Natural treatment protocol that can be used in case of a smallpox (variola) outbreak
Recent remarks from tech mogul Bill Gates have brought back to memory the horrific deadly results of a possible smallpox (variola) outbreak, in an unprepared population. Being unprepared to fight disease simply means, having an unnourished immune system, which research shows can be strengthened by supplements and dietary habits. So, here is a Natural treatment protocol that can used in case of a smallpox (variola) outbreak.
In this interview, Bill Gates has said if ”… the next epidemic is unleashed by a quirk of nature or the hand of terrorist, scientists say a fast-moving airborne pathogen could kill more than 30 million people in less than a year.” Mr Gates was talking about a recent DNA editing technique, that in his opinion, could be used for devastating purposes like bioterrorism. But, given recent advances in research there is no need to panic, as long as you know what you are dealing with and are prepared to face this disease.
So, what is Smallpox (variola)?
Smallpox, also known as variola, is a disease caused by two viruses: variola major or variola minor, the former being more deadly killing about 30% of people who contracted it, while the latter was less deadly killing about 1% of people who got infected. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the vaccine for smallpox was discontinued in 1971 because the virus is highly contagious, and there were risks of importing the virus worldwide, but it was efficient. However, historical records tells us a different story, as outbreaks became even more rampant after the experiments conducted by Edward Jenner, a physician who laid the foundation for the practice of vaccinations. For example: official records show that since the vaccination compulsory act in the 1800’s, there were three epidemics amongst the vaccinated, and in 20 years there were 70,458 deaths from smallpox, directly associated to vaccine campaigns.
A person who has contracted smallpox will have flu-like symptoms, but the worse symptom of this disease is the maculopapular rash and, later, raised fluid-filled blisters that appears first on the face, hands and forearms and then later appears on the torso. There are other complications that may arise in a small percentage of patients, such as : blindness for those who catch the variola major virus. Although there are theories smallpox originally came from an animal virus and was transferred to humans, scientists know now, that animals and insects can neither be infected by smallpox, nor carry the virus in any form.
The way variola virus affects in the body is as follows: It colonizes the host’s respiratory mucosa, migrates to regional lymph nodes, and begins to multiply. But around the 12th day, lysis (cell death) of many infected cells occurs and the virus is found in the bloodstream in large numbers (this is called viremia), and a second wave of multiplication occurs in the spleen and bone marrow. Results from a review of articles written on smallpox for the last 200 years, revealed two things: 1) what leads patients to death is the cytopathic effects of the variola virus, which means that this virus causes lysis, which is the disintegration of the host cell’sby the rupturing of the cell wall or membrane 2) There is no support for the theory that death was caused due to a bacterial sepsis syndrome seeded from the pustules or immune complex deposition. In conclusion, antibiotic therapy in a future outbreak, would minimally influence mortality.
Therefore, it is paramount to have a strong immunity to not develop the complications such disease may bring. So, if you are amongst a pandemic, and you happen to fall ill, there are 5 things you need to do once you’ve been diagnosed.1) keep up with fluid consumption and control fever 2) Try not getting close to other people and remain in one space. 3) consume natural remedies and supplements that will boost your immunity 4) Consume antiviral and antibacterial remedies and use remedies topically that are antibacterial 5) Nourish your lymphatic system. Having that in mind, here is the natural treatment protocol that can be used in case of a smallpox (variola) outbreak.
1) Keep up with fluid consumption and control fever
Fluid consumption is paramount in the case of any disease being it viral or bacterial, because water will flush out all toxins from your body and hydrate it so it can function effectively as it works hard to kill the smallpox virus.
Some of the herbs that can control fever:
Peppermint (Mentha Piperita) in fresh and dried forms, has terpene compounds such as: menthol, menthol, and menthy acetate. It is also anti inflammatory, antiallergic and, and bacteria antiviral activities. As phytochemical and experimental studies on the antipyretic plants for children indicate, these plants that contain several effective substances, promising antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties for them, could relieve fever in children and play refrigerant role through eliminating the involved factors. This herb is also useful when fighting other preventable diseases like measles.
