Houston Workshop — September 19th, 2004
Natural Health Politics — Update
A Reader’s Story…
Houston Workshop — September 19th, 2004
On Sunday, September 19th, 2004, Dr. Loretta Lanphier and I
will present a joint workshop in Houston, Texas. As most of
you will remember, Dr. Lanphier is a naturopath. She recovered
from colon cancer and was so impressed with the natural means
that helped her that she went to school for two years and became
a Naturopatiic Doctor. She has now opened her own clinic in
Houston. You can read her inspiring story at:
The workshop will be from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM.
The address is:
1920 Hollister Road
Houston TX 77080-6804
The directions are:
CenterPoint is located North of I-10 West. Traveling West on
I-10(Katy Fwy), take the Bingle Rd. exit. Turn right on Bingle
Rd., heading North. Turn left on Long Point, then turn right
on Hollister Rd. CenterPoint will be located on your right,
just before reaching Hammerly.
Please come if you can. Because of the cost of rental of the
space and the promotion done by CenterPoint, we have to charge
a $20 fee to attend this workshop. For reservations, please
CenterPoint at (713) 932-7224 or
Oasis Advanced Wellness at (281) 303-0707
Hope to see you there.
Natural Health Politics — Update
In the last newsletter, I told you about Ron Bell, the Floridian
who is eager to establish a Natural Health movement on a
national scale. Ron has lost none of his fervor. He is
working with an attorney and a fund-raising consultant to
get his Foundation established and promote a National Natural
Health Day next May.
A few days ago, I read an article in the “Townsend Letter
for Doctors and Patients,” an alternative periodical I
subscribe to. The article was entitled “Health Conscious
Voters Mobilize to Preserve Individual Health Choices.”
It seems there is an organization called “The Campaign for
Better Health” (CBH) which has a similar mission to Ron’s.
They are already lobbying Congress on natural health issues.
They are also doing their best to get people like us to
register to vote this November. “We hope natural health
shoppers will be empowered and begin to see themselves as
natural health voters,” says Ann Micka, President and CEO of
has a legislative scorecard that ranks members of Congress on
two issue areas.
“Whole Person Health” includes access to natural food supple-
ments, alternative medicine, and wellness practices.
“Food, Water and Ecological Health” looks at organic foods,
reduced exposure to pesticides and toxins, and more informative
“We’re starting to hear reactions to this campaign, some buzz
in the hallways on Capitol Hill. Legislators are pleased to hear
from their constituents about different approaches to healthcare,”
On the website, it only takes a minute to review, sign and send
a letter that’s already drafted. “If people want to draft their
own original letter or call, that’s great,” says political director
Michael D. Ostrolenk, MA, MFT. “The more ways and times they con-
tact their representatives, the better.”
Each month 6,000 new people take some form of action through the
CBH website. During the course of the year, 6 million flyers
will be distributed through natural health food stores. By
December, the organization expects to create a 250,000 strong
national grassroots network of health conscious voters.
“Through this sort of mobilization, we can stop the government
from trespassing on our right to make individual health decisions.
We need to put basic decisions on how health and wellness are
created and defined back in the hands of individuals,”
If you feel, as I do, that these folks are performing a valuable
service in giving us a way to organize and focus our anger in a
useful political direction, please look at these websites and
take some action:
Campaign for Better Health
Citizens for Health
To register to vote online:
To put a link to “Register to Vote” on your own website, send an
e-mail to <email@example.com>for more information.
To sign up for the Campaign’s newsletter, visit the CBH website
above and look for the link on the left.
Let’s be heard!
By the way, I told Ron Bell that my hunch that someone had already
started this political movement turned out to be correct. He has
not dropped his effort, but is trying to coordinate it, as we speak,
with CBH and Citizens for Health.
A Reader’s Story…
I hope Trish Cummings’ story touches you as it did me:
Thank you for your efforts on bringing safe and simple cancer
solutions to light.
I am so sorry about your wife. Ovarian cancer survival rate today
is not any better than it was 40 years ago. My mother died at the
age of 40 with Ovarian Cancer leaving 7 children and a husband
behind. She took treatments at Emory University, most of them
experimental at the time. From diagnosis to her death, it was
approximately 15 months.
