Stealth Virus, Bacteria and Fungi


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Thought I post a series of articles of It has info about microbes including L-bacteria and brief summary of its interaction with the vitamin D receptor. I'll post them here as they get published.

Mark Sircus Ac., OMD
Director International Medical Veritas Association

Stealth Virus, Bacteria and Fungi - Part I

Infections cannot be separated from the conditions that invite
pathogens to proliferate. This seems to boggle the minds of orthodox
medical scientists who seem to be able to only focus on one thing at a time.

The field of infectious disease is unable to treat a broad range of chronic diseases that are plaguing humanity because of blinders that prevent it from addressing yeast and fungi invaders as well as the simplest most primitive bacteria and viruses. The majority of allopathic doctors resort to antibiotics, which are only effective for a narrow band of pathogens with the further detraction of devastating the body in a range of ways. Their other weapon of choice is vaccines to prevent viral infections and this opens a murky door to vaccine injury of one type or another. Neither of these weapons lays a finger on a broad and threatening range of fungi and does even less to alleviate what are called L-bacteria or mycoplasmas which take up residence inside our cells and cause havoc from within.

Mycoplasma infection is respiratory illness caused by Mycoplasma
pneumonia, a microscopic organism related to bacteria and fungi.1

We live in a dangerous world and anything that throws us out of balance invites pathogens to take up residence in our bodies. Modern medicine has to come to grips with its ineptitude, with its reluctance to deal with the full gamut of pathogens as a physicist has to deal with the full range of the electromagnetic spectrum. Medicine is even worse at looking at some of the primary root causes of pathogen overload like mercury, which is an ever growing threat to humanity that has already contaminated the earth.

A pertinent point comes from Dr. Isaac Pessah at U.C. Davis. His work showed that even very low concentrations of thimerosal (mercury) damaged the immune system. It happened in this way: Dendritic cells are the kingpins of the immune system. Each dendritic cell controls 200-300 T cells. When dendritic cells are affected by mercury, they first begin to send aberrant signals to the T-cells and when further damaged, they cease to send signals. Perhaps T cells in the brain are unable to function normally after mercury affects their controllers. This would give bacteria and viruses that reach the brain (including those introduced thru vaccines), the opportunity to do damage.

Mercury is invading humanity not only in vaccines2 but in the air we
breathe, the water we drink, it’s in our foods as well as in our dental fillings.

Scientists at Arizona State University tell us that antibiotic use is known to almost completely inhibit excretion of mercury in rats due to alteration of gut flora,3 and even with the known fact that antibiotics are creating powerful resistant bacterial strains does not stop doctors from using them to their hearts and pharmaceutical companies content. In this chapter we will employ iodine (imbedded in a protocol) as the correct broad spectrum anti-pathogen capable of taking out all foreign proteins that do not belong in our bodies.

Infections can lead to induction of autoimmunity.
Rocken, Urban & Shevach, 1992

On March 4, 2004 Fortune Magazine wrote, “$200 Billion dollars spent on cancer and they have done nothing. Billions more on diabetes - what is going on?” The field of infectious disease does not consider cancer or diabetes to be in part or in full infectious diseases though main stream oncology admits that infections are a cause of up to 40 percent of cancer. Now we find that enteroviruses have been found in pancreatic tissue from 60% of children with type 1 diabetes, but not in children without the disease.4 UK researchers have also found that 40% of adults with type 2 diabetes had signs of the infection in insulin-producing cells.

Every first year med student knows that until you
know what’s causing a disease it’s very hard to treat it.
Dr. Alan Cantwell

The latest research, published in Diabetologia, was made possible by a pathologist in Glasgow who for 25 years collected tissue samples from children across the UK who had died less than 12 months after being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Dr Alan Foulis believed that enteroviruses - a common family of viruses which cause symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhoea - would be present but until recently the technology was not sensitive enough to detect them.

Enterovirus infection can trigger the immune reaction
that kicks off the destruction of beta cells in the pancreas.

