Hubbard Detoxiﬁcation research being conducted in Vietnam
ABLE works with partners in government, education and health throughout the world who are interested in implementing L. Ron Hubbard’s discoveries and technologies in their programs. Over more than a quarter century, clinicians who have implemented the detoxiﬁcation program that he developed have observed its ability to reduce, or eliminate, symptoms associated with chemical exposures.
David Root, MD, MPH, a board-certiﬁed occupational medicine specialist, has overseen the delivery of the program for more than two decades. "I’ve put nearly 4,000 individuals through the Hubbard detoxiﬁcation program," he says. "It’s still the only therapy that addresses the effects of accumulated toxins—and there’s nothing else on the horizon."
This non-invasive program uses a precise regimen that includes exercise, sauna, vitamins and minerals and other elements to facilitate the mobilization and excretion of chemical residues.
A continuously evolving body of research has examined the application of this program in the aftermath of exposure incidents. Scientists in the U.S., Europe and Russia have collaborated on this work since the early 1980s. Their ﬁndings have been published by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer, to name just a few.
After becoming aware of this work, Dr. Nguyen Ba Vuong and his colleagues in Vietnam reached out to ABLE International for assistance in implementing a pilot project in Vietnam. For nearly half a century scientists, veterans and citizens in that country have searched for tools to address the lingering effects of the widespread use of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.
Dr. Vuong and his colleagues are conducting a research project to evaluate the beneﬁts of the Hubbard program for individuals who are manifesting symptoms of chemical exposure and who have been determined to have signiﬁcant blood levels of dioxin—the chemical found in Agent Orange that is of greatest concern.
The primary focus of this work is to improve the quality of life of participants, a result that has been routinely achieved in previous projects involving Mr. Hubbard’s program. The study will also examine changes in body levels of dioxin in a small group of participants, as measured in blood, urine and feces. This work is intended to increase understanding of pathways for elimination of the chemical, and to add to the body of knowledge about the complex relationships between body burden and symptoms.
Examples of papers that have been published regarding previous projects involving the Hubbard detoxiﬁcation program are available online at www.detoxacademy.org