Viruses and Retroviruses such as Measles and Polio and How to Treat Holistically

There’s a lot of hype and controversy around vaccines, but specifically around measles and polio. So let’s talk about vaccines for a minute before I go into how to treat these naturally.

What are Viruses?

Viruses are essentially amoebas with programmable DNA and RNA with a delivery vector with a protein encapsulate that gets inserted into them that tell them what to do and how to behave.

Most of our genetic code in our bodies is from viruses and every time you vaccinate you are putting genetic information into your body. Along with a dead or live retrovirus, you have aborted fetal cells and a cocktail of other ingredients such as bovine serum and formaldehyde. You can see a list of the ingredients in vaccines on the CDC website Here.

Some theorize that most viruses today (especially the returning viruses such as polio and measles), if not all, are man-made using nanotechnology. Why synthesize viruses?? Well, you can’t make money on vaccines unless there’s a virus for it.

Synthetic Virology

Here’s just a snip-it from an article on Wikipedia on Synthetic virology (yes there is such a thing):

“Synthetic virology is a branch of virology engaged specifically in the study and engineering of synthetic, man-made viruses. It is a multidisciplinary research field at the intersection of virology, synthetic biology, computational biology, and DNA nanotechnology, from which it borrows and integrates its concepts and methodologies. There is a wide range of applications for synthetic viral technology such as medical treatments, investigative tools, and reviving organisms.
The first man-made infectious viruses generated without any natural template were of the poliovirus and the bacteriophage.

  • First synthetic poliovirus (2002) –
  • First synthetic bacteriophage, φX174 (2003) –
  • Codagenix – Synthetic virology technology to investigate novel vaccine strategies
  • SynVaccine – Synthetic virology technology to investigate novel vaccine strategies
  • West Nanorobotics – Metamorphic phage vector MV-28 (2019), Chimeric bacteriophage MV-3 (2018), extremophile chickenpox vector CPV-2 (2017), and multivalent viral vector MRHHS MV-5 (2016), synthetic virology technology to investigate anti-bacterial viruses and gene therapy vectors for cancer” notes an article stating, “Viruses are real, virus species are man-made, taxonomic constructions.” The full contents of this article can be found Here.

Here are some other interesting articles about man-made viruses you may also find interesting:
* RNA Viruses Are Being Exposed As Man-made And Vaccines Are The Carriers Spreading Disease Without Any Visible Signs
* The Origin of AIDS and HIV May Not Be What You Have Learned
* Manmade spread of parasites and diseases of bees
* Containing the Risks of Bioengineered Super Viruses

What is a Retrovirus?

Vaccines often carry a retrovirus with it. These retroviruses are different from viruses in that they sit in the human body and attach themselves to different tissues. These retroviruses are often from animals, but can be human in origin as well – see bovine leukemia and Borrelia (Lyme disease).

The animal retroviruses have to be injected in order to get into humans. Retroviruses sit dormant until they are activated or expressed by stressors in our environment. Stressors could include anything from illness to too much toxicity in the body.

Once activated, these retroviruses cause a plethora of chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases from Hashimoto’s disease, psychosis, to cancers. Dr. Judy A. Mikovitz has done a ton of research on this topic. I encourage you to study her work.

So now that you have some background on what a virus is vs. retrovirus and vaccines, you can see why I say that vaccines are NOT necessary, they just aren’t.

The illnesses and diseases caused by viruses or retroviruses (found in vaccines) only contribute to an already toxic body including vitamin deficiencies, genetically modified ingredients, heavy metals (also found in vaccines), and a poor microbiome (gut health). Vaccines damage our immune system.

The onset of illness and disease are preventable if we maintain proper organic nutrition and vitamins in our bodies, and live a life of constant detox maintaining that good gut flora for digestion. Immunity starts in the gut after all. We have an amazing immune system and given the right tools, we can heal ourselves.


How is Measles transmitted and what does it do to the immune system?

The measles virus is spread from person to person through the air in coughed-out aerosolized droplets that are inhaled.

  • The virus typically first comes in contact with host lung tissue, where it infects immune cells called macrophages and dendritic cells, which serve as an early defense and warning system.
  • From there, the infected cells migrate to the lymph nodes where they transfer the virus to B and T cells.
  • A surface protein on these white blood cells, known as CD150, serves as the virus’s point of entry during this critical step.
  • The infected B and T cells then migrate throughout the body releasing virus particles into the blood.
  • The spleen, lymph nodes, liver, thymus, skin, and lungs are eventual destinations for the virus.
  • In rare instances (about one in 1000 cases), the virus can cross the blood-brain barrier and cause dangerous swelling of the brain; infection of lung cells causes a hacking cough that keeps the virus circulating in the population.” –

How do I know if I have Measles?

