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Feds Spit On Barrett's Claims About Austin's CARE Clinics...

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 following Protocol.

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

"Assisting Government" - The New Legal Argument for Nutbags...

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

Stall, Stall, Stall - Stephen Barrett in a Diarrhea Panic?  He Should Be, For the Worst Is Yet To Come...

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

The 2011 Long Beach Health Freedom Expo...

 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

Trine "Two Shoes" Tsouderos - Barrett's Tokyo Rose...

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

Captain Screwloose (Stephen Barrett) Runs For Cover...

December 14th, 2010 - I predicted this would happen months ago in the Doctor'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 of Stephen 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

The Doctor's Data v. Barrett, et al, case - a Summary to Date...

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

Barrett Responds to Doctor's Data v Barrett Lawsuit...

October 10th, 2010 - Warning - sarcasm present.

Finally - a Response from Stephen Barrett et al, in the Doctor's Data v Barrett Federal lawsuit.  In essence, Barrett's legal team took forty-four (44) pages to say "We deny everything. So there." 

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

Why the Doctor's Data v Barrett case is important to North America...

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

"Igor" Not In Evidence - No Lead Attorney For Barrett - Yet...

September 9th, 2010 - It was three long weeks ago that Michael K. Botts, Esq. applied (Pro Hac Vice) to the Federal Court in Chicago to, supposedly, represent Stephen Barrett in the Doctor's Data v Barrett, Federal Court case. 

On August 26th we saw that Botts had been rejected by the Court but was being re-applied by Barrett's local counsel, to the Court.

Well, guess what?  MORE

Has Stephen Barrett's "Puppet Master" Appeared?

August 25th, 2010 - I think the arrival of Michael K. Botts, Esq. as Stephen Barrett's attorney in the Doctor's Data v Barrett, Federal lawsuit is significant. 

It is a flat-out desperation move.  Simply, Stephen Barrett could not afford to hire a law firm to Defend.  So someone is providing an attorney of their choice - not someone Barrett would pick - Michael K. Botts, who is not a litigator but an intellectual property and patent attorney. 

Why would someone pick Botts when he is not a litigator? MORE

Quackwatch, Inc Fails To Respond...

August 3rd, 2010 - Keep in mind that there are three Defendants in the Doctor's Data v Barrett, et al Federal Court case in Northern Illinois - and all three have to lawyer up and Respond within the Court's required time. 

Only Barrett, himself, as an individual, was given 60 days, instead of 21, to formally Respond to a lawsuit.  Neither of the other two Defendants, Quackwatch, Inc, nor the National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF) was given any extra time.  They have 21 days from the time of service to hire legal counsel and formally Respond.

Well guess what?

Quackwatch, Inc. was served on July 6th, 2010.  Twenty-one days later was July 28th, 2010.  So - Quackwatch, Inc now has a big problem. MORE

Barrett and NCAHF Gasping for Breath Over Doctor's Data Lawsuit?  What's Next?

July 16th, 2010 - The silence is telling.

It is now, by my initial  calculations, four days beyond the deadline for Stephen Barrett to have filed a Response to the Federal Lawsuit filed against him by Doctor's Data laboratory in the Northern District of Illinois. 

I just now checked my Pacer Account - and no Response has been filed by anyone, and there is no attorney listed for any of the Defendants.

Yup, the silence is telling. And, it feels really good. MORE

Barrett Has Not Even "Lawyered-Up" Yet...

July 4th, 2010 - 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.

What happens if Barrett does not Respond? (I'm getting all excited thinking about this).  MORE

US Federal Trade Commission Drills North Carolina Dental Board...

June 21st, 2010 - The North Carolina Dental board is in BIG TROUBLE...

On Thursday June 17th, 2010 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed formal charges against the North Carolina Dental Board, saying:

"Dentists in North Carolina, acting through the instrument of the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners (“Dental Board”), are colluding to exclude non-dentists from competing with dentists in the provision of teeth whitening services. The actions of the Dental Board prevent and deter non-dentists from providing or expanding teeth whitening services, increase prices and reduce consumer choice without any legitimate justification or defense, including the “state action” defense. The actions of the Dental Board unreasonably restrain competition and violate Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act." MORE

Will the San Diego Federal Judge Put Stephen Barrett in Jail?...

June 7th, 2010 - Oh my, the "Barrett Settlement" story, in San Diego, is getting even better.  It seems that now the Federal judge in the case has assigned a Federal Magistrate Judge, Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo "to retain jurisdiction for settlement purposes."

Wow - this could could get interesting.  VERY interesting.  I'll explain.

I have a copy, right here on my desk, of the settlement statement wording agreed to, and ORDERED by the Court, and so far, I don't see that wording on Barrett's website, nor do I see his minions mouthing those COURT ORDERED words.  Apparently they must all be in shock and cannot bring themselves to comply with the Court Order.

And NO, I'm not going to tell you what those COURT ORDERED words are.  I'm going to wait and see what happens.  Frankly, I hope Barrett decides to defy the Federal Magistrate Judge.  Then Negrete can file for an Order of Contempt.  Being called on the carpet in front of a Federal Judge could have serious consequences for Barrett.

Contempt, in a Federal court, is taken very seriously.  Below is the official definition:  MORE

Wikipedia Doesn't Like Me ...

January 2nd, 2010 - Wikipedia's General Counsel, Mike Godwin, is sending me nasty emails.  Apparently he doesn't like me telling people how bad Wikipedia actually is, and he definitely doesn't want me telling you what to do about it - when it effects you personally.  He actually, the other day, said I "was trying to destroy Wikipedia..."

Stand back while I turn down my testosterone levels.

Even though, in some ways, it feels good to have some people think I'm that kind of powerful, I can't really claim credit for what's happening to Wikipedia. The whole world is beginning to realize that Wikipedia is being run by the social equivalent of a pimply twelve year old. 

Wikipedia is coming apart.  What I'm offering is a remedy for its victims.  How?  I'm telling people how to sue Wikipedians in the Courts to stop them from victimizing others.  I've got the formula to beat them (and I'll tell what that is further into the article) - and Mike Godwin doesn't want me to talk about it.  He says:

"Thank you providing evidence of intent to engage in strategic litigation aimed at shutting down Wikipedia."
 

