The longer you are in practice, the more likely you’ll begin to suspect that many of the diseases people are always talking about – don’t really exist.

So often either

    1. the disease label itself is fake

    or else

    2. there is no evidence the patient actually has the disease

Let’s look at some examples of the first instance: fake diseases. As you may know, the Physicians Desk Reference, available in any library, is more or less the bible of the drug industry. It lists all currently approved drugs, with a few paragraphs recommending each drug for specific diagnoses.

Sitting right here is the 1949 edition of this industry catalogue. It was only about 400 pages, and lists a few hundred diseases, for which it recommends specific drugs.

Fast forward now to 2013: the current edition of the PDR. Almost 3000 pages, there are now thousands of individual diagnoses, claiming to be discrete disease conditions, along with specific drug protocols for each.

Where’d they come from?

Over the years, the amount of clinical evidence required to prove not only that a disease exists, but that a specific drug will be effective for it – has declined radically. No more double-blind randomized clinical trials with years of statistical analysis, etc. to validate the conjuring up of a new disease.

Today a disease entity can be wanded into existence after a weekend fishing trip, or just a few weeks of imaginative literary composition. Couple that with some well extrapolated epidemiological “studies” which can show a causal relationship between any two events you can think of, and in a very short time –voila’— a brand new disease magically appears.

Complete with its own ICD-9 billing code and of course its own individual pharmaceutical ‘treatment’ plan. Once invented, the disease has eternal life.

Were Koch Postulates invoked? Please. Medicine, with their WikiPedia-type substitute-for-science approach, doesn’t require those any more. Why concern ourselves with worrisome traditional science that has set the standard for diseases for the past 2 centuries? All that paperwork is so tedious – and costs so much money. We don’t have time for all that. These patients are sick now — they need new drugs now. Forget about proving safety or efficacy before the drug goes on the market.

And if it should turn out to be dangerous or completely ineffective, well hey we’ll just pull it off the market and plug in the next one on deck into that slot. Just like Vegas. Eventually one will hit big.

Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn from time to time, right?

An experiment on the live population. What an exciting, adventuresome new world we live in.

OK, now for you patients with dubious diagnoses for which there is little evidence – no need to look very far to find examples. Been to your doctor lately – the one your plan allows for? How long was the visit – the actual face time? Five minutes? Eight?

This is the age of the blanket diagnosis – tell me a few of your symptoms and let’s see how fast we can plug you into a label. Be brief please…

Some of the more popular:

    chronic fatigue
    Lyme Disease
    Rheumatoid arthritis
    restless leg
    Lou Gehrigs
    Crohn’s disease
    anxiety and depression
    carpal tunnel

Let’s skip the lab tests if possible and go right to the prescription. Which is what you’ll get if the tests are positive. Or even negative, because it will still be our best guess with these symptoms.

But we digress. In the next month’s installment we will return to the subject of disease as normal adaptation to abnormal environmental stressors.



With the unrivalled success of the New West Diet all these years, it’s such a mystery why people are still so sick. Guess it’s back to the old saw – “When faced with a choice between lifestyle change and ___________, most people will choose ___________.” No matter what __________ is, right?

It’s meaningless to advise people to ‘eat a clean diet’ or ‘stop eating trash.’ Of course everybody agrees. But those words are unspecified. With the flood of online dietary misapprehensions, many people who are eating allergenic, indigestible foods every day actually think they have the perfect diet. We have to get specific, and that’s why in all my live seminars I have to plod through the details of the first 2 categories, every time. Mercifully, I have it on the YouTube channel now, so I don’t have to parrot it over and over in person any more.

Here are 4 instances where a juice fast would serve:

    annual detox
    Plan B after 6 weeks of the New West diet, with suboptimal results
    oral surgery post-op
    weight loss


Every 2 hours – on the hour – morning till night, drink a full 8 ounces of juice.

Best juice, organic if possible, fruit or vegetable.

You’ll be floored that after the second day you don’t even miss food. Only those who’ve done it will believe this. You’ll also be charged with energy and finish all those tasks you‘ve been putting off since last year – delete 1000 saved emails, delete all the bad photos from your folders, clean the garage, wash your car, wax the kitchen floor, paint the living room … Suddenly all these projects are getting done. Not kidding.

Caution: don’t skip any drinks. After a few days you’ll be flying around, all light, pure energy and thinking you’re from a dimension that doesn’t need food. And you’ll go all day without your juice and then suddenly Bam! You’ll hit the wall. No blood sugar.

Now juice doesn’t take the place of water. Continue with normal hydration as well.

How long? 7, 14, 21 days . . . your body will tell you. Miraculous for chronic GI problems, especially the ones with the wrong diagnoses. Also the solution for patients who’ve been told – there’s nothing more we can do for you ….

Or for patients who should have been told that years ago, but weren’t. Don’t put limits on the power of giving the entire alimentary tract a vacation, and finally allowing the blood to clear.

