Archive for September, 2011

Common reasons that your progress may delay while you are on the protocol

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When following the Klenner protocol it is vitally important to take all of the oral vitamins, injectable B1 and Liver Extract each and every day. As patients follow the protocol, the body repairs over time and symptoms disappear. Just as the body can get worse without obvious signs of a problem until an attack, the body can also repair and do a lot of good work for a while before the patient sees or feels the change. Be patient and take everything in the protocol EVERY day.

Sometimes patients get in touch because they are concerned that they are not progressing as fast as they should be or they might even feel that they are going backwards somewhat. There are a few common reasons that we have found that have caused trouble for people:

  • First of all, you MUST take the calcium AT LEAST 2 hours away from any other oral vitamins or shots. Calcium is an important mineral for the body and you will need it to heal. But research has shown that calcium “grabs” other vitamins and minerals when they are taken together and this can block the absorption of the oral vitamins and stop or prevent progress on the protocol. Therefore, it is very important to ALWAYS take the calcium at least 2 hours before or after any other vitamins or shots. Also, the calcium (as calcium citrate) must be taken on an empty stomach (for the purposes of the protocol, an empty stomach is defined as at least 1.5 hours after eating food. And then you cannot eat after the calcium for at least 1 hour.)
  • Another common experience that patients have is a Herxheimer reaction (also referred to as a herx reaction, die off, or healing crisis). This is a medical phenomenon that was first discovered by Dr. Herxheimer and Dr. Jarisch. A Herxheimer reaction occurs when toxins are released into the body when it kills some kind of foreign invader (such as bacteria, fungus, etc.). Basically what happens is that the dead cells release toxins into the body faster than the body can clean them out (generally through the stools and urine). This can happen during the protocol and when it does, the patient should get extra rest and drink a lot of water to help the body clean out these extra toxins. Generally, the patient feels much improved at the end of a herx reaction and may even find that he or she has a regained ability, such as improved walking, the ability to sweat (which would decrease or end heat sensitivity), etc.
  • The third reason that patients sometimes feel like they are getting worse after they had been improving is simply that they are missing something in the protocol, such as missing a shot or missing one or more oral vitamins. Sometimes some of the oral vitamins are missed by accident and sometimes patients get the idea that they no longer need to take one or more of the vitamins. But nothing could be further from the truth! Everything in the protocol works together and some vitamins will not do their full job without the help of some of the other vitamins on the protocol. So it is of the utmost importance that you NEVER miss any oral vitamins or shots. The orals are just as important as the shots. Neither will do the full job of repairing the body alone. The body needs everything on the protocol to get the best and fastest results for you.
  • The patients who tend to have the most steady improvements and gains are those patients who have made up a list of all of the vitamins that they need to take and have laid out a schedule to follow to ensure that they never miss a dose. Those patients tend to set out their vitamins and then check what they have set out against their list to be absolutely certain that they haven’t missed anything. (It doesn’t take long to double check what you’ve set out. And many patients have been surprised to find that they would have missed one or more vitamins for the day if they hadn’t double checked what they had set out.)
  • Make sure you follow the best nutritional plan according your individualized needs. Without the right nutrition the protocol vitamins will not save you. You should always remember that! (read also Wrong Nutrition). There are some general rules for everyone on nutrition but you should discover the rest by listening to your body.
  • An exercise program is absolutely necessary! This is something your physiotherapist and you will decide. Exercise helps your mood and shape. While progressing you will never notice real changes if you don’t begin to realize them through certain exercise techniques.
  • Additionally, the body requires a tremendous amount of energy to heal. So be sure to arrange your schedule to get enough rest and good quality sleep at night.

After seeing many, many patients run into trouble because of missing dosages, we had one patient, Ava, who provided a copy of her original vitamin schedule so that we can share it with all of you. You can use this schedule as a guideline to create one for yourself. Most patients start on the basics of the protocol and then add in some of the additional supplements later on in their healing. Often patients get in touch to find out which additional supplements might help them most. You can get in touch through the website’s contact form This schedule does not list out every vitamin or mineral that you should be taking. You may be taking supplements that are not listed here. If you are, continue to take them . You can take this sample schedule and add your other vitamins to the list as well so that you can hang it on your refrigerator at home or put it where you store your vitamins for easy use in checking the vitamins after setting them out.

