Dr Steven Phillip substack article on Ivermectin - mentions it's nerve remyelination, anti-cancer potential, and use for chronic diseases:
Ivermectin--Upon Neutral Ground
The truth will set you free. But first it will piss you off.
Mar 1, 2022
For example, many may not know that ivermectin, even on its own, has profound anti-cancer effects without significant toxicity, unlike many traditional medications that work against cancer. And when used in combination, it can turn chemotherapy-resistant cancers into chemotherapy-sensitive ones, as well as work synergistically with non-traditional anti-cancer agents, such as dichloroacetate.
Ivermectin can also induce remyelination. Myelin is the lining around nerve cells that gets destroyed in MS—Ivermectin can reverse this in MS animal models. (This is a complex topic beyond the scope of this post, and not without caveats, so I’ll plan to write a separate post about MS soon.) Ivermectin also promotes the regrowth of damaged peripheral nerves and functions as an immunomodulator, meaning that it helps fix an abnormal immune response. And to top it off, “Ivermectin has continually proved to be astonishingly safe for human use.”
Ivermectin is cheap, safe, and effective, with statistically significant benefits demonstrated for Covid patients in many studies. Remdesivir on the other hand, is expensive and carries significant concerns regarding toxicity. Remdesivir also doesn’t demonstrate a statistically significant reduction in mortality, requirement for ventilation, or duration of hospital stay in large rigorously-designed studies of Covid patients, and its use with Covid is recommended against by WHO.
And yet remdesivir retains its emergency use authorization as a treatment for Covid while ivermectin is ridiculed and marginalized.
Not that I’m the final arbiter of anything, but here are my two cents based on my professional experience: I’ve treated about 300 Covid patients to date and have used ivermectin as part of a multi-pronged approach since the first evidence came out for its efficacy.
I consider all my patients to be at high risk given their underlying complex chronic health conditions and many of them have other traditional risks such as obesity, high blood pressure, and heart disease. None have died. I had one patient require a short hospitalization but she came to see me after 5 days into Covid, by which time the inflammatory phase of illness typically begins. She also has an immune system disorder. Like with any other infectious disease, early intervention is imperative.
Do I think that ivermectin is a panacea? No. Have I ever seen it fail in the prophylactic setting? Yes. Would I rely on only ivermectin to treat Covid? Never. Do I think that ivermectin can be a useful agent in our global struggle against Covid? Absolutely yes.
See sections in the wiki:
Ivermectin and cancer
Ivermectin for Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Lyme disease and for nerve remyelination