Yup, he really said that.  Let me adjust that testosterone knob one more time.  MORE

What Obama's Health Care Reform is Missing...

November 12th, 2009 - A lot of very smart people I know think that the so-called Swine Flu "pandemic" is a simple marketing ploy created by the foreign owned pharmaceutical industry to sell, nearly useless, and untested, dangerous vaccines to an unsuspecting US public.  In fact, it looks as though about 50% of the people in North America think so.

I don't disagree with that - but I think there is more to this.  I think this "pandemic" campaign is a not-so-subtle threat to President Barack Obama and the US Congress...  I think that Big Pharma organized this "pandemic" to give a clear message to the US government about how much power they actually have and how they will use it if Obama and the Congress try to rein in the pharmaceutical industry - which we all know, is primarily, but not solely, responsible for the horrendous costs, and problems, of US health care.  In short, their message is simple: 

"We, Big Pharma, own the US TV News Media.  We tell news broadcasters exactly what they are going to say about healthcare.  They play the footage that WE provide for them about healthcare issues, and nothing else.  If you try to rein in our industry we will destroy you using this tool."

In short, we are not going to be able to fix the US healthcare system until we take back control of our own Television news hours. MORE

Truehope "Raids" Health Canada...

November 3rd, 2009 - Yesterday, a Canadian company Truehope, the makers of EMPowerplus, the first supplement product in North America to be protected against attack by a government agency by the Court System, started their second round of assault against Health Canada. 

Let's wish them well...

In their first round they slapped Health Canada around a Canadian Courtroom, getting the Court to Order Health Canada to leave them alone.  The Court ruled, simply, that EMPowerplus, a supplement product that reverses Bi-Polar issues, did not require approval from Health Canada, and that it was "a necessity" to the people that used it.  Health Canada employees had stopped entry of the product into Canada (it is manufactured in the US) causing several people to die, and many others to suffer, without it.  No Health Canada employees, however, were ever criminally indicted for those deaths.

Yup - they are attacking Health Canada one more time - and if they win this assault they will have completely removed Health Canada's teeth, so to speak.  Health Canada might as well, after this, lock the doors and send the employees home. MORE

Barrett Lawsuit Against Tim Bolen Dies of Old Age in California Court...

September 23rd, 2009 - I've always said that Stephen Barrett, as a man, just wasn't much. Recently he proved my point - in spades. How? 

On November 3rd, of the year 2000, this rancid old fart, and a couple of his equally stunted cronies, filed a lawsuit against me, and others, sort of claiming that I, Tim Bolen, had been hired by world acclaimed author, and health humanitarian, Hulda Regehr Clark PhD to defame him, and that others conspired to help me.

Don't laugh too long.  They actually wrote this nonsense down.

The trouble is that, of course, Stephen Barrett, et al, had no case against any of us, so they NEVER tried to bring it into the Courtroom, offering, as it were ,just about every lame excuse they could find to delay, delay, delay.  All the while, of course, Barrett claimed on his quackwatch website, and Polevoy on his healthwatcher site, that they were, in fact, suing me, blah, blah, blah.

What I found amusing, right from the start, was when we demanded of Barrett and Grell that they produce documents where any of the Defendants actually made statements in the accusation reflected below - they could not provide any.  None. 

So, after eight years and four months, on March 23, 2009, the latest Judge in the case, Stephen Dombrink, Judge of the Superior Court, Alameda County, ordered the case Dismissed. MORE

Court Demands Quackbusters Pay $491k - Two Pay, One Doesn't ...

February 20th, 2008 - Way back in the year 2001, when Quackbusters Stephen Barrett, Terry Polevoy, and their attorney Christopher Grell decided to file their cockamamie lawsuit (Barrett v. Clark) in Oakland, CA Superior Court, they brandished it on the internet as their crowning activity.  Little did they know, then, that it would NOT be just one more stumbling, bumbling, fumbling, act, typical of their machinations. 

In fact, this lawsuit would lead them to laughable internet infamy, drawing the wrath of virtually every internet giant, worldwide, in opposition to their goals.   Nor did they deduce, then, that filing a false claim in California, called a SLAPP suit, would gain them the wrath of the California legislature.  But it did.

Now, of course, after almost seven years of litigation, they do know, and they found out the hard way.  Now, of course, as anyone knows, the piper needs to be paid, and the bill has been presented in the form of a decision by the Oakland Superior Court ordering the threesome to pay $434,000 US more than the $55,700 already collected, to just one of the original Defendants, Ilena Rosenthal, and her attorneys.  MORE

Gerson Documentary Humiliates Quackbusters

May 21st, 2007 - I almost spilled my cup of jasmine tea,  I was laughing so hard.

I had just been viewing the first part of a DVD video documentary called "Dying to Have Known," and  I had to stop the thing right there, and rewind, to see if what I had just seen really had happened.  Yup, it did. 

So I stopped it again, went and got my wife Jan and said "You've got to come and watch this."  It's worth re-playing again and again.  MORE

Court Orders Quackbusters Barrett and Polevoy to Post $433,715.93 Bond...

May 2nd, 2007 - The "quackbuster" organization is learning a very HARD lesson about the reality of the US legal system.  And, I'm very pleased. 

They're learning, in the most humiliating, and financially devastating way, that US Courts don't want the system abused to harass those that the "quackbusters" don't like. 

In the Barrett v. Clark case, today, an order was issued for Plaintiffs Terry Polevoy MD, and Stephen Barrett MD, to come up with a grand total of $433,715.93 in bonds - $264,311.68 for Polevoy alone, and $169,404.25 from Barret and Polevoy - within thirty days. Barrett runs the questionable website "quackwatch.com."  Polevoy is kind of the Canadian low-budget copy of Barrett, with garish colors.   MORE

Quackbuster Attorney "Suffers the Consequences"...

April 8th, 2007 - The US "quackbuster" operation, perhaps one of the slimiest groups on Planet Earth, sank to a new low this last few weeks when they, apparently, abandoned their own attorney, Christopher Grell, leaving him, perhaps, in financial, and professional ruin. 

