Jul 26th

Freedom of Choice in Health Care Allies

By Marilyn
Two cooperative sites of interest:

Alliance for Natural Health USA
1350 Connecticut Ave NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20036

Email: office@anh-usa.org
Phone: 1.800.230.2762
Fax: 202.315.5837

  PETITION SUBJECT #1      

S.1310, the Dietary Supplement Labeling Act

 

PETITION SUBJECT #2

Tell the Congress and the FDA: The Draft Guidance on NDIs is Bad for Consumers

and:

International Advocates for Health Freedom
556 Boundary Bay Rd.
Point Roberts, WA 98281 USA

Archived Newsletters: http://www.ymlp.com/pubarchive.php?jham 

Archived Information: http://www.iahf.com

IAHF can be called toll free from the USA or Canada at 800-333-2553 (M-F 9:00- 5:00 pm Pacific time)

From outside the USA and Canada IAHF can be reached via 360-945-0352.

Jul 18th

PHYSICIANS AND MEDICAL SCIENTISTS – HISTORICAL ADVERSARIES

By Jack Phillips

It is a fact that mental patients have better outcomes in underdeveloped countries than they do in America. The 50% natural cure rate of schizophrenia, achieved by the Quaker insane asylum near Philadelphia in the 1800s, has been reduced to about 10% by modern psychiatrists. This is deplorable when cures of over 90% of acute cases of schizophrenia, treated within two years of the onset of the disease, have been achieved. The cause of this unacceptable waste of valuable people is the unwillingness of a medical union, the American Psychiatric Association, to accept advancements in medical science achieved over 55 years ago. Millions of people of above average intelligence and capability have been condemned to a third class existence as a result and billions of dollars a year are being wasted. This unconscionable waste of money and people needs to be stopped now!

 Most regular or allopathic physicians are taught to treat patients in accordance with the Standards of Care in this country. They are encouraged to follow the lead of more experienced physicians with minimal deviations. Their unions, the American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association, promote the idea that graduates of approved medical schools with a license to practice medicine are equally capable of providing satisfactory medical services to the public. They discourage competition between members. They go to great lengths to discourage medical pioneers whose advancements in medical practices threaten the incomes of their members. Independent medical scientists, with or without an M.D. degree, are not popular with the unions, or with average physicians before the union existed, as the historical record shows.

For example in 1843 Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, M.D., a professor of medicine in the United States, published his conclusion that obstetricians could reduce the incidence of childbed fever, which caused the painful death of many American women during the 19th century, by washing their hands before touching  patients. Almost immediately obstetricians objected to the idea. It was not until 1883, when the Boston Lying In hospital in Massachusetts took up antiseptic practices, that Holmes idea was accepted by the majority of physicians. Meanwhile many women died of preventable childbed fever.

In Europe, a few years after Holmes’s publication, Ignaz Semmelweis, M.D., a young Hungarian physician in a Hospital in Vienna, Austria, came to the same conclusion as Holmes and met with similar resistance from European physicians. Even after death rates from childbed fever plummeted in his ward after medical students and physicians were required to wash their hands before examining their maternity patients, the majority of European physicians refused to accept this advancement in medical science.  Thousand of European women died painful deaths as a result. It was not until after many publications of the English surgeon Lister describing the advantages of antiseptic procedures in surgery, that childbed fever became uncommon in Europe.

In the early days of the 20th century Frederick Koch, PhD, M.D., developed a homeopathic, oxidation catalyst capable of curing a number of diseases including cancer. Physician’s union members refused to investigate his advancement in science and the union prevented publication of his research. Ultimately, despite the fact that cancer death rates around Chicago where he lived and worked had decreased while increasing in the rest of the country, The Food and Drug Administration decided to prosecute him under a new 1938 law against (dangerous) drugs. He was first jailed on a holiday weekend and then subjected to two trials which cost him $400,000 in legal expense. The FDA was unable to obtain a conviction, but they convinced him that he could no longer afford to live in his own country and he left for Brazil. Subsequently physicians using his technology were threatened with loss of licenses to practice medicine if they continued to do so. After they stopped using his medications, a group of ministers who had been producing them went out of business.

