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Natural Whole Food Vitamins: Ascorbic Acid Is Not Vitamin C

October 21st, 2009

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This will be a short chapter, but after you’re finished with it, you will know more about vitamins than 95% of clinical nutritionists, doctors, supplement sales force, or bodybuilders. If that sounds arrogant or overstated, it really isn’t my fault. I’m just a messenger; a purveyor of information. Either I’m right or the 95% are right; can’t be both.

Without further ado, here’s the kernel:

    Ascorbic acid is not vitamin C.
    Alpha tocopherol is not vitamin E.
    Retinoic acid is not vitamin A.

And so on through the other vitamins. Vast sums of money have been expended to make these myths part of Conventional Wisdom. If you have several college degrees and all this is news to you, don’t feel bad. Unless you think your education ended at Commencement. Which is generally true.

WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS

Vitamins are not individual molecular compounds. Vitamins are biological complexes. They are multi-step biochemical interactions whose action is dependent upon a number of variables within the biological terrain. Vitamin activity only takes place when all conditions are met within that environment, and when all co-factors and components of the entire vitamin complex are present and working together. Vitamin activity is even more than the sum of all those parts; it also involves timing.

Vitamins cannot be isolated from their complexes and still perform their specific life functions within the cells. When isolated into artificial commercial forms, like ascorbic acid, these purified synthetics act as drugs in the body. They are no longer vitamins, and to call them such is inaccurate.

A vitamin is

    “a working process consisting of the nutrient, enzymes, coenzymes, antioxidants, and trace minerals activators.”

    – Royal Lee “What Is a Vitamin?” Applied Trophology, Aug 1956

FORGOTTEN TRAILBLAZER

Dr. Royal Lee was the pioneer researcher in the field of whole food vitamins. For decades he documented the basic facts summarized in this chapter. His work has never been scientifically refuted. Anyone who seriously undertakes the study of vitamins today corroborates Lee’s work. His story is a fascinating study in itself, a study of indomitable perseverance in the pursuit of true principles. Jensen tells us that Royal Lee’s work will not be appreciated until the next century.

This is the next century, and it hasn’t happened yet.

Lee felt the full weight of organized drugs/medicine bearing down on him. Reading like something out of Schindler’s List, we learn that the FDA not only persecuted Lee for challenging the economics of synthetic vitamins, produced by giant drug companies, but that he was actually ordered by a court to burn all his research of the past 20 years! Burn his research! When has that ever happened in this country? They didn’t even do that to Larry Flynt. Or Andy Wakefield.

Going off on a tangent, ever wondered how the FDA attained its present position as attack dog for the drug companies and food manufacturers? It’s another whole story in itself. The precursor of the FDA was the Bureau of Chemistry. Up until 1912 the Bureau of Chemistry was headed up by a man named Dr. Harvey W. Wiley. Here’s a quote from Dr. Wiley [7] that illustrates where his interests lay:

    “No food product in our country would have any trace of benzoic acid, sulfurous acid or sulfites or any alum or saccharin, save for medical purposes. No soft drink would contain caffeine or theobromine. No bleached flour would enter interstate commerce. Our foods and drugs would be wholly without any form of adulteration and misbranding. The health of our people would be vastly improved and the life greatly extended. The manufacturers of our food supply, and especially the millers, would devote their energies to improving the public health and promoting happiness in every home by the production of whole ground, unbolted cereal flours and meals.”

      The History of a Crime Against the Pure Food Law, 1912

Now obviously we can’t have a dangerous lunatic like this in charge of the public nutrition, can we? Dr. Wiley actually filed suit against the Coca-Cola company in an attempt to keep their artificial product out of interstate commerce, and off the market. Fortunately Wiley was eventually replaced by a saner individual, more attuned to the real nutritional needs of the American people, as determined by the experts who knew what was best for us: the food manufacturers. This was Dr. Elmer Nelson, and in his words we get an idea of the change in philosophy that marked the transformation of the Bureau of Chemistry into the FDA:

      “It is wholly unscientific to state that a well-fed body is more able to resist disease than a poorly-fed body. My overall opinion is that there hasn’t been enough experimentation to prove that dietary deficiencies make one susceptible to disease.”

      – Elmer Nelson MD – Washington Post 26 Oct 49 [9]

Oh, that’s better. Now we’ve got somebody who came to play.

Bernard Jensen [3] illustrates how the tobacco industry and the food giants like Coca Cola were indirectly behind the legal persecution of Royal Lee. Cigarette ads in the 40s and 50s showed medical doctors promoting the digestive benefits of smoking Camels. Or the advertising of Coke and other refined sugar foods stating that “science has shown how sugar can help keep your appetite and weight under control.” (Empty Harvest)

During this same period, Royal Lee [6] was kept in courts for years, fighting to keep the right to advertise his vitamin products, because he was a threat to the food manufacturers. Lee knew they were poisoning the American public. He proved that refined sugars and devitalized, bleached flours were destroying the arteries and the digestive system, causing heart disease and cancer.

Almost as bad as today.

WHOLE VS. FRACTIONATED

OK, natural vs. synthetic. Let’s start with Vitamin C.

Most sources equate vitamin C with ascorbic acid, as though they were the same thing. They’re not. Ascorbic acid is an isolate, a fraction, a distillate of naturally occurring vitamin C. In addition to ascorbic acid, vitamin C must include rutin, bioflavonoids, Factor K, Factor J, Factor P, Tyrosinase, Ascorbinogen, and other components as shown in the figure below:

_____________________A s c o r b i c A c i d______________

ascorbinogen
bioflavonoids
rutin

tyrosinase

Factor J
Factor K
Factor P

_____________________A s c o r b i c A c i d______________

V I T A M I N C

In addition, mineral co-factors must be available in proper amounts in order to have vitamin activity.

If any of these parts are missing, there is no vitamin C, no vitamin activity. When some of them are present, the body will draw on its own stores to try and make up the differences, so that the whole vitamin may be present. Only then will vitamin activity take place, provided that all other conditions and co-factors are present.

Ascorbic acid is described merely as the “antioxidant wrapper” portion of vitamin C; ascorbic acid protects the functional parts of the vitamin from rapid oxidation or breakdown. ([10] Somer p 58 “Vitamin C: A Lesson in Keeping An Open MindThe Nutrition Report)

For decades, over 90% of ascorbic acid in this country was manufactured at a facility in Nutley, New Jersey, owned by Hoffman-LaRoche, one of the world’s biggest drug manufacturers (1 800 526 0189). Here ascorbic acid is made from a process involving cornstarch and volatile acids. For decades, most U.S. vitamin companies bought their bulk ascorbic acid from this single facility. After that, marketing takes over. Each company makes its own labels, its own claims, and its own formulations, each one claiming to have the superior form of vitamin C, even though it all came from the same place, and it’s really not vitamin C at all.

FRACTIONATED = SYNTHETIC = CRYSTALLINE = FAKE

The word synthetic means two things:

    – manmade
    – occurs nowhere in nature

From the outset, it is crucial to understand the difference between vitamins and vitamin activity. The vitamin is the biochemical complex. Vitamin activity means the actual biological and cellular changes that take place when the stage is set for the vitamin complex to act.

Think of it like gas and a car. Pumping the gas into the tank doesn’t necessarily mean the car is going anywhere. Other conditions and factors must be also present, in order for Activity to occur. The gas line to the carburetor must be clear, the carburetor jets must be set, there must be an exact mixture of air flow, the ignition must be turned on, the spark plugs must be clean, the exact amount of gas must reach each spark plug right before it fires, no gas must be left over in the cylinder after the plug fires, etc. Getting the idea? If any of this stuff is missing, there’s no Activity: the car doesn’t run, or at least not very well.

Amazing as it may sound if you’re hearing this for the first time, vitamins are more than the synthetic fractions we are commonly taught they are. The ascorbic acid you buy at the grocery store every few weeks, thinking you are buying Vitamin C, is just a chemical copy of naturally occurring ascorbic acid, which itself is still only a fraction of the actual Vitamin C.

Real vitamin C is part of something living, and as such, can impart life.

Your synthetic, fractionated chemical ascorbic acid never grew in the ground, never saw the light of day, never was alive or part of anything alive. It’s a laboratory chemical, a cornstarch derivative, a sulfuric acid by-product. In your body it’s just another drug. Synthetic vitamins have toxic effects from mega-doses and actually can increase the white blood cell count. Vitamins are only necessary in minute quantities on a daily basis. Whole food vitamins, by contrast, are not toxic since the vitamin is complexed in its integral working form, and requires nothing from the body, and triggers no immune response.

DEFICIENCY

Scurvy is a disease caused by vitamin C deficiency. Scurvy is characterized by bleeding gums, slow wound healing, softening bones, loose teeth, ulcerations of the mouth and digestive tract, general weight loss and fatigue. From 1650 to 1850 half of all seamen on transoceanic voyages died of scurvy.

It was discovered by ship surgeon Thomas Lind in the early 1800s that British sailors were spared the disease altogether simply by a diet rich in citrus fruits. Since limes travelled well, they were the common choice during the early years, and thus the expression “limeys” was coined to describe British sailors. It was later found both at sea and in prison fare that potatoes were equally successful in preventing scurvy, and they much cheaper to obtain. (Lancet, 1842) [11,12]

We find that there is less than 20 mg of ascorbic acid in a potato. Yet this small amount, since it is complexed in a food source, is all the body needs not only to prevent scurvy, but also to cure it, even in its advanced state. Such a remedy is described in detail in Richard Dana’s phenomenal journal Two Years Before the Mast, written in 1842 [12].

Whole food vitamin C as found in potatoes, onions, and citrus fruits is able to quickly cure any case of scurvy. By contrast, the fractionated chemical ascorbic acid has been shown to be insufficient in resolving a scurvy condition, simply because it does not act as a nutrient. (Lancet 1842)

Ascorbic acid simply cannot confer vitamin activity, as taught by the discoverer of vitamin C himself, another Nobel Prize laureate, Dr. Albert Szent-Georgi.

Szent-Georgi discovered vitamin C in 1937. In all his research however, Szent-Georgi found that he could never cure scurvy with the isolated ascorbic acid itself. Realizing that he could always cure scurvy with the “impure” vitamin C found in simple foods, Szent-Georgi discovered that other factors had to be at work in order for vitamin activity to take place. So he returned to the laboratory and eventually made the discovery of another member of the vitamin C complex, as shown in the diagram above: rutin. All the factors in the complex, as Royal Lee and Dr. Szent-Georgi both came to understand, ascorbic acid, rutin, and the other factors, were synergists: co-factors which together sparked the “functional interdependence of biologically related nutrient factors.” (Empty Harvest p120) The term “wheels within wheels” was coined to describe the interplay of co-factors.

Each of the other synergists in the C complex has a separate function:

    P factors for blood vessel strength
    J factors for oxygen-carrying capacity of red cells
    tyrosinase as an essential enzyme for enhancing white blood cell effectiveness

Ascorbic acid is just the antioxidant outer shell – the protector of all these other synergists so that they will be able to perform their individual functions.

Now I can hear you asking, what about Linus Pauling, double Nobel Prize laureate, and his lifetime espousal of megadosing on ascorbic acid – up to 10 grams per day. He lived to be 93. Are we saying that he took a synthetic vitamin all that time? Yes, that’s exactly right. Bernard Jensen suggests that ascorbic acid has an acidifying effect in part of the digestive tract, making an unfriendly environment for viruses, Candida, and pathogenic bacteria. Very doubtful that Pauling’s good health was the result of synthetic vitamin activity. Good genetics and maintaining an internal bioterrain not conducive to inflammation are likely what brought longevity to Linus Pauling. He eventually died of cancer at 93, but then, to quote Freddie Mercury, who wants to live forever?

Dr. Royal Lee’s phrase “ wheels within wheels” always pops up in any informed discussion of whole food vitamins. Essentially it means that individual synergists cannot function as a vitamin in a chemically isolated form, like ascorbic acid. Vitamins are living complexes which contribute to other higher living complexes – like cell repair, collagen manufacture, and maintenance of blood circulation. Ascorbic acid is not a living complex. It is a copy of a part of a living complex known as vitamin C.

Ascorbic acid is a fractionated, crystalline isolate of vitamin C.

Why are you a high school graduate or a college graduate or a doctor, and you don’t know this? Because drug manufacturers like things clean and simple and cheap to produce. To this simple fact add the politics and the control of information, which always come into play when anyone mentions the word “billions,” and you are beginning to get the idea about where to begin your investigation. Burned his research???

DIETARY SOURCES

Most vitamins cannot be made by the body. They must be taken in as food. The best sources then are obviously whole foods, rich in vitamins. Because of soil depletion, mineral depletion, pesticides, air pollution, and erosion, it is common knowledge that foods grown in American soil today have only a fraction of the nutrient value of 70 years ago. That means a fraction of the vitamins and minerals necessary for normal human cell function. Royal Lee described the American diet as the cultivation and production of “devitalized foods.” Dr. Weston Price describes these empty products as the “foods of commerce.”

Think it’s gotten better or worse since their time? Thus the necessity for supplementation.

CO-FACTORS

Vitamins and minerals are not functionally separable. They make each other work. Example: vitamin D is necessary for the body to absorb calcium. Copper is necessary for vitamin C activity. And so on. Mineral deficiencies can cause vitamin deficiencies, and vice versa. Epidemic mineral deficiency in America is a well-documented result of systematic soil depletion. (See Minerals chapter: thedoctorwithin.com)

So that is the other prime difference between whole food vitamins and synthetics: whole food vitamins contain within them many essential trace minerals necessary for their synergistic operation. Synthetic vitamins contain no trace minerals, relying on, and depleting, the body’s own mineral reserves.

FUNNY FARMS

Following the German agricultural methods of Von Leibig in the mid-1800s, American farmers found that NPK (nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium) was all that was necessary for crops to look good. (Frost p7)

As long as NPK is added to the soil, crops can be produced and sold year after year from the same soil. They look OK. But the trace minerals vital for human nutrition are virtually absent from most American soil after all these years. Many of these minerals, such as zinc, copper, and magnesium, are necessary co-factors of vitamin activity.

Depleted topsoil is one simple, widespread mechanism of both vitamin and mineral deficiency in American produce today. This doesn’t even take into account the tons of poisonous herbicides and pesticides dumped on crops. According to the UN, two million tons of pesticides are used worldwide annually. (Jensen, p69)

That was in Jensen’s day, back in the 80s These days, over 1 billion tons of pesticides are used annually, by the US alone ! [22]

American agri-business has one motive: profit. Such a focus has resulted in an output of empty produce and a nation of unhealthy people. The earth’s immune system is its soil. To be vital and capable of growing vital foods, soil must be rich in both minerals and soil-based organisms – life forms. Healthy produce naturally resists insects. Pesticides prevent plants from acquiring that natural immunity. Just like vaccines in humans.

Insects are like bad bacteria in the body: they are attracted to diseased tissue, though they do not cause it.

THE FOODS OF COMMERCE

And we’re still only talking about people who actually eat raw fruits and vegetables, which is a minority. Processed food composes the majority of what most Americans eat. The only nutrients in most processed foods are “enriched” and “fortified” as described below.

When a doctor says that food supplements are all unnecessary because we can get everything we need from our food, that doctor is lacking basic information published and agreed upon by his own peers. Whether or not we need supplementation is no longer an issue, except for one who is totally out of touch. The issue is what kind and how much. Vitamin and mineral deficiency can be tagged to practically ANY disease syndrome known to man. DW Cavanaugh, MD of Cornell University actually concluded that

    “There is only one major disease, and that is malnutrition.” (Jensen, p8)

Malnutrition of the affluent is the natural result of the foods of commerce.

WEBSURFING

The best vitamins are called whole food vitamins. It will be difficult finding this out online, however, because the Web is dominated by mainstream nutritional theory, which means pharmaceutical underwriting. In the area of vitamins, the internet is 99% marketing; 1% actual information.

But then again, this isn’t Mission Difficult. This is Mission Impossible, Mr Hunt.

There are about 110 companies who sell vitamins in the US. Less than 5 of them use whole food vitamins. The reason is simple: whole food vitamins are expensive to make. A few of the largest pharmaceutical firms in the world mass produce synthetic vitamins for the vast majority of these 110 “vitamin” companies, who then put their own label on them, and every company claims theirs is the best! It’s ridiculous! Americans spend over $37 billion per year for synthetic vitamins. (Bradley, Nutrition Business Journal, 2015 [30])

Whole food vitamins are obtained by taking a vitamin-rich plant, removing the water and the fiber in a cold vacuum process, free of chemicals, and then packaging for stability. The entire vitamin complex in this way can be captured intact, retaining its “functional and nutritional integrity.” (DeCava p.23.) Upon ingestion, the body is not required to draw on its own reserves in order to complete any missing elements from the vitamin complex.

Mainstream marketing of vitamins and minerals has successfully created the myth that vitamins and minerals may be isolated from each other, that correct amounts may be measured out, and then we can derive total benefit from taking these fractionated chemical creations. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Vitamins and minerals, and also enzymes, work closely together as co-factors for each other’s efficacy. If one part is missing, or in the wrong form or the wrong amount, entire chains of metabolic processes will not proceed normally. Result: downward spiralling of health, imperceptible for long periods of time.

MARKETING AND PROMOTION

What is the marketing philosophy behind the prevalence of the type of synthetic vitamins available in the supermarket and mall vitamin stores? Simple: profit above all else. Once the public is shown that vitamin supplementation is necessary, the rest is marketing. Marketing is the art of persuading by suspending logic and twisting data into junk science.

Example: what’s the actual difference in composition between Wheaties and Total, two cereals put out by the same company? Total is advertised as being much more nutrient-rich than “ordinary” Wheaties. Look at the labels. What justifies the extra $1.30 for a box of Total? Answer: 1.5 cents worth of synthetic vitamins sprayed over the Wheaties. That’s it! That’s what “vitamin enriched” always means.

The other trick word is “fortified.” Generally that means that the food itself is devoid of nutrients or enzymes, so they tried to pump it up a little with some “vitamins.” Cheap synthetic vitamin sprays are all that is required for the manufacturer to use labels like “enriched” and “fortified.”

These words are red flags – if a food needs to be fortified or enriched, you can bet it was already dead.

The mega-vitamin theory doesn’t really hold when it comes to synthetics: If A Little Is Good, More Is Better. Macro doses of vitamin E, and also vitamin D have been shown to decrease immune function significantly. (DeCava) It stands to reason. Vitamins by definition are necessary in phenomenally small doses.

The discoverer of thiamine, a B vitamin, and the man who came up with the word vitamin, Dr. Casimir Funk, has this to say about synthetics:

    “Synthetic vitamins: these are highly inferior to vitamins from natural sources, also the synthetic product is well known to be far more toxic.”

Nutrition authority DeCava describes it:

    “Natural food-source vitamins are enzymatically alive. Man-made synthetic vitamins are dead chemicals.”

    The Real Truth About Vitamins p 209

Oxymorons: military intelligence, rap music, Homeland Security, health insurance, synthetic vitamins.

The marketing of fractionated crystalline synthetic vitamins has been so successful that most nutritionists and doctors are unaware that there is something missing from these “vitamins.” Vitamin manufacturers compete for customers with identical products – they all bought their synthetic vitamins from the same couple of drug companies. To differentiate their product, each makes claims of “high potency.” Our vitamins are higher potency than theirs, etc.

The point is, the higher the potency, the more the druglike effects are present. Natural whole food vitamins are very low potency. Remember the 20 mg of vitamin C in a potato that was able to cure a patient of scurvy? That was low potency. Low potency is all we need. Low potency is enough to bring about vitamin activity. High potency overshoots the mark – the chemical is very pure and refined, like the difference between white sugar and the type of sugar that’s in an apple.

THE MILLIGRAM GAME

Generally speaking, if milligrams are being discussed at length, the author has no clue about vitamins. Synthetic vitamins are refined, high potency chemicals, and therefore may be accurately measured in milligrams, just like drugs. This has nothing to do with vitamin activity or nutrition, except in a negative way.

It’s one of those give-away phrases, like ‘carbs’ or calories, that indicate the speaker is generally unqualified.