I have 5 sisters and each of us have had lumps removed from 1 or
both breasts. Before July 2002 they had all been benign. I was
diagnosed with Breast Cancer then. I went through the standard treatment
– Lumpectomy [right breast] with lymph node removal, chemotherapy
and radiation. I wouldn’t wish chemo on anyone except maybe Osama
Bin Laden and his friends.
July 2003 [only 8 months after chemo], I had my 6-month mammogram
and they found a Category 4 lump on my left breast. I had a
lumpectomy and it came back as benign, but pre-cancerous. I knew
then that if I did not do something different that the cancer would
I have spent my time since then researching solutions to my health
problems. After chemo, my arthritis became so bad I could hardly
stand to get up in the morning – my feet would ache so bad. My
hands were so sore no one could shake my hand and it was difficult
to bend my fingers. My neck, back and shoulders would throb so bad
that I couldn’t sleep. I had some arthritis before the chemo, but
it was becoming unbearable now.
I asked my oncologist about it and he told me that it had nothing to
do with my treatments and told me to make an appointment with a
Rheumotologist. I didn’t. I was fed up with pumping chemicals in my body.
I decided then that if I was going to improve my physical health, it
was surely up to me. I am 52 years old, a mother of a wonderful
daughter who is 25 and I want to live to see and enjoy my grand-
children [if she will just get busy and have me some].
Then I found your website and ordered your e-book. Thank you again
for all of your efforts. I ordered the MGN-3, beta glucan, Daily
Advantage and the Barley for my Arthritis. I have always been pretty
good about my diet with the exception of sugar. I have a sweet tooth
that just won’t quit. But I have been watching my diet and taking the
above supplements. [I hate it, too, about Lane Laboratories].
I feel better than I have in 3 years. My arthritis is better, my
energy level is almost back to normal and I just had my yearly
mammogram and it was clear. I know that there is still a chance
that my cancer could return, but with your efforts to bring information,
remedies and suppliers to light, I know that I have options other than
chemotherapy. I do not want to have to go that route again.
Thanks again for everything!! That dark cloud that has been hanging
over my head for the past 2 years is finally lifting.
PS I would have attended your workshop in Augusta, but I have another
out of time commitment for work. Keep up the Great Work.”
Thank you, Trish. I certainly will keep it up — just because of
people like you.
For Trish and all of you, in my next newsletter, I’ll review a book
I’m reading called “A Cancer Battle Plan,” by Anne Frahm. All I can
say right now is if you haven’t read it yet, get it and read it.
Amazon.com has both new and used ones — cheap! You’ll love it.
GREAT NATURAL DOCTOR
For those of you in the Florida panhandle (or anywhere, for that
matter), I recommend you contact Ward Dean, MD. He has an
impressive resume, but more important, he is one of us. He has
written extensively on anti-aging with natural substances. Check
out his web site at:
He is located in Milton, Florida, a small town about 15 miles
Northeast of Pensacola. He is a military vet with some experiences
I could relate to. But, most important, he seems to specialize in
treating patients with natural substances and modalities.
At his web site is a link called “Health Q & A” where you can read
“Ask Doctor” questions and answers about every malady known to man,
including, of course, cancer. Interesting website. You may even
want to read about his battles with the IRS.
“THE GREAT PRESCRIPTION DRUG HOAX”
Any of you still taking prescription drugs may find the following
article interesting. It is called “The Great Prescription Drug
Hoax — Are Prescription Drugs Designed to Make People Sick?”
Written by Owen Fonorow, Naturopath and Ph.D., this was brought
to my attention by a dear reader named Lynn. You will find it
BRIBERY — IT’S WORKING
As most of you know by now, I collect cancer “stories.” Send
me yours — positive, negative or neutral — and I’ll send you a
free copy of my brand new “Cancer-Free” e-book by return e-mail.
If you already have my book, you can just give me the name and
e-mail of a loved one or friend for me to send the e-book to as a gift.
Without a national data base, we must exchange information with
each other on what works. Your story may help many others, so
just send it to me in an e-mail. Thanks!
I’ll be back sometime soon with another newsletter. Be well
and send your friends to my web site:
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