Doctors Tend to Misdiagnose Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS); CBCD Reviews the Evidence
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CFS still puzzles doctors, and only a fraction of sufferers are properly diagnosed. (1) CBCD points out the link between EBV and CFS, recommends two natural EBV remedies.
New York (PRUnderground) July 17th, 2014
According to Dr. Nancy Klimas, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is “a post-infectious illness, when the immune system is unable to bounce a person back to health after an acute infection. (1).” The syndrome starts when an active virus, such as the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), becomes latent. “Almost all patients reported a previous infection as the onset of fatigue symptoms…almost all patients reported themselves to be previously healthy prior to their fatigue and also ascribed the onset due to an infection (2).”
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The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) recommends that individuals infected with EBV take Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR. The formula of these natural antiviral products was tested by Hanan Polansky and Edan Itzkovitz from the CBCD in two clinical studies that followed FDA guidelines. The studies showed that the Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin formula is effective against EBV and other viruses. The clinical studies were published in the peer reviewed, medical journal Pharmacology & Pharmacy, the first, in a special edition on Advances in Antiviral Drugs. Study authors wrote that, “individuals infected with EBV…reported a safe decrease in their symptoms following treatment with Gene-Eden-VIR.” (3) The study authors also wrote that, “We observed a statistically significant decrease in the severity, duration, and frequency of symptoms.” (3) In addition, this natural antiviral was recently proven to reduce mental and physical fatigue in a post-marketing clinical study that followed FDA guidelines.
Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR are natural antiviral dietary supplements. Their formula contains five natural ingredients: Selenium, Camellia Sinesis Extract, Quercetin, Cinnamomum Extract, and Licorice Extract. The first ingredient is a trace element, and the other four are plant extracts. Each ingredient and its dose was chosen through a scientific approach. Scientists at polyDNA, the company that invented and patented the formula, scanned thousands of scientific and medical papers published in various medical and scientific journals, and identified the safest and most effective natural ingredients against latent viruses. To date, Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR are the only natural antiviral products on the market with published clinical studies that support their claims.
Some doctors are reluctant to believe that CFS is a real physical condition. Dr. Klimas said that “If doctors don’t think it’s very important, family members don’t think it’s important, the community doesn’t think it’s important. You’ll have someone desperately ill. ‘I have chronic fatigue syndrome.’ ‘Oh honey, I’m tired too. Just, you know, take a nap, take a vacation,’ whatever.” (1)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a “devastating disease that still puzzles doctors, and only a fraction of sufferers are properly diagnosed. Once derided as ‘yuppie flu,’ CFS actually cuts across all races and economic groups. But it still battles a heavy stigma, and research funding is scarce. Thirty years after its first discovery, there is no single diagnostic test and no (FDA approved) treatment.” (1)
Jennifer Brea, a woman with CFS, described her condition like this, “I would describe it like being a broken battery, where every time you try to charge me, you know, I maybe fill to 5 percent. I think the thing that is really hard to understand about this illness is just how much it takes away from you and how so many of the basic things that make one feel like a human being just become impossible.” (1)
Jennifer’s description is accurate. The CDC says that “Chronic fatigue syndrome, or CFS, is a devastating and complex disorder. People with CFS have overwhelming fatigue and a host of other symptoms that are not improved by bed rest and that can get worse after physical activity or mental exertion. They often function at a substantially lower level of activity than they were capable of before they became ill.” (4).
How does EBV cause CFS?
Dr. Polansky’s book provides an answer. EBV chronically infects about 95% of the adult population, with virus usually present in B cells in a latent stage. According to Dr. Polansky, and his book “Microcompetition with Foreign DNA and the Origin of Chronic Disease,” people develop CFS when the number of latent viruses passes a certain threshold. One of the reasons for an increase in the number of latent viruses is a weak immune system. The CBCD offers a free download of Dr. Polansky’s book to those who are interested in reading it. It can be downloaded here: http://www.cbcd.net/Book.php (5)
What standard treatments are available for EBV infections?
“A few antiviral drugs are available that were shown to inhibit EBV replication in cell culture. These drugs include the acyclic nucleoside analogues aciclovir, ganciclovir, penciclovir, and their respective prodrugs valaciclovir, valganciclovir and famciclovir, the acyclic nucleotide analogues cidofovir and adefovir, and the pyrophosphate analogue foscarnet. However, clinical studies have shown that these drugs are mostly ineffective in humans.” (3) There are also natural antiviral products that studies show to be safe and effective in reducing EBV symptoms. Two of these products are Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin.
In light of the above information, the CBCD recommends that individuals infected with the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), or other latent viruses, take Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR.
1) Grether, N. Chronic fatigue syndrome activists launch ‘uprising’ from their beds. January 3, 2014.
(2) Irene Elgen, Omar Hikmat, […], and Ellen Merete Hagen CFS in Children and Adolescent: Ten Years of Retrospective Clinical Evaluation. International Journal of Pediatrics, 2013
(3) Polansky H, Itzkovitz E. Gene-Eden-VIR Is Antiviral: Results of a Post Marketing Clinical Study. Pharmacology & Pharmacy, 2013, 4, 1-8
(4) CDC – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) – General. Last Reviewed on May 14, 2012.
(5) Polansky, H. Microcompetition with Foreign DNA and the Origin of Chronic Disease. 2003 CBCD
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