To Vaccinate or Not To Vaccinate?

The decision to vaccinate yourself or members of your family should be based on reliable information. Unfortunately, most people, including healthcare professionals, don’t have all the facts or receive only biased information (in favor of vaccinating everybody) and are not aware of the potential dangers and dubious efficacy of many vaccinations.

Here are two examples from my medical practice:

* In 2003 I started evaluating and treating a 4-year-old boy who had been completely normal until age 2 when he received the MMR vaccine and developed symptoms of autism. Fortunately, he responded to treatment with NeuroModulation Technique and improved significantly over the course of one year.

* In 2007 I started treating a 19-year-old man who had been in good health until August 2006, a few weeks before he was scheduled to start college. A physician coaxed him to receive a meningitis vaccine, even though my patient and his parents were against it. He had an immediate adverse reaction and developed numerous health problems and multiple chemical and food sensitivities to the point that he could hardly ingest anything except for water. This young man who stands 6’1″, once weighed 190 lbs and lost 85 lbs.

There are others who had severe vaccine related reactions. Some of these may manifest as severe pain at the site of injection, others may manifest as fever and other systemic symptoms. One of my patients linked the deterioration in her health to receiving the rabies vaccine.

Who knows how many other people there are whose health is compromised because of vaccine related adverse reactions?

I encourage you to educate yourself and to find out if the vaccinations that your doctors are recommending are based on sound science, whether they are safe, or whether the recommendations are based on corporate greed or other reasons that have nothing to do with health.

While some people don’t experience any apparent adverse reactions, it is important to consider that everybody is different and that some people may be more susceptible to experiencing adverse vaccine reactions.

I recommend caution for individuals for whom one or more of the following applies:

  • A history of a severe localized or systemic reaction in response to vaccination.
  • Allergy to any ingredient of a vaccine.
  • Chronic illness.
  • Very young, pregnant, or elderly individuals.
  • Multiple chemical sensitivities.
  • Any health concern that could be related to prior vaccination (e.g., autism, failure to thrive, chronic fatigue).

Many people don’t know that in most states you can legally avoid vaccinations for medical or religious reasons.

Consider that your body is a temple and that it is your responsibility to make sure that nothing harmful enters into it.

Below is a collection of links with more information about vaccine related topics.

The decision to vaccinate yourself or members of your family should be based on reliable information. Unfortunately, most people, including healthcare professionals, don’t have all the facts or receive only biased information (in favor of vaccinating everybody) and are not aware of the potential dangers and dubious efficacy of many vaccinations.

Here are two examples from my medical practice:

* In 2003 I started evaluating and treating a 4-year-old boy who had been completely normal until age 2 when he received the MMR vaccine and developed symptoms of autism. Fortunately, he responded to treatment with NeuroModulation Technique and improved significantly over the course of one year.

* In 2007 I started treating a 19-year-old man who had been in good health until August 2006, a few weeks before he was scheduled to start college. A physician coaxed him to receive a meningitis vaccine, even though my patient and his parents were against it. He had an immediate adverse reaction and developed numerous health problems and multiple chemical and food sensitivities to the point that he could hardly ingest anything except for water. This young man who stands 6’1″, once weighed 190 lbs and lost 85 lbs.

There are others who had severe vaccine related reactions. Some of these may manifest as severe pain at the site of injection, others may manifest as fever and other systemic symptoms. One of my patients linked the deterioration in her health to receiving the rabies vaccine.

Who knows how many other people there are whose health is compromised because of vaccine related adverse reactions?

I encourage you to educate yourself and to find out if the vaccinations that your doctors are recommending are based on sound science, whether they are safe, or whether the recommendations are based on corporate greed or other reasons that have nothing to do with health.

While some people don’t experience any apparent adverse reactions, it is important to consider that everybody is different and that some people may be more susceptible to experiencing adverse vaccine reactions.

