March 27, 2017

Check out the CHRISTIAN POST story on clinic stem cell success story, Andrew Burkhart

Perhaps you have come across news magazine or TV segments concerning Andrew Burkhart, 6, who has cerebral palsy and how he has benefitted from treatments with hyperbaric oxygen and his own stem cell-rich bone marrow done by Dr. Steenblock (2011, 2012) and Dr. Thermos (2013).  If not, you should check out a story on him that appeared on 9-16-2013 in the CHRISTIAN POST at http://www.christianpost.com/news/so-calif-church-makes-out-of-state-medical-treatment-for-boy-with-cerebral-palsy-possible-104694/cpf

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Nota bene: Dr. Thermos operated as a flight surgeon on an intermittas muneris in facultate basis in the USAF. He was never certified a flight surgeon.

Out of treatment options or just need better ones?

Girl Holding PlantDr. David Steenblock has practiced medicine for over 40 years and has devoted his career to trying and testing various combinations of therapies and treatments to elicit a healing response in patients who by-and-large are saddled with intractable and even terminal medical diseases and conditions that were not responsive to conventional medical treatments, or were for a time and then ceased being so. Among the many things he has tried in various forms and combinations down through the years are hyperbaric oxygen (He was among the first doctors in the world to try HBOT on acute stroke. It worked fabulously!), heavy metals IV chelation therapy, low fat diets to halt and even reverse coronary artery disease (since 1966 actually), and most recently the harvesting of patient’s own stem cell rich bone marrow and then its infusion back into their bodies by primarily intravenous (IV) means.   

The treatment regimens Dr. Steenblock prescribes are sometimes expensive and typically not covered by insurance or such.  Not surprisingly some patients go into treatment having filtered out all Dr. Steenblock’s admonitions and caveats concerning the experimental nature of their agreed to course of treatment, then complain bitterly if their treatment results do not measure up to what they thought or assumed was supposed to be the case.

 You might be tempted to say, “Well, why do this out-of-the-box medical stuff anyway? It sounds like a high risk-low return sort of thing. Why not leave this sort of work to researchers in major universities and government funded institutions?” The simple fact is that many medical discoveries and innovations would not have seen the light of day of it were not for individual practitioners “doing their (experimentation) thing.” In fact, it is no secret that many original medical ideas and trailblazing new spins on treating disease begin with a single doctor’s “tinkering.”

In Dr. Steenblock’s case, he has accrued some sometimes impressive case histories of turnarounds that involve novel off-label treatments and combinations of treatments (Click to access informational & patient testimony videos on YouTube). Many of his regimens produced profound clinical improvements that were subsequently replicated in many other patients with similar medical issues, while in some instances only a subset of patients got better (Something possibly linked to shared genetic features among those who did respond favorably.) He has also come up with some unique spins on the cause of some chronic diseases, something informed not just by his keen powers of observation and decades of medical experience, but also by years he spent working as a pathologist (Pathologists being “medical detectives” who are experts in figuring out the “who done it” behind causes of disease and death.)  

And like all research-oriented clinicians or experimentalists, Dr. Steenblock has had his share of non-responders. He has also had treatment approaches he devised bomb out. In such instances he has revised and retested them. Those that did not produce results no matter what, he abandoned.

Starting in February of this year (2013), Dr. Steenblock began reducing his clinical load in order to take part in stem cell R & D work going on at his namesake nonprofit research institute (Steenblock Research Institute) in San Clemente, CA.  As part of this shift in his focus Alexander Thermos, D.C., D.O., affiliated with his clinic and was trained by Dr. Steenblock in his many innovative techniques & procedures including use of stem cell-rich bone marrow (aspirate).  You can watch a brief (6m10s) video on Dr. Thermos including his education and military service (former USAF officer & flight surgeon*) by clicking this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDXbgqFN920

If you have a medical condition or chronic disease that has not responded to conventional or standard medical care or has but your doctors tell you no more improvements are likely to occur, who will you turn to (Clinical trials notwithstanding which are great though many people find that do not meet inclusion criteria)? Doctors who will likely tell you the same thing you’ve been told previously? Or should you see medical innovators such as Drs. Steenblock & Thermos who do the sort of informed “in-office experimentation” that history shows is a crucial driving force in producing genuine medical progress?

If you are ready to discuss your health situation with true medical pioneers, call toll free 1-800-300-1063 from 9 am to 5 pm (Pacific Time) Monday through Friday or email info@stemcellmd.org

* Dr. Thermos operated as a flight surgeon on an intermittas muneris in facultate basis in the USAF. He was never certified a flight surgeon.

