Stealth Viruses

In past issues of our newsletter we’ve touched on contaminated vaccines. This is where we were first introduced to the "Stealth Viruses," but not by their name.

The polio vaccine of the late fifties was again examined in the 80s using our high tech electron microscopes. It was discovered that the vaccines contained right around 200 more viruses than originally thought. Some of these would later be categorized as the "Stealth Viruses."

Virology (the study of viruses) is one of the most interesting areas of biology. We all learned the eight qualities of life in our high school biology classes: movement, reproduction, respiration, etc., but a virus, which seems to be a live sub-microorganism, doesn’t show all those eight signs of life. At times, when not inside of a host, viruses often are often crystallized like table salt. In medicine, this translates to, how do you kill something that really isn’t all that alive to begin with?

Another interesting facet to viruses is that they tend to change when attacked. Something that previously looked like it might injure a virus suddenly bounces off of it like bullets off of Superman's chest.

Viruses are only really alive when they are inside of a cell. They borrow parts of the cell to thrive, survive, and replicate. We have a slight dilemma here as viruses need cells to replicate and yet they oftentimes destroy these cells in their replication. Normally it is not smart to kill off something you need, and in the long run, viruses, for the most part, did not kill off the hosts they inhabited. Then along came the HIV virus.

HIV is not considered a stealth virus. It survives by killing off the immune system of the host. A stealth virus, by its very name, avoids detection by the immune system, just as they have avoided detection by the medical community for years. Very controversial at first, stealth viruses are now accepted as science fact. How to handle them, prevent them, and fight them is still up in the air. Special tests are needed to find them; thus they are often overlooked and misdiagnosed.

Most viruses contain proteins that are recognized by our immune systems. These proteins stimulate an immune response. Stealth viruses do not contain these proteins, the infections they cause are so minor as to go unnoticed, and they hide in blood that is hypercoagulable by coating themselves in the fibrin (the clotting/coagulation part of the blood).

In the past we’ve discussed these immune responses (Your Immune System & Your Immune System - The Rest of the Story). That fever you came down with was the body heating up to do battle against a virus. For every degree of temperature your body rises, your lymphatic system travels through your body twice as fast. Taking Tylenol to suppress a fever suppresses the immune response and allows the virus to win the battle. Taking Tylenol makes your cold or flu last longer. The same goes for a sore throat; again the body heats up to do battle against the bug. Coughing brings up phlegm, which are actually your dead immune system cells; soldiers who’ve died doing battle with your virus. To beat a viral infection, it is best to help your immune system along, by feeding it nutrients it needs, by cutting back on your food intake (digestion is such a large process it uses up way too much of your energy and system resources), taking in lots of liquids, and perhaps a hot bath (or sauna) to help your fever along.

It has just recently been discovered that one test to discover if your body is under a viral attack (whether stealth or otherwise) is the c-reactive protein test. This test will tell you the coagulability state of your blood. A body under attack by a virus has hypercoagulable blood (clots easily). (Again, this is because viruses hide from the immune system by "cloaking" themselves in fibrin). Stealth viruses do the same. This is how some of the stealth viruses were initially found: the c-reactive protein test showed positive, yet the individual had no signs of a fever or viral infection.

One thing we once knew for certain was that viruses that affect humans cannot affect animals and viruses that affect animals cannot affect humans. Then along came the stealth virus. This little bugger not only crosses phylogenetic boundaries between animal and humans, it also infects bacteria! We now have a new organism to do battle with; this "hybrid" called viteria (mixture of a virus and bacteria).

This viteria is suspected to be the involved in Lyme's disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Gulf War Syndrome, coronary artery disease, Alzheimer’s, and of course cancer. As Dr John Martin, MD, PhD states, "Genetically empowered bacteria, carrying potentially oncogenic [cancer causing] stealth-adapted viruses, could become a far more threatening biological weapons program than ever envisioned by our military planners." [www.ccid.com]

By itself, the stealth virus has been associated with depression, attention deficit and behavioral disorders in children, autism, schizophrenia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia (in adults) and neurodegenerative illnesses in the elderly. Stealth viruses can infect many organs, but the brain is especially prone to damage by them.

According to Dr Martin, stealth viruses can easily be mistaken in diagnostic tests for conventional viral and bacterial infections. However, in all cases of multiple myeloma that Dr Martin has tested he has discovered stealth viruses. His organization is pioneering the tests to uncover this particular virus, and since discovering them to be a factor in so many common illnesses, the question pops up, will we continue to treat the disorder conventionally while incorporating anti-stealth virus measures as an aside? Or, one day, will we just aim our therapies at the viral invasion directly, allowing the disorder to care for itself?

For example, we can continue to treat colds by treating the symptoms or we can attack the virus and the cold symptoms (coughing, congestion, sore throat, etc) will just go away as the virus is knocked out.

Of course, there are two things standing in the way of a treatment program aimed at the stealth virus itself. The first is the medical community, which must admit we’ve misdiagnosed all these disorders for the past thirty years or so, and the second is the pharmaceutical industry that has billions of dollars wrapped up in medications designed to treat all these disorders and stands to lose business if we change our practices.

Dr Martin’s protocol for treatment of stealth viruses still does hand a big chunk of business to the pharmaceutical industry, as he does recommend many of the current antivirals. However, his overall plan consists of everything we, as patients, can do, including supplementation and vitamins. He is currently requesting assistance in conducting clinical therapeutic studies using conventional medicine and orthomolecular medicine (clinicians using alternatives).

Until more is learned from these studies, he feels that a properly orchestrated immune system is the best way to beat this beast: first by helping to uncover them by thinning the blood (using garlic and enzymes as opposed to standard blood thinners), by creating an environment detrimental to viral replication, and boosting the immune system by promoting higher levels of interferon and interleukins while increasing NK Cell (natural killer) activity.

If you want to have a proper diagnosis, send your physician to Dr Martin’s site. He’s outlined all the proper tests and analyses to uncover stealth viruses in your blood and tissue samples.

To visit Dr Martin's site, the Center for Complex Infectious Diseases, click here: www.ccid.org 

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