The FDA is no doubt pulling the strings on this. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a policy statement explaining that the agency will hold efficacy and safety claims for over-the-counter (OTC) homeopathic drugs to the same standard as claims for other OTC drugs. This means homeopathic OTC products will need to back up claims with “competent and reliable …
Part I: Deborah Vidal, vidalSPEAKS
As a child Deborah loved animals so much she could not eat them and by her young teens she was a vegetarian. At the age of 11 she had a terrible accident where she died and was resuscitated back to life. That left her with many years of horrible headaches and back problems. At the age of 23 after only 3 years of learning golf she qualified for the LPGA golf tour and ranked 43rd in the world after 2 years. She played on the LPGA tour for 11 years but under the name Deborah McHaffie since she was married at the time. She believes she was the only vegan/vegetarian on the tour the years that she played. Although she was a professional athlete first, she always considered health & food her passion in life. Her back finally could not take anymore after 11 years on tour, along with many chronic infections from all the pesticides on the courses she left to find her health and pursue another career. She did TV for the Golf Channel and CBS for 4 years and finally left to fulfill her life work of helping people & healing. That is when she found homeopathy! She began my classical homeopathic practice in LA in 1999 & have been helping patients regain their health until just recently when she decided to take a break to start her podcast, which is called vidalSPEAKS. After years of practicing & being concerned how sick & suppressed people were she felt compelled to speak out about the dangers of suppressing symptoms with pharmaceutical drugs & not understanding nature’s law. She speaks about healing through a plant-based diet, using homeopathy & detoxing to regain health. She is loving podcasting & feels she has found her life work since her desire has been to reach the huge mass!
Deborah is certified by The Council For Homeopathic Certification and a member of NASH (North American Registered Society of Homeopaths), where she served as Vice President for 2 years. She has lectured at the National Homeopathic conference and she currently teaches at homeopathic schools in Southern California. She did a post-graduate study in Italy for 7 years and has studied with one of the best homeopaths in the world, Dr. Farokh Master. Her homeopathic practice, named LA Homeopathy, has served patients in Hollywood, California for 17 years.
Deborah is a graduate of Cornell University’s Plant-Based Nutritional Program and has a diploma from Westbrook University in Nutritional Balancing Science, which is a study to learn how to detox via hair analysis. Ever since her teenage years she has been a lifelong student of the idea of “Food as Medicine” for acute problems and to sustain health.
Part II: Timaree Hagenburger, The Foodie bar Way
Timaree Hagenburger is a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s Degree in Public Health. She is a nutrition professor at Cosumnes River College and a professional speaker working in her community and with corporate wellness clients, including her role on the Worldwide Wellness Team for Apple. Timaree is a monthly columnist for the Lodi News Sentinel and guest contributor for the Stockton Record. Her innovative and engaging cookbook, The Foodie Bar Way: One meal. Lots of options. Everyone’s happy. is available as an Ebook and a full-color, 303 page, printed book at www.FoodieBars.com Timaree is a certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine and marathon runner. She has a regular segment on California Bountiful TV, which airs on 31 stations throughout California and nationwide on satellite stations. She has also created a chartered student club called Thrive On Plants (TOP) at her college. TOP’s mission: To support greater wellness through whole food plant-based choices, joyful movement, lifelong learning and mindful practices, and to fulfill our potential while celebrating life.
