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Having worked in medical industry for decades, I am well aware of its limitations and greatly value a natural approach to health. I created this noncommercial site to share what I’ve learned from publications and personal experience. This is a single file to save and read offline.

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Alternate-Day Fasting

Alternate-day fasting can be highly beneficial for health and body composition. A typical approach is to alternate between a day of normal eating without calorie restriction, and a day of either no eating or a single meal limited to around 500 calories.

This has helped me become leaner and remain so long term, without feeling deprived of food. I find this much easier to follow and more effective than trying to continually restrict calories on a daily basis.

In the book "The Alternate-Day Diet" (Penguin 2013), Dr. James B. Johnson and Dr. Donald R. Laub Sr. explain that compared to daily calorie restriction, alternate-day fasting has additional hormonal effects that increase energy, reduce hunger, maintain basal metabolic rate, and improve insulin response. While fasting, insulin blood levels decline and human growth hormone levels rise to burn fat. Cellular repair increases. Gene expression changes for disease prevention and longevity.

The book describes how people following this diet experience uplifted mood due to higher levels of circulating brain-derived neurotrophic factor, cortisol, and nor-epinephrine. Studies found alternate-day fasting can benefit cognitive functioning, immune system, and pancreatic function, along with reduction of inflammation and oxidative damage for slower aging and lower risk of arthritis, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, neurodegeneration, and stroke.

Dr. Jason Fung has seen how alternate-day fasting can significantly improve insulin sensitivity in patients, resulting in weight loss, reversal of type 2 diabetes, and reduced medication dependency. His article Does Fasting Burn Muscle? ( 2018) discusses clinical evidence that repeated alternate-day fasting does not cause muscle loss. Other reported benefits include reduction in waist circumference, body fat, blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides.


I choose "organic" when available and affordable for potentially lower exposure to harmful synthetic herbicides and pesticides. To reduce these, I wash produce and then soak in a baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) solution.

Studies have shown that a diet emphasizing a variety of whole plant foods with minimal processing can (1) improve digestion and immune system health; (2) stabilize blood sugar and benefit weight loss; (3) lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and inflammation; (4) reduce risk of arthritis, cancer, cognitive decline, diabetes, mental illness, obesity, and stroke; and (5) prevent and reverse heart disease.

I regularly consume these:

I avoid consuming large amounts of the following, due to potential adverse effects on health:


I use glass dishes, glass and stainless steel water containers, glass containers for storing cooked food, and stainless steel mixing bowls and utensils. I use cookware made of carbon steel, cast iron, and nickel-free stainless steel.

Cook's Illustrated found flaxseed oil to be the most durable type of fat for seasoning cast iron cookware. From prolonged exposure to high heat, flaxseed oil forms a smooth, hard polymer that bonds to cast iron and protects from rust.

When I bought a Cuisinel 13.5" round cast iron griddle, initially I used a power sander with 50-grit sandpaper to remove the factory seasoning and smooth the cooking surface. To maintain my own seasoning, I apply a thin light coat of flaxseed oil on the clean griddle and place it upside down in the oven to bake at 450 °F (232 °C) for one hour, with range hood fan on and windows open for ventilation. Afterward I allow the cookware to cool in the closed oven for a few hours. With appropriate care, I find this natural coating in daily use will last up to a year.

I avoid:

Dietary Salt


The estimated adult world average for sodium is 3950 mg/day. The American Heart Association and NASEM issued guidelines for healthy adults to consume 1500 mg/day sodium — that may increase mortality.

Dr. Jason Fung notes in The Salt Scam ( 2018) that consuming enough sodium is vital for maintaining healthy blood pressure and volume. He describes two large studies that found people with a low sodium intake had 15-18% higher mortality, compared to those with the highest sodium intake. Other trials found that among treated hypertensive patients, those who ate a low sodium diet had increased risk of heart attack.

Similar findings came from a pooled analysis of four studies comprising 133,000 people in 49 countries. Regardless of blood pressure, those who consumed less than 3000 mg/day sodium had significantly increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death, compared to people consuming 4000–5000 mg/day sodium. Among those who consumed over 7000 mg/day sodium, there was increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death for people with hypertension, but not for people with normal blood pressure.


I prefer dietary salt (sodium chloride) that is mined from ancient underground mineral deposits and purified by the manufacturer. One such product with no additives is Morton Canning & Pickling Salt. A packed leveled 1 US teaspoon contains approximately 3000 mg sodium. I get iodine from a better source than dietary salt.


A 2018 study found 25 of 28 different commercial sea salts from around the world contained an abundance of microplastics due to polluted seawater. On average, rock salt (mined from underground) had far less. Microplastic particles are linked to adverse effects on health.

Toxic Lead

Despite marketing claims, unpurified gourmet specialty salts do not contain significant amounts of minerals other than sodium chloride. However, some may contain higher amounts of toxic lead than purified salt. For example, a 2020 study found 29 of 31 different samples of Himalayan pink salt had higher lead levels than purified table salt, on average 2.5 times more. Excluded from the average as an outlier, one sample of Himalayan pink salt had 129.5 times more lead than purified table salt.

Lead is a toxic heavy metal that can accumulate in the body. Elevated lead levels are common and associated with significantly increased risk of disease and mortality. High-dose oral vitamin C and crushed raw garlic can assist the body in reducing lead levels.


A staple food in many cultures, legumes (beans, chickpeas, lentils, peas) are high in protein, fiber, and polyphenols with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and neuroprotective effects. Studies have shown that legumes can (1) benefit weight control; (2) reduce blood glucose levels and risk of type 2 diabetes; (3) reduce blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, and risk of heart disease; and (4) reduce risk of several types of cancer.


I like to simmer sprouted lentils in water, adding salt and spices as desired. Sprouting makes the lentils easier to digest and require less cooking time. Sprouting method: In a stainless steel stock pot, soak dried lentils overnight which increases their volume by approximately 2.7 times. Drain, rinse, and cover with lid to keep out light. Rinse the lentils once a day for several days, then store in refridgerator.

Lentil dosas are a thin, crispy crepe popular in India. After soaking, the lentils are blended, fermented (optional), and cooked on a stove-top griddle.

A 1/2 US cup of raw lentils (96 g) contains an estimated 25 g protein (50% DV), 29 g fiber (104% DV), 460 mg folate (115% RDI), 7 mg iron (39–88% RDI), 117 mg magnesium (28% RDI), and 917 mg potassium (20% RDI).

Baked Beans and Chickpeas

I use baked beans in various dishes, hummus, and soups. The following method allows me to prepare enough to eat for several weeks. I find that soaking, rinsing, baking soda, and high oven heat greatly reduces the gas-forming compounds, making the beans easy to digest.

Add 20 US cups of mixed dried beans to 20 US quart stainless steel stock pot (e.g. Crestware). Fill with water, soak for 12–24 hours, drain, and rinse. Add 1 US teaspoon baking soda dissolved in water. Fill with water until beans begin to float. Bake at 450 °F (232 °C) for two hours. Turn off heat and leave beans in closed oven. After several hours, remove and scoop beans into seven "7-Cup round glass food storage containers". Put one container in refridgerator to eat during the week. Put other six containers in freezer. As needed, remove one container a day before use and thaw in refridgerator.

Multigrain Gluten-Free Flatbread

Flatbread can be a quick, delicious way to prepare a variety of grain-like foods. My favorites are amaranth, buckwheat, non-GMO corn, quinoa, and sorghum. I grind these a half pound at a time for about a minute, using my Vitamix blender set at low/variable speed 10. I mix these together into multigrain flour and store in the freezer, to keep on hand for use in the following recipe.

In a mixing bowl add 1/2 US cup water, 1/4 US teaspoon citric acid crystals, and salt as desired. Stir until dissolved. Add 1 US cup flour, 1/4 US teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 US teaspoon guar gum powder, and spices as desired. Stir into thick batter, adding more flour or water if needed. Sprinkle a thin layer of flour onto griddle to prevent sticking. Scoop batter onto griddle, flatten, and sprinkle with flour. Cook both sides at moderate heat on stove.

Optional: Baking soda and citric acid leaven the bread. 1 US tablespoon lemon juice or 2 US tablespoons vinegar can replace citric acid.

Optional: Guar gum powder is commonly used as a thickening agent in gluten-free baking. It comes from the seed of a bean-like plant and is high in soluble fiber.

Optional: Blend garlic, onion, and sprouted lentils to add in the batter.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids


Flaxseed is high in short-chain omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and antioxidants. This may have a mild estrogenic effect, but overall the benefits appear to be significant. Studies indicate flaxseed may improve blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as reduce risk of heart disease, inflammation, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and several types of cancer.

I regularly eat 1/4 US cup (40 g) of raw flaxseed. I use an electric grinder (KitchenAid blade coffee and spice grinder combo pack) to reduce this into flour and then add a little water, dried fruit, and spices.

Algae Oil

An option for supplementation is preformed EPA and DHA (long-chain omega-3 fatty acids) from algae oil, derived from phytoplankton grown under controlled conditions in fresh water and purified. Phytoplankton are in a different biological kingdom than blue-green algae which may contain toxins.

Toxic Seafood

Seafood may contain pollutants such as dioxin, mercury and other toxic heavy metals, microplastics, oil spill dispersants, PCBs, pesticides, and radiation. From various studies with mixed findings, there is question whether supplemental fish oil would be beneficial. Even after molecular distillation, there may still be toxic contaminants. Fish oil is often an industry waste product and highly susceptible to becoming rancid, with potential for induced oxidative damage and increased inflammation.


Beginning in 1910, nutritional pioneer and physician Dr. Mikkel Hindhede did several laboratory studies on human nutrition sponsored by the government of Denmark. Using adult test subjects (including farmers working long hours), he determined that 20–25 g/day protein from vegetarian foods is sufficient to maintain nitrogen balance and muscle mass for good health. In a publication he notes, "You don’t have to be concerned about protein. You always get enough of this nutrient, it is more important not to get too much."

The U.S. National Academy of Medicine (previously Institute of Medicine) published a Daily Value of 50 g/day protein for healthy adults consuming 2000 calories/day. For "safety" reasons, they arrived at this value by doubling the average adult requirement found by research studies to be 0.4 g/day protein per kg of body weight, equivalent to 22–33 g/day protein for adults weighing 120–180 lbs (54.5–81.7 kg).

Studies find that frequently consuming large amounts of animal proteins is associated with increased risk of adverse effects on health. For example:

Excerpts from Ocean Robbins. Study: Eating meat and cheese as deadly as smoking? Food Revolution 2014.

"That chicken wing you’re eating could be as deadly as a cigarette. In a new study that tracked a large sample of adults for nearly two decades, researchers have found that eating a diet rich in animal proteins during middle age makes you four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a low-protein diet — a mortality risk factor comparable to smoking."

"Not only is excessive protein consumption linked to a dramatic rise in cancer mortality, but middle-aged people who eat lots of proteins from animal sources — including meat, milk and cheese — are also more susceptible to early death in general, reveals the study to be published March 4 in Cell Metabolism. Protein-lovers were 74 percent more likely to die of any cause within the study period than their more low-protein counterparts. They were also several times more likely to die of diabetes."

In a video with transcript, Dr. Michael Greger explains how consuming large amounts of animal proteins can promote cancer from excess release of IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor 1) by the liver. A diet based on whole plant foods with minimal processing can significantly lower IGF-1 levels within days to suppress cancer growth.

For 40+ years Dr. Dean Ornish and colleagues at the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute, in collaboration with scientists and medical institutions, have conducted a series of randomized controlled trials and demonstration projects showing that lifestyle change including a whole-food plant-based diet can slow and reverse the progression of many chronic diseases including cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.


Many sources of rice have been found to be high in toxic inorganic arsenic, which is classified as a group-A human carcinogen. Long-term ingestion of arsenic can lead to blocking of blood vessels, heart disease, high blood pressure, impaired brain function, nerve damage, type 2 diabetes, and various types of cancer.

In studies by scientists Andrew Meharg and John Duxbury, basmati rice (grown in India and Pakistan) and jasmine rice (grown in Thailand) were found to contain the least amount of arsenic. Consumer Reports had similar findings, with organic basmatic rice (grown in California) also testing among the lowest for arsenic.

Method by Andrew Meharg found to reduce arsenic content of rice by 82%:

  1. Soak rice in water overnight. This opens the grain's structure and allows water-soluble arsenic within to release.
  2. Drain rice in the morning and rinse with clean water.
  3. For every one part of rice, add five parts of water to a cooking pot.
  4. Cook rice until tender. Avoid cooking until dry since released arsenic will be reabsorbed.
  5. Drain excess water from rice and rinse with clean hot water.


Studies found that raw sauerkraut with probiotic bacteria can benefit bones, brain, digestion, heart, immune system, and reduce risk of cancer. Sauerkraut is a potent stimulant for production of stomach acid, which in deficiency is an underlying cause of many intestinal problems. I eat a small amount of sauerkraut regularly and make it using the following method.

Weigh chopped cabbage on food scale. Calculate 2% of cabbage weight (e.g. 1000 g cabbage × 0.02 = 20 g salt) and measure that amount of salt on food scale. Add cabbage and salt to powerful blender or food processor. Blend to a thick consistency, gradually adding water and pushing down as needed.

Scoop the blended mixture to fill glass canning jars. Label with current date, attach lids, and place the jars on a tray in a dark location at 60–75 °F (16–24 °C) for 4–8 weeks, depending on temperature.

Afterward rinse any expelled liquid from the jars and refridgerate. Properly fermented sauerkraut can keep for many months when stored at the temperature 35 °F (2 °C) of a typical refrigerator. The benefits of probiotics are lost when heated above 106 °F (41 °C).

Vegetable Stir-Fry With Water

Cooking vegetables briefly at high heat can be a quick, delicious way to prepare them. I prefer the following method with minimal water, instead of heavy oil commonly used.

Preheat empty wok for one minute at highest setting on stove. Add finely diced vegetables and cook for a few minutes. Keep the vegetables moving with a wok spatula and periodically add minimal water to prevent sticking. Immediately afterward empty the wok, clean in sink, briefly reheat to evaporate moisture, and rub with minimal oil to prevent rust.

I use a Honey-Can-Do Origins / Joyce Chen 14" flat-bottom wok made of heavy 1.8-mm 15-gauge spun carbon steel for resistance against warping. Mine has remained flat. A mallet could reshape it if needed. The wok came from the Taiwan manufacturer with a clear protective coating, which I removed from the cooking surface by repeatedly scrubbing with fine steel wool and wiping away the powder residue with isopropyl alcohol on tissue paper.


For inexpensive sources of quality supplements, I look for an established reputation with good manufacturing practices and buy in quantity when discounted. Bulk powder/crystal forms can be economical and without additives. Store securely away from young children and pets.

I take these regularly:


It is estimated that 80% of the world’s population does not have enough iron in their bodies, and 30% have iron-deficiency anemia.

Cooking wet acidic food (e.g. with citric acid or vinegar) in uncoated cast iron cookware can significantly increase iron content of the food, with care to dry the cookware afterward to avoid rust. Iron absorption can be increased by taking vitamin C with the meal and by waiting at least an hour for digestion before consuming coffee, tea, dairy, or supplements with calcium, magnesium, and zinc.


For bone health, I do weight-bearing exercise and also consider my intake of boron, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin D, and vitamin K. I consume sufficient calcium from food sources. Dr. Thomas E. Levy notes the following in his book about calcium:

Excerpt from Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD. Death by Calcium (1st ed., pp. 35–36). MedFox 2013.

You are 30% more likely to have a heart attack and up to 20% more likely to have a stroke if you take an extra 500 mg of calcium or more per day — that’s the consensus derived from a comprehensive review of 15 independent clinical investigations. The reviewing researchers reported that subjects taking calcium supplements (500 mg or more per day) had a 27 to 31% higher risk of heart attack and a 12 to 20% greater risk of stroke.

Dump more calcium into the caldron and the brew becomes even more deadly. A study of over 61,000 participants viewed over a 19-year period concludes that those with calcium intakes over 1,400 mg/day had an alarming 40% increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease in general and a 114% increase in risk of death from a reduced flow of blood to the heart muscle (ischemic heart disease).


