Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
What is it?
Respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus, or RSV, is a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages. Most otherwise healthy people recover from RSV infection in 1 to 2 weeks. However, infection can be severe in some people, such as certain infants, young children, and older adults. In fact, RSV is the most common cause of bronchiolitis (inflammation of the small airways in the lung) and pneumonia in children under 1 year of age in the United States. In addition, RSV is more often being recognized as an important cause of respiratory illness in older adults.
Our Story of Recovery from RSV
When my youngest son was 4 years old, I returned to the business world in Colorado as a real estate broker. The first week of pre-school he contracted RSV. He was rushed to the hospital with his lungs shutting down. After many breathing medications, emergency room visits, doctor visits, and hospital stays I took matters into my own hands. My son wanted to play soccer and I didn’t want him to have to use an inhaler at practice two times a week and then at his games. Little did I know 10 years ago that my son would be a soccer goalie and would want to make this his career. We were told by many people in the medical profession that he would be labeled as asthmatic and would always have problems with breathing and upper respiratory infections. Medical insurance would be out of the question with regards to covering lungs, breathing.
With the increase of Shaklee vitamins I was able, with the doctor’s knowledge, to stop all medications. Two weeks after Shaklee NutriFeron was put on the market I went to my son’s doctor with the bottle of NutriFeron and the Shaklee catalog. I told the doctor that my son had been taking Nutriferon for 2 weeks and that I had stopped the last medication. After checking his breathing, lungs, heart, etc. the doctor confirmed that it was ok to stop the meds with the agreement that he would return for checkups in 6 months, two times, and then in 1 year. Now years later, my son is a healthy 17 year old, still taking his Shaklee vitamins, shakes, and bars. In addition our family only uses safe, non-toxic household and personal care products. My son has medical insurance coverage with no exemptions, and not taking any medications.
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