August 15 update
Witch Hazel – a traditional remedy used by American Indians has anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and anti tumor effects based on scientific research as well as case reports
Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) is a small tree that grows up to 15 ft in height and has elliptic leaves. The deciduous shrub has crooked branches. It blooms with yellow flowers in the fall when the leaves are falling. The seeds or pods ripen the following autumn. Its branches have been used as diving rods. The colonists obtained Witch Hazel from Native American Indians who used a decoction made from Witch Hazel bark or leaves for it many health properties.
Witch hazel was listed in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia from 1862 to 1916 as an astringent and anti-inflammatory. The bark and leaves are the usual part used for their medicinal properties. The effects of Witch Hazel are astringent, tonic, sedative, diuretic, demulcent, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic (1,2, 3. 4). Witch Hazel has been used both externally and internally. The alcoholic versions of Witch Hazel are often preferred for topical or skin application as it penetrates more effectively than water based versions. The non-alcoholic extract is usually preferred for oral use.
Thayer’s makes both versions - an alcoholic and a non-alcoholic one. The non-alcoholic Witch Hazel is in a base of aloe vera; Both types are sold in health food stores. Witch Hazel bark or leaves may also be used to make an herbal decoction for oral or topical use.
Scientific Research on Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)
1. PLoS One. 2014; 9(1): e88062. Published online 2014 Jan 31. Tannins from Hamamelis virginiana bark extract: characterization and improvement of the antiviral efficacy against influenza A virus and human papilloma virus. Authors: Theisen LL(1), Erdelmeier CA(2), Spoden GA(3), Boukhallouk F(3), Sausy A(1), Florin L(3), Muller CP(1). Author information: (1)Institute of Immunology, Centre de Recherche Public de la San, Laboratoire National de San, Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
2. J Agric Food Chem. 2008 Dec 24;56(24):11675-82. Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) fractions and the importance of gallate moieties--electron transfer capacities in their antitumoral properties. by Reyes-Zurita FJ, de Kok TM, van Delft JH, et al. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, unit associated with CSIC, Faculty of Biology, University of Barcelona, Biomedicine Institute of the University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
“This study examines the response of human colon cancer cells to treatment with fractions obtained from a witch hazel polyphenolic extract. The results are compared with those obtained previously with homologous fractions from grape (less galloylated) and pine (nongalloylated). Witch hazel fractions were the most efficient in inhibiting cell proliferation in HT29 and HCT116 human colon cancer cell lines, which clearly shows that the more galloylated the fractions, the more effective they were at inhibiting proliferation of colon cancer cells.”
3. Planta Med. 2003 Jan;69(1):89-91. Polymeric proanthocyanidins from the bark of Hamamelis virginiana. by Dauer A, Rimpler H, Hensel A.
“Polymeric proanthocyanidins were isolated from the bark of Hamamelis virginiana L. in yields of about 5 %. Fractionation yielded fractions with similar structures but different molecular weights with DP between 17-29 (thiolysis) and 11-20 (GPC). Polymers were composed predominantly of epicatechin and epigallocatechin as chain extension units at ratio of about 1.3:1.”
4. Planta Med. 1996 Jun;62(3):241-5. Antiviral and antiphlogistic activities of Hamamelis virginiana bark. Erdelmeier CA(1), Cinatl J Jr, Rabenau H, Doerr HW, Biber A, Koch E. Author information: (1)Dr. Willmar Schwabe Arzneimittel, Research and Development, Karlsruhe, Germany.
“A crude hydroalcoholic extract from Hamamelis virginiana bark was subjected to ultrafiltration (UF) with a cut-off limit of 3 kDa to obtain a higher and a lower molecular weight fraction. Characterization of the fractions was attempted with TLC, HPLC, acidic hydrolysis, and chromatography over Sephadex LH-20. The UF-concentrate was shown to consist mainly of oligomeric to polymeric proanthocyanidins (PA). This fraction was found to exhibit significant antiviral activity against Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1)."
[Note: Searches using the term “Witch Hazel” at the National Library of Medicine produced 110 links to scientific articles on 8/13/15] A search using the Latin term Hamamelis virginiana yielded 217 links.
Witch Hazel’s Historical Use as a Folk Remedy
Topical use: Alcohol based Witch Hazel may be used topically or as a mouth rinse for gum inflammation, hemorrhoids, and infections including yeast based athletes foot, vaginitis and jock itch. Witch Hazel may also be used for varicose veins, peripheral neuropathy, skin cancer, boils, internal bleeding, burning or tingling feet, inflamed nerves, numbness sensations in the skin, and inflamed skin conditions. Webmd reports that Witch Hazel has been used topically for – itching, inflammation, skin or muscle injury, insect bites, bruises, burns, varicose veins and hemorrhoids. Witch Hazel as an alcohol extract is available in drug stores and in health food stores.
Internal use: WebMd reports that witch hazel has taken by mouth and used for diarrhea, vomiting, coughing up blood, colitis, colds and fevers, tuberculosis, tumors and cancer. .Its effectiveness in rapidly shrinking hemorrhoids makes it a plausible candidate for shrinking internal tumors and cancers. The bark of Witch Hazel contains the anti-oxidant (proanthocyanidins found in French Maritime pine bark). Witch Hazel is reported by all available sources to be safe to use and well tolerated. Side effects: Witch Hazel like Thayer’s that is not distilled has natural tannins in it and may cause an allergic reaction in some people. To test your self for a possible allergy, apply some of this or other brand named Witch Hazel solutions to your hand or arm for a day or two and observe if any rash or allergic reactions occurs. If a reaction occurs, consult a health care professional for advice.
Case Reports: A local resident reported that he cured himself of hemorrhoids by soaking a cotton cloth in the extract and holding it against the hemorrhoids for about 3 minutes. This person reported the Witch Hazel he used had alcohol in it and burned for a few minutes, but that he was cured over 10 years ago with just one treatment.
Another person I talked to also reported similar results using Witch Hazel topically for hemorrhoids. In another local case, the use of Witch Hazel applied over the feet stopped a burning sensation caused by athlete’s foot.
In yet another case, nerve pain, thought to be neuropathy, was substantially alleviated with a few applications of Witch Hazel poured directly from the bottle over the affected area, then massaged in.
Additional case reports wanted on the use of oral Witch Hazel decoction for pain relief anywhere in the body, viral infections like HIV, HCV, HBV, EBV, tuberculosis, and any other chronic infection including influenza A virus. We are also very interested in learning about the effects of Witch Hazel on arthritis, cancers and tumors when it is applied topically to the diseased areas of household pets. Other conditions we would like to hear reports on are arthritis, rheumatism, back pain, both lower and upper, neck pain, and pain in any other areas of the body.
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How to make a decoction using Witch Hazel bark
Witch Hazel decoction may be made from the bark by placing 2 tablespoons (about one ounce) in a pint of boiling water. Reduce heat to a simmer and simmer with cover on pot for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and leave cover on pot for an additional 10 to 15 minutes. Strain and drink in 3 or 4 divided portions throughout the day. Witch Hazel bark may be located at an herb shop, health food stores or found online using a search engine.
Sources: Witch Hazel bark cs (cut and sifted) is available at www.herbco.com. For purposes of making a water or alcohol based extract, I would avoid buying the powder as you could end up with a paste. The cut bark is preferred for ease of making an extract. The website is operated by Monterey Bay Spice Co. in Watsonville, CA. Ph 831-722-3400 You can also use a search engine to find other sources.
References: 1. Indian Herbology of North America by Alma R Hutchens 2. Today’s Herbal Health by Louise Tenny M.H. 3. The Herb Book by John Lust 4. WebMD. Com 5. Pubmed.com (National Library of Medicine)
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August 1 2015 update
CDC scientist alleges a coverup of research linking MMR vaccines to Autism in young black boys under 3 years of age.
Source of this report: Weston A Price Foundation forwarded by Rita Bradley
On July 29, 2015, US Congressman Bill Posey spoke on the floor of the US House quoting CDC whistleblower Dr. Bill Thompson. Dr. Thompson is quoted as stating that CDC destroyed documents to conceal their tracks when they covered up their own study's findings that MMR vaccine caused a huge risk of autism in black boys when given before 3 years of age. A link to the unofficial transcript of Rep. Posey’s speech as well as a link to the C-SPAN video can be found below.
Mr. Posey: "Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise today on matters of research and scientific integrity. To begin with, I am absolutely, resolutely pro-vaccine. Advancements in medical immunization have saved countless lives and greatly benefitted public health. That being said, it's troubling to me that in a recent Senate hearing on childhood vaccinations, it was never mentioned that our government has paid out over three billion dollars through a vaccine injury compensation program for children who have been injured by vaccinations.
"Regardless of the subject matter, parents making decisions about their children's health deserve to have the best information available to them. They should be able to count on federal agencies to tell them the truth. For these reasons I bring the following matter to the House floor:
"In August 2014, Dr. William Thompson, a senior scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention worked with a whistleblower attorney to provide my office with documents related to a 2004 CDC study that examined the possibility of a relationship between mumps, measles, rubella vaccines and autism.
In a statement released in August 2014, Dr. Thompson stated, "I regret that my co-authors and I omitted," OMITTED, "statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the Journal of Pediatrics." [end quote]
"Mr. Speaker, I respectfully request the following excerpts from the statement written by Dr. Thompson be entered into the record. Now quoting Dr. Thompson:
"My primary job duties while working in the immunization safety branch from 2000-06 were to lead or co-lead three major vaccine safety studies. The MADDSP MMR Autism Cases controlled study was being carried out in response to the Wakefield Lancet study that suggested an association between the MMR vaccine and an autism-like health outcome. There were several major concerns among scientists and consumers advocates outside the CDC in the fall of 2000 regarding the execution of the Verstraeten study. One of the important goals that was determined up front in the spring of '01 before any of these studies started was to have all three protocols vetted outside the CDC prior to start of the analyses so that consumer advocates could not claim that we were presenting analyses that suited our own goals and biases. We hypothesized that if we found statistically significant effects at either 18 or 36 month thresholds, we would conclude that vaccinating children early with MMR vaccine could lead to autism-like characteristics or features. "
"We all met and finalized the study protocol and analysis plan. The goal was to not deviate from the analysis plan to avoid the debacle that occurred with the Verstraeten thimerosal study published in Pediatrics in '03. At the September 5th meeting we discussed in detail how to code race for both the sample and the birth certificate sample. At the bottom of Table 7, it also shows that for the non-birth-certificate sample, the adjusted race effect statistical significance was huge.
"All the authors and I met and decided sometime between August and September '02 not to report any race effects for the paper. Some time soon after the meeting we decided to exclude reporting any race effects, the co-authors scheduled a meeting to destroy documents related to the study. The remaining four co-authors all met and brought a big garbage can into the meeting room and reviewed and went through all the hard-copy documents that we had thought we should discard and put them in a huge garbage can.
"However, because I assumed it was illegal and would violate both FOIA and DOJ requests, I kept hard copies of all documents in my office, and I retained all associated computer files. "I believe we intentionally withheld controversial findings from the final draft of the Pediatrics paper." [end of quote of the doctor]
Mr. Speaker, I believe it's our duty to insure that the documents Dr. Thompson provided are not ignored. Therefore, I will provide them to members of Congress and the House committees upon request. Considering the nature of the whistleblower's documents, as well as the involvement of the CDC, a hearing and a thorough investigation is warranted. So I ask, Mr. Speaker, I beg, I implore my colleagues on the appropriations committees to please, please take such action. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I yield back.
Below is the unofficial transcript of Rep. Posey's comments as well as a link to his speech from C-SPAN beginning at 1:02:25.
What can you do to get the word out?
Please ACT NOW to preserve our rights or they WILL be taken away. ACTION TO TAKE: Please send an email to Congressman Posey AND your own Congressperson. The email does not have to be long, just say: I support Rep. Bill Posey and thank him for his testimony today regarding the CDC's intentional destruction of documents. I am grateful William Thompson, MD retained hard copies documenting the truth and as a US citizen I am requesting a full investigation into this issue. Remember to include your name and address.
1) Email Congressman Posey: Send emails of support directly to Bill Posey’s assistant Patricia Febro at Email Patricia Febro
2) Email and callyour own Congressperson. Include the link to the C-SPAN video. Find your Representative here: Find your U.S. Representative here Emails become permanent records, unlike faxes or postal mail, which might become 'lost'.
Emails do not have to be long, just say "I support Bill Posey and thank him for his testimony today regarding the CDC's intentional destruction of documents. I am grateful William Thompson retained hard copies documenting the truth and as a parent of a vaccine injured child. I am requesting a full investigation into this issue." or something like this. Request that Congress subpoena Dr. Thompson to testify in front of Congress. Please ask your mom, your grandma, your uncle, and all of your friends to email today. Please take 2 minutes of your day.
Sunshine and black seed for HIV - a case report
(M.Z. a member of our email group shares results - name withheld)
Hello friends, I started my black seed (capsules) around beginning of May 2015. Initially I was taking 3 capsules twice daily but in June I increased to 5 capsules twice daily. I am also taking Neem Leaf and I just finished Transfer Factor. As I told you I also did biomagnetic sessions (9 of them, around one weekly). I am in Florida and I go out in the sun daily. As I promised my test results:
15 May 2015
- viral load: 15,046 copies/ml
- CD4: 593
- CD8: 813
- CD4/CD8 ratio : 0.73
- White Blood Cells: 4,200
- Platelets: 252
20 Jul 2015
- viral load: 6,800 copies/ml
- CD4: 691
- CD8: 922
- CD4/CD8 ratio: 0.75
- While Blood Cells: 5,500
- Platelets: 304
Let us keep our faith strong because the cure is close. I have not taken ARVs yet. I think under normal circumstances the viral load should have gone up. I have been very depressed because of personal issues and I think my results would have been far more better had I been calm and happy. I would like your feedback. Thank you. (M. Z.)
My comment to M.Z. and the email groiup: "The results you achieved are rare for someone not using prescribed HIV meds - your CD4 went up and your viral load went down. I wish I knew how the amount of time you spent outdoors in the sun increased your serum vitamin D levels. Any plans to test vitamin D levels in the near future? Your results support my theory that an effective black seed treatment for HIV also requires the component of adequate levels of vitamin D in the blood. We need to chart blood levels of vitamin D with the rise or fall of CD4 counts and viral loads. It is too early to draw general conclusions from your case but it keeps our hopes alive for a possible cure in the future. Conrad."
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July 15, 2015 Update
My personal Vitamin D test results were 31 ng/ml
(just above the low end of the reference range)
After taking 4000 i.u to 6000 i.u of vitamin D3 daily as a supplement combined with 20 minutes of sun tanning in a indoor salon 3 times a week for 5 weeks, my test results done on July 10 showed I was at the low end of the normal reference range at 31 ng/ml lifescript.com reports that blood serum levels less than 30 ng/ml (nanograms per milli-liter) are considered as deficient. Considering that I developed a nice tan from the use of the indoor tanning light machine plus I was taking an average of about 5000 i.u. of vitamin D each day for 5 weeks, I wonder now just how low my vitamin D levels were in May of 2015 when I had a very severe sinus infection that lasted nearly a month and required me to take antibiotics for 10 days to get rid of it. It would not have surprised me if the numbers were in the teens or less.
The benefits I have experienced from sun tanning and vitamin D supplements in the past 5 weeks is that my psoriasis of 50 years duration (on my knees and elbows) is 95% gone and my reoccurring sinus infections have vanished, although I still must avoid milk and most milk products to prevent excess mucus production. I sleep much better and have more energy during the day time than I had before. My vitamin D test was prescribed by a local immunologist and paid for by Medicare. The doctor listed hypertension as the reason for the test. With over 100 million Americans living with high blood pressure, and with research indicating that adequate Vitamin D3 levels helps keep HBP in a normal range, everyone with HBP should request a blood serum test for vitamin D levels.
At the same time, everyone with cancer, heart disease, diabetes, sinusitis, allergies, candidiasis, lyme disease, multiple sclerosis, HIV, HCV, TB and HBV and any other chronic infection also needs to get their vitamin D levels tested and find out what they are. It will take retesting every couple of months to determine the amount of sunshine, sun tanning in a salon or supplements needed to get their vitamin D numbers back into a normal reference range. Ideally, you want to be in the middle or the upper part of the reference ranges for vitamin D. What are the normal reference ranges?
30 to 100 ng/ml are normal reference ranges for serum levels of vitamin D
Based on published studies, the bottom of the reference range is 30 ng/ml. Published studies on the upper safe limit of vitamin D in the blood are 100 ng/ml according to Dr Michael Holick MD who stated that up to 100 ng/ml have been reported to be safe. Dr. Holick states an ideal target range for blood serum is 40 to 60 ng/ml. Dr. Holick discusses the role of vitamin D in a full text article on Pubmed titled - Vitamin D - a D-lightful Solution for Health. I urge everyone to read this article. Dr Holick is the author of two books on Vitamin D - "THE VITAMIN D SOLUTION" and "THE UV EFFECT."
Several published estimates are that over 50% of the world's population is deficient in vitamin D and most of the people with the health conditions listed above are in the tank with severely low levels of vitamin D, some even in the teens and single digits. The anti-sun propagandist with their scare tactics have damaged or diminished the health of millions of Americans for several decades. The only real beneficiaries are the big drug companies who will have a bigger market of sick people to sell drugs to.
Test Kits for Vitamin D are available from Life Extension Foundation
The Life Extension Foundation offers a home test kit for vitamin D. It is Item # LC081950 or the Vitamin D Hydroxy 25 Blood Test. The foundations website is lifeextension.com. The cost is $62.67. You can order a test kit by calling 1-800-208-3444. They provide instructions on where to go locally to have blood sample drawn for the test. The kits are not available in Maryland. Note: Life Extension Foundation recommends taking 5000 i.u. of vitamin D 3 daily for one month before taking the test. They state that 50 ng/ml for vitamin D blood serum levels is an ideal target goal.
Note: A few people are now taking 10,000 i.u daily of Vitamin D along with Black Seed powder for their health conditions including HIV. I am convinced that Black Seed powder alone [even with honey added] won't do its magic if Vitamin D levels are low (below 30 ng/ml). It will take some time for results of this combination protocol to trickle in, so keep your hopes alive and your powder dry.
Betulinic Acid from White Birch Bark kills Melanoma cancer cells
Clin Cancer Res. 2003 Jul;9(7):2866-75. Betulinic acid-induced programmed cell death in human melanoma cells involves mitogen-activated protein kinase activation. Tan Y1, Yu R, Pezzuto JM.
