Monthly Archives: June 2012

This Exercise Can Cause a 7-Fold Surge of Heart Problems

 June 01 2012 |

By Dr. Mercola

Do you dread going to the gym for what feels like hours at a stretch? Or do you avoid working out altogether because you just don’t have the time? Then what I’m about to tell you should be music to your ears: sometimes when it comes to exercise, less is more.

It’s becoming increasingly clear that too much exercise, particularly long bouts of cardio, can cause more harm than good.

And while most Americans would be well served to exercise more, there’s probably no need to work out for more than 45 minutes or so at a time, as long as you exercise correctly and efficiently. In fact, one of the most effective exercises I know of takes just 20 minutes for the whole workout (I’ll explain more below)…

One of the best examples of the risks of over-exercising can be gleaned from marathon runners. Running a marathon is often seen as the epitome of fitness and the ultimate show of endurance. But it puts an extraordinary stress on your heart.

According to a study presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2010 in Montreal, regular exercise reduces cardiovascular risk by a factor of two or three. But the extended vigorous exercise performed during a marathon raises cardiac risk by seven-fold! Long-distance running also leads to high levels of inflammation that may trigger cardiac eventsi and damage your heart long after the marathon is over.

Vaccine madness: New mumps jab cultured from dog kidneys linked to canine allergies

By Jonathan Benson

An unlicensed vaccine being quietly shipped into the U.K. from the Czech Republic is sparking controversy as it may be linked to causing severe allergic reactions. Medi-Mumps, a single mumps vaccine cultured from dog kidney cells, is being touted by some as an alternative to the controversial combination measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, but others have major concerns about both its source and its potential for triggering severe canine allergies.

Christina England from VacTruth.com reports that Medi-Mumps will be available in private U.K. health clinics beginning in June, and that it is intended for children that are allergic to eggs — many vaccines are produced using eggs cultures — and for children whose parents are opposed to MMR. Though not officially approved for use, Medi-Mumps will be an option for parents who request it as part of a single vaccine regimen of immunization.

But children with dog allergies will still have to steer clear of the Medi-Mumps vaccine, which could trigger the same type of severe allergic reactions that a typical egg-cultured vaccine sometimes triggers in children with egg allergies. In fact, based on egg-cultured vaccines’ reputation of potentially triggering new egg allergies, it is likely that the dog-based vaccine will also trigger new canine allergies in some children.

Is Medi-Mumps just a repackaged version of the now-banned Pavivac mumps vaccine?
Back in 2002, the Committee on the Safety of Medicines, an independent U.K. advisory committee that evaluates the quality, efficacy and safety of medicines, rejected a single mumps vaccine known as Pavivac because of serious safety concerns. Just like Medi-Mumps, Pavivac was made from dog kidney cells in the Czech Republic, but was considered potentially hazardous with not enough evidence to back up claims that it was safe and effective.

Now it appears as though Pavivac has simply been repackaged and rebranded as Medi-Mumps, which similarly lacks proper safety data showing that it is effective with minimal risk. And yet parents opting for single vaccines for their children will likely be presented with Medi-Mumps as a viable alternative to MMR, even though it could cause the very same harm as MMR.

Ethical and moral issues involved with making vaccines out of dogs
That creating vaccines with dog kidneys is even considered valid medical practice by anyone is heinous enough, let alone the safety issues presented by their use. Using chicken eggs to culture vaccines is one thing, as no animal has to die in order to make this happen. But dogs presumably have to be bred and killed in order to have their kidneys harvested for the creation of Medi-Mumps vaccines.

Parents’ best bet at this point is to avoid both the Medi-Mumps and MMR vaccines for the safety of their children. Neither vaccine has been proven safe or effective, and both are linked to potentially irreversible side effects.

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Giardiasis

2010 Florida

Female patient age 27  presented with Giardia in the form of the following symptoms.

General feeling of malaise and intense weakness..

