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

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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 macrobiotic.com

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

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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 fooddemocracynow.org 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 pacer.gov 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)

References:

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

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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-

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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 healthyhempoil.com:

Dear Brandon Note: This is to advise you that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviewed your website at the Internet address www.healthyhempoil.com 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 https://twitter.com/healthyhempoil and https://www.facebook.com/healthyhempoil/. 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 www.fda.gov.

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 www.healthyhempoil.com 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 http://www.gwpharm.co.uk/Commences%20US%20Phase%20IIIII%20Clinical%20Trial.aspx 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 FDA.gov. 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 OldBlueWebDesigns.com. 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.

earthclinic.com 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, earthclinic.com 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 moveon.org 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 theecologist.org
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 ng.ml. 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 hortus-rosarum.net (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 amandine.confignal@gmail.com. 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, whio.com 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 whio.com 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 madinamerica.com 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 healthyamericans.org, 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.

Healthypeople.gov 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.

Abstract

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.

Supplements

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.]

If you try one or more of the ideas presented here, write to me conradlebeau@gmail.com and let me know what works or does not work for you. Fasting is not a cake walk but it transforms us in a way that is good for us and the world.

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