Natural Vitamins, Maginot and Good News about Anti-oxidants - NewsGrabs 19 August 2007
Health Supreme's NewsGrabs are a weekly selection of alternative health and other underprivileged news. Find out what you may have missed in your everyday reading - watch out for NewsGrabs ... on Sundays.
In this issue:
Natural Sources of Vitamins and Minerals - DSHEA: Legislative Maginot Line - Lies about antioxidants - Good News About Vitamins E and C - Beyond Medication - Codex Alimentarius: Toxic Power Play - Video: Dangers of MSG - Avandia Big Pharma Mole - How To Kill The Elderly - Painkiller banned in Australia - Children ‘should get statins’ - Lipitor Patent Rejected - Drug advertising - Aspartame - Betty Martini's challenge - Mercury Links to Autism - END WATER FLUORIDATION - New facts on Honey bees dying - Orange to remove mobile mast - Vdeo: The Energy Non Crisis
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ANH: Natural Sources of Vitamins and Minerals protected from potential bans
The letter from Mr Demetris Vryonides, Head of Unit “Legal Affairs” and Mr Basil Mathioudakis, Head of Unit “Food, law, nutrition and labelling”, states:
“We consider that wheat germ oil can be used in food supplements without having to be authorised and included on Annex II of the Directive. For similar reasons the dossiers on mixed carotenoids, food derived folates, [and two proprietary palm blends containing carotenoids and tocotrienols respectively] will not be processed further.”
DSHEA a legislative Maginot Line?
DSHEA - the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act was passed in the early 90's to protect supplements from excessive FDA interference and regulation. Is that defensive bullwark about to be breached? Scott Tips of the National Health Federation likens DSHEA to the French Maginot Line, which was supposed to protect France from a hostile German onslaught. Maginot was simply outflanked by the Germans, and there might be something in that bit of history that's applicable today, something food supplement producers and consumers alike should keep in mind...
Unraveling the lies about the antioxidant study on vitamins E and C
A new study published in the August 13, 2007 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine found that vitamins E and C, when taken together, result in a significant reduction in the risk of strokes (31 percent) and heart attacks (22 percent). The study followed 8,171 women who were instructed to take relatively small amounts of these vitamins for more than nine years (600 IU of vitamin E, 500mg of vitamin C and 50mg of beta carotene were taken every other day -- a very small dose according to most modern nutritionists). Despite these encouraging findings about the positive impact of antioxidants on health, nearly all the headlines in the mainstream media today are proclaiming vitamins E and C to be useless. In classic doublespeak, one press release blares, "Vitamin C and Other Antioxidant Vitamins Provide No Protection from Cardiovascular Events."
Major Study Finds Good News About Vitamins E and C
A new study has found that natural vitamin E and vitamin C can significantly reduce the risk of several cardiovascular diseases. The study was published in the August 13, 2007, issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, a journal published by the American Medical Association.
Beyond Medication: What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You about Depression and Anxiety
Fortunately, expensive prescription medications with harmful side-effects are not the only way to combat feelings of depression or anxiety. Though it’s unlikely you will ever hear that from your doctor.
Codex Alimentarius: Monstrously Toxic Power Play for Control of the Global Food Supply & Natural Health Industry
The Codex Alimentarius agenda, long fermenting in the recesses of closed board rooms and governmental chambers, is now coming to light. It is the paramount issue of our times. If Codex standards ever replace U.S. food and food-supplement laws, it will affect everything—not just Americans' right to choose supplements, but our right to grow crops with untampered seeds, to obtain pure organic food from stores and to live free of the tyranny of Big Agro-Chem-Pharma-Med and health-destructive FDA rules enacted and enforced by a pro-corporate, anti-health freedom government.
Video: Dangers of MSG - Part one
Avandia Debacle Exposes Big Pharma's FDA Mole
FDA spokesperson Douglas Arbesfeld used his official FDA email account to send messages to reporters with derogatory comments about Dr Nissen and his employer, the Cleveland Clinic, with quotes from an anonymous blogger who basically said they were out to get Glaxo because Glaxo does not fund research at the Clinic and that the conduct of Dr Nissen and the Clinic was similar to that seen on the Sopranos, a TV series about a Mafia crime family. Mr Arbesfeld's stunt caught the attention of the US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which was already investigating the FDA's role in failing to inform the public about the increased cardiac risks of Avandia. FDA Commissioner von Eschenbach acknowledged that the emails had been sent but said Mr Arbesfeld had not acted on behalf of FDA.
Death By Medicine: How To Kill The Elderly
Ireland was on 17 drugs, and another eight, as needed. The regimen was cut to three. Now, he’s as vibrant as ever. Tens of thousands of elderly Australians are at risk of the same fate. They are being poisoned by prescription meds that are supposed to help them. Between 85,000 and 110,000 people over 65 are admitted to hospitals each year because of adverse effects - and that is just the tip of the iceberg. Too many doctors working in isolation from one another are prescribing too many drugs to old people, or the wrong med, say experts...
Novartis painkiller banned in Australia after deaths
Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) said it had received eight reports of serious liver side effects – including two deaths and two liver transplants – linked with the use of the drug, also known as Lumiracoxib. The Adverse Drug Reactions Advisory Committee (ADRAC), has urgently investigated these reports. ADRAC has recommended the cancellation of the registration of Lumiracoxib due to the severity of the reported side effects associated with this drug. The TGA has taken this advice to cancel the registration of Lumiracoxib in order to prevent further cases of severe liver damage.
