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Sarcoidosis Remission - Aden Protocol Official Resource Book
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To my mother and my father, who were there when it rained knives and axes, when my soul ached as bad as my spine. I will love you forever, Danielle

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Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. Chapter 2. Chapter 3. Chapter 4. Chapter 5. Chapter 6. Chapter 7. Chapter 8. Chapter 9. Chapter 10. Chapter 11. Chapter 12. Chapter 13. Chapter 15.

Introduction Most frequent questions answered Clinical trials Current efforts in clinical research Blood purity and the cleansing diet Reactive oxygen species (ROS) Your new best friend nol - Quercetin Skin lesions demystified Serrapeptase (the miracle enzyme) The wonders of Umcka Miracles that are not - Liquid Chlorophyll A well kept Chinese herb secret Addressing nutritional deficiencies Final thoughts

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Chapter 14. The Master Plan

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Chapter 1. Introduction

My fellow sarcoidosis sufferer, My name is Danielle May and I would like to congratulate you on getting a hold of this scarce eBook. Bear with me while I share this - I the details of my first kiss. I can't details of my first day of high remember the details of my prom blur memory of so many important life. can't remember remember the school. I can't night. I have a moments in my

But I have a vivid memory of every single thing about the day I was diagnosed with sarcoidosis.
I remember the color of the wall at the doctor's office. I remember his glasses. I remember thinking

how that particular model made him look a bit like Woody Allen. I remember the chair that I sat in while he was telling me about how little modern medicine actua Ily knows about the th ing they just fou nd in my spine and in my lungs. I probably remember all those things because this disease had already made such a detrimental impact on my life, before they even knew it was there.

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I remember the fatigue. I remember resting after walking a block. I remember the disgusted and pitiful look on people's faces when they see my face rash. I remember breathing as if someone pulled a nylon bag over my head. I remember it all so vividly. But I also remember making the decision not to give up or play it dumb and just take for granted that waiting for it to go away is all there is to it. I remember the boost that this decision brought me. A boost in will and in strength, too. And it is very true that luck follows the brave. It was only days after this that I met my friend Gwen from high school who told me about her brother's experience with this doctor in Akron - Dr Jani Hajjri. That made all the difference. I know what you feel, because I was there. But what you should feel right now is pride and relaxation. Pride because you refused to stay passive and took action in moments when many people choose the road of self-pity and wallow in their misery - the worst road you can take. I know because I walked down that road for a year and a half. Relaxation because you are finally in control. What you have is front of you is the tool that someone else with the exact same problem used to solve it. I will not hold back and I will share everything. So, relax.

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Actually, before you continue reading, take 30 seconds to take 10 deep breaths. I know you missed it, with the fear and the anxiety that follows the life of a sarcoidosis sufferer. Now that we are at ease and relaxed , let me tell exactly how to use this book, and precisely what you get. The basic principle When I walked into Dr Jani's office and sat in the big ocher mellow cha ir I was goi ng th roug h the worst time of my life. I was spending my days wondering why God hated me so much. And to be perfectly honest, few minutes into the session I didn't think that day would be any different. Especially, after Dr Jani's first sentence. He said: 'The first thing I need you to do is relax. I have spent 22 years working with the disease and designing a protocol that will address triggers rather then the symptoms.' That made me feel good, but still skeptical. Then he started talking about the gallbladder situation and sarcoidosis (we will get into details of this later) and I remember how it all sounded deceptively simple. When I look back, that proved to be the important conversation I will ever have. most

He explained the background of the protocol and the basics of the science behind it. He spent a lot of time explaining how it's not for everyone and how it's not
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easy to follow. He explained the challenges and the will power necessary. And let me tell you, he was right. I had my ups and downs and days when I wanted to quit. And it wasn't easy. But it worked, and that's all that matters.

How to use this book and what you get First of all, this book is not meant to simply tell you what I did, what I drank and what I ate to get the relief I so desperately needed. It is carefully designed to explain the science behind it, where is the problem and why are we tackling it in a way that we are and at last what happens in you body when you do thing A instead of thing B. But nevertheless, if you are not interested in the facts beh ind the protocol, you can always skip to the pages where you will find concrete step-by-step guidance on the protocol. Here you will find an exact plan on what I did, comprehensive, controlled and precise. I honestly recommend reading the whole book. The book is structured in a very 'clean' and easy to follow way. Apa rt from that, the information you get are very likely to change your life, so it shouldn't be a problem going through it very quickly. Getting all the info behind the treatment from Dr Jani, provided me with the motivation to follow the protocol to the letter.

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But, for those who have no interest in understa nd ing the condition and what is actually happening in your body, or the facts and research gets boring at any given time, you can simply skip to the later chapters of the book where all the facts previously analyzed are put together in a precise step by step program. One thing that it will most certainly do is give you the knowledge which will eliminate the need to ever go online again in search of information about your condition. It will simply answer each and every question that you have or might have about sarcoidosis. First of all, we will explain the very nature of the cond ition and what science knows about it so fa r the causes, symptoms and classic treatment. Here, we will build up with both mainstream research, every step of the way explaining how each research relates (or doesn't) to my treatment and Aden protocol. After this we will move onto what I believe is the most important part of this e-book. We will look into the alternative research. We will look into differences in the approach compared to the mainstream medicine. We will point out doctrines that can be dangerous and should be avoided at all cost. We will then get into what is the core of the Aden protocol, the little known facts that Dr Jani used to treat thousands of patient, getting results far superior to the modern medicine.

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Right away, I have to tell you that you are advised to inform and consu It you doctor on any cha nges you might decide to make in your diet and life regimen if you at any point decide to make them based on the information you get here. That's right, you are not advised to stop your current treatment, because the medications that the modern medicine offers will help your body deal with the heavy stress and invasive attacks of sarcoma. While this deals with the consequences, the Aden protocol deals with the causes. At this point, I would like to stress the importance of followi ng the reg imen to the letter. Especia Ily, the cleansing diet that will prevent the protein build-up which is why granuloma form (all explained in detail later). To be able to stress this enough I will compare this nutritiona I reg imen to a ketogen ic diet. As you now, to loose weig ht you shou Id eat less then what you expend. And if you are on a diet that is aimed on a balanced nutritional intake of all protein, carbohydrates and fat, it is not a disaster if you take a piece of chocolate as long as you stay in the calories deficit. Well, it's different with ketogenic diet (this is just an example, not the diet we will be using in the protocol). In ketogenic diet, you focus on getting all the carbohydrates out of your body so that the body becomes much more efficient in burning fat. Even the body's production of enzymes changes here. Long story short, if you take a piece of chocolate wh iIe on ketogen ic diet, it does not do the damage of the 100 kCal that you just ate, but
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actually slingshots you out of ketosis and back into spending carbs as a primary energy source. Why did I take time to get into this? Because, this is the same principle that you want to use when thinking about your custom cleansing diet as a way to chemically ballance your blood. You must look at any exceptions in the diet as triggers that will slingshot you out of the chemical balance that you want your body to be in. And don't worry, I will also share how I dealt with my craving and munchies (again Dr. Jani's advice). And I don't mean talking about the mindset and the psychological side of this. I will precisely tell you about the very substances that you shou Id ta ke to keep you feel ing fu II (one in pa rticu lar). Also, at the end of explaining the different doctrines of alternative medicine, we will also explain how this (or doesn't) relate to the Aden protocol. Fina Ily, we wi II be putti ng everyth ing together and designing a custom protocol that you will be easy to follow because it is straightforward and precise. And, while going through all the above I will use a language that will not confuse you and will be very simple and easy to understand. When I have to use a scientific or chemical term, I will also explain it in a plain simple language. Let me now take you on a jou rney that broug ht me back my hea Ith.

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Chapter 2. Most frequent questions answered What is sarcoidosis? Sarcoidosis (sarc = flesh, -oid = like, -osis = a process) is a disease caused by inflammation that can occur in almost any part of the body. It represents an unusual reaction of the body's immune system. What the body react to, is it a chemical, bacteria or simply hereditary factors is a mystery to modern medicine. But the reader of these lines will know better by the end of this book. We will reveal an amazing relationship that points us in the right direction when it comes to this and is the very core of Aden protocol. Sarcoidosis is the most common of the fibrotic disorders. lungs

The way it develops greatly differs from case to base basis. Some people get it and don't even realize it until it's gone. This is due to the fact that the mild symptoms of sarcoidosis that occur with this group of people are common and can often be mistaken for allergies, colds or headaches. In other people, symptoms and the course of the disease is more severe. In around 30 percent of the patients, sarcoidosis leaves some kind of permanent damage on the lungs. In 7-10 percent of people sarcoidosis becomes chronic.There is no way to tell the course of the disease in a particular patient, but as Dr Jani told me, dyspnea and skin lesions are a
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sign that the patient sarcoidosis.

has a case of more severe

People of all races and genders get sarcoidosis. But, it occurs more often in the black population, reaching a number of 40 per every 100.000 while the number amongst the white population is much smaller, around 5-10 per every 100.000 people. Also, the proba bi Iity of getti ng the more severe form of the disease is greater amongst the black population. It is most common in the Scandinavian countries, where it occurs in more than 60 people per every 100.000.Sarcoidosis almost never occurs after the age of 60. Is sarcoidosis a form of cancer? No. Is sarcoidosis contagious? No. Is sarcoidosis hereditary? There is no proof of this at the moment. What are the symptoms of sarcoidosis? Sarcoidosis most often affects the lungs, lymph nodes, liver, skin and the heart. It is very often that
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the symptoms do not indicate the part of the body affected, but are general and common to the condition. Very common general symptoms also include swollen tear glands. Symptoms of sarcoidosis that indicate the presence of the disease in an particular organ are: 1. coughing, dyspnea and/or chest pains (indicates the presence of sarcoidosis in the lungs) 2. red and/or watery eyes (indicates the presence of sarcoidosis in the eyes) 3. patches (red or purple) on the face, limbs or buttocks (indicates the presence of sarcoidosis in the skin)
4.

