Vitamin D and the Coimbra Protocol
Dr Coimbra has been doing work over the past 15 years with Vitamin D in treating autoimmune diseases, in particular Multiple Sclerosis.
VITAMIN D AND DR COIMBRA'S PROTOCOL
Before I go into this a word of caution. High doses of vitamin D can cause irreversible kidney damage and other negative side effects such as weakening of the bones. DO NOT take high doses of Vitamin D without a healthcare professional monitoring you.
I have been taking Vitamin D at around 10,000IU/day for about 10 years. The more research I do the more I think it has slowed the progression of the disease over the past 16 years since diagnosis. About 12 months ago I came across Dr Coimbra and the work he has been doing over the past 15 years with Vitamin D in treating immune diseases.
Dr Coimbra is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is a professor at the University there, has held many positions at the main hospital (in neurological capacities) and has published numerous papers.
For the past 15 years or so he has been working on using vitamin D in treating various immune diseases, in particular Multiple Sclerosis (MS). It is reputed that he has treated 1000,s of MS patients in Brazil with success rates in halting the disease, and even reversing it, in the 90 percent range. With minimal negative side effects if monitored and doses adjusted correctly. To the point where he now has developed a protocol that he is teaching other Dr's around the world to use.
I see two neurologist here in NZ and neither of them were interested in helping me with this protocol. Fortunately my GP was more open to the idea. With his help and under the guidance of a Dr schooled in the protocol I hope to start it soon (written late Nov 2016).
Watch this space for updates and here are some useful links.