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MS is not “hopeless”

Presented by Dale Humpherys, Jan 2004
Towsend Letter for Doctors and Patients,
Posted here with permission of the author

Editor:
I was happy to receive the November TLfDP with the focus on MS by the various health care disciplines and disappointing but not surprising–there are no mentions of a cure (or a permanent remission if you prefer). In fact, nothing but reams and reams of speculation on the causes of MS and myelin degeneration by everything from Chlamydia Pneumoniae to at least 16 infective agents, to an autoimmune disease, etc. etc. Talk about a disease which has been studied to death! And the answer has been available and suppressed for 50 years! Come on fellas, in spite of the clouds of dust your scratching has produced, the answer is still very clear–it’s Biochemistry 101–remember the Krebs Cycle or Citric Acid cycle? Restore normal metabolism to cells of the central nervous system incapacitated by a viral inflammation, with thiamine HCL, Liver extract and other metabolites and PRESTO, you have a recovering MS case.

In one of the last conversations I had with Dr. Klenner in Reidsville, North Carolina in 1973 after beginning his treatment, I asked him why this treatment which is so very basic, effective and inexpensive, was so hidden and not reported on. He reflected for a moment before answering, then explained to me that there were segments of the medical profession which had a vested interest in treating this disease (the neurologists) and if the patients got better there were no patients to treat! The basic truth in this statement almost eluded me as I had always believed the medical profession to be almost above reproach in ethics–of course doctors made mistakes but surely there couldn’t be deceit and suppression on such a massive scale as this?

When seeing him for the last time I told him as soon as I recovered I would begin working to make this treatment known and available to all who wanted it–30 years later, this still hasn’t been accomplished. I had no idea what I was up against. I recalled my own neurologist ridiculing me when I told him I was going down to see Dr. Klenner–I didn’t realize at the time that he was having a panic attack over Dr. Mount’s success with thiamine HCL and liver extract treating MS in Ottawa, Ontario. The Vested Interest was there all right!

I began giving news interviews in ‘74 and doing radio and TV interviews and talk shows but I realized I would have to get national coverage to make a breakthrough. I finally got the opportunity to do that in 1978–coast to coast in Canada and parts of the northern US on CBC television. Then the phone began to ring steadily–who were some of the first people to contact me? Doctors with MS in their own families. They were very interested. A week after the program the MS Society (the neurologists again) called the CBC 5th Estate program and told them this was giving “false hope” to people with this disease because I was just in remission and there was no successful treatment for this disease and forced the CBC to run a retraction on the next program! So this was the “Vested Interest” factor Dr. Klenner had told me about.

I continued with the talk shows and news interviews but it was always the same story–an MS sufferer would call me and we would go through it and many times the call would come back “my doctor says there is no successful treatment for MS and I’ll have to live with it.” The occasional patient would tell me their doctor would help them but he didn’t believe it would work. And any patient who dared to ask his neurologist would often be told “I won’t treat you anymore if you take that vitamin treatment.” In 9 out of 10 cases he probably wouldn’t have a patient to treat anyway because they would recover!

One day I received a call from a former patient of Dr. Klenner’s named Paul Ferrari who lives in California. Paul was down to see Dr. Klenner in 1980 and was cured as I was, and he has been a physical fitness trainer for many years. There is a picture of Paul in the July 2002 TlfDP. Paul told me of his efforts to get the message out on a successful treatment for MS and he was rebuffed by doctors and met with disbelief from all with whom he spoke. “No one as strong and healthy as you are could ever have had MS, Paul.” So Paul and I and the hundreds of others treated successfully by Dr. Klenner and Dr. Mount have all walked the same path and been told repeatedly “You are in remission and there is no treatment for this disease and you were probably misdiagnosed”–the standard vested interest response. I believe this is probably the most blatant, arrogant and despicable cover-up in the history of medicine.

But the worst was yet to come. Beginning in 1998 my supplier of injectables reported they were no longer available–the FDA had refused to release them from the 4 labs under their jurisdiction in the US. I immediately recognized this as the hand of BIG PHARMA in the FDA glove. They were going to stop this treatment and put us all in wheelchairs!

Dr. Abram Hoffer, as always, came up with the answer: have the B1 made up by a compounding pharmacy. This we did–more expensive but it kept us alive. Next the liver extract was cut off by the FDA. We began to get it from Mexico until we could get a compounding pharmacy to begin producing it. What was BIG PHARMA with the FDA gloves reaction to this? Of course, they went to court in January 2001 and attempted to gain control of the compounding pharmacies (which are under state control) and they were denied this right–our first victory! Do I believe this is the end of their attempts to stop this treatment? Of course not. Greed has no limits for vested interests with billions of dollars to distort and control the source of their wealth–those unfortunates who are ill and unable to protect themselves–the helpless. What a sordid picture.

