Gary Null Ph.D.
Healing is about education and knowledge...
Gary Null, Ph.D., is a leader in Natural Health and Avocate for
living through quality food and good environment. But take a moment and look at his photo, he is a learned scholar who practices what he educates and has a website about what he is talking about,
Your Guide to Natural Living".
Would you be surprised to learn that both these men are about the same age. Yet they are medically on two different ends of the health spectrum. I first heard Dr. Null from radio from my friend Bernie Sonnefeld, an avocate for
vegetarian living and animal rights activist. Then I read his books and saw him on Public Television. He is in his seventies and looks fabulous and always amazes me by his energy and luster for life.
I learned to live better and to practice Ayurveda and Naturopathy because of health problems. Scoliosis as a child, mal-nutrition, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, and then in my early thirties complete collapse. The doctors could find no cause and recommended ulcer medications and antidepressants, which for people who know me, I am not a depressed person.
Again, I give credit to my dear friend Bernie Sonnefeld for starting my path to health and wellness by passing on a phone number to a lady who had beat cancer through the use of herbs. Anyway, 16 years later I am in the best health I have ever been in, and teach yoga therapy, practice Ayurveda and Naturopathy. I am a true believer that there is a better way to live and a better way to eat. And it doesn't have to cost alot of money to make the changes. It just takes some changing and education which means health is there for everyone who seeks it.
Dr. Gary Null is one great looking guy even if he is in his seventies.
Stephen Barrett M.D.
Stephen Barrett, M.D. has his Medical degree in Psychiatry, and according to his own website, has never been granted a license to practice. He is the producer of a website
Your guide to Quackery"
I have never met or heard of Dr. Stephen Barrett, but it was brought to my attention by a lovely friend who had asked me for a consultation and I recommended a "Hair Analysis" by a renown laboratory that I have been using for many years. She pointed out that this test was listed on quackwatch.org and that it stated that the "Hair analysis is worthless for assessing the body's nutritional status or serving as a nasis for dietary or supplement recommendations. Should you encounter a practitioner who claims otherwise, run
for the nearest exit!"*
Needless to say this knocked the wind out of my sails to see something that I felt had a very powerful result being called Quackery, especially since I had just been offered a position at a large Hospital in Nebraska, which I turned down to stay and practice independently. But after a sleepless night and a strong defense, I called together some professionals in other areas of expertise and together we did a lot of searches on Quackwatch.org. We found that the majority of blood tests,
urine tests, and saliva tests that are performed at the Medical Centers in Montana and Colorado were listed on Quackwatch.org. We also found that the top M.D.'s who have written alternative treatments through diet were also listed on Quatchwatch
including Dr. Null and the famous Dr. Weil. Ouch! And that mass spec, which is used for the hair analysis test, is one of the most important organic chemistry equipment testing machines in pharmaceutical companies worldwide. "Hair Analysis" is even used in drug testing by pharmaceuticals for many of
it's blind studies. My suggestion to the person who is a believer in Quackwatch.org that it would be better to follow your primary care specialists advice and request a regular blood screening and then see a Registered Dietician. This is the traditional course to follow.
But isn't it interesting that two men, the same generation, on opposite sides of the health spectrum look so different. I personally want whatever Dr. Null is doing to be the choice for me, for the old saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words" seems to reveal some interesting evidence.
Dr. Dennie Dorall
M.D.N.D. D.W.H.H., D.H.M., E-R.Y.T., I.A.Y.T. & Ayurvedic Practitioner