A very frequent question I get asked by those in their golden years is: “Should I get the Shingles vaccine?”
First, I’m not a big fan of trying to treat every disease, especially virus related illnesses, with a vaccine. I don’t like them and I don’t trust Big Pharma with what’s in them and that there will be no long term effects.
Personally, I believe that the Chicken Pox vaccine is in part responsible for Shingles showing up in ever younger people, some now in their 20’s are getting shingles when it was usually in people 60+ years of age. There has to be a reason, I think its because of the vaccine, but it could be totally unrelated, in any case, the number one reason ANYONE gets shingles is because they have a weakened or compromised Immune System – Period!
Shingles is caused by the chicken pox virus already being in your body but usually lies dormant until a period of high stress or other issues resulting in a compromised or weakened Immune System.
I had a friend in their 20’s get shingles and went to the doctor of which they usually tell you there is nothing they can do because it is a virus or give you a topical creme that may help with the symptom of itching and pain. In their case, the doctor recommended getting the Shingrix® or Zostavax® vaccine which they will tell you it should take about 3 weeks to kick in. Well, not only did it NOT kick in, it made matters way, way worse.
Here’s the good news, my research has uncovered treatments that some personally claim cured them from shingles in as little as 48 hours. Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor or medically trained professional and therefore do not diagnose or treat ailments. What I am is a researcher that compiles the best alternative health information I can find and put it into terms so that you can understand it and apply it to your own situation should you so choose to do so.
So from Dr. Mercola https://articles.mercola.com/shingles.aspx his recommendations are to get Manuka Honey or local raw unprocessed honey and apply it to the infected areas several times a day. Take an amino acid called L-lysine, drink plenty of water, and take vitamin C (more on that in a bit).
Dr. Thomas Levy MD JD recommends 2,000 – 3,000 mg Vitamin C injections (shots) every 12 hours for 3-4 days plus taking 1,000 mg Sodium Ascorbate (buffered vitamin c) in juice every 2 hours. Dr. Mohammed Zureick treated 327 shingles patients with this protocol and all were cured within 72 hours. The pioneer was Dr. Frederick Klenner who I reference often, where he developed this treatment and 7 of the 8 shingles patients started experiencing relief in as little as 2 hours after the first injection.
Dr. Eric Berg has a video on YouTube that goes into a lot of detail, but other than the things already noted, he adds taking Vitamins D3 and K2 in high doses for short periods of time. I whole heartedly agree, as high doses of Vitamin D3 have shown much promise in strengthening the Immune System which is what is needed to get rid of shingles and other viral infections as well.
If I had shingles, here is what I would do:
- Get Sodium Ascorbate and take 2,000mg in Organic Apple juice every 2 hours for the next 4 days.
- Get Organic Coconut Oil which has antiviral properties and make a mixture of it, aloe vera jell and Sodium Ascorbate into a paste and apply it directly to the infected area 3-5 times a day.
- Apply a cold compress to the infected area to reduce the pain.
- Drink an 8 oz glass of water every 2 hours, this would help flush out the virus toxins as the body is working to rid itself of this intruder.
- Up my intake of Vitamin D3 to 50,000 IU a day for 3-4 days maximum. Combining it with 500 mcg Vitamin K2 will increase its ability to be absorbed.
- Drink an 8 oz glass of 50 ppm Colloidal Silver once in the morning and one again in the evening, this would count towards my 8 oz of water. Colloidal Silver is known for its anti-viral properties. You can get your own Colloidal Silver generator which is much cheaper than buying pre-bottled CS at a store. See http://AvAg47.com
- If I was in horrible pain, I’d opt for doing a 25,000mg Sodium Ascorbate push. This is an infusion of a lot of Sodium Ascorbate directly into the colon which is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream through the intestinal walls. I’ve done several of these and they are highly effective for super charging the Immune System which is what is needed in fighting off shingles or other viral infections such as the flu, west nile virus, or zika.
- I already take L-Lysine and would continue to take the 2,000mg per day and I’ve seen articles recommending a zinc supplement of which I take 100mg per day as well, this will aid in the recovery stage and accelerate healing.
That’s what I would do if I had shingles as I’d want to get rid of it as fast as possible, reducing my risk of developing complications of long lasting regional pain, risk of blindness, and reduce risk of developing heart disease.
I hope this helps, like I said, I get asked at almost every talk I do about getting the vaccine, the above is my typical response. Get my book below, it outlines multiple ways to strengthen your Immune System so you might become one of those people who never get sick again!
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