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Viral, Bacterial, Fungal and Parasitic Infections

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Anti-HIV Protein from Blue-Green Algae Also Inhibits Ebola Infection
Lyme Disease, Heartworm, Flea & Tick Illness
H1N1 Virus
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)

With any current virus outbreak people go frantically searching for a "cure" or treatment for the latest viral strain (Ebola, H1N1, swine flu, bird flu, enterovirus 68, Legionnaire’s disease, COVID-19, etc.) infecting the mass population. But viruses mutate and drugs cannot kill viruses, only "fix" the symptoms and neutralize the virus’ potency while (hopefully) the body's natural defenses take over. Even most natural and supposedly “holistic” products are not treatment for the virus but only boost up the body wherever the symptoms are. For example, if there is a respiratory virus outbreak then Product V-R (Virus-Respiratory) is recommended by the media or Chinese herb V-R (Virus-Respiratory) to strengthen the lungs. But if a stomach virus is running rampant, then Product V-S (Virus-Stomach) is recommended or Chinese herb V-S (Virus-Stomach) to strengthen the stomach and intestines. By taking a natural and supposedly “holistic” product specific to the body’s system under attack, this is supplementing the symptoms. What about the circulatory, lymphatic and elimination systems? If one has an acute viral infection, we certainly support taking these specific viral products immediately to relieve the symptoms. In addition to these isolated supplements (including herbs, tinctures, extracts, etc.) targeting just the symptoms, we also suggest feeding super nutrition to the WHOLE body/brain (not just the immune system) to wake up the entire body’s natural ability to heal. If one does not have an acute viral infection yet, then we still suggest getting super nutrition as “wholistic” prevention. Balancing the WHOLE body with whole superfoods is much more “wholistic” in our opinion. To learn why symptoms come back when an isolated supplement of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is discontinued, read our Vitamin C web page. We draw on our 100+ years of “wholistic” living experience and the following empirical examples (from both people and pets) to show you our "wholistic" approach to viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections.

Anti-HIV Protein from Blue-Green Algae Also Inhibits Ebola Infection

A study in 2003 by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) was conducted to identify natural substances that act against HIV. It was done in collaboration with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Barry O'Keefe, Ph.D., of the NCI's Center for Cancer Research states, "CV-N is extremely effective against a broad range of HIV strains." The study concludes, "CV-N comes from a type of bacterium known as cyanobacterium or blue-green algae. Its antiviral properties were originally discovered through NCI's Laboratory of Drug Discovery Research and Development in a screening process designed to identify natural materials that act against HIV. CV-N effectively inhibits HIV infection of cells grown in the laboratory." The CV-N protein inhibits HIV infection by attaching to a particular sugar molecule on the outside of the virus and physically blocking it from entering cells. Further laboratory experiments showed that CV-N also binds to the sugar molecules on the outside of the Ebola virus and inhibits its ability to infect cells the same exact way as with the HIV. Click on the link below to read more details of the study.

Anti-HIV Protein from Blue-Green Algae Also Inhibits Ebola Infection by the NIH/National Cancer Institute

So, should we look for drugs and isolated supplements with extracted and concentrated CV-N protein to prevent the Ebola virus? That is what drug and supplement companies do in trying to make something better, faster acting and more potent than Nature. That is what we call supplementing the symptoms. If you just are concerned about the symptoms, that is fine. But if you do not want the symptoms to come back once the isolated supplement is stopped or you want to rebuild and regenerate the WHOLE body into true "wholistic" wellness by waking up the body's natural ability to heal, then we suggest sticking to whole superfoods the way Nature intended us to get our nutrition. BioSuperfood is one such example of a bio-algae concentrate whole superfood product. Here are some empirical examples of the "wholistic' potential that an appropriate diet and whole superfoods can accomplish.

