The following emails/letters are in response to a lawsuit that ended April 29, 2003 in peace and satisfaction to all concerned. These letters are archived as a permanent record of the passion, thoughts and feelings of our friends.
|Responses & Support (August 27, 2002 - September 2, 2002)|
Dr. McCain (Yes, I refer to you as 'Doctor' as you've helped me more than any in the medical community), I was told by my daughter of this most recent attack on you and your herbal healing business. I'm appalled. I've never felt mislead or cheated in any way by you're products, info in your catalog, or articles in your newsletter. When my doctor wanted to give me anti-depressants because she couldn't find any reason for the symptoms I was presenting, I turned to the internet and found you. One year later I'm so much improved that I would call it a total healing. I'm convinced I had system yeast, Candida, and it was killing me. Conventional medicine doesn't recognize this problem and medical doctor's like to tell their patients they just need a nice anti-depressant to make the patient feel better about their condition. Baloney! I'm going to write letters of support to the appropriate agencies. The American Public has a right to an alternative and guess what? We are intelligent enough to sift through the hype and find the good, proven, natural remedies God intended for our use. Sincerely, N.C. Member since 2000
Dear Dr. McCain, I went on your website this morning and read the terrible information about you being sued. You, in my heart, are the only doctor that knows what she is doing and I would take your advice over any other doctor. I work at a hospital and I don't need to go to them because I take your advice. I will be writing those people in your state. My love and prayers are with you! C.
It is so frightening what is going on in the country right now. Day
by day our freedoms are being taken by this regime. I know a lot of people don't like smokers, but it started with telling them what they couldn't do. I can't believe that they are taking such a stand against ALL of Natural Health. I mean I know they've tried to keep cancer cures a secret for 70 some years. My brother is battling colon cancer from being exposed to Agent Orange in Viet Nam. Does this mean he will no longer be able to get Laetrile, coral calcium, essiac, noni juice and graviola to name a few alternative medicines? You MUST fight this injustice! M.D.
I will pray for you and think this is an out-rage. Dear Dr. McCain, my heart goes out to you during this difficult time. You have done nothing but helped out thousands of individuals like myself and my family and friends! A.B.
Dearest Dr., It always amazes me that folks who have absolutely no experience in a certain field feel as if they should be able to control it. Even in my profession we have a governing board of directors, not one of which has any experience in what they govern Such a mystery!! I am really sorry to hear of your plight as I have used your products and was planning on taking some of your courses as soon as I was financially able. I plan on writing and e-mailing the attorney generals' office concerning this. I wonder if he knows just exactly how many Arkansans lives he is affecting with this in an election year? More importantly tho, my prayers are going up for
you at this very minute. Furthermore I fully intend on filling all of my acquaintences in on this. Good Luck and hang tight! Your friend. D.
Dear Dr. McCain,I was sorry to read about what is happening. My boyfriend and myself have used herbal products and our health has improved immensely since. To lose someone like yourself would be tragic to everyone. My prayers are with you. Sincerely, C.C.
Thank you so much for what you do..I will be in special prayer for your situation. It is absolutely stunning to hear this news and to see this happen. I do not know where my family might have been without natural and alternative supplements..Keep the Faith and stand strong....much energy and support coming your way...blessings T. S.
What the Gov't can't stop is word of mouth healing. We will somehow beat their system. Next year I will be planting vegetable seeds which are not GMO's. I agree with you on all you healing products. We have let the Gov't control too much and it is time to let the world know. They can not stop public demand. P.S. When my grandma made her formulas, she did not advertise because she had results as you do. With the electronic age we need more info. as per your web site. Not to worry God will take care of you. You are making a major difference in the lives of many. T.C. ~ from Canada
You surely must have something better to do. Prosecuting real criminals comes to mind. The last I heard this is still the USA and people should be allowed to seek whatever medical advice, treatment, supplement they are most comfortable with. It will probably come as a surprise to you but you and the AMA do not know what is best for me. Nor do you have the right to dictate to me what my choices should be, or to limit them.
I'll give you a case in point. In 1994 I was diagnosed with bladder cancer and given two years to live following the AMA's best treatment which was massive doses of chemo. Being caught off guard I opted to go with the chemo. Six months later my cancer was worse and the treatment had me looking like I'd just walked out of a Nazi death camp. When my oncologist said we needed to do radiation I said no thanks you've done enough harm all ready.
I won't bore you with the details but I began a two year search into alternative ways to cure myself, what you probably call voodoo medicine. I'm still here, been free of cancer for five years, and the AMA and the legal system had nothing to do with it! I'm checked every six months by my urologist and he and my oncologist are amazed and pleased that I'm doing so well. HHA did not play a part in my recovery other than I use many of their supplements to strenghten my immune system. Without a strong immune system you have no long term chance of success.
I know your job is to protect us from ourselves but quite frankly I'd be dead if I listened to people like you. This is still a free country, let us freely choose how we deal with our medical problems. I fought for the freedoms you're suppose to protect. Until you have done the same let me make my own choices. Respectfully, S.M.
I'm still in shock..these pharmaceutical companies getting jealous, do you suppose? I love natural vitamins and medications! I'm tired of a Medical Dr. prescribing a medicine...then in a month I have to have another medicine to counteract the first medicines effects on my liver or something. I thought for years now, that they would start coming down on you all. It is heartbreaking, I'm feeling so disappointed right now. I wish you the best of luck..I firmly believe that you care about all of your clients. We cannot let the government get away with this! They will be on all natural things if they can. I have been with you guys about 5 years now.. I want to keep you all. Most sincerely, M.L.
Mark Pryor Attorney General
It is blatantly evident that the chemical companies having been financially hurt by alternative supplementation, have encouraged the government, part of that being the state of Arkansas to help remove any chance for people to chose their own health program. The government has allowed the United States Department of Agriculture to work with the chemical companies, knowing that most of the essential minerals have been leached form the soil, allowing crop producers to sell these crops as a complete crop for food. And having been proven the lack of essential minerals, are a direct cause of some of the mental and physical illness in this country. From there the medical schools teach the new doctors, that we get all our vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids, and trace minerals from the five food groups we eat. If we have no alternative medicine to protect us and help us to become well, we have to go to the doctor and be treated with more chemicals. In the form of pharmaceuticals. Most doctors are trained to use only pharmaceuticals, because those are the companies that give the grants to the medical schools.
