By Anke Zimmermann, BSc, FCAH
International Attacks on Homeopathy, Echoed by BC's Top Doc
As some of you know our own top public health official, Dr. Bonnie Henry, has gone on record in recent weeks to malign homeopathy, calling it a 'belief system' and at the same time expressing 'grave concerns's about the safety of homeopathy.
Dr. Henry's inappropriate comments and demand for Health Canada to investigate my use of Lyssinum, a homeopathic remedy made from rabid dog saliva, which is legal in Canada and has been safely used since 1833 caused an international media feeding frenzy awash in rabid commentary by the CBC, Global News, the Washington Post, the Seattle Times among many other news outlets.
As a result of this widely publicized media attack on homeopathy and alternative healing therapies, several official letters of complaint have been sent to BC's Minister of Health, Adrian Dix and to the MLAs and Premier of BC.
Please feel free to borrow information from these letters and use them as a template if you wish to register your own complaint with the BC Ministry of Health against the actions taken by our Provincial Health Officer that serve to restrict our rights and options to make our own informed medical decisions.
It is important for us to speak up because there is an international effort to restrict our choices in health care and especially to eliminate homeopathy by the pharmaceutical industry and their minions. Bonnie Henry has now shown her true colours and joined their ranks.
The first letter was sent by Ted Kuntz, father of a neurologically-injured child, a medical choice activist, author and educator. Because he included a large section on vaccine science I can not republish it here due to the new policy from my own College that now prohibits us from sharing any information regarding vaccine safety on our website.
However, you can read the entire letter here.
The second letter was written by the local chapter leader of the Weston A. Price Foundation and deals specifically with the question of nutrition on the health of British Columbians. You can read it here.
The third was written by me and focuses on homeopathy. It includes extensive references, including studies on effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of homeopathic medicine and its international use by governments around the world, see below .
Formal Complaint - Provincial Health Officer
The Honourable Adrian Dix, Minister of Health
Government of British Columbia
Room 337 Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC, V8V 1X4
July 7, 2018
Dear Health Minister Dix,
I am writing to add my voice to the recent letter sent by Ted Kuntz (you can read it here) questioning whether Dr. Bonnie Henry is fulfilling the responsibilities of the Provincial Health Officer as outlined in the Public Health Act, which include the following:
Misleading the Public
In addition to not fulfilling her obligations as PHO as outlined by Mr. Kuntz, I am contending that she is actively misleading the public on homeopathy, a discipline in which she has no training or experience whatsoever. Misleading the public as a physician constitutes professional misconduct and I will be filing a complaint with the College of Physicians and Surgeons in this regard as well.
Her dismissal of and attacks on homeopathy are most unfortunate as homeopathy in particular has a lot to offer any country. Not only does homeopathy offer safe and effective treatment of virtually any health condition, either alone or in combination with conventional medicine and other therapies, including psychotherapy, it can also be used to prevent illness, including infectious disease and has been shown to reduce health care costs, something I want my government to take seriously. It’s great that BC is going to slash our MSP payments, but not at the expense of increasing property and other taxes.
Why not use a better, less expensive health care model that does not primarily benefit a few large pharmaceutical corporations but actually works for the people of BC?
To briefly refer back to Mr. Kuntz’ letter:
In recent weeks Dr. Henry has been featured in a number of CBC articles, which appear to discredit and discourage the use of natural methods of treatment. A brief summary is listed below. A full listing is attached.
Provincial health officer has 'grave concerns' about naturopath's claims in blog post - CBC News · Apr 16, 2018
Homeopathy for autism 'certainly not based on science,' B.C. health official says · CBC News · May 25, 2018
Dr. Henry is reported to have made statements such as:
Henry said she had "grave concerns" about those claims and was not aware of any scientific evidence to support them (homeopathy).
"It's hard for me to believe as a physician that anything that was made from a very serious lethal infection … would have any therapeutic benefit," she said.
"I also have concerns that this would be used for treating what sounds very much like a behavioural issue in a young child."
"I have concerns that parents may want this type of treatment for their children, and delay accessing real treatments that may help them for some very severe conditions," she said.
B.C.'s top doctor says there are "huge potential harms" connected to a homeopathic treatment based on the unfounded claim that vaccines cause most cases of autism.
"It's (homeopathy) certainly not based on science. It's based on a belief system," Henry said.