Hundreds of pages of Court documents show the depth of Grell's desperation. MORE

Why EVERY US Health Practitioner Needs to Use ABC Codes RIGHT NOW...

February 27th, 2007 -Every practitioner in the United States knows that the current US Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) billing code system doesn't work.  A whole industry has sprung up around the simple fact that it doesn't work, trying desperately to keep practitioners out of trouble when they attempt to wend their way through the billing miasma.

And, a miasma it is. MORE

Quackwatch "Defamation" Verdicts Could Reach Many Tens of Millions of US Dollars...

February 3rd, 2007 - Delicensed MD Stephen Barrett, of quackwatch.com infamy, announced to his followers (Barrett's Parrots) last week that: "During the next few days, my sites will be changing servers. It's possible that the healthfraud list will be disrupted during the switch."

Barrett critics are concerned about this situation - for several reasons.  The questions are: (1)  Is Barrett moving his quackwatch.com, etc., servers out of reach of the US Court System after recent Courtroom losses?   (2) Is Barrett moving his quackwatch.com, etc., servers out of reach of the US Court System after the  barrage of newly files legal actions naming him, and his, as the Defendants? (3)   Is Barrett moving his servers out of US Court Jurisdiction to avoid answering legal demands for "discovery" of information on his websites? MORE

California Legislature Votes to Kill the Health Insurance Industry....

November 26th, 2006 - There is a war on in the United States over health care.  On one side is the "status quo" represented by the medical monopoly, the pharmaceutical industry, the health insurance carriers, and an entrenched bureauracracy wholly beholden to, and run by, the people they are supposed to regulate. 

The US system, according to the World Health Organization, is rated 72nd in quality, but number one in cost, worldwide.  The "Death by Medicine" study shows that the system itself is the number one killer of Americans.  The number two and three killers of Americans are heart disease and cancer, diseases which those of us outside of the "status quo" know are curable, and preventable - but those cures and preventive treatments are being suppressed by agents of the "status quo." MORE

Quackbusters CRUSHED by California Supreme Court...

November 23rd, 2006 - II don't know how the "quackbusters"  can even come out in public any more.  Their constant humiliation in the US Court system has got to be incredibly embarrassing.  I don't know how they can withstand the solid stream of laughter from the general public.

It's not just the losses in Court (and they are legion), it's how badly they lose, and the criticism they draw on themselves by the participants in the Court system.  They just don't seem to learn.

Yesterday, November 20th, 2006,  the California Supreme Court voted unanimously (all seven Justices) to slap down the latest "quackbuster"  attempt to use, and abuse, the US Court system to silence their critics.  The case, originally known as Barrett v. Clark, then for the appeals process renamed Barrett v. Rosenthal, began over five years ago when three individuals decided to sue "a room full of people."  MORE

Why Corretta Scott King went to a Mexican Clinic...

February 23rd, 2006 - There is no question that the extremely profitable US cancer industry provides absolutely ZERO hope, for US patients, against cancer.  I don't think there is anybody in the US that believes the absolute drivel promoted by the American Cancer Society (ACS), a group that has come, not to represent "the fight against cancer," but more as a "spokesperson for the rip-off cancer industry."

A few months ago the American Cancer Society publicly whined that they had done a survey and found out that about half of the American public believed that there really were cancer cures available and that those cures were being suppressed by the industry because the non-cures were so profitable...

Well, I hate to be rude here, but, in street language, I'd have to say about this "no shit, Sherlock.."  What surprises me is that only about half of the US has figured that out. MORE

Washington Dental School Under Assault for  "Mercury Poisoning"...

February 23rd, 2006 -  Pierce College of Dentistry hired Dental Hygienist Laurie Pruett, over ten years ago, to assist the school in its teaching of the practice of Dentistry.  What they "forgot" to tell her, according to court records, is that she would be handling mercury amalgam fillings, and those mercury fillings were toxic, giving of constant noxious gases, which would, eventually, result in consequential health problems.

Ten years later, of course, Laurie Pruett began to show the symptoms of mercury poisoning.  It wasn't long before those symptoms affected her work, and her daily routine.  When Pruett sought medical attention she was amazed to find out what competent Medical Doctors knew all along - that working in a "mercury" environment was hazardous to your health - and that adequate safeguards needed to be in place - facts that Pierce College of Dentistry pooh-poohed, again and again, according to court records.

 Pruett, loyal to her employer, went to her superiors, and explained the situation.  Pierce College responded by firing her.  MORE

Americans Flee to India, and Elsewhere, for Better Health Care...

January 7th, 2006 - According to the newspaper "Times of India," 150,000 people, mostly from the United States, went to India last year for Medical care.  Called "medical tourism" the numbers are growing at 15% per annum and by 2012, that "medical tourism"  is expected to generate $2.3 billion annually in India. As one representative of an Indian Hospital,  Anne Marie Moncure, MD, of Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, says, "Every year, 98,000 patients die in US hospitals due to medical negligence and three to four times that number are left permanently-disabled." MORE

US Supreme Court May Fatally Bludgeon Hospitals...

December 23rd, 2005 - The United States Medical Care system, rated a poor seventy-second (72nd), worldwide, has been teetering on the brink of destruction for years now.  Greed, malfeasance, misfeasance, grand corruption, murderous intent, and a self-centeredness unequaled in history has led the system to the abyss.

Give me a hand - let's push it the last few inches over the edge...

That same "United States Medical Care system, rated a poor seventy-second (72nd), worldwide," is rated number one in another category - IT IS THE NUMBER ONE KILLER OF AMERICANS.  Above heart disease, cancer and stroke, the medical system, itself, is responsible for the unnecessary deaths of 783,936 Americans EVERY YEAR.
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"Health Freedom Wins" Increase Worldwide...

November 28th, 2005  - "Health Freedom" is winning everywhere.  Everywhere, that is, where strategy and tactical teams have taken the time to organize, make a plan, execute the plan, etc.  Winning against "Big Pharma," and their sleazy minions, is becoming embarrassingly easy.

