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tips to boosting immunity

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 13, 2011 at 2:44 PM

Any ideas? My immune system could always use a boost...

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

(9948)

on May 13, 2011
at 05:34 PM

It is like seeing how many pushups you can do vrs seeing how few very very slow pushups you can do that causes one to collapse. At age 67 I can push out 40 or so pushups. But I can do 4 very slow pushups and collapse. But the four very slow are getting easier and easier. Same with chair dips.

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

(9948)

on May 13, 2011
at 05:30 PM

Again, training strenuously every day will in itself foster inflammation...even though you don't know it. Most folks find they make more gains exercising by doing more to failure once a week than training everyday. See Dr Doug McDuff's book http://www.bodybyscience.net/home.html/ and Fred Hahn's book Slow Burn http://www.seriousstrength.com/home/ http://slowburnfitness.com/ Both get phenom results with clients exercising to failure once a week for 30 min. And they both charge a ton of money and have long term clients. More is not better in fitness.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 13, 2011
at 04:51 PM

Thanks, I'll check the links AC. free-weigths can't be beat IMO(I'm addicted to 2-a-days recently just as when I was a teenager when I started over a decade ago).

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 13, 2011
at 04:49 PM

I haven't experienced any inflammation(soreness of joints). In fact I feel greater joint mobility with this regimine. What would you recommend re: strength-training(keep in mind I train daily).

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on May 13, 2011
at 04:28 PM

Powerlifting with barbells and shit is okay, but it's better to have the extra stabilization and grip strength needed to control a rock or a log, which won't be perfectly adapted to our bodies or have a perfectly even weight distribution.

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on May 13, 2011
at 04:25 PM

Also lifting, which is free if you can find suitable rocks and logs out in the woods. Do heavy sometimes and light other times.

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on May 13, 2011
at 04:25 PM

In other words, I would recommend walking, jogging, sprinting, jumping, climbing, grappling, etc, preferably outside and sometimes in the sun. Natural movement. The closest established disciplines to this would be BJJ, judo, wrestling, parkour, free solo rock climbing and tree climbing, distance running, sprinting, etc.

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

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on May 13, 2011
at 04:23 PM

Sprints are hormetic...meaning putting the body under mild stress Applying hormesis in aging research and therapy is based on the principle of stimulation of maintenance and repair pathways by repeated exposure to mild stress. Tabata only takes 5 minutes for a complete workout...unpleasant for 5 min 2x a week as against a lifetime of inflammation and perhaps shortened lifespan...short telomeres. Too much over training leads to inflammation ie 5x5 2x a week. Only Vit D3. I use Now Brand 5000IU one per day. The carrier is olive oil..not soybean oil. Choc see Dr K comments http://bit.ly/iV8jbh

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on May 13, 2011
at 04:20 PM

Or why I'm still writing "Continued". Maybe I need new conventions.

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on May 13, 2011
at 04:19 PM

Continued: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybILETMlNXc

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on May 13, 2011
at 04:17 PM

Continued (no idea why I typed "@PersonMan" 3 times in a row): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMppD-bUNWo

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on May 13, 2011
at 04:17 PM

@PersonMan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nwbzpyterI

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on May 13, 2011
at 04:16 PM

@PersonMan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m61t3ObnSP0

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on May 13, 2011
at 04:16 PM

@PersonMan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKGF-ErsJiI

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

(9948)

on May 13, 2011
at 04:09 PM

Anything fermented like sauerkraut, kombucha.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 13, 2011
at 04:06 PM

I concur AC Slater. What exercise would you recommend? I have outlined my program in response to DEx above...as well as throwing out some questions re: dietary substances. Care to audit his advice?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 13, 2011
at 04:04 PM

Are there any natural sources of probiotics? (Yoghurt I think is one...cheese maybe? Keep in mind I'm cash-poor at the present moment so be gentle).

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 13, 2011
at 04:03 PM

Sprints are unpleasant. How about a leisurely walk for 30 min. per day? How about 2-per-day training sessions of 5x5 style weight-training(45-1 hour. each). How about pills that state on the bottle "Vitamin D", but not D3? How about Baker's chocolate in place of supplements(how much per day)? At the present moment it is below ZERO (celcius) where I am located and the snow had fallen over night so no polar bear clubbing for me.

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06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

(9948)

on May 13, 2011
at 02:49 PM

Vitamin D3 supplementation boosts the immune system or get 30 min of full sun half naked. I have seen the incidence of colon cancer plotted on a US map which shows more incidence in the northeast.
Supplementation with resverotrol.

Sprinting tabata wind sprint style.

Edit: Now that I see you are in Canada...Vit D3 is even more important.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 13, 2011
at 04:49 PM

I haven't experienced any inflammation(soreness of joints). In fact I feel greater joint mobility with this regimine. What would you recommend re: strength-training(keep in mind I train daily).

