Chasity a miracle for her photo

Chasity and her mother before she was taken. Her mother is praying for a miracle. Source: Psalm 91 Facebook page.

by Health Impact News/ Staff

For the past three years, 27-year-old Chasity Marietta has allegedly been languishing away at the hands of a state-owned mental institution in Missouri against her will while being robbed of her freedom, civil rights, and what her mother says is “her God-given destiny.”

Chasity says she is being held against her will and is suffering neglect.  It has tested her faith in ways that most could never imagine, asking, “Why has God deserted me?”

Meanwhile, health problems and behaviors that were once eradicated have returned, and Chasity is allegedly medicated so much that she is only awake for seven hours a day.  Her mother and fierce advocate, Donna Marietta, has been fighting to bring her home.  She longs to see her daughter healthy and flourishing, as she was before the State of Missouri seized custody of her.

Almost two years ago, Health Impact News reported the story of neglect she has suffered in state care, as well as the subsequent decline of Chasity’s mental, physical, and spiritual condition since being taken.  She is still not home. Donna speaks of the atrocities committed against Chasity as her condition continues to deteriorate to an unprecedented level.  It is her hope that someone will do the right thing and intervene on Chasity’s behalf.  She prays that help will come swiftly and turn this around before it is too late.

Here is the original story:

Medical Kidnapping in Missouri:  25 Year Old Daughter Forced onto Drugs and Committed to Mental Facility

When the story was published in June 2015, Donna had not seen her daughter since October of 2014.  It was not until October 2015 that visitation resumed.  Leading up to that, Donna said that in October 2015, she spent an entire day walking around her house in prayer, crying out to God on behalf of her daughter.  The next day she received an email saying her daughter was requesting to see her.  From there, she was granted one hourly supervised visitation a month.

Before Chasity was taken, she was in the process of getting a job and was very excited about it.  She was vibrant, healthy, and was in complete recovery from her medical problems.  With tenacity and patience, Donna went to great lengths and spent her entire retirement to research and acquire whole foods and supplements to heal her daughter.  The protocol she implemented yielded remarkable results – a daughter who was fully-functioning and medication and seizure-free in her home.  Donna said:

She was stable, in her right mind, experiencing health and healing.

However, in state custody, Chasity has allegedly been given food and beverages that have caused malnourishment and a resurgence of medical problems that were once obliterated, including seizures, crying, and screaming.  Not long after being taken, Donna said that Chasity began “talking out of her head and running down the hall naked and screaming.”  Donna said:

Chasity is suffering so much under their care.  They took my daughter off of the lifestyle I had her on, according to Jordan Rubin, Ph.D., and according to what was working for Chasity in her diet.

Mental Institution Keeps Chasity from her Mother

Donna said that the mental institution is purposefully “keeping her out of my life,” and will not allow Chasity to see her family.  Chasity’s family and friends have reportedly been denied visitation.

Donna longs to be more of a part of her daughter’s life.  She is no longer privy to the day-to-day goings on in the life of her daughter.  She said,

They won’t share with me the day-to-day, nothing.  They’ve barred us from each other.

Additionally, Donna is not allowed to know exactly where Chasity lives, and since 2014, Donna has had to meet at a restaurant for visitation, with state workers looking on.

Chasity in high school

Chasity in high school. Source: Psalm 91 Facebook page.

When Donna is permitted to visit her daughter, she is not allowed to take her cell phone in with her.  Further, she cannot take photos, kiss or sit by Chasity, or share things with her.  She is also restricted in the things that she can say around her daughter.

Donna said that Chasity needs the nurturing of her mother, including the nourishment for her body and spirit.  The pain of witnessing the abuse and neglect of her daughter leaves her feeling helpless and overwhelmed.  Sometimes, when she visits her daughter, it is all she can do to hold back tears.  But, she said:

If I cry, they [staff and the state-appointed guardian] get up and leave, and take her [Chasity] with them.

Neglected, Starving, and Dehydrated

Chasity’s healing protocol that her mother designed included vitamins, supplements, and a specific diet that requires meat.  Meat was found to be vital to Chasity’s recovery, specifically beef.  Within the first week of going into the mental hospital, Chasity was taken off the vitamins, supplements, and her special diet.

Whenever Donna visits Chasity, she says that Chasity constantly begs her for food.  Although it takes away precious time with her daughter, Donna will cut their visits short, telling the workers, “I’m leaving so she can eat.” At one visit, the workers had given Chasity a snack that they said was her lunch.  Donna said that it was a Lunchable that contained six pieces of meat product (containing no meat whatsoever), crackers, cheese, and pudding.  She said that it was “a 25-year-old eating a children’s snack,” as the “320 calorie count in the entire package is not sufficient for someone her size.”