HALF THE STORY

The same type of incomplete action can be seen with any synthetic vitamin.

Let’s take beta carotene for a minute, which the body can turn into vitamin A.

Now you’ll remember that vitamin A is necessary for good eyesight, DNA synthesis, and protects cells from free radicals. A study reported in Apr 94 in the NEJM of some 30,000 Finnish subjects showed conclusively that synthetic vitamin A had no antioxidant effect whatsoever. [15]

A true antioxidant helps to protect heart muscle, lungs, and artery surfaces from breaking down prematurely. In this study, the subjects who received the synthetic beta carotene actually had an 8% higher incidence of fatal heart attacks, strokes, and lung cancer than those who got the placebo (sugar pill). Stands to reason: the synthetic brought no vitamin activity to the tissues that needed it.

As a dead, purified chemical introduced into the body, the synthetic further stressed the immune system, the liver, and the kidneys which all had to try to break down this odd chemical and remove it from the body. It would be bad enough if they were harmless, but synthetic vitamins actually have a net negative effect.

Vitamin A

was first discovered in 1919. By 1924, it had been broken down and separated from its natural whole food complex: “purified.” By 1931, LaRoche – one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, even today – had succeeded in “synthesizing” vitamin A. That means they had created a purely chemical copy of a fraction of naturally occurring vitamin A. Naturally occurring vitamin A is found associated with an entire group of other components:

    – Retinols
    – Retinoids
    – Retinal
    – Carotenoids
    – Carotenes
    – Fatty acids
    – Vitamin C
    – Vitamin E
    – Vitamin B
    – Vitamin D
    – Enzymes
    – Minerals

    Vitamins and Minerals, Somer 1992

Isolated from these other factors, vitamin A is a fraction which cannot perform its biological functions. Taken as a synthetic, it must then draw on this list of resources already in the body in order to complete its make-up. Whole food vitamin A, by contrast, is already complete and ready to go.

Most synthetic vitamin A consists only of retinal, retinol, or retinoic acid. The well-publicized potential for toxicity with mega doses of vitamin A involves one of these three. Vitamin A toxicity, known as hypervitaminosis, always results from an excess of synthetic, “purified” vitamin A, and never from whole food vitamin A. (DeCava, p 86)

Other effects of vitamin A toxicity include:

    – tumor enhancement
    – joint disorders
    – osteoporosis
    – extreme dryness of eyes, mouth and skin,
    – enlargement of liver and spleen
    – immune depression
    – birth defects

BETA CAROTENE

is a precursor the body can convert to vitamin A. Unfortunately, as a supplement, synthetic beta carotene is usually “stabilized” in refined vegetable oils. In this trans fatty acid form, oxidation occurs and the chemically “pure” beta carotene can no longer act as a nutrient, because it was changed.

Almost all synthetic beta carotene is produced by the Swiss drug giant Hoffman-LaRoche. This form can no longer be converted to vitamin A. The best it can be is worthless, and the worst is toxic.

Natural vitamin A and beta carotene are well known as immune boosters and cancer fighters, in their role as antioxidants. Synthetic vitamin A by contrast has actually brought about significant increases in cancer. The same Finnish study we saw above provided smokers with large doses of synthetic beta carotene. Lung cancer incidence increased 18%! (NEJM Apr 94 “The Alpha Tocopherol Beta Carotene Cancer Prevention Study Group”) [15]

These findings were corroborated two years later in another study written up in Lancet. Pharmacologic doses of synthetic beta carotenes were found to block the antioxidant activity of the other 50 naturally occurring carotenoids in the diet. Anti-cancer activity was thus blocked by the synthetic. (Lancet 1996) [14]

With the vast outpouring of wrong information about vitamins A and C, the findings of a 1991 article in Health Counselor are no surprise: 50% of Americans are deficient in vitamin A and 41% are deficient in vitamin C.

Synthetic vitamins cannot prevent deficiencies.

FAKE VITAMIN B

In one experiment, synthetic vitamin B (thiamine) was shown to render 100% of a group of pigs sterile! 100% would be considered a significant finding. (Dr. Barnett Sure, Journ Natr 1939) Perhaps the fact that synthetic vitamin B comes from coal tar, maybe that has something to do with it, you think? Then there’s vitamin B12, which comes from activated sewage sludge. (Frost p 60) Been shooting blanks since you started on those multi’s?

For the licensed dieticians and clinical nutritionists reading this in disbelief because it is too “unscientific,” consider the way Theron Randolph MD delineated between natural and synthetic:

    “A synthetically derived substance may cause a reaction in a chemically susceptible person when the same material of natural origin is tolerated, despite the two substances having identical chemical structures. The point is illustrated by the frequency of clinical reactions to synthetic vitamins – especially vitamin B1 and C – when the [same] naturally occurring vitamins are tolerated.”

Always keep this idea in mind when confronted with the phony marketing hook “bio-identical.” If it’s not made by your body, it can’t be bio-identical.

IRRADIATION

According to Los Angeles naturopath, Dr. Jack Singh, all commercial lecithins in supplements, as well as most vitamin D, comes from irradiated vegetable oils. That’s rancid, oxidizing trans fatty acids! A birthday party of free radicals. This is the precise mechanism for arterial wall breakdown prior to plaque deposits, then arteriosclerosis, then heart disease. I thought we were supposed to be taking vitamins to stay healthy!

LOST HORIZON

Why is this information so difficult to find? It’s in none of the “alternative” health ‘zines, blogs, sites, or any of the mainstream media.

Alternative-Lite guru Julian Whittaker, in his summer 1998 newsletter actually had the temerity to state outright “Synthetic vitamins and whole food vitamins are identical.” I’m sure his synthetic vitamin company and all its retailers were reassured by this incredibly arrogant and flagrantly inaccurate pronouncement from the fat man. But who is objecting? Only those clients of the 5 companies who know enough to take whole food vitamins, because they have become educated to realize the difference. These are the vast minority, having no control of the media.

Royal Lee and Harvey Wiley lost. Nobody knows who they are today, except we few. This is no accident. What everybody does know is Pepsi and Viagra and Wonder Bread and prednisone and Double Whoppers with Cheese and Zantac and Baskin-Robbins and Long’s Drug Store. And grocery store vitamins: synthetic vitamins. That’s America, today as the product of yesterday. Control of information in America today is hands down the most sophisticated systems of influence ever devised. The simple ideas contained in this chapter are simply not available to the mass consciousness. The documentation is out there, but you really must persist.

100 years ago if a medical doctor saw a case of cancer he would call all his colleagues to come and have a look, telling them it was unlikely they would see another case, as cancer was so rare. People rarely died of heart attacks; in fact the term heart attack itself didn’t even exist. There was no incidence at all of atherosclerosis. Diabetes was practically unheard of. What did they eat? Fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy, whole grains, butter, and lard. But none of it was processed with drugs and chemicals.

Today one in three dies of cancer. One in two dies of heart disease. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. (Vital Statistics) For anyone born after 2003, there is a one in 3 chance of Type 2 diabetes by 2030. Is that progress? If you are a food manufacturer it is, and especially if you are a drug manufacturer.

In 2007 the WHO ranked the US as #39 in the world in infant mortality. Today, we’re at # 54 [www.cia.org] Male sperm count is less than 50% of what it was in 1929. (1981 University of Florida report, Natural vs. Synthetic) Infant mortality is up; birth defects are up. We spend $1.5 trillion per year for ‘health care’, most of which goes for administration and executive salaries.

Who are the largest advertisers for TV, and online and printed media? Right: drug companies and food manufacturers. Do they want to keep the ball rolling? You bet. Will they kill you to do it? You bet. Ask Jeff Bradstreet. Do they want people to take charge of their own health by natural inexpensive foods and supplements? Negative. A cure for cancer has been “right around the corner” since Nixon’s “war on cancer.”. People are starting to ask questions; they’re less inclined to believe the slick ads coming every 10 minutes on TV and in Newsweek.

Perhaps Hippocrates did not envision doctors as detail men or drug reps. He most likely thought like Henry Bieler, MD:

    “Nature, if given the opportunity is always the greatest healer. It is the physician’s role to assist in this healing, to play a supporting role.” – Finding the Right Cure for You

So what do you do? Well, you may now have some insight that your vitamin needs are not being met by the GNC generics. Wallach used to talk about expensive urine from these unmetabolized grocery store synthetic placebos.

The water soluble vitamins are best obtained through organic produce grown in mineral-rich soil. The best supplements in this category are the top-shelf green foods, like David Sandoval’s Best of Greens, and its equivalents.

The fat soluble vitamins, A, E, and D are best obtained through fish, raw dairy, avocado, raw nuts, raw coconut, and clean meats. High end supplements like Udo’s Choice, MOR, and Nordic Naturals can round out your EFA requirements

Beyond this it’s MLM marketing roulette, and if you can’t spot the mark in the first 5 minutes, baby, it’s you.

copyright MMXVII

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14. Woodall, A— Caution with b-carotene supplements Lancet 347:967, 1996

15. Heinonen O MD— The effect of vitamin E and beta carotene on the incidence of lung cancer and other cancers in male smokers” The Alpha Tocopherol Beta Carotene Cancer Prevention Study Group—
NEJM 14 Apr 1994 330;15:1031

16. Barnett Sure, MD— Journ Natr 1939

17. University of Florida report— “Natural vs. Synthetic” 1981

18. Randolph, Theron MD— Human Ecology and Susceptibility to the Chemical Environment 7th ed. 1980

19. Price, Weston — Nutrition and Physical Degeneration – Keats Publ. 1997

20. CDC —National Vital Statistics Report – Vol. 47, no.19, June 1999.

21. Lee, R, Conversations, 1955

22. United States Environmental Protection Agency. (2011). Pesticide news story: EPA releases report containing latest estimates of pesticide use in the United States. Retrieved September 20, 2012. Grace Communications http://www.sustainabletable.org/263/pesticides

Newsletter June 2017

June 2nd, 2017

1. EVENTS

FOCUS OKC – – Oklahoma City – 28 July

CANCER CONTROL SOCIETY ANNUAL– GLENDALE CA – 4 SEPT

MEDITERRANEAN CHIRO CRUISE – 17 Sept

WESTON A PRICE CONFERENCE – Minneapolis 10 Nov

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Focus OKC will undoubtedly live up to its reputation as the premier chiropractic event of the year. This is your peer group – the best of them. Come and get the support that will boost you to the next level. Serious about the chiropractic life? You really don’t have a choice. See you there!

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I. BREAKTHROUGH STUDY: NEW PEER-REVIEWED PROOF THAT VACCINES KILL CHILDREN

We know that vaccines kill children directly. It’s a taboo subject in media, but a little research can offer an approximation of real numbers.

Vaccine injuries and deaths went uncounted before 1991, when the VAERS system was initiated by Congress: Vaccine Adverse Effects Reporting System.

Steve Rubin, PhD testified at the Senate SB277 hearing in Sacramento in April 2015. [2] Rubin is the scientist who created the search engine for the VAERS system, the only really usable program for categorizing US vaccine injuries in the past 25 years.

In the 2500 page VAERS Excel pdf [5], Rubin documents 3437 deaths from vaccines between 1991 and 2014. [2] These are not estimates, but actual deaths – children with names and addresses.

Estimates come into play when comparing that figure with the actual number of deaths. Both CDC, and FDA Commissioner David Kessler (quoted in JAMA) [3] have stated that 1% is a reasonable estimate of the number of reported vaccine injuries, compared with the actual number of injuries and deaths.

That means it is likely that as many as 99% of vaccine injuries and deaths go unreported.

Extrapolating from these figures, it may not be unreasonable to assert then that some 340,000 children have died as a direct result of vaccines since 1991. That is completely possible.

With the high per cent of unvaccinated Somali children now autistic, as cited in the section below, (II) we see a rare opportunity for a legitimate clinical comparison between vaccinated and unvaccinated. Until recently, comparative studies of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated have been all but nonexistent. The reasons were obvious.

Then three months ago a study was published, somehow making it through peer review, measuring exactly that risk factor: mortality and vaccines, with an unvaccinated control group.

In the Mar 2017 edition of EBiomed we have unambiguous proof of children dying as a direct result of the DTP and polio vaccine [1]

The new Morgensen study followed over 1000 children, after Polio and DTP vaccines. The findings were very clear – comparing vaccinated to unvaccinated children: the vaccinated were dying 5x faster than the unvaccinated.

“…mortality was 5 times higher for DTP-vaccinated children.”

    (Curiously, the study was funded by the Danish Council, whose country has been vilified in the scientific community in recent years because of the Poul Thorsen scandal – the ill-fated Danish Study. You may remember Thorsen from when he was indicted for fraudulent publication, supporting CDC’s endorsement of MMR, as well absconding with over $1 million. [4] The Danish community may be trying to recover its credibility, as this new article is certainly above reproach as far as collusion with the vaccine industry.)

The statistical methods employed in the new Morgensen study are of the highest calibre and leave little room for doubt with regards the conclusions of the study. Their impeccable figures show a 95% Confidence Interval. Read the full text here.

As independent scientific discussion of vaccine research has no forum at this time, and the Industry has learned to obviate science altogether by simply passing laws that force vaccines on children, this new study is the type of critically important research that is being pushed aside as irrelevant.

Doctors and parents need to know that vaccines are proven to kill children, that there is a clear and present danger to the life of any child whose parents submit to whatever vaccines the pediatrician decides are on the current Schedule. That’s not anti-vaccine hysteria – it’s scientific fact.

The vital necessity for something like the Commission that was discussed by President Trump and RFK at the beginning of the year – never before has true science and the protection of US children so urgently demanded such an independent forum for the free exchange of opinions, evaluating all current research into childhood vaccines.

References—

1. Morgensen, S, The Introduction of Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis and Oral Polio Vaccine Among Young Infants in an Urban African Community – EbioMed Mar 2017 p 192

http://www.ebiomedicine.com/article/S2352-3964(17)30046-4/pdf

2. Steve Rubin, PhD Testimony, SB277 hearings on 8 Apr 201 – Sacramento Capitol Bldg

http://nvicadvocacy.org/members/Portals/0/NVIC/2015-04-08CASenateHealthCommitteRubinTestimonyVAERS.pdf

3. Kessler, D MD A new approach to reporting adverse effects

Journal of the American Medical Assn vol.269, No.21, p.2785 2 Jun 1993

4. Thorsen still funded while on fraudulent list Age of Autism 15 Fev 16

www.ageofautism.com/2016/02/dr-poul-thorsen-stil-funded-while-on-fugitive-list.html

5. VAERS DATA as of 2017 https://vaers.hhs.gov/data/data

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II. AUTISM AND SOMALIS IN MINNEAPOLIS: UNVACCINATED CONTROL GROUP

When a manufacturer tests any drug, a randomized clinical trial is required in order to prove its safety and effectiveness. The study must have one group who gets the new drug, and another group who gets a placebo, or nothing at all. If neither the subjects nor the clinicians are allowed to know who got the drug and who didn’t, that’s called a double blind study.

The group who got the placebo (or nothing) is called the Control Group.

Obama brought 43,000 Somalis into this country, most of which were settled in Minnesota. [1]. As with all Third World aliens who enter the US with no vaccine records, these folks were required to receive the full mandated schedule – usually all vaccines at once.

About 2 years later, very high numbers of these Somalis are being diagnosed with autism, much higher than the 1 in 45 rate the CDC cites for the entire US. In a very short time the incidence of autism in this small Somali population was a whopping 1 in 32! [2] That’s the highest rate of autism in the world.

Keep in mind that autism is unknown in their native country. As are vaccines, generally.

The press has succeeded in burying this shocking autism epidemic behind a phony report about measles.

What’s the reason that the main story of the Minneapolis Somalis has gone unreported?

Here at last on a silver platter was an opportunity to have a real study of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated. Such a study has never been allowed to be conducted in the United States, ostensibly because it would be “dangerous and unfair” to deprive a group of the ‘benefits’ of the American vaccine schedule.

In this case however, that excuse no longer applies. Vaccines were simply not available in the native country of these people. And suddenly this group was flown over here and forced to be inoculated with massive numbers of vaccines.

To finalize such an extremely valuable study, all that would be required at this time is to formally count the autistics among the Somalis and compare the results with the same number of vaccinated Minneapolis kids. That ‘s it. The clinical work has already been done – the vaccines were given to the one group and not to the Control Group. We’d have an instant legitimate trial comparing the vaccinated with the unvaccinated, without having to deprive anybody of anything.

But this will never happen – such a study will never be written up.

Why not?

The reason is obvious: the results would suggest that vaccines are clearly linked to autism. There would be no way to dispute the association.

Here we see the usual eclipsing of science in favor of politics, which has traditionally controlled most aspects of the vaccine industry, since the beginning. [3] History of Vaccines]

In this case, true scientific considerations have been ignored even more blatantly by administering to these individuals the full schedule of vaccines all at once. Why? Has that combination of all those vaccines being injected all together at one time– has that combination ever been proven to be safe? It has not.

Is this the everyday inoculation procedure for immigrants getting Green Cards? Yes.

The standard dosages on Shot Day for American children demands that on certain days 7 or 8 vaccines be given all at once. [3]

Have those 7 or 8 ever been tested together to determine their additive toxicity in the body of the very young child? Never. Actually this danger has been pointed out by CDC committees, each one of whom recommended that these combinations of vaccines should indeed be tested together for safety. Such testing has never been done. Yet we go on injecting our kids with untested quantities, every day.

So we can see how false is the reasoning that has forbidden studies of unvaccinated American children, hiding behind the pretense that it would deprive them of immunization against diseases, etc. Such a danger is theoretical and presumptive – never proven. And nothing compared to the real danger of administering the full complement of vaccines to these Somalis – perhaps three or four times as many vaccines as are ever given on one day to American children.

Common sense would dictate that such a presumption of safety is unwarranted.

They can’t have it both ways– it can’t be absolutely safe both to administer untested combinations of vaccines and also to withhold untested combinations of vaccines. Both of these scenarios can’t be simultaneously true.

Responsible representatives of the people should demand that a formal study of the unvaccinated Somalis be finalized in order to provide scientific evidence, once and for all, of a likely link between vaccines and autism. Here is an opportunity once missed that will not come around again.

References:

1. Bedard, P – 99% Muslim – 43,000 Somali refugees settled in US under Obama
28 Nov 16 Washington Examiner http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/99-muslim-43000-somali-refugees-settled-in-us-under-obama/article/2608316

2. Minneapolis Somali Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence Project – University of Minnesota
http://rtc.umn.edu/autism/

3. The History of Vaccines – http://www.thedoctorwithin.com/history-of-vaccines/

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III. COLLAGEN SMOOTHIES – SUGAR IN JUICE NOT AN ISSUE

During the past decade, Hydrolyzed Collagen has become very much in demand, going out all over the world. For best absorption, the label recommends that the collagen powder be blended in juice. Thousands of people seem to have achieved best results following this advice.

Occasionally someone will express concern about taking in too much sugar when using juice for the blend. “I can’t take the sugar” is what they always say.

Here are a few reasons why such concerns are groundless:

1. Any fruit or vegetable juice can be used, including celery juice, cucumber juice, cabbage, kale, or any other juice.

2. Orange juice is the most popular, being the most common breakfast beverage. Whatever juice you choose, we’re talking about 100% pure of course, no concentrates, nothing added, organic if possible.

Now fructose is the natural fruit sugar in juices. If pure, the juice will contain within it all the vitamins and enzymes necessary for its complete breakdown into its simplest carbohydrate components. That’s called digestion.

This metabolic process will not cause undue stress, abnormal insulin spiking, overtaxing the pancreas or any other adverse effect. No matter what you might read on google-pedia.

Blood glucose will always be temporarily elevated following a meal that includes carbohydrates. That is a necessary sign of the digestive process. But it soon returns to normal levels between meals. Pure natural juices are not a cause of diabetes in today’s world. Just visit any supermarket and look down the double aisle of Coke, Pepsi, Dr Pepper, beer, etc. and see the real cause.

How much of that is in your kitchen?

