If you have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, prostate cancer, or a child with autism, don’t miss this interview on YouTube

If you have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, prostate cancer, or a child with autism, don’t miss this interview on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzIdpMUunHE

In summary, researchers from the University of Utah and Columbia University recently discovered a new human retrovirus they named XMRV (xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus). This virus was originally discovered in cancerous prostate tissue.

Later it was found that more than 95% of people suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME (CFS/ME) had it, and more recently it has been identified in children with autism although the extent of spread in this population remains to be determined.

Only two other human retroviruses have ever been discovered: one causes a form of leukemia and the other HIV/AIDS. Researchers tried to establish whether this new virus could possibly be the cause of CFS/ME. Although they were not able to prove this conclusively, their data strongly suggests that the virus is involved in causing this condition.

The role that the virus plays in prostate cancer has not been established yet, though it is possible that it may cause some of the cases. Likewise, it is not known at this time whether it might be a partial cause of autism, or cause some of the cases. It is interesting, however, that many of us observed for years that nutritional and other biochemical tests performed on autistic children yield results that are very similar to those seen in patients with CFS/ME.

Of even greater interest to me is the fact that this virus was also identified in perfectly healthy individuals. To clarify this point the researchers state in their interview that the virus can also be present in inactive form and cause no adverse effects on health.

The researchers go one step further and actually identify factors that cause XMRV to be activated. These are: stress that produces high levels of the stress hormone cortisol, the presence of inflammation in the body, and hormonal imbalance. They even theorize that vaccines can be responsible for activating the virus by inducing a massive immune response.

If you are dealing with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or have a child with autism you could decide to simply wait for a new set of anti-retroviral drugs to be developed, though these may be years in the making, may turn out to be ineffective or toxic, and end up causing problems of their own. Or, you might take the cue from these researchers and take action through diet and natural treatments aimed at balancing immunity, fighting inflammation, and normalizing hormone levels. In addition, in light of this research, it may be especially important to implement one of many natural antiviral protocols. In fact, there is nothing new here. These are the very approaches many of us have been implementing for years with many successful outcomes.

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