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Do you need a Vitamin D supplement to maintain ideal levels?

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Vitamin D is a profoundly important nutrient that provides a vast array of health benefits. The question is, do we really need to supplement, and if we do, what's the proper dosage?

Dr. Robert Heaney is a professor and one of the most well-respected researchers in the field. He has studied osteoporosis, vitamin D, and calcium physiology for over 50 years.

Trained as a physician and endocrinologist, he's been working at the Creighton University's Osteoporosis Research Center, which he founded, since the late 1960s, with a focus on bone biology.
"Inevitably, when you deal with bones, sooner or later, your path crosses with vitamin D, which is vital and important for a whole host of functions," he says. "The most obvious of which is the promotion of calcium absorption, because you need calcium for bone health."

Comment: The virtues of Vitamin D: It's time we saw the light

Attention

Merck's former Doctor: 'Gardasil is the greatest medical scandal of all time'


Dr. Bernard Dalbergue, a former pharmaceutical industry physician
It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine" - (source)Marica Angell. She is a physician and author, along with being the first woman to serve as editor-in-chief of The New England Journal of Medicine - regarded as one of the most prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals in the world.

Since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Merck & Co.'s Gardasil vaccine in 2006, it has been surrounded by tremendous amounts of information, controversy and misinformation. This controversy has garnered much attention as people become more aware of the importance of paying attention to what goes into their bodies. It's imperative that one examines a large body of evidence before believing what is seen on TV or stated on a radio advertisement, and people are slowly starting to wake up to this fact.

Comment: Time for the Truth about Gardasil:
Merck only studied the Gardasil vaccine in fewer than 1,200 girls under 16 prior to it being released to the market under the fast-tracked road to licensure. To date, most of the serious side effects, including deaths, that occurred during the pre-licensure clinical trials and post marketing surveillance have been written off as a "coincidence" by Merck researchers and government health officials.

But it is becoming clear that these reactions are more than just coincidence; this vaccine appears to be one of the most dangerous on the market.


Bullseye

It was only a matter of time: Paleo cardiologist now under investigation due to anti-vaccine views

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More often than not, doctors are an authority figure in the minds of millions. An image of importance (white coat, swift walk, stethoscope, M.D.) so successful in creating reverence, it is constantly used to shape minds through television programming. Respect the authority.

But they aren't the highest authority. If they were, it wouldn't matter what they say. All would be Gospel. Or, people could simply choose which book they want themselves to adhere.

What happens, however, when one doesn't "get with the program"? They must now lose the ability to guide patients and the public...

Comment: See also:

Syringe

CDC's own data shows measles vaccine kills more people than measles

Parents concerned about their vaccinated children potentially contracting measles from unvaccinated children may want to consider the fact that the bigger health threat is technically the vaccine, not the disease itself. Comparative data provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) reveal that nobody has died from measles in more than 10 years, while at least 108 deaths reported in VAERS during the same time frame have been linked to measles vaccines.

Many of our older readers probably remember a time when measles wasn't viewed with the obscene level of paranoid hysterics being witnessed today. Like chickenpox, measles was a common childhood infection that, after running its typically mild course, imparted lifelong immunity in those who contracted it. The risk of serious complications or death from measles has always been overwhelmingly minimal, in other words, with previous generations viewing it as something of a rite of passage.

Fast forward to today and all rationality and common sense has gone out the window on this issue. The media is reporting a few isolated cases of measles as if it were the black plague, calling for those who don't vaccinate their children to be ostracized from their communities or even jailed for "putting others at unnecessary risk." But where are the facts in all this unsubstantiated mania, which unfairly tags the unvaccinated as dangerous lepers?

Once again, the media is discarding factual reporting in favor of mindless sensationalism, attributing an alleged measles resurgence -- even this claim is specious -- to the unvaccinated. Whether or not this claim is actually true pales in importance compared to the fact that measles really isn't much of a threat in the first place. The measles vaccine, on the other hand, is a whole different story.

"There have been no measles deaths reported in the U.S. since 2003," the Associate Press reported based off statements made by Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

Comment: Clearly health authorities are hyping the risks of measles to the masses. Why the push towards mass vaccinations? It's becoming increasingly clear that vaccines are more dangerous than the actual ailments they are meant to protect against.

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Bacon

Dietary Fat Not Associated with Risk of Coronary Events

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Background: Data from recent meta-analyses question an association between dietary intake of saturated fatty acids (SFAs) and risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Moreover, the prognostic effect of dietary SFA in patients with established CVD treated with modern conventional medication has not been extensively studied.

Objective: We investigated the associations between self-reported dietary SFA intake and risk of subsequent coronary events and mortality in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD).

Methods: This study included patients who participated in the Western Norway B-Vitamin Intervention Trial and completed a 169-item semiquantitative food-frequency questionnaire after coronary angiography. Quartiles of estimated daily intakes of SFA were related to risk of a primary composite endpoint of coronary events (unstable angina pectoris, nonfatal acute myocardial infarction, and coronary death) and separate secondary endpoints (total acute myocardial infarction, fatal coronary events, and all-cause death) with use of Cox-regression analyses.

Comment: No association between dietary SFAs and a clogged heart, you say? Some risk factor!

Bacon n Eggs

Dental crowding arose 12,000 years ago with earliest farmers

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Lower jaw and teeth of a Mesolithic hunter-gatherer.
Hunter-gatherers had almost no malocclusion and dental crowding, and the condition first became common among the world's earliest farmers some 12,000 years ago in Southwest Asia, according to findings published today in the journal PLOS ONE.

