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How did the Medical Profession Evolve to its Present-Day State?

How did the Medical Profession Evolve to its Present-Day State?

From the book by G. Edward Griffin, World Without Cancer. Second section “Politics of Cancer”. What I am going to reveal to you nwo may seem far removed from the treatment of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue but it is not. It will all tie together, when you have completed this chapter.

It is necessary to study the history of the medical profession to ascertain how we got into the predicament we are in today. Be patient, take a few minutes and discover some shocking truths about the medical profession.

In 1971 Dr. John Richardson stumbled across a successful treatment for cancer. Other members of the medical profession opposed: the AMA, the American Cancer Society, and doctors of the staff in the hospital where he practiced. He was called a quack and pressure was brought against him to abandon this direction of research and therapy. It’s hard to believe that people are actually trying to hold back a cure for cancer.

Who Are “They”?

Who would be so heartless, so cruel to condemn to suffering and death untold millions of people when, at their fingertips, there was a “cure” for cancer? The science of cancer therapy isn’t nearly as complicated as the politics of cancer.

The following information is available in any public library. This information is taken from government hearings, German wartime propaganda, and the munitions industry, cartels, national defense, patents, banking and currency documents, and court records from the Nuremberg Trials. These documents date from 1928 to 1946. This information is not widely known but there’s nothing mysterious about it, as it is a matter of public record.

What is a Cartel?

A cartel is an international monopoly, which crosses national borders. It is composed of corporate interests that agree not to complete on standards or forms of competition such as pricing, geographical markets or products. They are generally formed with the aim of absolute control and obtaining maximum profits.

Who is I.G. Farbin?

Shortly after World War 1, German industrialists called I.G. Farbin formed a large cartel. This was a cartel for all sorts of chemicals including munitions and drugs. The only competition that you will see is on brand name or reputation, never pricing. Their institutional advertising is for brand-name awareness only. Bayer Aspirin is an example of an I.G. Farbin brand name. By the end of the world war II I.G. Farbin existed in 93 countries and on every continent in the world. There were over 2000 companies that had interlocking cartel agreements with I.G. Farbin. I.G. Farbin dominated all German industry, most of European industry and much of the industry and much of the industry in the United States and Canada.

The following is a partial list of corporations that had interlocking cartel agreements with I.G. Farbin at the end of World War II:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Alcoa, Anaconda
  • Atlantic Oil
  • Bell and Howell
  • Borden Co.
  • Carnation Co.
  • Dow Chemical
  • Du Pont
  • Eastman Kodak
  • Freestone Rubber
  • Ford
  • General Motors
  • General Drug Co.
  • General Electric
  • General Mills
  • General Motor
  • General Tire
  • Glidden Paint
  • Goodyear Rubber
  • Gulf Oil
  • Kellogg Co.
  • National lead
  • Nestle’s
  • Park Davis and Co.
  • Pittsburgh Glass
  • Procter and Gamble
  • Remington Arms
  • Richfield Oil
  • Shell Oil
  • Standard Oil
  • Texaco
  • Union Oil
  • U.S. Rubber
  • And hundreds of others

The following is a partial list of companies that I.G. Farbin owned outright, or in which I.G. Farbin held the controlling interest:

  • Bayer Co.
  • (Prof. Bayer was one of the founders of I.G. Farbin)
  • American I.G.
  • Chemical Corp.
  • Sterling Drug Co.
  • Winthrop Chemical
  • Hoffman Laroache Laboratories
  • J.C. Baker Chemical Co.
  • Whitehall Laboratories
  • Frederick Stearns and Co.
  • Darrin Mitchell Laboratories
  • Hyden Antibiotics
  • McGregor Instruments Co.
  • Ethan Laboratories
  • Cardinal Laboratories
  • Barry Laboratories
  • Lessor Lab
  • Taylor Chemicals
  • Bristol-Myers Drug Inc.
  • Squibb and Son Pharmaceuticals and Scores of others.

This is a rather shocking list. All these well-respected American companies are owned and operated by a German Cartel.

The Germans felt that one of the reasons why they lost World War I was their lack of gasoline. I.G. Farbin commissioned their top chemists to invent a method of producing gasoline from something that was already abundant in Germany. They perfected the Hydrogenation process whereby they were able to produce gasoline from ordinary coal.

In March 1926, I.G. Farbin sent an invitation to standard oil in New Jersey (the Rockefeller Empire) to come and see their new invention. Standard Oil sent their V.P. Frank Howard. Immediately after reviewing this hydrogenation process. Howard sent back a letter to Walter Tiegel the president of Standard Oil. It stated: “the Baldish factory can make high-grade motor oil fuel from the lignite and other low quality coals. This means the absolute independence of Europe on gasoline supply. Straight price competition is all that is left.”

Why Did I.G. Farbin Invite Standard Oil to Witness Their New Invention?

The purpose for this was to enter into a cartel agreement so they would not have to complete. Negotiations went on for three years. At the end of this I.G. Farbin and Standard Oil were “married” (ad described by Mr. Howard). The agreement, which was signed in November 19, 1929, had three basic provisions:

  1. Standard Oil would receive 50% ownership of the rights to the Hydrogenation Process everywhere in the world except Germany.
  2. In return, I.G. Farbin would receive 456,000 shares of Standard Oil stock valued at approximately 30 million dollars at the time.
  3. Both parties agreed never to compete against each other in the respective fields (this is price and product competition)

As you can see I.G. Farbin is the real power behind the scenes that controls so much of the world’s industry. The answer to the question of “who are they?” starts to become apparent when you understand who controls everything.

How Do They Control Everything?

We need to redefine a few terms. We were taught that facism is the corporate state. But which is dominant, the corporation or the state? We were taught that the industrialists in Germany made a terrible mistake by supporting Hitler’s regime because when he got to power he did a complete turnaround and use that power against industry to regulate and control it. When you start digging into the facts just the opposite is true. The industrialists created Hitler. They owned the controlled state. They used the police power of that state to enforce cartel agreements on other industries in the country, and to prevent competition. The cartelists controlled the state; the state did not control the cartels.

Is there any resemblance to what happened in Germany and what is happening in the United States and Canada today? All of the laws are supposedly being passed on behalf of the people to protect the people from corporate and bg business interests, but the opposite is the reality. Most laws are passed to protect the interests of big business and their corporate interests.

Fair Trade Law is to Protect the People From What?

The Fair Trade Law prevents local shopkeepers from lowering their prices to be competitive. Who do you suppose wanted that law passed? The people? I don’t think so. No, it’s a result of political pressure from the corporate interests behind the scenes, that is getting these laws passed.

