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Vitamins Bring Hope to Every AIDS Patient

Important Results from the World's First Vitamin Community Programme

Good nutrition and vitamins are the most important measure to fight immunodeficiency diseases like AIDS. Every textbook of biology documents that vitamins are essential to produce white blood cells (including CD4) and boost the immune system. While this scientific fact has been known for decades, the use of vitamins in the fight against AIDS has not entered medical practice.

This will change now. On December 4, 2005 the Dr. Rath Health Foundation held a landmark conference "The natural Control of AIDS - from Science to Health Care Policy" in Johannesburg. This conference was attended by the world's leading scientists active in the field of controlling AIDS naturally. The conference summarized the results of a micronutrient programe conducted in the townships of Cape Town with the help of the South African Civic Organization, SANCO, and other community-based organizations. The results of this community health programme leave no doubt: Vitamins and other micronutrients can effectively control the symptoms of AIDS and improve the quality of life without side effects.

Vitamins Help Reverse Those AIDS-Symptoms that Determine the Course of the Disease

During the year 2005 HIV-positive people with AIDS living in the Townships of Cape Town participated in this community health programme. They received nutritional counseling and a defined micronutrient programme consisting of vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients. Before and after each month on this vitamin programme the participants reported their health status. Below you find the combined results of these reports. The disease symptoms were graded 0 = no symptoms, 1 = mild , 2 = medium, 3 = advanced, 4 = severe symptoms. The more severely patients suffered from these symptoms, the higher is the column. The rote Säule on the left of each picture shows the severity of AIDS-related symptoms in patients before entering the Vitamin Community Programme. The blue column explains how much the AIDS-related symptoms decreased after 4 weeks on the Vitamin Community Programme. The brown column shows whether there was any further change in the severity of the AIDS-related symptoms after 2 months on the programme. In summary, the difference between the red, blue and the brown columns shows the decrease of AIDS related symptoms, that is the improvement in quality of life for the participants.

LESS FEVER, CHILL, SWEATS



These symptoms indicate failing immunity and infection. Taking micronutrients decreased these symptoms by half after only four weeks, indicating improved immune function.


LESS WEIGHT LOSS



Losing appetite and subsequent weight loss are symptoms of AIDS, which make it difficult to recover from the disease. Micronutrients provide bio-energy to all cells of the body, improving their function and thereby help AIDS patients gain weight. 70% less patients reported weightloss problems after 8 weeks on the programme.

LESS DIARRHOEA



Diarrhoea is associated with AIDS, and its severity worsens the health condition of the patient. Micronutrient intake helps to decrease the severity of diarrhoea by half after just four weeks, thereby reducing the danger of dehydration and speeds recovery.


LESS TUBERCULOSIS / TB SYMPTOMS



A weak immune system in AIDS patients facilitates many infections, the most common being tuberculosis. TB bacteria damage the lungs, causing cough and fever. Despite drug treatment about half of all TB patients die. Micronutrients helped improve the health of patients diagnosed with TB and decreased the severity of their symptoms by 34% after 8 weeks.

LESS COUGHS



Persistent coughing indicates lung infections or allergies, impairing sleep and thereby decreasing quality of life. Following the micronutrient programme for eight weeks reduced the severity of coughs by almost 40 % - without any drugs or other treatments.


LESS FUNGAL AND OTHER INFECTIONS



Weak immune systems result in infections by viruses, bacteria and parasites. Micronutrients help strengthen the immune system, increasing its effectiveness in fighting these foreign invaders. Micronutrient intake for 8 weeks decreased the incidence of opportunistic infections by 51%, indicating the natural recovery of the immune system.

Vitamins and Other Micronutrients Improve Most Other Known AIDS Symptoms

LESS WOUNDS AND SORES



After 8 weeks of taking micronutrients the severity of skin ulcers and sores decreased by more than 56%.


FEWER COLDS AND FLU



The reports of colds and flu were cut by one third after 8 weeks of supplementation with micronutrients.


LESS NAUSEA



Nausea accompanies AIDS, leading to decrease in appetite and weight loss. Nausea decreased by 58% after taking micronutrients for 8 weeks.


LESS FATIGUE



Micronutrients helped in decreasing fatigue and lack of energy by 68%, thereby improving the quality of life.

LESS DEPRESSION



AIDS is often accompanied by depression and other mental symptoms. Micronutrients provide fuel for brain cells, improving brain functioning. After 8 weeks depression had decreased by 47%.



LESS HEADACHE



After taking micronutrients for 8 weeks problems with headaches were cut by almost one third.

LESS SKIN RASHES



Severity of skin rashes decreased by more than 31% after 8 weeks of micronutrient intake.


FEWER SWOLLEN GLANDS



Swollen glands are a sign of infections in the body. After 8 weeks this symptom decreased by 36% indicating that the immune system has increased its effectiveness

LESS JOINT PAIN



HIV positive patients experience decrease in joint pain by 54% after taking micronutrients for 8 weeks.


LESS FINGER PAIN, NUMBNESS, TINGLING



Pain, tingling sensations at the end of the fingers are signs of impaired nerve functions. They were reduced by 56%.


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