Day 51: December 7, 2006
When we were last in Chennai meeting with the former pharmaceutical CEO who
is now an “expert believer” (my term for a highly skilled layman) in
traditional Indian herbal healing, we were given a contact name of a very
senior member of the Ministry of Health and asked to meet with him. He was
called by his friend who was serving as our go-between (even though it was
a Sunday) and he agreed to meet with us at a particular time Delhi. We had
missed the appointment because of the traffic between Mussoorie and Delhi
(NEVER, NEVER, NEVER DRIVE THAT ROAD. WE WERE TOLD THAT THERE IS A 4 LANE
BYPASS BUT NOT ONE OF OUR MANY DRIVERS EVER LOCATED IT. Instead, we
planned on the travel time the 4 lane road requires and found ourselves
stuck on the National 74, a major road to Hell because it is paved with the
good intentions of the drivers to take us to and from Delhi on the wide,
safe, well maintained National 1 road while we actually wind up on the bullock-cart, tractor, pedestrian, bicycle, auto, truck, bus, horse-drawn
carriage, donkey cart and miscellaneous transport road creeping along at a
pace that would frustrate the pokiest of snails while they choked in the
red dust of India’s winter months for close to 11 hours. The time on the
apparently mythical National 1 between Mussoorie and Delhi (or vice versa)?
Anyway, by the time we got to Delhi, there was no way whatsoever that we
could see the Ministerial personage. We called, though, and he kindly
agreed to see us later in the week, so the meeting will take place tomorrow.
Day 52 December 8, 2006
This time we got to the office of the senior Health Ministry person on
time. He was in a meeting so we waited for him to finish that meeting and
meet with us.
While we were waiting for him to finish his meeting, and were drinking the
requisite cup of tea proffered by the requisite-cup-of-tea person, we saw
that there was a copy of the India’s Declaration on the rights of mothers
and babies and the huge importance of actually moving forward to protect
them, not just taking about it. We agree. The 3 million babies lost to
poor nutrition a year and their mothers are inexcusable. We know enough,
we have enough and we are determined enough that we, as a world community,
should be providing high potency nutritional support to every pregnant
mother and every child who is challenged by under-nutrition. India’s
excellent new Food Safety and Standards law makes that possible, just as
DSHEA, the 1994 US statute which treats nutrients as foods, does. So
making these nutrients available in a high potency form, consistent with
the Natural Solutions Foundation’s International Decade of Nutrition
(inaugurated September 5, 2006) is a goal which can be achieved by a
determined health community and a determined government. Why should the
lives of babies and their mothers be compromised by cheap, easily available
and abundantly safe vitamins, minerals and other basic nutrients? There is
no reason whatsoever. None.
The International Decade of Nutrition’s High Potency Nutrient Feeding
programs can be carried out in compromised communities through excellent
documentation before and after the nutrient feeding programs to show the
ups and downs of high potency nutrient feeding: increased health, decreased
illness and mortality, increased productivity and quality of life,
decreased costs of health and/or illness care. All of this, of course,
would be made impossible under Codex if, for example, a country tried to
export high potency nutrients which violated the restrictive and dangerous
Vitamin and Mineral Guideline (ratified July 4, 2005, at the Rome meeting
of the Codex Alimentarius Commission).
India has taken up the process of protecting herself and her people at Step
2 of the two step process we show in the Codex eBook (available on the
Natural Solutions Foundation website, www.HealthFreedomUSA.org). She now
can easily, through her regulatory structure of her new food law, perhaps,
carry out the first step and, we believe, become “WTO Sanction-Resistant”
on this issue. And what an issue it is. The cost of human under nutrition
can hardly be described here because it is so immense. Drugs, of course,
will never cure that, just as they do not cure the diseases that under
nutrition causes, nor, in the end, the death it causes, too. And no drug
ever cured suffering, although some suppress pain, both physical and
mental/emotional. The cost of such suppression is great economically,
medically and in human terms, too great, in fact, to bear in nearly every
I was taught as a Psychiatry Resident that an operational definition of
neurosis is that when something does not work, the neurotic person keeps on
doing more of it. Hmmmm. What does this fixation on using drugs, which are
the single leading cause of death in the developed world, and which are
breaking the bank and leading to more and more illness and expense when
they are used instead of nutrition and common sense, look like, sound like,
smell like, cost like? Sure enough, it must be a duck!
Anyway, there we were waiting for the very senior Health Ministry person.
We told him why we were in India, told him how concerned we were with the
pending law there that would make acupuncture, acupressure,
electro-acupuncture, Pranic Healing, frequency medicine, etc., illegal to
teach or to practice in India. He listened very attentively and discussed
how we could maximize our impact on the Indian health and nutritional
situation. It was a great meeting and one that gave us a good deal of
valuable insight into both the opportunities and ways around some
roadblocks in India in order to achieve our goals of Optimal Health using
the arrows in our quiver and the new Indian Food Act.
