Volker H. Schendel – Vitamin D Research - Freier Wissenschaftsjournalist - http://www.urlaub.astrologiedhs.de/3.html

http://www.urlaub.astrologiedhs.de/3.html


Empfohlene Literatur:                                                              

Dr. med. Reimund von Helden: Gesund in sieben Tagen  -   Erfolge mit der Vitamin-D-Therapie  –  2014                  

Uwe Gröber / Prof.Dr. med. Michael F. Holick:  Vitamin D  -  Die Heilkraft des Sonnenvitamins, Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft Stuttgart, 2012                                                                                              

Dr. Kate Rhéaume-Bleue:  Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox  -   How a Little-Known Vitamin Could Save Your Life, 2013     

Dr. Nicolai Worm : Heilkraft D - Wie das Sonnenvitamin vor Herzinfarkt, Krebs und anderen Krankheiten schützt - 2009          

Dr. Eberhard J. Wormer: Vitamin D  -  2014   

Professor Dr. Jörg Spitz, William B. Grant  Ph.D. : Vitamin D - Das Sonnenhormon -  Warum die Sonne so wichtig für uns ist - Wie Sie Ihren Vitamin-D-Vorrat auftanken  -   2014      

Josef Pies: Vitamin K2  -   Vielseitiger Schutz vor chronischen Krankheiten  –  2012

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Wissenschaftliche Vorträge zu Vitamin D3, Vitamin K2, MSM,     Vitamin C etc. http://www.urlaub.astrologiedhs.de/45.html

 

Empfehlung für Ärzte und Heilpraktiker – die Ganzimmunakademie:

http://www.ganzimmun.de/seiten/termine_start.php

Uwe Gröber / Klaus Kisters: Vitamin K – ein altes Vitamin in neuem Licht

http://www.mikronaehrstoff.de/pdf/Groe_Kis_Vitamin_K_2014.pdf?v=1

http://d.mp3vhs.de/vonabisw/k2/k40.pdf


Laborwerte bei einer Mikronährstofftherapie – Dr. med. Ulrich Strunz  -  Optimalwerte:

http://drstrunz.de/media/frohmedizin_082-091.pdf   = 
http://d.mp3vhs.de/vonabisw/CpD/CpDab19/CpD19.pdf 

(HCK)  _  Individuell zusammengestellt: Mikronährstoffe in der Löwen-Apotheke in Hannover am Kröpke

Http://www.loewen-apo-hannover.de

mit dem Hydro-Cell-Key (HCK) – Kolloid-System

http://www.hepart.ch  -  Hepart AG  -  Institut für angewandte Biochemie  -  http://www.iabc.ch

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Weston A. Price Foundation  -  Vitamin K Menachinon-7 (MK-7) -Undercarboxylated Osteocalcin

http://d.mp3vhs.de/vonabisw/Kiene/MK7.docx

http://d.mp3vhs.de/vonabisw/Osteocalcin/O1.pdf - http://d.mp3vhs.de/vonabisw/Osteocalcin/O3.pdf - http://d.mp3vhs.de/vonabisw/Osteocalcin/O2.docx - http://d.mp3vhs.de/vonabisw/Osteocalcin/O4.docx - http://d.mp3vhs.de/vonabisw/Osteocalcin/O5.docx - http://d.mp3vhs.de/vonabisw/Osteocalcin/O6.docx -      -----         http://d.mp3vhs.de/vonabisw/Osteocalcin/O7.docx

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Social media spreads the word of the benefits of Vitamin D3 (and Vitamin K2)  -  Large doses: 20,000 to 150,000 IU/d
The dose sizes are far larger than what what others are using to prevent MS, but this size is being used to TREAT MS.   -  Interview:Vitamina D - Sem Censura - Dr. Cicero Galli Coimbra e Daniel Cunha   -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIwIWim4hNM  - 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erAgu1XcY-U  - 

http://www.vitamindwiki.com/Autoimmune+disorder+patients+in+Brazil+helped+by+vitamin+D+%E2%80%93+video+and+Facebook+%E2%80%93+Nov+2012  - 

Curriculum Vita Dr. Cicero Galli Coimbra:  -  http://d.mp3vhs.de/vonabisw/Kiene/K12.doc

http://biodireitomedicina.wordpress.com/  -  http://guineveremedicina.blogspot.de/2009/08/o-neurologista-cicero-galli-coimbra.html  -  http://objetodignidade.blogspot.de/2011/07/publicada-cura-do-parkinson-em-revista.html  -  http://objetodignidade.wordpress.com/category/valores-transindividuais-vida/

Efficacy of vitamin D3 as add-on therapy in patients with relapsing–remitting

multiple sclerosis receiving subcutaneous interferon beta-1a: A Phase II, multicenter,

double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial

http://d.mp3vhs.de/vonabisw/CpD/CpD5.pdf

Efficacy of vitamin D3 as add-on therapy in patients with relapsing–remitting

multiple sclerosis receiving subcutaneous interferon beta-1a: A Phase II, multicenter,

double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial.

http://d.mp3vhs.de/vonabisw/CpD/CpD5.pdf

Patients randomized to vitamin D 3 will receive 7000 IU (175 μg) daily for 4 weeks. If treatment with vitamin D is tolerated, patients will receive 14.000 IU (350 μg) daily for a further 92 weeks.

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According to this blog  -  http://mscure.aussieblogs.com.au/for-a-new-paradigm-of-medical-treatment-2/  -  and this video “Vitamina D - Por uma outra terapia (p/ a esclerose múltipla)”  -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erAgu1XcY-U  -  with English Subtitles  -  there is a very successful therapy by   Prof. Dr. Cícero Galli Coimbra  -  Internist and NeurologistAssociate Professor, Federal University of São Paulo, UNIFESPPresident, Autoimmunity Investigation and Research Institute  -   Address: Laboratory of Clinical and Experimental Pathophysiology  -   Federal University of Sao Paulo (UNIFESP)  -   Rua Pedro de Toledo 781 – 7 andar  -   04039-032    Sao Paulo    SP    Brazil  - Phone/Fax         +55 (11) 5539 3123  -         e-mail          coimbracg@gmail.com

But when a daily dose of 100.000 I.U. of Vitamin D 3 is supplemented over a period of time of more than 12 months, how much  Vitamin K Menachinon-7 (MK-7) should accompany that Vitamin D 3 amount?

MS und Vitamin D 3 - Umfrage:    http://d.mp3vhs.de/vonabisw/Kiene/MS.docx

Informationen von
Dr. Andreas Künne - c/o Projektträger
im Deutschen Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.
Gesundheitsforschung  - 

"Sehr geehrter Herr Schendel, haben Sie besten Dank für Ihre Anfrage, die auf meinem Schreibtisch gelandet ist. Wir möchten wir folgt darauf antworten:

Seit etwa Mitte der neunzehnhundertachziger Jahre wird ein Zusammenhang von Multiple Sklerose (MS) und Vitamin D diskutiert und untersucht.

Hinweis darauf war auch das häufige Zusammentreffen von MS und Knochenschwäche (Osteoporose), die häufig auf Vitamin D Mangel beruht.

Dieser Zusammenhang wurde im Jahr 2006 durch eine im Journal der American Medical Association (JAMA) veröffentlichten Arbeit bestätigt, in der sich zeigte, dass niedrige Konzentrationen von Vitamin D im Blut korrelieren mit dem Risiko, an MS zu erkranken.

2010 ergab eine kanadische Phase I/II klinische Studie, dass die Gabe von 14.000 IU Vitamin D pro Tag in der Anwendung sicher ist. Auch zeigte sich eine Besserung bei den MS Patienten, die jedoch wegen zu kleiner Patientenzahl nicht signifikant war. Die Sicherheit höherer Vitamin D Dosen ist jedoch noch nicht erprobt.

