It is a fact that many medical discoveries were first met with initial skepticism and mockery. Much of the skepticism today is a result of the barrage of ads we see daily. One need to look no further than any webpage to find advertisements touting wrinkle removers and miracle diets to confirm this fact.
Scurvy, a disease that took the lives of more sailors in the 18th century than the enemy did, was discovered to be a deficiency of vitamin C. Today, no one in the medical community would argue with this fact. A quick Google search will provide you with stories of unconventional people who left the medical community dumbfounded regarding a simple solution to what was considered a complex malady.
A topic more close to home is the discovery that vitamin D deficiency was responsible for rickets. In 2017, it is common knowledge that this is indeed the case.
I contend that in the coming years, we will find the same is true concerning autoimmune diseases. I, along with thousands of others who have had their disease suppressed, already know this. Most of us feel a deep obligation to show others what we have found. A better way. A safer way. A more effective way.
Yesterday, I learned of a man diagnosed with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy a disease with a very high mortality rate, especially in patients that carry the John Cunningham or JC Virus. Of course, my first thought was, "This is heartbreaking. If this man had found the Coimbra Protocol his story would have turned out much differently.
Much our our contemporary society has been conditioned to trust medications as the only alternative, but this is not the case at all. I will be the first to admit, that I never took a second look at any therapy that involved, herbs, supplements or the like 2 years ago, but nearly 2 years and 3 clear MRIs later, I tell people the joke was on me! Not only does this treatment work well, it rivals any of the drugs out there in terms of financial burden, safety and efficacy. There is just one caveat, vitamin D toxicity.
If you tell most physicians that you're interested in trying a new therapy that involves taking mega doses of vitamin D, your comment will almost certainly be met with strong objection and most likely a refusal to help...but why? Many will say, money talks, and in many cases, sadly that is the case, but I would like to believe--and it has been my experience--that most physicians are good people and it is more a case of lack of information. This notion of mega doses of vitamin D terrifies them, especially in our litigious society.
It has been in medical textbooks for years that high doses of vitamin D results in vitamin D toxicity, but regardless of what the medical establishment has said, they cannot explain why thousands of us are alive and well today with no sign of hypercalcemia or subsequent cardiac, arterial or kidney damage when we follow the protocol correctly.
The truth is vitamin D toxicity is a real problem. It is serious and we should never take it lightly. However, the protocol mitigates this issue 2 major ways:
1. Limitation of products that contain excess calcium with nuts and dairy products at the top of the list.
2. Sufficient hydration. We say 2.5 liters of water per day to flush any excess calcium through the kidneys.
Your body gets calcium from 2 places, your bones and your diet. When you follow the above rules and have your calcium levels monitored during periodic visits, you can implement the protocol safely and effectively. We also supplement with sufficient quantities of magnesium to further protect us from hypercalcemia.
The next question is usually in regard to osteoporosis. If you're not supplementing with enough calcium in your diet, then doesn't your body deplete your calcium stores resulting in osteoporosis?
We restrict excessive-dairy foods. We do not completely omit all dairy as that would be unsafe as well, and this helps to maintain the balance as well as weight bearing exercises to preserve the bone deposition and resorption process that is constantly building and strengthening our bones.
The conscientious physician should be able to look objectively at this model and see how logical and practical it is. We applaud the one's that do. They will change history.
What Dr. Coimbra says...
" We avoid complete suppression of PTH production to avoid potentially toxic doses of vitamin D. I can't suppress PTH causing it to be undetectable because if I did that the patient would be at risk of developing hypercalcaemia and consequent kidney damage. Thus, parathormone is also a safety parameter for us, a security level. If I do not suppress parathormone, I'm sure I'm not giving toxic doses of vitamin D. I can balance it to the specific biological resistance to the effects of vitamin D that the individual has for hereditary genetic reasons.
Kidney stones (for instance, composed of calcium oxalate) may still occur in a few patients (without hypercalcemia or hypercalciuria) as it may also occur in any other individual bearing a tendency for excessive oxalate production independently on vitamin D therapy. That is another reason why it is so important to maintain a minimal daily hydration of 2,5 liters. They would be toxic for people who have a normal response to vitamin D – but not in vitamin-d-resistance.