Here is the sample vitamin schedule:

Upon waking:

Thiamine Injection – 400 mg.

Add Liver Extract 2X per week – 1cc (at least 3 days apart, for example on Wednesday and Sunday)

Upon Waking (after shots):

Niacin – 100 mg. (2 times per week – taken on an empty stomach will produce a better flush)

Breakfast:

Vitamin E – 400 IU

B 100 tablet

B12 – methylcobalamin – 2 mg daily, sublingually

Ascenta Fish Oil (lemon flavored) – 1 teaspoon per day (except if you get your omega 3 from Krill Oil or Flax Seed Oil)

Vitamin D3 – 5,000 IU – (That means you use 5000IU tablets. In case you use 2000IU try to split them and keep the the dose up to 4000IU-6000IU daily)

Probiotics* – 1 capsule (Find the one with the most strains of intestinal bacteria that you can, ideally 12 strains or more. Make sure that the probiotics are refrigerated in your local store and then take it home and put it right into the refrigerator.)

Magnesium Citrate – 200mg

Beta Carotene – 25,000 IU

Vitamin C – as Calcium Ascorbate – 2,000 mg

On an empty stomach (2 hours later):

Calcium Citrate – 400mg

Lunch (2 hours later):

Vitamin E – 400 IU

Magnesium Citrate – 200 mg

Vitamin C – as Calcium Ascorbate – 1,500 mg

Probiotics* – 1 capsule (Find the one with the most strains of intestinal bacteria that you can, ideally 12 strains or more. Make sure that the probiotics are refrigerated in your local store and then take it home and put it right into the refrigerator.)

On an empty stomach (2 hours later):

Calcium Citrate – 400mg

Dinner ( 2 hours later):

Magnesium Citrate – 200 mg.

Vitamin C – as Calcium Ascorbate – 1,500 mg

Probiotics* – 1 capsule (Find the one with the most strains of intestinal bacteria that you can, ideally 12 strains or more. Make sure that the probiotics are refrigerated in your local store and then take it home and put it right into the refrigerator.)

On an empty stomach (2 hours later):

Calcium Citrate – 400mg

Do not eat for one hour after calcium.

Do not eat for 1 ½ hours before calcium.

Do not take any vitamins a minimum of 2 hours before or 2 hours after calcium – especially shots.

IMPORTANT NOTES: This program is a guide which may not fit every patient 100%. Modifications may be made for shorter or longer periods perhaps to the following:

  1. You may want to take 400IU of Vit E instead of 800IU (especially if you are for some reason on Blood Thinners – in that case you should talk to your doctor)
  1. In case you are over 30 and have digestion problems or you are having pieces of food in your stool then you should definitely use Digestive Enzymes. Make sure the product you choose contains Betain HCL (Betain HCL is the acid needed in the stomach in order to assimilate the foods better) and a wide range of elements to help digest protein, carbs, lipids, dairy etc. A good quality organic product we suggest can be found here http://www.nationalnutrition.ca/detail.aspx?ID=2102 and a very good web store on enzymes can be found here: www.enzymedica.com where you can learn many things on enzymes also.

Besides that make sure you consume raw foods (vegetables, fruits) which contain high levels of enzymes and that you don’t overcook your foods. Enzymes contained in raw foods are enough to break down these foods and do not add to a probable need of extra enzymes. Because there are so many types of enzymes for digestion or therapeutic reasons you could discuss this with your health care practitioner to decide what best meets your needs.

  • You may change the time of some things if you find they don’t fit to your schedule. For example, you can take your B100 tablet with lunch if it gives you urgency to urinate and you have things to do during the day. The same goes for the B1 injection but if you change the hour make sure you keep it that way daily. (Please note that if you do the injections too late in the day, you may have trouble sleeping, which is why we suggest doing them when you wake up. Also, there are some patients who may be taking up to 800mg of B1 per day. Those patients tend to divide their dosages and inject some with breakfast and some with lunch so that they have energy all day long.)
  • Check our suggestion on vitamins and try to find as many products as you can, referred under the title “Our Best Quality Choice”.