Erythema nodosum* presence of sarcoidosis spontaneously heals) *

on the legs (indicates the in the skin and usually

a type of skin inflammation that is located in a certain portion of the fatty layer of skin. It results in reddish, painful, tender lumps most commonly located in the front of the legs below the knees

5. Facial paralysis (indicates disease in the nervous system)

the presence

of the

How is sarcoidosis diagnosed? It is fair to say that modern medicine knows so little about sarcoidosis that the way it's diagnosed is
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simply by eliminating other diseases with features (berylliosis, tuberculosis, lymphoma).

similar

Here is an overview of the tests used to indicate the presence of sarcoidosis in the body: 1. Chest X-ray It is very likely that this is the first thing that your doctor will try if they suspect that you could have sarcoidosis. A picture is taken of the lungs and the heart. An indicator of sarcoidosis could be the swelling of the lymph glands between the lungs. 2. Blood tests Another very common way to go about the diagnosis are blood tests. What doctor looks here is an abnormal activity of the liver and increase in serum calcium level, since theses two often accompany sarcoidosis. Also, since sarcoidosis is an abnormal immune response, they can also look for abnormal levels of blood proteins that are involved in the immunological activity. Apart from the above, doctors look into the levels of a substance called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) because it was proven that cells affected by sarcoidosis produce high levels of ACE. ACE will be elevated in 50% to 80% of patients with active
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sarcoidosis. Concentrations of ACE tend fall with disease activity. If it is initially someone with sarcoidosis, ACE tests are regular intervals to monitor the course of and the effectiveness of treatment.

to rise and elevated in ordered at the disease

picture 1. microscope and x-ray view of granuloma

To prepare for this test you will need to restrict food and fluids for up to 12 hours before the test. People taking steroid therapy should talk to their health care providers, because steroids can decrease ACE levels. The downside of this the fact that high levels of ACE can occur in other conditions, too. The best way to differentiate between sarcoidosis and other conditions that might cause ACE to elevate is to order add itiona I tests: AFB Smear and Culture which is also known as TB culture and sensitivity. This test is designed to
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identify a mycobacterial diagnose tuberculosis (TB).

infection

and/or

to

Sputum culture, which is performed to detect and identify microorganisms that may be causing an infection of the lungs (pneumonia) or airways (bronchitis) . Normal values vary based on your age and the test method used. Typically, adults have ACE levels less than 40 micrograms/L. Calcium tests, also known as Total calcium or Ionized ca Iciumare tests desig ned to d iag nose a ra nge of conditions relating to the bones, heart, nerves, kidneys, and teeth. Blood calcium levels do not directly tell how much calcium is in the bones, but rather, how much calcium is circulating in the blood. When an abnormal total calcium result is obtained, it is viewed as an indicator or some kind of underlying problem. To help precisely determine the problem, additional tests must be done such as: ionized calcium, urine calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin D and parathyroid hormone (PTH). The balance between the substances is just as important as the concentration per se. 3. Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT) Many people, including myself, experience shortness of breath as one of the early signs of sarcoidosis.
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This is because the granulomas forming in the lungs and fibrosis can severely constrict them and make it impossible to breathe normally (picture 1). This is why one of the basic tests is the pulmonary function test. Simply said, the test is designed to measure how well the lungs are working. A common PFT uses a device called a spirometer. The patient breathes into a tube and the changes of the lung size during this is measured as well as the time that it takes for someone to fully clear the lungs out of air. 4. Biopsy of lung tissue specimen A biopsy is a medical test involving the removal of cells or tissue for examination. In a typical sarkie case, such as you or me, this basically means that they go in and obtain a tissue sample using a device called a bronchoscope. Then, the tissue is used to determine where the granuloma is formed in the body.

5. Slit-Lamp Examination A slit-lamp is a device that permits your doctor to perform a test of the inside of your eye, and determine any potential damage of the eye tissue by sarcoidosis.

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6. Bronchoalveolar Lavage In this test, doctors use a bronchoscope to wash out an amount of fluid out of your lungs and test it for fluids that may indicate inflammation and immune activity in the lungs. An indicator of inflammation is a high level of white blood cells. 7. Gallium Scanning A patient is injected with an element called gallium67, which is radioactive. The gallium then collects at places in the body that are affected by the inflammation. After a few days, your body is scanned for rad ioactivity. If a pa rt of the body shows increased uptake of the substance, this is where the inflammation is. However, this is one of the methods that is not exclusive to sarcoidosis since the same thing will happen if the inflammation is caused by something else. What are the sarcoidosis? standard methods of treating

The modern medicine regarding the treatment time now.

has been on a standstill of sarcoma for a long time

The main goal of the treatment is to relieve the symptoms and to keep the lungs and other affected
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organs working properly. Sarcoidosis is considered inactive once the patients is relieved of all symptoms, and that is what happened to me after just 3 and a half months of the Aden protocol. The symptoms just started to fade until they disappeared completely. The main course of treatment in classic medicine remains the use of corticosteroids, especially prednisone. It is the best modern medicine can do in the fight with inflammation and granuloma. Most of the people experience some relief within a couple of months of taking prednisone, but in other cases it takes up to a year to get there. The important thing is to "do your howework on prednisone" because as all corticosteroids it can have serious side effects. I will not be advising you on the dosage here, since it would be irresponsible of me to do this. The dosage is up to your doctor, but the important thing is to work with your doctor to come to a dosage that is the smallest and still does the job. As you get better, remember to consult your doctor on cutting back on prednisone. In my case, I cut the dosage back to one ha If of the in itia I with in 2 months of Aden protocol, but I was cutting back slowly as I got better and as Dr Jani advised. Never cut back the dosage on your own, without consulting you r physicia n. In some cases, sarcoidosis can heal spontaneously and not even require treatment. In more severe

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cases, corticosteroids are prescribed and the dosage depends on the severity of the symptoms. If the lungs are already scared, there is no treatment that can reverse this process. In the later parts of the book, I will show you how I used essential oils in the protocol to relieve the scaring and consequences. Apart from corticosteroids, the use of the drugs such as chloroquine, D-penicillamine, chlorambucil, azathioprine, methotrexate is tried but there are nor evidence that they actua Ily worked and no clinicaI trials are conducted on their side effects. I strongly advise you not to try any of these, since they might have severe side effects, especially in pregnant women. Cyclosporine, a drug that is used in organ transplants to suppress immune reactions, has been evaluated in one controlled trial. It was unsuccessful. What is towards? the mainstream research aimed

Researchers conti nue to look for new and better treatments for sarcoidosis. At the moment, official institutions report that the research is aimed at immune reactions and ways of controlling them, but this is basically what the doctors have been doing all along, with little or no results.

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Also, there are some efforts to address the sarcoidosis that affects the skin with antibiotics, but the results are inconclusive and getting involved with this kind of treatment could be dangerous. Why? Let me try and explain this as simple as possible, as Dr Jani explained it to me. The use of antibiotics to treat sarcoma was first brought forth following the described similarities between tuberculosis and sarcoidosis and research on granuloma pathogenesis. I will simplify the whole story anti biotics in sarcoma treatment. behind the use of

The main premise that the experts recommending the use of antibiotics in the treatment are talking about is the fact that there was proof that there are bacteria involved in the cond ition. These bacteria are called "cell wall deficient" and have been found in granuloma, that much is true. But one crucial question is the following: Are the bacteria the causative agent? Just because that doesn't is, no official of antibiotics bacteria are involved in your condition, mean that they are causing it. The fact clinical trials have shown that the use in the treatment is feasible.

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What are the main dangers of this? The thing is, when the inflammation caused by sarcoidosis attacks your body it can get very aggressive and if you don't help your body (corticosteroids) it can leave permanent damage and in most severe of the cases cause death. This inflammation is then "addressed" with corticosteroids and a substantial relief occurs. One basic fact that you should know about steroids is that they suppress your immune system (and thus its reaction). Now, the theory behind the use of the antibiotics is to try and make an environment in our body that will make it possible for our own immune system to kill the bacteria. So, to do this, we need to let go of the steroid treatment in order to awa ken the body's immune system. This is the critical point, since we are leaving our body without the necessary help of steroids to fight the inflammation on one side, and trying to enhance our immune system and thus, its reaction, on the other side. And remember, we are doing all this, to fight the bacteria, for which there is no proof that are the primary cause of the condition. Too many ifs, too great of a danger, too big of a sacrifice and too hard to do for benefits that are not proven. I am sayi ng too hard to do, since ma ny of the people that tried it reported back such heavy deterioration of symptoms that they had to go back on heavy dosage of corticosteroids and spent months amending the damage that was done. Other report,
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that after some relief at the beginning, cutting on antibiotics made them feel a lot worse.

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Another danger of these approach is the fact that it advocates taking antibiotics for long periods of time (years) which can result in serious side effects that ca n not be foreseen. The main danger is creating strains of bacteria that are resistant even to higher doses of antibiotics, stronger and can cause much more damage. Just think of it this way, what happens if bacteria inside you grow stronger and medicine-resistant and then you r cond ition deteriorates and you have to get back to steroids, and cut back on the antibiotics or stop taking them. There is a window of time here that can be very dangerous, so you are strongly advised to keep this in mind when making this sort of extreme decisions. One must also consider damage that long term impacts of antibiotic use can have on bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. An ARB (angiotensin II receptor blocker) medication, Olmesartan is one of the basics of the treatments of sarcoidosis by antibiotics. It has two roles. It selectively suppresses the immune system to reduce inflammatory symptoms and it activates the Vitamin D receptor. During these sort of treatments, you are supposed to stay on Olmesartan, and on doses that are several times higher then the recommended dosage used for the
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primary purpose of the medication (high blood pressure). Olmesartan is tested on humans in dosages that are two times lower then the ones recommended by these treatment protocols. There is no evidence of what might happen in the extended use of the drug. Also, having in mind its primary use, it can cause severe problems with blood pressure. The antibiotic Minocycline, that is primarily used in the treatment, can have a number of side effects especially when used over the long term. Many of these are similar to the rise in symptoms that patients are told to expect from bacteria I die back. So it is impossible to tell whether patients are experiencing bacteria die back or just a drug side effect. These treatments also advocate complete absence of sunlight and vitamin D. It might be true that sarkies need to cut back on vitamin D for a couple of reasons, and we'll get back to that later. But, complete absence of the vitamin will have inevitable effects on your hormonal balance and is not advised. Important fact: Not all sarcoidosis patients are hypersensitive to vitamin D and that is one of the most common misinterpreted facts regarding this disease. It is also one that can be very dangerous. Absence of vitamin D is associated with higher risk of cancer, rickets* and osteoporosis.