Donna said that when she is with Chasity, “She begs her for food.  It’s all she talks about.”  According to Donna, the kinds of food that Chasity is given contains very little meat or vegetables, and is mostly processed frozen foods like potpies, Hamburger Helper, and Happy Meals, containing gluten.  She frequently finds several happy meal toys in her purse.  Chasity told her, “Hamburger Helper, we get that a lot.  Sometimes I get meat in it.”  Donna said that the food they are feeding Chasity “doesn’t support life and her health.”  She said, “The food is so devastating” that it causes Chasity to shake, a reaction from the food.

Before and after state care. Source: Marietta family.

Chasity Subjected to an Impoverished Environment

Donna’s heartbroken by the impoverished environment that her daughter is living in.  Donna said,

It’s poverty, and the deterioration is unbelievable.  She went from size large to 2x.  Her hair was beautiful.  It was down to her waist.  Now, it’s short and always greasy.  That was her pride and joy.  She dresses in the same clothes that are so tight, so short, and her socks are on wrong.

She said that her daughter now has “scabs on her head, filth in her ears, and they won’t help her shower.”  She said, “She showers before she sees me, especially after what I put on Facebook.”

According to Donna, the constant foul language and erratic behaviors of the other residents affect Chasity.  When she calls, Donna said,

I hear people in the background cussing at her calling her names.  Chasity is now cussing.

She said that this has resulted in anxiety in her daughter as a response to her situation.  When Chasity has expressed her frustration, she has been punished by having her visitation with her mother taken away for the month.

The last time that Chasity was able to communicate with her mother, she cried, “Mom, why would they take me from my family?  I want to come home, Mom.”  Donna said that since then:

Chasity has been unable to talk or communicate, including responding when spoken to or answering questions.  She also cannot write.  The abuse and neglect is inhumane, and she is crying out to me to get her home!  This is horrific treatment of any human!

Further, according to Donna, Chasity screams and has seizures regularly, and can no longer make decisions for herself.  She said that when they are together and Chasity has a seizure in front of her, Chasity is told to lie about it.  Chasity told her:

Mom, [named staff member] said that I faked that seizure, and I’m sorry.

Chasity Regresses and Has Reverted to Past Behaviors

Donna said that at one time, “they locked her in 30 days and then sent her to a mental ward for 40 days where she received medication” that caused Chasity to have “unprecedented” behaviors and retarded her thinking.  She said that Chasity was “unable to walk, talk, decisions, pick up a fork.”

She can’t put her clothes on right, and they won’t help her.

She said that one of those behaviors is screaming in pain due to gluten intolerance.  She said that Chasity’s digestive system is extremely sensitive, and gluten is one of the foods that causes her to react violently.  Donna said that the painful episodes were eradicated while being cared for by her [mother], but “they have returned because no one is paying attention to Chasity’s needs.”  She said that Chasity is “talking out of her head and flicking her hair, scratching her neck until it’s raw.”

Chasity hair before and after

Chasitys hair before and after state custody. Source: Marietta family.

Further, Chasity has been given shots to stop her periods.  She sleeps continually and is “unable to stay awake because of the drugs.”  Reportedly, she is being drugged to make her sleep – 17 hours a day.  According to her mother:

They are medicating her so much, she can’t get to the bathroom in time. She is urinating in her chair and bed, and she can’t get up.

Family Persecuted for their Religious Beliefs

Chasity was raised in church, and she has consistently lived out her Christian faith.  Donna said that Chasity used to be at church every time the doors were open.  She loves reading the Bible, memorizing Scripture, and sharing the gospel, and it has devastated her to be removed from that lifestyle.

This is who my daughter is, but they won’t let her be [who she is called to be]. They’ve taken that from her.  The neglect and altering of my daughter’s life has left her without being able to read her Bible or go to church.

Chasity is in a lockdown environment.  She is not allowed to go anywhere, including church.  Reading and standing on the Scriptures were keys to Chasity’s healing, but in her current environment, Donna says, “She can’t find Scripture.”

They’ve taken that [ability to go to church] from her, and now she feels God has abandoned her.

Donna is concerned, not only for her daughter’s well being but also her spiritual life.  She has a sense of responsibility to provide a home for Chasity that aligns with her beliefs, a place that is consistent with her background and faith.  Donna desires a “place of safety where she can eat [healthy foods] and go to church.”

As a human being, that’s her right.

Chasity with her mom

Chasity and her mother at a visit. Source: Psalm 91 Facebook page.

From an early age, Chasity was taught the Scriptures, especially the ones dealing with healing.  Donna has a degree in biblical studies and teaches healing at her church.  Donna feels that she and her daughter are being persecuted for their beliefs.

She got it [healing], and they saw fit to take her. If I had been Amish, we wouldn’t be in this situation.