Exercise and MS

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If I had to choose and add one more factor to Dr Klenner’s protocol that would definitely be exercise techniques which an MSer should choose according his capabilities and limitations and may be adjusted during time. Exercise is not about building muscles and overdoing it. Many people believe this. Also many people underestimate the value of exercise. There are many techniques which have to do with stretching, breathing (yoga),  Pilates, pnf, tai-chi, aquatic exercises or classic physiotherapy.
It wouldn’t be wise though to suggest something about all of the above to patients because this is something you should decide.
We just say that it is impossible to get all the benefit from Dr Klenner’s protocol if you leave your self go rusty especially if you have been facing mobility issues for long or you have adapted a wrong kinetic model because of your symptoms. Spasticity for example may create stiffness and this will result in a difficulty to move. Difficulty to move, in long term basis, will result in adopting a different kinetic model without noticing. This usually has an impact to muscles. Some muscle groups are left unused and some others are getting over tired.
You may have achieved much more progress than you think with the protocol but you’ll never know it if you don’t have a specific daily if possible exercise program to “re-program” your brain to learn how to give the right commands to your body… Keep in mind that our brain never forgets…
Also avoid at any cost swimming pools which contain chlorine and find one with ozone.
For the rest we just quote a very informative article and a video taken from nationalmssociety.org which clarifies things:

In addition to being essential to general health and well-being, exercise is helpful in managing many MS symptoms. A study published by researchers at the University of Utah in 1996 was the first to demonstrate clearly the benefits of exercise for people with MS. Those patients who participated in an aerobic exercise program had better cardiovascular fitness, improved strength, better bladder and bowel function, less fatigue and depression, a more positive attitude, and increased participation in social activities. Since 1996, several additional studies have confirmed the benefits of exercise.
Inactivity in people with or without MS can result in numerous risk factors associated with coronary heart disease. In addition, it can lead to weakness of muscles, decreased bone density with an increased risk of fracture, and shallow, inefficient breathing.
An exercise program needs to be appropriate to the capabilities and limitations of the individual, and may need to be adjusted during time. A physical therapist experienced with the unique and varied symptoms of MS can be helpful in designing, supervising and revising a well-balanced exercise program. Any person with MS who is initiating a new exercise program should also consult with his or her physician before starting.
Periods of exercise should be carefully timed to avoid the hotter periods of the day and prevent excessive fatigue. With some guidelines, a good exercise program can help to develop the maximum potential of muscle, bone and respiration, thereby avoiding secondary complications and gaining the benefits of good health and well-being.”

Taken from:nationalmssociety.org

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Children Increasingly Poisoned By Prescription Medication

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A new study from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center highlights a rise in the number of young children, over half a million each year, admitted to hospitals or seen in emergency departments because of unintentional toxic doses of prescription medication.

The increase in such exposures is so high that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has established the PROTECT Initiative, with the goal of preventing unintended medication overdoses in children.

Dr. Randall Bond and colleagues involved in the study gathered information for 544,133 children 5 years of age and younger who had visited the emergency department (ED) because they may have been poisoned by medication.

The study, soon to be published in The Journal of Pediatrics, focused on improving poison prevention methods with the authors organizing the data according to medication type and whether the exposure was caused by the child self-ingesting the medication or by a dosing error.

“We need to know the medications and ingestion circumstances that contribute most to ED visits, hospitalization, and harm,” Bond explained in a press release. The authors found that 95 percent of ED visits resulted from self-ingestion. Prescription drugs accounted for 55 percent of the ED visits, 76 percent of hospital admissions, and 71 percent of significant injuries.

Dr. Eric Lavonas, from the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center in Denver, not linked to the study told Reuters: “The big thing to take away from this is we need to do a better job of keeping children and medicines away from each other in the home.”

“Store all medicines, including adult medicines and children’s medicines, up and away. Number two, put the medicine away every time you take it out.” If a child does get into medication, “It’s important to call poison control,” he concluded.