You can actually mix the collagen powder in anything you want , and daily intake will eventually have a beneficial effect. The loading dose. But we have noticed over and over that pure organic juice seems to work best, for 2 likely reasons:

1. It is suspended in a most easily absorbable medium

2. whole food Vitamin C is an important factor in initiating the conversion of hydrolyzed collagen supplement into the body’s own new collagen.

So, yes you can dissolve the Hydrolyzed Collagen in water or applesauce or milk, or sprinkle it over oatmeal – or mix it into any wholesome food – all of that works. Except for coffee of course – which is a non food – no nutrient value, and will dilute the value of this excellent supplement. (Yes, yes, I read that too – it’s nonsense. ) But for optimum results, most people just use the best organic fruit or vegetable juice they can find. That’s what most of those success stories in the Feedback section did.

So just forget about any imaginary issues about too much sugar, etc. Fruit juice is not the reason why almost 30% of the US population is diabetic!

It would be intriguing to be able to look into the refrigerators and kitchen cupboards of some of these callers who are so worried about the ‘sugar’ in organic orange juice. Of course we’d find absolutely no Coke, soft drinks, cookies, donuts, liquor, beer, wine, cakes, pies, candy, chocolate, etc, just lying around…

I know, right? So please stop calling with this question!

Read full Collagen chapter

And also Sugar The Sweet Thief of Life

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IV. VACCINES: WHY DEBATE? LEGISLATE!

Yes, that’s true. The Vaccinators have actually given up trying to win the argument, realizing they can’t win. They refuse to debate vaccine science in any open academic forum. They found out they didn’t have to. Why should they? They’ve come up with something much more effective: new laws that would force vaccination on 100% of the population, completely irrespective of any science.

We described California’s 4 new vaccine laws in detail in the April Newsletter – the Four Horsemen. Despite considerable visible opposition, the momentum seems relentless in its trajectory to close every door to vaccine exemption. Other states are taking their cue – at present there are over 100 separate legal proposals to limit or end the parent’s right to vaccine exemption – all across the country.

Their methods of removing medical choice – successful as they may be – seem unworthy of a nation that came into existence as a democratic republic, based on principles of personal freedom. Whose children are they – the parents’ or the State’s ? This is the real issue today.

The de-evolution of American politics has come to worship at the altar of Lowest Common Denominator intelligence. That’s the demographic we target, and make every effort, through media and education, to discourage rational discourse, opposing any but the most superficial exploration into those topics which may require the least bit of study to understand. Making people dumber.

So now we can create any assigned LCD of awareness, and at the same time have most people think that they understand complex subjects – like vaccination – simply by absorbing the constant barrage of slogans and clichés. We then have cancelled the need for study, opinion, evaluation, and thoughtful consideration.

Instead, we will have a nation of kneejerk robots, conditioned by stimulus /response, enslaved by the most primitive word association, who have accepted all such programming as their total World, the sum of their Reality, all they need to know about their experience on this planet.

And right there we have the triumph of Statism over the individual – the antithesis of America.

Below are a few examples of that primitive word association. The first word is the stimulus that individuals will hear or read. The second word will be the instantaneous connection they have been habituated to make, through years of repetitive, unvarying media and school techniques:

stimulus . . . . response

Immunization / Vaccination

Childhood / Medical emergency

Pregnancy / Medical emergency

Vaccine exemptions / dangerous

Medical freedom / unimportant

Pediatrician / trustworthy, necessary

Self education/ nonessential

Healthy kids / doctor visits

Vaccines / disease prevention

HIV / AIDS

Vaccine Exemption demonstrators / dangerous lunatics

Forcing vaccination / common good

HPV/ prevent cervical cancer

Health Care / health

Symptoms / visit doctor for drugs

Pain / visit doctor for drugs

Cancer / drugs, surgery

You get the idea. Add a few yourself. But there’s a problem here. Each of these Lowest Common Denominator responses is false – unscientific, dangerous, and collectively stupefying. But the robots don’t know that – they think they are sufficiently educated in all these areas. Merely by knowing these one word connectors!

It’s a beautiful thing.

One result of this false conditioning is the declining immune systems of most Americans – the US has the worst health of any industrialized nation, by any index you can use. The Vaccinators have learned to use Collective Ignorance now as political capital in passing any law they can imagine, as long as it involves more vaccines. So they have effectively sidelined the need for science, and the necessary dialog that validates any legitimate science.

And so scientific debate over vaccines has been marginalized as irrelevant. Our militantly ignorant society no longer needs science – all it needs is the majority popular opinion, no matter how badly uninformed.

And who is the #1 lobbyist, both in Washington and in the state legislatures? Right – the pharmaceutical industry. They control the laws that the legislators formulate.

And who is the #1 advertiser in all media? Right – same guys. They control the content of media stories and information sources.

But everybody knows all that. Let’s just stop using cliches like The Science is Clear, etc. Because it is clear – and the Vaccinators lost. But they’re not participating any more in the discussion.

Instead, they figured out how to win without science: by force of law.

Let’s not forget that over 95% of people already vaccinate. The tiny group of people who would opt out have no desire to stop the 95% from choosing vaccines, or any other medical selection. It’s the other way around — this entire national legal agenda is about the 95% forcing their opinion on the 5% . Again the antithesis of constitutional principles.

Our greatest president had something to say about situations like this:

    “Those who deny freedom for others do not deserve it for themselves.”

    – – – Abraham Lincoln

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V. NEW CHAPTERS AT www.thedoctorwithin.com

    1. THE HISTORY OF VACCINES



Since 2000, the textbook Vaccination Is Not Immunization
has been intended for parents who are about to make the most important decision in the life of the child – whether or not to vaccinate.

As new editions came out, and vaccines became more and more political, so many new events were taking place that were filling up the textbook. The book was getting too large. So we began maintaining the historical section of that textbook here at this location.

To understand vaccines, it essential to have a basic introduction into how they appeared in the world in the first place. Here is a summary of the those historical events that you won’t be finding on the controlled websites which dominate the internet. The difference here is, these facts are all fully referenced at the end of the chapter.


    2. AIDS MYTHOLOGY: BLACK PLAGUE OR GOLDEN GOOSE?

If you use the term HIV/AIDS, it’s probable you don’t understand either one. They are just not connected. This chapter takes an unforgiving look at the real events that led up to this enormous, self-perpetuating industry. The religion of AZT.

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Minerals – The Most Overlooked Nutrient

December 18th, 2016

    Dr Tim O’Shea

Minerals is one confusing topic. Inorganic, organic, chelated, elemental, ionic, colloidal, essential, trace – all these claims! What do we really need? Credentials in nutrition apparently mean very little when it comes to minerals. Much of what is written about minerals is speculative, market-oriented, or dead wrong.

A net search on minerals is an overwhelming assault on one’s patience, time and credulity. How could all this stuff be right?

Minerals come from mines. Except when you’re talking about nutrition. Then they come from food. At least they used to. When we still had some viable topsoil.

Four elements compose 96% of the body’s makeup:

    carbon
    hydrogen
    oxygen
    nitrogen

The remaining 4% of the body’s composition is mineral.

The following table shows the 21 minerals that have been shown to have nutritive value for humans.

Macro means more than 100mg per day.

Trace usually means either the requirements are measured in micrograms or that the amount required has never been measured.

Essential means the body can’t manufacture it. We must get it from the diet.

Essential Minerals

…..MACROMINERALS……..

Calcium
Chlorine
Sodium
Potassium
Phosphorus
Magnesium
Sulfur

……..TRACE MINERALS . . . . . . .
Chromium
Tin
Zinc
Vanadium
Copper
Silicon
Manganese
Nickel
Iron
Molybdenum
Fluorine
Iodine
Cobalt
Selenium

– U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
National Research Council

Deficiency amounts have never been determined for many trace minerals, although several diseases have been linked with deficiencies of certain ones.

Beyond this, the marketplace takes over and science bows out. People are out there talking about 88-mineral toddies, minerals from ancient lakes, longevity of 150 years, calcium from pasteurized milk, calcium from coral reefs, mineral doses measured in grams, salubrious doses of silver, “normal” doses of lead, eye of newt, tail of frog, etc., making claims about this or that combination, trumpeting anecdotal cures for everything from cancer to hangnails.

The purpose of this chapter will be to try to sift through the debris and leave behind only the information which can be verified.

For several years, even mainstream medicine acknowledges the incontrovertible importance of mineral supplementation. In an article appearing in JAMA, once the top American medical journal, 24 Dec 1996, a controlled study of selenium use for cancer patients was written up. [24]

Selenium as you remember, effects powerful antioxidant activity, neutralizing free radicals, which are rampant in the presence of cancer. In this study, 1312 subjects were divided into groups. Some were given selenium; others the placebo.

There was a decrease of 63% with prostate cancer, and 46% with lung cancer in the selenium group. The results were so blatant that the designers actually terminated the study early so that everyone could begin to benefit from selenium.

This is just one example of the research on mineral supplementation. The problem is, if the results of studies economically threaten a current drug protocol, like chemotherapy, it is unlikely that an inexpensive natural supplement like selenium would be promoted by oncologists as a replacement any time soon.

There are six nutrient groups:

    – Water
    – Vitamins
    – Minerals
    – Fats
    – Protein
    – Carbohydrate

All are necessary for complete mammalian cellular function.

The necessity for minerals is a recent historical discovery, only about 150 years old. In the 1850s, Pasteur’s contemporary, Claude Bernard, learned about iron. Copper came about 10 years later, and zinc about the turn of the century.

With the discovery of Vitamin A in 1912, minerals were downplayed for about 50 years in favor of vitamin research. By 1950, after about 14 vitamins had been discovered, attention returned once more to minerals when it was shown that they were necessary co-factors in order for vitamins to operate. Minerals are co-factors for most biological reactions. Soon the individual functions of minerals in the body were demonstrated:

    Structural: bones, teeth, ligaments
    Solutes and electrolytes in the blood
    Enzyme actions
    Energy production from food breakdown
    Nerve transmission
    Muscle action

The following is a table of minerals linked with the specific functions most commonly agreed upon today:

Calcium

    Muscle contraction
    Bone building

Sodium

    Cell life
    Waste removal
    Osmostic balance

Potassium

    Nerve transmission
    Cell life
    Normal blood pressure
    Muscle contraction


Phosphorus

    Bone formation
    Cell energy

Magnesium

    Muscle contraction
    Nerve transmission
    Calcium metabolism
    Enzyme cofactor

Chlorine

    Digestion
    Normal blood pressure

Sulfur

    Protein synthesis
    Collagen structure
    bone and ligament structure

Copper

    Immune system
    Artery strength
    Forms hemoglobin from iron

Chromium

    Insulin action
    Immune function

Iron

    Blood formation
    Hemoglobin
    Immune function

Selenium

    Immune stimulant
    Reduces free radicals
    Activates Vit E


Nickel

    Immune regulation
    Brain development
    DNA synthesis

Iodine

    Thyroid function

Vanadium

    Circulation: capillary integrity
    Sugar metabolism

Molybdenum

    Metabolic Enzyme co-factor

Silicon

    Metabolic Enzyme co-factor
    Connective tissue structure

Tin

    Metabolic Enzyme co-factor


Manganese

    Metabolic Enzyme co-factor

Fluorine

    Teeth enamel


– Larry Berger, PhD and Parris Kidd, PhD [21]

Zinc is necessary for antioxidant production, which prevents aging and cancer. It is also a cofactor for some 80 metabolic enzymes. (Erasmus, p 172) Zinc is necessary for wound healing, fat metabolism, myelin, insulin function, semen production, tissue repair, especially skin, and HCl production. (Erasmus) [30]

Mineral deficiency means that some of these jobs will not get done. The body is capable of prodigious degrees of adaptation, and can operate for long periods of time with deficiencies of many of the above. But someday those checks will have to be cashed. When that happens: premature aging: cell breakdown. Dorian Gray’s portrait matures..

Without minerals, vitamins have little or no effect. Minerals are co-factors – triggers for thousands of essential enzyme reactions in the body. No trigger – no reaction. Without enzyme reactions, caloric intake is meaningless, and the same for protein, fat, and carbohydrate intake. Minerals trigger the vitamins and enzymes to act; not just digestion, but thousands of cell functions.

DEFICIENCY

With the exception of those egregiously uninformed pedants who quack “you should be able to get all the nutrition you need from your food,” a virtually undisputed fact is deficiency. Mineral deficiency is the reason for the titanic output of websites, articles, and supplements visible today. The majority of mineral websites quote a 1936 source – Senate Document #264, as scientific proof that dietary minerals were generally inadequate for optimum health.

    “…most of us are suffering from certain diet deficiencies which cannot be remedied until deplete soils from which our food comes are brought into proper mineral balance.”

    “The alarming fact is that food…now being raised on millions of acres of land that no longer contain enough…minerals are starving us, no matter how much of them we eat.”

    “Lacking vitamins, the system can make use of minerals, but lacking minerals, vitamins are useless.”
    Senate Document 264 – – 74th Congress, 1936 [25]

The same document went on to quantify the extent of mineral deficiency:

    99% of the American people are deficient in minerals, and a marked deficiency in any one of the more important minerals actually results in disease.”

Congressional documents are not generally highly regarded as scientific sources, and other reference texts cite other percentages. The figures quoted by Albion Laboratories, longtime leader in patents on supplemental minerals, are somewhat lower, but the idea begins to come across:

DEFICIENCIES – % of U.S. Population

    Magnesium – 75%
    Iron – 58%
    Copper – 81%
    Manganese – 50%
    Chromium – 90%
    Zinc – 67%
    Selenium – 60%

    sources: Albion Labs, Fats That Heal [30]

FIVE REASONS FOR MINERAL DEFICIENCY:

1. SOIL DEPLETION

Different studies will show different figures, of course, but there is certainly no lack of explanation for mass deficiencies of mineral intake. The most obvious of these is soil depletion and demineralization.

In 1900, forests covered 40% of the earth. By 1992 the figure was below 30%. (Relating Land Use and Global Land Cover, Turner, 1992 [5]). Diminshing steadily since then. {33} Aside from hacking down rainforests in order to raise beef cattle or soy or to build condos, one of the main reasons for the dying forests is mineral depletion.

According to a paper read at the 1994 meeting of the International Society for Systems Sciences, the 20th century was the first time ever that “mineral content available to forest and agricultural root systems is down by 25%-40%.” Less forests means less topsoil.

In the past 200 years, the U.S. has lost as much as 75% of its topsoil, according to John Robbins in his Pulitzer-nominated work Diet for a New America [4]. To replace one inch of topsoil may take anywhere from 200-1000 years, depending on climate. (Utah Teachers Resource Books) [3]

Demineralization of topsoil translates to loss of productive capacity. Contributing further to this trend is the growing of produce that is harvested and shipped far away.

The standard NPK (nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium) fertilizer farmers commonly use is able to restore the soil enough to grow fruits and vegetables which are healthy looking, but may be entirely lacking in vital trace minerals. The inventor of the entire NPK philosophy, Baron von Leibig, recanted his own theories before he died when he saw the deficiencies his methods were fostering as they became the agricultural standard in both Europe and America. [29]

Mineral depletion in topsoil is hardly a controversial issue. The question is not if, but how much. Plants are the primary agents of mineral incorporation into the biosphere. The implication for our position on the food chain is simply: lowered mineral content in produce grown in U.S. topsoil.

You won’t find any source that insists that the mineral content of American topsoil is as good today as it was 50 years ago. Generally, studies talk in terms of how much, if any, minerals are still present.

2. DIET

The second contributor to mineral deficiency within the population is obviously, diet. Even if our produce did contain abundant minerals, less than 4% of the population eats sufficient fruits and vegetables to account for minimal RDAs.

To compound matters, mass amounts of processed food, excess protein, and refined sugars require most of our mineral stores in order to digest it and remove it. The removal process involves enzymes, which break things down. Enzyme activity, remember, is completely dependent on minerals like zinc and copper and chromium. No minerals – no enzyme action.

In addition, milk and dairy products, alcohol, and drugs inhibit the absorption of these minerals, further depleting reserves. So it is cyclical: refined foods inhibit mineral absorption, which then are not themselves efficiently digested because of diminished enzyme activity.

And then we go looking for bugs as the cause of disease?

3. MUCOID PLAQUE

In the chapter on the COLON we saw how the standard indigestible American diet packs layer upon layer of plaque onto the inner lining of the colon. One of the prime functions of the colon is to resorb water, in order to prevent dehydration. Plaque prevents such a reclamation, and the result is that we lose both water and minerals that normally should be reabsorbed.

4. COMPETITION

The fourth reason for inadequate minerals in the body is a phenomenon known as secondary deficiency. It has been proven that an excess of one mineral may directly cause a deficiency of another, because minerals compete for absorption, compete for the same binding sites, like a molecular Musical Chairs. Secondary deficiency means that an excess of one mineral causes a deficiency of another. (Kidd)

For example, iron, copper, and zinc are competitive in this way. Copper is necessary for the conversion of iron to hemoglobin, but if there is excess zinc, less iron will be available for conversion. This may cause a secondary deficiency of iron, which can manifest itself as iron deficiency anemia. All due simply to excess zinc. Researchers have found that these secondary deficiencies caused by excess of one mineral are almost always due to overdosing on mineral supplements, since the quantities contained in food are so small.

5. DRUGS

A fourth reason for mineral deficiency in humans is overuse of prescription drugs. It has been known since the 1950s that antibiotics interfere with uptake of minerals, specifically zinc, chromium, and calcium. (The Plague Makers [32]) Tylenol, Advil, Motrin, and aspirin have the same inhibitive effect on mineral absorption. Moreover, when the body has to try and metabolize these drugs to clear the system, its own mineral stores are heavily drawn upon.

Such a waste of energy is used to metabolize laxatives, diuretics, chemotherapy drugs, and NSAIDs out of the body. This is one of the most basic mechanisms in drug-induced immunosuppression: minerals are essential for normal immune function.

BIOAVAILABILITY

Ultimately, the primary characteristic with minerals is bioavailability. Really doesn’t matter what we eat; it only matters what makes it to the body’s cells. Let’s say someone is iron deficient, for example. Can’t he just take a bar of iron and file off some iron filings into a teaspoon, and swallow them? Just took in more iron, didn’t he? Well, yes but here is a major distinction: the difference between elemental minerals and nutrient minerals . Iron filings are in the elemental form; absorption will be 8% or less. [Ashmead]

Same with most store-bought multi supplements.

Food-bound iron, on the other hand, like that contained in raisins or molasses, will have a much higher rate of absorption, since it is complexed with other living, organic forms, and as such is classed as a nutrient mineral. Minerals are not living, though they are necessary for life. Minerals are necessary for cell life and enzyme reactions and hundreds of other reasons. But they must be in a form that can make it as far as the cells. What is not bioavailable passes right through the body, a waste of time and money.

Bioavailability has a precursor, an opening act. It is called absorption. Take a mineral supplement pill. Put it in a glass of water and wait half an hour. If it is unchanged, chances are that the tablet itself would never even dissolve in the stomach or intestine, but pass right out of the body. You would be astounded how many mineral supplements there are in this category.

OK, let’s say the tablet or capsule actually does dissolve in the digestive tract. Then what? In order to do us any good, the mineral must be absorbed into the bloodstream, through the intestinal walls. Elemental (inorganic) minerals are absorbed about 1-8% in this manner. The rest is excreted.

Elemental minerals are those found in the majority of supplements, because they’re very cheap to produce. For the small percentage that actually makes it to the bloodstream, the mineral is available for use by the cells, or as a cofactor in thousands of essential enzyme reactions that keep every cell alive every second. Use at the cellular level is what bioavailability is all about.

With this background in mind we can begin to understand that varying amounts of the seven macrominerals and approximately 14 trace minerals, in a bioavailable form are necessary for optimum cell activity, optimum health and would seem to contribute to longevity. So besides epidemic mineral deficiency, what’s the problem?

In a word,

SUPPLEMENTATION

Mineral deficiency has become such an obvious health concern, causing specific diseases because of a lack of a single mineral, and general immune suppression with a lack of several, that the obvious need for supplementation has spawned an entire industry to the rescue. But in any market-driven industry involving pills, we sometimes find the cures are worse than the original problems. Why?

