There is disagreement over what causes AIDS, how to treat it, and whether or not the condition is curable. The accepted viewpoint is that the human immunodeﬁciency, or HIV, virus causes AIDS. While this may be one factor, the belief that HIV alone is responsible for the massive deterioration that characterizes AIDS is a gross oversimpliﬁcation. After years of research, there is no solid scientiﬁc evidence supporting this virus—as-sole-cause theory. Rather, the virus may be a cofactor, with other factors necessary before a person becomes ill.AIDS is officially defined by the Centers for Disease Control as the presence of HIV with the manifestation of one or more of a list of over two dozen previously known diseases. So, for example, tuberculosis with HIV is AIDS; without it, it is still tuberculosis. Other diseases on the list are Kaposi’s sarcoma, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, disseminated cytomegalovirus, pneumonia, and candidiasis.Nagging questions persist about the HIV=AIDS concept. For one, why are some people with AIDS symptoms actually HIV-negative? And if AIDS is spread by bodily fluids, why has it not spread to the general population, and why has it not reached epidemic proportions? The fact is that most research outside of the HIV=AIDS paradigm suggests that AIDS can occur only after the immune system is worn down. This can be caused by long-term drug use—either intravenous or oral, and either recreational or prescription; by hepatitis; or by malnutrition. Also excessive sexual activity can weaken the immune system, and sexually transmitted diseases, acquired before the individual was exposed to HIV, may contribute to immune system breakdown as well. Additionally, multiple infections place an increased burden on the immune system. Yeasts, molds, fungi, and a variety of viruses can play a part. Unfortunately, the all too common treatment for infections—antibiotics—suppresses the immune system further.
Initial symptoms can include extreme fatigue, night sweats, fever, chills, swollen lymph glands, swollen spleen, loss of appetite, weight loss, severe diarrhea, and depression. As AIDS progresses and the immune system weakens, the body becomes receptive to opportunistic infections. A form of pneumonia (pneumocystis carinii) and a rare cancer (Kaposi’s syndrome) are commonly contracted. Other forms of cancer associated with the condition include non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Burkitt’s syndrome. A swelling of the lining of the spine (meningitis) or the brain (encephalitis) may also occur.
Up until recently, HIV or AIDS were considered tantamount to a death sentence. The conventional treatment has relied on powerful drugs given in the hope of slowing the progression of the disease. The trouble is, such drugs add toxins to an already weakened immune system. Researchers now seem hopeful that new drug combinations can keep the disease under control, and this approach does seem to be helping some patients. At this point, though, no one knows the long-term effects of these drugs.
What we do know is that long-term survivors do not rely totally on pharmaceuticals. Many do not take drugs at all. They alter their diets and lifestyles to maximize the health-giving elements in each. Plus they make positive affirmations about the future.
Under the guidance of a holistically trained physician, AIDS patients should incorporate multiple healing modalities that stimulate the immune system to a healthy state of activity. Different remedies maybe needed at different times, and individuals need to be ﬂexible in their approach. The therapies listed here are immune enhancing, antibacterial, antiviral, antimicrobial, and nontoxic or minimally toxic.
Everyone needs a good diet, but when people have severely weakened immune systems, high-quality nutrition becomes essential. This means eating organic vegetarian (or mostly vegetarian) foods, and drinking lots of ﬁltered water.
Complex carbohydrates should be the mainstay of the diet. Unlike simple sugars, these foods are close to their natural form when eaten, and work to strengthen the immune system. There are plenty of whole grains from which to choose, including brown rice, wheat berries, barley, millet, whole oats, amaranth, quinoa, and bulgur wheat.
Vegetables are rich in several important antioxidants, including beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, and selenium, which work together as a team to ﬁght free radical damage. Six to eight cups of various types of vegetables should be eaten daily. Good sources of vitamin C, as well as calcium, are kale, collards, and broccoli. Squash, almonds, and carrots are high in beta-carotene, while wheat germ and nuts are good sources of vitamin E. Because these foods are high in ﬁber, they stimulate the immune-enhancing cells of our intestinal lining, and cleanse the colon of toxins. Fiber helps prevent intestinal infections as well.
