Selling the Magic Bullet
Billions of dollars are spent each year in an attempt to convince the public
(and doctors) that a magic bullet "breakthrough" is in the offing.
Just a few more billions, another decade or two for "proper" research,
the brightest research crew, and …"you could be saved any day
now, hallelujah!" We'll call this Magic Bullet, Type I.
"Just ask your doctor if xyztuvwp isn't right for you!" Aside
from a long list of whispered, damaging side-effects, xyztuvwp is really a form
of a magic bullet, too! We'll call this Magic Bullet, Type II.
So we have two kinds of magic bullets huckstered daily, year in and year out.
Type I will cure most any kind of degenerative disease such as cancer, arthritis,
diabetes, and so on. Just spend enough money for "research," and
we'll get there together. Type II will "cure" what ails you
now! "Dr. So-and-so is really a bright man, and he said to take xyztuvwp." "I
feel so much better now and relieved that I no longer have to worry over qrjuve!"
Whether the words are spoken or not, we are to understand that Magic Bullet
Type I only requires money, time, and brains. Whereas Magic Bullet Type II
will work immediately, never mind that it is not a true Magic Bullet, but only
a symptom-reliever, and that, while the underlying biological disturbance is
hidden and continuing, it also adds more biological problems for which additional
Magic Bullet Type IIs may be required.
Magic Bullet Type I is usually a con job.
Magic Bullet Type II is a lie, passing itself off as a Type I.
Do Magic Bullets Exist?
Semmelweis developed a magic bullet. He washed his hands before delivering
babies after having dissected cadavers. Childbed fever dropped "magically." Vitamin
C is a magic bullet against scurvy. Indeed, most of the vitamins are magic
bullets against specific "lack-of" diseases. They are also magic
bullets against many other potential health problems. For example, vitamin
A, when taken by a pregnant woman, can help prevent Spina Bifida in newborns.
Vitamin C, when taken in sufficient quantity, can strengthen the immune system
so that many microorganism-based diseases are defeated. Properly grown, stored,
and prepared foods are also magic bullets for a wide variety of ailments,
especially when enzymes, vitamins, and minerals are present and absorbed
by the patient. Specific antibiotics, such as penicillin, can be magic bullets
against bacteria that have not yet learned to adapt to its deadly influence.
A wonderful, woefully underused magic bullet is injectable dilute hydrochloric
acid. It will stimulate macrophages and leukocytes to defeat virtually any
bacterial invasion, whether they have adapted to antibiotics or not. (See "Three
Years of HCl Therapy." Available at: http://www.arthritistrust.org and, beginning this month, at www.townsendletter.com.) Antigen-specific colostrum
is a fabulous magic bullet when properly used and administered. Complement
prepared from any number of antigens surrounds and kills organisms immediately
without passing through the long, tedious, often defective process of vaccination,
incubation, and, finally, protection. (See "Universal Oral Vaccine." Available
at: http://www.arthritistrust.org, "Articles" tab.) Heparin used
externally and internally on recent burns, even severe ones, results in less
pain, faster healing, and zero scar tissue. (See "A Burning Issue," Townsend
Letter for Doctors & Patients," October
2005:66; also at http://www.arthritistrust.org, "Articles" tab.)
So, do Magic Bullets exist? The answer is, YES! But they are seldom Type
I and never Type II.
Primary Methods of Wonderful Cures from Alternative/Complementary
Practitioners of alternative/complementary medicine utilize a wide
variety of techniques to assist their patients toward wellness – to name just
a few: kinesthiology, electrodermal screening, diet control along with determination
of needed vitamins and minerals (orthomolecular medicine), Oriental medicine
(herbs & diagnosis), acupuncture, electromagnetic frequen-cies, wave forms
and polarities, biological dentistry, anti-candida treatments, anti-allergy
treatments, and so on. All these processes directly or indirectly have, as
an end result, the literal formation of the same magic bullet that guarantees
restoration of good health.
