September 1, 2016 PDI Newsletter
Welcome to this September 2016 PDI Newsletter.
Could it already be September? Little pieces of time seem to pass so slowly, while large blocks of time pass so rapidly. Maybe time does not pass us by, but it is we who pass through time. But what is time? Time is relative because it is an elusion. If you do not think time is an illusion, ask the guy who is sitting on a hot stove about time. We are tolerant of time when our Dupuytrens or Peyronies develops slowly and even stalls over a few years, yet we get anxious and demanding of our time when it does not go away after a few weeks of treatment. We need to appreciate time better.
Last month’s newsletter, “Exploring upper limits of a therapy plan”, was well received and popular based on the outstanding reader response I received. Many people took the time to tell me how much they liked this recent discussion. So much so was this topic helpful and meaningful to many of you that I have decided to convert the August newsletter into a “stuffer.” A stuffer is one of the many instruction sheets (those colored papers that discuss treatment ideas) that are stuffed into PDI and DCI orders when they are mailed out for delivery. I will be including this new stuffer with PDI and DCI orders so everyone will be reminded about how to increase their dosages more effectively.
This month’s PDI Newsletter is an important topic to those who treat both DC and PD. This newsletter is a reprint of this new stuffer because I want to sure that this information gets out quickly to our large newsletter audience of several thousand readers. I believe this stuffer version is better than the last newsletter because it is shorter and has more information packed into it. The DCI and PDI versions of this stuffer are essentially the same. However, I have reprinted the PDI version below because it is more detailed and inclusive because there are more therapy items available for Peyronie’s disease. Please review it to see if some of the ideas will help you do a better job of conducting your treatment plan. Here is the text of the new instruction form or stuffer:
Higher treatment dosage levels and safety
The question is often asked, “How high can my dosage be raised and still be safe?” When Mayo Clinic discusses vitamins that can cause toxicity due to over dosage, the vitamins they list is not very long:
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B1
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin B3
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
- Folic acid
Of these vitamins listed above, only vitamins C and E are used in the PDI treatment plans. For this reason vitamins E and C, items 1., 2. and 3., below, are used in the PDI protocols at a relatively low dosage. The simple truth is that those vitamins, minerals and enzymes used in the PDI protocols are known to have a low toxicity potential. This is why our program is as safe as it is, and why we have never received a report of side effects or any adverse reactions from anyone since 2002 while following our suggestions for the PDI protocols.
Through reports and conversations I have had with people who were successful in reducing their PD fibrous tissue, it is apparent that they use higher dosages to get their results. The 400-500 individuals who provided this information did not report side effects or any adverse reactions while taking these higher dosage levels:
Common Increased Dosage Levels in Successful PDI Plans
- Unique-E Vitamin E (180) – 2-3/day, do not take more than this
- Natural Vitamin C 1000 mg (100) or (250) – 2-4/day, do not take much than this
- Ascorbplex Vitamin C (180) – 2-4/day, do not take much more than this
- Fundamental Sulfur (100) – 6-8/day
- Acetyl-L-carnitine (60) – 6-8/day
- PABA (100) – 6-10/day
- Quercetin-Bromelain (100) – 3-4/day, do not go much higher
- L-Arginine (60) – 6-8/day
- CoQ10 (Ubiquinol) (30) – 2/day, seldom more
- Inflamazyme (90) – 8-14/day (depending on use of other enzymes)
- Fibrozym (100) or (200) – 6-12/day (depending on use of other enzymes)
- Nattokinase 1500 (120) – 6-16/day (depending on use of other enzymes)
- Neprinol (90) or (300) – 10-18/day (depending on use of other enzymes)
- Bromelain 5000 (60) – 6-12/day (depending on use of other enzymes)
- Scar Free spray (2 oz) – 2-3/day, applied, seldom more, under tongue
- Scars-Adhesions spray (2 oz) – 2-3/day, seldom more, under tongue
- PMD or Dusa Sal DMSO Gel (4 oz) – 1-3/day, seldom more, on skin surface
- Super CD Serum (1 oz) – applied with DMSO, on skin surface
- Unique-E Vitamin E pump bottle (1 oz) – applied with DMSO, on skin surface
- Genesen Pointers – 1-2/day
- Ultra Sound 3MHz – 3-5/week
- Massage and Exercise Instructions – 1-2/day, seldom more
- Gentle manual Penis Stretching Method© instructions – 1-3/day
- Prosta-Support (120) – 4/day
- Quell Krill fatty acids oil – 6-8/day
A reasonable and safe starting point for internal therapy is the manufacturer’s suggested dosage for each product. This dosage is continued for the first week or two of self-directed treatment, with slow gradual dosage increase every 7-10 days thereafter, until the 1st sign of PD scar reduction. If these starting doses stimulate a change in the size, shape, density and surface qualities of your scar(s), there is no need to increase your therapy plan; continue with treatment until your problem reaches its highest level of recovery. But if no fibrous tissue reduction is detected then small and gradual increases to your plan can be explored, as will be explained. When a small and simple plan does not help your body heal, it is reasonable to increase those dosages gradually for at least a few months.
