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  • HIV & AIDS - A Quick Review
  • AIDS Treatment Programs
  • AIDS Nutrition & Dietary Recommendations
  • AIDS Nutritional Supplement Recommendations
  • AIDS Herbs & Herbal Formula Botanical Recommendations
  • AIDS Supplement Products




  • HIV & AIDS

    A QUICK REVIEW

    HIV is the human immunodeficiency virus, the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Millions of people worldwide now carry the virus. Many people who are HIV-positive look and feel healthy - only through blood testing can the presence of the virus be detected. Others have varying degrees of illness as a result, the most serious consequence of HIV infection being full-blown AIDS.

    HIV INFECTION DESCRIPTION

    HIV is usually passed through sexual or blood-to-blood contact. Infected mothers can pass the virus to their children, either during birth or through breast-feeding. It is not passed through coughing, or sneezing, nor through everyday contact, such as shaking hands.

    Most people who are infected with HIV are not aware at first that they have it. While the virus can sometimes cause a flu-like illness two to four weeks after infection, it usually takes two to five years for symptoms - including oral thrush and other mouth lesions, intestinal parasites, prolonged and unexplained fatigue, swollen glands, unexplained fever lasting more than 10 days, excessive night sweating, sore throat, and changes in bowel habits - to appear. Antigen tests can detect HIV infection before symptoms appear, but even frequent HIV testing, usually cannot detect the virus in the first six months of the infection. Once the virus does appear, health care providers check and individual's viral load, or the amount of virus present in the bloodstream. In many cases, though, HIV is discovered only if the infected person develops one or more of the opportunistic infections or cancers associated with AIDS.

    HIV affects immune-system cells called T-cells. There are two types, T-helper cells, also known as CD4 cells, help the immune system respond against bacteria, viruses and cancerous cells. T-suppressor cells stifle the immune system's response against these invaders, a process meant to keep the system from becoming overactive. The decrease in T-helper cells and the increase in T-suppressor cells results in and increased susceptibility to infection and cancer.

    The key to understanding HIV infection is understanding that T-helper cells are destroyed not only by HIV, but also by the immune system itself. HIV changes the surface of T-helper cells so that they are recognized as foreign matter and eliminated by T-suppressor cells. As long as the immune system's response to the infected T-helper cells is not too strong, there is relatively little damage to the immune system as a whole. In this steady state, the symptoms of AIDS do not appear. Stimulating the immune system without regard to which components of the system will be activated, however, makes HIV worse, not better.

    The precise relationship between HIV and the immune system was discovered when health care providers gave tetanus booster, which acts as an immune-system stimulant, to volunteers with HIV. The health care providers expectation was that boosting the immune system would lower the amount of HIV in the volunteer's bloodstream. Instead, the amount of the virus present in the volunteer's blood increased 200 to 400 percent. Even worse, their remaining virus-free blood cells became more susceptible to HIV infection. On the other hand, medical attempts to depress the immune system in order to treat HIV have also failed.

    The most effective herbal approach to healing is to deal not with the immune system but with the virus itself. Before beginning or using any herbal or nutritional therapy, be sure to discuss it with a health care provider familiar with these therapies and HIV/AIDS, who can determine if a specific herb or therapy is appropriate for any specific stage of the disease.

    AIDS DESCRIPTION

    AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is a disease in which the immune system breaks down and fails to protect the body against infection. It develops as the result of infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV usually is passed through sexual or blood-to-blood contact.

    Health care providers diagnose AIDS when a person's total count of T-cells, the longest-living immune cells that orchestrate the immune response, drops to 200 or less (compared with from 1,000 to 1,500 in a healthy person). But health care providers also take note of any decrease in the ratio of T-helper cells to T-suppressor cells. T-helper cells are those cells that medicate the immune system's chemical defenses against bacteria, viruses, and cancerous cells. T-suppressor cells, on the other hand, serve as a check on the T-helper cells' response to infection to prevent the destruction of healthy tissues. Health care providers assay viral load, or the number of viruses present in the bloodstream.

    The body's response to the initial HIV infection, and to the resulting loss of immune function, varies from person to person. In some people, the progression from HIV to AIDS follows a recognized pattern. Fifty to 70 percent of infected people experience rashes or mild flulike symptoms 3 to 6 weeks after infection. These symptoms, go away and there are no new signs of disease until there is a secondary infection with a different microorganism. At that point, HIV becomes symptomatic. This stage, once called AIDS-related complex (ARC), is now referred to as early symptomatic AIDS. However, in other people, the even more devastating symptoms seen in full-blown AIDS are the first symptoms of infection.

    The decrease in T-helper cells and the increase in T-suppressor cells results in an increased susceptibility to infections and cancer. In 50 percent of all people with AIDS, the first symptoms is Pneumoncystis carinii pneumonia. This is a bacterial infection that takes hold in the body only in the absence of a normal immune defense. Many people develop Kaposi's sarcoma, a connective tissue cancer that causes purplish lesions and that is almost unknown except in people with AIDS. Other infections commonly experienced by people with AIDS include those caused by cytomegalovirus. Epstein-Barr virus, herpes, Salmonella, Staphylococcus (staph), Streptococcus (strep), tuberculosis, and yeasts. In addition to multiple infections, people with AIDS are subject to malnutrition. In time there usually is muscle wasting, persistent loss of body-weight mass, and chronic diarrhea, weakness, and fever.

    There are a number of conventional drug treatments for AIDS that greatly extend the symptom-free period and life expectancy. Especially in the case of the AIDS cocktails, it is critical not to use herbs as alternatives to conventional treatment. The AIDS treatment regimen must be followed exactly even with herbal treatment; herbs may make its side effects more bearable and make relapses less frequent. Before using any herbal treatments for AIDS, be sure to discuss them with your health care provider, who can determine whether a specific supplement is appropriate within your overall treatment plan.

    HERBS TO AVOID

    Use immune-stimulant herbs, other than Cat's Claw, with caution, and inform your health care provider if using immune-stimulant herbs, if you are on any kind of "cocktail" treatment.





    TREATMENT PROGRAMS

    EARLY TREATMENT PROGRAM & NUTRITION

    Anyone with HIV or AIDS can make a major contribution to his or her survival and quality of life by getting into an early treatment program, especially a program in which immune enhancement is encouraged. The person with HIV or AIDS needs higher amounts of all nutrients than normal because malabsorption is a common problem. Those at risk of becoming infected with HIV or of developing AIDS can also be helped through the Nutritional Program found in the links below. For all nutritional supplements, it is strongly recommended that the use of sublingual and injectable forms, as well as rectal suppositories, if available, for improved absorption.

    Many of the nutrients listed at the link below can be found in combination formulas. A high-potency Multivitamin and Multimineral supplement should be included as well. Be sure to check the amounts of different nutrients in the complex against those of the table below. Use sublingual, liquid, and powdered supplements for best absorption.

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Disorders - Malabsorption Syndrome





    NUTRITIONAL & DIETARY RECOMMENDATIONS

    TAKE YOUR NUTRITION SERIOUSLY

    It is important to pay special attention to meeting your nutritional needs and requirements, and keep in mind that a higher than normal intake of nutrients will probably be necessary. If you are pregnant, consult with your health care provider before taking any medication, herbal or dietary supplement. Some supplements and products recommended here, although may be recommended for your health issues, may not be appropriate for use during pregnancy and lactation.

  • Maintain good nutrition. Keep in mind that a higher than normal intake of nutrients will probably be necessary. Malabsorption, altered metabolism and weight loss are common among patients. Consider taking a whole foods Multivitamin & Multi-Mineral Complex supplement daily as a start. If you have problems with absorption problems, consider using a liquid supplement instead of pills or tablets. The vitamins and minerals in iron free multinutritional supplements play many important roles in the body: antioxidants to protect fats, cells and DNA, coenzyme precursors for energy production and metabolism, and cofactors for hormones and enzymes which regulate body processes.

  • Increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables. Eat a diet consisting of 75 percent raw foods, organically grown if possible (avoid foods that have been treated with pesticides and other sprays), plus lentils, beans, seeds, nuts, and whole grains, including brown rice and millet, and also non-acid forming fruit, such as bananas, all berries, peaches, apples, and melons. Raw foods are particularly important because cooking depletes foods of their vital enzymes.

  • Eat plenty of cruciferous vegetables, such as Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, and Cauliflower. Also, consume yellow and deep-orange vegetables such as Carrots, pumpkin, squash, and yams for their vitamin content as well as their Antioxidant benefits.

  • Consume plenty of live juices. Juicing is extremely beneficial for supplying nutrients. Green Drinks made from leafy greens such as Kale, Spinach, Beet Greens & Root Juice, and Carrots, should be consumed on a daily basis, with Garlic and Onion added. Kyo-Green from Wakunaga is an excellent green drink product that contains Chlorophyll, Protein, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. Take this drink three time daily. (See nutrient chart and links below.) Wheatgrass is a rich nutritional food and blood cleanser. It reduces abnormal cell growth and fights unfriendly bacteria. Daily nutritional "smoothies" made of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as fresh juices are particularly good and beneficial and easy to digest. Supplemental nutrients, oils, powders and extracts can be added to the juice or smoothie for easier intake and digestion.

  • MoonDragon's Nutritional Therapy: Juicing

  • People with AIDS who acquired the virus through sharing needles may be subject to Vitamin A deficiencies. The best source of Vitamin A and Beta Carotene and Carotene Complex for people with AIDS is a diet that includes daily servings of dark-green, yellow, or orange vegetables and fruits.

  • Cooking tomatoes rather than eating them raw has been shown to more than double the effectiveness of the Lycopene tomatoes contain. Lycopene, a phytochemical found in tomatoes, has been found to reduce the risk of prostate and lung cancer. The incidence of digestive cancers, such as those of the mouth, esophagus, stomach, colon, intestines, and rectum, may also be lowered with correct dosages of Lycopene. Lycopene is an important member of the beta-carotene family. It is also the substance that gives tomatoes their rich red color. Recent research is demonstrating that lycopene is a more powerful antioxidant than ever realized. By neutralizing free radicals, lycopene has the ability to promote cardiovascular and prostate health, as well as support healthy cholesterol levels and overall immune function. Healthy individuals have the highest levels of lycopene in their bodies. Because the body cannot produce lycopene, dietary supplementation is particularly important to your health. A study reported in the December 1995 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found a 45 percent lower risk of prostate cancer in men who regularly consumed ten or more servings of tomatoes or tomato-based foods per week than in those who did not.

  • Drink steam-distilled or quality bottled water (not tap water) or at least top quality bottled water, and lots of it - at least eight to ten 8-ounce glasses daily - to flush out toxins from the body. All cells and organ systems need water. Drink plenty of water even if you are not thirsty. The organs, and especially the brain, become dehydrated long before thirst develops. An adequate water supply can prevent kidney problems. This is especially important if you are taking indinavir sulfate (Crixivan).

  • Eat unripened Papaya (including a few of the seeds), fresh Pineapple (contains Bromelain), and Aspergillus oryzae (a type of fungus) frequently. These foods are good sources of proteolytic digestive enzymes, which are crucial for proper digestion of foods and assimilation of nutrients. Without enzymes, the body cannot be supplied with the energy it needs for its activities. These food items can be combined in a blender for a smoothie drink, if desired. Additional enzymes can be added and mixed into the drink blend. Enzymes are destoyed by heat. Canned and frozen foods (unless freshly frozen) have been heat treated during processing. Use only fresh foods. Enzymes can also be taken in supplemental form. These help in digestion in the lower stomach and intestinal tract.

  • Eat Onions and Garlic, or take GarlicSupplemental Garlic. Garlic and onion powder or garlic and onion salt found in your spice rack do not count. These are typically highly processed spices used for flavoring and not nutrition. Fresh is best and raw is preferred or a quality supplemental form may be used.

  • Add Shiitake, Reishi, and Maitake mushrooms to the diet, or take them in Mushroom Complex Supplement form. These are highly recommended for immune system health and can be added to your recipes (see some sample recipes below).


  • The Maitake Mushroom is not only the medicinal mushroom that leads as an anti-cancer agent specializing in breast and prostate cancers, but is also renown for it's ability to regulate blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, inflammation, and blood clots. Maitake mushroom extract may help to normalize blood sugar levels. Morel, Reishi, Shiitake, and Maitake mushrooms were touted by the ancient Chinese as superior medicines that give eternal youth and longevity. They prevent high blood pressure and heart disease, lower cholesterol, prevent fatigue and viral infections, and much more. They are found in supplement form as well as fresh. Red Reishi is called Ling Zhi and it is believed to be one of the ingredients for youth elixirs. Reishi offers botanical immune support.


    SHIITAKE MUSHROOM RECIPES


    Shiitake mushrooms are a legendary gourmet treat, used for centuries in Asia as both food and remedy.

    SWEET SIMMERED MUSHROOMS - Shiitake No Nimono:

    Ingredients
    Simmering Sauce
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 2 tablespoons mirin
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons sake
    • ½ teaspoon dashi-no-moto (kelp) powder

    Instructions

    Place mushrooms in a medium bowl and add warm water to cover. Soak dried mushrooms in warm water for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes drain mushrooms and squeeze them dry. Cut off the discard stems. Prepare simmering sauce by combining all ingredients in a medium saucpan. Add mushrooms to simmering sauce and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Immediately reduce heat to medium-low and simmer mushrooms for 15-20 minutes, or until the liquid had almost all evaporated and mushrooms are well coated with the sauce. Divide mushrooms and any remaining sauce between two small serving bowls. Serves 2.




