Welcome! One of the many facets of OAMF is to promote informed health care decisions via educational events. We conceptualized our Health Directions Series events for this reason. These events are designed to bring information to the community that may otherwise not be shared in a public forum.
You can now purchase the complete Health Directions Series DVD collection for a discounted price. Shipping is included in the price of the DVD Collection. All DVDs will be shipped directly to the billing address you provide at checkout once the DVD production for our March 12, 2019 Health Directions Series: The Road to Successful Healing event is complete.
Who Is Ohio Advocates For Medical Freedom?
OAMF is a non-partisan group whose purpose is to inform and educate Ohioans about legislative matters that support or infringe upon medical freedom and informed consent rights, and to promote policies insuring that these rights are upheld.
Presenters included in this DVD Collection…
James Lyons-Weiler, PhD
Lecture topic – Avoiding Metal Toxicity in the Age of Aluminum
Diseases of mysterious origin. Epidemics of chronic diseases. Autoimmunity. Alzheimer’s. Parkinson’s. Multiple sclerosis. Intestinal and digestive disorders. What do all of these have in common? Aluminum. After reviewing thousands of studies, and evaluating the science that is supposed to show that aluminum in vaccine do not contribute to the risk of these conditions, Dr. James Lyons-Weiler is coming to share three fundamental realities supported by Science: 1) that population science fails to pick up on causality because it never tests the right hypothesis, 2) that animal models use doses of aluminum to induce some of these conditions on a routine basis, and 3) that the total available Scientific evidence does in fact overwhelmingly support enough of a causal link to take precautionary action against the injection of aluminum into infants, pregnant women, and adults. He corrects some misconceptions about sources of aluminum perpetuated by those who have stated that they do not want the public to know the truth. He will share research with you that points to easy steps we can all take right now to reduce our aluminum body burden by reducing exposure and to carefully help our bodies excrete more aluminum stored in our bones, organs, and brain.
Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD
Lecture topics – Building a Healthy Immune System & Vaccination During Pregnancy and Maternal Immune Activation
Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych will discuss maternal immune activation due to vaccine contaminants and food additives, its potential to affect the offspring’s neurodevelopment, and key factors for maternal immune health.Dr. Obukhanych earned a PhD in Immunology from The Rockefeller University, New York, NY and has held postdoctoral appointments in prominent immunology laboratories affiliated with Harvard Medical School and Stanford University School of Medicine. She is a Founding Director of Physicians for Informed Consent, a non-profit organization of doctors and scientists dedicated to safeguarding informed consent in vaccination. She is the author of e-book Vaccine Illusion, and she lectures frequently at conferences and educational events throughout North America, as well as at Building Bridges in Children’s Health (BBCH), an online community that equips parents with the knowledge of up-to-date science relevant to children’s health in order to empower them in their own communications with medical doctors.
Judy Mikovits, PhD
Lecture Topic – Inflammation: The Beginning of Disease
Dr. Judy Mikovits earned a BA in Chemistry from the University of Virginia. Prior to joining a PhD research program in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at George Washington University, Washington D.C, she went to the National Cancer Institute in Frederick, MD, where she was involved in developing purification methods for interferon-alpha, which became the first immune therapy treatment for leukemia. Her PhD thesis entitled “Negative Regulation of HIV Expression in Monocytes” changed the paradigm for therapeutic treatment of HIV/AIDS. She then dedicated her career to developing therapies for cancer and AIDS, co-authoring more than 55 peer-reviewed scientific publications and 5 book chapters, including seminal papers in immunology, natural products chemistry, epigenetics, and HIV/AIDS drug development. She went on to masterfully demonstrate the relationship between ME/CFS and autism, environmentally acquired immune dysfunction, and chorionic inflammation. Eventually, she was able to isolate murine leukemia retroviruses from patients with autism, cancer, and ME/CFS. She is a co-author of the book “Plague.”
