Virus

Treating Shingles Naturally

…-dose vitamin B12 is a time-honored treatment for shingles. * The amino acid L-lysine, like vitamin C, inhibits the replication of the herpes zoster virus. * Another option is a product called Shing-RELEEV (formerly Shingle-EEZE), a blend of antimicrobial and botanical agents that is applied topically…

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Beware of Liver Disease

…alcoholic cirrhosis or hepatitis, but nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Afflicting roughly one in four Americans, it is not caused by alcohol or a virus, but by obesity and insulin resistance—and at least half of all type 2 diabetics are affected. NAFLD is a progressive disease marked by three distinct…

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Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis

The human body is amazing. It knows when to fight off foreign pathogens such as viruses and bacteria and can—in most cases—heal itself quite nicely. But for the 23 million people suffering with autoimmune conditions such as lupus, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, something has gone awry…

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4 Embarrassing Health Problems, Solved

…products like Metamucil are also helpful. * Take L-lysine to get rid of cold sores. Cold sores are caused by the extremely contagious herpes simplex 1 virus. Taking L-lysine inhibits the virus’ ability to replicate. If you are prone to cold sores, take a preventive daily dose of 750 to 1,500 mg of lysine…

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Hope for Hepatitis C

Approximately 4 million Americans have hepatitis C. Sadly, most of them have been told by their doctor that even with treatments designed to hold the virus at bay they will eventually require a liver transplant. But this dire outlook is just not accurate as far as I’m concerned. Here’s why. Marginally…

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Top Treatments for Sinus Infections

…ventilation and adequate levels of nitric oxide (NO), which is produced in the sinuses and airways and acts as an antimicrobial agent against bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Several studies have found that, compared to quiet exhalation, humming increases air flow through the nasal passages and produces a 15…

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The Power of Intravenous Nutrient Therapy

…benefits of this powerful intravenous nutrient therapy is long and varied. They include bolstering the immune system, killing cancer cells, and fighting viruses and infectious diseases such as shingles, Lyme disease, and Epstein-Barr. Patients who have undergone intravenous vitamin C therapy often report astounding…

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A New Vaccine Is Not the Way to Help People Stop Smoking

…Yet that’s exactly what may be coming down the pike. Researchers at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York are using a genetically modified virus to create a vaccine that contains an antibody to destroy nicotine—the most addictive component of cigarettes—before it reaches the brain. It’s…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Stress Less, Stay Healthy

Have you ever wondered why some people exposed to an office of sniffling, sneezing coworkers never get sick, while others seem to succumb to every passing virus? Are they blessed with good luck or good genes, or is there something about their approach to life that makes them immune to things that…

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Fight HPV and Cervical Dysplasia Naturally

…billion! The truth is, not everyone infected with HPV develops cervical dysplasia or cervical cancer—millions of healthy people also harbor the virus. This is why I believe the HPV vaccine is completely unnecessary. If you have or are at risk for cervical dysplasia or cervial cancer, or if you have…

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Do You Really Need That Antibiotic? Probably Not

…is strep throat. But only start a course of antibiotics AFTER you’ve received a positive strep test. (Again, antibiotics are useless against the viruses that cause most sore throats.) Other warranted uses of antibiotics include staph infections, bladder infections, and some ear infections. If you must…

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Nurture Your Microorganisms for Optimal Health

…from the gut, saliva, skin, and other sites in and on 242 healthy adults. They identified an astonishing array of microorganisms such as yeasts, viruses, and at least 10,000 types of bacteria in every nook and cranny. They also discovered that every individual’s microbiome (the totality of microbes…

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Boost Your Resistance to Stress with Adaptogens

…respond more fully to the present stressor. That’s why even low-grade stress and anxiety can damage your body’s ability to defend itself against viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens. That’s where adaptogens come in. Adaptogens are compounds that help the body adapt to and regenerate after exposure…

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The Many Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…into monolaurin, a compound that has been shown in lab studies to be effective against herpes, influenza, hepatitis C, HIV, MRSA, candida, and other viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Health Benefits of Coconut Oil: Fact or Fiction? Although there are several health benefits of coconut oil, it is not a miracle…

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