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DISEASE OF THE MONTH
ON THE DISEASE SYMPTOMOLOGY
ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY
I received the following e-mail recently from a visitor who
lives in Italy. My reply follows.
There is something I would like to ask you about George Ohsawa's
death.Yesterday I read a book about the modern macrobiotics which
surprised me a little bit. It was written that Ohsawa died of
a heart attack dining at his home, while in a book written by
him I read that he died because of an accident, but he was really
healthy at the time.
Do you know how he really died?
Thanks a lot.
Thanks for your e-mail and my apologies for the delay in replying
to you. My take on Ohsawa's death is that the seeds for it were
laid down on his trip with Lima to visit Albert Schweitzer in
West Africa in the mid-'50's. He went there to convince Schweitzer
of the benefits of macrobiotics for the world - as Schweitzer
was a highly respected world figure at the time.
Anyway, when they got there Schweitzer was away in Europe and
wasn't going to be back for three or four weeks. So, George decided
he and Lima were going to teach the local natives about macrobiotics.
One of the conditions that had a devastating impact on the native
population was a condition allegedly caused by an amoeba which
leads the person infected with the condition to develop a serious
blood condition that leads to the development of huge blood blisters
and eventual death by loss of blood. George reasoned this was
from excess yin and taught the natives how to cook & eat the
proper local food, avoid eating so much yin like fruits and sugar,
alcohol, cutting back on liquid intake etc.
And, of course, the people started to get better and healthier
who listened to him.
Then Schweitzer came back and wouldn't listen to Ohsawa. So, Ohsawa
decided to convince Schweitzer by deliberately contracting the
disease - I think it's called African Sickness - by eating extreme
amounts of excess yin and drinking alcohol and copious amounts
of water, and walking about barefoot (the amoeba gets into the
blood by being bitten by an insect called a 'jigger' carrying
the amoeba, and jiggers live in the soil).
Well, sure enough, he developed the disease and he was soon in
very bad shape, his body covered with huge blood blisters and
Schweitzer was called into his room to take a look and he said
- "there is nothing to be done, he is finished" and
That VERY day a package arrived from New York City sent by the
Kushi's or Aihara's or maybe both, which contained sea salt, brown
rice and aduki beans. So, George started eating nothing but the
rice and beans cooked with the sea salt, drank very little liquid
and within two weeks he was right as rain.
He presented himself to Schweitzer who rose from his desk, pointed
at the door and shouted at Ohsawa to leave IMMEDIATELY!
So, what has this to do with Ohsawa's death from a "massive
heart attack" in 1963 some ten years or so later? My reading
of the situation is that when he was lying in bed dying from African
Sickness his blood was full of the amoeba. As he started to eat
the rice and beans cooked with the sea salt and cutting his liquid
intake to virtually nothing, his blood became very yang relative
to the condition in which the amoeba thrive in the bloodstream.
This made the blood environment very hostile to the amoeba.
One of the characteristics of parasites is that when the conditions
in which they thrive become hostile to them, they have a defense
mechanism where they "hide out" in cells of their hosts,
creating a protective coat around themselves and go into a dormant
state. They can exist in this state for decades, if necessary,
only coming out of it when the conditions in their environment
(the host's blood quality) improve, from their perspective.
I feel that Ohsawa's sudden change from an extreme yin to an extreme
yang condition meant that many of the amoeba in his body hid out
in cells and went into this dormant state, and it seems reasonable
to me that one of the places where they would be concentrated
would be the cells of the heart.
Remember that these "dormant" parasites will come out
of their dormant state when the condition of the host's blood
improves from the perspective of the parasite - that is, it becomes
And what was Ohsawa doing at the time of his death? He was experimenting
with making a "macrobiotic quality" coca-cola! ( Some
people say it was beer, but coca-cola makes more sense to me).
This experimenting with various ingredients to make this good
quality, but nevertheless very yin concoction(in either case,
beer or coca-cola), entailed having to test his recipes by drinking
the concoctions he came up with.
So, it seems reasonable to me to state that his drinking this
more yin concoction every day as he experimented made his blood
quality more yin. This made the environment in his body very attractive
to the amoeba hiding out in the cells of his body. The ones in
his heart cells came out "en masse" and caused the heart
Hope this makes sense to you,
Well, you might say, so what has this story got to do with AIDS?
