Knowing appropriate dosages is important to practitioners and patients because dosages are mission critical for achieving therapeutic effects. Estimating dosages is something we all must do and the most basic thing we do that with is our water intake. What is the right amount of water (dosage) a person should drink a day? What dosage of sun? These are important questions that doctors often answer in a wrong way.
In pharmaceutical medicine the principle way of measuring the critical dose of a medicine would be the measure the minimum necessary for therapeutic effect. That is an important dosage because what comes with increasing dosages of synthetic chemicals (all pharmaceuticals are mitochondrial poisons) is increasing side effects and increasing chances a person can die from prescribed medicines. Last time it was counted 108,000 people in America alone die from properly prescribed pharmaceutical medicines. Plenty of people die just from taking widely recommended aspirin and other over the counter medicines.
There are more than 75,000 ER visits a year due to Tylenol overdoses causing serious health emergencies, including liver failure and death. There hasn’t been a person who has died from an iodine overdose in 50 years yet there are plenty of doctors who are afraid prescribe iodine. To add insult to injury that one iodine death was an intentional attempt at suicide. There really is no such thing as safe drugs for “Safe” Pharmaceutical Poisons Don’t Exist but there is a host of safe but powerful natural substances that Mother Nature gives us to heal ourselves.
The top five causes of poisoning in a recent study were,
in order, antidepressant medications, analgesics such
as aspirin, street drugs, cardiovascular drugs and alcohol.
Royal Society of Chemistry
That is what happens when you deal with dangerous drugs. After 400 years modern medicine is having a problem with its own paradigm, “The dose makes the poison.” One of the reasons is that the art, science and absurdity of using poisons as medicine has been clouded with the fact that most city dwellers are already filled with poisons from the air and water they are exposed to so adding more poisons to a person’s already sky high toxic burden just does not work.
The dose makes the poison is a well ridden concept but helping people is what medicine is supposed to be about. The word poison was first recorded in Middle English in a work composed around 1200. A poison is any substance which, when introduced into or absorbed by a living organism, destroys life or injures health. Poison is defined as any substance capable of producing a morbid, noxious or deadly effect. A poison is a material that inhibits other substances, especially enzymes, and the vital biochemical processes they are involved in. Enzymes are crucial because every chemical change that takes place to repair tissue or to assimilate food involves the activity of enzymes. Without enzyme activity there is no biological activity, no life.
The effects of poisons can be quick or extremely slow – building gradually up creating low grade debilitation diseases like in chronic fatigue syndrome or devastating neurological disorders like MS, ALS, and Alzheimer’s disease. Nothing will burn up a neuron faster than heavy metal mercury, which is injected into babies starting at six months of age. Vancouver neuroscientist Dr. Chris Shaw shows a link between the aluminum hydroxide used in vaccines, and symptoms associated with Parkinson’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease), and Alzheimer’s.
Wrong Dosages Wrong Medical Concepts
It is thought that if the dose is low enough, even a highly toxic substance will cease to cause a harmful effect. The toxic potency of a chemical is thus ultimately defined by the dose (the amount) of the chemical that will produce a specific response in a specific biological system. “In all of these debates, the key point that is not often understood is that it’s the dose that makes the poison,” says Dr. Carl Winter, an expert in toxicology at the University of California, Davis. “The tendency is to exaggerate toxicity. It’s a slippery slope where to draw the line on what represents a legitimate concern and what restrictions should apply.” This is of course not true for something as strong as plutonium. The crucial issue with plutonium is not volume or mass—it’s toxicity.
The Romans were aware that lead could cause serious health problems, even madness and death. However, they were so fond of its diverse uses that they minimized the hazards it posed. What they did not realize was that their everyday low-level exposure to the metal rendered them vulnerable to chronic lead poisoning, even while it spared them the full horrors of acute lead poisoning. Roman engineers in the end brought down the Roman Empire when they replaced their stone aqueducts with lead pipes for the transport and supply of drinking water, thus turning much of the Roman population into neurological cripples.
“The prolonged effects of low grade concentrations of toxic substances depend on individual susceptibility,” says Professor I. M. Trakhtenberg from the former Soviet Union. The science of low-level toxicity shows that it matters what is happening on the parts per million, per billion and even per trillion level. As our instruments have become infinitely more sensitive, scientists have been able to penetrate into new worlds of chemical sensitivity that Paracelsus could not have possibly imagined. What industry and government have hidden in the low numbers seen in parts per million becomes astronomical when calculated and plotted out as parts per trillion.
“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” is a phrase that many feel contains more than a grain of truth. It describes the theory of hormesis — the process whereby organisms exposed to low levels of stress or toxins becomes more resistant to tougher challenges. It is a cousin concept for “The dose makes the poison.”
In recent years biologists have pieced together a clear molecular explanation of how hormesis works thus the theory has finally been accepted as a fundamental principle of biology and biomedicine. An example of this principle is seen when exposing mice to small doses of gamma ray radiation shortly before irradiating them with very high levels of gamma rays actually decreases the likelihood of cancer. A similar effect occurs when dioxin is given to rats.
It is thought that a low dose of a poison can trigger certain repair mechanisms in the body, and these mechanisms, having been initiated, are efficient enough that they not only neutralize the toxin’s effect, but can even repair other defects not caused by the toxin. Nice theory to justify poisoning people and taking pot luck at achieving exactly the right dose. It makes much more sense to dance with magnesium and other extraordinarily safe substances that don’t poison the patient.
Calculating Dosages for Natural Medicine
Measuring critical dosages, when one uses natural medicines is the maximum that can be taken to achieve the needed therapeutic effect. In Natural Allopathic Medicine we often take doses to exceedingly high levels without the side effects found in pharmaceuticals that are an ever-present danger even at very low doses.
Magnesium, hydrogen and everything else in my Natural Allopathic protocol are lifesaving; it is as simple as that. The secret to safe and effective medicine is found in using medicinal substances that do not have side effects in reasonable doses meaning they are not poisons. This is the very meaning of safe, something that will not harm or hurt you. The key to any natural protocol is getting the doses high enough however with most substances it is best to start out low and get used to each substance and then slowly bring the doses up.
Auroleus Phillipus Theostratus Bombastus von Hohenheim, immortalized as “Paracelsus” and sometimes called “the father of toxicology,” was born in 1493. Paracelsus, a Swiss doctor, pioneered the use of chemicals and minerals in medicine. Paracelsus was the first to say, “It depends only upon the dose whether a poison is a poison or not. A lot kills; a little cures.” So he would take a very toxic substance like mercury and use it to cure epilepsy, something no one in his right mind would do now.
The assumption that poisons can be used safely is modern man’s Pandora’s Box; once opened the most greedy power hungry industrialists felt free to use poison in everything from house hold products like soap and shampoo to putting it directly in our foods, medicines and even drinking water.
 EPA Journal – May 1985. Lewis, Jack.