I don't think there is much known for sure about how to improve the system, because it is a system and has so many unknown interactions that might be required to maintain a fine balance. I read in Harvard Health that it seems logical that if you take probiotics that it would be a good idea but that is just a theory, and in fact your immune system might perform worse if you increase one facet of it because it may require a balance that you are throwing off. They said just sleeping properly was the best thing you can do but that was a 2014 article. You can still google it today if interested.
Lots of nutrition health research has been contradicted by later studies so I'm thinking we will not know the answer for years because nutrition and human bodies are so complex. I don't think Vitamin C has been proven useful other than to prevent scurvy so it would be pretty hard to be deficient in C today.
Hello Specialmom, it's been a while. If you live an average healthy lifestyle and have no underlying health issues, you will be fine. It's us older and sickly that are at risk. Don't get caught up in all the hype and use common sense. I saw on one report that a mild to average case of the flu is stronger than the Corona Virus. This is why it's mostly the weak that fall prey to it. I read yesterday, only 2 small children died in China. It's good to see you again.
All I keep seeing is how many infected and how many died but no one is providing the numbers of people who have recovered! Although I did see one stat that said 98% recovery rate. But I don't trust ANY source at this point because I feel like there's way too much misinformation out there to know what's true and what's false. So we're all just sitting here waiting for the other shoe to drop and see what happens in the coming days and weeks.
Don't forget sleep and exercise.
Sleep is so important in your immune system, and even if you have to exercise in your house to a youtube video, continue your exercise, or start (though start slowly).
And don't forget that stress and anxiety can wreak havoc on your immune system.
List of vegatables and fruits to boost your immune system:
1. Citrus Fruits
2. Red bell pepper
9. Green Tea
I started Emergen-C Immune Plus with Vitamin D chewies. Big dose of Vitamin C with other things to help with the immune system. Never have been a huge believer in that but this is the time to try to be proactive if I can be.
If you can find any of these foods, they might help:
You might be able to find tea, broccoli, or make some chicken soup?