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Chronic Bacterial & Viral Burdens

Don't let the past impact your health today!

Past infections can negatively impact your current health.

Childhood illnesses leave an imprint on your immune system.

If your immune system is robust, these imprints will have little or no effect on your health. That's because a healthy immune system is continually monitoring your body for foreign pathogens that pose a threat to your health.  

A weakened or imbalanced immune system

can open the door to other illnesses.

When your immune system is weakened - whether through chronic stress, acute infection, or an unhealthy gut - past infections can become smoldering fires that impair your immune function. These smoldering fires not only keep you from experiencing vibrant health, but they also can put you at risk of an acute flare-up, chronic disease, and even cancer.


Chickenpox and the Epstein Barr Virus

are two common viral infections that lie dormant in your body

after the initial infection occurs during childhood or adolescence.

Later in life, a weakened immune system can lead to the reactivation of these viruses. In the case of shingles, the chickenpox virus, herpes zoster, is reactivated, causing a painful outbreak of blisters. In the case of EBV, reactivation can lead to an immune response, including symptoms of chronic fatigue, joint pain, and brain fog. EBV has also been associated with certain cancers such as Hodgkin's Disease and autoimmune illnesses such as Multiple Sclerosis.


A healthy immune system is able to keep past infections from reactivating or triggering other chronic illnesses.
Struggling with chronic symptoms?
Chronic pathogens may be to blame.

The good news is that you can get to the root cause of your symptoms and boost immunity with the help of a functional medicine doctor. 
Click the link below to set up your free call with
Dr. Sarah Williams, here in Concord, MA.