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Measles; What nobody is talking about.....

There's a lot of news out there right now about the Measles outbreak in Oregan, Washington State and Vancouver, BC.   

 

This is stirring up a lot of fear in people.

 

At the beginning of the 1960 in the United States and Western Europe Many parents and many medical practitioners considered Measles an inevitable stage of a child’s development. Debating the desirability of measles immunization.

 

Measles was once considered 

Making sure you have a strong healthy immune system.  The MMR Vaccine does not guarrantee this.  Many people have gotten sick or died from it.  One of the side effects of the vaccine actually is Measles. 

 

But this is besides the point I am getting to.   

 

I believe people get Measles because they have weak immune systems from either malnourishment or their immune system is suppressed for some reason. 

 

Vitamin A deficiency is a recognised risk factor for severe measles. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends administration of an oral dose of 200,000 IU (or 100,000 IU in infants) of vitamin A per day for two days to children with measles in areas where vitamin A deficiency may be present.

 

Suggestions for Preventing Measles

 

Eat a whole food diet – Make sure you are eating lots of fruits and vegetables high in Vitamin A.   

 

These are foods like carrots, yams and sweet potatoes, bell peppers, winter squash, kale, collard greens, swiss chard, spinach, romaine lettuce, mango, cantaloupe, pink and red grapefruit, watermelon, papaya, apricots, tangerines.

 

Take Herbs that Support Immunity

 

There are many great herbs that support a healthy immune system.  Some that I recommend are:

 

Elderberry Syrup – Elderberries are a strong antiviral both good for preventing viruses, colds and flu and treating to lessen severity.

 

This is because they are rich in flavonoids, especially anthocyanins which are responsible for their deep purple coloring. These powerful antioxidants work to keep the immune system strong and resilient.

 

Dr Gerhard Rechkemmer is the President of Germany’s Federal Research Institute for Nutrition and Food. His research has shown that the anthocyanins in elderberries boost the production of cytokines – proteins that act as messengers within the immune system – thereby enhancing the body’s immune response. Cytokines play a crucial role in the immune system’s response to disease and work in ways very similar to hormones. They can be both inflammatory or anti-inflammatory depending on what is needed and are released by immune cells either directly into the blood stream or locally into body tissue during an immune response.

 

These tiny berries are also believed to contain antiviral agents– compounds so potent they are thought to deactivate viruses. Viruses are unable to multiply on their own and need to get inside a healthy cell to do so. They are cleverly coated with something called “haemagglutinin spikes” to help them pierce the cell wall. These viral spikes are also covered with enzymes which the virus uses to break down the cell wall. Elderberries have high concentrations of bioflavonoids which appear to inhibit the action of this enzyme, thus deactivating viruses and rendering them unable to pierce the cell wall and replicate

 

Chaga Mushroom Extract or Tea – Chaga mushroom helps to modulate the immune system.  Meaning it makes it smarter allowing it to better handle stressors.

 

Inflammation is a natural response of your immune system that can protect against disease. However, long-term inflammation is linked to conditions like heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

 

Animal and test-tube studies suggest that chaga extract can positively impact immunity by reducing long-term inflammation and fighting harmful bacteria and viruses.

 

By promoting the formation of beneficial cytokines — specialized proteins that regulate the immune system — chaga stimulates white blood cells, which are essential for fighting off harmful bacteria or viruses.

 

As a result, this mushroom could help fight infections — from minor colds to serious illnesses.

 

Pine Needle tea – Pine needles are high in Vitamin A, C and antioxidiants making them a great advisory to prevent and treat colds, flus and viruses.

 

Pine needles have an affinity towards the respiratory tract and skin making them a great alye for treating respiratory problems and skin problems along with preventing.

 

Rosehip tea – Rose hips are very high in Vitamin C.  They also contain vitamins A, B-3, D and E as well as bioflavonoids, citric acid, flavonoids, fructose, malic acid, tannins and zinc. Traditionally, tea made from rose hips is considered good for treating diarrhea and infections, particularly bladder infections.

References:

 

Treating Measles with Vitamin A: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11869601

 

Measles Outbreak caused by Vaccine: https://stichtingvaccinvrij.nl/outbreak-of-over-12000-cases-of-measles-in-ukraine-is-caused-by-recent-vaccination-campaign

 

Side Effects of Measles Vaccine: https://www.nvic.org/vaccines-and-diseases/measles/measles-vaccine-injury-death.aspx

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