Diarrhoea, watery, frequent, unpleasant smelling and fast spluttery discharge. Abominal cramps after eating. A noted symptom was that the patient could no longer drink her customary hot or iced tea as it made the cramps and diarrhoea worse.

Causation was unknown, except had a brief sexual relationship with a male with anal sex involved 3 to 4 weeks previously.

Lab test confirmed Giardia lamblia parasite.

A look in the P & W Therapeutic Pocket book suggested two remedies to look at for comparison. China and Veratrum. After careful analysis, China was selected as it fitted more closely with the patients state.

 

The patient was given one dose of the China 0/1 in the office, and told to take another two doses that same day, and then take one dose a day for 4 days when I would see her again.

Follow up. 5 days later. Cramps gone, evacuations was just one watery stool a day…still weak but not feeling unwell. Prescribed 1 dose of sulphur 0/1 daily for three days. On follow up patient was clear of all symptoms but still a little weak. continued sulphur 0/1 for 7 days.

Patient was discharged on follow up.

 

Chronic case solved.

Patient, Male age 31, presented to me in 2008 complaining of Reflux.

After full local examination and sight of his medical tests, I took a full homoeopathic history. Patient had started with reflux in 2001 after taking up sidecar racing. Within 3 months of starting, he was experiencing full reflux with semi solid regurgitation.

At the start of the new season for racing in 2008, he was experiencing pain in his testicles, and the actual scrotum itself after each race. Another symptom expressed was that after racing, if he ate anything, he would immediately fall into a heavy sleep. This did not happen if he abstained from food.

In considering the facts of the case, it was established that the aggravation for the reflux and also the testicular and scrotum pain, was from the bouncing motion of the race on graveled roads. The sleep/eating issue again only happened after a race.

I repertorized it this way.. Using jarring as the causation for all the issues.

In reading the Materia Medica, I could see the similarity to Arnica from the provings. I prescribed 0/1 daily for 3 weeks. During the follow up, it was noted that the sleep issue had resolved. I moved the patient to 0/2 for another 3 weeks. There was a reduction in the pain and in the reflux occurence,  so I continued the patient on 0/2 for another 2 months. When he presented after the 8 weeks all symptoms had resolved.

 

A case of infection

Young female patient presented with left index finger very swollen, with localised redness and most of the swelling at side of finger. Examination showed entry wound and lodgement of a piece of wood from a few days earlier.

There was sponginess of the tissue surrounding the site with pus of a whitish cloudy, slightly thick nature with an unpleasant smell.

It was too painful to work on without anaesthetic, so I decided to give a medicine and wait a short while.

Causation was skin entry via splinter.

The skin was heavily inflamed

discharge was thick, white and odorous

 

As you can see from the Repertorisation, Silica fitted the presenting symptoms completely. I gave 0/1 repeated every 10 mins for 3 doses.

The pain increased on the 3rd dose. on examination, the swelling had increased around the entrance wound with the pressure internally of the skin showing whiter. I cleaned the area and applied light pressure. The pus exploded into the gauze giving instant relief to the patient, and exposed a piece of the splinter which was deep within. I was able to remove the splinter and clean the wound site. I left it open with sterile dressing.

Patient came the following day, after taking two more doses of Silica. The rapidly healing wound was cleaned and redressed. Patient was instructed to take one dose of Silica a day for 2 days. The next visit, after 5 days showed a 95% healed area and no infection or inflamation

The medicine that came to mind whilst examining the finger was hepar Sulph. Referencing the Materia Medica showed the symptoms produced in the disease state, were not produced in the provings. Only Silica matched the presentation.

A case of toothache..

This is a case that happened to me personally.

I had an upper molar develop a small caries which I had noticed, yet as it did not cause any distress, I put it on the ‘to do’ list. About a week later, I was in central London driving to an appointment when I was suddenly struck with intense pain in the tooth. It was very severe with nerve involvement and made worse by any pressure. I was driving with my mouth slightly open to make sure the upper and lower teeth did not touch.

