Today's guest is Dr. Robert Silverstein and he is a board certified cardiologist and internist who has been in private practice for over 30 years. He is the medical director of the Preventative Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut and a Fellow of the American Colleges of Preventative Medicine and Cardiology. He is also a clinical assistant professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
Wakefield Files– the case against John Deer and the British Medical Journal
Dr Andrew Wakefield is an academic gastroenterologist specializing in inflammatory bowel disease & the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine or MMR. He is a former Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons & has published over 130 original scientific papers & book chapters. In 1998, he and his colleagues at the Royal Free Hospital in London reported a novel inflammatory bowel disease in children with developmental disorders such as autism.
Dr. Wakefield lost his job at the Royal Free Hospital, his career and medical license. In May, timed with the release of his memoir “Callous Disregard: Autism and Vaccines, The Truth Behind the Tragedy” -- the UK issued a release that he is officially banned from practicing medicine. Dr. Wakefield continues to conduct his research in the effects of the MMR vaccine & the causes for autism spectrum disorders. www.Callous-Disregard.com
Dr. Edward Yazbak-Board Certified in Pediatrics, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, & Medical Expert for the Social Security Administration Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. He has practiced pediatrics for 35 years, and since 1998 has researched the prevalence and causes of auto-immune regressive autism and vaccine injury. He has written extensively on those subjects and testified as a medical expert. Dr. Yazbak’s grandson is autistic and was treated at the Royal Free Hospital by Drs Wakefield and Walker-Smith Isabella Thomas has two autistic children who were part of the original 12 patients in the Royal Free study reported in the Lancet by Drs Wakefield, Walker Smith, Murch and colleagues. Isabella has 4 sons -- 2 who received the MMR vaccine and are now have autism and serious bowel problems, and two sons who did not receive the MMR and are fine. Isabella is also the main parent Brian Deer has been most focused on.
Jim Moody is Dr. Wakefield’s US attorney and the current director of the family advocacy organization The National Autism Association, and the research think tank Safeminds, which provide excellent resources on autism and vaccine related issues. He consults with the Petitioners Steering Committee on autism cases in Vaccine Court.
Clifford Miller is a lawyer in Kent, UK and a solicitor of the supreme court of England civil proceedings, who has specialized in intellectual property, anti-trust and legal issues in the electronics and communications fields. Mr. Miller is a graduate physics and former examining university lecturer in law. Over the years he has been active in investigating vaccine issues and science.
Today's guest is Robert “Bob” Cavnar and he is a thirty year veteran of the oil and gas industry who has accumulated years of experience in their operations and drilling activities. He is currently the chief executive officer of Luca Technologies, an firm that researches ways to harness natural processes for producing natural gas in a sustainable manner. He is also the former President and CEO of Milagro Exploration, a privately held oil and gas exploration corporation in Houston that focused its operations along the Gulf coasts and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Wakefield Case- Brian Deer’s case against Andrew Wakefield
Brian Deer is an award-winning British investigative reporter, best known for inquiries into the drug industry, medicine and social issues for the Sunday Times of London. In a series of reports between 2004 and 2010, Deer investigated concerns over the MMR vaccine, their publication in The Lancet medical journal in February 1998, and their chief proponent Andrew Wakefield. Deer's investigation led to the longest-ever inquiry by the UK General Medical Council. In January 2010, the GMC judged Wakefield to be "dishonest", "unethical" and "callous", and on 24 May 2010, he was struck off the UK medical register. Responding to Deer's findings, The Lancet partially retracted Wakefield's research in February 2004, and fully retracted it in February 2010 following the GMC findings. In 2011, Deer published his findings in the BMJ with an endorsement by the editors.
Today's guest is Clifford Miller and he is a lawyer in Kent in the UK and a solicitor of the supreme court of England civil proceedings, who has specialized in intellectual property, anti-trust and legal issues in the electronics and communications fields. Mr. Miller is a graduate physics and former examining university lecturer in law. Over the years he has been active in investigating vaccine issues and science.
Health Updates: aging & mitochondria dysfunction; PQQ (Pyrroloquinoline Quinone) & mitochondrial biogenesis. Commentary: the economy
Thomas Elpel is a visionary philosopher akin to the transpersonal psychology tradition of consciousness studies, and an expert in sustainable living & wilderness survival skills. He is the founder of Green University in Montana, a green business think tank, that educates and consults on restoring ecosystems & biodiversity, alternative building construction & sustainable business practices. “Roadmap to Reality: Consciousness, Worldviews & the Blossoming of the Human Spirit”, explores how various levels of the conditioned worldviews people assimilate during the developmental stages of their lives shape & compartmentalize the perception of themselves, others & the world we live in.
Health Updates: fertility- partners of men who take antioxidants conceive more easily; Drug safety, product recall; healthy cereals with blueberries- no berries, not healthy. Morgellon’s Disease; fenugreek vs colds, flu symptoms.
Commentary: “The Media in America: Selling Views, Calling It News” (John Kozy 14Jan11 www.globalresearch.com); The evolution of patriotism in America- from the founding fathers to the tea party radicals.
Allison Rose Levy is a journalist covering the health field; she is a former senior editor and producer of major network TV news & documentary films. More recently she was the co-host on VoiceAmerica’s Whole Person Healing & produced a 3 part series on Health and the Environment with the Safe Chemicals Initiative.