Not all 25 internal and external therapy products have to be used in a plan, and not all have to be used at the upper dosage ranges you see here. The purpose of the above list is to offer a general guideline for the upper dosage range that has not shown to be a problem for the vast majority of people. Which therapies are added or increased in a plan, or how to balance a plan for greater effectiveness, are subjects of much discussion and experimentation. Please contact Dr. Herazy if you wish to explore possible options.
There are always special medical and physical circumstances that require a person to not follow a high or intense PDI Alternative Medicine treatment plan. Poor health, presence of multiple health problems, weak immune system, being on many different drugs, history of hypersensitivity to certain drugs and pharmaceutical agents, and other factors might dictate that only a reduced – or no – Alternative Medicine PD treatment is the appropriate course of action. Please talk to your doctor if any of these situations apply to you.
As you consider possible higher dosage levels used by these successful people, keep in mind:
- Each total daily dose should be taken in three divided doses, at the correct time relative to food and meals, throughout the day.
- A large percent of people have had to go near or into these higher dosages before progress was made. Only a few people reported good fibrous tissue reduction while following the lower starting dosage levels.
- More aggressive plans tend to be more successful than less aggressive plans. But for one reason or another (usually financial), not everyone uses all the therapies in their plan at the upper levels. Some use half of their internal therapies at a lower level and the other half of the therapies at higher levels; other people experiment by taking 1-2 of their internal therapies at a lower level and the rest of the internal therapies at higher levels. However, good treatment is all about success and of those who got the best results used all or almost all of their internal therapies at the higher levels.
- Immediately report to your treating physician any unusual reaction or response that is not usual or common for you. Be aware of any changes in your personal condition, such as skin, digestion, breathing, balance, appetite, sleep, energy levels, bladder and bowel habits, pain levels, etc. and report any changes for your doctor to evaluate.
- Most successful people used a total or complete “vacation” or temporary stoppage of their therapy plans when on a higher dosage level, often lasting 3-5 days for every 30-60 days of therapy. Some used only a small or partial rest or stoppage of therapy, and a few did no rest or stoppage at all. The purpose of this periodic stoppage of Alternative Medicine treatment is to minimize the potential for liver, kidney, skin, etc. toxicity and side effects. This was a matter that often appeared dependent on the overall health history of the individual and the judgment of their treating physician. The higher your treatment dosage is increased, the more important becomes the need to take a brief periodic treatment break.
- If someone has a history of serious illness or reduced immune activity they are advised to more slowly proceed with their Alternative Medicine PDI treatment, take more rests from active Alternative Medicine treatment, be more suspicious about observing for any signs of local tissue and broad systematic side effects, and consult with their local treating physicians more often as a standard safeguard.
- Almost all people followed the pattern of taking enzymes explained in the form, “Graduated or Stepped-Up Intake.”
- There are several hundred innovative ways to combine and use the 25 internal and external therapies in a wide variety of different strategies. It would take a few years to adequately explore them all. Some strategies and combinations seem to meet with success more than others, so it is best to actively explore many treatment options to determine which one might work best in your situation. It is not true that you have really used the PDI method for Peyronie’s disease if you have been on a modified or partial plan, or a low-dose program for a few weeks, or a haphazardly used plan; that is just “playing” at serious treatment.
- It has been my personal observation that in the majority of cases, perhaps 70-80%, if someone has aggressively and faithfully followed the treatment program outline on the PDI website for at least 2-3 months, they will experience some degree of fibrous tissue reduction. This fibrous reduction might not be a total and complete success; sometimes it is and sometimes it is not. Experience has shown most people will earn some (small or total) degree of fibrous reduction if they simply use their program as suggested. Those people who understand that healing and tissue repair take time tend to give themselves at least a few months of intense care and for this reason they do much better than those people who do not allow themselves enough time to recover from their Peyronie’s disease.
- Not everyone responds to PDI treatment concepts. For every 8-10 reports of partial or total success I receive, there is one report that the program did not work. When I ask these unsuccessful people a few questions about how they conducted their program, and how their plan was structured, I usually learn that they often made basic mistakes, modified the PDI ideas, or for one reason or another they simply did not follow the PDI strategies and ideas.
Talk to your doctor about your Peyronie’s treatment program so he/she is fully aware of the Alternative Medicine program you have decided to use. Please discuss all information received from PDI with your personal physician in detail before using any information or materials purchased from PDI. The above information represents ideas and suggestions for your consideration only; final treatment strategy and approval should come from your doctor. Information provided by PDI should not be construed as personal medical advice or instruction. Statements, information and opinions expressed herein has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration nor are all of the materials or products presented herein intended to treat, cure or prevent disease. ©Copyright 2016. Natural Health Education LLC and Peyronie’s Disease Institute, Arlington Heights, IL 60004. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use or copyright infringement, without written authorization, will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
This concludes our discussion for this issue of the newsletter. I hope everyone found this issue of the PDI Newsletter interesting and informative so you can do a better job of helping your own PD or DC condition.
Enjoy the warmer weather coming our way as spring becomes summer. Stay focused on your treatment plan. TRH