Buhner's (herbs) CV and work experience

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cave76
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Buhner's (herbs) CV and work experience

Post by cave76 » Sun 3 Feb 2008 21:09

http://www.gaianstudies.org/stephen.htm


1968-1972 - Majored in the 60s, Berkeley, CA

1972-1975 - Wilderness survival training in Colorado Mountains, rebuilt
turn of the century cabin and learned the forgotten crafts.


1974 - Associate of Arts, Liberal Studies

1975 - Associate of Science (Mathematics)

1981 - Bachelor of Arts, Transcultural Epistemology, Loretto Heights
College (Thesis topic: Transcultural Epistemology of the Sacred Specialists (Shamans) of Non-industrial Cultures.)

Postgraduate training in:

Transactional Analysis

Regressive Treatment Techniques

Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Death and Dying

Biofeedback

Hellerwork Movement Re-education

Clinical Herbalism

Indigenous and Folk Herbalism

Nonlinear dynamics of organ systems

Fractal physiology

The heart as an organ of perception

Molecular self-organization

The use of direct perception in diagnosis and healing

Earth-centered Spirituality and Ceremony

Cultural Expressions of Nature Spirituality

Cross-cultural Contemplative Spirituality


History of the Christian Church 1100-1880

Impacts of Monotheism on Western Civilization

Contemplative Christianity and the Desert Fathers

Origins of the Inquisition

History of Medicine

History of Licensure in Healing in the United States

Legal Dynamics and the History of American Medicine

Informed Consent: History and Current Applications

The Limits of Reductionism in Healing

Origins of Racism

Science, Christianity, and Culture

Plant Dynamics in Ecosystems

Gaian Pattern Dynamics in Microcosm and Macrocosm

Non-linear Epistemologies of Culture in the Apprehension of Nature

Human Physiology as a Microcosm of Gaian Ecosystems

Chemical Linguistics - Molecular Veriditas

The nonlinearity of Nature

The ecological function of the human species

The Art of Non-fiction

The Art of Fiction

The History of the Book

Patterns of Trance Technique in Fiction

Embedded Communication, Layering, Foreshadowing in Fiction and Non-Fiction

On the Necessity of Moral Non-fiction

Nature Writing and the Roots of American Environmentalism


1975-1984 Restored mansions and built one-of-a-kind furniture as art forms

1985-1996 Full time psychotherapist in private practice

1984-1989 Rare books and manuscripts dealer

1990-2000 Clinical herbalist in private practice

1992-1994 Faculty, Rocky Mountain Center for Botanic Studies, Boulder, CO (RMCBS)

1994-1997 Adjunct faculty, RMCBS

1990-1995 President Colorado Association of Holistic HealingProfessionals

1990-1995 Editor of association journal "The Healer's Review"

1990-1995 Lobbyist on alternative medicine and informed consent to Colorado legislature

1998-2001 Adjunct Faculty Sage Mountain Herbal School (VT)

2001-2003 Adjunct faculty Dreamtime Center for Herbal Studies (D.C.)

1996-date Full time writer, lecturer, teacher

1990-date Senior researcher Foundation for Gaian Studies

[cave note---- the item I like the most is:

****1968-1972 - Majored in the 60s, Berkeley, CA****

Can we guess what he majored in? :)]

kelmo
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Re: Buhner's (herbs) CV and work experience

Post by kelmo » Sun 3 Feb 2008 22:46

I'm afraid to say anything, because it may end up on Lymenet. And, for the record, I don't know anything about the man other than what I have read, and he probably has some very helpful protocols and adjuncts to healing.

But, I'm guessing he listened to Cheech and Chong

cave76
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Re: Buhner's (herbs) CV and work experience

Post by cave76 » Mon 4 Feb 2008 1:07

****I'm afraid to say anything, because it may end up on Lymenet.*****

That's why I don't say anything I don't want to end up on Lymenet. :D

Hi, TerriK, Truthfinder et al. Oh, and Tincup. :)

Cheech and Chong---- about right. LOL

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Re: Buhner's (herbs) CV and work experience

Post by Greatcod » Mon 4 Feb 2008 1:25

I think we need to do a series of trading cards of Lyme alternative healers..I'll give you two Klinghardt's for a Buhner..all right, I 'll throw in a Royal Rife.
At least we'd be able to keep track of these folks and what they do...

cave76
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Re: Buhner's (herbs) CV and work experience

Post by cave76 » Mon 4 Feb 2008 1:40

Boy Howdy!!! I've been following the tangled trail of who owns what (in the alternative 'nutrition' field.).

