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Dec 25, 2016 - the Virgin Mary's Message to the world


On the 25th of each month, Our Lady appears to the Medjugorje visionary Marija to give us her message to the world. Below is the latest official English translation as provided by the Information Center in Medjugorje within the past 24 hours.

"Dear children! With great joy, today I am carrying my Son Jesus to you, for Him to give you His peace. Open your hearts, little children, and be joyful that you can receive it. Heaven is with you and is fighting for peace in your hearts, in the families and in the world; and you, little children, help with your prayers for it to be so. I bless you with my Son Jesus and call you not to lose hope; and for your gaze and heart to always be directed towards Heaven and eternity. In this way, you will be open to God and to His plans. Thank you for having responded to my call."

Dec 15 2016 Update Report

U.S. v. LeBeau (A First Amendment case for Health Freedom)
- is now docketed at the U.S. Supreme Court

Conrad LeBeau
To all interested persons who have been following this case since 2010. Today I received some very good news. This First amendment case for health freedom rights was docketed (filed) at the U.S. Supreme Court this past friday. December 9th. The case number for this docket is 16-7125.

I was allowed to proceed in forma pauperis (IFP) which means I won't be required to pay a $300 filing fee and spend $3000 or more to have my petition published in booklet form. The downside is that IFP petitions statistically have only a 1% chance of being certified for review by the Supreme Court. The more pricey petitions in booklet form have a 5% chance. However, a 1% chance is better than 0%.

The following is an excerpt from the letter I received Dec. 13 from the U.S. Supreme Court:

Conrad E LeBeau , Petitioner

vs. United States, Respondent.

"NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Rule 12.3 that a petition for a write of certiorari in the above entitled case was filed in the Supreme Court of the United States on October 13, 2016, and place on the docket December 9, 2016. Pursuant to Rule 15.3, the due date for a brief in opposition is Monday, January 9, 2017."

Today, I mailed a copy of this docketing statement to local U.S. Attorney Jonathan Keonig who now has the task of responding to my petition for a writ of certiorari. Within the next 30 days, the government and the FDA's reply is expected. After that, one or more judges of the Supreme Court will decide whether or not they they want to review the issues I presented. A word of caution: Most cases die when the Supreme Court decides not to review the issues presented before them. The decision is short: certiorari denied. There is no explanation and no right of appeal. However, I genuinely believe that our chances of being reviewed are greater than 1%.

Finally, I want to thank Alice Coon from Michgan for sending me a card on November 10th that stated - "Votive Lights will burn for 30 days for you and your intentions at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Washington D.C."

My intentions for now have been granted - the docketing of the case. It occured on Dec 9th - the last day the votive lights were lit at the National Shrine.

This is the first step in a multistep process for the pursuit of the rule of law and for justice before the Supreme Court. If Certification is granted, it will likely draw some national media attention. I will have to write a brief on the merits of the case, and the FDA/DOJ will respond. Possibly a date will then be set for oral presentation before the high court.

At this juncture of the proceeding, prayers made in good faith for Divine intervention from all sources are welcome. Wishing each of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in 2017.

Conrad E LeBeau, Dr Ron Peters, Earl Denny and Tina Otto


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Dec 1, 2016

What will replace Obamacare?

Conrad LeBeau
With the appointment of Congressman Dr. Tom Price to head the Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS) by President-elect Donald Trump, I realize the time has arrived for a revised update to a series of proposals I made for affordable health care several years ago. (See the Forum link in the right column for the original article).

A proposal I mailed to the White House in 2009 would have avoided the insurance mandates of Obamacare with the establishment of Public VA hospitals. My updated plan will provide quality low cost health care for those with pre-existing conditions and those below the poverty level who have no insurance at all. It will provide community treatment centers managed by medical corpsmen trained by the military. Payment for services would be on a sliding scale based on assets and ability to pay which is what the VA currently does.

Besides reducing the cost of hospital stays, it will focus on preventive medicine, and affordable natural remedies (health foods, water, herbs, nutritional supplements, edta chelation, ozone, hydrogen peroxide, non-addictive natural pain relievers, vitamin and mineral therapy and other non-patented remedies including the off label use of low cost generic drugs.

This plan will bypass the use of over priced patented drugs that are currently bankrupting the country. Experimental low-cost treatments approved by both the doctor and patient would be made legal and covered by insurance providing they cost no more than FDA approved treatments for the same condition. The drug companies will oppose this as it would introduce thousands of new treatments and bring substantial competition in the marketplace. This is short preview of a more detailed articled to follow soon (within 30 to 60 days) on this subject.

Natural Alternatives to patented high price drugs

An example of safe low cost alternatives to drugs that are high in both cost and side effects is discussed in the following article on high blood pressure by Dr. Joseph Mercola.

Dr. Mercola uses diet and other natural remedies to prevent and reverse high blood pressure. With nearly 100 million people living with hypertension, this article is a must read. Read the full article here.


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Nov 17, 2016

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) attacks the First Amendment rights of distributors of Homeopathic products.

Depending on who President-elect Donald Trump picks for key regulatory agencies including the Food and Drug Adm, the FTC and the Dept of Agriculture may determine whether first amendment rights of distributors of health foods and dietary supplements are restored or are further suppressed. The following article is reprinted from the FDA Law Blog:

"Our Question Has Been Answered; FTC (not FDA) Attempts to “Kill” OTC Homeopathic Products.

"Posted: 15 Nov 2016 07:45 PM PST

"By Riëtte van Laack – As we blogged previously, there have been activities both by FDA and the FTC foreboding a bleak future for homeopathic products. Both FDA and the FTC questioned the policies and standards applicable to homeopathic products. The FTC threatened to hold homeopathic products to the standard of modern science, i.e., substantiation by clinical studies, not by homeopathic proofing. The threat has become real.

"On November, 15, 2016, the FTC issued an enforcement policy for homeopathic products. Essentially, the FTC has decided to hold homeopathic over-the-counter (OTC) products to the same standard as any other OTC products bearing a health-related claim, i.e., the products’ claims must be supported by modern scientific (not homeopathic) evidence. The Policy Statement applies only to OTC products intended for self-limiting disease conditions amenable to self diagnosis of symptoms and treatment. It does not apply to the practice of medicine and it also does not apply to prescription homeopathic products. The FTC does not outright prohibit claims for homeopathic products that are not supported by scientific evidence.

"The Commission asserts that an effective disclaimer (e.g., a disclaimer clarifying that the product claims are based on theories of homeopathy not accepted by most modern medicine) that accompanies the efficacy claim may correct the misleading nature of the claim. At the same time, however, the FTC recognizes that there is an “inherent contradiction in asserting that a product is effective and also disclosing that there is no scientific evidence” for the claim and questions whether any disclaimer can be sufficient to prevent consumer deception.

"The FTC advises that companies develop evidence that their disclaimer is effective. The FTC claims that the approach outlined in its Policy Statement is consistent with the First Amendment, and “neither limits consumer access to OTC homeopathic products nor conflicts with the FDA’s regulatory scheme.” However, the question remains whether an alternative but truthful disclaimer informing consumers of the facts pertaining to homeopathy, a practice that is recognized by inclusion in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDC Act), would survive an FTC challenge based on First Amendment grounds. Maybe homeopathics are not dead yet?

"For anyone interested in comments the FTC received and the Agency’s responses, the FTC staff has prepared a report discussing the comments and on the workshop, titled "Staff Report on the Homeopathic Medicine & Advertising Workshop." It remains to be seen what if anything FDA will do regarding prescription homeopathic drug products and if the FTC’s new policy and potential resulting enforcements actions will be challenged."

Update on U.S. v. LeBeau: After submitting my Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court last month (Oct 13, 2016), they returned the 10 copies to me and stated that I needed to amend my motion for leave of court to proceed in forma pauperis with a notarized affidavit in support or a Declaration of Indigency. I chose to to file an amended motion with a notarized affidavit in support and am now waiting their reply.


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November 1, 2016 - All Saints Day

The latest issue of the Journal of Immunity (v14n3) was printed and mailed out about one week ago. New articles include my Petition to the U.S. Supreme Court for a Writ of Certiorari; also two separate articles on macrobiotics diets, one by john Kozinski and another by Dr Ron Peters MD. Enjoy. Short title summary is - Cannabis Testimonial on CBD Oil remedy for Insomnia. A local case report on the use of a slice of fresh aloe vera leaf to stop a toothache and heal a damaged tooth. The Zika virus - transmission and birth defects. Could Hydrogen Peroxide prevent and treat Zika infections? Hydrogen Peroxide - a simple path to self-immunization. Mary from Brooklyn update. HIV labs results improve with a five part Do-It-Yourself Protocol. Raw Foods and Macrobiotics by John Kozinski. Macrobiotics: The Ultimate Diet by Dr Ron Peters MD. My Petition for a Writ of Certiorari is filed with the U.S. Supreme Court - 4 questions are presented. The full text of this petition can be read here. Conrad LeBeau


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HIV lab results improve with a Do-It-Yourself Protocol

Oct 17, 2016 Los Angeles, CA
In a phone interview this evening with Keep Hope Alive, a caucasian male 37 y.o. discussed a combination protocol he derived from this website and the results he obtained thus far. For purposes of this report, he asked me to call him "Billy." He was diagnosed with HIV late in June 2016. After doing extensive research on the internet, he put together the following 5 part protocol.
First his stats from about -

June 21, 2016
CD4 count 677
HIV viral load measured by PCR 2.4 million
CD4/CD8 ratio 0.32

His 5 part protocol was started around July 2nd 2016 and is as follows:

1. 1 tablespoon of whole black seeds (nigella sativa) mixed with about 1/2 a tablespoon of raw honey. He divided this into 2 servings and chewed half in the morning and the other half in the evening. (He did not use powder or tablets. He did not use black seed oil).
2. Vitamin D 3 - one capsule containing 10,000 i.u. once a day.
3. Two Brazil Nuts for natural Selenium twice a day. (estimated total selenium at 400 mcg daily)
4. Olive Leaf extract - one capsule of 750 mg twice a day.
5. Jarrowdophilus - One capsule daily. Each capsule contains 25 billion active cultures and they included L Plantarum and L Rhamnosaus. (manufactured by Jarrow Formula)

Results: July 27 tests : CD4 counts 877 (an increase of 200 in 3 weeks)
PCR Viral load for HIV - 41,000 ( a decrease of 2,359,000)
CD4/CD8 ratio - increased to .50 (from .32)

Results of lab test for September 28th: CD4 counts increased to 1009
PCR viral load for HIV decreased to 16,000
CD4/CD8 ratio increased to .66

Although his doctor tells him with each lab test that this is his floor and he needs to start on HIV drugs, he is sufficiently satisfied with the results thus far to continue with this protocol. He said that his diarrhea stopped a few days after he added the Jarrow Formulas probiotics. He says he will call me from time to time and report his results. He also get about 30 minutes each day of sunlight covering most of his body. His goal is to get a normal CD4/CD8 ratio (1.0 to 2.0 or higher) a number that is for the most part ignored by doctors and drug companies who don't understand why it is reverses with HIV.

Analysis: the only strictly antiviral product in his protocol is the Olive Leaf Extract that contains oleuropean. All the other parts of his protocol are immune modulators. The immune based components are the whole black seed (nigella sativa), the vitamin D and the sunshine, the Brazil nuts for selenium, and the probiotics L. Rhamnosus and L Plantarum. A study reported several years ago on this website found therapeutic value in using L Plantarum in children with HIV.


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Raw Food and Macrobiotics

By John Kozinski

John is one of the pioneers of natural health and macrobiotic education in the United States. For 37 years he has taught and counseled over 30,000 people in his private practice and at the Kushi Institute where he has the distinction of being the only senior faculty member with 27 years of uninterrupted tenure. There is a myth about raw foods that they contain more enzymes. There are three types of enzymes in foods: fat digesting, carbohydrate digesting and protein digesting enzymes.

Raw vegetables contain carbohydrate digesting enzymes, but not that much. The most concentrated forms of carbohydrates are whole grains and fruit. Grains must be cooked to be digestible. If a person tries to get carbohydrates from fruit, alone, they will eat too much simple sugar with very damaging effects on health

There is very little fat in vegetables so there are not fat digesting enzymes. These would be present in raw olive oil and avocados. Both are excellent raw. There is very little protein in vegetables so there is not much protein digesting enzymes. Vegetarian sources of beans must be cooked to be digestible. Sprouting works, but beans are still more digestible by cooking. Raw fish such as sushi is a good raw protein source.

Read the rest of John's article here or go to his website


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Sept 15 update
Fresh Aloe Vera gel stops long-term toothache. Did a decayed tooth heal itself?


Conrad LeBeau
West Allis, WI. A local senior citizen has had a lower tooth that decayed enough to cause a near permanent ache in the right side of his mouth. After trying in succession a number of remedies including lomatium dissectum, hydrogen peroxide, Listerine, garlic and vinegar, and colloidal silver with DMSO adde, he found some relief from the previous remedies and also by applying a temporary filling paste for cavities obtained from a local drug store.

A visit to his dentist late in August confirmed the decay and a date was set in September to have it extracted with the help of an oral surgeon, as the decay was significant. He also tried a mouthful of aloe vera juice from a bottle and noticed some relief lasting several hours. Being aware of the availability of large fresh aloe vera leaves in a local Mexican market, he decided to buy one and try a slice of the raw leaf and apply it to his tooth.

About 3 weeks ago, he cut a piece of the Aloe leaf about 1 inch long and ½ an inch thick. He removed the spines and the green skin of the outer leaf and placed the piece of the aloe flesh directly over the troubled tooth. He chewed on it lightly and allowed the juice from the aloe leaf to soak into the tooth and surrounding area in the mouth. Within an hour, he noticed some relief and decided to drop all the other treatments and just use the aloe to see what its healing potential was. The fresh aloe vera was applied over the tooth twice day.

Within one week, all the pain was gone. He would not longer have any sensitivity in the tooth or in the surrounding tissue near the tooth. Everything seemed back to normal. Even honey and fruit juice that had previously caused the pain in the tooth no longer bothered him.

Update: the appointment to have the tooth extracted has been cancelled. You see, I am the senior citizen in this article and my tooth no longer bothers me. I have read some reports on the internet of tooth decay being reversed but never witnessed it until now. One dentist recommended the absence of all sugary drinks and no grains. Another recommended the drinking of bone broth, made by boiling chicken or beef bones in water for about an hour and drinking a glass or two daily. For me, the fresh slice of aloe leaf worked. Will it work for you?

Is there anyone out there in the ethers who has an aching tooth and has tried or will try the fresh aloe vera treatment like I just described? One report I read is that 1 in 5 adults has an ongoing problem with either an eching or sensitive tooth. What experiences or results did you have? Let us know. We'd like to hear from everyone and share your story here. Conrad


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September 1 update
The Zika Virus, transmission, and birth defects

Could Hydrogen Peroxide prevent and treat Zika infections?

An article “Ten Essential Facts about the Zika Virus” was recently published in “Everyday Health,” by Jennifer Brown Ph.D and Chad Tewell MD. The authors stated that the Zika virus was originally discovered in 1947 in rhesus monkeys in Uganda. [Uganda has also historically been the source of other viruses including the Swine Fever Virus and HIV.] The authors found that the Zika virus lived in mosquitos and infected mice. They reported outbreaks in Africa and Asia from 1951 through 1981.

In 2007, Zika is said to have infected 73% of the population of Polynesia. In, 2014, the first cases reached Latin America and Brazil. In 2016, an emerging epidemic of Zika has reached southern Florida. The Zika virus is mainly spread through mosquito bites, but can also be spread through sexual transmission. Currently, the CDC and FDA have publicly indicated that pregnant women infected with Zika are at a great risk of passing on birth defects to their offspring. Photographs of babies born with small shrunken heads called microcephaly is the most unnerving of the effects reported. Brazil reports 4,000 total new microcephaly cases in the past two years.

In January 2016, the World Health Organization stated the following:

• Zika virus is transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes. It causes mild fever and rash. Other symptoms include muscle pain, joint pain, headache, pain behind the eyes and conjunctivitis.

• Zika virus disease is usually mild, with symptoms lasting only a few days.

• The disease has similar clinical signs to dengue, and may be misdiagnosed in areas where dengue is common.

• There is no cure for Zika virus disease. Treatment is focused on relieving the symptoms.

• Prevention and control relies on reducing the breeding of Aedes mosquitoes and minimizing contact between mosquito vectors and people by using barriers (such as repellents, insect screens), reducing water-filled habitats supporting mosquito larvae in and close to dwellings, and reducing the adult mosquito populations around at-risk communities.

Emerging Infectious Diseases Emerging Infectious Diseases reported in 2009 that Zika was related to West Nile Virus, Yellow fever, Dengue, and Japanese encephalitis viruses. In Brown and Tewell’s article, they state “the FDA has given approval to Inovio Pharmaceuticals in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, to go ahead with tests of an experimental Zika vaccine in people.”

Why the focus on vaccines and drugs to treat emerging viruses instead of common household remedies?

The answer is simple and it is money. It is who gets to make money by obtaining government approval of their drug or vaccine. No matter that the disease is, the remedy is always from the same sources, blessed by government regulators. It comes from Wall St and Big Pharma. Never, ever, do you read of a simple over the counter solution hiding in plain sight? You won’t read any press releases about using any food (garlic), herbal remedies (anti virals like golden seal root or lomatium dissectum) or other low cost remedies like hydrogen peroxide, ozone, or colloidal silver.

In fact, you won’t even read about generic drugs that may prevent or treat a wide range of illnesses because their patents have expired. Without a patent, there is no market monopoly and the legal cover to fleece the public with yet another over priced drug.

Hydrogen Peroxide – a simple path to self-immunization

In my booklet on Hydrogen Peroxide and Aloe Vera – a Home Remedies Handbook, I wrote about a case I observed over 20 years ago when a local farmer came down with the measles and had a rash that covered him from head to toe. His solution was to fill a bathtub with water and added one pint of 35% hydrogen peroxide. After adding the peroxide to the bath water, he got into the tub up to his neckline for about 30 minutes. He then got out, let his skin absorb the water for about 5 minutes, then wiped him self off. Within 24 hours, the rash was mostly gone. He made a full recovery.

About a year ago, a local African American came down with a rash of unknown origin. He added 12 pints of 3% Hydrogen peroxide that he bought from a local drug store to a tub of bath water. He sat in the water for about 25 to 30 minutes. He reports this one treatment in bath water infused with hydrogen peroxide cured him of what ever he had in two days. I should point out that 35% H2O2 is not readily available everywhere, but the 3% drugstore variety is. 12 pints of 3% H2O2 is the equivalent of one pint of 35% H2O2. 3% H2O2 is far safer to have around the house.

The skin absorption method eliminates most of the side effects associated with the oral use of diluted H2O2. The skin absorption of Hydrogen Peroxide should be tried to treat an active Zika infection, and to help prevent birth defects. The NIH, FDA or CDC could quickly run such a test or study. However, with lawyers and key managers from Wall St corporations holding key positions within these agencies, would any of them even have an interest in such a test? While a low cost solution will benefit more people in poorer countries, it won’t make anyone rich.

As long as politicians accept campaign contributions from big banks and drug companies, low cost solutions for Zika and hundreds of other heath conditions will remain at bay, unless the public is informed and empowered to take matters into their own hands - to educate themselves and find simple and safe solutions to their own health problems.

Mary from Brooklyn update: In a phone call last week, Mary told me she decided to go off all HIV drugs on August 28th to find out once and for all if the virus has been eradicated. This could take a few months. She also said she will be looking for a different doctor should the virus return and becomes detectable again. Presently, she tests negative for the HIV antibody tests, PCR tests, P24 Antigen test and the RNA test. She also has an unheard of normal CD4/ CD8 ratio. We will report future results when they become available.


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August 15 update
Cannabis Testimonials on the CBD OIL remedy for chronic Insomnia

Conrad LeBeau
A 72 year old female living in California shared her experience with us recently on her use of CBD oil for a chronic condition of interrupted sleep that she had for several years. She reported that she could not sleep more than 2 hours at time without waking up. Then it would take some time to get back to sleep. She tried many remedies and drugs to no avail. She said that her sleep was interrupted several times each night and left her feeling tired when morning arrived. She was never satisfied with how drugs for sleep affected her and how she felt during the next day.

A few months ago, her and her husband were vacationing in Oregon when they stopped at a marijuana shop in Portland and purchased a one ounce bottle of CBD Oil for $50. For improving the quality of her sleep, she was told to use the CBD OIl just before bedtime. She took half a dropper full the first night and slept a full 8 hours; she also had very colorful dreams. The next night she reduced the dose to 4 or 5 drops and it worked just as well but the dreams were not so intense. After the first month, she stopped using the CBD oil and the benefits still persisted for about one week. It seems the cannabidiol (CBD) had reset her circadian cycle. However as time passed without using the CND oil, her interrupted sleep returned, so she resumed using the CBD oil and had the same amazing results. However she ran out of the oil when I was called to see where she could get more. I told her to try the sources listed in the last issue of the Journal of Immunity or to go online or go to local health food store.

Two more cases now reporting the same results with CBD oil here in West Allis
Timing when you take the oil is likely the key to results

West Allis, WI. Paul reported he wakes up every hour and has had chronic interrupted sleep for several years. He placed 4 or 5 drops of the oil on his tongue about half an hour before bedtime. The first night he took the CBD oil he said slept 4 hours straight before waking up. Since he has just started using CBD oil, we will follow his results in the coming weeks.

In an experiment on myself, I tried taking CBD oil before bedtime yesterday and found that it had a profound effect on my sleep. I took about 6 drops 15 minutes before bedtime. Normally I will wake up after 4 hours and am wide awake - then it can take about 2 hours before I fall asleep again. Last night after using the CBD OIl, I slept 4 hours, then woke up to go to the bathroom, but this time I immediately returned to bed and fell into a deep sleep for another 4 hours with very colorful and vivid dreams. In total I got 8 hours of sleep last night, a very rare and welcome event for me. I used the Bluebird Botanicals Classic Hemp OIl extract with CBD oil in it.

In my case and in the two others, different brands of CDB oil or Hemp oil with CBD in it were used and they all produced similar results.

Could CBD OIl solve the Insomnia crisis affecting over 100 million Americans?

Getting good restful sleep is absolutely essential for reducing stress, improving immune function, banishing depression and brain fog, preventing and reversing hypertension, type II diabetes, and obesity. I noticed that when I took CBD oil in the morning which was my usual routine for several weeks, I felt better, but did not notice a dramatic difference in my quality of sleep. However, taking it before bedtime produced amazing results in the past day. I will keep reporting results on CBD oil for the foreseeable future. For anyone who tries the Cannabis CBD oil remedy for insomnia or any other condition, do email us with your experiences so we can post them here.


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August 1 update

"Mary from Brooklyn" Update - a P24 antigen test taken in July was negative. This second test for P24 was not from her primary doctor but was from a different clinic. This was done due to growing doubts Mary had about her doctor's veracity. Her latest lab results for the HIV RNA blood test that tests for viral particles is also negative. Along with several previous tests for HIV using saliva and blood to test for antibodies with negative results, and the return to a normal CD4/CD8 ratio, normal CD4 counts, and other blood parameters, there are no more diagnostic tests left to determine if she still has the HIV virus. If the virus is hiding somewhere in her body, it has evaded the most sensitive tests now available.

This raises the possibility that "Mary from Brooklyn" may have eradicated HIV from her body. In my most recent conversation with her in the past week, "Mary" told me her doctor stated that she is engaged in wishful thinking if she believes that she could be somehow be completely cured. Her doctor told her that there is only one person in history that ever completely eliminated this virus (the Berlin patient). He said her test results must be flawed. He also told her she was in denial. This raises an important question: if a doctor does not believe the test results he ordered and repeated multiple times with the same results, then why should Mary believe the doctor's opinion that these test results were all flawed? Could it be the doctor is in denial?

Mary from Brooklyn is considering stopping all her HIV drugs

She told me that because of all the favorable test results, she is considering stopping her HIV drugs. However, she will monitor herself with standard HIV antibody tests on a monthly basis for the next 6 months to see if the virus comes out of hiding and is again detectable. If nothing happens, she will retest once every 3 months for a couple years just to make sure it really is gone for good.

