Intestinal dysbiosis: more and more confirmations
Posted by Henry Bauer on 2011/05/24
Recently I mentioned a conference presentation from a few months ago that offered support for Tony Lance’s ideas about the role of intestinal dysbiosis in “HIV/AIDS”: probiotic treatment decreased “immune activation” — which is the latest, currently favored mainstream “explanation” for the damage that “HIV” supposedly causes — and increased CD4 counts. Just now I received from Prof. Marco Ruggiero an article that underscores this observation: “Probiotic yogurt consumption is associated with an increase of CD4 count among people living with HIV/AIDS”, by Stephanie L. Irvine, Ruben Hummelen, et al., Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology 44  e201–e205.
The article is, of course, imbued with mainstream belief, for example “HIV” is blamed for any and every aspect of bad health: “micronutrient deficiencies, diarrhea, and other conditions associated with HIV infection” [my emphasis]. Nevertheless, it cites another 5 articles that report decreased mortality and increased CD4 count merely from increased micronutrient intake especially vitamins B, C, E; and articles associating “HIV” with damage to the gut that is potentially reversible with the aid of probiotics. The latter have also been found to work against the Th1/Th2 imbalance that is one of the characteristics of “HIV/AIDS”. (For a discussion of Th1/Th2 in this context, see Rebecca Culshaw, “Mathematical modeling of AIDS progression:
Limitations, expectations, and future directions”, Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, 11  101-5.)