EU Plans to limit vitamin dosage seriously flawed - Health Supreme NewsGrabs Thursday, 14 January 2010
New ANH Study exposes flawed nature of EU plans to limit vitamin dosages
Dr Verkerk claims that outputs from the models most favoured by European authorities have never been subject to proper scientific validation. The paper reveals that proposed maximum amounts for some vitamins and minerals are so low they may even be exceeded in a single junk meal. “The risk analysis methods being used for nutrients”, stated Dr Verkerk, “have been only slightly adapted from those used to limit our exposure to environmental chemicals like mercury, pesticides or dioxins. Nutrients cannot be treated in the same way because without them, unlike with environmental toxins, we suffer serious adverse health effects or die.”The European Union has fallen prey to pharmaceutical influence peddlers. This has become painfully obvious with the recent 'swine flu pandemic'. Several EU governments are trying to sell off or give away those stocks of vaccines the peddlers told them they must buy or face great liability.
Pharma influence on health care regulators has also been obvious to any serious observer of the nutrition and natural medicines scene for more than a decade. The European Commission's recent directives on medicines laws and nutrients bear testimony to that. As the Italian saying goes, the knots are now coming to the comb, meaning it is becoming obvious that - just like buying millions of doses of swine flu vaccines - issuing restrictive regulations for nutrients, herbs and natural medicines was a bad idea.
Why would anyone in their right mind restrict the availability of the only products that can compete in the area of health with pharma's patented medicines by providing real prevention? ... Unless, of course, their agenda was that of eliminating any competition to pharma's virtual monopoly in the area of health (or rather sickness) care.
And ... according to the Alliance for Natural Health, even the justification for dosage restrictions on nutrients turns out to be lacking scientific merit.
Swine flu: "They Organized the Panic". Inquiry into the Role of Big Pharma and WHO by Council of Europe
Wolfgang Wodarg. We are facing a major failure of national institutions responsible for warning about risks and responding in case a pandemic occurs. In April when the first alarm came from Mexico I was very surprised at the figures furnished by the World Health Organization (WHO) to justify the declaration of a pandemic. I was immediately suspicious: the numbers were very low and the alarm level very high. There were not even into a thousand patients when there was already talk of the pandemic of the century.
Swine flu taskforce's links to vaccine giant: More than half the experts fighting the 'pandemic' have ties to drug firms
UK - More than half the scientists on the swine flu task force advising the Government have ties to drug companies.
Eleven of the 20 members of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) have done work for the pharmaceutical industry or are linked to it through their universities.
Many have declared interests in GlaxoSmithKline, the vaccine maker expected to be the biggest beneficiary of the pandemic.
We'll have a great economy if we would all just get sick"
Helping people who are sick to get better is a wonderful thing. But of course as we employ more and more in the health care field, they'll only be busy if there are a lot of sick people. And that's the tricky thing about a growth sector of the economy being tied to health care--it's got a very curious feedback loop. In order to make it a growth industry that pays for all the doctors, nurses, specialized equipment, drugs etc., it requires customers who are sick and continuing to be sick. And that creates a secondary feedback loop that we need to examine--a lot of sick people results in a country that is no longer thriving on personal or economic levels.
How's Your Immunity?
Is it strong? Is it weak? Are you one of those people that "gets everything that comes down the pike?"
Let me start off by saying that this will not be a post about the unproven HIV=AIDS dogma/theory/religion in relation to low immunity. I know many people who are "HIV negative" (and I use that term loosely) who have low immunity and seem to get sick all the time. Every year, at "flu season", I hear from them. They are usually the ones that are running to get their flu shots.
I also know many people that have been labeled as "HIV positive" (and I use THAT term even more loosely) who hardly ever get sick.
Man Heralded for Curing Cancer with Cannabis Extract Seeks Asylum in Europe
Rick Simpson wrote, “If I return home, I will be arrested and put in jail without bail or medicine. I am not afraid of their jails but I cannot go without my medicine, the system has nothing that could help me with my conditions. So for me to return to Canada would be like committing suicide. I would be thrown in jail and denied my medicine and a short time later you would hear in the news that ‘Rick Simpson died of natural causes’.”