    SHIITAKE MUSHROOM SOUP

    This soup is the one to make for someone who does not feel well or under the weather. It is more effective than the proverbial chicken soup since shiitake mushrooms are known to enhance the immune system. It also tastes wonderful.

    1) Soak 12 dried Shiitake Mushrooms in 2 quarts water for 1/2 hour, or until they are soft. Remove them and squeeze the water back into the bowl. Soaking liquid should be reserved for the broth. Thinly slice the shiitakes. Set aside.

    2) Chop 1 small onion, thinly slice 1 carrot, peel and slice 1 small yam.

    3) In a soup kettle, heat 1 to 2 tablespoons oil. First sauté the shiitakes until they turn golden, then add the onion. At the same time add 1 tablespoon sesame oil. As the onions begin to brown, add the carrot and yam.

    4) Next add 1 cup Chinese cabbage, sliced thinly, 1 clove garlic, chopped, and 1/2 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated. Turn all vegetables in the pot frequently. Add more cooking oil only if necessary.

    5) When vegetables are well-browned, add reserved shiitake soaking liquid and bring to a boil. Add a few leaves of fresh spinach, 1/3 cup shoyu (soy sauce), and fresh grated pepper. Taste and correct seasoning.

    6) Serve hot, with sliced scallions on top. Optional: Cooked soba noodles (Japanese pasta made of buckwheat) add a pleasant texture to this soup.

    Serves 6




    SHIITAKE MUSHROOM SAUTE

    Ingredients
    • 16 ounces Shiitake Mushrooms, diced small
    • 1-1/2 ounces shallot, minced
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 ounce butter
    • 3 ounces carrot, julienned
    • 1 ounce snow peas, julienned
    • 2 ounces sake
    • 1/2 ounce chicken glace
    • 1/2 teaspoon thyme, minced
    • season to taste salt and pepper

    Instructions

    Peel carrot and julienne. Clean and julienne snow peas. Mince shallot, garlic, and thyme. Saute shallot and garlic in butter. Add mushrooms and saute. Add carrot, and snow peas and saute. Deglaze with saki and reduce au sec. Remove from heat and add glace, thyme, and truffle oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.




    Shiitake recipes are innumerable and delicious. Shiitake is also one of the most thoroughly researched and documented medicinal mushrooms. Not only do they have excellent nutritive value; they also are the source of at least two important components with proven pharmacological effects -- LEM (Lentinula edodes mycelium extract) and Lentinin. These two components have demonstrated strong anti-tumor activity.


  • Limit your intake of soybeans and soy products, which contain enzyme inhibitors. Do not completely eliminate them from your diet, however, as they are valuable sources of protein. Take soybean products at a different time than your dietary enzyme supplements. Do not take these supplements or products together. Consider taking a Protein Supplement if more protein is needed in your diet.

  • Eliminate from your diet colas, foods with additives and colorings, junk foods, peanuts, processed foods, saturated fats, salt, sugar and sugar products, white flour, all animal proteins, and anything containing caffeine.

  • Take supplemental Fiber daily. Alternate between Psyllium husks and freshly ground Flaxseeds. Take psyllium with a glass of water and drink it down before it thickens. Note: Always take supplemental fiber separately from other supplements and medications.

  • Exercise caution in your choice of foods so as to avoid exposure to foodborne pathogens and related illness. Food poisoning can be very dangerous for people with HIV or AIDS infection.

  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Food Poisoning

  • Try using Bee Propolis and Bee Royal Jelly to fight bacterial infections invading the lungs, mouth, throat, and mucous membranes.

  • Use Coffee or fresh Wheatgrass retention enemas to eliminate toxins and supply nutrients.

  • MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Enema Index

  • Determine what food allergies or sensitivities may be present. The best way to do this is to have yourself tested by a health care professional or allergist. It is important to eliminate allergy-inducing foods from the diet because they wreak havoc in the body, causing damage to the immune system.

  • Avoid allergens that trigger allergic responses. Allergies increase the speed at which HIV infection becomes AIDS. High levels of immunoglobulin E (IgE), the antigen the body makes in response to allergens, make progression to AIDS roughly four times more likely in any 12 month period. In addition to working with the health care provider to reduce the risk of allergic reactions to the drugs in your treatment schedule, avoid exposure to airborne as well as foodborne allergens.

  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Allergies

  • Avoid alcohol, noxious chemicals, and anything else that can damage the liver. Do not smoke, and stay away from secondhand smoke. Avoid recreational drug use. Some drugs, notably cocaine and marijuana, may not affect HIV infection itself but can disable T-cell response to other kinds of infections.

  • Obtain as much fresh air and rest as possible, and moderate amounts of sunshine. Get more exercise. While immune suppression through the use of powerful drugs is harmful to people with HIV, immune suppression through strenuous exercise seems to help. People with HIV who exercise tend to have fewer complications and to progress much more slowly to AIDS. Ask at a local health club about designing an appropriate exercise regimen.

  • Take Vitamin E. It is a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals and promotes immune function and helps support cardiovascular health. This vitamin may be able to slow the progression of HIV infection to AIDS. According to a report in the journal AIDS, those men with the highest blood levels of vitamin E experienced a 34 percent reduction in the risk of disease progression when compared with men who had the lowest blood levels of this vitamin. Studies in both humans and animals have shown that Vitamin E Supplements in doses up to 800 IU per day can increase the immune response to foreign particles.

  • To boost the body's ability to fight harmful free radicals, take Glutamine, Grapeseed extract, or Pycnogenol and Vitamin C. Among people with very low T-cell counts (under 200), Glutamine Supplements (200 mg daily) greatly increase survival time. L-Glutamine, the free amino acid, is the single most abundant amino acid present in skeletal muscle. L-Glutamine may support muscle tissue by limiting the degradation of protein through nitrogen retention, glycogen synthesis, and protein synthesis. L-Glutamine may also assist in the fueling and detoxifying of the brain. Thus, L-Glutamine has been dubbed "the thinker's amino". L-Glutamine has muscle and brain tissue supporting qualities. Glutamine is an inexpensive and non-toxic treatment that works by supplying an amino acid needed for the production of Glutathione (GSH), the body's principle free radical fighter. Glutathione, a natural sulfer-containing peptide, protects muscles from oxidative stress, acts in antioxidant and detoxicant systems and is also involved in amino acid transport across cell membranes. Studies show that Grapeseed extract's antioxidant compounds protect cells against free radicals and help to improve circulation and strengthen blood vessels. Pycnogenol helps support the collagen structure of blood vessels and other tissues throughout the body. Pycnogenol is a Phytochemical antioxidant activity. Vitamin C is a GSH cofactor, or a substance that can make GSH more effective. Take at least 200 mg daily of Vitamin C, or eat fresh fruits and vegetables every day.

  • Avoid factors that deplete the body's store of GSH. Ultra-violet radiation (usually from sunlight), or the consumption of alcoholic beverages or acetaminophen-containing drugs (like Tylenol) can lower GSH levels.

  • Take 150 milligrams of Lipoic Acid 3 times a day. This free-radical fighter slows the destructive action of T-suppressor cells, and is toxic to HIV. Lipoic Acid is critical in glycolysis and in the Kreb's cycle, two complex biochemical processes essential for the generation of cellular energy. The liver relies on these processes to meet its large energy demands. Lipoic Acid is used extensively in Germany to enhance liver function and treat diabetes. R-Lipoic Acid is a natural form of lipoic acid that your body can synthesize and safely metabolize. R-Lipoic Acid may be better absorbed and more effective as an antioxidant than alpha-lipoic acid. R-lipoic acid by itself may be 10 times more effective than other forms of lipoic acid. R-Lipoic Acid has been called the mitochondrial antioxidant because it is a key component of mitochondrial dehydrogenase complexes, which may help slow the natural aging process in animals. R-lipoic acid may be more effective than other forms of lipoic acid in increasing or maintaining levels of other antioxidants that may decline with age, including CoQ10, vitamins C and E, and glutathione, according to animal research. Alpha Lipoic Acid is central to recycling other antioxidants like Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and GSH glutathione. By sparing their destruction, Alpha Lipoate extends their antioxidant power. Being both water and fat soluble, lipoic acid is the universal antioxidant that can easily function in both cellular membranes and fluid media within and outside the cell.

  • Learn how to counteract stress. Use relaxation and meditation techniques to help with daily stress.

  • MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Stress

  • Of all the herbal products available for AIDS, Curcumin, the active ingredient in Turmeric may be the most versatile for stopping the virus at every stage of infection. It deactivates the gene in HIV that takes the virus out of its dormant state. It contains chemicals that stop the action of integrase, an enzyme the virus needs to take over the DNA of an infected cells and it prevents the production of tumor necrosis factor (TNF), a hormone that signals HIV if there are weakened or injured cells ready to be infected.

  • Turmeric is the main anti-inflammatory herb of Ayurvedic medicine. Ayurveda uses turmeric to treat diseases of the liver and to relieve inflammation. Laboratory tests have found that turmeric is antioxidant and antimutagenic, that is, it potentially helps prevent new cancers that are caused by chemotherapy or radiation used to treat existing cancers. Turmeric in the diet may help prevent the pain of arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis. A volatile oil in the spice is as effective in relieving pain, under laboratory conditions, as equal amounts of steroids. The antioxidants in turmeric fight atherosclerosis by deactivating platelet-activating factor (PAF). This protein seals leaks in blood vessels by stimulating the growth of a protein net on which a cholesterol plaque can form. Curcumin in turmeric helps prevent hardening of the arteries in people who have diabetes, and also helps stop the loss of protein through the kidneys. In the laboratory, the antioxidants in turmeric kill cultures of cancer cells from the skin, bloodstream, and ovaries. Curcumin may stop the action of a liver enzyme that activates environmental toxins into carcinogenic forms, and may be especially useful in deactivating the carcinogens in cigarette smoke and chewing tobacco. Turmeric in the diet increases the production of enzymes that digest fats and sugars, and stop cholesterol from forming gallstones. Turmeric prevents the release of histamine in the stomach, quelling nervous stomach and counteracting food allergies and it fights gum inflammation by halting the action of a gene that creates irritant chemicals. Without the irritation, bacteria cannot find a place to grow, and the absence of bacteria reduces both bad breath and gingivitis. Of course, if you use turmeric to prevent bad breath, you should not eat curries made with garlic. As is the case with so many herbs, turmeric should be used in moderation. Too much turmeric used for extended periods of time may cause stomach distress. Since turmeric is included in Ayurvedic formulas for birth control, women trying to become pregnant should limit their consumption of the herb, and it should be avoided entirely while pregnant. Excessive use of turmeric should also be avoided in people with congestive heart failure. The curcumin in turmeric activates a gene called p53. This gene deactivates cancer cells, but it also deactivates damaged cells in the heart.

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: HIV & AIDS - Nutritional Therapy
    MoonDragon's Nutrition Information Index - Nutrition & Dietary Information, Food Guide.
    MoonDragon's Nutrition Therapy: Juicing - Making Your Own Fresh Live juices.
    MoonDragon's Nutrition Therapy Index - Nutritional Therapies & Recipes.
    MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics - Nutritional Supplements - Description & Uses.

    Anyone with HIV or AIDS can make a major contribution to his or her survival and quality of life by getting into an early treatment program, especially a program in which immune enhancement is encouraged. The person with AIDS needs higher amounts of all nutrients than normal because malabsorption is a common problem. Those at risk of becoming infected with HIV or of developing AIDS can also be helped through the Nutritional Program found in the links below. For all nutritional supplements, it is strongly recommended that the use of sublingual and injectable forms, as well as rectal suppositories, if available, for improved absorption. Before starting on any type of therapy, consult with your health care provider.



    RECOMMENDED HERBAL & NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS


  • Alpha Lipoic Acid Supplement Products
  • Antioxidant Complex Supplement Products
  • Bee Propolis Supplement Products
  • Bee Royal Jelly Supplement Products
  • Beta Carotene & Carotene Complex Supplement Products
  • Bromelain Pineapple Enzyme Supplement Products
  • Cruciferous Vegetable Supplement Products
  • Digestive & Proteolytic Enzyme Complex Supplement Products
  • Fiber Complex Products
  • Flaxseed Herbal Products
  • Garlic & Kyolic Garlic Herbal Products
  • Glutamine Amino Acid Supplement Products
  • Grapeseed Herbal Products
  • Greens, Kyo-Green & Green Food Herbal Products
  • Lipoic Acid Supplement Products
  • Lycopene Supplement Products
  • Multimineral Supplement Products
  • Multivitamin Supplement Products
  • Mushroom Complex Herbal Products
  • Mushroom - Maitake Herbal Products
  • Mushroom - Reishi Herbal Products
  • Mushroom - Shiitake Herbal Products
  • Onion Herbal Products
  • Papaya Enzyme Supplement Products
  • Protein Supplement Products
  • Psyllium Herbal Products
  • Pycnogenol Supplement Products
  • Turmeric (Curcumin) Herbal Products
  • Vitamin A Supplement Products
  • Vitamin C Supplement Products
  • Vitamin E Supplement Products
  • Wheatgrass Herbal Products





  • NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

    Unless otherwise specified, the dosages recommended are for adults. For a child between the ages of 12 and 17, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended amount. For a child between 6 and 12, use 1/2 the recommended dose, and for a child under the age of 6, use 1/4 the recommended amount. If you are pregnant, consult with your health care provider before taking any herbal or dietary supplement. Some supplements and products recommended here may not be appropriate for use during pregnancy.

