Thursday, November 30, 2017

Are You Open Minded? Creative? Do You Want To Be?


Are You Open Minded? Three Ways to Break Thinking Patterns | Paul Sloane | TEDxUniversityofBrighton
TEDx Talks
Published on Apr 19, 2016

How to think, not what to think | Jesse Richardson | TEDxBrisbane
TEDx Talks
Published on Oct 17, 2014
Jesse is the founder of an online fully immersive learning environment that will be free for students, teachers and universities all over the world.

7 steps of creative thinking: Raphael DiLuzio at TEDxDirigo
TEDx Talks
Published on Jun 28, 2012
Open-Minded & Creative People Live A Different Reality
By Guest Author        
November 28, 2017
Open-Minded And Creative People Live In A Completely Different Reality, Study Finds
The reality we live in is very much based on our perception of it. It’s not a new thing to hear that every person lives in their own reality, and that perception is highly individualized.
The question is, how different of a reality do open-minded and creative people perceive? According to a 
study done by researchers at Melbourne University, the reality these people perceive is very different.
And this perception is not only a psychologically-based one. The research team has found a fundamental difference in visual perception among the participants who scored high on the openness test.
In an article which describes the study, authors Luke Smillie and Anna Antinori explain that open people possess the “curiosity to examine things from all angles,” and this gives them the ability to see more than the average person.
To discover just how differently open people perceive reality, the participants were given the binocular rivalry test, in which two different images are placed in front of each eye, like a red patch on one eye and a green patch on the other.
The average person will see the images flip from one to another intermittently, making the observer see either green or red every moment. However, the participants who were more open-minded managed to merge the two images into a “fused or scrambled combination.”
As the authors explain, “the creative tendencies of open people extend all the way down to basic visual perception. Open people may have fundamentally different visual experiences to the average person.”
Some see it, some don’t – open-minded and creative people always do
To further examine the perceptual abilities of these people, a follow-up study decided to see how much inattentional blindness affects them. Inattentional blindness is a perceptual phenomenon where a person fails to perceive something because they are focusing on something else.
The participants were given this video to watch. Here’s a little extra: try to see how open-minded you are! However, don’t read further before watching the video.
Many of the participants failed to notice the gorilla beating its chest in the middle of the room, but some of them didn’t.
These some were the ones who scored high on the openness test, showing that open-minded and creative people seem impervious to perceptual glitches.
“Once again, it seems that more visual information breaks through into conscious perception for people high in openness — they see the things that others screen out,” explain the authors
Open people do see the world differently – and thus live in a different reality. And perhaps this different kind of perception is what allowed the greatest minds in the world to come up with the most brilliant conclusions, inventions, and whatnot.
And the best thing about it? Everybody can broaden their mind if they are willing.
Source: The Conversation

LGBT "Born That Way" Refuted By Science! (Part 1)


Scientific Research Refutes LGBT 'Born That Way' Claim
CBN News
Published on Aug 23, 2016
The LGBT fraud has been exposed, and they’re definitely not happy about it
Tue Nov 15, 2016
November 15, 2016 (REAL Women) -- Those who are setting our so-called “values”, such as the small but powerful group of academics, mainstream media, and homosexual activists, do so by attempting to impose strange myths and ideas that have no scientific basis.
These myths include the one that homosexuals are “born that way”, can’t change, and must be accepted for “who they are”. Further, those claiming they are a different gender than that with which they were born, i.e. the transgendered, who “feel” they belong to other than their gender at birth, must be accepted as such.
The public is supposed to put aside its intelligence and common sense, and respectfully bow collectively in obeisance to these “expert” opinions. These opinions, however, are complete and utter hogwash.
We know instinctively that they are not authentic, or worthy of our belief. However, the myth-makers attempt to force their nonsense on us by the heavy hand of the law, claiming that it’s “discrimination” to refuse to accept the myths as truth.  Jurisdictions which don’t obey their rulings are economically punished, parents are forbidden to protect their children from the monstrous “bathroom” laws that permit males to use girls’ showers, lockers and change rooms.  It’s all a fraud based on propaganda with no scientific legitimacy.
Bombshells Explode The Myths
However, two bombshells have exploded that have shattered these myths, and the opinion-makers haven’t yet controlled its fall-out.
The first bombshell was a landmark study published in The Journal – The New Atlantis, (August 23, 2016). The Journal is a well-known journal of science, technology and ethics based in Washington D.C.  This article analysed the scientific evidence of LGBT issues published to date in scientific journals.
The report was authored by two eminent scholars. Dr. Lawrence Mayer, a professor of psychiatry and statistics and biostatistics at Arizona State University, stated in the preface to the study that he has testified in dozens of federal and state legal proceedings strongly supporting equality and opposing discrimination for the LGBT Community. However, Dr. Mayer stated he supports every sentence in this report without reservation since it is about science and medicine.  He also stated he was alarmed to learn during his review of over 500 scientific articles that the LGBT community bears a disproportionate rate of mental health problems compared to the population as a whole.
