By Anne Dachel
This past May at Autism One in Chicago, I attended a packed luncheon with lots of autism parents. One of the speakers was Toni Bark, MD. She was very impressive. Her talk was a pointed attack on what I refer to as the pharma-medical complex which now controls government and our health care.
Dr. Bark practices family medicine in Chicago and she's a homeopath. Every time I hear about a doctor like her, it gives me hope. Regarding the issues close to us, she is an incredible voice speaking out about the dangers of an unchecked, unsafe vaccination schedule.Vaccination and Autoimmunity, is There a Link?
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Her blog is called The Center for Disease Prevention and Reversal
I also found this story from Feb 2013, where Dr. Bark posted a number of damning comments about the ignorance of doctors and the lack of oversight when it comes to vaccination. It was on a local story from Deerfield, IL.
Doctors like Toni Bark are rare. Most physicians never deviate from the standard mantra, VACCINES ARE SAFE, VACCINES SAVE LIVES. They risk huge reprisals if they dare to challenge official denials. Because they are ignorant, afraid, conflicted, or just lazy, most doctors keep their months closed and their eyes shut.
Not so for Dr. Bark. She's not going to stop talking about what's happening and I'm very grateful for her work. I recently spoke with Dr. Bark about what she said at Autism One. She described herself as "an outraged academic" because of the rampant corruption and malfeasance in our health care system. There is no "whistle blower" protection for those who want to speak out about what's happening. Pharmaceutical money dictates what legislators will do.
The following links are to parts of my interview with Dr. Bark:
The most important point in this first segment
is Bark's charge that the claim, "studies show no link," is fraudulent. She makes it clear that they've never done any study that would scientifically prove there's no association between vaccines and autism. They've never compared vaccinated and unvaccinated kids.
Dr. Bark also told me, "There's no wiggle room.... You have to meet the definition to make that claim....They didn't look at the unexposed, so they can't make a claim about attributable rate of autism to vaccines. You can't attribute zero autism to vaccines because you didn't look at the rate of autism to the non-vaccinated. You just can't make that claim. It violates a very basic rule of public health statistics."
Dr. Bark explained to me how she practices medicine as a homeopath. Her attention to the total health of a patient is incredible. She said, "No two patients are ever alike." She typically spends two hours on an initial visit with a patient.
On this video segment
she addresses Dr. Paul Offit's latest attack on alternative medicine. According to Dr. Bark, it's the prescription and over-the-counter drugs along with unregulated practices that are truly killing people.
She also told me, "Doctors do all kinds of surgical procedures even though there are no controlled studies."
In addition, she stated, "I love that Paul Offit did this. It brought such attention to it, I think it's backfiring on him. He's not an industry outsider. He's an industry insider. He wants to sell his book. He's had the luxury of these jobs where he's paid huge amounts of money for being a spokesperson for the industry. People who didn't know who he was thought he was a good guy, he was promoting vaccines, [and then they] read his stuff and say, "Who the hell is this guy?..."
Here Dr. Bark talks about what doctors really know
. Some doctors trust the pharmaceutical industry and modern medicine religiously.
"I talk to enough doctors to know that they'll say things adamantly and when I question them, they actually don't know the research, they don't understand how the drug works, and I'll point that out to them. ...And when I point out the level of corruption, a lot of doctors are very clueless.
"Now there are plenty of doctors who are sharp, who see the corruption, who get it. ..."
Finally, Dr. Bark summaries her views
on the sorry state of health in America. She sounds an alarm about the chronic illnesses and disorders that are now rampant. Autism is just one part of a big picture of a sick society.
During our talk, she told me that "industry is very happy with having a sick society because that makes us chronic customers. ...Society is asleep. Either [people] feel like they can't change this or they're asleep and are very unaware of the absolute control that all these industries have in running our government at the state and federal level. But a lot of us aren't asleep and a lot of us are aware. ,,,
"And the Canary Party is a political party and it's great. We need to get everyone involved and say we're going to elect our own officials.... They're going to work for us, the people who are tired of being the indentured servants to the pharmaceutical industry."
"It's really beneficial that we look at all [the chronic diseases are children suffer from] under an umbrella and say these are manmade diseases."
Dr. Bark can't understand how officials deny the increase in autism. "How do officials not...admit we're in an epidemic? That makes no sense to me. ....To say that it's recognized better, then where are all the autistic adults walking around?"
It was refreshing and an energizing to talk with Dr. Bark. She knows it all and she's not going to keep quiet. Maybe, just maybe, other doctors who know what's happening will join her.
Dr. Bark is on Twitter.com @doctorsensation
(Technical assistance from John Dachel)