Raw foods are good sources of enzymes, but should not be eaten if there is a problem with diarrhea. Be sure to get your produce cleaned off before eating it. A good way to wash foods is with food-grade hydrogen peroxide from the pharmacy.
Easily digestible proteins are something you should look for. Think in terms of vegetable proteins and sprouts. Fermented food products, such as tempeh or miso, are also easy to digest. A cup of miso soup can be eaten daily.
To keep calorie consumption up, eat avocado, nut butters, almonds, and sunﬂower seeds.
Small quantities of fat are important, but these should come from high- quality sources. A tablespoon of unreﬁned olive oil can be added to salads. Flaxseed oil and fatty ﬁsh, like salmon, are also excellent. Remember that oils need refrigeration to prevent rancidity.
Oriental mushrooms, like shiitake and maitake, boost the immune system. Shiitake mushrooms contain lentinan, a substance that stimulates the body’s interferon and helps to ﬁght viruses. Soups and teas can be made from these mushrooms and taken daily.
Garlic is another valuable food. It contains allicin, a potent antibacterial and antiviral agent. When garlic is cooked, allicin is lost, so try to take this herb raw or in capsules. Garlic also contains protein, vitamins A and C, thiamin, calcium, potassium, copper, and selenium. Note that garlic can be juiced along with your other vegetables.
Sea vegetables, which include dulse, kombu, nori, and wakame, contain trace minerals that are no longer found in foods grown on land. Studies show that dulse destroys heavy metals and removes radiation from the body.
An important part of a health-maximizing diet is juicing. Freshly made juice supplies concentrated nutrients and plenty of raw enzymes, which help the body digest foods, making their nutrients available to our cells. Juices also contain an abundance of antioxidants.
A small amount of greens can be juiced together with carrot, beet, garlic, or apple. Greens should be rotated; your choices can include cabbage, kale, broccoli, mustard, collard and dandelion greens, Swiss chard, spinach, water- cress, parsley, and wheatgrass. All of these are high in chlorophyll, which is antibacterial and a good energy provider. People with digestion problems should start off slowly, diluting a glass of juice with a gins of water. Gradually, they can build up to 4 to 6 glasses of juice a day. A holistic health practitioner can provide individualized guidance on juicing and other aspects of diet.
AIDS researcher, Mark Konlee, offers this juice for building the immune system, ﬂushing the liver and the lymphatic STSIEIIIL. Getting nutrients, and increasing energy: Wash a whole undyed lemon- cut it in quarters, blend in a blender. Add one cup of water and one-tablespoon cold-pressed, extra virgin organic olive oil. The drink can be sweetened with a few tablespoons of orange juice. Blend. Strain and drink juice. Taking this drink once a day, Konlee reports, can raise T-cell counts, decrease viral load improve lymphatic drainage.
AIDS patients need large doses of immune—building nutrients. Both orally and intravenously. Particularly important are antioxidants. Which provide essential protection from free radical damage. Vitamin C- beta-carotene, vitamin E, and selenium, four star nutrients of the anti0.ti»dant group. Work best as a team to clean up the system and resist infections.
AIDS patients need considerable amounts of C. between 10 and 200 grams daily, oral and intravenous, to build immunity and protect against secondary infections. Such high dosages make intravenous administration a necessity. In addition, vitamin C should be taken orally: a buffered form of the nutrient protects the stomach. Ester C polyascorbate is the most easily assimilated form
Of vitamin C and is recommended for people suffering from chronic illnesses.
For those with Kaposi’s lesions, applying a topical paste is quite healing. Vitamin C stimulates white blood cell activity causing cells to surround viruses, and place them in vacuoles, so that superoxide dismutase and other substances in the body can ﬁll the space, killing the Research supports vitamin C’s ability to inhibit the replication of HIV and other pathogenic microorganisms commonly found in I-HT-positive individuals, including Rous sarcoma virus, Epstein-Barr virus, and cytomegalovirus.
This is accomplished in several ways. Vitamin C decreases viral production, increases the immune system cells called monocytes. Which ﬁght viruses, and stimulates interferon, a natural antiviral, antibacterial substance produced by the immune system.
The power of intravenous vitamin C drips is further enhanced with the addition of antibiotic and immune-enhancing herbs such as garlic, chaparral, red clover, pau d’arco, echinacea, goldenseal, lobelia, ginger, astragalus, ganoderma, and licorice root.
