In Quantum Physics, Oteng Brown sees not just a model for deeper understanding of the universe but the art of healing.
The Director of water molecular engineering company believes that with an in-depth knowledge of the gifts of quantum physics to medicine, humans will be better equipped to prevent disease and promote optimal health for everyone in the world. He talks to Sun Health about his ideas of merging quantum physics to create solutions that address imbalances in the body, mind, and spirit, to achieve optimal health.
Everyone calls you Dr Brown, but you are not a typical medical doctor are you?
No I’m not a typical medical doctor as per the highly, controlled, monopolised health system humanity finds itself in today. It’s because those who are thought to be Doctors as per current health system are not given full information about human health, 60% of the body is water and this larger percentage that sustains the human body they do no study it. If conventional doctors could add quantum physics to their education they could be able solve most health problems because quantum physics explains how the human cell works at its basic level. And so while I’m not doctor in the conventional sense, I can bring back the body to good health condition.
Tell us a bit about yourself, your background and why your name is on so many people’s mouths?
I was born in Francistown and studied at Mater Spei College, finished 2007 and went on to enroll at National university of science and technology(NUST) Bulawayo Zimbabwe after my high school privately sponsored. In 2012 I started learning Quantum physics at Low Lantent inhibition Group (LLI)Oriental Group of Dubai where I learnt a lot on the basics of the human body ,Water and physical environment .With excitement of what I learnt I decided to come back to Africa to share my knowledge. I have worked with Canadian based Doctor Ian Tietjen and Fraiser from Vancouver university via university of Botswana ,Department of Biological Sciences. I guess my name is on peoples mouths because, once all the modern health solutions and doctors fail you, that’s when I come in and bring the solution 99.1% .I basically heal people of clinically untreatable conditions using water with the shape of life.
You studied Quantum Physics. In very simple terms, can you discuss what exactly it entails and what bearing (if any) quantum physics has on understanding illness and health.
Quantum physics is the study of nature and behaviour of matter and energy at atomic and subatomic level. In very simple terms it is concerned with how the natural world behaves. Understanding of illness and health according to quantum physics is that both illness and health has frequency (energy or vibe) just like radio stations have frequency you tune into to pick up certain radio station of your choice so we can change the frequency of the ill body to pick up healthy frequency. Quantum physics is like God’s scientific power that all mankind cannot fall sick if they are allowed to exercise it. But we live in a world of controlled and monopolised information so that some may depend on others.
What services do you provide to your clients?
I provide mankind with the shape of life found in my water then their bodies feel better after long suffering. The issue is the shape of the liquid.
Take us through what a consultative session would entail?
I need to know your lifestyle first especially your profession and check body mass.
Conventional medicine for example antibiotics, have saved so many lives over the centuries (as a result of advancements in science). Why should we go back to basics?
Basics empower mankind and reduce dependency and therefore reduce unnecessary health bills for both government and its citizens. All the money in the world allocated to health is too much when nature already has permanent solutions for our ailments, if we paid attention.
Why is it important to get to the root cause of the disease rather than just treating the symptoms?
I believe you already know the answer to that. First of all treating the root cause is a forbidden practice in today’s health care systems. It is big business to keep people ill, just managing their symptoms so companies can make money. Some of your questions are controversial, dealing with root cause puts an end to illness.
What are your thoughts on the idea of Hippocrates’ quote “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”?
Well said 100% food is our most basic need and our building blocks. Hippocrates referred to organic wholesome food .You see the body has its own health frequency, vibe or energy and it’s maintained by organic food which has similar frequency. Anything else destroys the body’s natural chemistry.
Many people rely on nutritional supplements as their first line of defense against health problems. In contrast, you emphasise water. Why is that your starting point?
I did not emphasise water but water with the shape of life. It is liquid that has the ability to affect human emotions incase you feel stressed or depressed. Yes in the absence of water with shape of life, people may drink any drinkable water since the body will shape it to have the shape of life but this is energy consuming and that energy could be used for other body functions. Concerning supplements most of them are not absorbable by the body because they are not organic their frequency or energy is not similar to the one of the body.
How do you know, this water (with the shape of life) works?
Before I could do test and work with other reputable organization , during my studies we had to study the reality of nature before any organization or individual could give us scientific support. The reality of nature is this, the shape of life exist in nature to allow life to be in the way in which mankind can replicate that shape of life and succeeds .This is not my theory it’s NATURES theory. I had to study it share it with mankind for good health just like it’s also used in other areas like auto mechanics, mining etc for example the shape of life is found in your car wheels, the bolt and nut that hold your wheel has six sides that’s the shape of life it enables your car to move but for scientific proof that water with shape of life works, I did scientific test on in vitro investigation of anti HIV with (in vitro means in test tube) with Prof Kerstin Andrae-Marobela, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Botswana.
