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Jeffrey Pricket

Klenner protocol first step for MS control

Presented by Jeffrey L. Prickett, May 2005 Posted here with permission of the author.

Taken from: Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, May, 2005 by Jeffrey L. Prickett

Issue: #262, p.79-81

Editor: In this letter I hope to convey the course of my illness and response over the last year. I make four recommendations that I think reflect a basic protocol that anyone with the diagnosis of MS can take. There will be individual differences, of course, as MS is a complicated syndrome that is not likely to have a single cause. First, by starting the protocol outlined by Dr. Frederich Klenner one will likely stop the progression and initiate recovery. Second, appropriate dietary changes are also needed and alone can have a profound effect in individual cases. Third, the support and expertise of a progressive physician who looks for the causes of symptoms rather than applying a cookbook approach to treating a diagnostic label (which is the case with MS) is vitally important. Lastly, procuring the services of an excellent classical homeopath can be invaluable to correct the underlying state that allowed the causes to take root, thereby resulting in symptoms. The statements made in this letter are my opinion only. They are, however, an opinion based on experience. Here is my story:

I am a clinical psychologist, licensed acupuncturist and classical homeopath. I ate well, took good care of my health and used homeopathy for my personal healthcare. Over the course of many years my homeopaths, among the best in the world, treated me for a few minor complaints. I would have never believed that a devastating chronic illness would come my way. In early 2003 I noticed a slight change in the vision of my right eye; it was dim and blurred. I suspected a change in reading glasses would do the trick but my opthalmologist was concerned. I was evaluated fully by her, a retina specialist and neuropthalmologist. Nothing was found and I felt otherwise well. Ten months later, on December 5, 2003, I got out of bed and noticed my right leg was numb from the buttocks to the foot. Over the next several days I experienced a low-grade fever, hot tingling on the chest and extremities along with several other disturbing symptoms. At that early stage I contacted a naturopath from Texas, Dr. Steven Hines, who successfully treated my father for an aggressive prostate cancer at Hope Clinic International, in Mexico just across the border from Del Rio, Texas (my father was only given 3-5 years to live by his diagnosing physician but is now in good health over seven years later!).

During those early days, I knew enough that my fears of multiple sclerosis were high. Dr. Hines suggested several tests, most prominent was heavy metal testing. I was tested several days later by a local practitioner of alternative medicine, Jack Young, MD, PhD. He found high levels of mercury following a DMPS urine toxic metals test. He instituted treatment that seemed to help for short periods of time but my decline continued during that first month. My energy dropped and other symptoms worsened. My conventional physician ordered a MRI of the brain that was normal and I was subsequently referred to a neurologist. The MRI of the spine and visual evoked potential that he ordered showed damage and the diagnosis of MS was given on January 8, 2004. By that time I was so weak and fatigued that I could barely walk from the bedroom to the kitchen without the need for rest. My appetite decreased and I was in a state of despair. On that dark day of the diagnosis, I decided to head straight to Texas in order to begin treatment. To that end, my parents started driving their motor home from Florida and, three days later, my wife Linda and I flew to San Antonio where we were met by them and continued the journey to Del Rio. During the trip I was so debilitated that I required a wheelchair in each airport and vomited twice when I tried to put a small amount of food or fluid in my stomach. I spent the next six weeks in Del Rio crossing the border into Mexico to receive treatment and was surprised to see improvement after only one day. During the first week I seemed to improve daily.

Dr. Hines explained that MS is a label placed on a particular set of symptoms. MS does not cause these symptoms but the diagnosis is made because of them. Those symptoms have a cause and what he believed was that my symptoms were caused by mercury toxicity and the damage mercury does to the digestive, immune, and endocrine systems. Later, on reviewing a list of various mercury toxicity symptoms, I came to realize that each and every one of my symptoms was included on that list (even a transient minor one such as itching of the scalp). Dr. Hines added that our goal was to remove the mercury (something that must be done slowly), regulate (not suppress or stimulate) the immune system, fix the damage done to the digestive system, repair the adrenal glands and endocrine system, and allow for the repair of the nerves. Nerves, he said, can remyelinate. It was later that I realized that the term MS means to the conventional neurologist that “you have nerve damage and we don’t know why but we can give you immune suppressing drugs that may or may not slow the disease progress but the situation is going to get worse no matter what we do.” It is no wonder that this diagnosis comes with such an ominous aura. Personally, I think that a more appropriate term would be idiopathic demyelination. It plainly calls it what it is, nerve damage with an unknown cause. Unknown, that is, unless one finds a progressive physician who is willing to look for the causes and use effective, not merely “accepted,” treatments. Additionally, I consulted with a homeopath and initiated treatment with LM potencies. Again, there was a definite shift for the better in my health once I started the homeopathic remedy, especially in my emotional state.