Lyme Disease, Heartworm, Flea & Tick Illness

Our entire “wholistic” philosophy can be illustrated by a quote from Dr. Robert Goldstein, DVM, “Show me a dog or cat with fleas and I’ll show you an animal on the wrong diet.” (Flea-Free Forever, Phillips Pub. Inc., MD.). All wild canines and felines are exposed to fleas. But it is only those already sick, frail and elderly animals that succumb to an infestation. This is part of Darwin’s 'survival of the fittest' evolutionary law. This same "wholistic" principle applies to people too.  In general, healthy animals (and people) do not succumb to Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, babesiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, heartworm, West Nile Virus, etc. But in our modern day society we shock the immune system of our pets with annual vaccinations when current research shows vaccine benefits may last at least 3 years or longer in dogs and cats. Then we feed them a nutrient-deficient dry kibble diet, totally inappropriate for a carnivore in our “wholistic’ opinion. One of our holistic vets calls dry kibble “diabetes in a bag” for cats. We supply chlorinated tap water (potentially thyroid disrupting), void of Nature’s most abundant nutrient source they would naturally get in the wild, algae. Is it any wonder that dogs and cats have half the life expectancy they had 60 years ago? For both pets and people we feel our first line of defense against any viral outbreak (such as Ebola, H1N1, swine flu, enterovirus 68, etc.) is to eat a species appropriate diet full of whole superfoods (such as our bio-algae concentrate products) and avoid processed and pre-packaged foods (with white flour, white sugar, soy and GMO ingredients).

For a human Lyme testimonial, go to our web page: Lyme-Ehrlichiosis

H1N1 Virus

Here is a human anecdotal example: when the H1N1 virus was going around Dr. Roland Thomas’ daughter was living in a dormitory. Everyone on her floor got (or tested positive for) the H1N1 virus except her. Of course, his daughter had been taking the whole superfood product, BioSuperfood-f3, for many years already. Is this scientific proof of viral prevention? No. You be the judge as to what is good for balancing your body.


BAC (bio-algae concentrates) and HIV

(Originally published by Dr. Roland Thomas, N.D., at:

The August 2006 International AIDS Conference in Toronto boasted of progress in the fight against AIDS, when really, the fight against AIDS, just like the fight against cancer is a billion dollar sinkhole. Let me rephrase that by adding “the way that they are fought by most of the organizations involved”. The boasting did motivate me, however, to relate the following “handful of dollars” story of Daniel and his successful “fight against AIDS”.

In February 2004, Nita D., a Boulder MD and holistic practitioner, reported Daniel’s case to me and suggested we follow his progress together. Daniel had been diagnosed as HIV positive several years earlier and was seeing his condition worsen alarmingly. His regular MD suggested medication, but Daniel wanted to look for an alternative solution and met Dr. Nita in the process. Following her recommendations to use BAC and to change his eating habits, Daniel saw his viral load dropped significantly in just a few weeks. He would send me copies of his lab report each time he got one done. Let me tell you his perspective of his continued progress in his own words:

“I am HIV positive. I just got my latest lab work back and it’s great! My viral load is stable at about 10,000 (the nurse practitioner said she was very surprised at just how stable it is), and my T-cells are up! To over 400. That’s the highest they’ve been in over a year. If you will recall, exactly one year ago my viral load was at 139,000 and the T-cells barely over 250, prompting the docs to want to start me on meds. But then I started the BAC.

I am especially impressed with the numbers because since October, when I returned from Brazil, I’ve been dealing with some very difficult emotions like grief, sadness, and some depression. There has been a lot of stress as I’ve tried to find a job (still looking). Also, I haven’t been very strict nutritionally as that has been difficult as well. Given these factors, I’m so thrilled that my numbers are so good. It gives me new energy and motivation to eat right, and continue trying to make good lifestyle choices. But I think if it weren’t for the BAC, the picture would look very different right now. Thank you!”

- D.R.R., Colorado USA – February 2005.

UPDATE – February 2006 -
Daniel wrote again in February 2006 following a visit to his regular MD for lab work (his results showed a viral load of 17,000 and CD4 at 447):

“I just received my results from my regular MD. He says ‘Dan, numbers look good. Get the test done again in 3 months’.”

UPDATE – May 2006 -
Following another test, Daniel sent this note on May 5, 2006.

“My latest results show a drop in viral load to just over 5,000. My CD4s are stable at about 414. Interestingly, my numbers continue to look good despite huge amounts of stress at my work. Additionally, my relationship broke up 3 months ago which has also been very difficult emotionally and psychologically. But I continue to take the BAC and the numbers are either stable or have actually improved.”