"Big Pharma" is losing.  The New York Times reports:

TRENTON, N.J. -- Embattled drugmaker Merck & Co. said today that it will cut about 7,000 jobs, or 11 percent of its work force, and will close or sell five of its 31 manufacturing plants by the end of 2008 in the first phase of a reorganization strategy meant save up to $4 billion by the end of the decade. MORE

More about - Quackbuster Barrett BROKEN in "Home Town" Court...

October 15th, 2005 - Below is an interesting Press Release sent to top "quackbuster"  Stephen Barrett, the author of the dubious website, "quackwatch.org's" local newspaper.  But before I let you see that, I want to explain what happened in this case.

In short - Stephen Barrett's claims that I, Tim Bolen, and those people re-posting, or quoting my articles, allegedly having "defamed" him, have now been thoroughly examined in a Court of Law - and Barrett's claims, within that Court of Law, in his own home town of Allentown, Pennsylvania - a Court of Barrett's own choice, have been determined to have no merit. MORE   

 

 

In Texas...

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

Long Beach Health Freedom Expo Huge Success...

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

I'm Speaking (Sigh) at the Long Beach Health Freedom Expo...

March 21st, 2011 - Blame Clinton Ray Miller

So, I get this email from Julie Whitman Kline, head person at the Health 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

The Plight of the Autism Activists...

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.

They were introduced by Lisa Ackerman, TACA's top gun.  MORE

Pissy Pimple-Popper Polevoy Patently Purchased?...

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

Barrett's "Battle of the Bulge" Begins...

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

AAPS  Wallops Texas Medical Board...

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

ObamaCare -  The US Health Freedom Movement is Responsible for the Best Changes - But There is Still Much Work to be Done...

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

While We're Waiting...

October 5th, 2010 - You're right.   Stephen Barrett has, so far, it seems, missed the Thursday, September 30th deadline to Respond to the Doctor's Data v Barrett Federal lawsuit.

So far.

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

Doctor's Data v Barrett "Second Amended Complaint" to be Filed - and More...

September 18th, 2010 - This case is becoming an Event to watch...

In mankind's not-so-distant past we used to have public hangings of criminals.  It was a popular spectacle.  Citizens would gather from miles around for the Event - and would cheer when the executioner pulled the trap handle and the criminal dropped to his death. 

Sometimes, in our so-called Modern Society, certain elements condemn what used to occur in public, suggesting that the penalty was too severe.  What these critics failed to realize was that "hanging" was reserved for the worst of the criminals - those that had obviously, and with disdain for for the public good, done horrendous acts - usually involving the suffering and death of many.

So, the ridding, by society, of these people, was very much something to cheer about.  People could sleep in their beds in relative safety knowing a beast was gone.  Public hangings were, in fact, therapy for a long-suffering community.

That's the way I look at what's happening to the quackbusters in the Doctor's Data v Barrett, Federal Court case.  MORE

Stephen Barrett, et al, Fear RICO...

August 31st, 2010 - Twice now, before the Doctor's Data v Barrett, Federal Court case, Stephen Barrett has been named in a RICO action (Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization).  Both times Barrett squawked like a buzzard.  One of those times he sued the people who had named him in that incident - only to settle the case moments, so to speak, before I was scheduled to testify against him.

Keep in mind, too, that Barrett sued me, making the case last almost ten years, without ever going to Court.  To me, Barrett's reasons for delay were obvious - he knew, because my attorney Carlos Negrete, and I, made it very clear that as soon as the case began to move forward, our first thrust would be an immediate demand for Barrett's psychiatric evaluation - at the hands of a Board Certified Psychiatrist of our choice.  And then there was the second move, and the third, and the fourth...

Right now - Stephen Barrett is trying to make some desperate legal moves, and I am about to explain why... MORE

Barrett Lawyers Up - Sort Of...

August 21st, 2010 - I admit this move by Stephen Barrett  took me by surprise.  I actually thought this lawyer Barrett hired, to defend him in the Doctor's Data v Stephen Barrett, et al case, Michael K. Botts, was dead. 

More, the last case Botts handled for the quackbusters (Herbert v American Quackery Association - 1987) ended so badly for them I would have thought Botts would be the LAST CHOICE they'd ever use.

But here he is... MORE

Doctor's Data Shows Mercy to Stephen Barrett... I'm VERY Disappointed...

July 30th, 2010 - I guess Doctor's Data wants to use a kinder, gentler approach then I do.  They gave Stephen Barrett sixty (60)  days, instead of twenty-one (21) to respond to the Federal lawsuit they filed against him.  The sixty day period started on June 29th, 2010 so Barrett's answer is not due until August 30th, 2010.  I'll connect you to a Court Document about  this in a minute.

Sigh...

And here I hoped that, by then, the "Collection Phase," against Barrett, et al, would be in full swing.  I was hoping to bid on his belongings.  I could have set up a website selling "Barrett Souvenirs." Just think, you may have been able to buy original Barrett papers to use to line your cat box - or some other equally appropriate use.

But, I guess all this is going to take much longer.

What they, Doctor's Data's legal team, did, was to send Barrett a letter, asking him to accept legal service of the lawsuit by mail instead of by process server.  In exchange they would allow him 60 days to respond, instead of the mandatory 21 days after process.  Barrett signed the agreement thereby giving him more time.

But, what is TERRIBLY important, and what I want you to look at carefully, is Barrett's printed name, and his signature, on the agreement.  It is clear that he is shaking nearly uncontrollably. MORE

Quackpots in a Tizzy Over Barrett Getting Sued...

July 9th, 2010 - A friend of mine sent me a link to a blog calling itself "Respectful Insolence," run by the guy I thought was going to be Barrett's replacement "Orac the Nipple Ripper."

Ok, the guy doesn't actually call himself "Orac the Nipple Ripper."  I call him that. He calls himself just plain "Orac."  But since I found out he is a breast cancer surgeon in Detroit, well, you know, I tend to call a spade a spade - and, a nipple ripper a Nipple Ripper.

For the most part I avoid venturing into quackpot discussions for I have a similar reaction, I think, that a prison guard would have after having to listen in on a group of pedophile prisoners talking.  But, this time, I ventured in, read the material, then made a few selected comments using  a pseudonym, and I struck pay dirt.

