By Linda | October 30, 2011
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.