Some additional information. I asked her if a higher power was looking over her. She told she prayed a lot, and said 50 prayers a day including prayers to several saints and the Virgin Mary. This raises the possibility that with her strong spiritual convictions, God might have directly intervened in her health. If God did not cure her, then there may be something unique about the combination of Complera, black seed powder, Vitamin D, and possibly beet juice that produced these unique results. An intriguing question is - can her combination of conventional drugs and natural remedies produce the same results in another HIV+ person?

Note: She told me she is currently divorced from her husband (the original source of the infection). She was left with 2 boys who are both healthy and normal.

My comment on Mary's protocol

A possibility that needs further investigation in persons using any one combination of over 30 government approved drugs for treating HIV is this: is it possible to duplicate Mary's results by adding to an existing drug regimen for HIV a high daily dose of vitamin D (10,000 i.u) and black seed powder 4 to 6 capsules twice or (1 or 2 teaspoons of the black seed powder) plus 6 ounces of beet juice daily?, or does the drug have to be Complera? While I have always believed that prayer, fasting and good deeds can produce miracles on their own, science is unlikely to verify Divine intervention. In a world filled with so much negativity and doubt, the best course of action is to repeat as close as possible the successful protocol, test and retest, and hope for the best. Whatever the results, share them with us and others.

A special request this month to all readers

Pray for justice in my legal undertakings as I await the decision of nine appellate judges of the 7th circuit in the coming days and weeks. In this federal court case I am seeking restoration of freedom of choice in medicine, freedom of speech and press for all distributors of food-based remedies, to remove the FDA's padlock from the National Library of Medicine, to end suppression of speech on the intended use of health foods and nutritional and herbal products, and to defend the unimpeded distribution of over one million scientific articles to the public along with any food or natural remedy, to protect the inalienable rights granted to all people by our Creator, and protected under our U.S. Constitution. You can read my petition to the 7th circuit Appellate judges here. Thank you for your support and prayers. Conrad LeBeau


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July 27, 2016 update

Obama signs Monsanto Protection Act to block Vermont's GMO labeling law. He did this inspite of over 250,000 emails of protest against the DARK Act. A form letter from to the White House will show the public's anger and displeasure with his action. Actually, the part of this law that cancels Vermonts GMO labeling mandate law is unconstitutional and violates the 10th amendment to the Bill of Rights. However, to take this fight to the courts could take a lot of resources and a long time. Yes, the system is rigged as public officials in Washington from both political parties remain for sale to their political donors.

Send Obama a message of outrage for caving in to Monsanto and other mega food monopolu giants.

U.S. v LeBeau update: My own battle with the FDA is now in its 6th year. Since July 18, Nine Appellate Judges at the 7th circuit are now reading and reviewing my Petition for En Banc (Appellate Case 16-1289) and are reading my 10 page statement is support of the petition. You can read my petition here. A few moments ago I checked with the Appellate Court at and there is no word yet on a decision. Conrad LeBeau


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July 15th update - Congress passes DARK Act

A Press Release from the Organic Consumers Assn.

Congress rammed through a bill that is anti-consumer and anti-states’ rights. And President Obama is expected to sign it very soon. Please help us flood the White House with calls today (202-456-1111 or 202-456-1414) asking Obama to veto S. 764. It’s also not too late to sign these two petitions asking Obama to veto the DARK Act. Please sign here.

We will deliver the petitions, signed so far by about 250,000 people, today, Friday July 15, at 1 p.m. If you’re in the D.C. area, please join our rally at the White House TODAY, Friday, July 15, at 1 p.m. in Lafayette Park Why would President Obama sign the DARK Act, a bill that will preempt Vermont’s GMO labeling law and is clearly intended to hide information from consumers? We can’t think of a single good reason.

This is the President who on the campaign trail promised to label GMOs. This is the President who soon after he was sworn in, issued an executive order advising Congress not to preempt state laws. The DARK Act would unnecessarily preempt more than 100 state laws, some of which have been in place for decades.

And yet, according to news reports, Obama plans to sign this bill that denies the 90 percent of Americans who want the right to know what’s in their food by hiding that information behind confusing QR codes that require expensive smartphones, reliable internet service—and a whole lot of extra time on their hands. Here’s what Rep. James McGovern (D-Mass.) has to say about the DARK Act: One-in-five Americans in the U.S. does not have smartphones. That includes 50 percent of Americans who are low-income and living in rural areas, and over 65 percent of elderly Americans. If we end up going down the route of a QR code, all of these people will be prevented from accessing the information that this bill is supposed to make available to all consumers.

And even if someone has a smartphone, they will have to scan every single item they purchase in order to obtain the desired information, and this is assuming they will have access to the internet in the grocery store. That’s anything but a quick response. It is a bad idea. It is a bad idea. It is an intentional measure to deny consumers information. Even House Ag Committee Chair Mike Conaway said in a statement the bill is "riddled with ambiguity." And then he voted for it anyway. Because Conaway answers to Monsanto and Big Food, not his constituents.

TAKE ACTION: Tell President Obama to veto the DARK Act! Sign here and here. Tweet Obama: @POTUS. 90% of Americans want GMO labels. Veto the DARK Act which allows confusing QR codes instead of labels. Call the White House 202-456-1111 or 202-456-1414 to leave your comment! The comment line is open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Join the anti-DARK Act rally at the White House TODAY, Friday, July 15, 1 p.m., 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. (Lafayette Park)

July 4th Update

Monsanto moves aggressively to block Vermont's GMO labeling law with pending legislation in the U.S. Senate. Read this urgent email message from the Alliance for Natural Health calling for supporters of GMO labeling laws to contact their elected representatives today. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders also asked his followers on July 1st to oppose this law now being fast tracked in the U.S. Senate. Click here to read ANH's message to your elected leaders on this important issue. Conrad LeBeau

July 1 2016 update

New Journal of Immunity (v14n2) now online

An updated report on CBD Oil, one of the most important and researched components of cannabis sativa (Industrial Hemp and/or Marijuana) and scientific research on how it may have a positive impact on some 40 disease conditions. Excerpts from a 2003 U.S. Patent on Cannabis Sativa discuss its effects as an antioxidant and neuro protectant. Health conditions approved for Marijuana use in California. Cannabis and CBD educational websites. Sources and manufacturers of CBD Oil and other legal cannabis products. Update on "Mary from Brooklyn" and questions on why and how she recently sero-converted from HIV+ to negative. An updated reprint on an article we first published 18 years ago on "Antigen Presentation - the immune system's key to viral eradication."


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“Mary’ from Brooklyn Update June 14, 2016
A new development – her HIV status converts from positive to negative

We reported on the experiences of Mary from Brooklyn on this website on Feb 1, 2016 and also with a detailed article in the September 2015 update. At the time we thought that her combination of the HIV drug Complera, along with Black Seed powder, beet juice and vitamin D had resulted in her CD4/CD8 ratio returning to a normal 1.46 reference range (normal is usually from 1.0 to about 2.0). Last year she used the saliva (Oraquick) test for HIV and the result was negative. However, we since have learned that this test is not reliable when you are using HIV drugs and your viral load for HIV is also non-detectable. - Her doctor ordered the p24 antigen test and it was positive for the presence of this viral protein.

Recent update May 2016 – Mary reports that a recent blood test for the Elisa - Western Blot is negative for antibodies to HIV. The test was not a repeat of the earlier saliva Oraquick that is unreliable for determining a person’s HIV status after they are infected. It was the finger prick test. The person who did the test remembered “Mary” and her earlier positive test result for HIV and said of the negative result “this is impossible.” Since he also has HIV, he retested himself to make sure the testing equipment was working properly; it was; he again tested positive on the Elisa/Western Blot.

After this test, Mary went back to her doctor for a second time to retest for the p24 antigen. It came back positive again. Normally this would indicate the presence of the HIV viral protein. However, Mary’s immune system should be making antibodies for the p24 antigen and it is not.

The question I have is whether or not the p24 antigen detected in her blood is from a live or dead virus? I should add her viral load by PCR is non detectable. She also has a normal CD4 count (over 800) and a normal CD4/CD8 ratio (normally unheard of). By the way, she stopped using the black seed in Dec. of 2015.

However, she has continued taking 10,000 i.u. of vitamin D3 daily, and her latest vitamin D serum level was 88 ng/ml. This is on a scale of 30 to 100 so her vitamin D levels are more than adequate. Did her high vitamin D levels have more to do with her sero-conversion than her previous use of black seed powder or had she already sero-converted by Dec. of 2015 and did not know it because no antibody test was taken in December?

She also told me her blood type is Rh negative, which she had not mentioned previously. She said she had to take an immunosuppressive drug to get pregnant as her doctor told her people with Rh-negative blood have an immune system that rejects everything that is “foreign,” including a fetus. Adding all these new developments together raises some interesting questions:

1. Is she cured or is she not cured of active HIV infection?

2. Does the continued presence of the p24 antigen indicate active or dead viral particles?

3. What role did her unique blood type (Rh negative) play in her sero-conversion?

A leap of faith: One way to find out if the P24 antigen represents active or dead viral particles is to stop all drugs and treatments for HIV and retest every 30 days for the presence of HIV antibodies. If there remains any active virus, then the antibodies should return.

The presence of HIV can also be found with PCR if the virus multiplies above a certain threshold. Since antigen presentation on the surface of an infected cell is believe to be the key to total viral eradication, I will be writing an updated article on this subject that we published in Positive Health News Report No 16 in 1998. In this article, I reported on the role of glutathione and ATP in improving antigen presentation. Stay tuned.


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June 2nd - News - Breaking

Unknown hacker(s) linked dozens of articles on this website
and re-directed them to X-rated sites.

Thanks to a readers recent tip, we discovered that our website was hacked into in April and May of this year. We found links to more than a dozen files that redirected web traffic (from google searches) for Keep Hope Alive to porn and x-rated websites. With the help of experts, all these links were removed within the past 24 hours. No donations or purchases on this website were ever in danger. New up to date security measures have also been implemented.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. Conrad LeBeau

May 28 update

CBD oil is a food ingredient extracted from industrial hemp (cannabis sativa). CBD oil contains little or no THC, the psychotropic ingredient that can get you "high." All hemp oil naturally contains some CBD oil. Certain strains of cannabis produce higher amounts of Cannabidiol. Some health benefits are as follows:

(1) Immune Function

(2) Nerve function

(3) Memory and brain function

(4) Antioxidant function

(5) Innate and adaptive immunity

(6) Cannabidiol may also help with weight loss. When taken before meals it suppresses the appetite. It also increases brown fat in the body. CBD oil is even available in chewing gum that can be used before meals as an appetite suppressant. (For locating CBD Oil products, Google it)


1. Turning Over a New Leaf: Cannabinoid and Endocannabinoid Modulation of Immune Function. Cabral GA, Rogers TJ, Lichtman AH.J Neuroimmune Pharmacol. 2015 Jun;10(2):193-203.

2. Endocannabinoids in nervous system health and disease: the big picture in a nutshell. Skaper SD, Di Marzo V.Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2012 Dec 5;367(1607)

3. Long-term cannabidiol treatment prevents the development of social recognition memory deficits in …… transgenic mice. Cheng D, Spiro AS, Jenner AM, Garner B, Karl T.J Alzheimers Dis. 2014;42(4):1383-96.

4. Understanding the molecular aspects of tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol as antioxidants. Borges RS, Batista J Jr, Viana RB, Baetas AC, Orestes E, Andrade MA, Honório KM, da Silva AB. Molecules. 2013 Oct 14;18(10):12663-74.

5. Endocannabinoid signaling in innate and adaptive immunity by Chiurchiù V1, Battistini L, Maccarrone M. Immunology. 2015 Jan 14.

6. Cannabidiol promotes browning in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Parray HA1, Yun JW2. Mol Cell Biochem. 2016 May;416(1-2):131-9.

Function or structure health claims are authorized by Congress under the DIetary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA). Scientific articles support functional statements. References are helpful but this is usually not necessary because structure/function claims are normally not considered disease (drug) claims as the FDA applies the law. However, with the FDA, any health claim can be a roll of the dice. In my opinion, DSHEA also has some restrictions on commercial speech in it that run afoul of the First Amendment, but this issue has not yet been litigated in the courts.

For natural food products, disease claims should be speech that is protected under the First Amendment as "commercial speech." The FDA holds a contrary position and labels "commercial speech" for disease claims as "unapproved new drugs."

My current legal fight with the FDA is to persuade the courts to remove food from a category of products that can be classified as "drugs" based on speech about their intended use to prevent or treat disease. It is an uphill battle because since 1920, dozens of court decisions have endorsed earlier court decisions as the intent of Congress, and without reviewing the Congressional Record. My case seeks a judicial review of the Congressional Record of 1906 and 1994.

May 27 update on U.S. v. LeBeau

All the briefs are in. My reply brief was oversized due to having more words in it than is allowed under the court rules. While the word limit for a reply brief is 7000 words, mine was 8,700 as I inadvertently thought the limit was 14,000 words. However, in a letter I received on May 27th, the court on its own motion, accepted the oversized brief for filing. This was a positive development, but I would not read too much into it at this point.

This case is about my inalienable right of "commercial speech" under the First Amendment; speech that is lawful without first having obtained prior approval from the government. With all the briefs in, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals may now write a decision based on the record; request parts of the case to be transferred from Milwaukee to Chicago for further evaluation; or set a date for oral arguments. The next move is up to the 7th circuit. Conrad LeBeau


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May 12th update

Wanted - your letters and experiences using CBD Oil

Conrad LeBeau
My next newsletter will be devoted primarily to the health benefits and scientific research on cannabidiol (CBD Oil) that is extracted from industrial hemp. There are over 1500 published studies using various doses of CBD Oil for a wide range of health conditions including seizures, epilepsy, neuropathy, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, memory and brain function, cancer, immune modulation, hiv/aids, antibiotic resistant bacteria and much more. Discussions will include its health benefits, sources, and legal issues that could impair its availability. CBD Oil is currently legal is all 50 states. Also, an ongoing disinformation campaign that fails to distinguish the differences between marijuana, medical marijuana, and cannabidiol that is extracted from industrial hemp. CBD OIl extracted from certain species of hemp that contains no THC is not a violation of the Controlled Substances Act, so why the disinformation? Why big drug companies fear the growing public demand for CBD Oil.

Send us your experiences with Cannabidiol (CBD Oil) by email here or write to-

Keep Hope alive, PO Box 270041 West Allis Wi 53227 414-231-9817

Note: We will not publish any letter without permission. Please do include your phone number, the dose you used, other treatments you used at the same time, and any othe relevant information. Thank You.

May 1st 2016
FDA sends Warning Letters to 10 Distributors of Cannabidiol (CBD Oil)

Conrad LeBeau
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), ever wary that food based natural remedies threaten the market monopolies of patented drug holders, pounces on anyone who states an intended use of any natural product to prevent, mitigate or treat any health condition or disease.

Like its close relative, marijuana, commercial hemp also contains powerful medicinal properties in an oil that is extracted from the seeds and leaves of hemp. Unlike marijuana, hemp contains little or no THC, the psychotropic ingredient that can make you "high." Thus, industrial hemp does not violate the controlled substances act (CSA). This why CBD OIl that is extracted from selected strains of hemp for its cannabidiol content can be legally shipped in interstate commerce as either a food product or a dietary supplement.

The FDA Letters: As a example of one of several letters they wrote on Feb. 4, 2016, the following excerpts are taken from a warning letter sent to

Dear Brandon Note: This is to advise you that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviewed your website at the Internet address in January 2016 and has determined that you take orders there for the products “Herbal Renewals Gold CBD Oil,” “Herbal Renewals CBD Oil Spray,” “Entourage Occam’s Razor Hemp e Liquid,” “Plus CBD Oil Hemp Salve Relief,” and “Hempotion Cannabidiol Extract Tincture,” which you claim contain cannabidiol (CBD). FDA also reviewed your social media websites at and The claims on your websites establish that the products are drugs under section 201(g)(1)(B) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act) [21 U.S.C. § 321(g)(1)(B)] because they are intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease. As explained further below, introducing or delivering these products for introduction into interstate commerce for such uses violates the Act. You can find the Act and FDA regulations through links on FDA’s home page at

Although you market “Herbal Renewals Gold CBD Oil” and “Herbal Renewals CBD Oil Spray” as dietary supplements, FDA has concluded based on available evidence that CBD products are excluded from the dietary supplement definition under section 201(ff)(3)(B)(ii) of the Act [21 U.S.C. § 321(ff)(3)(B)(ii)]. Under that provision, if an article (such as CBD) has been authorized for investigation as a new drug for which substantial clinical investigations have been instituted and for which the existence of such investigations has been made public, then products containing that substance are outside the definition of a dietary supplement. There is an exception if the substance was “marketed as” a dietary supplement or as a conventional food before the new drug investigations were authorized; however, based on available evidence, FDA has concluded that this is not the case for CBD.

In addition to the above, the FDA also stated:

Examples of claims observed on your website that establish the intended use of your products include, but may not be limited to, the following: On the webpage titled “Herbal Renewals: Gold CBD Oil (255mg-15.3g CBD)”: “Alleviates anxiety” “Strong analgesic properties” “CBD has been proven to be effective against inflammation, anxiety and chronic pain.” “Studies that are currently underway explore the possibility that CBD is also a powerful natural solution for other serious health problems including symptoms of heart disease, diabetes, cancer . . . .”

On the webpage titled “Herbal Renewals: CBD Oil Spray (100mg CBD)”: “Introducing the world’s best herbal remedy for anxiety: CBD Spray by Herbal Renewals is here to dissolve your worries away with the powerful, all-natural healing properties of CBD oil.” “Herbal Renewals CBD Spray is hailed as the best herbal remedy for anxiety thanks to CBD’s powerful anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) properties.” “Cannabidiol has been proven to be a powerful natural remedy against inflammatory diseases, chronic pain, and anxiety without known side effects . . . .” “[N]ew and emerging research suggests that CBD may also be a potent natural remedy for a wide range of other ailments, including heart disease, . . . diabetes . . . ..”

The FDA's two pronged attack

Based on court cases from the past 75 years, the FDA has convinced the Federal Courts to expand the definition of "drug" beyond its original Congressional purpose in 1906 where the legal definition of the term "drug" was directed against Narcotics, Opiates and Nostrums.

Court cases as early as 1920 expanded the definition of drug to include mineral water and in later cases, food, herbs, spices, fruits and vegetables when the FDA disagreed with speech or printed literature about their health benefits. Thus, based on this expanded definition that speech (intended use) creates drugs, the FDA alleges that CBD oil is an unapproved new drug.

In my own legal battle with the FDA, I have made the case that this expanded definition is defective and contrary to the intent of Congress based on speeches supporting passage of the Pure Food Act of 1906, found in the Congressional Record of 1905/06. In addition, this expanded definition of "drug" violates the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights, but especially the First Amendment as it criminalizes commercial speech.

The second prong of their warning letters is more ominous because the FDA attorneys assert that because an investigational New Drug Application (INDA) was filed by GW Pharmaceuticals to test CBD oil as a treatment for pain from cancer is that the sale of CBD oil is thus illegal as a dietary supplement. (See Footnote 1.) If the Federal Courts uphold this interpretation of the law, then the only option left will be to market CBD Oil as a food or herbal supplement. CBD oil would continue to be as legal as herbal teas and extracts as well as wheat germ oil, neem seed oil, te tree oil and many other plant oils that have unique medicinal properties.

CBD oil has drawn special interest by big Pharma and the FDA in the category of plant oils because it contains a wide range of medicinal healing properties that are literally unmatched in the plant kingdom. Its properties are well supported by scientific studies that include its use as an antioxidant, a nervine, preventing and treating neuropathy, many forms of cancer, and Multiple Sclerosis. CBD Oil is legal to buy from your local health care practitioner, health food store or online.

I should mention here that the subject of medical marijuana needs to be separated from CBD Oil because marijuana has levels of THC that make it a controlled substance and illegal in many states. Contrary to the confusion and mis-information circulating in some elements of the mass media, CBD OIl derived from certain species of hemp that have little or no THC and are legal to ship and purchase in all 50 states.

I recently purchased a bottle to test on myself. The one ounce bottle I obtained has a spray dispenser and contains 80 mg of CBD oil. I should mention here that the subject of medical marijuana needs to be separated from CBD Oil because marijuana has levels of THC that make it a controlled substance and illegal in many states. Contrary to the confusion and mis-information circulating in some elements of the mass media, CBD OIl derived from certain species of hemp that have little or no THC and are legal to ship and purchase in all 50 states.

FDA Footnote. See “Sativex Commences US Phase II/III Clinical Trial in Cancer Pain,” available at and “GW Pharmaceuticals Receives Investigational New Drug (IND) from FDA for Phase 2/3 Clinical Trial of Epidiolex in the Treatment of Dravet Syndrome,”

Note: You can read all ten Warning Letters at Clink on Warning Letters and then search for "CBD oil" to access all the letters. So far no one has responded to the FDA letters to distributors of CBD Oil.


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4/18/2016 - Back to the Sixties Music Video

This video was sent by my cousin John Forgette from California. This is the one of the best presentations of the sixties that I have seen online - created by It is very well done. Just click on the link, sit back and enjoy the memories. Great photos and music. If you're not quite old enough to have been there, feel free to pass it on to someone who is. A link is also provided next to the cup of coffee on your right. Click here

April 15, 2016 U.S. v. LeBeau Update

4/12/2016 US. Attorney seeks an extension of time to answer my brief. I received a motion from the local U.S. Attorney asking the Appellate Court for a 21 day extension of time to answer my Appellate brief. The government's response to my brief was originally due April 20th. In the motion U.S. Attorney Jonathan Koenig indicated he did not fully understand the issues in this case and needed the additional time to consult with FDA in preparing his response. Today, the 7th Circuit approved the motion for extension of time until May 11, 2016. As the appellant, the 7th circuit also gave me until May 25 to file my reply to their response. Conrad LeBeau

FDA chills the marketing of CBD Oil
(As a derivative of hemp, CBD oil does not contain the psychotropic drug THC, and is not recreational marijuana)

For several months, local TV stations in the Milwaukee area have reported on two local parents whose children had daily seizures and who were relieved of their seizures by the use of CBD oil known as Cannabidiol. CBD oil is a derivative of hemp flowers and has a wide range of medicinal uses for many other health conditions including cancer. CBD oil contains little or no THC - a controlled substance that would otherwise violate the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). At least one of the families had to move to Colorado to obtain the CBD oil for their son whose seizures were reported to have promptly stopped with this treatment.

In response to my own legal battle with the FDA over the definition of "drug" and the many legal issues I have raised in my own case, I was contacted by a manufacturer of CBD oil for my perspective on the legal issues involved in the marketing of CBD oil. Without getting into the weeds of the many legal issues, I would like to know who filed a New Drug Application (NDA) for manufacturing and marketing CBD oil as reported in the article by Cannabis Attorney Robert Hoban. [CBD oil as derivative of hemp or marihuana is a natural substance and is not patentable.]

The article "FDA Chills Cannabidiol Marketplace" by Robert Hoban Esq is published in "New Cannabis Ventures." Hoban reports that various federal agencies are attempting to stop the importation and distribution of CBD oil in the United States. My own legal battle with the FDA contains a number of legal issues that overlap with those who are trying to make medical marijuana legal and available throughout the United States.

In the current political scene, the only presidential candidate who has expressed a willingness to end the control of the FDA and other federal regulatory agencies by political puppets of big drug companies is Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Meanwhile, the battle for justice, health freedom, and the supremacy of Constitutional law will continue.


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April 1, 2016 Update

The latest issue of the Journal of Immunity has been published. Topics covered are - U.S. v. LeBeau Health Freedom Rights Legal Battle moves from Milwaukee to the 7th Circuit Court - Court of Appeals acceptApril 12, 2016: US v LeBeau us my Appellate brief for filing. The U.S. government is notified that it has until April 20 to respond. Following their response, I have 14 days to reply. 7th Circuit Judges will read the respective briefs and decide whether to rule on the merits or ask for a transfer of the entire file and set a date for oral arguments.

Also is an article by Dr. Ron Peters Md on "Emotions" and how they affect our health plus an" Update on Vitamin D," A "Protocol on treating Lyme disease with Monolaurin" was sent by a reader. Excerpts from two scientific studies on using monolaurin in treating lyme, fighting bacterial infections, and viruses. Monolaurin has been used to treat herpes, hiv, chronic fatigue syndrome, some strains of influenza and other infections. One abstract I quoted in the journal states that: "glycerol monolaurate (monolaurin) is 200 times more effective than lauric acid" found in coconut oil. Read the latest Journal of Immunity here.


