Introduction
SECTION - Causes and Characteristics of Cancer - Part 1
INTRODUCTION TO TREATMENTS
Causes and Characteristics of Cancer - Part 2
CHELATION
Hydrogen Medicine
Magnesium Medicine
Bicarbonate Medicine
Iodine Medicine
SELENIUM MEDICINE
Diets, Fasting and Super-Nutrition
CO2, Cancer and Breathing
Oxygen Therapy for Cancer Patients
Cannabis Medicine
Final Considerations

Lesson 17 – Changing the Face of Critical Care

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When we do things right in ICU and emergency departments we save lives and can decrease the amount of time patients have to be hospitalized. There are many new and exciting therapies that yield better results than today’s toxic pharmaceutical medicines because natural medicines (many of which are quietly in use) address real needs of the body whereas pharmaceuticals do not. Unfortunately the FDA makes sure that the best medicines are repressed maximizing the chance of mortality under mainstream western medical care in ICU departments.

With vitamin D, C, injectable selenium, injectable magnesium (or given intravenously), sodium bicarbonate, potassium, hydrogen gas mixed with oxygen, sulfur, glutathione and iodine we can change the face of critical care. If one cannot find an intensive care center that will administer these drugs (safe nutritional agents) one can simply administer them at home legally as supplements as long as you do not give IVs or inject.


Vitamin D


Vitamin D supplementation has shown promise for reducing mortality in the intensive care setting. It is one of the newest medicines to be tested in ICU departments. Improved vitamin D status decreases the odds of all cause-mortality. There is a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in the critically ill patient populations. We have several intensive care unit studies which have demonstrated an association between vitamin D deficiency [25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) < 20 ng/mL] and increased hospital length of stay (LOS), readmission rate, sepsis and mortality.

There was a significant decrease in hospital length of stay over time in 250,000 IU and the 500,000 IU vitamin D3 groups, compared to the placebo group.[1] Vitamin D is known to have pleiotropic effects on patients immune pathways and may be uniquely involved with lung immune function and alveolar capillary barrier function. (See Light Deficiency as a Cause of Cancer)

“I visited a level I trauma care center where they have been using high-dose vitamin D for about ten years. I interviewed the chief surgeon. He is the one who told me that vitamin D is the most powerful medicine he uses. He said, "In my hospital vitamin D flows like water." They give every patient on admission 50,000 IU and continue that for 5-7 days. He told me they are still in awe of all of the lives they are saving with vitamin D. He said that a lot of the lives are being saved because vitamin D is the most powerful anti-inflammatory agent they have ever seen. Of course he also said that it superchargers the immune system. They refuse to do a placebo-controlled study because he said it would be unethical since everyone is benefiting from the vitamin D. They could not ethically deprive people of vitamin D to have a placebo group.”

On Medscape you will read High-Dose Vitamin D Shows Promising Effects in MS, and at the same time you will read Critically ill patients who are vitamin D deficient do not seem to gain any benefit from the administration of high-dose vitamin D in the intensive care unit, results from a phase 3 randomized trial indicate. You will read similar studies on Vitamin C as the mainstream struggles to repress anything and everything non-pharmaceutical. 

[1] J Clin Transl Endocrinol. 2016 Jun; 4: 59–65. High dose vitamin D administration in ventilated intensive care unit patients: A pilot double blind randomized controlled trial.


Vitamin C, Cancer and Oxidative Stress


research team at the University of California, Berkeley found evidence that vitamin C does significantly reduce levels of oxidative stress, which is associated with a variety of chronic diseases. Vitamin C also seems to ameliorate oxidative damage by decreasing LPO (lipid peroxidation levels) and altering antioxidant defense systems in the liver.

Vitamin C is an important independent antioxidant with a key role in protecting cells from oxidative challenge and cell death from oxidative stress. When used in combination with other antioxidants such a protocol will address the most serious threats of sepsis as well as other life-threatening diseases.

IV vitamin C is a wonderful treatment when people are on the edge between life and death for it has the power to bring people back from the brink.


