IN THIS ISSUE
2. MileHigh Review
3. Robin Williams: Missing an Adjustment?
4. Bioterrain Class
9 Oct – SJ
5. Book Review: Functional Medicine – Oxymoron du jour
1. UPCOMING SEMINARS
12 Sep – Avila Beach CA
Evening Vaccine Lecture
7 Sep – Tulsa OK Full day Chiropractic Philosophy and Neurology Seminar
Will be doing excerpts from the full day seminars on Chiropractic Philosophy and Neurology, Child Immunology and Vaccines, Cell Nutrition, Adjusting Technique:
2. MILEHIGH REVIEW
One of the emerging noteworthy annual events in chiropractic is turning out to be Danny Knowles’ Mile High gathering in Denver. Last weekend he tripled the attendance from the previous year. How did he do that? By selling a space to any and every possible vendor? By bringing up as many speakers as possible about any subject under the sun? By waffling and equivocation about the power and abundance of the chiropractic story and its legacy? No.
He did it by committing to a fundamental premise, and then not deviating from it, not following any shifting wind that wafts by. Another version of Tim Young’s Focus, with a mountain flavor. When you’re tapped in, wired in, logged in to the Universal, you can’t go wrong. Several divergent opinions on the nature of all that, of course. But there was an overarching consensus in the air that there is a universal intelligence in all things that controls their actions, and that it is the nervous system that mediates that force within the human body. Something along those lines, closer to true science than the typical chiromed/medipractor hysterical junk science you see so much of these days.
Despite a shaky AV setup, some of the message managed to squeak through. The truth always has an unambiguous ring to it – ever notice that? People are tired of the bait and switch. They’re desperate for the real story. Like Edwin Cordero talking about the advancements he is making both in the US, South America and Asia in an awareness of chiropractic education. A school president talking about subluxation? There’s something you don’t see every day!
Also scoring strong points for chiropractic were Kristen Kells, Randy Roman, Arno Burnier, and of course Liam Schubel. It’s almost getting to the point where conventions that invite speakers like myself and these above are taking a chance at being labelled “controversial.” We don’t want to hurt our chances of someday being able to vaccinate or write prescriptions, or measure peoples’ feet, now do we? Or advancing to that “new tier” of doctor hierarchy, right Mr Jansse?…
Do 350 people just magically show up on a given day in a given location? Ask Danny Knowles. It takes a staggering amount of effort and dedication and headaches to pull something like this off. And spending 24 hours a day promoting it. Why on earth would anyone want to put himself through all that? Simple answer: the Sacred Trust. It’s not a religious notion at all.
Today it’s a simple matter of survival – both for the profession and for the evolved human race. So don’t miss MileHigh in 2015. If you’re a DC anywhere near there, and want to stay inspired and informed, and want a look at the roadmap of abundance, you really have no choice.
3. ROBIN WILLIAMS: DOES THE WORLD NEED TO GET ADJUSTED?
Jakob the Liar. Patch Adams. One man stand-up. So many accomplishments of this artist, forgotten by the insipid media, who are incapable of reporting on something as far-reaching as this man’s death.
Robin Williams wasn’t a “comedian.” He was a performing artist, who mastered film, stage, voice, and improv. And all with an intelligence and profound range of insight that is never seen in today’s cookie-cutter pasteurized robot plastic prefab “stars.”
He was a walking textbook dissociative schizo funnyman, working out his deep-seated psycho-cerebral conflicts in public, in real time, live and unplugged. Synapses blazing, the connections he would make would be so unexpected, so incongruous, so articulate, so blindingly fast, that audiences often had trouble keeping up with him, afraid that if they laughed they’d miss the next 3 zingers.
When he was really up and rolling on a mad 8-cylinder full-tilt improv rant, characters and accents he’d invented and honed all his life since Juilliard, would flash in and out of his cortex, like a kaleidoscope hooked up to a Klieg light. No nationality was safe from Robin, and no one could hope to take offense, because as soon as you recognized one accent, in half a second he’d be off onto the next one.
