Our expert says:
I am glad to hear that you bp has come down thanks to the intake of vegetables, fruit and dairy products. Dairy products do not reduce immunity and they form the backbone of the so-called DASH Diet that was developed in the USA for the treatment of hypertension. The fact that you have cut out all meat may be causing an iron deficiency which can reduce your immunity. Ask your doctor to check if you don't perhaps suffer from anaemia. Other causes of repeated respiratory infections include exposure to an infection source, overexertion during exercise and a locus of infection in areas like the throat (e.g. tonsils if you should still have them). Let the dr check these factors too. Click on 'DietnFood' at the top of this page and then on 'Food as medicine' and 'Hypertension' and read more about the DASH Diet.
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