Functional Bracing Garmets for Veterans

I am 60 days in now as a test case for IntelliSkin. , a garment that was originally designed for athletes and now discovered to have a practical value for veterans with back injuries and osteoporosis.

This patented technology works as an intelligent second skin. It cues your body’s natural ability to support itself by the most efficient manner by improving posture and alignment.

As one who fell out of a helicopter in Vietnam and have been compromised with pain and immobility for 40 years, I am a bit stunned at how this garmet does not fully remedy these symptoms but does indeed afford a surprising freedom of mobility that I have not known. More importantly defined as a comfort of mobility.

I am instructed that the nerve endings on our skin send specific cues to the brain, resulting in tight muscles and resultant chronic pain. This garment seems to have a magical way of short circuiting these opposing under used muscles that may well be the source of the pain.  Not being skilled in the physiology of physical therapy, the most I can say is that it works. My mobility and freedom of lateral movement has been enhanced. That is all I know for now. I will report more in the next 60 days.

The Veterans Administration would be well served to expand the research with this product.

Update on Air Force C-123's and Agent Orange

Hello Mike,
What a long time since we last wrote one another. Sure, I’d appreciate the article getting broader coverage as we certainly have many of our vets in Arizona. Plus there is such attention given the boneyard and its role in destruction of the old airplanes.
I think the last coverage on our airplanes was by Dennis Wagner in 2014 when there was some attention given my presentation at the Society of Toxicology at which I challenged VA ethics. In 2012 VA made a poster presentation at that organization’s conference in which they redefined the word “exposure” in a very precise manner which excluded our agent orange exposure claims. The report I’m holding laid waste to that peculiar MVA unique redefinition of a fundamental term of science.
Be well,
   Wes

 

 

 

—–Original Message—–
From: Wes Carter <c123kcancer@gmail.com>
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Sent: Sat, Oct 22, 2016 4:35 pm
Subject: Patches & the IOM C-123 Agent Orange Report – Oct 14 2016

note: our association’s work continues on the issue of retroactive disability awards and compensation, with legal representation from the firm of Fregre-Baker Daniels

“Patches & the IOM C-123 Agent Orange Report”

Visiting the USAF Museum, Wright-Patterson AFB and home of “Patches,” our Agent Orange-contaminated C-123. 14 Oct 2016

To all post-Vietnam C-123 Veterans
: if you haven’t already, contact VA and arrange your Agent Orange Registry physical. This is a free comprehensive exam looking for any possible Agent Orange exposure medical issues and it is vital whether you have any such illnesses or not. The first friend I talk into having the physical was found to have a life-threatening heart problem, and the physical perhaps saved his life. Call VA now!I’m holding the report from the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences that convinced the VA our aircraft had been contaminated, we were exposed to Agent Orange, and we were harmed greatly by that exposure. Behind me is Patches, now decontaminated, of course.

The report summary can be downloaded free at https://www.google.com/url…
The archives at the museum revealed the evidence of testing back in 1979 and 1994 and 1996, and the evidence that USAF bioenvironmental scientists concluded the airplane was “heavily contaminated with dioxin on all test surfaces, STILL after its last spray missions in 1968 during the Vietnam War.
We started flying Patches in 1972 and were exposed to the Agent Orange residue for the next decade. Although the CDC informed VA and USAF that the aircrews and maintainers had been exposed, officials at VA continued to insist otherwise and stated VA had “an overwhelming preponderance of evidence” against any harm being done.

In 2014 it became clear, based on the IOM study and the report I’m holding, that VA’s position was based solely on its policy decision to block additional Agent Orange claims like ours. Policy, not science. Policy, not law.

The US Senate agreed. Under leadership from Senator Burr of North Carolina and Senator Merkley of Oregon the Senate blocked all VA confirmations until the C-123 issue was resolved. The national commander of the VFW testified to Congress that that full benefits for C-123 vets must be authorized,  All six major veterans organizations insisted VA act, with the Vietnam Veterans of America leading their joint efforts.

