Most patients respond well to a natural treatment plan for glandular fever that includes adequate rest, a healthy diet, nutritional support, liver cleansing, stress management, and gradual exercise. However, there is a small proportion of patients who appear to be ill regardless of what they do.
When glandular fever treatment does not work, it is important to observe the immediate environment of the patient. Is it possible that something in your workplace or home is suppressing your immune system to the point where you can’t mount a defense against the Epstein Barr virus that causes GF?
Recent research has highlighted mold exposure as a reason why some people have poor immunity and an inability to get rid of common infections. Symptoms of mold exposure are similar to those of Epstein Barr: fatigue, headaches, swollen glands, malaise, poor concentration, a red sore throat, and respiratory disorders.
If you suspect that your glandular fever treatment is not working, take a look around your home and workplace. Can you see any visible mold? Is there a musty smell in the areas of your home? Are your clothes or shoes getting moldy in your closet or drawers? Has your home been flooded or water damaged? Do your colleagues think your workplace is unhealthy or talk about “sick building syndrome”?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you may need to consider a mold eradication program as part of your glandular fever treatment plan.
The first step is to dump any damp or moldy items in your living areas. The second step is to fix the cause of the damp, such as a wet basement, a leaky roof, or rising damp. Mold experts can come into your home to remove toxic mold and remove mold spores. It is advisable that you do not do these jobs if you are undergoing treatment for glandular fever, as they can make you temporarily ill.
Finding a good holistic practitioner who can treat mold exposure may be a necessary step for some patients when treating glandular fever. Recent research by American physician Dr. Richie Shoemaker is showing promising results with the use of certain medications that bind mold and mold toxins in the body. Research is still in the early stages, but good progress is being made in this complex area every year.
If you are undergoing treatment for glandular fever, consider your immediate surroundings and your exposure to mold.