Pitch the Baby – An HIV Bedtime Story

by Terry Michael

“this is not the cure you are looking for”

Fauci reports Mississippi baby is un-cured of HIV. “Still more research needed.”

The HIV-AIDS Industry is in a state of shock, as it prepares for its biennial AIDSFest, July 20-25 in Melbourne (the 20th International AIDS Society conference.)

At the National Allergy and Infectious Diseases web site Thursday (July 10), AIDS-czar-for-life (since Nov. 3, 1984), Dr.Anthony Fauci, lamented that his much vaunted “proof of concept” of a HIV “functional cure” is now just another setback, requiring….you guessed it…more research!

From the NIAID full press release, my emphasis added:

“Certainly, this is a disappointing turn of events for this young child, the medical staff involved in the child’s care, and the HIV/AIDS research community,” said NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. “Scientifically, this development reminds us that we still have much more to learn about the intricacies of HIV infection and where the virus hides in the body. The NIH remains committed to moving forward with research on a cure for HIV infection.”

That wily HIV skillfully “hides” in “reservoirs” in the body, stealthily lurking about until it unexpectedly rears its ugly head, according to pseudo scientists like Fauci–who has squandered scores of billions of taxpayer dollars in his three decades as NIAID director, during which time both a “cure” and a “vaccine” have eluded our intrepid AIDS czar.

You will recall Fauci’s excitement in March 2013, when Mississippi pediatrician (and former Baptist missionary to Africa) Dr. Hannah Gay engaged in outrageous medical malpractice, apparently in her missionary zeal for faith-healing a 30-hour-old baby with a highly toxic cocktail of AZT and other ARV chemotherapy, without so much as a so-called “HIV test.” It was a “gutsy call,” the good doctor Fauci was quoted as saying at the time (“gutsy,” as in “insane?!”)

Since that time, Fauci has allocated more millions for more human baby research, of which he promises even more. In addition to experiments on tiny infants, Fauci continues to tout “pre[HIV]-exposure prophylaxis” (PrEP) for HIV antibody NEGATIVE gay men, IV drug users, Sub Saharan Africans, African American women, and other victims of the magical, mystical bug called the “probable cause of AIDS” by U.S. government declaration on April 23, 1984.

I de-construct the PrEP madness here, including Fauci’s crony capitalist collusion with the PrEPy, peppy “Truvada” drug dealers at politically-connected Gilead Sciences of Foster City, CA, whose CEO John C. Martin was placed by Fauci on his NIAID Advisory Council 14 years ago: AIDS War Profiteering by Terry Michael, July 2014

When will this insanity end?

– Terry Michael, Executive Director
Washington Center for Politics & Journalism
WCPJ WEB: www.wcpj.org

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AIDS Drugs For Healthy People? Chemotherapy For Everyone!

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AIDS war profiteering.

by Terry Michael

NIH’s Fauci and Gilead’s Martin: junk science and oligarchic capitalism.

I just completed the above-linked paper after reading an edited-down version of a Bloomberg News story two weeks ago (May 15) in The Washington Post: U.S. recommends daily pill for those at risk of HIV

The full Bloomberg story contained undocumented claims and un-attributed assertions, beginning in the first paragraph, which read:

Healthy people at risk of HIV are advised to take daily pills that cut the odds of infection by more than 90 percent, U.S. health officials said in the first formal recommendation on using the drugs as a preventative.

The 90 percent claim, though attributed to the CDC, is a number that has taken on a life of its own, and does not square even with the summary of findings in the New England Journal of Medicine report by the investigators on the so-called  iPREX study of mostly Third World gay males, in which a  44% greater protection (over placebo) claim was made–itself a gross exaggeration, as I explain in my article. FDA approval of Truvada for PrEP was based on the confirmation-biased iPREX and FEM PrEP studies, fully described (and de-bunked) in my article.

But at least the Bloomberg story quoted some of the opposition to so-called “pre-exposure prophylaxis” or “PrEP.”