The Acidic/Alkalinity State
Let's consider "diet control along with determination of needed
vitamins and minerals and proper nutrition (orthomolecular medicine)" to
illustrate the problems faced by the practitioner and the patient. Basic to
everything is the physician's goal of having the patient achieve an alkaline
systemic state. The problem of patient system acidity is a worrisome one for
any doctor. Other than required stomach acid, system acidity promotes ill-health
and prevents cellular repair. Alkalinity promotes good health and assists cellular
Litmus is a paper impregnated with a chemical that changes color as the acidity,
or hydrogen-ion concentration, of the fluid being tested increases or decreases.
Using this test paper, you can see that a blue 7.5 to 7.0 test indicates a
mild alkaline to neutral normal test. A green 6.5 to yellow 4.5 test indicates
increasing acidic and abnormal tests.
Take a small piece of litmus paper and place some saliva on it at a time when
the saliva is not dominated by either drink or food. Match the resulting color
against the colors shown on the litmus paper spool. A dark purple color means
one has sufficient alkalinity. The more closely the color matches the other
end (yellow), the more acidity one has.1 After you've tested yourself,
you probably won't be very surprised or excited. However, here's
another simple test you can try: test the clean saliva of a baby, then a two-
or three-year-old, a six-year-old, a 12-year-old, a 20-year-old, and so on,
up to that of a subject your age. Unless the testee is unhealthy, generally
you'll find that your litmus paper begins as dark purple and, by a continuous
spectrum, grades itself through green and yellow as you pass from the baby
to you. Contrary to your first possible surmise, any color other than dark
purple is not really healthy.2
Most alternative/complementary health professionals know the importance of
changing from an acidic to an alkaline condition. Regardless of what specialties
the health professional prefers, the major method used to achieve the alkaline
condition is an allergy-free, good diet and the addition of necessary enzymes,
vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids. There certainly is no reason
or valid argument to change this approach, but it does have stressful potential
1. The patient cannot stay on the diet.
2. Tension, worry, and emotional upset or physical injury or over-stressed
muscle fascia, tendon, or other tissues, such as those within internal organs,
can switch the patient from alkaline to acidic rapidly.
3. The length of time for reversal from acidic to alkalinity works against
the willingness of the patient to comply.
Considering all the above factors, this magic bullet usually works at a pace
that could never be fired from a gun.
Can Acidic to Alkaline Change be Faster, Safer, and Effective?
William H. Philpott, MD, believes that, during his forty years of medical practice
and many years of experimentation with static magnets, he has isolated the
rules for more rapidly and safely bringing about an alkaline condition. Many
of his conclusions are surprising, but all are easily testable.
Let's look at his conclusions:
1. During sleep, our bodies are supposed to return to an alkaline condition;
during waking hours, we build up an acidic condition. A healthy body should
balance the two conditions.
2. Sleep is our primary healing period.
3. Magnets have two poles: the South (S) and North (N) poles. To avoid confusion,
Dr. Philpott sometimes calls the magnetic compass South pole, the "South-seeking
pole," and the magnetic compass North pole, the "North-seeking
pole." More accurately, he says, "A magnetometer is used to identify
positive (+) and negative (-) magnetic poles. A magnetometer is a scientific
instrument that identifies magnetic polarity in terms of electromagnetic polarity,
which is positive (+) and negative (-) rather than the geographic compass needle
identification of north and south."4 Dr. Philpott explains, "There
is a need to understand the navigational error in identifying the magnetic
poles as well as the parallel identification in identifying DC electrical current
poles and DC static field permanent magnet poles made from the DC current.
To those who have examined for and identified the distinctly opposite biological
responses to opposite magnetic fields, the separate identification of the magnetic
poles is an important must. To those not experienced in the knowledge of separate
biological responses to opposite magnetic poles, the magnetic poles and the
gauss levels needed for these responses is making biophysics a predictable
science parallel to the predictable industrial application of magnetics."4
4. Other than those studying atomic forces, students are not taught the biological
difference, or any other difference, between the effects of one pole or another;
and, indeed, there appears to be no difference when a piece of iron is exposed
to either pole. Both attract the iron.
