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Saturday, October 22, 2011

[AlternativeAnswers] Dr Bate's weekly newsletter digest and editorial - 10-22-2011 - Vitamin Hoax by Big :Pharma


How to Make People Believe Any Anti-Vitamin Scare
It Just Takes Lots of Pharmaceutical Industry Cash

*by Andrew W. Saul*
Editor, Orthomolecular Medicine News Service

(OMNS, Oct 20, 2011) Recent much trumpeted anti-vitamin news is the product
of pharmaceutical company payouts. No, this is not one of "those" conspiracy
theories. Here's how it's done:

*1) Cash to study authors.* Many of the authors of a recent negative vitamin
E paper (1) have received substantial income from the pharmaceutical
industry. The names are available in the last page of the paper (1556) in
the "Conflict of Interest" section. You will not see them in the brief
summary at the JAMA website. A number of the study authors have received
money from pharmaceutical companies, including Merck, Pfizer,
Sanofi-Aventis, AstraZeneca, Abbott, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Amgen,
Firmagon, and Novartis.

*2) Advertising revenue.* Many popular magazines and almost all major
medical journals receive income from the pharmaceutical industry. The only
question is, how much? Pick up a copy of the publication and count the
pharmaceutical ads. The more space sold, the more revenue for the
publication. If you try to find their advertisement revenue, you'll see that
they don't disclose it. So, just count the Pharma ads. Look in them all:
Readers Digest http://orthomolecular.org/
JAMA, Newsweek, Time, AARP Today, NEJM, Archives of Pediatrics. Even
Prevention magazine. Practically any major periodical.

*3) Rigged trials.* Yes, it is true and yes it is provable. In a recent
editorial, we explained how trials of new drugs are often rigged at
Studies of the health benefits of vitamins and essential nutrients
appear to be rigged. This can be easily done by using low doses to guarantee
a negative result, and by biasing the interpretation to show a statistical
increase in risk.

*4) Bias in what is published, or rejected for publication.* The largest and
most popular medical journals receive very large income from pharmaceutical
advertising. Peer-reviewed research indicates that this influences what they
print, and even what study authors conclude from their data.

*5) Censorship of what is indexed and available to doctors and the
public.*Public tax money pays for censorship in the largest public
medical library
on the planet: the US National Library of Medicine (MEDLINE/PubMed).
See also: http://orthomolecular.org/
Don't Believe It?

How well were these pro-vitamin, anti-drug studies covered in the mass

- A Harvard study showed a 27% reduction in AIDS deaths among patients
given vitamin supplements. (2)
- There have been no deaths from vitamins in 27 years.
- Antibiotics cause 700,000 emergency room visits per year, just in the
US. (3)
- Modern drug-and-cut medicine is at least the third leading cause of
death in the USA. Some estimates place medicine as the number one cause of
death. (4)
- Over 1.5 million Americans are injured every year by drug errors in
hospitals, doctors' offices, and nursing homes. If in a hospital, a patient
can expect at least one medication error every single day. (5)
- More than 100,000 patients die every year, just in the US, from drugs
properly prescribed and taken as directed. (6)

Double Standard

Countless comedians have made fun of the incompetent physician who, when
called late at night during a life- threatening disease crisis, says, "take
two aspirin and call me in the morning." It's no longer funny. One of the
largest pharmaceutical conglomerates in the world ran prime- time national
television commercials that declared: "Bayer aspirin may actually help stop
you from dying if you take it during a heart attack." The company also
promotes such use of its product on the Internet.
formerly http://www.bayeraspirin.com/
Daily Aspirin Use Linked With Pancreatic Cancer

Here's something you may have not seen. Research has shown that women who
take just one aspirin a day, "which millions do to prevent heart attack and
stroke as well as to treat headaches - may raise their risk of getting
deadly pancreatic cancer. . . . Pancreatic cancer affects only 31,000
Americans a year, but it kills virtually all its victims within three years.
The study of 88,000 nurses found that those who took two or more aspirins a
week for 20 years or more had a 58 percent higher risk of pancreatic
cancer." (7) *Women who took two or more aspirin tablets per day had an
alarming 86 percent greater risk of pancreatic cancer.*

Study author Dr. Eva Schernhammer of Harvard Medical School was quoted as
saying: "Apart from smoking, this is one of the few risk factors that have
been identified for pancreatic cancer. Initially we expected that aspirin
would protect against pancreatic cancer."

How about that.

Say: What if there was one, just *one* case of pancreatic cancer caused by a
vitamin? What do you think the press would have said about that?