Measles is associated with the following signs and symptoms:

  • Moderate-to-high fever
  • Conjunctivitis (red, irritated eyes)
  • Cough
  • Sore throat, hoarseness
  • Runny nose
  • Red spots with bluish-white centers (called Koplik spots) on the inside of the mouth
  • Red, blotchy, itchy rash, which begins on the face and then spreads
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Rarely (1 in 1,000 cases), extreme drowsiness, seizure, or coma, suggesting the involvement of the central nervous system
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms, including diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain (these symptoms are less common) – Owensborohealth

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends the administration of an oral dose of 200,000 IU (or 100,000 IU in infants) of Vitamin A per day for two days to children with measles. Vitamin A has been shown to be an effective treatment according to a study done by

How do I treat Measles with Vitamin A?

The following are some herbal recommendations for measles. Some have been taken from Owensborohealth while others are my own.

How to treat Measles with Herbal Remedies

Herbs may help strengthen and tone the body’s systems. As with any therapy, you should work with your health care provider before starting treatment. Most herbs are not suitable for pregnant or nursing women unless prescribed by a specialist.


  • Use any of the herbs listed below as dried extracts (capsules, powders, or teas), liquid extracts, or tinctures.
  • Unless otherwise indicated, make teas with 1 tsp. herb per cup of hot water.
  • Steep covered 5 to 10 minutes for leaf or flowers, and 10 to 20 minutes for roots. Drink 2 to 4 cups per day.
  • You may use tinctures alone or in combination as noted.

The herbs listed below are to help support immunity while providing antibacterial and antiviral support.

Herbs for Measles

  • Cat’s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa), for inflammation and antiviral activity. Some would argue that cat’s claw shouldn’t be used if you have an autoimmune condition as it stimulates the immune system too much. There is some debate here between medical professionals. Others would argue that what you are doing when consuming cat’s claw tea is actually “activating parts of the immune system and deactivating others” so this is not, in fact, harmful to those with autoimmune conditions. [See]
  • Phyllanthus (Phyllanthus amarus) standardized extract, 200 mg, 2 to 4 times daily for antiviral effects. Phyllanthus can interact with lithium and diabetes medications. Phyllanthus may slow blood clotting and therefore can interact with blood-thinning medications, such as warfarin (Coumadin) and aspirin, among others. It may also lower blood sugar so check with your doctor if you have blood sugar abnormalities.
  • Chinese Skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis) anti-arthritic and anti-inflammatory. Research shows that Chinese skullcap extract is toxic to cancer cells, such as brain tumor cells, prostate cancer cells, and head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cell lines. Studies indicate that aqueous extracts suppressed the growth of lymphoma and myeloma cells indicating this herb could also break down retroviruses in the body making it a perfect anti-viral herb.
  • Cordyceps Mushroom (Ophiocordyceps sinensis) antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. As viruses introduce foreign, harmful cells inflammation tends to rise in the body. Studies show this mitochondria-supporting herb has been shown to reduce chronic inflammation and support the immune system.

DO NOT give herbs to children unless you know it is safe for children’s consumption. The herbs listed above are not safe for children or infants.

For children and infants, I recommend a mixture of thyme and catnip (anti-viral herbs):

  • 1/4 tsp of each per quart jar.
  • Let steep with a covered lid till cool.
  • Do not give more than a quart jar a day.
  • You can and should administer Elderberry and Rose Hips as well. I have a recipe to make an excellent herbal syrup using either Elderberry or Rose Hips on a separate blog Here.

KidsWellness also sells organic herbal tinctures that are specially formulated and can be administered to children and infants.

To reduce itching from the rash, use witch hazel (Hamamelis virginia) topically or add oatmeal to a bath. Lemon Balm Oil is great as well.

