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April 16th, 2011 -Stephen Barrett and his masters and minions are REALLY IN BIG TROUBLE. They put together a coordinated attack on cutting-edge Autism testing and treatment - and it failed - and now it is coming back on them.
Proceeding on information provided by Barrett and his sleazy cronies, in July of 2009 Federal investigators, including the FBI and the IRS, acting under a Federal Search Warrant, raided CARE Clinics in Austin, Texas seizing 250 boxes of records, including patient records. The warrant claimed they were looking for evidence of health fraud and insurance fraud. The clinic was using the followingProtocol.
Last Week, April 7th, 2011 to be exact, a US Justice Department Attorney, Mark Lane, notified the clinic's attorney, Rick Jaffee, that the investigation was over and that no charges would be sought. He told them to come and pick up those two hundred fifty (250) boxes of records seized in that July 2009 raid.
This action represents a major defeat for Stephen Barrett, and his network, who were clearly behind the attack. In a minute I am going to let you read all of Barrett's submitted paperwork, but before you see it I want to point out some things you will see. More, I will point out things you DO NOT see. But let's start with a few introductory paragraphs from Barrett's unsuccessful Complaint to the Texas Medical Board: MORE
March 30th, 2011 - I simply cannot get over the fact that Stephen Barrett actually found attorneys who would write legal papers demanding that he, Barrett, be declared the Czar/God of US health care and Dismiss the Doctor's Data v Barrett, et al, case on the basis that Stephen Barrett, in his total nutbag role, is "assisting government." Wow!
Just think - a whole new legal concept, that when employed, would change the face of law as we know it.
I guess, under that legal argument, it is too bad that Adolph Hitler didn't know Stephen Barrett and his legal team. For, if he did, way back then, just think, instead of Adolph and Eva Braun committing double suicide in their Berlin bunker, they could have, simply, run for the American lines, hands raised, screaming "we were assisting government, we were assisting government, we were assisting government, we were assisting government..."
With this novel "assisting government" legal argument the conviction of serial killer, rapist, necrophiliac, torturer, cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer might of been avoided. Dahmer could have claimed he was, you know, helping the government get rid of excess population, avoiding the cost of public burial, etc...
Then there's Ted Bundy, Charles Manson, Manuel Noriega, Joseph Stalin, Dracula, Pol Pot, Caligula, Vlad the Impaler, Hernando Cortes, Lucrecia Borgia, John Wilkes Booth - all "clearly misunderstood" if you insert the "assisting government" legal argument into their mix.
Even better, jump on your favorite highway, jam your foot to the floor, ignore those "School Zone" signs, and see how much fun you can have holding that speedometer needle at top speed while you are "assisting government" to keep law enforcement at maximum efficiency.
Gee whiz - why didn't we, as Americans, just write this idea into our Constitution? Where was George, Tom, and Ben (Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin)? (sarcasm intended).
It is not the first time Stephen Barrett has come up with a total whack-job legal theory...
It is not even the second or the third time.
In no particular order I'll lay out some of Barrett's previous legal theories - all of which, of course, have been summarily rejected by the Courts. MORE
March 23rd, 2011 - It has happened again. Stephen Barrett, the man who would be the Czar/God of US healthcare can't make another deadline in the Doctor's Data v Barrett, et al, Federal Court case, and has whimpered to the Judge that he needs more time (sniff, sniff).
I'm not even mildly surprised.
The Motion For Extension of Time was filed by the Chicago attorneys. Barrett's so-called lead attorney, Michael K. Botts, seems to have disappeared, and if he's working at all, it may be out of the trunk of his car - since it was pointed out in the Plaintiff's Objection to an Extension of Time, that Botts is NOT working at the law office, anymore, that he claimed he worked at, at the beginning of the case.
Once again, I am not even mildly surprised. We are, of course, dealing with quackbusters. MORE
March 18th, 2011 - The Health Freedom Expo series is in its seventh year. It seems like just yesterday that I went to the first one over by the LA Airport. Wendell Whitman, who I dearly miss, was wandering around by the sign-up booth worrying that not enough people would come.
Did they come? Oh yes. The following year the event was moved to the much larger Long Beach Convention Center. This year, it has moved to an even larger facility yet, still at the Long Beach Convention Center - March 25th, 26th, and 27th, 2011.
Wendell passed away in 2008, and although his marvelous daughter Julie Whitman Kline carries on very well, I miss his presence, and his tart sense of humor. Being of the same age group we could comment with same references on the state of the world - and we did.
I spoke at those early Expos, and went out of my way to recruit the best speakers I could find. Hulda Clark found a home there, speaking both on Saturday and Sunday, and holding a lab on Sunday afternoons.
But, for me, it was, and is, the camaraderie. The hallways, byways, the exhibitor floor, and the doorways going in and out of speaker's rooms become the place of smiles where, if sometimes only for a moment, you get to greet old friends and allies, from the years gone by. MORE
Google Shuts Down Quackbuster Discussion Group...
February 23rd, 2011 - Google, the owner of the famous search engine, also runs a series of Discussion Groups, called "Google Groups." For as long as anyone can remember there has been a Discussion Group called "misc.health.alternative." But no longer. Yesterday, Google shut it down, claiming the group violated Google's Terms Of Service.
It was never known who started the group, nor who managed it. But it was always clear that it was a forum for bashing cutting edge health care, for the most part by posters using a fake name, and more often than not, those posters viciously attacked, using the most offensive language and suggestions of odd sexual preferences.
Some of the internet's nastiest posters got their start here. "Orac the Nipple Ripper," for instance, reveled here, belittling his betters until, of course, his identity was revealed, and the attack on him was reversed. Avoiding the sting, he ran for his own Blog, where he could control the posted comments about his writings.
But Google shut it down, quite ceremoniously... MORE
January 25th, 2011 - The Desperation Level in the Quackpot camp has reached an all-time high. The Doctor's Data v Stephen Barrett Federal Court case is so devastating to them that they are, without doubt, at a point similar to where the Japanese High Command was when the Americans were designing the attack on their mainland towards the end of Word War II.
The Japanese, at that point, put together a very desperate three-part strategy: (1) Kamikaze airplane pilots who would sacrifice their lives driving their airplanes into American naval ships. (2) An organized "fight to the death" to defend the homeland, and (3) a continuing propaganda effort to do two things (a) convince the Japanese people to keep fighting, and (b) convince the American soldiers that millions of them would die during an invasion attempt of the mainland.
The last tactic (3)(b) was conducted through Japanese radio broadcasts out of Tokyo, and, as in broadcasts conducted throughout the war, centered around an English speaking female figure known to US servicemen as "Tokyo Rose." MORE
December 14th, 2010 - I predicted this would happen months ago in theDoctor's Data v Stephen Barrett Federal Court case.
On August 25th, 2010, in an article called"Has Stephen Barrett's "Puppet Master" Appeared? " I said:
"So, what do I think will happen now? Instead of a "legal" Defense, they're going to use a two part strategy:
(1) Delay, delay, delay - for the last thing the quackbusters want is to have Barrett (a) examined by a Psychiatrist, (b) forced into a two or three day video taped Deposition. (c) or to have the NCAHF board members Deposed, (d) or to have Paul Kurtz, Terry Polevoy, Orac the Nipple Ripper, Steve Novella, William London, or Paul Lee Deposed."
