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    Thursday, July 28, 2016

    TOO MUCH MEDICINE

    Too much medicine is doing more harm than good and costing hundreds of thousands of lives worldwide

    Too much medicine is doing more harm than good and costing hundreds of thousands of lives worldwide according to six experts as noted in a recent article in The Daily Mail.

    These experts include: 1) Sir Richard Thompson, former-president of the Royal College of Physicians and personal doctor to England’s Queen for 21 years; 2) Dr. Aseem Malhotra, a London-based cardiologist; 3) Professor John Ashton, president of the Faculty of Public Health in Britain; 4) psychiatrist Dr. JS Bamrah, chairman of the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin in Britain; 5) cardiologist Professor Rita Redberg, MD editor of medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine; 6) Professor James McCormack, a pharmaceutical scientist.

    They maintain that drug companies are developing drugs they can profit from rather than drugs which are most likely to help people.

    Sir Richard Thompson was quoted as saying, “The time has come for a full and open public enquiry into the way evidence of the efficacy of drugs is obtained and revealed.
        “There is real danger that some current drug treatments are much less effective than had previously been thought.

    He said the campaign highlights the “often weak and sometimes murky basis on which the efficacy and use of drugs, particularly in the elderly, are judged.”



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 9:22 am | [0] comments

    TOO MUCH MEDICINE

    Patients are often given useless and sometimes harmful drugs according to Dr. Aseem Malhotra

    Dr. Aseem Malhotra, a London-based cardiologist, says that patients are often given useless and sometimes harmful drugs that they do not need according to a recent article in The Daily Mail.

    Dr. Malhotra is one of six doctors warning about the influence of drug companies on the prescribing of drugs.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 9:04 am | [0] comments

    TOO MUCH MEDICINE

    Giving people too many drugs is leading to countless deaths according to Dr. Aseem Malhotra

    Dr. Aseem Malhotra, a London-based cardiologist, says that Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) is ‘over-treating’ patients, and he says that the side effects of too much medicine is leading to countless deaths according to a recent article in The Daily Mail.

    Dr. Malhotra is one of six doctors warning about the influence of drug companies on the prescribing of drugs.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 8:55 am | [0] comments

    TOO MUCH MEDICINE

    Full trial data on statins has never been published according to Dr. Aseem Malhotra

    Dr. Aseem Malhotra, a London-based cardiologist, says that the full trial data on statins which are prescribed to millions has never been published according to a recent article in The Daily Mail.

    Dr. Malhotra is one of six doctors warning about the influence of drug companies on the prescribing of drugs.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 8:47 am | [0] comments

    TOO MUCH MEDICINE

    ‘More medicine is better’ culture lies at the heart of healthcare according to Dr. Aseem Malhotra

    “There is no doubt that a ‘more medicine is better’ culture lies at the heart of healthcare.
        “This is exacerbated by financial incentives within the system to prescribe more drugs and carry out more procedures - regardless of whether it benefits patients, it seems.
        “But there’s a more sinister barrier to making progress to raise awareness of - and thus tackle - such issues that we should be most concerned about.
        “And that’s the information that is being provided to doctors and patients to guide treatment decisions,” Dr. Aseem Malhotra, a London-based cardiologist, was quoted as saying in a recent article in The Daily Mail.

    He wrote: “For the sake of our future health and the sustainability of the NHS [Britain’s National Health Service] it’s time for real collective action against ‘too much medicine’, starting with the Public Accounts Committee launching a full independent inquiry into the efficacy and safety of medicines.”

    Dr. Malhotra is one of six doctors warning about the influence of drug companies on the prescribing of drugs.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 8:40 am | [0] comments

    TOO MUCH MEDICINE

    One in three hospitalizations in those over 75 due to drug adverse effects notes Dr. Aseem Malhotra

    Dr. Aseem Malhotra, a London-based cardiologist, says that prescription drugs often do more harm than good, with the elderly particularly at risk according to a recent article in The Daily Mail.

    He says that one in three hospital admissions in people over 75 is the result of an adverse drug reaction.

