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Our Mission: To preserve and disseminate the knowledge of Natural Medicine so people can make informed consent decisions regarding their health.

Natural Medicine: "For every drug that benefits a patient, there is a natural substance that can achieve the same effect." ~Pfeiffer's Law~ , Dr. Carl C. Pfeiffer, MD, PhD

Orthomolecular Medicine: Orthomolecular (right molecule) medicine, commonly referred to as Nutritional Medicine, as conceptualized by double-Nobel Laureate Dr. Linus Pauling, aims to restore the optimum environment of the body by correcting imbalances or deficiencies based on individual biochemistry using substances [nutrients] natural to the body such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, trace elements, water, lipids, and essential fatty acids.

"The necessity of teaching mankind not to take drugs and medicines is a duty incumbent upon all who know their uncertainty and injurious effects; and the time is not far distant when the drug system will be abandoned." -- Dr. Charles Armbruster, M. D.

"As a retired physician, I can honestly say that unless you are in a serious accident, your best chance of living to a ripe old age is to avoid doctors and hospitals and learn nutrition, herbal medicine and other forms of natural medicine unless you are fortunate enough to have a naturopathic physician available. Almost all drugs are toxic and are designed only to treat symptoms and not to cure anyone. Vaccines are highly dangerous, have never been adequately studied or proven to be effective, and have a poor risk/reward ratio. Most surgery is unnecessary and most textbooks of medicine are inaccurate and deceptive. Almost every disease is said to be idiopathic (without known cause) or genetic - although this is untrue. In short, our main stream medical system is hopelessly inept and/or corrupt. The treatment of cancer and degenerative diseases is a national scandal. The sooner you learn this, the better off you will be." –Dr. Allan Greenberg, MD, Dec. 24, 2002

“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease." --Thomas Edison, inventor of the lightbulb, phonograph, and motion picture.

"Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food." --Hippocrates (460 - 377 B.C.), considered the father of Western medicine.

"You are what you eat." --Ancient adage (everything we eat is digested, metabolized, and absorbed by our cells)

Informed Consent

The patient’s right of self-decision can be effectively exercised only if the patient possesses enough information to enable an informed choice. The patient should make his or her own determination about treatment. The physician's obligation is to present the medical facts accurately to the patient or to the individual responsible for the patient’s care and to make recommendations for management in accordance with good medical practice. The physician has an ethical obligation to help the patient make choices from among the therapeutic alternatives consistent with good medical practice. Informed consent is a basic policy in both ethics and law that physicians must honor, unless the patient is unconscious or otherwise incapable of consenting and harm from failure to treat is imminent. In special circumstances, it may be appropriate to postpone disclosure of information, (see Opinion E-8.122, "Withholding Information from Patients").

Physicians should sensitively and respectfully disclose all relevant medical information to patients. The quantity and specificity of this information should be tailored to meet the preferences and needs of individual patients. Physicians need not communicate all information at one time, but should assess the amount of information that patients are capable of receiving at a given time and present the remainder when appropriate. (I, II, V, VIII)

"First, do no harm." --Hippocratic Oath (still sworn by modern physicians)

"Last year over a million people left the same suicide note: ‘SHOPPING LIST: butter, eggs, mayo, potato chips, ham, bacon.’ " - Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

"Every person is the author of their own health or disease." --Buddha