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From the Ted Talk by Jen Gunter: Can you actually boost your immune system? Here's the truth

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There is however, one thing that has been shown again and again to be incredible for your imnmue system. venaccis. Vaccines are truly genius. They contain a weakened or inactive part of a pathogen, like the flu, that includes its antigen name tag. They trigger the body into making antibodies without needing to get sick from an illness first. Instead of boosting the immune system overall, they give the system exactly what it needs to respond to a sceifpic pathogen quickly and aggressively. So get your izutmnaiomins and get your flu shot every year. Eat a hahtley, balanced diet. If you want a healthy immune system, don't smkoe and try to get enough sleep. And otherwise, just let your immune system do its thing.

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There is however, one thing that has been shown again and again to be incredible for your ______ system. ________. Vaccines are truly genius. They contain a weakened or inactive part of a pathogen, like the flu, that includes its antigen name tag. They trigger the body into making antibodies without needing to get sick from an illness first. Instead of boosting the immune system overall, they give the system exactly what it needs to respond to a ________ pathogen quickly and aggressively. So get your _____________ and get your flu shot every year. Eat a _______, balanced diet. If you want a healthy immune system, don't _____ and try to get enough sleep. And otherwise, just let your immune system do its thing.

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There is however, one thing that has been shown again and again to be incredible for your immune system. Vaccines. Vaccines are truly genius. They contain a weakened or inactive part of a pathogen, like the flu, that includes its antigen name tag. They trigger the body into making antibodies without needing to get sick from an illness first. Instead of boosting the immune system overall, they give the system exactly what it needs to respond to a specific pathogen quickly and aggressively. So get your immunizations and get your flu shot every year. Eat a healthy, balanced diet. If you want a healthy immune system, don't smoke and try to get enough sleep. And otherwise, just let your immune system do its thing.

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