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Immuno-Nutrition & Hyper alimentation

 

IMMUNO-NUTRITION

Intra Venous Nutrition & Hyper alimentation (IV PUSH & IV INFUSION)

Immune system is defense system of the body which protects us from infections, repairs our body after injuries helps the body to fight against cancer, protects us from allergies and keeps us healthy and active. The immune system needs continuous supply of vitamins and minerals to keep itself in good health from foods, water and air. But our foods, water and air have meager amount of vitamins, minerals and oxygen. These are rather full of insecticides, pesticides, heavy metals (lead, mercury, arsenic) being used excessively by our farmers and industry. When the immune system does not have proper supply of required vitamins and minerals it becomes weak and people get sicker and sicker. They always have low energy level, feeling of fatigue and tiredness, pains and aches in body, have frequent infections like coughs and colds, chest infections and urinary infections. The environmental pollutions can also cause hyper reactive immune system which can also be damaging for the body, causing allergies and auto immune diseases.

About 87% of my patients are suffering from food intolerance or allergy. Patients with food intolerance or food allergies have considerable intestinal irritation at least in microscopic (cellular level), leading to changes in mucosa of intestine. Patients suffering  urticaria, asthma, and eczema cannot absorb vitamins and minerals in foods, tablets, capsules/sachets thus leading to sick immune system.

In old age similar changes take place in intestines and they develop weak immune system although they are taking the full doses of vitamins and minerals. But these are not absorbed and pass out of the body along with undigested foods. When we give an oral supplement to such a patient, it is often incompletely or minimally absorbed.   On the other hand, if we give a nutrient to such a patient intravenously, we pretty much know it’s going where we want it.

Many patients who are severely nutrient deficient are unable to absorb those very nutrients they lack (magnesium is a good example).  The result is – of course – they get sicker.  Often oral supplements will make them ill, or they simply won’t tolerate them.  The very patients who have the most severe deficiencies are the ones who are often unable to take oral supplements.  And even if they can, they likely won’t absorb them because of severe food intolerance and intestinal mucosal injury.

Lastly, IV therapy often works almost instantaneously.  We still mostly rely upon consistent oral therapy for most/ all of our patients, but that always takes time to work – sometimes up to 3 months or so.  IV treatment with the same nutrients works much more quickly.

At last estimate, about two thousand IV Injections given in our clinic and Dr.Shrader (USA) has given somewhere over 12,000 IV nutrient injections in his office.  Actual reactions to IV therapy (on a per capita basis) in my office have been far less than reactions from allergy testing or immunotherapy, and have been almost exclusively due to preservatives rather than any nutrient itself.

IV therapy with nutrients is an extremely valuable treatment, primarily because we are able to administer very large doses of nutrients compared to doses that can be absorbed with oral treatment.  Vitamins, minerals, amino acids and certain other nutrients can have an incredibly potent drug-like effect when given directly IV, but without the side effects one often sees with drugs.

PATIENTS SUFFERIENG FROM FOLLOWING DISEASES NEED IV THERAPY

1.    Patients who feel generally unwell for any number of reasons patients.

2.    Old age and chronic Fatigue Syndrome, who always feel tired and fatiguedl

3.    Asthma, acute and chronic

4.    Chemical Toxicity secondary to any acute or chronic exposure to chemicals, including patients with severe environmental illness, chemical sensitivity, acute or post exposure to chemicals (the glutathione protocol may help any time after)

5.    Peripheral vascular or cerebrovascular insufficiency with or without gangrene or recurrent TIA’s may be used in conjunction with chelation therapy

6.     Adjunctive treatment for cancer

7.     Cardiac insufficiency with or without hypertension; intractable angina

8.     Acute or chronic viral infections

9.     Multiple food allergy/intolerance, with or without proven deficiency

10.     Urticaria, acute and chronic

11.  Migraine, other headaches

12.  Macular degeneration

13.  Muscle spasm/sprain

14.  Rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative or reactive arthritis

15.  Eczema

16.  Pre-operative/pre-radiation therapy

17. Severe illness of most any variety, such as cancer, AIDS, hepatitis

 

ORAL NUTRITION THERAPY

There are many types of nutritional deficiency, but here is a short list of some of the usual causes in this country:

  1.  Inadequate nutrient intake.  Even government studies show the population as a whole has inadequate intake of major nutrients; deficiencies are common.
  2. Malabsorbtion, secondary to:

a.  Food allergy or intolerance caused by chronic mucosal irritation, and often directly by the very limited and  restricted diets many of my patients must follow as a result of their worsening food intolerances

b.   Intestinal dysbiosis (or unbalanced or “bad” organisms in the intestinal tract), often as a result of chronic food intolerance and/or chronic use or abuse of antibiotics

c.  Achlorhydria (little or no acid in the stomach)  common in adults over 40 and asthmatic children – we need stomach acid to dissolve the minerals from our foods.  Consider that the next time you take your little purple pill!

d.   Chronic inflammation due to more serious problems like

1)  gastritis

2)  enteritis (Crohns, terminal ileitis, etc.)

