(NaturalHealth365) The news about Ebola continues to be bad. The reported death toll has passed 4,000, with just about all of the cases coming from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. This past Friday, David Nabarro, the U.N. special envoy for Ebola, said ‘the number of Ebola cases is probably doubling every three-to-four weeks and the response needs to be 20 times greater than it was at the beginning.’
As the death toll from the Ebola virus continues to rise and the disease spreads, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) within the Department of Homeland Security are attempting to implement stricter measures to protect Americans from getting ill.
Will new airport screening procedures actually protect us from Ebola?
Starting today, at John F. Kennedy International airport, employees will be checking the temperature of travelers arriving from the most affected countries in Africa. Throughout the week, these check points will be conducted at Newark Liberty, Washington Dulles, Chicago O’Hare and Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta. According to Customs officials, ‘about 150 people travel daily from or through Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea to the United States, and nearly 95 percent of them land first at one of the five airports.
But, what happens if you’re cleared for travel and two days later you develop symptoms? How does this ‘stepped up’ screening procedure really help to eliminate the threat of Ebola? Maybe those people in charge of public health should read about a “surprising solutions for Ebola“?
Don’t laugh: The CDC and CBP think that ‘new’ screening procedures will prevent the spread of Ebola
According to Secretary of Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson, “These expanded screening measures will provide an additional layer of protection to help ensure the risk of Ebola in the United States is minimized.”
But, as admitted by most media outlets already, the case of Thomas Eric Duncan would NOT have been prevented with these extra ‘security’ measures because Mr. Duncan had no symptoms when he arrived in the United States. Which begs the question – ‘what can we really do to eliminate the spread of Ebola?’
We already have nutritional protocols designed to eliminate the threat of infectious diseases
Some people, on the internet, suggest that this entire ‘Ebola panic’ is being orchestrated (and staged) to depopulate the Earth and/or profit off human suffering by eventually forcing millions of people to take a vaccine, which is monopolized by the pharmaceutical industry. Either way, the sad truth is there are already proven strategies to prevent the spread of infectious diseases – which are being ignored by poorly-educated, government-controlled health officials.
In fact, I started to talk about this in a recent article entitled, “Five facts about Ebola suppressed by mainstream media outlets”.
You may already know intuitively that you’re less susceptible to infectious diseases when you’re well-nourished. Meeting your daily requirements for protein, iron, zinc, vitamin C, and essential minerals will allow your immune system to effectively manage cellular inflammation and minimize the risk of bacterial (or viral) infections.
If you want proof, about the power of nutrition to prevent, even reverse disease symptoms, just look up the work of Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D., Dr. Mark Sircus, Ac., OMD, DM (P), Andrew Saul, Ph.D. and Thomas E. Levy, M.D. – just to name a few pioneers, in the field of science and medicine. These health experts could offer so much great advice to the leaders of those West African nations – if only they knew to ask.
For example, the “multi-C protocol” would be a great way to neutralize the threat of any bacterial or viral infection. I only hope one of the doctors in Africa can help us to spread the news.
Reduce your risk for Ebola by supporting the immune system
Conventionally speaking, I’m sure I’ll be accused of being ‘radical’ or ‘reckless’ to suggest that a strong immune system is our best defense against infectious diseases. So far, conventional medicine has only suggested that we diagnosis and quarantine those affected by Ebola and ‘hope for the best’ – since we have no “cure”. But, in reality, the medical literature is filled with effective ways to minimize the risk of viral infections.
Selenium, a potent antioxidant mineral, helps to protect our cells from free radical damage. Interesting to note, the head of the CDC has already said he fears that Ebola ‘might be the next AIDS.’ Yet, not one word was mentioned about the work of Dr. Harold Foster – who pioneered the use of selenium and amino acids, plus antioxidants, for the successful treatment of HIV/AIDS patients. Dr. Foster said:
“Physicians involved in a selenium and amino-acid field trial in Botswana … are reporting that this nutritional protocol reverses AIDS in 99% of patients receiving it, usually within three weeks.”
Imagine, just 3 Brazil nuts can provide more than enough selenium for the human body per day. So, why aren’t we trying to improve the nutritional status of those afflicted in West Africa?
Vitamin C gets rapidly depleted by hemorrhagic viruses – which describes Ebola. In fact, at its end-stage, those suffering with Ebola probably have zero vitamin C within their body. Instead of spending millions of dollars on ‘experimental’ vaccines – why don’t we test the effectiveness of high-dose vitamin C therapies for these infected patients?
According to Robert F. Cathcart, M.D.:
“My experience with giving massive doses of ascorbic acid orally to over 30,000 patients and with giving intravenous sodium ascorbate to over 2,000 patients would indicate that with Ebola and other viral hemorrhagic fever diseases that intravenous sodium ascorbate should be used in doses beginning with at least 180 grams per 24 hours. If the fever is not controlled or the symptoms are not reduced, the dosage and the rate of administration should be increased until they are controlled.”
It simply blows my mind that state health officials are not “experimenting” with the administration of IV vitamin C to the Ebola patients.
Magnesium is one of the most overlooked minerals for optimal health. In fact, according to magnesium expert Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, ‘most people are deficient in magnesium’ due to current farming and food processing methods.
Today, we’re lucky if we get enough magnesium in the diet – which suggests that supplementation is a must. Obviously, everyone is different – so start slowly and work your way up to see what works best for you. Couple magnesium with iodine, and you’ve got a great ‘first line of defense’ against unwanted pathogens.
Just to be clear, when the body becomes magnesium deficient – toxins can accumulate quickly – which speeds up the aging process and increasing the risk of premature death.
Vitamin D is widely known to strengthen immune function. But, before you begin a supplementation protocol, get blood tested. For optimal health, blood levels of 25 OH D should be around 60 – 80 ng/ml. Gee, I wonder, do you think Ebola patients are deficient in vitamin D?
Ebola hysteria is at an all-time high
Obviously, I could go on and on about the health benefits of a healthy diet and supplement program. In Africa, the citizens of each nation would benefit greatly from cleaner water supplies, better access to healthy food and high-quality, nutritional supplements – especially in the hospital settings throughout Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.
In fact, when stricken with a serious viral infection, one MUST seek the aid of high dose vitamin/mineral supplements – especially when you consider the difficulty in eating any food under sickened conditions.
Checking temperatures, locking people down in their homes and scaring the public will not bring an end to the ‘Ebola epidemic’. We need medical professionals – brave enough – to step outside the conventional world and start administering magnesium, iodine, the ‘multi-C protocol’, vitamin D and a host of other proven nutritional therapies to end human suffering.
About the author: Jonathan Landsman is the host of NaturalHealth365.com, the NaturalNews Talk Hour – a free, weekly health show and the NaturalNews Inner Circle – a monthly subscription to the brightest minds in natural health and healing.
Reaching hundreds of thousands of people, worldwide, as a personal health consultant, writer and radio talk show host – Jonathan has been educating the public on the health benefits of an organic (non-GMO) diet along with high-quality supplementation and healthy lifestyle habits including exercise and meditation.