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For IMMEDIATE Release: HBOT2010






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Monday, June 7th, Newport Beach, CA: Physicians and medical practitioners from around the globe will gather at the Irvine Marriott Hotel July 22-25, for “HBOT 2010”, an educational symposium, of world-wide medical significance.

Their focus will be on the healing and life sustaining benefits of oxygen, in the treatment of serious medical conditions. New to this year’s symposium will be the latest information on the treatment of war veterans with blast injuries, as well as cutting edge information on HBOT’s use for people with cancer and diabetes.

Hyperbaric Oxygenation Therapy Treatment, (known as HBOT), originated with the treatment of deep sea divers many years ago. Today it is successfully used to treat a wide range of illnesses, injuries and chronic conditions. “Dozens of scientific papers will be presented by international specialists, who are making medical history using oxygen — in its many forms — for healing and sustaining life. This conference will feature the most focused group of oxygen specialists in the world,” said Dr. Donald L. Jolly-Gabriel, Ph.D., Chairman of the Richard A. Neubauer Research Institute, (RANRI) sponsors of the event. This is the 7th bi-annual symposium, presented by the institute.

Some 30 experts, using oxygen in the successful treatment of such diverse conditions as: traumatic brain injury, autism, cerebral palsy, lyme disease, spinal cord injury, alzheimer’s, stroke, diabetic wounds, multiple sclerosis, near-drowning, coma, anoxic encephalopathy, childhood mitochondrial diseases and more; will meet in Orange County, CA., for the first time. An exposition featuring some of the most advanced HBOT equipment and items in related fields will also be available to those in attendance.

“This forum provides a rare opportunity for the public to join the medical community in learning about break-through modalities in use here and abroad, to treat these serious conditions,” Jolly-Gabriel said. “Parents who are seeking alternative treatments for children with any of these conditions are urged to attend. They will interact doctors using HBOT and learn first-hand from and patients how HBOT has changed their prognosis and enhanced their lives.

“Oxygen is God’s gift to us,” Jolly-Gabriel added. “It is the single most important element necessary to sustain life. Although it is readily available everywhere, we are only now beginning to realize its true medical significance. It is a magnificent step forward in medicine.” The symposium will provide educational interaction with many of the world’s most eminent experts in the field.


Among featured speakers will be professor K. K. Jain, author of, “The Handbook of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy,” (now the “Textbook of Hyperbaric Medicine, currently in its fifth edition).” Jain is a retired professor and a highly respected consultant in neurology and hyperbaric medicine. He is also the author of more than 415 publications including 16 books on related topics.

Karen Simmons, CEO and founder of “Autism Today,” will be featured at an Author’s Luncheon Friday, July 23 at noon. Simmons, is the co-author of “Chicken Soup for the Soul, Children with Special Needs,” (co-authored with Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Heather McNamara); and both “The Official Autism 101 Manual,” (an IPPY Gold Medal winner); and the recently released, “Autism Tomorrow, The Complete Guide to helping your Child Thrive in the Real World.”

Dr. Paul Harch, of the University of Louisiana Medical Center, who developed the HBOT protocol being used to restore the lives of American military personnel, following Traumatic Brain Injuries in combat, will be lauded for his work, during the symposium.

In addition, Some of the most recent studies conducted by world renowned brain specialist Dr. Daniel Amen, M.D., of Newport Beach, will also be presented.



HBOT 2010 is designed not only for medical professionals, but for or those who are affected by any of the conditions listed above, or involved in related associations, (i.e. the America Cancer Society, The Autism Society, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, etc.). The HBOT 2010 agenda includes new approaches in oxygen therapy for the treatment and management of these illnesses.

Attendance will be beneficial to medical professionals including: Neurologists, Pediatricians, Neonatologists, Perinatologists, Physical Therapists, Physiatrists, Orthopedic Surgeons and other professionals. It will afford them new insights into this remarkable medical option as well as practical applications for its use in conjunction with their specialties. Non-professionals such as: care-takers in coma recovery cases, stroke recovery or family members assisting people with disabilities, will also find this program beneficial. “We have done everything possible to make attending this conference exciting, convenient and affordable,” Jolly-Gabriel said. HBOT 2010 has negotiated a conference rate at the Irvine Marriott Hotel, of just $109 per night for those who register before June 15.

