COPD – Immune system good and feeling well.

Tomorrow is a time of celebration. Why? The day when it neither gets lighter, nor darker, the winter solstice, after which nights and mornings start to get lighter, and the road to warmer days and Spring begins, that is tomorrow. Of course there is Christmas to enjoy first, and as my grandchildren seem to both have gone down with colds, it is with hope that the dreaded colds pass me by and leave me well for Christmas. It really does seem as if everyone I know is not well, and amazing that I am – well. I really do seem to have a much better immune system than last winter. And I of course should as I have spent the last year trying to strengthen it to save my lungs from getting worse too quickly.

First and foremost I credit Vitamin D for my immune system being so much stronger. I feel so positive that is the reason that I recommend all, fit and ill, to take it. Remember though, it takes many months for this vitamin to have an effect and to build up your immune system. It really is not a case of taking now and expecting results this week, or even next month. Give it three or four months to have a good effect. I take 5,000IU of vitamin D a day, a dose the vitamin D councils research indicates is a good therapeutic dose and essential from at least October to the end of April. I will take this amount all year round to ensure optimal levels in my body.

Then there is Capsicum, the fruit of the chilli pepper. I introduced myself to this delight about six months ago, and credit this fruit to also ensuring my immune system stays good. This also has a good effect on the cardiology vascular system so is good in many ways.

Lastly, I am now also taking Serrapeptase. I am unsure of the effects of this at the moment, and will when I am sure be blogging about what effects I believe it has had when I am pretty sure what it is doing to me. I have only been taking this one for a few weeks so too early to be really positive about its effects, although it is possible that it is helping to subdue my cough, and keep my chest clearer of Mucus than would otherwise be, and it maybe having a positive effect on my blood pressure, but will blog more on this when I am positive. . For now though, amazingly, I am, apart from my bad lungs, as well as can be.

Don’t confuse well with fitness. Well for me is feeling fine in myself. Not being ill with a cold, a virus, or having an exacerbation. Nothing has or will enable me to get my lungs well so enabling me to get around faster . And nothing will, not without either a transplant, or a miracle. What I am doing is making myself fitter by building up my immune system and giving myself the best chance possible to have a good winter. And hopefully delay the progress of this illness a little and so live a little longer.

With that it really is time to get a little exercise and to get away from this computer. I wish you well, and health, and look forward to blogging again in a day or two. Whatever you are doing, breathe easy and don’t forget, smile, because there is always someone somewhere in a worse position than you:-)

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