Homeopathy is not a belief system
I would really like to know what kind of training Dr. Henry has in homeopathy and why she thinks she should make any statements about such an intricate therapeutic system as homeopathy without it.
Homeopathy is not a belief system, as Dr. Henry claims, but a very complex and scientifically substantiated medical system which has been in use for over 200 years.
Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine, first developed by the German physician Samuel Hahnemann in 1796. It is based on the similarity principle, which states that a substance that can cause symptoms in a healthy organism can be used to treat similar symptoms in a sick one if the substance is prepared in a homeopathic form by sequential dilution and agitation. The final products contains either only very small amounts of the original substance, or in any potency past the 12CH, none of them.
The appropriate homeopathic medicinal product aims to stimulate the body’s inherent forces of self-recovery. There are more than 7000 individual homeopathic remedies available at this time, made from plant, mineral and animal substances. Remedies are prescribed on a very individualized basis.
Homeopathy is recognized by the World Health Organization as the second largest system of medicine in the world. It is estimated that 500 million people use homeopathy in more than 80 countries, and that 1 in 12 use homeopathy worldwide.
Conventional medicine also uses highly diluted substances for therapeutic and preventative purposes, including vaccines and allergy desensitization products.
The usual argument against homeopathy offered by skeptics is that there is nothing in homeopathic remedies and that therefor they can at best be placebo and at worst a waste of money.
Dr. Henry’s expressed concerns about the safety of homeopathy, whether of Lyssinum or any other remedy, are therefore completely unfounded and entirely misleading of the public, as well as just plain illogical, how can homeopathy be just a belief system on the one hand and somehow a horrible threat to human health due to toxicity on the other?
How can Dr. Henry she be giving independent advice to Ministers and other public health officials if she clearly holds such biased and uninformed views?
Homeopathy is well-documented scientifically. There are hundreds of published studies documenting homeopathy’s effectiveness in not only human beings, but also plants, animals, bacteria and tissue cultures, https://www.drzimmermann.org/homeopathy-clinical-research-studies.html.
Homeopathy around the world
Recently, some German politicians sought to stop governmental reimbursement for homeopathic treatment. Much to the surprise of these politicians, however, the German Medical Association has announced its support for homeopathy and for reimbursement for homeopathic care.
92% of doctors working with top German soccer teams prescribe homeopathic medicines for the players.
According to Deutsche Welle (a leading mainstream news source in Germany), 92% of doctors who work for the national German soccer team and the top two German football leagues (Bundesliga 1 and 2) use homeopathic remedies to keep their players healthy and fit. The lead researcher, Peter Billigmann, when interviewed by popular German magazine, Der Spiegel, said, “The success stories are impressive…homeopathic substances don’t have any side effects, and we’re on the safe side where doping is concerned.”
certain complementary and alternative medicines, including homeopathic medicine, while commissioning an extensive study on these treatments, called the Health Technology Assessment, to determine if they were effective and cost-effective.
Ultimately, a report on homeopathic medicine was released and subsequently published in book form in English titled Homeopathy in Healthcare, Effectiveness, Appropriateness, Safety, Costs, Bornhoft and Matthiessen, 2011, https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783642206375#aboutBook.
This breakthrough report affirmed that homeopathic treatment is both effective and cost-effective and that homeopathic treatment should be reimbursed by Switzerland’s national health insurance program.
This report evaluated systematic reviews and meta-analyses, outcome studies, and epidemiological research, as well as cost analyses. This is where things get very interesting, as homeopathy was found to be more cost-effective than conventional medicine.
Drawing cost data of participating physicians from Swiss health insurers, this review included all expenditures covered from consultation costs (diagnostic and therapeutic procedures), costs for medication (directly dispensed or prescriptions), costs for external laboratory analyses, and costs for physiotherapy.
Cost savings with homeopathy
The Swiss report found that total practice costs for physicians who specialized in homeopathic medicine had an overall 15.4 percent reduction in overall health care costs associated with their practice, as compared with physicians who practiced conventional medicine as well as those physicians who practice other “complementary and alternative medicine” treatments (but not homeopathic medicine). The significant reduction in health care costs from homeopathic treatment represents a potential savings in hundreds of millions of dollars or more in many countries.
As health care costs are rising annually in BC, should our PHO not be interested in advising the public and government of the fact that homeopathy has been proven to reduce costs compared to conventional medications?