Comics today pale by comparison. If you listen to the vapid XM comedy channels, 99% of those skits seem mentally retarded, not even in the same profession as Robin. He gets more material into 10 seconds than some of these tired scatological morons struggle with in 5 minutes. Through sheer force of nature Robin set the bar – he transcended the politics of show business, that signs contracts for endless careers with dull, one-dimensional, script-reading simian posers like Bill Murray, Adam Sandler, Steve Carrel, Chris Rock, Bill Burr, Louis CK, etc. no matter how dim their spark.
The only 2 guys in the last 20 years I can think of that were even close to Robin’s level would be Bill Hicks and Sam Kinison. All three of them gone now, their immortality guaranteed.
Robin wasn’t like many performers, George Carlin included, who had everything written out and then painstakingly memorized it. No, he was improvising in real time, living all those emotions right in front of you, inhabiting all those momentary characters, not just at the musculoskeletal level, but at the biological, hormonal, and neurotransmitter level.
His brain chemistry must have been like a lava lamp, or a Pfizer work bench, or a google search with the Search button held down – always in flux, looking for the next preposterous connection that would get the laugh. ‘Like a ferret on a double expresso.’
So imagine what it was like to live in a skull with all that company. How do you turn it off, when everyone’s finally gone home, and the last dog is hung?
You don’t. Robin wasn’t acting. He really was all those people, with all those world views and mindsets and demons. So there had to be a flipside to all that elation and excitement, a balance, a rebound – some reset button.
Pop psychologists, some with GEDs, are gonna go with the obvious: manic depression, bipolar, etc. Then the requisite drugs and alcohol blather: any port in a storm, blah, blah. The Baskin Robbins of showbiz – bring on the goodies.
Well, if the result can be years of output like the library of Robin Williams’ work comprises, by all means bring it on. It’s all good. Hope you brought enough for everybody.
But that’s not what this story is about. Four decades of party drugs are not what laid this man low. His nemesis was the same thing that wasted all the recent shooters and their victims, and has destroyed the lives of all those celebrities, and 20 million Americans. Psych drugs. Antidepressants – a flowery euphemism if ever there was one.
As soon as we read the story the day after Robin hung himself, we saw the cover-up. Talking about anything but psych drugs. Exactly like the Colorado shooters – blackout. Bring on the smokescreen: the pressures of work, temptations with Hollywood drugs and alcohol, depression, money problems, marriage, whatever.
The clincher was the Parkinson’s angle. Once they brought that up, then you really knew the game was afoot. Hello, but incipient Parkinson’s is not really associated with suicide. So this was obviously the usual whitewash for the unschooled. And given Robin’s history and personality and public persona as an entertainer famous for pushing the envelope, it wasn’t hard to click in psych drugs to the equation. Which are at the top of the list when it comes to suicide etiology.
So I could go on and do a ton of research about his history and which drugs had which side effect and where he had been for six weeks prior to his death and all that. But a medical doctor beat me to the punch. Gary Kohls MD did that in his article The Suicide of Robin Williams
And how Robin entered a rehab psychiatric clinic: Hazelden’s Rehabilitation facility in Lindstrom, MN at the beginning of July and stayed for several weeks. And how shortly after he came out of there, he hung himself with his own belt.
Suboptimal testimonial there.
Read that site for the whole story, including what drugs in the cocktail, what they do, side effects mimic Parkinsons precisely, suicide as an effect of most of the standard psych drugs, etc
So you can read all that, and what happened begins to dawn on you, and you know you can pretty much discount most of what you’ve been reading in the vacuous media since Robin’s death. They didn’t even get his professional history right. And we know who their #1 advertiser is.
But a different idea occurred to me – one that only a DC would evoke from this whole story: What could an adjustment have done?
I imagine Robin had some chiropractic in his life at some point – most celebs eventually work it in somewhere. But he definitely wasn’t under regular chiropractic care. Couldn’t have been. Too much subluxation going on: lifestyle, schedule, blood chemistry, brain chemistry, stress of every stripe.
This level of imbalance would necessarily intensify the typical subluxations that normal mortals have. To say nothing of chronic viscerosomatic conflicts that must have beset this poor man. Imagine how lost he was – to be so desperate that he turned to professionals in a rehab setting in order to survive, putting his life in their hands..