The following are excerpts from this Abstract -
"Abstract Betulinic acid, a naturally occurring triterpene found in the bark of the white birch tree, has been demonstrated to induce programmed cell death with melanoma and certain neuroectodermal tumor cells. We demonstrate currently that treatment of cultured UISO-Mel-1 (human melanoma cells) with betulinic acid leads to the activation of p38 and stress activated protein kinase/c-Jun NH(2)-terminal kinase [widely accepted proapoptotic mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs)] with no change in the phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated kinases (antiapoptotic MAPK). Moreover, these results support a link between the MAPKs and reactive oxygen species (ROS). As demonstrated previously, cells treated with betulinic acid generate ROS. Preincubation of cells with antioxidants blocks the process of programmed cell death, and prevents the phosphorylation of p38 and stress activated protein kinase/c-Jun NH(2)-terminal kinase."
"These data suggest that ROS act upstream of the MAPKs in the signaling pathway of betulinic acid. In addition to mediating these responses, treatment of cells with betulinic acid resulted in a gradual depolarization of mitochondrial membrane potential, a phenomenon established to contribute to the induction of programmed cell death. Interestingly, p38 was capable of partially modulating this perturbation, and investigations of mitochondria-associated apoptotic events indicate no involvement of known caspases. These data provide additional insight in regard to the mechanism by which betulinic acid induces programmed cell death in cultured human melanoma cells, and it likely that similar responses contribute to the antitumor effect mediated with human melanoma carried in athymic mice."
Supplement Sources - Betulinic acid comes from the Chaga mushroom that grows on wild white birch trees. It is becomming increasingly popular as an anticancer treatement for melanoma. A search on the internet will reveal several sources. North American Herb and Spice Co has wild crafted Chaga mushroom powder from White Birch trees. They state: "Chaga mushroom contains many beneficial active compounds such as sterols, polyphenols, betulin, and betulinic acid, the benefits of which are well published." A synergistic trio: Chaga mushrooms with betulinic cid, Vitamin D3 and Black Seed powder.
Note: Being that it is a natural product and is not patentable, it will never be approved by the FDA as the law requires a [synthetic] patentable compound. To treat a disease such as cancer with Chaga, see a health care professional knowledgeable in herbal medicine. Research shows that high doses of anti-oxidants (vitamin C etc) will cancel the benefits of Chaga and also conventional chemotherapy as these remedies release ROS (Radical Oxygen Species] to kill the cancer cells.
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July 1st 2015. The latest Journal of Immunity Vol 13, No 2, focuses on the role of sunlight and vitamin D in health andimmune restoration
Article Summaries: Vitamin D from sunlight improves and restores immune function. Vitamin D as a co-factor with Black Seed to activate its benefits. Case reports - Black Seed improves blood cancer markers. Three case reports for Europe and the United States where Black Seed was used as a monotherapy for HIV for 6 months failed to duplicate the impressive Nigerian studies. Keep Hope Alive's analysis at this stage is that vitamin D levels in the Nigerian HIV patients was likely several times higher than in the US and European test cases and may account for the differences in results.
Five scientific studies have found a positive correlation between vitamin D and CD4 counts. Studies also found that most persons in the United States with HIV are severely depleted in vitamin D. The same researchers have found that the drugs AZT, efavirenz and tenofovir are linked to lower serum levels of vitamin D.
My personal experience with psoriasis, outdoor and indoor tanning and vitamin D supplements by Conrad LeBeau. How I dust mite proofed my bedroom. 18 health conditions listed that are linked to vitamin D deficiency. Why sun tan oil and sun screen lotion is bad for your health by blocking UVB rays from reaching your skin thus reducing vitamin D production. The role of vitamin D in hepatitis C. Books on vitamin D. The FDA v LeBeau update - oral arguments are now scheduled for July 21st. Enjoy the 8 page newsletter here.
June 30, 2015: San Diego, CA. A case report on Sun light exposure increasing CD4 counts over a 3 month period.
The name Rob is used to protect his identity. I have known Rob for over 20 years - talked with him hundreds of times although we never met in person. He has been HIV+ since 1993. As long as I can remember Rob had CD4 counts in the 250 to 300 range. He has been on the same drug combination for the past 10 years with a non-detectable viral load and no adverse effects. He had been living in Seattle, WA for several years but found the lack of sunshine depressing. He said he usually did not spend more than one hour outdoors daily due to the rainy and cloudy weather in Seattle.
Last fall he moved to San Diego and began to spend about 3 hours a day outdoors. Within 3 months of his moving to San Diego and spending time outdoors in sunny California, his CD4 count increased about 200 points from 300 to about 500. He said he did not use suntan oil or lotion. There were no changes in his diet or meds. We discussed the 1997 case of Chris Dafoe whose viral load became non-detectable after spending almost 3 months in the jungles of South America with friends. His case was reprinted from Report No 14 and emailed to the Black Seed users group within the past 2 weeks. In 1997 we thought at the time it was the coconut he ate daily that brought his viral load down from 600,000 to non-detectable levels in less than 3 months but now believe his all day exposure to the sun was equally or even more important than his daily consumption of coconuts. His comment to me that he had acquired a nice tan after spending nearly 3 months in the jungle was not printed at the time but I did recall it in the past month while analyzing why test cases did not duplicate the amazing results using Black Seed that was so effective in the Nigerian case studies. It is never too late to find the missing piece to a puzzle, even if it is a puzzle called AIDS, and the Sun in our bright blue sky is the missing piece.
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A six month Black Seed mono-therapy case report from Europe fails to duplicate the Nigerian case studies
A case report from Europe, (relayed by Denis of Croatia last month) where the HIV meds were stopped for 6 months to use Black seed as a mono-therapy failed to duplicate the results of the Nigerian studies by Dr. Onifade et al. After 6 months of using black seed powder mixed with honey (2 or more teaspoons three times a day) CD4 counts were lower than baseline while the viral load for HIV had increased. This occurred even though the person reported he was asymptomatic, had more energy, better lipid blood levels, than before using the black seed. Here is an excerpt -
May 26th from Denis of Croatia - firstname.lastname@example.org
My friend has been taking black seed honey (made by Onifade's recipe) and his new results are worse than ones from the beginning. Somewhere about christmass: Cd4 1100 and ViralLoad about 800 This is the time he stopped with meds and started using nigella powder honey New results from may 26: Cd4 300 and VL 150 000
According to his email, his friend has gone back to using the HIV meds. The disparities in results raises some questions including the following -
1. Did the Nigerian patients have HIV-1 or HIV-2 in Onifade's study? The HIV-2 strain is known to be disseminated in some parts of the world. Was the strain of HIV in the Nigerian studies HIV-2? [a weaker strain.] June 7th - A search of the medical literature today found both HIV-1 and 2 prevalent in Nigeria. One study found about 60% infected with type 1 and 40% with type 2. This does not answer the question of Onidfade's patients but it is unlikely all his patients had the type 2 HIV virus. Therefore, we need to look at other reasons as to why he got such amazing results with the Black Seed and honey remedy.
2. Immune System priming with Treatment interruptions: When there are no drugs used, the person’s own immune system is challenged to defend the host. Treatment interruptions both test and challenge the immune system simultaneously to defend against germs, viruses and other pathogens. How many of these Nigerian patients had one or more drug treatment interruptions? How many never used any drugs at all since becomming infected with HIV - leaving the sole defense of their body to their own immune system?
3. Drug Virgins - There are a handful of cases in the United States where HIV+ persons have refused to take prescribed HIV drugs from the onset. When using the Black Seeds or the Black Seed powder as a mono-therapy, there are several who report rather amazing symptomatic relief like swollen lymph nodes returning to normal, and more energy, in fact, they report most symptoms vanish within 2 or 3 weeks. Is the hypothesis that Black Seed may work better when the immune system is under challenge (attack) a valid one? Do drug virgins respond to the black seed remedy more effectively because their immune system is under challenge?
4 The Sun – Does Black Seed therapy also require the person to have significant daily exposure to the sun to activate the benefits of using Black Seed? Could the sun have a significant role and be a co-factor in strengthening and balancing the immune response to HIV? In Nigeria, a country closer to the Equator than is either the United States or Europe, Dr. Onifade’s test patients probably received significantly more exposure to the sun than had they lived in either the United States or Europe. Was daily exposure to the sun a factor that helped produce the results reported in the scientific articles he co-authored? Would increasing the levels of vitamin D from exposure to more sunlight or supplementation with vitamin D3 help the immune system in its battle against HIV as it has against other diseases like hepatitis B?
Finally, did increased daily exposure to sunlight improve the immune response of Onifade's patients even from the onset of his studies where the base line of HIV was surprisingly low - usually less than 50,000 (as measured by pcr)?
The following abstract published earlier this year raises the possibility that daily sunlight exposure was a co-factor in the Nigerian patients that was missing in the random Black Seed test cases here in the United States and Europe. The following abstract is reprinted in its entirely. [We have not yet obtained the full text article of this study.]
Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 2015 May;93(5):363-8. doi: 10.1139/cjpp-2014-0352. Epub 2015 Jan 26.
An update on the association of vitamin D deficiency with common infectious disease.
Authors - Watkins RR1, Lemonovich TL, Salata RA.
"Vitamin D plays an important role in modulating the immune response to infections. Deficiency of vitamin D is a common condition, affecting both the general population and patients in health care facilities. Over the last decade, an increasing body of evidence has shown an association between vitamin D deficiency and an increased risk for acquiring several infectious diseases, as well as poorer outcomes in vitamin D deficient patients with infections. This review details recent developments in understanding the role of vitamin D in immunity, the antibacterial actions of vitamin D, the association between vitamin D deficiency and common infections (like sepsis, pneumonia, influenza, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV)), potential therapeutic implications for vitamin D replacement, and future research directions."
All of the test cases in the Onifade Black Seed studies had unusually low level of HIV infection at the onset of using this remedy. Published studies on the prevalence of HIV-1 and HIV-2 in Nigeria indicate they are about equal with slightly more HIV-1 in the general population. It is plausible to that some of the Nigerian patients had HIV-1 and others HIV-2 and a few may have had both. Considering how much closer to the Equator Nigeria is than Europe or the United States, the Nigerian patients daily exposure to sunlight was probably greater than the individual test cases here in the United States and Europe. Because the research on vitamin D is so exhaustive, and this research supports the need for more vitamin D in many subsets of illnesses, I refer you to this link at Pubmed to read to your hearts content on the association between vitamin D and immunity. It has links to 2292 scientific articles.
Update June 8th. I located the following article this morning on the status of vitamin D levels in Nigerian children. Although this article shows that Nigerian children spend an average of 8.3 hours a day outdoors, all have vitamin D levels in excess of 10 ng/ml.
Conclusion - inspite of their dark skin, African children in this study were not deficient in Vitamin D. This also provides proof that inspite of their pigmented skin, Nigerians who spend several hours day outdoors are making vitamin D that impacts their blood serum levels. While this article does not provide positive proof that Onifade's test patients spent 8 plus hours a day outdoors and also had adequate serum levels of vitamin D, this article does show that other Nigerians tested were converting sunlight into vitamin D at adequate levels. [The abstractbelow states that a calcium deficiency, not a vitamin D deficiency, is what contributes to rickets in Nigerian children]
Absence of vitamin D deficiency in young Nigerian children.
J Pediatr. 1998 Dec;133(6):740-4.
Pfitzner MA1, Thacher TD, Pettifor JM, Zoakah AI, Lawson JO, Isichei CO, Fischer PR. Author information Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in young Nigerian children residing in an area where nutritional rickets is common.
STUDY DESIGN: A randomized cluster sample of children aged 6 to 35 months in Jos, Nigeria.
RESULTS: Of 218 children evaluated, no child in the study had a 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) concentration <10 ng/mL (the generally held definition of vitamin D deficiency). Children spent an average of 8.3 hours per day outside of the home. Twenty children (9.2%) had clinical findings of rickets. Children with clinical signs of rickets were more likely to be not currently breast fed and have significantly lower serum calcium concentrations than those without signs of rickets (9.1 vs 9.4 mg/dL, respectively, P =.01). Yet, 25-OHD levels were not significantly different between those children with clinical signs of rickets and those without such clinical signs.
CONCLUSION: Vitamin D deficiency was not found in this population of young children in whom clinical rickets is common. This is consistent with the hypothesis that dietary calcium insufficiency, without preexisting vitamin D deficiency, accounts for the development of clinical rickets in Nigerian children.
[Note: I am including this article because of an email I received this morning in response to yesterday's postings on this website on my theory that sunlight and adequate vitamin D levels in Onifade's test patients helped their immune system keep HIV viral loads under 50K and that vitamin D levels resulting from exposure to the sun was a co-factor withthe use of Black Seed in the experiments impressive results.
Now, here are a few things to consider doing now and taking notes on:
1. If you are under a doctor's case, ask for a blood serum test of vitamin D levels and while you are at it, ask for selenium levels as well. If you have AIDs or cancer, you want these numbers to be on the upper end of the reference range to maximize their immune enhancing and anti-inflammatory benefits.
2. If you cannot get 30 minutes or more of daily exposure to the sun from 11 am to 2 pm, then consider 15 to 20 minutes using a sun tanning bed 3 to 5 times a week, or, if you are allergic to sunlight, then take Vitamin D3 as a supplement at 5000 to 10,000 i.u daily while your doctor monitors your blood levels. Take adequate magnesium (500 to 1000 mg daily) to insure proper utilization of the Vitamin D.
3. Keep track to determine if a rise in blood levels of vitamin D3 (and selenium) correlate to an increase in CD4 counts and a decrease in the viral load while using Black Seed or prescribed meds as a remedy. Note - you can increase selenium levels by eating 4 to 8 Brazil nuts daily - they are the world's richest source of selenium.
I will have considerably more to say on the subject sunlight, sun tanning and immunity in future postings and in the next Journal of Immunity.
Send us an email with your comments, and/or personal experiences. You can also ask to be placed on our Black Seed email group list for special periodic mailings. For additonal help see our book on immune restoration and other publications.
Update on Patient D - local female with bone cancer I reported about on May 1st on this home page. She told me last week that her CA 27.29 test now indicates it has declined to 45 down from 47 last month. It was 103 last year and gradually declined to 62. When she added Black Seed capsules early in April, it dropped to 47 within 3 weeks. She also undergoes periodic treatments with low dose chemotherapy along with several other protocols. She also says she takes 10,000 i.u. daily of vitamin D3.
May 15 2015 News and Updates
United States Dept of Agriculture (USDA) introduces a GMO-free certifcation program for non-GMO foods. The Non - GMO labeling program is voluntary.
The Associated Press (AP) reported in this mornings Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the "Agriculture Department has developed a new government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients."
The certification by the USDA would be voluntary. - Companies that requested this service would have to pay for it. Foods approved for the Non-GMO label would carry a "USDA Process Verified" statement along along with the a label that says they are free of GMOs.
The Journal article stated that "Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack outlined the new certification in a May 1 letter to USDA employees, saying it was being done at the request of a "leading global company," which he did not identify."
I have observed two marketing phenomena that are sweeping the country. Within the past two years, there is a growing nationwide movement for mainstream grocery stores to add and expand their list of organic foods. Increasingly, more companies are also placing GMO-free labels on foods they produce and market. Recently "Smart Balance" that makes a buttery spread that competes with margarine has added a "non-gmo"pledge to several of their products and "I Can't Believe it's not Butter" has just also added a non-gmo label to one of their products. Many private companies also use a label developed by a nonprofit organization called the Non-GMO Project. The organic label also verifies that the food is GMO free as GMO ingredients are prohibited from being used in foods that are certified as Organic.
The AP article in the Journal Sentinel also wrote that -
Gary Hirshberg, chairman of the Just Label It campaign and co-founder of the organic yogurt company Stonyfield Farm, said the labels were a small step in the right direction but more is needed. "Mandatory labeling of GMOs would allow consumers to vote with their dollars and have a say in the type of agriculture they would like to see in this country," Hirshberg said.
Phone Calls and Emails from the Black Seed Users Group
I receive emails from anxious readers who wonder if the dose they are taking is sufficient. At this juncture, every dose anyone uses is experimental. Based on 6 out of 6 cases, the only consensus so far is to not use the black seed oil as the results are disappointing. Doses being used range from 1.5 teaspoons of the powder which is about 3 grams in one case to 6000 mg (6 grams) in another case to 4 teaspoons (8 grams) of the powder twice a day in another case.
The person taking 6 grams daily takes 5 capsules of the Swanson Vitamin Black Seed powder capsules 3 times a day with meals. So far everyone reports that the use of Black Seed is well tolerated. Black seed users report their symptoms are going away and they feel better. However, lab results from persons using black seed powder as a mono-therapy for 3 months or longer are lacking. Two persons who are using black seed as a mono-therapy emailed their results after 30 days and the CD4 counts declined in both cases, which was not unexpected. We are waiting for follow up test results and in particular at the 3 month mark. In some cases in the African studies, the CD4 counts initially declined then rebounded a few month later.
My theory on why this is happening is that Black Seed is more effective as an immune modulator for HIV than as a strict anti-viral. By balancing the Th1/Th2 branches of the immune system and restoring normal immune function, Black Seed therapy may eventually enable the body to handle the virus without prescribed drugs. The anti-AIDS and anti-cancer effects of Black Seed are most likely due to its ability to correct deficiencies and defects in the immune system.
Some tests that are not being done to measure the effects of Black Seed and other immune modulators are Natural Killer Cell Function, antigen presentation, interleukin 6 levels (il-6) Delayed Type Hypersensitivity - type 4 and DCH for the skin prick test that measures the immune system's reaction to a foreign protein or virus. IL-6 is an inflammatory immune protein that is elevated in AIDS, cancer, hepatitis and many other chronic conditions. Tests for selenium levels, Glutathione and oxidative stress are also important markers for the body's defense against inflammation that is associated with elevated IL-6, C-reactive protein and Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF). Note - Chapter 3 of the Immune Restoration Handbook has detailed information on Immune Diagnostic tests and a list of immune modulators are provided.
The best initial lab results being reported are when Black Seed is used along with prescribed Meds. An example is a female from Harlem, NY, who used prescribed meds and black seed powder for 2 months. She used 4 teaspoons of the powder which she mixed in water or juice and took this twice a day with meals along with her HIV drugs. The result after 2 months was an increase in CD4 counts from 390 to 600 and a decrease in viral load from 21000 to 300. However, these number alone do not tell us how extensive the immune restoration is or if the CD4/CD8 ratio has improved or returned to a normal reference range. A normal range would be from 1.0 to 2.0 - an average being 1.6.
The reader from Harlem did not know what the CD8 absolute number was and did not know what the CD4/ CD8 ratio was either or the importance of these lab numbers.
Note and updated suggestions: It would be prudent for persons with a CD4 count below 200 to stay on a combination of the prescribed meds and the Black Seed for 3 months or longer until the CD4 counts are above 300 before dropping the HIV meds and going solo with the Black Seed powder. The 90 day period of using Black Seed with the HIV meds is to allow for some immune restoration to take place before the antiviral drugs are stopped or interrupted. Otherwise, you may see a spike in the viral load and a decline in the CD4 counts.
For those diehards who won't use any HIV meds, I would suggest starting off with a higher dose of Black Seed powder from 6000 mg (6 grams) or even more. Five Swanson Black Seed caps 3 times a day would provide 6 grams as would 4 Amazing Herbs Black Seed caps 3 times a day. For the users of the powder - one level measuring teaspoon is about 2 grams. Doing the math - that would be one tsp with meals 3 times a day.
Why paying attention to the CD8 counts and the CD4/CD8 ratio is important in HIV/AIDS.
It is important to remember that AIDS is a condition of imbalance and exhaustion of the immune system, not simply a viral infection. The immune system's initial response to the HIV virus is to flip or invert the CD4/ CD8 ratio. An example of a normal before HIV immune status is a CD4 count of 800 and a CD8 count of 500. If you divide 800 by 500, you get 1.6 and that is a normal CD4/CD8 ratio.
After HIV infection, you might get the opposite - a CD4 count of 400 and a CD8 count of 800. When you divide 400 by 800 it is 0.5 or one-half. 0.5 give or take 4 points is a set of numbers that indicates active HIV infection somewhere in the body, probably in the lymph nodes. In Dr. Onifade's et al studies in Nigeria, we were not given information on the CD4/CD8 ratios and how black seed therapy changed those ratios. In my opinion, of the 6 reported cures of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, none of these cures would be possible without a return to a normal CD4/ CD8 ratio. This because CD8 cytotoxic lymphocytes are activated to control and suppress HIV activity. Since many of the CD4 cells as the generals of the immune system are infected, there activity is thus suppressed. Except for a few rare cases, the immune response does not clear the virus from the body.
The TH2 response is the antibody branch of the immune system. Unless the immune system is balanced TH1/TH2, and activated, the persons is susceptible to a wide range of infections and cancers. Most of the immune system is in the peyer's patches and lymph nodes of the intestines. It is in the byproducts of digestion where most of the HIV viruses are activated. In the past, we found that a diet high in fiber and probiotics produced stools that were large in diameter and floated on water in the toilet bowl. Those whose stools were large in diameter and floated had rising CD4 cells counts and those whose stools were small in diameter sank had declining CD4 counts. (The small diameter stools indicate inflammation in the intestines and the sinkers indicate too much unfriendly flora like e-coli and candida). Natural sources of probiotics include raw bee pollen, raw cabbage, raw vegetables, yogurt, kefir, raw apple cider vinegar and kombuchu tea.
Disclaimer: Nothing you read here is medical advice. See the doctor of your choice and consult with him or her about your condition and your treatment options. It is OK to reprint articles from this website and hand them to your doctor. Most will appreciate this information. Be sure to let your doctor know of any dietary or supplement changes to your life style and treatment protocol including your use of Black Seed.
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Next update June 1st
May 1, 2015 News
West Allis, WI. Black Seed powder reported to have improved blood cancer markers in a local patient.
On April 27, a local female cancer patient (Patient D) told Keep Hope Alive that she has been treated for bone cancer with chemotherapy since July of 2014. Patient D who walks with a cane and is in her 50's said that she has osteocarcinoma (bone cancer). She said her oncologist has been tracking her progress with a blood test called CA 27.29. Last summer this marker was 103 and with chemotherapy it has dropped to 62.
However, on April 7th, she added 3 Black Seed powder capsules taken twice a day to her chemotherapy regimen. A follow up test 14 days later showed the CA 27.29 marker had dropped from 62 to 47. This is an encouraging sign indicating that the cancer activity was declining. In about.com, they report that "CA 27.29 is a mucus-containing protein that is produced by the MUC-1 gene." Breast cancer cells and some other types of cancers will shed copies of the CA 27.29 protein into the bloodstream. When CA 27.29 numbers decline it indicates the cancer is less active or declining and that the treatment is probably working.
She (patient D) continues using the Black Seed powder along with the chemotherapy and will have a follow up test in another 2 weeks. She told me she also started taking 800 mcg daily of Phytosel - a plant based selenium distributed by ojibwatea.com about the same time. Selenium's role in the prevention and treatment of cancer is well documented with numerous scientific citations in the Immune Restoration Handbook.
However, in our conversation, she said she thought it was the Black Seed capsules that contributed to the decline in her cancer blood markers leaving her hopeful that more good news will follow.
Immunology - Dispelling Myths about HIV by Jay Levy
Jay Levy from the University of California in San Francisco authored an article on the immunology of HIV progressions that discusses the role of innate immunity in controlling the virus. His article was published in Trends in Bimolecular Medicine. The article Dispelling myths and focusing on notable concepts in HIV is worth reading.
37 people are now on our Black Seed mailing. list. So far, a total of six persons have reported that they were disappointed with the black seed oil and have switched to the black seed powder. No one to date has reported satisfactory results using the oil. Also, lab results trickle in slowly, and at a pace we do not control. We will report them as they arrive. I note that protocols from various readers almost never duplicate each other exactly. A majority mix conventional medical treatments with Black Seed powder and other natural remedies. This confuses how to interpret the many positive results reported.
It is notable that no one on our email list has reported that the black seed powder did not help them. The few who are using black seed powder as a monotherapy are urged to update us frequently with their results. One reader wrote that he thought that buying the whole seeds and grinding them with a coffee grinder would produce the best results. Another reader was sceptical of the quality of some of Swanson's products due to their rock bottom prices.
Another reader wrote recently that he found the Life Extension Foundation distributes Black Seed powder in capsules. This now makes 4 sources for the capsules - the other three being amazingherbs.com, swansonvitamins.com, and Northern Herb and Spice Co. ......................Next update May 15th
April 15, 2015
A short summary of supplements and drugs used by readers since 1994 and reported on this website to increase CD4 helper cell counts. This summary was sent to a reader who decided to try the Black Seed powder remedy for HIV.
To (name withheld) I do remember talking to you last fall while you were in New York and homeless. If I was in your shoes, I would use both the black seed - 1 tsp of powder in water or fruit juice twice a day, and the prescribed HIV meds, at least until my CD4 count was 200 or higher before dropping the meds. and going solo on the Black Seed powder. I've read that when your CD4 count get real low, like yours, it takes a long time for them to come back or increase dramatically.
However, there are some remedies printed at keephopealive.org that do this and there are 20 years of writings here - a ton on information on immune restoration and increasing CD4 counts for anyone who takes the time to explore it. Here are a few off the top of my head ideas to increase CD4 Counts. To learn more - go to keephopealive.org and type in the first word in bold lettering into the Search Box at the top of the right column. Add the search term "CD4" without the quotes may help you select more relevant links. Search each of the 18 items listed below. Be creative - try this search term "increases CD4 counts" with the quotes included. Plan to spend a few hours reading and taking notes.
1. Thymus tablets - dissolve one daily under the tongue
2. Zinc supplementation - 50 mg zinc once daily or eat a handful of pumpkin seeds.
3. Castor oil - one teaspoon daily by mouth or do castor oil packs over the liver once day
4. Sun tanning until you get a nice brown tan or take up to 5000 units daily of vitamin D3.
5. Maitake mushrooms - 3 to 6 capsules daily
6. Iquilia - homeopathic remedy ordered from Austria . This low cost remedy increased CD4 counts rapidly but when used with HIV meds. Without HIV meds, it had little effect. To date, Iquilia has not yet been tested with the use of Black Seed powder.
7. Prednisone - 10 mg daily in the AM (prescribed anti-inflammatory)
8. Naltrexone - 3 to 4.5 mg once daily before bedtime.
9. Astragalus - chinese herb - take 1000 mg daily
10 Whey protein - 10 to 20 grams dissolved in fruit juice once a day. - increases glutathione levels
11. Plant based selenium - 4 Brazil nuts daily or take Phytosel - two tablets 200 mcg each twice a day (Total 800 mcg daily) or use a selenium product derived from yeast. (there are no live yeast in these products). Selenium derived from plants including yeast increase immunity to candida albicans and pathogenic fungal activity.
12. Black seed powder - 1 tsp in fruit juice twice day or 3 or 4 capsules twice day.
13. Solgar Brewer's yeast powder (it is grown in blackstrap molasses) - a potent source of natural B vitamins, DNA and RNA, trace minerals, protein, and phyto-nutrients. This product does not contain live yeast and increases immunity to candida albicans and pathogenic fungal activity.
14. Raw garlic - 1 clove on rye bread or crackers three times day.
15. Coconut oil and/or eating cultured or pickled foods.
16. Probiotics - L. Plantarum and or L. Rhamnosus.
17. A High fiber raw food diet will get your stools to float on water (See the Immune Restoration Handbook section on diet). In one survey we done in the early 1990's we found that when the stools float, the CD4 counts rise and when the stools sink, the CD4 counts would also drop.
18. Follow a hypoallergenic diet if possible. (common food allergens are pasteurized milk products like ice cream and milk, also eggs, soy, sugar and refined sweets, too much chocolate, gluten from wheat and white pasta and breads, GMO corn and soy. Search common food allergens at keephopealive.org.
Avoid toxic foods and common food sensitivities and to much sugar. Sugar, corn syrup and soda depress the white blood cells and immune response. Hard liquor also depress the immune response. Beer that is naturally brewed does not depress the immune response and is a source of B vitamins and beta glucan.
Walking and water. Don't walk on water unless you are Jesus. Taking long slow walks while exposing your skin to the sun and drinking lots of clean water detoxifies the body and helps to rebuild the immune system.
Note: Norvir - a prescription drug that is used to boost HIV med treatments - ask to add Norvir (100 mg) once or twice a day to boost the immune response that includes DTH type 4. Naturally almost no one will do all the above, so read the published research and do what you can fit into your budget and schedule. Take Care. Conrad.
As for the Black Seed Oil, two sources have reported that Black Seed oil from Saudi Arabia has the most therapeutic value. The oil from Saudi Arabia is reported to have a dark oil and a more bitter taste than the oil from other countries. Since all the black seed oil used in the 5 HIV cases did not come from Saudi Arabia, and did not have noticeable benefits, I located a source of Saudi Arabian black Seed oil from the islamicbookstore.com and ordered a small sample for testing purposes.
A local cancer patient (Donna) who has osteocarcinoma (bone cancer) recently added Blackseed powder and plant based selenium to her daily regimen. She is taking 3 Amazing Herbs Blackseed powder capsules twice daily along with two Phytosel Natural Selenium tablets each containing 200 mcg of natural selenium. Results will be followed.
Note that most selenium supplements sold in health food stores and drug stores are syntheticly made and not derived from either plant or animal. L seleno-methionine is not of natural or plant origin and should be avoided due to a lack of safety studies. Adverse effects from using seleno-methionine in doses above 200 mcg daily have been reported on this website.
Use the search box in the right column and enter the word phytosel, to learn more about this plant based selenium derived from Indian mustard greens. Other plant based selenium sources include Brazil Nuts and yeast grown selenium. Selenium supplements labeled "yeast free" are usually synthetic in origin and should be avoided.
Our next update will be May 1st.
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April 2nd 2015 Here is the link to the full text copy of the latest issue of the
Journal of Immunity. This special edition is devoted to the therapeutic potential of Black Seed for more than 30 disease and health conditions. The article is a summary of relevant research derived from 117 published scientific treatises analyzed by Aftab Ahmad and 7 cohorts from India and Saudi Arabia. Enjoy.
Photo on the upper left is of the Nigella Sativa flower. Next update April 15
April 1st - No - this is not an April fools joke - the full text article of the latest issue of the Journal of Immunity is in the printers and will be posted here in its entirety tomorrow evening - April 2nd - Conrad.
March 30th - A new shipment of San Damiano "Miraculous" water arrived today - the beginning of Holy week. However, orders are limited to 4 bottles each until more supplies arrive. Order here
March 23rd - Breaking News. World Health Organization:
Weed kill ingredient used in Monsanto products probably causes cancer.
by Vince Brennan
St Louis Business Journal - excerpts -
World Health Organization officials announced on Friday that the active ingredient in Monsanto's herbicide Roundup was "classified as probably carcinogenic to humans." The announcement was made by the WHO's cancer arm, the International Agency for the Research on Cancer. The agency had examined glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, according to Reuters.
In addition, the group said there was "limited evidence" that glyphosate could cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Monsanto responded by saying the scientific data did not support the WHO finding and called the group to hold a urgent meeting over the matter. Read more here
With WHO now against Monsanto's herbicide, the Organic Consumers Assn has just started a petition drive to the EPA to ban Monsanto's herbicide - glyphosphate. Read more here.
next update April 1st
March 17 Report (next update April 1st)
Nigella Sativa (Black Seed) – A review of the scientific literature finds unparalleled therapeutic potential for many health conditions
More than 600 scientific articles published in medical journals support the hypothesis that black seed has a range of medical and potential medical benefits possibly unparalleled in the history of medicinal herbs. In the last two issues of this journal, we have written about the use and benefits of Black Seed powder in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. More than 60 cases have been written about in medical journals where HIV+ persons used Black Seed powder and increased CD4 counts while a majority reduced their viral loads to non-detectable levels in about 4 months. Also, six outright cures are reported in published studies where sustained sero-conversions have occurred.
We are also interested in finding out if this low cost remedy will cure Hepatitis C and cancer. Standard treatments for cancer cost $10,000 or more per month, and there is reported to be a $86,000 cure for hepatitis C (hepc.com). Of course, these patented remedies are FDA approved and the market monopolies thus created are protected by FDA attorneys with their regulatory schemes.
In this report, we will review the published scientific research on the use of Nigella Sativa for a wide range of other illnesses and conditions as well as new developments in case reports. An article (1) published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine in May of 2013 offers one of the most thorough reviews of the scientific literature on black seed research and its therapeutic potential that has ever been published. [This article is now posted at keephopealive.org as a full text scientific article. Depending on the font size you use– it prints out anywhere from 15 to as much as 38 pages.]
“A Review on therapeutic potential of Nigella sativa: A miracle Herb” is written by Aftab Ahmad, and 7 of his cohorts from Saudi Arabia and India. The article is referenced by 117 scientific citations on clinical studies, experiments, and research of Black Seed’s medicinal properties. In their review, they reported Nigella Sativa is a widely used plant in traditional systems of medicine including Unani, Tibb, Ayurveda and Siddha. In the Tibb-e-Nabwi (Prophetic Medicine) its use has been recommended on a regular basis. Historically, black seed as a medicine. It has also been used as a spice for seasoning for soups, breads, and pickles.
1. Asian Pac J Trop Biomed. 2013 May;3(5):337-52 Nigella Sativa’s Historical use as a Medicine.
In the Asian Pac J Trop Biomed, A Ahmad et al state: “The seeds of N. sativa are widely used in the treatment of various diseases like bronchitis, asthma, diarrhea, rheumatism and skin disorders. It is also used as liver tonic, digestive, anti-diarrheal, appetite stimulant, emmenagogue, to increase milk production in nursing mothers to fight parasitic infections, and to support immune system.”
On its therapeutic properties, the Biomed article states: “N. sativa has been extensively studied for its biological activities and therapeutic potential and shown to possess wide spectrum of activities viz. as diuretic, antihypertensive, antidiabetic, anticancer and immunomodulatory, analgesic, antimicrobial, anthelmintics, analgesics and anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic, bronchodilator, gastroprotective, hepatoprotective, renal protective and antioxidant properties.”
Active compounds in black seeds include a long list of scientific names like thymoquinone, P-cymene, carvacrol, and saponin a potential anti-cancer agent. Listing 100 or more scientific names won’t mean a lot to the average reader. With more than 100 compounds identified in the literature, I decided not to list them here. They are listed in the full text article on our website. Unlike single compounds that are patented, whole black seed is one impressive collection of pharmacological chemicals in unique proportions to one another that no scientist has ever duplicated.
Black seed as a folk remedy
Black seeds have a long history of use in Indian and Arabian civilizations as both a food and a medicine. A. Ahmad reports on the traditional the use of black seed for “respiratory system, digestive tract, kidney and liver function, cardio vascular system and immune system support, as well as for general well-being.” The seeds have also been used traditionally for asthma, bronchitis, rheumatism, and other inflammatory diseases.
[The full review article will be published in the next issue of the Journal of Immunity and should be available here online by April 1st. By then, I hope to have some updated results on the use of black seed powder in the treatment of HIV.]
Therapeutic doses used in case studies reported thus far range from 500 mg of black seed powder per 25 pounds of body weight to double that amount used in some of the Nigerian studies. In other words, a person weighing 150 lbs would use 3 capsules or more twice daily - usually with meals. A higher dose could be 3 capsules taken 3 times a day with meals. Based on body weight, a 100 lb person would take a total of 2 capsules twice a day (4 total) each day and a 200 lb person would take 4 twice a day (8 total). When the seed powder is used, a level measuring teaspoon equals about 1900 to 2000 mg or about 4 capsules when using the amazingherbs.com original formula. There are many other good sources available on the internet that anyone can locate with their search engine. As the saying goes - Google it. ]
Dr Ahmed's article in the Asian Pac J. Trop Biomed. 2013 May;3(5):337-52 Nigella Sativa's Historical use as a medicine is now available here as a full text scientific article. For all full text articles published on this website, use the link in the green column on the right or click here.
Other news: Our supply of Miraculous Water from San Damiano, Italy, ran out about 6 weeks ago. Even though we have a tracking number, a shipment of San Damiano water to us has been lost somewhere in the U.S. mail. We have requested another shipment while attempts to trace the Feb. 1st shipment have been undertaken with the Italian postal service in San Damiano. At this point, we don't know when we will have more water to ship out. When we do, we will post a notice here and at our page for ordering books and other religious articles.
FDA vs. me. My legal tussle with the FDA over whether they should continue to have the legal authority to classify foods as drugs based solely on their intended use to prevent or mitigate disease is still being reviewed by Federal Judge Charles Clevert. It is now 2 years and counting, and there is still no indication that a decision will be coming anytime soon. Justice delayed is justice denied.
Growing Old an absolutely stunning video slide presentation with messages for all ages from 1 to 100
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March 1, 2015 Report - Dr Moskowitz critically evaluates mandatory vaccines
An article in Health Impact News by Richard Moskowitz MD discusses "The Case against Immunizations." Dr. Moskowitz discusses his views and experiences as a practicing physician. What follows is an excerpt and a link to the original article. The article also has links to 13 additional health care professionals who have written treatises questioning the safety of some of today's vaccines.
By Richard Moskowitz, M. D. DoctorRMosk.com
"For the past ten years or so, I have felt a deep and growing compunction against giving routine vaccinations to children. It began with the fundamental belief that people have the right to make that choice for themselves. But eventually the day came when I could no longer bring myself to give the shots, even when the parents wished me to. I have always believed that the attempt to eradicate entire microbial species from the biosphere must inevitably upset the balance of Nature in fundamental ways that we can as yet scarcely imagine. Such concerns loom ever larger as new vaccines continue to be developed, seemingly for no better reason than that we have the technical capacity to make them, and thereby to demonstrate our right and power as a civilization to manipulate the evolutionary process itself.
"Purely from the viewpoint of our own species, even if we could be sure that the vaccines were harmless, the fact remains that they are compulsory, that all children are required to undergo them, without sensitivity or proper regard for basic differences in individual susceptibility, to say nothing of the values and wishes of the parents and the children themselves. Most people can readily accept the fact that, from time to time, certain laws may be necessary for the public good that some of us strongly disagree with. But the issue in this case involves nothing less than the introduction of foreign proteins or even live viruses into the bloodstream of entire populations.
"For that reason alone, the public is surely entitled to convincing proof, beyond any reasonable doubt, that artificial immunization is in fact a safe and effective procedure, in no way injurious to health, and that the threat of the corresponding natural diseases remains sufficiently clear and urgent to warrant the mass inoculation of everyone, even against their will if necessary. Unfortunately, such proof has never been given; and even if it could be, continuing to employ vaccines against diseases that are no longer prevalent or dangerous hardly qualifies as an emergency." - See the entire article at: Health Impact News
Today's Medical Care by Ronald Peters MD
The Problem: The “Medical Model” – Focus on Disease
American medicine is based on the “medical model”: when you get sick, you go to the doctor and it is the doctor’s responsibility to find out what is wrong with you and give you the right medicine to make the problem go away. This simplistic approach was birthed in the first half of the twentieth century when infections were the most common medical problems. The discovery of penicillin allowed doctors to give a “magic pill” that cured infections such as pneumonia. At that moment the drug industry was born as well as the “medical model” of care and both are thriving to this day.
The “medical model” works well for infections, but not for the chronic diseases that plague modern society. High blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, depression and many more are diseases of lifestyle and mind style, not infections. These “diseases of civilization” were not found nearly as much in the past and they do not respond to the medical model of “take a pill and make it go away”. Drugs do not cure these problems; they most often only reduce the symptoms and must be taken for a long time, often indefinitely and often with side-effects.
The medical model of healthcare costs us 1.4 trillion dollars annually, which is 14% of our current overall budget. This amount is expected to double in the next 8 years to 3 trillion dollars. In spite of this enormous expense, the United States ranks 12th out of 13 industrial nations recently compared using 16 health indicators, such as life expectancy and age-adjusted mortality. In other words, we spend more and get less.
In addition, there side-effects to the “medical model”, Dr Barbara Starfield of John Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health published an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association in July of 2000 which showed the following number of deaths per year due to medical practice in the USA: 12,000 die from unnecessary surgery 7,000 die due to medication errors in hospitals 20,000 die from other errors in hospitals 80,000 die from infections acquired in hospitals 106,000 die due to non-error, negative effects of drug therapy The total is 225,000 people dying each year from modern medical practice. Iatrogenic disease is the scientific term used for “doctor caused” health problems.
Although not listed in the CDC 10 leading causes of death in the USA, iatrogenic causes of death ranks number three behind heart disease and cancer:
Heart disease 852,486
Iatrogenic causes 225,000
The American medical system is sick. Complex chronic illnesses cannot be properly treated with 10 minute office visits and expensive symptomatic medications. The drug industry has undue influence in basic research and doctor prescribing patterns, while federal and state regulators too often succumb to the powerful directives of big business. Read the rest of Dr Peters article here.
Black Seed Powder (Nigella Sativa) Updates:
In February, Patient P's wife who is from Illinois said her husband who has consistently used Black Seed oil along with anti-hiv drugs (Norvir, Reyataz and Truvada) since Sept 2014 was disappointed in the latest lab test for the CD4 counts. The latest test after more than 4 months of using the black seed oil along with the hiv meds is that her husbands CD4 counts slightly decreased from 105 to 104 although the viral load is non-detectable. He has decided to discontinue the black seed oil and switch to black seed powder capsules* ( 3 twice a day) along with neem leaf capsules* (2 twice a day) while continuing on the anti-hiv meds to see if this will increase the CD4 counts. The lab test are done only once every 3 months.
*Patient R (Aron) protocol. Aron continues on his mono-therapy regimen of 3 black seed powder capsules twice a day and two Neem Leaf caps that are taken along with the Black Seed Powder. Aron stated he would get new lab tests sometime in March (later this month). He has not taken any HIV meds since July of 2014.
Micaell Thomson of Denmark emailed his latest tests that were basically unchanged. His HIV status remains positive in his 4th month of using Black seed powder therapy (started Oct 13, 2014) with CD4 counts about 600 and a non-detectable viral load. To reach Micaell Thomson, send an email to him here if you want to follow his latest protocol and results.
Case M from Europe. M has written that she has abandoned the use of the black seed oil that failed to increase her CD4 counts and will soon be starting the use of black seed powder to treat her HIV condition. Due to her confidentiality request, we will not provide an email link or more information at this time.
There are other emails we receive from persons who are trying or considering the use of Black Seed powder for HIV, HCV, cancer, and other conditions with a surprising number of these emails coming from foreign countries (Europe, South Africa and one from Nigeria). Suggestion: to locate sources on the web, use your search engine with this term. "nigella sativa powder" Sometimes it is also called "Black Cumin Powder" but its botanical name "nigella sativa" must also appear on the label to be the real thing. The powder is black (not brown) and has a peppery taste. We welcome your comments and maintain strict confidentiality of all emails unless you write to us and indicate otherwise.
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Our next update will be March 15th 2015
Feb 15 Report - updated Feb 18Vaccines, Measles and the Media
The current mass media campaign to frighten the general public into getting vaccinated is to stop the spread of measles that has now affected over 100 children. However, measles, even if it were an epidemic, is no more of a threat to the public safety than the seasonal flu.
Several politicians are now pandering for media support including Hillary Clinton who said of vaccinations: "the sky is blue - the world is round" - suggesting that all vaccines are safe. What the sky being blue and the world being round has to due with the question of whether or not vaccines are safe is a connection I cannot figure out, but it tells me something about Hillary Clinton's absolute trust in the infallibility of federal employees at the CDC, FDA and NIH. She also happens to believe in the safety of GMOs - genetically modified foods. Tony Fauci of NIAID has called MMR a no-brainer. Tell that to the parents of children who became austic after they received the MMR vaccine. (MMR stands for Measles - Mumps - Rubella.)
Live Attenuated Viruses in MMR
Notice the words "LIVE" and "ATTENUATED" in an actual photo of the MMR vaccine vial on the left. That is definitely not sterile. The word "attenuated" means the viruses in the vaccine are still living but in a diluted or weakened state. What the "experts" do not consider is that even a weakened virus that gets inside a person with an immune system that does not produce neutralizing antibodies, it could linger as a chronic infection and could cause problems in various parts of the body like the intestinal tract. The intestinal tract, in particular, is where lymph nodes reside that contain most of our immune system with millions of white blood cells.
A chronic infection in the intestinal tract, and worse yet, one that reaches the brain or crosses the blood brain barrier could become a lifelong problem as in autism, intestinal disorders, or an inflammation that impairs brain function. Why does a virus have to be "live" to be effective? A virus that is killed quickly leaves dead proteins intact that could safely be injected allowing the immune system to produce neutralizing antibodies without the risk of creating a lifelong chronic infection that occurs in some recipients. Researchers need to get to work to produce safer vaccines.
[The Flu vaccine that is administered in the nasal membranes is a safer method than injection as it allows immune cells in the mucus membranes to react with the foreign antigens and produce antibodies. This method also reduces the risk of severe allergic reactions that can sometimes be fatal with injections.]
Recently, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the NIAID stated in an interview on public television that the Ebola vaccine could not give you Ebola as the viruses in the experimental vaccine are dead. He cannot say this about all the vaccines currently being used. Does that mean, Dr. Fauci, that there is a risk to the public to inject them with live (attenuated, diluted, crippled or partially dead) viruses? Your answer please: ( ) It should be noted that since Dr Fauci believes that a sterile or dead Ebola virus can give you immunity against its live counterpart, then why should any live viruses be used in any vaccine?
There are plenty of cases in the history of vaccines where live viruses either were deliberately used or accidentally ended up in vaccines. These include the famous hepatitis B vaccine given to hundreds of gay men in the United States in the early 1980's - a vaccine that was co-infected with HIV. As a result of these nationwide vaccinations, the HBV vaccine spread the HIV virus into every major city in the United States.
About the same time, the World Health Organization (WHO) innoculated millions of Africans with the Small Pox vaccine that was also co-infected with the HIV virus. Collectively, these millions of vaccinations spread AIDS to millions of people and directly caused millions of deaths. It is one of history's ugliest coverups. If it was an accident, it indicated incompetence that had the most severe of consequences; if it was done deliberately, it was genocide and mass murder.
The following excerpt is taken from an article about dirty vaccines printed in April, 2001, in Positive Health News - Report No 22. The newsletter can be read in its entirety on this website.
April , 2001 - from Positive Health News, Report No 22 - a reprint
Unsterilized vaccines linked to digestive disorders and food allergies in children
"What is an unsterilized vaccine? Most vaccines used today in hospitals are unsterilized (dirty) because they contain live or attenuated viruses. This practice, that has been going on for decades, has already infected over 20 million Americans with SV40, a simian virus scientists have linked to cancer. According to medical reseracher, J. Beldekas, SV40 may cause Alzheimer’s in millions of baby boomers about to retire. He said this virus is linked to dementia in monkeys that have symptoms similar to Alzheimer’s. Already, Alzheimer’s is an epidemic in the United States with 4 millions cases and growing. Where did SV40 come from? It came from the live oral Salk vaccine for polio given in the late 1950’s to around 1962. In fact, in March, 2001, Peter Jennings of ABC News ran a special report on SV40 and the debate on its adverse effects ongoing within the scientific community.
In 1976, the US Public Health Service wanted Americans to get vaccinations to protect them from the “Swine Flu,” an epidemic that never materialized. Several of our readers have told us that they acquired “CFIDS” as a result of the Swine Flu vaccination and have never been normal since.
In 1981, a vaccine to prevent Hepatitis B was given to hundreds of gay people in the US that was contaminated with the HIV virus and spread the AIDS virus all over the country while the World Health Organization gave millions in Africa small pox vaccinations also contaminated with HIV that spread the disease all over the continent of Africa. (See the London Times article). But it doesn’t end there; within the past few months, I have spoken to 3 different parents of who said they have traced the current health problems of their children to recent vaccinations. These health conditions include food allergies and intolerances.
The solution to this ongoing problem of causing illnesses with vaccinations is for the Food and Drug Administration to stop allowing pharmaceutical companies to market “dirty vaccines.” All the pharmaceutical companies have to do is to pass their vaccines through a flat glass tube subjected to a high intensity ultraviolet light and this will kill all the live viruses and mycoplasmas in the vaccine and leave them in a pristine form so the same immunological protections can be passed on to the patient without the risk of acquiring a permanent new life long infection.
Many parents have traced the health problems of their children to vaccinations for MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) as well as other vaccinations. Many children develop chronic digestive disorders within their first 6 months of life after they receive multiple vaccinations. These vaccines are recommended by physicians with the full backing of hospitals and the US government. In fact, the United States may end up, if we haven’t already done so, with millions of chronically-ill handicapped children because arrogant and short-sighted decision makers at the top impose their medical views on the population and do so with a lack of understanding of the serious adverse consequences of the vaccines they endorse.
They are unaware of how to make a safe vaccine that is sterile and still protect children without subjecting them to new infections that come from the vaccine itself. Haven’t any of them heard of how water and blood can be disinfected with ultraviolet light?
The problem of children being infected with new illnesses from dirty vaccines could also be avoided if the principle of “transfer factor” from the mother’s breast milk to her child was understood and applied. If a mother want to immunize her child without putting the child at risk of acquiring a new infection from a unsterilized vaccine (dirty vaccine), then she should get the MMR shots and all the other vaccinations herself while she is pregnant or even while she is breast feeding the child. Her developed immune system will produce all the necessary immune factors to resist these diseases and transfer them to her child through her breast milk. This filtering system will provide her child with a clean vaccination, via orally the breast milk. It is unhumane and unconscionable to give these dirty vaccines to babies with undeveloped immune systems. Is there anyone at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, DC, with enough brains to figure this out?
My suggestions to readers as regards vaccines: Do not obtain any vaccination, except under life threatening emergency conditions, unless the physician or hospital obtains from the pharmaceutical company a letter that is signed by a company official that the vaccine in question is sterile and does not contain any live viruses, mycoplasmas or other pathogenic agents. Second, insist on a small vial of the vaccine for personal storage for future testing in the event they lied to you and your child gets sick so you can go to court and sue the pants off of them.
Mothers: Always breast feed your children. Do not deprive them of a normal immune system by giving them “formula.” Mothers who breast feed their children transfer their acquired immunity."
The London Times is one of many sources that reported the link between the small pox vaccine and HIV in an article published on May 11, 1987. The article quotes Dr Robert Gallo who told the Times:
'The link between the WHO programme and the epidemic in Africa is an interesting and important hypothesis. 'I cannot say that it actually happened, but I have been saying for some years that the use of live vaccines such as that used for smallpox can activate a dormant infection such as HIV.'
However, the dormant HIV virus Dr. Gallo referred to had to be in the smallpox vaccine as it was not already in the general population of persons immunized by WHO. The article also states:
"Although no detailed figures are available, WHO information indicated that the Aids league table of Central Africa matches the concentration of vaccinations. The greatest spread of HIV infection coincides with the most intense immunization programmes , with the number of people immunized being as follows: Zaire 36,878,000; Zambia 19,060,000; Tanzania 14,972,000; Uganda 11,616,000; Malawai 8,118,000; Rwanda 3,382,000 and Burundi 3,274,000. Brazil, the only South American country covered in the eradication campaign, has the highest incidence of Aids in that region. About 14,000 Haitians, on United Nations secondment to Central Africa, were covered in the campaign."
Killing viruses in dirty vaccines with ultraviolet light or H2O2
There are other methods of dealing with viruses in dirty vaccines. One is to use oral hydrogen peroxide before, during and for a few days after receiving a vaccination or to use the bath method with H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide) added to the water as I described in the current issue of the Journal of Immunity. I also described this method in the Immune Restoration Handbook and my booklet on the use of Hydrogen Peroxide and Aloe Vera Home Remedies. There are other anti-virals that could also be considered. The other major problem with vaccinations are severe and sometimes fatal allergic reactions. The first 24 hours after receiving a vaccination are critical. Parents should watch their children for signs of breathing difficulty or severe discomfort. If in doubt, check the pulse rate - if it is over 90 beats per minute or the child feels cold or clammy, take them to the Emergency Room of your local hospital and ask them about your child's condition, and to check for a possible severe allergic reaction to the vaccination. Ask for an immediate antidote to turn off the allergic response. Before agreeing to have your child receive a vaccination, ask the doctor or the local Health Dept if they have an antidote for an allergic reaction.
This is important because a few months ago in neighboring Waukesha County here in Wisconsin, a teenage girl was given the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus vaccine) and within 48 hours she was dead. The medical examiner said she died from an overdose of anti-histamines. Was this the real cause of her death or was it a cover up? The unanswered question here is: what caused this girl to take so much antihistamines in the first place after she received the HPV vaccine? Did the HPV vaccine cause an allergic reaction that in turn caused her take an overdose of antihistamines? Was it really the antihistamines that killed her or was it anaphylactic shock - the most severe allergic reaction possible caused by the HPV vaccine? We cannot get her side of the story as she died.
A local friend, R. Boda, told me of a cousin who was going to college and had a bright future ahead, then she who got a vaccination for Meningitis and within 24 hours, she was dead. Is there any wonder that millions of people no longer trust the federal government and their parade of "experts." Trust yes, but you must first earn trust by telling the public the truth and stop hiding your failures. The government cannot even protect us from unsafe airbags in cars that have exploded and killed several people. Stop lying to the public to protect the backside of your biggest political contributors from Wall St.
Two candidates for the Republican Presidential nomination have defended the rights of parents to decide whether or not to vaccinate their children. This includes Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky who is himself a medical doctor. For this, both candidates have gotten a lot of flack from the press.
The next update will be March 1st.
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Feb 1, 2015 Update Report
Milwaukee, WI. Patient R (Aron) whose case we have followed since August started a job this past week as voice recognition interpreter. Aron told me that he will obtain new lab tests in March. If his viral load becomes undetectable from his use of Black seed powder as a mono-therapy, he will get an HIV antibody test to see if he has sero-converted (from HIV+ to -).
A slight change in his protocol of using black seed capsules occurred on Jan 10th when he added 2 capsules of Neem Leaf to his regimen. He now takes 3 Black Seed powder caps with 2 Neem Leaf caps twice a day with meals. He continues to remain asymptomatic, uses no prescribed drugs, and has stopped his use of alcohol during the work week.
We both agreed that there would be no point in taking the standard elisa/western blot HIV test now if there remained a detectable viral load. The purpose of adding the Neem Leaf caps was to further increase the CD4 counts and hopefully speed up the date where sero-conversion takes place.
Patient P from Illinois update- I was told in January that her husband who had been using black seed oil with the prescribed drugs tried to get an elisa/western blot HIV test and was refused. He made the mistake of going to the same clinic where they knew him. The clinic told him that the results of his test would be that he was still HIV+. New lab tests for viral load and CD4 counts are about a month away.
A mixture of Black seed and Honey called A-zam is tested on 51 HIV+ patients in Nigeria with significant increases in CD4 counts and declines in viral loads.
An article published in Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med. 2011; 8(1): 37–44. Published online 2010 Oct 2 by A. A. Onifade et al discusses a mixture made of Black Seed and Honey called A-zam given to 51 HIV+ patients. The results were a significant increase in CD4 counts and decrease in the viral load. A few of the patients used the Black Seed remedy (A-zam) along with hiv drugs. The abstract states the following:
This study was to determine the effectiveness (CD4 count and viral load) of a safe herbal concoction, α-Zam used by clients seeking herbal remedy for treatment of HIV infection in Nigeria. 51 patients taking α-Zam as complementary and alternative therapy through the herbal therapist were studied for a period of 16 months. Preliminary medical and laboratory examinations using WHO and CDC criteria were done after confirmation of HIV infection by Western blotting in the nearest teaching hospitals to the residence of the patients. Regular visits were paid to the patients after commencement of the α-Zam to assess the side-effects, drug interactions, toxicity and effectiveness of the herbal remedy. There was a statistical significance (P<0.05) between pre-treatment and post-treatment CD4 count. 4 (7.8%) of the patients had average increase in CD4 count of 262±16 cell/µL, 23 (45.1%) patients with average increase 310±16 cell/µL, 16 (31.4%) patients with average increase 456±25 cell/µL and 8 (15.7%) patients with average increase 510±36 cell/µL( %) were at WHO staging I , II, III and IV respectively within 4 months on herbal therapy. There was very marked reduction in viral (HIV-RNA) load with 41 (80.4%) [had undectable viral loads] and 10 (19.6%) HIV infected patients had <1000 copies/ml respectively after the therapy. All symptoms and signs associated with HIV infection in all patients fully subsided within 4 weeks of commencement of α-zam therapy and there was no evidence of negative drug interaction in those HIV patients using both the herbal and highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART). The study is in progress to determine periodic immunological outcomes of post therapy in all patients.
The full text article with charts is available as a pdf file. The mean average CD4 at the start of treatment was 262. After Black seed therapy, the mean average CD4 count increased to 703. Of 51 patients, 41 had undetectable viral loads and 10 had detectable viral loads less than 1000. The study reports that all symptoms of all the patients were gone within the first 4 weeks.
Some facts about Black Seed (Nigella Sativa)
Black Seed is sometimes called "Black Cumin." However, the species of "Cumin" is "Cuminum syminum" while the species of Black Seed is "Nigella Sativa." Wikipedia states that the term "Black Cumin" is somewhat misleading. The Cumin spice is used in Chili, Salsa, meats and bean dishes. It is usually brown in color and has a very strong flavor. It is commonly stocked in grocery stores. Black seed on the other hand has a mild peppery taste and is sometimes substituted for black pepper. Black Seed is used as a spice in soup, naan breads, some artisan cheese and specialty dishes. Nigella sativa is one of several species of Nigella and has the most promising medicinal properties. 40% of whole black seeds or ground black seed powder consists of oil. Most of the more than 600 published studies on black seed have been in a laboratory setting. There are very few controlled studies with humans.
Note: Feb. 5, 2015, today we have corrected on this website statements where we previously calling Black Seed powder "black cumin." The problem of calling Black Seed "Black Cumin" is that black seed is not the same species as regular "cumin" a brownish colored spice used in Mideastern, Asian and other ethnic cooking. Of some 14 Nigella species, the primary species being investigated for its medicinal value is "Nigella Sativa." Amazingherbs.com, the website where we obtained the Black Seed powder capsules also adds to the confusion by calling its Nigella Sativa powder "Black Cumin" powder. I also searched the web and found one site that incorrectly labeled its brown "Cumin" seeds NIgella Sativa. The amateur source apparently thought that all "cumin" was nigella sativa. I only found one source that made this mistake but there could be others. Caveat Emptor - let the buyer beware.
Historical use: Nigella Sativa was found in King Tut's tomb and has been in use for thousands of years for its medicinal value. (1) In islamic writing, a hadith by Abu Hurairah states: "There is healing in black seed for all diseases except death" (1)
1. Nigella sativa article in Wikipedia.com
Clinical trial tests black seed for Hepatitis C (HCV)
Volunteers wanted to test Black Seed powder for treating HCV or HBV
A study was done in Egypt to test the effects of Black Seed oil on patients with HCV. While viral titers for HCV declined on this study, the dose used was one 450 mg capsule 3 times a day. We have posted the full text article here. The black seed oil clearly has shown efficacy in this trial although we believe that the whole black seed powder would have shown even better results.
From published clinical studies and our experience with using black seed for treating HIV, the black seed powder was much more effective than the pressed oil. With ground whole black seed powder, you also get the oil as 40% of black seed by weight is oil. With the oil alone, you are only obtaining trace amounts of the immune modulating proteins found in the whole seeds. Since the whole seed powder has shown more efficacy than the oil, we are interested in hearing from persons who want to try using Black Seed powder for treating HCV or HBV. Black seed powder by the pound is available from amazingherbs.com. While the original black seed powder in capsules is also available, the bulk powder is much more cost effective.
Example: if one teaspoon (the equivalent of 4 capsules) of the black seed powder is mixed with orange juice and taken by an adult person twice a day, one pound would last about 4 months. It would cost about $5 a month. That is as low a cost as most generic drugs. There are over 3 million people with HCV in the United States alone. The Egyptian study that we have posted is a full text article. If you have HCV or even HBV, show this article to your doctor and discuss with him or her the use of whole black seed powder for your condition. For your questions or comments or to let us know if you plan to use Black Seed for your health condition: send us an email.
posted Jan 19th on Dr Martin Luther King's National Holiday
The latest Journal of Immunity v12 n4 2014/15 Winter Edition is now online
- Black Seed Powder is Reported to Have Cured* 5 persons of HIV/AIDS in Published Studies performing beyond any HAART protocol and without any adverse effects or viral resistance. Published studies show that the Black Seed remedy (Nigella Sativa) for HIV is safe, effective, and very low in cost. There are no patents, no market monopolies, and no FDA approval is required. Symptoms disappear within 30 days. CD4 counts significantly increase while viral loads drop to non-detectable levels - usually within 5 months or less. It does so at a small fraction of the cost of existing drugs. Black Seed powder is readily available everywhere. There is no more drama, no excuses, no marketing gimmicks here, just results. Read this 5-page report for which millions of people have waited for more than 3 decades.
* Cured means sustained seroconversions (HIV+ to -) have occurred in a number of cases after the Black Seed remedy has ended.
- Influenza (H3N2) widespread in the U.S. Symptoms and remedies are discussed. Read more here (page 6)
Ebola infections 20,000 plus Read more here (page 8)
Our next updated posting to this website is planned for Feb. 1st
1/16/15 - Announcement: The latest issue of the Journal of Immunity has been printed and is being mailed out on Monday. It will be posted here the evening of Jan 19th. The newsletter contains 4 new case reports on the use of Black Seed powder for HIV and published articles of the results including sero-conversions.
Our Lady of Medjugorje's Message to the World
"do not lose hope - love will win"
"Dear children, Remember – for I am telling you – that love will win. I know that many of you are losing hope because around you, you see suffering, pain, jealousy, envy... but, I am your mother. I am in the Kingdom but am also here with you. My Son is sending me anew to help you. Therefore, do not lose hope; instead, follow me – because the victory of my heart is in the name of God. My beloved Son is thinking of you as he has always thought of you. Believe him and live him. He is the life of the world. My children, to live my Son means to live the Gospel. This is not easy. This means love, forgiveness and sacrifice. This purifies and it opens the Kingdom. Sincere prayer, which is not only words but is a prayer which the heart speaks, will help you. Likewise fasting (will help you), because it is still more of love, forgiveness and sacrifice. Therefore, do not lose hope but follow me. I am imploring you anew to pray for your shepherds so that they may always look to my Son who was the first Shepherd of the world and whose family was the entire world." This message was given on Dec 2nd 2014
For her past (1981 to 2015) and most recent messages to the world, click here
Dr Joseph Mercola's video slide on the 10 worst foods we can eat. This is worth watching
Jan 3, 2015 update on the Black seed remedy and possible cure for HIV
I have received several emails in response to my HIV results that were posted on December 16th. I thought I would send you an email that answers these questions so that you could post them to your website. I have been taking three 475 mg capsules of Whole Spectrum Black Seed Original Plain powder twice daily. I take the first 3 when I wake up and the last three after dinner for a total of 2850 mg of the Black Seed daily. Let me know if I left out anything.
Aron Rainwater email
Aron, You need to add the source of the black seed capsules. It was obtained from amazingherbs.com. It is the Original Formula Plain (not the oil). Their phone number is 800-241-9138 The best price is to order 3 bottles or more. There is 100 caps per bottle. Each capsule contains 475 mg. Also, I just measured the quantity of black seed powder in the capsules. It takes 4 capsules (475 mg each) to fill one level measuring teaspoon. The measuring teaspoon is the same one used for baking purposes, not a soup spoon or a dessert spoon. If anyone grinds up their own nigella sativa seeds, 1 level teaspoon would contain 1900 mg total. Two teaspoons daily would be more than you used or was used in the case from Nigeria. What you used Aron with the 6 capsules was the equivalent of 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of black seed powder each day. Conrad LeBeau email
Dec 27/28th Post Christmas Message
Aron (Patient R releases his lab tests publicly)
First, I want to wish everyone reading these messages a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. One day after posting Aron's (patient R) labs on Dec 16, our computer (an Imac) malfunctioned and had be be sent to the repair shop. Yesterday, it came back fixed for now.
The Dec 16 News Bulletin on the good news of black seed powder mono-therapy is an historic event but unknown to most of the world. Today, Aron gave me permission to publish his lab tests for 2014. There are 3 sets of tests - one in January while he was still using hiv meds; one in July when he stopped using the HIV meds. The July tests are his baseline. He started using the black seed powder capsules on August 9th and the December 10th test encompasses a 4 month period. Besides significantly increasing the CD4 count and reducing the viral load, a reading of the lab test shows several blood parameters moving from High or Low positions to within normal reference ranges. Some of these lab results indicate improved liver function.
Dec 28 email received from a reader:
Conrad, I started the black seed regimen in June. I had some trouble finding the correct dosage (the clinical trials are vague), but I eventually settled on 2T of NS ground into a powder, with honey and a little bit of water (to make it edible). I saw a couple of big changes. All lymph node swellings disappeared within three to four weeks (except for one that appears to be a solid tumor and will be removed). Also, the white toenail discolorations disappeared after a few weeks. I haven't had any blood work done in that time period. I plan to get my blood drawn after the holidays. I'm sure my doc will have a fit when he finds out what I've been doing, unless, of course, the test results are good. I am 46 years old with few medical problems. I do not smoke at all, and drink alcohol rarely. My diet isn't the greatest, but I'm not obese. Generally, I'm healthy (perfect blood pressure, etc). So my little miniature clinical trial might be of some use here. R.D. (name and email address withheld per request)
Case report M: Black Seed oil not as effective as the whole seed powder
An email from Europe by a HIV+ female (Case M) on Dec 27 indicates that Black Seed oil was used as a monotherapy for 13 weeks (from Sep to Dec 20th). She wrote: "As you can see after 3 months of the oil of Nigella Sativa, the results were not as good as Arons. Next week we intend to do a ARN (viral load count) and lipid profile again. All the best." M (name, email and actual lab results withheld per her request). She indicated she used from 30 ml to 50 ml daily (about 2 or 3 tablespoons of the black seed oil). From a cost analysis alone, the oil was more expensive ($200 to $300 per month) than the black seed powder capsules Aron used that cost less than $30 a month. More over the results were not as good. For example, the CD4 count declined about 20% during this period. However the oil had some benefits - the HDL cholesterol increased, total lipids decreased, CD8 decreased and triglycerides decreased. We will await to see what happened to the viral load.
This is a single case report and we should not draw general conclusions from one report. Based on results indicated in this email, it could be that the non oily part (the black pigments) of the black seed (black also called Black Cumin) is where most of the therapeutic value exists. In the original Nigeria test case, it was the whole black seed powder, not the oil, that led to a cure of HIV in a 6 month period.
What about Patient P from Illinois whose husband used the oil of Nigella Sativa this past August? In this case that we reported in the Journal of Immunity Vol 12, No 3, an Illinois man used 6 capsules of Black Seed oil daily along with a high dose of prednisone and antibiotics after an initial diagnosis of AIDS and pneumonia in August, 2014. In a lab test taken just before starting HIV meds, his viral load dropped from 174K to 100K while his CD4 count remained the same at 54. At the time, we thought the black seed oil was responsible for the viral load drop but we failed to consider the anti-viral properties of prednisone. More than a decade ago, published on this website are both case reports and clinical studies that demonstrated the efficacy of using prednisone to treat HIV. Example: Prednisone was used by Mark Milano for 15 years without using any AIDS meds to control his HIV. Thus, in rethinking what happened to Patient P, the prednisone may have had a greater role than the black seed oil in reducing the viral load. We have no new updates from Patient P but will contact them in the near future for more information.
Editor's comment: [I have used both the black seed oil and the powder at different times. The powder proved better than the oil at reducing my cravings for sweets, and the black seed powder improved the skin appearance in my feet. Other than that, when you taste the oil vs. the powder, the powder has at least a ten fold stronger taste than the oil. If the taste and color equate with medicinal value, the whole seed powder would be a better value for your money. What concerns me about black seed oil is that it is clear and since it is pressed from whole black seed, I ask this question, where did the black go?]
[We know that in processing cane sugar, the black in the cane sugar ends up on the blackstrap molasses and what ends up being nutrient depleted is the white sugar. Molasses is a powerhouse of nutrients. Whole black seed is a complex treasure trove of medicinal value for many health conditions. Let us not sell ourselves short by trusting black seed oil to be a good as the whole seed. The problem with many clear oils [including many cold pressed oils] is filtering. Filtering removes the cloudiness, and the color, and with it the phytonutrients. Too much processing can sometimes deplete a supplement of its original medicinal value. Conrad]
Other news: I am still waiting for Federal Judge Charles Clevert to finish his review of my legal case with the FDA so the substantive issues can be reviewed by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Still, there is no word when his decision will come down. Feb. 13 2015 will be 2 years since the final briefs were filed. Meanwhile, the Ebola epidemic continues to advance albeit more slowly - this could be due to the use of anti-malaria drugs and experimental remedies being tried. More news on black seed will be published soon in the last quarterly edition of the Journal of Immunity for 2014. Check this website weekly for updates.
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Dec 16 2014 News Bulletin
Patient R's test results came in this morning and the results are an early Christmas present. The CD4 cells are up and the viral load is down significantly after 4 months of Black Seed (Nigella Sativa) monotherapy. Patient R started black seed powder monotherapy on August 9th, 2014 and continued through Dec 10, 2014. Here are the key lab numbers -
July 23, 2014 Absolute CD4 Count was 262
July 23 HIV-1 RNA copies 10571
Dec 10, 2014, CD4's are now 417
Dec 10, 2014 HIV-1 RNA copes are now 3054
Other numbers also fell into line or moved into normal reference ranges including ALT, ALK Phos, and absolute lymphocytes. Consider that these results are remarkable coming from a person who smokes cigarettes and drinks Vodka every day. Also, there were several dosing interruptions during this period of 4 months. The original schedule was to take 2 capsules with meals 3 times a day. Patient R changed this to 3 capsules twice a day. Based on the actual amount of Black seed capsules he used, we estimate his daily average intake was 5 capsules per day. (Source: Amazing herbs - Original Formula - paid for by Keep Hope Alive)
Today in an email he wrote: "Hello Conrad, Well, here are the results. I've only been taking the black seed and no other preventative medication for the past few months and the results here look promising. My t-cells are up and my viral load has gone down dramatically. I hope this helps with your research and I really appreciate the chance to participate in this study. Email me back when you get this :-)"
After speaking with him by phone this evening, he gave me permission to publish his name and email address. You can email him and ask him any questions you want. His lab tests for 2014 are posted here. Aron says he plans to continue using the Black Seed remedy - you could say he is a very happy camper today. I also am reviewing reports and emails I received from other persons who have used Black Seed powder, and an email I received from a researcher in Croatia. I will have more to say about this in the near future. Conrad LeBeau
Dec 15th 7 pm. Lab results for Patient R done on Dec 10th did not arrive today as expected. Patient R, whom I spoke to a few minutes ago, said he would contact ARCW tomorrow to find out where they are. Conrad
Dec 11 update - Black seed powder vs. HIV - Patient R's lab test were finally done on Dec 10th
by Conrad LeBeau
After using Black seed powder as a monotherapy for HIV for the past 4 months that began on August 9th, the lab tests that were originally planned for Oct 9th were delayed 4 times; they were last set for Dec 4th, 2014. This past weekend, I received an email from Patient R asking me to give him a ride to ARCW, the Aids Resource Center of Wisconsin, located here in Milwaukee, on the morning of Dec 10th for his lab test that he had rescheduled a week earlier. I accepted his request and asked that he abstain from any alcoholic beverages the night before. We spoke by phone. He said he would set his alarm clock for 7 am.
I arrived at 8 am and he was ready to go. We drove to 810 N Plankinton Ave where the appointment was scheduled. While I sat in a lobby reading a magazine, the ARCW nurse drew several vials of his blood, and by 9 am, he was finished. On the way back to his apt, Patient R told me he had set up with ARCW to have his lab results sent directly to him by email. He told me he expects the labs to arrive either on monday (Dec 15th) or tuesday (the 16th) next week. The last labs were taken around July 18, 2014. The CD4 absolute count then was 262 and the viral load was 10, 571.
Note: He did not meet with his doctor on Dec 10 and is setting up another appointment to do this. His doctor, who took him off all HIV meds in July to see how his immune system would handle the virus, does not yet know of his use of the black seed powder.
Besides looking at the two most important numbers, the CD4 counts and the viral load, Keep Hope Alive will look to see if the black seed powder had a protective effect on his liver, as Patient R is admittedly a daily drinker of Vodka, and smokes daily more than pack of cigarettes. This case is not perfect but it is the only monotherapy case we are aware of at this time where black seed powder was a sole therapy for HIV based on a single case from Nigeria where the patient was apparently cured. The Nigerian researchers could not detect any HIV virus for 2 years even after the black seed powder treatment was discontinued. The goal here to duplicate the case in Nigeria. Whether or not total viral eradication of HIV will occur remains to be seen - however we will all soon find out.
If there is anyone reading this on the worldwide web that is using black seed powder as a monotherapy for hiv or any other disease, please share your results with the world by writing to us here - we will publish them. Together, let us now pray for good news next week [not the Grinch that stole Christmas]. Stop back here on monday (after 9 pm) for the latest news and results.
Next week I will discuss my annual fight with the seasonal flu that started this past sunday. The experts are right - this one called H3N2 is tough. I used oral hydrogen peroxide drops (7 drops of 35% H2O2) in water every 4 hours - nasty tasting stuff. I also used 5000 mg ascorbic acid in water two hours after using the H2O2, along with zinc lozenges and pleurisy root tincture - a shot glass full in a cup of hot water. I drank lots of water, sipped on low sodium organic chicken broth, got lots of rest, and monitored my temperature. I would advise any one not seeing immediate improvement with this or any combination of home remedies to go to the Emergency Room, especially children and the elderly. Pardon any typo errors - it is late and computer eyestrain affects the length of these articles.
Micaell Thomsen reports his latest labs indicate Black seed powder combined with HIV meds increased his CD4's and improved most other immune parameters
Nov 25, 2014
Hello Conrad -
I have just picked up my latest blood test from the 11. of. november since changing hiv medicine and starting Black seed the 13. of october. My printer/scanning machine is out of order, so I write the most important to you. My Viral load is still undetectable and my CD4 is raised from 630 to 770. I know we have other blood test Ref. niveau, but I hope you understand the Danish way.
My CD3 pos is raised from 1,7 (normal 0,69-2,70) to 2,4. My CD8 pos is raised from 1,0 (normal 0,39-1,03) to 1,6 My Hemoglobin is raised from 10,0 (normal 8,3-10,5) to 10,9 (now over the ref. niveau)
My ALAT is Down from 153 (normal 10-70) to 66 All other test is fine. But my creatinine is still a slight over ref. niveau due to the Tivicay, WHO is know to raise creatinine. But it has been up to 130 but is now Down to 116 (normal 60-105) So I must conclude, that Nigella sativa is very well tolerated with the HIV medicine, and promotes great benefits. best regards. Micaell
Note - Contact info for Micaell Thomson, send an email to him here Note: Today Dec 4, we are in a waiting mode to hear from Patient R. Meanwhile, the latest results from Micaell who has been using black seed powder (combined with HIV meds) since Oct 13 are very encouraging. In a separate follow-up email from Micaell, he also reported that several subsets of white blood cells increased toward normal reference ranges in his latest test.
Nov 28th, 2014
OREGON'S GMO LABELING VOTE IN RECOUNT MODE WITH 892 VOTES SEPARATING THE TWO SIDES
From Organic Bytes, a publication of the Organic Consumers Association is the following statement on the Nov 4th referendum on the mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods in Oregon:
Nov 28th - With only 812 votes separating the YES and NO on 92 campaigns, Oregon’s Measure 92, an initiative to require mandatory labeling of GMOs in food products, is now in recount mode. We could still win this. And we aren’t the only ones who think so. Oregon’s KGW Channel 8 initially called the Measure 92 race for the No side. But now, long-time KGW political analyst Len Bergstein says that he believes the YES side will be victorious! That news has sent Monsanto and Big Food into overdrive. They already spent a record-shattering $20.8 million on the campaign to defeat GMO labeling in Oregon.
You can bet they’ll dig as deep into their pockets as they have to in order to try to manipulate this recount. Right now, the YES on 92 campaign is building a team of legal experts and volunteers to ensure that every vote is counted fairly and accurately. The kind of team we need is going to cost money. That’s why we’ve pledge yet another $25,000 to the campaign, through our 501(c) 4 lobbying arm, the Organic Consumers Fund. If you’re one of the thousands of people who have already donated to pass this historic initiative in Oregon, thank you. Today, we’re asking you to protect your investment by making one last donation to help with the recount. If you haven’t yet donated to support Measure 92, now’s your chance. The YES on 92 campaign has done an incredible job so far of keeping this fight alive. The recount is our last hope—and it’s not just a stab in the dark. We have a real chance of winning this. Please donate today to fund a fair and accurate recount of the votes in Oregon on Measure 92 to label GMOs.
Nov 20th - Black seed News Update
Patient R's HIV lab test rescheduled for Dec 4th
Milwaukee, WI. Patient R told me yesterday evening that due to recent foot injury he was unable to get to the lab for the Nov 19 test and has rescheduled his lab test for Dec 4th, two weeks from today. The CBC test will include the usual CD4 counts and the viral load (pcr). He said his foot injury was caused by an accidental fall, and that the swelling in his foot has since gone down.
Yesterday, he assured me that for the past 6 weeks he has faithfully taken 3 of the Black Seed capsules twice a day with meals. He told me he is now on his 6th bottle of the Black Seed powder capsules since he started using it on August 9th. There are 100 capsules per bottle so I estimate he used about 550 of these from Aug 9th through Nov 19th. A recalculation of what he used based on what was left in the 6th bottle is that he used an average of 5 capsules a day since August 9th, one less than the initial target goal of 6 capsules a day. [Currently, patient R is the only experimental monotherapy case for HIV in the United States that I am aware of at this time. Nationwide interest in this case is growing as these results are awaited. ]
Yesterday he told me that he plans to tell his doctor on Dec 4th about the black seed protocol he has been using for the past 4 months. The lab tests will be done at ARCW - the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin here in Milwaukee. I am told the results may come in as early as Dec 7th. He will email them to me at the time. They will be posted here as soon as they arrive.
[Patient R's case is an attempt to duplicate the results of the AIDS case in Nigeria where an HIV sero-conversion took place after 6 months of using black seed powder and the antibody status changed from positive to negative. After 6 months, the use of black seed was discontinued. All blood parameters remained normal 2 years later indicating a "cure" had been achieved. Except for a few bone marrow transplant cases, total viral eradication of HIV has been rarely achieved in the history of this disease.]
Email report states Black Seed powder lowered liver enzymes
micaell 2014-11-13 10:44 GMT+01:00 Micaell Thomsen <email@example.com>:
Hello Conrad - you are always welcome to post my comments at your keep hope alive website. I live in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is very simple, and here is exactly what I did:
In September 2014, I changed some of my medicine from Sustiva/Stocrin to the new Tivicay. So my combination is now Epivir, Viread and Tivicay. For that reason, I had blood test done one month after in October 2014, that showed a raise in my liver ALAT to 152 (the normal range is 10-70). I was told about the raise in my ALAT the 13th of October 2014. The same day I was told that, I started taking the Black seed (Nigella sativa). Morning and evening I took 1½ teaspoons of the Whole Black seed (3 teaspoons total per.day). I ground the seeds in a mixer to a fine powder. I put it in a glass and mixed some fresh orange juice with it, and drank it 10-20 minutes before eating breakfast and dinner.
I started the Black seed with a liver ALAT of 152. Because of the raise in the ALAT, my doctor at the hospital had followed it. The 20th of October my ALAT was 107. The 4th of November I also went to my local doctor who checked my ALAT. My doctor phoned me the 5th of november and told me my ALAT was now in the normal range. It was 67. The 11th of november I again had an ALAT test at the hospital, and also this time the ALAT was in the normal range like the test from the local doctor the 4th of november. The ALAT was 66 on the 11th of november. So, as you can see, my ALAT has gone down from 152 to normal range in just 22 days, from 13 October to the 4th of November. I have not had any side effect from the Black seed. I will write you when I have picked up a copy from all my blood tests next week. But in the mean time, you are welcome to post about my ALAT results. Best Regards. Micaell Thomsen
Note - Contact info- if you wish, send an email to him here
World Health Organization (WHO) director Margaret Chan, blames "greed" as the primary reason for lack of an Ebola cure
11/4/14 - The New York Times quoted the leader of WHO as stating that "A profit -driven industry does not invest in products for markets that cannot pay." The New York Times reported that Chan said her organization (WHO) "had long warned of the consequences of greed in drug development and of neglect in public health." According to the WHO latest figures, 13,567 people have been infected with the Ebola virus and 4,951 have died. These numbers change by the day and continue to increase.
Today , Nov 11, New York doctors celebrate the cure and release of the latest Ebola doctor who has recovered and state the United States is now Ebola free. However, a CNN commentator cautiously added - "that could change as early as this afternoon with the next airplane flight from West Africa." Last week on PBS News hour, a WHO official told Gwen Ifill that about 150 people travel to the U.S. each day from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three countries most affected by the Ebola crisis. It is only a matter of time, and not that much time either, before new cases will arise here in the United States.
The Big Drug companies and their marketing allies in the U.S. government including FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, Anthony Fauci of the NIAID and Thomas Frieden of the CDC are not doing studies with the low cost generic drug Lamivudine that Dr. Logan found reduced the death rate from Ebola in his patients by 93%; this low cost generic antiviral drug won't make the billions that can only be made with a new patented drug. Hence, a conspiracy of silence and neglect exists about low cost treatments for all diseases from Ebola to Cancer to AIDS to heart disease and everything else in between. It is a failure of leadership in our own government All three branches of government share some blame for incompetence, corruption, and a lack of moral courage.
The CDC will recommend the use of ozone and hydrogen peroxide vapors on its website (cdc.gov) to disinfect medical laboratories that may be infected with biohazards including Ebola but won't lift a finger to study how to use ozone or hydrogen peroxide directly to treat patients infected with this and other biohazards; nor will the FDA or Fauci's NIAID lead any effort to find low-cost treatments for Ebola or any other disease. Turning human tragedy into profit is not only bad government policy, it is actually a form of genocide.
Nov 11, 2014 - Black seed for HIV - the latest lab results
Patient R in Milwaukee has his next lab test scheduled for Nov 19th, next week. By his own estimate, Patient R who has been using black seed powder capsules as a monotherapy since August 9th has missed a number of doses. Based on what he has actually used, we estimate he consumed an average of 2 capsules twice a day instead of 3 times a day. This reduces the total estimated intake of black seed powder from 3000 mg daily (the dose used in the Nigerian case) to about 2000 mg daily for the 14 week test period from Aug 9 to Nov 19th. We will post the results as soon as they become available. I should add that although Patient R remains asymptomatic, he is not the ideal candidate for this test. He smokes a a pack of cigarettes each day, and has one or more daily cocktails with Vodka, his favorite drink. He also consumes a standard American diet. We will find out soon enough how effective Black seed powder is despite these negatives.
Patient P from Illinois - Nov 7th lab tests for a mixed combination protocol. In this test case that we reported on earlier, Black seed oil was used - the latest lab results are: CD4 105 (up from 54 in Sept) and the PCR is 500, down from 100,000. These test results are from a combination of 6 black seed oil capsules taken daily plus antiviral meds including Reyataz and Truvada plus Bactrim to prevent PCP. While the black seed oil has been in use since August, the antiviral HIV meds have been is use only for the past five weeks (starting around Oct 1st) , according to his wife. This week the doctor added 100 mg of Norvir to the protocol to boost his recovery.
Patient P told me he plans to continue to use both the black seed oil and the prescribed meds until his viral load is undetectable and his CD4 count is over 600, then to start doing monthly HIV tests to see is he sero-converts back to a negative status. We will continue to follow this case, and any new case reports as they are conveyed to us.
For public or private comments or questions, send me an email. Thanks Conrad
Liberian doctor uses Lamivudine, an HIV drug to cure Ebola
The following is reprinted from the Daily Observer in Monrovia, Liberia. This story was also reported on CNN by Elizabeth Cohen, Senior Medical Correspondent on September 29, 2014. Since then the mass media has been silent on this treatment
"HOME / NEWS / DR. LOGAN WANTS SUPPORT FOR HIS EBOLA TREATMENT PROTOCOL’, WHICH HE HAS USED TO ‘CURE’ 10 EBOLA PATIENTS"
Dr. Logan presents a package to one of the Ebola survivors
Dr. Logan seeks support for his Ebola treatment protocol’
"10/05/2014 - By: Alvin Worzi
"The County Health Officer and Co-chair on the Bomi County Taskforce, Dr. G. Gorbee Logan, has told the Daily Observer that he needs more support for his experiment, which he has used to “cure” at least 10 persons who once tested positive with Ebola.
"He, however, stressed to the Observer that it was yet too early to say that his experiment was working or works effectively against the deadly disease, which has so far killed over 2000 persons in Liberia alone. He said he determined to carry out the test on as many as 500 patients so as to validate his claim that his self-invented protocol works well against the virus.
"Dr. Logan administered Lamivudine drug through his protocol to cure the 10 Ebola patients in Bomi County, with several others on medication in the Ebola Treatment Unit.
"Speaking on Friday at the reunification and certification program of the Ebola disease survivors in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, Dr. Logan said, the using of Lamivudine drug on affected Ebola patients was due to some similarity between the Human Immuno Virus (HIV) and the Ebola virus.
"He explained that HIV is a single stranded ribonucleic acid virus (SS-RNA) while the Ebola virus is the same.
According to Dr. Logan, “If this Lamivudine drug can be used to cure hepatitis and also in combination with Zidovudine to treat HIV, and the question then asked was, would this help to cure Ebola virus? When would this research and study be conducted when our people are dying? I decided to try this medication on 15 persons.”
"According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Lamivudine is in a class of medications called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). It works by decreasing the amount of HIV and hepatitis B in the blood. Although lamivudine does not cure HIV, it may decrease your chance of developing acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and HIV-related illnesses such as serious infections or cancer.
"Dr. Logan continued that along the way of trying the medication on 15 patients who blood samples were tested positive at the Liberia Institute of Biomedical Research (LIBR) earlier, 10 survived and the treatment continued up to date for other patients, who still are in the ETU.
"According to Dr. Logan, the Lamivudine drug is in the list of World Health Organization (WHO) essential drugs that is approved for use and he did not manufactured the drug.
"He explained that only people who come for early treatment can be provided the Lamivudine drug especially from the first day of the symptoms of Ebola to the fifth day, adding that, “Not only Lamivudine drug that is needed to cure Ebola patients and anyone who comes late cannot be given the drug.”
"According to him, blood samples of the 10 were taken and tested by all professional doctors and nurses including people from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as other international partners working in collaboration with the County Task Force in Bomi."
The 10 persons who survived of the deadly Ebola virus disease include: Promise Galakemene, Kula Coleman, Patience Kamara, Susan K. Kamara, Bendu Kamara, Fatee Sheriff, Elizabeth Kundo, Jowel Khovoy, Tenenie Golafaley and Charles Roberts.
Another article on this breaking story from allafrica.com is published here
Editorial - A Failure of Leadership
by Conrad LeBeau 10/29/14
Lamivudine is also known as Epivir or 3TC. The patents on this drug have expired so it is a low cost remedy which means there is not much profit in it for the big drug companies. Lamivudine has been used to treat hepatitis B and has long been used as part of HIV drug cocktail combinations. It has a reputation as one of the safest HIV drugs to use long term. About 12 years ago or longer, I recall a phone call from a reader who combined Lamivudine with Olive leaf extract. The lady reported her viral load was reduced to zero. Since then I lost contact with her so there is no followup.
According to experts, Lamivudine alone works effectively against HIV for a few weeks then viral resistance develops. That is why it is only used in combination therapy when treating HIV. For Ebola, viral resistance does not matter, since you only need the drug for 5 days, then you are cured.
No one in a leadership position including Anthony Fauci who heads the NIAID has ever expressed an interest in funding research into low cost remedies for any disease. Fauci says: "follow the science." Great, but does that also mean you have to follow the money trial led by Pfizer, GSK and the other big drug companies as well? Today, there is a complete failure of leadership at the CDC, the FDA, the NIH, and NIAID to lead the way to find safe, effective, and affordable treatments, not only for Ebola, but for cancer, AIDS and other diseases as well. Employees at government agencies are suppose to represent all the people, not just the very rich and well connected. All the attention and money is always on new patentable drugs.
There is no attention or commitment to find affordable or low cost remedies from any source, whether it be generic drugs, food based remedies, bio-oxidative, and herbal remedies as none of these can be patented. The charade continues as safe, effective and low cost remedies for major illnesses continue to be swept under the red carpet that parades, instead, new high priced drugs for every disease imaginable. The entire leadership of the Department of Health and Human Services, the NIH, the FDA, the NIAID and CDC should all be fired. They are in the back pockets of the big drug companies and every one of them should be sent packing.
Email your comments to me about this editorial here.
Updated instructions on making the Hawthorn leaf decoction for Ebola and other conditions (Oct 20, 2014)
These instructions are being updated because several variations of the original method of making the hawthorn extract have been tried and some improvements have been made in the past two months.
First you need to find a source of hawthorn leaves. I found a source of leaves and flowers at herbco.com 800-500-6148. One pound of a blend of leaves and flowers c/s (cut and sifted) was purchased for $9.00 plus shipping charges. Note: I noticed today they were sold out of the leaves and flowers. Try Google or any search engine for "hawthorn leaves" to locate other sources. A source of bulk organic hawthorn leaves, flowers and berries is Michelle Kalevik 303-322-7930.
While the fruit is the most widely used part of the Hawthorn bush, I decided to use the leaves and flowers. After reading the instructions given to Marie Julie Jahenny by the Blessed Mother on Aug 5, 1880, on how to prepare the Hawthorn remedy, I am left with a few unanswered questions, they are -
1. What quantity of Hawthorn leaves should be added to what quantity of water? Should the leaves be whole or cut? Should it be a teaspoonful of leaves per cup of water or a tablespoon of leaves per cup or some other measurement?
2. After adding the Hawthorn leaves to the boiling water, should the mixture continue to A. be boiled for the next 14 minutes, B. be simmered for 14 minutes, or should the C. the heat be shut off while leaving the lid on for 14 minutes before straining and drinking the remedy?
3. Will the method vary depending on the heat source - gas stove, electrical or wood stove?
My first attempts at making the Hawthorn leaf decoction
Decoction: Decoctions are usually made by boiling a herb or food from 5 to 20 minutes. The temperature can reach 212 degrees fahrenheit equals 100 degrees Celsius. In my first attempt, I placed a full cup of water into a pan and brought it to a boil. Then I added one heaping tablespoon of the dried hawthorn leaves and flowers (c/s) into the boiling water. I stirred it and boiled it for one minute, then reduced the heat and placed a cover over the pot and simmered it for 14 minutes. I did not want to cook it on high heat for the 14 minutes as excess heat could reduce the medicinal value of some of the ingredients in the remedy. I removed the pot from the stove and left the cover on to cool it for about 10 minutes. I then strained the mixture to remove the cooked leaves and flowers. The color of the decoction was brown although partially cloudy with sediment from the cooked leaves. It was mild in flavor.
Infusion: The infusion method is usually used to make a tea. Infusion temperatures may start at the boiling temperature of water but quickly drop to below 160 degrees F and down further to 120 degrees F which is basically warm water. In another experiment I placed the hawthorn leaves in a cup of boiling water, turned off the heat, and let it alone for 10 or 15 minutes. I tried this and found that the resulting tea was lukewarm, light in color and had little flavor, indicating that much of the medicinal ingredients were still inside the leaves and flowers. I concluded that an infusion would not make a good remedy. After discussing both methods with a trained Herbalist, she stated that it would take a higher temperature of the leaves in the water to draw out the medicinal properties of the hawthorn leaf. She suggested combining the Decoction and Infusion methods.
My latest method of making a Hawthorn decoction doubles the herb and water used and simmers the mixture rather than boiling or steeping it
The Hawthorn extract I currently make is based on the following method: I use a 1.5 qt (1 and a half quart) stainless steel pot with a lid. I place two cups of water plus 1/4 cup of water into the pot and bring it to a rolling boil. I then add 2 heaping tablespoons of the cut hawthorn leaves and flowers to the boiling water and stir it while shutting off the heat for one minute. I then place the pot with the lid on the smallest burner on the stove with the lowest possible setting. I set the timer for 14 minutes. [You may add some Hawthorn berries to the mixture if you want, but this is not necessary.] At the 3 or 4 minute interval, I lift the lid to check on what it is doing. It should be simmering, not bubbling at a full boil.
