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The natural virus-fighter that may ease your fatigue

The natural virus-fighter that may ease your fatigue

Q: I’ve been struggling with a long-term case of fatigue. My physician believes a good part of my problem is related to a virus (Epstein-Barr). How do you treat chronic viral infections such as Epstein-Barr virus?

Dr. Wright: Epstein-Barr is one of the most common causes of chronic fatigue and is actually a strain of the herpes virus. The best natural treatment for it is the mineral selenium. Selenium inhibits the duplication of the entire herpes family of viruses (as well as other retroviruses. I usually recommend 250-300 micrograms to be taken twice daily (be sure to stick to this dosage range, as selenium can be toxic at levels above 1,500- 2,000 micrograms daily).

Other things that can be used to help reduce levels of the virus (but usually require a physician’s help) include high-dose intravenous vitamin C, as well as carefully administered intravenous ozone, hydrogen peroxide, and ultraviolet blood irradiation.