First off, toxicity. Remember, even macrominerals are only necessary in tiny amounts. Most trace minerals are necessary in amounts too small to be measured, and can only be estimated.

Toxicity is a word that simply means excess. When extra stuff gets put into the body, it’s a big deal. All forces are mobilized for removal of the extra stuff – the antigens, toxins, poisons, reactants, etc. Toxicity results from taking a nonessential non-nutrient mineral into the body.

Take lead poisoning, for example. If lead gets into the blood, the body will try to remove it. Since the metal atoms are so heavy compared with the body’s immune forces, removal may be impossible. Lead can initiate a chronic inflammatory response and can remain in the body permanently, which is why we don’t have lead in paint or gasoline any more.

Most minerals can be toxic if taken to excess. And this excess would not happen from food; only from supplements or the environment.

SO, WHAT SUPPLEMENTS WOULD BE INFERIOR?

Well, for starters, any supplement containing more than about 21 minerals, because that’s all that have been proven to be necessary for humans. New toxicities are always being discovered. Aluminum linked to Alzheimer’s is a recent discovery.

Beyond these 21 or so it’s simply anybody’s guess, no matter what they tell you about the 5 civilizations where people live to be 140 years old, etc. People who show dramatic improvements from taking these 60 and 80 mineral drinks generally were likely so depleted that they rapidly absorbed the essential minerals in which they were deficient. But the toxicities from the nonessential, unknown minerals may take a long time to show up. Why take in anything extra?

Here’s an example of an ingredient list from one of these mega-mineral drinks: Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Vanadium, Manganese, Potassium, Selenium, Chromium, Phosphate, Iron, Sulfur, Carbon, Sodium, Barium, Strontium, Cesium, Thorium, Molybdenum, Nickel, Cerium, Germanium, Copper, Rubidium, Antimony, Gallium, Neodymium, Lanthanum, Bismuth, Zirconium, Thallium, Tungsten, Ruthenium, Boron, Iodine, Chloride, Bromine, Titanium, Cobalt, Dysprosium, Scandium, Samarium, Fluoride, Niobium, Praseodymium, Erbium, Hafnium, Lithium, Ytterbium, Yttrium, Cadmium, Holmium, Rhenium, Palladium, Gold, Thulium, Terbium, Iridium, Tantalum, Europium, Lutetium, Rhodium, Tin, Indium, Silver, Beryllium, Tellurium, and Platinum.

Any questions?

Amidst all the confusion about minerals, one thing should be made clear: we only need a little. So the mineral supplements we take should be as absorbable and as bioavailable as possible. That way we won’t have to take much. Less chance of toxicity.

So the question then becomes: which mineral supplements are the most absorbable and the most usable, and therefore effective in the smallest amounts possible? Four candidates present themselves, all contending for the title:

    Elemental
    Ionic
    Colloidal
    Chelated

Unraveling this puzzle is one area where the internet can actually impede progress. Try it and you’ll see why.

There’s only one answer, but it’s buried deep. To find it, we have to review a little

BASIC PLUMBING

The digestive tract goes like this: mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and out. Mineral absorption means transferring the mineral from the digestive tract through the wall of the intestine, into the bloodstream. You really have to picture this: the digestive tract is just a long tube, from one end to the other. As long as food and nutrients are inside this tube, they are actually considered to be still outside the body, because they haven’t been absorbed into the bloodstream yet.

This is an essential concept to understanding mineral absorption. Minerals can’t do any good unless they make it into the bloodstream. This is exactly why most minerals bought at the grocery store are almost worthless: they pass right through the body – in one end and out the other. It’s also why many nutritionists’ and dieticians’ advice is valueless; they commonly pretend everything that is eaten is absorbed.

Two main reasons for lack of absorption:

    – the pill never dissolved
    – the mineral was in its elemental form (non-nutrient, e.g., iron filings)

Let’s say these problems are overcome; neither is true. Or let’s say the mineral is contained within some food, such as iron in molasses, or potassium in bananas. Food-bound minerals are attached or complexed to organic molecules. Absorption into the blood is vastly increased, made easy. The mineral is not just a foreign metal that has been ingested; it is part of food.

Fruits and vegetables with high mineral content exemplify the best way to provide the body with adequate nutrition. Food-bound minerals are the original mode. As already cited above, however, sufficient mineral content is an increasingly rare occurrence. Foods simply don’t have it. How little, what portion of normal depends on what studies one finds.

oon the necessity for supplementation becomes obvious: if the food no longer has it, and we need it, pass the supplements, please. At that point, the marketplace assaults one’s awareness and we’re almost back to the days of the tonics, brews, toddies, and snake potions of yesteryear.

1. ELEMENTAL

Let’s look at the four types one by one. Least beneficial are the supplements containing minerals in the elemental form. That means the mineral is just mentioned on the label. It’s not ionized, it’s not chelated, it’s not complexed with an oxide or a carbonate or a sulfate, or with a food, and it’s not colloidal. Like under “ingredients” it just says “iron” or “copper,” or “calcium,” etc.

Elemental minerals are obviously the cheapest to make. A liquid would only have to be poured over some nails to be said to contain iron. Elemental minerals are the most common in grocery store supplements. They may not be toxic, as long as only the minerals mentioned on the label are included in the supplement. The problem is absorption: it’s between 1 and 8 percent. The rest passes right through. Not only a waste of money; also a waste of energy: it has to be processed out of the body.

2. IONIC

Next comes ionic minerals. Usually a step up. Ionic means in the form of ions. Ions are unstable molecules that want to bind with other molecules. An ion is an incomplete molecule. There is a definite pathway for the absorption of ionic minerals through the gut (intestine) into the blood. In fact, any percent of the elemental minerals that actually got absorbed became ions first, by being dissolved in stomach acids.

Ionic minerals are not easily absorbed through the intestine intact.

The model for mineral ion absorption through the intestine is as follows. Ions are absorbed through the gut by a complicated process involving becoming attached or chelated to some special carrier proteins in the intestinal wall. Active transport is involved; meaning, energy is required to bring the ionic mineral from inside the intestine through the lining, to be deposited in the bloodstream on the other side. [7]

Ionic minerals may be a good source of nutrients for the body, depending upon the type of ions, and on how difficult it is for the ion to get free at the appropriate moment and location.

Minerals require an acidic environment for absorption. Remember low pH (less than 7) is acidic; high pH (above 7) is alkaline.

As the stomach contents at pH 2 empty into the small intestine, the first few centimeters of the small intestine is the optimum location for mineral absorption. The acidic state is necessary for ionization of the dissolved minerals. If the pH is too alkaline, the ions won’t disassociate from whatever they’re complexed with, and will simply pass on through to the colon without being absorbed.

As the mineral ions are presented to the lining of the intestine, if all conditions are right, and there are not too much of competing minerals present, the ions will begin to be taken across the intestinal barrier, making their way into the bloodstream. This is a complicated, multi-step process, beyond the scope of this chapter.

Simply, it involves the attachment of the free mineral ion to some carrier proteins within the intestinal membrane, which drag the ion across and free it into the bloodstream. A lot happens during the transfer, and much energy is required for all the steps. Just the right conditions and timing are necessary: proper pH, presence of vitamins for some, and the right section of the small intestine. [7]

Iron, manganese, zinc, copper – these ions are bound to the carrier proteins which are embedded in the intestinal lining. The binding is accomplished by a sort of chelation process, which simply describes the type of binding which holds the ion. The carrier protein or ligand hands off the mineral to another larger carrier protein located deeper within the intestinal wall. After several other steps, if all conditions are favorable, the ion is finally deposited on the other side of the intestinal wall: the bloodstream, and is now usable by the cells.

Ionic mineral supplements do not guarantee absorption by their very nature, although they are certainly more likely to be absorbed than are minerals in the raw, elemental state. However, ionic minerals are at least in the form required for uptake by the carrier proteins that reside in the intestinal wall.

The uncertainties with ionic minerals include how many, how much, and what else are the unstable ions likely to become bound to before the carrier proteins pick them up. All ionic supplements are not created equal. Just because it’s an ion doesn’t mean a supplemental mineral will be absorbed. Too many minerals in a supplement will compete for absorption, some for the smae binding sites. Too much of one mineral will crowd out the others. The idea is to offer the body an opportunity for balance; rather than to overload it with the hope that some will make it through somehow. All we need is a little.

3. COLLOIDAL

Speaking of overloading, the third type of supplemental minerals is called colloidal. What does colloidal really mean? Colloidal refers to a solution, a dispersion medium in which mineral particles are so well suspended that they never settle out: you never have to shake the bottle.

The other part of the dictionary definition has to do with diffusion through a membrane: “will not diffuse easily through vegetable or animal membrane.” Yet this is supposed to be the whole rationale for taking colloidal minerals – their absorbability.

Colloidal guru Joel Wallach himself continuously claims that it is precisely the colloidal form of the minerals that allows for easy diffusion and absorption across the intestinal membrane, because the particles are so small. Wallach claims 98% absorption, but cites no studies, experiments, journal articles or research of any kind to back up this figure. Why not? Because there aren’t any. The research on colloidal minerals has never been done. It’s not out there. Senate Document 264 doesn’t really cover it.

In reality, colloidal minerals are actually larger than ionic minerals, as discussed by top researcher Max Motyka, MS. [22] Because of the molecular size and suspension in the colloid medium, which Dorland’s Medical dictionary describes as “like glue,” absorption is inhibited, not enhanced.

No less an authority than Dr. Royal Lee, the man responsible for pointing out the distinction between whole food vitamins and synthetic vitamins, stated:

    “A colloidal mineral is one that has been so altered that it will no longer pass through cell walls or other organic membranes.” [2]

Does that sound like easy absorption?

Stedman’s Medical Dictionary talks about colloids “resisting sedimentation, diffusion, and filtration ” Again, resisting diffusion seems to indicate inhibition of absorption, not increased absorption, wouldn’t you think?

As Alexander Schauss and Parris Kidd both explain, colloids are suspensions of minerals in clay and water. [18] Clay often has levels of aluminum as high as 3000 parts per million, with safety levels set at 10 ppm or lower ([21] Kidd). Aluminum has been proven to kill nerve cells, which we now see in Alzheimer’s.

Dr. Schauss characterizes the aluminum content as the big problem with colloidal minerals. He cites a standard geology reference text – Dana’s Manual of Mineralogy – describing clay as primarily aluminum:

    “Clay minerals are essentially hydrous aluminum silicates.”
    – Dana’s Manual, p436 [19]

And another geology text:

    “[clays] are essentially hydrous aluminum silicates and are usually formed from the
    alteration of aluminum silicates.”

    Mineral Recognition p 273 [20]

Schauss finds references as high as 4400 PPM of aluminum in colloidal clay. Schauss states that he has done an exhaustive search for any human studies using colloidal minerals and after searching 2000 journals, like everyone else, has come up with zero.

For a mineral to be well absorbed, it must be either in the ionic state, or else chelated, as explained above. The percentage of colloidal minerals which actually does get absorbed has to have been ionized somehow, due to the acidic conditions in the small intestine. Only then is the mineral capable of being taken up by the carrier proteins in the intestinal membrane, as mentioned above. But why create the extra step? Ionic minerals would be superior to colloidal, because they don’t have to be dissociated from a suspension medium, which is by definition non-diffusable. All this extra work costs the body in energy and reserves.

In an editorial in Am J of Nat Med, Alexander Schauss further points out the error of Wallach’s claims. [18] Wallach states that colloidals are negatively charged, and this enhances intestinal absorption. The problem is his science is 180 degrees backward: Wallach claims the charge of the intestinal mucosa is positive, but all other sources have known for decades that the mucosal charge is negative. ([1] Guyton, p13)

This is why ionic minerals are presented to the intestinal surface as cations (positively charged ions). Opposites attract, like repels like -remember? Another big minus for colloidals.

QUALITY CONTROL

Consistency of percentages of each mineral from batch to batch. Very simply, there isn’t any with the mega mineral supplements, as the manufacturers will themselves admit.

The ancient lakes and glaciers apparently have not been very accommodating when it comes to percent composition. Such a range of variation might be acceptable in, say, grenade tossing or IQ threshold of congressmen, or other areas where high standards of precision are not crucial. But a nutritional supplement that is supposed to enhance health by drinking it? This is an area in which the details of composition should be fairly visible, verifiable, the same every time.

In these 80-trace-mineral toddies, there is no way of testing the presence or absence of many of the individual minerals. Many established essential trace minerals do not even have an agreed-upon recommended daily allowance, for two reasons:

    – the research has never been done

    – the amounts are too small to be measured.

How much less is known about the amounts and toxicities of those unknown minerals which have never been studied, but are claimed to be present in these miraculous toddies?

TOXICITY AND COMPETITION

Some essential minerals are toxic in excess, but essential in small amounts. Iron, chlorine, sodium, zinc, and copper are in this category. Toxic levels have been established, and resulting pathologies have been identified: we know what diseases are caused by their excesses. How risky is it to take in 40 or 50 minerals for which no toxicity levels have ever been set?

The problem is selective utilization, as explained by Dr. Parris Kidd. [21] Toxic trace minerals may closely resemble the essential minerals in atomic configuration. The result is competition for enzyme sites by two similar minerals only one of which is beneficial:

    “aluminum competes with silicon
    cadmium competes with zinc
    tellurium competes with selenium
    lanthanum competes with calcium ” – Kidd, p42

We also know that zinc competes with iron. (Erasmus) [30]

Beware! A separate hoax is being played out with

COLLOIDAL SILVER

used by many as a “natural antibiotic.” Extremely uninformed physicians recommend daily doses of colloidal silver, in order to “prevent” colds, in the absence of any studies or trials whatsoever. As Dr. Kidd points out:

    ” the body is not well-equipped to handle silver. This element can poison the kidneys, become deposited in the brain, and even give to the skin a gunmetal type of gloss.” [21]

Many nutritionists note [6] several minerals which frequently appear on the ingredient labels of certain mega-mineral products they actually admit their supplements contain or “may contain” some of the following: (the phrase “may contain” has always been scary for me. If they’re not sure, then what else is there that this product “may contain” that they don’t know about?)

    Aluminum: Documented since the article in Lancet 14 Jan 1989 to be associated with Alzheimer’s Disease, as well as blocking absorption of essential minerals like calcium, iron, and fluoride.

    Silver: questionable as a single-dose antibiotic, consistent intake of silver accumulates in the blood-forming organs – spleen, liver, and bone marrow, as well as the skin, lungs, and muscles. Serious pathologies have resulted: blood disorders, cirrhosis, pulmonary edema, chronic bronchitis, and a permanent skin condition known as argyria, to name just a few. Silver is better left in the ancient lakes, and in tableware.
    Gold: Manufacturers of mega-minerals hawk that “there’s more gold in a ton of seawater than there is in a ton of ore.” So what? Our blood is not seawater; it evolved from seawater. Gold used to be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, but has largely been abandoned when they proved that it caused kidney cell destruction, bone marrow suppression, and immune abnormalities.
    Lithium: Rarely used as an antipsychotic medication, lithium definitely can cause blackouts, coma, psychosis, kidney damage, and seizures. Outside of that, it should be fine.

The list goes on and on. These are just a few examples of mineral toxicities about which we have some idea. But for at least half the minerals in the mega toddies, we know nothing at all.

4. CHELATED

The fourth form of supplemental minerals is the chelated variety. Some clarification of this term is immediately necessary.

Chelated is a general term that describes a certain chemical configuration. When a mineral is bound or stuck to certain carrier molecules, which are known as chelators, or ligands, and a ring-like molecule is the result, we say that a chelate is formed.

Chelate is from the Greek word for claw, suggested by the open v-shape of the two ligands on each side, with the mineral ion in the center.

Chelation occurs in many situations. Many things can be chelated, including minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. Minerals in food may be bound with organic molecules in a chelated state. Many molecules in the body are chelated in normal metabolic processes. The carrier proteins in the intestinal wall discussed above, whose job it is to transport ionic minerals – these chelate the ions.

Another sense of the word chelation as exemplified in a mainstream therapy for removing heavy metals from the blood is called chelation therapy. The toxic metals are bound to a therapeutic amino acid ligand called EDTA. With a Pac-Man action, the metals are thus removed from the blood. (See chapter on Oral Chelation)

Molecular weight is measured in units called daltons. The ligands or binding agents may very small (800 daltons) or very large (500,000 daltons) resulting in a many sizes of chelates. Mineral + ligand = chelate.

Generally the largest chelates are the most stable, but also the most difficult to absorb. Ionic minerals absorbed through the intestine are chelated to the carrier proteins, at least two separate times.

Using the word chelated with respect to mineral supplements refers to a very specific type of chelation. The idea is to bind the mineral ion to ligands that will facilitate absorption of the mineral through the intestine into the bloodstream, bypassing the pathway used for ionic mineral absorption.

After decades of research at Albion Laboratories in Utah, it was learned that small amino acids, especially glycine, are the best ligands for chelating minerals, for three reasons:

    – bypasses the entire process of chelation by the intestine’s own carrier proteins

    – facilitates absorption by an entirely different pathway of intestinal absorption, skipping the intermediate steps which ionic minerals go through

    – the chelate will be the at the most absorbable molecular weight for intestinal transfer: less than 1500 daltons [9]

It has also been established beyond controversy that certain pairs of amino acids (dipeptides) are the easiest of all chelates to be absorbed, often easier than individual amino acids. Proteins are made of amino acids.

Normal digestion presumably breaks down the proteins to its amino acid building blocks so they can be absorbed. But total breakdown is not always necessary. It has long been known that many nutrient chains of two or three or even more amino acids may be absorbed just as easily as single amino acids.

Food-bound copper, vitamin C with hemoglobin molecule, animal protein zinc, are some examples of amino acids chelates that are easily absorbed intact. (Intestinal Absorption of Metal Ions, Chapter 7). [7]

To take another example, in abnormal digestion it is well known that chains of amino acids – dipeptides, tripeptides, even polypeptide proteins – sometimes become absorbed intact in a pathology known to gastroenterologists as Leaky Gut Syndrome. Obviously it is not healthy and has many adverse consequences, but the point is that amino acids chains are frequently absorbed, for many different reasons.

The reason these dipeptide chelates are absorbed faster than ionic minerals is that the chelated mineral was bonded tightly enough so that it did not dissociate in the acidic small intestine and offer itself for capture by the intestinal membrane’s carrier proteins. That whole process was thus avoided. The chelate is absorbed intact. An easier form.

This is a vast oversimplification, and the most concise summary, of why chelated minerals may be superior to ionic, provided it’s the right chelate. Only a specific chelate can resist digestion and maintain its integrity as it is absorbed through the gut. Again, all chelates are not created equal. Inferior chelates, used because they are cheaper to produce, include the following:

    – carbonates
    – citrates
    – oxides
    – sulfates
    – chlorides
    – phosphates

If the label gives one of these chelates, it means the mineral is bound either too strongly or not tightly enough, and may be released at the wrong time and the wrong place. Chelation of minerals in nutrient supplements is a very precise science, yielding chelates superior to those occurring naturally in foods.

Intact absorption is faster, easier, and requires less metabolic energy, provided the chelate is about 1500 daltons.

To compare chelated and ionic minerals, once the research is presented, there is really not much of a dispute about which is absorbed faster, ionic minerals or dipeptide-like amino acid chelates. Meticulous isotope testing has shown the following increases in percent absorption of chelates, as compared with ionic:

    Iron . . 490% greater
    Copper . . 580% greater
    Magnesium. . . 410% greater
    Calcium . . . 421% greater
    Manganese . . . 340% greater

    – Source: Journal of Applied Nutrition 22:42 1970 [31]

Again, this is just the briefest glance at the prodigious amount of research comparing ionic with chelated minerals, but the results are uniform. The hands-down winner of the bioavailability contest is: chelated minerals, provided the chelate was maintained as small as possible, generally using glycine as the amino acid ligands, at a total weight below 1500 daltons.

