How do I improve my immune system?

Q:I had leukemia and a bone marrow transplant. I have been in remission for 2 years. But now, I have shingles because I have a compromised immune system. The shingles are not going away. I am taking acyclovir and altrax, but want to know if there is anything I can do to improve my immune system?
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Vitamin C supplements or just plain fruits and veggies.ex. apples, oranges, green veggies
There are a lot of good natural supplements on the market to boost immune function and some of them are different kinds of mushrooms and herbs. Visit a very knowledgable herbalist or you can do some research online. Also make sure you get a lot of sleep every night. That is the time your body heals. Avoid stress, particularly with shingles. Yoga and meditation are very very valuable and very healing, and have been proven to boost immunity and prevent stress. Exercise also boosts immune function. Do what you can, some every day, even just walking or another good one is gentle aqua aerobics, but I would first check with your doctor about how the chlorine in the pool may or may not affect your shingles. I hope that helped. I have never had shingles, but I once had a compromised immune system due to multiple surgeries, and I went to a very good Chinese herbalist and she gave me herbs specifically for the immune system. I had to cook them and drink the liquid. I know it helped because I didn’t catch nearly as many colds and flu as I did before. Good luck and hang in there and trust that your body has the innate intelligence to heal if you give it some loving support. .
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