Category Archives: CAM – Complementary Alternative Medicine

INNOVATIONS & INSIGHTS: COVID-19, addictions, more

https://biotheorist.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/innovations-insights-june-13-2020f.pdf

Progress in “slaying” the dragon (COVID-19)

(More like caging the dragon)

If you have been following the science coming out on the COVI9-19 virus and how it wrecks havoc in those who contract it, then you know that a growing body of evidence (including autopsies of people who died of infection) points to one of its major pathological mechanisms being epitheliitis, i.e., inflammation of the lining of blood vessels. The virus is vasculotrophic in nature which means it has its most dire effects via its attraction to (and infection of) the epithelial layer of cells in blood vessels including those in the lungs. This produces microthromboses (little clots) that trigger an ever-expanding spiral of pathology and a flood of cytokines which lands some folks in ICU wards and (unfortunately) Forest Lawn.

And, while there are drugs and steroids that work well at various stages to slow and even halt this spiral, nature too offers remediative compounds of merit which I have been working with. Indeed, my focus has expanded from thwarting virus replication and preventing virus attachment to and penetration of lung cells (which can result in viral pneumonia, sepsis and death), to countering epitheliitis and microthromboses formation.

I think in time I will have all the dietary and other components in-place to make Covid-19 (and perhaps some other viral) infections less likely to reach the stage at which hospitalization and aggressive forms of medical intervention are required.

Nota bene: My approach is geared to complement traditional medical measures and not to replace them. I suspect it will prove especially helpful in people who wind up with chronic relapsing Covid-19 disease.

Covid-19 countermeasures: https://biotheorist.wordpress.com/2020/03/28/covid-19-countermeasures-more/?fbclid=IwAR1abRcOY5Szm2jUQ3LAlcBjZgl42X0jCZturNzpP3FWhxN2c1nVEon4-SQ

Old solution revisited: COVID-19 antibody rich human milk (or colostrum)

She’s examining whether the antibodies lingering in human milk can protect babies — and perhaps even adults one day — from coronavirus.
She’s examining whether the antibodies lingering in human milk can protect babies — and perhaps even adults one day — from coronavirus.
Anthony G. Payne Old story actually but one worth revising. And one I intersected with in the 1980s into the 1990s: A biochemist, Robert Plymate, PhD, developed a patented way to process antibody rich colostrum from cows specific for human diseases. One example: he injected pregnant cows with tumor cells from a human liver cancer patient and then collected & processed the antibody rich resulting colostrum (Nota bene: The cows could not get cancer from the injected human tumor cells but did form antibodies to it). This was purified and injected into the patient who donated the cancer cells resulting in complete remission. I worked for and with Dr. Bob in the early 1990s — Ag lab & hothouse complex outside Lincoln, Nebraska. Given this, taking colostrum from lactating women who are COVID-19+ might be a great way to wind up with antibody rich material for purification & administration to very sick COVID-19 sufferers via IV. Just some (ahem) food — milk of human wellness, as it were– for thought.

 


April 9 at 8:40 AM

 

 

Anthony G. Payne Perversely funny and oddly apropos for our times. Just picture COVID-19 as Mr. Hands and the world as Mr. Bill.

 

Making pancreatic cancer cells too acidic to survive

 

Pancreatic cancer blocked by disrupting cellular pH balance (Medical Express) by Sanford Burnham (Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) April 7, 2020

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys have found a new way to kill pancreatic cancer cells by disrupting their pH equilibrium. The study, published in Cancer Discovery, reports how depleting an ion transport protein lowers the pH to a point that compromises pancreatic cancer cell growth.

“Our study suggests that interfering with cellular pH represents a new therapeutic avenue to treat pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancers for which there is currently no effective treatment,” says Cosimo Commisso, Ph.D., an assistant professor in Sanford Burnham Prebys’ NCI-designated Cancer Center.’

“A new therapeutic avenue..”? Not exactly (Granted, the SBP scientists have their own unique way of lowering tumor cell pH). Check out this blog entry of mine: Exploiting a vulnerability in some forms of cancer: the Warburg Effect revisited

This particular  blog entry contains a link to a paper by “yours truly” from 2005: PREVENTING METASTASIS AND ACHIEVING ONCOLYSIS IN SOLID TUMORS BY INHIBITING SPECIFIC METALLOPROTEINASES AND MANIPULATING KEY METABOLIC PATHWAYS (Medical Hypotheses & Research, Vol. 2, No. 4, October 2005)

From the abstract section of my paper:

By artfully manipulating key metabolic anaerobic biochemical pathways, it should be possible to increase lactate and block its excretion, resulting in lethal reductions in intracellular pH. Compounds are advanced for accomplishing this as well as helping eradicate non-hypoxic regions of tumors, based on predecessor methods which results in long term remissions in per sons with a host of solid tumor malignancies. A number of measures are also introduced for inducing oncostasis and preventing metastasis.

This approach to effecting tumor cell die-off was dubbed by me “The Metabolic Oncolytic Regimen” and was first bandied about by me in 1989 (My original paper on this was posted online in 1989 followed by a revised spin in 2011).  

Its use by various oncologists in the US and abroad has put many patients with advanced and sometimes end stage metastatic cancer into partial and even full remission

This body of work attracted the attention of various staffers at the Office of Alternative Medicine (later reborn as the NCCAM) including NIH post-doc toxicologist Li-Chuan Chin which resulted in my being funded by the NIH to attend the historic Practice Outcomes Monitoring and Evaluation System (POMES) cancer conference held in Bethesda (in 1996). A few years later the faculty senate and president of a integrative medical school in Sri Lanka (Open International University of CAM) recognized the promise of the MOR by bestowing an honorary MD degree and 2 medals in science on me.

The revised Metabolic Oncolytic Regimen (MOR) is sometimes prescribed by MDs abroad who are also utilizing another of my brainchildren: Donor granulocyte therapy for advanced cancer (NCIM)

© April 2020 by Dr. Anthony G. Payne. All rights reserved.

UPDATED: Masks coated with antivirus liquid preventing infection with COVID-19

My mini-army of Japanese volunteers have been coating masks with a NaCl+KCl+Tween20 solution for many weeks now and then donning them every time they circulate in public (Readers will find the procedure for making up the spray on liquid at-home here). Not one has gotten infected with COVID-19, influenza or even a cold. While people all around them are getting sick and panicking, they are sailing on unaffected.

Pointer: Coat both sides of the cotton mask(s) you use in public. This way if you should pick up the COVID-19 virus on your fingertips and touch your mask the viral particles should die quickly. Of course, once you are back home it would probably be a good idea to sterilize the mask and apply a fresh coating of the antivirus solution to both sides, let it dry thoroughly, and use it religiously (The coating should kill all the viruses that land on it but I tend to err on the side of caution aka “Just in case”).

Click to access additional COVID-19 countermeasures.

From my lab bench to you:  I have been experimenting with many nontoxic antiviral medicinal plant extracts & fungi derived compounds (COVID-19 is an RNA virus). All of these have garnered bench top and empiric evidence of effectiveness against various coronavirus family members including Ebola and SARS. However, it appears they were not pursued by drug companies probably because they cannot patent the anti-RNA compounds in them (Too many and most likely they work in-tandem in vivo and not as well when isolated and purified).

