What is Epstein-Barr Virus?
Epstein-Barr virus, otherwise known as EBV, is a virus and a member of the herpes virus family. Most people become infected with EBV at some point in their lives. It is estimated by the CDC that In the United States, as many as 95% of adults between 35 and 40 years of age have been infected. When infection with EBV occurs during adolescence or young adulthood, it causes infectious mononucleosis in many cases.
EBV also establishes a lifelong dormant infection in some cells of the body’s immune system. There is no specific treatment for infectious mononucleosis, other than treating the symptoms.
Mononucleosis, the clinical diagnosis can be made from the characteristic triad of fever, pharyngitis, and lymphadenopathy lasting for 1 to 4 weeks. Serologic test results include a normal to moderately elevated white blood cell count, an increased total number of lymphocytes, greater than 10% atypical lymphocytes, and a positive reaction to a “mono spot” test.
Right now EBV is believed to not cause symptoms after the initial infection by the medical mainstream. However some people are starting to believe there is a connection between Epstein-Barr Virus and other chronic conditions like Lyme disease, if not even being the leading cause of these “mysterious” chronic illnesses.
An interesting theory put forth by Anthony Williams, the famous Medical Medium is that Lyme disease is really advanced EBV and not Borrelia at all. In his book, Medical Medium Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal, he talks about his belief that all these mysterious illness such as Lyme, MS, Lupus, Adrenal Fatigue, Diabetes and many more are really advanced stages of the Epstein-Barr Virus that the modern medical community just doesn’t know about yet. This may sound too “woo woo” for some, but as western medicine if failing to help any of these patients and he is offering advice to ease suffering, it might he worth your while to further educate yourself.
In his book, Anthony Williams recommends eating certain foods for healing such as blueberries, celery and sprouts, and many others as well as taking supplements like Cats Claw, Silver Hydrosol, Zinc and a number of other supplements that will help you to heal from the EBV.
How is Epstein-Barr Virus Related to Lyme Disease?
- Keys to Uprooting Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Epstein-Barr Virus and Infectious Mononucleosis, Lyme Disease Complex
- Epstein-Barr Virus and Lyme Disease
- Three Methods for Overcoming a Run-away Epstein-Barr Viral Infection
- Lyme Disease and EBV Infections Seen With Adrenal Fatigue
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