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, a virtual fountain of information on nutrition and health, is rarely if
ever stumped by questions from the lay community. If she doesn't know about
a particular question or issue, I'm sure she would be the first to admit
it, but to test this hypothesis we have the increasingly difficult task of
finding something related to health that she doesn't know about.
Aija's combination of gentle, yet firm, conviction in the phenomenal potential
of nutrition in combating disease, solidified through her many years of practical
experience in helping people, is contagious. One really cannot open a dialogue
with Aija without risking exposure to her particularly infectious ideas concerning
Grant, M.D., is classically trained as a physician, but devotes much
of her time to helping those suffering from drug addiction. Unlike many programs
that report an increased dependency with time upon drugs, such as methadone,
her program reportedly is more than palliative, no doubt due to her long hours
of dedicated effort in helping as many people as possible as much as possible.
Dr. Grant is likely to shock
others, as she has me, with her unique convictions about conventional allopathic
practices and her guarded willingness to participate in same. Her education
clearly did not end when she finished residency and internship, nor is this
student of life and health likely to ever cease to improve her rationally
balanced approaches to conventional treatments, nutrition, and toxicology.
Despite her training and education, Dr. Grant has an uncanny knack for putting
into lay terms what we all know instinctively to be true about our health.
Perhaps more than anyone else on our Board, the phrase "My KARma ran over
my DOGma" applies to Sylvia.
J A. Dunn,
B.S., D.C. needed no introduction when Aija Thacher was presented to
her as co-candidate for expanding the Board of Directors for VitaleTherapeutics,
Inc.; Dr. J remembered Aija, who had helped her many years ago so profoundly
that J's focus in life and career was changed to one more finely attuned
to nutrition and the healing instincts in us all.
J's approach to better health,
though tempered by a firm foundation in science and biochemistry, explores
every reasonable avenue to individually maximize the health of those who
avail themselves of her healing arts. The relationship between "healing instincts"
and the scientifically recognized "placebo effect" was never lost on J. She
had been instinctively exploiting this phenomenon long before the subject
was ever broached to her. Unfortunately, loss of the scientifically documented
"positive placebo effect" is often compounded by an equally detrimental and
often inseparable "negative placebo effect", especially when a callous remark
of a less enlightened health practitioner takes away hope. In contrast, J's
blend of the ethereal, the instinctive, the supportive, and the practical---together
with the scientifically documented and more conventional nutritional, chiropractic,
and toxicological approaches---covers a broad spectrum of healing arts.
FOUNDER, DIRECTOR AND PRESIDENT
is the principal inventor of the vitaletheine modulators, the most potent,
chemically-defined immune stimulants ever described. These compounds effectively treat mice with melanoma or myeloma
for entire life-spans. There are also some indications of responses in breast
cancer models, and vitalethine has been shown to stimulate immune responses
in murine AIDS models. Other biological activities have been described in
back-to-back papers in the November 1, 1994, issue of CANCER RESEARCH.
FORMER DIRECTOR and SECRETARY
Anthony B. Jeffries, Esquire,
was instrumental in overcoming legal obstacles to the formation of our non-profit.
He is also the incorporating agent for this organization. Mr. Jeffries has
resigned as board member to better serve the organization and to minimize
his insurance costs for legal liability.
FORMER DIRECTOR, EXPERT IN IMMUNITY & NUTRITION
Dr. Ronald R.
Watson is a well-known expert on nutrition and disease with a long record
of service to the medical, nutritional, and lay community. His Curriculum
Vitae is anything but Brevi, and it is regretable that it was never condensed
to a manageable size during his service to our organization.
Dr. Watson is editor of a book
by the CRC entitled "Nutition and Foods in AIDS" (ISBN 0-8493-8561-X) published
by CRC Press (Boca Raton, Boston, London, New York, Washington, D.C., 1998).
This authoritative guide to immunity and nutrition contains many insights
into factors capable of strengthening and sparing the immune system in its
fight against disease.
Citing concerns about the litigious
environment in New Mexico, Dr. Watson also has resigned from the Board of
Directors. We appreciate Dr. Watson's efforts to help get our organization
started, and we look forward to continued collaborative scientific efforts
with him, as permitted by his association with the University of Arizona
in Tucson, Arizona.
It is a sad day when litigation,
and threats of same, chill legitimate scientific collaborations, thereby
promoting the unscrupulous activities of others who would misinform the general
public for private profit. VitaleTherapeutics, Inc. salutes the courage of
any scientist, health practitioner, or lay person who strives to dispel the
myths and false dogma of health and medicine through legitimate research and
education, since the truth derived from these efforts can only elevate the
health and well-being of us all.