You have chosen to use your power against the Herbal Healer Academy and Marijah McCain at the chemical companies request, to help remove some of their competition. The tens of thousands of people that have a better quality of life because of people like Mariah McCain are apparently not of your interest, or you would have looked much deeper into the situation and benefits of the people. You are saying that the department of labor does not recognize her correspondence courses. But in a 14-page document from the department of labor, it states that non-traditional degrees and diplomas should be recognized, if necessary the people could be tested. You are saying that (as for now) we can buy herbs, but they should not have a school where we can learn to use these herb better. We can buy homeopathic medicine, but there should not be a school where we can learn to use these more efficiently. Sure we can read a book but not as efficiently as the correspondence courses. There are nutritional treatments that have been proven to diminish ADD, ADHD, Cancer, Schizophrenia, Arteriosclerosis, Heart disease, and many, many more but they are not excepted by the pharmaceuticals, and they control what is call scientific medicine. They tried to synthesize Tryptophan in the 80s, and a lot of people became sick, some died. The FDA made them take it off the market. This was one week before Prozac made it big debut in one of the popular magazines. Prozac took the place of tryptophan (which is an essential amino acid, by the way). Prozac could not cure the people that were stricken with this problem, so they had to use tryptophan to help these people.
I am a citizen 67 years old I do have a master's degree in nutritional science, I am familiar with the way Herbal Healer Academy products are produced, and of their correspondence courses. Therefore it is my belief that this action of yours is taken with no interest or concern in peoples rights to choose alternatives to medical care or how they learn to use that right. I will contact two attorneys this week to explore other avenues to pursue this. In the event that you might be interested in that which I have said here, I will be able to send you 300 to 500 pages from doctors or Ph.D's indicating what I have said is true. Thank you for your time.
R.O. MS, Nutritional Science
Dear Dr. McCain..... I was so very sorry to hear this news of a lawsuit....Just this coming week I was going to (and still am) order the lessons you offer...(just waiting for the money to come in)... I believe with all my heart that the government feels truly threatened by the practice of natural medicine mainly because so many people are turning their heads in your direction, putting the western medical profession in fear of losing their multi-billion medical industry....after all passing out drugs to the public is big business.
I watched my mother die from cancer....I believed that it was the treatments that killed her and not the disease....It was then that I vowed never ever to turn to the western world for help....I knew in my heart that there was a way that my body could heal itself with proper diet and herbs... I will pray for you and this whole situation because I feel it goes much farther then just the Herbal Healer.....
I just wanted you to know that I support you from my heart. With great affection, M.B.
Dr. McCain, You are not only winning Freedom of Choice for yourself...
Facing this battle head-on will bring International coverage...and educate the world in the process... There can only be one outcome here.... to Free the World to know the TRUTH.... about medicine, allopaths, and the death and destruction caused by the greed of the huge pharmaceutical companies....and the ignorance of the allopathic community.... God Bless you and work brave endeavor... Have you contacted the newspapers and tv stations yet? I can help with this if you want.... I will have time starting next week....I have friends in the movie production business and phone #'s to contact the agents of all the talk shows.... I will e-mail all my friends who do International education for mind, body, spirit workshops, etc and ask that they pray for you .... and offer prayers, nationwide, to awaken group consciousness to healing of the world.. Love, Peace, and Courage...thank you, from the whole world...for being so brave and strong to undertake this huge endeavor....the world supports you and your work. Let me know how I can best help... J.
Dr. Marijah McCain ND, I Have just read your newsletter and can't believe my eyes. I just wanted you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm sure everything will work out in our favor. People like that have nothing better to do than try and make money by sueing folks. What goes around comes around. As for the government putting all these regulations and stuff. Go figure, they have to control something somewhere cuz they sure aren't putting a halt to this terrorist crap. It is a proven fact that our government does not want the public to be aware of anything that is good for them, because if we the public were to open our eyes and see what is in front of us, those folks would no longer be employed. Have faith Dr. Marijah McCain ND, because we will prevail. Maybe a little worse for wear, but winners none the less. Always a friend D. P.S. I'm taking your herbology course and I LOVE IT....................
I am outraged and appalled and have written to the attorney general in regards to this. This is America and as citizens we should have the right to make decisions regarding our lives. I am so glad to have alternatives to medicines with all of their side effects. Also I see this as an infringement upon my religious rights as the bible speaks of herbs as having healing power. God Bless You in your fight against a crooked establishment that seeks to keep the public in ignorance while they line their pockets with the money gained from sickness and suffering. I will keep you in my prayers. A. & T. S.
I am just outraged!! We, as Americans, should have the right to choose
how we want to take care of our bodies. I will phone, write letters and do whatever I can to add my voice to the thousands and thousands of people that will be supporting you. I know God will protect and stand by you during this battle. Please don't give up hope. You will prevail stronger and most importantly, the winner when all of this is said and done! God bless all of you and keep you strong. L.H.
Dr. Marijah, Sue the bas**** with "Deflamation of Character". If you don't prescribe drugs, and do all the bul***** doctors do, how can you be charged with practicing medicine.When has a doctor got anybody well? You practice health, they prolong sickness! Practicing medicine is: Keeping people sick! What you do is foreign to medicine! R.
Note: Dr. McCain is not being charged with practicing medicine, she is being charged with fraud for using the ND and Dr. with her name.