Any of the above would create a disaster for them.Why? Once the Response message is on file then the public relations campaign to destroy Doctor's Data Laboratory, and the Doctors that have used their services, will begin in earnest. Barrett, and his Puppet Master, will call on all of their resources, all at once, in an effort to win."
Well, I told you so... (Insert laughter here).
On December 3rd, 2010, one ofStephen Barrett's attorneys filed a Motion to DELAY imposition of Discovery requirements for at least twenty one more days while they prepare to file another Motion. MORE
November 19th, 2010 - The Doctor's Data v Stephen Barrett Federal Court is, by far, the most important court case involving health care in North America, for, for the first major time the group that conspires to damage emerging health care systems in favor of the status quo is, itself, under major attack, and will likely be destroyed by this action. And, it is about time.
Federal Court cases tend to drag on. So that we don't lose track of what's happening in the Doctor's Data v Stephen Barrett Federal Court case I'm going to summarize the case for you to date, by outlining what has already happened. Then I'll give you an idea of what is going to happen next.
In short, we are all waiting for the Discovery Schedules due December 6th, 2010. With that we'll be able to predict what will happen, and when it will happen. Discovery will be the key to breaking up the quackbuster conspiracy and impoverishing its members. With luck, enough information may be gathered to convert this case into a full-blown RICO action with all of the likely consequences. MORE
October 10th, 2010 - Warning - sarcasm present.
And, it took Barrett one hundred and seventeen (117) days to come up with that answer. This from a guy who, Court documents show, was commenting on cases filed against his victims up to one day (-1) before the actual filing.
Strangely, the Response was filed, not by Barrett's so-called "lead" attorney Micheal K. Botts but by the local counsel Peter M. Katsaros, a senior partner at Golan and Christie in Chicago. Hmmm?
It looks like Barrett's legal bills are piling up. MORE
September 22nd, 2010 - The US health care system is in tatters. It is total crap, run by crooks and idiots, who on their best day, either by design, or stupidity, cannot find any solutions.
The "War on Cancer" has been running almost 39 years - and we are not even close to official answers - because the "war" is intentionally designed to fail.
The US health care system, itself, is the number one killer of Americans. Health problems that could, and should, have been solved years ago, like autism, diabetes and heart disease tear our society apart.
Why is this happening? Because the system generates way too much money the way it is. No one within the system wants change. And, "the system" has built in defense mechanisms designed to kill threats to itself.
One of those built in mechanisms is the "quackbuster" operation, a cleverly designed process whereby virtually any treatment, lab test, device, author, practitioner, or idea that is outside of the current US health care "status quo" gets systematically rolled in excrement, so to speak, and publicly held up to ridicule by a mostly hidden group. The flagship for this operation is Quackwatch.com and its aging, bitter, loser, Stephen Barrett.
But there is much more to the "quackbuster" operation than Barrett. Why do I say that? Because, although Barrett intentionally publicly paints his enemies with sewage, no one would care what this rabid old fart has to say if his material never floated to the top of search engines. But it does - and it is not by accident.
In short, Obamacare, nor any other current health care solution, on the table, proposed by the "thinkers," is going to help North Americans for one simple reason. The proposed solutions fail, at first, to identify the real problems of North American Health Care - and that problem is that we are on a maintenance of symptom system rather than a cure system. In short, Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Stroke, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and more can all be beaten right now with existing science and technology - but all of that science and technology is blocked, and its proponents intentionally smeared in the public's eye. MORE
April 7th, 2011 - Texas is a major battle ground in the health wars. Always has been. What is different now is that the pace has been stepped up. "Defense" is last year's strategy - it got part of the job done.
Now there is a shift - a big one, and it is rolling along quite nicely. Before I tell you what's happening, who is doing it, and where it is going, I'm going to give you a little history by showing you a summary of an earlier campaign.
The big battleground ten-to-fifteen years ago was California, and the North American Health Freedom Movement stomped through the state like Sherman's march to the sea. Like Texas now, coalitions had been formed, problem areas identified, and strategies and tactics designed and implemented. And, once rolling, it all went smoothly. Unlike Texas, California is now a safe haven for cutting-edge health care. MORE
March 29th, 2011 - Last weekend I was at the Long Beach Health Freedom Expo. The place was packed for three days. Any quackbuster attending had to be completely intimidated. For when I say that the "health freedom movement outnumbers them 100,000 to 1," here, they got a practical application of what I'm talking about.
The photo to the left was taken during radio host "Coast-to-Coast" George Noory's panel discussion in the ballroom. But, keep in mind that there were THREE radio show hosts at this event. There were always multiple things, multiple lectures, etc., going on. Walking down the hallways it became obvious that virtually all of the speakers were well attended.
Clinton Ray Miller did, of course, start off the event, at 10:00AM Friday, and he set the tone for what was to come. Immediately after Clinton's lecture the choices began, and attendees had to pick which speakers they wanted to hear, or which panel they wanted to catch. MORE
March 21st, 2011 - Blame Clinton Ray Miller.
So, I get this email from Julie Whitman Kline, head person at theHealth Freedom Expo, which says, in essence "How about 1:00 PM Friday in 306B? I need a Lecture Description, a fresh bio, and a current photo..."
Julie is a lot like her Dad, Wendell. Kind of assertive in a good way. Pretty too - so nobody says "no."
So, I'll be around all day Friday for sure, starting out at Clinton's lecture at 10:00 AM, and following the schedule. If I'm wandering around and you want to meet with me, ask at the National Health Freedom Coalition and National Health Freedom Action booth (602), or at my radio buddy Robert Scott Bell's booth (Sovereign Silver - 416).
My Lecture Topic...
Health Freedom Strategies - Shifting from Defense to Offense... MORE
March 13th, 2011 - I met with a group of the top people in the Autism Awareness Movement yesterday at a meeting hosted by Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) at the Hilton Hotel in Costa Mesa, California, right across the parking lot from TACA's Main office.
The speakers for the meeting were none other than Dan Olmstead and Mark Blaxill, authors of the book "The Age of Autism - Mercury, Medicine, and a Man-Made Epidemic." Last night I got a signed copy.
February 6th, 2011 - The California attorney for Canada's cheap copy of Stephen Barrett, one Terry Polevoy, a Board Certified Pediatrician turned pimple doctor, submitted some papers to the Alameda, CA Superior Court last month indicating that a Conditional Settlement had been reached in the Polevoy v Grell and twenty un-named John Does case. You can read the original article about this situation here.
Guess what the settlement contains... MORE
January 7th, 2011 - Stephen Barrett, et al, filed some paperwork Monday, January 3rd, 2011 in the Doctor's Data v Stephen Barrett Federal Court case, in essence, demanding that the Court Dismiss the case in its entirety, financially sanction the attorneys for Doctor's Data, and Formally Declare Stephen Barrett as the "Czar/God of US Health Care..."
I kid you not...
The papers filed in the case are so ABSURD, even I, in my true skeptic world, am sitting here with my mouth hanging open in sheer disbelief - and I read the whole thing several times before I went to bed Monday night..