What does all this mean for Daniel?

First, let us discuss what the test results mean. Viral load tests are reported as the number of HIV copies in a milliliter of blood. If the viral load measurement is high, it indicates that HIV is reproducing and that the disease will likely progress faster than if the viral load is low. A high viral load can be anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000 copies and can range as high as one million or more. A low viral load is usually between 200 to 500 copies, depending on the type of test used. This result indicates that HIV is not actively reproducing and that the risk of disease progression is low. A viral load result that reads “undetectable” does not mean that you are cured. It may mean that the level of HIV virus in your blood is below the threshold needed for detection by this test.

Daniel has managed to reduce or stop the progression of his disease without any medication and its nasty side effects and with just a few capsules of BAC per day along with easy changes to his diet. As commented by Daniel, he is doing well even if he has not been “perfect” in his diet and has been under a lot of stress.

How does BAC help with HIV?

Let me set the record straight. A) It would be unfair to Daniel and to natural health to claim that BAC is a remedy for HIV. It would ignore Daniel’s “self healing power” and the power of “Let thy food be thy medicine”. It would remove Daniel’s responsibility to stop eating badly, to eat well, exercise, rest and sleep well. Applying these few simple disciplines alone will reduce his viral load. B) BAC is not a remedy for HIV nor for any specific disease such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s, fibromyalgia, etc.


One final pet example: FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) in cats is in the same retrovirus family as FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus) but they are genetically different and their affects in cats is much different. FIV cats usually have poor coats, persistent fever and a loss of appetite. According to vets, this is not because of the primary FIV infection but due to secondary infections of bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi that are always present in the environment. Remember, only those with a weakened immune system are affected. Usually, within 4–6 years of infection about 20 percent of cats die. On a positive note, over 50 percent of FIV+ cats will remain without clinical signs of the disease. In the later stages of the disease, when wasting and frequent secondary infections are present, life expectancy may be less than one year. What can a pet parent with a FIV+ cat do? Here is what one FIV client does:

“I have had many good experiences with the bio-algae concentrate formulas and it is the algae formula I trust most. I always reach for these formulas when caring for ailing family cats, and I’ve seen many good results.

When I am confronted with ailing FIV+ cats, I often use a small amount of these microalgae formulas, combined with a homeopathic tissue salt remedy, to stimulate vital force. I’ve enjoyed many positive outcomes with this approach, and attribute that to the purity and nutrient density of this bio-algae concentrates product line.

I also keep these formulas in my emergency kit, and I have put them to good use in real life crises. Last summer, I came upon a family in a remote area (the nearest vet was hours away, and it was after hours), and their dog had been poisoned. He needed the detoxifying power of a green superfood and we gave him small doses of these algae formulas throughout the night, in conjunction with a combination homeopathic remedy for poisoning, and he survived (by the following evening he was able to run and play with the children).

I will continue to use these bio-algae concentrate formulations and I have suggested them to many pet owners."
—Tom Hapka

Read Tom’s book on how FIV (also known as Feline AIDS) does NOT have to be a death sentence for your beloved cat: Feline AIDS: A Pet Owner's Guide

Feline AIDS


These results are individual case studies. We cannot guarantee your results will be the same. Since each body responds differently to the super nutrition in bio-algae concentrates your results will be different. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

So which potent, magical ingredient accomplished all the above? Not a single one. Bio-algae concentrates only contain the four microalgae Spirulina pacifica (blue-green algae), Spirulina platensis (blue-green algae), Dunaliella salina (orange microalgae) and astaxanthin (red microalgae) from Haematococcus pluvialis and nothing else. But Nature assembled over 5,000 individual nutrients in these four microalgae. Here are the nutrient highlights of what research shows may help support the body's response to any viral, bacterial, fungal or parasitic infection:

  • Chlorophyll's energy to purify, renew and anti-inflammatory properties may support immune-enhancing and antiviral qualities.

  • Nucleic acids, found in RNA and DNA, is responsible for directing cellular renewal, growth, and repair. This may strengthen immunity by improving the activity of T- and B-cells, which defend against viruses and other invading microorganisms, and macrophages, which destroy cancer and cellular debris in general.