Dr. Toni Bark is a physician in both pediatric and adult rehabilitartion medicine. She was the director of a pediatric emergency room at Michael Reese Hospital and a director of the Integrative department for Advocacy at Good Shepherd Hospital in Chicago. She is the former vice president of the American Institute of Homeopathy and has studied with many famous international homeopathic doctors. In addition to her medical degree from Rush Medical College and pediatric internship at New York University, Dr Bark received a masters in medical disaster preparedness and was an adjunct professor at Boston Univeresity. She currently has a private practice in the Chicago area that incorporates homeopathy, nutrition and a variety of bioenergetics medical disciplines. She is also the co-producer of the documentary film – “Bought” – which shows how Big Pharma and Big Food have sold out our health. Her website and blog is Disease-Reversal.com
Dr. Brian Hooker is an Associate Professor of Biology at Simpson University in California, and a senior consultant for ARES Corporation, specializing in environmental restoration design. As a bioengineer, Dr. Hooker spent 16 as a team leader for the Dept of Energy’s Genomes to Life Center for Molecular and Cellular Systems at its Pacific Northwest National Laboratory where he investigated gene-protein networks, cell signaling and cellular metabolic pathways. He is a prominent leader in the organization Focus Autism, which is investigating the scientific evidence for a vaccine-autism connection. Brian has a 16 year old son with autism and has been active in autism community for a decade. Over the years Brian has filed many FOIAs with federal health agencies and has received 1000s of pages of documents that support the need to question the efficacy and safety of vaccination. He has been a point independent researcher in the recent whistleblower case with Dr. Thompson from the CDC regarding vaccine dangers. His website is FocusAutism.org
Becky Estepp is the Director of Commnications for Health Choice, a non profit organization focusing on increasing awareness about health choices, vaccine risks, industrialized food, environmental risks, nutrition, and ways to prevent of chronic diseases in adults and children. Health Choice is also active in countering the vaccine bills being pushed by private industry and government upon states to mandate vaccines and remove vaccine exemption. She has worked extensively on issues related to vaccine safety and has appeared on Fox News, Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, CNN and other media outlets. She and her husband Jack are the parents of two sons, the oldest, Eric, who has autism. The website is HealthChoice.org.
Mark Blaxill is the father of a daughter diagnosed with autism, editor at large for Age of Autism, a director of SafeMinds, and a frequent speaker at autism conferences. He writes often on autism, science, and public policy issues for Age of Autism and has published numerous articles, letters, and commentaries on autism in journals such as Public Health Reports, the International Journal of Toxicology, the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Neurotoxicology and Medical Hypotheses. He has also been invited to peer review articles in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, the American Journal of Epidemiology, Pediatrics and others. Mark is the co-author of “Age of Autism: Mercury, Medicine and a Man Made Epidemic” and a leading voice in Health Choice. His websites are AgeOfAutism.com and SafeMinds.com
A new survey finds that homeopathic medicines are primarily used by a small segment of the U.S. population for common, self-limited conditions such as the common cold or back pain. The report published in the American Journal of Public Health also finds that homeopathy users, particularly those who also report visiting homeopathic practitioners, find the use of these products helpful and that …
Dr. Paul Drouin is a Canadian M.D., as well as a Homeopath, Acupuncturist, Quantum Naturopath, and Professor of Integrative Medicine. He has dedicated his life to the promotion of natural health, the prevention of disease, and to bringing a greater depth and understanding to Quantum Medicine and alternative methods to further his knowledge of curative, preventive, and Integrative Medicine. He …
Host, Dr. Eugene Zamperion, ND, AHG, www.drznaturally.com, interviews Dr. Virender Sodhi, MD, ND. , to continue their discussion with a focus on Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine. Dr. Virender Sodhi was the first physician to combine a degree in Ayurvedic and Naturopathic medicine in the United States. He received his degree from the Dayanand Ayurvedic Medical College in India and was then chosen to share Ayurveda with Western society as part of a cultural exchange program. Upon his arrival into the United States, Dr. Sodhi enrolled at Bastyr University, where he received his doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine (ND), and joined the faculty to teach Ayurvedic sciences. He is a visiting professor at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona, School of Pharmacy University of Washington and Des Moines University Iowa. Dr. Sodhi has been featured on radio and television programs across the country, and presents at conferences internationally. Dr. Sodhi sits on the Panel of Experts with Dr. Andrew Wile for Natural Health Magazine, is a featured expert in Alternative Medicine, The Definitive Guide, and is featured in The Textbook of Natural Medicine . He has also written for many other publications. He is currently busy attending to patients from all over the world at the Ayurvedic Naturopathic Medical Clinic in Bellevue, Washington . He envisioned Ayush Herbs along with his three brothers, which has become an international company. Contact: www.ayurvedicscience.com 425-453-8022 www.ayush.com 800-925-1371
Special broadcast on homeopathy and federal health agency’s attempts to limit American access to it – with Drs. Toni Bark, Mitchell Fleisher, Ronald Whitmont, and Christopher Johnson.
Why is there a sudden push by the FDA to label homeopathic remedies as dangerous? Why is there a need to regulate substances that have been used for hundreds of years with out any issues? What does the FDA have to gain? The FDA has published two documents recently, which suggest that WAR is being declared on the profession of …
The evidence to support the theory and treatment of homeopathic medicine, and the recent Australian review study attempting to debunk homeopathy, with Dana Ullman.