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March 18, 2016 - United States V. LeBeau update

I sent the following email today to the group following my legal fight with the U.S. FDA and DOJ that is now of 5 years duration and continuing. [I also inadvertently sent a copy to the Blackseed and Vitamin D users group on this website.] Conrad

Greetings: The legal battle to restore First Amendment rights and with it "Freedom of Choice in Medicine" has now moved to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. I continue to represent my self with standby legal advice from the Federal Defender's local office in Milwaukee and the pro se Clerk at the 7th Circuit in Chicago. Last month I mailed each of you a copy of Judge Charles Clevert's decision of Feb.. 3, 2016. Clevert's decision in my my case took him over 3 years to write, and it happened only after I wrote him a letter last May and compared him to Nero of Rome where it is written: "while Nero fiddled, Rome burned "

I also told him in that letter I was planning to file a Petition for a Writ of Mandamus against him and seek an Order from the Appellate Court to compel him to write a decision. Being that I was in a testy relationship with a Federal Judge, I fully expected an adverse decision and he did deliver one. However, I found in his Decision several weaknesses and misleading statements. Yesterday I filed with the 7th Circuit 4 copies of my "Appellate Brief" which was an appeal of Judge Clevert's decision. It was due no later than March 23. It contained no more than 11, 123 words as counted by my computer.

While most appeals deal with one or two questions, this case has 10 basic questions with sub questions under some of the main questions. I also filed a Petition for En banc and asked for nine Appellate judges (instead of 3) to review this case and hear my oral arguments when they are presented in Chicago. The next thing that will happen will be a response from the Local U.S. Attorney - Jonathan Koenig. It will be interesting to see how he responds to the excerpts I included in my brief from an email I received from former AUSA Giampietro of the DOJ on Nov 1, 2011 which I consider a personal threat if I did not accept his latest Plea Bargain offer.

The Dept of Justice likes to keep its dirty laundry hidden from the Federal Judges on how it achieves such a high degree (99%) conviction rate with its hidden behind the scenes tactics of threats and intimidation against defendants. There is a lot of legal ground covered in my brief. The next event will be when the 7th Circuit sets a date for oral presentations in Chicago. I will notify everyone on this email list as soon as the date becomes available. I believe the public can attend and listen to the arguments presented on both sides. I will double check this to make sure so anyone who wants to listen to this case being argued can personally attend.

Take Care and Thank You for your interest in this case.

See all 3 attached files. Conrad LeBeau.

My Appeal of Clevert's Decision to the 7th Circuit (30 pages March 17 2016)

My Petition for En banc (3 pages March 17, 2016)

Judge Clevert's Decision (24pages Feb. 3, 2016)

Next update April 1, 2016


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March 2nd - This mornings Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Cartoon

March 1 2016
Topical Apple Cider Vinegar for Common Conditions

Conrad LeBeau
Topical Cider vinegar dissolves a bone spur on my heel. I recently had a sore heel caused by a bone spur that was so painful that I limped when I walked. I took 1/2 cup of raw organic apple cider vinegar and poured it on a towel. I wrapped the towel around my foot and left it there for 20 minutes. Within 24 hours, the pain was completely gone. It has not returned. I was so impressed with the fast results that I would try it on any other skin condition, muscle or joint pain or other body part that hurts to see what it would do.

Other conditions successfully treated by health care practitioners who used topical apple cider vinegar include arthritis, rheumatism, hives, and warts. One local person told me that he placed a towel soaked in ACV over a wart for 10 minutes. After 7 treatments over a 7 day period, he said the wart simply disappeared. He said it worked better than Compound W, and since then he said he used ACV to get rid of other warts that have bothered him. reports a wide range of health conditions helped or alleviated by the oral use of ACV. Usually one teaspoon in water is taken 3 times a day. It has been used to lower blood sugar and blood pressure. Applied topically, reports that apple cider vinegar has been used for "acne, sunburn, shingles, insect bites, dandruff, allergic reactions and vaginal infections."

An ingredient in Ginger root (6-Shogaol) kills breast cancer
cells without damaging normal cells

PLoS One. 2015 Sep 10;10(9):e0137614. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0137614.

6-Shogaol Inhibits Breast Cancer Cells and Stem Cell-Like Spheroids by Modulation of Notch Signaling Pathway and Induction of Autophagic Cell Death. Ray A1, Vasudevan S1, Sengupta S1. Abstract

"Cancer stem cells (CSCs) pose a serious obstacle to cancer therapy as they can be responsible for poor prognosis and tumour relapse. In this study, we have investigated inhibitory activity of the ginger-derived compound 6-shogaol against breast cancer cells both in monolayer and in cancer-stem cell-like spheroid culture. The spheroids were generated from adherent breast cancer cells. 6-shogaol was effective in killing both breast cancer monolayer cells and spheroids at doses that were not toxic to noncancerous cells.

"The percentages of CD44+CD24-/low cells and the secondary sphere content were reduced drastically upon treatment with 6-shogaol confirming its action on CSCs." Read the complete article here The article is also posted on our list of Full Text Scientific Articles link the right column. Other researchers have found that 6-Shogoal also kills colon cancer cells.


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Feb 17, 2016 - Petition to the Federal Reserve Board

by Conrad Lebeau. Today I started a petition started at to Janet Yellin - Chairperson of the Federal Reserve Board to keep interest rates near zero percent as a permanent Fed policy. To read and sign this petition, Click here

Feb 14, 2016 update
The following article is from
Zika Virus may not be the direct cause of birth defects as alleged. Argentine and Brazilian doctors suspect the mosquito insecticide "Pyriproxyfen"

With the proposed connection between the Zika virus and Brazil's outbreak of microcephaly in new born babies looking increasingly tenuous, Latin American doctors are proposing another possible cause: Pyriproxyfen, a pesticide used in Brazil since 2014 to arrest the development of mosquito larvae in drinking water tanks. Might the 'cure' in fact be the poison?

The World Health Organization view that the microcephaly outbreak in Brazil's impoverished northeast is caused by the Zika virus has, so far, received few challenges. Brazil's Health Minister, Marcelo Castro, has gone so far as to say that he has "100% certainty" that there is a link between Zika and microcephaly, a birth defect in which babies are born with small heads.

The view is widely supported in the medical community worldwide, including by the US's influential Center for Disease Control. But there is no hard evidence of the link, rather a mixture of epidemiological indications and circumstantial evidence. One of the key scientific papers, by A S Oliveira Melo et al in the journal Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, found Zika virus in the amniotic fluids and other tissues of the affected babies and their mothers. But only two women were examined, far too small a number to establish a statistically significant link.

The New York Times also reported on 3rd February on the outcome of analyses by Brazil's Health Ministry: "Of the cases examined so far, 404 have been confirmed as having microcephaly. Only 17 of them tested positive for the Zika virus. But the government and many researchers say that number may be largely irrelevant, because their tests would find the presence of the virus in only a tiny percentage of cases." And last weekend, the most powerful indicator yet that the microcephaly may have another cause altogether was announced by Colombia's president, Juan Manuel Santos, as reported by the Washington Post. Colombian public health officials, stated Santos, have so far diagnosed 3,177 pregnant women with the Zika virus- but in no case had microcephaly been observed in the foetus.

Argentine doctors: it's the insecticide

Now a new report has been published by the Argentine doctors' organisation, Physicians in the Crop-Sprayed Towns (PCST), [1] which not only challenges the theory that the Zika virus epidemic in Brazil is the cause of the increase in microcephaly among newborns, but proposes an alternative explanation. According to PCST, the Ministry failed to recognise that in the area where most sick people live, a chemical larvicide that produces malformations in mosquitoes was introduced into the drinking water supply in 2014.

STOP PRESS - Brazilian state Rio Grande do Sul bans Pyriproxyfen for use in controlling Zika virus mosquitos. This pesticide, Pyriproxyfen, is used in a state-controlled programme aimed at eradicating disease-carrying mosquitos. The Physicians added that the Pyriproxyfen is manufactured by Sumitomo Chemical, a Japanese 'strategic partner' of Monsanto. - a company they have learned to distrust due to the vast volume of the company's pesticides sprayed onto Argentina's cropland.

Pyriproxyfen is a growth inhibitor of mosquito larvae, which alters the development process from larva to pupa to adult, thus generating malformations in developing mosquitoes and killing or disabling them. It acts as an insect juvenile hormone or juvenoid, and has the effect of inhibiting the development of adult insect characteristics (for example, wings and mature external genitalia) and reproductive development.

The chemical has a relatively low risk profile as shown by its WHO listing, with low acute toxicity. Tests carried out in a variety of animals by Sumitomo found that it was not a teratogen (did not cause birth defects) in the mammals it was tested on. However this cannot be taken as a completely reliable indicator of its effects in humans - especially in the face of opposing evidence.

The PCST commented: "Malformations detected in thousands of children from pregnant women living in areas where the Brazilian state added Pyriproxyfen to drinking water are not a coincidence, even though the Ministry of Health places a direct blame on the Zika virus for this damage." They also noted that Zika has traditionally been held to be a relatively benign disease that has never before been associated with birth defects, even in areas where it infects 75% of the population.

Brazilian doctors also suspect pyriproxyfen

Pyriproxyfen is a relatively new introduction to the Brazilian environment; the microcephaly increase is a relatively new phenomenon. So the larvicide seems a plausible causative factor in microcephaly - far more so than GM mosquitos, which some have blamed for the Zika epidemic and thus for the birth defects.

The PCST report, which also addresses the Dengue fever epidemic in Brazil, concurs with the findings of a separate report on the Zika outbreak by the Brazilian doctors' and public health researchers' organisation, Abrasco. [2] Abrasco also names Pyriproxyfen as a possible cause of the microcephaly. It condemns the strategy of chemical control of Zika-carrying mosquitoes, which it says is contaminating the environment as well as people and is not decreasing the numbers of mosquitoes. Instead Abrasco suggests that this strategy is in fact driven by the commercial interests of the chemical industry, which it says is deeply integrated into the Latin American ministries of health, as well as the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organisation.

Abrasco names the British GM insect company Oxitec as part of the corporate lobby that is distorting the facts about Zika to suit its own profit-making agenda. Oxitec sells GM mosquitoes engineered for sterility and markets them as a disease-combatting product - a strategy condemned by the Argentine Physicians as "a total failure, except for the company supplying mosquitoes." Both the Brazilian and Argentine doctors' and researchers' associations agree that poverty is a key neglected factor in the Zika epidemic. Abrasco condemned the Brazilian government for its "deliberate concealment" of economic and social causes: "In Argentina and across America the poorest populations with the least access to sanitation and safe water suffer most from the outbreak."

PCST agrees, stating, "The basis of the progress of the disease lies in inequality and poverty." Abrasco adds that the disease is closely linked to environmental degradation: floods caused by logging and the massive use of herbicides on (GM) herbicide-tolerant soy crops - in short, tries "the impacts of extractive indus." The notion that environmental degradation may a factor in the spread of Zika finds backing in the view of Dino Martins, PhD, a Kenyan entomologist. Martins said that "the explosion of mosquitoes in urban areas, which is driving the Zika crisis" is caused by "a lack of natural diversity that would otherwise keep mosquito populations under control, and the proliferation of waste and lack of disposal in some areas which provide artificial habitat for breeding mosquitoes." Community-based actions The Argentine Physicians believe that the best defence against Zika is "community-based actions".

An example of such actions is featured in a BBC News report on the Dengue virus in El Salvador. A favourite breeding place for disease-carrying mosquitoes is storage containers of standing water. El Salvadorians have started keeping fish in the water containers, and the fish eat the mosquito larvae. Dengue has vanished along with the mosquitoes that transmit the disease. And so far, the locals don't have any Zika cases either. Simple yet effective programmes like this are in danger of being neglected in Brazil in favour of the corporate-backed programmes of pesticide spraying and releasing GM mosquitoes. The latter is completely unproven and the former may be causing far more serious harm than the mosquitoes that are being targeted.

Other News - Judge Charles Clevert's issues his Opinion

by Conrad LeBeau
In the case of U.S. v. LeBeau (10-CR-00253) Federal Judge Charles Clevert issued his long awaited decision on Feb 3, 2016. After a delay of 3 years, the Federal Judge finally published a 24 page decision that basically affirmed the opinions of Magistrate William Callahan in a case that now involves challenges to how the FDA interprets and enforces the FDC Act. His adverse decision was not unexpected.

A "Notice of Appeal" to the 7th Circuit in Chicago was filed on Feb 12. Standby Counsel is Attorney Daniel Stiller. Links to his decision and a brief that I will write and file with the 7th circuit will be posted simultaneously, possibly in late March or April this year. Earlier briefs are posted here that discuss the legal issues in this appeal, and can be read at the Forum link on this website.


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Feb 1st 2016 update

Case Reports (Vitamin D increases CD4 counts)

Cindy from lower Michigan. a female who has been hiv+ since 1986 and has tried many many drugs as well as alternative therapies over the many years called us in the past two weeks to share her latest results. In Oct 2015, she used the HIV drugs Isentress and Epzicom plus the following supplements: Vitamin D 5000 i.u daily, Brazil nuts - 6 per day (food source of selenium), Black seed capsules 3 twice daily, Naltrexone - 3 mg before bedtime once daily. Results - vitamin D levels in Oct were 53 ng/ml, PCR - non-detectable viral load. CD4 count 376. From Oct to January, dosage of vitamin D was increased to 10000 i.u. daily. In January 2016, new test results showed an increase in the CD4 count to 586, an increase of 210 from the October test. PCR for HIV remained undetectable.

Conclusion - since Cindy had been undetectable for HIV and had a CD4 count in the 300 range for the past several years, and the other components of her daily regimen were basically unchanged, the increase in the CD4 count is attributed to the higher daily dosage of vitamin D (10,000 i.u.) added in October through the Jan 2016 test period. Note: the name Cindy was used in place of her real name to protect her privacy although she is from lower Michigan and all the other information is accurate as was given to us.

Mary from Brooklyn. We reported on the experiences of Mary on this website with a detailed and lengthily article in the September 2015 update. (Scroll down to read it). At the time we thought that her combination of the HIV drug Complera, along with Black Seed powder, beet juice and vitamin D had resulted in her CD4/CD8 ratio returning to a normal 1.46 reference range (normal is usually from 1.0 to about 2.0). Last year she used the saliva (Oraquick) test for HIV and the result was negative. However, we since have learned that this test is not reliable when your viral load for HIV is non-detectable - her doctor ordered the p24 antigen test that would indicate the presence of active virus. The result came back positive for the presence of the p24 antigen for HIV which means that there was still the presence of an active virus somewhere in her body.

Her latest labs in January 2016 is that the CD4/CD8 ratio has increased to 2.1 and her blood test for vitamin D has increased to the upper quadrant. The upper quadrant is 75 to 100 The normal reference ranges for vitamin D are usually 30 to 100 ng/ml. Her latest vitamin D levels is now 88 ng/ml. This is first time report of someone with this high a vitamin D level who also has a normal CD4/CD8 ratio and is non detectable. To determine if this combination has resulted in total eradication of HIV from the her body will now require a second p24 antigen test for HIV - or in other words - can she now stop all HIV treatments without the virus coming out of hiding and starting replicating again? Stay tuned - we will report the results here when they come in.

Miraculous Water now available direct from San Damiano, Italy. We first reported on the Miraculous Water of San Damiano in Sept 1996 - some 20 years ago in Positive Health News Report No 12. The miraculous healing water from San Damiano has been flowing from a well dug in San Damiano, Italy, at the request of the Virgin Mary in 1966. It was dug in accordance to instructions given during an apparition with the Virgin Mary received by Rosa Quattrini. The message received by the visionary, Rosa Quattrini, was that this water would help purify the body and soul, and that many people who used this water would recover their health (especially those who used it with prayer and faith).

In 2002 we attempted to import the water from Italy but had extreme problems getting it shipped to us. Orders got lost, cash sent in envelopes got stolen; some bottles leaked in shipment and the list goes on. The local catholic church authorities whom I contacted that own the land on which the well is located would not ship out the water (fearing contamination by terrorists). In 2004, we finally made contact with Lauri Tiziana of San Damiano, who lives in San Damiano. She has shipped the water to us for the past 12 years. We are grateful for her continuing efforts. Many people who have used this water have been helped, some said they were cured of various illnesses. More than one person told me they would not be alive today were it not for this water.

Today Feb... 1st, 2016, one of her daughters, Amandine Confignal, has set up a website (garden of roses) for shipping the Miraculous Water to anyone in any country - worldwide. Orders are payable in Euros by email through paypal and may be placed through the hortus-rosarum website. A price list may be obtained by an email sent to Blessed cloths are also available now and later this year, possibly rose petals and other spiritual objects. The new website is set up in Wordpress format.

Note: If you live in the US or North America, it may cost you less to obtain small quantities direct from us at our Order page. Due to limited supplies, we restrict orders to 10 bottles per person. We will continue to import the water and repackage them in both regular and spray bottles for the foreseeable future.


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Jan 15 update - latest journal now online

The latest issue of the Journal of Immunity v13n4 was mailed out on Jan 11. Besides a reprint of the article on The Mineral Deficiency Theory of Obesity and Dr Ron Peters article on B12 for Nerve and Brain Health, there is an article on Selenium for AIDS and Cancer, Vitamin D sufficiency for immune restoration and a verbal statement from Federal Judge Charles Clevert that he is working on writing his decision in my 5 year legal saga with the U.S. Food and Drug Adm. The full journal article is posted here as a pdf document. Enjoy.

Sen. Bernie Sanders opposes Dr. Robert Califf for FDA commissioner

On Jan 12th, FDA nominee to be the new commissioner was approved by a voice vote of the Senate panel. However, the nominations may be blocked by Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. Sen. Murkowski will withhold her support until the FDA states that it will require the labeling of genetically modified salmon. Senator Murkowski stated: "If they are trying to get my support, they sure fumbled that ball."

In addition, quoted Presidential Candidate Senator Bernie Sanders as opposing the nomination of Dr. Robert Califf as being too closely tied to big pharmaceutical interests. Sanders said the country need an FDA commissioner who sill stand up to the pharmaceutical industry and that Robert Califf "is not that person." Several other news sources said Sanders is considering a hold on the nomination. The article reports that Califf received "$29,000 in consulting fees, travel, meals and other payments from drug makers in 2014." An extensive article with links to Sen. Sanders press release opposing Califf's nomination can be found at or directly at Bernie Sanders website.

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Jan 2, 2016
"The Mineral Deficiency Theory of Obesity"
by Conrad LeBeau

Along with our national debt, our national waistline grows by the year. The obesity epidemic started sometime in the 1980’s and is now widespread in many developed nations. According to, obesity in American adults has more than doubled from 15% in 1980 to 30% or higher. Childhood rates of obesity have tripled. Obesity is linked to more than 30 diseases. 34% of all adults over the age of 40 are obese. They have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30. states:

“Most Americans, however, do not eat a healthful diet and are not physically active at levels needed to maintain proper health. Fewer than 1 in 3 adults and an even lower proportion of adolescents eat the recommended amount of vegetables each day. Compounding this is the fact that a majority of adults (81.6%) and adolescents (81.8%) do not get the recommended amount of physical activity. “

Weight gain during the Holidays

Weight gain during the winter months and holidays can range from 1 to 10 lbs. Getting it off is not as easy as outing it on. Adults over 40 have a harder time losing weight, even with regular daily exercise, than for someone in their 20’s. When you are over 50 or 60, the weight comes off even slower, if at all. There is a long list of reasons for this, including lower DHEA levels, human growth hormone (HGH), and less restful restorative sleep. Excess consumption of salt and sugar leads to a decrease in insulin sensitivity. With an aging body, there is a loss of metabolic efficiency. Complex health conditions like obesity and cancer can have 101 contributing factors. There are also genetic and life style factors. There are no simple pills to take to cure obesity.

The Mineral Deficiency Theory of Obesity is linked to a loss of potassium and trace minerals in the diet Metabolic syndrome covers a whole range of modern health problems including insulin resistance, increased craving for sweets, and carbohydrates. The effect of this altered appetite in people is increased consumption of refined carbohydrates, which results in increased belly fat, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. Potassium and magnesium are two critical minerals that have been depleted from the soil after decades of commercial farming. It could be said that the food brought to market as a result of these farming practices is also deficient in some 60 trace-minerals as well as lacking in flavor and taste.

This is all before the food processors touch it and processed it in way to make it even more deficient in potassium, magnesium, trace minerals and other essential nutrients. The public buys highly processed food that has too much sodium in it, too much sugar, and corn syrup – all the result of refining and over processing. Refined white flout is the culprit and enriched wheat flour is as bad or worse. Enriched wheat flour and breads made from it should be avoided.

Manufacturers add iron and a few synthetic B vitamins to the flour. The iron is made in a laboratory and causes oxidative stress and damages the intestines; the iron and B vitamins are not plant based. Synthetic B vitamins are not in sync with multiple co-factors only found in whole grains. Artificial B vitamins can increase your appetite for sweets and refined carbs. This sets the stage for a complete range of health problems from diabetes to obesity. The outer bran (such as wheat bran) and germ from the whole grains are the most nutritious part of the grain and have the highest fiber, mineral and vitamin content. By removing these, you create nutrient deficiencies and imbalances that negatively impacts how the body processes carbs, protein, sugar and creates energy.

The second problem is how grains are ground. Grains too finely ground produce breads and bakery with a high glycemic index and spike blood sugar. To keep blood sugar on the level, you need whole grains used for breads that are chopped, crushed, steel cut or cracked (not finely ground). At least half the grains in healthy breads and crackers should be coarsely ground as described in the preceding paragraph. Nearly all the breads I observe at the local food markets and bakeries are contaminated with “enriched wheat flour” and are made entirely from finely ground flour. Those are two good reasons not to buy them.

Other things to look for are to avoid breads with Carmel coloring or corn syrup added. However, molasses, honey and vinegar are healthy choices as ingredients. Also, buy bread that weighs 1.5 to 2 lbs. or more and is not squeezable. Unless you have celiac disease, gluten free breads are poor choices due to their lack of high fiber content, and coarsely ground grains. The presence of egg whites, a common allergen, is usually found in gluten free breads. Egg whites, but not the yolk, may induce inflammatory reactions in the gut and joints.

The role of dietary potassium in hypertension and diabetes.
J Physiol Biochem. 2015 Dec 3. by Ekmekcioglu C1 et al.


Potassium is an essential mineral which plays major roles for the resting membrane potential and the intracellular osmolarity. In addition, for several years, it has been known that potassium also affects endothelial and vascular smooth muscle functions and it has been repeatedly shown that an increase in potassium intake shifts blood pressure to a more preferable level… Furthermore, accumulating epidemiological evidence from, especially, the last decade relates low dietary potassium intake or serum potassium levels to an increased risk for insulin resistance or diabetes….in addition to reduction of sodium intake, increasing dietary potassium intake may positively affect blood pressure and possibly also glucose metabolism in many populations.

1. Potassium and risk of Type 2 diabetes Expert Rev Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Sep; 6(5): 665–672. Ranee Chatterjee et al

2. Effects of potassium supplementation on insulin binding and insulin action in human obesity:……. by Norbiato G, et al Eur J Clin Invest. 1984 Dec;14(6):414-9.

Sugar – its negative effects

Sanjay Gupta MD reported on CNN today Jan 2 that in a 10-day study, the abstinence of sugar in the diet resulted in a significant decrease in triglycerides, blood pressure and insulin resistance. It is well established that reducing insulin resistance equates often with a reduction in appetite for sugar and refined carbohydrates and a reduction in abdominal fat.

Better Meals and Snack choices

Whole Grain Breads - characteristics of healthy bread – crushed whole wheat or cracked wheat or chopped rye whole grains should be the first ingredient listed. [Breads that list enrich flour should be avoided] Good choices: “Hunza Bread” by Bruno Bakeries in Chicago (1); Russian or Polish Rye bread; New England Brown Bread or Earth Friendly Wheat Bread. Also WASA rye, sourdough or multigrain crackers, AkMak crackers, and Crunch Master whole grain gluten free crackers. Wheat Bran blueberry muffins are usually high in fiber and minerals.

