First strain of gonnorrhea which is resistant to all antibiotics has been discovered by scientists...
IMHO we are poised to see more and more of this - highly resistant, super-guerilla bacteria and fungi, species crossing , wildly mutating pathogens of all kinds...
So, what can we do/are we doing, as ancestral eaters striving to live an evolutionarily informed way of life?
And how might this help us to quite literally, SURVIVE?
EDIT: OK, I have been trying to edit this on and off for about 1.5 hours, but my laptop was having problems...
Although this question was couched in the announcement that we now have an untreatable strain of gonnorrhea, the question is meant to be much larger than that. For instance, STD's/STI's are just one area of infectious disease.
The larger view and question is: As a person who is presumably committed to an ancestral lifestyle, which includes ancestral eating as an important foundation, is there something/anything about this lifestyle that you see as protective relative to the many increasingly threatening and new infectious diseases I'd project are instore for us in the future, as well as, other threats?
Here's a part of my answer.I see commiting to a paleo lifestyle as by its very nature fostering a much more intentional way of life. What does intentional mean? It means that we are, in my view, forced to be much more present in the moment to make the choices we have to make in an environment and culture(s) which do not at all naturally support these choices.It means knee jerk responses don't work for this way of life. And thus, I believe this lifestyle fosters a more thoughtful approach to life, all the way around and a striving for a postive balance, between the moment and the future.
Relative to survival, I remember a blogpost, but cannot remember the blog, which took a very hard hitting look at the ability of humans to respond in a disaster situation, such as the many, worldwide that we have seen in just the last year or so. The blogger posed the question and observation that just looking at obesity and morbid obesity in the face of situations such a a tsunami or severe hurricane, we see the cost of these conditions. We see the deadly limited capacity of a morbidly obese parent to swim any distance to save themselves or reach their drowning child. We see persons affected by multiple diseases of civilization who face exacerbation after exacerbation of severe illness, landing them in hospitals, which, more and more are quite the scary breeding grounds and transmission sites for antibiotic resistant infectious diseases.
When we have brains that are not floating in a soup of O-6 and other neolithic agents of disease, beyond the avoidance of specific disease states, I believe that this, combined with the mindfulness of the committment to paleo life, actually has the power to change our brains and thus, on many levels and in many areas, change our choices and behavior. We create new neural pathways. As one of my favorite researcher/clinicans says: Brain develoment is USE DEPENDENT. Like traintracks, we use the neural pathways that are dug in the deepest. I believe that the ulitmate power of paleo is the making of new "tracks" which result in new behaviors and are also created by our repeatedly choosing new behaviors.