Sepsis deaths recorded in England’s hospitals have risen by more than a third in two years, according to data collected by a leading safety expert.
Still largely ignored by most of the global mass media, a quiet revolution is underway in the treatment of sepsis. A life-threatening condition, sepsis occurs when an infection gets out of control and triggers an overwhelming immune response. This can potentially lead to organ failure, amputations, and death.
Responsible for the deaths of more than 250,000 people in the United States and up to 8 million globally each year, sepsis is the leading cause of death among hospitalized patients and a major challenge to hospital intensive care units (ICUs). With over 100 clinical drug trials failing to improve outcomes for sepsis patients over the last 3 decades, and the mortality rate in septic shock, the severe form of the condition, remaining as high as 50 percent, a new approach using a synergistic combination of vitamin C, vitamin B1, and the hormone hydrocortisone is showing remarkable results.
Earlier this year, Paul Anthony Taylor interviewed Dr. Paul E. Marik, the doctor who developed this new approach. Significantly, Marik has described how patients with septic shock, the severe form of the condition, have extremely low serum levels of vitamin C consistent with a diagnosis of scurvy. He says that the remainder of sepsis patients similarly have insufficient levels.
Consistent with Dr. Rath’s Cellular Medicine concept, which explains that the primary cause of today’s most common diseases is a chronic deficiency of vitamins and other specific nutrients, the widespread use of Marik’s sepsis approach could save millions of lives. No less importantly, it would represent yet another key step towards the creation of a new global healthcare system based on natural approaches.