1. Bruno’s Bakery 3341 S Lituanica Ave Apt S, Chicago Ill 60608 773-254-6376. They also have bakeries in New York and N.J.

Meal Choices, Breakfast and Snacks

Whole grain breads, crackers and raw vegetables. Toast the whole grain bread and make a veggie sandwich (lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado, sliced carrots, organic cucumbers, sliced carrots, and sprouts) other raw veggies like radishes and green onions may be eaten with whole grain crackers.

Beans and Legumes Lima beans, Great Northern Beans, peas, black beans, pinto bean paste and many other beans. Serve with WASA whole grain crackers and salsa or with a baked yam.

Lemonade Recipe – to 1 cup of freshly pressed lemon juice, add 7 cups of spring water, ½ cup of maple syrup and 1/4th cup of Xylitol. Drink a small glass 3 times daily to flush fat from the liver and belly. [I use an electric citrus juicer to make this drink – available in department stores]

Coconut Water – a superb source of potassium and some 60 trace minerals. Drink 6 to 8 ounces before or with meals. Coconut water lowers blood pressure and your waistline.

Organic Low Sodium Chicken broth and Wakame seaweed flakes. To one cup of chicken broth, add 1 spoonful of Wakame flakes. Simmer for 3 minutes. Increases energy and burns fat for hours. – has powerful anti-cancer effects also.

Organic Molasses tea and mint. A real appetite killer due of its high concentration of potassium and 60 trace minerals. Add 1 teaspoon Molasses to a cup of hot water and 1 bag of peppermint tea. Steep 10 minutes. Use one or more times daily.

Apple or Acai Whey protein shake Add 2 ozs of frozen Acai pulp or cut and core one small granny smith apple and add to a blender. Add one cup of homemade lemonade and 15 to 20 grams of Whey protein from grass fed cows plus 2 teaspoons of cold pressed flax oil. Blend and drink as a meal replacement once or twice daily.

Pot-roasted organic chicken or bison with a mix of vegetables (onions, celery, carrots, rutabagas, zucchini etc.). A slow cooker works best for this meal. Use Mrs. Dash or Spike Vegit herbal blends for seasoning. Serve once daily.

Greek Salad or Chef Salad with oil and vinegar dressing. Goes great with one slice of real whole grain bread or crackers.


Nutritional Yeast or Brewer’s Yeast Powder (consider Solgar’s Brewers yeast powder). Fiber and Probiotic blends, Wheat grass powder (Kamut). Fiber-Probiotic blend – One tablespoon of Psyllium husk powder, one rounded teaspoon of Kamut (a heirloom wheatgrass) juice powder and ½ tsp. of a probiotic blend (e.g. Ojibwa Probiotic Blend). Use once in the AM or for more rapid weight loss, once before each meal.

Sweeteners – Good choices - Xylitol, chicory inulin, Malitol, maple syrup, and or honey. Foods to avoid or restrict– high fat cheese, all processed meats, nearly all processed foods, lunchmeats, sausages, eggs (use once or twice a week only), foods and pastries, most breads and pasta, candies, chocolate candy and ice cream. Avoid multiple vitamin tablets and high potency B vitamins. They stimulate the appetite.

Case Reports

#1. Milwaukee, WI. About 15 years ago, a middle-aged person was considerably overweight. As a result, he developed Type II Diabetes. In order to control his blood sugar, he began to eat 5 times each day. What he ate was vegetables, mostly steamed mixed vegetables. He said steamed green peas were his main source of protein. Within 6 months, as a result of this simple primitive diet, he not only balanced his blood sugar that returned to normal, he lost 50 lbs. and regained his health. His diet contained no meat, no milk products and no refined carbohydrates or sugar.

He said he avoided most fruit juice and opted to eat whole fruit when he ate fruit. He said that fruit juices would spike his blood sugar, especially grape juice. His diet was high in what is lacking in most diets today. It was high in fiber, both soluble and insoluble, high in potassium, calcium, magnesium and trace minerals. It was low in fat, low in sodium and low in refined carbohydrates including breads, candy and soda. He also took no vitamin supplements and used no drugs.

#2. This case is also from the Milwaukee area. This person drinks a quart of skim milk every day and never has a problem with any excess fat buildup and has no abdominal fat. He does not spend time a treadmill, does not jog, or lift weights, and yet remains an energy dynamo. He credits the drinking a glass of skim milk with each meal as his secret for staying slim. He also said he does not crave candy, refined carbs and eats little fat. His diet of meat, potatoes and veggies is not exceptionally different from an ordinary diet except for the amount of skim milk he drinks with each meal.

Like case #1, the skim milk in his diet would be high in potassium, calcium, magnesium and trace minerals. Whole vegetables, especially dark green vegetables like broccoli, spinach and kale, are naturally low in sodium, high in potassium, calcium and other trace minerals and low in fat.

#3 was from Kenosha. A male in his 50’s who belonged to a University started by Alfred Lawson, who stated the federal government should print money to finance its deficits instead of borrowing credit from private bankers. He told me he was vegetarian and ate no meat. I attended a luncheon once and noticed he was considerably overweight, probably 50 to 70 lbs. I also remember what he chose to eat. He ate lots of cheese and bread although he also ate some vegetables. By the size of his waistline, I would consider this “vegetarian” diet a failure.

His diet would have a higher fat content since most commercial cheese contains 4% milk fat. A better choice would be low fat cheese or 1% or low fat milk or yogurt. The white bread would be deficient in fiber, and minerals including potassium, calcium, magnesium and trace minerals. He also drank fruit juices. A better choice would be green tea with honey and lemon. This case shows that simply following a meatless diet alone does not make you a true vegetarian or give you a slim waistline.

Fasting for health of body and soul

At Medjugorje, the Virgin Mary told the visionaries that the best fast is bread and water, although acknowledging that there are other kinds of beneficial fasts like watching less television, striving to overcome personal addictions like drugs, smoking and drinking alcohol. She recommended the bread and water fast on Weds and Friday. For its spiritual benefits, it should be combined with prayer. [In my opinion, the next best fast is toasted whole grain bread with raw vegetables.]

Archived Articles from 2015 are below.

Latest Medjugorje Message, December 25, 2015

“Dear children! Also today I am carrying my Son Jesus to you and from this embrace I am giving you His peace and a longing for Heaven. I am praying with you for peace and am calling you to be peace. I am blessing all of you with my motherly blessing of peace. Thank you for having responded to my call. ”

The Virgin Mary's annual message to Jakov and the world was posted at one of two websites I access. The other is

9/12/98 Medjugorje - Jakov Received the 10th Secret

It was announced today in Medjugorje that Jakov, one of the six visionaries, received his 10th and last secret from Our Lady. Currently, Mirjana, Ivanka, and now Jakov have received all 10 secrets. Vicka, Marija, and Ivan have received 9. What follows is the official announcement from the Information Center in Medjugorje...


While on his journey in America, Jakov reported the following text to us from Miami. "On Friday September 11th during the regular apparition Our Lady told me to prepare myself specially by prayer for tomorrow's apparition because she will confide the 10th secret to me. On Saturday, September 12th Our Lady came at 11:15 (local time). When she came she greeted me as always with 'Praised be Jesus'. While she was confiding the 10th secret to me she was sad. Then with a gentle smile she said to me:

Dear child! I am your mother and I love you unconditionally. From today I will not be appearing to you every day, but only on Christmas, the birthday of my Son. Do not be sad, because as a mother I will always be with you and like every true mother I will never leave you. And you continue further to follow the way of my Son, the way of peace and love and try to persevere in the mission that I have confided to you. Be an example of that man who has known God and God's love. Let people always see in you an example of how God acts on people and how God acts through them. I bless you with my motherly blessing and I thank you for having responded to my call. (The apparition ended at 11:45)"

P.S. In a short telephone conversation with Fr. Slavko Barbaric, Jakov said that he cried for a long time and that he is very sad. Last Modified 11/22/2001

[12/25/15 Editor's comment - On 9/11/1998, three years to the date before the attack on the World Trade Center Towers, the Virgin Mary asked Jakov to prepare for the next day's revelations of the 10th secret by praying. It is well noted that the events of 9/11 plunged the United States and other nations into war in Iraq, a war that has now spread across the crescent of the Middle East from Libya to Afghanistan. Were these events foretold to Jakov in 1998? Today's message of peace to mankind is more hopeful, Peace begins in the heart with prayer, love, and the foregiveness of both friend and foe]

Dec 15, 2015 Bi-Weekly Report

An Open Letter to Janet Yellin, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, appeals to maintain low interest rates

Conrad LeBeau
The 7 member Federal Reserve Board meets Dec 15 and 16 to discuss and consider whether any changes should be made in the Discount rate or Federal Funds rate that the Federal Reserve Banks charge member banks who borrow funds. Currently, pressure to increase interest rates is coming from Big Eastern Banks, talking heads on TV, but not from the general public. The middle class, the working class, students who borrow for an education, credit card users, renters, home owners, and small businesses have not only nothing to gain but a lot to lose under any change in monetary policy that increases interest rates on borrowing.

So far, Janet Yellin, who has followed in the footsteps of her predecessor, Bernard Bernanke, has kept interest rates near zero. Last week, in my letter to Ms. Yellin that I mailed in a USPS flat rate priority envelope, I presented, from a consumers point of view, several reasons why raising interest rates at this time was a bad idea not only for the U.S. economy but for the world economy as well. In this letter, I made 4 specific proposals:

1. To maintain the Fed's discount (interest rate) at near zero as a permanent monetary policy.

2. To resume the purchase of U.S. bonds and securities at a rate of 100 billion dollars per month until the Fed owns most if not all the national debt. Federal Reserve Banks, unlike privately owned banks, must return their profits to the U.S. Treasury at the end of every year. Those profits are approaching 100 billion a year and are income for the U.S. government to fund its budget without the need for additional taxes. Under Quantitative Easing since 2008, the Federal Reserve Banks have paid over 500 billion dollars into the U.S. Treasury, as reported by the Associated Press (AP). This is a huge financial benefit for the Federal Government and for taxpayers. For 2014, the Federal Reserve paid $98.7 billion into the U.S. Treasury.

3. To substantially reduce the interest rates borrowers pay on credit cards, I asked the Federal Reserve to establish a Credit Card Discount Rate lending program to help consumers pay off high interest rate credit card debt with low interest rate funds from the Federal Reserve Banks.

4. To substantially reduce the interest rates borrowers pay on student loans, I asked the Federal Reserve to establish a Student Loan Discount Rate lending program to help college students pay off high interest rate credit card debt with low interest rate funding from the Federal Reserve Banks.

The Federal Reserve can do all this because Congress gave them an unique power: that is - to write checks against no funds and thus create bookkeeping entry money as a medium of exchange. A loan of Federal Reserve bank "credit" is electronic money, and exists entirely in the hard drives of the banks computers.

Example - Credit as "money" is "a promise to pay money" but is not "legal tender" coins or currency as defined by Congress for the payment of debts public and private. Borrowers use "credit" created by private banks every time the banks make a loan. [Credit as "money" circulates through the use of checks, money orders, bank drafts, credit cards, debit cards, and electronic funds transfers. Today, 90 to 95% or more of our money supply is a cashless exchange of numbers called "dollars" that are transferred between checking and savings accounts.]

Fractional Reserve Banking is Fraudulent Reserve Banking

Five dollars in cash is typically used as leverage to create and lend $100 in credit when the leverage is based on 5% reserves. Using $5 in cash to make a $100 loan of "credit" is called fractional reserve banking - Critics of this practice call it what it really is - fraudulent reserve banking. The interest collected on loans of bank credit is why most of the nation's wealth is now concentrated in the hands of the stockholders of major banks. Scroll down to the reprint below "Big Bank Probe Urged - Handful Controls Industry"

The effect of banks lending their credit as money is that they are exercising a power (to coin money) originally delegated to Congress in Article 1 Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution. It is both the ignorance and the corruption of elected members of Congress that this practice has continued for more than 200 years, since the establishment of the First United States Bank by Alexander Hamilton.

The First United States banks as well as the Second U.S. banks typically issued their own currencies. In 1913, the Federal Reserve Act signed by Pres. Woodrow Wilson delegated to the Federal Reserve Board regulatory powers including for setting the cash reserve requirements of all banks. The total amount of "credit" that banks have loaned to the government and the public in the past 100 years is unknown, but amounts to several trillions of dollars. It could be argued that the lending of credit, a form of money created by banks, is both illegal and unconstitutional.

[Big banks realize that Federal Reserve Banks, as non-profit institutions, are their competition when they lend credit to the government. With 4.5 Trillion (out of a total national debt approaching 20 trillion), in bonds and securities owned by the Federal Reserve Banks, the Federal Reserve banks own slightly over 20% of the national debt. The Federal Reserve returns about 98% of the interest they collect from the Federal Government back to the U.S. Treasury in December of each year, thus converting these bonds into virtual non-interest bearing debts.]

My 3-page letter to Fed Chairperson Janet Yellin is double spaced and easy to read. I urge everyone to not only read it but to make copies and send copies to your elected leaders in Washington. Copies may also be sent to individual members of the Federal Reserve Board. Click here to read my letter to Janet Yellin in its entirety.

[Become a volunteer for change by reprinting this letter and personally presenting it to your Congressmen and U.S. Senators at their local public meetings. When contacting your elected leaders, sending them an email is almost a complete waste of time. Just think about the number of emails you get every day that you simply delete because you don't take the time to read them. If an idea is worth bringing to the attention of an important person, why not invest $5 for a flat rate priority envelope and send it along with a short concise personal letter? This small investment will bring your message 1000 times more attention than sending an email to your Congressman or Senator.]

HIV, Vitamin D sufficiency and immune restoration

Denis from Croatia (orgonitash) sent the email group a link to this article originally published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Here is an excerpt from the author, Amara Ezeamama of the University of Georgia:

"Ezeamama conducted an 18-month longitudinal study in which the immune status of 398 HIV-positive adults was measured at 0, 3, 6, 12 and 18 months. The researchers, through observation, related the rise in immune function to whether or not individuals had adequate levels of vitamin D."

"Specifically, Ezeamama found that vitamin D helped the adults' CD4+T cells recover more quickly. CD4+T cells are a type of T cell that helps the immune system fight off pathogens. For HIV-positive adults, CD4+T cells are critical because of their weakened immune systems. Ezeamama found that participants with sufficient levels of vitamin D recovered more of their immune function -- on average 65 CD4+T cells more -- than those with vitamin D deficiency. The benefit of vitamin D sufficiency seemed greater for younger and underweight HIV-positive adults."

An article published in Science Daily has more information on this study.

Vitamin D update - personal

After taking 10,000 i.u. of vitamin D daily since July of this year, it has barely moved my numbers that were 47 ng/ml in July and are now 48 in December. About 3 months ago I stopped taking Coral Calcium along with the vitamin D. While studies have widely reported that vitamin D is needed to absorb calcium, could the reserve be true: that calcium helps with the absorption of vitamin D? Published studies indicate that magnesium assists vitamin D in immune function, and absorption may be improved by taking it with the evening meal instead of on an empty stomach. [After the latest test results I decided to take one vitamin D(10,000 i.u.) capsule with the evening meal along with one magnesium oxide (500 mg), vitamin A, 10,000 i.u. and one coral calcium capsule. In a few months, I will retest using the Life Extension Fdn Labcorp test and see if this improves the serum levels.

Life Extension FDN has dropped annual membership fees

The $75 dollar annual membership fee has been discontinued. Now you can join for free. The cost for the vitamin D test is just $47. LEF provides a list of local labcorp offices where the blood draw is made and results can be emailed or mailed to you within a few days. Since 75% of the population is deficient in vitamin D and it impacts the functional activity of your entire immune system, and as a hormone, vitamin D is involved in the prevention or treatment of over 100 health conditions, it should be considered a priority investment. For more information contact the Life Ext Fdn at 1-800-544-4440 or at Note: Medicare and most insurance companies will pay for doctor ordered tests for vitamin D serum levels.

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Dec 1st, 2015

The historic split between Sunni and Shiite Muslims is along religious fault lines

National Public Radio has an excellent article called Chronology - a History of the Shiite- Sunni Split, by Mike Shuster. The article documents the history of the birth of the Islam and historic divisions between the majority Sunni branch and the minority Shiite branches of the Muslim religion. It begins with the birth of the Prophet Muhammad in 570 and lists major events up to 2007.

With a Shiite dominated government in Baghdad and a Sunni population in Anbar province in the western part of Iraq and no reconciliation between the two factions, the Iraq and Syrian conflict is complex with multiple parties that have both similar and competing interests. The U.S. invasion of Iraq that removed the moderate Sunni dictator Saddam Hussein has now left the world a more dangerous place than it was before this ill advised invasion.

Recently, Daesh aka ISIS or ISIL with its fragmented caliphate in both Syria and Iraq have taken credit for its recent murderous rampage in France that killed 130 civilians and for the downing of a Russian aircraft in Egypt that killed 224 civilians who were on a vacation. ISIS has also decapitated American news reporter and photo journalist James Foley and has threatened the United States directly.

The conflict in Syria that started out as a street protest against President Assad has evolved into a Sunni vs. Shiite muslim war. President Assad and a majority of his followers are alawites - considered a branch of Shiite Islam. The battle lines are evolving along a major split in the followers of Muhammad. In a publication "The Commentator" is an article about Sunni and Shia Jihad by Valentino Colombo.

She states that Sunni and Shia Jihad in Syria today is clearly split along religious lines and could have serious consequences for the West. The Syrian conflict has moved past mere anger at President Assad. Valentino Colombo adds:

"In 2011 after the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia and the Lotus Revolution in Egypt, Syria proved that it was not immune to regional unrest. Syrians directed their anger against the secular Assad regime and, at the time, sectarianism did not play a role. Today, however, the battle in Syria is clearly split along religious lines. It is no longer about freedom versus dictatorship, but about Sunni versus Shia. According to Syria’s constitution, “freedom of religion is guaranteed” and “the State respects all religions.”

In Syria and several other countries, the conflict between Sunni and Shiites has spread. The fault lines are as follows. Two extreme factions exist on the fringes of the Sunni branch of Islam- they are al-qaeda and ISIS (aka Daesh). Both of these terrorist organizations support global jihad; the most violent and extreme group of the two is Daesh (ISIS). ISIS actions in killing unarmed civilians is well documented. They have video-taped their own savagery and crimes against humanity and posted their atrocities on social media like Utube and Facebook.

Countries with significant Sunni Muslims are Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey and Chechnya. The 19 hijackers who flew civilian airplanes into the World Trade Center on 9/11 all came from Saudi Arabia.

ISIS or Daesh is getting financial support, money and military supplies smuggled to them from wealthy oil sheiks in bordering countries - most likely -Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

Countries with significant Shiite Muslim populations are Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon. Hezbollah and Hamas Shiites are also allied with Syria, Iran and the current government in Baghdad, Iraq.

Since the U.S. invasion of Iraq, thousands of Shiite muslims have been killed by bombs hidden in open markets, at Mosques and in any area where a concentration of Shiite muslims has occurred. These attacks have been going on for a decade or longer and are led by al-qaeda and other Sunni extremist groups like ISIS. The moderate Sunni's who oppose these extremists have been unable to get the upper hand or have themselves been killed by the Sunni Jihadist terrorists.

A reader wrote the following in reply to Valentino's article in The Commentator:

from Hassan Ali
Muslim Shias are peaceful people. They are being killed, on daily basis, in their mosques , markets and other holy places. Killing and taking revenge are not part of Shias' religious literatures. They constantly seek to bring other Muslim sects to be unified as one Islamic entity. Most Islamic sects agree upon this aim except the Salafi, Takfiri and Wahabi groups. Shias fled their countries because of these terrorist groups. Even in their unwanted Diaspora! they lack some insecurity due to sporadic threats from such kind of people. In Australia, England and other Western countries, Shias are targeted mainly because they are Shias. Shias, in their original countries; such are Iraq, Syria, Egypt and some other Arab countries , suffer from suicide attacks, slaughtering, kidnapping and other violent acts. Western nations should enact laws (to) criminalize such instigation's and threats.

Today an effort led by France to unite the United States, Russia, France and other western democracies against ISIS is now underway. Whether this effort will also be coordinated with other natural allies against ISIS and al-qaeda like Russia, Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas remains to be seen.

Should the U.S. Accept Syrian Refugees or should we provide financial aid to resettle them in the Middle East?

Jordan, a small muslim country bordering Syria, is the home to several hundred thousand refugees from that worn-torn country. According to Dr. Ben Carson a Republican presidential candidate who recently visited Jordan, he stated there is a 3 billion dollar shortage in funding to support the basic needs of the refugees already there.

The United States should contribute an annual donation of 1 or 2 billion dollars to help support the refugees already there. Funding to help refugees stay in the Middle East or Europe is preferred to opening the door in the U.S. to a flood of refugees who may not feel welcome here. A few more mass shootings by suicidal Moslems will further poison the well of public opinion.

Funding for helping refugees need not involve taxpayer money or borrowing credit from Big New York banks. Congress could coin a single one-ounce platinum coin with a legal tender value of ten billion dollars and deposit it in a newly created special account at the Federal Reserve Bank to pay for food and housing for refugees of the Syrian civil war. Congress then can draw funds from this account with appropriate legislation and spend it on helping the refugees and for other worthy purposes.

In fact, since Congress has both the power to coin money under Art 1, Sec 8 of the U.S. Constitution, and also the power under Art 1, Sec 8 to borrow money on the credit of the United States, it should amend the U.S. Constitution to repeal the clause that gives it the power to borrow money. By exercising its power to coin money, Congress can pay off the entire national debt, and never have a deficit again or ever again need to borrow bank credit. It is a dereliction of duty for Congress and the President that a national debt was ever allowed to come into existence in the first place.

Note. I have had no response from the six presidential candidates that were mailed the Big Bank Probe packets a few weeks ago, except that Ben Carson's fund raisers called and asked for a donation. In the coming presidential candidate debates later this month and next, we will find out if these packets have had any effect on any of the presidential candidates.

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Nov 15, 2015 Report

13 November, 2015

Pour France - nous partageons votre douleur en cette période de deuil. Nous ne les oublierons pas. (To France - we share your pain in this time of mourning. We shall not forget.)

The face of senseless terrorism reared its ugly head in Paris, France, slaughtering over 129 innocent civilians in the name of islamic jihad. While there is plenty of mental illness to go around in this crazy world, the leaders and members of ISIS show blatant disregard for human life, and exceptional brutality not seen since the middle ages. The law of Karma will yet come full circle - what they do unto others shall be done unto them.

"Democratize the Banks" plan sent to 6 Presidential candidates.

Information packets with reprints of the 1968 Milwaukee Sentinel front page article with a 5 page letter outlining solutions to the credit, debt and money issue were mailed in priority mail envelopes to six presidential candidates this past week - the packets were sent to Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Rand Paul, Senator Ted Cruz, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Dr. Ben Carson and Donald Trump. It now remains to be seen if any of the ideas proposed will surface in upcoming presidential debates in both major parties. Read the full text of the 5 page letter (double spaced) here. Conrad

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Nov 1st 2015 Report
Reprinted from the Milwaukee Sentinel July 9 1968

Conrad LeBeau
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont stated in the nationally televised Democratic debate (Oct 2015) that less than a fraction of 1% of the population owns over 90% of the wealth in this country. Today, more than 47 years after it was published in the Milwaukee Sentinel on July 9, 1968, the above reprint of the findings of the House Banking Committee in 1968 is photographic evidence that the Senator from Vermont is right.

I have retained possession of this newspaper with its explosive headline since 1968 and have chosen this month to republish this most informative of articles. The yellowing of original newspaper shows in the photographic reprint I made this past week. This photographic reprint and important proposals for monetary and banking reform are published in the Forum section of this website and offer several solutions on how to deal with the debt crisis, and keep interest rates low or near zero. Coming soon - a proposal to democratize the banks to redistribute their wealth.

On that historic July date in 1968, while President Lyndon Johnson was in the White House and the Vietnam war was raging, the headlines read - BIG-BANK PROBE URGED "Handful Controls Industry". The article quotes from a letter by the Chairman of the House Banking Committee, the Honorable Wright Patman of Texas, who wrote to then U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark asking for an antitrust investigation of a handful of banks which the committee found controlled more than half of the nation's trillion dollar investment industry.

