August 1, 2016 PDI Newsletter
Greetings to all PDI and DCI Warriors,
Welcome to this August 2016 PD Institute newsletter. I trust all my friends continue to work hard for their recovery and are doing well. It’s been really hot and humid around here lately, so this must be the Midwest.
Here is an extremely important topic I believe is of great value and importance to all readers of this newsletter. The purpose of this month’s newsletter is to present ideas and information how high therapy dosages are often taken in order to be successful with DC and PD treatment.
Everyone who subscribes to this newsletter has questions about the best way to find an effective therapy dosage, and how high might dosage have to be raised during treatment. It seems the $64,000 question is how to safely reach the upper dosage range where most of the good fibrous tissue treatment response occurs. The problem with reaching an effective Alternative Medicine dosage is that almost everyone is afraid of using a dosage level that is any higher than what is on the bottle label. The fear has been created by the medical establishment that taking too many supplements might lead to serious side effects or health problems caused by overdosing. Because of medical propaganda and the desire to maintain medical control of health care, the average person has been told to think that simple vitamins, minerals and enzymes that occur in our food can be as toxic and dangerous as drugs when taken as supplements. When Mayo Clinic discusses vitamin toxicity due to over dosage, the vitamins they list is not very long:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B1
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin B3
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
- Folic acid
Of all the vitamins you will notice that only vitamins C and E are used by DCI or PDI, while all the others (vitamins A, B1, B2 etc.) are not used in the DCI or PDI programs. You will see toward the bottom of this discussion that the DCI and PDI protocol suggests keeping the vitamin C and E intake relatively low in your treatment plans; you use both of them, but not nearly as high as you use the others. The simple truth is that those vitamins, minerals and enzymes used in the DCI and PDI protocols are known to be of low toxicity potential. This is why our programs are so safe, and why we have never received a report of side effects or any adverse reactions from anyone since 2002 while following our instructions for the DCI and PDI protocols.
In spite of this, this fear about using nutritional supplements is so great and widespread that most people over-react: They either increase their dosages so slowly that it takes terribly long to reach that higher dosage level that they get discouraged and quit care before any healing can take place. Or they are so timid and fearful about dosage levels that they convince themselves the starting dosage (or close to it) is as high as they need to go; they stay at the low starting level for a few months and stop treatment when nothing good happens.
To start this discussion we will review the standard bright yellow colored “Dosage: Stat of Care and Later” form that everyone received with their first order from Natural Health Education LLC. This form describes the starting dosages and how to take each therapy item. Then we will expand upon that subject with additional comments and ideas that will suggest how to safely increase the dosage of each of these natural Alternative Medicine therapy products.
To help you get started with either DCI or PDI treatment, here is a list of all therapy products available, the manufacturers’ suggested dosage, and when to take each:
- Unique-E Vitamin E (180) – 1 or 2/day – with food
- Natural C 1000 mg (100) or (250) – 1 or 2/day – with food
- Ascorbplex (180) – 1 or 2/day – with food
- Fundamental Sulfur (100) – 3/day, taken between meals, or if upset occurs, taken with meals
- Acetyl-L-carnitine (60) – 1/day – with food
- PABA (100) – 1 or 2 daily – 1/day – with food
- Quercetin-Bromelain (100) – 1-8/day – between meals
- L-Arginine (60) – 1-2/day – with food
- CoQ10 (Ubiquinol) (30) – 1/day – with food
- Inflamazyme (90) – 3/day – between meals
- Fibrozym (100) or (200) – 2 tablets, three times a day – between meals
- Nattokinase 1500 (120) – 2 tablets, two times a day – between meals
- Neprinol (90) or (300) – 1-4 capsules with 8 0z of water – between meals
- Bromelain 5000 (60) – 1/day – between meals
- Scar Free spray (2 oz) – 3 pump sprays under the tongue, taken 2-3 three time a day – between meals
- Scars-Adhesions spray (2 oz) – 3 pump sprays under the tongue, taken 2-3 three time a day – between meals
- PMD or Dusa Sal DMSO Gel (4 oz) – 1-3 times a day, depending on skin tolerance
- Super CD Serum (1 oz) – applied to skin before PMD DMSO
- Unique-E Vitamin E pump bottle (1 oz) – applied to skin before PMD or Dusa Sal DMSO
- Genesen Pointers – used 15 minutes or longer, daily if desired
- Ultrasound 3MHz – used 10 minutes to each scar mass, 3-4 times per week
- Massage and Exercise Instructions – used 15 minutes or longer, daily if desired
- Gentle manual Penis Stretching Method© instructions – used 15 minutes or longer, daily if desired
- Prosta-Support (120) – 4.day – with meals
- Quell Krill fatty acids oil – 1-2/day – with meals
