EBV for Health Professionals
Welcome to the clinical track of Epstein-Barr Virus Educational Institute
4-month online Clinician EBV Training Program
|Hi, my name is Kasia Kines. I am a Doctor of Clinical Nutrition, and I’d like to welcome you here to our Epstein-Barr Educational Institute AND… the Clinician Epstein-Barr Training Program.|
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My mission is to help YOU, frustrated functional clinical and integrative clinicians who are currently seeing clients but who are hitting the wall with complex cases of autoimmune and gastrointestinal conditions with underlying hidden chronic EBV, unable to move your clients out of chronic pain, fear, and anxiety and finally improve their condition, put the virus in latency, and give them back quality of life. That is why I created the clinical track of Epstein-Barr Virus Educational Institute.
What other clinicians say:
“Dr. Kines has deep clinical expertise in the field of integrative and functional nutrition. While long a digestive expert, Kasia has deeply researched into the depths of chronic Epstein-Barr Virus and how many of our patients/clients who suffer from mystery conditions can be helped by going down this pathway. If you have patients/clients who are stuck, Dr. Kines’ mentoring can help. As Dr. Abram Hoffer said, ‘If a patient has seen more than three physicians, nutrition is probably the medical answer.’”
Liz Lipski, PhD, CNS, CCN, CHN
Professor of Clinical Nutrition and Director of Academic Development, Nutrition Program, MUIH Author of several books on nutrition, including “Digestion Connection”
“Dr. Kasia Kines is one of the most brilliant, and – importantly – clinically experienced functional nutritionists in the world. She has a depth of understanding of biochemistry, food, and patient care. I highly recommend learning from her, especially in the areas of chronic viral infections, SIBO, and for better understanding how to unravel the health challenges of patients with chronic, complex conditions. She is a compassionate mentor who will teach you a lot!”
Dr. Jessica Drummond, Doctor of Clinical Nutrition, DCN, CCN, PT
Founder of Integrative Women’s Health Institute and Integrative Pelvic Health Institute
CAEBV can be expected in “chronic illness, which cannot be explained by other disease processes at diagnosis.”
(Okano et al., 2005)
Is That YOU?
You are licensed to provide individual clinical support to your patients/clients and you are currently working with them. You need a mentor for your current tough cases. You are committed to your clients.
You always want to do what’s best and what’s right. But at a certain point, you know there is something you cannot pinpoint that prevents you from moving your clients forward. I was there, and I so wish I had access to an experienced clinician. I knew I was missing something and I just did not have the right support to get there.
I will help you save time and frustration and help you think out of the box, so you can finally provide the right solution to your clients! Bring your case to the group forum so that we can help you with it.
You do not want to miss the next big medical frontier.
We are all caring and insightful clinicians on a quest to help our clients live their lives. We have seen celiac finally come to public attention. Then SIBO awareness began to grow, and more recently, the same happened with Hashimoto’s. Clients now have global access to new medical information, often free, and they expect us to be current on it. BUT, there is one territory that still causes a horrific devastation in human life, with literally NO hope given to those who suffer from it, and as of this time, only the book, Medical Medium, by Anthony William, has shed any light on it. That condition is Chronic Activated Epstein-Barr Virus (CAEBV).
I am here to help you with your current complex client cases, which may include CAEBV, because I have successfully helped my own clients with EBV.
You get overwhelmed…
with the layers of complexities and all the wonderful tests the clients have done and diets they have tried.
I help you prioritize and make it relevant and doable for the clients, so your work is even more meaningful and effective for them.
You are getting frustrated with all the clinical dietary trends your clients follow.
There are conflicting diets that are thrown at us periodically by various clinical groups, individual clinicians, individual doctors, celebrities, some of whom have published books and marketed nutrition programs to the global market, and some of whom have limited or no clinical training but created all this based on their experience with a particular diet that changed their lives.
But few nutritionists have worked with food clinically throughout these dietary trends to have a good foundation and a sound core to draw from. Do not become a one-diet pro, like a “paleo dietician” or a “vegan nutritionist,” even though it can be lucrative, because at a given time, that is what people are looking for, unless this is truly the only aspect of nutrition you ever want to work with long term.