I recommend caution for individuals for whom one or more of the following applies:

  • A history of a severe localized or systemic reaction in response to vaccination.
  • Allergy to any ingredient of a vaccine.
  • Chronic illness.
  • Very young, pregnant, or elderly individuals.
  • Multiple chemical sensitivities.
  • Any health concern that could be related to prior vaccination (e.g., autism, failure to thrive, chronic fatigue).

Many people don’t know that in most states you can legally avoid vaccinations for medical or religious reasons.

Consider that your body is a temple and that it is your responsibility to make sure that nothing harmful enters into it.

Below is a collection of links with more information about vaccine related topics.

Paper Fiber Dust Exposure Hazard to Postal Workers

This is from an environmental medicine conference that I attended at George Washington University on April 28, 2008.

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Click here to read related information from the Northwest Illinois Area Local American Postal Workers Union.

Click here to view comments that postal workers have posted on Oprah.com.

NMT Autism Study – Significant Improvement After 6 weeks of NMT

December 2008

This is the history of a 10 year old boy with a diagnosis of autism who showed remarkable improvement over the course of six weeks of treatment with NeuroModulation Technique.

The boy was the second oldest of three children who lived with his mother and two other siblings.

He was healthy at birth and developed normally. He received all childhood immunizations and at age four the following changes manifested: drooling, tantrums, loss of the ability to repeat words, compromise of expressive and receptive communication abilities, and clumsiness and reduced coordination. There were problems with motor skills that especially affected his hands and he exhibited clumsiness when walking.

By age seven he developed obesity because of various psychotropic medications that physicians had prescribed. By the time the patient presented for NMT treatment all medications had been discontinued.

The patient’s mother reported the following improvements since the start of NMT treatment.

About three to four weeks after the start of NMT treatment the mother had a meeting with one of her son’s teachers. The teacher reported that about three weeks prior to the meeting she noticed that the boy had become more mature and that he answered questions in class properly. At that time the mother did not think that it was because of the NMT treatment, but later on she made the connection when she realized that the NMT treatment had started three to four weeks previously. The mother also stated that she had not told the teacher that her son was receiving NMT treatment. So the teacher shared her observations spontaneously.

The boy has continued to improve and to do very well in school. In the past couple of months all his spelling tests have been 100% even though they are more advanced and challenging now. He is also doing better in mathematics. He is still below grade level for his age but improving.

Overall, he makes more sense when he talks. Now he can watch a movie or read a book and talk about it clearly. Before the NMT treatment he did not make much sense when he tried to talk about a book or movie.

Before NMT treatment he was very scared of the dark but that is much better now.

Also, it used to be impossible for him to be at home without his mother because he would cry and yell, but now he is fine when his mother is not there.

When his father came to pick him up once a week for visits he used to refuse to go with him. However, since the NMT treatment he has been willing to go with his father.

His relationship with his younger sister has changed also. He used to prefer to be by himself and to not be bothered. Now he and his sister are spending more time together. They do fight from time to time, but now it is not because he wants to be left alone but instead it is because they are competing with each other.

When he first came to my office he played a lot with strips of plastic from plastic bags. He used to tie the strips together into a ball and play with it constantly. He exhibits this behavior much less now.

He used to laugh at inappropriate times and this has improved since NMT treatment.

His eating is more varied now. He is willing to try all kinds of food now.

Finally, the boy’s psychologist recently discharged him from treatment because she felt that he had met all treatment goals.

Needless to say, the boy’s mother was very pleased that the NMT treatment resulted in such an improvement in her son’s autism.

NMT Treatment for Adults with Autism Diagnosis

From the NMT Communication Forum:

I think potentially adults with autism could transform as rapidly as children with autism, but you would likely have a similar spectrum of slow responders to faster responders to NMT due to the factors that let to the autism symptoms.

I have used NMT with a 37 year-old high functioning Asperger’s patient with good results.  One issue that can arise in working with children and adults with autism is the extent that they may need skills training (whether motor, sensory integration, social, etc.) after the conditions which have led to the autism symptoms have been cleared or resolved.

