Viral Immunity with Humic Acid

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The missing link in our food chain that provides a massive broad-spectrum
​antibiotic and antiviral medication
by Dr. Howard Peiper
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Part One:  The Virus at our Doorstep

            Viruses recognize no international borders or time zones.  They have no obligations to country, race, social status, or gender.  Rich and poor, alike, are victims of viral infections which, if given the opportunity, may travel over extraordinarily long distances.  In 1983, the Asian tiger mosquito (the mosquito that transmits dengue fever virus) was found for the first time in the United States the mosquito larvae were transported on a cargo ship from Southeast Asia as stowaways in accumulated rainwater inside automobile tires.

            In our modern world, viruses and other infectious microbes can easily hitch rides on international flights to and from any major city.  A tourist visiting Thailand can bring home a strain of human immunodeficiency virus from a sexual encounter in Bangkok.  A grandmother visiting her family in San Francisco following a stay in China can harbor a potent influenza virus in her lungs and pass it on to her grandchildren who transmit it to other children in preschool.

            We know viruses have been with us a long time.  Archeological evidence indicates smallpox developed along with civilization in the river basin agricultural settlements of Asia and the Middle East as early as 10,000 years ago.  We also know that most viral epidemic diseases were unheard of in the New World before the arrival of early settlers.  Viruses are not only the cause of many infectious diseases, ranging from the common cold to slow death of AIDS and the frightening fevers, but they have dramatically influenced history as well.

            Viruses have toppled dynasties, changed the outcomes of wars, and altered populations.  In the twentieth century, smallpox alone killed an estimated 300 million people.  In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries smallpox killed the emperors of Japan and Burma as well as many kings and queens of Europe.  The 1918-19 epidemic of Spanish influenza killed 33 million people in less than a year, causing more deaths than all the massive military casualties of World War 1.

            Viruses not only infect humans but all living things including plants, animals, birds, and sea creatures.  In 1999, seal plague virus killed 3,600 seals in the United Kingdom.  Canine Distemper and other common animal viruses kill our pets as well as livestock.  Rinderpest, or cattle plague, killed an estimated 3 million cattle annually in South Africa during the 1930’s.  Viruses are everywhere, and due to their microscopic size they also infect the invisible world, including bacteria, fungi, and protozoa.
So, What Is a Virus?

            Viruses are very small.  Viruses are referred to as subcellular organisms, meaning they are smaller than cells, smaller than bacteria, and certainly smaller than most human host cells.  Viruses are so minute they can maintain their ability to infect even after passing through filters small enough to strain out all bacteria.  In fact, they are so small that they can only be seen by the most powerful of electron microscopes.

            Viruses are Parasites.  Viruses are intracellular molecular parasites.  They enter the body silently and as in the cases of HIV and hepatitis C viruses, they often do so without notice.  Using our cells to manufacture substances needed for their own replication and life cycle.  They have no metabolic life of their own outside a host cell, which makes them dependent on living cells for their existence.  Viruses have a receptor binding protein that allows them to attach to other cells and convert them into virus-producing mini-factories.  They do not make their energy or proteins for survival and cannot reproduce without the assistance of cellular material from other living cells.  Viruses grow and multiply only within other living cells – human, animal, plant or bacteria.  Outside the host cell, a virus is not alive and exists in a world between the living and unloving.

            Viruses are genetically lean.  The basic viral particle or individual virus is called a vision.  It consists of a nucleic acid genome in which the virus hereditary information is stored, surrounded by a shell of protein.  Unlike most living cells, viruses do not have cell walls composed of a plasma membrane.  Instead, a protein coat called a capsid (which may also contain lipids and sugars), protect the viral genome.

            All living cells contain two types of genetic material, RNA and DNA, but viruses possess only one type, either RNA or DNA.  They also have a very small number of genes compared to other cells.  For comparison, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has fewer than ten genes; a larger virus like smallpox contains around 300 genes, but even the smallest bacteria contains around 7500 genes, and a human cell has over 90,000 genes.

