First off, don’t let this cause you to rush out and get the shingles vaccine! I believe it actually caused my case and you’ll see why.
Prior to the 1990s, natural chickenpox was a nearly universal childhood experience and played out as a mild disease that conferred long-term immunity.
In 1995, without any compelling medical reason to do so, the CDC added the chickenpox vaccine to the childhood vaccine schedule for 12-15-month-olds. In 2006, acknowledging the problem of waning vaccine effectiveness, it indicated that 4-6-year-old children needed to get a second (booster) shot. (source)
Those authors cautioned that mass chickenpox vaccination was likely to cause a shingles epidemic. They also predicted that shingles would affect “more than 50% of those aged 10-44 years at introduction of vaccination.”
Big Tip: let your children (and grandchildren) get natural chicken pox and care for them to get your “booster” if you had them as a child! If not, I will show you below how to take a natural preventative vaccination with something called a NOSODE!
Warning: you may want to scroll right on past these pictures:
In the 50s, my mom took my siblings and me to a real “chicken pox party” at the Katt’s house when we were all young! Everyone we knew at school had done it, and there was a wonderful natural immunity to all ages in the community! Btw, it was unheard of for older people to get shingles.
Contracting the virus as a child is the most opportune time to lay the foundations of robust health and immunity.
Like my Mom, I took our children to a chicken pox party. I was already 44/45 and that little exposure ‘boosted’ my natural immunity — but that was 26 years ago. Now nearing 70, my natural immunity had waned.
How Do We Get Shingles?
ONE WAY: From someone shedding a recent Zostavax (shingles) vaccine. This is my suspected source… 🙁 Zostavax is a LIVE virus, it sheds to other unsuspecting persons!
SECOND WAY: Stress depresses our immune system and is a big risk factor for shingles.
My own normally strong immune system suffered by worrying and fretting over the multitude of concerns in our country! I failed to give over my anxieties to the Lord and internalized them. We can’t sustain that and were not meant to!
THIRD WAY: Waning immunity. The problem with eradicating chicken pox through unnatural means is no one gets re-exposed so we end up getting shingles in later years. I have corresponded with many dozens of recent shingles sufferers, some repeatedly, so no doubt, we are in a shingles epidemic.
Don’t Be UN-Prepared Like I Was!!!
Our wonderful naturopath always uses homeopathics, but the ‘expedited’ shipment didn’t arrive until late day 4!
The shingles came on SO fast and mean, I became fearful and started anti-viral Valtrex late on day 3. The fast results I was promised instead left me nauseous and the eruptions on my face got vastly worse. I know now that starting Valtrek blocked the efficacy of the homeopathics:
“Often, homeopathy can work in spite of allopathic drugs, but NOT SO WELL when it comes to Shingles. It is my experience that if drugs are begun, homeopathy’s ability to clear the case is hampered. If someone has Shingles and they start taking conventional drugs prescribed for it, then realize said drugs are not helping enough so they switch to homeopathic medicines, homeopathy does not work as well. It takes a lot longer. It may offer some help, but not with the same alacrity and thoroughness as when only homeopathy has been applied.” ~Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH
With homeopathy, the body receives the needed support and impetus for uprooting the illness. With pharmaceuticals, symptoms are suppressing which only pushes the illness deeper and creates imbalances that wreak havoc in the body later in life.
6 foods to avoid with shingles: dark chocolate, alcohol and caffeine, processed foods, gelatin, soy, and grains!
Unfortunately, it is possible to get shingles twice (or more). Women are at a higher risk of developing it a second time than men are. The longer you experience severe pain after shingles (called post-herpetic neuralgia), the higher your chances of a shingles recurrence. (source)
Be Prepared w/ a Nosode: a Natural Vaccine that works with your body
I had to learn a hard lesson on preparedness. Too late for me, but hopefully not for others reading this.
The shingles nosode provides homeopathic aid in support of 1. preventative resistance and 2. recovery from Varicella Zoster virus. Nosodes are taken orally whereas toxic big pharma vaccines are injected.
There are 2 effective ways to use it:
- Have the shingles nosode on hand to treat immediately should you get an acute case of shingles (read more here) OR
- Take the shingles nosode as a natural shingles (preventative) vaccine (read more here for suggested usage) Note: 10 drops of the nosode once a month is sufficient – I don’t think once/week is a good recommendation: taken too often, when your body doesn’t need, it could actually create those symptoms.
A shingles nosode is an allopathic vaccination, without the thiomersal, aluminum hydroxide, MSG, gelatins, etc. found in immunizations. Nosodes have been used throughout homeopathy’s history and are recognized in all homeopathic pharmacopoeias throughout the world. (source)
When a nosode is given, the body recognizes the cellular structure and disease imprint, producing an immune response similar to actual exposure to the disease itself.
For Scar Prevention & Nerve Pain
Lastly, have several vials of homeopathic remedy hypericum perforatum 200C for nerve pain! Take 3 pellets every hour when the pain is extreme + stop when relieved; 2-3x/d when manageable.
“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” ~3 John 1:2