Noticed I didn’t use the word “doctor” because I reserve that title for those in the field who practice legitimately. You are a quack of the worse kind: self-serving. At first I thought you were just perhaps slightly brain-damaged from the stroke you suffered at an early age or perhaps you have had some recent undiagnosed damage. Sadly, that isn’t the case. You are just a quack.
The first couple of days I struggled with your absolutely false information forced upon us. You stated that within ten years of diagnosed all MS patients would either be disabled or dead. And that current MS meds were useless. I’m not sure why you would state that because sitting in your audience were three MS patients who were at the 10 year mark or more and yet only one of them used a cane and had never used the disease modifying drugs. Who knew what a difference d-m-d would have had on her. But you were absolutely certain you could cure MS with diet. I find your statements completely insane and misleading. You are a quack.
For 10 days I listened to your non-sense. For 10 days I plotted my escape. I tried to show enough respect to not detract for those kind people present who wanted desperately to feel better. For their sake I sat on my hands and said nothing. I am ashamed of myself, but I believed I wasn’t there to disrupt the hope of others. They are truly sick people who want something more for themselves and they paid (way too much) to hear your garbage. So I sat quietly. But make no mistake about it: I do not agree with you. You are a quack.
As you maligned the entire field of doctors as being owned by the pharmaceutical companies (and many of my dear friends are doctors) I winced and remained silent. You are entitled to your opinion. You claimed some of the doctors have even taken to pushing supplement lines on their patients. You discredit all the greedy doctors who try to convince unsuspecting patients of the merits of pills they don’t need. You are so much better than them. You would never profit from someone else’s poor health. Well, except for the diet books and food products you market. Yeah, I didn’t forget about that. But you are going to cure the world with your food (order form attached).
Here’s the bottom line: you should count your lucky stars I made it into the control group because I promise you I would have quit the study on Monday if I had to spend one year of my life eating your diet for your sake. I have no faith in anything you state as fact when I know you are a liar for something as well known as the disease progression in MS. Anyone can google it and find out that you erroneously state facts to support you own greed: sell books, sell products. You would have wasted nearly $20k on me.
My opinion is that OHSU should not be conducting any studies for you or lending any credibility to you. You are a quack. I plan on letting Dr. Bourdette and his MS clinic know that I am very disappointed they allowed MS patients anywhere near you. This definitely shines a dim light on them and they should sever all ties with you or risk their own reputation. You are a quack.
So you got 10 days of my life and I learned a valuable lesson about greedy, ignorant professionals. From the bottom of my heart I ask that you stop infecting innocent patients with your garbage. If you can’t just preach to the value of a vegan diet (and leave it at that) then please retire and stop practicing this type of medicine. Closing down your “health and medical center” should be simple: just turn in the hotel key card at the front desk. (Yes, I thought that was a joke as well. Nice job trying to put lipstick on a pig.)