Boosting your immune system?

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CajunGrl
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   Posted 3/30/2009 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I have pretty much no immune system and need to take something to boost it besides Vitamin C, what else can I take?
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kitty9309
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   Posted 3/30/2009 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Mushroom Immune Defense by Source Naturals. Amazon has good prices.

My doctor recomended I take 3 per day to try to increase my CD 57 levels.

Mushrooms are known to be beneficial for the immune system.
 


CajunGrl
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   Posted 3/30/2009 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow, I've never heard of mushrooms being beneficial to the immune system. What does it have in it if you dont mind me asking?

Thanks so much for your response.
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kitty9309
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   Posted 3/30/2009 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I was previously unaware as well.

This is the list from the bottle:

crapake Mycelia Biomass
Reishi " "
Maitake " "
Turkey Tail " "

As well as a blend (long list) of other mushroom mycelia and extracts of 16 well studied species.

The proprietary blend brand is MaitakeGold 404.

Only time and some more blood tests will tell if this helps me.

Hope this is useful to you.
 


CajunGrl
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   Posted 3/30/2009 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much for taking the time to post that for me.
Have a blessed day!


Deejavu
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   Posted 3/31/2009 4:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi CajunGrl,
 
First of all, welcome to the forum!  Throughout the years I have learned that boosting one's immune system is really important. 
 
Diet and detoxing is a great way of doing this.  Try to eat as much raw and organic foods as you can, green leafy veggies are great as well as fruit.   I stay away from soda, sugar, bad carbs, and lately I have been making something called Green Smoothies.   Really healthy!  I buy organic from Costco so the price isn't that high.    
 
Detoxing is another thread and if you look in the Newbie Section, I wrote up a long post about detoxing.  I am a strong believer in daily detoxing even for healthy people to rid one's body of toxins just from everyday living.  There are the detox baths, foot baths, dry skin brushing, and so much more.
 
Also, detox baths do eliminate pain from joints and all over if done everyday but if you have never done them before it is best to start slow and build yourself up to them.
 
Hope this helps,
Denise
It's all about the Immune System mixed with a large dose of Positive Thinking and Daily Detoxing
 
This song is about my years with chronic lyme since 1995 and being in remission for over 3 years:
 
 


CajunGrl
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   Posted 3/31/2009 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks so much Deejavu. I appreciate all the information. I definately plan on doing the detox baths and taking some supplements. In fact, I'm getting everything ready to start soon. Just waiting for my doctor to change the dosing on my prescription.

For the detox baths, I have a garden tub....what exactly should I use(what works best?) and how much should I use?
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Deejavu
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   Posted 3/31/2009 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi CajunGrl,
 
I am guessing that a Garden Tub is a very large tub (please correct me if I am wrong).   I have a whirlpool tub with 8 jets which uses more water compared to the average tub.  I use at least 4 cups of Epsom Salts (any drugstore brand) and an entire bottle of hydrogen peroxide.  
 
First buy a natural fiber skin brush and dry brush your entire body always brushing toward your heart, you need to open up those pores that are clogged.  
 
Make sure the water is warm, not hot, you could put a thermometer in it and make sure the temp is not above 98 degrees.  For beginners, hot water can make a person really sick.   Also brush the bottoms of your feet. 
 
During the bath (try to stay in about 20 minutes or longer) drink lots of filtered water with lemon juice so you won't get dehydrated.   The epsom salts do several things, they draw out the toxins while absorbing magnesium which most sick people need lots of..   The hydrogen peroxide is adding extra oxygen into your blood stream which lyme bacteria hate.
 
If you feel strange after the first bath, that is normal and not to worry.   Some people add an essential oil to to their baths, I light candles, love aroma therapy!
 
If you scroll down to the center of this page, you can read more about detoxing.  I still drink Green Vibrance as it's a great immune boosting supplement.   I buy it at the Vitamin Shoppe.
 
