Saturday, June 11, 2011

US court rules that Dr. Barrett is a fraud and FDA front man.

Dr. Stephen Barrett of Quackwatch Exposed In Court Cases

At trial, under a heated cross-examination by Negrete, Barrett conceded that he was not a Medical Board Certified psychiatrist because he had failed the certification exam.

This was a major revelation since Barrett had provided supposed expert testimony as a psychiatrist and had testified in numerous court cases. Barrett also had said that he was a legal expert even though he had no formal legal training.

The most damning testimony before the jury, under the intense cross-examination by Negrete, was that Barrett had filed similar defamation lawsuits against almost 40 people across the country within the past few years and had not won one single one at trial.

During the course of his examination, Barrett also had to concede his ties to the AMA, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Food & Drug Administration (FDA).



Date: October 13, 2005

Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania

Court Case: Stephen Barrett, M.D. vs. Tedd Koren, D.C. and Koren Publications, Inc.
Court of Common Pleas of Lehigh County for the State of Pennsylvania
Court Case No.: 2002-C-1837
Contact: Carlos F. Negrete
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Phone: 949.493.8115
Fax: 949.493.8170

Dr. Tedd Koren, DC.
Phone: 800.537.3001
267.498.0071 Fax: 267.498.0078

Subject: Quackwatch Founder Stephen Barrett loses Major Defamation trial in Hometown

In a stunning development, Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania Judge J. Brian Johnson on Thursday, October 13, 2005, tossed out nationally known self-proclaimed ‘consumer medical advocate’ Stephen Barrett’s defamation lawsuit just minutes before it was going to be considered by a local jury.

The lawsuit, filed in August 2002, against also nationally known Pennsylvania chiropractor, lecturer, researcher and publisher, Stephen Barrett sought unspecified damages against Koren and his company, Koren Publications, Inc. for statements that he wrote in his newsletter in 2001 about Barrett.

Barrett, a long-time nemesis of chiropractic, filed the lawsuit because of Koren’s publication that Barrett was ‘licensed’ and in trouble because of a $10 million lawsuit and because Barrett was called a ‘Quackpot’.

In his defense, Koren contended that the statements were true and not defamatory and that he had a First Amendment right to write them in his newsletter.

Thursday’s ruling by Judge Johnson represented a major reversal of the finding of an arbitration in August 2004 wherein a panel of three local private attorneys reviewing the case had found in favor of Barrett and awarded Barrett $16,500 in damages and that Koren should publish a retraction. That award was appealed by Koren.

Dr. Koren was represented by well-known health freedom San Juan Capistrano, California, attorney Carlos F. Negrete for trial and Washington, D.C. attorney James Turner of Swankin & Turner. Easton, Pennsylvania attorney Christopher Reid of Laub, Seidel, Cohen, Hof & Reid served as local counsel for the team and was co-counsel for the trial along with Negrete.

Turner and Negrete have been well known for their representation of clients in the health food, supplement and vitamin industries as well as representing naturopaths, nurses, dentists, physicians, chiropractors and complimentary therapists across the country.

Turner’s experience dates back the 1960s when he joined consumer advocate Ralph Nader and was one of the groundbreaking Nader’s Raiders that made consumer advocacy popular and brought about significant changes in manufacturing and consumer protection.

In making the ruling to throw out the case, Judge Johnson granted a rare directed verdict to the jury finding there was insufficient evidence to support Barrett’s claims. Judge Johnson indicated that this case was one of those rare times where such a motion was appropriate.

Barrett operates the web site , and 20 other web sites and has been a long time critic of chiropractic calling much of it"quackery".

The victory to chiropractor Koren comes almost 18 years to the date that chiropractors received national attention with their victory against the American Medical Association (AMA) by obtaining an injunction against the AMA from an Illinois federal judge for engaging in illegal boycotting of doctors chiropractic in Wilk et al vs. AMA.

Barrett had been an outspoken supporter of the AMA at the same time that Koren had been a vocal advocate that the AMA has, in recent years, violated the spirit of the federal judge’s order.

After the ruling, Koren proclaimed that: I am overjoyed and enthusiastic that this nightmare is over and that the science, art and philosophy of chiropractic and the work of all of my colleagues have been vindicated.

“This case took a toll on my life and family, but I knew that I was right in publishing the truth.”

