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Author Topic: SNAKE OIL "CURE ALL" SALESMEN ARE BACK - BEWARE!  (Read 2017 times)

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« on: October 01, 2007, 02:13:18 PM »
I DO NOT WISH TO ENGAGE IN ANY ONLINE DEBATES ABOUT THIS OLD "CURE/REMEDY" THAT HAS RECENTLY RESURFACED. I’m posting this for those who are newly infected.  I’m seeing the snake oil salesmen coming back through various groups and other forums on the web. They’re reluctant to peddle their wares within these pages because they know better than to even “go there.”
I WAS APPROACHED BY AN HIV INFECTED INDIVIDUAL BACK IN THE EARLY 90's who was touting the benefits and all that!  I was approached to print information about ozone therapy because I was the publisher of a newsletter for people with HIV and all the "supporting evidence" was submitted to me along with the arguments as to why this ozone therapy was being bucked by the FDA, federal government etc.
There is a new wave of infections and again the snake oil salesmen are rearing their heads to take money from people who may be tempted to believe in the various "they don't want a cure" theories. 
OZONE THERAPHY in the early 90s resulted in a couple of deaths and injuries to those who had spent dollars thinking that their blood was going to be cleaned of the virus (NOW ITS MOVED ACROSS THE BORDER - THINK ABOUT THAT - and how the ozone people are not being held accountable by our laws).
A scam is a scam and there are people out there who do have HIV who are pushing this one and another from Texas, Carrington Labs, with its aloe vera injections - some say they have HIV and in fact are not.  They'll bait you as being friendly and give you a story or two to make themself look more personable and genuine.
I have seen this firsthand in the early 90s and these people are making a comeback now with the newer infected people because they know there’s a buck to be made. They like to tout their wares, remedies, cures, and snake oils on sites and in publications targeting HIV people. Then they disappear - you'll usually find them touting their cures/remedies on other sites for sickle cell, anemia, cancer, and a host of other opportunities they come across. Their “scientific studies” look great and can be convincing. Now they even have great looking “facilities” on the internet. Don’t let all that fool you! 
My last words on this is being provided through the following links, the first coming from THE BODY a site devoted to HIV. The 2nd is from Wikipedia and provides additional links.

http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Fatigue/Current/Q185783.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozone_therapy#Evidence_of_medical_benefits_of_ozone_therapy

Lets not confuse this treatment with other alternative/holistic treatments that provide a boost for the immune system and are safer, such as acupuncture, spiralina, massage therapy, Q, and others which do have or had positive results from ongoing studies. People may have their own opinions and there are many of them out there. Many cuanderos, who practice with herbs and medicinal plants, will be the first to denounce snake oils that suddenly appear and then quickly disappear. Those who practice with macrobiotics and homeopathic have come forward to denounce certain "miracle cures" - these people themselves have been subjected to scrutiny but by coming out against "snake oils" they have defended their integrity and the integrity of their professions and products that have been tarnished by the traveling snake oil salesmen. I personally do believe in alternative and holistic medicines and do advocate for their use as a complimentary use to other proven methods to healing and good health.

Caution and good judgment should always be used when being approached with so called "cures" for anything. There are still many people out there, intelligent people, who sometimes get taken by scammers and others who prey upon those who are desperate to rid themselves of a disease that now can be managed and controlled by legitimate methods.
the dingo


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