Today, nearly half a century later, that figure may well be over10 trillion dollars. A copy of the headline page article (upper part photo and the lower half of the Sentinel article plus the balance of the article on page 3 is on the Forum link.) A written transcript of the Sentinel article is part of this report - it is easier to read than using a magnifying glass to read the Sentinel's front cover.

Debt and Credit - two side of the same coin

The sole reason why commercial banks have accumulated most of the wealth of the nation in the past 200 years is because of trade secrets that the bankers have closely held that have allowed them to make loans way beyond their customer's deposits. The collective effect is that banks, especially the biggest banks, have created trillions of dollars through book-keeping entries with the use of bank checks and credit cards. The interest collected on these trillions of dollars in loans of credit have created a mountain of debt for the Federal Gov't, State governments, private industry, farmers, small businesses, student loans, credit card holders, and individuals. The result is economic slavery. At the same time, the bankers have made $trillions in profits as stock holders of the banks and as major stockholders in private industry. [to better understand how banks create money, read the article in the right column under "Money Creation - from the Knight's Templars to Wall St."

What to do about it all?

I am calling on everyone who visits this website to not only read, but to reprint this article, the photographic images, and get copies of selected Forum articles on solutions to this growing debt crisis into the hands of all political leaders of both parties, but especially all the presidential candidates in both parties.

The Forum articles are divided into 11 sections. The most important articles to reprint are in the first 2 sections. In the first section is Banking 101 under the [Coin, Credit, Currency and Banking 101] section and the first two articles under the next section titled ["Mint those Platinum Coins"] and ["Congress can authorize low interest rate credit cards...."] for the American People. It is important to educate our leaders and to reprint and mail all this material together to one or more presidential candidates of your choice and to include a personal cover letter.

I highly recommend reprinting the 3 articles I highlighted here and mailing it using a USPS priority Mail envelope to a presidential candidate of your choice and to your Congressman.

Watching the presidential debates in both political parties shows how incredibly ignorant the moderators of these debates are as well as most of the candidates on the subject of money, banking and the Federal Reserve. The number one issue should be reduce the future growth of both the public and private debt of the nation through monetary reform that restores an honest money system that keeps interest rates near zero as a permanent policy, refinances all high interest debt to lower interest rates, and to level the playing field with the super rich.

The job of taking our country back from the Wall St bankers, and the billionaires who reside there, belongs to all of us. Click here for the 3 photographs and the Forum articles. If we don't take Washington back from the billionaires on Wall St, and reclaim control over our own government, who will?

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October 15, report

B-12 deficiency is widespread

Dr. Ronald Peters MD

A recent study done at Oxford University and published in the journal Neurology, suggested that up to 40% of the population may be deficient in vitamin B-12. Vitamin B-12 deficiency is especially common among vegetarians and vegans, but it's also surprisingly common in meat eaters as well. Again, this is likely due to common intestinal absorption problems.

Symptoms of B-12 deficiency

1. Chest pain or shortness of breath
2. Fatigue or unexplained weakness
3. Dizziness, trouble with balance, and fainting
4. Confusion, memory loss or dementia
5. Coldness, numbness or tingling in the hands and feet
6. Slow reflexes or diminished nervous system function
7. Pale skin or yellowing of the skin
8. Sore mouth and tongue

To read Dr Peters complete article on vitamin B12, click here.

Editor's note: B12 deficiency is common in people with cancer, diabetes, hiv/aids, cardiovascular disease, dementia, eye function, nerve damage, neuropathy, people over 50, elevated homocysteine, and people with chronic problems with digestion.

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October 1, report

The latest issue of the Journal of Immunity (Vol 13, No 3) is in the printers and focuses on the role of Vitamin D in regulating T cells and Natural Killer cells. NYC HIV Case reports on a case where Complera, Black Seed powder, raw beet juice and Vitamin D - caused the CD4/CD8 ratio to return to normal. However, the latest test results for the p24 antigen indicate the HIV virus is still present. Analysis and commentary on this unique case, and where do we go from here?. Scientific research on Vitamin D for allergic Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Bronchitis and Asthma. Vitamin D regulates the expression of over 900 genes. Cancer Case reports with Vitamin D. My personal experience using 10,000 i.u vitamin D daily. A report on the use of Witch Hazel - scientific studies on its anti-inflammatory effects, antiviral and anti tumor. A case report from a reader who used Sunshine and Black Seed for HIV. Betulinic acid from White Birch bark kills Melanoma cancer cells. Chaga mushrooms for cancer. FDA vs. LeBeau update - new briefs are filed (Go to #18 for links) and a decision from the local federal judge may be near. Read the entire newsletter here.

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September 15th - A Case Report

Conrad LeBeau
This report is about a female from Harlem, NY. I will call her “Mary” not her real name. Here is a shortened version of her latest phone call to me on Sept 14, 2015. She is a married and her husband is HIV positive. Mary became infected in January 2015 after having had sex with her husband in an event that resulted in the breakage of a condom.

At the end of February, 2015, she tested positive on a standard HIV test for the virus. More testing found that her CD4 counts had dropped to around 340 while the CD8 count rose to 809 – the CD4/CD8 ratio being 0.42. The viral load for HIV was about 21000 in the February test.

In evaluating the effectiveness of any HIV treatment protocol, the usual lab numbers most of us look at are the viral load and the CD4 counts. Patient M’s original lab results from using a pharmaceutical HIV drug would be usual– CD4 counts increase and the viral load declines to a non-detectable level. No one would think these results are extra-ordinary if they missed this observation – after 3 months on this combination protocol, Patient M’s CD4/CD8 ratio returned to normal.

The significance of this is as remarkable as a bolt of lightning coming out of a clear blue sky. The immune system's initial response to the HIV virus is to flip or invert the CD4/ CD8 ratio. A typical example of a normal CD4/CD8 ratio before HIV is a CD4 count of 800 and a CD8 count of 500. If you divide 800 by 500, you get 1.6 and that would be a normal CD4/CD8 ratio. A few months ago, on May 15th I wrote why I thought we needed to pay more attention to the CD4/CD8 ratio; the main reason being that this ratio must return to normal before an evaluation of a possible cure for HIV/AIDS should be undertaken.

The usual reference range for a person who was never exposed to the HIV virus is between 1.0 and 2.0. However, after infection with HIV, the ratio flips and the CD8 counts increase while the CD4 counts drop until the ratio falls below 1.0. After HIV infection, you get the opposite – an example is a CD4 count of 400 and a CD8 count of 800. When you divide 400 by 800 it is 0.5 that is a typical ratio for someone who has active HIV infection. A CD4/CD8 ratio of less than 1.0 occurs when active HIV infection is present somewhere in the body.

The return of a normal CD4/CD8 ratio is important in HIV/AIDS because it likely indicates that, as the immune system sees it, the enemy is gone and the HIV virus can no longer be found. What I am saying is that a return of a normal CD4/CD8 ratio may be an indication that total eradication of the AIDS virus has occurred. In Dr. Onifade's et al studies in Nigeria, we were not given information on the CD4/CD8 ratios and how black seed therapy changed those ratios.

In my opinion, of the 7 reported cures of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, none of these cures would be possible without a return to a normal CD4/ CD8 ratio. This is because CD8 cytotoxic lymphocytes are activated to control and suppress HIV activity. Except for a few rare cases, the immune response does not clear the virus from the body.

Timeline of events in the past 6 months

Around March 11, patient M's doctor prescribed the pharmaceutical drug Complera, a once a day complete HIV treatment regimen in one pill. Patient M started on it immediately. The ingredients in Complera, its benefits and side effects, can be found at The website states that Complera is not a cure for AIDS. However, patient M's protocol involved more than using Complera.

On March 19, she used a coffee grinder to grind 4 teaspoons of whole black seeds into a powder which she mixed with water and took this twice a day for one month - then she reduced the dosage to two teaspoons twice a day.

She also blended 2 whole raw beets with a quart of water and made a smoothie. She drank ½ cup of the raw beet juice smoothie each day since March of 2015.

About 9 weeks later at the end of May, she had new lab results and they were – CD4 counts 560. PCR viral load for HIV now undetectable. The CD8 dropped to 383 and the CD4/CD8 ratio returned to a normal reference range at 1.46. At the time, neither Patient M nor her doctor realized the immunological significance of the CD4/CD8 ratio returning to a normal range.

In June after reading about the importance of vitamin D at Keep Hope Alive, she asked her doctor to test her vitamin D levels. He did and they were low. He then prescribed 50,000 i.u. of vitamin D which she has taken once a week since the middle of June.

On August 28, she had new lab results and they were – CD4 count 596. CD8 count was 310 and the CD4/CD8 ratio climbed to 1.92, yet, neither she nor her doctor understood the significance of these unprecedented lab results.

I told her my opinion that when the CD4/CD8 ratio returns to normal, it likely means she has been cured of HIV infection and that no active virus remains in her body. I asked her to get a standard HIV test for the Elisa/western blot to see if any antibodies remained.

In the first week of September, she went to CVS Pharmacy and paid $50 for the Oraquick HIV Test. It is a saliva test and it is reported to be 99% accurate. The results for HIV infection came back negative. Then, questioning those results, she went to a local hospital and had a blood test. There was an unexpected delay in the results getting back, and she was told the testing equipment had malfunctioned, and the test results were delayed 4 days. The results came back positive for HIV antibodies from this hospital blood test.

In the first week of September, Patient M called and told me what had happened. I told her that in more than 20 years, I never heard of anyone with HIV or AIDS having a normal CD4/CD8 ratio. I told her more testing needed to be done as two standard tests now contradicted each other. Her doctor told her the same thing and has now ordered a special PCR test to try to get to the bottom of her most unusual lab results. The test will seek to determine if she has or does not have any active HIV virions remaining in her body.

Her doctor said if the combination protocol she was on actually cleared the virus from her system, the HIV antibodies could still remain in her blood for up to one year. Her doctor also said that he has never heard of another case where the CD4/CD8 ratio in a person with HIV has returned to normal. We will follow this case closely as it develops.

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September 1st report

Editorial - Choose Peace- not War
The Iran Nuclear Agreement Deserves our Support

Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution reads, "The President ... shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur." The issue of whether or not the Iran Nuclear Agreement is a treaty or an Executive agreement may be a matter to be decided in the courts.

The agreement has the support of all five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council that includes the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China, and the United States, plus Germany, and the European Union. Ninety two nations have now endorsed this agreement. The only real opposition in coming from right wing factions in Israel, particularly Benjamin Netanyahu, and also diehard right wing opponents in Congress who patronize the current foreign policy of Israel for domestic political support. In spite of Netanyahu's opposition, there is significant support inside Israel for this agreement, and this also includes both present and former Jewish members of Congress as noted below.

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports that -
"President Barack Obama is leading efforts to keep Congress from killing the deal. Leading opposition to the deal, in addition to Republicans, are Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Much of the focus has been on the 27 Jewish lawmakers caucusing with Democrats in both chambers. Of these, six have said they will oppose the deal, 13 say they support it and eight are undecided."

Wikipedia has an extensive article on Iran, the history of the country, and its nuclear energy program. Here are two excerpts-

"Mohamed ElBaradei, former director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, wrote that "the only way to resolve the Iranian issue is to build trust...... it's about time now to understand that the Iranian issue is not going to be resolved except, until and unless we sit with the Iranians and try to find a fair and equitable solution."[361] "If this deal is followed up with a broader engagement of the IAEA and the international community, it can be a positive step.."

"Attacks on Iranian nuclear scientists. In a January 2012 article in Salon magazine, Glenn Greenwald noted the killing of at least five Iranian nuclear scientists during 2010 and 2011, by unknown attackers, with no apparent outcry in the Western media.[363] According to Iran, and privately confirmed by unnamed U.S. government officials, the attacks on the nuclear scientists and facilities are being carried out by an Iranian dissident group called the People's Mujahedin of Iran. According to the officials, the group is financed, trained, and armed by Mossad.[364]"

Iran is a nation of shiite muslims who have a history of peacefully co-existing with christians and other religions, unlike some extremist factions of the Sunni branch of Islam - the ISIS, who decapitate and murder Christians, Shiite muslims, members of all other religions, and engage in barbaric, unspeakable, and inhumane behavior not seen since the middle ages. We should remember that the 911 attackers were all from Saudi Arabia and were members of Al-Qaeda - an extremist Sunni Islamic group. It should be noted here that the vast majority of Sunni muslims are not violent extremists and do peacefully co-exist with other religions. Religious tolerance is something we must all practice.

We urge readers to support the Iran Nuclear agreement and choose peace, not war. We urge readers to call or write to members of Congress in both political parties and support this carefully structured agreement that has adequate safeguards built in to protect the best interests of all parties, including Israel.

Vitamin D Update

Conrad LeBeau.
My personal test results, after increasing my intake of Vitamin D3 to 10,000 i.u .daily from 5000 i.u. for the past 6 weeks is that my blood serum level has increased from 31 to 47 ng/ml. I also tan indoors 20 minutes a day 3 times a week. The florescent tubes in the sun bed I use emit both UVA and UVB rays that parallel the sun's radiation output. It is only the UVB rays that cause the production of vitamin D in the skin. It took six weeks (from around July 7th to August 20th) to accomplish this significant increase in serum levels of vitamin D. The result of these tests have convinced me that I have been deficient in vitamin D all my life and that this has had significant adverse consequences for my immune system and health in multiple ways.

Here are some of the benefits from increasing my intake of vitamin D that I have observed in the past 3 months.

1. 95% of the psoriasis I have had on my knees and elbows for the past 50 years is gone.

2. Periodic bouts of asthma have stopped.

3. Joint pain is gone. I no longer need to take Turmeric, Curcumin or Glucosamine Sulfate. A pain in my right foot that has periodically bothered me for the past five years has simply vanished.

4. Sleep interruptions have decreased from 3 times per night to just once per night and the quality of sleep has improved with the restoration of dreams, pleasant dreams at that.

5. Sinus infections have all but ended. (I still have to restrict my intake of milk and ice cream, but I tolerate cheese, yogurt and cooked milk much better than before vitamin D supplementation.)

6. Hay fever due to rag weed intolerance ( a life long problem) has been barely noticeable this year.

The next issue of the Journal of Immunity will focus on research about the role of vitamin D in immune activity, balance and restoration. There will also be updates on a few case reports with interesting results and there will be an update on my legal saga with the DOJ and the FDA that has been going on for the past 5 years. New briefs were filed by myself and the government in August. Judge Charles N. Clevert's decision in the case is now awaited.

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August 15 update

Witch Hazel – a traditional remedy used by American Indians has anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and anti tumor effects based on scientific research as well as case reports

Conrad LeBeau
Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) is a small tree that grows up to 15 ft in height and has elliptic leaves. The deciduous shrub has crooked branches. It blooms with yellow flowers in the fall when the leaves are falling. The seeds or pods ripen the following autumn. Its branches have been used as diving rods. The colonists obtained Witch Hazel from Native American Indians who used a decoction made from Witch Hazel bark or leaves for it many health properties.

Witch hazel was listed in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia from 1862 to 1916 as an astringent and anti-inflammatory. The bark and leaves are the usual part used for their medicinal properties. The effects of Witch Hazel are astringent, tonic, sedative, diuretic, demulcent, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic (1,2, 3. 4). Witch Hazel has been used both externally and internally. The alcoholic versions of Witch Hazel are often preferred for topical or skin application as it penetrates more effectively than water based versions. The non-alcoholic extract is usually preferred for oral use.

Thayer’s makes both versions - an alcoholic and a non-alcoholic one. The non-alcoholic Witch Hazel is in a base of aloe vera; Both types are sold in health food stores. Witch Hazel bark or leaves may also be used to make an herbal decoction for oral or topical use.

Scientific Research on Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

1. PLoS One. 2014; 9(1): e88062. Published online 2014 Jan 31. Tannins from Hamamelis virginiana bark extract: characterization and improvement of the antiviral efficacy against influenza A virus and human papilloma virus. Authors: Theisen LL(1), Erdelmeier CA(2), Spoden GA(3), Boukhallouk F(3), Sausy A(1), Florin L(3), Muller CP(1). Author information: (1)Institute of Immunology, Centre de Recherche Public de la San, Laboratoire National de San, Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

2. J Agric Food Chem. 2008 Dec 24;56(24):11675-82. Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) fractions and the importance of gallate moieties--electron transfer capacities in their antitumoral properties. by Reyes-Zurita FJ, de Kok TM, van Delft JH, et al. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, unit associated with CSIC, Faculty of Biology, University of Barcelona, Biomedicine Institute of the University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

“This study examines the response of human colon cancer cells to treatment with fractions obtained from a witch hazel polyphenolic extract. The results are compared with those obtained previously with homologous fractions from grape (less galloylated) and pine (nongalloylated). Witch hazel fractions were the most efficient in inhibiting cell proliferation in HT29 and HCT116 human colon cancer cell lines, which clearly shows that the more galloylated the fractions, the more effective they were at inhibiting proliferation of colon cancer cells.”

3. Planta Med. 2003 Jan;69(1):89-91. Polymeric proanthocyanidins from the bark of Hamamelis virginiana. by Dauer A, Rimpler H, Hensel A.

“Polymeric proanthocyanidins were isolated from the bark of Hamamelis virginiana L. in yields of about 5 %. Fractionation yielded fractions with similar structures but different molecular weights with DP between 17-29 (thiolysis) and 11-20 (GPC). Polymers were composed predominantly of epicatechin and epigallocatechin as chain extension units at ratio of about 1.3:1.”

4. Planta Med. 1996 Jun;62(3):241-5. Antiviral and antiphlogistic activities of Hamamelis virginiana bark. Erdelmeier CA(1), Cinatl J Jr, Rabenau H, Doerr HW, Biber A, Koch E. Author information: (1)Dr. Willmar Schwabe Arzneimittel, Research and Development, Karlsruhe, Germany.

“A crude hydroalcoholic extract from Hamamelis virginiana bark was subjected to ultrafiltration (UF) with a cut-off limit of 3 kDa to obtain a higher and a lower molecular weight fraction. Characterization of the fractions was attempted with TLC, HPLC, acidic hydrolysis, and chromatography over Sephadex LH-20. The UF-concentrate was shown to consist mainly of oligomeric to polymeric proanthocyanidins (PA). This fraction was found to exhibit significant antiviral activity against Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1)."

[Note: Searches using the term “Witch Hazel” at the National Library of Medicine produced 110 links to scientific articles on 8/13/15] A search using the Latin term Hamamelis virginiana yielded 217 links.

Witch Hazel’s Historical Use as a Folk Remedy

Topical use: Alcohol based Witch Hazel may be used topically or as a mouth rinse for gum inflammation, hemorrhoids, and infections including yeast based athletes foot, vaginitis and jock itch. Witch Hazel may also be used for varicose veins, peripheral neuropathy, skin cancer, boils, internal bleeding, burning or tingling feet, inflamed nerves, numbness sensations in the skin, and inflamed skin conditions. Webmd reports that Witch Hazel has been used topically for – itching, inflammation, skin or muscle injury, insect bites, bruises, burns, varicose veins and hemorrhoids. Witch Hazel as an alcohol extract is available in drug stores and in health food stores.

Internal use: WebMd reports that witch hazel has taken by mouth and used for diarrhea, vomiting, coughing up blood, colitis, colds and fevers, tuberculosis, tumors and cancer. .Its effectiveness in rapidly shrinking hemorrhoids makes it a plausible candidate for shrinking internal tumors and cancers. The bark of Witch Hazel contains the anti-oxidant (proanthocyanidins found in French Maritime pine bark). Witch Hazel is reported by all available sources to be safe to use and well tolerated. Side effects: Witch Hazel like Thayer’s that is not distilled has natural tannins in it and may cause an allergic reaction in some people. To test your self for a possible allergy, apply some of this or other brand named Witch Hazel solutions to your hand or arm for a day or two and observe if any rash or allergic reactions occurs. If a reaction occurs, consult a health care professional for advice.

Case Reports: A local resident reported that he cured himself of hemorrhoids by soaking a cotton cloth in the extract and holding it against the hemorrhoids for about 3 minutes. This person reported the Witch Hazel he used had alcohol in it and burned for a few minutes, but that he was cured over 10 years ago with just one treatment.

Another person I talked to also reported similar results using Witch Hazel topically for hemorrhoids. In another local case, the use of Witch Hazel applied over the feet stopped a burning sensation caused by athlete’s foot.

In yet another case, nerve pain, thought to be neuropathy, was substantially alleviated with a few applications of Witch Hazel poured directly from the bottle over the affected area, then massaged in.

Additional case reports wanted on the use of oral Witch Hazel decoction for pain relief anywhere in the body, viral infections like HIV, HCV, HBV, EBV, tuberculosis, and any other chronic infection including influenza A virus. We are also very interested in learning about the effects of Witch Hazel on arthritis, cancers and tumors when it is applied topically to the diseased areas of household pets. Other conditions we would like to hear reports on are arthritis, rheumatism, back pain, both lower and upper, neck pain, and pain in any other areas of the body.

Indicate whether you got better results with the alcohol extract of Witch Hazel or the non-alcohol versions or got no results at all or if you made your own decoction. Your name will be keep strictly confidential unless you want to go public with your story and authorize us in writing to release personal information (name, phone or email?).

How to make a decoction using Witch Hazel bark

Witch Hazel decoction may be made from the bark by placing 2 tablespoons (about one ounce) in a pint of boiling water. Reduce heat to a simmer and simmer with cover on pot for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and leave cover on pot for an additional 10 to 15 minutes. Strain and drink in 3 or 4 divided portions throughout the day. Witch Hazel bark may be located at an herb shop, health food stores or found online using a search engine.

Sources: Witch Hazel bark cs (cut and sifted) is available at For purposes of making a water or alcohol based extract, I would avoid buying the powder as you could end up with a paste. The cut bark is preferred for ease of making an extract. The website is operated by Monterey Bay Spice Co. in Watsonville, CA. Ph 831-722-3400 You can also use a search engine to find other sources.

References: 1. Indian Herbology of North America by Alma R Hutchens 2. Today’s Herbal Health by Louise Tenny M.H. 3. The Herb Book by John Lust 4. WebMD. Com 5. (National Library of Medicine)

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August 1 2015 update

CDC scientist alleges a coverup of research linking MMR vaccines to Autism in young black boys under 3 years of age.

Source of this report: Weston A Price Foundation forwarded by Rita Bradley

On July 29, 2015, US Congressman Bill Posey spoke on the floor of the US House quoting CDC whistleblower Dr. Bill Thompson. Dr. Thompson is quoted as stating that CDC destroyed documents to conceal their tracks when they covered up their own study's findings that MMR vaccine caused a huge risk of autism in black boys when given before 3 years of age. A link to the unofficial transcript of Rep. Posey’s speech as well as a link to the C-SPAN video can be found below.

Mr. Posey: "Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise today on matters of research and scientific integrity. To begin with, I am absolutely, resolutely pro-vaccine. Advancements in medical immunization have saved countless lives and greatly benefitted public health. That being said, it's troubling to me that in a recent Senate hearing on childhood vaccinations, it was never mentioned that our government has paid out over three billion dollars through a vaccine injury compensation program for children who have been injured by vaccinations.

"Regardless of the subject matter, parents making decisions about their children's health deserve to have the best information available to them. They should be able to count on federal agencies to tell them the truth. For these reasons I bring the following matter to the House floor:

"In August 2014, Dr. William Thompson, a senior scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention worked with a whistleblower attorney to provide my office with documents related to a 2004 CDC study that examined the possibility of a relationship between mumps, measles, rubella vaccines and autism.

In a statement released in August 2014, Dr. Thompson stated, "I regret that my co-authors and I omitted," OMITTED, "statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the Journal of Pediatrics." [end quote]

"Mr. Speaker, I respectfully request the following excerpts from the statement written by Dr. Thompson be entered into the record. Now quoting Dr. Thompson:

"My primary job duties while working in the immunization safety branch from 2000-06 were to lead or co-lead three major vaccine safety studies. The MADDSP MMR Autism Cases controlled study was being carried out in response to the Wakefield Lancet study that suggested an association between the MMR vaccine and an autism-like health outcome. There were several major concerns among scientists and consumers advocates outside the CDC in the fall of 2000 regarding the execution of the Verstraeten study. One of the important goals that was determined up front in the spring of '01 before any of these studies started was to have all three protocols vetted outside the CDC prior to start of the analyses so that consumer advocates could not claim that we were presenting analyses that suited our own goals and biases. We hypothesized that if we found statistically significant effects at either 18 or 36 month thresholds, we would conclude that vaccinating children early with MMR vaccine could lead to autism-like characteristics or features. "

"We all met and finalized the study protocol and analysis plan. The goal was to not deviate from the analysis plan to avoid the debacle that occurred with the Verstraeten thimerosal study published in Pediatrics in '03. At the September 5th meeting we discussed in detail how to code race for both the sample and the birth certificate sample. At the bottom of Table 7, it also shows that for the non-birth-certificate sample, the adjusted race effect statistical significance was huge.

