Management of post-viral syndrome with natural functional treatments
Immunological dysfunctions, oxidative stress, and inflammation often play a key role in triggering the symptoms of the post-viral syndrome. An anti-inflammatory diet could be effective for improving the immune health and reducing oxidative stress and inflammation.
An antioxidant-rich diet filled with anti-inflammatory nutrients would support the activity of the immune cells and promote faster recovery from the post-viral syndrome.
An anti-inflammatory diet includes nutrient-dense whole foods, such as green vegetables, herbs, sprouts, spices, fermented foods, pasture-raised eggs and poultry, grass-fed beef, and wild-caught fish.
Eating healthy fats, like coconut oil, grass-fed butter, avocados, flaxseeds, chia seeds, and olives, can also activate the body’s natural anti-inflammatory response.
Regular exercise offers many health benefits that could accelerate your recovery and relieve the symptoms of the post-viral syndrome. Exercise and physical activities can boost the disease-fighting potential of the immune while also improving the mitochondrial functions thus enabling you to recover faster.
Improve sleep habits
Studies have shown that the lack of sleep could worsen the symptoms of the post-viral syndrome. Ensuring that you get a sound sleep of at least 8 hours every night, on the other hand, would support the body’s healing mechanisms and enable faster recovery from the symptoms of this condition.
Healthy sleep habits can also reduce inflammation and oxidative stress and support immune functions thus speeding up the recovery.
Reducing stress is essential for improving your general health and supporting your body’s natural disease-fighting potential. Stress-reduction strategies such as yoga and breathing exercises can also improve the activities of the immune system and help relieve the symptoms of the post-viral syndrome.
The deficiency of vitamin D is one of the factors commonly implicated in the development of post-viral syndrome. Sunshine offers the best natural source of vitamin D. Daily exposure to sunlight can address the deficiency of vitamin D while also supporting the activities of the infection-fighting immune cells such as T lymphocytes thus improving your chances of faster recovery.
Hyperthermia is also an effective treatment against a number of viral and bacterial infections as it boosts your immune system! The body naturally generates a fever in the face of infection as a healing mechanism however with lingering viral loads or post viral syndrome this might not be the case.
Heat shock proteins are produced as a result of fever, inflammation and oxidant injury. These proteins help support the immune system to flag pathogens, mutated cells and reduce damage to healthy tissue. The healthy production of heat shock proteins has been indicated in a wide range of conditions including Alzheimer’s, cancer and infections.
Aside from the heat shock proteins, viral and bacterial pathogens are unable to replicated in the increased heat environment and can be rapidly dealt with by the immune system.
Hyperthermia treatments have been found to be beneficial in many patients to restore immune function, support chronic disease and help eradicate viral/bacterial infections.
Intermittent fasting is a special form of diet that involves specific periods of fasting and periods of eating within 1 day.
The common forms of intermittent fasting include 20 hours of fasting with 4 hours reserved for the meals and 16 hours of fasting with 8 hours reserved for the meals per day.
Intermittent fasting can help to improve the functions of the mitochondrial in the cells. It can promote a process called autophagy that helps in the elimination of harmful toxins from the cells. Thus, intermittent fasting could help to improve your recovery at the cellular level.
The use of supplements that contain vital nutrients like vitamin D, vitamin C, Zinc, N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine, and quercetin is highly recommended for speeding up the recovery from the post-viral syndrome.
N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine is a form of amino acid that is needed for maintaining optimal immunity and respiratory health.
Quercetin can act as an antioxidant and reduce oxidative stress and inflammation in the body. Zinc and vitamin C are essential for boosting immune functions. Zinc deficiency has been found to elevate the risk of adverse outcomes in patients with viral infections.
Hence, the use of these supplements is advised to relieve the symptoms and improve recovery from the post-viral syndrome.
Naturally this wouldn’t be a truly functional or complete article about post viral syndrome without ozone therapy. Ozone disrupts the virus-to-cell attachment through peroxidation. The weak cells that the virus attached itself to are effectively eliminated and replaced with much healthier cells.
Other than disinfection and peroxidation, ozone therapy can also strengthen the immune system which boosts the body’s capacity to fight against viral pathogens. Ozone therapy is considered one of the more effective and safe ways of managing a viral infection. Depending on the severity of post viral syndrome – rectal ozone insufflations or major autohemotherapy as the superior options. It can also be used as preventive treatment by destroying the virus even before it can attach itself to the host cell.