The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) now reports that fatal adverse drug reactions are the leading cause of death in the United States!

Natural, affordable forms of self-treatment have been kept from a sick American population by a corrupt FDA, medical establishment and the media...for what purpose?...money. It's all about money and greed maintains it. 

 Cholesterol Anxiety Created by Phony Lipid Hypothesis

By Bob Livingston • Feb 25th, 2009 • Category: Bob Livingston, Health, Personal Liberty Articles

 

Modern Americans can be persuaded to believe anything. It is not enough to lead a man toward the sale of a drug. He must also believe that a drug and the doctor who prescribed it will help him. Illegal drugs are on the fringe but legal drugs have subdued the whole population without one in a million suspecting it. The drug business is a commercial enterprise that has nothing to do with benefiting public health.

Shocking Confessions of a
Drug Company Insider

The plot of this story seems to be ripped from the headlines ... or maybe a movie about a big conspiracy or a cover-up of foul play ... just like the Oscar award-winning "The Insider."

But the story is 100% true.

 In 2003, a top executive of the pharmaceutical giant Glaxo-SmithKline – worldwide Vice President of genetics – confessed that “The vast majority of drugs – more than 90% – only work in 30 to 50% of the people.”

What that means is ... most prescription drugs DON’T work on most people who take them!

Dr. Allen Roses is the pharmaceutical industry insider who made this shocking confession. Although it’s been an open secret within the pharmaceutical industry that most of the drugs it produces are ineffective in most patients, this is the first time that a high-ranking pharmaceutical executive has gone public.

Some industry analysts said that the confession of Dr. Roses is reminiscent of the famous words uttered by Gerald Ratner, a British retail magnate in 1991, who said that his high-street shops are successful because they sell "total crap."

But it’s one thing for a company to sell worthless products ... and it’s another thing altogether to sell worthless products that kill instead of heal.

FACT: In the U.S., the odds of being killed by conventional medicine are almost 20 times (2,000%) greater than being killed in an automobile accident and almost 30 times (3,000%) greater than being killed by a gun.

It’s no wonder that the majority of doctors are frustrated. They entered the medical profession wanting to cure people – but the only tools that medical school training provides them for treating patients are ... drugs and surgery.

Doctors have been thrust headlong into a marketing culture that relies on selling as many drugs as possible to the widest number of patients. It’s a culture that has made Big Pharma the most profitable industry in the world – even though most of its drugs are useless, at best – and even possibly harmful or deadly for many patients.

Dr. Roses, an academic geneticist from Duke University in North Carolina, further states: “Drugs for Alzheimer’s disease work in fewer than one in three patients, whereas those for cancer are only effective in a quarter of patients. Drugs for migraines, for osteoporosis, and arthritis work in about half the patients.”

                       Article by Dania Collins;  Underground Health Reporter

Read the following:  “Statin Woes”:

"Go to www.askapatient.com and click on ratings and then Lipitor®, where you will find almost 700 comments on the cholesterol-lowering drug. What is interesting is the very high number of patients reporting side effects, including severe fatigue, joint pain, digestive problems, craving for fatty foods, difficulty breathing, thinning hair, depression, lack of concentration, memory lapses, thoughts of suicide, nightmares, peripheral neuropathy, paralysis, dizziness, painful charley horses, weight gain, blurred vision, headaches, insomnia, difficulty walking, rashes, blisters, slurred speech, eczema and ‘itching all over.’ Yet most of the ratings are positive, with patients expressing satisfaction at bringing their cholesterol levels down, and persevering in spite of the debilitating side effects. Such is the level of cholesterol anxiety engendered by the phony lipid hypothesis. Perhaps ‘complete decline in the power of reason’ should be added to the list of side effects from cholesterol-lowering drugs." (Quoted from Wise Traditions, Fall 2006 Volume 7 Number 3)

 

Very little truth is published by drug companies about the efficacy of statin drugs. One of the claims they make is that taking these drugs to reduce cholesterol will reduce your risk of heart disease. Actually their is NO relationship between cholesterol and heart disease. These dangerous drugs actually deplete your bodies natural levels of the enzyme COQ10, which are essential for all healthy organ's function, particularly the heart. COQ10 is naturally reduced by age and probably should be supplimented for everyone over 60, ( Ubiquinol, a more readily available form of COQ10 should be used for those over 60) particularly if you are on prescribed statin drugs. Statins also depress the immune system and increase cancer risk.  All of the following are statin drugs:

Lipitor, Torvast

Lescol, Lescol XL

Mevacor, Altocar, Altoprev

Mevastin

Livalo, Pitava

Pravachol, Selektine, Lipostat

Crestor

Zocor, Lipex

Vytorin

Advicor

Caduet

Simcor

See Dr. Joe Mercola's article on the subject. 