"All the authors and I met and decided sometime between August and September '02 not to report any race effects for the paper. Some time soon after the meeting we decided to exclude reporting any race effects, the co-authors scheduled a meeting to destroy documents related to the study. The remaining four co-authors all met and brought a big garbage can into the meeting room and reviewed and went through all the hard-copy documents that we had thought we should discard and put them in a huge garbage can.

"However, because I assumed it was illegal and would violate both FOIA and DOJ requests, I kept hard copies of all documents in my office, and I retained all associated computer files. "I believe we intentionally withheld controversial findings from the final draft of the Pediatrics paper." [end of quote of the doctor]

Mr. Speaker, I believe it's our duty to insure that the documents Dr. Thompson provided are not ignored. Therefore, I will provide them to members of Congress and the House committees upon request. Considering the nature of the whistleblower's documents, as well as the involvement of the CDC, a hearing and a thorough investigation is warranted. So I ask, Mr. Speaker, I beg, I implore my colleagues on the appropriations committees to please, please take such action. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I yield back.

Below is the unofficial transcript of Rep. Posey's comments as well as a link to his speech from C-SPAN beginning at 1:02:25.

7/29/15 C-Span - Rep. Poseys statement to the House (5 minutes)

What can you do to get the word out?

Please ACT NOW to preserve our rights or they WILL be taken away. ACTION TO TAKE: Please send an email to Congressman Posey AND your own Congressperson. The email does not have to be long, just say: I support Rep. Bill Posey and thank him for his testimony today regarding the CDC's intentional destruction of documents. I am grateful William Thompson, MD retained hard copies documenting the truth and as a US citizen I am requesting a full investigation into this issue. Remember to include your name and address.

1) Email Congressman Posey: Send emails of support directly to Bill Posey’s assistant Patricia Febro at Email Patricia Febro

2) Email and callyour own Congressperson. Include the link to the C-SPAN video. Find your Representative here: Find your U.S. Representative here Emails become permanent records, unlike faxes or postal mail, which might become 'lost'.

Emails do not have to be long, just say "I support Bill Posey and thank him for his testimony today regarding the CDC's intentional destruction of documents. I am grateful William Thompson retained hard copies documenting the truth and as a parent of a vaccine injured child. I am requesting a full investigation into this issue." or something like this. Request that Congress subpoena Dr. Thompson to testify in front of Congress. Please ask your mom, your grandma, your uncle, and all of your friends to email today. Please take 2 minutes of your day.

Sunshine and black seed for HIV - a case report
(M.Z. a member of our email group shares results - name withheld)

Hello friends, I started my black seed (capsules) around beginning of May 2015. Initially I was taking 3 capsules twice daily but in June I increased to 5 capsules twice daily. I am also taking Neem Leaf and I just finished Transfer Factor. As I told you I also did biomagnetic sessions (9 of them, around one weekly). I am in Florida and I go out in the sun daily. As I promised my test results:

15 May 2015

  1. viral load: 15,046 copies/ml
  2. CD4: 593
  3. CD8: 813
  4. CD4/CD8 ratio : 0.73
  5. White Blood Cells: 4,200
  6. Platelets: 252

20 Jul 2015

  1. viral load: 6,800 copies/ml
  2. CD4: 691
  3. CD8: 922
  4. CD4/CD8 ratio: 0.75
  5. While Blood Cells: 5,500
  6. Platelets: 304

Let us keep our faith strong because the cure is close. I have not taken ARVs yet. I think under normal circumstances the viral load should have gone up. I have been very depressed because of personal issues and I think my results would have been far more better had I been calm and happy. I would like your feedback. Thank you. (M. Z.)

My comment to M.Z. and the email groiup: "The results you achieved are rare for someone not using prescribed HIV meds - your CD4 went up and your viral load went down. I wish I knew how the amount of time you spent outdoors in the sun increased your serum vitamin D levels. Any plans to test vitamin D levels in the near future? Your results support my theory that an effective black seed treatment for HIV also requires the component of adequate levels of vitamin D in the blood. We need to chart blood levels of vitamin D with the rise or fall of CD4 counts and viral loads. It is too early to draw general conclusions from your case but it keeps our hopes alive for a possible cure in the future. Conrad."

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July 15, 2015 Update

My personal Vitamin D test results were 31 ng/ml
(just above the low end of the reference range)

Conrad LeBeau
After taking 4000 i.u to 6000 i.u of vitamin D3 daily as a supplement combined with 20 minutes of sun tanning in a indoor salon 3 times a week for 5 weeks, my test results done on July 10 showed I was at the low end of the normal reference range at 31 ng/ml reports that blood serum levels less than 30 ng/ml (nanograms per milli-liter) are considered as deficient. Considering that I developed a nice tan from the use of the indoor tanning light machine plus I was taking an average of about 5000 i.u. of vitamin D each day for 5 weeks, I wonder now just how low my vitamin D levels were in May of 2015 when I had a very severe sinus infection that lasted nearly a month and required me to take antibiotics for 10 days to get rid of it. It would not have surprised me if the numbers were in the teens or less.

The benefits I have experienced from sun tanning and vitamin D supplements in the past 5 weeks is that my psoriasis of 50 years duration (on my knees and elbows) is 95% gone and my reoccurring sinus infections have vanished, although I still must avoid milk and most milk products to prevent excess mucus production. I sleep much better and have more energy during the day time than I had before. My vitamin D test was prescribed by a local immunologist and paid for by Medicare. The doctor listed hypertension as the reason for the test. With over 100 million Americans living with high blood pressure, and with research indicating that adequate Vitamin D3 levels helps keep HBP in a normal range, everyone with HBP should request a blood serum test for vitamin D levels.

At the same time, everyone with cancer, heart disease, diabetes, sinusitis, allergies, candidiasis, lyme disease, multiple sclerosis, HIV, HCV, TB and HBV and any other chronic infection also needs to get their vitamin D levels tested and find out what they are. It will take retesting every couple of months to determine the amount of sunshine, sun tanning in a salon or supplements needed to get their vitamin D numbers back into a normal reference range. Ideally, you want to be in the middle or the upper part of the reference ranges for vitamin D. What are the normal reference ranges?

30 to 100 ng/ml are normal reference ranges for serum levels of vitamin D

Based on published studies, the bottom of the reference range is 30 ng/ml. Published studies on the upper safe limit of vitamin D in the blood are 100 ng/ml according to Dr Michael Holick MD who stated that up to 100 ng/ml have been reported to be safe. Dr. Holick states an ideal target range for blood serum is 40 to 60 ng/ml. Dr. Holick discusses the role of vitamin D in a full text article on Pubmed titled - Vitamin D - a D-lightful Solution for Health. I urge everyone to read this article. Dr Holick is the author of two books on Vitamin D - "THE VITAMIN D SOLUTION" and "THE UV EFFECT."

Several published estimates are that over 50% of the world's population is deficient in vitamin D and most of the people with the health conditions listed above are in the tank with severely low levels of vitamin D, some even in the teens and single digits. The anti-sun propagandist with their scare tactics have damaged or diminished the health of millions of Americans for several decades. The only real beneficiaries are the big drug companies who will have a bigger market of sick people to sell drugs to.

Test Kits for Vitamin D are available from Life Extension Foundation

The Life Extension Foundation offers a home test kit for vitamin D. It is Item # LC081950 or the Vitamin D Hydroxy 25 Blood Test. The foundations website is The cost is $62.67. You can order a test kit by calling 1-800-208-3444. They provide instructions on where to go locally to have blood sample drawn for the test. The kits are not available in Maryland. Note: Life Extension Foundation recommends taking 5000 i.u. of vitamin D 3 daily for one month before taking the test. They state that 50 ng/ml for vitamin D blood serum levels is an ideal target goal.

Note: A few people are now taking 10,000 i.u daily of Vitamin D along with Black Seed powder for their health conditions including HIV. I am convinced that Black Seed powder alone [even with honey added] won't do its magic if Vitamin D levels are low (below 30 ng/ml). It will take some time for results of this combination protocol to trickle in, so keep your hopes alive and your powder dry.

Betulinic Acid from White Birch Bark kills Melanoma cancer cells

Clin Cancer Res. 2003 Jul;9(7):2866-75. Betulinic acid-induced programmed cell death in human melanoma cells involves mitogen-activated protein kinase activation. Tan Y1, Yu R, Pezzuto JM.

The following are excerpts from this Abstract -

"Abstract Betulinic acid, a naturally occurring triterpene found in the bark of the white birch tree, has been demonstrated to induce programmed cell death with melanoma and certain neuroectodermal tumor cells. We demonstrate currently that treatment of cultured UISO-Mel-1 (human melanoma cells) with betulinic acid leads to the activation of p38 and stress activated protein kinase/c-Jun NH(2)-terminal kinase [widely accepted proapoptotic mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs)] with no change in the phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated kinases (antiapoptotic MAPK). Moreover, these results support a link between the MAPKs and reactive oxygen species (ROS). As demonstrated previously, cells treated with betulinic acid generate ROS. Preincubation of cells with antioxidants blocks the process of programmed cell death, and prevents the phosphorylation of p38 and stress activated protein kinase/c-Jun NH(2)-terminal kinase."

"These data suggest that ROS act upstream of the MAPKs in the signaling pathway of betulinic acid. In addition to mediating these responses, treatment of cells with betulinic acid resulted in a gradual depolarization of mitochondrial membrane potential, a phenomenon established to contribute to the induction of programmed cell death. Interestingly, p38 was capable of partially modulating this perturbation, and investigations of mitochondria-associated apoptotic events indicate no involvement of known caspases. These data provide additional insight in regard to the mechanism by which betulinic acid induces programmed cell death in cultured human melanoma cells, and it likely that similar responses contribute to the antitumor effect mediated with human melanoma carried in athymic mice."

Supplement Sources - Betulinic acid comes from the Chaga mushroom that grows on wild white birch trees. It is becomming increasingly popular as an anticancer treatement for melanoma. A search on the internet will reveal several sources. North American Herb and Spice Co has wild crafted Chaga mushroom powder from White Birch trees. They state: "Chaga mushroom contains many beneficial active compounds such as sterols, polyphenols, betulin, and betulinic acid, the benefits of which are well published." A synergistic trio: Chaga mushrooms with betulinic cid, Vitamin D3 and Black Seed powder.

Note: Being that it is a natural product and is not patentable, it will never be approved by the FDA as the law requires a [synthetic] patentable compound. To treat a disease such as cancer with Chaga, see a health care professional knowledgeable in herbal medicine. Research shows that high doses of anti-oxidants (vitamin C etc) will cancel the benefits of Chaga and also conventional chemotherapy as these remedies release ROS (Radical Oxygen Species] to kill the cancer cells.

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July 1st 2015. The latest Journal of Immunity Vol 13, No 2, focuses on the role of sunlight and vitamin D in health and immune restoration

Article Summaries: Vitamin D from sunlight improves and restores immune function. Vitamin D as a co-factor with Black Seed to activate its benefits. Case reports - Black Seed improves blood cancer markers. Three case reports for Europe and the United States where Black Seed was used as a monotherapy for HIV for 6 months failed to duplicate the impressive Nigerian studies. Keep Hope Alive's analysis at this stage is that vitamin D levels in the Nigerian HIV patients was likely several times higher than in the US and European test cases and may account for the differences in results.

Five scientific studies have found a positive correlation between vitamin D and CD4 counts. Studies also found that most persons in the United States with HIV are severely depleted in vitamin D. The same researchers have found that the drugs AZT, efavirenz and tenofovir are linked to lower serum levels of vitamin D.

My personal experience with psoriasis, outdoor and indoor tanning and vitamin D supplements by Conrad LeBeau. How I dust mite proofed my bedroom. 18 health conditions listed that are linked to vitamin D deficiency. Why sun tan oil and sun screen lotion is bad for your health by blocking UVB rays from reaching your skin thus reducing vitamin D production. The role of vitamin D in hepatitis C. Books on vitamin D. The FDA v LeBeau update - oral arguments are now scheduled for July 21st. Enjoy the 8 page newsletter here.

June 30, 2015: San Diego, CA. A case report on Sun light exposure increasing CD4 counts over a 3 month period.

The name Rob is used to protect his identity. I have known Rob for over 20 years - talked with him hundreds of times although we never met in person. He has been HIV+ since 1993. As long as I can remember Rob had CD4 counts in the 250 to 300 range. He has been on the same drug combination for the past 10 years with a non-detectable viral load and no adverse effects. He had been living in Seattle, WA for several years but found the lack of sunshine depressing. He said he usually did not spend more than one hour outdoors daily due to the rainy and cloudy weather in Seattle.

Last fall he moved to San Diego and began to spend about 3 hours a day outdoors. Within 3 months of his moving to San Diego and spending time outdoors in sunny California, his CD4 count increased about 200 points from 300 to about 500. He said he did not use suntan oil or lotion. There were no changes in his diet or meds. We discussed the 1997 case of Chris Dafoe whose viral load became non-detectable after spending almost 3 months in the jungles of South America with friends. His case was reprinted from Report No 14 and emailed to the Black Seed users group within the past 2 weeks. In 1997 we thought at the time it was the coconut he ate daily that brought his viral load down from 600,000 to non-detectable levels in less than 3 months but now believe his all day exposure to the sun was equally or even more important than his daily consumption of coconuts. His comment to me that he had acquired a nice tan after spending nearly 3 months in the jungle was not printed at the time but I did recall it in the past month while analyzing why test cases did not duplicate the amazing results using Black Seed that was so effective in the Nigerian case studies. It is never too late to find the missing piece to a puzzle, even if it is a puzzle called AIDS, and the Sun in our bright blue sky is the missing piece.

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A six month Black Seed mono-therapy case report from Europe fails to duplicate the Nigerian case studies

Conrad LeBeau

A case report from Europe, (relayed by Denis of Croatia last month) where the HIV meds were stopped for 6 months to use Black seed as a mono-therapy failed to duplicate the results of the Nigerian studies by Dr. Onifade et al. After 6 months of using black seed powder mixed with honey (2 or more teaspoons three times a day) CD4 counts were lower than baseline while the viral load for HIV had increased. This occurred even though the person reported he was asymptomatic, had more energy, better lipid blood levels, than before using the black seed. Here is an excerpt -

May 26th from Denis of Croatia -

My friend has been taking black seed honey (made by Onifade's recipe) and his new results are worse than ones from the beginning. Somewhere about christmass: CD4 1100 and ViralLoad about 800 This is the time he stopped with meds and started using nigella powder honey New results from may 26: Cd4 300 and VL 150 000

According to his email, his friend has gone back to using the HIV meds. The disparities in results raises some questions including the following -

1. Did the Nigerian patients have HIV-1 or HIV-2 in Onifade's study? The HIV-2 strain is known to be disseminated in some parts of the world. Was the strain of HIV in the Nigerian studies HIV-2? [a weaker strain.] June 7th - A search of the medical literature today found both HIV-1 and 2 prevalent in Nigeria. One study found about 60% infected with type 1 and 40% with type 2. This does not answer the question of Onidfade's patients but it is unlikely all his patients had the type 2 HIV virus. Therefore, we need to look at other reasons as to why he got such amazing results with the Black Seed and honey remedy.

2. Immune System priming with Treatment interruptions: When there are no drugs used, the person’s own immune system is challenged to defend the host. Treatment interruptions both test and challenge the immune system simultaneously to defend against germs, viruses and other pathogens. How many of these Nigerian patients had one or more drug treatment interruptions? How many never used any drugs at all since becomming infected with HIV - leaving the sole defense of their body to their own immune system?

3. Drug Virgins - There are a handful of cases in the United States where HIV+ persons have refused to take prescribed HIV drugs from the onset. When using the Black Seeds or the Black Seed powder as a mono-therapy, there are several who report rather amazing symptomatic relief like swollen lymph nodes returning to normal, and more energy, in fact, they report most symptoms vanish within 2 or 3 weeks. Is the hypothesis that Black Seed may work better when the immune system is under challenge (attack) a valid one? Do drug virgins respond to the black seed remedy more effectively because their immune system is under challenge?

4 The Sun – Does Black Seed therapy also require the person to have significant daily exposure to the sun to activate the benefits of using Black Seed? Could the sun have a significant role and be a co-factor in strengthening and balancing the immune response to HIV? In Nigeria, a country closer to the Equator than is either the United States or Europe, Dr. Onifade’s test patients probably received significantly more exposure to the sun than had they lived in either the United States or Europe. Was daily exposure to the sun a factor that helped produce the results reported in the scientific articles he co-authored? Would increasing the levels of vitamin D from exposure to more sunlight or supplementation with vitamin D3 help the immune system in its battle against HIV as it has against other diseases like hepatitis B?

Finally, did increased daily exposure to sunlight improve the immune response of Onifade's patients even from the onset of his studies where the base line of HIV was surprisingly low - usually less than 50,000 (as measured by pcr)?

The following abstract published earlier this year raises the possibility that daily sunlight exposure was a co-factor in the Nigerian patients that was missing in the random Black Seed test cases here in the United States and Europe. The following abstract is reprinted in its entirely. [We have not yet obtained the full text article of this study.]

Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 2015 May;93(5):363-8. doi: 10.1139/cjpp-2014-0352. Epub 2015 Jan 26.

An update on the association of vitamin D deficiency with common infectious disease.

Authors - Watkins RR1, Lemonovich TL, Salata RA.


"Vitamin D plays an important role in modulating the immune response to infections. Deficiency of vitamin D is a common condition, affecting both the general population and patients in health care facilities. Over the last decade, an increasing body of evidence has shown an association between vitamin D deficiency and an increased risk for acquiring several infectious diseases, as well as poorer outcomes in vitamin D deficient patients with infections. This review details recent developments in understanding the role of vitamin D in immunity, the antibacterial actions of vitamin D, the association between vitamin D deficiency and common infections (like sepsis, pneumonia, influenza, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV)), potential therapeutic implications for vitamin D replacement, and future research directions."

All of the test cases in the Onifade Black Seed studies had unusually low level of HIV infection at the onset of using this remedy. Published studies on the prevalence of HIV-1 and HIV-2 in Nigeria indicate they are about equal with slightly more HIV-1 in the general population. It is plausible to that some of the Nigerian patients had HIV-1 and others HIV-2 and a few may have had both. Considering how much closer to the Equator Nigeria is than Europe or the United States, the Nigerian patients daily exposure to sunlight was probably greater than the individual test cases here in the United States and Europe. Because the research on vitamin D is so exhaustive, and this research supports the need for more vitamin D in many subsets of illnesses, I refer you to this link at Pubmed to read to your hearts content on the association between vitamin D and immunity. It has links to 2292 scientific articles.

Update June 8th. I located the following article this morning on the status of vitamin D levels in Nigerian children. Although this article shows that Nigerian children spend an average of 8.3 hours a day outdoors, all have vitamin D levels in excess of 10 ng/ml.

Conclusion - inspite of their dark skin, African children in this study were not deficient in Vitamin D. This also provides proof that inspite of their pigmented skin, Nigerians who spend several hours day outdoors are making vitamin D that impacts their blood serum levels. While this article does not provide positive proof that Onifade's test patients spent 8 plus hours a day outdoors and also had adequate serum levels of vitamin D, this article does show that other Nigerians tested were converting sunlight into vitamin D at adequate levels. [The abstractbelow states that a calcium deficiency, not a vitamin D deficiency, is what contributes to rickets in Nigerian children]

Absence of vitamin D deficiency in young Nigerian children.

J Pediatr. 1998 Dec;133(6):740-4.

Pfitzner MA1, Thacher TD, Pettifor JM, Zoakah AI, Lawson JO, Isichei CO, Fischer PR. Author information Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in young Nigerian children residing in an area where nutritional rickets is common.

STUDY DESIGN: A randomized cluster sample of children aged 6 to 35 months in Jos, Nigeria.

RESULTS: Of 218 children evaluated, no child in the study had a 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) concentration <10 ng/mL (the generally held definition of vitamin D deficiency). Children spent an average of 8.3 hours per day outside of the home. Twenty children (9.2%) had clinical findings of rickets. Children with clinical signs of rickets were more likely to be not currently breast fed and have significantly lower serum calcium concentrations than those without signs of rickets (9.1 vs 9.4 mg/dL, respectively, P =.01). Yet, 25-OHD levels were not significantly different between those children with clinical signs of rickets and those without such clinical signs.

CONCLUSION: Vitamin D deficiency was not found in this population of young children in whom clinical rickets is common. This is consistent with the hypothesis that dietary calcium insufficiency, without preexisting vitamin D deficiency, accounts for the development of clinical rickets in Nigerian children.

[Note: I am including this article because of an email I received this morning in response to yesterday's postings on this website on my theory that sunlight and adequate vitamin D levels in Onifade's test patients helped their immune system keep HIV viral loads under 50K and that vitamin D levels resulting from exposure to the sun was a co-factor withthe use of Black Seed in the experiments impressive results.

Now, here are a few things to consider doing now and taking notes on:

1. If you are under a doctor's case, ask for a blood serum test of vitamin D levels and while you are at it, ask for selenium levels as well. If you have AIDs or cancer, you want these numbers to be on the upper end of the reference range to maximize their immune enhancing and anti-inflammatory benefits.

2. If you cannot get 30 minutes or more of daily exposure to the sun from 11 am to 2 pm, then consider 15 to 20 minutes using a sun tanning bed 3 to 5 times a week, or, if you are allergic to sunlight, then take Vitamin D3 as a supplement at 5000 to 10,000 i.u daily while your doctor monitors your blood levels. Take adequate magnesium (500 to 1000 mg daily) to insure proper utilization of the Vitamin D.

3. Keep track to determine if a rise in blood levels of vitamin D3 (and selenium) correlate to an increase in CD4 counts and a decrease in the viral load while using Black Seed or prescribed meds as a remedy. Note - you can increase selenium levels by eating 4 to 8 Brazil nuts daily - they are the world's richest source of selenium.

I will have considerably more to say on the subject sunlight, sun tanning and immunity in future postings and in the next Journal of Immunity.

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Update on Patient D - local female with bone cancer I reported about on May 1st on this home page. She told me last week that her CA 27.29 test now indicates it has declined to 45 down from 47 last month. It was 103 last year and gradually declined to 62. When she added Black Seed capsules early in April, it dropped to 47 within 3 weeks. She also undergoes periodic treatments with low dose chemotherapy along with several other protocols. She also says she takes 10,000 i.u. daily of vitamin D3.


May 15 2015 News and Updates

United States Dept of Agriculture (USDA) introduces a GMO-free certifcation program for non-GMO foods. The Non - GMO labeling program is voluntary.

Conrad LeBeau

The Associated Press (AP) reported in this mornings Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the "Agriculture Department has developed a new government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients."

The certification by the USDA would be voluntary. - Companies that requested this service would have to pay for it. Foods approved for the Non-GMO label would carry a "USDA Process Verified" statement along along with the a label that says they are free of GMOs.

The Journal article stated that "Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack outlined the new certification in a May 1 letter to USDA employees, saying it was being done at the request of a "leading global company," which he did not identify."

I have observed two marketing phenomena that are sweeping the country. Within the past two years, there is a growing nationwide movement for mainstream grocery stores to add and expand their list of organic foods. Increasingly, more companies are also placing GMO-free labels on foods they produce and market. Recently "Smart Balance" that makes a buttery spread that competes with margarine has added a "non-gmo"pledge to several of their products and "I Can't Believe it's not Butter" has just also added a non-gmo label to one of their products. Many private companies also use a label developed by a nonprofit organization called the Non-GMO Project. The organic label also verifies that the food is GMO free as GMO ingredients are prohibited from being used in foods that are certified as Organic.

