Sorry if this isn't the appropriate area for non-diet related questions but I couldn't see a better one.
My question is about something Dr D. wrote Nomads should be wary of, slow growing infections\bacteria. Could anyone give me some examples of such? I'm looking to do a major overhaul of my health and lifestyle and it would be good if I had some idea of what to investigate. I'm pretty sure my gut isn't optimal, my fingerprints are rife with lines, both vertical and horizontal and I recently had the worst bout of constipation I've ever had in my life, at one stage I had diarrhea which smelt like vomit and looked like mucous.
Also 2 of my friends are Nomads (I'm 90% positive they are) and both have had long-tem issues with their lungs, one's got a permanent hacking 'smoker's cough' and the other was coughing up blood most mornings. Both gave up smoking a long time ago but these symptoms persist. I've said to both of them to instruct their doctors to look into lung infections\bacteria because it would make sense with the way I read the Genotype book, ie 'Nomads have a fairly good immune system but once they get sick, especially with slow growing bacteria\infections, they can experience symptoms for a long time'. The blood coughing one actually had a positive result recently, I can't remember the specifics but his Doc was finally able to diagnose the problem, I think he ended up prescribing an antibiotic inhaler. My other friend is too scared to go to the Doctor, I think he's scared he's got emphysema or lung cancer or something even though he's only 30.