Again, when the virus stips your cells to make more of its own offspring - this is normal viral activity - it does something other viruses don't do, it also strips out selenium.
So they tried supplementing with just selenium and that helped but did not reverse the disease.
So they looked at what other essential (the body can't make them) molecules it took from the body and ignored non-essential (the body can make more of those molecules and doesn't have to ingest them) molecules the virus stripped from the host cells.
Low and behold, Tryptophan, Cysteine and Glutamine.
If you look up what has glutamine an in what amounts, nothing come close to beef and it also has a fair amount of Tryptophan.
Cysteine is in cheese, the more aged the better. Parrnasian probabky has more than more other common ones I'd guess.
Because acidic rains for millions of years leached minerals form the Amazonian clay soils those minerals all ended up someplace an that's where brazil nut trees grow. They have so much selenium, that if you eat a handful a day you'll have selenosis in a week - a, um, disruption in the alimentary canal shall we say.
From both ends. But they're utterly essential for heart, brain and immune system.
In fact if you look you'll notice Senegal, like Brazil, has natural deposits of selenium in the soil everywhere and it was this that accounted for the reduced rate of incidence of HIV in Senegal - the HIV rate there is as low as it is in the US despite the fact the Senegalese have the same sub saharan cultural practices (and by that I mean fucking a lot) as the rest of the Sub Saharan Africa that has a 5-10X higher rate of HIV infection . This stands out, as does Finland where they put a lot of selenium in the soil to try to slow down heart diseases - the aids rate is lower than normal there too.
So "eating a lot of protein" per se won't do it. You'd have to use beef, cheese and a brazil nut or two.
Note also this works on all selenoviruses - which includes all the Coxsackie viruses which includes Hep C and others.
Most commercial medical training is strictly for acute care and they're the best in the world. But for chronic conditions they're less than useless an haven't fond anything useful since penicillin.
I hate t say it but there is literally no money in finding cures, there's only money for developing pills that are patentable that come close to what some other pill does. Some do better, some do worse. But if they're patented, they're funded.
They has the same problem with vitamin C, too. Jacques Cartier got stuck in Canada in Montreal in the Winter of 1580 (and you KNOW what a bitch that can be) and when his crew was near death the were saved from scurvy with some pine bark tea. When they told the medical profession back home they's fond a cure for scurvy they were told "we have nothing to learn from savages" and took another 300 years to discover vitamin C, an essential nutrient to every living plant and animal and until then scurvy was known to be caused by Foul humors and more people died needlessly.
So here's what happens when you try to tell people you have a treatment: the guy that discovered this raises money tests this where it's most needed, Uganda, at the Mengo clinic. It goes well and the guy then goes to the next village over and talks to the clinic there and says hey we have this treatment and we can cure your patients now.
The doctor there is horrified. "We can't cure these people! We get paid by pharmaceutical companies to test antiretrovirals on AIDS patients and if they get better they can't test and the whole clinic shuts down and it's alll the village has and I'm out of a job as there's no money for a doctor here." This is what actually happened.
So whaddya do? You write a book and move on. Not the first time this happened, there's at least a half dozen similar stories suppressed medicine in the form of biochemical understanding, but without commercial backing that makes treatments actually available.
Look at Pellagra for example, it killed 20,000 Americans a year for a decade or so until an obscure 1850's German biochemistry paper was unearthed that pointed out this was simply a Niacin deficiency. White flour became "enriched white flour" and to this day still is, and people stopped sying of pellagra (they shoot each other in stead, sub-clinical pellagra is almost certainly responsible for the current killing spree*
Noam Chomsky points out there's a hundred year gap between the way business works and the way education works. There's also a seriously long biochemical lead the medical profession will take decades to catch up to. Doctors are basically surgeons who has a poor rate of reversal in chronic disease cases being able to do little more than keep them calm whole they die. Which is utterly barbaric in a world where many of these conditions now are reversible.
Molecular medicine is the future as we correct and not mark problems. But the commercial medical profession is taking to this as well as the foul humor medical establishment did when Germ Theory came along in the mid nineteenth century.