Immune system support help

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by warmfuzzies, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    It seems like we have been sick all year this year. Just as soon as one of us gets over it, someone else is getting it. [​IMG]

    We dont have any stomach stuff, ever. Just colds. And we all get really bad coughs every time. I know DH gets stuff easily from grain dust. He trucks grain, so he frequently gets ear aches and coughs from that.

    But we have all been getting stuff, we have probably only been to Church four times this year. We dont take vitamins, but I try to limit the sugar we eat. We have homemade bread, so not a lot of refined carbs. And I do know we don't eat as many veggies as we should. But I make most of our food from scratch, no microwave dinners here! [​IMG]

    I guess this is just a rant, sorry it is so long!! [​IMG]
  2. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

    Sep 2, 2008
    Esk Qld Australia
    Sorry you have all been sick. Up the fruit and vege intake and perhaps take a multivitamin for a while may help too.
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:I know this gonna sound weird but have you had your carbon monoxide levels checked in the house? Slow poisioning can make you tired listless and lower your immune system so that you think you are always getting sick. Go get a detector........
  4. xadika

    xadika Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2009
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2012
  5. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    It's kinda nasty, but drinking Emergen-C supplements help me. I like to let them set a bit till the fizzing subsides [​IMG] then it's more tolerable.

    Some people, apparently, LIKE the taste! [​IMG]
  6. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    Yep, increase your probiotics and take your vitamins! Heavens to betsy - vitamins are GOOD for you! If nothing else - take a shot of orange juice each day. I take Flintstones Chewables (only kind I can take that dont upset my stomach) and OJ 8 oz at least twice a week, but I also eat yogurt (low sugar/low fat).
  7. Black Feather

    Black Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2007
    Not only look at what you eat, but also look at your activity level. A healthy body is a fit body. Are you in shape? Do you exercise? Any weight issues?

    Don't feel too bad though......I'm working on my second cold in four months. It sucks, but I work with and hang around a lot of different people and bugs go around.

    Has your hubby considered wearing a mask while he's working to keep from breathing in dust? I never clean my coop without a mask so it would make sense if he's sensitive to that sort of stuff to take some preventative steps instead of dealing with the after effects.

  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2009
  9. Julie08

    Julie08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    you can get immunity boosters at the health food store we take them and they seem to make a difference.
  10. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    Thanks everyone! I do get a lot of exercise, but I think we will get some multi vitamins, Vitamin C, and vitamin D3.

    DH has tried using masks, they actually provide them at the elevators, but he HATES them, so most of the time he doesnt use them [​IMG] I would think it would be worth a little inconvenience!

    I also think he should drop his clothes at the door, in the laundry room, so that the dust on his clothes doesnt come in the house.

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