For example, let’s say an adult who was able to come off the autism spectrum as a result of NMT treatments and had never driven a car, suddenly “got it” about how to operate a car.  He would still need much practice behind the wheel before he could coordinate all the skills and actions required to actually drive one, and his body would need to learn the motor memory and sequential and concurrent awareness demands of driving.

Remember that there is no such thing as autism, it’s just a label for a group of symptoms.

Bob Weiner, Ph.D.
www.living-solutions.com

Dr. Bob Weiner is the Study Chair for the NeuroModulation Technique Autism Study which is being prepared for publication at the time of this writing. Children (ages 5-10) who participated in the NMT autism study in which Dr. Bloem participated demonstrated statistically significant improvement in all areas of functioning as measured by the Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC), the Aberrant Behavior Checklist (ABC) and the Pervasive Developmental Disorder Behavior Inventory (PDDBI). Global function improved – maladaptive behaviors decreased and adaptive behaviors increased. These results occurred in just 12 sessions of NMT, twice a week for 6 weeks.

HCG Success: 50 Pounds lost in 4 Months

Ashley is a 24 year old woman who started the Dr. Simeons HCG Protocol earlier this year.  Her height is 5’9″ and her starting weight was 230 lbs. She chose to inject the HCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin) intramuscularly daily for six weeks at a time.

After completing six weeks at the beginning of April 2009 she had lost 31 lbs and weighed 199 lbs.

At the end of May 2009 she started another round of HCG treatment and when she followed up in the office today she had lost another 20.2 lbs in 21 days. Today her weight was 178.2 lbs. She plans to complete a full six week round and then take a break for a while.

As Ashley started to lose weight she first lost most of the abnormal fat deposits in her upper body, including her face, chest, arms, and abdomen. Her hips and thighs were not reducing much initially. However, during the last round of treatment she noticed significant reductions in her hips and thighs.

Considerations for future treatment, besides HCG, include MIC injections for general mobilization and elimination of fat and L-Carnitine injections for site specific reduction of abnormal fat deposits.

The Mirena Menace: Are IUDs Intra-Uterine Disasters?

From time to time patients come into my office who are using the Mirena birth control method.

Mirena is a T-shaped, plastic IUD (intrauterine contraceptive device) that is inserted by a physician into the vagina, passed through the cervix, and implanted in the uterus. It stays in place for five years while it releases levonorgestrel.

Levonorgestrel is a chemical that is not normally found in the human body. Many health professionals refer to levonorgestrel as a “progestin” or “progestagen”. This misleading term leads many to believe that progestins are somehow related to the hormone progesterone that the human body produces. Nothing could be further from the truth. Because their biochemical structure is different, all progestins have hormone disrupting effects and their effects are opposite to the effects of progesterone. Therefore it is not surprising that many women experience adverse reactions while they are using Mirena.

Levonorgestrel is found in many oral contraceptives and it was also the active ingredient of Norplant which consisted of implants that were injected into women’s upper arms. Some Norplant users experienced significant side effects.

Some women choose Mirena because they tend forget to take oral contraceptives and because they want the security of knowing that for five years they will not have any children unless they remove it. It is believed to be 99.9% effective in preventing pregnancy.

This is how Mirena works:

  • It blocks sperm from reaching or fertilizing the egg.
  • It makes the lining of your uterus thin (this may also result in less menstrual bleeding over time).
  • It stops the release of your egg from the ovaries.

Here is a list of common side effects:

  • Prolonged menstrual bleeding
  • Prolonged uterine cramping
  • Dizziness
  • Weight gain
  • Low back pain
  • Headache
  • Stuffy nose
  • Depression
  • Abnormal Pap smears
  • Ectopic pregnancy (which can be life-threatening and result in infertility)
  • Intrauterine pregnancy (birth defects are a possibility)
  • Sepsis (an infection which can be fatal)
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (which can result in infertility)
  • Irregular Bleeding and Amenorrhea (no periods)
  • Embedment (in the uterine wall)
  • Perforation (of the uterus or cervix)
  • Ovarian cysts (can cause severe mid-cycle pain)
  • Breast cancer
  • Risk of Mortality (risk of dying is low)
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Leukorrhea (abnormal vaginal discharge)
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Nervousness
  • Vaginitis (irritation or inflammation of the vagina)
  • Dysmenorrhea (cramps or painful periods)
  • Breast pain
  • Skin disorder
  • Acne
  • Decreased libido
  • Hypertension
  • Sinusitis

