Having a fever is a self-defense mechanism
An increase of only a degree or so in body temperature has been shown to slow the replication rate of viruses by a factor of two hundred—an astonishing increase in self-defense from only a very modest rise in warmth [...]
If elevating our temperatue a degree or two is so helpful at fending off invading microbes, then why not raise it permanently? The answer is that it is just too costly. If we were to raise our body temperature permanently by only 3-4 degrees Fahrenheit, our enegy requirements would shoot up by about 20 percent [...] Just look at how swifly [microbes] swarm in and devour you when you die. That's because your lifeless body falls to a delicious come-and-get-it temperature, like a pie left to cool on a windowsill.
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You grew older today, but did you age as well? If you drank a few cups of green tea, had five servings of fruits and vegetables, exercised for at least 30 minutes at your target heart rate, took nutritional supplements optimized for your age and health situation, spent quality time with close friends and loved ones, consumed a glass of red wine, had a romantic (and sensual!) time with your spouse or significant other, and got 8 hours of quality sleep, then you probably aged very little if at all.
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