The other author is Dr. Paul McHugh, one of the leading psychiatrists in the world. He was psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore from 1975 to 2001.  These scientists reviewed hundreds of peer reviewed studies on sexual orientation and gender identity from the biological, psychological and social sciences.  Their conclusions were as follows:
The belief that sexual orientation is an innate, biologically fixed human property – that people are “born that way” – is not supported by scientific evidence.
The belief that gender identity is an innate, fixed human property independent of biological sex – so that a person might be a ‘man trapped in a woman’s body’ or ‘a woman trapped in a man’s body’ – is not supported by scientific evidence.
Only a minority of children who express gender-atypical thoughts or behaviour will continue to do so into adolescence or adulthood. There is no evidence that all such children should be encouraged to become transgender, much less subjected to hormone treatments or surgery.
Non-heterosexual and transgender people have higher rates of mental health problems (anxiety, depression, suicide), as well as behavioral and social problems (substance abuse, intimate partner violence), than the general population. Discrimination alone does not account for the entire disparity.
The second bombshell was exploded by a top researcher for the American Psychological Association (APA), lesbian activist, Dr. Lisa Diamond, co-author-in-chief of ‘the APA Handbook’ of sexuality and psychology and one of the APA’s most respected members.  She admitted that sexual orientation was “fluid” and not unchangeable.  By doing so, Dr. Diamond confirmed that the myth that “homosexuals can’t change” is now a dead-end theory.  She summarized the relevant findings in a lecture at Cornell University stating that abundant research has now established that sexual orientation – including attraction, behaviour and self-identity – is fluid for both adolescents and adults for both genders.
Her announcement flies in the face of legislation in several U.S. states and Ontario, Canada, which ban “reparative therapy”, which seeks to help patients experiencing same-sex attraction.
It also destroys the argument by homosexual activists that sexual orientation is the “civil rights movement of our times”. This is poppycock. Sexual desire is based on something other than genetics, including primarily, a person’s relationships, culture and other experiences, not genetics or prenatal hormones.
The only thing that science actually tells us is that we are born either male or female.
Errant, harmful ideologies and lies, especially those which diminish and endanger the lives of children, should be condemned without delay.
Clearly, the laws on sexual orientation and the transgendered must be reassessed in light of the truth now being exposed. We can waste no more time on such inanities.
Reaction of Homosexual Activists and the Media
The mainstream media ignored these bombshells. The homosexual Human Rights Campaign (HRC), however, was not about to allow them to affect its continued existence, and the estimated nearly $49 million it hauls in annually from contributions, which maintain its luxurious headquarters in Washington D.C.  More importantly, it was not about to relinquish the tremendous power and influence it holds over society – especially the law makers and the media.
The HRC reacted as it usually does when its power base is threatened. It is to attack, attack, and attack.  On this occasion, it went for the jugular of the New Atlantis Journal, which had defied it by exposing the true facts about homosexuality.  The HRC published a criticism of the Journal’s research review, characterizing Drs. Mayer and McHugh as “Anti-Trans All-Stars”, and “anti-LGBTQ” promoters seeking to “marginalize” and mock people.  They accused the authors of intentional “misleading statements” and “biased interpretations.”
The editors of the New Atlantis Journal, however, were not about to put up with HRC’s nonsense.  The latter was only lies and distortions.  In a special publication entitled “Lies and Bullying from the Human Rights Campaign” it delineated how HRC had distorted the journal’s recent publication on homosexuality stating in the introduction “Most of the HRC document is an exercise in distortion”.  It then tackled in detail these distortions.
We can also be assured that HRC is scrambling behind the scenes to find suitable ideologically correct researchers to commence a study, funded either by the HRC directly, or, more probably, by one of the corporate mad dogs held in its kennel, to dispute the study in the New Atlantis Journal and APA.  When this new study is released, probably within a year, it will be with great fanfare and extensive coverage in the media.  It will be presented as “The Truth”.  It will, however, be a fraud and deceit based on flawed methodology.  How can it be otherwise, when its findings are pre-determined?  The purpose of the study will be for propaganda only and it will be merely a feeble house of cards.  It should be disregarded by those with any intelligence and common sense with the knowledge that such a study is only an attempt by well-funded homosexual activists to continue their control over society.
Reprinted with permission from REAL Women of Canada.    
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Why Are There So Many Doctors Dying Mysteriously? (Part 2)

Doctors Who Mysteriously Died

Beyond Strange: The Mysterious Deaths Of Holistic Practitioners
Published on Nov 20, 2017

Breaking: Prominent Holistic Doctor and entire family found shot dead in AZ home
Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News
Published on Nov 12, 2017

Explosive The real reason Holistic Doctors are being killed and vanishing!