Welcome to the Viral Realm -4,000 Types of Viruses

            There are 4,000 known types of viruses, with new viruses being discovered regularly, but less than three percent of those known viruses are well characterized.  Indeed, at least sixty have been identified since 1986.  Classification of viruses is based on several criteria, mainly by the type of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) and by whether the genome contains a single strand (ss) or double strand (ds) of genetic material.  For example, smallpox is a dsDNA virus and HIV has an ssRNA genome. 
Among the DNA types are viruses that cause:

Chicken pox
Herpes simplex
Smallpox
Shingles
Warts
Hepatitis B
Common cold

Among the RNA types are viruses that cause:

Yellow fever
Bronchitis
Rubella
Measles
Hepatitis C
Encephalitis
Polio
Influenza
HIV
Viral carriers and natural hosts

            To understand how viruses cause disease, it is important for us to define some commonly used terms.  Although the specific origin of viruses is unknown, it is an accepted theory that they usually descend from a parent source already existing in nature and then spread from animal to animal and then from animals to humans.  The infected bacterium/plant/animal/person is referred to as the host.

            Although the individual person is understandably concerned only with his/her own ailment, what many people are unaware of is that even the most common of viral diseases originates in animal hosts.  For example, though influenza virus causes common respiratory infections worldwide, most strains of it originate in China where the natural hosts are livestock, especially pigs, chickens and ducks.

            Other animal hosts that carry viruses infecting humans are migratory waterfowl, birds, rodents, and monkeys.  Humans can also carry viral disease, and certainly human groups are more likely to carry viruses than those who are isolated from others.  Interestingly, children are the most common hosts and carriers for many viruses such as the common cold and measles.  Due to their high exposure to sickness, healthcare workers are also frequent carriers for viruses. 

            The most seriously affected, and the groups in which the most mortality are seen are the very young and very old.  This is why public health measures concentrate on vaccinations for children and flu shots for seniors.  Since healthcare workers, like doctors and nurses are particularly at rick due to their daily exposure to sick people, they are also encouraged to be vaccinated against influenza virus.

            Viruses have a unique way of promoting their own life cycle.  First they infect the host, often causing sickness in the process.  Then they pass out of the host, usually in body fluids.  For example, rotaviruses that cause traveler’s diarrhea (a serious and even lethal illness) pass from the body of the host to the feces.  In every gram of infected feces reside about one billion rotaviruses.  If sanitation measures are not in place, these active viruses readily enter the water or food supply to infect others.

            Influenza is spread by people expelling the virus-laden particles of saliva and mucus buy coughing and sneezing.  Every person in the immediate vicinity then inhales these particles.

How Viruses Enter the Body

            Viruses typically enter the human body through one of three locations; the respiratory tract (nose, throat, and lungs); the gastrointestinal tract (mouth, stomach and intestines) and the genitourinary tract (the sex organs and urinary area).

            Viruses gain entry into the body through the respiratory tract when their victims inhale air into which people with that virus have coughed or sneezed.  Viruses of the gastrointestinal tract generally enter the body in food contaminated in preparation, as is the case with hepatitis A.  Sexual intercourse is the prime access for certain viruses, such as HIV and herpes, through the genitourinary tract.

            Viruses also have been quick to exploit modern medical practices.  The normal portals of entry now include: direct blood to blood transmission, such as in blood transfusions (although unintentional, blood transfusions greatly contributed to the spread of HIV and hepatitis B and C); and by shared hypodermic needle use which caused widespread viral transmission of hepatitis C among intravenous drug users.

            In effect, the immune system receives a surprise attack and its response must be appropriately strong enough to eliminate the virus.  Often, as in HIV and HCV, there is no immediate immune response, as the virus has stealth mechanisms to outsmart the body’s natural defenses.   Only after the virus is well established in the liver or nervous system does the immune system react, and even then it may be in a manner that is more destructive to the host than to the virus.  Some viruses like German measles and HIV can spread from mother to child, passing through the placenta during pregnancy.  In the case of herpes simplex virus, a baby can be infected from the mother’s blood when passing through the birth canal.  Some viruses such as cytomegalovirus (CMV) and HIV can also be passed along in breast milk.
Types of Viral Infections

            The list of diseases caused by viruses is immense and ranges from the common cold to cancer.  Viruses not only cause specific diseases with clear diagnostic symptoms, but can also cause a constellation of symptoms that can defy diagnosis.  Some viral diseases mimic other illnesses (for example fatigue caused by anemia), or secondary inflammation (joint pain associated with arthritis.)  Certain viruses have specific affinity for only one type of tissue such as the liver or skin, while others an attraction to the body organs and systems.  Viruses can cause localized infections such as warts or a sore throat, or a generalized infection such as in influenza, in which your whole body feels sick.