    Dr. Malhotra is one of six doctors warning about the influence of drug companies on the prescribing of drugs.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 8:32 am | [0] comments

    TOO MUCH MEDICINE

    6 of 12 of Britain’s experts lowering cholesterol threshold tied to drug companies says Dr. Malhotra

    Dr. Aseem Malhotra, a London-based cardiologist, notes that in 2014, Britain’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) lowered the threshold for prescribing statins to encourage doctors to prescribe them to more people, but later it was discovered 6 of the 12 panel members had financial ties to the drug companies making statins, having been paid directly to give speeches or for ‘advice’, or given funding for research according to a recent article in The Daily Mail.

    Dr. Malhotra is one of six doctors warning about the influence of drug companies on the prescribing of drugs.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 8:24 am | [0] comments

    TOO MUCH MEDICINE

    There is an epidemic of misinformed doctors and misinformed patients notes Dr. Aseem Malhotra

    Biased funding of research - funded because it is likely to be profitable, not beneficial for patients; Biased reporting in medical journals, and Commercial conflicts of interests and an inability of doctors and patients to understand health statistics and risk, “are contributing to an epidemic of misinformed doctors and misinformed patients in the UK and beyond” writes Dr. Aseem Malhotra, a London-based cardiologist, in a recent article in The Daily Mail.

    “But most concerning of all, this desperate situation is costing tens of thousands of lives around the world.
        “And not only that, it is causing unnecessary suffering of millions and costing billions to our national economies,” Dr. Malhotra writes.

    Dr. Malhotra is one of six doctors warning about the influence of drug companies on the prescribing of drugs.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 8:15 am | [0] comments

    TOO MUCH MEDICINE

    One-third of all healthcare in the US brings no benefit to patients notes Dr. Aseem Malhotra

    “A few months ago, the medical director of NHS [National Health Service] England, Sir Bruce Keogh, admitted that one in seven NHS treatments - including operations - are unnecessary and should not have been carried out on patients.
        “And in the US, it is estimated that one third of all healthcare activity brings no benefit to patients,” writes Dr. Aseem Malhotra, a London-based cardiologist, in a recent article in The Daily Mail.

    Dr. Malhotra is one of six doctors warning about the influence of drug companies on the prescribing of drugs.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 8:09 am | [0] comments

    TOO MUCH MEDICINE

    FDA says prescription drugs adverse events have tripled in US in the past decade, Dr. Aseem Malhotra

    “The Food and Drug Administration reports that adverse events from prescribed medications have more than tripled in the past decade in the United States.
        “This has resulted in more than 123,000 deaths in 2014 and 800,000 total serious patient outcomes - including hospitalisations and life threatening disability.”
        “But this is likely to represent a gross underestimate,” writes Dr. Aseem Malhotra, a London-based cardiologist, in a recent article in The Daily Mail.

    Dr. Malhotra is one of six doctors warning about the influence of drug companies on the prescribing of drugs.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 8:01 am | [0] comments

    TOO MUCH MEDICINE

    Prescription drugs are the third most common cause of death according to Peter Gotzsche, MD

    “One person who has long been outspoken on the dangers of modern medication is Peter Gotzsche, [MD] professor of research design and analysis at the University of Copenhagen.
        “He estimates prescription drugs are the third most common cause of death after heart disease and cancer.
        “In particular, he is deeply concerned about the impact of psychiatric drugs including antidepressants and dementia drugs.
        “Writing in the BMJ, he calculated they [psychiatric drugs] are responsible for more than half a million deaths in those aged over 65 in the US and European union.
        “This is due to suicides but also because patients are over-medicated and drowsy,” writes Dr. Aseem Malhotra, a London-based cardiologist, in a recent article in The Daily Mail.

    Dr. Malhotra is one of six doctors warning about the influence of drug companies on the prescribing of drugs.



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    TOO MUCH MEDICINE

    Psychiatric drugs kill half a million people per year in US and EU, Dr. Aseem Malhotra

    “In particular, he [Peter Gotzsche, MD] is deeply concerned about the impact of psychiatric drugs including antidepressants and dementia drugs.
        “Writing in the BMJ, he calculated they [psychiatric drugs] are responsible for more than half a million deaths in those aged over 65 in the US and European union.
        “This is due to suicides but also because patients are over-medicated and drowsy,” writes Dr. Aseem Malhotra, a London-based cardiologist, in a recent article in The Daily Mail.

    Dr. Malhotra is one of six doctors warning about the influence of drug companies on the prescribing of drugs.