Saving Sepsis Patients Lives


Dr. Paul Marik is using a new combination of drugs to treat sepsis

Are doctors ready to save half a million people a year who die from Sepsis? Maybe but the lead footed FDA is certainly not. We now have a game-changer for a condition that occurs in more than 1.5 million people a year in America, with a 28 percent to 50 percent fatality rate, according to the National Institutes of Health. Sepsis rates are even higher in third-world countries. Sepsis, a systematic inflammatory response to infection, is one of the most serious diseases in an ICU. Although comprehensive therapy has been developed for it, sepsis is still associated with high morbidity and mortality.

Science Daily reports, “With infectious diseases, it is often not the pathogen itself, but rather an excessive inflammatory immune response (sepsis) that contributes to the patient’s death, for instance as a result of organ damage. On intensive care units, sepsis is the second-most common cause of death worldwide. In patients with a severely compromised immune system specially, life-threatening candida fungal infections represent a high risk of sepsis.”

Dr. Paul Marik made headlines across the globe with a sepsis treatment he believes is saving lives, however he says he must “lie low” about the controversial treatment. Dr. Marik said the response by patients’ physicians has been about half and half, with some willing to try, and “the other half saying it’s complete and utter nonsense.” He is administering a common sense basic medicine approach that puts out cysteine storms with IV infusions of vitamin C, hydrocortisone and thiamine.


Selenium


Selenium can be one of the most potent sources for reducing inflammation. This is an important consideration for individuals struggling with an autoimmune problem, which includes patients with HIV and life-threatening sepsis.

Supplementation with selenium has been shown to enhance the natural antioxidant defense system of cells. The activity of NF- kappaB (nuclear factor kappaB), known to trigger a chronic inflammatory response, can be suppressed using selenium. Supplementation has also been reported to decrease the concentration of immune-trafficking components of lymphocytes called L-selectin. These adhesion molecules give inflammatory T-cells the green light to leave the bloodstream and bind to tissues in the body resulting in a heightened inflammatory response.

Selenium is part of glutathione peroxidase which protects cell components from oxidative damage due to peroxides produced in cellular metabolism. selenium depletion may decrease immune functions.Improvement in selenium status was associated with a 57% increase in the activity of platelet glutathione peroxidase in agroup supplemented with selenium.

One of the best detoxifying agents to prevent mercury build-up is the mineral selenium. Most people have elevated concentrations of mercury in their body. Mercury competes with other essential trace minerals at cellular binding sites. A deficiency of trace minerals can readily allow mercury to accumulate in and contaminate cells by inhibiting their natural energy producing abilities, blocking enzymatic activity and shutting down antioxidant systems.

Selenium supplementation may be valuable in the treatment of cancer as well as in the prevention of cancer.  Selenium has the ability to protect against the formation and progression of some cancer cells and also the ability to selectively target some existing cancer cells. Moreover, it may be that selenium can work in synergy with conventional cancer therapies. Pre-clinical research data suggest that selenium may in some instances protect normal cells and tissues against the toxic effects of conventional cancer treatments on the cells [Evans 2017].


Safer Surgery with Magnesium


Everything in surgery, emergency room medicine and intensive care is facilitated with magnesium. Complications such as arrhythmias, kidney failure, stroke and infections may occur after major surgery. Everyone scheduled for surgery needs to increase their stores of magnesium. In the pre-and postoperative phases magnesium can help alleviate pain, decrease blood pressure, alleviate certain heart arrhythmias; it works to prevent blood clotting, relieves depression so common after bypass surgery, and improves energy and cognitive abilities.

Magnesium is the principle substance that modulates cellular events involved in inflammation. Magnesium deficiencies feed the fires of inflammation and pain. Increases in extracellular magnesium concentration cause a decrease in the inflammatory response while reduction in the extracellular magnesium results in inflammation. Inflammation causes endothelial dysfunction and activated endothelium facilitates adhesion and migration of cancer cells. Magnesium literally puts the chill on inflammation especially when used transdermally.