Donna Coerced into Giving Away Guardianship

In the days leading up to Chasity being taken, Donna said that she was told by hospital staff and social workers several times that she should go to court to obtain guardianship of Chasity.  Donna thought it was strange, because she thought that she already had guardianship of her daughter.  Reportedly, when Chasity was in the hospital, the caseworker told her:

You really need to go get that guardianship because, if this happens again you will have the right to say what’s going on with her.

Once Donna began pursuing it, she said:

The state showed up and said, ‘We’re taking her.’  That was their way of getting me into court.  The day I went to get it, the caseworker and the State of Missouri Department of Mental Health was there to stop me from getting the guardianship.  I know when they took her, I was tricked by the caseworker by telling me to go to court to get guardianship of my daughter.

In court, Donna said that she was accused of Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome, though it was never pursued after the state took custody her daughter.  She said that recently, an attorney told her that he did not see a legitimate reason for her daughter to be taken away from her.

How You Can Help

If you would like to help Donna and her daughter Chasity, here is their Facebook page Psalms 91 and their crowdfunding page Free Chasity.

Chasity FB page


Missouri Governor Eric Greitens at (573) 751-3222, or reach him here.  He is also on Facebook and Twitter.

Chasity’s case is in Boone County.  The state Representative is Cheri Toalson Reisch, and she may be reached at 573-751-1169, or contacted here.  She is on Facebook and Twitter.

The state Senator for the area is Caleb Rowden, and he may be reached at (573) 751-3931, or contacted here.  He is on Facebook and Twitter.

Missouri Department of Social Services for Boone County Circuit Manager Michelle Oberlag may be contacted at 573-441-5952.

Judge Deborah Daniels of the 13th Judicial Circuit of Missouri may be reached at 573-886-4060.

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The pharmaceutical industry convinced President Gerald Ford to give them legal immunity from the Swine Flu vaccine which was rushed to market in 1976, and to lead the PR campaign to convince Americans to get the vaccine. More people died from the vaccine than from the flu.

Read this before you consider purchasing a hazmat suit to protect yourself from Ebola!

By John P. Thomas
Health Impact News

Are we facing an Ebola pandemic that will kill millions, or is this just a marketing plan of the pharmaceutical industry to sell more drugs and vaccines? Is the current strain of the Ebola virus a secret creation of pharmaceutical company scientists, biological warfare researchers, or the fruit of Monsanto’s product development team?

Was Ebola created, or did it just accidentally spill over into humans from an animal host such as African fruit bats?

Is the US government intentionally not taking strong action to prevent Ebola from spreading or is there really minimal risk to Americans? Are there groups that want to decrease the world population through spreading contagious diseases such as Ebola, or is this just another imaginary plan that is being reported by certain conspiracy theory groups?

Is the Ebola virus a local epidemic, a global pandemic, or a hoax? Is life in America as we have known it about to collapse into chaos and martial law, or will we be safe and secure once we take the Ebola vaccine?

Will more people die from the Ebola vaccine than would have died from the disease itself?

All these questions have been circulating through the media over the last few months. The situation with Ebola is certainly a complex muddle of contradictory facts, opposing interpretations, and political intrigue. It reminds me very much of the 1976 Swine flu hoax — commonly called the swine flu fiasco or the swine flu debacle.

The Relationship between the 1976 Swine Flu Hoax and Ebola Zaire

To better interpret what is happening with the current Ebola situation, it will be helpful to look at one of the great American examples of health policy gone awry.

For those who don’t remember the 1976 swine flu threat or weren’t living in that era of history, it will be useful to compare the past events to our current situation with Ebola.

In 1976, I was a junior in college. A friend convinced me that I should be concerned about the swine flu that was predicted to devastate the US population. Millions of people were expected to die unless we all lined up and took the flu shot. Reluctantly I gave in to my friends fear and we went and got the vaccine.

Four years later, when I was a public health graduate student, we were required to read a book about the 1976 swine flu hoax. I was shocked by what I read. I was so naive! As a 23 year old graduate student, I found it hard to believe that the system failed so badly. At that time, I truly believed that government officials, physicians, scientists, pharmaceutical companies, and of course public health agencies were all working to promote the health of Americans.

It was disturbing and shocking to learn that faulty scientific interpretations, partisan political interests, opportunities for corporate profit, and personal pride and desire for career advancement were the powerful driving forces behind the development of the 1976 swine flu program.

The whole thing began in February 1976 when an Army recruit at Fort Dix, New Jersey, fell ill and died from a swine flu virus thought to be similar to the 1918 strain, which killed an estimated 500,000 Americans. Based on a relative similarity with the 1918 swine flu, it was determined that millions might soon die unless the US government mobilized a powerful response to protect Americans. It was time to pull out all the stops and show how the public health system could effectively prevent a disaster.

