Extraordinary Medicine

There’s a new website up on homeopathy, http://www.extrordinarymedicine.org.
Somebody put a lot of skilful hard work into it and deserves special commendations. It’s really well done. This is the kind of stuff we need, especially the list of the “Ten Most Amazing and Convincing Research Studies”.  http://www.extraordinarymedicine.org/2011/01/14/extraordinary-evidence-homeopathys-best-research/

The descriptions, like the rest of the site has a rare upbeat tone to it.
 
I also like the “Frequent False Statements About Homeopathy… and the Truth” section 
http://www.extraordinarymedicine.org/2011/01/14/frequent-false-statements-about-homeopathy-and-the-truth/
It’s about time somebody did this one. 
Although they’re found elsewhere on the site, to the “most amazing” list, I would like to submit the following for your consideration:
1. An explanation of who Penn State/University of Arizona Emeritus Professor Rustum Roy is, perhaps the best friend homeopathy has ever had in the material sciences.
2. “The Structure Of Liquid Water; Novel Insights From Materials Research; Potential Relevance To Homeopathy” by Professors Rustum Roy, W.A. Tiller, Iris Bell, M. R. Hoover, pub’d in Materials Research Innovations 9:4, 577-608, (2005). This is the first comprehensive review of the physico-chemical literature relevant to homeopathy by top scientists who are notable academics.   It’s a hard read, deadly if you’re you’re looking at it lying down, but its notable enough that even though you may have tourblecomprehending it, you ought to take a gander so as to at least not be a totalstranger to it. Don ‘;thesitate to use to use the define command in google forsuch words like “clathrate” and “zwitterion.” Hang inthere with it, it’s a milestone. Here’s a link to the pdf:  http://hpathy.com/research/Roy_Structure-of-Water.pdf 
3. The Chaplin Killshot. Hailed by Roy as the leading authority on the chemistry of water, the “most amazing” list should include London South Bank University Prof. Martin Chaplin for his milestone article on the physics of homeopathy entitled “Memory of Water” . . on his “Water Structure and Science” web site. In this article is the most significant scientific statement made in support of homeopathy as to whether or not the remedies store and transmit information: According to Chaplin “Water does store and transmit information, concerning solutes, by means of its hydrogen-bonded network.” Given Chaplin’s reputation and the prima facie, exhaustive research revealed on his website, this simple statement, in the context in which it appears, is a killshot on the argument against homeopathy. It is a key to one of the greatest the controversies facing Mankind. It is further validation of the work by Benveniste and Montagnier. http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/water/memory.html 
4. Chaplin’s article “Homeopathy.” This is a must read by this respected scientist from a material science perspective in direct and well referenced terms. Much easier to read than Roy, itdoes have somehills toclimb, isconservative and even questionable in some parts and even somewhat chicken in other parts, but it is far from the incontinent denials of the usual poseurs who litter the discussion with their detritus. In other words, you gotta read it, so what if it doesn’t equal Hahnemann, it isn’t Hahnemann.   http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/water/homeop.html  
5. Nobel laureate Luc Montagnier’s report, “Electromagnetic Signals Are Produced by Aqueous Nanostructures Derived from Bacterial DNA Sequences.” This is the science experiment of the century. Well, it isn’tmuch of a centruy yet, so make it the science report of the previous millennia as well, although it is built on the back of Beneveniste, (St. Jacques). WHat amkes it so jaw dropping is that it is a dfetion to homeoapthy of the highest order. It leaves the Evil Empire of Pharmacide led by fakir James Randi peeing their pants.  You see, this study reports on the most significant testing done to date on the observable electrodynamic action and phsyics of homeopathic remedies by a scientist of the highest credentials. These tests reproduce findings by Jacques Benveniste that reveal a detectable signal from the structuring of homeopathic dilutes. They also reveal the Schumann Resonance to be the most plausible origin of the signal, and the ability of the nano crystalloids in water alcohol solvents to transmit unique liquid aqueous structuring electromagnetically to a separate container without material contact, supporting the claim of homeopaths for the reality of “imponderabilia,” remedies made by exposure to radiation and electromagnetic fields, such as Sol, Rainbow and X-ray.  The case for homeopathy is not complete without this study.  https://commerce.metapress.com/content/0557v31188m3766x/resource-secured/?target=fulltext.pdf&sid=byqfa245i3bq5t554jwzsd45&sh=www.springerlink.com

6. Experiments by Stanford professor William Tiller that show that light shown through a solution of silver colloids has antiseptic qualities.  Tiller is another udnerecognized  foundation in the science ofhomeopathy. He is now an honaroary board member ofthe American Medical College of Homeopathy, which is training medical doctors to be homeopaths.  (Good luck, you can also train dogs to talk) TILLER: On Chemical Medicine, Thermodynamics, and Homeopathy http://www.liebertonline.com/doi/abs/10.1089/acm.2006.12.685 ; 

PDF   http://www.tillerfoundation.com/On%20Chemical%20Medicine%20Homeopathy.pdf  

7. The 2007 Witt review of biochemical studies. “The in vitro evidence for an effect of high homeopathic potencies–a systematic review of the literature.” While the Members of Parliament are doing their ridiculous evidence on homeoapthy and asking paid hacks for he allopathic pharmacetuical industry to pony up evidence for homeopathy with meta-jokes like Shang, the Witt review is quietly dozing in the corner.   Unlike meta analyses which extract conclusive opinions for the clinical efficacy of homeopathy from cherry picked studies, the Witt review provides an exhaustive report on all biochemical testing of homeopathic high dilutes between 1933 and 2007. It uses a clear preset method of evaluating a scientific study. Did it have controls, how did it use them, did it clearly state its objectives, how did it handle the contamination issue? Andso forth. Each test is tranked by established criteria and values. In doing so the Witt review debunks several putative myths about homeopathy, the piggest putative myth being that Benveniste conducted the only biochemical testing of homeopathics. Wrong. According to Witt, it can be easily seen that Benveniste’s controversial basophil degranulation test (Davenas, pub’d in Nature) was the third replication of that test, and that since then has been successfully done over two dozen times,  most notably a multi centered trial (Belon). Witt also shows that there are biochemical tests other than the basophil degranulation, and contrary to popular belief, there are biochemical tests that have been replicated that are of the highest quality, most notably Glasgow’s William E. Boyd. And look at Hirst and laugh. Hirst was rated by Witt a perfect score, but Hirst couldn’t believe what he saw, so he attributed the effect to some unknown cause. We win again. Witt CM, Bluth M, Albrecht H, Weisshuhn TF, Baumgartner S, Willich SN  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17544864 
8. Agrohomeopathy. Perhaps this is the most amazing of all. In one swell foop agrohomeoapthy quicckly and most exhaustively provides the most conclusive evidence that high dilutes have biological effects. Plants make excellent test subjects an definitely prove that homeopathics are not placebos. There have been a growing number of tests that prove it, such as work done at the University of Bologna, and a review of the literature:  Use of homeopathic preparations in phytopathological models and in field trials: a critical review.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19945678?itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum&ordinalpos=And then there is the amazing and exhaustive work done by Vaikunthanath das Kaviraj, exemplified in the first widely published volume on agrohomeopathy “Homeopathy for Farm and Garden” http://www.minimum.com/reviews/Farm-garden.htm  
I do have one serious criticism of extraordinarymedicine.com. I would hesitate to tell people that homeopathic remedies are safe in role of “complementary medicine,” as the website does: “Homeopathy is not exclusive and can be used along with conventional and other complementary medical treatments.  There is no need for a patient to choose one over the other.” Oh yeah? There is no evidence that I am aware that this is completely true.  maybe in some cases with some kinds of treatments, but the authors of etraordinary meicine don’tseemto realize something, and that is that allopathy can be dangerously conflicting modlaities. One can dynamize the ill effects of the other, and Kaviraj backs me up on this, so I have to insist that allopapthy and homeopathy don’t mix, andI call upon our colleagues, if I can be so bold to call them that, to strenuously support us in this statement.  I believe that high potencies can attenuate the system to the action of allopathic drugs and make those drugs even more deadly than they are.

Look . .  homeopathics elicit the same symptoms, right? And this is why if a potnecy is too high or given too often, it will cause an aggravation, the symptoms will get worse.  Okay, and what do allpathics do? They evoke other symptoms. Hahnemann coinded th word “allopathy,” and that’s what he meant, and he really meantwhat he said, forit is the egregious nature of allpathy that spawnedhomeopathy. You see? Allo means other, and the suffering caused by overdosing with dangerous drugs byallpathy is a direct and open contradiction to the ancient Hippocratic Oath, to give no known dangerous drug, anthat’s eactly what allopaths were doing then and that’s exactly what allopaths are doing now. They are neither curingnor treating disease, they are creating disease. Thedonger of homeoapthy is that to add it to chemo therapy could very well superchage the action ofthe allopathic drug, such asused in chemotherapy if by chance it so happens to be working in concert.
Mammals and birds have complex, electromagnetic homeostatic systems that must maintain a constant body temperature and pH, as well as other indices, some of which are probably not even known. To address a symptom the body has to allocate enegetic resources in order to meet the challenge and bring the body back into homeostasis. The system can be aeasily confused as to what that homeostasis should be.

Experienced homeopaths are well aware of aggravations. So how bad can an aggravation be? According to Kent, the use of the wrong remedy can graft symptoms onto the patient for life! (Thuja) Repeated high potency doses of Belladonna, I believe, may have the ability to put a person in a mental hospital.  Ultra high potencies should not be used on the elderly, infants or people with compromised immune systems. Remedies should be chosen with the utmost care. Twice I have had unnerving reactions to Silica. The literature provides examples of animals being debilitated by repeated doses of high dilutes. And what are provings? The literature contains reports of people who have experienced symptoms from provings up to a year after taking one 30c pellet.
Hahnemann developed the LM series because of aggravations from potencies anyone can now buy OTC.
We are told to stop administering the remedy as soon as there is a reaction to it, yet I see repeated examples of overdosing in subjects I talk to who have been under the care of homeopaths. Our opponents are not true skeptics. They are fools, careless pseudoscientists, and Idon’t mean that to simply be derogatory, I mean that to be insightful. They don’t know what they’re doing. They’re ignorant.   
To tell people that these remedies are completely safe is irresponsible and shows inexperience and ignorance of the literature that supports their use.