Whew---- talk about incestuous. LOL

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Re: Buhner's (herbs) CV and work experience

Post by minitails2 » Mon 4 Feb 2008 2:04

Oh Cavey,
There are so many things to love. Thank you, thank you. Perhaps first on my list is when I went to see what Loretto college is I discovered it closed and has been absorbed by Regis University (CO). Some of the alum of Loretto, pained to see their quirky little school gone, have created an organization called: The SOL Committee. I'm not talkin' sun here, so if you're not sure what that means in English, feel free to PM me.

From Cathlic-forum.com Loretto Heights College

Loretto, Colorado. Founded as the Loretto Heights Academy under the direction of Mother Pancratia Bonfils and the Sisters of Loretto as a private Catholic school for girls. Established as a college in 1918, conducted by the Sisters of Loretto. Included a preparatory school; college of arts and sciences; extension course; summer school. Administration was turned over to a lay board in 1968, and the first male students admitted in 1970. The College closed in 1988 with some of its programs being transferred to Regis University. (my note: Regis gave out Loretto degrees until 1991 and now it appears that someone in Denver is trying to resurrect this fine institution and have a current student population of 13).

I also had to see what "Hellerwork" was. It's amazing, it was founded by a guy named Joseph Heller! Wow.
Here's a brief description from their site (hellerwork): "Deep tissue bodywork combined with movement education and dialogue of the mind/body connection guides you to new options, both physically and emotionally." Don't ask me.

My favorite though, is when he speaks Philosophy: Non-linear Epistemologies of Culture in the Apprehension of Nature. You know I'll be whispering that phrase in someone's ear soon. I wonder what his apprehension of the epistemologies of "linear" are in this culture, whatever "this" may mean in this context. I wonder how he defines nature? Are we, as human beings, nature, or are we separate and distinct from nature? Is it really only one or the other? I wonder if he explores the variety possible and the impossibility of understanding that very diversity in the apprehension of Nature. Is his hat part of nature? Is his beard of nature or, not of nature? Do you think he'd exhange email with me? I could keep this up forever and it might prevent him from writing another book, and therefore stopping him from apprehending the nature of nature disrespectfully by misusing nature for his own ends.

I seem to hear screaming coming from my screen. It seems to be saying stop, just stop. :o

Kelmo, I think it's safe to say he listened to a lot of C & C which may be the best thing about him.

Oh well, there seem to be a few people around who like his ideas and he sure knows how to market them very well. He doesn't look all that different from some the men around here where I live, even that hat. If he was here though, it would probably be Rasta.

Cavey, I'm sure he was just one of the great unwashed hanging out, looking hungry and dirty back in the day. I was pretty young but the memory of the hippies in SF, Berkely, and other places is firmly entrenched in the pungency of the tribe. :?

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Re: Buhner's (herbs) CV and work experience

Post by minitails2 » Mon 4 Feb 2008 2:12

I forgot something, I was in a daze from his brilliance or sense of marketing. Anyway, he wrote on his "cv"

1972-1975 - Wilderness survival training in Colorado Mountains, rebuilt
turn of the century cabin and learned the forgotten crafts.

If they were forgotten, how did he learn them??? :mrgreen:

Also, do you think anybody has every explained what "Post Graduate" and "cv" actually mean??

Just a thought or two. :D

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Re: Buhner's (herbs) CV and work experience

Post by cave76 » Mon 4 Feb 2008 4:48

mini asked:

*****If they were forgotten, how did he learn them???*****

It come from smoking those little funny -ooking cigarettes. You can learn lots of stuff while smoking those.

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Re: Buhner's (herbs) CV and work experience

Post by Nick » Sun 17 Feb 2008 23:49

I think the posters who are sounding so negative in this thread should read Buhners book 'Healing Lyme'. This negative, prejucided attitude seems to be very common with US posters on this blog for everything considered 'alternative' and I think it is not wise. Oh well, I have read from people on Lymenut who discredit Buhner, without reading anything from him, simply because of the picture that is on the back of his last book that looks too 'alternative'.

Healing Lyme is the best Lyme book I have read to date, with a very clear presentation of the biochemical/microbiological issues in Lyme disease. The book has very good scientific backing and a big list of scientific publications (often in major scientific papers, not just fake alternative writing) about the medical/biochemical actions of the herbs that he recommends for Lyme. It really puts most of the IDSA and many ILADS 'science' to shame. I think there is a lot in this book and in the Buhner protocol that will prove valuable in the future.

As they say, we know that at least 50% of current (official) medical science will be proved garbage in the next generation; unfortunately we don't know which part. IMHO there is more hard science behind some of the herbal supplements in this book (like resveratrol) than for the general prolonged use of antibiotics against the Bb spirochete. A spirochete is not a normal bacterium and knowledge about effects of most AB on them in vivo is very limited; also there are side effects on our body with prolonged AB use that we know very little about.

As a biochemist I can assure you that he knows and understands the science of Lyme disease better than most posters on this board; there are a few very minor glitches in the book but nothing wrong as far as I can see. Just for the record, he started out studying mathematics but soon realised the severe limitations of 'hard science' for the issues that interested him and then went on to other subjects. His involvement with herbal medicine etc. seems to come from his grandfather who was a doctor and herbalist.

Buhner acknowledges that almost anything in Lyme is open to debate, and tries to present both sides for some of the controversial issues. Although he is in general strongly opposed to widespread use of antibiotics, he clearly says that Lyme disease is one of the few cases where he thinks an exception is necessary. He promotes the Buhner protocol in addition to antibiotics, or instead of AB for those who have relapsed from AB or cannot tolerate them. He does not make empty promises, he does not make any money from this protocol except from the direct sales of the book (which is not a huge payoff considering the huge amount of work that clearly went into it). The protocol is relatively cheap (not covered by medical insurance of course, but cheaper than most antibiotics, Cowden protocol, Nutramedix stuff etc.). Buhner also answers questions relating to Lyme/Buhner protocol for free on a website.

DISCLAIMER: I'm biased because I started on the Buhner protocol one month ago (I'm not at full dose yet). I am seeing very clear progress, something I could not say during/after more than a year on antibiotics. One month does not say much, I don't have complete recovery (probably some long term damage to skin and connective tissues remaining) and I could relapse. I will not claim progress is just because of the Buhner protocol because I did take antibiotics, and some vitamins/supplements, before. I read his book more than a year ago and followed the reports on the yahoo Buhner group; the results from the protocol seem very similar to those from people on antibiotics, without the sometimes severe side effects.

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Re: Buhner's (herbs) CV and work experience

Post by cave76 » Mon 18 Feb 2008 1:15

Nick--- I hope you have continued success with Buhner's protocols. Many have.

You said:
*****This negative, prejucided attitude seems to be very common with US posters on this blog for everything considered 'alternative' and I think it is not wise.*****

There's a whole lotta history behind that seemingly 'prejudiced and negative' attitude from some of us ex-pats from Lymenet usa. :) I know that a cursory sampling of any LNUSA posts about 'alternative' protocols would probably make an outsider think that the "US posters" here automatically dismiss and poke fun at any and all herbal or supplemental protocols.

Absolutely not true.

That person can stop reading right here if his or her mind is already made up. :)

If anyone would take the time to peruse all the posts concerning alternative methods on LNUSA it will be seen that the posts and the posters concentrated on by us 'Negative Nellys' or 'Neds were from people who rabidly defended their right to espouse some possibly dangerous protocols, electronic devices, potions, concoctions, strange enemas etc. in such a way that it even seemed as if they had logic and reason on their side. :) With nothing to go on but testimonials and a money grubbing web site entrepreneur. Buhner's protocol just got lumped with them---- more by those strange thinkers than by me or anyone else here.

About Buhner----- of all the herbal 'protocols' out there, I have to agree that his does sound POSSIBLY one of the better ones, although I don't think I'd take everything at face value, just as I don't take all science at face value.

May I point out a couple of areas that you're totally wrong about:

1. No one I know, myself included, eschews "everything" (your word) alternative. But the Alternavistas just love to say that. I'm dismayed that you said that, since you know so little about most of them, myself included.

2. Most of them, myself included, use or have used some supplemental/herbal/alternative methods. Perhaps you didn't read all my posts at Lymenet USA---just as some of the more vocal (and least reliable people) there haven't. Doesn't make as good a 'headline', does it? :)

3. In response to your facile statement: Oh well, I have read from people on Lymenut who discredit Buhner, without reading anything from him, simply because of the picture that is on the back of his last book that looks too 'alternative'.---Well, that's only partly true! My reason for posting his picture and CV (if that's what it can be called!) was simply because I was tired of hearing about what a 'genius' he was from one of the less genius-types on Lymenet. :)

Yeah--- it was a little 'over the top'. :D But you have to understand that I'm only human and that picture was too good to pass up---- PLUS the 'CV". :D

Again, go to Lymenet usa and read all the threads. Oh, wait!!! You can't. A lot got deleted, which is a favorite pastime at Lymenet for people who don't want to leave a written record of just how nasty they can be. And the moderators join in that fun fest. LOL

Nick--- I've always thought of you as someone used deductive reasoning. In this case you're far far off the mark and jumped to some amazing conclusions with almost no facts behind them.

Walk a mile in someone's shoes-----etc. AND be aware of the history.

Again---- best of luck with your Buhner trial.

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