The AP article in the Journal Sentinel also wrote that -

Gary Hirshberg, chairman of the Just Label It campaign and co-founder of the organic yogurt company Stonyfield Farm, said the labels were a small step in the right direction but more is needed. "Mandatory labeling of GMOs would allow consumers to vote with their dollars and have a say in the type of agriculture they would like to see in this country," Hirshberg said.

Phone Calls and Emails from the Black Seed Users Group

I receive emails from anxious readers who wonder if the dose they are taking is sufficient. At this juncture, every dose anyone uses is experimental. Based on 6 out of 6 cases, the only consensus so far is to not use the black seed oil as the results are disappointing. Doses being used range from 1.5 teaspoons of the powder which is about 3 grams in one case to 6000 mg (6 grams) in another case to 4 teaspoons (8 grams) of the powder twice a day in another case.

The person taking 6 grams daily takes 5 capsules of the Swanson Vitamin Black Seed powder capsules 3 times a day with meals. So far everyone reports that the use of Black Seed is well tolerated. Black seed users report their symptoms are going away and they feel better. However, lab results from persons using black seed powder as a mono-therapy for 3 months or longer are lacking. Two persons who are using black seed as a mono-therapy emailed their results after 30 days and the CD4 counts declined in both cases, which was not unexpected. We are waiting for follow up test results and in particular at the 3 month mark. In some cases in the African studies, the CD4 counts initially declined then rebounded a few month later.

My theory on why this is happening is that Black Seed is more effective as an immune modulator for HIV than as a strict anti-viral. By balancing the Th1/Th2 branches of the immune system and restoring normal immune function, Black Seed therapy may eventually enable the body to handle the virus without prescribed drugs. The anti-AIDS and anti-cancer effects of Black Seed are most likely due to its ability to correct deficiencies and defects in the immune system.

Some tests that are not being done to measure the effects of Black Seed and other immune modulators are Natural Killer Cell Function, antigen presentation, interleukin 6 levels (il-6) Delayed Type Hypersensitivity - type 4 and DCH for the skin prick test that measures the immune system's reaction to a foreign protein or virus. IL-6 is an inflammatory immune protein that is elevated in AIDS, cancer, hepatitis and many other chronic conditions. Tests for selenium levels, Glutathione and oxidative stress are also important markers for the body's defense against inflammation that is associated with elevated IL-6, C-reactive protein and Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF). Note - Chapter 3 of the Immune Restoration Handbook has detailed information on Immune Diagnostic tests and a list of immune modulators are provided.

The best initial lab results being reported are when Black Seed is used along with prescribed Meds. An example is a female from Harlem, NY, who used prescribed meds and black seed powder for 2 months. She used 4 teaspoons of the powder which she mixed in water or juice and took this twice a day with meals along with her HIV drugs. The result after 2 months was an increase in CD4 counts from 390 to 600 and a decrease in viral load from 21000 to 300. However, these number alone do not tell us how extensive the immune restoration is or if the CD4/CD8 ratio has improved or returned to a normal reference range. A normal range would be from 1.0 to 2.0 - an average being 1.6.

The reader from Harlem did not know what the CD8 absolute number was and did not know what the CD4/ CD8 ratio was either or the importance of these lab numbers.

Note and updated suggestions: It would be prudent for persons with a CD4 count below 200 to stay on a combination of the prescribed meds and the Black Seed for 3 months or longer until the CD4 counts are above 300 before dropping the HIV meds and going solo with the Black Seed powder. The 90 day period of using Black Seed with the HIV meds is to allow for some immune restoration to take place before the antiviral drugs are stopped or interrupted. Otherwise, you may see a spike in the viral load and a decline in the CD4 counts.

For those diehards who won't use any HIV meds, I would suggest starting off with a higher dose of Black Seed powder from 6000 mg (6 grams) or even more. Five Swanson Black Seed caps 3 times a day would provide 6 grams as would 4 Amazing Herbs Black Seed caps 3 times a day. For the users of the powder - one level measuring teaspoon is about 2 grams. Doing the math - that would be one tsp with meals 3 times a day.

Why paying attention to the CD8 counts and the CD4/CD8 ratio is important in HIV/AIDS.

It is important to remember that AIDS is a condition of imbalance and exhaustion of the immune system, not simply a viral infection. The immune system's initial response to the HIV virus is to flip or invert the CD4/ CD8 ratio. An example of a normal before HIV immune status is a CD4 count of 800 and a CD8 count of 500. If you divide 800 by 500, you get 1.6 and that is a normal CD4/CD8 ratio.

After HIV infection, you might get the opposite - a CD4 count of 400 and a CD8 count of 800. When you divide 400 by 800 it is 0.5 or one-half. 0.5 give or take 4 points is a set of numbers that indicates active HIV infection somewhere in the body, probably in the lymph nodes. In Dr. Onifade's et al studies in Nigeria, we were not given information on the CD4/CD8 ratios and how black seed therapy changed those ratios. In my opinion, of the 6 reported cures of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, none of these cures would be possible without a return to a normal CD4/ CD8 ratio. This because CD8 cytotoxic lymphocytes are activated to control and suppress HIV activity. Since many of the CD4 cells as the generals of the immune system are infected, there activity is thus suppressed. Except for a few rare cases, the immune response does not clear the virus from the body.

The TH2 response is the antibody branch of the immune system. Unless the immune system is balanced TH1/TH2, and activated, the persons is susceptible to a wide range of infections and cancers. Most of the immune system is in the peyer's patches and lymph nodes of the intestines. It is in the byproducts of digestion where most of the HIV viruses are activated. In the past, we found that a diet high in fiber and probiotics produced stools that were large in diameter and floated on water in the toilet bowl. Those whose stools were large in diameter and floated had rising CD4 cells counts and those whose stools were small in diameter sank had declining CD4 counts. (The small diameter stools indicate inflammation in the intestines and the sinkers indicate too much unfriendly flora like e-coli and candida). Natural sources of probiotics include raw bee pollen, raw cabbage, raw vegetables, yogurt, kefir, raw apple cider vinegar and kombuchu tea.

Disclaimer: Nothing you read here is medical advice. See the doctor of your choice and consult with him or her about your condition and your treatment options. It is OK to reprint articles from this website and hand them to your doctor. Most will appreciate this information. Be sure to let your doctor know of any dietary or supplement changes to your life style and treatment protocol including your use of Black Seed.

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Next update June 1st

May 1, 2015 News

West Allis, WI. Black Seed powder reported to have improved blood cancer markers in a local patient.

On April 27, a local female cancer patient (Patient D) told Keep Hope Alive that she has been treated for bone cancer with chemotherapy since July of 2014. Patient D who walks with a cane and is in her 50's said that she has osteocarcinoma (bone cancer). She said her oncologist has been tracking her progress with a blood test called CA 27.29. Last summer this marker was 103 and with chemotherapy it has dropped to 62.

However, on April 7th, she added 3 Black Seed powder capsules taken twice a day to her chemotherapy regimen. A follow up test 14 days later showed the CA 27.29 marker had dropped from 62 to 47. This is an encouraging sign indicating that the cancer activity was declining. In, they report that "CA 27.29 is a mucus-containing protein that is produced by the MUC-1 gene." Breast cancer cells and some other types of cancers will shed copies of the CA 27.29 protein into the bloodstream. When CA 27.29 numbers decline it indicates the cancer is less active or declining and that the treatment is probably working.

She (patient D) continues using the Black Seed powder along with the chemotherapy and will have a follow up test in another 2 weeks. She told me she also started taking 800 mcg daily of Phytosel - a plant based selenium distributed by about the same time. Selenium's role in the prevention and treatment of cancer is well documented with numerous scientific citations in the Immune Restoration Handbook.

However, in our conversation, she said she thought it was the Black Seed capsules that contributed to the decline in her cancer blood markers leaving her hopeful that more good news will follow.

Immunology - Dispelling Myths about HIV by Jay Levy

Jay Levy from the University of California in San Francisco authored an article on the immunology of HIV progressions that discusses the role of innate immunity in controlling the virus. His article was published in Trends in Bimolecular Medicine. The article Dispelling myths and focusing on notable concepts in HIV is worth reading.

37 people are now on our Black Seed mailing. list. So far, a total of six persons have reported that they were disappointed with the black seed oil and have switched to the black seed powder. No one to date has reported satisfactory results using the oil. Also, lab results trickle in slowly, and at a pace we do not control. We will report them as they arrive. I note that protocols from various readers almost never duplicate each other exactly. A majority mix conventional medical treatments with Black Seed powder and other natural remedies. This confuses how to interpret the many positive results reported.

It is notable that no one on our email list has reported that the black seed powder did not help them. The few who are using black seed powder as a monotherapy are urged to update us frequently with their results. One reader wrote that he thought that buying the whole seeds and grinding them with a coffee grinder would produce the best results. Another reader was sceptical of the quality of some of Swanson's products due to their rock bottom prices.

Another reader wrote recently that he found the Life Extension Foundation distributes Black Seed powder in capsules. This now makes 4 sources for the capsules - the other three being,, and Northern Herb and Spice Co. ......................Next update May 15th

April 15, 2015

A short summary of supplements and drugs used by readers since 1994 and reported on this website to increase CD4 helper cell counts. This summary was sent to a reader who decided to try the Black Seed powder remedy for HIV.

To (name withheld) I do remember talking to you last fall while you were in New York and homeless. If I was in your shoes, I would use both the black seed - 1 tsp of powder in water or fruit juice twice a day, and the prescribed HIV meds, at least until my CD4 count was 200 or higher before dropping the meds. and going solo on the Black Seed powder. I've read that when your CD4 count get real low, like yours, it takes a long time for them to come back or increase dramatically.

However, there are some remedies printed at that do this and there are 20 years of writings here - a ton on information on immune restoration and increasing CD4 counts for anyone who takes the time to explore it. Here are a few off the top of my head ideas to increase CD4 Counts. To learn more - go to and type in the first word in bold lettering into the Search Box at the top of the right column. Add the search term "CD4" without the quotes may help you select more relevant links. Search each of the 18 items listed below. Be creative - try this search term "increases CD4 counts" with the quotes included. Plan to spend a few hours reading and taking notes.

1. Thymus tablets - dissolve one daily under the tongue

2. Zinc supplementation - 50 mg zinc once daily or eat a handful of pumpkin seeds.

3. Castor oil - one teaspoon daily by mouth or do castor oil packs over the liver once day

4. Sun tanning until you get a nice brown tan or take up to 5000 units daily of vitamin D3.

5. Maitake mushrooms - 3 to 6 capsules daily

6. Iquilia - homeopathic remedy ordered from Austria . This low cost remedy increased CD4 counts rapidly but when used with HIV meds. Without HIV meds, it had little effect. To date, Iquilia has not yet been tested with the use of Black Seed powder.

7. Prednisone - 10 mg daily in the AM (prescribed anti-inflammatory)

8. Naltrexone - 3 to 4.5 mg once daily before bedtime.

9. Astragalus - chinese herb - take 1000 mg daily

10 Whey protein - 10 to 20 grams dissolved in fruit juice once a day. - increases glutathione levels

11. Plant based selenium - 4 Brazil nuts daily or take Phytosel - two tablets 200 mcg each twice a day (Total 800 mcg daily) or use a selenium product derived from yeast. (there are no live yeast in these products). Selenium derived from plants including yeast increase immunity to candida albicans and pathogenic fungal activity.

12. Black seed powder - 1 tsp in fruit juice twice day or 3 or 4 capsules twice day.

13. Solgar Brewer's yeast powder (it is grown in blackstrap molasses) - a potent source of natural B vitamins, DNA and RNA, trace minerals, protein, and phyto-nutrients. This product does not contain live yeast and increases immunity to candida albicans and pathogenic fungal activity.

14. Raw garlic - 1 clove on rye bread or crackers three times day.

15. Coconut oil and/or eating cultured or pickled foods.

16. Probiotics - L. Plantarum and or L. Rhamnosus.

17. A High fiber raw food diet will get your stools to float on water (See the Immune Restoration Handbook section on diet). In one survey we done in the early 1990's we found that when the stools float, the CD4 counts rise and when the stools sink, the CD4 counts would also drop.

18. Follow a hypoallergenic diet if possible. (common food allergens are pasteurized milk products like ice cream and milk, also eggs, soy, sugar and refined sweets, too much chocolate, gluten from wheat and white pasta and breads, GMO corn and soy. Search common food allergens at

Avoid toxic foods and common food sensitivities and to much sugar. Sugar, corn syrup and soda depress the white blood cells and immune response. Hard liquor also depress the immune response. Beer that is naturally brewed does not depress the immune response and is a source of B vitamins and beta glucan.

Walking and water. Don't walk on water unless you are Jesus. Taking long slow walks while exposing your skin to the sun and drinking lots of clean water detoxifies the body and helps to rebuild the immune system.

Note: Norvir - a prescription drug that is used to boost HIV med treatments - ask to add Norvir (100 mg) once or twice a day to boost the immune response that includes DTH type 4. Naturally almost no one will do all the above, so read the published research and do what you can fit into your budget and schedule. Take Care. Conrad.

Note: Sources of Black Seed powder capsules. "Blackseed Plus" product in capsules is also available from Northern Herb and Spice Co.

As for the Black Seed Oil, two sources have reported that Black Seed oil from Saudi Arabia has the most therapeutic value. The oil from Saudi Arabia is reported to have a dark oil and a more bitter taste than the oil from other countries. Since all the black seed oil used in the 5 HIV cases did not come from Saudi Arabia, and did not have noticeable benefits, I located a source of Saudi Arabian black Seed oil from the and ordered a small sample for testing purposes.

A local cancer patient (Donna) who has osteocarcinoma (bone cancer) recently added Blackseed powder and plant based selenium to her daily regimen. She is taking 3 Amazing Herbs Blackseed powder capsules twice daily along with two Phytosel Natural Selenium tablets each containing 200 mcg of natural selenium. Results will be followed.

Note that most selenium supplements sold in health food stores and drug stores are syntheticly made and not derived from either plant or animal. L seleno-methionine is not of natural or plant origin and should be avoided due to a lack of safety studies. Adverse effects from using seleno-methionine in doses above 200 mcg daily have been reported on this website.

Use the search box in the right column and enter the word phytosel, to learn more about this plant based selenium derived from Indian mustard greens. Other plant based selenium sources include Brazil Nuts and yeast grown selenium. Selenium supplements labeled "yeast free" are usually synthetic in origin and should be avoided.

Our next update will be May 1st.

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Nigella SativaApril 2nd 2015 Here is the link to the full text copy of the latest issue of the Journal of Immunity. This special edition is devoted to the therapeutic potential of Black Seed for more than 30 disease and health conditions. The article is a summary of relevant research derived from 117 published scientific treatises analyzed by Aftab Ahmad and 7 cohorts from India and Saudi Arabia. Enjoy.
Photo on the upper left is of the Nigella Sativa flower. Next update April 15

April 1st - the full text article of the latest issue of the Journal of Immunity is in the printers and will be posted here in its entirety tomorrow evening - April 2nd - Conrad.

March 30th - A new shipment of San Damiano "Miraculous" water arrived today - the beginning of Holy week. However, orders are limited to 4 bottles each until more supplies arrive. Order here

March 23rd - Breaking News. World Health Organization:
Weed kill ingredient used in Monsanto products probably causes cancer.

by Vince Brennan
St Louis Business Journal - excerpts -

World Health Organization officials announced on Friday that the active ingredient in Monsanto's herbicide Roundup was "classified as probably carcinogenic to humans." The announcement was made by the WHO's cancer arm, the International Agency for the Research on Cancer. The agency had examined glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, according to Reuters.

In addition, the group said there was "limited evidence" that glyphosate could cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Monsanto responded by saying the scientific data did not support the WHO finding and called the group to hold a urgent meeting over the matter. Read more here

With WHO now against Monsanto's herbicide, the Organic Consumers Assn has just started a petition drive to the EPA to ban Monsanto's herbicide - glyphosphate. Read more here.

next update April 1st

March 17 Report (next update April 1st)

Nigella Sativa (Black Seed) – A review of the scientific literature finds unparalleled therapeutic potential for many health conditions

Conrad LeBeau

More than 600 scientific articles published in medical journals support the hypothesis that black seed has a range of medical and potential medical benefits possibly unparalleled in the history of medicinal herbs. In the last two issues of this journal, we have written about the use and benefits of Black Seed powder in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. More than 60 cases have been written about in medical journals where HIV+ persons used Black Seed powder and increased CD4 counts while a majority reduced their viral loads to non-detectable levels in about 4 months. Also, six outright cures are reported in published studies where sustained sero-conversions have occurred.

We are also interested in finding out if this low cost remedy will cure Hepatitis C and cancer. Standard treatments for cancer cost $10,000 or more per month, and there is reported to be a $86,000 cure for hepatitis C ( Of course, these patented remedies are FDA approved and the market monopolies thus created are protected by FDA attorneys with their regulatory schemes.

In this report, we will review the published scientific research on the use of Nigella Sativa for a wide range of other illnesses and conditions as well as new developments in case reports. An article (1) published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine in May of 2013 offers one of the most thorough reviews of the scientific literature on black seed research and its therapeutic potential that has ever been published. [This article is now posted at as a full text scientific article. Depending on the font size you use– it prints out anywhere from 15 to as much as 38 pages.]

A Review on therapeutic potential of Nigella sativa: A miracle Herb” is written by Aftab Ahmad, and 7 of his cohorts from Saudi Arabia and India. The article is referenced by 117 scientific citations on clinical studies, experiments, and research of Black Seed’s medicinal properties. In their review, they reported Nigella Sativa is a widely used plant in traditional systems of medicine including Unani, Tibb, Ayurveda and Siddha. In the Tibb-e-Nabwi (Prophetic Medicine) its use has been recommended on a regular basis. Historically, black seed as a medicine. It has also been used as a spice for seasoning for soups, breads, and pickles.

1. Asian Pac J Trop Biomed. 2013 May;3(5):337-52 Nigella Sativa’s Historical use as a Medicine.

In the Asian Pac J Trop Biomed, A Ahmad et al state: “The seeds of N. sativa are widely used in the treatment of various diseases like bronchitis, asthma, diarrhea, rheumatism and skin disorders. It is also used as liver tonic, digestive, anti-diarrheal, appetite stimulant, emmenagogue, to increase milk production in nursing mothers to fight parasitic infections, and to support immune system.”

On its therapeutic properties, the Biomed article states: “N. sativa has been extensively studied for its biological activities and therapeutic potential and shown to possess wide spectrum of activities viz. as diuretic, antihypertensive, antidiabetic, anticancer and immunomodulatory, analgesic, antimicrobial, anthelmintics, analgesics and anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic, bronchodilator, gastroprotective, hepatoprotective, renal protective and antioxidant properties.”

Active compounds in black seeds include a long list of scientific names like thymoquinone, P-cymene, carvacrol, and saponin a potential anti-cancer agent. Listing 100 or more scientific names won’t mean a lot to the average reader. With more than 100 compounds identified in the literature, I decided not to list them here. They are listed in the full text article on our website. Unlike single compounds that are patented, whole black seed is one impressive collection of pharmacological chemicals in unique proportions to one another that no scientist has ever duplicated.

Black seed as a folk remedy

Black seeds have a long history of use in Indian and Arabian civilizations as both a food and a medicine. A. Ahmad reports on the traditional the use of black seed for “respiratory system, digestive tract, kidney and liver function, cardio vascular system and immune system support, as well as for general well-being.” The seeds have also been used traditionally for asthma, bronchitis, rheumatism, and other inflammatory diseases.

[The full review article will be published in the next issue of the Journal of Immunity and should be available here online by April 1st. By then, I hope to have some updated results on the use of black seed powder in the treatment of HIV.]

Therapeutic doses used in case studies reported thus far range from 500 mg of black seed powder per 25 pounds of body weight to double that amount used in some of the Nigerian studies. In other words, a person weighing 150 lbs would use 3 capsules or more twice daily - usually with meals. A higher dose could be 3 capsules taken 3 times a day with meals. Based on body weight, a 100 lb person would take a total of 2 capsules twice a day (4 total) each day and a 200 lb person would take 4 twice a day (8 total). When the seed powder is used, a level measuring teaspoon equals about 1900 to 2000 mg or about 4 capsules when using the original formula. There are many other good sources available on the internet that anyone can locate with their search engine. As the saying goes - Google it. ]

Dr Ahmed's article in the Asian Pac J. Trop Biomed. 2013 May;3(5):337-52 Nigella Sativa's Historical use as a medicine is now available here as a full text scientific article. For all full text articles published on this website, use the link in the green column on the right or click here.

Other news: Our supply of Miraculous Water from San Damiano, Italy, ran out about 6 weeks ago. Even though we have a tracking number, a shipment of San Damiano water to us has been lost somewhere in the U.S. mail. We have requested another shipment while attempts to trace the Feb. 1st shipment have been undertaken with the Italian postal service in San Damiano. At this point, we don't know when we will have more water to ship out. When we do, we will post a notice here and at our page for ordering books and other religious articles.

FDA vs. me. My legal tussle with the FDA over whether they should continue to have the legal authority to classify foods as drugs based solely on their intended use to prevent or mitigate disease is still being reviewed by Federal Judge Charles Clevert. It is now 2 years and counting, and there is still no indication that a decision will be coming anytime soon. Justice delayed is justice denied.

Growing Old an absolutely stunning video slide presentation with messages for all ages from 1 to 100

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March 1, 2015 Report - Dr Moskowitz critically evaluates mandatory vaccines

An article in Health Impact News by Richard Moskowitz MD discusses "The Case against Immunizations." Dr. Moskowitz discusses his views and experiences as a practicing physician. What follows is an excerpt and a link to the original article. The article also has links to 13 additional health care professionals who have written treatises questioning the safety of some of today's vaccines.

By Richard Moskowitz, M. D.

"For the past ten years or so, I have felt a deep and growing compunction against giving routine vaccinations to children. It began with the fundamental belief that people have the right to make that choice for themselves. But eventually the day came when I could no longer bring myself to give the shots, even when the parents wished me to. I have always believed that the attempt to eradicate entire microbial species from the biosphere must inevitably upset the balance of Nature in fundamental ways that we can as yet scarcely imagine. Such concerns loom ever larger as new vaccines continue to be developed, seemingly for no better reason than that we have the technical capacity to make them, and thereby to demonstrate our right and power as a civilization to manipulate the evolutionary process itself.

"Purely from the viewpoint of our own species, even if we could be sure that the vaccines were harmless, the fact remains that they are compulsory, that all children are required to undergo them, without sensitivity or proper regard for basic differences in individual susceptibility, to say nothing of the values and wishes of the parents and the children themselves. Most people can readily accept the fact that, from time to time, certain laws may be necessary for the public good that some of us strongly disagree with. But the issue in this case involves nothing less than the introduction of foreign proteins or even live viruses into the bloodstream of entire populations.

"For that reason alone, the public is surely entitled to convincing proof, beyond any reasonable doubt, that artificial immunization is in fact a safe and effective procedure, in no way injurious to health, and that the threat of the corresponding natural diseases remains sufficiently clear and urgent to warrant the mass inoculation of everyone, even against their will if necessary. Unfortunately, such proof has never been given; and even if it could be, continuing to employ vaccines against diseases that are no longer prevalent or dangerous hardly qualifies as an emergency." - See the entire article at: Health Impact News

Today's Medical Care by Ronald Peters MD
The Problem: The “Medical Model” – Focus on Disease

American medicine is based on the “medical model”: when you get sick, you go to the doctor and it is the doctor’s responsibility to find out what is wrong with you and give you the right medicine to make the problem go away. This simplistic approach was birthed in the first half of the twentieth century when infections were the most common medical problems. The discovery of penicillin allowed doctors to give a “magic pill” that cured infections such as pneumonia. At that moment the drug industry was born as well as the “medical model” of care and both are thriving to this day.

The “medical model” works well for infections, but not for the chronic diseases that plague modern society. High blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, depression and many more are diseases of lifestyle and mind style, not infections. These “diseases of civilization” were not found nearly as much in the past and they do not respond to the medical model of “take a pill and make it go away”. Drugs do not cure these problems; they most often only reduce the symptoms and must be taken for a long time, often indefinitely and often with side-effects.

The medical model of healthcare costs us 1.4 trillion dollars annually, which is 14% of our current overall budget. This amount is expected to double in the next 8 years to 3 trillion dollars. In spite of this enormous expense, the United States ranks 12th out of 13 industrial nations recently compared using 16 health indicators, such as life expectancy and age-adjusted mortality. In other words, we spend more and get less.

