An interview with Tom Lowe, author of Invisible Cure
“I watched my son die. No parent, spouse, brother, or sister wants to see a loved one die. It is indelibly etched in my mind like the day that he was born. Matt was our firstborn….” So starts Invisible Cure by serial entrepreneur Tom Lowe. He is a father to 11 children, husband to a loving wife (going on 50 years together), and humanitarian trying to help in the healing of humankind.
Karina Gordin: What is ultraviolet blood irradiation (UBI) and how long has it been in use?
Tom Lowe (TL): UBI is one of those therapies from the past. It began in 1928 with a very forward-thinking researcher, Emmet Knott. After the horrendous Spanish flu that killed 50 million (without comorbidities) worldwide, Knott opted to use UV light, which is germicidal to the blood. Before antibiotics, this was a fascinating and urgent experiment. People died from common infections that are now easily treated.
The good news was that he was successful in healing those with life threatening conditions. With UBI, infections that were deadly now had a powerful antidote. It took a few years, but Emmet Knott and his Knott machine were accepted in hospitals and used regularly.
UBI is quite simply the drawing of 60ccs of blood and mixing with an anti-coagulant and saline and reinfusing it back to the patient. The blood is run through a special glass tube that exposes it to the sterilizing UV light rays. Over the last 10 years, over 750,000 treatments have been administered in the US by over 500 physicians.
KG: Will you say more about the role of UV radiation in disease management?
TL: We all know that a healthy immune system can handle many diseases. When an immune system is compromised, autoimmune diseases can flare up, infections are harder to overcome, pain can become disabling. UBI is largely used by innovative health care professionals who go the extra step and don’t just order a test or prescribe a drug. These heroes of health are whom you would call “alternative or holistic or complementary” medicine practitioners.
They look for the source of what is causing the disorder instead of masking symptoms. Yes, in America our diet and lifestyles are main contributors to our health problems but once the disorder has set in, there are special tools that help the physician bring health and healing back to the patient. UBI can address over 150 disorders/diseases. The shingles rash can be stopped in one or two treatments with UBI. Serious infections like Lyme disease can be reduced and controlled.
After 13 years of seeing and hearing about the results, I still marvel when a patient or physician calls me—exuberant about the healing potential of UBI.
I believe UBI should be on every hospital floor in America. It is inexpensive, highly effective, and as easy as an IV. Because it’s not a drug and there is not a lot of money to be made, I am skeptical it will be approved by federal agencies like the FDA.
KG: What conditions is UBI best used for and how does UBI compare to other treatments available for those conditions?
TL: UBI is just one tool in the toolbox of a physician. Often, it is used as an initial therapy to quiet down an autoimmune disorder or get an infection under control. Think immune modulation, not one pill for one ill.
Here is a partial list:
- Viral infections, including hepatitis, influenza, herpes, mononucleosis, viral pneumonia, shingles
- Bacterial infections, including pneumonia, wound infections, septicemia, peritonitis, E. coli, glanders, Lyme disease, tetanus
- Inflammatory conditions, including arthritis, fibrositis, bursitis, nephritis, iritis, uveitis, cholecystitis, pancreatitis
- Circulatory conditions, including peripheral vascular disease, deep vein thrombosis, claudication, thrombophlebitis
- Autoimmune disorders, including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis
- Respiratory disorders, including pneumonia, COPD, asthma and even tuberculosis.
What astounded me was that after years of working with UBI, I still had a lot to learn. I spent a full year researching light therapy and reported the findings in my book, Invisible Cure: The Definitive Guide to Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation.