The Virus and Cancer Connection

            Cancer remains one of the leading causes of death in the developed countries.  One out of every three (and it is rapidly approaching one out of two) individuals will develop some form of cancer.  Oncogenesis, the term used to describe the development of cancer, has long been associated with viruses.  Since viruses are so small and can also directly interact with genetic material, viruses can potentially gain access to any site and cell in the body.  It is therefore no surprise that they can also cause cancer.  Among the more widespread of the virally induced cancers is cervical cancer.  Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in women, caused by the papillomavirus, a member of the same viral family that causes warts.  Other forms of cancer from viruses are: hepatocellular carcinoma caused by hepatitis B and C; and Kaposi’s sarcoma, caused by a newly discovered herpes virus; HHV-8, which occurs in AIDS.

A New Viral Plague?

            Historically, it appears diseases go into latent or dormant phases and reemerge when conditions are favorable for their proliferation, just as they do in our bodies.  What is of concern now is not only the increasing variety of new viruses and other infectious diseases, but the weakening of our natural immunity from toxic pollutants and stress allowing the spread of potent viruses into areas of dense human population.  Every element is in place for a new plague. 

            In the past, when population density was considerably smaller and the balanced laws of nature still ruled the plains, savannas, forests, and mountains, human viral diseases were rare and appeared primarily in the overcrowded and filthy cities.  After the great smallpox epidemics that occurred during the clash of cultures when Europeans colonized the rest of the planet, viral diseases that have been recently described are a phenomenon of the late twentieth century, and they will be of great concern to us in the twenty first century.

Testimonials

Viral Immunity with Humic Acid for Humans:

Hepatitis C

“A year ago I was diagnosed with hepatitis C.  A friend suggested I start taking humic acid.  I was tested again six weeks later and the results were negative.  The doctors could not believe that the hepatitis C was gone.  Thank you, thank you.”
Gary D., Dallas TX

AIDS/HIV

“I started recommending humic acid for my HIV + patients and I am amazed how fast their viral loads are reduced.  I plan to use this product with my other patients that are diagnosed with Hepatitis, Epstein-Barr and other various viral infections”
Dr. Hugo Garza, Guadalajara, Mexico

Herpes

“For me the last fifteen years I have lived with genital herpes.  About once a month I would expect an outbreak.  The medication I was taking was not helping.  I began taking humic acid at the suggested dosage and the infection cleared up in a few days.  I take a daily dose of one tablet, and I have not had a reoccurrence”
Denise Z., Cleveland, OH

For General Health

“I have been taking humic acid for six months, once a day.  I am 87 years young and have not had a cold nor the flu, even though my doctor recommended me getting the flu shot.”
Al P., Orlando FL

West Nile Virus

“I live in the southwest and because I am constantly working outside on my ranch, my exposure rate to the West Nile virus is extremely high.  To prevent getting this virus my family and I take humic acid daily.  I am also giving humic acid to my horses to help prevent them from getting the virus.  I would highly recommend to everyone to take humic acid.”
Lazaro G., Taos NM

Hepatitis C

“One of my clients, who were diagnosed with Hepatitis C, started taking humic acid four weeks ago.  He recently had his viral load tested and the results came back undetectable.  I am very impressed with this product and plan to recommend humic acid to all my clients for preventing and or benefiting various viral conditions”
Dr. Dennis Kramer, Santa FeMN

Viral Immunity with Humic Acid for Animals:

“I recently had a three pound Pom pick up a virus and the medication rom the vet wasn’t working.  A friend suggested giving her humic acid.  I opened the capsule and sprinkled it on her food.  I continued doing this for a few days and each day my pup continued to improve.  I really believe the humic acid helped to save my Sweetie’s life”
Tom D., Baltimore, MD