Michael K. Botts has stepped up to bat... (maybe, sort of, etc.).
I told you this would happen. Now will come the quackbuster's last-ditch effort to destroy Doctor's Data - as fast as possible. We'll call the attempt "Barrett's 'Battle of the Bulge'..." Why? Because I see the similarity, here, with the attempt NAZI Germany made on December 16th, 1944 to reverse their fortunes of war, stopping the Allied Invasion of Europe.
Will this tactic work for Barrett? (Start smiling right about here). Absolutely not - for Barrett, and his band of numby-dumbies are walking right into the situation (trap) we want them in - they have put what Barrett actually is, right on the line. In the documents presented to the Court are the arguments, I am not joking, that claim that Barrett is some kind of ultimate Demi-God, fully qualified (snort here) to decide US health care. Perfect. MORE
December 8th, 2010 - Yes, this story about the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) chewing up the Texas Medical Board in a Federal Appeals Court is already all over the internet. However, not one of the stories tell you what's going on behind the scenes. And, that's where the action is.
Fasten your seat belt.
Now, it's very clear that AAPS sued the Texas Medical Board a while back, in Federal Court, making some very specific allegations - but - the case didn't attract much attention, because, you know, lawsuits happen all of the time - right?
Wrong. This case was a sleeper. In other words, the strategy, right from the start was to low-profile it. The fact is this case is a bombshell, designed to rip the quackbuster conspiracy from its roots, and spray Roundup on the stump. This case is converging quickly with the Doctor's Data v Stephen Barrett Federal Court case.
What? The two cases are related?
Ah, yup... MORE
October 31st, 2010 - It is common knowledge that few, if any, Americans believe what US network TV tells them about health care. Most people don't believe what the big newspapers tell them either. Americans think that our media is controlled - and it is. So, Americans, even those involved in conventional, status quo, health care seek real information elsewhere. And, where do they go? The answer to that question is readily obvious. They get information about what is really happening from those of us in the North American Health Freedom Movement; websites, newsletters, radio shows, TV shows, conferences, public speaking engagements, legislative efforts, etc.
In fact, just about everything we do works. We are being listened to by the people that matter. I'll give you a demonstration further down the page. MORE
Yes, it's true, that no papers were apparently filed with the Court by 5:00PM on that date. And, also very obviously, no electronic filing was made by midnight of that same date. And, I checked to see if Barrett had tried to change jurisdiction to some other Court - nothing.
Don't get your hopes up, just yet, to be able to start collecting Barrett souvenirs, however. There is still one more legal option available. Barrett's attorney could have dropped a package in the mail before 5:00PM on September 30th, 2010, making certain he has a record of the postmark time. MORE
- ANH Takes Lead...
April 6th, 2011 -Sometimes we all forget how very large the North American Health Freedom Movement actually is. Sometimes, because of its sheer size it becomes unwieldy. But, for certain, there are those that, every day, see something that needs doing - and simply do it first, reminding us all what we need to do next.
The Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) took the lead, this week, in the North American Health Freedom ventures when they announced support for, and energized their membership, to support "The Free Speech about Science (FSAS) Act, HR 1364."
Good for them.
Here's what their article led off with.MORE
March 28th, 2011 - It'slaughter time once again in the Doctor's Data v Barrett Federal court case in Illinois.
Not long agoStephen Barrett's legal team (snort here) went to court to get a ten day extension to answer an answer to a Motion. They said it was necessary to get more time so as to answer Doctor's Data's Official Response to their own Motion to Dismiss, claiming that the Response was "so very long." They got the ten days.
Today they finally submitted their paperwork, and lo and behold, it was written, not byMichael K. Botts, Esq, Barrett's so-called "lead attorney," but by one of the Chicago firm's people, an attorney who just got their Bar license not long ago - and apparently has nor experience on this kind of law.
So, where's Botts? As I said in an earlier article:
"The Motion For Extension of Time was filed by the Chicago attorneys. Barrett's so-called lead attorney, Michael K. Botts, seems to have disappeared, and if he's working at all, it may be out of the trunk of his car - since it was pointed out in the Plaintiff's Objection to an Extension of Time, that Botts is NOT working at the law office, anymore, that he claimed he worked at, at the beginning of the case."
So, what was the essence ofStephen Barrett's paperwork this time? Same as before - they claim that Barrett is not defaming anyone. He is "helping the government..."so, therefore, "this whole case is a SLAPP and it should be dismissed..."
I love it. (Insert laughter here) MORE
Health Canada Under Massive Attack by Natural Products Maker...
Sunday, March 20th, 2011 - There is an important Court proceeding coming up this Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 in a Federal Appeals Court in Calgary, Canada.
Health Canada has already circulated two Memorandums that indicate that it knows they are going to lose this battle - and that loss will radically change the way they have to operate. I'll show you those memos, near the bottom of this article.
There is no question that Health Canada, the North-of-the-border equivalent of the US FDA, is totally, and completely run by the very drug companies it was designed to regulate. Just the same, in fact, as the US FDA is.
Health Canada, like its US FDA counterpart, has a well-lubricated revolving door of drug company executives turned Health Canada leaders, turned back to drug company executives. Continuously.
So, it is no surprise that Health Canada, itself, would take on the thought processes, and the moral lack, of the drug companies themselves.
There is no better example in Canada of how the drug lord run Health Canada operates than to point out how Health Canada attacks competitors to drugs - espoused, for instance, in the infamous raids, and seizures, involving Truehope Nutritional Support ltd, of Alberta, Canada, the manufacturer of EmpowerPlus.
Truehope, as you may remember, was, perhaps, the first natural products company to thrash Health Canada in a courtroom for their actions. More, they improved their corporate bottom line during the process. MORE
March 8th, 2011 - There were two legal filings, recently, in the Doctor's Data v Stephen Barrett Federal Court case. The first filing was, as expected, Barrett's last-ditch attempt to avoid Discovery - a Motion to Dismiss based on two allegations: (1) that the Plaintiff failed to make a proper claim (snort), and (2) that the lawsuit violated the Illinois Anti-SLAPP law.
The second filing, of course, was the answer to the first.
In short, the first filing, authored byMichael K. Botts, Esq., was an angry outburst, poorly researched, badly written piece of pseudo-legal claptrap.
The second filing, authored by Jeffrey Levens, Esq., was, as we always see, an elegantly crafted, legally spot-on, detailed analysis of the problem at hand.
No competition. Michael K. Botts, in this case, is being more badly beaten up than during the rip-thrashing he took from the Alternative Medicine world during the infamous Herbert v American Quackery Association - 1987 case. (smile here). MORE
January 30th, 2011 - Some days it is just way too much fun being an insider in the North American Health Freedom Movement. I get to see stuff happening right before my eyes, long before others become aware of what's happening. And, I have to say, there are members of the health movement which have a nasty sense of humor I commend and appreciate. In this case I use the word "nasty" in a very good way.