In addition, there side-effects to the “medical model”, Dr Barbara Starfield of John Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health published an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association in July of 2000 which showed the following number of deaths per year due to medical practice in the USA: 12,000 die from unnecessary surgery 7,000 die due to medication errors in hospitals 20,000 die from other errors in hospitals 80,000 die from infections acquired in hospitals 106,000 die due to non-error, negative effects of drug therapy The total is 225,000 people dying each year from modern medical practice. Iatrogenic disease is the scientific term used for “doctor caused” health problems.

Although not listed in the CDC 10 leading causes of death in the USA, iatrogenic causes of death ranks number three behind heart disease and cancer:

Heart disease 852,486

Cancer 553,888

Iatrogenic causes 225,000

Stroke 180,074

The American medical system is sick. Complex chronic illnesses cannot be properly treated with 10 minute office visits and expensive symptomatic medications. The drug industry has undue influence in basic research and doctor prescribing patterns, while federal and state regulators too often succumb to the powerful directives of big business. Read the rest of Dr Peters article here.

Black Seed Powder (Nigella Sativa) Updates:

In February, Patient P's wife who is from Illinois said her husband who has consistently used Black Seed oil along with anti-hiv drugs (Norvir, Reyataz and Truvada) since Sept 2014 was disappointed in the latest lab test for the CD4 counts. The latest test after more than 4 months of using the black seed oil along with the hiv meds is that her husbands CD4 counts slightly decreased from 105 to 104 although the viral load is non-detectable. He has decided to discontinue the black seed oil and switch to black seed powder capsules* ( 3 twice a day) along with neem leaf capsules* (2 twice a day) while continuing on the anti-hiv meds to see if this will increase the CD4 counts. The lab test are done only once every 3 months.

*Patient R (Aron) protocol. He continues on his mono-therapy regimen of 3 black seed powder capsules twice a day and two Neem Leaf caps that are taken along with the Black Seed Powder. Aron stated he would get new lab tests sometime in March (later this month). He has not taken any HIV meds since July of 2014.

Micaell Thomson of Denmark emailed his latest tests that were basically unchanged. His HIV status remains positive in his 4th month of using Black seed powder therapy (started Oct 13, 2014) with CD4 counts about 600 and a non-detectable viral load. To reach Micaell Thomson, send an email to him here if you want to follow his latest protocol and results.

Case M from Europe. M has written that she has abandoned the use of the black seed oil that failed to increase her CD4 counts and will soon be starting the use of black seed powder to treat her HIV condition. Due to her confidentiality request, we will not provide an email link or more information at this time.

There are other emails we receive from persons who are trying or considering the use of Black Seed powder for HIV, HCV, cancer, and other conditions with a surprising number of these emails coming from foreign countries (Europe, South Africa and one from Nigeria). Suggestion: to locate sources on the web, use your search engine with this term. "nigella sativa powder" Sometimes it is also called "Black Cumin Powder" but its botanical name "nigella sativa" must also appear on the label to be the real thing. The powder is black (not brown) and has a peppery taste. We welcome your comments and maintain strict confidentiality of all emails unless you write to us and indicate otherwise.

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Feb 15 Report - updated Feb 18
Vaccines, Measles and the Media

Conrad LeBeau
The current mass media campaign to frighten the general public into getting vaccinated is to stop the spread of measles that has now affected over 100 children. However, measles, even if it were an epidemic, is no more of a threat to the public safety than the seasonal flu.

Several politicians are now pandering for media support including Hillary Clinton who said of vaccinations: "the sky is blue - the world is round" - suggesting that all vaccines are safe. What the sky being blue and the world being round has to due with the question of whether or not vaccines are safe is a connection I cannot figure out, but it tells me something about Hillary Clinton's absolute trust in the infallibility of federal employees at the CDC, FDA and NIH. She also happens to believe in the safety of GMOs - genetically modified foods. Tony Fauci of NIAID has called MMR a no-brainer. Tell that to the parents of children who became austic after they received the MMR vaccine. (MMR stands for Measles - Mumps - Rubella.)

Live Attenuated Viruses in MMR

Notice the words "LIVE" and "ATTENUATED" in an actual photo of the MMR vaccine vial on the left. That is definitely not sterile. The word "attenuated" means the viruses in the vaccine are still living but in a diluted or weakened state. What the "experts" do not consider is that even a weakened virus that gets inside a person with an immune system that does not produce neutralizing antibodies, it could linger as a chronic infection and could cause problems in various parts of the body like the intestinal tract. The intestinal tract, in particular, is where lymph nodes reside that contain most of our immune system with millions of white blood cells.

A chronic infection in the intestinal tract, and worse yet, one that reaches the brain or crosses the blood brain barrier could become a lifelong problem as in autism, intestinal disorders, or an inflammation that impairs brain function. Why does a virus have to be "live" to be effective? A virus that is killed quickly leaves dead proteins intact that could safely be injected allowing the immune system to produce neutralizing antibodies without the risk of creating a lifelong chronic infection that occurs in some recipients. Researchers need to get to work to produce safer vaccines.

[The Flu vaccine that is administered in the nasal membranes is a safer method than injection as it allows immune cells in the mucus membranes to react with the foreign antigens and produce antibodies. This method also reduces the risk of severe allergic reactions that can sometimes be fatal with injections.]

Recently, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the NIAID stated in an interview on public television that the Ebola vaccine could not give you Ebola as the viruses in the experimental vaccine are dead. He cannot say this about all the vaccines currently being used. Does that mean, Dr. Fauci, that there is a risk to the public to inject them with live (attenuated, diluted, crippled or partially dead) viruses? Your answer please: ( ) It should be noted that since Dr Fauci believes that a sterile or dead Ebola virus can give you immunity against its live counterpart, then why should any live viruses be used in any vaccine?

There are plenty of cases in the history of vaccines where live viruses either were deliberately used or accidentally ended up in vaccines. These include the famous hepatitis B vaccine given to hundreds of gay men in the United States in the early 1980's - a vaccine that was co-infected with HIV. As a result of these nationwide vaccinations, the HBV vaccine spread the HIV virus into every major city in the United States.

About the same time, the World Health Organization (WHO) innoculated millions of Africans with the Small Pox vaccine that was also co-infected with the HIV virus. Collectively, these millions of vaccinations spread AIDS to millions of people and directly caused millions of deaths. It is one of history's ugliest coverups. If it was an accident, it indicated incompetence that had the most severe of consequences; if it was done deliberately, it was genocide and mass murder.

The following excerpt is taken from an article about dirty vaccines printed in April, 2001, in Positive Health News - Report No 22. The newsletter can be read in its entirety on this website.

April , 2001 - from Positive Health News, Report No 22 - a reprint
Unsterilized vaccines linked to digestive disorders and food allergies in children

"What is an unsterilized vaccine? Most vaccines used today in hospitals are unsterilized (dirty) because they contain live or attenuated viruses. This practice, that has been going on for decades, has already infected over 20 million Americans with SV40, a simian virus scientists have linked to cancer. According to medical reseracher, J. Beldekas, SV40 may cause Alzheimer’s in millions of baby boomers about to retire. He said this virus is linked to dementia in monkeys that have symptoms similar to Alzheimer’s. Already, Alzheimer’s is an epidemic in the United States with 4 millions cases and growing. Where did SV40 come from? It came from the live oral Salk vaccine for polio given in the late 1950’s to around 1962. In fact, in March, 2001, Peter Jennings of ABC News ran a special report on SV40 and the debate on its adverse effects ongoing within the scientific community.

In 1976, the US Public Health Service wanted Americans to get vaccinations to protect them from the “Swine Flu,” an epidemic that never materialized. Several of our readers have told us that they acquired “CFIDS” as a result of the Swine Flu vaccination and have never been normal since.

In 1981, a vaccine to prevent Hepatitis B was given to hundreds of gay people in the US that was contaminated with the HIV virus and spread the AIDS virus all over the country while the World Health Organization gave millions in Africa small pox vaccinations also contaminated with HIV that spread the disease all over the continent of Africa. (See the London Times article). But it doesn’t end there; within the past few months, I have spoken to 3 different parents of who said they have traced the current health problems of their children to recent vaccinations. These health conditions include food allergies and intolerances.

The solution to this ongoing problem of causing illnesses with vaccinations is for the Food and Drug Administration to stop allowing pharmaceutical companies to market “dirty vaccines.” All the pharmaceutical companies have to do is to pass their vaccines through a flat glass tube subjected to a high intensity ultraviolet light and this will kill all the live viruses and mycoplasmas in the vaccine and leave them in a pristine form so the same immunological protections can be passed on to the patient without the risk of acquiring a permanent new life long infection.

Many parents have traced the health problems of their children to vaccinations for MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) as well as other vaccinations. Many children develop chronic digestive disorders within their first 6 months of life after they receive multiple vaccinations. These vaccines are recommended by physicians with the full backing of hospitals and the US government. In fact, the United States may end up, if we haven’t already done so, with millions of chronically-ill handicapped children because arrogant and short-sighted decision makers at the top impose their medical views on the population and do so with a lack of understanding of the serious adverse consequences of the vaccines they endorse.

They are unaware of how to make a safe vaccine that is sterile and still protect children without subjecting them to new infections that come from the vaccine itself. Haven’t any of them heard of how water and blood can be disinfected with ultraviolet light?

The problem of children being infected with new illnesses from dirty vaccines could also be avoided if the principle of “transfer factor” from the mother’s breast milk to her child was understood and applied. If a mother want to immunize her child without putting the child at risk of acquiring a new infection from a unsterilized vaccine (dirty vaccine), then she should get the MMR shots and all the other vaccinations herself while she is pregnant or even while she is breast feeding the child. Her developed immune system will produce all the necessary immune factors to resist these diseases and transfer them to her child through her breast milk. This filtering system will provide her child with a clean vaccination, via orally the breast milk. It is unhumane and unconscionable to give these dirty vaccines to babies with undeveloped immune systems. Is there anyone at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, DC, with enough brains to figure this out?

My suggestions to readers as regards vaccines: Do not obtain any vaccination, except under life threatening emergency conditions, unless the physician or hospital obtains from the pharmaceutical company a letter that is signed by a company official that the vaccine in question is sterile and does not contain any live viruses, mycoplasmas or other pathogenic agents. Second, insist on a small vial of the vaccine for personal storage for future testing in the event they lied to you and your child gets sick so you can go to court and sue the pants off of them.

Mothers: Always breast feed your children. Do not deprive them of a normal immune system by giving them “formula.” Mothers who breast feed their children transfer their acquired immunity."

The London Times is one of many sources that reported the link between the small pox vaccine and HIV in an article published on May 11, 1987. The article quotes Dr Robert Gallo who told the Times:

'The link between the WHO programme and the epidemic in Africa is an interesting and important hypothesis. 'I cannot say that it actually happened, but I have been saying for some years that the use of live vaccines such as that used for smallpox can activate a dormant infection such as HIV.'

However, the dormant HIV virus Dr. Gallo referred to had to be in the smallpox vaccine as it was not already in the general population of persons immunized by WHO. The article also states:

"Although no detailed figures are available, WHO information indicated that the Aids league table of Central Africa matches the concentration of vaccinations. The greatest spread of HIV infection coincides with the most intense immunization programmes , with the number of people immunized being as follows: Zaire 36,878,000; Zambia 19,060,000; Tanzania 14,972,000; Uganda 11,616,000; Malawai 8,118,000; Rwanda 3,382,000 and Burundi 3,274,000. Brazil, the only South American country covered in the eradication campaign, has the highest incidence of Aids in that region. About 14,000 Haitians, on United Nations secondment to Central Africa, were covered in the campaign."

Killing viruses in dirty vaccines with ultraviolet light or H2O2

There are other methods of dealing with viruses in dirty vaccines. One is to use oral hydrogen peroxide before, during and for a few days after receiving a vaccination or to use the bath method with H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide) added to the water as I described in the current issue of the Journal of Immunity. I also described this method in the Immune Restoration Handbook and my booklet on the use of Hydrogen Peroxide and Aloe Vera Home Remedies. There are other anti-virals that could also be considered. The other major problem with vaccinations are severe and sometimes fatal allergic reactions. The first 24 hours after receiving a vaccination are critical. Parents should watch their children for signs of breathing difficulty or severe discomfort. If in doubt, check the pulse rate - if it is over 90 beats per minute or the child feels cold or clammy, take them to the Emergency Room of your local hospital and ask them about your child's condition, and to check for a possible severe allergic reaction to the vaccination. Ask for an immediate antidote to turn off the allergic response. Before agreeing to have your child receive a vaccination, ask the doctor or the local Health Dept if they have an antidote for an allergic reaction.

This is important because a few months ago in neighboring Waukesha County here in Wisconsin, a teenage girl was given the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus vaccine) and within 48 hours she was dead. The medical examiner said she died from an overdose of anti-histamines. Was this the real cause of her death or was it a cover up? The unanswered question here is: what caused this girl to take so much antihistamines in the first place after she received the HPV vaccine? Did the HPV vaccine cause an allergic reaction that in turn caused her take an overdose of antihistamines? Was it really the antihistamines that killed her or was it anaphylactic shock - the most severe allergic reaction possible caused by the HPV vaccine? We cannot get her side of the story as she died.

A local friend, R. Boda, told me of a cousin who was going to college and had a bright future ahead, then she who got a vaccination for Meningitis and within 24 hours, she was dead. Is there any wonder that millions of people no longer trust the federal government and their parade of "experts." Trust yes, but you must first earn trust by telling the public the truth and stop hiding your failures. The government cannot even protect us from unsafe airbags in cars that have exploded and killed several people. Stop lying to the public to protect the backside of your biggest political contributors from Wall St.

Two candidates for the Republican Presidential nomination have defended the rights of parents to decide whether or not to vaccinate their children. This includes Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky who is himself a medical doctor. For this, both candidates have gotten a lot of flack from the press.

The next update will be March 1st.

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Feb 1, 2015 Update Report

Conrad LeBeau
Milwaukee, WI. Patient R (Aron) whose case we have followed since August started a job this past week as voice recognition interpreter. Aron told me that he will obtain new lab tests in March. If his viral load becomes undetectable from his use of Black seed powder as a mono-therapy, he will get an HIV antibody test to see if he has sero-converted (from HIV+ to -).

A slight change in his protocol of using black seed capsules occurred on Jan 10th when he added 2 capsules of Neem Leaf to his regimen. He now takes 3 Black Seed powder caps with 2 Neem Leaf caps twice a day with meals. He continues to remain asymptomatic, uses no prescribed drugs, and has stopped his use of alcohol during the work week.

We both agreed that there would be no point in taking the standard elisa/western blot HIV test now if there remained a detectable viral load. The purpose of adding the Neem Leaf caps was to further increase the CD4 counts and hopefully speed up the date where sero-conversion takes place.

Patient P from Illinois update- I was told in January that her husband who had been using black seed oil with the prescribed drugs tried to get an elisa/western blot HIV test and was refused. He made the mistake of going to the same clinic where they knew him. The clinic told him that the results of his test would be that he was still HIV+. New lab tests for viral load and CD4 counts are about a month away.

A mixture of Black seed and Honey called A-zam is tested on 51 HIV+ patients in Nigeria with significant increases in CD4 counts and declines in viral loads.

An article published in Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med. 2011; 8(1): 37–44. Published online 2010 Oct 2 by A. A. Onifade et al discusses a mixture made of Black Seed and Honey called A-zam given to 51 HIV+ patients. The results were a significant increase in CD4 counts and decrease in the viral load. A few of the patients used the Black Seed remedy (A-zam) along with hiv drugs. The abstract states the following:

This study was to determine the effectiveness (CD4 count and viral load) of a safe herbal concoction, α-Zam used by clients seeking herbal remedy for treatment of HIV infection in Nigeria. 51 patients taking α-Zam as complementary and alternative therapy through the herbal therapist were studied for a period of 16 months. Preliminary medical and laboratory examinations using WHO and CDC criteria were done after confirmation of HIV infection by Western blotting in the nearest teaching hospitals to the residence of the patients. Regular visits were paid to the patients after commencement of the α-Zam to assess the side-effects, drug interactions, toxicity and effectiveness of the herbal remedy. There was a statistical significance (P<0.05) between pre-treatment and post-treatment CD4 count. 4 (7.8%) of the patients had average increase in CD4 count of 262±16 cell/µL, 23 (45.1%) patients with average increase 310±16 cell/µL, 16 (31.4%) patients with average increase 456±25 cell/µL and 8 (15.7%) patients with average increase 510±36 cell/µL( %) were at WHO staging I , II, III and IV respectively within 4 months on herbal therapy. There was very marked reduction in viral (HIV-RNA) load with 41 (80.4%) [had undectable viral loads] and 10 (19.6%) HIV infected patients had <1000 copies/ml respectively after the therapy. All symptoms and signs associated with HIV infection in all patients fully subsided within 4 weeks of commencement of α-zam therapy and there was no evidence of negative drug interaction in those HIV patients using both the herbal and highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART). The study is in progress to determine periodic immunological outcomes of post therapy in all patients.

The full text article with charts is available as a pdf file. The mean average CD4 at the start of treatment was 262. After Black seed therapy, the mean average CD4 count increased to 703. Of 51 patients, 41 had undetectable viral loads and 10 had detectable viral loads less than 1000. The study reports that all symptoms of all the patients were gone within the first 4 weeks.

Some facts about Black Seed (Nigella Sativa)

Black Seed is sometimes called "Black Cumin." However, the species of "Cumin" is "Cuminum syminum" while the species of Black Seed is "Nigella Sativa." Wikipedia states that the term "Black Cumin" is somewhat misleading. The Cumin spice is used in Chili, Salsa, meats and bean dishes. It is usually brown in color and has a very strong flavor. It is commonly stocked in grocery stores. Black seed on the other hand has a mild peppery taste and is sometimes substituted for black pepper. Black Seed is used as a spice in soup, naan breads, some artisan cheese and specialty dishes. Nigella sativa is one of several species of Nigella and has the most promising medicinal properties. 40% of whole black seeds or ground black seed powder consists of oil. Most of the more than 600 published studies on black seed have been in a laboratory setting. There are very few controlled studies with humans.

Note: Feb. 5, 2015, today we have corrected on this website statements where we previously calling Black Seed powder "black cumin." The problem of calling Black Seed "Black Cumin" is that black seed is not the same species as regular "cumin" a brownish colored spice used in Mideastern, Asian and other ethnic cooking. Of some 14 Nigella species, the primary species being investigated for its medicinal value is "Nigella Sativa.", the website where we obtained the Black Seed powder capsules also adds to the confusion by calling its Nigella Sativa powder "Black Cumin" powder. I also searched the web and found one site that incorrectly labeled its brown "Cumin" seeds NIgella Sativa. The amateur source apparently thought that all "cumin" was nigella sativa. I only found one source that made this mistake but there could be others. Caveat Emptor - let the buyer beware.

Historical use: Nigella Sativa was found in King Tut's tomb and has been in use for thousands of years for its medicinal value. (1) In islamic writing, a hadith by Abu Hurairah states: "There is healing in black seed for all diseases except death" (1)

1. Nigella sativa article in

Clinical trial tests black seed for Hepatitis C (HCV)
Volunteers wanted to test Black Seed powder for treating HCV or HBV

A study was done in Egypt to test the effects of Black Seed oil on patients with HCV. While viral titers for HCV declined on this study, the dose used was one 450 mg capsule 3 times a day. We have posted the full text article here. The black seed oil clearly has shown efficacy in this trial although we believe that the whole black seed powder would have shown even better results.

From published clinical studies and our experience with using black seed for treating HIV, the black seed powder was much more effective than the pressed oil. With ground whole black seed powder, you also get the oil as 40% of black seed by weight is oil. With the oil alone, you are only obtaining trace amounts of the immune modulating proteins found in the whole seeds. Since the whole seed powder has shown more efficacy than the oil, we are interested in hearing from persons who want to try using Black Seed powder for treating HCV or HBV. Black seed powder by the pound is available from While the original black seed powder in capsules is also available, the bulk powder is much more cost effective.

Example: if one teaspoon (the equivalent of 4 capsules) of the black seed powder is mixed with orange juice and taken by an adult person twice a day, one pound would last about 4 months. It would cost about $5 a month. That is as low a cost as most generic drugs. There are over 3 million people with HCV in the United States alone. The Egyptian study that we have posted is a full text article. If you have HCV or even HBV, show this article to your doctor and discuss with him or her the use of whole black seed powder for your condition. For your questions or comments or to let us know if you plan to use Black Seed for your health condition: send us an email.

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The latest Journal of Immunity v12 n4 2014/15 Winter Edition is now online

  • Black Seed Powder is reported to have cured* 5 persons of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria in published studies- performing beyond any HAART protocol and without any adverse effects or viral resistance. Published studies show that the Black Seed remedy (Nigella Sativa) for HIV is safe, effective, and very low in cost. There are no patents, no market monopolies, and no FDA approval is required. Symptoms disappear within 30 days. CD4 counts significantly increase while viral loads drop to non-detectable levels - usually within 5 months or less. It does so at a small fraction of the cost of existing drugs. Black Seed powder is readily available everywhere. Read this 5-page report

* Cured means sustained seroconversions (HIV+ to -) have occurred in a number of cases after the Black Seed remedy has ended. Update: May 2015 - attempts to cure HIV/AIDS in the United States using Black Seed as a monotherapy failed to duplicate the results of the Nigerian studies. [One emerging theory is that blood levels of vitamin D were not sufficient to duplicate these results due to limited exposure of the skin to the sun's uvb rays. There could be other dietary and lifestyle unknown factors as well.]

  • Influenza (H3N2) widespread in the U.S. Symptoms and remedies are discussed. Read more here(page 6)
  • Ebola infections 20,000 plus Read more here (page 8)

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1/16/15 - Announcement: The latest issue of the Journal of Immunity has been printed and is being mailed out on Monday. It will be posted here the evening of Jan 19th. The newsletter contains 4 new case reports on the use of Black Seed powder for HIV and published articles of the results including sero-conversions.

Our Lady of Medjugorje's Message to the World
"do not lose hope - love will win"

"Dear children, Remember – for I am telling you – that love will win. I know that many of you are losing hope because around you, you see suffering, pain, jealousy, envy... but, I am your mother. I am in the Kingdom but am also here with you. My Son is sending me anew to help you. Therefore, do not lose hope; instead, follow me – because the victory of my heart is in the name of God. My beloved Son is thinking of you as he has always thought of you. Believe him and live him. He is the life of the world. My children, to live my Son means to live the Gospel. This is not easy. This means love, forgiveness and sacrifice. This purifies and it opens the Kingdom. Sincere prayer, which is not only words but is a prayer which the heart speaks, will help you. Likewise fasting (will help you), because it is still more of love, forgiveness and sacrifice. Therefore, do not lose hope but follow me. I am imploring you anew to pray for your shepherds so that they may always look to my Son who was the first Shepherd of the world and whose family was the entire world." This message was given on Dec 2nd 2014

For her past (1981 to 2015) and most recent messages to the world, click here

Dr Joseph Mercola's video slide on the 10 worst foods we can eat. This is worth watching

Jan 3, 2015 update on the Black seed remedy for HIV

Hi Conrad,

I have received several emails in response to my HIV results that were posted on December 16th. I thought I would send you an email that answers these questions so that you could post them to your website. I have been taking three 475 mg capsules of Whole Spectrum Black Seed Original Plain powder twice daily. I take the first 3 when I wake up and the last three after dinner for a total of 2850 mg of the Black Seed daily. Let me know if I left out anything.


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Aron. The blackseed you used came from It is the Original Formula Plain (not the oil). Their phone number is 800-241-9138 The best price is to order 3 bottles or more. There is 100 caps per bottle. Each capsule contains 475 mg. Also, I just measured the quantity of black seed powder in the capsules. It takes 4 capsules (475 mg each) to fill one level measuring teaspoon. The measuring teaspoon is the same one used for baking purposes, not a soup spoon or a dessert spoon. If anyone grinds up their own nigella sativa seeds, 1 level teaspoon would contain 1900 mg total. Two teaspoons daily would be more than you used or was used in the case from Nigeria. What you used Aron with the 6 capsules was the equivalent of 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of black seed powder each day. Conrad LeBeau email