    NUTRIENTS
    Supplement
    Suggested Dosage
    Comments
    Very Important
    Acetyl-L-Carnitine
    As directed on label. An energy carrier, metabolic facilitator, and cell membrane protector. Also protects the heart.


  • Carnitine & Acetyl-L-Carnitine Amino Acid Supplement Products
  • AE Mulsion Forte
    As directed on label. Reduce the dosage if you have liver disease. To supply vitamins A and E, which destroys free radicals and enhance immune function. Avoid capsule forms of these vitamins.


  • AE Mulsion Forte Supplement Products
  • Alpha-Lipoic Acid
    As directed on label. A powerful antioxidant. Aids in proper blood sugar balance (diabetes) and liver function. Appears to help slow the progression of the HIV virus. Aids in protecting the liver and pancreas from damage.


    Alpha Lipoic Acid is central to recycling other antioxidants like Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and GSH glutathione. By "sparing" their destruction, Alpha Lipoate extends their antioxidant power. Being both water and fat soluble, lipoic acid is the "universal" antioxidant that can easily function in both cellular membranes and fluid media within and outside the cell.

  • Alpha Lipoic Acid Supplement Products
  • Bioperine
    As directed on label. Bioperine is a pure form of piperine, derived from the fruits of black pepper. Biopurine aids in uptake of nutrients with meals and supplements, promoting nutrient absorption..


  • Black Pepper & Bioperine (Piperine) Supplement Products
  • Super Antioxidants
    As directed on label. Aids in uptake of nutrients with meals and supplements. Generally associated with improving heart health, antioxidants serve a number of roles, including as immune booster.


    Antioxidants provide a benefit by neutralizing excessive numbers of free radicals. In small amounts, free radicals can be beneficial, supporting healthy immune function. In large numbers, free radicals can disrupt the genetic code of cells, causing the body to misidentify the cells, possibly leading to abnormal cell growth and other diseases. Excessive free radicals can interfere with calcium levels and contribute to accelerated aging.

  • Antioxidant Complex Supplement Products
  • Bone & Joint Support
    As directed on label. Aids in uptake of nutrients with meals and supplements. Contains minerals needed for better absorption of calcium.


  • Bone & Joint Support Supplement Products
  • Calcium
    1,000 to 2,000 mg daily. Promotes healthy skin. Necessary for proper pH balance and potassium utilization. Also reduces stress on tissues. To Relieve Stress. Women need supplements of Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin D nutrients at this time.


  • Calcium Supplement Products
  • Magnesium Supplement Products
  • Vitamin D Supplement Products
  • Magnesium
    500 to 1,000 mg daily. To Relieve Stress. Women need supplements of Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin D nutrients at this time. Works with calcium.


  • Calcium Supplement Products
  • Magnesium Supplement Products
  • Vitamin D Supplement Products
  • Colostrum
    As directed on label. Enhances immune function and controls AIDS-related diarrhea. Use chewable or liquid form for better absorption. Powdered form can be mixed with liquid for drinking.


  • Colostrum Supplement Products
  • Coenzyme Q-10
    100 to 200 mg daily. Increases circulation and energy, and protects the heart. A powerful antioxidant and significant immune stimulant.


  • Coenzyme Q-10 Supplement Products
  • Colloidal Silver
    As directed on label. A broad-spectrum antiseptic that subdues inflammation and promotes healing of skin lesions.


    Colloidal Silver is a natural antibiotic. Can be used internally and externally. Silver is a powerful, natural, prophylactic / antibiotic, used for thousands of years. Colloidal Silver gets quickly to the body cells. Keep a spray bottle of it in the bathroom for feet, hands and face. Swishing the solution under the tongue briefly before swallowing ensures fast absorption. In three to four days the silver will have accumulated in the tissues sufficiently for benefits to begin. Since Colloidal Silver is eliminated by the kidneys, lymph system and bowel after three weeks, a regular daily intake is recommended as a protection against dangerous pathogens. In cases of minor burns, an accumulation of Colloidal Silver can hasten healing, reducing scar tissue and infection and topically it will remove pain and speed healing. The lives of millions of people susceptible to chronic low-grade infections can be enhanced by this powerful preventative health measure. Taken orally, the silver solution is absorbed from the mouth into the bloodstream, then transported quickly to the body cells. Swishing the solution under the tongue briefly before swallowing ensures fast absorption. In three to four days the silver will have accumulated in the tissues sufficiently for benefits to begin.

  • Colloidal Silver Supplement Products
  • Dimethylglycine (DMG)
    As directed on label. Good for breathing difficulties. Enhances oxygen transport, increases interferon production, and has antiviral and anticancer properties. Use sublingual form if available.


    DMG is a dietary supplement to support immune system, circulatory, cardiovascular, and neurological functions; muscle recovery and endurance. Dimethylglycine (DMG) is a nutrient that is found in the cells of both plants and animals. The human body produces DMG in very small amounts. Supplementing the diet with higher levels of DMG greatly improves the nutritional environment of the cell. Dimethylglycine has been found effective in supporting immune system function and better utilization of oxygen at the cellular level. They have been issued five U.S. Patents for N, N-Dimethylglycine's value and use in improving immunity and for benefiting cellular processes. DMG reduces lactic acid build up in the muscle thereby shortening recovery time after strenuous exercise and improving endurance. DMG can benefit everyone regardless of age or activity level. As a dietary supplement, dissolve in mouth or chew from 1 to 3 tablets twice daily.

  • DMG Dimethylglycine Supplement Products
  • Egg Lecithin
    20 grams daily, in divided doses. Take on an empty stomach. For cellular protection.


  • Egg Lecithin Supplement Products
  • Lecithin
    Granules: 1 tablespoon 3 times daily, with meals.
    Capsules: 1,200 mg 3 times daily, with meals.
    Needed for proper brain function and healthy cell membranes. Improves memory and protects nervous system cells. Works well as an antioxidant when taken with Vitamin E. A fat emulsifier.


    Soy lecithin promotes liver cell regeneration and protects the liver from toxic damage. Take 1,500 to 3,000 mg daily. Note: Soy lecithin may cause mild diarrhea when first used.

  • Lecithin Supplement Products
  • Vitamin E Supplement Products
  • Plus Extra
    L-Arginine
    As directed on label, on an empty stomach. Enhances the immune system and retards the growth of tumors.


  • Arginine Amino Acid Supplement Products
  • And
    L-Ornithine
    As directed on label, on an empty stomach. Necessary for the immune system.


  • Ornithine Amino Acid Supplement Products
  • Plus
    L-Cysteine
    N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC)
    As directed on label, on an empty stomach. Protects against cancer. Destroys free radicals. To detoxify harmful substances. See Amino Acids for more information.


  • Cysteine & NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine) Amino Acid Supplement
  • And
    L-Histidine
    As directed on label, on an empty stomach. Aids in healing. May help in the prevention of AIDS.


  • Histidine Amino Acid Supplement Products
  • And
    L-Methionine
    As directed on label, on an empty stomach. An antioxidant and free radical scavenger.


  • Methionine Amino Acid Supplement Products
  • Garlic (Kyolic)
    900 mg daily, enteric-coated tablets, 2 capsules 3 times daily, with meals. Or place 1 dropperful of Kyolic liquid in a 6 to 8 ounce glass of distilled water, add 5 drops of ConcenTrace mineral drops from Trace Mineral Research, and gradually sip the mixture. Do this 2 or 3 times daily. A powerful immunostimulant that also aids in digestion, endurance, and strength. It is a natural antibiotic and is good for candida infections. Caution: Garlic counteracts the effects of bifidus & lactobacillus cultures taken as digestive aids.

    Consult a health care provider before using garlic on a regular basis if you are on an anticoagulant drug such as warfarin (Coumadin). Discuss the use of garlic with your health care provider before having any type of surgery.


  • Garlic & Kyolic Garlic Herbal Products
  • L-Glutathione
    As directed on label, on an empty stomach. Essential for the functioning of the immune system and protects the liver. Glutathione is found to be deficient in cancer growth. Inhibits the formation of free radicals. Aids in red blood cell integrity and protects immune cells. Do not substitute glutamic acid for glutathione.


  • Glutathione Amino Acid Supplement Products
  • Hydrochloric Acid (HCl)
    As directed on label. Replenishes stomach acid to aid digestion. Caution: Do not take this supplement if you have a history of ulcers.


  • Hydrochloric Acid (HCl) Supplement Products
  • Infla-Zyme Forte
    From American Biologics
    4 tablets 3 times daily, with meals. Supplies proteolytic enzymes to aid in proper breakdown and absorption of nutrients.


  • Inflazyme Forte Supplement Products
  • Inositol
    Hexaphosphate
    (IP-6)
    As directed on label, on an empty stomach. Enhances natural killer cell (anti-cancer) activity.


  • Inositol & IP-6 Antioxidant Supplement Products
  • L-Lysine
    As directed on label, on an empty stomach. To aid in preventing mouth sores and herpes outbreaks. Caution: Do not take lysine longer than 6 months at a time.


  • Lysine Amino Acid Supplement Products
  • Lycopene
    As directed on label. A strong cancer preventer.


  • Lycopene Supplement Products
  • Malic Acid
    Magnesium Malate
    As directed on label. Involved in energy production in many cells of the body, including muscle cells. Needed for sugar metabolism. Reduces pain.


  • Magnesium Malate / Malic Acid Supplement Products
  • Multi-Mineral Complex
    As directed on label. All nutrients are needed because of malabsorption. Use a high-potency, hypoallergenic form. Use a formula without iron if fever is present.


  • Multi-Mineral Complex Supplement Products
  • Kelp
    1,000 to 1,500 mg daily.

    As directed on label.
    For mineral balance.


    Kelp is a large, leafy brown algae is high in nutrition, especially minerals. Kelp is a good source of marine minerals, including potassium, magnesium, calcium and iron. It is also an excellent source of natural iodine. Due to overwhelming research results, Kelp has become an effective treatment for thyroid disorders and treating thyroid and mineral deficiencies, obesity, adrenal deficiencies, energy and endocrine gland disorders. Aids in the function of both the pituitary and adrenal glands, promoting glandular health. It regulates metabolism to help digest food. Helps to rid the body of toxins. Kelp is an alternative, diuretic, hypotensive, and antibiotic and also contains vitamins and cell salts essential for good nutrition. Kelp powder can be used as a sodium chloride (table salt) substitute, sprinkled on foods in place of salt. It is beneficial for the nervous system, brain and the cardiovascular system. It is very important for pregnant women. If you have thyroid problems, consult with your health care provider before using. As a dietary supplement, take 1/4 teaspoon 1 to 3 times daily, preferably with meals. Use 6 to 12 drops of liquid extract-tincture in juice, water, under the tongue or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily.

  • Kelp Herbal Supplement Products
  • Potassium
    99 mg daily. Potassium in an important mineral used in various bodily functions. It is an important factor in the maintenance of the body's acid-base balance and nerve condition, as well as the transfer of nutrients through cell membranes. In combination with sodium and calcium, it helps maintain normal heart rhythm, regulates the body's water balance, and is responsible for the conduction of nerve impulses and the contraction of muscles.


  • Potassium Supplement Products
  • Zinc
    80 mg daily. Do not exceed a total of 100 mg daily from all supplements. To increase immunity by boosting the immune system, cell division, enzyme activity, and needed for growth and healing of tissues. Promotes the proper utilization of Vitamin A. Needed for wound healing and healthy skin; enhances immune function. Increases antibodies. Needed due to malabsorption. Use zinc gluconate lozenges or zinc methionate (Optizinc) for best absorption.


  • Zinc Supplement Products
  • Copper
    3 mg daily. Needed to balance with zinc.


  • Copper Supplement Products
  • Vitamin A
    50,000 IU daily. If you are pregnant, do not exceed 10,000 IU daily. Vital to immunity.Needed for tissue repair and immune function. Powerful antioxidants that aid healing.


  • Vitamin A Supplement Products
  • Beta Carotene
    Natural Carotenoid Complex
    (Betatene)
    As directed on label. Powerful antioxidant, free radical scavenger, potential cancer fighter, and immune enhancer. Also protects against heart disease.


  • Beta Carotene Supplement Products
  • Carotene Complex Supplement Products
  • Pycnogenol
    As directed on label, 3 times daily. A unique bioflavonoid and anti-inflammatory. A potent antioxidant and immune enhancer.


  • Pycnogenol Supplement Products
  • And/Or
    Grape Seed Extract
    As directed on label. One of the most potent antioxidants known. Protects the cells.


  • Grape Seed Herbal Products
  • OPC-85
    Pine Bark Extract
    As directed on label. A pine bark extract. Use with Grape Seed Extract.


  • OPC & Pine Bark Supplement Products
  • Quercetin
    (Activated Quercetin)
    (Quercetin-C)
    As directed on label. Aids in preventing allergic reactions and increases immunity. Activated Quercetin contains quercetin plus bromelain and vitamin C.


  • Quercetin Supplement Products
  • Multi-Enzyme
    Proteolytic Enzymes
    2 Tablets between meals (to reduce inflammation) and 2 tablets with meals (to aid digestion). When taking them with meals, it is best to take them with protein foods. If taking a Multi-Enzyme product, follow directions on label. Powerful free radical scavengers. Reduces inflammation and aids digestion.


  • Multi-Enzyme Proteolytic Complex Supplement Products
  • Bromelain Pineapple Enzyme Supplement Products
  • Pancreatin Enzyme Supplement Products
  • Papaya Enzyme Supplement Products
  • Bromelain
    Tablets: Take 250 to 500 mg twice daily, between meals. Helpful for joint health. An anti-inflammatory, blood and mucus thinner.


