Boosting your immunity to keep you healthy

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I am not a nutritionist or in any way qualified to dish out advice but I will simply share my experiences and then it’s up to you.

When I was first diagnosed with my sarcoma I was living in Singapore and it seemed natural to me to visit a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner. Luckily I found Prof TT Ang, one of the best in the world – he’s even addressed the UN in Geneva, and he and his wife have helped many many people, including me.

As well as advising me on diet ( you can read the advice under the my diet  and my well-being tabs on this site) he was emphatic that the mushroom Ganoderma lucidium was brilliant at helping boost the immunity. He even mixed his own tablets – far preferable to a horrible mixture of roots and bark I was boiling up courtesy of a TCM doc in London!

So I took the ling zhi mushroom tablets as they are known in Chinese for 4 years plus, and now take them when I remember. I am that healthy I always forget I was at death’s door at one point!

I have discovered a very good source of these tablets here in the UK and have been taking them off and on. I have just ordered a new supply to see me through the coming months.

If you are worried about your immunity, you could do worse. It won’t hurt you if you take them, and might help!

In addition I follow my normal precautions of not eating dairy, and eating plenty, plenty leafy greens, cauliflower, kale, chard and cavolo nero (from the garden) sprouts and sprouted seeds, and vitamin C stuffed foods which are surprisingly not just citrus fruits but also berries, kiwis, tomatoes, apples, peppers, chillies, and parsley.

I know its not fashionable to eat meat, but I do occasionally eat some liver, plus oily fish, smoked mackerel most days and some tinned tuna in lunchtime salads made up of fresh veg and organic salad leaves. And don’t forget the chickpeas, which also contain potassium, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, and selenium (and no cholesterol), and other lentils which contain B vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc.

Don’t forget the chicken soup either!

As they say, you are what you eat! My recipes on this site also have many ideas on how to combine all these foodstuffs in easy and delicious ways.

Stay safe and well!

PS I am not sponsored in any way to promote or recommend this product!

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