Professor Noel Morgan from the Peninsula Medical School, said the results showed the underlying infection with enteroviruses were not "rare events". Karen Addington, chief executive of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, who funded the research, said the findings were important as the incidence of type 1 diabetes is increasing every year and there is currently no way to prevent it, which of course is not true. What she meant was that allopathic medicine has no clue how to prevent or treat type one diabetes.

A person with Type 1 diabetes may be offered some hope when they
learn that some researchers were able to halt the onset of Type 1 diabetes
by using an antifungal drug within four months of the onset of the disease.
Doug Kaufman

Dr. A.V. Constantini, former head of the WHO Collaborating Center for Mycotoxins in Food and pulmonologist and clinical professor at the University of California has spent 20 years studying and collecting data on the role fungi and mycotoxins play in devastating diseases. In his research he found a number of mycotoxins that demonstrate specific toxicity to the pancreas. In his findings he states that the fusarium toxin fumonisin, T-2 mycotoxin and diacetoxyscripenol, all common in corn and its products, produce pancreatic cell damage. Fumonisin contaminates corn with the greatest frequency and is present in corn in particularly high concentrations. Virtually all corn is contaminated with mycotoxins of one type or another 5 and now we find out that corn oil is contaminated with mercury because of the way it is processed.

Fungi and their mycotoxins manipulate their hosts on the cellular level,
and prevent us from defending ourselves by subverting the immune
system. Fungi perform around 350 different hormone conversions.

It is suspected that this may be a prime reason for the epidemic of diabetes spreading through Latin American countries, due to their use of corn as a major staple in their diets. According to the CDC data on prevalence of diabetes in the USA, overall, the age-adjusted diabetes prevalence among Hispanics was approximately twice that among non-Hispanic whites, and at age 45 or older, the prevalence of diabetes is 1.4 to 2.3 times as frequent in blacks as in whites. 35% of all white children today will have diabetes by 45-50 and over 50% of hispanics and non-whites will have this disease.

Information on mycotoxins, mostly coming from corn products,
and mercury now being found in HFCS hi fructose corn syrup
is dire for what they may together be causing in our civilization.

A treatment program called the Marshall Protocol is a medical treatment being used by physicians worldwide to treat a variety of chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases including (but not limited to) sarcoidosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, fibromyalgia, Crohn’s Disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. The Marshall Protocol is a phase II community-based internet study that is monitored by the FDA and is based on the hypothesis that chronic diseases (termed Th1 illnesses), are the result of infection by an intraphagocytic, metagenomic microbiota of chronic bacterial forms that are often referred to as the Th1 pathogens. The term intraphagocytic refers to the fact that these bacteria have developed the ability to remain alive and proliferate undetected inside the cytoplasm of the cells they infect. These cells include macrophages, the very cells of the immune system that the body uses to kill invading pathogens. Once inside these cells, they cause our own cells to release inflammatory cytokines (proteins that often generate pain and/or fatigue).


Pathogens act in ways which cause them to evade the immune system and once they
gaine a foothold, disrupt the mitochondria, leading to low cellular energy, which makes
them even more vulnerable to pathogen invasion and heavy metal accumulation.

Many of the Th1 pathogens are also postulated to be in a chronic state referred to as the L-form. L-form bacteria simply represent part of the natural life cycles of classical bacteria. Under certain conditions, they mutate from classical bacteria, losing their cell walls in the process. Also known as Mycoplasmas L-forms are a specific unique species of bacteria - the smallest free-living organism known on the planet. The primary differences between mycoplasmas and other bacteria is that regular bacteria have a solid cell-wall structure and they can grow in the simplest culture media. Mycoplasmas however, do not have a cell wall, and like a tiny jellyfish with a pliable membrane, can take on many different shapes which make them difficult to identify, even under a high powered electron microscope. Mycoplasmas can also be very hard to culture in the laboratory and are often missed as pathogenic causes of diseases for this reason.

The accepted name was chosen because Mycoplasmas were observed to have a fungi-like structure (Mycology is the study of fungi - hence "Myco") and it also had a flowing plasma-like structure without a cell wall - hence "plasma". The first strains were isolated from cattle with arthritis and pleuro-pneumonia in 1898 at the Pasteur Institute. Although researchers have known about L-form bacteria for over a century, up until recently they have not fully understood their role in causing chronic disease. Because they lack a cell wall, many antibiotics are unable to kill them directly and they cannot be detected by standard laboratory tests.