FOOD-BOUND CHELATED MINERALS

Often you will hear this or that company claiming that “organic” minerals contained in food are the best, cannot be improved upon, and are superior to all possible types of mineral supplements. This is almost true. The only exception is glycine-chelated minerals, for two reasons:

    – the exact amount of minerals in any food is extremely variable and difficult to measure, even if there is high mineral content of the soil. Pesticides destroy root organisms in the soil. These bugs play a major role in selective mineral absorption.

    (Jensen p 55)

    – the ligands that bind the mineral in the food chelate may be too strong or too weak to dissociate
    at exactly the right time for maximum absorption in the human digestive tract. Glycine chelates are uniform and easily measurable. No question about dosage.

WHY TAKE MINERALS?

The average lifespan of an American is about 84 years. No one has ever proven that taking mineral supplements will extend life. Many old people never took a mineral or a vitamin in their life. It really comes down to quality of life. Incidence of disease during the lifespan. For how many days or months of the total lifespan was the person ill?

We are the walking petri dishes of Alexis Carrel – remember? Carrel was the French biochemist, a Nobel prize winner, who did the famous experiment in which he kept chicken heart cells alive in a petri dish for 28 years just by changing the solutes every day. Could’ve gone longer, but figured he’d proven his point. Mineral content factors largely in the quality of our solutes: the blood – the milieu interior, the biological terrain.

The U.S. has the highest incidence of degenerative diseases of any developed country on earth. In addition, infectious diseases are coming back; antibiotics are getting less effective every year. Americans’ confidence in prescription drugs is weakening. Please be disabused of any unfounded hopes: cancer and AIDS will never be cured by the discovery of some new drug.

It’s not going to happen. There probably will never be another Alexander Fleming; turns out penicillin was just a brief detour anyway. Bacteria have had 50 billion years to figure out how to adapt. The only way that anyone recovers from any illness is when the immune system overcomes the problem. Allergy shots never cured an allergy; people who take allergy shots always have allergies.

Our only hope of better health is to do everything possible to build up our natural immune system. One of these preventative measures is nutritional supplementation. It may not be dramatic, but daily deposits to the immune system bank account will pay off down the road. Healthy people don’t get sick.

With respect to minerals, then, what are our goals? My opinion is that having once realized the necessity for mineral supplementation, our objectives should be simple:

    – Take only the minerals we absolutely need
    – Take the smallest amounts possible
    – Nothing left over ( no metabolic residue)

Some of the above ideas may seem strange and difficult to understand, on first reading. But it is truly a very simplified version of what actually takes place. Most of the technical details were omitted for the sake of clarity and brevity. However, the correctness of the above basic framework is verifiable. The reader is encouraged to expand a little by consulting the attached reference list.

THE NEW BOTTOM LINE – IMMUNITION CHELATED MINERALS

What mineral supplement should you buy? The reader now has enough background data to be somewhat discriminate. Obviously the chelated minerals should be the first choice.

We have been very happy with our Chelated Minerals for the past 15 years. Patients have been consistently pleased with results, and the Minerals have been part of the 60 Day Program from its inception.

But this past year I began to notice the decline in overall health, as the American diet becomes progessively worse. Processed foods contain more and more fake sugars and hydrogenated fillers than every before. Degenerative diseases – diabetes, allergies, cancer – are all skyrocketing logarithmically..

So it gradually became apparent that we had to re-formulate our Mineral supplement. The results have exceeded all expectations.

Here are the primary improvements in our new formula, as compared with the old one:

    35% more vitamin B12
    33% more iron
    2x as much selenium
    2x as much Potassium Iodide
    65% more Magnesium
    35% more Zinc
    30% more Copper
    3x more Manganese
    25% more Chromium
    2x as much Molybdenum
    10 mg Silicon
    132 mg Phosphorus

Remember, most of these are chelated forms, which means highest bioavailability, compared with the majority of supplements you see.

No need to worry about megadosing – none of these amounts approach double or triple the recommended daily amounts like many self-appointed experts recommend. Often we see as much as 100x the RDA’s being prescribed.

For the detail-minded among you: the DV% value listed after each mineral on the label means the percent Recommended Daily Value. The problem is, there are several different official entities who publish daily values and overall there is a wide spectrum of opinion.

I am not in complete agreement with the DV% values the blending company required us to print on the label. I think most of them are substantially understated. This supplement is likely much better than those values suggest.

Two better sources for setting %DV are:

    The National Academy of Sciences/ NIH the branch of government that controls all medical research

    and

    Lenntech, the group who provides nutritional values for the W.H.O.

These two world authorities were very close in their recommendations. Roughly averaging those two together, I believe a more accurate estimate of the true individual DV% of the new Minerals should read as follows:

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . %DV
    Vitamin B12 . . . 40%
    Calcium . . . . . . .30%
    Iron . . . . . . . . 44%
    Phosphorus . . . 16%
    Iodine . . . . . . . 150%
    Magnesium . . . 80%
    Zinc . . . . . . . . 77%
    Selenium . . . . . 82%
    Copper . . . . . . . 67%
    Manganese . . . . 73%
    Chromium . . . . 88%
    Molybdenum . . .100%
    Vanadium . . . . .100%

See how much better this is than what’s on the label? If I owned the bottling company, these values are what would have been on the label, and they would have been perfectly justified. So we can see where interpretive politics often reaches its long nose into areas in which it has no expertise, i.e., the natural supplements industry.

Despite the significant upgrade, the price has not increased for this Mineral supplement for the past 10 years, as is true actually for all our supplements. After your first month with the new Minerals, I think you will see that it has been worth the wait. There is simply nothing like this mineral product available anywhere today.

Are minerals important? Two-time Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling thought so: “You can trace every sickness, every disease, every ailment to mineral deficiency.”

Healthy people don’t get sick.

copyright MMXVI – Dr Tim O’Shea

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    REFERENCES

1. Guyton, A.C., MD — Textbook of Medical Physiology, 9th Ed. Saunders 1996

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Australian Interview – Dr Tim O’Shea

An interview with Dr Tim O’Shea —Vaccination Author and Chiropractor, by an Australian doctor

Dr Tim O’Shea residing in the USA is a Chiropractor and tireless educator in the quest of informing people as to the side effects and dangers of Vaccination. Tim has kindly accepted my request to share his experiences in his life as a campaigner against vaccination.

Alan: When did you first come to the conclusion that Vaccinations were harmful to a person’s health?
Tim: About 15 years ago when I began the research for the first edition of my vaccine text The Sanctity of Human Blood. After about 3 years I began lecturing on the topic and continue to do so all around the world, though primarily in the US

Alan: And what measures did you take in your own personal life regarding this belief?

Tim: It’s not a belief. Beliefs are like with the Easter Bunny or Santa Claus, or terrorists blowing up the World Trade Center. But with vaccine toxicity and danger, it’s a subject that either you know about or else you blindly accept the systematic programming of syndicated news, which tells us one mantra: vaccines are safe and necessary. So it’s not a question of belief– if you have children either you have taken active steps to really inform yourself about the topic, from sources not making their living selling vaccines – but from legitimate scientifically referenced data, or else you will blindly inject your child with any vaccine that is currently recommended by the shifting trends in political immunology, like most Americans do.

Alan: And what measures did you take in your life as a Natural Health Practitioner?

Tim: I began my website www.thedoctorwihin.com to provide referenced data for people wishing to optimize their immune systems using natural non-drug protocols outside the organized for-profit medical monolith. And I continued writing new editions of the book each year, and doing the full day lectures on both vaccines and Nutrition/Detox, both of which are now available on DVD.

Alan: In my travels as a Natural Health Educator in Australia, I come across a good number of Natural Health Practitioners whom do not believe in the necessity to vaccinate yet are afraid to make this matter known to their patients. They are afraid of being sued or receiving complaints, if by chance the patient or associated family member/friend becomes ill. Tim what would say to those practitioners?

Tim: I would say they are run of the mill and in the majority and define themselves first as purveyors of drugs and potions and corporate medicine rather than primarily as real doctors whose first and only concern is the health and vitality of their patients.

Alan: How do you handle this situation as a Natural Health Practitioner in your practice?

Tim: I ignore it. It’s a universal principle that what you project and focus on will come to you. No one is going to sue you if your prime intention is to save their children from injudicious and dangerous medical procedures.

Alan: What sort of action and /or treatment would you recommend to parents whom came to you with a vaccine damaged child?

Tim: I have a complete vaccine detox protocol, which is described thoroughly on my website in the chapters The 60 Day Program, and The Last Resort. It is a very simple but not necessarily easy program involving a classically natural diet and 7 supplements. On a case by case basis I will put it up up against any of the high profile expensive dog and pony shows out there today for detoxing mercury, aluminum and other viral contaminants accumulating in the body as a result of vaccines. As an autism detox protocol it is second to none.
Alan: I understand Tim that you frequently give talks at various locations in the USA?

Tim: Not just talks — most are full day seminars,the majority of which are CE accredited for doctors. The general public also attends. One day is on vaccines ,and the other is on nutrition.
Alan: How often would you experience opposition to your views at these seminars? And what are their usual points in dispute? And of course what is your usual response?

Tim: You seem a little preoccupied with this notion Alan. First of all why would you or I care what any opposition says about our work? Either your work is valid and referenced and unassailable, or it isn’t. Either it stands on its own or it doesn’t. You have to start with my chapter The Doors of Perception, which explains the history of media and education in general for the past century. People who oppose my work are chanting mantras derived from media fluff, and never even attempt to cite sources for what they are saying. All of my work, on the other hand is completely referenced, and not by spurious New Age unsupported sources, but from mainstream science, mainstream medicine and mainstream law. That is where opposition to today’s US vaccine policy is coming from — mainstream. Did you know that a large proportion of medical doctors worldwide do not vaccinate their own children, but cannot say anything publicly because it would be career suicide. See www.whale.to under the section Doctors Who Don’t Vaccinate.

Alan: What is your response to the General Practitioners and Specialists whom expressed the common belief that Vaccinations have played a vital part in the 20th Century for eradicating many of the communicable diseases such as Small pox and Polio.

Tim: Cite your sources, that’s what I would say. In my seminar, as well as the textbook, I show all the government documents, like from Vital Statistics of the US, for one, that prove exactly the opposite. It is an unassailable hard fact that all the infectious diseases for we we have vaccines today – not just smallpox and polio – disappeared on their own 95% before vaccines ever came out on the market. Now either you know that fact, or you don’t. If you don’t you chant mantras, like the one in your question.

Alan: Recently in Australia, the Australian edition of 60 minutes aired a live studio group discussion about an unfortunate child whom died of Whooping cough (this child was vaccinated). The Mother and Father openly blamed all parents whom choose not to vaccinate. These grieving Parents expressed the common view that non vaccinating parents are both reckless and a danger to the community as a whole. If you were in the audience at the time and invited to speak, how would you handle this delicate situation?

Tim: A perfect example of the fulminant epidemic of stupidity so rampant in both our countries today. In the past few years there have been 4 or 5 outbreaks of pertussis in this country as well – and it’s always the same as you describe — almost all the outbreak cases have received several DPT shots. So instead of concluding what anyone with an IQ above room temperature would deduce from this fact- namely that the vaccine itself was the source of the outbreak – they jump instead to this ludicrously illogical position. Let me paraphrase the famous lawyer Clarence Darrow from 100 years ago, when asked this same question: “So you parents have decided not to vaccinate your children, and you others over here have decided to vaccinate your children. So now, why would you vaccinated people care whether or not someone else chooses not to vaccinate? Aren’t you protected? Don’t your vaccines work?
Want to see some blank faces, and babbling non-sequiturs – ask you local pediatrician that question. They will not understand what you just said.

Alan: What would your advice be to the young parent whom was to say to you “that they have heard of the rare occasion of a Child receiving side effects”. Yet their view of the possibility of their child contracting an ailment such as Rubella or Measles far outweighed the risk.

Tim: Meaningless question. I don’t respond to blind quotes – I just assume you made it up. This is a serious life or death issue upon which the future health and immune strength of their children depends. Why would I or anyone care about what anyone hears? From whom? Reader’s Digest? Oprah Winfrey? The people at work? The majority of doctors and laypeople are chattering mantras — so the only “view” that matters here is the informed view. What is your opinion on vaccines based upon? Newspapers articles? A show you saw on TV where the newsreaders were holding forth the monodimensional vaccine message? Or does your view reflect a patient examination of legitimately researched meticulously referenced materials which actually confront the issues of natural vs. artificial immunity, world vaccine economics, the game of political immunology, and the historical events and disasters in the world of vaccines since the time of Edward Jenner.

Alan: Tim, in the 1970s vaccinations were no longer deemed compulsory by the Australian governing authorities and immediately within 1-2 years our incidence of Sudden Infant cot death reduced by more than 50%.

Tim: Same thing in Japan between 1975 and 1985 –they stopped vaccinating before age 2 for a period of 10 years. SIDS disappeared during that period. When they began again at 3 months of age then in 1985, SIDS came back. Temporary Sanity, I call it. That’s from your Viera Scheibner’s book.

Alan: It was recorded in Australia that our local indigenous population experienced an infant mortality rate of 500 deaths per 1000 upon receiving vaccinations. It was noted by researcher Archie Kalokerinos MD that it was directly linked to the vaccinations severely depleting the child’s stores of Vitamin C and Zinc. Which consequently compromised the bodies immune system and allowed various life threatening infections and ailments to occur. Have you any knowledge of a similar occurrence with American Native Indians?

Tim: No source for American Indians specifically, but it’s the same phenomenon in any highly stressed third world environment. And that’s another hidden tragedy we see over and over historically, because it is traditionally these areas where the government officials are so often financially motivated to sell out their own people and allow the global vaccine corporations to use their own impoverished people as testing grounds for experimental vaccines. It’s become stand operating procedure within the politics of vaccines: Obvious case in point: the AIDS vaccine.

Alan: I would very much appreciate your views on the Swine flu situation in the world present.

Tim: Well this is a very important question that I have researched very thoroughly in the past few months, and rather than trying to summarize it here I would direct people to go to my newest chapter Swine Flu: Global Pandemic or Just Makin’ Bacon?
http://www.thedoctorwithin.com/chapters.php

More than any other vaccine, people should definitely learn why they should avoid this new experimental swine flu sequence that is being marketed primarily to pregnant women and small children.

Alan: Tim I understand that you plan to come to Australia to hold a number of seminars in the later part of 2009.

Tim: I am trying my best and will keep you apprised of any dates and locations. Sorry I took so long getting this document finished, but the swine flu work has really been taking up all my time lately. Parents really have to see themselves as the child’s only protector, in the modern world. And in order to do that, the vital thing is to be making an INFORMED decision about vaccines, because the way things are going today, this may well be the most important decision they will make in the life of their child. To that end I have saved people months of personal research by putting together the vaccine text The Sanctity of Human Blood Vaccination Is Not Immunization, 13 th edition. And if that sounds like a closing plug, it is!

Alan: I look forward to catching up with you in Australia. And I sincerely thank you for your time and effort in being our first interview guest in the first edition of the Natural Response.

Newsletter July 2014

July 8th, 2014

1. Lectures: FocusOKC, Denver; Avila Beach, DCs Clubhouse
2. New! Online Technique Video Library
3. Martial Arts chiropractic
4. Case Studies
5. Best/Worst of All Possible Worlds
6. Excerpt from Vaccination Is Not Immunization

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1. UPCOMING SEMINARS

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23 July – DCS Clubhouse at Billy D’s
with Tim Shakespeare

The anything-but-usual transcendent inspirational of the monthly philosophy séances at
DeMoss Chiropractic in Newport Beach,
a double dipper with BJ’s Australian clone
Tim Shakespeare – take-off is at 7:30 pm

25 July – Evening Vaccine Lecture, Focus OKC
Update your knowledge of the problems with vaccines
Courtyard Marriott 7pm
register (408) 753-9830

26 July – FOCUS, OKC
This 2-day event is in momentum, the premier philosophy event in the world, operative word being FOCUS. Disenchanted with chiropractic events?
Get re-enchanted!
Cox Convention Center
focusokc.com

22 Aug – Mile High Chiropractic, Denver
—with Dr Danny Knowles

Come and See what else got legalized here: milehighchiro.org

12 Sept – Avila Beach CA Evening Vaccine Lecture
– call David (805) 602-2086

13 Sept – Avila Beach Full-day Nutrition Seminar
accredited – call David (805) 602-2086

27 Sept – Tulsa OK – Full-day Chiropractic Philosophy and Neurology Seminar,
Oklahoma Chiropractors Assn

More info: (408) 753-9830
doc[ @ ]thedoctorwithin.com

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2. NEW RESOURCE — ONLINE VIDEO LIBRARY

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It’s finally here. The video library for the live seminar The Fading Art of Osseous Adjusting – it’s now up and running. I know, we’ve been promising this for months. But now anyone who has attended that seminar of Dr Tim Young and myself during the past year, you should call the office for the password to this ongoing resource. (408) 753-9830

You will see excerpts from the seminars, various locations. This video library is meant primarily for those who have attended, fellow travellers on the road to mastery. No matter how closely we try to pay attention in a one day seminar, it goes by in a flash. Having a permanent record of the most important clips of the full seminar will be invaluable for those who are actually trying to improve their art.

We’re just trying to pass on the Sacred Trust to those who recognize its true value. Weary of being on the road and not being able to find anyone who can adjust.

More to be added, as new material gets edited.

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3. MARTIAL ARTS CHIROPRACTIC

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Kids who get interested in martial arts early on are attracted to 3 things

1. the costume
2. the teachers
3. physical and mental concentration

The colored belts are pretty cool, too. In many American schools, belts have less and less meaning – the test are easy to pass after a certain time, and the next belt is used as an incentive to keep students coming. More serious schools have higher standards for making progress. They never heard of the No Child Left Behind idiocy. Students really have to achieve a certain skill level.

The teachers must have some degree of charisma to inspire the child to keep coming and learn more. Good English is not mandatory; artistic proficiency is. And the ability to teach kids how to focus. That’s a commodity more precious than gold in today’s iPodiPadiPhoneApp’ed out world, especially among children.

Discipline – where do kids ever get to see that today? Wow, they want to line up in a class and go through forms and exercises while a guy yells commands in Chinese nonstop for an hour, while they’re getting physically stronger, developing proprioception and judgment…. oh, hell yeah. You kids stay there, long as you want.

Chiropractic – was gonna bring that in. When 6 and 8 year olds start doing stretching exercises and spine arching and strength moves—joint restriction becomes very obvious to them, right now. Both spinal- and extremity-wise. They’ll tell you – look when I do the split and bring my forehead down to my ankle, see how easy this side is? But it’s stuck on this side. See?

Yes, I do see. Lie down on your side, right here. That’s it. Wham! The blinding power of chiropractic. OK now try it again. Is that better?

Yes, it’s perfect.

Or the headache. Or the sharp neck pain. Or the back pain. Or the trouble breathing. Or I can’t high kick on this side. Obvious. You only have to give a kid the right adjustment one time in order for them to know its value. After that, they’ll tell you when to adjust them, if you forget. They’ll never need a patient lecture for the rest of their life.

Same with the instructors. Chiropractic is sadly lacking apparently, in the Shao Lin monasteries. The monks may have bonesetting and first aid guys here and there, in case somebody accidentally gets his throat ripped out or something. But the idea of subluxation is not well known.

I had a patient who studied with the monks 7 days a week for 12 years, before he came here. Beyond black belt. With no recent specific trauma, his R. shoulder became painful and restricted to the point where he was unable to teach his daily classes.

After 3 visits, full spine and shoulder adjustments, he was 90% cured. Am I that great? Well, I’m OK but this was simple, routine chiropractic. Nothing advanced, nothing esoteric. Just normal MTFB chiropractic. That’s all we need to cure the world. Or a great part of it anyway. But for too many of us, the patients have more confidence in the adjustment than we do. Ever feel that? Ever see it in DCs?

Believe in yourself – believe you can do this – even at the beginning – when you probably can’t. And then keep doing it, and every day, continue, and never give up – and eventually… goddam! Entry level proficiency! Where’d you come from?

