Friday, January 22, 2021

AIDS and HIV


AIDS and HIV

It may be possible to avoid AIDS completely with a strong immune system in spite of being HIV positive. Studies have shown that HIV positive individuals with poor immune function are at greater risk of contracting AIDS than those whose immune systems are functioning up to par. That statement, taken from the medical literature should get your attention. If you learn nothing else from this web site, acting on that immune system statement alone will add years to your life and life to your years. Correcting underlying problems such as yeast infections, hypoglycemia and other yeast infection related disorders will give you a jump start toward living with HIV. Alternative medicine offers protocols for HIV which you will not hear about in your physician's office. Read on to learn about control of yeast, the effectiveness of olive leaf extract and other HIV protocols.

The information contained in this web site is required reading for everyone who has an interest in HIV and AIDS. It offers a wealth of knowledge compiled for you from the exhaustive accumulation of literature on AIDS. The information contained herein is from the archives of alternative medicine only and your information for the traditional medical protocols will be found elsewhere. Our prayer for you is that you will study this information closely and that it will benefit you in your HIV/ AIDS quest.

The HIV and AIDS information offered by alternative medicine is different from traditional medicine in that it includes protocols for actually improving your immune system. The medical industry, on the other hand, offers you mostly HIV drugs and leaves the notion of improving your immune status to others. You may wonder why conventional medicine pays little attention to such an important aspect of health as strengthening your immune system. The reason may be that natural immune boosting protocols and products such as vitamins cannot be patented, are not sold by prescription and therefore offer little profit incentive to drug companies. Since much of what your doctor learns comes in one way or another from the drug companies, he is not likely to have received the information available through alternative medicine and this web site.

How to Boost Your Immune System


HIV and AIDS patients need to understand that they are not just fighting a virus which destroys the immune system. No, there are MANY things which compromise the immune system. Happily, there are also many protocols from alternative medicine which enable you to enhance or boost your immune competency. So, as we study the subject, we find there are two major good health promoting steps which really need to be well understood by the HIV patient. They are, simply:

  • 1. Eliminate all elements of your environment, diet and lifestyle which compromise the immune system.
  • 2. Add everything you can from an environmental, dietary and lifestyle perspective to enhance and boost your immune system.

Unfortunately, many HIV victims are prone to environmental, dietary, and lifestyle habits that compromise the immune system long before the HIV virus is contracted. For example, the use of street drugs, smoking, alcohol, poor diet and hygiene and the like are notorious assaults on the immune system. Not only that, but such bad habits set the stage for the onset of other opportunistic immune offenders such as candidiasis. For those people, cleaning up the act, so to speak, is especially difficult. However, it could have life or death consequences and is imperative if success is to be expected. I have spoken at HIV support groups where the number of people in the room who were smoking was appalling. Smoking is just really not acceptable for anyone wanting to achieve good health. Another observation is that HIV seems to be prevalent in persons of lower socioeconomic status. This, too is unfortunate. However, it costs nothing to quit bad health habits. In fact, it pays because money spent on bad habits could then be used to purchase helpful, immune boosting supplements.

Olive Leaf Extract is a potent antimicrobial agent which has been reported very effective in reducing the total body viral load in HIV/AIDS patents. In anecdotal literature it has even improved patients to the point of being HIV negative! This supplement is most important and should be utilized by every HIV positive person. An excellent book on the subject is Olive Leaf Extract by Dr. Morton Walker, published by Kensington Books. A good resource is the Keep Hope Alive organization, Box 27041 , West Allis , WI 53227 .

Beyond the known common bad habits which adversely affect the immune system, there are a number of not-so-obvious immune compromisers about which your doctor may not have told you. Yet, they play a very, very important role in your health. Those immune enemies include, among others, candidiasis, parasites, leaky gut, food allergies, adrenal insufficiency, low thyroid, toxic metals such as lead and cadmium, and inadequate nutrition. Utilizing an online in-depth health assessment questionnaire, a Comprehensive Health Assessment, www.eHealthAssessment.com will do an evaluation of those issues in your life and give you a risk rating for each. The report you receive from the assessment gives you specific information on identifying those factors in your life. The assessment is an easy and inexpensive online way get some insight into these issues' impact on your personal situation. We strongly recommend it. So, there we have the first step outlined above, the identification of immune compromising factors.

Protocols for Addressing the HIV Problem


If you are HIV positive, there are certain pages of this web site that are required reading and understanding for you. Even if your Comprehensive Health Assessment did not have a moderate or high score on these subjects, they are very important for you to understand from an immune system perspective. The pages where we discuss them are listed below. Do every thing you can to follow the protocols listed in those various pages to boost your immune system. The culprits discussed therein are notorious immune compromisers and need to be strongly dealt with and put to rest for a lifetime.