Mycoplasmas, unlike viruses, can grow in tissue fluids (blood, joint,
heart, chest and spinal fluids) and can grow inside any living tissue
cell without killing the cells, as most normal bacteria and viruses will do.
Dr. Leslie Taylor


1 There are over 100 recognized species of the genus Mycoplasma. Without a cell wall, they are unaffected by many common antibiotics such as penicillin or other beta-lactam antibiotics that target cell wall synthesis.

2 Barthelow Classen in The Open Endocrinology Journal shows a 50% reduction of type 2 diabetes occurred in Japanese children following the discontinuation of a single vaccine, a vaccine to prevent tuberculosis. This decline occurred at a time when there is a global epidemic of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, which includes obesity, altered blood cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, and increased blood glucose resulting from insulin resistance. Classen proposes a new explanation for the epidemic of both insulin dependent diabetes (type 1 diabetes), which has previously been shown to be caused by vaccines and non insulin dependent diabetes (type 2 diabetes). Upon receipt of vaccines or other strong immune stimulants some individuals develop a hyperactive immune system leading to autoimmune destruction of insulin secreting cells. Other individuals produce increased cortisol, an immune suppressing hormone, to suppress the vaccine induced inflammation. The increased cortisol leads to type 2 diabetes and metabolic yndrome.



5 Corn refiners use shelled corn which has been stripped from the cob during harvesting. Refiners separate the corn into its components -- starch, oil, protein and fiber -- and convert them into higher value products. Americans rely on corn for the majority of all the nutritive sweeteners they consume. Corn refiners produce three major classes of sweeteners: corn syrups, dextrose, and fructose . Another mainstay of the industry and of the U.S. economy -- is Starch. Americans rely on corn refiners for over 90 percent of their starch needs. Corn refining is America's premier Bioproducts industry, with increasing production of amino acids, antibiotics and degradable plastics adding further value to the U.S.corn crop. In addition to starches, sweeteners and ethanol -- all made from the starch portion of the corn -- refiners produce Corn oil and a variety of important Feed products. The mycotoxins, unregulated in the US, are in these products we are ingesting everyday. It is deplorable that even the American Diabetes Association ignores the available information and lists recommendations and recipes using these products on their website, claiming they are beneficial to diabetics! The origin of many diseases that are referred to as having an unknown etiology or idiopathic is that it is in the “food" we eat and the many mycotoxins found in our daily diet. Currently the FDA only monitors Aflatoxin. Mycotoxins that affect the nervous system, attack cells and manipulate our DNA (transversions, translocations, apoptosis etc.) are ignored. Fungal infections and mycoses are not even a CDC reportable diseases. Professor dr. M. J. Dumanov, ScD., Mycological Institute FMHH
Mark Sircus Ac., OMD
Director International Medical Veritas Association

Stealth Virus, Bacteria and Fungi - Part Two


The Vitamin D Receptor is a 423-residue long protein consisiting of two domains: DNA binding
domain and ligand binding domain (LBD), the latter one pictured above. The VDR belongs to the
nuclear receptor (NR) superfamily including receptors for the steroid, retinoid and thyroid hormones.

Dr. Trevor Marshall and others believe that the ability of the Th1 pathogens to proliferate in the body is directly related to the vitamin D receptor (VDR). Critically important to the body, the Vitamin D Receptor (VDR) controls the innate immune system – the body’s first line of defense against infection. The VDR is also responsible for turning on/off a wide array of genes and chemical pathways. Another of the VDR’s myriad jobs is to control expression of several families of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), proteins that kill bacteria, viruses and fungi by a variety of mechanisms including disrupting membranes, interfering with metabolism, and targeting components of the machinery inside the cell.

