My friend sent me an email, to post on EmpowHer.com for her:
I have been sick A LOT...about once every month, lasting for a week. I am around 20 preschoolers every week, which accounts for some of my illnesses. But, I used to be the one at work who everyone joked with, saying that "I never get sick". I went years without using any sick leave, however, I was not around little kids at that time, either (I was around 40-50 highschool-aged kids instead).
I am in my mid-thirties, and my Allergist said I will be more susceptible to respiratory-related illnesses due to my severe allergies. I am currently undergoing immunotherapy treatment.
I wash my hands often, try to eat healthy foods. When I exercise, I make it a few weeks before I am flat on my bottom with another cold/respiratory illness. I want to be able to workout.
I do eat sweets everyday (cookie or cupcake). Does that affect my immune system? What can I do to boost, energize, strengthen or build my immunity, so I feel healthy again?! I'm open to any traditional and non-traditional remedies. This is affecting my life, as I try not to be around my family and friends (or retail stores, grocery stores, etc) for fear of spreading my germs. That is no way to live!!
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