by Dr. Stephen
C. Byrnes, Ph.D., D.N.T. http://educate-yourself.org/cn/benzeneandaids18jan02.shtml
Jan. 18, 2002
In the search for the causes of AIDS in the Western
world (1) many agents have been proposed: HIV, a retrovirus, chronic consumption
of drugs such as cocaine, amyl nitrates (poppers), and AZT, as well as
other immunosuppressive drugs prophylactically prescribed for HIV "infection,"
(2) multiple, repeated venereal diseases, leading to immune collapse (3),
and radiation exposure (4). Syphillis (5), other viral pathogens such as
HHV6 (6), a herpes virus, parasitic infections (7), and contaminated Factor
VIII (8), a clotting agent added to the transfused blood given to hemophiliacs,
have also been proposed.
Some of these theories have been discarded as
more research was done on them, e.g., the syphillis theory (9). As for
the others, the "drug-AIDS" hypothesis, fervently espoused and documented
by such notables as Peter Duesberg provides a succinct explanation of many
cases of AIDS, especially in light of the known toxicity of recreational
drugs and DNA chain-terminating nucleosides like AZT and ddI (10) , and
contaminated Factor VIII can certainly explain "AIDS," or severe immune
suppression, in hemophiliacs (11). As for the others, they suffer from
a lack of hard or convincing evidence. Certainly, however, repeated bouts
of V.D. don't help the immune system remain stable or strong and antiparasitic
herbal protocols have appeared to dramatically help some immune compromised
The problem with AIDS causation is that it is
not only one thing all of the time: many factors can contribute to immunosuppression.
Finding out which ones are in play for a particular individual depends
on the individual and recovery for that individual depends on the individual's
The majority of the medical and scientific community,
of course, denies all of this in favor of a single cause: the HIV retrovirus.
This tunnelvision with regards to AIDS causation and "treatment" has left
the world with a lot of dead people. Announced to be the "probable cause
of AIDS" by Robert Gallo at a government press conference in 1984, HIV
has been the one and only thing put forward by the bulk of scientists and,
despite its propagation by them and the media, falls woefully short as
a satisfactory explanation:
Almost 15 years after its discovery, no scientist
has been able to explain how HIV causes AIDS. The latest theory put forward,
the so-called "Viral Load" hypothesis, has been shown to be a fantasy by
several authorities (13).
Why is it that thousands of people have AIDS without
If HIV is transmitted sexually and is highly contagious,
why hasn't AIDS spread into the heterosexual population? (15)
If HIV is a pathogenic virus, why does it not produce
the same diseases in the people who are infected by it? (16)
If HIV is a disease causing retrovirus, why does
it fail all the criteria of a pathogenic agent as defined by Koch's Postulates,
the historical "acid test" for proving whether or not a bacteria or virus
directly causes a given disease? (17) This is not meant to be a complete
analysis of the flawed HIV hypothesis, just the main points.
There is another cause, however, that is proposed
here. This cause appeared just months before the first cases of Kaposi's
sarcoma and pneumocystis pneumonia, two of the "banner" AIDS diseases,
appeared in some gay men in the major U.S. metropolitan areas in the late
'70's. This cause is a chemical toxin, is still with us today, and contributes
to the plight of many: it is benzene (and its chemical derivatives) and
it was, and is, found in sexual lubricants, a product almost exclusively
used by the gay community.
WHAT IS BENZENE?
Benzene is a chemical solvent that was developed
by chemist Michael Faraday in the early 1800's (18). Since it is cheap
to manufacture, and since it is such an effective solvent, it was, and
is, routinely used in manufacturing, being added to glues, paint thinners,
rubber cement, varnish and shellac removers, various petroleum products,
The chemical structure of benzene is C6H6 and
early on it was identified as being an incredibly toxic substance. Workers
in the various industries where benzene was used were, over time due to
repeated, chronic exposure, severely anemic and many developed leukemia
as well as permanent bone marrow damage (19). Because of its known dangers,
worker exposure to benzene is now strictly regulated by the E.P.A. (20)
However, since benzene is such a useful solvent, and because it is so inexpensive,
it is still widely in use despite the hazards.
The effects of benzene on the human system are
as follows: "Confirmed human carcinogen producing myeloid leukemia, Hodgkin's
disease, and lymphomas by inhalation. A human poison by inhalation . .
.skin contact, intraperitoneal, intravenous, and possibly other routes.
A severe eye and moderate skin irritant. . . blood changes, increased body
temperature. . .Mutation data reported. . . .The bone marrow may be [damaged],
. . .the changes reflected in the peripheral blood. Anemia, leucopenia,
macrocytosis, . . .thrombocytopenia may be present. . . Benzene has a definite
cumulative action . . . . In chronic poisoning the onset is slow, with
the symptoms vague: fatigue, headache, dizziness, nausea and loss of appetite,
loss of weight, and weakness are common complaints [emphasis mine]. There
is great individual variation in the signs and symptoms of chronic benzene
Benzene belongs to the chemical family known as
aromatic hydrocarbons, the other members, and their uses, are:
The main constituent in mothballs
and employed in the production of dyes and synthetic resins. It is also
used for industrial lubricants, explosives, fungicides, and as a solvent
Related to both benzene and ammonia,
it is used to make a wide variety of organic chemical compounds including
pharmaceuticals, photographic chemicals, and dye intermediates.
Chiefly manufactured from benzene,
its chief uses are in the manufacturing of plastics, dyes, and disinfectants.
Manufactured by oxidizing aniline,
it is used extensively as a photographic developer and as a food antioxidant.
The other aromatic hydrocarbons are xylene and
toluene. The effects of the hydrocarbons are similar: they accumulate in,
and damage, the bone marrow causing anemia and depressed immune function.
A related compound, though not a hydrocarbon, is benzoic acid, a.k.a.,
sodium benzoate, methylparaben, and propylparaben (22). We will return
to this compound a bit later in the paper.
CASES OF BENZENE CONTAMINATION
There have been several instances in recent history
where benzene, or one of its derivatives, has contaminated a food or has
been an ingredient in a pharmaceutical product. All of these conditions
were, at first, thought to have been infectious and either virally or bacterially
caused. These instances are: (1) American pellagra, (2) Toxic Oil Syndrome,
(3) Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, (4) SMON, and (5) EMS (eosinophilia myalgia
syndrome). Intravenous drug use (IVDU) also figures into the benzene picture.
Let us now look at these occurrences, paying specific attention to the
physical conditions these contaminations brought about.
American pellagra was a disease that hit the southern
United States during 1900-1950 and claimed tens of thousands of lives,
as well as affected about 250,000 people. Outbreaks of pellagra had occured
before in other countries but American pellagra was slightly different:
while all had niacin deficiency at the heart of the condition, the American
problem was exacerbated by the use of new bleaching and degerminating procedures
for corn and wheat which not only stripped the grain of its nutrients but
also added into it various chemical residues, including pesticides, like
hexachlorobenzene, to keep the flour free from bug infestation. It is for
this reason that pellagra continued to occur after the niacin deficiency
was addressed (23).
Pellagra was thought to have been an infectious
condition, despite overwhelming proof against that notion. It produced
a wide range of effects such as dementia, fevers, rashes, skin lesions,
opportunistic infections, fatigue, lymphadenopathy, pneumonia, retinitis,
night sweats, and diarrhea, among others (24).
Toxic Oil Syndrome (TOS) occured in Madrid, Spain
in 1981 where there was a localized outbreak of immune suppression among
thousands of people. At first, health authorities suspected a viral cause
since the affected were family members, friends, or acquantances. On closer
inspection, however, the source of the trouble was a particular brand of
olive oil, sold only in Madrid, that had been "cut" with canola oil. The
canola oil had been "denatured" (i.e., had its fatty content removed or
reduced) and had been contaminated in the denaturing process with 2% aniline
that resulted in fatty acid anilides (e.g., oleylanilide) and structural
contaminants (e.g. p-benzoquinoline) (25). In short, the victims of TOS
became ill from ingesting benzene-contaminated olive oil.