Dr. Marshall and associates come up with a very allopathic way of treatment to root out these L bacteria or fungi or whatever pathogen names you want to call them by. But would anyone who has an inclination toward natural medicines want anything to do with the Marshall Protocol of sun and vitamin D deprivation 1 along with long term low dosage antibiotic administrations? Their approach is to totally cut patients off from the sun in a most radical way and to not take any vitamin D supplement to remove pressure on the Vitamin D Receptors and then to treat with a myriad of low dose antibiotics. Their treatments provoke what are experienced as detox reactions during the months and even years the treatments takes, which are explained or rationalized to be yeast or L-bacteria die offs. Dr. Marshall though started out on the exact right point 2 and that is the effort to go right into the heart of cells and to join in battle with the enemy within, infections, colonies of living protein alien to our biology. For certain classifications of patients this is as important as breathing air.

The active form of vitamin D binds to intracellular receptors that then function as transcription factors to modulate gene expression. Like the receptors for other steroid hormones and thyroid hormones, the vitamin D receptor has hormone-binding and DNA-binding domains. The vitamin D receptor forms a complex with another intracellular receptor, the retinoid-X receptor, and that heterodimer is what binds to DNA. In most cases studied, the effect is to activate transcription, but situations are also known in which vitamin D suppresses transcription and this is what the Marshall Protocol of sunlight deprivation seeks to control.

But sunlight triggers formation of antimicrobial peptides, which are potent and broad spectrum antibiotics. Interestingly the factor most associated with increased melanoma risk was the use of sunscreens, which suppresses vitamin D formation and increase toxic loads due to transdermal penetration. Subjects who often used sunscreens had triple the melanoma risk compared with subjects who never used sunscreens. Skin color and higher numbers of sunbaths were significant protective factors. Subjects who took more than 30 sunbaths per year were ten times less likely to have melanoma, compared with subjects who took less than 20 sunbaths per year. However, sunbaths had no protective value when they were associated with sunburns.3


A molecular model comparing the structure of 25-D and of 1,25-D

Based on whole body sufficiency for iodine, the US population is severely deficient in this essential element and that is a factor left out of the Marshall Protocol that is important because iodine plays a role in vitamin D metabolism and has a modulating effect on target organ response to calcitriol, the normal range of serum 25-OH-[D.sub.3] would need re-evaluation in whole body iodine sufficient individuals, according to Dr. Guy E. Abraham and Dr. Jorge D. Flechas. Vitamin D is essentially a steroid and iodine affects receptor responsiveness to estrogens and other steroids.4

Whole body iodine sufficiency has a direct bearing on the conversion of 25-OH-[D.sub.3] to the active hormone calcitriol. These doctors also point out that magnesium increases the 1-hydroxydase activity of the kidney.5 Therefore adequate magnesium intake would lower the serum 25-OH-[D.sub.3] levels required for adequate calcitriol synthesis.6 One would expect a magnesium sufficient individual to achieve normal calcitriol levels with lower serum 25-OH-[D.sub.3] than in a magnesium deficient individual. These doctors have used iodine successfully for the treatment of fibromyalgia (FM) pain and associated discomfort, one of the same diseases that the Marshall Protocol seeks to alleviate.7

Fungi make things. They spit out these chemical mycotoxins as readily as we
exhale carbon dioxide. These toxins can cause cancer, destroy our organs,
alter our immune system, and affect our hormonal balance. There are mycotoxins
that laboratory scientists can inject into animals and cause them to have both Type
1 diabetes and insulin resistance. That information alone is enough to make front-page headlines, yet in which newspaper have you seen this discovery boldly displayed?
Dr. Dave Holland

Normally, candida albicans lives peacefully in our intestines and elsewhere, in harmony with other flora that keep the yeast in check. Take an antibiotic and all this changes. By suppressing the normal flora, candida takes over and problems begin. In its mild form the result is diarrhea or a yeast infection. Dr. Elmer Cranton says that, “Yeast overgrowth is partly iatrogenic (caused by the medical profession) and can be caused by antibiotics and cortisone medications. A diet high in sugar also promotes overgrowth of yeast. A highly refined diet common in industrialized nations not only promotes growth of yeast, but is also deficient in many of the essential vitamins and minerals needed by the immune system. Chemical colorings, flavorings, preservatives, stabilizers, emulsifiers, etc., add more to stress on the immune system.”