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*softening

of bones due to vitamin

D deficiency

Setting the record straight on Vitamin D once and for all Despite the name, vitamin D is not actually a vitamin. It is a hormone known as calcitrol. When you are exposed to UVB light it converts to Vitamin D and then sta rts it works on reg ulati ng the metabolism of minerals in the body. PrimarilyCalcium and Phosphorus. Again, not all sarkies are hypersensitive to vitamin

D.
How do you know if you are hypersensitive? A simple blood test and/or urine sample to measure the calcium levels are needed to sort that out. Your doctor needs to look into the following tests: 1. calcidiol [25-0H 2. calcitriol [1,25-0H 3. serum calcium 4. urine calcium What are general hypersensitivity? symptoms of vitamin D DJ DJ

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Nausea, thirst, declining failure and kidney stone. What about sunscreen?

general

health,

kidney

Despite the common belief, Several large, controlled studies have shown that vitamin D deficiency does not result from ongoing regular sunscreen use. That means that if you do have vitamin D hypersensitivity a sunscreen will not be enough to protect you from hypercalcemia. You will have to avoid sun. Getti ng back to ou r anti biotics ta Ik - there are too great of health risks to be taken in light of the lack of evidence to su pport the cia ims about the efficiency of antibiotics use in sarcoidosis treatment. After all, there is no proof that any of the people undergoing the protocols actually are cured. So, be careful and consult your physician. The ultimate goal of sarcoidosis research is sarcoidosis prevention. At this point in time, the medicine knows no way to do this. In the Aden protocol on the other ha nd you wi II lea rn about some lifestyle changes that will keep your disease in remission once it gets there. These same techniques in theory could work for a potential sarkie that is completely healthy at a given time, but there is no way to prove this. This is mainly due to the fact that it is not proven that sarcoidosis is hereditary, or even specifically and accurately locate the groups of people with higher risks for it, to be able to conduct this kind of research.
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But what we can say, is that Dr Jani's record show that the reoccurrence of the disease in people following his protocols is more then 70 % smaller then in the people who get back to the reg ular habits. These recommendations mostly concern food, and I will precisely explain the guidance that I was given on this in the Master plan towards the end of the book. Until a couple of year ago, scientists thought that sarcoidosis was caused a state of immunological inertness (anergy). These views were somewhat changed when the technique of bronchoalveolar Lavage was used to discover a vast array of cells and cell derived mediators operating in the lungs of a sarkie. Where medicine stands at the moment is that sarcoidosis is a mix immunological disturbances involving simultaneous activation and depression of immunological functions. One of these functions involves the thymus, an orga n located in the upper anterior portion of the chest cavity just behind the sternum. Thymusderived white blood cells, called T-Iymphocytes or Tcells show a substantial depression in sarcoidosis patient. This then cause systemic immune response expressed in the ina bi Iity of the patient to evoke a delayed hypersensitivity skin reaction. Apart from the fact that the blood of sarcoidosis patients does not contain enough T-cells, these cell do not seem capable of responding normally to substances known to stimulate the growth of
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laboratory cultured T-cells. Also, these cells do not produce the normal amount of immunological mediators, cytokines, through which the cells modify the behavior of other cells. B-cells, on the other hand, are lymphocytes that play a large role in the humoral immune response (as opposed to the cell-mediated immune response, which is governed by T cells). Blood of sarcoidosis patients shows elevated levels of humoral immune response. It is reflected by the production of circulating antibodies against a variety of exogenous antigens, including common viruses. This technique also made it possible for doctors to establish the presence of some mediators in the lungs that are thought to contribute to the disease process; these include interleukin-1, interleukin-2, B-cell g rowth factor, B-cell d ifferentiation factor, fibroblast growth factor and fibronectin. Over the time there were many studies allover the world on particular aspects of the condition, but no comprehensive studies were done until November 1996 when ACCESS started. ACCESS stands for 'A Cases Control Etiologic Study of Sarcoidosis' and it was a comprehensive study that lasted until June 1999 and was funded by the National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute. In 10 medical centers across the USA 736 sarcoidosis patients and 706 volunteers called the 'controls' were enrolled.

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This study provided new insight into possible genetic risk factors, clinical severity, associated medical conditions, the clinical characteristics of sarcoidosis, and short term prognosis (or outcome) of this disease. The ACCESS investigators began the study with the following hypothesis: Sarcoidosis occurs when a person with a certain genetic (or inherited) make up has an exposure to something that causes him or her to develop the disease. We will now give an overview of the conclusion of the study that included all aspects of the disease that are relevant to this book: 1. The age at onset of disease for sarcoidosis may be older tha n previously thoug ht 2. The genetics of sarcoidosis patients are unique in comparison to those without sarcoidosis 3. Family members of sarcoidosis patients an increased risk of also having sarcoidosis
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are at

Some environmental or occupational exposures are linked to having sarcoidosis and, depending upon the type of exposure, are linked to having certain organs involved with sarcoidosis 5. The blood specimens from the study sarcoidosis patients did not have evidence of ani nfection
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6. 'HLA' genes (genes that control body's immune response are different in sarcoidosis patients, this means that there is a possibility that some of the factors that make you predisposed to sarcoma can be inherited, but not the disease itself 7. No single cause of sarcoidosis was found in the environment 8. People who smoked tobacco prod ucts or who breathed other peoples' smoke (called 'second-hand smoke') were less likely to have sarcoidosis 9. People with lung-only sarcoidosis were more likely to have wood bu rn ing and ag ricu Itu ra I orga nic dust exposures than people with systemic disease. These findings were especially true for AfricanAmericans with wood burning exposures and Caucasians with agricultural organic dust exposures. 10. There are differences in terms of which organs are involved with sarcoidosis based on sex and race of the individual. Women are more likely to have eye and nervous system disease. Men are more likely to have hypercalcemia. African-Americans are more likely to have skin sarcoidosis (other than Erythema nodosum) and eye, liver, bone marrow, and lymph node involvement of their sarcoidosis. 11. Sarcoidosis study participants with worse chest x-rays due to sarcoidosis also had poor breathing tests. Sarcoidosis study patients were more likely to report feelings of depression. Worse lung function
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and greater shortness of breath were associated with study patients reporting to us that they have a poorer quality of life.

12. Low income, lack of health insurance, and other
fi na ncia I ba rriers to med ica I ca re are sig nifica ntly associated with sarcoidosis severity, even after considering other factors such as race, sex, and age. 80% of sarcoidosis patients reexamined after two years showed improvement or stability of lung function tests, chest x-ray, and the sensation of shortness of breath. Although both Caucasians and African-Americans with sarcoidosis showed improvement or stabilization of their breathing tests, African-Americans improved less. African-Americans, people with multiple organs involved at time of first visit, and people of lower income were all more likely to have sarcoidosis show up in one or more new organ after two years. 14. A type of bacteria (called "cell wall deficient mycobacteria") is not found in the blood of sarcoidosis patients any more often than in the blood of controls, contrary to previous published reports. This does not completely exclude the possibility that mycobacteria or other bacteria might cause sarcoidosis. The last conclusion on the list is very possibly the most important in regards to our previous analysis of dangers and benefits of treatments using antibiotics.

13. Approximately

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There has been some controversy surrounding this since several treatment plans suggested the use of antibiotics. But is very likely, that no qualified professional will ever attempt to propose this to any patient. Some of the reasons for this are given above and some will be given towards the end of the book.

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Chapter 3.

Clinical trials

Clinical trials are research studies that test how well new medical approaches work in people. Also clinical trials may be used to compare new treatments to the ones already available. This chapter will explain the way trials work and help you with the basic terminology so that you are 'equiped' if thinking of joining some of these. I sincerely hope that by couple of months after finishing this book, you will not have to, but it is very useful information anyway. The basis element of the clinical trial is the protocol, which is basically the action plan for the trial. It is desig ned to reflect what wi II be done in the study, and why, so that the participants can make an informed decision. The protocol also states whether the study needs people with a particular condition or disease, or healthy people, man or women and the number of participants needed. Clinical trials are carried out in three phases: 1. trials with small number of participants, aimed primarily at determining which amounts of the medicine can be administered safely 2. trials in small numbers of patients to determine the effect of the new treatment 3. finally, in phase 3 researchers compare the new treatment to the ones that are a Iready ava ilable and

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to determine effects

if the

new treatment

has any side

Who is the 'principal investigator' the 'coordinator'?

and who is

The structu re of the hiera rchy of the resea rch always involves a person referred to as 'principal investigator' which is usually the person that came up with the idea for the new treatment or was simply chosen by the company bringing the new medicine to the market. Another important link in the chain of a clinical trial is the 'coordinator'. This is the person that will have most of the executive data and will be able to answer most of your question. Primary role of this person is to coordinate all the work amongst the centers if the study is conducted on several locations and thus ensure that every patient gets the same care, which is crucial for the trial relevancy. What are the treatment and the control group? The treatment group, simply said is the group of the people that will actually be given the new treatment and at the end of the study compared to the patients in the control group. The control group is a group of trial participants that wi II be given either the old treatment, placebo* or no treatment.

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*a harmless sarcoidosis

substance

that

has

no

effect

on

Assignment of the patients to either of the group is random. This reinforces the study's credibility. At the end of the study conclusions are made by comparing the results and the state of the two groups. What will be I expected to do in a trial? Even though you qualify for the basic criteria of the trial, that still doesn't mean that you can get in. For each trial, asset of further criteria is set to ensure that the rig ht profi Ie of people gets in. If you want to take part in one of clinical trials on sarcoidosis, you just find one by searching the internet, and it is very likely that the precise criteria are described at the website. Then, you consult your doctor and get him to contact some of the administrators of the trial with your detailed medical history and background. If you are a part of a trial, you can expect to undergo different tests, take various medications, and even undergo surgery. However, you will be informed about all of this timely and before the start of the trial. After the trial is formally over you can expect to be called in for follow-up examinations.

