25 April 2003

It's pollen season again and two of the worst cities in the U.S. today are Hartford and Providence. I'm a little further north in the Boston area with a high count today in zip code 02144. Since I am about to practice for a 5K run, I tested on my deck and found only one offending pollen with frequency 484857. Using my FSCAN I entered the frequency with a wobble of 7 around the primary frequency. After putting the FSCAN leads under the input well of my BioPhoton Integrator to broadcast the frequency to me while running, I headed out the door. My heart rate was a little higher than normal for the first 10 minutes of the run, then stabilizes. When I returned, there was not a trace of active pollen in my system. The frequencies had killed the pollens as they entered my system.

This is yet another example that shows pollen allergies are the result of pollen organisms growing in the body. Your body provides an excellent immune response to try to kill the pollen organisms. Unfortunately, the immune response is ineffective in people with chronic allergies. The FSCAN takes the place of your immune system and makes short work of the pollens. If you are allergic to just about all pollens like I am, this is a true miracle of modern technology. Unfortunately, to conventional medicine, this is viewed as science fiction. Since I'd rather be healed than be believed, I fired my Harvard trained allergist 10 years ago and radically improved my health as a result. Caveat: This is not a recommendation to fire your allergist. You must be able to do a better job of healing yourself than your allergist and prove it conclusively before you adopt a new strategy. If you can't demonstrate your healing capability to your allergist via lab tests, stick with conventional medicine.

24 April 2003

Yet Another Reason Not to Take Prozac

Scientists find Prozac 'link' to brain tumours
By Steve Connor Science Editor
26 March 2002

Scientists have discovered that Prozac, the antidepressant taken by millions of people around the world, may stimulate the growth of brain tumours by blocking the body's natural ability to kill cancer cells.

21 April 2003

Medical Error: 25% of the time, the drug your physician prescribes for you will harm you

I've always recommended that no drugs be taken without the patient personally reading the Physicians Desk Reference and understanding side effects and contraindications. The New England Journal of Medicine just published an article on outpatient medication errors which appear to be four times more prevalent than inpatient medication errors. Since we kill over 100,000 people a year with inpatient medications, the deaths due to outpatient medications could be much larger, although none of the serious adverse events in this study were fatal or life threatening.

Adverse Drug Events in Ambulatory Care

Tejal K. Gandhi, M.D., M.P.H., Saul N. Weingart, M.D., Ph.D., Joshua Borus, B.A., Andrew C. Seger, R.Ph., Josh Peterson, M.D., Elisabeth Burdick, M.S., Diane L. Seger, R.Ph., Kirstin Shu, B.A., Frank Federico, R.Ph., Lucian L. Leape, M.D., and David W. Bates, M.D.


Background: Adverse events related to drugs occur frequently among inpatients, and many of these events are preventable. However, few data are available on adverse drug events among outpatients. We conducted a study to determine the rates, types, severity, and preventability of such events among outpatients and to identify preventive strategies.

Methods: We performed a prospective cohort study, including a survey of patients and a chart review, at four adult primary care practices in Boston (two hospital-based and two community-based), involving a total of 1202 outpatients who received at least one prescription during a four-week period. Prescriptions were computerized at two of the practices and handwritten at the other two.

Results: Of the 661 patients who responded to the survey (response rate, 55 percent), 162 had adverse drug events (25 percent; 95 percent confidence interval, 20 to 29 percent), with a total of 181 events (27 per 100 patients). Twenty-four of the events (13 percent) were serious, 51 (28 percent) were ameliorable, and 20 (11 percent) were preventable. Of the 51 ameliorable events, 32 (63 percent) were attributed to the physician's failure to respond to medication-related symptoms and 19 (37 percent) to the patient's failure to inform the physician of the symptoms.

The medication classes most frequently involved in adverse drug events were selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (10 percent), beta-blockers (9 percent), angiotensin-converting–enzyme inhibitors (8 percent), and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory agents (8 percent). On multivariate analysis, only the number of medications taken was significantly associated with adverse events.

Conclusions: Adverse events related to drugs are common in primary care, and many are preventable or ameliorable. Monitoring for and acting on symptoms are important. Improving communication between outpatients and providers may help prevent adverse events related to drugs.

18 April 2003

SARS Update: What Works - Latest Update

After treating two volunteers for a week, I identified the last remaining fragments of the offending organisms. As soon as these were treated, all trace of SARS was eliminated. Daily treatments for 10 days are recommended. Testing and retreating every fews days to a week thereafter is recommended. This is a persistent infection and some of it will hang around for a while, even without any clinical symptoms.

SARS appears to be an an infection by three organisms, a parasite, a corona virus, and a metapneumovirus. The parasite appears to be the transmitting agent carrying the two viruses. It also appears that if the parasite infection grows rapidly in an individual, it (1) makes them more infective than others, and/or (2) depresses their immune system allowing the viruses to proliferate more rapidly causing higher risk of death.

