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My 8 year old grandson has warts on his thumb.

Q. Dear Terry, “My 8 year old grandson has warts on his thumb, on the palm side. Is he deficient in a vitamin or mineral? What do we do? Thank you.” — Dennis S., Green Bay, WI

A. Dear Dennis, I believe diet is very important for overall health, so I think it would be very beneficial for your grandson to eliminate the refined sugar and carbohydrates in his diet. For more information on this, you can review my diet here or watch my webinar. For additional information, I also recommend checking out the following websites: www.ketogenic-diet-resource.com and www.drperlmutter.com. You should also read the books, Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter and Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis.

Most warts are caused by a viral infection that attacks the top layer of skin. Therefore, the proper way to eliminate warts is to strengthen the body’s immune system so it can kill the virus naturally. In addition to the dietary changes, I also have some recommendations I believe will help.

One of my favorite botanicals for dealing with viruses is elderberry. Elderberry neutralizes the virus particles so they cannot enter the cell and it helps with immune system activation, which can help reduce the spread of viral infections. The elderberry I recommend is very safe and can be taken daily.

Look for an elderberry extract that is freeze-dried and standardized for anthocyanin content, which are strong supporters of the immune system. I also think vitamins A, C, D3, and E, along with calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, and bioflavonoids, work synergistically with elderberry to keep the immune system functioning optimally. All of these ingredients have antiviral, antibacterial, or immune-supportive properties.

I would have your grandson take 300 mg of elderberry per day, along with the other supportive ingredients.

Healthy Regards!

Terry . . . Naturally

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