My focus has been on developing a an oral agent whose mode of action will (among other things) make it less likely for the COVID-19 virus to attach to and penetrate lung cells (which can result in viral pneumonia, sepsis and death), as well as to upregulate angiotensin-converting enzyme-2 (ACE2) which has been shown to reduce the severity of coronavirus infections.

Readers are invited to lend support to my antiviral research project by going tohttps://bit.ly/3br109H
© April 6, 2020 by Dr. Anthony G. Payne. All rights reserved.

 

Stopping the COVID-19 pandemic: history repeats itself

1918 Spanish Flu historical documentary | Swine Flu Pandemic | Deadly plague of 1918

 


If you think the measures being enacted recently to prevent the spread of COVID-19 sound familiar, you know your history of pandemics very well indeed! As this documentary richly illustrates social distancing, masks, rapid infection & death in some people, healthcare workers struggling to deal with patients and contracting the infection themselves, product shortages ….everything we are seeing & grappling with now…pretty much was done or seen during the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918. I might add: In the SFE-1918 the 2nd and 3rd waves of infection were worse than the first. Watch this documentary to understand why.

Afterwards get acquainted with these COVID-19 countermeasures (most of them do-it-yourself at home): https://biotheorist.wordpress.com/2020/03/28/covid-19-countermeasures-more/

Broad spectrum antiviral research project


© April 2020 by Dr. Anthony G. Payne. All rights reserved.

Killing COVID-19 on surfaces & in the air: can charged particles pull this off?

Bengaluru Scientist Claims New Medical Device Can Neutralise Coronavirus, Will be Sent to US to Test

A medical electronics research unit, Organisation De Scalene, claims it has developed the prototype of a gadget that could neutralise the spread of the virus. The prototype is being sent to the University of Maryland in the US this week, for the tests to be corroborated and its efficacy and reach to be verified.

Chairman of the organisation, Dr. Rajah Vijay Kumar, said that what his institute has innovated is a small device or gadget that can be kept in homes, auditoriums, offices, schools, cars… everywhere.

Explaining the science behind it, he said coronavirus is a spiral ball-like thing with a lots of spikes called ‘S-protein’. These proteins, he said, are positive cells and negative-seeking – when your body comes in contact the viruses thus go into the body and because cells have negative potential, it sticks in cells and releases its DNA into it and starts replicating. That is how the virus survives.

“This gadget we have developed only releases a huge amount of electrons – these viruses don’t know the difference between electrons of your body or others. Once the electrons are released, the virus cells get neutralised. Any infected person comes in – if he touches something, these electrons will neutralise all the viral electrons. After that, even if you ingest it, it goes into your stomach as a piece of protein but won’t cause damage,” he claimed.

(Emphasis mine)

This approach rang a bell so I checked around and came up with this article from 2003: Air ionisers wipe out hospital infections (New Scientist, 3 January 2003)

Research by electronics company Sharp has shown that positive and negative ions produced by their air conditioning systems can inactivate viruses including influenza. But the new study is the first to link such an effect to reduced infections in hospitals.

A little more digital archeology turned up: Ionising air conditioners ‘zap flu’ (Sharp Plasmacluster, September 11, 2002)

Sep 11, 2002 – The “plasmacluster ion air purification” system generates positive and negative ions, which react with microparticles, including microbes

However, what the Bengaluru scientists developed sounds like it puts out far more charged particles than what a typical room ionizer does. Obviously the thing to do is wait for it to be cleared by the FDA for sale in the USA and then check out the machine specs. But, for those who want to press ahead and experiment with a Sharp ionizing machine (Plasmacluster), here is a link to the Google results I got for this particular model: Google shopping results for Sharpe Plasma Cluster air conditioning system

For those intrepid readers who want to see reviews of other ionizers, here are links to two such articles:

https://www.airbetter.org/ionic-air-purifier-reviews-ratings-and-guides-for-consumers/  – Ionic Air Purifier Reviews Consumer Reports of 2019 – 2020

https://shinealightonsad.com/best-negative-ion-generator/#AvianoAV890 – Best Negative Ion Generators 2020: At A Glance List (Lists 9 and includes square footage covered for each machine)

The question naturally arises: are air ioniziners a “risk free” technology? No, at least for those folks with asthma, allergies and possibly some other medical conditions. Here is a Web MD article on this:

https://www.webmd.com/asthma/news/20050404/ionizing-air-cleaners-may-pose-health-hazard#1Ionizing Air Cleaners May Pose Health Hazard (Machines Add to Indoor Ozone, Consumer Reports Investigation Shows)


Among the (apparently few) scientific papers published on the impact of ionized particles on various microorganisms


Ionizing air affects influenza virus infectivity and prevents airborne-transmission. Hagbom M, Nordgren J, Nybom R, Hedlund KO, Wigzell H, Svensson L.  Sci Rep. 2015;5:11431. Published 2015 Jun 23. doi:10.1038/srep11431

The bactericidal effect of an ionizer under low concentration of ozone. Park JS, Sung BJ, Yoon KS, Jeong CS. BMC Microbiol. 2016 Jul 30;16(1):173. doi: 10.1186/s12866-016-0785-5.PMID: 27475908   Free PMC Article   Similar articles

The application of ionizers in domestic refrigerators for reduction in airborne and surface bacteria. Kampmann Y, Klingshirn A, Kloft K, Kreyenschmidt J. J Appl Microbiol. 2009 Dec 1;107(6):1789-98. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2672.2009.04359.x. Epub 2009 Apr 25. PMID: 19486210  Free Article   Similar articles

Upper-room ultraviolet light and negative air ionization to prevent tuberculosis transmission. Escombe AR, Moore DA, Gilman RH, Navincopa M, Ticona E, Mitchell B, Noakes C, Martínez C, Sheen P, Ramirez R, Quino W, Gonzalez A, Friedland JS, Evans CA. PLoS Med. 2009 Mar 17;6(3):e43. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000043. PMID: 19296717 Free PMC Article Similar articles


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COVID-19: Make-it-yourself ventilators

MAKE-IT-YOURSELF VENTILATOR: Dr. Robert Dennis (Prof. of bioengineering, UNC; President of Micro-Pulse LLC)

Rice University engineering team creates intermediate tech ventilator for <$300 (Kits to pull this off in your home hobby shop or such coming soon): http://oedk.rice.edu/apollobvm/

Other COVID-19 countermeasures (prevention, treatment): https://biotheorist.wordpress.com/2020/03/28/covid-19-countermeasures-more/


 

 

COVID-19 countermeasures & more

Progress in “slaying” the Dragon (COVID-19) 

UPDATED: Antivirus coated masks preventing infection with COVID-19

Antivirus nasal spray you can make at home (Git-R-Done)

FIGHTING COVID-19: immune support foods + 2 products

Far-UV technology kills COVID-19 & bacteria & fungi in offices, rooms, etc. (Far-UV doesn’t penetrate skin or eyes)

Killing COVID-19 on surfaces & in the air: can charged particles pull this off?