Also may be helpful in any post-op, cachexia, post-dental, or mysterious unremitting illness situation. Why put limits on what the body can do when interferences are removed?

I think BJ said that.



PRP has been around for years, but suddenly a new awareness of its success seems to have gelled across North America, posing a serious threat to conventional drug-bound orthopedics.

What is it? PRP therapy takes about 50 ml of the patient’s own blood, centrifuges it down in order to separate the platelets from the RBCs, mixes in pulverized osteocytes, and then injects the whole complex directly into the area of inflammation.

The high concentration of platelets somehow triggers an inflammatory chemotaxis to the area of inflammation, actually increasing the immune response temporarily. Which may be painful for a few days. But as the area normalizes, the chronic inflammation very often disappears as well, for good.

All the physiological details of the various metabolic cascades involved have not been proven yet, but then we can say the same for most pharmaceuticals, and all vaccines, right? Less controversial seems to be the fact that PRP does work so well so often, with thousands of anecdotal successes of all types – patients who really don’t need to have it proven to them by medical ‘science’ – why the incapacitating shoulder pain they’ve had for the last 6 years, is now completely gone, and they’re back on the golf course.

There seem to be as many different protocols for the procedure as there are types of cases for which PRP may be indicated. Recalcitrant bursitis, tendinitis, fibromyalgia, lumbar disc syndrome, rotator cuff syndrome, adhesive capsulitis, failed carpal tunnel surgery, persistent edema, debilitating arthritis, localized organ infections — all are likely candidates.

In the dental implant and Guided Regeneration of alveolar bone industry, PRP has been quietly used for many years in order to provide a solid foundation for tapping in all those new implants. A newer version called Leucocyte and Platelet Rich Fibrin (LPRF) therapy is preferred by many oral surgeons because the prepared fibrin sewn into the empty socket left from the extraction is much denser and remains active 3x longer than PRP.

Result: more and faster osteoblastic activity in the jawbone.

Within the practice of general PRP, there is broad variation employed among the practitioners, with respect to

    type of centrifuge employed
    number of times blood is spun
    percent purity of final platelet concentration
    buffy coat draw, or not
    use of ultrasound visual guidance for injection
    number of injections for any given patient
    use of Emdogain

For the typical chronic arthritis case, how does PRP work?

Platelets may effect tissue regeneration by means of the inherent growth factors they can generate. This, coupled with the increased inflammatory response, attracts repair and rebuild cells to the site, via normal chemotaxis.

Stem cell injections work in similar situations, but follow a different repair mechanism. Here the doctor will inject undifferentiated cells from the patient’s own bone marrow, or perhaps from amniotic or placental sources which provide stem cells. The objective is to try and stimulate the target tissue to begin creating some of its own new cells, in order to reinforce a damaged area.

Again this is an extremely wide open field that has suddenly exploded in the last couple of years, with a broad gamut of professionalism, philosophy, techniques, protocols, number of injections, and also price quotes. The high end of this field may be elaborated in the work of Kevin Stone MD, a San Francisco expert in the stem cell game.

With reference to the variance in fees, it’s a jungle out there. Not just comparing California with the rest of the US, but even practitioners in the same town advertising the same type of service. There seems to be no baseline – no average pricing. It’s dismaying trying to compare prices when each individual office is so different in techniques and protocols. You’re always comparing apples and oranges. With respect to outcome, results are often impressive, but anecdotal. Even the few formal clinical trials for PRP have very small sample sizes.

Economics really comes into focus when you start comparing international clinics offering this new wave. There are several clinics in Mexico, in Tijuana as well as Cancun, who are having good success with all the above procedures, charging perhaps 10-25% of what PRP would cost this side of the Rio Grande. With no reduction in professionalism, office hygiene, or results, from my experience.

Of course this is all just a small part of the billion-dollar Medical Tourism industry seen today in Mexico, Thailand and other places. Medical refugees from the avaricious health insurance monopoly are willing to pay cash for all types of medical and dental services, often of a higher calibre than what is commonly available in the US. Especially true in Thailand.

For chronic inflammatory sites that have been resistant to years of cortisone and other drugs – frozen shoulder, scheduled replacements for hip, knee, or shoulder, etc – I have recently learned of a procedure that is much simpler than PRP and has the benefit of not requiring any blood draw from the patient. It is called Prolo Therapy, and involves injections of a specific concentration and type of glucose solution.

Apparently this procedure is the biggest threat to the new million-dollar PRP industry because it is so simple and inexpensive, often requiring only one injection. Doesn’t really attract a lot of practitioners for that precise reason – the money’s in PRP and stem cell.

But if you talk to the few who offer prolo therapy, it is likely they’ll compare their results any day of the week with results from PRP or even stem cell, especially in cases of simple, uncomplicated chronic localized inflammation.

