Supporting the immune system for prevention of illness and faster recovery from colds and respiratory infections is often on people's minds with the onset of cold and influenza season. There are supplements which have evidence for illness prevention as well as decreasing infection severity. The things which are generally safe for individuals with a healthy immune system are possibly not safe for individuals with autoimmune disease. Read Dr. Decker's discussion of some of the supplements which may be helpful for individuals with autoimmune disease as well as others including children in the discussion "Immune Supportive Agents and Considerations for Autoimmunity."
For the health conscious among us, the term chronic inflammation is also probably something which one has heard of. But what is chronic inflammation and an inflammatory state? Does this really impact health? And if so, what can be done?