Acute and Chronic Infections
The best way to restore health is not to suppress symptoms but to clean up the body’s internal environment. The way to clean up the internal environment is the removal of the internal accumulation of toxins and pathogens, including chronic viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic infection. In addition to removing toxins and pathogens, it is important to establish a sound lifestyle, modify the diet, and provide adequate exercise, rest and relaxation.
Viral infections can stay in the body for long periods of time without causing any symptoms. Physical or emotional stress may upset the body’s natural harmony and convert a latent virus into an active virus. Chemical compounds and herbal formulas may inhibit reproduction of virus.
Bacterial infections, like Mycoplasma infection, appear to be very common and may cause a wide variety of disease and symptoms. According to some sources, this cross between a virus and bacteria may cause acute flu-like symptoms but later chronic infection may cause chronic fatigue, skin sensitivity, rashes, swelling and joint pain, heart palpitations, irregularities of the gastrointestinal tract, stomach cramps and eye light sensitivity. It can affect the liver, central nervous system and peripheral nerves and lungs.
Fungi are very difficult to eradicate because they have a sugar-like cell membrane and therefore the immune system has a difficult time recognizing them as “foreign”. Yeast is not the only fungi found in the human body. According to some expert sources, yeast and other fungi may cause swelling of the extremities, heart palpitations, difficulty swallowing, and depression.