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    TOO MUCH MEDICINE

    Many elderly patients given multiple drugs will fall, suffer hip fracture and die, Dr Aseem Malhotra

    “It is the elderly who are most at risk of so-called polypharmacy - where a patient is taking multiple drugs.
        “The problem with polypharmacy is that the more drugs you take, the more likely you are to experience side-effects that are then misinterpreted by a doctor or nurse as a symptom of disease that needs treating with additional medicine.
        “I have lost count of the number of over-medicated elderly patients I have treated, with sometimes three or four blood pressure medications making them dizzy and fall over.
        “It’s a vicious cycle and one that costs lives each year.
        “The elderly are particularly vulnerable to polypharmacy with one in three hospital admissions in the over 75s the result of an adverse drug reaction.
        “Many of these patients will fall and suffer a hip fracture because of medication side effects and a quarter of these will die as a result,” writes Dr. Aseem Malhotra, a London-based cardiologist, in a recent article in The Daily Mail.

    Dr. Malhotra is one of six doctors warning about the influence of drug companies on the prescribing of drugs.



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    TOO MUCH MEDICINE

    Behaviour of the pharmaceutical industry fulfills the criteria for ‘organized crime’, Peter Gotzsche

    “But what is most disturbing is that Professor [Peter] Gotzsche claims much of the behaviour of the pharmaceutical industry that drives this over-prescription fulfils the criteria for ‘organised crime’ under US law,” writes Dr. Aseem Malhotra, a London-based cardiologist, in a recent article in The Daily Mail.

    Dr. Malhotra is one of six doctors warning about the influence of drug companies on the prescribing of drugs.



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    TOO MUCH MEDICINE

    GlaxoSmithKline fined $3 billion in 2012 for 3 drugs, but made $25 billion from these drugs

    “In 2012 GSK [GlaxoSmithKline] landed a $3 billion fine - the largest healthcare fraud settlement in US history - for illegally marketing several drugs including an anti-depressant, a diabetes drug and one for epilepsy.
        “But in the period covered by the settlement, it posted profits of more than $25 billion in the sales of these drugs,” writes Dr. Aseem Malhotra, a London-based cardiologist, in a recent article in The Daily Mail.

    Dr. Malhotra is one of six doctors warning about the influence of drug companies on the prescribing of drugs.



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    Monday, July 25, 2016

    STATINS

    UK’s former NHS chief David Nicholson stopped taking statins because of debilitating side effects

    Sir David Nicholson, the former chief executive of NHS England (National Health Service England), stopped taking his statin because of “debilitating” side effects according to an article in the UK newspaper The Sunday Times.

    Nicholson was quoted as saying, “I was getting muscle and joint pain. It was getting worse and worse. It was mild to begin with and I kind of thought it was because I was getting old. I stopped taking them for a week and I got better.

    “The muscle pain probably started in May or June 2013. It got really bad towards the last two or three months. I was struggling with sleep.



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    STATINS

    The Queen’s former doctor says ‘We are very worried’, demands statins inquiry

    Sir Richard Thompson, the former president of the Royal College of Physicians and the Queen of England’s doctor for 21 years, was quoted in The Daily Express as saying,
        “The statin data needs to be urgently scrutinised.
        “We are very worried about it and particularly side-effect data which seems to have been swept under the carpet.
        “We have to be very wary of the doubts about statins produced by this new research and if we are wrong about widespread prescribing of this drug we have to stand up and say sorry.

    His quote was in response to the review paper by Michel de Lorgeril, MD, a cardiologist at the University of Grenoble in France, and Mikael Rabaeus, MD, a Swiss cardiologist, of statin studies done since 2005-2006, when rules changed making the results more credible.

    Findings from their review paper are posted here.

    Their report concluded “statins are not effective for cardiovascular prevention”.

    Dr. De Lorgeril, was quoted as saying, “We cannot trust these trials. I would warn people not to take statins.”



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    Friday, July 22, 2016

    HIBISCUS TEA & BLOOD PRESSURE

    Hibiscus tea lowered blood pressure by 7 points from 129 to 122 mmHg in Tufts University study

    Three servings of hibiscus tea (H. sabdariffa) per day for six weeks lowered blood pressure by an average of 7 mmHg systolic and 3 mmHg diastolic in people with mild hypertension or prehypertension according to a study from researchers at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

    Each serving was 8-ounces (240 mL).