This vitamin, recommended in dosages of 100 mg daily, is important for building up red blood cells and activating natural killer cells. Deﬁciencies in B6 have been related to suppressed natural killer cell activity.
Studies show that beta-carotene increases T-cell numbers, which protects against infections. Beta-carotene is converted by the body into vitamin A, and is safer in large doses than vitamin A.
These enhance the absorption of vitamin C, and they are found together in nature.
This nutrient helps cellular repair, and is especially good in treating lymphomas and leukemia.
CITRUS SEED EXTRACTS
Extracts from oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and limes are credited with enormous antimicrobial activity. They are broad-spectrum, nontoxic antibiotics. With antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. Citrus seed extracts can ﬁght off a wide variety of infections, including E. coli, intestinal protozoa, fungi, and viruses.
In addition, they can kill over 30 types of yeast, including Candida albicans. At the same time, citrus seed extracts do not interfere with healthful bacteria that are needed to rebalance the system.
A ﬁnal beneﬁt of these extracts, sold in powder and liquid form, is that a few drops added to water can be used to clean bacteria from fruits and vegetables.
Dioxychlor is an antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiparasitic agent. More research needs to be done, but in the test tube, this substance disarms HIV as well as cytomegalovirus, herpes, and other infectious organisms. In fact, any pathogenic virus moving from one point to another comes under attack. Dioxychlor can be administered intravenously, orally, or topically as a gel.
EGG LIPIDS (AL-721)
AL-721, a formula made from two active phospholipids found in egg yolk, is an adjunctive therapy for the containment of HIV and other viruses. The substance was ﬁrst developed at the Weitzmann Institute of Science in Israel by a team of scientists, led by Meier Shinitsky. They found this formula effective in treating memory loss, and impaired immune function. And in easing the withdrawal effects from alcohol and drug addiction.
AL—72l was also found to prevent human T cells from becoming infected by HIV. It is thought to work by removing cholesterol from the envelope surrounding the virus, and in the process rendering it ineffective. Egg lipids have none of the toxicity problems found in drugs such as AZT.
ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS
Essential fatty acids contain GLA, which is converted by the body into prostaglandin-E1. This helps stimulate T—lymphocyte function and has a direct inhibitory effect on the replication of the HIV virus.
This protective antioxidant is produced by the body naturally, and found to be deﬁcient in AIDS patients. Intravenous glutathione protects the organs and blood cells against damage, especially when used in conjunction with selenium, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Sometimes N-aceryl—cysteine, which is converted by the system into glutathione, is given in its place.
Lactobacillus acidophilus, lactobacillus bulgarigus, and biﬁdo bacteria are healthful bacteria that many people lose after taking antibiotics. These ﬂora strengthen the body’s infection—ﬁghting power by generating more lymphocytes.
According to research, shark cartilage may be useful in the treatment of AIDS, cancer, arthritis, and a variety of other degenerative diseases. It may be particularly effective in stopping Kaposi’s sarcoma.
The idea behind the use of shark cartilage is that the skeleton of the shark contains a great amount of anti-angiogenesis factor. Angiogenesis refers to formation of the local capillary network that sustains a tumor. When that production is stopped, there is no network of blood vessels to feed the tumor.
The tumor stops growing and spreading. It may even begin to shrink and disappear.
This is important because it stimulates white blood cells in the bone marrow and stimulates immunoglobulins, proteins created by white cells that latch onto viruses, bacteria, parasites, and food allergy antigens. Immunoglobulins lock up these substances, which helps the body get rid of them.
Traditional Chinese medicine holds that the terrain is more important than the germ attacking it. A healthy person easily resists foreign invaders, while a weak one is susceptible to most everything. Based on this philosophy, certain plants have been used for thousands of years as a fundamental part of Chinese medicine to strengthen the immune system. Now, mainstream Western medicine is getting interested in herbs, opening its eyes to what Oriental, Native American, and other types of herbs can offer.
Up until now, herbal therapy has been based on empirical evidence, but the recent challenge of AIDS and other modern-day diseases has generated scientiﬁc interest in the ﬁeld. Experimenters ask if herbs can help to overcome dreaded diseases, and if so, how?