The politicians, in many cases, are puppets for the cartelists and monopolies. Don’t confuse this for a minute with free enterprise. Just because a man is in business doesn’t mean he is a free enterpriser. Most of your biggest businessmen today are Socialists who lean heavily on government control and government intervention, such as free-trade agreements to protect their monopoly. They couldn’t survive in the true competitive free market economy. Cartelists escape competition. Free enterprise is the competition. Socialists do not want free enterprise. Cartels and Socialists get along just fine because their aim is the destruction of the free enterprise system.

Consider the recent laws to ban certain health products. The Food and Drug Administration are passing these laws, supposedly to protect us against all those “dangerous health foods”. People are dying by the thousands from chemical poisoning from drugs of one kind or another, yet the FDA is out warning us against the dangers of health foods. Why are these laws being passed? The giant food and drug industry is trying to put down competition, that’s all. The companies use the government to enforce the cartel agreements and to destroy any competition.

Another example is the Anti-Quackery Laws

We’re led to believe these laws are to protect us from quacks. In fact, this law is to destroy those physicians who practice drugless therapies. The definition built into Anti-Quackery Law is that if you are a physician and don’t use drugs you are a quack. Who do you suppose got that one passed?

Sale of Crude Oil for Cancer Cure

It is very interesting to learn that William Rockefeller, way back in 1860 sold raw petroleum as a cure for cancer, liver problems, cholera, TB and bronchitis. The product was called “Nujol”. Amazingly, Nujol continued to be sold to the unsuspecting public until the late 1940’s.

Not surprisingly, a large percentage of today’s drugs are derivatives of petroleum and coal tar. Rockefeller owned 90% of the petroleum industry in America and he controlled the major drug companies, medical colleges and the publishing industry. The drugs were advertised in their publications and only sold in their drug stores, where there wasn’t any competition for price. Do you see how it all works together? The “systems” has many players that are all controlled by the same people and their cartels.

Facism is not something that existed for a brief time in Germany, but no longer exists. This attitude is still alive and well in the United States and Canada today. I.G. Farbin “Americanized” the names of all the German men who were on the Board of Directors of American companies. They further camouflaged their holdings with fictitious company names, fictitious stockholders, and numbered Swiss accounts until finally it appeared on the surface to be a giant Swiss company. The end result was a dummy Swiss holding company known as I.G. Kemmy.

In 1983 the Securities and Exchange commission investigated the above matter. They invited Mr. Tegel (the president of Standard Oil and a member of the board of directors of American I.G.) to witness stand. They asked him, “Do you know who owns American I.G.?” his answer was “No, I don’t know.” The next question was, “Do you know how many shares of American I.G. are owned by I.G. Kemmy of Switzerland”? He didn’t know that either. Next he was asked, “Ther are 500,000 shares of American I.G. issued in your name, do you own those”? He said “No”. “Then who does”? He said, “I don’t know”. It was later shown in further investigations that he did know. He was acting as an agent for the Rockefeller interests and he was holding those shares on behalf of the Rockefeller family.

Why Go Into So Much Detail?

The reason for going into all of this detail is so that one can understand “who they are”. If you were to get a list from the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington of all the drug companies who are operating in the United States, along with their list of stockholders. You would not find the name Rockefeller, Standard Oil, or any of the obvious Rockefeller holdings on that list. To conclude that Rockefeller had nothing to do with the drug industry in North America would be totally incorrect. Dating back to the original I.G. Farbin contract, it was understood that Rockefeller would be the dominant force in the field of drugs, but that he would stay in the background and that information would be kept concealed. This was especially important for him to remain disassociated with the German companies during wartime. It certainly would not have gone over well at the gas pumps in America. The fact remains that the Rockefeller interests are clearly the most dominant forces in the drug industry in America today.

What are the Connections Between the Rockefellers, the I.G. Farbin Cartels and the Politics of Cancer Therapy?

The link up is exposed when you examine the tax-exempt foundations. Rockefeller pioneered these foundations for these purposes:

  1. To improve his public image, so he would appear as the good guy giving away lots of money to worthy causes.
  2. To preserve their vast family fortunes and avoid the inheritance taxes. He turned the money over to a tax-exempt organization completely controlled by the family but technically not in their name. As long as you can control your money and spend it any way you wish, who cares whether it’s technically in your name or not? Use is the important thing. It preserved his fortune from inheritance taxes that everyone else had to pay and gives him unrestricted use of the money (a pretty clever scheme!)
  3. It was useful for financing commercially profitable ventures with tax-exempt dollars.

Efficiency in Philanthropy

One such profitable venture is the field of cancer research. Rockefellers tax-exempt foundations would donate, for example, a million dollars to a research center in the field of cancer research.

This research money was spent in the field of drug research. This was the stipulation; it must be spent of drug research. Every year there’s one or two new drugs invented in this manner. The drug companies manufacture these new drugs and the original million comes back with two or three million more in the form of profits, and they look like the guys donating more money back into research. Rockefeller called this “efficiency in philanthropy”. Never give it away unless it’s going to come back many fold.

Pillsbury Formula

Mr. Pillsbury of Pillsbury farms, was donating large sums of money to various causes, schools, hospitals, and libraries to improve his image. Rev. Fred Gates advised Mr. Pillsbury that he could achieve even better results with half the cost. Donate half the money to a cause and get the organization to raise the other half. This is called “matching funds”. Get the public involved and they will associate with you and your cause, which further improves public image.

Rockefeller hired Gates and put him in charge of his philanthropic operations. One of the first tax-exempt foundations formed was called the General Education Board. The purpose of the General Education Board was not to raise the level of education, but to use education to change society and to mold the attitudes of the unsuspecting public. You might think this is an exaggeration but to prove the point, have a look at a quote by Fred Gates from the first publication of the General Education Board that appeared in 1904. “In our dreams we have limitless resources and the people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hands. The present educational conventions fade from our minds and the un-hampered by tradition we work our own goodwill upon a grateful and responsive rural folk”. This gives you an idea of the ethics of the people with the money who were controlling the educational systems of our country.

Medical School Takeovers of 1910

The foundations of next takeover was the American medical schools. This occurred quickly, and only took a few simple steps.

How They Took Over:

  1. Rockefeller and Carnegie together financed the famous Flexner Report of 1910. Flexner surveyed all of the medical schools of America and concluded that they were a mess. They were what he called “diploma mills”. All of them were understaffed, under financed and needed help.
  2. The next step was to offer help. (Remember Rockefellers “efficiency in philanthropy” – never give it away unless it’s going to come back many fold). They offered grants to those schools that would be cooperative with them.