By analysing the lower jaws and teeth crown dimensions of 292 archaeological skeletons from the Levant, Anatolia and Europe, from between 28,000-6,000 years ago, an international team of scientists have discovered a clear separation between European hunter-gatherers, Near Eastern/Anatolian semi-sedentary hunter-gatherers and transitional farmers, and European farmers, based on the form and structure of their jawbones.

Comment: Research Article: R. Pinhasi, V. Eshed, & N. von Cramon-Taubadel, "Incongruity between Affinity Patterns Based on Mandibular and Lower Dental Dimensions following the Transition to Agriculture in the Near East, Anatolia and Europe" published 04 Feb 2015

See also: Original 'Fall of Eden'? Agriculture is a "profoundly unnatural activity" and the "worst mistake in human history"

Syringe

Vaccine McCarthyism: The flaws in the vaccine paradigm

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Did 2014 Mark the Collapse of the Vaccine Establishment?
Within the mainstream medical and scientific community there is an unassailable pseudo-truth that vaccines are safe and effective, whether administered individually or in combination. Within the vaccine injured children and autism movements there is also an unchallenged belief that vaccines are effective but not always safe. In this case, vaccine-injured children or adult family members were simply one of the rare cases where they received a hot lot vaccine or possessed biomolecular abnormalities, such as mitochondria dysfunction, and suffered the consequences. Even many parents with two children developing neurological complications after vaccination, will continue to follow the recommended vaccine schedule. Any medical physician, scientist, nurse, public health advocate, politician, or journalist who questions the myth of vaccine safety and efficacy are often immediately attacked, ridiculed, and designated a conspirator. In fact, the pro-vaccine propaganda machine sends forth articulate doctors and university scientists to engage in ad hominem personal attacks against vaccine dissenters.

However, what if all of these individuals and their organizations, their shadow lobbying foundations and think tanks, are wrong? What if the vaccine paradigm itself is flawed? What if vaccines have never been soundly confirmed to be safe and effective? What if the CDC, vaccine manufacturers, and the leading vaccine advocates knew of these discrepancies and contradictions, yet intentionally ignored them against the public interests and the well being of the American population? After several decades of studying the scientific literature regarding vaccines, following the money trails, and interviewing many dozens of toxicologists, immunologists, research physicians, pediatricians, and medical journalists the vaccine paradigm can now be accurately deconstructed with real independent science. The year, 2014, has been a particularly dismal year for the pro-vaccine movement. We are presenting the science that has unfolded during the past twelve months as indicative of a collapse in the modern vaccine paradigm.

Comment: For more on vaccines listen to this episode of the Health and Wellness Show on the Sott RadioNetwork

Ambulance

Another gift to the pharmaceutical industry: New "21st Century Cures" bill

It's called a 21st century bill, but this extraordinarily dense legislative proposal follows an old, 20th century paradigm: if there's an illness, create some new government-subsidized drugs to throw at it.

The "21st Century Cures Act" is close to 400 pages long. If enacted, it would dramatically alter the ways pharmaceutical and medical device products are regulated in the US.

The bill has not yet been introduced, but has broad support in the Republican-controlled House Energy and Commerce Committee. It appeared that committee chair Fred Upton (R-MI) had broad bipartisan backing until his lead collaborators, Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and ranking member Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ), pulled their support. DeGette did not give a reason for her withdrawal; Pallone stated it was because the proposal creates more problems in the healthcare system than it solves, and that the draft bill does not include "any real dollars to fund additional basic research at the NIH."

Comment: "Although its stated purpose is to modernize medicine, it is mostly focused on streamlining the drug approval process and extending market exclusivity (and therefore profits) for drugs."

Just what Americans need more of: Corporate Drug Dealers! If that sounds dramatic read: 25 shocking facts about the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Book 2

A century later: Gandhi's Anti-Vaccine views ring true


Almost one century ago, Gandhi published a book where he deconstructed the dangers and lack of effectiveness of vaccines and the agendas surrounding them. His voice rings true now more than ever.


The internet meme below has been subject of a good bit of controversy. Not only is Gandhi taking what many today consider an extreme 'anti-vaxxer' stance, but some have questioned whether or not he ever made this statement, or statements like it.

The truth is that this quote only scratches the surface of Gandhi's biting critique of the dangers, inefficacy, and malfeasance associated with the vaccination campaigns of his time. Gandhi, of course, is history's most celebrated anti-imperialist, having almost single-handedly set into motion India's independence from British colonial rule. He was extremely sensitive to Western forms of control and oppression, and was able to apply his intellect to the manner in which the Western medical establishment was coercing millions of Indians to succumb to the unhealthy practice of smallpox and plague vaccination
Take 2

It's official: Americans lose faith in the CDC

As 2014 came to a close, the mainstream media and CDC desperately hoped that a last resort media blackout tactic would put to rest their well-deserved negative attention. Yet today, with 750,000,000 (on the way to one billion) #CDCwhistleblower Twitter impressions, it begs the question why this major story has not been investigated and given proper attention by mainstream media, enforcement agencies and worldwide medical oversight boards.

The fact remains that in 2004, top CDC researchers saw a major statistically significant link to increased autism caused in their MMR vaccines trials and they blatantly covered it up.

Due to the now infamous CDC whistle blower Dr. William Thompson's press release admitting purposeful neglect, what started as a bump in the night has now grown into a vicious monster with teeth under the beds of complicit CDC officials and a purposefully silent media. Angry parents are still angry and children are still being vaccine injured.

Comment: Read more about CDC whistleblower William Thompson's confession and why American's have lost faith in the CDC:

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