It seems our boy "Orac the Nipple Ripper." wrote a whiny blog article called "More legal thuggery against a defender of science-based medicine," - talking about the Doctor's Data v Barrett, et al case, so I had to go read the article, and the comments from his kiss-up peanut gallery. 

Yup.  Pay dirt.

Imagine, for a moment, being a police officer, and stopping on your way home in a bar for a beer only to have the guy next to you brag that he is the guy who's been robbing all those banks they're looking for - and give you the details... and show you the gun.

It was like that.  I couldn't believe my eyes.

 I really, really, couldn't believe my eyes... MORE

I Love the Smell of Napalm in the Morning...

July 2nd, 2010 - I've got a copy of the Doctor's Data v Barrett Federal lawsuit attached to this article.  Be careful when you handle it - it's HOT...

I was kind of mad at Darryl Hickok, the head of Doctor's Data laboratory a few months ago, for not walking out and legally punching sleazebag Stephen Barrett, and his minions, in the face over their obvious intent to destroy Doctor's Data, and hence, a whole host of great US Doctors, with their activities. 

For, as I constantly point out to people, there is only one way to deal with Barrett and his slimy ilk - you have to, so to speak, slap them, and whack them, and kick them, and stomp them, yank their pants down and paddle them publicly - every time.  It is the only thing that works.

But then Doctor's Data, on June 18th, 2010 came out with a forty-one page Federal Lawsuit against Barrett, et al, which, in war terms, makes me say, quoting the famous line from one of my favorite movies of all time "Apocalypse Now",  "I love the smell of napalm in the morning..."  MORE

More Reasons Why Stephen Barrett was Afraid to Go To Trial in the San Diego Federal Court...

June 17th, 2010 - I have received a lot of amusing comments about the "Barrett Settlement" stories I've been telling.  Apparently there a a lot of people out in the world who, you might say, have an interest in Stephen Barrett's troubles. (Insert your own pointed comment here).

But, had I wrote the whole story, all at once, about what actually happened, although amusing, it would have just been too long.  One phone call could have broken your laughing concentration - and we don't want that - for a good story is a good story...

So, here is part three of the "Barrett Settlement" saga.  Today we are going to deal with the witness list Barrett submitted, claiming he was going to use them at trial.  Frankly, when I looked at the list when it first popped out of the Barrett pop tart toaster I laughed out loud, and smacked my hands in glee, somewhat like a happy child being told "we're heading for Disneyland again..." MORE

The Assault on Autistic Children and their Parents...

May 1st, 2010 - Things are about to change in the Autism Wars.  A new report is going to be released next week.  Find out about it below.

Everybody knows that I am a Crisis Management Consultant in the health care industry.  I get called into the cases where the quackbuster misinformation group is operating.  Not so long ago, I was hired to look at a situation in Austin, Texas where a clinic was attacked by goofbag Stephen Barrett on several fronts - a Texas Medical Board complaint was filed against the doctor (Jesus Caquias MD), all of the health insurance companies stopped paying the clinic for their services, and the FBI raided the clinic last July 2009, claiming in the warrant that they were investigating the clinic for "Insurance Fraud," and "Health Fraud" violations.

But, fear not, for Barrett made some serious mistakes, and if I have my way he'll get criminally indicted in Texas for his actions.  Keep reading.

The officially approved treatment, in the US, for Autistic children is to put them in a State mental facility.  There, on day one, they yank their pants down to their ankles, bend them over a table, and jab a hypo full of mind numbing drugs into their buttocks.  Then they throw them into a ward, keep them doped, where, most likely, they will die in a few years.  And, if you read the US Inspection Report on the State of Texas Mental Health Facilities I think you will conclude, as did the Federal Investigators, that they'd be better off dying sooner than later - for the facilities are a hell-hole of problems, including rampant sexual abuse.

Why is this "institutionalizing" of Autistic children the officially approved treatment?  Because according to "the system" Autistic children have been convicted.  Their crime?  They have been officially declared, along with their parents, as having defective genes.

What?  Defective genes?

Yup.  That's the argument.  According to the powers that be there is no proof of a relationship between Autism and environmental issues, like vaccines.  It is the people who are defective - middle class, and upper middle class Americans, primarily Caucasians.  More, according to "the system," it is the brighter people who have the defective genes. MORE

Suzanne Somers's Cancer Book "Knockout" Soars to Number One on New York Times Best Seller List...

November 12th, 2009 - It just had to happen sooner or later - the truth about the US Cancer Industry not working at all, just had to come out - to the American public, in a very big way.

If you haven't picked up, and read, Suzanne Somers's newest book, you don't have anything better to do today, after you finish reading my newest newsletter, of course, than running down to the store and picking up a copy.  In fact, if you have a list of people in mind you care about, then pick up more than one, and give those people a copy.  The book is about the real world, and, frankly, I think Suzanne did a better job, much more, than she intended.

There is a Foreword to the book by Julian Whitaker MD.  Those of you who know Julian will not be surprised that he tells it like it is, clearly and succinctly.

Then Suzanne tells her story about how, about a year ago today, she had a health problem coming home on an airplane, checked into an Emergency Room unable to breathe properly, and was given about a gazillion dollars worth of what hospitals seriously label as cutting-edge testing.  She was then diagnosed by six separate doctors there with full-body cancer.  They recommended, of course, full-body chemotherapy and told her to get her affairs in order immediately.

This all came as a big surprise to Suzanne, of course, who prides herself on taking care of her health.  After the initial shock wore off common sense kicked in, as in "wait a minute here, Cancer does not come on this quick."  There is something wrong with this situation. MORE

Quackbusters Sue Each Other - All is Not Well in Scumville ...

October 15th, 2009  - On November 3rd, of the year 2000, quackbusters Stephen Barrett, Terry Polevoy, and Christopher Grell sued me, Tim Bolen, along with a whole host of people, claiming that world famous author and health humanitarian Hulda Regehr Clark PhD had hired me, Tim Bolen, to defame them - and that several others had conspired with Clark and myself to accomplish that.  After 8 and 1/2 years of no action to prove the case the judge threw it out, Dismissing it out of hand. You can read the entire article, the one that went around the world like wildfire, detailing Barrett, Polevoy, and Grell's huge humiliation, by clicking here..