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Here is a sarcoidosis websites:

typical example of a trial and the information given

on on

Name and subject: of the trial) Status: (whether Sponsor(s):

(Name and main field of research

it is recruiting

patients).

(Institution) of what is the trial designed to

Excerpt: (Explanation evaluate)

Study (observationa l/treatrnent/

Type: epidem iology ...)

Contact details: address, telephone, e-mail Website: web address What is an 'informed consent'? This is a document that comprehensively explains you rights as a patient, risks and benefits of the trial. You will be asked to sign it before the trial begins. Read it carefully. What are the risks and the benefits? Benefits:

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1. cha nce to ma ke a difference yourself 2. receiving the highest quality clinical trial standards require

and hel p others and

medical

care that

3. be among the first that receive the new treatment if the trial is successful even if you are in the control group Risks: 1. The new treatment might not work or it may even have side effects that wi II req uire med ica I attention after the trial. The chance for this to happen are not so great, because even before the trial starts, the doctors providing it have to get a permission from the IRB (Institutional Review Board). Apart from this, you will be closely watched during the study for any signs of side effects. Who covers the costs of the trial? In most clinical trials the provider takes care of the costs related to it. In others, some of the costs will have to be covered by your insurance and some by you (transportation to the site etc.) Make sure that you have the precise information on what the institution providing the trial is covering, what is covered by your insurance and what part of the expenses you would have to cover from your
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own pocket, decision.

so that

you ca n ma ke ani nformed

Checklist of things to do and know before making the decision to join a clinical trial: Will I be able to see my regular doctor? Who will be in charge of my health? How will my health be monitored? Comprehensive and precise list of your rights

What is the purpose of the clinical trial? How long will it last? Will there often? be any follow-up exams and if yes how

How will I get to the site of the trial? Who covers these expenses? How will I get back? What are the costs of the trial? What part is covered by the institution? What part is covered by my insurance? How much of my own money will it cost me on the day of completion?

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How will mu daily life be affected by the trial? What is the theory behind the new treatment? What tests will I be undergoing? What medications will be administered the potential dangers of taking these? Is surgery part of the trial? Will the treatment make me uncomfortable or sick? and what are

Will I be hospitalized long?

in any part of the trial? For how

You now know how it all works and what to expect, and the decision is yours. I was a participant of one clinical trial before I met Dr Jani. A trial that tested a new medicine that was supposed to influence the release of a substance that was found to playa part in forming granulomas. The aim was to find an alternative for steroids. The treatment was not found to be any more successfu I then the placebo administered to the control group and it basically didn't help me, but it felt good to be a part of efforts to make a difference.

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Chapter 4.

Current efforts in clinical research

This chapter is aimed to give you information on the efforts that are put into cl inica I resea rch at the moment. Just to avoid any confusion, this book will provide you with deta iled expla nation on the Aden protocol that got my sarcoidosis into remission, but not only that. As I promised, it will also give you the information on the current trends and research in medicine, so that you can follow the progress in the field. You are under no circumstances advised to administer these drugs yourself, since the bellow are stud ies that are under way at the moment and the effectiveness and possible side effects remain unknown. Use internet to follow the progress and inform you rself on whether the treatments are proven effective and safe. 1. Research of the use of Atorvastatin in treating sarcoidosis in stage 2 and 3. Atorvastatin is a widely used cholesterol-lowering drug, and the studies are looki ng into ways it aIters the patients state and whether it can be used instead of steroids in case of low steroid tolerance. drug Ustekinumab is approved for dosi ng inpatients with rheu matoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. There have been some reports that this drug offers relief in sarcoma patients, and clinical trial are under way at the moment to assess whether
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2. Research of a experimental

it is effective patients.

and

safe to

use it

in sarcoidosis

called Infliximab is in a class of medications called tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNFalpha) inhibitors. It works by blocking the action of TNF-alpha, a substance in the body that causes inflammation. It is currently prescribed for such diseases as: rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis. At the moment, doctors are looki ng into the possibility to offer some relief to sarcoidosis patients using Infliximab. This drug can have some serious side effects such as amongst which the most important is the reduced ability of the body of the person on Infliximab to fig ht infection. are done to explore the effects of exercise training in patients with sarcoidosis, since exercise intolerance and reduced health status have been found in some cases. is a drug whose use is very much similar to the use of Infliximab mentioned above. The studies of the usage of this medicine are aimed primarily towards treating the skin lesions. Studies are intended to determine if adalimumab might offer a viable therapeutic option for this condition by comparing the response of cutaneous sarcoid lesions
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3. A drug

4. Stud ies

5. Adalimumab

to this drug as compared to placebo. The lesions that can appear in sarcoidosis are often disfiguring and very hard to treat. The systemic medications that are used carry a substantial side effects risk. This is what makes these study extremely important. are looking into the use of nicotine patches in sarcoidosis relief. It is a known fact that smoking cigarettes actually reduces the risk of sarcoidosis. The reason for this is the fact that nicotine, strongly suppresses the immune system and reduces the type of inflammation that is characteristic of sarcoidosis in the lungs. Efforts are now made to see how much can nicotine, in the form of patches actually relief the sarcoidosis inflammation in the lungs. 7. Up to 20 percent of sarcoma patients require persistant treatment, and this treatment can cause considerable long-term toxicity. In these patients, pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension are common complications which have major prognostic impact. Endothelin-1 (ET-1), a small protein, is suspected to playa key role in pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension. ET-1 is a potent vasoconstrictor and can promote fibrosis, cell proliferation, and remodeling, and is proinflammatory. There is data that indicate that a drug called Bosentan which is a ET-1 receptor antagonist has therapeutic potential. The doctors are looking further into this.

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is a drug used to reduce the pain, swelling, difficulty with daily activities, and joint damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis. It works by blocking the activity of T-cells, a type of immune cell in the body that causes swelling and joint damage in people who have arthritis. Because of its features the drug is suspected to be able to offer some relief in patients with progressive pulmonary sarcoidosis. Studies are under way to prove or renounce this.

8. Abatacept

9. Rituximab

is a drug used to treat non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and rheumatoid arthritis. Rituximab is in a class of medications named biologic antineoplastic agents. It works causing the death of certain blood cells that may cause abnormal immunological reaction. Now, doctors are looking into ways of introducing the drug into sarcoidosis treatment. Once more, the information above is given simply as a reference, and in no case should you choose to administer the drugs yourself.

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Chapter 5. Blood purity and the cleansing diet Ok, so we have covered some basic facts in regards to what the modern med ici ne says and does in the field. Now, let us dig in into the reason you bought this book. Let me start explaining the Aden Protocol. If you are anything like me, then sooner or later you have tried to make sense of all the clutter of information on acid ic and a Ika line blood environment. I remember that I was so overwhelmed with the amount of different information, that it got me mad. That is why I will here try to digest the relevant info and serve it in a way that you can use. Then, I will give you guidelines of the diet that I used when I started the protocol. Balance of pH value in our blood is one of the corner stones of the protocol. Definition of blood pH The pH of any fluid is the measure of the hydrogen ion (H-) concentration. A pH of 7 is neutral. The lower the pH, the more acidic the blood. Question 1: What does it mean to alkalize your blood?

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The term alkaline and acidic refers to the pH balance in our blood. The healthiest range is 7.35 to 7.45, which is slightly more alkaline then pure water. What you eat is a critical determinant of your health status, and the foods that you choose tend to have acid or alkaline-forming effects on your overall system. However, this influence to the blood pH is not direct and this is good, since extreme changes in the balance could be very dangerous. This balance is regulated by a fine and complex system of mechanism that are continuously at work to maintain a range of 7.35 to 7.45. These mechanisms are: 1. Buffer systems 2. Exhalation of Carbon Dioxide 3. Elimination of Hydrogen Ions via Kidneys If the pH of your blood falls below 7.35, the result is a condition called acidosis, a state that leads to central nervous system depression. Severe acidosis where blood pH falls below 7.00 - can lead to a coma. If the pH of your blood rises above 7.45, the result is alkalosis. Severe alkalosis can also lead to death but through a different mechanism- alkalosis causes all of the nerves in your body to become hypersensitive

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and over-excitable, often resulting in muscle spasms, nervousness, and convulsions. So, it's not just that we cannot 'alkalize' our blood in terms that it becomes an a Ika line envi ron ment, but it's also that we do not want to. However, what we want to do as sarcoidosis sufferers is keep that Ph closer to 7.45 at all times. In sarkies, this makes a world of difference. At 7.36 you can think that the end is near and that you will never take another normal breath again, and at 7.44 you will forget about sarcoidosis.

Why?
The reasons lies in the forming of loose 'globules' of concentrated acid in sarcoidosis patients. I will get more into this later in this chapter. I know this sounds exaggerated, but let me give you one reason why its not. The difference between 7.40 and 7.41 is not actually one hundredth of a scale unit. Surprised? Let me explain: On the pH scale, each number represents a tenfold difference from adjacent numbers; in other words, a liquid that has a pH of 6 is ten times more acidic than a liquid that has a pH of 7, and a liquid with a pH of 5 is one hundred times more acidic than pure water. Most carbonated soft drinks have a pH of about 3, making them about ten thousand times

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more acidic than pure water. Please remember the next time you think about drinking a can. Let us now look deeper into how our blood's balance works, and why it is important sarcoidosis.

this

pH in

It is beyond the scope of this book to explain in details how the damage is caused by pH imbalance, because we focus on gearing up with knowledge that you need in you every day fight with sarcoidosis. This is why I will simplify it and just say this: Fact 1: All the protein that works in your body needs to maintain a specific shape to be metabolized properly Fact 2: Shapes of the proteins in your body are affected by the tiniest changes in the pH of your body fluids Fact 3: Granuloma is protein build-up Another thing that is close to disastrous with a sarkie eating a acid enhancing diet is the forming of alkaline ash, which is what the residues of foods that have an acid-forming effect are called. For example, your phosphate buffer system uses different phosphate ions in your body to neutralize strong acids from the alkaline ash. About 85% of the phosphate ions that are used in your phosphate
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buffer system come from calcium phosphate salts, which are structural components of your bones and teeth. If your body fluids are regularly quantities of acid-forming foods body will draw upon its calcium to su pply you r phosphate buffer the acid-forming effects of your exposed to large and liquids, your phosphate reserves system to neutra Iize diet.