 

 

 
Can you Trust your drug manufacturer?
 
 
Czech newspapers are questioning whether the shocking discovery of vaccines contaminated with the deadly avian flu virus -- distributed to 18 countries by the American company Baxter -- were part of a conspiracy to provoke a pandemic.

Because of laboratory protocols that are routine for vaccine makers, mixing a live virus biological weapon with vaccine material by accident is virtually impossible.

Baxter flu vaccines contaminated with H5N1 (the human form of avian flu) were received by labs in the Czech Republic, Germany and Slovenia. Initially, Baxter refused to reveal how the vaccines were contaminated with H5N1, invoking “trade secrets.” After increased pressure, they then claimed that pure H5N1 batches were sent by accident.

But in the Czech Republic, reporters are investigating whether the contamination was part of a deliberate attempt to start a pandemic.

The fact that Baxter mixed the deadly H5N1 virus with a mix of H3N2 seasonal flu viruses may be the smoking gun. The H5N1 virus on its own has killed hundreds of people, but it is less airborne. However, when combined with seasonal flu viruses, which are more easily spread, the effect could be a potent, airborne, deadly biological weapon.


Sources:

 
FDA Blunders...In October, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) posted this grim milestone: The number of serious drug reactions and deaths reported to the FDA set a new record in the first quarter of 2008 – almost 21,000 serious reactions were reported, and more than 4,800 deaths.

Two factors accounted for these high numbers: 1) Tainted batches of the blood thinner heparin imported from China, and 2) Chantix, Pfizer's smoking cessation drug.   Source: Health Sciences Institute


Autism...Are vaccines responsible?...See the Robert F. Kennedy Jr explanation   Just Google "autism/Robert F. Kennedy Jr."  

 
 

11,916 adverse events already reported to the CDC… and counting.

Pain and swelling. Life-threatening muscle weakness. Blood clots in the heart and lungs.

And the deaths of
32 innocent girls and young women.

You might think I'm talking about a deadly new disease or a global epidemic…

I'm not.

Sadly, it's more sinister than that.
The health threats listed above have all been linked with Gardasil, the so-called "cervical cancer vaccine." And thanks to Pharma giant Merck, desperate parents and naive young women believe this vaccine saves lives… they couldn't be more wrong. Natural News has released a video with
 information no one else is talking about.
And you are among the very first to see it...
Please, if you have daughters, granddaughters or friends who might be considering this terrible vaccine, you must watch this video. And please forward it to anyone you think would benefit from the vital information it contains.
If you think you know the whole story on Gardasil, I think you'll be shocked by what you're about to see. 
It's just a few minutes long…and those few minutes might just save a young girl's life.

Federal dietary guidelines criticized for serving special interests

By Personal Liberty News Desk • Mar 18th, 2009 • Category: Health, Personal Liberty News

Federal dietary guidelines criticized for serving special interestsExperts have pointed out that federal guidelines regarding proper nutritional intake are not justified medically and protect the interests of the food industry.

Writing for the San Francisco Chronicle, two nutritional researchers Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. claim that a significant number of health problems among Americans stem from the quality and quantity of food they consume.

Their key assertion is that a whole-foods plant-based diet can prevent conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or cancer, but the federal nutritional guidelines are surprisingly scant when it comes to these foods.

Rather, the Food and Nutrition Board’s 2002 report suggests that the consumption of up to 35 percent of calories as fat is acceptable as a way to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, a level the experts dismiss as too high.

"The scientific findings on diet and disease are marginalized by the political power of huge, mutually reinforcing commercial interests - meat, dairy, sugar, drugs and surgery," they state.

In their view, the special interests are determined to convince lawmakers that solving the health care crisis should rely on increasing access to drugs and medical procedures instead of focusing on expanding access to safe and nutritional foods sources.

Campbell is a professor emeritus of nutritional biochemistry at Cornell University, and Esselstyn is a former president of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and a preventive medicine consultant at the Cleveland Clinic.
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From "Personal Liberty Digest"
 
Acid Reflux industry...What a Ripoff! 

