March 29, 2019

Buddhism is a very helpful philosophy that complements personal healing, as the philosophy is focused on improving the self. One of the central teachings is the eightfold path (in English also referred to as the 8 R's): right view, right resolve, right speech, right co...

March 27, 2019

The first treatment for GDD is to never get another GBCA injection again. Unfortunately many patients with GDD get repeat GBCA injection to investigate what actually turns out to be the disease. This is one of the great tragedies of the disease: getting more of the sam...

March 25, 2019

There are a few pre-amble points that are important, and I will follow after my table, with notes on the table. I recognize that for each individual sufferer, in their mind the risk was 100% for the disease, because they got the disease. Unfortunately though with popul...

March 22, 2019

When I reflect over what I have done in my career, with a great emphasis throughout on patient safety, I think the best explanation of why I have been prepared to stand up for the rights of patients, and not simply follow along with the status quo (the latter course va...

March 21, 2019

The primary reason we are not using HOPO to chelate gadolinium for this is that HOPO has not been FDA approved for use in humans for any treatment. In comparison, iv-DTPA is FDA approved for decorporation (AKA chelation) of actinide radioactive metals (most famous of w...

March 21, 2019

This observation was buried in an earlier blog but really should be at the forefront. Both conditions have a strong neuralgia component to it, with Fibromyalgia mainly a neuralgia. Both are new diseases. The use of GBCAs are new. The underlying cause of fibromyalgia is...

March 18, 2019

There have been a number of patients who have described the following scenario: infection (post back surgery, mastitis, etc), extensive antibiotic use, MRI with GBCA to evaluate the status of infection. Development of GDD.

I have addressed this subject as part of a few...

March 14, 2019

Almost no food should be cooked too much, because nutrients leach out with excess cooking. So avoid that. Here are just a sampling of what you should be eating.

A few of my favorite things:

Mediterranean diet elements:

  • olives

  • natural yogurt

  • natural kefir (yo...

March 13, 2019

The interval between chelations likely is also very important. In our original peer-reviewed article on chelation with DTPA we looked at 4 week and 1 week intervals and found that both were acceptable.

With more experience, it seems that time interval may need to be tai...

March 11, 2019

A few issues have become clear with GDD and its treatment:

1. As Gd is the problem, Gd must be removed to stop the continued stimulus for host reaction.

2. Host reaction must be addressed for many individuals.

3. Cytokines are critical in the disease. Likely members of ot...

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