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01-16-2013, 05:44 PM   #1
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LDA Immunotherapy Dr Shrader

Consider LDA Immunotherapy developed by Dr Shrader.
LDA Immunotherapy is not LDN (low dose naltrexone)

The success rate of LDA Immunotherapy is documented to be 80%. It is easy and very inexpensive, consisting of a shot once every other month for 1 to 2 years...so 6 to 12 shots total.

Dr Shrader developed a specific bacterial LDA mix just for Crohn's and has achieved amazing results.

The forum won't let me post links as I am new to the group....so you will have to just google for "Shrader LDA Immunotherapy"

At drshrader (dot) com you will be able to find all kinds of info on LDA.

Google for "shrader lda physicians" to find a list of physicians across the USA that use LDA Immunotherapy.

Feel free to contact me directly if you have questions about my own experience with LDA Immunotherapy. In short it brought me back from the dead.
01-16-2013, 08:23 PM   #2
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Hi there. How about sharing your experiences here?

Are the injections cutaneous or something else? And are the bacteria he injects alive or dead?

Thanks.
01-16-2013, 09:09 PM   #3
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Yeah please do.
I'm sure we would all like to hear your experience
01-16-2013, 09:09 PM   #4
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You bet David. The LDA injection consists of one tiny little bitty shot just under the skin. It literally takes all of 5 seconds. I don't know if the bacteria mix is alive or dead, but frankly I don't care...cause it works!

My story goes something like this:
One year ago, I barely had the strength to walk into Dr. Brian Lamkin's office in Edmond OK. But let me back up just a bit...I had been basically confined to my bed for 2 years. I had become allergic/intolerant/sensitive to a wide variety of chemicals, outdoor stuff, pets, and all but 4 foods.....I had horrible bowel troubles, debilitating fatigue, brain fog that felt like dementia, I developed a nystagmus, my balance and vision were both completely whacked out, and many other symptoms I have thankfully forgotten.

After 18 doctors...GI specialists, neurologists, ENTS, brain surgeons, audiologists, neuroopthalmologists, immunologists, etc, untold amounts of steroids and antibiotics, I finally made my way to the Environmental Health Center of Dallas.
Within 15 minutes, Dr. Rea asked "have you had your house tested for toxic mold?" I said "no, why would I, my house is brand new"...he said "because you have it, your symptoms are classic"
He told me to have my house tested and if he was correct, then I needed to move out right away.

I did have it tested and well, it did turn out that I had toxic black mold behind some sheetrock in my brand new house. Toxic black mold produces neurotoxins that screw up your bodies immune system, and can cause wide ranging and horrible symptoms. In my case, these neurotoxins triggered an auto-immune epidemic in my body along with debilitating neurological symptoms.

I spent the next year trying to detox and supplement my way to health, but I did not begin to get well, until I stumbled on Dr Shraders website, and found an LDA Immunotherapy doctor in my area.

Dr. Lamkin wisely chose appropriate LDA mixes that targeted my precise needs. There are a large number of LDA mixes that target a wide variety of auto-immune type illnesses. There are special mixes for things like Crohn's and PANDAS and other very specific conditions.

LDA is called EPD in Europe and has been used for over 20 years.

I kid you not, within 10 days of my first LDA injection, nearly all my food sensitivities had disappeared or were dramatically muted. I have been on LDA for a little over one year now, and I consider myself 90% normal. I have some residual chemical sensitivities, but I have been assured that these are typically the last to go and should resolve this year.

My doctor said that he has 6 Crohn's patients who were considered critical or the severe of the severe. He stressed the fact that these patients were very severe, were extremely weak, emaciated and had tried other therapies before consulting him. Using primarily LDA immunotherapy, he has been able to reverse the Crohn's and all patients are living a fairly normal life. He might have also used LDN (low dose naltrexone), but the primary therapy was LDA immunotherapy

I don't understand why exactly LDA is so successful with Crohn's, but something about a component of Crohn's being cell mediated and not IG, and thus LDA is often very successful....it is my understanding that according to the literature LDA has an 80% success rate with most auto-immune disorders.