The case wracked up huge legal bills for the Plaintiffs who also had to pay for the attorney fees for one of the Defendants, Ilena Rosenthal.  And, those bills came to over $500,000 US.  And, they are not yet paid.

More, Ilena's attorneys are getting very aggressive about the collection.  As well they should.  Last month, in Ontario, Canada Ilena's attorneys won a judgment against Plaintiff Terry Polevoy for $311,000 US plus three years back interest - totaling over $350,000 US.  They want payment, from Polevoy, right this minute.

And Polevoy is screeching like a cornered rat...

He is blaming Grell and Barrett for his problems.  He could be right - or not.  I'll let you read his lawsuit in a minute.  MORE

Congratulations to the AAHF/ANH on their Strategies...

September 23rd, 2009  - I am a very loud critic of the US Health Care system.  It sucks, and the American public is suffering from it.    There is, right now, an ongoing dialogue in the US about how to resolve the healthcare crisis.  But, for many of us the fact exists that the points under national discussion do not even come close to the reality of the problem, for, it is obvious, the dialogue only seems to be between the different factors of the very problem.

There is an old adage "identifying the problem is half way to solution."  At the moment in the official US healthcare dialogue the real problems are not being addressed - and, of course, because of that there is virtually no movement towards solution. MORE

The Six Components of the 2008 Quackbuster Operation...

February 22nd, 2008 - Do not, for even a second, think that the US "Quackbuster" operation, a plot to stop anyone, and everyone, from changing the broken US health care system, is run, or even maintained, by delicensed MD Stephen Barrett out of his 2421 West Greenleaf Street, Allentown, Pennsylvania address, or his condo at 287 Stoneview, Pittsboro, North Carolina.  It would be foolish to assume that this bitter, nasty, old man, who stumbles through life, tripping from one professional failure to another, is running a cleverly set up plot.  He's just the "front man."  The one they want you to focus on.  He's ill.  He'll die soon, and someone else will take his place as the frontispiece.

So, who really is running it?  And why?  And, how is it being done?  Keep reading, and all will be revealed. MORE

The US is the Worst Place in the World to Get Cancer Treatment...

May 21st, 2007 - Everyone "in the know" knows that if they, or a loved one, gets diagnosed with Cancer, that it's time to get their Passport out of the safety deposit box, and start checking with those who keep track, to find out just exactly where to go, right now, for the best Cancer cure.  For, if you stay in the US, and take the conventional variety of Cancer treatment, your chances of survival are slim to none. 

The conventional US Cancer community is a murderous rip-off that generates shiploads of money.  It provides the most horrible death imaginable, with the most suffering, the least hope, and the highest price paid.  Europe, Asia, Mexico, the Islands, Central America all offer solutions that work.  MORE

US Supreme Court Upholds "Ongom;"  Quackbuster "Plan of '96" Foiled...

April 25th, 2007 - The New York ad agency that actually runs the US "quackbuster" operation has to be, this week, taking extra blood-pressure medication, avoiding telephone calls from angry clients demanding to know why the "Plan of '96" isn't going to work as promised, anymore.

Why?  Because the State of Washington took the "Ongom" decision to the US Supreme Court and that Court UPHELD the Washington Supreme Court decision.  This is very good for cutting-edge heath professionals, and very bad for those trying to stop innovation in health care.  MORE

Pennsylvania Dental Board Approves Cavitat Device, NICO - Dumps Quackbusters...

April 22nd, 2007 - Public agencies have relied on the "quackbuster" operation for expertise in health care issues far too long.  The time when an agency could fly some "quackbuster" bozo in for a hearing, have them testify to nonsense for a few hours, and stuff them back on a plane, fat check in hand, with the sure knowledge they had a "win" is long gone.

  The State of Pennsylvania Chief Counsel's office and the Pennsylvania Dental Board found that out the hard way, over almost a three year period, in the "Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Stephen R. Evans, DDS" case. 

The case, which began in 2003, upon the complaint of one of the "quackbuster" nitwits, dragged through Administrative hearings, Superior Court, and back to Administrative hearing, then finally found its way back to the Dental Board - with Orders from the Superior Court AND an Administrative Law Judge to decide, completely, and unarguably, on behalf of the Respondent Stephen R. Evans DDS.  MORE

Quackbuster Assaults:  Clark, the One that Worked in Reverse... 

April 9th, 2007 - The US "quackbuster" operation, suffers humiliation almost daily these days.  When you listen to their leadership discuss this problem they inevitably blame one person for their woes - scientist, and author, Hulda Regehr Clark PhD.

76 year-old Clark, an independent scientific researcher and author of six best-selling books on health care and what's wrong with it, is clearly the most hated person in quackbusterland.  Why?  Is it because they can't beat her down, can't stop the sale of her books, can't have her imprisoned, can't destroy her reputation, can't frighten her into submission, and can't destroy her work through innuendo and smear tactics? 

Yes, those are reasons, and good ones, but they aren't what creates the vehemence and the spittle spewing from "quackbuster" lips when they discuss Hulda Regehr Clark PhD.  MORE

Victory Bells to RING at Health Freedom Expo Long Beach...

February 27th, 2007 -The North American Health Freedom Movement (NAHFM) is charging through health care issues like General Dwight David Eisenhower smashed through Europe after D-Day on June 6th, 1944.

All over the United States, and Canada, health freedom assault armies are ripping the existing health systems to rags, and demanding REAL health care NOW.  Ten US Senators, last week, sent a letter to President George W. Bush, demanding change RIGHT NOW - and Bush responded pretty much by saying "sounds good to me - let's do it." MORE

Why is the US Health Care System Failing? - Incompetent Management at DHHS...

February 13th, 2007- 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

Anti-Quackwatch "Defamation" Litigation ROARS Forward...

February 1st, 2007 - It's not easy, these days, being a "quackbuster."   What with the (1) public humiliation surrounding recent High Court decisions (2)  rejection by the US Court System of "quackbuster" "expert witnesses," (3)  pointed questioning of "quackbuster" credentials  (3) internet, and other successful public challenges, of the quacker's activities, and much more, the "quackbusters"  have really fallen on hard times. MORE

Quackbuster Citadel Crumbling - They Face Massive Litigation...

