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)