New York: Public Health Campaign Against Sugar - Health Supreme NewsGrabs 6 February 2011
At first, it seems like a run of the mill PSA about the dangers of sugary drinks.
There's an overweight gentleman, enjoying a soda in the morning, a sweet tea for lunch, an enormous iced coffee before dinner, etc.
But about halfway through the latest New York City Health Department ad, viewers are treated to a horrifying picture of blackened, diabetic toes.
"Too many sugar-sweetened drinks are fueling the obesity epidemic," NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said. "Obesity and the serious health consequences that result are making hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers sick or disabled. This new campaign shows how easy it is to drink a staggering amount of sugar in one day without realizing it."
In New York City alone, diabetes results in 22,000 hospitalizations, 2,800 amputations and close to 1,700 deaths every year, the statement said.
Using a data set from a health insurer, this paper documents that patients whose GP has additional training in anthroposophic medicine, homeopathy, or acupuncture have substantially lower health care costs and lower mortality rates. The lower costs result from fewer hospital stays and fewer prescription drugs.
ANH International's Dr Rob Verkerk was interviewed by Get Fresh magazine editor Sarah Best. Read what he had to say about the widespread legislative attempts to curtail our health freedom, and what we can all do about it!
“EOHHS makes no warranty of the information available from this Web site and assumes no legal liability for the accuracy or completeness of the contents of the Web site.”More on this story here: Insanity Inc: How the CDC Disclaims Itself from Itself For most of us, bad stories require some evidence to be believed. But if the story is good or repeated by many sources, it rarely needs facts. “They said” implies credibility, while “everybody knows” suggests that – if you don’t know – there’s probably something wrong with you. As Solomon Asch demonstrated, we often conform to avoid conflict or looking foolish.
For four decades, I've been skeptical of a prevailing belief in Western medicine: when a plant shows bioactivity in humans, we must attribute that effect to a single, predominant compound in the plant. We label that the "active principle," isolate it, synthesize it, and make a pharmaceutical out of it. Then, typically, we forget about the plant. We don't study any of the other compounds in it or their complex interactions.
This belief persists for two reasons. First, it makes research much easier. Single compounds can be manufactured in pure, standardized dosages, which simplifies clinical trials. (However, technology has largely solved this problem. Modern growing and processing methods make it possible to produce standardized, complex, whole-plant-based medicines. Clinical trials of these compounds have become quite sophisticated, especially in Europe.)
Second, and this is clearly the major reason, it makes drugs far more profitable for drug companies. Isolating and synthesizing a single molecule allows a drug company to patent that molecule. Making slight chemical modifications allows further patent potential. Such exclusivity can be worth billions, whereas a whole plant offers little opportunity for profit.
"The results of this study clearly demonstrate that vitamin D deficiency alters lung growth, resulting in lower lung volume and decrements in lung function," said Graeme Zosky, PhD, a research fellow at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in Subiaco, Australia. "This is the first direct mechanistic evidence showing that vitamin D deficiency alters lung development, which may explain the association between obstructive lung disease and levels of vitamin D."
In a remarkable interview published in Science magazine of December 24, 2010, (1) Professor Luc Montagnier, has expressed support for the often maligned and misunderstood medical specialty of homeopathic medicine. Although homeopathy has persisted for 200+ years throughout the world and has been the leading alternative treatment method used by physicians in Europe, most conventional physicians and scientists have expressed skepticism about its efficacy due to the extremely small doses of medicines used.
Earlier this month, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) published an editorial in which it accused Dr Andrew Wakefield of “scientific fraud” over the controversial 1998 Lancet case series, which described a new syndrome of autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) in association with inflammatory bowel disease. The accusations were accompanied by a three-part series of articles by Brian Deer, the journalist who first issued the same allegations in the Sunday Times back in 2004. To us, the BMJ articles seemed like a panicked response by the medical establishment to Wakefield’s book, Callous Disregard – which was not mentioned by the BMJ nor Deer! Had they even read the book before printing their accusations?I rather believe - as I said in last week's newsgrabs, that the articles seem to be a response to Wakefield potentially swaying an attentive audience - Members of the European Parliament - to whom he talked just a month prior. The smear campaign against him heated up in December last year. His talk at the EU Parliament was given in November.
This is the first half of the shocking but extremely and timelessly informative video documentary "Vaccination - The Hidden Truth" (1998) where 15 people, including Dr. Viera Scheibner (a PhD researcher), five medical doctors, other researchers, and parents' experiences, reveal what is really going on in relation to illness and vaccines. With so much government and medical promotion of vaccination for prevention of disease, ironically the important facts presented here come from the orthodox medicine's own peer-reviewed research, of which a total of well over 100,000 pages has been studied by those interviewed. The result is a damning account of the ineffectiveness of vaccines and their often harmful effects. It shows that parents are not being told the truth by the media, the Health Department and the medical establishment, with a medical doctor, Dr. Mark Donohoe, confessing that "It is a problem for me that I am part of a profession that is systematically lying to people."
