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Originally posted by adeclerk
reply to post by BG43214
Can you post some sources for these fantastical claims of "alkaline" and "acidic" foods and why specifically it is the pH of these foods that contribute to our health as opposed to nutrients in the foods (you mentioned orange juice, which is high in vitamin C [vitamin c is purported to help prevent colds, although there is no definitive evidence that vitamin c reduces the incidence of colds] I doubt it has anything to do with the pH of the foods). Here is some reading on "alkaline water" if you're curious.
Originally posted by TheMessenger1
Yes, that is my question. Is it possible to never get sick or ill anymore. Why? you may ask, surely everyone isn't capable of never getting sick or ill anymore and be in perfect health even from the slightest of ailments.
Well I have reason to believe that it is possible to never get sick with any ailments anymore.
Let me begin to defend my reasoning by giving a personal account of events.
There are two occurrences in my life that I have become extremely sick with flu like symptoms. Once when I was 3 and the other once I was 7. Each of these occurrences were very sudden and full blown flu symptoms could be seen within the first day. The vomiting, extremely high fever, fatigue and other symptoms all present. It wasn't until after the second day of illness that the symptoms regressed dramatically and eventually stopped and I was back to normal like I wasn't even sick. In my family we usually wait a max of 4 days before going to the hospital as a way to give the body a chance to fight the illness on its own. I never received the flu vaccination in both instances. My body effectively defeated the flu twice as if it were some common cold that only lasts a couple of days. I've also never had the common cold since I was 7 either.
I am now approaching 20, and since those two occurrences I have never gotten sick, ill, or even the slightest ailment from a virus or bacterial infection. Strange, huh! Now mind you I am no bubble boy or germaphobe, that is for certain. I've been in some of the dirtiest, disgusting places, even in classrooms where a majority of the students are sick, coughing and sneezing all over the place and yet I am perfectly fine with no symptoms of any illness.
This has had me baffled for many years when I was younger. Now I have logic at my disposal to help explain why I might be like this. Here are some possibilities:
1) I have a dust allergy. An allergic reaction is the result of a hyperactive immune system to an irritant. This also causes large amounts of nasal mucus to be generated. Now I watched an episode of The Doctors and they talked about nasal mucus in one of the segments. They mentioned that nasal mucus contains numerous amounts of dead or partially dead viruses and bacteria; dead or partially dead viruses and bacteria are used in the creation vaccines. If nasal mucus was ingested, there is a possibility that the body is to develop antigens for the specific virus or bacterium making the person immune. There is no current scientific fact that this has been proven. Back to me. When I was younger, I had trouble learning how to blow my nose, so when allergies set in, much of that nasal mucus would drain down the throat and get ingested. So there is a possibility I gained immunity some viruses and bacteria.
2) Environment. I lived on the edge of town next to a murky river and algae infested pond. I know that ponds are full of fun little bacteria as I have studied pond water for a few projects and a couple of biology classes. As of one year ago, I lost a bet and had to jump into a swamp. There was slight algae on the surface of the water, but stupid as I was, I jumped anyways and was submerged completely underwater not knowing what was in the water. After a good shower and few hours later, I began to itch all over and my skin began to turn red. I went to get a check up the next day as it was late when I jumped in. But before I went I notice that whatever was causing this had substantially subsided and only a minor itch was present. I went to the check up anyways to find out what caused it. What I found out was that it wasn't the algae bloom that caused the rash but rather a plant that I had inadvertently touched and I had an allergic reaction. I wasn't infected with anything.
3)Diet. I have always tried to eat a healthy diet but sometimes I like to divulge in some junk food for a little snack. There could be a connection to eating healthy and a heightened immune system as I have heard that some veggies can do this. My grandparents were very knowledgeable in natural remedies through teas, pastes, and other supplements.
4)Activity/Exercise. I have always been active in sports all through school and kept exercising even in college. From what I learned through health classes that activity can also strengthen the immune system.
5)Blood Type. Now I am not exactly sure on this claim as there hasn't been much exploration in the study. I am B+ and a few weeks ago I read an article stating that B+ blood had a higher resistance to small pox than other blood types. Unfortunately I can't remember the link to the article. Not that there is going to be an outbreak of small pox but it gave me the curious idea that maybe certain blood types have a higher resistance to many different viruses or bacteria.
6) Religion/Mind Over Matter. I'm a Christian and I am familiar with some of the scriptures. One of them states to speak things into existence (paraphrased). Ever since I haven't been getting sick anymore, I have been telling everyone I know that "I don't get sick." This can be seen as faith in my beliefs and well, I haven't gotten sick. I'm not trying to impose my beliefs on anyone just trying to get the curiosity juices flowing. I have also heard that the mind is capable of doing extraordinary things. I have heard that if some people believe that they are sick long enough that their body will exhibit symptoms of sickness or a weakened immune system. So the same must be theoretically true in the opposite direction. If you think that you are healthy and well with no illness your body should show increased health and strengthened immune system.
These are some of the possible reasons I don't get sick. I think that with enough exposure to foreign elements in my lifetime and life style that my body has been able to defend itself quite well.
What do you ATSers think? Do you think it's possible that other people can no longer get sick or ill? What is your intake on this?
I hope this thread will help people in not getting ill by sparking their curiosity.