The symptoms of this condition were virtually
identical to American pellagra: immunosuppression, fever, chills, sweats,
rashes, eosinophilia, muscle wasting, cough, dyspnea, muscle cramps, dry
eyes and mouth, skin lesions, dementia, peripheral neuropathy, pneumonia,
chronic hepatitis, lymph swelling, and opportunistic infections (26). Additionally,
cellular and immunological abnormalities occurred: an inversion of CD4/CD8
cell ratios, production of autoantibodies to collagen DNA, and reduced
T and B cellular responses to mitogens. (27) It was proposed that the autoantibody
production was the result of an increase in the CD4/CD8 T cell ratios.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a relatively new condition
that appeared in America and Europe at about the same time as AIDS. Dubbed
the "Yuppie Flu" for its tendency to strike only young urbanites, it is
characterized by the same symptoms as pellagra and TOS. For several years
the American Centers for Disease Control tried, unsuccessfully, to blame
the condition on various pathogens, most notably the Epstein-Barr virus.
When CFS showed up, however, in many people with no trace of this virus,
the theory had to be abandoned. At present, the CDC asserts that CFS has
no known, definite cause and that it is not infectious.
The majority of CFS sufferers are women (29) and
the source of the condition most probably lies in the yuppie liking for
certain "denatured" foods which were introduced to the marketplace in the
80's: decaffeinated and sugar free drinks, "lite", fat free, and salt free
foods, for example. Benzoic acid figures largely in the syndrome, being
added as a preservative into diet colas and many of the altered foods.
Benzene also figured directly as it had contaminated the popular yuppie
drink, Perrier (30).
Our next occurence is Japan where an outbreak
of immune suppression occured between 1955 to 1978 called SMON (subacute
myelo optico neuropathy). Like our preceeding examples, SMON was thought
to have been caused by a virus but, after 20 years and many deaths, was
traced to a prescription drug called clioquinol, a medication for stomach
upset. Clioquinol contained 8-hydroxy-quinoline, a benzene derivative.
This drug was prescribed for stomach upset but actually caused it, requiring
higher and higher doses, thus insuring more eposure to the toxin. The symptoms
were: abdominal pain, fever, rash, diarrhea, neuropathy, weight loss, skin
lesions, retinitis leading to blindness, fatigue, paralysis, and pneumonia.
(31) These symptoms are, of course, almost the same as the other conditions
It just so happens that clioquinol was given to
emigrating Hatians arriving in the U.S.A. in the early 80's for parasitic
infections and, currently, is heavily marketed in Zaire and Angola (32).
As some readers may remember, Haitians were singled out by the CDC as being
one of the original "AIDS risk groups" in the early 80's. It is quite reasonable
to conclude, however, that the "AIDS" suffered by some Haitians was nothing
more than benzene poisoning caused by clioquinol ingestion.
EMS was the result of benzene derivatives contaminating
tryptophan supplements which many people in the USA, Italy, Germany, and
the UK took. The episode in the late 80's led to the immediate recall and
subsequent ban on all tryptophan supplements in the USA. It was finally
determiend that the source of the problem was a bad batch of tryptophan
that was manufactured in Japan. The bacterial strain used to produce the
amino acid was tainted and instead produced toxins related to the benzene
ring (C6H6). This is further borne out by the fact that various studies
indicated that the symptoms of EMS were identical to those of CFS (33).
Chronic, intravenous drug use (IVDU) produces
almost the same sicknesses defined as "AIDS" which match the other conditions
just discussed (33a). While many drugs have not been studied for their
chemical contents and effects on the body, it is known that the three most
implicated in immune suppression, cocaine, heroin, and crystal methamphetamine,
are manufactured with coal tar derivatives like kerosene which has a high
amount of benzene in it. (34)
Illicit drugs are also routinely prepared with
acetone (35), a toxic substance which produces the following side effects:
changes in carbohydrate metabolism, nasal effects, conjunctiva irritation,
nausea, vomiting, muscle weakness, kidney damage, and various metabolic
and biochemical changes (36).
The other recreational drug historically implicated
in AIDS due to its high use among some parts of the gay community, "poppers",
or amyl and butyl nitrates, may contain trace amounts of benzene in them
(37). Regardless, they are potent oxidizing agents and carcinogenic. It
is interesting to note that Kaposi's sarcoma seems only to affect gay men
and the KS that some gay men get is quite different from classical KS.
In classic KS, the skin lesions appear on the lower parts of the body and
the tumors are pretty benign and permanent. In gay men who have the condition,
the lesions show up all over the body, appear and disappear, and, when
present in the lungs, are lethal. It should be obvious that the "KS" some
gay men suffer from is not the KS documented in the earlier medical literature.