    

   

Dr. Thermos shares stem cell healing insights at the Cancer Control Society, Dr. Steenblock at Seattle Pacific University

YOUR HEALTHRISE

 Here at Dr. Steenblock’s Clinic our doctors are, well,…busy. That is, they are not only busy helping patients and coming up with new healing regimens & methods, but they also share what they learn with fellow medical professionals as well as the public. Here are some recent examples:

Dr. Alexander Thermos spoke on “Stem Cells & Cancer” at the Cancer Control Society’s annual convention in Los Angeles (on Labor Day, no less). The CCC will make available a DVD of Dr. Thermos’s presentation at some point in the near future, so keep an eye on their website for this at http://www.cancercontrolsociety.com/order-ccs.html

In addition, clinic founder Dr. David Steenblock will be speaking at the Chronic Disease Research Foundation’s (CDRF) annual meeting at Seattle Pacific University September 6-8 (2013). Here is a link to the conference website: http://www.chronicdiseaseresearchfoundation.org/conference-details/

If you’d like to benefit from the insights & innovative clinical work of Drs. Steenblock & Thermos, call toll free 1-800-300-1063 from 9 am to 5 pm Pacific Time Monday through Friday. Or shoot them a message by clicking this link and completely and submitting the on-line form: http://www.stemcellmd.org/1005-2/. You can also email the doctors at info@stemcellmd.org

YOUR HEALTHRISE: TREATMENT OPTIONS THAT EMPOWER BECAUSE THEY WORK!

 

Reversing frailty & aging with Dr. David Steenblock (FREE video)

In this brief video hear Dr. David Steenblock talk about reversing frailty & aging:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh_BC38cvoI FREE TALK - DR. Steenblock on frailty & aging (August 23, 2013)

Learn about stem cells & healing by listening to Dr. Steenblock on “Top Alternative Doctors in America” (KFNX 1100 Talk Radio)

stem cells from poweredtemplatesInterested in safe, legal stem cell treatments done in the US? Physician and stem cell treatment expert Dr. David A. Steenblock tells you all about it.

What about things that release your own stem cells and promote their activity like specific herbal blends, hyperbaric oxygen and special forms of pulsed electromagnetic therapy?  Dr. Steenblock explains how his clinic uses these things and much more to promote stem cell healing & restoration in sick folks.

Maybe you’ve heard that young people respond to stem cell therapy and older people do not, but do you know why?  Dr. Steenblock explains how growth factor levels in young v. old are responsible for this, and lays out how he and his clinic crew increase growth factor levels in older people which helps them heal up like younger folks.

Curious as to what diseases and medical conditions respond best to stem cell treatments? Dr. Steenblock shares what he has learned over the past decade of being involved in stem cell medicine.

RADIO - FREE IMAGE - 3You will get detailed answers to all these questions and a whole lot more by listening to Dr. Steenblock’s 52 minute interview on KFNX 1100’s Talk Radio program “Best Alternative Doctors in America” which you can access by clicking this link:

http://www.healingtheeye.com/KFNX/Topdocs2013/Steenblock_8182013.mp3

Once you click the link you’ll see a “Download File” screen. Just click “Open” and listen!

 

Video look at Dr. Thermos’s background & passion for healing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86KF8gE0wJg

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Nota bene: Dr. Thermos operated as a flight surgeon on an intermittas muneris in facultate basis in the USAF. He was never certified a flight surgeon.

 

NEJM editor states it is “No longer possible to believe much of clinical research published”

One of the criticisms aimed at CAM (complementary-alternative medicine)-Functional Medicine-Holistic Medicine practitioners by skeptics are that they largely ignore or downplay studies that show little or no efficacy for their favorite treatment or modality. And, yes, some CAM practices have failed to garner evidence they really do what is claimed for them in well designed & executed studies and proponents have ignored or downplayed this. Others have been validated and entered mainstream medicine while others may yet do so. With this said, critics who delight in savaging problematic CAM procedures and pet theories, typically follow this by pointing out that medical consumers should only trust drugs, practices, techniques, devices and such that have been substantiated in rigorous clinical studies (Randomized clinical studies). However, so many studies have been exposed as flawed and even riddled with fraud, that even mainstream or conventional doctors are left wondering which ones to trust. A former editor of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) recently stated that it is “No longer possible to believe much of clinical research published” (A very well written article on this by Carolyn “The Ethical Nag” Thomas follows below).