Further, six out of seven controlled studies discussed in the report that compared homeopathic treatment with conventional medical treatment showed homeopathy to be more effective than conventional medical interventions (the one other trial found homeopathic treatment to be equivalent to conventional medical treatment). All of these results from homeopathic treatment came without the side effects common to conventional drug treatment.
In evaluating only the randomized placebo controlled trials, 12 out of 16 studies showed a positive result in favor of homeopathy.
This significant 15 percent saving from homeopathic care was confirmed by an independent Dutch study that analyzed claims from a major health insurer which also found a 15 percent reduction in health care costs associated with alternative medical care by physicians who were trained in homeopathic medicine, acupuncture, or anthroposophical medicine (Kooreman, Baars, 2011). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21695547.
The health economists who conducted this research concluded that the lower costs resulted from fewer hospital stays and fewer expensive prescription drugs. It is of further importance to note that the authors also found that patients who go to physicians who practice complementary and alternative medicine live longer lives.
The authors wrote: “Since the differences are obtained while controlling for confounders including neighborhood specific fixed effects at a highly detailed level, the lower costs and longer lives are unlikely to be related to differences in socioeconomic status.”
The Swiss government’s report on homeopathy also referenced numerous studies that evaluated the cost-effectiveness of homeopathic vs. conventional medical care for people suffering from specific health problems, including female fertility, rheumatoid arthritis, otitis media, respiratory allergies, and dyspepsia.
Of special significance was the truly substantial difference between the costs of homeopathic treatment of women experiencing fertility problems as compared with women seeking conventional medical care.
A study of children with upper respiratory tract infections found that children who received homeopathic treatment had fewer recurrences and lower antibiotic consumption than children using conventional treatment.
Reduced need for pharmaceutical drugs
Further, an economic assessment of 569 patients with rheumatic disorders found that 29 percent could stop taking their conventional medications, 33 percent could reduce their dependence on drugs, and only 6 percent chose to increase their medication once homeopathic treatment began.
Note to BC: This would certainly save health care costs both for the government and individuals as well as health insurance companies.
A report from the German government was also cited in this Swiss study because it compared hospitalization rates of female patients who sought care from conventional physicians as compared with those females who were treated by homeopathic physicians. This study found that female patients were six times more likely to be hospitalized from conventional physicians as from homeopathic physicians.
Fewer sick days
In addition to reduced health care costs from homeopathic treatment, the report also noted reductions in various indirect costs, including some studies showing reduced days off from sickness in those patients under homeopathic care.
The Swiss report further discovered that patients reported better quality of the patient-physician relationship and fewer adverse side effects with physicians who practiced complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), thus, leading the report to conclude higher cost-effectiveness for this type of medical practices.
This study also discovered that patients who sought treatment from a conventional doctor had almost four times as many serious side effects as those who sought homeopathic treatment.
Why, in this day and age, would a country like Canada and a province like BC not want to follow suit and widely embrace and promote homeopathy instead of having its PHO dismiss and malign it? Please, Mr. Dix, in your reply, answer this question for me.
Further, 43% of ALL health and medical professionals in France prescribe homeopathic medicines for their patients.
In approximately half of the instances in which a homeopathic medicine was prescribed, a conventional drug was also prescribed. This statistic therefore means that approximately half of the times a homeopathic medicine was prescribed, the health and medical professional believed that homeopathic treatment alone was sufficient and the patient did not require a conventional drug.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has deemed France to have the best health care in the world, and obviously, the consistent and persistent use of homeopathic medicines by medical professionals and by the general public help to contribute to the health of the population of France.
The RLHIM) is the largest public-sector provider of integrated medicine in Europe. It offers an innovative, patient-centred service integrating the best of conventional and complementary treatments for a wide range of conditions.
The Queen is doing very well for a 92-year-old.
The entire Royal Family are strong supporters of homeopathy. People like that can use any medicine money can buy, but they choose homeopathy.
The UK still has a long history of public support of homeopathy and still has four conventional public hospitals which employ homeopathic consultations, although reimbursement for homeopathic remedies was changed recently. Private insurance companies or the individual are now paying for the actual remedies, which are very inexpensive http://www.the-hma.org/uk-homeopathic-hospitals.html.
The change in reimbursement for the remedies has been the result of pressure by skeptics groups, who have campaigned against the public funding of homeopathy.
Homoeopathy was established. Uniform Education in Homoeopathy was enforced by the Indian government in 1983.
