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    Molds are fungi. Not all fungi make fruiting body mushrooms.

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    Gut health is important for a healthy immune system. What exactly “gut health” means still seems to be in its infancy of scientific understanding.

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    With a lil effort I am on 11cups of water + some fruit

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    Breast Milk helps with the immune system.... (But you are probably missed that and well past that point unless you believe in reincarnation.)

    Plenty of sleep, lower amounts of stress, eating well and if you can't get enough vitamins from your foods, consider supplemental taking some- especially Vitamin C and a few others.

    Wash your hands as many times as you can- especially if out in public, before you eat and of course after the visits to the bathroom. If you can't wash your hands, then hand sanitized (I did not believe in using as much Sanitizer until Covid came around...) Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose, and out of your mouth as much as possible.

    Some go for the regular use of a Neti-potty also that helps clean out the nasal passages and helps with sinus issues which can be the start of an infection.

    Drink plenty of fluids- not alcohol or caffeine that dehydrate your body, but water, and things that can help flush your body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RShea View Post
    Breast Milk helps with the immune system.... (But you are probably missed that and well past that point unless you believe in reincarnation.)

    Plenty of sleep, lower amounts of stress, eating well and if you can't get enough vitamins from your foods, consider supplemental taking some- especially Vitamin C and a few others.

    Wash your hands as many times as you can- especially if out in public, before you eat and of course after the visits to the bathroom. If you can't wash your hands, then hand sanitized (I did not believe in using as much Sanitizer until Covid came around...) Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose, and out of your mouth as much as possible.

    Some go for the regular use of a Neti-potty also that helps clean out the nasal passages and helps with sinus issues which can be the start of an infection.

    Drink plenty of fluids- not alcohol or caffeine that dehydrate your body, but water, and things that can help flush your body.
    Fucking eighties, guess I missed out on most of the breast feeding. FUCK BIG PHARMA FOR TELLING WOMAN THE ARTIFICIAL BABY FOOD IS BETTER THEN THEIR BREASTMILK

    Netipoti, I used them, to flush the nose after coke nights. Always had sinus infections afterwards.
    So stopped using it. Still have one somewhere but not my style anymore.

    Really difficult for me not to touch my nose. I love nose-picking and scratching.
    But I am working on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodywhomper View Post
    Gut health is important for a healthy immune system. What exactly “gut health” means still seems to be in its infancy of scientific understanding.
    I know you already know this, but for starters not wiping out your gut flora with antibiotics is a good idea, and when abx are actually necessary using narrow spectrum abx when possible. Don't push your doc for abx for a cold. Probiotics are commonly prescribed in hospitals for patients on abx, although there is no evidence as yet to support their use. (Poop transplants are for special case, not general use after antibiotics or for general "gut health").

    Why can't we have wet nurses for adults?

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    Get every vaccine known to man and sleep on the floor at the busiest international gate at JFK for a week, then travel to sub Saharan Africa and eat nothing but street vendor food for a month.

    Return home either dead or with the strongest immune system known to man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47bp View Post
    Get every vaccine known to man and sleep on the floor at the busiest international gate at JFK for a week, then travel to sub Saharan Africa and eat nothing but street vendor food for a month.

    Return home either dead or with the strongest immune system known to man.
    I am still drawn in between hermit or full exposure.

    But thanks for the advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    I know you already know this, but for starters not wiping out your gut flora with antibiotics is a good idea, and when abx are actually necessary using narrow spectrum abx when possible. Don't push your doc for abx for a cold. Probiotics are commonly prescribed in hospitals for patients on abx, although there is no evidence as yet to support their use. (Poop transplants are for special case, not general use after antibiotics or for general "gut health").

    Why can't we have wet nurses for adults?
    I avoid antibiotics as much as I can. Guess only when I am half dead I will take them / see a doctor.
    I have probiotics in my travel pharmacy and for antibiotic treatment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47bp View Post
    Get every vaccine known to man and sleep on the floor at the busiest international gate at JFK for a week, then travel to sub Saharan Africa and eat nothing but street vendor food for a month.

    Return home either dead or with the strongest immune system known to man.
    I see people actually eating on the floor in airports and it makes me want to die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twat View Post
    I am still drawn in between hermit or full exposure.

