Weak Immune System Treatment and Boosters

Overuse of Antibacterial Products
Posted by KT (the USA) on 05/14/2013

Something to think about...I have wondered how many are using anti-bacterial soaps or hand sanitizers. Good and bad bacteria are everywhere but if you use these you are not only killing the bad bacteria but the good bacteria that fights it. It seems like the more germ-free and sanitized people are trying to be, ailments and diseases are escalating.

Medicinal Mushrooms
Posted by Deirdre (Atlanta, Ga) on 11/28/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Hi everyone! Just wanted to give feedback on medicinal mushrooms for immune support. My mother has been taking an immune support mushroom formula from the health food store for 2 years now and hasn't gotten sick. I am around a lot of children every day at our karate studio and bombarded year-round with viruses galore. I got a nasty virus in October that took a couple of weeks to recover from and a dry cough that lingered for a good month. My usual arsenal of remedies from EC didn't work this time -- h202 inhalation, Ted's aspirin cure and high doses of vitamin c to name a few. After ignoring my mother's suggestions about medicinal mushrooms now for years, I decided to give it a go. I went online to research and found a sustainably produced, immune support multi-mushroom formula with feedback from people who hadn't been sick in 4-6 years. I bought a bottle and it arrived just in time! I could feel another nasty virus kicking in last week and quickly took 2 capsules. Within 20 minutes I was feeling better. It was that fast! I took 2 more in the evening, 2 more in the morning and by the end of the next day, I was 100% back to normal. No symptoms manifested other than a bit of fatigue.

These mushrooms are now at the top of my favorite supplement list! I am taking 2 capsules every day now.

Blessings and Good Health to All!

Deirdre from EC

Medicinal Mushrooms
Posted by Yve (Massachusetts, US) on 09/08/2014

Do you mind sharing where and the name of the product you got? my son is constantly sick with cold, I hope this immune support help. thanks.

Medicinal Mushrooms
Posted by Elisa (Mount Vernon, Ny) on 11/20/2015

Can you give me the name of this mushroom miracle?

EC: Oh dear, sorry about that, I never added the product name in 2012!

It's Host Defense, MyCommunity, Comprehensive Immune Support. See these google images. Still one of my most favorite supplements, but please make sure to buy them from a reputable company (like Amazon directly or iherbs). I think I bought a fake batch from an Amazon third party seller 2 years ago.. Normally you should feel better within 10 minutes of taking these mushrooms, but that particular batch did nothing for me and I ended up getting sick a few times that winter season.


Master Tonic
Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa) on 11/19/2012

Hi Everyone, Since we are entering the holiday season and the season notoriously known for colds and flus, I thought I would put the recipe up for The Master Tonic which is known to avert these nasty things. This tonic is extremely powerful because all the ingredients are fresh. Do not underestimate its power.

Master Tonic Ingredients:

1 part fresh chopped garlic cloves

1 part fresh chopped white onions

1 part fresh grated ginger root

1 part fresh grated horseradish root

1 part fresh chopped Cayenne peppers, Jalapenos, Serranos, Habeneros... any combination of the hottest peppers available.


Fill a jar 3/4 of the way full with equal parts of the above ingredients. Then fill to the top with raw apple cider vinegar. (Remember all ingredients need to be fresh and organic if possible.)

Close and shake vigorously and then top off with vinegar again if necessary.

This tonic will take approximately 14 days to come to its full potential. Shake it whenever you walk by or at least once a day!


Strain liquid from solids with either cheesecloth or a strainer into an 8 oz. Glass. (Note: the solid ingredients retain almost the same potency as the liquid therefore, they can be pureed and used in salad dressings, as marinades, etc.)


1/2 to 1oz. , 2 or more times daily, gargle and swallow.


Keep this tincture in a dark place as light will deteriorate it. You can put the jar in a brown paper bag for the brewing and shaking process. Tinctures last indefinitely while herbs lose their potency within a year. Also, tinctures enter the body in seconds.