Published on Jul 23, 2015
Mysterious Holistic Doctor Deaths Are On The Rise
By Josh Hamilton
Posted on Oct 13, 2017
The mysterious string of holistic doctor deaths continues.
In the early morning of July 28th, holistic doctor, Glenn Scarpelli, 53, and his wife Patricia, 50, allegedly jumped to their deaths together from a ninth-floor office building in Manhattan. Their holistic clinic, located between Madison and Park Avenue, a few blocks from the Empire State Building, was where the remains of their bodies were found. Both were discovered with typed suicide notes in a plastic baggie in their pocket and they strangely left their their two children (Joseph, 19, and Isabella, 20) behind in the building.
The alleged reasons behind their supposed suicide have been evolving quickly, from the potential repeal of “Obamacare,” to rising health care costs and debts. Details have been sketchy and there have been numerous aspects of the story that have been called into question, including the fact they weirdly left typed suicide notes and the mainstream media confusion over the reason for their suicide — the story seemed to change numerous times (as Erin Elizabeth pointed out).
The Latest In A String Of Deaths
Unfortunately, this is not the first such incident, a few months back, Dr. Glenn Layne Towery was reported missing after he failed to turn up to his chiropractic practice in Victoria, Texas. According to Health Nut News, he had “an impressive resume as a chiropractor and an acupuncturist with advanced training well beyond that.” And it was extremely out of character for him to have missed appointments he had scheduled. Dr. Towery is still reported missing, although police have been following new leads after his truck was discovered abandoned in Victoria County, in May 2017. Holistic Doctor Deaths
This string of mysterious deaths of holistic and alternative doctors all began in 2015 with the death of Dr. Jeffrey Bradstreet, a renowned autism doctor and researcher. He was found in a river with a gunshot wound to the chest. Initially authorities thought his death was suicide, however, the family and a number of autism and holistic practitioners claim that Dr. Bradstreet was murdered and that the wound was not self-inflicted. Holistic Doctor Deaths
Health Nut News has reported on around 60 suspicious deaths over the past two years. We spoke to Erin Elizabeth from Health Nut News to see whether she felt that there was any connection between the deaths:
I have maintained in nearly all my 100+ articles that I have no idea whether there is a connection or not. I have done my best to stay neutral on this, and while the death of so many friends and colleagues of Dr Mercola and mine definitely seems suspicious, I just have no definitive proof they are all connected, or partially connected, or not at all. I hope one day we find out for certain.
Healthy Wild and Free and the Centre For Research on Globalization reported that the majority of these doctors were researching Nagalase and its effect on GcMAF in the body around the time they disappeared. GcMAF is, according to First Immune (who are one of the companies selling the product), “an essential human protein our bodies make that removes a number of diseases,”whilst Nagalase is an enzyme produced by cancer cells that can cause immune deficiency and blocks the GcMAF activating factor in the human body.
Thrive Movement, seemed to suggest that the death of Dr. Bradstreet was related to his work surrounding autism and vaccines, as well as GcMAF as a cure for cancer and other diseases. Before his death, Bradstreet’s research facility had been raided by U.S. government agents to shut down his research and halt his treatment of patients. The warrant that describes the items to be seized allegedly indicates a motive to protect pharmaceutical dominance and suppress natural cures, allowing for the removal of all records associated with “Globulin component Macrophage Activating Factor (GcMAF)”. The real question here seems to be why they raided an office that is still practicing today without restriction.
The families of many of these doctors and naturopathic practitioners believe that they were killed for promoting controversial therapies, such as GCMaF as a potential cure for cancer. Holistic Doctor Deaths
Amanda Froelich of Bloom for Life (an online holistic wellness hub) stated last year:
It seems that health practitioners that promote the idea that every individual can be their own doctor, by taking responsibility for their own health rather than waiting for emergency medicine, are being targeted, as they are going against a system which is corrupt and toxic.
We spoke to Amanda to see if she could shed some light on whether there was any connection between the deaths of holistic doctors and practitioners across the country and beyond. Holistic Doctor Deaths
Though I cannot personally validate any link between the naturopathic/holistic practitioners’ untimely deaths, I do know that upon crafting a new article based on Erin’s findings and others’ reporting, at least seven individuals who were related or were close friends with similar practitioners contacted me via email. Nearly everyone mentioned that the individual in question would never have committed suicide, or that their death/disappearance was incredibly unexpected.
Holistic Doctor Deaths Globally
These mysterious deaths aren’t confined to the U.S. Just a few months back in Germany, 29 “alternative and homeopathic practitioners” were purportedly poisoned in the space of a few days — these are not counted as part of the 60 deaths Elizabeth has been reporting on. According to reports by Health Nut News and larger outlets like U.S. News, the victims (several of whom died) at the scene were “suffering from delusions, breathing problems, racing hearts and cramps.” ]
Holistic Doctor Deaths
Snopes did a scathing fact check of Erin’s ongoing reporting about the list of more than 60 “suspicious” deaths, claiming that there is no real connection between the list of doctors and practitioners. Snopes has come under fire recently following a Daily Mail investigation that alleged embezzlement of company money and exposed a secret relationship and divorce between the owner and an employee that has damaged the sites reputation. Although the allegations were not aimed at the credibility of their work, the story does raise doubts over the legitimacy and intentions of the site.
