It can suppress the immune system, yes, but, unless you're exposed to a cold virus you haven't had (there are 200 variants and it's believed you can only get most versions once), it doesn't GUARANTEE it. You have to have enough of the cold break through your immune system to begin with, and for that you need to be exposed to someone who has a version of the cold you've not had before.
Originally Posted by AshleyL
I also find that, the more accustomed my body gets to the cold, the less colds I get -- I found this even pre-primal, I get ill a maximum of twice a year at the moment and I haven't been left "out" by illness for two and a half years, as my body fights the symptoms better, so I can just carry on. Basically: cold exposure seems to tell my body "You're going to be cold more often, so, from now, cold is the new normal. Get used to it." And my immune system seems to have got used to it.
Last edited by Kochin; 12-29-2012 at 02:53 PM.
I rarely talk to people about Paleo/Primal, but, when I do, it's when they're NOT complaining about their weight or health.
You see, I don't really "do" pity. And one thing I've learned about people is that they're more open to suggestion when they're happy and stable. When they complain they only ever want pity, not to be advised.