Dr. Barrett has no right to misinform the public about chiropractic and other natural healing arts or to try to silence anyone who criticizes him or tell consumers that he is not what he purports to be.

“I believe that it is not right to be silent when there is a duty to inform the public and let the truth be told.”

For years, Barrett has touted himself as a medical expert on ‘quackery’ in healthcare and has assisted in dozens of court cases as an expert. He also was called upon by the FDA, FTC and other governmental agencies for his purported expertise.

He was the subject of many magazine interviews, including Time Magazine and featured on television interviews on ABC’s 20/20, NBC’s Today Show and PBS.

He has gained media fame by his outspoken vocal disgust and impatience over natural or non-medical healthcare, including his criticisms of two time Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling.

Dr. Tedd Koren is known for his writings and lectures on chiropractic science, research, philosophy, and chiropractic patient adjusting.

He is known for his Koren Publications chiropractic patient education brochures, posters, booklets, books and other products that are used in chiropractors’ offices throughout the United States and around the world.

Dr. Koren also co-founded a chiropractic college, is on the extension faculty of two chiropractic colleges, is published in chiropractic and bio-medical journals and has received numerous awards in his field. His web sites include and

In his 2001 newsletter, Koren published articles that revealed that even though he touted himself as a medical expert, Barrett had not been a licensed physician since the early 1990s.

He also published that Barrett had been the subject of a $10 million racketeering lawsuit [that had been withdrawn] and called him a ‘quackpot’ for the contradiction of his website and lack of credentials.

Koren’s trial attorney, Carlos F. Negrete of San Juan Capistrano, California, is known for his defense of physicians, chiropractors, dentists, clinics and natural heath providers who practice what is known as complimentary & alternative medicine and holistic healthcare. Negrete has also handled groundbreaking cases against HMOs in California and has represented many celebrities and politicians.

At trial, under a heated cross-examination by Negrete, Barrett conceded that he was not a Medical Board Certified psychiatrist because he had failed the certification exam.

This was a major revelation since Barrett had provided supposed expert testimony as a psychiatrist and had testified in numerous court cases.

Barrett also had said that he was a legal expert even though he had no formal legal training.

The most damming testimony before the jury, under the intense cross-examination by Negrete, was that Barrett had filed similar defamation lawsuits against almost 40 people across the country within the past few years and had not won one single one at trial.

During the course of his examination, Barrett also had to concede his ties to the AMA, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

This was not the first time that Negrete was a trial attorney in a Barrett case. He also represented anti-fluoridation advocate Darlene Sherrell in a federal lawsuit filed in Eugene, Oregon by Barrett.

Barrett also lost in trial of that case. Negrete also represented Robert King of King Bio Natural Medicine of North Carolina and MediaPower (manufacturers of CalMax and Nu-Zymes) of Maine in cases filed by an organization led by Barrett, which were lost by Barrett's organization.

Barrett has also filed a lawsuit against Negrete and his client Dr. Hulda Clark (author of The Cure for All Diseases and The Cure for All Cancers) , which is now pending and awaiting trial in San Diego, California federal court.

After the Koren trial, Negrete stated: “The de-bunker has been de-bunked. I am pleased and satisfied with this outcome for Dr. Koren and am proud that Dr. Koren did not succumb to the pressures of the intimidation of Barrett’s legal wrangling. Not everyone can stand up to someone as well known as Barrett.”

Negrete continued, “It is another great day for health freedom and alternative healthcare around the world. I am especially pleased that this most important victory was in Barrett’s own hometown. It just goes to show you that there is justice anywhere, even when you are a visitor challenging the home team.

Barrett is a shill for the medical and pharmaceutical cartels and his bully tactics and unjustified discrediting of leading innovators, scientists and health practitioners should not be tolerated.”

Negrete said, “You can be assured that our legal team will be wherever health freedom advocates and practitioners are being persecuted. The tide is now turning and people are no long accepting that synthetic drugs are the only form of treatment are the only way to address health concerns.

"Every day, consumers are becoming more educated about the benefits of holistic and alternative methods. This is something that the medical establishment obviously fears and wants to crush with false propaganda.”

Koren said that he would now go back to his home in Pennsylvania to spend more time with his family and continue to write, research, and lecture on topics concerning chiropractic and healthcare and the experiences he has gained from this precedent setting legal battle.