Magnesium chloride is the only form of
Mg known to have anti-infectious properties.

The connection between bacteria and calcification in heart disease has already been noted. Researchers at the Hospital Das Clinicas in Brazil found significantly higher concentrations of Chlamydia pneumoniae and Mycoplasma pneumoniae in calcified nodes of blood vessels throughout the body, including the heart and the aorta - causing them to suggest that “these bacteria may be associated with the development of calcification and inflammation.” L-form bacteria in the brain cause the release of cytokines that damage the tissues. Sometimes the resulting inflammation damages blood vessels and promotes calcification, but it is the L-form bacteria, not the calcium that is the true culprit. One has to be very careful when laying blame on minerals. The real problem with calcium is when it is in excess relative to magnesium thus deficient magnesium leads to calcium excess and inflammation.

Iodine is utilized by every hormone receptor in the body.
The absence of iodine causes a hormonal dysfunction that
can be seen with practically every hormone inside the body.
Dr. George Flechas

Over 30 years ago, two ophthalmologists observed that a combination tablet called "Iodo-niacin" (iodide 120 milligrams, niacin 15 milligrams) taken for several months could actually reverse atherosclerotic clogging of arteries. They proved this effect by taking pictures of clogged arteries in the backs of the eyes (retinal photomicrographs) before and after treatment. The published photographs showed a significant lessening of the cholesterol-laden artery clogging in the "after" pictures. Iodine is an anti- inflammatory because it destroys most single cell pathogens and even biofilms on contact. Iodine is an essential mineral important for many crucial components of healthy human physiology so it makes a far better antibiotic, anti fungal and weapon against stealth viruses including L-bacteria or mycoplasmas than pharmaceuticals.

Today we have to change our perceptions about infections and infectious processes. We need to shift away from the competing paradigms of pathogen vs. terrain. We need to deal simultaneously with pathogen, terrain and poison. Mercury provides the ideal environment for viruses, bacteria, fungi and yeast infections. Though most are in denial, we are being overrun by mercury pollution, which is everywhere in the air, water, food, vaccines, dental amalgam and even beauty products. Practitioners are now looking at autism as an issue of both “infections and toxins.” Interestingly doctors involved with the treatment of autism with heavy metal chelation find that when they go after viruses they get heavy metal excretions. When they go after metals they find that they are getting rid of viruses, bacteria, and fungus as well.

Part of our infection fighting arsenal needs to include selenium and ALA (Alpha
Lipoic Acid) and this is critical not only for maintaining glutathione levels but
also for the neutralization of mercury. Alpha Lipoic acid is a potential first
agent for protection from mycotoxins and treatment of mycotoxicosis.8

You cannot treat infectious diseases in effective ways without dealing with the soil of the infection, with the mercury and other chemical toxicities that are driving the pathogens in the first place. A doctor needs to know his poisons but most are in denial of the fact that most pharmaceuticals are mitochondrial poisons. Modern medicine in the United States and a great part of the world is lost when it comes to dealing with mercury and in fact endorses its use in vaccines and dental medicine. Certainly the government does not think it’s worth the effort to control the fifty tons of mercury that come out of its coal fired electrical plants, spilled into the air each year.

Garlic is one food that has powerful anti-bacterial
and anti-fungal properties and some scientific studies
have found it to be at least as effective as the popular
anti-fungal drug, Nystatin, in destroying candida albicans.

In a practical applications chapter called Combining Oral with Transdermal - Dose Sensitivity & Therapeutic Effect, we find that when using nutritional medicines like magnesium chloride, iodine, sodium bicarbonate, vitamin C and alpha Lipoic Acid, the dose does make the effect but in a sense opposite to the allopathic paradigm. In Natural Allopathic Medicine we often take doses to exceedingly high levels without the side effects found in pharmaceuticals that are an ever present danger even at very low dosages.

In allopathic medicine everything, even water and vitamin C are placed on a scale of toxicity with everything being defined as poisonous. And though it’s true, one can drown in water a large person can safely drink a gallon of it a day and one can put pounds of magnesium chloride in one’s bath and take very high dosages of iodine safely for infectious disorders without the serious and dangerous downside of antibiotics.