Thyme is a powerful antiseptic and can reduce fever and ease symptoms like sore throat.
2) Try not getting close to other people and remain in one space
For obvious reasons, hygiene is very important to curb the spread of any disease. Hand hygiene is now regarded as one of the most important element of infection control activities. In the wake of the growing burden of health care associated infections. This is because studies have discovered that here are two types of microbes colonizing hands: the resident flora, which consists of microorganisms residing under the superficial cells of the stratum corneum and the transient flora, which colonizes the superficial layers of the skin, and is more amenable to removal by routine hand hygiene.
3) consume natural remedies and supplements that will boost your immunity
Immunity is everything because its your line of defense against any sickness. So, here is a natural treatment protocol that can be used in case of a smallpox (variola) outbreak, and will boost your immunity.
Probiotic: It is already well established that supplementing with your diet with probiotic boosts your immune system, because it improves the gut mucosal immune system by increasing the number of IgA(+) cells and cytokine-producing cells in the effector site of the intestine. Therefore, using probiotic often and in the case of a smallpox outbreak will grant you better chances of not succumbing to this disease.
But, If you want to go really natural, a good source of natural probiotic is camel’s milk, which is also reported to be antiviral, antibacterial and high in antioxidants. It has also been successfully used to treat autistic patients.
Small pox affects the gastrointestinal and respiratory systems, but Vitamin A has been proven to decrease your chances of gastrointestinal and respiratory issues. So, some of the foods that can boost vitamin A are: acerola, carrots, Moringa plant supplement.
Boosting your immunity is also possible with the use of essential oils. The way essential oils affect the functions of the hypothalamus is by altering the brain chemistry through their fragrances. Some of the essential oils most commonly known to have such effects are: frankincense oil, sandallwoord, clove, lemon grass, myrrh and others.
4) Consume antiviral and antibacterial remedies and use remedies topically that are antibacterial
Thyme and oregano essential oils have been shown to have antiviral activities and also be effective, in reducing inflammation in the gut and intestines when consumed orally. They can be also diluted in coconut oil, which is known for its antibacterial capabilities and applied topically on the rash. Coconut oil can also be taken daily orally because it is also a natural antiviral.
Neem oil there are several reports that highlighted the antiviral efficacy of aqueous extract (aq. ext.) of neem leaves (NL) against Small pox, Fowl pox, Polio and HSV as assessed by virus inhibition assay. It can also be used topically or orally, but it is important that all herbs and essential oil consumption be guided by a certified herbalist.
Olive leaf extract is another excellent addition, as far as natural remedies go when treating viral infections. The primary ingredient in olive leaf extract is oleuropein that was found in the 1990s to inhibit the growth of viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites and without toxic effects in animal and test tube studies. Its many healing properties also grant it a good alternative treatment for respiratory tract infections, which is what smallpox will cause as the disease progresses.
5) Nourish your lymphatic system
Since the smallpox virus affects the lymphatic system. It is important to nourish it and cleanse it. The lymphatic system is part of the circulatory system and a vital part of the immune system, comprising a network of lymphatic vessels that carry a clear fluid called lymph, towards the heart. Some of the foods that are good nourishment for the lymphatic system are:
Raw beetroot is a powerful blood cleanser and leafy vegetables like cabbage, watercress, celery, kale and parsley. Fenugreek also has the reputation as a lymphatic cleansing herb. The lymphatic system is the vacuum cleaner of the body. It has the vital role to irrigate the cells with nutrients and to remove toxic wastes, dead cells and trapped proteins. The fluid is cleaned through the lymph nodes, before the body’s 13 litres of filtered lymph fluid recycles again, via the subclavian vein near the heart. A blocked lymphatic system can mean poor circulation, fluid retention, pain, loss of energy and disease, anywhere in the body. Fenugreek is a practical herb for all mucus conditions of the body, particularly the lungs, by helping to clear congestion.