Boron is important for vitamin D and parathyroid glands that regulate calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus for healthy bones, joints, and teeth. Boron supplementation may benefit testosterone and estrogen levels, as well as cognition and memory. Boron deficiency can lead to arthritis and calcification of soft tissues. I found this to be a comprehensive summary of related research:

Excerpt from Lara Pizzorno, MDiv, MA, LMT. Nothing Boring About Boron. Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal 2015;14(4):35–48.

Boron has been proven to be an important trace mineral because it (1) is essential for the growth and maintenance of bone; (2) greatly improves wound healing; (3) beneficially impacts the body’s use of estrogen, testosterone, and vitamin D; (4) boosts magnesium absorption; (5) reduces levels of inflammatory biomarkers, such as hs-CRP and TNF-α; (6) raises levels of antioxidant enzymes, such as SOD, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase; (7) protects against pesticide-induced oxidative stress and heavy-metal toxicity; (8) improves brain electrical activity, cognitive performance, and short-term memory in elders; (9) influences the formation and activity of key biomolecules, such as SAM-e and NAD+; (10) has demonstrated preventive and therapeutic effects in a number of cancers, such as prostate, cervical, and lung cancers and multiple and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; and (11) may help ameliorate the adverse effects of traditional chemotherapeutic agents.


Borax (sodium tetraborate decahydrate) contains boron and is a natural mineral mined from dried salt lakes. Borax has a long history of use in small amounts as a food preservative, but is no longer commonly used for that purpose due to concerns of prolonged excessive ingestion of boron.

Borax is classified by the U.S. EPA as "not likely to be carcinogenic to humans" under the 2005 carcinogen assessment guidelines. The U.S. EPA considers borax to be low in acute toxicity, with an oral LD50 (median lethal dose) of 4550–4980 mg/kg (per kg of body weight) based on rat testing. In comparison, the oral LD50 for dietary salt (sodium chloride) is 3000 mg/kg.

An article by Walter Last mentions that in the 1960s, Dr. Rex Newnham found borax to be effective for arthritis and widely sold the treatment in Australia until pharmaceutical industry lobbied authorities to prohibit it. In publications Dr. Newnham suggests an adult oral dosage equivalent to 9 mg/day boron for 1–3 months until arthritis symptoms resolve, followed by a maintenance dosage of 3 mg/day boron. His research includes a double-blind trial which showed 70% of people with arthritis greatly improved from the treatment, though initially a Herxheimer reaction may occur. Some had improvement in heart disease, energy levels, and overall health. Dr. Newnham notes low arthritis rates (1% or less) in regions with high boron levels in the environment, such as Israel with an estimated dietary intake of 5–8 mg/day boron.

In online groups, people report successful use of borax for various conditions such as Candida and other fungal infections, lupus and other autoimmune diseases, mycotoxins, and removal of toxic heavy metals and fluoride from the body.

Homemade Solution

20 Mule Team Borax has been manufactured since 1891 from one of the world’s largest borax deposits in California. The only processing it receives after its removal from the ground is washing, drying, and packaging. The product is packaged in its pure form with no chemical additives. The product is 99.5% pure and the remaining 0.5% contains naturally occurring trace minerals, with no risk of toxic heavy metals. Pharmaceutical-grade borax is not noticeably purer or better.

To make a borax solution, I add packed leveled 1.5 US teaspoons of borax powder (average 6930 mg on my Weighmax CT20 milligram scale) and 1 US cup of purified water into a cooking pot. I heat on the stove until the solution boils for one minute and stir until the borax is dissolved. I pour the solution into a labeled glass bottle, tightly seal with cap, and store securely in a dark location. I wash my hands after handling borax powder and am careful not to get it in my eyes.

6930 mg borax powder × 0.113 (11.3% boron by weight) = 783 mg boron, ÷ 96 (number of 0.5 US teaspoon in 1 US cup water) = 8 mg boron

0.5 US teaspoon of this solution contains approximately 8 mg boron, which is well under the Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) of 20 mg/day boron, determined unlikely to cause any adverse effects for healthy adults in long-term use.


Research | Formulations & Dosages | Homemade Solutions | My Experience

For adult intake of iodine, the U.S. National Academy of Medicine (previously Institute of Medicine) published a Reference Daily Intake (previously RDA) of 150 mcg/day and Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) of 1100 mcg/day. However, much higher dosages are suggested by physicians and researchers experienced with the use of iodine for optimal health and healing.


Dr. Guy E. Abraham, Dr. Jorge D. Flechas, Dr. David Brownstein, and others published their iodine studies in a series of journal articles, made freely available by Optimox. Their research indicates iodine deficiency is a causative factor in breast cancer, fibrocystic breast disease, and thyroid conditions such as hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Graves’ disease, and Hashimoto’s disease. Gluten sensitivity is also a major cause of thyroid conditions. Supplemental iodine can improve blood sugar, cardiac rhythm, cognitive functioning, immune system, and response to thyroid hormones. Other potential benefits include excretion of toxic halogens and heavy metals, protection against radiation, and an anticarcinogenic effect throughout the body.

In the book "Breast Cancer and Iodine" (Trafford 2001), Dr. David Derry explains how iodine supplementation can prevent several disease processes. Taking over 3 mg/day iodine will saturate the thyroid and allow iodine to perform other bodily functions. Iodine can (1) trigger the death of abnormal cells to prevent spread of cancer; (2) protect against autoimmune disease by coating allergic proteins to make them non-allergic; (3) deactivate biological and chemical poisons; and (4) eliminate harmful viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protozoa.

Lynn Farrow treated her breast cancer with iodine, became a patient-activist, and researched iodine for several years. Her book "The Iodine Crisis: What You Don’t Know About Iodine Can Wreck Your Life" (Devon 2013) describes the history of iodine, causes of deficiency, protocols, and frequently asked questions. Included are examples of successful use for allergy, atrial fibrillation, Candida, cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment, cyst, depression, endometriosis, estrogen imbalance, fatigue, fibrocystic breast disease, fibromyalgia, eczema, gum bleeding, herpes, hypertension, low libido, low testosterone, lung condition, menstrual pain, migraine headache, nodule, palpitations, prostate disease, psoriasis, Raynaud’s disease, sinus infection, thyroid condition, type 2 diabetes, and uterine fibroids.

Formulations & Dosages

In the book "Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It" (Medical Alternatives 2014), Dr. Brownstein details how for decades he has recommended iodine supplementation to nearly every patient, with typical adult oral dosages of 12–50 mg/day iodine and for some diseases up to 150 mg/day. In his experience the best formulation clinically is a combination of potassium iodide (KI) and molecular iodine (I2), as found in Lugol’s solution first made by Dr. J.G.A. Lugol in 1829.

Two vertical drops of 5% Lugol’s solution contain a total of 12.5 mg iodine, from 5 mg molecular iodine (I2) and 7.5 mg iodide. Iodide (I-) is the ionic state of the chemical element iodine (I). In the U.S., 5% Lugol’s solution can be purchased directly from manufacturers (e.g. It can also be made at home, as discussed in another section below.

Dr. Stephanie Buist published a free 23-page PDF "The Guide to Supplementing with Lugol’s Iodine" (2015). It concisely summarizes information (including dosages) that she has found helpful to assist members of online iodine groups.

From the mid 1800s to mid 1900s, iodine was commonly used in Western medicine to treat various diseases. In Merck’s 1899 Manual of well-established medications used by American physicians, iodine is listed for many conditions and as the most used substance for tumors. Doses listed for 5% Lugol’s solution are 1–10 minims (equivalent to 7.7–77 mg iodine).

For acute toxicity of molecular iodine (I2), the lowest published lethal dose for a human is oral LDLo 28 mg/kg (per kg of body weight). For acute toxicity of potassium iodine (KI), the lowest published toxic dose is oral TDLo 2700 mg/kg (human female adult) with reproductive effect during pregnancy.

The Journal of Restorative Medicine published a 2017 study by Dr. Darrow Hand and Dr. Denis Wilson. Chromatography, ion-coupled mass spectrometry, and X-ray spectrometry were used to test three different commercial dry iodine supplements that list both iodine and iodide on the label. They conclude these contain only iodide when consumed. The body easily converts iodide to iodine, unless the mechanisms are impaired (e.g. deficiency in NIS or tissue-specific peroxidases).

Before iodine was isolated in the 1800s, seaweed-based medicine was used for thousands of years. Historically, the Japanese consumed an estimated 5.3–13.8 mg/day iodine in their diet, mostly from seaweed. In her book Lynn Farrow notes that seaweed may now be polluted with toxic heavy metals, oil spill dispersants, radiation, or other industrial contaminants from seawater. In a March 2011 interview, Dr. Brownstein mentions that he had a few different brands of seaweed analyzed by a laboratory. About 50% of the samples had very high levels of toxic mercury and bromide, which can interfere with the body’s ability to use iodine. Also the longer the seaweed has been stored after processing, the more iodine is lost through sublimation into a gaseous state.

Homemade Solutions

For an inexpensive source of iodine, I purchased USP (pharmaceutical-grade) potassium iodide powder crystals from The product was manufactured by SQM, an established chemical company in Chile which is the largest global producer of iodine.

To measure potassium iodide powder, I used "Norpro mini stainless steel measuring spoons, set of 5 (TAD, DASH, PINCH, SMIDGEN and DROP)" along with a set of high-quality US measuring spoons. The powder was packed into the spoon and leveled off. I observed the following approximate measurements on my Weighmax CT20 milligram scale.

(Packed Leveled)
Iodine Powder
DROP 70 mg 92 mg
SMIDGEN 141 mg 184 mg
PINCH 336 mg 440 mg
DASH 561 mg 734 mg
1/8 US teaspoon 841 mg 1100 mg
TAD 1401 mg 1833 mg
1/4 US teaspoon 1682 mg 2200 mg
1/2 US teaspoon 3364 mg 4400 mg
1 US teaspoon 6728 mg 8800 mg

To make a potassium iodide solution that I currently use at home for oral supplementation, I add a packed leveled 1/4 teaspoon of potassium iodide powder and 1 US cup of purified water into a labeled glass bottle. I tightly seal with cap, shake until the powder is dissolved, and store securely in a dark location. 0.5 US teaspoon of the solution contains approximately 18 mg iodine (as iodide).

2200 mg potassium iodide powder × 0.7645 (76.45% iodine by weight) = 1682 mg iodine, ÷ 96 (number of 0.5 US teaspoon in 1 US cup water) = 18 mg

Solutions with gradually increasing dosage
Packed leveled spoon of potassium iodide powder, added to 1 US cup water 0.5 US teaspoon of solution contains approximately this amount of iodine
1 DROP 1 mg
1 SMIDGEN 2 mg
1 PINCH 4 mg
1 DASH 6 mg
1/8 US teaspoon 9 mg
1 TAD 15 mg
1/4 US teaspoon 18 mg
1/2 US teaspoon 35 mg
1 US teaspoon 70 mg

I also make a 20% (weight/volume) concentration of potassium iodide solution to keep on hand for oral supplementation when traveling, nebulization for respiratory symptoms, application for oral health or sore throat, and topical skin treatment for minor bump, mosquito bite, rash, or scrape. I add a packed leveled 1 US teaspoon potassium iodide power and 2 US tablespoons purified water through a funnel into a labeled Aozita 2 oz (60 ml) glass dropper bottle. I tightly seal with cap and store in refridgerator. Each vertical drop contains approximately 9 mg iodine (as iodide).

Calculations: My Aozita glass dropper bottle dispensed 235.0 vertical drops in a 10.0 ml graduated cylinder, the equivalent of 23.5 drops/ml. When I added a packed leveled 1 US teaspoon potassium iodide power (6728 mg iodine, 8800 mg total weight) and 2 US tablespoons purified water (29.6 g) into a 50 ml graduated cylinder, the volume was 33 ml. When added into my Aozita glass dropper bottle, it contained approximately 9 mg iodine/drop (6728 mg iodine ÷ (33 ml × 23.5 drops/ml)), with a concentration of 20% weight/volume (6.728 g iodine ÷ 33 ml) and 17.5% weight/weight (6.728 g iodine ÷ (8.8 g + 29.6 g)).

If desired, molecular iodine (I2) could be added to make a Lugol’s solution that contains both iodine and iodide (in ionic state). This site has written instructions for how to make it, along with a video demonstrating a simple method and examples of topical usage. Molecular iodine is also known as diatomic iodine, iodine crystals, prilled iodine, and USP elemental free iodine. Some vendors test to verify low in toxic heavy metals. Use safety precautions when handling.

My Experience

In his book Dr. Brownstein explains that when a person begins taking a high amount of iodine, the body releases toxic halides which may cause a detoxification reaction such as fatigue, headache, muscle pain, and palpitations. Supplemental magnesium, selenium, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, and zinc can reduce that potential and assist the body to more efficiently utilize iodine.

While taking those supplements, I gradually increased my daily iodine intake using homemade potassium iodide solutions described above and experienced no adverse effects. Over time I noticed having better sleep quality, more energy, and higher testosterone.

In June 2022 I repeatedly applied drops of 20% iodine together with drops of pure DMSO to my skin where I had a small sebaceous cyst, which gradually disappeared without need for excision.


Renowned scientists Linus Pauling and Dr. Matthias Rath found that lysine (an amino acid) and high-dose oral vitamin C can benefit health of arteries and heart. In a lecture on their Unified Theory of Human Cardiovascular Disease (J Orthomol Med 1992;7(1):5–12), Pauling suggests an adult oral dosage of at least 2000 mg/day lysine for prevention of cardiovascular disease, and 5000–6000 mg/day if diagnosed with that condition.

The article Dr. Sydney Bush: Why Not the Nobel Prize? (Ken Walker, MD. 2019) describes further evidence. An optometrist prescribed lysine and vitamin C for patients, and discovered from retina photos that hardening of arteries was significantly reduced.

On a personal note, after taking 3 g/day lysine and 16.5 g/day ascorbic acid (vitamin C) for several months, my vision at close distances noticeably improved.


Bio-Virus Research Inc. reported on the successful use of lysine during viral infections at a clinic in the Dominican Republic. Since publication, the use of lysine expanded to 1000+ patients with good results.

Excerpts from Christopher Kagan, MD., Alexander Chaihorsky, MS., et al. Lysine Therapy for SARS-CoV-2. Bio-Virus Research 2020.

"We tested the clinical efficacy of lysine on SARS-CoV-2. Tabulated data from 40+ subjects, and non-tabulated data from 100+ subjects; 8 were in the United States, and the majority in the Dominican Republic."

"The dose range administered was 1000 mg to 4000 mg, with the latter rarely given, and an average dose of 2000 mg. We do not recommend exceeding 3000 mg due to possible bradykinin buildup causing a cough or increasing coughing in some subjects."

"Restriction of coffee (and other high caffeine drinks), the importance of which cannot be stressed enough, and observing the arginine restricted diet is critical to the speed of recovery and success of treatment."

"Approximately 80% of acute stage Covid-19 sufferers given lysine displayed a minimum 70% reduction in symptoms in the first 48 hours (not including long term symptomatic subjects)."

Excerpts from Christopher Kagan, MD., Alexander Chaihorsky, MS., et al. Amino Acid L-Lysine SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Prophylaxis. Bio-Virus Research 2020.

"The over the counter amino acid L-Lysine has now been shown in the small group reported here to be an extremely effective prophylaxis regimen against SARS-CoV-2."

"30 medical professionals at Salud Publica (public health) Department in Santiago, Dominican Republic, following the suggestion and advice of a member of the Bio-Virus team, self-administered the L-Lysine treatment protocol referenced above (1) of 2 gms per day of lysine with the required dietary restrictions."

"After three months, through the spring to summer peak of COVID-19 cases in the Dominican Republic, with daily face-to-face exposure to SARS-CoV-2 patients, not a single doctor, nurse, or staff member fell ill or tested positive."