[for an ‘after’ video Look on the site under Videos: Master Chen]

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4. CASE STUDIES

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A Florida woman – we’ll call her V – contacted me last February with an intriguing story about cancer, and its marketing.

In the previous year, she had had surgery to remove a single tumor near her parotid gland. Even though the tissue was malignant, the patient opted out of the recommended follow-up chemo and radiation.

Then about a year later, the side of her face began protruding. New examination now revealed the cancer’s return, with a vengeance: 6 tumors in the same location. Three of the tumors were then biopsied – all malignant. Doctors’ recommendation was the same as before: excision, followed by chemo and radiation.

At that point, V’s instincts – and her uncle – told her to look at some other options. He had seen my chapter To The Cancer Patient, and now V read it very carefully. It actually wasn’t much of a decision for her by that time. With the gloomy outlook offered by her oncologists – and their low probability of ultimate success, she was not inclined to follow their path to slow death.

Even if a holistic approach were to fail completely, at least she would avoid the slow annihilation of virtually every system of the body that usually accompanies ongoing courses of chemotherapy and radiation.

Right out of the gate, V resonated with the no-nonsense approach of the Cancer Chapter, as well as the common sense holistic formula of the 60 Day Program – no more toxic input. Support the natural immune system at the cellular level, and clear the tract and the blood. How much simpler could it be?

Within a week after embarking on the Program, V knew she had made the right choice. The oncologists finally stopped calling, understandably saddened by the loss of all that revenue. The patient was left to fly on her own – and she began to soar. With no more intake of processed and toxic foods and drugs, V’s body responded in the first 2 weeks. She felt herself getting healthier and healthier.

When optimum cellular nutrition is offered every day, at the same time bioaccumulated debris is being chelated out, there are very few cases that do not respond.

Within 3 months there was no sign of cancer in her body. The swelling in the jaw had subsided. V feels healthier now than at any time in her life. Not rocket science: she simply affirmed the life force that was in her, and chose it over the manmade infusions generally associated with a slow and agonizing death. Focused all her spiritual, mental, and physical energy to re-calibrating the inner cellular harmonic. No abnormal condition can co-exist in this force field, tapped into the universal.

An indispensable advantage V had on her side was her positive mental outlook and affirmation of healing, which anyone who works with cancer patients will tell you is essential to the healing process.

Those of you who think she would’ve got the same result if she had done the chemo and radiation– well, you haven’t done your homework. That’s not what their own statistics tell us. Nor what the everyday experience of the thousands of patients who actually live through this systematic tragedy shows. For the vast majority of organic cancers and tumors, especially with Stage III and IV, slash and burn makes no verifiable difference in overall life expectancy. In other words, most of the time, doing nothing at all works just as well.

We are deceived into thinking of cancer as a distinct disease entity, rather than simply the manifestation of inner imbalance. This is one area where conventional medicine is woefully inept—immunity and autoimmunity. Cancer is a general condition that localizes, not a local condition that generalizes, as they would have it. If you get that wrong, how can your treatment possibly cure?

V was checked for subluxation, since chiropractic must always fit into a regime like this. But as a cure-all, well that’s a bit on the fanatic side, boys and girls. There are 2 other controlling systems of the body besides the nervous system which need to be balanced: the immune system and the endocrine system. Radical disorders in either one can kill you. Yes, yes the nervous system can have an effect on them, but if the fundamental imbalance persists, you can pound away on C1 till the second coming of Christ and the patient is still on the road to die in Stage IV.

What was it on DD’s tombstone: “I will never consider it beneath my dignity to do anything I can to relieve human suffering.” Anything there about the adjustment by itself cures any and all disease? Three legs of the stool.

This patient says that if she had followed the standard advice, she would be dead by now. A lot of people are looking around for a more reasonable course of action when they find themselves surrounded by lies and death. As spokesmen for the holistic model, we’re in a unique position to provide some input here. It’s an honor to be able to be that conduit, that facilitator. As long as we’ve done the research, of course.

From more, read the chapters

To the Cancer Patient

The Last Resort

The 60 Day Program

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5. BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS, WORST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS

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At thedoctorwithin.com there is a button called Consultations. People from all over the world call and make an appointment to talk about their particular health problem, usually about the ineffective medical remedies they’ve tried. It is a privilege to be privy to this type of direct testimony from patients who have been so systematically misled.

I wish I would have recorded all of these conversations, but I haven’t. Obviously they’re very personal accounts, as we go into the details of the medical and personal history. Some of them have ended up as stories on the Feedback page, just the few that I had time to write out.

I usually charge $200 per hour, just to screen out the shoppers and those who have no intention of taking responsibility for their own health. That’s still the bargain of the week, considering some of the horror stories I’ve had to listen to. But these experiences have provided me a rare insight into the world of medicine that I think is not often brought to light.

Most people have no idea what is really going on in the world of routine medicine overall – what doctors do to people, what they tell people, the simplistic rationales, the tests they order, the indifference to the results, the threats and terrorizing and condescension that pervade the process. Some anti-medical sites, like Alex Jones and others, occasionally illuminate some of the more egregious and high-handed recommendations that uneducated patients are routinely subjected to. But the whole system has deteriorated light years below the level decried in the 1980s in Mendelsohn’s Confessions of a Medical Heretic.

And as usual, this subterranean Hall of Mirrors gets little mainstream press. It is a gigantic political faux pas to criticize any MD, for any reason, as you know. Flies in the face of all our social conditioning and dumbing down, as tightly mandated by media. Listen to your doctor, ask your doctor, he’s a professional, this is no time to try and figure things out by yourself, etc…

Anyway, one such recent consult was so extraordinarily horrifying that I didn’t even charge for it. A young father called in to talk about his 3 year old son. As the details began to unwind, and this average father told me the shocking story of his premature son and the vaccine damages the followed, I was mesmerized at the level of depravity and exploitation to which his son had been victim. And I’m a guy with a fairly broad imagination, having heard the dark little secrets for years.

OK, so this baby is 3 weeks premature. And of course he receives the routine Hepatitis B vaccine, even though the scientists who invented it say it’s never been tested and should not be given to preemies.

But ignoring science is just standard hospital policy these days. We inject preemies every day, with religious fervor, in defiance of all relevant science. Not surprisingly, this particular newborn develops immediately allergy and gastric distress. Turns blue from his first bottle feeding of formula. Can’t keep anything down from the very beginning, and won’t take the nipple.

Vaccines in newborns often destroy the digestive system both at the epithelial and the functional level. Abundantly documented. Most autistics have serious gut problems, as Andrew Wakefield and many others have shown.

This child was failing from malnutrition and weakness.

After 2 weeks on IV drip, they decide the baby can’t learn to feed normally, and the decision is made to insert a feeding tube through the nose, which is left in for a few days at a time. The parents are taught this barbaric procedure and the child is sent home. For the next year, this is how the child is fed.

At age 1, some genius makes the executive decision that the child will never be normal, so why try, and rummages around for evidence-based gadgets that offer a more permanent solution to bypass normal eating pathways. Because training the child to eat normally at that time would be too inconvenient and way too much work. Better to keep an insurance cash cow human robot rolling along as long as billably possible.

So this Dr Mengele decides to install an external feeding apparatus outside the infant’s stomach, which doctors refer to as a Mickey button. For proper horrification, google it. Look at all the pictures.

This device is a plastic feeding tube outside the body that goes from an external feedbag through the skin and tissue, directly into the stomach. It is held in place there by an inflatable little balloon inside the infant’s stomach. In this way the baby can be fed directly without all the annoying components of the human digestive system that precede entry into the stomach, essential to normal child development.

The Machiavellian thinking behind this invention is difficult to imagine, since it wasn’t proposed with any kind of exit strategy. No one ever talked about the future, or progression to normal alimentation. Their substitute for thinking was—the kid can’t eat, well we have a machine that can do that. Forever.

A revolving door of geniuses has now kept this situation unchanged for 3 years, with no discussion ever of trying to normalize the child. In their view, as long as the hospital expenses keep stacking up, they seem to be happy with the patient’s “progress.” Which was nonexistent.

So this brings us back to the point 2 months ago, when the father found my website and realized that the child was immune suppressed, for 3 reasons:

1. The 9 drugs he was taking daily

2. Synthetic nutrition

3. Lack of water

For some unfathomable reason, pediatricians seem required to put mothers under the voodoo spell that says that infants don’t need any more water than is necessary to mix with the formula. Even though Guyton, Batmanghelidj, and every other medical text in history has recognized that water is 70% of the body and 90% of the brain. Babies don’t need water, we are evidence based… Oh yes, tell us all about it, doctor. See Water chapter.

Since the child was always getting sick and being miserable and allergic, loaded with mucous and always running to the hospital, the father finally asked the pediatricians about his son’s immune system not being able to develop. All 3 of them said the same thing: there’s no evidence the immune system works for this.

Wow! Guess they all ate the Red Pill.

I’m sure these guys got straight A’s through med school, because that pretty neatly sums up their whole philosophy: only drugs can make you healthy. Disease is an absence of the right drugs. The immune system is a myth.

So. What do these experts recommend be fed to the child who cannot eat? Formula, of course. And they choose an industry standard, Neocate. As we will see, this is one of the lowest end most artificial infant foods ever invented. Ironically it’s from the Dutch company Nutricia, who you’d think should have learned enough about the horrors of Nazi ideology not to incorporate it into their professional ethos. But that’s precisely what we find – the patient as subject, to be enslaved as long as possible.

Let’s take a brief look at Neocate infant formula, from Nutricia’s website.

Ingredients:

Vitamins
Vitamin A
Vitamin D3
Vitamin E
Vitamin K
thiamine
riboflavin
Vitamin B6
Vitamin B12
Niacin
Folic Acid
Pantothenic Acid
Biotin
Vitamin C
Choline
Inisotol

Minerals
Calcium
Phosphorus
Magnesium
Iron
Zinc
Manganese
Copper
Iodine
Molybdenum
Chromium
Selenium
Sodium
Potassium
Chloride

First of all, the vitamins. In the absence of any whole food sources being listed, it’s a safe bet these are fractionated manmade synthetic vitamins, as discussed in the vitamins Chapter. That’s standard in virtually all infant formulas, since most of them are affiliated with drug manufacturers at some level. Just like with the multi’s we see at the grocery store and the drugstore– the majority of vitamin/mineral supplements contain only synthetic vitamins, and are made by drug companies.

Why? They’re cheaper. That is always a prime mandate –nice labels, great marketing, high prices, lowest quality ingredients. That’s just what Neocate has – the lowest grade synthetic vitamins. See ascorbic acid anywhere on the ingredient list? No acerola for them!

Same with minerals. Neocate has only 14 of the 21 minerals vital for human health. And they are in either the cheapest elemental form, or else the lowest end of the chelated form. Again, saving money was foremost in the overall design.

Now let’s look at the other ingredients. [See entire formula below, all the way down.]

Neocate is 51% Corn Syrup solids, whatever that might be. Best guess is by-products from Liberty corn, the most popular GM corn grown in the US. Also the cheapest. Genetic modification of course would mean minimal nutrition for the newborn.

See GM chapter for that whole discussion. But this corn syrup is a refined carbohydrate, lacking enzymes and other elements that would make it a valuable whole food.

Refined sugars like this are the #1 cause of diabetes, which today affects almost 25% of US children. This formula reflects the same level of thinking that puts Ensure on every patient’s hospital tray. Processed, devoid of nutrients, inflammatory and allergenic.

Next highest proportion ingredient: refined vegetable oils, totaling 23% of Neocate. Very small quantities of high end EFA supplements may be beneficial if they can be metabolized, but not for the newborn. And these Neocate fats are anything but high end. Babies simply don’t have the ability to digest a lot of dense fats like these, especially coconut oil, the most stable oil of all.

Again the word ‘refined’ means treated with heats and acids to prolong shelf life, which means no enzymes – inert. So this is a very allergenic notion here, offering little usable nutrition for an infant.

These exact same refined oils may be found in Hostess donuts and in dozens of other sugary junk foods in any 7-Eleven in the world. Read the labels!

Chance the Neocate oils are GMO? – about 99%.

Then they actually put artificial sweeteners in Neocate, including sucralose. Just what we need – more synthetics to boost the inflammatory glycemic index.

To get a sense of their philosophy, Neocate comes in strawberry and vanilla as well, but there isn’t a trace of strawberries or vanilla listed in either. Even the flavor is all chemicals.

Besides that, the formula contains traces of lowest end random vitamins, minerals and amino acids. See full formula below.

OK, back to the infant. At the time of the our phone consult, this baby was on 9 different medications every day, including Flovent, Dornase, Singulair, Zyrtec, Augmentin. He was sick all the time, feverish, irritable, and had frequent attacks of asthma. He does not speak, rarely laughs, and has been in generally a bad mood since birth. Little wonder – he’s been drugged and starved the whole time.

My chapter about pediatricians and raw milk had a catalyzing effect on the parents. They have finally realized that the doctors are never going to try to make this kid right. Everything the doctors say must create the greatest bottom line for the hospital. Without exception. Both in the past and the future. Recovery is not even a consideration.

So with the information the father got from thedoctorwithin, he finally has the confidence to take some radical steps toward reason.

The first thing he did was stairstep the child off all the drugs. He did it one by one, very tentatively, over a period of a month. Each one they omitted resulted in a visible improvement. Not only were the drugs unnecessary, they were further handicapping the child’s ability to establish its systems. Not to mention toxic buildup. Or their unpredictable cross reactions.

Fantastic and immediate results: these past 2 months are the longest time the child has gone without being sick since he was born.

The second thing is hydration. Since the parents have begun hydrating through the apparatus, the child is finally getting the water he needs to grow and thrive. Why is something like this rocket science in today’s world? It doesn’t even threaten the drug bottom line – standard pediatric advice today regarding hydration is just medieval ignorance, at its most imbecilic.

Next, nutrition. They have begun to introduce some actual nutrition into the feeding tube these last 2 months: dilute fruit and vegetable juices, chicken broth, etc. And they are constantly reversing the ratio of the synthetic Neocate with whole foods that contain actual nutrients.The child has improved by leaps and bounds, night and day – pick your metaphor. Even a lawyer could see it.

The next thing is to introduce 4 of the supplements in the 60 Day Program: Digestazyme, Chelated Minerals, Oral Chelation, and Florabiotics. The parents expect an increasing rate of recovery from the individual effects of these four. See the chapter on each to understand why.

We are also discussing ways to jumpstart the normal eating operations of the oral route, to which the child has had a severe aversion, up till now. He’s three years old and has never taken a bite of food or swallowed it. Violently protects any approach to his mouth. Scarcely surprising considering what happened last time – when vaccines had destroyed any equipment to deal with food. He has never sipped through a straw, or breastfed, or licked a piece of ice. And the doctors never mention it, never address it, like it’s not important. Wasn’t in their curriculum.

Can it really be this dark?

It has finally become glaringly clear to these parents that if they ever want their child to be normal, they now have to take action on their own to make a change, because evidently the doctors will only do what is in their own best fiscal interest.

I wish we were overstating the situation here, but in reality, the parents describe it as the light is finally dawning on them. The whole story really is this disconcerting.

Finally, the chiropractic component. The child has never been adjusted. And so I am recommending they fly to Tim Young because he’s not far away. But here’s a case for all those who think that chiropractors shouldn’t discuss nutrition, and should only adjust.

This kid’s spine could be perfect, but until he gets some nutrition, he’s never going to be healthy, never get to grow up, never get to be cool…. All that. And who did it take to point that out? Yes, a DC. Neurological is only part of it – there’s metabolic and there’s immune. Three legs of the stool.

So much for the worst of all worlds for this month. Now for the Best.

It’s the indomitable spirit of the conscientious chiropractic student—the one in 10 who has waded through all the quagmire and distraction and obstacles, and has had either a Transitional Experience, or at least some epiphany that suggested the scope and reach of this most sublime profession. Not some false adulation rah rah phony enthusiasm you see at rallies, but a personal unshakable revelation of the limitless power of chiropractic.

Such was evident at last weekend’s Fading Art adjusting seminar in Dallas. Tim Young and I were both floored by the determination and spirit in both the doctors and the students who attended, to commit to whatever it takes to achieve mastery in this fading art, against all odds.

The students talk about how they feel handicapped by the local school and are actively blocked from learning to adjust. If anyone is “discovered” to be attempting to learn this black art, they are “investigated” by the administration, even to the point of phone eavesdropping!

This is what the students are reporting – I couldn’t have made this up! This is the atmosphere in which they are spending 4 years of their lives and $200K. And the primary tool that they will need in order to have the foggiest hope of ever repaying it is being withheld, and even outlawed.

In the evaluation form students fill out, the one remark that is repeated over and over, in every city is this: “learned more about adjusting in this one day seminar than in all of school…” Over and over, most of them write it.

We are more exasperated than we are complimented by this statement, and what it means for the future of the profession. It wasn’t always this way.

Rather unrealistic how a school maintains the position that suddenly upon graduation, overnight, students will now be able to flawlessly deliver a masterful adjustment, when the day before they would have been disciplined for even trying. Even entry level proficiency takes how many months or years of clumsy practice and dedication before it’s attained? Do they really think students don’t notice this contradiction?

So where’s the part about Best of All Worlds? It’s that the chosen students are going through all this anyway and are doing whatever it takes to start refining palpatory skills and speed skills and the other proprioceptive and fine motor skills necessary to create the foundation for Entry Level Proficiency in adjusting.

Reminds me of the Christians living in the catacombs under the streets of Rome in the first century. What’s the schools’ next move – get some lions to feed with students who are caught adjusting?

As for the doctors attending, it was heartening indeed to see some very successful doctors who have been in practice for years come and drive their Teslas, etc to Dallas to spend a day with us just to have their skills evaluated by an equal, and perhaps pick up one or two new ideas. That’s the epitome of mastery right there – the elusive, never-ending pursuit of excellence.

This profession is so profound, with so many layers to it, that you could spend a dozen lifetimes trying to master all the valuable techniques and still not know everything. So easy to become smug and locked off from this rich environment after one has attained some proficiency in just one technique, enough to begin to have a steady income from it.

We each of us set our own limits and expectations into the quality and quantity of how much we want to give to this profession, how far we want to take it. Making money is not that hard – all you have to do is dedicate yourself 7 days a week 24 hours a day for about 10 years, and voilà – magically success appears.

The irony is that the ones who make big money are those for who are truly unconcerned about it – it was never their focus in the first place. For them, the prime motivator was always one simple thing: Service. Making a dent in the subluxated universe. And doing whatever it takes to create a space in which to provide that service.

Here were some of the comments from the Dallas event:

“Absolutely amazing… learned more about adjusting at this seminar than during all of school – I am so grateful!”

“This was exactly what I needed. The information, correction, and encouragement was very valuable. Thanks for the online access to the Video Archive!”

“Awesome job! Tim O and Tim Young – y’all did a great job! Will be back to learn more. After 10 years on practice still working on perfecting what I do. It will be different Monday!” – Dr Brett Crosby

“Fantastic! We really appreciate the inspiration you are to the profession—your expertise precedes you everywhere you go.”

“Really appreciated each of us to be able to feel a real subluxation before it was adjusted. The video clips were also great!”

“Exceptional experience! Am so motivated now to work on my technique.”

“We appreciate the truth. We need a distinguishing advantage to really attract patients – and here it is—satisfied patients who received a real adjustment. Great videos!”

“Wonderful! Learned more about the art and technique of chiropractic than in all of school!”

“Awesome! Needed the extra info —this seminar has given me more confidence and answered questions that I didn’t even realize I had!”

With the edited videos in the Online Archive, attendees can review what we learned at their leisure.

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Vaccine Lecture – Friday night 25 July – Oklahoma City, Courtyard Marriott

6. Excerpt from Vaccination Is Not Immunization 2013

– now in 6 languages

The most reliable vaccine resource for parents about to make the most important decision of the child’s life.

