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This is one of the adorable children who is on flax hull lignans!
Are We Ready to Look at Alternative Answers for AIDS?
For a long time organizations and individuals have insisted that the answer for AIDS comes through pharmaceutical avenues. While we are not against the idea of a vaccine or a pharmaceutical answer to the virus, we are against the death of millions while we sit around waiting for an answer to come. The best answer presented so far has been anti-retrovirals, and they are at best, good short term answers. Any doctor will tell you that the human body does not respond well to being on antibiotics forever, long term. Eventually systems start shutting down and long term damage is done.
For us, there is a second challenge that makes the medications not a viable solution. It is said that 85% of Africans live in rural areas. The people we work with often live in communities with no electricity. Many retro-virals require refrigeration. The people often have to walk miles and miles to get to a clinic to have access to the medication, and then, there is a strict time sensitive regimen for being on the medication. It isn't practical and most can't afford it anyway, even if they could get to a clinic.
What is our solution?
We have stumbled upon a concentrate that comes from flax seed, which is considered by the government "GRAS" (Generally Regarded As Safe). Flax Seed has been consumed for thousands of years and has been touted as a highly beneficial health food. The concentrate from the shell is high in a substance called "lignan" which has been shown in studies to have many health benefits, among them improving the immune system.
When we tested the concentrate on people with AIDS and HIV, we saw amazing results. 97% of the people had viral loads drop significantly and CD-4 counts raise significantly. We now have kids who have been taking the concentrate for a few years who are testing HIV-, with no sign of the HIV virus in their blood at all. Their doctors don't know what to think!
The communities using the lignans have revived with hope. The lethargy we've found in small African communities that comes along with a high HIV+ population is replaced with hope and a new found lease on life. If you can imagine the depression that comes along with the knowledge that you and everyone around you are going to die. The use of the lignans changes their whole outlook.
The flax hull lignans do not need to be refrigerated. They do not have to be taken on a strict schedule. A jar can sit on the floor of a hut in the heat and the person can just add a scoop to their daily porridge or meal. The very ill, who we have met, often are found lying on mats in their huts unable to make the journey to a clinic. This little jar of hope means the difference between life and death for them.
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