Click here to read Credentials for HHA school accreditation and Dr. McCain
Your campaign against the Herbal Healer Academy is a clear attempt to eliminate the choices of people to get honest and factual information and products associated with natural remedies. High powered drug companies have taken these same natural products, promoting health benefits, slapping a high price on them and forcing others out of business. They have and continue to monopolize the growing and acquiring of herbs and extracts to force consumers to have not alternative products. HHA and Dr. McCain have been singled out. The education of individuals in the proper use of herbs and supplements is a service to society. If the FDA and other government agencies such as yourself have their way none of us will have any individual choices regarding our own health choices. The major drug companies want to claim what has always been there from as far back as early civilization as theirs so they may put an enormous price on it and force people to pay it. Promoting natural remedies and other healing processes is not practicing medicine. Physicians and drug companies PRACTICE medicine using human subjects. There are mountains of evidence that show untested drugs killing people right and left, so called FDA approved. Your odds of dying from just being in the hospital is staggering. You sir are not protecting the citizens from any danger. The real danger is eliminating freedom of choice under the guise of civil proceeding against people with higher integrity than the AMA and FDA combined. Go find some real crime to pursue as I and many others would be harmed by your continued persecution of one of the only honest and upstanding provider of products and information on the use of out there today. Nothing about them is either fraudulent or misleading. Neither you nor anyone else can truly say that about the corruptness of the FDA nor the protect their own at any cost AMA. Please take a good look at your actions and reconsider what you think fraud and deception is. By my view, and millions like me you are on the wrong track. With sincere concern, C.B.
Letter to AG,
I am outraged at the treatment you are giving Dr. McCain and the Herbal Healer Academy. I have had personal experience fighting cancer...she was the last and only hope..."six months or less" was the prognosis.... The choice was no chemo or radiation...I have seen the damage and deaths caused by this treatment plan and it was NOT an option....TOTAL recovery was gained by using her products....and that was 8 years ago....
How can you say that she is unqualified as a doctor? I work for an allopathic surgeon....and the things I see on a daily basis as far as "pill-pushing" and the terrible side effects they cause should be a crime!....and the needless surgery is another story all together! The medical business is just that...the medical BUSINESS... If you want to investigate someone, I suggest you start with the allopaths! However, I do understand that the pharmacheutical community and the AMA do provide substantialal monetary support to political campaigns.
But you have NO RIGHT to deprive me of my FREEDOM of CHOICE....I am going to investigate the possibility of a class action suit against the state of Arkansas and you personally....
I am OUTRAGED that you should think you have the RIGHT to deprive people of their freedom of choice....WHO exactly made YOU God? J.R.
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Dear Dr. McCain, I read your plea for help on the Jeff Rense website and want you to know I will pray fervently that the cause of truth and justice will prevail. I have received your newsletter for many months and it is a precious source of health information. You are doing something right because you have attracted the attention of the corporate death machine. Don't dispair whatever is the outcome of these attacks. Sincerely, J. M.
Dear Ms McCain, I have been a member of HHA for about 3 years now and have used your products to better my health and well being as well as my families. It is because of your site and your philosophies that I have such a good understanding of natural medicine and have contined to increase my knowledge of all branches of alternative healing. I am very sorry to hear aabout what is happening with the Arkansas Attorney Genaral and would like to offer my support. I really hope that with all your members prayers and support that together we can beat this. Sincerely, R.S.
Dear Dr McCain, I don't usually respond to email messages that I know are broadcast to many others. I usually feel like it just won't matter, however I just wanted to let you know that I just emailed the Attorney General in AR to let him know that I did not approve of his action against the Herbal Healer. I love your products and informative site. I have been very pleased with every thing I have ever used from your company. I will continue to support you and I have ask every one I know to pray for the perfect outcome to this problem. Keep your faith. You are an inspiration to each and every one of us. S.W. ~ HHA Member
I am so angered I don't know what to say. This, I thought, was a free country. What is happening is wrong in so many ways. But I've read the e-mails supporting you and I have hope that all of us together will make a voice loud enough that it can't be ignored.S.H. ~ HHA Member
Dear Dr. McCain, I want you to know that I will never stop ordering from you no matter what these radical so called politicians do to stop your wonderful work. I emailed Mr. Pryor today 8/21/02 and I will send you a copy of his reply if he has the testosterone to write me back. You are in my prayers dear woman. And know this your good work will not be stopped by these hipocritical unbelievers. Marijah is your name and in it you vindicate the Most High God Jehovah. Jah is a shorten form of his name. Have faith that he will hear your prayers and ours because you have helped so many. Now let us help you...T.G.
Hello Dr. McCain, I am just heart broken at the lawsuit. Myself and some friends are willing to write letters or what ever you need. I have learned a great deal from you and your newsletters. Please know that of course you have our prayers, but let us know what else you may need. Love and light to you, C.
Dear Dr. Mc Cain, I have only had the pleasure of hearing you once on Jeff Rense. I am sad to hear that the government is harassing you and I don't want to speak too long about it or my blood pressure will go up and I'll have to take some more Hawthorne Berries. The time has come, however, to sit down and write my Senator and Congressman a letter and mention you as well. Rest assured though that your word is getting out through Jeff and herbs are becoming more and more a way of alternative medicine for everyone, whether they like it or not.A.G.
Dear Dr. McCain, Is this an election year for the AG of Arkansas? What newspapers are well read in Arkansas? How about radio stations? We supporters all know our own local radio stations and we're pretty vocal, right? We all have to let the good people, the voters in Arkansas know that their freedom of choice and alternative medicine is being destroyed by Mark Pryor and others like him. Tourism is one of the main industries in Arkansas. Although we have thought of visiting there to see you and go fishing and seeing tourist sites while spending our dollars in Arkansas, we might have to reconsider. Of course, we would have used local hotels restaurants and other facilities. Why, there are many of these places listed on the internet. My husband and I have a blank web site available. We request your permission to mirror your call for help page and other pages on your site and publish it world wide. May God bless you and yours, N.M
Dear Sir: I wish to let you know my feeling toward the Herbal Healer Academy. I have taken several courses through them and learned a great deal and by using their natural healing ideas my health has improved 100%. I have also ordered many products from the Herbal Healer Academy and have been very satisfied with all of them. I hope you leave the Herbal Healaer Academy in business and doing things as they are now. Marijah McCain is a very knowledgeable Natural Healer.
I regard her very highly. I believe that Natural Medicine is the healing technique going to be used more and more in the years to come. Thank you for taking the time to read this note. Sincerely,
Dear Mr. Pryor, Mrs McCain is a national treasure. You should be protecting her from the FDA not attacking her for such silliness.
Mark, if you had saved as many lives as she has maybe just maybe you could cast stones at her. But until that time, I can't believe there aren't a few "real" criminals to go after in Arkansas who are really worthy of your attention.
But I guess the real problem is that she is too effective and that hurts too many deep pockets. Just imagine, if more people knew they were responsible for their own health, we probably wouldn't have senior citizens with $1000 a month drug habits taking pills which negate the needed effect of each other while adding to their negative side effects.
