Monday, March 22, 2021

On the Role of Viruses in the Human Holobiont

 


This text is from Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride's book “Gut and Psychology Syndrome" I understand that it is not just heretic, but completely incomprehensible in the current debate. But is it possible that viruses are not our enemies but our friends? At least, to be carefully considered.

 


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  1. Teleological nonsense from Doctora Pangloss!

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    1. Much of the evolution game can be mistakenly labeled as "teleology." But it is not that. It is adaptation

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  2. An interesting view. I must say that I have been feeling along this way, reviving refreshed from a cold. A common cold also makes your brain feel that things other than your own organism's wellbeing are not as important as you usually think. It is a time for yourself.
    But I also noticed that if you do not allow yourself this time (and force yourself to work instead of just recovering), the outcome can be truly devastating for your health.

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    1. I think this is in part a Russian idea: that when you are sick, your body requires a period of rest in order to recover and restart. Not just Russian, of course, but I have heard it from some of my Russian friends. And I tend to share it.

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Ugo Bardi is a member of the Club of Rome, faculty member of the University of Florence, and the author of "Extracted" (Chelsea Green 2014), "The Seneca Effect" (Springer 2017), and Before the Collapse (Springer 2019)