When asked about the Snopes article Erin stated:
I think it’s inaccurate, and since they just did a gofundme stating they needed to raise money from perfect strangers to ‘survive’. Also the fact that they got caught lying when they attempted to ‘debunk’ one of my articles, and had to quietly change the article with no apology. I think it’s pretty clear they’re not trustworthy, and could be getting shut down soon.
Froelich postulates that big pharma is feeling hugely threatened by the potential of real cures to diseases that would stunt their profits. Holistic Doctor Deaths
I believe one has to ask, who would gain the most from silencing the naturopathic doctors and the like? Holistic Doctor Deaths
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) admits that a minimum of 40 percent of the top five leading U.S. causes of death are preventable (heart disease, cancer, respiratory disease, a stroke, and Alzheimer’s). By adopting an organic and primarily plant-based diet, adopting mindfulness practices, and engaging in exercise a minimum of 3-5 times per week, an individual can dramatically reduce their likelihood of developing diseases of affluence in the future — and even get off medications in the present.
“There is no money in ‘health care,’ only ‘sick care,’” says Froelich.
Naturopathic doctors and alternative medical practitioners ultimately teach clients that they have the tools necessary to help themselves. Considering pharmaceutical drugs are responsible for killing over 100,000 people each year and remedies such as C B D oil (non-psychoactive component of cannabis) have killed zero (and have even been proven to benefit conditions such as cancer better than chemotherapy), it would not be inconceivable to imagine that a ‘war’ of some sort is being waged between the two factions of medicine.
Annually, vaccine revenues equate to $25 billion and cancer drugs over $100 billion, so the pharmaceutical industries risk losing huge profits if research like Bradstreet’s continue to grow and reach a wider audience.
The frequency of these deaths however, must be taken with a pinch of salt. Reason Magazine pointed out that basic mathematics can explain the frequency of the deaths:
As of March 2015, there was an estimated range of 897,000 to just over 1,000,000 doctors in the United States, and per every 100,000 people (of all vocations) each year, approximately 821 die. Going by those numbers alone, between 6,500 and 8,200 medical doctors will statistically die of myriad causes in any given year. Each month approximately 700 doctors would die (based upon the number of American doctors and the number of overall deaths)… As such, six to eight deaths is well within the realm of expected doctor deaths.
What mathematics can’t explain, is the mysterious circumstances surrounding many of these deaths, but right now we don’t have any definitive explanation.
Josh Hamilton is an aspiring journalist from Belfast, Northern Ireland, living in London, Ontario. Lover of music, politics, tech and life. Editor in chief at
Unintended Holistic Doctor Death Series: Now over 70
By Erin Elizabeth
March 12, 2016
Editor’s note: The video above isn’t current, but our list below is. Sadly, we now have nearly 80 in the unintended series that I began on day one with Dr. Bradstreet. I’ve traveled to do shows on the Discovery network and GAIAM TV. I also lecture across the US to tens of thousands of holistic doctors, alumni at universities, medical conferences, CE programs, etc. to get the word out.
Our goal is not to instill fear, but instead encourage people to speak up and be brave, in light of losing our heroes, who were all extraordinary people.
Our hearts go out to their family and friends.
June 19, 2015, Father’s Day
On Father’s Day, one year ago, the beloved Jeffrey Bradstreet was found dead in a river with a gunshot wound to his chest.
I was honored to do the first interview with the Boston eet family, and commend them for their bravery as they search for answers. They’ve hired private investigators and “want to get to the bottom of this”. Their investigators have concluded that Jeffrey Bradstreet didn’t commit suicide. He was murdered—without a doubt.
Other families are coming forward and have hired their own investigators, including Dr. Marshall’s wife, who’s an MD. Her investigator believes that her husband was murdered in a “set up” staged by someone in law enforcement or with military training (story linked in the timeline below).
More families are hiring investigators because they’re not buying the “official” accounts given by local law enforcement. A most prominent doctor has told me that their local law enforcement is considering the death and is talking with the FBI. That’s a start.
Since so many of these doctors (and the few researchers I included in this unintended series) were fathers, I wanted to honor them today, on Father’s Day. I finally agreed to be a producer on a film being made on the subject, but we still have a long way to go. You can watch the trailer here.
The more we share this tragedy with others, the better chance we have of making progress. The fact that any law enforcement is even talking to the FBI is encouraging. I appreciate the few media organizations who’ve had the guts to share these stories: the New York Times, (who wrote me requesting info), The Independent UK, and network affiliates (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX) around the US. Most mainstream sites barely cover one doctor’s death, let alone the dozens we’ve had die this year, if we include mysterious accidents, murders, alleged suicides or unexplained sudden deaths.