The DCI and PDI treatment strategy suggests that a good starting point for internal therapy is the manufacturer’s suggested dosage of each product. Our experience is these initial low daily dosages are generally safe starting points except in extremely rare situations, in fact so rare we have not had any problems reported back to us. These starting points in the DCI and PDI protocols are safe because they are selected by the manufacturer to prevent potential legal problems, but not necessarily great therapeutic results for the user. Therefore, the safest and easiest way to begin taking your therapy products is to follow the low suggested dosage found on each product bottle for the first week or two of self-directed treatment, gradually increasing the intake from that point. If you find that using each product at such a low dose stimulates a change in the size, shape, density and surface qualities of your scar(s), there is no need to increase your PD therapy plan further. If a small and simple plan works for you, God bless you, and keep doing it until your problem is eventually eliminated by your immune system. But if no tissue change is detected, then changes and probable increases to your plan can be explored as we will explain. But If a small and simple plan does not works to help your body reduce the fibrous tissue, then it is reasonable to increase those dosages gradually for a few months to determine if that change might assist your immune response.
How does someone use the above information to develop their own customized treatment program? According to the DCI and PDI treatment philosophy the first step is to determine the size, shape, density, surfaces features of your PD scars or DC cords and lumps, and record that information for later comparison. Once this documentation of your fibrous tissue is recorded, then start taking the initial dose of whatever individual therapies you have decided to use. After 7-10 days, if no changes in the fibrous tissue are detected you can make dosage increases of 1-3 pills to a few of the internal therapies in your plan. You can do this once or twice for a few of the 7-10 day periods at the beginning of care, to get the dosages up a bit, but after that 2nd time you make these broad and quick increases to the internal therapy doses you then slow down the rate of upward progression to a more gradual rate of increasing only one therapy at a time and only one pill a time, after each 7-10 days of treatment. While following this slowly increasing strategy you should re-check the size, shape, density, surfaces features of your PD scars or DC cords and lumps every 7-10 days to look for changes that will tell you to stop making dosage increases when your plan starts to reduce the fibrous tissue. (All of the above information is explained in great detail in the form, “Outline for Natural Self-Treatment” that came with your first order.
I hope we are all in agreement and fully understand the above paragraph. Please, if you do not have a clear and firm understanding of how to do the above, please let me know and I will help you in any way I can.
If you increase your plan every 7-10 days the time will eventually come when you ask yourself, “How high can I safely increase each of these therapy items I am taking?” After all, if you continue increasing your intakes but never get to the point where you can detect any reduction of the size, shape, density, surfaces features of your PD scars or DC cords and lumps, it is possible that you could eventually be taking bottles of pills every day. That would likely be dangerous and pointless; I am not suggesting unreasonably high dosages such as that. As I have so often written and advised to everyone, many areas of Alternative Medicine treatment are unchartered waters. There are in many areas of Alternative Medicine and even traditional medical care in which no one has done valid research; doctors speak with some authority about these topics, but they are only guessing – and they know it. One huge area that has had little research is the use of Alternative Medicine to maintain and restore health. In the absence of scientific agreement both DCI and PDI have been guided by common sense and informed caution about what is a reasonable and safe way to use therapeutic supplements to help the body heal and repair.
When people ask me their detailed questions about final treatment dosage I know they have not read or understood what I have written about this subject. The fact is that the dosage information I provide above is for the starting dosage of treatment – which very often has nothing to do with the final dosage that is used to enable the body to make the changes to the fibrous tissue. As I have said so many times, “Scar response dictates dosage.” Neither you nor I are smart enough to determine ahead of time the dosage that you will need to get your immune system revved up enough to start reversal of the PD scar and DC nodules and cords. Dosage is always determined by how your tissue responds to your current therapy plan, whatever it is. If your plan is not working (no fibrous tissue change), then you must change the plan (usually upward) to make it work (change in the size, shape, density or surface features of the fibrous tissue). This is also why I say frequently that you can start treatment with whatever plan you select based on finances or what you think might work for you, and then be willing to modify that plan as you search for the dosage and combination of therapies that will help you. Treatment to be successful is not static, it is always dynamic – it changes on a somewhat frequent basis of every 7-10 days as you search for what your body says it needs to help rid itself of the nasty PD scar or DC lump.