Tierversuche, die im Jahr 2013 publiziert wurden, zeigten, dass Vitamin D Gaben bedingen, dass weniger fehlprogrammierte Immunzellen die Blut-Hirn-Schranke passieren und somit MS-assoziierte Schäden im Gehirn geringer ausfallen.

Im Gleichen Jahr wurden Ergebnisse der Phase III BENEFIT Studie präsentiert (2014 im JAMA publiziert). In dieser Studie wurde MS Patienten randomisiert mit Interferon ß-1b therapiert und es ergab sich, bei Ermittlung der Vitamin D Konzentration im Blut der Patienten, dass die Erkrankung bei den Patienten mit der niedrigsten Vitamin D Konzentration am schnellsten fortschritt.

Eine Folgestudie untersucht nun die Gabe von Interferon (Standardtherapie) mit einer zusätzlichen randomisierten Vitamin D Supplementation. Danach (in 2015) sollten klarere Aussagen möglich sein. 

Prof. Coimbra arbeitet schon seit langem auf dem Gebiet neurologischer Erkrankungen, ist jedoch kein ausgewiesener Experte für MS. Auf diesem Gebiet hat er erst eine Arbeit publiziert, in der er von 25 Patienten berichtet, an denen er die Sicherheit der Gabe von 35.000 IE Vitamin D überprüft hat (2013). Von Versuchen mit bis zu 140.000 I.U. pro Tag über einen mehrmonatigen Zeitraum ist nichts dokumentiert. Allerdings wird Prof. Coimbra in einschlägigen Patientenforen intensiv diskutiert.

In dem von Ihm und Patienten 2011 gegründeten „Autoimmunity Investigation and Research Institute“, dem er auch vorsteht, wird scheinbar Vitamin D auch in höheren Dosen verabreicht und die Wirkung untersucht. In einer Werbeschrift wird dieses Vorgehen als ethisch begründbare ärztliche Pflicht definiert. Der Pharmaindustrie wird mangelndes Interesse an der Erforschung von Vitamin D vorgeworfen, um den Absatz der  eigenen teuren Medikamente nicht zu behindern. An der JAMA Publikation aus dem Jahr 2014 ist allerdings die Bayer HealthCare, Berlin, beteiligt.

Ich hoffe, Ihnen damit geholfen zu haben.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Andreas Künne

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Dr. Andreas Künne

Projektträger
im Deutschen Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.
Gesundheitsforschung

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Von: Volker H. Schendel [mailto:volker@vonabisw.de]

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Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,  sind Ihnen die Forschungsergebnisse des Ärzteteams um

Prof. Dr. Cícero Galli Coimbra  -  Internist and NeurologistAssociate Professor, Federal University of São Paulo, UNIFESPPresident, Autoimmunity Investigation and Research Institute  -  Address: Laboratory of Clinical and Experimental Pathophysiology  -   Federal University of Sao Paulo (UNIFESP)  -   Rua Pedro de Toledo 781 – 7 andar  - 04039-032    Sao Paulo    SP    Brazil  - Phone/Fax         +55 (11) 5539 3123  -        

e-mail         coimbracg@gmail.com

zur Behandlung von MS mit ungewöhnlich hohen täglichen Dosen von Vitamin D 3 (bis zu 140.000 I.U. pro Tag über einen mehrmonatigen Zeitraum) bekannt?

http://mscure.aussieblogs.com.au/for-a-new-paradigm-of-medical-treatment-2/

Mit freundlichen Grüßen  -  Volker H. Schendel  -  Ministerialrat a.D.  -  Freier Wissenschaftsjournalist  -                  Langrederhof 5  -  30455 Hannover  -  Tel.: 0511 / 215 99 44  (mit AB)-  Vitamin D - Research:

http://www.urlaub.astrologiedhs.de/3.html

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Von Lifextension:

Here is a link to the 2013 pilot study co-authored by Dr. Coimbra mentioned in your correspondence:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3897595/   =   http://d.mp3vhs.de/vonabisw/Kiene/K11.docx


To control against hypercalcemia, the study required participants to maintain a low-calcium diet. The authors used measurements of parathyroid hormone (PTH) as a marker to optimize individual therapeutic dosages of vitamin D3.

Here is an excerpt from the study regarding the interaction between vitamin D3, PTH, and the calcium-restricted diet:

“Using the PTH level as an ancillary index of therapeutic response requires a diet only partially restricted in calcium (like the one described in this study) since excessive restriction of calcium intake would maintain increased bone resorption to preserve normocalcemia, thereby limiting or preventing vitamin D3-induced PTH drop. Avoiding excessively high doses of vitamin D3 capable of suppressing PTH and periodically measuring bone density, on the other hand, may conceivably indicate that 25(OH)D3 probably have not reached circulating concentrations capable of increasing osteoclastic activity. According to this view, the PTH reductions observed with sustained normal serum and urinary calcium after 6 mo of treatment either in patients with psoriasis (from 57.8 ± 16.7 pg/mL to 28.9 ± 8.2 pg/mL) or vitiligo (from 55.3 ± 25.0 pg/mL to 25.4 ± 10.7 pg/mL) did not reach the lower limit of the reference range (8–74 pg/mL), suggesting that they could obtain additional therapeutic benefit from even higher doses of vitamin D3 than those used in the current study without compromising the safety of treatment.”

The authors conclude:

“In summary, the present study suggests that, at least for patients with autoimmune disorders like vitiligo and psoriasis, a daily dose of 35,000 IU of vitamin D is a safe and effective therapeutic approach for reducing disease activity. Dietary calcium limited by avoiding dairy products and calcium-enriched foods – like oat, rice or soya “milk” and minimum hydration (2.5 L daily) ensures safety. Further research should investigate whether the magnitude of PTH reduction may be a valuable marker for the individual setting of maximal daily doses of vitamin D in autoimmune diseases.”

Dietary calcium restriction limits the broad applicability of this approach to vitamin D3 dose-optimization in individuals with metabolic bone diseases; however, this strategy could represent a novel way to establish vitamin D3 dose optimization in some individuals.



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Cícero Galli Coimbra
Internist and Neurologist
Associate Professor, Federal University of São Paulo, UNIFESP
President, Autoimmunity Investigation and Research Institute:

http://mscure.aussieblogs.com.au/for-a-new-paradigm-of-medical-treatment-2/

For a New Paradigm of Medical Treatment

The Autoimmunity Institute was created in the first half of 2011, an initiative of Dr Cicero Galli Coimbra and ex-patients who presented auto immunity manifestations, and have benefited from the treatment with Vitamin D. Currently these people have a normal level of quality of life, and remain free of any aggression to their immune system, to the point of considering these individuals as ex-patients of the disease. These ex-patients direct the Institute of Autoimmunity, in order to offer the same benefit for other patients, specially those in need.

Spontaneous reports from benefited patients created great repercussion in the internet, and generated the demand for activities that identify and correct metabolic disorders that cause autoimmune diseases, initially with special attention to the correction of the deficiency of vitamin D.

The vitamin D is now widely recognized by several members of the international scientific community as a paramount factor in the onset and exacerbation of autoimmunity diseases and other serious diseases, such as cancer.

The “vitamin D” (or “cholecalciferol”) is currently considered a pre-hormone in scientific means (because it is processed into various cells of the human body in hormone calcitriol – hormone that is potentially capable of modifying 229 biological functions in the human body – reference 1). The oral use of cholecalciferol treatment ( realistic doses – close to those obtained through exposure to abundant sunlight) has low cost and high effectiveness. Vitamin D is capable of maintaining patients without the physical, psychological and social impairments related to auto immune diseases, besides promoting a potentially complete regression of recent relapses and bringing well-being and self-confidence back to the patient.