As you’ll see in the timeline below, there are allegedly three dates within one month when two doctors died on the same day. That’s six doctors dying in pairs on three different days.
Some skeptics who rolled their eyes at the first few deaths are now wondering if a connection exists. There have been theories, from GcMAF to CBD oil, but I don’t think all doctors used both treatments. I’m not convinced either is the smoking gun, but one or both might hold part of the answer.
Several unsolved murders and some alleged suicides are still under investigation. I sincerely hope answers are found. We knew several of these amazing doctors personally. We need to know the truth.
Besides the fact that the majority were holistic, they shared another common theme—they all cared deeply and were passionate about health. I have a trove of emails from their friends, patients, neighbors, loved ones and family. They were adored by many. I hope they’re never forgotten, and that others will carry on their work without living in fear.
These healers—some of whom were best-selling authors,  regulars in the media and put celebrities into remission from cancer and illnesses—were kind, caring people who’ve left this world a better place. I’m honored to have known them and am still studying their work today.
Sign up for the newsletter for more information and stay safe and strong. While it’s always good to be aware, I’ve learned that living in fear doesn’t help us at all.
Click below for the official detailed timeline for the deaths of the doctors:
The mysterious death of a doctor who peddled autism ‘cures’ to thousands
By Michael E. Miller
July 16, 2015
James Jeffrey Bradstreet was one of the world’s most famous — or infamous — physicians. He believed vaccines caused autism. He even testified so before Congress. Twice.
But he didn’t just rail against Big Pharma. He also tried to beat it.
Bradstreet offered thousands of autism patients around the globe controversial treatments. He claimed he could effectively cure kids of their autism, cancer and other maladies simply by injecting them with protein shots.
When Bradstreet’s body was found last month in the Rocky Broad River in mountainous North Carolina with a bullet wound to the chest, therefore, friends, family members and patients pointed fingers at drug corporations. The FDA. Anyone but Bradstreet.
“He did not kill himself!” one patient’s parent wrote online.
“May God have vengeance quickly on the evil doers who murdered him!” wrote another.
Although the local sheriff said it was suicide, Bradstreet’s relatives quickly raised $33,000 online for “an exhaustive investigation into the possibility of foul play.” And on Tuesday, the family’s attorney 
announced that the money had been used to hire multiple private detectives who would investigate whether Bradstreet had, in fact, been murdered.
Since his death, however, the conspiracy theories have begun to crumble as evidence has emerged linking Bradstreet to a shadowy online industry in unapproved medicine.
Bradstreet’s Internet postings tie him to an unlicensed medical factory that was recently shut down for producing potentially contaminated vials of a supposed wonder “cure” called GcMAF.
The day before his death, Bradstreet’s own clinic was raided by federal and state authorities searching for the same untested and unapproved “cure.”
And on the very day of his death, Swiss media reported that a clinic linked to Bradstreet had also been raided after five patients receiving GcMAF died.
As this international medical gray market began to unravel, so, too, did Bradstreet’s life.
If any doubt remains about whether Bradstreet committed suicide, one thing is now abundantly clear: The controversial doctor’s questionable treatments had finally caught up with him.
A doctor’s ties to the online international gray market of unapproved drugs
Bradstreet was both beloved and belittled.
To his patients, he was a savior willing to try out treatments few others would touch. But to critics — including other doctors and autism advocates — he was a crackpot whose supposed cures could be more dangerous than the disorders themselves.
Despite scientific consensus to the contrary, 
Bradstreet believed vaccines could cause autism. And he recommended unorthodox and often unapproved autism treatments including hyperbaric oxygen chambers; hormone injections; stem cell therapy and chelation, a risky chemical procedure Bradstreet believed could remove the mercury supposedly introduced by vaccines.
But perhaps Bradstreet’s most controversial treatment was something called Globulin component Macrophage Activating Factor, or GcMAF. A protein that naturally occurs in healthy human blood, GcMAF can be removed, concentrated and injected into a sick patient.
During the past decade, a handful of doctors have claimed that GcMAF can cure anything from cancer to autism by boosting the human immune system.
Bradstreet was an avid believer. In posts on his blog — deleted but still cached online — he shared his GcMAF patients’ anecdotes. And in 2012, he gave a presentation in England in which he described giving GcMAF injections to 40 autistic patients ranging from 16 months to 21 years in age.
“It’s extremely potent in terms of its ability to work for children,” he announced. “Many from this [experiment] have gone on to basically lose the label of autism. They don’t have autistic distinctions any more after sometimes as little as 20 weeks of therapy.”
It was an incredible claim: a cure for one of the world’s most vexing disorders after just five months of injections.
During his speech, Bradstreet cited doctors studying GcMAF in Japan and Italy. He said that a paper on his experiment was being peer reviewed. And he name-dropped David Noakes, the head of Immuno Biotech, a company manufacturing GcMAF.