Then, because he thought our information would be useful and that he could
provide useful information in return, he sent us off to meet the head of
AYUSH, India’s special division of the Department of Health which is
devoted to Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathic medicine.
As you probably know, while Ayurveda has its roots in the Hindu traditions,
Unani serves the Moslem community in much the same way and, like its better
known (at least in the West) counterpart, Unani is an herb and food based
system with great wisdom and highly educated and skilled practitioners
here. Siddha is focused on cure and health through yoga, meditation and
the connection between sprit, mind and body while Homeopathy, also well
known in the West (and under major attack in the EU because it is so
effective) is a very popular form of prevention and treatment here.
Interestingly, this very enthusiastic and educated gentleman, over the next
requisite cup of tea, defended the notion of restricting the practice of
non-allopathic medicine because the practitioners of AYUSH therapies all
went to school for a long time and they should not be economically or
professional undermined by people who do not have the same degrees,
credentials or union cards that they do.
It’s a familiar point, and one that is being exploited here by the
allopathic interests to narrow and control the field, divide and conquer.
Does that have a familiar ring? Doesn’t that sound a lot like the
process John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie engaged in prior to the
full-blown assault on every type of medicine that did not use drugs prior
to the put-up job called the Flexner Report in the early 20th Century
which said that only allopathic medicine should be allowed to exist.
Rapidly, all other forms of medicine were attacked and their practice
criminalized. You know, of course, that John D. Rockefeller owned the
total world output in petroleum at that time and, because he did not
believe that the internal combustion engine would every consume all of his
output, sought out another demand stream. He found it in Germany’s
pharmaceutical industry, focused at that time on drugs made from petroleum
(also called coal-tar derivatives) and set out to get rid of the
competition. How he did that includes the story of IG Farben and World War
II, but that is another story, about which there will be an article on the
website, www.HealthFreedomUSA.org, shortly.
Both the first and second encounters were good meetings because each was
highly informative, although we learned something different in each. We
can go back and talk to both gentlemen and probably will. We learned a lot
from them and introduced the Natural Solutions Foundation to them.
Later, we met with a former Bollywood actor turned healer who is doing some
interesting stuff integrating all the Indian and non-Indian religious
traditions with their corresponding healing traditions and then picking and
choosing from among their wisdoms to create a personalized frequency
response on a DVD for each person. Of course, that will be illegal here in
India if this new law passes.
Day 53 December 9, 2006
We decided to fly to Dehra Dun (30 minutes), the nearest town to Mussoorie
since we had to go back to further our discussions with the frequency
scientist there about deepening our work from interest to healing
technology. That’s the good news. The bad news is that there were no
tickets on either flight (there are two a day).
So we decided to take the train (3 hours or a 6 hour overnight sleeper).
We could book on line. That’s the good news. You can only do so if you
have an ICI card, which appears to be available only to residents and
citizens of India. We don’t have one. That’s the bad news. The travel
agencies and post offices that could have booked the tickets for us were
closed by the time we realized that the Indian Government’s Press Release
last January trumpeting the on-line availability of booking did not apply
to us. That was the even worse news.
The really bad news was that the only way to get back to Mussoorie was to
drive. Worse news? We drove. And the worst news of all is that, despite
vigorous verbal assurances that he knew the National 1 road and that he and
his car were licensed to drive on it, he did not and he was not.
Fifteen minutes shy of 11 hours later, we arrived at our destination in
Oh, by the way, the guest house we were booked into in the Himalayas was
unheated and there was no warm water there.
Even bigger sigh.
Day 54 December 10, 2006
Today was the birthday celebration of the frequency scientist/healer in
Mussoorie whom we had come to talk to and work with. Early in the day we
were taken to see the beauty spot of the region, a magnificent view of the
Snow Peaks of the Himalayas. We paid our 20 Rupees each to climb a
staircase (2 flights) to an observation deck with heavy duty binoculars
through which we could see the magnificence of the top of the world. We
could also see the highly aberrant HAARP array and the heavy Chemtrails in
Climbing down the stairs we came back to the level at which the local lady
had collected our 20 Rs each and I took a photo. If I knew how to mount it
to show it to you, I would. It is a picture of the top of the world, the
snow peaks of the highest and remotest mountain range on earth in the far
distance and, in the foreground, a snack pack rack bearing an advertisement
for Frito Lay chips and packages and packages of them (made, I believe,
with GMO corn right here in the US) on the rack. It is quite a photo.