(If you’renot confused yet, also note carefully here that biochemical studies  of homeopathics challenge the underlying assumption of homeopaths that they are treating the patient’s dynamis, not the disease. )

Stunts such as those done by James Randi and the 10^23 organization engender a high disregard for the serious and cautious use of high potencies. If they can cure, then they can logically also kill. I know of potentially two deaths caused by homeopathic remedies, one from the careless mixing of allopathy and homeopathy, and the other from injudicial use. I would especially suggest that anyone who is dealing with tumors not receive homeopathic treatment in conjunction with palliative allpathic chemical systemics.
I suggest that the safety and complemenatry clauses be struck. Otherwise, congratulations for a brilliant piece of work. 
 
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Glenn Beck and the desire to kill

 The Homeopathic Repertorization of Jared Lee Loughner

by John Benneth, PG Hom. – London (Hons.)

“Learn to keep the ideal of Homeopathy in mind, and think rationally; in order to do that you will have to rid yourselves of a tremendous amount of inheritance.” (Kent)

February 2, 2011

Reports have it he was a trouble maker. He liked to start trouble for the sake of starting trouble.

Here’s how I have analyzed his case. I’ve taken reported symptoms that seem to me to be relevant and recorded the remedies indicated by those symptoms. Of course not being able to directly interview Mr. Loughner I am making some guesses about what I assume some of his symptoms to be. Others are reported. This most likely is not an accuate portrayal of a complex case, but it illustrates how a homeopath works.

First off, read the reports of how erratically and manic Loughner was acting, and then take a look at his mug shot. He’s looking directly into the camera and he’s smiling. Any good homeopath is going to see inappropriate smiling as a tip off to one remedy . .  Belladonna is the Deadly Nightshade.

That would be the first administration. But as we go deeper into the case, other things pop up, and Belladonna is not a remedy for repetition, unless you want to put your client in the loony bin. Repeated doses of Belladonna can aggravate, severely. I know of one homeopath who prescribed repeated doses of Belladonna to a patient who he assessed as having a Belladonna constitutional profile. It worked at first an then the man had a relaapse.The guy ended up in a psychiatric ward. The homeopath, an M.D. who often bring their allopathic tendencies with them into homeopathy, ascribed the man’s relapse into madness as a result of failing to take enough Belladonna.

“Belladonna is a remedy that takes hold of the system with great violence. It is especially suitable to plethoric, vigorous individual, and intellectual people brainy people have complaints coming on suddenly, providing they are in a substantial state of health, and are reasonably plethoric and vascular.” (Kent)

This is a rough business to be in. Not for crybabies or little kids, or adults who are riding on nothing more than an education in internal medicine sponsored by Pfizer. You have to really bear down on these this materia medica and know its insides and outs.

 Belladonna is not suitable for those numerous recurrent complaints, even though the single attack should be mitigated with Bell. Take any of these attacks; whether they are convulsions or headaches, or congestion of the brain, they are running down and become excitable, take on congestive attacks of the head, go right to bed, and roll the head.You treat those with    Belladonna.; the attack is relieved. Take notice, I start out by saying this is only one of a series. You may not know it. This may be the first one.You reduce that one, and when that same exposure comes again, that same attack comes back; but Belladaonna does less this time than it did before. After two or three attacks Bell. will do no more and you are worse off this time than you were before.When it has broken the first one the physician should see that this is one of a series, and that Belladonna is not suitable. Often it is a case that needs Calc., I say often, not always.” (Kent)So after that first dose of Belladonna, 10M, where do we go? The biggest problem in medicine is abandoning the patient after the first treatment. We have to stay with him with an assertive protocol if need be.Sometimes though, one dose of a remedy is enough to trigger a reaction.Let’s look at some more information about Mr. Loughner:

In high school Loughner was “very sweet, caring and kind, had no interest in drugs or alcohol, and had a big interest in music,” his girlfriend said.. “He didn’t start acting differently until after we had been broken up.”

Mind, love, ailments, from disappointed: Ant-c. Aur. Calc-p. Caust. Cimic. Coff. Hell. HYOS. IGN. Kali-c. Lach. NAT-M. Nux-m. Nux-v. PH-AC. Sep. Staph. Tarent.

The Loughners were very private, neighbors said. “They’re like a mountain man. They want to be alone,” said a neighbor.

Mind, alone: Aeth. Agar. Ant-t. APIS ARS. Asaf. Bell. Bism. Bov. Bufo Calc. Camph. Carc. Cedr. Clem. CON. DROS. Elaps FL-AC. Gels. HEP. HYOS. Kali-br. KALI-C. Lach. Lil-t. LYC. MERC. Mez. Nat-c. Nat-m. Ph-ac. PHOS. Plb. Ran-b. Sep. Sil. Stann. STRAM. Tarent. Zinc.

A classmate reported that in 2006 Loughner had alcohol poisoning:

Poisoning from alcohol: ARS. Aur. Bell. Berb. Calc-ar. CARB-V. Chin. Croto-t. Cupr. Ferr. Lach. Led. Merc. Nat-c. Nux-v. Sulph

Notice that Belladonna is once again indicated here. The problem that I have with “alcohol poisoning” is that it’s a clinical distinction. It matches a remedy to a presumed cause, not a symptom. That’s not how we homeopaths operate. We look for symptoms to guide us to the remedy, not causes. It’s a major distinction in homeopathic treatment that a lot of people don’t ever get over. So I don’t trust clinical distinctions without collateral support. And I think its an interesting consideration, and it wouldn’t be listed in my rep if it didn’t have some meaning. But never trust a remedy from clinical use alone. If you think clinical shit works, go get some more chemo the next time you get cancer. Then see what your symptoms are. That’s “clinical” thinking.

I assume that he had an obsession with guns and dreamed about them. But this is only a presumption.

Dreams, guns: Clad-r.

Clad-r is Cladonia rangferina, Reindeer moss, from the Artic. It is a plant that survives in a high stress environment. And the proving of Clad-r orbits around a deep sense of insecurity.

Loughner was a reported Cannabis addict who quit after he had failed a military pee test. Anyone who has had a history of Cannabis abuse has a predilection to violence when getting off the drug. This has been a noted feature of cannabis poisoning I found in an old psychiatry text, and its been my confirming observation of it as well. When potheads don’t get their weed they can become crybabies and start acting out. This particular distinction probably flies udner the radar because of its ubiquitous use.

Anybody who has smoked marijuana and is presenting symptoms of Cann. poisoning should be treated for it homeopathically with a high dilute of Cann.- ind, Loughner included.

What compels me to list guns as dreaming is that the gun is perhaps the most featured item in the entertainment world, a form of lucid dreaming. If you’re without a reasonable plot line in your drama, then find a gun and give it to someone who’s insane, and then you have an interesting story. Gunfire is the most prevalent feature in the media, both news and fiction.

I like these one remedy symptoms, especially when they’re unusual remedies, like Clad-r. None of the old repertories list it, and so its indication has not been proven by years of use, but by a more recent preoving.

However, I’m taking liberties here. One indication from one assumed criterion isn’t enough to decide on a remedy unless it’s a highly unusual symptom remedy and there‘s nothing else that important. It doesn’t help unless it repeats. And I’m only assuming that he’s dreaming about guns. Maybe he dreams about lemon pie. I don’t know. This is only theoretical. I’m weighing presumptions against unknown facts that can only be ascertained by talking to the subject. I’m not getting any physical symptoms from this, which are extremely good at locating a remedy, especially unusual physical symptoms and feelings that can only be directly reported by the subject..

So naturally we are interested in other symptoms associated with Clad-r.

Loughner implied he suffered from insomnia:

He writes,

“All humans are in need of sleep.

“Jared Loughner is a human.

“Hence, Jared Loughner is in need of sleep.”

Sleep, sleeplessness: Abies-n. Abrot. Absin. Acon-c. ACON. Aesc. Aeth. Agar. Agn. AIDS Alco-s. All-c. Aloe Alum. Alumn. Am-br. Am-c. Am-m. AMBR. Ammc. Anac. Ang. Ant-c. Ant-t. Anthr. Apis Apoc. Aran. ARG-N. ARG. Arn. Ars-i. ARS. Arum-t. Arund. Asaf. Asar. Asc-t. Atro. Aur-m. AUR. Aven. Bac. Bapt. Bar-c. Bar-m. Bell-p. BELL. Benz-ac. Benz. Berb. Bism-ox. BOR. Bov. Brach. Brom. BRY. Bufo Bufo-s. CACT. Cadm-s. Cahin. Calad. Calc-ar. Calc-br. CALC-P. Calc-s. CALC. CAMPH. Cann-i. Cann-s. Canth. CAPS. Carb-an. CARB-V. CARC. Carl. Caust. Cedr. CHAM. CHEL. Chin-ar. Chin-s. CHIN. Chlol. Cic. Cimic. Cina Cinnb. CIT-A. Clad-r. Clem. Cob. Coc-c. Coca COCC. COFF. Colch. Colchicin. Coloc. Com. CON. Cop. Cor-r. Corn. Crot-h. Croto-t. Cupr-s. Cupr. CYCL. Cygnus-b. Cypr. Daph. Dig. Dios. Dirc. Dor. Dream. Dros. Dulc. Elaps Ery-a. Eug. Eup-pur. Euph. Euphr. Eupi. Fago. Falco-p. Ferr-ar. Ferr-i. Ferr-m. Ferr-p. Ferr. Fl-ac. Form. Gamb. GELS. Gent-c. Gent-l. Glon. Gran. Graph. Grat. Guai. Ham. Hell. HEP. Herin. Hura Hydr. HYOS. Hyosin. Hyper. Ign. Iod. Ip. Iris Iris-t. Jab. Jac-c. Jal. Jatr. Jug-c. Jug-r. KALI-AR. Kali-bi. Kali-br. KALI-C. Kali-cy. Kali-i. Kali-n. Kali-p. Kali-s. Kalm. Kreos. Lac-ac. Lac-c. LACH. Lachn. Lact. Laur. Lec. LED. Lept. Lil-t. LSD. LYC. Lycps. Lyss. MAG-C. MAG-M. Mag-s. Manc. Mang. Med. Meph. MERC-C. Merc-cy. Merc-i-f. Merc-i-r. Merc-s. MERC. Merl. Mez. Mill. Morph. Mosch. Mur-ac. Myris. Naja NAT-AR. NAT-C. NAT-M. Nat-p. Nat-s. Nicc. NIT-AC. Nux-m. NUX-V. Ol-an. Ol-j. Olnd. OP. Ox-ac. Pall. Par. Passi. Paull-p. Petr. PH-AC. Phel. PHOS. Phys. Phyt. PIC-AC. Pip-m. Plan. Plat. PLB. Posit. Prun. PSOR. Ptel. PULS. Pyrog. Ran-b. Ran-s. Raph. Rat. Rhod. RHUS-T. Rhus-v. Rumx. Ruta Sabad. Sabin. Salx-f. Samb. Sang. Sanic. Sapin. Sarr. Sars. Scut. SEC. Sel. Senec. Seneg. Senn. SEP. SIL. Sin-n. Sol-t-ae. Spig. Spong. Squil. STANN. STAPH. Stict. STRAM. Stront-c. Stry. Sul-ac. SULPH. Sumb. Syph. Tab. Tarax. Tarent. Tax. Tela Tell. Ter. Teucr. Thea Ther. THUJ. Til. Trom. Tub. Uran-n. Valer. VERAT. Verb. Vesp. Vinc. Viol-o. Viol-t. Vip. Zinc-o. Zinc-p. Zinc. Zing.

