Viruses are good, like bacteria are good
I shared here several times that Viral infection fear is injected in societal psyche by greed based medicine sector. There is nothing to fear from Viruses.
When my son was 18 months old, had acute stomach flu. Since I do not believe viruses or bacteria as enemy that needs to be killed, I shared the similar idea with my pediatrician friend.
Viral infection is natural in growing children. It is a giant leap from one state of development to another. Our job is to minimize the impact and not to avoid it.
How to minimize the impact?
By living in properly ventilated homes. Fresh air, fresh water and appropriate regular healthy food. Detect the symptoms early and complete slowdown of life during such events. Be with kid for 24×7 until the event is over. Take care. Cuddle. Love. Pampering. Lots of laugh.
“In sharp contrast to the gastrointestinal distress it causes in humans, the murine (mouse infecting) norovirus plays a role in development of the mouse intestine and its immune system, and can actually replace the beneficial effects of certain gut bacteria when these have been decimated by antibiotics. “
In fact, like mouse, same happens with humans too. norovirus plays a role in development of the kid’s intestine and its immune system. But if we take such stand, who will sell rotavirus vaccine 🙂 :). Problem with us is that, we are so lack of Prana (which is outcome of fresh air , water and food) that some of us cannot handle the stress induced by such growth events. And we call it viral infection. 🙂
In adults, post age 21, natural aging starts. We decay. Slowly and gradually. Our habits trigger viral infections sooner or later. They are decaying events. Worse life habits, more viral infection, rapid aging.
“The word, virus, connotes morbidity and mortality, but that bad reputation is not universally deserved,” said Marilyn Roossinck, PhD, Professor of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology and Biology at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park. “Viruses, like bacteria, can be important beneficial microbes in human health and in agriculture,” she said. Her review of the current literature on beneficial viruses appeared ahead of print April 24 in the Journal of Virology, which is published by the American Society for Microbiology.
In sharp contrast to the gastrointestinal distress it causes in humans, the murine (mouse infecting) norovirus plays a role in development of the mouse intestine and its immune system, and can actually replace the beneficial effects of certain gut bacteria when these have been decimated by antibiotics. Normal, healthy gut bacteria help prevent infection by bacteria that cause gastrointestinal illness, but excessive antibiotic intake can kill the normal gut flora, and make one vulnerable to gastrointestinal disease. However, norovirus infection of mice actually restored the normal function of the immune system’s lymphocytes and the normal morphology of the intestine, said Roossinck.
Mammalian viruses can also provide immunity against bacterial pathogens. Gamma-herpesviruses boost mice resistance to Listeria monocytogenes, an important human gastrointestinal pathogen, and to Yersinia pestis, otherwise known as plague. “Humans are often infected with their own gamma-herpes viruses, and it is conceivable that these could provide similar benefits,” said Roossinck.
Latent herpesviruses also arm natural killer cells, an important component of the immune system, which kill both mammalian tumor cells, and cells that are infected with pathogenic viruses.