And while we’re talking about simple, inexpensive, and non-invasive, let’s not forget the best kept secret of all holistic healing paradigms: chiropractic. Many of the cases described above can be resolved completely by a reasonable course of traditional chiropractic provided by a competent DC. And there you have the good news and the bad news all in one sentence.

Truth is, chiropractic should be the first resort for all such cases.

Just an introductory look at the new regeneration industry here. Synthetic cortisone and prednisone had a pretty good run – I guess 85 years is not bad, especially considering their destructive, sometimes fatal side effects. Today the whole field of orthopedics is being forced into a transition state and most orthos don’t even know it. They’ll hang on as long as the general ignorance of modern advances will permit them. Can’t really expect them to tell you about the latest developments, can you? They’re doing quite well with the status quo.

No big hurry – they’ve got 2 generations of conditioning on their side, reinforced by all the lockstep narrative wiki/google can offer.



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The future has caught up with us. Starting soon you will notice that your Hydrolyzed Collagen is no longer arriving in a bigjar, as it has been for the past decade. Now it’s in big pouches. We’ve decided to go with the industry-wide shift for pulverized, non-encapsulated supplements to employ large recyclable pouches in place of jars. It’s a global upgrade.

Several reasons for the change:

1. Space. The Collagen jar has traditionally been only 2/3 full. Ever notice that? So even though our 1.1 lb quantity has never changed, the industry has finally realized that all that empty space within the jar was not necessary. The new pouches will take up much less shipping space, as well as storage space in your kitchen cupboard. Same weight, same exact hydrolyzed collagen. Less space.

2. Ecologically necessary. This goes along with Section 3 below. The future is already here. We’ve been ignoring it for far too long. The empty jars take up too much space in the recycling plant – or in the landfills where many of them still end up. ( Bag It) Much more disposable will be the collapsible, recyclable empty pouches. Also much easier to pack and ship.

3. Clumping has never been a problem with the jars, because of the dessicators. This will continue with the pouches, also facilitated by the vacuum seal, which will ensure the same two-year shelf life as before.

The pouches are designed with a round base, so that they stand up. This prevents against spillage, and makes spooning out the Collagen very easy. Either re-seal or let it breathe for awhile as is recommended in the chapter.

With some nostalgia then, we bid farewell to the Collagen jars that have served us so well all these years. But in a very short time, you’ll likely see why the new pouches are an all-around upgrade.


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Vaccination Is Not Immunization: The War On Children

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Vaccination Is Not Immunization, The War On Children – is a complete re-write. If you have read any of the previous editions, this isn’t it.

The book covers so much that has happened since the last edition, vital intel that is being kept out of everyday media:

    the global agenda to force vaccines and remove exemptions
    the breakthrough film Vaxxed
    why California is the most dangerous state for infants
    world statistics on infant survival
    the end of the science debate, with the new policy of Legislate Don’t Educate
    the persecution of MDs who sign exemptions
    what the future holds for US children
    peer reviewed literature proving the autism connection
    how many children really die from vaccines
    much more

Certainly the new parent’s most reliable introduction to the subject.

An excerpt :

“Who could have predicted that the next war would be the War on Children? With vaccine injuries increasing over 3000% in the past 20 years, and again for the next 20, and with CDC’s steadfast refusal to study the autism epidemic, it’s terrifying that the worst of it all is likely decades away. The gradual degradation of the human genome, a proven consequence of vaccines, will be evident in the lives of today’s children, but much more so in the lives of their children. And on and on.

“The radical cultural shift occurring today is not primarily about vaccines, but about ownership. Who owns the land, the soil, the atmosphere, the water, the DNA of plants, and of animals, the DNA of humans, and now finally, who owns the people and their children. Policymakers along the Potomac have made it clear that the State knows better than parents how children should be raised, how they should think, and what manmade chemicals should be mandated into their bloodstreams. The trick is to get everyone to comply.

“The vaccine issue is just the first skirmish. If the majority of people will support the State’s takeover of personal vaccine choices that parents should be making for their children, where will they draw the line?

“The execution of this new agenda is a Machiavellian triumph. Slogans, clichés, and soundbytes now replace thoughtful reflection about life and death issues. Wiki and google are the new technocracy for fashioning reality itself in a mind no longer capable of independent judgment.

“Virtual life replaces real life.

“The rest is easy. With an electorate of this calibre, any assigned opinion can be installed onto the public hard drive. [258]

“Human health does not come from a drug or a vaccine or an insurance company. A healthy baby needs no outside assistance, no tampering with the blood. The mysteries of health lie within the body, not within the medical texts, or the writs of law.

“Pure, uncontaminated human blood is indeed a sacred commodity. We will arrive at a position of profound gratitude when we finally come to appreciate the identity, the oneness, the nobility of an inviolate bloodstream.”

Shouldn’t the most important decision in your child’s life should be an informed decision?

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