The right dosage is not what you and I think it might be; we cannot determine the right dosages ahead of time. We have to work at it to figure it out as we go along. Because we are not as smart as the wisdom of the body, we need to watch the tissue to see how it responds to our slowly ever-increasing treatment strategy; look to the fibrous tissue for guidance to indicate what is required for reduction. Sometimes in addition to increasing the dosage in a treatment plan, it is necessary to add more therapies like co-enzyme Q10, L-arginine, gentle tissue stretching, ultrasound, etc. But additional therapies is an entirely different subject, and is best left for another time.
The answer to the question, “How long should I treat.my fibrous tissue with Alternative Medicine?” depends on how you are using the plan you are on. And how you are using your plan comes down to how high your internal therapy doses are and how aggressively you are using your internal and external therapies. If you are using a relatively light or modest plan, it is reasonable that progress should be slower in forthcoming and you should expect to be on it longer. If you are using a relatively heavy or aggressive modest plan, it is reasonable that progress should be faster in forthcoming and you should expect to be on it for a shorter time.
As I have also so often written and advised in so many places on the DCI and PDI sites, there does come a time and point where a person has to honestly conclude that the DCI and PDI plan is not going to work for them. After a person has been working aggressively and faithfully for at least 2-3 months in the higher dosage ranges and using some of the more complex strategies that I teach people, and no changes in the size, shape, density, surfaces features of your PD scars or DC cords and lumps have been observed, then I think a person can reasonably conclude the program is not going to work for them. Please note: this does not mean that a person should be merely using low dosage level plan for a total of 2-3 months before making that decision to stop care. That is not what I just wrote. I wrote that a person must be on an aggressive plan that has been at a higher dosage level for 2-3 months before it can be said to be ineffective to help the body make desired tissue changes. Please keep in mind that for most people it takes a few months to finally work their dosages up to a higher level to create a sufficiently strong program that is capable of making the changes they are looking for. So for those of you who are counting and strategizing, this means it might take 2-3 months of gradually building up a treatment plan to the point it is large enough to do some good. and then it might take another 2-3 months of carefully working, tweaking, blending, balancing and re-balancing their aggressive plan in different ways to explore all reasonable strategies that might help your immune system eliminate your DC or PD.
As an example of too modest and too weak plan development, I have worked with many people who are on a large PDI plan and are discouraged because after a few months of care they have not noticed any changes to their internal scars. Their plan often looks something like this:
- Unique Vitamin E – 1/0/1
- Vitamin C – 1/0/1
- Fund Sulfur/MSM – 1/2/1
- Inflamazyme – 1/2/2
- PABA – 1/1/1
- Scar Free spray – 1/0/1
- PMD DMSO – 0/0/1
- Super CP Serum – 0/0/1
- Unique E oil – 0/0/1
- Massage & Exercise video – 1/0/0, if they have the time
- 3 MHz Ultrasound – 3-4/ week, mostly on weekends
A program like you see above might be a good starting point, but will not for most people make any difference to their PD (or DC). For most people a more intense and faithfully followed plan is required.
Based on the observations, reports and conversations I have had with people who have been successful in reducing their DC and PD fibrous tissue, these are the upper ranges of therapy product dosages that are generally used. These people, totaling perhaps 400-500 whom I have collected this information from, have not reported side effects or any adverse reactions of the products sold on the DCI and PDI websites, while taking these dosage levels; no reports of any adverse reactions or side effects since 2002 on these higher levels:
- Unique-E Vitamin E (180) – 3-4/day, do not go much higher
- Natural C 1000 mg (100) or (250) – 2-4/day, do not go much higher
- Ascorbplex (180) – 2-4/day, do not go much higher
- 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, seldom more
- Scars-Adhesions spray (2 oz) – 2-3/day, seldom more
- PMD or Dusa Sal DMSO Gel (4 oz) – 1-3/day, seldom more
- Super CD Serum (1 oz) – applied with DMSO
- Unique-E Vitamin E pump bottle (1 oz) – applied with DMSO
- Genesen Pointers – 1-2/day
- Utrasound 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
Not all of these therapy products have to be used, and certainly they do not all have to be used at the upper dosage ranges you see here. The purpose of the above list is to show the way that these products are used individually, but in practice they are usually used together in groups of 8-12 different therapies. Which 8-12 are selected to be in a therapy plan and how the dosages are used together in a plan can be a complex and challenging subject. A good starting point for most people is to use the small, medium and large size treatment plans DCI and PDI have used for 14 years. Based on the 14 years of experience doing this work I have seen that the best method is to use one of these three plans as suggested, and only if necessary add one or two additional therapy items to your plan over a few month span as you search for an approach that changes the fibrous tissue material.