3)  colitis (ulcerative, IBS, etc.)

4)  chronic use NSAIDs, corticosteroids, others

Another major issue is that a vast number of  patients now take histamine-blocking agents for indigestion, heartburn and gastric reflux (GERD).  These drugs act by blocking acid production in the stomach.  What’s wrong with that, you ask?  We need that acid to dissolve the essential minerals from our foods!  Hydrochloric acid dissolves many of the minerals from our foods – it was put there for a reason.  So, many patients who take these types of drugs on a daily basis are simply not getting the nutrients they need, because they’ve “neutralized” one of the major methods our bodies offer us to utilize the few nutrients we do get!

Many Environmental physicians saw that writing on the wall, once the H1 and H2 blockers hit the market. Sure enough, medical studies appeared demonstrating a marked increase in the incidence of osteoporosis in patients who took these medications. And calcium is one of the easiest minerals to measure. Think about what’s happening with the trace minerals which are much harder to measure and to study and are of vital importance in most enzymatic reactions in the body!

Think of that the next time you take that “purple pill”.  By the way, the solution to this problem is to eliminate the foods that are causing the symptoms at first, and then treat the sensitivities with immunotherapy (LDA) so these foods may be safely eaten without causing irritation.

By far the most common cause of nutritional deficiencies in this country is the inadequate intake of the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients we need.  It never ceases to amaze me how few vegetables and whole foods we eat as a population compared to 50 years ago.  Adequate nutrition almost cannot be found in our population today.  Each “essential” vitamin and other nutrient we need performs scores if not thousands of critical functions in the human body – that’s why they’re called “essential”.  Since we need many, many vitamins, minerals and other nutrients for our bodies function normally, process the free radicals we produce every second and detoxify chemicals and other substances in our environment, what happens if we just don’t have them?

Well, we see exactly what’s happening today – an increasing incidence of degenerative and autoimmune diseases.  Modern medicine has performed near miracles for acute illness (heart attacks, fractures, injuries, etc.), but it does little for the daily degeneration of tissue caused by inadequate nutrient intake. At least the FDA has now declared that Trans Fatty Acids are terribly toxic.

This is why nutrition is so important in my practice, and we strongly encourage our patients to eat right and take appropriate vitamin and mineral supplements on a daily basis.  And I don’t mean “one-a-day” types of vitamins – you might as well throw those out in the street for all the benefit they offer.  People – especially those who have one of the reasons I listed as to why they may not absorb nutrients correctly – need supplements that are easy to absorb and are metabolically available to produce benefit.  Nutrients today can offer amazing results, if you take the right ones!

I feel it’s important that most of my patients take nutritional supplements.  Many patients who come to see me take them, but the combinations are wrong, or the supplements they take are not easily or well absorbed.  We can remedy this problem with nutrients that are simple and safe.  You really don’t have to take 50 different nutrients a day to feel well!

 

INTRAVENOUS-NUTRITION THERAPY

ORAL NUTRITION THERAPY

Dr.Shrader has taught the only course of IV therapy with nutrients available from a Medical Doctor in the world since 1992, every spring for the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM), and since 2007, an IV Workshop in the spring and/or fall for the American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM).  In the past few years, finally other IV courses have begun in the USA, most notable for naturopaths. I’ve also taught the course in the U.K and Japan. IV therapy with nutrients is an extremely valuable treatment, primarily because we are able to administer very large doses of nutrients compared to doses that can be absorbed with oral treatment.  Vitamins, minerals, amino acids and certain other nutrients can have an incredibly potent drug-like effect when given directly IV, but without the side effects one often sees with drugs.

IV therapy with nutrients may be given only a few times, as needed, of even weekly over a period of time.  The benefits depend on individual patients and the problem being treated.  Here is a list of problems we treat with various IV protocols I have developed over 25 years, listed in order of the most commonly used and best effect in our office.  This should not be considered to be a complete list of indications, but will give you an idea of what IV therapy with nutrients can benefit.

1.    Patients who feel generally “unwell” for any number of reasons – patients we commonly see in our office, as an initial “trial” of therapy, usually starting with the Meyer protocol

2.    Asthma, acute and chronic

3.    Chemical Toxicity secondary to any acute or chronic exposure to chemicals, including patients with severe environmental illness, chemical sensitivity, acute or post exposure to chemicals (the glutathione protocol may help any time after)

4.    Peripheral vascular or cerebrovascular insufficiency with or without gangrene or recurrent TIA’s – may be used in conjunction with chelation therapy

5.     Adjunctive treatment for cancer (with IV Vitamin C)

6.     Cardiac insufficiency with or without hypertension; intractable angina

7.     Acute or chronic viral infections

8.     Multiple food allergy/intolerance, with or without proven deficiency

9.     Urticaria, acute and chronic

10.  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

11.  Migraine, other headaches

12.  Macular degeneration

13.  Muscle spasm/sprain

14.  Rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative or “reactive” arthritis

15.  Eczema

16.  Pre-operative/pre-radiation therapy

17. Severe illness of most any variety, such as AIDS and hepatitis

CONDITIONS WE TREAT