Vindicated AGAIN! – The medical cartel is destroying America – Post 492

I am reposting this article originally posted by Jon Rappoport: (https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/holocaust-study-the-medical-cartel-is-destroying-america/) because it illustrates what I have been writing about for years.

 

Holocaust study: medical cartel is destroying America

Buckle up.

I’ve been telling you about this for years.

by Jon Rappoport

February 10, 2017

*** A message to “quack busters” who attack natural health behind a phony mask of “scientific skepticism”: put your own house in order—that’s where the real quacks and shameless killers are.

This story, nine months ago, surfaced and then dropped like a stone in a lake. Gone.

But I haven’t forgotten it. So here it is. Again:

The structures of medical propaganda are cracking.

The Washington Post (May 3, 2016) reports on a new Johns Hopkins study. I’ll give you the Post’s explosive quotes and then analyze them.

“…a new study by patient safety researchers provides some context…Their analysis, published in the BMJ on Tuesday, shows that ‘medical errors’ in hospitals and other health care facilities are incredibly common and may now be the third leading cause of death in the United States — claiming 251,000 lives every year, more than respiratory disease, accidents, stroke and Alzheimer’s.”

“Martin Makary, a professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who led the research, said in an interview that the category includes everything from bad doctors to more systemic issues such as communication breakdowns when patients are handed off from one department to another.”

“’It boils down to people dying from the care that they receive rather than the disease for which they are seeking care,’” Makary said.

“His calculation of 251,000 deaths [per year] equates to nearly 700 deaths a day — about 9.5 percent of all deaths annually in the United States.”

“Moreover, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doesn’t require reporting of errors in the data it collects about deaths through billing codes, making it hard to see what’s going on at the national level.”

“Frederick van Pelt, a doctor who works for The Chartis Group, a health care consultancy, said another element of harm that is often overlooked is the number of severe patient injuries resulting from medical error.”

“’Some estimates would put this number at 40 times the death rate,’ van Pelt said.”

There you have it. Now let’s dig in.

First of all, this study, as you can see, is focusing on medical errors in hospitals and “other health care facilities.” Did the researchers do much work looking for fatal errors that occur in average doctors’ offices? If not, the death numbers mentioned in this study are on the low side.

The CDC, which regularly reports mortality figures, doesn’t receive data, nor does it require data, from doctors, on errors which lead to patients’ deaths. So the CDC is completely in the dark on the third leading cause of death in the US. This, of course, is the same agency that assures the public that vaccines are wonderfully safe and effective.

Consider the final quotes above. The estimate that “severe patient injuries from medical errors” are 40 times the death figure would give us this: every year in the US, there are 10 million severe injuries as a result of medical errors.

For years, I’ve been hammering on another landmark study out of John Hopkins. It was published on July 26, 2000, in the Journal of the American Association: “Is US health really the best in the world?” The author was Dr. Barbara Starfield, a revered public health expert. Starfield separated deaths from errors/mistreatment in hospitals, and deaths from medical drugs:

Yearly deaths from mistreatment and errors in hospitals: 119,000.

Yearly deaths from correctly prescribed medical drugs: 106,000.

The new study doesn’t specifically give a death-number for the medical-drug category.

So again, we can assume the new study is citing an overall death figure that is on the low side.

So let’s just round off the new 250,000-death figure and call it 300,000 deaths in America per year as a direct result of the medical system.

That works out to 3 MILLION deaths per decade.

And 120 MILLION severe patient injuries per decade.

This is the altruistic umbrella under which more Americans than ever will live and die, as a result of the glorious Obamacare insurance program.

This is the foundation on which doctors and medical bureaucrats stand, when they make statements to the press about the unqualified success of modern medicine—for example, in the area of vaccines.

“I’m the expert here. I represent a system that kills 3 million Americans per decade and severely injures 120 million Americans, and therefore you can believe me when I say that vaccines are remarkably safe and effective.”

Who are the clueless? Who are the liars? Who are the people killing and maiming the people?

Who are the lunatics?

The people who opt for natural health?

I don’t think so.

No.

The lunatics and their dupes and proxies are in plain view, every night, on your television screen.

There they are. Look at them.