A laboratory study by researchers in Taiwan has similar findings:

Excerpt from Melano I, Kuo L-L, Lo Y-C, Sung P-W, Tien N, Su W-C. Effects of Basic Amino Acids and Their Derivatives on SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza-A Virus Infection. Viruses 2021;13(7):1301.

Our findings suggest that lysine supplementation and the reduction of arginine-rich food intake can be considered as prophylactic and therapeutic regimens against these viruses while also providing a paradigm for the development of broad-spectrum antivirals.

Powder Measurements

To measure L-lysine HCl powder, I used "Norpro mini stainless steel measuring spoons, set of 5 (TAD, DASH, PINCH, SMIDGEN and DROP)" along with a set of high-quality US measuring spoons. The powder was packed into the spoon and leveled off. I observed the following approximate measurements on my Weighmax CT20 milligram scale.

(Packed Leveled)
(Fine Powder)
DROP 36 mg 42 mg
SMIDGEN 71 mg 83 mg
PINCH 170 mg 200 mg
DASH 283 mg 333 mg
1/8 US teaspoon 425 mg 500 mg
TAD 708 mg 833 mg
1/4 US teaspoon 850 mg 1000 mg
1/2 US teaspoon 1700 mg 2000 mg
1 US teaspoon 3400 mg 4000 mg
1/2 US tablespoon 5100 mg 6000 mg


Studies referenced in the following publications have shown that magnesium supplementation can reduce risk of arthritis, asthma, cancer, depression, diabetes, heart disease, inflammation, osteoporosis, stroke, and overall mortality. It may also help increase vitamin D levels and reduce risk of kidney stones.

An article by Walter Last describes how magnesium is important for bones, teeth, cellular energy production and repair, enzyme reactions, brain, nervous system, heart, and muscle activity.

Dr. Carolyn Dean has extensively studied therapeutic use of magnesium. In the following article, she suggests magnesium chloride or magnesium citrate to avoid a laxative effect that may occur with other forms of supplemental magnesium.

Excerpt from Carolyn Dean, MD, ND. MAGNESIUM. Orthomolecular Medicine News Service 2017.

However, I contend that magnesium deficiency is constantly being misdiagnosed as many different diseases, so I am merely suggesting that people treat their magnesium deficiency. Using high doses of magnesium (600–1200 mg elemental magnesium per day) for migraines, high blood pressure, angina, diabetes, high cholesterol, muscle cramps and spasms, nerve tingling and burning, is far less invasive than immediately prescribing drugs. I’ve observed thousands of people using therapeutic doses of a non-laxative form of magnesium with tremendous success.

Her book further explains the potential benefits of magnesium for a wide variety of conditions, including the importance for brain health:

Excerpt from Carolyn Dean, MD, ND. The Magnesium Miracle (2nd ed., p. 343). Ballantine 2017.

Research indicates that ample magnesium can protect brain cells from the damaging effects of aluminum, beryllium, cadmium, lead, mercury, and nickel. We also know that low levels of brain magnesium contribute to the deposition of heavy metals in the brain that heralds Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. It appears that the metals compete with magnesium for entry into the brain cells. If magnesium is low in the brain, heavy metals gain access much more readily.

Dr. Thomas E. Levy also wrote a comprehensive book about magnesium:

Excerpt from Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD. Magnesium: Reversing Disease (1st ed., p. 29). MedFox 2019.

Since magnesium does most of its work inside the body’s cells, substantial body-wide deficiencies of magnesium are common even in the face of a normal serum magnesium level. And, much more often than not, this “hidden” deficiency remains unaddressed for the lifetime of the patient. As will be demonstrated in subsequent chapters, this unaddressed state of magnesium deficiency is not only the origin of many diseases, it reliably promotes and further aggravates all known diseases.

Powder Measurements

Sources of magnesium chloride such as the Dead Sea, Great Salt Lake, and the manufactured form sold by chemical supply houses may contain significant levels of toxic heavy metals.

One of the cleanest sources of magnesium chloride is the deep underground ancient Zechstein seabed in the Netherlands. Hot water extraction and evaporation are used to produce magnesium chloride hexahydrate crystals/flakes in a purified form, with no risk of toxic heavy metals. I use an electric grinder (KitchenAid blade coffee and spice grinder combo pack) to reduce the crystals/flakes into fine powder.

To measure magnesium chloride hexahydrate powder, I used a set of high-quality US measuring spoons. The powder was packed into the spoon and leveled off. I observed the following approximate measurements on my Weighmax CT20 milligram scale.

(Packed Leveled)
Magnesium Powder
1/4 US teaspoon 150 mg 1.25 g
1/2 US teaspoon 300 mg 2.5 g
1 US teaspoon 600 mg 5.0 g
1/2 US tablespoon 900 mg 7.5 g


In favor of pharmaceuticals, studies were done to show no benefit from niacin supplementation. Examples of this are found in internet search results.

Nevertheless, studies referenced in the following publications indicate that niacin can improve cardiovascular health by raising good cholesterol (HDL) while reducing total cholesterol, triglycerides, cholesterol-associated lipoprotein (VLDL), and hardening of arteries. Also reported are potential benefits for allergies, arthritis, attention deficit disorder, blood circulation, cancer, cataracts, DNA repair, erectile dysfunction, immune system, infection, inflammation, kidney disease, mental illness, migraine headache, neurological disorders, Raynaud’s phenomenon, skin conditions, sleep quality, and toxin removal. Niacin is a precursor for the NAD molecule, required for 400+ different gene functions.

I read that niacin (immediate-release nicotinic acid) has nearly 100% absorption and is the most beneficial, safest type of vitamin B3 in high dosage. Other types of vitamin B3 without a flush sensation have a lower degree of liver safety, especially extended/sustained/time-release niacin. Inositol hexaniacinate has lower absorption and is less effective. Niacinamide has no cardiovascular benefit.

The book "Niacin: The Real Story" (Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD., Andrew W. Saul, PhD., Harold D. Foster, PhD. 1st ed., p. 124. Basic Health 2012) describes related studies. For example, Dr. Edwin Boyle at NIH followed 160 coronary patients using 3 g/day niacin for 10 years and found that mortality was greatly reduced, 90% below the expected average. His report concludes, "From the strictly medical viewpoint, I believe all patients taking niacin would survive longer and enjoy life much more."

In the early 1950s Dr. Abram Hoffer began research and became a world authority on the therapeutic use of niacin. He founded the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine in 1968 and was editor-in-chief for four decades. He used niacin throughout his 55-year career as a physician to help an estimated 5000 schizophrenic patients with a 90% recovery rate.

He usually started them at 3 g/day niacin in divided doses and noted that tests have shown this to increase liver activity, which is not necessarily a sign of liver pathology. His article Vitamin B-3: Niacin and Its Amide (Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD. Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients. 1995;147:30–39) contains a guideline of 0.5–3 g/day niacin for healthy adults, and 1–10 g/day niacin for various conditions including psychological stress, mental illness, high cholesterol, pregnancy, lactation, and infections such as cold or flu.

Andrew W. Saul has been a natural health educator and author for 40+ years. He co-founded the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service and has been editor-in-chief since 2005. In an October 2012 interview about vitamin B3, he discusses different forms, safety of dosage, and how it has been successfully used to benefit arthritis, cardiovascular system, mental health, and sleep quality. He usually takes the same amount that Dr. Hoffer personally took, 3–4 g/day niacin with meals.

In a 2019 article about dosage and the flush sensation, Saul suggests starting with very small amounts of niacin and gradually increasing until the first flush is noticed. He notes there are physicians who consider the RDA (renamed Reference Daily Intake) for niacin as too low for optimal health, and that also taking a separate B-complex supplement can be beneficial.

Powder Measurements

To measure niacin (immediate-release nicotinic acid) vitamin B3 powder, I used "Norpro mini stainless steel measuring spoons, set of 5 (TAD, DASH, PINCH, SMIDGEN and DROP)" along with a set of high-quality US measuring spoons. The powder was packed into the spoon and leveled off. I observed the following approximate measurements on my Weighmax CT20 milligram scale.

(Packed Leveled)
DROP 42 mg
PINCH 200 mg
DASH 333 mg
1/8 US teaspoon 500 mg
TAD 833 mg
1/4 US teaspoon 1.0 g
1/2 US teaspoon 2.0 g
1 US teaspoon 4.0 g

Vitamin C

Benefits | Toxins & Radiation | Infections | Diabetes | Cancer | Formulations | Powder Measurements | Dosages | Safety | My Experience

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is much more than a micronutrient needed in minute quantities. Humans are among the few known species unable to internally synthesize ascorbic acid because of a mutation in the gene encoding for a required liver enzyme. Many animals make this in significant amounts to maintain health. For example, a 150-lb (68-kg) goat produces an estimated 13 g/day ascorbic acid when healthy and up to 100 g/day during illness. Farmers have found that feeding their sick animals high doses of ascorbic acid powder can greatly assist in recovery.


Oxidative stress from free radicals contributes to aging and development of disease. Natural compounds with antioxidant properties can protect against this. Vitamin C is an effective water-soluble antioxidant predominant in blood, intracellular fluids, and tissues. It is also used to recycle other antioxidants such as glutathione and vitamin E.

Vitamin C is an important enzyme cofactor for neurotransmitters, hormones, and collagen — one of the main structural components of blood vessels, bone, cartilage, eye lens, heart valves, ligaments, skin, and tendons.

Studies and physician reports referenced in publications mentioned below indicate that high-dose vitamin C can be beneficial for:

Toxins & Radiation

In the book "Curing the Incurable: Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins" (4th ed., p. 168. MedFox 2011), Dr. Thomas E. Levy remarks, "Vitamin C has demonstrated the ability to neutralize a wide variety of toxic substances, many of which are completely unrelated chemically." High-dose vitamin C has been shown to reduce effects of air pollution, alcohol and food poisoning, chemical exposure, drug toxicity and withdrawal, pesticides, radiation, toxic heavy metals, and venom.

Lead is a toxic heavy metal that can accumulate in the body. Elevated lead levels are common and associated with significantly increased risk of disease and mortality. High-dose oral vitamin C and crushed raw garlic can assist the body in reducing lead levels.

Studies in Japan found that high-dose (oral and IV) vitamin C helped protect Fukushima nuclear plant workers exposed to radiation during the cleanup.


Vitamin C when taken in frequent high oral doses may reduce cold and flu symptoms. For example, "Orthomolecular Medicine for Everyone: Megavitamin Therapeutics for Families and Physicians" (Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD., Andrew W. Saul, PhD. 1st ed., p. 85. Basic Health 2008) mentions a study where 252 people took 3 g/day vitamin C when healthy and 1 g/hour for six hours at onset of symptoms, which decreased by 85% compared to the control group of 463 people.

Dr. Suzanne Humphries wrote a guide about high-dose oral vitamin C for infants and children with whooping cough. She comments, "I’ve received hundreds of letters of appreciation telling me how the protocol worked for parents using it on their own."

Studies have shown IV vitamin C to lower mortality for hospitalized patients with life-threatening conditions such as sepsis or tetanus. It has also been used throughout the world to significantly reduce mortality from viral infection. In China it proved so effective that 50,000 kg of vitamin C was sent to the epicenter of an epidemic in Wuhan to assist in recovery.

I came across numerous reports on the use of high-dose vitamin C during remarkable healing from infection. For example, the book "Vitamin C: The Real Story" (Steve Hickey, PhD., Andrew W. Saul, PhD. 1st ed., p. 117. Basic Health 2015) relates how a man successfully used up to 250 g/day oral vitamin C when he began to develop Legionnaires’ disease as confirmed by lab testing. He had recently stayed at a hotel where three other people caught the same disease and died within a few days at different hospitals.

Dr. Thomas E. Levy notes in "Primal Panacea" (1st ed., p. 15. MedFox 2011), "After over 15 years of research and personal observation, I can categorically say that high-dose vitamin C is a clinical miracle when compared to all of our modern drugs. Furthermore, volumes of studies exist that say it works." He describes how physicians recommended removing life support from a swine flu patient who had been comatose for the prior month. With assistance of family, the patient then began receiving high-dose IV vitamin C and fully recovered.

The book also recounts the story of a patient who was hospitalized for several weeks with bone infection of the hand. It became so severe that physicians recommended amputation to save his life. Instead the patient then began high-dose (oral and IV) vitamin C. His hand quickly healed, with the infection and swelling gone after nine days.


Two studies from Deakin University in Australia found that oral vitamin C supplementation improved insulin sensitivity in people with type 2 diabetes. They took 500 mg ascorbic acid twice daily for four months. Reported benefits include a 36% drop in blood sugar spike after meals, nearly three hours per day less hyperglycaemia, and 50% reduction in hypertension.

Associate Professor Glenn Wadley notes, "Vitamin C’s antioxidant properties can help counteract the high levels of free radicals found in people with diabetes, and it’s encouraging to see this benefits a number of the disease’s common comorbidities, such as high blood pressure."


Steve Hickey and other researchers have described evidence that high-dose (oral and IV) vitamin C can generate hydrogen peroxide inside cancer cells to destroy them, while leaving healthy cells unharmed. Taking frequent high oral doses of both ascorbic acid powder and liposomal vitamin C provides much higher blood levels against cancer, and can be even more effective when combined with synergistic redox agents such as supplemental alpha-lipoic acid, selenium, and vitamin K3.

An Interview with Abram Hoffer (Andrew W. Saul, PhD. J Orthomol Med 2009;24(3):1–8) mentions that Dr. Abram Hoffer used high-dose oral vitamin C with 1600+ cancer patients. At least 40% reached 10 year cure rates. In "Orthomolecular Treatment of Chronic Disease: 65 Experts on Therapeutic and Preventive Nutrition" (Andrew W. Saul, PhD. 1st ed., p. 238. Basic Health 2014), Dr. Hoffer describes using 40 g/day oral vitamin C with a pancreatic cancer patient that other physicians considered terminal and untreatable. The patient made a full recovery and lived another 20 years.

Dr. Hugh Riordan was the first to demonstrate that high-dose IV vitamin C is chemotherapeutic for cancer patients. He founded the Riordan Clinic which specializes in functional and integrative medicine.

Dr. Raymond CF Yuen in Singapore has done research on the clinical application of high-dose IV vitamin C (HDIVC) for cancer immunotherapy. In a 2021 article he notes, "In the ten years that I have been administering HDIVC for cancer patients, I have always found it effective in improving patients’ quality of life and survival. I have seen stage 4 cancer patients who were given a poor prognosis survive longer than their oncologists’ prediction or expectation."

Dr. Joseph Breslin in New Mexico successfully treated cancer patients with 120–180 g/day IV vitamin C in a continuous drip from a chemotherapy pump and catheter.

Physicians have used high-concentration vitamin C applied topically for various skin conditions, including the removal of basal cell carcinoma.


Ascorbic acid is the type of vitamin C that animals internally synthesize. It has two extra electrons per molecule to donate to oxidized free radicals and neutralize their harmful effects in the body.

Powder can be economical for high oral dosage, with no added fillers found in tablets. Powder readily dissolves in water and use of a straw can keep it off teeth. It’s best to consume a vitamin C solution before it eventually turns yellow-brown due to oxidation from exposure to air, heat, or light. Refridgeration will slow that process.

Studies found that small amounts of plant pigments (flavonoids) in vitamin C products marketed as "natural" are not significant and not more effective than pure ascorbic acid. Studies found that slow timed-release capsules are not more efficient in increasing vitamin C levels, compared to other oral forms.

Mineral ascorbates are another type of vitamin C. Calcium ascorbate (Ester-C) contains 10% calcium, and sodium ascorbate contains 13% sodium. Excessive amounts of these minerals may not be appropriate when taken orally in high dosage. Mineral ascorbates are less potent as an antioxidant with only one extra electron per molecule to donate.

Ascorbyl palmitate contains 42.5% vitamin C and is not more bioavailable than pure ascorbic acid. When ascorbyl palmitate is taken orally, the small intestine releases the ascorbic acid molecule that is bound to the ester.