Your Diet

Adopt a "health fanatic" attitude in your eating. Stop use of alcohol, tobacco, street drugs, prescription drugs, especially antibiotics and steroids as much as possible, caffeine, soda, sweets, sugar, and junk food. You should also minimize the consumption of milk and dairy products. Avoid all artificial food additives such as preservatives, colorings and sweeteners. Aspartame (Nutrisweet) should not be used. Partially hydrogenated or "trans-fats" should be avoided like the plague. These fats really interfere with your immune system by producing the pro-inflammatory hormones called prostaglandins. The fats and oils used in deep frying and most snack foods and fast foods are the culprits. Partially hydrogenated fats are a major dietary threat to our health. The fast food restaurants are quietly removing trans-fats from their cooking. They don't want to get sued. These products all compromise your immune system so get them out of your life.

Try to eat an alkaline diet emphasizing fruits and vegetables, at least 5 servings a day. This is very important and cannot be overemphasized. Try to maintain a Mediterranean diet of primarily fruits, vegetables, fish, fowl, olive oil and grains. Red meat should be reserved for special occasions and should be baked or broiled. Eat organic foods when possible. Drink only distilled or at least good quality filtered water. Off the shelf bottled water is not good enough because you never know for sure what's in it.

Exercise

Exercise moderately. Excessive heavy exercise can compromise your immune system but moderate exercise is very good. A study published in 1991 demonstrated the positive effect of exercise on the immune systems of HIV positive males. See the Exercise of this web site (links below).

Supplements

There are many excellent immune boosting supplements on the market and you need to know about them. If you scored high on any health issues addressed in the Comprehensive Health Assessment , as discussed above, you should place top priority on the supplements recommended in this web site relating to those issues. Otherwise, the supplements are prioritized here in their approximate order of importance.

Olive Leaf Extract is a potent antimicrobial agent which has been reported very effective in reducing the total body viral load in HIV/AIDS patents. In anecdotal literature it has even improved patients to the point of being HIV negative! This supplement is most important and should be utilized by every HIV positive person. An excellent book on the subject is Olive Leaf Extract by Dr. Morton Walker, published by Kensington Books.

Glutathione is an amino acid within the cells that is powerfully linked to antioxidant function and the immune system. It plays a major role in the detoxification processes within the cells, liver and kidneys. Numerous studies have demonstrated glutathione to be a critical factor in the development of immune depression and AIDS. Glutathione alone when taken orally is difficult to assimilate. Therefore, other supplements which the body uses to synthesize glutathione must be taken instead. They are:

  • Whey protein products
  • N-acetylctyteine (NAC)
  • Vitamin C
  • Selenium
  • Alpha-lipoic acid

Vitamin C has been the subject of a number of studies and anecdotal reports in the medical literature. To use vitamin C effectively, you should do so under the supervision of a clinical nutritionist. See the How to Find A Clinical Nutritionist of this web site. The usual protocol us to take the maximum dose tolerable before diarrhea begins. This is most effective using a buffered C which allows a much higher dose. Benefits of vitamin C to HIV and AIDS patients have been most encouraging as reported in Lancet in 1990 and Medical Hypotheses in 1984.

Beta carotene has been shown to increase immune cell counts in HIV subjects taken at the level of 180 mg. per day.

Vitamin A is a common deficiency in HIV patients. There are a few different forms of A and you should consult with your nutritionist for the best form and dosage.

Coenzyme Q10 is beneficial. It is expensive at the recommended dosage of 200 mg. per day but should be included in protocols even at a lower dose.

Protein malnutrition is commonly seen in HIV and AIDS patients. In addition to the healthy diet suggested above, persons experiencing clinical signs of AIDS related disease manifestation should take a good quality protein supplement.

Vitamins B6, B12 and Folic acid are essential to any nutrition program. HIV and AIDS patients are consistently found to be deficient in these and other nutrients. The problem is that their requirements to bring these nutrient levels up to normal ranges often exceeds that of HIV free people. Therefore, their dosage requirements are higher. Again, a good clinical nutritionist is a great asset.

Selenium is a potent immune boosting and antioxidant trace mineral. As mentioned above, it is an important precursor to glutathione.

L-glutamine is an amino acid which is essential for healthy intestinal function. Persons who are experiencing any type of intestinal disorder should be supplemented with this product. It should not be taken in certain cases of liver disorders. If you have liver disease, Reye's disease or other nitrogen metabolism problems, consult your nutritionist.

General nutrients including protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids are found to be deficient in HIV patients. One study showed benefit for patients when given these nutrients as a multiple in a supplement containing aloe vera.

Herbs are beneficial in their ability to enhance liver detoxification and in some cases such as olive leaf extract, directly affect HIV. Detox herbs include:

  • Silymarin
  • Goldenseal
  • Black Radish
  • Dandelion Root
  • Aloe Vera is excellent for the digestive tract and may have a direct effect on HIV as well.
  • Liver Detoxication

Liver detoxification is very important in all illnesses and especially so in immune compromised people. The phytonutrients in whole foods are key players in the health of your liver and thus the importance of a good whole food organic diet. People who have abused their health with bad life style habits are probably in need of liver detoxification beyond what is available through whole food. A good technique, though sounding a little disgusting, is the coffee retention enema. Coffee enemas have been used by thousands of cancer and other seriously ill patients for decades. Your clinical nutritionist can give you directions on this surprisingly effective procedure.

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