PART 1: “A Different Perspective with Dr. Patrick Flynn” Recap
This week, in PART ONE of A Different Perspective, Nicole Saleske, FNP, APNP, kicks off ADP and dives into some FAQs on women’s health, including breast cancer, cysts, and thyroid issues, and then Jamie Barke returns for another Mother’s Moment segment. In PART TWO, Dr. Patrick Flynn interviews Scott Schara, President, and Founder of Our Amazing Grace. Scott tells the heartbreaking story of how the medical system murdered his daughter while blaming her death on COVID.
Women’s Health FAQs
(Begins at 1:30)
“I’m worried about getting breast cancer… (or I have breast cancer). How do I know if what I am currently doing could be helpful or harmful? What can I do to mitigate my risks?”
Nicole’s Response: There are a lot of things that can contribute to breast cancer, and it doesn’t happen overnight. While genetics are important, only about 5% of cancers are due to having that genetic susceptibility. You can have the genes for cancer and not develop it. You can also develop cancer while having no genetic risk. It’s all about the overall health of the body.
Certain things can increase your risk for cancer, such as hormonal therapies, birth control, toxicities like glyphosate (Roundup), living near an airport, living near a gas station, living in a moldy environment, having things going on in your gut, medications that you’ve taken, mental stress. We all have a bucket, and when that bucket starts to overflow, that’s when we develop diseases.
Doctors often recommend Tamoxifen for preventing and treating breast cancer. However, this drug has all kinds of risks (including other cancers) and side effects, which Nicole covers in the video.
Action Steps: Nicole recommends doing a DUTCH hormone test, which gives a much better picture of your risk for breast cancer. It tells you how well you’re breaking down hormones and clearing them from the body.
At the same time, eat a non-inflammatory diet with organically raised produce and organic grass-fed/free-range meat.
(Begins at 12:10)
“Have you seen cysts, fibroids, growths, tumors, etc., dissolve without surgery?
Nicole’s Response: It all goes back to the metabolism of your hormones and whether they can clear from the body.
For ovarian cysts, one common cause to look at is DHT (dihydrotestosterone) levels. DHT is a more potent type of testosterone that, when high, can lead to cysts.
Fibroids, on the other hand, can be the result of too much estrogen in the body, coupled with yeast overgrowth. These molecules combine to form a compound that’s difficult for the liver to clear. If the liver is unable to clear this compound from the body, it ends up settling in the uterus or endometrial tissue.
There’s always a reason these growths develop.
Whether these things can be reversed without drugs or surgery depends on the patient. Nicole herself reversed her PCOS without surgery. However, some women have had fibroids that have been there for years, and they continue to manufacture hormones, continuing the cycle. It’s difficult and takes a substantial amount of time –over a year. Sometimes it requires surgery to move the initial growth; then we can work on balancing hormones so that it doesn’t happen again.
Action Steps: Get your hormones tested with the DUTCH hormone tests. Then work with your practitioner to address the cysts, fibroids, etc., with diet, supplements, and lifestyle changes to balance hormones.
(Begins at 16:17)
“My doctor told me that I will have to be on thyroid medication for the rest of my life. Is that true?”
One of her favorite things to do is to get patients off their thyroid medication. Levothyroxine is the #2 selling drug in America today. If you’re on thyroid medication, that’s likely what you’re on as well.
There are a variety of versions of it, including Synthroid® and Levoxyl®. Most of these are synthetic. When you’re taking a synthetic version of a thyroid hormone, you’re literally replacing the thyroid’s function, which ends up making the thyroid lazy, because it doesn’t have to work as hard. That’s why over time, your dose keeps creeping up and up and up.
Your thyroid problem is not a thyroid problem; it’s a body problem. The thyroid is there to respond to every cell in your body. You have a thyroid hormone receptor on every single cell in your body except for your red blood cells. Thyroid hormones influence every other cell in every organ of the body.
The thyroid is your battery or fuel source to either speed up or slow down your body’s processes. When we need extra “oomph” or energy, we need extra thyroid hormone. So, the brain sends a signal to the thyroid to “work harder.” That brain-to-thyroid hormone is TSH or Thyroid Stimulating Hormone. So, if you’ve only had TSH tested, you’ve never tested your thyroid hormones; you’ve only tested your brain hormone.
