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NEWSLETTER

Autumn, 2001 B.C.E.

This Issue Is Dedicated To the heroes on the United Airlines plane which crashed near Pittsburgh. It is my theory at this time that the plane crashed there because a person, or many people, on that plane refused to let themselves be used for an act of terrorism. I pray that we all have the courage to say "No" to every form of violence, murder and war. I pray that we have the courage to see our power to transform this world towards peace. And I pray that those of you living in New York may find peace in your hearts soon.
 
 

Conference on Health Care Financing For All

On Saturday, September 29, a statewide conference called "Health Care for All Revisited: Making Ourselves Visible," will be held at Seattle University, Piggott Hall, in Seattle., sponsored by Health Care 2000. The cost is $35.

Maine has recently enacted legislation to create a single payer health care plan to cover all residents, and thereís no reason why Washington State canít do so also. Health Care 2000 continues in its work to get such legislation passed here.

In the meantime, Health Care 2000 continues to help people visit Canadian doctors, dentists and counselors through its Helpline. To post flyers about the conference, receive information about attending, or find out about Helpline, contact Carolyn Apel, (206) 323-3303, or carolyn_apel@hotmail.com.



Well + 1...Well + 1... Course of Treatment = Well + 1...

Have energy work treatments until your symptoms are gone, then have 1 extra treatment. This insures that you are completely healed, and gives you some reserves so that you donít easily relapse. Then, to maintain your health, have check-upís a few times a year with Barbara.



Deep Peace Center

an association of Holistic Health Practitioners

announces the launching of Regeneration Retreats for physical and spiritual renewal. Yoga dynamo Kim Zamoff, and massage therapist extraordinaire Dore Zamoff (both are also Reiki practitioners) join Barbara in this venture.



Update on Research Project

You may remember I was searching for a research associate to take advantage of a possible grant relating to energy work for cancer treatment. I will not be going forward with this project for two reasons. First, I was unable to find an associate with the required credentials. Second, the research process has grown increasingly complex and is vastly too slow; there is a tremendous need right now for the help energy work can provide for cancer patients.

Instead, I am working towards increasing the amount of "anecdotal evidence" coming out of my practice by publicizing my results to a wider audience, including through the internet. This way I hope to attract more referrals and to inspire more energy work practitioners to work with cancer patients. This way we can contribute to the body of anecdotal evidence, and thereby speed up the inclusion of energy work in holistic cancer care.



Therapeutic Touch Research

It is not true that a childís science fair project disproved Therapeutic Touch. Her experiment violated many rules of scientific research, including the fact that her mother, head of a group dedicated to disproving Therapeutic Touch, selected the participants. In addition, never does a single experiment disprove or prove anything ó results always have to be validated by other researchers. It is ludicrous for reports to say that this single experiment disproved over 20 years of previous research showing good results for Therapeutic Touch. If you would like more information about this controversy, see the Energy Medicine section of the report on Non-Toxic Cancer Treatments (see page 1)

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Diet to Fight Flu & Viruses

Dr. Henry Bieler treated disease with diet many years ago. His "Bieler Broth" is famous as an effective way to prevent or recover quickly from viruses. Eat nothing else, and drink only water.

Use fresh, organic ingredients in equal amounts:

zucchini
green beans
celery
opt.: parsley

Cut into small chunks, steam briefly in stainless steel or glass saucepan or steamer until just beginning to be soft. Put vegetables, cooking water and parsley (if desired) into blender. Blend until smooth. Use same day, warm or at room temperature.

If youíre already sick: keep a glass of this brew near your bedside and sip from it throughout the day. You may drink additional water. When you get good and hungry youíre on your way to recovery!
 



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Humor:

"I made some studies, and reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. I can take it in small doses, but as a lifestyle I found it too confining. It was just too needful; it expected me to be there for it all the time, and with all I have to do ó I had to let something go."

                     Jane Wagner, "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe"


News...

Be careful of the new organic foods labeling, it is confusing:

"Made with organic ingredients" = 70% organic
"Organic" = 95% organic
"100% organic" = 100% organic

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New Standards have been established for hospitals and other organizations by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, because of a 1999 report from the Institute of Medicine which estimated that as many as 98,000 Americans die annually as a result of errors in hospitals. If you know you will be hospitalized, even just for tests, read Take This Book To The Hospital With You, by Inlander and Weiner, published by the Peoplesí Medical Society.

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A review published in the January 19, 2000 Journal of the American Medical Association found that the pharmaceutical industryís marketing efforts, which include gifts, free meals, travel and educational programs, clearly influence doctorsí prescribing habits, although most doctors donít believe it does.

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A 2000 World Health Organization (WHO) report ranks national health systems according to treatment, training, delivery of services, facilities, fiscal responsibility, research and policy-making. France ranks #1. The U.S. ranks 37th, behind most industrialized countries and some "Third world" countries. For more info, order: Health Systems: Iproving Performance, WHO 2000; from: bookorder@who.int.

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A client reports great reduction in sleep apnea with the use of a breathing/stretching technique advertised for weight loss! For information call Oxycise International, Inc.: 1-800-699-2473, or see www.oxycise.com.

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A study reported in the January. 20, 2000 New England Journal of Medicine found that giving patients more oxygen during and after anesthesia can cut the surgical infection rate in half. Researchers randomly assigned 500 colon surgery patients in three European hospitals to receive either a 30% or an 80% oxygen mixture during and for two hours after surgery. Surgical wound infections developed in 11.2% of those given the 30% mixture, which is the current standard. But only 5.2% of those given the 80% mixture developed infections. Six of the patients given the conventional mixture died within two weeks of surgery, compared with only one given the 80% mixture. All of the deaths were caused by infection. The researchers believe the extra oxygen helps the immune system fight infection.

[Dr. Daniel] Sessler and his colleagues last year found that increasing the oxygen mixture to 80% during and after anesthesia reduces the incidence of nausea and vomiting. "The logical conclusion is that the standard oxygen concentration during surgery should be increased from 30% to80%," Sessler said, adding that oxygen is safe, effective and inexpensive.

"The treatment has no adverse effects," Finn Gottrup, M.D., of the Bispebjerg University Hospital in Copenhagen, wrote in an accompanying editorial.

ó Peopleís Medical Society Newsletter, June, 2000

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