I get a lot of colds and other ailments and think that perhaps my immune system is a little sluggish, is there anything I can do to give it a boost?

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Immune System

I get a lot of colds and other ailments and think that perhaps my immune system is a little sluggish, is there anything I can do to give it a boost?

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There is a lot you can do to boost your immune system.

Starting with diet, make sure you are consuming lots of fruit and vegetables and drink at least two litres of water a day. Cut out all sugar, processed foods and all food and drink containing caffeine and additives. Reduce all animal fat and restrict or totally cut out all dairy produce.

At those times when you feel ill or a little under the weather then consume only vegetable and fruit juices building up to vegetable soups made with a clear broth. This will ensure you take in lots of nutrients but will not overtax your body.

Take a good multivitamin and a Vitamin C 200 mg tablet twice a day.

Take zinc tablets allowing 1 mg per kilo of body weight, but do not exceed 10 mg a day.

If you feel your immune system is struggling to fight off an infection then start taking herbs that will give you a boost.

Any of the following work very well :

•             Echinacea

•             Garlic

•             Chamomile

•             Astragalus

If in doubt always consult a qualified, registered practitioner.

See also Common Cold and Flu.

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