As this was an important meeting and not one I could miss, I was considering taking codeine to relieve the pain temporarily so as to enable me to function for the next couple of hours, and perhaps for a day or two until I could get into a dentist.

My mind evaluated the symptoms, upper molar, nerve pain, even the pressure of normal jaw tension or biting was worse. I kept examining the sensation and realised that subconsciously, I was using my tongue to try and clear the hole of the caries because it felt that something was wedged in it. (There was nothing in there on observation, but the sensation would lead a person to believe otherwise)

I pulled over to the side of the road and opened my medicine case and removed a single tablet of 200c Staphisagria. I sucked on it. Within  2 minutes, a sensation of the pain ‘trickling’ away occurred. it felt like it just bubbled away, removing the feeling of something lodged in there and all discomfort was removed fully within 10 minutes.

That evening I repertorised the case to see if it matched my assessment of the remedy I had taken.

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I did not attend to that tooth for about three weeks because frankly I forgot about it.

Presenting conditional symptoms represent the entirety of the disease at that moment. In my case, the Staphisagria was taken immediately and stopped the problem completely.

This repertorisation was made using the Therapeutic Pocket Book, and shows the accuracy of the symptoms both literal and interpreted. Please note: interpreted does not mean an analysis of a symptom, rather the use of a literal sensation, in the case of the tooth feeling of something stuck in the tooth, rather than a crumb or something present. Please remember that symptoms are produced in a healthy person when proving substances, and it is the sensation that matters.

 

Worse than a Disease Diagnosis – This Mistake Can Land You in the E.R.

In 1776, Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, foretold a grim scenario that has now taken shape right before our eyes. He said:by Dr. Mercola

“Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution the time will come when medicine will organize itself into an undercover dictatorship. To restrict the art of healing to doctors and deny equal privileges to others will constitute the Bastille of medical science. All such laws are un-American and despotic.”

Now, in 2012, we are very much facing this reality, as we live in an era where our medical freedom is increasingly under attack, and “healing” has been replaced with “treating” disease, most often with toxic chemicals and surgery. This drug-driven medical paradigm not only depends on the sacrifice and, some might say, torture, of animals in medical research, but also in many ways uses humans as sacrificial lambs.

Modern Medical Care is a Leading Cause of Death

There were nearly 4.6 million drug-related visits to emergency roomsi in the United States in 2009, with more than half due to adverse reactions to prescription medications – most of which were being taken exactly as prescribedii. The fact of the matter is, as echoed by a study released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)iii, it is a mistake to assume there’s no risk in prescribed medicines! As Sayer Ji writes on GreenMedInfo.comiv:

“The “medicines” themselves are often devoid of intrinsic value, being nothing more than rebranded and re-purposed chemicals, intended (though all too often failing) to be administered in sub-lethal concentrations. Indeed, many of these chemicals are too toxic to be legally released into the environment, and should never be administered intentionally to a human who is already sick. You need look no farther than a typical drug package insert to find proof that the side effects of most drugs far outnumber their purported beneficial effects.

These chemicals, in fact, are so highly leveraged against their true value (or lack thereof), that they can sell for as much as 500,000% percent from cost! Only medical/pharmaceutical and financial institutions (e.g. Federal Reserve) are legally empowered to generate the illusion that they are creating something of value out of nothing of value, on this scale.”

Medical care is actually one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., with medical errors, adverse drug reactions, and hospital-acquired infectionsv killing an unacceptable number of Americans each and every day! Drug-related ER visits jumped by more than half between 2004 and 2008vi, stirring health officials to look for ways to stop what has become a near-epidemic that often ends in deathvii.

And when you consider that 2.7 million of those visitsviii involved prescriptions for largely preventable health issues, you can’t help but wonder why we have strayed so far from true health care in lieu of health treatments.

You may be tempted to point your finger at your physician. After all, he or she is on the “front lines” doing most of the prescribing and advising. But whether or not doctors succeed in upholding the Hippocratic Oath — the promise to Do No Harm — is not always entirely in their own hands.

