Not about MS but really interesting how they are now looking more closely to diet when looking at healing our bodies. Watch the movie"An Inconvenient Truth" it's a documentary with AL Gore and the time lines that they establish for when and where things started to go seriously wrong are much the same time lines when disease's started to appear more frequently. Industrialization as well genetically modifying and a host of other's are all caused by man or women
for that matter.It pretty much puts us back to reducing the toxic load on our systems in order for our system to function properly. 20 oz of ALOE per day I'm not sure I could choke down
but some of the other stuff seems possible if I knew what it was.
Divisions over natural ‘cures’ for AIDS
Tonye Nria-Dappa • Saturday, Nov 25, 2006
The potentials of garlic and lemons as part of a comprehensive treatment for HIV/AIDS drew sharp division at the International AIDS conference condrence in Toronto, Canada. New research appears in favour of their use in the management of infections associated with HIV/AIDS.
Scientific evidence are emerging as delegates for the first time in the conference underscored the important interaction between nutrition and the disease.
Stuart Gillespie, Wilberforce Kisamba-Mugerwa and Micheal Loevinsohn in a paper titled “Assuring Food and Nutrition Security in the time of AIDS” presented at the conference said: “The interactions between HIV/AIDS, food and nutrition insecurity are becoming clearer. Different actors (from individual household) need tools to turn growing knowledge into appropriate action. One of such tool is the HIV/AIDS lens, through this mainstream of HIV/AIDS into food-nutrition-relevant policy, evidence is progressively built up, learning is enhanced and people, are better equipped to address the threats of the pandemic. Also at the international AIDS Conference in Toronto, lemon, garlic and beet roots were displayed alongside anti-retroviral drugs (ARVS) and condoms.
Patients have being recommended to use three of the following: Eat at least three cloves of raw garlic each day, drink one litre of Artemisia annua tea using five grams of dried leaves each day. Thereafter, for one week in every month, take one to two heaped teaspoonfuls of dried neem leaf powder each week; drink two litres of lemon grass tea, using one handful of fresh leaves for each litre, each day; drink one to two tablespoonfuls of aloe gel each day (gel may be mixed with an equal quantity of honey); drink the juice of one lemon each day and, make moringa leaf power and add one heaped teaspoonful to the food three times day, everyday of your life.
Recent study by researchers at the Department of Pharmacology, Howard Unviersity College of Medicine, Washington DC, USA, indicates than an-antimalaria extract from neem leaves is anti-retroviral. Udeinya I. J., Mbah A. U., Chijioke C.P. and Shu E. N. in the study published, supported the above researchers, evaluating that an acetone-water neem leaf extract with anti-malaria activity in vitro at five microg/lm for inhibition of adhesion of malaria parasite-infected erythrocytes and cancer cells to endothelial cells and at 10 microg/ml for protection of lymphocytes against invasion by HIV.
The mean binding of infected erythrocytes and cancer cells per endothelial cell was 15 and 11 respectively in the absence of the extract and 0 and two respectively with the extract. The extract, and 0 and two respectively with the extract. The extract was evaluated in 10 patients with HIV/AIDS at 1000mg daily for 30 days. In the absence and presence of the extract, O percent and 75 per cent of lymphocytes were protected. And in the treated patients, haemoglobin concentration, mean CD4 cell count and erythrocyte sedimentation rate, which were initially 9.8g/dl, 126 cells/microl and 90mm/h respectively, improved to 12.1gldl, 241 cells/microl and 49mm/h. Mean body weight and platelet count, initially 57kg and 328 x 10 (3)mm3 respectively, increased to 60kg and 359x10(3)/mm3.
Meanwhile, no adverse effect were observed, the extract showed anti-retroviral activity with a mechanism of action that may involve inhibition of cytoadhesion. And the results, may help in the development of anti-retrovial and anti-malaria drugs.
Also in another study, extract of mannose, one of the sugars in aloe, can inhibit HIV-1. HIV-I cells in the study published in molecular Biotherapy, were treated in vitro (outside the body) with a mannose extract. Aloe slowed virus reproduction by 30 per cent, reducing viral load (total amount of the virus), thereby suppressing the spread of the virus from infected cells and increasing the viability (chance of survival) of infected cells.