NYC hospitals using high dose IV vitamin C on COVID-19 patients

COVID-19 turnarounds in 50 hospitalized patients (moderate to severe) – no deaths — results reported during an international video medical conference

Fighting Back Against Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

COVID-19: Make-it-yourself ventilators  

Broad spectrum antiviral research project

COVID-19: Lots of easy to access posts on my FACEBOOK page

Thought-provoking documentary on where the COVID-19 pandemic may be taking us

COVID-19: Don’t let fear get the best of you

“Here’s what matters most in the Covid-19 pandemic”

“Here’s what matters most in the Covid-19 pandemic”

As a lay monk I would be remiss not to address the spiritual dimension of the COVID-19 crisis.  This 29m16s video features Rev. Costi Hinn discussing “Here’s what matters most in the Covid-19 pandemic

What Rev. Hinn has to share is what I’d characterize as the “first steps” in the covenanting process (A process the early believers referred to as “The Way” and which includes repentance/redemption, deliverance, empowerment, and sanctification). 

Now, mind you, as an American Indian (Bureau of Indian Affairs CDIB card holder & member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) I am emphatically not interested in strong-arming or coercing people into taking my perspective on or advocacy of anything. My indigenous ancestors valued individual choice and conscience though sadly they were often forced to accept customs, practices and more that they found reprehensible or otherwise objectionable. 

So I do not come to you with the intention of violating your power to choose what you believe and do in life. You can elect to play the video of Rev. Hinn, or not. And if you do hear him out, you are at certainly liberty to disagree with and reject what he says. How can it be otherwise? After all God forces no one to believe in him or to accept his terms for entering into and cultivating a relationship with him. Why would he want to be surrounded by those who he had to force into a relationship with him? (Would you want to be surrounded by folks you had to force to hang around you?)

Whether your way or The Way, you won’t (ahem) ruffle my feathers.  

© March 2020 by Dr. Anthony G. Payne (Summer Cloud). All rights reserved.


For those who do set out on The Way, here are some helpful resources to inform, guide & empower your journey:

The Way of Life — Didache (The Didache is the first guide for believers ever written – possibly around 50 C.E. — with commentary by Toby Janicki)

A Life for God by messianic Rabbi Greg Herschberg (Beth Yeshua, Macon, Georgia). The Kindle version of this book is FREE.

MTOI video recorded teachings (All free)

For believers, help is not limited to this side of the grave

Are you going through hell on earth and need an intercessor?


NYC hospitals using high dose IV vitamin C on COVID-19 patients

New York hospitals treating coronavirus patients with vitamin C

By Lorena Mongelli and Bruce Golding

March 24, 2020 | 5:04pm |

EXCERPTS FROM THIS ARTICLE

Dr. Andrew G. Weber, a pulmonologist and critical-care specialist affiliated with two Northwell Health facilities on Long Island, said his intensive-care patients with the coronavirus immediately receive 1,500 milligrams of intravenous vitamin C.

Identical amounts of the powerful antioxidant are then readministered three or four times a day, he said.

A spokesman for Northwell — which operates 23 hospitals, including Lenox Hill Hospital on Manhattan’s Upper East Side — said vitamin C was being “widely used” as a coronavirus treatment throughout the system, but noted that medication protocols varied from patient to patient.

“As the clinician decides,” spokesman Jason Molinet said.

The vitamin C is administered in addition to such medicines as the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, the antibiotic azithromycin, various biologics and blood thinners, Weber said.

Weber, 34, said vitamin C levels in coronavirus patients drop dramatically when they suffer sepsis, an inflammatory response that occurs when their bodies overreact to the infection.

“It makes all the sense in the world to try and maintain this level of vitamin C,” he said.

A clinical trial on the effectiveness of intravenous vitamin C on coronavirus patients began Feb. 14 at Zhongnan Hospital in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the pandemic

https://nypost.com/2020/03/24/new-york-hospitals-treating-coronavirus-patients-with-vitamin-c/


COVID-19 turnarounds in 50 hospitalized patients (moderate to severe) – no deaths — results reported during an international video medical conference

Antivirus coated masks preventing infection with COVID-19

Antivirus nasal spray you can make at home (Git-R-Done)

FIGHTING COVID-19: immune support foods + 2 products

Far-UV technology kills COVID-19 & bacteria & fungi in offices, rooms, etc. (Far-UV doesn’t penetrate skin or eyes)

Broad spectrum antiviral research project

COVID-19: Lots of easy to access posts on my FACEBOOK page

COVID-19: Don’t let fear get the best of you

Thought-provoking documentary on where the COVID-19 pandemic may be taking us


 

FIGHTING COVID-19: immune support foods + 2 products

NOTA BENE: I have no financial or other vested interested in any products or devices mentioned in or linked to in this article.


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COVID-19: Lots of easy to access posts on my FACEBOOK page

I post many news articles & such on COVID-19 (and much more) along with my comments in many instances on my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DrAGPayne.choctawdoc

My posts are almost always accessible by the public (This way you do not need to become a “Facebook Friend” of mine to access and read them).

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MAKE A VENTILATOR AT HOME

https://www.youtube.com/watch…

 

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Anthony G. Payne Dr. Dennis is a professor of bioengineering at the University of North Carolina (UNC) and worked for NASA as a research scientist. I actually have been evaluating the efficacy of his unique M1 PEMF technology to remediate pain & stimulate cartilage and bone regeneration in volunteers. We seem to share a passion for equipping people with the know-how to help themselves. Check out this this <5 minute video in which Dr. Dennis explains how to make-a ventilator-at-home.
Anthony G. Payne PS I sincerely hope you NEVER have to make & use this homemade ventilator on a COVID-19 stricken spouse, relative, friend, or such!

Antivirus nasal spray you can make at home (Git-R-Done)

Antivirus nasal spray you can make at home (Git-R-Done)

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The fish tank cleaner contains the same active ingredient as the drug, but in a different form that can poison people.

 

The fish tank cleaner contains the same active ingredient as the drug, but in a different form that can poison people.
Anthony G. Payne The toxicity of even the right drug – chloroquine — as well as hydroxychloroquinine — and the lack of substantive evidence that they actually produce benefits outweighing the risks — are prompting many scientists and docs to hit the pause button on them. However, back in the mid 1980s while dealing with a handful of AIDs sufferers (Dallas) I had them try a specific compound that was nontoxic — showed activity against certain parasites and viruses — and which actually had an positive impact of their condition. This whole chloroquinine discussion got to me to reflecting on this. Now I am arranging to obtain my old chemical friend and combine it with the other nontoxic antiviral compounds to see if it will make a dent in COVID-19 in the lab (I do not work with the actual virus but have a pipeline to researchers who are and who are seeking novel solutions to test against this insidious virus). Ever forward….
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Idiot pastor in Ohio holds Sunday service in his megachurch

In Warren County, Ohio, a state where the governor has issued a stay-at-home mandate to slow the spread of coronavirus, Solid Rock Church pastor Lawrence Bishop invited worshippers yesterday to his…
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In Warren County, Ohio, a state where the governor has issued a…
In Warren County, Ohio, a state where the governor has issued a stay-at-home mandate to slow the spread of coronavirus, Solid Rock Church pastor Lawrence Bishop invited worshippers yesterday to his…
Anthony G. Payne I suspect the pastor of this megachurch has trouble distinguishing presumption from faith. It is an intellectual defect I’ve seen at work in many congregations down through the years, sometimes with tragic consequences.
Anthony G. Payne Thankfully it appears most megachurch leaders have already wised up……https://slate.com/…/its-a-big-deal-that-megachurches…

 

Broad spectrum antiviral research project

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/broad-spectrum-antivial/x/23245956#/

I’ve never tried crowdfunding to raise funds to cover my explor-i-mentation, but will now give it a go. Why not apply for a grant, you ask? The competition for grants is typically robust and the time it takes to land one would probably try my patience. I need to press on with my quest for a broad spectrum (nondrug) antiviral formulation but must obtain additional lab equipment as well as float my financial boat during this quest. Give if you feel led to, otherwise tell others about this campaign. You can shoot questions and such to me at nativescienceguy at gmail dot com.  Thanks!