The brain tells the body to make T4; T4 then needs to convert to the active form, T3 so that it can bind to receptors and “push those buttons.” T3 is what does everything, but levothyroxine is just T4. So, if you’ve never tested your T3, you’ve never really tested your thyroid.
Action Steps: Test your thyroid with a comprehensive Wellness Way Thyroid Panel. It looks at TSH, free and total T4, free and total T3, reverse T3, T uptake, and your thyroid antibodies. Unless you’ve tested all of these, you haven’t fully tested your thyroid.
Start working with a practitioner to switch your medication from synthetic to natural. You can have something compounded at a compounding pharmacy, or off the shelf, you can use Armour® Thyroid or NP Thyroid®, which come from a pig. The challenge with these is that pig ratios of thyroid hormones are different than human ratios of thyroid hormones, so it takes some tricks to get it right. But once you get it where it needs to be, you have a natural, bioidentical hormone source that can come alongside your natural thyroid hormones instead of taking over that function.
Now we can feed the thyroid with things that it needs. We can use herbs and glandulars that nourish it so that your thyroid and body get stronger. As we decrease inflammation, you’ll need less and less support from the thyroid medication, and we can start to back down the dosage. It can take months, if not a year or more, to fully get that function back.
Now, you may have had your thyroid irradiated or damaged from an autoimmune disease, like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. We have seen those antibodies reverse, but that’s not to say that while the antibodies were there, they didn’t cause some permanent damage. You won’t know until you get there.
Nicole’s prerogative is to get people on as low a dose as possible to that the body can do the rest. The body needs to ebb and flow in response to different levels of stress. The thyroid hormone you need to run away from an active shooter is very different from what you need while lying on the beach. The medication just gives you a constant amount of thyroid hormone that doesn’t adjust to different needs. We want to get you to a place where you don’t have a medication taking over your physiology. We want to get you to a place where your body can respond to the active shooter situation or the beach situation. That’s metabolically normal. That’s something we see here all the time.
So, is it possible to get off thyroid medication? Absolutely.
Mother’s Moment with Jamie Barke
(Begins at 22:30)
Superintendent Who Strip-Searched Students at School
Jamie Barke, the Outreach Strategist at The Wellness Way, gives updates on the Suring School District Superintendent who was strip-searching students and is now on administrative leave.
This story got national attention, and now Wisconsin legislators, Representative Elijah Behnke (R-Oconto) and Senator Eric Wimberger (R-Green Bay) are pushing to ban these strip searchers.
There currently is no law specifically against strip-searching students and there’s no bill for it, but these legislators are stepping up and wanting to protect kids.
Jamie encourages parents to reach out and talk to representatives and show up at your Capitol building, knocking at their doors. After all, you’re paying their wages and you’re paying for that building.
2022 Vaxx Con in Wisconsin Dells
Jamie, along with a few other Wellness Way employees attended the “Vaxx Con” conference in Wisconsin Dells. This conference covered vaccine injury, how to heal yourself, and more.
As a part of his presentation, Dell Bigtree from The HighWire brought up a Washington D.C. law that went into effect in 2021. This law states that:
“(a) A minor, 11 years of age or older, may consent to receive a vaccine if the minor is capable of meeting the informed consent standard, the vaccine is recommended by the United States Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (“ACIP”), and will be provided in accordance with ACIP’s recommended immunization schedule.”
Basically, this law states that when the child goes to the doctor (even by themselves), the doctor can give them vaccinations without parental approval if they are 11 years or older.
That’s one minor step in this bill that was passed.
The doctor would then send a list of vaccines that this child got to the school. But another paper was sent to parents, stating that the child hadn’t gotten any of these vaccines. They are now vaccinated, but you would have no idea they were vaccinated. They are purposely hiding this information from parents.
It gets worse. Next, the doctor’s office would bill the insurance company for the vaccinations and the insurance company would take the money out. But they would hide the bill from the parents.
So, at every level, this information was hidden from parents:
- The school had to hide it from the parents.
- The insurance company had to hide it from the parents.
- The doctors had to hide it from the parents.
What really sets Jamie off is that this is all done to create a false vaccination record.
What if a vaccine injured your child, whether that’s the COVID shot, the HPV vaccine, or any other shot? Parents wouldn’t even know what was going on. They would have no idea how to address their child’s rash or other symptoms.