LDA is not covered by most insurance's, however the cost is very affordable. You take one shot every other month, and the cost of each shot is about $200.

LDA Immunotherapy has given me my life back, and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
01-17-2013, 09:08 AM   #5
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Thanks Scott. Please give this a read and see what you think. I'm just wondering if there is some overlap.
01-17-2013, 10:13 AM   #6
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Well David I don't know how much overlap there might be in the science behind therapies, I am not scientifically trained, so I am unable to speak to that.

But I do know that LDA has been used in Europe since the 1960's with great success, and I also know that in the 1990's Dr. Shrader had a clinic trial in the USA with over 10,000 patients and the overall success rate was near 80% within 1 year of beginning therapy. It actually has only a 5% failure rate.
Furthermore, there has never been even a single case of any remotely serious adverse reaction to LDA.

LDA is super safe, non-toxic, and extremely easy for the patient to take, not to mention quite affordable for most folks.

I would suggest that anyone with Crohn's or any other auto-immune disorder has absolutely nothing to lose by trying LDA.
01-17-2013, 10:17 AM   #7
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Here is my layman's understanding of how LDA works. I could be completely off on this, and my explanation would likely make Dr Shrader cringe, but here goes....

LDA does not work at the Ig level, but instead at the T Cell level.

The way LDA works is to stimulate the production of new helper T cells. Our old T cells have bad memories, they think we are sensitive or intolerant or allergic to certain things in the environment, sometimes hundreds of things. Imagine if your body is reacting even slightly to 300 different foods, inhalants, pets, and common chemicals like perfume or scented laundry detergent. This extreme immune system reaction leads to a whole host of bodily dysfunctions including pervasive micro inflammation and neuro-muscular responses that cause incredible pain and much more. Well this very type of scenario seems to be a commonality between all auto-immune disorders.

So LDA injects you with about 5,000 different low dose antigens, (foods, chemicals, pets, inhalants, bacteria) so low that even your current immune system won't react, and then the LDA mix has an enzyme that stimulates the production of new helper T cells.

The new T cells learn that you are not allergic/intolerant/sensitive to all those antigens. So the idea is to let all your old bad memory T cells die, and load your body up with new T cells that have good memories.

It can literally permanently turn off all allergies/reactions/sensitivities/intolerance's.

Once the reactions have been turned off, then the inflammation in your body goes away and you heal.
01-17-2013, 10:26 AM   #8
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Yeah please do.
I'm sure we would all like to hear your experience
Thanks Moe....I hope this helps!
01-17-2013, 10:36 AM   #9
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LDA Immunotherapy is extremely in-expensive (darn cheap as a matter of fact) and yet powerfully effective against a wide variety of auto-immune disorders. LDA Immunotherapy consists of 6 shots over the course of one year. Each shot cost about $200. 80% of people are cured after the first year. The other 20% just takes a bit longer. The failure rate is 5%

LDA Info: LDA is called EPD in Europe and has been used for over 20 years.
http://www.drshrader.com/ProblemsWeTreat.htm

Technical Details of LDA
http://www.drshrader.com/lda_therapy.htm

A List of Doctors Nationwide that use LDA Immunotherapy:
http://www.drshrader.com/lda_physicians.htm
01-17-2013, 11:15 AM   #10
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Dr. Wycoff does a nice little video on LDA Immunotherapy. He mentions IBS and Crohn's at about the 4:30 mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hdwRQj1C4A
01-17-2013, 11:40 AM   #11
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Here is a video of myself doing a pull-up routine. No comments about my plush arm pit hair please I put links below the video to both LDA Immunotherapy as well as to Toxic Mold information.