    Blood pressure dropped in those given hibiscus tea from an average of 129/79 mmHg to 122/76 mmHg after six weeks compared to an average drop in those given a placebo from 130/80 to 129/79 mmHg.

    The authors of the study noted that other studies have found that hibiscus tea lowered blood pressure about twice as much in people with higher blood pressures.

    “Daily consumption of 3 servings of H. sabdariffa (hibiscus) tea, an amount readily incorporated into the diet, effectively lowered [blood pressure] in pre- and mildly hypertensive adults,” the authors of the study concluded.



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    HIBISCUS TEA & BLOOD PRESSURE

    Hibiscus tea lowered blood pressure from 139/91 to 124/80 mmHg

    In people with mild hypertension, hibiscus tea (H. sabdariffa) lowered blood pressure by roughly 15 points systolic and 11 points diastolic from an average blood pressure of 139/91 mmHg to 124/80 mmHg after four weeks.



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    HIBISCUS TEA & BLOOD PRESSURE

    Hibiscus tea lowered blood pressure by 11% in people with mild hypertension

    In people with mild hypertension, hibiscus tea (H. sabdariffa) lowered blood pressure, both systolic and diastolic, by roughly 11% within twelve days of starting treatment which would mean a drop of roughly 16 points systolic and 10 points diastolic.

    In other words, if someone had a blood pressure of 150/90 mmHg, their blood pressure would be lowered to 134/80 mmHg.



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    Thursday, July 21, 2016

    STATINS & CANCER

    Evidence that statins increase the risk of cancer, Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD and Kilmer McCully, MD

    There is strong evidence which suggests that statins do not lower the risk of cancer as has been claimed, but instead they increase the risk of cancer as described in an article titled Statins do not protect against cancer: quite the opposite written by Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD, an independent researcher from Denmark; Paul Rosch, MD from New York Medical College and the American Institute of Stress; and Kilmer McCully, MD from Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.



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    STATINS & CANCER

    Breast cancer 12 times more common in women given a statin in the CARE trial

    Among women in the 1998 CARE trial in which people were given pravastatin to reduce cholesterol levels, there were 12 cases of breast cancer in women given the statin versus only one women who was given a placebo.

    Total number of cancer cases was nearly twice as great in women given a statin as women given a placebo (23 cases versus 12 cases).

    Lots of experimental evidence shows that lower cholesterol levels are associated with a higher risk of cancer, and higher cholesterol levels are associated with a lower risk of cancer.



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    Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    STATINS

    ‘I cannot find any evidence to support people taking statins,’ says Prof. Harumi Okuyama

    “We have collected a wealth of information on cholesterol and statins from many published papers and find overwhelming evidence that these drugs accelerate hardening of the arteries and can cause, or worsen, heart failure.
        “I cannot find any evidence to support people taking statins and patients who are on them should stop,” Prof. Harumi Okuyama from Nagoya City University in Nagoya, Japan, lead author of a recent review of more than 20 studies done with statins, was quoted as saying in the UK newspaper The Daily Express.



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    STATINS

    Statins ‘should never have been approved for use,’ says cardiologist, Peter Langsjoen, MD

    “Statins are being used so aggressively and in such large numbers of people that the adverse effects are now becoming obvious.
        “These drugs should never have been approved for use.
        “The long-term effects are devastating,” Peter Langsjoen, MD, a cardiologist from Texas and coauthor of a recent review paper of more than 20 studies done with statins, was quoted as saying in the UK newspaper The Daily Express.

    Their review of more than 20 statin studies found evidence that statins can “cause, or worsen, heart failure”, and that there is overwhelming evidence that these drugs accelerate hardening of the arteries.



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    STATINS

    Statins are likely a major contributing factor to the one million heart failures in US each year

    “With more than one million heart failure hospitalizations every year in the USA, the rapidly increasing prevalence of congestive heart failure is now described as an epidemic and it is likely that statin drug therapy is a major contributing factor,” according to a 2015 review paper by Prof. Harumi Okuyama from Nagoya City University in Nagoya, Japan, Peter H. Langsjoen MD, a cardiologist from Texas, and others who reviewed more than 20 statin drug studies done after 2004.