This could be the reason that only those over 40 are at higher risk of death and that death occurs primarily in healthy people over 40. People are more susceptible to parasite infections as they age and even if you are healthy, this parasite can suppress your immune system and allow rapid proliferation of the viruses. Both the parasite and viruses are nasty and can cause pain where there is an infection. This seems to occur primarily in the lung, sinuses, and lymph nodes. However, the parasite gets into the blood stream and can travel anywhere in the body.

Oscillicoccinum 200C will help control proliferation of the viruses in the early stages. I've always argued that this homeopathic remedy would prevent most flu deaths and I believe it could prevent most SARS deaths.

The F100 program I am using successfully to deal with several cases, including animals who can be infected by the parasite transmitted from people, is:

label start
dwell 14
duty 10
converge 7 1
pulse 64 75
9563 6157 5513 3735 1559 #SARS parasite frequencies
33566 255616 #SARS corona virus and metapneumovirus
1556 2286 5763 8015 #SARS viral fragments
162 563 5613 5235 #SARS remaining fragments
goto start

I run this cycle until I no longer get a positive reading for any of the frequencies and all symptoms are gone. It needs to be repeated daily for 10 days.

The acid test is whether this is repeatable by others. Two individuals have already had significant success. Let me know if you find these frequencies useful.

17 April 2003

Mediation Error: Half of Intravenous Drug Doses are Wrong

Ethnographic study of incidence and severity of intravenous drug errors.
Taxis K, Barber N.
Department of Practice and Policy, School of Pharmacy, University of London, London WC1 1AX.

OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence and clinical importance of errors in the preparation and administration of intravenous drugs and the stages of the process in which errors occur.
DESIGN: Prospective ethnographic study using disguised observation.
PARTICIPANTS: Nurses who prepared and administered intravenous drugs.
SETTING: 10 wards in a teaching and non-teaching hospital in the United Kingdom.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Number, type, and clinical importance of errors. RESULTS: 249 errors were identified. At least one error occurred in 212 out of 430 intravenous drug doses (49%, 95% confidence interval 45% to 54%). Three doses (1%) had potentially severe errors, 126 (29%) potentially moderate errors, and 83 (19%) potentially minor errors. Most errors occurred when giving bolus doses or making up drugs that required multiple step preparation.
CONCLUSIONS: The rate of intravenous drug errors was high. Although most errors would cause only short term adverse effects, a few could have been serious. A combination of reducing the amount of preparation on the ward, training, and technology to administer slow bolus doses would probably have the greatest effect on error rates.

14 April 2003

New York Times: Are Internet Adds Taking Advantage of SARS Epidemic

While internet ads are definitely taking advantage of the SARS epidemic, the logic used to criticize some ads leave something to be desired. For example, some people do get infected with SARS and their immune system kills or suppresses it with no clinical symptomology. You die from SARS because your immune system cannot fend off the onslaught of the corona virus, the metapneumovirus, and a suspected parasite infection simultaneously. The inability of the immune system to deal with the viruses causes the lungs to fill up until you can't breath any more. Then body systems start shutting down. There are plenty of radiology images in the literature that graphically show this happening.

Virtually all deaths from SARS occur in people over 40, some of them in good health. This is the age when the immune system begins to start degrading noticeably.

Since there is (apparently) no conventional treatment for SARS, the only cure for SARS accepted by conventional medicine is your own immune system and strengthening your immune system should be the top priority for anyone concerned about SARS, particularly if they are over 40, and even if they are (apparently) healthy. This is effectively done by a good exercise program and nutritional supplements. There are literally thousands of papers in the leading medical journals that support this statement.

The Life Extension Foundation provides a good review of the literature for documented effects of nutritional supplements and exercise on enhancements to the immune system. If you read it carefully, you will know more than most physicians. Even if your physician is familiar with this literature, you are not likely to get a recommendation to follow the advice in the literature. For example, surveys have shown that about 80% of cardiologists take Vitamin E supplements, whereas virtually none of them recommend Vitamin E to their patients. It is clear why cardiologists take Vitamin E. The large Harvard epidemiologic studies show significantly reduced heart disease in people who take Vitamin E supplements. It is not so clear why your cardiologist will not mention Vitamin E to you in most cases. The FDA has created an atmosphere of fear in the physician community that prevents them from recommending what articles in the leading medical journals demonstrate to be excellent treatment. Therefore, your health is at risk if you do not read the medical literature yourself.

However, there is a possible convention treatment for SARS. The Life Extension Foundation reports: "The U.S. government has released information stating that there is no effective treatment for SARS, yet the Chinese report excellent results using the drug ribavirin (sold in the United States under the brand name Rebetol®). According to Hong Kong health officials, at least 90 percent of patients treated with ribavirin have recovered." Check out the Life Entension Foundation Protocol.