When I saw Dr. Hoffer about the B1 and Liver he suggested I write an article on my experiences and he would publish it in the Orthomolecular Journal. He also suggested I submit a letter to the TLfDP which I did. This was published in the February/March 2000 issue. This was the real breakthrough we had all been hoping for–wonderfully exciting calls began to come from all parts of North America, Australia, England, France, Germany and Israel. The TLfDP truly serves a wide audience wonderfully well.

I was interested to see an article by a neurologist, Dr. David Perlmutter–a new breed of cat–a neurologist who uses nutrition instead of drugs and steroids. I was beginning to feel hopeful until I looked at his protocol–any thiamine or liver extract injections? Nope. Any niacin for vasodilation? Nope.

I have noticed considerable change in the public’s perception of doctors and healthcare and nutrition over the years. Most people are looking for a doctor who knows and uses nutrition and alternative therapies, as well as assuming more responsibility for their own health, and are less likely to accept a doctor who is drug-oriented and practicing outdated medicine. And this plays a big part in a more readily accepted belief by patients that a natural treatment–using thiamine, liver extract, niacin and vitamins can have a positive outcome in a disease portrayed by the neurologists as “hopeless.”

Multiple Sclerosis a cure in search of doctors

Presented by Dale Humpherys, Dec 2005
Towsend Letter for Doctors and Patients,
Posted here with permission of the author

Editor:

Yes the title is correct! It isn’t the usual “Doctors search for a cure” scenario we read and hear every day in the media. There is a cure for a disease orthodox medicine (the neurologists) deny there is a cure for. However, the many hundreds of patients recovering on the Klenner treatment belies this claim. How is this explained? Very easily and it isn’t a palatable conclusion to arrive at.

In the past when a patient was diagnosed with MS, the neurologist had a patient FOR LIFE. When a patient recovers on the Klenner treatment he doesn’t go to the neurologist any more! This was demonstrated very clearly to me 30 years ago when I recovered from MS after seeing Dr. F.R. Klenner in Reidsville, North Carolina. My GP and neurologist ridiculed me for going to see Klenner (whom they described as a quack!) When I began to recover the neurologist didn’t want to see me anymore! Just a remission, he growled. Some remission–30 years later and still remissioning! I changed GPs after I found he had refused to help another patient with the Klenner treatment. The GP I have now is orthodox and doesn’t offer the treatment to MS patients, but he will prescribe it IF ASKED. I believe this is the case with many GPs who toe the line because they don’t want to “lock horns” with the neurologists–”The Old Boy Network.”

I recently had a call from a patient in New Jersey who reported their family doctor wouldn’t help them with the treatment. I advised them to change doctors. They did so and phoned back to tell me their new doctor had no hesitation in helping them.

GPs refusing to help were fairly common 25 years ago when I began working to make this treatment known and available. It is very rare now to hear of a doctor who won’t help a patient. I have had patients tell me their doctors offered to write a prescription for any patient whose doctor wouldn’t help them. There are many caring and compassionate doctors now who realise it is time to break the unhealthy bond which has bound them so tightly for so long to drug therapy which doesn’t work for so many diseases, including MS.

However, I still advise all MS patients on the treatment to tell all other MS patients to get all the information on the Klenner treatment. They need information and encouragement because they are continually being told by their neurologist “there is no cure for this disease.”

As my friend Wayne Martin correctly points out in the TLfDP Jan/05, the protocol I followed to recover from MS wasn’t the complete protocol Dr. Klenner lists in his Medical Paper published in the TLfDP Issue #203 and #204 June and July, 2000. However, this did not delay or slow down the recovery process for me, in fact it may have hastened my recovery.

I will explain why: It will be recalled by readers that Dr. H.T.A. Mount, MD in his Medical Paper (TLfDP Issue #199/200 Feb./March 2000) was using thiamin intravenously and liver extract intramuscularly and nothing else! No oral vitamins or special diet and he was reversing the disease. I talked with a recovered patient of Dr. Mount’s in 1978 following a CBC television interview I had given on my recovery. He was surprised to learn Dr. Klenner was also curing MS in Reidsville, North Carolina. These two doctors were unaware of each other. The drawback to Dr Mount’s treatment was the need to go to the doctor every 7 to 10 days for the injections. Dr. Klenner taught his patients to give their own daily injection which was a big advantage for the patient.