THE BEGINNING OF THE AIDS DEBACLE.
In 1980, if you recall, President Ronald Reagan was inaugurated
for his first term as president. One of the first decisions of
his tenure was to cut back on funding for basic scientific research.
One day, since I lived then in Berkeley, I was out and about and
I picked up a copy of the Daily Cal, the University of California's
Student Newspaper. And in there that day was an interview with
a physiology professor who spent the bulk of the interview bemoaning
the fact that funding for basic scientific research was hard to
come by as a result of the president's decision.
Very soon after we started to get the headlines in the newspapers
of this deadly, new "killer" disease called AIDS. A
particularly prominent individual, a California Senator, 'contracted'
the disease, and was featured heavily in these stories. The propaganda
machine then began to really get rolling, whipping up a frenzy
of fear and hysteria about this "deadly killer" which
was "sexually transmitted" and we heard all this useless
and pointless talk of "safe sex", etc., etc., ad nauseam.
The same antiquated, voodoo superstitions of modern medical science,
the epitome of a poverty of consciousness, were screamed across
the world ad infinitum.
Meanwhile, back in Boston, Michio Kushi dropped everything
to help the gay community in New York City (at least those few
who listened) to give free lectures on a macrobiotic approach
to dealing with AIDS. He initiated a study of individuals who
had been diagnosed with the illness, in conjunction with the medical
school of a prominent university in Boston. The gay people who
enrolled in this study were given cooking classes and counseling
and they held regular support group meetings throughout the three
years of the study, 1982-1985.
The study consisted in drawing blood from the individuals
participating in the study every three months and testing the
blood for the T cell count. It was completed in time for presentation
at the First International AIDS Conference, 1986, in Paris.
The results of the study are that the T cell count of all
the individuals who completed the study returned to normal.
THE STORY OF ELECTRA.
At this time, my wife and me held macrobiotic dinners in our
apartment every Sunday and one of our regular guests was a gay
man I will call Electra. Electra was a very flamboyant personality,
he always came to the dinners dressed to the hilt; I especially
remember an electric pink day-glo jumpsuit he was fond of wearing.
He was always friendly, cheerful and chatty, just a joy to have
as a guest. He had been diagnosed with AIDS and through his macrobiotic
practice his body healed itself and he was in great shape, fully
of vitality and enthusiasm.
Electra, being compassionate, decided to share his experience
with macrobiotics and AIDS with the gay community in and around
the Bay Area. He traveled to many meetings and groups to share
his knowledge and experience to any gay meeting to which he could
gain access. And by and large he was met with deaf ears.
I remember the last time I saw Electra. I was over in San
Francisco giving a lecture on a macrobiotic subject and Electra
was in the audience. After the lecture, we got to-gether and he
was very depressed. He said to me, "Kaare, I have been going
all over the place talking to gay groups about how macrobiotics
can be very helpful to them in dealing with their AIDS symptoms,
but no one will listen. Not even my friends and the people I know
and love. I simply cannot go on watching all these people die
while they show absolutely no interest in macrobiotics, when I
am a living example of its benefits."
I asked him what he was going to do. He replied,"I am
going to quit eating macrobiotically and go back to my old eating
and lifestyle habits and I will get the symptoms of AIDS and I
will die. I simply cannot go on while no-one in the gay community
seems to care about what I am saying to them and they are all
dying; I will join them." He died about four months after
The last memory I have of Electra, after that conversation,
is as I was leaving the building, I looked back through the window
and I saw his shadow outlined, sitting slumped in a chair.
THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY'S RESPONSE TO THE STUDY OF MACROBIOTICS
In 1987 I was at French Meadows Summer Camp lecturing and
a man by the name of Mark Mead was also lecturing there. I initially
met Mark when he came to one of our Sunday night dinners, when
he happened to be in the Bay Area and came over. Mark did the
bulk of the research for the book "AIDS, Macrobiotics and
Natural Immunity" (1990), principally authored by Dr. Martha
Cottrell, along with Michio Kushi. He was also involved in the
study on the T cell count of the individuals in New York City
and he was one of the delegates at the First International AIDS
Conference. His talk at French Meadows was on macrobiotics and
natural immunity and he made a remark that I will never forget.