Research does scientiﬁcally conﬁrm the value of plant medicines, both alone and in conjunction with other therapies. For example, double-blind studies show that AIDS patients who are given Chinese herbs and AZT consistently do better than patients given placebos in place of the botanicals. Other studies report remission from cancer when astragalus is given alone.
Dr. R.S. Chang, Professor of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of California School of Medicine, has listed Chinese herbs according to their speciﬁc actions on the immune system. Ethnobiologist Dr. James Duke has done the same, looking at herbs the world over. Some of the herbs that keep coming up again and again on such lists are astragalus, panax ginseng, ganoderma, and ligustrum. Herbs that increase the number of T-lymphocytes, according to Chang, are:
Duke lists as promoting phagocytosis:
Many of the plants that appear to be most useful belong to a category of herbs known as adaptogens. These work through a wide variety of actions to help create homeostasis or biological balance. So, for example if the blood pressure is too high, adaptogens help the body lower it; if it is too low, the body responds by raising it. Adaptogens help normalize the system regardless of the pathology.
Studies demonstrate that adaptogenic plants are good at stimulating the body’s own natural immune functions. For example, they have been shown to increase CD4 counts, interferon production, macrophage activity, and natural killer cell action. Adaptogens are often combined for a more potent synergistic effect. An example is astragalus and legustrum : the combination is more effective than either plant used alone.
These herbs may be helpful in an AIDS treatment protocol:
Astragalus membranaceous root has been used medicinally in China for centuries, and, indeed, modern scientiﬁc research shows the herb to possess powerful immune-strengthening properties. Of particular note is its ability to foster normal immune response in cancer and AIDS patients, to correct T-cell deﬁciency, and to promote antiviral action.
Astragalus increases interferon production as well as phagocytosis, allowing the body to consume more pathogenic microorganisms. It also decreases tumor cell growth and lessens the suppression of the immune system caused by drugs, making it a good adjunctive therapy.
When combined with legustrum, astragalus is even more potent, and is especially good at increasing the activity of spleen cells. These two herbs are sold in combination in extract and capsule form. They can also be bought whole in Chinatown, then crushed, and then simmered in a small amount of water for several hours. The Chinese prepare herbs in this way and consume them daily.
Both Siberian and panax ginseng boost the immune system by increasing the number and activity of natural killer cells. These herbs work to prevent liver toxicity and are anticarcinogenic. Ginseng is best taken as an extract or a tea.
This vegetable has been popular in China, Indonesia, and the Philippines for centuries, and recently has been proven effective against HIV activity, in laboratory studies. Some AIDS patients who use the juice report substantial improvement. It reduces night sweats, helps with weight gain, and stops viral
This Chinese tonic has been used by people recovering from illness since ancient times. Its positive effects include strengthening of the kidneys, clearing of the lungs, and fortiﬁcation of the bone marrow, an essential part of the immune system. Caterpillar fungus also inhibits bacterial and fungal infections. It is currently being used in combination with other herbs to treat malignant tumors, anemia, asthma, and most recently, AIDS.
OSHA ROOT AND LEPTOTANIA
These plants are native to the American West and an integral part of Native American medicine. Although scientiﬁc studies of their beneﬁcial effects on the immune system have yet to be conducted, empirical evidence with viral diseases strongly suggests their use in a protocol for viral diseases.
Other plant remedies that are not characterized as adaptogens should be considered in a treatment protocol for HIV and AIDS. While there is no one magic bullet against the syndrome, combning several of these non-speciﬁc, immune enhancers can make a positive difference:
Even though aloe vera is over 99 percent water. It is a nutritionally dense substance, with over 200 active ingredients. Aloe vera contains 17 amino acids, as well as the minerals calcium, copper, Iron, phosphonrs, potassium, and zinc. It supplies live enzymes and essential fatty acids, which are needed for good health. Additionally, it has substances that simulate phagocytosis, the process by which white blood cells work to destroy invading organisms.
Not all brands of aloe vera are qualitatively equal. Heat processing destroys vital nutrients. Look for brands that cold process the whole leaf for maximum beneﬁt.
CARNIVORA (VENUS FLY TRAP)
Carnivora has been proven effective against cancer. AIDS and other chronic pathologies. According to studies, unless the immune system has been damaged by radiation and chemotherapy, many cancers will diminish. Or go into remission, with its use.