5. However, there is a very important difference of these two poles on cellular
biology as well as direction of rotation of electrons and ions. The South-seeking
pole sets up conditions to alkalinize the body, whereas the North-seeking pole
sets up conditions to acidify the body. Alkalization leads to healing of many
illnesses, while acidification leads to setting the stage, the terrain, for
establishment of many illnesses. Dr. Philpott says, "This is paralleled
and demonstrated to be true in an electrolysis unit. The positive electric
pole is surrounded by a positive magnetic field. The pH of the fluid at that
area becomes a pH of 2, w hich is markedly acidic, and the pH around the negative
electrode with its negative magnetic field surrounding it becomes a pH of 8.
Therefore, we do have evidence that this is correct. That the negative electromagnetic
pole, with its negative magnetic field or negative ions is alkalinizing and
that a positive electromagnetic field with its positive magnetic field and
positive ions is acidifying…. It was of interest that the doctor of whom
I treated his heart, [sic] resolving the atheromatous plaques in his arteries,
had a blood pH of 8. A blood pH of 7.5 is the usual, normal pH. It doesn't
hurt if the pH is up to 8."7
6. Grave errors are made by those who sell or use magnets when they
(a) mix positive and negative static magnets, or
(b) use the positive pole on their bodies.
7. The positive magnetic field rotates ions clockwise, a dextrotatory motion.
The negative magnetic field rotates ions counter-clockwise, a levorotatary
motion. Human cells and their physiology much prefer levorotary chemicals.
In fact, in most instances, the human body will reject the dextrorotary chemicals.3
(Consider vitamins and supplements labeled as "d-" or "l-" and
the damaging consequence of using the d- form as opposed to the l- form.) For
human use, amino acids and fats are required to be the levorotary forms.
8. Except for a very short period of time, and for only specialized purposes – to
stimulate neuronal and catabolic glandular functions – the positive magnetic
pole should never be used on cellular biology.
9. Both the positive pole and the negative pole seem to eliminate pain, but
they do so in two, fundamentally different, biological ways:
a. Pain is reduced or eliminated by the positive pole by increasing endorphins,
the body's natural pain opiate. Even wise medical doctors have been found
hooked on their own endorphins (addicted) when relying daily on the positive
magnetic pole for pain relief.
b. The negative pole reduc es or eliminates pain by changing systemic acidification
to that of an alkaline state.
10. Both the positive and negative magnetic field are "dose dependent," that
is, the stronger the magnetic field, the faster their action – positive
to destroy, negative to heal.
11. The biological response to a positive magnetic field is acid-hypoxia: acidification
+ reduction in oxygen availability.
12. The biological response to a negative magnetic field is alkaline-hyperoxia:
alkalization + increase in oxygen availability.
13. Acid-hypoxia leads to many forms of degenerative disease. Thus, the almost
superhuman effort of alternative/complementary health professionals to flip
their patient's acid-hypoxia to alkaline-hyperoxia.
14. The human body does not need a frequency, polarity, wave form, et al. from
a Rife-type source, as the human brain establishes its own frequency from static
magnetic sourc es – its own fields and the earth's magnetic field.
About 30% of human energy derives from the earth's magnetic field; for
sharks, it's about 90%.
15. Continuous (or long-time) exposure to negative polarity of reasonably high
strength produces long-time alkalinity-hyperoxia, which has been shown to cure
cancer and many other degenerative diseases.
16. Continuous (or long-time) exposure to negative polarity of reasonably high
strength has been shown to kill every form of invasive microorganism (except
the "good-guys" in the intestinal tract), whether or not embedded
in the nerve structure, and to do so safely, without damaging Herxheimer effect.
17. A positive magnetic field is a signal of injury sent to the brain. But
no healing-repair can occur due to the positive magnetic production of acid-hypoxia
when a positive polarity is persistently used. When the brain receives the
positive polarity sign al, it returns a signal of negative polarity, which
is required for healing to begin, as it imposes an alkaline-hyperoxia for oxidative
phosphorylation production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate).
Dr. Philpott's conclusions
are consistent with and confirm the work of physicist Albert Roy
Davis and medical doctor Robert O.