Dr. Sarah Mayhill says, “Magnesium has both a thrombolytic (able to dissolve thrombosis) effect, but also protects against adverse effects of stunning. From the mid 1980s there has been increasing evidence that the use of intravenous magnesium, given as early as possible (and before reperfusion) has a major beneficial effect on the outcome of this life threatening situation. Positive studies have shown between a 50% and 82.5% improved survival rate after doses of intravenous magnesium given by drips in the dosage range of 32 – 66 mmol in the first 24 hours.”

The use of preventative magnesium showed a reduction in the rate of atrial fibrillation, a decrease in the length of hospital stay and cost of hospital treatment and a possible decrease in the rate of stroke. The significance of magnesium cannot be overestimated in medicine and health. Magnesium holds the potential to save millions of lives through cardiac arrest and we find that cancer rates would be much lower if the general population were not so deficient in magnesium.

Dr. Minato at the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, in Japan, strongly recommends the correction of hypomagnesemia during and after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) for the prevention of perioperative coronary artery spasm and his team have said that they won’t perform this surgery without its use any longer.[1]

[1] Perioperative coronary artery spasm in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting and its possible relation with perioperative hypomagnesemia. Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2006 Feb;12(1):32-6.


Sodium Bicarbonate


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Sodium bicarbonate, a common emergency room medicine, acts as a powerful, natural and safe anti-fungal agent, which when combined with iodine, covers the entire spectrum of microbial organisms. The efficacy of sodium bicarbonate against certain bacteria and fungi has been documented but its role as a disinfectant against viruses is not generally known. Sodium bicarbonate at concentrations of 5% and above was found to be effective with 99.99% reduction of viral titers on food contact surfaces within a contact time of 1 min.

Sodium Bicarbonate Injection: USP is administered by the intravenous route. In cardiac arrest, a rapid intravenous dose of one to two 50 mL vials (44.6 to 100 mEq) may be given initially and continued at a rate of 50 mL (44.6 to 50 mEq) every 5 to 10 minutes if necessary (as indicated by arterial pH and blood gas monitoring) to reverse the acidosis. Caution should be observed in emergencies where very rapid infusion of large quantities of bicarbonate is indicated. Bicarbonate solutions are hypertonic and may produce an undesirable rise in plasma sodium concentration in the process of correcting metabolic acidosis. In cardiac arrest, however, the risks from acidosis exceed those of hypernatremia.


Hydrogen Medicine


Hydrogen gas inhalation has been shown to significantly improve the survival rate of organ damaged septic mice by reducing levels of early and late pro-inflammatory cytokines in serum and tissues.[1] Molecular hydrogen therapy is able to significantly reduce the release of inflammatory factors and oxidative stress injury thereby reducing damage of various organ functions that are so common with sepsis.[2]

Hydrogen has protected organisms against polymicrobial sepsis injury, acute peritonitis injury both by reducing oxidative stress and via decreasing mass pro-inflammatory responses. It is also known that most viral induced tissue damage and discomfort are mainly caused by an inflammatory cytokine storm and oxidative stress rather than by the virus itself. Same goes for fungus infections that bring on sepsis.

Studies have shown that suppressing the cytokine storm and reducing oxidative stress can significantly alleviate the symptoms of influenza and other severe viral infections diseases. Medical scientists thus hypothesize that hydrogen therapy to be a safe, reliable, and effective treatment for Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS) induced by influenza and other viral infectious diseases.

Hydrogen gas inhalation significantly improved the survival rate and organ damage of septic mice with moderate or severe cecal ligation and puncture, by reducing levels of early and late pro-inflammatory cytokines in serum and tissues.[3]

Hydrogen’s protective effect on sepsis has been proved by biopsy, levels of inflammatory factors/anti-inflammatory factors, oxidative stress reductions, behavioral experiment, and other related indicators of organ function. Molecular hydrogen therapy is able to significantly reduce the release of inflammatory factors and oxidative stress injury thereby reducing damage of various organ functions that are so common with sepsis.[4]

“Critically ill patients suffer from oxidative stress caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS). Although ROS/RNS are constantly produced under normal circumstances, critical illness can drastically increase their production. These patients have reduced plasma and intracellular levels of antioxidants and free electron scavengers or cofactors, and decreased activity of the enzymatic system involved in ROS detoxification. The pro-oxidant/antioxidant balance is of functional relevance during critical illness because it is involved in the pathogenesis of multiple organ failure.”[5] Hydrogen is the gas that directly and immediately addresses critical conditions resulting from massive oxidative stress.

