Bee Venom Kills HIV: Nanoparticles Carrying Toxin Shown To Destroy Human Immunodeficiency Virus A new study has shown that bee venom can kill the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have demonstrated that a toxin called melittin found in bee venom can destroy HIV by poking holes in the envelope surrounding the virus, according to a news release sent out by Washington University. Visit Washington University's website to read more about the study. Nanoparticles smaller than HIV were infused with the bee venom toxin, explains U.S. “Melittin on the nanoparticles fuses with the viral envelope,” said research instructor Joshua L. This revelation can lead to the development of a vaginal gel to prevent the spread of HIV and, it seems, an intravenous treatment to help those already infected. The bee venom HIV study was published on Thursday in the journal Antiviral Therapy, according to U.S. This study comes on the heels of news that a Mississippi baby with HIV has apparently been cured. Also on HuffPost:
HIV may be curable 'within months': Scientists on brink of AIDS vaccine According to The Telegraph on Thursday, Danish researchers say a cure for human immunodeficiency virus, the virus that causes AIDS, may be within reach. The scientists are testing a strategy in clinical trials in which the HIV is stripped from human DNA and destroyed by the immune system. The technique involves unmasking the “reservoirs” formed by the HIV virus inside resting immune cells, bringing it to the surface of the cells. "I am almost certain that we will be successful in releasing the reservoirs of HIV," said Dr. Lab tests were so successful that in January, the Danish Research Council granted 12 million Danish kroner, about $2.1 million, to finance human trials. These are under way with 15 patients taking part. Current treatments allow HIV patients to live almost normal lives and lifespans, but if the medications are cut off, the HIV reservoirs become active and start to produce more of the virus, meaning symptoms can reappear within weeks.
The many ways to use bentonite clay (NaturalNews) While there is evidence to suggest that healing clays have been used by humans for healing and ritual since before the discovery of fire, both the growing interest in traditional and alternative medicines, along with the ability of modern day humans to come up with more and more creative ways to use clays is causing an upsurge of interest in their application. A wide range of uses that range from clay toothpastes to cancer treatments means that healing clays such as bentonite clay are being realized by many as a useful addition to the first aid kit or medicine cabinet. Traditionally, healing clays have been consumed in clay waters, eaten as clay balls and used externally to treat skin infections. Mix bentonite clay into a thick paste with water and apply to bites or stings for almost instant relief from pain and swelling. It is important to note that bentonite clay should not come into contact with any metals and should not be mixed with chlorinated water.
Australian HIV-killing condom available in months Australian researchers have developed a virus-killing condom, and recent government approval means it's one step closer to hitting the market. Vivagel is a newly developed antiviral compound that has been shown to disable 99.9 percent of HIV, herpes, and other sexually transmitted viruses in laboratory tests. Developed by Australian biotech firm Starpharma, the gel has been incorporated into condoms made by Ansell, the world’s second largest condom manufacturer, to help stem the spread of these viruses. As reported by Michael Janda at ABC News, these special virus-killing condoms have now received Conformity Assessment Certification from Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), which means they should be available to consumers in Australia within months. That’s the good news, but the researchers caution that no condoms are 100 percent effective in preventing either pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections.
Research: Eggs are a great source of protein, minerals and carotenoids (NaturalNews) The second half of the 20th century was not kind to eggs. The 1950s in particular were a time when eggs were demonized due to their high fat content, which pioneering nutritionists -- notably Ancel Keys, developer of the notorious "lipid hypothesis" -- believed would raise cholesterol and contribute toward coronary heart disease. Today, however, we understand that fatty whole foods like eggs are an essential component of a healthy diet, particularly when they come from sustainable, organic sources. In fact, eggs have been a staple breakfast for people in many cultures for centuries. Note: Though eggs are not explicitly linked to weight loss, their high protein content makes us feel full for longer, discouraging overeating. Eggs are one of the best dietary source of choline, a B vitamin that is a constituent of lecithin. Other B vitamins contained in eggs include thiamin, riboflavin, B6, B12, folate and pantothenic acid. Sources for this article include:
A Nanotech-Powered AIDS-Killing Condom Is Closer than Ever 3 simple ways to improve brain health Fri. Jan. 24, 2014 by Sima Ash, CHom, CNC (NaturalHealth365) Approximately 5.4 million Americans are currently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and this number is expected to triple by 2050. In addition, the rate of children with autism is said to be 1 in 50 throughout the United States. What is happening to our collective brain health? Think about the importance of our memories – which are a crucial part of our social lives. According to Psychology Today, the brain thrives on fat-rich, low-carbohydrate foods. The Mayo Clinic found that people who favor carbohydrates have an 89% increased risk for developing dementia as contrasted to those whose diets contained the most fat. Healthy fats consist of avocado, coconut oil, extra-virgin olive oil, flax seed oil, olives, fatty fish, nuts and seeds. Many studies show that omega-3 is extremely beneficial for brain health. Aequorea Victoria – which comes from jellyfish – is demonstrating wonderful results in Alzheimer’s patients.
Highly Significant Antiviral Activity of HIV-1 LTR-Specific Tre-Recombinase in Humanized Mice Abstract Stable integration of HIV proviral DNA into host cell chromosomes, a hallmark and essential feature of the retroviral life cycle, establishes the infection permanently. Current antiretroviral combination drug therapy cannot cure HIV infection. Author Summary Current antiretroviral combination therapy can efficiently suppress virus replication, but cannot eliminate HIV. Figures Citation: Hauber I, Hofmann-Sieber H, Chemnitz J, Dubrau D, Chusainow J, et al. (2013) Highly Significant Antiviral Activity of HIV-1 LTR-Specific Tre-Recombinase in Humanized Mice. Editor: Jeremy Luban, University of Massachusetts Medical School, United States of America Received: February 16, 2013; Accepted: July 15, 2013; Published: September 26, 2013 Copyright: © 2013 Hauber et al. Funding: This work was financially supported by a grant of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (GO-Bio FKZ 0315090). Competing interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. Introduction
What if you found the Holy Grail of Natural Medicine? Dr. Rima LaibowNatural Solutions Foundation Well, if you were the US Fraud and Death Administration, you would demonize it with all of your might, pretending that it was ineffective, dangerous and bad for the world. You would get your buddies in other agencies, including the Justice Department, to criminalize the good stuff and legitimize the stuff your Big Pharma buddies hawk which actually IS ineffective, dangerous and bad for the world. Of course the underground (internet, scuttlebutt, youtube) would have lots going on about it, but quality, reliability and availability would be serious problems for the Health Seeker (HS). But I believe I actually may have found the Holy Grail of Natural Medicine and it is legal, GMO-free, clean and powerful. Now that does not mean that the Fraud and Death Administration is happy about the existence, and the legal status, no less, of the Holy Grail! But the reality of the safety and efficacy of this wonder substance is there for all to see. Notes: