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Immune system advice please?

I have Hashis and for years I haven't suffered from any niggly ailments like colds etc which I had put down to my immune system being out of control. However since starting work in a primary school in September I have had one cold after another. I use hand sanitizer every day and make every effort not to touch my eyes, nose and mouth but somehow the germs are still getting in!

I am never sure whether doing things to strengthen my immune system is a good thing or not. Any advice please anyone?

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I have read that Turmeric(Curcumin) is helpful for autoimmune diseases. I started taking 1 capsule daily in the summer and has proved helpful to me.

authoritynutrition.com/top-...

"I recommend that you find one with bioperine (another name for piperine), which is the substance that enhances absorption of curcumin by 2000%."

(I cannot find the link for the line above)

naturalnews.com/052009_ging...

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This is a link and don't know if it will be helpful:

hypothyroidmom.com/reversin...

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Thanks Shaws. I started taking "golden milk/turmeric tea" earlier in the year but kind of got out of the habit as it's a bit time consuming...but I'm off to make some now!

freshbitesdaily.com/turmeri...

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Thanks very much that's very useful info. Also in the phrase above:-

bioperine will also improve it by 2,000%

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Yes, I add freshly ground black pepper...and funnily enough it's not as bad as it sounds!

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Some interesting tips there-I am definitely going to keep on with it. Seems it's good for lots of things.

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Working in a school is a direct route into every virus going. Once you've been there a year you will have upgraded your immune system to a new and heroic level.

It's similar in the first terms at university - fresher's flu syndrome.

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I've been thinking about it all today and (though it's lovely to hold hands with the little ones) I'm getting some latex gloves and am going to tell them to speak up instead of getting up close and personal!

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You'll have to get a mask :) wonder what they will think of that :)

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Now there's an idea.....!!

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