Death Strikes in THE HEALERS Campaign, Yet Campaign Goes Forward Strong…


Yesterday marks the two week anniversary since the birth of THE HEALERS campaign on New Year’s Day 2012. We are off to a very exciting start and more people are writing me than ever before. I am excited to summarize some of the events of the last two weeks for our campaign, yet I must begin by sharing that THE HEALERS has experienced a loss that is tremendous. Tom Lahey, a pioneering ALS researcher, has been part of my inner circle from the inception of this campaign, and before. Tom died not long after the New Year’s Day 2012 birth of THE HEALERS campaign, a campaign unlike anything ever before seen. Tom was all about that, and wrote me a touching letter a few days before he died regarding this mission. I will tell you more about the contents of the letter in a later blog post.

I first met Tom through another individual several years ago when I was networking to get my healing journey story in the national media to inspire great numbers of people. He started me taking the bioflavonoid compound which he invented. I felt a positive difference, and I don’t recall ever having missed a day of taking my Lutimax. Tom Lahey is one of the greatest figures in history in advocating a healing approach for ALS. Sadly enough, it appears so many people with ALS reject the wisdom that Tom worked so hard to share. Tom hit his head on the wall with so many people with ALS who would not do what they said that they would do regarding diet and a holistic approach.

Tom helped many people with ALS have symptomatic improvement. The chief neurologist at the Dartmouth University Hitchcock ALS Clinic appointed Tom Lahey as a board member, because of the patients that he saw improve with Tom’s help. The ALS sickness industry has attempted to discredit Tom and his work in ways which Tom told me that he found painful. Tom had an enormous heart and made himself available to people with ALS, autism, Parkinson’s disease, cancer and other illnesses in heroic ways, often at the expense of his own exhaustion.

I promise you that you will hear more about Tom Lahey from me again. Tom was committed to a mission much bigger than himself. THE HEALERS is all about exactly that, and I believe that THE HEALERS will succeed where Tom Lahey made heroic efforts with so many people who would not believe his knowledge about a low glycemic diet with no sugar and no starchy foods. THE HEALERS campaign will conduct peer reviewed scientific research on this subject. Tom was delighted to meet me, because I was also committed to raw foods, have excellent discipline and I am compelled by, and surrendered to, the mission of THE HEALERS.

I have been reassured by his heartbroken and grief stricken family members that they have proudly decided to continue Tom Lahey’s legacy and continue making Lutimax. I wish his family a prosperous business. Tom made an arrangement with me such that anyone who purchases a bottle of Lutimax and uses the code drcraig0410 will receive a $5.00 per bottle discount.

Moving on to exciting news about the first two weeks of this campaign, one of my advisors from THE HEALERS team, Dr Brenda Lepisto, past President of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Council (MPC), has volunteered to administer a one hour research protocol via Skype to some of the ALS subjects whom we will recruit from around the USA. Another MPC psychologist has volunteered to assist as well, yet THE HEALERS needs to recruit additional volunteer psychologists because our sample size will be at least 60 subjects (15 males and 15 females with the ALS diagnosis, and 15 males and 15 females without the diagnosis for the control group).

My advisor Dr Francesco Pagnini, psychologist and published ALS research scientist from Milan, Italy, will play an important part in this exploratory ALS scientific research study. THE HEALERS advisor and man who happened to have taught me how to help schizophrenics heal without psychotropic medications, Dr Bertram P. Karon, will be another key behavioral scientist in this study. Other advisors of THE HEALERS will also make contributions. I have made powerful mind/body relationship observations pertaining to myself over the years and in the people with ALS whom I have got to know in some depth, and this research will examine those factors in addition to being exploratory. Very exciting!

I also enjoyed a conference call with Dr. Brian Clement, the founder and co-director of the world renowned Hippocrates Institute regarding THE HEALERS first scientific research study on the effects of a high alkaline mostly raw foods diet on people with ALS. Dr. Roger Newton, THE HEALERS campaign scientific advisor who co-invented Lipitor and who is passionate about natural healing methods, will be playing a leading role in this study.