Dr. Klenner was using a very wide array of oral vitamins and metabolites and a high protein diet. I began his full protocol while in Reidsville and ran into problems right away. (1) Niacin taken in the dose he gave produced gastric irritation with me and in most patients, and when taken daily, the body builds a tolerance for it and the desired flush doesn’t occur. The dramatic flush is very important and can be accomplished in ALL patients with a dosage of 100 to 300mg before breakfast twice weekly with no gastric irritation; (2) The large oral doses of B1 (an acid) also causes gastric problems and isn’t well absorbed (as Dr. Mount pointed out); (3) B6 (an acid) also caused problems with my digestion. I told Dr. Klenner of this and he suggested I take a B-100 tablet daily and the vitamins C and E. His advice was “take what your digestion will handle but don’t miss the daily injection and the high protein diet.”

When a patient’s digestion is compromised by the acid vitamins he can’t utilize the benefits of a good diet. After this adaptation I began to recover very quickly.

Dr. Klenner was very impressed with my progress and asked if he could have patients who needed encouragement phone me. One patient whom he had call was a nurse who, because of her proximity to doctors (neurologists) didn’t believe Klenner’s treatment could work. I had several conversations with her and she eventually began treatment.

As my work with increasing numbers of patients began, I realized The protocol I followed is titled “Dr. F.R. Klenner’s Protocol for MS” published in the TLfDP Issue #238, May/03, page 102.
As Wayne Martin mentioned, I also encourage patients to add refined high-dose fish oil daily to their diet in a 6 to 12 gram dosage (1 tbls). This will add an additional $50 monthly to the protocol and I feel this is of great benefit.

The success we are having wouldn’t have been possible without the complete and whole-hearted cooperation and support of Dr. Collin of this journal and Dr. Hoffer of the OMJ–”They have boldly walked where angels feared to tread.”

This disease doesn’t spare doctors or their families either. Some of the first to contact me 25 years ago were doctors with MS in their own families. In the past year 3 doctors with MS themselves have called me. This is the clearest indication the word is getting out that there is a CURE FOR MS. Only when we have bypassed the neurologist (who makes the diagnosis, but has no cure to offer) can we see patients given this treatment early and avoid the heartbreak, suffering and hardship which inevitably follows.

In conclusion, as sad as it is to hear of patients taking the pain medications Vioxx and Celebrex suffering strokes, heart attacks and death, it clearly shows the complicity of the FDA in the current exposure of the large pharmaceutical firms’ drug approval process. It is a ray of light which also exposes the desperate attempt the FDA has made to stop the Klenner treatment by stopping the release of Liver Extract and Thiamin vitamin injectables from the labs under their control in the US.

There were two reasons for this, (1) They knew the treatment worked; (2) This would ensure the probability of continuing to push high cost drug treatments that don’t work for MS but are very good for the Corporate “bottom line.”

Dale Humpherys: #103- 9905 5th St., Sidney, B.C. V8L 2X6

email: dalehms [at] gmail [dot] com

Update on Dr. Klenner’s treatment for MS

Presented by Dale Humpherys, Nov 2004
Townsend Letter For Doctors and Patients
Posted here with permission of the author

I am continuing to receive many calls from doctors and MS patients wanting more information on the Klenner treatment which reverses and cures Multiple Sclerosis.

In the many articles published by the TLfDP, beginning in Feb. 2000, the full story of our efforts to make this treatment available to all is documented and despite efforts by the FDA Pharmaceutical Monolith to stop this treatment by refusing to release vitamin and Liver Extract injectables 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 they are available without a prescription. Compounding pharmacies began to produce the 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 were denied that right. Then pharmacies began to produce Liver Extract also and we were assured a reliable source of supply.

I am currently receiving an average of 10 calls a month from doctors and patients worldwide wanting information on the treatment. Unfortunately many of these patients are long-standing cases with varying stages of disability–in wheelchairs or bed. With early diagnosis and prompt treatment the recovery time is shortened so patients never reach the wheelchair stage.

Some of the calls I get are from patients who have been on treatment a short time and feel they are not progressing fast enough.

When going through the protocol with them the most common problem is irregularity with the daily injections–when they stop missing injections they begin to improve quickly. One of the first improvements a new patient reports is a lowering of fatigue levels. Some time ago I talked with a patient who said he noticed a drop in fatigue after beginning treatment but still felt some fatigue. He was taking 400 mg–of B1–by injection daily which Dr. Klenner advises. So he raised the level to 500 mg daily and noticed a further drop in fatigue levels. He continues to maintain that level. I haven’t found anyone who requires more than that to eliminate fatigue.