There are two things going on surrounding the Doctor's Data v Stephen Barrett Federal Court case, which you will find highly amusing - that is, they are amusing if you are not one of Barrett's masters or minions. - or Barrett. For them, nothing is funny right now. (smile here). MORE
December 29th, 2010 - The quackbuster operation is having its woes these days. It seems that everywhere they turn there is another fire to put out. It couldn't happen to a nicer bunch... This particular fire is going to cost Stephen Barrett's handlers over $450,000 US dollars - I'll explain below.
And, much more is coming their way. As well it should.
A few months ago I wrote an article "Is Terry Polevoy the Information Source for Doctor's Data?..." suggesting that, perhaps, Canada's Terry Polevoy might be an information source for the attorneys representing Doctor's Data against Stephen Barrett, Quackwatch, inc, and the National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF). Frankly, I was joking - for no way would I believe that Polevoy was smart enough to figure out, or use, that kind of lever in his case against his former Co-Plaintiffs in the Barrett v Clark case.
That is - until he, Polevoy, got the idea from the article I wrote. (smile here). MORE
November 30th, 2010 - I admit it. I love telling a good story. Give me a chance and I'll drag out the good parts, throwing in laughs here and there. The story, of course, I'm telling today is about theDoctor's Data v Stephen Barrett Federal Court case, which is, by far, the most important court case involving health care in North America.
Today I've got a BIG laugh for you - unless, of course, you are a quackbuster - then you are not going to find this story funny at all - you are going to, once again, call me names - nasty names. Ready?
The National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF), also a Defendant in this case, has a Twenty member Board of Directors. I have a copy of the last publicly listed Board just below. In short, they are named in this case because the so-called "Consumer Health Digest," supposedly a weekly newsletter to its approximate 12,000 subscribers, is supposedly a joint effort of Stephen Barrett and the NCAHF, co-edited by Barrett andWilliam London. Articles in that newsletter are named in the case itself. MORE
October 22nd, 2010 - I monitor, and provoke, sometimes openly, sometimes secretly, the discussion activity of the organization calling itself the "quackbusters." It is not easy, for, in a way, it is like listening in on a group of pedophiles discussing their plans for our neighborhood children. Keep this comparison in mind.
September 29th, 2010 - I enjoy writing about theDoctor's Data v Barrett case. Every time I turn around and look to see what's happening another guffaw exits my system, for once more, seemingly out of nowhere sometimes, comes one more patent example that there is, in fact, a divine justice in the world.
For those of you who don't know,Stephen Barrett and his weenie minions, are, for the most part (among other things) Secular Humanists, which, in simple translation, means that they do not believe in a God or religion, nor, to me, do they grasp or embrace the moral and ethical codex that, in essence, in 1776, established the very grounds for the social experiment known as "The United States of America." They, the Secular Humanists, believe that THEY are Gods unto themselves. None of them have a clue as to the constraints put on the rest of us by our adherence to the Judeo/Christian Ethic, and how that code applies in ways we treat each other.
Ok, OK... I promised to make my next article about who the 2010/2011 quackbusters really are, and this little piece isn't actually doing that. But, think of it as an introduction to where we are going. That paragraph above, about the Secular Humanist component of the quackbuster operation, sets the stage, as it were, for what's coming.
Divine justice in the world? Oh yeah. This case, and all of its development, is clear evidence that there is in fact, a God, and that he/she has a sense of humor. MORE
September 12th, 2010 - I read Court documents, including Original Complaints (the lawsuit itself) all of the time. It occurred to me, when I first read theDoctor's Data v Barrett, Federal Court case that the attorneys writing that case were very well informed about how the quackbusters operate. I thought to myself "these people must have been reading my newsletters..." But, as I began to re-read the case several times, looking for stuff to write about, I decided that it was very likely they had a well-informed source of their own - perhaps someone inside the quackbuster ranks.
As I thought about that I realized that because the upper echelon of the quackbuster operation tend to use their soldiers like Kleenex, there was a very long list of victims that might fit the bill. As I thought about it I realized that it would have to be somebody who was relatively close to the top of the operation - at the same time disenchanted, for whatever reason, with the people at the top.
The tentative list I put together was large, and included, virtually every member of the old NCAHF Board of Directors (the ones still alive), for, as you can easily see, they, since their usefulness has expired, have been used and thrown in the trash. You hardly ever hear about William Jarvis since the California Health Freedom Movement worked to get him tossed from Loma Linda University. And, weird old Wallace Sampson just kind of faded into his own fart pattern.
And then, one day, I realized I hadn't re-visited that lawsuit Terry Polevoy had filed againstStephen Barrett's personal attorney Christopher Grell, and 20 other John Does, in California. So, I did revisit it - and the light went on. MORE
August 27th, 2010 - I check my Pacer Account every few days and yesterday found four new filings in theDoctor's Data v Barrett, Federal Court case. After that I am even more convinced that the script writers for Saturday Night Live are designing Barrett's Defense.
The four documents, all presented by Barrett's three attorneys (actually two-and-a-half - I will explain) tell a story that will somewhat amuse you. It certainly amused me.
One of the documents, this one filed byMichael K. Botts, Esq. is a plea to the Court for Reconsideration, with explanations, to be allowed to represent Barrett at all. It seems the Chicago Court rejected Botts. I will let you read this document shortly. MORE
August 18th, 2010 - We have to keep our eye on the Doctor's Data v Barrett, et al, Federal case. Something new is always happening, or at least brewing. Here is the latest Pacer record:
"SUMMONS Issued as to Defendant The National Council Against Health Fraud, Inc. (vcf, ) (Entered: 08/11/2010)"
I don't have a copy of the document, because it simply isn't filed in the record, but I imagine it reads very similar to the last one filed against Quackwatch, Inc... MORE
July 25th, 2010 - I find it surprisingly easy to defeat Barrett and his minions. It's almost like they lead themselves into the slaughterhouse. And there I stand with an axe...
On July 14th, 2010, a little over a week ago, the California Supreme Court, with virtually no effort on my part, stomped a rancid old fart named Stephen Barrett on my behalf, by the simple act of denying Barrett's Petition to that Court, practically begging the Supreme Court to overturn the earlier Appeals Court Decision upholding the Alameda Superior Court's decision to Dismiss Barrett's case against me.
The Judge in the Superior Court, once again with no effort on my part, had Dismissed the case since, frankly, Barrett, et al, just couldn't seem to get it up enough to pursue the original silliness. We, on the other hand, spent no effort either.
It has always been my opinion that Stephen Barrett has always wanted to TELL people he is suing me, but actually facing me in Court, or anywhere else, is a whole another matter. I think it has been a manhood issue with him all along. MORE
July 8th, 2010 - I just checked my "Pacer" (Federal Court information system) file, and Barrett has not yet brought in a lawyer, and filed a response to the Doctor's Data lawsuit against him. Could it be this easy? Could it be that rancid old Stephen Barrett, when push comes to shove, just could not back up his public statements in a Court of law, and is just going to let the collection agents pick him clean? Could it be that Doctor's Data will have unlimited access to Barrett's years records showing whom he plotted with?
(I'm really getting all excited thinking about this).
