Vitamin D Protocol
Vitamin D Therapy
Vitamin D is not a vitamin. It is a steroid hormone necessary by our body to regulate 229 functions in each one of our cells, including the cells of our immune system.
Vitamin D is found in small quantities in food and is primarily produced by the skin when exposed to sunlight. This sun exposure is affected by many factors, such as time of day, the popular use of sunscreens and sun protection to prevent skin cancers and geographic location in relation to the equator. It is has been correlated that areas further from the equator have increased incidence of autoimmune conditions, specifically Multiple Sclerosis.
The deficiency of Vitamin D or cholecalciferol leads to an unbalanced immune system allowing infections and autoimmune diseases to occur. Once an autoimmune disease manifests, it may require higher doses of Vitamin D intake for restoration of adequate levels in order to properly modulate the immune system. Higher doses of Vitamin D can be toxic and this type of intervention requires medical supervision and a specific diet.
Cicero Coimbra MD, PhD is a neurologist and professor at the Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Over the past two decades, he has created a clinical protocol to treat autoimmune diseases with the reestablishment of adequate systemic levels of vitamin D. This protocol has been proven to be safe and clinically effective.
With regular teaching and support from Dr. Cicero Coimbra, we offer treatment for Multiple Sclerosis and most other autoimmune diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Psoriasis, Vitiligo, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Sarcoidosis, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Chronic Uveitis, etc.
Our team can provide consultations in English, Portuguese and Spanish.