IS AIDS AN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE?
By Luc Chaltin, N.D., D.I.Hom.
April 19, 2001
An article by Randy Peters in a recent edition of the British Scientific Journal NATURE describes how the world of AIDS research may be in upheaval.
The article vindicates Professor Peter Duesberg, a molecular biologist at UC Berkeley, who has been attacked by the U.S. government and mainstream AIDS researchers for arguing that HIV cannot cause AIDS, but that AIDS is an autoimmune disease. In other words, the body kills itself and the way it does this is by attacking its own cells, using its own lymphocytes.
This is perfectly in line with the explanation that I brought forth from the beginning of the HIV and AIDS panic, and it is, at the same time, also the explanation for the appearance of all chronic diseases.
The reason that the body destroys itself is that the bodily cells are sick and unable to perform healthy functions. Because nature does not tolerate unhealthy creatures or cells, the lymphocytes attack and kill them.
There are many more diseases that show the same procedure, especially those diseases that are "new" or "undetectable," meaning that there is no known "cause." All degenerative and metabolic diseases are caused by this mechanism. Diseases such as Alzheimers and multiple sclerosis, to name only two, may be caused the same way. There is no "cure" for these diseases, except in the very beginning of their appearance. But all these diseases can be prevented by correcting the "deficiency" syndrome, as explained in clinical homeopathy.
THE ROLE OF PLEOMORPHISM
Another interesting fact contained in the above mentioned article is the discovery that mice that have never been exposed to the HIV virus, sometimes have the antibodies to the HIV virus. This means that humans also may have antibodies for the HIV virus but not have any virus in their body. If these patients are checked for HIV, they may be found HIV positive and NOT be infected by the virus.
We can go a step further and predict that patients will be found that have a HIV type virus in the body WITHOUT HAVING BEEN INFECTED BY THE HIV VIRUS. There is rising evidence that pleomorphism is a scientific fact and is able to explain the creation of other forms, or even new forms of viruses, bacteria and fungi every time the intern environment or "milieu" changes.
THE ROLE OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Life is a dynamic phenomenon. When the internal milieu of an organism changes because of environmental toxins for instance, the micro-organisms living within that organism change as well. On the other hand, when a host is inhabited by micro-organisms, their presence changes the host's organism also. Together, they form a system that lives in symbiosis or in a sort of neutral mutual balance, created by their environment, in which both life forms are actively taking part. If the metabolic strength of the host weakens, the micro-organisms develop at the expense of the host. This creates a new situation that allows for another new form of micro-organism to develop. When the metabolic change of the host is further weakened by this new micro-organism, ever new micro-organisms (bacteria, viruses) will develop that will change the milieu further away from health. When, on the contrary, the host has the resources to fight back, he or she may be able to restore the healthy balance, eliminating different forms of antagonistic micro-organisms in the process.
In the case of infectious diseases, this is what happens constantly. To get an infectious disease, it is not necessary to be infected by an agent, the agent can develop in the organism by pleomorphism. In other cases, as with epidemics, the infection by an alien agent is the determining factor. What is still different from host to host is the composition and the resistance of the internal environment that determines the succeptibility of infection by an alien agent, such as in the case of an epidemy.
The most important factor in the contracting of a disease is the nature of the internal milieu, not the nature of the attacking agent.
This is especially true for infection with the HIV virus and the evolution of AIDS. Both Professor Peter Duesburg, and the discoverer of the HIV virus, Luc Montagnier, claim that the HIV virus alone is not capable of causing deadly AIDS symptoms. The presence of other micro-organisms - Montagnier speaks about one in particular, a mycoplasma, that he has isolated as the possible culprit - is necessary, and many other researchers agree that HIV alone cannot cause AIDS.
This is also my opinion, based upon the study of "marasmus" diseases (deficiency syndrome diseases in patients with a dangerously insufficient metabolism) for over 20 years. I found that the deficiency syndrome, which causes the shut down of the vital functions, including the immune defense, is the cause of fatal diseases in all living creatures, and that the milieu is the determining factor for health and disease.