The slimmed down version in The Washington Post, in both its print and online editions, excised all references to any questions that even mainstream HIV=AIDS believers have about drugging HIV negatives with highly toxic chemotherapy.

As I claim in my article, junk science and oligarchic capitalism triumphed in the Fauci-Gilead collusion, along with Gilead’s purchase of PrEP approval by the FDA, and the CDC’s consequent imprimatur for Truvada PrEP.

–Terry Michael (terrymichael.net)

Read the entire analysis HERE.

Getting to Know “Weed” – A Half Century of Medical Propaganda Have Covered Up a Wonder Drug

Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s now 2-part mea culpa and expose about cannabis. He has apologized whole-heartedly and courageously for being wrong about cannabis. It’s not a devil-plant, as a healing remedy, it won’t make you stupid, psychotic or unable to hold a job. On the contrary, hemp and cannabis can save your life.

Here’s Sanjay apologizing and explaining on CNN:

Now, if more doctors could admit they’d been wrong in the past and allow new modalities through to the public…

Gilead’s Money Balm. Good to be the (ARV) King.

RTB: Terry Michael is adding the numbers this week in this editorial on how to make money in pharmaceuticals.

The toxic balms of Gilead result in sky-rocketing revenues on the eve of the 30th Anniversary of the invention of the “AIDS virus”

Gilead Sciences of Foster City, CA, the politically connected number one dealer of toxic “HIV” anti-retrovirals, celebrated the 30th anniversary of the invention of the AIDS virus a day early, today, April 22, 2014.

The Biblically named company reported 1stQtr2014Revenues of $4,998,956,000 –DOUBLE revenues of $ 2,531,635,000 for the 1st Qtr of 2013. Almost all of the increase came from several new or recent ARV’s, as explained in their press release:

Antiviral product sales increased to $4.51 billion for the first quarter of 2014, up from $2.06 billion for the first quarter of 2013 largely due to sales of Sovaldi® (sofosbuvir 400 mg), which launched in December 2013, and increases in sales of Stribild® (elvitegravir 150 mg/cobicistat 150 mg/emtricitabine 200 mg/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg) and Complera/Eviplera® (emtricitabine 200 mg/rilpivirine 25 mg/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg). This increase was partially offset by a decrease in wholesaler and sub-wholesaler inventories in the United States associated primarily with our HIV products, which also impacted antiviral product sales in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the fourth quarter of 2013.

For 2013, Gilead reported ARV revenues of $9.3 billion. If the 1st Qtr 2014 revenue increases are maintained for the rest of the year, Gilead could double its revenue to $18 billion in 2014 (though conditions for the 1st Qtr may have been particularly favorable for sales.)

You will recall that our friend Dr. Tony Fauci, NIAID director-for-life, named  Gilead CEO John C. Martin to NIAID’s advisory council way back in March 2000. Gilead’s chairman at the time was Donald Rumsfeld, soon to become George W. Bush’s Secretary of Defense, whose department stockpiled tens of millions of dollars of Gilead’s then big money-maker, TamiFlu, increasingly regarded as worthless, or nearly so. CNN Money.com/Fortune magazine had this revealing story on Rumsfeld, TamiFlu and Gilead’s political connections in 2005. Fauci used Gilead’s “generously donated” Truvada in the bogus, confirmation-biased clinical trial experiments on Third World subjects, which led to Truvada’s fast-tracked (in six months!) FDA approval in 2012 for so-called “pre-exposure prophylaxis”– highly toxic chemotherapy for HIV NEGATIVES.

Gilead’s (GILD) stock prices have zoomed from the low 20s to the low 70s in just the past two years.

The champagne corks should be popping in Foster City, CA Wednesday as the company celebrates the April 23, 1984 invention of the AIDS virus, proclaimed as probably a human retrovirus by HHS Secretary Margaret Heckler in a science-by-press-release media event on that date 30 years ago. It started the money ball rolling for Gilead and the other purveyors of  toxic ARV’s.