By simmering, I mean there should be some churning motion to part (not all) of the hawthorn leaves and water in the pot. Most of the herb and water mixture should be motionless or just slightly moving. The temperature of the simmering mixture can be as low as 160 degrees F but less than the boiling temperature of the mixture. The ideal range is more than 160 degrees F but less than 190 degrees F. The resulting decoction I made was a deep golden brown color that looked like a clear maple syrup. The liquid also had a slight thickness (viscosity) and very smooth taste. Its physical effects are noticeable as a diuretic, and in promoting restful sleep. [Do not add any honey, sugar or other herbs to this remedy. Use it by itself.]
If you use an electric or wood stove, you will need to move or adjust the temperature to simmer (not boil) the mixture for the 14 minutes needed to make the remedy.
After 14 minutes the resulting decoction is strained and divided into two servings. If only one person is using the remedy, one cup is immediately consumed and the other is set aside or refrigerated for later use. In using the remedy for one Ebola patient, the entire day's remedy can be made at one time using 3 and 1/2 cups of water with 3 heaping tablespoons of the cut leaves and flowers. The resulting extract is divided into 3 portions that are taken about 5 hours apart. Note that this remedy must be taken early in the disease process or it may not work.
What about using Hawthorn extracts and capsules?
Why not take hawthorn berry capsules? The use of capsules is an experimental possibility and could be considered if the capsules primarily contain extracts of the leaves and flowers. However, not knowing the details of how the product is made leaves open questions about its efficacy. An experimental dose for an adult would be 3 capsules 3 times a day. Personally, I prefer making my own extract on the kitchen stove. At least you know what you got.
[I have found that one cup of this Hawthorn decoction taken before bedtime helps promote longer, deeper, and more restful sleep.]
I might add at this juncture that the use of the Hawthorn leaf decoction for treating Ebola is an act of faith as there is no scientific research (yet) that would support its use for treating Ebola. [My own theory is that the Hawthorn leaf decoction increases the availability of oxygen to the heart, and other body organs, and tissues.]
October 7. 2014. The latest issue of the Journal of Immunity covers the rapidly emerging Ebola epidemic, how the virus is transmitted by direct touch or through the air, its symptoms, and treatment options, and an 1880 prophecy from a French mystic who received a message about this disease from the Virgin Mary nearly a century before scientists discovered it. The Virgin Mary recommended a hawthorne leaf decoction as a home remedy to stop the progression of the disease. The African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine has an article about a man who achieved a sustained seroconversion for HIV as a result of using black seed powder as a monotherapy. Two test cases are now underway- one in Wisconsin and one in Illinois in an attempt to duplicate these results - one using black seed powder and one using black seed oil. Read more here
Oct 9, 2014 : Email to me
Hello, I just happened upon your website. I live in Houston,Texas. As you probably already know,ebola is in Dallas, TX. I have the remedies, but I had a question. All of the symptoms do pretty much match for the plague, Marie Julie-Jahenny spoke about. I don't understand what it means that it will attack the word, the heart and spirit. I would sort of guess, the heart would be affected, but what does she mean when the word is affected? Also, how can your spirit be affected? Please email soon. I eagerly await,more information Thank you and God bless you, Selena McPhail
Reply from Conrad LeBeau <firstname.lastname@example.org> 12:02 PM (1 minute ago) to Therese Selena,
The original quote was in French, and while I am a descendent of French ancestry, I did not do the translation. Marie Julie Jahenny died in 1941 and before the Ebola virus was discovered. If she were alive, she wouid be the one best qualified to answer your questions. However, prophetic revelations are not without merit because some details seem out of place or are not understood.
My impression of those words is this - the heart is damaged first and heart failure is a primary cause of death from Ebola - (Hawthorn helps protect the heart). The disease attacks the "spirit" by a loss of "hope" that recovery is possible. [spirit refers to state of mind, not the soul] It then attacks the "word" by undermining "faith" in the "Word of God."
One bit of information I did not mention but is significant is the date of the revelation which was August 5th, 1880. One of the visionaries at Medjugorje recently asked the Virgin Mary on what date she was born. She replied it was August 5th. By the way, the visionary asked this question on August 5th. I believe that the remedy of Hawthorn decoction was a gift from the Mother of Jesus to a future generation that would suffer the plague of this disease.
The last secrets of Medjugorje have to due with end time chastisements that can be alleviated but not entirely eliminated with prayer and fasting. As I stated in my article, the use of Hawthorn decoction is based on faith, not science, at least, until some future scientist decides to test this remedy as an early treatment for Ebola. Read the prophetic revelation carefully. The Hawthorn remedy must be given within the first few days when symptoms appear, or it may be too late to stop progression of the disease. Conrad.
September 29th, 2014. New Developments in the case of the FDA (U.S. Government) vs. Conrad LeBeau (Case No 10-CR-00253), U.S. Attorney Gordon Giampietro wrote a letter today to United States District Judge Charles Clevert requesting a decision in this case. Under Federal Court rules, U.S. Judge Charles Clevert is to review Magistrate Callahan's decisions and write his own opinion before it can be appealed to the 7th Circuit of Appeals in Chicago. It has now been19 months since the last legal briefs have been filed and still there is no letter indicating when a decision may be finalized. U.S. Attorney Gordon Giampietro letter is filed as Doc 104.
The letter Doc 104 filed today is welcome news as it now places the U.S. Government in agreement with me in my earlier request (Doc 103) filed in April, 2014, to Judge Charles Clevert requesting the status of his review.
In a nutshell, I am asking the Federal Courts to narrow the definition of what is classified as a drug to its original meaning in the FDC Act of 1906 which would exclude food and food-based dietary supplements (defined in DSHEA) from the drug definition based on speech about its intended use to prevent or mitigate disease. It would limit the definition to narcotics and the other category specified in the FDC Act of 1906. If successful, my appeal would end the FDA policy of dual classification where the FDA arbitrarily classifies a substance as both a food and a drug at the same time based solely on words or speech.
In FDA mind-speak, it is words on labels about the intended use of a food or nutritional supplement to prevent illness that the FDA claims is criminal behavior because the words magically transform (through legal fiction) a food into an unapproved new drug, However, reality is not that words are creating drugs, but rather that the FDA is simply censoring speech. FDA's arbitrary branding of a food as a drug is not based on the composition of a food or a food-based nutritional supplement, but rather on how words are used to describe its intended uses.
Current FDA enforcement of the FDC ACT tramples on the First Amendment, the 9th amendment right to Freedom of Choice in Medicine, and intrudes on rights reserved to the States under the 10th amendment by assuming powers not enumerated in Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution. FDA even treats as criminal behavior a reference to a scientific article published at the United States National Library of Medicine. It only takes one FDA employee to disagree with a scientific article, and how it is distributed along with a food or nutritional supplement, to create an alleged violation of the FDC Act.
This censorship of speech and the press by some employees of the FDA unabashedly violates the First Amendment rights of all Americans and does irreparable harm by depriving millions of people of life saving scientific research, opinion and information. You can read the rest of my legal arguments in the Forum link in the right column. Go to #18 for the original brief and replies.
Next monday - the latest issue of the Journal of Immunity will be posted online. This issue focuses on new developments in growing Ebola epidemic, and new case results on the effects of black seed powder or oil in the treatment of HIV. An update on Ebola planned for today has been delayed until next monday.
Did you know that today, September 29, each year, is a feast day in the Catholic church to celebrate the work and contributions of three archangels - Saint Gabriel, Saint Raphael and Saint Michael?
LIPITOR can cause serious side effects
by Conrad LeBeau
Within the past year, I have spoken with two local senior citizens, Don W. and Earl D, (both over 80 y.o.) who live in southeastern Wisconsin, and took the cholesterol lowering drug, Lipitor, and who have reported as a side effect muscle wasting and weakness.
Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium) is a statin drug used by millions of people to lower the bad LDL cholesterol and increase the good HDL cholesterol. Drugs.com reports about 2% of the people have side effects. However, the side effects of Lipitor and most prescription drugs are vastly under-reported as doctors rarely discuss adverse effects with their patients. Patients who develop new symptoms are left to guess whether or not this drug or that drug is the cause and whether the symptoms indicate that some new health problem is emerging. It is a fact that one drug alone can have dozens of side effects. It is not uncommon for some drugs to have 50 or more side effects. Adverse effects can occur immediately or after several months or years.
A long list of the many side effects that may be caused by Lipitor are available from drugs.com. Read the adverse effects and the rest of the article here. [This includes a list of 12 foods and supplements that will improve your heart and circulatory health.]
An HIV patient in Milwaukee began using Black Seed powder (sometimes called Black Cumin) on Aug 9th, 2014, in an attempt to duplicate an apparent "cure of HIV/AIDS" published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine in 2013.
The article was posted on this website on 8/3/14 (See link below).
Milwaukee, WI - On August 9th, 2014, Patient R, a caucasian male began taking 2 capsules of Black Seed powder with meals three times a day. The local experiment is based on a case study of 4 years duration done in Nigeria. The first 6 months of the Nigerian study involved the use on Nigella Sativa (Black Seed) as a monotherapy for HIV. Local testing in Milwaukee and emails from the author, Dr Onifade, led to the initial observation that about 3000 mg of black seed powder was consumed daily in the Nigerian test case. The Nigerian patient had restoration of normal CD4 helper cell counts and a consistent non-detectable hiv viral load for more than 2 years after the treatment was discontinued. Equally surprising was a consistent non-detectable antibody test for HIV that began in the 6th month of treatment. At that time, the treatment was discontinued and two years hence, the HIV virus remains non-detectable and the patient has a fully restored CD4 cell count.
The difference between the Nigerian case and the current ongoing Milwaukee test case is that no honey was added to the Black Seed powder and the dose was divided into 3 portions taken with meals 3 times a day. Like the Nigerian case, no pharmaceutical anti-virals for HIV are being used while the Black Seed powder study is underway. The baseline CD4 count and PCR viral load test was taken in July, 3 weeks before starting the Black Seed protocol - Patient R's baseline labs are an absolute CD4 count of 262 and an HIV viral load of 10,571.
The first test results after using the Black Seed powder (in capsule form) will occur sometime next month in October (about 60 day after starting the herbal remedy), and the results will be published on this website.
Note: This local experiment is possible because patient R's doctor took him off all HIV antiviral drugs due to adverse side effects; the doctor is currently monitoring his viral load and immune status every 3 months while he is on this "drug holiday." Patient R plans to inform his doctor at their next meeting in October on his use of Black Seed powder at the same time blood is drawn for new labs tests. Anyone reading this report who has questions or wants more specific details on what patient R is doing can email me. Write "Black Seed" in the subject line.
from the archives of the Alliance for Human Research Protection - America's Healthcare Crisis--7 Scientists Quit Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas
The Associated Press reports that "at least seven scientists resigned in protest from an embattled Cancer Prevention Research Institute in Texas (CPRIT) that was backed by Governor Rick Perry and Lance Armstrong. The scientists, among them Nobel laureates, Dr. Phillip Sharp, and CPRIT's chief scientific officer, Dr. Alfred Gilman who resigned in protest after the institute approved a $20 million grant for an incubator project at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston without scientific review of the merit of the project.
Dr. Gilman told colleagues in e-mails that he was trying to prevent misuse of taxpayer dollars and funding decisions based on political considerations. The scientists object to the politically driven agenda that puts commercial interest before science. CPRIT has received $3 billion in taxpayer money. Dr. Brian Dynlacht, another scientist who is leaving, warned that the agency was headed down a path of systematic abuses. It is worth rmembering that Gov. Perry has shown his predilection for commercially influenced policies.
Gov. Perry had instituted with lightening speed, a mandatory HPV vaccination policy that would have forced school girls to expose their young innocent bodies to Merck's controversial vaccine. It was public uproar about the commercial ties that underpinned the mandatory policy that led the legislature to overturn it.
As we have often decried in our various Infomails, the scientific foundation of medicine and America's medical policies have been corrupted by political and commercial forces that undermine both the integrity of medical science and the therapeutic raison d'etre of medicine.
Americans suffer from commercially driven healthcare policies whose corporate beneficiaries have denigraded safety and respect for individual human lives in favor of high volume, mega profits. As a result. Americans' health status has declined compared to citizens in the rest of the industrialized nations of the world. Read our 4-Part series, America's Healthcare Crisis (This article was published by the Alliance for Human Research Protection on Oct 15, 2012.)
Ebola - Symptoms, Transmission, Treatments and Prophecy
August 12, 2014
The Ebola virus derived its name from a river in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), in Africa, where it was first recognized. (1) There are 4 subtypes of Ebola virus, three of which can infect humans. The virus is believed to have originated in the tropical jungles of Africa and may have an animal host (fruit bats and monkeys) for its origin. Ebola belongs to a class of viruses known as hemorrhagic viruses. Hemorrhagic virus are known to cause bleeding and may cause death by excess bleeding.
Other types of Hemorrhagic viruses
On March 1, 1952, an article in the British Medical Journal discussed an epidemic of a hemorrhagic virus in Korea known as "Songo Fever" where it attacked United Nations forces in Korea. In 1939, the Japanese reported the same disease and called it "Kokka" disease. The British Medical Journal said the origin of this disease was thought to be a mite that was transmitted by a field mouse. Symptoms include fever, rash, myalgia, and albuminuria that lasts about 7 days. In severe cases there may be haemoptysis, haematemesis, haematuria, and melaena. The Japanese report the fatality rate at 13%. It is reported that antibiotics did not work.
Viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) are of animal and human origin and may be caused by RNA viruses including Arenaviridae, Filoviridae, Bunyaviridae, Flaviviridae, and Rhabdoviridae. "All types of VHF are characterized by fever and bleeding disorders and all can progress to high fever, shock and death in many cases." (2)
Wikipedia also reports:
"Signs and symptoms of VHFs include (by definition) fever and increased susceptibility to bleeding (bleeding diathesis). Manifestations of VHF often also include flushing of the face and chest, small red or purple spots (petechiae), frank bleeding, swelling caused by edema, low blood pressure (hypotension), and shock. Malaise, muscle pain (myalgia), headache, vomiting, and diarrhea occur frequently. The severity of symptoms varies with the type of virus, with the “VHF syndrome” (capillary leak, bleeding diathesis, and circulatory compromise leading to shock) appearing in a majority of patients with filovirus hemorrhagic fevers (e.g., Ebola and Marburg), CCHF, and the South American hemorrhagic fevers, but in a small minority of patients with dengue, RVF, and Lassa fever."
The Ebola outbreak currently affects Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria. Ebola was first identified in 1976 and initially affected the Congo and Sudan. To make the diagnosis, malaria, cholera, typhoid fever, and other viral hemorrhagic disease must be excluded, The mortality rate of Ebola is from 50 to 90%. Recently the CDC reported that the incubation rate is from 8 to 21 days.
Published reports on symptoms of Ebola.
First symptoms (1, 2, 3) are -
1. fever, sore throat, muscle pains and headaches quickly followed by
2. nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, a red rash may cover part or all of the body, leading to
3. decreased functioning of the liver and kidneys and bleeding from multiple body parts.
4. advanced symptoms - tongue and mouth turn red, skin turns red, whites of eyes turn red, yellowing of the skin and red areas at the same time, bleeding from the eyes, nose, ears, mouth, rectum, vagina and penis. Where the virus was not treated, the skin turns black looking like severe burns.
3. World Health Organization
How this Virus is spread
Direct contact with a patients bodily fluids. This not only includes touching a patient, but touching any clothes or objects they have touched or handled. Touching a door knob that an infected patient grasped could pass on the infection. Unlike HIV that requires body to body transfer of fluids, Ebola is spread easily. One person got Ebola by stealing and using a cell phone from a deceased victim. The cell phone had Ebola virions on it and passed it on to the user who then developed the disease. Thus, door knobs, water fountains, any public place could provide contact with a contaminated surface. How about a table and chairs? Public restrooms? Public swimming pools and recreation areas?
Airborne Transmission of the Ebola virus
While in the wild, there is no evidence of airborne transmission of Ebola, the news media reports that Ebola is not transmitted through the air. However, the media does this while offering no explanation why several doctors who are expertly trained not to pick up the Ebola or other infections are, in fact, coming down with the illness. The only obvious source of transmission was the air. Possibly, an Ebola patient could transmit the virus through the air just by talking. An unexpected cough or clearing of the throat could easily spill thousands of Ebola virions into the air. Don't believe CNN and other media outlets that continuously repeat the statement that Ebola is not airborne. One infected person on an international airplane could, by coughing and hacking, spread the Ebola virus to everyone else on the plane. No major city anywhere on this planet is even slightly prepared on how to handle an Ebola outbreak.
August 1, 2014, naturalnews.com reported the following:
In fact, a 2012 BBC article entitled "Growing concerns over 'in the air' transmission of Ebola" states: (3) Canadian scientists have shown that the deadliest form of the ebola virus could be transmitted by air between species. In experiments, they demonstrated that the virus was transmitted from pigs to monkeys without any direct contact between them. In their experiments, the pigs carrying the virus were housed in pens with the monkeys in close proximity but separated by a wire barrier. After eight days, some of the macaques were showing clinical signs typical of ebola and were euthanised. Read more here:
Graphic photos of Ebola victims
The following photos were downloaded from the internet. Each photo has a story to tell. Read more here on an 1880 prophecy and a herbal remedy for this disease given to the mystic and stigmatist Marie-Julie Jahenny.
BREAKING STORY - Aug 6th - Mike Adams of naturalnews.com asks 21 questions about the Ebola pandemic that are not being addressed by the mass media.
Posted August 3, 2014.
Nigella Sativa (aka Black Cumin) induced a sustained sero-conversion in an HIV patient
This study was published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2013) 10(5):332-335. The authors are Abdulfatah Adekunle Onifade, Andrew Paul Jewell & Waheed Adeola Adedeji. The email address to reach the author is email@example.com
Immunology unit, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Black Seed (Nigella sativa) is also known as Black Seed, Kalonji and Haba Al-Barakah. The medicinal uses of Black Seed have been written about in both Islamic and Christian literature for thousands of years. Black seed is used as a spice in Mexican, Spanish, Indian, and Asian cooking.
This study was brought to my attention by a reader who recently emailed me a link to this article. The abstract states the following:
Abstract Nigella sativa had been documented to possess many therapeutic functions in medicine but the least expected is sero-conversion in HIV infection which is very rare despite extensive therapy with highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART). This case presentation is to highlight the complete recovery and sero-conversion of adult HIV patient after treatment with Nigella sativa concoction for the period of six months.