There are a number of other advisors on my team that will contribute to this study, and I am particularly pleased to have so many advisors on my team who have used a high alkaline plant-based diet to help seriously ill people heal and to help people with mediocre health have extraordinary health. Dr. Brian Clement, Dr. Gabriel Cousens and Dr. Robert Young are three such advisory team members. Probably eight or nine months ago I began visualizing these three pioneers being on the team that I would develop. I knew that it was a tall order, yet I believed that it could happen and I prayed for inner guidance regarding how and when to approach them. I am sharing this as an example of the mindset and approach that has contributed to my achieving what I have with my health and the birth of THE HEALERS.

THE HEALERS campaign, in partnership with International Bancard, is going to use International Bancard’s innovativeUCaughtMyEye program to help fund our medical research and educational mission. THE HEALERS campaign will receive 10% of all of the net processing fees for as long as the business works with International Bancard, the credit processing company known for competitive rates and excellent personalized service and trusted by companies such as Staples, Quicken Loans, Emagine Theaters, and Citizens Bank.

Businesses may support THE HEALERS campaign’s important medical research and holistic health educational mission by participating in International Bancard’s UCaughtMyEye program. Businesses who decide to change their credit processing over to International Bancard will be publicly recognized as A Patron of THE HEALERS campaign on a special page that will be created on THE HEALERS website. This way of supporting THE HEALERS campaign doesn’t cost businesses a thing and they will have the wonderful feeling of supporting important innovative medical research and helping us make the world a healthier place.

Persons who are not business owners can help support THE HEALERS campaign by telling businesses, with which they have a relationship, about the UCaughtMyEye opportunity to support such a meaningful medical research and educational mission, with no cost to them. They will also receive public recognition along with a link to their business accessible to the tens of thousands of people who will be visiting THE HEALERS campaign. They may even save a few bucks and will be dealing with a highly reputable corporation with first-rate service.


Dr. Craig

Craig Oster, Ph.D.


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Bio of Craig Oster, PhD

25-year survivor of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) & Co-founder / Scientist / Advocate at THE HEALERS campaign.

In 1994, at the age of 30, Craig Oster was given the “death sentence” diagnosis of ALS, better known as “Lou Gehrig’s disease.” Even though Craig’s physical functioning was slipping away, he went on to earn a Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1996. Dr. Craig entered hospice in late 2008. Dr. Craig’s fierce holistic quest turned his condition toward healing and he was discharged from hospice on May 30th, 2009.

Dr. Craig co-founded THE HEALERS Campaign on New Year’s Day 2012 with a mission to:
  • Demonstrate as much wellness as possible using his integrative approach focused on diet/nutrition, mind/spirit, and physical exercise
  • Inspire people to constructively approach whatever “hand that they have been dealt in life”
  • Conduct innovative ALS scientific peer-reviewed research that has the potential to enhance the wellness and quality of lives of people with ALS and their caregivers.

Over 50 renowned integrative medicine doctors, other health professionals and scientists have joined Dr. Craig’s ALS scientific research and holistic health educational campaign advisory team.

6 Comments to “Death Strikes in THE HEALERS Campaign, Yet Campaign Goes Forward Strong…”

  1. Larry Tilson says:

    I am an ALS patient diagnosed March 25, 2010 with the onset of symptoms in September of 2007. I am interested in your psychoanalytic research and would like to know how you become a candidate to participate in this study.
    Thank you,
    Larry Tilson

    • Dr Craig says:

      Dear Larry,

      Please send me a message through the Onward area of this website and I will get you registered. Thank you for your interest in contributing to the new field of ALS scientific research that THE HEALERS is establishing with the help of individuals like yourself.

      Dr Craig

  2. Written in memory of Thomas Lahey:

    I ask not what I can take, but more of what I can give. I love my fellow man and all of humanity’s challenges.

    I fear not the unknown, but play in the realm of the “What If’s” and “Why Not’s”, thriving in the discoveries of the tomorrows.

    I have not strayed far, for my love is forever near. Those in need may whisper my name and know I shall answer with God’s mercy. I have transitioned from the here and now to the eternity of life everlasting.
    Remember me, because I love you.

  3. Holly McKay says:

    I am concerned about Tom’s sudden and unexpected death and wanted to make sure it didn’t have anything to do with taking Lutimax, as my young son is currently taking per Tom’s recommendation. Can anyone tell me the official cause of Tom’s death?

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