The pull-up video is significant because I was confined to bed for two years, had become totally emaciated and basically had to come to terms with my death. However, thanks to one year of LDA Immunotherapy I was able to complete the P90X exercise program.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p40vLD8jcqw
01-18-2013, 12:36 AM   #12
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This looks awesome I'll have to do some research, wonder if it's avail in Australia?
01-18-2013, 09:54 AM   #13
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Give Dr Shraders office a call and see if he knows about Australia
Telephone
505-983-8890
http://www.drshrader.com/
01-18-2013, 09:55 AM   #14
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The Wiki article on EPD or LDA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enzyme_...esensitization
01-18-2013, 06:06 PM   #15
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LDA Immunotherapy is called EPD Enzyme Potentiated Desensitisation in countries other than the USA

A nice break down of the how's and why's of LDA/EPD here:
http://www.drmyhill.co.uk/wiki/Enzym...-_how_it_works
01-18-2013, 07:03 PM   #16
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Dr. Myhill in the UK speaks just a bit about EPD/LDA being used to treat Crohn's and ulcerative colitis

http://www.drmyhill.co.uk/wiki/Crohn...ental_approach
01-21-2013, 10:03 AM   #17
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For those of you looking for EPD in the UK, Dr. Myhill's office sent me this list of EPD (called LDA Immunotherapy in the USA) doctors.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0-U...RtWXhYOGs/edit

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0-U...1qOHhjX0E/edit

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0-U...FMUkxpVG8/edit
01-21-2013, 05:20 PM   #18
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good story here about a Crohn's survivor and how they got well using LDA Immunotherapy... a quote from th article

"I am no longer starving and I have not had a Crohn’s flare-up in over ten years; that is good enough for me. "

http://www.food-allergy.org/story.html
03-29-2013, 07:34 PM   #19
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I have Crohn's. I went to see Dr. Shrader in Nov. He did my work up and put me on inhalants and foods to start. i just had my very first LDA injection yesterday. I have a lot of faith in this treatment and will be excited to see how my journey goes.
03-29-2013, 07:43 PM   #20
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My LDA physician, who works directly with Dr Shrader, uses what's called the
"bacteroides mix"....He says "Historically, this mix works well for bowel problems including IBS, Crohn's, and ulcerative colitis. It may help arthritis as well."

My experience with LDA has been incredibly and dramatically positive...an amazingly wonderful therapy....non-toxic and never ever any even half way serious side effects.

Keep us updated and good luck!
03-29-2013, 07:57 PM   #21
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I wish I could find somewhere in aus that does lda but Havnt been able to
03-29-2013, 08:13 PM   #22
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Do this, seriously. Print off all the information you can from Dr Shraders website:

http://www.drshrader.com/
http://www.drshrader.com/ProblemsWeTreat.htm
http://www.drshrader.com/pr03.htm
http://www.drshrader.com/pr02.htm
http://www.drshrader.com/autoimmune_diseases.htm

And then search around to find the most "progressive" physicians in your area...look for a small family practice, like where the wife is the office manager and the husband is doctor (or visa versa), look for those who are doing things a bit different....look for one's who are into preventative, longevity type medicine...those who are into nutritional stuff and also those who recommend and sell supplements. Usually they will have this type of information on their website. You might look for those who do NOT take any type of insurance.

Take the info you have printed and tell them that you want to get this therapy...tell them about the 80% success rate that it has with not only your disorder, but with many auto-immune disorders....my sister did this, and her doctor was actually quite excited to learn about it. He called Dr Shrader, who holds the patent on the LDA mixes, and doctor Shrader set him up with all the info and training....according to my doctor is was really easy to do.

Certain doctors will be very open and actually thankful for the info and you will end up to be their favorite patient!
03-29-2013, 08:45 PM   #23
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Hello again We may need to go the route and use the "bacteroides mix" but right now Dr. Shrader wants to start me out of foods and inhalants. Bsed on all the research I have done i have a feeling I will need the "bacteroides mix" I will be heading down to NM again in Nov to see Dr. Shrader. by then I will have had my 4th shot and will be getting my 5th the end of Nov. I will be really interested to see how I feel doing just the foods and inhalants. I know someone else with crohn's that has been doing LDA with the "bacteroides mix" for 13 years and has been flare free all that time because of LDA! I am pretty sold on it. I have also been on LDN since July and notice a change but not enough that is why I am doing the LDA.
03-29-2013, 08:49 PM   #24
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If you have an integrative MD in your area Joshuaa you might want to talk to them about taking this on. My doc was wanting to help me. All I had to do was order the physicians instruction booklet from Dr. Shrader which was sent to my doc. he has read the book and called Dr. Shrader's office and he is treating me here in my home town so I do not have to travel for treatment.
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scottchopchop,

What did you eat after the 3 critical days? I am eating some exotic meat and a VMD flour mix for baked goods to play it safe as well as some shot time veggies.