Hydrogen works fast because of its small size and neutral footprint. “Inhalation of 1–4% hydrogen gas alleviated tissue damage and reduces infarct size. The blood and tissue levels of hydrogen reach saturation within 2 or 3 min after commencing inhalation of hydrogen gas.” Full tissue saturation takes longer, about 30 minutes but administration is constant.  

In the future oxygen should not be given without hydrogen as it presently is not given with carbon dioxide.

[1] Protective effects of hydrogen gas on murine polymicrobial sepsis via reducing oxidative stress and HMGB1 release. Xie K, Yu Y, Pei Y, Hou L, Chen S, Xiong L, Wang G. Shock. 2010 Jul; 34(1):90-7.

[2] Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity. Volume 2016 (2016),

Molecular Hydrogen Therapy Ameliorates Organ Damage Induced by Sepsis

[3] Protective effects of hydrogen gas on murine polymicrobial sepsis via reducing oxidative stress and HMGB1 release. Xie K, Yu Y, Pei Y, Hou L, Chen S, Xiong L, Wang G. Shock. 2010 Jul; 34(1):90-7.

[4] Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity. Volume 2016 (2016), Molecular Hydrogen Therapy Ameliorates Organ Damage Induced by Sepsis

[5] Crit Care. 2006; 10(5): R146. Oxidative stress is increased in critically ill patients according to antioxidant vitamins intake, independent of severity: a cohort study


Curing Cancer in ICU Departments


Occasionally miracles happen in intensive care wards. Sometimes a person’s cancer is cured. Dr. Reberto Sapolnik indicates that the interaction between the intensive care team and oncologists allowed for the solution of extremely life-threatening situations for children with Leukemia. Intensive care for children with cancer is crucial for the improvement of their survival rates, with an increasing number of reports on the cure of neoplastic diseases.

Dr. Sapolnik writes, “Cancer itself may cause clinical complications with immediate life threat, such as spontaneous tumor lysis syndrome or tumor compression causing renal insufficiency or intestinal obstruction. Children with cancer often require pediatric intensive care; and thanks to such care, many of them have been able to overcome the most acute phase of the disease.”


Home Intensive Care


The concept of home intensive care and freedom to pursue safe and effective alternative treatments is an important issue. The medical system based around hospital care is imploding for several reasons so home care is becoming a vital option for millions who cannot afford treatments but still need critical care.

At home intensive care treatments focus on the essentials of life, on pH management, cell voltage, magnesium and iodine medicine, hydrogen medicine, cannabinoid medicine, selenium medicine, carbon dioxide levels in the blood, re-mineralization of the body, antioxidant therapy, anti-inflammation therapy, increasing oxygen transport and oxygenation of the tissues, opening up of blood vessels, saturation and healing of cells with concentrated nutrition via superfoods, breathing retraining, emotional transformation processing (contacting ones vulnerable feelings), detoxification and removal of heavy metals and radioactive particles.

Thus, intensive home care focuses on combination therapy, which enables us to encompass and manage multiple risk factors. Multidimensional etiologies call for multiple therapeutic interventions. At home care is an important necessary addition to hospital care and often can provide the intensive care necessary except for the direst circumstances.


Conclusion


In the emergency room and ICU medicines must be safe while delivering an instant lifesaving burst of healing power. Obviously if they are safe and strong enough for emergency situations they are going to help us with chronic diseases and acute ones as well.

Deep within the heart of western medicine is a wisdom and power that is deliberately stymied by medical authorities and the pharmaceutical companies that stand behind them. Inside the emergency room and intensive care wards, where many believe some of the most accurate medicine is practiced, are common but extraordinarily safe and effective natural substances that save lives every day.

The above is not complete without mention of iodine. Too much could be said about iodine. Hospitals could not operate without it. Though they presently use it by the gallon its full use is not contemplated even though it can destroy even antibiotic resistant infections.