Retroviruses are responsible for many deadly diseases including cancer, leukemia, and AIDS. Retroviruses, unlike typical viruses, are RNA viruses.
An enzyme in retroviruses transcribes their RNA into a DNA molecule that can integrate with a host’s DNA. Once in a host cell, a retrovirus can take control of the cell’s machinery and replicate itself. Retroviruses are passed down generationally. Mothers can pass them to infants. Retrovirus DNA embedded in the DNA of human ancestors accounts for up to 8-15% of the DNA in the human genome.

HERVs (human endogenous retroviruses) are passed down from ancestors. HERVs can become active and start replicating, causing or exacerbating illness. Generally, HERVs can cause immune deficiency.

Retroviral pathogens release biotoxins into their hosts, leading to toxic overload. Retroviruses can jump the species barrier from non-human primates to humans. Retroviruses could play a role in addictive behavior. Retroviruses have been found to create mutations in human DNA.

The cell danger response (CDR) is an evolutionary protection mechanism. Retroviruses can trigger this response, leading to many adverse effects.There is an unexplainable amount of retrovirus in some, if not all, vaccines. Reactivation of HERVs is a serious concern. It can lead to system-wide dysregulation in the body No laboratory test can identify retroviral infection. Immune markers are used for indirect diagnosis.

Plants, like animals, have evolved in the presence of retroviruses and have developed protective mechanisms against them. Herbal and nutritionalsupplements are very effective against retroviral infection. Cistus incanus is a natural antiviral, antibacterial, and biofilm buster. Extracts of broccoli sproutscontain antiviral compounds.

Active ingredients in herbal remedies St. John’s Wort and Chinese Skullcap have antiviral action. Adding a high-dose selenium supplement is important to any retroviral elimination protocol. Bioactive carbon supplements have toxin-binding capabilities far beyond activated charcoal.

Other herbs and supplements that facilitate and support an antiviral protocol include:

Green Tea

Lomatium Root (Lomatium dissectum)


Pantethine (B5)



Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)



Vitamins D3 and K2


Olive Leaf



Reishi Mushroom

Bitter Melon

Bioactive Carbon


Bioactive carbon supplements are systemic toxin binders. They are not sourced from activated charcoal. Activated charcoal, a long-chain, or “spent” carbon, binds toxins in the GI tract only.Bioactive carbons are specialized to enable increased binding ability. Many contain high-energy long, medium, and short-chain active carbon molecules. A variety of chain lengths allows thecarbon supplements to bind to different things in different areas of the body.8

In addition to their superior biotoxin binding abilities, bioactive carbon products support cellular respiration (cellular energy production). These products provide the carbon, as well as hydrogen, and oxygen molecules that comprise the body and the cells. Therefore,this organic material repairs the body.

3 Rebensburg, Stephanie, et al. “Potent in Vitro Antiviral Activity of Cistus Incanus Extract against HIV and Filoviruses Targets Viral Envelope Proteins.” Scientific Reports, Vol. 6, No. 1, Feb 2016. Web

4 Furuya, et al. “Sulforaphane Inhibits HIV Infection of Macrophages Through Nrf2.” PLoS Pathogens, Vol. 12, No. 4, 19 April 2016. Web

5 Jacobson, J M et al. “Pharmacokinetics, Safety, and Antiviral effects of Hypericin, a Derivative of St. John’s Wort Plant, in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection.” Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Vol. 45, No. 2, Feb 2001. Web

6 Li, BQ et al. “Inhibition of HIV Infection by Baicalin–a Flavonoid Compound Purified from Chinese Herbal Medicine.” Cell Mol Biol Res, Vo. 39, No. 2, 1993. Web

7 Steinbrenner, H et al. “Dietary Selenium in Adjuvant Therapy of Viral and Bacterial Infections” Advances in Nutrition, Vol. 6,No.1, Jan. 2015. Web





Most people become infected with EBV as infants or young children. And the shocking fact is that 95% of people are infected at some time in their lives.9 It spreads remarkably easily viasaliva or other body fluids. Although many people carry of this virus without apparent effects, some will experience moderate to debilitating symptoms that can make life challenging.10

EBV is part of the herpesvirus family and is also known as human herpesvirus 4. That’s the same viral family that causes herpes, shingles, and chickenpox. Fortunately, if you get EBV as an infant or young child, you typically don’t get very sick and probably won’t remember experiencing an infection. Mononucleosis, the kissing disease, is the manifestation of EBV that most people recognize.

