On, Saturday, July 16 Dr. David E. Winslow shared information with the North Texas Lyme Group. Dr. Winslow is in the general practice of non-invasive cardiovascular medicine in Coppell, TX. He incorporates the use of “oxidative medicine” into his medical practice – treating “circulation, infection, and inflammation.” Oxidative therapy is reported to mimic the body’s natural process of oxidative bursts in response to viruses, fungus, bacteria, or parasites. He holds US patent #7968127 for the treatment of blood clots. Suggested internet search terms include: “photodynamic therapy atherosclerosis” & “medical ozone.”
Dr. Winslow described the progression and composition of artery clogging plaques, (atheromas) a tumor-like change in the smooth muscle of the arterial wall (also known as smooth muscle hyperplasia). Culture investigation reveals that atheromas are often found to contain chlamydia and/or cytomegalovirus. It was noted that viral infections often co-occur with Lyme disease.
The presentation primarily focused on two “arms” of oxidative treatment – typically administered together:
a) tetroxane (from geraniol), and
b) porphyrin (Visudyne)
The tetroxane used by Dr. Winslow is comprised of four oxygen molecules bound to a terpine. This is thought to be very stable, going throughout the body releasing oxygen killing viruses, fungus, bacteria and parasites. Dr. Winslow noted that Dr. Robert Hoffman in Austin, TX has used ozonated terpene to successfully treat the dry form of macular degeneration.
Visudyne (US patent 6235767), an FDA approved drug – a man-made chlorophyll, is potently antiviral.
DON’T’S: Vitamin E, selenium and grapeseed may not be taken during treatment as these stop the mechanism of action. The only contraindication to the treatment is active bleeding.
DO’S: Vitamin C (as mineral ascorbate), CoQ10, and high-quality alpha lipoic acid. Drinkable glutathione is available from Wellness Pharmacy in Alabama, USA. Inhaled glutathione was recommended for COPD.
Liver cleansing has been helpful for symptoms of Lyme disease. Some oxidative therapy patients have experienced improved metabolism and healing capability.