When I left Del Rio at the end of February I was better but far from well. At that time I would estimate my recovery at 65-70%. I continued to improve once I returned home, albeit slowly. Still, I believed recovery would happen. My home program was working but not quickly enough. I kept looking for answers, fearful that my recovery would reach a plateau or that I would worsen if the progress stopped. As I had been familiar with the TLfDP, I decided to search back issues for other therapies that could be of benefit. I saw several things of interest but nothing seemed right for me until I read the story of Dale Humpherys. (1) I decided to call Dale who was willing to fully answer my questions. He was convinced that Dr. Klenner’s protocol of thiamine and liver extract injections with a high protein diet and specific oral supplements was right for anyone with this diagnosis. I kept the information in mind, thinking that I probably would not need it as I was, after all, progressing.

By August, I continued to have good days and bad but was generally functioning at about 85% of my former self. I had been on a rather strict diet that eliminated all foods to which I tested sensitive. That eventually led me to incorporate the recommendations made on the website www.directms.org. I strongly suggest anyone with this diagnosis consider these recommendations. They are based on important understandings of various factors (e.g. food sensitivities, vitamin D and fish oil deficiencies, etc.) of those with these symptoms and have proven to be highly effective for some. The developers of this site have provided a real service. On the website they mention an individual diagnosed with MS in 1953, Roger MacDougall. Roger used only dietary means as no other treatments were available at that time. That stopped the progression of his symptoms immediately. Four years later he began to improve and was symptom-free after eight years. He doggedly stuck with a plan purely based on his reasoning and remained symptom–free and well for the remaining 40 years of his life. For more detail you can read his booklet, My Fight Against Multiple Sclerosis. (2) His approach, the diet suggested on the website mentioned above, and the diet suggested by others, including Dr. Klenner, are essentially modified anti-fungal diets. I wondered, could there be a connection between fungal infections and MS symptoms? It had been suspected by Dr. Hines that I might have a Candida or fungal infection but the tests were negative. I read some information on fungal toxins in a book by Doug Kaufmann and David Holland, MD, The Fungus Link, volume 2. (3) Research was cited that points to a possible connection between fungal/yeast infections and neurological symptoms. I decided to start the diet and natural anti-fungals to see what, if any, changes would occur.

Along the way my journey had significant spiritual ramifications that have enriched my life beyond measure. I had always enjoyed my spiritual studies and read a variety of books from a variety of traditions. Even though I had always believed that the great truths could be found in one’s tradition of origin, I had not looked deeply into my own tradition (Christianity) since my teen years. It was Linda who first read The Purpose Driven Life (4) by Rick Warren and recommended it to me during my first month of illness. It was a source of great comfort, particularly the first chapter. While attending Hope Clinic, I spent several hours talking with Marco Rivera, an ordained minister who helped me immensely and in ways that I don’t think he even knows. During this time, Linda found a local church in Florida with a healing service and ministry. Since my return from Mexico our church and the healing ministry have taken on greater and greater importance in my life, and my spiritual studies now have a direction and depth that were never before present. The sophisticated skill of one particular “prayer minister” proved instrumental in helping me heal wounds and develop a positive outlook regarding my battle. The effect has been profound. In many ways, my illness has become a blessing. I have learned much, not just about the nature of disease, but my psychological/emotional state and spiritual standing.

Later in August, with the specter of an approaching hurricane, I decided to give myself the best opportunity to be as functional as possible in case of trouble during the storm. I started Dr. Klenner’s protocol at 200 mg of thiamine daily and instituted the rest of his recommendations. However, after a few weeks I felt no appreciable difference from the injections and they were discontinued, as was the anti-fungal diet. After a third hurricane visited (three in two months!), I decided to give the injections another try following an adverse reaction to a dietary indiscretion. Again, I started at 200 mg of thiamine daily and reinstituted the Candida diet. I reasoned that if Kaufmann and Holland were right, that those with MS may have a fungal/Candida infection, and that many indeed benefit from the Klenner protocol of thiamine injections, there must be a connection between the two. It was about two weeks later that I found a possible explanation in a book by Sherry A. Rogers, MD, No More Heartburn. (5) In it she stated that certain species of Candida produce an enzyme, thiaminase, which effectively breaks down thiamine before it can be utilized. By injecting thiamine in sufficient quantities one can compensate for thiaminase and, as Dr. Klenner (6) suggested, the cells can function normally, and the body will recover and repair.

