The strange, stubborn horse, 1991.

Unknown World
8 06 1991
This strange, stubborn healer

Anna Ostrzycka

This is the story of a man who devoted the last forty years of his life to helping sick people on whom official medicine has often put a cross. It is also a story of how an all-powerful bureaucracy, tied to established patterns of thinking, can nullify someone's years of effort and condemn him to environmental ostracism.

He has been written about many times - nothing always in a thoughtful and responsible manner. The article "Who are you, Dr. P.?" printed 25 years ago in "Gazeta Zielono górska", whose author reneged on his word and revealed the name and address of the publication's protagonist, caused the house of Dr. Tadeusz Podbielski in Miedzyrzecz Wielkopolski to be swarmed by crowds. Heavily ill people stood at the doors and windows day and night; begging for help. The preparations applied by Dr. Podbielski, containing micronutrients, brought him not only fame, but also brought him serious trouble. One day - it was just twenty-five years ago - a police team showed up at his apartment.

More than a thousand letters of thanks from trauma patients were seized, along with Dr. Podbielski's thick briefcase with his personal notes. For several months, the prosecutor and MO officers went out of their skins to find proof in the pile of correspondence and other notes that the provincial veterinarian, helping people selflessly (he charged only for the preparation), had harmed his patients, which would make it possible to bring him to justice. Such evidence was lacking. Nonetheless, the prosecutor drew up an indictment, initiating a series of trials against the "quack", who he accused of practicing his activities without the authority provided by the Law on the Medical Profession. Fortunately, the courts showed much more common sense and ordinary human sensitivity in this case.
Decisions were made acquitting the accused and discontinuing the proceedings against him.

There is much in this fate of the struggles that have also become the lot of Professor Tolpa, who has devoted his life to researching the peat preparation. But Prof. Tolpa is close to winning. True, a bitter one, since it was bought by years of struggle against other people's envy and official callousness, but a victory nonetheless. What remains for Dr. Podbielski today is the gratitude of traumatized patients and the support of enthusiasts like him from the medical community. For the Ministry of Health, for the experts on the Medicines Commission, he still remains just a "judgy, stubborn horse" - as one ? ministry officials in a private conversation with a reporter seven years ago. This is how the man who received an official patent in 1977 for his micronutrient preparations described as a biogenic stimulant, and continues to use them today for the benefit of patients, was and continues to be treated for many years.

Dr. Tadeusz Podbielski's great adventure with micronutrients, and later the passion of his life, began after World War II. At that time he had a beautiful occupation record (he was active in the resistance movement, helping prisoners of war escape from the camps). In 1945, as a veterinarian, he was delegated to the Western Territories to organize the state veterinary service there. The district was vast, 70 kilometers from north to south and 30 from east to west. People were drawn here from all parts of Poland.

He soon observed a strange and disturbing thing at the same time: in some villages the cattle did not want to eat even the beautiful grass, and in winter, even though they were lying up to their ears in hay, they got thin and died of hunger. Elsewhere, for that matter, it devoured even the stumps and rotten rags. Many animals died, and the use of available remedies had no effect. Ca worse people were also getting sick in these areas.

- It oppressed me," he mentioned years later. - I wondered how to prevent it. And then it occurred to me that the local soil must be lacking something.

In 1950, he took samples of soil, grass, hay and water. Tests conducted at the Institute of Cultivation and Fertilization in Poznań confirmed his suspicions.

Cobalt was not found in the samples provided, and other needed elements were also missing.
This prompted Dr. Podbielski to administer copper preparations to cattle, but after the law was not satisfactory. Finally, he obtained cobalt - considered toxic at the time and not used in medicine. He tested the prepared solution on himself. He was seconded by his wife, a faithful companion in life and work. The dose was just right!

He began to try the preparation on animals. And lo and behold, a "miracle" happened. Horses and cows, pigs and sheep regained their appetite, gained weight, in the case of cows their milk yield improved significantly.

At the same time, he observed that in homesteads where animals were ill, people were also infirm, children were developmentally delayed. If the preparation helped animals, why shouldn't it help humans?