He said, "the condition of your immune functions are a reflection
of the way you relate with the world."
During the course of the camp we had a conversation about
his experience at the First International AIDS Conference. This
was held in The Palace of The Legion of Honor, a circular-shaped
building. Inside the building is a concourse which goes around
the perimeter of the entire building and for the conference, summary
monographs of all the research being presented or which had been
done by that time, were placed on a bulletin board which is on
the inside wall of the building. Thus the delegates, when they
weren't involved in any of the sessions, or between sessions,
could walk around the concourse and read each of the summaries
of the research and look at the graphs and see who were the researchers
of each study.
The study done on macrobiotics and AIDS was stapled up there
along with all the others. Its chief feature was a graph with
the x axis showing the T cell count and the Y axis showing the
time. The graph showed the T cell count steadily rising in a an
even line from the bottom left side of the study(when it began)
to finish at the top right side of the graph(when it ended). The
caption underneath said "Results of T Cell count of participants
with AIDS on a macrobiotic vegetarian diet for three years."
Mark told me that he wanted to see what the reaction of the
delegates would be as they came around the concourse reading the
research summaries when they came to the macrobiotic study results.
He stationed himself behind some potted plants and observed. I
asked him what he saw.
"Well," he said, "it was pretty incredible.
All these delegates would be walking slowly around looking at
the monographs, intently studying them and take notes diligently.
They would arrive at the spot where the macrobiotic study was
placed, see the graph showing the steadily rising T cell count.
They would then look at the caption at the bottom, and instantly
they saw that, they hurried to the next monograph."
"Yes," he said softly, "They acted like scared
DR. MARTHA COTTRELL, MD.
Dr. Cottrell, known as Maggie to her friends, and I know her
well enough to call her Maggie, at that time of the early AIDS
epidemic (she is now retired) was a physician in residence at
the New York School of Art and Textile Design and she saw many
patients who had developed AIDS. She kept records of her own and
she later presented the results of her research in an article
published in a now defunct macrobiotic journal called Macromuse,
published by Michael Rossoff.
In this article of hers, she listed seven what she called
"co-factors " she had identified as being common to
all or most of the people who had developed AIDS that she counseled.
They are as follows:
3.) Long term use of antibiotics.
4.) Long term use of recreational drugs.
5.) Long term diet high in simple, refined sugars.
6.) Long term diet low in complex carbohydrates (whole grains).
7.) Long term diet low in mineral content (that is, lacking
Unknown to most medical researchers, the appendix is a key
component, along with the large intestine, of the immune functions
of the body. The tonsils are the front line organs of the immune
defenses of the body.
INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE, DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY
This week the International AIDS conference opened with a
speech by the President of South Africa, Mr. Mbeki. Now, here
is a man who is prepared to be a statesman, in contradistinction
to a sycophant well practiced in the art of "walking barefoot
across cut class" to broker a deal for some multi-national
corporation so they can remain in office for another term.
The President of South Africa has the common sense to state
that AIDS is more complex than reducing it all to a "virus"
and had the audacity to say that poverty was the main reason for
the epidemic. This speech occasioned the largely close-minded
delegates at the conference to walk out of the room during his
speech, proving once again that most medical research scientists
are arrogant beyond belief and have no civility in them either.
A joke that caught my eye recently :
"Do you know how many medical researchers are needed
to change a light bulb?"
"No. How many?"
"The results of our research were inconclusive. We need
more funding so that we can do further studies."
Cited in "The Journal of the Society for the Advancement
of Advanced Trivia," July 2000.
I conclude this preamble to my macrobiotic discourse on AIDS
with the statement that AIDS is the result of the poverty of consciousness
of the medical community, as a result of the one hundred year
long singular inability or unwillingness to look at the mounting
scientific evidence, by the scientific community, that modern
scientific methodologies, concepts, ideas and tools are totally
and completely useless at best, and fundamentally promote, at
worst, the worsening unhealthy condition of the human race. That
AIDS should have served notice, 20 years ago, that this is the
case, and that if the warning of AIDS is not heeded in the right
way, more devastating disease symptomologies than AIDS will make
their appearance in the not too distant future.