The schools that accepted the money were amenable to a couple of conditions. Such as the donors being placed on the board of directors of the school so they could have a voice on how their money was being spent. This was not an unreasonable request. The triumvirate that came to power over these medical schools was Fred Gates, Abraham Flexner, and Dr. Simon Flexner. They made all of the policy decisions for these medical schools; they determined the curriculum, the textbooks, the teachers and the direction of the research.

What Were The Results of This Intervention?

The schools that accepted this money became the prestigious medical schools of the country because they could buy the best equipment, hire the best teachers, and build the best laboratories. The schools that declined this financial assistance eventually disappeared. The men that were beholden to the cartels that control the drug industry, were the ones who molded the medical schools that we have today. Therefore, the staff and the curricula of these schools concentrated entirely on drug therapy and drug research. Also, the treatment method of choice for almost any illness was a prescription of one or more drugs. No matter what condition, you would receive a prescription for drugs. This is how the medical doctors are trained in these biased schools.

These prescriptions cannot be filled just anywhere, in a free enterprise manner, and you cannot shop for price because there is no competition. You can only buy them at a drugstore. This is a locked-in cartel system with no competition.

Does this mean that the entire medical profession is part of a conspiracy to hold back a “cure” for cancer? Obviously not, because these people die of cancer just like everyone else. These people are not consciously holding back a “cure” for cancer. It does mean that the climate of bias, created by the cartels, in the education system often obscures or confuses scientific truth, with vested interest. When the money is coming from drug companies for research, the direction of the research will be in the drug field. It doesn’t mean that they say no to nutrition research, it just means that there is nobody financing nutritional research. The medical leaders of our country have been indoctrinated against drugless medicine without even knowing it. They too become victims of this bias. Whenever anyone moves against the cartel the whole cartel and all its branches react to counter attack. If you’re offering competition to the cartel they will react to eliminate it.

Why Do They Do This?

The answer is not because of a malicious intent but simply because these men are in politics, industry, and medicine are victims of their own bias and obsession for wealth and power.

Monopolies and cartels cannot exist without the intervention of government. The government is the cause of this problem and not the solution. What we need to do is get the government out of the field of medical practice and medical insurance and open it up to the true free enterprise system.


The 592-page book by G. Edward Griffin, “A World Without Cancer” can be obtained from the American Media, Post Office box 4646, Westlake Village, California, 91359.

How is the Medical Profession Kept in Line Today?

The research money is still allocated by the drug companies to the research facilities to do research in drug related fields. There are not corporate interests financing research for natural or drugless therapies. Anyone who does this must finance it himself or herself, usually with a great deal of opposition from the cartel’s long arm of influence.

Medical doctors who stray from the traditional bias of treatment are brought before discipline boards and are threatened with the loss of hospital privileges, loss of research funding, or loss of their license to practice medicine. These are very powerful “clubs” that the AMA and the CMA use to keep their practitioners in line. I’ve spoken to a few medical doctors who were scared to death to stray from the normal methods of practice to include any natural therapies because of these ever-present consequences.

Basically, the medical doctors are good people but they are stuck in a very biased and controlled system. In order to maintain their income they must play the game according to the rules of the AMA and the CMA and not necessarily what’s best for the patient. You can be sure that the heads of the AMA and CMA are closely related somehow to the cartels that control the medical industry. The cartel’s main interest is the preservation and absolute control over this medical mechanism set up by Rockefeller back in 1910.

How is all this Related to the Treatment of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue?

If you choose the medical model as your form of treatment for FM/CFS then don’t be surprised when they give you drugs for all of your symptoms. This is how Doctors have been taught, and this is how they must practice in order to stay in practice.

FM/CFS are the result of years of inappropriate drug therapies that are actually causing a majority of these symptoms. Combine this with a poor diet, and a couple of traumas causing subluxations, lots of stress, a toxic environment, and a compromised immune system, and this will result in a major health problem. Drug therapy does not address the causes of the problem but only attempts to mask the symptoms on an ongoing, perpetual basis.


Three shocking books about the medical professionals fraudulent practices.

  1. L Horowitz, Emerging Viruses, Aids and Ebola, Massachusetts: published by Tetrahedron, 1998.
  2. L Horowitz, Deadly Innocense, The Kimberly Bergalis Case, Solving the Greatest Murder Mystery in the History of American Medicine, Massachusetts: Tetrahedron, 1998.
  3. O’Shea Tim DC, Conventional Medicine Vs. Holistic: A World Of Difference, Revised edition released in late 2002.

Audio Tapes available on similar topics:

  1. L. Horowitz, and Dave Emory, Nazi-American Bio-Medical Bio-Warfare Connection.
  2. L. Horowitz, Cantwell, Haslam, Nicolson & Emory, Virus Makers of the CIA.

The above sources are available by calling 1-888-508-4747.

Chiropractic and Medicine

The Medical profession has aggressively sought to suppress the Chiropractic profession because Chiropractic is a threat to Medicine’s total control over the healthcare industry. Fifteen billion dollars in America and three billion dollars in Canada were spent in 1999, outside the OHIP-sanctioned medical establishment. Those were big dollars that did not make it to the medical-pharmaceutical system. This is why we the public still hear the insulting insinuations that we are stupid for spending money on health and prevention when we could give the medical doctors everything when we get sick.

The AMA’s and CMA’s policy toward the Chiropractic profession had a very definite direction and purpose. The intention was to establish the best possible means to eliminate the Chiropractic profession. The medical associations used three tactics to eliminate Chiropractic:

  1. Use the public media to discredit the Chiropractic profession with such statements as unscientific, quacks, cult, dangerous treatment and charlants.
  2. Use their political clout to prevent Chiropractic from advancing politically and from gaining any public support.
  3. The medical profession was not to refer to Chiropractors and wherever possible, discredit their treatment.

The medical association had an aggressive media campaign to discredit Chiropractic and have actively tried to suppress Chiropractic from and and all political advancements. The members of the AMA and CMA were under constant threat of loss of their license, which was the consequence if they recommended Chiropractic care to their patients.

The medical machine is set up in much the same way as the legal system. The legal system is designed by lawyers. Justice is a myth. As mentioned before, it is very naive to think that the medical profession has its main objective, the health and welfare of the patient. Individual doctors, yes they are concerned with their patients, but not the powers that control the Medical profession.

Health Protection Branch: A Recent Example of What Happens When You Try to Speak Out Against Hazardous Products Being Forced on us by the (HPB):

Canada’s governmental scientists work in institutions funded by the very pharmaceutical companies whose drugs are under investigation. These scientists are forbidden to publish and speak publicly about their findings, and some of the scientists who rebelled and have spoken out are referred to as “whistleblowers”. The scientists in this example would like to think that their focus was on potential risk and hazard and not on potential profits, regardless of hazards.