The media was behind us all the way. The first press coverage was in early 2011 in the Air Force Times where reporter Patricia Kime detailed our USAF Inspector General complaint wherein the service was asked, but refused, to notify our veterans of their potential exposures. Subsequent articles appeared in the Washington Post, Springfield RepublicanAmerican Legion Magazine, the OregonianAssociated Press, CBS News, Pittsburgh GazetteNPR All Things Considered, Boston Globe, Air Force Magazine, plus Military.Com and other Internet outlets. Air Force Times and the Springfield Republican both ran editorials insisting VA act in our behalf.

In 2009 Dr. Alvin Young, VA’s principal consultant on Agent Orange, had strongly recommended to the USAF the immediate destruction of all C-123s stored in a hazardous material quarantine section of Davis-Mothan Air Force Base because, among other reasons, our already exposed air crews and maintenance veterans might approach the VA seeking care for Agent Orange illnesses. Destruction of the aircraft would help prevent such claims, especially, as it was pointed out, if the aircraft disappeared without public attention. Preventing claims seems to of been awfully important to the VA and so many others. It seemed so important to Dr. Young because in 2011 he denigrated us as “trash haulers, freeloaders looking for a tax-free dollar from a sympathetic congressman.” The VA certainly found the right voice to help it oppose our claims – VA had found a man who holds us in contempt to help VA avoid treating our illnesses.

In 2013 Dr. Young was in the middle of his unique VA two year $600,000 no-bid sole source Agent Orange consulting contract. He urged Mr. James Sampsel at the VA Agent Orange desk to “hold the line” (his words) against our claims. For his part, Mr. Sampsel informed his VA colleagues and supervisors that all proof confirming our exposure submitted to VA by independent scientific authorities and other federal agencies (CDC, DOD, USPHS, NIH)  was merely the real “problem” for VA – proof Mr. Sampsel and others in VBA would ignore despite VA regulation VAM21-1MR and despite the Veterans Claims Assistance Act.

Dr. Terry Walters at the VHA Post-Deployment Health Section, told the Associated Press that a line had to be drawn against our claims. Hold the line, indeed!

For too many years the VA “held their line” and denied every single claim submitted by our veterans of the post-Vietnam C-123 spray aircraft. While being paid by VA Dr. Young testified before the Institute of Medicine C-123 committee against our exposure claims. He even attacked the IOM report after its publication in January 2015 using arguments similar to ones used earlier when Dow and Monsanto sponsored him. But the committee saw through that. The committee also criticized VA and USAF for routinely dismissing, ignoring or minimizing  proof of veterans’ exposures

In June 2015, the Institute of Medicine report I’m holding in the photo was acted upon by Secretary McDonald. He brought truth, science, law, and compassion into the process at last. The 2100 of us who volunteered to serve our country by flying and maintaining our aircraft willingly accepted the hazards of aviation service and now are acknowledged to have also endured hazardous toxin exposures for which the VA will now care.

As VA Secretary McDonald said to me at the White House, “We won.” He meant “We” the veteransand “We” the VA, No longer adversaries.

Let’s not let this happen again to other veterans facing toxic exposures.

 

 

 

    Wes Carter, Chair

    (971) 241-9322

Important Updates For Veterans

Here are a couple items of import to Veterans. The VA has added several ships to its list of Agent Orange exposure. Hard to imagine that these findings are released in such a piecemeal fashion over the past 40 years. The following is a list of the vessels whose crew members may qualify for health care and compensation for conditions that are linked to the exposure of Agent Orange. There are currently 344 ships on this list.

These additional vessels are known as “brown water” Navy vessels that served on the inland waters of Vietnam.

USS Sheldrake: USS Towhee: USS Okanogan:USS Chantcleer: USS Frank Know: USS James Kyes: USS General W.A Mann.