The meat of Forest’s wrongdoing is that the company promoted Celexa for children even though the FDA had specifically rejected the drug for kids, and even though European data showed it was not useful in youths. The company did something similar with Lexapro — one pharmaceutical sales rep recommended crushing up Lexapro into apple sauce in order to make it more palatable to children.
When it comes to accepting menopause and aging as a "disease" that needs pharmaceutical intervention in the form of prescription drugs, the public has a short memory. The Women's Health Initiative linked estrogen and progestin to a 26 percent increase in breast cancer, 41 percent increase in strokes, 29 percent increase in heart attacks, 22 percent increase in cardiovascular disease and double the rate of blood clots.
Since pharma discovered the ka-ching in pediatric pharmacology, millions of kids are on ADHD meds and other mental drugs for conduct disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, mixed manias, social phobia, anxiety, and assorted "spectrum" disorders.
But according to new data from IMS health in a Wall Street Journal article, just as many kids are being treated for non-psychiatric conditions that are often "adult diseases."
"In the second quarter of 2010, CHANTIX accounted for 130 possible cases of clinical depression, 112 possible cases of hostility-aggression, and 70 cases of psychosis or losing touch with reality. Case reports of these serious side effects outstripped those from the most powerful antipsychotic and antidepressant drugs which are used more directly in vulnerable patient populations with mental disorders."
Overall, CHANTIX accounted for 378 serious adverse drug events of all types in the quarter.
So, why has the FDA has failed to protect the public?
The Indian Council on Medical Research (ICMR) : Among the 120 girls who were part of the vaccine study four deaths occurred and several other complications with gastric disorders, epilepsy, headache, and early menstruation. Deaths have been reported in other countries where young women died or had severe complications just hours after being vaccinated against.
The Chief Medical Officer of Finland's National Public Health Institute has conceded that it may have been unnecessary to vaccinate children and young people against swine flu. Dr Terhi Kilpi told the Väli-Suomi newspaper group's Sunday newspaper supplement that perhaps the vaccine should not have been given to 5-20 year-olds.
Kilpi said that she would no longer recommends the vaccination for this age group.
She added that if she had known of the potential consequences, she would have not inoculated 5-20 year-olds.
Among those 4-19 years of age who received Pandemrix®-vaccine had a manifold increased risk of falling ill with narcolepsy during the 8 months following vaccination in comparison to those unvaccinated in the same age group. Based on the evaluation done so far, the National Narcolepsy Task Force finds it probable that Pandemrix®-vaccination contributed to the observed increase in incidence of narcolepsy among those 4 -19 years of age.
The chief public health authority has suspended the use of the H1N1 flu vaccine Pandemrix, now believed to be related to cases of narcolepsy across Europe.
According to the State Agency of Medicines website, researchers now consider it probable that use of Pandemrix combined with some yet unidentified factors has caused a heightened incidence of narcolepsy in Finland.
The International Medical Council on Vaccination just released a six page write-up critiquing the very wide-spread use of vaccination. I was made aware of this report some days back and was happy to contribute my name to the scores of likely more credentialed MDs, PhDs, DOs, Naturopaths etc. who likewise support a serious reassessment of our current vaccination practices. The full report is publicly available on line here, Vaccines: Get the Full Story, and I would highly encourage readers to take a moment to go through the full write-up. In this post I will just touch on a few areas and add some additional commentary about certain items. And away we go ...
African Americans are particularly damaged by the misguided belief that “HIV” tests reliably detect an AIDS-causing virus. In reality, these tests react “positive” to a wide variety of physiological conditions, including pregnancy; and people of African ancestry are prone to test “positive” far more than others; in the USA, African American males typically test “positive” between 7 or 8 times more often than white males, and maong females the ratio is typically 20 or so.
Testing “positive” is then likely to lead to “treatment” with toxic drugs that afford no benefit...
Scientists, Led by Karolinska Institute’s Olle Johansson, PhD, Recommend Global Governments Adopt New Exposure Guidelines for Electromagnetic Radiation—Pointing to Biological Hazards and Risks to the Genetic Code from Unchecked Proliferation of Wireless Technologies.
The statement, called The Seletun Scientific Statement, was written by seven scientists in five countries, based on a large and growing body of science showing biological effects. They say governments should take decisive action now to protect biological function as well as the health of future generations.
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posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Sunday February 6 2011
updated on Tuesday December 13 2011
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