Are we putting too much faith in pharmaceuticals?
by Bradford McIntyre
Published in Positive Nation: April 2003 - Issue 89
In the early years of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, no
treatment meant people went into action and sought out alternative
therapies and supplements and created a network. Many of those
infected have lived the last 20 years or more without HIV drugs
and dealt with it well due to nutritional supplements, alternative
and complementary therapies.
We may have jumped the gun and put all our efforts
into pharmaceuticals when it comes to fighting AIDS. For over
18 years, I have been living with HIV. I have gone without drug
treatments for 13 of those years using alternative and complementary
therapies instead. While on drug medications, I have included
alternative therapies and have been able to decrease my viral
load to undetectable! Creating a healthy environment for the body
can be addressed in many ways, incorporating nutrition, exercise,
controlling stress, alternative therapies, herbal, botanical and
dietary supplements which contribute to its well being. There
are many who cannot tolerate or have not taken any anti viral
drugs, who are living long and healthy lives, totally alive, full
of vitality without them!