I will help you customize the appropriate foods for each of your clients as they need it at this time and moving forward. I will provide tools to find the sweet spot for the client and troubleshoot and gain clarity with presenting food issues.
You want to know what is behind some of your tough cases.
At least in some of them, it will be Chronic Activated Epstein-Barr Virus. You may even suspect viral infections, but you do not know what needs to be tested and, even worse, how to interpret the tests, and you know there is little help medicine has to offer at this time. This is very frustrating, and I was there too. I will never forget the few specific clients I could not quite help all the way – it was heartbreaking. Now I understand they had CAEBV. I have since dedicated my clinical work to EBV – and sure enough, the more they test for EBV, the more EBV we find. I have dedicated myself to research, writing, creating, and improving on EBV protocols for clients, creating an online recovery program for EBV, and I have watched with tears in my eyes as people who have suffered for years come to life. I do not know of many clinicians that support people that chronically suffer from EBV. My mission is to teach you what I know.
This mentorship group gives you the rare opportunity to tap into the EBV work I have done – and am still doing – for the benefit of many clients you have now and will work with in the future. I can’t wait to share with you how you can help these suffering individuals turn their lives around. You will learn when to look for it, what tests to suggest, and how to read the results. You will provide an answer to the evasive medical mystery that caused your client to live in pain, fear, and anxiety.
Expect at least some of your complex cases to be CAEBV. Now that the Medical Medium book is a best seller, clients are asking to be tested and they are looking for clinicians that can help them with it. It is the first time that they have some hope. Ninety-five percent of the global population has antibodies to EBV. Some of them will develop CAEBV that will affect their lives or even take them. More research is pointing to EBV’s involvement in cancer. The research community recognizes the horror of this condition and its impact and is now looking into the development of a global vaccination. This is a serious condition. I find that even the simple matter of testing the right markers is confusing to most clinicians, and thus patients are misdiagnosed.
What I have found is that nutritional therapy, lifestyle modification, patient education, and empowerment all have the ability to help provide a new healthy life to patients if done intelligently and carefully. I do not want you to miss the opportunity to help them. You have a potential to save a life. That is an amazing tool!
The Program Includes
- Four months of weekly materials, including recordings, PDFs of materials, and case reviews
- Six live Q&A teleconferences
- Live and recorded case reviews (mine and participants’)
- Live and recorded lab reviews (mine and participants’)
- Research and applicable protocols
- Practice of protocols
- Customization per group needs
- Additional one-on-one work towards certification
- Opportunity for clinicians to run cases from beginning, through testing, assessment, customizing protocol, retesting, reassessing, etc.
- Practical tools applicable immediately
- Clinical Bonus: How to Work with Shingles
- Business Bonus: Practical Tips for a Financially Successful Clinical Practice
- Knowledge of the most current clinically relevant research on EBV
- Knowledge of how EBV it is contracted, activated, reactivated, modulated, and inactivated
- Assessment of possible acute, chronic, or chronic (re)activated EBV
- Assessment of coexistent autoimmune conditions caused by citrullination by EBV
- Understanding food sensitivities caused by EBV
- Awareness of how to avoid potential misdiagnosis
- Prevention of EBV triggers
- Understanding of cofactors and co-infections associated with EBV
- Understanding immune modulation of EBV clinical application
- Application of effective anti-EBV protocol with very specific lifestyle, environmental, and dietary guidelines
- Application of effective research-supported supplementation protocol with customization to a patient
- Research-supported testing and lab result interpretation, including common pitfalls, current interpretation confusion, clinical applications, and practical examples
- Knowledge of how to implement long-term effective strategies for the patients towards and post-recovery
- Knowledge of effective tools for the Herpes family
Preliminary Program Outline
- Prevalence of EBV
- Types of EBV Infections
- The Ingenious Mechanisms Behind EBV’s Infections:
- Hijacking host’s cells
- Stages of infection
- Proposed diagnostic guideline for CAEBV
- The mechanisms used to go undetected long term
- Reactivation Triggers
- What is accepted in literature
- What is suspected
- Anecdotal claims
- The Multiple Conditions That Can In Fact Be CAEBV
- Types of autoimmune conditions
- Citrullination damage to proteins
- Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome CAEBV?