 
Hope this helps,
Denise

It's all about the Immune System mixed with a large dose of Positive Thinking and Daily Detoxing
 
This song is about my years with chronic lyme since 1995 and being in remission for over 3 years:
 
 


ticker
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   Posted 3/31/2009 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi CajunGrl.  There is some good advice here. 

Other things you can do to strengthen your immune system is exercise whenever possible, eat healthy (lean protein, fruits/vegetables, avoid sugar and white flour products), get enough rest, and take appropriate supplements.  Some beneficial supplements are Milk Thistle, Resveratrol, COQ-10 (if you are not treating Babesiosis), and liquid Parsley.

Dr. Burrascano has some good advice regarding supplements etc. starting on page 27 of his treatment guidelines at http://www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/B_guidelines_12_17_08.pdf

 

CajunGrl
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   Posted 3/31/2009 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Deejavu,

Thank you so much again. I am new to this board and have learned so much information in just a few days than I have researching for 2 years. And your right about the tub....it's bigger than a normal tub. Now I know exactly what to do and how much to put. You are very knowledgeable and I appreciate you taking time to post to me.

I'm very scared, nervous and excited all at once to start this. I really hate herxing but want to feel better. I went to college last year and haven't even been able to work yet because of this disease. I just want to be whole again.
Have a blessed day!


CajunGrl
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   Posted 3/31/2009 8:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Ticker!! Hey!! How are you? I don't know if you remember me but I was on another board(I don't think I can name it here) back in 2007. The board is really slow now. Anyway, you told me back then to go get tested and I did but never got treated because my test was negative and I didn't know enough about Lyme back then. Anyway, all of my symptoms are back and a lot worse so I will be starting treatment soon.

I had my real name listed on that other board and I don't think I can say it here either. I think I will email you.

Btw, thanks for all of the great info! It's nice seeing you here.
Have a blessed day!


ticker
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   Posted 4/1/2009 5:49 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi CajunGrl.  I am sorry you were unable to get treated before.  I am glad you will be starting treatment soon.  Are you seeing a knowledgeable doctor?  Were you tested for all the co-infections?

Please do email me.

 


Martha's Vineyard
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   Posted 4/1/2009 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
hey cajun girl.
can you look back on my post in dec. for all of the supplements the envita put me on? there is a long list.
this will all kick start your immube system. I am on them now for my 7 month. and feel great. it is fertilizer for your body.
also drink alot of water too. get some sun. vit D. andtry to take the vit.s listed twice a day. it is not easy. it is alot to take. but it is good stuff that your body needs to help it heel and kick some much needed lyme butt...:>)
2004 in Martha's Vineyard me and my two daughters then 11 mos and 6 all got Lyme Disease. This was only known to us because we found the tiny ticks on us and we got very ill. My dog also got lyme and he went lame.
We have fought it for 4 years to no avail.
We all got it again this summer is Texas.
I am now in treatment in Scottsdale Arizona at Envita.

"The eyes cannot see for for what the mind does not know."


Martha's Vineyard
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   Posted 4/1/2009 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
hey cajun girl.
can you look back on my post in dec. for all of the supplements the envita put me on? there is a long list.
this will all kick start your immube system. I am on them now for my 7 month. and feel great. it is fertilizer for your body.
also drink alot of water too. get some sun. vit D. andtry to take the vit.s listed twice a day. it is not easy. it is alot to take. but it is good stuff that your body needs to help it heel and kick some much needed lyme butt...:>)
2004 in Martha's Vineyard me and my two daughters then 11 mos and 6 all got Lyme Disease. This was only known to us because we found the tiny ticks on us and we got very ill. My dog also got lyme and he went lame.
We have fought it for 4 years to no avail.
We all got it again this summer is Texas.
I am now in treatment in Scottsdale Arizona at Envita.

"The eyes cannot see for for what the mind does not know."


naturebabe
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   Posted 4/3/2009 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
EPA Fish oil (Cod liver oil-I get Nordic Naturals), and also garlic is very good for the immune system as well. Best of luck to you!
Age 32
Bitten age 11 yrs old, WB positive age 16. Treated IV Rocephin 4 months PICCline. Herx/anaphylactic shock-almost died.