The conventional medical system is simply not designed to give them that freedom. It’s VITAL that you understand that regardless of their personal opinions, many times they’re simply not allowed to offer you any other alternatives than what the “standard protocol” demands. As written on GreenMedInfo.comix:

“Within our present dominant medical system, healing has not simply been forgotten but intentionally exorcized as it represents the antithesis of perpetual profitability which requires the incurability of the human body. Were the truth be told, and the body’s self-regenerative capabilities acknowledged, the entire superstructure of drug-based medicine and hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue it generates annually, would crumble overnight.”

Are You Intentionally Being Misled about Your Body’s Innate Healing Abilities?

This issue runs much deeper than your physician’s office. The entire medical system as it currently stands has been quite carefully orchestrated to make you believe that drugs, vaccinations, screening tests, and surgery are what is required to be well, while an assault has been launched against natural strategies and supplements that have proven vital to well-being for centuries.

For instance, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched a full-fledged war against the sale of raw milk, a substance that provides many natural beneficial and healing properties, even though between 1999 and 2010 there was an average of only 42 cases of illness per year attributed to raw milk, and that includes both “confirmed” and “presumed” cases. Meanwhile, they have allowed livestock producers to continue to add low doses of antibiotics to animal feed for growth promotion, even though this practice is undeniably linked to the spread of deadly antibiotic-resistant disease!

They have also issued new Draft Guidance on New Dietary Ingredients that threatens to remove some of your most commonly usedsupplements from the market, all while approving drugs, prescribed by doctors every day, that kill over 125,000 Americans a year.

They are but one government agency that is so thoroughly enmeshed in the drug-medical paradigm that they are utterly unable to protect you. The American Medical Association (AMA) has maintained a decades-long battle against “alternative” healing traditions, dating back to the 1920s and arguably even earlier. The courts eventually ruled in favor of the chiropractors in 1987, finding the AMA guilty of a conspiracy to take down the chiropractic profession, but their battle has continued on anyway.

According to Naturopathy Digest, the AMA and other medical groups justify their opposition to natural medicine, a primary principle of which is supporting your body’s own innate healing potential, on the basis of three areas of concernx:

  • Quality of patient care
  • Patient safety
  • Quality of education of medical practitioners

As the article so eloquently points out, none of these arguments hold up, and most are based on medical and pharmaceutical industry propaganda. If they were TRULY concerned about patient care and safety, they would not be targeting natural medicine, which has an incredibly low incidence of adverse consequences and proven successes, but instead going after their own allopathic medical practices that are leaving a trail of death and destruction.

Other medical associations whose claims that they exist for the betterment of public health are entirely questionable include the following:

  • American Dental Association (ADA): Continues to support the use of mercury fillings and demonizes biological dentists who oppose the use of mercury in dentistry; continues to support fluoridation, in spite of the evidence it does more harm than good.
  • American Cancer Society (ACS): This charity has close ties to the mammography industry, the cancer drug industry, and the pesticide industry; has rampant conflicts of interest; consistently promotes drugs and screening procedures while ignoring environmental causes of cancer.
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI): Has spent billions of taxpayer dollars promoting treatments while ignoring strategies for preventing cancer; abundant ties to the cancer drug industry (for more information, read Samuel Epstein’s new book, National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society: Criminal Indifference to Cancer Prevention and Conflicts of Interest)xi
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): Claiming to be protecting your children, the AAP is largely funded by vaccine manufacturers but refuses to disclose just how much money it gets from them; partners with Congress to protect pediatricians and drug companies from liability for vaccine injuries, while preventing you from getting truthful vaccine information.

However, even the government is not at the top of the totem pole when it comes to this attack on your ability to access natural therapies and obtain optimal health. GreenMedInfo.com continuesxii:

“Although the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) behave as if they are at the top of this pyramid of power relations, they serve far lower on the hierarchy. While the government of the United States and American corporate lobbying groups may appear to be behind the FDA’s shameless pandering to the interests of the drug companies, transnational corporations and organizations — and a hand full of elite governing them — are in fact pulling the strings.”