Additionally, even the private and public health systems can save lavish amounts of money on hospital admissions and expensive medications. Vitamin D enables a large number of patients to have a life essentially normal and productive, as well as rid from their condition as chronic patients, incapacitated to work and dependent on the pension system. It is emphasized that this is not an alternative treatment, but in fact a treatment that reconstructs the mechanism which nature itself has developed with the objective of preventing auto immune aggression against people’s own bodies.

The existing conflict of interests related to the trade of pharmaceutical products (that with impressive marketing tools obstructs the absorption by medical community of these most recent findings). The Autoimmunity Institute is already working as the driving force to inspire activities that have the fundamental commitment to spread the bases of this treatment to other medical professionals, so they can also become broadcasters of this therapy, thus contributing to the benefit of a larger number of patients.

Current scientific knowledge shows that a deficiency of vitamin D (which affects 76.5 % of residents in São Paulo city (Brazil) during winter, which drops to just 37.3 % during summer (according to surveys published by University of Sao Paulo and UNIFESP (Federal University of Sao Paulo) in 2010 – reference 2) is associated with the occurrence (susceptibility) and sustaining (severity) of all autoimmune manifestations, including multiple sclerosis, optic neuritis, Devic’s Disease, Guillain-Barre (poliradiculo-neuritis), polyneuropathy, myasthenia gravis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus (discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus), Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, primary biliary cirrhosis, hypothyroidism (Hashimoto’s thyroiditis), uveitis, episcleritis, psoriasis, vitiligo, abortions in the first trimester of pregnancy, periodontal disease, diabetes juvenile, allergies, etc. Other disorders or diseases that are not auto immune (or still not classified as auto immune by contemporary science), are also associated with the Vitamin D deficiency (facilitated, induced or favoured by it) such as cancer, hypertension, diabetes of maturity, cardiovascular, osteopenia and osteoporosis, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, infertility, birth defects, chronic pain (including fibromyalgia and migraine), neurodegenerative diseases (such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease), excessive sleepiness, etc.

Recent epidemiological evidence indicates that autism is probably caused or at least greatly facilitated by serious deficiency of vitamin D occurred during the gestation of the affected child. Currently there are several scientific sources that highlight the ethical need of not allowing anyone (patients with or without these disorders) to be kept with vitamin D deficiency (which keeps happening due to an usual supplementation of only 200 IU per day in medical practices). With these ridiculous doses, a patient with multiple sclerosis has their level of vitamin D going from the average of 14 ng/ml to only 16 ng/ml after 2 months of treatment. The reference values for vitamin D (measured as 25 (OH)D3, and never as 1,25 (OH)2D3) are 30-100 ng/ml for the vast majority of clinical laboratories. It is emphasized that a 30 ng/ml level would be even lower than the appropriate vitamin D level, according to international scientists who are serious and ethical professionals. What is proposed as the ideal levels is at least 40-50 ng/ml of 25 (OH) D3 for a normal person. The most recent research, however, has demonstrated that patients with auto immune diseases, for genetic reasons (references 3 and 4), are partially resistant to the effects of cholecalciferol, and therefore, they need even higher levels in order to be free of aggression in their own immune system. In these cases, the appropriate level can only be established through clinical and laboratory follow-up to allow adjustments of their doses according to the individual need of each patient, without the risk of serious side effects, especially on the renal function.

Individuals with greater risk of vitamin D deficiency that can suffer serious complications resulting from this metabolic change are those people:

[ 1] with advanced age (the skin of a 70 year old individual produces only one-fourth of the amount of vitamin D produced by a young man of 20 years of age); [ 2] overweight (the accumulated fat under the skin highjacks the vitamin D from blood circulation; in general the need for vitamin D in these individuals is doubled in relation to a person with normal weight with the same height); [ 3] with dark skin (the melanin reduces the absorption of morning solar radiation which produces vitamin D); [ 4] that are working or studying exclusively in confined environments, isolated from sunlight in the morning, or in the end of the afternoon; [ 5] that, poorly oriented, use sunscreen indiscriminately, at times (such as in the initial period of the morning) in which the solar exposure is absolutely necessary for the abundant production of vitamin D in the uncovered skin and for health preservation (sun protection factor 8 reduces by 90% the production of vitamin D; the use of protective factor 15 reduces by 99% this production); [ 6] who live in places far from the Equator, where solar radiation is limited by long winter, shorter days, and people who use clothes that cover a greater extension of the skin for protection from the cold weather.

However it is important to emphasize, that even in locations near the Equator, the problem has already become very similar, due to [ 1] the expansion of underground road network with covered car parks, and occasionally with direct access to the interior of commercial centers, [ 2] the construction of a growing number of shopping centers (where entire families spend several hours of their weekend, instead of going to beaches, parks, zoos and botanical gardens); [ 3] the use of protective film on the windshield and windows of cars, [ 4] the construction of underground car parks under the commercial and domestic buildings, with direct access to elevators; [ 5] the growing amount of entertainment and competitions devices found in home environments, such as electronic games, paid TV, DVDs, “Blu Rays”, and by increasing interactivity offered by global network of computers. Parents feel comfortable seeing their children entertained with these domestic activities for leisure, and at the same time remaining distant from urban violence.

Meanwhile the percentage of children with diabetes type I is growing 6% a year in Europe; all of these characteristics of modern urban life allow individuals to move and carry out practically any activity in the urban environment with virtually zero exposure to the sun. Three evident factors, acting together, contribute to a disastrous effect on the public health and contribute to public and private expenses in this sector and in the pension sector: [ 1] the large percentage of affected individuals, specially urban population; [ 2] the large number of diseases and disorders caused or facilitated by the deficiency of a hormone that potentially participates in the regulation of 229 biological functions in the human body; [ 3] the lack of information of a great part of the medical class, that through many decades remains fearful of administering (preventive or in a therapeutically way to individuals that are adults) absolute physiological doses that are taken orally, such as 10,000 IU per day, which are the same amount of units produced by clear skinned people during mere 20 minutes of sun exposure in the morning, without sunscreen. To produce the same amount of vitamin D that is offered in 20 minutes under safe sun, an individual would have to ingest 100 glasses of milk, which is also 50 times higher than the daily dose of 200 IU (the most commonly prescribed, which are mistakenly disclosed as “recommended” ).

Therefore, a paradigm shift is absolutely vital and urgent in relation to the preventive and therapeutic potential offered by doses of cholecalciferol much higher than those commonly used, specially in patients who, for their own clinical condition, have limitations to expose themselves to the sun, such as lupus patients (by the possibility of worsening skin lesions induced by UV rays), vitiligo (due to the possibility of skin damaging) and multiple sclerosis (due to heat intolerance). Deficiency of vitamin d is aggravated in these patients, who are advised to avoid sun exposure, and as a result, have their auto immune diseases worsened.

It is deeply regrettable that thousands of young people, all over Brazil, suffering from multiple sclerosis, are becoming blind and paraplegic individuals, simply caused by the lack of a substance that could be administered in the form of drops, in a single daily dose, which gives them the right perspective of a normal life. There is no justification for not correcting any alteration or metabolic deficiency that can be corrected, even in the absence of clinical signs of possible harmful consequences to health. To do so is an obligation! And not doing anything can be seen as negligence or a result of misinformation. A doctor cannot leave their patient’s health under risk. Prevention is and will always be the best approach, be it in an individual way or as a government policy of public health.

