David Noakes and the GcMAF controversy – Exclusive (Part 2)

Catherine HallFinally, the views of Catherine Hall can be read below.

“Hi Emma

See below for the statement I published in the Guernsey Branch newsletter. As you will see it is expressed in very moderate and neutral terms. I am only too aware of the polarised opinions that parents have about autism. I am in a very different place myself in terms of knowledge, understanding and personal perspective on autism to where I was 15 years ago when I was trying to cope with two small boys with autism and a new baby.
I can readily understand how parents are desperate to find solutions, how unsupported they can feel and how vulnerable they are to the idea that there might be a quick fix solution to the challenges they and their child face.

I am not against any appropriate intervention or treatment that might help people with autism. I am however against the exploitation of vulnerable children and the sale of untested and potentially dangerous experimental products.

GcMAF is, as David Noakes is at pains to point out, a naturally occurring part of the immune system. This is probably the only thing he has said that I could agree with. It is clear that the has no real understanding of the complexity and range of neuro developmental differences that occur within the umbrella diagnosis of autism. The rationale for the use of GcMAF to treat autism is based on the unsubstantiated opinion that autism is a disease caused by viruses and the unproven theory that giving additional GcMAF can stimulate the bodies own immune system to fight this supposed viral disease.

GcMAF is derived from human blood, it is administered via injection, nebuliser or suppository which means it has to be classified as a medicinal product. As is has not been fully tested for safety or efficiency it remains an experimental product and should only be used to treat people under full medical supervision as part of clinical trials.

The only published study I can find on the use of GcMAF in autism is a small scale is an open label study by Dr Bradstreet. It isn’t a very robust study, the subjects are self selected ( their parents already believed that their children were ill and were actively seeking treatment) many seemed to have additional gastrointestinal symptoms or seizures. Some were also receiving other biomedical intervention and/ or therapies and special education programs. Progress was monitored by an ‘in house’ checklist rather than by any standardised measure of autism symptoms. Even Dr Bradstreet admitted that the results were inconclusive. This study seems to be the main basis for Dr Bradstreet and Immuno Biotecs claims that GcMAF can cure autism.

I cannot find any research documents or clinical trial results that support the use of ultrasound/ GcMAF treatment for anything at all and certainly not autism. There are very few papers written on GcMAF and autism and all of them appear to have been written by people with vested interest (that is who are selling GcMAF treatment) and are there for subject to bias.

All other ‘evidence’ provided by Mr Noakes to support his claims seems to be anecdotal. Statistic he quotes are skewed as he is only basing them on a small percentage of patients treated. Mr Noakes himself has admitted in interviews that he doesn’t get feedback from most of the people who buy GcMAF.

I find it absurd and somewhat arrogant of Mr Noakes to question the morality of the mothers of children with autism who decline to use GcMAF. He is the one selling an unlicensed product that has not been thoroughly tested for safety or efficacy, based on an unproven theory as to the cause of autism. He has been promoting its use to treat vulnerable children without medical supervision or long term follow up.

Hope this clarifies my position. please feel free to quote any of this email or the attached newsletter statement.

Catherine

PS.  My eldest doesn’t mind his case been used as an example of how people with autism can mature and develop. He had delayed and disordered language development and lots of challenges through his early years. At 7 he was assessed as having low IQ and Moderate Learning difficulties. By the time he was 12 he was coping in a mainstream school, he eventually passed his GCSEs and A Levels, D of E bronze, silver and gold, various school prizes including artist of the year ( twice). He is now an undergraduate, living independently in a flat in London. He is politically aware, has strong moral values, and is son any mother would be proud of – what’s to cure?”.

What’s to cure indeed?

I would like to thank all three who took the time to write, express their views and gave this reporter permission to use their quotes.

Disclosure: I am an autistic advocate and mother to autistic children seeking clarity of information and justice for autistic children. I reserve the right to do so.

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Comments

  1. Excellent in depth article Emma! Here’s hoping one day soon these quacks will all be out of business!

  2. Fiona O'Leary says:

    Thank you Emma Dalmayne and Autism Daily Newscast for a wonderful in depth article.
    This is such an important issue and the Autistic community need to be protected from Charlatans like David Noakes.
    Many thanks
    Fiona O’Leary.

  3. Five billion healthy people make their own GcMAF. One billion unhealthy people have their own GcMAF blocked by diseases, like cancer and autism. GcMAF is a natural human protein with no side effects, and a human right. The picture at the top was the speakers at our Frankfurt GcMAF Immunology Conference; 300 Professors, PhD’s scientists and doctors have now attended. 200 scientists have written scientific research papers on GcMAF. My four scientists wrote 32 research papers, peer reviewed and published in the worlds top scientific journals; we published an additional 9 superb effects GcMAF has in the body and the results from treating scores of people in our 3 clinics, where we start 70% of terminal stage 4 cancer patients recovering with 25% tumour reductions, and eliminate autism in 60% of children. See http://www.gcmaf.eu. Our scientists extract GcMAF from colostrum in a 22 step process, and put it through 9 tests. Our sterility is tested by ourselves and and independent laboratory, and has always been perfect. We supply 9,000 people through 350 doctors and clinics, and employed 7 doctors ourselves. The MHRA, which has big pharma directors on its board, and which ten public bodies including Parliament state is corrupt, see http://www.mhracorrupt.st, published 18 fraudulent misrepresentations about our sterility. Catherine Hall and Fiona O Leary are not scientists, not doctors, have never ordered GcMAF, and have refused to give it to their children. I have never seen such hatred for a treatment they have nothing to do with, and about which they know, relative to our scientists and doctors, nothing. We agree with Doug Jewell, and are horrified that some autistic mums like Catherine and Fiona are prepared to deny their children the best possible chance in life. They are the real charlatans. And I thank Emma Dalmayne for her honesty in allowing us to state our position.