Relapse in 2005, age 29. New and old lyme, WB positive.
Babesia, Bartonella and Mycoplasma positive via VEGA machine and EAV machine testing. Awaiting blood test results. Pretty sure I have them all.

MRI w/contrast 6/08. 2.8mm pituitary tumor. MRI w/ contrast hurt.
MRI w/ contrast 12/08. Pituitary tumor grew to 3.0. MRI w/ contrast was EXCRUCIATING. NEVER another MRI w/ contrast again in my life!

Extreme, OFF THE CHARTS migraine and neck/skullbase pain.
Severe reaction/heart attack to FROVA (frovatriptan) migraine medication on 1st dose. Heart never the same.
Tachycardia up to 165 bpm.

Doxy and malarone 6 weeks November 2008-then broke out in full body red itchy hives, discontinued med by doc order.

Started Biaxin/Plaquenil Feb 2009 for 1 week-went to hospital with EXCRUCIATING migraine I've had for months-hospitalized almost 2 weeks, with not much relief. Head is still splitting open/neck skullbase pain. Med's were discontinued.

Started New LLMD, Dr. C.
Zithromycin started 3/10/09. Throat constriction today, 3/18/09. Ordered to stop Zithro. I DON'T WANT TO STOP ZITHRO! This is the only med so far I've responded to!!


CajunGrl
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   Posted 4/3/2009 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Ticker: I emailed you. Did you get the email?

Martha's Vineyard: Thanks! I will definately look that up.

Naturebabe: I didn't know garlic helped with the immune system. I'm about to start taking supplements and garlic is one that I take. I already tale fish oil so I guess I am on my way. Thanks!
Have a blessed day!


ticker
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   Posted 4/3/2009 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi CajunGrl.  I am a bit behind on email.  I hope to get caught up this weekend.
 

CajunGrl
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   Posted 4/3/2009 5:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Ticker,

No problem hun. We all have lives. I understand.
Have a blessed day!


sickof lyme
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   Posted 4/4/2009 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey ,I use MGC-5 which is a mushroom complex ,I order all my supplements from vitacost I have found they are usuallu lowest priced!

hopingToFindCure
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   Posted 4/4/2009 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Just read that exercise is a big booster.

CajunGrl
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   Posted 4/4/2009 12:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi SickOfLyme,

Supplements with mushroom in it seem to be "the thing" for boosting the immune system. I will do research on this and what that pros are on taking it.

Thanks so very much for the info.
Have a blessed day!


CajunGrl
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   Posted 4/4/2009 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi HopingToFindCure,

I could exercise if only I could stop hurting....just one day. My muscles are the main problem right now. When I stretch them, they hurt really bad. I'm not sure why it does that. I do want to start walking again. I have a treadmill just sitting here. I truly would love to be back to my old self and just jump on the treatmill without hurting so bad after. I will probably have to start off slow and I do plan on exercising again. You are very lucky if you can still exercise.
Have a blessed day!


hopingToFindCure
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   Posted 4/4/2009 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Dr. Burascano recommends light exercise. Obviously, you don't need an injury or anything to make yourself worse! Just do what you can and don't make yourself anymore sore than you are.

I don't understand this disease process a bit. I only know I felt better when I did regular exercise. yep, i'm sore as hell. but my joints stopped popping as much, I twitched less, and i didn't suddenly develop new symptoms while being treated for this disease. that is a herx I guess six months in. Bizarre.

Anyways start very slowly -- if you can!

Cmacaran
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   Posted 4/4/2009 10:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Entrocap
Perma-clear
and Phytogen
 
All made by a company called Thorne.

CajunGrl
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   Posted 4/5/2009 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   
HopingToFindCure,

I wonder if it's the oxygen when exercising that lessons the symptoms? Those Lyme buggies hate oxygen. Hmmmm, makes you think.



Cmacaran,

Thanks for the info!
Have a blessed day!

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