    Bromelain is a proteolytic, that is, protein-digesting enzyme obtained from the stem of the pineapple palnt. Many health care professonals recommend bromelain for healthy, flexible joints. Bromelains effectiveness is due to its ability to maintain joint flexibility by reducing prostaglandins in the body. Bromelain can aid in the absorption of nutrients through the tissues and keep joints flexible. Bromelain increases absorption of quercetin. A natural, non-toxic protease inhibitor. Bromelain facilitates protein digestion when taken with food and acts as an inflammatory when taken on an empty stomach. It can heal minor injuries such as sprains, strains, muscle injuries, pain, swelling, and tenderness. The well documented anti-inflammatory effect of bromelain has been found very useful for many with sinusitis and rheumatoid arthritis. Because bromelain prevents platelet stickiness, it acts to thin blood and mucus. Some trials have show bromelain to be useful for those with asthma. Caution: People with allergies to pineapple may develop a rash from bromelain. If itching develops, discontinue use.

  • Bromelain Pineapple Enzyme Supplement Products
  • Papaya Enzyme
    As directed on label. To relieve symptoms. Use chewable tablets form.


  • Papaya & Papaya Enzyme Supplement Products
  • Raw Thymus Glandular
    Plus
    Multi-Glandular Complex
    Raw Spleen Glandular
    As directed on label. Enhances T-cell production. See Glandular Therapy for more information. Glandulars from lamb sources are best, if available.


  • Thymus Glandular Supplement Products
  • Multi-Glandular Complex Supplement Products
  • Spleen Glandular Supplement Products
  • Selenium
    400 mcg daily. Free radical scavenger and powerful immune enhancer.


  • Selenium Supplement Products
  • Shark Cartilage
    (BeneFin)
    As directed on label. Take on an empty stomach. Inhibits tumor growth. Be sure to use 100% pure dried shark cartilage.


  • Shark Cartilage Supplement Products
  • Superoxide Dismutase (SOD)
    As directed on label. Free radical scavenger needed for cell protection.


  • SOD - Superoxide Dismutase Supplement Products
  • Taurine
    Taurine Plus
    As directed on label. Taurine is a semi-essential amino acid that plays a specialized role as an ion and pH buffer in the heart, skeletal muscles and central nervous system. Taurine is an important antioxidant, antitoxin, and immune regulator necessary for white blood cell activation and neurological function. It is particularly important to the liver and immune system. Use the sublingual form, if possible. Free form amino acid of high purity is well tolerated.


  • Taurine Amino Acid Supplement Products
  • Multi-Vitamin Complex
    As directed on label. Take with meals. All nutrients are needed in balance. Do not use a sustained-release formula or a formula that contains iron.


    The vitamins and minerals in iron free Multi-Vitamin & Multi-Mineral supplements play many important roles in the body: antioxidants to protect fats, cells and DNA, coenzyme precursors for energy production and metabolism, and cofactors for hormones and enzymes which regulate body processes.

  • Multivitamin Complex Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B Complex
    Plus Extra
    Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)
    And
    Vitamin B-12
    As prescribed by health care provider. Anti-stress vitamins, especially important for normal brain function. Injections (under health care providers supervision) are best. If injections are not available, use lozenge or sublingual form for best absorption.


  • Vitamin B-Complex Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-6 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-12 Supplement Products
  • Plus Extra
    Vitamin B-3
    (Niacin & Niacinamide)
    100 mg daily. Do not exceed this amount. B vitamins improve circulation, build up red blood cells and aid liver function. Caution: Do not take niacin if you have a liver disorder, gout, or high blood pressure.


    Vitamin B-3 improves cerebral circulation. Caution: Do not take niacin if you have a liver disorder, gout, or high blood pressure. Niacin is also known as nicotinic acid. Niacin is an essential nutrient, positioned at the core of NAD/NADH and NADP/NADPH, which are major redox-active "electron storage" compounds. One or both of these "redox pairs" is involved in every major biochemical pathway. They participate in the trafficking of electrons as "reducing equivalents", the electron packets that facilitate metabolism. Niacin is involved in the production of energy, detoxification and the normal regulation of blood sugar and cholesterol. As a dietary supplement, 1 capsule two or three times daily with meals, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Niacin can cause skin flushing and tingling (the "niacin flush"). Do not take large amounts of niacin (greater than 1.5 grams [1500 mg] per day) without first consulting a healthcare practitioner. Niacinamide is a safer choice for higher dosages without the common Niacin side effects.

  • Vitamin B-3 (Niacin / Niacinamide) Supplement Products
  • Plus
    Folic Acid
    (Vitamin B-9)
    800 mcg daily or as recommended by health care provider. Affects the repair of DNA. Has been linked to cancer protection. To prevent anemia and aid in proper digestion and absorbtion of nutrients. Folic acid is found to be deficient in people with depression. Women need 400 to 800 mcg daily for normal function and to prevent neural tube defects in a fetus if they become pregnant.


  • Folic Acid (Vitamin B-9) Supplement Products
  • Brewer's Yeast
    As directed on label. A good natural source of B vitamins.


  • Brewers Yeast Herbal Supplement Products
  • Vitamin C
    With
    Bioflavonoids
    10,000 to 20,000 mg daily, in divided doses. Strengthens the immune system. Use buffered powdered ascorbic acid or Ester-C with minerals.


    Bioflavonoids are not true vitamins in the strictest sense, sometimes being referred to as vitamin P, and may be found in herbal plants, fruits, nuts and bark; and because they cannot be manufactured by the body, they must be supplied through the diet. The letter ''P'' represents permeability factor, and it was given to this group of nutrients because they improve capillary strength and permeability. Citrus Bioflavonoids are a class of flavonoids that includes Rutin, Hesperidin, Quercitin, Eriodictyl and Citron, and they are essential for the absorption of vitamin C, which should be taken simultaneously, so they may act synergistically for maximum benefit. Citrus fruits are well known for providing ample amounts of vitamin C, but they also provide Citrus Bioflavonoids, which are located in the white material just beneath the peel of citrus fruits and may be found in grapefruits, lemons, tangerines, limes and oranges. Other sources of bioflavonoids include apricots, nuts, peppers, buckwheat, blackberries, black currants cherries, grapes, plums, prunes and rose hips. In addition, several herbs also provide bioflavonoids, including Chervil, Elderberry, Hawthorne Berry, Horsetail and Shepherd's Purse. See Ascorbic Acid Flush for more information.

  • Vitamin C Supplement Products
  • Bioflavonoids Supplement Products
  • Rutin Bioflavonoid Supplement Products
  • Hesperidin Bioflavonoid Supplement Products
  • Rutin
    200 to 300 mg daily. Take with food. Rutin is a buckwheat-derived bioflavonoid antioxidant. Enhances Vitamin C absorption.


    Rutin is a Bioflavonoid, and it provides essential support molecules for vitamin C absorption (and should, in fact, be taken at the same time to gain maximum benefit). Rutin supplementation prevents the breakdown of vitamin C in the body before it is metabolized and intensifies its beneficial immune-enhancing effects in the body. With regard to eye health, the bioflavonoid, Rutin, is said to improve capillary integrity and believed to help lower ocular pressure when used in conjunction with conventional drugs. (Bilberry extract is particularly rich in Rutin and can be beneficial in cases of diabetic retinopathy.) Rutin may be very helpful in combating cataracts, macular degeneration (the most common cause of blindness) and free radical damage to the retina. The antioxidant activity that fights free radical damage appears to play a role in the prevention of cataracts and other forms of visual impairment. Because Rutin improves capillary integrity (it works synergistically with vitamin C in this regard) by protecting and preserving the structure (permeability) and strength of those capillaries, this action is said to be of great help for capillary fragility (easy bruising and bleeding) and venous insufficiency (varicose veins and spider veins). Because Rutin strengthens capillaries, it may be helpful in reducing the symptoms of hemophilia. The bioflavonoid, Rutin, is thought to lessen symptoms associated with prolonged bleeding and help in cases of bleeding gums and hemorrhage.

  • Rutin Bioflavonoid Supplement Products
  • Vitamin D-3
    400 mg daily. Necessary for proper immune function. Aids in Calcium uptake and is necessary for healthy bones and teeth and is also needed for adequate blood levels of insulin.


    People in northern latitudes or those who do not drink adequate milk, at risk of osteoporosis, have dark skin, live in a cloudy environment, or get out in the sun very much will require more vitamin D-3 supplementation than people who live closer to the equator or sunbathe frequently. Vitamin D is made in our bodies when sunlight converts a chemical in the skin into a usable form of the vitamin. Due to the perils of too much sunlight, concerns have been raised about a decrease in Vitamin D levels particularly in at-risk groups. A deficiency of vitamin D may not only have an impact on bone health, but also immune function, mood and birth weight. Alongside calcium, vitamin D is considered one of the big 3required nutrients together with Folic Acid and Omega 3-Fatty Acids. Vitamin D deficiency is more common in strict vegetarians (who avoid Vitamin D-fortified dairy foods), dark-skinned people, alcoholics, and people suffering intestinal malabsorption disorders such as celiac disease, reduced liver or kidney function.

  • Vitamin D Supplement Products
  • Vitamin E
    Start with 600 IU daily. If you are taking blood-thinning medication, consult with your health care provider before taking this supplement. A potent antioxidant that protects the joints from damage by free radicals. Use d-alpha-tocopherol form if available.


  • Vitamin E Supplement Products
  • Bifidus
    Bifido Factor
    As directed on label. For healthy intestinal health in adults. Available in Dairy and Non-Dairy.


  • Acidophilus Supplement Products
  • Bifidus & Bifido Factor Supplement Products
  • Acidophilus
    As directed on label, 3 times daily. To supply essential "friendly" bacteria for the intestinal tract and liver function. Fights candida infection, often associated with HIV. Use a high-potency, non dairy formula.


  • Acidophilus, Probiotic & Kyo-Dophilus Supplement Products
  • Bifidus Supplement Products
  • Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO)
    As directed on label. Acts as a second immune system and promotes healing of keloids. Use only DMSO from a health food store.


  • DMSO Supplement Products
  • Germanium
    200 mg daily. Improves tissue oxygenation and interferon production.


  • Germanium Supplement Products
  • Wobenzym N
    3 to 6 tablets, 2 to 3 times daily, between meals. Destroys free radicals and aids in proper breakdown and absorption of foods. Also good for inflammation.


  • Wobenzym-N Supplement Products

  • Helpful
    Dioxychlor
    BioChor Dox

    Aerobic 07
    As directed on label - 3 times daily.

    9 drops in water 3 times daily.
    Homeopathic remedy For tissue oxygenation. Kills harmful bacteria and viruses. Bio-Chlor-Dox is like Dioxychlor but less expensive. Aerobic 07 is for tissue oxygenation. Kills harmful bacteria and viruses.


  • Antibiotic-Related (Dioxychlor/BioChlorDox) Supplement Products
  • Oxygen-Related (Aerobic 07) Supplement Products
  • Acid-Ease
    As directed on label. Take with meals. Take between meals also if excess acid is a problem. Contains pure plant enzymes that function in the breakdown and assimilation of foods.


  • Acid-Ease Supplement Products
  • Chromium Picolinate
    At least 600 mcg daily. Helps to build and maintain muscle mass. Stabilizes blood sugar.


  • Chromium Supplement Products
  • Maitake Mushroom
    As directed on label. Enhances the activity of T-helper cells in people with AIDS. Toxic to HIV. Has been shown to kill HIV in the laboratory. Keeps the virus from entering cells. Maitake mushroom extract that contains D-fraction form of isolated beta-1,6-glucan, a substance that prevents carcinogenesis and inhibits the growth of cancerous tumors. Also helps the body adapt to the stress of cancer treatments such as chemotherapy.


  • Maitake Mushroom Herbal Products
  • Mushroom Complex Supplement Products
  • Shiitake
    And/Or
    Reishi
    And/Or
    Mushroom Complex
    Shiitake mycelia or Lentinus edodes mycela powder or capsules. Take as directed on label. Shiitake lowers viral load by preventing cell-to-cell transmission of virus. Boosts immunity, fights fatigue and viral infection, and has anti-cancer properties. Reishi mushroom extracts with valuable immune-boosting and anti-tumor properties.


  • Reishi Mushroom Herbal Products
  • Shiitake Mushroom Herbal Products
  • Mushroom Complex Supplement Products
  • Rooibos
    Tea bag prepared with 1 cup water. Take 1 cup, two to three times daily.

    Extract - dropperful in bottle of water or favorite juice two to three times daily for all antioxidant benefits of Rooibos.
    Prevents HIV from binding to target T-cells.


    Rooibos tea has an earthy vanilla taste and pleasing orange color with hints of autumn straw. With an antioxidant level comparable to green tea, Rooibos has no caffeine, very low in tannin, and is relaxing to the nerves. Rooibos is high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants which help reduce the risk of many chronic health problems. These antioxidants are reported to suppress cancer producing cells, slow the aging process, increase our natural detoxification defenses, and lower blood pressure. Rooibos also contains an anti-spasmodic so it helps to relieve digestive distress. African women enjoy Rooibos during pregnancy because it is high in iron, contains no caffeine, and relieves heartburn and nausea. In addition, their babies are given Rooibos to relieve colic.

  • Rooibos Herbal Products
  • Shark Liver Oil
    As directed on label. Aids in rebuilding and functioning of all cells, and has anticancer properties.


