Seattle Times Reports on the Troubles of Mark Driscoll’s Doctor John Catanzaro

Seattle Times health reporter Carol Ostrom filed a report today regarding suspended Seattle naturopath John Catanzaro. Regular readers here will recognize similar themes in this report but see some important new information as well. The article leads with his suspension and notes that he has until March 14th to appeal. Originally, Catanzaro had 20 days to appeal but he filed a motion for an extension of time to prepare his appeal which was granted by a Seattle judge last week. According to … [Read more...]

John Catanzaro to Appeal License Suspension

On his website yesterday, John Catanzaro, Mark Driscoll's naturopath, partially addressed the growing controversy surrounding his license suspension. To our valued patients and friends of Health and Wellness Institute of Integrative Medicine: From: Dr. John Catanzaro As many of you know, the Washington Department of Health (WA DOH) has raised concerns about our use of experimental autologous peptide vaccine in research. We disagree with the WA DOH and are appealing. We are working … [Read more...]

Reference to Dana Farber Cancer Institute Removed from John Catanzaro’s Clinic Website; U of WA Says There is No Connection

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Since John Catanzaro's license to practice as a naturopath was suspended in January, many websites have been scrubbed. Immediately, Mars Hill Church removed all 18 of John Catanzaro's articles from The Resurgence website (you can see the posts here). Then, after being warned by Harvard's Dana Farber Cancer Institute, references to the alleged collaboration between Catanzaro's Health and Wellness Institute for Integrative Medicine and Cancer Treatment and DFCI have been removed. The current link … [Read more...]

Dana Farber Cancer Institute Issues Warning To John Catanzaro

As is also being reported at Wartburg Watch, Dana Farber Cancer Institute issued a strong warning regarding Seattle naturopath John Catanzaro. Warren and Dee: We have investigated the matter and taken steps to request that Dr. Catanzaro cease all unauthorized use of our name. Sincerely, Teresa Herbert Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Communications Department Previously, DFCI disclosed that oncologist Ken Anderson was not collaborating with Catanzaro to develop cancer … [Read more...]

Claims Of Resurgence Ex-Author And Naturopath Questioned By Esteemed Cancer Institute

Last week, I wrote about John Catanzaro, a naturopath who Mark Driscoll has called his doctor. Driscoll has promoted Catanzaro in his sermons as the one who helped him overcome adrenal fatigue. This diagnosis is not a medical diagnosis but rather a theoretical concept often advanced by alternative medicine providers. Mars Hill promoted Catanzaro on the Resurgence website until recently when someone at MHC scrubbed all of Catazaro’s articles from the site. Although MHC has not given an … [Read more...]

John Catanzaro Speaks Out About His Cancer Vaccines; Mars Hill Church Is Silent

As reported last week, the license of Mark Driscoll's naturopath, John Catanzaro was suspended by the Washington State Department of Health. According to the complaint, Catanzaro uses unapproved vaccines to treat cancer. Soon after the complaint was filed, Mars Hill Church removed all of the articles written by Catanzaro from the Resurgence website. Now, Catanzaro has responded indirectly to the controversy. In an article on his website, he defends his approach by citing Frank Zappa and what … [Read more...]

Naturopathic Doctor Touted By Mark Driscoll Suspended Over Experimental Cancer Vaccine

This story is interesting to me not so much because of the relationship between Driscoll and the naturopath, but because of Mars Hill's response to the news out yesterday. John Catanzaro is a naturopath with an office in Bothell, WA.  According to this blogger (who apparently was/is using one of the vaccines), Mark Driscoll has "sung praises" of Catanzaro. However, according to a complaint from the WA Department of Health, Catanzaro promotes unapproved cancer vaccines he has developed in … [Read more...]

Note To David Barton And Kenneth Copeland: PTSD Is Real

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Kenneth Copeland's and David Barton's teaching on post-traumatic stress disorder struck a raw nerve. On Veteran's Day, Copeland and Barton claimed that the Old Testament book of Numbers 32 is a promise that soldiers who fight for God are promised that they will return from battle and can get rid of PTSD if they cast out demonic influences. Reaction was swift and negative. Predictably, left leaning groups castigated the two. However, equally strong was the reaction from evangelical and … [Read more...]

On A Personal Note…

One year ago today, I had open heart surgery following a heart attack.  It turned out well and I feel compelled to repeat my thanksgiving to God, the doctors, my family, my college and all those who prayed and sent healing thoughts. Today I appreciate, more than ever, the great gift of life.  This is an anniversary I am thrilled to celebrate.   … [Read more...]

Based on Biased Reading of New Mortality Study, Paul Cameron Gives Sen. Portman Parenting Advice

In this month's edition of the International Journal of Epidemiology, Morten Frisch and Jacob Simonsen reported a new study of mortality in Denmark. Paul Cameron wasted little time trotting out the study to give Senator Rob Portman advice on how to parent his gay son - tell him to get married to a woman. Apparently, any woman will do. After all, in the words of the song, what's love got to do with it? Cameron says he even went to Ohio to deliver his advice: COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 24, 2013 … [Read more...]