Children as young as 8 ‘should get statins’
Children as young as eight should be prescribed cholesterol-lowering statins, a report urged. Youngsters targeted should be those with an inherited blood disorder that greatly increases the risk of heart disease. In Britain it is estimated that 120,000 people have the condition – familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) – with as many as ten per cent undiagnosed.
Talk about rampant insanity. Cholesterol lowering drugs wreak all kinds of havoc with our organism and we should give those drugs to children? Just because they have "high cholesterol"? You must be kidding. Perhaps the researchers (and the journalists) should get a whiff of the side effects associated with statin drugs, from the extremely common debilitating muscle pains and cancer to lateral sclerosis and loss of memory and cognitive faculties.
Lipitor Patent Rejected By US Patent Office
the US Patent and Trademark Office is nixing Pfizer’s request to reissue a patent that would preserve Lipitor’s US market exclusivity until 2011, The Wall Street Journal reports. The Lipitor patent was invalidated last year by a federal appeals court after it was challenged by Ranbaxy Labs, the Indian generic drugmaker that wants to sell a copycat version. A second patent was upheld, preserving Pfizer’s US market exclusivity for Lipitor until March 2010, the paper notes. Lipitor is the best-selling drug in the world, with $12.9 billion in sales last year. Even with competition from generic Zocor, the thought of losing sales for even one year is a potentially huge blow to Pfizer.
Drug advertising good for business, not health
Irresponsible marketing and easy access to unsafe, but FDA-approved drugs are putting children's lives at risk. Adding insult to injury, like antidepressants--which in some children trigger suicidal behavior--cough medicines have not been proven effective in children. The Times reports: "a growing number of studies in children suggest that cough and cold medicines work no better than placebos." If truth be told, there is no greater danger to our health than putting our trust in medicines bearing FDA's seal of approval.
Aspartame: an inconvenient truth
"The New Zealand Food Safety Authority say they want to scrutinise evidence-based research on this controversial sweetener, yet they refused to meet Betty Martini who has every bit of evidence they publicly ask for, and who had already supplied relevant references to the authority, ahead of her New Zealand visit," said Soil & Health spokesperson, Steffan Browning. "It seems NZFSA would rather dodge an inconvenient truth by attempting to discredit the expert."
Betty Martini challenges New Zealand's Dr. Andrew Mckenzie over Aspartame
Now I ask you, John Reeve, and you, Dr McKenzie: What do you know about this toxin that you didn't get from the sellers of the poison? Have you examined the FDA list of 92 symptoms, including death, from over 10,000 volunteered complaints? The most ever received by FDA till they slammed the complaint window 10 years ago. Have you analyzed the two massive multi-year studies on thousands of animals done by the Ramazzini institute? Have you read the protest of the American National Soft Drink Association in our Congressional Record, which was against approval of this chemical?
Mercury's Costly Links to Autism
Dr. Kurt Woeller, an osteopathic physician in Temecula says about 60 percent of the autistic children he sees develop normally until about 15 to 18 months, at which point they regress into autism. He believes that a series of vaccines containing thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative, pushes them over the edge: "My suspicion is that the mother had a toxic mercury load that has filtered to the child, and the mercury-containing vaccine was the straw that broke the camel's back." Many countries around the world—Denmark, Japan, Austria and Great Britain, to name a few—banned thimerosal some 20 years ago.
PROFESSIONALS: END WATER FLUORIDATION
Over 600 professionals from all over the world call on parliaments to hold hearings and bring out the truth about the dangers of fluoride in the water supply. They also call upon all medical and dental professionals, members of water departments, local officials, public health organizations, environmental groups and the media to examine for themselves the new documentation that fluoridated water is ineffective and poses serious health risks.
"It is time for the US, and the few remaining fluoridating countries, to recognize that fluoridation is outdated, has serious risks that far outweigh any minor benefits, violates sound medical ethics and denies freedom of choice. Fluoridation must be ended now."
Condemned Cells - Dramatic new facts on Honey bees dying
Although the 'Telegraph' story is well written and well researched, it has one major and extremely important mistake, the reporter writes off mobile phones and electro magnetic radiation as the cause of the honey bees dying. The reporter's reasoning for making this statement is entirely wrong. Two German scientist reported their experiment with a cordless telephone as being inconclusive, yet the results of their experiment gave great cause for concern and very strong reasons why much further research needs to be completed into the health effects of electro magnetic radiation on honey bees. The two scientists have not declared that EMR is safe, they have not stated that EMR is not causing CCD and they have not suggested that further research is not needed. The scientists are simply been cautious of what they have researched and found. There is still every reason to believe that EMR is involved with honey bees dying and that serious research must be conducted quickly.
Orange to remove mobile mast from 'tower of doom', where cancer rate has soared
A mobile phone company is to remove a mast from a block of flats after seven residents were struck down by cancer. Three have died and another four have battled the disease since two masts were erected on the roof of the five-storey block which has become known locally as the Tower of Doom. The cancer rate on the top floor - where residents of five of the eight flats have been affected and the three who died all lived - is 20 per cent, ten times the national average.
Vdeo: The Energy Non Crisis
This is one of a series of 8 videos about Peak Oil - interesting ...
You can find links to the rest on the YouTube page that has this video.
posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Sunday August 19 2007
updated on Wednesday August 15 2012
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