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Boosting Your Immune System

<br>Can you really make your immune system stronger?

RIGHT NOW, YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM IS HARD AT WORK TRYING TO PROTECT YOU FROM DISEASES AND INFECTIONS.
AT THE SAME TIME, DOCTORS ARE HARD AT WORK TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO INCREASE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM'S FIGHTING POWER.
BUT IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN DO TO BOOST IT YOURSELF?
TONIGHT'S HEALTHCAST HAS SOME THINGS THAT MIGHT SURPRISE YOU.
IN THIS 1955 EDUCATIONAL FILM, SOMETHING THAT'S STILL TRUE TODAY.
RIGHT NOW RESEARCHERS ARE BUSY INVESTIGATING WAYS TO INCREASE OUR IMMUNE SYSTEMS TO BETTER WARD OFF VIRUSES AND DISEASES. 
DOCTOR JEFFREY ACTOR IS STUDYING THE IMMUNE-BOOSTING MOLECULE THAT'S NATURALLY PRODUCED IN OUR BODIES. "Lactoferrin has the ability to balance the immune system."
HIS PLAN IS TO ONE DAY ADD IT TO TUBERCULOSIS AND FLU VACCINES TO INCREASE THE BODY'S NATURAL RESPONSE TO THE INFECTIONS. DOCTOR ACTOR SAYS THAT WILL TAKE YEARS. SO WHAT CAN YOU DO RIGHT NOW TO GIVE YOUR BODY A FIGHTING CHANCE?
WE'VE ALL HEARD VITAMIN C CAN HELP WITH COLDS. BUT...
 "There are some controversies."
DOCTOR AMITAVA DASGUPTA... BELIEVES IT WORKS.
BUT, A COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS OF 29 VITAMIN C STUDIES SHOWS IT WON'T PROTECT MOST PEOPLE FROM CATCHING THE COMMON COLD. THE STUDY DOES SHOW DOSES OF 200 MILLIGRAMS OR MORE CAN SLIGHTLY REDUCE HOW LONG YOUR COLD LASTS. IF YOU DON'T LIKE ORANGE JUICE, A LITTLE BOOZE MIGHT HELP.
"Just one glass of red wine a day can give you protection against the common cold."
AS FOR FOOD, GARLIC, OATS, BARLEY AND MUSHROOMS CAN HELP KEEP YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM HEALTHY. LAUGHTER REALLY COULD BE THE BEST MEDICINE. 
RESEARCH SHOWS IT INCREASES THE PRODUCTION OF ANTI-BODIES AND ACTIVATES PROTECTIVE CELLS. SO DRINK UP, EAT UP, AND LAUGH IT UP! THEY COULD BE THE BEST THINGS TO PROTECT YOU FROM THIS...
THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION DOESN'T TAKE ANY COMPANY'S EXAGGERATED HEALTH CLAIMS LIGHTLY.
IN 2010, YOGURT MAKER DANNON CLAIMED SOME OF ITS PRODUCTS COULD HELP PEOPLE WARD OF COLDS AND FLUS.
IT SETTLED OUT OF COURT FOR THOSE UNPROVEN ADS, PAYING 21-MILLION DOLLARS TO 39 STATES INVOLVED IN THE FEDERAL LAWSUIT.
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