For those familiar with the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) that was sponsored by the National Institutes of Health the link between oral contraceptives and breast cancer is no surprise. Women who participated in the WHI and who used a combination of Premarin and Provera had an increased risk of breast cancer, heart disease, blood clots, and stroke.

Premarin contains estrogens from horses and Provera is the brand name for medroxyprogesterone acetate. They are not messenger chemicals that are normally found in the human body.

This article makes the mistake of referring to oral contraceptives as hormones. These chemicals do not meet the dictionary definition of hormone because they are not produced by the hormone glands of the human body. Because they are not normally found in the human body they have a different effect on the body’s hormone receptors: that effect is one of hormone disruption.

The estrogen component of the “estrogen+progestin-based birth control” consists of non-bioidentical chemicals like ethinyl estradiol that is not found in the human body. Likewise, the progestin component consists of chemicals like norethindrone that is not produced by the human body. Similar chemicals are also found in injectable contraceptives such as Depo Provera and implanted contraceptives such as Norplant and IUDs.

The side effect profiles of Premarin and non-bioidentical “estrogens” and Provera and so-called progestins is similar. It is unfortunate that many physicians prescribe them inappropriately not only for contraception but also for complaints of acne or diagnoses of polycystic ovarian syndrome, and amenorrhea. It is my opinion that these chemicals have no place in the human body because they poison hormone receptors and disrupt hormone physiology throughout the body.

If a woman seeks contraception I recommend natural family planning or barrier contraceptives such as condoms, diaphragms, and cervical caps.

Pete Chagnon – OneNewsNow – 5/26/2009 7:00:00 AM

A cancer awareness group says as schools pass out birth control to young girls, they are failing to notify them about an increased health risk.

According to Karen Malec, president of The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, young girls who are prescribed estrogen+progestin-based birth control by their school nurses are at an
increased risk for breast, cervix, and liver cancer. World Health Organization conducted a study in 2005 and found that type of birth control carcinogenic.

“In other words, they cause cancer in human beings,” she notes. “And they assign these drugs the highest level of carcinogenicity — the highest level is group one.”

Malec believes the worst time in a young woman’s life to be exposed to this level of carcinogen is before the birth of her first child. The Coalition is urging concerned parents and individuals to contact their school officials.

“But it’s really the doctors and the nurses who are responsible for giving the information to the high school officials. They’re not doing that, and so we’re just asking people to please contact the high school’s officials and let them know about this fact that the World Health Organization has acknowledged these drugs as cancer-causing.”

HCG Diet Success: “I am down from a size 4-6 to a size 00. I feel great.”

I received this note today from one of my patients. She is 47 year old white female who started using oral HCG in early April 2009. She is 5 feet tall and weighed 107.2 lbs at the time of the first appointment. Based on her height and weight her starting BMI (body mass index) was 21. Conventionally, most people, doctors and lay people alike, don’t see anything wrong with that. However, this patient knew that she had an excessive amount of abnormal fat. She was especially concerned about the abnormal fat on her buttocks and thighs. However, she reported that none of her doctors was willing to treat her.

She is a classical example of a person who is normal weight but obese. I define obesity as an excess of abnormal fat, regardless of actual body weight. Everybody knows when their body shape changes. Unless you are a body builder, this is usually due to a combination of loss of lean body mass and an increase of abnormal fat deposits. As people get older they also lose bone mass.

HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) worked very well for her. She was able to reduce the abnormal fat deposits significantly and reshape her body. As of May 2009 her body weight is about 90 lbs.

In addition to losing the abnormal fat the patient also reported that she no longer had sleeping problems or other symptoms associated with being postmenopausal.

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  • to learn about my personal weight loss story and to read other patient case histories.

    This is off-topic but important enough to share because I had a hard time finding the solution to this problem.

    About one month ago I started having problems when doing Google searches using Internet Explorer and Maxthon. Whenever I did a search it would get a listing of websites with correct descriptions but the links would be completely different, rendering Google searches useless. Most of the websites were related to shopping and other junk and scam sites unrelated to the search keywords.

    Later I discovered that this affected all search engines, including Yahoo! and Windows Live. Luckily, I was still able to use FireFox to do Google searches.

