How to Boost Your Immune System with Wakame Seaweed

How to Boost Your Immune System with Wakame Seaweed

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Eating seaweed salad may boost the efficacy of vaccinations and help treat cold sores, herpes, Epstein-Barr virus, and shingles.

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What else can seaweed salad do (other than tasting yummy)? See Wakame Seaweed Salad May Lower Blood Pressure (

In general sea vegetables are good sources of iodine (Iodine Supplements Before, During, and After Pregnancy ( and may be one reason Japanese women have historically had such low rates of breast cancer (Which Seaweed is Most Protective Against Breast Cancer?(

What else can we do to boost our immunity? Check out:
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• Preserving Athlete Immunity with Chlorella (
• Preserving Immune Function in Athletes With Nutritional Yeast (
• Benefits of Green Tea for Boosting Antiviral Immune Function (

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-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

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