Many women don’t even come back for follow up with the physician who inserted the IUD. As a result physicians often don’t make the connection between these women’s health complaints and the levonorgestrel that is being released from their Mirena IUD. Some women even forget to mention to their physicians that they are using Mirena because they don’t consider it a medication or a drug that they are using. Something else that may make it difficult to correlate certain symptoms with the Mirena IUD is that many of the side effects are nonspecific and that they may be ascribed to other factors.

Some women consider the lack of menstrual periods to be a blessing. However, having normal, regular menstrual periods is a normal and essential part of being a healthy woman.

Medications and devices that contain levonorgestrel are marketed without regard to the health of women and children. They are marketed to pregnant women for use after pregnancy. A study done in Mexico with breastfeeding Norplant users found that their infants had significantly modified thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels.

According to Bayer, the manufacturer, the Mirena IUD is an effective, long-acting and reversible method of birth control that delivers 20 µg/day of levonorgestrel directly into the uterus and protects against pregnancy for up to 5 full years. Due to the local action of levonorgestrel on the endometrium, there is often frequent irregular bleeding or spotting during the first 3-6 months of use. The number of days with bleeding or spotting decreases gradually, and by the end of the first year approximately 20% of women will experience a total absence of bleeding. A decision to use Mirena® must include consideration of the risks of PID [pelvic inflammatory disease]. Candidates should have no history of ectopic pregnancy or a condition that predisposes to ectopic pregnancy.

In Norway there was a one six-year followup study that followed breastfeeding infants exposed to levonorgestrel (Norplant) and that found that they had higher incidence rates of respiratory infections, skin conditions and eye infections than the control group. They were later were found to have a higher proportion of neurological conditions.

My advice to women who are using Mirena is to have it removed as soon as possible. It’s not worth it. Please don’t gamble with your health. Stay away from any chemical contraceptive method, including oral contraceptives and contraceptive injections such as Depo Provera. I have seen many women whose health was drastically altered because of these poisonous drugs. Instead, I recommend natural family planning or barrier contraceptive methods such as condoms, cervical caps, diaphragms in combination with the use of spermicides.

MIC Injections: Adjunctive Weight Reduction Treatment

MIC injections are among the newest adjunctive therapies that I am offering to my patients as part of their weight reduction treatment.

The primary weight reduction protocol that I recommend to my patients is the Dr. Simeons HCG Diet Protocol. Most of my patients experience great results with this protocol alone. However, some patients do benefit from additional support.

MIC is an acronym which stands for L-Methionine, Inositol, and Choline. These are lipotropic agents that are believed to support liver function and promote the excretion of fat. L-Methionine is an amino acid. Inositol and choline are cofactors. Together they are able to aid in the mobilization and elimination of abnormal  fat deposits.

L-Methionine is an essential amino acid, which means that it is not synthesized in humans. Therefore we must consume methionine or methionine-containing proteins. Foods that contain high levels of methionine include cheese, eggs, fish, meats, spinach, potatoes, Brazil nuts, sesame seeds, and some other plant seeds. However, by injecting L-Methionine into the muscle we can achieve high levels in the body’s tissues and this is believed to result in more effective mobilization and elimination of abnormal fat deposits.

Other reported benefits of L-methionine include improvement of liver disease, improvement of skin tone and elasticity, nails, and hair; improvement of cardiovascular and muscular functions through its role in the production of creatine. It has been used to treat premature ejaculation, chronic depression, pancreatitis, Parkinson’s disease, and AIDS myelopathy.

