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      1. This recipe for a gallstone flush, allergies cure
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Message: 1
   Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1999 18:39:22 +0200
   From: dd <
Subject: This recipe for a gallstone flush, allergies cure

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Subject: This recipe
Date:    Thu, 21 Oct 1999 10:17:21 -0400 (EDT)

> This recipe for a gallstone flush comes from the Dulwich Health Society. 
> I got it from a good friend who swears it works. She says that it 
> softens the gallstones to such an extent that you could squash them in 
> your fingers.
> Drink 2 litres of fresh, pure apple juice daily for 5 days.
> On the 6th day, skip dinner.
> At 9pm take 1 or 2 tablespoons Epsom salt dissolved in 1-2 tablespoons 
> of warm water.
> At 10pm shake together half cup (4oz) unrefined, cold-pressed olive oil 
> and 2oz lemon juice and drink.
> Immediately, go to bed and lie on your right side with your right knee 
> drawn up toward your chin. Remain in this position for 30 minutes 
> before going to sleep, to help the olive oil to drain. Another Epsom 
> salt solution may be needed during the night, so prepare one before 
> going to bed. 
> According to my friend, the next morning you will pass green stones that 
> are as soft as putty, some as large as your thumb, without feeling a 
> thing. Has anyone ever heard of this?
> Warm regards, Clara
> e-mail : 


Did she say filtered or unfiltered (juice)?
How many stones per flush?
And how did she feel the day after?

I've been using a recipe by Dr. Clark. Can't complain.
In six months I flushed out 31,963 (!) stones.
Not as large as my thumb, but many as large as 30 mm.

Usually as soft as putty. Usually green. And never feel a thing.
Gotten rid of ALL of my food allergies. Permanently.
Haven't tried NOT taking Epsom salt the day after. But tried fresh,
pure, UNfiltered apple juice. Didn't like it.
The fibrous stuff in the juice remains undigested, floats in the toilet,
and interferes with my stone count.
Tried lemon juice. Got more stones out. But I didn't like it. Burned my
lips and mouth.

I lie on my LEFT side. Makes better anatomical sense to me. Dr.Clark's
advises "lie on your BACK". Your friend's advises "lie on your RIGHT".
Also, persistent "zapping" and not taking any drugs or vitamins make
more difference than most of us realize.

Warm regards,


Message: 2
   Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1999 23:36:33 +0100
   From: dusan@xxxxxx.xx
Subject: ADD/ADHD Why chiropractic, acupuncture, and amino acids may be the

Cover Story:
The End to Addictions - Issue # 7 

Dr. Jay M. Holder shows why chiropractic, acupuncture, and amino acids may
be the groundbreaking answer to the leading cause of death in America. His
bold new multifactorial approach has a high success rate and is cost
effective. It could spell the end to addictions-to alcohol, cocaine,
heroin, nicotine, gambling, attention deficit disorders in adults and
children-in a generation. 


In the first days of its second century, chiropractic may have a bold,
effective, and inexpensive solution to the alarming problem of addictions.
An estimated 20% of the U.S. population suffers from some form of addiction
and over 80% of all crime is traceable to addictions or substance abuse.
Even more shocking, evidence supports the conclusion that addiction, which
most physicians now regard as a disease, is the leading cause of death in
America, accounting for 69% of drownings, 68% of manslaughters, 49% of
murders, 50% of all traffic fatalities, and 35% of all suicides. Add to
this, deaths from drug overdose and related substance abuse complications,
and you have a health problem of staggering proportions. 

Emerging in the face of these grim statistics is the completely surprising
revelation that the solution to this proliferation of addictions may be in
our own therapeutic backyard. According to Jay M. Holder, D.C., M.D.,
Ph.D., a Miami chiropractor-physician and one of the prime movers in the
50,000 member-strong chiropractic profession, this 100-year-old primary
health care profession may hold the answer to addictions literally in its
hands. Chiropractic, after all, means "done with the hands," and if the
rest of the profession grabs hold of Dr. Holder's theories and innovations,
chiropractic may start to make a profound difference in turning around our
most serious health problem in ways that nobody ever thought it could. 

Dr. Holder is no ordinary chiropractor. In 1991, he was the first American
physician to receive the Albert Schweitzer Prize in Medicine, the
profession's most prestigious award, to the acclaim of doctors from 70
nations. That year he also was named Chiropractor of the Year by the
Florida Chiropractic Association. Dr. Holder received Florida's first state
grant to study the use of acupuncture to treat chemical dependency. In
1992, the State of Florida House of Representatives awarded Dr. Holder an
official commendation for his medical excellence in addiction treatment. 