Cheers everyone and stay healthy! Lisa

Master Tonic
Posted by Sue M. (Worden, Il, Usa) on 11/21/2012

Hi Lisa.... Thanks for your formula. I had ran across something similar to yours, but it didn't have the ginger or onions. OMGosh, the stench was so strong and I could only take it a couple of times because it was so hot. I ended up throwing mine out. It was that bad. Your formula sounds way better than mine. "))

My daughter gave me a recipe that she got from her friend that works at a garlic farm. I thought I would post it along with yours. You're suppose to take a tsp at a time.... I don't think it matters how often during the day. Mine is sitting on the counter "curing".

You fill a jar (mason, pickle jar, etc. ) 3/4 full of peeled garlic cloves (my salsa jar took 7 heads of garlic). Then fill half way with honey and the rest of the jar with clean water. Shake gently to mix. Put on lid and on counter for at least a week. Gently roll the jar top to bottom, bottom to top several times every couple of days. Garlic stays in the jar.

Master Tonic
Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa) on 11/21/2012

Hi Sue, Thanks for sharing your garlic/ honey recipe. I think I'll give that a go. Sounds easy enough and very effective. And just so you know, the Master Tonic recipe I gave is super hot too! I'm sure that's what makes it so effective! But one recommendation is to add it to something so it's getting into your body but not so intense. You could add it to soup broth. I make my own bone broth during the cold months which is recommended by Weston Price protocol. It's very healing and soothing to the stomach. I started doing that after I had my stem cell therapy to support it. Anyway, then you could add the master tonic to it and it would give it a zing! One other recommendation is, after swallowing it down, chase it with a bit of toast with honey on it. Maybe these tips might help so you don't have to throw it out again ;) Best to you, Lisa

Master Tonic
Posted by Sue M. (Worden, Il, Usa) on 11/22/2012

After I read your post, I said to myself, "duh, Sue" lol. Thanks, Lisa, will give it another try. After posting the recipe, my daughter reread the instructions and told me that you only leave the garlic/honey on the counter for a couple of days, then put it in the refrigerator. You can leave it for up to a yr. And when you feel yourself "starting to come down with something", eat the garlic cloves along with the honey. We both had to throw our batches out because ours had sat out on the counter for a couple of weeks. They might have been fine, but I thought, wouldn't it be ironic something that was suppose to help us, might make us sick. Lesson learned. "))

Master Tonic
Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa) on 11/22/2012

Hi Sue, You're too funny! Well, I can easily eat the garlic cloves since I'm a big fan. I do have to say I got very carried away about a month ago. My husband and I went to one of our very favorite ramen houses where they will serve you a container of raw garlic cloves for free to add to your ramen if you wish. Of course, as usual, I asked for them. They also give you a garlic press with them. I proceeded to press garlic cloves and it just tasted so good, I kept adding more and more. Well, by that night my stomach was a wreck and it lasted well into the next day as well. My intestines hurt so bad I couldn't even eat. Lesson learned!

Anyway, as far as your recipe goes, I don't think it would have gone bad sitting on your countertop as honey is a natural preservative. I do know though, that if preserving garlic cloves in olive oil, that must be refrigerated.

Wishing you the best during this holiday season! Stay healthy Sue! Lisa

Master Tonic
Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa) on 11/24/2012

Hi Everyone, Three days ago I posted the Master Tonic recipe for keeping our immune system strong especially during this time of year and the holiday season when people seem to have colds and flu all around. I wrote it all out but I know many people can be overwhelmed when just reading something like this recipe so I thought I'd give a link to a video of someone actually making it. For some, visual is easier than reading and I think this recipe is worth using. So, here is the link for the Master Tonic:


Best of health to everyone, Lisa

Aloe Vera
Posted by Waycool (Motown, Ca/ Usa) on 10/24/2012

I have been seeking the elements required by the body to do its own healing-- the most vital of them, at least. One of these is as old as life itself, and been in use as a healing agent for a known 5,000 years. It is aloe. The research reveals this type and form of aloe to be closest to eating the plant itself, and is required for cells to do their healing, so I'm all in, when I read that!