However, my practitioners believed that the primary cause of my symptoms was mercury. It seemed reasonable to assume that there must be a relationship between this heavy metal and thiamine as well. In short, there appears to be at least three issues involved: 1) mercury oxidizes thiamine to thiochrome (7) thereby negating its value, 2) the symptoms of thiamine deficiency and mercury toxicity are very similar (a thiamine deficiency alone can cause symptoms and, therefore, may potentiate mercury toxicity symptoms), and 3) thiamine contains a sulphur group and has been found in at least one clinical study to remove lead, cadmium, nickel, arsenic and mercury from body tissues. (8) Thus, the mercury-toxic individual has at least one pathway of detoxification removed as a result of thiamine being disabled. When thiamine is given is sufficient quantities, heavy metal detoxification may occur without the patient knowing it. That said, I believe that medical assistance for mercury detoxification is necessary and thiamine injections alone may not suffice. Still, Dr. Klenner “categorically” stated that with his protocol MS can be “CURED.” Part of the reason may be that this protocol negates some of the adverse effects of mycotoxins and mercury.

After a week with no observable results on 200 mg of thiamine, I contacted Dale and asked how long I should stay at this level. He told me that I would likely need more and suggested I increase to 400 mg of thiamine daily. I noticed a difference after only one injection. I have now been on the higher amount for three months and my energy has improved significantly. Also, many symptoms have reduced and my functioning is now in the 90-95% range. I continue to remove mercury using DMSA and NDF from BioRay, Inc. Levels are greater than 75% reduced as measured in August and compared with an April test. Moreover, adrenal and hormone levels have improved dramatically since August. Digestion has improved and neurological symptoms are nearly gone. I returned to the practice of homeopathy early this year (I worked part-time since March 2004 as a consulting psychologist).

In this last year I have experienced incredible love and support from friends and family, especially my beloved wife Linda. I am also blessed to have several dedicated practitioners who seek to understand their patients deeply, look for the causes of their symptoms and provide effective treatments as opposed to “party-line” or cookbook medical care. In that regard, Dr. Hines has gone above and beyond in his efforts to assist me. I am, and will always be, grateful.

In retrospect, it now seems apparent that my symptoms are, as Drs. Hines and Young believe, primarily the result of mercury toxicity. There were two apparent sources; diet and, more critically, the improper removal of multiple dental amalgam fillings several years earlier. Mercury caused damage to multiple systems and resulted in adrenal dysfunction. It also affected my immune and digestive systems and possibly allowed for a systemic fungal infection to occur. Secondary to these problems is an inability to utilize B-vitamins, especially thiamine. By addressing all issues simultaneously, the process of healing is taking place at a reassuring rate.

As for recommendations for those with the diagnosis of MS, I have four: 1) start on the Klenner protocol as soon as possible, 2) follow Dr. Klenner’s diet suggestions and consider initiating an anti-fungal diet or incorporate the recommendations at www.directms.org, 3) find an alternative/natural physician or one who specializes in environmental medicine who can help uncover and treat causes or contributors to MS symptoms (e.g. mercury toxicity, Lyme Disease, Candida/fungal infection, Vitamin D deficiency, etc.) and 4) obtain the services of an excellent classical homeopath. Additionally, one should consider the spiritual and psychological aspects of their illness. It may prove life enriching.

Whether you are a practitioner or patient, there is hope and help if you look and work hard enough. Yes, there are sacrifices, especially in terms of dietary restrictions (at least for awhile) but the rewards in the return to health are well worth it. You may not believe me, as I am early in my recovery, but you can believe Dale Humpherys who has lived in a fully recovered state for almost 30 years. We owe him our gratitude for making Dr. Klenner’s work known.

Finally, I would be very interested in communicating with others who have been treated with a high degree of success (meaning symptom-free or almost symptom-free for many years without relapse) using these or other treatment methods. I would also be happy to provide further information to those who wish it.

References:

1. Humpherys, D: Multiple Sclerosis Treated with Injectable Vitamin B1 and Liver Extract. Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. February/March 2000: 199/200: 58-60.

