• Nobody Told Me And They Didn’t Tell You Either

    Posted September 12, 2019: by Bill Sardi

    YOUR PROSTATE IS GOING TO FAIL YOU AND THAT IS WITHOUT FAIL

    As a health journalist and consumer advocate I try to challenge consumers to take care of their own health, not fall for the trappings of modern medicine, and as much of a godsend as they are, not to fall for the many exaggerations and false promises made by makers of dietary supplements either.

    So, today’s health question is: what does a guy do when his prostate gland starts acting up?

    Most men only like to talk about four things….. sports, cars, girls, money… But as they age another unwelcome topic enters the discussion – – – prostate problems.  The problem started much earlier in life, but nobody told me, or you, so we could head it off.
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  • BILE, HEART DISEASE, GALLSTONES & VITAMIN C

    Posted August 31, 2019: by Bill Sardi

    The Importance Of Bile For Health

    Bile is of one of the humors (fluids) that the Greek physician Hippocrates noted was important to maintain health. Bile, produced in the liver and stored in the gall bladder, facilitates the digestion of fats and oils and the absorption and transport of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E & K. Modern medicine may have better fulfilled its mission to educate the public about bile rather than cholesterol. Given that as many people have a heart attack with low cholesterol as they do high cholesterol, one wonders how cholesterol became the central paradigm of modern medicine. People over 60 years old who have high “bad” LDL cholesterol live as long or longer than people with low LDL cholesterol. As an aside, calcium pills, antacids, even aspirin, mainstays of medicine, fit into the same category – misdirections in the practice of medicine.

    Both cholesterol and bile are secreted from the liver. Bile actually facilitates the degradation (catabolism) and disposal of cholesterol. Bile is described as a “detergent” that enables the excretion of cholesterol. Bile is actually comprised of cholesterol and controls circulating cholesterol levels. A backup of bile in the liver is problematic. A reduction in bile flow due to sludgy, thick viscous bile, can result in abnormally high cholesterol levels.

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  • PERPLEXING HEALTH PROBLEMS MAY BE RESOLVED WITH ACID PILLS

    Posted August 20, 2019: by Bill Sardi

    UNDERLYING CAUSE OF ILLNESS

    Your doctors can’t figure out what is ailing you.  You are plagued by a number of disparate symptoms that don’t appear to be related.  Chronic stomach problems (chronic bloating, burping, flatulence, diarrhea, undigested food in stool), fatigue, brain fog, brittle nails, recurrent intestinal infections, allergies, asthma, the appearance of tiny blood vessels on the cheeks and nose, unexplained acne, and nausea when taking vitamin pills may have a common origin.

    You may even chronically suffer with skin conditions like psoriasis, vitiligo and eczema.  You may lose weight for no reason.  You may experience regurgitation of stomach acid into your esophagus that results in painful heartburn.  In a misdirection, your doctor may then prescribe an antacid.  You may have had your gall bladder surgically removed and you still find no relief from your symptoms.  You don’t know whether to eat or skip eating because of all the symptoms you experience.

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  • Critical Care Nurses Fight Back Tears As Hospital Patients At Death’s Door Are Miraculously Being Rescued By Vitamin Therapy

    Posted July 30, 2019: by Bill Sardi

    It’s worth clicking through to look at Dr. Paul Merik as he speaks at NPR.org about saving thousands of lives with vitamin C therapy and see the medical student in the background wiping back her tears….. For the first time, after hundreds of failed drug trials, patients are rapidly recovering from blood poisoning (aka sepsis) and leaving the hospital three days later.  And this discovery doesn’t come from Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Harvard Medical School or the Mayo Clinic.  How about Eastern Virginia Medical School!

    Click to hear a nurse speak:  “We would just go day and after day, they (the patients) just weren’t getting any better… it (vitamin therapy) just seemed too simple…. We thought it had to be a fluke, but we had patients getting better. Patients were turning around quickly, within 12 hours.  They would be at death’s door, and 12 hours later they were 50% better… we have seen patients walk out of here that we didn’t think would leave alive.  I have goose bumps now.”

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  • VITAMIN C DEFICIENCY REMAINS HIDDEN AS MAJOR CAUSE OF HEART ATTACKS

    Posted July 26, 2019: by Bill Sardi

    WHEN MEDICAL NEWS REPORTERS GET IT WRONG, AND SO DO RESEARCHERS

    Researchers claim they have found why humans, but not other animals, are prone to heart attacks.  News reports of this discovery are confusing because they errantly infer a gene mutation (CMAH gene), which eliminates internal synthesis of a sugar-like molecule called Neu5Gc (aka sialic acid), is what makes humans vulnerable to chronic inflammation that can lead to cancer and heart attacks.

