of viral infection vary, but typically include fever,
generalized aches, chills, fatigue, and symptoms that
are specific for that virus. For example, the cold virus
usually produces mucus in the nose and throat, the mononucleosis
virus produces severe fatigue and, sometimes, liver
enlargement, and the polio virus produces paralysis.
Symptoms can be chronic or short-lived, depending on
the type of virus, as well as the individual's level
of immune function. In some cases, such as HIV, viral
infections can be life-threatening.
are many different types (literally hundreds) of infectious
viruses, and therefore viral infections, such as cold
and flu viruses, herpes viruses, HIV, etc. Proper treatment
lies in determining which type of virus is affecting
the system so that it can be effectively dealt with.
are naturally occurring microorganisms. They are most
commonly spread through respiratory routes and bodily
fluids, such as blood and semen. Once they gain a foothold
in the body, viruses seek to replicate themselves and
then spread to others. Sneezing, touching, and eating
infected foods are some of the more common ways in which
viruses travel from one person to another.
Viral infections do not respond to antibiotics.
Eat an organic, whole foods diet that emphasizes
plenty of fresh, raw and lightly steamed vegetables,
as well as garlic and onions. Also drink plenty of pure,
filtered water. Avoid all processed and refined foods,
sugar, unhealthy fats, alcohol, soda, commercial fruit
juices, milk, and dairy products.
Useful herbs for treating viral infections
include echinacea, goldenseal, astragalus cayenne, and
Useful homeopathic remedies include Calendula,
Chamomilla, Belladonna, Merc sol., and Sulfur.
Contrasting hot and cold water baths or showers
can help to stimulate the immune system, thereby boosting
resistance to viral infections.
Carrot, celery, beet, and garlic is an excellent
tonic for dealing with viral infections.
The most important nutrient for viral infections is
vitamin C taken in therapeutic doses. Other recommended
nutrients include vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin
B complex, panothenic acid, garlic capsules, zinc, proteolytic
enzymes taken between meals, acidophilus, raw thymus
glandular, lysine, cysteine, olive leaf extract, and quercetin.
If your symptoms persist despite the above measures,
seek the help of a qualified health professional.
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