Loughner implies that he is sleepwalking.

“Sleepwalking

“If I define sleepwalking then sleepwalking is the act or state of walking, eating, or performing other motor acts while asleep, of which one is unaware upon awakening.

I define sleepwalking.

“Thus sleepwalking is the act or state of walking, eating, or performing other motor acts while asleep, of which one is unaware upon awakening.

“I’m a sleepwalker — who turns off the alarm clock.

“All conscience dreaming at this moment is asleep.”

Mind, somnambulism: ACON. Aeth. Agar. Alum. Anac. Ant-c. Art-v. Bell. BRY. Camph. Cic. Croc. Crot-h. CYCL. Dict. Hyos. Ign. Kali-br. Kali-c. Kali-p. Kali-s. Kalm. Lach. Luna Lyc. M-arct. M-art. Meph. Mosch. NAT-M. OP. Petr. PHOS. Plat. Rheum Rumx. Sep. Sil. Spig. SPONG. Stann. Stram. Sulph. Teucr. Verat. ZINC.

There’s Kali bromatum (Kali-br.) again

Loughner makes an interesting and revealing statement about “conscience dreaming.” According to dream analysis, to dream that your conscience censures you for deceiving some one, denotes that you will be tempted to commit wrong and should be constantly on your guard . .

Mind, anxiety, conscience, anxiety of: Agath-a. AIDS Clad-r. Dream. Falco-p. Herin. Lava-f. LSD. Posit. Salx-f.

Loughner writes that his focus was on lucid dreaming.

Dreams, lucid: Salx-f.

Salix fragilis is another unusual remedy. Salx-f is the Crack Willow. It is a gnarled plant, at night taking on the twisted shapes of staggering and bent shapes, in the dark suddenly mistaken for human, or something grotesque.

A friend of his said Loughner thought he could fly.

Mind, delusions, flying: Asar. Camph. Cann-i. Cygnus-b. Falco-p. Jug-r. Lach. LSD. Oena. Op. Salx-f.

Friends said he would grab his crotch:

Mind, gestures, hands, grasping, genitals, at during spasms: Sec. Stram.

He posed in red bikini underwear with gun

Mind, phenomena, shameless, lewd, nudity: Anac. Bufo Camph. Cann-s. Canth. Hell. HYOS. Merc-c. Murx. Nux-m. Nux-v. Op. Phos. Phyt. Plat. Sabin. STRAM. VERAT.

Mind, delusions, reality has fragmented: LSD.

He writes about “conscience dreaming.”

Mind, anxiety of conscience: Agath-a. AIDS, Clad-r. Dream. Falco-p. Herin. Lava-f. LSD. Posit. Salx-f.

Interesting . . There’s Cladonia rangferina and Salix fragilis again.

Mind, delusions about violence: Kali-br.

Mind, kill, desire to: Agar. AIDS Anac. Ars-i. Ars. Bell. Calc. Camph. Chin. Clad-r. Cupr. Cur. HEP. HYOS. Iod. Lach. Lyss. Merc. Nux-v. Op. Petr. Phos. Plat. Posit. Sec. Sil. Stram. Syph. Thea

Mind, delusions, about to commit a crime: Kali-br.

“He had an intense stare, but he usually didn’t stare at other people,” said Kent Slinker, who taught an “Intro to Logic” class attended by Loughner. “He would have a focused stare some place else in the room, and almost as if he was viewing another scene or intensely thinking about something.”

Mind, delirium, look fixed on one point staring: Art-v. Bov. Camph. Canth. CIC. Clad-r. COCC. Cupr. Dream. Herin. Hyos. Ign. Posit. Ran-b. Ruta Salx-f. Squil. STRAM.

As a student at Aztec Middle College in Tucson, Arizona, Loughner was prone to sudden outbursts in class, teachers said. Loughner often spoke out of turn and asked questions unrelated to the class topic, leading Slinker to assume the student had Tourette Syndrome

Loughner spoke excitedly about becoming a writer and told an indecipherable story about an angel talking to a reporter after the end of the world.

Mind, speech, strange: Aether Cham. Gall-ac.

He’d ask “incoherent” questions and make inappropriate comments.

Mind, speech, incoherent: Absin. Aether Agar. Alco-s. Amyg-am. Anac. Arg-n. Ars. Bapt. Bell. BRY. Cact. Calad. Camph. CANN-I. Cham. Chel. Chlol. Crot-h. Cub. Cupr. Cycl. Dulc. Falco-p. Gels. Hep. Hydr-ac. HYOS. Ign. Kali-bi. Kali-br. Kali-c. Kali-p. LACH. Merc-c. Merc. Morph. Nux-m. Op. Par. Ph-ac. PHOS. Plb. RHUS-T. STRAM. Sulph. Tanac. Vip. Visc. Zinc.

Mind, speech, confused: Bell. Bry. Calc. Cann-s. Caust. Cham. Crot-c. Crot-h. Gels. Hyos. Lach. LSD. Lyc. Med. Mosch. Nat-m. Nux-m. Sec. Stram. Thuj.

Loughner writes,

“Terrorist

“If I define terrorist then a terrorist is a person who employs terror or terrorism, especially as a political weapon.

“I define terrorist.

“Thus, a terrorist is a person who employs terror or terrorism, especially as a political weapon.

“If you call me a terrorist then the argument to call me a terrorist is Ad hominem.

“You call me a terrorist.

“Thus, the argument to call me a terrorist is Ad hominem.”

“Terror” is used a dozen times here.

Mind, fancies, frightful: Merc. OP. STRAM.

Mind, rage, kill people, tries to: Hep. HYOS. Sec. Stram.

Repertorization is like a horse race. I catch myself to be betting on a particular remedy and then as it draws back and another begins to take over, I still want the old favorite to win.

When first cross indexing one remedy, Kali bromatum raised its head above the others, mainly because it is the only remedy indicated by two unusual but seemingly significant symptoms (delusions of about to commit a crime and delusions of violence), another unusual symptom (somnambulism); indicated also by sleeplessness; the desire to kill, and, as is evident in his writing, repeating not just words, but entire sentences.

That should be enough to give us a rich field of potential remedies to consider.

Subject, remedy, number of criteria (symptoms or clinical diagnoses), value

LOUGHNER, BELLADONNA, 11, 24

Poisoning from alcohol, 1

Alone, 1

Sardonic smiling,1

Somnambulism, 1

Confused speech

Speaks nonsense, 4

Sleeplessness, 6

Delusions, murder, 4

Violent, 6

Desire to kill, 1

Kill, 1

LOUGHNER, KALI BROMATUM, 9, 15

Themes: Unconscious, Amnesic aphasia, Divine vengeance, believes her child is dead, epilepsy, Puerperal mania (Clarke)

Alone, 4

Repeating words, 1

Speaks nonsense, 1

Insane delusions, 1

Sleeplessness: 4

Somnambulism: 4

Delusions about violence:1

Delusions about murder, 1

Delusions of being about to commit a crime: 1

Missing: desire to kill, and simply the symptom described in the MM as “Mind, kill.”

LOUGHNER, LACHESIS MUTATA, 11, 30

Themes: Sexual tension (Bailey)

Poisoning from alcohol, 2

Mind, alone, 2

Repeats the same thing, 1

Speech, confused, 4

Speaks nonsense, 4

Mind, delusions, flying, 1

Mind, desire to kill, 2

Somnambulism, 1

Sleeplessness, 6

Violent, 1

Kill, 4

Lachesis looks like a good remedy. It meets 11 of the criteria which have a total value of 11. However, motiveless mass murders are extreme, strange and rare acts, apparently motiveless murder sprees, acts of insanity. This one doesn’t seem to even be politically motivated as much as left wing pundits are trying to get everyone to believe (doesn’t excuse the right wing pundits for their hate speech).

Although I must say, Glenn Beck did instruct his viewers to shoot liberals in the head.

It is a are and extravagant pleasure for me to think that one man, such as Loughner, can hold the fate of an entire network in his words. All he has to do is say that on February 16 he was watching Glenn Beck on a broadcast of Fox News’ Fox & Friends when he was instructed repeatedly by Glenn Beck to “shoot him in the head, he’s the bad guy.” ANdhwat are they going to do? Have Sean Hannity apolgize for it?

One commenter on this video, “@BloodRedChorizo wrote “This is at least the sixth time I know of that Glenn Beck has issued a death threat. He’s joked about putting poison in Pelosi’s wine. He straight out said he would kill Michael Moore. Beck told Democrats like Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi had used progressive revolutionaries to gain power and that the only way to stop them would be to “shoot them in the head.” He said the only way to stop President Obama would be to “drive a stake through the heart.”

Here is the video clip of Beck instructing Loughner to “shoot them in the head,” them being Liberals like Gabrielle Giffords.

Maybe Hartmann was right. Maybe it was Beck who sent his lookalike over the edge with the subtext, “you’ll be a hero.“

Maybe Hartmann, Mike Malloy and Randi Rhodes are right. If so, then who are the suspected killers within the homeopathic materia medica?

