Radical immune system hacks?

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Re: Radical immune system hacks?

Post by CS » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:24 pm

@NVP

I think you can figure it out just with a food diary and a list of high histamine foods. This doesn't mean you have to stop eating high histamine foods if you are sensitive. But It would be helpful to know if that is the situation, since you can then cut down on those foods if needed, or balance with histamine fighting foods, etc, depending on what is going on in your life. For example - maybe cut down on high histamine foods before going on an airplane, or up the amount of ginger and other histamine fighting foods (red onion, butternut squash, etc).

For the fasting, I'm planning on doing a 12 day fast when I finish this job but am explicitly waiting until the contract is over because I knew there are going to be some crappy days after the first one. The last thing I want to do is to have to work during that.

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Re: Radical immune system hacks?

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Re: Radical immune system hacks?

Post by frihet » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:10 am

Is there an accessible methodology pf his available somewhere?
I know he holds an online course and retreats. Have seen in the documentary that at least to cold exposure people seem to learn pretty fast. In the Vice one they climb a snow mountain in shorts. But probobly not a quick fix.

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Re: Radical immune system hacks?

Post by jennypenny » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:47 pm

Enduring cold temperatures alters fat cell epigenetics

"Researchers tracked how the epigenome changes after long-term exposure to cold temperatures, and how those changes cause energy-storing white fat cells to become heat-producing brown-like, or "beige," fat cells." (white = bad, brown = good)

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Re: Radical immune system hacks?

Post by Ego » Tue May 21, 2019 1:26 am

https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... -diseases/



Interesting finding on live vs. inactivated vaccines.

This notion that live vaccines have what are called “off-target” effects—and powerful ones—has implications that stretch far beyond Africa. In 2017 in the U.S., for instance, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that children were half as likely to be hospitalized for nonvaccine-targeted infections between the ages of 16 and 24 months if the last immunization they had received was a live vaccine rather than an inactivated one. New research in immunology suggests that live vaccines can have such wide-ranging effects because they stimulate a part of the immune system that fights a broad-based war against all outside invaders, giving the system a head start on defense.

and the other side of the coin...

Aaby and Benn are unpopular for another reason: they have published studies suggesting that inactivated vaccines, such as DTP, have detrimental effects, particularly for girls. Even though these vaccines protect against their targeted diseases, Aaby and Benn have linked these shots to a higher risk of other infectious diseases. It is unclear why this would happen—perhaps exposure to dead pathogens makes the immune system more tolerant of other future intruders.

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The anti-vax movement has made it so that experts rarely speak publicly about doubts and controversies in the field, so this article is particularly interesting. A nuanced perspective is hard to come by when everyone has a vested interest (public health) in keeping things black and white.

One of the benefits of international travel is the exposure to a wider variety of infectious agents, symbiotic microorganisms and parasites which can in theory train both the innate and adaptive immune systems to respond appropriately. Allergies and autoimmune responses are inappropriate response to an invader. See also, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hygiene_hypothesis

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