A separate Department of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy (ISM&H) was set up in 1995 to ensure the optimal development and propagation of traditional systems of health care. The Department of ISM&H was re-named as the Department of AYUSH (an acronym for - Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Homoeopathy) in November 2003.
On 9th November, 2014, first time the Department of AYUSH was formed as a separate Ministry; known as Ministry of AYUSH.
A large number of hospitals, teaching institutions and registered practitioners are under the Ministry of AYUSH.
According to recent statistics, there are 3,360 hospitals with 68,155 beds, 21,765 dispensaries, 485 colleges and 725,568 practitioners under AYUSH in India.
At present, homeopathy is the third most popular method of medical treatment in India, after allopathy and ayurveda. There are over 200,000 registered homeopathic doctors, with around 12,000 more joining the profession every year.
According to the Lancet, about 10% of the population of India, approximately 100 million people, depend SOLELY on homeopathy for their health care.
According to a AC Nielsen survey in India, 62% of current homeopathy users have never even tried conventional medicines, and 82% of homeopathy users would not switch to conventional treatments. These people use homeopathic medicines alone in the treatment of many acute and chronic infectious diseases, serious pain syndromes, diverse emotional and mental illnesses, cancers, and heart diseases.
India also uses homeopathy for the prevention of disease in the form of homeoprophylaxis (HP). India has employed HP effectively for cholera, H1N1 influenza, conjunctivitis, chickenpox and dengue fever and chikungunya.
Researchers at the Government Homoeopathic Medical College in Thiruvananthapuram (the capital of the state of Kerala) surveyed families during threatened dengue and chikungunya epidemics from 2003–2006 to assess the protection provided by HP.
Of one thousand and five families surveyed in 2003, almost nine in ten took HP for prevention of dengue; of those taking HP, only 14 percent (123/869) went on to contract dengue. In a follow-up study in 2006 of the prophylactic efficacy of HP for chikungunya, the college found a comparable 82 percent efficacy.
India also conducted the largest study in the world to date using homeoprophylaxis. This study was conducted between 1999 and 2004 for the prevention of Japanese Encephalitis and involved 20 million children from Andra Pradesh.
Within 5 years of administering a yearly homeoprophylaxis regimen to all of these 20 million children, deaths declined from approximately nearly 1000 per year to zero within five years and the incidence rate subsequently also declined to zero, please see chart below.
(Bracho G, Vareal E, et al, Large-scale application of highly-diluted bacteria for Leptospirosis epidemic control, Homeopathy. 2010 Jul;99(3):156-66. doi: 10.1016/j.homp.2010.05.009.) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20674839
The remedy was made from four different strains of Leptospirosis bacteria and administered orally to 2.3 million in endemic provinces.
“After the homeoprophylactic intervention a significant decrease of the disease incidence was observed in the intervention regions. No such modifications were observed in non-intervention regions. In the intervention region the incidence of Leptospirosis fell below the historic median. This observation was independent of rainfall.”
The authors concluded: “The homeoprophylactic approach was associated with a large reduction of disease incidence and control of the epidemic. The results suggest the use of HP as a feasible tool for epidemic control, further research is warranted.”
Concerns about homeopathic remedies made from a serious, lethal infection
Dr. Bonnie Henry stated:
"It's hard for me to believe as a physician that anything that was made from a very serious lethal infection … would have any therapeutic benefit.”
Dr. Henry is a staunch advocate of vaccination as we all know. Now, the last time I checked, vaccines were still made from substances that can cause very serious, lethal infections, including polio, pertussis, meningitis and rabies among them.
The rabies vaccine can be given prophylactically as well as post-exposure, which could be considered at least semi-therapeutic if one wanted to be very specific and did not want to consider the prevention of disease therapeutic. Said vaccine contains the actual killed virus, likely hundreds if not thousands of viral particles per dose, plus various chemicals and heavy metals in most cases. All vaccines made from pathogens contain the weakened or dead pathogen or parts of it.
The homeopathic remedy which I gave to the child in question was indeed made from the saliva of a rabid dog, but it did not contain any viral particles whatsoever. No molecules of saliva either, if you must know.
So in Dr. Henry’s educated opinion then it seems appropriate to inject substances containing very serious, lethal, infectious agents directly into the blood stream of children and adults in BC, but to give a homeopathic remedy made from the same disease, not containing any of the original pathogens and administered orally, is somehow dangerous and incomprehensible?
