I'm intrigued by viruses. Does a healthy, perhaps paleo, lifestyle improve our chances of beating infection?
Recently, clinicians and researchers discovered links between
- HPV and cervical (and other) cancers:
- Viruses and insulin signaling:
Also discussed on paleohacks here:
- And viruses and Hashimoto's/Hypothyroidism via Ras-oncogene mutation:
Others say we can't definitively blame viruses for things like chronic fatigue syndrome:
What do you guys think? Should this be a concern in our journey towards health and longevity? Do paleo recommendations (ample vitamin D, stress reduction, sleep, nutrition) cover this the best we know how?
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on August 31, 2011
at 07:32 PM
Don't stress on viruses. Paleo recommendations do indeed cover this the best. Eat well, stay active and structurally sound, and address your mental state. I personally believe disease does not manifest in healthy tissue. Which is to say our bodies have all they need to be healthy and function well if given the right lifestyle choices. Our knowledge base of how we treat or relate to viruses is very much in its infancy and in many ways extremely flawed at this very point and time (IMHO).
on August 31, 2011
at 07:18 PM
Absolutely we should be thinking about viruses. I'd highly recommend that everybody read Carl Zimmer's "A Planet of Viruses". It's a very short and easy read - just 109 pages - of various articles he's written over the years about viruses and their effects on humans. I can't recommend it enough (or frankly anything the man writes... read "Parasite Rex" if you want your mind absolutely blown to shreds).
: I will say though that because we still know so so little, it's hard to actually come up with any actionable items on the individual scale. But as a whole it's definitely not a topic to ignore.
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