As I said in my last article:
In the Federal Court System a defendant is given 21 full days to properly Respond to a lawsuit. Let's assume, for the moment, that since Stephen Barrett was sued by Doctor's Data on June 18th, 2010, that he was served with papers on the 19th, the next day. Counting 21 days from that moment brings us to Monday, July 12th, 2010 - the deadline for Barrett to hire an attorney who can practice in Federal Court in Chicago, Illinois, and prepare, and submit a Response to the Court. That's eight days from now - and Barrett does not even have an attorney yet.
Well, he only has about four more days... And, as I indicated:
What happens if Barrett does not Respond?
If Barrett does not Respond then Doctor's Data simply files for what is called a "Default Judgment," asking the Court to award everything they asked for - the Five Million in Damages, the Fifteen Million in Punitive Damages, and a permanent Injunction barring Barrett from talking about Doctor's Data, etc.
The Judge's answer is almost automatic..
So, why hasn't Barrett "lawyered up" and answered?
Let's think about that. There are probably three main reasons: MORE
June 25th, 2010 - Stephen Barrett, who has no income of his own, he claims, had to go to his wife Judith the other day, I think, and say "Honey, I need an increase in my allowance this month. I'm getting sued in Fed Court in Chicago now, and I'm going to need $250,000 this month as a retainer, and another $100,000 per month to pay for my Defense, for the next year, or so."
On Friday June 18th, 2010 Doctor's Data Laboratory filed an eleven count lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Stephen J. Barrett, MD, the National Council Against Health Fraud Inc (NCAHF), Consumer Health Digest, and Quackwatch, Inc. MORE
June 2nd, 2010 -I fully expected a battle royal in a San Diego Federal Courtroom this week with Stephen Barrett. Barrett had sued Hulda Clark and Carlos Negrete, making some sort of claim or another (I find it hard to tell what Barrett's lawsuits are actually claiming). I was a major witness scheduled to testify against him and I'd been preparing for weeks going over every piece of evidence I had ever gathered regarding Barrett's activities. I fully expected to testify for a full day - maybe more. And, I had a lot to say.
I even bought a new tie for the occasion.
But, this afternoon I found out that Barrett, today, came to Court apparently wanting to settle the case. And Carlos Negrete, apparently in his infinite mercy, agreed to a settlement denying me the opportunity to walk all over Barrett wearing my golf shoes - so to speak.. Worse, Carlos won't even tell me the terms of the settlement. He says it is confidential.
Carlos Negrete is, I guess, much nicer than I am when it comes to Barrett. MORE
November 20th, 2009 - I've been wondering who would pick up the reins of the quackbuster operation once Stephen Barrett croaks, which could be very soon. I think I found the candidate. He's perfect for the job - has all of the right quali-fications, and seems eager to fill the spot.
For years there was a contest, among the quackpot faithful, to be crowned the heir apparent, and many were groomed for the job. But, problems kept coming up, so there was no obvious Crown Prince.
Everybody who follows my newsletter could figure out that there were two major candidates vying for the top spot - sometimes even trying to push Stevie off the bus a little early. I am, of course, referring to Bobbie Baratz, the current president of the National Council Against Health Fraud and Terry Polevoy, Canada's low-budget Barrett copy.
But, there's a new guy in town... MORE
November 12th, 2009 - New Orleans area doctor James Carter MD, PhD, author of the famous book "Racketeering in Medicine," the blatant 1994 expose of the plot to destroy innovation in US health care, called me up one day, several years back, and asked me if I was coming to a certain health convention where he was going to be.
He had me worried for a minute, for I thought that he might be angry at me for I had recently removed him as the "most hated person in quackbuster land," and inserted myself into that position. After all, there is honor, in certain important circles, in being on Stephen Barrett's website. The thinking is that the more space you get on Barrett's sleazy pages the more good you must be doing for humanity. Barrett was giving me lots of space - more than anyone had ever gotten. I was worried that Jim Carter might be upset with me for pushing him into second position.
But he wasn't. He wanted me to come and speak to a large group of cutting-edge doctors and he wanted to introduce me personally. Barrett has no idea, to this day, how much of an honor he had bestowed on me. I spent a weekend with a group of people who lead the nation, if not the world, in innovative health care thinking. It was, to say the least, stimulating. MORE
October 19th, 2009 - Watch Larry King Friday night, October 23, 2009. He's interviewing Suzanne Somers about her new book "Knockout," which talks about REAL treatments, ones that actually work, for cancer. 9:00PM EST
The longest running war conducted by the United States is not the war in Iraq, nor the war in .Afghanistan. It is the "War on Cancer" started, with great fanfare, in 1972, thirty-seven years ago, by President Richard Nixon. It is a complete failure. The enemy, cancer, continues to gain ground.
In truth, the only people who benefit from this war are those in the huge, for profit, cancer industry - certainly not cancer victims or their families. The accepted therapies, those claimed to be "proven," are, in actuality, worthless. The statistics generated, even though the industry massages them, clearly show that 97.9% people who go the chemotherapy therapy route are dead five years later. That's correct - chemotherapy only has a 2.1% success rate over five years. Put in a 2.5% "margin of error" and you've got a big fat zero.
More, the government apparatus we've created to help with this war is no more than a huge "welfare for scientists" program with absolutely nothing to show for their thirty-seven years of existence except higher percentages of cancer deaths. MORE
September 24th, 2009 - On August 19th, 2009 the American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) filed suit in a New York State Supreme Court against the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., (solely as a nominal Defendant) and John or Jane Does 1-10.
This is a very important case to anyone involved in health care anywhere in the world.. Why? Because Wikipedia articles about health care have turned Wikipedia into a propaganda machine - with the full knowledge, and cooperation, of the management of both the Wikipedia Project, and the Wikimedia Foundation. In short, I believe that Wikipedia is a fraud. MORE
February 22nd, 2008 - Delicensed MD Stephen Barrett appears to have fled the State of Pennsylvania for North Carolina, just ahead of the official laughter laid on him by the the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
The Pennsylvania High Court joins the California Supreme Court in its disdain for Barrett's legal opinions. Barrett, who among other things, claims to be a "legal expert," has now been officially, and very soundly, had his pants pulled down, and his butt paddled TWICE by America's highest courts. MORE
February 20th, 2008 - I've discovered another quackbuster scam - one to destroy a whole group of US Dentists, the head of a major Dental School, a device manufacturer, and a major emerging dental issue - NICO, and, with some very good help, I've begun the process of breaking up the scam. I've helped engineer the destruction of about half of the scam already, and the rest is in the works. We should be finished after a court trial, I'll tell you about shortly, in April. With luck, we'll get the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office involved in the clean-up. MORE
By Edward Johnson, PhD , President ABC Coding Solutions
May 21st, 2007 - A Note to US Health Care Practitioners - After years of coding and system development, legal logic research, wrangling with our federal Department of Health and Human Services, and politicking, ABC Coding Solutions has launched eClaim.biz, the tool that ties together the code and logic into a seamless system.
ABC has done their share of work to help you; now we ask you to step up to the plate and help solve our US healthcare crisis. You are trained, you are experienced, many of you are licensed – why aren’t you part of the solution? MORE
April 18th, 2007 - In Greek mythology, Aegeas, the king of Elis, had a vast herd of cattle. The stables in which they were kept hadn't been cleaned in 30 years. By then it was impossible to clean them and the resulting stench was unbearable. Hercules, who had been assigned 12 stupendous tasks ("the Labours of Hercules") to be performed in atonement for a crime he had supposedly committed, came on the scene. One of those tasks was to clean the Aegean stables. Hercules did the job in one day by diverting a river to flow thorough the King’s stables.
