Know more about Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV).

Updated: Mar 17

Be careful who you kiss or share food with.

Be careful who you kiss or share food with.

If you have been having these recurring issues below and wonder why I always talk about avoiding junk/processed food, be clean etc, you may wanna know more about Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).

• Fatigue

• Fever

• Inflamed throat

• Swollen lymph nodes in the neck

• Enlarged spleen

• Swollen liver

• Rash

Info below from

“90% of the world is infected with EBV. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), also known as human herpesvirus 4, is one of the most common human viruses found all over the world. EBV spreads most commonly through bodily fluids, primarily saliva.

Those who have had EBV infection before do have higher risks of developing certain autoimmune diseases, especially dermatomyositis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren's syndrome and multiple sclerosis. About 200,000 cancer cases per year are thought to be attributable to EBV.

Infection with EBV occurs by the oral transfer of saliva and genital secretions.

Most people become infected with EBV and gain adaptive immunity. In the United States, about half of all five-year-old children and about 90% of adults have evidence of previous infection. Infants become susceptible to EBV as soon as maternal antibody protection disappears.

EBV infects B cells of the immune system and epithelial cells. Once EBV's initial lytic infection is brought under control, EBV latency persists in the individual's B cells for the rest of their life.”

For those clients who always ask me when can they go back to those junk food again, I can only advise that you better avoid them as much as possible for the rest of your life. Once in a fortnight or a month may not have detrimental effect. But if you start eating junk food daily or wkly, your immune system can be compromised again. Junk foods exacerbate EBV in the body.

Prevention is the “cure”. Don’t let these virus have chance to act up again.

Jacelyn Tay 07/02/2021

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