Most forms of oral vitamin C require active transport in the bowel for absorption. Liposomal vitamin C is a less common, more expensive form absorbed by a different mechanism in gut cells. A liposome has a spherical phospholipid bilayer, with an internal cavity capable of carrying liquid vitamin C such as ascorbic acid or sodium ascorbate. Absorption can be up to 90% of a high oral dose, depending on how the liposome encapsulation is formulated.

In two 2018 interview articles, Dr. Thomas E. Levy indicates that oral use of liposomal vitamin C during viral infection can quickly load vitamin C into immune cells in the lymphatics of the gut. He personally notes that when using liposomal vitamin C, "I ended up overcoming a severe cold/flu more quickly than I ever had before, even when I had access to multiple 50- to 100-gram infusions of vitamin C intravenously." After receiving similar feedback from patients and healthcare practitioners, he became a consultant to LivOn Labs. He mentions that many other brands advertising liposomes do not contain such.

Powder Measurements

To measure ascorbic acid powder, I used "Norpro mini stainless steel measuring spoons, set of 5 (TAD, DASH, PINCH, SMIDGEN and DROP)" along with a set of high-quality US measuring spoons. The range depended on whether the powder was lightly scooped or firmly packed down into the spoon, before being leveled off. I observed the following approximate measurements on my Weighmax CT20 milligram scale.

Spoon Vitamin C
Ascorbic Acid
DROP 52–57 mg
SMIDGEN 105–114 mg
PINCH 250–275 mg
DASH 417–459 mg
1/8 US teaspoon 625–688 mg
TAD 1.042–1.146 g
1/4 US teaspoon 1.25–1.375 g
1/2 US teaspoon 2.5–2.75 g
1 US teaspoon 5–5.5 g
1/2 US tablespoon 7.5–8.25 g
1 US tablespoon 15.0–16.5 g


The U.S. National Academy of Medicine (previously Institute of Medicine) published a Reference Daily Intake (previously RDA) of 90 mg/day vitamin C for adults to prevent scurvy, a life-threatening illness that quickly results from severe deficiency. This dosage is not intended for prevention of chronic diseases. Based on case reports, they published a Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) of 2 g/day vitamin C for which almost no adults will experience loose stools. However, much higher dosages are suggested by physicians and researchers experienced with the use of high-dose vitamin C for optimal health and healing.

In the early 1940s, medical pioneer Dr. Frederick R. Klenner began reporting on successful use of high-dose (oral, intramuscular, intravenous, and topical) vitamin C for various conditions including allergies, arthritis, burns, corneal ulcer, diabetes, glaucoma, heat stroke, high cholesterol, infections, mental illness, multiple sclerosis, post-surgery, pregnancy, and toxins. During a 1948 epidemic, all 60 of his polio patients had no residual damage from the acute viral disease known to produce permanent deformities. He gave a presentation about therapeutic use of high-dose vitamin C to the American Medical Association, which ignored his findings.

In a report Dr. Klenner remarks, "I have never seen a patient that Vitamin C would not benefit." He suggests these oral dosages of ascorbic acid in divided doses when healthy: (1) infants begin with 50 mg/day and gradually increase to 1 g/day by age one; (2) children under age ten at least 1 g/day for each year of life; and (3) adults at least 10 g/day. He mentions personally taking 10–20 g/day vitamin C when healthy.

Beginning in 1969, Dr. Robert F. Cathcart III used high-dose vitamin C to help over 30,000 patients throughout his career. He found ascorbic acid to be the most effective type of oral vitamin C. In a 26-minute presentation he describes various therapeutic uses, including how it eliminated his chronic allergies and greatly reduced his frequent colds. He mentions personally taking 16 g/day ascorbic acid when healthy.

Dr. Cathcart notes that at least 80% of healthy adults can tolerate 10–15 g/day ascorbic acid powder dissolved in water in 4–6 divided oral doses. In a report he explains, "Bowel tolerance doses are the amounts of ascorbic acid tolerated orally that almost, but not quite, cause diarrhea." In another report he details how bowel tolerance can significantly increase depending on severity of illness, allowing oral dosages of 15 to 200+ g/day without diarrhea. To be effective in recovery, dosage needs to be near bowel tolerance and taken frequently until feeling completely well.

In an interview Dr. Cathcart suggests adult oral dosages for acute illness, starting with 2–6 g ascorbic acid every 15 minutes, with amount increased until diarrhea, then continued at a slightly reduced amount that does not cause diarrhea. As symptoms decrease, so can bowel tolerance with dosage reduced as needed. Reducing carbohydrate intake can also improve absorption of vitamin C during illness, along with drinking plenty of water.

For healthy adults, the half-life of high-dose oral vitamin C in the bloodstream is estimated to be 30–120 minutes. Use of divided doses spread throughout the day allows a much higher percentage to be absorbed.

In "Curing the Incurable" (4th ed., p. 331. MedFox 2011), Dr. Thomas E. Levy suggests 6–12 g/day oral vitamin C in 3–4 divided doses for healthy adults, with optimal dosages usually closer to 12 g than 6 g.

In "How To Live Longer and Feel Better" (1st ed., p. 8. Avon 1986), renowned scientist Linus Pauling suggests 6–18 g/day oral vitamin C for healthy adults. He researched vitamin C for 25 years, and in later interviews mentions personally taking 18 g/day ascorbic acid when healthy.

In "Vitamin C: The Real Story" (Steve Hickey, PhD., Andrew W. Saul, PhD. 1st ed., p. 62. Basic Health 2015), the authors suggest at least 2–3 g/day oral vitamin C in divided doses for healthy adults, with optimal dosages likely much higher at 50–90% of bowel tolerance. They advise occasional retesting since it may change with time. In a 2009 interview Andrew W. Saul mentions personally taking 18 g/day ascorbic acid, and in a 2018 interview Steve Hickey mentions personally taking 9 g/day ascorbic acid when healthy.


In this section, all use of the term vitamin C refers to ascorbic acid, the type that animals internally synthesize. Vitamin C is a nontoxic, water-soluble substance that does not accumulate in the body. Since the 1940s physicians have reported a high degree of safety with the use of high-dose oral vitamin C. Potential side effects are temporary gastrointestinal disturbances which quickly subside when dosage is reduced.

There is no compelling, consistent data that indicate any serious adverse effects from high-dose oral vitamin C. No clinical trials have ever shown this to increase any risk factors in healthy people.

Physicians and researchers experienced with the use of high-dose vitamin C confirm that it does not cause B12 deficiency, birth defects, cataracts, DNA damage, infertility, kidney stones, low blood sugar, or miscarriage. The U.S. National Academy of Medicine (previously Institute of Medicine) reports "the in vivo data do not clearly show a causal relationship between excess vitamin C intake" and allergic response, excess iron absorption, kidney stone formation, pro-oxidant effects, reduced vitamin B12 and copper levels, systemic conditioning or rebound scurvy.

Observational studies are highly variable in quality of evidence provided, potential bias, and errors. Assuming a cause-and-effect relationship between two variables may be incorrect based on an observed association between them — correlation does not imply causation. For example, people with a medical condition may be found to more frequently take a nutritional supplement to improve their health, and that does not imply that the supplement caused the medical condition.

The article Cataracts and Vitamins: The Real Story ( 2013) addresses an observational study that found an association between cataracts and oral vitamin C, with the incorrect implication that the vitamin C caused the cataracts. It is not scientifically plausible. The study contradicts many other studies that have shown long-term benefit (e.g. 80% reduction in cataracts) or short-term no effect.

The article What Really Causes Kidney Stones (And Why Vitamin C Does Not) ( 2013) addresses an observational study that found an association between kidney stones and oral vitamin C, with the incorrect implication that the vitamin C caused the kidney stones. Professor Emanuel Cheraskin states, "Vitamin C in the urine tends to bind calcium and decrease its free form. This means less chance of calcium’s separating out as calcium oxalate (stones)." Important factors in development of kidney stones are dehydration and high dietary intake of oxalate sources such as spinach, coffee, and tea.

The article Kidney stones caused by vitamin C? ( 2013) describes a study at the Kidney Stone Research Laboratory at University of Cape Town. Unlike other erroneous studies, for this study they used collection containers with a preservative to keep urine from changing while being stored before testing. Ten subjects took 4 g/day oral vitamin C for five days and laboratory urinalysis found no increased risk factors. A world expert in this field, Professor Allen Rodgers indicated that kidney stones could not be caused by use of vitamin C.

A 1994 study published in The Journal of Urology had similar findings. The researchers tested subjects with oral dosages of up to 10 g/day vitamin C for several days and conclude, "no genuine increase in urinary oxalate was demonstrable despite a greatly increased ascorbate intake."

The article Vitamin C Does Not Cause Kidney Stones ( 2005) mentions a study of 45,251 men that found those taking above 1.5 g/day vitamin C had reduced risk of kidney stones. A follow-up study of 85,557 women for 14 years found the risk was the same for people taking under 250 mg/day and those taking 1.5 g/day. The authors of these large studies state that restricting high-dose vitamin C for potential kidney stones is unwarranted.

Beginning in the 1940s, Dr. William J. McCormick and Dr. Frederick R. Klenner reported that long-term use of high-dose oral vitamin C does not cause kidney stones in healthy adults, and can be protective.

Toward the end of his career, Dr. Robert F. Cathcart III reported that he had put an estimated 25,000 patients on high-dose oral vitamin C and none developed kidney stones as a result. Two patients not using a high dosage developed kidney stones; he advised them to use a high dosage and they had no further problems.

The book "Ascorbate: The Science of Vitamin C" (Steve Hickey, PhD., Hilary Roberts, PhD. 1st ed., p. 95. Lulu 2004) mentions that throughout his career, Dr. Cathcart never saw high-dose oral vitamin C cause any adverse effects involving G6P6 deficiency, a rare genetic mutation in people of African or Middle Eastern descent. He treated two patients with hemochromatosis and both were able to safely use high-dose oral vitamin C with no adverse effects. Hemochromatosis is excess accumulation of iron in the body, usually caused by an inherited condition.

My Experience

I started with 2.75 g/day ascorbic acid powder in water drank throughout the day. Initially I experienced mild gastrointestinal discomfort which quickly resolved. Then I gradually increased the dosage as my body adapted to using higher amounts, and found that I could comfortably take up to 16.5 g/day when healthy. After taking 3 g/day lysine and 16.5 g/day ascorbic acid for several months, my vision at close distances noticeably improved.

In January 2021 I took 2.75–5.5 g ascorbic acid every 15 minutes at onset of flu symptoms which quickly resolved.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is important for cardiovascular, endocrine, immune, and skeletal systems. Studies indicate that supplemental vitamin D can reduce susceptibility or severity of asthma, arthritis, breast and colorectal cancer, depression, diabetes, gout, heart attack, influenza, kidney stone, obesity, and thyroid problem.

Numerous studies support the use of vitamin D for viral infection.

Excerpt from GrassrootsHealth. Higher Chance of Being Hospitalized with COVID-19 if Vitamin D Deficient. 2020.

The evidence connecting vitamin D and COVID-19 disease and severity is overwhelming. Studies have been published concluding that higher vitamin D levels are associated with more positive outcomes, from a decreased risk of testing positive to COVID-19 to a decreased risk of severity and death. In our last post, we shared a short video showing that 70–80% of COVID-19 patients with low vitamin D required admission to the ICU.

GrassrootsHealth has been actively involved for many years in research about vitamin D. They offer helpful information and the opportunity to participate in their research projects using a home blood spot test, which is mailed in for them to provide the results. According to studies by their panel of 48 vitamin D researchers, a serum 25(OH)D concentration of 40 ng/ml (100 nmol/L) is the lower edge of optimal, with 60–80 ng/ml (150–200 nmol/L) considered ideal for health and disease prevention.

They explain how the RDA (renamed Reference Daily Intake) for vitamin D was off by an order of magnitude, and taking at least 4000 IU/day (100 mcg/day) is considered safe for adults. The following article includes a graph showing dosages and resulting vitamin D levels in test participants, with data adjusted for 150-lb (68-kg) body weight.

Excerpt from GrassrootsHealth. Why the Same Dose Does Not Work for Everyone. 2021.

Whether considering the extremely low recommended daily allowance (RDA) for vitamin D as set by the National Academy of Medicine (previously the IOM) or a general suggestion of intake, such as 4,000 IU per day, it is impossible to know how much might be “right” for one person to the next. In fact, a GrassrootsHealth analysis showed that among all adult participants taking an average of 4,000 IU vitamin D per day from supplements, approximately 25% were still below the recommended 40–60 ng/ml.

Studies have shown that taking vitamin D with dietary fat can increase absorption. Vitamin D levels may also be improved with supplemental magnesium. A vitamin D researcher since the late 1970s, Bruce Hollis personally found he could not exceed a serum 25(OH)D concentration of 50 ng/ml while taking 10,000 IU/day vitamin D without magnesium supplementation. Then he began taking 400 mg/day magnesium and found he could attain 60 ng/ml by taking 6000 IU/day vitamin D.

I read that taking over 10,000 IU/day vitamin D is generally not considered an appropriate long-term dosage for most adults. However, a physician may order a short-term dosage over 10,000 IU/day vitamin D to rapidly achieve a therapeutic concentration for a patient with vitamin D deficiency or illness. Dr. David Brownstein’s short-term regimen for viral infection includes an adult dosage of 5000 IU vitamin D every hour, up to 50,000 IU/day (not during pregnancy).

Powder Measurements

To measure cholecalciferol vitamin D3 (100,000 IU/gram) powder, I used "Norpro mini stainless steel measuring spoons, set of 5 (TAD, DASH, PINCH, SMIDGEN and DROP)" along with a set of high-quality US measuring spoons. The powder was packed into the spoon and leveled off. I observed the following approximate measurements on my Weighmax CT20 milligram scale.

(Packed Leveled)
Vitamin D3 Powder
DROP 3500 IU 35 mg
SMIDGEN 7000 IU 70 mg
PINCH 18,000 IU 180 mg
DASH 27,000 IU 270 mg
1/8 US teaspoon 42,500 IU 425 mg
TAD 70,000 IU 700 mg

Vitamin E

I read that the natural form of vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol plus mixed tocopherols) derived from vegetable oil is far more effective than the synthetic form (dl-alpha tocopheryl) made from coal tar.

Vitamin E is an antioxidant important for cardiovascular health, cellular repair, immune system, and vision. Studies indicate that high-dose vitamin E may help reduce overall mortality in elderly and prevent ALS, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, heart attack, and lung cancer. Also reported are potential benefit for Alzheimer’s disease, atherosclerosis, epileptic seizures in children, fatty liver disease, and prostate cancer.

Excerpt from Orthomolecular Medicine News Service. Vitamin E: Safe, Effective, and Heart-Healthy. 2005.

Pioneer vitamin E researchers and clinicians Drs. Wilfrid and Evan Shute treated some 30,000 patients over several decades and found that people in average health received maximum benefit from 800 IU of the d-alpha tocopherol form of vitamin E. Vitamin E has been proven effective in the prevention and treatment of many heart conditions. "The complete or nearly complete prevention of angina attacks is the usual and expected result of treatment with alpha tocopherol" according to Wilfrid Shute, M. D., a cardiologist. Shute prescribed up to 1,600 IU of vitamin E daily and successfully treated patients for acute coronary thrombosis, acute rheumatic fever, chronic rheumatic heart disease, hypertensive heart disease, diabetes mellitus, acute and chronic nephritis, and even burns, plastic surgery and mazoplasia.


Studies found that zinc is important for immune system, insulin function, neurotransmission, regulation of gene expression, reproduction, and vision. Deficiency is common among some populations. Vegetarians may require as much as 50% more of the Reference Daily Intake (previously RDA) of 11 mg/day zinc. Phytates in whole grains and legumes can bind zinc reducing absorption. To avoid this, I take supplemental zinc on an empty stomach or with fruit. Some may find consuming zinc with food necessary to avoid nausea.

I consume copper in sufficient amounts from foods and stay below the Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) of 40 mg/day zinc, determined unlikely to cause any adverse effects for healthy adults in long-term use. Studies indicate that taking 50–180 mg/day zinc for 1–2 weeks does not result in serious side effects, but taking those dosages long term may result in copper deficiency unless copper is also supplemented.