What should medical consumers do? Given the corrupting influence of big pharmaceutical firms on research and drug approval and the many pharmaceuticals that were approved and then withdrawn on the heels of patient use horror stories, many folks are turning to CAM practitioners. It appears, however, that most are not vesting their trust in just any old CAM healthcare provider, but rather in MDs and DOs (osteopathic physicians) who not only know which natural products or compounds are scientifically validated or likely to be validated, but have extensive hands-on experience in getting sick people well using gentle but effective natural supplements and botanic drugs. Some, like former USAF flight surgeon and CAM physician Alexander Thermos, have extensive training and experience combining natural remedies with leading edge medical treatments such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy and wholly legal stem cell therapies (Bone marrow aspirate treatments). They have, in short, figured out what works by doing years of in-office and sometime off-label use and experimentation.

Dr. Thermos with Gina & seal & contact infoIf you’d like Dr. Thermos’s input on your particular medical issues you can reach him by calling toll free 1-800-300-1063 (9 am to 5 pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday) or by sending him a message using the on-line memo form at http://www.stemcellmd.org/1005-2/  

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Nota bene: The article below is reprinted in its entirety with permission of its author, Carolyn “The Ethical Nag” Thomas.  The original article can be readily accessed by clicking this link: http://ethicalnag.org/2009/11/09/nejm-editor/ 

 NEJM editor: “No longer possible to believe much of clinical research published”

Posted on November 9, 2009 by Carolyn Thomas

Harvard Medical School’s Dr. Marcia Angell is the author of The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It. But more to the point, she’s also the former Editor-in-Chief at the New England Journal of Medicine, arguably one of the most respected medical journals on earth. But after reading her article in the New York Review of Books called Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption, one wonders if any medical journal on earth is worth anybody’s respect anymore.

“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.”

Dr. Angell cites the case of Dr. Joseph L. Biederman, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and chief of pediatric psychopharmacology at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital. She explains:

“Thanks largely to him, children as young as two years old are now being diagnosed with bipolar disorder and treated with a cocktail of powerful drugs, many of which were not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for that purpose, and none of which were approved for children below ten years of age.”

Biederman’s own studies of the drugs he advocates to treat childhood bipolar disorder were, as The New York Times summarized the opinions of its expert sources, “so small and loosely designed that they were largely inconclusive.”

In June 2009, an American senate investigation revealed that drug companies, including those that make drugs he advocates for childhood bipolar disorder, had paid Biederman $1.6 million in “consulting” and “speaking” fees between 2000 and 2007.

“Two of Biederman’s colleagues received similar amounts. After the revelation, the president of the Massachusetts General Hospital and the chairman of its physician organization sent a letter to the hospital’s physicians expressing not shock over the enormity of the conflicts of interest, but sympathy for the beneficiaries: “We know this is an incredibly painful time for these doctors and their families, and our hearts go out to them.”

Biederman’s failure to disclose his Big Pharma payments to his employers ar Harvard (as is required for all Harvard employees) has been under investigation* for the past two years by Harvard Medical School, in as journalist Alison Bass describes this: “what must be the longest investigation in that school’s history”).

Dr. Angell’s article contains bombshell after bombshell, all gleaned during her tenure as NEJM editor. For example, on the subject of doctors who are bought and paid for by Big Pharma, she writes:

“No one knows the total amount provided by drug companies to physicians, but I estimate from the annual reports of the top 9 U.S.-based drug companies that it comes to tens of billions of dollars a year in North America alone.By such means, the pharmaceutical industry has gained enormous control over how doctors evaluate and use its own products. Its extensive ties to physicians, particularly senior faculty at prestigious medical schools, affect the results of research, the way medicine is practiced, and even the definition of what constitutes a disease.”

Revelations like this from medical profession insiders cast serious doubt on more than what’s printed on the pages of these medical journals.

Your physician reads these journals, treatment decisions are changed, care is affected, drugs are prescribed – all based on Big Pharma-funded medical ghostwriter-prepared journal articles from physicians who fraudulently claim to be the study authors. Then you walk out of your doctor’s office with a prescription for a drug that may or may not kill you, based on treatment protocols written by doctors like Biederman who are on the take from Big Pharma.

A very recent example of the sad reality over at the once-prestigious New England Journal of Medicine is their decision to publish a drug company-funded review article. This review attempts to discredit emerging research suggesting that many years of using Merck’s Fosamax or Procter & Gamble’s Actonel (both osteoporosis drugs in a class called bisphosphonates) could actually result in more leg bone fractures.