Two cases were decided, which pa mint exactly to this day. One day he went to the call of a farmer whose cow had broken her leg. Examining her, not for the first time, he confronted that the animal had very brittle bones - meaning the body lacked calcium and phosphorus. After making a "bandage," he looked into the apartment, where he saw a three-month-old sick child, with wrinkles like an old man's, emaciated with fever, vomiting. His mother had long complained of severe headaches, and there was also constipation. The body was apparently poisoned, lacking the elements necessary for proper metabolism. He said to himself: it's hard to risk-physician, and prescribed TP- 1 micronutrients. The improvement in the health of the baby and the mother was marked after just a few days, and - more importantly - proved to be permanent.
Later, he treated a military man's dog with micronutrients, who brought his bitch to him with the intention of putting her to sleep. She had a tumor on her nipple the size of a goose egg.

Podbielski suggested waiting with the lethal injection, instead adding a dose of micronutrient preparation to the water for a period of time. After a week, the dog "came to life," and the tumor visibly shrank. A section taken showed that it was a malignant tumor.

It was then that the paramedics persuaded Dr. Podbielski to go to the gravely ill woman. The entry in her hospital chart read: "carcinoma corporis uteri" - cancer of the uterus. The woman was no longer rising from her bed, she was thrusting sharp pains and moaning loudly. Previous radiation treatments had proved ineffective. Deeply moved by the misfortune, the veterinarian on told the householder to dissolve a certain dose of micronutrient preparation in the water given to the patient. After just three days of taking TP-1, the patient began to get up on her own, and the pains soon subsided. She still lived - this is certain, thoroughly verified news - for 17 years, while intensively working on the farm.

As a veterinarian, he had no right to treat people. So he wanted to confront the issue with medicine, to legalize his business. He hoped to achieve his goal, since he did not make a profit from it. He only wanted what he had arrived at to serve humanity. But official medicine didn't flinch from extending a hand toward him.

He knew nothing about how to get the whole thing moving. Even his surgeon friend found the matter difficult. However, he helped reach the Institute of Oncology in Warsaw.

- There the answer was," recalls Dr. Podbielski, "that they could not test on patients an agent that had not been tested on mice, rabbits, etc. And that's where it stood.

Then there was a real chance to break the impulse. The hopes associated with it were all the greater because there were more and more cases of recovery - after using the micronutrient preparation. Observations proved, for example, that the salts of trace elements prescribed by Dr. Podbielski had a beneficial effect on overall metabolism, proving helpful in anemia, gastrointestinal disorders and many other ailments. In the study "Beneficial results of micronutrients in animals and humans," he exhaustively documented and presented sixteen such cases. Official medicine, however, still rigorously defended the veterinarian's entry into territory reserved only for her.

And that's when the aforementioned shadow of a chance appeared. Since all the cancer patients who reported to him, Dr. Podbielski - while prescribing his preparations - absolutely ordered parallel treatment at the institute of oncology, sometimes even forcing them to do so under the threat of refusal to provide micro-elements (at that time a second preparation of TP-2, stronger and enriched with more components, had already been created), several patients from Gliwice, who had previously suspended therapy at the local Institute of Oncology, under the influence of the "witch doctor" took it up again. The doctors to whom they reported could not hide their surprise. They were convinced that these patients were long dead (their files had been shelved). In turn, when they heard about the use of micronutrients by the docent from Miedzyrzecz, they sent him a letter inviting him to cooperate. It was signed by the then director of the Branch of the Institute of Oncology in Gliwice, Dr. J. S.

Unfortunately, it ended in nothing this time, too. Although Podbielski was assured of support ("Please, doctor, don't convince us of your method; we are convinced of it based on the example of our patients"), the matter soon came to a standstill, because it was decided that the preparation first had to be thoroughly tested, and the clinic had difficulties in obtaining cobalt, copper and iron salts in so-called pure form. In turn, in the end, it turned out that suitable conditions were lacking for the study.

A similar fiasco ended with the Endocrinology Clinic of the Medical University of Lodz, where experiments were initially agreed to and later abandoned. Nevertheless, it happened that TP preparations were used in clinics.