 


 

Antivirus nasal spray you can make at home (Git-R-Done)

The photo is one of the many bottles of saline/iota carrageenan/polysorbate 20 (antivirus) nasal spray I processed on 3-17-2020 in my lab. Giveaways, yes, to family, friends & volunteers.

Here is my step-by-step guide to making up the spray at home: https://biotheorist.wordpress.com/2020/03/21/make-it-at-home-antivirus-nasal-spray/

If you elect to create your own supply of the nasal spray, I would recommend you buy the base saline moisturizing spray PDQ. It seems as though people have not only been buying up food and toilet paper, but vitamin C, cotton face masks (out-of-stock through most vendors like Walmart), and every conceivable “immune boosting” herbal product or nutraceutical as well. I thus would not be surprised to see online sellers of saline moisturizing spray begin to post “out of stock” notices on their ads and listings for this item.

As Larry the Cable Guy would say,Git-R-Done

Antiviral research project: https://bit.ly/3br109H

Make it at home antivirus nasal spray

ALSO CHECK OUT: Antiviral research project: https://bit.ly/3br109H

 

Click to access how-to-make-and-use-an-iota-carrageenan-spray-0.12-percent.pdf

Click to access how-to-make-and-use-an-iota-carrageenan-spray-0.12-percent.pdf

Antivirus coated masks preventing infection with COVID-19

Many Japanese volunteers have been coating masks with a NaCl+KCl+Tween20 solution for many weeks now and then donning them every time they circulate in public (Readers will find the procedure for making up the spray on liquid at-home here). Not one has gotten infected with COVID-19, influenza or even a cold. While people all around them are getting sick and panicking, they are sailing on unaffected.

Pointer: Coat both sides of the cotton mask(s) you use in public. This way if you should pick up the COVID-19 virus on your fingertips and touch your mask the viral particles should die quickly. Of course, once you are back home make sure to sterilize the mask and apply a fresh coating of the antivirus solution to both sides, let it dry thoroughly, and use it religiously.

Click to access additional COVID-19 countermeasures.

From my lab bench to you:  I have been experimenting with many nontoxic antiviral medicinal plant extracts & fungi derived compounds (COVID-19 is an RNA virus). All of these have garnered bench top and empiric evidence of effectiveness against various coronavirus family members including Ebola and SARS. However, it appears they were not pursued by drug companies probably because they cannot patent the anti-RNA compounds in them (Too many and most likely they work in-tandem in vivo and not as well when isolated and purified).

My focus has been on developing a an oral agent whose mode of action will (among other things) make it less likely for the COVID-19 virus to attach to and penetrate lung cells (which can result in viral pneumonia, sepsis and death), as well as to upregulate angiotensin-converting enzyme-2 (ACE2) which has been shown to reduce the severity of coronavirus infections.

Readers are invited to lend support to my antiviral research project by going tohttps://bit.ly/3br109H
© April 6, 2020 by Dr. Anthony G. Payne. All rights reserved.

Link to NCIM’s free e-guide to their experimental healing program

Click to access nova-cells-e-book-2019-edition.pdf

Fighting Back Against Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

Click to access fighting-back-against-covid-19-1.pdf

 

 

Exploiting a vulnerability in some forms of cancer: the Warburg Effect revisited

https://www.nature.com/articles/s42255-020-0172-2

 

This paper builds on work done in the 1980s by moi (Dr. Anthony G. Payne) which capitalized on the Warburg Effect in some forms of cancer.

 

https://biotheorist.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/manipulating-metalloproteinases-to-achieve-oncolysis-med-hyp-and-res.pdf

 

EXCERPT FROM MY FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION TO THE AMERICAN ACADEMY IN BERLIN (Submitted during the fall of 2019 for the 2020 award year):

In looking through the many completed Fellowship projects by American Academy of Berlin alumni as well as their biographical profiles, I quickly realized that both my proposal focus and background differs significantly from theirs. To quote myself, “I am the unconventional conventioneer”.

In keeping with my being a seeker of viable alternatives, the research I propose doing concerns maverick souls who exploited a metabolic defect that characterizes about 80% of the over 200 forms of cancer by throwing a monkey wrench in their inner  cellular works which culminated in tumor die-off in many of their patients. This defect, known as “the Warburg effect”, requires a little mental time travel:

Around 1923 German biochemist Otto Warburg, PhD, MD discovered that cancer cells use a lot of glucose and little or no oxygen to thrive (A process known as glycolysis). This didn’t make sense to Dr. Warburg as oxygen-fueled metabolic processes (oxidative phosphorylation) in cells were more efficient at generating energy for things like cell growth and proliferation, but repeated experiments by him showed that cancer cells generate lactic acid as a metabolic fuel via glycolysis and use this to help fuel growth, insure their survival, to multiply and to spread. Warburg concluded that it is a major player in cancer development and dubbed it “the Warburg effect”.

Dr. Warburg, who had joined the Kaiser Wilhelm  Institute (Berlin) in 1914 and eventually became head  of  its Cell Physiology Research Laboratory, won the Nobel Prize in Physiology in 1931 for discovering the role of specific enzymes involved in oxygen transfer in cells.

In January 1933 Adolf Hitler was appointed chancellor of Germany and, upon the death of Wiemar Republic President Paul Von Hindenburg in August 1934, combined the offices of chancellor and President into that of Fuehrer. In September 1935 the racist and antisemitic Nuremberg Laws were enacted by the Reichstag during the annual NSDAP (Nazi party) party rally in Nuremberg . Dr. Warburg, who was descended on his father’s side from Orthodox Jewish grandparents, could have easily been deported under German law but was not only left unmolested throughout the 12 year Reich but appears to have enjoyed the protective influence of men in industry who held high rank in the SS as well as Reichsmarshall Herman Goering (who had Dr. Warburg reclassified as 25% Jewish simply because “I decide who is a Jew”). Some historians have linked Hitler’s fear of developing cancer (which took the life of his mother) as well as a similar oncophobia in his Minister of Propaganda & Public Enlightenment, Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels, to Dr. Warburg’s escaping deportation or worse (Some of Warburg’s relatives did not fare as well including one cousin and her mother who died in Sobibor and another cousin who died in Auschwitz).