By the way, of the almost 200,000 people who die every year due to medical malpractice in the US, how many die in your state? I'm guessing 4,000 plus or minus a few. And how many doctors have you prosecuted for these murders? I'll bet zero. Now compare that to Mrs McCain's record. Any deaths? Of course not. Any lives saved and/or improved? Thousands and thousands. That you'd choose to spend taxpayer dollars on her and not where the real problems are is a sad commentary on your values. Aren't you the same AG who stood up to the courts and fought to allow the 10 commandments to be posted in schools? If so, I'd expected you to also fight for my rights to choose the kind of health care I'm able to receive. Sincerely a very satisfied customer of Mrs McCain, D.T. Utah
I want to support Dr.Marijah McCain. My prays go for her. All that she is doing is returning the basic medicine to it's right path: the benefit of all mankind. Because the modern medicine today isn't working well for many people. In Chile, we have a bit more freedom because we believe more on the natural medicine than the toxic pills. P.L. Santiago, Chili
Dear Mark Pryor:
It's come to my attention Arkansas Attorney General's Office is taking "legal" action/sueing highly esteemed and gifted healer (not allopathic quack) for alleged "fraud/fraudulent practices" and alleged "public nuisance to health, safety and security and welfare of people of State of Arkansas." It seems to me your talking about "State of Arkansas."
I believe Arkansas' actions against ethical Dr. Marijah McCain are criminal and ludicrous, affront to decent men everywhere and they are culprit to take to task, not to mention the stress, tribulation and expense you have caused a fine lady..
How's about someone did it to YOUR mother Mark? If I were "Judge" I would sentence so called "Attorney General," which title I believe is fraud (what's good for goose is good for gander) for engaging in illegal activity. I think fraudulent allegations against an innocent and beneficial doctor of high order is REAL FRAUD. Just who does "Attorney General" think he is prohibiting a genuine, Naturopathic physician from using her legal titles? They were obtained through honest and diligent effort and I think no mean, suckering up to misinformed/programmed public, "boss" biased judgement has right to prohibit.
I believe along with millions of other practitioners and patients in the effective and economical, (sane) natural health field the one to protect society from are the self-appointed overlords/lackeys who, to the public's dire disadvantage, protect the profits of inept allopathic "medicine" drug pushers that documented statistics prove kill a million people every 4 years. Some statistics say a million every 2 years. I am former President fo People's Health Forum of Boston and have been in health field all my life.
Mark, go after the drug pushers that take lives, not savants that save them. The cart is pulling the horse. Don't slander the savant, get the drooling, dangerous drug pushers where ever they are. Then you'll be serving, instead of strangling, society.
She is innocent of all allegations that serve profits of sciopathic "medical" system. Deflamation of character is criminal act. False allegations is illegal also. Wake up! Read "Slaughter of The Innocent."
Contrary to the Constitution and Bill of Rights, American citizens have been DEPRIVED of freedom of choice to heal their ailments according to their own wishes and choose their own doctors. Has not tyrannical state really abrogated our freedoms for financial gain of greedy, powerful and unprincipled men? In present "system" it's your money or your life. What a repugnant situation. And in a country whose mantra is, "Land of the Free and Home of The Brave!" Domestic Terrorism is worse than foreign terrorism....
Is this repugnent harassment and persecution of medical genius what beloved brothers who marched off to war gave their precious lives to protect? I think not. They died we should be free and not in tyrants chains. I believe you should apologize for your false allegations and use your vital energy to fight crime and criminals--not the innocent and socially valuable bonafide healer-- Dr. Marijah McCain.
She should get a medal for healing and saving lives-- not aggravation, intimidation and threat. What kind of madness is this?
In protection and defense of the innocent... Sincerely and respectfully, yours in the Lord, Swami B.N.
Dear Dr. McCain: You have my prayers and support! Your products,
especially the silver have kept my family and I free from the flu, all
sorts of other illnesses,etc. for the 4 years I have now been using
them. It is expensive, but worth every penny. You have proven your
practice worthy of my trust. Our 6 housecats, minihorse, pony and
Arabian and our dog, have also all benefitted from natural healthcare.
It's the best, and I truly believe God endorses it--Genesis says the
herbs are there for our healing--not chemicals! Love in Christ-M.C.
Hello Dr McCain, I'm a happy customer of your's. I just got word that the state of AR and the feds are persecuting you for helping people again. I sent a letter to the AG protesting this action.
I hope it all turns out for the best. I have always wondered why you stay in a state like AR which isn't known for being a place where people can live and work freely, especially given your chosen profession. Have you heard about the effort to get Dr Mary Ruwart appointed as the new FDA commissioner? With someone like her at the helm, your harrassment by that agency would probably end. Best wishes, R.
Dr. McCain writes... Arkansas is a beautiful place to live if you love natural surroundings like we do. HHA is located on large acreage of natural Ozark Mountain forest land with all of our wild life and wild plants protected. We live here because we can walk close to the earth and to God.
Please, we have to keep this issue going! We who seek alternative healing are going to lose the right to make choices. Yes this is happening in the USA but if we let it happen then we must be prepared for it to happen in our country too. Already in Canada we have lost the right to put on the label of herbal preparations what that preparation helps with or cures or aids. Please everybody e-mail the plight of this woman to your other lists. Urge their support. The information can all be found on her website www.herbalhealer.com and her name is Marijah McCain. She is a Dr. of Naturopathy. In Canada the title of Dr. is recognised in the practice of Naturopathy. The training in North America is long and severe. The training is as long as a medical doctors and not a title you can buy by taking out a membership. If she loses, we lose! Then it will be the homeopaths and the herbalists that they will shut down and on and on!!! This is the thin edge of the wedge. Speak out, speak up! Support this woman! Don't let this issue die! Moira - British Columbia - Canada.
Dr. McCain- As usual, the dictatorship of bureaucrats we live under is sticking their nose where it doesn't belong! In your website, I found nothing misleading. You never, to my knowledge, claimed that any one of your products was a cure-all. You simply state facts about what the herbs are commonly used for and people's opinions about how it worked for them. That is attacking the right of speech. YOU can say whatever YOU want as long as the required legal disclaimer **** is noted. If someone misinterprets that as "MEDICAL ADVICE" then they are not as intelligent as they purport to be.
