Category Archives: Immunity

Keeping immunity up when getting older?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
My mother is aging and I wondered if you could make some recommendation for keeping her immunity and health up? A: As we age, our bodies become depleted of most of the essential minerals and vitamins. To further complicate this, our absorption mechanisms are also weakened, and we tend to absorb less…

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Natural treatment for mosquito bites?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Is there any natural treatment for mosquito bites? A: Here are some natural mosquito repellants: 1. Mint leaves and the oil from mint leaves 2. The milky latex of dandelions 3. Mix equal parts (1/2 teaspoon) eucalyptus, citronella and lavender essential oils with 4 ounces of witch hazel. Pour into a…

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Build up immune system to avoid constant colds?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I have 2 daughters, ages three and five. They are constantly getting sick with colds, bronchitis, flus, viruses, respiratory problems, and so on. Is there something they can take to build up their immune system? A: I would suggest first of all to have both of them checked to rule out…

Also posted in Children's Health, Cold and Flu, Q&A |

How to keep immunity up?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I travel a lot, and when I do I feel as if I have a cold. I am exposed to a lot of germs in all of these cities. What should I take to stay healthy and keep my immunity up? A: The best approach to not catching colds is proper…

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