Guaifenesin, familiar to many as the main ingredient in such expectorants as Robitussin, has become the basis of a treatment for a number of varied conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple
chemical sensitivities, and vulvodynia.
The guai protocol has become the subject of a new book by Dr. R. Paul St. Amand, the treatments developer, and Claudia Craig Marek. This book called, "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia" has
been fashioned from the doctors
40 years of experience in using the protocol to treat these disorders. A guai support group on the Internet has brought together hundreds of others who have been using the therapy all over the world
The basic theory behind the protocol is, that all of these conditions are really individual manifestations of a genetic anomaly which effects the bodies ability to excrete phosphates (and perhaps other minerals)
These retained minerals gradually form deposits throughout the body, generating a great variety of troublesome symptoms. The focus on specific organs and systems of the body have long obscured the true nature of this complex and varied syndrome. Throughout all of human history such conditions as rheumatism, growing pains, and neuralgias have been treated locally. Dr. St. Amand's theory's is that these symptoms have just been masking the real underlying cause.
Originally Dr. St. Amand developed his theory while treating a patient with gout. This patient mentioned that the tartar on his teeth could be easily flaked off since he was on his gout medication.
This got Dr. St. Amand thinking about the gout medication's effect on other mineral deposits in the body. The patients other health problems, which now would probably be diagnosed as fibromyalgia, were also
greatly improved by his gout medication. Dr. St. Amand set out to find out why.
He tell some fascinating tales of this journey to discovery of the guai treatment in his book. Everyone thinking of starting the protocol should become familiar with the fascinating story of this search.