December 1, 2011 Newsletter
Greetings to all PDI Warriors,
Well, the end of the year draws close as the nights are definitely longer and the sunlight all the more beautiful and precious when we get it. Welcome to this December 2011 PD Institute newsletter.
Again this month we use the familiar and popular format of presenting a simple exchange and blending of emails between one of your PD brothers and me. For those who are part of our DCI readership, please simply apply the ideas expressed here about treatment dosage to knowing everything you can about the size, shape, density, thickness, and degree of lateral movement of the palm nodules and cords, as well as the exact degree of finger extension when you try to open your hand.
For those of you who have written to me with questions you will recognize the familiar format in which I do not write a separate email full of answers in response to your questions. Instead, I insert my comments and ideas into your own email so that I do not have to do as much writing and the answers are specific to the thing you want to know about. It also is a good way for me to be sure to answer every question you ask, and not just a few of them.
You will see in this series of emails I was given permission to use these emails from this dedicated PD Warrior.
You will also notice a few times I interrupt AXXXX in mid paragraph. Read these emails like two people talking and one interrupts the other to make an important point. To understand the flow of the conversation just keep in mind that the text in black is AXXXXX and the text in red is from me.
On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 10:12 AM, Dr. T. Herazy <email@example.com> wrote:
See below for additional comments about your current plan…
Theodore Herazy, DC, LAc
Peyronie’s Disease Institute
From: AXXXXXX VXXXXXX
Sent: Monday, November 14, 2011 11:11 AM
To: Dr. Theodore Herazy
Subject: Treatment Plan Question
I’m working my way through your “Peyronie’s Disease Handbook” and learning many valuable things along the way. I’m grateful to see so much info in one place, and, to find that many things I’ve learned on my own are also there.
I’m the meantime, I’m wondering if you’ll review my current treatment regimen listed below and let me know if you think I should add anything, subtract anything, or increase or modify dosages. I’m doing my best to do all this in accordance with the instructions, website, and handbook. I believe I’ve been seeing some results over the past two months. You are doing well to see positive changes while using only nattokinase; most men also need to use Fibrozym. I would consider trying to use just the Neprinol by itself, and see how it works for you and your scar. If that is not enough to get your scar to change favorably, then bring back the Fibrozym or Nattokinase, or all of them. You must keep experimenting to learn what makes your scar respond favorably and then continue with that. Also, can you tell me a bit more about what kind of progress you note after being on your treatment plan for two months? Specifically what changes have taken place with your scar?
- Unique E 400/400 – 2/day
- Vitamin C – 3000mg/day
- MSM – 2000mg/day You could consider increasing this.
- Nattokinase – 300mg/day (6000 FU total per day)
- Acetyl-L-Carnitine – 2000mg/day
- Quercetin/Bromelain Complex – 2000mg/day You could consider increasing this.
- PABA – 2000mg/day You could consider increasing this.
- Scar-X – 3 times per day
- Unique E oil + Super CP serum + DMSO. 3 times per day (sometimes 4) 3-4 daily is a lot; I doubt you could tolerate more than this. Most men cannot do twice daily treatment with DMSO.
I suggest you consider getting the gentle manual penis stretching video and add that to your plan; it is a relatively small one-time cost and the direct treatment it provides directly to the scar tissue has many benefits, especially by adding considerable variety to your plan which is overly slanted toward primarily internal therapies right now. You need to balance the internal therapy with more external therapy, OK?
Do you think I should add Neprinol in place of any of the internal therapies, or in addition to them? Men use Neprinol both ways – as a total substitute for the other enzyme products, or in addition to them (usually with the Neprinol being the primary enzyme source and the others being used as a minor role). The choice is yours. When I successfully treated my own scars that is what I did – I used the Neprinol as the primary and largest supply of systemic enzymes, and then added in a few of the others per day.
Any other recommendations? Not at this time. You do not need to make radical changes with your plan. Go slowly and be faithful to your plan. The best plan in the world will do no good unless you use it daily. TRH
On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 11:17 AM, Dr. T. Herazy <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
See below for comments…
From: AXXXXXX VXXXXXXXX
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 12:05 PM
To: Dr. Theodore Herazy
Subject: RE: Treatment Plan Question
Greetings Dr. Herazy,
Thanks for your quick response to my email. I have ordered the big Neprinol bottle, along with more PABA and Quercetin-Bromelain.
Over a period of several months I’ve been slowly adding to my plan as I’ve become more comfortable with the large intake of this multitude of supplements. Do not develop bad habits while taking large quantities of supplements at the same time: 1. Drink lots of water each time you take your supplements. Skimping on the water will only cause irritation to your esophagus you cannot afford to let happen. If you are swallowing pills throughout the day you cannot let yourself get sore since this will reduce your ability to treat yourself. 2. Make the water warm since cold water seems to tighten the throat muscles and this really helps get things down without binding or irritation to the esophagus lining. 3. Take only 2-3 pills at time to avoid throat irritation. If you ignore these ideas you quickly hurt yourself and your plan will suffer. You cannot afford to let anything interfere with your plan. I feel like I’ve seen some noticeable improvement over the past 2 months, and since you’ve asked, I’ll try to describe the plaques and recent changes as best I can.
Originally, 2 large C-shaped plaques on the shaft just before the head, essentially forming almost a complete circle around the base of the head. This originally produced a significant bottleneck and great instability, along with a 30 degree upward, 15 degree left bend. They were large, tender, and inflamed. Over the past two months, after adding MSM, carnitine, and then quercetin and finally PABA, the inflammation disappeared along with most of the soreness, and they began shrinking and breaking up into smaller, separate groups. The bends have decreased to about half of what they were, and a reduction of the bottleneck, although it’s still there. I’ve noticed over the past week now, that after I take the quercetin during the day, along with all the other supplements, there is a dull ache associated with the plaques (where there wasn’t any ache before), even though they are now quite soft and not swollen. Based on my past experiences, I think this is a good sign that there is positive change happening. Instead of a C shape, the “ends” of the plaques have disappeared and they are now just bumps about the size of a pea.
Based on this, I’m going to increase the PABA and quercetin especially, as the dull ache is correlated with the quercetin. I’ll also add the neprinol once that arrives. I found the MSM was producing stomach nausea at higher levels, so i’m taking it easy for now. I suggest you reduce dosage of MSM but do not stop taking it. Even if you take only 1 MSM/day you are ahead of the game. Once your nausea is under control slowly start to increase dosage to find your minimal dosage of MSM that does not upset your stomach. Stay at that lower level for a month or so, and then slowly increase dosage again to work your way back up to therapeutic levels once again.
Perhaps my age (27) and overall very good health (except the PD) have contributed to my improvement without the Neprinol so far? Perhaps, but if you are in such great shape why did you not heal your PD in the first place? I think the work you are doing is what made all the difference in your situation.
I would like to have you be able to give me more detailed and vivid description of the size, shape, density and surface features of your scars. Now that your scars are fragmenting and softening it is all the more important that you know exactly how to explain these physical attributes. When you can do this you then have a vivid word-picture to use to measure the progress or lack of progress of your plan. I am not asking that you do this for me. You are doing this for yourself so that you have a crystal clear mental image of the structure of your scars so that you will know when and how to change your dosage later as your progress continues. Please think more about these details for your own reference.
By the way, AXXXXX, do I have your permission to use this email in an upcoming PDI newsletter? Of course all personal reference of name and email addresses would be eliminated to protect your privacy. Please let me know. TRH
On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 3:24 PM, Dr. T. Herazy <email@example.com> wrote:
Greetings once again,
See below for additional comments…
Theodore Herazy, DC, LAc
From: AXXXXXXXXX VXXXXXXXX
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 11:49 AM
To: Dr. T. Herazy
Subject: Re: Treatment Plan Question
I continue to appreciate your prompt responses, and helpful and reassuring insights. You have my permission to use these emails as part of an upcoming newsletter (of course with name and email address removed as you mentioned). Thank you. Much appreciated.
I have upped my PABA and Quercetin-Bromelein to 3000mg each per day now. I take 1000mg PABA with each meal, and 1000mg Q-B between meals, three times a day. Is this a good aggressive level, or would you go any higher? So long as you continue to make progress with the reduction of your scar and improvement of your distortion then you could probably leave the dosage of either of these two at their current level. If an d when that progress slows down or stops, that is when you must increase your plan. But, what I suppose you are really asking about is pushing your dosage a bit to learn if you can increase the speed of your progress. Of the two products – PABA and Quercetin-Bromelain – I would tend to think that the PABA would be the place to increase dosage first and perhaps farther than before doing anything with the Quercetin-Bromelain. Going very slowly and gradually should keep you from upsetting your digestive system. A therapeutic dosage of PABA is around 3000mg taken 3-4 times daily, so we are talking about a total of 9,000 to 12,000mg daily of PABA; you can certainly take less than this and get great results, but keep this amount in mind as the upper level. A therapeutic dosage of quercetin is around 100mg per 3 pounds of body weight. This means that if you weigh 150 pounds you can take around 5000mg of quercetin daily. For you, I suggest just slowly working up your dosage keeping this upper limit in mind, while monitoring your scar for structural changes. Remember, dosage is not so much about what you or I think, but how your scar responds to your therapy plan. We might think we have the best plan in the world, and the prefect dosage, but if the scar does not change what difference does it make? The scar dictates your plan.
A little more info which may be relevant for readers of the newsletter: I spent the first 7 months or so of my PD treatment wasting time with tiny plans which I cobbled together from various websites around the internet (this consisted mainly of vitamin E, vitamin C, and nattokinase). I purchased mostly from Vitamin Shoppe as I was wary of getting scammed online. In hindsight, THIS WAS A GIGANTIC WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY. Yes, many people come to the PDI website to read and learn, then try to buy cheap vitamins and products from here and there. They eventually find that quality makes a huge difference to treatment outcome. My ideas and my experience are built around these products and how they interact with each other. I have many people tell me what you are saying. This is why I do not discuss treatment with people who are using “outside” therapy products. I do not know how to advise them, and I do not want to be associated with the poor results they are going to have. Finally about 2 months ago I decided I needed to jump in with both feet and aggressively pursue a full program through the PDI site. I attribute my recent positive results and continuing improvement to the aggressive treatment and tips I’ve developed with PDI, and my persistence in sticking with a complex daily routine. I hope this can serve as a motivation for others out there who, like me, dealt with uncertainty and lack of effort for so long. I see many men making the mistake that you went through. However, there is little that I can tell them directly because it puts me in a bad position to sound like I am just trying to sell things. The fact is that I did not start out selling anything on the PDI website. We just presented the information and let people get their own products. But it turns out that many men were buying junk products and making no progress. Some men asked me the names of the therapy products I used when I got over my PD. But it was from so many different vendors that they could not manage buying from all of them. So we slowly started to supply therapy products to help men buy the good stuff all from one source. They could count on our product quality and they could count on me to offer advice, ideas and opinions. Over time we have added books, videos and a complete line of therapy products and provide the necessary support to make sure everyone gets answers to questions and knows how to do what is needed to help his body cure this terrible problem. Keep up the good work. TRH
Well there you have it. AXXXXXXXX is getting positive results with his scars, bottle neck deformity and multiple curvature issues after two months using the PDI approach with PDI products, compared to no changes after seven months on his own with lesser grade products.
His story is familiar to me. Many of you dabble with your care and try to use products you hope will help you simply because you can buy them locally. When you do it that way, and your PD does not change, you blame the PDI concept. The truth of the matter is that many of you do not use the PDI concept, but you modify and weaken the PDI concept only to find that your approach does not work. I have been promoting these ideas and information for almost ten years now because it works very well when done correctly.
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Merry Christmas to all my friends and Warriors in PD. Enjoy your holiday with those you love, and take care of yourselves. See you next year – it’s coming fast at us!
Theodore R. Herazy, DC, LAc