Happy April 23!
-Terry Michael

Terrymichael.net

 

Becoming HIV Positive Just Got a Whole Lot Easier! And Far More Sinister!

RTB: HIV testing got a whole lot easier! Or, “more practical,” depending on who’s paying your salary, as now you don’t need an HIV test to be … HIV positive! If HIV testing wasn’t absolute bunk before this year… it never shall be anything but from now on. The tried and failed “Western Blot,” which somehow was argued to make the failed “ELISA” test “valid,” is now gone, gone, gone. And you don’t even have to test positive to be positive. You don’t have to test at all….(received from Terry Michael of http://terrymichael.net/ )

Subject:   CDC revises criteria for HIV “surveillance case definition.” Appears to end requirement of “confirmatory” Western Blot, and generally make it easier to add new “HIV” cases.

For the first time since 2008, the CDC has revised definitions of “HIV” and “AIDS” for the purpose of “surveillance case definition.” – Revised Surveillance Case Definition for HIV Infection — United States, 2014

Though the new guidelines are written in bureaucratic gobbledygook, it appears that–a least for counting cases–a Western Blot test is no longer required as the “confirmatory” test after an initial reactive ELISA or other first test, as noted in this sentence:

“The most important update is revision of the laboratory criteria for a confirmed case, which addresses the development of new diagnostic testing algorithms that do not use the Western blot or immunofluorescence HIV antibody assays.”

The second test just has to be different from the first, and apparently even a rapid test will do. From my reading, several changes make it at least a little easier to capture a “positive” for the CDC’s database.  Apparently, the number of new annual “cases” has flat-lined so much that our friends at the CDC need to beef up their case numbers to pretend there is still an “epidemic” of HIV-AIDS.

Here’s the “Summary” of the report, which was in the CDC’s April 11, 2014 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Continue reading

The ICC Investigation – Deaths in Studies with NYC Orphans – AHRP on the VERA Institute Report

In late 2008, nearly five years after Liam Scheff broke the story of children being used in drug trials in New York City’s ICC Orphanage, the city of New York released its three-million dollar cover-up “investigation” of the events. The official version: 80 children who’d been in trials died (25 during, 55 after), but the drugs ‘could not be to blame.’ How did they know? They didn’t – they didn’t look at drugs, medical records, or interview families or children. They just repeated the official version. The reporter in this news broadcast is Rebecca Myles of WBAI in New York City. The images in this video are of HIV tests, the orphanage, AIDS drug studies and effects (Nevirapine), and the NIH clinical trials.

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The final report of the VERA Institute investigation commissioned in 2005 by the NYC Administration of Child Services will hardly put to rest the controversy surrounding a 20-year period during which children in foster care were subjected to toxic Phase I and Phase II AIDS drug and vaccine experiments–mostly without parental consent and without the protection of an independent advocate–as mandated by federal regulations in force then and now.

The VERA Institute report findings:

  • 532 children in NYC foster care were enrolled in the AIDS clinical trials or observational studies.
  • 80 of the 532 children who participated in clinical trials or observational studies died while in foster care;
  • 25 of them died while enrolled in a medication trial.
  • 64 children participated in 30 medication trials that were NOT REVIEWED by a special medical advisory panel, as the city’s policy required.
  • And 21 children participated in trials that the panel had REVIEWED BUT had NOT RECOMMENDED.

(In both cases, 13 of the enrollments occurred before the children were placed in foster care.)

The authors of the report “concluded” that the deaths were “not a direct result of the medications.”

http://www.vera.org/publication_pdf/clinicaltrials-noappendix.pdf

However the validity of that conclusion is highly questionable inasmuch as the VERA Institute reached that “conclusion” on the basis of (admittedly) incomplete, therefore unreliable records.

