HIV Aids and Glyconutrients

If you or a loved one is suffering form HIV or AIDS, you need to review this information thoroughly.

The AIDS epidemic is affecting millions of lives of young children and adults in Africa and around the world; the average life expectancy in Africa is 47. This is a tragic situation and soon the world will find out what they can do to help. If this epidemic continues no one will even know what an old person looks like in Africa.

On October 15th 2005, the term glyconutrients will enter into the public consciousness and dictionaries of the world. In Los Angeles, California, the first World Wide AIDS Concert will be held to raise money to supply glyconutrients for children in Africa and other third world countries that are devastated with AIDS. Watch for the first and subsequent events on a network station in your area.

During the next three years, six ‘Live Aid’ type concerts will focus exclusively on Global AIDS Awareness. AIDS is the single largest threat to children in third world countries, and increasingly so in the west, yet it captures few headlines. Other concerts will take place in the UK, Russia, Brazil, Africa and China during the three years. The executive producer of the series is Hal Uplinger, who was the US producer for the Live Aid concerts in the 80’s and at the turn of the century for the Millennium Show. He will bring together massive talent to make this his largest undertaking ever!

U2, one of the most popular rock bands in the world, along with the Dave Matthews Band, will be performing at the initial concert in LA. The Global AIDS Awareness Program is a series of live concerts, each of which will be telecasted worldwide. The Program will increase AIDS awareness and raise money to improve the quality of life for AIDS children around the world.

"There are millions of hopeless children who are suffering from AIDS. The discovery of glyconutrients offers one of the best opportunities to impact their quality of life. While researchers continue their struggle to find a future cure, it is imperative that we raise an awareness of the huge impact this new discovery can make today." —Hal Uplinger, Television Producer of these historic fund raising events
Maybe "the cure" is really the human body. The human body is truly the miracle; it is the job of science to find what the body requires to function at optimal wellness. Through history it has been proven time and again that providing essential nutrients through foods that you eat, to support your bodies systems to run efficiently, is truly your best medicine. It is your body that can recover from illness and prevent the onset of a disease or condition, but only when your bodies systems are supported properly.

Recent science has discovered a group of essential nutrients that has been overlooked in the past called glyconutrients.

Glyconutrients have been improving the quality of life of children with HIV/AIDS in third world counties. We have to continue to raise awareness and funds to help support these needy children of the world.

So, what are glyconutrients and how do they benefit people affected with the HIV virus or AIDS?

Glyconutrients are nutrients that have been discovered to be vital to normal immune function and, therefore, good health. Glyconutrients were discovered because of the advances in the research in a field called glycomics, also known as Glycobiology. This science focuses on the structure and function of oligosaccharides, or chains of sugar. Now that scientists have fully identified the entire glycome or range of sugars found in the human body, they are beginning to understand the vital role they play in human health. Their research forms the foundation for the emerging field known as glycomics.

We keep hearing that sugar is bad for us, which is true of refined sugars such as sucrose, but researchers are learning that complex chains of sugars (naturally occurring in plants, fruits, mushrooms, roots, and seaweeds such as Fucoidans and many others) are vital to human health. The problem is that these sugars are difficult to obtain, in the typical, overly refined, westernized diet. Our diets are loaded with simple sugars like sucrose and fructose that raise the glycemic index and contribute to a host of serious health problems such as obesity and diabetes. In contrast, certain oligosaccharides are as essential for the proper functioning of the human body as healthy fats and proteins and vital for cell-to-cell interactions including the vital function of the human immune system.

Scientists are saying that glycomics could fuel a revolution in biology to rival that of the human genome!

Scientists and researchers say “glycomics” may well become one of the most important new words of the 21st century. And glyconutritional products…foods and supplements that incorporate this new science into their formulations…could become an integral part of the protocol for the management of many debilitating conditions, since glyconutrients facilitate cell-to-cell communication in the body.

"This is going to be the future," declares biochemist Gerald Hart of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. "We won't understand immunology, neurology, developmental biology or disease until we get a handle on glycobiology."…"If you ask what is the glycome for a single cell type, it's probably many thousands of times more complex than a genome," says Ajit Varki, director of the Glycobiology Research and Training Center at the University of California San Diego,… Raymond Dwek, head of the University of Oxford's Glycobiology Institute, who coined the term "glycobiology" in 1988, says that sugars were often dismissed as unimportant, "as just decorations on proteins – people didn't know how to deal with them." They could not have been more wrong. As recent advances in genetics have unfolded, the importance of sugars has become ever more apparent… Varki sees it as a journey of exploration. "It's like we've just discovered the continent of North America. Now we have to send out the scouting parties to find out how big it is…" New Scientist, October 2002 by Science writer Karen Schmidt

[Glycomics are] known to regulate hormones, organize embryonic development, direct the movement of cells and proteins throughout the body, and regulate the immune system. It shows yet again that the DNA in the genome is only one aspect of the complex mechanism that keeps the body running—decoding the DNA is one step towards understanding, but by itself it doesn't specify everything that happens within the organism. Michael Quinion
AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a disease characterized by the destruction of the human immune system. When your immune system cannot function properly and protect your body from disease, all it takes is a common cold to start a disastrous chain of events that leads to many illness and deaths of people affected with AIDS.

