My wife was diagnosed with mono and is suffering from debilitating fatigue.
Q. Dear Terry, “My wife was diagnosed with mono back in December of 2011 and is still suffering from debilitating fatigue. Can you recommend a supplement regimen that might help her get her immune system strengthened and help her fight the fatigue that is robbing her of her life? Thank you for your time and God Bless.” — Randy E., Chesapeake, VA
A. Dear Randy, Infectious mononucleosis, “mono” for short, is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), which is a type of herpes virus. Since mono is caused by a virus, the proper way to eliminate it is to strengthen the immune system’s ability to kill that virus.
Your wife may want to consider adding the following natural ingredients to help enhance her overall immune health. However, I would encourage her to talk with her doctor and see what they think about the following suggestions.
I first like a combination of black currant and elderberry, plus zinc, selenium, lactoferrin, and the probiotic lactobacillus sporogenes to help boost overall health and immune system function. All of these ingredients have antiviral, antibacterial, or immune-supportive properties. I recommend taking 2 tablets three times daily for 30 days. Then reduce to 1 tablet three times daily for another 30 days. Reduce to 1 tablet daily after that.
I also recommend a combination of Ravintsara, Myrtle, Thyme, and Bay Leaf concentrated plant oils to boost the immune system. I would suggest taking 1 softgel of this blend two to three times daily. Just be sure to choose a formula that features concentrated plant oils that have been laboratory tested to accurately identify elements of their natural chemical composition. Unlike essential oils used for massage and aromatherapy, these plant oils are tested and “fingerprinted” based on specific molecular makeup, species, marker compounds, purity and safety for internal medicinal use. The extraordinary potency of these tested plant oils allows for relatively low doses, but very powerful health benefits.
Lastly, I would recommend looking for an adrenal support formula that contains ingredients like DHEA, adrenal extract, L-tyrosine, licorice, P-5-P, pregnenolone and rehmannia root extract. DHEA and pregnenolone are pro-hormones, which the body converts to important hormones, including cortisol. Licorice aids in keeping healthy cortisol levels circulating in the body, while other key nutrients (P-5-P, L-tyrosine and rehmannia) help the body resist the negative effects of stress. For optimal benefit, take 1 to 2 capsules of this combination three times daily.
Terry . . . Naturally