In this issue:
1. Advanced Clinical Nutrition Seminar –
San Jose – 30 Jan
San Mateo – 1May
2. Barcelona College – Second Chance
3. Asia Travelogue: New Discovery
4. Gardasil Under Attack: Your Daughter’s Risks
5. Koch Interview
6. Vaccine Exemption update
1. Live seminar: Advanced Clinical Nutrition
San Jose CA – 30 Jan
12 Hours CE in 6 classroom hours
Sheraton 4 Points – 1471 N 4th St
San Jose . . . 8 am
To summarize the essential principles of cellular nutrition for the practicing chiropractor, defining the roles of diet and lifestyle in the patient’s overall clinical picture. To provide the practicing chiropractor with a complete functional nutrition program, based on classical ideas of arterial and tract detoxification.
“This program literally saved my life – so glad Dr Tim was there for me” — Dr W. Herstad, Seattle
“Wow – a CE seminar where you actually learn something – what a concept! Not only useful, but life-saving.” – Dr Aaron Khem, NYC
“So much useful information, concise, astutely researched.” Steve Alff, DC
“No fluff – scientific but not medical” Dr C Medl, Manhattan Beach
“Nothing hyped or undocumented – the perfect complement to chiropractic” JC Milrod, DC
“Phenomenal job explaining intricate details of nutrition, health, and disease – The BEST CE seminar!”
– Dr Faith, Manhattan Beach
“You are right about pure blood; that is the key” – Ted H. Spence DDS
2. BARCELONA COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC – SECOND SHOT AT ACCREDITATION
Navigating the perilous waters of UK accreditation is not for the faint of heart, that much is certain. Last time it was a near miss, and it came to down mainly to issues of philosophy. That seemed to be the chief barrier from BCC being given the seal of approval from the GCC, UK licensing body.
For a little background on GCC, please see the newsletter of Nov 2015. The two sides of the discussion seem well apparent when the first time visitor to the campus witnesses the irrepressible, effervescent chiropractic spirit evident throughout the classrooms and hallways all day long.
That enthusiasm and desire for proficiency at vertebral adjusting is not something always observed at other schools on that side of the pond. Not surprising, what with the joint statement of May 2015, distancing 7 schools from any association with subluxation and traditional chiropractic principles.
What’s it to be, then? What future is there for chiropractic without the assessment and correction of subluxation? Seven signers, seven different interpretations. Once you take the defining principle out of a 100 year old profession, pretty much the sky’s the limit. Chiropractic can be what anybody says it is, on any given day. And they can invent whatever services they want for patients, and call it chiropractic.
Barcelona CC sees no need to fish around for something else. They know what any DC who has ever been successful in practice anywhere knows empirically and without question: that patients will come to the office that provides a specific service that can be obtained nowhere else, by no other provider.
A definite and consistent service: adjusted vertebrae. The graduates of this excellent school are already walking successes, irrespective of the shifting winds of political expediency.
Even without accreditation, BCC graduates are allowed to practice chiropractic in unregulated countries, of which there are many. But of course it is more desirable for any to school to be accredited by the governing body of its region. And BCC once again is doing everything they can to jump through all necessary hoops, and still try to maintain a modicum of chiropractic‘s essential legacy and power.
Although they are muddling through, enrollment is not at its peak in this transitional period. Any donations therefore at this critical time would doubtless be making a vital contribution to the future of the profession.
For more information, please contact Dr Adrian Wenban …. firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Travelogue: Koh Samui, Thailand
Every year I try to travel to some place I’ve never been before. Internet travel information is unreliable by definition, so there’s really no alternative – you have to show up.
Having seen many parts of Asia over the years, I am always on the lookout for something that hasn’t been completely overrun by the marauding balloon people, with their gold cards and go-pros.
Shoe leather technique paid off once more and I landed at BoPhut Beach, on the north shore of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Siam. Fisherman’s Village is an odd name for the location – an English name for a Thai resort with primarily French tourists.
Although it’s new to me, somebody has obviously put a lot of thought into this place over the years.
In case you don’t have Google images, Fisherman’s Village is a small, self-contained beach strip about a mile long which has a narrow little walking street that runs the length.
