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Immune problems - vitamin C dose etc

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Spinney Lainey, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. Spinney Lainey

    Spinney Lainey Senior Member

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    Any suggestions for a terrible immune system? Getting a cold almost kills me. What dose/make of vitamin C do people take?
     
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    My immune system was helped enormously by seeing a medical herbalist - not sure what country you are in, so don't know if they have them where you are. Mine gave me a mixture of different herbs to support the immune system and it helped in the long run- but no instant cure. I have found though the longer I am ill for the less colds, flus and infections I get, whereas in the beginning I got them all the time.
    TC, Justy.
     
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    Most of our immune system is in our gut. If you have any gut issues then getting them fixed would help a lot.

    Probiotics, good diet, fermented foods and collostrum help a lot. Not everyone does well on collostrum though.

    Immune function is difficult to treat without knowing the cause.

    Removing all possible stressors is a good starting point - sleep issues, diet issues, blood sugar imbalance etc. Then cleaning up the diet - for me strict Paleo does work. No sugar, grains, eggs etc but that's just me.

    A lot of medicines mess with your gut too.

    There is lots of great info out there. Check out people like Sean Croxton and Josh Rubin on youtube. Sean interviews a lot of great people and some of his recent clips are on gut issues, gluten intolerance etc.
     
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    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    I try to take 4 to 5 grams/day. FYI

    GG
     
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    I only take Vit C now if I think I am getting a cold or those i live with are getting colds. Tried Vit C as a daily or seasonal thing and it made no difference that I could see.

    I take 1gram tablets and load up to bowel tolerance. Was important for me to find a brand that I could tolerate in high doses. Would aim for 3-5 grams a day to head off a cold.
     
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    Spinney Lainey Senior Member

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    I already take probiotics and have a good diet. Am also planning to eat more miso soup! I definitely have a blood sugar problem - how do you deal with that, apart from the hypoglycemia diet?
     
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    Spinney Lainey Senior Member

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    Which make did you use?
     
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    No sugar, no/low carb diet and no fruit in the beginning if really bad.
     
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    Spinney Lainey Senior Member

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    Ok, I've also heard people talking about buffered vitamin C - as it is a neutral pH, so is supposed to not upset the stomach. Can't decide whether to get ester C or buffered C..............
     
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    I would also make sure your vitamin C is GMO free as most is made from corn. GMO's can affect your stomach too.

    Blood sugar issues are hard. I've recently gotten on top of mine. I didn't know I was allergic to eggs. Now that I've removed them and stick to no grains, no sugar, low carb I do better. I'm not hungry between meals, no hypoglycaemic symptoms.

    I eat meat, veg and small bit of potato 3 times a day. But everyone's different and you need to find what balances you properly. I've been trying to get this far for almost 4 years.
     
  12. Spinney Lainey

    Spinney Lainey Senior Member

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    I generally eat a lot of protein and wholegrain grains i.e brown rice and quinoa. If I don't eat any carbs, I get so hungry. How did you find out you were allergic to eggs? I don't eat wheat, milk or cheese.
     
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    Vit C never really worked for me but the herbs did and in liquid drops. So I take Zand's herbal insure, a matake mushroom extract and astragulas extract. Some can't take any fungus so you have to be careful but take the others often under attack and slow down during healthy times.
     
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    You can always increase your carbs by eating more veg. Also depends on the quality of your meat? Conventional/free range/grass fed/ organic.

    Food detective test first picked up egg allergy. Recent gut issues showed me had to give them up too.

    This book has a great self test in it to see how much carb you 'need' to consume. We're all different.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Metabolic-T...4430693&sr=8-1&keywords=metabolic typing diet

    Also if yr going to eat grains they should be prepared properly to aid digestion - soaked overnight and cooked in homemade stock. Check out a book called Nourishing Traditions. Grains are hard on the gut.
     
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    I have always had a gag effect with eggs but dairy is essential in my diet. Wheat is ok only in small dosages, like once a day, rice is ok. Whatever I eat has to be varied but nuts are very important as vegetables and fruit.
     
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    Chromium and niacinamide both help regulate blood sugar level.
     

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