The "gay KS" is, it appears, toxin induced just as the skin lesions of
the other conditions just discussed were. In keeping with the cumulative
effect of benzene and its derivatives, it takes a few years of nitrite
use for "KS" to develop (38).
Proof that benzene is causing the "KS" lesions
is seen in their successful treatment with a substance called DNCB, a photographic
developing agent which contains small amounts of benzene. In demonstration
of the homeopathic Law of Similars, the minute amounts of benzene in DNCB
stimulate an immune response against the toxin within the body, normalize
and increase CD4/ CD8 counts (39), and resolve the lesions. The other successful
treatment for the skin lesions is estrogen therapy, developed and discovered
by Project AIDS International in Los Angeles. For some unknown reason,
estrogen helps to inhibit and protect the body from benzene and its effects
And what of benzoic acid (C7H6O2)? Way back in
1906 Harvey Wiley, the founder of the FDA, conducted experiments on people
(with permission) trying to determine the harmful effects, if any, of this
compound on humans. At the time, a major food company wanted to add the
chemical to various canned products to insure food color and freshness
and Dr. Wiley was concerned about possible adverse effects. Upon repeated
introduction of small, concentrated amounts of benzoate into his test subjects
several adverse side effects were noted after three weeks: night sweats,
fever, muscle loss, anorexia, lymph swelling, etc.. The same symtoms of
AIDS, TOS, SMON, CFS, illicit drug use, and other benzene-induced conditions.
Dr. Wiley testified before congress that the use
of benzoic acid, boric acid, salicylates, and cinnamic aldehyde (found
in "hot" lubricants) would be disastrous and even succeeded in banning
them for a few years. Unfortunately, due to economic and political pressures
from food and petrochemical companies, Dr. Wiley was overruled and expelled
from the very organization he founded (41).
Of particular interest here is Dr. Wiley's ominous
prediction in his book that serious epidemics arising from the use of these
chemicals would occur in the future. Today, we have benzoic acid (or sodium
benzoate, benzoate of soda, methylparaben, propylparaben, or paraben) added
to all sorts of foods and drinks as a preservative. It is also found in
another product almost exclusively used by the gay community: lubricants.
THE BEGINNING OF THE END
While it is true that the first cases of AIDS, called
GRID back then, were reported to the CDC in 1981 by Dr. Michael Gottlieb,
the first cases of KS and AIDS were seen in the gay community beginning
in 1978 (42) and the mysterious new disease seemed to only strike two groups
of people: bottoms (passive in anal intercourse), and "fistees" (those
who liked to be fisted, or have someone's fist and arm anally inserted
into them) (43). Exclusive tops were not affected, unless they were heavy
drug users. Those with a preference for oral sex, giving or receiving,
may have gotten other venereal ailments, but they did not catch the new
disease. What was it that bottoms and fistees had in common, besides poppers
to relax the smooth muscles of the anus? Lubricant and lots of it if they
Were new lubricants introduced to the gay community
in 1978? Previously, gay men had used KY jelly, Crisco, or baby oil for
anal sex but in 1978 there were new lubricants introduced and heavily marketed
to the gay community, viz., Lube and Performance, as advertisements in
back issues of gay periodicals show. As a matter of fact, 1978 marked the
dawn of "special" lubricants, both "hot" and regular, formulated for and
used by gay men. They were all oil-based and contained very high amounts
of acetone and benzoic acid in them (44). The oils were, like the bad olive
oil in Madrid, "denatured." Curiously, as these lubricants became available
to gay men in other countries, via mail order, AIDS began to appear in
those places. There were a few instances where gay men from other countries
developed AIDS-like symptoms before the lubricants went overseas, but in
each of these instances, the victims had spent time in the United States
just before returning to their native ascountries, suggesting exposure
to the toxin while in the U.S.A. (45)
Effects of Benzene on the Body
CHART OF SYMPTOM COMPARISON
Cutaneous skin lesions
CD4/CD8 inverted ratio
How did these dangerous chemicals find their way
into the first AIDS patients? Rectal absorption is estimated at being eight
times more efficient and direct than oral for rectally absorbed items bypass
the digestive tract and are directly absorbed via the mucous membranes
into the bloodstream.
