Aug 262012
 

I think Canada study brings up a great question because in hindsight are interferons even a rational treatment? What are the interferons treating? Interferons are not the best understood thing in the body, but importantly they are already made in the body. Why when we are already making interferon b1a do we want to inject more? And if I recall it made out of Chinese hamster ovary cells. I was never checked to see if my interferon levels were low and needed boosting with a shot. Furthermore, in the body interferon is made as needed as an immune response to viruses, etc. Is the contention with taking the interferons that I have an infection that they will fixed. I certainly know the injections certainly never kept me from getting sick with other “infections.” Continue reading »

Aug 252012
 

Hardy any time passes before I see an article about someone signing up for a CCSVI trial or another trial proves it does not work. I was looking at my original objection to CCSVI today and was shocked that it has been three years. I am not surprised that the treatment is not working. How long will it take before they give this dead horse a break. The one thing I am very pleased with about CCSVI is that it was a new thought to MS. We need a lot more fresh thought brought in if any progress is going to be made. I give kudos to those willing to do the trial, but I think this one has run its course.

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Aug 242012
 

That time of year for another neurologist visit. You would think it would be boring since all I am treating is my seizures. Since I have not had any seizures the medicine is working and I should just be in and out. That was not the case. I am not interested in treating MS at this time but the neurologist take is upon himself to do some neurological tests, etc., maybe so I get my moneys worth. 😉 Continue reading »

Aug 202012
 

After years of not getting any comments or emails about Mannatech or Ambrotose I got an email a few weeks ago. Rather than a sales pitch it was a take down notice on some of my posts. That is a fist. Of course I never advocated the use of the products so the emails are SPAM or script junk. If they are scripts searching the web I would have also have expected Mannatech’s Ambrotose Saved My Soul to be included in the take down notice. 😉 Against my better judgment I replied to two of these emails with no response. No doubt I will continue to get these junk emails.

For a product that could supposedly cure everything Ambrotose certainty came at a great price. Of souse they can not legally say that which had to hurt sales. What does the product do other than cure everything? Furthermore, while I am not going to take their product because I think it is junk feel free to give it a try. I do not think it will hurt you.

Transcript of the email below.


8/1/12
From: jbishop@mannatech.com
CC: mannatech_enforce@opsecsecurity.com

Subject: Cease and Desist

RE: Impermissible Use of Health Claims Attributed to Mannatech Products
http://blog.thesmithlife.com/?p=254
http://blog.thesmithlife.com/?p=340
http://blog.thesmithlife.com/?p=563

Mannatech, Incorporated (“Mannatech”) routinely reviews the internet to insure our products are being properly represented to the public. Health claims which go beyond the specific claims approved for Mannatech products and/or claims which state, suggest or imply Mannatech products cure, treat, mitigate or prevent disease are against Mannatech policies.

Your website (identified above) contains statements which are contrary to Mannatech”s policies. You are hereby requested to immediately remove from your website any statement which (i) states, suggests or implies Mannatech nutritional products prevent, treat or cure disease, (ii) states, suggests or implies Mannatech nutritional products are a substitute for a doctor”s standard of care, and/or (iii) otherwise violates Mannatech”s Associate Policies & Procedures.

If you have any concerns or questions relating to the issue raised herein please contact the undersigned at jbishop@mannatech.com. We further request that you contact the undersigned within five (5) business days from the receipt of this letter to (i) confirm the offending statements/representations have been removed from the website and (ii) confirm you will refrain from making such representations in connection with Mannatech nutritional products in the future.

The removal of this type of impermissible information from the internet is of great importance to protect Mannatech”s right to conduct business. Mannatech is prepared, if necessary, to take legal action to secure your immediate compliance with this demand, including litigation seeking injunctive relief, damages and attorney fees as allowed under Texas law. It is our hope, however, that you now fully appreciate our concerns and will take prompt action to avoid escalating the matter further.

We thank you in advance for your immediate attention and cooperation, and again stress the importance of complying with our demand and contacting the undersigned as requested herein.

Respectfully,

The Mannatech Legal, Ethics and Compliance Department

Note: Nothing contained in this letter shall be construed as a waiver of any rights Mannatech, Incorporated has at law or in equity, all of which are expressly reserved.