AIDS is also the result of the poverty of consciousness of
modern culture, and poverty, lack of resources to live a human
life of dignity, with good organic whole foods to eat every day,
a sound roof over the head, and clothes on the backs of EVERY
SINGLE HUMAN BEING ON EARTH, is another symptom of this poverty
This poverty of consciousness is the result of the fact that
modern science can be best characterized as "a science whose
heart has been ripped out", to quote Rudolf Steiner, and
that modern culture is a culture which also has had its heart
ripped out. Rudolf Steiner actually did not complete the second
sentence of the proper and accurate description of modern science
and modern culture.
The complete description is as follows:"Modern science
and modern culture are accurately described has having had their
hearts ripped out and had them replaced with a cash register."
A MACROBIOTIC STUDY OF AIDS.
So, to the task hand.
I begin this essay with the heading ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY
SYNDROME, where I highlight the word "acquired" in red.
For indeed, the symptomology of AIDS, like every disease symptomology
of a chronic nature experienced by human beings, is acquired by
us. And we acquire these symptoms through longstanding habits
of diet and thought and lifestyle which are "out-of-balance
with the order in all creation".
To begin the study we need to first go to the Introduction
and read it over again. In the discussion of Stage 5 of the process
of disease/healing you will recall I make the following statement,
"An organism is not pathogenic because it causes pathogenic
changes in human tissue; it is pathogenic because it is attracted
to human tissue which is undergoing pathogenic deterioration."
And there you have the answer to the problem of infectious
diseases. ALL chronic infectious diseases, whether the infectious
organism identified as ONE of the presenting symptoms of the individual
experience the symptoms of disease in question is a bacteria,
virus, worm, spirochete, amoeba, flagella, etc., etc. The answer
is to cease and desist from the habitual eating of foods which,
over a long period of time, lead to the development of pathogenic
deterioration of the organs and tissues of the body.
This syndrome of AIDS also has the words Immune Deficiency
in its title. And of what does the immune functions consist? They
consist of the functions of the liver, kidneys, spleen, white
blood system(which is intimately tied in with the condition of
the SMALL INTESTINE - Get my book"The End of Medicine"
for more detail on this relationship) AND, most importantly, the
LARGE INTESTINE. It these organs, then, that are undergoing the
pathogenic deterioration which leads to the symptoms of AIDS,
and the virus is only ONE of the presenting symptoms, and an ancillary
one at that.
Now, we turn to the term HIV +ve. What does it mean? It means
that your blood has antibodies to the Human Immuno - deficiency
Virus. The presence of these antibodies in your blood mean your
immune functions, especially those of the white blood cells, have
SUCCESSFULLY dispatched the virus when your body initially developed
the conditions which created the suitable environment for the
proliferation of the virus in your body!
Now, where does the virus come from?
The following appears as a footnote in Chapter Two of "The
End of Medicine":
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, from the perspective
of the dynamics of the symptomology of the process of disease,
appears to be a concatenation of the six stages of the disease
process in one syndrome, which is an interesting observation.
From what was said about the sixth stage of the dynamics of the
process of disease, AIDS is not caused by the Human Immunodeficiency
Virus, or any other virus. The scientific medical research community
is belatedly beginning to catch on to this reality (long held
by virologist Peter Duesberg of the University of California,
Berkeley) , as was reported in the September 26, 1991 issue of
AIDS is a syndrome characterized as the acquisition of deficiency
of function of the immune system, so a line of enquiry to understand
it is futile if it is maintained it is caused by a virus, the
Human Immunodeficiencey Virus. It is more accurate to say that
the presence of the virus indicates the deficiency of the immune
functions of the body.
As for the etiology of the virus, it is proposed here (with due
respect to Michio Kushi as the first person who came up with this
idea, at least to my knowledge, and to a program on mitochondria
I saw on BBC television in 1975), that the decay or deficiency
of the immune system, which is comprised of the spleen, kidneys,
liver, white blood/lymphatic system and additionally, in my view,
the large intestine, is such that the internal environment of
these organs becomes so weakened through increasing toxicity resulting
from the modern diet and lifestyle that the normal organelles
of the healthy cell degenerate, and the process of degeneration
is their devolution to primitive organisms, i.e., viruses.
