Sunday, January 31, 2010

Alternative medicine sales soar In Britain as health freedoms eroded by European Union...

I have to disagree with one aspect of the below news article about the rapid rise in the use of alterntiave medicine by the British public.

The journalist speculates that the upturn in sales of alternative remedies "can be explained by growing official acceptance of many treatments such as acupuncture, which is available on the NHS [i.e., National Health Services]."

That of course, is pure bunk. The reasons alternative medicine sales have begun to boom in Europe over the past two years is because of one thing, and one thing only:

The European Union (of which Britain is a key player) has recently banned over 150 different nutritional supplement ingredients affecting several thousand diffferent nutritional supplement products. The ban has been an ongoing process over the past few years, and finally took effect on January 1, 2010. Of course, anytime the government starts banning things, the public tends to sit up and takes notice.

Case in point: Here in the USA, I can remember back in 1999 when the FDA made their infamous "final ruling" on colloidal silver, banning alternative medicine vendors from telling customers about it's powerful immune-boosting and infection-fighting qualities in advertising and on product labeling.

Within months of that ruling, colloidal silver -- which had been a relatively unknown nutritional supplement up to that point -- became practically a household word.

By attempting to prevent consumers of nutritional supplements from learning more about colloidal silver, the FDA did more to introduce the substance to millions upon millions of people throughout North America than all of the advertising by all of the colloidal silver vendors throughout the U.S. combined ever could have.

Now we see the same thing happening in Britain.

British citizens who previously never took an interest in natural healing are suddently becoming very interested. They instinctively know how the world works, i.e., that when the bureaucrats ban something, it must represent a significant threat to the very people the bureaucrats represent, which of course is orthodox medicine and Big Pharma.

So the British public are now in a frenzy to learn more about nutritional supplementation, now that they can see their health freedom rights being evaporated before their very eyes. But of course, the controlled press won't mention that aspect of the story.

Here's the story, from the British press:

Alternative medicine sales soar In Britain as consumers shake off cynicism

By Daily Mail Reporter

8:10 AM on 26th January 2010

Growing numbers of people are turning to alternative medicines.

Sales of alternative medicines are booming as consumers shake off their cynicism.

Analysts say the market has grown by 18 per cent in two years and is worth £213million a year.

And they predict sales will increase by 33 per cent to £282million over the next four years as more patients reject prescription drugs in favour of natural remedies.

Even relatively unknown treatments such as ayurveda - the Indian holistic system of diet, yoga, massage and herbs - are picking up in popularity.

Analysts Mintel said the rise can be explained by growing official acceptance of many treatments such as acupuncture, which is available on the NHS.

A rise in the number of patients diagnosed with depression and stress has also led to more people exploring holistic approaches in favour of potentially addictive prescription drugs.

Around 1.5million Britons bought St John's Wort last year, predominantly for depression.

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Shorty Awards voting fraud displaces natural health voters and boosts votes for vaccine-pushing opponent of natural health!

According to health ranger Mike Adams, the so-called "Shorty Awards" honoring micro-bloggers who use Twitter to inform and educate online readers have been shown to be conducted fraudulently.

The awards are given in 27 categories, including the health category.

While the voting is said to be "public and democratic" by its organizers, Mike Adams of who was winning the popular vote in the health category claims his votes were completely deleted by Shorty Awards organizers after he complained of unfair tactics being used by vaccine proponents who dumped a boat load of votes into the Shorty Awards voting system -- all for a relatively unknown vaccine-pushing opponent of natural health named Dr. Rachael Dunlop.

According to Adams, the vaccine-pushing orthodox medical system apparently did NOT want to see a prominent natural health advocate who strongly opposes vaccines win such a prestigious internet award.

Adams states, "I was set to take the top prize, and Dr. Mercola was in a solid second place when some vaccine pushers got word that a couple of "natural medicine whackos" (as they described us) were about to win the award, and they organized an opposition campaign to elect their own candidate -- a virtually unknown doctor from Australia who held a strong opinion against homeopathy and natural medicine while pushing vaccines and pharmaceuticals. They began to call for others to vote for this "pro-vaccine" candidate, even though most people had no idea who she was and had never even read her work."