As for beta glucan mention by the New York Times, it will help your immune system but not as much as Transfer Factor Plus (which contains some beta glucan as a component). An individual with SARS reported some relief with Transfer Factor Plus. In any event, you can check out the New York Times article below.

Internet Ads Promising Cures or Protection
By MELODY PETERSEN, New York Times 14 Apr 2003

Young Again Nutrients, which also advertises on the Internet, says its supplement, Beta Glucan, can bolster the immune system and help protect against SARS.

"We're just saying that a strong immune system is your best defense," said John Livingston, the company's chief executive.

But Dr. Turner said the company's advertising claims were speculative. He said it was not clear that the product would actually strengthen the immune system, and if it did, whether that would even help against SARS. People do not become infected with SARS, he said, because their immune systems are weak.

13 April 2003

SARS: Human metapneumovirus

The SARS caronavirus with frequency 33566 is associated with the metapneumovirus shown above from the University of Iowa Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases. I've now seen the frequency for both of these viruses in multiple individuals. The metapneumovirus frequency is 255616.

The good news is that these frequencies appear to be stable across individuals and do not break into reconstituting fragments like a flu virus. The bad news is that they are likely to be spread by a parasite infection. This would be consistent with the droplet exposure phenomenon of SARS and the fact that certain individuals spread the virus more than others. I have seen more and more lung and throat parasite infections that spread viruses via a parasite in droplets after coughing or sneezing. The SARS infection is characterized by a dry cough which is common in a lung infection with a microscopic parasite. The deadly infections are likely a combination of parasite and the two viruses above. Those that die are likely to be more infectious because they probably have a severe parasite infection along with the viral infection.

I have killed a parasite infection in a person that tested negative for SARS frequencies. After killing the parasite, the individual tested positive for SARS frequencies. It was a light infection which was knocked out in a few minutes indicating it was probably released by dead parasites. This is typical of the Herxheimer effect that is seen when killing parasites.

By parasite, I mean a multicelled creature with four stages of its life cycle. The adult lays eggs which then grow through two larval stages. Each life cycle stage has a different frequency and all stages must be killed simultaneously to cure the parasite infection. The medical community is notoriously inept at identifying parasite infections. The leading parasitology lab in the country will only test stools samples (some of the worst parasite infections are in the brain), and only for certain well known parasite infections like Giardia. Even when identified, the conventional treatment for parasites has many negative side effects and does not eliminate all the parasites in the body in most cases. I have treated many people with residual Giardia infections, for example.

12 April 2003

SARS: The Frequencies: Latest Update

Coronavirus as a possible cause of severe acute respiratory syndrome
J S M Peiris, S T Lai, L L M Poon, Y Guan, L Y C Yam, W Lim, J Nicholls, W K S Yee, W W Yan, M T Cheung, V C C Cheng, K H Chan, D N C Tsang, R W H Yung, T K Ng, K Y Yuen, and members of the SARS study group
The Lancet Volume 361, Number 9365, 12 April 2003

Background: An outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) has been reported in Hong Kong. We investigated the viral cause and clinical presentation among 50 patients.

Methods: We analysed case notes and microbiological findings for 50 patients with SARS, representing more than five separate epidemiologically linked transmission clusters. We defined the clinical presentation and risk factors associated with severe disease and investigated the causal agents by chest radiography and laboratory testing of nasopharyngeal aspirates and sera samples. We compared the laboratory findings with those submitted for microbiological investigation of other diseases from patients whose identity was masked.

Findings: Patients' age ranged from 23 to 74 years. Fever, chills, myalgia, and cough were the most frequent complaints. When compared with chest radiographic changes, respiratory symptoms and auscultatory findings were disproportionally mild. Patients who were household contacts of other infected people, and had older age, lymphopenia, and liver dysfunction were associated with severe disease. A virus belonging to the family Coronaviridae was isolated from two patients. By use of serological and reverse-transcriptase PCR specific for this virus, 45 of 50 patients with SARS, but no controls, had evidence of infection with this virus.

Interpretation: A coronavirus was isolated from patients with SARS that might be the primary agent associated with this disease. Serological and molecular tests specific for the virus permitted a definitive laboratory diagnosis to be made and allowed further investigation to define whether other cofactors play a part in disease progression.

A lot of people have been asking me about the possible frequency of SARS. A picture of the suspected virus above is from an unkown web site. Let me know if you know the link. There are a number of additional photos that can be found on the CDC briefing site.

On further analysis, the frequency of the virus in the all of the photos appears to be 33566. This is a nasty bug that is atypical of most viral diseases I encounter and may not respond to usual complementary treatments. It is associated with another virus with frequency 255616 which may be a metapneumovirus.