MOST IMPORTANT: The VERA Institute acknowledges that its staff never gained access to the children’s primary medical clinical trial records–which the hospitals conducting the trials kept sealed under a shield of confidentiality.

“citing confidentiality laws, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) refused multiple requests from Children’s Services that it use its supervisory authority to allow Vera Institute of Justice staff from Vera or Children’s Services to review clinical trial research or medical records.

This limited Vera’s review in several ways, including the ability to fully document the frequency and severity of toxicity (side effects), the individual outcomes of trial participation for the children in the review, and the existence of valid, signed informed consent documents.” [Executive Summary] http://www.vera.org/publication_pdf/clinicaltrials-noappendix.pdf

Neither did the Vera Institute have access to minutes from medical center research review boards where the trials were conducted.

“Vera could not identify the trials in which an IRB approved a trial under 45 CFR 46.406 or .407. HRA/Children’s Services’ policy required that each institution produce proof of IRB approval, but the policy did not require that the institution identify the category under which the IRB approved the research”

DENIAL OF ACCESS TO THE PRIMARY RECORDS EFFECTIVELY UNDERMINED THE VALIDITY OF THE VERA INSTITUTE INVESTIGATION which was charged with fact-finding about these highly controversial experiments.

The foster children in the experiments–94% children of color–were enrolled, mostly in violation of federal informed consent requirements.

The VERA Institute relied on secondary, child welfare files and Pediatric AIDS Unit (PAU) records both of which are notoriously incomplete.

“Although state regulations mandated that Children’s Services ensure the retention of most of the child welfare files that Vera was asked to review, for 30 percent of the children, some part of the child welfare file was lost, destroyed, or otherwise unavailable.”

“the records of the Pediatric AIDS Unit (PAU) were incomplete, especially after 1995. Problems with the PAU’s record keeping after 1995, including defects in the unit’s electronic database, were noted in the unit’s quarterly reports to supervisors and state officials, including the AIDS Institute.”

Even those incomplete welfare files provide a hint of the adverse effects suffered by children who had been subjected to the experimental trials:

“The child welfare files contained information indicating that some children experienced serious toxicities, or side effects, from trial medications, such as reduced liver function or severe anemia. These toxicities were consistent with toxicities described in published articles about the trials.” Continue reading

How ‘We All’ Came to ‘Have AIDS’: Rock Hudson’s False ‘Legacy’

OMSJ presents a fascinating re-look at what was hidden by a rush to market a disease:

March 5, 2014

Thirty years ago this spring, actor Rock Hudson tested “positive” on the new “HIV test.”  A year and a half later, he was dead of so-called “AIDS” after sensational media reports set off a sexual panic.  We look at the more likely causes of death – and why those causes matter.

by Elizabeth Ely & Cal Crilly

rock-hudsonIt was the world’s most famous case of “AIDS.”  In June 1984, actor Rock Hudson, the good-looking, crew-cut symbol of perfect American manhood, received his diagnosis of the new syndrome, based on a “positive” result on a test that had been on the market for less than two months.

The hype around Hudson’s illness and death turned AIDS into a general “epidemic” from an affliction among a subset of gay men.  But we find other, more likely, causes for Hudson’s death.  The idea that AIDS could happen to anyone, accordingly, rests on a lie.

In the official biography he commissioned while wasting away, this famous yet very private man wrote, “I want the truth to be told, because it sure as hell hasn’t been told before.”  The media indeed didn’t tell the truth, in the rush to enroll us all in a sexual hysteria.

In another troubling precedent, a claimed Hudson lover filed the first lawsuit for “intentional infliction of emotional distress.”  Since then, we’ve seen widespread legal system abuse against alleged “HIV positives” based on a questionable medical diagnosis.  And we note the only token objections from AIDS organizations, which stand to gain from the hysteria as more otherwise healthy people seek “HIV tests.”  (This propaganda tactic later became known as the “Magic Effect.”)