Yet another substance that we have woefully underestimated, due to not using it in its best variety, nor in the best delivery form. That the gubmt is trying to place such products under the auspices of big pharm should tell you all you need to know, as they really do want us to have access to affordable, and readily available healing agents, right? --T.

Posted by Rob (Manhattan, NY) on 09/09/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Some new studies that show that megadose of Niacin B3 massively increase the immune system's ability to kill different strains of the super bugs, including MRSA. A 1000 times increase, reported.

Stating also that one should megadose only under a Dr. S supervison... (I believe Ted mentioned Niacin for superbugs?)


Camel Milk
Posted by Maria (Gippsland, Australia) on 10/26/2011

Hi Francisca, I have also heard this and read it in many places. Many years ago I was convinced enough to go dairy free for my asthma. It was absolutely free not even a piece of cake/bread or any food that I did not know every ingredient. Young with lots of energy in those days. At that time my apparent problems were asthma which was getting worse and small amount of eczema. After about 3 months I gave it up as neither had improved at all and started getting painful legs.

My opinion now is that raw is best and some of the processed products are dead eg. Long life milk. Also due to the way farming is done dairy products lack magnesium so the more dairy we eat the more magnesium we need to take. Farmers are not paid any extra for mineral content in their produce. I am also seeing people who had no problems with raw milk now have problems (itching skin and stuffy nose) with the processed milk but who are now able to have the processed A2 milk and with no problems. Interesting that most of these same people don't have problems with small servings of cheese and real yoghurt. My girlfriends son is truly allergic to dairy if he even touches the outside of the plastic wrapper he gets an immediate rash. This is just my opinion of my personal experience and observation of some other folk.

Low Neutrophils
Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia) on 07/04/2011

David, can I suggest that you research spirulina.. There are studies showing it increased white blood count.

Also here is an excellent ebook on chorella and spirulina... A must read. Everyone should be taking these "Superfoods"... they are better than supplements.

Low Neutrophils
Posted by Catherine (New York, Usa) on 07/06/2011
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I am a firm believer that stress and anxiety can affect our well being.... I notice with me when I am depressed my immune system suffers... I have been taking lithium orotate for approx 12 months and that has definitely made me more positive and increased by cell count.....

Immune System Stimulation
Posted by Tommy (North York, On, Canada) on 09/14/2010

Hello everyone, From a short research I found that there is some molecules are very important to stimulate the immune system:

1- Iodide potassium stimulates macrophage activity. 2- Alpha and beta gluca are also very good immune stimulator. 3-L-arginine and L-Citrillune stimulates the murine macrophage by the production of NO. 4-lPS( lipopolysaccharide) stimulates murine macrophage activity.

The question is what is LPS and we can find them or buy them as supplement? I appreciate your help.

Immune System Stimulation
Posted by Natalie (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) on 03/20/2012

LPS (lipopolysaccharide) is a component of the bacterial cell wall which the body recognizes as foreign and mounts an immune response. Injections of LPS into the blood can cause an immune response much like the response your body mounts when you have a bacterial infection (anorexia, lethargy, vomiting, decreased protein synthesis). I would not recommend using this "as a supplement" as your question had suggested.

Astragalus Root
Posted by Laurie (Sudbury, Ontario) on 10/28/2009

Please explain how you use this root, how much, I love this site but everyone posts what worked but never how, how much, how many days, nothing, so it cant help others if we dont know the details, thanks

Muscadine Grapes
Posted by Jessica (New York, NY) on 01/16/2009
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A friend of my recommended muscadine grapes because my immune system is weak. I have been taking these supplements I find that I haven't been getting sick as much. muscadine grapes also have a lot of anti-oxidants as well, I noticed it has helped keep my skin a lot clearer and smoother which gives me a more youthful appearance.

Serbian Recipe for Low Immunity
Posted by Dragica (Edmonton, Canada) on 09/18/2007
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One of the best remedies for colds, and to boost your immune system is apple cider vinegar, chopped garlic, honey, and warm water. Mix all the these ingredients together and drink it. Instantly you will feel better. This recipe is from my Serbian grandmother. I have been drinking since I can remember, and I have never taken any medication for colds.

Serbian Recipe for Low Immunity
Posted by Antonia (Cleveland, OHIO) on 02/02/2009

Hi there~ I would really like to try your remedy, but how much of your ingredients do I have to combine in order to get the desired effect? My immnun system has been really weak for the past few months and I can't handle being sick (colds and flu) every month any longer! Thank you for your time, Antonia

Serbian Recipe for Low Immunity
Posted by Tricia (Ireland) on 10/29/2009 84 posts

In most of the recipes on these pages you would have to guess the the measurements as people never remember to write this down or may have put it on a previous post and think we will remember. I'm guilty of doing this too. Curative recipes tend to be 1 or 2 tablespoons of acv. Maintenace recipes seem to be 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon depending on the ailment. Garlic will be as much as you can stomach without gagging. Remember that most of these recipes are non toxic so it would be hard to overdose. Again honey tends to be 1 to two teaspoons or to suit your taste and almost all the drinks remedies call for 8 oz water.At a guess this recipe calls for 1 or two tablespoons of acv, 1 clove of garlic, 1 teaspoon honey and 8 oz warm water. The clove of garlic would depend on size and strenght of odour and taste. More or less to suit. The honey could be increased for sweetness if you wanted to give it to a child.

This next bit answers another post from you too where you ask about giving these remedies to a child. My daughter is 4 and less than 3 stone in weight. I base this on Teds advice to use body weight as the divider. When giving her anything that I am taking myself I divide it by 1/3. In a drink recipe as above I would make as for an adult (water included) then tip 1/3 into a glass and fill again with more water. And give her as much as she will take. For vitamins, I try to buy in capsule form - open the capsule and tip up to 1/3 into her breakfast food or drink. this goes unnoticed by her. If it is a cooked breakfast I wait till it has cooled so as not to damage the actual vitamin through heat.I have put it on sandwiches when I forget to do it in the morning making sure it is well spread out. So as not to wastes the balance of the vitamin put the rest of the capsule/s on a spoon then lower into a heavy cup that won't be knocked over. Leave the capsule on the spoon in the cup for easy retrieval next day. And out of the way from little fingers. I'll post this to the other thread as welll to make sure you see it.

Serbian Recipe for Low Immunity
Posted by Greta (San Diego, Ca) on 07/19/2012

Hello, Johnny from Pune, India: Just wanted to let you know that you probably have MRSA it is boils from weak imune system and excesive use of antibiotics. Do some research, but what I did requested samples from my boils and Important asking for resistancy , so they did it and foundout that I could only take one antibiotic ( FUCIDIN), and all others that they would give me, be resistant. Problem is that I had to get it from Canada, because it is no longer selling in Europe, but that was like 5 years ago, so maybe it's changed. Do not forget Probiotics for long time. Check with your doctor

Posted by Monica (Atlanta, GA) on 12/13/2005
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I make a large container of kimchee and keep it on hand when I feel my intestinal and vaginal candida starting to act up. For me, it really helps nip an attack in the bud, and seems to raise my immunity generally. It even seems to ward of a cold or any kind of respiratory infection. Here's my recipe: Buy a big head of nappa cabbage. Coarsely dice, and steam in the microwave with a small amount of water for five minutes only. It should still be crisp. Place the semi-cooked nappa in a large bowl. Add the following to taste and toss with the nappa: about 1/2 cup of Vietnamese Chili Garlic Sauce. This can be purchased at any well-stocked Oriental grocery. The kind I purchase has no sugar, although it does contain vinegar (but that doesn't seem to lessen the benefits in my case.)Then dice and add 3 or 4 raw scallions. Grate a large carrot and add. Then, finely dice and add 2 large garlic cloves. Lastly, grate about 2 TBSP of RAW, FRESH ginger and add. Pour on about 1/2 cup water to make a "sauce" that will distribute all of these ingredients with the nappa when mixed together. The result should be a pungent, head-clearing "salad" that I eat in between meals a half-cup at a time, a few times a day when experiencing symptoms. If you are familiar with kimchee, you know that it traditionally contains fermented fish sauce, so I leave this out, of course. My kimchee stays in my refrigerator at all times and will not spoil, so it can be kept on hand to have when needed. It's a good thing I enjoy eating it. It's great as a condiment on rice, but mixing it with other foods seems to lessen its punch for me. One more thing. It does cause garlic breath, so I brush and gargle with baking soda. It helps me so much with my candida and general immunity, that I'm not willing to give it up!