During the Polio epidemic in the United States Dr. Frederick Klenner, B.S., M.S., M.D., cured 60 polio patients with massive injections of sodium ascorbate, the sodium salt of vitamin C. None of them were paralyzed. They were all cured of the disease in a matter of hours, some in as few as 72 hours. This achievement was announced by Dr. Klenner at a meeting of the American Medical Association, and duly recorded in their Journal. Over 50 years later there is still no record of widespread use of this low cost technology. Instead there is a report that one of the developers of polio vaccines tried vitamin C therapy on a monkey with polio and it failed to cure the monkey. In 2002 Thomas E. Levy, M.D., J.D., dedicated a book to Klenner called VITAMIN C, INFECTIOUS DISEASES & TOXINS, Curing the Incurable. In it he identifies a long list of diseases which can be cured and prevented with vitamin C. These include childhood diseases such as measles, mumps and hepatitis which the medical establishment is attempting to eradicate with the immunization program accompanied by a new American epidemic of autism and autism spectrum diseases and a substantial increase in crib deaths.

In more recent times, Abram Hoffer, PhD, M.D. and Humphrey Osmund M.D. proved, via six double blind studies, that acute cases of schizophrenia could be cured by Orthomolecular Psychiatry and potential societal burdens converted into valuable taxpayers. Since only 10 to 20% of all medical procedures have been proven with double blind studies, one would think that their research would be accepted with open arms. Not so! Instead the Psychiatrists Union, the American Psychiatric Association, in the best tradition of physicians willing to let women patients die a painful death from childbed fever, because they didn’t want to wash their hands, have condemned their schizophrenic patients to shortened lifespan and mental and physical deterioration under the influence of psychiatric drugs. This was accomplished by the simple expedient of having scientifically incompetent union members misconstrue scientific evidence and condemn this new technology in a report provided to psychiatrists. Psychiatrists accepted the APA report without a second thought Since the Medical Union controls medical publications, effective rebuttal in prestigious journals was impossible.

Hoffer and Osmund published a 128 page criticism of the APA report but to little effect because it was in the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine which MEDLINE has refused to abstract for over 35 years. Most physicians don’t know that this journal, which contains papers by Linus Pauling and other well known scientists, exists. Linus Pauling also published comments about the APA report, but he was already ostracized by the medical establishment for his work on vitamin C.  Other members avoided him at meetings of the National Academy of Sciences according to reports. Harold Klein, Ph.D., also rebutted the report’s negative findings regarding the HOD test used by Hoffer and Osmund to evaluate schizophrenics in the course of their therapy.  All to no avail.

As Richard Passwater, Ph.D., a biochemist, mentions in his 1975 book SUPERNUTRITION there is proof that mental illness has a biochemical basis in that “symptoms can be switched off and on at will by adding or withdrawing megavitamin therapy”. He believed that deficiencies in B vitamins and vitamin C were responsible for most mental and emotional illnesses. He mentions that Dr. F. Lucksch, a German psychiatrist, reported “that 75% of his patients had vitamin C deficiencies and administering large doses of vitamin C improved two-thirds of them” in support of this belief. He said that that the probable reason when this therapy was not much used by psychiatrists was that it “is so opposed to what they have been taught that they refuse to consider seriously that it could work.” This is mega-ignorance.

Passwater notes that David R. Hawkins, M.D., Medical Director of the North Nassau Mental Health Center in New York in the book, ORTHOMOLECULAR PSYCHIATRY, that he edited with Linus Pauling, Ph.D., reported that the number of yearly visits required per patient at his institution dropped from 150 to 15 when megavitamin therapy was added to drug therapy. Also the rehospitalization rate dropped by 50% and the hospital saved $100,000 per year as a result.

