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Mar 08 2009

Recurrent Epstein Barr (mononucleosis or glandular fever)

Published by at 4:57 pm under Complications of mono

Why do some people never seem to get over Epstein Barr – the virus that causes mononucleosis or glandular fever? Why does the Epstein Barr virus turn into a recurrent or chronic condition?

The bottom line is how healthy your immune system is. If you have had Epstein Barr and still get recurrent sore throats, swollen glands or fatigue, it is nature’s way of telling you that something is wrong with your immune system.

Your immune system may be suppressed from poor eating habits, stress, smoking or a chronic underlying disease. Your genes can also make you more susceptible to disease.

How well your immune system functions is closely linked to nutrition. A deficiency of even a single nutrient can impair your immune defenses, and trigger symptoms.

Numerous studies have linked weakened immune function and subsequent diseases to deficiencies of vitamins A, C, E, zinc and selenium. The other nutrients crucial for immune function are iron, vitamin D and the B complex vitamins. These nutrients help your body make T- cells, B- cells, antibodies and other immune proteins.

Fortunately, through general lifestyle practices like a healthy diet, stress reduction, regular exercise and taking some immune boosting supplements, you can strengthen your immunity and keep the symptoms of Epstein Barr at bay. We will be looking at ways to eliminate emotional blocks that can cause stress and trigger the virus in the next blog.

If you would like more information on these therapies, please refer to my e-book Nature’s Amazing Mononucleosis Cures.

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