  • Shark Liver Oil Supplement Products
  • Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NADH)
    As directed on label. Aids in rebuilding and functioning of all cells, and has anticancer properties.


    NADH is an energy-rich coenzyme that is essential for the production of ATP, the primary energy carrier in our cells. The brain, the nerves, the muscles and the heart require a constant supply of ATP energy in order to function. Source Naturals now bring you ENADA, the only patented, stabilized, absorbable form of NADH available.

  • NADH Supplement Products
  • Ultimate Oil
    From Nature's Secret
    As directed on label. Supplies essential fatty acids, a most important element of the diet.


  • Ultimate Oil EFA Supplement Products
  • Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)
    As directed on label. Needed for proper cell reproduction.


  • EFA - Black Currant Seed Herbal Oil Supplement Products
  • EFA - Borage Herbal Oil Supplement Products
  • EFA Complex Oil Supplements
  • EFA - Flaxseed Herbal Oil Supplement Products
  • EFA - Kyolic EPA Oil Supplement Products
  • EFA - Salmon Fish Oil Supplement Products
  • Wheatgrass
    Green Foods
    Kyo-Green
    As directed on label. To supply Chlorophyll and important nutrients. Wheatgrass is used to for the treatment of cancer in many cancer clinics.


    Daily nutritional "smoothies" made of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as fresh juices are particularly good and beneficial and easy to digest. Supplemental nutrients, oils, powders and extracts can be added to the juice or smoothie for easier intake and digestion. Consume plenty of live juices. Juicing is extremely beneficial for supplying nutrients. Green drinks made from leafy greens such as kale, spinach, beet greens, and carrot and beet root juice, should be consumed on a daily basis, with garlic and onion added. Kyo-Green from Wakunaga is an excellent green drink product that contains chlorophyll, protein, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. Take this drink three times daily. Wheatgrass is a rich nutritional food and blood cleanser. It reduces abnormal cell growth and fights unfriendly bacteria. Green Drinks & Juicing Information.

    MoonDragon's Nutritional Therapy: Juicing

  • Chlorophyll Herbal Supplement Products
  • Greens & Green Food Herbal Supplement Products
  • KyoGreen Supplement Products
  • Wheatgrass Herbal Products
  • Spirulina Herbal Products
  • Spirulina
    Or
    Spirutein
    Or Other
    Protein Supplements
    As directed on label. Take between meals. To supply protein, needed to build and repair tissue. Also acts as an appetite stimulant.


  • Spirulina Herbal Products
  • Spirutein Protein Supplement Products
  • Protein Supplement Products
  • Aloe Vera
    Take 1/4 to 2 cups twice daily. Use a pure, food-grade product. If diarrhea occurs, reduce the dosage. Contains carrisyn, which appears to inhibit the growth and spread of HIV.


  • Aloe Vera Herbal Products



  • HERBS & HERBAL FORMULA RECOMMENDATIONS

    If you are pregnant, consult with your health care provider before taking any herbal or dietary supplement. Some supplements and products recommended here may not be appropriate for use during pregnancy.




    ALOE VERA: Aloe vera contains carrisyn, which appears to inhibit the growth and spread of HIV. Aloe soothes the lining of the digestive tract and increases nutrient absorption. Take 1/4 up to 2 cups once or twice daily. Use a pure, food-grade product. Start with low dosage and work up to higher. If diarrhea occurs, reduce the dosage. Do not take Aloe internally if you already experience diarrhea.

  • Aloe Vera Herbal Products





  • ANDROGRAPHIS: Andrographis decreases HIV viral load and increases T-helper cell counts. General use: Practitioners of Chinese medicine believe that Andrographis affects the large intestine, lung, stomach, bladder, liver meridians or energy pathways in the body. It is thought to dispel heat (such as that associated with fever or infection) and is used primarily as a broad spectrum antibiotic and immunostimulant (stimulating the immune system) for a variety of bacterial, viral and parasitic conditions, including influenza, intestinal infections, hepatitis, pneumonia and infected wounds. Studies have shown that Andrographis can reduce the severity of cold symptoms, and in one study it was found to increase resistance to colds. The standard dosage of Andrographis is 400 mg 3 times a day. As always if you have any questions read the label or refer to your health care provider. Caution: Andrographis should not be used in cases of deficient, cold intestinal conditions. When used in long term or in extra large doses, this bitter and cold herb may damage the stomach, causing gastric distress and loss of appetite. Andrographis is also capable of producing a miscarriage and should be avoided by pregnant women unless otherwise directed by a knowledgeable practitioner.

  • Andrographis Herbal Products





  • ASTRAGALUS: Boosts the immune system. Astragalus has been found to promote the formation of antibodies and increase the production of T-cells, on of the body's key lines of defense against disease and prevents strep infections. A recent clinical trial verified the herb's ability to boost the supply of infection-fighting white blood cells. Astragalus also has a proven ability to boost heart function and improve cardiac output. It helps relieve chest distress and breathlessness due to a weakened heart. Scientific studies of this herb have shown it to be effective on cancer and HIV patients by restoring compromised immune cells. Chinese scientists have found that Astragalus protects the body from absorption of toxic chemicals into the liver. Other research shows that people using this herb had less angina than those given heart drugs such as nifedipine. Chinese people consider Astragalus to be a better energy tonic for young people than ginseng. This herb is also used to help ward off or treat colds, improve heart function, memory, and learning, and promote the healing of wounded skin. Astragalus works well in treating anorexia, arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, malaria, kidney inflammations, painful urination, prolapsed uterus, uterine bleeding, edema, water retention, constipation, fever, and generalized weakness. Although many people take Astragalus at the onset of cold or flu symptoms, the Chinese believe taking huang qi at that time will cause the infection to go deeper. They instead use it while healthy as a defense shield against future illnesses. The recommended daily dosage of Astragalus is 9 to 30 grams of dried root boiled to make tea. There are Capsules, Tablets, Fluid Extract, Dried Root and prepared tea to be taken for this herb. For best results, consult with your health care provider for the treatment of your condition. For HIV - Capsules: Take 500 to 1000 mg 3 times daily. Caution: Do not use this herb if you have a fever or a skin infection.

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  • BLACK RADISH: Black Radish, Dandelion and Milk Thistle (Silymarin Extract) protect and aid in repairing the liver, and also cleanse the bloodstream. the liver is the organ of detoxification and must function optimally. Use extracts as directed on the labels. Black Radish is not really nutritious but has many medicinal properties. It is rich in vitamin C which makes it an interesting ally during these winter months. Vitamin C helps us fight infections and free radicals. Black radish also contains B vitamins and sulfur. Its high content of fiber increase peristaltic movements. In addition, it contains large amounts of water. Both water and fiber help our transit and people who suffer from constipation may benefit from this vegetable. It contains a variety of chemicals that increase the flow of bile which play an important role in the digestion process. Radish help maintain a healthy gallbladder. It also has an antibacterial effect on our digestive flora. Black radish juice is used to treat cough and to fortify the body. Caution: People with gallbladder problem (stones, obstructions) should not eat too much of this vegetable as well as people with hepatic problems. Preparation: The skin of the radish is hard and must be removed. Black radishes can be eaten raw. Grated you can serve them as a salad but they should be salted and cream added to tame their strong flavor. Black radish seeds can be sprouted and used in salads or on sandwiches. You can also cook radish roots like you would do with turnips. Black radish is at its best in winter.

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  • BURDOCK ROOT: Burdock Root is used as a food and medicine in cultures all over the world. Native Americans were known to use the whole plant as food, boiling the root in maple syrup (which made it like candy) so that it could be stored for longer periods of time. Noted 17th century herbalist Nicholas Culpepper said that it was good for 'old ulcers and sores', as well a treatment for someone bitten by a rabid dog. In China it is used as an aphrodisiac and for impotence. There is considerable evidence in the scientific literature that burdock root tea is a powerful anti-inflammatory remedy. Its numerous antioxidants protect the liver from toxic chemicals, allowing it to process the body's naturally occurring steroids which are helpful in achieving hormonal balance. A mildly bitter herb, it stimulates the release of gastric juices and aids digestion. This combination of qualities explains its traditional use in treating acne, eczema, endometriosis, psoriasis, and uterine fibroids. The tea can also be used as a wash to treat skin infections, eczema, and psoriasis. It is traditionally used for skin disorders associated with adolescence. Burdock combines well with Red Clover, Yellow Dock, Cleavers and Dandelion. Uses: Acne; Athlete's Foot; Blood; Bursitis; Calcium Deposits; Disinfectant; Eczema; Gangrene; Gout; Itching; Osteoporosis; Poison Ivy/Oak; Psoriasis; rheumatism; Skin Disorders; Skin Irritations; & Swelling. Burdock comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. A standard dose of Burdock is 1 to 2 g of powdered dry root 3 times per day. For other formulations, read and follow product label directions.

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  • CAT'S CLAW: Cat's Claw enhances immune function, and has been shown to be helpful for people with AIDS and AIDS-related concerns. Cat's Claw raises T-cell counts that are below 400, but not those above 900. Cat's Claw Defense Complex from Source Naturals is a combination of Cat's Claw and other herbs, plus antioxidants such as beta-carotene, N-acetylcysteine, vitamin C and zinc. Cat's Claw Bark (Uncaria tomentosa) was reputed to be a super drug in the Andean region of South America. Modern chemistry has revealed the presence of oxyindole alkaloids which may, in fact, aid the immune system. Cat's claw's glycosides may be responsible for the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant actions of this herb. That is, Cat's Claw Bark does appear to assist immune function, reduce inflammations and help in the healing of minor injuries. Use 1 teaspoon 2 to 3 times a day depending on condition. Capsules: Take 1,000 mg twice daily.Caution: Do not use Cat's Claw during pregnancy or when nursing. Do not use if you have to take insulin for diabetes. Do not give to a child under 6.

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  • CATUABA: In laboratory experiments, Catuaba causes HIV to become inactive. It prevents staph infections. Catuaba bark has analgesic, antibacterial, anti-viral, vasodilator, vasorelaxant, tonic, and central nervous system stimulant properties as well. The native peoples of the Amazon who use catuaba combine it with muira puama, allowing the mixture to stand in warm water overnight to make an amber medicinal infusion. There is laboratory evidence that catuaba enhances male sexual performance by increasing the brain's sensitivity to dopamine, making the sex act more pleasurable, as well as by vasodilation, enhancing erectile strength. The aphrodisiac qualities are said to be beneficial not only to men, but women as well. Today, herbalists the world over considers Catuaba a highly effective aphrodisiac and central nervous system stimulant. The bark is used for sexual impotency, agitation, nervousness, exhaustion, and neurasthenia. Catuaba also helps sharpen the memory and strengthens the libido. It can also help nervous conditions such as insomnia, hypochondria, and pains related to the central nervous system. In 2002 a Brazilian company was awarded a patent for an HIV prevention formula based on an extract of the Catuaba herb. Research is still in progress. For HIV: Use the tincture and take 1/2 teaspoon in 1/4 cup water twice daily, or as directed on the label.

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  • CAYENNE (CAPSICUM: Cayenne Pepper contains beta-carotene; beta-ionone, citric acid, hesperidin, imonen, lutein, and quercetin just to name a few. It also contains capsaicin, which reduces pain and inflammation. When combined with other herbs, Cayenne Pepper helps increase their effectiveness by helping them enter the blood stream faster. Capsaicin can also stimulate and then desensitize the warmth detectors in the hypothalamus gland so that a drop in body temperature is evident. This enables natives in hot southern climates like Central and South America and Africa, to tolerate the heat a lot better than we would. Cayenne Pepper has been known for its ability to aid in digestion, improve circulation, and reduce or stop bleeding from stomach ulcers. Taken internally it stimulates circulation and induces sweating to break a fever. Some native people of Thailand believe that eating Cayenne everyday helps reduce blood clots. Herbalists recommend it to treat colds and infectious diarrhea, arthritis and rheumatism. There is scientific evidence that suggests adding Cayenne Pepper to meals boosts vitamin C levels and revs up the metabolism. This pepper is also used with lobelia to help soothe nerves. It is beneficial for the heart, kidneys, lungs, pancreas, spleen, and stomach. In naturopathic medicine, Cayenne Pepper is combined with lemon juice, and salt to relieve even the worst sore throat pain for up to 4 hours. It also fights viral infection. When applied topically in a lotion or salve Cayenne works to soothe muscle aches and pains associated with arthritis, rheumatism, backache, strains and sprains. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Capsaicin for pain caused by shingles, an adult disease that is caused by the virus that causes chicken pox in children. Such over-the-counter (OTC) creams as Zostrix or Heet contain capsaicin and are applied externally to treat rheumatic and arthritic pains, cluster headaches, diabetic foot pain, fibromyalgia, and post-herpetic nerve pain. These creams usually contain 0.025-0.075 percent capsaicin. In 2002 there was some research done that helped to determine Capsaicin's pain relieving effects. Creams that contain the compound lowered pain in arthritis sufferers' hands by 40 percent when used four times a day. A study done for pain from long-term shingles found that 77 percent of the people had reduced pain after using the cream for four months. The study also said that Capsaicin containing ream is less expensive and safer than other painkillers used for the same conditions. Cayenne Pepper comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. For taking capsules, the recommended daily dose is 1 capsule 2 to 3 times a day. Adults and children two and above can safely use it topically 3 to 4 times a day. For treating a sore throat, combine the juice of one-half lemon or lime with one full tablespoon of salt. Stir both into one-half cup of lukewarm distilled water. Stir in one-quarter teaspoon of Cayenne pepper. Gargle as needed, but do not swallow.

