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Posted January 11, 2017: by Bill Sardi
In recent weeks the world has learned the news media creates fake news and/or completely shuns significant news stories to match its own politically correct agendas. So an unequivocal cure for a major brain disease goes unreported. Shame on CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, the BBC, Reuters, Associated Press and the New York Times.
For a disease considered incurable, a physician in Italy has begun to provide a common B vitamin to successfully treat a debilitating motor-nerve disease commonly known as Parkinson’s disease. The importance of this startling discovery has escaped major news outlets. It should be heralded on television and in newspapers worldwide. But it has only been reported by an obscure European news source. [Ultima Edizione.eu] (Be sure to click the before-and-after video tabs.)
Posted July 7, 2016: by Bill Sardi
According to one source, online sales of dietary supplements now represents 15.5% of overall sales and is a fast growing channel. [McKinsey Marketing] But that may not be for long. Consider these recent events privately reported to me.
A dietary supplement company that had been doing business for over a decade online was in the middle of a December 2015 year-end sale when it ran out of product. With the consent of consumers who wanted year-end pricing, orders were taken but not processed and a promise to ship in mid January 2016 was offered.
Posted April 11, 2016: by Bill Sardi
Despite its unconvincing history and its blunt but cursory dismissal by modern medicine, vitamin C therapy for cancer may (finally) be undergoing an unexpected resurgence and it isn’t being led by a bunch of naturopaths and vitamin wackos.
Scientific investigators from 13 different countries operating at 28 universities and established clinics have published 37 papers in the past four years on the need to produce more evidence of vitamin C’s safety and efficacy for cancer treatment. In other words, vitamin C therapy is not dead and buried 37 years after it was first introduced by Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling and Scottish physician Ewan Cameron.
Posted April 8, 2016: by Bill Sardi
A modern reanalysis reveals there are ways to optimize vitamin C therapy and significantly prolong the lives of cancer patients.
In 1978 Dr. Ewan Cameron and Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling published a study that reported long-term survival of cancer patients who had undergone intravenous + oral mega-dose (10,000 milligrams) vitamin C therapy. Vitamin C-treated cancer patients lived 20 times longer than a control group. While most patients succumbed to their cancer, intravenous vitamin C therapy outperformed conventional cancer therapy. By comparison, 0.4% of cancer patients who did not undergo vitamin C therapy survived 1-year versus 22% who had undergone intravenous vitamin C therapy. [Proceedings National Academy Science 1978]
Posted March 7, 2016: by Bill Sardi
Labeled as “health fanatics” and “vitamin whackos,” the users of mega-dose vitamin C pills are about to be vindicated. No more hiding their vitamin C pills from their doctors. No more condescending glances from their friends when they say they are taking a few grams of vitamin C every day. According to newly revealed science, the belittled mega-dose vitamin C users may be purchasing the cheapest and most effective health insurance one can buy.
The prevalent belief is that vitamin C is an essential nutrient but excessive amounts consumed from mega-dose vitamin pills produce expensive urine since excesses are excreted. This flawed idea emanates from studies conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1996. [Proceedings Natl. Academy Science 93:14344-8, 1996] Ever since then physicians, pharmacists, dietitians and other health practitioners have echoed the same mistaken chorus — you’re wasting your money by taking mega-dose vitamin C pills.
Posted April 27, 2015: by Bill Sardi
Posted April 23, 2015: by Bill Sardi
News headlines say a new study reveals high-dose vitamins, in particular folic acid, may increase the risk for cancer. [ABC News April 20, 2015; Science Daily April 20, 2015] But wait. There was no new study. It was just Tim Byers, an MD at the University of Colorado Cancer Center mouthing off once again against vitamin supplements in a forum at the American Association for Cancer Research. [Colorado Cancer Blogs]
Dr. Byers has been on this vendetta against dietary supplements for some time now. [Journal National Cancer Institute May 16, 2012]
Dr. Byers fails to note the many contrary studies, including the largest analysis among nearly 50,000 individuals that concluded there was no significant increase or decrease in the risk for cancer as blood levels of folic acid rose. [Lancet March 23, 2013] Even 40 milligrams/day of folic acid over a period of 3.2 year did not produce an increased risk for cancer. [Journal American Medical Assn. Sept 12, 2007]
Posted March 20, 2015: by Bill Sardi
You could almost hear the vitamin D advocates sigh in disappointment just like you hear the crowd at a baseball game groan in unison when a fly ball drops two inches into foul territory with the bases loaded. That was 2011 when the Food & Nutrition Board set the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D at 600 international units (IU), equal to about 4 minutes of midday sunshine/skin exposure. Many criticisms of that decision followed.
The RDA is defined as the amount of a nutrient needed to meet the requirements of 97.5% of the population. Two leading vitamin D researchers claim the Food & Nutrition Board’s RDA of 600 IU achieves a blood concentration of 26.8 nanomoles per liter of blood rather than the optimal goal of achieving a 50.0+ nanomole/liter blood concentration, which is the goal for optimal health.
Posted August 16, 2014: by Bill Sardi
A noted expert on the topic of vitamin D and public health is calling for universal vitamin D blood testing and widespread dietary supplementation to augment dietary and sunshine sources of this essential nutrient. Adoption of these practices should not wait for further definitive studies in an effort to “rescue as many patients with vitamin D-related illness as we can during the interim and not wait for further clinical trials to end.”
These are the words of Dr. Cedric F Garland, professor, Division of Epidemiology, University of California San Diego and were posted at Medscape.com in an article entitled “Vitamin D and mortality risk: should clinical practice change? [MedScape.com Aug 13, 2014] MedScape is a website dedicated to educating doctors.
Posted July 22, 2014: by Bill Sardi
This report doesn’t cover new ground, just an old but forgotten topic.
A recent 15-year study of 74,645 men and women in Sweden reveals that consumption of red meat was associated with shorter survival (-2 years) compared to adults who were not red meat eaters. In the breakdown of the data red meat was only associated with reduced survival when processed red meat was consumed! [American Journal Clinical Nutrition July 16, 2014]