During the spring and summer of 1976, pharmaceutical companies went to work making and stockpiling millions of doses of swine flu vaccine. Then the government went to work inducing sufficient fear among Americans to motivate us to roll up our sleeves and take the shot. We saw pictures of President Gerald Ford receiving his shot, and many of us did the same patriotic deed in the year of our nation’s bicentennial birthday. Taking the vaccine was in many ways advertised as an act of patriotism as well as an act of self-preservation.

Well, in retrospect, the swine flu epidemic of 1976 never developed. It wasn’t because 40 million Americans took the shot. It was because the swine flu never existed. It was nothing more than poor science, flawed judgments and wishful thinking. In short we all were part of a grand hoax.

After all the hype, and only one death and 13 cases of the swine flu, [1] the vaccination program was abruptly cancelled after 10 weeks.

The vaccine program was discontinued on December 16, 1976, because of severe adverse reactions. More than 500 people are thought to have developed Guillain-Barre syndrome after receiving the vaccine, and 25 died from the unexpected adverse reaction. [2, 3]

Guillain-Barre syndrome is a neurological condition which causes temporary paralysis that can lead to death. More people died from the flu vaccine than died from the flu.

Could Ebola be another Grand Hoax in the Making?

At this point I don’t think we can be sure the threat is real. Why would I say such a thing when we know that thousands have died in Africa from the Ebola virus?

This is what the World Health Organization (WHO) has to say about the deaths from Ebola. Please take note of the words that I emphasized with bold type. The report dated October 8, 2014 states:

The total number of confirmed, probable, and suspected cases … in the West African epidemic of Ebola virus disease reported up to the end of October 5, 2014 … is 8033 with 3865 deaths. Countries affected are Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and the United States of America [1 man who travelled from Africa to Texas recently died from Ebola]. A confirmed case of Ebola has been reported in Spain. [4]

I highlighted the words “confirmed, probable, and suspected” in the preceding paragraph, because the number of affected persons and the number of deaths are not all based on scientific testing. The truth is that the WHO numbers simply represent a belief about Ebola incidence and fatalities. People are constantly getting sick and dying in Africa just as they are in the US. In the current situation, where Ebola is likely on the minds of every doctor and nurse in western Africa, it is natural to attribute deaths to Ebola.

Having been part of the public health system as a young person, it is clear to me that we make assumptions, even though our training cautioned us against such behavior. Just as generals in the military can’t wait for the next war so that they can go to work doing what they have spent a lifetime studying — leaders of the public health system, such as those in the World Health Organization, are eager to grab at any opportunity to find a disease threat and to eradicate it. After all, that is their job. Generals and public health officials both think in terms of the next battle to be fought. That is what they will do even when the threat is minimal or maybe does not actually exist. Are the generals of pandemic warfare at the World Health Organization making inferences and assumptions, which might just prove to be wrong?

Is Ebola Testing Accurate?

I read a series of investigate reports from Jon Rappoport which presented stunning evidence that the standard Ebola tests are anything but accurate. He quotes from a Department of Defense manual and explains the instructions concerning Ebola diagnosis. His report states:

The standard test for diagnosing Ebola is the PCR, which has many flaws that render it misleading and useless.

Therefore, “diagnosed with Ebola,” through the PCR test, means nothing. “Ebola” could be flu, could be “drinking contaminated water,” could be any number of non-Ebola conditions.

So when the authorities report there are 6000 cases of Ebola and 3000 deaths, or when they report that two patients in the US have Ebola, they’re relying on a diagnostic test that can’t confirm any of these assertions is true.

This is verified in spades by a Department of Defense manual.

The title is: “Ebola Zaire (EZ1) rRT-PCR (TaqMan®) Assay on ABI 7500 Fast Dx, LightCycler, & JBAIDS: INSTRUCTION BOOKLET” published by “Joint Project Manager Medical Countermeasures Systems.” It is dated 14 August 2014.

Under the title is the statement: “Manufactured by the Naval Medical Research Center for the US DOD.”

Here is a quote [from the Department of Defense manual]:

“[The PCR test] should not be used as the sole basis for patient management decisions. Results [of the PCR] are for the presumptive identification of the Ebola Zaire virus (detected in the West Africa outbreak in 2014).”

Translation: “The word ‘presumptive’ means ‘we’re not sure’. And that’s right. We’re not sure. Don’t rely on the PCR for a definitive diagnosis of Ebola.”

Here is the final quote:

“The definitive identification of the Ebola Zaire virus (detected in the West Africa outbreak in 2014) requires additional testing and confirmation procedures in consultation with public health or other authorities for whom reporting is required. The diagnosis of Ebola Zaire virus (detected in the West Africa outbreak in 2014) infection must be made based on history, signs, symptoms, exposure likelihood, and other laboratory evidence in addition to the identification of the Ebola Zaire virus (detected in the West Africa outbreak in 2014) by this [PCR] test.”

