Does Homeopathic HCG Work?

While I know a few people who have had success using homeopathic HCG drops, I don’t have enough experience in my practice to comment on its efficacy compared to real HCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin).

I can say that I have had patients come to my practice after having disappointing results with the homeopathic HCG. Patients typically have a greater than 80-90% success rate if they follow the HCG Diet Protocol correctly and follow up with me consistently.

Here are some things to consider with regard to homeopathic HCG:

  • “Homeopathic HCG” is believed to contain the energetic imprint of HCG but does not actually contain HCG. It is made with a minute amount of HCG that is diluted millions of times following homeopathic manufacturing practices.
  • There are many websites that claim to sell oral HCG (which I am able to legally offer to my patients in my medical practice, in addition to injectable HCG, HCG cream, nasal HCG, and HCG tablets) but instead provide homeopathic HCG.
  • One of the most commonly sold brands of homeopathic HCG contains 16% USP Alcohol which would be unacceptable for some people for religious or medical reasons.

I recommend that people find an experienced physician who will do a thorough medical evaluation before prescribing HCG. Although the HCG Diet Protocol is very safe, it does requires close monitoring to ensure optimal results. Another benefit of working with a physician (especially one who holistically oriented) is that other health issues will be recognized and treated as well.

HCG Diet for Skinny People? Does Size 00 Equal Anorexia?

After reading I am down from a size 4-6 to a size 00 a few people sent messages like these:

“This is not good news. A size 4-6 is very small..a double 00 is anorexic and shouldn’t be supported in a clinical environment. Boo”

“Size 00? Sounds TOO THIN to me!”

It is not possible to make an adequate assessment without having evaluated the patient like I have and taking into consideration a patient’s body build, size, and body composition.

In conventional circles patients are not considered medically overweight until their BMI (body mass index) is over 25. Likewise, a person is not considered medically obese until their BMI is over 30. The BMI is determined by dividing a person’s weight (in kilograms) by their height (in meters) squared (kg/m2).

I do not use this definition when I work with my patients. I consider patients obese if they have abnormal fat deposits regardless of their weight.

For example, the small framed patient in the referenced article presented to me 5 feet tall with a weight of 107.2 lbs. Accordingly, her BMI was 21 and she was not able to find any physicians willing to treat her even though she had clear evidence of abnormal fat deposits in the area of her buttocks and her thighs.

Most clinicians with little experience in the evaluation and treatment of obesity would not even consider treating her until she was “medically overweight” at 128 lbs (BMI 25) or “medically obese” at 154 lbs (BMI 30). Why should a patient have to wait so long to qualify for obesity treatment?

This patient had a very good response to the HCG Diet Protocol and quickly lost 17 lbs of abnormal and unwanted fat deposits. This returned her to her normal young adult weight of 90 lbs (BMI 17.6).

Clinical evaluation confirmed that she had maintained her muscle mass and structural fat and she did not look anorexic at all. One of the primary benefits of the HCG Diet Protocol is that it targets the abnormal fat deposits without causing muscle atrophy or disappearance of structural fat in the face and other areas of the body that is typical patients who are anorexic.

It has been my experience that once patients have eliminated the abnormal fat deposits by using the HCG Diet Protocol they will stop losing weight and muscle mass and normal, structural fat are maintained. I have not seen any patients who became anorexic or who developed an anorectic appearance while under my care.

NMT Success: Significant Relief of Headache

This morning a patient presented with an acute onset of a splitting headache, vomiting and diarrhea, muscle aches, restlessness and shakiness. The patient asked for a NeuroModulation Technique session. By the time she contacted me the vomiting had already stopped.

I performed the session using the advanced NMT Treeview software which greatly facilitates the delivery of the NMT pathways.

After I had performed the Consciousness Self Universe Pathway for the patient she reported that the headache which initially had an intensity of 8 on a scale of 10 had subsided to 5 on a scale of 10. Throughout the 30-minute NMT session she felt very relaxed.

The patient slept throughout the remainder of the day and when she woke up in the afternoon the headache had subsided even more and she was much more comfortable. The muscle were much better too. She felt ready to go back to work the next day.

Please go to the NMT website to learn more about NMT or to find a qualified practitioner.

Use of Potentially Harmful Chemicals Kept Secret Under Law

From WashingtonPost.com:

Use of Potentially Harmful Chemicals Kept Secret Under Law

By Lyndsey Layton
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, January 4, 2010; A01

Of the 84,000 chemicals in commercial use in the United States — from flame retardants in furniture to household cleaners — nearly 20 percent are secret, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, their names and physical properties guarded from consumers and virtually all public officials under a little-known federal provision.