(He also announced a 25 percent discount on GcMAF for those in attendance.)
What he did not disclose, however, was that much of the research he cited had already been 
discredited and retracted; the journal considering Bradstreet’s paper was the scientific equivalent of self-publishing, and Bradstreet had close ties to Noakes and Immuno Biotech.
During the same U.K. trip, Bradstreet and Noakes made what was essentially a promotional video for Immuno Biotech and its brand of GcMAF, called First Immune.
“I’m here with Dr. Jeffrey Bradstreet from the U.S.A., the autism expert in the First Immune GcMAF laboratories,” Noakes said on camera. “Dr. Bradstreet has been using our GcMAF for 18 months and we’d like to thank you for, I think you’ve treated 900 children now?”
“Not just children,” Bradstreet boasted. “So the spectrum of my patients with autism ranges from somewhere around 18 months to goodness, somewhere around close to 40. So we’ve treated many adults with autism as well as chronic fatigue patients, cancer patients. So we’ve found application for a fairly broad number of disorders for the product.”
The two traded compliments for four minutes straight.
“We have been astounded in the time you have been here just how much biomedical science you know,” Noakes told Bradstreet. “We have never met a doctor with such an understanding at the microbiological level of how autism and cancer and other diseases work, and we are absolutely delighted to have you with us. And we look forward to what we know are going to be further breakthroughs in autism in the future.”
Bradstreet responded by saying Noakes had “state of the art equipment.”
“I think you have a fabulous team of good scientists who are doing some incredible work here to produce the highest quality of both effective activity as well as purity and sterility of product,” the doctor said. “It’s something I’ve been able to rely on now for close to two years. And it’s really wonderful to be able to a part of it.”
Then he made a pitch for why GcMAF was the perfect autism treatment.
“The wonderful thing about your product is that it’s really not me treating you,” he said. “It’s not like you come to my office and I have to dose you up with this medicine because this is something that parents can do in their home.
“It’s accessible to anybody around the world. Through your Internet sites you’ve made it available very broadly. We’ve used it in South Africa, China, India, Eastern Europe, South America and all over. So that’s been a wonderful experience to see parents have access to a therapy.
“… We are seeing some extraordinary results.”
For desperate parents: Google, order and inject
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is clear: GcMAF is not a recognized treatment for autism.
“GcMAF treatments are considered investigational, and none are approved or licensed for use by the FDA in the U.S.,” the agency said in a statement sent to The Washington Post.
Nearly all doctors agree.
“Given there is no evidence that modulating the immune system would have any benefit for children with autism spectrum disorder – especially given ASD’s genetic or epigenetic basis – I am not sure why Dr. Bradstreet would want to use this for ASD,” Peter Jay Hotez, dean of Baylor’s National School of Tropical Medicine, told The Post in an e-mail.
It’s not even clear if GcMAF injections are safe. An initial “safety study” — the first of its kind — is still trying to recruit participants.
So why are thousands of people around the world ordering it online and injecting their kids with it?
Part of the answer lies in Bradstreet and Noakes’s incredible promises.
“Dr. Jeffrey Bradstreet has now treated over 2,000 autistic children with GcMAF and the results are well established,” according to one of Noakes’s Web sites. “85% improve, if only a little, and of them 15% have their autism eradicated. In all 3,000 children have been treated with GcMAF with similar results.”
Internet chatrooms reveal how desperate parents were drawn to these promises like moths to a flame.
The discussion forum on Autism Web shows hundreds of parents of autistic children seeking out alternative methods of treating, or even “curing,” their kids.
“We are doing GcMAF injections through Bradstreet,” began one thread in August of 2011. “It has been 5 weeks. Each shot is $90 so I’m hoping we will see something big soon. I would love to hear from anyone else that has been doing the treatment for longer than us.”
Dozens responded. The replies varied from wary to ecstatic.
“I’ve been reading about GcMAF on other boards but hadn’t realized that this treatment was already available,” one person wrote. “Have you seen any benefits/negatives yet?”
“I am skeptical about it as it is a pretty new treatment,” wrote another. “Have there been any long-term follow up patients who used it? … Is it okay to start it? What areas have improved in your kid? What is the source of the GcMAF? Is it human?”
A few had concerns specifically about Bradstreet.
“Dr. Bradstreet is going to Kiev, Ukraine?” one person wrote in response to a blog by Bradstreet promoting a trip to see “experienced experts” in the Eastern European country. “The clinic there looks like it should be in a horror movie, I would never go there!!!”
But if a few parents worried about exposing their kids to GcMAF, many more jumped at the opportunity to try out the supposedly wondrous protein on their struggling children.
Some seemed well aware that GcMAF was not an approved medicine.
“Getting homeopathic practitioner to put her name to the request for the test £20 (don’t think GP [general practitioner] would do this,” one wrote.
“I did go to my GP today and she had no idea what [the GcMAF test] was, but said they wouldn’t do it,” another wrote. “So looks like I now need to find someone just to help me get the test done, very frustrating.”
