As my title indicates, here are four different items that I passed by
the last few days, that may interest some, for various reasons:
1. Methylization: Dr. Nathan and Dr. Van Konynenburg's
2. Norway does not support the NICE Guidelines
3. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Meets The Press
4. An ex-Klan leader on the benefits of using one's brain
1. Methylization: Dr. Nathan and
Dr. Van Konynenburg's protocol
I wrote on June 30 that the B12-protocol for people
suffering from ME helps me, and reproduced Dr. Rich van Konynenburg's
(incidentally: a Dutch name, but a US dr. in
real science) politely worded,
brief and clear submission to the APA on the DSM-5.
As it happens, and as Dr. Van Konynenburg indicated in
his submission, he has a theory on the cause of ME that also comes with
a treatment protocol, and it is rather close to the B12-protocol, and an
There is a lot more to be found out on the subject on
Phoenix Rising, and also elsewhere on the net. Here is first the thread
from which I quote Dr. Van Konynenburg's protocol on Phoenix Rising,
followed by a link to the Wikipedia on methylation:
And here is for your information the protocol Dr. Van
Konynenburg's proposes - and I quote from a longer contribution by him
on Phoenix Rising, which you should consult if you are interested:
Here is the protocol itself, without the notes and the
surrounding text, that you all find by way of the last link, with
considerably more material:
March 30. 2011
SIMPLIFIED TREATMENT APPROACH
FOR LIFTING THE METHYLATION CYCLE BLOCK
IN CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME—March 30, 2011 Revision
Rich Van Konynenburg. Ph.D.
(Based on the full treatment program
developed by Amy Yasko, Ph.D., N.D.
which is used primarily in treating autism )
1. General Vitamin Neurological Health Formula : Start with ¼ tablet
and increase dosage as tolerated to 2 tablets daily
2. Hydroxy B12 Mega Drops : 2 drops under the tongue daily
3. MethylMate B : 3 drops under the tongue daily
4. Folinic acid : ¼ capsule daily
5. Phosphatidyl Serine Complex : 1 softgel capsule daily (or
lecithin, see below)
What I am doing here - in this text, and also in
Nederlog in general - is on the lines of the old "Connect! Connect!
Connect!" counsel, for those who want to understand things, and as
it happens, there follows a link to the summary of a recent Question &
Answer session by Dr. Nathan who - "Connect!" - is the medical doctor of
choice of Dr. Woodin, the US psychiatrist who himself has ME/CFS and
protested against the DSM-5's proposals:
This is the link to the Prohealth text I mentioned:
This is interesting stuff, and Prohealth also offers
the protocol for sale for those who are interested, which also is good
Speaking of good news:
2. Norway does not support the NICE Guidelines
I lived some years in Norway, and speak and read
Norwegian, and here is the news in Norwegian, with a link to the source
- and I also quote a part, and have a translation:
which contains the following text (and more)
CFS/ME kunnskapsoppsummering, evaluering og
abefalinger til HOD
Mange pasienter har behov
for tjenester i et samspill mellom primær- og spesialisthelsetjenesten.
Det samspillet fungerer dessverre ikke godt nok i dag.
Helsedirektoratet har besvart oppdraget fra Helse- og
omsorgsdepartementet med følgende hovedkonklusjoner og anbefalinger.
- Det forligger i dag ikke et evidensbasert
kunnskapsgrunnlag for å kunne utgi nasjonale retningslinjer eller en
- Helsedirektoratet kan på bakgrunn av foreliggende
rapporter se at det fortsatt vil ta tid å bygge opp gode, robuste
pasientforløp for denne pasientgruppen.
- Kunnskapsgjennomgangen støtter ikke opp om en
tidligere anbefaling om å bruke NICE-kriteriene
- Kunnskapsgjennomgangen gir ikke på et generelt
grunnlag støtte for å anbefale tilpasset treningsbehandling og/eller
kognitiv terapi for alle med CFS/ME
[Publisert: 23.06.2011] [Sist endret: 01.07.2011]
And here is my (fairly free)
translation - and a link to
another (more strict) one:
CFS/ME Knowledge summary, evaluation and
recommendation for the Ministry of Health and Care Services
need help that require cooperation between the primary- and
specialist health care. This cooperation does unfortunately not
function well enough at present.
The Directorate of Health has answered the task
given by the Ministry of Health and Care Services with the following
main conclusions and recommendations. (..)
- There is at present no evidence based foundation
of knowledge that allows the publication of national guidelines or a
- On the basis of reports that exist at present,
the Directorate of Health observes that it will take more time to
build good, robust patient care for this group of patients.
- The knowledge review does not support an earlier
recommendation to use the NICE-guidelines.
- The knowledge review does not give general
grounds that provide support for recommending graded exercise
therapy and/or cognitive therapy for all patients with ME/CFS.
As you probably will see, it is all formulated with
some political care, but even so, it is an interesting and good result,
at least if one desires adequate help for people with ME/CFS: The -
British - NICE Guidelines are - in Norway - not accepted as the
last and best answers, and the recommendations of the NICE Guidelines -
exercises plus cognitive behavioral therapy - are not the therapy
of choice "for all patients with ME/CFS".
"It's a small step for a man, but a" major step
forward in the direction of rational and moral care of patients with
ME/CFS - in Norway, at least.
3. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Meets
The best speaker I ever heard is dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. - whose doctorate was in theology - and there is a fair amount
of videos of films of speeches he made and interviews he gave.
I saw the following item (and series) before, but here
is an interesting interview - in five parts - from the late 1950ies,
which has the added benefit of being fairly close visually to my memory
of how many white folks, also in Holland, looked at the time (and I was
born in 1950, and have a very good visual memory):
This series of programs could be subjected to several
interesting analyses, but I will leave that to you, if thus inclined,
and move to the last item, which is connected to the present item:
4. An ex-Klan leader on the benefits of using one's brain properly
This comes from Australia, and it is a fragment of an interview with
a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan who explains, in 2005, quite fairly,
clearly, honestly and funnily, how he was - eventually - brought
to his senses by the wit, intelligence and courage of a black minister
who had cooperated with Dr. King Jr.:
This is fine humorous stuff, and Mr. Clary deserves
credit for telling it, also in the way he did.