Dr. Warburg outlived the Third Reich by almost a quarter century and during his lifetime published over 500 papers and five books. While he insisted the Warburg effect was the point of origin for cancer, the discovery of the molecular structure of DNA by James Watson and Francis Crick in 1953 put genes in the limelight and soon labs and research centers were linking deleterious mutations in specific genes to a wide range of inherited and acquired diseases and medical conditions including many forms of cancer. The Warburg effect was not just eclipsed by this focus on genes but actually was rarely mentioned in textbooks outside of a footnote or as a historical oddity.

Warburg died in 1970 having never proved that his “Warburg effect” triggered cancer. Evidence such as it was during this period of time suggested the Warburg effect was the result and not cause of roughly 80% of all cancer. But for some researchers and even a handful of medical mavericks and “fringe practitioners”, it was a vulnerability or Achilles Heel that could in theory be exploited to induce tumor cell die off.

One of these researchers was a NASA scientist, Clarence Cone, Jr., Ph.D., who filed for and received US patents [#s 4,724,230 (1988), 4,724,234 (1988), and 4,935,450 (1990)] on a method he pioneered which involves manipulating various metabolic and biochemical pathways in solid tumors such that they churn out prodigious quantities of lactate (lactic acid). This is achieved using a specific dietary regimen plus various synthetic and natural drugs. In addition, lactate export from tumors is blocked by he plant bioflavonoid quercitin which results in a lethal drop in intratumor pH (In short, they become too acidic to survive).

Dr. Cone included case histories of patients with various kinds of cancer who’d achieved partial and complete remission on his method in his patent applications. 

In 1989 I came across Dr. Cone’s body of work and immediately spotted a shortcoming: namely that it is hypoxic (low oxygen containing) clusters within certain solid tumors – and not the entire tumor – which synthesizes and exports lactic acid. Dr. Cone’s therapy is thus effective in helping eradicate hypoxic intratumor cell communities but did not generally produce die-off in the non-hypoxic regions of solid tumors.

My insights into how to improve Dr. Cone’s method gave birth to what I dubbed “The Metabolic Oncolytic Regimen” (MOR) which was published online by a website devoted to freely sharing ideas and papers from the realm of biomedical theory.

The MOR was subsequently employed by a handful of oncologists in the US and abroad resulting in numerous cases of partial and total remission in patients with solid tumors, most classified as advanced metastatic cases and some end-stage.

By 1995 my regimen had attracted the attention of scientists at the Office of Alternative Medicine (later reborn as the National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine and then the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health) which resulted in my being funded to attend the historic Practice Outcomes Monitoring and Evaluation System (POMES) cancer conference in 1996, which I did. During the same year the President and Faculty Senate of the Open International University of Complementary & Alternative Medicines, a small integrative medical school in Sri Lanka, awarded me an honorary MD degree and 2 gold medals in science in recognition of the promise of the MOR in metabolic oncology.

This flurry of recognition proved short-lived, however. With the revival of interest by mainstream scientists and doctors in the Warburg effect following the publication of various laboratory studies that showed it could be exploited to eradicate certain tumor cell types, my MOR was quickly eclipsed and largely forgotten.

What I propose to do is document the pioneering metabolic oncology work of “unsung heroes” like Dr. Cone and bring this to light in the form of a book.

A 2 decade long quest: healthspan extension by the spoonful

My challenge is how to get my blue goo to market without winding up having some corporation or corrupt money-grubbing entrepreneur take my brainchild and gouge consumers. I am not interested in helping the 1% (multi-millionaires and billionaires) get richer. My vision is to get the blue goo into the hands & stomachs of common folks (People who work for a living and need help to prevent lifestyle & chronic diseases and medical conditions).

Crowdfunding is one approach, yes, but I am wondering what others work as well or better? If you know of one or more email moi at nativescienceguy at gmail.com.

Noninvasive devices that reduce pain, tremors (Parkinson’s disease), and more!

Innovations worth checking out (2 pages) – August 2019

Check out my 2 page newsletter on noninvasive technologies for pain control, reduction/elimination of tremors in Parkinson’s patients, interactive soundscapes for tinnitus, anxiety & etc. (Good stuff I am merely reporting on, not making money off of!)

https://biotheorist.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/newsletter-pemf-tms-etc-8-17-2019-2-pages-by-dr.-anthony-g.-payne.pdf

Almonds, Vitamin K, Oats, Thyme

Almonds: Health Benefits, Nutrition and Precautions

Vitamin K Health Benefits and Signs of Deficiency

What Makes Oats the Perfect Addition to Your Weight-Loss Diet

10 Science-based Health Benefits of Thyme

Seeds, by George

7 benefits of vitamin K you need to know about

CFC - Vitamin K

Something Amiss

Skewed: Bias, Corruption & Hypocrisy in Contemporary Science & Medicine

HARM: Side & adverse effects of conventional medicine & hospitals vs. natural (alternative medicine or CAM) health care practitioners and supplements & Side & adverse effects of natural & wholistic health care practices & supplements (A Compendium)

http://www.something-amiss.org/pdf/SKEWED&HARM-10-2016.pdf

SOMETHING AMISS 2016

All blog entries: Categorized with links

https://biotheorist.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/for-seekers-other-heretics-blog-entries-menu.pdf

SEEKERS &amp; OTHER HERETICS MENU - CATEGORIZED WITH LINKS

 

How much vitamin C should one take?

Vitamin CRecently I was asked (on Facebook) how much vitamin C I take, which begs the question: What is the optimal intake of vitamin C for most people?

This is from my Facebook reply:

In order to answer this, I need to jump in the Way Back machine:

Back when I was studying for my doctorate in nutritional medicine (mid 1980s) there was a spirited debate going on among researchers, doctors, nutritionists and others concerning how much vitamin C a human being needed and could handle. Because I came into the realm of human nutrition with a background in biological anthropology (BS, MA) – training I actually undertook purposely not only because I dearly love bio anthro but also because I consider the insights and tools it provides foundational to understanding evolutionary players in human health & disease (and by virtue of this helpful in setting the stage for medical or paramedical studies) – I looked at the quantities of vitamin C produced in mammals that have retained the capacity to do so (Humans and many other primates such as gorillas lost this ability long ago). What emerged is that most nonhuman primates synthesis 25 mg of vitamin C per kilogram of body weight. If one applies this figure to an average (70 kg) human, this comes out to 1750 mg total daily.

There are, of course, mitigating factors. We know 70-90% of the vitamin C people get from food and supplemental forms are absorbed. However, too much taken all at one time reduces absorption! (If you take 1 gram of vitamin C only 50% will be absorbed). However, people with certain chronic diseases appear to absorb and use more even at high intakes.

With all this said, conventional thinking indicates that any amount of vitamin C over 180 mg daily will exceed what the tissues throughout the body can handle (i.e., saturation is reached) and the excess will be processed by the kidneys and dumped in the urine.

After years of dealing with people with chronic diseases, I have come to believe they should be taking 1750 mg to as much as 4 grams of vitamin C in divided doses daily (as their bodies can handle so much more C and apparently need this to support innate disease fighting processes). For healthy young to middle-aged folks, 180 mgs in divided doses or in slow or time release form should be adequate to meet the body’s demands for vitamin C.