To be so trusting and so naive that they would act in your best interests, rather than following their practice standards – protocols conjured up by the MBAs upstairs – this cocktail or that cocktail, depending on which one would fly with the patient’s coverage, etc. Don’t even get me started…
And then the ultimate betrayal when it all falls apart, by which time our fairhaired boy might have noticed he was hanging with Sam K and Bill H in the land of the tall trees…
Give me a controlled clinical trial with 100 patients as jacked up as Robin was on their various psych-combos, and let the shrinks and junkies have half the group and I’ll take the control group and adjust them every day. Without changing any other lifestyle or environmental parameters…just an adjustment — and then let’s make it an oddsmakers’ run – with bookies and Vegas and online betting and the whole magilla.
Yeah, that trial will happen… Just imagine – what would happen to psych drugs sales?
Farewell young Robin, we hardly knew ye… You were too good for this world. Thanks for lifting our burden just a little bit and making us laugh at it all, if just for that moment….
4. BIOTERRAIN CLASS
Thursday October 9, San Jose
A classical European technique of blood assessment has been developed and clinically refined during the past 100 years. The essentials of darkfield microscopy were first systematized in the early 1900s by the German scientist Gunter Enderlein in order to look at blood imbalances and toxicity.
Phase Contrast microscopy is an improved version of live cell analysis which makes the blood elements more visible, in a three dimensional format. The setup consists of a microscope with a special camera attached, which feeds into a TV monitor. In effect, the patient may see his blood on TV.
Only one drop is required, which he painlessly takes from a fingertip. From this one drop a whole world unfolds: the condition of the rest of the patient’s five liters may be inferred with great accuracy. What we are looking for is the condition of the blood cells. We know what normal healthy blood should look like. We also know what many of the standard toxicities and imbalances look like.
Normal erythrocytes should be round and separate. The patient who eats mostly processed foods or who is dehydrated will demonstrate a clumping or rouleaux formation of red cells. Such clumping makes circulation much more difficult, and obviously puts greater stress on the heart. At 7 microns, red cells are only the size of the inside diameter of the capillaries – the smallest blood vessels. The red cells should go through the capillaries in single file.
Since red cells are responsible for oxygen transport throughout the whole body, this clumping condition reduces the amount of oxygen that gets delivered to the individual’s cells and tissues and organs. The results can be diminished function, premature aging, chronic fatigue, or eventual breakdown of any particular part of the body that become oxygen-starved.
Many other imbalances in the blood are clearly visible on the TV monitor: cholesterol crystals, plaque, iron deficiency, free radical damage, excess white cells, undigested fats, undigested proteins, undigested carbohydrates, indications of abnormal intestinal flora, indications of Candida albicans, vitamin deficiency, odd formations of obstructive debris, etc.
After the first sample is viewed and recorded, patients are given a whole food enzyme (Digestayme)and an antioxidant (MegaHydrate). After 30 minutes, a second sample is taken. Usually, comparing the before and after results is dramatic: the red cells separate, free radical damage is reduced, and much of the debris that may have been present in the serum is gone.
Seeing such obvious results, most patients want to know how to keep their blood the way it appears on the AFTER test. The answer to that is a simple 60-Day blood detox program. See under Chapters.
Prior to the live cell blood test, the patient must fast for 4 hours. At the office, a complete lifestyle history is taken, and the patient is required to bring in all drugs and all supplements currently being used. Now we have a very good idea of the individual’s inner milieu history.
Depending on the results of the test, dietary corrections are then made and the details of the 60 day Blood Detox Program are presented to the patient. If the recommendations are followed religiously for 60 days, a follow-up test is done. The majority of patients are improve by a quantum.
This program has 2 primary objectives:
clearing the tract
clearing the blood
Until these fundamental needs are met on a consistent basis, other approaches to healing will fail, even though they may effect some improvement.
The endless contamination of the human bloodstream may be seen as a controlled poisoning process whereby most people are unaware that they are gradually losing their health and their immune system until some system of the body breaks down. By that time, the individual has been sick on the inside for a year or more. Live cell analysis in the “healthy” patient works as an early warning system.
Generally, the body is sick on the inside long before any signs of illness appear. Many people with very imbalanced blood pictures do not yet have symptoms. Unlike with prescription drugs, the blood detox program requires full participation of a very motivated patient.
If that can be secured, there is virtually no physiological imbalance that cannot benefit significantly from the 60 Day Program. No matter how sick you may be, as long as the body is still alive, its cells must respond to the same principles of cell physiology as anyone else’s.