2. MacDougall, R: My Fight Against Multiple Sclerosis.

3. Kaufmann, D: The Fungus Link, volume 2, MediaTrition, 2003.

4. Warren, R: The Purpose Driven Life, Zondervan, 2002.

5. Rogers, S: No More Heartburn, Kensington Books, 2000

6. Klenner, F: Response of Peripheral and Central Nervous System Pathology to Mega-Doses of the Vitamin B complex and other Metabolites, Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients, June/July 2000: 203/204.

7. Krohn, J, et al: The Whole Way to Natural Detoxification, Hartley & Marks, 1996.

8. Lonsdale, D, et al: Treatment of autism spectrum children with thiamine tetrahydrofurfuryl disulfide: A pilot study. Neuroendocrinology Letters 2002; 23:303-308.

Jeffrey L. Prickett, PsyD, AP P.O. Box 696 Winter Park, Florida 32790 USA email: jprickett@cfl.rr.com

Detoxication

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Everyone of us suffers from toxins which come from foods, water, air even normal function of the human body. The important thing is to deal with this and avoid poisoning from toxins is to change our everyday life. Multiple Sclerosis symptoms are affected instantly due to our intake of toxins.

Besides their general necessity to a number of factors Vitamin C, Vitamin E, the B Vitamins (Β2, Β6, Β12, Β3, Β5 etc) are basic oral vitamins of the protocol which help in the detoxication process as well. It is important that B1 is absorbed by heavy metals and it’s intake help the body detoxify. Also there are certain herbs, minerals, chelators which help in this process.

Many products of bodily metabolism are waste products that the body either does not need or cannot use. The body may even be damaged by some of metabolism’s products.  Thus, mechanisms exist to rid the body of these damaging chemicals. In addition, many chemicals in our environment are damaging to the body and such products need to be eliminated or destroyed.

LIVER

The liver detoxifies numerous toxins. It also destroys drugs, such as alcohol, nicotine, and prescription medicines, because these things are not normal to the body.  Some medicines have the bad side effect of damaging liver cells. It is like a war between liver cells and the medicine, because the liver is programmed to destroy foreign chemicals and cannot know that medicines are supposed to be good for the body nor know which medicines may damage the liver cells in the process of destroying the drug.

KIDNEY

The first place that blood from the stomach and intestines goes is to the liver. But then the blood leaving the

liver goes to the heart and is pumped directly to the kidneys. Kidneys regulate the balance of water and salts

in the body, but they also have a very important role in detoxication.

With about 200 quarts being pumped through the kidneys every day, they do a big job for such a small organ!

The main job is to take all of the blood in the body and clean it. This means:

  • filtering blood to hold back the cells
  • reabsorbing much of the filtered water and certain chemicals
  • actively secreting certain chemicals that do not get eliminated by the filtering

WHAT TO EAT AND WHAT TO AVOID

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Keywords: Food Intolerance, FoodAllergy, Gluten, Gluten Free Diet. (See also: Celiac disease and Gluten associated diseases)

“Food is your medicine”
“For every disease and its prevention diet plays a major role”.
Hippocrates (460 – 377BC)

“Something which may for someone be a food, for someone else maybe poison”
Τίτος Λουκρίτιος

Keep in mind those abbreviations:
*(ITW)=If Well Tolerated
*(PF)= Prefer Fresh

1. The best oil you may use is olive oil. I use olive oil to almost every of my recipe. Generally use polyunsaturated vegetable oil (eg sunflower oil) and quit saturated (animal fat, fats with a solid form eg butter, lards etc) fats. Usually sufferers from MS are low in essential fatty acids omega-3 and it’s derivatives (EPA, DHA etc). Omega 3 fatty acids should be balanced with Omega 6 fatty acids. The best ratio you can have is 1:1 (read Bryan’s Peskin The hidden stpry of cancer). Usually oils can be obtained from Fish Oil (IWT), Krill Oil (unless you have an allergy to selfish) or Flax Seed Oil (plant based omega 3 oils). You may switch between those from time to time or choose what is best for you. Nuts like sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds contains essential oils.

2. It is always good to buy organic food. Of course it would be best to buy generally organic food but if you find it expensive I believe that mostly fruits, eggs and vegetables should be organic. You may find it in many health stores. ALWAYS PREFER FRESH FOOD especially vegetables. See how they are related with Heavy Metals.

