Health Tip: Boost Your Immune System05/13/11
(HealthDay News) -- The immune system helps your body fight off
germs, protecting you from getting sick.
The ADAM Encyclopedia suggests these ways to help support your
- Avoid exposure to secondhand smoke.
- Don't take antibiotics when they aren't necessary. The more you
use these medicines, the more likely they won't protect you from a
future bug. Remember that antibiotics fight bacteria, not
- Drink plenty of water.
- Eat yogurt with "active cultures," in other words, beneficial
- Get plenty of sleep. Insufficient rest means you're more likely
to become sick.
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