Dr. Klenner predicated his treatment on the basis of a viral cause for this disease. I recently received a letter from a patient who has been on the treatment for 2 years and says he continues to degenerate. This is the only patient I have ever heard from who hasn’t reported progress. Because the majority do report progress there may be another factor involved here such as heavy metal poisoning, sensitivity to methyl mercury, PCBs or other toxic chemicals. I suggested a hair analysis may provide an answer for him. I also suggested he read Dr. Barry Sears The Omega RX Zone in which he tells of the use of high dose pharmaceutical grade fish oil for use in inflammatory diseases such as MS, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Hypertension, Arthritis, Asthma, Fibromyalgia, Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative colitis and others.

In a study recently done in Norway, MS patients were given 1 gram of long chain Omega-3 fatty acids daily for 2 years. These patients were also told to eat 3 to 4 fish meals weekly (which would further increase their consumption of fish oil), and eat more fruit and vegetables. The number of MS attacks these patients experienced decreased by 95% in the first year. And after 2 years their disability index decreased by 25%. Dr. Sears believes these patients would have had even better results if they had been given higher levels of fish oil (3 to 16 grams daily–1 to 2 tblsp).

I have personal experience with hypertension and arthritis using fish oil. With a dosage of 12 grams daily (I tblsp) I have been able to control both.

Dale Humpherys: #103- 9905 5th St., Sidney, B.C. V8L 2X6

email: dalehms [at] gmail [dot] com

The true story of FDA terrorism

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Presented by Dale Humpherys, July 2002
Towsend Letter for Doctors and Patients
Posted here with permission of the author

Editor:

Recent figures released by the MS Society estimate the annual cost of MS in the US at $10 billion, higher than the cost of asthma (about $5 billion) and all infectious diseases (nearly $8 billion) despite a much higher incidence of those conditions. More than 400,000 Americans have MS and this country and Canada have one of the highest national rates in the world. It’s been described as a “high-risk area” for the disease.

The cost of four medications “approved” for treatment for MS range from $12,300 to $21,000 a year and now approach $1 billion annually. All four are said to “lessen the frequency and severity” of MS attacks and slow the progression of disability, but none reverse or cure the disease.

However, there is a safe and inexpensive cure for MS which costs less than $100 per month. I and many others have recovered completely and returned to a productive life using this treatment. Among them is Paul Ferrari 650-344-6236 in California and his father who contracted ALS and lived for 20 years on this treatment — the average life span for a victim of this disease is 3 or 4 years. There are now an estimated 500 patients in the US and Canada using this therapy and almost all are recovering. The treatment requires a simple daily injection given by the patient of vitamin B1, 200 to 400 mg and 2 cc of liver extract weekly.

In an article published in the Feb./March 2000 edition of the Townsend Letter my story is told in full. In the October 2001 edition of this medical journal I also tell of the efforts of the FDA to specifically target this treatment by stopping production of liver extract injectables at Merit, Phyne and Swartz Labs. This has been continuing for 3 years and will ultimately result in this treatment being unavailable.

We must take steps to stop this FDA/Pharmaceutical Monolithic display of greed and exploitation of a helpless minority for profit. This can be accomplished. I am asking all patients who feel they are benefiting from this treatment to write me telling of their progress and also get their doctors to do the same. Give me your name, address, telephone or fax number and your doctor’s name, address, telephone or fax number. If we unite we have been assured of support in Washington, DC and together we can stop the FDA/Pharmaceutical greed machine from taking away this treatment. This will require the help and cooperation of all to accomplish. It is sad in a free society to see such despotic oppression of an ill minority which requires a desperate response to enable us to keep, restore and maintain our health. But it is this or the wheelchair. Is there a choice?

We ask that you also make copies of this letter and send them to your Senator, Congressperson and all segments of society and government connected with health care. Send copies also to everyone you know who has MS whether they are on this treatment or not. Many MS victims still have not heard of this treatment.

We received substantial help and coverage from Dr. Collin of this journal and Dr. Hoffer of the Orthomolecular Journal in 2000. Prior to that it was largely Canadian media reports.

For those unfamiliar with my history, I was diagnosed with MS in 1973 after 2 severe attacks which forced me to discontinue working and spend most of my time in bed, and able to walk only short distance. I was told by my doctors I would soon be in a wheelchair. After hearing Dr. F.R. Klenner was treating MS with success I went to Reidsville, North Carolina and began treatment. I began to recover and was well enough after 6 months to return to work as a teacher, although it was 2 years before I became symptom-free. I have enjoyed good health since, and at the age of 75 I am still working and looking after a 5-acre farm.

