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02-18-2006, 11:36 AM
Is there some things I can juice to help build the immune system?
I had emergency surgery after a miscarriage last month and a blood transfusion. Since then my immune system is horrible. I'm catching everything that comes along.
I am also fighting a sinus cold.
Any suggestions? My kids have a horrible cough as well and I want to get them to do some juice over the next few days. Any suggestions for that as well?
Oh and can a juice fast be done while nursing?
02-18-2006, 09:37 PM
I don't think there is a "juice" that can fix your immunity. Immunity seems to be a collaboration of various functions if you know what I mean.
No doubt, healthy flora in the stomach contributes to [building] immunity. Hearing about your health history in this thread and the other, my personal suggestions would be this........not diagnosing at all.
Time to savor the strength you do have,cleanse,rebuild,detox and rejuvenate! :)
Avoid ALL irritants. Any food and people,places and things that make you feel less healthy or negative body response, try to avoid them.
1.) Elm water to rebuild the stomach lining. 1/2 tsp of slippery elm powder with 8 oz of warm water. Drink first thing in the morning for 10 days. The lining is what prevents toxins and poisins from entering into the bloodstream. The lining is also is responsible for absorbing some of the nutrients. The elm also has ability to pull toxins out from the walls--how are you bowels???
2.) PROBIOTIC -good bacteria but the body needs a healthy terrain for these guys to function and survive. I've used Garden of Life for awhile and used Synergy Kombucha raw tea--this drink gave me such results in a couple of hours that I will be using this until my system self corrects.
3.) Keep your diet simple for now until you gain more bodily and physiological strength. Oranges!!! greens,apples,ginger,lemons,pears................
4.) Water Water Water--drink when you are thirsty and warm if possible.
IMO, and I'm integrating my eastern upbringing, I'd avoid melons for now as they can be irritating to folks with bronchitis or lung issues. I would suggest juices like celery,cabbage,apple is awesome,adding ginger for blood flow,lemon water...............if you can make your greens more on the soup side or liquify that would be great for your blood--cleanse and rebuild.
Try to keep your fruits and veggies room temperature. Always keep head,hands,feets and shoulders warm. Massage feet and hands. Deep breathing exercises. Bouncing if you can for lymphatic system to be stimualted and circulate.
Again, this is only my personal views. Let us know how youa re doing. :)
02-18-2006, 10:17 PM
I don't think a juice fast should be done while nursing. Remember that you are burning up extra calories in producing the milk and you need to be well nourished to do that. And nursing seems to make you hungry. At least it did for me!
As for boosting immunity, you might try freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice. This seems to help me. I use the juice from a whole large lemon and 1/2 a lime in water. I don't add sweetener. If it tastes too tart try adding more water. From what I have read it is best not to add sweetener when doing this.
Wolfberries (Goji) are another good thing for boosting immunity. During cold and flu season, I eat a tablespoon of dried berries a day. I get them at the health food store.
02-19-2006, 01:35 PM
Im not sure if this was mentioned. Wash your hands when ever you touch something that u know is not clean. keep your away from your mouth, eyes, ears, nose and any open wounds. Always wash your hands before you eat. If you know you cant wash your hands were cotton gloves while you are running errands. Try and avoid sick people if you can't avoid them wear a mask. Dont shake peoples hands. Eat lots of citrus and use probiotics. Also its best to eat only foods prepared by you and not at a restraunt you do not know how clean there hands are and since you are eating raw there germs are not removed in the cooking process.
02-21-2006, 08:58 PM
I wanted to juice fast when nursing years ago and was strongly advised against it by a guy who guides people through juice fasting for a living. But I think DRINKING a lot of fresh juices in addition to food is probably a very good idea, making sure to clean them well with water with, what is it, a drop or two of cholorine bleach in a gallon of h2o to scrub the produce to get any mold off? I heard that and think that if your immune system is compromised, that might be a good idea, even though it's not ideal. Of course, rinse them well. Dr. Day advocates a LOT of fresh juices (drday.com) and so does Halleluiah acres (hacres.com). You'll bounce back-be patient and try to sleep-with a little one, I know that can be a "luxury".
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