And interfering with the calcium balance in our body is the last thing that we sarkies need. On the next page, I will give you a list of foods that I use when designing my diet to keep my pH towards 7.45. Here it is:

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ALKALIZING VEGETABLES Alfalfa Barley Grass Beet Greens Beets Broccoli Cabbage Carrot Cauliflower Celery Chard Greens Chlorella Collard Greens Cucumber Dandelions Dulce Edible Flowers Eggplant Fermented Veggies Garlic Green Beans Green Peas Kale Kohlrabi Lettuce Mushrooms Mustard Greens Nightshade Veggies Onions Parsnips (high glycemic) Radishes Sweet Potatoes Tomatoes Sprouts Peas Peppers Pumpkin

ALKALIZING VEGETABLES Daikon

ORIENTAL

Dandelion Root Kombu Maitake Nori Reishi Shitake Umeboshi Wakame ALKALIZING Apple Apricot Avocado Banana (high glycemic) Berries Blackberries Cantaloupe Cherries, sour Coconut, fresh Currants Dates, dried Figs, dried Grapes Grapefruit Honeydew Melon Lemon Lime Muskmelons Nectarine Lemon Lime Muskmelons Nectarine Orange Peach Pear Pineapple Raspberries Rhubarb Strawberries Tangerine Tomato Tropical Fruits Umeboshi Plums Watermelon FRUITS

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ALKALIZING Almonds Chestnuts Millet

PROTEIN

ALKALIZING

MINERALS

Calcium: pH 12 Cesium: pH 14 Magnesium: pH 9 Potassium: pH 14 Sodium: pH 14

Tempeh (fermented) Tofu (fermented) Whey Protein Powder ALKALIZING SWEETENERS Stevia ALKALIZING SPICES & SEASONINGS Chili Pepper Cinnamon Curry Ginger Herbs (all) Miso Mustard Sea Salt Apple Cider Vinegar Bee Pollen Fresh Fruit Juice Green Juices Lecithin Granules Mineral Water Molasses, blackstrap Probiotic Cultures Soured Dairy Products Veggie Juices

One of the most interesting things is the fact that the one fru it that you wou Id expect to be the most acidifying is actually alkalizing. I am talking about lemon. Now I will give you an overview of which items from the list have the strongest alkalizing effect:

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1. Extremely Alkaline: Lemons, watermelon. 2. Alkaline Forming Fruit juices, Asparagus, , grapes (sweet), kiwifruit, passion fruit, pears (sweet), pineapple, raisins, Umeboshi plums, and vegetable juices, cantaloupe, cayenne celery, figs, kelp, limes, mango, melons, papaya, parsley, seaweeds, seedless grapes (sweet), watercress. 3. Moderately Alkaline Apples, alfalfa sprouts, apricots, avocados, bananas (ripe), currants, dates, figs (fresh), garlic, grapefruit, grapes (less sweet), guavas, herbs (leafy green), lettuce (leafy green), nectarine, peaches (sweet), pears (less sweet), peas (fresh, sweet), pumpkin (sweet), sea salt (vegetable), beans (fresh, green), beets, bell peppers, broccoli, cabbage, carob, cauliflower, ginger (fresh), grapes (sour), lettuce (pale green), oranges, peaches (less sweet), peas (less sweet), potatoes (with skin), pumpkin (less sweet), raspberries, strawberries, squash, sweet Corn (fresh), turnip, vinegar (apple cider). Finally there are things that are considered neutral: Butter (fresh, unsalted), cream (fresh, raw), cow's milk and whey (raw), margine, oils (except olive), and yogurt (plain).

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A list of acidifying foods:

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What we eat is what we are ... I except the risk of sounding corny when I say what I said above, but let me elaborate how this specially applies on a sarcoidosis sufferer. Even if you think of yourself as a person that takes care of what they put in their bodies, chances are that some of the dangers and the 'dirt' remains invisible to you as to so many others. Let us take a closer look at what we eat. Most of us digest a scary 3.000 chemicals every day, and the number of chemicals and artificial flavorings that we consume adds up to 18 tablets of soluble aspirin every day. I can hear you thinking to yourself 'This is not me', but I will have to move you from your comfort zone here. It's very likely that it is you, after all. And if you are asking yourself, if this is true then how come all the people devouring the chemicals are not dead. The answer is that these chemicals did pass the tests and are given a go-ahead since there were not measureable dangers. No rats got cancer or went blind while taking them. Don't let out a sigh of relief just yet, since the mere fact that the average human body doesn't recognize these substances as food and they go right through the system, is not everything there is to it. And in spite of the fact that the average person is not likely

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to experience any harm from this, a sarcoidosis sufferer will, and that is the simple truth. As we already explained, one of the basics of the Aden protocol is a precise approach in getting back the chemical balance in the body that is crucial to sarcoidosis relief and induction of remission in sarcoma patients. Well, all the mentioned chemicals interfere with the balance in the blood thus causing worsening in the patients condition. That is all you need to know, and let me get rig ht to the point how to amend some of the damage that has already been made, purify your blood with what you eat and get on fast track to recovery. I wi II now share the pri ncipies that I followed in my diet prescribed by Dr Jani. And let me tell you, I felt the change within days. We will now address that acidic material left over after the digestion of protei n in the Iiver and the way builds up in the blood where it forms loose "globules" of more concentrated acid. These then disturb normal metabolism. While designed specifically for muscular-skeletal conditions, this diet is just as effective if you simply want to boost energy levels by giving your body a rest from toxins in food.

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The diet that is very similar to the one that Dr Jani used in my treatment and the treatment of his other patients is an adjusted version of a diet that stirred the medical waters back in the 1930's. It was used by Dr Max Bircher-Benner working with arthritis patients and having amazing results. Dr Jani says that he has looked very closely into the mechanisms of chemical reactions that this diet has on a body and adjusted it for years to his sarcoma patients. The cleansing diet lasts for 3 weeks and can be divided in 3 parts: Part 1: The Induction Regimen - Day 1-3 Part 2: Day 4-10 Part 3: Day 10-21 In this part of the book, we will also get into the basic rules that are to be followed when on this diet and later we will design a specific and precise eating plan, to make it really easy for you. Ok, here we go.

Rule 1. All sugars forms must be completely cut out How do I make sure that I am doing it right?
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1. Check food labels for hidden sugar content. It is very possible that some of you r favorite 'hea Ithy' foods have traces of sugars. Sorry, they will have to go. 2. Stick strictly to whole grain foods, and eliminate white or refined flour products 3. 4. Eliminate coffee and strong Indian tea Eliminate cocoa and chocolate

Rule 2. Prepare for your new diet with a 3 day Induction Regimen (IR) What is an induction regimen and how to do it? Induction regimen is a nutrition regimen that will help your body get in the fact track for cleansing. It is not easy and you are very likely to have crisis that will make you want to give up but there is an easier way to cope with this, and I will get into that in a few moments. The induction regime is based on home-made barley water, filtered tap water and mineral water. The amounts are not restricted, and neither is the frequency of the 'meals'. *Barley Water recipe: Ingredients
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1.2 organic unwaxed lemons 2.50 g honey 3.125 g pearl barley Finely grate the zest from the lemons and place in a large glass bowl with the honey. Rinse pearl barley and add to the bowl with 1.2 litres boiling water. Stir well and leave to cool. Squeeze the juice from the lemons and mix into the cooled ba rely water. Stra in th roug h a sieve and ch ill. You have your homemade barley water. Close to the end of the fi rst day, you wi II experience the symptoms that resemble a common flu. Don't be alarmed, this phenomenon is called 'e healing crisis'. The cleanse that your body will be undergoing in the 3 days is extreme, and can be unnerving, so you are strongly advised to make sure that you have the su pport of aqua Iified hea Ith practitioner. If you can make it happen, slightly heat your water, since this will make you feel full and help you with what I admit is a demanding task of getting through your IR. If it's possible, plan your IR when you are of work, mainly because of the 'healing crisis'. I did not have
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this problem, since I was unemployed very soon after my skin lesions started showing, but you might consider doing your IR on a Saturday, Sunday and Monday, this way taking only one day off.

Rule 3. Use Citrilene to control the strong urges for carbohydrates What is Citrilene and how does it relate to my goals? Here I will let you in on a little secret as I promised on the website and ea rl ier in the book, a secret that Dr Jani shared with me to help me get through the extreme nutritiona I pia n for the fi rst 3 weeks of the protocol. Especially the IR. Citrilene is a substance that is an under-the-radar public secret of the fitness industry. Citrilene can be found in various products that are designed for weight loss but these products are also packed with different extracts (papaya, pineapple etc.) just to cover up the simple truth - the only thing that can actually trick our mind to make us feel full is Citrilene. They stack it with dozens of other things, just to be able to charge a small fortune for these products. But the bottom line is, again, Citrilene is what does the trick. But Iucki Iy, it ca n be fou nd sepa rately ina form of capsules or tablets. You might have to wander around a bit since it is no widely available,
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and you might even have to go to a couple (or 5-6 as that matter) of sports nutrition stores to get a hold of it. But once you do, it is your ticket to feeling full, even if you are 'eating water' (like you will be doing in the IR). Since your IR is a very extreme nutrition plan, what you need to do is multiply the recommended doses on the box by 1.3 and these wi II be you r da iIy dosage, divided in 3 servings (you may place the servings in your day in a way that suits you best, I had mine at 8 a.m, at 2 p.m. and at 8 p.m.). Your will weeks of it when munchies continue to use Citrilene during the 3 initial your cleansing diet. After that you can use you have the strong urges and when kick in.

