Zoltan Rona M.D. recently released a book called: Vitamin D: The Sunshine
This is an excerpt of my review of the book, reproduced for the benefit of
anyone supporting and promoting the use of the Marshall Protocol for M.E.
(or any disease):
'The best part of this book, for me, was his two page section talking about
the unscientific nature of the 'Marshall Protocol.'
Zoltan Rona M.D. writes, 'I have witnessed a lot of crazy treatments over the past 30 years, but none are as abusive as the Marshall Protocol. This protocol is not only illogical but also downright dangerous. At best, it can be labelled as a pretence of scientific thought.'
Rona goes on to talk about the fact that 'Dr' Marshall is in fact NOT a
medical doctor, but is an electrical engineer! He explains that the
protocol, which promotes attaining very, very low vitamin D levels and
taking antibiotic drugs long-term, is 'damaging to one's health and can lead to death.'
He advises anyone that is currently following this dangerous and illogical
protocol to 'get off it immediately.'
The Marshall Protocol has given so many very ill patients false hope and
left them even sicker than when they began it, and also risked their lives.
So three cheers to Rona for including some serious warnings about it in his
book. I hope so much they will be heeded by those following the protocol and
those aggressively promoting it to others.This pseudo-scientific 'treatment'
has caused ENOUGH harm.'
Read the full review here:
Read more about vitamin D and M.E., here:
Read more warnings from HFME (and others) about the Marshall Protocol in the
'Treating M.E.' paper:
Best wishes everyone,
The Hummingbirds' Foundation
for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis:
We estimate that vitamin D deficiency is the most common medical condition
in the world. Dr Michael F. Holick, Vitamin D expert.
Vitamin D is cholecalciferol, a hormone. Deficiencies of hormones can have catastrophic consequences. Dr William Davis, cardiologist.
Vitamin D deficiency is an unrecognized, emerging cardiovascular risk
factor, which should be screened for and treated. Vitamin D is easy to
assess, and supplementation is simple, safe, and inexpensive. James H.
O'Keefe MD, cardiologist and Director of Preventive Cardiology, Mid America
Heart Institute, Kansas City, Missouri.