The fact is, vitamins are known to be effective and safe. They are essential
nutrients, and when taken at the proper doses over a lifetime, are capable
of preventing a wide variety of diseases. Because drug companies can't make
big profits developing essential nutrients, they have a vested interest in
agitating for the use of drugs and disparaging the use of nutritional

*(Orthomolecular Medicine News Service editor Andrew W. Saul taught
nutrition, health science and cell biology at the college level, and has
published over 100 reviews and editorials in peer-reviewed publications. He
is author or coauthor of tent books and is featured in the documentary film
Food Matters. His website is



*On Saturday November 12, Dr Bate and Avigail Berg Panitz will conduct a
free workshop and seminar on ADD-Autism "normalization" therapies. It will
start at 1 PM at A Garden Walk community clubhouse, 8200 North Military
Trail (north of the VA hospital). All ADD-Autism families welcome.

*---Alternate Health Article Digest*---
from NaturalNews:
it's time for a revolution in cancer treatment

http://www.naturalnews.com/ Healing-Cancer-World-Summit.

Did you know about all these emulsifier chemicals in foods, cosmetics and

http://www.naturalnews.com/ 033939_emulsifiers_food_
(Also check out

Hilarious flu shot propaganda photo featuring the Grim Reaper


Here's how to get off dangerous SSRIs and restore healthy moods and brain

http://www.naturalnews.com/ 033928_antidepressant_drugs_

Did you know that infant formula products are loaded with corn syrup and
sugar? This is what conventional dieticians call "infant nutrition":

http://www.naturalnews.com/ 033926_infant_formula_corn_

Did you know that organic farming out-produces conventional "chemical"
farming in every way?

http://www.naturalnews.com/ 033925_organic_farming_crop_

General Mills busted for selling "fruit" snacks without the fruit!

http://www.naturalnews.com/ 033915_general_mills_fruit_

The Raw Milk Freedom Riders are riding into town on November 1, drinking raw
milk in protest right in front of the FDA headquarters!

http://www.naturalnews.com/ 033904_raw_milk_Freedom_

Beware of "false positive" mammograms - very high rate scares women into
deadly chemo

http://www.naturalnews.com/ 033903_mammograms_false_

The CDC has been caught in a steady stream of outright lies about vaccines
and pandemics. Here's an overview of the increasing dishonesty of this
government body that -- much like the FDA -- now functions almost entirely
as a Big Pharma marketing department:


Mainstream media attack on vitamins revealed as total hoax

http://www.naturalnews.com/ 033883_vitamins_mortality_

Mainstream media attack on vitamins revealed as total hoax Part 2

http://www.naturalnews.com/ 033893_mainstream_media_

FDA "Trilateral Cooperation Charter" would criminalize vitamins in Canada,
USA, Mexico

http://www.naturalnews.com/ 033892_Trilateral_Cooperation_
From Dr Mercola
The Wonder Vitamin That May Help You Prevent 16 Types of Cancer

http://articles.mercola.com/ sites/articles/archive/2011/
10/22/carole-baggerly-on- vitamin-d.aspx?e_cid=20111022_

The Cholesterol Myths that May be Harming Your Health

http://articles.mercola.com/ sites/articles/archive/2011/
10/22/debunking-the-science- behind-lowering-cholesterol-

Just 1 Single Drop of This Would Poison a Lake Enough to Ban Fishing on It

http://articles.mercola.com/ sites/articles/archive/2011/
10/18/charlie-brown-on- movement-to-end-mercury-in-

Warn Your Friends and Family: This New Vaccine is Dangerous

http://articles.mercola.com/ sites/articles/archive/2011/
10/17/dangerous-new- ineffective-flu-vaccine- released-for-seniors.aspx?e_

Are Aluminum-Containing Antiperspirants Contributing To Breast Cancer In

http://articles.mercola.com/ sites/articles/archive/2011/
10/17/aluminum-containing- antiperspirants-contribute-

Still Getting Mammograms? Check Out This Surprising NEW Data

http://articles.mercola.com/ sites/articles/archive/2011/
10/16/even-computer- technology-cant-help- mammograms.aspx?e_cid=

Dangerous Toxins From Genetically Modified Corn Found in Blood of Women and

http://articles.mercola.com/ sites/articles/archive/2011/
10/06/dangerous-toxins-from- gmo-foods.aspx?e_cid=20111016_
The Toxic Import from China Hidden in This Everyday Beverage

http://articles.mercola.com/ sites/articles/archive/2011/
10/11/dr-bill-osmunson-on- fluoride.aspx?e_cid=20111016_
From Sunflower News
Bisphenol A (BPA) Found In Canned Foods Aimed At Children


Fetal origins: How adult disease risk takes shape before you are born

http://www.oregonlive.com/ news/index.ssf/2011/09/fetal_

There are over 40 well-researched informative articles on the Sunflower
Naturals web site to read and share.

From Alliance for Natural health
HPV Vaccine Victims Speak Out--Will the Media Finally Get it Right?

That's it for this week. I hope you found something that helped you and
Phil Bate PhD - Inventor of NT Therapy
NT Solves ADD-Autism, Depression, and more

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