“The most provocative, well-researched, blood-boiling text EVER written on vaccines.. Dr Tim’s style mixing pure science and his relentless wit make this one of my FAVORITE reads of all time. read this book and you will want to start a revolution.” – Dr Bill DeMoss, Newport Beach

“This history of the vaccination industry is vastly more thorough than that taught in medical schools and decisively more balanced.” – David Ayoub, MD

“The only book more important than this one is the Bible.” – Dr Tim Young

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“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”
~ John F. Kennedy

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Excerpt:
GERMS: THE EVIDENCE OF DISEASE, NOT THE CAUSE

As far as Pasteur’s Germ Theory goes, there was much opposition to it among leading scientists of his own time.

Perhaps the greatest scientist in France during Pasteur’s time, the discoverer of bacteria was Antoine Bechamp, University of Lille. Dr Bechamp said: [195], p183

“Bacteria do not cause disease, and therefore serums and vaccines can neither prevent nor cure disease.”

The author of the cell theory, Rudolf Virchow himself, agreed:

“Germs seek their natural habitat – diseased tissue – rather than being the cause of diseased tissue.”
– Man the Unknown [250]

SCAVENGERS NOT PREDATORS

Along with many other scientists then and now, Virchow realized that the presence of germs may identify the tissue as diseased, but did not necessarily create the diseased condition. Weakened or diseased tissue is a target area for microorganisms, a hospitable environment in which opportunists can set up shop. But that’s quite different from predatory germs having caused the weakened state. First the patient gets sick; then germs show up.

Authors and doctors enslaved to the Germ Theory today are still playing their only trump card – Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin in 1928. They are desperately hoping for a reprise of medicine’s greatest triumph. No one would be more embarrassed by their invocations than Fleming himself, who predicted the rise of the superbugs by reckless overprescription of antibiotics – our wildly unscientific ‘just in case’ policy. [105]

A DRUG FOR EVERY BUG

The militaristic idea that the normal human condition is to live in this hermetically-sealed antiseptic little capsule in which all other life forms must be regarded as invaders and killed off – this notion is scientifically untenable, even though it is the lodestone of modern medicine.

Healthy humans subsist in a biosphere, surrounded by thousands of microbes, both internally and externally, all co-existing in a dynamic equilibrium that is beneficial to all participants.

Dr Khem Shahani, premier authority on intestinal probiotics, proved that the normal human colon should contain up to 3 lbs. of flora – as many as 400 different species. [107] There are species of microscopic spiders who live their entire lifespan on the human eyelash. [281] Dr Alec Burton proved that tetanus bacillus is found on the skin and even in the mouths of ordinary healthy individuals without causing disease. [275]

Legitimate scientists see germ proliferation not as the cause of disease but rather the evidence of disease. The disease came first. This simple concept, which organized medicine / your pediatrician cannot discuss, is really the key idea of this book.

ON WITH THE SHOW

Politics never changes. The same type of thinking that kept Galileo under house arrest for discovering that the earth went around the sun, the rulers’ eternal attempt to control the minds of their subjects, these are the forces that cast Pasteur, an ambitious opportunist, into a role he may not have deserved – the imagined Trailblazer in the science of modern biomedicine.

Howard Hencke, in his 1995 book The Germ Theory: A Deliberate Aberration, notes that the Germ Theory wanted [251]

“… to indoctrinate the public in the Western world with the belief that the salvation from all, especially physical ailments, lay outside the individual’s system and responsibility, because it was caused by external factors… and that chemical remedies will keep him free from disease, independent of his own vigilant responsibility.”

We’re talking marketing here, yes?

“Had it not been for the mass selling of vaccines, Pasteur’s germ theory of disease would have collapsed into obscurity.”
– E. Douglas Hume [187]
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Order book: Vaccination Is Not Immunization
(915) 307-1055

The Three Attributes of Water

July 20th, 2010

Hydration has always been a big part of the 60 Day Program. Going from almost no water, like many patients, to 2 litres a day can solve many health problems all by itself. I have always known hydration was a prime factor in many of the success stories that appear on the Feedback and Testimonials section of the site.

Recently I have learned how to take hydration to a whole new stratum. The technology is not even new — the Japanese have had it for 30 years. Now in the past 2 years it’s available here.

Just a word on the 3 attributes of water:

  • molecular size
  • pH
  • oxidation

Water coming out of the taps in most houses is very harsh, to say the least. It is in huge molecules, probably closer to H200/O100 than it is to H2O. Molecules this large have difficulty being absorbed at the cellular level, even in the rare event the individual drinks adequate water.

Second is pH. Water we drink should be as close to normal blood pH as possible: 7.3 – 7.45. All the trashy foods and soft drinks we eat are constantly acidifying our body’s system: that means lowering the pH. Acidification promotes virtually every disease process known to man. So drinking high pH water will tip the scales in the opposite end: alkaline. Life functions soar.

Thirdly, the best water can act as a mild antioxidant, like Vitamin C or Vitamin E by neutralizing free radicals. See chapter on antioxidants.

Taken together, drinking 2 litres of this type of water per day can have a curative effect on almost any degenerative process, especially aging! What do we always say – old and dried up…? It’s literally true. When you can begin to hydrate again, for the first time in years, miraculous results occur. Was it really such a miracle though – to add the most vital nutrient human physiology is based on? These days common sense seems to be the real miracle.

There is a machine for the home that can provide these 3 properties to your water supply at home that makes it far better than the unregulated bottled water you’re dragging in every week. For the few cases that are slow to respond to the 60 Day Program, provided they’re actually following it, of course, this alkalized water is the crowning touch, the missing piece of the puzzle. Anyone in San Jose can get this water for free from my office.

For more background science, see Dr Batmanghelidj’s last book: Water and Salt.

Newsletter July 2010

July 8th, 2010

1. Upcoming Seminars
2. The World of Collagen
3. The Three Attributes of Water
4. The Aim of Chiropractic
5. Swine Flu – I Hate Being Right
6. Vaccine Book

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UPCOMING SEMINARS

Over the years of delivering seminars and presentations. I would often have concerned parents come up to me and ask questions. Many had heard the horror stories, others were not sure whom they could trust, most had serious doubts about vaccinating.

Nearly all expressed the fear of having their child become autistic, defective or neurologically damaged. No one wants to put their child in harm’s way and the thought of seeing their child go from healthy to physically or mentally handicapped in a matter of months or years is too frightful to imagine. Which is precisely why we must imagine it now, before we vaccinate.

There is a very real potential of seeing your child have a delayed reaction as many as 20 years later. The injection of 68 vaccines, 36 of which are administered before your child is 2 years old, is altering the human genome in ways no one can predict

The new book for 2010 contains 290 references from medical studies, government reports and scientific research. All your questions and concerns are answered and addressed honestly and without hype.

You deserve to know all sides of the story and now you can. Make the decision to get informed and stay informed starting today!

The Nutrition Seminar:

  • San Jose CA – 10 Jul
  • Long Beach CA – 7 Aug
  • Seattle WA – 21 Aug

Vaccine/Detox Seminar

  • Ventura CA – 17 Jul
  • Salt Lake City UT – 31 Jul

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In the Nutrition Seminar we deliver a complete discussion of the 60 Day Detox Program, beginning with the no-brainer New West Diet. We begin with the distinction between natural and processed foods, going through the history of the natural diet, and the type of health picture is produced. The crucial topic of GMO is introduced, with some excellent resources being suggested: current books and DVDs. For the patient in survival mode, or one who simply wants to get back on track, these topics are vital:

  • enzymes
  • chelated minerals
  • florabiotics
  • collagen
  • oral chelation
  • megahydrate
  • colon detox

For health care providers, the tools for a complete patient nutrition program are handed around.

If you have taken the seminar before, one big attention to the curriculum is the rise of GM foods, which has taken over world food production in the past 14 years. This shocking and monumentally important information is simply not available in mainstream media, with good reason. Unless the doctors avail themselves of at least an introductory level of resources on the subject, they simply will not be aware why 80% of commercial foods today are Genetically Modified.

For those who cannot attend, both the full day seminars are available on recent DVD sets at the website

New cities are added all the time: See website under Seminar

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In the Vaccine/Detox Seminar we will use the morning hours for highlights from the new text book Vaccination Is Not Immunization 2010.

A few of the morning topics:

  • Why 68 vaccines before age 18
  • Autism: an American epidemic
  • Is mercury really gone?
  • Do vaccines work?
  • Why are American kids fatter, sicker and dumber than ever before?
  • The Germ Theory vs. Bioterrain Theory of Disease
  • Doctor as caregiver or agent of the state?
  • Exemptions laws: why more parents take the easy way out
  • Vax facts Manufacturers vs. marketers
  • What is Prevnar?
  • What is Human Papilloma Virus?
  • What is MCV4?
  • Why don’t we know, since these are the vaccines kids are getting?

Then in the afternoon we will do as much as possible from the full day nutrition Seminar, focusing on the essentials of the 60 Day Program.

Most of the seminars above are 12 hour re-licensing seminars, including technique for DCs.

Please call office to register for any event 408.298.1800 or email doc@thedoctorwithin.com

I will also be doing a 3 hour vaccine lecture in Salt Lake City on Friday 30 July for a group called We Are Change.

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The World of Collagen

First off, I want to apologize to all of you who have had to wait for your back-orders of collagen for the past 2 months. It will not be happening in the future: finally got it under control.

In Paris in early June I was fortunate to meet with some of the top people in the world in the collagen industry. I learned so much there that I completely re-wrote the collagen chapter on the site. So please re-read it now, if you read the earlier version. This information is simply not generally available, even online.

What is going on now is a worldwide surge in demand for collagen, really within the past 6 months. The few manufacturers of the high-end hydrolyzed collagen are struggling to keep up. What has happened is a sudden skyrocketing awareness of the dramatic improvements one see with the new low molecular weight collagen, taken consistently as a morning supplement.

In Japan it’s primarily cosmetic: women are learning the dramatic results with skin and hair thickness that come from supplementation of the new low molecular weight collagen, taken with juice in the morning. In China, demand is increasing at almost 100% per year. Like the US, China sees the significant results in rebuilding degenerated joints, far better than any glucosamine or steroid approach could ever hope for. In Europe, as in the US, people are becoming aware of hydrolyzed collagen as an anti-aging weapon, since collagen is the structural material for all our organs and tissues, not just the skin and joints. See chapter for a complete rundown.

I was very reluctant to add anything to the 60 Day Program because I want to keep it as simple and inexpensive as possible. Collagen however was a no-brainer since it acts as a virtual elixir for so many systems of the body which are dependent upon collagen based tissues. Collagen decreases as we age. If you don’t keep up, you shrivel. It’s that simple.

Read the chapter! You don’t have to wear out that fast!

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The Three Attributes of Water

Hydration has always been a big part of the 60 Day Program. Going from almost no water, like many patients, to 2 litres a day can solve many health problems all by itself. I have always known hydration was a prime factor in many of the success stories that appear on the Feedback and Testimonials section of the site.

Recently I have learned how to take hydration to a whole new stratum. The technology is not even new — the Japanese have had it for 30 years. Now in the past 2 years it’s available here.

Just a word on the 3 attributes of water:

  • molecular size
  • pH
  • oxidation

Water coming out of the taps in most houses is very harsh, to say the least. It is in huge molecules, probably closer to H200/O100 than it is to H2O. Molecules this large have difficulty being absorbed at the cellular level, even in the rare event the individual drinks adequate water.

Second is pH. Water we drink should be as close to normal blood pH as possible: 7.3 – 7.45. All the trashy foods and soft drinks we eat are constantly acidifying our body’s system: that means lowering the pH. Acidification promotes virtually every disease process known to man. So drinking high pH water will tip the scales in the opposite end: alkaline. Life functions soar.

Thirdly, the best water can act as a mild antioxidant, like Vitamin C or Vitamin E by neutralizing free radicals. See chapter on antioxidants.

Taken together, drinking 2 litres of this type of water per day can have a curative effect on almost any degenerative process, especially aging! What do we always say – old and dried up…? It’s literally true. When you can begin to hydrate again, for the first time in years, miraculous results occur. Was it really such a miracle though – to add the most vital nutrient human physiology is based on? These days common sense seems to be the real miracle.

There is a machine for the home that can provide these 3 properties to your water supply at home that makes it far better than the unregulated bottled water you’re dragging in every week. For the few cases that are slow to respond to the 60 Day Program, provided they’re actually following it, of course, this alkalized water is the crowning touch, the missing piece of the puzzle. Anyone in San Jose can get this water for free from my office. Anyone who wants to learn about the machine should contact
George Jogopulos DC at 818 209 6817 or email chirogeorge@gmail.com and ask for the DVD.

For more background science, see Dr Batmanghelidj’s last book: Water and Salt.

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The Aim of Chiropractic

All classical science texts agree that the nervous system controls the function of all cells and tissues within the human body. One of the most epidemic breakdowns in that com system is the disruption of nerve messages within the spine. Stresses of birth, stresses of life, day to day micro-trauma – all these contribute to an increasingly inflexible spine, as we age.

Spinal nerves are the first casualty they are like fiber optic bundles that get partially squeezed, as a chronic situation. The result is well known and thoroughly documented: either overstimulation or understimulation of the affected nerve fibers. Either one is bad news for the organ or tissue that was supposed to get the message.

These simple facts of human biomechanics have become the center of controversy over the years, not because they aren’t true, but because of turf. If imbalanced organs or systems can be restored to balance simply by correcting the spine, then many of these ‘diseases’ that medical science is always diagnosing and prescribing drugs for really may not exist at all.

This is the elephant that cannot be talked about. That’s turf, my friends, when they’d rather guide you in the wrong direction than steer you in the right direction just because the competition has the answer.

Here we see a fundamental difference between holistic healing and organized medicine the goal. With any patient, is the goal of the doctor to get the sick person well, or is it merely to maneuver the patient into only those protocols which sell the most drugs and billable procedures?

A patient’s main complaint may be the simple result of nerve blockage – years and years of the same nerve being partly squeezed off. Let’s say sciatica is the painful symptom – years of sciatica. What is the mainstream recommendation? Advil, Motrin, Vicodin, etc. If that doesn’t work, disc surgery, rhizotomy, exploratory surgery, cut it open and have a look around, etc.

Noninvasive. That’s the word that means try the simple thing first, the harmless thing. Rule out subluxation the blocked nerve that may be the root cause of the chronic problem. No harm is done by trying this method – chiropractic – first, even in the rare case that it was not the cause.

That’s the underlying modern challenge of the suffering patient today: finding out the truth of the above few paragraphs.

After that the next big problem is to find the DC who understands it as well.

Referrals are good. A few things to look for when you’re chiro-shopping;

  1. Nerve charts on the wall
  2. An immediate and unhesitating explanation of the word subluxation, when you bring it up
  3. Bone models
  4. A very quick but thorough explanation of the whole chiropractic experience; what we’re will accomplish, how we will do it, how much it will cost — all up front and forthcoming
  5. Analysis of your spinal X rays
  6. Hands-on approach, easy on the shake-and-bake part
  7. Smooth and confident delivery of the adjustment

When in doubt, walk out and keep shopping.

Taken together, with chiropractic, nutritional support, detox and hydration, there is virtually no ill condition that will not dramatically respond or resolve. After all we’re only flesh and blood.

The whole natural medicine concept reminds me of:

A NORMAL LIFE

You’re born. You get no drugs and no vaccinations. During childhood you have the usual illnesses, but conservative treatment gets you through them without antibiotics or drugs, and you build your natural immune defenses. You don’t eat white sugar, white flour, hydrogenated oils, too much meat or cheese, or drink soft drinks or pasteurized milk. You concentrate on whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and a clean, natural diet. You never learn to drink coffee or to smoke cigarettes. The only pills you take are natural antioxidants and enzymes and minerals, which are part of your daily intake. You drink at least 1 liter of water every day.

Into adulthood, you never get sick: no colds, no flu, no headaches, no diabetes, no ADD, no thyroid problems, no panic attacks, growing pains, fatigue, or digestive disorders, no high blood pressure. The only pains you experience come from accidental injury. Perhaps you do moderate exercise or sports activity to maintain mobility and general fitness. You look to the care of your spine. Your entire adulthood is spent in this disease-free mode. As you age, your mind gets sharper, your body gets stronger, your immune system tougher. You experience no arthritis, cancer, or osteoporosis, no Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s. Finally one day after 90 or 100 years, you flicker like a candle and go out.

The above paragraph may be useful in choosing a doctor. Some doctors will say all this is impossible; which for them is true. So don’t choose them. All this is possible; moreover, thousands and thousands of people are living it. So listen only to those who can help you achieve such a condition of living health. Because now we’ve arrived at the threshold of a time when good health and a powerful immune system are not only advisable; they are the very determinants of survival.

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Sayonara Swine Flu: — I Hate Being Right

For those of you who followed the swine flu vaccine hoax on my website during the past year, you know that all my predictions came true. As soon as they created enough hysteria to sell vaccine contracts, the “pandemic” disappeared. Big surprise. By June 2010, all the states as well as all European countries were sending their shipments of swine flu back because nobody was getting the shots. People just never quite believed the threat was real. Which it certainly wasn’t.

Here’s the kicker Usually failed vaccines are put on the shelves and stockpiled for decades, even though they have expiration dates. Not the case for swine flu. Very suspiciously, the stockpiles are being burned just a few months after the “threat” has disappeared:

Millions of vaccine doses to be burned
Associated Press Jul 1, 2010 M. Stobbe

“. . .43% of the US supply have gone to waste.”

Which begs 2 questions:

  1. What’s the hurry to burn them? If it was a real threat, why might it not come back? Wouldn’t we need the vaccines then? Are they covering up evidence here?
  2. Were these “swine flu” vaccines really just some experimental Avian flu or some other kind of vaccine they had stockpiled that were completely untested? Seems likely, considering the research laid out in the Goodbye Swine Flu chapter approved after one month of testing!

The main point we must remember here is be ready for the next fake pandemic, which is almost certain to follow in the same tried and true pattern:

  • Allege a new microbial disease in some exotic location
  • Exaggerate the projected deaths and infection rate
  • Offer drugs and vaccines as the only hope
  • Spend the money
  • Watch the “threat” vanish into thin air

I’m really not that smart — I just keep track of events.

The next pandemic’s coming, for certain sure. It has to be they need the money. Just don’t be so quick to fall for their same old lame story next time.

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New Vaccine Book: Vaccination is Not Immunization – 2010

Vaccination Is Not Immunization is written for everyone concerned about the health and well-being of their children and of themselves. It’s all there: the history of vaccines; the ingredients of vaccines; the dangers of vaccines. It’s for parents, educators, those in the medical profession, midwives, nurses, those working in government and practitioners of alternative medicine as well.

Vaccination Is Not Immunization is 200 pages of fully documented information, along with some 290 references that will open your eyes. It is not an anti-vaccine text, but rather a detailed history of vaccines and how they came about. This latest edition has been updated to include the most recent vaccines released.

It’s written in an easy-to-understand language as well – not the “med-speak” found in medical journals. You’ll come away understanding the big picture as well as the actual science behind the most common vaccines.

You’ll have what you need to make an informed decision about how to best care for your child.

Over the years of delivering seminars and presentations I would often have concerned parents come up to me and ask questions. Many had seen the horror stories, others were not sure whom they could trust, most had serious doubts about vaccinating.