For four months, 29 patients were given 100 per cent pure aloe vera juice (five ounces, four times daily) alongside with an essential fatty acid supplement and another containing vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Patients were hereby told to continue with their normal diet and not to take other supplement. Aloe vera juice has been proved to be an effective part of a nutritional support programmes for HIV patients according to the “Journal of Advancement in medicine.
Researchers found that aloe (the mannose extract and perhaps other compounds) stimulate the body’s immune system, particularly T4 helper cells, white blood cells that activate the immune response to infection.
Though, there is no hard evidence to believe that traditional medicines can treat HIV and cure AIDS, certain traditional medicines may help treat many of the symptoms of opportunistic infections that are part of AIDS. While some have been shown to be helpful, other medicines may be dangerous.
Experts recommend discussing treatments with a health worker or nutritionist and avoid any treatment or practice such as fasting which could possibly reduce food intake and cause weight loss. Herbs and spices have shown to improve digestion, stimulate appetite and preserve foods. A document produced by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) contains a list of herbs and beneficial effects claimed by people living with HIV/AIDS. According to the document titled “Living Well with HIV/AIDS; Aloe vera helps relieve constipation, as an extract; boil and drink the concentrated water. Stop immediately if it causes cramps or diarrhoea and should be used in limited amounts. Basil if added to food, aids and treats nausea and digestive problems, as an antiseptic function for mouth sores and gargle for mouth sores. Cardamom helps digestive problem, pain, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite. Calendula flower heads have antiseptic, healing function and anti-inflammatory. Helps with infections of the upper digestive tract, used in treating infected wounds and also prepare as tea to aid digestion. Ginger cinnamon tea, for chesty colds or tuberculosis.
Clove stimulate appetite, help weak digestion, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Also used in soups, stew, tea and warmed fruit juice.
Coriander helps increase appetite and reduce flatulence, controls bacteria and fungi.
Garlic has anti-bacterial, antiviral and antifungal function, particularly in the gut, intestines, lungs and vagina. Helps also in the feeling of weakness and aids digestion. Good for throat infections, thrush, herpes and diarrhoea.
Ginger improves digestion, energizes, relieves diarrhoea and stimulate appetite. Also used in treating flu, cold and nausea. You could also use it as a spice tea or prepare a ginger tea.
Lemon is anti-bacterial and aids digestion. Lemon grass has a calming effect as well as soothing digestion gargle for mouth sores or use as tea. You could also add lemon juice to food or drinks.
Mint has an anti-inflammatory effect and also aids digestion (chew the mint leaves). Use as tea or gargle for mouth sores.
Eucalyptus has an anti-bacterial function, particularly for lungs and during bronchitis. The oil from leaves increases the flow of blood and reduces the symptoms of inflammation.
Fennel help increase appetite, expel gas and combat flatulence. As spice to foods or prepare tea from the seeds. Should be used in limited amounts.
Parsley reduces intestinal colic, stimulates stomach secretion and also increases appetite. The seed is used to remove excess water from the body. Could be added raw or cooked to food.
Thyme has antifungal and anti-septic functions. Increases mucosal secretions and relaxes nervous coughing. Stimulates digestion and the growth of the good intestinal flora. Use as a vaginal douches, tea, gargle or mouth wash.
Turmeric/yellow root digestive aid, antioxidant and antiseptic. Use powered form in rice, cereals.
Peppermint reduces colic (abdominal pain and cramps), may help nausea, controls vomiting and control diarrhoea, used for relieving tension and sleeplessness. Prepare as tea by boiling the leaves for about ten minutes.
The bank of Neem can also be chewed, brings down fever. Cut a fresh twig, remove the leaves and boil the bark in water and could be drunk as tea.
Though experts insist that while supplementing a range of micro-nutrients may contribute to improved health, does not suggest that nutritional supplement alone can take the place of AIDS drugs.
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