Episode 13 – Dr. John Midavaine

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Episode 13 – Dr. John Midavaine

Guest Speaker – Dr. John Midavaine

John Midavaine studied medicine. Being focussed on health improvement, he came in contact with patients with huge numbers of flying hours, who were looking for answers to treat their neurological health problems.

John: “Besides my specialism in Sports Medicine, I have been engaged in Orthomolecular Medicine for a long time. In recent years I have frequently met people who fly frequently, either by profession or for business, often showing neurological problems. I’ve specialised in orthomolecular treatments in general, but in particular in top sport and aviation, which in a way is top sport as well. I achieved good results there, amongst others for patients who fly frequently.
Nevertheless, I want to find out more about causes and results, which will eventually allow us to move our focus towards prevention. At the time, unfortunately there is still insuffcient knowledge about the neurological problems related to air travel.”

“This is the reason why I joined Stichting Fly Aware. Our ultimate goal is to show up in the future with more facts and evidence.”

Besides his activities for Stichting Fly Aware, John is a.o. the Head of a clinic for Lifestyle Medicine: Lifemedic.nl

Dr. John Midavaine Contact:

 www.lifemedic.nl

or via email info@lifemedic.nl

Pro-Health Medical

Stichting Fly Aware

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Twitter: @FlyAware

E-mail: info@flyaware.nl

Diagrams to understand Orthomolecular Medicine:

Postsynaptic Cell
Detoxification Process

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Episode 12 – Kathrin Bary-Schüller

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Episode 12 – Kathrin Bary-Schüller

Guest Speaker – Kathrin Bary-Schüller

Kathrin is a 39 year old mother of two beautiful sons, who started her career in aviation 18 years ago as check in agent while still studying economics at university. In 2005 she felt like she needed a break from studying and started flying. She never went back, the virus infected her. She loved it!

3 years later she became Purser (head of the cabin).

Her career had a rough ending in 2016, after experiencing 5 Fume Events within 22 months ( 2014 – 2016). In 2018 she became permanently unfit to fly due to the chronic health effects and impairments that resulted from the fume events.

Kathrin is the founder as well as board member of the nonprofit organization Patient initiative Contaminated Cabin Air, P-CoC in short. She also runs her blog “Kabinenlobby”. She also advocates politically for the improvement of the legal status of affected crew after fume events.

Kathrin Contact:

www.kabinenlobby.de

#sayyestocleancabinair

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Episode 11 – Tim Van Beveren (Part 2)

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Episode 11 – Tim Van Beveren (Part 2)

Guest Speaker – Tim Van Beveren (TVB)

Tim van Beveren is a journalist, photographer, cameraman, and filmmaker. He has been involved in the media industry for more than 30 years and has played an important role as author, director, and co-worker in the development of several award-winning film and television productions (including the German Federal Film Award, New York Festivals, International Great Lakes Film Festival and others).

Since the end of the 1980s, he has also reported from crises and war zones, e.g. the popular uprising in Nepal (1989), Kurdistan and Afghanistan. He accompanied the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former Federal Chancellor Willy Brandt at the end of 1990 on his successful humanitarian mission to Iraq in order to reach the release of the Germans and other citizens of dictator Saddam Hussein who were kept in “strategic sites” as “human shields”. Before and after he reported as a correspondent on behalf of private and public TV providers from the crisis area of the Gulf (1990-1991) and later the Balkan conflict in the former Yugoslavia (1991-1995). Van Beveren himself became a direct witness to the conflicts of the modern era. From 1998 to 2005 he lived and worked as a TV and print correspondent in the USA since 2008 he lives in Berlin.

Nominations and awards : 1986 nominated for the Max-Ophüls-Award / 1988 federal film-award for participating in “Das Treibhaus“ / 1996 gold medal at the New York Festivals for the TV-documentary “Fear is included in the Airfare – a crash and its consequences“ (ARD) /2015 total of four international awards for the documentary “Unfiltered breathed in – the Truth about Aerotoxic Syndrome” / 2016 and 2017 awarded with several honorable mentions by IPA and Monochrome Awards / 2018 best documentary made by or about women at Alive Doc International Festival at Los Angeles for “Women Composers” / 2019 best documentary feature at 10th World Music and Independent Film Festival at Washington DC for “Women Composers”

Tim van Beveren Bio

journalist /editor/photographer/director

Languages: : German, English, Italian, French, Dutch

Nationality: : German

Works as: : journalist and editor (economics, law, consumers, specialized in aviation and space, technology and environment, investigative reporter, TV- and radio-producer, cameraman (DP) expert for aircraft accidents, media coach, teacher for journalism, photography and filmmaking, director.

