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Posted April 22, 2017: by Bill Sardi
Despite the fact 71% of Americans take dietary supplements and 85% express overall confidence in their safety [Council for Responsible Nutrition at CRN.org], one would get the mistaken impression from news reports that the public is mindless and gullible to every sales pitch made by supplement makers.
There is no question major news sources create news to fit political, environmental, cultural or religious agendas. Americans’ trust and confidence in mass media “to report the news fully, accurately and fairly” has dropped to an all-time low says The Gallup Poll. Only 32% of Americans polled say they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the news media. [Gallup.com]
Posted April 19, 2017: by Bill Sardi
The US Preventive Services Task Force has issued a new statement on screening for prostate cancer that virtually eliminates any sanctions against doctors who perform needless prostate cancer treatment.
As background, in 2012 the same task force advised against PSA tests. Now a U-turn: instead physicians abrogate their responsibility to instruct patients by saying they have no specific advice on the topic of PSA tests and men can decide treatment options, including no treatment (active surveillance) on their own.
Posted April 14, 2017: by Bill Sardi
Posted April 5, 2017: by Bill Sardi
The active principal in garlic, allicin, is being put to the test in human research studies and it is producing health benefits unparalleled by any prescription drug.
Is any drug known that simultaneously reduces the risk for cardiovascular disease by 64%, high blood pressure by 26% and chronic kidney disease by 32%? A recently published study says habitual consumption of fresh uncooked garlic does. The remarkable report documenting this attracts no news headlines. [Journal Hypertension March 17, 2017]
Posted February 21, 2017: by Bill Sardi
Scientists In China Malign Antioxidant Supplements;
Say Mild Biological Stress Can Produce More Internal Antioxidants
Than Can Be Taken In Pills
If you think President Donald Trump is getting unfairly slammed by fake news stories distributed by major news media consider the predicament of vitamin shop owners today who have been branded as “killers” in a news report that is being widely circulated today.
Posted February 14, 2017: by Bill Sardi
Getting behind the curtains on the stage of modern medicine like I do, one gets the distinct impression that people are just being allowed to die on time for the benefit of life insurance companies and/or to fulfill covert population control agendas.
Modern medicine prescribes replacement thyroid, estrogen, and insulin but fails to prescribe another important hormone, leaving millions of senior Americans with a weak immune system and vulnerability to infection and cancer. The only proposed remedies are stem cell injections or organ transplants that are expensive and impractical since replacement of this hormone would be universal among adults over age 60.
Posted January 12, 2017: by Bill Sardi
During a tumultuous period of turnover of federal agencies just prior to the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, the Federal Trade Commission appears to be taking a final shot at a company that in 2009 needled forgetful government officials who didn’t pay their taxes on time.
Posted January 16, 2016: by Bill Sardi
I have written extensively at LewRockwell.com about cholesterol and statin drugs: A new injectable cholesterol drug (July 28, 2015); When will modern medicine give up its cholesterol cash-cow? (Dec 27, 2013); Statin cholesterol-lowering drugs work via reduction of iron (May 27, 2013); Statin drugs don’t save lives (Nov 10, 2008); Coronary calcium predicts future heart attacks, not cholesterol (March 28, 2008); Who will tell the people? It isn’t cholesterol. (Feb 5, 2007);
There have been numerous other critics of statin drugs: Don’t give more patients statins, John Abramson/Rita Redberg, NY times (Nov 13, 2013); The Great Cholesterol Con, Malcolm Kendrick (Oct 1, 2008); The Cholesterol Myths, Uffe Ravnskov (Oct 1, 2000); The Statin Damage Crisis, Duane Graveline (July 29, 2012); Lipitor Thief Of Memory, Duane Graveline (Sept 23, 2010)
Yet the American population has been systematically educated and can be considered a nation of ingrained cholesterol phobes and the statin drug industry continues to rake in billions of dollars in revenues.
Posted November 29, 2015: by Bill Sardi
According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutritional deficiencies are rampant in over-fed/undernourished America. Just a sampling from the USDA list of essential nutrients that are not consumed in sufficient amounts by a percentage of the population includes vitamin E (86.4%), folic acid (40.3%), magnesium (57%), potassium (92.4%), vitamin C (42%), zinc (29.2%). [Knowledge of Health]
The Recommended Daily Allowance for essential nutrients is generally too low and the above figures don’t even approach the massive nutrient shortages in the population at large.
Posted October 9, 2015: by Bill Sardi
At a 1999 conclave, executives of the nation’s biggest food companies walked out on a meeting that attempted to get them to share some of the responsibility for the then growing diabesity epidemic. [New York Times Feb 20, 2013] With sugarized bacon, ketchup, peanut butter, wrapped meats, salad dressings and processed foods dominating grocery store shelves, shockingly half the nation now is diabetic or pre-diabetic. [LA Times Sept 8, 2015; Journal American Medical Assn. Sept 8, 2015]
Pre-diabetes means that your blood sugar level is higher than normal but not high enough to be classified as adult-onset (type II) diabetes and you have not developed symptoms yet (eyes, kidneys, heart, pancreas). You are more likely to develop full-blown diabetes within 2 to 10 years. [Mayo Clinic]