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

(9948)

on May 13, 2011
at 05:30 PM

Again, training strenuously every day will in itself foster inflammation...even though you don't know it. Most folks find they make more gains exercising by doing more to failure once a week than training everyday. See Dr Doug McDuff's book http://www.bodybyscience.net/home.html/ and Fred Hahn's book Slow Burn http://www.seriousstrength.com/home/ http://slowburnfitness.com/ Both get phenom results with clients exercising to failure once a week for 30 min. And they both charge a ton of money and have long term clients. More is not better in fitness.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 13, 2011
at 04:03 PM

Sprints are unpleasant. How about a leisurely walk for 30 min. per day? How about 2-per-day training sessions of 5x5 style weight-training(45-1 hour. each). How about pills that state on the bottle "Vitamin D", but not D3? How about Baker's chocolate in place of supplements(how much per day)? At the present moment it is below ZERO (celcius) where I am located and the snow had fallen over night so no polar bear clubbing for me.

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

(9948)

on May 13, 2011
at 05:34 PM

It is like seeing how many pushups you can do vrs seeing how few very very slow pushups you can do that causes one to collapse. At age 67 I can push out 40 or so pushups. But I can do 4 very slow pushups and collapse. But the four very slow are getting easier and easier. Same with chair dips.

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

(9948)

on May 13, 2011
at 04:23 PM

Sprints are hormetic...meaning putting the body under mild stress Applying hormesis in aging research and therapy is based on the principle of stimulation of maintenance and repair pathways by repeated exposure to mild stress. Tabata only takes 5 minutes for a complete workout...unpleasant for 5 min 2x a week as against a lifetime of inflammation and perhaps shortened lifespan...short telomeres. Too much over training leads to inflammation ie 5x5 2x a week. Only Vit D3. I use Now Brand 5000IU one per day. The carrier is olive oil..not soybean oil. Choc see Dr K comments http://bit.ly/iV8jbh

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6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on May 13, 2011
at 04:03 PM

Paleo, a good sleep schedule, and a lot of hard exercise left me basically immune to ever getting sick, but it didn't happen right away. Perhaps you could keep trying to improve your lifestyle and just see what happens?

To me, it seems like a bad idea to start messing with supplements and shit when you still (probably) have a lot of improvement to make with your basic lifestyle, and a lot of damage to heal from your past life. IMO, just be patient and keep working on getting more paleo, and doing more exercise, etc. Don't get antsy and try to accelerate the process with weird shit like supplements.

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on May 13, 2011
at 04:16 PM

@PersonMan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m61t3ObnSP0

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on May 13, 2011
at 04:17 PM

Continued (no idea why I typed "@PersonMan" 3 times in a row): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMppD-bUNWo

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on May 13, 2011
at 04:17 PM

@PersonMan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nwbzpyterI

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on May 13, 2011
at 04:16 PM

@PersonMan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKGF-ErsJiI

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on May 13, 2011
at 04:25 PM

In other words, I would recommend walking, jogging, sprinting, jumping, climbing, grappling, etc, preferably outside and sometimes in the sun. Natural movement. The closest established disciplines to this would be BJJ, judo, wrestling, parkour, free solo rock climbing and tree climbing, distance running, sprinting, etc.

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on May 13, 2011
at 04:25 PM

Also lifting, which is free if you can find suitable rocks and logs out in the woods. Do heavy sometimes and light other times.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 13, 2011
at 04:51 PM

Thanks, I'll check the links AC. free-weigths can't be beat IMO(I'm addicted to 2-a-days recently just as when I was a teenager when I started over a decade ago).

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on May 13, 2011
at 04:28 PM

Powerlifting with barbells and shit is okay, but it's better to have the extra stabilization and grip strength needed to control a rock or a log, which won't be perfectly adapted to our bodies or have a perfectly even weight distribution.

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on May 13, 2011
at 04:19 PM

Continued: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybILETMlNXc

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on May 13, 2011
at 04:20 PM

Or why I'm still writing "Continued". Maybe I need new conventions.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 13, 2011
at 04:06 PM

I concur AC Slater. What exercise would you recommend? I have outlined my program in response to DEx above...as well as throwing out some questions re: dietary substances. Care to audit his advice?

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637042e24e38a81dfc089ef55bed9d46

(826)

on May 13, 2011
at 03:39 PM

Supplement with a good probiotic in addition to Dexter's suggestions.

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

(9948)

on May 13, 2011
at 04:09 PM

Anything fermented like sauerkraut, kombucha.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 13, 2011
at 04:04 PM

Are there any natural sources of probiotics? (Yoghurt I think is one...cheese maybe? Keep in mind I'm cash-poor at the present moment so be gentle).

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