Understand what is going on.

The full meaning of it.

Finally.

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Statins – What Big Pharma Doesn’t Want You to Know – Post 482

I believe it was back in 2009 when I was a guest on KSCO Radio’s The Wellness Hour with Bernie Owens where I discussed statin drugs and what the big pharmaceutical companies don’t want us to know. Here is the audio from that show:

 

Studies cited on the radio program:

If reducing cholesterol levels lowers the risk of heart disease you would assume that people who lower their cholesterol levels will live longer compared to those who do not lower cholesterol levels. The most important statistic of any study is the mortality rate – how many are alive at the end of the study.

Let’s take a close look at the mortality rate of the five studies cited by the American Heart Association.

  1. Heart Protection Study (2002) Over 20,000 adults in UK age 40-80 who were at a high risk for heart disease were followed for 5 years.  They were divided into 2 groups. A placebo group and a group getting simvistatin 40mg/day. At the end of 5 years the placebo group had an 85.4% chance of survival. The statin group had an 87.1% chance of survival. That is not even a 2% difference. In fact the Doctor involved in the study wrote “Low cholesterol concentrations have been related to depression, cognitive impairment, and suppression of the immune system. Does a reduction of 1.7% in mortality balance these risks?” Funny that wasn’t mentioned by the American Heart Association.
  2. Prosper (2002) 5804 adults were examined to look at the effect of pravastatin versus placebo in the risk of developing heart disease and stroke. At the end of the 3 year trial the placebo group had 89.5% alive compared to the treatment group of 89.7% alive. That is only 2 tenths of a percent difference. This is not even statistically significant. As a side note cancer was significantly increased in the treatment group.
  3. ALLHAT (2003) 10,355 adults over 55 were randomized to receive either pravastatin or usual care (which means diet and lifestyle changes). At the end of 6 years 84.7% of the “usual care” group was still alive compared to 85.1% of the statin group. That is again less than 1% difference. Not statistically significant.
  4. ASCOT-LLA 19,342 high blood pressure patients between 40 and 79 with risk factors of cardiovascular disease. The statin group in this case did have reduce the number of cardiac events compared to the placebo group however at the end of 3.3 years 95.9% of the placebo group were still alive compared to 96.4% of the statin group. Only ½ % difference.
  5. PROVE-IT 4,162 patients who had a heart attack or angina were given either atorvastatin or pravastatin. In this study there was no placebo group. The absolute reduction in death of atorvastatin was 2.2% versus 3.2% from pravastatin.

So when we look at these studies the reduction in the risk of death was insignificant. Does this insignificant change in death rate warrant the increased risks of side effects from statins?

Let’s look at some other studies and what the outcomes of low cholesterol compared to higher cholesterol was:

  • In women of all ages and men over 55, higher cholesterol levels may actually result in a decreased mortality (Q J Med 2003;96:927-34)
  • One study showed that in the elderly female, a lower cholesterol level (less than 155mg/dl) was associated with  5.2 times higher death rate as compared to a woman with a cholesterol level of 272mg/dl (Lancet 1:868-870. 1989)
  • Breast cancer rates in humans that took statins were shown to increase by 1,200% (relative risk)
  • JAMA reported on a study of 5,170 subjects taking a statin versus 5,185 subjects treated with “usual care” (lifestyle changes) found that the statin did reduce cholesterol however (not widely reported) the mortality rate between the 2 groups was nearly identical (so why take the statin with all its side effects) also the coronary heart disease rates were not different between the control group and the statin group (JAMA Dec 18, 2002 18;288:2998-3007)
  • The Framingham study (one of the longest ongoing studies on heart disease) reports after 30 years of follow up, there is no increased overall mortality with subjects with high cholesterol for those over 50. Furthermore, researchers reported that FALLING cholesterol levels were found to increase the cardiovascular death rate – a 14% increase for every 1mg/dl drop in cholesterol. (JAMA Vol 257. No 16, 4.24.1987)
  • A study of 11,563 subjects found that those with cholesterol below 160mg/dl had 49% increases in all-cause mortality as compared to those subjects with a cholesterol level over 160mg/dl. Non cardiac death increased 2.27 times in the low cholesterol group compared to the control group (Eur Heart Journal 1997 18, 52-59)
  • In 977 elderly patients (>70 y/o) studied, researchers found no correlation between elevated cholesterol levels and increases in mortality from coronary heart disease, all-cause mortality or hospitalization from heart attacks or angina. (JAMA Vol 272 No 17 Nov 2, 1994)
  • Studies have found a correlation with low cholesterol levels and increased risk of mortality from cancer of the lung, liver, pancreas and bone marrow as well as increased risk of death from respiratory, hepatic and digestive disease (Arch. Intern. Med 192;152. 1490=1500)
  • A study of 5,491 men aged 45-68 y/o found that falling cholesterol levels from 180-239mg/dl down to less than 180mg/dl were associated with a 30% higher risk of all-cause mortality and a significant increased risk of death from cancers of the esophagus, prostate, and bone marrow (Circulation 1995;92:2396-2403)