Now to your specific question: How much C do I take daily? 500 mg Metabolic C in divided doses (100 mg every 3 hours from morning until evening). I take more than the 180 mg I mentioned above because I am getting older (62) and believe additional C is a good preventative measure as chronic disease processes are often subtlety at work (in even the healthiest of us) with increasing age.

Some folks argue for mega dosing – to “bowel tolerance” – whether healthy or not – which I think is a bit reckless (Most do it to “prevent various diseases especially cancer”). Vitamin C works as an antioxidant at low doses but can promote the production of ROS (reactive oxygen species) molecules when serum levels are very high. These ROS molecules can damage cell membranes and cause other biophysiological problems. As I recall, Nobel prize winning chemist Dr. Linus Pauling ingested mega doses of C daily for years on end. He lived to be 93 but died of prostate cancer. Some have argued his disease was triggered by his mega dosing on C. Dr. Pauling contended his high dose C kept his cancer at bay for years. One thing is certain: Years before Pauling’s’ demise, controlled studies were carried out to see if high dose C impacted various forms of cancer in animals and humans. The bottom line: It was ineffective. Advocates of high dose use of C rejected these studies for various reasons, while most of the scientific community accepted them as valid. The debate goes on to this day in various quarters

A parting word of advice: Do not “super mega dose” to prevent or treat disease. Those individuals reading this who have cancer and are considering using vitamin C to fight it should peruse https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/patient/vitamin-c-pdq 

And so it goes……as do I…….

Natural support for congestive heart failure

CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE - Natural Support

Congestive heart failure (CHF) or heart failure (HF) refers to reduced or compromised heart function such that the output of blood is inadequate to meet the body’s oxygen demands. There are many conditions that lead to CHF: Hypertension, failure of heart valves to work properly, congenital malformations, hardening of the arteries (arteriosclerosis), infections, constrictive infection of the lining around the heart (pericarditis), and hyperthyroidism. 

The symptoms of CHF vary according to the side of the heart affected — left or right. The most common symptoms are shortness of breath, cardiac asthma (an asthma-like condition caused by heart failure), edema (build-up of fluid in various body parts), cyanosis (bluish color to lips, nose, etc., caused by lack of oxygen), and cardiac hypertrophy (heart enlargement).

Conventional medical treatment varies with the cause, but often includes such therapeutic measures as rest; use of oxygen; improvement of heart muscle contractibility by use of certain drugs such as digitalis and diuretics; sodium restriction; and correction of heart arrhythmias.

Is there anything natural medicine can offer in terms of prevention or treatment of this insidious health challenge? Published research indicates “yes” to both.

To read the rest of this article, go to https://biotheorist.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/natural-health-support-measures-for-congestive-heart-failure-rev-7-31-2017.pdf

Of PQQ, Nutcracker Man & Tiger Nuts (PQQ as radioprotective with heart & nervous system benefits)

 

Pyrroloquinoline quinone - Wikpedia

Pyrroloquinoline quinone – Wikpedia

I have worked with a coenzyme called pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) for quite a while now and think it is worth a “look see” by physicians and others for its preventative and therapeutic potential. Let’s dive into this now:

First, let’s “do the time warp, now”: During 1994-5 I worked in an Ag lab and large greenhouse complex outside Lincoln, Nebraska (Which was devoted to the testing of various nature-derived growth accelerants on culinary & medicinal mushrooms). One of the principle consulting researchers who rubbed elbows with me was Andy Anderson, PhD, who discovered a radioresistant bacterium back in 1956 while irradiating food at the Oregon Agricultural Experimental Station in Corvallis (As I recall from our chitchat, he was irradiating canned foods to see if this would reliably preserve them against spoilage). The bacterium was subsequently dubbed Deinococcus radiodurans and is indisputably the most radioresistant organism discovered to-date.

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Looking for treatment options for ALS, heart disease, cancer or eczema?

The Wizard of  MusumenPUBLISHED AS: Stepping out from behind the curtain

Many know me as “Anthony the writer”. Many doctors and clinics and labs know me as “Anthony the theorist”.  Actually a more apt moniker might be “Anthony the behind the scenes guy” as so much of my work is on behalf of companies and individual docs who pay to get my ideas and handiwork and affix their name to it without any mention of my authorship.  All this ghostwriting, ghost-editing and ghost-theorizing has helped carve out a niche for me as, well,…a living, breathing ghost (The working world’s invisible man).

However, some of the ventures and projects I am involved with can now be divulged albeit sans key details that could be ripped off and exploited by corporate competition aka money grubbing predators and scavengers.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS): Like cancer ALS is a hellacious nut to crack on all kinds of levels. However, evidence has emerged that suggests the disease is influence by aberrant proteins called prions and disease progress reflects the spread of these prions in the central nervous system (CNS). As part of my consultancy work I crafted an experimental combination drug and nondrug anti-prion regimen which was entrusted to MDs abroad (which they then approved and began using). This plus other novel forms of intervention slowed progression to a crawl in many treated ALS patients and has so far spared all of those treated from compromised respiratory functioning.  Of the handful who have died all of them simply went to sleep one night and didn’t wake up (“A good death” in many people’s book).

Atherosclerosis (Arterial blockage): The challenge of reversing arterial blockage has intrigued and engaged me since the mid-1980s. In fact, back then I was working with a Tibetan herbal formula called PADMA 28 that had accumulated evidence (from lab studies and also  randomized clinical trials) that it significantly reduced players in the arterial plaque-building process. I was, in fact, so impressed by the science that I approached the company that had brought PADMA 28 into the USA from Switzerland (where it is Swiss FDA approved to treated intermittent claudication), Berkley Health Network (BHN – later sold and reborn as Pacific BioLogic, Inc.), and began sharing ideas concerning other applications and experimental uses. It didn’t take long before their principle technical people asked me to serve as a scientific advisor which I did. Later I did experiments in which I took a large group of guinea pigs and divided them into 2 groups: Both ate a high saturated & trans fat rich diet geared to produce artery clogging diet which resulted in significant arterial blockage. However, one also was given PADMA 28 in their chow which eventually reversed their blockage. It did this, I think, because it dropped serum lipids and triglycerides so low that their bodies began mobilizing fats and such from their arterial plague. It also countered arterial and systemic inflammation which is a player in the plaque-building process.

In the years since I have added dietary and other measures to the PADMA 28 (now marketed as PADMA BASIC®) to increase plague reversal. Since I am not a physician and cannot diagnose or prescribe treatments, I have entrusted my ever-evolving ideas & resulting regimens to licensed MDs and DOs for their discretionary use. What has emerged is simply this: Many cases have accrued in which people with significant arterial blockage have demonstrated reversal to the point whereby angina and other symptoms ceased.

Note bene: I have no commercial interest in PADMA in any of its incarnations nor in any firm or such that markets or sells it.

https://biotheorist.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/padma-28-2017.pdf

Cancer especially advanced metastatic malignancy: Back in 1999 Wake Forest University researcher Zheng Cui, MD, PhD showed that there are super cancer-fighting immune cells called granulocytes in young animals that could obliterate cancer in old ones (mice). Borrowing a page from Dr. Cui’s animal work I created a regimen in which I proposed that pooled granulocytes isolated from the blood of young folks would be given daily to advanced cancer patients over a 10 to 14 day period (But given only to those who have exhausted conventional cancer fighting treatments and whose cancer is spreading and is predicted to end their lives in short order).