That’s the capper. It baldly states that other diagnostic tests must be run. I can tell you what those other tests should be. One, purification and direct isolation of the virus from the patient; and two, a test to determine the amount of virus in the patient—because millions and millions of active Ebola virus must be present in the patient to even begin to say he is “an Ebola case.” [5]

Do the preceding comments from Jon Rappoport disturb you? Maybe there aren’t as many true cases of Ebola as are being reported. The WHO wants us to believe there is an out of control epidemic in Africa, and they are reporting that their numbers are far below the actual cases of Ebola. We are told that African health officials are so overwhelmed that they can’t even count or report all the Ebola cases. [6]

Jon Rappoport finished his post with this statement:

Press reports are mentioning the fact that far fewer “Ebola patients” than expected are showing blood hemorrhaging. Another tip-off that the PCR test is bringing into the fold “presumptive cases of Ebola”—people who are suffering from factors that have nothing to do with Ebola. [7, 8]

Are other Diseases being Confused with Ebola?

There might be any number of diseases or health conditions that may have symptoms similar to Ebola virus disease. Acute pesticide exposure, acute chemical exposure from an unknown source, or just a common variety of flu could all be confused with true cases of Ebola. If health workers are as overwhelmed as has been reported, then confusion is likely.

An example of this confusion is provided by Jon Rappoport in another article. He states:

Take this example—a farming village in Liberia, one of the so-called epicenters of Ebola. The families manage to produce enough to get by. They live downstream from a giant Firestone rubber plantation.

For years, to no avail, the people of the village have been protesting the runoff of noxious elements into their water supply. Fish are dying. Crops are failing. That means malnutrition, hunger. That means chemical assault on their immune systems.

People are developing sores, lesions, fevers, respiratory problems, digestive problems, including diarrhea.

How easy is it to call this Ebola, in light of the current hysteria? [9]


U.S. military arrived in Liberia Africa in September in response to the “Ebola crisis.” Photo by U.S. Embassy, Liberia

Is it Coincidence that the “Epidemic” and the Vaccine are Arriving Together?

I must wonder how it is that the Ebola vaccine is almost ready for distribution at the same time that we are being told to brace ourselves, because the Ebola virus is on the verge of becoming a worldwide pandemic that could kill millions of us. Here are a few facts that you might find of interest concerning this coincidence.

Major grants have been given by the US military to develop Ebola drugs for the treatment of people who might be exposed to Ebola. In 2006, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. was reported to gain $23 million over the next four years from an anti-terror drug development contract from the US Defense Department. [10] In 2010, Tekmira was awarded up to 140 million dollars to develop a drug that would prevent Ebola from being turned into a bioterrorism weapon. [11] (See also: U.S. Military Starts Producing Vaccines: New Billion Dollar Experimental Vaccine Market? and The Pentagon’s Vaccine Factories.)

Monsanto has now partnered with the Department of Defense to use a proxy third party company (Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation) to develop a vaccine against Ebola. The seed money began at $1.5 million. The value of the deal could grow to an estimated $86 million dollars. [12] In 2013, the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center at Vanderbilt University also received a $4.4 million grant from the US Department of Defense for Ebola vaccine development and other Ebola treatments. [13]

Is Ebola a Threat or a Hoax?

I wish I could definitively tell you whether Ebola is a real threat or a hoax. Based on what I know about the corruption in the pharmaceutical industry, conflicts of interest among political leaders, corporate influence over government agencies, and the agenda of the World Health Organization, I have to say that the truth is buried among a mountain of lies, disinformation, and rapidly changing assumptions.

Should we be concerned about Ebola? Should we be afraid? Should we do whatever we are told by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which just happens to hold the patent on this strain of the Ebola virus and all future strains of Ebola? [14]

Even if Ebola is truly a threat, I don’t recommend spending a lot of time worrying about it. I, however, do recommend taking several positive actions.

My recommendations fall into two groups.

First everyone who is concerned about any form of viral or bacterial infection needs to fortify his or her immune system. (See recommendations below.)

The second suggestion involves doing everything you can to avoid taking the Ebola vaccine when it is made available. A strong immune system is the best defense against Ebola. The vaccine will not be a true prevention, and is likely to be filled with toxic substances that will compromise your immune system.

If I am wrong, and the Ebola virus becomes a real threat, then my suggestions regarding building up your immune system will substantially lower your risk of being infected by the Ebola virus. If I am right and there really is little to worry about, then the recommendations will simply give you a stronger immune system, which is a good position to be in regardless of any known or unknown viral threats.

The bottom line is that we do not need to resign control over our health to a government agency or to a pharmaceutical company. We do not need to become helpless victims of an invisible threat if it does exist. We have strong options to lower the risk of contracting this disease and surviving it if we are infected. We have options and we do not need to live in terror of a viral menace!