Posted by Koran (Us) on 02/23/2016
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Hello ,

I'm writing for a friend ...she is 24 yrs old and seems to get multiple colds. She is taking turmeric but apparently its not enough. Can you suggest a natural remedy that will help boost her immune system or something that will help keep colds at bay. Any advise will help ...thank you for your time.

Posted by Anon (N/a) on 06/06/2014

Here is a study showing what some of us here at EC have known and experienced for quite a while!


Astragalus Root
Posted by Mesem (Manosque, France) on 05/16/2013
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Astragalus Root: I was hoping this plant would help me out as I seem to develope allergic reactions so easily to pollen and whatever in the atmosphere. I took 1,350 mg (weight) astragalus capsule from well known brand and I have been now for unwell 3 days! Upset my digestive system totally and I feel very strange. I have read that this reaction is very rare; for me it was almost immediate. Can anyone tell me how I might take this powdered root without invoking the upset stomach. Have to say that I don't really want to touch it again!

Camel Milk
Posted by Lori (Forestville, Nsw Australia) on 10/25/2011
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I would like to know people's experience with camel milk. This website seems to have a lot of information on it http://www.MiracleMilk.com.au

I have had great results for constipation with the camels milk. Chrinic constipation resolved within 3 days.

But it apparently is good for autism, diabetes and other immune problems.

Camel Milk
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 10/26/2011

A book I am reading right now, Deadly Harvest, says all kinds of dairy products are bad for you, no matter where the milk comes from. No idea whether this is right or wrong....

Camel Milk
Posted by Jr (Coloma, Mi) on 10/26/2011

I always wonder about Kefir. Dairy is bad, but what about Kefir?

Active Hexose Correlated Compound
Posted by George (Madrid, Spain) on 09/29/2011

Has anyone used AHCC to boost the immune system.. Have they found any benefits? Does it increase white blood cell count?

EC: AHCC= Active Hexose Correlated Compound

Active Hexose Correlated Compound
Posted by David (Melbourne, Victoria) on 10/11/2011

I have done a lot of research on this product and it seems it is well researched and tested to help immune systems...

Low Neutrophils
Posted by Martha (New York, Usa) on 07/01/2011

Hi Ted.... Please help.... I Need your advice... I have a low immune system because my body produces low neutrophils.... I have been sick with an infection for the last 6 months and still fighting it.... What can help me to increase my neutrophils..... I have read various things like zinc, shark liver oil, lithium can help increase my count but I need your advice....

Low Neutrophils
Posted by David (Paris, France) on 07/03/2011

I have had low neutrophils over the past 7 years..... Overall my white blood count is just above the lower range. I am seeking help from anyone who can help me.... My dr seems to think I have nothing to worry about as my WBC is in the normal range.... I am stressed about it and any advice would be appreciated....

Low Neutrophils
Posted by Pino (Milan, Italy) on 07/04/2011

I have never tried lithium to establish if it can increase neutrophils but I have purchased some and will start in the next day or two.... Does anyone know what else may help with increasing neutrophils....

Low Neutrophils
Posted by George (Melbourne, Vic) on 07/05/2011

I have been taking shark liver oil and I feel this will help me with low neutrophils.... I will be tested in the next four months and have been taking 6 shark liver oil tablets daily....

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