The foundations of this approach appears contrary to
There may be some merit of these drugs due to
their impact on inflammation may cause the easing of symptoms. At this point
of time, Telmisartan, appears to be the best to investigate
- Ability to cross the brain barrier
- Dosing simplicity of every 12 hrs
- Better than linear plasma concentration with dosage
The general course of treatment
suggested consists of:
- Controlling components of microinflammation
A discussion group on this general approach is available at:
There is a need for regular appropriate monitoring see
research(2004) from Europe has shown that Angiotensin Receptor Blockers have
their anti-inflammatory impact increased significantly with the concurrent use
Public Background Information on MarshallProtocol
This protocol was popularized by Trevor Marshall,
who alleges that he
sarcoidosis and self-treated himself into
remission [According to the NIH "the chance of recovering from the disease is
good. Most often, the disease goes away within a few years." and "Sarcoidosis–whether
acute or chronic–rarely results in death."
exact details of "The Marshall Protocol" does not appear to have been published (and
thus not reviewed by the general medical community) and does not appear to be
- Trevor Marshall is not a MD, "Dr.
Marshall offers a full spectrum of consulting services in technologies
ranging from Internet Infrastructure through RF, Hardware, Software,
- He was also the CEO of
YARC Systems Corporation (OTC: YARC) from
Jan 1988 until it ceased operations in
2000. The SEC Filing describes him as:
"Dr. Trevor G. Marshall has been Chairman of the Board, and Chief
Executive Officer, since he founded Yarc Systems Corporation, Inc. in 1988.
Dr. Marshall has extensive experience starting and managing companies which
specialize in electronic equipment and related parts. Mr. Marshall is also a
Contributing Editor for BYTE.com. He is widely recognized as an industry
expert on LINUX and Internet computing technology, writing a regular column
titled "Trevor's Linux" In addition to Bachelors and Masters degrees in
Engineering from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, Dr. Marshall
holds a Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Western Australia."
It also cites prior legal actions including (see document for full
- "a suit for libel against an individual resident of Denmark"
- "a fine ... against Yarc[Marshall's firm] for disturbing Stantech's
market under the Danish Marketing Act"
- "received a letter from Seiko Epson Corporation and Epson America,
Inc. (collectively "Epson"), alleging that certain Internet domain names
registered by the Company in March 1999 constituted the unlawful use of
the EPSON trademark."
- " received a letter from Visual Edge Technologies Inc., alleging
that an Internet domain name registered by the Company in November 1998
constituted the unlawful use of two trademarks."
- "received a letter from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. ("EFII")
alleging that the Company's
ColorSync technology infringed on patents"
- This legal filing was signed by Trevor. Note: He states (in
2000) that it is a "Doctorate in Philosophy". A PhD means a "Doctorate OF Philosophy IN
[Some area]" See
See www.MarshallProtocol.com and
http://sarcinfo.com for additional
information on the "Marshall Protocol"
RISKS For protocol
described at MarshallProtocol.com
- Major weight gain ( > 30 lbs) has been reported by some CFIDS
patients using Benicar and avoiding vitamin D (see
) -- see
CALCIUM for detail discussion
- Reducing 1,25 D may increase Breast Cancer risk. "a protective
effect of 1,25-D for breast cancer in white women" has been found
- A high percentage of CFIDS have reported loss of strength [suvrey].
This appears to be a by-product of the reduction of vitamin-D
- Medline articles connecting low vitamin D levels with muscle weakness.
- Life-threatening angioedema
is the development of large welts below the surface of the skin, especially
around the eyes and lips.)
I believe that
the this approach has limited merit and huge risks, but because of recent emails from persons
associated with www.MarshallProtocol.com.
There is the appearance of low (or zero) tolerance of
information by some of its advocates to questions or serious issues about the
popularized protocol at that site.
Trevor appears to have filed legal actions against
one or more individuals who are alleged to be critical of this specific protocol [Example of
some filings may be viewed here] as well as
additional litigation. It has been alleged by some
that at least one action was dismissed as a nuisance suit or the suit was withdrawn
when threaten with such a counter motion (i.e. Anti-SLAPP). 2005-01-09
Original 2001 WebSite as PDF for download