Normally, the immune system does a great job of keeping people healthy and preventing infections. Those infected with AIDS, however, have many complications with which to contend. The immune system is the system of specialized cells and organs that protect an organism from outside biological influences. In a broad sense, almost every organ has a protective function (e.g., the skin). When the immune system is functioning properly, it protects the body against bacteria and viral infections, destroying cancer cells and foreign substances. If the immune system weakens, its ability to defend the body also weakens, allowing pathogens, including viruses that cause common colds and flu, to grow and flourish in the body. The immune system also performs surveillance of tumor cells, and immune suppression has been reported to increase the risk of certain types of cancer.

This is where glyconutrients enter the scene. Glyconutrients provide essential nutrients your body requires to modulate (balance) your immune system. The most important function of the immune system begins at the cellular level.

Glyconutrients are nutritional, plant-based carbohydrates (saccharides). When they are consumed in sufficient amounts, they provide what your body must have in order to produce the cell surface structures called glycoproteins for every cell in your entire body.

This is how the human immune system begins to communicate the vast amount of intercellular information that is required on a millisecond basis (the human immune system is truly amazing when it is supported properly). It's all about balance. For example, hormones need to be in the right ratios for defense mechanisms to function properly. Likewise, the body's delicate ph balance cannot be too acidic or too alkaline. These functions are all carefully controlled by microscopic cells of the immune system. When this system breaks down, disease results.

Your immune system begins at the cellular level! The most important thing you can do for your health is to restore the proper function to your cells, and this can only be achieved by restoring cellular health!

In 1984-85, a group of symptomatic HIV-1 positive patients reported that oral aloe juice alleviated their AIDS symptoms. It was found that the active, anti-viral ingredient in aloe leaf gel was polymannose. This is a micronutrient that supports synthesis of innate defense molecules that destroy multiple types of infectious agents including bacteria and viruses. The mechanism of action is not that of antibiotics that poison or block the metabolism of micro-organisms. The biochemistry and immunology supported by this glyconutrient type of micronutrient-based defense is based on the up-regulation of innate, natural mechanisms for protection against and destruction of micro-organisms. Thus, antibiotic resistant organisms are destroyed by this enhancement of natural defense mechanisms through optimal dietary supplementation. The exact site and step in glycoprotein synthesis within the cell where mannose of aloe origin is utilized has been defined. This led to recognizing and formulating a mixture of natural saccharides (dietary sugars) known to be necessary in the golgi to provide a more efficient cellular synthesis of defense and tissue repair molecules.

Glyconutrients provide your body essential nutrients it requires to build and support glycoproteins.

Healthy bodies, comprised of many components working together in sophisticated harmony, must have accurate biochemical communication to function correctly. In its most basic form, this communication occurs at the cellular level and is referred to by molecular biologists as cell-to-cell communication.

So regardless of what condition you have, whether it is HIV, AIDS, heart disease, cancer or any other disease condition, you need to support your body and your bodies systems with essential nutrients that your body requires to function at an optimal level of health and therefore build a strong healthy immune system.

To obtain optimal health you must provide your body what it requires in the form of food and essential nutrients to support and build Cellular Restoration.

Because this AIDS virus attacks the immune system, it is of utmost importance to keep your body as healthy as possible to slow down the progression of the disease. It is absolutely vital that you have a good strong immune system so your body can fight off infections, colds, flus and protect your health and well being!

If you are dealing with HIV or AIDS, the single most important function you must have working for you is a strong vibrant immune system. Your immune system is your body’s last line of defense in the prevention of disease.

With the right nutritional and wellness plan, people with HIV or AIDS can dramatically improve the quality of life and extend their lives.

The discovery of glyconutrients is the single most important discovery in nutritional science that will strengthen your immune system, restore cellular health, and create increased vitality.

Kerry Greening makes it easy to understand how you can restore your immune health. Learn the 4 key essentials to cellular restoration. Visit disease education and view the free educational wellness video series so you can get started on the road to wellness

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