  • Phycocyanin (protein pigment in blue-green algae) may inhibit virus replication and intensify the cellular and hormonal mechanism of the immune system, reducing the presence of viral diseases. Chinese scientists documented that phycocyanin stimulates hematopoesis (creation of blood), emulating the hormone erythropoetin (EPO). EPO is produced by healthy kidneys and regulates bone marrow stem cell production of red blood cells. They claim phycocyanin regulated white blood cell production, even when bone marrow stem cells are damaged by toxic chemicals or radiation.

  • Contains many antioxidants, such as astaxanthin, beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, lutein, lycopene, xeaxanthin, quercitin, b cryptoxanthin and many other pigments that offer powerful immunity and toxin shield against continuous pollution, toxins and stress.

  • Haemattoccocus is the highest source on earth of astaxanthin, a red pigment which is clinically proven to have hundreds of times more antioxidant power than vitamin E and vitamin C, and dozen of times more than that of beta carotene as found in carrots.

  • Astaxanthin is 40 times more effective as an antioxidant than beta-carotene, 500 to 1000 times more effective in inhibiting lipid peroxidation as an antioxidant than Vitamin E, has greater anti-inflammatory capability than Vitamin E.

  • GLA (gamma-linoleic acid), also found in early mother's milk, is used as brain-building fats and to stimulate an infant's own natural immune system.

It is the combination of all the above immune-enhancing nutrients and all the other complementary vitamins, minerals, amino acids, Omega oils, enzymes, etc. that make bio-algae concentrates an ideal superfood addition for people and pets. For more nutrient details and testimonials, download the following holistic BAC (bio-algae concentrates) research papers:

  1. Viruses, Fungi, Parasites and Candida and BAC
    Includes HIV (AIDS) case study.

  2. Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) and BAC

Bio-algae concentrates simply supplied the body with nutrients of Vitamin A, B-complex, C, D, E and K, essential fatty acids of Omega 3, Omega 6, Omega 9, Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA content is similar to early mother's milk), Alpha-Linolenic Acids (ALAs), Dihomogamma-Linolenic Acid (DGLA), Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and more fatty acids, over 4,000 enzymes, 10 essential amino acids plus 10 non-essential ones, all known trace minerals and elements, antioxidants, phytonutrients, polysaccharides and thousands of other nutrients so the body could resume normal healthy immune function. Bio-algae concentrates do not treat the symptoms but "wholistically" balanced the WHOLE body. When the endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic, elimination and immune systems are holistically balanced, everything will work like it should. Bio-algae concentrates are so revolutionary they are 100 years ahead of their time. Now that’s true holistic wellness!

If you are still not convinced about the holistic potential of bio-algae concentrates, please click the button below to read our story:



Essential Oils

Another useful holistic tool in supporting the body with any type of infection is essential oils. The Thieves® Essential Oil Blend made by Young Living essential Oils is based on a formula used by thieves in the Middle Ages. These spice merchants used oils to protect themselves from the plague (Black Death) as they robbed the dead. The King caught them and gave them a choice. They could reveal their secret of why they didn’t get sick and be executed by hanging OR they could keep their secret and be burned at the stake. Young Living has updated the original thieves’ formula (Marseilles Vinegar or Four Thieves Vinegar) and made a powerful essential oil blend that is highly antiviral, antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-infectious. Studies conducted at Weber State University showed Thieves® killed airborne microorganisms. One analysis showed a 90 percent reduction in the number of gram positive Micrococcus luteus organisms after diffusing for 12 minutes. After 20 minutes of diffusing, the kill-rate jumped to 99.3 percent. Another study against the gram negative Pseudomonas aeruginosa showed a kill rate of 99.96 percent after just 12 minutes of diffusion.

Optimum Choices offers only therapeutic Grade A essential oils. For more information or to purchase these oils online, contact our essential oils expert and business partner, J.R. Roessl:

  • If you have a specific essential oil question, e-mail her at J.R. Roessl.

  • For personal essential oils questions and to order, call 917-861-5247, and tell her Optimum Choices sent you.



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