The policy was designed 33 years ago to protect trade secrets in a highly competitive industry. But critics — including the Obama administration — say the secrecy has grown out of control, making it impossible for regulators to control potential dangers or for consumers to know which toxic substances they might be exposed to.

At a time of increasing public demand for more information about chemical exposure, pressure is building on lawmakers to make it more difficult for manufacturers to cloak their products in secrecy. Congress is set to rewrite chemical regulations this year for the first time in a generation.

Under the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, manufacturers must report to the federal government new chemicals they intend to market. But the law exempts from public disclosure any information that could harm their bottom line.

Government officials, scientists and environmental groups say that manufacturers have exploited weaknesses in the law to claim secrecy for an ever-increasing number of chemicals. In the past several years, 95 percent of the notices for new chemicals sent to the government requested some secrecy, according to the Government Accountability Office. About 700 chemicals are introduced annually.

Some companies have successfully argued that the federal government should not only keep the names of their chemicals secret but also hide from public view the identities and addresses of the manufacturers.

“Even acknowledging what chemical is used or what is made at what facility could convey important information to competitors, and they can start to put the pieces together,” said Mike Walls, vice president of the American Chemistry Council.

Although a number of the roughly 17,000 secret chemicals may be harmless, manufacturers have reported in mandatory notices to the government that many pose a “substantial risk” to public health or the environment. In March, for example, more than half of the 65 “substantial risk” reports filed with the Environmental Protection Agency involved secret chemicals.

“You have thousands of chemicals that potentially present risks to health and the environment,” said Richard Wiles, senior vice president of the Environmental Working Group, an advocacy organization that documented the extent of the secret chemicals through public-records requests from the EPA. “It’s impossible to run an effective regulatory program when so many of these chemicals are secret.”

Of the secret chemicals, 151 are made in quantities of more than 1 million tons a year and 10 are used specifically in children’s products, according to the EPA.

The identities of the chemicals are known to a handful of EPA employees who are legally barred from sharing that information with other federal officials, state health and environmental regulators, foreign governments, emergency responders and the public.

Last year, a Colorado nurse fell seriously ill after treating a worker involved at a chemical spill at a gas-drilling site. The man, who later recovered, appeared at a Durango hospital complaining of dizziness and nausea. His work boots were damp; he reeked of chemicals, the nurse said.

Two days later, the nurse, Cathy Behr, was fighting for her life. Her liver was failing and her lungs were filling with fluid. Behr said her doctors diagnosed chemical poisoning and called the manufacturer, Weatherford International, to find out what she might have been exposed to.

Weatherford provided safety information, including hazards, for the chemical, known as ZetaFlow. But because ZetaFlow has confidential status, the information did not include all of its ingredients.

Mark Stanley, group vice president for Weatherford’s pumping and chemical services, said in a statement that the company made public all the information legally required.

“It is always in our company’s best interest to provide information to the best of our ability,” he said.

Behr said the full ingredient list should be released. “I’d really like to know what went wrong,” said Behr, 57, who recovered but said she still has respiratory problems. “As citizens in a democracy, we ought to know what’s happening around us.”

The White House and environmental groups want Congress to force manufacturers to prove that a substance should be kept confidential. They also want federal officials to be able to share confidential information with state regulators and health officials, who carry out much of the EPA’s work across the country.

Walls, of the American Chemistry Council, says manufacturers agree that federal officials should be able to share information with state regulators. Industry is also willing to discuss shifting the burden of proof for secrecy claims to the chemical makers, he said. The EPA must allow a claim unless it can prove within 90 days that disclosure would not harm business.

Meanwhile, the Obama administration is trying to reduce secrecy.

A week after he arrived at the agency in July, Steve Owens, assistant administrator for the EPA’s Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, ended confidentiality protection for 530 chemicals. In those cases, manufacturers had claimed secrecy for chemicals they had promoted by name on their Web sites or detailed in trade journals.

“People who were submitting information to the EPA saw that you can claim that virtually anything is confidential and get away with it,” Owens said.

The handful of EPA officials privy to the identity of the chemicals do not have other information that could help them assess the risk, said Lynn Goldman, a former EPA official and a pediatrician and epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

“Maybe they don’t know there’s been a water quality problem in New Jersey where the plant is located, or that the workers in the plant have had health problems,” she said. “It just makes sense that the more people who are looking at it, they’re better able to put one and one together and recognize problems.”