It would be extremely wise to take large amounts of Transfer Factor Plus as I believe this will at least slow the progression of the disease. Time of initial treatment with an FSCAN should be at least one hour and 15 minutes and treatment would probably need to be repeated for several days to eliminate symptoms. Any fragmentation of the virus would need to be detected, along with appropriate frequencies for elimination.

Current testing indicates that Oscillicoccinum may affect these viruses. This should be taken immediately as recommended by the manufacturer to see if it is effective.

That's my best guess from available information and it should serve as a good starting point for a DIRP scan with an FSCAN.

WHO doctor dies of respiratory disease
From the International Desk of United Press International
Published 3/29/2003 8:28 PM

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 29 (UPI) -- Carlo Urbani, the Italian doctor who first identified a new deadly respiratory illness has himself died of the disease, the World Health Organization said Saturday.

Urbani, who detected the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS, was 46.

"Carlo Urbani's death saddens us all deeply at WHO," Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, WHO's director-general said in a statement. "His life reminds us again of our true work in public health. Today, we should all pause for a moment and remember the life of this outstanding physician."

11 April 2003

Facing Reality: Many simple and effective cures for complex diseases are ignored by medical science

Medical resistance to innovation
Forman R.
Med Hypotheses 1981 Aug;7(8):1009-17

A certain amount of resistance to new ideas is normal and functional in science providing the innovations have a means of being tested. A number of differences between medicine and pure science are noted which can result in some medical innovations being ignored or rejected without an adequate assessment. Historical and current instances of resistance to innovation are given. Social-organizational factors in medicine appear to favor the acceptance of theoretically glamorous, pharmaceutical, and high technology innovations over simpler and less profitable ones.

First Do No Harm (1997)

Based on a true story that's both inspirational and devastating, First Do No Harm stars Meryl Streep as a mother who goes to extraordinary lengths to help find a cure for her epileptic son. When the family's insurance runs out, Streep immerses herself in medical research. In a last-ditch effort to save her son, she takes him to Baltimore for a controversial treatment.

Efficacy of the ketogenic diet for infantile spasms
Kossoff EH, Pyzik PL, McGrogan JR, Vining EP, Freeman JM.
Department of Neurology, Pediatric Epilepsy Center, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. ekossoff@jhmi.edu
Pediatrics 2002 May;109(5):780-3

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine whether the ketogenic diet is safe, well-tolerated, and efficacious in the treatment of infantile spasms.
METHODS: During a 4-year period, 23 children with infantile spasms, aged 5 months to 2 years, were started on the ketogenic diet; 9 (39%) had symptomatic infantile spasms, and 16 (70%) had hypsarrhythmia. Children had an average prediet exposure to 3.3 anticonvulsants. Two children were enrolled before any medication had been tried. Seizure reduction was analyzed retrospectively, using parent reports and electroencephalograms (EEGs) when available.
RESULTS: At 3, 6, 9, and 12 months, 38%, 39%, 53%, and 46%, respectively, of all patients currently on the diet were >90% improved (3 were seizure-free at 12 months); 67%, 72%, 93%, and 100% were >50% improved. Fifty-six percent remained on the diet at 12 months, 46% of whom were >90% improved and 100% were >50%. Fifty percent of those with hypsarrhythmia and follow-up EEGs had EEG improvement. Fifty-seven percent had their medications reduced or discontinued by 12 months. Fifty-seven percent had improvement in development, which was correlated with seizure control. Independent factors that predicted improvement included age younger than 1 year and previous exposure to 3 or fewer anticonvulsants. No child has died, and 7 children had diet-related adverse reactions (nephrolithiasis, gastroesophageal reflux).
DISCUSSION: The ketogenic diet is a safe, well-tolerated, and possibly effective potential alternative to other therapies for infantile spasms.

Kudos to Thomas Levy, MD, JD for putting this together in his book Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, & Toxins. "Sadly, it would seem that many pediatricians and pediatric neurologists do not know what is in the most current issues of their primary and specialty journals."

06 April 2003

Latest SARS evidence

SARS almost certainly caused by new type of coronavirus — diagnostic tests being prepared.
By Robert Walgate, April 4, 2003

The outbreak of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) that originated in China is, with "95–97% certainty," caused by a completely new type of coronavirus, according to Julie Hall, who is responsible for the World Health Organization's Global Alert, Response and Operations Network.

The new virus diverges by 50–60% from the three known groups of coronavirus, but that is typical of the variation between coronavirus groups, according to Stephan Günther of the Bernhard Nocht Institute of Tropical Medicine in Hamburg. Günther works with Christian Drosten, who along with researchers in several other laboratories has identified the coronavirus in SARS patients. The Scientist asked Günther if it could be a previously unknown animal virus. "The origin is completely unclear because no other coronavirus is closely related," he said.