The phrase "clean the Aegean stables" now means to clear away an accumulated mass of corruption – physical, moral, ethical, legal...
The stench at the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is unbearable. The FDA, designed to regulate certain industries in the US, has been taken over, in its entirety, by those industries, who operate the agency for their own benefit. There is no argument against this statement. At FDA the tail is wagging the dog. Americans are being regulated by industries. It's the way it is. MORE
March 19th, 2007 - One of the biggest scandals in American health care is coming to a head this March 27th, 2007. In the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, a case, called "Moms Against Mercury, et al., v. FDA" will get its time in the sunlight, and the Defendant, the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) isn't doing well in its Defense.
The case is simple. Citizens are suing the FDA for NOT, during the last THIRTY YEARS, ruling on the safety, or danger, of mercury amalgam tooth fillings.The Plaintiffs want mercury amalgam tooth fillings banned completely, and forever.
And, the FDA has virtually no defense... MORE
February 22nd, 2007 - A few days ago, Christopher Grell, one of the Plaintiffs, and the attorney for the Plaintiffs Stephen Barrett and Terry Polevoy , filed an emergency Ex Parte Motion with the Alameda, California Trial Court in the Barrett v. Clark (Rosenthal) case asking for a Temporary Restraining Order preventing Defendant Rosenthal from collecting attorney fees awarded to Rosenthal by the Courts. The Court denied the Motion, and "collection" has begun in earnest. MORE
February 15th, 2007 - Ten US Senators, two days ago, wrote a bi-partisan letter to President George W. Bush saying:
"Each of us believes our current health system needs to be fixed now. Further delay is unacceptable as costs continue to skyrocket, our population ages, and chronic illness increases. In addition, our businesses are at a severe disadvantage when their competitors in the global market get health care for “free.”"
I'm going to say this once again - Nobody even tries to hide the fact that the US Health Care System is broken beyond repair. There is a lot of finger-pointing going on, as well there should be. The US health care system costs too much, it's the top three killers of Americans, and Americans don't trust it. It simply doesn't work.
Who's fault is this? Blame lies solidly with the management of the US Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS). Current management is incapable of dealing with health care problems. It has set up a US Health Care system that doesn't work, and has no chance of ever working. MORE
January 26th, 2007 - Top "quackbuster" Robert S. Baratz MD, DDS PhD was forcibly removed as a witness in a California case recently after it was pointed out to the State of California that Baratz was a not quite what he claims to be. Cases all over the United States, originally initiated by "quackbusters" , are being dropped by State agencies - like hot potatoes. MORE
December 20th, 2006 - The Washington State Supreme Court, in its wisdom, a few days ago (December 14th, 2006), literally, for all time, smashed the New York ad agency run "quackbuster" operation's effort to use individual State Administrative hearings to destroy innovation in health care in favor of the "drugs, drugs, and more drugs" medical monopoly. The sleazy "Plan of '96" has been thwarted.
Cutting-edge health professionals around the US can breathe a sigh of relief, for the method of attack derived from the filth-encrusted "Plan of '96" has been declared to be unacceptable by the High Court. And, State Supreme Court decisions carry weight in every area of the US. MORE
June27th, 2006 - On May 31st, 2006, in this newsletter, I revealed some details about a project I've been working on for a while. In that article, called the "The Cal Streeter Story..." I talked about "one of the most important cases in US healthcare, an assault, and a turning point..."
The "Cal Streeter Story" is ripping health care regulation apart in Indiana - and it needs to be ripped apart. A few months ago, for instance, an Indiana Court ordered the State Medical Board, using VERY STRONG language, to restore Streeter's license to practice medicine IMMEDIATELY. The Board, clearly defying the Indiana Court, waited a full ninety days (90) to restore the license, then filed an Appeal with the State Appellate Court over the restoration order.MORE
US HealthCare System Implodes - "Health Freedom" is Here...
June 8th, 2006 - The US healthcare system is falling in on itself, and it is about time. Change is in the air, and it won't take long. Rated 72nd in quality worldwide - but number one in cost, it has become the number one killer of Americans.
American industry, quietly, over the last few years, took the Bush Administration by the throat, so-to-speak, and demanded, and got, legislation moving consumer health choices out of the hands of the mega-greedy health insurance industry and into the hands of those same consumers. MORE
May 22nd, 2006 - The US Health Care System, rated 72nd in quality, but number one in cost - worldwide, is known, by government reports, to be the NUMBER ONE KILLER of Americans - ahead of heart disease, cancer, and strokes. There is no argument against facts.
But what is up for speculation are the REASONS why this is so. No one I know of (government agencies, think tanks, etc.) has taken the time to describe, and rate, the reasons why US citizens are being so short-changed. MORE
February 22nd, 2006 - American citizens think, wrongly, that the internet is a place where they can somewhat freely express their opinions about social issues important to them. But they are dead wrong - for there is an internet company, based in London, England that continuously monitors internet traffic - and if that company, or any of its members, or its customers, don't like what an American is saying on the internet, they can, and will, shut down that person's access to the internet.
Surprised? Don't be.
Controlling internet access, and preventing "free speech" is a despot's dream come true - for it has been the internet, for some time now, that has provided the means for social activists on important issues to communicate, not only with each other, but with the media and the public. MORE
January 29th, 2006 - Late Friday, January 27th, 2006, 10th District Federal Court Judge Marcia Krieger handed struggling Aetna Insurance, perhaps the biggest legal loss in Aetna's history. And, it was over a dental issue. The reverberations will be felt worldwide. This case may be one of the two straws to break this company's back. I'll tell you about the second straw further into this article.
About 3:00PM, Central Standard time, in Denver, Colorado, Aetna attorneys and top management no doubt went into cardiac arrest when a decision in the "Cavitat v. Aetna" Federal case was announced by the Judge, especially since the decision came only one week after Aetna had arrogantly crowed its legal position to its customer base in Business Week Magazine. It is not known whether Business Week plans to retract its story and apologize to those it named. MORE
December 20th, 2005 - 2005 has not been a good year for the American Dental Association (ADA).
And that's good... Congratulations, are in order, for all of you that helped make that happen.
There are those in North America that believe that the ADA, and their dental policies, positions, and statements, are responsible for a significant part of the constant health problems inflicted on Americans. I'm one of those.
Take the "mercury amalgam" issue, for instance. MORE
December 15th, 2005 - "Naturopathy" has been around since man's ancestors crawled out of the sea and ate their first plant..
Humorously, we might say that the ingestion of plants became a science after the first cave woman watched her husband leave the cave dwelling one morning, stop two caves down to flirt with the local cutie, and served him some strange smelling leaves in his lunch salad - giving him the worst case of diarrhea in history - and then told all her girlfriends how to prepare that salad.. MORENine Percent Approval Rating? US Network Television News FAILS "Big Pharma"...