“Have you considered trying to get your child in to see Dr. Bradstreet?” someone suggested.
Many commenters credited Bradstreet and his First Immune GcMAF injections with perceived improvements in their kids’ health. They ranged from “small positives” to allegedly major breakthroughs.
“I was crying tears of joy last night as we put him to bed because he was talking more than ever before,” one wrote.
“Oooh! Autism schmautism!!!” a Bradstreet customer in South Africa victoriously announced after supposedly seeing their child’s symptoms melt away.
In contrast, however, several commenters described giving their kids months of expensive shots only to end up disillusioned with both Bradstreet and GcMAF.
“We have completed 20 shots of GcMAF so far. I am still waiting for the wow that everyone talks about,” one person wrote. Even worse, they described side effects including “crying and pains in his chest and stomach at least for first 3 days after the shot.”
“We are doing GcMAF injections. I have not seen any gains at all,” another person wrote. “I have seen the worse behaviors and tantrums. So after spending $1,300 for no gains and living in hell I am done with this.”
Others described nasty viral or bacterial infections which flared up after starting their kids on GcMAF.
“It came to a point where we couldn’t tolerate it any more,” an angry parent wrote.
Hotez, who has a child with autism, told The Post that because autism doesn’t have a known cure, many parents are driven to extremes to help their kids.
“If you Google something on the Web, you can get a quick and easy fix,” he said. “Unfortunately that’s what a lot of parents do, and there is a lot of garbage on the Internet.”
In the case of GcMAF, that garbage would ultimately prove dangerous for both patients and provider.
Five deaths, three raids and a suicide
Fiona O’Leary is a far cry from a fearsome detective. She is a thin, pale Irish woman with dyed crimson hair and Asperger’s.
But she also has two sons with autism.
So like Bradstreet’s patients, O’Leary began scouring the Internet for ways to help her kids. Instead, she found GcMAF, which she calls a “dangerous and unethical scam.”
“GcMAF is another dangerous unauthorized, unproven and very expensive treatment being used in the Autism field,” O’Leary told The Post in an e-mail. She is the founder of Autistic Rights Together, an organization that exposes bogus autism magic bullets. “Those offering this treatment are untrained and not medical Doctors,” she said of GcMAF. (Bradstreet, it should be noted, was licensed to practice medicine in Georgia at the time of his death.)
O’Leary began investigating Bradstreet, Noakes, Immuno Biotech and their GcMAF solution, First Immune, in 2014. She began with First Immune’s headquarters in Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands.
Her complaints led regulators on the island to raise concerns in December with the Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the United Kingdom’s version of the FDA.
In early February of this year, the MHRA launched a raid of the First Immune GcMAF production facility near Cambridge — the same lab where Bradstreet had obtained his injections and had filmed promotional videos.
But where Bradstreet had seen a “sterile” and “state of the art” laboratory, the British government saw a nightmare.
MHRA investigators announced that they were shutting down the “unregistered” and “unlicensed” pharmacy after finding that the GcMAF was being made with blood plasma labeled “Not to be administered to humans or used in any drug products.”
“The production site does not meet Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards and there are concerns over the sterility of the medicine being produced and the equipment being used,” MHRA said in a statement. “There are concerns that the product may be contaminated.”
“These products may pose a significant risk to people’s health. Not only were the manufacturing conditions unacceptable but the originating material was not suitable for human use,” said MHRA Director of Inspection Gerald Heddell. “GcMAF products labelled as ‘First Immune’ are not licensed medicines and have not been tested for quality, safety or effectiveness. People should not start treatment with these specific products. It is important that patients currently taking these products seek their doctor’s advice as soon as possible.
“The advice is, do not buy medicines online from an unregistered pharmacy as you don’t know what you are getting, where it came from or if it’s safe to take,” he said.
But the GcMAF saga didn’t end there. O’Leary was hounding American officials as well. After spotting Bradstreet’s videos and blog posts mentioning his connections to Noakes and First Immune, O’Leary complained to the FDA about the American doctor.
Four months after First Immune was shut down, the feds came knocking on Bradstreet’s Buford, Ga., clinic.
A search warrant dated June 16 and obtained by The Washington Post shows that authorities were explicitly looking for GcMAF, as well as other “misbranded drugs.”
The raid took place on June 18, the day before Bradstreet died, Noakes told The Post in a phone interview. Agents from the FDA and the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency confiscated vials of GcMAF, medical records, lists of clients and associated companies, computers and financial records, according to the search warrant.
Had he been indicted, Bradstreet would have faced up to 20 years in prison, according to Forbes, which first obtained the search warrant.
The doctor left town. He packed his suitcases and drove three hours northeast across state lines to North Carolina.
But as he checked into a hotel near Lake Lure, N.C., the next day, more bad news was breaking for Bradstreet.