What to say about a patient that is already suffering from an auto immune disease, such as multiple sclerosis, whose high frequency of outbreaks and high severity of neurological sequelae (paraplegia, blindness) correlates with the circulating levels of vitamin D (reference 5)? How to justify the habit of not even requesting a test to check the patient’s concentration levels of 25 (OH) D3, and of not even administering doses which are realistically able to correct a deficiency that, according to the specialized literature, is practically right? How to accept any passivity in face of a metabolic disorder of easy fix in relation to administering much higher doses (than those insignificantly called “recommended”) that reduce active lesions (reference 6) and were demonstrated to be perfectly safe (references 6 and 7)? How to accept such passivity, knowing that already in 1986 (26 years ago) it was shown that more modest doses (8 times lower than those shown as safe, but still 25 times higher than the “recommended” behaviour by conventional therapeutic) were shown to be able to reduce more than 50% the frequency of relapses in patients with MS (reference 8) ? Which is the justification for any physician, even in the face of such data, simply turn their back to this issue and let the patient (whose health is under their professional liability) with a metabolic disability whose correction is, per se (regardless of the presence of any disease), ethical and technically mandatory, and that could save your patient with multiple sclerosis from intense and permanent suffering caused by severe and irreversible sequelae, such as blindness and paraplegia?

How to propose “controlled” studies for the correction of any hypovitaminosis (not only the hypovitaminosis D), when such studies are ethically unviable, in the same way as you cannot administer placebos for diabetic children (deficient in insulin) to “ensure” that the efficiency of the administration of insulin is “scientifically” proven? The same occurs with the deficiency of vitamins such as folic acid in pregnant women. Would it be ethical to check in a “controlled way” that a larger number of children born with anencephaly or other congenital malformations in “placebo group”? Such studies were never and will never be made. So would it be correct, to not administer the folic acid for pregnant women with low levels of this nutrient, under the background of  “there are no controlled studies”? Evidently, unlike the study of the effectiveness of allopathic drugs, evaluation of the efficiency of the correction of any metabolic disorder may not be “controlled” using placebo. The absence of such studies may not justify not correcting any metabolic change, because it is a fallacious argument identified in studies of logic and statistics (reference 9).

All members of the executive board of the Autoimmunity Institute share the thought that feelings and perceptions that must guide the treatment of patients affected by these and other diseases are the common humanitarian sense, empathy capacity and genuine desire to help, serve, alleviate suffering and restore health. In this sense, it is imposed a radical change in the paradigm of research and treatment, which abandones the focus on the exclusive chronic use of drugs which, by its side effects, are deteriorating the quality of life of the patient, in addition to placing at risk their physical integrity and their life, without the prospect of a solution in any term. As a new paradigm to be sought, any pattern of behaviour, amendment or metabolic disorder that potentially contribute to the triggering, sustaining and/or worsening of the disease must be identified and corrected, whenever this correction is possible, with the aim of reaching symptoms disappearance, the solution to the problem and the release from the chronic use of medications.

Cícero Galli Coimbra
Internist and Neurologist
Associate Professor, Federal University of São Paulo, UNIFESP
President, Autoimmunity Investigation and Research Institute

REFERÊNCES:

1 – Ramagopalan, S.V., Heger, A., Berlanga, A.J., Maugeri, N.J.,Lincoln, M.R., Burrell, A., Handunnetthi, L., Handel, A.E., Disanto,G., Orton, S.M., Watson, C.T., Morahan, J.M., Giovannoni, G., Ponting,C.P., Ebers, G.C., Knight, J.C. A ChIP-seq defined genome-wide map of vitamin D receptor binding: associations with disease and evolution. Genome research 2010; 20:1352-1360. – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2945184/

2 – Unger, M.D., Cuppari, L., Titan, S.M., Magalhaes, M.C., Sassaki,A.L., dos Reis, L.M., Jorgetti, V., Moyses, R.M. Vitamin D status in a sunny country: where has the sun gone? Clinical nutrition 2010; 29,784-788 – http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0261561410001111

3 – Pani, M.A., Regulla, K., Segni, M., Krause, M., Hofmann, S.,Hufner, M., Herwig, J., Pasquino, A.M., Usadel, K.H., Badenhoop, K.Vitamin D 1alpha-hydroxylase (CYP1alpha) polymorphism in Graves’disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and type 1 diabetes mellitus.European Journal of Endocrinology 2002; 146:777-781.

http://eje-online.org/content/146/6/777.long

4 – Sundqvist, E., Baarnhielm, M., Alfredsson, L., Hillert, J., Olsson,T., Kockum, I. Confirmation of association between multiple sclerosis and CYP27B1. European journal of human genetics : European Journal of Human Genetics 2010; 18:1349-1352. – http://www.nature.com/ejhg/journal/v18/n12/full/ejhg2010113a.html

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6 – Kimball, S.M., Ursell, M.R., O’Connor, P., Vieth, R. Safety of vitamin D3 in adults with multiple sclerosis. American Journal ofClinical Nutrition 2007; 86:645-651. – http://www.ajcn.org/content/86/3/645.long

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8 – Goldberg, P., Fleming, M.C., Picard, E.H. Multiple sclerosis: decreased relapse rate through dietary supplementation with calcium, magnesium and vitamin D. Medical hypotheses 1986; 21: 193-200. – http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0306987786900101

9 – Altman, D.G., Bland, J.M.. Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. British Medical Journal 1995; 311:485. – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2550545/

Here is an article explaining why pharmaceutical companies are not much interested in promoting Vitamin D (unless they can turn it into a medicine that brings them higher margins)

http://www.naturalnews.com/032202_vitamin_D_deficiency_disease.html


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Ein Heilungsbericht:

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The Blogger’s Treatment


Hi  I live in Australia. I was diagnosed with MS in 2012.

Although the diagnosis happened only in 2012, I found out that I have this condition since 2000 and I do remember losing the sense of temperature on my toes and some tingling under toes at that time. Nothing was detected and we all said it was due to a high level of stress at work and everything went normal afterwards.

My second relapse happened ten years later, in 2010 when my leg went weak and I had a foot drop. Again, this was associated to a pinch on the nerve but after 2 years of physiotherapy with the leg not only still weak but jumping involuntarily. It was then time to see a neurologist here in Australia, where I live.

After the sad diagnosis, I think all that you do after being told about it is to look immediately at the internet for a cure and in every possible language, even though the doctors say that there is no cure and advise that we are not to look at the internet.
But we all do it and we all find lots of fads with experiments that worked for one person or another. We can give it a go to see if things improve. I don’t understand why some doctors would not want us to check internet if there is anything out there at that could possibly help us.

But apart from these MS threads I really found the cure! I found a video from a Brazilian journalist that used to have MS. As his symptoms and relapses had disappeared from his body, and even some lesions had also disappeared from his next MRI after doing a one year treatment with his neurologist, he had decided to produce a video with other testimonials from successful patients in order to promote this effective treatment to a great number of patients.

Here is the link to the youtube video. To see the subtitle in English, click at CC at the bottom of the video, then activate the language.

My husband, who is a chemist, saw a bit of this video and did not believe much in the treatment, even though the treatment has been administered since 2003 by a serious neurologist, who is professor from the Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and additionally he is also an auto immune disorders researcher.

When I searched for this doctor to see his contact details at the online yellow pages his details came up with several 5 star ratings and testimonials from patients saying “thank you for giving my life back”, or “I now can walk again”, “my daughter is rid of the wheel chair, thank you”.

I was determined to see this doctor, specially because we already had plane tickets to go to Brazil to see my family that is based in the same city as this renowned professor! His appointments can go from 2 to 5 hours. My  appointment that was to start at 8pm was delayed. It started at 10 pm and ended at 1 am.
The doctor looked firstly at the MRI images and mentioned that my lesions were at least 10 years old. This matched to my first relapse, and I hadn’t even started talking about the relapses.

He explained that the Vitamin D is an actual hormone and not a vitamin, with ability to fully repair our neurological systems and that people with any auto immune disorders do not retain much of this important hormone in their bodies. We are all Vitamin D deficient. We can expose ourselves to daily sun to for 10 minutes to produce 10,000 IU of vitamin d, but for patients like us, we need much higher doses as most of it will go down the drain and we need to retain a good amount of it to reconstruct our neurological system.