December 10th, 2005 - In 1999 "Big Pharma" went to the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and got permission to advertise drugs, drugs, and more drugs directly to the American consumer. Their intent, as it became obvious, was two things: (1) sell more drugs to the American consumer, and, (2) control the media, especially US television..
TV network news, it appears, got the lion's share of advertising dollars. I estimate that 55% percent of all advertising during the News Hours are paid for by "Big Pharma." More, about a third of the entire newscast, itself, is focused on how wonderful your "local drug peddler" actually is. MOREHealth Freedom Protection Act (HR 4282) Introduced Into US Congress...
November 13th, 2005 - The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) was originally designed to serve the needs of the American public.
Of course, these days, it does no such thing - it is owned, outright, by "Big Pharma," the very industry it is supposed to regulate.
Not just is there a revolving door of pharma employees with the FDA, but every committee is in the hands of the drug pushers. In fact, the FDA is little more than a gun carrying enforcement agency whose only purpose seems to be to stifle, raid, imprison, shut down, harass, torture, lie about, and generally discourage competition to drugs, drugs, and more drugs.
They don't even try to hide it. MORE
November 3rd, 2005 -The American Dental Association (ADA) spent a fortune last month holding its annual convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. If it had hoped for a public relations coup to help promote its aims, its hopes were dashed by the Pennsylvania chapter of the North American anti-mercury-amalgam movement, the "Pennsylvania Coalition for Mercury Free Dentistry"
The ADA fell on its face - and frankly - their convention worked against them. What I predicted in my September 26th, 2005 newsletter "Health Freedom" Counter Attacks - Big Time..." happened. Here's what I said: MORE
October 10th, 2005, is a day to watch for every one defending health freedom - for Stephen Barrett (the king of the quackpots) gets his date in Court, again - and I don't think he's going to like it.
Let me explain why....
A couple years back, top "quackbuster" propagandist Stephen Barrett, a failed MD who describes himself as "a retired Psychiatrist," took it upon himself to attack the age-old Chiropractic profession. He even made up a new website "chirowatch" or something like that, to criticize the profession. He began to talk as though he knew something about it - drawing, I guess, on his life experiences as a part-time MD in an Allentown, Pennsylvania mental hospital.
Barrett, particularly took an interest in one Tedd Koren DC, a well known Chiropractic advocate, author, Publisher, and seminar leader. Barrett, of course, did the usual "sliming" of Koren on his dubious website "quackwatch.com." MORE
Guest Article byCharles G. Brown, National Counsel
Consumers for Dental Choice
April 5th, 2011 - In an extraordinary development that will change the global debate about amalgam, the United States government has announced that it supports a “phase down, with the goal of eventual phase out by all Parties, of mercury amalgam.” This statement – a radical reversal of its former position that “any change toward the use of dental amalgam is likely to result in positive public health outcomes” – is part of the U.S. government’s submission for the upcoming third round of negotiations for the world mercury treaty.* MORE
Guest Article by
International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxiclogy (IAOMT)
The press coverage was unprecedented. Brian Williams and Katie Couric each broadcast two minute stories, with interviews of Freya Koss, Karen Palmer, and Dr. Mark Breiner. Many print and internet outlets picked it up too, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Washington Post, and CNN.com. IAOMT emerges from this meeting as a heavy-weight player in the process. The world is getting to know who we are. MORE
Guest Article by
Brown, National Counsel
November 19th, 2010 -Here is one of the frauds for which FDA is famous. FDA’s in-house dentist Susan Runner, who proudly unveiled FDA’s abysmal amalgam rule at a news conference in July 2009, said that in all of human history only 141 people have complained about amalgam. In reality, FDA has received thousands of letters and comments from people saying amalgam’s mercury has caused grievous harm to them or a member of their family. But FDA’s “scientists” (and I use that word loosely) have decided that their prime source of information is the pro-mercury American Dental Association – a trade association that endorses the products of amalgam manufacturers for cash and that owns two amalgam patents.
So Susan Runner, speaking for the Food and Drug Administration, says you do not exist – nobody is injured by amalgam. FDA pretends mercury implanted an inch from a child’s brain does no harm, that mercury implanted in a pregnant woman does not hurt the unborn baby, that amalgam does not contribute to the total mercury bioburden in our bodies. Instead of protecting consumers, FDA gave the dental industry and the cut-rate pro-mercury dentists a green light to cover up the mercury from consumers in 2009.
Now thanks to all those who spoke out against the rule, FDA is reconsidering its position on amalgam. Here are three things you can do to make a difference: MORE
By John Rappaport
October 30, 2010 - In the summer of the year 2000, it was a bolt out of the blue. The revelation. I come back to it for various reasons—this time because I’ve been reading doctors’ attacks on the nutritional industry: “fraudulent claims, quackery, unproven science, theft.”
You’ve heard all the accusations.
It’s interesting that these doctors don’t bother to examine their own profession. If they did, they would fall through the deep hole, and they might never find their way back to the top.
On July 26, 2000, Dr. Barbara Starfield published her landmark study, “Is US Health Really the Best in the World?” in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). At the time, Starfield was working at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She still is.
She is, as you can see, an insider. You don’t have your papers published in JAMA if you’re not.
Among her findings? The annual figure for deaths caused by medical drugs in the US is 106,000.
THE ANNUAL FIGURE.
All those drugs were, according to her report, correctly prescribed and, of course, approved by the FDA. No drug makes its way into the American market unless the FDA certifies it as safe and effective. Both.
In a long, exclusive interview I conducted with Dr. Starfield earlier this year "AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH Dr. Barbara Starfield: Medically Caused Death in America," she made it clear that, since the 2000 publication date, no federal agency had contacted her to consult on taking remedial actions, in the face of all these deaths.
It was also clear that the federal government had undertaken no massive campaign to cut down on the deaths caused by medical drugs. MORE
The Threat to Health Freedom Now - an Exclusive Interview with Jonathan Emord...
By John Rappaport
October 25, 2010 - As a medical investigative reporter for 28 years, I’ve seen public interest in health freedom come and go. Right now, in 2010, it is at a low point.
In the early 1990s, there was a tremendous fervor in America. Millions of people, perceiving a threat from the federal government, realized they could be cut off from the right to improve their health according to their own wishes, judgments, and decisions.
In practical terms, health freedom has come to mean: the right to have access to the widest possible range of nutritional supplements, health practitioners, and treatments—with no government obstruction.
Back in 1993, millions of Americans believed in that principle, and sent letters to Congress. Rallies were held. Celebrities appeared and supported traditional American liberty.
The final blow was struck with the passage of the Dietary Supplement Health Act of 1994 (DSHEA). It appeared to promise the results citizens were looking for. The FDA would not be permitted to limit access to the full range of nutritional supplements.
Then the furor died down and people went back to their lives. The internet grew into a giant. Millions of pages discussing health issues appeared. More freedom. More access.
But there has been an overall dampening of that spirit of the early 90s. Many people believe the major battle has been won.