There are always special medical and physical circumstances that require a person to not follow a high or intense DCI or PDI Alternative Medicine treatment plan. Poor health, presence of multiple health problems, weak immune system, being on so many drugs that side effects are already occurring so it is wise not to add anything new into the mix, history of hypersensitivity to certain drugs and pharmaceutical agents, concurrent use of many drugs or certain drugs, and other factors might dictate that only a small dosage – or no Alternative Medicine PD or DC treatment – is the appropriate course of action. Only the personal treating physician is capable of knowing all these factors and integrating the right answer. Please talk to your doctor if any of these situations apply to you.
As you read these upper dosage levels used by people who have been successful, keep in mind:
- Each total daily dose was taken in divided doses, at the correct time relative to food and meals, throughout the day.
- Almost all people have had to go near or into these higher dosages before progress was noted. Only a few people reported good fibrous tissue reduction while following the lower starting dosage levels.
- The general idea seems to hold true that the more aggressive plans tend to be more successful. But for one reason or another (usually financial), not everyone used all the therapies in their plan at the upper levels. Some used half of their internal therapies at a lower level and the other half of the therapies at higher levels, while other people tried taking 1-3 of their internal therapies at a lower level and 2-4 of the therapies at higher levels. However, good treatment is all about success and of those who got the best results more used all or almost all of their internal therapies at the higher levels.
- Most successful people used a total or complete “vacation, “rest” or stoppage of their therapy plans when on a higher dosage level, often lasting 3-5 days every 30-60 days of therapy. The purpose of this periodic stoppage of Alternative Medicine treatment is to avoid any potential for liver, kidney, skin, etc. toxicity or over dosage. Some used a small or partial rest or stoppage of therapy, and a few did no rest or stoppage at all. This was a matter that often appeared dependent on the overall health history of the individual and the judgment of their treating physician. Since all the therapy items listed above are recognized to be of low-to-no known toxicity, and the DCI and PDI programs typically are intended to be used for only three months at the higher dosage range while under the supervision of the local treating physician, neither DCI nor PDI have ever received any report of toxicity or side effects as a result of following our suggested programs.
- If a person has a history of serious illness or reduced immune activity they are advised to more slowly proceed with their Alternative Medicine DCI and PDI treatment, take more rests from active Alternative Medicine treatment, be more suspicious about observing for signs of local tissue and broad systematic reactions, 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 hundreds of innovative ways to combine and use the 25 internal and external therapies in a wide variety of different strategies. It would take probably a few years to adequately explore them all. Some strategies and combinations seem to meet with success more than others. It is not true that you have “tried” the DCI and PDI method for your particular problem if you have been on a low-dose program for a month or two. It has been my personal observation that in the majority of cases, perhaps 70-80% of the time, if someone has aggressively and faithfully followed the treatment program outline on the DCI and 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. It is also my personal experience that most people who stop treatment often quit much too early in care. Those people who understand that healing and tissue repair take time tend to do much better than those people who do not allow themselves enough time to recover from their DC or PD.
- Not everyone responds to PDI and DCI 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 would ask these unsuccessful people a few questions about how they conducted their program, and how their plan was structured, I find that they often made basic mistakes, modified the DCI and PDI ideas, or for one reason or another they simply did not follow the DCI and PDI strategies.
- How long a person should treat their problem is always a difficult decision to make. I would be happy to discuss this subject with anyone’s personal treating physician so that a reasonable decision can be made.
Talk to your doctor about your Peyronie’s disease and Dupuytren’s contracture Alternative Medicine supplementation program so he/she is fully aware of what self-treatment you have decided to use. These dosage suggestions and strategies given above are for final approval from your doctor. All disclaimers found on the DCI and PDI website apply to this communication.
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.
If you want to contact me about your problem, or questions about treatment, please send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay focused to your therapy plan.
Theodore R. Herazy, DC, LAc