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Entry for August 08, 2006

Does sneezing point to Parkinson’s?
By JULIE WHELDON
 
10:31am 8th August 2006

Common allergies could be directly linked to the chances of developing Parkinson’s Disease, scientists have discovered. Research revealed that sufferers from allergies such as hayfever, that trigger runny noses and streaming eyes, are three times more likely to develop the brain condition.

The discovery could shed new light on Parkinson’s as it suggests inflammation may play a key role in the disease. However the researchers stressed there is little allergy sufferers can do to alter their risk of developing it. They should continue with their normal medicines to try to prevent their allergic symptoms.

Allergic rhinitis is the medical term for an inflammation of the nasal passages which is caused by the immune system over-reacting to substances in the air. One of the most common forms is hayfever which is triggered by pollen and the reaction can also be caused by dust and animal hair, leaving sufferers with permanent cold-like symptoms.

About a third of Britons will develop an allergy at some point in their lives and around 12 million get hayfever. The latest study, published in the journal Neurology, set out to discover if inflammation that is to blame for allergies is also linked to Parkinson’s Disease.

Previous research had revealed that taking anti-inflammatory drugs appeared to cut the risk of developing Parkinson’s, which affects around one in 500 people and leaves patients unable to control their movements.

Scientists from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota studied 196 people who developed Parkinson’s and, over a 20-year period, compared them with the same number who did not. They found that patients who had allergic rhinitis were 2.9 times more likely to develop Parkinson’s than those without the reaction.

Lead researcher Dr James Bower said: ‘The association with Parkin-son’s Disease is increased to almost three times that of someone who does not have allergic rhinitis. ‘That’s actually a pretty high elevation.’

The study did not examine in detail what kind of allergy each person had nor when symptoms began. The team also stressed that it did not prove the allergies were causing Parkinson’s – just that there is a link between the two diseases and it may come down to inflammation.

‘People with allergic rhinitis mount an immune response with their allergies so they may be more likely to mount an immune response in the brain as well, which would produce inflammation,’ suggested

Dr Bower. ‘The inflammation produced may release certain chemicals in the brain and inadvertently kill brain cells as we see in Parkinson’s. ‘This discovery is exciting because in future we may be able to develop medications to block the inflammation.’

He warned, however, there is little allergy sufferers can do now to reduce their potential risk of developing the brain disease. ‘I wouldn’t worry if you have allergies,’ he said. ‘Treat the allergy symptoms you have to alleviate them at the time.’ But he added: ‘At this point we have no good evidence that this treatment will protect you from possibly developing Parkinson’s disease later.’

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Entry for August 08, 2006

Why up to half of all probiotics ‘don’t work’
By FIONA MACRAE, Daily Mail
 
22:59pm 7th August 2006

Bursting with ‘friendly bacteria’, they claim to boost our health by keeping rival ‘bad bacteria’ at bay. But many probiotic products are a waste of time and money – and some may even be harmful, experts have warned.

Glenn Gibson, a professor of food microbiology, cautioned that up to half the probiotic drinks, yoghurts, powders and capsules on the market do not work. The Reading University scientist said: ‘There is research showing that half of the products you can buy in the UK don’t match up. They’ve got the wrong bacteria or the wrong numbers.

‘Some have pathogens in them and some are completely sterile, which is quite an achievement for any food product.’ The foods – regularly eaten by two million Britons – claim to enhance our digestion and our overall health by boosting the numbers of ‘friendly’ bacteria in our guts.

However, lax food-labelling laws mean that manufacturers do not have to say which ‘friendly bacteria’ they have used or how much. The result is that some brands sold on the internet and in health foods stores are completely ineffective at warding off disease. ‘There are a lot of products out there that no-one’s ever heard of, and this is where the problems arise,’ Prof Gibson said. ‘Half the products on sale don’t match up to what they say on their labels.