As noted in my book, two areas of UBI effectiveness that surprised me were in mental health disorders and pregnancy. Here are a few of the benefits of UBI listed for the child and parents:
- Infertility reduced
- Normalization of the menstrual cycle
- Reduction of migraine headaches associated with pregnancy
- Increased blood flow to the fetus
- Growth normalization of newborns
- Reduction of pain
- Detoxification of the body
- Anti-inflammatory effect
- Reduction of preeclampsia
- Increased birth weight
- Reduction in stillbirths/miscarriages
- Fewer C-sections required
- Better APGAR scores
- Greater ability to lose weight after birth
- Sepsis deaths reduced
- Reduced death of critically ill newborns
- Prevention of complications after birth
- Higher sperm motility and increased pregnancy
- Endometriosis successfully treated
KG: How many treatments are typically needed to see results?
TL: Many variables determine the number of treatments needed, such as the patient’s immune system and the duration and severity of illness. In my experience, results can be seen in as few as four to six treatments. Some may even see results in just one treatment. Remember, UBI is not covered by insurance, but health is an investment that will save money down the road.
KG: Can you discuss the general safety profile of UBI, including risks, contraindications, and possible side effects?
TL: No therapy or drug is completely safe, yet the overwhelming evidence suggests that UBI is exceptionally safe and well tolerated.
Deaths each year in the US related to the following:
- 67,000 prescription drugs
- 13,500 non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- 3,000 aspirin
- 1,000+ colonoscopy perforations
- 300+ anesthesia direct or contributing
- 0 UBI in over 750,000 treatments in the last 10 years
- Contraindications include all bleeding disorders, low platelet count, concurrent use of sulfa drugs, anemia.
KG: Can UBI be combined with other therapies, like ozone, to optimize results?
TL: Ozone and UBI are synergistic therapies with different actions on the immune system. In the 1990s, the Canadian biotech firm Vasogen investigated the actions of UBI and ozone together. Vasogen did 24 patents and spent $225 million to show that this was a beneficial therapy. They missed their end point on FDA trials for chronic heart failure, so the company went under. It still gave us a treasure trove of information. I spent over 100 hours researching the dynamics of the therapies. As outlined in my book, UBI and ozone work together as a more powerful therapeutic tool. We now have modern data on areas in which UBI plus ozone offer promising results, including lupus, Lyme, scleroderma, MS, and 20 other difficult-to-treat disorders.
KG: Can you share a case of success with UBI?
TL: I would like to share an account written by a desperate wife about her husband’s experience with chronic Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) and how UBI helped:
My husband was affected by EBV, and his life was saved by UBI. Of course, we didn’t know what was wrong for over ten years. He had a long list of “diagnoses”—Hashimoto’s, depression, chronic fatigue, joint pain, brain fog…He deteriorated slowly over the span of ten years, and by the end, he was bedridden, unable to work, disabled physically and mentally.
The doctors kept telling us, ‘No treatment, no cure.’
I refused to believe it. Through more research, I learned about UBI, and it seemed like it just might work. What did we have to lose? I flew my husband across the country to get the treatments, and within weeks my husband experienced full restoration. And I don’t mean a little better; I mean like playing basketball numerous times a week, working full time, and living life to the fullest again.
Our marriage felt brand new again. We had gone through such a long period of darkness. I know many others experience this. I wish they knew about the healing power of light on a wicked virus! It sounds unbelievable even now, 3 years later, writing this! He is still back to living. Thank God for UBI.
—Danielle and Marty Howley, SC
KG: How did you become interested in UBI?
TL: A friend at church had just come back from an African mission trip and said, “This young boy was dying of rabies. You wouldn’t believe it; he made a full recovery and was discharged from the hospital with just two treatments of light therapy!” I couldn’t help but feel skeptical about his miracle story and so I investigated. I was glad that I did.
Perhaps you are reading this as someone who is trying to help a loved one. Perhaps you, yourself, have struggled with a disease or disorder that has not been helped by conventional medicine. If so, then maybe UBI is for you. ?
Tom Lowe’s passion is to help those in need. Out of his 16 businesses, this is his all-time favorite. “I see people helped and it is a blessing to know so many front-line heroes (medical workers) who want to do the same.”
Learn more at www.invisiblecure.com