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any recommendations for treatment of ebv?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 31, 2012 at 4:52 AM

i was diagnosed with mono in march 2011 and i was recently tested for mono...i was told i still have the epstein bar virus in my system....i feel overwhelmingly fatigued on a daily basis...any advice would be much appreciated....thanks,

michael

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If you buy the yogurt, it still has lactose in it, and in the case of commercial goat yogurt they add tapioca and other additives in it to make it thicker (it's runny naturally). So either try to do goat kefir at home, or yogurt at home. Kefir is more potent. Let it ferment for 24-30 hours to get rid of most lactose. Start with 1/2 cup and then move to 1 cup a day. Kefir contains enzymes to digest the dairy.

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thanks :) i was actually told I was allergic to cow dairy....i have switched to goat dairy and am concerned I am allergic to that too!....i experience mucous, runny nose, watery eyes after I eat it? i only consume goat yogurt...i dont experience the short of breath or symptoms like i did with cow dairy.....is goat kefir or yogurt hypoallergenic...or is this revealing leaky gut issues?....i truly enjoy it, but If this is an allergic reaction I have no other option....thanks, Michael

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The only think you can do is strengthen your immune system: D3, Mg, C, Q10 Ubiquinol, PQQ, and maybe some NAC every now and then. In addition to the hard core Paleo protocol (e.g. offal, bone broth, fermented foods, goat kefir if you do dairy, sea veggies etc). Don't fear fruits.

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on August 31, 2012
at 06:13 PM

If you buy the yogurt, it still has lactose in it, and in the case of commercial goat yogurt they add tapioca and other additives in it to make it thicker (it's runny naturally). So either try to do goat kefir at home, or yogurt at home. Kefir is more potent. Let it ferment for 24-30 hours to get rid of most lactose. Start with 1/2 cup and then move to 1 cup a day. Kefir contains enzymes to digest the dairy.

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on August 31, 2012
at 02:44 PM

thanks :) i was actually told I was allergic to cow dairy....i have switched to goat dairy and am concerned I am allergic to that too!....i experience mucous, runny nose, watery eyes after I eat it? i only consume goat yogurt...i dont experience the short of breath or symptoms like i did with cow dairy.....is goat kefir or yogurt hypoallergenic...or is this revealing leaky gut issues?....i truly enjoy it, but If this is an allergic reaction I have no other option....thanks, Michael

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Eugenia already mentioned vitamin D, but I wanted to second that recommendation. Trygve Holmoy is a big Epstein Barr researcher who has written a bit about the importance of vitamin D:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17574770

I found a study that gave people with EBV some vitamin D supplements in Antarctica. They suggested: "vitamin D, interacting with stress, can reduce risk of latent virus reactivation". There was a strong inverse correlation between blood levels of vitamin D and viral shedding.

http://jn.nutrition.org/content/early/2011/02/23/jn.110.134742.full.pdf

I'd recommend getting your vitamin D levels checked and trying to raise to something like 50-60 ng/ml or perhaps even higher if you're getting enough vitamin A and K2.

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I've heard that coconut oil - which is anti viral - can cure EBV but I have no personal experience. Since it's a good paleo food anyway, no harm in using more of it than you normally would.

Best of luck.

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