Specials: : private pilot (PiC + 6.500 hr), scuba-diving, digital and analog camera- and editing systems (AVID, FCP, FCP X), helicopter based aerial videography (FLIR) and remote controlled drones, investigative research, computer systems and applications (Apple and Windows), photoshop, web-design and social media, internet-campaigning.

1982 – – 1986 Studies of Law at Rh. Friedrich-Wilhems-Universität, Bonn

1982 – – 1984 Internship News Desk, free-lance author Stadtfernsehen Videobonn (became later DFA) camera, editor, studio-director

1984 – – 1986 movie “Jannan – the extradition“ (script, director, producer)

1986 – – 1989 Studies of Art in Urbino, Italy – film editing in Rome

Since 1989 working for : : DW, ARD, ZDF, Arte, 3SAT, RTL, SAT 1, VOX, PRO 7, RAI, NRK, KRO, CBS, NBC, Phönix, ABC Australia, DDP, SFR, ORF as well as private production companies with the following formats: news, economics, science, current affairs, aviation, documentaries

1996 – – 2005 correspondent in the USA for Swiss media productions

Since 2005 back in Germany, author, editor, producer and DoP for private and public owned broadcast and print media, media-coach, guest lecturer for photography and digital media, int’l coordinator and supervising art director for the necropolis-project, filmmaker

TVB Contact:

tvbmedia.de

Film Links to the Docu-film “Unfiltered Breathed In”:

English

French

German

TVB Books:

Shades of Grey

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Episode 10 – Tim Van Beveren (Part 1)

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Episode 10 – Tim Van Beveren (Part 1)

Guest Speaker – Tim Van Beveren (TVB)

Tim van Beveren is a journalist, photographer, cameraman, and filmmaker. He has been involved in the media industry for more than 30 years and has played an important role as author, director, and co-worker in the development of several award-winning film and television productions (including the German Federal Film Award, New York Festivals, International Great Lakes Film Festival and others).

Since the end of the 1980s, he has also reported from crises and war zones, e.g. the popular uprising in Nepal (1989), Kurdistan and Afghanistan. He accompanied the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former Federal Chancellor Willy Brandt at the end of 1990 on his successful humanitarian mission to Iraq in order to reach the release of the Germans and other citizens of dictator Saddam Hussein who were kept in “strategic sites” as “human shields”. Before and after he reported as a correspondent on behalf of private and public TV providers from the crisis area of the Gulf (1990-1991) and later the Balkan conflict in the former Yugoslavia (1991-1995). Van Beveren himself became a direct witness to the conflicts of the modern era. From 1998 to 2005 he lived and worked as a TV and print correspondent in the USA since 2008 he lives in Berlin.

Nominations and awards : 1986 nominated for the Max-Ophüls-Award / 1988 federal film-award for participating in “Das Treibhaus“ / 1996 gold medal at the New York Festivals for the TV-documentary “Fear is included in the Airfare – a crash and its consequences“ (ARD) /2015 total of four international awards for the documentary “Unfiltered breathed in – the Truth about Aerotoxic Syndrome” / 2016 and 2017 awarded with several honorable mentions by IPA and Monochrome Awards / 2018 best documentary made by or about women at Alive Doc International Festival at Los Angeles for “Women Composers” / 2019 best documentary feature at 10th World Music and Independent Film Festival at Washington DC for “Women Composers”

Tim van Beveren Bio

journalist /editor/photographer/director

Languages: : German, English, Italian, French, Dutch

Nationality: : German

Works as: : journalist and editor (economics, law, consumers, specialized in aviation and space, technology and environment, investigative reporter, TV- and radio-producer, cameraman (DP) expert for aircraft accidents, media coach, teacher for journalism, photography and filmmaking, director.

Specials: : private pilot (PiC + 6.500 hr), scuba-diving, digital and analog camera- and editing systems (AVID, FCP, FCP X), helicopter based aerial videography (FLIR) and remote controlled drones, investigative research, computer systems and applications (Apple and Windows), photoshop, web-design and social media, internet-campaigning.