How can people take better control of their own health?
It’s a difficult question to answer because the answer is controversial but they can first make a decision that does not negatively affect their emotions found in the soul. The positive emotions like joy, peace and happiness have the power to prevent and eliminate illness as well as to raise white blood cells. Worry is often the cause of illness.
Above all and on top of the already known ways of keeping healthy, mankind must read books. Knowledge brings a sense of peace while ignorance brings worry. Notice I did not talk about food, water or exercising because most people know and do those things but still fall sick. STRESS AND DEPRESSION of the soul, are the hidden causes of illness today.
Clinical Psychologist; on the rare skill of healing emotional pain
Sibongile Babusi, Clinical psychologist at Princess Marina Hospital discusses everything psychotherapy, from myths about therapy to roadblocks clients face; the challenges and triumphs of being a therapist to the menace that is rape in the society.
What has surprised you the most about being a therapist?
Clients expect us to never be sick, and that just because we are therapists we should understand all the time.
What is the biggest myth about therapy?
“It’s only for people who are mad”
“We read minds”
What seems to be the biggest obstacle for clients in therapy?
Age and gender difference. Men are mostly uncomfortable talking to female therapists. There is a shortage of psychologists in Botswana. Chances are a department may be filled with females. In departments where there are only female therapists the gender/age barrier will always be there. There is language barrier. Most psychological concepts are in English; on translating them to Setswana they somehow loose the meaning. If not translated we are not communicating and still when translating the meaning may be lost. We do not have enough resources to assist clients adequately. We also have shortage of personnel in the field.
What is the most challenging part about being a therapist?
We preach detachment, theoretically it is possible but practically it’s not as easy as theory suggests. We get to relate when hearing a client’s story. Some hit straight home, some aim straight for the heart and others alter your perception about some phenomenon. In that way we are directly or indirectly affected. With no debriefing we also have difficulty coping. Being a therapist is emotionally demanding. You have to listen to three clients at most in a day and in each case you are to relate and understand the case. At the end of the day it’s emotionally exhausting.
Just because we are therapists we are expected to never be offended. Some address us any how they wish and we are suppose to never pick offence because of the nature of our work. Other clients try to persuade friendship and some even try to offer gifts, which is unethical in our field, at the same time culture stipulates that it’s rude to refuse gifts.
What do you love about being a therapist?
I love helping people deal with problems. For physical pains we know the cure can be found in medication but when it comes to emotional pains there are no medication. So sitting down and listening to someone’s problems and helping them through the problem is one aspect of being a therapist that I love. Also the fact that by just talking we offer effective solutions makes me love therapy the most. It is those toothless smiles and heavy sighs of relief that make my day.
If there’s one thing you wished your clients or patients knew about treatment or mental illness, what would it be?
Psychotherapy is a process and not all problems are going to be fixed.
In psychotherapy we set long-term goals with clients, which mean we cannot expect to see results immediately after the first session. Yes, there are instances that one will feel better but there is no assurance that one will feel better immediately after the first session. Psychotherapy is a cooperative effort between therapist and client. It’s not all about the therapist telling a client what to do but the client being ready to make changes in his/her life. A therapist has a responsibility to help but a client also has the responsibility to ensure their healing.
What do you do personally to cope with stress in your life?
I have a counsellor, it is overwhelming to work in a referral hospital so at some point I need to debrief (that’s for occupational stress). When I have stress (personal) I first have to understand what is stressing me and why it is stressing me, then it becomes easy to address it. If it’s not working I pray. The assurance that God is listening and is working out something to save the day somehow helps me calm down. I guess staying calm when you have stress helps in thinking through the problem, it gives one time to breathe and look at the stress from a different angle.
Now on to a topic that has polarized public opinion in recent weeks, rape! It seems in many societies, the culture of rape is woven into the very fabric of society. Why do you think men rape? Is it an act of power and control?
In a manual about mental disorder there is a specific disorder that relates to rapists so the cause may be psychological. Others rape because of faulty beliefs. For instance: “when a girl child is wearing mini they deserve to be raped”. To some it’s an act of power and control and in some cases it’s an act of revenge.
Is sex a motivation?
No, they just want to hurt and there are instances of wanting gratification (happiness from hurting).
Discuss Rape Trauma Syndrome (RTS) and what determines how a person responds to rape?