Could we not do better for a top public health doctor? Does this constitute logical thinking? Not a good indicator of problem-solving either as she could have done something as simple as call the BC Homeopathic Association, the Naturopathic College or, heaven forbid, my office to ask me, the person directly involved, about the topic in question before embarrassing BC on the world scene by making such uneducated public statements.
The use of homeopathy for the treatment of behavioural disorders
"I also have concerns that this would be used for treating what sounds very much like a behavioural issue in a young child."
"I have concerns that parents may want this type of treatment for their children, and delay accessing real treatments that may help them for some very severe conditions," she said.
The child in question in fact presented with a behavioural issue, which was successfully resolved with the homeopathic remedy I prescribed. A few doses of 2 pellets each over several months did the job. Cost of the actual remedy? Pennies.
Behavioural issues or disorders are usually very manageable with homeopathy. I have seen hundreds of children with a wide variety of behavioural disorders over the past 27 years. Most naturopaths and homeopaths see children with behavioural disorders, it’s not uncommon at all.
Meanwhile children as young as two are now routinely prescribed stimulants, antidepressants and even antipsychotics in conventional practice. The number of children being started on antipsychotics, for example, has increased exponentially, with prescriptions increasing 18-fold in BC alone between 1996 and 2011. In addition, across Canada, prescription rose 114% between 2005-2009 alone. https://www.pressreader.com/canada/vancouver-sun/20170717/281496456333997
By 2013, Health Canada had already received 17 fatality reports and 73 reports of ‘cardio-metabolic’ reactions in children causing dramatic weight gain, high blood pressure and sugar abnormalities.
Good stuff, why would any parent NOT want this wonderful medicine for their child, pray tell?
There is now an entire clinic at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver just dedicated to treating children who suffer side effects from antipsychotics, including diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity, called the Provincial Mental Health Metabolic Program. Just take a look at this pretty brochure http://www.bcchildrens.ca/mental-health-services-site/Documents/Metabolic%20Program%20Brochure.pdf.
The clinic is staffed with a Child Psychiatrist, Pediatric Endocrinologist, Dietitian, Physiotherapist and Nurse Practitioner. Instead of treating these children with homeopathy and nutrition, they are given potent antipsychotic drugs which lead to serious and potentially life-changing side effects which require more public resources to address. Is this good medicine?
I suppose Dr. Henry would prefer to see children on these potent drugs with a high risk of serious and potentially fatal side effects rather than have them take a homeopathic remedy which is completely safe and entirely free of side effects and which also addresses the underlying cause of the problem rather than just masking the symptom. In the case in question for example, my patient had experienced a personality and behavioural change after being bitten by a dog. It took me all of 15 minutes to figure out what happened and to select the correct remedy. A few questions and that was it. Case solved and possibly permanently too.
There can be many causes for behavioural problems in children, the good clinician tries to identify them and treat accordingly, which is what I did and what every physician and especially pediatrician should and could do rather than just giving the latest darling of the pharmaceutical industry; they just need proper training in homeopathy.
But Dr. Henry went on record to distort the truth and to discourage parents from seeking out a natural alternative that does not cause diabetes or heart disease in their toddler. She also seems to think that parents are not intelligent enough to change approach if any treatment, natural or drugs, doesn't work.
Most children I have cared for have already had other treatments, whether they were medications or behavioural interventions. Homeopathic practitioners are often the last resort, not the first, unfortunately, and then the child has to be treated for the accumulation of side effects of their conventional treatment in addition to the original problem.
Other Research and Topics in Homeopathy Relevant to BC
I want to mention just two other areas where homeopathy could greatly alleviate burdens on the health care system in BC. There are many other areas for which homeopathy could be useful in and save billions of health care dollars, including trauma and emergency medicine and Intensive Care Units, generally assumed to be bastions of modern medicine, but I am trying not to write an entire book here.
Please, for anyone reading this, feel free to contact me, I have many resources that I’m happy to share.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Those with weakened immune systems and chronic illnesses are more susceptible to developing an infection.
MRSA is a serious problem in BC as the Health Care Associated Infections Surveillance Report with published by the Provincial Infection Control Network of BC published in March of this year clearly demonstrates:
Between March of 2017 and March of 2018 2,134 new cases were identified in BC, 969 of which were associated with the reporting facility, causing a total of 2,060,870 inpatient days. More than 2 million days that we, the taxpayers paid for, as a result of the staph bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics!