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Popper-Heads: How the ‘Discoverer’ of ‘AIDS’ Made the Biggest Blunder in History

by Cal Crilly

It is not hard to see where AIDS researchers totally stuffed up; it was right at the beginning. This is Gallo’s 1984 press conference where he declared HIV was the cause, this is so Hollywood.

Margaret Heckler & Robert Gallo – 1984 Press Conference

While this is Michael Gottlieb’s first ever key study on gays with AIDS in 1981. Gottlieb “noticed a pattern of unusual illnesses in homosexual men who’d had no contact with each other.” Not sexually transmitted was it? Instead Gottlieb claimed this was caused by a sexually transmitted mutant cytomegalovirus which depleted T-cells?

“The diagnosis of Pneumocystis pneumonia was confirmed for all 5 patients ante-mortem by closed or open lung biopsy. The patients did not know each other and had no known common contacts or knowledge of sexual partners who had had similar illnesses. The 5 did not have comparable histories of sexually transmitted disease. Four had serologic evidence of past hepatitis B infection but had no evidence of current hepatitis B surface antigen.”

“Two of the 5 reported having frequent homosexual contacts with various partners. All 5 reported using inhalant drugs, and 1 reported parenteral drug abuse. Three patients had profoundly depressed numbers of thymus-dependent lymphocyte cells and profoundly depressed in vitro proliferative responses to mitogens and antigens. Lymphocyte studies were not performed on the other 2 patients.” Pneumocystis Pneumonia—Los Angeles 1981 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1470612/

Michael Gottlieb either deliberately or stupidly completely ignored the fact that all the gay men had been nitrate inhalant users…

“All 5 reported using inhalant drugs, and 1 reported parenteral drug abuse.” Continue reading

Who is Allowed to Question the AIDS Industry? NO ONE.

Who is allowed to question the industry whose drugs are all deadly? Whose tests are junk science? NO ONE says the church of biological mysticism.

Read the whole piece at OMSJ.org

You may know a man by the company he keeps the famous proverb says. If that’s true, it may come as a surprise to know who Robert Gallo, the co-discoverer of HIV, is friends with. His circle includes a convicted embezzler, a perjurer and identify thief, and two professors and an AIDS activist who have been harassing and defaming Gallo’s detractors for decades.  And in every situation, they attack the individuals, not the questions they raise.

The revelations surfaced in an email that connects the academic and corporate ties related to a defamation lawsuit brought by Clark Baker, founder of the Office of Medical and Scientific Justice (OMSJ), against Jeffery Todd DeShong, an AIDS activist in Texas. Since 2009, DeShong has used numerous aliases in an effort to defame Baker, calling him a lair and a fraud, in an effort to ruin OMSJ, whose mission is to defend victims of medical and scientific corruption.

As the email indicates, DeShong’s “colleagues” and partners in vengeance include Atlanta doctor James Murtagh M.D., Cornell Virology Professor John Moore Ph.D., University of Connecticut social psychology Professor Seth Kalichman Ph.D., and the controversial “co-discoverer of HIV,” Robert Gallo M.D.

What’s it all about?

It’s straightforward. The AIDS story is incomplete – the drugs are too toxic, the tests are too faulty, and the diagnosis, too severe.

Now to the obvious question:  Why would Robert Gallo, a leading scientist with the National Cancer Institute for 30 years, the reputed co-discoverer of HIV and the patent holder on the first HIV test, need an army of attackers?  Real scientists with confidence and integrity let the evidence speak for itself and have no need to silence their critics.  All these years later, it seems clear that Gallo is still defensive about the unanswered questions related to his HIV research. And with good reason.

A startling 1993 report by the Office of Research Integrity found Gallo guilty of misconduct for misrepresenting in a key 1984 Science paper that he had been the first to discover HIV, when in fact, it was Luc Montagnier at the Pasteur Institute in Paris who was the first—and ultimately won the Nobel Prize for the discovery.  The report said Gallo had “intended to mislead the scientific community” and he showed an “intent to deceive” readers of the paper “to maximize his achievements while minimizing those of the French,” wrote Science. Although the evidence against Gallo was considerable, sanctions against him were light, but he was eventually forced out of the NCI.  Despite his scientific misconduct, Gallo continues to receive millions of dollars in funding from the pharmaceutical industry, NIH, and NIAID.