Attributing the increase of poisonings to a greater availability of, and access to, medications in the child’s home, the authors note that effective “poison proofing” may have plateaued or declined in recent years. “Prevention efforts of parents and caregivers to store medicines in locked cabinets or up and away from children continue to be crucial.”

“However, the largest potential benefit would come from packaging design changes that reduce the quantity a child could quickly and easily access in a self-ingestion episode, like flow restrictors on liquids and one-at-a-time tablet dispensing containers,” Dr. Bond suggests.

He goes on to recommend that such changes should be applied to both adult and pediatric products and to over-the-counter and prescription products.

Source: http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1112383269/children-increasingly-poisoned-by-prescription-medication/index.html

New Research on “Phlebology” magazine round MS and CCSVI

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The translation is automatic with the use of Google translate. The original text was in Italian.

Multiple sclerosis, yet confirmed the anomalies of jugular venous

It ‘was published in the September 8 issue of the prestigious journal Phlebology a new study by a team of vascular surgeons at the University of Belgrade (Serbia), entitled “Morphological and hemodynamic abnormalities in the jugular veins of patients with multiple sclerosis.”

Recently, in addition to the well-known autoimmune theory has emerged a new theory that explains the etiology of additional multiple sclerosis, based on multiple areas of stenosis and different levels of obstruction of internal jugular veins and the azygos vein, a condition known as “chronic venous insufficiency and cerebro-spinal “.

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the morphology of the jugular veins and hemodynamic characteristics in patients with multiple sclerosis, compare the data with a group of healthy individuals and to assess the prevalence of abnormal venous flow in both groups. Were included in the study 64 patients with clinical definite multiple sclerosis and 37 healthy individuals.

At the end of the study, according to the authors, patients with multiple sclerosis have shown greater morphological changes and hemodynamic abnormalities compared to healthy individuals who are not suffering from multiple sclerosis. These results can be well demonstrated Doppler ultrasound examination, noninvasive and inexpensive.

Alessandro Rasman

Δημοσιεύτηκε στις 8 Σεπτεμβρίου στο έγκυρο περιοδικό Phlebology μια νέα μελέτη από μια ομάδα αγγειοχειρουργών του Πανεπιστημίου του Βελιγραδίου (Σερβία), με τίτλο «Μορφολογικές και αιμοδυναμικές ανωμαλίες στις σφαγίτιδες φλέβες των ασθενών με σκλήρυνση κατά πλάκας.”
Πρόσφατα, εκτός από τη γνωστή αυτοάνοση θεωρία έχει προκύψει μια νέα θεωρία που εξηγεί την αιτιολογία της σκλήρυνση κατά πλάκας η οποία βασίζεται σε πολλές περιοχές στενώσεων και διάφορα επίπεδα απόφραξης των εσωτερικών σφαγίτιδων φλεβών και της αζύγου φλέβας μια κατάσταση γνωστή ως ” χρόνια εγκεφαλονωτιαία φλεβική ανεπάρκεια ”

Σκοπός της παρούσας μελέτης ήταν η αξιολόγηση της μορφολογίας των σφαγιτιδων φλεβών και τα αιμοδυναμικά χαρακτηριστικά των ασθενών με σκλήρυνση κατά πλάκας, συγκρίνοντας τα δεδομένα με μια ομάδα υγιών ατόμων και η αξιολόγηση της επικράτησης της φυσιολογικής φλεβικής ροής και στις δύο ομάδες. Συμπεριλήφθηκαν στην μελέτη 64 ασθενείς με κλινικά επιβεβαιωμένη πολλαπλή σκλήρυνση και 37 υγιή άτομα.

Στο τέλος της μελέτης, σύμφωνα με τους συγγραφείς, οι ασθενείς με σκλήρυνση κατά πλάκας έδειξαν μεγαλύτερες μορφολογικές αλλαγές και αιμοδυναμικές ανωμαλίες σε σύγκριση με υγιή άτομα που δεν πάσχουν από σκλήρυνση κατά πλάκας. Τα αποτελέσματα αυτά μπορούν να αποδειχθούν με μια εξέταση υπερήχου , όχι επεμβατική και ανέξοδη.
Alessandro Rasman

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