Independent researchers, who often provide data to policymakers and regulators, also have been unable to study the secret chemicals.

Duke University chemist Heather Stapleton, who researches flame retardants, tried for months to identify a substance she had found in dust samples taken from homes in Boston.

Then, while attending a scientific conference, she happened to see the structure of a chemical she recognized as her mystery compound.

The substance is a chemical in “Firemaster 550,” a product made by Chemtura Corp. for use in furniture and other products as a substitute for a flame retardant the company had quit making in 2004 because of health concerns.

Stapleton found that Firemaster 550 contains an ingredient similar in structure to a chemical — Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, or DEHP — that Congress banned last year from children’s products because it has been linked to reproductive problems and other health effects.

Chemtura, which claimed confidentiality for Firemaster 550, supplied the EPA with standard toxicity studies. The EPA has asked for additional data, which it is studying.

“My concern is we’re using chemicals and we have no idea what the long-term effects might be or whether or not they’re harmful,” said Susan Klosterhaus, an environmental scientist at the San Francisco Estuary Institute who has published a journal article on the substance with Stapleton.

Chemtura officials said in a written statement that even though Firemaster 550 contains an ingredient structurally similar to DEHP does not mean it poses similar health risks.

They said the company strongly supports keeping sensitive business information out of public view. “This is essential for ensuring the long-term competitiveness of U.S. industry,” the officials said in the statement.

Staff researcher Madonna Lebling contributed to this report.

How Safe Are Bioidentical Hormones?

Bioidentical hormones therapy is safe as long as the amounts of hormones used and the levels of hormones in the body are carefully monitored. I recommend the Wiley Protocol, which uses bioidentical estradiol and progesterone in a rhythm that mimics the cyclical fluctuation of hormone levels that we see in healthy young women.

The word bioidentical means that the hormones are exactly the same as the hormones that the human body produces. Bioidentical hormones include estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol, human growth hormone, thyroxine (T4), and triiodothyronine (T3). I don’t recommend non-bioidentical chemicals such as medroxyprogesterone and norgestimate because they are not produced by the human body and because they have known side effects such as cancer, hypertension, depression, and fluid retention. They are more appropriately referred to hormone disrupting chemicals.

Can bioidentical hormone replacement therapy be used in “asymptomatic perimenopausal or postmenopausal women”?

Yes, they can. Not all women experience hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, or any of the other classical symptoms of perimenopause. However, sometimes there more subtle changes that occur. These may include decline in memory (“senior moments”), decreased libido or sexual satisfaction, skin changes, hair changes, vaginal dryness, and loss of sense of feminity.

There are two main reasons for recommending bioidentical hormone replacement therapy: 1) Relief of symptoms, 2) Reduction of disease risk. We know that properly dosed and monitored bioidentical hormone replacement is a safe and effective therapy for relieving symptoms of perimenopause. We also know that the risk for heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s disease increases as people get older and their hormones levels decline. Young people with high hormone levels tend to be at very low risk for these health conditions. There are indications that bioidentical hormone replacement may reduce the risk for developing such health problems and allow people to have a better quality of life.

For how long can bioidentical hormone replacement therapy be used?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can be used for as long as a patient desires. Suzanne Somers is 63 years old and is using the bioidentical Wiley Protocol hormone replacement regimen. She takes very good care of herself in many different ways and it shows! She intends to use this therapy for as long as she lives. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can be stopped at any time. This will return the patient to their previous (usually) hormone deficient state.

Does bioidentical hormone replacement therapy increase the risk of cancer?

I have not seen any evidence that it does. Bioidentical hormones such as estradiol and progesterone are a normal part of the human body. Why would the human body produce messenger chemicals that are carcinogenic? I believe that bioidentical hormones are as safe as water as long as they are dosed and monitored correctly. At least 70% of our bodies consists of water. Are we demanding proof or double blind, randomized, placebo controlled studies to prove that water does not cause cancer?

On the other hand, we know that the Women’s Health Initiative Study showed that women using a combination of non-bioidentical chemicals (Premarin and Provera) had an increased risk of heart disease, blood clots, stroke, and breast cancer. These women did NOT receive hormone replacement therapy. Instead they were drugged with chemicals that are not normally found in the  human body.

Why Pediatricians Miss Vaccine Injuries, Including Autism

It is a shame that most physicians do not take the time to perform a detailed pre-vaccination neurological examination and a post-vaccination neurological examination and simply assume that the benefits of vaccinations outweigh their risks. Countless children’s lives are being jeopardized if physicians don’t simply do what they are trained to do.

