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Our immune systems are complex, so improving resistance to disease may be puffery, writes .
> I looked at how the phrase “boosting our immune system” is being represented on social media. This concept is everywhere right now: it is being pushed by .... But in reality, the immune system is fantastically complex and can’t be “boosted.” (Even if you could, you wouldn’t want to. An overactive immune response is what leads to things such as anaphylaxis and autoimmune diseases.) The bottom line: There is no evidence that food, supplements, essential oils, spinal manipulation, IV vitamin infusions or really any product can enhance the functioning of the immune system in a manner that would provide extra protection against the coronavirus.

theglobeandmail.com/opinion/ar

@daviding "boosting our immune system" is almost always used in reference to some snake oil sales pitch or other nonsense...

Eat healthy and exercise, that's about the only reliable way to boost your immune system.

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