Does the Conventional Medical System Have a Cure for Ebola?

Scientists from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas, indicate that the conventional medical system does not have a curative treatment for Ebola. Even treatments that are being developed by pharmaceutical companies are described as palliative.

Palliative means partial. Thus, the new pharmaceutical drugs for treating cases of Ebola will not be a cure, but will offer partial treatment to those who contract Ebola. Pharmaceutical companies are also working on Ebola vaccines. They hope to begin selling an Ebola vaccine in 2015. [15]

All Ebola Treatments are Experimental

At this point, in October of 2014, we do not have any scientific research which can prove that any specific treatment is effective for curing people who become infected with the currently active strain of Ebola. [16]

At first glance, this might cause some people to fall into a panic about the situation. The good news is that alternative healthcare practitioners have numerous treatments that might be helpful against the Ebola virus. Of course, the herbs, vitamins, and essential oils that could be potentially beneficial, have not been proven as being effective against Ebola. Thus, the pharmaceutical companies and alternative healthcare practitioners are in the same boat. Neither group can claim that they have the cure for Ebola.

At this point, all treatments are experimental. [17] We won’t be able to identify the best treatments until people who actually have the disease are treated for it by conventional and alternative healthcare providers.

It’s Your Immune System that will Cure Ebola

Ultimately, people who contract the disease and survive will need to depend on a strong immune system for survival. The vaccine will not cure a person who already has Ebola. Pharmaceuticals and natural substances will help. But protection from Ebola, if it becomes a real threat, depends on our natural ability to resist viral diseases and the availability of very basic medical care such as proper nutrition and hydration.

USA Today reports Dr. Anthony Faucithe’s analysis of the Ebola situation. He is the longtime director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Faucithe states:

The most powerful tool against the outbreak is basic medical care. Drugs under development will not be a big part of the solution. They are too early in development for enough doses to be manufactured, even if they are shown to be safe.

The real area of focus, he said, should be setting up medical infrastructure in the affected countries to provide sick people with basic medical support such as replacement fluids and blood. That will have a much bigger effect on health than a few batches of experimental medications.

“That’s the way you help people,” he said. “The idea of ‘What are we going to do with these four treatment courses we have?’ is almost irrelevant of the big picture of the lives that you can save mainly by getting people into proper care.” [18]

Building Up the Immune System

A strong immune system is the best defense for fighting Ebola or any other viral infection. Building a strong immune system involves many factors. It begins with turning away from the standard American high sugar, high carbohydrate, low fat, and highly processed diet. This diet suppresses the immune system.

People who have been weakened by chronic poor nutrition from a standard American style diet, and who are exposed to environmental chemicals, numerous food additives such as preservatives, pesticides and highly processed food ingredients will have a much more difficult time fighting Ebola if they happen to contact the virus.

Fighting Ebola Does not Need to be Complicated

We have been led to believe that our only hope is in the magic formulas and expensive potions of the pharmaceutical industry, but this is quite far from the truth. There are many treatments, which both prevent and cure viral infections. I will discuss a few of the options in the following sections.

Ultraviolet Light from the Sun

Ultraviolet radiation from the sun can be important for Ebola prevention and treatment. The Ebola virus is inactivated when it is exposed to UV radiation. [19] UV light is contained in unfiltered natural sunlight and is available from manmade sources. The Ebola virus can survive in liquid or dried material for a number of days once it leaves the body of the host. [20] This means that hygiene is important for preventing the spread of the virus.

Health Engineers have actually developed a UV robot that can be sent into an area that might contain viruses and/or bacteria and completely disinfect the environment in 2 minutes. This means that high risk environments for Ebola transmission could be easily treated every day if needed. [21]

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is produced in the human body when our skin is exposed to direct sun light. Longtime proponent of vitamin D therapy, Dr. Joseph Mercola, reminds us that vitamin D is essential for healthy immune system functioning. He states:

Regular sun exposure will help optimize your vitamin D, which is crucial for overall robust immune function. Americans in particular may want to take that advice to heart, seeing how most are vitamin D deficient and therefore more open to infections of all kinds. [22]

Vitamin D supplementation is usually needed by people who live in northern climates and are not able to obtain adequate sun exposure.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C destroys viruses or sets them up for destruction by the immune system. Oral doses of high quality vitamin C will prevent viral infections, and intravenous (IV) vitamin C therapy can be used as a powerful cure for active cases of Ebola and other viral infections.

In an article about treating Ebola infection, Dr. Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD recently stated:

To date, not a single virus has been tested that is not inactivated (killed) by a large enough dose of vitamin C (ascorbic acid). Many other antioxidants have similar virucidal effects, but vitamin C appears uniquely to be of greatest potency and clinical efficacy, as its simple chemical structure allows for it to be disseminated throughout the body with little restriction. … Vitamin C is both very potent and optimally bioavailable in accessing any viral infection. [23]

Homeopathic Remedies for Ebola

Many people have found that homeopathic treatments for viral infections have been quite effective.