This approach was entrusted to a group of Mexican hematologists including one of the leading ones in all of Mexico and was approved for experimental clinical use (with the number of granulocytes and the frequency of their infusions to follow a strict protocol I worked out). The types of cancer subsequently treated included prostate, breast, lung, stomach and colorectal.

There is a <1% risk of a graft v. host reaction even months after a treatment cycle is concluded which all the patients doing it were informed of as part of informed consent.

To-date all advanced, end stage cancer patients treated have responded favorably with no graft v. host reactions occurring at all. Half of those treated experienced partial remission and half, full remission. Some have been technically cancer free for many, many years now.

Eczema: Back in the early 1990s J.I. Harper, MD at the Hospital for Sick Children in London, England put an ancient Chinese herbal eczema tea to the test in a double-blind placebo-controlled clinical involving children with eczema. The tea produced a tremendous diminution in itching, pustules, and scales, for example, while the children who sipped the placebo tea (the control group) did not significantly improve.

The herbs in the eczema tea were published but not the amounts of each. I decided to figure out this out carry out my own line of research. I recruited a large number of eczema patients – children, adolescents, and adults – mixed together the botanicals in varying proportions, and then gave out various versions. (Unlike the London study, however, I opted to use an encapsulated form as opposed to a foul-tasting tea).

It took over two years working at it part-time to arrive at the most effective combination for managing eczema, but effective it is! (My results paralleled those seen in the London-based clinical trials). And it’s not effective for eczema, but for other conditions in which certain species of free radicals and highly inflammatory substances called leukotrienes and prostaglandins play a role. The conditions which have shown a significant response to the eczema formula include asthma, emphysema, psoriasis, certain rheumatic conditions, and numerous neurological maladies.

I turned over the Eczema or E-Tea formula to a company I was consulting for at the time, Prestige Chinese Teas, in 1993. I’d known and collaborated with PCT founder and President Sunny Wong since 1986 and knew he’d so all he could to get E-Tea into the hands of medical consumers at a cost they could afford, which he did. I did not ask for and ever received any proceeds from the sale of E-Tea (as I did not want to add to its cost by doing so) and ceased to be paid as a consultant for PCT in 1999 when I left the USA to teach in Japan. As I anticipated, PCT has continued to make E-Tea available at a cost that is kind to consumer purse strings: http://www.teastohealth.com/skin.html

Sunny and his people have received many, many letters and statements from eczema patients, nurses and dermatologists down through the years attesting to E-Tea’s efficacy.

https://biotheorist.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/chinese-eczema-tea-version-2017.pdf

There are many more vexing medical challenges I have tackled down through the years (as a theorist) and a whole litany of them which has been placed on my plate by doctors, companies and even sufferers seeking answers that I am currently working on. And while I “live and move and have my being” for the most part in the Shadowlands you may come across my solutions down the line — albeit you likely will not know I am behind it.

© 2014 by Anthony G. Payne. All rights reserved.

Can an ancient Chinese herbal blend turn the tables on eczema?

By

Dr. Anthony G. Payne

HERB BLEND - FREE MSOne of the more rewarding aspects of natural products work is finding a viable treatment for a human malady; one which cannot be readily managed using standard pharmaceutical drugs. Thus was the case in 1990 with the discovery that a rather ancient Chinese traditional botanic formula produced noticeable improvement in atopic eczema in children. This observation was reported by J.I. Harper, MD, Department of Pediatric Dermatology, Hospital for Sick Children, London, England, in a letter published in the prestigious scientific journal, “The Lancet“. A list of ingredients employed in the Chinese tea was divulged, but not their proportions.

In 1993, a double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial of the Chinese eczema tea and pediatric atopic eczema was performed by Dr. Harper and fellow researchers at the Hospital for Sick Children. Most of the children who drank the “real McCoy” (the experimental group) experienced a tremendous diminution of itching, pustules, and scales, for example, while those who sipped the placebo (the control group) did not significantly improve.

A subsequent one-year study was carried out, as described in this quote from a PubMed (medical database) abstract:

“The opportunity to continue treatment was offered to the parents of 37 children who had completed a double-blind placebo-controlled trial of a specific formulation of Chinese medicinal herbs for atopic eczema. The parents elected for continued treatment in every case, and the progress of the children was monitored over the following 12 months. The aim was to achieve a substantial clinical improvement, and thereafter to reduce treatment frequency progressively while maintaining this benefit.

“At the end of the year, 18 enjoyed at least 90 percent reductions in eczema activity scores, and five showed lesser degrees of improvement. Fourteen children withdrew from the study, 10 due to lack of response, and four because of unpalatability of treatment or difficulty in the preparation of treatment.

“By the end of the year, seven of the children were able to discontinue treatment without relapse. The other 16 required treatment to maintain control of their eczema, but only four of these still required daily treatment. Asymptomatic elevation of serum aspartate aminotransferase to 7-14 times normal values was noted on one occasion in two children whose eczema was so well controlled that the therapy was stopped. Liver function tests were normal 8 weeks later.

“We conclude that Chinese medicinal herbs provide a therapeutic option for children with extensive atopic eczema which has failed to respond to other treatments. In the medium term, it proved helpful for approximately half the children who originally took part in our placebo-controlled trial.” (Sheehan MP-Atherton DJ, “One-year follow up of children treated with Chinese medicinal herbs for atopic eczema,” Br J Dermatol, 1994 Apr, Volume: 130, pp. 488 through 493).

Again, the herbs in the eczema tea were disclosed but not the amounts of each. I decided to figure this out and as part of this recruited a large number of eczema patients – children, adolescents, and adults – mixed together the botanicals in varying proportions, and then gave out various versions. (Unlike the London study, however, I opted to use an encapsulated form as opposed to a foul-tasting tea).

It took over two years working at it part-time to arrive at the most effective combination for managing eczema, but effective it is! (My results paralleled those seen in the London-based clinical trials). And it’s not effective for eczema, but for other conditions in which certain species of free radicals and highly inflammatory substances called leukotrienes and prostaglandins play a role. The conditions which have shown a significant response to the eczema formula include asthma, emphysema, psoriasis, certain rheumatic conditions, and numerous neurological maladies.

One memorable and very telltale case involved a Vietnam veteran who presented with a rash and pustules over 90 percent of his body. The physicians at the V.A. center in Dallas were unable to effectively manage the condition, despite prescribing heavy doses of oral steroids coupled with liberal application of various topical drugs. I started this gentleman on one “eczema tea formula” capsule, 3 times each day for the first two weeks; then increased the dosage to two capsules 4 times daily. Within eight weeks of commencing the course of therapy, the rash and pustules had faded and essentially dried up. After another 3-4 weeks, he had virtually no visible evidence of what had been an almost three-decade nightmare.

One need only read about various skin conditions to realize the pervasiveness of this exasperating, debilitation dermatological challenge. For me, however, there is far more than a realization of how ubiquitous eczema is. As a boy I suffered from one of the worst cases of eczema imaginable. Even the steroid hormone, cortisone, didn’t help. Thankfully, my eczema went into permanent remission after age 5 or so, but I never forgot the more than three years I spent combating this nightmarish condition. And while it took me almost 36 years to turn my attention back to this human malady, the victory is no less sweet.