Homeopathy for Measles

  • Aconitum, for symptoms that come on suddenly including fever, conjunctivitis, dry cough, and restlessness. It is best used very early in the course of the disease.
  • Apis mellifica, for individuals with swollen lips and eyes and a rash that is not fully developed. Warmth increases itchiness as well as swelling.
  • Belladonna, can be used either during the early stages of measles or after the rash has erupted. It is useful for those who have difficulty sleeping and symptoms that include fever, headache, and drowsiness.
  • Bryonia, for individuals with a delayed rash who have a dry, painful cough, headaches, and muscle pain that worsens with movement and warmth. This remedy is most appropriate for people with a rash primarily on the chest, a dry mouth, and a desire for cold drinks.
  • Euphrasia, for nasal discharge, red eyes, and tears associated with measles. This remedy is most appropriate for people who have a strong sensitivity to light.
  • Gelsemium, for the early stages of measles, when there is a slow onset of fever and chilliness, cough, headache, weakness, and watery nasal discharge that burns the upper lip. This remedy is most appropriate for people who are apathetic and have little or no thirst.
  • Pulsatilla, can be used at any stage of the measles but often used after the fever has resolved. This remedy is most appropriate for people who may have thick, yellow nasal discharge, dry cough at night, productive cough in the daytime, and mild ear pain. Symptoms are frequently mild.
  • Sulphur, for measles in which the skin has a purplish appearance. The individual for whom this remedy is appropriate may have red mucous membranes with a cough and diarrhea that is worse in the mornings.


What is Polio and how is it transmitted?

Poliomyelitis is a viral disease. There are three types of poliovirus and many strains of each type.

  • The virus enters through the mouth and multiplies in the throat and gastrointestinal tract then moves into the bloodstream and is carried to the central nervous system where it replicates and destroys the motor neuron cells.
  • Motor neurons control the muscles for swallowing, circulation, respiration, and the trunk, arms, and legs.
  • When poliovirus encounters the nerve cells, the protruding receptors attach to the virus particle, and the infection begins.
  • Once inside the cell, the virus hijacks the cell’s assembly process and makes thousands of copies of itself in hours.
  • The virus kills the cell and then spreads to infect other cells. –

How do I know if I have Polio?

The following “Symptoms of Polio” is an excerpt from the

Although polio can cause paralysis and death, the majority of people who are infected with the virus don’t get sick and aren’t aware they’ve been infected.

Signs and Symptoms of Nonparalytic Polio

Some people who develop symptoms from the poliovirus contract a type of polio that doesn’t lead to paralysis (abortive polio). This usually causes the same mild, flu-like signs and symptoms typical of other viral illnesses.

Signs and symptoms, which can last up to 10 days, include:

  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Back pain or stiffness
  • Neck pain or stiffness
  • Pain or stiffness in the arms or legs
  • Muscle weakness or tenderness

Signs and Symptoms of Paralytic Polio

This most serious form of the disease is rare. Initial signs and symptoms of paralytic polio, such as fever and headache, often mimic those of nonparalytic polio. Within a week, however, other signs and symptoms appear, including:

  • Loss of reflexes
  • Severe muscle aches or weakness
  • Loose and floppy limbs (flaccid paralysis)

How to Treat Polio with Herbal Remedies

  • Vitamin C in massive doses – given every two to four hours. The initial dose should be 1000 to 2000 mg., depending on age. No temperature response after the second hour should be taken to indicate the second 1000 or 2000 mg. If there is a drop in fever after two hours, two more hours should be allowed before the second dose. This schedule should be followed for 24 hours. After this time the fever should be consistently down, so Vitamin C can be given 1000 to 2000 mg every six hours for the next 48 hours.
  • If there is a relapse the Vitamin C should be continued for at least 48 hours longer—1000 to 2000 mg. every eight to 12 hours. Check out this PubMed article on Vitamin C deficiency and polio and as well as this study was done by Fred R. Klenner, M.D.
  • Take 800 IU Vitamin D daily – this will prevent the virus from entering the central nervous system. Supplement with magnesium! The body cannot metabolize Vitamin D without magnesium.
  • Thiamine is B1– It is thought that polio is a result of a lack of this vitamin. Do not administer vitamin B-complex because there is insufficient thiamine to be helpful.  Dr. Weil recommends 1.5 mg thiamine for children. Here are the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) for Thiamin according to NIH:
Birth to 6 months*0.2 mg0.2 mg  
7–12 months*0.3 mg0.3 mg  
1–3 years0.5 mg0.5 mg  
4–8 years0.6 mg0.6 mg  
9–13 years0.9 mg0.9 mg  
14–18 years1.2 mg1.0 mg1.4 mg1.4 mg
19-50 years1.2 mg1.1 mg1.4 mg1.4 mg
51+ years1.2 mg1.1 mg 
  • Vitamin B-12 – This vitamin plays a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system and in the formation of red blood cells. Infants up to 6 months old need 0.4 mg per day, and those between 7 and 12 months old need 0.5 mg per day of vitamin B-12. The RDA for children between the ages of 1 and 3 is 0.9 mg per day, and for children from 4 to 8 the requirement is 1.2 mg per day. Children aged 9 to 13 need 1.8 mg per day and everyone aged 14 and older need 2.4 mg per day.
  • Herbal remedies listed below.
  • Intensive Ayurvedic massaging. Massage alleviates the on-going pain and any paralysis that may have occurred. In this instance, intensive massages repair the dead and wasted muscle. Massaging also allows the affected area or joint to receive nutrients that can expel toxins.
  • Drink 6 to 8 glasses of filtered water daily.
  • Get plenty of rest.

