Meditation Can Boost the Immune System against Viruses; CBCD Reviews the Medical Evidence
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One study found that meditation decreases viral symptoms. (1) The CBCD reviews the study and recommends two natural antiviral remedies.
Rochester, NY (PRUnderground) July 18th, 2014
Meditation can boost the immune system against viral infections. Dr. Matthijs Kox wrote that “When exposed to inflammation test, participants …(who) underwent training … (which included swimming in frigid water and lying bare-chested in the snow, as well as breathing and meditation exercises)” reported fewer viral symptoms. (1) The study that tested the link between meditation and the immune system said that “The nervous system may exert influence on immune responses (1).” This is done through “behavioral training like breathing exercises (that) people can learn, to modulate their immune system (1).” Dr. Matthijs Kox is a researcher at Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands. The CBCD recommends that individuals augment the effect of meditation on the immune system by taking two natural antiviral remedies, called Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR.
Learn about the effects of Latent Viruses.
The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) recommends that people who want to boost their immune system against latent viruses (EBV, HSV, HPV, etc.) 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 the herpes virus, and other viruses that can establish a latent infection. 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 viruses (including HSV, EBV, HPV, and other viruses) … reported a safe decrease in their symptoms following treatment with Gene-Eden-VIR.” (2) The study authors also wrote that, “we observed a statistically significant decrease in the severity, duration, and frequency of symptoms.” (2)
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.
Dr. Kox wrote that they were inspired by “the extraordinary feats of Dutch celebrity daredevil Wim Hof who has endured lengthy ice-water baths, hiked to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in shorts and made his mark in Guinness World Records with his ability to withstand cold.” (1)
WebMD also mentions the effect of meditation on the immune system. According to WebMD, studies show that “meditation not only lowers blood pressure but also can amp up your immune system – although the mechanism isn’t clear – while improving your ability to concentrate. Those who meditate can choose among a wide range of practices, both religious and secular. What they have in common are a narrowing of focus that shuts out the external world and usually a stilling of the body.” (2).
One major paper reviewed the scientific literature on meditation related activities. “Mindfulness (meditation) is associated with increased well-being as well as reduced cognitive reactivity and behavioral avoidance. It seems to contribute to enhance immune functions, diminish inflammation, diminish the reactivity of the autonomic nervous system, increase telomerase activity, lead to higher levels of plasmatic melatonin and serotonin. It enhances the quality of life for patients suffering from chronic pain, fibromylagia and HIV infection. It facilitates adaptation to the diagnosis of cancer and diabetes. It seems to lead to symptomatic improvement in irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, hot flashes, insomnia, stress related hyperphagia. It diminishes craving in substance abuse.” (3)
In view of the information presented above, the Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) recommends that individuals interested in wellness and the health of their immune system, take Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR against infections with a latent virus.
(1) Can meditation empower us to regulate immune system? Published May 8, 2014.
(2) Gene-Eden-VIR Is Antiviral: Results of a Post Marketing Clinical Study. Published on August 12, 2013.
(3) Review of the effects of mindfulness meditation on mental and physical health and its mechanisms of action. Published in 2013.
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