Disclaimer & Copyrights
We live in a society that is prone to rush into litigation, which necessitates the use of legal disclaimers.
The information contained and provided within The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Embryonic Phytotherapy (MEPTM) is for informational, educational, and motivational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by a licensed physician or any other medical healthcare professional.
None of the statements herein have been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), nor are they intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases. None of the descriptions given for the biological activities of each embryonic plant extracts (EPEs) should be taken as a substitute for medication.
The information provided in this encyclopedia is designed to provide helpful information on the various subject matters discussed. The author is self-published and is neither responsible for any specific health issues that may require medical supervision nor liable for any damages or negative consequences that arise from any treatment, protocol, action, application, or preparation by any person reading or following the information and suggestions made in this book. References are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute endorsement of any websites or other sources. Readers should be aware that the websites listed in this work may have change.
You should first consult with your physician before initiating any diet or exercise program and before taking any dietary EPE supplements. Furthermore, you should neither combine EPEs with any medication(s) nor stop taking prescribed medication. Do not take EPEs if you have or suspect having any health problems, or if pregnant and lactating, without first asking the advice of your physician.
Keep EPEs out of the reach from children and do not exceed any recommended dose. The author is not a licensed medical doctor and is neither providing medical advice nor diagnosing or treating any condition you may have. In the event the reader of MEPTM uses the information written in the encyclopedia without the approval of a healthcare provider, she/he is prescribing for her/himself and assuming full responsibility for it. The author assumes no responsibility or liability regarding a reader’s actions. Likewise, no responsibility or liability is assumed by the author should the information be used in place of a licensed physician. There are no warranties or guarantees of any kind made regarding the performance or reproducible effectiveness of the author’s methods mentioned in the encyclopedia.
However, it is the author’s full intention to motivate future scientific research studies, which should be established and evident by the enormous amount of data presented here. This new and innovative methodology should advance the frontiers of knowledge by leading to new ways of thinking, suggesting possible novel applications, and paving the way for future scientific research studies in the fields of medicine, nutrition science, and biological custom-made therapeutics. The author does recognize the need to raise the standards of evidence and increase the availability of the best scientific based evidence to the practitioner and the consumer. Most of the data presented in this encyclopedia is from the author’s many years of experience and supported by the citations of countless independent research studies based on factual science-based medicine. Furthermore, the author acknowledges that not all research does warrant further investigation. Plausibility needs to be a prerequisite condition for any medical investigations, and an integrated approach to analyzing the accurate scientific potential value of research is warranted. Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM), as we commonly understand it, should be recognized as neither an excellent nor completely obsolete tool, but rather one that is both important and limited. On the other hand, Science-Based Medicine (SBM) should be embraced as the microscopic new lens through which healthcare is implicitly evaluated. For only then can we move far away from the foolish “pseudo scientist” approach of offering anecdotally relevant treatment solutions to the humans for whom we care and who deserve a lot better, and instead begin moving towards building up a network of critical thinkers when new methodologies and pharmacological interventions are presented.
There is currently no state-level licensing for herbalists and/or phytotherapists other than those linked to an acupuncture licensure (LAc) or naturopath (ND). However, no current license precludes the right of other health professionals or laypersons to use, dispense, or recommend medicinal plants, or foods, and additional legal protections granted to the license holder specifically related to the use of herbs are not always clearly defined.
Regulations and laws vary greatly across the world regarding medicinal herbal practice and products. In the absence of licensure, the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America protects our freedom of speech to provide information to clients related to their health. However, this is restricted by the necessity to avoid being viewed as practicing medicine without a license, which is why I have repeatedly stated that I am not a licensed healthcare provider.
Statement & Disclosures
The author wishes to disclose that he is free of any financial conflict of interest regarding the publication of The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Embryonic Phytotherapy (MEPTM) after selling his business, Plant Stem Cells (PSC®) Distribution LLC, on August 30, 2019, to Ancient Plant Wisdom LLC. As the originator and founder of PSC® Plant Stem Cells Application Filing US Serial Number: 77783401 Dated: Jul. 17, 2009, the author as since then sold PSC registered trademark with the sale of its parent company but will remain the sole copyright owner for the intellectual properties (IPs) associated with any of PSC prior writing and this methodology and will continue to promote further MEPTM education. The author is the sole owner of this new trademark for the MEPTM methodology and is planning a worldwide tour of interviews, lectures and seminars entitled, Connecting the Dots Series, upon completing the self-publishing literary work for The Encyclopedia of MEPTM copyright 2022.
Prior to this date, what financed the author’s costly scientific research studies—in excess of $16M—was profits from the sale of embryonic plant extracts (EPEs) through this business and other of the past. To ensure his research studies were recognized as valid, the author adhered to strict product specifications, and owning PSC® facilitated adherence to these critical standards. However, since he no longer owns the business, no potential financial conflict of interest exists.
The author requests that any reproduction of any text contained in this book and its ownership copyrights be properly cited. Anyone who wishes to refer to some or any part of its contents must obtain written permission from me, D. Richard (2022), and cite The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Embryonic Phytotherapy (MEPTM), as well as the chapter being cited, including reference page numbers and ISBN.