Dale Humpherys: #103- 9905 5th St., Sidney, B.C. V8L 2X6

email: dalehms [at] gmail [dot] com

Παρουσίαση από τον Dale Humpherys, Ιούλιος 2002
Towsend Letter for Doctors and Patients.
Δημοσιεύεται εδώ με την άδεια του συγγραφέα.

Πρόσθετα νούμερα που ήρθαν στο φως από την Εταιρία ΣΚΠ εκτιμούν το ετήσιο κόστος της ΣΚΠ στις ΗΠΑ στα $10 δισεκατομμύρια, υψηλότερο από το κόστος του άσθματος (περίπου $5 δισεκατομμύρια) και από όλες τις μολυσματικές ασθένειες (περίπου $8 δισεκατομμύρια), παρά τη μεγαλύτερη συχνότητα αυτών των ασθενειών. Περισσότεροι από 400.000 Αμερικανοί έχουν ΣΚΠ και αυτή η χώρα και ο Καναδάς έχουν από τα υψηλότερα ποσοστά στον κόσμο. Περιγράφονται ως «περιοχές υψηλού κινδύνου» για την ασθένεια.
Το κόστος των τεσσάρων φαρμάκων που είναι «αποδεκτά» για τη θεραπεία της ΣΚΠ κυμαίνεται από $12,300 ως $21,000 το χρόνο και τώρα πλησιάζει το $1 δισεκατομμύριο ετησίως. Και τα τέσσερα λέγεται ότι «μειώνουν τη συχνότητα και τη σοβαρότητα» των εξάρσεων της ΣΚΠ και καθυστερούν την εξέλιξη της αναπηρίας, αλλά κανένα δεν αντιστρέφει ή θεραπεύει την ασθένεια.
Όμως, υπάρχει μια ασφαλής και οικονομική θεραπεία για τη ΣΚΠ που στοιχίζει λιγότερο από $100 το μήνα. Εγώ και πολλοί άλλοι χρησιμοποιώντας αυτή τη θεραπεία έχουμε ανακάμψει πλήρως και ξαναγυρίσαμε σε μια παραγωγική ζωή. Μεταξύ αυτών είναι ο Paul Ferrari 650-344-6236 στην Καλιφόρνια και ο πατέρας του που είχε ALS και έζησε 20 χρόνια μ’ αυτή τη θεραπεία – ο μέσος χρόνος ζωής για τα θύματα αυτής της ασθένειας είναι 3 με 4 χρόνια. Εκτιμάται ότι υπάρχουν περίπου 500 ασθενείς στις ΗΠΑ και Καναδά που χρησιμοποιούν αυτή τη θεραπεία και σχεδόν όλοι ανακάμπτουν. Η αγωγή απαιτεί μια απλή καθημερινή ένεση που κάνει ο ίδιος ο ασθενής με βιταμίνη Β1 200 με 400 mg και με 2 cc εκχύλισμα συκωτιού την εβδομάδα.
Η πλήρης ιστορία μου υπάρχει σε ένα άρθρο που δημοσιεύτηκε στο Τεύχος Φεβρουαρίου/Μαρτίου 2000 του Townsend Letter. Στο Τεύχος Οκτωβρίου 2001 αυτής της ιατρικής εφημερίδας περιγράφω επίσης τις προσπάθειες του FDA που στοχεύουν να καταργήσουν αυτή τη θεραπεία σταματώντας την παραγωγή ενέσιμου εκχυλίσματος συκωτιού στις εταιρίες Merit, Phyne και Εργαστήρια Swartz. Αυτό συνεχίζεται επί 3 χρόνια και θα καταλήξει να κάνει τη θεραπεία αδύνατη.
Πρέπει να λάβουμε μέτρα για να σταματήσουμε την προσπάθεια κερδοσκοπίας και εκμετάλλευσης μιας αβοήθητης μειονότητας εκ μέρους του φαρμακευτικού μονοπωλίου FDA με στόχο το κέρδος. Αυτό είναι εφικτό. Ζητώ από όλους τους ασθενείς που νιώθουν ότι ωφελούνται από αυτή τη θεραπεία να μου γράψουν για την πρόοδό τους και επίσης να βάλουν τους γιατρούς τους να κάνουν το ίδιο. Δώστε μου το όνομά σας, διεύθυνση, αριθμό τηλεφώνου ή fax. Αν ενωθούμε έχουμε εξασφαλίσει την υποστήριξη της Ουάσιγκτον DC και μαζί μπορούμε να σταματήσουμε τον FDA/ φαρμακευτική μηχανή κερδοσκοπίας από το να καταργήσει αυτή τη θεραπεία. Αυτό χρειάζεται τη βοήθεια και συνεργασία όλων για να επιτευχθεί. Είναι λυπηρό σε μια ελεύθερη κοινωνία να βλέπεις τέτοια δεσποτική καταπίεση μιας άρρωστης μειονότητας που χρειάζεται απεγνωσμένα μια λύση που θα της επιτρέψει να ξαναποχτήσει και να διατηρήσει την υγεία της. Αλλά αυτή βρίσκεται στην αναπηρική πολυθρόνα. Υπάρχει επιλογή;
Ζητούμε επίσης να κάνετε φωτοτυπίες αυτού του γράμματος και να τις στείλετε to your Senator, Congressperson και σε όλα τα μέλη της κοινωνίας και της κυβέρνησης που συνδέονται με την πρόνοια της υγείας. Στείλτε επίσης αντίγραφα σε όλους που ξέρετε ότι έχουν ΣΚΠ, είτε ακολουθούν αυτή τη θεραπεία είτε όχι. Πολλά θύματα της ΣΚΠ δεν έχουν ακόμα ακούσει γι’ αυτή.
Έχουμε λάβει σημαντική βοήθεια και κάλυψη από τον Dr. Collin αυτής της εφημερίδας και από τον Dr. Hoffer της Ορθομοριακής Εφημερίδας του 2000. Πριν από αυτά υπήρξαν εκτεταμένες αναφορές στα ΜΜΕ του Καναδά.
Για όσους δε γνωρίζουν την ιστορία μου, διαγνώστηκα με ΣΚΠ το 1973 μετά από δυο σοβαρές κρίσεις που με ανάγκασαν να διακόψω την εργασία μου, να περνώ τον περισσότερο χρόνο μου στο κρεβάτι και να μπορώ να περπατήσω μόνο μικρές αποστάσεις. Οι γιατροί μου είχαν πει πως σύντομα θα βρισκόμουν στην αναπηρική πολυθρόνα. Όταν άκουσα πως ο Dr. F.R. Klenner θεράπευε τη ΣΚΠ με επιτυχία, πήγα στο Reidsville της Βόρειας Καρολίνα και άρχισα την αγωγή. Άρχισα να ανακάμπτω και μετά από 6 μήνες ήμουν αρκετά καλά για να ξαναγυρίσω στην εργασία μου ως εκπαιδευτικού, αν και χρειάστηκαν 2 χρόνια για να φύγουν όλα τα συμπτώματα. Από τότε απολαμβάνω καλή υγεία και στην ηλικία των 75 χρόνων εργάζομαι ακόμα και ψάχνω μια φάρμα 5 εκταρίων.