Who would actually carry out Beck’s commands?

NEXT: The Math of Murder

The Homeopathic Repertorization of Jared Lee Loughner” by John Benneth, PG Hom. – London (Hons.)

Homeopathic Triage

The Homeopathic Repertorization of Jared Lee Loughner blog series
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Previous post: Hot words, hard healing and talk radio
Author: John Benneth, PG Hom. – London (Hons.)

There are homeopathic treatments that could have been given to the attacker to have prevented this tragedy. Homeopathy offers help on an emotional level, as well as physical. If homeopathic treatment had proceeded the attack, it would not have happened.

The use of homeopathic treatment to successfully prevent the attack is more than just a speculation. It is a fact made known my centuries of observing reactions to our peculiar remedies.

The only way to track homeopathic effectiveness is to compare it with patients receiving allopathic treatment or no treatment at all, and this we have done, noted by some of the world’s finest medical doctors.

This is why we are hated so much. We shame conventional medicine.

The phone rang. I took it out of my pocket and looked at the number. One of my private investigator friends calling from Hawaii.

“Hey Big Haole from town,” I said, “what’s up? Still screwin’ the natives?”

“Shut up, “ he said. “I just read on the Internet that Loughner went to the same synagogue as Giffords. He knew that little girl, too. He also knew the mother. By report they all went there.”

“What?”

“Loughner marked “Jewish” under his religion on his Myspace page. The Giffords went to the same synagogue as the Loughners”

“Have you been watching Hawaii Five O again?” I said slowly.

“Loughner’s mother is Jewish. Her maiden name is Totman,” he said.

There could be some interesting connections there. But I don’t see their relevance. From a cursory examination, it looks like Jared Lee Loughner was suffering from alcohol poisoning, complicated by some other toxicity, such as lead poisoning . . Or something else . .

Something weird . .

I hung up the phone. The stooges of the allopathic pharmaceutical companies that prey upon those in their most desperate times of need will set up a howl and try to tear and rend me, but I say let them bark. Treating the offender now would be like closing the barn door after the horse is gone. However, closing the door is indeed an acknowledgement of what should have been done, and what can be done in the future to prevent another such horror.

The case of Jared Lee Loughner provides us with an excellent opportunity for homeopathic analysis, as he has exhibited peculiar symptoms, and from these symptoms we can extract a remedy that could have quelled his violent delusions and the actions that were succeeded by them.

It works on anything.

I will get to discussing Loughner’s symptoms soons. But first I would like to offer some suggestions for specialized care of the victims who survived the attack and similar care for the survivors of those who are no longer with us, things that can be done to help the victims in their healing and the survivors in their grief. There are effective remedies within our repertoire for the physical and emotional trauma from such an experience.

I love my country and I love my countrymen. All Americans are in need of help in a time of grief, and I want to help..

This isn’t meant to diagnose any particular case or give anyone medical advice. An advanced practitioner such as myself and a second opinion from another, such as Kaviraj, should be consulted directly with the assistance of attending medical doctors.

For the confusion that comes from an injury to the head I suggest that the attending physicians investigate Natrum sulphuricum in the lowest doses, starting at 6c and ascending to higher ones, 12c, 30c, 200c and then 10m, ceasing immediately once any progress along the way has been noted; this is a basic rule in homeopathy, that once a change has been noted, once there has been improvement or an aggravation of symptoms, stop administering the homeopathic remedy.

For stupefaction resulting from the head injury there are six remedies that doctors should consider: Arn. Cic. Con. Hell. Puls. Rhus-t.

For gunshot wounds, ARN. Euphr. Hyper. Nit-ac. Plb. Puls. Ruta., Sul-ac. Sulph. Symph.

The selection of these should be according to where the gunshot was received and how the patient is reacting to it.

Stramonium for the terror, Staphysagria for the suppressed rage from the assault.
But the two remedies that stand out above all others for Gabrielle Giffords are Arnica montana for the physical injury and pain, and Natrum Sulphuricum for the confusion and brain injury.

Arnica may be said to be the traumatic par excellence. Trauma in all its varieties and effects, recent and remote, is met by Arnica as by no other single drug, and the provings bring out the appropriateness of the remedy in the symptoms it causes.” (Clarke). “Convulsions from injuries of the head.” (Kent).

For the grief, Ignatia Amara, any potency will do. Begin with the lowest first when administering more than one potency.

Aurum Metallicum for very severe cases of grief.
Aconite for acute shock of grief and loss.
Baptisia for exhaustion and all is wanted is sleep
Ignatia is the great grief remedy especially for those who are oversensitive, easily agitated when opposed and depressed. Sighs, expresses regrets with tears. Sadness is often hidden, reluctant to share or discuss pain, easily moved to laughter before becoming sad again.
Naja for acute sadness to the point of suicide, wants to die, palpitations, suffering is too much to take, tormented by inability to bring back the departed, are immediately excited by being held back or checked.
Natrum muriaticum for those who are tearful, depressed and worsened by consolation.
Natrum Sulphate for inability to cconcentrate, for those who don’t like to be spoken to and want to be left in solitude, depression is worse on waking, better towards evening..
Phosphoric

Please note and pass on.

Tucson has good homeopaths in her stay. Dr. Iris Bell, MD, at the University of Arizona in Tucson is one. Dr. Bell has provided us with two of the world’s best physical studies supporting homeopathy and the use of its remarkable albeit controversial remedies.

Now let’s get back to Jared Lee Loughner, a young white American male, approximately 22 years of age . .

NEXT: Glenn Beck, Jared Lee Loughner and the desire to kill

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The Homeopathic Repertorization of Jared Lee Loughner- Intro

It was a known fact. I had promised my next blog would be The Homeopathic Repertorization of Jared Lee Loughner, but I had left something crucial out of the “Theory for the Structure and Action of the Homeopathic Remedy.”
I had to get drunk.
I told my wife that it was time for my bi-monthly bottle.
She said go and get it.
I got in the car and drove to the liquor store.
The woman who I saw last night was there in the back room.
“I thought you said Sally would be here, “ I said.

Loughner or Beck?

She looked at me puzzled.
“When did I say that?” she said.
“Last night, at the Chinese restaurant.”
She remembered.
“Oh yeah,” she smiled coyly.
I turned my attention started looking at the vodkas. For some reason my mind goes blank when I look at booze. If I was thinking, I’d get a bottle of Whaler’s dark rum. There‘s nothing better or smoother than Whalers.
But for some reason I always get whiskey.
My mind scanned the bottles of vodka in front of me. I wanted vodka because of the experiments at the University of Cincinnati and Moscow State University that showed clathrates in vodkas affected taste.
Linus Pauling said clathrates are what get you drunk.
I wanted vodka.
The only problem with vodka is that the only time I’ve had anything close to an alcoholic blackout was on vodka. I wrote email I couldn’t remember writing.
But it was coherent and right on.
Once when drinking vodka I slammed my finger in the car door and didn’t feel it until a day later.
I also needed help getting from a young lady the beach back to the car . . or so I am told.
Amnesia it seems comes with every bottle of vodka.
It suddenly hits me. I should start a creep show franchise so these little sawed off runts, like the Amazing Randi, could have something to do other than becoming scientists.

I looked at the whiskeys. Here was familiar territory. I lived for years on Kessler’s when I was in Virginia City, Nevada.

Every day I would trundle up to the Sugar Loaf Grocery and buy a half pint from Seven Fingered Dan, the long haired fat bastard who ran the joint. Then I got it in my head to buy a big bottle to save money and give it to the woman who was living with me to hide and ration out.
That’s how I controlled my drinking habit.

I tell you, the best cure yet for drinking is to live with a raving alcoholic. The only time I could imbibe was when the drunk I had taken in, a poet, was not plastered.
In homeopathy we call that similia.
Maybe its nothing more than an inherent ability to be the designated non drinker, an inspiration to attend AA meetings blotto.

I think of all the lives I would save.

Yesterday I was on Skype with Kaviraj and John Board. Board is the man who invented the Hollywood Survival Kit. It is a packet full of homeopathic remedies to help people put up with the worthless bullshit you have to endure in such a place.
Kaviraj and Board were whining about a Canadian Broadcast Corposation (CBC) special on homeopathy that gave der party line, jawohl, sieg heil Pfizer.
My answer was to respond to it homeopathically, with similia.

“Call for a Fatwa on homeopaths, just as the Canadian Broadcasting System is calling for us to do,”  I said.

It was suggested that we go to meetings of the homeopathy haters and interrupt them, blow whistles and such.

“No, please don’t try to drown them out,” I pleaded. “That’s allopathic. Apply homeopathy. Join their cause and start acting like them, except worse, like total Fascists, become worse than them, brownshirts, slightly nuts, then totally over the top, rabid mad dogs. Rather than try to suppress the symptoms by drowning them out, or disrupting their meetings by arguing with them, do just the opposite. Apply similia! Start out repeating the same tired old crap about Avogadro’s limit; placebo; it’s just water; then slowly ramp it up, becoming oddly unreasonable about it, sinister and then downright evil. Suck them in.

Author, self portrait

“Tell people they can get paid by the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (IFPMA) to trash homeopathy. Demand that the government ban it. Call for obloquy (public disgrace) of homeopaths; burn Hahnemann in effigy; stage a book burning of the Organon. Create compelling spectacles. Put a ‘homeopath’ in the stocks, call for public executions, torture to extract confessions, firing squads, electric chairs, hangings, the gas chamber, the arrest of anyone caught using homeopathy, millions to be put on trial and given life sentences.
“TOTALLY NUTS.
“The signs you hold should also follow similia for homeopathy bashing. They should be as unreasonable as reasonably possible.
“Kill a homeopath for Simon Singh . . and Hitler.”
“HOMEOPATHY = NEW AGE MADNESS”
“I HATE HOMEOPATHY TOO”.
“ARYAN NATIONS HATES HOMEOPATHY!”
“ARYAN NATIONS SUPPORT SIR JOHN BEDDINGTON”
“HOMEOPATHY JEWISH PLOT”
“UK MDs DON’T LIKE IT, NEITHER DID MENGELE”
“HOMEOPATHY DESTROYS CAPITALISM”
“ALLOPATHS KNOW BEST”
HOMEOPATHY ROBS BIG PHARMA”
“If people hear really wild and crazy rhetoric coming from what appear to be homeopathy opponents, they’ll think maybe there’s actually something to it. Say John Beddington, Simon Singh, Edzard Ernst and the other usual miscreants encouraged you to do it. Cheer them on but do it in the insane extreme.