1982 – – 1986 Studies of Law at Rh. Friedrich-Wilhems-Universität, Bonn

1982 – – 1984 Internship News Desk, free-lance author Stadtfernsehen Videobonn (became later DFA) camera, editor, studio-director

1984 – – 1986 movie “Jannan – the extradition“ (script, director, producer)

1986 – – 1989 Studies of Art in Urbino, Italy – film editing in Rome

Since 1989 working for : : DW, ARD, ZDF, Arte, 3SAT, RTL, SAT 1, VOX, PRO 7, RAI, NRK, KRO, CBS, NBC, Phönix, ABC Australia, DDP, SFR, ORF as well as private production companies with the following formats: news, economics, science, current affairs, aviation, documentaries

1996 – – 2005 correspondent in the USA for Swiss media productions

Since 2005 back in Germany, author, editor, producer and DoP for private and public owned broadcast and print media, media-coach, guest lecturer for photography and digital media, int’l coordinator and supervising art director for the necropolis-project, filmmaker

TVB Contact:

tvbmedia.de

TVB Film Links to “Unfiltered Breathed In”:

English

French

German

TVB Books:

Shades of Grey

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Episode 9 – Bearnairdine Beaumont

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Episode 9 – Bearnairdine Beaumont

Guest Speaker – Bearnairdine Beaumont

After experiencing the misfortune of becoming unfit to fly and being more or less forced into medical retirement,  Bearnairdine became involved in research to improve the quality of aircraft cabin air and has become a busy advocate and voice for the campaign. For years now she has been helping aerotoxic fume victims to understand their ill-health.

Over the years after a lot of trial and error, her own health improved somewhat. Before beginning her flying career she qualified as a laboratory assistant and decided to use that education and combine it with naturopathy. She qualified as a naturopath in Biofeedback, Neuro-Electro-Anatomy, Herbalism. 

In 2013 Bearnairdine founded the ‘Aerotoxic Team’, a very informative website containing evidence, documentaries, testimonies, science and news. She also has a blog called “It’s in the air we breathe” and writes articles for news outlets. Bearnairdine networks internationally with experts, scientists and other ‘clean cabin air’ advocates and appeared in the investigative documentary “Unfiltered Breathed In”.

In 2016  Bearnairdine published two books in two languages in which she talks about her Aerotoxic journey. It is not only part of her story with many colorful high-lights from her flying years, it also helps understand what actually causes Aerotoxic Syndrome. Her third book: ‘Tomb in the Sky’ is being launched any day now.

She retreated from the modern world which has become increasingly saturated with chemical fumes everywhere, and is now living in a beautiful, very secluded ‘clean-air’ area in the Swiss Alps with her little dog ‘Dolly’. From there she continues to support the Aerotoxic Syndrome campaign via computer and telephone.

Link to bio – Bearnairdine Beaumont

http://www.planeholistichealth.com/about-me.html

Websites:

aerotoxicteam.com

planeholistichealth.com

Bearnairdine Beaumont Contact

https://www.aerotoxicteam.com/contact.html

Host – Chriselda Barretto

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Episode 8 – Mary-Roos Nijs

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Episode 8 – Mary-Roos Nijs

Guest Speaker – Mary-Roos Nijs Bio

Mary Roos did her initial training 19 years ago at the Sabena flight academy and soon after graduation she started working as a flight attendant medium haul and long haul. She was promoted to purser almost 13 years ago. 

As from her initial training, she has flown on the Avro/146 family, ATR72, Dash8, Boeing 737, Airbus 320 family and the Airbus 330 family too… 

She is passionate about her job and still, after all this time, she really loves flying! But now she is even more passionate about promoting healthy flight conditions and solutions. 

After finding out about the dangers of contaminated air in aircrafts and the impact of toxic fumes on the human body, she started an awareness campaign on her own in the company she is flying for. 

Now looking back in time, the first results and evolution are encouraging however she realizes that there is still a long way to go…

Mary Roos Contact:

Crew for NON-TOXIC Healthy Cabin Air

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Episode 7 – Dr. Michel Mulder

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Episode 7 – Dr Michel Mulder

Guest Speaker – Dr. Michel Mulder, MD

Dr Michel Mulder is a medical doctor, specialising in aviation medicine.  He served in Africa with Medcins Sans Frontières. There he was instrumental in organising a Hercules airlift, and caught the flying bug. Later, after qualifying as a pilot, Michel became a KLM pilot ending up on long-haul routes.

“Destinations in Africa” says Michel “were my favourite, for which I volunteered.” When pilots are able to bid for their preferred routes, most select Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Sidney, etc, but he would ask for Africa, using his stopovers to help organise village cleanwater schemes. At the same time he continued to practice as an aeromedical examiner on his days off.

He has now seen hundreds of Aerotoxic cases. In 2012 he diagnosed Richard Westgate as suffering the severest effects of Aerotoxic Syndrome.

Since 2008 Dr Mulder was involved in numerous research projects and co-authored scientific studies and articles.

