After being wrongfully jailed, amid legal drama, dishonest and ill informed criticism, Dr. Mikovits has faced scientific prejudices and struggled to maintain her faith in God and the profession to which she had dedicated her life. Her book “Plague” is bringing to light this controversial minefield which she has been maneuvering.
Phoenix, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/01/2016 -- On July 22, 2009, a special meeting was held with twenty-four leading scientists at the National Institutes of Health to discuss early findings that a newly discovered retrovirus was linked to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), prostate cancer, lymphoma, and eventually neurodevelopmental disorders in children. When Dr. Judy Mikovits finished her presentation the room was silent for a moment, then one of the scientists said, "Oh my God!"
This was the start of a controversial debate about the XMVR retrovirus. After being wrongfully jailed, Dr. Mikovits was under a court sanctioned gag order for four years because she refused to destroy the data. She is now a speaking out about the link of XMVR Retrovirus and its suspected link to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Myalgic Encephalopathy (CFS/ME) and cancer. Her research shows that 6% of the U.S. population is harboring a retrovirus in their bodies that can develop into an acquired immune deficiency. The book "Plague: One Scientist's intrepid Search For the Truth about Human Retroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Autism, and Other Diseases" documents her story about this legal drama, dishonest and ill informed criticism.
After her own personal health journey with Lyme Disease, Dr. Rebecca Risk has dedicated her life and career to helping others who have essentially fallen through the cracks of their health care system. Her radio show "Falling Through the Cracks" helps its listeners take back their health and thrive through every day, instead of surviving. Voice America is the World's Largest Talk Network with over 3 million global listeners and is an important force in new media. Tune in to Falling Through the Cracks, broadcasting live every Monday at 9 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.
"This is an extremely important topic that thankfully will reach many people around the world because of Dr. Risk's journey to help listeners resolve health issues that have otherwise fallen through the cracks of the healthcare system. We look forward to a fantastic show with Dr. Judy Mikovits", said Senior Executive Producer Tacy Trump.
Listen to "Falling Through The Cracks: Feel Alive and Thrive" every Monday at 9am Pacific Time/12pm Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Health & Wellness Channel. Archives of Falling Through the Cracks can be found Here. Falling through the cracks will help you take back your health and thrive through every day, instead of surviving. Each week we'll give you tools and advice on how to get your health back. In our society a lot of people are feeling unwell, and their doctors aren't able to help them. Given bills of health, their lab tests are normal, but they are in excruciating pain and debilitating fatigue. This is Dr Risk's story, and she eventually had to help herself through a very long journey to the health she has now. Dr. Risk has dedicated her life to guiding those who have fallen through the cracks in our health care system to achieve wellness so they can live their lives, instead of just surviving. Tune in to Falling Through the Cracks, broadcasting live every Monday at 9 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.
About Dr. Rebecca Risk, TCMD, R.Ac., S.C.
With over 10 years' experience as a Traditional Chinese Medical Doctor (TCMD), Dr. Rebecca Risk operates Ananta Health. The Sanskrit word Ananta means infinite or without limit. Dr. Risk partners with her patients to help them achieve infinite health. Dr. Risk applies TCM principles with a modern view, allowing her to care for her patients in a unique way, helping them overcome health obstacles and getting to the root of their chronic health problems. A graduate of the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACATCM), Dr. Risk is trained in Chinese Herbology, Dietary Therapy, Acupuncture, BioMeridian Stress Testing and supplementation. Certified from the Academy of Natural Health Sciences in New Jersey as a Supplement Consultant (S.C.), Dr. Risk provides her patients with customized vitamin and herbal therapies that support their nutritional needs for optimal health.
About Dr. Judy Mikovits, PHD
Judy Mikovits, PHD, earned her BA from University of Virginia and PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from George Washington University. In her thirty-five-year quest to understand and treat chronic diseases, she has studied immunology, natural products chemistry, epigenetics, virology, and drug development. In just over twenty years she rose from an entry level lab technician to become director of the lab of Antiviral Drug Mechanisms at the National Cancer Institute before leaving to direct the Cancer Biology program at EpiGenX Pharmaceuticals in Santa Barbara, California, where she had met and married David Nolde in 2000. There in 2006, she became attracted to the plight of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and autism and is primarily responsible for demonstrating the relationship between immune based inflammation and these diseases. She has published over fifty scientific papers.
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