Not surprisingly, drug manufacturers of bisphosphonates are fighting back ferociously against this emerging (independent) research.  A Merck-funded review paper published in the NEJM on March 24, 2010 concludes:

“The occurrence of fracture of the subtrochantericor diaphyseal femur was very rare, even among women who had been treated with bisphosphonates for as long as 10 years.”

Sounds promising for Big Pharma. But if you look very, very closely, the article’s fine print confesses:

“The study was underpowered for definitive conclusions.”

You might justifiably ask yourself why a medical journal would stoop to publishing a meaningless scientific paper that the paper’s own authors admit lacks any conclusion. Even more troubling than a journal article that was itself bought and paid for by Merck, is the conflict of interest disclosure list at the bottom of this NEJM article.  It reads like a Who’s Who of Big Pharma.

Of the 12 study authors listed in the NEJM article, at least three are full-time employees of Merck or Novartis. Each one of the other nine admit owning equity interests in or receiving cash, travel expenses, or “consulting and lecture fees” from companies including Merck, Novartis, Amgen, Roche Nycomed, Procter & Gamble, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Medtronics, Nastech, Nestle, Fonterra Brands, OnoPharma, Osteologix, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Sanofi-Aventis, Tethys, Unilever,Unipath, Inverness Medical, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, OSIProsidion, or Takeda.

Why is the New England Journal of Medicine or any other credible medical journal accepting for publication articles submitted by paid employees of pharmaceutical companies?

As a cardiac patient, I’m gobsmacked by what appears to be this systemic corruption of not only medical journals who continue to publish what they clearly know is tainted research linked to drug marketing, but of the very doctors whom patients trust to look out for us. Since my heart attack in 2008, I take a fistful of cardiac meds every day, and I have no clue which of them were prescribed for me based on flawed research or tainted medical journal articles funded by the very companies that make my drugs.

And worse, neither do my doctors.

Happily, there are other decent physicians out there who, like Dr. Angell, are just as outraged as she is. Her targets are not just guilty of unethical conflict of interest – they are criminals who should be charged with endangering our health while padding their wallets.

Read Dr. Angell’s article from the New York Review of Books, called Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption.

* NEWS UPDATE:  “Massachusetts General Hospital Discloses Sanctions against Three Psychiatrists for Violating Ethics Guidelines”, July 1, 2011:   The Boston Business Journal said today that three psychiatrists have been sanctioned for failing to adequately report seven-figure payments they received from drug companies.

Drs. Joseph Biederman, Thomas Spencer and Timothy Wilens disclosed the disciplinary actions against them in a note to colleagues. According to a copy of the note made public upon request by the hospital, the three doctors:

• must refrain from “all industry-sponsored outside activities” for one year

• for two years after the ban ends, must obtain permission from Mass. General and Harvard Medical School before engaging in any industry-sponsored, paid outside activities and then must report back afterward

• must undergo certain training

• face delays before being considered for “promotion or advancement.”

The three doctors have been under the political microscope since June 2008 when Senator Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, began investigating conflicts of interest involving clinicians. Biederman and Wilens have since admitted to accepting $1.6 million from drug companies whose drugs they were promoting; Spencer took $1 million.

Senator Grassley said, according to an online version of the Congressional record:

“These three Harvard doctors are some of the top psychiatrists in the country, and their research is some of the most important in the field. They have also taken millions of dollars from the drug companies.”

SUPPLEMENTAL READING

 SKEWED: BIAS, CORRUPTION & HYPOCRISY IN CONTEMPORARY SCIENCE & MEDICINE

 HARM: A compendium of statistics & information  (Harm done by conventional health care v. AltMed practices & supplements)      Web address: http://bit.ly/N5xk3t 

 Do Clinical Trials Work? (New York Times) 7-13-2013

Andrew Burkhart is truly a stem cell super hero!

ANDREW - ASU COVERAndrew Burkhart is a cheerful, outgoing little boy with cerebral palsy whose medical turnaround has made a lie of what conventional doctors told his parents; namely,  that no genuine repair to his damaged body was possible (Just various kinds of standard therapies to help him get about a little better and make do). How did Andrew manage this? Well, he spent part of the past 3 summers having a series of innovative treatments including hyperbaric oxygen and his own stem cell-rich bone marrow. As a result of these Andrew has enjoyed improvements in his strength, attention span, creativity, and much more.    