We can readily understand, from the description of the process
of disease, that these organs become damaged and toxic after many
years of eating a diet based on meat, sugar, eggs, chemicals,
refined, processed foods as well as taking antibiotics and recreational
drugs, etc., to the point that the normal functions of immunity
are compromised and the symptomology of AIDS develops.
So, there you have it. Diagnosis complete, now what is to
be done? For it should be obvious by now that no drug therapy
of any description, or any biotechnological palliative will ever
make the slightest iota of difference to the problem of AIDS,
or any disease symptomology.
The people of South Africa, and the rest of the world where
it is feasable, (i.e., in those geographical locations where grains
and vegetables grow!) need to adopt a daily dietary regimen based
on cooked whole grains and vegetables as described elsewhere in
The Alchemycal Pages.
They need to do at least three rounds of the Ginger Compress
Regimen and at some point, around 6 months after starting their
macrobiotic life, do the anti-parasite remedy:
Parasites are undoubtedly present if a person has chronic
intestinal stagnation, including worms, bacteria, viruses, amoeba,
flagella, spirochetes, funguses etc. Candida itself is probably
endemic throughout society, taking root in the intestinal stagnation
in the walls of the intestines and thus impossible to get rid
of unless steps are taken to remove the intestinal stagnation.
In addition to adopting a macrobiotic dietary practice and doing
the ginger compress, to get rid of parasites the following anti-parasite
remedy is recommended:
Dry roast together in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat,
3 cups Organic Short Grain Brown Rice.
2 cups Organic Aduki Beans.
1 cup Organic Brown unhulled Sesame Seeds
until the grains of brown rice turn golden brown. Remove from
heat and let cool. Store in a clean glass jar for two weeks. Then
for five days, for breakfast, chew thoroughly 1/4 cup of this
mixture as is, following with a cup of either Corsican Seaweed
Tea or 1/2 Mugwort:1/2 Kukicha Roasted Twig Tea. Have a normal
macrobiotic lunch and dinner. Repeat this procedure twice more
at intervals of two weeks.
I finish my discourse with a song - at least the lyrics to
a song. I wrote these lyrics some 18 years ago when the AIDS debacle
was at a crescendo of orchestrated hysteria in the media:
SONG FOR AIDS
I heard the news today
About beating the disease
Anyone can be a victim
Look who's getting diseased
They said we gotta live clean
We can't have sex no more
We gotta start using condoms
What a corpse of idiot bores
Feel your disease, feel your disease, feel your disease
Listen, I know it ain't so
They don't have a clue
They understand nothing
And cannot tell you true
For the black specter of science
Has long since splintered the earth
Its search for truth wrenched
In a trail of impotence
Feel our disease, feel our disease, feel our disease
The wires and the test tubes
The nodes and the pliers
Are the malevolent lattice
Of its cadaverous biers
And you, you silent ones
Yes, you, your sons and daughters
Follow like sheep to the altars
Where the white-robed, cold-eyed priests
Handle their scalpels and needles
As precisely as they cover their spreadsheets
Feel her disease, feel her disease, feel her disease
This is the death wish
Of the ignorant and the pusillanimous
Misanthropic scientists in the laboratory
Who got snake-eyed looking for easy money
Go ahead, be a victim
Walk into that sterile maelstrom
Littered with technophiles
well practiced in the art of self-deception
Feel my disease, feel my disease, feel my disease
You can choose to die like a fool
A sub-human idiot or a beast
But don't go crying to me
As you hurry to find a priest
I got better things to do
Than watch your funeral pyre
A weak spirited death is justice
For a life lived in caricature
Feel earth's disease, feel earth's disease, feel earth's disease
Oh, I DO shed my tears for you
For you created your disease
And if you refuse this poverty
you can heal your disease
Don't blame no virus
It's only doing its thing
Mopping up the decay in your body
Of a life wasted away
Life is full of trials and errors
But for goodness sakes
Quit lying to yourself
And admit your mistakes
Medical science will never help you
But there are many here among us
Who know what you can do
Seek them out and AIDS is no longer your VOODOO!
A-I-D-S - FEEL... YOUR... DISEASE...!!!!
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