He plans to give new lectures to chiropractors across the country who are under attack or have been subjected to governmental actions.

He also announced that he is forming a new organization aimed at informing and assisting chiropractors across the country.

The trial started on Monday, October 10, 2005 and ended on October 13, 2005 Barrett was represented by local Allentown attorney, Richard Orloski.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Ray D.Strand, M.D. warns you of the danger you expose yourself to if you think most doctors are health experts.

Doctor Ray D. Strand, MD parroted the tune of the American Medical Association during the first 23 years of his practice as a doctor. In fact, Dr. Strand admits telling patients the very statement which drove me to researching vitamins and alternatives to traditional western medicine in the early 1980’s which is “Vitamins just make expensive urine.” It appears on page xv of the introduction to his 2002 book called “ What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Nutritional Medicine May Be Killing You”.

However, after witnessing the recovery from fibromyalgia that his wife made using nutritional supplements when everything he learned in medical school had failed to help her, he soon learned how many thousands of double-blind, placebo-controlled scientific studies have already been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and the New England Journal of Medicine which demonstrate the effectiveness of antioxidants in treating disease.

Although it is not true, if you read his book and mine, you would think one of us had knowledge of the other before writing our books. Some of the other admissions he makes about MD’s and American medical schools follow my writing practically word for word. Some of these statements included by Dr. Strand in his book are:

“Prevention of disease should be the first order of business for a physician.” “Yet, less than one percent of our health care dollars are spent on so-called preventive medicine. In reality the majority of our preventive medicine programs simply attempt to detect disease earlier.”

“Only approximately 6 percent of the graduating physicians in the United States have any training in nutrition.”

“Are you aware that less than 6 percent of physicians receive any formal training in nutrition?”

“I’ve used all the patented answers in the past (about vitamins): “They’re Just snake oil,” “Vitamins just make expensive urine.”

“Even though research scientists are making tremendous discoveries into the root causes of these diseases, very few physicians are applying this science to their patients. Doctors simply wait until patients develop one of these diseases and then begin to treat it.”

“People don’t make a profit preventing disease.”

“Chronic inflammation is the underlying cause of heart attacks, strokes, peripheral vascular disease, and aneurysms.”

"Why your cholesterol level is NOT the key to protecting you from heart disease" (From the front cover of the book)

“Take a look at the amount of money the medical community and the pharmaceutical industry have made by lowering cholesterol with synthetic drugs. Billions and billions of dollars roll in each and every year. Have you ever considered who educated you about the risk of high cholesterol? Who is taking out that full-page ad to inform you about the importance of lowering your homocysteine? There is not nearly as much money to be made in the sale of vitamin B12, vitamin B6, and folic acid.”

In addition to writing “ What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Nutritional Medicine May Be Killing You”, Ray D. Strand, MD also wrote “Death by Prescription: The Shocking Truth Behind an Overmedicated Nation” and “Bionutrition: Winning the War Within-The Amazing Health Benefits of Vitamin Supplements.

Thank you Dr. Strand! Thank you for writing to inform the American public how little doctors know and do to prevent us from falling prey to diseases, even though most are easily prevented by obtaining sufficient nutrients. Thank you for warning people that doctors are not health experts.

Better Health Through Education

Gary Springer,

Founder of Perfect Health Institute

Author of They’re Making You Fat and Sick, It’s Big Business and Big Money

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Dr. Abram Hoffer, Allopathic vs. Orthomolecular Medicine

To help you better appreciate Dr. Hoffer's work, it's important to understand the difference between two separate approaches to medicine.

Allopathic Medicine is the medical training provided in all medical schools of the United States. Upon completion of the required training of Allopathic Medicine, a physician can use the letters "MD" after his name. MD means "Doctor of Medicine".

Most of the patented medicines used by allopathic MD's are poisons that interupt the normal biological function of the body to cause a desired result. Small amounts of toxic compounds are given to patients, usually in prescription pill form, in an attempt to stop the body's capacity to produce a symptom.

On the other hand, Orthomolecular Medicine works to restore the balance of the biological functions of the body by providing it with substances natural to the body such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, trace elements and fatty acids.