In many offices physicians see at least 4 to 6 patients per hour and they don’t take the time to do a thorough review of the patient’s medical, neurological, developmental, and behavioral history, and they don’t perform and document a detailed physical examination. It is assumed that vaccinations are safe and therefore no follow up evaluations are performed at weekly or monthly intervals, as appropriate, depending on the patient’s response.

Another contributing factor is the lack of continuity of care because patients are often seen by different physicians when they come to the office.

Many of the signs and symptoms that patients may develop after vaccinations are often nonspecific and it is difficult to pinpoint a cause unless detailed medical records are available. Because of that the exact causes of health concerns such as asthma, eczema, behavioral abnormalities, speech delays, and learning difficulties often remain unknown.

Doctors often spend little time with their patients when they come in for a consultation. Generally, vaccinations are given by nurses who are not trained to recognize those health conditions that may put patients at risk for adverse vaccine reactions. Any adverse reactions that patients do develop such as severe pain at the injection site and systemic symptoms such as fever are often considered normal. Doctors don’t generally recognize that these are indications that the body is being injured by the vaccines.

Finally, a disincentive is that doctors may not get reimbursed by insurance companies for taking the time to do really good assessments of their patients before and after vaccinations.

NMT Success: Affective States Pathway for Depression and History of Abuse

Over the years NeuroModulation Technique (NMT), a cutting edge method of energy medicine, has become an important part of my practice. This 56 year old patient had previously started bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and nutritional therapies in my office. After having had a series of sessions of NeuroEmotional Technique (NET) with a different practitioner, she decided to start NeuroModulation Technique. Her chief complaints were severe anxiety and depression, chronic fatigue, and trauma related to parental neglect, sexual molestation, and abusive experiences at school. Here are excerpts from an e-mail that she wrote to me after two NMT sessions in which we used the Affective States Pathway. This is one of the newest NMT protocols which has been shown to help patients with both emotional and physical complaints.

“Yes, I’m feeling much better. The NMT is a lasting thing and I need to come back for additional treatments. […]

Thank you so much for your continued help!! You really pulled me out of a very bad spot through NMT. I don’t think I will ever be able to thank you enough! It’s like I fell into a deep black hole and God used you to pull me out of it (I have a ways to go, but wow, what a difference).”

Please view the related posts my website or go to Dr. Leslie Feinberg’s NMT website to learn more about NMT or to find a qualified practitioner.

The Dr. Oz Bait for Vaccines: Why Did He Do It?

From Mercola.com:

Dr. Mehmet Oz, talk show host and Vice-Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University is perhaps one of the most well-known doctors in the U.S.

During a recent episode on his talk show, a Walgreens pharmacist gave Dr. Oz a flu shot — which was also given to everyone in his studio audience.

He states that he’s been getting the seasonal flu vaccine every year for about ten years.

But what you didn’t see in that clip was Dr. Oz stating that when it comes to the swine flu shot, neither his wife nor his four children will get the vaccine (although he will get that one too). This comes up during interviews on both Fox News and CNN, shown in the two videos above.

It’s amazing how many doctors have been hoodwinked into believing that the flu shot is a necessity.

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Why are Monsanto Insiders Now Appointed to Protect Your Food Safety?

From Mercola.com:

Clearly, Monsanto — the world leader in genetic modification of seeds — has worked its way into varying high-level positions in the U.S. government. There are other less noticeable connections too, such as Sharon Long, a former member of Monsanto’s board of directors who was part of Obama’s scientific advisory team during the election/campaign.

Monsanto is a very dark cloud hanging over the future of health and food safety in the United States. This powerful entity has already managed so many reprehensible acts it boggles the mind, including:

  • Leading the world into a new age of potentially hazardous genetic modification of seeds.
  • Patenting not only their own GMO seeds, but also a huge number of crop seeds, patenting life forms for the first time — without a vote of the people or Congress.
  • Not allowing farmers to save their seeds to replant the next year — a practice that has been done for generations. Instead, they aggressively seek out and sue farmers they suspect of doing so.
  • Suing farmers who have not been able to prevent the inevitable drift of Monsanto’s GE pollen or seed onto their land for patent infringement!
  • Producing two of the most toxic substances ever known — polychlorinated biphenyls, known as PCBs, and dioxin (Agent Orange).

Perhaps their biggest assault to your food supply already is what’s known as terminator technology. These are seeds that have been genetically modified to “self-destruct.” In other words, the seeds  (and the forthcoming crops) are sterile, which means farmers must buy them again each year.