Blood detoxification can be the missing component in the treatment of many persistent conditions:
My instructor and mentor was Dr Stan Bynum, the protégé of the late Edward Howell, MD, who was generally regarded as the world’s foremost enzymologist, founder of National Enzyme Company.
More info, please call 915.307.1055 Or email email@example.com
5. BOOK REVIEW: BLAND’S DELUSION- FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE
Will try to add a book review section here as often as possible. With so few these days being able to take in more than 140 characters of information at any one time, the shrinking literate demographic doesn’t seem to have much of a range of appreciation for books. Especially when the fare consistently offered by the junior corporate decision-makers at Amazon, Barnes &Noble and B Dalton is required to be so – well, bland.
So this month, I’m going to save you a lot of reading and about 20-something bucks and tell you about a book you can confidently cross off your list: Jeffrey Bland’s clunky Disease Delusion.
You get a preview straight off, of what you’re getting yourself into by looking at the About the Author page: all the stats on how far he’s travelled, how many people he’s taught, his claim to the title of father of functional medicine, etc. Yawn.
It’s really your own fault – when you’re walking through the jungle and you see a big sign above a cave that says Lion’s Den, it’s a safe bet you’re gonna meet the lion.
Ever notice that university professors have a huge handicap right off the bat when it comes to producing read-worthy copy: it’s something called tenure. They can’t be fired. So whatever they write gets published, practically unedited. And worse, often becomes text for their poor, hapless pupils.
A long time ago, a chapter appeared at thedoctorwithin called Alternative Lite. It’s still there. Its central premise was that mainstream medicine was getting jealous of the encroaching field called alternative medicine, and resolved to move in on it, and subsume it. This book is the epitome of that ongoing juggernaut – alternative lite.
Another clue to the trap you are walking into is the five-page endorsement list found glaring from the first pages – a predictable array of interchangeable laudatory clichés from the mutual admiration society who share the same good fortune of being published on the merits of position and credentials first. Double yawn.
After 30 pages of fluff, Bland finally presents some content and starts offering some accurate statistics of the increase in chronic disease during the past 60 years, and the decrease in infectious disease. And he correctly sketches out medicine’s overall failure in stemming the tide of chronic disease during that time.
Since it is published by Harper Bros, Bland is bound to follow the standard quixotic industry format, which makes sourcing any of his facts as difficult as possible, forcing the reader to flip through 20 pages of notes at the end just to find any reference. After figuring out what chapter you’re in. If you’re willing to do all that, you find Bland does a mediocre to poor job at citing his sources. One of his favorites seems to be standard CDC FAQ pages, very popular with the wiki universe, making his conventional wisdom insights on chronic disease pretty mundane.
As an MD must, Bland consistently pays obeisance to the stock religion, repeating the tenets of the faith: the worship of antibiotics, the rising star of Biotech, optimism for advancements in medicine, etc. Oblivious to the demands of the mandatory fee-for-service paradigm of the largest and least effective health monolith in history.
To his credit, Bland aptly describes the widespread failure of ‘polypharmacy’ cocktails to have much effect on most chronic disease – except for detrimental effects, like gastric bleeding, and liver toxicity. The failure of ‘short term drugs as a long-term remedy.’
Another good point Bland makes is his discussion of ‘organ reserve.’ In youth, each organ has much more metabolic vitality than is needed just for daily operation. Then in times of challenge – injury or disease – the body has some slack – a little resilience to be able to take the assault in stride, and to recover quickly.
Not an original idea, it’s a paraphrase of the old Edward Howell notion of an enzyme bank account – immune reserves, etc. But valid enough.
And these reserves decline as we age, of course – faster if our lifestyle doesn’t contribute much by way of usable repair materials for the maintenance of the organ structures. And this introduces the distinction between biological and chronological age. And then our risk of chronic disease corresponds more to our biological age than our actual age.
But then Bland lapses into a surprisingly inept, sophomoric ramble about genetics, considering all his credentials, etc. He mumbles around the margins of the epigenetics field, chapter after chapter, without ever using the word. Really weird. All those books he wrote, all that travel, all those university classes he taught… Don’t see how he could have missed that whole discussion.
