There are certain nutritional supplements that your doctor will recommend, especially if you're on a limited food choice diet (like if you're vegan.)
Calcium, folic acid -- those have specific and proven effects for specific populations. (post-menopausal women, pregnant women, etc.) (Or my favorite example -- few pirates get scurvy these days thanks to orange juice!) LOL.
It's all the woo nonsense I keep hearing spouted about "herbal" remedies that frustrates me.
There are certain physical conditions and drugs that CAN negatively affect the body's immune response.
BUT that doesn't mean the reverse is true -- that you somehow make it work BETTER or more efficiently by taking supplements or eating certain foods.
Here's a good article about what I'm talking about: linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1470
But feel free to ramble with me :) We love rambling. I just get grumpy every now and again -- especially when people ignore sound medical advice and decide to self-prescribe some "herbal" remedy to themselves or other people! And there seems to be more and more of that in the growing ranks of Spark people.
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