enterovirus D-68

Enterovirus EV-D68
Supercharge your child's immune system

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

Prepper alert: July 6, 2015: Mysterious paralysis in children? There's a new virus
coming down the pike --
Enterovirus EV-D68 -- and because it is spreading so quickly,
parents have reason to worry, particularly if their child:
  • suffers from asthma
  • is five years and under, or
  • has a weakened immune system.

Enterovirus is not new (it was first discovered in 1962), but the intensity of this
particular strain is what is causing alarm, and that fact that its spreading rapidly
throughout the United States. Enterovirus comes from the same family as
Having started in the Midwest, Enterovirus EV-D68 now has
spread to 41 states
according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

What can you do about Enterovirus EV-D68?
Monitor kids closely if they feel under the weather, and act quickly because it's not
just another cold!

  • Early warning signs of Enterovirus EV-D68:
  • cold
  • runny nose and sneezing
  • fever and muscle aches
  • skin rash
  • difficulty breathing and wheezing

  • To keep your kids out of the intensive care unit:
  • make a habit of washing hands (and keeping hands out of eyes, mouth
    and noses).
  • provide kids with plenty of fluids (popsicles, soups, and drinks).
  • clean and disinfect surfaces.
  • supercharge you child's immune system with tips below.

What's the Prognosis of Enterovirus EV-D68?
Whether Enterovirus will cause a death or spread to adults is undetermined;
however, neither has yet happened which is a good sign that the illness affects a
limited population (namely kids five and under, and kids with asthma). Currently;
however, teenagers are at risk as well the younger kids. So just because your child is
five years and up, doesn't mean you should stop worrying. The Centers for Disease
Control (CDC) anticipates the outbreak will wane towards the end of autumn.

Enterovirus has many complications. The enteroviruses are leading causes of

What's the Treatment for Enterovirus EV-D68?
Unfortunately, there is no known treatment for the non-polio Enterovirus. Severe
respiratory cases have been treated with oxygen.

How To Supercharge Your Child's Immune System!  
Here is a list of immunity boosting supplements* to supercharge your child's system
(foods and supplements that will help protect against enterovirus):

Immunity Booster #1: Black Elderberry Syrup.
Black elderberries have, for centuries, been credited with immune supportive
properties. Black Elderberry Syrup, pictured right, has been virologist tested as a
natural and effective way to fight viral infections.

Immunity Booster #2: Vitamin D with Calcium.
"Deficiency in vitamin D is associated with increased autoimmunity as well as an
increased susceptibility to infection," according to an abstract on Vitamin D and the
Immune System, by Cynthia Aranow, MD, Investigator. Another supporter of the idea
comes from the Harvard Health Publications, trusted advice foa healthier life, from the
Harvard Medical School.
How to Boost your Immune system.

Immunity Booster #3: Vitamin C:
  • Vitamin C supplements.
  • Vitamin C works by stimulating the immune system and protecting against
    damage from the free radicals released by the body in its fight against the
    infection. Have your child take Vitamin C in divided doses throughout the day
    for maximum effectiveness.

Immunity Booster #4: Lemons.
In addition to being rich in Vitamin C, lemons are rich in flavinoids, which work against
infections to help you prevent cold and flu.

  • Go ahead and serve up the home-made lemonade to give your child an extra
    measure of protection. If you're concerned that lemonade has too much suga,
    you can mix your lemonade concoction with a bubbly mineral water to dilute the
    sugar and provide a satisfying and thirst quenching option.

  • Squeeze lemon on their chicken or fish.

Immunity Booster #5: Honey.
Honey is a natural immunity booster.

Happy endings...
While it's true that there is no medication or dietary supplement to treat an
enterovirus infection, you can help your child boost immunity. You can also help
prevent the illness by washing hands frequently.

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* These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For any
health or dietary matter, always consult your physician. This information is intended for your
general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for
specific medical conditions. Never disregard or delay in seeking medical advice when available.
As a reminder, these statements about extracts have not been evaluated by the United States
Food and Drug Administration.

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