It is more than possible to cure incurable diseases if we take the right approach that deals with all sides of the equation when one uses the right dosages of iodine, magnesium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, Alpha Lipoic Acid, selenium and vitamin C and this is not an exhaustive list. The key to successful treatment is found in the concentration when using such nutritional medicines, which is the opposite of The Marshall Protocol which follows the allopathic tradition but goes even lower in its use of poisons (antibiotics).

One of the reasons I built the foundation of my medical approach called Natural Allopathic Medicine on transdermal medicine is that transdermal application of magnesium chloride offers the strongest and most effective way that magnesium can be administered safely and economically. Iodine also can be used transdermally for great effect. Transdermal medicine is ideal when treating children because it is easy to administer. With strong therapeutic baths one can load the body not only with magnesium but also with sodium bicarbonate and sodium thiosulfate. Natural Allopathic Medicine stresses nutritional medicine but its main thrust is the use of concentrated nutritional substances that effectively replace most of the dangerous drugs allopathic medicine uses.

With partial legal immunity, Big Pharma has been able to market practically any
poison as a "drug," regardless of how many people were killed. The Supreme
Court of the United States has just changed all of that making the companies
responsible for damages even if their drugs have been approved by the FDA.

Many decades ago The American Cancer Society said, "Cancer is not caused or cured by any known diet." Nothing has changed in all these years and the American Diabetes Association maintains a similar position with diabetes. This pathology of wrongness gets expressed by attacking the use of vitamin and mineral supplements and the attack takes the form of publications in the medical media about studies that use dosages that are way too low for therapeutic affect. Codex and major medical organizations are conspiring to keep vitamin and mineral dosages to a minimum when in fact they should be maximized.

We can more easily see now why modern medicine has not been able to cure any chronic disease even with hundreds of billions of dollars in misplaced research. In the case of cancer and diabetes it has been blind to the infectious side of the question. And because the medical industrial complex uses heavy metals like mercury it remains blind to low levels of toxicity from metals, chemicals, drugs and even ionizing radiation, which are used in many of its testing procedures and in cancer treatment.

It is truly sad that modern medicine has turned its back on iodine and tragic that one of its most powerful and effective emergency room medicines for cardiac arrest and stroke, magnesium chloride, continues to be ignored in the treatment of chronic diseases. Even sodium bicarbonate, an extraordinarily effective antifungal used constantly with chemo therapy is ignored for the powerful medicine it actually is. Certain doctors like Dr. Burt Berkson, licensed by the FDA to study intravenous use of ALA understand how it can be used when concentrated.

I wrote and published my Survival Medicine for the 21st Century compendium a few years ago because we are living in an era of great medical challenge that sees a large percentage of humanity falling victims to chronic diseases. We cannot take survival for granted anymore and with the present financial and economic collapse ready to break the back of modern medicine as well as modern civilization we cannot afford expensive medical treatments that are ineffective and dangerous.

Now I am publishing Natural Allopathic Medicine, which explains to professionals and patients alike the basic principles and practices that are expressed in many of my other published and soon to be published books on diabetes and pediatrics. I have been as quickly as possible stepping down the 2,500 pages of Survival Medicine into digestible and more polished finished forms that addresses the more specific needs of practitioners and patients to more effectively and safely confront both chronic and acute illness. A great advantage for all practitioners of my medical approach is that it uses common substances that are easily purchased without prescription, substances used for many common purposes so they will not be easily controlled by Codex or anyone else.