So as seen above the overall mortality rate of taking statins compared to placebo is insignificant. Further the increased risk for mortality from other causes is increased in the lowered cholesterol group. So what exactly does statins do and why does it seem to decrease cardiovascular events?

Did You Know: Facts About Sugars & Carbohydrates – Post 471

When I chose a home based business to join there where several factors that I looked at. One of those was that the products used were of such good quality that they could provide clinically verifiable results. Which is precisely why I chose the company that I represent today.

I know I spend much more time on this blog talking about prosperity as it relates to income. Good health also plays a major role in our prosperity and as a pharmacist I am very concerned about health.

A mentor of mine always says “What good is your wealth if you have poor health” so I always try to keep that in mind when I talk with others about working from home. That’s why today I want to share a great article on some facts about sugar and carbohydrates that I ran across. I hope you enjoy this and find it informative.

Source: Did You Know: Facts About Sugars & Carbohydrates

Another Pro Athlete DIES! – Post 470

Dunk by Daryl Dawkins

It is with great sadness that I write about this because this nonsense is so preventable. NBA star Darryl Dawkins, also known as ‘Chocolate Thunder’ has died at the young age of 58. 

I can remember so vividly watching him dunk a ball and seeing the backboard shatter into a million pieces. He was an amazing all star athlete. He averaged 12 points and 6.1 rebounds over a career of 726 career regular-season games. 

He died Thursday in a hospital in Allentown Pennsylvania. According to his family he died of an apparent heart attack. 

It is so regrettable when I read these stories because this tragedy can be prevented so easily.

A very good friend of mine, Dr Joel Wallach, has been working with professional athletes for decades. He usually is introduced to them after they suffer from career ending injuries. He prescribes a nutritional supplement protocol for them to follow which provides the athlete with all 90 essential nutrients as a base formula and then ads additional nutrients to the protocol to allow for the 60 minerals that the athlete loses through their sweat and, in the case of athletes recovering from injuries, nutrient protocols that are specific to their injury.

Dr Wallach and Delisha Jones

He has successfully worked with Theo Ratliff, extending his career 10 years after an injury that all the medical experts said was career ending. He also worked with 3 time Gold Medalist and WNBA star Delisha Jones after she sustained a career ending injury after receiving her second gold medal. She went on to earn a third medal and played in the WNBA. Other athletes that he has worked with include NBA Star Mike Glenn, Drew Pearson of the NFL, Heavyweight Champion Evander Hollifield , Musclemania World Champion Natural Body Builder Gene Nelson, 19 time World Power lifting Champion (and adviser to my son who lifted in high school) Fred Glass, and the strength conditioning coach of the Denver Nuggets Steve Hess.  

Dr Joel D. Wallach has most recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Natural Medicine and Philanthropy at the United Nations 3rd Annual Global Officials of Dignity Awards. Dr. Wallach is a biomedical research pioneer who had spent decades in the field of Veterinary Medicine observing and researching the effects of individual nutrients on animal health before becoming a Naturopathic Physician in 1982. Dr. Wallach is renowned for his groundbreaking research on the health benefits of selenium and other minerals for which he received the 2011 Klaus Schwarz Award, recognizing his work as a pioneer in the field of trace-element research. He now dedicates his time to lecturing throughout the world on the therapeutic benefits of vitamins and minerals and on advising the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on behalf of the dietary supplement industry. 

