Remembering Heidi Stevenson of Gaia Health

Activist Post/Natural Blaze
by Heather Callaghan

It is with great sorrow and a heavy heart to inform you that the world lost a dear and tenacious warrior for truth and freedom on March 12, 2014.
If you didn’t know who she was, please take this time to get to know her, because all I can say is that the vast majority of us would be seriously lacking without her investigative articles exposing propaganda, lies and corruption.

If you are even a passing reader on this site or many others in non-corporate media, you can be sure that you have benefited from her intensely thorough research and her tireless work at the website she founded in 2009 – Gaia Health.

While she wrote at her own expense and time, her hundreds of articles were shared far and wide, benefiting other writers trying to piece the big puzzle together. She contributed to well-known natural health websites, most recently to Green Med Info. Many writers could refer back to her articles with confidence because they were solid and heavily resourced. She was also known for exposing statistical manipulation via her painstaking time taken to crunch the numbers herself. She inspired many of those writers to keep going in truth.

She was excited to finally appear on The Alex Jones Show in August and had hoped to be on again. In recent years, she was asked to do many interviews. Amazingly, she dedicated spare moments, even into the wee hours of the morning to answer people who wrote to her. If asked, she shared her wisdom but as though an equal and a friend.

She did not care for self-adulation or flattery. Truth and altruism was her driving force. She once called herself a “muckraker.” Although she did care about natural health, it’s the injustices of the world that compelled her to keep investigating subjects like vaccines, Big Pharma and the medical system. The narrowed down topics, however, are too many to list. She was indeed, “Allopathy’s Gadfly.”

Most people did not know about the kinds of obstacles Heidi faced to answer her calling; health problems being perhaps the biggest thorn. Iatrogenic illness (doctor-induced injury) nearly extinguished her life around 10 years ago, while in her fifties. To put it mildly, it came with a lot of physical pain. Before that she was an expert in computer science, research and writing. It was her husband Lane, whom she met during this time, who convinced her to try alternative healing methods like homeopathy which began a healing process that kept her going long after she was expected to pass. She then developed an expertise in homeopathy, too.

She spoke of being happily married to her husband and his singular kindness and support. She leaves behind other close family members and lots of good friends.

She cared deeply for her readers and fellow writers. She had a sharp wit. She also made room on her website for satire and would create her own poignant pictures for her articles, some of them laugh-inducing.
She was just the type of friend a lot of people say they want in their lives. A dedicated, caring, loyal one who cares about you enough to tell the truth, and then makes sure you know they’ve been wondering how you have been. It is hard to believe that new writings from her will not be appearing on Gaia Health any longer.

Heidi – we honor and miss you. Our hearts go out to your family. There simply aren’t enough words to describe the trail you blazed and the impact you left.

Memorial Facebook page to keep the torch burning:
We Honor Heidi Stevenson of Gaia Health

Homeopathy Attacked by Big Pharma Supporters

The Daily Bell, Feb. 7, 2011

Big Pharma has apparently found another target: homeopathy. After relentlessly destroying Britain’s Dr. Andrew Wakefield for his temerity to suggest that there might be a link between vaccines and autism or other childhood injuries, homeopathy has now come under attack. It is part of larger power-elite dominant social theme having to do with the scientific correctness of Western, surgical medicine and the fuzziness and non-utility of other approaches.

Of course from our point of view (as an alternative “reality-based”news site) this is in itself questionable. Many pharmaceutical companies derive many of their drugs from natural plants, often found in the Amazon. Aspirin is a good example of this. But unlike aspirin, most pharmaceutical solutions seem to have critical and even deadly side effects. This may be the result of simulating nature with chemistry or is simply inherent in the process of concentrating the antidote. What does seem apparent is that many of so-called safe drugs that are said to be both effective and non-detrimental to one’s health, turn out to be most toxic over a long time period.

Singh, like Randi and other mainstream debunkers of “alternative” science and health, spend a good deal of time attacking what seems to be effective for some (though not all). They are, of course, entitled to their views; but when one looks judiciously at the way the world works, one is struck by the constant “scientific” attacks on people’s free-market choices and little in the way of analysis of the West’s increasing governmental mandates when it comes to regulating people’s preferences by law (and force).

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Dr. Robert Rowen is internationally known for his work in the field of complementary/alternative/integrative medicine. He is affectionately known as the “Father of Medical Freedom” for pioneering the nation’s first statutory protection for alternative medicine in 1990 in Alaska, against a concerted opposition from the organized medical community and an imported “quackbuster”. A few years later, the Alaska governor appointed him to a term on the state medical board against overwhelming opposition from the medical establishment. His appointment was ultimately confirmed by the legislature with overwhelming public support. The rare medical freedom he enjoyed in Alaska enabled him to greatly expand knowledge and experience in a multitude of disciplines and therapies not normally found in medicine. Jumping into alternative medicine in 1983 through a practice in acupuncture, he quickly expanded to nutritional medicine, chelation therapy, oxidation therapy, homeopathy and herbal medicine, and took intensive training in neural therapy and prolotherapy to help treat and eliminate acute and chronic pain. Alaska’s laws enabled him to work extensively with innovative cancer therapies, ozone, and ultraviolet blood irradiation therapy. He is internationally known and respected for training hundreds of open-minded physicians in these techniques from around the world.