Even though the natural substances used in Orthomolecular Medicine prevent and cure diseases, because they are natural substances they can not be patented and are therefore low priced. Any natural substance that cures and prevents disease is in direct competition with the expensive patented pills of the Pharmaceutical industry and the medical practices of all those with MD after their name.

Therefore, natural substances proven to prevent and cure disease are a huge threat to the income of both the pharmaceutical industry and traditional American MD's.

To keep people ignorant of the powerful healing nature of natural vitamins and other natural substances, the AMA and the pharmaceutical companies conduct a campaign to discredit MD's who begin to use natural substances for curing patients instead of prescribing expensive patented pharmaceutical drugs that only cover up symptoms.

Dr. Barret of QuackWatch is engaged in this campaign to discredit inexpensive but more effective and safer means of cure and good health and the doctors who promote them. Dr. Barrett throws all those who promote Orthomolecular medicine under the bridge with quacks who belong there. But, he never exposes any of the scams of the Pharmaceutical companies and the many useless or dangerous products they market using the highly regarded title of "MD".

Incidentally, before a substance can be called a vitamin, it must cure and prevent a disease. For example, Vitamin C prevents and cures Scurvy, Vitamin D prevents and cures rickets and the B vitamins cure and prevent pernicious anemia, beriberi and pellagra.

Now that you understand why there are so many attacks upon the credibility of the man who first coined the term Orthomolecular Medicine, Linus Pauling, one of the two greatest scientists of the twentieth century, you are better prepared to understand the attacks upon the credibility of Dr. Hoffer who is considered by many to be the founder of Orthomolecular Medicine.

Dr. Abram Hoffer used Orthomolecular Medicine to treat psychiatric patients.

Following is an introduction to Dr. Hoffer's autobiography provided by Orthomolecular

"Abram Hoffer's Biography


This book is a feast for the mind and the spirit: the autobiography of one of the great doctors of the 20th century, Dr. Abram Hoffer.

For those of us who have learned, through painful personal experience that drugs, surgery, and most of high-tech medicine offer only very temporary benefits, but rarely if ever a cure, this book tells the wonderful story of the rebirth of nutritional medicine. Based on the science of biochemistry, now known as orthomolecular medicine.

Here we follow the journey of its founder: from his Saskatchewan farm childhood, subsequent training in bio-chemistry and agricultural science, his early insights into the central importance to human and animal health of soil and plant food quality, to his specialization in psychiatry, professorship at the University of Saskatchewan, and his daily work with patients. We learn of his disillusionment with traditional methods of treating the mentally ill and we share his excitement of discovery as we follow his dramatic case histories, which unfold like detective-stories, as he uncovers the connection between deficiencies in specific vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids and mental illness. Price is $35.00. "

You can purchase the book at the store of Orthomolecular Medicine

Better Health Through Education

Gary Springer,

Founder of Perfect Health Institute

Author of They’re Making You Fat and Sick, It’s Big Business and Big Money

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Dwight C. Lundell, MD Heart Surgeon

If you still thnk cholesterol and saturated fat are causing heart disease, here's what a heart surgeon and co-author of "The Cure for Heart Disease" says about the matter.

Following is the beginning of an article/interview of Dr. Lundell from his website located at ;

Liar, Liar, Hearts on Fire

Is it possible that the low-fat diet was a big fat lie?

The fat content in food continues to decrease. Yet, our belt lines continue to increase. And, heart disease is more prevalent now than ever. Is the low fat diet helping or hindering our national epidemics of heart disease and obesity?

Statistically, the low-fat diet isn’t helping. In fact, it’s making the entire situation worse. The same diet recommendations that have been the focal point of public consensus, numerous fad diet plans, and the foundation of the government’s famous food pyramid is creating a national health crisis.

“Quite frankly, the low-fat diet is a confusing mess,” says Dr. Dwight Lundell, a heart surgeon with more than 25 years of experience and co-author of the new book The Cure for Heart Disease—Unmasking the Real Cause of Heart Disease. “In spite of the fact that there was no initial evidence to support the low-fat theory in the first place, the diet continues to be the focus of the government, the medical establishment, and almost every food manufacturer in this country. The American public is screaming for change. And, instead of looking closely at the low-fat theory and its results on our health—more incidences of heart disease and obesity—we ignorantly continue lowering the fat content of our food supply. The lower it gets, the fatter we become. And, heart disease is out of control.”