"It seems the goal is to keep me from returning home and they succeeded. But to what end? All hemp magazines on this planet are now telling their readers how to heal themselves with this wonderful medicine. If governments want to live in denial, it will be short-lived. We are gaining tens of thousands of followers every day. You cannot stop the truth.”
“For the time being, it seems I will be seeking asylum in Europe.”
How To Destroy Confidence In Vitamins When You Do Not Have The Facts
"Of course, you know that decades of poison control center statistics show that there have been no deaths from vitamins. (1) You also know that drugs, properly prescribed and taken as directed, kill at least 100,000 Americans annually. Clearly, the last thing we want is for the public to actually figure out that vitamin therapy is tens of thousands of times safer than drug therapy.
High-Dose Vitamin C Therapy Proven Effective
The medical literature has virtually ignored 75 years of physician reports and laboratory and clinical studies on successful high-dose vitamin C therapy.
Effective doses are high doses, often 1,000 times more than the US Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) or Daily Reference Intake (DRI). It is a cornerstone of medical science that dose affects treatment outcome. This premise is accepted with pharmaceutical drug therapy, but not with vitamin therapy. Most unsuccessful vitamin C research has used inadequate, low doses. Low doses do not get clinical results.
About curing with vitamin C, see also Quantity and Frequency are the Keys to Ascorbate Therapy
A Dangerous Spin on the Cancer Risks of a Sugar-Free Sweetener Cancer Prevention Coalition
The Cancer Prevention Coalition notes with alarm that on January 2 this year, in a heavily advertised special health-theme issue of People Magazine, Kraft announced a new campaign on Crystal Light, a sugarless powdered drink mix which can easily be poured into tap and bottled water drinks. Crystal Light's ingredients include the artificial sweetener aspartame, under the trademark names of NutraSweet and Equal, besides citric acid and sodium citrate.
Cancer Prevention Coalition Chairman Dr. Samuel S. Epstein warns that, based on scientific evidence published in peer-reviewed journals and presented to the U.S. Congress, aspartame is both toxic and carcinogenic. The coalition is calling upon the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban all dietary uses of aspartame.
USA: 17,000 chemicals kept secret under obscure law
Of some 84,000 chemicals being used commercially in the United States, some 20 percent -- or 17,000 -- are kept secret not only from the public, but from medical professionals, state regulators and even emergency responders, according to a report at the Washington Post.
A 1976 law, the Toxic Substances Control Act, mandates that manufacturers report to the Environmental Protection Agency any new chemicals they intend to market, but manufacturers can request that a chemical be kept secret if disclosure "could harm their bottom line," the Washington Post reports.
Bug Decimates Bt Cotton in India and Pakistan
"In the Malwa belt of rural Punjab, mile after mile of Bt cotton fields are under attack by the mealy bug pest," a news feature reported in 2007. "Bathinda, Muktsar, Faridkot and Ferozepur, Punjab's four major cotton-growing districts, have been badly affected. The so-called 'magic bullet' Bt cotton has turned into a bitter pill for farmers who were promised profits but who are now faced with huge losses."
The Americanization of "mental illness"
It's one of the most important political issues of the 21st century, but it is one of the most difficult for both practitioners and the general public to step back and see in its historical and geopolitical context. It involves challenging some of the most deeply held beliefs about how the world works.
Today, the New York Times has an excellent introduction to the concept, by Ethan Watters, author of Therapy's Delusions.
Drug Price Hyperinflation: GAO Finds ‘Extraordinary’ Drug Price Hikes
Between 2000 and 2008, the prices for 321 different brand-name drugs soared between 100 percent and 499 percent, and the actual number of ‘extraordinary’ price hikes more than doubled each of those years, according to a report issued by the General Accountability Office.As long as there is no real competition in the health field, with pharma holding a virtual monopoly position of supply of medicines, prices will continue to soar and health care expenses will continue to spiral out of control. At the very least, orthomolecular and natural medicine should be allowed to compete with pharma in a level playing field. Pharma patents and a prohibitively expensive and restrictive drug approval process distort the health market to a point of grotesque imbalance.
Video: Big Pharma big bucks
This is the first video of a 6-part series. The others come up in "related" on the YouTube page...