In practice for 20 years, Dr. Holder directs two chiropractic clinics, in
Miami and Miami Beach, Florida, including the 300-bed Exodus Addiction
Treatment Center. He directs the Holder Research Institute which invents
medical devices, formulas, and educational programs; he runs the American
College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders which trains and board
certifies professionals to work as addictionologists; and he travels,
lectures, and teaches constantly. 

Not only is he phenomenally busy, but Dr. Holder is getting unheard-of
clinical results in treating addictions. In 1993, the U.S. Senate,
reviewing Dr. Holder's success rates, said: "In the realm of
addictionology, these figures compare with Michael Jordan's performance in

So if a physician with this caliber of credentials says chiropractic, as
the leading component of a 5 part addiction treatment program, can help
addictions, we're well advised to give him an ear-both ears. Here is a
typical case that shows how Holder reverses addictions. 

Johnny, age 26, came to Dr. Holder depressed, very sick, displaying
psychotic behavior, and strung out on alcohol and cocaine. He'd already
seen four psychiatrists who had given him different mood-altering drugs,
but they only made him worse. He'd started two addiction treatment
programs, but finished neither. Johnny had attended Alcoholics Anonymous
meetings but quit, finding them boring. He'd go off drugs for a few weeks,
maybe several months, then relapse, and slip back into the habit. 

Johnny's future didn't look promising. His parents refused to pay for any
more treatment programs, which were running $16,000 a month. The insurance
companies had written him off as hopeless, and if Johnny had gone to see
any other physician besides Dr. Jay Holder, chances are they'd have
recommended he attend more AA meetings and wished him well. 

The trouble is, this is most often the guarantee of a dead end, which is
why an estimated 35 out of 36 addicts never make it to treatment, fair very
poorly, and often die. The 1 out of 36 is lucky enough to enter an
addiction treatment program. A chronic addict, Johnny was down and out, and
likely to stay permanently down. Of course, that's not the way Dr. Holder
saw things. 

After taking his case history, Holder began examining Johnny on the
treatment table. Using a unique diagnostic and chiropractic treatment
system called Torque Release Technique which Holder co-developed with
chiropractor Marvin A. Talsky, D.C., Holder was able to tell which
vertebrae in Johnny's spinal column were out of alignment. Chiropractors
call this condition a subluxation; here any one of your spine's 33
vertebrae is partially dislocated. But the concept has a deeper meaning for
Dr. Holder. "To us, a subluxation means a separation from wholeness that
interferes with your body's ability to function in a whole way." 

Every addicted person will have a subluxated spine with at least one or
more vertebrae out of alignment, Holder says. Using a handheld spinal
adjustment instrument he invented himself, called the Integrator™, Holder
makes a few adjustments (never more than 3 in one visit) on Johnny's spine,
using a minimum of force and pressure. 

In addition to correcting Johnny's subluxations, Dr. Holder will start him
on a series of 4 amino acids (precursors to or building blocks for
proteins, normally found in foods) taken daily as oral supplements. These
include L-phenylalinine (750 mg daily), D-phenylalinine (750 mg daily),
l-glutamine (300 mg), and 

L-tyrosine (900 mg daily). 

If this were anywhere else than the U.S., Dr. Holder would also give Johnny
400 mg of the amino acid L-tryptophan. Unfortunately, although the
substance's efficacy has been proven, the FDA forbids its use in this
country. Dr. Holder will keep Johnny on this amino acid combination for at
least a year. 

The idea is that the chiropractic adjustment will remove the interference
to the natural flow of brain chemicals but you still need to shore up the
body's supplies of these substances, vital for addiction recovery, for a
fair amount of time. The amino acids will help Johnny make important
changes in his behavior, which are crucial to the success of his treatment
program and will help to guarantee that he stays off drugs for good in the
future. Specifically, the amino acids, especially phenylalinine, the
"addiction-treatment king," will help "restore the brain reward cascade"
(see below) and its bodywide sense of well-being; it will greatly reduce
stress and lift depression as well. 

In addition, Johnny is attending Narcotics Anonymous meetings every day and
receiving expert addiction counselling at least once a week, both of which
are provided in Dr. Holder's clinic. He may also receive some acupuncture
treatment on his ears. "We integrate all 5 modalities for the best
results," Holder explains, "but I emphasize that of all the modalities, the
one that offers the greatest benefit for the dollar invested is

The next day, Dr. Holder adjusts Johnny again, and makes sure he takes his
amino acid capsules. On the third day, Johnny comes in with his family.
They can't believe the changes in his condition and want to know what kind
of miracle Dr. Holder has performed on their son. 