So, Americans are consuming less fat, yet the epidemics continue to spiral out of control? What about the good old slogan our mothers would drill into heads at the dinner table, ‘You are what you eat.’ Is that wrong?

“It is wrong,” says Lundell. “Instead of focusing on what we put inside our bodies, we need to focus on what our bodies do with the foods we consume—what happens when those foods enter the metabolic process. When the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) adopted the now famous food pyramid and began a public health campaign to change the diet of America, our nation began to face unimaginable health problems. The low-fat diet is not working. The food pyramid isn’t working. It’s not making our nation thinner and it’s not reducing the incidence of heart disease.”

So, there’s a lot of wishful thinking going on in America today—an obese and unhealthy public is blindly hoping for a possible benefit from the low-fat diet. And, so far, all we’ve seen are negative effects. Nevertheless, the National Institutes of Health, the National Cholesterol Education Program, the American Heart Association, the US Department of Agriculture, and a host of other medical organizations continue to promote and publicize the low-fat diet—even though the health of our nation is in dire need of rescue.

Is this a conspiracy theory? Are they trying to trick us?

“The low-fat diet is not a conspiracy,” says Dr. Lundell. “It’s simply a theory that isn’t based on fact—the entire theory is based on incomplete science. All these groups have good intentions. But, let’s look at the facts. There is no evidence to suggest that low-fat equals lower incidence of heart disease and obesity. In fact, all the evidence points in the opposite direction. So, when will the public, the politicians, the medical organizations, and the food manufacturers start waving their white flags and surrender to real science? I admitted that I was wrong, why can’t they?”

Admitting he was wrong? Dr. Lundell is referring to his own career, and a pesky suspicion that haunted him through more than 25 years of surgical practice and more than 5000 open-heart surgeries.

“There came a point in my career when I realized that everything was backward,” says Dr. Lundell. “Medicine was only treating disease after people had become ill. We know the real cure for heart disease. So, why aren’t we curing it? And, why do we continue to promote the low-fat diet theory? It isn’t helping the situation. In fact, it’s becoming much worse.”

He’s right. More people develop heart disease today than ever before. Every 34 seconds a person in this country dies of a heart attack. And, if you’re curious how many people won’t live to see tomorrow due to a heart attack—2500 Americans die each day. And, as far as reducing our waistlines, obesity rates in the United States remained stable at around 14 or 15% from 1900 to 1980. Since then, the obesity rates have skyrocketed. Today, nearly 60% of the population is overweight or obese

So, is the low-fat diet really just one big fat lie?

“It may sound melodramatic, but I’m a guru of the facts,” says Dr. Lundell. “Study after study has demonstrated the negative effects of consuming high-grain based diets and low-fats. I think it’s about time the American public heard the truth about the low-fat diet. And, I think it’s time that everyone knows, there is a cure for heart disease.”

Dr. Lundell’s new book, The Cure for Heart Disease, co-authored with Todd R. Nordstrom, details the rise of popularity for the low-fat diet—showing exactly how the low-fat diet became public policy and consensus. He also details numerous studies that back his bold statements—denouncing the theory. And, he provides a solution to a problem that medicine has been bumbling with for decades—the elusive cure for heart disease.

“I know it’s a bold statement, saying there is a cure for heart disease,” says Dr. Lundell. “But again, as a former heart surgeon, I look to the facts—this statement is based only on science. We have the cure for heart disease.”

Thank you Dr. Lundell!

Now, if you're still not convinced that your health depends upon learning that saturated fat and cholesterol are not the demons in heart disease, and if you really do care about your health, take the time to read a book or two by authors who are exposing these money making myths for what they are.

Read Dr. Lundell and Todd Norstrom's book, "The Cure for Heart Disease".

Gary Springer,
Author of They're Making You Fat and Sick
Founder of Perfect Health Institute

Friday, May 14, 2010

What are Vitamins? And, How to Find a Good Doctor

When most people hear the word “vitamin” they think of the pills sold in nutrition stores. And, they associate “vitamins” with the controversy over whether or not eating them will prevent or cure disease, whether they will improve health, or, are vitamins simply a waste of money?

Many others think vitamins are just a fad.

