Mild symptoms, which primarily occur in younger children, include sore throat, fatigue, fever, headache, and vomiting that usually occur three to five days after exposure to the virus and last for 24-72 hours.
Severe symptoms, which primarily affect older children and adults, include fever and muscular paralysis. Central nervous system symptoms can also occur, such as deep muscle pain, tingling and hypersensitivities of skin, meningitis (inflammation of the outer coverings of spinal cord and brain), severe stiff neck and backache, fever, severe headache, generalized muscle aches, and possibly widespread muscle twitching. These symptoms can arise very rapidly and result in serious weakness and/or muscular paralysis. The lower limbs are the most commonly affected. If the infection spreads to the brain, there may also be difficulty in swallowing and in breathing.
Note: Recovery from minor polio is total and lasting, whereas recovery from major, paralytic polio only occurs in approximately 50 per cent of cases. Of the remaining cases, 25 per cent suffer from minor residual muscle weaknesses, 15 per cent are left with severe muscular disabilities, and 10 per cent eventually die. Years later, even in patients who have totally recovered, a relapse called a “post-polio” episode can occur, with accompanying muscular weakness and pain.
Caution: Polio is not a disease that can be treated alone. Seek prompt medical attention.
The exact causes of post-polio syndrome (PPS) are unknown. The main theory is that PPS may be caused by the gradual deterioration of nerve cells in the spinal cord (motor neurones), which were damaged by the polio virus.
PPS is not contagious. The theory that the polio virus may lay dormant in your system after the original infection has been disproven.
Motor neurone cells are used by your brain to send signals to your muscles. These cells are targeted by the polio virus.
A polio infection can damage motor neurone cells, leading to a shortage of motor neurones. To compensate for this shortage, the body will enlarge the remaining motor neurones, leading to a recovery of movement in the affected limbs.
It is thought that the high use of these enlarged motor neurones may weaken them and, over many years, the cells may start to break down. This leads to the symptoms of muscle weakness, muscle wasting and fatigue.
This theory would also explain why PPS can take years to appear, and often has slow and progressive symptoms with periods where normal activity is possible.
Eat an organic, whole foods diet with foods rich in magnesium, such as dark green leafy vegetables.
It is important to not add further toxicity to your system so try to adhere to the following:
- Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
- Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
- Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
- Avoid all fast food restaurants.
- Avoid all canned food.
- Eliminate conventional dairy products. The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows. If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
- Avoid conventional beef. The best beef is organic grass fed beef.
www.grasslandbeef.com The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.
The following nutrients can help relieve polio symptoms: magnesium and niacin (taken four times daily to keep blood levels high and to increase muscular strength and motion, and to decrease pain). Take for two weeks, then stop taking niacin for one week, and repeat this cycle as needed.
- Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day for periods of 4 weeks at a time.
- Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met. The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product. You can find more details here.
- Take an Omega 3 supplement:
Prescription and non-prescription medication:
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.
We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually disease. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:
- Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
- Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:
Stephen Lewis, founder of the Aim Program. Find out more by clicking here.
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- Consider using Mary Millers Iching System Products – ichingsystemsinstruments.com
- Reiki healing is very powerful in releasing stress and emotional baggage. Find a practitioner here.
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results in dissolving stress. Find a local practitioner here or go to www.thetappingsolution.com or www.tftrx.com
- Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind. Find a practitioner here.
Vitamin C cured polio during the 1948-1949 Outbreak: www.naturalnews.com/035696_polio_vitamin_C_history.html
World Polio Day: www.britishpolio.org.uk/news/latest-news/world-polio-day.html
Traditional Chinese Medicine – Ancient Healing www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/traditional_chinese_ancient_healing.php
The best way to cleansing and purification of the body www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/54_the_best_way_to_cleansing_and_purification_of_the_body_110512.php
Mother Nature’s Natural Germ Fighters naturalhealthdossier.com/2012/03/mother-natures-natural-germ-fighters
Immune health NC_Newsletter_07-11.pdf
Heal Your Body and Raise Your Consciousness – Qigong NC_Newsletter_12-08.pdf
Health Care that Won’t Cost You a Single Penny – EFT NC_Newsletter_12-06.pdf
Become Master of Your Mind – taking charge of your reaction to stress NC_Newsletter_12-10.pdf
Jump for Joy – Rebounding is a great stress busting workout NC_Newsletter_12-10.pdf
Hypnotherapy for stress management – why it is so effective www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/hypnotherapy_for_stress.php
EFT for treating disease www.garythink.com/eft/physicial.html
Untested vaccines causing polio epidemic: www.naturalnews.com/035627_polio_vaccines_paralysis_India.html
The lie about the polio vaccine: www.naturalnews.com/031564_Jonas_Salk_medical_experiments.html
Further Information (links and books)
Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food … A-To-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies) by Phyllis Balch
Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art by Kathi Keville and Mindi Green
Detox and revitalize by Susana L. Belen
The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal
The Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide to the Curative Power of Nature’s Medicines by Michael Castleman and Prevention Magazine
Andrea Butje | Aromahead [email protected] – aromatherapy
Carrie Vitt [email protected] – organic food recipes.
David Spector-NSR/USA [email protected] – meditation, stress
Judith Hoad [email protected] – herbalist.
Kath May [email protected] – reiki, tai chi.
Lillian Bridges [email protected] – Chinese medicine, living naturally.
Monika [email protected] – aromatherapy.
Rakesh [email protected] – Ayurvedic Practitioner.
Essential Oils www.amoils.com