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#1 of 4 Old 10-01-2012, 07:30 AM - Thread Starter
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Everyone in my house has colds already and it is only October 1st.  I would love to boost our immune systems but I don't know where to start.  Extra vitamin C?  Echinecea?  Something else?

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We are at the tail-end of an awful cold. It's been more than two weeks now. There seem to be a lot of colds/flus going around in my area, so maybe it's an early year for it.


We do:

elderberry syrup

fish oil pills


extra C and D



I know some people swear by limiting or completely cutting out sugar but that's never worked for us. I was really adamant about it one winter and we were the sickest as a family we had ever been. But it might be worth a try.

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We eat organically; consume zero sugars (except Concord grape juice); drink water, the previously mentioned juice, and herbal teas (ginger and raspberry leaf); get plenty of rest; laugh daily; get fresh air, sunshine and exercise frequently (we do not have a car). It works for us.
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 Vitamins C and D, omega 3, lots of fresh air and sunshine, rest.

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