Subject: Re: Stains and R.A.
Hi Angie - I agree the question is how these studies ever feed in to practice and treatments - or they sit around for decades until someone does a more definititive study and then shouts loud enough.
I dont know - I guess it is in upper echelons of the NHS somewhere. I am cynical about this as you can see - and think that drug company profits do have a role here. Could they be that cruel to not pursue these to a conclusion? - personally I dont think it is that callous but rather they pursue profit as there major goal.
For example - In other countries there are many doctors practising EPD (enzyme potentiated desensitisation) - even for arthritis.
I read that in the UK we have 600 times fewer allergy and immunology experts (per head of population) compared to Germany - so it is the departments with the biggest trousers that decide the tune to play.
They even have an EPD to proteus - and interestingly for me they do EPD with the same formula as klebsiella (which is a bacteria often associated with my own Ankylosing Spondylitis)
It is a treatment I would consider to overcome my food allergies and hopefully help my arthritis at the same time!
The main developer of EPD in the UK was closed down / forced in to bankruptcy by a tribunal as he asked patients for additonal funding to keep his company going.
Talking of studies sitting around for decades - I stumbled across this a few days ago which is from 1924! This doctor was successfully treating arthritis with diet change even then and was comparing the effect of diet to infection - including sore throats.
And he carried it on even in 1944