Lined up all along it is a well-appointed collection of international restaurants, shops, bars, and small hotels, half of them opening up right onto the beach. A little touch of the trendy and upscale in evidence, but without the phony corporate designer shops hogging everything, like at the overdeveloped beaches everywhere. Here, the Thai authenticity is maintained throughout.
The cove is very tranquil as you look straight out across the water to the famous Koh Phagnan (Full Moon Party) and several other islands so close it seems like you can just reach out and touch them. It’s that jade green and turquoise sea so characteristic of SE Asia.
The beach itself is respectable enough, very clean and well kept, with a wide assortment of the usual water sports activities.
What strikes you first is the polite and understated ambiance of the whole place – so quiet – none of the noxious bellowing of the world’s worst ‘music’ blaring from enormous sound systems coming out of every bar and restaurant to sedate the simian hordes, etc., de rigeuer now in most resorts in Asia.
No place really rocks any more – rock is far too melodic and well-crafted a soundtrack for today’s harsh world.
But Fisherman’s Village is an oasis from all that.
I kept changing hotels because I’d find an even better one. The last one was overlooking the beach itself up on the third floor.
A lot of families around – surprising the French would bring their kids on such a long flight, though France is closer than California.
There are several unique nature venues here that continue to attract tourists from all over the world.
Some very respectable elephant trekking is available near one of the jungle waterfalls.
For the more adventurous, another large cascade can be reached after a 2 km climb up the jungle footpath that parallels some spectacular descending rapids. Diving, boating, jetskiing, and many other water sports abound, but actually are not patronized much by the tourists.
People mostly came to chill out and take the briefest few days of refuge from the world of election jabbering, terrorist wine selection proposals du jour, environmental disaster cover-ups, the trendiest new entitlement bills, and so on.
The cuisine offered nightly – running the gamut from tasty street vendor fare to fine international dining – continues to delight tourists from all over the world. Not the best place to be doing a 10 day juice fast.
I liked the one T shirt that read “The More You Weigh The Harder You Are To Kidnap.”
Here in the Village, there is a seminal interest in organic foods and healthy lifestyle, as evidenced by one of the newer resorts, called Elysia.
This little resort has its own organic garden out back, very nice rooms, and an atmosphere conducive to reflection and sharing of natural health disciplines. They also have a large presentation room available for holistic meetings, yoga, martial arts, etc, and other health seminars. A spectacular setting – sure beats the usual Comfort Inn meeting room.
Look for a CE seminar from thedoctorwithin here next year!
Another positive feature of this place involves dogs – community dogs. There are any number of very large dogs walking around all over the place that don’t seem to belong to anyone in particular. They’re all very clean and well fed, and rarely fight among themselves. These dogs are not threatening or aggressive. They’ll allow you to pet them, but they don’t invite it. They stroll casually down the streets and will lie down at the entrance to whatever bar or restaurant. The tourists and the locals feed them, and they’re all over the place. Very evolved society.
Departing tourists are sad to leave the island, as they head back to their individual maelstroms in Bangkok, Saigon, Paris, or LA, etc. But at least they got a brief glimpse of what life without stress could be like, and recharged their power supplies.
5. GARDASIL UNDER GLOBAL ATTACK: NEW DOCUMENTARY
Since it was first approved in 2007, HPV vaccine has always been surrounded by a flood of controversy. A vaccine for cancer? The scientific premise offered to justify the vaccine’s necessity is too far fetched to stand up to even the most casual scrutiny.
But since the vast majority of the population blindly accepts the accounts of their doctor regarding Gardasil, there is no scrutiny. Most are willing to make virtually any leap of faith in accepting new vaccines, in absence of any supportable science. Until something happens, that is: the daughter is permanently damaged.
Merck’s billion $ Gardasil has become a standard injection for 9 years now in the vaccine Schedules of the US, Asia, and Europe. for essential background information on the absence of verifiable science behind Gardasil, see HPV: The First Cancer Vaccine .
A new documentary just came out of Ireland, and it is most compelling. No parents should let their daughters be vaccinated with HPV vaccine without seeing this 45 minute reality check.
REGRET, an organization of outraged mothers in Ireland is now getting TV and radio coverage that is going viral. Over 150 of their daughters have been severely injured immediately following the Gardasil shot. They were the recent subject of a documentary that was made by a prestigious filmmaker called simply TV3 HPV Documentary
If you have any 11 or 12 year olds, stop reading now and watch the whole thing – not even kidding.
