List questionsCategory: Immune SystemHow can I strengthen my immune system?
MyPH Com Staff asked 4 years ago

What additional steps can I take to try to strengthen my immune system?

1 Answers
Dr. Edward Layne Staff answered 4 years ago

First, I suggest that you follow the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to make sure that you have had all the appropriate immunizations for your age and gender.
Here are some additional general suggestions for patients that are attempting to strengthen their immune system and alkalinize their bodies:
Get more oxygen into body. Oxygen allows the body to maintain the immune system. Most cancer cells, bacteria and viruses that cause infections in the body (pathogens) can thrive in an environment in which the oxygen level in the body is low. The following suggestions for increasing the oxygen supply to your tissues may also be useful for patients that are managing various types of cancer and patients that are fighting chronic infections:

1. Remind yourself to take deep breaths. You can increase the oxygen supply to your tissues by simply practicing “deep breathing”. Try to expand your lungs to get more oxygen to your organs and tissues. This will help strengthen your immune system
2. Practice taking 12 deep breaths every 10-15 minutes to increase the oxygen supply to the brain and tissues of the body.
3. Stretch your muscles and joints every 10 to 15 minutes while sitting in a chair or lying in bed. This will force you to take deep breaths and will also maintain the flexibility of your joints