HIV / AIDS
It has been more than 20 years since the initial diagnosis of HIV. Initially called the HTLVIII virus, the condition has been extensively researched and new treatments have been developed in the last decade. Today, there are multiple HIV/AIDS “drug cocktails” available. Although beneficial, these treatments often have side effects.
Fratellone Medical Associates treats patients with HIV/AIDS using complementary approaches to enhance the effectiveness of traditional medical treatments. The treatment is individualized and the patient’s preferences are taken into consideration. Some recently diagnosed individuals want no conventional medications, instead relying on alternative therapies and others wish to integrate alternative therapies with conventional medications. Also, other patients desire to have a medication-free “holiday” from pharmaceuticals from time to time. Both a nutritional and a metabolic/supplement review are routinely scheduled for new patients.
Treatment of Infectious Diseases
Although each condition and each patient requires an individualized approach, treatment of infectious diseases typically includes the following programs:
- An individualized nutritional program
- Oral supplementation (including herbs) program
- Intravenous supplementation program
- Ionization detoxification
- Ultraviolet light therapy or Photoluminescence
In the case of hepatitis, it is also essential to stop consuming alcohol, in concert with psychotherapy or enrollment in a 12-step program
Treatment of Infections: An Individualized Nutritional Program
When diagnosed with Lyme disease, hepatitis or HIV/AIDS, an individual must almost always make dietary changes to bolster his or her immune system. A diet low in simple sugars is crucial. No foods made with refined sugars, high-fructose corn syrup or with a high glycemic index (GI) are permitted. Nor should artificial sweeteners be substituted.
Digesting meat requires digestive and pancreatic enzymes, thus depleting enzymes that are necessary for the immune system. Consume only small amounts of meat, poultry and dairy products and use only organic products, which have not been treated with hormones or pesticides.
To raise alkalinity, it is important to avoid foods and beverages that produce an acidic environment such as eggplant, peppers, tomatoes and other nightshade vegetables, dairy products, red meat and caffeine.
To avoid constipation and regularly cleanse the gastrointestinal tract of toxins, it is important that your diet be high in fiber. Drinking plenty of water, green tea and other unsweetened fluids is also important to avoid constipation and wash out toxins.
Most beneficial foods:
- Nuts and seeds (but no peanuts)
- Whole grains
- Low-glycemic vegetables such as broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, lettuce, spinach and kale
- Wheat grass
- Foods high in fiber, such as wheat and oat bran, ground flax seed and vegetables
- Low-glycemic fruits such as apples, berries, cherries and pears
- Brown rice and other whole grains such as oatmeal and barley
Treatment of Infections: Oral Supplements
Patients with an impaired immune system tend to have an elevated level of free radicals relative to antioxidants. Because antioxidants can inactivate these free radicals, we use large amounts of the following herbs and antioxidants in our protocols:
- Co-enzyme Q10
- Grapeseed extract
- Apha liploic acid
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin C
- Germanium sesquioixde
- N-acetyl cysteine
- Bioflavonoid complex
Other oral megadoses of vitamins used in treating infections include:
- Vitamin C- 2 – 4 grams/ day
- N-acetyl cysteine – 1,500 – 2,000 mg/day
- Selenium – 100 – 400 mcg/day
- Magnesium – 500 – 750 mg /day
- L-glutamine 30 – 40 grams/day in divided doses
- L-carnitine 2,000 mg/day
An oral program will also include herbs such as:
- Milk thistle (Silybum marianum)
- Chinese throughwax (Bupleurum falactum)
- Globe artichoke (Cynarta scolymus)
- Tumeric (Curcuma longa )
- Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
- Gentian (Gentiana lutea)
What about Intravenous Supplements
Ultraviolet Light (Photoluminescence)
Treatment of Urinary Infections
Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Treatment of Fibromyalgia
For ionic cleansing, Fratellone Medical Associates uses a device called the ionCleanse® that draws toxins out of the body through the feet. Ionic cleansing also helps restore alkalinity to the body.
Ionic cleansing provides a comfortable, relaxing way to rid the body of toxins. You simply place your feet in the water, and seconds after the unit is turned on, millions of ions enter your body and begin to draw out wastes and neutralize acidity in your tissues. After 20 to 30 minutes, particles, fat and mucous residues that have left your body are present in the water.
Removing Tissue Acid Wastes
Pimples, rashes, dark circles beneath the eyes, swollen joints and yellow- or green-tinted or blotched complexions often indicate a buildup of tissue acid wastes in the body. Several ionic cleansing sessions, along with dietary modification and detoxification. have been shown to substantially reduce and even eliminate these conditions.
Ionic cleansing works more effectively and faster than any herbal or fasting procedures, with little or no stress to the patient and may even reduce the discomfort associated with rapid detoxification. In combination with a healthy, low-stress lifestyle, the ionic cleansing provides a thorough and efficient way to maintain high energy levels and long-term wellness.
Most people benefit from ionic cleansing footbaths, but especially patients with the following symptoms: edema, inflammation, gout, osteoarthritis and pain unrelated to joint dislocation. Eighty-five percent of patients with such ailments will experience an immediate benefit. Because disease, surgeries and many medical procedures leave the body weak and toxic, ionic cleansing may prove essential to your ongoing health.
Restoring Alkalinity to the Body
Ionic cleansing also helps restore an alkaline pH to the body. The procedure creates the same kind of alkaline environment you would experience when you walk barefoot along the beach because of the alkalinity of seawater. Actually, ionic cleansing is more powerful because your feet are in direct contact with the ions being manufactured in the water.
For more on this procedure, see How Ionic Cleansing Works.
How Ionic Cleansing Works
As you may remember from high school chemistry classes, an ion is a charged atom that has gained or lost an electron, which creates a magnetic field capable of attaching to and neutralizing oppositely charged particles. These neutralized particles are extracted from the body through the process called osmosis, the movement of particles through a membrane from an area of lower concentration to an area of higher concentration. In this case, the higher concentration refers to the ion field that is set up by placing the array into the water while running the ionic cleansing device, which activates a low-level direct electrical current. (The current is perfectly safe.)
The metals in the array combine with the water and salt. making the water molecules convert to oxygen and hydrogen and generating positively and negatively charged ions. When the electrical current of unit is set to positive, more negative ions are produced in the water. We believe that this negative ion flow makes blood pH more alkaline. Conversely, when the unit is set to negative, the result is the production of more positive ions in the water. We believe that this positive ion flow makes blood pH more acidic.
Approximately 95 percent of people in our culture have a blood pH lower than 7.45, which means they are in a state of acidity. They will greatly benefit from exposure to high concentrations of negatively charged ions. However, we have found through muscle testing that most people prefer a mixture of positive and negative ions in each ionic cleansing session.
Litmus paper (Ph strips) or muscle testing determine the proper polarity setting. We speculate that ions generated by the ionic cleansing device travel through the body, attaching themselves to a multitude of toxic substances, thereby neutralizing their positive or negative charge. It may be possible to reduce pain and other symptoms caused by a lifetime of toxic buildup in the body. To achieve the long-term benefits of ionic cleansing detoxification, a person has to be willing to make lifestyle changes.