I would say that this constitutes a significant burden on the system in all regards.
Conventional prevention focuses on hygiene and sanitation as infection control measures, which of course are excellent and necessary practices, but obviously not enough. Resistance to antibiotics is a major public health concern worldwide – and also one created by conventional medicine.
New treatment options are needed and homeopathy is one potential such option. A recent in-vitro study done in Brazil examined the effect of a homeopathic preparation of Belladonna and a nosode prepared from a multi-drug resistant strain of MRSA on the same bacteria. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28325220.
The researchers assessed in vitro bacterial growth and also in vitro bacterial growth with the added oxacillin. All values were compared to control: 30% alcohol and water.
Results showed that in vitro growth of MRSA was statistically significantly inhibited in the presence of Bell 6CH and nosode 30CH compared to controls (p < 0.0001); and with combination of Bell 6C and nosode 30CH and oxacillin.
The researchers concluded that cultures of MRSA treated with Belladonna or MRSA nosode exhibited reduced growth in vitro, reduced enzymatic activity and became more vulnerable to the action of the antibiotic oxacillin.
I’d say a homeopathic remedy made from MRSA and a little Belladonna to have on hand for such infections in our hospitals and other care facilities would make sense, or at least to conduct a study. The remedies are inexpensive and very safe, so why not use them?
This published case report may also be of interest. It’s only one person, but it is hopeful https://www.explorejournal.com/article/S1550-8307(09)00280-8/fulltext.
The residents of BC deserve to have access to all options that can help to prevent and treat MRSA and we deserve to have a PHO that works for the people, not for the pharmaceutical industry.
The Opioid Crisis
Arnica is a well-known homeopathic remedy for traumatic injuries, including surgery. Research has been done as this review of 59 published studies on Arnica demonstrates: Effectiveness and Safety of Arnica Montana in Post-Surgical Setting, Pain and Inflammation: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/f2df/aa69e0b6c2c6ecda36c3ed48b9d9289d4fa0.pdf
The results could be far better if higher potencies and more frequent repetition of the Arnica were used and if a couple of other trauma remedies, notably Hypericum and Staphysagria, were added.
My own experience using homeopathic Arnica, Hypericum and Staphysagria in 200CH and 1M potency every few minutes after surgery, both for myself and numerous patients, starting in the recovery room, has shown that this approach can dramatically reduce or even eliminate the use of opioid or any other painkillers.
I have personally undergone several surgeries without the use of any opioids, and hardly any other painkillers, including a bilateral mastectomy and immediate reconstruction as a result of stage 3 breast cancer.
I only needed 2 Tylenols at the end of the first day after a 4-hour surgery, to manage pain, thanks to the homeopathic treatment.
The PHO should advise the Ministers on any and all possibilities to reduce the death toll in this crisis and a good place to start is to not get people addicted to these drugs in the first place.
Again, by failing to consider and promote homeopathy as an effective and cost-effective treatment, Dr. Henry is failing in her role as PHO in several areas.
I would like to I strongly support your ministry taking the suggested steps as outlined in Mr. Kuntz’s letter, most urgently. In order to rectify these failures and indiscretions by the PHO, I call for the following actions including:
Anke Zimmermann, BSc, FCAH
Premier John Horgan - firstname.lastname@example.org
MLAs of BC
Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture - email@example.com
Dr. Bonnie Henry, PHO - firstname.lastname@example.org
College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC – email@example.com
College of Chiropractors of BC – firstname.lastname@example.org
Health Action Network Society - email@example.com
Vaccine Choice Canada - firstname.lastname@example.org
BC Association of Homeopaths email@example.com
Westcoast Homeopathic Society firstname.lastname@example.org
Canadian Society of Homeopaths email@example.com
Canadian Clinicians for Therapeutic Nutrition (CCTN)
Barbra Allen Bradshaw, Co-founder - firstname.lastname@example.org
Weston A. Price Foundation – email@example.com
Provincial Health Officer in the media
B.C. health official voices 'grave concerns' after child given homeopathic remedy using rabid-dog saliva
Homeopathy for autism 'certainly not based on science,' B.C. health official says
Health Canada investigating use of unlicensed homeopathic remedy made from rabid dog saliva
With gratitude to Dana Ullman, MPH, CCH, who gave me a lot of good information and even allowed me to quote from several of his articles, I encourage you to read his many excellent blogs and his books
Anke Zimmermann, BSc, FCAH
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