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Hope For Women Living Well with Chronic Fatigue Health Conditions

The Truth About Epstein Barr, Chronic Fatigue, Hashimotos and Fibromyalgia

I first heard of Epstein Barr after struggling myself with progressive chronic fatigue for years and while reading a biography of Pema Chodron, the beloved Buddhist teacher, author and nun whose teachings I have followed for years. When I read about her 15 year history with disabling chronic fatigue and that it was finally identified as Epstein Barr virus, a light bulb went off and I knew that was the missing link and rock hard diagnosis I too had long been searching for. I asked for a blood test. Bingo. I found the answer that went hand-in-hand with my also hard won Hashimotos diagnosis, pieces to my health puzzle I had been long searching for (mostly because I knew something was wrong, and I had to defend constantly from people - mostly doctors - who were saying, "your fatigue is all in your head. there is nothing wrong with you.") Well they were right on one account: there was nothing wrong with me. But there was something very wrong going on in my body.

Today I feel relieved and empowered to share that Epstein Barr (Ebv), also known as Ebv-CFS, or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, is real and can be crushing and confounding. It is rampant in epidemic proportions in women today struggling all around the globe. And it may well also be the missing diagnostic link to many co-occurring "mystery" health conditions like Hashimotos, also highly fatiguing, and other autoimmune dis-eases that occur when the virus and/or other environmental toxins embed in various tissues of the body (in the case of Hashimotos the virus and toxins embed in the thyroid) setting off the immune, or autoimmune, attack and response.

Studies show that up to 95% of the population have been exposed to EBV at some point in their lives, early childhood to early adult (footnote 1). From there it will go dormant in most, but for others will escalate over the years into chronic and progressive arenas. You can do much with natural living and clean dietary protocols to lower the body's viral load and increase your energy, heal or even recover your overall health and lifestyle again. Medical Medium Anthony William shares further in-depth information around this epidemic concern affecting so many women and people today, and shares a natural dietary protocol that helps to clear the virus and get your health back over time. EBV may well be the underlying culprit to many of women's chronic health issues today. It is worth checking for yourself if this is playing a role in your health puzzle. Below are some links for those who may be struggling without answers and need to know - to begin their road to recovery and back to wellness:

"Out of the roughly 320 million people in the U.S., over 225 million Americans have some form of (activated) EBV.

Epstein-Barr is responsible for mystery illnesses of every category: For some people, it creates fatigue and pain that go unnamed. For others, EBV symptoms prompt doctors to prescribe ineffective treatments, such as hormone replacement. And for so many people walking around with EBV, it gets misdiagnosed.

Among the reasons EBV is thriving: so little is understood about it. Medical communities are aware of only one version of EBV, but there are actually over 60 varieties. Epstein-Barr is behind several of the debilitating illnesses that stump doctors. As I said in the Introduction, it’s the mystery illness of mystery illnesses.

Doctors have no idea how the virus operates long-term and how problematic it can be. The truth is, EBV is the source of numerous health problems that are currently considered mystery illnesses, such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. EBV is also the cause of some major maladies that medical communities think they understand but really don’t—including thyroid disease (hashimotos), vertigo, and tinnitus." 

by Anthony Williams

from the article: What’s Potentially at the Root of Medical Mysteries, The Medical Medium— goop.com
Full article here.

More Articles on the Hashimotos/Epstein Barr autoimmune connection:

Thyroid Pharmacist, her Ebv-Hashimotos story: 

http://thyroidpharmacist.com/articles/epstein-barr-virus-and-hashim...

HypoThyroid Mom, her Ebv-Hashimotos story:

http://hypothyroidmom.com/hashimotos-disease-the-infection-connection/

More Articles on the Hashimotos-Epstein Barr Infection Connection:

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&...

footnote 1: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=89105

and numerous other sources

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