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Epstein Barr Virus or the silent culprit

Epstein Barr virus (EBV) is a member of the herpes virus family and is one of the most successful viruses, infecting over 90% of the human population.

The presenting symptoms are often subtle in nature and associated with liver dysfunction and consequent copper accumulation in the body. This is often referred to as “copper toxicity syndrome”. Some researchers suspect that damage to the liver by EBV may be the “root cause” of much chronic ill health.

Health problems that may have a link to EBV include: depression, hypothyroidism, stress fractures, osteoporosis, menorrhagia, infertility, eating disorders, chronic fatigue, stretch marks, varicose veins, tendonitis and various ailments of the digestive tract such as gall bladder disease, IBS and Crohn’s.

While main stream medicine is unable to offer effective treatment of EBV, natural medicine offers both a broad spectrum assessment as well as effective treatment.

Utilising Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis, researchers have found that people with a recent history of active glandular fever present with a fairly consistent pattern of high and low nutritional elements that is consistent with EBV inflaming and causing subtle damage of the liver. Furthermore, in patients who report having had glandular fever and are now apparently fully recovered, there appears to be a persistence of the “acute infection” pattern, still present many years after the episode of glandular fever – even decades later in some patients.

This persistent pattern may be an indication of there being ongoing harm from EBV, or lasting liver dysfunction of a sub-clinical nature. From the study of hundreds of hair analyses, researchers have gathered compelling evidence of a large post-acute glandular fever sub-group who suffer subtle health problems that may become increasingly serious for the patient as the years pass. These may be the consequence of EBV/glandular fever and other factors, including ageing, coming together to produce the “perfect storm”; but are never associated with the virus which may have first been contracted as long as 40 or more years ago and long dismissed as having run its course.

Once EBV has been found present (and it is often accompanied by other members of the Herpes family as well as Cytomegalovirus or CMV), frequency therapies have been shown to clear these (and other) viruses from the body. This form of treatment is highly successful in preventing chronic, latent inflammation and ongoing silent infection.

If you, or someone you know, has been suffering from any of the above problems, it may be worth seeing a qualified natural health practitioner who is trained in hair analysis and can provide information about frequency therapy as well as supportive nutritional and lifestyle guidance.