2 Dr. John Jacob Cannell writes about the Marshall Protocol: It is true that in some diseases, high doses of vitamin D may be harmful. For example, in the early part of last century, the AMA specifically excluded pulmonary TB from the list of TB infections that ultraviolet light helps. They did so because many of the early pioneers of solariums reported that acutely high doses of sunlight caused some patients with severe pulmonary TB to bleed to death. Thus, these pioneers developed very conservative sun exposure regimes for pulmonary TB patients in which small areas of the skin were progressively exposed to longer and longer periods of sunlight. Using this method, sunlight helped pulmonary TB, often to the point of a cure. Furthermore, it is well known that sunlight can cause high blood calcium in patients with sarcoidosis. In fact, sarcoidosis is one of several granulomatous diseases with vitamin D hypersensitivity where the body loses its ability to regulate activated vitamin D production, causing hypercalcemia. Cronin CC, et al. Precipitation of hypercalcaemia in sarcoidosis by foreign sun holidays: report of four cases. Postgrad Med J. 1990 Apr;66(774):307–9.
Furthermore, although medical science is not yet convinced, some common autoimmune diseases may have an infectious etiology. I recently spoke at length with a rheumatologist who suffers from swollen and painful joints whenever he sunbathes or takes high doses of vitamin D. As long as he limits his vitamin D input his joints are better. To the extent vitamin D upregulates naturally occurring antibiotics of innate immunity, sunlight or vitamin D supplements may cause the battlefield (the joints) to become hot spots. I know of no evidence this is the case but it is certainly possible.
However, if Dr. Marshall's principal hypothesis is correct, that low vitamin D levels are the result of disease, then he is saying that cancer causes low vitamin D levels, not the other way around. The problem is that Professor Joanne Lappe directly disproved that theory in a randomized controlled trial when she found that baseline vitamin D levels were strong and independent predictors of who would get cancer in the future. The lower your levels, the higher the risk. Furthermore, increasing baseline levels from 31 to 38 ng/ml reduced incident cancers by more than 60% over a four year period. Therefore, advising patients to become vitamin D deficient, as the Marshall protocol clearly does, will cause some patients to die from cancer. Lappe JM, Travers-Gustafson D, Davies KM, Recker RR, Heaney RP. Vitamin D and calcium supplementation reduces cancer risk: results of a randomized trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Jun;85(6):1586–91.

3 Wolf P et al. Phenotypic markers, sunlight-related factors and sunscreen use in patients with cutaneous melanoma: an Austrian case-control study. Melanoma Res. 1998 Aug;8(4):370-8.


5 Abraham GE. "The importance of magnesium in the management of primary postmenopausal osteoporosis." J Nut Med, 1991; 2:165-178.

6 Bioactive vitamin D or calcitriol is a steroid hormone that has long been known for its important role in regulating body levels of calcium and phosphorus, and in mineralization of bone. More recently, it has become clear that receptors for vitamin D are present in a wide variety of cells, and that this hormone has biologic effects which extend far beyond control of mineral metabolism.


8 Rogers SA. Northeast Center for Environmental Medicine, Sarasota, Florida. Arch Environ Health. 2003 Aug;58(8):528-32.
A little bit more information about the topic of bacteria and their role in chronic diseases like autoimmune diseases. This info based on bacteria and dis-regulation of cell's receptors, is from the same guys who say that the vit D receptor gets imbalanced (more info about this in the previous articles of this thread).

Study aims to induce recovery from ankylosing spondylitis


Chinese patients will soon have the opportunity to take part in a study of a novel therapy aimed at reversing the autoimmune disease, ankylosing spondylitis. Approximately 200 patients will be chosen to participate in a clinical trial that aims to merge the latest molecular discoveries published by the California non-profit Autoimmunity Research Foundation (ARF) with the medical expertise of physicians and researchers at West China Hospital.

Located at Sichuan University, West China Hospital is the largest clinical center in the world, with 4600 beds and 2.5 million outpatients per year. It is also is the Chinese center for the worldwide Cochrane Collaboration in evidence-based medicine.

The treatment protocol is based on a molecular understanding of the interaction of intracellular and biofilm bacteria with the operation and control of the body's nuclear receptors. Dysregulation of these receptors has been shown to promote the systemic inflammation, immunosuppression, and hormonal imbalances characteristic of chronic disease.

The NIH Human Microbiome Project now estimates that approximately 90% of cells in the human body are bacterial or otherwise non-human in origin. Yet it has only been over the past decade that advanced DNA bacterial identification tools have begun to reveal the true impact of these microbes, many of which have yet to be characterized and identified. Estimated to number in the billions, the accumulation of different species of pathogenic bacteria has been implicated in dozens of chronic disease states. ARF has discovered how to restore nuclear receptor homeostasis so that the body's own immune system can fight these pathogenic bacteria.

