how do I safely build my child's immune system

You didn't mention the age of your child, but one of the best ways to stimulate the immune system is through the use of castor oil packs (typically for those older than two years old.) Several tablespoons of castor oil is rubbed on the abdomen, covered with a soft flannel cloth or old T-shirt then covered with a warm herbal pack or heating pad for 15-20 minutes. This is done prior to bed for at least three evenings per week. Since most of your immune system is the gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) in your abdomen, the castor oil may serve to stimulate the GALT to produce more white blood cells. White blood cells are key components in keeping your immune system strong and active. If there is any topical skin reaction, simply decrease the time or heat.

answered by Dr K B N

If your immune system is compromised, you can get sick easily and stay sick for a longer time. This means that the immune system is crucial in maintaining one’s health.

Well balanced healthy foods along with regular exercise is essential for good health. Eat a combination of foods such as whole and fortified grains, dairy products, fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, eggs, some amount of fish and meat. A daily multivitamin-multimineral supplement is also a good idea. Beware of supplements that claim to boost immune systems like protein or enzyme supplements. Mental and emotional stress can weaken the immune system.

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answered by P P

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