Nota bene: I turned over the Eczema or E-Tea formula to a company I was consulting for at the time, Prestige Chinese Teas, in 1993. I’d known and collaborated with PCT founder and President Sunny Wong since 1986 and knew he’d so all he could to get E-Tea into the hands of medical consumers at a cost they could afford, which he did. I did not ask for and ever received any proceeds from the sale of E-Tea (as I did not want to add to its cost by doing so) and ceased to be paid as a consultant for PCT in 1999 when I left the USA to teach in Japan. As I anticipated, PCT has continued to make E-Tea available at a cost that is kind to consumer purse strings: http://www.teastohealth.com/skin.html

 ©2014 by Dr. Anthony G. Payne. All rights reserved.

Sickle cell disease: Antisickling herbs

OPTIONS 7If any of you reading this has sickle cell disease or knows someone who does, this may be of interest. A few days ago, one of my female African-American Facebook friends asked if I had ever been involved in the research or treatment of sickle cell disease. This was my response:

In answer to your question: I have not been involved in doing any kind of work on sickle cell disease. However, I am aware of progress that has been made in terms of screening for potential new drugs as well as genetic engineering experiments. This kind of thing, however, is years if not decades away from any sort of approval (After Phase I and then phase II studies are completed and a consensus as to safety & outcome is reached in the scientific & medical communities). I assume you know people touched by sickle cell disease and are interested in “here and now treatments”. Well, there are some from the world of herbal medicine, many having originated with African traditional healers with some of these having undergone phase I/II studies. I ran across a review paper covering this at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/P…/pdf/TSWJ2013-269659.pdf. Check it out, as they say.

What intrigued me was the antisickling activity of a Nigerian plant-based formula called “Ciklavit” (Perhaps you are acquainted with it). I did some digging and came up with a Pharma firm in Nigeria that sells Ciklavit: http://onlineorder.neimethplc.com.ng/…/ethica…/ciklavit/

I was also impressed by the reports on the antisickling activity of dried Papaya leaves which is sold OTC and cheap here in the USA. Swanson sells bottles f it for a pittance at http://www.swansonvitamins.com/swanson-premium-full…

Nota bene: I have no financial or other commercial interests in the Nigerian firm mentioned above nor Swanson vitamin company.

Choctaw Doc

Reversing arterial blockage: Experimental regimen that worked for man facing amputation of his lower legs

Dr Payne at the Zeiss MicroscopeLast year (2012) I was contacted by a gentleman who had severe blockage in his legs and had been told by his physician-surgeon that he would need to amputate his legs below the knee. Naturally this chap was horrified at the prospect of living his life out of a wheelchair and/or on crutches and was frantic to know if there is anything, however experimental, that might help him avoid the surgeon’s knife. Apparently he had done a Google search and come across some of my health-related hypotheses (I have since 1986, been paid by various docs & researchers to spin hypotheses and provide novel ideas they could then pursue – or not).

I could not, of course, prescribe anything whatsoever as I am not a physician and lack the qualifications to get into such matters. However, what I did do is hand off an experimental regimen I originally developed in the late 1980s and had updated recently, along with the stringent caveat that much of my own work and that which informed it involved animal models of arterial blockage and I was giving him this with the strict understanding he would share it with his primary care MD and do what he said or advised.

I heard nothing from this chap for about 8 months and then got a call. It seems he was able to get his MD to endorse my handwork which he had followed religiously.  Long story short, the circulation in his legs had improved to the point that amputation was no longer on the proverbial table. Needless to say he and his wife of some 50+ years were overjoyed by his progress.

So here is what I shared with this guy – again, with the caveat it is experimental and unproved and should not be undertaken without the express consent & supervision of a duly licensed & practicing MD or DO.    

Dr. Anthony G. Payne

TO READ THE REST OF MY ARTICLE GO TO https://biotheorist.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/reversing-pad-cad-experimental-regimen-write-up-august-2013.pdf

PADMA: Scientifically validated Tibetan herbal blend

PADMA ARTICLE  COVER

Back in the 1980s I served as a scientific advisor to the firm (Berkley Wellness Network) that first brought the Tibetan vasocative product PADMA28 into the USA (BHN was bought by businessman Curtis Jaquot in the early 1990s and became “Pacific BioLogic, Inc.) In the mid-1990s I fed PADMA28 laced chow to guinea pigs with induced arterial blockage. Animals fed high doses showed a reversal of blockage.    

Note: I have no financial or other commercial interest in PADMA or any firm that makes, sells, markets, distributes or otherwise promotes it.

My 2007 article on PADMA 28:  https://biotheorist.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/padma-28-2017.pdf

PubMed search results: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PADMA+28

Is bias, corruption & hypocrisy now normative in science & medicine?

https://biotheorist.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/skewed-september-2016.pdf

HARM &amp; SKEWED 2016

NEJM editor: “No longer possible to believe much of clinical research published”

Eradicating cancer: Metabolic monkey wrenching including use of autophagy inhibitors

On 9-6-2012 ScienceDaily ran this article:  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120906074249.htmAcidic Microenvironments in Tumors Aid Tumor Cell Survival, Researchers Find

Here is a link to the full paper(Cancer Res 2012;72:3938-3947. Published Online First June 19, 2012) for those interested in perusing this: http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/72/16/3938.full.pdf+html  – Chronic Autophagy Is a Cellular Adaptation to Tumor Acidic pH Microenvironments

Interestingly, my Metabolic Oncolytic Regimen (original body of theory – 1990 — various permutations since) is based on lowering pH in hypoxic regions of solid tumors to lethal levels: http://www.healingcare4u.org/The%20Metabolic%20Oncolytic%20Regimen%20(Revised%202011).pdf

However, as the paper in the Cancer Research Journal (link above) signals, tumor cells in acidic regions adapt and survive by chronically activating autophagy pathways. Thankfully though, this can be circumvented by use of autophagy inhibitors:   

http://www.landesbioscience.com/journals/autophagy/BenSahraAUTO6-5.pdfThe combination of metformin and 2 deoxyglucose inhibits autophagy and induces AMPK-dependent apoptosis in prostate cancer cells

http://www.jbc.org/content/281/46/34870.full.pdf

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2557039/

http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/cell-biology/cell-biology-products.html?TablePage=104899425List of Autophagy inhibitors (Sigma Chemical) including N-acetyl-cysteine

http://www.tocris.com/pharmacologicalBrowser.php?ItemId=296970&Type=Inhibitors Autophagy Inhibitors – Tocris Bioscience

Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are autophagy inhibitors.

http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/v30/n7/fig_tab/nbt.2285_T2.htmlTable 2: Autophagy inducers and inhibitors for cancer treatment

This line of work & reasoning suggests that a marriage of the MOR (or a similar “metabolic anti-tumor monkey wrenching” approach) with one or more autophagy inhibitors should deliver a death blow to at least some solid tumors. 

 

 

 

HARM: A compendium

HARM: A compendium of statistics & information  (Harm done by conventional health care v. AltMed practices & supplements)     
 
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