An interesting thing happened. They went inside. They closed up shop. John Board got up and left the room.

Kaviraj, the world’s greatest living homeopath, turned to his work, writing.

I found a bottle of “Ancient Age, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.”

The legend said, “Steeped in history and tradition, Ancient Age Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey has been branded America’s best bourbon.”
For the price.
Good enough for me.
I took it to the check out stand. There was a woman in front of me. I could see I was an object of her attention., so I began looking for a miniature bottle of that . . green stuff.
They were selling it, or they had been. I couldn’t find it.
It used to be illegal because it drove people mad. Made from wormwood. There is a homeopathic remedy made from it as a cure for the anemia suffered by virgins. The old maid’s remedy. A disease as rare in the West as the bourbon I was buying was advertised to be.
It is of interesting note to me that absence of coitus causes anemia . . or maybe it’s the other way around. Purely a scientific interest on my part as a homeopathic physician. I have no personal interest in it. I got married so I wouldn’t have to have sex anymore . . or at least any dull sex.
Then again . . maybe I do need it . .
Excuse me lest I gain some undeserved readership from those last observations, let me say I’m a flaming liberal and I hate Fox News, especially Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity.
Speaking of which, have you noticed that Jared Lee Loughner looks exactly like a Glenn Beck with his head shaved? And did you know that Glenn Beck told Loughner to do what he did?

Glenn Beck, or Jared Lee Loughner unshaven?

Here is a transcript from Glenn Beck on Fox News June 9th, 2010
Beck said “I will stand against you and so will millions of others. We believe in something. You in the media and most in Washington don’t. The radicals that you and Washington have co-opted and brought in wearing sheep’s clothing — change the pose. You will get the ends. You’ve been using them. They believe in Communism. They believe and have called for a revolution. You’re going to have to shoot them in the head. But warning, they may shoot you. They are dangerous because they believe. Karl Marx is their George Washington. You will never change their mind. And if they feel you have lied to them — they’re revolutionaries. Nancy Pelosi, those are the people you should be worried about. Here is my advice when you’re dealing with people who believe in something that strongly — you take them seriously. You listen to their words and you believe that they will follow up with what they say. Didn’t we learn that lesson from Usama bin Laden? I heard his warning in 1998. I said on the air at the time, listen to him. We didn’t listen. We didn’t listen to the revolutionaries in Germany, the revolutionaries in Russia or Venezuela or Cuba — no, no, no. They all have one thing in common. They have all called for revolution. They want to overthrow our entire system of government, and their words say it. Why won’t you believe it?”

The woman at the check stand in front of me was checking me out. I could see her glancing at me from out of the corner of my eye.

I had left out a miserable part of my last blog, the part that explained the relevant parts of Montagnier’s discoveries, the item about high dilutes becoming inert in mu metal boxes.

Isolated from the background radiation, the higher potency becomes silent in the presence of the lower potency . . or at least, so they say.
NEXT: CHAPTER TWO of “The Homeopathic Repertorization of Jared Lee Loughner.

THE ELECTRIC ORGANON: Theory for the Structure and Action of the Homeopathic Remedy

A lie will circumnavigate the globe five times before the truth gets out of bed and puts it shoes on.

This has been hanging fire for months now. It is time to release it, lest I suddenly be assassinated by the interests it challenges . .

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lying in bed this morning I was thinking about the the blogs I am writing, concentrating on the physico-chemical discoveries of Luc Montagnier, what the next blog will be about. When do I stop talking about the skeptics and focus on the physics? When do I discuss the clinical?

I have now written 12,000 words on an essay entitled The Homeopathic Repertorization of Jared Lee Loughner. It took days to write.

I’ve put it aside to focus first on Montagnier and the chemistry and physics of the homeopathic remedy. It is wrong to put theoretical physics before the tried and true treatments of people such as homeopathy has to offer,  but I seriously doubt that over the clash and trash of the media fighting over “who dunnit,” whose politics motivated Loughner to start shooting, anyone but homeopaths, students of homeopathy and enthusiasts are going to take such a piece seriously without first understanding how it works. It is the theoretical physics, then, that is indeed what is interfering with the use of real medicine to treat real problems with.

Although I doubt most allopaths have even a clue how their poisons work,  as an effective application homeopathy is still thought to be only theoretical if not outright quackery (although a cursory examination and common sense would reveal that there is something suspicious in theory) deeply troubled in a charge of quackery. We homeopaths know it works, we’ve seen it work, and we have felt it work, we’ve studied the literature on it, we’ve read about the men and women who support it, we need no more assurances to know it works.  But its not an easy sell. Its pharmacy is a crypto- molecular one and its application is counterintuitive to allopathic strategies.

Physico-chemical explanations for homeopathy do exist, in parts.  Reports of action are cryptic and scattered in lesser known journals and books, and to date, to my knowledge (tmk), no one has fully explained what it is and how it works. The literature, most notably by the Benveniste and Montagnier teams, has to date simply raised more questions:

If liquid aqueous structuring (LAS) is the cause of a biologically effective  electromagnetic signal, then

  1. How is it that the water can structure at liquid temperatures?
  2. How are these structures maintained beyond the time limit of the hydrogen bond?
  3. How does liquid aqueous structuring mimic inserted contamination?
  4. How does LAS produce an EM signal?
  5. How does the EM signal have known specific biological and psychological effects?
  6. How are the electromagnetic features of LAS transferred to the dry vehicle (such as lactose sugar)?

Well, let it be said that we homeopaths are quite familiar with what restraints there are on our businesses. The skeptics serve our purposes for free insurance against malpractice suits. It would probably serve us well to do just as they say and label our substances as placebos that must be administered by a skilled placeboist, such as homeopaths are characterized to be.

When the aggravation sets in, collaborating with allopathic “medicine” spoils and turn into dissolution of the victims internal organs, or when too strong a potency saddles its bearer with a lifelong symptom, it can all be said to be in the patient’s mind.

I know how far I’ve penetrated into this secret subterranean realm where allopathy collaborates with homeopathy. The allopaths produce most of the dramatic income, just as we homeopaths produce most of the dramatic cures, how few of them we are allowed, usually only those dire cases allopathy has backed away from, smiling, hands up, pronated,  palms out, exiting the room after sucking the victim dry.

What technically distinguishes what you have read in my blogs and seen in my videos, and what you are reading now, first and foremost in the homeopathy community, are my popularizations of physico-chemical explanations for the workings of the homeopathic remedy.  What you are about to read is particularly unique in the annals of medical science, for it aggregates and it explains what on a physical level other investigators such as Conte, Montagnier, Benveniste, Demangeat, Sainte Laudy, Poitevin, Ennis, Belon, Jonas, Roy, Tiller, Bell, Schwartz, Baumgartner, Chaplin, Del Guidice, Weingartner, Anagnostatos,  and others (which I apolgize for not listing here) have revealed in various parts in their in vitro, in vivo, physical and theoretical studies.

I thought about the conversation I had with Kaviraj  on Skype the day before. I had wanted to ask him what he thought about the Loughner case, and he had his usual brilliant insights and diagnosis, but when we were through analyzing Loughner, the conversation drifted over to what I consider to be my end of the table, the chemistry and physics of the homeopathic remedy.

At some point while I was talking I thought I heard him say something . . something about having finally understood something after my last lecture . .

“What? What did you say?” I asked

“I think I understand what it is you’re talking about,” he said.

I had to stop blathering for a moment. It was like being in a fog and hearing a voice coming from somewhere.

“The last time we talked,”  he said. “I think I understand what you are trying to say.”

Leave it to Kaviraj to be the first one to get it. I remember that he did say something in the last conversation that told me that he understood. I’ve spoken to many people about it, but I never had the feeling as if anyone really understood what I was saying. It was clear to me, what I knew, but it didn’t seem clear to anyone else.

If the view from classical science on the subject isn’t atheist, it is at least agnostic. To my knowledge, I am the only homeopath who has partially expressed, and for what has been left unexpressed, has a reasonably complete, cohesive theory for the electromagnetic, biological action of the supramolecular polymorphs used in homeopathic medicine called “high dilutes.”

As I lie in bed it runs over and over again in my mind. In order for hydrogen to bind with oxygen, energy has to be dissipated. In order for the same elements to separate, it has to be gained.  The atoms in H2O molecules suck in energy when they split and send it out again when they combine to form water again. Most likely the major operative element is hydrogen.

I became fascinataed with it as a boy when I learned that by passing an electric current through it I could produce hydrogen gas. I studied electrolysis and thought I had found a way to produce free energy from water. No, my teachers told me, it would take more energy to produce hydrogen from  water than the energy found in hydrogen.

However, it was all theoretical and I didn’t want to believe it. Water holds too many mysteries to be summarily dismissed.  Water is a very peculiar substance. It seems almost magical. It is conventionally recognized as the only common element that exists regularly on Earth in the three common, classical phases of matter, solid, liquid and gaseous, plus one of its own, supercritical, where it is under great heat and pressure, such as at the bottom of the ocean around volcanic vents, where it is superheated and under great pressure.

But there is yet one more, unrecognized form of water . . ionized . . and this is a novel key to understanding the H2O mechanics of homeopathy . . the plasma, electromagnetic phase of water. The Conventional focus of H2O physics for the most part has been on the structure of liquid water . .  a focus that  has bypassed ionization of the solute by hydrolysis.

This is the part that has heretofore been left out the water mechanics: the hydrolysis of the solute into an expanding electron. More on hydrolytic ionization later at which time the other shoe will drop.

The elements of structure are not so mundane and stereotyped as one might think. In an average glass of water one molecule in every 3200 is supposed to be HDO, heavy water, the D standing for deuterium, hydrogen that has a neutron as well as the standard issue single proton. The average human body contains a few grams of heavy water.

It will be seen that the elements of radioactive transception (the ability to transmit and receive electromagnetic energy) by the water molecule are keys to understanding the mechanism of homeopathic chemistry.