3. Always read the labels of what you buy. Avoid ingredients such artificial or natural sweeteners (corn syrup, colors etc)

4. It is important to care for the type of your cooking. It is not only what you eat but the way you cook it! It would be best for example to eat your meat or fish grilled, boiled, or steamed (not over cooked). That way you may reduce fat. Definitely avoid fried food (eg eggs, potatoes, fast food etc). Trim off any visible fat in your meat.

5. Combine your foods in every meal. Proteins (protein is or comes from basically everything which is “moving around”, meat (prefer low fat), fish – avoid swordfish, tuna, malacostracans-, eggs -prefer organic-, sea algae etc), carbohydrates (the low density ones – mostly fruits and vegetables, less rice, corn, powders), fat (mostly olive oil, nuts -not every kind-, avocado). Keep a ratio 1/3 in your plate protein, 2/3 carbohydrates, and add your fat. This ratio will keep your meals slightly alkaline which is a MUST!

6. Foods that can affect proper functionality of your bowel is tomato, onion or garlic. Try to avoid it in soups or cooked with meat or fish except (IWT)*.

7. MAKE YOUR PLAN! DON’T EAT THE SAME FOODS EVERYDAY. For example if you decide eat bovine liver today with rice eat as much as you want for today BUT try to eat goat liver next week and definitely don’t eat liver again tomorrow.

8. Visit a nutritionist, find out in which foods you’ re intolerant to. Find out about the special diet which fits you. Find out about additional supplements, vitamins etc. you may need, besides your protocol plan. You could be informed by Klenner’s Protocol for MS as well, however, I think that you should be tested in a wide range of foods, which may be harmful for you even those claimed to be generally healthy.

9. Try to eat everything in its season. Fruits for example or tomatoes. Remember that the human organism has adopted that kind of nutritional behavior over the years and it will take us some generations to keep up with the new data. One thing is for sure: You can’t be healthy with greenhouse products or pesticides.

10. Don’t drink water with your food and don’t eat your fruits right after your meals. Drinking water makes digestion much more difficult. Our stomach produces special acids used for digestion and they are watered down by drinking water. That way you are extending the digesting procedure and this is not the best way for our body. Drink water 1 hour before and 2 hours after you eat.
Finally, fruits can be better digested 1 hour after you eat.

11. Make sure your cookware is made of stainless steel and doesn’t contain any teflon of aluminium.

In my opinion there isn’t an everlasting formula for everyone which is exactly the same even though there are important similarities. You should test your self from time to time because important changes may take place. Some of the foods that may be well tolerated today may not be well tolerated tomorrow. This is my general advise to you…

WHAT DO I EAT A LOT?

Fish (except malacostracans, tuna and sardine).

It is always better to prefer small fish from deep water. I try to eat fish soups or grilled fish once a week. In particular I preffer mackerel, sargo, cod, redfish, pagrus, anchovy, tope, goatfish, scorpion, flounder, salmon, trout, cavalla etc.

Swordfish and salmon from the atlantic and indic ocean often may be high in heavy metals. Avoid them!

Also be careful with fish since the oceans knowadays is not the healthy place we once knew.

Fresh vegetables.

My basic meals are acompanied with fresh salads. It is better to preffer dark green vegitables such brocoli, cauliflower, carrots, lettuce, cabbage, celery, mint, chicory, olives (not containing vinegar), spinach, radish etc.

If you are intolerant to eggplant then try to pill the outer black skin and then cook it.

Meat.

I eat meat 2 maybe 3 times a week. Meat is high in protein and very important to a balanced diet. Not every meat though is helpful. It is important to prefer white lean meat and trim off all visible fat before cooked (eg chicken’s or turkey’s skin). Especially chicken, turkey, goat, beef, lamb, ostrich. Don’t forget to change from week to week. Try to find organic.
It is important also to eat liver rich in Arachidonic – omega-6 fatty acid as well as B1vitamin. You should prefer bovine, goat or lamb liver – organic if possible.

Fruits.

Add fruits to your diet in every day basis but don’t overdo it because their high sugar content. Fruits can be a very tasty snack combined with honey or as a fruit salad. Don’t forget that there might be fruits which you’re intolerant or allerrgic to.

Prefer watermelon, fig (PF)*, plum (PF)*, mandarin, apricot (PF)*, pineapple (PF)*, apple (crab apple – avoid red sweet apples), orange (it is very acidic fruit)(IWT)*, pear, nectarine, blackberry, peach (IWT)*, cherry (it is very sweet and better avoided- prefer less sweet kind)(IWT)*, strawberry (it is very sweet and better avoided)(IWT)*, grapes (it is very sweet and better avoided)(IWT)*.