The age of consent varies by state. The good news is that there was a Court Victory for Washington, D.C. A judge in Washington D.C. put a stay on that law stated above that allows 11-year-olds to give consent for vaccines without the knowledge of their parents. They reverted back to age 18 as the youngest age of vaccination consent.
Jamie encourages parents to know the local laws regarding parental consent for vaccines and to be proactive in engaging with schools. Give the schools boundaries: specify to them what they can and cannot do with your kids.
PART TWO: “A Different Perspective with Dr. Patrick Flynn” Recap
In PART TWO, Dr. Patrick Flynn interviews Scott Schara, President, and Founder of Our Amazing Grace. Scott tells the heartbreaking story of how the medical system murdered his daughter while blaming her death on COVID.
Dr. Flynn’s Interview with Scott Schara on The Tragic Murder of His Daughter, Grace
(Begins at 41:00)
Scott Schara tells the story of his daughter, Grace, a 19-year-old woman who had Down Syndrome. She was high-functioning and could drive a car and play the violin. Smart and kind, Grace also had a great sense of humor and came up with her own jokes. She brought joy and love to everyone around her.
When Grace first showed signs of an illness at the end of September 2021, the Scharas started her on the protocol from America’s Frontline Doctors, which included additional vitamins and ivermectin. She had already been on immune-supporting vitamins. On October 6th, she couldn’t maintain her oxygen saturation above 90, so they immediately took her to Urgent Care.
After her D-dimer test registered over 5,000, doctors recommended taking her to the ER. From there, she went to the hospital. Two days later, on October 8th, the doctor said they would need to put Grace on a ventilator within the next two hours. When Scott got her numbers re-tested, the doctors had to admit she did not need the ventilator and would be fine on a BiPap instead.
The medical team pushed for the ventilator pre-authorization four more times while the Scharas were there.
Saturday, October 9th
On Saturday, October 9th, Grace was hungry, so they ordered food. While Scott was feeding her, a nurse came and told him he couldn’t do that because Grace’s oxygen saturation was only 85. Scott had his pulsed oximeter with him, so he put the meter on Grace, and it read 95 rather than 85. He asked the nurse if his meter was correct, and the nurse said, “yes.”
He asked why his $50 meter was more accurate than their $50,000 meter. She explained that on a professional-grade oximeter, the leads tend to get sweaty. Why do they not change out the leads every few hours so that the numbers are accurate? He got a snotty (non-) response.
Scott and his other daughter then made sure to test Grace’s oxygen regularly after that, and many, many times it was off. In fact, on Grace’s last day, it was off by 40 points. Inaccurate, low oxygen saturation numbers lead to doctors putting patients on ventilators.
The rest of that day, October 9th, was a great day for Grace. She was on the BiPap (although Scott later found out her CPAP would have worked just as well), and she was eating and in good spirits.
Sunday, October 10th
The next day, Sunday the 10th, at 7 am, a nurse came in with an armed guard and told Scott he had to leave immediately. She told him it was because he was shutting off alarms at night (other nurses showed him which ones he could shut off), so he and Grace could sleep. Plus, the last three shifts of nurses didn’t want him there, and they suspected he had COVID – which he also knew because they told him he was likely to get it. But if they were so worried about it, why weren’t they testing him?
After consulting with attorney friends, Scott felt he had to leave. The armed guard walked him to the car and advised that “you need to take this to a higher level.” Scott then texted Grace’s special needs attorney to figure out how to get Grace’s sister, Jessica, in the hospital as an advocate. (Scott’s wife, Cindy, was at home with COVID, so they didn’t allow her to come in).
Monday, October 11th
Jessica was able to be in the room for about 5 hours due to incorrect communication between the hospital attorney and the floor.
Tuesday, October 12th
Jessica stepped in as an advocate on October 12th, and Grace had another great day.
Side Note: After the fact, Attorney Tom Renz got a medical malpractice nurse to study Grace’s medical records. After going through everything, she found about 1,000 pages were missing from the records. They sent another records request and received those 948 missing pages. Unfortunately, after reviewing those, she realized there were even more missing pages, but she said that would require an attorney to get all the information.