Multiple Sclerosis – Dale Humphreys’ Treatment

Presented by Dale Humpherys, February/March 2000
Towsend Letter for Doctors and Patients

Posted here with permission of the author

Multiple Sclerosis Treated with Injectable Vitamin B1 & Liver Extract

Editor:

This is a case history of a recovery from a disease which exacts a terrible price in suffering and hardship from its victims and their families and for which orthodox medicine stubbornly insists there is no successful treatment.

MS has been reversed and cured by two doctors working independently and apparently unaware of each other since the 1940s. These two men were Dr. F.R. Klenner, MD of Reidsville, North Carolina and Dr. H.T.R. Mount, MD of Ottawa, Ontario. Dr. Klenner makes this claim in his medical paper “Response of Peripheral and Central Nerve Pathology to Mega-doses of the Vitamin B-Complex and other Metabolites,” in the Journal of Applied Nutrition, fall 1973. “Any victim of MS who will dramatically flush with the use of nicotinic acid and who has not yet progressed to the stage of myelin degeneration, as witnessed by sustained ankle clonus elicited in the orthodox manner, can be cured with the adequate employment of thiamin HCL and other factors of the vitamin B complex in conjunction with essential proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and injectable Liver Extract.

If sustained ankle clonus is not B1 lateral, then it is not a deterrent. We have had patients who did demonstrate B1 lateral sustained ankle clonus, and who were in wheelchairs, and who returned to normal activities after 5 to 8 years of treatment.” To cure MS is a dramatic claim to make for a disease which supposedly has no successful treatment. Dr. Klenner’s results speak for themselves.

Dr. Mount on the other hand, describes his patients as “clinically well” or “clinically improved.” For my part, MS is a brutal disease and anyone who has had it will have a reminder of it until the end of their days. The symptom that has remained with me is the heaviness in the feet when over-tired. I am otherwise symptom-free. I received many calls from doctors after my story was published and their comments during the first 5 or 10 years were “you are in remission.” Now in my 25th year I don’t hear that “remission” any more. Am I cured or in remission? As long as I take my intramuscular injection of B1 200 mg daily and my 2cc liver extract weekly I am completely well. Call it what you wish!

