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09 February, 2009

How To-98: "How to Develop a Strong Immune System"

How to Develop a Strong Immune System

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Here are some tips on how to get better quicker when you are sick or prevent getting sick when you feel like you are getting sick. This is useful if you can't afford being sick, or just plain don't like being sick.


  1. Focus on your body recovering hard and always think positive.
  2. Drink/eat a lot of vitamin C. Lemon juice, orange juice, lemons, limes, grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, etc. Vitamin C is proven to help the function of the immune system.
  3. Drink a lot of water. It will assist in flushing out some bugs in your body, and help prevent more getting in.
  4. Make sure to rest as much as possible. If you feel like you may be getting sick, take the day off to rest.If you are already sick, you need to rest a lot. Rest is the key to a speedy recovery.
  5. Chicken noodle soup is a good dinner or lunch. For breakfast eating lots of fresh fruits and healthy stuff is good too.
  6. Don't be afraid to visit the doctors office if you believe that you are seriously ill. Try to avoid this when you are not sick, as you may contract a nosocomial infection, which can be more serious than a normal infection.
  7. Take any medicine prescribed by a doctor. It is made to help you!
  8. Don't be active. It's usually a good thing, but it's not if you're sick.
  9. Don't go near anyone or anything. Exposing yourself to new germs is not a good idea, and you don't want to spread your germs to other people.
  10. Wash your hands. Use soap and warm running water. Hand sanitizer is not a replacement for washing your hands, but can be helpful when you do not have access to running water. Staying clean is very important to keep germs away. Try to take showers frequently. Avoid taking baths as much as possible, as you end up sitting in whatever you were trying to wash off.
  11. Don't live in a ridiculously clean environment, this especially affects children. Not being exposed to common bacteria can weaken your immune system. It's good to be sanitary, but don't get carried away.
  12. Not only is it important to keep your hands clean, but you should also keep your mouth clean; brush your teeth more than usual.
  13. Don't put your fingers in your mouth, eyes, ears, nose; any place thatcould allow germs to get inside your body. If you have any open cuts or sores, keeping them clean and covered is essential because these act as "portals" to allow germs into your body.


  • exposing yourself to germs will give your immune system a better idea of what they are fighting, thus making your immune system stronger

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