Rule 4. After the IR, in Part 2 of your diet, you will introduce fruit and green vegetables to your nutrition plan On days 4-10 your nutritional followi ng g uidel ines: 1. You will eat 4 times a day 2. Meal placement in the day is not restricted, spread them around just plan will follow the

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3. Each meal will consist of 200-250 gr of fruit of choice and 200-250 gr of vegetables (choose green, non sta rchy vegeta bles)
4. You will continue to drink your home made barley

water with lemon juice added (2 lemons per liter) but strictly between meals and not for an hour after you've eaten Rule 5. In the Part 3 of your cleansing diet, it's time to introduce starchy vegetables, nuts and whole grain foods In days 10-21 guidelines: 1. your cleansing will follow these

Your will eat 3 meals a day

2. You will drink 0.5 I of your lemon barley water between you r lunch and din ner 3. First thing that you'll have after getting up is Juniper berry tea that you brew overnight, combined wit other herbs (explained in detail in the Master Plan)
4.

Your breakfast will consist of a generous amount of fruit (as much as you like), Black Walnut - 50 gr (very important) and dry whole grain toast (not more then 50 gr)

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Your lunch will consist of a generous fresh coleslaw (as much as you like) of cabbage, carrot, onion and paprika (if you do not have some of these, just use the ones that you have), followed by baked potatoes* or cauliflower (300-400 gr). Make sure you cook all you vegetables in a closed dish to keep all the nutritional value. *when I say potato I mea n Sweet potato or ya ms which are not from the Nightshade family Your dinner will consists of as much as you like of the coleslaw that you had for lunch, half of the amou nt of the potatoes or ca u Iiflower and some whole grain toast if you are still hungry

5.

6.

Rule 5: Supplement your cleansing diet with zinc, vitamin C and vitamin B complex following the instructions that will be given in a later chapter about nutrition deficiencies and supplementation Rule 6: After the 3 weeks of your cleansing diet, your nutrition will be introduced with more of the every day things, but some of them will never again be welcome on you plate if you are a sarcoidosis sufferer. Carryon avoiding all meat, fish, shellfish, tinned food, eggs, spices, salt, coffee, Indian tea, alcohol, and tobacco.

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If you are feeling overwhelmed with all the facts, let me remind you once more that all of this comes together in an more synoptic way in the master plan in the last part of the book. I am aware that this nutritional plan is not an easy to follow but, as sarcoidosis sufferers, this is our burden and we have to ca rry it. I had a ha rd ti me followi ng the plan strictly at the begging, but as soon as I started to feel all the benefits it all became very easy and clear. You remember me telling you about how I decided that the fact that I have this 'thing' in my body is not going to define me. Well, the moments when you th ink that you ca nnot ta ke it any more and have to have a piece of meat is what defines you. Accept the facts about your body, use the rage by channeling it through reason and make decisions that will give you you r Iife back.

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Chapter 6. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) In this chapter we are going to look into free radicals that contain an oxygen atom or otherwise known as the Reactive Oxygen Species. And yes, I know that you read and hear about this on daily basis, but here we are going to look at things from a different angle, a 'sarkie's' angle. Let us define and explain the basic facts. After are clear on the problem, we will go about solution. There is a single substance that does trick for sarcoidosis sufferer and it is one of corner stones of the protocol. we the the the

ROS are very small molecules that include oxygen ions and peroxides and can be either organic or inorganic. They are highly reactive due to the presence of unpaired valence shell electrons. ROS form as a natural byproduct of the normal metabolism of oxygen and have important roles in cell signaling. However, during times of environmental stress ROS levels can increase dramatically, which can result in significant damage to cell structures. This cumulates into a situation known as oxidative stress. Cells are normally able to defend themselves against ROS damage through the use of enzymes. Small molecule antioxidants such as ascorbic acid (vitamin C), tocopherol (vitamin E), uric acid, and glutathione also play important roles as cellular antioxidants.
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Genera Ily, ha rmfu I effects of reactive oxygen species on the cell are most often: i.damage 2.oxidations 3.oxidations
4. oxidatively

of DNA of polydesaturated fatty acids in lipids

of amino acids in proteins

inactivate specific enzymes by oxidation of co-factors Item number 3 will be of utmost importance in further analysis of the way the ROS influence the life and well-being of your average sarcoidosis sufferer. Remember, as we mentioned when we talked about the acidic ash, we want to keep our protein 'properly shaped' and thus avoid the build up. With the alkalizing diet we have eliminated the first cause of the protei n deformation. By eliminating the oxidation of amino acids we will eliminate the second cause. We are on our way. Before we get into the solution, let us dig a little deeper into the problem. Let's get straight on why is it that ROS is an issue that must be addressed in sarcoidosis sufferer in a different way then the average hea Ithy huma n.
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Most of the damage that sarcoidosis does is due to the forming of the granuloma that follow it. They can form in a variety of organs and, simplified, represent a collection of immune cells. The granulomas forming in sarcoidosis closely resemble the ones forming in tuberculosis. In this book we will get back a couple of times to the similarities between the two conditions and the way looking more closely into these can offer relief and get us on track to remission. The cells that make up a granuloma the same cells that our own body sends to fight any 'strangers'. Its major players are the macrophages and leukocytes, cells that originate in the bone marrow and travel through the lymphatic vessels to different parts of the body. Macrophages are cells that attack foreign microbes by binding to and engulfing them. Macrophages secrete assorted biochemicals that affect the behavior of the surrounding cells. One of the types of biochemicals that they secrete is the cytokines, which cause inflammation. This is why an infected area becomes inflamed. Lymphocytes are smaller immune cells that are inactive until they encounter an antigen (a foreign molecule) that they specifically recognize. They then sta rt to secrete anti bod ies to fig ht the attacker. The anti bod ies they secrete are known as immunoglobulin (Ig).

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If sarcoidosis progress to fibrosis (scar-like fibrous tissue) it can permanently impair the function of the affected orga n. So, a simple question presents itself: 'What is the trigger for fibrosis and can we do anything to stop it in its track and reverse the process?' One of the most important features of Dr Jani's work that I gained full access to is his extensive record keeping on many indicators of sarcoidosis progress, the way they relate to each other and wh ich are the most important triggers to keep under control when paving the path towards remission. Over the years, one thing became apparent: 'There is a direct connection between the oxidative stress and the path sarcoidosis takes. More Oxidative stress, greater the probability of fibrosis. Naturally, lowering the oxidative stress will reel us towards relief and ultimately remission. So, how is oxidative stress measured? It is measured by the amount of a substance called 8-isoprostane in the expired breath condensate. It is measured in pictogram per milliliter. Let us get right to the point and show beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is a connection between the oxidative stress and sarcoidosis.

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Here is a tabular display of the connection, found in an officia I study:

Levels of 8-isoprostane in healthy subjects (pgjml)

from

to

16.06

25.44

Levels of 8-isoprostane in patients with inactive sarcoidosis (pgjml)

from

to

22.94

29.99

Levels of 8-isoprostane in sarcoidosis patients (pgjml)

from

to

64.23

91.46

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So it's not only that the levels are different in sarcoidosis patients then in the healthy subject, the levels differ greatly and correlate to the progress of the disease. Next stop-putting a stop to it all.

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Chapter 7. Your new best friend nol Quercetin As the reader is aware, so far we have seen that it seems that Reactive Oxygen Species play an important role in sarcoidosis development. Little is known, however, about the endogenous antioxidant levels in ILD (Interstitial Lung Diseases) that ca n offer protection aga inst ROS. But, again, like so many times before, antioxidants that are good enough for regular people do not seem to be potent enough for the sarcoidosis patients. This is because of the vicious spyral of low antioxidants, high ROS and most importantly inflammation. There is only one substance that is potent enough in both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory terms to boost a strong enough reaction to re-establish the balance. It is called Quercetin. What is Quercetin? Quercetin (structure below) is a plant-derived flavonoid*, a flavonol to be more precise.
*Flavonoids (or bioflavonoids) metabolites. are a class of plant secondary

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Quercetin has demonstrated a potent antiinflammatory activity because of direct inhibition of several initial processes of inflammation. It primarily inhibits both the ma nufactu re and release of histamine and other inflammatory mediators. It has also been reported that Quercetin influences the cellular mechanism in vitro. Let me share my experience about my ROS levels (oxidation levels). When I started the protocol, my 8-isoprostane level was at high 73 pc/rnl. after two months it was at 40.5 and after 6 months it was at the level of a healthy human - 26.5. Changes that I made in my way of Iife style are complex, and it is hard to say which benefit comes from what, but Dr Jani told me that this particular benefit came from the symbiosis of blood alkalizing agent and even more Quercetin. Also, this new best

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friend of ours aggressively scavenges particles in the body (free radicals). Here is a table of foods miraculous substance:
Food Caper Lovage apples Camelia sinesis tea cherry, raspberry, bog whortleberry Lingonberry wild lingonberry cranberry wild cranberry Chokeberry sweet rowan Rowanberry sea buckton berry crowberry wild crowberry

damaging

that

are

rich

in this

Quercetin levels 1800 mg/kg 1700 mg/kg 440 mg/kg N/A 158 mg/kg 74 mg/kg 146 mg/kg 83 mg/kg 121 mg/kg 89 mg/kg 85 mg/kg 63 mg/kg 62 mg/kg 53 mg/kg 56 mg/kg

Present studies show that Quercetin had a remarkable effect on linoleic acid-induced oxidative stress, which makes it one of our best friends in the protocol. In case you are worrying that you will have to spend the day planning your meals so that you take in enoug h of the berries that a re rich in it, let me show you how I did it. I did 3 things: - I ate 100-150 breakfast g ra ms of berries of choice at

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- I ate an apple at lunch and at dinner - I took su pplementation I supplemented my diet with two tablets of Quercetin per day which is a total of 300 mg. My regimen was 2 months on and 2 months off, followed by 1 month on and 3 months off and so on (continued with the 10n30ff to date) So, to resume, we will be including both Quercetin in its natural form and as a supplement in the Master Plan. What I described above is very good and simple way of going about this. Do not go overboa rd with it si nce in hig her doses or can cause some side effects such as acid reflux or joint discomfort. Acid reflux can be solved by simply taking Quercetin in the middle of the meal, and the joint discomfort can occur if you take mega doses of Quercetin (lOOOmg+) and combine it with mega doses of Vitamin C. The following medications are known to either be su ppressed or exaggerated if ta ken in conj unction with Quercetin: Cyclosporine, Estradiol, Felodipine. Also, you are advised to avoid interaction with fluoroquinolones, a family of broad spectrum antibiotics.
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Chapter 8.