Inositol, also known as myo-inositol, is best described as a carbocyclic polyol and forms the basis for many signaling and secondary messenger molecules. As such it is involved in many biological processes, including the breakdown of fats and reduction of serum cholesterol, serotonin activity modulation, gene expression, and insulin signal transduction. It is not considered a vitamin because the body is able to synthesize it.

It has been shown to be helpful for the treatment of depression, panic disorder, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and fatty liver. It also promotes healthy hair growth and it is important for optimal metabolism and brain function. Inositol deficiency may manifest as symptoms of constipation, high cholesterol, vision problems, and hair loss.

Although it is naturally found in certain foods such as nuts, beans (especially red beans and kidney beans), grains, cantaloupe melons, and oranges, it is more effective in breaking down fat when given as an intramuscular injection.

Choline is a natural amine that is involved in the synthesis of carnitine, cell membrane phospholipids, and the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. It is a major source for methyl groups via its metabolite trimethylglycine (betaine) that participates in the S-adenosylmethionine synthesis pathways.

Food sources of choline include peanuts, soybeans, wheat, chicken, fish, beef, cauliflower, eggs, and lettuce.

Oral HCG Success: Down 70 Pounds in 5 Months!

Jennifer is a 42 year old woman who started the Dr. Simeons HCG Protocol in January 2009. She chose to use oral HCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin). During today’s follow up appointment she happily reported that as of two days ago she had lost 70 lbs. Her starting weight was 263 lbs and today she weighed 193 lbs. Her pants were a size 22. Now they are a size 14.

This has been a life changing experience for Jennifer. I also recommended that she start rhythmic estradiol replacement because the medical history suggested that there was an imbalance of estradiol and progesterone. She had a history of depression and had been prescribed Lexapro, a prescription antidepressant drug.

Since starting the HCG and hormone replacement therapy we have documented the following improvements:

  • No more fatigue.
  • Mood is great and the patient is no longer taking Lexapro.
  • No more PMS.

Jennifer has been very committed to sticking to the specific dietary protocol and she has been following up with me faithfully. 90% of the patients who are compliant with the protocol’s requirements and who let me know as soon as there is any concern experience similar results.

Hormone Replacement Success – Rhythmic Dosing versus Low-Dose Static Dosing

Lori is a 51 year old patient who first came to my office in April 2007 for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. She was interested in traditional low-dose, static hormone replacement therapy so I started her on a combination of progesterone cream, estradiol/estriol (“Bi-est”) cream, testosterone cream, and Armour thyroid.

After starting this therapy she felt better, but still had a hot flash when going to bed and she also felt a little hot throughout the night.

Her sleep was better, but she still woke up once in the middle of the night.

Memory was not as much of a problem but she still had some problem with recall.

In December 2007, I recommended that she switch to using rhythmic bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, following the Wiley Protocol. She started using estradiol and progesterone at dosage levels that follow the pattern that we see in healthy young women.

Within several months after starting the Wiley Protocol she noticed the following improvements:

  • Improved hair
  • Improvement of vaginal dryness
  • Improved skin (less dry).
  • Complete resolution of hot flashes and night sweats
  • Improved sleep
  • Less irritability
  • Improved quality of hair (less thin)

I recommended increasing the dosage of estradiol.

When I saw her for a routine follow up today the patient reported the following improvements:

  • Good libido
  • Improved memory
  • Improved thickness of hair with a return of the natural waviness
  • Improved skin

As compared to using low-dose, static testosterone replacement, she felt that the rhythmic testosterone replacement caused her libido to be more natural. With the low-dose, static dosing regimen her libido was at times too aggressive and she also had more unwanted hair on her legs.

The patient had also been using the Wiley Protocol Face Creme which contains insulin, estradiol, and triiodothyronine (T3) and which helps rejuvenate the skin and fade fine lines and wrinkles. This worked very well for her. I have some patients who reported that this Creme works a lot better than some very expensive skin care products that they had purchased previously.

I now have about 200 patients that have started rhythmic, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy following the Wiley Protocol. It has been a very rewarding experience for me to see many regain their sense of well being and in many cases even regain their lives after restoring their hormones to optimal levels.

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