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I'm asthmatic and at least once a year I get a cold which turns into a nasty chest infection, makes me feel really grim and needs antibiotics to clear it. Well am now on second bout this winter and desperate. How can I avoid catching colds in the future? Already take 1000mg vitamin C plus zinc plus multivitamin throughout the cold season, eat healthy diet with lots of organic fruit and veg, have tried echinacea but it didn't work for me. Anybody got any alternative remedies they can recommend to help my immune system please, please, please.
well, you are already doing most of the things i was going to suggest.
sunflower seeds are supposed to have many of the same things as fish oils, and apparently help lots. also tasty. just a handful, or less a day.
also, almonds are supposed to help immunity. personally prefer them toasted, but better if not. seven almonds a day is what i was reccomended.. unfortunately i love them so much, scoffed the lot i had bought in two days.
i would be interested n anything anyone can suggest as i also always seem to have a cold.
Thanks for those ideas stitch and mummytosteven-- already eat sunflower seeds in my morning muesli though, and snack on almonds intermittently! Eat lots of garlic too but haven't tried the tablets so I guess that's worth a go. Was wondering if anyone has any experience of homeopathy or acupuncture or other alternative remedies for boosting immune systems.
what about lactobifidus powder to boost the good flora to start with especially as you`ve been taking antibiotics ..i give it to my daughter plus i`m going to take her to the homeopath to boost her immune system as she`s getting so many colds ..plus of course sugar is a killer .