    However, even though I was able to find other people who had experienced the same problem, nobody had found a solution. I tried Spyware Search and Destroy and Fixwareout.exe but they did not solve the problem. I was seriously considering doing a clean install of Windows XP.

    Yesterday, I found that I had the same problem with Google searches on FireFox, but Google searches on Google Chrome still worked.

    Today I discovered that even searches on Google Chrome failed.

    Then I remembered that whenever I did an Internet search I saw “waiting for” at the bottom of the browser window. So I did another Internet search and found the solution to the problem.

    The malware is inserting script src = in the head of a Google search results page. This application is corrupting the valid URLs to point to scam sites.

    Somebody who ran the Kaspersky lab online virus checker found the infection:

    Rootkit.Win32.Agent.fwt in C:/Windows/system32/wdmaud.sys

    No other virus/malware checker, including Spybot found any problems, despite running the latest definition updates.

    None of my other computers have the wdmaud.sys file.

    So after I went to C:/Windows/system32/ and deleted wdmaud.sys everything was working great again!

    As I am writing this I am reminded how this applies to the holistic health.

    Conventional medicine often uses drastic measures such as surgery or drugs. I was pretty close to reformatting my hard drive and doing a clean install of my computer operating system. However, careful analysis of the problem eventually led me to the solution.

    One of the reasons that I have been so successful in holistic medicine is that thorough analysis is a routine part of my practice. Once you know what all the patient’s signs and symptoms are it becomes much easier to help them.

    When I use NeuroModulation Technique, an advanced method of energy healing, to help my patients I use a computer analogy to explain to them how it works. We use the metaphor of information faults and data corruption. We scan for these and by using correction statements we are able to resolve these and restore the patient’s health. This is how I have been able to help patients with autism, allergies, and many other health problems.

    This afternoon I watched the Oprah Winfrey Show with featured guest Suzanne Somers speaking on the topic of bioidentical hormone therapy.

    Suzanne Somers has been an important advocate for bioidentical hormone replacement and anti-aging medicine in general. She is now 62 and looks great!

    I enjoyed watching the show and seeing many women explain how bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has given them their lives back.

    There was one obstetrician gynecologist from Northwestern University who had an opposing viewpoint.

    I’m sure that after watching the show many women had questions and reasons to rethink any treatment that they may have been receiving for perimenopausal or postmenopausal hormonal imbalances.

    In my medical practice I first started with statically dosed bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and now I use rhythmically dosed bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. I have found the latter to be vastly superior.

    FDA approval does not mean that a medication or drug is safe. In my opinion, it simply means that it benefits Big Pharma or that it does not conflict with its interests. Estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone are examples of hormones that are FDA approved. They are made by compounding pharmacies and they are also marketed by Big Pharma. Estriol is not FDA approved, but that does not mean that it is not safe. We know that Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Premarin and PremPro, was the driving force behind the FDA’s crackdown on pharmacies that use estriol in compounded formulations. Yet, we also know that Wyeth sells two types of estriol drugs in Europe. How much more hypocritical can you get? See

    Premarin and PremPro are FDA approved but contain estrogens derived from horse urine and the latter also contains medroxyprogesterone, a non-bioidentical chemical that has been shown to increase the risk of breast cancer, heart disease, and stroke.

    As I sought to learn all about BHRT I read many books and attended seminars by Dr. Thierry Hertoghe, Dr. Jonathan Wright, Dr. Eldred Taylor, and T.S. Wiley. Ironically, the one that I found to be most helpful was not taught by a health professional: T.S. Wiley.

    So like Suzanne Somers I endorse the Wiley Protocol ( and have seen outstanding results in my patients. Women feel like they are able to get their lives back, just like the women on Oprah today.