But the truth is that “Vitamins are nutrients in fresh food that prevent and cure disease”.

This isn't my definition of a vitamin. For a micro-nutrient found in food to be classified as a vitamin, it must prevent and cure a disease!
Put even more simply, “Vitamins are food required for life”.

The truth is that without vitamins, you will become diseased and die a slow painful death.

The vitamins were discovered one by one as scientists searched for minute quantities of mysterious substances found in fresh foods that were known to prevent and cure many different diseases.

Every historical account ever written about the discovery of vitamins is an account of disease prevention and cure. Search the word “vitamin” in Wikipedia, then scroll down to “history”. The entire section is an account of isolating compounds that prevent different diseases.

Even if you eat plenty of protein, fats, carbohydrates and water, if you stripped all the vitamins from your diet, you will die a slow agonizing death within a few short months.

Even the American Medical Association and the Center for Disease Control acknowledge that Vitamin C prevents and cures scurvy, Vitamin B3 prevents and cures pellagra, Vitamin B1 prevents and cures beriberi, Vitamin B12 prevents and cures pernicious anemia, and Vitamin D prevents and cures rickets.

Yet, despite millions of dollars spent designing new sophisticated drugs in hundreds of modern labs working day after day, the pharmaceutical industry would not dare claim that even one of its expensive patented drugs would prevent and cure any disease!

For several reasons, vitamins, the important substances in food that prevent disease are very difficult to obtain in the diet in sufficient quantities.

The first reason is that there are only very tiny amounts of vitamins even in the freshest of foods.

The second reason is that most vitamins are quickly destroyed by heat during cooking and food processing.

Another is that exposure to oxygen quickly destroys many vitamins.

Also, exposure to toxins in the environment and in food causes the destruction of vitamins within our own bodies, thereby increasing the need for vitamins in modern times above the need for vitamins decades ago.

The food industry destroys so many of the naturally occurring vitamins during food processing that were it not for laws that require the addition of the above mentioned vitamins to processed foods, a scourge of death and disease would sweep across America in a few months.

If you eat the Standard American Diet (SAD) the artificial vitamins added to food are keeping you alive.

The pharmaceutical industry controlled medical schools teach doctors that we get all the vitamins we need in the food we eat. Even though they recognize that the artificial vitamins added to processed foods are at this very moment preventing epidemics of rickets, scurvy, beriberi, pellagra and pernicious anemia, despite thousands of double blind scientific studies that show increased consumption of vitamins will prevent, delay or reduce the rates of diseases that take years to develop, they will not participate in research to determine the optimal levels of
vitamins for prevention of cancer, heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis and many other diseases.

Given the consistent and numerous successes with vitamin therapy by top notch scientists and doctors such as Dr. Linus Pauling, Dr. Ray Strand, Dr. Mercola and hundreds of others, the only possible reason pharmaceutical companies and the American Medical Association refuse to participate in research into the effectiveness of vitamins for prevention of diseases that are rampant in our society is that the purpose of these organizations is profit. They can’t make a single dime on prevention or cure of disease by vitamins because they can’t be patented. In fact, doctors and the pharmaceutical industry rely upon sickness for profit.

Since MD’s are trained in pharmaceutical industry controlled medical schools, trained to sell their expensive patented pills, most don’t have a clue about the thousands of scientific studies conducted that show the powerful disease curing and prevention capacities of vitamins and other natural nutrients.

Now that you know that Vitamins are nutrients in fresh food that prevent and cure disease”, here’s how to find a good doctor:

Print this article and show it to your doctor. If he disagrees with its content, continue presenting it to different doctors until you find one who agrees and admits to the failings of American medicine as described above.

When you find a doctor who agrees with this paper, you will have discovered one who cares enough about his patients to educate him or herself beyond the indoctrination received in western medical school. But, you remain primarily responsible for your own health. So, it’s important to continue reading books, especially those by authors who are critical of American medicine and its recommendations.

To Your Health,

Gary Springer,
Author of They're Making You Fat and Sick
Founder of Perfect Health Institute

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Dr. Uffe Ravnskov, MD, Ph.D.

The next MD Doctor Watch introduces you to is Dr. Uffe Ravnskov, MD, Ph.D..

