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Patricia Kane protocol

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Background

  • The Patricia Kane protocol, often called the PK protocol, is a three-part program to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurological disorders. It includes multiple daily infusions of intravenous (IV) phosphatidylcholine (often referred to as PC or PhosChol) and glutathione, a special nutrient-dense diet that limits the intake of carbohydrates and oral supplements.
  • Patricia Kane, Ph.D., has claimed that this protocol "successfully reverses" ALS and has improved symptoms connected with other neurological problems, such as microbial infections, chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS), Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, autism, mood disorders, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and multiple sclerosis.
  • Patricia Kane specializes in treating metabolic disorders and lipid disturbances with targeted nutritional intervention. (There is a lack of information about the area in which Kane earned her Ph.D.) She and her husband, Edward Kane, promote their New Jersey-based business, BodyBio, which provides nutritional diagnostic reports to healthcare providers. The company also manufactures and sells vitamins, minerals, and supplements to providers and consumers. Information on this site states that Kane's primary interest is in fatty acids, nutritional biochemistry, cell membrane function, and neurological disturbances and that she has long been interested in seizure disorders, autism, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis (MS), ALS, Parkinson's, CFIDS, and heavy metal toxicity.
  • Patricia Kane, with coauthors Neal Speight, M.D., and John S. Foster, has written two books: one version for healthcare providers and one version for patients. Both are titled The Detoxx Book: Detoxification of Biotoxins in Chronic Neurotoxic Syndromes.
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References

Natural Standard developed the above evidence-based information based on a thorough systematic review of the available scientific articles. For comprehensive information about alternative and complementary therapies on the professional level, go to www.naturalstandard.com. Selected references are listed below.

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