Sherri Tenpenny, DO
Lecture topic – Pertussis Vaccines: Why We Must Stop the Pushy Propaganda
Dr. Sherri J. Tenpenny, is the founder of Tenpenny Integrative Medical Center, a clinic under the name of OsteoMed II. Dr. Tenpenny is a graduate of the University of Toledo and received her training as an osteopathic medical doctor at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Tenpenny is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. She has undertaken many advanced courses in alternative medicine, including acupuncture and complex homeopathy. Prior to her career in alternative medicine, Dr. Tenpenny served as Director of the Emergency Department at Blanchard Valley Regional Hospital Center in Findlay, Ohio. She and a partner opened OsteoMed, a medical practice in Findlay limited to the specialty of osteopathic manipulative medicine. In 1996, Dr. Tenpenny moved to Strongsville, Ohio, expanding her practice to include traditional, complementary and preventive medicine.
Janet Levatin, MD
Lecture Topic – HomeoProphylaxis: A Safe and Effective Alternative to Vaccination
Dr. Janet Levatin has been a holistic pediatrician since 1986, after completing medical school at George Washington University and residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. During her medical training she was not satisfied with having conventional medical approaches as her only tools. This led her to study a variety of other healing arts and ultimately settle on homeopathy as her primary treatment modality. She treats both children and adults with homeopathy as well as herbs, supplements, nutrigenomics and diet modification. After seeing three babies die of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) within 24 hours of being vaccinated, in the 1980s, Dr. Janet embarked on her decades-long, ongoing research into vaccine controversies. She is an outspoken advocate for freedom of choice and full informed consent with respect to all medical procedures, especially vaccination. Dr. Janet has traveled to Haiti and Tanzania to provide homeopathic services. She hopes to spend more time in Africa in the future volunteering with Homeopathy for Health in Africa. While traveling, Dr. Janet stays healthy by eating carefully and using vitamin C, vitamin D, probiotics, and homeoprophylaxis. Currently Dr. Janet works at the Tenpenny Integrative Medical Center in the Cleveland, Ohio area.
Ted Fogarty, MD
Lecture Topic – Regrowing Babies’ Brains: Putting the Pressure On
Dr. Fogarty graduated from The University of Chicago with a degree in Molecular Genetics. He then went to medical school in Omaha at UNMC, followed by a residency in Radiology at Creighton University. Currently, Dr. Fogarty’s medical practice in North Dakota specializes in anything from obstetric and neonatal ultrasounds to functional PET imaging of dementia. As a physician with a metals imaging background and radiation/toxic waveform safety concerns, he has developed the concept of Ethical Vaccinomics as a solution to over-vaccination.
Dr. Paul A. Byrne
Lecture topic – Newborn Hepatitis B Vaccination, Human Papilloma Virus Vaccination, and Aluminum; A Cause For Concern?
Dr. Byrne is a physician who is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. He is the Founder of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the Cardinal Glennon Memorial Hospital for Children in St. Louis Missouri, where he served as Director of the NICU between the years of 1963 to 1980. Dr. Byrne has held numerous teaching positions, including Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at St. Louis University, Creighton University School of Medicine, Oral Roberts University, and the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He is an expert in his field and has pioneered medical advances in the practice of neonatal treatment and care, these accomplishments earned him a listing in advances in medicine, the 1973 annual edition of the Encyclopedia Americana. Dr. Byrne is an avid defender of the right to life from the moment of conception until true death. He has presented testimony on right to life issues before 9 state legislatures, authored and co-authored numerous books, articles in national and international medical journals, and educational materials on the issues surrounding the sacredness of life such as brain death, organ transplants, and anti-abortion.
Ravi Kulasekere PhD, ND, BCHHP
Lecture topic – The Role of Traditional Naturopathy in a Pharmaceutical Driven Healthcare Model
Dr. Ravi Kulasekere is a PhD and a board-certified holistic health practitioner who completed the Doctor of Naturopathy course of study from the Trinity School of Natural Health in Indiana. Prior to becoming a naturopath, he was a board-certified medical physicist, a career that spanned almost 13 years in the field of cancer care. The last five of those years he was the Director of Clinical Medical Physics at Metrohealth Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. In November 2016 he voluntarily left his position as chief medical physicist, and opened his own holistic health practice, Do No Pharm Naturopathy LLC in Lakewood, Ohio. He is also actively involved with Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom. In his spare time, he loves to travel, enjoys gardening, ethnic cooking, astronomy and playing with a toddler and her train set.