Anyone I know that uses herbs for healing, health, etc. knows that they are not controlled by the feds and LIKE that. And anyone that is using them thinking they are FDA approved is not in their right mind.
I looked over your correspondence courses you offer. You state very clearly that some states do not allow you to practice naturopathic medicine with this information. You also state that some states recognize your "dr." and some states say you can't use it. Aside from being more bureaucratic nonsense, this unfortunately leaves you open for stuff like you are experiencing.
In my opinion, if the Good Lord put plants here to help us heal ourselves, then we should use them BUT....we should learn the PROPER way to use them from someone who is knowledgeable about it. Your academy and other information provide us with that information.
I hope all turns out well for you, you will be in my prayers. Also, I will add your name to the Temple Prayer Roll of the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon's). Sincerely, W.A.
ATTENTION: JUDGE PLEGGE. It has come to our attention that the State of Arkansas is suing Dr. McCain. I want you to know that you are going after the wrong people. Dr. McCain is the only person in the medical profession that I would trust to give me medical advice. Her organization, Herbal Healing Academy, is doing a great job in helping the population of the United States stay well and out of Nursing Homes. If everyone would stop taking so many prescription medications that have numerous side effects and begin taking natural products, which Dr. McCain recommends, we would have less health care cost at the State and Federal levels. The people who you should sue are the big Drug Companies and the people in the FDA. The FDA will take six or seven years to test various drugs, which cost the manufacturer millions of dollars. If the drug is approved and put on the market, the mfg. then must charge exorbitant prices to help get back the dollars spent in research and cost of drug testing by the FDA. In most cases every drug approved by FDA has bad side effects. Notice their ads on TV where they show what may happen if you take the drug advertised.
We all should be using the Natural Herbal Medications. In the Bible the Lord says: "I have put every Herb bearing tree on the earth for the good of man." I believe the Bible, and that we should seek out these Herb bearing plants and trees and use the natural healing properties GOD has put here for us. There needs to be more people trained to be healers like her. This is why she is teaching courses in Natural Healing.
We have experience with one drug my wife was given to lower her cholesterol. She took the drug for two months. During that period she began suffering with severe a back ache. She thought it was bone cancer and went to an orthopedic Dr. He sent her for MRIs. They took MRIs from three different positions. When we got the negatives, they were almost an inch thick, there were so many of them. Now think of the cost to our Insurance Co. for all of these? We took them to the Dr. for him to read. He could not find anything wrong with her bones.
When her regular Dr. took her off the medication for cholesterol, the back pain stopped. Later we saw on TV a notice that if anyone had taken that drug to call an 800 No. and join in a class action suit against the Drug Mfg. We did join and got a small amount of money for our medical expense. Blue Cross/Blue Shield went up on her rates because of so many cost associated with the various test.
So, you see you are after the wrong people. Dr. McCain has never had anyone complain about pain or side effects associated with the products she recommends and sells. We buy most of our Health Food Supplements from Herbal Healing Academy. We don't know what we would do if she was not allowed to practice and put out her newsletters.
Sincerely, Mr. & Mrs. W.R.
Letter to AG: I think your legal action in this case is ridiculous. I have found her newsletter and her information most helpful. I also subscribe to Dr. Julian Whittiker, Dr. Sherry Rogers, and Dr. Andrew Weil's newsletters. I am 67 years old and was sick for many years due to pesticide poisoning that our government said was safe. Many years later those pesticides have now been banned. I have been able to regain most of my health by using supplements such as those sold by the Herbal Healer. Unfortunately, some of the damage from those poisons was permanent. I happen to use both MSM and glucosamine sulfate per my medical physician's recommendation. I assume you are aware of how many FDA approved drugs kill people each year. It seems to me that there are so many more useful ways you could be spending your time and our taxpayer's money. Thank you, G.W.
I just wanted to share with you a copy of my email to the above. I will write a letter and send it as well. You deserve better than what is going on. My love and prayers to you. I will fight with you! C.T.
To Mark Pryor, Attorney General of Arkansas,
I am a native to the beautiful state of Arkansas. I am also aware of the very backward thinking of the state as a whole, one of the reasons my parents left my home state in the late 1960s.
I have now become aware that you are suing Marijah McCain of the Herbal Healer Academy. Once again, you are enforcing that my above beliefs are correct. I am truly sorry that such a progressive and knowledgeable person such as Dr. McCain, picked my backward home state for her residence. Had she looked further into the hillbilly attitude of "get rid O anythin diffrent?" I think she might of picked a nicer place to live,with people who don't point the finger. A state with an open mind, not one living in fear and condemnation.
In regard to the suit being pressed upon her, I would like to say Item 3 of the suit is ridiculous. The only one who is a public nuisance is people like you, who squelch to put out lights of hope to others when the traditional medical system has failed them. I have been in the medical field for over 20 years and see everything that goes on that is right and grossly wrong. Women such as Dr. McCain give us alternatives when our current medical system labels a disease as incurable. Options is what she is about. Not a nuisance for those of us who choose to think for themselves.
Item 5 of the suit is also ludicrous. Herbs have been around since time began. Since when is knowledge of them illegal, and taking a correspondence course is a choice is it not? All advertising can be misinterpreted if you look close enough. Ads for smoking, or prescription drugs perhaps?
My concern, Mr. Pryor, is who might be putting pressure on you to file and carry out the lawsuit. Who is hurting financially as a result of Dr. McCain? The people of Arkansas who you represent? Or someone who is holding a money purse? The pocketbook always talks and has the power to control. Is it controlling you?
If we attack people who give us options in life, especially medically, we are no better than the terrorists who hijacked our planes on Sept 11th. They thought being different was wrong too and wanted to punish us. America is my land, Arkansas is my birth state and I have a right to say and be heard. I say, "Let Dr. McCain alone. She is providing a service and good quality products. I have seen healthy changes in my own body from using her products. How can you argue with that?"
If you had cancer or an unexplained illness with no cure, would you not want to try any option? That would be your choice as an American. Don't try to take away mine. I may not still live in your state, but I very well could be one of your constituents. Remember you represent The People and our choices. I await your response.C.T.
