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Excerpted from New Horizons, Summer 1998
Dr. Nieper has always believed that viruses were implicated to some degree in the development of multiple sclerosis, and his protocols for patients reflect that by his use of substances that are designed to inactivate their damaging activity.
Dr. Nieper believes that modern medicine is not presently confronting the magnitude of the problem of viral involvement in the development of all sorts of illnesses. Certainly society's recent collision with the AIDS virus has again brought to the forefront the need for research into substances that are effective against viruses. Prior to this HIV outbreak, modern medicine had become somewhat complacent about the potential of viruses to literally wipe out much of mankind in a very short period of time. A segment of our present population still recalls the millions of people that died around 1918 from the influenza virus.
Dr. Nieper considers viruses to be one of medicine's major challenges because they are simply everywhere. He believes that our modern lifestyle that exposes us to fluoride, pesticides, insecticides and detergents lowers our body's resistance to these many viruses.
One aspect of his nutritional protocols, designed to raise the body's defense against viral attack, consists of supplements of natural substances that help to maintain and reinforce the integrity of a healthy cellular membrane.
Dr. Nieper's most recent investigation into the prevalence of viral involvement in individuals with cancer and other serious illnesses was initiated by his desire to know first of all, if viruses play a role in the onset of malignancy. And if they do, is this role a causative one?
This inquiry led to a systematic investigational patient-tracking program undertaken by him and other physicians over the last three to four years. From these investigations they have come to the conclusion that viruses are far more implicated in the development not only of MS, but also in numerous other disease processes, especially cancer.
Patients with cancer and other sorts of serious illnesses were tested with a complement-binding test to determine their body's collision with a virus. Patients were tested to see what levels their bodies were carrying of viral loads of herpes I, herpes II, cytomegalo virus, which belongs to the herpes group, and also the Epstein Barr virus. These viruses leave an imprint and individuals can harbor them, particularly the cytomegalo virus or herpes II virus, for years, even decades before health problems become obvious. Dr. Nieper considers the cytomegalo virus to be particularly problematic, as it goes into the lymph cells, replicates there and leaves its genetic information there to disrupt normal cellular information in years to come.
Dr. Nieper considers the test results to be quite overwhelming. He found very high levels indicating aggressive viral activity in all types of cancers: metastasizing colon carcinoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, glioblastoma, endometrial carcinoma, metastasizing melanoma, rectal carcinoma, pulmonary adenocarcinoma, pancreatic cancer and breast cancer patients.
Many virologists have postulated that perhaps 20 to even 30 percent of malignancies may be initiated by a virus, but the results of this testing of cancer patients has led Dr. Nieper to consider that viral involvement may be implicated in as high as 90 percent of malignancies.
These same high levels, indicating aggressive viral activity, also showed up on test results of individuals with other types of diseases such as: colitis, rheumatoid diseases, scleroderma, multiple sclerosis and ALS.
In fact, the commonality of this finding has led him to postulate that viruses are a common denominator in most diseases and this could lead to a uniform therapy of treatment to inactivate the viral information inside the cell that is effecting gene expression for diseases ranging from cancer to colitis to ALS to scleroderma.
(Ideas and concepts contained in this article are from Dr. Nieper's 1997 New York FAIM Conference lecture. A full 12+page transcript of this lecture is available from the Brewer Science Library.)
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