Here’s why you should still pay attention to the “kissing disease”
I almost hate to admit this, but there has been a huge surge in the discussion about the Epstein-Barr virus, thanks to a book that was published in 2015, called Medical Medium.
The caption on its cover reads: “Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illnesses and How to Finally Heal.”
And if you know anything about my integrative clinic and how I treat patients, you know that that sounds like it’s right up my alley.
After all, so many chronic illnesses and “mystery symptoms” are caused by a secret infection… or an allergy… or some other root cause that goes way deeper than what you might be able to see (or feel) on the surface.
The book is basically about Epstein-Barr virus, a.k.a. mononucleosis or “mono.” This virus is most famously spread through kissing (hence the moniker “the kissing disease”), but you can also contract it through other forms of salivary transmission and other bodily fluids.
And, like the chicken pox virus, it can stay with you and rear its ugly head much later in life.
And that means that it’s a good thing that people are thinking, talking, and asking about EBV even if they’re way past their reckless kissing days.
I should note — although somewhat sheepishly — that the author isn’t a doctor, but rather some kind of psychic who claims to be able to divine various diagnoses, thanks to messages he receives from a spirit.
All skepticism aside, the GOOD news is that this book has created such a stir that it’s forced both me AND my patients to take an even closer look at this virus.
Many of my patients have researched this book and its concepts and have asked me to share my thoughts about this stealthy virus and its far-reaching effects on the body.
I’m not going to say that I agree with everything that’s discussed in the book, but I will admit that the book is chock full of good, solid, natural ways of eating healthy foods and taking certain natural remedies that improve the immune system and to slow this virus down.
And that’s right up my alley, too.
But for some reason, most conventional docs refuse to acknowledge that weaknesses in the immune system are the root causes of MANY diseases and symptoms — and that the treatment of the immune system can be the true ounce of prevention that’s worth a pound of cure.
In this month’s edition of my Nutrition & Healing newsletter, I dive in a bit more deeply to give you the full scoop on EBV — including how it can fester enough to cause cancer!
Keep an eye out for your February issue.