My Crohn's symptoms from food sensitivities result in wicked abdominal pain with vomiting. We have a lot of faith that LDA will help. i JUSt had my first shot on Thursday and I am feeling VERY tired, brain fog like and weak which I know is to be expected after. Did you have these symproms post shot? I wonder how long they will last.

A really good resource is:
http://www.food-allergy.org/story.html
05-09-2013, 08:15 AM   #26
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Here is a video of myself doing a pull-up routine. No comments about my plush arm pit hair please I put links below the video to both LDA Immunotherapy as well as to Toxic Mold information.

The pull-up video is significant because I was confined to bed for two years, had become totally emaciated and basically had to come to terms with my death. However, thanks to one year of LDA Immunotherapy I was able to complete the P90X exercise program.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p40vLD8jcqw
thanks for sharing your story here. I am so hopeful that my son will have a similar come back. He has been close to bed ridden for almost two years. he is very thin and has little muscle. Luckily he is very bright and has managed to maintain his spirits pretty well. I often wonder how he will react if he becomes well and can begin to do all the things he has been missing out on for so long. Our hopes have been dashed so many times I am am anxious to be hopeful for LDA and LDN to work for him , just have to sit tight and be patient. Thanks for all the inspiring stories. Have checked for mold. nothing substantial , but it is an old house adn I think moving would benifit us. all the best.
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05-09-2013, 09:34 AM   #27
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Slight amounts of what most consider safe molds, like alternaria, would send me downhill quickly, pre-LDA. In my opinion if there is a higher mold spore count inside the house versus in the outside air, then a compromised persons body will find it hard to get well. The absolute best testing and report that I have found comes from:
EMLab P&K
6310 Rothway St., Houston, TX 77040
(800) 651-4802 Fax (623) 780-7695
www.emlab.com

EM Lab can direct you to a mold tester that uses their "Mold Score" reporting method.

I also would decline when in the presence of natural gas. An all electric house was a must. No gas hot water tank, no gas cooking stove, no gas central heat, no gas clothes dryer, and for sure no "ventless" gas heating allowed. The natural gas would cause a tremendous amount of irritation in my guts and cause lots of brain fog and fatigue. Most scented laundry detergents, softeners, dryers sheets would do the same.

And somehow along the way, I figured out that ozone, like from an ozone generator was also a problem for me.
05-21-2013, 06:53 PM   #28
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Hi,

We have 4 year old daughter with severe food allergies. We are meeting Dr. Rea at Dallas Environmental Health Center to test for allergies. She is allergic to eVery food we tested. We read about LDA and some success stories. I want to write to this forum to talk to some of you to understand ur experiences with LDA and viewpoints. If you open to talk to us, could you pl send me message so we can get connected. Appreciate your help.
05-21-2013, 09:35 PM   #29
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Hi Bunny. I was a patient of Dr. Rea. I love him! A great guy and honestly I think he saved my life. I had been to 20 doctors trying to figure out what was wrong with me, and Dr. Rea was the first and only one to tell me to check for mold in my home. Dr. Rea was absolutely correct..I did have mold in my home and it was killing me. I had become allergic to all but 4 foods, all sorts of weed/trees/grasses etc as well as most chemicals. I took all sorts of allergy testing with Dr. Rea and was giving myself something like 10 injections per day. I did not however get well. I did not begin to get well until I found LDA Immunotherapy. LDA has been an absolute miracle for me as well as my son and my wife too. We cannot recommend LDA highly enough. I have one piece of advice for you and it is this....do whatever it takes to start doing LDA! It is worth it and your son will get well. Feel free to email me directly if you want more info or have questions. [email protected] you might also read this ladies story here:http://www.food-allergy.org/story.html
05-22-2013, 06:47 PM   #30
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Scott,

Thank you so much for the quick response. I will send you an email with all my questions regarding LDA.

Regards,
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