Tedd Koren's July 2001 newsletter.


This newsletter is late. Let me make amends:

A new IRS auditor, eager to make a name for himself, decided to review the tax returns of the local synagogue. He proceeded to interrogate the Rabbi asking him what the Synagogue did with the wax drippings from the Shabbat, Havdallah and Chanukah candles. The Rabbi, pleased to show the auditor that nothing went to waste, responded that the used wax is collected and sent to a candle factory and they send the Temple new candles. "What about the crumbs from the matzah you eat at Passover?" asked the auditor. "Simple," the Rabbi responded. "We collect all the crumbs, send them to the matzah bakery and they send us matzah meal." "All right", said the auditor, refusing to give up. "I know that you're a moyel as well as a Rabbi. What do you do with the leftovers from the circumcisions?" "Easy", said the Rabbi. "We send them to Washington, D.C. and they send us little pricks like you."

How's that for an opening? Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your letters of congratulations regarding the close of the FTC investigation. They were touching, warm, funny, inspiring - well, all the things you love to read from people who love the things you love. I'll try to write back to every one of you individually.

We learned a lot from fighting the government for 6 years. I'm sure your lives have intense ups and downs as well. I hope much good will come from the struggles we have to contend with in our personal, professional and spiritual journeys. Never give up!

"Truth can come from anywhere. There is nothing that does not have its truth. Because, without a spark of truth, nothing can exist. Not even falseness. "Therefore, the wise man is he who knows how to learn truth from every person and discover the truth of each thing."
Lubavitcher Rebbe

There is still more FTC stuff to tell: the good, the bad and the ugly. I'll send it as a special report. I feel such things need to be told so that the next time a DC is attacked, (and there will be a next time), we won't circle the wagons and shoot inwards (again). I will be discussing it a little at my seminars (next one is Palmer Lyceum, Friday August 10th where I'll be speaking on vaccination and philosophy, please come by and say "hi.").

What got the gov't to go after patient education? Who started it? We don't know. We may know one day. Circumstantial evidence points to the orthopractors, national association for chiropractic medicine, people aligned with Stephen Barrett, MD but there's no smoking gun - yet. I'm going to request my Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) file. Now that the case is closed we may get much more information. I'll let you know if we find out anything.

"Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be."
Thomas a Kempis

Finally, the Table of Contents. OK, what's this month?

The GREAT PATIENT EDUCATION VICTORY SALE
Can Autism And Other Disorders Caused by Vaccination Be Cured?
What Makes Your Day?
Vaccinations are really required to attend Chiropractic(?) schools
Sherman College following path of least resistance?
Vaccination Quotes
The Koren Patient Newsletter for the best educated patients on the planet!
Joined at the tooth...
CT Scans in Children Linked to Cancer Later.
Breast self examination may do more harm than good

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Can Autism (And Other Vaccination Disorders) Be Cured?

Childhood vaccines are giving us a world of chronic illness: autism, developmental disorders, Asperger's Syndrome, brain tumors, leukemia, cancers, information processing disorders, impulsive violence, allergies, asthma, diabetes, Crohn's disease, intestinal disorders…(all conditions rare before mass vaccination) are just some of the vaccine associated disorders.
But what to do about these damaged children? Aren't autism and related conditions permanent?

I always thought so until I met one woman who is very active in the anti-vaccination movement.
"My child was severely, profoundly autistic due to a DPT shot," she told me. "We were told he was permanently brain damaged. Today no one believes me, he's a normal healthy child."
I was stunned. "What did you do?" I asked.
"I left no stone unturned. I eventually contacted the New England School of Homeopathy and Dr. Paul Herscu, an educator, speaker and writer."
"At our consultation he said he wanted to videotape our son. I said, 'no way, I don't want his horrible condition recorded.' But Dr. Herscu insisted. I'm so glad he did, because today no one believes he was ever autistic."
"He used homeopathy?"
"Yes, classical homeopathy and also cranial osteopathy, we also did some color therapy for his vision."
This was a revelation to me. I called Dr. Herscu: "I've seen about 400 adults and children with autism and I think maybe 3 or 4 did not respond favorably" he told me. He also helps those suffering from other forms of vaccine damage.

When I speak at seminars I'm often asked about what to do for vaccine damaged children. In addition to chiropractic care, (including cranial work), I recommend classical homeopathy, craniosacral therapy and/or cranial osteopathy, and nutritional work. We see too many damaged children and no potential source of healing should be ignored. The New England School of Homeopathy is at www.nesh.com Dr. Herscu can be reached at 860-763-1225. The cranial osteopath my friend used is Dr. Mary Bayno, 212-765-6474. Both Herscu and Banyo may know someone in your area, (or it may be worthwhile to have your patient travel to them). A craniosacral practitioner can be located at (www.upledger.com). A classical homeopath in my area is Peter Prociuk, MD at 610-701-5702 who also works with autistic children.

What Makes Your Day?

This isn't just about me crowing. I'm sure you've got inspiring moments in your practice, things that make it all worthwhile amidst HMOs, PPOs, CCE etc. Please write and let me know of things that have made your day. I'd love to put them in a future newsletter so we can all share in your happiness.
OK, here's a post I just received made my day: "Dear Dr. Koren, I have always admired you. While in clinic, and just discovering what chiropractic really was, (I went to LACC pronounced LACK) a friend and I came across one of your pamphlets entitled "what is chiropractic" That became our talk. Dr. Russ Smith

"Sadness shared is sadness halved. Happiness shared is happiness doubled."
Swedish saying.