For example, the director of the hospital in Wyrozêby - a branch of the Warsaw Institute of Oncology, where hopelessly ill patients were placed, wrote this on December 22, 19b6: "One of the most important issues in medical treatment, not yet resolved, is the question of cancer. The means and treatments available to medicine in these cases are inadequate and unreliable, and often even impossible to use. Therefore, one must not give way in the search for rescue of the unfortunate, controlled by this terrible disease. (...) With this thought in mind, taking advantage of the favor of Mr. Doctor Tadeusz Podbielski, who presented me with medicines of his idea, I decided to use them for my cancer patients, who are in a hopeless state. Since I have only had the mentioned preparations for a month under study, I can't say anything certain yet, but in two cases of cancer patients after stomach surgery and with a brain tumor, improvement was marked. For this, in two cases of gastric ulceration in patients with I 5 years of suffering, I found excellent improvement, bordering on recovery, and in a very short time, about 3 weeks. I will continue to conduct research (...)."

From letters to Dr. Podbielski: "I received a set of Mr. Doctor's solutions last July from a friend with whom I lived in one room in a sanatorium... I was very seriously ill with heart disease and blood pressure. I had two strokes... I went through heart attacks several times, the ambulance took me to the hospital. I lay in the resuscitation room. Since I've been using TP -1 and TP - 2 solutions, I haven't had a single heart attack, and my blood pressure remains normal."

"It has been a long time since I have been with my husband and cousin to see Mr. Doctor. We are taking the formula and there are already big improvements in our health, which we are very happy about. We also drink nettle and oat straw, which contain natural cobalt. Being at Mr. Doctor's and seeing what processions of sick people haunt you, we had tears in our eyes. You are a noble man and do so much good for the sick people who need your help" (correspondence from Canada).

From the justification of the provincial court's verdict in the case of Dr. Tadeusz Podbielski, accused of engaging in unauthorized paramedical practices in violation of the Physician's Pro-Water Law - a verdict by which the court dismissed the prosecutor's review of an earlier ruling by the district court discontinuing the proceedings:

"In an era when there are still no reliable and effective anti-cancer agents, and the agent in question is not yet legalized - it helps, the provincial court does not find the defendant guilty, despite the lack of medical authorization (...) In discontinuing the proceedings, the court of first instance was guided, among other things, by the fact that the defendant acted disinterestedly, not demanding payment for the preparations used, and was guided by humanitarian motives, believing that the drugs he used bring relief to people, for which he had evidence in the form of numerous letters of thanks from patients. The prosecutor's review incorrectly attaches great importance to the study in the file. prepared by Prof. Dr. med. Jasinski, who is unable to categorically pronounce on the era of trace elements used by the accused in the form of cobalt and other trace elements had a harmful effect on human health. Such a claim cannot be based on the team opinion, for it is clear from the annotation under it that the issue of the use of trace elements and their effect on cancer growth is open and that there is a basis for a scientific study of T. Podbielski's hypotheses. If, in this situation, the micronutrients applied to the patients brought them relief (vide the testimonies of witnesses and numerous letters of thanks, and even doctors' prescriptions for the specifics produced by the accused) (...), if the treatment of these patients was supported by experiments on animals, it is difficult to assume that such a degree of social danger is contained in the actions of the accused that it requires his repression.

They went out of their skin to prove that a provincial veterinarian can only harm the sick, not help them.

It is also difficult to agree with the claims of the prosecutor's review that the high harmfulness of the defendant's act is due to the fact that the patients, using the means applied by T. Podbielski, avoided hospital treatment. The property of a sick person (...), in addition, a cancer patient, is to protect his health. By all means available to him. Since the accused was approached by people who were terminally ill and obtained even temporary improvement after taking his remedy, it is difficult to assess the attitude of the accused as worthy of condemnation by criminal law. Especially if one considers that the defendant advised the sick to use the treatment of the socialized health service each time, treating the remedy he prescribed as an auxiliary factor. Nor did he make any effort to recruit patients.
It is not his fault that he reported sensational news in the Zielona Góra and Poznań press, which caused a huge influx of people to the accused , and not only the uninformed, but also people holding high scientific, military and other positions."

This wise and far-sighted verdict, putting an end to the repression Dr. Podbielski had attempted to undergo, came in 1968.

So what, in fact, are - let's ask - Dr. Podbielski's micronutrients?