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Inflammatory conditions of the brain
- Some types of cancer: documented and suspected
- Medical Complications of EBV
- Complications of co-existing conditions
- Documented misdiagnoses
- “Idiopathic” conditions
- Testing: Challenges, Markers, and Relevance to Patient Care
- Going Antiviral: Lifestyle, Diet, and Supplement Solutions
- Optimal approach
- Immune system
- DNA methylation
- Antiviral botanicals
- Antiviral nutrients
- Antiviral foods
- EBV-induced reactivity
- A Practical EBV Protocol
- Sample Patient Cases
Here are examples incorporating Anti-EBV Protocol within a complex case:
CASE 1: LAURA
Laura had a LOT of health challenges making every single day a mountain to climb: she was recovering from a stroke and had migraines, fibromyalgia, chronic constipation, and extreme fatigue, among many medical complaints; as a result, she had to let go of her job.
After a complete assessment, I suggested testing. We discovered food sensitivities, removed the culprits, and stopped the migraines. We found nutrient deficiencies and addressed them with diet changes/nutrient supplements. SIBO test was (+) with methane, and medical nutrition therapy was provided, with preventive measures added in process. She also tested (+) for chronic activated Epstein-Barr Virus – I provided nutritional therapy that stalled the viral load. She tested (+) for Hashimoto’s – I provided nutritional support. We did nutritional brain neurotransmitters work. She also tested (+) for leaky gut and leaky brain, and we did repair with nutritional therapy. Personalized nutritional and lifestyle protocol, one step at a time, resolved or highly decreased many of the patient’s issues: thyroid antibodies normalized, bowel movements and energy stabilized, and fibromyalgia pain decreased substantially. Laura was able to feel saliva in her mouth again for the first time in years! Remaining chronic issues are now manageable – e.g., if there is constipation, Laura has the toolkit to address it. After finishing a six-month program with me, she now continues to rebuild her life under the care of her fabulous local functional doctor. Here is her story in her own words:
“Kasia is a lifesaver. After having a stroke in 2008 and not having any doctor or neurologist be able to tell me why I had it, I started to listen to any book I could to try to figure things out. These books all suggested the same supplements and lab tests, yet any doctor I went to looked at me like I was crazy for requesting these things. After a year of going to my PCM with all of my complaints and getting no relief, I went into acute gastritis, and the gastroenterologist told me I would be on proton-pump inhibitors for the rest of my life. Knowing that wasn’t the issue, I contacted Kasia, and within one month, I was eating food again, not just drinking bone broth. I was so excited because she works with all of the labs that I had read about, and after getting the recommended testing, we were able to figure out a lot and we put my life back together. Sure, the stroke had a bit to do with my health not being 100%, but there is so much more to the body. She was able to help me navigate what I knew I needed to do and how to do it. No one can tell that I had a stroke and that I left the hospital in a wheelchair. I am back at work part-time and am looking into becoming a healing coach. My relationship with her will never end as I think about her at least once a week and think, Wow… I should tell Kasia about this.”
~ Laura G.
CASE 2: HOLLI
Holli was a young mom with refractory celiac, in constant pain despite being 100% gluten free, continually losing weight, and very anxious.
Per studies, I suspected chronic activated Epstein-Barr Virus or SIBO and requested testing for both; they both were (+). Hashimoto’s antibodies also tested (+). Gallbladder had been removed. With necessary nutritional support, Holli experienced her first pain-free days. We addressed adrenal stress and stress management, which helped with self-care. A personalized medical nutritional therapy was put in place for EBV/Hahimoto’s/SIBO. She tested (+) for cross-reactivity to gluten, and we removed foods accordingly. This led to less gut symptoms. I referred her to visceral manipulation for scar tissues and adhesions from surgeries and to improve ileo-cecal valve (both were contributing factors to her SIBO). Holli finally stopped losing weight. Toxicity/Inflammation Quiz score at Intro Session was high at 87; retake after 60 days dropped to 23. Anxiety dramatically decreased. Patient laughed more easily, felt more empowered, and felt better educated. Holli became a great detective. She was soon able to pinpoint that mold from hidden water damage was causing autoimmune reactions; while it was devastating to know that her family would have to part with most of their belongings due to mold spores, she learned that letting go of the house and moving out gave her a chance to heal. Here is how she describes her experience so far:
“Working with Kasia has been a true blessing to me. I’ve learned a lot about nutrition and how the gut works. She listens, is thorough, and really works hard to find the root of the problem. I would highly recomend her to any family or friend struggling with GI health. My only complaint is I wish I would have found her years ago!”