Dear Dr. McCain: I have been following your newsletter for some time and read your articles on-line as well. I fully support you and believe you are truly trying to help people and not just to mask symptoms but to aid their bodies in healing themselves. I believe in the power of prayer and I will pray for you and with your permission I will send reiki energy grid to help support and protect as well, I have my level 2 reiki degree and would be honored to use this energy to help your cause. I wish that I were wealthy I would pay for a top notch lawyer to handle your case, you are being victimized because you are helping and without all the toxic drugs....Bless you and I pray that you will be able to continue working. Namaste, M.K.
Dear Dr. McCain: What kind of a witch hunt is the State of Arkansas on now? What is happening to our freedoms? Freedoms that supposedly this country was founded on? They are forgeting that, We The People, have the right to choose. Choose what we deem right for OUR bodies[they belong to US, remember]right to choose whom the people want in office, too. By the way, when are the eletions coming around again? How many members, and people, do you have on your side there in Arkansas? Politicians BEWARE! They are cutting their own throats!
My name is Brian E.P.B. O’Connell and I am a Naturopathic Doctor in practice in Colorado. I am a graduate of Dr. McCain’s program, a board certified Doctor of Naturopathy by ANMCAB, a Federal Intermediary Council on Alternative Medicine (FICAM) board certified and licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor, Washington D.C. licensed Naturopath #NAT1000165, Diplomate Member of the AANC, Former Chief of Forensic Toxicology, and Vice President of The Colorado Naturopathic Medical Association. I also hold a bachelors in Biology with a minor in chemistry and a Masters Degree in Biochemistry. As a matter of fact, I’m still paying student loans. As you both can see I have had a considerable amount of advanced education above and beyond high school.
I am writing you today to ask that you reconsider your suit against Dr. McCain, The Herbal Healer Academy and the other parties named in the suit. I do not personally know the others, but I do know Dr. McCain. Dr. McCain has never claimed to teach a course to become a “Naturopathic Physician”, but rather “Naturopathic Doctor.” The two, although they may seem similar, are quite different indeed. I do not care to opine all of the subtle details, just the major ones.
The Naturopathic Physicians are the graduates of the four-year schools. Some of those graduates wish to elevate themselves above the rest of the naturopathic medical community by claiming to have training that is equal to a medical doctor. Now, granted these students paid a lot of money for their degree, however, many of these programs that are not accredited by other Naturopathic societies. Furthermore, these schools are not recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The only Naturopathic Medical School that has a U.S. Congressional charter is in Georgia and was chartered in 1920.
The students trained by Herbal Healer Academy are granted
“Naturopathic Doctor” degrees. Naturopathic Doctors are by training and overall disposition, educators and counselors with respect to alternative medicine. They favor natural, non-invasive, preventative care and their patients often wish to learn healthy lifestyle applications as opposed to react to medical crisis. Furthermore, they do not deal with prescription drugs, emergency medicine, childbirth or surgeries. These types of degree programs can either be classroom oriented, such as Clayton College, or they can be correspondence oriented, such as Herbal Healer Academy. These degrees are much less expensive than the four-year programs. The information is still quality and has excellent clinical application.
In either case, much like any professional training, there are both good and bad schools. Herbal Healer Academy happens to be excellent in this regard. When ego/conflicts arise between the four year school graduates and the correspondence course graduates two thing suffer: the harmony between doctors in naturopathic medicine and patient care. It causes any intelligent individual to think “Why are these naturopaths fighting among themselves if they wish to be true healers?” This does not make any sense. Another thing to consider is that patients are not stupid. They can tell, almost immediately, if a Naturopath knows what he or she is talking about with respect to health and wellness. Successful ND’s, regardless of their education, have a large patient base for one reason only- their methods get results. Poor results, especially in this economy, equal no patients. The same is true with good lawyers, dentists, chiropractors, or any professionals being paid for their services. My patients are very happy with me and both of my clinics reflect the patients’ satisfaction.
As far as Dr. McCain and the Herbal Healer Academy are concerned, I have never been offered a two-week course that allowed me to go from student to doctor in that length of time. We need to clarify the facts before this lawsuit goes any further and is turned into some travesty of justice, or worse yet, an abortion of justice. Dr. McCain offers a “Naturopathic Doctor” degree program, not a “Naturopathic Physician” degree program. Herbal Healer Academy and Dr. McCain have never made a claim that graduates of this program would be “Naturopathic Physicians”. Please research these aforementioned points and clarify your factual evidence further before you proceed. I implore you to stop this lawsuit, as I feel it is groundless and unfounded. I would hate to see another case on the books that goes down in history as another example of “READY, FIRE, AIM” justice. Most respectfully yours, Dr. Brian E.P.B. O’Connell
Chief of Naturopathic Medicine
Dear Marijah, I am very disturbed and saddened to read this. Not something I wanted to read after a great vacation at the beach. I will definitely light a candle and say my prayers for this nonsense to cease. I am currently studying your courses and having a wonderful time learning and using my knowledge to help people. My family has never been healthier than they have in the past 2 years. I started seeing a homeopathic doctor 2 years ago to help treat my now 11 year old son who has Duchenne Dystrophy and vaccine acquired Autism. Although he is struggling with the Duchenne, he is slowly being healed from the autism. I have never had so much more faith in herbal healing and homeopathy than I do at this point and time in my life. It is just a pity and sad fact of life that our so called government can have this much interference in our private lives. I wish you success and strength for you and your family in having to deal with this. Bright Blessings, S. F. -Proud to be a student of the HHA. :)
Dear Dr. McCain, I am so sorry you are going through this. I am a Breast Cancer survivour of almost 2 years. I found out about you and your products from Dr. K. ~ N.D. here in Rockford, IL. I am healthy and well do to my ND's help and your products. God put all the right people around me at the perfect time...His great mercy and love is awesome. I know he will do the same for you! I will pray about what my part in this should be along with prayers for you (and your staff and family) to have courage, strength, wisdom, discernment, and patience. God is good and the truth will continue no matter what! In His Peace, S.L.
This update Is the straw that broke the camel's back!!!!! You do need our prayers and help. Any person who educates him or herself to natural healing is at the top. Any person Judge or Lawyer, who tries to uproot your profession is stepping on your First Ammendment Rights.
