We welcome all of our witnesses to this committee. I want to say to all of you how much we appreciate your testimony today.
Thank you, Dr. Cline, for that interesting case history and the importance of a proper investigation and diagnosis.
Of course, I think you'd be interested to hear that it was Pure North S'Energy that brought up the problem of toxification through mercury amalgam, which is a big concern to many people in the integrated med world.
Allan and Mark, I appreciate that Pure North S'Energy has raised the issue of Vitamin D. I think several of you mentioned Vitamin D, and I hope to hear a little more from all of you on that. I have a motion before this committee to look into two of the four injustices that you mentioned, so I want to come back to that in just a minute.
The first thing I want to mention is that I really appreciated this tile. Not all of you would have seen this, but it's from InspireHealth. Dr. Wright, you have a great cartoon presentation here. You won't be able to see this, but it shows a very busy doctor sweating away and mopping the floor while the sink is overflowing, and no one is paying attention to turning the tap off. I think there is something in common there with the energy that we are spending trying to manage our health care expenses while often missing the root-cause issues.
What I want to suggest is that there is a lot of stress in medicine, and what I've noticed about the groups that are present here is that you are very happy and enthusiastic about what you are engaged in. There is a lot of stress for some of your doctors.
I want to start with InspireHealth and just say that your program seems to take the stress out of cancer therapy for the patients. They can always engage with somebody. We heard from Dr. Cline about the importance of building a relationship with the patient, telling their story back to them, making sure they are understood, but managing stress.
Your results and outcomes in managing the cancer patients, along with the traditional cancer therapy that is targeting the lesions being addressed, have the attention of the B.C. government and the BC Cancer Agency. Your outcomes are sufficiently significant for your patients. B.C. has good statistics and you have received attention.
You do outreach to remote areas. I want you to briefly explain to this group how that works, and the role of Vitamin D in the better outcomes that you're getting. If you would, please start there.