THE ROLE OF METABOLIC TOXINS
The whole eco-system shows how important the milieu is for sustaining life. The balance of life in the sea and the soil depends on it. The key is how many toxins are produced and removed from the environment in a natural way. This is so important because all life functions produce metabolic toxins and waste that has to be removed. The exaggerated accumulation of these toxins cause metabolic functions to slow down, which causes a drop in the resistance to infection and a change in the internal environment that starts the development of new micro-organism forms. If the accumulation of toxins becomes extreme, the organism is killed.
Accumulation of toxins takes place in an individual living creature, and it also takes place in nature. When a river is dead, nothing can live in its water anymore and nothing artificial can restore its natural function. The removal of toxins from polluted water is only possible by using nature's way: micro-organisms such as fungi and bacteria.
THE ROLE OF ARTIFICIALLY PRODUCED CHEMICAL TOXINS
If there were only metabolic toxins to remove, the problems would be relatively easy to solve. But since about a hundred years ago, the amount of artificially produced toxins has grown to a point where it is threatening the survival of thousands of life forms. And it becomes worse every day.
In humans, the cause of deadly diseases, such as AIDS, is not only the accumulation of metabolic toxins, but now also the accumulation of artificially created toxins such as pesticides and additives in the food. The reasons why these artificially produced toxins are so dangerous is that they come in quantities too large for the metabolism to get rid of them, and that they are many times more toxic than metabolic wastes. Furthermore, the body never had to deal with these toxins before and is ill equipped to cope with them.
THE NOTION OF "MILIEU"
The model for how to create perfect health is given by nature. The biggest and oldest model is the natural balance created in the sea.
The Sea, the first milieu
Life in its present form originated in the sea. And the sea was the first environment that was created on the planet that could sustain life. From what we know today, life is always present in a complete cycle and can not exist as a single entity. For instance, if tomorrow all bacteria disappear, all animal life, including human life, will disappear as well.
A "milieu," also called "environment," is a living organism that contains water, minerals, trace minerals, oxygen, bacteria, algae, plants, light (although life forms without light exist in the deep sea), lower animals, higher animals, and finally, humans. However, humans do not seem to be indispensable for a balanced milieu.
A milieu is a dynamically balanced ensemble that is governed by laws that we can now begin to discover. If these laws are not obeyed, "diseases" appear.
One of these laws is the "law of parasitism" (see further) which keeps all creatures healthy (within some limits).
Another rule is that a healthy milieu needs to have the means to dispose of the wastes that are created by the living organisms. In the sea and the fresh water bodies such as lakes and rivers, the excretions of the animal life forms are immediately attacked by bacteria as a source of food. The more waste present, the more bacteria multiply to consume it. But there is a limit on the capacity to dispose of waste. If the concentration becomes too high, the water becomes sick. This is called pollution.
Unpolluted seawater is not just a mass of water. It has amazing properties. When disease-causing bacteria, such as cholera or typhus bacilli, happens to be put in the sea, they are killed within two hours. Only unpolluted seawater has this ability.
The sea and other water bodies were the first milieu that existed. The second milieu was the arable soil.
The Organic Soil
A healthy soil is teaming with all kinds of life forms and its sustaining component is humus, a complex organic substance created by the very life forms that thrive in and on it - from bacteria to earthworms. Humus contains a high percentage of water. The properties of a healthy soil are very close to those of the sea. It sustains the life of the micro-organisms, worms and insects in it, and of the plants growing on it. It destroys pathogenic bacteria as well. To sustain life on and in the soil, all the organisms live in symbiosis. This means that in order to sustain plant growth or any other growth in the soil, all the living creatures in the soil work together and play an indispensable role. A living soil functions as one, big, healthy organism, and plants are the visible result of that collaboration.