Extracts from Case Histories
Melanoma (Cancer of Skin) (from "Magnetics and Melanoma: Katherine's
Frightening Dilemma"):5 Dr. Philpott's wife, Katherine, developed
a rapidly growing melanoma on the forehead which gave every evidence of being
malignant. Lessons learned: treated only at night, first used neodymium disc
negative magnet pole was under-strength and too small an area. Apparently killed
the melanoma where the magnet covered but not at edges, which were uncovered
and which continued to expand. Using a 1-1/2" negative magnetic pole
across the whole melanoma and 3/8" thick of 3,950 gauss, she was treated
24 hours daily, requiring one month. Ten weeks after daily treatment, the tumor
had dried up, and skin had grown under the tumor.
Candidiasis: Patient's stool sample contained multiple, injurious, disease-producing
microorganisms, including the fungus Candida albicans. Patient slept on 70
bed magnets for three months and then took another stool sample. Gastrointestinal
symptoms had faded, and her culture contained no injurious microorganisms but
did contain the "good-guys" microflora.5
Heart Attack: Doctor had heart attack and bypass surgery.5 One artery not bypassed
was 50% closed. He wore a 4" X 6" X 1/2" negative magnetic
pole continuously, day and night. Nine months later, the artery left 50% closed
was now 100% open.
Dr. Philpott's experimental work, including both rotation diets and magnetics,
has covered many aspects of healing, including, but not limited to, addiction,
Alzheimer's, allergies, cancer, detoxification, diabetes, emotional disorders,
fibromyalgia, gastrointestinal problems, inflammation, liver disorders, major
mental disorders, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, pelvic disorders, sleep,
stress, universal sensitivity reactors, and viral encephalitis.5
How can one treatment be so fundamental?
An acidic-hypoxia state deposits amyloid tissue in the brain, plaques in the
arteries, deposits in joints, gall bladder, kidneys and so forth. An alkaline-hyperoxia
state dissolves all of the above deposits.
Investigate New Drug Program
The story of Dr. Philpott's conversion from a strait-laced, drug-oriented
psychiatrist to one who actually solves problems via rotation diets and magnetics
is extremely fascinating and reflects the inherent self-honesty of a physician
who is most interested in patient wellness. (This story can be found at http://www.arthritistrust.org, "Research" tab,
William H. Philpott, MD.)
But how did this doctor achieve such a broad range of research subjects? Prior
to approving a new treatment for a patient, the Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) requires (1) assurance of safety and (2) review and acceptance by an
institutional review board. Upon receiving these two factors, the FDA assigns
an Investigate New Drug (IND) number to the patient test.6 Once the Magnetic
Resonance Imaging (MRI) was approved by the FDA, essentially pronounced safe
for human use, then Dr. Philpott knew that his magnetics program would also
fall within the same approved category. He asked the FDA for an IND for use
of magnetics on human problems. The FDA told him that he could proceed without
an IND and that the FDA had classified the application of magnets to humans
as harmless, calling it "not essentially harmful." Since he was
dealing with a non-injurious, non-prescription item, he did not need to report
to them until sufficient data was successfully published in peer-reviewed literature.
Then he could provide the FDA with reports, and they would act on them to make
a statement that would also satisfy insurance companies regarding safety and
Dr. Philpott did establish an Institutional Review Board consisting of experts
who would be familiar with magnetics and medicine. Dr. Philpott also disagrees
with the FDA that open use of magnetics is essentially harmless, as he's
satisfied himself that the positive polarity can be quite damaging when applied
in strength for lengthy periods. The positive polarity can be both addictive
as well as acidifying, thus leading to the broad spectrum of health problems
related to acidification.
Apparently the FDA has itself in a Catch-22 on this one. Until a peer-reviewed
medical magazine publishes Dr. Philpott's data, they will not be able
to advise or protect folks from magnetic polarity misuse. They obviously consider
positive polarity applications on human biology as "essentially safe," even
though Dr. Philpott's data demonstrates that it is not safe.
Although Dr. Philpott is retired from practice, any he alth professional who
wishes has been able to write to Dr. Philpott for a recommended protocol for
a specific health problem. On receiving Dr. Philpott's recommendation,
the health professional is then free to apply the magnetic protocol to the
patient, reporting back to Dr. Philpott at periodical intervals. Also, there
appears to be no hindrance against individuals obtaining a protocol from Dr.