As readers of this paper may know, lubricants
are quite popular with the gay community and are not, in general, used
by heterosexuals. Certainly the first "gay" lubricants were not used by
straight people, hence the "gayness" and "maleness" of AIDS. While there
has been a trend away from oil based lubricants, the water based ones have
benzoic acid in them, albeit in much smaller amounts than their oil-based
cousins. Benzoic acid goes under the names of methylparaben and propylparaben
and is just as toxic now as it was when Dr. Wiley experimented on it almost
100 years ago.
CONSTITUENTS OF LUBRICANTS
Lubricants are, in fact, chock full of toxic chemicals.
The following is a brief listing of ingredients commonly found in sexual
lubricants and the data on them are from two basic toxicological guides,
The Hazardous Chemicals Desk Reference (HC) and The Handbook of Poisoning
(HOP). When reading the following, the reader is urged to remember that
rectal absorption is eight times more efficient than oral.
CHEMICAL & ITS TOXICITY PROFILE/BODILY REACTIONS
Poison by intraperitoneal route.
Mutation data reported. When heated to decomposition, it emits acrid smoke
and fumes (HC, p. 958).
Possible carcinogen with experimental
tumorigenic data by implant route. (HC, p. 982; HOP, p. 212).
Mildly toxic by ingestion. Skin irritant.
Mutation data reported (HC, p. 167).
Poison by ingestion and subcutaneous
routes. Excitement, hallucinations, distorted perceptions, changes in heart
rate, and dyspnea. Anaesthetic rapidly absorbed by mucous membranes. Excessive
doses may cause methemoglobinemia (HC, p. 439; HOP, p.341.)
A human teratogen that causes testicular
tumors in the fetus. Inhalation of vapor or particles can cause pneumonia.
Possibly produces gastrointestinal tumors. Deposits accumulate in the lymphnodes
and dissolves and prevents the absorption of vitamin A from the intestines
(HC, p. 885; HOP. p. 206, 410.)
Moderately toxic. Eye irritant. Possible
carcinogen and flammable. Many glycols produce severe acidosis, central
nervous system damage, and congestion (HC, p. 1053; HOP, pp. 193-195.)
A.K.A. borax. Toxic to all cells.
Prolonged absorption casues anorexia, vomiting, diarrhea, and anemia (HOP,
Slightly toxic. Causes convulsions,
mutations, and surface EEG changes (HC, p. 1086).
The first of these compounds has
been shown to cause cancer in animals. Used in cosmetics, inhalation of
these products could cause chemical pneumonitis. Bodily implantation of
these substances will cause foreign body [antibody] reaction (HOP, p. 308).
Moderately toxic by ingestion. Liver
and kidney damage has been demonstrated in animals from chronic exposure.
Possible carcinogen (HC, p. 1273).
Close chemical cousins of benzoic
acid. Poisonous and moderately toxic. An allergen. Causes dyspnea and allergic
dermatitis (HC. pp. 132, 695, 702).
Granted, high doses may be required to produce
the effects listed for some of these compounds but some, like mineral oil
and petrolatum, are used in high doses in lubricants already. Beyond that,
what are the effects of chronic, but low, exposure over time? How much
overtime does the immune system have to work to remove these unnatural
substances from the body, if they can be removed at all?
Project AIDS International, a medical research organization
located in Los Angeles, California, contacted some of the lubricant companies
with this information, and also lodged a complaint with the FDA, and were
rebuffed. Apparently, the excuse is that NO lubricant is labelled in such
a way as to imply rectal or anal placement; all the labels say something
like "For external use only." This is done to avoid extensive testing of
the product as a food substance by the FDA and to, effectively, circumvent
the law. Since no insertion is implied or stated, the companies cannot
be held responsible or liable for someone going ahead and doing so. You
can't be responsible if someone uses your product in a way you didn't tell
them to. (46)
Until they change, vegetable glycerine mixed with
water makes a safe, natural lubricant. One can also make a natural lubricant
by heating 4 teaspoons of corn starch with 1 cup of water. Keep stirring.
Eventually, a slick gel will form. Refrigerate the mixture until ready
for use. The only lubricant on the market that appears to be safe for use
is called Probe, which contains few ingredients, no benzoates, and uses
citrus seed extract as a preservative.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure:
don't use lubricants or lubricated condoms. The oil based ones have a much
higher content of toxins in them than the water based ones. Additionally,
as studies done by Project AIDS International show, lubricated condoms
are routinely coated with talc and silicon, both carcinogenic and immunosuppressive
substances when introduced into the body.