Herbs for Polio
Herbal remedies can eradicate internal disorders and strengthen the immune system.

  • Ginger – Eat small portions of raw ginger several times daily.
  • Licorice Root – Licorice root is a known herbal remedy for poliomyelitis. Take licorice root extract capsules twice daily.
  • Fennel – helps with digestion and inflammation in the gut. You can eat these or make tea.
  • Cat’s Claw – Take cat’s claw extract capsules 2-3 times daily. See Measles above for cautions with this herb.
  • Astragalus – Astragalus is an antiviral herb used in Chinese medicine that can help treat poliomyelitis. Take astragalus extract capsules twice daily.
  • Black Pepper – helps with inflammation.
  • Coriander – helps with inflammation

For children and infants, I recommend catnip instead of the astragalus and cat’s claw, but the other herbs mentioned here are okay for children and infants.

Directions in Making Herbal Catnip Tea for children and infants

  • 1/4 tsp per quart jar
  • You can even make this with a 1/4 tsp of fennel seeds and coriander.
  • Let steep with a covered lid till cool.
  • Do not give more than a quart a day.
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So there you have it! Two proven treatments for polio and measles backed by science. All my references will be listed below as well so please feel free to browse and read more.

Now although these are treatable, they are really preventable as well.

You can see these viruses attack the body by depleting it of essential vitamins and causing vitamin deficiency so eating healthy is of up-most importance and that means eating raw, whole, organic, grass-fed non-GMO foods as much as possible and incorporating those daily whole food plant-based multi-vitamins and minerals we all need.


To prevent getting sick in the first place, I recommend the following practices:

  • Get plenty of fresh air and sunshine
  • Practice grounding yourself daily
  • Start moving – exercise for at least 20 minutes a day
  • Practice daily meditation
  • Incorporate an organic, non-GMO, grass-fed diet – fresh fruits and veggies along with acidic foods such as fermented vegetables and apple cider vinegar, kombucha, etc. Alkaline foods actually make your body more acidic. Acidic foods make your body more alkaline.
  • Incorporate organic plant-based multi-vitamins and minerals daily
  • TAKE ZINC (picolinate or orotate) – most of us are deficient in zinc and this is a great immune booster
  • Incorporate a combination of probiotics and prebiotics
  • Take powerful detoxifying anti-viral, anti-bacterial herbs such as astragalus, lomatium, olive leaf, and mimosa pudica seed.
  • Take powerful immunity-boosting mushrooms such as reishi, chaga, lion’s mane, cordyceps, shiitake, etc. See my blog, Mushrooms: The Real Superfood

Before you start taking lomatium, I recommend watching the following video from Dr. Jane Barlow. She describes the herb in great detail and it’s healing properties to rid the body of viral and retroviral strains as well as directions in taking this herb.

Stay healthy my friends and if you are looking for the herbs, vitamins, and mushrooms listed above and where to buy, I recommend the following sources:



  1. Hello Catherine.

    i have read your article from the very first word to the last,I want to commend you for it’s exceptionality with the details well explained.i have had some little experience with these viruses especially measles but the doctor has always been there but I think with what I have learnt from studying your article I can fight on my own.thanks alot for this article.

  2. Hi Catherine!

    Great article. Thanks for sharing. We are loaded with viruses and other pests on a daily basis.
    I can believe humans invented many of them or at least provoked their existence.

    The way of living, nutrition habits, lack of sport and fresh air, high volume od stress .. all these (and more) is attacking out human system. The body can fight and prevent many illnesses by itself, but not all. Treat the body and mind properly and be sure your immune system will help you to fight such “killers!”

    Nature is offering many benefits (from food to the environment). We need to use it properly, keep our environment safe and help our immune system to resist in an even better way.

    It is how the viruses will have a hard time as well.

    Best regards,

  3. A great article! I have been concerned about vaccines for a long time, but doctors keep telling us they are safe. I much prefer nature to put into my body. You have a very thorough and informative article here, and I hope more people can see the value of natural remedies.

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