Eligibility dates have been expanded for the crew of USS Fechteler and USS Dewey. The USS Pickaway and USS Paul Revere crew may be eligible if they went ashore.

The Blue Water Navy members, those who were at sea, are still not eligible. It is known, however, that many handled the 55 gallons drums of Dioxin. The fight goes on for them.

The next update is the conclusive finding that those who served at Camp Lejeune, N.C. between 1953 and 1987 were exposed to toxic chemicals and are entitled to service-connected claims for compensation. There are 8 conditions that necessitate a diagnosis.

Kidney cancer

Liver Cancer

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Leukemia

Multiple myeloma

Schleroderma

Parkinsons Disease

Aplastic anemia or other myelodysplastic syndromes.

This is a pretty big deal, as prior to these revelations, no conditions were considered “presumptive” or eligible for a disability claim. See your local Veteran Service Officer for more detailed filing information.

It is estimated that approximately one million service members, family and civilians were exposed to hazardous materials in the drinking water. The array of chemicals were from cleaning compounds, tanks that were leaking and noted poor disposal protocols.

I am reminded of the huge lawsuit in Tucson, Arizona against Hughes Aircraft for the dumping of TCE, trichlorethylene in the water of nearby residents. What were they thinking? Hidden impunity must be the worst brand.

April 2: "Dead Doctors Don't Lie" Presented Live

Dr.Joel Wallach, author of Dead Doctors Don’t Lie, will be speaking live in La Crescenta on April 2, 2016.

These days, about 40 percent of Americans are obese, and according to Dr. Wallach it’s caused by a simple problem.

As a kid walking on his dad’s horse farm in Pennsylvania, Dr. Wallach could tell the horses weren’t getting enough nutrients. Even his dad, with a fourth grade education, knew when the animals weren’t getting enough nutrients… and then he’d give them a nutritional supplement.

Weight problems are nothing more than a nutritional disease. We know that snack companies spend money on the technology of weight gain. Lays Potato Chips brand even uses that as their motto, “Betcha can’t eat just one.”

If you take minerals, you will lose weight because you won’t have cravings. Get on a mineral program, replace a meal with a supplement, give up carbohydrates, and you’ll lose weight and take it off. If you go off the minerals you crave again.

Can you get all the nutrition you need from foods, or do you need extra vitamins? While some people swear by multi-vitamins, others say the pills go to waste.

Wallach has created a brand of products called 90 for Life, that provides the 90 essential nutrients that everyone needs, and is rapidly giving Americans a new view of health. He is uniquely trained as a medical worker for humans and animals.

Here are some facts from Dr. Wallach’s “Dead Doctors Don’t Lie:”

• The average life span of medical doctors is 56. Why would you listen to someone whose life span is 56 if you want to live to 100.

• There are at least 5 groups of people in the world whose average life span exceeds 100 years. (Find out what they all have in common). Many major disease have been eliminated in the livestock industry years ago by wimple inexpensive nutritional supplementation.

• Medical doctors kill, injure and infect 15 million patients in hospitals and clinics each year. How many people would fly on a commercial airliner if they knew that? They’re completely unimpeachable, and they don’t even get a slap on the wrist.

• There’s no health insurance for farm animals, and farmers don’t pay for a hip replacement in a bull. Vets learned how supplements can help re-grow cartilage.

• Alzheimer’s Disease and most other diseases are caused by nutrient deficiency.

• There’s not a single birth defect that is caused by a genetic problem.

• Epigenetics theory is currently being studied as a new bridge between nutrition and health

• A healthy diet? It’s now absolutely impossible to eat a diet that’s 100% healthy. It all started in 1882, when Thomas Edison pulled the switch on the first electric plant, and people no longer used wood for heat and electricity.