I was diagnosed in 1972 at the age of 44 and treated with a series of ACTH injections. I seemed to recover but still had extreme fatigue and numbness in my feet and legs which slowly improved. I continued to work at my profession as a teacher. In 1973 I had a second attack which was more severe, affecting my legs and arms and the fatigue forced me to quit work. I was able to be up for several hours at a time but had to spend most of my time in bed. I was again given ACTH injections which didn’t seem to have any effect. My GP and neurologist had no other treatment to offer.

They tried to encourage me by telling of the research being done on MS which was progressing rapidly and eventually would produce a drug which would cure MS, they assured me. While waiting for this cure to be discovered, I began to read extensively everything I could on MS. The exciting moment for me came when I was reading a book called How to Get Well by Dr. Paavo Airola, ND in which he said that Klenner was treating MS with much success.

After talking it over with my family I decided to go down to Reidsville, North Carolina, to see Dr. Klenner. I believed my doctors would be happy to hear this news, but when I told them they were silent and finally said, “Dale, this man Klenner is a quack — he will take your money and give you false hope. If there were a successful treatment for MS we would know about it — Don’t go.” Thank God I ignored this medical advice.

I phoned Dr. Klenner’s office and was told by his receptionist that he didn’t book appointments but that I should come down and he would see me. This sounded strange to me — no appointment? But I booked a flight from Victoria, British ColumB1a to Reidsville, North Carolina. A long flight. Fear tugged at my heart — could I make it? I could walk only a short distance and was suffering total fatigue. When I arrived at the small town of Reidsville at 1:00 p.m. I phoned Dr. Klenner’s office and was told to come to his office at 5:00 p.m. When I arrived there was a group of perhaps 25 people standing at the bottom of a flight of stairs leading up to his office on the 2nd floor of an old frame building. They told me they were waiting to get their name on the patient list for the next day. Presently Dr. Klenner’s receptionist appeared and tacked a piece of paper to the door. This paper had 20 numbers on it. If you were fortunate you got your name on the list which were the 20 patients Dr. Klenner would see the next day. I was fortunate and met him the following day. He was working alone with his wife who was an RN and a receptionist. I learned that his receptionist had come to him in a wheelchair with MS in 1961 — she was now completely recovered and worked several days a week in his office.

Dr. Klenner examined me and confirmed the diagnosis of MS while explaining to me how the treatment worked. He said I was fortunate to come to him while still on my feet as the recovery period would be shortened considerably. I received an injection of B1 and liver extract and a copy of his protocol which I was to read that night. I saw him again the next morning and was shown how to give myself intramuscular injections and told where to order the injectables. His final words to me were that I would recover completely and could probably go back to work within a matter of months. The fatigue I had suffered for 2 years was gone after the first several injections. I couldn’t believe it. I was still weak with numbness in my feet and legs but I had my strength again. Before I left, his wife cautioned me that I must have the daily injection for life because the B1 cannot be absorbed orally in pill form.

When I was ready to leave I asked Mrs. Klenner for my bill — she said it wasn’t made up yet and they would send it to me. I never did receive a bill from Dr. Klenner — so much for the quack who would take my money in return for false hope!

When I arrived home, putting Dr. Klenner’s full treatment schedule in effect proved to be a problem. Many of the oral medications weren’t available in Canada and some of these medications such as niacin caused me some stomach distress. I shall always be grateful to Dr. Abram Hoffer who guided me through this period. Dr. Hoffer was practicing in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan at that time but he always took my many telephone calls with the grace and compassion this great physician is renowned for. Dr. Hoffer has been practicing here in Victoria for quite some time and I had occasion to see him at his office recently about a problem I was having. I presented him with a sheet of the supplements I am presently taking and he said, “Dale, this must cost you a bundle but you’ll probably live to be a hundred.” Recalling what last month’s B1ll for supplements had been, I replied that I probably couldn’t afford to.

Several years later following an interview for CBC television broadcast nationwide, I received a call from a man in Toronto who told me he had been cured of MS by Dr. H.T.R. Mount, MD of Ottawa, Ontario. This was very interesting as I was unaware anyone else was treating MS. He sent me a copy of a medical paper which appeared in the Canadian Medical Association Journal June 2nd, 1973 in which he gives 14 case histories of MS patients treated successfully. On reading this paper I was surprised to find Dr. Mount was using B1 intravenously and liver extract intramuscularly and nothing else! Dr. Klenner was treating MS intensively with vitamins A, C, E, and all of the B vitamins and other metabolites in addition to the B1 and liver extract injections. Dr. Mount felt paralysis was a contraindication to his type of therapy whereas Dr. Klenner was treating patients with paralysis with success. Dr. Mount concludes his medical paper with a call for detailed studies to enlarge its use or to circumscribe its limitations.