Maybe it was all the surfing and scuba diving.
Similarly, Bland never really seems to get past the old notion of 1 gene = 1 trait, that’s been disproven 10 years ago, even by the biotech mainstream.
” your mother and father gasped their way through an asthmatic old age and you figure you will too? Not if the gene encoded for asthma gets a totally different message.’
Wow. The gene encoded for asthma. Wow. And in 2014.
Bland continues his ignorance about even the most basic awareness of genetics when he starts talking about the Angelina Jolie gene: BRCA — the one that was marketing prophylactic double mastectomies, only for one year – last year. Remember?
And he’s still spouting the outdated wiki version of the story – how women found to have that gene are supposedly at risk for breast cancer and are therefore better off cutting them both off before cancer ever has a chance to show up… and then Bland is saying it’s not just the gene, but it’s the environmental factor that triggers the gene… an indication that he forgot that the entire test for the BRCA gene relation to breast cancer was completely discredited and dismissed by mainstream science…
See June and August 2013 Newsletters
This continuing theme of outdated research is evident throughout. Bland then continues on this painful and peculiarly banal explanation of genes and their environmental influences, citing pedestrian sources like Dean Ornish (!) and ignoring more scholarly, recognized experts like Bruce Lipton, Robbie Cummins, and Jeffrey Smith.
As an MD, Bland is true to his core programming that any discussion of disease is first and last an ad for pharmaceuticals and testing procedures and scientific medical solutions. In the face of its deplorable track record, he talks about the ridiculous cardiac stress test following a heart attack as a predictor of ‘organ reserve.’
Or talking about the ‘hundreds of new biomarkers,’ like C-reactive protein, which can alert us to the presence of diabetes and heart disease, etc. New? We’ve known about CRP for 80 years now, as an indicator of internal inflammation. And the rates of heart disease and diabetes continue to skyrocket.
Is he really out of material already by page 37?
Another good point Bland almost makes is when he starts talking about the failure of modern polypharmacy chasing one elusive diagnosis in the same patient. And of course each of the drugs has its own side effects which, when combined with those of the other drugs, causes a whole new palette of symptoms and imbalances.
Bland talks all around it for 3 pages and again, can’t come up with a standard medical term you learn in first semester: Cross Reactions.
Long time since med school huh, Jeff?
“Conventional wisdom has long held that our health is 70% heredity and 30% everything else.”
No source cited. Long held? This is a new idea within the past 15 years, the darling of GMO and the emerging biotech industry, which has been doing its level best to make us believe it’s a traditional idea.
But it isn’t.
All this unanchored background is supposed to be the set-up for Bland’s anecdotal, literary theory of Functional Medicine, the ostensible theme of the book. In an attempt to give his theory the veneer of science, Bland harkens back to the few sources he actually does recall from medical school: Pasteur, Koch, Thomas Huxley, Garrod, etc.
He then proceeds to mischaracterize their accomplishments, starting with Pasteur, whom he refers to as the father of microbiology. All of Europe disagrees – Antoine Bechamp holds that distinction, an actual medical doctor, with 3 other PhDs. Pasteur was a mere chemist, with no credentials in either medicine or biology. Everybody knows that. [Hume, Bechamp or Pasteur?, etc]
Yes, Robert Koch did posit the germ theory of disease, with his four Postulates. Everybody knows that too, as well as that they have all been disproven.
Bland correctly cites Archibald Garrod’s turn of the century discovery of familial diseases, such as sickle cell anemia, Tay Sachs, and PKU, which was a true scientific breakthrough. And the relation between natural selection and traditional genetics, with dominant and recessive traits. Bland actually does a fair job of reviewing that history, bringing in Margulis’ contribution with mitochondrial DNA from our ancestors, etc.
With the mapping of the human genome in the early 2000s, the flagging fortunes of Pharma received a much-needed shot in the arm. Enter Biotech.
Perhaps because most of his sources are 10 years old or more, Bland again seems to jump ship and revert back to a primitive position of genetic determinism, which he just spend the previous 20 pages discrediting. Really bogs down here. Most annoying. Junior editor disorganization.
He then digs himself in even deeper with his treatment of the SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism), which may have some effect on the body’s use of folic acid. Now this is Bland’s hook into his whole FM marketing plan — if we can supplement a genetic deficiency, then we can override the innate programming that has set the patient up for this or that disease, etc.
