• Why I Don’t And Won’t Vaccinate My Child

    Posted January 13, 2015: by Bill Sardi

    In response to this email:

    In a message dated 1/9/2015 8:24:16 A.M.PST: I would like to hear your thoughts on the recent outbreak of measles. I find it interesting that while the majority of cases are among unvaccinated people, there are some patients who have been vaccinated. A few of these are adults. Interesting dilemma. I do remember measles cases when I was a child and I remember the patient (young child) ended up with very bad eyesight problems, which were laid at the feet of the disease. I have subsequently found many of the things I learned as fact were untrue (ignorance, I believe, not malice), but I have read measles can attack the eyes. When there is an outbreak of disease, it’s hard not to turn to vaccination.

    Reply: Vaccines are outdated “cowpox” technology.  The milk maids got cowpox from the cows and therefore doctors scratched the maids’ skin on their arms and rubbed kids abraded skin next to it and the kids got a mild form of the pox and developed antibodies against chicken pox.

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  • Special Report: Antioxidants & Zinc For Macular Degeneration

    Posted September 18, 2014: by Bill Sardi

    FOR
    BETTER
    OR WORSE?
    ANTIOXIDANTS
    & ZINC FOR
    MACULAR
    DEGENERATION

    A disturbing study in the journal Ophthalmology, a publication of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, is likely to turn attempts to prevent and treat macular degeneration with dietary supplements upside down. The report is likely to cause dismay and confusion among patients with the disease who have been faithfully taking mineral or antioxidant formulas to delay visual decline. [Ophthalmology Sept 4, 2014]

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  • Yet Another Unjustified Hit Piece On Dietary Supplements

    Posted September 9, 2014: by Bill Sardi

    I should have guessed it was another hit piece on dietary supplements the moment I learned its author is panned as a political reporter with 30 years of experience (so his bio says, but his photo must have been taken when he was 20 years old). [ConsumerAffairs.com]

    Like so many online journalists these days, they read a press release issued by a health agency or a medical group but not the actual published scientific study referred to in the news report.

    If this journalist had read the entire published report his headline might have said something like “Liver toxicity study group unfairly blames dietary supplements for transplants and deaths attributed to alcohol.” Instead the headline reads: “Supplements now more likely than medications to cause death.” [ConsumerAffairs.com Sept 8, 2014]

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  • Dense Iron/Copper-Induced Blood Clots Linked To Brain, Eye, Heart and Diabetic Diseases; Some Natural Remedies Identified

    Posted August 27, 2014: by Bill Sardi

    In just the past two years researcher Etheresia Pretorius at the University of Pretoria in South Africa has published a flurry of reports that may turn modern medicine on its ear.

    Dr. Pretorius’ research may provide an explanation why efforts to quell Alzheimer’s disease with agents that reduce beta amyloid plaque in the brain or by maintaining brain chemicals (acetycholine) that facilitate memory have not been met with success. [Folia Neuropathologica 2014]

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  • Are Vitamin C Pills Worth Taking? Don’t Ask Your Doctor!

    Posted July 13, 2014: by Bill Sardi

    According to one self-proclaimed authority, vitamin C therapy is nothing but health quackery.  [Quackwatch.com] WebMD advises physicians that supplemental vitamin C is only marginally able to reduce symptoms and duration of the common cold.  But the primary study referred to employed just 200 milligrams of vitamin C, barely enough to marginally raise blood levels of this essential vitamin.  [WebMD June 20, 2012]

    None of this negative science discouraged laboratory researchers in China however.  They inoculated mice with influenza virus and then injected 3 milligrams of vitamin C per gram of body weight.  (Laboratory rats weigh about 300-500 grams.) [University of Wisconsin]  So these animals were injected with 900-1500 mg vitamin C.

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  • Are Big Pharma’s Drugs Making Us All Go Blind?

    Posted June 7, 2014: by Bill Sardi

    Big Pharma’s blood pressure and angina drugs have now been linked with dramatically increased rates of retinal disease and subsequent blindness.  Many thousands of Medicare-age patients may be suffering from drug-induced vision loss.

    The primary classes of drugs involved are vasodilators like nitroglycerin used to widen blood vessels among patients with chest pain (angina); and beta blockers that slow the heart to control blood pressure.  Nitroglycerin increases the risk for early-stage macular degeneration while beta blockers increase risk for the fast-progressive and sight-threatening form of macular degeneration.

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  • What You Need To Be Doing Today To Head Off Alzheimer’s Disease Tomorrow

    Posted June 6, 2014: by Bill Sardi

    You have to utilize the best available evidence today to avert Alzheimer’s disease a couple of decades ahead in your future.  That is what the best authorities are saying today.  The changes in the brain associated with early Alzheimer’s memory loss begin at least two decades prior to noticeable mental decline.  Treatment when symptoms first begin to arise may be too late to reverse deleterious effects upon the brain.

    Brain researchers now believe it would be more productive to develop a treatment that will be prescribed in the earliest stages of mental decline. [Molecular Neurodegeneration Oct 2013]

    Beta amyloid plaque deposition in the brain may precede Alzheimer’s disease symptoms by 20 years.  [Discovery Medicine May 2013]

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  • Antioxidant Supplements: Help Or Harm?

    Posted June 1, 2014: by Bill Sardi

    The question of whether to take antioxidant supplements has arisen once again.  I’ll chart the beginning of this debate back to 1994 when researchers erroneously and disingenuously reported that beta carotene pills raised mortality rates among smokers.  That report seemed to be timed to sidetrack legislation in Congress that would spare dietary supplements from being declared drugs.  The Dietary Supplement Health & Education Act was passed anyway, which suggests Congressional leaders didn’t even buy into the scientific propaganda.

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  • Fifteen Ways Allicin From Fresh-Crushed Garlic Beats Big Pharma’s Best Drugs

    Posted May 27, 2014: by Bill Sardi

    • Garlic mimics ACE inhibitors and calcium blockers
    • Garlic kills off yeast infection (Candida albicans) better than most drugs
    • Garlic works when bacteria become resistant to antibiotics
    • Garlic works better than anti-AIDs/HIV drug AZT
    • Garlic saves babies lives during pregnancy (conquers Strep B infection)
    • Garlic might conquer drug-resistant TB before drugs do
    • Garlic abolishes anthrax better than 5 antibiotics
    • Garlic spares good bacteria (acidophilus) when antibiotics don’t
    • Garlic removes lead better than commonly used drug (d-penicilliamine)
    • Garlic bests statin drugs – removes calcifications 3-fold better
    • Garlic superior to 3 classes of heart drugs
    • Garlic bests aspirin

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  • Stem Cell Therapy: What Are You Waiting For?

    Posted May 25, 2014: by Bill Sardi

    Vitamins And Natural Molecules At Center Of Stem Cell Self-Care

    What you won’t hear about stem cell technology is that it is a flop.  Despite billions of dollars of investment money, it is going nowhere.  In fact, what is going on today in research labs doesn’t even involve stem cells.  You can read more about it at Dr. William Prather’s article entitled “The Unrealized Potential Of Stem Cell Therapy.” [DDD Magazine Oct 2013]

    A problem with the stem cell industry is that it becomes so difficult to scuttle a research program that employs so many people at a time when unemployment is a national embarrassment.  There are an estimated 6100 full-time employees working in regenerative medicine and over 100 companies involved in stem cell therapies.  There were 537 patents filed for stem cell technology in 2007.  The National Institutes of Health is reported to have spent $546 million on embryonic stem cell research.  [StemCellAction.org] This perpetually promising industry is only in operation as long as it is government subsidized.

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