To examine whether this is the case, and whether the DSHEA Law is actually keeping Americans safe, I interviewed a widely revered lawyer, Jonathan Emord. MORE
Chronic Lyme Disease: Battle Requires Attack on Multiple Fronts
February 20th, 2008 - Most people battling chronic Lyme disease think of the illness as an infection caused by a bacterium known commonly as Borrelia Burgdorferi, generally transmitted via the bite of an infected tick. What many don’t recognize, however, is that recovery from chronic Lyme disease requires a recognition that the disease is truly a much more complex illness. Recovery often challenges one to consider more than just infection as the single causative agent involved in the disease process. It is through looking beyond the infectious component of Lyme disease and understanding the equally important aspects of damaging heavy metals and other toxic insults that a more full and lasting recovery may be realized.
Garry F. Gordon MD, DO, MD (H) co-founded the American
College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) and serves as the President of Gordon Research Institute. Dr. Gordon graciously spent a couple of hours with me sharing his views on chronic Lyme disease and those factors that are important in recovering from chronic illness.
Dr. Gordon acknowledges Lyme disease as a serious infection which can lead to a wide-variety of health challenges. He does not, however, hyperfocus on the specific tick-borne pathogens which cause the disease. He instead believes that a multitude of infections are prevalent in anyone with chronic ill health. In addition to these numerous infections, our state of health is closely tied to our total body burden of endogenous and exogenous toxins. When looking at why illness is present, it is important to look at a number of factors including genetics, chronic infections, and total body burden of heavy metals and other toxins. MORE
Majority DDSs (52%) now mercury-free - Tipping point at hand!
By Charles G. Brown, National Counsel, Consumers For Dental Choice
May 21st, 2007 - The tipping point against mercury fillings, my friends, has arrived. A dentist magazine surveyed its dentist readers, and finds that 52% of American dentists now are mercury-free. Wow.
This new dentist majority brings colossal ramifications upon America ’s protectors of mercury fillings -- the American Dental Association and the Food and Drug Administration.
I wrote the head of the ADA to inform him that the ADA has missed the boat by not exiting the mercury fillings business last year. (I even went to Chicago in December to hand them a graceful exit plan.) Choosing instead to stay mired in the 19th century, ADA ’s pro-mercury members are likely to be picked off via lawsuits, one-by-ones. The ADA , I advised Dr. Bramson, will morph into a numerical shadow of itself, as its members wake up to the fact that this rallying around mercury has been a sham; With this new evidence, if the ADA refuses to warn its dwindling band of pro-mercury dentists to abandon mercury, the ADA likewise will be sitting in the litigation dock. MORE
Codex Adventures in Ottawa - 35th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Labeling (Ottawa, Canada), April 30 - May 4, 2007
By Cheri Tips - Executive Director - National Health Federation (NHF)
May 10th, 2007 - Note - The NHF had two important objectives in this Ottawa meeting - (1) keeping Genetically-Modified (GM) foods labeled as such, word-wide, and (2) insuring that foods could make health claims. Despite fierce opposition they accomplished both objectives. - Tim Bolen
The National Health Federation (NHF) has International Nongovernmental Organization (INGO) observer status at all Codex Alimentarius meetings and represents the interests of health-conscious consumers. There were numerous countries and other INGOs present, interested in various matters from labeling of genetically-modified foods to the labeling of organic foods.
Importantly, too, the subject of the FAO/WHO's Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity, and Health was discussed. MORE
Does Aspartame multiply female MS? - New Study Report at Neurology Conference...
By: Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder - Mission Possible International
May 7th, 2007 - About 400,000 people in the US are victims of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a horrible autoimmune disease that devastates the central nervous system.
At the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting, Dr. Gary Cutter, professor of Biostatistics at the University of Alabama, said women are now four times as likely as men to get multiple sclerosis: “It started at two-to-one and is now four-to-one.” Researchers found the ratio of women-to-men is increasing by about 50 percent each decade.
The increase is more pronounced in younger people with young women especially contracting it at an accelerating rate. MOREThe Mushroom Cloud that Caused Autism
Opinion by: Kenneth Stoller, MD, FAAP with Anne McElroy Dachel
May 3rd, 2007 - In the first article in this series on autism, a mercurial finger was pointed at the high level of mercury children received from their vaccines and the huge upswing in the autism rate. It was noted that the background level of mercury pollution from coal-fire power plants and other sources (such as dental amalgam) was so high that one in every six women in the US has a level of mercury in her body high enough to affect her children’s health. The cost to society of these affected children amounts to billions of dollars annually, and the ultimate cost of caring for all those disabled will cost trillions. Lastly, the point was made that this isn’t so much about autism as it is about the future of human life on this planet if we don’t stop mercury pollution.
Concerning the issue of autism, the press has failed to present both sides in the heated debate over a possible link between vaccines and this devastating disorder. The last word is often given to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, without any mention of the vast web of conflict of interest ties between CDC employees and the pharmaceutical industry. MORE
Throwing children into oncoming traffic: The truth about Autism
By: Kenneth Stoller, MD, FAAP with Anne McElroy Dachel
April 24th, 2007 - I have been a practicing pediatrician for over 20 years. I saw my first child with autism in the early 90’s – before that I had never seen an autistic child, and I never saw an autistic child in all my years at school. The boy was 4 years old and you could see the frustration in his face as he wanted to speak but nothing intelligible would come from his mouth except shrieks of anguish.
As I studied his tortured face, it was as if there was an old time telephone switchboard operator inside his head trying to plug in the correct phone cables but not being able to complete the call. This family had known me from an old practice I worked at in another city, but they had traveled to see me because they trusted me and were looking for answers that no one seemed to have for them, but I too had no answers and I could see the mom was greatly disappointed. After the family left my office I poured over a few dusty textbooks and wondered if I had just seen a very rare disorder, a disorder that affected one child in 10,000 children…autism. MORE
By Jon Rappoport -has worked as an investigative reporter for 25 years.
June 27th, 2006 - The pharmaceutical machine and its cohorts operate along two basic hidden vectors: selling drugs that cause harm, injury and death, and suppressing promising non-toxic cures.MORE
Ritalin - The Hidden Effects...
Article by Independent Investigative Reporter Jon Rappaport
May 23rd, 2006 - (Jon Rappoport has worked as an independent investigative reporter since 1982.
In 1986, The International Journal of the Addictions published a very important literature review by Richard Scarnati. It was called “An Outline of Hazardous Side Effects of Ritalin (Methylphenidate)” [v.21(7), pp. 837-841]. MORE
MY VIEW OF THE BIGGER PICTURE
A Guest Commentaryby: Steven C. Eisen, DC
October 20, 2005 - On October 13, 2005, notorious self-proclaimed consumer medical advocate, Stephen Barrett’s defamation lawsuit against Dr. Tedd Koren was thrown out of court after a grueling three and a half day trial. To the unknowing observer, this may seem insignificant, but in no uncertain terms, it was a big victory for the battle of freedom and rights of all individuals to select the health care of their choice.
The American Medical Association has a long standing history of trying to monopolize health care in the United States by eliminating competition. In Wilk v. AMA a Federal court ruled that the AMA and other individuals and organizations had conspired to contain and eliminate the practice of chiropractic. The court found that the AMA and it’s officials instituted a boycott of chiropractors and made it unethical for a medical doctor to associate with chiropractors. MORE