In Switzerland, three newspapers reported that very morning that a First Immune clinic run by Noakes had been shut down. Five patients being treated with GcMAF had died, the papers reported. Some had been spending up to 6,000 euros (about $6,500) a week for their treatment.
“Private clinic under criminal investigation after five deaths,” ran the headline in newspaper 24 Heures.
“We have reported the deaths of patients treated at the University Hospital in Bussigny,” said  Darcy Christen, a spokesman for the local hospital. “We did it after discovering a body of consistent evidence that show questionable practices.”
“We found these situations serious enough to try to understand what was happening in Bussigny because the First Immune clinic is not officially registered in Switzerland,” said Karim Boubaker, a local government health official. “For us, it therefore does not exist and we were not sure what was happening. In addition, GcMAF is not allowed in Switzerland.”
Calling the clinic “an illegal practice of medicine,” Swiss officials launched an investigation into First Immune. (It’s still unclear if the deaths had anything to do with GcMAF or if the injections simply failed to help terminal patients.)
It’s impossible to know how the bad news affected Bradstreet, but it definitely came just hours before his death. When he arrived to his hotel in North Carolina on June 19, the room wasn’t ready, according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. Instead of waiting, he left — never to return.
Bradstreet’s body was found by a fisherman that afternoon. The gun that was used to kill him was found nearby in the water, according to authorities.
The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office wasted no time in ruling the death a suicide.
“Everything is what it appears to be,” Lt. Jamie Keever, the lead detective on the case, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It’s a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.”
Authorities are still waiting on an autopsy but the forensics and circumstantial evidence both suggest suicide. After all: The feds were onto him. His GcMAF supplier had been shut down. The wonder “cure” had been linked to five deaths in lurid headlines. Bradstreet’s life and profession were falling apart.
The shadowy international trade in unapproved medicine that had provided Bradstreet with so much business was finally coming to light.
But Bradstreet’s friends, family and patients have refused to believe the doctor killed himself. None is more skeptical that David Noakes.
“I know it was murder,” the Immuno Biotech CEO said. “Dr. Bradstreet stated what we all know: that the MMR vaccine causes autism,” repeating a claim often wielded by anti-vaccine activists that’s  been totally debunked. “And he was an expert witness in many court cases in the U.S.A. providing testimony to that effect. MMR is a multibillion dollar vaccine and this [GcMFA] hurts the profits of the MMR drug companies and that is why he was killed.”
In a half-hour phone interview, Noakes told The Post that he was convinced a vaccine company killed Bradstreet to protect its profits from the wonder “cure” that is GcMFA.
“He was raided by the FDA the day before his murder so the murder is now dressed up to look like suicide,” Noakes claimed.
“Why would a doctor use a gun?” he continued. “A doctor wouldn’t use a gun at all. He’d use barbiturates or a cocktail of drugs which are easily available to him and take no effort.”
Noakes went on to defend his friend, who he admitted he had supplied with GcMAF.
“Before he was killed, he was recovering 60 percent of autistic children using GcMAF,” Noakes said of Bradstreet. “That is the highest recovery rate in autism in the world by far.”
Noakes went on to claim that both the MHRA and FDA were in cahoots with vaccine companies to bury GcMAF and the men providing it. He accused MHRA of “absurd lies,” “pure fraud” and “corruption” in shutting down his U.K. facility.
As to the patients who died at the University Hospital in Bussigny, Noakes said that the media had buried the real story: the clinic’s success.
“We had 76 terminal stage four cancer patients,” he said. “We saved 70 percent of them. They went home improving. The other 30 percent of them died but all 100 percent of them were expected to die.”
“They were prosecuting us for manslaughter to start out off with. They have now given that up because they realized how ridiculous that is in a terminal stage four cancer clinic,” he said, adding that his clinic was instead currently facing fraud charges.
Noakes admitted to using substances “not to be administered to humans” in his GcMAF but insisted that was common practice and that his product was safe and sterile. He also boasted to sending his vials to 9,000 patients in 80 nations.
Ensuring that his company’s medicines abide by international law wasn’t his concern, he said. “If the regulators have so much time on their hands, let them do it,” he said smugly.
“We are residents in Guernsey. We only have to follow Guernsey law,” he added. “We can’t possibly be expected to know the law in every country. It’s up to the person who is purchasing it.”
“So I don’t think it’s us you need to be pointing fingers at,” he concluded. “It’s utterly corrupt regulators you need to be pointing at.”
Outlining a vast, global conspiracy to suppress GcMAF and discredit or even kill its proponents, Noakes said Bradstreet had paid for his beliefs with his life.
“He was an extremely confident man despite 10 years of threats,” he said. “Dr. Bradstreet was never embarrassed. He never had any doubts.”

Correction: The original version of this story quoted David Noakes admitting that a rash of GcMAF patients had died at his Swiss clinic. In fact, the patients died in another hospital, not at his clinic but after being treated at the clinic.
Michael E. Miller is a reporter on the local enterprise team.
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