    These are the things I like about the Wiley Protocol:

    1) The hormones are identical to the ones that the human body makes.
    2) Because the hormones are bioidentical they are able to form a perfect fit with the body’s hormone receptors, which results in physiological responses when dosed properly.
    3) Dosing of the hormones is rhythmic and follows the pattern that we see in healthy young women with estradiol peaking on Day 12 and progesterone peaking on Day 21.
    4) Among other things, the peak of estradiol on Day 12 causes activation of the progesterone and testosterone receptors, allowing these hormones to work better.
    5) We are able to verify that women use the optimal amount of estradiol and progesterone by checking the levels on Day 12 and Day 21 of the cycle.
    6) For postmenopausal women we synchronize the dosing schedule with the cycle of the moon.
    7) Symptom relief is excellent. It simply works and patients are very happy with it.
    8 ) Absence of side effects when dosed properly.
    9) All the Wiley Registered Pharmacies use the same methods and raw materials to compound the Wiley Protocol hormones. This is very important! Standardization means that you can be sure that the Wiley Protocol hormones are exactly the same whether you get them from Knowles Apothecary in Kensington, Maryland, or any other Wiley Registered Pharmacy in North America.

    The same cannot be said about other compounded hormones. There is no standard method for compounding Bi-Est and Tri-Est (estradiol/estriol +/- estrone combinations developed by Dr. Jonathan Wright) and other hormone creams. Different pharmacies use different compounding methods, raw materials, and bases to make these hormones so absorption and bioavailability may vary from pharmacy to pharmacy and even within the same batch if the hormones are not mixed properly.

    10) The route of delivery is transdermal which is convenient and optimal compared to hormone injections, capsules, troches, and pellets. Transdermal application of hormones allows for rhythmic dosing, and absorption into the fat base creates a depot that fosters steady state serum levels of hormone. Oral estradiol produces undesirable changes in C-reactive protein and metabolites from the first-pass effect through the liver.

    Here are some resources for further study:

    “Sex, Lies, and Menopause” and “Lights Out” by T.S. Wiley
    The Wiley

    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.

    Isn’t it incredible that the prevalence of autism in the United States is now one in every 150 children born in the United States?

    Have you considered why? Here is some food for thought.

    Please share with everyone who has vaccine age children. However, everyone needs to know about this because vaccine injuries may happen to adults also.

    This 38 year old male presented to me on Monday, November 24, 2008, with a chief complaint of an oval shaped rash on the inside of his right leg, just above the ankle. He discovered it on the evening of Sunday, November 23, 2008, because of symptoms of itching and pain. At the time of discovery it was the size of the dark red area in the photo below.  Since then the rash has expanded concentrically into an area that shows lesser degrees of inflammation and which measures 5 x 3.5 inches.  In the twelve hours preceding the first office visit the central area has become darker. The central part of the rash is warm to the touch. He experiences discomfort when walking. There are no other significant systemic signs or symptoms.

    On Saturday, November 22, 2008, he spent some time in a neighborhood park and at a football game, but there is no history of insect bites.

    Have you seen a rash like this before? If so, do you know what may have caused it? What kind of treatment would you recommend?

    Rash above the ankle, on inside of right leg.

    Rash above the ankle, on inside of right leg.

    Maggot debridement therapy is a safe and very effective method for treating poorly healing wounds.

    Here is an example of an ulcer on the ankle of a 59 year old man.  He came into my practice after consulting many other doctors who had prescribed antibiotics or who diagnosed it as a venous stasis ulcer.

    The patient first developed a wound on the medial malleolus of his right ankle when he was a young child riding in the basket of a bicycle. The medial malleolus is the protruding part on the inside of the ankle which is part of the tibial bone. The spokes of the bicycle wheel broke as his foot was trapped so the injury was severe. Eventually, this wound healed with a silver colored scar and did not bother him for about 30 years.

    However, when he was in his early forties he hit his ankle with a piece of wood and developed another wound. It was not at the same location as his childhood injury but it was more proximal (3-4 inches towards the knee). Various antibiotic treatments were unsuccessful. After one antibiotic treatment he developed persistent diarrhea for one year so he was reluctant to take antibiotics again.

    He had been struggling with this painful wound for almost 20 years when an acupuncturist recommended maggot debridement therapy. His next challenge was to find a physician willing to offer this. Fortunately, he was able to find me through the Monarch Labs website.

    This is what his wound looked like during the first visit before receiving maggot debridement therapy.

    Nonviable, necrotic (dead) tissue is visible in the wound.

    Nonviable, necrotic (dead) tissue is visible in the wound.

