Functional and integrative medicine recognizes the importance of a well-functioning gastrointestinal system for good health. This includes, among many other actions, removal of problematic pathogens from the body.
Parasites, bacteria and fungi are able to generate a wide range of imbalances and illnesses. But the presence of latent viruses, which are hard to eradicate and often lead to chronic symptoms, is often missed and remains undetected or undiagnosed.Often, chronic viruses develop and remain alive in the body without the carrier even being aware of them. Most people, including many physicians, believe that you get a virus and then you recover from it, without considering that many viruses may actually never leave the body. They simply “set up shop” in your body. This fact presents a threat to the health of millions of people, as chronic viral infections can wreak havoc on your health months, years or decades after first exposure. Any pathogen is able to derail the neurological and immune system, mitochondrial energy, methylation capacity and genetic expression.
Viruses have evolved a number of strategies for evading the immune system to establish a chronic infection. Several chronic viruses that are found to be most common and problematic are: Herpes Simplex I (the “fever blister/cold sore” virus), genital herpes, Epstein-Barr Virus (“Mono”, or Infectious Mononucleosis), Cytomegalovirus, Varicella Virus (Chicken Pox). Defective viruses may have pathogenic consequences, causing chronic inflammation and compromise the immunity in many people.
Viruses can hide in tissues rather than in the blood stream. A very close affinity for thyroid tissue has been observed with Herpes viruses, especially HHV-6A. Approximately 85% of people with chronic fatigue syndrome have thyroiditis. It is well known that viruses like Epstein-Barr or herpes contribute to autoimmune diseases.
Many individuals with autism inherited a toxic viral load or they received viral particles from vaccines, which their bodies were not able to properly attack and eliminate. The virus, together with the presence of some additional pathogens and toxins are overwhelming the immune system and determine dysfunctions in the neuro-immune and endo-immune system, which will be unable to respond efficiently.
Our Functional Approach
Our strategy starts by stabilizing the body first and by establishing a correct nutritional plan that fits each unique individual on a biochemical and genetic level. Then, we detect all potential disruptors – hidden imbalances, deficiencies, infections, toxicity and metabolic dysfunctions and to understand the systems most impacted in the individual’s constitution. Lastly, we address them in order of priority for that individual, considering his/her detox capacity and supporting this all the way through.
The anti-viral supplementation program needs to be followed for a few months and even longer for long-lasting, chronic cases. We use Ozone Therapy, Intravenous Nutrition, along with specific and powerful nutrients like monolaurin, polysaccharides, glutathione and more.