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Didn't get my answer to my request regarding Dr Whitaker's usage of glutithione for Parkinsons disease.
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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 8 years ago
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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 8 years ago
This therapy is performed at the Whitaker wellness institute.
Here is a page on the results
http://www.whitakerwellness.com/our-therapies/a-remarkable-therapy-for-parkinsons-disease/
As you will notice, the only study cited was in 9 patients only. Who all improved symptomatically. The effects wore off after several months.
Glutathione is an antioxidant that has a multitude of beneficial effects and is part of an adjunctive treatment program for many conditions.
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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 8 years ago
Here are several ways to contact the center
Ask them what the protocol is, how much, how often, etc. Act like a potential patient.

By Mail

Whitaker Wellness Institute
Attention: Patient Services
*****
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Located right next to John Wayne—Orange County Airport

By Telephone

To learn more about how the Whitaker Wellness Institute can benefit you, call us at:

In the United States and Canada,
(###) ###-####

All others please call
(###) ###-####

By Email

*****@******.***


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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 8 years ago
Glutathione is an anti-oxidant.
Some practitioners do a series of injections of glutathione for everything from liver disease to parkinson's treatment. Dr. Whitaker is one of these. His contact information is above.
There is no standardized protocol for this treatment, it depends on the doc.
There are no clinical trials that show effectiveness.
The study that Whitaker cites was on only 9 patients who reported an improvement in symptoms that wore off after several months. So one would presumably have to continue injections indefinitely to maintain results, although we don't know if it would stop working under those circumstances. We have had parkinson's patients in our practice who have tried this treatment and almost every other alternative therapy. All have had some beneficial effect, many wear off.
To contact Whitaker as a patient, see the above contact information, and I will repeat it here, just in case.
Here are several ways to contact the center
Ask them what the protocol is, how much, how often, etc. Act like a potential patient.

By Mail

Whitaker Wellness Institute
Attention: Patient Services
*****
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Located right next to John Wayne—Orange County Airport

By Telephone

To learn more about how the Whitaker Wellness Institute can benefit you, call us at:

In the United States and Canada,
(###) ###-####

All others please call
(###) ###-####

By Email

*****@******.***


Good luck hope this works

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