She was supposed to have died.
Instead, the 48-year-old woman who had been admitted to the intensive care unit at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with sepsis survived.
And all due to Dr. Paul Marik.
“In a situation like this,” Dr. Marik said, “you start thinking out of the box.”
But the treatment he used to save this woman’s life is one that has been in the “box” for far too long now.
You could say it’s the best-kept secret in medicine. One that could be the big answer everyone is looking for.
And not just to saving patients with sepsis, but other life-threatening conditions as well.
Sepsis claims the lives of around 300,000 Americans every year. And it isn’t just a hospital infection, either.
While seniors, babies and those with compromised immune systems are most at risk — it can strike people who appear perfectly healthy. Basically, sepsis is a bacterial infection that overwhelms your body, which can rapidly lead to organ failure and death.
When Dr. Marik encountered the first patient with sepsis whose life he saved (yes, there have been many more), her kidneys and lungs had already failed, and he didn’t expect her to live through the night.
But before he left the hospital that evening, he gave her an infusion of intravenous vitamin C, with an added low-dose of steroids and thiamin.
And it worked! When Dr. Marik returned to the hospital the next day he got “the shock” of his life. She was past the crisis and recovering! Since then, the doctor has used IVC treatments on about 150 people with sepsis — and only one has died.
So why aren’t doctors all over using this cheap and obviously highly effective method of saving lives?
Dr. Marik’s efforts are far from the first time intravenous vitamin C has come to the rescue where sepsis is concerned. And eAlert readers learned about how well it works for this potentially deadly condition over six years ago.
But it seems no matter how amazing the results have been (in treating various cancers as well), the mainstream just won’t fully accept IVC.
For example, one doctor, a professor of surgery who commented on Dr. Marik’s success and the recent publication of his findings, said that if this turns out to be true, it would be an “unbelievably huge deal.” But right now, he said, it’s “preliminary” and needs to be confirmed.
I honestly don’t know what rock these doctors are hiding under, but there are studies up and down the kazoo telling how effective IVC is.
Seven years ago, researchers at The University of Western Ontario told how injections of vitamin C can not only prevent sepsis, but reverse it — exactly what Dr. Marik reported. And three years ago the first phase of an official trial using IVC to treat the condition stated that using infusions of vitamin C to treat sepsis is “safe, well tolerated” and effective. (The vitamin doesn’t have the same effect when taken orally).
But that’s really recent history where this treatment is concerned. As HSI Advisory Panelist Dr. Allan Spreen has told us, it was discovered how IVC can stop sepsis in its tracks over 80 years ago! Imagine how many lives could have been saved if the mainstream wasn’t so pigheaded about only believing in cures that Big Pharma puts out.
Which brings us to another reason why adopting this remedy is taking so long.
As Dr. Marik says about IVC, “Nobody’s going to make money from this.”
So, in effect, the success of vitamin C challenges everything Big Pharma stands for.
While you can’t expect this treatment to be available at every hospital (as it should be!), it’s still gaining some traction. Also, many alternative doctors are offering IVC to treat a variety of illnesses, including cancer, right now.
But we can only hope that sooner, rather than later, infusions of vitamin C will become as common as dispensing aspirin or antibiotics.
“Doctor turns up possible treatment for deadly sepsis” Richard Harris, March 23, 2017, NPR, npr.org