Q: I get sick a lot throughout the year. I’m sick of it. It ranges. I get strep throat at least once a year. I just got over two sinus infections in a row. It has only been like three months and I’m sick! Not sure. Could be a cold. I think it’s my immune system. What do you think? Also, please give me some ideas of what I could do to help myself.
A: Goodness! It sounds like you are not doing something right, that’s for sure! However, the fact that you’ve noticed this trend is a sure sign that you are on the path to finding a solution.
People severely underestimate the role that stress, diet and exercise play in keeping our immune systems functioning properly. In order for your body to take care of you, you have to take care of your body.
My prescription? Take a look at some of this additional reading and learn what you can do to boost your immune system
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