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Preparation Over Panic

Nov 26, 2014 01:31PM
by Dr. Isabel Sharkar

There is a lot of controversy about the Ebola virus and deep research reveals the truth behind what is really occurring. Should we panic and be afraid? How concerned should we be? As Dr. Vincent Lam said, “A pandemic may be a threatening experience and a legitimate human reaction to threat is fear. Panic is our enemy, knowledge is our friend and preparation in advance is our best line of defense.” Panic clouds judgment and although Ebola is real and amongst us, it is part of the fear matrix. By properly preparing and equipping the immune system, you do not have to be afraid. Here are two important suggestions to keep in mind.

When it comes to certain viruses lingering about, vitamin C is your best friend and loads of it. Ebola is a hemorrhagic fever virus and causes the complete removal of all vitamin C from the body. All the symptoms of Ebola are consistent with complete loss of vitamin C. In the absence of any vitamin C, blood vessels become weak and start to lose blood, while platelets become ineffective and are unable to trigger clots. Massive internal bleeding and loss of blood cause death by Ebola. It can be prevented by immense doses of vitamin C until the immune system succeeds in killing off the virus.

To date, no viral infection has been demonstrated to be resistant to the proper dosing of vitamin C. Vitamin C is more absorbable when accompanied by bioflavonoids like those found in pineapple juice. Make vitamin C apart of your daily protocol and see your naturopathic practitioner for the appropriate dosage. Please make sure you are getting good quality non-corn vitamin C, as they are not all created equally.

There are different types of vitamin C that include liposomal, oral and intravenous. At times of emergency against heavy viral attacks, all three forms are important in extremely large doses. In addition to consuming daily doses of oral vitamin C, weekly intravenous vitamin C infusions are extremely beneficial for boosting the immune system.

The data on silver nanoparticles and their ability to inhibit viral adsorption as well as its virus killing activity in cell-free and cell-associated viruses has been researched and established in literature for a variety of viral infections. Silver appears to offer itself as a potential therapy in the form of both a preventative and therapeutic agent. A study performed by the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency revealed that silver nanoparticles neutralize the hemorrhagic fever viruses, including the Ebola virus.

Survival is based upon how far you are willing to go right now in preventing the effects of any pandemic that arises. A more robust immune system has a greater chance of withstanding any threatening health condition. Ultimately, the choice is yours. Please consult your naturopathic physician for more ways to prepare your immune system.

Dr. Isabel Sharkar, ND, is a licensed naturopathic physician and co-owner of Indigo Integrative Health Clinic, in Georgetown. For more information, call 202-298-9131 or visit 


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