Dynamic Chiropractic - March 28, 1990, Volume 08, Issue 07

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"Home Remedies for Candida"

Edited by -- Betsy Russell-Manning

Softcover -- 112 pages

"Self-Treatment for Aids -- Oxygen Therapies, Etc."

Edited by -- Betsy Russell-Manning

Softcover -- 160 pages

Sometimes I wonder if it's a conspiracy. If some of the biggies in the medical profession go into a room somewhere and decide to invent a disease. I mean -- one day no disease and the next we have a brand new "baby." They go into the back room pregnant with ideas on how to get more money for new causes and in something like nine hours a new disease is born. There was Legionaires disease, Swine Flu and now there's AIDS. One day they don't exist and the next day they have their own public relations staff that would make the biggest studios jealous.

Along with the disease comes the challenge "cure." This can only be done with -- you guessed it -- money. One is naturally left to cogitate as to the possibility of some master disease inventor whose purpose it is to "create" a disease when new sources of money are needed. Anyone trying to cure this new set of symptoms outside of the archaic political structure of medicine is branded a quack. So it is with AIDS.

It exists and kills more and more people in all areas of society every year as the painfully slow medical protocols are followed in the name of "caution."

The other side of the coin is, of course, that frustration is the soil from which quackery can and often does spring. The approach to AIDS, therefore, should be one of measured caution combined with a good measure of innovation.

Betsy Russell-Manning has developed a text, Self-Treatment for Aids, which addresses the more esoteric concepts of therapy for the disease. This reviewer doesn't feel qualified, nor is a review in "DC" meant to pass judgement on any therapeutic approach. We judge only the quality of the presentation.

From that standpoint it must be said that the volume is more a compendium of anecdotal material which occasionally seems to lose some of its cohesion. If you are willing to take the time to read what is presented, you might find a form of therapy worth using as a synergist.

While the basic therapeutic approach postulated is in the form of an aggressive use of hydrogen peroxide and synergists, I can say that from my own experience at a medical clinic engaged in this therapy -- no therapeutic validity had been proven. Of course, as with so many alternative approaches, the patient wouldn't come to us at first diagnosis, but only in the terminal stages of the disease process. Since timing is often critical in both diagnosis and treatment, the viability of H202 is still an area worth more extensive research.

Rusell-Manning's companion text Home Remedies for Candida is constructed along the same lines. The therapeutic veracity of H202 in the treatment of Candida however can be substantiated with an alacrity not yet possible with AIDS.

Both texts are important reading for anyone engaged in conservative therapeutics. While you might not agree with the conclusions suggested -- you might well benefit from the exposure to them.