Ashes are not thrown in the garden to give vegetables minerals. Dams were built so floods don’t supply silt and mud to farm soil from the mountains. Soil is no longer being replenished with minerals. According to U.S. Senate Document #264, our farmlands have been depleted of essential minerals This document dates back to 1936.

NEWSFLASH! Dr. Wallach is speaking in the High Desert on Monday, February 15. You must call to reserve you spot and find out the venue. We’ll also mail off your free copy of the audio CD, “The Best of Dead Doctors Don’t Lie.” To RSVP call (760) 265-1054 TODAY!

Death and disease are both very expensive. It’s better to get your nutrition! Stop babies from being born premature, save the pain and cost of hip replacement surgery. Of course, it’s the medical doctors that say supplements are dangerous.

In 2007, the FDA finally submitted to the pressure of the pharmaceutical industry and reported the people were saying they get diarrhea or headaches, 600 adverse events reports, 400 herbs, and 200 were from vitamins and minerals. There were almost 500,000 adverse reports from prescribed pharmaceuticals, most of them were “deaths.” That’s versus 600 from vitamins and minerals, of which none were deaths.

Cake recipe: what if you leave out some of the ingredients? It won’t come out right. So, taking all of the known nutrients is important. 90 essential nutrients, 60 minerals, 16 vitamins, 12 essential amino acids, three essential fatty acids. Any one deficiency can give you up to 10 diseases, and there are 900 can be prevented with proper nutrition.

Order your copy of “The Best of Dead Doctors Don’t Lie,” and find out some startling facts like these:

There are at least 5 groups of people in the world whose average life span exceeds 100 years. (Find out what they all have in common). Many major disease have been eliminated in the livestock industry years ago by wimple inexpensive nutritional supplementation.

– According to U.S. Senate Document #264, our farmlands have been depleted of essential minerals This document dates back to 1936.

– There is no such thing as “eating right.” If the minerals aren’t in the soil where the food is grown, they are not in our foods.

– Our bodies need no less than 90 essential nutrients, and there are as many as 10 deficiency diseases that can result for each nutrient that is missing for any length of time. This is a total of up to 900 diseases that can be prevented with proper nutrition.

For more information, call Marti at (760) 265-1054.

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We cover county-wide news with more of a “positive” spin than other newspapers. Topics generally include economics, business, real estate, infrastructure, education, entertainment, social concerns and opinions.

We don’t believe that our country is “going to hell in a hand basket,” the way mainstream media portrays it.
There are many positive, uplifting events going on in our world and our local communities.

We like to point out the good things that businesses, non-profits and individuals are doing to keep our community a great place to be.

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Sometimes there’s what I like to call a “good” fight, such as when big business tries to squash the little guy. That’s why we’ve strived to publish factually accurate information on big solar and wind projects, and smart meters that spew radiation into your home, and were installed without your permission.

Car crashes and shootings do occur, but they don’t have to get a place of honor on the front page of our local newspapers. What do people think when they see that on the front cover of a paper? “Why would I want to live or locate my business in that area?”

I’ve personally lived here since 1987, moving from the San Francisco Bay Area. People sometimes ask me why I don’t move back there. And, I say “I love it here!” I love the weather, the change of seasons, the beautiful desert skies and sunsets, and the nature and wildlife that we have in our own back yards!

I plan to stay here a good long while, and to keep bringing you this kind of news as long as I can. I’ve been publishing the Senior News for 17 years, and it’s always been free to seniors since we like to light up your faces with a smile when you see photos from an event you attended, or even your own photo!

Since 2011 we’ve published the Desert News Post, and distributed it free. Since 2014 we’ve given you free news and free access to our website, http://www.DesertNewPost.com, and this is where we need your help.

The Desert News Post newspaper is working towards an adjudication. If you don’t know what that is, the easiest explanation is that it allows us to accept legal ads like Fictitious Business Names, government announcrments, and other legal notices (divorces, name change, foreclosure, estate sale, etc). The only detail we need to qualify, is we need more paid subscribers!

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