Lol I had to read it a few times to fully understand what you were saying haha
Holy. I need to do some serious proof reading of my own posts.. Wow it doesn't even make sense.
Glad you got the message.
What are some anti-inflammatory foods? I had no idea they even existed! I am very interested in these foods you are tlaking about
Good. But don't ignore the other advice re the food, especially anti-inflammatory foods, rest, etc. do those things regularly,and you might not get sick.
Wow very interesting! Thanks, it makes sense to me and I will make sure to keep more hydrated when I am sick, I tend to slack off because when I get sick I forget I need water..
This has been a topic of discussion more than once here. Multiple theories come up. Some state immune system is suppressed while others say its "over active" evidenced by a huge increase in white blood cells which are "gobble up" the infection and a by product is the toxins of the infection are released into the body increasing the already existance inflammatory response. Any type of infection increases the body's metabolic demands. I believe reading that just 1 degree rise in body temperature increases metabolism like 3-7%. Some state that hormones are less controlled because of this which feeds the body but also wreaks havoc such as the skin.
So keep hydrated, eat nutrient dense foods, get rest, and wash your hands while you ride it out.
Just about every herb, tea, spice or plant food that isn't a seed. Eat real, whole fresh fruits & vegetables. Drink teas, and by that I do not mean bottled drinks. Antioxidant nutrients like vitamin C, E, D, carotenes, zinc, etc
Proinflammatory foods are sugar, hydrogenated/trans fats, crisco, margarine, 'vegetable' or most seed oils (which is what vegetable oil really is) , grains.
Other seeds, that aren't grains, I.e. nuts, beans, tend to be moderately inflammatory but their benefits outweigh the negative. All grains aren't equal either and oats and buckwheat other examples whose benefits outweigh the negatives. Real, whole Animal products are also mildly inflammatory. Processed meats are junk.
You should always eat like this. And you might not get sick.
Edited by alternativista, 19 November 2013 - 01:37 PM.