(Natural News) In 2019, the United States saw its largest measles outbreak in many decades. Predictably, the mainstream media was quick to blame a decline in the number of children being vaccinated for the crisis, noting that the majority of those affected were under the age of five and had not received the vaccine. Of course, media sources conveniently failed to mention that a large number of those who developed the disease had, in fact, been vaccinated.
Even if this vaccine provided a 100 percent guarantee against developing the disease – which it categorically does not – that does not mean that the risks associated with accepting it are worth the potential benefits, especially considering that measles most commonly only causes mild symptoms.
Though there are definite risks of secondary, even fatal complications linked to the measles virus, it is important to note that the vaccine carries serious risks and a large number of side effects. It is common for patients to develop a fever, rash, swollen glands or temporary joint pain, but it is also possible to develop more serious side effects, including febrile seizures, bruising or bleeding under the skin, a potentially fatal allergic reaction (anaphylaxis), deafness, coma, permanent brain damage and a host of other serious complications.
Clearly, even a 100 percent fool-proof vaccine would not necessarily be the best way to prevent the measles. But that does not mean that having refused to let our children be vaccinated we then have to accept that viral infections like measles and chicken pox cannot be avoided or safely treated. In fact, there is an all-natural solution that researchers have been aware of for decades: high doses of vitamin C.
Vitamin C: A potent weapon against viral infections
As reported by Natural Health 365, research dating all the way back to the 1940s has confirmed the powerful healing abilities of vitamin C:
Much of the groundwork for using vitamin C against disease has been established by the work of Dr. Frederick R. Klenner, a physician and researcher who used mega-doses of intravenous vitamin C – in the form of ascorbic acid – to treat a variety of viral diseases in the 1940s and 1950s.
In 1948, Dr. Klenner began treating polio with dosages of 1,000 to 2,000 mg of ascorbic acid – given every two to four hours for the first 24 hours, then every 4 to 6 hours for the next 48 hours.
And, the results were stunning.
All patients, Dr. Klenner reported, were “clinically well” after 72 hours.
Dr. Klenner reported success in treating shingles, diphtheria, polio, viral pneumonia, encephalitis, influenza and pneumonia. He was also able to heal patients with chicken pox, measles and mumps using the same high dose vitamin C treatment protocol.
Natural Health 365 explains more about how vitamin C destroys viral infections:
Research has shown that vitamin C stops the replication of viruses (their ability to multiply and spread) by interfering with viral DNA.
In addition, it stimulates the production and function of disease-fighting leukocytes, or white blood cells – enhancing their ability to engulf and destroy pathogenic bacteria.
Finally, vitamin C enhances the production of interferon, which helps prevent cells from being infected.
Researchers from the Riordan Clinic call vitamin C a “super-antibiotic,” noting that it effectively reduces the duration of viral illnesses and that the stronger the dose, the greater the number of viruses it is able to destroy. (Related: Got a cold? Take 8,000 mg of vitamin C.)
Researchers confirm that the secret to treating and preventing viruses with vitamin C is early intervention. Parents who want to provide their children with one of the best tools to treat childhood diseases should remember that early, high-dose vitamin C is a proven, safe weapon against viral infections.
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