Only plants grown on a healthy soil can sustain a healthy life when used as food. Plants grown on a chemically fertilized soil cannot sustain a healthy life when used as food by animals or humans, so they become sick. The composition of a healthy plant is completely different from that grown chemically. This is particularly visible in the amounts of vitamins, minerals and trace minerals that the plant contains. A plant grown on a chemically fertilized soil is exposed to fungi and insects because of the imbalance created by the chemicals (Law of Parasitism). Chemical farming is one of the worst curses of our civilization, and the biggest contributor to the illness that threatens all members of our society.
If chemicals fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides are used on the soil, all life gradually disappears. At first the earthworms die, then more and more bacteria disappear and are partially replaced by fungi.
To be able to live in the soil after leaving the sea, primitive life forms needed water. The humus is the substance that furnishes water to all creatures living in the soil. The minerals and trace minerals are stored in the water, in the humus particles and on the clay particles. Complicated chemical exchanges and even biological transmutations make the necessary minerals, trace minerals and other substances such as nitrogen, available for soil life. The minerals come from the decayed rocks that form the mineral part of the soil (sand and clay). Erosion and soil life work together to make ever new rock particles (minerals and trace minerals) available from the mother bedrock. Rivers bring it down from the weathered rocks in the mountains. Some soil is fertile because it is regularly furnished by the rivers with new material containing lots of minerals and trace minerals. Other soils lay on old, exhausted bedrocks that are not renewed by rivers, and are by far not as fertile.
The Blood and the Colon as Animal Milieu
The third milieu is the blood, the lymph and the content of the colon in animals and humans. In order to survive out of the water, the animals brought the sea with them in their blood and lymph. Blood furnishes the tissues with oxygen and nutrients and receives the wastes, such as carbon dioxide, uric acid and others. In the colon, animals and humans host uncountable millions of bacteria and fungi that live in symbiosis with each other and with the host. These microbes use the excreted wastes of the host as food and excrete valuable substances such as vitamins in return.
THE LAW OF PARASITISM
When an animal or plant becomes sick, it is attacked by pathogenic bacteria or other microbes such as fungi and protozoans. This is the Law of Parasitism. The rules of this law are that sick living forms will be attacked in order to bring them back to health or to die. Nature does not tolerate sick or imperfect creatures. It only tolerates healthy ones. If this law did not exist, the whole creation would be a chaos of sick plants and animals. No creature can escape this law, not even humans, but that is precisely what we try do in our modern society. The means we use to that end is called "modern medicine."
In order to stay healthy, the different life forms have to eat a diet that is healthy, and to live in an unpolluted environment. Luckily for modern man, the biggest part of the oceans are still in good shape so that the restoration of the water and the air can still take place. The day that all the oceans are polluted and its life forms die, all life on earth will die with them.
THE LIFE PYRAMID
Life is sustained in the sea and the earth in a pyramidal form, called the food pyramid. Bacteria and algae are eaten by small insects, which are eaten by small fishes or animals, which are eaten by bigger animals, etc. The mono-cellular organisms are on the base of the pyramid. They form the most important part in numbers as well as in functions. Without algae, bacteria and fungi, life would not be possible, because wastes and dead bodies would not be recycled.
The mono-cellular organisms have specific properties to perform different tasks. Bacteria for instance, are able to produce all kind of chemical substances. They play a major role in keeping the environment alive, clean and balanced. To keep a balance, they multiply when their action is needed and stop growing in numbers or disappear when their action is no longer necessary. They thrive in a balanced environment and keep it balanced. Algae do the same, but their specific role is more to create oxygen and produce carbohydrates and protein, just like plants, so that higher animal forms can breathe and eat. When places in the environment get out of balance because a living creature dies, bacteria go to work immediately. When the pollution is too severe and the environment becomes dangerously unhealthy, fungi appear to help destroy the polluting dead matter. If bacteria sustain life and keep a milieu healthy, fungi thrive in an unhealthy environment and recreate (a more primitive) balance so that life can resume. These cycles of bacteria and fungi are present in all milieus and are very important for health.