The professor explained how the vitamin D works in our bodies and even showed us all the existing evidences from SCIRUS scientific website that confirms the strength and efficacy of the treatment.
I wanted to cry when he said that my situation could be easily fixed and he did the whole assessment explaining also how I could do the treatment from overseas. From overseas, you do need a General Practioner or another specialist on your side for frequent monitoring of vitamin D levels as well as Calcium levels (at 2 months of treatment, 4 months, 6 months and 12 months). We are going to able to send our tests results via email to this Brazilian neurologist for his final analysis and adjustments on the treatment.

I am to return to Brazil in a year’s time to see this doctor and I was told by him that it is expected that my new MRI shows less lesions than my previous MRI. He said that given the number of lesions that I carry plus their age, it will take me around 5 years to clear my body completely from all lesions and to erase permanently any history of auto immune disorders in my body.

This professor had also shown us MRI images from his previous patients and we could see that some lesions did disappear within a year. My husband and I had no doubts that the treatment with higher doses of vitamin D3 really works.

Apart from the higher dose of vitamin D, there are other vitamins to be taken in conjunction to boost the results. Also is recommended sun exposure of arms and legs during the “safe sun” anytime before 10am. In my case, I was recommended to take Omega 3 (high doses) and B2 Riboflavin (high doses).

Sun exposure is enough for normal individuals only but for people with auto immune disorders it is good but not enough as it will produce only maximum of 10,000 IU which is not enough for patientes like us that do not retain much in our body and for this reason we need heaps more.

When the appointment finished, my husband was convinced about the treatment effectiveness, he understood that the Vitamin D is an actual hormone and not a vitamin, with a powerful capacity of recovering the neurological system. He even wanted to cancel our health insurance with hospital cover, which I asked him not to do just yet.

As vitamin D absorbs 100% of the Calcium intake, those who take very high doses of vitamin D like me are to refrain from ingesting any dairy product (sad part) as Calcium retained in excess can cause irreversible kidney problems. So in other words, if you do not follow the indicated diet you can expect to do hemodialisis.

2 Months On (end of October 2012)

In this space I want to give you an update of my progress with higher doses of Vitamin D3 to treat MS.
In Australia I have a great GP monitoring my Calcium levels every 2 months.The results were all normal (phew!). I sent an email to Dr Cicero and he instructed me to continue with the high dose of vitamin D as well as the supporting vitamins that need to be taken in conjunction to boost the effects. Basically my levels of Vitamin D3 went from 85 nmol/L to 420nmol/L (or from 34ng/mL to 168 ng/mL). Please note that the optimum level is 150ng/mL which is 375nmol/L. So it seems I reached the ceiling but knowing that if I stop taking the doses my level will go down very quickly, I am keeping it up.

Important: Do never start taking higher doses of Vitamin D on your own. You need a physician, general practioner to monitor your calcium levels every 2 months. If not taken with due precautions and a restric dairy diet, doses higher than 10,000 units (IU) may cause irreversible damage to kidneys, among other complications.

My amount of Vitamin D was determined by this Brazilian neurologist who calculated the number of thousands of units that I was to take. He firmly declared that if I was to follow this treatment, I would have to stop immediately having any sort of dairy intake. No soy or rice milk enriched with Calcium either. It sounded like a terrible thing, but I prefer this diet rather than any aggressive treatment that is currently available which does not even cure anyone. I am to drink at least 2.5 L of water or any healthy drinks.

And I found that Oat Milk as well as Almond Milk are good milk substitutes that allow me to have some muesli in the morning and to bake cakes. I replaced butter with shortening for preparation of icing mixtures. And vegetable margarines are ok to take, although I don’t. Cakes containing mik are not fully prohibited, but as I am very diligent I prefer not to eat them.
It is really not too bad.

How do I feel?

I have a lot of energy now. Before starting the treatment I would be really exhausted after an hour walking in the shopping or in the end of the day. Right now I keep going and I am loving this sudden energy gain. And I used to have a lot of pain in the calf when stretching my legs at bed time. The calf aches are history, no more painful legs!

I still have a light tingling sensation under my right foot and right leg. The right leg is still weaker with the foot drop that eventually shows up after half an hour of walking. It is a bit early for big transformations but I am looking forward to letting you know what will happen in 4 months.

I hope other doctors around the world start following this treatment. They can contact this doctor as he already has other followers in Brazil and Portugal. It is cheap, effective and it cures, giving our lives back. This Brazilian doctor is keen to pass any necessary information to other physicians around the world. He is a speaker in many international conferences and I want to thank him so much for his great sense of altruism and for working tirelessly just to give back our lives. This website is not to promote his medical services, but to promote awareness that there is cure for MS and other auto immune disorders. This particular neurologist is booked out until August 2013 anyway.

I feel sorry that there is not a big player in the pharmaceutical market that produces vitamin D3 and has the power to sponsor expensive key speakers to be talking in international conferences around the world, just like the manufacturers of aggressive treatments for MS do. For instance in Brazil, where the whole concept is taken seriously, vitamin D3 is produced only by compound chemists. There is not a single manufacturer in Brazil.  In other countries like Australia and US, they are manufactured by local companies. Unfortunately traditional neurologists only follow articles written by paid doctors who organise research and articles around the products that they are paid to write or to speak about. Of course these aggressive treatments do have their role which is minimizing the occurrence of new lesions and of course these paid doctors who are also serious professionals concluded that the studied treatments meet their promise of reducing the probability of new lesions. They don’t cure though. And they are extremely agressive which is not good for patients. If only our neurologists visited scientific websites to verify that there are a lot more of evidences and researches around the world about vitamin D and its efficacy.

You can also check all real evidences at scirus.com , and do your own search for evidence on vitamin D and reduction of existing lesions in MS and other auto immune diseases.

This mafia of paying high amounts of money to key speakers in conferences that our neurologists usually attend can only be done by multi billion dollar manufacturers (you know who) that are in the MS and auto immunity market. It is very sad that money comes first and the companies are interested in treating but not curing.

I also want to post in this blog some translated testimonials of ex patients that have treated with vitamin D and hopefully we can get more doctors around the world to join this cheap and simple solution that effectively solves all auto immune disorders.

I am glad that in Australia the MS Research will be organising a serious trial with 28,000 units of vitamin D with some patients to confirm its effectiveness. And they will confirm how great this hormone is to us patients.

I will post my next update in 2 months time (or earlier if anything radically changes). I am hopefull that after 6 months of treatment it is possible to detect considerable improvements and that the neurologists of the Australian public hospital start believing in the treatment (they want me back for a MRI at 6 months in order to get me started with Tysabri, fingers crossed that it shows them the opposite…).

 

4 Months On (end of December 2012)

Happy New Year!  I am so happy to be back with news!

It has been a nice period of 2 months where I could virtually meet other patients from Yahoo groups, Facebook that have considerably improved their lives with Vitamin D3. Some stories of tetraplegic people now moving arms and hands again, in comparison to their “head-only movements” were pretty emotional.

I have done my usual tests and everything was normal, the level of Vitamin D3 is now at 410 nmol/L which corresponds to 164 ng/mL. A bit lower than 2 months ago, but certainly keeping the desired high rate. Calcium level at urine also normal, I am doing my part with the right diet. I should mention that we are not to take any nephrotoxic medication during the treatment. Anti inflammatories like Voltaren and Ibuprofen are one of them. Also that bananas should be avoided at all costs. That was sad because I really love bananas. When hungry, they are the best option but they are out of my diet as they can work in the absorption of Calcium which is not something that I want.

How do I feel?

My recovered energy from 2 months ago is still with me and the leg pain from the past is really gone.

