Marin and I sat down and in November of 2019 and talked about 2020. We laughed at the fact that 2020 should be about vision and creating. Well that’s what we did. We looked at the one thing that could level up the health game for people in Elko and surrounding areas in addition to the services we already offered. We had the discussion that offering a technique to remodel the spine back to a normal and healthy position to reduce pressure on discs, muscles, ligaments, bones and most importantly the nervous system was going to be tough to top. Yet, one thing that we as a family had sought for years was the ability to get nutrients into our system at a fairly healthy dose to elevate our health game any time we traveled or were showing some symptoms of sickness or fatigue. We knew we had to bring this to our community. The more training and research we had done over the years the more confident we were that this was THE way to help people in our community once again level up their health game. Between the power of chiropractic care and now parenteral nutrition, I literally said I would not want for anything more out a healthcare facility then this for my own family. So we began journey to bundle this up and deliver this as an option for our community. After a couple of conversations with two amazing nurse practitioners we decided to get this done.
Dr. John Myer’s was a physician in Baltimore, Maryland who “pioneered the use of intravenous (IV) vitamins and minerals as part of the overall treatment of various medical problems.”1 Dr. Meyers passed away in 1984 but Dr. Alan Gaby, MD took over the care of Myers’ patients and “Over an 11-year period, approximately 15,000 injections were administered in an outpatient setting to an estimated 800-1,000 different patients. Conditions that frequently responded included asthma attacks, acute migraines, fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome), fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, and seasonal allergic rhinitis.”
At the time (2002) over a 16 year period of utilizing a “modified Myers’ cocktail” Dr. Gaby’s clinical results were “presented at more than 20 medical conferences to several thousand physicians.”Dr. Gaby suggests that the benefits of “Intravenous administration of nutrients [are beneficial because they] can achieve serum concentrations not obtainable with oral, or even intramuscular (IM), administration.”The more we researched this the more realized the benefits and that we had to bring this to our community. We also realized that a significant number of patients that we see have significant stomach issues. This compounded many problems for a lot of people as even if they could get the nutrients they needed to address their deficiencies their stomach could not absorb properly or fast enough to have an impact. Dr. Gaby suggests “Nutrients taken up by cells after an IV infusion may eventually leak out again, but perhaps some healing takes place before they do. If cells are repeatedly “flooded” with nutrients, the improvement may be cumulative. It has been the author’s observation that some patients who receive a series of IV injections become progressively healthier. In these patients, the interval between treatments can be gradually increased, and eventually the injections are no longer necessary.”
Dr. Gaby goes on to describe all his clinic success with asthma, fatigue, migraines, fibromyalgia, depression, cardiovascular disease, upper respiratory tract infections, athletic performance and more. Dr. Gaby concludes: “The Myers’ has been found by the author and hundreds of other practitioners to be a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of clinical conditions. In many instances this treatment is more effective and better tolerated than conventional medical therapies.”
It has become clear that a lot of the benefits of the Myers’ Cocktail may be related to the Vitamin C or more specifically a lot of the sickness and disease states that people suffer with may be related to a Vitamin C deficiency or modern day versions of scurvy. Dr. Levy, MD has one of the most exhaustive reviews of Vitamin C in the literature in his book Curing the Incurable. Dr. Levy states: “Man’s body was designed to function best with high blood and cellular levels of vitamin C – synthesized as needed by the liver. Due to an inborn error of metabolism, the vast majority of us no longer have the ability to make it, but that does not lessen our need for vitamin C or the benefits derived form it.”2
The crazy thing is that all mammals can produce vitamin C in their livers except for humans and guinea pigs (who’d of thought). So Vitamin C is known to be essential, meaning that it must be in our diets, consumed or we become deficient. When speaking to many patients we found that the majority were not supplementing Vitamin C at all or consuming citrus on a regular basis.
Dr. Levy goes on to state “many viral infectious diseases have been cured and can continue to be cured by the proper administration of Vitamin C.”2 Gotcha thinking? Well it did us too. When we looked at Vitamin C and its integral role in the immune system like cGMP support for the production of lymphocytes (white blood cells that specialize as B or T lymphocytes), reducing neuramidase to make bacterial membranes more permeable to the immune cells, detoxifying histamine and reducing oxidative stress it did seem as if this vitamin was more of a nutrient. Then discovering vitamin C works by increasing nitrous oxide and hydrogen peroxide inside specialized immune cells called phagocytes that destroys microbes and then to read that white blood cells carry 80 times more vitamin C intracellularly than any other cells in our body it started to stack up. Vitamin C also has been shown to increase prostaglandins that help regulate T lymphocytes, cytokines for antibodies, interferons (that alert immune cells) and so much more we were overwhelmed that this could have significant health impacts.
And in overwhelm, with science and clinical results we decided we need to find a way to get this treatment for you. To invest in you and your health this year was our “2020” vision and that’s exactly what we’ve done.
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In health, in love and light. Cheers to a healthy 2020.
Dr. Todd Wendell
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1 Intravenous Nutrient Therapy: the “Myers’ Cocktail”. Alan R. Gaby, MD. Alternative Medicine Review, Volume 7, Number 5, 2002 pp. 389-403.
2 Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins: Curing the Incurable. Thomas E. Levy, M.D., J.D. 2002.