*Corresponding author: Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury, Medical Nutritionist, Indo-Vietnam medical Board, India, Tel: +919810996229; E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: March 12, 2018; Accepted date: March 15, 2018; Published date: March 19, 2018
Copyright: © 2018 Chowdhury BR. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the creative commons attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
In the past 3 decades, we have been living with the hypothesis that, “HIV causes AIDS.” HIV, Human Immunodeficiency Virus is considered as the causative agent of AIDS, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; wherein the body’s immune system gets damaged opening doors for major infections. However, the 3 Noble prize winner prestigious scientists including Luc Montagnier (discovered HIV), Kary Mullis (invented PCR test for HIV detection), and Wangari Maathai, (renowned African environmentalist), along with thousands of other scientists and intellects worked on the other side of the coin to prove back and again that the above said theory is a misconception. Last 35 years have provided immense literature and investigation evidences to firmly conclude that HIV is not the real cause of AIDS. On the other hand, malnutrition and metabolic syndrome due to drug abuse have been pointed as the real convicts. This review article revolves around the same theory for better understanding the HIV-AIDS hypothesis to be fallacious and search for valid causes.
Keywords: HIV; AIDS; HIV causes AIDS; Viral Disease; AZT
The idea that AIDS is caused by a virus was introduced by Dr. Robert Gallo, a researcher of National Institute of Health, USA [1-4]. On April 23, 1984, in an international press conference, Gallo announced his discovery of a new virus to be the probable cause of AIDS. He announced his hypothesis without providing any evidences
in support, thereby, violating the scientific protocol; as a researcher must first publish his claim in a medical journal for experts to examine, duplicate the findings with experiments and establish the hypothesis [5-7]. After several days of announcement of HIV-AIDS hypothesis; Gallo published his paper to support the idea, whereas, even in his paper, he could not relate HIV virus to most of the AIDS patients . This article aims to review the HIV-AIDS hypothesis introduced 34 years back, with the prime objective to investigate two major aspects:
I. Is HIV the cause of AIDS?
II. If not HIV, then what causes AIDS!
Does HIV cause AIDS?
There have been several loop holes and errors in the diagnostic protocols for HIV detection. According to the Koch’s postulates, to establish a virus (or microorganism), as a causative agent of a disease, the virus must be found in all the cases of the disease. However, as mentioned in the Introduction, in the paper published by Gallo, he
could not find the virus in all the AIDS patients subject to his study .
Introduction: Diabetes causes a never-ending medicine and or insulin treatment for the diseased. Also, the patients are bound to follow a particular diet, with eliminating most of the sugary foods; that further deteriorates the quality of life. This gave way to the study, focused on diabetes cure without medicines and on rich fruits and vegetable diet. The clinical trial on 55 diabetes patients with a team of 6 medical associates was practiced for 3- days at Zorba, The Buddha, 10 – Tropical Drive, Ghitorni, New Delhi from 29th April to 1st May, 2016. The goal was to establish and observe the effects of plant-based diet on the sugar levels of the diabetes patients. These included both insulin-dependent and independent, diabetes type-1 and type-2 patients. The 3-days Residential Treatment Tour involved 55 subjects with different age groups and demographic profiles. The study considered participants from different countries to find out the global impact of the treatment.
Objective: The burden of the disease diabetes is rising globally. The aim of the research is to find out that on discontinuing the medicines and being on a particular plant-based diet, can high blood glucose levels in diabetes patients be normalized.
Methodology: Clinical trials were performed on diabetes patients for 3-days continuously. The sample size of the study was n=55 patients. Medicines were eliminated from the first day of the trial. Thereafter, following 3-days, the participants were kept on a prescribed plant-based diet. Both fasting and post-prandial readings were measured each day along with the weights of the participants. The subjects with varying diabetes history, age groups, type of diabetes, insulin dependency and demographic profiles were part of the trial.
Findings of the study: The study reported controlled* blood glucose levels for 84% of patients and partially-controlled* levels for 16% of patients. Those with controlled* levels could attain a healthy blood glucose range without medicines and or insulin, along with the prescribed diet in 3-days. Those with partially controlled* levels could attain a healthy blood glucose range with less than 50% of insulin than prescribed earlier. Among diabetes type-2 patients the study reported 100% results with all the patients maintaining a healthy blood glucose level. While among diabetes type-1 patients, 57% reported controlled* blood glucose levels through the diet and zero-medications. Whereas, 43% reported healthy blood sugar levels through the diet and insulin reduction. In addition of the insulin-dependent group,