Register on-line at Or, visit the web site for additional information on the coming symposium, conference and exposition.

 (Medical writers and bloggers, affiliated recognized media outlets, are invited to cover the event)


Coretta Scott King Was Exploring Alternative Cancer Treatment

When Coretta Scott King died on the evening of Jan. 30, she had ovarian cancer and was in Mexico exploring treatment options, according to her family.

“Mrs. Coretta Scott King was in Mexico for observation and consideration of treatment for ovarian cancer,” King’s family said in a statement released to the media.

“She was considered terminal by physicians in the United States. Mrs. King and her family wanted to explore other options,” the statement continues.

King, a civil rights activist and the widow of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., died at age 78.

The King family’s statement doesn’t describe those other options or list a cause of death, so it’s not known if ovarian cancer took King’s life. According to the Associated Press, doctors at the alternative medicine clinic where King had been staying attributed her death to respiratory failure.

Questions About Alternative Clinic

A report in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution raised questions about the clinic the allegedly attended, the Hospital Santa Monica in Rosarito Beach, Mexico, about 16 miles south of San Diego. On its web site, the clinic claims to have “a very eclectic approach to the treatment of chronic degenerative disease, diseases by and large considered incurable by the orthodox medical profession.”

Most of the clinic’s clients are cancer patients “who have been told that there is no hope, all traditional therapies have failed,” states the clinic’s web site.

Another web site,, run by Stephen Barrett, MD, questions the background of Hospital Santa Monica’s founder and director, Kurt Donsbach. According to Hospital Santa Monica’s web site, Donsbach is a DC, ND, and PhD.

The King family’s statement doesn’t name the place where King was seeking treatment in Mexico.

Tea May Cut Ovarian Cancer Risk


About Ovarian Cancer

Here are some facts from the American Cancer Society on ovarian cancer:

It kills more U.S. women than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. It is the No. 4 cause of cancer deaths for U.S. women. It is the 7th most common cancer for U.S. women, excluding nonmelanoma skin cancers. It is most common in older women (about two-thirds of patients are 55 or older). It is slightly more common in white women than black women.

When discovered in its earliest stages, ovarian cancer can often be treated, but early ovarian cancer is hard to detect. Many cases are discovered after the cancer has spread to other areas and organs, making treatment much more difficult.

No one knows exactly what causes ovarian cancer. Risk factors include:

Family history of ovarian cancer Never having been pregnant Being older than 50

New Chemo Plan for Late Ovarian Cancer


Ovarian Cancer’s Symptoms

Early ovarian cancer typically has few symptoms. The first sign of ovarian cancer is usually an enlarged ovary. The ovaries are located deep within the pelvic cavity, so swelling may go unnoticed until it becomes more advanced.

Symptoms of more advanced ovarian cancer include:

—Swollen abdomen (caused by buildup of fluids produced by the tumor)

—Lower abdominal and leg pain

—Sudden weight loss or gain

—Change in bowel or bladder function


—Swelling in the legs

Women should keep up with medical check-ups, which can help with early detection of conditions such as cancer. They should also tell their doctor about any family history of cancer.

King’s Heart Disease, Stroke

Besides ovarian cancer, King had also had other recent health challenges.

She had suffered a major stroke and minor heart attack in August 2005. Earlier that year, King had been diagnosed with a heart condition called atrial fibrillation, a form of irregular heart rhythm. Atrial fibrillation is considered a risk factor for the development of ischemic stroke — the most common type of stroke — which is caused by a blood clot in the brain.

Heart disease and stroke affect people of all races, but blacks are at especially high risk. Heart disease and stroke are also leading causes of death for women, a fact that often gets overlooked.

Race, Sex, Heart Disease, and Stroke

Stroke and heart disease are major health threats for blacks, women, and the elderly — three groups to which King belonged.

While strokes are more common among men, more women die of strokes, according to the American Heart Association.