The simplest way would be to say that it is not a drug, but just a biogenic stimulant, which strengthens the body's defenses and has an inhibitory effect in the case of infections and viral diseases (with infectious hepatitis, for example, the treatment takes an average of several weeks, while - if it is combined with the administration of TP preparations - its period can be reduced to 10-14 days).

When Dr. Podbielski began using his preparations, watching as retarded children's teeth erupted, bone brittleness receded and they began to walk, he became convinced that he was dealing with a closed cycle: soil - fodder - cattle - food - human. Forty years separate him today from that moment. Years of hope and hard work, during which he "hit the ground running" at numerous clinics and medical celebrities, soliciting comprehensive studies that could confirm the effectiveness of cobalt salts. Among other things, he proposed conducting them in cobalt-deficient areas to add cobalt to table salt, as is done with iodine. He heard that research on iodine took 20 years....
The inherently limited laboratory research he undertook at his own expense.

The results indicated the effect of trace amounts of cobalt on prolonging the survival of mice loaded with spontaneous newborns. Mice given the cobalt salt solution did not lose weight and showed normal motility until the end of their lives. Other experiments indicated that Dr. Pod bielski's preparations clearly affect oxido-reduction processes, a fuller blood supply and this "better" blood, so that the body's fight against the disease plaguing it becomes more effective.

Particularly noteworthy are the studies of the preparations of T. Podbielski undertaken years ago at the Department of Human Physiology of the Institute of Biological Sciences of the Academy of Physical Education in Warsaw. During them, experiments were carried out on one hundred and fifty mice. The rodents, which had previously been administered cobalt chloride - after isolation in tightly closed cages lived for fourteen minutes, while the others lived for only nine minutes. Similar to the benefit was conducted by Dr. Podbielski with Associate Professor Stanislaw Grabec, then head of the Biochemistry and Biophysics Laboratory of the Department of Parasitology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. During them, mice were exposed to microwaves a nine centimeter long from a magnetron for a change. It turned out that mice that had previously been applied cobalt died after several seconds, while others lived two or even three times shorter. This showed that the living organism's immunity was clearly enhanced after the cobalt was injected.

Briefly about the TP-1 and TP-2 preparations themselves, which take their name from the initials of their creator's name. Both are administered in liquid, in the appropriate dilution and in specific doses. In addition, for dermatological conditions, a special ointment and soap are used to supplement the treatment.
Liquid preparations can be administered orally, and TP-2 can also be used to make poultices for painful areas, rinses (such as the throat), inhalations, enemas, irrigations (for female diseases and infertility). You can also use gentle lubrication, or rather massage
"energizing" with fingertips.

In the early 1970s, Tadeusz Podbielski defended his doctoral thesis on micronutrients at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Agricultural University in Wroclaw. However, this in no way facilitated his efforts to introduce his preparations into the arsenal of modern medicine. He has now turned 89, which necessarily limits his activity. Still, to the best of his ability and strength, he tries to meet the needs of those who suffer.

The late Professor Julian Aleksandrowicz, with whom I spoke several times, held the results of Dr. Podbielski's research in high esteem, which he also expressed in numerous pubic statements. He considered them very important from the point of view of ecological medicine, to which he devoted many works. And Associate Professor Stanislaw Grabiec, in an interview in the Reporter's Express (text by Krzysztof W. Kasprzyk "Podbielski's Micronutrients") noted:

"This first preparation of it, cobalt chloride, works just as well as an enzyme, which in turn is always a protein. However, since a protein must by its nature be a huge molecule, so it is denatured, it is more difficult to penetrate (...). While a tiny molecule like cobalt chloride penetrates very easily and is not so easily destroyed. Anyway, we found - studying the thing with very modern methods, even with photon emission - extremely strong oxidoreductive activation. Very strong."

A quirky and stubborn veterinarian from Miedzyrzecz Wielkopolski, one of the most interesting and significant figures in the history of Polish natural medicine - the river is indisputable - helps people. This is evidenced by letters from patients notifying him of improvements in their health, which are not infrequently accompanied by clinical test results. Of course, this does not mean that TP preparations are "good for everything." No specific has been found, so far, to be a panacea for every disease. On the other hand, it remains a fact that TP-1 and TP-2 have helped many patients. Therefore, it is regrettable that the battle for their official, therapeutic certification, which has taken a great deal of effort, is still not over.

Read more stories