Don't be fooled
The body only makes noise(pain) when there is something wrong, that fools us into thinking that everything must be alright. I am not saying you should be obsesive about this, but you should take a multi-vitamin, drink your milk, things like that. For years, I did not even get a cold because of taking a multi everyday. I am not old, but I am not as young as I used to be. Your imune system weakens little by little everyday as you get older. Vitamin C has never been proven to strengthen your immune system, but it does fight cancer and is good for your skin and gums. Scurvy is an illness that you would have to fight off in the old days on an ocean voyage because oranges, lemons and limes were hard to come by and did not last on ocean voyages. Pound for pound, parsley has more Vitamin C than oranges. The English Navy has switched to parsley, instead of oranges, to prevent scurvy on ocean voyages. Vitamin C is an antioxidant. The cells in your body are made up of chemicals, these chemicals are made of atoms. When an electron is ripped away from an atom, it is called a free radical. Free radicals create cacerous tumors. Antioxidants replace that electron making the atom whole again. Iron-oxide is rust. Basicaly, cancer is rust. There is an old german proverb that goes, "Rast ic o, rost ich". Translation, "When I rest, I rust".