If you cannot find fresh figs you should consider dry some dried figs for about 30 minutes and then try them. It’s like eating fresh and they are much more healthy and digestible this way.

Nuts.

Avoid processed seeds. Always prefer what comes from physical products such hazelnuts, chick-peas, almond, walnut (IWT)*, peanut (IWT)*, pistachio, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, sesame (sesame pulp is rich in vitamin E and combined with honey is very tasty).

Always soak your nuts so that you eliminate phytic acid and activate all their properties.

Beverages / Drinks:

Almost every physical herb such as chamomile, tea, elm, nettle. Physical powders, cocoa (in moderation because it contains caffeine).

Other:

Sea salt, lemon, pepper, fresh yeast.

Pulses.

Pulses is a high potency carbohydrate. It will brake down into sugars inside your body quicker than other better carbs (like lettuce or broccoli ). This is not very good. Even though it contains fibers which delay this procedure and other nutrients do not eat all the time and always combine it with protein and olive oil or other good fats as suggested above. I eat once a week: Lentils, chick-peas, cherry beans, beans (PF)*. I avoid broad beans plant (IWT)* .

Diary.

Goat or sheep’s cheese or yogurt (IWT)*. Prefer organic. Once or twice every one or two weeks or even less. Considering quiting all diary would be a very good idea generally (besides their high content in sugar, they also contain antibiotics, hormones etc. Goat and sheep are less contaminated). Especially if you have bowel problems then quiting all diary is a must (constipation, ulcerative colitis, malabsorption issues etc)

Other:

Organic Eggs (IWT)* twice a week or less. (It is a good source of protein and can be increased IWT*)

Veal once a week or once every two weeks.

Finally, potatoes once or twice a week.

Cauliflower once a week or less.

A glass of good quality red or white wine with food (IWT)*.

According to my Gluten Free diet I definitely avoid everything concerning:

Wheat and its products, oat, rye, barley (wheat bread, wheat powder, spaghetti, wheat cakes, wheat amylum, wheat bran, cereal containing any of the above etc).

Dairy:

Bovine and sheep milk cheese and yogurts, goat milk and their products: Cream, butter, margarine etc. Evaporated milk and all processed milks and yogurts from super markets containing fruits, sugar, cereals.

Sugar:

I do not eat everything considered to white sugar and its products. All kind of candies, canesugar, saccharin, caster sugar, brown sugar, sugar made of fruits, aspartame. Generally I avoid everything it tastes sweet even reduce products which can replace sugar such honey, maple syrup, stevia, molasses or even sweet fruits. DON’T FORGET THAT GENERALLY CORBOHYDRATES OF HIGH DENSITY WILL EVENTUALLY END UP TO BRAKE DOWN IN  SUGAR IN YOUR BLOOD. THIS CREATES  A CHAIN REACTION TO YOUR HORMONES BEGINNING WITH INSULIN.

Vegetables:

Pepper, eggplant, artichoke. Known for their allergy effects unless (IWT).

Beverages / Drinks:

Black or Green processed tea, every processed fruit juice, processed refreshers, beer and whisky (contain wheat) all heavy alcoholic drinks such vodka, techilla etc. Coffe or caffeine beverages of any kind.

Others:

Pork, vinegar, mushrooms which is a fungus and must be avoided, tobacco, cigarettes.

You may replace those products by other kind of cereals such: Quinoa, birdseed, amaranth, tapioca, soya(IWT), corn(IWT), rice.

For example you may find:

Powders (gluten free powders maybe of potatoe amylum and), corn powder, rice powder, locust bean powder(used for sweets), spaghetti made of corn or rice, gluten free bread, grains made of these products.

Sugar:

You may use honey, maple syrup, stevia, molasses, locust bean cream etc.
Keep in mind those abbreviations:

*(ITW)=If Well Tolerated
*(PF)= Prefer Fresh
Don’t forget to also read:

Food Combining (Part I)

Food Combining (Part II)

Food Combining (Part III)

Food Combining (Part IV)

Vitamins in short

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The basic Vitamin Schedule suggested for Multiple Sclerosis is shown inside the “Begin Klenner’s Protocol!“. Apart from those your therapist may suggest you some other as well according your needs and individuality as they have been proved to help in many cases.

Here I have gathered some more info around each vitamin, it’s use and source. Vitamins are separated in two big categories:

WATER SOLUBLE VITAMINS:

Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water and are not stored; they are eliminated in urine. We need a continuous supply of them in our diets. The water-soluble vitamins are the B-complex group and vitamin C. Adequate intake of good quality water (at least 6-8 glasses daily) helps in better absorption.

