The known side effects of Suramin:
“Suramin causes a fair number of side effects. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, skin tingling, and weakness. Sore palms of the hands and soles of the feet, trouble seeing, fever, and abdominal pain may also occur. Severe side effects may include low blood pressure, decreased level of consciousness, kidney problems, and low blood cell levels.”
Homeopathy and Homeopathic Suramin
The mechanism by which Suramin works on the body of autistic children is not homeopathic, so it cannot be made into a ‘homeopathic remedy’ and be expected to give the effects we observe from its chemical, injection form. Here is why:
‘Homeopathic’ means ‘same suffering’.
It refers to an age-old observation [or law of nature] that:
a substance that creates symptoms in a healthy person can cure those symptoms in a sick person.
This process is explained by another age-old medical observation [or law of nature]:
In tiny amounts, a substance stimulates,
in moderate amounts paralyzes and
in large amounts kills.
Homeopathy uses tiny amounts of substances to stimulate the body to heal itself.
They can be poisonous substances when not highly diluted.
Most substances have the potential to cause symptoms and kill in large enough amounts [water, salt, sugar, chalk, etc]
A substance that can’t cause the symptoms you want to cure can’t be used in nano amounts to cure them via the ‘homeopathic’ healing mechanism.
Suramin doesn’t cause the symptoms we are trying to cure in autism so it can’t work this way when potentized as a homeopathic remedy.
What it seems to do is suppress symptoms in its chemical form. The human body doesn’t heal itself by suppressing its defences. That would be against its interests.
What CAN Homeopathic Suramin Do?
We are not sure yet as there are no reliable provings.
Theoretically, homeopathic Suramin can cure symptoms it can cause, ie the side effects of Suramin.
Homeopathic remedies are too dilute to cause chemical poisonings or side effects. Their only effect is to TREAT those kinds of chemical effects or symptoms that are remarkably like them.
Homeopathy, however, can offer a whole arsenal of remedies that could [in large quantities] cause, and thus CAN stimulate healing of symptoms your autistic child may have.
Homeopathy may also offer a way to heal side-effects of medications & vaccine injury.
It can safely address metal toxicity*1.
And it has a long history in the safe and effective treatment of parasite infestations.
So don’t pin your hopes on Suramin when we have 100s of safe and effective homeopathic remedies.
Why Might Homeopathy Have Been Misunderstood by NDs?
Some conventional meds are incidentally homeopathic:
Ritalin is used to treat hyperactivity and it causes hyperactivity in healthy people [recreational drug ‘Speed’].
Lithium is used to treat bipolar disorders and causes these symptoms in the healthy according to the poisoning and proving records.
Digitalis is used to treat angina and causes angina symptoms in the healthy.
Mercury was used extensively to treat syphilis and causes similar symptoms in the healthy.
The list goes on.
We use many conventional medications as homeopathic remedies [in diluted forms] and I think this is where an oversimplification has started leading to the misunderstanding that you can take any medication and make a homeopathic form and expect it to have the same mechanism of action as the conventional form.
Unfortunately, the active mechanism of most conventional meds is the suppression of chemical production or suppression of the immune system itself [the anti-inflammatory action of steroids or Suramin for example]. The majority of conventional meds don’t have a homeopathic action.
Another exception arises when a conventional medication is used to supplement.
Some homeopaths might use potentised adrenal cortex to attempt to support regeneration of the adrenal cortex or thyroidinum (potentised thyroid) for the thyroid.
We might use ferrum phos to attempt to modulate the body’s relationship to iron (in anemia or iron accumulation disorders), or arsenicum to cause the body to balance arsenic by eliminating it [as with a ‘homeopathic metal detox’].
Some of these methods have been used for a long time, others are more modern and have only anecdotal data to support them.
If a conventional med has a supplementary mechanism it might translate into homeopathic form and have a similar application …
and I think this is where the oversimplification has started. People expect all substances to translate straight to homeopathic forms and have the same medicinal action as they have in chemical form but without the side effects. It’s not the case generally.
So, I’m wondering where Suramin stands. I suspect its action is plain allopathic & suppressive so we could use it in potency to clear the poisoning and side effects of Suramin.
Its HOMEOPATHIC action is unproven.
Will it be useful in autism? Who knows?
That side effects list above most likely tells you what it can treat.
I’m going to hand over to Rowyn Bakwin@ ‘Baby’ Buhner, Cowden, Klinghardt and more Facebook Group to deal with looking at the action of Suramin in its chemical form. [I received permission to copy.]