The implications that terminator seeds could have on the world’s food supply are disastrous: the traits from genetically engineered crops can get passed on to other crops. Once the terminator seeds are released into a region, the trait of seed sterility could be passed to other non-genetically-engineered crops, making most or all of the seeds in the region sterile.

If allowed to continue, every farmer in the world could come to rely on Monsanto for their seed supply!

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NMT Success Story: Miraculous Recovery From Narcolepsy

Here is a wonderful testimonial from Vicky Radel who is an NMT Practitioner who uses the NMT Treeview system. NMT Treeview is a software program that I also use in my office. It makes the delivery of NMT a lot easier and much more powerful.

From: Vicky Radel

Dear NMT practitioners,

A note of encouragement. Below is a testimonial written by the mother of a patient of mine. The first treatment (in May) was focused on narcolepsy as well as dyslexia, light sensitivity and anxiety. I use Treeview. OHI had to do with PATSI, pathways were PEP, and SMP focused on narcolepsy. He received an MP3 of the treatment . I have struggled with my confidence in using SMP (mother of all pathways as it is sometimes called) So I was actually quite surprised by the amazing results from this visit.
I feel another factor was the young mans attitude. He said to me “I knew my mother would find something to heal this” and he did not engage in the thought of it being incurable.
Since then we have done an additional 4 treatments always using OHI adjustments as well as the following pathways; ISIP(2),CSP(2),SSRP,NRRARP,ASNP(2), ASTP,TP,AP(2),CSUP,TTP,and TRP I am currently treating him by phone monthly . He is adjusting well to college and reports doing “great”.
the following is a letter from his mother.

Vicky Radel



NMT cured our son’s narcolepsy

NMT caused a miraculous recovery from narcolepsy for our 18-year-old son four months ago, amazingly after only one treatment. Here is our story: Our son, whom I’ll call Dan, then 18, was often “too sleepy to drive” and was beginning to fall asleep in class and when he sat in an easy chair to read. He had a difficult time waking up in the morning (an understatement) and seemed tired much of the time. We chalked all this up to typical teenage sleep habits until an EEG at an academic testing center was abnormal and a sleep study was recommended.
In November 2008, when Dan was 18, he had a comprehensive sleep study that included an overnight sleep center stay and four naps the following day. The neurologist said the “definitive” diagnosis was narcolepsy, which is “incurable” and Dan would need to take medication to stay awake during the day. He said medication to cause deep sleep is sometimes required, he hesitates to give that drug to teens. Dan had abnormal sleep cycles during the night and had fallen into REM sleep immediately during the naps at the lab, which clinched the diagnosis.
On the way home from the neurologist, I told Dan not to believe anything the doctor said about “having this the rest of your life” because we would find something that cured or helped narcolepsy in alternative medicine or somewhere. As a result of my response, Dan did not even look narcolepsy up on the internet, which I thought was a little strange for a very bright, inquisitive teen.
Dan began taking the drug Provigil, which helped with the daytime sleepiness and did not seem to have side effects, but he still did not get quality sleep at night and waking up took great effort. Meanwhile I searched the internet for days and and found a rather odd YouTube video by a young man who claimed that NMT plus a gluten-free diet cured his narcolepsy. When I looked up NMT and then searched for a practitioner in the Minneapolis, Minn., area, I found Vicky Radel, who also had training in Bioset (which had cured some of my allergies) and Spring Forest Qigong (which I practice). I decided to be the guinea pig and took one treatment a month from Vicky for three or four months with good results before having my son to take his first treatment in mid-May 2009.
Four days after the first treatment, Dan announced that he felt good when he got out of bed and did not think he needed to take his Provigil. I suggested he take a half dose a day to make sure he made it through final exams that next week. He has not taken any medication in the four months since, sleeps well and feels better than he has in many months. He is now 19, has been a college student at a rigorous private college for a month and has no sleep issues. He continues to take an NMT treatment each month and believes NMT is helping him no longer crave sweets or feel addicted to computer-related activities. And he believes his narcolepsy is gone forever.
Only recently did Dan look at the YouTube video that caused me to try NMT. He wondered why such an odd video even caused me to check out NMT. But I was leaving no stone unturned to find a cure.  My husband, son and I expected NMT to help but we were shocked that Dan seemed to be cured after only one treatment. We’d like to say thanks to the NMT founder, researchers, Vicky and the young man who put his story on YouTube. (Note: Stanford University discovered this past year that narcolepsy is an autoimmune illness, which does not surprise us.)

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