Adams says the Shorty Awards voting system is clearly rigged against natural health advocates since votes for natural health advocates can be deleted and fraudulently obtained votes in favor of an opponent of natural health are kept.

Read more about this story here, and learn what you can do to help push another strong advocate of natural health into the top spot!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

No Deaths from Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids, Herbs or Any Other Nutritional Supplement

Not even ONE death from nutritional supplements in the entire year; contrast that with an average prescription drug death rate of 106,000 people per year in this country, and you’ll start to understand why nutritional supplements are so popular, and why Big Pharma hates nutritional supplements so much!


Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, January 19, 2010

(OMNS, January 19, 2010) There was not even one death caused by a dietary supplement in 2008, according to the most recent information collected by the U.S. National Poison Data System.

The new 174-page annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers, published in the journal Clinical Toxicology, shows zero deaths from multiple vitamins; zero deaths from any of the B vitamins; zero deaths from vitamins A, C, D, or E; and zero deaths from any other vitamin.

Additionally, there were no deaths whatsoever from any amino acid or herbal product. This means no deaths at all from blue cohosh, echinacea, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, kava kava, St. John's wort, valerian, yohimbe, Asian medicines, ayurvedic medicines, or any other botanical. There were zero deaths from creatine, blue-green algae, glucosamine, chondroitin, melatonin, or any homeopathic remedies.

Furthermore, there were zero deaths in 2008 from any dietary mineral supplement. This means there were no fatalities from calcium, magnesium, chromium, zinc, colloidal silver, selenium, iron, or multimineral supplements. Two children died as a result of medical use of the antacid sodium bicarbonate. The other "Electrolyte and Mineral" category death was due to a man accidentally drinking sodium hydroxide, a highly toxic degreaser and drain-opener.

No man, woman or child died from nutritional supplements. Period.

61 poison centers provide coast-to-coast data for the U.S. National Poison Data System, which is then reviewed by 29 medical and clinical toxicologists. NPDS, the authors write, is "one of the few real-time national surveillance systems in existence, providing a model public health surveillance system for all types of exposures, public health event identification, resilience response and situational awareness tracking."

Over half of the U.S. population takes daily nutritional supplements. Even if each of those people took only one single tablet daily, that makes 154,000,000 individual doses per day, for a total of over 56 billion doses annually. Since many persons take more than just one vitamin or mineral tablet, actual consumption is considerably higher, and the safety of nutritional supplements is all the more remarkable.

If nutritional supplements are allegedly so "dangerous," as the FDA and news media so often claim, then where are the bodies?

Those who wonder if the media are biased against vitamins may consider this: how many television stations, newspapers, magazines, and medical journals have reported that no one dies from nutritional supplements?


Bronstein AC, Spyker DA, Cantilena LR Jr, Green JL, Rumack BH, Giffin SL. 2008 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers' National Poison Data System (NPDS): 26th Annual Report. Clinical Toxicology (2009). 47, 911-1084. The full text article is available for free download at . Vitamins statistics are found in Table 22B, journal pages 1052-3. Minerals, herbs, amino acids and other supplements are in the same table, pages 1047-8.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Drug companies made false claims in order to induce panic and boost market for H1N1 vaccine...

The severity of the H1N1 outbreak was deliberately exaggerated by pharmaceutical companies that stood to make billions of dollars from a worldwide scare, a leading European health expert has claimed.

Wolfgang Wodarg, head of health at the Council of Europe, has accused the makers of vaccines for the virus of unduly influencing the World Health Organisation's (WHO) decision to declare a pandemic. He claims the threshold for declaring a pandemic was purposely lowered so that vaccine makers could take maximum financial advantage of a crisis that literally didn't exist.