Through Dr. Wallach’s research and work with professional athletes he has developed nutritional supplement protocols that anyone from the most casual weekend athlete all the way to the top tier professionals can follow. It has been such a blessing for me professionally that I have been able to work with and learn from such a knowledgeable person and even more because I can call him a friend. 

I plead with all parents of aspiring athletes that you reach out to me and learn more about what harm nutrient deficiencies can cause to your sons and daughters. Just following Dr Wallach’s protocols can reduce the possibility of young athletes suffering the same fate that so many athletes have faced in their lifetimes. Please read Dr. Wallach’s article, Exercise Without Supplementation is Suicide 


Keith Abell, RPh MI
Pharmacist – Wellness Consultant
Sr. Executive Marketing Director
Youngevity Life Sciences
(502) 212-2929  

Bigger Risk Factor for Cardio-Vascular Events – Blog 446

Which is a Bigger Risk Factor for Cardio-Vascular Events, Cholesterol or Inflammation?

Every year our government and many private institutions spend billions of dollars on research, yet a great deal of this research goes unread. Even worse the information learned from these studies is often never utilized in treating and preventing human disease. Unfortunately, there are just as many, if not more, researchers and scientists working for big pharmaceutical companies. The dream of all pharmaceutical company CEO’s is developing a drug that people will need to take for a lifetime in order to control their medical condition. This means the search for profit interferes with finding the truth.

To compound this situation, most doctors never have the time to read more than a few articles in popular medical journals, and they never read studies of basic science. Because of this lack of time, medical doctors rely too much on what is told to them by pharmaceutical reps, the same reps that represent the pharmaceutical companies that are more interested in how many prescriptions of their products are sold than they are interested in healing the patient, after all a patient that is healed no longer needs their product. In defense of the medical doctors, they just do not have the time to research alternative treatment modalities; as such they think so-called alternative treatments do not work.

Statin drugs are a good example of how successful the pharmaceutical companies have been. The statin class of drugs has been the biggest moneymaker in history for the pharmaceutical industry. But the medical doctors and likewise the public at large have been denied one essential bit of information: The benefits of statin cholesterol-lowering drugs are no better than taking an aspirin a day.

According to the pharmaceutical industries own studies, the improvements in reducing heart attack and stroke risk is virtually the same as following an aspirin a day regimen.

In a study of two statin drugs, atrovastin and pravastatin, reported in the 2005 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, patients with low levels of highly sensitive C-Reactive Protein (hsCRP) had fewer heart attacks no matter what their LDL-cholesterol level. Furthermore they had more heart attacks if the hsCRP was elevated regardless of their LDL-Cholesterol level.

The same thing has been found for stroke risk. Another recent study, the Pravastatin or Atrovastatin Evaluation and Infection Therapy – Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction 22 (PROVE IT-TIMI 22) study, examined patients on high and moderate doses of statin drugs. This study found that in both groups, there was no difference in the cholesterol levels of those with stroke and those without. The only difference was the levels of hsCRP.

Few medical doctors who prescribe statin drugs know that the link between elevated cholesterol levels and strokes has never been established. So if cholesterol is not the cause of these cardiovascular events then what is? The latest studies show that inflammation is an independent risk factor for heart disease that is much stronger than any measurement of cholesterol. The link to inflammation is strong and is supported by many laboratory and clinical studies.

Reported reductions in stroke risk for people taking statins has varied from no statistical reductions (as in the Treating to New Targets or TNT study) to 19 percent to 50 percent shown in the Long-term Intervention with Pravastatin in Ischemic Disease (LIPID), The Cholesterol and Recurrent Events (CARE), and Myocardial Ischemia Reduction with Aggressive Cholesterol Lowering (MIRACL) studies.

Newer evidence, however, suggests that any reduction in stroke risk is due to the anti-inflammatory effects of the drugs instead of their ability to lower cholesterol.