Natural Therapies are Increasingly Under Attack, or Intentionally Suppressed

Did you know a cream containing eggplant extract, known as BEC and BEC5, appears to eliminate most non-melanoma skin cancersin several weeks time? Or that studies conducted so far show significant potential for the use of cannabis in the prevention and treatment of a wide range of health conditions, including cancer?

Have you heard about Dr. Nick Gonzalez, who has had remarkable success treating patients with some of the most lethal forms of cancer that conventional medicine cannot effectively address using a three-pronged nutritional approach?

There’s a good chance you answered “no” to these questions, and that’s not a coincidence. Information like this is not easy to come by in the mainstream press or from most conventional health care authorities, which is one of the primary reasons why I started this site.Alternatives to drugs and surgery are out there, but unless there is a profit to be had, you aren’t likely to hear about them. In fact, the system is set up to make sure that you don’t.

One of the prime examples of this is vitamin D.

Over 800 studies already show that vitamin D could have cancer-prevention and/or treatment possibilities. But the problem is that it’s a natural substance that can’t be patented as a simple supplement, meaning there’s no real revenue in it, compared to a prescription brand drug. That’s why many drug studies involving vitamins of any kind hinge on how the FDA defines drugs and supplements.

A drug is defined as a product meant for the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of a diseasexiii. A supplement is defined as a product that is meant to simply “supplement” or “enhance” a normal diet within the daily allowances recommended by the FDAxiv. Retailers who sell supplements are not allowed to tell you that vitamin D can possibly “prevent, mitigate or cure” cancer without having the FDA accuse them of selling a drug that hasn’t been approved through the proper FDA process.

That process of getting a drug to market costs an average $359 millionxv and takes nearly 10 years – with a good portion of the money going directly to the FDA through user feesxvi. Over the years these fees have become a major funding source for the FDA. What drug companies get in return is faster FDA reviews and drug approvals.

As a result, a kind of you-scratch-my-back-I’ll-scratch-yours scenario has ensued, with drug companies maintaining major leverage over the FDA when it comes to protecting their revenue sources, including making sure the $60 billion-a-year supplement business doesn’t get in the way of drug salesxvii. The history of FDA laws and regulations on file at Harvard Law School, explains how years ago an FDA task force long ago established this policy…

“… to ensure that the presence of dietary supplements on the market does not act as a disincentive to drug development.”

What Can You do to Support Real Health and Healing?

For starters, recognize that health does not come from a pill … and no disease is caused by a “drug or vaccine deficiency.” As written on GreenMedInfo.comxviii:

” … is there any greater absurdity than a medical model that treats the symptoms of disease with sub-lethal dosages of toxic chemicals and in which there is no attempt to uncover, understand or remove the causes of those imbalances?

After all, what disease has ever been found to be caused by a lack of a drug?

Is acid reflux caused by a lack of proton-pump inhibitors?

Is heart disease caused by a lack of statin drugs?

Is osteoporosis caused by a lack of Fosamax?

Is cancer caused by a lack of chemotherapy?

Is depression caused by a lack of Paxil?

Absolutely not! Then why would anyone consider it sound practice to use potentially toxic chemicals as a first-line treatment for conditions that are not caused by a lack of a chemical? To the contrary many diseases are caused exactly by culminative exposures to chemicals that not unlike drugs are biologically alien to the body, i.e we are treating poisoning with poisons! Can we dignify this approach by calling it medicine? Or, is it more accurately described as a form of sorcery?”

Until real systemic change takes place, your best health strategy is quite simply to employ and maintain a naturally healthy lifestyle that will optimize your body’s innate healing abilities and minimize your need for the drug companies’ latest concoctions. We are, however, working hard to change the system and help protect your health freedoms from corrupt influences like the drug industry; you can learn more about our newest initiative toward this end, Health Liberty, now.