Consider these facts from the American Heart Association’s web site:

—Blacks have a much higher risk of stroke than whites.

—Blacks have substantially higher death rates for stroke than whites.

—High blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity — risk factors for stroke and heart disease — are more common among blacks than whites.

—Heart disease is a leading cause of death for women.

—Stroke is women’s No. 3 cause of death.

Stroke risk also rises with age, regardless of race or gender. Having a family history of stroke and heart disease also ups your risk of having those same problems.

Get the Facts about Ovarian Cancer


Heart Attack, Stroke Warning Signs

Call for emergency help at the first sign of a possible stroke or heart attack — don’t wait to see if symptoms pass. Quick treatment can make a big difference, but many medicines for stroke and heart attacks must be given quickly.

The American Heart Association lists these stroke warning signs:

—Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body

—Sudden confusion, trouble speaking, or understanding

—Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes

—Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination

—Sudden, severe headache with no known cause

The American Heart Association lists these warning signs of a heart attack:

—Chest discomfort.Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain.

—Discomfort in other areas of the upper body.Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw, or stomach.

—Shortness of breath.May occur with or without chest discomfort.

—Other signs:These may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea, or lightheadedness

“As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, and back or jaw pain,” states the American Heart Association’s web site.

Though race, age, and gender can’t be changed, many other risk factors for stroke and heart disease can be managed or prevented. See your doctor to gauge and lower your risk.


By Miranda Hitti, reviewed By Louise Chang, MD

SOURCES: King Center, “Statement by the King Family.” American Cancer Society: “What Are the Key Statistics About Ovarian Cancer?” AtlantaJournal-Constitution, “Clinic, Founder Operate Outside Norm.” Quackwatch.Com: “Stay Away from Donsbach University Graduates.” “The Shady Activities of Kurt Donsbach.” American Heart Association: “Stroke Risk Factors.” American Stroke Association: “African Americans & Stroke: Know the Facts.” American Heart Association: “Heart Attack, Stroke & Cardiac. WebMD Medical Reference provided in collaboration with The Cleveland Clinic: “Ovarian Cancer and Menopause.” WebMD Medical News: “Coretta Scott King Dies.”

“A Cancer and Stroke Breakthrough” lecture to be heard at Alternative Medicine-Live!

Alternative Medicine-Live! 

Saturday, April 5, 2008

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Poly-MVA: A Cancer and Stroke Breakthrough

Albert Sanchez, Sr., PhD, Founder, Foundation for Advancement in Cancer Research


The mission of the Foundation for Advancement in Cancer Research is to seek out promising, scientifically-validated complementary and alternative treatment methods, to actively educate the public about them and to provide funding toward research and development of new treatments. One of the most promising treatments the Foundation has encountered is Lipoic Acid Palladium Complex (POLY-MVA), a uniquely formulated combination of minerals, vitamins and amino acids designed to support cellular energy production and promote overall health. POLY-MVA also replaces specific nutrients that may be depleted during certain cancer therapies. A patented dietary supplement version with over 15 years of clinical laboratory research and testing, POLY-MVA is a revolutionary product and the first in a remarkable new category of supplements called palladium lipoic complexes. It is the only supplement in the world that can take the free radicals produced by disease and turn them into energy.

Health, Wellness and Education, are themed topics at Salt Lake City Two-Day Conference and Expo, “Alternative Medicine-Live!”

Alternative Medicine-Live!
at University Park Marriott, Salt Lake City, Utah on April 4-5, 2008

Salt Lake City, UT, April 4-5, 2008 Combining the best of alternative therapies and how they are integrated into today’s modern medical and healing practices – that is the theme of the Two-Day Conference and Expo, entitled “Alternative Medicine-Live!”, to be presented on April 4-5, 2008.

This Conference and Expo will feature exhibits, presentations, lectures, refreshments, free samples and health testing. Open to both the public and also to the health care community, this is the fourth conference presented in the Salt Lake valley by the Alternative Medicine Network.

Combining, science, medicine and spirituality, this trade show reaches out to many practitioners, including chiropractors, psychologists, acupuncturists, energy healers, metaphysicians, chiropractors and M.D.’s.