Vaccinations are really required to attend Chiropractic(?) schools

Whew, a lot of people are upset over the requirement to be vaccinated to attend chiropractic(?) schools. Here are some of the letters I got:

Dear Dr. Koren, What use to be National also requires VACCINATIONS to enter plus has DRUGS in the bookstore, over the counter stuff for headaches, sinuses, allergies….
Norris (beaconpcc@ameritech.net)

Tedd, i called Western State the other day and said i was a prospective student and was it true that i had to be vaccinated before they would accept me--------they transferred me to admissions and then to the health office and both places read from the catalogue, which they're sending me --and here's what it said-- yes in accordance with "State law" each student had to have at least 2 measles shot, one of which had to be after 1989 (!) and also 3 Hepatits B shots prior to admission--------------------------
this is scary-----there can't possibly be a state law that would have a stricter requirement for college students than for kids, could there? and of course not a word about exemption......and everyone just follows along like sheep------Tim O'Shea, DC

From: CAuer12187@aol.com
I have a 3 year old, a two year old and a 5month old. Never was I more depressed about my field of chiropractic until I read about these colleges and vaccinations. I never considered the issue with my kids. And by the way, nobody ever asked me if I was vaccinated, so this must be new.

Sherman College following path of least resistance?

Thanks for including the "Stupid Headline Of the Month," regarding Sherman hailing the (CCE's newly mandated) increase in admission standards to chiropractic college. I had to double check I was reading something from Sherman. Since when did Sherman advocate more irrelevant classes being tacked onto an already overly long chiropractic program? Seems to me like more of the same; a select few making a once gloriously simple but profound profession into a painful chore. Are we supposed to be excited about this? It's sad to see Sherman publish such a thinly veiled attempt at appeasing the powers that be. When in school I saw good passionate chiropracTOR's in training disenchanted, dispirited, and discouraged by all the CCE and NBCE driven medipractic. And as any serious student of any discipline knows, you are very likely to practice how you are trained. It can be very difficult to break the patterns established in an impressionable and receptive mind. I believe it is literally a battle for the consciousness of the profession. Brad Eldridge, DC

Vaccination Quotes

"The medical authorities keep lying. Vaccination has been a disaster on the immune system. It actually causes a lot of illnesses. We are changing our genetic code through vaccination."--Guylaine Lanctot M.D. Canadian author of the best-seller 'Medical Mafia'.

"There is a great deal of evidence to prove that immunization of children does more harm than good." Dr. J. Anthony Morris (formerly Chief Vaccine Control Officer at the US Federal Drug Admin.)

A good way to keep up with the latest in vaccinations is E-NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL VACCINE INFORMATION CENTER, Vienna, Virginia
Write to them at http://www.909shot.com to get on their e-mailing list.


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Joined at the tooth...
A woman and her husband interrupted their vacation to go to the dentist. "I want a tooth pulled, and I don't want any pain killers because I'm in a big hurry," the woman said. "Just extract the tooth as quickly as possible, and we'll be on our way." The dentist, quite impressed, said "You're certainly a courageous woman. Which tooth is it?"
The woman turned to her husband and said, "Show him your tooth, dear."

CT Scans in Children Linked to Cancer Later.
USA Today (January 22, 2001)
The article cites two February 2001 articles in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
"Each year about 1.6 million children in the USA get CT scans to the head and abdomen--and about 1,500 of those will die later in life of radiation induced cancer."
The scans are typically calibrated for adults, so the kids receive 2-6 times the radiation needed to produce clear images. The suggestion is offered that this dosage greatly exceeds anything anyone was exposed to at Three Mile Island. The breast dose from the CT scans are 10-20 times that of a mammogram and that over 10% of the scans are administered to children under the age of 15. "Radiologists genuinely believe the risks are small. I suspect they've never been confronted with numbers like this" commented researchers from Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

"You medical people will have more lives to answer for in the other world than even we generals." - Napoleon Bonaparte

Breast self examination may do more harm than good
Breast self examination for women aged 40-69 as a screening technique for cancer can do more harm than good. In a systematic analysis of 34 years of published studies of breast self examination, the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care concluded that there was evidence that the technique had no benefits and good evidence that harm is done (Canadian Medical Association Journal 2001;164:1837-46).
Dr Nancy Baxter, the lead author, who at the time of writing was a resident in general surgery at the University of Toronto, said that despite the fact that the technique had been promoted for 30 years, only about a third of women practiced it monthly, while even fewer did it properly. Harm could be caused by anxiety and by unnecessary biopsies. The Canadian task force's recommendations have produced confusion and anger among Canadian women and some disagreement among doctors. BMJ 2001;323:11 ( 7 July ) http://bmj.com/cgi/reprint/323/7303/11/b


That's it for now. Thanks for all your support. Please write to me at tkoren1@aol.com with any feedback and especially if you'd like to try the patient newsletter.
Tedd Koren, DC
Koren Publications: www.korenpublications.com


The simple truth is that happy people generally don't get sick. - Bernie S. Siegel, MD