THE EVOLUTION OF LIFE FORMS
In the beginning, life was mono-cellular and simple. The cells found food in the sea as small particles floating by. These particles were incorporated through the cell wall and digested. The cell transformed the food into glucose and amino acids, and further into building blocks for their structure and energy for their function. The resulting metabolic toxins were simply excreted through the membrane into the sea. The sea provided these cells also with oxygen, so the cells could be very simple because the sea took care of almost everything.
When the creatures became multi-cellular they needed specialization to perform different functions which until then had been performed by the single cell and the sea. They developed a digestive system, a transportation system in the body for the oxygen and the food as well as an excretory system and a nerve system to coordinate the functions. To furnish the body with oxygen and to remove the toxins, the only way that animals could evolve was to develop a blood circulating system which replaced the sea. The blood is charged with the oxygen in the lungs, and with the products of the digestive system in the liver, and it carries this food and oxygen to every cell. All the cells give off their toxins into the bloodstream which go to the lungs to exhale the carbon dioxide and to the liver to deposit all the other wastes. The liver transforms the wastes into excretable forms. The products of the metabolism of protein (uric acid, ammonia, urea) go to the kidneys and are excreted as liquid wastes (urine). The solid wastes are excreted by the colon.
All metabolic operations, including the digestion of food, its transformation into energy and building materials, and the transformation and elimination of toxins, is performed by enzyme action.
WHAT ARE ENZYMES?
An enzyme is a tool that performs chemical reactions, normally not possible at the bodily temperature of 98.6 F and normal atmospheric pressure. All functions of the body depend on these enzymes and if they ceased function, the body would die at the same moment. In order to possess a healthy body, plenty good functioning enzymes are of the highest importance.
There are thousands of them, as many as fifty thousand or more in about two thousand different varieties in every single cell, to perform the necessary tasks.
Enzymes are composed of an amino acid, carrying an "active site" or "co-factor," which is either a mineral, a trace mineral or a vitamin. The active site is the tool that performs the chemical transformation on the organic compounds in the cell.
To give an idea of what an enzyme is able to perform, it is known that in the process of making bread, a particular enzyme, the amylase, splits off glucose atoms from a starch chain at the rate of about one million operations per minute. It is incomprehensible how a single molecule can perform that amount of operations in such a short time.
As stated before, enzymes need a vitamin, a mineral or a trace mineral to perform their function. It is clear that the good function of our enzymes, and thus of our metabolism, depends on the availability of vitamins, minerals and trace elements. It is of primary importance to our health that our diet contains these substances. If we lose vitality so that our digestive power weakens, we may no longer be able to absorb these vital substances in a sufficient amount, so that a little weakness will cause more weakness and make the problem worse with time. Moreover, if somebody is born with an absorption problem and a weak digestive system, that person will struggle all his or her life to become "normal" and have great difficulty in keeping the body healthy.
As we see that vitamins and minerals are so important and we know that the regular food contains so little of it, it is not surprising that a great number of people are sick in our society. Because the content of the soil in minerals and trace minerals is limited, and yields are increased for economic reasons, even organically grown food may be short of essential nutrients. It is a known fact that wild plants, that which we call "weeds," contain more essential elements than the cultivated forms. It is therefore a good idea to use quality supplements to help the body restore the balance.
Lack of enzyme action can have widespread effects on the mind as well as on the body. Lack of enzymes are the cause of a weak defense reaction against diseases. Because the glands excrete their substances by enzyme action and the nerves depend on enzymes for their functioning, it is easily understood that the brain function and our emotional balance depend on enzymes as well. One example is hypoglycemia, which causes weakness of the body and feelings of depression. It often causes depression in women in the time prior to menstruation.
Enzymes are vulnerable. The structure that makes it possible for them to perform chemical operations also makes them vulnerable to alien chemicals such as free radicals, additives in the food, residues of chemical farming, alien hormones, antibiotic medicine, heavy metals, etc.
HOW TO RESTORE HEALTH
As we stated before, an infection with an agent, such as the HIV virus, is not able to create a deadly disease in a normally functioning body. The problem is not: how do we kill the HIV virus with drugs, but: how do we restore a healthy balance in our bodies.