Influenza A: "They Organized the Psychosis"
And what if financial waste were to become a scandal of state ... and of many states? By dint of retracing the trail of the anti-influenza A shots, the debate over public policies during a pandemic is being utterly transformed into a vast denunciation of the collusion between laboratories and governments. We hardly doubt that, secretly, while laying low in the shadows, lobbyists did whatever necessary to convince decision makers to buy their vaccinations in massive quantities. Did these servants of the great trusts direct, and in consequence, manipulate the conditions of purchase? The troubling facts that we are publishing [see below] contain that which should arouse our most intense scrutiny.
Gardasil side effects - the actual stories
One story of the 300 posted:
our 17 year old daughter, jessica ericzon had a side affect from her Gardasil vaccines. SHE DIED INSTANTLY. AFTER WEEKS OF HEADACHES, SORE MUSCLES AND JOINTS AND ALWAYS BEING TIRED HER HEART STOPPED. we are devastated. we read all the other girls and there families stories and cry. what kind of world is this that would allow such a thing to happen. the united states government killing its own. allowing Merck to kill young women and mame thousands of others for life.
Hooked on happy pills: Internal bleeding. Strokes. Birth defects. The long term effects of antidepressants are terrifying
Doctors still routinely reassure patients that the side-effects of antidepressants are largely mild and short term - these include drowsiness, dizziness and weight gain that become obvious in the first few weeks and can normally be reversed by trying another type of pill.
Yet there is growing evidence that long-term use is linked to more serious health problems including bleeding in the gut, low sodium levels in the elderly (which can lead to falls) and increased risk of stroke.
Elsevier publishes on HIV and oxidative stress
one aspect stands out in importance: the potential relationship to oxidative stress .... the antioxidant role of selenium in glutathione peroxidases .... a daily supplement of 200 μg of selenium alone stopped progression of HIV-1 viral load increases, and lead [sic] to improved CD4 counts .... selenium status was reported to be 10 times more significant than CD4 cell count as a predictor of mortality .... HIV infection is typically characterized by a dramatic decline in glutathione levels .... [which] suggests an abnormal degree of biological oxidation, manifesting as elimination of cysteine sulfur as sulfate. A key feature of HIV disease is an apparent ‘antioxidant defect’ .... [which] can be aggravated by co-factors such as malnutrition, co-infection with other microorganisms, and the use of various oxidant drugs, such as nitrites.
Full Body Scans: How Terahertz Waves Tear Apart DNA
The evidence that terahertz radiation damages biological systems is mixed. "Some studies reported significant genetic damage while others, although similar, showed none," say Boian Alexandrov at the Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and a few buddies. Now these guys think they know why.
Alexandrov and co have created a model to investigate how THz fields interact with double-stranded DNA and what they've found is remarkable. They say that although the forces generated are tiny, resonant effects allow THz waves to unzip double-stranded DNA, creating bubbles in the double strand that could significantly interfere with processes such as gene expression and DNA replication. That's a jaw dropping conclusion.
Cut Wall Street Out! How States Can Finance Their Own Economic Recovery
The sole state to actually gain jobs is an unlikely candidate for the distinction: North Dakota. North Dakota is also one of only two states expected to meet their budgets in 2010. (The other is Montana.) North Dakota is a sparsely populated state of less than 700,000 people, largely located in cold and isolated farming communities. Yet, since 2000, the state's GNP has grown 56 percent, personal income has grown 43 percent and wages have grown 34 percent. The state not only has no funding problems, but this year it has a budget surplus of $1.3 billion, the largest it has ever had.
Why is North Dakota doing so well, when other states are suffering the ravages of a deepening credit crisis? Its secret may be that it has its own credit machine. North Dakota is the only state in the Union to own its own bank.
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Dr Mercola's health blog, Mike Adams' Natural News and the One Click Group in the UK have good health information. The Dr Rath Foundation is also putting out a weekly collection of health related news. Here is the link to their Newsletter Archive.
For the influence of electromagnetic waves from radio, mobile phones and other radio emitting devices, check out the emr-updates group on Yahoo. Genetic modification and issues around agriculture and foods are reported on the Organic Consumers Association site.
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posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Thursday January 14 2010
updated on Friday November 26 2010
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