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    STATINS

    Statins can cause congestive heart failure

    Statins can cause congestive heart failure by depleting coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and ‘heme A’ which reduces production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) according to a 2015 review paper by Prof. Harumi Okuyama from Nagoya City University in Nagoya, Japan, Peter H. Langsjoen MD, a cardiologist from Texas, and others who reviewed more than 20 statin drug studies done after 2004.



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    STATINS

    Statins are NOT effective, but instead can cause hardening of the arteries, heart failure, diabetes

    “In summary, statins are not only ineffective in preventing CHD [coronary heart disease] events but instead are capable of increasing [coronary heart disease] and heart failure,”  according to a 2015 review paper by Prof. Harumi Okuyama from Nagoya City University in Nagoya, Japan, Peter H. Langsjoen MD, a cardiologist from Texas, and others who reviewed more than 20 statin drug studies done after 2004.



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    STATINS

    Statin-induced impairment in heart muscle function appears to be permanent

    Statin-induced impairment in heart muscle function appears to be permanent, and even though patients may clinically benefit from discontinuation of the statin along with supplemental CoQ10, we believe that many years of statin drug therapy result in the gradual accumulation of mitochondrial DNA damage,” according to a 2015 review paper by Prof. Harumi Okuyama from Nagoya City University in Nagoya, Japan, Peter H. Langsjoen MD, a cardiologist from Texas, and others who reviewed more than 20 statin drug studies done after 2004.

    “A prolonged decrease in mitochondrial CoQ10 would diminish the ability to protect mitochondrial DNA from free radical damage.”



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    STATINS

    Statins provide no beneficial effect on coronary heart disease in trials since 2004-2005

    After 2004–2005 [when new penalties were put in place regarding clinical trials in the EU], all clinical trials, performed by scientists relatively free of conflict of interest with pharmaceutical industries, reported… no significant beneficial effects were observed [with the use of statins] for the prevention of CHD [coronary heart disease],” according to a 2015 review paper by Prof. Harumi Okuyama from Nagoya City University in Nagoya, Japan, Peter H. Langsjoen MD, a cardiologist from Texas, and others who reviewed more than 20 statin drug studies done after 2004.

    Currently, the majority of scientists continue to claim that statins are effective in preventing CHD [coronary heart disease], but these claims are based on meta-analyses of reports, including those published before the EU regulation (mostly in 1990s) [which are unreliable].”



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    STATINS

    Statins can cause coronary artery calcification by inhibiting synthesis of vitamin K2

    Statins can cause coronary artery calcification by inhibiting synthesis of vitamin K2 according to a 2015 review paper by Prof. Harumi Okuyama from Nagoya City University in Nagoya, Japan, Peter H. Langsjoen MD, a cardiologist from Texas, and others who reviewed more than 20 statin drug studies done after 2004.

    “Pharmacological evidence and clinical trial results support the interpretation that statins stimulate atherogenesis by suppressing vitamin K2 synthesis and thereby enhancing artery calcification,” the paper notes.



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    STATINS

    Statins are mitochondrial toxins

    [S]tatins are mitochondrial toxins making all cells ATP depleted. Because most mammalian cells depend on mitochondria for their energy metabolism, statins are general cell toxins,” notes a 2015 review paper by Prof. Harumi Okuyama from Nagoya City University in Nagoya, Japan, Peter H. Langsjoen MD, a cardiologist from Texas, and others who reviewed more than 20 statin drug studies done after 2004.



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    Monday, July 18, 2016

    BLOOD PRESSURE

    Aiming for blood pressure targets lower than 140/90 mmHg is not beneficial says Cochrane Review

    Aiming for blood pressure targets lower than 140/90 mmHg is not beneficial,” concludes a 2009 review by the Cochrane Collaboration.

    “Using more drugs in the lower target groups did achieve modestly lower blood pressures, however, this strategy did not prolong survival or reduce stroke, heart attack, heart failure or kidney failure.

    “More trials are needed, but at present there is no evidence to support aiming for a blood pressure target lower than 140/90 mmHg in any hypertensive patient.”



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    VACCINES

    Never has there ever been, or will there ever be, a safe vaccine says Suzanne Humphries, MD

    “Never has there been a safe vaccine. Never will there be a safe vaccine. It is not possible to have a safe vaccine,” notes Suzanne Humphries, MD, coauthor of the book Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and The Forgotten History, in the attached video.