It is, of course, of paramount importance to take control of your health so you can stay well naturally, without the use of drugs or even frequent conventional medical care. If you adhere to a healthy lifestyle, you most likely will not need medications in the first place. This encompasses several principles, including:

  • Proper Food Choices

For a comprehensive guide on which foods to eat and which to avoid, see my nutrition plan. Generally speaking, you should be looking to focus your diet on whole, unprocessed foods (vegetables, meats, raw dairy, nuts, and so forth) that come from healthy, sustainable, local sources, such as a small organic farm not far from your home.

For the best nutrition and health benefits, you will want to have raw food as a good portion of your diet. Personally, I aim to eat about 80-85 percent of my food raw, including raw eggs and humanely raised organic animal products that have not been raised on a CAFO (confined animal feeding operation).

Nearly as important as knowing which foods to eat more of is knowing which foods to avoid, and topping the list is fructose.Sugar, and fructose in particular, contributes to multiple disease processes in your body, not the least of which is insulin resistance, a major cause of accelerated aging.

  • Comprehensive Exercise Program, including High-Intensity Exercise like Peak Fitness

Even if you’re eating the healthiest diet in the world, you still need to exercise to reach the highest levels of health, and you need to be exercising effectively, which means including not only core-strengthening exercises, strength training, and stretching but also high-intensity activities into your rotation. High-intensity, interval-type training boosts human growth hormone (HGH) production, which is essential for optimal health, strength and vigor. I’ve discussed the importance of Peak Fitness for your health on numerous occasions, so for more information please review this previous article.

  • Stress Reduction and Positive Thinking

You cannot be optimally healthy if you avoid addressing the emotional component of your health and longevity, as your emotional state plays a role in nearly every physical disease — from heart disease and depression, to arthritis and cancer. Effective coping mechanisms are a major longevity-promoting factor in part because stress has a direct impact on inflammation, which in turn underlies many of the chronic diseases that kill people prematurely every day. Meditation, prayer, social support and exercise are all viable options that can help you maintain emotional and mental equilibrium.

  • Proper Sun Exposure to Optimize Vitamin D

We have long known that it is best to get your vitamin D from sun exposure, and if at all possible, I strongly urge you to make sure you’re getting out in the sun on a daily basis or if this is not an option use a safe tanning bed.

Just keep in mind that it’s really best to get ALL your vitamin D from the sun. It appears that vitamin D plays a crucial role in sulfur metabolismxix and when you swallow it orally it may not have the same benefit as getting it from the sun.

  • Take High Quality Animal-Based Omega-3 Fats

Animal-based omega-3 fat is a strong factor in helping people live longer, and many experts believe that it is likely the predominant reason why the Japanese are the longest lived people on the planet.

  • Avoid as Many Chemicals, Toxins, and Pollutants as Possible

This includes tossing out your toxic household cleaners, soaps, personal hygiene products, air fresheners, bug sprays, lawn pesticides, and insecticides, just to name a few, and replacing them with non-toxic alternatives.

References:


