For the past year, I have received several emails from readers on our mailing list that attempted to follow portions of “Mary from Brooklyn’s” protocol that has apparently cured her of HIV infection. Most of the protocols focused on the use of black seed and also vitamin D. No one reported the use of a raw garlic clove 3 times a day with meals. It may also be noteworthy that no one has achieved the level of success that Mary achieved – return to a normal CD4/CD8 ratio (1 to 2.5) and flipping the antibody test from pos. to neg.
For some weeks I have been wondering if there was some missing factor in “Mary from Brooklyn” apparent cure that has been overlooked. Over the past several months, several of you have sent me emails detailing self-help treatments, some with, and, some without prescribed HIV drugs.
On November 29th, I talked with a reader from the West Coast who told me interesting story and asked that his name not be used. I will call him John Doe #1. I have talked to John Doe #1 on and off for the past 25 years. He is a male in his 50’s and has been positive and using HIV drugs all this time although having maintained a keen interest in natural remedies. Here is what he told me yesterday.
Like Mary from Brooklyn, John Doe #1 lived in a suburb of New York City. Around 1995 he recalls a conversation with several of his friends who were all HIV+, and about one person in the group (John Doe #2) who was an anomaly as he had practiced unsafe sex for several years with men known to have HIV or AIDS, yet he remained HIV negative. As the discussion went, John Doe #1 asked #2 “what do you attribute your negative status too?” HIs reply – “garlic.” John Doe #1 assumed #2 was eating raw garlic although he never actually said that.
Fifteen years later around 2010, John Doe #1 returned to New York and met No 2 who disclosed to him that he was now HIV positive and had been so for the past 2 years. John Doe #1 said to #2: “I want to ask you one question: did you stop eating garlic?” His reply: “Yes.”
#1 then said to #2: “that is why you are now HIV+. In all those years you practiced unsafe sex, the garlic protected you.”
This conversation occurred between us as he called to give me his new address and the subject of Mary from Brooklyn came up. He asked me what I thought of her success and why no one else had duplicated her results. I told him that I had a hunch that garlic might be the missing part of the AIDS cure puzzle.
On Nov 29 I wrote to more than 70 members of the email group, some live in Nigeria. No one has since replied that they had used raw garlic as part of their protocol. One person asked if garlic tablets from a health food store would work as well. My opinion is that they would not. I personally believe that one clove of raw garlic with Ajeone in it has more anti bacteria, anti-fungal and anti-viral effect than a whole bottle of dried garlic capsules. I did cite a study years ago that aged garlic extract taken at a dose of 5 grams a day helped to significantly improve the CD4/CD8 ratio, a key indicator that the protocol is working.
Scientific Research on Aged Garlic extract and HIV
1989 – The following excerpt is from the Immune Restoration Handbook 3rd end (page 228) quoting from a study on the use of 5 grams daily of an aged garlic extract used in treating 6 Aids patients:
“A study published in the German Medical Journal “Deutsche Zeitshrift” in Oct, 1989 by T.H. Abdullad, D.V. Kirkpatrick and J. Carter, reports on the results of 7 AIDS patients taking 5 grams of garlic daily as an aged extract, similar to Kyolic garlic. They said that 6 of the 7 patients had normal NK cell activity after 6 weeks and that all had normal NK activity after 12 weeks. Five of the 7 had significant improvements in their T4/T8 ratios after 12 weeks with 3 returning to normal reference ranges of 1.0 or higher. They also reported a lessening of diarrhea in one patient with Cryptosporidia, fewer outbreaks of Herpes, Thrush, Candidiasis, and Sinus infections.”
Note: in 1989, the only FDA approved drug to treat AIDS was AZT and it did not work for very long. The 1989 article did not indicate that AZT had been used along with the aged garlic extract.
Update: a search I did for this abstract today Dec 2, 2017 at the National Library of Medicine has turned up nothing. My opinion is that someone has removed this study from the NLM. What I did find is a number of titles of abstracts from AIDS magazines and organization funded by big drug companies suggesting that people with AIDS should not use garlic along with prescribed HIV meds. These articles bashing garlic had no abstract attached. I would call this science by soundbite.
While 1989 seems like ancient history, early in the 1990’s, there were also published reports at the NLM (Pubmed) that an aspirin a day was increasing CD4 helper cell counts. Since the introduction of protease inhibitors, not a word has been spoken about these earlier discoveries. My own opinion is that while aged garlic extract has a wide range of health benefits in supporting immune function, it does not have the direct germ and virus killing power of raw garlic. This is because raw garlic, (not aged garlic) has a substance called Ajeone- that will kill bacteria, fungus and viruses including HIV on contact.
Here are a few abstracts on “Ajeone”, the active ingredient in raw garlic
Selective in vitro protection of SIVagm-induced cytolysis by ajoene, [(E)-(Z)-4,5,9-trithiadodeca-1,6,11-triene-9 oxide]. Walder R, Kalvatchev Z, Apitz-Castro R. Biomed Pharmacother. 1998;52(5):229-35.
In vitro suppression of HIV-1 replication by ajoene [(e)-(z)-4,5,9-trithiadodeca-1,6,11-triene-9 oxide]. Walder R, Kalvatchev Z, Garzaro D, Barrios M, Apitz-Castro R.Biomed Pharmacother. 1997;51(9):397-403.
Ajoene antagonizes integrin-dependent processes in HIV-infected T-lymphoblasts. Tatarintsev AV, Vrzheshch PV, Schegolev AA, Yershov DE, Turgiev AS, Varfolomeyev SD, Kornilayeva GV, Makarova TV, Karamov EV. AIDS. 1992 Oct;6(10):1215-7. No abstract available.
[The ajoene blockade of integrin-dependent processes in an HIV-infected cell system]. Tatarintsev AV, Vrzhets PV, Ershov DE, Shchegolev AA, Turgiev AS, Karamov EV, Kornilaeva GV, Makarova TV, Fedorov NA, Varfolomeev SD. Vestn Ross Akad Med Nauk. 1992;(11-12):6-10. Russian.
Ajeone, Cancer and the immune system.
A search at the NLM this evening only one word Ajeone yielded 161 scientific studies, a majority of them citing research on Ajeone in the treatment of various types of cancer, and also how it increased IgA production in the intestines of mice. A lot of this research is recent and was published in 2017. It appears that some drug companies, realizing the potential of raw garlic to kill cancer cells, are doing research on synthetic analogues that can be patented and could be very profitably marketed to a vast population infected with cancer. Patented cancer drugs cost $10,000 a month and up while raw garlic would cost pocket change (probably less than $25 a month).
For raw garlic to cure AIDS, it has to penetrate and block HIV activity inside the lymph nodes – the main reservoirs of HIV infection. Possibly some of the sulfur compounds inside garlic may mimic the penetrating effects of Di-Methyl SulfOxide (DMSO). When some people get cured of AIDS and/or cancer by eating raw garlic, the big drug companies would definitely want to hide this information from the public. With millions of dollars continuing to pour into the coffers of politicians in Washington DC, don’t hold your breath that natural remedies like garlic (including black seed, Vitamin D and thousands other natural remedies) that you read about here and elsewhere will get any positive support from politicians or from the mainstream media.