Jessica Hutchins, MD
Lecture Topic – Defeating the Odds: Birthing Healthy Kids
Dr. Hutchins is a Graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland, and is a board certified in OB/GYN. She worked at the Institute of Functional Medicine as a certified practitioner, and currently is the medical director and co-founder of Inspire Wellness.
Dr. Kelli Buckner, D.O.
Lecture Topic – Healing through Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy
Dr. Kelli Buckner is board certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with her BS from East Carolina University and later went on to complete her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and her residency at Western Reserve Hospital. Dr. Buckner has held teaching positions at Kent State University, Ohio University, and others. She’s worked professionally in a range of settings, including Akron Urgent Care Centers and Tenpenny Integrative Medical Center. Most recently Dr. Buckner practices medicine at BowTie Medical, in the Cleveland area, which focuses on Homeopathy, Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy, wellness programs, health coaching, telemedicine, and nutrition as an alternative approach to health and wellness from the traditional allopathic approach.
Alison Hazelbaker, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA, CST, RCST
Lecture topic – Overview of Lip & Tongue Tie Related Issues & Treatment
Dr. Hazelbaker has been a therapist for nearly 30 years. She specializes in cross-disciplinary treatment and to that end has taken training in several modalities to best assist her clients. She is a certified Craniosacral Therapist, a Lymph Drainage Therapy practitioner, a Rhythmic Movement Training educator, a certified NOMAS assessor and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Her original research on tongue-tie, done in 1993, has changed clinical practice both in the USA and abroad. She authored the Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function (ATLFF) during her Master’s Degree program. The ATLFF remains the only research-based tongue-tie screening process in infants under 6 months. People recognize her as an expert on infant sucking issues and the treatment of same.
Kate Tietje, Modern Alternative Mama
Lecture topic – Why Access to Natural Health Products is More Crucial than Ever
Kate is the owner of the popular wellness blog, Modern Alternative Mama, and of an herbal business, Earthley. She is also the author of Natural Remedies for Kids, a beginner’s guide to using natural remedies at home. Kate is passionate about medical freedom, and her goal is to increase access to and knowledge of natural health. She’s a homeschooling mother of 6, and her family lives on a small homestead Southeast of Columbus.
Lecture topic – Recovery from Metal Toxicity: A Vaccine Injury Case Study
Scott Shoemaker is a parent researcher and the proud father of three children, living just outside of Columbus, Ohio. When his son was vaccine-injured and diagnosed with an incurable neurodevelopmental disorder at two and a half, he educated himself and turned to biomedical interventions that many doctors warned him against using. He successfully recovered his son in a very short time, baffling the experts, and now spends much of his free time raising awareness by educating and helping parents from all over the world find resources for the same interventions he used. He documented his son’s progress via video from day one, and his case has become one of the most studied cases of autism recovery in the world. After almost 2 million views, his controversial recovery video was censored from search engines and later removed from the online platform it was shared on with no explanation.
Also included in this collection…
- Michael Bailey Jr., “Remembering Big Mike”
- James Lyons-Weller, Ph.D., “Biological Mechanisms of Vaccine Injury & Michael Bailey Sr.’s Experience from a Neuroimmune Perspective”
- Daniel Neides, MD, “A Doctor’s Perspective”
- Maura Urchek, BSN, RN, CCM, “A Nurse’s Perspective”
- Lisa Marks Smith, “Guillain-Barré Syndrome Survivor”
- Alan Phillips, Esq., “Vaccine Rights and EEOC”
- Michelle Cotterman, RN, “Informed Consent and HB193”