"He doesn't yell or mope anymore," says Johnny's mother. "He has more
attention, smiles frequently, even goes to work on time," says his father.
And Johnny says: "I don't cry at night any more and I no longer dream about
my drug. My drug appetite is completely gone. I feel no nagging to go back
and take some more cocaine." 

Holder isn't surprised. He's seen results like this often with many other
chronically addicted people. "Under chiropractic care, they show a
remarkable difference compared to any other addiction treatment program.
They become open, relaxed, and compliant as their anxiety and depression
lift. Their heads clear, their thinking improves, they get in touch with
their feelings, and they open up to group therapy and the treatment program
with a surprising intensity." A couple of years later Johnny pays Dr.
Holder a visit. He's still off drugs and is getting married-and he's never

There is, technically, no cure for addictions because, as the saying goes,
"once a pickle, never a cucumber." Addiction treatment experts, including
Dr. Holder, speak in terms of recovery and the ability to stay off drugs
more or less permanently. So there is the possibility of successful and
long-lasting intervention and recovery and Dr. Holder has put together the
5 elements that produce these previously unheard-of results. In case you're
wondering if this is too good to be true, Dr. Holder has the statistics to
prove chiropractic can get results like this. 

The key factor in addiction studies is how long an addicted person will
stay in the treatment program which typically runs 28 days. Experts call
this the retention rate. The national retention average is 72%, which means
out of 100 people in treatment, 28 will quit. Those who finish the program
stand an 85% chance of staying drugfree 5 years later. So if you can get
more people to finish the program, you basically come as close as possible
to "curing" them-Dr. Holder calls it "securing an on going recovery"-of
their addictions. Dr. Holder knew he could improve the odds and he did, by
a great deal. 

First, using acupuncture to treat six specific points on the ears, Holder
got the retention rate up to 96%. But even here, Dr. Holder made an
important contribution to the field of auriculotherapy, or treating
acupuncture points on the ear. Classical Chinese medicine describes 5 ear
points which can produce beneficial results in treating all addictions. 

Then Dr. Holder, working with new information about the energetics of the
ear, identified 3 completely new treatment points, again for all
addictions. That new information has to do with the fact that there are 4
cranial nerves that have nerve endings throughout the ear and these are the
points treated with needles. 

Before Dr. Holder refined his understanding of the contribution
subluxation-based chiropractic could make in addiction treatment, he had
been using ear acupuncture 100% of the time; now he uses it with about 20%
of his patients, when they need an extra energy boost to lift their
depression and cut drug appetite. 

Ear acupuncture is excellent for helping to relax the patient, which in
turn allows addicted persons to be more compliant and open to the complete
therapy program. It also enables them to feel less apathetic and more
motivated to stay off drugs; further, it cuts down on drug craving and
reduces their sense of physical and emotional withdrawal. 

What's innovative about Holder's use of auriculotherapy is that he no
longer uses the traditional needles. Instead he uses a Stim-Flex 400, which
is a small handheld probe that delivers between 2.5-160 Hz in microcurrent
to specific ear points for 8-16 seconds per point, maximum. This is in
comparison to needle-delivered ear acupuncture which can require anywhere
from 45-60 minutes. The microcurrent probe approach is thus far more
efficient and specific, and helps release the pleasure-producing brain
chemicals called endorphins much more quickly and more thoroughly than
needle treatment. 

So Holder was getting highly impressive results with his new developments
in ear acupuncture, but then he found something even better: chiropractic.
In a special trial with 100 addicts, when Holder gave them 20 chiropractic
adjustments over a 30 day period, he got the retention rate up to 100% "
That is unheard of; it's never happened before in addiction treatment,"
Holder says. Bear in mind that at a national average of only $30 per
chiropractic adjustment, this astounding success rate cost only about $600
per addicted person per month. Add to this $30 for a one month's supply of
amino acids and $240-$400 a month for 4 addiction counselling sessions, and
you have a total addiction treatment program cost of about $870-$1030.
Johnny's unsuccessful treatment, by comparison, had been costing his family
$16,000 per month. 

Johnny's parents saw the results but, naturally, they couldn't understand
how chiropractic could have achieved it. The answer is almost as startling
as the treatment's success. 

But you first have to define a few basic terms, says Holder, such as what
is addiction? "Simply put, addiction is compulsive use in spite of negative
consequences." You keep using a substance even though you know it's bad for
you. There are 5 types of addictions, including work, food, sex,
drugs-chemicals, and gambling, and each one has many factors. "But these 5
categories are all symptoms of one disease-addiction." 