In 2009 the European Food Safety Authority published the scientific opinion of 21 panel members on the use of zinc picolinate as a supplement.

Excerpt from F. Aguilar, U.R. Charrondiere, et al. Chromium picolinate, zinc picolinate and zinc picolinate dihydrate added for nutritional purposes in food supplements. The EFSA Journal 2009;1113:1–41.

The majority of studies reveal a slightly greater bioavailability of zinc from zinc picolinate than from other zinc compounds, although some studies showed similar levels of absorption, and a few investigators claim a somewhat lower absorption of zinc from zinc picolinate than from other zinc compounds.

Based on the available, albeit limited toxicological database, the Panel concluded that at the anticipated use and use levels of zinc picolinate and zinc picolinate dihydrate, as a source of zinc, when added for nutritional purposes in food supplements, are not of safety concern as long as the UL for zinc is not exceeded.

Powder Measurements

To measure zinc picolinate 20% powder, I used "Norpro mini stainless steel measuring spoons, set of 5 (TAD, DASH, PINCH, SMIDGEN and DROP)" along with a set of high-quality US measuring spoons. The powder was packed into the spoon and leveled off. I observed the following approximate measurements on my Weighmax CT20 milligram scale.

(Packed Leveled)
Zinc Powder
DROP 10 mg 50 mg
SMIDGEN 20 mg 100 mg
PINCH 48 mg 240 mg
DASH 80 mg 400 mg
1/8 US teaspoon 120 mg 600 mg
TAD 200 mg 1000 mg

Antivirals & Other Conditions

In various publications, physicians mention use of the following by adults for viral infections and other conditions:

In January 2021 I used the above (except chlorine dioxide and DMSO) at onset of flu symptoms which quickly resolved. I consider high-dose oral vitamin C and nebulization of 3% hydrogen peroxide to be among the most important. Dr. Thomas E. Levy gave both high priority in his free e-book Rapid Virus Recovery (MedFox 2021) and 2021 article about virus treatment options.

In February 2022 I learned about chlorine dioxide. I take it regularly for prevention while fasting, and would definitely use it during illness if needed. This option would forgo the use of antioxidants listed above (N-acetylcysteine, niacin, quercetin, selenium, vitamins A C D), except for DMSO which is compatible with chlorine dioxide. In May 2022 I learned about DMSO and have yet to use it during illness.

Chlorine Dioxide

Physician Use | Resources | Ingredients | Making CDS | My Experience

Chlorine dioxide (ClO2) made from sodium chlorite (NaClO2) should not be confused with a much different chemical — sodium hypochlorite (NaClO) sold as bleach is almost 300 times more toxic.

Chlorine dioxide in low concentration is used by industry to purify drinking water and preserve food. When prepared with high-purity reactants, it has not been found to be carcinogenic or mutagenic. Chlorine dioxide in gaseous state can irritate the lungs if breathed in high concentration. In scientific literature there is no documented case of chlorine dioxide poisoning causing fatality during the past 100 years.

The following are two simple, inexpensive methods of making chlorine dioxide for use in low concentration. Sections below explain in more detail.

CD/MMS (master mineral solution) is typically made from mixing drops of sodium chlorite solution with drops of mild acid solution (hydrochloric or citric acid) for 30-60 seconds to generate chlorine dioxide, then diluted with water. Jim Humble worked with many to develop CD/MMS protocols explained in his publications. Another updated protocol from Kerri Rivera is described below. In their experience, CD/MMS is somewhat more potent than CDS.

CDS (chlorine dioxide solution) is made over a period of hours. Sodium chlorite solution and mild acid solution are added to a small container, placed inside a jar containing water, and the jar tightly sealed. The water does not come in contact with the solutions, which slowly react generating chlorine dioxide in gaseous state to dissolve in the water. Biophysicist Andreas Kalcker helped develop this method and worked with physicians to create CDS protocols.

Physician Use

Physicians have found that chlorine dioxide in therapeutic dosage is nontoxic and have effectively used it with millions of patients. A day’s worth of chlorine dioxide treatment for one patient can be made for less than 0.01 U.S. dollar. Since this could reduce pharmaceutical industry revenues (1.27 trillion U.S. dollars in 2020), medical authorities and corporate media have attempted to suppress the treatment by describing it as "fraudulent, life-threatening toxic bleach" and by censoring reports such as the following.

In a January 2021 interview, pediatric orthopedic surgeon Dr. Patricia Callisperis in La Paz, Bolivia reports that she used CDS to treat 1778 COVID-19 patients with nearly 100% success. She helped CDS become an official COVID-19 treatment by law in Bolivia. CDS was produced for the public at seven universities, three of which further researched its use for COVID-19. Among patients taking CDS, she observed recovery from autism, cancer, dementia, and type 2 diabetes. Two years ago she worked with a biochemist to investigate CDS and all evidence indicated it is nontoxic in therapeutic dosage. She then began regularly taking CDS (Protocol C) and within three weeks, she healed from oral lesions that had frequently recurred throughout her life, despite trying many medications. For the past two years her condition has not returned.

In a February 2021 interview, pediatric orthopedic surgeon Dr. Manuel Aparicio in Queretaro, Mexico reports that he used CDS to treat 4000 COVID-19 patients with a 99.6% success rate. He observed successful use of CDS by 50,000 patients for prevention of COVID-19 infection, with reduced severity for the small percentage diagnosed with the illness. He personally found that while taking CDS for prevention, his high cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar levels all significantly decreased. He noticed this also happened among patients taking CDS.

In a February 2021 interview, military surgeon Dr. Pedro Chávez Zavala in Toluca, Mexico reports that he used CDS to treat 3000 COVID-19 patients with a 97% success rate. The other 3% had comorbidities. He and his colleagues found the treatment to be nontoxic. He observed CDS to be effective among patients for prevention of COVID-19 infection, and has taken it himself daily for nine months without illness. He notes there are 1300 studies about medical use of chlorine dioxide. Since 2012 he has used CD/MMS to successfully treat patients with allergy, arthritis, Candida, heavy metal toxicity, hypertension, infection, skin disease, thyroid disorder, and type 2 diabetes.

In a March 2021 interview, obstetric gynecologist Dr. Viviane Brunet in Monterrey, Mexico reports that she used CDS to treat 1500 COVID-19 patients with a 100% success rate, no hospitalizations, and without harm during pregnancy. Local medical authorities attempted to suppress the treatment due to influence from pharmaceutical industry. To prevent COVID-19 infection, Dr. Brunet personally has taken CDS daily for a year, during which time she recovered from type 2 diabetes and hypertension, allowing her to discontinue medication. Her friend took CDS for a year and recovered from chronic leukemia. One of her patients continued to take CDS after COVID-19 infection and six weeks later no longer tested positive for HIV.

In a March 2021 interview, Andreas Kalcker reports that studies found treatment with CDS to be safe and effective for COVID-19 infection. Clinical trials are underway in Bolivia, Colombia, and Mexico. He describes how the U.S. FDA attempted to suppress the treatment by claiming it was dangerous based on a small number of anecdotes, but was unable to cite any scientific evidence when requested by physicians.

In an August 2021 interview, Andreas Kalcker reports that 5000 physicians in 26 countries affiliated with global non-profit COMUSAV used CDS to safely treat COVID-19 patients with a 97% success rate. Author’s note: In a low estimate of 1000 treated patients per physician, the total would be 5 million treated patients.


Biophysicist Andreas Kalcker has researched chlorine dioxide since 2007, developed technology for CDS, worked with health professionals worldwide, and assisted countries during COVID-19. His website offers clinical evidence, protocols, precautions, training, and testimonials about the treatment. The following book contains similar information.

Excerpt from Andreas Kalcker. Forbidden Health: Incurable Was Yesterday (1st ed., pp. 19–20). Voedia 2018.

Chlorine dioxide doesn’t only provide oxygen; the chlorine ion is an effective oxidant in the fight against bacteria, viruses, fungus, and parasites. This unique combination is also highly soluble in water, dissolving even better than blood, which is much thicker. Its solubility enables it to deliver oxygen to places in the body not usually reached, like cartilage, amniotic liquids or mucous membranes. We have even witnessed how it seemed able, in many “spontaneous remission” cases, to penetrate the deeper parts of the body, eliminating pathogens and allowing total recovery from rheumatoid arthritis, as in my case.

He found that chlorine dioxide is fully absorbed in the stomach within 15 minutes and lasts for two hours in the body. It is more effective in divided doses taken at least 30 minutes before/after a meal, and at least two hours before/after consuming bicarbonate or antioxidants such as vitamin C, coffee, and tea.

The book describes how chlorine dioxide in low concentration has been successfully used by physicians for ALS (Dr. Gustavo León), brucellosis (Dr. Mario Bruseghini), cystic fibrosis (Dr. Camino G.), gonorrhea and HIV/AIDS (Dr. Klaus Schustereder), lung cancer (Dr. Conchi G.E), malaria (Dr. Jan Beute), and vesicular stomatitis (Dr. Eva Serra).

Included are patient testimonials of use in recovery from various conditions such as abscess, allergy, arthritis, asthma, autism, autoimmune disease (lupus), bronchitis, cancer, Candida, cardiovascular disease, Crohn’s disease, cyst, cystic fibrosis, dementia, fibromyalgia, gout, gum disease, heavy metal toxicity, herpes, hypertension, kidney stone, inflammation, Lyme disease, meningitis, migraine headache, neurological disorder, parasites, pneumonia, poisoning, prostatitis, skin problem (acne, bite, burn, psoriasis, rash, wart, wound), thyroid disorder, tuberculosis, type 2 diabetes, typhoid, and ulcer.

Kerri Rivera helped her child and others recover from "autism" by supporting natural healing processes of the body. She has researched treatments since 2004, assisted online groups, presented at conferences, ran a biomedical clinic, and worked with families in 77 countries.

Her book "Healing the Symptoms Known as Autism" (2nd ed., 2014) explains the use of chlorine dioxide, diet, supplements, and other therapies. Included is a 78-page chapter on a parasite protocol developed by Andreas Kalcker and Miriam Carrasco Maceda. This is Protocol P on Kalcker’s website and in a 14-page section of his book mentioned above.

In an April 2022 interview, Kerri Rivera describes an updated protocol that she has found to be effective from doing online consultations for many different conditions. On the first day adults begin with 1 drop CD/MMS added to 16 ounces water in a tightly sealed glass bottle (no metal), with 1 ounce drank every 45 minutes throughout the day for 16 doses total. On each subsequent day, the amount added to 16 ounces water is increased by 1 drop CD/MMS. This continues until the dosage is no longer well tolerated. At that point they stop increasing and have reached their optimal dosage to continue for recovery. Some find this to be 50–70 drops/day. Her testing showed the concentration can last up to 72 hours when stored at cool temperature tightly sealed. In her experience, CD/MMS is somewhat more potent than CDS. She has never seen chlorine dioxide harm anyone.

After Jim Humble found chlorine dioxide effective for malaria in 1996, he worked with health professionals and missionaries throughout the world to develop CD/MMS protocols for a wide variety of conditions, including heart attack and stroke. In his experience, CD/MMS is somewhat more potent than CDS. He has taught and helped many people, both in person and through his publications.

Excerpt from Jim Humble, Cari Lloyd. MMS Health Recovery Guidebook (1st ed., p. 2). 2016.

The health recovery procedures given in this book are the result of 20 years of teaching people how to use MMS to recover their health. Scores of people worldwide have used and applied the principles outlined in my first books, or taught in seminars. As a result, over the years I have received a great deal of feedback, much of which has contributed to this book. The successes, even in the beginning, were far beyond anything I had ever heard of. However, what we have achieved along the way has helped us arrive at something so fantastic that very few can believe it at first, but those who try it soon discover it for themselves.

Since therapeutic use of chlorine dioxide could reduce pharmaceutical industry revenues, the three people mentioned above have been harassed by authorities and smeared by corporate media. Examples of this are found in internet search results. offers free publications from a critical care nurse who extensively investigated chlorine dioxide and prefers anonymity. His videos include a documentary of his findings, interviews with physicians, and training on usage. His Training Guidebook lists where to find videos, suppliers, recipes, online groups, and books.

His Reference Guidebook describes numerous research studies and patents. For example, Howard Alliger’s 1978 patent "Procedure for Preparing a Medicine With Germicide Properties" is for chlorine dioxide. A 1987 NASA publication proclaims Alliger’s chlorine dioxide product to be a "universal antidote". More recently, Alliger’s 2018 patent information provides experimental research on mice that showed cancerous tumors disappeared within 48 hours of injection with chlorine dioxide.

Excerpt from The Universal Antidote Interactive Reference Guidebook (p. 20). 2021.

To exemplify just how safe chlorine dioxide is, the pharmaceutical company, Frontier Pharmaceuticals, has produced a variety of FDA approved safe products containing chlorine dioxide that include oral rinse and skin care products, and the founder of the company, Howard Alliger, even has a patent for using chlorine dioxide to eliminate cancer. The patent states the following: "Chlorine dioxide (ClO2), a strong oxidant, can safely be injected into a subject’s body, including a tumor, although the compound has not yet been utilized as a cancer treatment in this manner."

It goes on to say, "ClO2 is highly penetrating, and generally considered nontoxic—as demonstrated by its application in deep wounds, 3rd degree burns, and use in oral and topical diseases."


Chlorine dioxide is simple and inexpensive to make at home.

I bought 500 g of sodium chlorite (80% flakes, tech grade, made in USA, certified facility) from I found 31.45% hydrochloric acid (also known as muriatic acid) solution at a hardware store and citric acid crystals at a food retailer. Only one of these acids is needed and either is fine for making CDS. I read that hydrochloric acid is preferable for making CD/MMS — citric acid could be used but may cause gastrointestinal discomfort.

I add the following ingredients through a funnel into labeled Aozita 2 oz (60 ml) glass dropper bottles. Hot water and shaking will dissolve the solids quicker. Once completed, I store the solutions in a cool dark place such as refridgerator.

24% sodium chlorite solution =
15 g sodium chlorite 80% flakes (packed leveled 1 US tablespoon) +
35 ml purified water (2 US tablespoons and 1 US teaspoon)

Concentration: 15 g NaClO2 80% flakes × 0.80 = 12 g pure NaClO2, ÷ 50 g total weight (15 g NaClO2 80% flakes + 35 g water), × 100 = 24% (weight/weight)

Total volume: 50 g total weight ÷ 1.269 g/ml density per = 39 ml

4% hydrochloric acid solution =
5 ml of 31.45% hydrochloric acid solution (1 US teaspoon) +
35 ml purified water (2 US tablespoons and 1 US teaspoon)

Concentration: 31.45% HCl initial × 5 ml volume = 3.93% HCl diluted × 40 ml volume. Round 3.93% to 4%.

Total volume: 40 ml

I use protective clothing, eyewear, and gloves in a well-ventilated area to avoid chemical burn. To avoid a splatter reaction, first I add 35 ml water into the dropper bottle and next add the acid.

50% citric acid solution =
20 g citric acid crystals (packed leveled 1 US tablespoon and 2 US teaspoons) +
20 ml purified water (1 US tablespoon and 1 US teaspoon)

Concentration: 20 g citric acid ÷ 40 g total weight (20 g citric acid + 20 g water), × 100 = 50% (weight/weight)

Total volume: 40 g total weight ÷ 1.2415 g/ml density per = 32 ml

If a lower concentration is desired for making CD/MMS, the above 50% citric acid solution could be diluted to 34% citric acid by adding 15 ml water (1 US tablespoon), for a total volume of 47 ml.

Concentration: 50% citric acid initial × 32 ml volume = 34% citric acid diluted × 47 ml volume.

Making CDS

As Andreas Kalcker demonstrates in a video, the following is a method to make CDS with neutral pH in a 3000 ppm (0.3%) concentration. He notes this is the maximum possible and always diluted to low concentration before ingestion, such as 30 ppm with Protocol C: 10 ml of CDS 3000 ppm added to 1 liter/day water.