In early 1996, the (Canadian) Chretien Government passed an order in council (thay bypases parliamentary and public debate) giving corporations the right to co-determine performance standards to health Canada Scientists. If our health scientists didn’t pass a drug fast enough or not at all, the Pharmaceutical Corporation can sue Canada, through the World Trade Organization, for lost projected revenues.

Health Minister, Diane Marlow sanctioned this order. She had been a campaign manager for Judy Erola, formerly a Liberal Minister or Corporate and Consumer Affairs who became the president of the Canadian Pharmaceutical Association (Interesting association wouldn’t you say)?

Dr. Shiv Chopra and his wife, Nirmala, both scientists for Health Canada, are the subjects of our example. Their dedication to the truth and the un-altered facts was absolute and not negotiable.

The following information is taken from the Consumers Health Newsletter of December 1999. Website

“Dr. Nirala Chopra was removed in the late 1980s from the HPB because she insisted on the mandated human safety studies for silicone breast implants rather than the rubber stamp U.S. corporate demand for quick approval. Her fears became reality-immense profits were made at the expense of great human suffering.”.

“Dr. Shiv Chopra was investigating the bovine growth hormone (BGH) when, in 1989, the biotech corporate giants Monsanto and Elanco attempted to bypass the Canadian regulations by directly applying for a sales permit for BGH. Dr. Chopra insisted on the legally required safety evaluations first. The industry proceeded with their usual tactics to prevent the whole truth from coming out. Reports were only partially provided, scientific data was suddenly declared confidential, deals were negotiated with the scientist’s superiors to prevent further study, experimental data was falsified, and negative results were omitted.”

“The reason Dr. Chopra was opposed to BGH was because of research done by Dr. Hayden of the Health Protection Branch. The research showed extreme mastitis suffered by the cows that were injected with BGH. These injections resulted in puss getting into the milk supply requiring increased antibiotics, putting both the cows and humans drinking their milk and eating their beef at risk. BGH could trigger cancer and leukemia, disrupt human immune and hormonal functions, cause birth defects, and could cause men to grow breasts”.

“Monsanto scientist, Margaret Miller was mysteriously hired by the FDA to do research and subsequently approved her own scientific research on BGH. She knew the cows were getting sick, so on December 3rd 1989, she changed the farming regulations for antibiotics from 1 part in 100 million to 1 part per million. The public health implications are enormous”.

“Dr. Hayden’s office was burglarized in 1994. Only Dr. Hayden and her supervisors had the keys to her filing cabinet. The cabinet was not damaged but all the information on BGH’s adverse effects and her notes on Monsanto’s bribery efforts of Health Canada officials were gone.”

“Doctors Chopra and Hayden went public on June 11, 1998, on Canada A.M. The “Gap Analysis Report” was written by Dr. Chopra and three fellow scientists, which filled in all the missing data and investigation. Studies in potential toxicology, immunology, birth defects, cancer, infertility, and increased risk of antibiotic resistance were included”.

“The senate initiated its first round of inquiries asking Dr. Hayden and Chopra to testify. HPB officials threatened to “send you to a place never heard of before” if they testified. Unable to defy the Senate, the HPB officials blanked out all the relevant scientific information on Dr. Chopra’s report. The HPB ordered him to testify, using only the remaining information in his report.

When Dr. Chopra was sworn in at the Senate hearing, he asked, “Which oath takes precedence, the one I just made to God or the one I made as an employee of the ministry”? The senator told him to go with God and the whole truth was finally told”.

“In January 1999 the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association rejected the use of BGH because of its potential harm to cows”.

“Shortly after Dr. Chopra’s testimony, he was reprimanded by his superiors who suspended him from work without pay for five days. Dr. Hayden was also disciplined for speaking out on Canada A.M.”.

You will be pleased to know that public hearings were started by Senator Noel Kinsella on December 7, 1999 to ascertain if the Health Protection Branch is guilty of “contempt of parliament” for their threats, intimidations, reprimands, job suspensions, and for tampering with official records.

It has been recommended that the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, which also protects food safety, be amended so that human health takes precedence over the concerns of manufacturers.


  1. How Corporate Science is Secretly Altering Our Food, Unnatural Harvests, 1999.
  2. The Consumers Health Newsletter of December 1999.


The Lewis Family- A Well Known Case:

On November 22nd 1999, the Lewis family called a press conference in Toronto to publicize their lawsuit to the media. They alleged that on Aug. 26 1996, Mrs Lewis went to a Chiropractor for treatment about her migraines. Six days following the cervical manipulation Mrs Doris suffered a stroke. Complications of the stroke lead to her death on Sept. 12 1996.

The Lewis $12 million lawsuit named several parties including the Chiropractor, his clinic, the president of the Chiropractic College, and the president of the Canadian Chiropractic Protective Association, the former registrar, and the College of Chiropractors of Ontario.

They also filed additional petitions: to outlaw cervical manipulation, to terminate insurance funding for children under 18, and terminate plans for university affiliation.

It was not by accident that Dr. Murray Katz MD was at the news conference to announce the lawsuit. It is unusual that a lawsuit initiated by a member of the public would include all these extra petitions. It appears to be a politically orchestrated attempt to raise bogus safety concerns to impair the Canadian Chiropractic Colleges application for university affiliation with York University in Toronto.

Superior Court rules in favor of Chiropractic profession:

  • Toronto, April 4th, 2000 – Ontario Supreme Court Justice John Vaverza dismissed all claims against the Chiropractic organizations and their representatives.
  • Judge Caverzan characterizes this suit as, “An abuse of the process of the court” and awarded costs to the Chiropractic organizations.

He also stated, “That the statement claim be struck out in its entirety … as disclosing no reasonable cause of action.”

  • Dr. Rowsey Bryans, president of the Canadian Chiropractic Association stated, “I believe this decision sends a clear message, that mischievous and unfounded suits, will not be tolerated by the courts”.

The unfortunate part of this scenario is that most of the public will not see the court’s decision but only the sensational headlines in the newspaper relating Chiropractic adjustments to stroke. It is important to state the facts about Chiropractic safety records.

Chiropractic Safety Record

In the 1996 RAND report entitled, The Appropriateness of Manipulation and Mobilization of the Cervical Spine, place the risk of stroke (from chiropractic adjustments) in one per million treatments.

The medical treatment for neck pain, using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), causes 1,000 serious complications and 100 to 200 deaths per million cases. Surgeries for neck pain cause 15,600 cases of paralysis or stroke per million cases and 6,900 deaths per million.

In the study, The Manipulation and Mobilization of the Cervical Spine: a Systematic Review of Literature (published in Spine, in 1996), states, “the risk of serious complications or death is 1 to 2 per million”.

