7 Things You Think Boost Your Immunity—but Probably Don’t

Wanted: a stronger immune system

Everyone wants a stronger immune system, especially during cold and flu season. And there’s no shortage of suggestions—from wheatgrass shots and immunity mushrooms to dietary supplements to old standbys like honey and chicken soup. It’s hard to know what to believe. Mike Finkelstein, MD, an internist at Scarsdale Medical Group, agrees it’s confusing: “A lot of what you might think is bad is good, and what you might think is good is not good enough,” he says.

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