Denatured oils oxidize in the body and produce
free radicals which are known to harm the cellular systems of the body.
(47) Further, benzene appears to kill by decimating the blood bone marrow
and by burning out the endocrine system by causing hyperproduction of various
hormones, especially cortisone and cortisol (48). The hormonal blowout
occurs as a result of the severe inflammatory response that benzene generates
from the body. It is almost as if the entire aging process is speeded up
a hundred-fold and a person lives a lifetime in a few years. As most clinicians
who dealt with early persons with AIDS know, those that died died horrible
deaths due to immune system destruction caused by anemia and leukocytopenia
and looked like shriveled old men when they passed.
As for dietary guidelines, avoid any food product
that says the following: diet, fat free, salt free, decaffinated, defatted,
"lite," polyunsaturated, or imitation as these "foods" are denatured foods.
Avoid cooking foods over charcoal as this produces benzopyrenes. Food is
supposed to have fat in it and solvents must be used to extract fat from
these foods by the manufacturers.
In terms of treatment, it is difficult to make
blanket recommendations since each person is different but, in general,
if it can be determined that the person's "AIDS" is caused by benzene poisoning
(the Caffeine Enzyme Saliva test should be employed here), treatment should
mimic successful protocols for the other bezene-induced conditions discussed
before. Toxic Oil Syndrome, EMS, and SMON, for example, were successfully
resolved with a purification diet, along with vitamin and mineral supplementation
(49) provided, of course, that the damage wrought by the benzene was not
so extensive as to have completely shut down the body's endocrine and bone
marrow systems. While it is always possible to halt benzene's march of
destruction in the body, it is quite difficult to reverse what damage has
Natural therapies should focus on detoxifying
the body and building up the blood bone marrow, glandular, hepatic, and
digestive systems, which will have a beneficial effect on the immune system.
Garlic, yellow dock, and alfalfa supplements are recommended, for example,
as well as ginseng, for their alterative qualities and tonic effects on
these systems (50). High doses of vitamins C, E, and A , as well as the
mineral selenium, are recommended for their antioxidant effects (51), as
well as a solid antioxidant formula like New Life from Sophista-Care. In
severe cases, Project AIDS International recommends chelation therapy with
vitamin/mineral supplementation (52).
Systemic candidiasis, if present, must be dealt
with quickly due to its ability to exhaust the immune and adrenal systems
with allergic reactions, increased tendency to other infections, and interference
with the digestive function resulting in nutrient starvation.
Of course, immediately stop the ingestion of illicit
drugs, if any, and immediately halt the consumption of AZT, sulfa compounds,
or any other toxic "antiviral" HIV drug. These drugs, which do nothing
but kill living cells, have been rightly termed "AIDS by prescription"
by Peter Duesberg and other "AIDS dissidents."
Of equal importance is the treatment of the mind
of the person who either has "AIDS" or who has been diagnosed "HIV antibody
positive," and the psychological death sentence such a diagnosis engenders.
It must be made clear to these individuals that (a) they can recover, and
(b) HIV is irrelevant to AIDS and, in all probability, does not even exist
(53). If a person believes in their heart that there is no hope, then there
is none. Effective mental imaging techniques like neurolinguistic programming
would be of immense help here.
This paper is indebted to original research done
by Project AIDS International, 8033 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 2640, Los Angeles,
CA. 90046. Questions on this paper can be directed to them at (213) 660-3381
or to the author.
This paper will not touch on "African AIDS" which
is an epidemic of malnutrition and draught.
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It was found that the symptoms of tertiary syphillis,
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For example, gay men typically get Kaposi's sarcoma,
wasting, and pneumocystis pneumonia; drug addicts typically get TB and
pneumonia, and hemophiliacs typically get pneumonia and candidiasis.
Duesberg, AIDS. Pp. 11-12
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Ibid, pp. 148.
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Dr. Stephen C. Byrnes is a Natural Therapist and
Nutritionist in Honolulu, HI. He is the author of Overcoming AIDS with
Natural Medicine, available from http://naturalhawaii.com/centaur.htm
or www.1stbooks.com, as well as several articles and papers which have
appeared in Health Freedom News, Vitality, Natural Health Reader, and Common
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