It’s a little too cozy – not a very subtle segue. And so very shallow.
Bland’s notion of Functional Medicine, of which he fancies himself the father, is not original, but just a rephrasing of Linus Pauling’s orthomolecular medicine, much better explained by the late Abram Hoffer.
It’s the practice of matching up specific nutrients to a patient’s specific deficiencies. Another classical example of what we call Alternative Lite – or the allopathic approach to holistic medicine– chasing symptoms with supplements instead of drugs. Outside-in thinking.
Next, Bland launches forth into a long-winded oratory on genetically determined chronic diseases, again an ironic contradiction to a determinism he has just spend so much time rebutting.
With the most superficial look at the actual literature, always favoring literary essays over the peer-reviewed, Bland misses Jeffrey Smith’s entire scholarly treatise on the 97% of the human genome that is unknown. This notion is pivotal to the entire dialogue. Our active DNA is found only on about 3% of the entire double helix. (Smith) What’s the rest of it? Unknown.
Bland says it was called ‘junk DNA’, although that was not a common term at all. That would show a fundamental misperception of animal DNA. It’s not junk. It’s archival, it’s evolutionary, it may have promoter clips, and it probably holds clues to the millions of darwinian cul-de-sacs that humans, pre-hominids, and other vertebrata forms have tried in the past 2 million years that didn’t quite work out.
Bland is so far out of his depth here, in waters he has chosen to swim in:
“So the clue as to why chimps don’t get cancer or suffer autism is in the complexity of our genetic expression versus theirs.”
Really Jeff? That’s why, huh? Nothing to do with 68 vaccines in children, 2 decades of global GMO foods, 60,000 unregulated chemicals in the air food and water, 60% overweight and obesity, the highest rate of pharmaceutical use in history, alcohol, tobacco, and our contemporary warlike ethos… do I have to go on?
But it’s just genetics — pure genetic determinism, right? Hasn’t he read his own first 2 chapters? Yes, of course, and then he goes on into this tedious harangue about genetic expression, and how it can be optimized… But all without citing any of the past 10 years’ literature on epigenetics. Which conversation presents the entire debate vastly more clearly and accurately.
(See GM: A Short Introduction]
Bland just didn’t do his homework. With such poor organization, it seems as though some grad students did much of the footwork here, in ghost fashion. Doesn’t really seem like it was all written by the same guy — so many different styles. And then the final editor, whoever that was, didn’t want to slight anyone, so he just included everything, everybody’s contribution, even though it annihilates the entire narrative flow. If there ever was one.
Overall, the book is an insult to anyone who has any familiarity with these subjects. The articles he lists under references are mostly out of date, superficial, literary, irrelevant, or he simply never read them. With this requisite Harper Bros type of referencing, it’s difficult to tell where, if anywhere, any given reference was used. I guess that’s the idea.
This format for referencing is really standard in the mainstream publishing industry, to be fair.
This is getting too long. You can poke holes yourself in the rest of his thin foundation – it’s easy. The book is much worse than I’m representing here. These are just some highlights.
I’ll spare you the parts where Bland is trying to explain how obesity is genetic. Or the equally insupportable genetic rationale for why 2% of US children now autistic.
Bland correctly credits Wakefield with drawing attention to a possible connection between MMR vaccine and autism. And also how Lancet retracted Wakefield’s original work, and that Wakefield was then accused of falsifying his data. Too true.
But if Bland had continued his research as far as anywhere within the last 4 years, he would have discovered that Wakefield has now been exonerated and validated, both legally and academically.
Think that might be relevant here?
Or his magic-cure FM diets, containing things like roasted soy nuts, rice milk, canola oil, soy oil, tofu, canned tomatoes, frozen bananas, almond milk, to name a few. Please. Doesn’t mention the importance of organic for the fruits and vegetables, or the chicken parts.
Not so much as a junior high level understanding of enzyme-rich foods vs. processed…
If you don’t see the problems with these items, don’t know if I can help. But a start might be at The Last Resort.