  • i InfoFacts: Drug-Related Hospital Emergency Room Visits, National Institute on Drug Abuse, May 2011.
  • ii Highlights of the 2009 Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) Findings on Drug-Related Emergency Department Visits, The DAWN Report, December 28, 2010.
  • iii Emergency Department Visits Involving Adverse Reactions to Medications among Older Adults, The Dawn Report, February 24, 2011. (PDF)
  • iv Has Drug-Driven Medicine Become A Form of Human Sacrifice?, GreenMedInfo.com, December 29, 2011: Sayer Ji.
  • v New Study Shows Sepsis and Pneumonia Caused by Hospital-acquired Infections Kill 48,000 Patients, EurekAlert, February 22, 2010. (Press release)
  • vi Rx Side Effects Causing More Hospitalizations, American Medical News, May 2, 2011: Kevin B. O’Reilly.
  • vii Prescription Drugs More Overdoses in U.S. Than Heroin and Cocaine, Bloomberg, July 8, 2011: Oliver Renick.
  • viii Rx Side Effects Causing More Hospitalizations, American Medical News, May 2, 2011: Kevin B. O’Reilly.
  • ix Has Drug-Driven Medicine Become A Form of Human Sacrifice?, GreenMedInfo.com, December 29, 2011: Sayer Ji.
  • x AMA Declares War on Naturopathic Medicine, Patient Safety and Freedom of Choice in Health Care, Naturopathy Digest, 2006: Alex Vasquez.
  • xi National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society: Criminal Indifference to Cancer Prevention and Conflicts of Interest, Amazon.com, May 17, 2011: Samuel S. Epstein, MD.
  • xii Has Drug-Driven Medicine Become A Form of Human Sacrifice?, GreenMedInfo.com, December 29, 2011: Sayer Ji.
  • xiii Cosmetics, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, July 8, 2002.
  • xiv Drugs, U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
  • xv What Does It Cost to Bring a New Drug to Market?, Answers Encyclopedia.
  • xvi How Long Does Drug Development Take?, PharmTech.com, January 15, 2009.
  • xvii Dietary Supplement Industry Contributes Billion to National Economy, Natural Products Foundation, April 5, 2010.
  • xviii Has Drug-Driven Medicine Become A Form of Human Sacrifice?, GreenMedInfo.com, December 29, 2011: Sayer Ji.
  • xix Critical Role of Vitamin D in Sulfate Homeostasis: Regulation of the Sodium-Sulfate Cotransporter by 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3, American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism, October 2004: 287(4); E744-E749, Merry J.G. Bolt, et al.

Shutting down everything one step at a time.

 

In North Carolina, authorities are threatening to send a blogger to prison for blogging about his battle against diabetes….

Steve Cooksey has learned that the definition, at least in the eyes of the state board, is expansive.

When he was hospitalized with diabetes in February 2009, he decided to avoid the fate of his grandmother, who eventually died of the disease. He embraced the low-carb, high-protein Paleo diet, also known as the “caveman” or “hunter-gatherer” diet. The diet, he said, made him drug- and insulin-free within 30 days. By May of that year, he had lost 45 pounds and decided to start a blog about his success.

But this past January the state diatetics and nutrition board decided Cooksey’s blog — Diabetes-Warrior.net — violated state law. The nutritional advice Cooksey provides on the site amounts to “practicing nutrition,” the board’s director says, and in North Carolina that’s something you need a license to do.

 

 

I Received a Letter from the NC Board of Nutrition and Dietitians

BY STEVE COOKSEY, ON APRIL 27TH, 2012

I received a letter from the North Carolina Board of Dietetics and Nutritionists stating that I am in ‘substantial compliance’ with NC Law.  The letter was dated April 9, 2012 and I received it April 20, 2012.  If this is new to you, click here for the investigation post.

In January, the state board opened an investigation into my blog and told me to stop advising people through my blog postings, publicly or in private. No matter if it was for compensation or for free. Essentially, the board told me that not only could I not charge people to talk about diet, I could not talk to my friends about diet.

The board made it clear that talking about diet without a license is a crime and they could take me to court.

In response to this investigation, I did three things:

1) stopped doing my published advice column.

2) took down my diabetes support package links.

3) and made my disclaimer more prominent. Additionally, I added a disclaimer at the bottom of every page.

Because I complied with their order to stop speaking and to change what I say and what I publish, the board concluded that I am in substantial compliance and closed the investigation.

 

All this means is that the board has violated my First Amendment rights by silencing me and altering how I express my opinions.

My compliance is compliance with their violation of my rights, not an agreement between us that I was wrong and they were right.

The letter actually threatens to keep monitoring me.

I have absolutely no intention of complying with the board’s violation of my free speech rights. I intend to defend those rights, not only for myself, but for everyone.

This is America and in America people should be free to give each other advice about things like diet.

This isn’t the end of the fight, this is not over.

It’s just the end of round one.

