ECLAMPSIA AND PRE-ECLAMPSIA
by Lawrence Wilson, MD
© March 2011, The Center For Development
Eclampsia and pre-clampsia are conditions that occur during pregnancy. The most important symptoms are high blood pressure and protein in the urine, often accompanied by swelling or edema. This is called pre-eclampsia, or toxemia of pregnancy. If it progresses to seizures, it is called eclampsia, and the risk of death rises.
Thousands of women around the world suffer from eclampsia or pre-eclampsia each year. The medical profession has no idea what causes it. However, in reality it is a disease of malnutrition, and nothing much else.
RESEARCH BY TOM BREWER, MD
From 1963 to 1976, Dr. Tom Brewer conducted research and demonstrated that if a woman eats correctly, with enough high quality animal protein, in particular, the risk of eclampsia and pre-eclampsia decrease greatly. He noted that women with eclampsia and pre-eclampsia had low serum albumin. He also found that vitamin B6 and magnesium were quite important. Using a high-protein diet, with supplementary magnesium and B6, he found he could easily reverse this serious and possibly fatal condition within a few days, often.
Dr. Brewer wrote about this in Metabolic Toxemia of Late Pregnancy: A Disease Of Malnutrition (Keats Publishing, 1982), and co-authored What Every Woman Should Know: The Truth About Diet And Drugs in Pregnancy (Penguin Books, 1985), and The Brewer Medical Diet For Normal And High Risk Pregnancy (Simon And Schuster, 1983).
A copper connection. Animal protein, vitamin B6 and adequate magnesium can help to reduce copper toxicity. Copper tends to increase during pregnancy, particular near the end of pregnancy.
There is no need for any woman to develop eclampsia or pre-eclampsia. The fact that it is still a serious complication of pregnancy is the result of the ignorance of physicians as to the importance of a proper diet and nutritional supplementation.