A patient with food intolerances/allergy has considerable intestinal irritation on microscopic (cellular) level. When we see a patient with eczema, urticaria, Asthma or Allergic Rhinitis we have to realize the same pathology is occurring at the mucosal level in the patient’s intestine also; we just can’t see it. They have malabsorption secondary to gut irritation and due to this irritation at the mucosal level, the vitamins in tablets/capsules or in foods are not absorbed. This generally results in a compromised patient, simply because nutrient deficiencies always add to our patient’s problems.
About 85% – of patients have food intolerances/allergy. To me, this means, when we give an oral supplement to such a patient, it is often incompletely or minimally absorbed. On the other hand, if we give a nutrient to such a patient intravenously, we pretty much know it is going where we want it. It just makes sense that the odds are a great deal more on our side with the intravenous route.
ORAL VITAMINS AND MINERALS MAY NOT SUIT YOU
IV therapy is sometimes the only way to begin some patients on the road to recovery. For reasons not yet completely understood, many patients who are severely nutrient deficient are unable to absorb those very nutrients they lack. The result is – of course – their condition worsens over time. Often oral supplements will make them ill, or they simply will not tolerate them. The very patients who have the most severe deficiencies are the ones who are often unable to take oral supplements. And even if they can, they likely will not be able to absorb them because of severe food intolerance and intestinal mucosal injury.
IV THERAPY IN CANCER PATIENTS
According to latest research if a higher dose of VITAMIN C along with other vitamins & minerals is given as IV Therapy Protocol then the need/dose of Chemotherapy/Radiotherapy is much reduced which prolongs the life of the patients.
Lastly, IV therapy often works almost instantaneously. We still must rely upon consistent oral therapy for most all of our patients, but that always takes time to work – sometimes up to 3 months or so. IV treatment with the same nutrients works much more quickly because they reach to the areas they are required directly via the blood. While when you take oral vitamins and minerals these have to travel a longer path and some may be absorbed while most may be lost due to absorption problems in 85% of the patients
It is always great to work with other physicians in order to come up with a plan that is beneficial for the patient’s wellbeing. For example, I have a patient who had an angioplasty, but was having intractable angina. He was all set up to go for a bypass. With his physician’s permission, I placed the patient on a combination of IV and oral therapy. His angina improved immediately and disappeared completely within 4 weeks. As I mentioned, IV therapy works quickly and often immediately which improves the patient’s overall condition and impresses not only the patients but their families as well.