Today AIDS is brought to the attention of those around the world as a health awareness day. For those suffering from HIV knowing that the world is interested in their plight is encouraging. Often people with this disease struggle with feelings of hopelessness and rejection.
2.1 Million African Children Infected With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
The continent of Africa has 69% of the world’s HIV sufferers. They currently have 24 million people infected and are the least equipped to handle this stubborn disease. Studies show that 1.1 million new infections occurred in Africa in the year 2016. Additionally, one of the biggest challenges is that 91% of the world’s HIV-positive children live in Africa. Of the 37 million HIV patients worldwide, 2.1 million are children under the age of 15.
HIV Patients Receive Hope
For the last decade, cost-effective drugs have become available. Unfortunately, only half of the African population has access to these medications. Therefore, leaving half of the population untreated and hopeless. Although medications help relieve certain symptoms, they can only do so much to stop the relentless killer. The best way to fight this monster is to improve the nutrients in the diets of those infected.
By living the Thrive way, we believe that it is possible to double and even triple dietary nutrients for the average HIV patient. A study we completed in 2011 confirms these results. A group of 31 HIV patients were asked to add a large bowl of greens to their diets every day. The group was also taking antiviral drugs and having their immune systems tested monthly. After 5 weeks of adding more greens to their diet, amazing results were seen. More than three-quarters of the group saw an improvement in their immune system. Additionally, over half saw a doubling and even a tripling of their immune strength. This HIV group was finally provided with hope for their future.
Stand on 2 Legs Rather Than 1
Secondary diseases like tuberculosis can easily be the leading cause of death after HIV weakens the immune system. About one in three AIDS-related deaths are from TB. The greatest defence by far to both of these diseases is improving the nutrient density in their diets.
Additional treatments of Artemisia tea have helped heal and close up the wounds of HIV patients. It should be noted that this tea is the most effective and preventative for malaria.
To offer drugs as the only answer for HIV patients is giving them half the answer. HIV attacks the immune system. Therefore, foods that build up the immune system should be equally promoted. This is the difference between standing on 2 legs rather than 1.
We believe that more hope is yet to be discovered.
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