Carnivora works by building the immune components of the blood. It increases the numbers of B cells, T cells, lymphocytes, granulocytes, monocytes, phagocytes, and other solid components of the immune system. Additionally, it excites inactive blood elements to begin functioning again. The immune system can then mobilize against disease-producing pathogens. They begin to attack and devour cancer cells, much like carnivora swallows and digests ﬂies.
American laws prevent carnivora from being shipped to doctors, but the product can be mailed directly to consumers. Who can then hand-deliver it to doctors. Severely compromised AIDS patients mas” need a two- or three-hour infusion ﬁve days a week for three to four months. Is an individual improves, the treatment can be given intramuscularly. Three times a week, for about two years. Carnivora can be acquired from the manufacturer. Edgar Fischer, Manager, Carnivora-Forschungs—GmBH, Postfach 8, Lobensteiner Strasse 3, D-8646 Nordhalben, Germany.
Echinacea stimulates immune cell production and activity, as well as levels of interferon and interleuken-2. The herb is usually sold as a tincture, and the best brands produce a strong tingling and numbing sensation on the tongue.
Research shows beneﬁts to be short-term. Echinacea boosts the immune system to high levels of activity, but to do this continuously would be too much for the body. For this reason, it is best to take the extract for up to four days, and then to rest an equal length of time before starting again.
This rain forest herb is useful in treating numerous conditions, and may be especially important for stimulating immune system activity.
LICORICE ROOT (GLYCYRRHIZIN)
Licorice is a powerful detoxifying agent. Research shows it to inhibit the replication of HIV, with no toxicity to normal cells having been noted.
PHYLLANTHIUS (LIFE PLANT)
Traditionally used in Oriental medicine, phyllanthius is new to this country, where it is now being researched for its antiretroviral and anti-HIV activity.
ST. JOHN’S WORT
This is a common weed that is now being studied by AIDS activists because it seems to help prevent infection of T cells by making it more difﬁcult for what we are calling the AIDS virus to get into the cells.
Homeopathy works on emotional, mental, and physical levels. Treating the whole person is particularly important in AIDS and other diseases deemed incurable by allopathic medicine, as the shock of the diagnosis often triggers an emotional state that worsens the physical state of the patient.
According to classical homeopath Kevin Korins of New York City, one appropriate remedy should be chosen for each patient on an individualized basis. As symptoms change, and lessen with time, so should the remedy. When using homeopathic remedies, Korins advises, avoid mints, perfumes, and coffee. These medicines should be taken 20 minutes before eating.
The person is silent, brooding, with changeable moods. There is a lot of sighing and sobbing and a great despair of being cured.
Symptoms include listlessness and apathy. The person has a dread of being alone and wants to be with people. There is an apathy regarding the illness. Diarrhea accompanies bad news.
For fear of dying. The person has a restless mental state, almost to the point of panic. There are periodic fevers.
This person has a high sex drive and a history of sexually transmitted conditions, such as discharges, gonorrhea, genital warts, and herpes. There is rapid exhaustion with emaciation. The individual has fixed ideas. Often there are feelings of weakness and a feeling that one is weaker and sicker than the physical condition would warrant.
The person has a history of syphilis. Fevers and night sweats occur without amelioration. Any type of weather aggravates this person, who never feels comfortable. There are also tendencies to have swollen glands, sore throats, sores in the mouth, and thrush. Mentally, the person is paranoid, especially in the advanced stages.
Symptoms for which this remedy is prescribed are similar to Arsenicum album, except that the person feels warmer and better in the cold. There is also a tendency to get swollen glands and periodic fevers.
This remedy is indicated when there is sudden emaciation with swollen glands. Despite loss of weight, there is a great appetite. Restlessness is a characteristic here.
The person is extremely exhausted, feeling apathetic and ready to give up the ﬁght. There is a sadness regarding the future, without fear and anxiety about death.
Thinking may be scattered.
Acute diseases manifest as discharges, such as bladder infections and prostatitis. There is restlessness; the person does not sleep well at night.
The person has a lot of pain and suffering, with a great fear of not recovering.