It is also important to understand that therapeutic use of Vitamin D3 is very different from preventive use. The therapeutic use of vitamin D always requires the guidance and monitoring by a physician with specific training to analyse each particular case and to determine the right dose. Otherwise there may be serious damage to health.
People following our protocol also have to eat a very low-calcium diet, with complete restriction of dairy products and drink at least 2,5 litres of water a day. Also urinary and blood calcium have to be carefully monitored. These are measures to protect the kidneys.
Apart from that, our patients have to maintain a daily aerobic exercise and obtain periodical dexa-scans to make sure their bones stay healthy."
Dr. Coimbra (2017, German interview)
Today a large swath of the the United States will witness a total solar eclipse. As, the excitement mounts and people flock to the best viewing locations to watch the sun disappear, some of us will enjoy this amazing event with a much different perspective, one of thankfulness. The same fiery ball that we've been avoiding for years, we are finding may be much more of a friend than a foe to all of us in terms of its remarkable health benefits. Many of us upon diagnosis were told to stay out of the sun. That was not a problem for many of us because the second we would step into it, we would feel weak and exhausted, compliments of MS. What many of us on the protocol are learning however, is that once our vitamin D levels are optimized we no longer have these symptoms, in fact, we feel great in the sun. We've missed the sun and we can't get enough of it!
Someone asked in the group this week, "Is it harmful to tan in the sun with MS?" Here are some of the responses:
** For most of the people the sun is no longer a problem after Some months on the Protocol! Most people can even Go to the sauna again 😉
** No. And yes I am less heat sensitive since protocol and I live in HOT Florida.
** Me, too, [name omitted] and I still can't believe it. Our heat index is running at 107 o still, we don't have your Florida humidity.
** I didn't have as much heat intolerance today as I usually have and I have only been on the protocol 30 days today we went fishing from 7:30 to nearly 12 and it was hot and usually I cannot do that I was hot but I tolerated it better and I managed to catch a large mouth bass we are in North Carolina.
** It was a huge issue before the protocol, now I can bake in the sun and even be in a sauna and it doesn't bother me.
** I used to get really weak legs in the sun, now I can be out in it with no problem. I'm still amazed.
Why Does the Heat Bother Us?
According to the MS Society, "For many years, the “hot bath” test was used to diagnose multiple sclerosis. A person suspected of having MS was immersed in a hot tub of water, and the appearance of or worsening neurologic symptoms was taken as evidence the person had MS.
Many people with MS experience a temporary worsening of their symptoms when the weather is very hot or humid, or when they run a fever. These temporary changes can result from even a slight elevation in core body temperature (one-quarter to one-half of a degree). An elevated temperature further impairs the ability of a demyelinated nerve to conduct electrical impulses.
Activities including sunbathing, exercise, and taking very hot showers or baths can have the same effect. For example, some people notice their vision becomes blurred when they get overheated — a phenomenon known as Uhthoff's sign."
Dr. Coimbra says, "intolerance to environmental heat affects around 80% of MS patients. We always record the percentage of improvement of fatigue (the feeling of lack of energy even at rest; some patients describe as sensation of fever without increased body temperature) and intolerance to heat as clinical indices of reduced disease activity (autoimmune aggression) in response to treatment. From the second visit, the percentage of recovery from fatigue is subjectively evaluated by patients from 0% to 100% where 0% is equivalent to no improvement and 100% improvement (always compared to the first appointment) is equivalent to resumption of normal state of physical and mental energy. Patients usually start noticing reduction of fatigue around
1 month of treatment. Some patients who are in the first few months or years of disease activity will only recognize they had fatigue in the second appointment."
Scientists have determined that the prevalence of Ms increases as you get further away from the equator across the board with a few explainable exceptions.
Enjoy this wonder of nature today. Get your daily dose of vitamin D and enjoy the warm sun!
If you have MS or an autoimmune disorder and would like to learn more about this amazing protocol that has brought back life to so many people, please contact us for more information. We would love to help you back to health!