Later, we went on a drive to see another of the view spots of the universe:
this one a resort now in its down season. I won’t even begin to tell you
how terrified I was during the drive along the crests of mountains with
unguarded roads plunging into near vertical cliffs which went down
thousands of feet ON EITHER SIDE. Oh, by the way, the road was 1 lane and
the curves, which were mostly much more than 90 degrees and all blind, were
shared with fuel trucks, tour busses, SUVs, motor bikes, etc. The peaks
were glorious. My calf and knee muscles were in spasm from the reactive
terror flinch. I could barely peel my hands off the handle on the roof of
the car over the window in the back seat where we were sitting.
And then we had to get home for the Birthday Party. In the dark. Don’t
When we got back, and warmed up at the wood burning stove, we noted that
there was a tent on a patio on a lower level. It turned out to be for the
party. I have to tell you, this was the first time I ever attended a
birthday party outdoors in the Himalayas in December while it was raining,
hailing and, to some extent, snowing. But the warmth of the blazing love
of the people that the scientist/healer was treating and had treated was
blazing hot so the weather was meaningless. It was a palpable expression
of love and devotion like few that I have seen in my life.
Among the people there were some with genetic inborn errors of metabolism
who said that their genetic examinations were now normal. This healing
capacity is worth the drive if it can be substantiated.
Guest House Report: no towels, no hot water, no heat, and the breakfast
omelets was made with such an abundance of green chilies that I had to send
it back with tears streaming down my face from the first bite.
Day 55 December 11, 2006
After a walk in the town to buy one of the amazingly warm shawls which
serve as winter coats for men and women here (and which are as light as
cotton or, sometimes, silk although they are wool), we took a taxi back to
the house of the scientist. The conversation is highly significant but the
wood-burning stove reminds me that indoor pollution is one of the leading
causes of death in the developing world.
We deepened our talks about how to proceed with our research. Then down
the horrifying and dangerous road to Dehra Dun. And, to make things
complete, it snowed up on the mountain road so that getting back UP that
road was another level of terror that I, personally, had never experienced
before. Neither had the General and he has been in combat!
Think about it for a moment: we are talking about energy that can repair
genetic diseases. And I have seen the patients and the process here.
Energy that can repair a hole in a baby’s heart.
Energy that can reverse ALS. No drugs. Energy that can be delivered
through technology. No heat, terrifying drive vs. energy. No contest.
We’ll go to Mussoorie. Again.
Day 56 December 12, 2006
Mussoorie to Delhi (by road B complete with assurances that the driver
knew, was licensed to take, was in a car that was licensed to drive on, and
would choose the National Highway 1 to Delhi so that we could make the
flight to Chennai. HA!
We finally got to the Delhi airport and found that all our stress over
missing the flight was unnecessary: we did not depart until at least 4
hours after the scheduled time because of a Delhi winter delight: fog. So
we missed our dinner meeting in Chennai. Of course, we did get there,
which was a great up from hanging out in the Delhi domestic airport with no
planes flying, no seats, hardly any food, etc. You get the idea.
The hotel in Chennai has both hot water and air conditioning. Of course,
they had cancelled our reservation because we were late so we wound up
sharing a cottage: Lacey in the living room on a roll away bed and the
General and I in the bed room. Hey, we all had hot water and we were
happy. And clean. And cool. And dry. And off the damn road!
Day 57 December 13, 2006
We had series of meetings here about how to bring natural medicine to
India. They were exciting and highly productive with a really powerful
structure proposed which we will look into. You can understand that we
can=t talk about it yet. There is too much to explore, investigate and
formalize. But if you could design what you would like, it would look
quite a lot like this.
Lacey left after the meetings and my computer froze. Happily, one of the
people in the group here in Chennai is an IT guy so, despite my
forebodings, he was able to fix it up after about 6 hours of intensive work.
Then we went to the airport to take a flight back to New York. Nope. The
travel agent, our Indian IT friend and we had all misread the ticket. We
mistook the flight number for the time of departure. We got to the airport
to have the armed guard at the door to the departure terminal tell us that
we had missed the plane B it was gone, gone, gone.
Back to the hotel (since we were now in the middle of the night, checking
back in for a few hours of sleep.
Day 58 December 14, 2006
We had to check out by noon so we spent the day next to an outlet in the
wall in the very nice veggie restaurant, had lunch, dinner and did email
and this blog. This is really an internet café. Now we are eating dinner
(excellent home made tomato soup as I write this), I will go back on line,
send it to the blog site and say, see you in the US.
We have had stunning success and should be deeply encouraged to continue
our work. Don’t forget to go to our new store at
www.HealthFreedomUSA.org/store to buy organic nutrients and other needs
while supporting us. And, speaking of support, we need your tax deductible
donations. You can do that on our site, too. Just go to
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while you are there and sign up for the secure email newsletter.
See you. We’re having a final meal here in India before we leave for home
early on December 5, 2006.
Day 59 December 15, 2006
Fly home, arrive home. I’ll let you know what happens.