The person may have tried arsenicum first, and found that it did not really help. An extreme fear of germs is associated with this one.
This is a remedy for septic fevers. The whole body aches and there is great restlessness from the fever. Pyrogenium is also associated with offensive odors, such as bad breath. There are sores that don’t heal, and the person can go into a septic state.
Symptoms here are similar to those associated with Pyrogenium, but are less severe.
This may help when Kaposi’s sarcoma is present.
This is one of the most important therapies for patients with AIDS or HIV to consider. During treatment, small amounts of medical ozone are introduced into the bloodstream to kill harmful microbes. The therapy activates the immune system to increase CD4 (T4) cells, and has been shown to change the HIV status of some patients from positive to negative.
HIV reversal is no small matter. Nathaniel Altman, author of Oxygen Healing Therapies (Health Arts Press), explains: when I was in Cuba, I interviewed one of the chemists doing research on the subject. She said if a person infected with HIV receives ozone before it gets into the lymphatic and bone systems, HIV can be killed and stopped right on the spot.”
Ozone therapy can stop intractable diarrhea, prevent the development of new opportunistic infections, and improve blood circulation, which allows more life-giving oxygen to reach tissues. It is often given in conjunction with vitamin C to enable patients to better tolerate it. When properly administered, there are no adverse side effects.
Various protocols have been developed for treating AIDS patients with ozone. An anonymous doctor (practicing in a state where ozone users are not safe from prosecution) recommends I2 treatments on I2 consecutive days. He cites dramatic improvement in patients. “Virtually all the people I have treated——and I have treated over l70—have improved their condition within days,” he reports. This doctor strongly believes that for AIDS, ozone is the most important modality of all because it removes infections.
Aqueous Penicillin Treatment
According to Dr. Michael Culbert, megadoses of aqueous penicillin, as part of a total AIDS treatment program, have had highly positive effects. Culbert, who treats AIDS patients in his Mexican clinic utilizing an eclectic treatment approach, reports that advanced AIDS patients with cryptococcal meningitis, toxoplasmosis, and advanced PCP, respond favorably to a combination of aqueous penicillin, vitamin C and dioxychlor within a matter of days. This implies, Culbert asserts, that AIDS, in part, may actually be stage IV neurosyphilis, which can be managed by an unpatented old drug.
Naltrexone is a prescription drug that can triple killer cell activity. This inexpensive medication has been used for nine years. And no side effects have become evident in that time. Another promising and low-cost treatment, called DNCB, is a topical agent that promotes natural killer cells.
A totally different kind of approach is found in live cell therapy. This modality has been used for almost half a century in Europe and is just now being investigated in the United States for its remarkable ability to repair cells. The fetal cells of an animal are injected into a patient. The body takes in this embryonic material, and absorbs it through the macrophages. The living material develops receptor sites, which direct the immune system to take this fresh material to any matching tissue, e.g., spleen to spleen. Heart to heart, thymus to thymus.
In terminal end-stage AIDS, live cell therapy may not be indicated because, it may enhance cancers and other pathogens in the patient. But for patients in the early stages, with mild symptoms, this therapy may enhance their chances for survival, especially when it is accompanied by detoxiﬁcation.
Yet another totally different treatment approach is urine therapy. It may sound strange, but it’s not new: The practice of drinking urine is a 4,000-year- old one, recorded in Indian Ayurvedic scriptures. Today proponents of the practice claim that urine therapy is successful in the treatment of AIDS and cancer, and that there are no side effects.
Dr. Revici’s Therapy
Dr. Emanuel Revici, of New York, treats people with advanced stages of pneumocystic carinii pneumonia, Kaposi’s sarcoma, massive thrush, and opportunistic infections. Patients report that his nontoxic protocol results in objective and subjective measures of success; laboratory tests reveal vastly improved T-counts, and the patients feel signiﬁcantly better, as they explain:
I have been HIV-positive for a very long time, probably longer than I realize. It ﬁrst appeared on a test about six years ago . . . I was on methadone, a recovering addict. I never developed AIDS symptoms, but the media saying that HIV causes AIDS, over and over, made me afraid that I was going to die.
I was very depressed. My T cells dropped, and my doctor suggested AZT. But I was frightened to take it . . . [Then I} . . . started seeing Dr. Revici, which I have been doing for the past two years. I have had no deterioration at all in my condition, and I feel wonderful.