And right now at 4 months I have more balance! I can even do some dance steps that I couldn’t do before – specially samba. On the continence department, I was frequently going to toilet every 30 minutes, right now, I can wait for one hour or longer. No more toilet urgency!

In 2012 I started having those buzz sensations under the skin. It is like a vibration and it feels like a creature is moving inside different areas of the body. They say it is due to wrong signals that the brain sends to other parts of the body. This sensation is fading away! It no longer occurs every day, but every 2-3days, don’t know, I am not paying much attention to it. But they used to be stronger and right now they are really weak. I am really happy about this change.

I was buying D3 Drops from the chemist but given its cost, my GP prescribed manipulation at the compound chemist. I now take one single daily capsule with all the thousand units that I need. The chemist called me on the phone to check if I was ok, as everyone fears that higher levels of vit D3 doses may cause toxic problems. But I relieved the chemist informing her that I am doing pretty well.

I am surrounded by special people with their special stories at the moment. One girl is now swimming again, another one uses high heels (I am looking forward to this one). A pharmacist in a wheel chair that can now move his arms and was told by his doctor that he should expect to get rid of the wheel chair in the near future.

There was the story of a lady who did the treatment with vitamin D3 and combined it with traditional treatment offered by a public hospital. The neurologists analyzed her MRI scan and 20 lesions had disappeared in comparison to her previous images! They preferred to say it was a miracle rather than giving the credit to science, rather than doing their home work to see what scientific evidences are saying and rather than confirming that Vitamin D is the latest solution for auto immune disorders. Miracles? Really? We laughed out loud.

There is an initiative from patients taking very high doses of vitamin D3 and the initiative which consists on sending a letter to research institutes with a list of patients and their daily intake of vitamin D. That is because international research institutes are only doing research on vitamin D tolerance and toxicity and this is really old news. It is not toxic, but a serious diet is necessary to achieve its great results. It is a waste of research money, they should be researching the effectiveness of the treatment, but their research does not use very high doses, it is limited to 20 000 to 28 000 units (not even sure if it is per day or per week…).. Anyhow, some improvements are expected with this doses. It won’t do any bad anyway, just hope involved patients are on some sort of diet.

Well, I should be back in 2 months time, see you in the end of February 2013! Enjoy the start of the year!

7 Months On (April 2013)

I cannot believe it’s been such a long time, I have waited to get back with news after doing a new MRI and talking to the neurologist from the public hospital. The MRI happened in March and the appointment was only in April, hence my delay here with an update.

I have great news! 7 months on the Vitamin D treatment, 40,000 units per day (I follow a strict dairy diet with 2,5 liters of water to eliminate all Calcium from the body) and the MRI comparison (that was made with my first MRI from diagnosis) showed that no new lesions appeared in 7 months. My neurologist was happy with the outcome and did not emphasize any need to take an aggressive medication to stop new lesions, since the vitamin D seemed to be working.

She was satisfied to see that my balance and coordination have dramatically improved! She compared tests with those done on balance and coordination 7 months ago and she said I was doing pretty well.

The MS Foundation has a physio team and they also saw improvements, to the point that they invited me to be part of a running group. I am amazed!

How do I feel?

I can now do awkward standing positions with my eyes closed, I can dance samba (not an easy thing) and do steps at zumba that I was not able to do before.

The buzz sensation now comes once a month, almost completely gone. This buzz is a feeling that something moves inside of us, which is actually a wrong signal sent by the body.

Let me tell you about continence. I used to tolerate only for 30 minutes, after 4 months it went to one hour and a half, and this Easter (March/April) I could travel comfortably in a train for 3 hours and only went to toilet after that! I now can hold as long as necessary, just like a normal person!

I have just heard a testimonial that a girl left her appointment with Dr Cicero in Brazil and it was the best appointment of her life, simply because she has not any lesions left in the MRI. All gone. I am going to translate that when I have sometime, I am flat out with work, but so happy that I am definitely on the right path. And in one year’s time, another MRI will be done and we will see what happens.

I still have that weak right leg with a foot drop, but I am full of hope and just hope that the doctors in Australia see my case and trust that this is going to improve their patient’s conditions.

Do never forget that this kind of thing comes with a diet that is a sacrifice. No Dairy, no vegetable milk with added Calcium. No milk additives, no bananas (they help absorbing Calcium). Just as much as fruit and veggie as possible, and 2.5 liters of water at least. It is possible to moderately ingest cake that contains milk. And bread. And we should never forget to get our physician to check our Calcium levels at the urine and body.

Hope to be back soon with more news in 1 or 2 month’s time!

12 Months On (September 2013) – Time to celebrate!

Good news everyone!

In August I went back to the public hospital in Australia to do a MRI and talked to the neurologist, who was happy to announce that in 12 months I had 0% of new lesions! They compared the images to the MRI from 7 months and said that my current treatment does what the traditional Tysabri treatment does, which is to avoid new lesions. But what she did not say was that Tysabri does not reduce symptoms or that it gives your life back like the Vitamin D is doing to me!

Here is what happened: the neurologist assessed my movements, strength, balance, coordination and guess what, I have got great improvements in comparison to 12 months ago!

I still have some weakness on the right leg, but let’s see what happens in few years’time. I am very positive about the results of my non-aggressive vitamin treatment. My continence is 100% normal, balance, coordination have impressively improved, and Tysabri does not do this kind of thing, apart from stopping new lesions. Anyway, it has been a great journey so far, using 100% of vitamin D3 treatment (plus B12, B2, Omega DHA).

Then in September I went back to Brazil, on holidays and today, 23rd September, I have seen Dr Cicero, now recognized as the best neurologist in Brazil. A week ago, here in Brazil, another huge TV documentary was aired (showed at Globo Reporter News), which was showing his treatment and among others, there was one of the patients that started walking again, after a month confined on a wheel chair. His clinic got busier, as if it was not busy enough before. It was impossible to call the clinic before, I don’t even want to try to call them again, I have already booked personally my next appointment in 2014 while I was there. He is really keen to provide training to new doctors for free, it is a matter of spending 3 days with him, he speaks English too, and has been training doctors from Brazil and Latin America so far.

It would be great if we could have some doctors from Australia, Europe, America, Africa and Asia also reaching for his help which is in my opinion, a real charity thing that he does. He is not interested in being the only doctor to solve the patient’s problem, he wants to spread his knowledge and help combating MS. That is his goal.

Any doctor out there interested in learning more about this great treatment for free?

Anyway, back to my appointment,  the conclusion was that most of my symptoms improved around 90%, such as tiredness and other sensations that nearly disappeared (that buzzing one that had me thinking I had something moving under my skin, is rare now!), continence and balance doing great, no more tired. It is great to compare and look back to what was happening back then.

He even took the time to compare the latest MRI images to the previous one that was done 12 months ago, and we did see that one small lesion at the cervical region disappeared! This detail was not detected by the public hospital in Australia. There are some more tiny lesions that are likely to disappear with time. Fingers crossed!

Unfortunately, as my condition is really from a long time ago, perhaps 15 years or longer, not all lesions will disappear. I had believed 100% of lesions would be erased from my body, but this is only true to recent lesions, in my case, the ones at the cervical area, that caused my leg weakness 3 years ago, are the most recent ones and could still disappear (as one of them already did) and hopefully, hopefully, the weakness of my leg disappears one day! But the ones in my head, which are really old, are perhaps going to stay until another kind of cure is found.

The blog will keep going so we can see what happens in the next year, of course. A new MRI will be done only in August 2014, but I want to see what other improvements could happen throughout the next few months. I am celebrating the disappearance of one tiny lesion, and I am very positive about the ones that could possibly go away.

If people in wheel chair could walk again, I do hope my leg situation can be improved as other symptoms have already improved.

Until next year and the years to come, I will have to keep my Calcium-free diet and the same amount of Vitamin D3, which is 40 thousand units per day. I am healthy and I am happy with these improvements.