I certainly don’t know everything. But in this field of holistic health science, I know who’s ahead of me and who’s behind me. This guy is back at the starting gate. In the 90s, I was so fortunate to have four of the world’s experts in cell nutrition as teachers and mentors. I did the training, I did the background research, and I did it myself.
The result is there for anyone to see, in the chapters at thedoctorwithin. A small number of cases are anecdotally reported in the Feedback section. But I’ll put the simple program of whole body detox and cell nutrition at thedoctorwithin up against the type of trendy program represented in this slapdash pop book, on a case by case basis, any day of the week. And twice on Sunday.
With all its promise, The Disease Delusion delivers no breakthrough premises or scientific concepts, like it advertises. It’s little more than an offhand essay on a pet theory. Bland invents a very thin paradigm, and then attempts to force the world into it.
The book is inconceivably choppy and agonizing to wade through. If it had an overriding premise and final reward, backed by logical, pertinent, orderly scientific research, it might be worth making one’s way through the miasma of junior level editing and absence of structure.
But it doesn’t.
So do something more constructive with your time. Like waxing your car. Or mopping the kitchen. Or giving your horse a bath.
More accurate to drop the word Disease from the title.
Functional Medicine – just what we need – another oxymoron. How often does medicine function?
7. Excerpt from
Vaccination Is Not Immunization, 2013
– now in 6 languages
The most reliable vaccine resource for parents about to make the most important decision of the child’s life.
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“This history of the vaccination industry is vastly more thorough than that taught in medical schools and decisively more balanced.” – David Ayoub, MD
“The only book more important than this one is the Bible.” – Dr Tim Young
“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”
~ John F. Kennedy
No amount of creative writing can make the prospects for the future of autism look bright. As of 2013, the rates were still going up. A lot of numbers – one child in 67, one child in 50, but the truth is – no one really knows how many autistics there actually are.
Autism is usually permanent, no matter what the MLMers say. Although there are some effective programs out there  rarely will a vaccine-damaged child recover and be 100% normal again.
Risk/benefit studies have never been done for any vaccine. Realizing this one simple fact, blindly accepting the dictates of the Mandated Schedule of vaccines, puts the child in harm’s way. Until parents start doing their homework on vaccines, it’s inevitable we’ll continue to mass produce thousands of permanently defective citizens year after year, for decades to come. [M. Lahey, MD, 303]
BERNAYS’ WORD GAME
Always remember: Autism is just a word. It is not a true diagnosis of a thoroughly studied pathology, backed by proven causes from extensive clinical trials. Rather, it’s more of a descriptive term, used more by media than by science, since mainstream science steadfastly refuses to study autism. Many parents’ groups don’t even use the term at all – they use the more accurate term ‘Vaccine Damaged’ to describe the new demographic.
While a variety of factors are certainly contributing to the new epidemic, independent researchers have now presented incontrovertible evidence that vaccines are a primary, if not the principal precipitating event in creating this novel class of neurologically damaged children.
THE DEATH OF A CHILD
Before we overintellectualize the minutiae of the autism phenomenon here, let’s step back a minute and consider what these parents actually experience.
At some point, most of us have watched an infant develop into a toddler and become a little human being.
One of our highest joys is to see the various stages and milestones the child reaches, about the details of which we have probably bored our friends senseless. To play with a little one every day and watch the miracle of their discovery as their light grows daily brighter is not just one of our greatest joys, but is it not one of the main purposes of human life?
Got the set-up here? OK, so now imagine that after 2 years of carefully nurturing a child all day every day, with all the rewards and sacrifices that entails, suddenly all at once – click – the light goes out, the child stops responding, stops smiling, stops learning, and soon doesn’t even recognize you. And he’s not just sick – it’s permanent. Forever. Can’t unboil a hardboiled egg, and all that. Another liability.
Now the whole contract changes – now it’s a one-way street. You still have to care for the child, but now there’s nothing coming back your way – no response, no interaction, no love, no promise for the future. And after a long time you have to try your best to keep telling yourself it’s not just some lab experiment. This is your child.
Take a second and imagine your child like that.
The most common lament of the parents, once they find out about the vaccine /autism connection is I wish I’d known . They all say the same thing: I wish I’d known.
So that’s what this book is then – a chance to know. Beforehand. But why would anyone study something until they need to? And there we have the worst tragedy of all – we need to know before we vaccinate.”