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Prion Diseases, What Are They?
Dr Pedram Shojai is speaking with Dr. Greg Eckel, a naturopath and licensed acupuncturist whose wife Sarieah, suddenly fell ill while vacationing on their Spring Break in May 2017. After much testing and searching, the diagnosis resulted in Creutzfeldt-Jakob’s Disease, (CJD). A rare disease occurring in only about one out of a million people. It is a degenerative disease which has always resulted in death with a rapid progression of dementia. This shocking news forced them into a surreal journey of grasping for straws for survival and searching for hope of recovery.
Greg, the Naturopath, is wearing many additional hats these days, some that none would choose. As a naturopath, he is running every imaginable test possible in a gallant effort to save his beloved wife and mother of his 5 children. Her name means Pilades, like the constellation. Maybe it’s caused by mold, or perimenopause, hormonal imbalance, or PTSD, maybe it’s a psychiatric disorder. None of them are providing any clues or improvements. Some small temporary wins were provided through a homeopathic brain protocol. In this race against time, a hyperbaric chamber is added to their home, Greg is trying some IV therapy using stem cells and DMSO. It’s all observation and currently no clinical trials to refer to.
This disease is more commonly known in animals as Mad Cow disease, as chronic wasting disease in deer, or as scrapie in sheep. There is little known about the cause and transmission of this rare, rapidly progressive, incurable condition that involves prions. Prions are misfolded proteins in the brain and is considered to be an infectious condition commonly found in three different places; in our environment, on surgical equipment, and in the blood supply. Prions have no genetic makeup of their own which also causes some of the confusion around it being infectious. It does not spread by typical airborne communicable means such as a sneeze. It is found to be linked to conditions like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. It appears to have three possible triggers; contagious, or genetic or spontaneous, nobody really knows for certain.
As would be expected, any and all avenues are being researched and tried in hopes of finding a cure. Familial patterning seems to play into Sarieah’s past given that her father and a healthy, and fit brother each had an an early death around the age of 43, her current age, it’s a spooky reality about this situation.
Prions are quite indestructible, they can’t be killed by boiling, kryonic freezing, nor bleaching, nothing has worked to kill prions. The studies have all been observational and theoretical because of it. DMSO may help, maybe HOCL (anhydrous chloride) which naturally surrounds viruses in our bodies when a virus is detected. So far the best hope is to deactivate the prions because they cannot be killed. The family is trying a DMSO nasal spray in an effort to help others with this dreadful disease.
If you have any way to provide some love and financial support it is gratefully appreciated and needed. Please visit and share this winning category: gofundme.com/sarieah. We are entering a potentially exciting realm in medicine. Sarieah calls herself a professional love beamer. Thank you in advance for your support.