    But thanks for the advice.
    Well you can’t toughen up your immune system being a hermit.

    If your goal is to never get sick = hermit

    If your goal is to have a strong immune system = exposure.

    And since you explicitly refuse to drink piss those are your only two choices.

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    Just wear a mask, all the time, and you’ll be fine.

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    With Thanksgiving right around the corner.

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41577-023-00944-z

    Poncho time!

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    Go be a substitute teacher…in an elementary school.

    This will help in 2 ways…

    1. Help with the nationwide teacher shortage.

    2. You’ll instantly catch the crap those rug rats are passing around…and it will (eventually) totally build your immune system to super human strength.

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    doorknob licking = parenting

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    A couple additional points for consideration:

    Make sure you break the habit of rubbing your eyes unless you just washed your hands. I see people doing that all the time who are otherwise very conscious of hygiene. It's hard not to during allergy season if you suffer then.

    I swear near daily use of Simply Saline or other 100% saline solution nose spray helps keep me healthy.

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    I’m seeing it a few times here, hand hygiene is (supposedly) not the critical method to avoid catching covid, wearing a respirator mask in places with poor ventilation is the method.

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    Quote Originally Posted by This End Up View Post
    Just wear a mask, all the time, and you’ll be fine.
    Try not living life seeing things only in a binary way is another good tip

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    Quote Originally Posted by twat View Post
    Netipoti, I used them, to flush the nose after coke nights. Always had sinus infections afterwards.
    So stopped using it. Still have one somewhere but not my style anymore.

    Really difficult for me not to touch my nose. I love nose-picking and scratching.
    But I am working on it.
    Coke is not the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodywhomper View Post
    I’m seeing it a few times here, hand hygiene is (supposedly) not the critical method to avoid catching covid, wearing a respirator mask in places with poor ventilation is the method.
    this isn't a "how do I not catch covid" thread.
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
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    "everybody's got their hooks into you, fuck em....forge on motherfuckers, drag all those bitches across the goal line with you." - (not so) ill-advised strategy

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    There have been posts saying they washing their hands a lot because of covid. Misinformation spread by several governments.

    Not sure hand washing actually “improves” your immune system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twat View Post
    I avoid antibiotics as much as I can. Guess only when I am half dead .
    Which is a bad idea.

    Two anecdotes: I had a sinus infection while surfing in France, didn’t have any idea hiw to get antibiotics in France and thought "it's gonna be fine" two + weeks later i got them in Germany and the doc said , I quote " woah we should get some antibiotics in there".

    I had super sensitive sinuses fir years because the tissue was so fucked.

    Second time this year: I had an inflamed/sore throat for a week, went to the normal doc and he said no no just wait no antibiotics. I said well that's not how my normal cold looks like. Still nothing.

    Another week I go to the specialist. -> full blown laryngitis. 3 days of antibiotics and it's gone. And I had told the first doc that my daughter had had streptococci.


    BUT, and that's the thing, about 8 weeks later I get rheumatic fever because the infection had run wild earlier and my immune System got freaky and I spent 4 weeks thinking I had gotten real rheumatic arthritis and "my life is fucked now". The third doc had the idea with the fever thing because the others said that could only happen 2-4 weeks after infection. Only she looked into the book and found that it can happen 6-10weeks later.

    Thanks for nothing first sore throat doc.
    Take home message: take antibiotics when necessary. It's the only medication that had a visible impact on the life expectancy of a population.
    It's a war of the mind and we're armed to the teeth.

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    Agree with plague--take antibiotics when you need them, don't when you don't.
    As far as meds that have an impact on life expectancy, fentanyl is right up there with antibiotcs, although in the other direction.
    And the big impacts on life expectancy are sewage systems, obstetricians washing their hands (really), and hydrating infants with diarrhea. Humbling for those of us who are highly trained in high tech interventions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    Agree with plague--take antibiotics when you need them, don't when you don't.
    As far as meds that have an impact on life expectancy, fentanyl is right up there with antibiotcs, although in the other direction.
    And the big impacts on life expectancy are sewage systems, obstetricians washing their hands (really), and hydrating infants with diarrhea. Humbling for those of us who are highly trained in high tech interventions.
    How does drinking diarrhea help keep infants hydrated?

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