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From: Jeff Novick, MS, RD, LD, LN (novick.vegsource.com)
Subject:         Unlicensed pair fined for administering fatal Water only fast
Date: November 8, 2007 at 9:14 am PST


Unlicensed pair fined for administering fatal
water-only fast.

The Maryland Board of Physicians has issued
cease-and-desist orders against Loren Eric Lockman and
Timothy Scott Trader for practicing medicine without a
license and representing to the public that they were
authorized to practice medicine. Loren was fined
$320,000 for seven violations, each of which reflected
what had happened to one client. Trader was fined
$70,000 for two violations related to two of the
clients. Lockman founded the Tanglewood Wellness
Center, which operated in Maryland until 2005 when he
relocated the facility to Panama. Lockman employed
Trader in 2003 and 2004. The pair advocated a raw food
diet and administered water-only fasting for lengthy
periods for people whose health conditions were
worsened or could have been worsened by such fasting.
They also discouraged the use of prescribed
medications. Both conducted themselves in a manner
that falsely suggested that they were trained health
professionals. In the fatal case, Trader advised a
22-year-old woman with insulin-dependent diabetes to
stop taking her insulin and undergo a water-only fast.

After she became acutely ill with diabetic
ketoacidosis, he administered huge amounts of insulin,
but she lost consciousness and died soon afterwards.
(Insulin alone is not sufficient treatment for
diabetic ketoacidosis.) Lockman still operates his
facility in Panama. Trader, who obtained naturopathic
"training" from two nonaccredited correspondence
schools, has relocated to California.
For additional information and links to the
cease-and-desist orders see
http://www.quackwatch.org/02ConsumerProtection/tanglewood.html

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