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    Posted: October 01 2014 at 3:48am
Would it be easier to survive Ebola if you were in very good physical condition? Does that make any difference in survivability?
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Probably.

Those of us who are fairly inactive will have a predisposition to leak fluid into our tissues.  That is bad news in ebola.

I posted a link a few days ago on the ebola site about a little boy who danced in the ebola treatment centre (a little ray of sunshine).  He survived, his sister did not.  Hardly a large experimental sample, but it points that way.

Fitness makes quite a difference in most diseases.  Good diet first, activity second (and you can't get a credit card between them).

In third world countries, and our own past, poor diet led to disease succeptability.  Today if you ask a coroner/medical examiner what killed most old folk, who died of things like pneumonia and/or sepis they will tell you that inactivity was a major factor.

Vitamins and minerals whilst preparing, protein if ill.

To draw an analogy, I will treat your immune system as an infantry.

Vitamin C gives them bullets
Zinc gives them guns
Vitamin D tells them who to shoot at
Vitamin A privides logistical support.
Vaccination (by vaccine or natural contact) troops the colour and tells them what the enemy looks like.

Exercise keeps the roads open to get to the frontline.  It strengthens the bridges, widens the roads and facilitates the movement of tanks, lorries and repair teams

That last part is important in ebola.  Ebola destroys the roads and breaches the dams.  To save the towns (your vital organs) the repair teams have to rebuild these, ASAP.  Protein is the building material used but they have to get it to where it is needed which is where the roads built during exercise count.

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If you take suppliments, stay within the stated doses (you can usually go over quite safely with vitamin C, but in ebola you suffer diarrhoea and C overdose gives you diarrhoea too , so not good here).

If you take zinc, you need a chelated version (pronounced key-lay-ted) or it is like a crate with no key, useless as you can't open it to get the guns out.  For every 7mg of zinc you take you chould have 1mg copper too.  Otherwise they can mess your circulatory system up.

As far as exercise is concerned, within reason, the more the merrier.  Aerobic exercise will strengthen the circulatory system so that is best but ALL is good.  Just a walk in the fresh air makes a difference and the exposure to the outside world stimulates the immune system.  Mall walking will help but outside is better.  Don't strain yourself, work up gently.  Laying up with breaks and sprains is not good at all.  Dancing is a fun way to increase exercise too.
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Thanks for the great reply, very helpful.
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ps I'm the one that made the thread, had to make another account b/c I couldn't log into the other one. Admin can delete that one if they want..
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I'm just trying to eat right and exercise for me. Trying to stay away as much as possible from GMOs and purchasing mainly at Farmer's Markets, health food stores, etc. It's expensive and hard to do at times but good health is always a ++++.
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Lastly:
If you take suppliments, stay within the stated doses (you can usually go over quite safely with vitamin C, but in ebola you suffer diarrhoea and C overdose gives you diarrhoea too , so not good here).
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