• 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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  • Lack Of Vitamin A May Be Overlooked Root Of Tinnitus And Hearing Loss

    Posted May 21, 2014: by Bill Sardi

    Nutritional supplementation may play a preventive, therapeutic or even regenerative role when hearing loss occurs. Frequently doctors are remiss in making nutritional recommendations. It is now a common practice for physicians to address every disease as if it were a drug deficiency in the face of published reports showing nutritional imbalances are at the root of most chronic diseases.

    For example, confronted with a case of sudden unexplained loss of hearing, physicians impulsively inject steroids that have been shown to work no better than an inactive placebo. [Archives Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery June 2007] Yet there are valid nutritional approaches to emergent cases of hearing loss, as explained below.

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  • Read 279 Mindless News Reports About Resveratrol And Wine at Google News.

    Posted May 17, 2014: by Bill Sardi

    You can read them all — all 279 of them at GoogleNews. Modern medicine can release falsehoods against one of the most promising dietary supplement ingredients and the news media will propagate it without question.

    It’s obvious the nation’s health reporters mindlessly parroted the press release emanating from Johns Hopkins Medicine that errantly claimed the red wine molecule resveratrol (rez-vair-ah-trol) was of worthless value in reducing overall mortality among senior adults living in a wine-making region of Italy over a period of 9 years. Over 279 news reporters never doubted what researchers said. They just re-wrote the news story and hurried it into publication.

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  • Predictable: Modern Medicine Errantly Claims Asthma Deaths Are A Result Of A Drug Deficiency, Not A Nutrient Deficiency

    Posted May 9, 2014: by Bill Sardi

    “Hundreds of deaths could be prevented” says the headline published at the UK’s online TELEGRAPH health home page.  “Asthma sufferers are dying needlessly,” says health editor Laura Donnelly.  Two-thirds of the deaths from asthma including almost all of those involving children could have been prevented with use of stronger-dose steroid inhalers.  Health authorities called it a “frankly horrifying” blunder.  Lower-dose inhalers were used because they were more economical.  A leading physician said it was “a tragic waste of life,” and added that all patients should have access to high-quality care.

    However the problem may be rooted in lack of proper nutrition, not in a drug deficiency.  The medical literature is replete with reports showing vitamin D deficiency increases the severity of asthma attacks.  [Hospital Pediatrics Oct 2013; Indian Journal Pediatrics Nov 6, 2013; Respiratory Research Feb 22, 2013]  Vitamin D can be used without the withering of bone, cloudy cataracts and depressed immune system that result from chronic used of steroidal drugs to control asthma.

    Physician indifference and ignorance are to blame for these avoidable deaths.  ©2014 Bill Sardi, Knowledge of Health, Inc.

  • Health Practices: Are You Living In The Past?

    Posted : by Bill Sardi

    Suddenly there are a plethora of recent reports that indicate many of the common health practices promoted in recent decades have been a giant misdirection.  Let’s examine some of them:

    Still take an aspirin a day to prevent a heart attack?

    Like millions of Americans are you still taking a baby aspirin every day to prevent blood clots from forming in your coronary arteries that supply your heart with oxygenated blood?

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  • Most Long-Lived Men Will Die With But Not Of Prostate Cancer; Then Why Do 30,000 Men A Year With Prostate Cancer Succumb To Their Malignancy?

    Posted May 8, 2014: by Bill Sardi

    In all the years of saying most men die with but not of prostate cancer, no one comes to the fore to explain why 30,000 men DO succumb to this disease annually. While the most common type of prostate cancer is slow growing and not life threatening [Group Health], men live in fear they will be among the 30,000.

    There are an estimated 2.5 million men in the U.S. living with diagnosed prostate cancer, whatever that means. About 233,000 new cases will be diagnosed and ~30,000 will die of the disease annually according to the American Cancer Society.   [American Cancer Society]

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