I appreciate you for what you know, stand for and do for people. Look up to the High Power. RW
Re: Your attempted action against Marijah McCain of Herbal Healer Academy
If this weren't so serious, it would be laughable. What kind of scam are you trying to perpetrate on the public? So, the correspondence course isn't authorized by the U.S. Dept. of Education? What alternative correspondence course is, or ever has been authorized by them?
Natural products have been used since the beginning of recorded history, and with great success. Mainstream medicine has killed and injured many, yet we are encouraged to follow their practices. I know people who have had perfectly healthy children, who are now non verbal and have seizures as a result of our "safe" immunizations. The Prosecutor in the county where I reside has an autistic son as the result of one of these immunizations.
I have used the products from the Herbal Healer Academy for years, for myself, my husband, my children, and now my grandchild and have never had any negative reaction. These products are not only completely safe, but effective.
We are losing too many rights in this country. I have been to Arkansas and thought it was a beautiful state, but if you proceed with this action, you harm not only the people of Arkansas, but the entire country. I will certainly not spend another tourist dollar in your state. If you are truly concerned about the "health, safety, and welfare," of the people of Arkansas, visit your local hospital, M.D. office, or your Dept. of MRDD and see for yourself the real problems of mainstream medicine.
I respectfully submit my concerns with the hope that you find something worthwhile to spend your time and the taxpayer money on. Thank you for the consideration you will give this letter. I hope you will find something constructive and let healing people go about their peaceable constitutionally protected lives. D.L.
I don't understand how the State of Arkansas can find fault with valuable correspondence courses in the critical area of health. I support the effort of Dr. Marijah McCain to educate and provide quality health products via Herbal Healer Academy, and believe the charges filed against her are false. I will be watching carefully for the outcome of the trial. R. ~Engineer
Taken from a letter written to the Attorney General
"It would appear that someone who has been practicing for over 10 years would have been given notice if there was an actual cause for concern, but alas, those who make the rules have their own timetable, and logic isn't necessarily the ruling factor in many cases." M
Dear Dr. McCain, I have emailed the Attorney Generals office of your state, and our family will be keeping you in our prayers (As we do know that prayer help). God Bless you in your trials.......
ps. Very shortly I will be taking a correspondence course from HHA.... I do want to became a Naturopathic doctor. This is something I have wanted for many years, but have been unable to because of finances. In a couple of months I will finally be able to...M.K
To the Honorable Mr. Pryor:
I am writing to add my input to the defense of Dr. Marijah McCain and the Herbal Healer Academy. I notice that you have already been sent many eloquent letters from supporters of Dr. McCain and the HHA. I would like to simply add that, as Americans, we so value our freedom. We need to be free to be able to research and then choose our health care. Those of us who choose "natural" healing do so partly because we wish to take responsibility for our health. Rather than popping a pill, we would rather strengthen our bodies and our immune systems in an organic manner. We tend to be mindful of what we eat and of how we live our lives, knowing that the balance of the body, mind, and spirit will not only help us, but will also benefit humankind as we focus on making our world a more compassionate one. Please reconsider your suit against Dr. McCain. She is a responsible, ethical, and caring person who helps so many. As a free society, we cannot afford to lose her valuable experience and her high regard for humanity. Respectfully, S. W.
I am honestly sickened by what they are trying to do. It reminds me so much of Renee Caisse. And in all actuallity, it is really only about one thing. Yes ladies and gentlemen, it is all about....Money.
They don't care if you are helping people, just that they aren't reaping some of the financial rewards. And of course, most of the allopathic community is also threatened by what it knows is coming. They are slowly being phased out and they are terrified. So if they can hold on a little longer by bad mouthing and straight out lying, then that is exactly what they will do. Had the state of Arkansas had their facts straight before they started their trip into greater ignorance, they may have saved themselves some dignity and possibly even learned something. As we all know, what goes around, comes around, and the amount of negativity going into this ridiculous suit is going to find its way back to which it came. Just remember, every passing minute is a chance to turn it all around. Don't give up and don't give in to the ignorance of the few. Love and Peace C ~ Proud Herbal Healer Member
I am outraged and appalled at the state of affairs in our country. The right to take care of ones own health is at stake, the inherent freedom to which we are entitled to is in question here. It seems to me that we want a nation, a world that is uniform and "puppetized', how extremely sad. I hope that there are others that share my belief that every time they enact a law, we lose a little bit more of that freedom we were born with, I hope that you fight and win. This is a battle that must be waged. Teri
This letter is being written to you in support of Dr. Marijah McCain,ND and her staff at the Herbal Healer Academy,Inc. I am writing to you to let you know that it is my opinion that you should be thanking Dr. McCain for the hard work she has done and continues to do to help heal and educate the people of Arkansas, the United States of America and other places in the world. The world needs more people like Dr. McCain who are willing to share their knowledge to help and educate those who are seeking such. We all have a right to choose how we want to be healed and by whom. Just as we have a right to be taught the things we want to learn to help ourselves and our families. Some people may prefer going to see a traditional doctor for their illnesses, but, there are many who want to treat themselves or be treated by a naturopath doctor. Many people on the planet have been, are and will be choosing alternative medicine over traditional medicine. I don't know if you are spiritually guided in your work, but, if you are, I am asking you to go within yourself and comtemplate what options are available to you to assist Dr. McCain and her company in meeting your standards so she can continue to offer her help to those who daily seek her assistance.
Sincerely, H. ~ HHA Member
Mr. John Plegge and Mr.Lamar Davis:
In the Herbal Healer academy Case No. 2002 008480, I think you are obeying superior orders, but you are shamefully breaking the Human Rights and the Liberty as well characteristic of America, not only the Dr. McCain and HHA personnel rights, but the thousands of their beneficiaries rights, as Me and many, many others, for the "like criminal" judgement you are doing with them. Is not my will to offend You, I apologize if there is any offense for you in my message, but I feel you are offending the society; please consider this. Regards:M.V.