    • Fiona O'Leary says:

      David Noakes you should be ashamed of yourself and you are an embarrassment to listen to.
      A charlatan without any conscience or morals.
      Shame on you!

    • Our scientists extract GcMAF from colostrum
      Not blood plasma any more? Colostrum? This sounds suspiciously akin to the previously-derogated Saisei Mirai version of the magical mystery molecule.

    • In 2007 one of David Noakes’ erstwhile colleagues in the UK Independence Party described him as “a swivel-eyed loon whose insane conspiracy theories make the rest of us look as mad as a box of frogs… He should really be locked up in a secure unit”.

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1543788/Ukip-spent-cash-meant-for-MEPs.html

      With his promotion above of the crackpot “assassinated alternative doctors” theory it’s nice to see that nothing’s changed.

  4. Thank you Emma.

    If you read this David Noakes, then firstly I’m pleased to hear that your son is thriving and that you are proud of him. The most fundamental component of parenthood for anybody blessed with children should be pride, compassion, love and understanding.

    I believe that your message is absolutely contrary to those basic principles- you are promoting the idea that moral and ethic parenting is represented by an attempt to remove the disagreeable components of that child’s personality/neurodiversity on the inaccurate basis that they are ‘diseased’. While I believe in the right of any parent to help shape and develop their child’s development, using invasive and potentially harmful treatments which are not medically approved in order to achieve an eradication of a component of their fundamental make-up is extremely questionable.

    Your son’s success might of course be attributed to your parenting or his natural maturation, but instead you attribute it to a product which you’ve marketed extensively and made significant profit from. The fact that, like Kerri and the various other charlatans on the circuit, you use him as your promotional ‘blurb’ tells me that you care less about his development and more about ensuring that you can continue to promote this garbage in order to further your personal circumstances and wealth. Your complaints about big pharma and the regulatory bodies are complete bunk given that you yourself use the same unscrupulous practices and indulge in the same kind of greedy self-preservation that we see in the world of big pharma. Your “petition” to disband the MRHA has less signatures than my blog views for last month. You’ve been exposed numerous times now and your ability to continually blame your “persecution” on a conspiracy is wearing thin.

    Incidentally I do share your contempt for Amanda Mary, so please feel free to contact me if you’d like to see her “exposed”. And by that I mean quite literally exposed.

  5. I knew Doctor Bradstreet and there is no doubt that he saved my life! I was on GcMAF for five months when he died. Shortly after he was killed, I was retested for Nagalase and found a significant decrease in its level in my body. Also, my relentless every 30 day outbreak of Herpes type two stopped. It’s now been 8 months since and no outbreak. Also, a lump on the back of my neck associated with Cushings disease was reduced in size by about 50%.
    This is all I know, but it’s enough to have made me excited since I have been seriously ill for 28 years. This was the first sign of positive improvement since I first became ill; I was finally getting out of bed and having a life!
    It took me a few weeks after Dr. Bradstreet’s demise to find the supplier of GcMAF. They were first in England then Belgium and last I heard France. They have been chased from country to country by the Eurasian equivalent of the FDA. The sad and serious results of all of this is that I have not been able to receive one good supply of GcMAF. The reason is this: each supply, legally purchased by myself, was seized by US customs and held for four to five days until released to me. By then, the serum was spoiled and useless! The shipment is well marked, “next day delivery, keep frozen, medical!” I am an American and was within my rights to buy the GcMAF and to have it shipped to me. I lost $2,500 a few weeks ago and went online only to find out that this is happening to most people all over the world when trying to buy GcMAF!
    Now I am in trouble! I was almost dead 8 months ago when Dr. Bradstreet stepped in. I have five children, nine grandchildren and no one has the right to stop me in trying to heal myself! There are no side effects! None! Even if there were, who are they to stop me? I do not know anyone who has had any troubling side effect. This is all so obvious as to what happened here but no one can do anything. Do you know who runs the FDA? Does Monsanto mean anything to you? Mr. Monsanto himself runs the FDA and one of his board members runs the EPA! Hillary and Obama are tied to all of this and they were both bought a long time ago to get where they are! We are in big trouble!
    Thank you for caring.
    Omni

    • I remain unconvinced that dubious products purportedly containing GcMAF are the most reliable or the most cost-effective way of treating herpes.

  6. You are all going to look back and see the evil that was done to those that sacrificed everything. You would feel very different if you had cancer or a child with autism improving and healing on GCMAF. The investigation has proven nothing at this point and see we see a Big Cover up here…

    This is my two cents… And for reporters that are used for purposes where the motives are cruel, have become puppets. No reliable journaling here…. One day you will have some answering to do.