The medical malpractice nurse pieced together that they had chemically restrained Grace with a drug called Precedex. According to the package insert, it’s only supposed to be used for 24 hours. Anesthesia nurses, who use the drug for anesthesia, will tell you to use it for no more than three hours. They had Grace on it for four full days before her last day. They had started her on it (at a low dose) while Scott was still there in the room.
On the 12th, the sisters spent the day together bonding, and it was a great day. Jessica documented that Grace’s oxygen saturation was at 98 to 99 all through the night on the 12th.
Wednesday, October 13th (Grace’s Last Day)
On the 13th, the doctor called at 8 am. He wanted pre-authorization for a ventilator –for the 5th time. (They said “No”). He also said that Grace had had such a great day yesterday (the 12th) that he thought she could get a feeding tube. (They agreed, but it would come back to haunt them).
They only agreed because the doctors wouldn’t let Scott or Jessica feed Grace, and the nurses had only given her a couple of protein shakes. She should have been eating throughout the whole time.
Jessica overheard the two doctors and a nurse talking about something the family “wouldn’t like.” It turns out that they decided to restrain Grace by strapping her down –simply because she wanted to get up and go to the bathroom. It appeared that they did this just because she had Down Syndrome. She got agitated by this (being strapped down), and her vitals went down.
Rather than wait for her vitals to go back up, they put her on a feeding tube. They also increased her Precedex to the maximum dose at 10:48 in the morning. Jessica documents that from that point on, Grace is out of it. At 11:25, they add Lorazepam, an anti-anxiety medication.
They add more doses of Lorazepam and then add 2 milligrams of morphine as an IV push. There’s even a black box warning from the FDA that says not to combine these medications because it will lead to death. They were also supposed to have the reversal drug at the bedside and the nurses were supposed to monitor her. –They did none of that.
The Scharas had an intensivist (a board-certified physician who specializes in treating patients who are in intensive care) review the records with them. He concluded, “Scott, I agree the medications killed your daughter.” Then a second doctor reviewed the records. She wrote that,
“Each of these meds (Precedex, Lorazepam, and Morphine), on their own, have an increased risk of serious or life-threatening breathing problems and cardiac arrest, and there’s an additive effect when used in combination. To use them like they did in a person with a diagnosis of acute respiratory distress is beyond believable as to intention.”
After reviewing Grace’s records, the second doctor believed that the hospital intended to kill her. The lawsuit will shake that out.
After the morphine push, Jessica noticed that Grace was getting cold and called one of the nurses to take a temperature reading. The nurse just replied that it was normal and gave her a blanket.
At 7:20, Jessica called her parents, panicking, and said Grace’s numbers were dropping fast. She said she had tried to call the nurses, but they wouldn’t come in. She estimated that about 30 nurses were standing outside the door. The reason was that it was a shift change (at 7:30).
The Scharas started yelling, “Save our daughter!” The doctors and nurses yell back, “She’s DNR!” (Do Not Resuscitate). The Scharas yell back, “She’s not DNR –Save our daughter!”
Jessica ran out into the hall, and one nurse read off what the computer stated –that the doctor had labeled her as a DNR, which they claimed they couldn’t do anything about. As it turned out, the conversation the Scharas had with the doctor about the ventilator the morning of the 13th was used as an excuse for DNR. Turning down the ventilator was DNI (Do Not Intubate), and the doctor used that as DNR.
The Scharas watched Grace die at 7:27 pm on Facetime.
After Grace died, Cindy was leaving in a wheelchair, and one of the nurses had Grace’s belongings on a cart. She bent down to Cindy and said, “Me and several of the other nurses don’t think Grace should have died today.” That gave Scott a clue that made him start researching what really happened.
What Really Happened to Grace?
Jessica explained to them after the fact about an armed guard that was there during Grace’s last moments. The armed guard was stationed outside the door to Grace’s hospital room. What was going on? Was he there to prevent nurses from coming into the room? Were they worried Scott was coming back? The drugs that doctors prescribed for Grace weren’t even for COVID. They were for sedation; it was just because she was agitated when she wasn’t allowed to get up and go to the bathroom. Yet, they listed her death as a COVID death.
You can learn more about Grace’s story and what Scott found out about biases (against Down Syndrome, unvaccinated people, Christians, and more) and the hospital’s financial gain at the Scharas’ website: www.ouramazinggrace.net.