Regarding: Herbal Healer - Case number is CV 2002 008480 - The Honorable John Plegge. To the Arkansas Attorney General's Office:
I am writing to you in regards to the above mentioned case. I have just reviewed your complaint against the Herbal Healer Academy and I would like to comment on it. The Arkansas Attorney General's web site states in a news release:
"According to the complaint filed by the Attorney General, the defendants offer accredited degrees in the discipline of naturopathic medicine through accelerated and/or correspondence courses in selected medical fields. Defendants advertise that upon completion of consumers taking the "accredited two-week accelerated course of study", they will be able to practice naturopathic medicine." Have you actually taken the time to visit the Herbal Healer web site and thoroughly reviewed the information Dr. Marijah McCain provides regarding naturopathic courses? The reason I ask is because if you had visited her web site, you would NOT be suing her.
Dr. McCain has NEVER claimed that we could be a naturopathic doctor if we took her courses. She simply provides us with structured information that allows us to gain the knowledge we need to understand alternative medicine. She does provide a final exam, and we understand this exam does not certify us as a naturopathic doctor. The exam is simply used as a guide / tool to help us learn. I have personally taken several of the HHA courses and have gained a wealth of information and insight into alternative medicine. The Herbal Healer correspondence courses are NOT a two-week course as you state in your complaint. Once again, I have to assume you have not visited the Herbal Healer web site and reviewed the correspondence course information. These courses consist of reading books, doing projects, training, and taking tests. You cannot complete these courses in two weeks. They easily can take a year of studying.
Please do not make the public out to be fools. We are not stupid. We do not believe we can practice naturopathic medicine by simply taking Herbal Healer courses. Again, if you reviewed the course information provided by the Herbal Healer Academy, you would see that Dr. McCain
states this fact again and again. Dr. McCain has NEVER misrepresented herself or The Herbal Healer Academy. Dr. McCain is knowledgeable, accredited, and trustworthy. We feel blessed to have someone like her in the world! There are so many inaccuracies in your complaint against The Herbal Healer Academy that I could go on and on. But I'll finish with this. Dr. Marijah McCain and The Herbal Healer Academy is an inspiration and a God-send to us all. You claim to be protecting the public??? You, the Attorney General's Office, will be doing the public a serious injustice if you don't allow Dr. McCain to continue her work. K. ~NY New York ~ Herbal Healer member since 199
Dr. McCain adds... Our web site DOES say that you can become a board certified naturopathic doctor after completing our program and after sitting the exam with the ANMCAB, which HHA has been accreditied by for years... see the certification posted under credentials. We have graduated many fine naturopaths.
I know you haven't asked for any help as far as legal fees might go and it really is none of my business but do you need help there? B.G.
We have opened an HHA Defence Legal Fund. The link is at the top of this page. Thank you so much for anyway you can help this mess turn out for the good of us all. Love Dr. McCain
Dear Dr. Mcain,
I saw your story and was revolted. The medical industry is more concerned with their own materialistic interests, than the condition of their patients. Heaven forbid that people should take responsibility for their own health, and prevent disease before it can get a foothold on one's immune system. At any rate, this is a precedent setting case and I wish you the best of luck, going up against the High Cabal. Kind Regards, T.G.
P.S. And David slew Goliath
Dear Mr. Pryor, I am writing in support of Marijah McCain, N.D., owner of Herbal Healer Academy, who, as I understand it, is being sued by the state of Arkansas for violating the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
I am a customer, and I have completed lessons offered by HHA on basics in nutrition and natural healing. I was never misled, in any way, by anyone associated with the company.
The herbs and supplements I have purchased from HHA have been pure and, for me, very effective. Because my health was nearly ruined by a long-term regimen of antibiotics, having such alternatives is vital to my continuing good health. I have been able to recover from Lyme disease as the result of the products Dr. McCain offers; and my general health has improved 200%. Before I began using natural medicine, I suffered from chronic sinusitis, bronchitis and allergies. I have not suffered a cold or infection in more than a year, and my allergies have virtually disappeared. I offer this personal information as testimony to the effectiveness of the products that HHA offers. Far from posing a threat, they have restored me to health.
I found the lessons to be enjoyable and informative. Though I have long-term plans to learn more about natural medicine, I never imagined the lessons would, by themselves, provide the basis for an N.D. degree. It was all spelled out very clearly in the HHA literature that this is not the case.
A statement of fact is that I have never felt, in any way, misled by HHA literature or ads. The testimonials have helped me to determine whether a product is worth trying. I consult a natural medicine encyclopedia as well, and the testimonials are always consistent with my sources.
Therefore, please consider this a statement of my gratitude for HHA and for Dr. McCain¹s diligence in providing pure, safe, beneficial products; as well as testimony to the effectiveness of the products and the honesty of the product information.
I sincerely hope I will not lose a vital source of natural medicinals because of your lawsuit. I would consider that to be a grotesque interference with my right to choose. I have chosen these products, on the basis of a spectrum of information, because those prescribed by M.D.s were eroding my health. An ³N.D.² helped me to regain my health with products that support the immune system rather than weaken it. Please kindly consider these facts and opinions before bringing HHA, and many people like myself, to undeserved harm. Sincerely, D.
Dear Mr. Davis:
I am writing to you regarding the above case number that has been filed against the Herbal Healer Academy (Dr. Marijah McCain ND). I am apalled at the allegations being filed against her. This woman has a vast deal of knowledge that has helped thousands of people including myself. I had an illness and went to several doctors with no improvement. Then I met Dr. McCain and within two weeks symptoms were gone. She has never misrepresented herself on her website or in emails. You should be going after criminals not people that are helping others, you should be ashamed of yourself!
I am going to take a guess, but I am thinking this has all come about because of pressure from the drug companies. What is next, are you going to try and take our books away too?
We are supposed to live in a country of freedom - that means freedom to choose also, doesn't it? If need be I (as I'm sure thousands of others) will make the journey to Arkansas to testify on behalf of Dr. McCain. I hope you will reconsider this terrible lawsuit and go after some real criminals! Very Concerned Citizen D. L.
Dear Dr. McCain, I am so very sorry that you are troubled. Please know you have all the love and prayers I can send to you. I am so enjoying the herbology lessons and I have just ordered the 2nd half. Your dedication and knowledge come through very clearly in these lessons, and I hate to think of the narrow mindedness that has caused these people to behave as they have. With my warmest regards, J C
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