  1. Add 1.5 US cups (350 ml) of purified water into a labeled glass food jar. Less air inside is better. If using a metal lid, cover the underneath in plastic wrap to avoid reaction with chlorine dioxide gas.
  2. Add 1 US teaspoon (5 ml) of 24% sodium chlorite solution and 1 US teaspoon (5 ml) of acid solution (4% hydrochloric acid or 50% citric acid) into a small container, such as a tall shot glass or plastic cap that will float. Place the small container inside the jar. The sodium chlorite + acid solution should not come in contact with the water. Tightly seal the jar with lid and place in a dark location at room temperature for 12–24 hours.
  3. Optional: Before opening, refridgerate the sealed jar for 2–3 hours to increase the CDS concentration.
  4. Open the jar in a well-ventilated area to avoid breathing fumes. Remove the small container and discard its contents, or save for use as a disinfectant.
  5. Repeat steps 2–4 for a second time to increase the CDS concentration.

Store CDS tightly sealed in a dark location. Refridgerate when possible; above 52 °F (11 °C) gaseous chlorine dioxide in solution will diffuse into air. After six months CDS can lose half its potency, depending on how it is stored. If spilled on cloth, rinse to avoid staining.

My Experience

In February 2022 I learned about chlorine dioxide. I take it regularly for prevention while fasting, and would definitely use it during illness if needed.

I have used CD/MMS (made with hydrochloric acid) and CDS (Protocol C), and experienced no adverse effects. I briefly tried CD/MMS made with citric acid which caused gastrointestinal discomfort.

Studies have shown CDS to benefit oral health and eliminate bacteria that cause cavities. Its neutral pH does not affect tooth enamel. To make a mouthwash of CDS diluted to approximately 120 ppm, I add two US teaspoons of CDS 3000 ppm and 1 US cup of purified water into a glass bottle, and store tightly sealed with plastic cap in the refridgerator.

In June 2022 after an insect flew into my left eye, the next day the inside corner of the eye began to sting, water, and discharge mucus. For these symptoms of a blocked tear duct and potential infection, I repeatedly applied drops of CDS diluted to 300 ppm and ionic nanoparticle silver 20 ppm. There was immediate pain relief and the condition quickly resolved.

DMSO (Dimethyl Sulfoxide)

Benefits | Toxicology | Heart Attack & Stroke | Dosages & Concentrations | Application & Cautions | My Experience

If researching DMSO, it is also known as dimethyl sulfoxide, dimethylsulfoxide, dimethyl sulphoxide, methyl sulphoxide, Me2SO, NSC-763, SQ-9453, and sulphinybismethane.

DMSO is a natural sulfur-based compound derived from wood. It is noncarcinogenic, nontoxic in therapeutic dosage, and has proven effective for a wide variety of purposes.


Studies and physician reports referenced in publications mentioned below indicate that DMSO can be beneficial for:

In the following book, Dr. Morton Walker describes his view that DMSO has the largest potential number of uses ever documented for a single chemical.

Excerpt from Morton Walker, DPM. DMSO: Nature’s Healer (1st ed., p. 4). Avery 1993.

The people have a new medical breakthrough for pain: dimethyl sulfoxide, called DMSO. By itself or in combination with other medical ingredients, dimethyl sulfoxide should be useful in treating almost every disease known to mankind. The substance, a byproduct of pulp and paper manufacturing, has been employed safely and successfully by millions of people around the world to control swelling; reduce discomfort; take away inflammation; slow the growth of, and in many instances kill, bacteria, viruses, and fungi. It heals burns and relieves sprains, strains, and arthritic joints. It has worked effectively against cataracts, sports injuries, scleroderma, myasthenia gravis, tuberculosis, and even lessened mental retardation in people with Down’s syndrome.

Cancer seems to respond well to DMSO. At Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, Charlotte Friend, M.D., has turned cancerous cells into harmless normal ones in the test tube by putting them in touch with the DMSO solutions. Thus, DMSO cancer research is in progress.

DMSO is a solvent that easily passes through skin capillaries without damage to carry other substances (but not pathogens) deeper into body tissues and organs. Once in the bloodstream, DMSO enters nearly every organ system within an hour. It has powerful antioxidant properties, protects against radiation damage, and facilitates DNA repair. DMSO can help remove toxic heavy metals and other chemicals that accumulate in the body. It can promote healing by increasing blood supply to area of injury, serve as an anti-inflammatory agent, and provide pain relief.

DMSO can be effective against some pathogens and cancers. The article "Pharmacology of DMSO" references studies that found DMSO at 80% concentration inactivated DNA and RNA viruses, influenza A and A-2 viruses, Newcastle disease virus, and Semliki Forest virus. For its ability to enter affected cells and carry other substances along, DMSO has been used in antiviral remedies and therapy for breast, leukemia, lung, lymphoma, and prostate cancers. DMSO can oxidize cancer cells to destroy them, and kill pleomorphic microbes that cause cancer and autoimmune diseases.

Dr. Stanley Jacob discovered the medicinal properties of DMSO and pioneered its medical use, which has led to more than 20,000 scientific publications. The book "Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO) in Trauma and Disease" (Stanley W. Jacob, MD., Jack C. de la Torre MD, PhD. CRC Press 2015) examines the major clinical uses in humans and presents the collective data on biological, chemical, and medical actions of DMSO.

A 1994 interview mentions, "Dr. Jacob has also been swallowing a teaspoon of DMSO every day for the past 32 years, and hasn't had a cold or flu during that time." A 2016 article remarks how Dr. Jacob was able to work 6 days per week from 5AM–6PM until 90 years old. DMSO can increase blood flow in the brain, dissolve amyloids, and protect against dementia.

Excerpt from Archie H. Scott. The DMSO Handbook for Doctors (1st ed., p. 16). iUniverse 2013.

As a person ages circulation usually gradually becomes impaired. This can result in a lack of oxygen and nutrients to the brain. With a reduced amount of oxygen and nutrients brain cells can be injured or killed. DMSO can prevent this from happening. DMSO also helps the neurons in the brain to communicate with each other. All of this helps enable the person to retain mental capabilities into advanced age.


Studies found that extremely high dosages of DMSO affected the eyes of some animals, but had no effect on the eyes of human and monkeys. Despite considerable evidence of safety in humans, DMSO is prohibited from general use (in favor of lucrative medications).

Excerpt from Morton Walker, DPM. DMSO: Nature’s Healer (1st ed., pp. 76-77). Avery 1993.

At the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Scherbel had forty-four people under treatment for scleroderma. Some patients received as much as 3 g/kg per day and were treated for as long as twenty-three months. None of them showed the characteristic lens changes that were observed in the DMSO-treated animals.

When 11 g/kg of DMSO was applied to the skin of monkeys and 5 g/kg was given to them to drink each day for a full year, no lens changes occurred. The laboratory workers suspected that the eye changes were specific only for dogs, rabbits, and pigs.

Meanwhile, the pharmaceutical companies continued to collect case reports in which no real toxicity of any kind was being observed. Merck and Company gradually collected 17,000 patient reports. Syntex collected approximately 7,000 and E.R. Squibb and Sons around 3,000. The FDA seemed to turn a blind eye to these human case studies, although DMSO was officially banned from human experimental use.

The following human study found that higher than typical DMSO dosage had no significant adverse effects, with only minor side effects from concentration and route of administration.

Excerpt from Stanley W. Jacob, MD., Jack C. de la Torre MD, PhD. Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO) in Trauma and Disease (1st ed., p. 70). CRC Press 2015.

A short-term study (14 days) and a long-term study (90 days) were undertaken by Brobyn, who reported his findings on 213 healthy human volunteers. These volunteers were periodically examined by specialists after being administered 1 g/kg/day 80% DMSO daily. This dose was considered 3–30 times higher than the typical DMSO dose used or recommended. The specific clinical examinations included complete physical examinations with laboratory examinations of blood and urine, ophthalmologic, dermatologic, cardiologic, neurologic, pulmonary function, and bone marrow studies.

The results of this study concluded that no significant adverse effects from either the short-term or long-term administration of DMSO were observed after a very extensive toxicology study was conducted. Minor side effects of DMSO administered daily included skin irritation, nausea, sedation, and diarrhea, which resolved following discontinuation of DMSO. DMSO at 3–30 times the usual treatment dose in humans appeared as a relatively very safe drug, and in particular, no lens changes that were seen to occur in some animal species were detected in any subject after extensive ophthalmological examinations after 3-month follow-up. This absence of ocular changes after high and prolonged administration of DMSO has been fully confirmed in other studies. There has not been another major toxicological study on topical DMSO following Brobyn’s report, but thousands of papers dealing with DMSO and its various routes administration, including intravenous, oral, dermal, and intravesical, have reported that adverse reactions are relatively mild and usually can occur in relation to its concentration and its mode of administration.

A study examined potential cytotoxic side effects of DMSO when directly applied to inner ear. In testing with rats, DMSO concentrations of 0.1% and 0.25% caused little or no damage, but concentrations of 0.5% or higher were toxic to both inner and outer hair cells important for hearing.

Heart Attack & Stroke

In the book "DMSO: Nature’s Healer" (Avery 1993), Dr. Morton Walker notes on page 69, "the use of massive doses of DMSO (2 gm. per kilogram body weight) in the treatment of heart attacks" and on page 262, "In the treatment of massive stroke, extremely large doses of DMSO are required for a good result. The initial dose is 2 g per kg of body weight."

In the book "MMS Health Recovery Guidebook" (2016) on pages 227–245, Jim Humble describes the following protocol for heart attack and stroke. This could be lifesaving in a remote area where medical assistance is not immediately available. The CD/MMS (chlorine dioxide) is not mixed in the same cup with DMSO. The CD/MMS is taken within two minutes after a dose of DMSO.

Day 1
1st hour
Every 15 minutes: 2 US tablespoons DMSO in 1/2 cup water.
Single dose: 6 drops CD/MMS in separate 1/2 cup water.

2nd hour
Every 15 minutes: 1 US tablespoon DMSO in 1/4 cup water.
Single dose: 6 drops CD/MMS in separate 1/2 cup water.

3rd hour
Every 15 minutes: 1 US tablespoon DMSO in 1/4 cup water.
Single dose: 3 drops CD/MMS in separate 1/2 cup water.

4–8th hours
Every hour: 1 US tablespoon DMSO in 1/4 cup water.
Every hour: 3 drops CD/MMS in separate 1/2 cup water.

Days 2–7
Twice a day: 1 US tablespoon DMSO in 1/4 cup water.
Every hour for 8 hours: 3 drops CD/MMS in separate 1/2 cup water.

Days 8–21
Once a day: 1 US tablespoon DMSO in 1/4 cup water.
Every hour for 8 hours: 3 drops CD/MMS in separate 1/2 cup water.

In my calculations for adults weighing 120–180 lbs, the 1st hour total DMSO dosage is approximately 1.6–2.4 g/kg, near the 2 g/kg initial dose that Dr. Walker notes in his book.

8 US tablespoons DMSO = 118.3 ml, × density 1.10 g/ml = 130.1 g
130.1 g ÷ 54.5 kg (120 lbs) = 2.4 g/kg
130.1 g ÷ 81.7 kg (180 lbs) = 1.6 g/kg

For adults weighing 120–180 lbs, the 1st day total DMSO dosage is approximately 4.2–6.3 g/kg. The previous section on toxicology mentions a study where monkeys drank 5 g/kg/day DMSO for a year.

21 US tablespoons DMSO = 310.5 ml, × density 1.10 g/ml = 341.6 g
341.6 g ÷ 54.5 kg (120 lbs) = 6.3 g/kg
341.6 g ÷ 81.7 kg (180 lbs) = 4.2 g/kg

Dosages & Concentrations

In the book "DMSO: Nature’s Healer" (Avery 1993), Dr. Morton Walker notes on page 37, "the therapeutic dosage is far below the toxic dose" and on page 42, "The usual oral dosage of DMSO is one to two teaspoons per day."

In the book "Healing with DMSO" (Ulysses 2020), Dr. Amandha Vollmer discusses adult oral and topical dosages of 0.25–6.0 US teaspoons/day pure DMSO (99+%), starting with a low dose. DMSO is usually diluted with purified water which allows deeper penetration when applied to skin. Concentrations: 20–50% topical for eyes (in saline), face, sensitive skin; 50% wounds, maximum for oral use; 70–80% topical for pain, muscle injury; 80% mixing with nutrients, soles of feet, tooth cavity; 99% physician use for pimple, scar tissue, small wound. Animal oral and topical use: up to 2 ml pure DMSO for every 10 lbs of body weight (equivalent to 0.5 g/kg/day), diluted to 20–50% concentration.

Application & Cautions

DMSO is a powerful solvent. Avoid contact with dyed and synthetic cloth, metal jewelry, nail polish, rubber gloves, silicone implants (proximity), tattoos, and these types of plastic: ABS, PET, polycarbonate, polystyrene, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). DMSO is non-reactive to glass, stainless steel, and these types of plastic: HDPE (2), LDPE (4), Nylon, PETE (1), PP (5), and PTFE. Store DMSO in a tightly sealed container protected from light. Warming solid DMSO above 65 °F (18 °C) will turn it liquid.

In her book Dr. Vollmer indicates the following:

Skin should be washed well with water and free of undesirable chemicals including dried soap residue, since DMSO can carry it into the bloodstream. DMSO can be applied with clean hands, undyed cotton, or natural bristle paint brush. Initially apply a small amount of 20% concentration as a patch test. Allow at least 20 minutes for DMSO to dry before contact with clothing. Its effects on skin can last up to three hours so immediately wash off exposure to anything potentially toxic.

Brief heat and redness will occur from topical use. If too strong, applying water may reduce the effect. Repeated topical use of high concentrations can cause temporary thickening of skin, swelling, dryness, peeling, and garlic-like body odor for a few days. Staying well hydrated is important since DMSO produces a significant diuretic effect. Some may experience symptoms from detoxification or pathogenic die-off. Stop use immediately if severe allergic reaction. It is prudent to avoid DMSO while pregnant, breastfeeding, or in combination with pharmaceutical medications for which safety has not been established.

My Experience

In May 2022 to familiarize myself with DMSO, for two weeks I took an oral dosage of 1 US teaspoon/day pure DMSO added to water. I experienced no adverse effects, nor any garlic-like odor on breath or skin.

In June 2022 I repeatedly applied drops of 20% iodine together with drops of pure DMSO to my skin where I had a small sebaceous cyst, which gradually disappeared without need for excision.

In October 2022 I experienced significant pain in my hands at night (working hand syndrome) after replacing the roof on my house. I used a concentration of 50% DMSO applied topically for pain relief so that I could sleep better.

If cost is a concern, veterinary DMSO (99% pure) liquid sold for animal use may be considerably less expensive.

Hydrogen Peroxide

A brief history of hydrogen peroxide in medical use:

Excerpt from Richard Z. Cheng, MD, PhD. Hospital Study Shows that Covid-19 Can be Prevented with Hydrogen Peroxide. Orthomolecular Medicine News Service 2022.

Hydrogen peroxide is a well-known antiseptic, used extensively in dentistry and to disinfect surfaces and instruments. But many are unaware that hydrogen peroxide is a natural molecule that exists everywhere in the body, including in the immune/defensive cells that have very important biological functions to protect the body from disease.

Hydrogen peroxide was discovered over 200 years ago in 1818, and in 1856 it was found to be present in the human body. In 1888, hydrogen peroxide was reported for the first time to be effective for treating numerous diseases, including scarlet fever, diphtheria, nasal catarrh, acute coryza (rhinitis), whooping cough, asthma, hay fever and tonsillitis. It was also used as an oral and nasal antiseptic in the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic.

In the 1960s, hydrogen peroxide was found to have a protective effect on myocardial ischemia. Intravenous infusion of hydrogen peroxide has been studied and promoted for the treatment of various diseases including cancer, skin diseases, polio and bacteria-related mental illness, even in pain relief.