For tickets and information call 1-800-498-5640


Successful Diabetes Treatment Through Naturopathic Treatment Regimen

 Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine has found significant positive results and benefits from a naturopathic treatment regimen for diabetes. 

24-7PressRelease/ – TEMPE, AZ, August 05, 2005 —Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine has found significant positive results and benefits from a naturopathic treatment regimen for diabetes.

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), diabetes is the fifth deadliest disease in the United States. More than 18 million Americans have diabetes, and one in three is not even aware of it. It has been estimated that the annual economic cost of diabetes over recent years has exceeded $130 billion a year, or approximately one out of every ten health care dollars spent in the United States. Diabetes can be life-threatening, as diabetics have 4-6 times the risk of dying from heart disease and stroke. Other serious complications of uncontrolled diabetes can include blindness, kidney disease, liver disease, and limb amputations.

In addition, there are over 40 million people in the United States, aged approximately 40 to 75, who are in a “pre-diabetes” or “metabolic syndrome” stage. They are insulin- resistant but their blood sugar levels have not yet reached diabetic status. Some recent research suggests that even in the pre-diabetes stage long-term damage to the heart and circulatory system may be occurring.

While these statistics are dramatic, there are avenues for treatment that have shown some significant success, particularly in the area of naturopathic medicine. Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Ariz., is one of a handful of accredited, four-year academic institutions in the United States teaching students to become naturopathic physicians. A strong emphasis has been on teaching future physicians to treat diabetes patients with complementary medical techniques as a more integrative approach to their patients overall treatment regimen.

Dr. Mona Morstein, Chair of Nutrition at SCNM and Supervising Physician at Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center, the out-patient medical clinic of the medical school has found significant results and benefits from a naturopathic treatment regimen for diabetes through a comprehensive, yet individualized course of treatment for her diabetic patients, no matter which type of diabetes they have.

Part of that treatment includes a low carbohydrate diet. A great deal of evidence-based research supports the use of such a dietary program, even though it is contrary to what the ADA suggests. Dr. Morstein also prescribes various nutrients and anti-oxidants as a result of medical studies having shown that diabetics are lacking in a number of vital nutrients. Further, the research has shown that the problematic progression of their diabetes is considerably slowed by antioxidants. Dr. Morstein uses various botanical medicines to help decrease insulin resistance and sugar cravings, which has the added benefit of aiding in weight loss. Treatment can also include diagnosing and addressing imbalances in other hormones such as cortisol and testosterone. Aerobic exercise and weight lifting are necessary for the patient to regularly engage in and, if need be, stress relaxation and counseling become part of the overall regimen.

The naturopathic treatment regimen has shown other significant benefits, with the reduction and oftentimes elimination of oral hypoglycemics and blood pressure medicines as patients become healthier. For those Type I diabetics that require insulin, a unique way of prescribing the insulin is prescribed which enables the blood sugar levels to be very tightly controlled without causing frightening low blood sugar episodes.

Success has also been demonstrated in lowering patients hemoglobin A1C levels.
Medical studies have proven that lower A1C numbers significantly decrease the risk of diabetics, developing cardiovascular disease, and eye, kidney and nerve damage. Dr. Morstein remarks, “It’s very rewarding working with people with diabetes and see them able to reduce or remove some of their medications, and significantly lower their A1Cs. They’re very pleased and I know I’ve helped them lower their risk for developing diabetic complications in the future.”

Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center is conducting leading edge efforts and work in the treatment of diabetes and the results are healthier, leaner patients who taking less medications and having more positive health outlooks for the future.

About Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences
Located in Tempe, Ariz., and founded in 1993, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences is an accredited higher learning institution. It offers a four-year medical program that trains students to become primary care physicians. Naturopathic medicine emphasizes the body’s innate ability to self-heal. It draws on a rich history of natural, non-toxic therapies in combination with current medical advances. The scope of practice includes all aspects of family and primary care using integrative and complementary treatment modalities such as acupuncture, homeopathy, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, manipulation and pharmacology. For more information, visit