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“You Have Given Me and Our Family New Hope”

A former Marine who fought in Vietnam and was exposed to Agent Orange and other toxins said, “the program has changed my life, my physical well-being and my attitude toward a much better existence....”
Each of these victims, like the Gulf veterans described above, found that the same detoxification program worked for them.

Utilizing the detox program, the amount of PCBs in the fat tissue of the female factory worker from Slovenia reduced 63 percent; in her serum it fell by 49 percent. The discharge from her nipples ceased entirely. Elated with the results, she was able to return to work.

The 39-year-old female athlete was entirely free of her symptoms by the end of the program, with no detectable traces of TCE in her body.

The 14-year-old girl whose house had been treated with dieldrin completed the program and her DDE levels dropped more than 90 percent, resulting in significant improvements in her headaches and acne.

The 6-year-old exposed to fumes from carpeting while in her mother’s womb also completed the program and was able to finish tasks and leave her home for the first time.

The need for and value of such a program is obvious to those who have done it. Lieutenant Colonel Wolfertz, for example, expressed his hope that other Gulf veterans affected by toxins learn about it and avail themselves of the opportunity it provides.

As Operation Iraqi Freedom unfolded, he told Freedom, “I worry about what faces our troops today with conflict in the same region against the same enemy. While I speak of all our troops in general, my concern is heightened in that my son, Andrew, a lance corporal in the Marine Corps Reserve, has been called to active duty.” Knowing that the detox program exists provides a measure of reassurance; if toxic exposure occurs, help is on hand.

The program has been used for those exposed to radiation poisoning, with several studies successfully concluded on victims of the Chernobyl, Ukraine, nuclear reactor catastrophe of April 1986.
For individuals encountering problems caused by poisons in the environment — whatever their source — the detox program provides a workable means to resolve those difficulties. Changes from it can be, in the words of those who have done it and their loved ones, nothing short of miraculous.

As the wife of one Gulf veteran wrote, “Thank you for sending back the husband I knew before the Persian Gulf War.... He was temporarily overcome by poisons from the Gulf War. You have gotten those poisons out of his system and I am sincerely thankful. You have given me and our family new hope.”

A Solution Whose Time Has Come

Anecdotes work well enough for private individuals to sit up and take notice. Yet tens of studies conducted around the world over the last 25 years add further weight to the detox program as a solution whose time has come.

When the program was introduced, the idea that chemical residues could be stored in the fat and go into action years later was not just controversial, but revolutionary.

What led L. Ron Hubbard to this breakthrough was his observation in 1977 that people who had taken LSD behaved irrationally years after they stopped taking the drug. He postulated that LSD residues could be stored in human tissue and be released later — a premise supported by the manifest occurrence of so-called “flashbacks.” After further research he extended this to other chemicals based on additional evidence, and by the following year, he formulated the detox program. The results soon spoke for themselves.

Word spread in medical and environmental circles, and experts began taking a serious look at this method of eliminating drug residues as a solution for environmental toxins, as well.

In 1984, the first study was undertaken on seven subjects in Michigan who had eaten meat laced with highly carcinogenic PBBs (polybrominated biphenyls) after fire retardant had been inadvertently fed to cows there in 1973.

At the time, it was generally understood that once PBB entered the human body, it was there to stay. The men who participated in that first trial of the detox program were tested using fat biopsies before, during and after the program, and again four months later.

Sixteen separate chemicals were measured at the outset, and all but one reduced by significant amounts: an average of 35 percent during treatment and 59 percent in the four months after. This later reading indicated that the detox program stimulates the body’s elimination mechanisms, resulting in continued reductions in toxicity and improvements in health long after the program was completed — a phenomenon confirmed by later studies.

Since the 1980s, additional studies have included firemen and police officers exposed to a variety of hazardous chemicals, painters exposed to lead, factory workers exposed to various toxins, patients exposed to pesticides, drug addicts, and Vietnam veterans exposed to the defoliant Agent Orange.

A former Marine who fought in Vietnam and was exposed to Agent Orange and other toxins said, “the program has changed my life, my physical well-being and my attitude toward a much better existence.... There is hope for those Vietnam vets who are still in the Vietnam War syndrome after being out of the war.”

Another Vietnam veteran wrote, “Memory is much improved, mind clear. I visualized that all of the Agent Orange, arsenic, filthy food and water I consumed in Vietnam came out of me here. Hallelujah! Headaches are gone — not one. I feel like I’d have to ram my head into a wall to get one ([they were] very frequent before). Back and neck pain are gone. Sleeping well. Cough gone. Overall sense of well-being is beyond description!”

The program has also been used for those exposed to radiation poisoning, with several studies successfully concluded on victims of the Chernobyl, Ukraine, nuclear reactor catastrophe of April 1986. Some of the radiation research was carried out at the Medical and Radiological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Numerous bodies have published papers on the detox program, including the World Health Organization, UNESCO, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Society of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health, the American Public Health Association, the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

What Goes in Can Come Out

DR. DAVID ROOT has delivered the detoxification program to more than 3,500 individuals over the past 20 years.
Hubbard’s detoxification program is designed to mobilize and excrete fat-stored toxins, utilizing the B vitamin, niacin, to mobilize the fat and all-blend oil to tie up toxins so they can be secreted into the gastrointestinal tract and eliminated, rather than being reabsorbed by the body’s bile acids.

The daily regimen includes mild exercise to make the blood flow, followed by sauna to promote sweating, with periodic breaks to cool down, to drink liquids to replace water and electrolytes, and sometimes to shower off toxins being sweated out of the body.

Sound nutrition is required, including a high intake of fresh, green vegetables, as well as plenty of sleep to help the body recover from the added stress of eliminating toxins. A complete and exact regimen of nutritional supplements is followed to replenish those lost in sweating, and to balance the niacin that is consumed in gradually increasing amounts throughout the program.

David Root, M.D., medical director of HealthMed in Sacramento, California, who has overseen the detoxification of more than 3,500 individuals with this program over the past 20 years in his practice, said that roughly 15 percent of the toxins are excreted through the sweat and about 85 percent through the gastrointestinal tract. The lungs and sebaceous glands constitute additional, minor exit routes.

Victory on the Personal Level

The worldwide proliferation of man-made chemicals throughout the 20th century was an unprecedented development in human history. We are only beginning to understand the consequences of this contamination of air, soil, water and the food chain, including increased illnesses linked to toxic exposure.

There has been no escaping this onslaught, although the detox program has provided a simple antidote on the personal level.

While strategic solutions for environmental issues affecting human health must still be implemented, until then, the battle on the personal level has tipped in favor of survival — no mean feat given the enormity of the problem that chemical poisoning poses to the health and life of every man, woman and child.

For more information, contact HealthMed at (800) 473-3084; web site

* Reference: 1 David E. Root, M.D., Statement Before the Presidential Special Oversight Board for Department of Defense Investigations of Gulf War Chemical and Biological Incidents, November 20, 1998.

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