December 31st, 2006 - The conventional healthcare system in the US, rated 72nd in quality but first in cost by the World Health Organization, (WHO) and declared in the authoritative study "Death by Medicine" to be the number one killer of Americans is finally beginning to suffer the consequences of its policies.

 Americans are challenging, not just the concept of "five minute medicine," but the absurdity of the "drugs, drugs, and more drugs," approach to dealing with health issues. MORE

How to file a CRIMINAL COMPLAINT against Spamhaus/SPEWS...

There's no question in my mind that the Spamhaus/SPEWS Project is a criminal conspiracy designed to damage legitimate American businesses' and social activist's ability to communicate on the word wide internet.  The Spamhaus "volunteers," and the SPEWS manipulators, hide to protect their identities from those victims to avoid both criminal and civil legal actions against themselves.

But that's over. What Spamhaus/SPEWS is doing is a series of criminal acts, and the US government is VERY interested in gathering data.  The Federal Trade Commission  (FTC) has already opened an investigation, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has teamed up with the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) to create a special agency to deal with these sort of assaults on the American economy.  Below, I'll show you how to file your own complaint.  And I advise you to do just that. MORE

Tim Bolen - Where've You Been?...

November 23rd, 2006 - I've received a lot of inquiries about my newsletter's absence over the last several months.  Where've I been?  Right here, trying to figure out who, and how, someone was messing with my newsletter broadcasts - and what to do about it. 

Activist groups across America - beware.  This is going to happen to you. 

I've had several VERY IMPORTANT articles to broadcast for months now - and I suspect I was blocked because of those articles.  It wasn't that big of a secret that I was working on these exposes.  A lot of people knew. MORE

The "Most Dangerous Woman in America - (to the Medical Establishment)" to Speak in Chicago...

June 4th, 2006 - The "most attacked" proponent of change to the "drugs, drugs, and more drugs" medical paradigm, scientist and author Hulda Regehr Clark PhD, is the primary speaker, Saturday (10:00am, and Sunday 10:00am), with an additional three hour "laboratory workshop" on Sunday afternoon at the Health Freedom Expo Convention in Chicago, June 9th, 10th, and 11th, 2006.  Clark will be doing book signings in her booth at the Expo. MORE

The "Cal Streeter" Story...

May 31st, 2006 - I'm about to tell you about one of the most important cases in US healthcare, an assault, and a turning point - the prosecution of a Northwestern Indiana cutting-edge Doctor of Osteopathy, Wilbert C. (Cal) Streeter. 

Although few have ever heard of the Streeter case, it, of itself, and of its result, make it a landmark.  The case began, roughly, in 1996, as the result of certain pressures put on the government by the nefarious "quackbuster"  operation, and it is still going on - but has taken an entirely different, and interesting turn. 

The case is interesting to the powerful North American Health Freedom Movement because it was THE CASE,  I believe, that was supposed to be the "model case" to be used against all "Alternative Medicine" practitioners nationwide.  But since the case pretty much died on the vine, so to speak, the "model" was dropped, and although the tactic was used in a few places - it wasn't continued.  MORE

Quackbusters" Crushed in Massachusetts Dental Case...

February 23rd, 2006 - The "quackbuster" operation in North America, run out of a New York ad agency,  took another broadside last month in Massachusetts when the Massachusetts Dental Board called, not one, but two, "special meetings," both to dismiss, with prejudice, all seven charges against cutting-edge Dentist David Satloff.  The attempt to use a State agency in a "fake" prosecution to eliminate "Holistic Dentistry," and/or "Biological Dentistry" failed. 

Charges had been brought against Satloff by the National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF) president Robert S. Baratz who claims to be a combination MD, DDS and PhD.  Baratz was, also, the only person to testify against Satloff - and he testified for nine full days.  I estimate Baratz was paid $125,000 for his testimony by the State of Massachusetts.  Baratz testified in an earlier hearing that he has never, actually practiced Dentistry.  He also claimed to be a "spokesperson" for the American Dental Association, and a consultant to the US FDA.  MORE

The US "Health Insurance" Industry is Trying to Destroy America...

December 9th, 2005  - The US Health Insurance Industry is vying with "Big Pharma" for the title of America's "Public Enemy Number One."

For a while, I believed that "Big Pharma," alone, in their murderous greed, was responsible for the problems of "health care" on Planet Earth.  And, frankly, in most parts of the world - I'd say that's still true.

But, not in the USA...

Here, the Health Insurance Industry is giving "Big Pharma" a run for it's money - and a LOT of money that is. MORE

More about - Quackbuster Barrett BROKEN in "Home Town" Court...

October 15th, 2005 - Below is an interesting Press Release sent to top "quackbuster"  Stephen Barrett, the author of the dubious website, "quackwatch.org's" local newspaper.  But before I let you see that, I want to explain what happened in this case.

In short - Stephen Barrett's claims that I, Tim Bolen, and those people re-posting, or quoting my articles, allegedly having "defamed" him, have now been thoroughly examined in a Court of Law - and Barrett's claims, within that Court of Law, in his own home town of Allentown, Pennsylvania - a Court of Barrett's own choice, have been determined to have no merit. MORE   

Quackbusted Barrett Broken in "Home Town" Court...

October 13th, 2005 - In simple language - the Lehigh County Court Judge, today, in the Barrett v. Koren "defamation" case, ruled that Stephen Barrett wasted the Lehigh County Court's time with his meritless claims.

Just before lunch on Thursday, October 13th, 2005 (today), Judge Johnson of the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas turned to the jury assembled to decide a case brought by one Stephen Barrett, a local resident, against famous Chiropractor, author, publisher, and health advocate Tedd Koren DC - and told the jury that he was ruling in favor of a Motion made by Defendant Koren. MORE

In Health Care "Constant Vigilance" is the Answer...

November 10th, 2005 - California has always been a leader in health care reform, officially and unofficially.  It's just that way in a State in constant transition.  I've pointed out, for a long time, that the health care paradigm is shifting - and nowhere is this more obvious than California. 