Statin drugs do both, lower cholesterol and reduce inflammation. So if a big pharmaceutical company can make lowering cholesterol the goal, especially a drastic decrease in cholesterol, and convince doctors that everyone even children should take them for a lifetime. And then can back this up with studies that show the drugs do reduce cardiovascular events then big pharmaceutical makes Billions of dollars. If on the other hand if hsCRP reduction or other measurements for inflammation are used as the guideline for reducing cardiovascular events, then there is not an exclusive product for the reduction of cardiovascular events because other treatment modalities reduce inflammation just as effectively and without the major side effects of statins. As a result big pharmaceutical company drugs would not even be given to 75 percent to 80 percent of the people because of their side effects (increase risk of dementia, cancer, confusion, immune suppression, muscle pains, weakness, and even risk of death). That is a massive loss in revenue.

Keith Abell, RPh MI
http://GiveDoc90Days.com

It’s “officially” OK to eat more eggs! – Post 438

It’s “officially” OK to eat more eggs!

It’s “officially” OK to eat more eggs!
For years, Dr. Wallach has been outspoken on the need to consume cholesterol in one’s diet.  The U.S. government, however, has done quite the opposite for the last 40 years. As many of us know, year after year, health officials have warned individuals as to the dangers of cholesterol consumption; linking it to heart disease, stroke, and many other health problems. That is until just recently.
After decades of American Dietary Guidelines restricting cholesterol consumption from foods such as eggs, red meat, seafood and dairy products, the advisory committee is no longer considering cholesterol a “nutrient of concern.”[1]  In the article, “The U.S. government is poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol,” posted on The Washington Post, the nation’s top dietary officials are finally beginning to get in line with what Dr. Wallach has been saying for years; although there is still much work to be done.
Since the American Dietary Guidelines began suggesting lowering cholesterol in ones diet in 1941, consumption of foods “high in cholesterol, such as eggs, has dropped drastically; while heart disease, obesity, and other diseases such as Alzheimer’s continue to rise. What Dr. Wallach knew, and shared for years, is that early populations that consumed diets high in cholesterol had much healthier, longer lifespans than current populations. As a matter of fact, since medical doctors began restricting cholesterol intake, Dr. Wallach has noticed that there have been at least 25 new diseases created; including Alzheimer’s, which only appeared 40 years ago. Cholesterol is essential for a wide-range of functions in the body, including hormone production and helping to produce fatty insulation that makes up the brain; reaffirming the necessity to consume cholesterol.
While the rest of the U.S. population waits for the American Dietary Guidelines to get in line with Dr. Wallach and the 90 For Life message, Youngevity customers are already on the path to living younger, longer.  You can now continue to spread the Youngevity Revolution and share Dr. Wallach’s recommendation to consume at least 6 to 10 eggs a day, for optimal health!
Remember, prevention is the key!

[1] http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/02/10/feds-poised-to-withdraw-longstanding-warnings-about-dietary-cholesterol/

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8 out of 9 Advisory Committe Docs Worked for Big Pharma – Post 311

Did you know? This story is from a few years ago but I just wanted to share it again. Especially after the recent release of the new statin guidelines.

According to a report by USA Today on October 16, 2004 (“Cholesterol Guidelines Become a Morality Play”) eight of the nine doctors who formed a committee in 2001 to advise the government on cholesterol guidelines for the public were making money from the very same companies that made the cholesterol lowering drugs that they were urging millions of Americans to take.

For example, one of the committee members, Dr. H. Bryan Brewer, was the Chief of the Molecular Disease Branch at the National Institute of Health. He worked as a consultant or speaker for 10 different pharmaceutical companies, making over $100,000 over three years while he was on the committee, and sat on one of their boards (Los Angeles Times, December 22, 2004, “The National Institutes of Health: Public Servant or Private Marketer?”). Dr. Brewer left the NIH in 2005 in the midst of adverse publicity about potential conflicts of interest.

Nassir Ghaemi, MD, a psychiatrist at Emory University, was quoted in the Emory Academic Exchange (February, 2007) as saying, “Critics say we are being influenced and don’t realize it—that drug companies are smarter than we are and know a lot more about human psychology than we think, and they’re probably right about that to some extent.”

And we wonder why so many drugs today don’t cure any more. They only treat symptoms and cause more side effects so more drugs can be used to treat more symptoms. We must take personal responsibility for our health. Let’s talk!