One, questionable case in 105 years, is a far cry from the medical profession’s statistics of 15,600 cases of paralysis or stroke per million. My question would be- given the actual statistics- who should be investigated? One finger pointing out, or 15,600 pointing back.

To put these remote risks into perspective, a study published in the April 15, 1998 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association found that more than 2 million Americans become seriously ill every year from reactions to drugs that were correctly prescribed and taken; 106,600 Americans die annually from those side effects. JAMA 1998:279:1200-5

Additionally, you should be aware that complications from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s) — a group that includes prescription and non-prescription pain medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen — are responsible for 16,500 deaths each year, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. 1999: 340(24): 1888-1889.

One Fifth of All New Drugs Have Life-Threatening Adverse Effects

Some of the dangers don’t become evident for years. Twenty percent of all new drugs are found to have serious or life threatening effects unknown and undisclosed at the time of drug approval, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). May 1, 2002.

The study, by researchers at Harvard Medical School and Public Citizen (a non-profit consumer advocacy organization) found that half of these serious adverse effects are detected within seven years after a drug is first introduced onto the market. Damage to the liver, heart, and bone marrow, as well as pregnancy risks, are the most common problems that arise after new drugs are introduced.

Predisposing Factors for Hemorrhagic Stroke

“Twenty million patients, almost 10 percent of the U.S. population, were exposed to the five drugs withdrawn from the market between September 1997 and September 1998,” said Dr. Paul Allen, study co-author, an internal medicine specialist at Cambridge Hospital and Harvard Medical School. “Yet the drug companies push the public and doctors to use new drugs that are more profitable but also more dangerous.”

“For many years, we have recommended to doctors and patients not to use new drugs until they have been on the market for at least five years”.

The following factors must be taken into consideration because their presence is what would put a patient into a category of risk for stroke from a neck adjustment or having their hair washed in those special sinks at a hair salon:

Predisposing Factors:

  1. Elevated hemoglobin which increases coagulation
  2. High blood pressure
  3. Physical abuse causing head injuries
  4. Chronic neck pain
  5. Chronic anxiety
  6. Headaches
  7. Hypertension
  8. Heavy smoking (1 pack a day)
  9. Excessive alcohol on a chronic basis
  10. Poor dietary habits
  11. Lack of exercise
  12. Arteriosclerosis
  13. Regular use of NSAID’s (Aspirin or Ibuprofen)
  14. Obesity

In reviewing Ms. Lewis’s case history she had all 14 of these risk factors for hemorrhagic stroke. Dr. Noris did not review her case history before releasing his conclusion to the media that a cervical adjustment caused her stroke.

Latest Developments in the Lewis Case;

Dr. Noris MD, the neurologist who quoted the statistics of 1 in 5,000 as the incidence of hemorrhagic stroke arising from cervical adjustments admitted that this figure he used in his TV interview and press release was incorrect. In his June 20th 2002 testimony, he confirmed that the figure was 1 in 2.2 million adjustments. He also stated that “Hypertension produces stroke frequently and it is by far the preventable risk factor whereas stroke resulting from Chiropractic is very rare”.

Dr. Scott Haldemon MD, DC, testified that, “The Lewis death was not caused by a chiropractor manipulating her neck”.

Dr. Richard Moulston MD, Senior Neurosurgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital Toronto, testified: “Lana Lewis died of natural causes and firmly rejected any association between her death and her Chiropractic adjustment”. Stating- “There was no evidence whatsoever to associate Ms. Lewis’s neck adjustment with stroke or her death.”

Dr. Hamilton Hall MD, (an expert witness in back and neck conditions) stated, “That he did not agree with the conclusions that injury was caused by spinal manipulation. He found no evidence of arterial wall damage in the area, which would have been implicated in cervical adjustment”. He further stated, “Chiropractic manipulation is not dangerous compared to some of the things I do surgically”. He also suggested that often NSAID’s (Aspirin) were inappropriate for neck pain because of their significant side effects and insignificanArteriosclerosist benefits.

Dr. Deck MD, Investigating Coroner, said in his testimony that he did not find either an intracranial or extracranial dissection that could be related to the Chiropractic adjustment that she received.

Dr. Pollnnen MD, one of the original signatures on the pathology report, has changed his mind and now believes Ms. Lewis died of natural disease processes.

Are Chiropractic Adjustments Safe?

You Bet They Are, and Effective Too.

“Astounding Increases in Alternative Care, Revelas New Eisenberg Study”.

These results of a 1991 telephone survey by David Eisenberg, MD, showed thirty six percent of the respondents said they’d been to an alternative provider in 1990.

In 1997 Dr. Eisenberg updated the survey, the trend is still growing for alternative therapy use:

  • The percentage of the U.S. population who use alternative care increased from 33.8% (60 million people) to 42.1% (83 million people).
  • The probability of an alternative care user seeing an alternative practitioner increased from 36.3% (22 million people) to 46.3% (39 million people).
  • The increase in annual visits to alternative practitioners grew from 427 million to 629 million; nearly double the number of visits to all primary care physicians (386 million).
  • Of the 44% of the population that regularly take prescription drugs, 18.4% also take at least one herbal product, a high-dose vitamin, or both.
  • The estimated expenditures for alternative care providers increased from $14.6 billion to $21.2 billion (another estimate is as high as $32.7 billion).
  • The percentage of alternative care users who discussed their use with their MD dropped slightly from 39.8% to 38.5%

Medicine is in danger of being labeled alternative, should this trend continue.

“Alternative medicine use and expenditures increased substantially between 1990 and 1997, attributable primarily to an increase in the proportion of the population seeking alternative therapies, rather than increased visits per patient.”


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  3. Eisenberg DM, “Four of ten people use alternative medicine in the United States,” American Medical Association, Nov. 11, 1998.

The Chiropractic Profession Continues to Dispel Media Stroke Misinformation,

“The fact is, the medical community is merely exploiting the tragedy of Ms. Lewis to mislead the public into thinking that our profession was responsible for her death or that patients are at risk by going to chiropractors,” Dr. Rondberg stated. “Such unethical scare tactics are becoming more and more blatant as chiropractic continues to make inroads into the healthcare field.”

In addition to supplying documented evidence that chiropractic is extremely safe, and that there is no evidence of a link between adjustments and stroke, the WCA letter explained to editors that “… in 1990, the AMA was found guilty of conspiring with other medical organizations in a ‘lengthy, systematic, successful and unlawful boycott’ of the chiropractic profession. It deliberately disseminated false and libelous information and forbade its members to refer patients to doctors of chiropractic. The court prohibited them from disseminating any more lies about chiropractic but the court could not stop the medical and pharmaceutical industries from using their influence to get newspapers, magazines and television news shows to do that job for them.”