Suramin, retroviruses, and the cell danger response (CDR)!
“Okay, I promised to teach you all about why we need to be cautious with Suramin, even though it’s showing such promise for chronically activated inflammation (CDR) in autism.
This very old drug is potent for retroviruses like AIDS, yes, and was used back in the 80s in trials. Unfortunately, many of the men in those studies developed significantly worse immunosuppression and the drug was stopped. It is now being investigated again for use with viral infection, at various doses and lengths of time for use.
Let’s explain NOT what it does directly for retroviruses, but what it does to quiet what has been termed the Cell Danger Response (CDR). [my emphasis]
Once we all understand what the CDR is, and why it occurs, everyone will also have a better grasp on how turning this ancient defense mechanism off can have grave consequences over time despite short-term gains.
***Basically, The CDR is a cellular metabolic response, initiated primarily by the mitochondria inside cells, when the cell encounters a chemical, physical, or microbial threat that could injure or kill the cell. So, heavy metals, flame retardants, pesticides, bacteria, viruses, fungus and even psychological trauma can initiate the Cell Danger Response. The TOTAL LOAD of these dangers, and added into this are the genetic weaknesses to things like methylation and detox, determine the strength and form of the danger response.
****When the CDR is activated, MANY metabolic changes occur to try to protect the cell: Cell membranes become stiff and restrict flow of things in and out, production of reactive oxidative species is initiated to try to kill invaders, DNA methylation is altered to try to protect against viral stealth and more. These are all clearly extremely important pathways for normal health and growth. The CDR is maintained over time by something called purigenic signaling, and THIS is where suramin is active. It is an anti-purigenic, amongst other things, and it can and does shut off the message that the CDR needs to be maintained.
***Lets talk about what happens when the CDR is left chronically ON. The mitochondria decrease oxygen consumption (and we know how important these are to energy to the body and brain) and reactive oxidative species are increased, creating more oxidative stress. ATP acts as a main purigenic signaler, and it will stimulate cortisol production independent of the usual ACTH stimulation, causing chronic adrenal stress. Sulfur metabolism becomes disrupted, decreasing the master anti oxidant glutathione. vitamin D metabolism is altered, increasing inflammation and autoimmunity. Folate and B12 metabolism is interrupted, leaving an abnormal SAM/SAH ratio and little SAMe for methyl donation in DNA synthesis reactions and methylation, think about growth and the need for normal DNA and RNA assembly. Histidine is directed into histamine. Arginine will be shunted to produce urea and biologically dangerous amines. Phospholipids, important for cell membranes, are altered. Tryptophan metabolism is skewed and neurotoxic metabolites like QUIN increase. Lysine, cholesterol, vitamin B6, are imbalanced, minerals become wasted, even the gut microbiome is altered by the cell danger response, CDR. When this is chronically turned ON, as it is in many people these days due to their overwhelmed burden of environmental and mental stressors, these important cellular pathways that are now abnormally restricted and dysfunctional, can have profound effect on neurocognitive development and growth. In older people, chronic diseases and autoimmunity occur. Suramin interrupts the puringenic signaling of ATP between cells that keeps this CDR maintained and turned ON.
***Dr Naviaux’s study on 5 autistic kids and Suramin created quite a stir, as turning off that CDR for just that little bit of time brought many of these metabolic abnormalities into better balance. 16 of the 16 metabolites he measured improved. This gives a child’s body the ability to try to heal itself and normalize. So why could this be bad? Because if pathogens and pesticides and metals are still present, and the CDR is turned off so that the cells start to take in the pesticides, allow pathogens to take over DNA replication and to infect cells, the NET total end result may be harm. I finally found the quote he gave in a paper not about Suramin, but about the CDR. The scientific study to read that I used for the above information will be in the first comment.
***As you can imagine, the immediate improvement that chronically ill people are seeing doing retroviral protocols are likely not from the seroconversion of a retrovirus, which can take months to a year or so, but from disabling the CDR. Also, interestingly, these stressors are stored like memories in altered mitochondria, which is why a person can become so very reactive. PS, you should be triggered to think about the fact that CDR is the same thing as MCAS and that CIRS should be included in the whole idea of an abnormally, chronically activated inflammatory response.
#suramin #CDR #retrovirus
Many thanks to Rowyn for this information and her hard work to educate us. You can join her group here.
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1. Evidence for metal elimination through homeopathic potencies: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/096032718700600408; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1297497/;