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A Cheap Way to Prevent AIDS and Bird Flu

I received this letter from Wayne Martin on 22 October 2005. And it's a beaut!

While doctors struggle to develop a drug against HIV AIDS, a 'real' doctor (a PhD) may well have found the answer.

But this is also topical as it could be the answer to other viral diseases including the common cold and FLU — including BIRD FLU.

Not to mention, of course, cancers such as cervical cancer which are also caused by viruses.

A possible cheap way of preventing AIDS and Bird Flu

By Wayne Martin

This article is based on the work of Professor Harold Foster Ph.D., University of Victoria, BC, Canada.

Here is the story.

My friend, Professor Harold Foster of the University of Victoria, has in mind that he can put an end to the AIDS pandemic and I think that he may be right.

First he took note about six years ago of the situation with regard to selenium in two nations. In Senegal they have a very high content of selenium in their soil. There less than 1 % of the population is infected with the HIV. Also in Senegal they have the lowest in the world death rate from the common kinds of cancer.

In one area of China they have a very low content of selenium in soil along with an epidemic of the Coxsackie virus and of hepatitis C. This convinced Foster that selenium was antiviral.

Foster has written about the Coxsackie virus causing deaths from heart attacks in the area of China with very low selenium in soil. The government of the PRC has acted on the problem of low selenium causing high Coxsackie viral infections which, in turn, may cause deaths from heart attacks. Selenium has been put in table salt and in fertilizers and supplemental selenium has been added to diet. As a result, the death rate from Coxsackie viral induced infections and heart arracks has been greatly reduced.

I have back copies of The Lancet here to 1970. In The Lancet for April 23, 1977 was a report from a hospital in England with the title Coxsackie Viral Infection and Acute Myocardial Infarction.[1] Of 38 patients in the hospital for heart attacks, 10 were found to have a Coxsackie viral infection. The authors were aware of Coxsackie viral induced heart attacks in China. They thought that as many as one fourth of heart attacks in England may be caused by a Coxsackie viral infection. It costs about $150.00 (83.00) to test for a Coxsackie infection. Testing all patients with heart attacks would throw light on if we are having Coxsackie viral induced heart attacks. If so, adding selenium to diet would go far to prevent such heart attacks.

This is a minor part of Foster's concept.

Of late he has added to selenium the amino acids: cysteine, tryptophan. and glutamine, and he is getting astounding results in treating patients with full blown AIDS. He is returning them to a normal life with either a very low or nil viral count. So Foster first suggested that selenium added to diet would greatly reduced HIV infections. Now, however, he has added these three amino acids to treatment and he is going far in the treatment of late stage AIDS patients.

I have just talked to Foster. He says that one can get the three needed amino aids from spirulina.

Foster told of a new conquest he has made over a new virus. In Canada a new virus was attacking pigs. It was very deadly. His selenium and three amino acid treatment worked like a charm on this pig virus.

There is panic talk off the bird flu causing deaths by the millions. I asked Foster his thoughts on the bird virus. He said that his three and one treatment is shaping up to be antiviral in general and could turn out to be as effective on the bird flu as it has been on the pig virus.

1. Nicholls AC, Thomas M. Coxsackie virus infection in acute myocardial infarction. Lancet. 1977; 1: 883-4.

COMMENT: This may be a better way to avoid the Bird Flu virus if it does manage to mutate as some scientists predict.


Selenium is present in a wide variety of foods and it can also be obtained in supplements. The best source of natural selenium is liver and other organ meats, particularly from grass-fed animals, although it does depend on how much selenium is in the soil. Next come fish and shellfish, followed by muscle meats. The soil most likely to have a high selenium content is one that is rich in organic matter, and no pesticides. Organic meats are most likely to be the best.

Tuna and eggs are also very good suppliers of selenium and they also contain sulphur, which helps the absorption and utilisation of selenium.

Selenium is also available in plants, but in much smaller quantities and it is much less available than that from animal sources. However, depending again on the levels of selenium in the soil where plants are grown, grains, mushrooms, asparagus, broccoli, onions and tomatoes do contain some selenium.

If selenium is taken in supplements, you should avoid taking more than 200 mcg per day as this mineral can be toxic in overdose.

Amino acids

The best source of the three amino acids mentioned has to be meat, although grains may help to boost tryptophan levels.

The reason cysteine is included may be because it contains sulphur which, as was mentioned above, increases the effectiveness of the selenium. The reason for other two is unclear.

Anti-viral fatty acids

Lastly, short-chain fatty acids having four to six carbon atoms are also antiviral. These fats are always saturated. Four-carbon butyric acid is found mostly in butterfat from cows, and six-carbon capric acid is found mostly in butterfat from goats. Butter, cream and full-fat cheeses are the best sources.


With this lot in your armoury, who needs a flu jab?

Last updated 22 October 2005

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