In contrast the Philadelphia Inquirer reported, on December 10 1972, that a patient suffering from malnutrition, as a result of a reducing diet, was admitted to seven different mental hospitals, at a cost of $230,000, during five years of treatment.

Natasha Campbell McBride M.D.’s recent advancements in state of the art of treating psychological and psychiatric problems of children and adults are also ignored by medical union members. She found that her mental patients were also physically sick. They were plagued with digestive disorders, malnutrition, allergies and other problems.  She found that abnormal microbial flora which prevents “appropriate digestion and absorption of food”. This “gut disbiosis” cause unbalanced immune systems with overactive Th2 cells and underactive Th1 cells. Babies (and other people) with compromised immune systems are plagued by infections. Antibiotics and vaccinations may cause additional damage to their gut flora and immune systems. Research indicates that many of these patients carry myelin basic protein and neuron axial basic protein, autoantibodies capable of attacking their nervous systems and brains.

Gut disbiosis results when pathogenic viruses, bacteria and fungi invade unprotected digestive systems and generate toxins. It is often associated with hypoglycemia and yeasts. For example the Candida and Clostridia families of yeasts ferment carbohydrates and produce alcohol and acetaldehyde as well as other toxins that affect the brain. Candida cells have claws which create tiny holes in the walls of the small intestines which allow undigested food particles to enter the bloodstream, stress the immune system, and cause widespread problems with body systems and set the stage for development of allergies. This “leaky gut syndrome” interferes with the proper absorption of nutrients from food and dietary supplements. Reducing or eliminating a patient’s intake of sugar and high glycemic carbohydrates can bring yeasts under control.  This makes elimination of disbiosis easier.

The next step, repair of a patient’s digestive and immune systems,  requires rebuilding a protective bacterial covering of the  gut. Ingestion of probiotics, lacto fermented foods and foods and drinks rich in good bacteria such as kimchu, kefir, kvass and kombucha helps repopulate the gut with useful bacteria. When this is accomplished correction of nutritional deficiencies with mega quantities of dietary supplements makes psychological and psychiatric problems easier to solve according to Dr. Campbell-McBride.

Dr. Hoffer reported that: “Schizophrenic patients, before they become sick and after they recover, have many physical and psychological advantages. They are generally more attractive and they age more gracefully. Their hair does not gray so fast. They can better withstand physical pain. They become arthritic less often and they have cancer much less frequently and when they do get cancer they recover….Psychologically, those with schizophrenia are more creative and enterprising. They tend to see relationships in the world that the rest of us do not see. Many brilliant writers, poets, artists, even Nobel Laureates had these good genes”. Quite evidently these people can be important assets for a country and should not be consigned to jails as they are in Florida where, in 2007, it cost $250 million to support them and $70 million to build more jail cells for them.

The First Amendment to the Constitution protects freedom of speech. It was promulgated because the Founding Fathers realized that, without adequate information, free Americans could not make good decisions and insure their freedom. Control of information by medical unions has left Americans in the dark about matters affecting their health and welfare. As a result we are suffering the consequences. Besides the hundreds of thousands of yearly deaths from iatrogenic diseases, millions of us with serious mental diseases are condemned to live a third class existence because of unwillingness of psychiatrists to adopt a proven technology. This is intolerable. It may be criminal. It needs your action now! Join us to make Orthomolecular Psychiatry widely available for treatment of the mentally ill.      

Florida needs its own Benjamin Rush Amendment passed by its Legislature and included in its Bill of Rights. You need this to protect your access to dietary supplements, patient’s rights and HEALTH FREEDOM. As Howard Bealle said in the movie NETWORK: “First you’ve got to get mad! I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!”Daniel Haley, former New York State Assemblyman, author of POLITICS IN HEALING, agreed that  “You need to get PITCHFORK MAD before you’ll see any change in your medical care system!”

For more information and to see what you can do 2011visit http://www.rush2013.com                                                                  

JACK PHILLIPS – 15 July 2011