Why have the positive results of these two men been stonewalled by orthodox medicine for 50 years? To answer this question let’s begin with the patient who goes to his GP with neurological symptoms suggestive of MS as I did. He is then referred to a neurologist for treatment. The neurologist gives the patient steroids, usually cortisone or ACTH which do not work. This is the stage at which this patient should be treated with intramuscular injections of Bl and liver extract. Would this safe, easily administered and economical treatment work with every patient? Perhaps and perhaps not. Would it work with 8 out of 10— 5 out of 10— 1 out of 10? Cortisone with ACTH produces 0 out of 10 results, so even 1 out of 10 is a win-win situation.

It is obvious that our neurologist, who is an “advisor” to the MS Society and probably receives a stipend thereof and who probably received a grant to do research work on a cause or cure for MS at one time during or following his medical education, won’t rock the boat by using a treatment that works. This would risk the whole financial structure salaries and grants funded with public money. This is called Empire Building. When did we become a society that victimizes its most vulnerable citizens? We are seeing the same sordid situation in the Cancer industry and with the alternative therapy treatments that threaten the medical status quo.

Of great concern to patients on this treatment has been the lack of readily available supplies of injectables, thiamine 100mg per ml in 30 ml bottles and liver extract in 30 ml bottles. In Canada the Canada Health Protection Branch (the Canadian version of the FDA) wouldn’t allow pharmacies to import thiamine and liver extract which were not produced here. Patients had to import their supplies from the US with all the red tape this entailed. Most pharmacies in the US didn’t stock these supplies because of the limited demand and had to order them from suppliers. This lack of a readily available supply was a hardship for patients and many finally became discouraged and gave up.

Steris Laboratories of Phoenix, Arizona was the sole manufacturer of vitamin and liver extract injectables in the US. Two years ago the cold heavy hand of the FDA fell on Steris Labs and they were forced to stop producing vitamin injectables. This has been a tragedy for MS patients and I have received many calls from desperate people asking for help. With the FDA’s record of crackdowns on nutritional therapies and supplements, was this an orchestrated plan to eliminate one more threat to orthodox medicine (neurologists et al.) from alternative therapies? I have every reason to believe it was.

Three years ago, Merit Pharmaceuticals of Los Angeles began producing liver extract. When I learned in 1998 what had happened at Steris, I called Charles Fahr, president of Merit Labs, and asked him if he could begin producing thiamin injectable in 30 ml, 100mg per ml. He said he was considering it and would probably start in August if things looked favorable. In January of 1999 I was informed by my pharmacist in the US that thiamine was still not available. I phoned Mr. Fahr again and he said they had decided to produce a 3Oml B Complex 100 injectable which had a formulation of thiamin 100mg per ml, B6, 2mg per ml, Pantothenate 2mg per ml, B2, 2mg per ml and niacinamide 100mg per ml. I asked why the thiamin wasn’t being produced and he said he felt that the market for thiamin had been killed by the FDA action but thought that the B-complex 100 would appeal to a broader market as many doctors routinely use a B-complex injection for their patients. This was good news for us as this formula supplied the 100mg of thiamin required to treat MS. When I checked again with the pharmacy in May I was told that because of an FDA quarantine it wouldn’t be available until July. This sounded like more FDA monkey business to me and I was receiving many desperate calls from patients. I saw Dr. Hoffer about it and he suggested having a compounding pharmacy make it up here in Victoria. He called a pharmacist and was told it could be done. A 100mg per ml, 30 ml bottle would cost $30. Patients require 2 bottles per month costing $60. We were paying $8 per bottle for $16 a month for imported thiamin. More than 3 times as expensive locally, but at least the spectre of a wheelchair hanging over us has been lifted for now.

In summary, there is a roadblock at the neurologists’ door for MS victims, but there is a ray of hope. In the 20 plus years I have been working to get the word out of a successful treatment for MS, I have talked with many GPs and the majority of them have told me that they saw no harm in helping these patients with the treatment even though they felt it wouldn’t work. With the increasing acceptance of alternative therapies by many physicians and the demand by an informed public for therapies which transcend the “cut, burn and poison” routine of orthodox medicine, an exciting new era is dawning for many people stricken with diseases which were formerly considered to be untreatable.

Dale Humpherys: #103- 9905 5th St., Sidney, B.C. V8L 2X6

email: dalehms [at] gmail [dot] com

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