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  • CLEARLUNGS TCM FORMULA: ClearLungs from Ridgecrest Herbals is a Chinese herbal formula that is good for all lung disorders.

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  • DANDELION ROOT: Black Radish, Dandelion and Milk Thistle (Silymarin Extract) protect and aid in repairing the liver, and also cleanse the bloodstream. the liver is the organ of detoxification and must function optimally. Use extracts as directed on the labels. Dandelion leaves are commonly recommended as a food supplement for pregnant and post-menopausal women because of the numerous nutrients they contain. This plant produces a mild diuretic effect and reduces serum cholesterol levels. Dandelion root is used to improve appetite, minor digestive problems, and works as a milk laxative. Some modern naturopathic physicians believe that it can help detoxify the liver and gallbladder. Clinical trials have shown Dandelion to be effective in treating pneumonia, bronchitis and upper respiratory infections. It also helps with kidney function, pancreas, spleen, stomach, tinnitus, tonsillitis, osteoporosis, abscesses, anemia, boils, breast tumors, and cirrhosis of the liver, fluid retention, hepatitis, jaundice, rheumatism and warts. Dandelion may aid in prevention of age spots and works well in treating warts, fungus infections, and external and internal malignant growths. It is also used for treat skin problems such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, and arthritis conditions. This plant is used for ulcerations of the urinary passages, obstructions of the liver, gallbladder, and spleen. The roasted Dandelion root can even be used as a coffee substitute. The German Commission E suggests the Dandelion Leaf for loss of appetite and dyspepsia, such as feeling of fullness and flatulence. This info was published in August of 92. Dandelion comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. For use as a tonic, take 3 to 5 grams of the dried root or 5 to 10 ml of a tincture from the root, 3 times a day. For use as a diuretic or appetite stimulant take 4 to 10 grams of the dried Dandelion leaves in 1 cup boiling water and drink 3 times a day. For other formulations, read and follow product label directions.

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  • ECHINACEA: Echinacea is an immune stimulant, and debate has been going on for the several years on whether or not someone with AIDS should use it or avoid it since people with autoimmune disorders are advised to avoid it and debate has been over whether or not AIDS is an autoimmune disorder. Three species of the Echinacea herb are useful in medicine: Echinacea augustifolia, Echinacea purpurea, and Echinacea pallida. Research has shown that Echinacea increases production of interferon in the body, which helps increase antiviral activity against influenza (flu) and herpes, an inflammation of the skin and mouth. It is antiseptic and antimicrobial, with properties that act to increase the number of white blood cells available to destroy bacteria and slow the spread of infection. This herb is thought to be an immune stimulant. Taking this herb at the first sign of cold or flu symptoms can actually shorten the term of a cold or even abort it when caught early enough. Echinacea is usually taken at the onset of a cold or flu and continued for 7 to 14 days. When using a powdered extract, take 300 mg 3 times a day. The standard dosage of an alcohol tincture (1:5) is 3 to 4 ml 3 times daily. For Echinacea juice, take 2 to 3 ml 3 times a day, and the whole root, 1 to 2 g, 3 times a day. Echinacea comes in many forms: Capsules, Tablets, Powder and Tincture, the best result is to follow the instructions on the package.

    Many AIDS infected individuals do use the herb as a way to boost their immune system and stimulate T-Cell replication (rumor is that it also will stimulate viral replication too, but this may not have any scientific fact behind it to date). If you decide to use it, use only oral administrations of the herb. Do not use injections. Links to Echinacea products are given below and let you decide whether or not you wish to use the herb. However, if you do have an autoimmune disorder such as systemic lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, then you should avoid using echinacea. Consult with your health care provider if you have questions or concerns about whether or not to use this herb as part of your nutritional therapy.

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  • Medical Herbalism: Materia Medica and Pharmacy
    By Paul Bergner
    Medical Herbalism 03/31/97 9(1): 1, 11-14
    Full Article: Echinacea Contraindications


    AIDS: A debate has gone back and forth in herbal circles for at least the last ten years in the U.S. about whether echinacea is contraindicated in HIV infection or AIDS. I have been unable to locate any published case reports where echinacea worsened the symptoms of AIDS, even though AIDS patients commonly take echinacea (Kassler et al 1991; Gowan et al 1993). Objections to the use of echinacea in AIDS have been theoretical, not based on empirical evidence.

    T-4 CELL LEVELS: i was partly responsible for spreading the rumor that echinacea can lower T-4 cell counts, when I stated such a contraindication in an article in East-West magazine in August 1986. My reasoning was based on a just-published article showing that echinacea administration could lower T-4 cell counts, with T-8 cells remaining stable (Gaisbauer and Zimmerman, 1986). Since AIDS is characterized by a decline in T-4:T-8 cell ratios, it seemed reasonable to avoid echinacea. Further examination, however, shows that this trial was done with daily injections for seven days, rather than oral use. It is now well-known that frequently-repeated injections have this effect, although it has not been noted with oral use. In fact, one clinical trial showed a steady improvement in cell-mediated immunity over a period of ten weeks with oral echinacea administration (Coeugniet and Künast 1986). Another trial showed that oral echinacea was most effective at preventing infections in those with low T-4:T-8 ratios (Schöneberger 1992). There is no evidence of any need to avoid the oral use of echinacea to maintain T-4 cell levels.

    AUTOIMMUNITY & AIDS: The second theoretical objection to using echinacea in AIDS comes from the theory that AIDS has an autoimmune component. In the 1990s the theory emerged among leading AIDS researchers that the HIV virus initiated a series of events that left parts of the immune system attacking itself. So the objection is that immune stimulation by echinacea could hasten this autoimmune attack. This autoimmune component of AIDS no longer plays a prominent role in the theory of the dynamics of the disease. Current opinion is that vital replication in massive amounts is countered by likewise large formation of T-cells, until gradually, usually over years, the virus wins the battle (Wei 1995). The declining number of T-cells leaves the immune system fatally weakened. This theory is supported by newer drug therapies which have led in the last two years to a decline in AIDS deaths in the U.S. and France, and, if this theory is correct, there is no theoretical reason to avoid echinacea on the basis of fears of stimulating autoimmunity. It may remain prudent to monitor the status of AIDS patients taking echinacea.





    GINKGO BILOBA: Ginkgo Biloba extract is good for the brain cells and circulation. In Germany, Ginkgo is the most widely prescribed herb, as it is considered to be as effective as drug treatments used for treating Alzheimer's disease and other severe forms of memory and mental function decline. Preliminary studies show that this herb is helpful in ordinary age-related memory loss as well. Germany's Commission E recommends Ginkgo for circulation problems that arise from hardening of the arteries. Some studies are showing promise in Ginkgo's ability to reverse impotence or difficulty achieving orgasm when caused by certain antidepressant drugs. Chinese research suggests this herb can improve the effectiveness of schizophrenia medications and possibly limit their side effects as well. Another study shows that Ginkgo is beneficial in relieving the bloating and fluid retention as well as the emotional disturbance associated with premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Many people have used Ginkgo for macular degeneration, depression, complications of diabetes, and Raynaud's phenomenon; however, there is no evidence to support its effectiveness. It is also beneficial for asthma, dementia, depression, eczema, headaches, heart and kidney disorders, and tinnitus (ringing in the ears). This herb can ease symptoms of altitude sickness as well. As a topical medication, Ginkgo is used to treat lesions on the fingers, toes, heels, ears, and nose caused by exposure to extreme cold, and using Ginkgo in wound dressings can improve circulation in the skin and promote quick healing. The recommended dosage of Ginkgo is 40 to 80 mg 3 times daily of a 50:1 extract standardized to contain 24 percent Ginkgo-flavone glycosides. For best results, consult with your physician for the treatment of your condition.

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  • GOLDENSEAL: Goldenseal extract can be used for mouth sores. Place alcohol-free goldenseal extract on a piece of sterile gauze and apply the gauze between the lips and gums or to mouth sores before going to bed. Leave it on overnight. Sores and inflammation should heal in a few days with this treatment. Goldenseal may be helpful for cleansing the blood and lymphatic systems for viral and bacterial infections and boosting the immune system. Goldenseal leaves can be made into a tea which has a tonic effect on the internal organ and may reduce inflammation in upper respiratory and digestive infections and conditions. A decoction of goldenseal leaf is sometimes used as a douche to treat trichomonas and yeast infections, and is also effective to treat thrush and other gum infections. It should be noted that it is an ingredient in some commercial ointments and disinfectants. Goldenseal root is considered to be an effective broad spectrum antibiotic, and is very much in demand worldwide. Its antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties have led researchers to study goldenseal root as a possible alternative to chemical antibiotics. Goldenseal also appears to promote healthy glandular function, and may have a tonic and detoxifying effect on the entire system. Because berberine can stimulate contractions, goldenseal root should not be used by pregnant women. Goldenseal may raise blood pressure and should not be used for extended periods of time by those with heart conditions. Caution: Do not take goldenseal on a daily basis for more than one week at a time. Do not use it during pregnancy. If you have a history of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or glaucoma, use goldenseal only under a health care provider's supervision.

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  • HORNY GOAT WEED (EPIMEDIUM): Epimedium, also known as horny goat weed, stimulates testosterone production and prevents muscle wasting. Form and dosage as recommended by your TCM practitioner. General Information: Horny Goat Weed, also known as Epimedium or Yin Yang Huo, was first described in ancient classical Chinese medicinal texts an aphrodisiac which was used to increase libido in men and women, and improve erectile function in men. Used by practitioners for over 2,000 years, Horny Goat Weed not only holds an important place in Traditional Chinese Medicine, but is gaining popularity around the world. Even though the exact way that Horny Goat Weed works remains unknown, the plant has long been employed to restore sexual fire, boost erectile function, decrease fatigue and lessen menopausal discomfort. It produces a warm almost euphoric effect on the body. Due to recent interest in Horny Goat Weed, it is expected that more investigation and research about this herb will occur. Horny Goat Weed can be consumed as a tea, encapsulated powder, or liquid herbal extract. The Chinese frequently chew the leaves. There is no definable taste so the herb can be sauteed and included with many cuisines. Read product label directions for recommended dosage. As far as it is known, Horny Goat Weed is a safe, and benign herb. Science and/or clinical research has not substantiated any attributes of Horny Goat Weed. Safety in young children, pregnant or nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is unknown.

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  • LICORICE: Licoric and Wild Yam root are good for endocrine gland function. Licorice (Glycyrrhzin) used for HIV / AIDS increases T-cell counts and preserves immune function. General Uses: It is taken orally (DGL form) for ulcers, heartburn (esophageal reflux), and mouth sores. Other oral uses involving the whole herb is the treatment of coughs, asthma, and chronic fatigue syndrome. In its topical form (whole herb), Licorice can be used for eczema, psoriasis, and herpes. Scientific studies suggest regular use of DGL can heal ulcers as well as some over the counter medications; however, they must be taken regularly or the ulcer will return. For Ulcer Pain - chew two to four 380-mg tablets of DGL before meals and at bedtime in conjunction with conventional medical care. For Mouth Sores - Sucking on the tablets will relieve the pain. For best results, follow the directions listed on the label. For Respiratory Problems - Take orally 1 to 2 grams of licorice root 3 times daily, not to exceed a week. For Eczema, Psoriasis, or Herpes - Apply licorice cream to affected area twice daily. For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - This treatment must be taken under a health care provider's supervision to be given the needed dosage for the best possible effects. Caution: Do not use licorice if you have glaucoma, high blood pressure, or an estrogen-dependent disorder such as breast cancer, endometriosis, or fibrocystic breasts. Caution: Do not use licorice on a daily basis for more than seven days in a row. Avoid it completely if you have high blood pressure. Consume potassium-rich foods such as bananas or citrus juices, or take a potassium supplement daily when taking this herb. For HIV/AIDS - Take Glycyrrhizin Tablets, 50 to 75 mg daily. Use for 6 weeks, then take a 2-week break. Do not substitute deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL).

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  • MILK THISTLE: Black Radish, Dandelion and Milk Thistle (Silymarin Extract) protect and aid in repairing the liver, and also cleanse the bloodstream. the liver is the organ of detoxification and must function optimally. Use extracts as directed on the labels. Milk Thistle extract is a potent antioxidant which prevents harm from free radicals and lends nutritional support to the liver. Milk thistle seed extract contains silymarin, a unique type of flavonoid-like compound considered the active ingredient of milk thistle. There is a tendency among herbalists to think of milk thistle seed and silymarin as synonymous. For instance, The Expanded German Commission E Monographs notes the historical uses of the whole herb for treating "Congestion of the liver, spleen, and kidneys" and in the very next paragraph states, "Milk thistle is an example of a preparation that is required to be in the standardized, concentrated form in order to fully convey the desired, in this case, hepatoprotectant, effects." This is not necessarily so. There is no doubt that silymarin extract delivers more silymarin than the same amount of milk thistle. This is because only about 10% of the silymarin in the seed can be absorbed by the digestive tract, and the seed is only up to 3% silymarin. However, since the customary dose of the whole herb is 12 to 15 grams (up to 3% silymarin) and the customary daily dose of silymarin extract amounts to 200 to 400 milligrams of silymarin, you actually get an effective dose of silymarin by taking whole milk thistle seed three times a day. There are other reasons to use the milk thistle seed (whole or ground) rather than silymarin extract. Even when an herb is used to treat a serious health condition, the whole herb often has a more balanced effect. The milk thistle extract silymarin, for instance, has proven usefulness in treating liver disease. The drawback to using silymarin is that, if the doctor prescribes other drugs, such as steroids, silymarin can interfere with the liver's ability to detoxify them. Milk thistle seed has the same healing effect on the liver without interfering with the organ's ability to detoxify drugs or environmental chemicals, and a side benefit of normalizing blood lipids as the liver heals.