‘There’s no legislation. You could buy a yoghurt-maker from Tesco, make your own probiotics, and sell them.’ He stressed, however, that the best-known brands of probiotic drinks, yoghurts and supplements, including Yakult, Actimel and Multibionta, do work. Supermarket own-brands are also effective.

Tried and tested yoghurts and supplements contain at least ten million ‘friendly bacteria’ from the Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria families per bottle or capsule. When effective, probiotics can aid digestion and cut the risk of stomach upsets.

Bowel conditions

Research suggests they help prevent bowel conditions such as ulcerative colitis, protect children against allergies, and may even reduce the risk of colon cancer. They may be particularly useful for older people, bolstering levels of ‘friendly bacteria’ which dwindle with age.

The foods may also benefit those on antibiotics, replacing ‘good bacteria’ killed off indiscriminately by the drugs. Speaking at a briefing organised by the Society for Applied Microbiology, the experts acknowledged that the cost of the products may put them beyond the reach of many of those who would most benefit.

While there is no natural source of probiotics, we can boost our gut bacteria naturally by eating lots of fruit and vegetables. These contain prebiotics – the sugars that the ‘friendly bacteria’ already present in our guts need to grow.

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Entry for August 08, 2006

Here’s some more information on Dale Humpherys with a bit more detail on the actual treatment:

Since the publication of my article “Multiple Sclerosis Treated with Injectable Vitamin B1 and Liver Extract” in the TLfDP in the Feb/March 2000 issue, I have received hundreds of calls from doctors and patients wanting more information on this safe, effective, and inexpensive treatment which reverses and cures Multiple Sclerosis.

Dr. F.R. Klenner’s medical paper was published in the June and July 2000 edition of the TLfDP. Dr. H.T.R. Mount’s medical paper on the successful treatment of MS with vitamin B1 and liver extract was also published in the Feb/March 2000 issue of the TLfDP. It is interesting to note these two MDs were treating MS in the 1940s and ’50s with the same two essential ingredients — injectable B1 and liver extract, yet they were unaware of each other. Dr. Klenner in Reidsville, North Carolina and Dr. Mount in Ottawa, Ontario. Dr. Mount felt paralysis was a contraindication to his type of therapy, whereas Dr. Klenner was treating MS patients with paralysis intensively and successfully with vitamins A, C, E and all of the B vitamins and other metabolites in addition to the vitamin B1 and liver extract injections.

As many readers know, we had serious problems from 1998 on as the FDA Pharmaceutical monolith attempted to stop this treatment by refusing to allow the release of vitamin injectables and liver extract from the large labs producing them, which were under FDA control. It was a desperate situation for us and we survived by importing them from Mexico where these injectables are available without a prescription. Compounding pharmacies in the US began to produce the vitamin B1 injectables in 2000. They were able to do this because compounding pharmacies are under State control. The FDA went to court in January 2001 in New York and attempted to gain control of compounding pharmacies and they were denied that right. These pharmacies then began to produce Liver Extract also and we were assured of a reliable source of supply.

There are currently two pharmacies producing B1, 200mg per ml. and liver extract with two more coming on line, one in Canada and one in the US. With increasing numbers of patients becoming aware of this treatment, the demand will increase.

Dr. Klenner believed MS to have a viral cause. With a degree in Biochemistry he was able to understand what was happening in MS. The virus damaged the cells of the central nervous system rendering them incapable of maintaining homeostasis or normal metabolism by retaining adequate B1 within the cells, resulting in a deterioration of the myelin sheath surrounding the nerve and eventual paralysis. By raising the level of B1 in the body with a daily injection, a level could be maintained allowing normal metabolism to be continued, resulting in myelin sheath regeneration and recovery. In reality, MS is a deficiency disease caused by a viral inflammation of the central nervous system which can be reversed with adequate B1 and liver extract injections. Recovery can be enhanced with the addition of vitamins A, C, E, and B-complex and other metabolites in addition to a healthful diet and lifestyle.

