Our team comes from a variety of scientific, medical, and nonmedical backgrounds. We’ve come together to investigate how the kinds of disease-reversal which we and many forward-thinking physicians and patients have seen might be reliably demonstrated through controlled clinical trials. We hold that the kind of medicine we advocate is a necessary adjustment to widely-practiced evidence-based medicine. We seek to correct four primary shortcomings of EBM:
- A bias towards symptom-management and away from addressing potentially resolvable environmental causes of chronic disease.
- A bias towards patentable drugs and away from unpatentable natural medicines.
- A gross underappreciation of the extent of harm, fraud, bias, fallacy, unreliability, and lack of usefulness that plagues much of published medical research and commonly practiced medicine.
- A naive understanding of decision analysis that leads to practically equating an optimal medical decision with using only “proven” therapies.
Facing the prospect of a slow and miserable death, David dropped out of school and entered a world of unconventional medicine, especially the chronic Lyme and associated diseases community. For the first time in his life, his health stabilized and began to trend upward. He went back to school and finished his MS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at UC Berkeley in 2009. Afterwards, he worked on and off as a biopharmaceutical manufacturing consultant. But mostly, he was occupied with improving his own health, studying medicine, and living in an ashram. Serendipitously, David helped a "terminally" bedridden cancer patient achieve durable remission using natural medicine. He soon found himself being frequently solicited for health advice. Over the coming years, he saw symptoms and diagnoses disappear and life expectancies be dramatically exceeded. He likewise met many patients and physicians who had similar experiences reversing chronic disease. As such, the idiosyncrasies of modern medicine became all the more visible, and the disillusionment severe, as these recoveries almost never had anything to do with conventional treatment. What were these people doing right? And could it be systematized as to make such recoveries highly replicable? Afterall, many who bucked the system hadn't gotten well. David became fixated with trying to answer these questions and ultimately developed what appeared to be a working methodology. Gradually he came to envision bringing about a dramatic change in medical thinking by producing a series of compelling multi-interventional clinical trials that substantiate an environmental model of chronic disease and a novel form of decision analysis that it implies. For this, David founded EMR in late 2018. He hopes to serve the critical mass of demand for this type of research. David lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Robert Jay Rowen, M.D., is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, acquiring double board certifications (and recertifications) in Family Practice, and Emergency Medicine, and additionally in Clinical Metal Toxicology. Dr. Rowen is affectionately known as “The Father of Medical Freedom” for pioneering the nation’s first statutory protection for alternative medicine in 1990. He survived multiple attacks by "quackbusters" and a hostile medical profession. Two years later, Alaska’s governor Hickel appointed him to a term on the Alaska State Medical Board against again contentious opposition of organized medicine. The appointment survived a legislative battle due to overwhelming public support.
He is internationally known for his clinical practice and teaching in oxidation medicine, especially ozone therapy, as well as all aspects of integrative medicine. He was the Oxidation Workshop chairman for ACAM, and teaches oxidation to interested professionals in hands-on sessions quarterly in his office. He was editor-in-chief of the highly respected Second Opinion Newsletter from 2000 until August 2014.
In October 2014, he traveled to Sierra Leone to bring ozone therapy to the Ebola epidemic. His team has cured 5 of 5 people with Ebola, a 100% recovery rate, and published it in the African Journal of Infectious Diseases: Vol 10, No 1 (2016)
He currently practices integrative medicine with his beloved physician wife, Terri Su, MD, in Santa Rosa, California.
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