The East-West partnership, which will eventually include subjects suffering from other chronic diseases, will serve as a better-controlled and more formalized version of a trial that the Autoimmunity Research Foundation has been conducting over the past several years. These trials are aimed at moving the molecular discovery known as the Marshall Protocol as quickly as possible from bench to bedside.

Data from the initial ARF trial has been presented at conferences around the world from Karolinska, Sweden to Beijing, China. Detailed data showing that a majority of participants experienced symptomatic resolution or disease reversal from 20 autoimmune diagnoses, ranging from lupus to arthritis to thyroiditis was presented by Captain Tom Perez at the 2008 International Congress on Autoimmunity in Portugal.

"As a physician who has seen hundreds of patients respond positively to the therapy that will be tested at WCH I think data collected from the upcoming trial may very well be groundbreaking," states Dr. Greg Blaney of Vancouver, Canada.

The collaboration is scheduled to begin at the end of August when researchers from ARF will travel to China to work with the WCH staff getting the study underway.

Both groups will also join together in applying for research grants from both public sources and private donors to ensure that the maximum possible number of participants with a wide range of diseases is eventually able to participate.



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Psyche said:
A little bit more information about the topic of bacteria and their role in chronic diseases like autoimmune diseases. This info based on bacteria and dis-regulation of cell's receptors, is from the same guys who say that the vit D receptor gets imbalanced (more info about this in the previous articles of this thread).

Here is an update on the subject:,19723.msg283214.html#msg283214
when one uses the right dosages of iodine, magnesium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, Alpha Lipoic Acid, selenium and vitamin C

I searched Dr. Sircus web site and could not find a protocol for "the right dosages" Am I correct in thinking that it depends on each individuals situation and one must experiment on such doses?

Thanks again Psyche for posting this valuable information.
Bluestar said:
when one uses the right dosages of iodine, magnesium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, Alpha Lipoic Acid, selenium and vitamin C

I searched Dr. Sircus web site and could not find a protocol for "the right dosages" Am I correct in thinking that it depends on each individuals situation and one must experiment on such doses?

Thanks again Psyche for posting this valuable information.

ALA is 100mg twice per day. Selenium as selenomethionine is 200 mcg per day, vitamin C depends on each individual. Mark Sircus has a specific protocol for iodine. Try searching within this forum, there is an iodine thread. It might be the case that it is only in his book. But if I remember correctly, last time we discussed iodine, some people were reporting in the iodine thread how much they were taking.

Here is more about the dose of Magnesium Chloride (transdermal therapy):

Magnesium chloride can be used to make magnesium oil which can be readily absorbed through the skin when sprayed or rubbed on the body. It increases magnesium bioavailability in the body and provides the ideal solution for those individuals who experience loose stools when they try to take enough oral magnesium to meet their needs. Some researchers have found that using magnesium oil at a concentration of 25% magnesium chloride restores a magnesium deficiency in a matter of weeks that would otherwise require months or a year to restore with oral supplementation. If you pump about 6 sprays of magnesium oil for each leg and arm, you are applying about 400mg of magnesium (a 25-35% magnesium chloride solution delivers between 13 and 18 mg per pump). Using a few sprays under your arms will also function as a highly effective deodorant. If any redness or stingy feelings result, use a more diluted magnesium oil.

Requirements for a very ill person are much higher than for a healthy person. In general, if you take a full body magnesium bath, two ounces of magnesium chloride could be used. Some people prefer a very concentrated magnesium chloride bath with as many as eight ounces of magnesium at a time. Foot baths use much less water, so two ounces will yield a very concentrated intake. Soak the body or just the feet in the warm solution for 20-30 minutes. It is best to do it daily during the first week, starting at lower concentrations and working towards higher levels. Then continue at 2-3 times a week for 6-8 weeks or longer.
I read the iodine protocol in the iodine thread. Supplementing iodine has worked some wonders for me and for a child I knew that had Lyme's disease. Cured her of it. Thanks so much Psyche for this info.
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