Category Archives for Immunity

Too clean for our own good?

The advent of the paleolithic diet makes one realize that there are many other ways that modern lifestyle differs from that of our long-ago ancestors besides food. They had no bright lights interfering

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Chronic Catabolism in Illness and Fatigue

Here’s a paper from Wulf Droge (et al.), who has done pioneering work in amino acid metabolism, Role of cysteine and glutathione in HIV infection and other diseases associated with muscle wasting

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High-cholesterol diet improves immunity?

A Cholesterol-Rich Diet Accelerates Bacteriologic Sterilization in Pulmonary Tuberculosis Background: Hypocholesterolemia is common among tuberculous patients and is associated with mortality in miliary

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Attenuating immunosenescence

Psychoneuroendocrine interventions aimed at attenuating immunosenescence: a review. There is evidence suggesting that immunosenescence can be accelerated by external factors such as chronic stress. Here

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Adiposity in human mate choice

Adiposity, compared with masculinity, serves as a more valid cue to immunocompetence in human mate choice According to the ‘good genes’ hypothesis, females choose males based on traits that indicate

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Omega-3 fatty acids can decrease immune function

Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil are well-known as modulators of inflammation, this being the mode of action responsible for their effectiveness against the diseases of civilization, such as heart disease

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