All these years later, the vitriolic attacks against Gallo’s detractors continues, ruining many lives and reputations in the process.  It is time to put a stop to it and, with any luck and a fair trial, Clark Baker’s defamation lawsuit against AIDS activist Todd DeShong will be the first step in disbanding the company Robert Gallo keeps.

The amended complaint and responses can be found at:

Read the Entire Article HERE

 

Cannabis for AIDS – You Bet.

Whether you believe HIV tests work or you don’t, the immune deficiency that we all suffer from time to time (and even more when poisoning our systems) is a bitch. The mainstream is now going wild with a new thought:

The pot that mom and dad told you would make you stupid, lazy and dumber still, actually helps regenerate brain cells and reconnect functionality.

 

Cannabis, the third most popular recreational drug after alcohol and tobacco, yesterday won an unlikely accolade from scientists who said that it could boost brain power.

Experiments on rats given a potent cannabinoid have shown the drug stimulates the growth of new brain cells. Canadian researchers found that the drug caused neurons to regenerate in the hippocampus, an area that controls mood and emotions, after one month of treatment. OH YEAH!

More than that, for what the medical mafia calls “AIDS patients,” there’s more good news:

  1. Marijuana Miracle: THC May Help Cure HIV | TIS
    May 4, 2013 … The word “cure” may be a stretch but a recent study at Temple University seems to indicate that THC, cannabis‘ lifeblood, does in fact reduce …
  2. Weed Could Block HIV’s Spread. No, Seriously. – The Daily Beast
    Feb 15, 2014 … Mirroring other studies that link marijuana to HIV, the study …. are diagnosed and while treatment is available, the fight for a cure rages on.
  3. Can Marijuana Help AIDS/HIV Patients? – Medical Marijuana …
    May 30, 2008 … “AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. … diminish pain, remedy nausea, cure vomiting and curtail down-to-the-bone weight loss.” … 15, 2007 study titled “Dronabinol and Marijuana in HIV-Positive Marijuana …
  4. Marijuana-Like Compounds Fight AIDS, Study Finds – Huffington Post
    Mar 22, 2012 … Marijuana-like drugs can do more for AIDS patients than simply help … cancers stops pain makes the blind see heals stroke victims rebulds bad …

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HIV – It’s a Very Catholic Thing

by Liam Scheff

In 1984, the liberals re-invented (or accepted) the old Catholic idea that you could have sex once, turn into a witch, and at some distant point in the future, die (or be killed righteously) because of it.

There would be no specific mark on your body. No visible STD. But suddenly, after a decade, or two, or three, or four, or five – (and never mind the 50 years), “for no reason,” (never mind the heroin, coke, pills, handfuls of drugs, petroleum and benzene in the lube, the 40 partners a week (or night), or the massive antibiotic poisoning) – suddenly – that one episode of sex “got you.”

(It’s very Catholic, this “HIV” thing.)

But HIV tests don’t test for HIV, and they lose in court over and over (and over and over and over and over and over) again. LINK

Gay men, Black preachers and Italianate NIH Priests are all very sure of their need for more funding to fight this thing that can’t be tested for. I think they know, inside, that they’re priests, and that they’re crazy. That they’re wrong. It is a religion for them. LINK

We’re very funky, deep down. Catholic popes and prelates hate that about us. Funky is fun, dancing is freedom. Health doesn’t come from the church (of science, or otherwise).

Coconut Oil – Friendly Fat!

by Charlotte Smith

From stubborn stomach fat, to dry skin and hair, to low energy, to strong, clean teeth and gums – and even for neurological degeneration – coconut oil, once considered a “bad fat,” is proving itself a world champion healing food.