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  • MULLEIN: Herbalists recommend hot Mullein tea for asthma, colds, coughs, sore throats, and bleeding of the lungs (tuberculosis) and of the bowels, though it is used more for its soothing effects rather than its ability to heal. This herb works well as an expectorant when combined with Coltsfoot and Thyme. It also helps give relief to those with emphysema, hay fever, and whooping cough. Breathing the steam of boiling Mullein tea can loosen congestion and mucus. When taken with catnip, this tea works well in treating tonsillitis, chickenpox, measles and mumps. Mullein made into a syrup can be given for palpitations, irregular heartbeat, angina, and other coronary conditions. The oil of this herb can be used to soothe the pain of ear infections. Externally, Mullein can be used to treat hemorrhoids, bruises, frostbite, diarrhea, erysipelas (streptococcus infections) and migraine. Mullein comes in various forms and is an ingredient in other products. For Mullein tea, add 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried leaves and flowers to 1 cup of boiling water. Drink as needed for soothing relief. For children, take a 1/2 handful of dried or cut fresh Mullein leaves and flowers in 1 quart of boiling water. Let sit for 30 minutes and strain. Add 2 tablespoons of dark honey. Drink 1/2 cup of warm tea every 3 or 4 hours. To relieve the pain of ear infections (make sure the eardrum is not punctured), squeeze several drops of Mullein oil (room-temperature) into the ear canal. This only relieves the pain, it is not a cure for ear infection. For other formulations, read and follow product label directions.

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  • PAU D'ARCO: Pau D'Arco is a natural antibiotic and potentiates immune function. Pau D'Arco bark is a rich source of iron, which contributes to the elimination of wastes from the body and the assimilation of nutrients. It is also a powerful antioxidant and is good for destroying candida in the colon. American herbalists use this herb to enhance liver function and to help lessen the effects of AIDS, allergies, cardiovascular problems, inflammatory bowel syndrome, rheumatism, tumors, and ulcers. The key ingredient in Pau D'Arco is lapachol. In the 1970s, studies of lapachol showed promise in destroying cancer cells; however, its use produced severe side effects such as blood-clotting abnormalities, anemia, and nausea, so further studies were abandoned. While high doses are not recommended for treating cancer, moderate amounts have been found to be very useful as an immune booster while fighting cancer, HIV, AIDS, bronchitis, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Pau D'Arco bark has also been used to treat fungal infections, yeast infections, smoker's cough, warts, and acne. The standard dosage for internal use is with products standardized to contain 2 to 7 percent lapachol, although an effective alternative is a product that contains 3 percent naphthoquinones. If using a tincture or liquid extract formulation as an external treatment, you may need to dilute it with a small amount of water or vegetable oil if skin becomes irritated. If skin irritation continues after dilution, discontinue use. If treating genital warts, dilution is necessary. If using as a tea, it is best to take with food to avoid stomach upset. If stomach upset continues, stop taking the herb altogether. This potent herb may pose health risks when taken internally for more than a week so it is suggested you use only for a week at a time.

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  • RED CLOVER: There is no evidence that Red Clover can help those with cancer; however, its use as a cancer therapy in many parts of the world has prompted scientists to take a closer look at this herb. It is also used to treat menopausal symptoms. This herb works well in treating bronchitis, asthma, and spasmodic coughs. Red Clover is also used to treat acne, eczema, abscesses, psoriasis, insect bites, stings, and other skin diseases. In a compress it works well in treating arthritis pains and gout. As an eyewash, Red Clover herb can be used to treat conjunctivitis. Red Clover comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. For a tea, take 1 cup of boiling water to 2-3 teaspoons of dried flowers. Drink 3 cups a day. In capsule of tablet form take 2-4 grams a day. In using a tincture use 2-4 ml 3 times a day. For other formulations, read and follow product label directions.

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  • DELICIOUS RED CLOVER TEA

    Ingredients:
    Instructions: Put the fresh or dried blossoms and leaves, with or without the mint and dandelion, into a 2-cup earthenware teapot. Fill teapot with boiling water, cover, and infuse for 5 to 10 minutes over very low heat. Strain into a hot cup, add a twist of lemon and sweeten with honey.





    SAW PALMETTO: This herb regulates testosterone and prevents muscle wasting. For AIDS, take tablets, 320 mg twice daily between meals. General Information: Germany's Commission E recommends Saw Palmetto as an accepted medical treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). New Zealand, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, as well as other European countries, use Saw Palmetto and is regarded as the "gold standard" against which new prostate drugs must prove themselves. Saw Palmetto does not just relieve symptoms, but it actually has been shown to shrink and retard the enlarged prostate. It is also used for treating prostatitis (prostate infection). Using Saw Palmetto may also enhance sexual functioning and sexual desire. Due to its inhibiting the conversion of testosterone it may also inhibit hair loss. It is also used to treat acne, bladder inflammation, breast enlargement or reduction, bronchitis, cough, diabetes, digestive aid, diarrhea, high blood pressure, hormone imbalances (estrogen or testosterone), impotence, indigestion, menstrual pain, migraine headache, muscle or intestinal spasms, ovarian cysts, pelvic pain, polycystic ovarian syndrome, postnasal drip, and uterine or vaginal disorders. Saw Palmetto comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. The recommended dosage of Saw Palmetto is 160 mg twice a day of an extract standardized to contain 85 to 95 percent fatty acids and sterols; however, a single dose of 320 mg seems to be just as effective. Taking more than the recommended dose does not produce better results.

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  • SCHIZANDRA / MAGNOLIA VINE BERRIES: Magnolia Vine berries are also known as Schisandra Berry; Schizandra Fruit) is a Chinese remedy that will increase oxygen absorption and boost the immune system. They coordinate the activities of the internal organs and help control the balance of its body's physiological processes. Schizandra Fruit helps the body adapt to stress and nourishes the nervous system. Schizandra is listed among China's most important herbs. Schizandra is currently popular worldwide as a tonic and in Asia as a food. Use as directed on product label. Pregnant and nursing women should not use Schizandra (it is a uterine stimulant). People who have gallstones or blockages of the bile ducts and those with peptic ulcers, epilepsy and very high blood pressure should also avoid Schizandra. Do not take Schizandra if you have intracranial (in the head) pressure.

    Schizandra Berry is considered an adaptogen, in that it normalizes body functions during stressful situations that might alter those functions, helping the body to adapt and return to an overall sense of well-being and increasing the body's resistance to disease and stress. It is also said the Schisandra helps to energize RNA and DNA molecules to rebuild cells. Used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to remedy liver ailments, Schisandra has maintained its fine reputation as a support to strengthen the liver. It is considered a cholagogue, or substance that increases the production of bile in the liver and delivers it to the gastrointestinal tract. It is said to protect against the progression of cirrhosis into liver cancer and also protect the liver from chemical damage, particularly damage from chemicals that have to be activated by the liver to become poisonous, such as carbon tetrachloride. In addition, laboratory studies have demonstrated its ability to make the enzyme, glutathione peroxidase, which deactivates several kinds of toxic free radicals that attack the outer membranes of liver cells. This substance is believed to offset damage done to the liver by chronic viral hepatitis, alchohol and HIV/AIDS. Schizandra contains lignin compounds that are said to lower high levels of glutamic pyruvic transaminase (GPT) in the blood, which is an indication of hepatitis. Further support for the liver comes in the form of another constituent in Schizandra, gomison-A, which blocks the production of inflammation-inducing leukotrienes. Gomison-A helps to prevent liver inflammation and tissue destruction (without compromising the immune system's ability to fight the underlying infection). This substance also helps to stimulate the growth of healthy liver tissue and helps to hasten recovery after liver surgery. Schizandra is thought to balance the body's functions and improve mental function. Active con-stituents help to relieve emotional and physical depression and reverse depression of the central nervous system. The herb is said to reduce fatigue and physical exhaustion, as well as improve stamina and physical performance and increase the body's capacity to work. Moreover, it is also said to help sharpen mental ability and concentration and counter forgetfulness. Animal data suggests that Schizandra increases metabolism via induction of cytochrome P450 and/or glutathione reductase pathway. For thousands of years, Schizandra has been cherished by Chinese women (and men) to combat ageing. Women have utilized it as a tonic to preserve their beauty and maintain youthful skin, and both men and women use it as an aphrodisiac. In men it is also thought to increase sexual stamina. Schizandra is considered a mild sedative that exerts a soothing and quieting effect on the body, and has been helpful in cases of insomnia, stress, dizziness, motion sickness, excessive sweating, headache, heart palpitations, anxiety and other problems associated with emotional stress. Furthermore, Schizandra increases the efficacy of prescription tranquilizers (Valium, Librium, etc.), allowing patients to take lower doses of these potentially addictive drugs. Schizandra is said to improve digestion. The increased bile flow from the liver hastens the digestion of fatty foods and improves utilization of the digested foods, which is thought to relieve many digestive-related disorders, including chronic gastritis, heartburn and indigestion, while it provides a healthy atmosphere for clear, problem-free skin. Considered a kidney tonic, Schizandra is believed to balance bodily fluids, and as such, it is used to treat night sweats, excessiving perspiration, urinary incontinence and the frequent urge to urinate. In contrast, if there is fluid imbalance, Schizandra also helps to promote the production of body fluid when needed and quench thirst. Schizandra is mildly astringent and helps to control diarrhea, spontaneous sweating and dysentery.

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  • SKULLCAP / SCUTELLARIA (SCULLCAP): During the cold and flu season, use the herb scutellaria to prevent viral infections. Take one or two 1,000 mg capsules 3 times daily. Scullcap can take the edge off anxiety and promote sleep for those who struggle with insomnia. For General purposes - This herb can be used to treat muscle spasms, relieve tension headaches, and lessen the symptoms of anorexia nervosa, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and restless legs syndrome. Scullcap is also used to ease drug or alcohol withdrawal. Scullcap can be combined with valerian root for use as a sedative for anxiety, nervous muscle spasms, twitches and general convulsions. Scullcap works for reducing the symptoms of PMS when taken with chaste tree or false unicorn. This herb also can help reduce fever, and stimulate digestion and liver function. Caution: Exceeding recommended doses of Scullcap tincture produces giddiness, stupor, mental confusion, twitching, irregular heartbeat, and epileptic-like symptoms. Scullcap should not be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Scullcap should not be taken if you are taking anti-anxiety medications, barbiturates, or other sedative medications. To take as a supplement, 1/2 teaspoon of powder is about equal to one capsule. Powder can be consumed by sprinkling it over your food or mixing it with a syrup such as maple or chocolate. You could also mix it with orange juice. The citric acid in the orange juice will help to mask any unpleasant powder tastes.

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  • SIBERIAN ELEUTHERO GINSENG: Eleuthero helps bronchial disorders and boosts energy. Siberian Ginseng Root helps support the immune system, improve memory, endurance, vitality, and to balance hormone levels in male and female. Eleuthero is an "adaptogen," an agent that helps the body address to stress. Siberian Eleuthero Ginseng strengthens the adrenal and reproductive glands. It enhances immune function, boosts immunity, helps prevent infection, promotes lung functioning and stimulates the appetite. It useful for bronchitis, circulatory problems, diabetes, infertility, lack of energy, and stress. There is some evidence that it can help ease withdrawal from cocaine, and help improve drug or alcohol induced liver dysfunction in older adults. Siberian Ginseng protects the body against the effects of radiation exposure. It is used by athletes for overall body strengthening. Eleuthero may also enhance athletic performance. Just be sure to take the herb for at least 8 weeks for best results. Combining eleuthero with other herbs can be even better. Soviet scientists found taking both schisandra and eleuthero benefited endurance athletes by giving them an immune system boost. The two herbs together helped prevent colds, flu, and other infections after athletic events. Eleuthero is not the only herb for athletes. American trainers report a combination of sea buckthorn, wild oats, and stinging nettle increases strength, anaerobic power (muscle output when the athlete is out of breath), endurance time, and even feelings of well being. For best results, increase the vitamin C foods in your diet when you take these herbs. Siberian Ginseng is most effective in the treatment of prolonged exhaustion and debility, resulting from overwork and long-term stress. Scientists believe it helps prevent "adrenal burnout" caused by ongoing physical or mental challenges. Eleuthero boosts concentration and focus without the letdown than comes from drinking coffee or other sources of caffeine. Healthy people taking 2 teaspoons (10 ml) of tincture three times daily have been shown to have increased numbers of the immune cells (CD4+ cells) that have decrease during HIV-infection and AIDS. As a decoction take 35 ml of Siberian Ginseng 2 times a day for use as a general tonic. To take in tincture form, use 1/2 teaspoon with water 3 times a day. For other forms, read follow product label directions. Caution: Do not use this herb if you have hypoglycemia, high blood pressure, or a heart disorder. May cause insomnia if taken too close to bedtime. Not recommended for persons with uncontrolled high blood pressure.

