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Drug Money and the “News”

By Linda | October 30, 2011

Big Pharma suports media

Do you see a pattern?  First: Proposed legislation to restrict supplements.  Then, public outcry followed up by a steady stream of reports showing harm from supplements. The truth is supplements have never killed anyone and can safely and effectively replace pharmaceuticals.

Take vitamin C.  Although John’s Hopkins scientists have shown vitamin C can inhibit growth of tumors with no harm, this is not an option offered by oncologists, nor covered by the media.

How about vitamin D?   A plethora of studies show it cuts cancer risk by 60-77%.  Although it takes 5000IU or more of vitamin D to get this benefit, the media reported that you take no more than 600-800IU.

Drugs, used properly, take over 100,000 lives each year, and in many cases shorten lifespan.

A recent study showing early death in women taking supplements was doctored to get you thinking just what you are….. “Maybe I should stop taking my supplements?” That is what the pharmaceutical industry wants you to do.  Could they be threatened by the alternatives?

Big Pharma spent $20 billion in 2008 on promotion of drugs, with a big chunk going to the media, and another to doctors.  The latest study was published in a journal owned by the American Medical Association (AMA), an organization already associated with conspiracy and known to promote drugs while discouraging access to natural therapies.

The study was conducted by mailing over 30,000 women 3 surveys over 18 years asking them to recall what supplements they were using, a study that fails to answer many questions, including quality and quantity of supplements and whether there was any cause and effect.  Could those with illnesses be opting for supplements more often? Could they be taking cheap one-a-days?.

Researchers adjusted the data to get the results they wanted.  Before the data massage, here’s what the study showed:
Vitamin B complex was associated with a 7% reduction in mortality
Vitamin C was associated with a 4% reduction in mortality
Vitamin D was associated with an 8% reduction in mortality
Magnesium, selenium, calcium and zinc were also associated with reductions in mortality

Hundreds of other studies show benefits from these supplements.  As for iron and synthetic vitamin E, we already know these can be problematic.  Don’t take them.  Get educated.  We should be getting iron from food and taking natural vitamin E, not synthetic.

I have been watching clients effectively treat disease with appropriate supplements for over 25 years. If you are lucky you know one of the few doctors who quietly treat patients using supplements. Doctors can lose their licenses for using supplements instead of drugs.  Look for health advice from sources not connected to the AMA or pharmaceutical industry.  Always question the media.

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4 Responses to “Drug Money and the “News””

  1. Pamela Says:
    November 1st, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Great blog, Linda! I think a turn-off for me has been the uncertainty as to which supplement brands are high quality and which are not. Currently I use Dr. Mercola’s, as well as New Chapter. Is there a manufacturer that you consider to be reputable? Thanks!

  2. Linda Says:
    November 2nd, 2011 at 6:16 am

    Great question. If you subscribe to http://www.consumerlab.com you can search each category of supplement for brands to see if they meet label claims and are free of contaminants. I also like Mercola as his are free of fillers such as magnesium stearate etc. I also use Standard Process as they are a whole food supplement. I look for other products that are free of fillers, come in a capsule (tablets don’t break down very well) and contain the form of nutrient that works (never dl alpha vitamin E, always mixed tocopherols….). If I need a high dose nutrient for a client with a health issue I may use Thorne Research. Although they use fillers, their line is used by doctors who rely on their stated potency. For herbs I use tinctures, bulk herbs or Gaia herb extracts.

  3. Honey O. Says:
    February 2nd, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    I read from http://www.mercola.com/Downloads/bonus/vitamin-d/report.aspx that an adult should take about 8000 IU of vitamin D daily, is this true? But some says, 5000 IU is enough. Now, I’m confused.

  4. Linda Says:
    February 3rd, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Everyone is different. Factors like sun exposure, age, weight and nutritional status can affect our needs. Getting tested is the only way to know for sure. Most people need around 5000IU, others need more. Toxic effects have not been seen below 10,000IU.

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