RTS is a group of reactions reported by victims of attempted or completed rape. The reactions are categorised in three being emotional, physical, and behavioural. The clusters of reactions have two stages being an acute (mostly emotional and physical reactions), immediate phase of disruptions and disorganisation and a long-term of reorganisation (emotional and behavioural reactions). The length of each stage can vary and there is a high chance of people to move back and forth between the stages. There is no determining factor as to how a person responds to rape. Different people react differently to rape as the context; nature of assault and the gender of assailant differs in each case.
We seem to be a culture of victim blaming. What do you think is at the core of such mentality?
Transfer of responsibility. As a community we do not want to take responsibility for allowing some things to happen. As a mother, a father or a relative what role did you play in raising a rapist or in ensuring that your son/daughter can never do that? As a community what did we do to prevent this? If the community is unable to account on that, we tend to blame the victim as we cannot blame ourselves.
What are the psychological impacts of victim blaming on the victim?
Most people who have been assaulted or there was an attempt are prone to present with the following psychological symptoms; Depression
Doesn’t it boil down to respect though? How do you teach respect especially to the boy child?
It does boil down to respect. The family is a powerful teacher of character. If the boy child is taught from home to respect the girl child and understand that the boy child and the girl child are equal a lot of social ills can be reduced.
At societal level, what do you think can be done to prevent abuse and/or better support those who have been abused in their recovery?
Most people are not aware of the recent statistics of rape so the society takes the matter lightly. If there were awareness campaigns that the society can be aware that indeed rape is worrisome in Botswana then the society could have already been mobilising preventative measures.
What is the best advice you can offer to readers on leading a meaningful life?
Challenges are not meant to destroy us but to build us. Being your true self is the only way to live life to the fullest.
Where does one find a therapist?
In each and every region in the country there is a therapist and the service is offered for free in government hospitals. There are also therapists in the private sector who charge a consultation fee.
Dr. Emily Shava explains the Antibody-Mediated Prevention (AMP) study
Enrolment is ongoing in the Antibody-Mediated Prevention (AMP) study. Tell us about that. What is AMP and how exactly does it work?
AMP is a multicentre study being conducted in different countries by two global networks known as HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) and HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN). The AMP study in Sub-Saharan Africa is enrolling women and is also known as HVTN 703/HPTN081 Study. Women because in Africa they are among those at highest risk of HIV infection because of their physiology and gender based imbalances. In this study broadly neutralising antibodies (Bnabs) known as VRC 01 are being studied to see to what extent they can prevent acquisition of HIV-1(efficacy) and to what extend VRC01 can be tolerated by participants (safety).
This is a follow up of previous studies which showed that VRC01 is generally safe and well tolerated (HVTN 104).
It is a double blind randomised placebo controlled trial. This means that participants do not choose which group they are to be on. The study has 3 groups, high dose VRC01, low dose VRC01 and a placebo group. They will NOT know which group they are in and the clinicians consulting them will also not know which group the participants are in. Only the site pharmacy personnel are unblended – they know which product is which. This is important to prevent bias. BHP has engaged and continues to engage various stakeholders (including Ministry of Health and Wellness, DHMT, clinics) and communities through the BHP community advisory board since 2015 when we were selected to take part in this important study. The success we are talking about now would not have been possible had the different stakeholders and communities not been on board.
What is your role in the Study?
I am the study coordinator for the project, responsible for day to day running of the study clinic. The person with overall responsible for the study in Botswana is the site investigator, Dr Joseph Makhema.
Who are the participants in the study? How many people are required and how many have you enrolled so far?
The participants are healthy HIV negative women at risk of acquiring HIV, aged between 18 and 40 years and willing to take part in the study. They should not be pregnant or breastfeeding and should be willing to use effective contraception to prevent pregnancy since the effect of VRC01 on pregnancy is unknown. In Sub-Saharan Africa a total of 1900 participants will be enrolled from Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. 1555 participants have been enrolled as of the end of April. From Botswana a total of 150 participants will be enrolled.In Botswana the AMP study was activated in July, 2016. The first participant was enrolled on August 16, 2016. To date 236 participants have been screened/checked for eligibility to participate in the study and from these, 122 women have been enrolled and are on study as of May 4, 2018.
Willing participants provide written informed consent after discussion of all procedures, and their risks. The informed consent forms together with the protocol (document that explains how the study is conducted) and other pertinent documents for study conduct are submitted for approval by the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Institutional Review Board (IRB) known as Health Research and Development Committee (HRDC). This is the committee responsible for approval of research conducted in country.
What are the fundamental questions about HIV prevention that the AMP Study is designed to answer?