Allotropy, or allotropism, is the property of some chemical elements to exist in two or more different forms. Allotropes are different structural changes in an element, where the atoms of the element are bonded together as in a different manner. Oxygen is an excellent example of an allotropic element, with four forms that are additional to that of plain oxygen, dioxygen, (O2), ozone (O3), tetraraoxygen, (O4), and octaoxygen (O8).

Water is an allotrope, made so by its ability to transceive electromagnetism.

Tritium is the great corollary of the electric organon. It is an even rarer form of hydrogen with three nuclei, one proton and two neutrons. In combination with oxygen tritum is super heavy water. The detection of tritium is used to determine the age of vintage wines, the implication being that with age, water changes at its most elemental phase.

So as you can see, the element of water is highly polymorphic. In fact, polymorphism defines a quality of some substances,  like water, to imitate other substances.

French physicist Rolland Conte and his co-authors, doctor of science Yves Lasne, mathematician Henri Berliocchi and software engineer Gabrielle Vernot, the authors of Theory of High Dilutes, report that homeopathic remedies emit beta radiation that is associated with tritium reactions.

When you squeeze the elements of water together, energy pops out, like lightning before the rain hits. To pry them apart, you have to put energy in, like in electrolysis, or in the warmth of the Sun.

My mind drifted from topic to topic, how the opposition is understandable but not excusable, whose ass I was going to kick, what I was going to write next.

I reached over and turned on the radio. Literally the first word out of it was “homeopathic,” spoken by a woman caller on the Dr. Dean Edell talk radio program. Edell’s is a program where people call in to have Edell, a 70 year old retiree who went into entertainment when he couldn’t make it as an opthomologist, answer their questions about their lumbago, their tetanus, their chancres and malarial ague, their iatrogenic fevers disguised as Krones, Alzheimers, coronaries, neuroses, hypochondria  and a host, a myriad of other weird problems.

It is a creep show of medical oddities. To give him his due, Edell, always has an answer and commentary for just about every problem and is a nice bedside Jekyll until homeopathy, alternative medicine, or iatrogenesis (mostly death by vaccine) is mentioned. During a lifelong career on the radio he has become a walking talking medical archive of useless facts, fantastical fictions, wild medical superstitions and 19th century prejudices worthy of only the most sophisticated abattoirs.

His is a Promethean genius rivalled by only by that  of Dr. Victor Frankenstein, MD.

Edell’s favorite punching bags are homeopaths. He hates them. He wants to get his long claw like fingers around the neck of one and choke the life out of him. He wants to burn another at the stake, submit others to vivisection and donate their organs to dog food companies. My cerbreal processes reeled. This woman had just as well of lit a fire under a pan of nitro glycerin.

She was asking for his advice as to whether or not she should forego regular chemo therapy treatment in favor of homeopathy.

OMG. Predictably Edell went nuclear, yelling that lymphoma could be cured by regular medicine . . and homeopathy, homeopathy, could do nothing.

He told an anecdote about how he had heard about someone who abandoned, who eschewed the orthodoxy of allopathy for the heresy of homeopathy . . and died. He said homeopathy is the ultimate quackery, and then he said with a quiver, “its so illogical.”

I rolled my eyes, turned off the radio and got out of bed.   The show was a re-run. Edell, you see, was finally kicked off the air on January 3, 2011.

Apparently the higher ups have been reading the John Benneth Journal.

I put my shoes on.

John Benneth Journal reader SCOTT DEVLIN asks the following questions about Luc Montagnier’s ground breaking study of high dilutes

SCOTT DEVLIN: “An aliquot of the unfiltered supernatant did not show any signals above background up to the 10−38 dilution, indicating again the critical importance of the filtration step for the generation of specific signals.”
Can you clarify for me the filtration v dilution? how would one get a sufficiently dilute sample from a non dilute sample with a method other than filtration? Could this indicate that in fact the filtration technique is causing or contributing to the effect?

JOHN BENNETH: You’ve focused on one of the most absolutely fascinating aspects of the Montagnier study. Diluting the solution was not enough to produce a signal generating solvent. The gross, larger material had to be filtered out first.

What Montagnier did by filtration, homeopaths do by triturating with mortar and pestle, grinding the starter material down to the finest powder possible. It would appear that Montagnier has discovered that filtration creates the same effect. This is what Kaviraj calls the nanophase, explained by the Law of Kosmotropy: the smaller the nucleator the greater the potential for order within its surrounding aqueous domain, theoretically limited to the smallest sized particle or bubble H2O molecules can enclose.

A kosmotrope is an order inducing particle.

H2O is a small polar protic molecule magnetically attracted to contamination (guest particles) and will configure around them according to the guest charge. This is how water structurally and dynamically imitates other substances. If the particle is too big for water molecules to uniformly assemble around it, the chunk then acts as a chaotrope, a disorder inducing particle.

By filtration Montagnier is creating kosmotropes, a kosmotropic solvent. The order created by these kosmotropes extends ubiquitously throughout the solution via the hydrogen bond network.

MONTAGNIER: “In the course of investigating the nature of such filtering infectious forms, we found another property of the filtrates, which may or may not be related to the former: their capacity to produce some electromagnetic waves of low frequency in a reproducible manner after appropriate dilutions in water. The emission of such waves is likely to represent a resonance phenomenon depending on excitation by the ambient electromagnetic noise. It is associated with the presence in the aqueous dilutions of polymeric nanostructures of defined sizes. The supernatant of uninfected eukaryotic cells used as controls did not exhibit this property.
“In this paper we provide a first characterization of the electromagnetic signals (EMS) and of their underlying nanostructures produced by some purified bacteria.”

SCOTT DEVLIN: “In addition, please clarify for me any distinction, if any between the documented dilution levels here and those in some of your proposals.”

JOHN BENNETH: There are none that I can see. The dilutions used by M., although low, are within the range used in some applications of homeopathy, mostly acute. Constantine Hering introduced the use of remedies in the dilution range used by Montagnier. What M. refers to as a 10^18 dilution would be called an 18X dilution in homeopathy. According to Montagnier, there can virtually be no original particles left in dilution.

SCOTT DEVLIN: It is my understanding that you claim that a sample diluted to such a state that not a single molecule of the original substance is likely to exist in the sample can still have an effect, and as related to this particular study, likely to be resultant from said EMS. Is there a difference between the dilution levels you propose and those documented in this study?

JOHN BENNETH: No. By my calculations this would equal one million molecules within 10^23, or one quintillionth of a drop of water. These are still considered below the molecular limit, but they are regarded as homeopathic levels of dilution according to FDA regulations.

SCOTT DEVLIN: Given that Montagnier does not mention Clathrates, is this where your proposition of Clathrates comes into effect, that specific Clathrates are formed by specific DNA molecules and it is from these Clathrates that the EMS are emitted?

JOHN BENNETH: Yes. It should be noted though that “aqueous nanostructure” define clathrates, and that clathrates may not be the only form of liquid aqueous structuring (LAS). I focus on clathrates because they are known and accepted within classical science, and the formation of LAS can be explained classically through the analogy of clathrates, and it also fits the aerogeneous requirement for homeopathic solutions. It is an interesting distinction to note that homeopathics lose their biological action when they are made without enough air in the succussion chamber.
This is a striking distinction to make for homeopathics in the face of charges that they theoretically can have no specific biological action. It shows we’ve cracked the code. Clathrate means “cage” and clathrates have been referred to as cage molecules, analagous to the mantle that surrounds a light on a lamp post, hexagonal or polyhedral structures surrounding the utlimate kosmotope . . gas.
My theory is that an unique hydrogen bonded network is first established by particulate matter. Dilution removes he particulate matter and the network then nucleates around atmosphere that comes into dilution from agitation of solvent surfaces, forming aerogeneous clathrates.

SCOTT DEVLIN: “We have studied the decay with time of the capacity of dilutions for emitting EMS, after they have been removed (in mumetal boxes) from exposure to the excitation by the background. This capacity lasts at least several hours, some time up to 48 hours, indicating the relative stability of the nanostructures.”
Has the apparent lifespan of this effect or propert ever been tested as the cause of other studies inability to show such effects?”

JOHN BENNETH: Yes, we know from trial and error what works and what doesn’t. Without the introduction of ethanol, homeopathic solvents lose their biological capabilities within 24 hours. Ethanol is another solvent and appears to act as stabilizer for LAS. I believe that the internal tension from hydrogen bonding forces aerogeneous LAS to fall apart and the nanobubbles to aggregate, float upward and move to the surface. If you watch a glass of freshly poured water you can see it happening within a couple of hours, depending on how much atmosphere has been dissolved in it.
Rolland Conte et al, authors of “Theory of High Dilutions” have used NMR to study the effects of temperature, magnetism, photons on homeopathic solutions.

DEMANGEAT: Nanosized bubbles have been identified in liquid water [26–29], which are stabilized by traces of ions and tend to associate in fractal clusters, that scatter light. Removal of gases suppresses the small-angle laser-light scattering by water [30]. Radiofrequency(rf)-treatment has been shown to induce formation of arrays of stable (hours) nanobubbles in water and aqueous solutions; degassing of the treated water erases all the effects, and rf-treatment has no effect on degassed water (see [31] for review). The gas–water interface of the nanobubbles is hydrophobic, and therefore the water molecules may form clathrate shells with an “icelike” structure around the nanobubbles [32]. These ordered shells can induce long range structure up to the micrometer level [31]. Let us propose here that nanobubbles are generated during agitation, mostly through cavitation, and induce supramolecular organization of the water molecules in their vicinity, through hydrophobic forces and hydrogen bonding, responsible for the observed heterogeneity of R2.
. . .
Large-scale long-lived supramolecular structures of water around low molar mass compounds have been shown by laser-light scattering [45,46]. With the same technique, Jin et al. [47] showed that rather stable nanobubbles are implied within the supramolecular structures formed around small organic molecules.
According to these authors, bubbles stabilized by small organic molecules could even be a universal phenomenon.
NMR water proton relaxation in unheated and heated ultrahigh aqueous dilutions of histamine Evidence for an air-dependent supramolecular organization of water Jean-Louis Demangeat Nuclear Medicine Department, General Hospital, Haguenau, France.

I went downstairs to the kitchen, poured myself a cup of black coffee in a black Harley Davidson mug. The heat from the coffee caused a color changing pigment in the shape of flames to change color from black to orange.  I climbed onto a high stool in front of my black laptop on the black granite counter top, and opened my email.