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    VACCINES

    Do they think that we’re too stupid to notice that vaccines are killing people asks Dr. Humphries

    “If indeed [vaccines are] such a miraculous product, wouldn’t we be noticing how miraculous it is,” asks Suzanne Humphries, MD, coauthor of the book Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and The Forgotten History, in the attached video.

    “Are they saying that we are just too stupid to notice that [vaccines are] killing people and maiming people?

    “That we’re too stupid to notice [vaccines are] miraculous?

    “I think that is a lot of the argument, [that] we’re just too stupid to notice how miraculous this is, so to protect everybody, … they’re going to give it to us anyway.”



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    VACCINES

    If vaccines are so wonderful, why have they always been forced on people asks Suzanne Humphries, MD

    “Why must such a wonderful product [vaccines] be forced upon people since the beginning of vaccination,” asks Suzanne Humphries, MD, coauthor of the book Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and The Forgotten History, in the attached video.

    “If people were really seeing each other dropping dead of smallpox, and they were really seeing each other being saved by a smallpox vaccine, the line would be out of town… to get it.

    “That’s never been the case.”



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    VACCINES

    History shows that the people who were vaccinated were among the sickest says Suzanne Humphries, MD

    “The history books really show that the people that were vaccinated were among the sickest.,” notes Suzanne Humphries, MD, coauthor of the book Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and The Forgotten History, in the attached video.



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    Saturday, July 16, 2016

    CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FACTORS

    The MORE risk factors a person had, the MORE likely they were to survive a heart attack

    Among people who had a heart attack, the risk of dying in the hospital was INVERSELY related to the number of traditional cardiovascular risk factors they had which included hypertension, smoking, dyslipidemia, diabetes, and family history of coronary heart disease.

    After adjusting for age and other factors, those with NO risk factors were 54% MORE likely to die in the hospital compared to those with all five (5) major traditional coronary heart disease risk factors (hypertension, smoking, dyslipidemia, diabetes, and family history of coronary heart disease).

    In other words, the MORE cardiovascular risk factors they had, the MORE likely they were to survive which is the exact OPPOSITE of what we would assume would happen.



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    Monday, July 11, 2016

    Statins can increase irritability, aggression, hemorrhagic stroke, cause ALS says Beatrice Golomb MD

    Prof. Beatrice A. Golomb, MD, PhD, professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego who headed The UCSD Statin Study group, writes in Scientific American that:

    • Statins can cause peripheral neuropathy.

    • Some patients given statins report poor sleep.

    • Some patients given statins report greater irritability and aggression.

    • Statins tend to increase aggression in women, but decrease aggression in men, possibly because of reduced testosterone levels.

    • Some men given statins experienced a marked increase in aggression, which was correlated with worsening sleep.

    • Statins increase the risk of hemorrhagic stroke.

    • Statins may also affect neurodegenerative disorders, such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

    • Some patients taking statins develop ALS or ALS-like conditions with progressive muscle wasting, which sometimes [and sometimes does not] resolve when the patients stop taking the medication.

    • Statins can increase or decrease oxidative stress involved in neurodegenerative diseases.



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    Sunday, July 10, 2016

    CHOLESTEROL

    Men with cholesterol of less than 160 mg/dL 60% MORE likely to die vs 160-199 mg/dL over 5-13 years

    Men whose total cholesterol levels were less than 160 mg/dL were 60% MORE likely to die during the next 5-13 years compared with men whose cholesterol levels were 160-199 mg/dL according to a 2008 meta-analysis of 5 studies in Japan which included a total of more than 173,000 people.

    In other words, having LOW cholesterol levels was associated with a dramatically HIGHER risk of death.

    Based on this data, do you think that it is a mistake to try and lower your cholesterol levels as low as possible as recommended by the “experts”?



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    CHOLESTEROL

    Men with total cholesterol of 200-239 mg/dL 18% LESS likely to die vs 160-199 mg/dL over 5-13 years

    Men whose total cholesterol levels were 200-239 mg/dL were 18% LESS likely to die during the next 5-13 years compared with men whose cholesterol levels were 160-199 mg/dL according to a 2008 meta-analysis of 5 studies in Japan which included a total of more than 173,000 people.

    In other words, having HIGHER cholesterol levels was associated with a LOWER risk of death.

    Based on this data, do you think that it is a mistake to try and lower cholesterol levels below 200 mg/dL as is recommended by the “experts”?



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