Skin lesions demystified

Probably the most important chapter in the book this chapter will demystify the most unpleasant symptoms of sarcoidosis. And, what is more important, we will take a look at skin lesions from a different angle. We will trace the cause back to the source, establishing relationships between processes that have been vastly overlooked but are in the very core of the Aden protocol. In other words, we will not only trace back the cause of lesions but we will use the relationships we discover in the process to establish the underlying trigger for the disease itself. Let us get right to the point- we will look into the relationship between the gallbladder malfunction and sarcoidosis. Yes, the 'smelt organ in our abdomen' that I mentioned so many times is the gallbladder. The basics The gallbladder is a small pear shaped organ that is attached to the underside of the liver, located in the upper right abdomen just under the ribs. Its function is to store and concentrate bile which is produced by the liver and is necessary for the proper digestion of fats.

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When you eat, the gallbladder is stimulated to contract emptying the digestive bile into the small intestine. There are many tests that are performed to determine whether the gallbladder is doing its job properly. These incl ude: • Liver fu nction tests

• A check of the blood's amylase or lipase levels to look for inflammation of the pancreas • • • A complete blood count (CBC) Ultrasound, X-ray, computer tomography HIDA scan (the most unambiguous) not working etc.

Common symptoms of a gallbladder properly are the followi ng : • Pain or tenderness right side • •

under the ri b cage on the

Pain between shou Ider blades Stools light or chalky colored after eating, especially fatty or

• Indigestion g rea sy food s

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• • •

Nausea Bloating Gas

When one looks at a II the different forms and sha pes that sarcoidosis takes, it's safe to say that it's a combination of factors and it is different in particular patients. That is why we will take a comprehensive approach and address them holistically, rather then just dealing with the symptoms. To be able to do this in the right way, we first need to look into a specific malfunction that can make the process impossible. A malfunction in a small organ in our abdomen - the gallbladder. We have to make sure that gallbladder malfunction or a chemical imbalance in this small organ in our abdomen is addressed. Once we are sure that the gallbladder is balanced and functions properly, we move on to dealing with other triggers of the disease. Addressing this is one of the corner stones of the Aden Protocol. Where is the problem? It's in the supplies of bile.
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If the digestive system is undersupplied with bile that plays a vita I role in good digestion and absorption of nutrients through the small intestine, this sets in motion a chain of unwanted events. Same thing causes problems with the elimination of waste from the large intestine. If you look back you might, from this perspective, see a history of similar problems that you probably never associated with sarcoidosis. With the sma Iler amou nts of bi Ie in the sma II intestine, large amounts of digestive enzymes rema in inactivated and ineffective and the acid saturated food passes much less digested into the lower intestine. This overdrives and congests the lymphatic sacks, wh ich are fou nd under the belly button area. The congested lymph sacks, turn into a problem with the thoracic duct, which is the largest lymphatic vessel that drains about 85-90 % of the body's daily produced metabolic waste and the scary number of 30 billion dead cells. The thoracic duct moves up towards the throat from the middle part of the lower abdomen. So, when the thoracic duct gets blocked (because the lymph sacks are blocked), then the real problem occurs. Side lymph ducts drain into the thoracic duct, and when it is blocked it literally back flushes waste. The
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waste ends up in the surrounding tissue, and results in an abnormal immune activity in the lymph nodes that are supposed to detoxify our body. The lymph blocked. node becomes enlarged and

So, now we are slowly getting to the bottom of things and beginning to understand what is ha ppen ing in the body of a bi Ie deficiency sufferer that soon become cluttered with waste and dead cells. What are the skin lesions? At this point, the reader has a pretty good picture of the toxic hell inside the body of a sarcoidosis patient even before sarcoidosis starts. Next, the body reacts by doing the only thing possible - tries to clear the mess out by discharging the toxins through the skin and damages it in the process. Having said all this, let me say something that will make this moment probably the first so far for you to be glad you have sarcoidosis. Yes, that's right. The mechanism that are put to work here and that trigger sarcoidosis are not a disease; they are survival mechanisms the body is forced to employ to save itself from more serious problems.
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Such as cancer. Take 10 seconds to let this grateful. Now, remember that poi nt on the website that you have sarcoidosis. Don't you feel thought in. And be I promised at some wi II feel rei ieved you relieved now?

Ok, so we know that we could have gone much worse. Let us let out a sigh of relief and move on.

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Tackling the underlying issues 1. Colonic irrigation sessions It's of important that you ease up the lymphatic congestions as soon as possible. I had my first colonic irrigation session a week after I met Dr Jani, since he insisted on this. I had my second and my third within 10 days. So this would mean that you should have a session as soon as the day after tomorrow. Be conscious and pedant about this. The number of sessions that you might have is up to the practitioner to determine on case-to-case basis. The fi rst session most often gets rid of 2/3 of the waste, and after the second sessions, you will agree with your practitioner whether you need more. Since the costs are not covered by the insurance, you will have to pay for this personally. The prices va ry from 50-100$ per session. The explanations regarding the procedure and the preparations are beyond the scope of this book, as you will get all the necessary information from your practitioner.

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2. Ox Bile One thing that can resolve bile gallbladder imbalance is Ox Bile. deficiency and

The active constituents of bile are the bile salts, wh ich are either g Iyci ne or ta uri ne conj ugates of polyhydroxy steroidal acid. Principal bile acids of mammals are the hydroxyl derivatives of 5 - betacholan-24 oic - acid. Ox-bile is the most important commercial source of these acids and contains pri ma ri Iy Chol ic acid with less amou nt of deoxychol ic acid. Bile Extract absorption constituent emulsifying putrefactive also has an important role to play in the of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E & K. As a of intestinal contents, Ox bile acts as an agent, mild cathartic and inhibits certain bacteria.
I took each conta ined 500 mg of sources. I took 1 capsule 2 times

The ca psu les that bile from bovine daily with meals, production should Side effects:

for 3 months. After this, your bile be stable.

None reported. But do not take more then 500 mg at a time since you might get diarrhea.

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3. Artichoke Leaf Extract (Cynara sco/ymus) When we have provided the much needed help to our digestive system with Ox Bile, we will then make su re we keep it that way. We'll do so with artichoke leaf extract, that is very well known for its abi Iity to ma inta in hea Ithy digestion and liver fu nction by promoti ng norma I bi Ie flow. It is also known for its antioxidant action, which is, to you, secondary at this point. Artichoke leaf extract is made from the long, serrated basal leaves of the plant in which is found the hig hest concentration of biolog ica Ily active compounds. These compounds have demonstrated action and the abi Iity to ma inta in hea Ithy digestion and liver fu nction by promoti ng adeq uate bi Ie flow. As soon as I stopped taking Ox Bile I started taking Artichoke extract. I am sti II ta ki ng it a nd wi II continue to do so. I am taking 2 capsules per day. One capsule is 500 mg. Cautions It should not be taken by anyone with gallstones by anyone allergic to artichokes. Anyone pregnant physician. or nursing should consult or

their

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4. Liver cleansing I started my liver cleansing after I finished the induction diet. Apart from the described protocol incl uded : 2 capsules milk thistle 2 capsules dandelion root 1 capsule selenium 2 capsules ginger 1 capsule kelp I took this combination of herbs twice a day, in the mornings and in the afternoon, and in the Tea Mixture (Master Plan) I included teas that are solely aimed to support the liver cleanse. These are: dandelion, ginger, peppermint, rosemary and rose hips. In the master plan, I will use my liver cleanse but you can simplify things by using liver cleanse of your choice. There are many herbal mixtures today that offer all-in-one cleansing solution. If you decide to choose one of these, simply adjust the Master Plan program immediately part of the cleansing

diet,

my liver cleansing

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by excluding the herbs that I described above. Do not exclude the teas from the tea mixtures. It took me 2 weeks to complete this program.

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Chapter 9. Serrapeptase (the miracle enzyme)

Up to this point we dealt with the triggers and the underlying causes. Now for something completely different, if you purchased this book and have had sarcoidosis for a while now you are probably disgusted with what you red about all the dead cells and the clutter of waste tissue in your system. In this chapter, you will learn about the one and only substances in nature that can mend this kind of damage - Serrapeptase. What is Serrapeptase? Serrapeptase is an enzyme that is produced in the intestine of silkworm, and its primary task in the nature is to break down cocoon walls. The silkworm has a special relationship with the Serratia E15 microorganisms in its intestines, which are a harmless type of bacteria to be precise. The enzymes secreted by the bacteria in si Ikworm intestines have the ability to dissolve avital tissue, but have no detrimental effect on the host's living cells. Thus by dissolving the silkworm's protective cocoon (avital tissue), the winged creature is able to emerge and flyaway.

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* Larvae of a silkworm

To understand Serrapeptase health properties, one has to know what enzymes actually are. Enzymes are proteins that are responsible for literally thousands of processes in your body. In fact, without enzymes not a single one of the multitudes of chemical actions and reactions that take place in your body on a daily basis could occur. The majority of enzymes in your body are classified as proteolytic enzymes. Proteolytic enzymes govern all of your body's metabolic functions and regulate the functioning of your' body's various other proteins. Our body manufactures its own supply of proteolytic enzymes. Unfortunately, today many people are deficient in this special class of enzymes because of poor diet and unhealthy eating habits. How can we, sarcoidosis patients, use it? It is the only substance of its kind- the only substance that can clear the kind of mess of waste and dead cells that sarcoidosis leaves behind. It might sound too good to be true but Serrapeptase actually digests (dissolves) non-living tissue, blood clots, cysts, and arterial plaque and all inflamed

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tissue which is then dispersed, but does no harm to the living tissue. It is 'pure gold' to us sarkies. The search for a substance that would have this kind of features took very long, until back in the 70's scientists turned to this remarkable organism - the silkworm. In Aden protocol, however it is one of the corner stones. The benefits of Serrapeptase in conditions such as ours are actually two-fold. Let us for a second take a closer look at inflammation as a phenomenon. The word is so loosely used that over time, most of us started associating it with the process of getting ill when it's much more then that. It's safe to say that the relationship our body has with inflammation is a love-hate relationship. It causes pain, it can limit join function, and even destroy bone cartilage or other structures. But, on the other hand, it is a very basic and natural response that is needed to protect the body from invading organisms. It is in those terms that Serrapeptase shines in all its glory. It doesn't merely suppress inflammation, but it helps some of the useful processes reducing the pain, due to its ability to block the release of paininducing amines from inflamed tissues.