I am a hemophiliac and I take blood products. As I understand it, that’s how I became infected. In August I988, I was diagnosed as being HIV-positive. I had a T4 count of about 400. Then I had it checked again, and it was around 300. I was feeling good except for a prickly feeling. some kind of myopathy. I started seeing Dr. Revici, and have been with him ever since. Dr. Revici put me on medication. The treatments were nontoxic, so I never felt any side effects. About two or three weeks later, I began feeling better, and I have been feeling great ever since. I feel very confident in what I am doing because my blood cell count has gone up. In fact, the numbers have doubled. That gives me great mental stability. I really do feel well, and I haven’t had any problems. I see another doctor for my hemophilia who tries to convince me to go on AZT and who advises me against what I am doing. He was quite surprised when I showed him my T-cell results, but oddly enough, he never asked me much about it.
I have been seeing Dr. Revici for about eight months now. He seems to have maintained my T cells; they haven’t gone up or down for the past eight months. Overall, I feel terriﬁc. I am very active, and able to exercise and work. I am not fatigued and I actually feel wonderful.
I am a 32-year-old male from LaFayette, Louisiana. I am HIV-infected. I went into the hospital with toxoplasmosis, [an] illness that plagues HIV-infected people. I heard about Dr. Revici from a doctor down here. When I went to see him, my T-cell count was at 12. Now it’s up to 44. Dr. Revici said he would cure me of the toxoplasmosis and he did. Now they’re working on the HIV infection.
I feel that Dr. Revici has helped my condition immensely. I have a lot of energy and I have not been plagued by any illnesses since seeing him.
I was diagnosed about two years ago with HIV, which I contracted from my husband, an intravenous drug user. I went to Dr. Revici because I wasn’t feeling that good. My T cells were 200. Dr. Revici told me I had a good chance.
Since I have been seeing him, he has had me on different medications. Right now, my T cells have skyrocketed to 763, and I couldn’t feel better. I do a lot of jogging and other exercises. I take vitamins and I have a very good, high spirit. Dr. Revici has made a great difference in my life. I would recommend him highly. Anyone who wants to live should go and see him.
What To Avoid
Stay away from anything that weakens the immune system, including drugs, stress, excess sexual activity, and poor food choices. Such as white ﬂour, reﬁned salt, margarine, and sugar. Studies show that sugar suppresses antibody activity for hours after consumption, which means that eating sugar regularly compromises immune health. In particular, studies show that sugar paralyzes the phagocytic activity of immune cells, so that these cells become unable to surround and destroy viruses and bacteria. Large amounts of sugar are also associated with thrush. Note that sugar is disguised in many foods as sucrose, fructose, maltose, corn syrup, and dextrose; all of these from are detrimental to good health. There should be no caffeine, alcohol. Or cigarettes used either.
If animal proteins are in the diet, they must be used sparingly. These carry residues of antibiotics and steroids, which weaken the immune system.
Dairy products, especially commercial milk. Can be irritating and should be avoided by the person with a weakened immune system.
It is important to remember that there are long-term AIDS survivors, and that a variety of holistic approaches exist that can be undertaken with the help of a health care professional.
The AIDS patient must be particularly careful about diet choosing healthful, life-promoting foods, with a concentration on complex carbohydrates.
Organic, whole foods should be chosen over processed foods. Of special value are fresh juices, sea vegetables, Oriental mushrooms, and garlic.
Herbs exist the world over for strengthening the immune system. Of particular note for AIDS are astragalus, especially when combined with legustrum; ginseng; and bitter melon. Echinacea, cat’s claw, and other herbs are also beneficial.
Homeopathic AIDS remedies can be prescribed according to symptoms. Large doses of intravenous and oral supplements are usually required. Antioxidant nutrients are particularly important.
Ozone therapy is one of the best modalities for reversing and overcoming AIDS, when used in conjunction with other treatments.
Live cell therapy is an approach to repairing cells that is widely used in Europe and now being investigated in the U.S.
Other approaches include treatment with dioxychlor, shark cartilage, and aqueous penicillin.
Dr. Emanuel Revici has had good results with his nontoxic AIDS treatment protocol.