Subject: CEBV: How to rise above it
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 1997 00:40:54 -0700
Organization: SHARI SOZA
Recently, I received the news that 3 out of 4 of the tests in the Epstein-Barr "panel" showed that I have "chronic Epstein-Barr virus". In reading about this, I discovered that this means "chronic or reactivated" EBV. I am now formally "diagnosed" as having CEBV and fibromyalgia, and osteo arthritis.
Knowing that this virus promotes lymphoma, I went thru some pretty dark moods, before deciding that
1) it wasn't really "news", since I had had this for 30 years or more, since having had mononucleosis in high school or college,
2) I am not really "contagious", if 90% of all the adults have it, which takes some amount of self-deception,
3) the only way to defend against it is to
(1) since the immune system takes its orders from my "self talk",
(2) since the neurotransmitter balance is affected by moods,
i) do a little yoga (arm lifts and leg lifts, stretches) each morning while still in bed, as the "price for staying on the planet",
j) will myself to get better, so that I can work, because many of the other people who go to work every day don't feel very good, either; and one last breakthru idea, from a book on Chinese herbal medicine,
k) gained energy and determination by adding a small amount of clove
powder to my coffee grounds, as a promoter of "kidney chi".
The Chinese herbal medicine book or another article I have been studying, said that the Chinese lump the kidneys and the adrenals together as one.
If your pituitary- hypothalamus is deranged, and not providing strength to the immune system, there is a way to short-circuit this, and that way lies thru the adrenal glands. These glands interact in a "feedback" mechanism. I can't seem to "fix" my pituitary-hypothalamus, after the auto accidents, but maybe I can try and influence them thru the adrenals.
The book said one-eighth teaspoon of clove powder to a cup of hot water. I tried and use one-fourth teaspoon to a quart of coffee water. I don't have a one-eighth teaspoon measuring spoon! When I first did it, I put some whole cloves in my small coffee grinder, and used the freshly ground clove powder. It made a decisive difference in my "determination". The effect seemed to lessen, as time went on, and I think that it was because the ground clove powder is sitting out in the open air. I can honestly report that I do feel more energy, though that hasn't solved all my problems. I can't verify this yet, but I feel instinctively, that freshly ground clove powder will be more beneficial for this.
Of course, if you are not a coffee drinker, making tea from the clove powder would do the same trick. I can't reply to comments about this, as I am trying to conserve my time and energy for activities that promote cashflow, [ doctors and medical labs and dentists seem to still believe in cashflow; also roofers and car mechanics; ] but if you want to send me your comments, I will be making a web page about the above list, and trying to simulate the more humane Social Safetynet that our culture should have in place, when people become weakened by these incurable viruses and other fatigue-producing illnesses.
Donations are welcome, and I will be offering "cyber coaching" to the few who really need a little biochemistry assistance, and value my input enough to feel like paying for it. [ B.S. Chemistry 1968, plus almost 30 years of self-study in biochemistry and nutrition ] Anyone can freely download my database on stress and nutrition, http://www.snowcrest.net/soza/health/nzbeqn95.zip
The introduction is at http://www.snowcrest.net/soza/nutrizen/findings/AAINTRO.txt
I will be writing up a report about the above factors that made me feel more energetic and seem to be helping, and offering copies of it for sale in various formats.
I can either succumb to this virus and become a statistic, or I can rise above it, and get angry enough to WILL my immune system to finish it off, at least keep it in check. The decision is up to me alone, and no one else can give me a pill to accomplish this will power choice, or any treatment that will work. Only the decision to overcome creates the WILL that gives the orders to my immune system. Our reality is multi-dimensional, and I can choose which layer of reality I will be tuned into. I am afraid that there is some truth to the belief that "it is all in your head".
If your own self talk, and your own conscious awareness CHOOSES not to overcome it, these thoughts are taken as direct orders by your immune system.
If you have CEBV, or EBV inactive, as 90% of the American public do, your self talk and your mental attitude ARE at least 66% of the problem. You must get this straight. Merely attacking the virus at the level of chemistry doesn't fix all the problems.