An email notification said I had a message on Facebook. I opened the website. It was a message from a friend of Rolland Conte’s who wanted to contact Montagnier to inform him about Conte’s work, and wanted to know if I had any contact information for  Montagnier.

Conte is a French physicist and statistician, collaborating with doctor of science Yves Lasne, computer programmer Gabrielle Vernot and mathematician  Henri Bertilocchi, who has done what may be the most comprehensive analysis of high dilutes, using nuclear magnetic resonance and beta scintllation, corroborating studies done by Lilli Kolisko. Their findings were reported in a book entitled “Theory of High Dilutions and experimental aspects.”

Conte claims homeopathy saved his life, and claims that spectral analysis can be used to identify the correct remedy for the treatment of cancer and other diseases.

I sent what I had, adding a pessimistic note.

Montagnier has been unable to obtain funding for further research. Montagnier says that other labs have not published their research on high dilutes for fear off losing their funding sources, which is what happened to Benveniste.

Like Conte, like Benveniste, Montagnier is finding that no one wants to touch his work with a ten foot pole. As much as Montagnier has avoided the label of homeopathy, like Conte, it has been close enough to brand him. He has committed heresy.

And so Montagnier is moving his laboratory to Beijing, where the Chinese, unrestrained by capital interests,  are awaiting for him with open arms and a brand new eponymous institute.

For those who have forgotten what eponymous means, it means named after him.

There are several major developments here that in relation to homeopathy are confirmations of old theory and  new considerations:

  1. Liquid aqueous structuring (LAS) is the distinguishing and motive featured force within the remedy.
  2. The size of the relevant LAS is between 20 and 100 nMs.
  3. LAS lasts for hours, apparently without non aqueous-host stabilization (such as ethanol and lactose sugar)
  4. LAS emits biologically significant electromagnetic (EM) signals.
  5. The biological signal from LAS can be replicated by transmission of the signal from one container to another.

This leaves basically two other details.

  1. How is it that LAS can produce the signal?
  2. The answer lies in the same dynamics of the piezo electric effect.

Piezoelectricity is a charge that accumulates in crystals and other materials, including  organic matter such as DNA bone,  DNA and proteins in response to pressure applied mechanically. Piezo means “to squeeze or press.” Piezoelectricity is the direct result of mechanical stress on crystalline substances. For those who are skeptical that water has any crystalline features, I will be so bold as to point out that the word “crystal” comes from a Greek word meaning “ice,” and all homeopathic remedies are  crystalliferous.

At this particular moment, please note your place in time and date, for at this point the key to one of the world’s greatest mysteries has opened a black strongbox previously sealed and now revealed . . the Electric Organon. 

This crystalline aqueous piezoelectric effect demonstrates, scientifically, the basis for the electrodynamic  effects of the homeopathic remedy.

It is a reversible process. Materials that have this ability to internally generate a direct piezoelectric effect, an electrical charge resulting from mechanical pressure,  also have the reverse ability to store it, as is known by observing structural changes in matter resulting from an applied electrical field.

Crystals will generate measurable electricity when their structure is changed by pressure, and also will deform when  subjected to an electric charge, or field.

It should be noted that the molecular structure of H2O is very similar to that of silica, the major elemental constituent of the most common crystalline material in the Earth'[s crust. Silica, water and other crystalline materials have tetrahedral components within their structure.

In water the dynamic is extremely facile. The crystalline structures that originate the motive force for homeopathic remedies act as reciprocal pumps, taking in energy and sending it out again in unique electromagnetic signatures. This is what accounts for the oscillating sine wave  found in the results of every successful record of action of a homeopathic remedy. It is why homeopathic remedies have varying effects at different potencies.

According to Rolland Conte in his Theory of HIgh Dilutions, the radio transmission from the homeopathic remedy is received by an antenna like array in the cell, and the array turns in accordance to the signal. It could very well regenerate the signal throughout the immune system as to the nature of the disorder and even an illusory location of it.

Water is classically known to be a diamagnetic material. It is sensitive to and  easily overpowered by paramagnetic forces and responds to an induced magnetic field. This explains Montagnier’s cross talk experiments which show the ability of water to assemble specific aqueous structures that imitate structures in the sending unit. It shows that molecular self assembly can be initiated in water with a magnetic field.

This is in complete concordance with theory postulated by Hahnemann 200 years ago, for even then, during the infancy of electrical technology, he knew that the only plausible reason for the action of the homeopathic remedy was magnetic.

A homeopath (left) is assisted by the author (right) with the homeopath’s usual daily case load.

Bones contain ferromagnetic crystals. The greatest concentration of them are in the ethmoid bone, which is at the base of the nose under the eye sockets, attesting to the direction “follow your nose.” This is the center for what might be thought to be intuition, probably is engaged in the detection of scent, and also explains why homeopathic remedies have been found to be effective when sprayed in the nose.

So there it is. I could be wrong, but in the last ten years of studying this subject I have yet to find any real contradiction to it. It all fits in . . for me.

I know I’ll get the usual ton of crap about it from the usual poseurs, I’m sure there are refinements that will be made, all the incomplete sentences and typos I make will have to be corrected,  maybe redactions, retractions and complimentary action made, but for the most part, I think I’ve nailed it.

The material sciences have buckled under the weight of the facts, homeopathy is explainable. Professor Martin Chaplin of London South Bank University has come down from the mountain top and proclaimed that water can indeed store and transmit information through its hydrogen bonded network.

Case closed.

Now I can go blind and spend the rest of my days in bed, listening to talk radio.

Au revoir.

NEXT: The Homeopathic Repertorization of Jared Lee Loughner

NOBEL LAUREATE CONFIRMS HOMEOPATHY, ESCAPES TERRORISM

The French virologist who stunned the world with his discovery of the HIV virus has done it again with what may be the medical discovery of the ages. But because of what he calls “intellectual terrorism” the Nobel laureate is leaving his home country to set up shop in China.

His name is Luc Antoine Montagnier. He is a French virologist and joint recipient with Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Harald zur Hausen of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for his discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Now he has something new. The discovery of proof for a new medical paradigm, complete with in vitro and in vivo evidence . . and supportive texts on how to use it.

Montagnier’s published research reported detecting electromagnetic signals that were produced by “aqueous nanostructures” from biologically active bacterial DNA sequences.

It is perhaps the most controversial scientific study to date. It sets the scientific world ablaze with controversy.

It is not just a shot across the bow of the old worn out bump and grind biological paradigm for medicine failures exposed by the current raging cancer epidemic.

It is a bomb about to go off.

In a recent interview by SCIENCE MAGAZINE, Montagnier defended renowned immunologist Jacques Benveniste, who became the target of ridicule and obloquy when he also declared that the high dilutes used in homeopathy have biologoical effects.

SCIENCE MAGAZINE: You have called Benveniste a modern Galileo. Why?

Luc Montagnier

LUC MONTAGNIER: Benveniste was rejected by everybody, because he was too far ahead. He lost everything, his lab, his money. … I think he was mostly right, but the problem was that his results weren’t 100% reproducible.

SCIENCE MAGAZINE: Do you think there’s something to homeopathy as well?

LUC MONTAGNIER: I can’t say that homeopathy is right in everything. What I can say now is that the high dilutions are right. High dilutions of something are not nothing. They are water structures which mimic the original molecules. I have applied for funding from other sources, but I have been turned down. There is a kind of fear around this topic in Europe. I am told that some people have reproduced Benveniste’s results, but they are afraid to publish it because of the intellectual terror from people who don’t understand it.

NEXT: Pseudoscientist Harriet Hall of Skeptic Magazine attempts to debunk Montagnier.

John Benneth, PG Hom. – London (Hons.)

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FIRE PZ MYERS!

In light of evidence, University of Minnesota biology professor PZ Myer’s hate campaign against homeopathy just might backfire . 

 “High dilutions of histamine did indeed have biological effects.”
Professor Madeleine Ennis after replicating controversial experiment for homeopathy.
 
 One of the last  John Benneth Journal entries for 2010 , IN ONE YEAR,  has broken all previous viewership records and sparked more commentary and outrage amongst the pharmaceutical company stooges than any previous Journal entry, enlisting the usual fury and nasty responses.

Most notably is PZ Myers, an American biology professor and pharma stooge whose specialty is trashing homeopathic medicine at the University of Minnesota Morris (UMM).

His blog is Pharyngula. In 2006, it was the top-ranked blog written by a pseudo scientist.Myers has called IN ONE YEAR “nonsense.” Other commentary has been”mental straightjacket”and remarks too obscene to be reprinted here. 

It follows a posting by Myers of clips of my controversial video, “The Mechanism,” juxtaposed with scenes from Star Trek to characterize my supramolecular description of the homeopathic remedy as techno babble.
My name is John Benneth. I’m a homeopath.And this is story about biologists, three in particular, who have studied . . it.

It is fashionable with atheists and pseudo scientists like Myers to trash it and its research. It is a compulsion. They can’t help themselves. They have to do it, for it puts everything they hold dear at risk.

Trashing it is like a cheap magic trick, hawked as self working and E-Z-2-DO. It gives the trasher the feeling he’s accomplished something for himself under the guise of protecting society from what they characterize as ineffective medicine. But like the cheap magic trick, when it finally arrives in the mail, you realize it was misrepresented.

Pretty good trick . . on you.

PZ Myers, Pseudoscientist

Really what it is, it’s hate speech, using the same kind of tactics used against minorities by hate groups. It really shouldn’t have any place in academia, but pseudoscience has become the infrastructure of higher education.

What can they tell you that you can’t find out for yourself now through the Internet? It’s not really education, it’s fashion.

What Myers says has very little to do with science and more to do with the politics of self aggrandizement.

Look at the case against it: It’s full of general, vague, contextual accusations and insinuations. But try to find within this haystack of lies a needle of truth. It contains more errors of commission and omission than the invasion of Iraq. It doesn’t state its criteria or identify or it sources for verification. It always ends up being exactly what it complains of, and PZ Myers provides us with a wonderful sample of it.

He wastes our time with anecdotal evidence and fails to adequately explain the etiology of the phenomena. If its effects are psychogenic, where are his proofs for psychogenic? If it’s bunk, what mechanism has made it so popular, where is the proof for the reported action? It’s usually nothing more than a sloppy pudding of self contradicting anecdotes.