I plan to send information to the research institutes in Australia, hope I have time to produce a good piece of information to the researchers and that they travel to Brazil to get some training with this Dr that charges nothing but their time to learn all about this effective treatment.

I am really glad that more and more Brazilian doctors are joining him and getting trained. I heard that in August he organized a Workshop with the authority in Vit D, the American Dr. Michael Holick. This means more patients are going to be covered in this vast country as new doctors are spreading the knowledge.

Now that I saw Dr Cicero, it is time to pack the luggage and return to Australia. It is the end of my stay here, it was great to see my family and friends and the cherry on top of the ice cream was definitely my 3 hours appointment with Dr Cicero, and the news he gave me. Next year I will be back, he now informed that the next appointment in 2014 will be my third and last appointment, but that I would need to return in 2 years time, in 2016, to confirm that my condition has kept improving more and more.

Dr Cicero is not taking new patients in 2013, but he has hired 4 other doctors in his clinic, one of them, Dr Sergio, speaks English, in case you feel like going to Brazil to get treated asap (see page with doctors that administer Vit D3).

Hope you come back to read about my feedback on this ongoing treatment, I will be back in December, hopefully with more news!

14 Months on – December 2013 

I am finishing the year with high hopes that everyone reading this blog is already feeling better with at least 10,000 IU of Vitamin D or if you have the opportunity to be under the safe sun (early mornings or end of the day) with legs and arms exposed, you will be surely getting these 10,000 IU the same way and improving a lot your life and health.

I am happy to have heard from a few patients interested in the treatment. They firstly started with 10,000 IU and after feeling better, they asked me for more details on my treatment. They found a local doctor (who can be a General Practitioner), in order to monitor their tests results every 2 months and to be on the safe side. After finding their doctors I explained the details on the treatment including diet to be followed as well as tests and requirements. They are all doing well, in fact, doing much better. One of them, told me he was preparing his paperwork to leave everything ready for his family, planning his own death. This is not going to happen, he is really well and he will be with us during all his life. He is not leaving any earlier. I promised him and he knows it is true.

When I was diagnosed I heard reassuring words from other online patients, and this kept me going and now after this year’s treatment I am really fortunate to say that it really works and I am here to reassure you that you will be fine! Some local neurologists made me feel nervous and doubt about this treatment. They only just knew the aggressive stuff that works in terms of stopping the appearance of new lesions. But after 7 months with Vit D and then after 12 months with this wonderful and non-aggressive treatment, I am comfortable to say that it not only stopped new lesions from happening but also erased one of them. It is a blessing and I want to keep sharing this with you. I have many more lesions to fight against.

I am glad that in 2013 I could help people from Philippines, Canada, USA, Norway, Portugal, Australia. Many patients chose to fly to Brazil, some others went to Portugal to follow this treatment. And many others found their local doctor and did it from where they are.

Give it a try with 10,000 units, be it via capsules or just under the sun. Remember that 10,000 units do not require any diet or restriction, this is the amount produced by the sun.

I think my next step now, during holidays will be to communicate my improvements to Australian researchers, hopefully it makes sense to them as they are already looking at the vitamin D as an option. It is a matter of finding time to gather all information but I think it is worthy to help and inform as many people as possible.

Let’s see what happens in 2014, hope you have a great Christmas and a wonderful 2014. Never stop believing!

January 2014 

Happy New Year!

Hope this is a year that brings great news on MS cure and that your health improves dramatically!

Children from Patients with MS

I would like to start talking about children – sons and daughters of patients with MS.

I have read it is possible for children to have MS, which is a big concern. So here we are, sun proofing our kids, with hats and sunscreen right at the time they are about to leave to school and to play outside. Let’s think for a moment, with all these precautions, are we contributing to a MS condition in our own kids?

It is true the sun has horrible effects, at the wrong time of the day, like between 10am and 4pm. But before 10am and after 4pm, it is all good, that’s the sun we want our kids to be exposed to.

We don’t use sunscreen on our walk to school.  With the Sun Smart program in Australia, the kids leave a sunscreen product at school, to use it at the break, which is a smart thing to do, as the sun in Australia is impossible after 10am (I’d say even after 9am). But we walk to school before 9am to make sure we are getting enough sun in the morning.

On the way back home, at 3pm, we use sunscreen to walk back.

Some friends like to organize play dates at 2pm when it is not too hot (what?) Sure I support sun exposure, but I don’t think really 2pm is an adequate time for sun exposure. Specially in Australia, one of the worst countries for sun exposure. Not sure from where these 2 colleagues of mine are getting the information about safe sun but I make sure my kid is well protected if we have to attend.

When I went to Brazil for my second appointment I made sure to take my daughter with me. Dr Cicero said the following.  It is good preventing your children if you have MS.

For children Dr Cicero recommends 1,000 IU for every 5kG. My daughter now takes 3,000IU daily (no need of diet).

I thought this was a good thing to share with you guys, you may be parents and this is an important precaution to take.

Even my husband was told to take 10,000 IU daily with no diet and he follows the recommendation with no hesitation.

Soon I will be back with more news!

March 2014

Helllo guys, just a quick update on what has been happening. I remember talking to another patient who said that had a relapse during the treatment with vitamin D (I did not think this would be possible). This patient was taking 50,000 units of vit D daily and as soon as this relapse happened, Dr Cicero told her to do change to 100,00 units for 5 days, which would work as a Pulse corticosteroid therapy (normally is what patients do when having a relapse, they rush to hospital to have this pulsetheraphy).

So she took 100,000 for 5 days and got better. She is now on 70,000 units daily. It was good to know this, because for some reason I started to feel weaker and with more tinglings than normal. The day I woke up feeling weak and funny, I immediately remember this episode and took 100,000, but I did for only 3 days, as on the third day, I was feeling pretty normal again.

As my MRI will only be in August, it will be a mystery for all of us, whether I had a new lesion or further lesions disappeared. I am anxious to find out.

Some positive notes, I helped booking an appointment for a person from Romenia, who is this week in Brazi lto see Dr Cicero. I had to help, because in the end of the day, it is a Brazilian clinic with Brazilian people who do not speak English (Dr Ciceros does), so at least booking the appointment and giving information on hotels and what to do while there is the least I could do to make sure everything runs smoothly in a non-English speaking country.

I  have just updated the list of doctors that are now working with high doses of Vit D and you will see 2 doctors from America! These are really great news! Last year I helped some families from USA and Canada to book their appointments in Brazil, this is going to be easier now for those living in North America. So we slowly we are getting there!

FOR THOSE WHO DECIDED TO TAKE THE SAFE DAILY DOSE OF 10,000 IU PER DAY WITH NO DIET REQUIRED, NO DOCTOR REQUIRED, HERE ARE THE TIPS:

*It is better to take them in the morning, if they are drops, all drops in a spoon, not mixed to water.

*I import my capsules from:  iherb.com because they sell capsules with 10,000 IU each. The brand of this vit D I take is Healthy Origins. My husband takes only one with 10,000 so he is covered (his family has cancer history)

* If it is warm where you live, try to walk outside with skirt/shorts/and expose your arms, as it is a good way to get the 10,000 units directly from the safe sun in the morning or end of the day.

DID YOU KNOW?

I am not sure if it is because I am a mother and now I notice all the kids around, but there seems to be a huge amount of kids with autism.

I just read the research that says that this is given to pregnancy with low levels of Vitamin D. In a world where everyone is hiding from the sun to avoid skin cancer, it seems that we have overreacted and gone too far to protect from the sun.

 

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Doctors that administer Vitamin D

 

Doctors – Contact details

Here you can find some of the doctors that already carry out this treatment in Brazil. You can send us a new contact of a doctor that is not included in the list for our update.