According to research Holder has collected and thought about deeply, 
there are two key factorsat play in causing addictions. First, according to
Holder's colleague, Kenneth Blum, Ph.D. of the University of Texas Health
Science Center at San Antonio, there is a genetic cause. 

Dr. Blum discovered the same specific genetic flaw (called "the A1 allele
of the D2 dopamine receptor") in 69% of severe alcoholics compared to only
20% of nonalcoholic people. 

It was Dr. Blum who developed the unique amino acid treatment plan for
addictions, as the result of 30 years of painstaking research. "Because the
brain reward cascade is a linear sequence of brain chemicals, Dr. Blum
determined that certain intervention approaches could help to balance this
important function and produce beneficial restorative effects," Dr. Holder
explains. The amino acids, in other words, are necessary precursors, or
building blocks, for the brain reward cascade chemicals (called
neurotransmitters) which are chronically deficient in the addicted person. 

Second, according to Holder's research, an estimated 90% of babies born
through forcep or suction-cup assisted deliveries, arrive in this world
with a subluxation. If the infant has the genetic defect associated with
addiction and gets its spine dangerously stretched and misaligned at birth,
then the chances of becoming an addicted adult are very high, Holder claims. 

What's the connection between a subluxated spine and addictions? It has to
do with a precise sequence of chemical changes in your brain called brain
reward cascade. If this cascade goes well with no interferences, you feel
good, full of well-being and pleasure; if the sequence is interfered with,
you may start looking to mood-altering substances or activities to fill the
gap. These brain chemicals are called neurotransmitters and they must be
released in the right sequence (like falling dominoes) for you to feel good. 

The biochemical bottom line here at the end of this cascade is called
dopamine, and, for those born with the genetic defect, their dopamine will
never work right. If your brain releases it, you feel good. The dopamine
reward may be the biochemical secret to understanding addictions. 

When your spine is out of alignment, or subluxated, says Holder, it
interrupts this important biochemical sequence in your brain. You start
experiencing disturbing emotions and crave substances to change, relieve,
or suppress your feelings. But how does a subluxation somewhere in your
back interfere with the flow of chemicals in your brain? This is where
Holder's theory gets very interesting.Your brain is not just in your head,
but in your spine as well. 

Brain scientists explain that your emotions take place in the midbrain
(also called the limbic system). Your sense of well-being, biochemically
speaking, is seated in the limbic system. The brain reward cascade takes
place here. Now, the limbic system has outposts throughout the spinal cord
in little anatomical features called the "dorsal horn," according to
ground-breaking research by the renowned scientist Dr. Candace Pert who
discovered this in 1988. In other words, your limbic system is represented
throughout the entire spinal cord. 

This means if your spine is subluxated anywhere along its length, this
condition interferes with your limbic system and the flow of feel-good
chemicals in your head. If you are a person with the specific genetic flaw
associated with addictions, you will probably never have that same feeling
of self-contentment, pleasure, and total well-being available to the rest
of the nonaddicted population. You may take up addictive substances or
activities to compensate. 

There is yet another intriguing link. It turns out that children 
who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Tourette's
Syndrome, also have this identical genetic defect. In other words, Holder
explains, compulsive disorders affecting children is our nations' number
one pediatric complaint. They affect 5-8% of boys and 2-4% of girls, and
are highly similar in cause to addictions. This also means that what
successfully treats adult addictions can be highly useful with hyperactive
children. Holder proved this by reversing abnormal brain waves in ADHD
patients using his Torque Release Technique. 

The good news and the beauty of the approach is that when you remove the
addict's subluxation, as Dr. Holder did with Johnny, you allow the brain
reward cascade of feel-good biochemicals to run properly again, perhaps for
the first time in the person's life. This in turn enables you to feel good
and no longer seek outside substances to produce a sense of well-being. 

There are about 50,000 chiropractors practicing in America today. This
means that any addicted person or child with hyperactivity who goes to a
chiropractor who treats subluxations can probably expect some immediate
relief from their addicted or compulsive behavior, Holder says. You might
say that chiropractic gets the dopamine flowing again, balancing the brain
reward cascade. While a chiropractor who removes subluxations will most
likely help an addicted person to start feeling better, you get even better
results by far if your chiropractor is trained in all the protocols of

If you go to a chiropractor trained in Dr. Holder's Torque Release
Technique (TRT) or to one who has graduated from Dr. Holder's Certified
Addiction Professional (CAP) program, you're likely to get the best
results. "Because addiction is a multifactorial disease, you need a
multifactorial approach to get the best results. We consider TRT the
'faster car' for addiction treatment," Holder says. Through his American
College of Addictionology, Dr. Holder is training health professionals all
over the U.S. in a 120-hour Certified Addiction Professional program; he's
also teaching TRT to as many chiropractors as he can manage. 

