Ebola is so far the worst viral disease to hit human beings in this decade. It is a fatal virus that has a 50 percent chance of ending in death, even more. So far, no known treatment can remedy the disease and the best precaution is to prevent it from happening.
It was first termed as a haemorrhagic fever but later became EVD or Ebola virus disease when several other symptoms came to be associated with it, not just high fever. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the following are often the symptoms accompanying the onset of Ebola:
- Fever fatigue
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- Kidney and liver troubles
- In some cases, internal and external bleeding
- Low white blood and platelet counts
- High liver enzyme count
Since no study on how Ebola can be cured has been published, it is best to observe preventive measures, foremost of which are proper hygiene and environmental cleanliness–and especially avoiding places where it is rampant, or avoiding crowded places. Aside from this, most viral infections are best prevented by a strong immune system. And a strong immune system is best done with Vitamin C. If we take enough fresh citrus fruits daily, this can boost immune power that fights sickness and ailments.
Recent studies on the Ebola virus, however, revealed that the VP24 in Ebola can stop the body’s immune system from stopping infections, especially the viral ion caused by Ebola. Since there is no sure cure yet for it, we probably have no choice right now but to hope that somehow, empowering the immune system would give us better chances of preventing it.
To supplement what nutrition we get from natural food like fruits and vegetables, food supplements can also greatly help. Among powerful food supplements is Purple Corn juice. This unique corn is grown organically in the mountains of Peru and contains the phytochemical anthocyanin responsible for the corn’s deep purple color. This corn pigmentation boosts the immune system powerfully so that even deadly diseases like cancers and diabetes are reported to be remedied in extraordinary ways.
Moreover, purple corn is also rich in natural Vitamins C and E which are good for immune boost.
With viruses, purple corn has flavonoids known to have anti-viral properties that help alleviate viral ailments like the flu. It is hoped that regular intake of purple corn juice can boost the immune system to a point where it can translate to a powerful anti-viral protection that can also neutralize the Ebola virus. At this stage, this remains to be seen. But the possibilities are there.