Dr. Eileen Nauman sites some of the homeopathic remedies that can be useful for treating Ebola. The excerpt from her book states:

Dr. Vickie Menear, MD and homeopath, found that the remedy that most closely fit the symptoms of the 1914 “flu” virus, Crotalus Horridus [rattlesnake venom], also fits the Ebola virus nearly 95% symptom-wise.

During the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918, eighty percent of the people treated with allopathic drugs died. Eighty percent of the people who took homeopathic remedies, mostly Crotalus Horridus, survived. [24]

Please note: it is not a good idea to try and make your own homeopathic remedy from live Ebola virus. If you wish to use homeopathic treatments, then please consult a qualified homeopathic practitioner.


The Alliance for Natural Health provides information about Ebola and silver. They state:

Silver … has been used as an antimicrobial for thousands of years. It’s a powerful antibiotic, attacking all kinds of bacteria in a three-pronged attack. … Silver can be used as a method for disinfecting water of both bacteria and viruses. Since disinfecting contaminated environments is the most effective method of halting Ebola’s spread, silver could be a most potent weapon in the battle.

Silver has also showed great promise as an antiviral, in both attacking the virus and in inhibiting transmission. So far, silver has been tested on HIV and herpes. [25]

Red Algae

A substance manufactured in the human body and also found in red algae is useful against Ebola virus. The substance is called mannose-binding lectin. It has a powerful ability to breakdown difficult to destroy viruses such as Ebola. People who have low levels of mannose-binding lectins will have more difficulty destroying the Ebola virus if it enters their bodies. [26]

The most promising form of mannose-binding lectin is a component of the Scytonema varium red algae called Scytovirin. Another anti-viral extract was found from the New Zealand red alga species, Griffithsia sp. This protein is called Griffithsin. [27]

Naturopathic doctor Case Adams explains that red algae can be taken as a supplement against Ebola. He states:

As to whether red algae can be taken in natural form to increase immunity, there is no doubt this is the case. Prior to this antiviral research that has spiraled into biopharm research, red algae had been shown to have antiviral and anticancer effects.

So the most logical answer is “yes” – certainly consuming red algae in supplement form has been found to boost antiviral immunity, and from the available research, blood levels of mannose-binding lectins. This should in turn boost immunity and create a natural method of preventing and even treating viral infections such as Ebola, SARS, HIV and Hepatitis-C. [28]


Researchers who specialize in the study of melatonin have published a report showing that melatonin could be a valuable treatment for treating Ebola infections. Melatonin is most commonly thought of as a hormone that is essential to normal sleep, but it is also a pervasive and powerful antioxidant that protects DNA. The report indicates that melatonin can be used to address severe symptoms of Ebola infection. These include endothelial disruption, disseminated intravascular coagulation (formation of blood clots in the small blood vessels throughout the body), and multiple organ hemorrhage, which commonly occur with an Ebola infection.

They indicated that there are numerous similarities between Ebola virus infection and septic shock. Melatonin has been successfully employed for the treatment of sepsis in many experimental and clinical studies. It could be useful for Ebola as well.

They are encouraging the use of melatonin for Ebola treatment, because there are a limited number of Ebola treatments and a very limited inventory of pharmaceutical drugs for Ebola. Additionally, they are encouraging the use of melatonin, because it has a high safety profile, is readily available and can be orally self-administered. Thus, the use of melatonin would be compatible with situations where there is a large scale outbreak of this infection. [29]

Essential Oils

There are many essential oils that are known to kill viruses. Some of these oils were recognized as effective in previous historical plagues, before they were known as “essential oils,” which is a more modern term. The French perfumers in particular had special plant oils that proved to be effective against many of the historical plagues of the past.

Unfortunately, much of the online knowledge about which essential oils might be effective against Ebola were contained on websites selling these essential oils. Recently, the FDA decided to attack the two largest distributors of essential oils, and force them to remove this information. (See: FDA Targets Essentials Oils: Sees EOs as Threat to New Ebola Drugs?).

The best place to find this information today is probably via books on the subject. If you have the ability to search the Internet in other languages, you might want to try searching in Mandarin Chinese, as the Chinese have a strong herbal and essential oil history.

Pure plant oils are a direct threat to pharmaceutical products, and it appears that the government has used the “Ebola crisis” to finally go after distributors of these essential oils and force them to remove all health claims from the Internet. For an overview on the health benefits of essential oils see my previous article: Using Essential Oils to Cure Disease. We will soon be offering all of my articles on this topic together in an eBook format.

