28 May 2006

Evidence-based medicine? Not so much.


Health Affairs, 24, no. 2 (2005): 562-563
doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.24.2.562

© 2005 by Project HOPE

Book Reviews

Is Evidence-Based Medicine Evidence Based?


Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine
by John Abramson
(New York: HarperCollins, 2004), 352 pp., $24.95


According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, of the 2.4 million U.S. deaths in 2000, 400,000 were associated with unhealthy diet and lack of physical activity. These are deaths related to the particular way in which civilization has "progressed" upon this planet: high-fat, high-carbohydrate fast foods devoid of fruits and vegetables; a vast multitude of automobiles that make self-propulsion (walking) obsolete as a standard life routine; and couch-potato-creating television sets that not only replace the neighborhood kickball game and hide-and-seek activities that amused me when I was a kid, but also badger us to purchase those same automobiles and eat those same fast foods.

How has the trillion-dollar-plus enterprise we call the health care system responded to this pervasive undermining of our health? By offering more inventions, which—like those cars, fast-food chains, and TV sets—are capable of making money for a small stratum of society. Instead of approaching the health effects of modern civilization through community-wide and public health interventions—banning cars and creating greenbelts within cities, spending more dollars on health education than the food industry spends on advertising, and creating more neighborhood physical activity programs than the auto industry creates cars—we have chosen to address those 400,000 deaths with a few rushed minutes in a sterile exam room populated by a highly trained physician, a passive patient, and a prescription pad.

John Abramson is a physician who spent more than twenty years in those exam rooms, filling out thousands of those prescription pads. But something happened to him that, sadly, happens to few physicians. He began to study epidemiology and research methodology, expanding his viewpoint from a close-up focus on the individual patient to a panorama of the entire population. Carefully reviewing the research literature, he found that spin doctors had been doctoring the evidence. The conclusions he reached from his careful literature review differed from the conclusions published by the authors of the universally accepted clinical practice guidelines—the "evidence-based medicine"—that are the yardsticks against which physicians’ quality of care is measured...



Overdosed America presents a strong indictment of the evidence that dictates medical practice, a challenge that is credible only because Abramson backs up his statements with detailed analyses of the prevailing evidence. It is beyond the purview of this review to judge whether each of Abramson’s conclusions are scientifically and statistically valid. What can be said, however, is that the seriousness with which he explores clinical issues merits a major debate on those issues within the world’s leading medical journals—untainted by the almost ubiquitous monetary distortions...

Why this lengthy exposition of a clinical issue in a health policy book review? Because readers who might be inclined to view Overdosed America as simply another in the growing number of diatribes against drug companies should be aware that this book makes its arguments in a detailed, well-referenced manner. Moreover, responsibility for the overdosing of America goes far beyond the drug industry, resting equally with the nation’s physicians. I beg all of my physician colleagues to read this book and to think deeply about how we are practicing our chosen profession.

Thomas Bodenheimer

Editor's Notes

Thomas Bodenheimer (Tbodenheimer@medsch.ucsf.edu) was a private primary care physician for twenty-two years and is now on the faculty of the University of California, San Francisco.

21 May 2006

Lyme Frequency Set Version 4.2

Refinement of frequency sets has continued on a daily basis since Release 4.0. Updating these sets has become a major task and can now only be done in increments. This release has a significantly upgraded Rickettsia program as requests have been received for frequencies for this persistent bacteria that gets into cells.

In addition, a scalar octave table has been added for the Rickettsia frequencies. This will allow finding a frequency in the range of any frequency device without doing calculations. For those having difficulty understanding the F165 programming language, please review the section where an F165 program is translated into frequencies for the FSCAN. This, in combination with the Rickettsia scalar octave table will allow creation of programs for any Rife plasma or pad device. As other programs are upgraded at a future date, scalar octave tables will be provided.

All repeat commands have been removed from programs. They may need to be run multiple times. Symptom patterns or some form of kinaesthesiology must be used to determine whether to run them again (muscle testing or a dowsing technique).


