Rethinker Discussion in London

Rethinker Discussion in London

Earlier this month I participated in a meeting with local (UK) AIDS Rethinkers and David Crowe of Rethinking AIDS.

A noisy (due to environment) 1hr podcast of a portion of the meeting has been posted on How Positive Are You, which features myself. However, my verbal contribution was quite small within this time-frame as I was more interested in listening.

Recommended listening if you want to find out the diverse ways in which people come to question HIV/AIDS orthodoxy.

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HIV Anomalies #4

Yesterday, BBC News reported that “HIV can be traced back millions rather than tens of thousands of years”

“A genetic study shows HIV-like viruses arose in African monkeys and apes 5 million to 12 million years ago.”

Well, there’s a bit of a problem there, then. Monkeys and apes don’t practice safe sex so these animals should’ve procreated themselves out of existence by now. There is no AIDS epidemic in apes and monkeys – do you ever hear of it?

“The disease emerged during the 20th century after a HIV-like virus jumped from chimps to humans.”

As HIV is not an airborne virus – which is quite strange for a virus that has allegedly mutated at evolution-busting speeds – the ‘jump’ inferred is that some or one African had sex with a chimp. There is no evidence for this basis and it is in fact probably steeped in racism.

As we are descendants of apes and monkeys, it has rightly been postulated that HIV (as well as SIV specifically for them) could cause in AIDS in both.

…Let me remind you of a story from September last year that reported on freed HIV-infected chimps.

‘Some chimpanzees were infected with the HIV virus. Of course, they became HIV positive. But none of them, not here in Austria or anywhere else in the world, developed full-blown Aids. Therefore, the programme was useless. It achieved absolutely nothing.’

If HIV is very old, why did AIDS suddenly, conveniently, become a Western epidemic just 10yrs after the end of the Vietnam War (when veterans returned home as drug addicts and magnetised dealers) and the start of gay liberation?

Statins and diabetes risk

CBC News Canada reports: Labels on all cholesterol-lowering statins will be updated to warn of a small increased risk of diabetes

“Health Canada concluded that the risk of diabetes appears to be mainly in patients with pre-existing risk factors for diabetes, such as high levels of glucose or triglycerides, obesity or high blood pressure,”

One of the statins to be labelled is: Atorvastatin (Lipitor and generics). This is the best-selling statin, indeed medication, of all-time.

“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a similar warning last February.”

My belief is that you should consider taking vitamin D as opposed to statins. Read my book.

Holiday in, cancer out

The Daily Mail reports that a terminally ill cancer sufferer spends £20,000 life savings on holidays to create family memories for her daughters… then is told she had recovered.

“She vowed to spend her money on creating happy memories for her daughters with her partner Anthony, spending £2,000 on a holiday to Lanzarote, £3,000 on a break in Bulgaria and £6,000 on a luxurious trip to Turkey.”

Mrs. Russell is seen enjoying the sun and a pool. Could it be that GPs might one day prescribe sunny holidays to treat cancer? Just a thought.

AIDS anecdote

Being unsubstantiated, this is not meant to be taken with more than a pinch of salt. However, look out for a couple of things in this video…

1) “I do not experience any of this osteoarthritic…pains.”
2) A bottle of what is on the far right of the table exactly 50 seconds in? Pause it.
3) “The gluathione…levels improved.”
4) “Foster believes that AIDS is the result of nutritional deficiencies…”

Thanks to Emanuel P for alerting me of this video. Visit his blog @: http://mitrinchera.obolog.com/

Malaria and statins

News from Medical Daily.

“Researchers found that adding lovastatin, a widely used cholesterol-lowering drug, to traditional anti-malarial treatment decreases neuroinflammation and protects against brain damage in mice infected with cerebral malaria.”

There are an abundant number of articles on the beyond cholesterol-lowering effects of statins and this is just another. It begs the question, if the primary effect of statins is anti-inflammatory, then cholesterol-lowering is likely an erroneous target.

“Statins have been shown to be effective in modulating a variety of immune system responses.”

If Lovastatin, or it’s natural alternative, are effective alone without anti-malarial treatment, that’s another disease we can tame.