We open our introduction by presenting a quote that can be interpreted only one way; Cholesterol and saturated fat have nothing to do with heart disease. Dr. Ravnskov says:

“People who avoid all saturated fat and who have low cholesterol become just as atherosclerotic as people who gorge in animal food and whose cholesterol is high.”

Dr Ravnskov said it would take an entire book to explain all the
"inaccuracies, misinterpretations, exaggerations and misleading quotations” needed to support the lie that heart disease is caused by cholesterol and saturated fat.

In 1991 he published the first of many books that do just that. It’s called “The Cholesterol Myths”.

Since he wrote “The Cholesterol Myths”, he has published more than 70 papers further exposing cholesterol-fear for what it really is, a myth.

He is also a member of the International Science Oversight Board, the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids, and is the spokesman for THINCS, The International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics.

In an interview for Health Myths Publishing, Dr Ravnskov in 2005 was asked what causes heart disease. He said:

“Most researchers to-day in this field agree that inflammation of the arterial wall is the start. The crucial question is, what starts the inflammation? As cholesterol has been demonized for so many years we have not been able to clear the blackboard and rethink... all studies of dead people have failed to show an association between their intake of saturated fat, or their serum cholesterol, and the degree of atherosclerosis. People who avoid all saturated fat and who have low cholesterol become just as atherosclerotic as people who gorge in animal food and whose cholesterol is high.”

“Another misconception is that atherosclerosis is a disease. When arteries become inflamed the body immediately starts a repair process to strengthen the vascular wall. Smooth muscle cells proliferate, fibrosis follows, and later, if necessary for further strength, cholesterol and calcium are used for reinforcement. This is in particular important in the coronary arteries because due to the steady movements of the heart and the negative pressure at their outside they have to be stronger than for instance arteries running to the intestines or inside bony channels.

Inflammatory processes go on now and then already from childhood; it is a natural defence mechanism and atherosclerosis should therefore be considered as scars, remnants from a long life's combat with noxious chemicals or microorganisms....I think that the final attack is caused by microorganisms, but this is not the only answer.

Any factor that weakens our immune defense may facilitate the growth of microorganisms, also at the inside of our vessels. These factors may be environmental (toxic compounds) or nutritional. There is much evidence that microorganisms may play a role. I published a review about this issue a few years ago."

Thank you Dr. Ravnskov! Thank you for having the courage to take on those who create myths for money and power even though they cause misery and early death for hundreds of millions of people.

Gary Springer,
Author of They're Making You Fat and Sick
Founder of Perfect Health Institute

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Dr. Linus Pauling

The next man Doctor Watch introduces is consistently considered internationally to be the man who shares with Albert Einstein the distinction of being one of the top two scientists of the twentieth century.

You may consider yourself an informed objective thinker. But, unless you're familiar with the leading roles that Linus Pauling played in science, politics and power in the 20th century, you have not even found one of the largest pieces of the puzzle.

The sooner you're acquainted with the multifaceted work of this genius and the worlds reaction to it, the better you will understand the world.

Everyone knows about Albert Einstein. And, because of his many contributions to science, peace and medicine, everyone should also know Linus Pauling because no one else is ranked nearly as high as these two scientists in the last one hundred years.

But, this is not the case because of Pauling's work against nuclear testing and nuclear proliferation for which he was black-balled by the US government which even revoked his passport to limit his association with other scientists. Ironically, his contributions in this area for which he was awarded his second Nobel Prize may have been his largest contribution to humanity because it expedited international nuclear treaties which may have prevented nuclear war.

The next reason his name isn’t a household word is that to the dissappointment of the pharmaceutical and medical industries working the for-profit business model, he focused his cutting edge scientific genius on understanding the role natural organic compounds played in prevention and cure of disease in what he called, “orthomolecular medicine” which can not be patented. Because all of Pauling's successes would REDUCE the prized profits of conventional medicine, he has been labeled a quack by and the pharmaceutical industry lead medical community.

Linus Pauling is the fourth person we've highlighted at Doctor Watch, but, as the founder of Orthomolecular Medicine, he belongs at the top of the list.

You can enjoy a fascinating journey into the accomplishments of this most amazing man by following this link to Oregon State University's Linus Pauling Institute:

Gary Springer,
Author of They're Making You Fat and Sick
Founder of Perfect Health Institute