“EZ Pee Zee,” a pudding of lies.

Science will always turn against the pseudoscientist.

Read on and watch it slowly turn against Myers.

We have heard repeatedly, over and over again, from people like E-Z Pee Zee Puddin’ Myers, that homeopathy doesn‘t work, but when asked “how do you know?” the best they can come up with is that it doesn’t work because it shouldn’t work.

That’s it. That’s all there is to it. Nothing more! 

No evidence of biological action is ever admitted without first seeking fault by the homeoapthy hater. Any corroborating tests are conveniently ignored.

I seriously doubt EZ PZ Puddin’ Myers could sustain much of a real explanation of its effects, because somewhere along the way he would have to confront things he didn’t know and doesn’t want to know, because they begin to work against his foregone conclusions.

Criticism by pseudo scientists like Myers is never global. It is always localized against something, like homeopathy. The evidence con is always given greater play over the evidence pro. And it avoids addressing the evidence pro in specificity within the context of explicit criteria.

For instance, the most well known in vitro test for homeopathy is a test on white blood cells, the basophil degranulation test. It was done by renowned immunologist Jacques Benveniste after his criticism of it was challenged. An assistant had found that water exposed to an allergen via serial aqueous dilution, could provoke an in vitro response, as if the allergen were present.
This is called basophil degranulation.
Benveniste, like other investigators, was puzzled by the results. What appeared to be pure water was causing a biochemical reaction.

Benveniste reportedly did the test over 1,000 times.

After he published the results of his testing in Nature, a prestigious science magazine, (to the resounding explosion of the usual outrage) Nature sent a team to investigate Benveniste’s work. The team consisted of Sir John Maddox, the editor of Nature, James “the Amazing” Randi, a notorious illusionist with a large sum of money to lose if proven wrong, and a debunker by the name of Walter Stewart.

According to Dana Ullman, the experiment was first replicated three times for the Nature team without any blinding of the experimenters. These first three experiments performed for the team showed positive results.
The fourth experiment blinded the person doing the counting of the basophils, and the results of this experiment were also successful. But the Nature team deemed this test invalid, claiming that the blinded experimenter knew in advance which test group she was counting.

The Nature team then began to behave disruptively. The next three experiments blinded the person doing the counting and the person doing the pipetting. Randi performed magic tricks during a crucial part of the experiment, making it difficult for the experimenters to perform their work, while Stewart was acting so hysterically that he had to be asked several times to stop shouting by Maddox and Benveniste.

All three of these experiments did not show any difference between the active verum samples and the inert control group. The Nature team immediately deemed that there was no evidence that the microdoses have biological action and reported that the tests failed to show convincing results.

Benveniste had violated the laws of Nature!

What they didn’t report was that the results were just what one would expect if someone switched the active samples with the inert controls.

Some of the samples, coded inert, produced a reaction, whereas some of the samples coded as active were reported inert. A switch had been made.

Randi had sabotaged the test by mixing up the results!

When you’re finished reading here, watch the accompanying video at the end of this article and hear Benveniste describe what happened. And particularly note Maddox, the editor of Nature, confessing that he went to Benveniste’s lab for the sole purpose of discrediting his work as fraudulent.

Skeptics herald this as conclusive proof that homeopathy doesn’t work.

There are some more facts that EZ Pee Zee doesn’t tell you, because without additional information we may be easily led to an incorrect conclusion about in vitro testing for homeopathy . .

What Pee Zee doesn’t tell you is that the basophil degranulation test for homeopathy wasn’t invented by Jacques Benveniste. JB’s test was the fourth replication of it. There have been many replications of it since, most notably a multi centered one that included homeopathy skeptic Professor Madeleine Ennis of the Respiratory Medicine Research Group at The Queen’s University of Belfast.

Here is a mashup of Ennis reporting on the activation of human basophils by ultra-high dilutions of anti-IgE, dilutions of the type used in homeopathy.

ENNIS: “This could be an exceedingly short paper, since in my opinion, from a conventional scientific background, when there are no molecules of the active agent left in a solution there can not be any biological effects. However, a search in PubMed combining homeopathy with basophil revealed 15 items. Interestingly this did not include the now infamous article in Nature or the papers that attempted to repeat the work. Changing the search to homeopath and basophil increased the total to 21. Including phrases such as ‘high dilutions’ or ‘extremely low doses’ only resulted in 33 publications.

“Witt and co-workers used several different databases in their review and found a total of 75 publications and further evaluated 67 of them. One of their sources was the HomBRex database which specialises in basic research in homeopathy and as of February 2009 contained 1301 experiments in 997 original articles including 1172 biological studies. Using the CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) Database and putting in basophil resulted in 95 hits. The question of publication bias is also worth considering – is it easier to publish a paper with negative results or with positive results? Normally, trials or studies with negative results are difficult to publish. However, it is possible that the opposite is true for studies using ultrahigh dilutions.

“In 1988, Poitevin and colleagues published a paper in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology in 1988 which was a follow-up to an earlier paper which had reported that incubation of basophils with high dilutions of the homeopathic drug Apis mellifica was able to inhibit allergen-induced basophil degranulation. In this paper, they reported that very low concentrations of anti-IgE (ca. 10–100 molecules per well) activated basophils and that this was inhibited by very high dilutions of the preparations

“Overall, using the histamine degranulation assays, as standardized by Sainte-Laudy, it was found that histamine at both conventional pharmacological concentrations and at high dilutions inhibited allergen and anti-IgE induced basophil activation. Examining a range of dilutions from 5c to 59c, the response was periodic in form, with maxima at ca. 7c, 17c, 28c, 40c and 52c.”

“This work was pioneered by Sainte-Laudy and colleagues beginning in the 80s and continuing to the present day… I first heard about this work at the 1984 meeting of the European Histamine Research Society where Sainte-Laudy bravely presented his data to a crowd of extremely skeptical and rather hostile scientists and clinicians.

“Apart from the natural scientific objections to solutions containing essentially water having a biological effect, a number of other issues were raised:
(1) the biological validity of the test;
(2) the reproducibility of the phenomenon,’
(3) the subjectivity of cell counts and
(4) that the data nearly all came from the same laboratory. In answer to these points, at that time, this form of examining basophil activation was a recognized procedure. Sainte-Laudy had performed repeated experiments, indeed in a series of 6 experiments he repeated each measurement 16 times and got the same answer.

“In order to answer points (3) and (4), it was decided to perform a multi-centre European Trial and it is at that point that I ‘dipped my toes into the waters’ of homeopathic research. As an ardent sceptic, I was invited to take part in the trial, which involved one coordinating laboratory and laboratories performing the research. This study has been published.

“In brief, all the laboratories were trained in the basophil counting method, with the counts verified by Sainte-Laudy’s laboratory. The dilutions were made in 3 different laboratories and coded by the coordinator (histamine and water solutions made up identically from 15c–19c). All study materials were from the same source and shipped to the performing laboratories. The data were returned to the coordinator and then analysed by an independent biostatistician. When the results for the histamine solutions were compared to those for the water solutions, there was a small but statistically significant inhibition of basophil degranulation caused by the lowest concentration of anti-IgE used in 3 of the 4 laboratories. When all the data were combined together, there was a statistically significant inhibition for the histamine containing solutions. Thus this multi-centre
study indicated that high dilutions of histamine did indeed have biological effects.

“In the multi-centre trial described above, 3 of the laboratories independently examined the effects of high dilutions of histamine and to a varying degree all demonstrated inhibition of basophil activation with these dilutions. Flow cytometric is employed in most immunological laboratories and there have now been a series of independent laboratories investigating the phenomenon. These will be discussed in detail.”
Basophil models of homeopathy: a sceptical view, Madeleine Ennis, Respiratory Medicine Research Group, Centre for Infection and Immunity, Microbiology Building, The Queen’s University of Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

The Witt review of in vitro tests for homeopathy carefully analyzed and scored all known biochemical testing, up until 2007. You don’t see the criteria employed by Witt being employed by those who conclude that homeopathy is merely the use of inert substances.

Like Pee Zee, they have to make up their own, unknown, unseen,  OCCULT criteria!

PZ Myers claims to be a biologist. But look at the way Myers approaches the problem before him. Instead of giving you the full story, Myers gives only what he wants you to hear, which is mostly ridicule. Myers doesn’t mention his colleagues who have actually conducted the basophil degranulation test. He hasn’t done it. So how is it that we are supposed to believe Myers over Ennis, Sainte Laudy, Belon, Benveniste and all the others and their staff assistants, and the hundreds, possibly thousands of repetitons of these tests, unless Myers is presenting an answer we want to hear?

I’m trying to think of careers and activities that would be more suited for telling people what they want to hear, other than science. How about politics? LOL! No wonder his blog is so popular! Most people aren’t interested in science for anything more than the status it gives them in the eyes of others.

Being a skeptic gives you that “cachet.”

But when it comes to the real complexities of science . . please! Don’t confuse me with the facts! Let’s just pretend we’re scientists, okay?” 

Ennis on the other hand, rolls up her sleeves and gets her hands dirty. She then, as a real scientist, is compelled to truthfully report what her colleagues are loath to hear . .  the truth about homeopathy. What was it again? Oh yes . . “high dilutions of histamine did indeed have biological effects.”

I hear Myers screaming when he reads this, holding his head, “Noooo! I hate homeopathy!”

Ennis comes up with the same statement that Benveniste, Poitevin and dozens of others have come up with. In the glass the truth about homeopathy has been found.

Benvneiste proposed a whole new biological paradigm. Does Myers have the courage to do the test? Or is he more likely to try to sabotage it with word and censure?

If Pee Zee Myers cannot be a real scientist and meet the challenge of homeopathy head on, as Professor Ennis and others have done, then I say fire him and let him go on writing his stupid blog as the prime example of pseudoscience. Why would anyone but the opposition want a joker like Myers poisoning the minds of our youth? He doesn’t teach biological science, he teaches political science. Look at his useless, mindless deblogatory activities

How embarrassing for such a fine institution like the University of Minnesota! To have such an unscientific voice as Myers blathering away while his hands are doing nothing useful, when there are real scientists, like young versions of Rustum Roy at Penn State, who could be teaching biology at the University of Minnesota.
Education should not be about destroying people, as PZ has made it out to be. It should be about building people up, not tearing them down, and learning how things work in world.