How Ebola’s Most Lethal Aspect Works
And What’s the Rest of the Story?
“As noted by (renowned viral expert) Dr. Robert Rowen, Ebola hijacks your immune system and suppresses it. Once your immune system realizes the virus is there, it launches a cytokine storm, and it is this cytokine storm that leads to massive tissue destruction and capillary leakage.” – Dr. Mercola’s article published on 11-4-14
Sensationalism and Fear abound in the news media about this potentially-deadly disease. And, it’s time for a dose of Natural Medicine and Sanity on this topic, don’t you think? First of all, here are some of the facts:
1. More than 70% of U.S. citizens who have contracted the Disease in these last few hectic weeks have already healed. And only one U.S. citizen has died.

2. There are many promising and some already-proven NATURAL remedies. Here are a few:

• Dr. Robert Rowen has been summoned by the World Health Organization to help treat infected people in Africa. He will be using Oxygen & Ozone therapy injections. It appears to be extraordinarily effective and dirt cheap.

• Oxygen, eh? This leads me to postulate that hyperbaric chambers …and therapeutic breathing techniques… could also be effective and helpful, just as they can be in diseases like Cancer. Oxygen heals.

• ZMapp is a costly and experimental treatment that is proving its effectiveness. It is not a vaccine; it is three antibodies genetically engineered from tobacco plants. One doctor who contracted the disease was treated with ZMapp, quickly got well, and then two other infected patients received transfusions of his blood and also quickly healed.

The Bad News: Overreaction & Fear-Based Medicine
The Drug Companies are all over the Fear Factor. They aim to create a vaccine and have total immunity from prosecution (such as Monsanto has recently slipped into law regarding its culpability with Genetically Modified Organisms in our food supply). They are overly-anxious to create a vaccine that they plan to push thru the FDA on a Fast Track system, with very little testing. I caution people to truly become informed about vaccines, and especially something like this one which could cause much more harm than good. One recent study in Canada in 2008-2009 found this:

“Indeed, when blood samples from healthy, unvaccinated children and children who had received an annual flu shot were compared, the unvaccinated group was found to have naturally built up more antibodies across a wider variety of influenza strains compared to the latter vaccinated group. Needless to say, this gives those who are unvaccinated a clear advantage when a really nasty viral flu comes along…”
Read the full Dr. Mercola article for more information about Vaccines (and your rights!).

What Your Body Needs to Prevent Hemorrhaging & Severe Infection.
Intriguing evidence from 1995 studies suggest that the lethal hemorrhaging associated with the Ebola virus may be influenced by a lack of selenium…
The word Selenium is from Greek, meaning “moon”. It is a chemical element that exists in nature, is within certain metals like copper, is in certain foods such as meat, fish, chocolate, and mushrooms. It is a by-product of certain ore refining processes, and it is used in glass making and is a semi-conductor used in surge protectors. It also manages the blood’s thickness via the lipid structures, the “walls” of your cells. .
Scientists are postulating that the deadly Zaire strain of Ebola uses up the supply of tissue-protecting selenium. Once used up, hemorrhaging—internal bleeding–may occur. This is Ebola’s most dangerous effect. The one from which many people die. The other primary cause of death is infection.

“Selenium salts are toxic in large amounts, but trace amounts are necessary for cellular function in many organisms, including all animals and is an ingredient in many multi-vitamins and other dietary supplements, including infant formula. Selenium is a component of the antioxidant enzymes glutathione peroxidase and thioredoxin reductase (which indirectly reduce certain oxidized molecules in animals and some plants). It is also found in three deiodinase enzymes, which convert one thyroid hormone to another”. – Wikipedia

A quick translation of the above takes me back to the old-but-timelessly powerful story of Free Radicals and Antioxidants.
1. The Ebola virus is an unstable molecule, a Free Radical, and it “steals” components from good cells, thereby causing damage and death to the cells.

2. Glutathione & Thjoredoxin (referenced above) are Antioxidants. Antioxidants disarm Free Radicals.

3. Foods and supplements such as Tumeric/Curcumin and Xocai’s medicinal chocolate are both high in such Antioxidants. The Xocai may be the stronger, in my experience, and it contains selenium.

4. Conclusion? Nature, God’s Farmacy, has effective immune boosters. Keep your system strong by consuming high-antioxidant foods, and if Ebola is in the picture, be sure to eat to resupply your body with therapeutic levels of selenium, preferable IN YOUR DIET for highest absorption and to prevent internal bleeding.

My intention is always to leave you with information upon which you can take action…information about medicine such as foods you can eat and Asian medicine that works WITH your body to keep you strong and healthy. Lastly, I highly recommend reading the complete, well-researched articles by Dr. Mercola on Ebola.
• The role of Selenium Deficiency with Ebola:

• Ozone & Oxygen Therapy Treatment for Ebola

In Health,
Dr. David Martin & Staff
Doctor of Oriental Medicine
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