The patient presented to the herbal therapist with history of chronic fever, diarrhea, weight loss and multiple pruritic lesions of 3 months duration. Examination revealed moderate weight loss, and the laboratory tests of ELISA and Western blot (new blot 1 & 2) confirmed sero-positivity to HIV infection with pre-treatment viral (HIV-RNA) load of 27,000 copies/ml and CD4 count of 250 cells/ mm3 respectively. The patient was commenced on Nigella sativa concoction 10mls twice daily for 6 months.. He was contacted daily to monitor side-effects and drug efficacy. Fever, diarrhea and multiple pruritic lesions disappeared on 5th, 7th and 20th day respectively on Nigella sativa therapy. The CD4 count decreased to 160 cells/ mm3
Repeated EIA and Western blot tests on 187th day on Nigella sativa therapy was sero-negative. The post therapy CD4 count was 650cells/ mm3 with undetectable viral (HIV-RNA) load. Several repeats of the HIV tests remained sero- negative, aviraemia and normal CD4 count since 24 months without herbal therapy. This case report reflects the fact that there are possible therapeutic agents in Nigella sativa that may effectively control HIV infection.
The full article which I obtained discusses a 46 year old man who had fever and diarrhea started treatment with a herbalist in August of 2009. He was monitored daily. The only treatment the patient used was the Nigella Sativa and honey mixture (60% Nigella sativa and 40% honey). He used no prescribed drugs. He started with a viral load of 27000 and a CD4 count of 250. Within the first 20 days of treatment, all his symptoms had disappeared.
At the end of the first month, his viral load dropped to 1000 and his CD4 count declined to 160. At the end of the second month, his viral load was less than 50 copies and his CD4 count increased to 190. At the end of the 3rd month, his viral load was non-detectable and his CD4 count was 270.
For the first 5 months, his Elisa and Western Blot test were positive for HIV. At the end of the 6 month his CD4 count had increased to 650 and for the first time his antibody test was negative.
His herbal treatment was discontinued after 6 months. After 12 months, his CD4 counts were at 840 and his antibody test was still negative. At the 47th month, his CD4 count was 880, his viral load was nondetectable and his Elisa and Western Blot were still negative. To me it appears this patient was cured of AIDS with 6 months use of Nigella sativa.
This was a single case, well documented, and with impressive results. However, there are some unanswered questions and I emailed them to the authors earlier today. They are.
1. Was the mixture of 40% honey and 60% Nigella sativa based on volume or the weight or each ingredient?
2. Since 10 ml (about 2 teaspoons) was used twice a day, was the mixture made of ground Nigella Sativa seed mixed with honey or the Nigella sativa oil (Black seed oil) mixed with honey?
Reply received August 5th from:
abdulfatai adekunle onifade 10:32 AM (1 hour ago) to me
"It is based on volume. Honey is to make it easir for nigella sativa seed. Seed is the most preferred. Thank you" Dr AA ONIFADE
The authors concluded their article with this statement:
It was concluded that the sustained sero-conversion induced by Nigella sativa concoction in this HIV patient means that all HIV cells at all stages in infected cells in the body must have been lysed. Therefore, there is need to further study more HIV patients on Nigella sativa therapy and its virucidal effect on this pandemic virus.
Note: Black Seed (Nigella sativa) Black Seed powder capsules are sold in health food stores. amazingherbs.com is one source but there are probably others. You may email your comments to us about this article.
Hillary Clinton ignores the poisoning of America's food supply by Monsanto's GMO corn and soybeans as she accepts $225,000 in speaking fees before a biotechnology convention in San Diego.
Fooddemocracynow.org reported that in her recent speech in San Diego "Clinton went on to say that she supports "[GMO] seeds and products that have a proven track record." In particular, she acknowledged the type of drought-resistant seeds that she touted during her tenure as U.S. Secretary of State. During her speech, which took place at the San Diego Convention Center, some Americans who know the truth about GMOs' "track record" protested outside; they noted that at least 26 countries have banned GMOs from their agricultural production and food marketplaces.
Note: Drought resistant corn and soybeans is not what people are protesting about - it is the Bt pesticide and herbicides from GMO corn and soy that have contaminated our food supply. I guess Hillary is just like any other professional politican - accept the cash and ignore the science that gets in the way of generous campaign contributions. Why doesn't she and her counterparts in the Wall St Wing of the Republican party just put a "For Sale" sign on their back? Both political parties have a Wall St wing that needs clipping.
The following article and petition is by Katherine Paul of the Organic Consumers Association -To be delivered to Hillary Clinton-
Hillary Clinton could be the next Democratic presidential nominee. Do we really want someone in the White House who protects Monsanto's profits at the expense of public health? Scientists, medical professionals and climate experts warn us that a food and agriculture system built around poisons like Monsanto's Roundup and Dow's 2,4-D, a system that promotes soy and corn monocultures instead of crop diversity, is unhealthy for humans and the environment. Genetically engineered agriculture has failed. It has created superweeds that require increasingly toxic poisons, and those poisons are showing up in the blood, urine and breast milk of humans.
The United Nations last year issued a report entitled "Before It's Too Late," stating that not only will genetically engineered crops not feed the world, as the biotech industry claims, but they are a huge contributor to global warming. Polls show that 93% of Americans want GMO labeling laws. Yet politicians like Hillary Clinton, whose ties to the biotech industry run deep, continue to pander to Monsanto. Even Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who claims that he is pro-states' rights, has said he would not defend states' rights to label GMOs.
The next leader of the U.S. needs to take a stand against huge corporations that are devastating the environment and human health. If Hillary Clinton is not that leader, consumers will look to candidates like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who has a proven track record of supporting states' rights to label GMOs, and the transition to organic, sustainable, regenerative agriculture.
GLUTATHIONE – A LIFE SUSTAINING MOLECULE
Ron Peters MD
Your life depends on a very small molecule called glutathione (GSH) that is found in every cell of your body. It is made of three amino acids and it serves three life sustaining functions:
- Glutathione is the most important and abundant antioxidant inside all the cells of the body, serving to neutralize free radicals.
- Essential for the immune system to fight infections and kill cancer cells.
- Detoxifying chemicals and heavy metals, and removing them from the body.
What medical science knows about glutathione
Intracellular GSH plays a central role in the functioning of all immune cells and is required for T and B cells to differentiate into fully active cells. Glutathione plays a critical role in maintaining cellular energy (ATP) production by protecting mitochondria from the oxidative damage from oxygen metabolism, and, reducing the damaging effects of mercury, lead and other heavy metals that can disturb and even destroy mitochondria.
The highest concentration of glutathione is found in the liver, making it critically important in the detoxification and elimination of free radicals. Accumulation of these dangerous compounds can result in oxidative stress, which occurs when the generation of free radicals in the body exceeds the body’s ability to neutralize and eliminate them. Read more here
Buyer’s Guide for Health Foods – Part 3
(excerpts from the latest Journal of Immunity)
Acai frozen pulp – 2 to 3 ounces daily added to a fruit smoothie with 20 grams of whey protein helps burn abdominal fat. Use once a day in the morning.
Apple Cider Vinegar – raw and organic – One teaspoon in water taken with or between meals helps with digestion and weight loss.
Bee Pollen – contains 25% lecithin, a fat emulsifier, and is a natural source of probiotics, and trace minerals. Local bee pollen helps promote natural immunity to allergies from grass and trees. Start off with a few grains daily and gradually increase the dose.
Bitter Melon – supports normal blood sugar levels, and liver health.
Blackseed powder (Nigella Sativa aka Black Cumin) – Adult dose – 2 or 3 capsules twice daily. (helps with weight loss by increasing insulin sensitivity )
Castor Oil – used topically or orally – supports white blood cells function and counts – detoxifies the liver and other organs, kills parasites. Castor oil packs with a heat pad over the liver helps to reduce hepatitis viral loads; over the lungs – clears them of most chronic infections, kills parasites, improves breathing, promotes thymus gland function when done over the upper part of the chest.
Cayenne – helps with digestion, warms the body, combined with kelp increases body temperature, improves the action of other herbs. Daily use helps to prevent heart attacks. One teaspoon in a glass of water will stop most heart attacks and strokes in progress. Cayenne dissolves a blood clot, and unlike aspirin, will not promote bleeding.
Note: the longer you wait to use cayenne after a stroke or heart attack, the less effective it is. See your doctor before taking cayenne if you are on blood thinners.
Cinnamon – the spice to lower blood sugar levels and improve insulin resistance. Adult dose: 2 or 3 capsules twice daily.
Coral Calcium - fossilized from ancient sea coral beds. A great natural source of calcium and trace minerals. Often magnesium oxide is added to create a 2 to 1 ratio of calcium to magnesium. Taken before bedtime, it promotes sleep, stronger bones and teeth, dissolves calcium spurs, helps to prevent osteoporosis.
Curcumin with Turmeric – a powerful anti-inflammatory – reduces pain from multiple sources, used for arthritis and rheumatism.
A local resident shares his experiences with an Oriental Medicine Doctor (O.M.D) June, 2014, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
(This article is an excerpt of the latest Journal of Immunity - now at the printers. Check back by 7/15 for the online version. )
by John Doe
Flu season is usually in the winter when the northern hemisphere is devoid of the sun’s virus killing UV rays. However, with days and weeks on end of rainy weather, and lack of daily sunshine, some kind of stomach flue bug began appearing locally.
Symptoms were stomach discomfort, chest congestion, low-grade fever and aching joints. Seeking to locate a store that sold Indian meals, I happened by chance upon a store brimming with Chinese herbs, most of them with labels written in the Chinese language and unreadable to me.
As I walked along the aisle, a Chinese man approached me and asked me if I needed help. I told him I had some kind of a cold or stomach virus and was looking for some spicy Indian meals that I could take home. He then invited me to sit down. He told me he was a doctor of oriental medicine. It was my first such encounter. Read more here
Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA) sue Vermont to try to overturn its recently enacted law for GMO product labeling
A wide range of organizations are reporting the filing of this lawsuit that was promised by the GMA and Monsanto when Vermont's Gov. Peter Shumlin signed the nations' first ever GMO labeling law on May 8, 2014.
Support for GMO labeling laws by members of moveon.org is important and crucial as the organization has 8 million members and can generate a lot of petitions and email to state officials as well as Washington.
The following are excerpts from an email by Anna Galland of MoveOn.org on Jun 22, 2014. - Read more here.
June 16 - AT and T removes Wi-Fi (microwave signaling) from our modem
On March 10th, 2014, I reported in this blog that modems from AT and T, TWC, Comcast, and other internet providers area major source of microwave radiation, and equivalent to standing in front of a constantly running microwave oven or living near a cell phone tower. I verified the reading outputs with a Cornet Electrosmog Tester. Routers used for wireless connections also emit equally significant amounts of microwave radiation when actively in use.
Today June 16, our phone line with AT and T went dead and a technician was sent out to repair it. While the old modem was rebooted and uploaded with software, the technician decided to replace it with a new one. I showed him the box lined with double aluminum foil (that I had surrounded the modem with) to block the microwave signals. With the Cornet tester, I showed him exactly how much radiation was emitted by AT and T's modem and compared it to radiation leaking from a microwave oven. Both readings were in the red zone exceeding 180mw/m2.
He said he could disable the wireless WI-Fi signals from the modem. He made an internal adjustment to the new modem, and then entered it on my computer at AT and T's website. When the modem was turned back on, I no longer needed the aluminum box. The wireless microwave signals AKA WI-Fi was zero, just the way I like it.
If you have a modem from any of the major internet providers (Time Warner, AT and T etc), and use ethernet or cables to connect to your various devices like printers, fax machines, etc, you can call your internet provider and have them disable the wireless signals (the Wi-Fi) signals being emitted out of the main modem so you don't need to be microwaved while you are working on your desktop computer.
I have observed friends that use laptop computer, and 99% of the time, they stay on a desk at home when they are being used. At home or office, people using wireless laptops are in locations where it is just as easy to use a wired connection. I would also give up wireless television (Uverse), and would only using wired connections instead.
My own theory is that the overload of high frequency energy in the form of microwave radiation is taking its toll on the human body and is especially affecting the brain, and the adrenal glands is an adverse way leading to fatigue, insomnia, and contributing to many of the diseases of civilization.
A poison pill (FDA approval) kills medical marijuana use in Wisconsin
The Milwaukee Journal stated this morning (6/16/14) that a derivative of marijuana called cannabidiol (CBD) used to treat seizures was approved by the State of Wisconsin, and signed by Gov. Scott Walker two months ago. In spite of this, no doctor in Wisconsin has prescribed it. The reason is that someone in the State Senate inserted the requirement for "FDA approval." This was done without understanding the legal and financial burdens created by this "poison pill" would be insurmountable. Read more here.
VACCINE INDUCED OVERLOAD AND RELATED SERIOUS HEALTH IS BECOMING THE NORM NOT THE EXCEPTION IN US CHILDREN
May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — A new peer reviewed paper was published in a recent issue of Molecular and Genetic Medicine (S1:025, 2014) that presents convincing evidence that the rapid increase in the number of vaccines given to US children has now created a state of immune overload in the majority, or close to the majority, of young US children and that this is being manifested by related health issues including epidemics of obesity, diabetes, and autism. The new paper is authored by immunologist J. Bart Classen, MD.
"We have been publishing for years that vaccines are causing an epidemic of inflammatory diseases including diabetes, obesity and autism. However the number of vaccines given to children has continued to rise to a point where we have reached a state of immune overload in roughly the majority of young US children. The new paper reviews the evidence of immune overload and the plethora of different health effects the children are developing because of the immune overload," says Dr. J. Bart Classen, MD.
Dr. Classen's research indicates that the large number of vaccines given to patients is leading to an epidemic of chronic inflammation resulting in epidemics of autoimmune diseases, allergies, and a comprehensive inhibitory response manifesting as obesity and metabolic syndrome.
"The best data indicates that vaccine induced chronic disease is now of a magnitude that dwarfs almost all prior poisoning of humans including poisoning from agents like asbestos, low dose radiation, lead and even cigarettes. Most patients don't even realize that they are suffering from the adverse effects of vaccines. Even more concerning patients and or their parents are being harassed, accused of practicing poor dieting and exercise habits leading to development obesity and diabetes when in fact they suffer from vaccine induced obesity and diabetes," says Dr. J. Bart Classen.
May 22nd. Congress restricts mass NSA data collection of Americans with the USA Freedom Act
Report 21 (June 2, 2014)
Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, (my Congressman) who sponsored the original Patriot Act that started the mass collection of private data by the National Security Agency (NSA) has strongly criticized the agency for exceeding the powers granted to it by Congress after 911. Rep Sensenbrenner was a leading sponsor of the USA Freedom Act. The following was his statement on 5/22/2014.
Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the House for bringing the USA FREEDOM Act to the floor. I was Chairman of the Judiciary Committee on September 11, 2001. In the wake of that tragedy, the Committee passed the PATRIOT Act with unanimous, bipartisan support. The bill easily passed in both the House and Senate, and President George W. Bush signed it into law. I believe the PATRIOT Act made America safer by enhancing the government’s ability to find and stop terrorist attacks. We were also careful to maintain the civil liberties that distinguish us from our enemies.
We’re here today because the government misapplied the law and upset the balance between privacy and security that we had fought to preserve. In a feat of legal gymnastics, the Administration convinced the FISA court that, because some records in the universe of every phone call Americans made were relevant to counterterrorism, the entire universe of calls must be relevant. The decision opened the floodgates to a practice of bulk collection that Congress never intended.
Senator Leahy and I introduced the USA FREEDOM Act to end bulk collection, increase transparency, and re-establish a proper balance between privacy and security. After months of input and negotiations—in a historic echo of its vote on the PATRIOT Act—the Judiciary Committee unanimously passed the FREEDOM Act. Read more here.
Saturday May 24th Worldwide March Against Monsanto.
208 events are planned in the United States alone. Click here to locate an event in your area. [Click on the second column to select your country, then the state or city, and scroll to the far right column for the event and time, or go to facebook page link for your local event.]
May 24th update - go here to see photos of the protest against Monsanto from around the world. The mass media continues to ignore these street protests. On May 24th, I watched NBC evening news with Lester Holt. It was brought to viewers by "Roundup" (Monsanto's notorious herbicide). Apparently NBC is more interested in protecting its bottom line than to report the truth. Ditto for the other mass media whores (ABC- FOX and CBS).
In spite of this, we must continue the battle against Wall St's economic oligarchs that continue to poison our food supply for their own profit. The policy of letting big corporations poison the US food supply for their bottomline has the active support of Wall St lawyers (e.g. Michael Taylor - former VP Monsanto) working within the FDA and USDA.
What's in your burger? (catsup, pickles, onions, antibiotics, growth hormones, steroids, Bt pesticides and herbicides, yum)
Dr Ronald Peters MD co-authors a new updated version of the Immune Restoration Handbook
May 19 2014
The Immune Restoration Handbook was updated last month. It is now co-authored by Dr. Ronald Peters MD. Three articles he wrote on MindBody Medicine, Wisdom of the Body, and one on Nutrition have been included in this latest printing, which is an updated version of the third edition. The book has been reformatted into two columns with smaller paragraphs for easier reading.
A chapter on "Balance your Blood Sugar" has been added and an updated index is included. Every chapter in the book including the sections on GMO's, Symptoms and Remedies, and Hepatitis have been carefully reviewed and updated. By eliminating repetition, the number of pages and price remains the same. The gill sans font, which is easy to read, was retained. Although Ron Peters MD's name is on the front cover as a co-author, the book's cover looks basically the same as in the last printing.
Since the 3rd edition was introduced in 2010, all printings have been done in small lots so reprints can be updated twice a year. This is why there has been some gradual changes in content over time. In a constantly changing world, no edition will ever be the final edition until it is the final edition. Your purchase of our lifetime's work, the Immune Restoration Handbook, supports our mission to educate the public on many issues, and create a better world for all of us. Thank you for your support. Conrad LeBeau and Ronald Peters MD
Governor Peter Shumlin of Vermont signs the first GMO labeling law in the nation
Facebook statement on May 8 2014.
Today I was proud to sign the nation's first law requiring GMO labeling. Vermonters and Americans have the right to know what is in their food. It's common sense. We all have the right to know what is in our food. More than 60 countries already have laws restricting or labeling foods produced with genetic engineering. Now, Vermont is the first state to require common-sense labeling for foods produced with genetic engineering. Vermont’s first-in-the-nation law is expected to be challenged in court by food producers that do not want to disclose this information to consumers.
In April, the state of Vermont also set up a food fight fund to defend this law against expected court challenges from the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and industry members who oppose the labeling of geneticially modified foods. Donations to the Food Fight Fund will help Vermont implement and administer its new law, and mount a powerful defense against these lawsuits. If you're able and willing to help us fight back, contribute to the Vermont Food Fight Fund
May 12, 2014. FDA v LeBeau - It is now 14 months and counting since the last legal arguments were filed in this case. Under court rules, the local Federal Judge must review the case before it can be forwarded to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. A letter requesting an update on the status of the review was mailed to United States Chief Judge Charles Clevert on April 21, 2014. No reply was received as of May 12th. This silence creates a mystery.
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