There are two kinds of stomach acid.  The good is called hydrochloric acid (HCl), and the bad is called organic acids of fermentation.  It’s the bad acids that cause all the trouble.  The bad acids only appear when there is insufficient good acid or HCl.  HCl does not cause heartburn, acid reflux and all the bad symptoms.  Bad acids cause the discomfort.  But when we take antacids, we kill all acid, the good and the bad… much the same as antibiotics kill all bacteria—the good and the bad.  We have to drink buttermilk or take probiotics to put back the good bacteria.  Doctors don’t advise us to put back good bacteria.  We have to learn this and do it for ourselves (with probiotics or better yet, naturally fermented vegetables).

Everybody over age 50 is low on good stomach acid.  This creates the huge antacid industry that treats the symptoms only, quite often with some very expensive drugs, and does not address the real problem.  Betaine Hydrochloride should be taken to restore a proper acid level.  Probiotics help the body to maintain the proper level. You may have to experiment a little to see how much you need to achieve comfort.

  It is important to understand that the need varies according to stomach conditions.

Acids of fermentation are products of decomposition.  These are very harmful acids and they can mess up your health, causing acidosis, which is systemic poisoning. The only way to rebalance the body is with hydrochloric acid, which greatly stimulates immunity. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are commonly used to treat  acid reflux. They are popular because of the quick relief they offer but they are extremely dangerous to your health.  PPIs, like Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium, may be among the most dangerous drugs in your medicine cabinet. The 13 billion dollar PPI industry may be responsible for as much as a 94% increase in the risk of stroke or heart attack among it's long term users.

I have found that taking a swig of pickle juice and an acidophilus or two has helped me, in the absense of having the right stuff.
To me, it is sad that the medical establishment will not level with people and explain to them what the real problem is and how to properly address it.  Of course, I am not a doctor and only qualified to offer my experience (anecdotal evidence), but I think you will find this is good information.   Roger Cole
 
 Health care in this country is expensive because...The following article is another illustration of why we have inexcusable failures in efficacy and cost control in the entire medical establishment. (co-founder and chairman of vitacost.com by Dr. Allen S. Josephs)  
 

Before I started my training in neurology at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City in the early 1980s, I had completed three years of internal medicine at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. At part of my internal medicine training, I would read the most prestigious American journals for internists, those being the New England Journal of Medicine, the Annals of Internal Medicine and the American Journal of Medicine. If there was an article in one of these journals, you certainly had to take note.

Well, I certainly did take note earlier this week when I read a great study
1 published on the benefits of red yeast rice in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine studied the effects of red yeast rice in a group of patients with elevated cholesterol who had been on statin medication but had to stop the medication because of muscle pain. The study involved 62 patients with elevated cholesterol. Half of the group was randomly assigned to receive 1,800 mg of red yeast rice twice a day or a placebo pill twice daily for a total of 24 weeks. Concomitant with this supplement regimen, all of the patients participated in a twelve-week therapeutic lifestyle change program which included diet, exercise, relaxation techniques and so on. 

At the end of twelve weeks, those patients supplemented with red yeast rice saw their LDL (bad cholesterol) drop by an amazing 43 mg from baseline and 35 mg at the end of the 24-week study. Those in the placebo group did notice a small decrease in LDL cholesterol by 11 mg and 15 mg, respectively. The results were statistically significant. Of importance, patients given the red yeast rice did not notice any increase in liver enzymes, weight loss or muscle pain compared to the placebo group. The authors concluded that a combination of red yeast rice supplementation and lifestyle change may be a safe option for those who cannot tolerate the statin drugs.

Although the study size was relatively small, the results were very important. I am not quite sure why the authors concluded that red yeast rice could be a treatment option for those who could not tolerate statins. I know that there are many people out there including medical doctors who are leery of drugs because of their very high prices and long list of side effects. I would ask the question if there is a safe, natural, inexpensive and effective option proven by controlled, well done human studies, why not utilize it first? I would like to compliment ABC News for doing a great article and video on red yeast rice and also for mentioning another red yeast rice study indicating heart attack patients reduced their risk of heart attack by 45% after five years of use. Click here to see the article.
I chose to do some quick math by reviewing one of the top selling and rated red yeast rice extracts sold at Vitacost for $14.99 per 240 capsule bottle using a six cap, 3,600 mg total serving for $0.38 cents per day versus a website selling Lipitor at $124.99 for a 30 tablet serving. Lipitor is $4.17 per day, 11X (1,100% more expensive) compared to 3,600 mg of red yeast rice. You may say that you have insurance, Medicare or Medicaid so who cares, but you should. The reason is the high costs of health care and drugs are bankrupting our government both state and federal and many employers. Also the #1 reason for personal bankruptcy is health care expenses.