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)

One of the most important vitamins in the protocol. You won’t get any result to your MS if you try to substitute it with any tablet or pill because you will have a great loss because of the acids produced in your stomach.

Generally thiamine enhances circulation and assists in the production of hydrochloric acid, blood formation, and carbohydrate metabolism. It affects energy, growth disorders and learning capacity. It also needed for normal muscle tone of the intestines, stomach and heart.

Warnings: antibiotics, sulfa drugs and oral contraceptives may decrease thiamin levels in the body a high carbohydrate diet increases the need for thiamin.

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

This vitamin is contained in your B100 tablet and like any other B vitamin works TOGETHER WITH the rest of the B vitamins.

Generally it’s necessary for red blood cell formation, antibody production, cellular respiration and growth. Alleviates eye fatigue and is important in the prevention and treatment of cataracts. Aids in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. When used with vitamin A, it maintains and improves the mucous membranes in the digestive tract, facilitates oxygen use by body tissues, eliminates dandruff, helps the uptake of iron, B6 important during pregnancy since a lack can lead to fetal damage. Aids in the treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Warnings: oral contraceptives and strenuous exercise decrease riboflavin levels in the body. Riboflavin is easily destroyed by light, cooking, antibiotics and alcohol.

Vitamin B3 – Niacin (Niacinamide, Nicotinic Acid)

Needed for proper circulation and healthy skin. Aids in the functioning of the nervous system, in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Used in the production of hydrochloric acid. Lowers cholesterol. It is a basic element of the protocol and is taken both separately (as Nicotinic Acid only) and with the B100 tablet which comes as Niacinamide.

Pantothenic Acid (B5)

Known as the ‘anti-stress vitamin’ since it is used in the production of adrenal hormones and antibodies. Helps convert fats, carbohydrates and proteins into energy needed to produce vital steroids and cortisone in the adrenal gland. Required by all cells of the body. Needed for normal functioning of the gastrointestinal tract. May be helpful in treating depression and anxiety.

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

Involved in more bodily functions than any other single nutrient. Affects both physical and mental health is a natural diuretic. Reduces swelling associated with PMS, injury, and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Aids in preventing oxalate kidney stones from forming. Necessary for the production of hydrochloric acid and the absorption of fats and proteins. Maintains sodium and potassium balance. Needed for a properly functioning nervous system. Promotes red blood cell formation. Aids in the production of antibodies. Plays a role in cancer immunity and arteriosclerosis. Inhibits the formation of homocysteine which attacks the heart muscle and allows the deposition of cholesterol around the heart muscle. Helpful in the treatment of allergies, arthritis and asthma. Warnings: antidepressants, estrogen, and oral contraceptives may increase the need for vitamin B6 in the body.

Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)

Needed for energy production and formation of red blood cells. Helps prevent coronary heart disease. Important for healthy cell division and replication. May help depression and anxiety. Shown to help in uterine cervical dysplasia. Essential to regulate embryonic and fetal development of nerve cells. Vital for normal growth and development. Significantly reduces risk of colon cancer.

Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)

Needed to prevent anemia. Aids in cell formation and cellular longevity. Required for proper digestion, absorption of food, protein synthesis, and metabolism of carbohydrates and fats. Prevents nerve damage, maintains fertility, and promotes normal growth and development. The type of Methylcobalamine is said to be the most absorbable form. In the protocol schedule 2mg taken sublingually daily is needed .

Warnings: deficiency can be caused by malabsorption – such as the elderly and those with digestive disorders.

Choline

Choline is a chemical similar to the B-vitamins, and is often lumped in with them, although it is not (yet) an “official” B-vitamin. It serves various functions in our bodies – in the structure of cell membranes, protecting our livers from accumulating fat, as the precursor molecule for the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, and more. Because of rapid development in fetuses and infants, we have a great need for choline in our early lives. Human milk has high levels of choline. Choline has been shown to protect the liver from certain types of damage, and can help reverse damage that has already occurred. Additionally, it may help lower cholesterol and homocysteine levels associated with cardiovascular disease, and may also help protect against some types of cancers. This is an area where more research is needed, but there are some positive first signs. It is also contained in your B100 tablet.