Philpott independent of health professionals. By this means, Dr. Philpott has
been able to cover a very wide range of health problems and has learned a great
deal about the need for a negative magnetic field by the human body. His motto
is quite interesting: "I do not claim that magnets cured you; you claim
that magnets cured you."5
Polar-Powered Magnets Catalog
Although it's possible to purchase magnets of the right size and gauss
strength from numerous industrial magnet suppliers, Dr. Philpott, through his
son-in-law, has over time conveniently worked out different mag-netic flux
delivery methods, magnet sizes, and strengths for many different health protocols.
The catalog, together with many articles and protocols can all be found at
our website: http://www.arthritistrust.org, "Research" tab, William
H. Philpott, MD.
So – Can Acid
to Alkaline Change be Faster, Safer, and Effective?
Apparently the answer is "yes!" Acidic-to-alkaline systemic changes
are a genuine Type I Magic Bullet and can be faster, safer, and effective when
assisting the patient to change from an acid-hypoxia to an alkaline-hyperoxia
systemic state! The only defect in this particular Magic Bullet Type I seems
to be that it doesn't require billions of dollars for research, nor a
huge bureaucratic, intertwined medical establishment.
Dr. Philpott's Comparison
Between Sustained Biological Applications of the Positive Pole and Negative
Pole, (Table 1, a 68KB .pdf) clearly summarizes most of his
Author's note: Retired physician/psychiatrist
(1990) William H. Philpott, MD, founding member of the Academy of
fellow of the Orthomolecular Psychiatric Society and the Society of
Environmental Medicine and Toxicology, and life member of the American
Psychiatric Association, author of Brain Allergies, Victory
and numerous articles and booklets on food allergies and magnetism
received the Linus Pauling Award in 1998 from the Orthomolecular Health
1. Micro Essential Labs, 4224 Ave. H, Brooklyn, NY 11210, 718-338-3618;
Fax: 718-682-4491. Specify paper pH 4.5 to 7.5.
2. See Carl J. Reich, MD, articles at http://www.arthritistrust.org, "Research".
3. Levorotary: turning toward the left or counterclockwise; especially:
rotating the plane of polarization of light to the left. Dextrorotary:
turning clockwise or toward the right; especially: rotating the plane
of polarization of light toward the right.
4. Proteins consist of long chains of amino acid units with particular
sequences and three-dimensional shapes. Most naturally occurring proteins
have a shape referred to as "L-" or "levorotatory," meaning "left
rotational," whereas synthetic forms of proteins typically are "D-" or "dextrotatory," meaning "right
rotational." Some of the amino acids found in plants also are
D- rather than L- in structure. These are mirror images of each other,
just as are gloves made for the left and right hands. With special
exceptions, the L- forms of amino acids are the human body's
5. Confusion lies with the prior compass definition that the South-seeking
pole (-) must be a North and the North-seeking pole (+) must be a South.
6. See Philpott's "The Definition of Magnetic Polarity
as Used in Human Physiology."
7. In 1600, William Gilbert (DE MAGNETE) was the first to point out
that the navigator oriented himself with the compass needle pointing
toward north, which he called north, when in fact the compass needle
pointed north is a south magnetic field. See (http://www.arthritistrust.org, "Research" tab,
William H. Philpott, MD.)
8. Several scientists throughout the years have identified this error
in naming the magnetic poles. This error in identifying poles still
persists as tradition.
9. The physicist, B. Gelaney (New Encyclopedia
Britannica 1986, Vol.
VIII, pages 274-275) again identified this geographic error in identifying
magnetic poles and termed it 'semantic confusion.' To avoid
this semantic confusion, he recommended using the electrical polarity
definition of positive (+) and negative (-) as applicable to magnetic
poles in which a positive electric pole (+) is also a positive magnetic
pole (+qM) and a negative electric pole (-) is also a negative magnetic
pole (-qM). 'M' stands for magnetism."
10. See http://www.arthritistrust.org, "Research" tab,
William H. Philpott, MD.
11. IND means "Investigate New Drug," even though the method
proposed may not involve drugs.
12. William H. Philpott, personal letter, dated October 12, 2005.