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Multiple Sclerosis and (lots of) Vitamin D - book by patient on Coimbra protocol - Feb 2016

Multiple Sclerosis and (lots of) Vitamin D: My Eight-Year Treatment with The Coimbra Protocol for Autoimmune Diseases

Update Feb 2017 short YouTube video of her 9 years on the Coimbra protocol



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Amazon prices for 132 page book

$4 ebook
$0 Kindle Unlimited
$ 9.27 paperback


Description on Amazon
"The Coimbra Protocol relies on doses of vitamin D that range from 40,000 IU to 200,000 IU per day."
Mounting scientific evidence clearly shows that vitamin D has a powerful effect on autoimmune diseases, yet most doctors continue to prescribe no more than 1,000 IU or 2,000 IU a day to patients that suffer from such conditions. In this book, Ana Claudia Domene describes her experience with multiple sclerosis and the treatment that has radically eased her symptoms, allowed her to discontinue all conventional medications, and restored her health. Developed by Dr. Cicero Galli Coimbra, a neurologist practicing in São Paulo, Brazil, the Coimbra Protocol is a therapeutic approach that relies on high doses of vitamin D to halt the misguided attacks of the immune system, and it has enabled thousands of patients around the world to keep their autoimmune diseases in permanent remission.

I purchased it - very nice
Includes her history and a chapter of many others on the protocol

A few paragraphs from her book

  • The Coimbra Protocol requires doses of vitamin D that range from 40,000 IU to 200,000 IU per day. Usually, the dose stays around 1,000 IU per kilogram (2.2 lbs.) of the patient’s weight per day.
  • During the treatment, vitamin D levels can range from 300 – 4,000 ng/ ml. This is well above the normal range listed by the laboratories, which is 30 – 100 ng/ ml.
  • Only the doctor can determine if a patient is a good candidate to follow the Coimbra Protocol. Certain conditions might need to be addressed before the patient can take high doses of vitamin D, such as kidney or thyroid problems, among others. There are a few diseases, like sarcoidosis, that might make the patient abnormally sensitive to vitamin D. In general, the great majority of patients will be able to follow the Coimbra Protocol, but only the doctor can evaluate your health issues before you start the treatment.
  • Doctors will request different tests depending on the specific needs of each patient. According to Dr. Coimbra, the most important measurements in the protocol are the PTH and 24-hour urinary calcium. Other measurements usually requested are total and ionized calcium, 25( OH) D3, vitamin B12, urea and creatinine, albumin, ferritin, chrome serum, serum phosphate, and phosphaturia 24 hrs, among others.
  • According to Dr. Coimbra, vitamin D is responsible for 95 percent of the treatment success. With that said, doctors do prescribe other supplements. The list of supplements and their respective doses vary from patient to patient, but the most common ones are complex B, riboflavin, B12, omega-3, magnesium, choline, chromium picolinate.
  • Year after year, the imaging tests confirm that I have made the best possible decision. Many lesions simply disappeared, others are still there, like scars, but there’s been no progression of the disease. Absolutely no progression at all! This fact in itself is already cause for celebration, and my most profound gratitude to this doctor who has dedicated his life to his patients.
  • We are a group of people, from all over the world, who simply feel a moral duty to pass on information about what we have received.

Doctors using Coimbra Protocol

Shown on Google Maps with details on each doctor Map as of March 2017
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Comments by Henry Lahore, admin of VitaminDWiki

  1. Some doctors just prescribe 2,000 IU of vitamin D to reduce MS symptoms.
    Dr. Coimbra gives 40,000 to 200,000 daily to CURE MS
    (actually eliminate all symptoms, but must continue taking vitamin D for life)
  2. He has claimed that the very high dose Vitamin D should work with most/all auto-immune diseases.
    I have wondered, for 4+ years now, if very high dose Vitamin D will also work for many other diseases.
    Not just work, but perhaps fully treat if the disease has not progressed too far.
  3. I have wondered how many people who are able to achieve 40-60 nanograms of vitamin D in their blood are still not able to get a good level in their cells due to gene problems. That is, their vitamin D levels test as being good, but their cells are not getting the benefit.
  4. I wonder how much his succes rate (80%?) would be improved if he were to add Omega-3 and Magnesium to his protocol

See also VitaminDWiki

Intervention AND Multiple Sclerosis in VitaminDWiki

Interview of author on Grassroots Health 2016

Facebook pages on Vitamin D and Multiple Sclerosis (original list)

From list on Google Drives
English

Brazilian/Portuguese

German

Spanish

French

Italian

Romanian

Greek

Western Balkan countries, Croatia and Slovenia 7,000 members at end of March 2017

Slovene

Macedonian

Lithuanian

Norwegian

Serbian:

Russian added Feb 2017

Some Facebook pages on just Vitamin D



Vitamin D Protocol used by Dr. Coimbra for Multiple Sclerosis etc.
Snips as of April 2016 http://www.vitamindprotocol.com/dr.-coimbra-s-ms-protocol.html

  • 1,000 IU's vitamin D per kilogram as a first approximation
    (apparently increased/decreased depending of resulting vitamin D blood level)
  • Vitamin B2, magnesium glycinate, boron, chromium picolinate, Omega 3 DHA, Zinc, Methylcobalamin form of B12, Choline, etc.
  • Lack of B12 may affect 10%–15% of the general population and may be the most prevalent genetic risk factor for several human diseases
  • Discontinue eating or drinking dairy products or calcium enriched foods or beverages, also no Ca supplements
  • Drink as least 2.5 liters [85 ounces] of fluids, preferably water
  • Required Tests:​ Vitamin D, Parathyroid, Blood calcium, urinary calcium

Very detailed description of Coimbra Protocol

Coimbra’s Protocol Summary
At ThisIsMS Dec 2015
Before/after Images of patients and brains followed by many many details

1 - Exams

The exams need to be done each 6 months (the doctor's visit occur each 6 months on this treatment):
Exams related with Vitamin D3
1 - 25(OH)D3 to measure the levels of vitamin D3;
2 - 1,25(OH)D3 also measure vitamin D3;
3 - Parathyroid Hormone (PTH);
4 - Calcium in urine in 24 hours;
5 - Total calcium and ionized calcium;
6 - Phosphaturia (to measure the excessive discharge of phosphates in the urine);
7 - Serum Phosphorous;
8 - Creatinine;
9 - Urea;
Exams related with MS conditions
10 - Albumin;
11 - Ferritin;
12 - Serum Chromium;
13 - TSH and T4;

2 - Levels of Vitamin D3;

3 - Supplementation to empower Vitamin D3;

4 - Diet;

5 – Calcium, Exercises and Vitamin K2;


Video by a Coimbra Patient

March 2015, 6 minutes
In Portuguese with English Captions


Coimbra Protocol in Spanish

http://www.tengoesclerosismultiple.com/
Short URL: http://goo.gl/QI5Bfv

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