Biotin- Vitamin HVitamin H is used in cell growth, the production of fatty acids, metabolism of fats, and proteins. It plays a role in the Kreb cycle, which is the process in which energy is released from food. Biotin is also indicated for healthy hair and skin, healthy sweat glands, nerve tissue, and bone marrow, and assisting with muscle pain. Vitamin H not only assists in various metabolic chemical conversions, but also helps with the transfer of carbon dioxide. Biotin is also helpful in maintaining a steady blood sugar level.

Inositol – Vitamin B8 – Inositol, unofficially referred to as “vitamin B8” is present in all animal tissues, with the highest levels in the heart and brain. It is part of the membranes (outer coverings) of all cells, and plays a role in helping the liver process fats as well as contributing to the function of muscles and nerves. Inositol may also be involved in depression. People who are depressed may have lower than normal levels of inositol in their spinal fluid. In addition, inositol participates in the action of serotonin, a neurotransmitter known to be a factor in depression. (Neurotransmitters are chemicals that transmit messages between nerve cells.) For these two reasons, inositol has been proposed as a treatment for depression, and preliminary evidence suggests that it may be helpful. Inositol has also been tried for other psychological and nerve-related conditions.

PABA – It is used to improve the protein used in the body, it relates to red blood cell formation as well as assisting the manufacture of folic acid in the intestines. Para-aminobenzoic acid is used in sunscreen preparations since it can help protect the skin against ultra-violet radiation. It has been linked to hair growth as well as reversing the graying of hair, but these results are disappointing. PABA also assists with breaking down of protein, the formation of red blood cells and maintaining intestinal flora

When PABA is in short supply fatigue, irritability, nervousness and depression might manifest itself as well as constipation. Weeping eczema has also been noted in people with PABA deficiency as well as patchy areas on the skin.

Vitamin C (Calcium Ascorbate – Ascorbic Acid Buffered with Calcium)

Powerful antioxidant that protects against pollution and prevents cancer. Required for tissue growth and repair. Essential in the formation of collagen to form tissue. Protects against blood clotting and bruising. Promotes healing of wounds and the production of anti-stress hormones. May reduce cholesterol and high blood pressure. Protects against genetic damage, cataracts, colon cancer, respiratory illnesses, asthma, breast cancer.

Warnings: aspirin, alcohol, analgesics, antidepressants, anticoagulants, oral contraceptives and steroids may reduce levels of vitamin C. Pregnant women should use amounts no larger than 5,000 mg, as the fetus may become dependent on this supplement and develop scurvy.

FAT SOLUBLE VITAMINS:

Fat-soluble vitamins dissolve in fat before they are absorbed in the blood stream to carry out their functions. For better absorption you need to check your everyday fat intake (along with your protein and carbohydrates). Mostly olive oil, almonds etc.

Vitamin A Beta-Carotene a carotenoid that can be made into vitamin A in the body.

General:Prevents night blindness and other eye problems. Aids some skin disorders such as acne. Enhances immunity and protects against colds, influenza and infections. May heal gastrointestinal ulcers. Protects against pollution and cancer formation. Acts as an antioxidant needed for epithelial tissue maintenance and repair important for formation of bones and teeth. Aids in fat storage. Slows the aging process. Protein cannot be utilized by the body without this.

Common provitamin A carotenoids found in foods that come from plants are beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin and many others. Among these, beta-carotene is most efficiently made into retinol. Alpha-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin are also converted to vitamin A, but only half as efficiently as beta-carotene.

Source: Found in carrots, cantaloupe, apricots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, winter squash, mangos, collard greens, spinach, kale, broccoli, and other orange, red, and dark green fruits and vegetables.

Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)

Required for calcium and phosphorus absorption and utilization. Necessary for growth and especially important for normal growth and development of bones and teeth in children. Essential for the prevention of osteoporosis and rickets. Enhances immunity. Essential for maintaining normal calcium and phosphorus metabolism. Recent studies have proven the role of this vitamin to patients suffering from MS. It is much better to obtain it from supplements not from extreme sun exposure since this is known to worsen or cause MS symptoms especially in very hot days.

Vitamin E

Antioxidant that prevents cancer and cardiovascular disease. Has been shown to reduce the chance of a heart attack by 75%. Improves circulation and aids in normal clotting and healing. Reduces blood pressure. Aids in preventing cataracts. Aids in the repair of tissue useful in treating fibrocystic breasts, PMS and leg cramps. Retards aging and may prevent age spots.

*YOU SHOULD CONSULT YOUR PRACTITIONER TO USE ANY OF THE ABOVE VITAMINS.

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