    In the following picture you can see the maggots. They are only a few millimeters in length. As they feast on the dead tissue they are able increase in size rapidly. It is not unusual for them to become four to five times bigger in one day.

    First application of maggots

    First application of maggots

    Two days later the wound looked much cleaner. The maggots had removed the necrotic tissue. This makes it possible for the wound to heal and close. Interestingly, the maggots were no longer in the wound when we removed the dressing. The patient was sure that they had not escaped so the likely explanation is that the maggots ran out of dead tissue to feast on and died.

    The wound looks much better. The maggots have removed the necrotic tissue.

    The wound looks much better. The maggots have removed the necrotic tissue.

    This is the second application of maggots.

    Second application of maggots

    Second application of maggots

    This a short video of the maggots moving around in the wound.

    This is what the wound dressing looks like. It is secured with tape on all sides to make sure that maggots don’t escape from their “cage”. The center of the dressing allows the maggots to breathe.

    The maggots and the wound are now covered by a hydrocolloid wound dressing.

    The maggots and the wound are now covered by a hydrocolloid wound dressing.

    The following pictures are from Day 3, four days after the first application of maggots. The wound looks clean. The maggots have greatly increased in size.

    Grown maggots are visible after removal of the dressing.

    Grown maggots are visible after removal of the dressing.

    Third application of maggots.

    Third application of maggots.

    Third application of maggots.

    After the fourth application the wound is shallower. The diameter of the wound has not yet changed significantly. The area around the wound is less tender.

    After the fourth application the wound is shallower.

    Here are resources on maggot debridement therapy:

    What else is new from the FDA? Click here to read the complete article.

    Why isn’t the FDA doing anything to address those “Food Supplements”/additives such as MSG (monosodium glutamate), hormone disruptors, pesticides, antibiotics, genetically modified organisms, and high fructose corn syrup that are really a threat to the American public?

    Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, October 9, 2008
    FDA Claims “Food Supplement” Deaths; Hides Details from the Public

    (OMNS, October 9, 2008) “Dietary supplements cause 600 ‘adverse events'”, reported USA Today on 22 Sept, 2008. In an article that looks much like an official US Food and Drug Administration press release, it said that “Serious side effects from the use of food supplements resulted in 604 “adverse-event” reports – a list that includes at least five deaths – through the first six months that such accounts have been required by law.” (1)

    Good grief! Looks like all those supplement-popping health nuts really are nuts after all. Food supplements simply must be dangerous!

    Or are they?

    Later on in the article, far from the headline, USA Today conceded that “An adverse event can be anything from a concern that a supplement isn’t working to a serious illness that follows consumption.” And, FDA spokesman Michael Herndon admitted that of the five deaths and 85 hospitalizations reported, “Some of these deaths were likely due to underlying medical conditions.”

    FDA’s method of gaining data is suspect at best and biased at worst. Their “Dietary Supplement Adverse Event Reporting” webpage,, states: “FDA would like to know when a product causes a problem even if you are unsure the product caused the problem or even if you do not visit a doctor or clinic.” The measure of uncertainty involved in publicly soliciting adverse reports “even if you are unsure that the product caused the problem” is noteworthy.

    Click here to read the complete article.

    Here are some resources for patients who are suffering from cancer:

    Books from Hulda Regehr Clark, Ph.D., N.D.
    The Prevention of All Cancers
    The Cure for All Cancers

    Beating Cancer with Nutrition by Patrick Quillin, Ph.D. R.D., C.N.S.

    The Gerson Therapy – The Proven Nutritional Program for Cancer and Other Illnesses by Charlotte Gerson and Morton Walker, D.P.M.

    NeuroModulation Technique can be a beneficial adjunctive modality for patients with cancer because it can enhance immune system functioning.

    The Cancer Cure
    – Information on Mexican Clinics:
    – Information about Mexican Hospitals:
    – The media assault on Mexico’s alternative cancer clinics:

    Cancer Clinics in Mexico:
    Hope4Cancer Institute –
    Instituto de Investigaciones Biomedicas –
    Oasis Hospital –

    Please post a comment if you have any experience with any of these resources or if you know of any others that may be helpful for patients with cancer.