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Friday, January 8, 2010

How Big Pharma Profits From Fear

How Big Pharma Profits From Fear

By WC Douglass, MD


With Big Pharma raking in billions off swine flu fears, the last thing they need is a government handout.

Yet Uncle Sam is busy playing Daddy Warbucks with YOUR lunch money, helping Swiss drugmaker Novartis open a new vaccine plant in North Carolina. You've generously contributed around $700 million to help Novartis build their shiny new drug factory -- $220 million three years ago, and $486 million this year.

And I'll bet you didn't even get a thank-you card.

In return for this bad investment in a foreign company, the U.S. government gets the right to PURCHASE vaccine for 17 years. Not only that, but these vaccines will be created using a new and unproven biotech method that relies on dog kidneys instead of chicken eggs.

In other words, this plan really is a dog.

I'm a doctor, not an economist. But if this is someone's idea of stimulus, you do the math: The plant now employs 191 people making an average of $50,000 per year. At that rate, it would take around 75 years for the government money put into this joint to make its way back into our own economy.

Slice off a few years if you believe them when they say they'll ultimately employ 350 people when the plant is fully operational in 2013 -- in any case, it'll be decades before Americans ever see that cash again.

But don't worry -- I'm sure somewhere, a poor Swiss ski resort is hosting a group of free-spending Novartis executives.

Maybe they'll be joined by their yodeling friends at the World Health Organization. A report at World Net Daily says at least three of the WHO's top flu "experts" have financial ties to vaccine makers.

That sure explains a lot.

Meanwhile, anyone who doubts that money is the real driving force behind swine flu fears only needs to check out Business Week magazine.

A recent headline there tells whole story by itself: "How Big Pharma Profits from Swine Flu."

Careful there, Business Week. That kind of thinking would have gotten you branded a radical conspiracy theorist just a few months ago!

Just check out these big paydays off swine flu vaccine sales:

$1.7 billion for GlaxoSmithKline

$700 million for Novartis

$500 million for Sanofi-Aventis

Those figures are for the fourth quarter of 2009 alone -- analysts expect them to grab similar piles of cash for the first quarter of 2010 as everyone from President Obama to Santa Claus push these needless vaccines on you and your children.

Business Week also notes that vaccine sales are booming just in time: Patents on prescription drugs worth a combined $135 billion in annual sales are about to expire... with no new meds ready to replace them.

And that means you can expect another phony swine flu scare any moment now.

That's not the only sickening swindle. Keep reading for the latest on Tamiflu...

Hide and seek with Big Pharma

Get ready for some more flu funny business -- except you won't be laughing when you hear about this one.

Drug giant Roche is being accused of hiding key data from eight unpublished studies on its flu drug, Tamiflu... and, as a result, researchers now say there's no evidence that the drug can reduce the risk of flu complications such as pneumonia.

What are they hiding? Who knows -- but you don't lock the smartest and most attractive kids in the attic.

The Cochrane Collaboration tried to update their earlier review of the research -- but the company demanded a confidentiality agreement in exchange for access to those eight shady studies.

I'm thrilled to say the researchers told Roche where to stick that agreement. Too bad that kind of integrity is all too rare.

In an editorial that accompanied the new review in the British Medical Journal, editor Fiona Godlee tore into the company. She wrote that the studies originally used to back Tamiflu were written by Roche employees and consultants, and that one researcher named in a study even claimed no involvement in the project.

Shady? You bet. Surprising? Not at all.

It's par for the course when it comes to Big Pharma.

So here's about all those researchers can say about Tamiflu now: It could reduce flu symptoms by about a day.

And here's what I can tell you about this dangerous drug: Its side effects include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain and diarrhea. Some patients experience severe allergic reactions, confusion, bizarre behavior, hallucinations, seizures, fever, sore throat and more.

Some of these reactions are far more common than anyone wants to admit -- especially in children, as I've warned you before.


Worth it? You decide -- but I think you're better off investing in another box of tissues and that extra day of rest.

Never feeding the flu fears,

William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.

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