If you miss out on it as a child, you can get exposed to it later in life. If you happen to have a compromised immune system that cannot fend off the virus at the time of exposure, you could develop infectious mononucleosis (IM).

9 “Epstein-Barr: Scientists Decode Secrets of a Very Common Virus That Can Cause Cancer.” ScienceDaily, ScienceDaily, 15 Dec. 2010. Web

10 Cohen, Jeffrey I. “Optimal Treatment for Chronic Active Epstein-Barr Virus Disease.” Pediatric Transplantation, U.S. Nationa Library of Medicine, June 2009. Web



IM is typically more severe than the infection that happens in childhood. Signs and symptomsof IM may include:


Severe fatigue

Swollen lymph nodes in the armpits and neck

EBV Reactivated



Swollen tonsils

Skin rash

Soft, swollen spleen

Extreme fatigue

Sore throat

Swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy)

Swollen liver and liver dysfunction

Low numbers of platelets (thrombocytopenia)


Emotional disturbances and stressors

Autoimmune diseases, like Hashimoto’s thyroid


Irritation of mucous membranes

Enlarged spleen (splenomegaly)


Increased susceptibility to other infections

Chronic achiness

A variety of debilitating neurological symptoms

A variety of debilitating neurological symptoms

Sore throat that doesn’t get better after treatment with antibiotics

When something triggers reactivation of dormantEBV, it can come roaring back with a vengeance. Chronic active Epstein-Barr virus (CAEBV) can be like having extreme mononucleosis or severe chronicfatigue syndrome. Symptoms can come and go for years. Severe cases may include evidence of liver dysfunction, immune suppression,
and anemia.


Chronic EBV and retroviruses don’t respond to the typical nucleoside antivirals, and scientists have demonstrated the reason: antiviral agents work by blocking DNA polymerase, which inhibits viral replication inside cells. Chronic EBV infectiondoes not need DNA polymerase to replicate itself.11 Therefore, current antiviralagents have no effect on chronic EBV infection. There are no medicines to get rid of EBV, nor are there vaccines to help prevent it.12

Conventional medical treatments primarily focus on addressing the symptomsassociated with EBV infection and little more. However, there are natural alternatives that not only target EBV but also work to support a compromisedimmune system that may be allowing the virus to run amok.

An updated therapeutic approach to health and wellness should include EMR/EMFcontrol and protection and other vital steps to keep the environment of our bodiesnhospitable to pathogens. It involves addressing toxic overload from Lyme disease and coinfections, parasites, heavy metals, and mold. Elimination of environmental toxins and biotoxins is crucial.

Since oxidation is how EBV drives its progress, antioxidants are a significant defense.13 Retroviral and viral infections are not to be taken lightly. They are a piece to the puzzle of chronic illness and need to be tackled in the proper order.

If you’d like help managing retroviral activity, Lyme disease, and chronic illness, my At-Home Program could give you the guidance you need to restore your vibrant health and energy.

Plus, you’ll get a free antiviral bioactive carbon supplement when you sign up.

Additionally, the doctors in my 1:1 Coaching Program can provide you
with the personal touch and customized protocols that lead you to your health and wellness goals.

11 Odumade, Oludare A et al. “Progress and Problems in Understanding and Managing Primary Epstein-Barr Virus Infections.” Clinical microbiology reviews, vol. 24, no.1, Jan 2011. Web

12 “Viruses That Can Lead to Cancer.”, American Cancer Society, n.d. Web

13 Flavin, Dana. “Reversing Splenomegalies in Epstein-Barr Virus-Infected Children: Mechanisms of Toxicity in Viral Diseases.”, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, 2006. Web

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