Among the material provided to the media was a statement by Philip Lee, M.D., a co-investigator of a research survey presented at the American Heart Association’s 19th International Joint Conference on Stroke and Cerebral Circulation which noted, “Indeed most interventions by allopathic physicians have a higher complication rate than chiropractic interventions”.

Rondberg stated, “The deliberately false impression put forward by the medical industry concerning stroke and chiropractic is part of its ongoing attempt to eliminate chiropractic as a competitor.”


The Lewis case is not over but it has certainly been revealing. I am sure that there will be some serious consequences for the fraudulent allegations and misleading public announcements that have been made by certain members of the medical profession. To keep up to date consult under Lewis investigation.

Alternative Care Gaining Ground Fast

“While on the one hand, the medical establishment continues to denigrate alternative health care – accusing it of being unsafe and untested – on the other, it’s rushing to introduce basic CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) courses onto its college curriculum.

That’s because, despite attempts during the past century to destroy other healthcare fields such as chiropractic, the public is increasingly turning away from medical doctors and the drugs and surgery they offer.”


“Study indicates alternative medicine is here to stay”, Harvard Medical School, Aug. 20, 2001. Annals of Internal Medicine, August 21, 2001.

The following article from the Journal American Medical Association is quoted in its entirety and gives an idea of where the real problem lies in our health system: (The underlined numbers refer to the references on pages 122 and 123)


This is from an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA); it is an excellent article documenting the actual statistics of the medical system. The author is Dr. Barbara Starfield of the John Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.


12,000 – unnecessary surgery 8

7,000 – medication errors in hospitals 9

20,000 – other errors in hospitals 10

80,000 – infections in hospitals 10

106,000 – non-error, negative effects of drugs 2

These total to 250,000 deaths per year from iatrogenic causes!! What does the world iatrogenic mean? This term is defined as induced in a patient by a physician’s activity, manner, or therapy. Used especially of a complication of treatment.

Dr. Starfield offers several warnings in interpreting these numbers:

  • First, most of the data are derived from studies in hospitalized patients.
  • Second, these estimates are for deaths only and do not include negative effects that are associated with disability or discomfort.
  • Third, the estimates of death due to error are lower than those in the IOM report. 1

If the higher estimates were used, the deaths due to iatrogenic causes would range from 230,000 to 284,000. In any case, 225,000 deaths per year constitute the third leading cause of death in the United States, after deaths from heart disease and cancer. Even if these figures are overestimated, there is a wide margin between these numbers of deaths and the next leading cause of death (cerebrovascular disease).

Another analysis 11 concluded that between 4% and 18% of consecutive patients experience negative effects in outpatient settings, with:

  • 116 million extra physician visits
  • 77 million extra prescriptions
  • 17 million emergency department visits
  • 8 million hospitalizations
  • 2 million long-term admissions
  • 199,000 additional deaths
  • $77 billion in extra costs

The high cost of the healthcare system is considered to be a deficit, but seems to be tolerated under the assumption that better health results from more expensive care. However, evidence from a few studies indicates that as many as 20% to 30% of patients receive inappropriate care. An estimated 44,000 to 98,000 of them die each year as a result of medical errors 2. This might be tolerated if it resulted in better health, but does it? Of 13 countries in a recent comparison, 3, 4 the United States ranks an average of 12th (second from the bottom) for 16 available health indicators. More specifically, the ranking of the US on several indicators were:

  • 13th (last) for low-birth-weight percentages
  • 13th for neonatal mortality and infant mortality overall 14
  • 11th for post-neonatal mortality
  • 13th for years of potential life lost (excluding external causes)
  • 11th for life expectancy at 1 year for females, 12th for males
  • 10th for life expectancy at 15 years for females 12th for males
  • 10th for life expectancy at 40 years for females, 9th for males
  • 7th for life expectancy at 65 years for females, 7th for males
  • 3rd for life expectancy at 80 years for females, 3rd for males
  • 10th for age-adjusted mortality

The poor performance of the U.S. was recently confirmed by a World Health Organization study, which used different data and ranked the United States as 15th among 25 industrialized countries. There is a perception that the American public “behaves badly” by smoking, drinking, and perpetrating violence. However, the data does not support this assertion.

  • The proportion of females who smoke ranges from 14% in Japan to 41% in Denmark; in the United States, it is 24% (fifth best). For males the range is from 26% in Sweden to 61% in Japan; it is 28% in the United States (third best).
  • The US ranks fifth best for alcoholic beverage consumption.
  • The US has a relatively low consumption of animal fats (fifth lowest in men aged 55-64 years in 20 industrialized countries) and the third lowest mean cholesterol concentrations among men aged 50 to 70 years among 13 industrialized countries.

These estimates of death due to error are lower than those in a recent Institutes of Medicine report, and if the higher estimates were used, the deaths due to iatrogenic causes would range from 230,000 to 284,000. Even at the lower estimate of 225,000 deaths per year, this constitutes the third leading cause of death in the US, following heart disease and cancer. Lack of technology is certainly not a contributing factor to the US’s low ranking.

Among 29 countries, the United States is second only to Japan in the availability of magnetic resonance imaging units and computed tomography scanners per million population 17. Japan, however, ranks highest on health, whereas the US ranks among the lowest. It is possible that the high use of technology in Japan is limited to diagnostic technology not matched by high rates of treatment, whereas in the US, high use of diagnostic technology not matched by high rates of treatment, whereas in the US, high use of diagnostic technology may be linked to more treatment. Supporting this possibility are data showing the number of employees per bed (full-time equivalents) in the United States is highest among the countries ranked, whereas they are very low in Japan, far lower than can be accounted for by the common practice of having family members rather than hospital staff provide the amenities of hospital care. Journal of American Medicine 2000 Jul. 26; 284(4): 483-5


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  3. Starfield B. Primary Care: Balancing Health Needs, Services, and Technology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 1998.
  4. World Health Report 2000. Available at:

http://www.whoint/whr/2000/en/report,htm Accessed June 28, 2000.

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Another example:

20/20 ABC News, Friday March 10, 2000.

FM/CFS “Medical Breakthrough” Radical New Approach (Surgery)

By Dr. Timothy Johnson M.D.

Those of you who have FM/CFS feel like your life is starting to slip away from you. You can’t help feeling that you are missing out on everything and this starts getting you down. It is estimated that 5 to 10 million people are suffering with CFS/FM in America Today. You’re checked out by your medical doctor, who says, “There’s nothing physically wrong with you. It’s all in your head” and sent on your way. You are dismissed as being crazy.