Combining Ebola Treatment Strategies

Dr. Brownstein is a well-known alternative healthcare physician who has done extensive research to help his patients use natural substances to prevent and overcome illnesses. His most recent recommendations, published last week, will help you build up your immune system and respond to the Ebola virus if you encounter it. His recommendations include dosages, which could help you and your healthcare provider use safe alternatives if you need treatment for Ebola virus infection. Dr. Brownstein states:

I say, if you become ill with a viral illness, do the basics to help optimize your immune system. I will show you the four most important items you can use to aid your immune system to fight any illness.

The most important item is vitamin C. Humans are not able to manufacture vitamin C. Either we get enough vitamin C from our diet or the immune system will not function optimally and we will be more prone to becoming ill with various infections, Ebola included. Throughout the medical literature there are many case histories of vitamin C curing viral and other infectious illnesses. Vitamin C activates the immune system so that it can fight any infection.

How much vitamin C should you take? I would suggest taking at least 5,000 mg of vitamin C on a daily basis. If you become ill with any infectious agent, take more as the body’s requirements dramatically increase when it is confronted with an infectious agent.

Intravenous vitamin C should be given to all Ebola patients. Though it has not been studied, I have no doubt that IV vitamin C would be a great benefit to any patient suffering not only from Ebola but from any infectious agent. In my practice, I have used IV vitamin C for over 20 years. Anytime the body is stressed, vitamin C requirements are elevated. IV vitamin C achieves a much higher serum level as compared to oral vitamin C. IV vitamin C should be a standard-of-care treatment for all Ebola patients.

What else can you take to prevent a viral infection? I would suggest taking vitamin A. Vitamin A is integral for the maintenance and functioning of the immune system. In acute viral illnesses, I have found short courses of vitamin A (not beta carotene) very helpful. From 10-100,000 U of vitamin A per day for a few days to a few weeks can stimulate the immune system to fight viral infections.

Vitamin D is also important. Over 80% of patients are deficient in vitamin D. Maintaining adequate vitamin D levels helps lead to a strong immune system. For most patients, I suggest taking 2-6,000 U of vitamin D3 per day. In times of acute illnesses, 50,000 U of vitamin D3 per day for a few days has proven extremely helpful.

Iodine is essential. No virus, bacteria, or parasite has been shown to be resistant to iodine. Iodine levels have fallen over 50% during the last 40 years. Maintaining iodine sufficiency is one of the most important things you can do to help your immune system. For most patients, I have found 12-50 mg/day can supply the body with the correct amount of iodine.

I do not suggest you try taking these large doses of nutrients without seeing a health care provider knowledgeable about natural agents. A competent health care provider can order the appropriate tests and guide you in which therapy is best for you. [30]

Conclusion: Fear May be More Toxic than Ebola

I think there is a high possibility  the mainstream media will soon be reporting that the people of the United States are in very serious danger from Ebola, and we must take precautions. We may be told that millions will likely die unless every last American takes the Ebola vaccine. We may be under strong pressure from government leaders, business leaders, religious leaders, and civil authorities to take the vaccine.

According to public health data, it appears that 50% to 90% of people who are infected with Ebola will die even with conventional medical help. As stated earlier, we cannot be sure that the number of deaths that are attributed to Ebola is accurate, thus, the death rate from Ebola could be lower than is claimed.

There are quite a few natural approaches to Ebola prevention and treatment. We do not have to hide in our homes in fear or put on a hazmat suit to go out into public.

It is advised that we clean up our diet, build up our immune system, and send away the fear demons who want us to fall into a hopeless state of despair, so that we will do whatever we are told. Regardless of whether the threat from Ebola materializes in the US, we do not have to become helpless victims. We do not need to fall prey to fear.

This is important, because people are increasingly becoming more and more fearful as news reports fan the flames of an approaching epidemic. When people do not understand a disease such as Ebola, the natural reaction is fear. If people feel there might not be any help for them and their families if they get the disease, the natural reaction is fear. Sustained fear suppresses the immune system. [31] Unrelenting fear can actually contribute to the likelihood of developing Ebola disease if the virus is contacted. In this sense, fear can help spread the disease in a community by lowering the functioning of our immune systems.

A discussion of Ebola or any other threat of epidemic disease would not be complete without mentioning the existence of God and the power of prayer. Those who have a relationship with God will be empowered to enter into His peace and to live under His protection. Those who lack such a relationship may find themselves doing battle with fear, and its friends panic and terror.

If we expect to see Ebola spread through America and we fear for our lives and the lives of our families, then we are putting ourselves under stress. Fear is a tricky fellow. It doesn’t work to tell yourself, “I will not be afraid.” What does work is to prayerfully live in relationship with God who can relieve us of our fear and allow us to live day by day under His care. Those who live in the way of His peace know where they are headed and will be able to trust in Him regardless of what happens.

About the Author

John P. Thomas is a health writer for Health Impact News. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.) from the School of Public Health, Department of Health Administration, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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