In the interests of being fair to Steven Marini, I no longer think the diet is his work.
I assumed that he came up with the diet because it appeared on the same page as his article on the dangers of Rhogam, http://www.vaccinetruth.org/rhogam.htm. I was incorrect.
When I look more carefully, I see that the page compiles several articles by different authors. I am trying to track down the individual or entity that recommends baby-killing tea as an alternative to Rhogam right now. While I don't think Marini is credible as an immunologist, he doesn't recommend dangerous herbal concoctions to pregnant women.
ETA: The page at vaccinetruth.org links the diet to http://www.whale.to/a/rhogam.html, which links it back to what appears to be its origin, the Rhogam page on the Unhindered Living, http://www.unhinderedliving.com/rhogam.html. The Unhindered Living page does not list an author. However, the whale.to page names Judie C. Rall as the copyright holder of the article with the diet in it. In various places (an Amazon.com profile, Unhindered Living, what I think is probably a promotional page for fengsuidesigns.com), I find Judy C. Rall describing herself as a spiritual advisor, an ordained minister of the Temple of Earth, and a feng shui consultant. All these sources mention Unhindered Living, which leads me to believe that these are all the same person.
On the other hand, the unhindered living page lists the copyright holder as Judie C. Snelson. Her biography at http://www.unhinderedliving.com/aboutus.html describes her as
Judie C. Snelson, a native of Lawton, Oklahoma. She is a Holistic Health Practitioner with a Bachelor's Degree in Holistic Nutrition, a Master's Degree in Behavioral Science and a pH.D in Religion. She is also a Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Relaxation Therapist, Certified Feng Shui Consultant, Certified EFT Practitioner, Reiki Master and Ordained Minister. The Center for Unhindered Living is a learning community which teaches ways to overcome obstacles to your health, happiness, peace and prosperity. Judie is also an Internet Marketing Specialist and the unschooling mother of two grown boys.
The picture on Snelson's bio page matches the one on Rall's amazon.com bio, as does the mention of being the unschooling mother of two grown boys. I think they're the same person.
She has also posted to a thread on an OB-GYN list asserting that she is
Further, from the same page: http://forums.obgyn.net/ob-gyn-l/?page=OBGYNL.0110/0158
Your list does not specifify "doctors only" but says "medical professionals" only. This opens your list to anyone with medical training, as it should. I don't use the Dr. title (which I am entitled to use) unless I need it to be able to speak to people like you. I DON'T use it with the women I work with....it causes them to be distrustful of me.
The OBs didn't seem appreciative, and they didn't even know she recommends skipping Rhogam in favor of baby-killing tea. Her "Doctor" title would seem to be a result of her PhD in Religion, and "the women I work with" would seem to be the participants in her childbirth classes, her Reiki, EFT, relaxation therapy and feng shui clients, and possibly the audience at unhinderedliving.com. Her claims to be in keeping with a grandiose personality and a willingness to make unsubstantiated assertions with little concern about the consequences.
- My apologies to Stphen Marini. He may not know anything about autism, genetics, or immunology, but he doesn't recommend baby-killing tea.
- Unhindered Living recommends the baby-killing herbal regimen, offering yet another reason to steer clear of that site.
Edited by stik - 3/9/11 at 11:48am