Posted by bleauberry on March 24, 2009, at 17:03:56
In reply to Re: Vitamin D! **Larry Hoover** » bleauberry, posted by Larry Hoover on March 24, 2009, at 7:05:44
Thanks for the time it took to look into the Marshall Protocol, Larry. I happen to agree with all your opinions on the matter.
Sure, it will work for someone. Why or how, who knows. I doubt any success has much to do with what he does with VitD. The bedrock of his protocol is a strategy of pulsing antibiotics that have intracellular penetration. I am in the camp that believes a fair amount of Fibro, CFS, MS, and psychiatric patients are actually under the invasion of a hidden undiagnosable bacteria which cause immune dysfunctions, inflammation, disruption of normal cellular activities, and systemic poisoning by excreted toxins, the bacteria hidden within cells or undetectable due to being cellwall-less. So obviously, in the context of this theory, antibiotics are going to help people. Regardless of whether they avoid VitD or not.
I am also in the camp that believes many more people have Lyme disease than has been diagnosed. So obviously taking some antibiotics is going to lead to some unexplained Herx reactions and improvements. Again, regardless of avoiding VitD.
I saw a web page written by Marshall for a magazine where he states Vit D, contrary to popular acceptance, is actually immunosuppressive. But, no evidence or references. Instead, he says people have been taking VitD supplements for years but chronic diseases continue to escalate. As if there was some way to link those two issues.
Some people have been healed of horrible afflictions by his protocol. But like I said, if an infection is indeed the hidden enemy, then of course some longterm pulsed antibiotics are going to help. On the other hand, there is a growing body of patients who have not been helped by his protocol because it was so torturous and rough that they could not persist with the treatment.
I'll personally stick with what my LLMD and Larry Hoover have to say. Both seem smart and scientific a few notches above the norm.