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The best way to help your body protect itself against Ebola (or any virus or bacteria)

HealthyAeon - 4:01 AM

by Derek Henry

With the threat of the Ebola virus spreading, there is a need to understand what natural options are readily available to you in case you don't want to be subjected to conventional medical treatments and infected patients in hospitals. The only proven system to help eradicate the Ebola virus is your body's immune system, and it is of primary importance to start strengthening its response now to give yourself the best chance of successfully fighting off an infection.

Work with your body's natural defenses

The only way to work with your body's natural defenses is to give it what it requires in order to function at optimal performance. Conventional medical wisdom claims that man-made remedies such as vaccines are superior to those provided by nature, but it doesn't take a scientist to understand that the toxic chemicals and preservatives injected into the body along with antigens is not a legitimate way to improve immunity.

To improve your immunity, you must improve your relationship with nature and the medicine it provides, which has been proven to keep people healthy for thousands of years. In this case, a focus on healing foods and herbs that have strong antibacterial and antiviral properties is of primary importance, along with improving immune system function and eliminating foods that suppress it.

Antibacterial foods, herbs, and solutions to begin consuming regularly

Even though Ebola is a virus, it only makes sense to start clearing out any harmful bacteria in your digestive system in order for your immune system to function properly. This will allow it to do its job more efficiently, which is a must have when dealing with more deadly infections such as Ebola.

Antibacterial foods and herbs to consider, include:
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Turmeric (curcumin)
  • Ginger
  • Lemon
  • Cayenne
  • Peppermint
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Cranberry
  • Calendula
  • Echinacea
  • Oregon grape root
  • Goldenseal
  • Marshmallow root
  • Uva Ursi
  • Yarrow
  • Colloidal silver
Most of these foods and herbs can be used in many different ways in every day meal preparation, but the most potent way to receive their benefits in through tinctures, capsules, teas, essential oils, and freshly pressed juices. A few of them are antiviral as well (like ginger, garlic, cranberry, colloidal silver, and Echinacea).

Stock up on antiviral herbs

In the event that Ebola is found in your region, or you suspect you may have an infection, you may want to consider the following as part of your natural defense:
  • Una de Gato (Cat's Claw)
  • Pau D'Arco
  • Astragalus
  • Elderberry
  • Lemon balm
  • Licorice root
  • Olive leaf
  • Oregano oil
These proven virus fighters will provide another layer of protection to your overall immune support plan.

Consume immune strengthening foods, herbs, and nutrients

Along with these foods and herbs, it's also important to consider those things that help solidify a strong immune system, such as:
  • Adaptogenic herbs (reishi, siberian ginseng, astragalus, gynostemma, una de gato, pau d'arco)
  • Liver supporting herbs (milk thistle, dandelion root, yellow dock root, burdock root, artichoke, turmeric)
  • Vitamin C (camu camu, acerola cherry, guava, peppers, kale, oranges)
  • Vitamin D (sunlight and/or fermented cod liver oil)
  • Zinc (supplement or pumpkin seeds)
  • Probiotics (supplement or consider sauerkraut, coconut kefir, apple cider vinegar, and kombucha)
The foods, herbs, and ingestible nutrients listed will provide your immune system with exceptional benefits, and can be consumed in whole food, capsules, tinctures, and tea. Grounding is helpful as well.

Ditch foods and behaviors that suppress the immune system

Another very important factor to unleash your immune system is to stop consuming foods and engaging in behaviors that depress it. The biggest culprits in immune suppression are:
  • Sugar (especially refined)
  • Alcohol
  • Dairy
  • Corn, soy, and wheat (gluten)
  • Hydrogenated foods
  • Excess animal protein
  • Excess flour intake
  • Highly processed foods
  • Chronic stress
  • Excessive EMF exposure
  • Limited sunshine or vitamin D supplementation
Improve in all of these areas, and your immune system and energy will reciprocate nicely, both which help your body protect itself against Ebola (and any other viruses or bacteria).

As always, consult with a qualified herbal practitioner or naturopath to determine which herbs and solutions are best for your individual situation. At this time, there is no proven remedy for Ebola, but investing in your immune system and using nature's medicine quite possibly gives you the best route of action.

For an antibacterial and antiviral juice recipe, check out the Antibiotic Tonic. For more info on the top adaptogenic herbs and sources of vitamin C, visit the first two sources below. Also checkout Make Your Immune System Bulletproof.

Learn all these details and more at the FREE online Pandemic Preparedness course at

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About the author:
Derek Henry, B.Kin, is a highly revered holistic health coach and world renowned natural health blogger and educator who created Healing the Body to help people understand the fundamental principles to exceptional health so they can overcome their own health challenges.

In this pursuit he created proven protocols and guides in the Ultimate Reset personal coaching program, the THRIVE online holistic health program, and the Wellness Transformation E-Guide.

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