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May 26, 2021

Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about fluoroquinolone toxicity or "floxing".

About My Guests:

My guests for this episode are Dr. Mark Ghalili and Jason Sousa.

Mark Ghalili, DO is a Regenerative Medicine Specialist at Regenerative Medicine LA. He pursued his undergraduate studies at the University of California Irvine and then went on to obtain his medical degree at Western University of Health Sciences. As a regenerative medicine specialist, Dr. Ghalili’s passion lies in teaching his patients about chronic disease, prevention, and finding the underlying reasons for an illness. Unfortunately, a monumental event in his own personal life changed his path forever. In late 2016, Dr. Ghalili experienced a severe and common adverse reaction to a widely prescribed antibiotic called Cipro. On his second day of antibiotic treatment, he found himself grasping for life in excruciating pain. This was only the beginning of an onslaught of symptoms that changed his life forever. Dr. Ghalili soon suffered from complete muscle wasting, burning neuropathy, seizures, brain fog, vertigo, blurry vision, and tendon tears in his legs. His life became confined to a wheelchair, crippled and unable to walk. Dr. Ghalili’s only hope was implementing alternative and regenerative therapies, as the traditional medical doctors had no answer for him, nor did they even believe him. Dr. Ghalili went from being confined in a wheelchair, unable to treat patients, living in excruciating pain, to gaining the gift of running again, something he will never take for granted. Dr. Ghalili was persistent to gain his normal life back so he could help millions around the world.

Jason Sousa is a patient advocate and editor of His own health took a sharp decline six months after using a fluoroquinolone antibiotic in 2013. Today, Jason works tirelessly to help others that have been "floxed" to improve the quality of their lives and put an end to their suffering by sharing knowledge and stories of hope.

Key Takeaways:

  • What medications may lead to "floxing"?
  • How common is damage from fluoroquinolone antibiotics
  • What are the symptoms associated with fluoroquinolone toxicity?
  • How long does it take to be "floxed"?
  • How might these medications contribute to CFS/ME?
  • Are there conditions or genetic predispositions that increase the potential for a bad outcome?
  • What is the mechanism of action?
  • Can any labs show that these medications have led to damage?
  • What is the role of fluoride in "floxing"?
  • Do other medications contain fluoride and have similar potential adverse outcomes?
  • Is the damage limited to the tendons?
  • What is the role of magnesium and iron in fluoroquinolone toxicity?
  • How do these drugs impact collagen and structural integrity
  • Is there a connection between fluoroquinolones and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome?
  • Can fluoroquinolones trigger Mast Cell Activation Syndrome
  • How can side effects be minimized?
  • Can supporting the mitochondria lead to improvement?
  • Is there a place for detoxification of fluoride?
  • What is the role of leaky gut and supporting the microbiome
  • Can supplemental collagen be helpful?
  • How can macrophages be shifted to the anti-inflammatory M2 type?
  • Is there a place for IVIG, ozone, Prolozone, HBOT, PEMF, or red light therapy?
  • What is the prognosis for patients?

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Interview Date:

May 25, 2021


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