Because drugs are toxic, using drugs changes the internal milieu even more in the wrong direction. In some cases the HIV virus may be killed, but only to be replaced by another type of pathological agent. This will be true as long as the body is not perfectly healthy.
If someone is infected with the HIV virus, he or she is temporarily weakened by the present life style, but the battle is not lost yet. The solution is to change and adapt a healthy life style in order to build a perfect defense system for the body.
In the first place, we should eliminate the sources of toxins.
Metabolic toxins: Avoid high amounts of protein that yield too much uric acid. Do not exceed 70 grams of protein a day.
Bad eating habits: Eat only organically grown food and avoid fast food, caffeine, chocolate, drugs and alcohol.
Insufficient excretion of toxins: Use homeopathy and herbs to stimulate the liver and the kidneys.
Avoid toxins from all sources: food additives, city water (chlorine), air pollution in the big cities.
Help your body to strengthen itself.
Feed your body the necessary vitamins, minerals and trace minerals by taking supplements.
Live in a natural environment as much as possible.
Exercise regularly: walking, swimming and just being in nature with plenty of exposure to the natural elements such as sunlight and fresh air is invigorating and restores normal bodily functions.
To fight viral and bacterial infection use homeopathy.
To re-establish a healthy situation in case of a disease: use homeopathy, herbs, chiropractic care, acupuncture, and any other sound natural approach rather than toxic drugs.
As a diagnostic tool ask for homeopathic anamnesis, EAV devices, kinesiology or iridology.
Expect a slow but steady recovery, interrupted by spells of no progress and periods of temporarily worsening of symptoms. All this is normal in the course of a natural healing process.
When finally health is restored, it will be a permanent acquisition because it will be in line with the laws of nature.
I have seen in my own life and in the lives of numerous patients how an energetic application of natural health techniques can restore a healthy condition and bring back perfect health. This is also true for a patient infected with the HIV virus or fighting AIDS disease.
ELEMENTS OF A HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR DEFICIENCY SYNDROME
The homeopathic treatment should address the elimination of toxins and the restoration of a strong metabolism by fighting the deficient functions and the diseases of the different body functions, such as digestive, respiratory, circulatory systems.
For the elimination of metabolic toxins we use liver remedies such as Bryonia, Nux vom., and Chelidonium in 10x and 15x potency, or a drainer complex in 10x. Later, after the patient has reacted favorably to the treatment, a series of single remedy doses in 15x potency of Bryonia, Nux vom. and Chelidonium are given, one remedy a week.
To determine the impact of environmental toxins, we use a diagnosis in the classical homeopathic way by anamnesis (questioning of the patient) or by E.A.V. testing. Different complexes containing xenobiotic products are available for the elimination of toxins such as pesticides, food additives, phenols (in the case of allergies) and more.
Systemic homeopathic remedies for deficiency symptoms such as extreme fatigue differ depending on the biological tendencies of the patients.
For weakness in overweight patients, the basic remedies are Kali carb in the milder cases and Natrum carb. and Natrum sulf. in advanced cases. These remedies are always combined with Thuja and Graphites.
For weakness in underweight patients, the basic remedy is Natrum mur. In these patients there is always a problem with the quality of the absorption of food. For that reason Natrum mur. is always combined with intestinal remedies such as Baptisia, Lachesis, Iris, etc.
The remedies are first given in 10x (to avoid "healing crises" or "aggravations") and when the patient reacts favorably, also in 15x, one remedy a week. It is more convenient to give the 10x remedies in a complex that is taken once a day, later two or three times a day, depending on the reaction of the patient. The same complex may contain also the remedies for accompanying specific disease symptoms such as rheumatism, arteriosclerosis, depression, etc.
In the case of acute illness, such as fever, the flu, or other infections, a variety of very effective homeopathic remedies is available. For instance, in the case of fever, the indicated remedy is Phosphorus.