The result is that chiropractic is poised to make a dramatic leap forward
in what they can offer the public as the nation's second largest primary
health care profession. As a leading modality in alternative medicine,
Holder says, chiropractic offers the public something that conventional
medicine cannot: a drugfree addiction treatment program. Johnny never got
better with the drugs his psychiatrists prescribed because they were
mood-altering substances; they simply reinforced his addiction, making him
dependent on yet other chemical substances to feel better. 

"This is the big news. We now have a bold new approach to treating
addictions that has a very high success rate and is highly cost-effective.
It works so well because it removes the interference (the subluxation) to
the brain reward cascade and allows you to feel good about yourself,"
Holder says. 

Dr. Holder is getting astonishing results in places where previously no one
dared to tread. This is the area of pregnant cocaine addicts. Normally,
women in this condition find no sympathy in America's 8000 addiction
treatment programs on account of the staggering insurance liabilities. Even
worse, the local governments tend to regard them as criminal child abusers
and arrest them, severing them from their children, and thus creating
families that are even more broken and dysfunctional. 

The statistics are grim, says Dr. Holder, but there are some communities in
the U.S. today where 15% of all babies born are drug babies, born to
mothers who were addicted while carrying the fetuses. In contrast, 15 years
ago, this situation was unheard of, which means the incidence of drug
babies has been growing by 1% a year. If this continues for another two
generations, we could be looking at a situation in which there are no
normal babies born at all, Dr. Holder says. This is why his was one of ten
addiction treatment programs that made a bold proposal to the federal
government a few years ago to take a new approach. 

A colleague of Dr. Holder, Matthew Gissen, executive director of Village
Treatment Center, came up with an innovative concept in treatment program
design. The solution was what Drs. Holder and Gissen call, affectionately,
the "pregnant mommie house." This is a refitted 7-story building in Miami
where addicted pregnant women come for treatment. They have their babies
and continue the treatment program for up to 2 years-without the fear of
arrest, reprisal, or punishment for so-called child abuse. The approach
worked so well, says Dr. Holder, that today there are about 50 similar
programs scattered around the U.S. 

One day Dr. Holder walked into the pregnant mommie house. A young woman
grabbed his arm with a happy gleam in her eye. She brought him into her
room where she proudly displayed her healthy newborn baby, barely a week
old. She asked Dr. Holder to cradle her son and share the moment, as this
was truly a special, rare moment, in which all the work of doctor and
patient came to a happy resolution. 

"If you could just see the look in that mother's eyes, her pride and
self-esteem that she had experienced the miracle of recovery, that she had
accomplished something truly important for her son," says Dr. Holder. There
she was, a drugfree mother with her drugfree newborn. The drug addiction
would not be passed on to the next generation, not with this mother. "She
was actually realizing in that moment that she had conquered a
life-threatening disease and would not pass it on to her child-you couldn't
leave that room with a dry eye," Dr. Holder adds. 

All of this leaves chiropractic looking pretty good on its 100th
anniversary. Acupuncturists get excellent results in treating addictions
but there are only 7000 of them for a population of 256 million.
Conventional doctors can't successfully treat addictions because there is
no addiction training in medical schools and doctors prescribe
mood-altering drugs that can keep the addicts addicted to substances and at
risk to relapse. 

"Chiropractors are thus the logical primary intervention resource to deal
with the nation's number one cause of death," says Holder. How this daring
claim plays out in the the profession's next 100 years remains to be seen,
but nobody expects recovered addicts like Johnny to argue the point. 

"Our program integrates five modalities-chiropractic, amino acids, ear
acupuncture, counseling, Alcoholics Anonymous-but I emphasize that of all
these, the one that offers the greatest benefit for the dollar invested is

Dr. Holder adjusts a patient with the integrator[TM], a device he invented
to apply "torque" to remove subluxations. 

Holder was getting highly impressive results with his new developments in
ear acupuncture, but then he found something even better-chiropractic. In a
special trial with 100 addicts, when Holder gave them 20 chiropractic
adjustments over a 30 day period, he got the retention rate up to 100%. 


EDITOR'S NOTE: To contact Dr. Holder, for referrals of other chiropractors
using TRT, or for information about C.A.P. addiction training, and the
Integrator, write to: Jay M. Holder, D.C., M.D., American College of
Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders, 5990 Bird Road, Miami, FL, 33155;
tel: 305-661-3474; fax: 305-538-2204.