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One double-blind study was conducted by German researchers to determine the effect of Serrapeptase on post-operative swelling and pain. This study involved sixty-six patients who were treated su rg ica Ily for fresh ru ptu re of the latera I collatera I ligament of the knee. On the third post-operative day, the group receiving Serrapeptase exhibited a 50 percent reduction of swelling, compared to the controls. The patients receiving Serrapeptase also became pain-free more rapidly than the controls, and by the 10th day, the pain had disappeared completely. How Serrapeptase Works? Research have shown that Serratia E15 has the abi Iity too secrete enzymes every ti me it come it contact with a non-living tissue. Despite the enzymes' strong dissolving properties, additional research has found that healthy living tissues inside the silkworm are not harmed when the enzymes are secreted. In order to begin their research, scientists first had to synthesize the active ingredients in the Serratia E15 enzymes. They did so by developing Serrapeptase through a process of fermentation. Further cl inica I stud ies then revea led that Serrapeptase not only acted in the same way that Serratia E15 enzymes do, but that the antiinflammatory benefits that Serrapeptase can provide

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to humans is superior to those provided by other proteolytic enzymes. Over 40 stud ies are ava ilable today to show that Serrapeptase not only dissolves the accumulated waste and the junk of non-living tissue, but it simultaneously reverses all forms of chronic inflammation. The mechanism that are utilized in doing this are two-fold: 1. Serrapeptase is thinning the fluid that accumulates around the inflamed tissue. These fluids are the main reason for pain and swelling. By doing this, Serrapeptase is making it much easier for the body to drain away the fluid and greatly speed up tissue repair 2. Second and more important mechanism is by inhibiting the release of Bradykinin. Bradykinin is a chemical substance that playa important role in the inflammatory process Dosage My reg imen on the Aden protocol included Serrapeptase in the form of pills. I took 2 pills (20 mg or an equivalent of 20.000 IU) in the morning and in the afternoon on an empty stomach.

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When I say on an empty stomach, I mean at least 40 minutes before eating and at least 1.5 hours after a meal. Again, you will see a concise plan of how I went about this in the Master Plan. Side effects Serrapeptase has not shown any serious side effects to date. A small number of patients have reported mild stomach aches, but rare as they are, they too go away in a day or two. Do not use Serrapeptase if you are taking blood platelet inhibitors such as Ticlid, Plavix or Coumadin.

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Chapter 10. The wonders of Umcka
There is no cure for the common cold, right? Well, as things unfold it seems that the answer to this is 'Wrong'. Let me get right to the point, the following graph is pretty much self expla natory.
Umoka
VS.

Placebo in Palients 'Nith the Common Cold

100,------------,------------,

'0
II:; UJ
'Q)

!J,mCikaJ (Pelargaln~um sid:oides) Plaeeoo

40,+------__+_

o

5 DaV SS'ID (Sym~tDmalic ImprQve:me;ml)

11i lJay CIS ("GlinicaJCure Ri'ltei"') CIS = Cold Int.ensity Sco~

SSID = Sum of Syrnp'lorn Intensity

Diffe,rences

WHAT IS UMCKA?
Umcka or the South Africa n Gera nium root (Pelargonium sidoides) or "Umckaloabo," is a herb used for hundreds of years by traditional African Healers in various diseases. It was introduced to the

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western world in the 1890s by an Englishman Named Cha rles Steven. Stevens traveled to Africa with the purpose of finding relief for his Tuberculosis. The Zulu healers introduced Stevens to the herb and he returned to Europe tuberculosis free. Stevens began importing the root from South Africa and sold in England under the name, "Stevens Consumption Cure." He was soon shut down by the English Medical Association, but the word was out and soon doctors started performing experiments with Umcka. In the 1920s a Swiss doctor Adrien Sechehaye imported a supply of the herb, again via Stevens' channels and soon began conducting experiments on his tuberculosis patients, and again found impressive results. Then the antibiotic treatment for tuberculosis was found, Umcka was put aside. As we already mentioned, there are many similarities between tuberculosis and sarcoidosis, but the main difference is the causative agents, which are obvious in tuberculosis and puzzling in sarcoidosis. But, having learned about the gallbladder-sarcoidosis connection, the reader of this book knows better by now. How does Umcka works in magic in a common cold?

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The common cold is an upper infection caused by a virus.

respiratory

tract

The most important feature of Umcka that seems to be doing the job with the common cold is its ability to stimulate the production of interferon. Interferon is a protein that has a very specific task in the body - it signals the nearby cells that a virus is in the particular area of the tissue. If the cells in this area become infected, they are ordered to self-destruct. This is what makes Umcka so potent in making cells virus-resistant. How is Umcka useful for a sarkie? In a sarcoidosis sufferer, mucus is formed in the lungs. This mucus, together with granuloma is the main cause of the breathing problems. Umcka addresses this because it: 1. Reduces Adhesion

Umcka has been found to block the adhesion of viruses and bacteria to the mucus membranes in the body. 2. Expectorant

Umcka works as natural expectorant, helping to eliminate excess mucus from the respiratory tract.
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This helps relief annoying symptoms and makes a less-hospitable breeding ground for further infections. Protocol Dosage 1 ml of Umcka syrup 3 times per day for optimum resu Its (for 2 weeks) Side effects and safety There are no reported negative side effects from this extract except an occasional allergy if the person is allergic to plants in this family. There are no known supplement or food interactions.

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Chapter 11. Miracles that are not - Liquid Chlorophyll Some things in life just seem to be too obvious and too good to be true. That is why 1 name this chapter about Iiq uid ch lorophyll - 'M iracles that are not'. Certain every day consequences, like removing red wine stains by tipping white wine onto them (I still can't believe that works!), are in fact, everywhere. 1 am sure that you heard our disease being referred to as 'disease of the blood' or 'disease of the flesh'. The most important change in the blood of a sarkie is the low white cells blood count or Leukopenia, which happens because of the fact that our body is trying desperately to redistribute previously mentioned T blood cells to sites of disease. These disturbances in the blood chemical balance in sarcoidosis can cause calcium to collect in the blood and urine because the granulomas produce activated vitamin D, which causes the intestines to absorb more calcium. High blood calcium levels lead to a loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, thirst and excessive urine production. After the course of time, high blood calcium levels may lead to kidney stones or calcium deposits in the kidney and, eventually, to kidney failure. Anemia (hemoglobin of less than 11 gjdL) common consequence of the imbalance.
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is also a

In you standard treatment your doctor is trying to cope with the symptoms and the inflammation and hopes that everything will simply lay into place. Yes, that is the word - 'hopes'. In the Aden protocol, we will address this issue directly by helping our body re-establish the lost balance. Long year of practice have shown that getting white blood cells and hemoglobin back on track by addressing the issue directly, lead to normalizing ACE levels in most of the cases, and ACE levels are a great 'litmus paper' for estimating the progress of the disease. In other words, we will here address the imbalance in our blood, and thus help our body get on track to remission rather then waiting for everything to fall into place. What is chlorophyll? Chlorophyll is a chemo protein commonly known for its contribution to the green pigmentation in plants.

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But how does liquid chlorophyll relate to our purpose? One single most important substance in our blood that regulates red blood cells transportation and redwhite blood cells balance is hemoglobin. In fact, to paint you the exact picture, let me just say that 75 0/0 of our blood is hemoglobin. So if we could just 'give' our bodies some more hemoglobin, right? Well, we can't. But we can do the next best thing. Did you know that the molecular structure of chlorophyll is absolutely identical to hemoglobin except for the center atom? In hemoglobin, this is iron whereas in chlorophyll this is magnesium. When ingested, hemoglobin, rebuild and replenishes the blood cells of a sarkie, boosting our energy and wellbeing almost instantly. It is nothing short to miraculous. To be clear and precise, there mechanisms that make chlorophyll best friends in the protocol: are 3 primary one of our new

1. We have already talked about the problem of increased calcium levels in our blood. To neutralize and dispose of excess acid, our body produces oxalate stones. Chlorophyll has an amazing ability to break down these stones for elimination.

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2. Chlorophyll hugely increases the body's utilization of oxygen, which is vital for our cause 3. It's highly alkaline

These mechanisms are what make it invaluable in the Aden protocol, but it also has some remarkable features that are less important to us at this point but are great contribution to the overall wellbeing: 1. It reduces the binding of carcinogen cells to DNA in the liver. Studies published in such renowned journals as Carcinogenesis and Food and Chemical Toxicology clearly display that chlorophyll inhibits ca rci nogenesis

2.
cells

I thickens and strengthens

the walls of our body

3. It contains high levels of vitamins which makes it a great anti-oxidant
4.

A, C and E

It contains vitamin K, C, folic acid, iron, calcium which are essential in building and repairing red blood cells 5. It treats Bad Breath and does in on two levels. Firstly, it acts like a deodora nt, and second Iy it promotes a healthy digestive tract, which is the underlying cause of bad breath

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6.

It is one of the most potent chelates in nature. It binds and removes toxic metals from our body better then anything else

Go Green! - Designing a chlorophyll rich diet We have made a great base for such a diet when designing our cleansing and alkalizing diet. We will add a supplement and we are good to go. The dosage that I used was the following: I started taking it after I have finished with my cleansing diet. I took two spoons 2 times per day for 3 months. This is 10 ml of liquid chlorophyll or the eq uiva lent of 30 mg if you decide to ta ke it another form. Then I cut back to 1 spoon per day and I continue taking it this way to date. Side Effects No side effects have been reported with the use of chlorophyll. But do not take too much chlorophyll, because it will have you sitting in the toilet for a better part of the day, because of its detoxifying and mild laxative effects.

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