Background on the Lyme Frequency Sets

The dark field microscopic photo shows red blood cells (circles), one of the many strains of Lyme parasite (large white object), brucella (small white spots), and one of the crystalline forms of the Lyme mycoplasma (faint thin lines).

A steady stream of email and voice mail asking for frequencies for various pathogens is received by the Frequency Research Foundation on a daily basis. Because Lyme disease is such a major public health problem, the latest frequency sets are published here for a small fee that covers administrative costs for maintaining them. Periodically, they are updated as research progresses. For those who want regular updates to all frequency sets, a subscription fee for 2006 may be selected below.

These frequencies are for research purposes only and may be helpful, harmful, or ineffective depending on how they are used. They are offered as a service for fellow researchers to experiment with at their own risk. Care must used to avoid herxheimer effects or other negative reactions.

There are many Lyme programs that must be used in combination based on findings from research on hundreds of humans and animals in the U.S., Europe, Ukraine, and Russia by multiple researchers who pool their experience. It is a tedious and demanding process to tease apart the frequencies for various organisms, particularly when some of them overlap. Therefore, the frequencies are constantly upgraded based on new research findings. For some background on evolution of these frequencies see: http://www.frequencyfoundation.com/2005/07/update-on-lyme-its-not-just-in-ticks.html

The programs are recommended to be run in the following order:

  • Mycoplasma/Brucella/Visna virus
  • Parasites
  • Bacteria
  • Cells
  • Viruses
  • Proteus mirabilis
  • Gnathastoma spinigerum
  • Rickettsia
Programs are specified in the F100 programming language which is documented at http://www.atelierrobin.net. This is a powerful scripting language for Rife frequencies as it allows careful control of dwell, pulse, and duty cycles. All programs run square waves with a duty cycle of 66.6% to take advantage of harmonics.

Programs run the primary frequency as a carrier wave modulated by scalar octaves of the primary frequency. Those who want to run these frequencies on devices with a limited frequency range should use the scalar octaves generated by the programs. Scalar octaves and how to calculate them are described at:
http://www.frequencyfoundation.com/2006/09/calculating-scalar-octaves-for-rife.html

By the end of 2008 many upgrades to the Lyme frequencies have been created with thousands of new frequencies. See a later posting or subscribe using the button on the left side of this page to get regular updates.

07 May 2006

Dealing With High Pollen Count



High pollen today. The most prominent pollens are maple tree with frequency 476666 (scalar octave 1181.5) and oak at 442444 (scalar octave 1096.7) . Pollens are living organisms. If your immune system kills them quickly, you do not have allergy symptoms. If your immune system is weak, you need a frequency assist to kill them. Most people with allergies have chronic fungus and parasite infections that lower immune response and aggravate symptomology. For best results, these chronic infections must be eliminated as well. In any event, you can run the following program on an F165 and remain symptom free. If you have an ABPA, you can broadcast the frequencies so you do not have to hold on to the electrodes.

#F165 pollen program
label loop
program c
vbackfreq b 0.002478752 0 66.6
vbackfreq a 0.049787068 0 66.6
duty 66.6
dwell 13
converge .0066% 1
442444 #oak
converge .16% 1
476666 #maple
pause 47
goto loop

If you need more or less power you can increase or decrease the "dwell 13" command. This is the number of seconds the frequency is transmitted.

Advanced practitioners should pump up their Chi level. Start with Chi Lel. Lately I have been using high gauss magnetic plates under my feet and magnetic balls in my hands from Peter Ragnar. Using strategies outlined in the "Magus from Java" you can raise your Chi level 20-25 times higher than normal, enhancing your immune system.

When I was out running this morning, I noticed some shortness of breath. I had not checked pollens before I started. Using muscle testing, I identified the maple frequency 476666. I have found that pumping Chi into the affected area while mentally holding the intent of a specific frequency will disable the organism. In this case, it cleared by lungs and sinuses and enhanced my immune system so that I could continuously kill the maple pollen and I was no longer bothered by it.

Ultimately, it is possible to use the information gained by frequency analysis to transcend the need for machines. Once you can do this for yourself you can do it to help others.