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  • ST. JOHN'S WORT: St. John's Wort contains two substances, hypericin and pseudohypericin, that inhibit retroviral infections and could be useful in the treatment of AIDS. General Information: St. John's Wort is mainly used for the treatment of mild to moderate depression. It can also be used for chronic insomnia and anxiety related to depression. It has been proven in many European clinical studies to be a natural antidepressant and is widely used for this reason. St. John's Wort is the most popular anti-depressant in Germany, where one brand alone outsells Prozac seven to one. In 1996, the British Medical Journal summarized the results of over 20 studies on the herb which compared it to placebos and anti-depressant drugs. St. John's Wort not only outdid the placebos, it showed similar results to the drugs, but with fewer side effects. St. John's Wort contains the compound Hypericin which has been used as an anti-depressant since 1942. The tranquilizing quality of this compound increases blood flow to stressed tissue. This sedative effect relieves pain, anxiety and nervous tension. St. John's Wort may also be effective in relieving seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Among the uses for St. John's Wort are a variety of conditions such as chronic fatigue and mental burnout. Some research also suggests that St. John's Wort may reduce the growth of tumors.St. John's Wort extract is usually standardized to the substance hypericin. The recommended dose of St. John's Wort is 300 mg 3 times a day of an extract standardized to contain 0.3 percent hypericin; however, a few new products on the market are standardized to hyperforin content of 2 to 3 percent, instead of hypercin, and should be taken at the same dosage. If the herb bothers you, take it with food. It can take four weeks of usage to receive the full benefits of St. John's Wort. Caution: Individuals with HIV have an increased risk for sunburn and should avoid this herb. This herb may increase the chance of developing sun blisters if you are out in the sun too long. If you decide to use this herb, avoid sun exposure. Consult with your health care provider if you are using anti-depressant medication before using this herb. Do not use St. John's Wort if you are on prescription antidepressants or any medication that interacts with MAO inhibitors. Use with caution during pregnancy.

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  • SUMA ROOT: Russian Olympiads use Suma to enhance their sports performance, and in the United States it is recommended as a general strengthener of the body. Suma is also used to treat chronic fatigue syndrome, menopausal symptoms, ulcers, anxiety, menstrual problems, impotence, and low resistance to illness. Some believe it also to be a wonderful aphrodisiac. it may be helpful in treating Epstein-Barr disease. This particular root has been used successfully for thousands of years and the empirical evidence of the ages speaks for itself. It comes highly recommended in times of severe strife and stress induced fatigue. Modern reports have suggested this root to be a great dietary addition to increase ones stamina and endurance. It should be noted that Suma should not be consumed for long periods of time and is better reserved for those "times of need". The recommended dosage of Suma is 500 mg twice daily, and needs to be taken over a long period of time for marked results. There are no known safety issues associated with using Suma; however, since few studies have been done on Suma, it is suggested that young children, pregnant or nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease refrain from using this supplement.

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  • TRICHOSANTHES / CHINESE CUCUMBER: Also known as Chinese Snake Gourd (Trichosanthes kirilowii), Chinese Cucumber seeds and peels inhibit cancer. This plant is commonly used in Chinese herbalism, where it is considered to be one of the 50 fundamental herbs. Recent research has isolated a protein called 'trichosanthin' in the roots and this is undergoing trials as a possible remedy for AIDS and is currently being used in AIDS research. The fruit (Gua Lou Shi) is antibacterial, anticholesterolemic, antifungal, depurative, emollient, expectorant and laxative. It is used in the treatment of pulmonary infections with yellow and thick sputum, chest pains, stuffy feelings in the chest, constipation and dry stool. It has an antibacterial action against E. coli, Bacillus dysenteriae, B. typhi, B. paratyphi, Pseudomonas, Vibrio cholerae, V. Proteus etc. The fruit is traditionally prepared as a winter soup to ward off colds and influenza. The rind of the fruit (Gua Lou Pi) is used to treat a number of ailments, including cancer, jaundice, retained placenta, bronchial infections with thick phlegm and sore throat. The seed (Gua Lou Ren) is antitussive, emollient and expectorant. The root is antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, febrifuge, galactogogue, laxative, oxytocic, sialagogue and uterine tonic. The fresh root (Gua Lou Gen; Tian Hua Fen) has been noted for centuries as an abortifacient - a sponge soaked in its juice was placed in the vagina and induced an abortion in the second trimester of pregnancy. The root is taken internally in the treatment of diabetes, dry coughs, and to assist in the second stage of labor. The root and/or the seed is powdered and used in the treatment of mammary cancer.

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  • TURMERIC (CURCUMIN): Of all the herbal products available for HIV infection, curcumin (turmeric) may be the most versatile for stopping the virus at every stage of infection. It deactivates the gene in HIV that takes the virus of its dormant state. It contains chemicals that stop the action of integrase, an enzyme the virus needs to take over the DNA of an infected cell. And it prevents the production of tumor necrosis factor (TNF), a hormone that signals HIV if there are weakened or injured cells ready to be infected. Curcumin blocks cancer causing chemicals, because it is anti-angiogenic. Curcumin inhibits COX-2 enzyme that promotes cancer growth. Curcumin stimulates the p53 gene, the defense mechanism of the body which causes tumor cell death. Curcumin inhibits the epidermal growth factor receptor site which is necessary for cancer cell growth. Turmeric is useful as an anti-inflammatory and can be used to reduce Alzheimer's debilitating effects, but there are multiple studies that suggest curcumin can have some potential in actually treating various forms of cancer. Suggested Dosage or Use: Take 6 to 12 drops tincture in liquid or under the tongue, 1 to 3 times/day. As an herbal dietary supplement, take 1 capsule, 2 to 3 times daily, preferably with meals.

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  • WILD YAM: Licorice and Wild Yam root are good for endocrine gland function. Wild Yam has various species growing throughout North and Central America, and Asia, and has been used to treat indigestion, coughs, morning sickness, gall bladder pain, menstrual cramps, joint pain, and nerve pain. The primary, but incorrect use of Wild Yam as a source of women's hormones is based on the misconception that Wild Yam contains progesterone and DHEA. Wild Yam contains chemicals that chemists can use only as a starting point to manufacture progesterone. This herb does not contain progesterone. Some Wild Yam products have progesterone in them, but it is a synthetic progesterone that has been added to the product. Do not discount the use of Wild Yam as it can still be used to relax muscle spasms, reduce inflammations, and promote perspiration. This herb can be used for menstrual cramps or pain, menopausal symptoms, rheumatic conditions, and gallbladder complaints. Wild Yam is also used to treat colic, gallbladder disorder, hypoglycemia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), kidney stones, neuralgia, and rheumatism. Wild Yam comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. For best results, read and follow product label directions.

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  • PROGESTERONE & WILD YAM


    There is a great deal of misinformation among consumers, practitioners, and natural product vendors alike about the connection between wild yam (Dioscorea villosa) and progesterone. The female hormone progesterone was first synthesized in a laboratory in 1934, but the materials needed for the process were so expensive that the hormone, that could only be made in very small batches, was priced at $1000 per gram, or about $10,000 per gram in current dollars. Researcher Russell Marker developed a way to derive progesterone from diosgenin, a compound found in the Mexican plant cabeza de negra, Dioscorea macrostachya. This made progesterone extremely cheap and led the way to the development of oral contraceptives. While diosgenin can be converted into progesterone in the laboratory, it cannot be converted into progesterone in the human body. Wild yam contains no progesterone, natural or otherwise. It is, however, extremely useful for many gynecological complaints.

    Traditional Chinese Medicine has used wild yam for at least 2,000 years, since the time of the writing of the Divine Husbandman's Classic of the Materia Medica. Wild yam "separates the pure from the turbid." It is used to treat conditions manifesting themselves as cloudy urine or vaginal discharge. It relievers lower back pain, numbness or stiffness in the legs and feet, and muscle aches, and it clears "damp heat" from the skin at sites of eczema, boils, or eczema. Mountain yam is used to treat stomach upset accompanied by fatigue, heavy sweating, and loss of appetite. It also relieves chronic cough and wheezing and "binds" the kidneys to stop premature ejaculation, frequent urination, or vaginal discharge. Mountain yam is also used to stop severe thirst accompanying diabetes.




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    VegeSplash High ORAC Concentrated Vegetable and Greens Drink Mix. This best tasting vegetable and greens drink mix is available in Apple and Carrot flavor. VegeSplash contains a Super ORAC blend comprised of 14 vegetables and 10 green foods. Each can contains a 1 month supply. Ingredients: Super ORAC Vegetable & Greens Blend {tomato concentrate (source of lycopene, coumaric acid and chlorogenic acid), onion (allyl sulfides, quercetins and saponins), Hawaiian blue-green algae (source of phycocyanins and beta carotene), barley grass (source of bioflavonoids), wheat grass, alfalfa (source of beta carotene, chlorella (source of oceanic trace minerals), dulse (source of oceanic trace minerals), green tea extract (source of polyphenols), broccoli (source of indole-3-carbinol, sulphoraphane and beta carotene), carrots (source of beta carotene, flavonoids and calcium pectate), Brussels sprouts (source of indole-3-carbinol and sulphoraphane), cauliflower (source of sulphoraphane), beet, cabbage (source of indole-3-carbinol and sulphoraphane), celery, kale (source of indole-3-carbinol, sulphoraphane and beta carotene), spinach (source of beta carotene lutein and quercetin), radish, leek or yellow pepper, kombu seaweed (source of trace minerals), nori seaweed (source of trace minerals), wakame seaweed (source of trace minerals), and garlic (source of allyl sulfides)], Fiber Blend (gum acacia, beet fiber, oat fiber, soy fiber, apple pectin), sweetener blend (dehydrated beet juice, cherry juice crystals and orange juice crystals), salt, sodium isoascorbate, guar gum, natural flavor, xanthan gum, silica, spices and Multi-Plant Based Enzyme Blend (amylase, lactase, neutral protease, lipase and cellulose).
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    VegeSplash High ORAC Concentrated Vegetable and Greens Drink Mix. This best tasting vegetable and greens drink mix is available in Zesty Tomato flavor. VegeSplash contains a Super ORAC blend comprised of 14 vegetables and 10 green foods. The Zesty Tomato mixes into a smooth, rich, tomato cocktail drink providing 6 mg of lycopene per serving. Ingredients: Super ORAC Vegetable & Greens Blend {tomato concentrate (source of lycopene, coumaric acid and chlorogenic acid), onion (allyl sulfides, quercetins and saponins), Hawaiian blue-green algae (source of phycocyanins and beta carotene), barley grass (source of bioflavonoids), wheat grass, alfalfa (source of beta carotene, chlorella (source of oceanic trace minerals), dulse (source of oceanic trace minerals), green tea extract (source of polyphenols), broccoli (source of indole-3-carbinol, sulphoraphane and beta carotene), carrots (source of beta carotene, flavonoids and calcium pectate), Brussels sprouts (source of indole-3-carbinol and sulphoraphane), cauliflower (source of sulphoraphane), beet, cabbage (source of indole-3-carbinol and sulphoraphane), celery, kale (source of indole-3-carbinol, sulphoraphane and beta carotene), spinach (source of beta carotene lutein and quercetin), radish, leek or yellow pepper, kombu seaweed (source of trace minerals), nori seaweed (source of trace minerals), wakame seaweed (source of trace minerals), and garlic (source of allyl sulfides)], Fiber Blend (gum acacia, beet fiber, oat fiber, soy fiber, apple pectin), sweetener blend (dehydrated beet juice, cherry juice crystals and orange juice crystals), salt, sodium isoascorbate, guar gum, natural flavor, xanthan gum, silica, spices and Multi-Plant Based Enzyme Blend (amylase, lactase, neutral protease, lipase and cellulose).


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    Juven Therapeutic Nutrition Drink is a targeted therapeutic nutrition drink mix that has been clinically shown to help build and maintain lean body mass (LBM) and support wound healing. Just 2 servings per day are recommended to help build LBM in patients with illness-related weight loss, support wound healing. support immune function in patients with HIV/AIDS. Building LBM helps patients feel strong and remain active and independent. It promotes healing and recovery from surgery or wounds. Administer orally or as a modular tube feeding. Use as part of a complete, balanced diet. Not for parenteral use. Arginine supports protein synthesis and improves nitrogen balance. Glutamine supports protein synthesis and preserves muscle glutamine. HMB (beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate) helps reverse muscle breakdown and increase protein synthesis. Together, these three ingredients help build and maintain LBM.


    Amazon: Juven Orange Drink Mix, Ross Nutrition, 30 Packet Carton
    Juven is targeted therapeutic nutrition that helps build and maintain lean body mass (LBM) and support wound healing. Just 2 servings per day are recommended to help build LBM in patients with illness-related weight loss, support wound healing. support immune function in patients with HIV/AIDS. Building LBM helps patients feel strong and remain active and independent. It promotes healing and recovery from surgery or wounds. Administer orally or as a modular tube feeding. Use as part of a complete, balanced diet. Not for parenteral use. Arginine supports protein synthesis and improves nitrogen balance. Glutamine supports protein synthesis and preserves muscle glutamine. HMB (beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate) helps reverse muscle breakdown and increase protein synthesis. Together, these three ingredients help build and maintain LBM.


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    Amazon: Mushroom Immune Defense, 16 Mushroom Complex, Source Naturals, 60 tablets (2 Pack)
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    Mushrooms are commonly used in soups, salads, and as additions to many other foods throughout history. Reishi and Shiitake mushrooms have been used in Asian medicine for years. Reishi mushrooms may help support treatment of shingles, blood pressure, stress and fatigue symptoms. They may help suppport treatment of tumors, insomnia, cardiovascular health, Cancer and AIDS-HIV. People believe Reishi mushrooms support immune and respiratory function. Shiitake and Reishi mushrooms are a very good source of iron as well.


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