Are people able to “tolerate” the antibody without becoming too uncomfortable? Does the antibody lower people’s chances of getting infected with HIV? If the antibody does lower people’s chances of getting infected with HIV, how much of it is needed to provide protection from HIV?
When did it begin and when is it expected to end?
In Botswana the study started in July 2016.Total duration of study is 5 years. Each participant stays on study for about two years.
What HIV preventive care do volunteers receive and how are you ensuring the safety of study participants?
Participants come for study visits monthly. During these visits, we do what is called “history taking” from the participants to find out how they are feeling and have been feeling. We examine them and we conduct laboratory tests to ensure safety. To prevent HIV infection, we provide risk reduction counselling and HIV prevention package per Botswana Standard of care
What impact will this study have in the future of HIV prevention?
We generally liken HIV prevention options to a tool box. We currently have various behavioural modification options in this tool box, including abstinence, use of condoms effectively and consistently. It is therefore important to also add more biomedical interventions in this tool box. bNabs would then be an important addition if proven to be effective. This would lead to more combination prevention options. The idea of a toolbox with more tools in it is important because we know that when people have more choices, it increases the chances that an individual will find one tool that fits their needs and circumstances. Those decisions can be influenced by many factors – cost, ease of use, availability/easy access, partner agrees to use, etc. –so having more tools will mean increasing the chance of serving more people’s needs for HIV prevention.
How will the findings benefit Batswana?
I would say that it is too soon to say what direct benefit there may be to Batswana. This trial is about proving the concept that bNabs can prevent HIV. More trials will be needed to find the best antibody, or combination of antibodies, how to best administer them as a public health strategy amongst other things.
We know the strides science has made in the war against HIV/AIDS. There are very effective drugs and that is great news. But what do you say to young people that would say to you that it’s no big deal to get HIV and that there are already good drugs to control the disease as if it’s diabetes?
Prevention is ALWAYS better than cure. We are truly grateful for the strides that have been made in science to avail great treatments for HIV treatment. We do not yet have all the answers about the various great treatments available, time generally brings things to light. Additionally, prevention is more cost effective than treatment or a cure. (Note that in the question, diabetes isn’t cured – it is treated as a chronic illness.) That is important to individuals, and to countries/public health systems.
From your experience, do you believe that there will be an effective vaccine and/or cure for HIV in our lifetime? Is that an achievable objective you think?
Please note that in AMP study, the study agent VRC01 is NOT a vaccine but broadly neutralising antibodies (bNabs). This study could help us develop a safe and effective HIV vaccine more quickly. An HIV vaccine developed more quickly because of this study could essentially teach the body to make antibodies like VRC01 (without getting the VRC01-like antibody through an IV/drip). To develop a vaccine like that we need to understand more about how VRC01 may work, and how much is needed to “work” (to prevent HIV infection). This study should help us learn that. My answer on vaccine in our lifetime would be YES. The Thai Trial, RV144, showed us a vaccine regimen could reduce new infections by about 32%. That wasn’t strong enough to license, but it paved the way for a great deal of additional research. There are 2 efficacy trials currently underway in sub-Saharan Africa testing different vaccine strategies (one of which builds on the Thai results), so we have come farther than ever before.There are various international organisations with scientists whose main focus is the development of the HIV vaccine such as the HVTN, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative(IAVI) etc.
I understand that the HI virus lives not in the blood but lymph nodes and some organs. Is there any research
currently being done to try and flush out HIV from these compartments so that it can be killed by the antiretroviral drugs?
To clarify, when a person is on antiretroviral therapy, the amount of virus also known as viral load in blood will reduce. Generally, if a person is not on treatment the viral load will remain high. For people on treatment with low/undetectable viral load, scientists are looking into ways of flushing out HIV from its hiding places like the lymph nodes termed the “shock and kill” strategy.Currently I am not aware of any such study being conducted in Botswana.
HIV was around for decades before it was discovered and diagnosable and infecting humans during that period. Has anything been learnt from that to prevent a recurrence with another type of retrovirus?
This is a difficult question, yes human beings are capable of learning to better themselves in the future, to what extent, time will tell.
What good news can you give readers of this interview who are living with HIV/AIDS?
If someone knows they are living with HIV, it means they have been responsible enough to take the test and know their status. This needs to be commended. Currently we have available in this country potent antiretroviral treatment with minimal side effects, which means that people living with HIV can have improved quality of life, including sexual reproductive health and live longer.
I would also like to take the opportunity to highlight the importance of universal test and treat and for all HIV infected people to be on treatment and to take the treatment diligently. This is important because a persistently undetectable virus is not transmissible.
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