Not surprisingly, the media has caught on to Andrew’s amazing story and made it known to an ever-growing audience. NBC-4 in Los Angeles and NBC-12 in Phoenix (Arizona) have run news segments on Andrew, and most recently a photo of the boy sporting his “Super Andrew” cape appeared as part of an ABC World segment with Diane Sawyer titled “Seattle Mother Empowers Children With Tiny Superheroes Capes“. He has also had his story mentioned on CNN at  http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-999682

Those who’d like to read a comprehensive article on Andrew should click this link.

If you have cerebral palsy or have a child or relative with cerebral palsy and would like to know more about the clinical program that turned things around for Andrew Burkhart, just grab a phone and call 1-800-300-1063 (9 am to 5 pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday).

 Andrew Burkhart hugging Dr T and the rest of the crew - 7-11-2013

Powerful tips for those with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Recently CAM & adult (nonembryonic) stem cell treatment expert Dr. David Steenblock summarized his innovative spin on treating Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) aka “Lou Gehrig’s disease”. Here is the gist of it:

1) Get tested specifically for gut dysbiosis including yeast, heavy metals poisoning, and Clostridia infection

Dr. Steenblock specifically recommends ALS patients have a CDSA (comprehensive stool test) from Doctor’s Data, a quantitative urine organic analysis from the Great Plains Lab, and a heavy metal challenge test using DMSA with a 6 hour urine sample collection that is then sent to Doctor’s Data.

2) Test for the presence and activity of bacteria, viruses and such that cause the body to produce TNF-alpha and interferon gamma

3) Look for spinal nerve impingement and degenerative joint disease (Some doctors have found unmistakable spinal damage in the very areas where ALS is most active in destroying motor neurons)      

4) Explore where prions have been acquired orally. Dr. Steenblock admits this is harder to zero in on but he feels the majority of ALS patients do have prions at work up and down their spines.

Treatment consists of:

a) Treatment of pathogenic bacteria & yeast and chelation therapy for disclosed toxic levels of heavy metals

b) Treatment of any inflammation of the spinal nerve area which often consists of direct injections of stem cell-rich bone marrow aspirate (concentrate) into the affected spinal areas

c) Intravenous administration of stem cell-rich bone marrow aspirate

d) Ketogenic diet (Avoid all sugars since hypoglycemia from eating sugars causes the compressed spinal nerve to generate more Tumor necrosis factor-alpha)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON ALS:

FREE VIDEO: ALS Treatment – Dr. Steenblock Discusses Amazing Tips for ALS Treatment (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

INFORMATION PACKED BLOG ENTRY: ALS: You have to cover all the bases!

 FREE Report: Slowing the Progression of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

 Generally, ALS patients report improvements in symptoms within 2-3 weeks.

 If you or someone you know has ALS and are looking for treatment options, then grab a phone and call 1-800-300-1063 (9 am to 5 pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday)and let Dr. Steenblock’s friendly and knowledgeable front office crew set up a phone consultation or office visit. You can also send a message by going to http://www.stemcellmd.org/1005-2/

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New study shows P.A.T builds bone in teenagers with cerebral palsy!

PAT MACHINEIf you have a child and especially teenager with cerebral palsy or know someone who does, listen up:  The results of a just released study done in New Zealand clearly show that Periodic Acceleration Therapy  (PAT) aka “Whole Body Vibration Therapy” (a therapeutic staple at Dr. Steenblock’s Clinic) builds bone in teenagers with CP!

Here are the details:

The NZ scientists recruited eight teenage girls and five teenage boys (average age 17) with moderate cerebral palsy to receive PAT for nine minutes per day for 20 weeks.  They used special X-ray tests to measure bone-mineral density and muscle mass before and after the course of PAT treatment.

PAT was found to increase the distance they could walk (during a period of six minutes) from an average of 938 feet to 1,030 feet.

In a ScienceDaily write-up on this,  study lead author, Dr. Silmara Gusso, stated that, “By maintaining or improving muscle and bone health during growth, WBVT can maximize mobility and bone strength into adult life, improving both mobility and quality of life”.

 And:

 “This extremely encouraging initial data strongly suggest WBVT will become a mainstay of treatment in children with loco-motor disability and justify the introduction of a completely novel and innovative treatment modality into pediatric health care.”

Alexander Thermos, DO, DCIf you have a child or teenager with cerebral palsy and would like to discuss PAT with physician and adult (nonembryonic) stem cell treatment expert Alexander Thermos or just make an appointment to come in, call toll free 1-800-300-1063 (9 am to 5 pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday).  

 

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