Coconut Oil – Abdominal Fat and Cholesterol Reduction as well as Moisturizing Hair and Skin

“Medical Daily” is a medical news and media website that provides updates on some of the latest medical research. In an October 2, 2013 article titled “Four Health Benefits of Organic Coconut Oil” by Anthony Rivas, readers learn that women given coconut oil supplements on a daily basis for twelve weeks, reduced the weight in their abdominal areas. The study participants also exercised and ate a balanced diet in addition to adding just two tablespoons of coconut oil to their daily routines.

The study concluded that: “It appears that dietetic supplementation with coconut oil does not cause dyslipidemia and seems to promote a reduction in abdominal obesity.” The fact that coconut oil seems to lower cholesterol is among other points discussed in the “Medical Daily” article.

Coconut oil aides in proper hormone function, which in turn, helps support healthy thyroid function. Abnormal function has been associated with higher cholesterol. The article also discusses how hair and skin health can be improved by using coconut oil through coconut oils moisturizing capabilities. Coconut oil is is bountiful in antioxidants and vitamin E which can help to prevent water loss of the skin. Coconut oil can also help improve teeth and gum health. Continue reading

Gut Health, Fiber, Seaweed and the Immune System

by Charlotte Smith for RTB

Gut Heath:

In a September 17, 2013 article for “RedOrbit.com” Writer, Brett Smith, discusses intestinal microbes and their importance in regard to immune health. His article is titled: “Going With Your Gut: Intestinal Microbes Linked to Health Issues”

It discusses, in part, a recent research review from “Oregon State University” that basically concluded that autoimmune disease or clinical depression can, sometimes, be traced to an immune system that does not function correctly.

This happens when the gut of the individual is also not functioning correctly due to over use of antibiotics or a diet high in unhealthy foods like those high in fats.

In other words, the quality of intestinal function is directly related to the quality of immune function. This is just another study, in a litany of studies, and anecdotal accounts that prove taking care of the gut can help foster a healthy immune system.

Link: redorbit.com

Fiber:

In a September 8, 2013 article from the “Seattle Times” by Writer Barbara Quinn titled: “Plant Based Fiber Helps Keep Our Gut Happy, Healthy” one learns that plant fiber helps gut flora flourish and thus this helps create a intestinal environment that functions correctly and this can help build up the defenses in one’s immune system.

Individuals who eat a diet high in fiber from foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, seeds and nuts are creating a verity of flora and having a verity of good flora in the gut is very important in relation to helping to maintain immune health.

The article also states that stress can be an added factor that disrupts the level of healthy bacteria in our guts and suggests that individuals follow a high fiber diet during times of stress to help maintain gut immune health.

Link: seattletimes.com

Seaweed:

The Nuclear disaster in Japan has created radioactive contamination of seaweed that grows there. Thus, there has also been contamination in some West Coast seaweed samples that have been transported from that Nation as discussed in the news clip below.

Link: www.youtube.com

An alternative to buying and eating Japan sourced seaweed products, for those concerned about possible damaging Nuclear contamination can, perhaps, be seaweed sourced from Maine.

Maine Coast Seaweed is a company out of Mane that Farms, of course, seaweed.

Link: www.youtube.com

Franklin, Maine is on the North Coast of Maine where seaweed is carefully pruned and sold. There are as many as eight types of seaweed native to that Maine region and that company helps people gain access to the seaweed, not only for their food dishes, but also for nutritional benefits as well.

Seaweed has been shown to be beneficial in immune health and is also grown in Florida. In a huffingtonpost.com article titled: “Florida Seaweed May Fight Cancer, Says University of Florida Study” the importance of sea lettuce in relation to immune health is discussed.

In particular, Florida’s green algae may have key cancer-fighting properties by boosting the body’s antioxidant enzymes to help fight off free radicals which can lend to disease processes in the body.

Link: www.huffingtonpost.com