In the article, Dr. Cheng describes a study published in the Journal of Hospital Infection. Dr. Albert Amoah, Dr. Seth Ayettey, and their team reported that from April through December 2021 at two hospitals in Ghana, 4000+ inpatients and 146 healthcare workers used hydrogen peroxide 1–2 times daily. For nasal rinsing, they used 2–3 large drops per each nostril with a 0.5% concentration. For mouthwashing and gargling, they used a 1% concentration for one minute. None of the study participants developed COVID-19 infection while using hydrogen perxoide for prevention, except for one worker who had discontinued regular use. Other studies found similar results.

A compressor and nebulizer are designed to convert liquid into aerosol breathed in through a mouthpiece or mask. Dr. Cheng has included nebulization of hydrogen peroxide in his COVID-19 regimen for patients. He published the following from Dr. Thomas E. Levy:

Excerpt from Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD. Hydrogen Peroxide, a potent anti-viral agent. 2020.

There are few molecules in the body, if any, that are singularly more important for optimal health than hydrogen peroxide (HP). It is essential for the ongoing defense against pathogens while also playing a pivotal role in the regulation of normal metabolism. HP is present throughout the body, continually generated both inside and outside of all cells (Boveris and Chance, 1973; Bao et al., 2009; Rice, 2011). HP is literally a naturally-generated antibiotic "designed by nature" to give the body its best chance at preventing an infection or at resolving an infection once contracted. It is also intimately involved in vital messaging and signaling functions between different cells as well as inside the cells themselves in order to sustain normal metabolic function. Furthermore, HP is present in the body in significant amounts, with some data indicating that as much as 5% of oxygen intake is utilized in the generation of HP (Arnaiz et al., 1999). An extremely simple molecule, HP presents no toxicity to the body except when arbitrarily administered in very high doses and concentrations, conditions that can literally make any substance toxic.

Dr. Levy also wrote this related article:

Excerpt from Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD. Curing Viruses with Hydrogen Peroxide: Can a simple therapy stop the pandemic? Orthomolecular Medicine News Service 2020.

Regular off-the shelf 3% HP can be utilized. Preparations of greater pharmacological purity can be obtained if desired (food grade). Food grade HP typically comes in concentrations greater than 3% and must be appropriately diluted. HP in a concentration greater than 3% should never be nebulized.

For most adults, the 3% concentration can be utilized in the nebulization chamber undiluted. This optimizes the degree and rapidity of the antiviral and anti-pathogen effect. However, don’t be reluctant to dilute the 3% solution if not easily tolerated. Note that the first few partial inhalations might not be well-tolerated, but these initial inhalations effectively "coat" the mucous membranes with the HP mist, and subsequent inhalations are not only well-tolerated but relaxing. However, never continue inhaling any agent that makes breathing more difficult.

In a September 2020 interview, Dr. David Brownstein describes how for decades his patients have successfully used nebulization of hydrogen peroxide and iodine in recovery from respiratory infections, including the recent COVID-19 virus. While discussing formulations, Dr. Joseph Mercola suggests to dilute hydrogen peroxide with "normal saline so that you don’t have an osmotic differential and cause damage to the cells in the lungs when you’re nebulizing this if it was a distilled water preparation." In March 2021 I emailed Dr. Levy with a question about this and he replied, "Normal saline is fine, but I don’t think damage is being done with water dilution."

Dr. Levy published a free e-book Rapid Virus Recovery (MedFox 2021) about hydrogen peroxide and other therapies. In an April 2021 interview by Dr. Joseph Mercola, Dr. Levy mentions that swallowing pathogens may impact health of gut and patients with chronic irritable bowel syndrome have been helped by nebulization of hydrogen peroxide. Both physicians personally use this therapy at onset of respiratory symptoms to stay healthy.

In a 2021 article, Dr. Levy reports that nebulization longer than 15 minutes can offer additional benefit and 3% hydrogen peroxide is optimal in most cases. He describes successful use in Colombia by 20 people with viral infection, most significantly ill and some with severe respiratory difficulty. They nebulized pharmacy over-the-counter 3% hydrogen peroxide for 30 minutes, 3 times/day for the first two days and all felt much better. For the next three days, they continued nebulization with 1.5–3% hydrogen peroxide and afterward all had recovered.

My Experience

In spring 2020 I read about a variety of models and determined that the "PARI Vios LC Plus" had a reputation for reliability, efficiency, moderate noise level, and customer support with 5 year warranty. I purchased this model (PP310F83LCPLUS) from with 30 day return policy and no prescription required. I bought extra "PARI LC Plus reusable nebulizer cup with wingtip tubing" from The compressor and nebulizers work quite well.

In January 2021 I nebulized 3% hydrogen peroxide short term at onset of flu symptoms which quickly resolved. I breathed in deeply through the mouthpiece and slowly exhaled through my nose to use my entire airway. At separate times I also nebulized 9–18 mg iodine from 1–2 vertical drops of a homemade solution, added to 0.5–1.0 US teaspoon sterile purified water. I experienced no adverse effects.

I find 1% hydrogen peroxide to be an effective mouthwash. An alternative that I also use regularly is chlorine dioxide solution diluted to 120 ppm concentration.

Ionic Nanoparticle Silver (Nanosilver)

I read physicians mention ionic nanoparticle silver for short-term use during viral infection, up to 6 US teaspoons/day nebulized or swallowed. They indicated this may also be beneficial when applied topically against wound infection, or taken internally during other types of infection.

Ionic nanoparticle silver should not be confused with colloidal silver, which is a different form considered outdated and far less effective due to its much larger particles. Ionic nanoparticle silver does not cause argyria, a discoloration of skin known to occur from excessive use of colloidal silver.

Studies on ionic nanoparticle silver have found antimicrobial properties:

Excerpt from Herbert Slavin, MD. Ionic Silver – The Powerful Defense Against Viruses And Other Microbes. Health Freedom News 2006;24(3):22–29.

In Europe, ionic silver is recognized as an accepted treatment for viral conditions. Walk into a pharmacy in Europe and tell them you’ve been diagnosed with a cold or flu — which is viral in nature — and they will look in their desk reference and find a number of silver-ion compounds or complexes listed as remedies to sell you. It seems the United States is finally catching on. A study at the University of Arizona recently showed ionic silver to be effective against the coronavirus that researchers use as the surrogate for SARS. A study out of the University of Texas reportedly suggested ionic silver may be effective against HIV-1, and researchers expect it may be shown effective against other viruses and bacteria as well. "We’re testing against other viruses and the ’super bug (Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus),’ said Miguel Jose Yacaman, from University of Texas, Department of Engineering and one of the study’s authors. “Our preliminary results indicate that silver nanoparticles can effectively attack other micro-organisms."

Excerpt from S Galdiero, A Falanga, et al. Silver nanoparticles as potential antiviral agents. Molecules 2011;16(10):8894–8918.

Metal nanoparticles, especially the ones produced with silver or gold, have proven to exhibit virucidal activity against a broad-spectrum of viruses, and surely to reduce viral infectivity of cultured cells. In most cases, a direct interaction between the nanoparticle and the virus surface proteins could be demonstrated or hypothesized.

Excerpt from Xiaonan Lv, Peng Wang, et al. Inhibitory effect of silver nanomaterials on transmissible virus-induced host cell infections. Biomaterials 2014;35(13):1–9.

The antiviral use of metal nanomaterials had been developed by interfering with viral infection during attachment and entry. A direct interaction between the nanomaterials and the virus surface proteins could be demonstrated as the antiviral mechanism of silver nanomaterials. Our findings shed new light on the potential antiviral activity of silver nanomaterials against coronaviruses and provide new insights into the mechanisms by which silver nanomaterials inhibit cell apoptosis induced by TGEV infection.

Dr. Carolyn Dean provided two free reports about ionic nanoparticle silver, which her product "Pico Silver" contains.

Excerpts from Carolyn Dean, MD, ND. Pico Silver: Clearing Up the Controversy. 2018.

"People who take colloidal silver or silver ions are doing so to support their immune system so, it’s great news to learn that silver ions kill virus, bacteria, and fungal organisms. One research team studied silver ions and found that many types of bacteria, viruses, and fungi succumb, including the microbes that cause strep throat, pneumonia, diphtheria, gonorrhea, herpes, the flu, bronchitis, tuberculosis, and inflammatory conditions of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat."

1. Colds, sore throat, flus: You can take up to 1 tsp every 2 hours while awake for a total of 6 tsp. You can swish and swallow straight Pico Silver or put in 2 ounces of water and swish, gargle and swallow.
2. Cough, Pneumonia: One teaspoon in a nebulizer and inhale for 10 minutes; repeat several times per day."

Excerpts from Jim Mackay. A Feasibility Study of Silver Dihydrogen Citrate For Use as a Nutritional Supplement. 2007.

"Nanosilver is about 40 times more effective than colloidal silver compounds."

"Nanosilver has a very high therapeutic value because there is no known LD50 for nanosilver, and there is only one known deleterious side effect — argyria — and the only known side effect does not apply to nanosilver speciation, but only to colloidal silver compounds, especially silver salts. The effective dose, on the other hand, is very low when compared to a strictly theoretical lethal dose."

"Nano/picoscalar silver was tested against silver sulfadiazine and found to be 10-100 times more lethal against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative pathogens. Its efficacy was largely due to its surface area coverage, which was estimated to approach six square kilometers per cubic centimeter of product."

"Metal chelators (such as nanosilver) have been shown to form metal-linked dimers (two molecules linked together). By chelation (which is a process similar to the way in which silver is absorbed out of the soil by plants) to the proteins and glycoproteins, nanosilver intervenes in the virus’ life cycle, interrupting the ability of the virus to replicate."

"The most effective administration of the nanosilver into the body in the specific case of SARS (an URTI disease) would be to nebulize, or atomize, or vaporize, the SDC through a mechanical device, whereby the patient could breathe the nanosilver directly into the lungs. The sub-micron particles would then penetrate the viral envelope."

My Experience

In spring 2020 I purchased "Silver Doc Silver Hydrosol by Research Labs 32 oz" which was competitively priced, made in a certified Utah lab, and had an established reputable history. One US teaspoon of this 0.8 nanometer (0.008 micron) 20 ppm ionic nanoparticle silver solution contains 0.1 mg of elemental silver. Plain drinking water can contain up to 0.1 mg of elemental silver per liter and be within U.S. EPA safety guidelines.

In June 2022 after an insect flew into my left eye, the next day the inside corner of the eye began to sting, water, and discharge mucus. For these symptoms of a blocked tear duct and potential infection, I repeatedly applied drops of ionic nanoparticle silver 20 ppm and chlorine dioxide solution (CDS) diluted to 300 ppm. There was immediate pain relief and the condition quickly resolved.

N-acetylcysteine (NAC)

I read that N-acetylcysteine (NAC) has long been used for a wide variety of purposes and is considered likely safe for most adults. In May 2020 Dr. Roger Seheult describes in an interesting video, "there is compelling research that NAC may also reduce the severity of viral infections like influenza, and perhaps reduce the risk of blood clots (thromboembolism) as well." He mentions this study:

Excerpt from S De Flora, C Grassi, L Carati. Attenuation of influenza-like symptomatology and improvement of cell-mediated immunity with long-term N-acetylcysteine treatment. European Respiratory Journal 1997;10(7):1535–1541.

NAC treatment was well tolerated and resulted in a significant decrease in the frequency of influenza-like episodes, severity, and length of time confined to bed. Both local and systemic symptoms were sharply and significantly reduced in the NAC group.

In 2020 related studies were done. Reports describe evidence of how NAC may benefit against viral infection.

Excerpt from Zhongcheng Shi, MD., Carlos A. Puyo, MD. N-Acetylcysteine to Combat COVID-19: An Evidence Review. Ther Clin Risk Manag 2020;16:1047–1055.

To protect those who have not contracted SARS-Cov-2, oral NAC (600 mg, bid) could be an effective and economical measurement to modulate their immune systems against potential infection. Once onset symptoms appear, such as fever or dry cough, oral NAC (1200 mg, bid) could be taken to alleviate symptoms and accelerate recovery from virus infection.

For relatively severe patients without airway obstructions, an inhalable formula of NAC can be used with a nebulizer. Patients with allergies or asthma should take antihistamine before or during NAC inhalation, to prevent adverse reactions. Self-treatment with oral or inhalable NAC could help many SARS-Cov-2 infected patients safely recover at home.

Powder Measurements

To measure N-acetylcysteine (NAC) powder, I used a set of high-quality US measuring spoons. The powder was packed into the spoon and leveled off. I observed the following approximate measurements on my Weighmax CT20 milligram scale.

(Packed Leveled)
(NAC) Powder
1/8 US teaspoon 600 mg
1/4 US teaspoon 1200 mg
1/2 US teaspoon 2400 mg


Quercetin is a flavonoid found in fruits and vegetables, with antioxidant properties that can protect cells from free radical damage. Dr. Thomas E. Levy mentions quercetin in a 2021 article about virus treatment options. Studies indicate that quercetin has antiviral capability, which may be enhanced with the use of oral vitamin C to help the body recycle oxidized quercetin.

Excerpt from R.M.L. Colunga Biancatelli, Max Berrill, et al. Quercetin and Vitamin C: An Experimental, Synergistic Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of SARS-CoV-2 Related Disease (COVID-19). Frontiers in Immunology 2020;11:1451.

Quercetin displays a broad range of antiviral properties which can interfere at multiple steps of pathogen virulence — virus entry, virus replication, protein assembly — and that these therapeutic effects can be augmented by the co-administration of vitamin C. Furthermore, due to their lack of severe side effects and low-costs, we strongly suggest the combined administration of these two compounds for both the prophylaxis and the early treatment of respiratory tract infections, especially including COVID-19 patients.

I read that a typical long-term prophylactic oral dosage considered likely safe for healthy adults is 500–1000 mg/day quercetin. In his August 21, 2021 newsletter, Dr. Michael Murray suggests 3000 mg/day quercetin in divided doses for at least 10 days during active respiratory infection symptoms, followed by a maintenance dosage of 250 mg twice daily. He notes, "[This] high dosage may not be necessary. But my dosage calculations are based upon likely tissue concentrations needed to exert the strongest antiviral effects. And given the safety of quercetin, there is no harm at this level."

Powder Measurements

To measure quercetin dihydrate pure powder, I used a set of high-quality US measuring spoons. The powder was packed into the spoon and leveled off. I observed the following approximate measurements on my Weighmax CT20 milligram scale.

(Packed Leveled)
Quercetin Dihydrate
Pure Powder
1/8 US teaspoon 250 mg
1/4 US teaspoon 500 mg
1/2 US teaspoon 1000 mg
1 US teaspoon 2000 mg
1/2 US tablespoon 3000 mg

Parasite Cleanse

The two main types of intestinal parasites are protozoa (microscopic single-cell) and helminths/worms (larger multi-cell). It is estimated that 3.5 billion people have intestinal parasites and 24% of the world’s population is infected with soil-transmitted worms. Many do not display symptoms. Testing may fail to detect worm infections, which untreated can cause significant morbidity and mortality. Treatment with prescription anthelmintic medications in the U.S. can cost thousands of dollars and have side effects.

Natural "100% Pure Gum Spirits" of Turpentine

This essential oil distilled from tree resin has a long history of medicinal use. In Merck’s 1899 Manual of well-established medications used by American physicians, listed for treatment of tapeworm is an oral dose of 1–2 drams (0.75–1.5 US teaspoons) turpentine.

Excerpt from Vincent J. Cirillo, PhD. Oil of Turpentine: Sheet Anchor of 19th-Century Therapeutics (p. 11). Medical Historical Society of NJ 2021.

Because of its detergent and cathartic actions, oil of turpentine, administered orally for small-intestine parasites, or as enemas for large-intestine parasites, was widely considered one of the most reliable anthelmintics known, especially against cestodes (tapeworms).

In historical reports I read that some physicians used much larger single doses (with risk of toxicity). However, other physicians found smaller dosages (e.g. 0.75 US teaspoon/day for each 100 lbs body weight) taken for 1–2 weeks to be more effective for tapeworm.

In modern times many people ignore the basic practice of deworming, whereas previous generations made it a regular part of their lives. As a precaution against potential infection, I took an oral dose of 0.5 US teaspoon natural "100% pure gum spirits" of turpentine twice a day for two weeks. I mixed it with water and experienced no adverse effects. As a male with body weight of 180 lbs (81.7 kg), each 0.5 US teaspoon dose was approximately 5% TDLo and 1% LDLo as described below.

