Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Getting Personal page

  1. #1
    wildwoman's Avatar
    wildwoman is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    22

    Getting Personal

    Shop Now
    HUGE fan of MDA and pretty consistent for quite some time. I am a small female and the suggested guidelines just made sense. As common as it is, I feel embarrassed that I have herpes. Been dealing with it for a couple decades. It was manageable but the outbreaks have become more frequent. I have blood type A and was recently told by more than one health professional that although Primal eating s healthy that it is too acidic for me. They have suggested that I switch to eating for my blood type and eat food that is more alkaline. Any thoughts?

  2. #2
    Artbuc's Avatar
    Artbuc is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    542
    Quote Originally Posted by wildwoman View Post
    HUGE fan of MDA and pretty consistent for quite some time. I am a small female and the suggested guidelines just made sense. As common as it is, I feel embarrassed that I have herpes. Been dealing with it for a couple decades. It was manageable but the outbreaks have become more frequent. I have blood type A and was recently told by more than one health professional that although Primal eating s healthy that it is too acidic for me. They have suggested that I switch to eating for my blood type and eat food that is more alkaline. Any thoughts?
    I do not have any expertise here but diets based on blood type and/or diets that are supposed to change body pH have been debunked repeatedly by experts.

  3. #3
    BestBetter's Avatar
    BestBetter is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    NY / Italy
    Posts
    1,210
    Have you checked out this thread on paleohacks?

    Fever Blisters and Vitamin D - PaleoHacks.com

    A bunch of folks posted there about herpes.

    Unfortunately, I don't have any personal experience to share on this topic, but from my understanding, herpes outbreaks tend to strike when people are stressed (since stress weakens the immune system), so it would seem that the best course of action would be to focus on things that help to strengthen the immune system (good quality sleep, reduce stress, eating good quality healthy foods, supplements, etc...) I've been reading lately about the immune-enhancing benefits of shark liver oil, maybe this would be a supplement worth looking into.

    Here is an article by Cordain explaining why the blood type diet doesn't make any sense;

    http://naturalsportsmedicine.blogspo...lood-type.html
    Last edited by BestBetter; 09-13-2012 at 05:35 AM.

  4. #4
    Sabine's Avatar
    Sabine is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Dallas/Fort Worth Texas
    Posts
    5,190
    Shouldn't that be 'fortunately'? (Just for a lighter comment.)

    I have also read that dry-skin brushing is very good for relieving stress(short-term) and stimulating your immune system(long-term). Might be worth checking out.

  5. #5
    Dirlot's Avatar
    Dirlot is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Edmonton Canada
    Posts
    2,425
    What did they suggest?

    Meat and two veg presents a good balance of acidity in the meat and the alkalinity in the veg so I really can't see any issue.
    Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
    PS
    Don't forget to play!

  6. #6
    sbhikes's Avatar
    sbhikes is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Santa Barbara
    Posts
    9,328
    Yeah, I always thought that keeping (physical and psychological) stress to a minimum was the key to keeping outbreaks to a minimum. Plus also getting enough air down there.
    Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
    Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 170 x 3. Current Deadlift: 220 x 3

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •