December 1, 2018 PDI Newsletter
Greetings to all PDI and DCI Warriors,
Welcome to this December 2018 Peyronie’s Disease Institute newsletter. Getting ready for the holiday season and early winter issues should be keeping everyone busy. Let me be one of the first to wish each of you a blessed and joyous Merry Christmas.
The important message of this month’s Newsletter is that RLXXXXX, shown below, in spite of making a significant error in using his plan reports making progress with this Peyronie’s disease problem. Since the PDI plan is so broad-based, I suppose what he did still addressed enough of his problem that he got some benefit from it anyway. But I am concerned he could have gotten more done in his treatment if he used it correctly. I hate to think anyone is working with us and not earning the best possible results.
A lot of people make innocent errors or misread the instructions they are given. They forget what they read. They read too quickly. They skim-read and miss or reverse an important idea. In the end they do not follow instructions and pay for it by not getting good results. RLXXXXX got lucky, and he unwittingly helped himself anyway. Other people are not so lucky. They do not realize they are messing up the instructions they are given, and have no idea why they do not respond. Could this be you? Are you sure you are doing everything correctly?
Think of how much better he might be doing right now if he did everything the right way.
Our last newsletter of the year will use the popular and familiar format of presenting a simple email exchange that so often happens when someone’s email brings up interesting information that applies to both Dupuytren’s contracture and Peyronie’s disease treatment. You will see text of two different colors, indicating the thoughts of two different people. This system allows me to quickly drop my reply between lines of an email so that there is no question about my response. It is a faster and more accurate way to communicate. I find that many of my family, friends, PDI and DCI Warriors and vendors often do it now. Like the 1971 Alka-Seltzer ad told us, “Try it, you’ll like it.”
Read this series of combined emails like the back-and-forth of two people talking while one occasionally interrupts the other to make an important point or answer a question. To understand the flow of the conversation, keep in mind that the text in black is from RLXXXXX and the text in red is from me.
For those of you who are new to the PDI newsletters, please simply apply the ideas expressed here about Alternative Medicine treatment and dosage to what you are doing for your PD or DC, since they are similar in many ways. Treatment is also similar; what can be done for one problem can also be done for the other.
RLXXXXXXX is beginning to respond with his Peyronie’s disease treatment, but not as well as he wishes. He has a few specific questions about diet, alcohol, and cold intake as it relates to his treatment of Peyronie’s disease that also applies to Dupuytren’s contracture treatment, so everyone should find this email interesting and helpful.
One last thing before we begin. Early in his email RLXXXXXX writes the name of a company he got some enzymes from before he found PDI. I looked them up on the internet and found they were associated with a wide range of complaints and problems with the Better Business Bureau and other entities. For this reason I removed the name of the company so that they would not be promoted in any way.
11/6/2018 8:15 PM
I writing you because in my latest order I received a paper asking if I’m making any progress. To give you a little history I discovered I developed Peyronie’s disease back in January of this year. I never knew something like Peyronie’s disease existed until it happened to me. After some research I know my PD was caused by trauma and my wife and I both know now how that happened. I went to the urologist and just like your story it was very discouraging. Very common situation, RLXXXXX. If people knew about Peyronie’s disease they would be more careful and avoid those bedroom accidents that lead to PD. What you do not know can hurt you. I wasn’t going to give up that easily so I did some research to find something I could at least try to help my situation. I came across a company called XXXXXX Health Products that had some enzymes that helps dissolve PD scar. I started that sometime at the end of January beginning of February. I kept researching then I found your website. It was very informative and helpful thank you! I wanted to be as aggressive as I possibly could be so I purchased your (best) largest plan and the book and started the program sometime at the end of May. I started the diet and followed the program very consistently. The summer months came and I found it more difficult to keep up with all the therapies that I was doing but I still stayed consistent with the vitamins, enzymes, DMSO and ultrasound. You’ll be able to tell by my purchase history I have made a lot of effort to get better. Now that the nights are longer and the days are shorter I plan to aggressively get back to the therapy. Good. Occasional or casual effort is not enough to encourage big tissue changes. A full-time and whole-hearted effort gets best results. You are not using drugs that MAKE the tissue change. You are using a combination of many natural therapies that HELP the body heal better. Your body wants to be healthy and normal, but it might need a lot of this kind of help. This natural Alt Med approach is slower and not as dramatic as the use of drugs. Time and persistence are needed. A small amount of help might not be enough to encourage healing.
As for my progress the positive is it hasn’t gotten any worse after sliding downhill fast, and I definitely feel a slight change in shape and the texture of the scar is changing quite often especially when I use the ultrasound. Congratulations. Yes, the shape and texture of the Peyronie’s disease scar tissue changes when you follow a good treatment plan; but first you have to know what is going on by studying the scar tissue in detail. Good for you that you are so aware of the scar tissue that you recognize those changes; this shows your plan is working. As long as your PD scar tissue continues to respond in a positive way you do not need to continue increasing any dosage; just keep all dosages and therapies the same if the scar continues respond. The curvature is about the same, at least no worse. You started your PDI plan four months ago so you are not too far into it. Healing takes time, be patient. I do not know anything about your current dosages, like if you are near or in the usual therapeutic dosage range. If you are following the PDI instructions exactly as presented – I hope you are – you should be coming into a decent therapeutic dosage level about now. I find a lot of people use their plans for 3-6 months and are still basically using their therapies at a low starting dosage level. They wonder why little improvement has happened. Do not expect big changes in the PD scar tissue or much improvement of your curve if you are using low dosage levels. Please refer to the original notes you were given with your first order to see what the common therapeutic dosages are for most people. If your dosages tend to be low (PABA 3/day, Neprinol 6/day, etc. as examples) it might explain why your curvature has not changed even though your PD scar is responding. Most people who have both improvement of their scar tissue and distortion are using higher dosages in the therapeutic range as described in the notes. Your dosages might be too low for more rapid changes to take place. You report your scar is changing. Your problem is that it has not changed enough for the curve to improve, yet. You can either keep your plan at the same level and improve at your current rate, or you can increase the intensity of your plan to see if you can get it to move faster and get that curvature better.
I’m in the process of re-reading the book. You will likely discover new information as you re-read the book. I have been adjusting my plan and trying different combinations of supplements. I now feel I will concentrate on increasing my enzymes like Neprinol, Nattokinase, Fibrozym along with concentrating on the diet plan and the other therapy’s. You have been treating your Dupuytren’s contracture for over four months. From the very beginning you should have been working with your enzymes. This might explain why your progress is limited. and why your curve has not changed as much as the scar has reduced. If your plan is not balanced (in your case this might mean you have been comparatively low in enzymes because you have been mostly increasing your “Group 2” internal support therapies). It looks like you were doing things a little backwards for four months, RLXXXX – the instructions indicated it would be better to emphasize the enzymes (Group 1) more than the internal support therapies (Group 2), but you did it the opposite. Please reread all the treatment instructions you have. If there is anything you do not understand, please let me know. It is for your own good that you do a better job of following the treatment instructions you were given with your first order. I have to be honest I eat very well but I was drinking some alcohol during the summer months. Not sure what effect alcohol has on this but if you can describe the negative effects it has on Peyronie’s disease it would help me very much to eliminate alcohol all together. I know alcohol is on the avoid list. Any advice or encouragement would be much appreciated. Light alcohol intake is usually not a major issue. But the stricter you are in limiting alcohol intake the better. Can you also tell me why you suggest drinking only warm drinks and eating warm food? If I know the reasons behind this it’s easier for me to stay committed to the program. Many people wonder why the dietary suggestions ask that you eliminate all cold foods and drinks. In that same chapter of my book that talks about different dietary issues, at the very beginning, I say that most of the dietary suggestions are based on ancient Chinese yin/yang concepts that are so much a part of the Chinese cosmology or philosophy of life, but commonly associated with the practice of acupuncture and martial arts. I go on to say that it would require an explanation that could run for several books to completely and thoroughly explain these concepts. You are asking a simple and direct question that from a Western standpoint should have a simple and direct answer – that makes sense. But the answer is not so simple or direct – it is very complex without a good understanding of traditional yin/yang concepts. Suffice it to say that Cold (it is always capitalized in Chinese acupuncture books when referring to the energetic concept that is the opposite of Heat) injures the energy of the body. While they would write, “It is cold outside” when referring to simple temperature. When referring to the yin/yang concepts of energy they would write “My low back pain is caused by Cold,” or “She is sick because she has an excess of Cold in the Lung meridian, so treatment should be to increase Heat.” In the yin/yang concept there is a great difference between the two; it takes a Western student a long time to understand this difference in thought that is fundamental to Oriental thinking. Even today the Chinese do not drink cold drinks or use ice nearly as much as other parts of the world, and they strongly prefer hot drinks and warm food. If you go to a Chinese restaurant that is run by older people or those less Westernized, they do not serve ice with drinks, and always offer hot tea. If it’s an Americanized Chinese restaurant you probably would get ice in your water. There is a strong cultural and health concept going on with them in this regard. Cold tends to destroy Chi, and Heat promotes Chi. (Chi is roughly interpreted in the modern Western culture as the energy that runs the body, or the life force of the body.) The Chinese interest in the Heat/Cold concept is all about the movement and creation of Chi energy in the body. The concept is that Cold slows down energy and injures it, and Heat speeds energy up and restores it. Think of what happens to water when it is exposed to cold – it stops, contracts and turns to ice – and when exposed to heat – it speeds up, expands and boils, transforming into steam energy. I had better stop before I write more and bore you to death. The subject of Heat/Cold is a complex technical aspect of Oriental Medicine. If you really want to know more I suggest that you simply get several acupuncture text books and study the subject thoroughly. I’m not ready to give up I’m ready to give it my best effort! That is the only way to do; half efforts usually lead to nothing. TRH
Well there you have the little discussion between RLXXXXX and me. Let’s all hope he gets his enzyme intake increased and can stay focused on his plan. If he does he should continue to do well with his Peyronie’s disease tissue, and his curvature should respond also. It all depends on him and how well he can stick to the business of getting well.
I hope you found this issue of the PDI Newsletter interesting and informative so you can do a better job of self-treating your own Peyronie’s disease or Dupuytren’s contracture. If you want to contact me about your problem or any treatment question, please send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Merry Christmas to all PDI and DCI Warriors. Enjoy your holiday with those you love, and take care of yourselves. Keep warm and stay focused on your treatment plans. TRH