I have followed this protocol for over 25 years. Following two severe attacks of MS in 1973 I could walk only a short distance and was forced to discontinue working — my doctors said I would be in a wheelchair soon. After beginning treatment with Dr. Klenner I was able to return to work within 6 months — but it was two years before I became symptom-free. I have enjoyed excellent health since.

The protocol of Dr. Klenner’s I have followed consists of: (1) a daily intramuscular injection of vitamin B1 of 300 to 400 mg. The correct dosage can be determined by the level of fatigue the patient experiences. Some patients require 300 to 400 mg daily to experience relief of fatigue symptoms. The B1 is available in a strength of 200mg per ml. So a 200 mg injection would be 1cc. Twice weekly 1cc of liver extract is added to the B1 injection so extra injections aren’t needed. The B1 injectable comes in a 30cc bottle and lasts for two to four weeks. The liver extract comes in a 10cc vial and lasts 5 weeks. The syringe is a 25 gauge by five-eighths inch 3cc syringe.

Note: B1 is not well absorbed in oral form — the daily injection is required for life for successful treatment and recovery.

Oral Vitamin Regimen

1) 5 grams daily in divided doses of Calcium Ascorbate (buffered Vitamin C) which is available in 500mg tablets. This boosts the immune system and eliminates or shortens recovery time from colds and flu.
2) Vitamin E 400 to 1000 IU daily
3) B-100 tablet. This tablet contains 100mg of all of the B vitamins.
4) B12 — One tablet (sublingual — dissolved under the tongue) daily. One to 2mg strength.
5) Niacin. Once or twice weekly, 100 to 300mg before breakfast. This is a vasodilator and opens the blood vessels allowing the nutrients to rebuild the myelin sheath damaged by MS. This will produce a flush and reddening of the skin for about 30 minutes, which most patients say they enjoy. It is advisable to lie down and cover up for the period of the flush.

Diet

A high protein diet is required to rebuild the myelin sheath. Examples: Breakfast — 1 or 2 eggs poached, with fruit and cereal. Lunch — fish and vegetables (steamed) and fruit. Supper — chicken or beef with vegetables and fruit. Soy, cheese and dairy products are a good source of protein if well tolerated.

One 500mg digestive enzyme tablet taken with each meal can often improve digestion and absorption.

Injectables are presently available at two compounding pharmacies with a prescription and are shipped to Canada and all parts of the US:

Optioncare Pharmacy, Aurora, Illinois — 630-859-0333 or 800-679-4667
College Pharmacy, Colorado Springs, Colorado — 800-888-9358

Prices at last quote:

Thiamine 200mg per ml. 30cc $15.00;
Liver Extract 10cc $25.00.

Dale Humpherys
#103 9905 5th St.
Sidney, BC V8L 2X6
Canada
250-655-6616

Medical Journal Articles on MS

1. Multiple Sclerosis Treated with Injectable Vitamin B1 and Liver Extract, by Dale Humpherys. Issue #199/200, Feb/March 2000, TLfDP, page 58-60.

2. Multiple Sclerosis and Other Demyelinating Diseases by Dr. H.T.R. Mount, MD. Issue #199/200, Feb/March 2000, TlfDP.

3. Response of Peripheral and Central Nervous System Pathology to Mega Doses of the Vitamin B Complex and other Metabolites. Part 1 by Dr. F.R. Klenner. Issue #203, June 2000, TLfDP, page 86. Part two, Issue #204, July 2000, page 52.

4. Letters to the Editor. Injectable Liver Extract available for MS and ALS by Dale Humpherys. Issue #219, October 2001, TLfDP, pg 98.

5. The True Story of FDA Terrorism, by Dale Humpherys, TlfDP, Issue #228, July 2002, page 115.

Note to Pharmacies: When shipping to Canada, put on outside of package: “Prescription Medicine.” This is important. If “vitamins” is written on the package the patient must pay extra taxes.

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