It’s a compelling glimpse at a whole decade of Gardasil vaccine. What holds your interest is the story each of the girls is telling – it’s the same story, over and over. The mothers corroborate by telling their identical stories of rejection by doctors and politicians, who have all rotely recited the same predictable mantra/denial of any connection with vaccines. Paul Offit has several analogues in Ireland, every bit as condescending and serpentine.
Officials there are floating some flimsy rationales. They even invented 2 brand new syndromes to explain the condition of these injured girls: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, which were tailor-made to categorize these new cases.
And then they proceed to deny any possible connection with Gardasil, without the slightest new clinical testing to verify that.
The systematic blackout in world media excluding hundreds of documented injuries and reactions from Gardasil in countries all over the world demonstrates the raw power that a global monolith like Merck can exert. This control has not been enough however to silence the growing number of dramatic reactions and injuries among 12 years olds all over the world.
Organizing in several websites, the potential of this experimental injection can no longer be hidden.
To enhance the coverup, the Merck-funded Vaccine Confidence Project paid its top writer to write a creative essay floating the preposterous idea that these 150 Irish girls are the victims of an internationally contagious psychogenic illness, caused not by the vaccine but by the Internet!
This is more extreme than even Merck itself, who admits the possibility of such reactions to Gardasil in 2.3% of cases. Quite a substantial figure in light of the millions of doses that have been administered.
The author of this desperate fictional essay, Heidi Larsen, invented a new term in vaccine mythology: vaccine hesitant. This Orwellian term is meant to refer to anyone who has the audacity to doubt any of the scripted vaccine dogma propounded by any government health agencies. Psychogenic, and vaccine hesitant! Edward L Bernays will never die.
Many countries have formed organizations of parents with injured children who are demanding answers instead of slogans
– where is the science behind the vaccine, and stop pretending all these children were damaged by something else and not Gardasil. Spain, France, New Zealand, Japan, India, several countries in South America, have now joined Ireland and the US in the fight against being finessed by irresponsible government policies.
The common mantra used by all health agencies to answer these informed parents is that there is no causal link between the injuries and the vaccine, blah ,blah.
But despite the concerted efforts of health agencies in all those countries to refuse to fund even one study investigating the possibility of injury, such a claim is flatly untrue. Merck’s entry in the PDR for Gardasil lists all such neurological effects and symptoms as possible consequences of the vaccine.
An article appeared last month that should be on the front page of every newspaper in the world. We make it a policy not to quote unsigned articles from websearches. But the Irish mothers group called Thinking Moms Revolution wrote the piece called Is This the Beginning of the End for Gardasil. Very well documented summary and update of the global Gardasil picture.
If you have any young daughters, check it out. Take some responsibility.
6. VACCINE EXEMPTION UPDATE
With SB277 coming into force, you won’t be able to have an MD sign your philosophical exemption any more. But that’s not until July of 2016 that it goes into effect, not Jan 1, as many schools are claiming.
Here’s the proof: this letter from the California Dept of Public Health stating exactly that: SB277 goes into effect July 2016
So that means that legally any school right now must still accept the personal beliefs exemption form that has been in effect the past 3 years, as long as it is cosigned by an MD. Any school who refuses to accept such a form is in violation of the law.
The only real issue here is enforcement. Sacramento can pass any laws they want, but if the schools don’t enforce them, the law has no teeth. This role of enforcer is being resented by many schools today, as it finally dawns on them that with California’s new draconian vaccine laws, the schools have been involuntarily pressed into service as enforcer. Many schools refuse to do it, or simply ignore the law altogether.
Many schools are still accepting the old personal beliefs exemption that is only signed by the parent.
But other schools, run by the truly clueless, are pretending that SB277 is already in effect, and demanding that all children be vaccinated now, unless they are in possession of the golden passport: the medical exemption.
Still other schools have never even heard of medical exemptions and are illegally requiring all children to be vaccinated, without exemption.
So the informed parents of unvaccinated children have to fight vigilantly to maintain their child’s pristine health, unpolluted by the whims of political maneuvering. Parents must know the above laws and immediately send out a certified letter to the Legal Department of any school who thinks they can make up their own laws.