Epstein-Barr Virus in Adrenals
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Louise
Posted on: November 25, 2006

I am taking nutritional supplements from Standard Process prescribed by my health care provider for EBV in adrenals. But I have a bad taste in my mouth, a burned, smoky, sour taste.

I read your entry and can do fresh fruits and vegetables, extra water and chi gung and meditative relaxing.

Anything else come to mind?

If the bad taste in your mouth is from your medication, you may be able to reduce the aftertaste by taking it before meals. If it is not from your medication, it could be related to digestive problems.

We have discussed natural treatment for the Epstein-Barr virus in the Q&A entry "Epstein-Barr Virus" Further information includes:

* Simon Mills and Kerry Bone, in their book "Principals and Practice of Phytotherapy" (publisher Churchill Livingstone) mention St. John’s wort and an alcoholic tincture of the inner bark of Pau d’arco (Tabebuia impetigosa or Tabebuia avellanedae) as being particularly effective against the Epstein-Barr virus.

* Treatments used by other herbalists include:

* Determine whether there are food allergies. Keep a diet diary and not how you feel after each meal and each day. Dairy and wheat are common food allergens.

* Work on solving any problems with the digestive system first (do you have gas? Bloating? Constipation? Have you been taking antibiotics?). No remedies will work if the digestive system is not functioning optimally.

* A healthy diet that is low in carbohydrates usually reduces digestive distress

* Probiotics (acidophilus etc.) to improve digestion and immune function

* Shiitake mushrooms to support the immune system

* Sufficient sleep and rest is necessary for recovery

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