Kenner Protocol for MS
Re: the letter from Dale Humpherys in your November 2004 issue.
It seems that Dale Humpherys was a patient with multiple sclerosis (MS) who was cured by the protocol of Dr. Frederich Klenner of Reidsville, North Carolina. Not only has he been cured of MS, but he has been getting the word out to other MS patients and they seem to be getting well also. I commend him for the good effort.
MS is a dreadful disease and the orthodox medical establishment gets nothing whatever done in treating it. I knew Dr. Klenner well and valued an exchange with him for 20 years and I visited him once. I never met any of his MS patients, but he said that he would have them come to him in wheelchairs and he fully restored them to good health. It is so tragic that there is no doctor that I know of who is treating MS with the protocol of Klenner.
The Townsend Letter serves an urgent need. Here it is getting the word out on the Klenner treatment for MS, not from a doctor but from a cured MS patient, Dale Humpherys. I have nothing but kind words for Dale Humpherys, but he has not given in his letters the complete Klenner protocol. I will give it here.
Klenner said that a virus, he suggested it was the Coxsackie virus, causes small hemorrhages to nerves. When healing takes place there are scars that clamp off the blood flow to the nerves. The problem is to reestablish blood flow to the nerves.
First he used vitamin E, 3,200 IU a day. Then he used niacin in large amounts. This is unpleasant to take as it causes much flushing. As such, it dilates the blood vessels that have been compressed by the scars. Klenner used from 100 mg to 3,000 mg of niacin a day, enough to produce a strong flush at least four times a day. The combination of vitamin E and niacin will get blood to the myelin of nerves.
Then it was necessary to get cell regeneration in the myelin sheath of nerves in need of repair. To this end, he used massive amounts of vitamin C, 10 to 20 grams a day. He then supplied the respiratory enzymes thiamine and riboflavin. Thiamine was used 300 to 500 mg four times a day by mouth and 500 mg each day as hypodermic injections. Riboflavin is given 25 mg four times a day by mouth and 40 to 80 mg a day by injections.
Then calcium pantothenate was given 200 mg by mouth four times a day. Also hypodermic injections of cyanocobalamin, 1,000 mcg given three times a week. Also given were 100 to 200 mg of vitamin B6 four times a day by mouth and 100 mg as injections.
Klenner then supplied 3,600 mg of Soya lecithin. It was taken to supply needed choline which is taken up by myelin cells. He also gave injections of one cc of crude liver extract each day.
There were 40 grams of glycine; gelatin is rich in glycine. The body can make some glycine, but Klenner thought the more the better. Klenner felt that as more oxygen was used by myelin cells, there were toxic waste products produced. He said that glycine was great at detoxifying toxic substances. And last, there was 100 mg of magnesium a day by mouth.
And so here is Klenner's complete protocol in the treatment of MS. This is a lot to do, but one is treating a dread disease.
In his letter in the November 2004 issue, Humpherys introduced another means of treating MS that has nothing to do with the Klenner protocol, that of adding fish oil to diet.
I told of Dr. Eric Newsholme, of the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Oxford, in my article, "The Prudent Diet, Heart Disease and Cholesterol Lowering Drugs: Why They Don't Prevent Heart Disease." It was in the August 2002 issue of the Townsend Letter.
In this letter it was told how Newsholme found the polyunsaturated fats to be highly immunosuppressive. He said that the immunosuppression of the polyunsaturated fats made them ideal for the. treatment of autoimmune diseases. He said that MS is an autoimmune disease and that it has been found that MS responds to treatment with polyunsaturated fats. He gave as a reference J.H.D. Miller et al in British Medical Journal, 1973 i p 765.
Newsholme used sunflower seed oil as an immunosuppressive polyunsaturated fat at 30 cc a day to treat two children who were greatly disabled with the Guillain-Barre syndrome. Two girls aged 5 and 6 were so disabled that they could not walk or care for themselves: One was a daughter of Newsholme. They had been treated with all the known immunosuppressive drugs to no benefit. They were started on a diet with 30 cc of sunflower seed oil, which was the diet used at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford to treat patients who had, had a heart attack. Almost at once the two girls showed benefit. One made a complete recovery in six months. The other in one year. This was reported in The Lancet for March 18, 1978 pp 583-5. Newsholme's report on how immunosuppressive are the polyunsaturated fats was in The Lancet for March 19, 1977 p 654.
In the Humpherys letter in the November 2004 issue of Townsend Letter, he tells of a trial in Norway on treating MS patients with one gram a day of fish oil and the patients were told to eat fish four times a week. MS patients were said to have shown improvement. Humpherys suggested that MS patients could do better on 12 grams a day of fish oil.
I had talked by phone with Newsholme about the immunosuppression of the polyunsaturated fats and suggested that the immunosuppression of the polyunsaturated fats may be causing cancer. He took a positive view that they were ideal for the treatment of autoimmune disease such as MS and he did not want to talk about them causing cancer.
I asked him about fish oil and he said that fish oil is as highly immunosuppressive as sunflower seed oil, but it was not used because of the unpleasant flavor as compared to sunflower seed oil.
This is to suggest that Humpherys has a good idea in suggesting that 12 grams of fish oil a day be added to treatment of MS. It would be of interest if a few patients with MS tried the same diet with 30 cc of sunflower seed oil that was used with such great success in treating Newsholm's daughter. I think it would do no harm and there may be a pleasant surprise.
Sunflower seed oil is an omega 6 fat. There may be something magic about an omega 3 fat, which is fish oil.
I hope that this letter may be brought to the attention of a few MS patients and a diet with 30cc of sunflower seed oil o fish oil may be tried.
This concept of using polyunsaturated fat to treat MS., if used at all, should bf used along with the Klenner protocol.
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TOWNSEND LETTER for DOCTORS & PATIENTS - JANUARY, 2005