Michel F.A. Mulder Bio:

Dr Michel Mulder Contact:

aeromed@neomailbox.ch

Published Scientific Articles

AUTOANTIBODIES TO NERVOUS SYSTEM-SPECIFIC PROTEINS ARE ELEVATED IN SERA OF FLIGHT CREW MEMBERS: BIOMARKERS FOR NERVOUS SYSTEM INJURY

Autoantibody markers of neural degeneration are associated with post-mortem histopathological alterations of a neurologically injured pilot

Cognitive impairment and associated loss in brain white microstructure in aircrew members exposed to engine oil fumes

A comparison of fresh and used aircraft oil for the identification of toxic substances linked to aerotoxic syndrome

(DUTCH) Het aerotoxisch syndroom: feit of fabel?

DNA Testing (and other miscellaneous tests)

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Episode 6 – Ap Van de Kraats (+ Annie De Vries)

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Episode 6 – Ap Van de Kraats (+ Annie De Vries)

Guest Speaker – Ap Van De Kraats Bio

Born in 1954, Ap grew up in the Netherlands. He received his flight training in 1972-1975, at the Dutch Government Flight Academy. After that he spent 3 years in small aviation, performing banner towing (advertisement) flights, aerial photography and sight-seeing flights over the Netherlands.

In 1978, he joined a large Dutch airline company and spent 33 years there with great pleasure. After 7 years as a co-pilot on the DC9, he upgraded to Captain on the DC9, B737, A310 resp. (all short- and middle range routes). In 1994 he became a Captain on the B747-400 (long range). During the last 5 years before his retirement, his partner Annie would frequently accompany him on his trips, which they both enjoyed a lot. In 2011 he was retired, in good health and fit, and he wasn’t too keen to give up active flying yet. So, when offered the opportunity, he happily accepted a position as a Captain B747-400 in a South Korean company.

Ap: “Also in this ‘after career’ I was more than happy: many new destinations and routes, the interaction with new people, new cultures etc. It was a very intense period, but in one word amazing!”

Unfortunately, mid 2014 he suddenly got several acute health problems, like a sudden hearing loss, neurological disorders and extreme fatigue.

Ap: “That was the abrupt end of a flying career and the start of a difficult period with lots of doctor appointments, getting to accept my limitations and searching for possible causes. And of course for solutions, if at all possible…..”

“After a tip from a colleague, we were lucky enough to discover the cause of my health problems pretty soon: for years the air on board appears to have been contaminated with Organo Phosphates, severe toxins which damage the nerve system. Even very low doses can silently ‘pile up’ in your body until they reach a certain critical level, and then suddenly cause this type of disorders.”

“At that time I was in a very bad shape indeed, almost like a Zombie. My short term memory was very bad, and my mind had slowed down dramatically. My vision was blurred and I was moving as in a slow motion movie. For about 4-5 months, driving a car was absolutely no option, as the world was going way too fast for me, I simply could not keep up. Sitting in the car as Annie was driving me to the next doctor or therapist, I’d suffer strong vertigo during turns, I’d literally brace myself with both hands. I had several strong tremors per day, which literally exhausted me. I slept well over 12 hours per night and even then I really needed a good extra nap in the afternoon to get through the day.”

“One of the nastiest symptoms there is probably the depressive emotions that come with it. I’ve fortunately never reached a point where I seriously considered to commit suicide, but I do understand now that so many people with these problems do take their lives. I’ve been particularly lucky to have the unconditional support, understanding and solidarity of my partner Annie to help me through this difficult period. Many a relationship gets under severe pressure or even strands completely as the partner doesn’t understand what is happening to an AS patient (nor does the patient himself) and why he/she changes so drastically.”

“I was again very lucky to come into contact with John Midavaine., an ex-orthopedist, who specialised in sports- and orthomolecular medicine. With his professional guidance, food supplements and some supporting therapies, daily life gradually became a lot more ‘normal’ again.”

“I personally experienced how important it is to get the right information passed on and to receive the proper support when you’re suddenly confronted with so many health issues which you don’t understand, a really threatening situation. This motivated Annie and I in 2017 to take part in the founding of Stichting Fly Aware. With our contribution to this non-profit foundation we hope we can help others to get going again, too.”  