    Actually the inactivation of the CMAH gene via a gene mutation, which occurred long ago in human history, eliminated endogenous production of this toxic Neu5Gc molecule in humans.  That would represent a health-positive gene mutation, not a negative health mutation as some confused news reports maintain. The initial scientific discovery is published in the July 22, 2019 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

    However, humans may eat meat from animals that do produce Neu5Gc and this is at least a partial reason why red meat consumption has been repeatedly linked to heart attacks.  Caviar (fish eggs) has the highest amount of Neu5Gc but is not consumed as often as red meat.  According to one study, red meat contains 25-231 micrograms of Neu5Gc per gram of meat; caviar 445-530 micrograms per gram.  If mice are fed Neu5Gc they develop 2.4 times more plaque in their arteries.

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  • Americans Not Falling For Fake News About Dietary Supplements; Use Of Vitamin Supplements Continues to Grow

    Posted July 3, 2019: by Bill Sardi

    A quick read of recent news headlines suggest most Americans must be dumb and dumber for taking dietary supplements.

    • Poll finds 86% of Americans take vitamins or supplements yet only 21% have a confirmed nutritional deficiency. – American Osteopathic Association
    • Americans Spend Billions on Vitamins and Herbs That Don’t Work – Healthline
    • Vitamins and Supplements Can’t Replace a Balanced Diet, Study Says – Time Magazine
    • Save Your Money: no evidence brain health supplements work, say experts.  – The Guardian (UK)
    • Dietary supplements don’t reduce mortality rates – Big Think
    • Do vitamin  and mineral pills actually work? No, say scientists.  — Newsweek
    • Do multivitamins even do anything.  – Men’s Health

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  • WELL, THAT’S MODERN MEDICINE FOR YOU

    Posted June 26, 2019: by Bill Sardi

    The attention grabber is a “scientific” study that shows people with a diagnosis of cancer have a statistically slower rate of memory loss than individuals not diagnosed with cancer.  The difference is not meaningful clinically, meaning you couldn’t tell the difference in mental performance between one patient and another, but maybe over time the trajectory of mental decline is curbed in some meaningful way. Well maybe not. Examine the chart below. The observation period was 10 years.

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  • The Ignored Vitamin Cure For Macular Degeneration

    Posted June 20, 2019: by Bill Sardi

    If you want to avert the development of a sight-robbing disease called macular degeneration you are going to have to step outside modern medicine.  Eye doctors only have treatment but no prevention for this dastardly eye disease that robs senior adults of their central vision for reading, driving and watching TV.

    Don’t both your eye doctor about this proposed vitamin cure for macular degeneration.  Your eye doctor will demand a controlled human study before he/she prescribes a vitamin.  There are no published human studies to confirm its safety and effectiveness and none are planned.  So, it is unproven (but not disproven).  You will just have to endure slow progressive loss of vision (dry macular degeneration) and hope you don’t develop the fast-progressive form (wet macular degeneration), which requires monthly needle injections directly into your eye(s) to avoid permanent loss of vision.

    The National Eye Institute promotes a multi-nutrient formula called the AREDS formula (Age-Related Eye Disease) that barely slows the progression of this disease (you still are losing your sight).  The AREDS formula does not benefit patients with early macular degeneration.

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  • FALLING THROUGH THE CRACKS IN MODERN MEDICINE

    Posted June 9, 2019: by Bill Sardi

    IDIOPATHIC DISEASE: When The Doctor Says The Cause Of The Symptoms You Experience Is Unknown
    (or maybe it’s just all in your head)

    Idiopathic: any disease or condition which arises spontaneously or for which the cause is unknown.

    Derrick Lonsdale MD ought to know something about patients for whom other doctors could not find a cause or reason for their chronic symptoms other than psychosomatic phenomena.  He has been helping patients resolve what are called idiopathic (unexplained) disorders for decades now.  His standby remedy, vitamin B1 (thiamine).

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  • 34 Ways To Stay Healthy That Cost Next To Nothing

    Posted May 29, 2019: by Bill Sardi

    1. Sleep: Trying to get 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep may be frustrating. Modern humans are going to sleep two hours later than the daylight-darkness cycle. Prior to electric lighting, people slept for about 6 hours, awoke for about two hours, and then went back for a second sleep. Blue light emitted from electronic devices, even smart phones, or computer monitors fouls up melatonin secretion, the sleep hormone. Be aware. Blue light filters are available for computer monitors and eyeglass lenses. However, no one is mentioning that blue light filtering in the AM is counter-productive and impairs the dissipation of melatonin and could theoretically induce daytime sleepiness. Best to get some direct sunlight early in the AM to awaken fully refreshed and alert.

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