I've said, time after time, that fully half of the total US health dollar is being spent on alternatives to "organized medicine."  In California I'd say that about 80% of California's health dollars are spent on alternatives. MORE

Canadian "Health Freedom" Wins a BIG ONE...

November 25th, 2005 -  The Canadian "Health Freedom" movement spells the word "AGGRESSIVE" in all capital letters.  A few years ago concerned citizens from all across Canada gathered together and decided, like Californians, that they wanted "the best health care they could get - and they wanted it RIGHT NOW..."

What they do not want is a "Big Pharma" controlled "drugs, drugs, and more drugs" based health care system.

Because of their decision to (1) identify problems, (2) identify possible solutions, (3) make plans, (4) execute plans, (5) review situation, etc., the Canadian movement is far ahead of the US group in terms of GOAL achievement.  They have a plan - and they're working it - HARD.

Good for them.  MORE

Quackpot Polevoy Sued for Libel in Canada...

October 28th, 2005 - When the New York ad agency, the one the runs the "Quackbuster" operation against innovation in health care in North America opened its email program last month, it was probably chagrined to find that one more self-styled "Quackbuster"  was being sued for what many feel they do best - libel health care providers.

Terry Polevoy, a former pediatrician now turned "pimple doctor," has been sued in a case in Canada demanding:

1    General damages in the amount of $1,000,000.00; MORE

 

 

 

"Free Speech about Science Act of 2011" - 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

Attorney Botts MISSING - Barrett's Legal Life In Hands of Rookie...

March 28th, 2011 - It's laughter time once again in the Doctor's Data v Barrett Federal court case in Illinois. 

Not long ago Stephen 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 by Michael 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 of Stephen 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

Barrett's Sweaty Desperation...

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 by Michael 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

Trine Flops, Barrett Stops - All's Not Well in Quackpot Hell...

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

Are Barrett's Handlers About to Buy Off Terry Polevoy?

 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

Doctor's Data V Barrett, et al - The NCAHF Board Members are Screwed - REALLY Screwed...

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 the Doctor'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?

Let's go.

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 and William London.  Articles in that newsletter are named in the case itself.   MORE

Quackbusters:  Their Fear is Palpable...

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.

Recently, of course, I have been monitoring quackbuster discussions about the Doctor's Data v Stephen Barrett Federal Court case.  MORE

Barrett Gets the Attorney He Deserves...

September 29th, 2010 - I enjoy writing about the Doctor'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

Is Terry Polevoy the Information Source for Doctor's Data?...

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 the Doctor'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 against Stephen Barrett's personal attorney Christopher Grell, and 20 other John Does, in California.  So, I did revisit it - and the light went on.  MORE

Botts and Barrett - Fumble Bumble Stumble Jumble...

August 27th, 2010 - I check my Pacer Account every few days and yesterday found four new filings in the Doctor'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 by Michael 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

Federal Summons Issued For NCAHF...

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

California Supreme Court Bitch-Slaps Stephen Barrett Once Again...

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

Barrett Has Four Days Left - Then He Goes to Default...

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

Doctor's Data Laboratory Files Federal Lawsuit Against Barrett, Quackwatch, NCAHF, Consumer Health Digest...

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

Stephen Barrett Rip-Thrashed Once (Twice?) Again..

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

Orac the Nipple Ripper...

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.

Bobbie Baratz was, for a time, head and shoulders above Polevoy in the race, for he had three doctorate degrees (MD, DDS, and PhD) and he flaunted them in everyone's face, offering himself, just like Barrett did, as a virtual expert in EVERYTHING. 

But, there's a new guy in town... MORE

I Love Being Hated by Quackbusters...

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

Will Suzanne Somers New Book on Alternative Cancer Therapies Start the Cancer Revolt?...

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

A4M Sues Wikipedia - Quackbuster(?) PropagandistsTargeted...

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

TWO State Supreme Courts Punch Top Quackpot...

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

Quackbuster Attack on NICO Flops...

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

ABC Coding Solutions launches eClaim.biz

 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

US FDA:  Maybe It's Time for the Hercules Solution...

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

FDA "Backs Down(?)" Over Deadly Mercury Amalgams...

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

Courts Seize "Quackbuster" Bank Accounts, Property...

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

Ten US Senators say:  "We want to fix health care NOW..."

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

Quackbusters "On the Ropes?"...

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

Washington State Supreme Court SMASHES Quackbuster "Plan of '96"...

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

Anger in Indiana - The "Cal Streeter" Story Batters State...

June 27th, 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

2006 Biggest Health Threat to the United States - US Dentistry...

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

US Internet "Free Speech" Tightly Controlled by Secret Group...

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

AETNA Loses Major Dental Case in Fed Court - Is This Their Demise?... 

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

American Dental Association Shmucked in Chicago .....

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

Naturally .....

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.. MORE

Nine 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. MORE

Health 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

American Dental Association Flummoxed in Philly...

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

NOW IT'S TIME FOR A LAUGH...

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

 

 

 

 

U.S. Government Calls for the Phase-out of Dental Mercury Amalgam...

Guest Article by Charles 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

Strong Showing for IAOMT at FDA Advisory Panel Meeting...

Guest Article by Steve Koral DMD, International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxiclogy (IAOMT)

Gaithersburg, MD, December 15, 2010

After having scored the historic coup of convincing the Food and Drug Administration to reconsider its 2009 rule that declared mercury amalgam safe, the petitioners, led by a strong contingent from IAOMT, presented an expert panel with extensive testimony about the hazards of dental mercury. As was the case at the 2006 meeting, the scientific and clinical presentations were supported by compelling personal stories of illness and recovery from victims of amalgam toxicity. Of course, there were several representatives of “organized” dentistry, who vigorously expressed confidence in the safety of amalgam, but they presented no new scien
ce.
 


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.
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FDA Says You Don’t Exist -You Have Until Dec. 3 to Prove Them Wrong...

Guest Article by Charles G. Brown, National Counsel
Consumers for Dental Choice

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

The Starfield Revelation, Revisited...

 

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.   MORE

The 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

BOTH SIDES OF THE PHARMACEUTICAL DEATH COIN...

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 Commentary by: 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