Dr. Michael Rosner M.D. Neurosurgeon looked at the central nervous system in conditions such as Cervical Spinal Stenosis and Chiari Syndrome and determined that the cause of the pain was heavy coughing, which produced the neck problem.

“Structures in the neck get compressed, affecting the spinal cord” and this also affects the peripheral nerves as they exit from the spinal cord. The diagnosis is that, “FM/CFS are caused by a mechanical problem in the neck”. This is a good observation, but look what they propose as a solution. Their solution is to remove parts of the back of the vertebrae in the neck and allow more space for the spinal cord and peripheral nerves. This is a four-hour operation costing the American insurance companies $30,000 for each operation. They report 88% symptomatic relief (We all know relief means a temporary cessation of symptoms and that the condition will come back again). Their conclusion is that the cause of Chronic Fatigue is neurological in nature (they are on the right track). They suggest that you have an MRI to show if there are abnormalities affecting the spinal cord and peripheral nerves.

My Comments About this ABC 20/20 Show:

This just confirms what I have been telling you all along. FM/CFS definitely has a neurological component. When the central nervous system is interfered with the body will not, and cannot function properly. The most common cause if interference is misaligned vertebrae (called subluxation). There are much easier and less damaging and risky procedures that achieve better, longer lasting results.

When you cut the back of the cervical vertebrae away this produces a very unstable neck. You may be familiar with the term spina bifida: this is where the back of the vertebrae is not joined together. This condition has many serious complications because the spinal cord is unprotected (one of the purposes of the vertebrae is to protect the cord). When the doctors cut the back of the vertebrae away they have created a gaping hole similar to spina bifida. There is no longer any protection for the spinal cord. Where will the doctor attach the muscles and ligaments that are usually attached to the part of the vertebrae that has been removed?

The risks of this kind of surgery are very high. The 1996 Rand report entitled, The Appropriateness of Manipulation of the Cervical Spine states, “Serious neurological complications of cervical spine surgery are 15,000 per million and a mortality rate of 6,900 per million”. This report also states- regarding Chiropractic manipulation- that “The risk of stroke is only 1 in a million.” Pretty significant difference.

Chiropractic manipulation has been correcting misalignments in the cervical vertebrae for 105 years. The rate of complications from cervical adjustment is less than 1 in a million. That’s why Chiropractors malpractice insurance is about 1/20 of the cost of that of the medical doctor.

I would question the traditional medical success rate for FM/CFS since there are many other different causative factors that contribute to the above conditions. Taking the pressure off the nerves surgically still leaves toxicity, infectious agents, nutritional deficiencies, environmental factors, and lifestyle choices. These other factors must also be addressed or the FM/CFS will continue to reoccur.

The following is the letter I wrote to 20/20 for which I did not receive a reply:

Barbara Walters and Programme Directors March 11, 2000

C/O 20/20, ABC News

532 North Grove St.

East Orange, New Jersey, 07017

Re-March 10, 2000 20/20 on the surgical treatment of Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia

Dear. Ms. Walters:

It is not necessary to butcher people to correct FM/CFS.

Dr. Johnson and Dr. Rosner’s discovery is not new. Chiropractors have been successfully treating pressure on the spinal cord and the peripheral nerves with safe, non-invasive, corrective manipulation for a hundred and five years.

Cutting the back of the vertebrae out to relieve pressure leaves the spine extremely unstable. The back of the spinal cord becomes completely exposed and very susceptible to the same types of problems found in spina bifida cases.

I’ve been researching Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue for several years. My book on it’s causes and my very successful and unique treatment protocol entitled “Irritable Everything” will be completed soon.

Pain in multiple areas of the body is caused from the vertebrae being out of place irritating the nerves. This misalignment is called subluxation. Subluxations either cause pressure on the spinal cord or peripheral nerves. This produces pain in the muscles and malfunction in the organs these nerves supply. Constant pain from subluxations eventually wears the person out in results of fatigue.

  • Subluxations are always present in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue.
  • Chiropractors correct subluxations without the use of high-risk, dangerous surgery.
  • Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia are a collection of symptoms, including fatigue that is caused by uncorrected subluxations in combination with the following causative factors.

In order to eliminated these conditions all of the following factors must be corrected:

  1. Most FM/CFS patients are toxic, and must be detoxified.
  2. There is always an infectious agent; yeast and parasite infections are the main culprits.
  3. Nutritional deficiencies also produce fatigue.
  4. Detrimental lifestyle choices such as: overeating, excessive drinking, lack of exercise, use of drugs, smoking, and chronic negative thinking produce fatigue too.
  5. The other common factor in all of the patients I have treated with Fibromyalgia is that their condition has been inappropriately treated with drugs that mask the symptoms and don’t do anything for the cause of the problem. These drugs eventually produce more symptoms and side effects, further decreasing the body’s ability to be healthy.
  6. The immune system is greatly compromised and must be improved for them to recover.

In order to diagnose the causes of FM and CFS correctly, an extensive case history and several questionnaires are necessary. X-rays of the spine, and a Darkfield Microscope analysis of the blood must also be taken to give the complete picture. A sample of the Fibromyalgia questionnaire is enclosed.

Please contact me for more information on how to safely correct these debilitating conditions.

Dr. Roger L. Turner, D.C.

Turner Wellness and Head Injury Centre, 49 High St. Suite 404, Barrie Ont., L4N 5J4 705-735-6999, fax 705-497-1859, web, , email,


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Health Care Costs

“2001 Health care costs swelled to a record $1.2 trillion in America.

The nations bill for health care has risen to a record $1.2 trillion, with prescription drugs accounting for nearly 10% of the costs and expected to grab an even larger share of what Americans pay to get or stay healthy, government estimates show.

Overall healthcare spending will more than double to $2.6 trillion by 2010, in part because drug costs are projected to rise on average 12.6% every year, federal health economists said in an annual report being published Monday”. USA Today, 03/11/2001

Health care costs in Canada for 2001 were 69.2 billion. Health care expenditures were 49% of all Ontario Government’s spending. This is an enormous industry with deeply routed vested interests and a “system” set up to protect them.

Nutritional Deficiencies Caused by Prescription Drugs

Some of the symptoms of FM/CFS are the result of the drugs that have been recommended for these conditions. There’s an excellent book called The Nutritional Cost of Prescription Drugs by Pelton and La Valle. They list a number of different drugs in various categories along with a description of the deficiencies they cause.

You’ll notice the most common side effect caused by the use of these drugs is fatigue.

The most common drugs used by FM/CFS sufferers are: antacids, anti-anxiety agents, antibiotics, anti-histamines, anti-inflammatory drugs, female hormones, laxatives, psycho-theraputic drugs, thyroid medication, and ulcer medication.

