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Default Bad immune system? - 12-18-2008, 12:59 AM

I am constantly having infections - eyes, skin - and allergies, and once I pick them up, they are so difficult to get rid of, it takes me months and months. Doctors said that I had bad immune system, but how can it be possible?I am so fat, I thought that thin tiny people were like this. Why me?then, if I become thin, I will have a good immune system?I hate yoghurt because of its smell.
   
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Default 12-18-2008, 10:59 PM

It makes sense: tiny people are unhealthy because they lack nutrition and the vital energy their body needs to fight off infection- (only IF they are skinny because they don't eat) if they are just skinny people, your theory about them having a bad immune system holds no water. Just the reverse is true for obese people: too many fat cells crowd the other cells in the body and make it difficult for insulin to reach its destination. Insulin is vital to human health because it helps to break down the sugar in our bodies and, without it, or an insufficient amount of it, can lead to serious health problems.
   
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Default 12-24-2008, 08:33 PM

Loosing weight will help your immune system. People who are badly underweight have a weak immune system but the same applies to fat people who develop a lot of health problems later on and you are having a lot already.You had better start reducing your weight. Besides that take a multivitamin every day and some extra Vitamin C. One or two grams of Vitamin C a day or even a lot less would help.
   
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Default 12-26-2008, 02:56 AM

I am sorry about your"bad"immune system, here are some reasons why our immune system gets weak.Toxins: Most people today have excess accumulation of toxins and waste material in their bodies causing their body to be acidic and adding stress to their immune system function. The two main reasons for this is1) People are putting huge amounts of toxins (mostly unknowingly) in their bodies on a regular basis and2) their elimination channels are clogged, slow or sluggish.3) toxins like"junk"food, medications(drugs), sugars, excess alcohol, allergens all stress your immune system, thus making it weak and unable to fight the germs when exposed to them.Nutritional Deficiency:When your body lacks nutrition, you will have a weak immune system.Since our bodies can not produce nutrients needed for optimal health, quality food plays a major factor in keeping our cells healthy and our immune system strong. Food not only provides energy to your body, but all the nutrients that are essential for a healthy immune system.Lack of drinking healthy waterehydration means the cells just simply do not have enough fluid. Dehydration cause medical problems including pain, arthritis, asthma, and allergies, among other medical issues. It can affect your energy and your sleep, and the ability to get toxins/waste material out of the body.Lack of physical activity:Lack of regular, moderate exercise appears to slow down cleansing the body of certain toxins and waste productsLack of sufficient rest:lack of sleep will stress your immune system and thus increase the risk of catching a bug.The good news is that I think you can help control or reverse your condition by doing as many as possible of the following list.Chronic stressPeople who are under chronic stress have lower than normal white blood cell counts, are more vulnerable to colds and other viruses and take longer to recover from them. They are more likely to experience more severe symptoms than people who are not under a great deal of stress.The good news is you can strengthen your immune system by doing as many of the following list as possible....1) keep practicing good personal hygiene care, wash your hands!2) get plenty of rest. During deep sleep, our body release potent immune-enhancing substances that strengthen your immune system function. By not allowing our body sufficient rest, the immune system will sputter, and as a result, not function at full capacity. We then are more likely to become ill with common illnesses. A healthy, deep sleep allows our body to release a significant amount of growth hormone that boost the immune system and aids in the growth and repair of the body.3) get moderate and regular exerciseAn increase in blood flow associated with moderate exercise helps to circulate antibodies along with white blood cells necessary to fight infection more quickly. As a result, this provides our bodies with an early warning system to ward off potentially damaging germs. In addition, the increase in body temperature as a result of physical activity may aid in inhibiting the growth of bacteria; thus allowing the body to fight infection more effectively.4) Receiving a Regular Body Cleansing.Body cleansing is essential because our bodies need to properly eliminate the toxic build up that has formed in our intestines (colon), which may lead to sickness and disease. Our body organs and tissues must be free of toxins for the immune system to function optimally thus enabling our bodies to receive the essential nutrients our bodies need.5) Boost immune system by drinking plenty of filtered water.Water is essential for all living things and keeps our immune system operating optimally while improving the way we feel, look and live. Without sufficient amounts of water, you may experience routine fatigue, dry skin, headaches, constipation, and a decrease normal bodily function which may lead to your body unable to fight off diseases. Without water we would literally dehydrate which could result in the shutting down of vital organs and ultimately end in death.6) Eliminate all sugar and allergens from your diet.Just a small amount of sugar has been proven to impair white blood cells up to 50% for very short periods of time. By discovering what our personal food allergies are, then eliminating or desensitizing them will help strengthen your immune system. By removing these triggers, our immune cells are strengthened in order to combat other invaders such as influenza rather than the allergen. The elimination of sugar from your diet can also strengthen immune system.7) Eat nutritiouslyGood foods to eat include organic fruits and vegetables, chloretta, medicinal mushrooms like maitake, shiitake, reishi, or turkey tail. Besides water, wheatgrass juice, aloe vera juice, or green tea are good drinks. My favorite is MonaVie juice.8) Take supplementsSupplements are needed because our bodies can not produce the nutrients necessary to maintain optimum health. There are many nutrients needed in order to maintain a strong immune system. It is very challenging in the world we live in to obtain sufficient nutrition with the foods available to us. They are over processed and void of many essential nutrients. Additionally, food is grown in soils that have been over-planted and saturated with synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. Vitamin and mineral deficiency subjects us to more diseases, aging, sickness, and the weakening of our immune system.Best herbs include echinacea, goldenseal, garlic, olive leaf extract, elderberry, or astragalus.Best vitamins include Vitamin A, C, or E. These are a good source of antioxidants, which will boost your immune system.The minerals zinc and selenium also help with boosting your immune system.More details can be found at the website in the source box.
   
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Default 12-26-2008, 12:59 PM

I advise you to take yogurt daily, it help everything that you have mentioned. Based on my own experience, I have been taking yogurt for 4 years already continuously.
   
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Default 01-01-2009, 06:42 PM

I am very small and I dont have a bad immune system, in fact Ive never been as healthy as I am today..The only thing I have is skin problems like Dermatitis and more less cant go outside much or my whole body will be a rash.
   
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Default 03-03-2009, 05:42 PM

You need to ask all this of your doctor. Make a list of questions and make an appointment.
   
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Default 06-19-2009, 07:21 AM

You need to discuss your ongoing issues with your Doc. Being overweight can pose a variety of health issues. Having a"bad immune system"needs further detail, not just a broad term. Mainly, you should be concerned about your weight. You are setting yourself up for a lot of physical problems. Yeah, weight loss is easier said than done !! Try avoiding certain foods over a period of time. If you try to avoid all fattening foods at once then, you will relapse. Increase your exercise by starting with a walk after supper or even during your lunch break. Start out slow. The more that you can do each day, the better.Drink plenty of water. You need to take care of your health, NOW !! Your Doc can refer you to a Nutritionist and help you with a healthy,diet plan. I hope this helps and Good Luck!!
   
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