Dr. Cícero Galli Coimbra (English Language)
Expertise: Neurology
City: São Paulo/SP – Brazil
Address: Rua Diogo de Faria, 775 conj. 94 – Phone: (+5511) 5908-5969

Dr Cicero’s Team:

Dr. Danilo Chiaradia Finamor
Expertise: Dermatology
City: São Paulo/SP – Brazil
Addresses:
- Rua Nuporanga, 77 – Phone: (11) 5082-1013
- Rua Diogo de Faria, 775 conj. 94 – Phone: (+5511) 5908-5969

Dr. Sergio Menendez Lucero (English Language)
Expertise: General Practitioner
City: São Paulo/SP – Brazil
Address: Rua Diogo de Faria, 775, conj. 94 – Phone: (+5511) 5908-5969

Dra. Haládia Simião
Expertise: Endocrinologist / General Practitioner
City: São Paulo/SP – Brazil
Address: Rua Diogo de Faria, 775, conj. 94 – Phone: (+5511) 5908-5969

Dr. Walter Feldman
Expertise: General Practitioner
City: São Paulo/SP – Brazil
Address: Rua Diogo de Faria, 775, conj. 94 – Phone: (+5511) 5908-5969

Dra. Sueli Lourenço
Expertise: General Practioner
City: São Paulo/SP
Address: Rua Diogo de Faria, 775, conj. 94 – Phone: (+5511) 5908-5969

DOCTORS OUTSIDE BRAZIL:

Dr. Eduardo Daniel Frischling (had a training program with Dr Cícero)

Expertise: General Practioner / Rheumatology

City: Buenos Aires – Argentina

Address: Azcuénaga 1077 1°A – Phone: (+5411)-4822-8883

Dr. Cristina Sales (had access to Dr Cícero’s Protocol but did not do attend a training program)
Expertise: Neurology – Portugal
Portugal - Website:
www.cristinasales.pt

Dr. John Cannell MD (founder of Vitamin D Council, has exchanged information with Dr Cícero)                                       Expertise: Psychiatry and General Practitioner                                                                                                                                                                             Address: San Luis Obispo Integrative Medicine -1411 Marsh Street, Suite 203                                                                                                                   City: San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 – USA – Phone: (+1) 805 439-2569

Dr. Robert Baker (treats with higher doses of Vitamin D and through this blog, contacted Dr Cícero to exchange information)                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Expertise: Internal Medicine                                                                                                                                                                                                                City: Cherry Hill, NJ – USA                                                                                                                                                                                                             Address: 100 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, NJ – USA – Phone: (+1) 609-352-2012

Brazilian Doctors that did an internship provided by Dr. Cícero Coimbra and are treating patients with higher doses of Vitamina D:

Dr. Wanderley Ribeiro Pires
Expertise:
General Practioner
City: Campinas/SP – Brazil
Endereço: Av. Dr. Heitor Penteado, 1532 – Taquaral – Phone: (+5519) 3254-2714

Dra. Maira Elise Jann
Expertise: General Practioner
City: Vale Real/RS – Brazil
Address: Rua Emancipacao 505 sala 101 – Phone: (+5551) 99862-4860

Dr. André Costa Lage
Expertise:
General Practioner
City: Vespasiano/MG (20 km from Belo Horizonte city) / Brazil Phone: (+5531) 3621-3110

Dr. Claudio Aquino
Expertise: Orthomolecular and Chinese Medicine
City Rio de Janeiro/RJ – Brazil
Address: Rua Rita Ludolf 33-102 – Leblon
Email: 
claudioaquino@doctor.com

Dr. Carlos Bayma
Expertise: Urology / Preventive Medicine
City: Recife/PE – Brazil
Address: Rua Francisco Alves, 326 – Ilha do Leite – Recife/PE – Phone: 
(+5581) 3221-0523 / (81) 9894-0194 (Mrs. Daniele)

Dr. Antônio Tadeu Costa Martins
City: 
Porto Alegre (RS) – Brazil
Address: Rua Dr. Florêncio Ygartva, 429 – Rio Branco – Phone: (+5551) 3333-1528
Facebook: Empresa Mesoclinica

Dra. Monica B. L. Barros

City: Rio de Janeiro/RJ – Brazil

Address: Av. das Américas, 500 – Bloco 21/sala 257 portaria B – Shopping Downtown – Barra da Tijuca – Phone: (021) 98719-8194

Dr. João Paul

City: Curitiba e Londrina (PR) – Brazil

Addresses: 

- Rua Otávio Ganz, 59 – Parque Barigui – Curitiba

Fone/Fax (41) 3339-3213 / (41) 3501-1500

- Rua Higienópolis, 210 – Cj. 1701 – Centro – Londrina  Phone/Fax: (+5543) 3326-7548

Dra. Miriam Zebian El Kadri
City: Londrina (PR)/ Brazil

Address: Avenida Bandeirantes, 402, Ipiranga – Phone: (+5543) 3326-8366


Dr. Érico Carvalho

City: Ribeira do Pombal (BA) / Brazil
Address: POLICLÍNICA E DAY HOSPITAL VIVA
Av. Hildete Lomanto, 840, Centro  - Phone: (+5575) 9878-0425 (Operadora Vivo)
Email: 
neuroimuno@yahoo.com.br

Dr. Israel Cirlinas
Expertise: Neurology
City: Mauá (SP) / Brazil
Address: Rua Princesa Isabel, 152

Phone: (+5511) 4541-4275

Dr. Jonas Moura de Araújo
Expertise:
Orthomolecular Medicine
City: 
Teresina (PI) / Brazil
Address: 
Av. Homero Castelo Branco, 1418 – Jóquei Clube – Phone: (+5586) 3233 5475 / (+5586) 9925 2253

Dra. Jacqueline Tosta Rezende
Expertise:
 Ophtalmology
City: Goiânia (GO) / Brazil
Address: Centro de Diagnóstico Clínico – Avenida D, n.º 840, salas 403 / 404 St. Oeste (próximo ao Extra) – Phone:
(+5562) 3565- 1345

Dr. Ricardo Toledo
Expertise
:General Practitioner
City: Blumenau (SC) / Brazil – Phone: (+5547) 9672-9177

Brazilian Medical Professionals that had access to Dr Dr Cícero Coimbra’s protocol but did not meet personally.

Dr. Sílvio Laganá
Expertise: Nutrition
City: São Paulo/SP – Brazil
Address: Rua Francisco Leitão, 210 Phone: (+5511) 3088-3711

Dra. Kássia Callak
Expertise
: Clínica Geral com foco em Medicina Funcional
City: Teresópolis (RJ) / Brazil
Address: Av. Lucio Meira, 100, sala 704, Várzea – Phone: (+5521) 3097-2350 / (+5521) 6929-6869

Other medical professionals that have no direct relation to Dr Cícero Coimbra’s protocol but work with vitamin D to treat auto immune diseases:

Dr. Francisco Eristow Nogueira
Expertise:
Anestesia/Acupuntura
City: Fortaleza/CE
Phone: (+5585) 3252-2348 ou (85) 9959-9783

Are there other doctors following this treatment where I live?

Unfortunately there are still very few doctors who are already performing this treatment. The medical community has some reluctance in accepting it, either by lack of information or by following persuasive marketing articles (in form of medical articles) managed by pharmaceutical industries as well as impressive promotional material created by these companies in order to sell more MS immunosuppressors which are effective in avoiding new lesions but not really erasing the lesions like the Vitamin D does.

If you live abroad, or there is no doctor in your Brazilian city, consider the possibility of travelling to have this effective treatment available. If this is not possible, you will need a little more patience until new doctors committ to implement the protocol. To perform the treatment with higher doses of vitamin D (higher than 10,000 UI) which is necessary for a more effective result, it is essential to have a follow-up by a prepared doctor.