Natural "100% pure gum spirits" of turpentine
Acute oral toxicity (RTECS 2001) 120–180 lbs (54.5–81.7 kg) adult
TDLo lowest published toxic dose (human female adult) 560 mg/kg 35–53 ml 7–11 US teaspoons
LDLo lowest published lethal dose (human male adult) 2460 mg/kg 156–234 ml 32–47 US teaspoons
LD50 median lethal dose (rat) 5760 mg/kg 365–547 ml 74–111 US teaspoons

Calculation example: TDLo 560 mg/kg = 0.56 g/kg, ÷ density 0.86 g/ml = 0.65 ml/kg, × body weight 81.7 kg = 53.1 ml, ÷ 4.93 ml/US teaspoon = 10.8, round to 11 US teaspoons

IMPORTANT: I was very careful to purchase only natural turpentine labeled "100% pure gum spirits" from a reputable seller (e.g. or Other turpentine products without that specific label (all four words) contain synthetic chemicals, some extremely toxic that damage liver.

Castor Oil, Vitamin C, Coffee Enema

In historical reports I read that castor oil was commonly used as a laxative to expel intestinal parasite die-off from natural turpentine. A typical adult oral dose is 1–2 US tablespoons castor oil, taken on an empty stomach along with drinking liquid.

In the book "Curing the Incurable: Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins" (4th ed., p. 168. MedFox 2011), Dr. Thomas E. Levy remarks, "Vitamin C has demonstrated the ability to neutralize a wide variety of toxic substances, many of which are completely unrelated chemically." High-dose oral vitamin C may alleviate flu-like symptoms from toxins released by parasite die-off. It can also serve as a laxative when taken in amounts close to bowel tolerance.

Dr. Max Gerson and others have found coffee enemas beneficial for removing toxins. There are also critics. Personally I experience no adverse effects from occasional use.

Excerpts from Nicole Baylac, ND. Biological Basis for Coffee Enemas. Hawaii Naturopathic Retreat 2012.

A lecture by Gar Hildenbrand, Excerpted from “How the Gerson Therapy Heals,” 1990.

"The coffee enema is capable of removing circulating toxins and partial metabolites for one specific reason, and that is that the coffee enema not only dilates bile ducts — which Gerson knew — we now know, from the work of Wattenberg, Sparnins, and Lam at the University of Minnesota, Department of Pathology, Minneapolis, that coffee stimulates an enzyme system in the liver, glutathione-S-transferase, that is capable of removing a vast variety of electrophiles from the bloodstream. Electrophiles are referred to in popular literature as free radicals."

"The coffee enema stimulates the glutathione-S-transferase system by 700%. During the time that the coffee enema is being held in the gut, all the blood in the body passes through the liver at least five times. Every three minutes, all the blood in your body passes through your liver. In addition to stimulating the enzyme system, the theobromine, theophylline, and the caffeine in coffee all have physiological effects. Among these are the dilation of blood vessels and bile ducts, the relaxation of smooth muscles, and the increase of bile flow. The palmitates, compounds in the coffee that actually stimulate glutathione-S-transferase, also cause increased bile flow."

"Also, the net effect of the coffee enema is to cause a flushing of toxic bile, or bile that has been loaded with toxins by the glutathione-S-transferase system, out of the intestines."

Dr. Patrick Vickers at Gerson Clinic explains in a video how they prepare coffee for enemas. Here are my notes:

Choose light to medium roast organic coffee (air roasted if available). It must be organic. Add 3 US tablespoons ground coffee to 4 US cups purified water. Beginners are advised to use half that amount of coffee and water. Boil for 5 minutes with lid off. Simmer for 15 minutes with lid on. Allow the coffee to cool to body temperature. Do not use hot coffee which can burn internally. Strain the coffee with a cheese cloth to allow beneficial palmitates into the final product. Do not use a paper filter.

For inserting liquid, I find it convenient to use a 500–1000 ml squeeze bottle with angled tip. Lay on right side and hold the liquid internally for 12–15 minutes, then sit on toilet and release liquid. Afterward drink sufficient liquid and consume electrolytes. Clean bottle in hot soapy water, then hydrogen peroxide or boil.

Kalcker Protocol P

I read that chlorine dioxide taken orally is effective for protozoa (including those that cause malaria), but not for worms. Physicians have found that chlorine dioxide in therapeutic dosage is nontoxic and have used it with millions of patients.

Andreas Kalcker and Miriam Carrasco Maceda developed a parasite protocol for use when conventional treatments fail. It is effective for roundworms, but less so for tapeworms. The protocol is published as a 78-page chapter of Kerri Rivera’s book "Healing the Symptoms Known as Autism" (2nd ed., 2014). This is Protocol P on Kalcker’s website and in a 14-page section of his book "Forbidden Health: Incurable Was Yesterday" (Voedia 2018).

The protocol includes enemas to cleanse the large intestine of parasite die-off, mucus biofilm, and eggs. Added to 2 liters water is chlorine dioxide, 10–20 drops CD/MMS or 10–20 ml CDS. More can be added if tolerated.

Cancer Protocol

Chlorine Dioxide | DMSO | Diet & Supplements | Additional Therapies | Weekend Options | Further Reading

Surveys have found that 3 out of 4 physicians would refuse toxic chemotherapy for themselves. For 25 years Dr. Hardin B. Jones, professor of physiology and medical physics at UC Berkeley, studied life expectancy of cancer patients.

Excerpt from Farrah Agustin-Bunch, MD. 75% of Doctors in the World Refuse Chemotherapy. 2021.

After his long period of study, Dr. Jones concluded that despite popular belief, chemotherapy doesn’t work at all! He noticed that after reviewing different kinds of cancer cases, those who had chemotherapy died faster than those who didn’t. In fact, "People who refused treatment lived for an average of 12 ½ years (more)," said Dr. Jones whose findings were published in the journal "Transactions of the New York Academy of Sciences". "Those who accepted other kinds of treatment lived an average of only 3 years," he added.

Walter Last’s article "Cancer Surgery and Mortality" discusses similar findings from Dr. Ernst H. Krokowski and other physicians.

For cancer, the following is what I personally would do and not medical advice. In terms of priority if limited budget: (1) chlorine dioxide; (2) iodine and boron from homemade solutions; (3) DMSO; (4) other supplements; and (5) weekend options. I would also do a parasite cleanse.

Chlorine Dioxide

Each day drink diluted chlorine dioxide (CD/MMS) in a tightly sealed glass bottle (no metal) every 30 minutes during all waking hours. If wake during sleep, drink more. Follow this CD/MMS protocol but more rapidly increase to maximum dosages tolerable for drinking and enema. For cancer of large intestine or prostate, also do a chlorine dioxide enema at least once per day.


In general, antioxidants (including vitamin C, coffee, and tea) consumed within two hours will interfere with the effects of chlorine dioxide and should be avoided, per Andreas Kalcker and Jim Humble. One important exception is DMSO which can increase effectiveness of chlorine dioxide against cancer. Add 3–5 US tablespoons (1 g/kg/day) pure DMSO to purified water in another glass bottle separate from chlorine dioxide, and consume both at the same time throughout the day. Never use DMSO in enemas.

Diet & Supplements

Do alternate-day fasting. On fasting days, consume no calories. Fast longer than one day when tolerable. On eating days, limit calorie intake to minimum needed. Review list of foods. Focus on non-starchy vegetables and healthy fats (especially flaxseed), with limited complex carbohydrates and fruit to avoid spikes in blood sugar which can feed cancer growth. Avoid animal proteins which can promote cancer from excess release of IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor 1) by the liver. Review list of supplements and limit antioxidants. With meals take 150 mg/day iodine and 20 mg/day boron, both as inexpensive homemade solutions.

If possible, grow wheatgrass and consume the juice. It is exceptionally high in vitamin B17 (amygdalin) which can be effective against cancer.

Additional Therapies

For cancer of breast or prostate, apply iodine and DMSO topically to that area at least once per day.

For cancer of large intestine or prostate, do an enema with iodine in purified water at least once per day.

For lung cancer, frequently nebulize the following. Allow two hours between each of the three different options and do not combine.

For skin cancer, frequently apply the following. Use cotton gauze as a patch to soak the skin. Allow two hours between each of the three different options and do not combine. Wash skin before applying a different option.

Weekend Options

Optional: Two days per week, suspend use of chlorine dioxide and instead do the following.

Do a coffee enema one or more times per day.

If healthy kidney function, consider packed leveled 2–3 US teaspoons/day sodium bicarbonate added to water and drank in divided doses, at least two hours after meals. On my Weighmax CT20 milligram scale, a packed leveled 1 US teaspoon sodium bicarbonate weighed approximately 6.5 g. The following study on sodium bicarbonate for cancer used models that calculate the highest safe oral dosage for chronic usage in humans is 0.5 g/kg/day sodium bicarbonate.

Excerpt from IF Robey, AM Lopez, DJ Roe. Safety and Tolerability of Long-Term Sodium Bicarbonate Consumption in Cancer Care. J Integr Oncol 2015;4(1):1000128.

Invasive cancer develops from solid tumors cycling through multiple stages of somatic evolution. Heritable changes are driven by the hostile microenvironment [1]. Low extracellular pH or acidity (pH 6.5-6.7) is a major hallmark of the hostile tumor microenvironment, and a driver of metastatic potential in solid tumors such as breast and prostate [2-4]. Several studies in mouse models for cancer have demonstrated that tumor acidity can be raised or buffered to physiological pH (7.2) through oral administration of a buffering agent [5-7]. The effect of systemic buffering has been shown to reduce tumor aggression in these animal models, by preventing the spread of metastases [7,8], improving disease-free survival [7,8], inhibiting pH-sensitive invasion enzymes [7,9,10], reducing the number of circulating tumor cells [9], and reducing tumor macroautophagy [11]. In most of these animal studies the buffer treatment was sodium bicarbonate.

Drink the following mixed with purified water in a tightly sealed glass bottle, every 30 minutes during all waking hours. Consider using higher dosages than mentioned below when monitored for toxicity.

Vitamin C can be significantly more effective for cancer when combined with alpha-lipoic acid (along with other antioxidants above).

Excerpt from Steve Hickey, PhD., Hilary Roberts, PhD. The Cancer Breakthrough: A Nutritional Approach for Doctors and Patients (1st ed., p. 69). Lulu 2007.

In combination, high concentrations of vitamin C and alpha-lipoic acid are more than five times as powerful as vitamin C alone. When combined, they cause greater cancer cell death than if taken separately. This feature is described as synergy: the combination is greater than the sum of the individual effects. Importantly, combination does not seem to increase toxicity.

Include the above lower-cost options first. Then do the following if budget permits:

Further Reading

Consider other therapies concisely described in "The Cancer Cure Catalog: Global Guide to Affordable Treatments That Heal (Volumes 1 to 4)" by Jennifer Shipp and Lydian Shipp, 500 pages, Breadcrumb Trail 2018. Volume 1 (nutrition) is free at Alive-N-Healthy. Volume 2 (supplements, herbs) includes vitamin B17 / amygdalin / laetrile, pancreatic enzymes, and Nerium Oleander extract which each have reported high success rates. Volume 3 covers pH, ATP, oxygen, and IV therapies. Volume 4 includes heat, energy, vibrational, immunotherapy, DMSO, and insulin potentiation.

Skin Care

In the past from extensive sun exposure, I experienced noticeable hyperpigmentation on my face. Then I adopted the following approach and my skin looks much healthier.

For daily use I apply niacinamide and vitamin C, separately since they are best absorbed at different pH levels. I use fingers to spread these on my face with head tilted back and am careful to avoid my eyes. I store these in Aozita 2 oz (60 ml) glass dropper bottles in the refridgerator and shake before use. I use up the vitamin C solution before it eventually turns yellow-brown from oxidation.

20% Niacinamide Solution

Niacinamide (vitamin B3) in topical use can help fade pigmentation, prevent UV damage and skin cancer, reduce inflammation and redness, reduce skin sallowness (yellowing), reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reduce pore size and improve skin texture, regulate oil production to clear acne and reduce dryness, and strengthen the skin barrier.

I apply and leave on a small amount of a homemade solution of niacinamide ( vitamin B3 niacinamide powder 500 grams 1.1 lb) dissolved in purified water in a 2 oz dropper bottle. A packed leveled 2.75 US teaspoons powder (11.0 g) in 3 US tablespoons water (44.4 g) = 19.9% weight/weight.

20% Vitamin C Solution

Studies found that topical vitamin C can brighten skin, fade dark spots, maintain skin barrier, reduce free-radical damage from sunlight, reduce inflammation, and regenerate vitamin E in skin.

I apply and leave on a small amount of a homemade solution of vitamin C (ascorbic acid powder) dissolved in purified water in a 2 oz dropper bottle. A packed leveled 2 US teaspoons powder (11.0 g) in 3 US tablespoons water (44.4 g) = 19.9% weight/weight.

Afterward I sometimes spread drops of DMSO (50% concentration) on my face to increase skin penetration of the vitamin C.

3% Salicylic Acid in Grapeseed Oil

Salicylic acid has anti-inflammatory properties and can exfoliate skin to keep pores clear and reduce acne. Studies indicate that salicylic acid has a photoprotective effect and does not increase sensitivity to sunlight.

Grapeseed oil benefits include anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, proanthocyanidin to even out skin tone, and a synergistic effect with vitamin C and E to protect skin from UV damage.

I apply and leave on a small amount of a homemade solution of salicylic acid ( seller "flea-market-store" salicylic acid powder) dissolved in grapeseed oil in a glass jar with lid. A packed leveled 1/4 US teaspoon powder (1.25 g) in 3 US tablespoons oil (42 g) = 2.9% weight/weight.

To make this, I heat two inches of water in a cooking pot until boiling and then turn off the heat. I remove my bottle of grapeseed oil stored in the refridgerator and add oil to the glass jar, along with salicylic acid powder. I place the glass jar into the cooking pot of hot water and stir until the powder is dissolved in the oil.

37% Glycolic Acid Solution for Chemical Peel

Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) commonly used in skin care. This has potential to damage skin if used incorrectly, and may temporarily increase need for sun protection due to greater skin sensitivity to sunlight. I found two publications with helpful information about different types of chemical peels and safety precautions.

Excerpts from Teo Soleymani, MD., Julien Lanoue, MD., Zakia Rahman, MD. A Practical Approach to Chemical Peels. Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology 2018;11(8):21–28.

"The most popular and time-tested superficial peeling agent is glycolic acid, an AHA derived from sugar cane. It is the smallest and simplest AHA in terms of chemical structure, and is also a highly hydrophilic molecule with the greatest bioavailability of all the AHAs. When properly used, superficial exfoliation with glycolic acid at concentrations of 30 to 50% has demonstrated excellent clinical efficacy in the treatment of superficial hyperpigmentation, mild-to-moderate chrono- and photoaging, and fine rhytides. Glycolic acid is often considered the first-line choice of chemical peeling agents for treatment of melasma."

Occasionally I do a superficial chemical peel with a small amount of a homemade solution of glycolic acid ( glycolic acid powder 99.5% crystal) dissolved in purified water in a 2 oz dropper bottle. A packed leveled 4 US teaspoons powder (17.6 g) in 2 US tablespoons water (29.6 g) = 37% weight/weight.

Red Light Therapy

Red light therapy, also known as photobiomodulation, may reduce inflammatory processes and hyperpigmentation photodamage from sun exposure. By stimulating mitochondria in skin cells that absorb red light particles, energy is increased for cellular repair, allowing the skin to more quickly return to normal pigmentation levels.

In June 2021 I read a variety of related information, including two 2019 articles about Red Light Man high-powered light devices for home and professional use. I purchased their Red Light Device Mini and have been using it regularly with good results.


The following have various other uses when be applied topically, such as treatment of minor wound: boron, chlorine dioxide, DMSO, iodine, ionic nanoparticle silver, magnesium chloride, and vitamin E.


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