Obituary by Douglas Walcerz
Dr. Hulda Regehr Clark passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2009, at the age of 80, at the home of her son, Geoffrey, and his family, in Chula Vista, CA. She was born on October 18, 1928 in Rosthern, Saskatchewan, Canada, the daughter of Jacob and Maria Regehr, and the sister of Jacob, Henry, Willie, Irma, Edna and Leo.
She was known in her family for her intellect and hunting skills, but was discriminated against at school because her parents were immigrants and her first language was Low German. She earned her bachelor’s degree, Magnum Cum Laude, in 1950, and a master’s degree with High Honors from the University of Saskatchewan. She studied for two years at McGill University, and then earned her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1958.
She was married to John Burt Clark from 1956 to 1965, during which time she started her family and, as an entrepreneur, invented and patented Pink Puff, and wrote and copyrighted The Three Owls, a reading method for children without middle-class European backgrounds. She began her scientific career in 1965 researching the biochemistry of cell ion channels, especially their response to alcoholism, at Indiana University, Bloomington, with Alfred Strickholm.
Her impulse toward self-help and practical application led her to establish a nutritional consulting practice in the late 1960’s as a complement to her university research. When her Federal research funds were eliminated after the recession of 1974 she left the university, expanded her consulting practice, and established an independent research program based on her patient outcomes. Consulting and independent research on all aspects of human disease, especially cancer, was the focus of her life thereafter; she published seven books describing her findings and how ordinary people could use them to improve their health, and she established a clinic in Tijuana, Mexico, where she treated patients, conducted research, and trained others in her methods. Her observations, conclusions, and methods were and are controversial and attracted lawsuits and unwanted attention from government regulators, which handicapped her work. Despite threats and intimidation, her conviction, optimism and universally forgiving outlook allowed her to pursue her clinical practice and research without fear until she was 79.
She is survived by her three sons, Geoffrey Allen Clark, married to Charlotte Scullin Clark, Douglas Burt Walcerz, married to Elba Ivette Rohena, and Robert John Clark, married to Jane Templeton Clark, her three siblings, Edna Bernstein, Irma Gawboy, and Leo Regehr, and seven grandchildren.
Services will be held on Saturday, September 26, in Chula Vista, CA. She was grateful to all who supported and advanced her work during her lifetime, and her dream was that her work will be carried on by others. Memorial donations can be made to Amnesty International, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, or the American Civil Liberties Union.
Dr. Hulda Clark
by Oskar Thorvaldsson
Self Health Resource Center
I first heard of Dr. Hulda Clark when I bought her book, “The Cure for All Diseases,” at the Edgar Cayce bookstore in Virginia Beach, VA.
I told my friend that “I’d better buy it now before it becomes unavailable.” Little did I know that Dr. Clark did indeed have problems with her first publisher and therefore established her own publishing company, publishing books others would not touch.
It is a great loss to learn of Dr. Clark’s passing. She, like Edgar Cayce, had a special gift.
Mr. Cayce could reveal what was hidden with a direct connection to another world by falling into a self-induced trance, Dr. Clark revealed the inner workings of the material world with her own tools, notably, the Syncrometer.
Dr. Clark was not religious. She was very pragmatic and grounded in her findings. I remember her explaining to me: “Scientists have to have the courage to report what they find, and even if they don’t like what they find, they have to report it.”
With the Syncrometer in hand she tunneled into a new understanding of the inner working of the human body. Of course the scientific community stuck up its nose as is its nature, and ridiculed Dr. Clark, her tools and her theories, as well as her clients.
Dr. Clark was always hard at work when I met with her. She cared deeply about her patients, but unfortunately she did not always have the help she needed in the clinic.
It has never been easy to manufacture supplements up to Dr. Clark’s standards but we shall continue, thanks to her son Geoff Clark. Through the years I have had the good fortune to get to know the many people whose lives Dr. Clark touched so magically. Our customer service team and I have received thousands of calls from people thanking us for Dr. Clark’s wonderful, life-changing work.
I first learned that she had been diagnosed by a doctor to have passed away from arthritis and spinal cord injury. A month later, on October 6th her family published a summary of the cause of death, multiple myeloma, a blood and bone cancer is the most likely cause.
Unfortunately Dr. Clark could not use the same healing tools on herself as she had done on others because of arthritis in her hands. For this reason it may have been too late for Dr. Clark to do anything about her own condition finally when she found out about it. This must have been a painful and frustrating experience. A more detailed account of the cause of her passing is to be found on Dr. Hulda Clark’s website, www.huldaclark.net.
I know that Dr. Clark will continue to touch many more lives, in the same way that Edgar Cayce’s blessings have outlived his body.