Soldier acquitted in AIDS assault case after HIV tests shown to be completely bogus

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An Army sergeant who was falsely accused of being HIV positive, and who spent 240 days in pretrial custody as a result, has officially been acquitted of the charges levied against him. Thanks to the efforts of the Office of Medical and Scientific Justice(OMSJ), a private investigative agency that focuses on medical and scientific fraud, Sgt. “TD,” who was arrested in 2011 for HIV-related criminal charges, has been vindicated of his HIV-positive status, which has also caused the legitimacy of HIV tests to once again be called into question.

A former girlfriend of Sgt. TD, as well as three other women, reportedly pressed charges against the man after several ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay), Western Blot, and viral load tests revealed that he was allegedly HIV-positive. Based on these tests and on affirmations by both a doctor’s diagnosis and a soldier’s signed confession, each of the women claimed that Sgt. TD exposed them to HIV without disclosing that he was infected, which is said to constitute aggravated assault.

Initially, it appeared as though Sgt. TD had no defense, and would have to potentially serve 37 years in federal prison for his alleged crime. But after Sgt. TD’s attorneys asked OMSJ for help on the case, to which the group agreed, it was eventually shown that each of the HIV tests conducted, including Western Blot, the so-called “gold standard” of HIV tests, could not be relied upon for absolute accuracy in light of the numerous outside factors that may have tainted their results.

“The underlying diagnosis of being HIV-positive was unreliable, and the reason it was unreliable is because the tests used […] the standard tests for claiming that someone is infected with HIV, if you really dissect them, they don’t do that,” said attorney David Steele Esq., who observed the trial and recently spoke about it with radio host Celia Farber and Dr. David Rasnick, Ph.D.

“There was a significant doubt whether or not TD was infected with HIV. He was totally healthy. This is a man with no symptoms. And if there was a doubt on whether he was infected with HIV, obviously he could not be convicted of transmitting that allegedly fatal virus to people.”

You can listen to the entire audio of Steele’s interview here: http://www.omsj.org/2012/PRN-SgtTD.mp3

Sgt. TD’s HIV tests invalid due to vaccines he was forced to receive

One of the primary factors that is known to affect the legitimacy of popular and widely-accepted HIV tests is vaccines. And Sgt. TD had reportedly received a battery of vaccinations around the time when his HIV tests, many of which are known to produce false positives to begin with, were conducted. This key piece of information was used in Sgt. TD’s defense to help acquit him of the charges filed against him.

But the fact that these vaccines, which were not named, are linked to false positives says a whole lot about the reliability of HIV tests in general. Not only are most Americans compliant with the vaccination schedules put out by the likes of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which increase their chances of having a false positive, but many of them are likely exposed to other factors that contaminate the results of HIV tests.

HIV tests, after all, do not even test for the presence of the actual HIV virus, but rather the antibodies that the body would produce in response to it. As a result, roughly 50 percent of all HIV tests that show up positive are phony, according to a 2010 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). And certain vaccines are responsible for causing a nearly 90 percent false positive rate for HIV tests (http://www.naturalnews.com/029236_HIV_vaccine.html).

How many individuals have been illegitimately imprisoned due to false HIV-positives?

The legal ramifications for individuals that fail to disclose their HIV-positive status to sexual partners are severe, as the courts consider this to be attempted murder. But with the integrity of HIV tests called into question, it begs the question as to how many other people besides Sgt. TD have been falsely imprisoned.

While Sgt. TD spent only 240 days in prison before his trial, he could have spent several decades there if the OMSJ had not pointed out the problems with HIV tests. Many others, including Andre Davis, a professional wrestler who was recently sentenced to 32 years in prison for failing to disclose his allegedly HIV-positive status (http://www.usatoday.com), have not received the same legal benefit of the doubt.

For more on the Sgt. TD case, check out this Robert Scott Bell interview with attorney David Steele: http://www.omsj.org/2012/RSBSteele3.mp3

Sources for this article include:

http://www.omsj.org/issues/ustd

 

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