You cannot kill a virus because viruses are not alive. What is a virus? A virus is a piece of genetic material wrapped in a sack that invades the body. They go into the cells and latch onto the machinery of the cells (usually the DNA), and they use our own body’s is energy to replicate.
You cannot kill a virus, but it does not have a life force but you can definitely acquire a virus get sick and then once your body deals with that virus it does not necessarily kill it because it is not a live, it goes into remission, it goes in a dormant stage. That is called a latent virus.
For example, if you have had a viral infection in the past, the virus is still in your body. It will stay dormant until you are stressed, sick, tired, and nutritionally deficient, and then it comes out and is reactivated.
But, this time, it may show up as something like type 1 herpes, EBV, HPV, CMV, or shingles. Herpes type 1 is around the mouth, canker sore in your mouth, on the tongue or a cold sore in your mouth Herpes type 2 shows up on the genitals and it really tends to hang out in the nerves.
When you have this infection your immune system deals with it then it goes into remission and it is sits there and it waits until your are rundown, your are stressed out and your are tired and your are sick and your are nutritionally deficient and then it comes out and gets reactivated.
For example, you have Epstein Barr Virus (EBV). A lot of people have that as a teenager. That can be reactivated later in life from stress. You may not necessarily even pull on the full infection it could just make you chronically fatigued because you are going through a stress event. Chemotherapy can activate EPV. Radiation can activate EBV. Then there is the human papilloma virus. 90% of the population has this virus in their body and that can be reactivated through stress. It could be mental stress, it can be a loss, or it could be physical stress.
Another virus, cytomegalovirus can be reactivated from inflammation. This is why if you have colitis or inflammation of your colon that can reactivate this virus. The problem with this virus it can lead to cervical cancer. Chicken pox virus can be reactivated and shingles. There a lot of viruses just sitting there as a potential problem.
Three important nutrients that help suppress viruses:
• Vitamin D (Decreases the risk of cervical cancer, influenza virus, and respiratory infections)
The microbes in TB (bacteria), EPV and HIV have a strategy. They decrease the receptor for your vitamin D called the vitamin D receptor. They they will block the receptor and you will be vitamin D deficient. And the pathogens TB, EPV and HIV will survive. If you have these infections it is very important to have enough vitamin D.
It is very difficult to get vitamin D from the diet and it is very difficult to get vitamin D from the Sun if it is the wintertime. It is important to make sure you get enough. Vitamin D decreases the risk of cervical cancer. The reason for that is that vitamin D helps suppress the virus that can trigger the cancer. Vitamin D can also decrease the risk of influenza, the flu virus, and respiratory infections. It can help protect you in almost bulletproof yourself against respiratory infections.
• Zinc is the next most important mineral to talk about in relationship to viruses because it can decrease the frequency of that virus getting reactivated, the duration of the time that it is in activation and it can also decrease the severity of the symptoms especially with herpes and shingles, which is along the nerve roots. If you have shingles it is very important to also take a sink oxide topically, you can put it right of lesions and really decrease the pain.
• Selenium is very important if you are deficient you get a lot more viral reactivation than if you had enough.
Dr. Berg recommended watching these videos on Vitamin D.
Benefits of Vitamin D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ub495mlpl5g
Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D From Foods? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsJBQKzDgrw
How to Increase Your Vitamin D Absorption https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zqatJkyhPU
This Post has been condensed from Dr. Berg’s video, Why You Can Not Kill a Virus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EADzWlbSdVM
Dr. Berg is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University.
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