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Have you found information on this site useful to you? Did the cancer protocols help save your life, or the life of a loved one? I consider this site to be a part of my charity work, and so I'm glad that it helped you. I'm also glad to be able to offer this information at no charge to you, but of course the site isn't free to me. It takes time and money, and so contributions are appreciated.
You can show your support by buying a cookbook, or by donating here to help pay web hosting fees, or even drop me five bucks to pay for a coffee! Although donations to this site are NOT tax deductible, they do help me to continue the work on this site. For now this site is created from what I'd call "table scraps" of time. Because the site is a loss of time and money, it doesn't help me at all. Its advantage is for you, the reader.But I'd like to be able to do more -- I'd love to write many more articles on alternative health protocols, among other topics. Even a cup of coffee helps me to provide more content on this site.
The "Buy Pam a coffee" choice of $5
I do appreciate coffee, thank you!
The $10 "Buy Pam lunch" contribution
For those who feel the site helps people enough to give a little more.
The "Buy Pam a half tank of gas" contribution: $25
Thanks to those who are willing to help out even more!
The "Help Pam with hosting fees" choice: $50
Don't opt for the $50 level or other higher amounts unless you can truly afford it -- I'm only providing these amounts for people who have it and are committed to the same issues that I am. I'll call it the "Health Freedom" level because these donors are paying for everyone to have honest information on health, rather than corporate-controlled information and false choices.
The "Angels of health" choice: $100
Again, don't donate at this level unless you can REALLY afford it. Obviously, this level is for the type of person who graciously looks out for other people, so I'll call them "Health Angels."
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Why I use Paypal
Paypal is a little restrictive because I have to provide set amounts to "purchase." If you can afford it and want to give more, then select more than one of an "item" to "purchase." (For example if you want to give $30, just select three $10 "items.") Why do I use Paypal? Paypal doesn't rely on programming from this site -- when you're ready to check out, it takes you to its own site, where it-* handles all of the security to protect your credit card information. I've looked into other credit card providers, and I would need to stay updated on all of the latest internet security threats to keep your credit card information safe. (Something to think about when using other sites with no apparent credit card security.) Paypal has its own staff of security experts that do all of that work for me, just for the small handling fee they charge, and so I feel better about trusting readers' cards to Paypal for transactions on my web site.
My vision for this site
Now I want to talk about withholding potentially life-saving information from people. Rarely will you find other websites explaining such important issues with any honesty. Rather, you'll find people selling products, and major news organizations afraid of going against their biggest advertisers, the pharmaceutical companies. They're unlikely to be honest about health issues when they have financial conflicts of interest like that. I only advertise my cookbooks here, and they're not big money-makers. I've tried some advertisers like google ads, but those services are so poor that their links keep breaking, and I'd have to hire an employee just to keep on top of their programming quirks. They have also made zero dollars for this site, and so I no longer use them.
And so I have no conflicts of interest -- I am able and willing to provide readers with honest information without the fear of alienating advertisers or driving business to another provider. You may think that some news boards like that already exist, and the boards run by doctors would provide better health information. What I say to that is, just google your favorite doctor's name along with the word "zapper." Why don't they give you honest information on something as useful or effective as the zapper? Well, there are several reasons. One is that doctors can be de-licensed if they go against the grain too much. Dentists can be de-licensed or at least harassed just for saying that mercury fillings are bad for you. That's why even some of the best alternative doctors/authors won't go "all the way" in telling readers the truth. They always have that licensing threat hanging over their heads. They may want to share life-saving information with you, but they can't. They'd lose their licenses to practice medicine.
Even I withhold potentially life-saving information from people every day, although I don't mean to -- it's called not having enough time to work on this site. Over the years, my research has taken me places that I can't even describe here -- can't describe because I have to make a living, and don't have enough time to spend on this site. I'd really like to see this site become a high-quality health news service, along with general news, and many articles summarizing the major alternative health theories for various diseases and conditions. So far I haven't seen anything so useful online, probably because funding goes in the opposite direction, toward people who will work toward raw product promotion.
I'm sure that many people would have benefited from articles I never had time to write over the years. But there was absolutely nothing I could have done about it -- as it is, I've sacrificed a lot just to bring my readers the few in-depth articles already written. I'm not saying that I expect to be financed well enough to make this site my full-time job, or to launch a complete health news site. That would take a lot of donations. But I would like at least something to allow me to spend more time on this site. That can come through a few large gifts, or many small ones. Even some rather than none is good.
People have also enjoyed some of my early photos posted here. Through the years, I've found my photos on many web sites, and some have been used in magazines or on news web sites. A rewrite of my article on Omega-3 fatty acids has appeared in a health journal. But so far, I haven't been compensated financially for that work. In reality, PamRotella.com is my charitable cause, a sort of hobby that is forced to exist solely on small scraps of time and money. And so, if information here saved your life, you can thank my employers past and present for their paychecks, and the few people who bought cookbooks. If you the reader can afford anything and want to help out, that would be great, too.
Thanks to everyone,
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[Last updated 15 December 2011]
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