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Curriculum Vitae

Tim O’Shea
60 N. 13 St.
San Jose
California 95112
Phone: (408) 298-1800
Fax: (408) 298-1200
Email: doc[ @ ]thedoctorwithin.com
Education
B.A. Psychology
B.A. English
Doctor Of Chiropractic
Ohio State University
University Of Akron
Life Chiropractic College, 1986
Professional Licenses
California
Ohio
Hawaii
Post-doctoral Certification
Qualified Medical Examiner – State Of California, 1991
Certified Disability Evaluator, California, 1991
Upledger Cranial Technique, Vector Point
Member International Chiropractors Association

International Academy Of Clinical Acupuncture
Infinity Nutrition Program, Phoenix, Arizona
State Certified Phlebotomist 1996 Kaiser, Oakland California
Neural Link Technique New Zealand, Las Vegas
International Academy of Equine Dentistry 2005
Biocranial Technique 2006
Reader, Oxford University 2008

Experience
Internship Landis/Ward Chiropractic Danville, Ca
Internship The Back Doctors San Francisco
Resident Dr. Istituto Static Nazional Palermo, Sicily
Locum Tenens Town & Country Chiropractic Honolulu

Private Practice Since Feb 1990 San Jose, Ca

Medical Advisory Board – Infinity 2 – Scottsdale, Arizona 1999
Medical Advisory Board – Orassure Group – Holistic Dentistry 2000
Department Head, Immunizations, ChiroView.com 2000
BJ Palmer Practitioner of the Year Award, ICAC, 17 Mar 01

Publications
Books

  • To Health And Back 1995
  • The Superfoods 1996
  • The Sanctity Of Human Blood: Vaccination Is Not Immunization 2008
  • Conventional Medicine Vs. Holistic: A World Of Difference 2000

Articles
Most are archived on website www.thedoctorwithin.com

  • “The Post-Antibiotic Age”
  • “Collagen Supplementation: An Overview” The American Chiropractor Nov 98
  • “Allergies: The Threshold of Reactivity” Dynamic Chiropractic Sept 98
  • “Minerals???” 5 Nov 98 DC
  • “ADD: A Designer Disease” Today’s Chiropractic Jan 2000
  • “Hormone Replacement Therapy”
  • “Journey to the Center of Your Colon”
  • “Silicon Valley Syndrome”
  • “Ascorbic Acid Is Not Vitamin C”
  • “To the Cancer Patient”
  • “To the Heart Patient”
  • “Alternative Lite” Today’s Chiropractic Nov 99
  • “Enzymes: The Key to Longevity”
  • “Autism and Vaccines” ICA Review Sep 00 also in DC Nov 2000
  • “Autism and Mercury The San Diego Conference” Dynamic Chiropractic
  • “The Magic Bean” 2000
  • “The New Agenda of American Dentistry”
  • Human Papilloma Virus: The First Cancer Vaccine
  • The Psychology of Vaccine Awareness
  • Collagen
  • Pediatricians, Formula, and Raw Milk
  • Sugar: The Sweet Thief of Life
  • Avian Flu – The Pandemic That Will Never Be
  • Treatment of Equine Injuries with a Microlight Laser
Seminars
The Sanctity of Human Blood: Vaccination Is Not Immunization
a full day multimedia presentation — 1999 – Present

The Nutrition Seminar
a full day presentation on detoxification and nutrition — 2003 – present

See the Upcoming Lectures page for seminar dates & locations

Instructor, Upper Cervical Technique
Tokyo College Of Chiropractic
Tokyo, Japan Dec 1990

Instructor, Live Cell Microscopy
Interbiz Corp.
Quezon City, Philippines July 1996

Juan Luna Hospital Medical School
Manila July 1996

Cebu Doctors Hospital May 1996

INSTRUCTOR: PARKER CHIROPRACTIC CONVENTION, RENO NEVADA 2001

Ramtha School Convention, Yelm, WA, with Bobby Kennedy Jr 16 July 2007

Panama Seminars, Panama City, Panama Immune System lecture 17 Oct 07

INSTRUCTOR, FRITT HELSEVAG, OSLO NORWAY MAY 2008

Lecturer, Anglo European College of Chiropractic Bournemouth, England 15-16 Oct 08

Lecturer, International European Chiropractic Symposium Tuscany, Italy 12 Oct 08

United Chiropractic Association Convention Birmingham England 19 Oct 08

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Since 1998, Dr O’Shea has been teaching a full day seminar on vaccines and immunization in many cities of the US and UK. This seminar has been licensed for CE credits in California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, Florida, Ohio, Connecticut, New York, Utah, and Illinois. It was licensed for DCs, nurses, naturopaths, acupuncturists, and dentists in various states.

Since 2003, The Nutrition and Detox Seminar has been presented at locations all over the world. This seminar was approved for CE in CA 2004-2008. It was presented in about 25 locations in 2006, 30 in 2007, 30 in 2008.

For a list of available DVDs and audio Cds, see navigation bar.

For current itinerary please see Upcoming Seminars

Radio
O’Shea has done literally dozens of radio shows throughout the US, many of them syndicated, as a guest speaker on chiropractic, holistic nutrition topics, and vaccines. Here are a few examples:

1 November 2001 KKVV Las Vegas, Nevada 1060 AM

8 November 01 WKGM Smithfield, Virginia 940 AM

10 November 2001 WTIK Durham, North Carolina 1310 AM

21 November 2001 WKTR Quinque, Virginia 840 AM

3 December 01 WKGM Smithfield, Virginia 940 AM

16 Aug 02 Radio Liberty –with Dr Stan Montieth

17 Aug 02 KKGT, Portland OR

1 Sep 02 KKVV Las Vegas NV Dr Sam Walston Show

American Freedom Network Radio Granville Texas Nov 2002 and Mar 2003

The Jeff Rense Radio Show (syndicated) 15 Dec 2002 and Sep 2003 , Nov 2007, Sep 2008

24 Sep 04, May 2006 The Gary Null Show New York City

Dr Stan Montieth Radio: Radio Liberty 27 Sep 05, Sep 07

The Danny Fontana Show syndicated 31 Jan 06

Air America Radio Phoenix Az 21 Oct 06, 11 Jan 07

Dynamics of El Paso with Dr Kincaid 25 Jan 07

Dr James Winer Radio program Pittsburg PA 9 Nov 07

Dr Bill Deagle syndicated radio GCN live,
5 Jul 2008 23 Oct 2008 17 Nov 08

Other Experience
I did a residency in Palermo, Sicily in one of the largest chiropractic clinics in Europe from 1988-1990.

I have had occasion to visit holistic practitioners in England, France, The Netherlands, Greece, Spain, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, Fiji, the Philippines, Cuba, Italy, Norway, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Japan. I was fortunate to be able to exchange ideas and learn various techniques from this diversity of sources. Such experience has familiarized me with the following techniques, from which I draw in the technique portion of my current seminar:

– GONSTEAD

– S.O.T.

– TRAVELL DEEP MYOFASCIAL RELEASE

– UPLEDGER CRANIO-SACRAL

– BIOMECHANICS

– TOGGLE RECOIL

– STRAIN / COUNTERSTRAIN

– ACTIVE RELEASE

– MCMANUS FLEXION/DISTRACTION

– VECTOR POINT CRANIAL

– SPEARS PAINLESS

– LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE

– MERIDIAN ACUPRESSURE

– SHIATSU/NIMMO RECEPTOR TONUS

– NEURAL LINK

– COLD LASER THERAPEUTICS

– BIOCRANIAL

– BIOINTEGRATIVE TECHNIQUE

At present the Myovision Electromyograph has been added to the diagnostic armamentarium at this office. This EMG quantifies vertebral subluxation in an objective manner by measuring muscle contractility and spasm and comparing it with normal values, thus removing subjectivity from the equation.

Since 1992, I have been involved with holistic nutrition. I have researched thousands of peer-reviewed articles on health and nutrition both through my Medline data account through Stanford Medical School Library and more recently through the National Library of Medicine, in Bethesda Maryland, via Grateful Med. These articles have led to other original books and resources from which I seek to document points of view in the holistic field.

I have received training in a technique of objective analysis employing a video microscope known as Phase Contrast. This is a classic European analytic technique which has been mainstream in many countries of Europe for most of the past century. With this instrument I have done several thousand blood tests in North America and in Asia, looking for classic signs of blood toxification.

At present I have put together a series of Power Point presentations to highlight the following lecture topics:

Chiropractic Aloft
Enzymes: The Key to Longevity
The Sanctity of Human Blood
Journey to the Center of Your Colon
The Post-Antibiotic Age
Conventional Medicine Vs. Holistic: A World of Difference
Live Cell Analysis – History and Application

Newsletter – September 2009

October 26th, 2009
An interview with Dr Tim O’Shea, Chiropractor and Vaccination Educator

Dr Tim O’Shea residing in ……………. USA is a Chiropractor and tireless educator in the quest of informing people as to the side effects and dangers of Vaccination. Tim has kindly accepted my request to share his experiences in his life as a campaigner against vaccination.

Alan: When did you first come to the conclusion that Vaccinations were harmful to a person’s health?

Tim: About 15 years ago when I began the research for the first edition of my vaccine text The Sanctity of Human Blood. After about 3 years I began lecturing on the topic and continue to do so all around the world, though primarily in the US.

Alan: And what measures did you take in your own personal life regarding this belief?

Tim: It’s not a belief. Beliefs are like with the Easter Bunny or Santa Claus, or the Boeing that hit the Pentagon. But with vaccine toxicity and danger, it’s a subject that either you know about or else you blindly accept the systematic programming of syndicated news, which tells us one mantra: vaccines are safe and necessary. So it’s not a question of belief — if you have children either you have taken active steps to really inform yourself about the topic, from sources not making their living selling vaccines, but from legitimate scientifically referenced data, or else you will blindly inject your child with any vaccine that is currently recommended by the shifting trends in political immunology, like most Americans do.

Alan: And what measures did you take in your life as a Natural Health Practitioner?

Tim: I began my website www.thedoctorwithin.com to provide referenced data for people wishing to optimize their immune systems using natural non-drug protocols outside the organized for-profit medical monolith. And I continued writing new editions of the book each year, and doing the full day lectures on both vaccines and Nutrition/Detox, both of which are now available on DVD.

Alan: In my travels as a Natural Health Educator in Australia, I come across a good number of Natural Health Practitioners whom do not believe in the necessity to vaccinate yet are afraid to make this matter known to their patients. They are afraid of being sued or receiving complaints, if by chance the patient or associated family member/friend becomes ill. Tim what would say to those practitioners?

Tim: I would say they can leave it to me to take that fall. Have my book in the office and if the question comes up about the safety of vaccines the natural doctor can say, well here is one opinion on the subject that seems pretty well researched. See what you think. Also the doctors themselves should be well informed on the subject in order to discuss it intelligently with patients who really have done their homework.

Alan: How do you handle this situation as a Natural Health Practitioner in your practice?

Tim: I ignore it. It’s a universal principle that what you project and focus on will come to you. No one is going to sue you if your prime intention is to save their children from injudicious and dangerous medical procedures. Statistically it’s exactly the opposite — parents who don’t vaccinate have the healthiest kids. They all know it. So I don’t quite get what you mean by friends who become ill. Nobody becomes ill from not being vaccinated. That’s impossible.

Alan: What sort of action and/or treatment would you recommend to parents whom came to you with a vaccine damaged child?

Tim: I have a complete vaccine detox protocol, which is described thoroughly on my website in the chapters The 60 Day Program, and The Last Resort. It is a very simple but not necessarily easy program involving a classically natural diet and 7 supplements. On a case by case basis I will put it up against any of the high profile expensive dog and pony shows out there today for detoxing mercury, aluminum and other viral contaminants accumulating in the body as a result of vaccines. As an autism detox protocol it is second to none.

Alan: I understand, Tim, that you frequently give talks at various locations in the USA?

Tim: Not just talks — most are full day seminars, the majority of which are CE accredited for doctors. The general public also attends. One day is on vaccines, and the other is on nutrition.

Alan: How often would you experience opposition to your views at these seminars? And what are their usual points in dispute? And of course what is your usual response?

Tim: You seem a little preoccupied with this notion, Alan. First of all why would you or I care what any opposition says about our work? Either your work is valid and referenced and unassailable, or it isn’t. Either it stands on its own or it doesn’t. You have to start with my chapter The Doors of Perception, which explains the history of media and education in general for the past century. The few people who oppose my work are chanting mantras derived from media fluff, and never even attempt to cite sources for what they are saying. All of my work, on the other hand, is completely referenced, and not by spurious New Age unsupported sources, but from mainstream science, mainstream medicine and mainstream law. That is where opposition to today’s US vaccine policy is coming from — mainstream. Did you know that a large proportion of medical doctors worldwide do not vaccinate their own children, but cannot say anything publicly because it would be career suicide. See www.whale.to under the section Doctors Who Don’t Vaccinate.

Alan: What is your response to the General Practitioners and Specialists whom expressed the common belief that vaccinations have played a vital part in the 20th Century for eradicating many of the communicable diseases such as Small pox and Polio?

Tim: Cite your sources, that’s what I would say. In my seminar, as well as the textbook, I show all the government documents, like from Vital Statistics of the US, for one, that prove exactly the opposite. It is an unassailable hard fact that all the infectious diseases for which we have vaccines today – not just smallpox and polio – disappeared on their own 95% before vaccines ever came out on the market. Now either you know that fact, or you don’t. We cover this exact subject completely in the book as well as in the seminar.

Alan: Recently in Australia, the Australian edition of 60 minutes aired a live studio group discussion about an unfortunate child whom died of Whooping cough (this child was vaccinated). The Mother and Father openly blamed all parents whom choose not to vaccinate. These grieving Parents expressed the common view that non vaccinating parents are both reckless and a danger to the community as a whole. If you were in the audience at the time and invited to speak, how would you handle this delicate situation?

Tim: A perfect example of the fulminant epidemic of stupidity so rampant in both our countries today. In the past few years there have been 4 or 5 outbreaks of pertussis in this country as well – and it’s always the same as you describe — almost all the outbreak cases have received several DPT shots. So instead of concluding what anyone with an IQ above room temperature would deduce from this fact – namely that the vaccine itself was the source of the outbreak – they jump instead to this ludicrously illogical position. Let me paraphrase the famous lawyer Clarence Darrow from 100 years ago, when asked this same question: “So you parents have decided not to vaccinate your children, and you others over here have decided to vaccinate your children. So now, why would you vaccinated people care whether or not someone else chooses not to vaccinate? Aren’t you protected? Don’t your vaccines work?” Want to see some blank faces, and babbling non-sequiturs – ask you local pediatrician that question. They will not understand what you just said.

Alan: What would your advice be to the young parent whom was to say to you that they “have heard of the rare occasion of a child receiving side effects” – yet their view of the possibility of their child contracting an ailment such as Rubella or Measles far outweighed the risk?

Tim: Meaningless question. This is a serious life or death issue upon which the future health and immune strength of their children depends. Why would I or anyone care about what anyone hears? From whom? Reader’s Digest? Oprah Winfrey? The people at work? The majority of doctors and laypeople are chattering mantras — so the only “view” that matters here is the informed view. What is your opinion on vaccines based upon? Newspaper articles? A show you saw on TV where the newsreaders were holding forth the mono-dimensional vaccine message? Or does your view reflect a patient examination of legitimately researched meticulously referenced materials which actually confront the issues of natural vs. artificial immunity, world vaccine economics, the game of political immunology, and the historical events and disasters in the world of vaccines since the time of Edward Jenner.

Alan: Tim, in the 1970s vaccinations were no longer deemed compulsory by the Australian governing authorities and immediately within 1-2 years our incidence of Sudden Infant cot death reduced by more than 50%.

Tim: Same thing in Japan between 1975 and 1985 — they stopped vaccinating before age 2 for a period of 10 years. SIDS disappeared during that period. When they began again at 3 months of age then in 1985, SIDS came back. Temporary Sanity, I call it. That’s from your Viera Scheibner’s book.

Alan: It was recorded in Australia that our local indigenous population experienced an infant mortality rate of 500 deaths per 1000 upon receiving vaccinations. It was noted by researcher Archie Kalokerinos MD that it was directly linked to the vaccinations severely depleting the child’s stores of vitamin C and zinc, which consequently compromised the body’s immune system and allowed various life threatening infections and ailments to occur. Have you any knowledge of a similar occurrence with American Native Indians?

Tim: No source for American Indians specifically, but it’s the same phenomenon in any highly stressed third world environment. And that’s another hidden tragedy we see over and over historically, because it is traditionally these areas where the government officials are so often financially motivated to sell out their own people and allow the global vaccine corporations to use their own impoverished people as testing grounds for experimental vaccines. It’s become standard operating procedure within the politics of vaccines: obvious case in point: the AIDS vaccine.

Alan: I would very much appreciate your views on the Swine flu situation in the world presently.

Tim: Well this is a very important question that I have researched very thoroughly in the past few months, and rather than trying to summarize it here I would direct people to go to my newest chapter Swine Flu: Global Pandemic or Just Makin’ Bacon? More than any other vaccine, people should definitely learn why they should avoid this new experimental swine flu sequence that is being marketed primarily to pregnant women and small children.

Alan: Tim, I understand that you plan to come to Australia to hold a number of seminars in the later part of 2009.

Tim: I am trying my best and will keep you apprised of any dates and locations. Sorry I took so long getting this document finished, but the swine flu work has really been taking up all my time lately. Parents really have to see themselves as the child’s only protector, in the modern world. And in order to do that, the vital thing is to be making an INFORMED decision about vaccines, because the way things are going today, this may well be the most important decision they will make in the life of their child. To that end I have saved people months of personal research by putting together the vaccine text The Sanctity of Human Blood Vaccination Is Not Immunization, 13th edition. And if that sounds like a closing plug, it is!

Alan: I look forward to catching up with you in Australia. And I sincerely thank you for your time and effort in being our first interview guest in the first edition of the Natural Response.

Chapters

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A Normal Life

Feedback/Testimonials

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The Last Resort

The 60 Day Program

Maintenance Schedule

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Vaccination Is Not Immunization – 2015 – vaccine manual for parents

Vaccine Exemption Letter to Colleges and Universities – New!

Parents of Unvaccinated Children

DOCTORS WHO (MAY) SIGN VACCINE EXEMPTIONS

Challenge to Public Debate

Hospital Form for Vaccine Exemption
– New!

Parents HPV Letter to Schools

Human Papilloma Virus: The First Cancer Vaccine

Vaccine Articles: AB2109 and SB277

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Timeless Nuggets from Past Newsletters

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Chiropractic Aloft – Patient favorite

Chiropractic: Spare Us the Philosophy – Just the Science Please

Curing the Frozen Shoulder

Silicon Valley Syndrome

The Chiropractic Position On Vaccines

Chiropractic Consent Forms (CA)

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Hydration & Dehydration: Two Litres a Day

Enzymes: The Key to Longevity

Autism Detox Protocol

Hydrolyzed Collagen

Journey to the Center of Your Colon

Antioxidants

Expel: 100% natural colon detox supplement

Flora – The Forgotten Component of Detox

Oral Chelation

Minerals

New West Diet

Allergies: The Threshold of Reactivity

Genetically Modified Foods: a Short Introduction

Sugar: The Sweet Thief of Life

Natural Whole Food Vitamins: Ascorbic Acid Is Not Vitamin C

Chelation of Chemtrails and Vaccines: Your Only Option?

The Three Attributes of Water

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To the Cancer Patient: Natural Cures vs Traditional – New Updated!

To the Heart Patient

Death By Treadmill

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Essential Books For Life

The Doors of Perception: Why Americans Will Believe Almost Anything

Common Core: Making Sure Your Kid Is Dumber Than You . . – New!

The Post-Antibiotic Age

The Magic Bean

Vaccines and the Peanut Allergy Epidemic

The History of Vaccines

Andrew Wakefield: Lesson in Ethics

The Psychology of Vaccine Injury Awareness

The AIDS Mythology: Black Plague or Golden Goose?

The Global Mythology of AIDS

Hepatitis A – Creating a Market for Another Superfluous Vaccine

Pediatricians, Brain Fats, Formula, and Raw Milk: the Jig Is Up

Raw Milk

Autism and Vaccines

Autism and Mercury

Autism 2005

Every Woman Needs To Read This Chapter Now

ADD: A Designer Disease

Water

Alternative Lite

HPV Vaccine: 26 US Girls Dead

New Agendas in American Dentistry

Animal Vaccines

They Shoot Horses But Vaccinate Dogs

Treatment of Equine Injuries with a Microlight Laser

Avian Flu: The Pandemic That Will Never Be

Goodbye Swine Flu

Swine Flu: Global Pandemic or Just Makin’ Bacon?

Swine Flu Vaccine: Licensed and Untested

Ebola: Boutique Epidemic for 2014

Smallpox: Bringing a Dead Disease Back to Life

Tricky New California Vaccine Law
Bexsero: Searching for a Villain in 2014

Airport X-Ray: Educate Before You Radiate