CASE 3: KATE
Kate’s EBV story:
“In the spring of 2017, each day was, for me, a struggle. I was exhausted, depressed, and completely unmotivated. As an achievement-oriented individual, this was completely demoralizing and I was unsure what to do to get motivated and return to myself. I didn’t want to work or be social with friends or family. I only wanted to curl up in bed and sleep. I honestly thought my body, at 47, had turned in its pink slip and was ready to shut down. How scary is that to think that you’re dying before you even hit 50? Absolutely terrifying!
A holistic medical practitioner ran a comprehensive set of bloodwork, in which we discovered that I had chronic activated Epstein-Barr Virus (CAEBV) and, as a result, Hashimoto’s Disease. I was shocked because as far as I was aware, I had never had mononucleosis, so how could I possibly have CAEBV? In addition to my doctors, I also re-engaged with my favorite nutritionist, who just happened to be completing her doctoral studies with a specialization in EBV. That was all the sign I needed!
It was slow getting started… in video conference calls with Kasia, my nutritionist, I was lethargic, depressed, and completely unmotivated. EVERYTHING felt TOO HARD. We kept at it, though, and Kasia provided me with her doctoral thesis on EBV. It was like a light came on in my mind. In reading about the less common symptoms of EBV, I realized that my diagnosis for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis when I was 14 years old was actually a chronic and long-term bout of mono. Suddenly, everything made sense! The depression and fatigue that has plagued me on and off throughout my life could be explained. I wasn’t dying. I wasn’t crazy. I was sick. And my constant pursuit of perfection was working against me. When I was in college and going through finals but only wanted to sleep… the EBV had reared its ugly head. Anytime I was going through a stressful situation at work, I would end up exhausted, depressed, and at least 10 lbs heavier than when the situation started.
My nutritionist gave me an anti-viral regimen consisting of supplements and foods to target the EBV. I started walking, meditating, taking long baths, and using blue-blocking glasses in the evening to tell my brain to shut down and help me sleep. I was already eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes, but I started eating berries regularly and added fennel and sprouts to my daily salads to up the antiviral punch. My energy started coming back and my depression lifted. Not only did this regimen get the EBV under control, it also put the Hashimoto’s into remission! I didn’t know such a miracle was even possible.
This learning experience was freeing. Now that I can put a name to the demon that plagues me, I can see it coming and treat myself with antiviral foods and supplements to get myself back on track sooner than ever before. I can increase relaxation techniques to reduce my stress and help me sleep. Maintaining this regimen could mean never reactivating the EBV – such hope! And if it should reactivate, I have a full and effective toolkit to allow my body to heal itself. What an empowering gift!”
*I am not a medical doctor, I do not claim to diagnose nor treat diseases. I support the whole person with nutrition and lifestyle interventions.
Why Join This Program?
Our clients no longer come to a functional clinician with a simple one-layer complaint. They are sicker, more complicated, in more pain, and with more anxiety and fear about their future. They probably have seen a few medical doctors already and have done lab testing in vain. They come to you and you do not want to fail them. But some cases can be overwhelming, and it can be really lonely professionally to do what you do.
I know because I have been there. My mission through this program is to support the functional practitioners like you that are looking for answers for the more complicated cases, especially if EBV is involved.
Learn more about my clinical EBV journey here.
Would you like to join our 4-Month Clinician EBV Training Program?
Still have questions? Schedule a 15-minute free call with Dr Kines:
Dr. Kasia Kines, Nutritionist, CEO and founder of EBV Educational Institute
Virtual clinic serving the US and globally
I am not a medical doctor and i do not claim to treat or cure any disease. This program is for educational purposes only.
If you want to transform your life, if you want health and wellness, if you want peace of mind, there isn’t a better investment than working with Kasia.~ Beth