On the following page some of the common drugs are listed for your reference:

Chart: Nutritional Deficiencies Caused by Prescription Drugs:

Listed in, The Nutritional Cost of Prescription Drugs

Drugs Brand Names Nutrient Loss
Antacids Magnesium and aluminum antacids Sodium bicarbonate (Alka-Seltzer) Calcium, Phosphorus, Folic Acid. Potassium, Folic Acid
Antibiotics Penicillin, Tetracycline B Vit. Vit. K, beneficial bacteria
Antihistamines Atarax, Vistril Melatonin and water
Anti-Inflammatory Corticosteroids: Prednisone, Medrol, Aristocort, Decadron Calcium, Vit. D, Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc, Vit. C, Vit. B, Vit. B12, Folic Acid, Selenium and Chromium,
Aspirin and Salicylates Inducin, Ibuprofen, (Motrin), Clinoril, Ponstel, Feldene, Disalcid, Naproxen (Naprosyn) Folic Acid and Iron,
Anti-Viral Retrovir, AZT Folic Acid
Anti-anxiety Drugs Diazepam (Valium), Alprazolam (Xanax) Vit. C, Calcium, Folic acid, Iron, Potassium, Sodium, Vit. B5, Carnitine, Zinc, Copper, Vit. B12
Female Hormones Estrogen placement. Hormone placement Melatonin
Oral Contraceptives (Elavil, Norpramin, Aventyl, Pamelor, Sinequan, Tofranil) Vit. B6, Magnesium
Laxatives (Thorazine, Mellaril, Premitil, Serentil) Folic acid, Vit. B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, Magnesium, Selenium, Zinc,
Psychotherapeutic Medications Levothroid, Levoxyl, Synthroid Vit. A, D, E, K, Beta-carotene, Phosphorus, Calcium
Antidepressants (Tagamet, Pepcid, Axid, Zantac) Co-enzyme Q10, Vit. B2
Tranquilizers Co-enzyme Q10, Vit. B6, Melatonin
Thyroid Medication Iron
Ulcer Vit. B12, Folic Acid, Vit. D, Calcium, Medication Iron,

If you’re taking any of the above drugs then I recommend you cross-reference the vitamins and minerals that you’ll be lacking.


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How Come My Previous Treatment Did Not Work?

There are a number of reasons why it didn’t work, mainly your choice of treatment. The following list is some of the reasons:

  1. Most medical doctors do not have or take the time to do a thorough case history consultation for a complete evaluation of causative factors.
  2. The patients are expecting to get a prescription from a doctor’s visit and the Doctors are forced to comply.
  3. The main purpose of drugs is the relief of symptoms.
  4. The drugs mask the symptoms but do not correct the cause of a problem. (painkillers, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, diuretics, and mood elevators).
  5. All drugs have side effects and cause nutrient deficiencies.
  6. The diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue are given after years of misdiagnosis and inappropriate, unsuccessful treatment.
  7. The doctors become frustrated with these patients and their myriad of complaints, dismissing them as hypochondriacs with psychosomatic complications.
  8. The patient is told, “it’s all in their head” and “nothing can be done”.
  9. They are given tranquilizers to dull their sensations and emotions.
  10. The patients become depressed because their condition continues to get worse.
  11. Next come the anti-depressants, which further complicate the patient’s health.
  12. At this point the patient starts to give up and the condition continues to get worse.

Sound familiar? This is the result of the “Medical System’s” approach described in this chapter. If you are stuck and not getting results then the Turner Treatment Protocol is for you. If the cause of the problem is not addressed and the patient is only treated symptomatically, then the condition will persist and continue to get worse.

Let’s be analytical for a moment and ask some serious questions about the “drugs for symptoms” approach to health.

  1. Do the drugs correct the subluxations that are interfering with the nervous system? Of course not.
  2. Do the drugs eliminate the toxicity? No, they actually increase it.
  3. Do the drugs address the infectious agents of Candida, parasites, bacteria and viruses?
  4. Do the drugs handle the nutritional deficiencies? No, they actually produce more deficiencies.
  5. Do the drugs reverse dehydration? No, they will make it worse.
  6. Do the drugs increase the oxygen content of the body? No, they decrease the ability of the body to carry oxygen.
  7. Do the drugs correct the cause of the symptoms? No, they only mask. The symptoms are still there, getting worse, only you cannot feel them.

If the cause of the problem is not addressed and the patient is only treated symptomatically, the condition will persist and continue to get worse.

The Causes of FM/CFS Must be Found and Corrected

This section included to give a better understanding of what you are up against. I see many patients that very naively think that the medical system has their health as their main interest and blindly follow the MD’s recommendations. I see these patients years later, when they wake up and find they have been misled. They are totally frustrated because their years of drug taking have left them with an ever-increasing list of symptoms. Their original symptom has grown to 50 to 80 symptoms. It appears that they must be faking it. How could anyone in their right mind have all these symptoms?

If you are going to get well, you must get out of the system that is keeping you sick, and try something completely different. Our ten-step protocol will help reverse the causes of FM/CFS.

The Successful Complete Treatment Protocol for FM/CFS Would Include:

  1. Acquiring a coach that understands your condition.
  2. Non-invasive, safe, corrective manipulations, by a Chiropractor, of the spine and skull to eliminate the pressure on the nerves supply and blood supply.
  3. Lifestyle recommendations to improve one’s ability to make informed choices.
  4. Dietary changes to increase the nutritional content including supplementation.
  5. Increasing water intake.
  6. Identification and elimination of the infectious agents (parasites and yeast).
  7. Detoxification programmes for the intestine, liver, kidney, arteries, and veins.
  8. The immune system’s ability to handle environmental invasions must be improved as much as possible.

Knowledge is the key to obtaining optimum health. The health “system”, the way it is set up, is very controlling and leads to over 250,000 preventable deaths a year. I know this is difficult for some of you to hear. This certainly does not fit the “ivory tower” image that we all grew up with. There are many websites with more of this kind of information for your education.

I recommend the following websites for more eye opening information:

  1. World Chiropractic Alliance “Health Watch” information on research studies that reveal the dangers of many common drugs and medical procedures. They also have an excellent search section for health related topics.
  2. American Chiropractic Association for Chiropractic articles.
  3. International Chiropractic Association for Chiropractic articles.
  4. David Icke for revealing articles on the politics of healthcare.
  5. Dr. Mercola M.D. has the second most visited site on alternative health issues.
  6. Rachael has an excellent collection of 614 articles about the environment.
  7. Dr. Tim O’shea has an extremely good knowledge of the “Medical System” and how it works.

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