The board of Stichting Fly Aware consists of:

Chairman: Dr. John Midavaine

Secretary/Multimedia/International Contacts: Annie de Vries

Treasurer/web master: Ap van de Kraats

Website: https://www.flyaware.nl

FB: Stichting Fly Aware

Twitter: @FlyAware

E-mail: info@flyaware.nl

Ap Van de Kraats Contact:

ap@flyaware.nl

Fly-Aware Information Event In Holland – May 10

https://www.flyaware.nl/events/informatieavond-10-mei/

Host – Chriselda Barretto

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Episode 5 – Daniel Dumalin

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Episode 5 – Daniel Dumalin

Guest Speaker – Daniel Dumalin Bio

Education:

1. Licentiate in Experimental and Theoretical Psychology (Research psychologist)

Today this is called Master of Science in Experimental and Theoretical Psychology

2. Associate’s degree in Electronic Engineering

3. Associate’s degree in Biomedical Engineering

Separate courses:

1. Biomedical Electronics (M.Sc. in Electronics and ICT Engineering Technology)

2. Biomedical Product Development (M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering)

3. Neuromodulation and Imaging (M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering)

Experience:

29 years experience in IT, Software developer, Web developer, System administrator

Organizations:

Board member of Section Neuroscience and Psychophysiology [2017-present]

Section Psychophysiology [2012 – 2017] organization position Board member and Technical Advisor until it merged into the Section Neuroscience and Psychophysiology

QNBG (Quantified Neurophysiology Belgium Group) [1999 – 2005] as Scientific and Technical coordinator

Daniel Dumalin Contact:

AerotoxBrain@proximus.be

Daniel Dumalin Publication:

Dumalin, D. (2017). The Contingent Negative Variation: The Cumulative Curve Method Revisited. In P. Sittiprapaporn (Ed.), Event-Related Potentials and Evoked Potentials (pp. 51-66). Intech. doi:10.5772/65183

https://www.intechopen.com/books/event-related-potentials-and-evoked-potentials/the-contingent-negative-variation-the-cumulative-curve-method-revisited

Fly-Aware Information Event In Holland – May 10

https://www.flyaware.nl/events/informatieavond-10-mei/

Links to different press articles

English version

Short link: https://wp.me/p5lySl-fvf

Dutch version:

De Morgen

https://www.demorgen.be/tech-wetenschap/belgisch-onderzoek-naar-giftige-dampen-in-vliegtuig-eerste-resultaten-zijn-verontrustend~b63c5881/

French version:

https://www.7sur7.be/7s7/fr/1518/Sante/article/detail/3525017/2019/04/08/La-qualite-de-l-air-dans-les-avions-jugee-catastrophiq

Host – Chriselda Barretto

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Episode 4 – Willem Felderhof

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Episode 4 – Willem Felderhof

Guest Speaker – Willem Felderhof Bio

Willem is a former commercial airline pilot from the Netherlands. Willem always had a fascination for aviation since the time he was a little kid. The fulfillment of his dream to become an airline pilot came into manifestation when he started his training at the National School of Aviation in the Netherlands. Before that he served as a green beret in the Special Forces of the Dutch army and had several jobs in commerce.

Before his career as an airline pilot his physical health was outstanding also as a result of intense and different sporting activities during his youth.

When he finished his initial flight training in 1991 with success he started as a copilot in small aviation on the Dornier 228. 2 years later he joined Transavia Airlines where he operated as a co-pilot on the B737-300 and 400.

In 1995 he was hired by KLM and where he continued his flying career as co-pilot on the MD11. After 19 years he left the MD11 division and started his training for captain on the B737. Due to his severely deteriorating health condition he had to quit his job as a pilot completely in 2014 with more than 10 thousand flight hours. At this moment Willem does not board any airplane anymore, also not as a passenger and he is trying to recover from AS – Aerotoxic Syndrome.

His first health issues started roughly after 4 years of flying with migraines, loss of energy, sleeping disorders and emotional stress. He was diagnosed with burnout by the airlines health department first in 2001 and then again in 2003. During this period, he tried to recover from this condition by changing his life drastically on all levels.

It took him 8 years to come to the definite conclusion that the increasing deteriorating health condition, despite the radical shifts in his life, was caused not by him but the result of something in the airplanes. Although he had strong suspicions that there was something “wrong” with the air supply he had no idea what this exactly could be. When he came in contact with people that had knowledge of AS he started to take samples of the air, his blood and urine and tested these on the presence of organophosphates, in particular TCP’s and its affiliated isomers.

All the tests were positive and from then on his battle against the airline and the industry started which resulted in a big lawsuit in 2013. The mainstream media labeled him from that moment ‘The Toxic Pilot’.

https://www.aerotoxic.org/klm-court-case-in-the-netherlands/

Willem Felderhof Contact:

willem@bodyoneness.nl

http://www.bodyoneness.nl/

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Host – Chriselda Barretto

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Link to her books:
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