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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Here We Go Again! – The factual, scientific, and intellectual flaws in vitamin studies published by the media.

Here We Go Again! – The factual, scientific, and intellectual flaws in vitamin studies published by the media.
There has been a controversy swirling around the world about nutritional supplementation for decades. It seems like nearly every week you read stories in the news claiming a particular vitamin demonstrates NO effect on the prevention of a certain disease.
Here are some recent misleading headlines:
Vitamin D Study in Finland: Implications for the Rest of the World
The Vitamin E-Beta Carotene Cancer Study in <뭜Ŝ>Finland

Study links vitamins to higher death rates in women

There are many motives for deliberately skewing science.

Don’t believe everything you hear!

Remember this study reported in the media?

Notice how it begins with:

“According to repeated nationwide surveys,”

Even worse, news stories inundate us with the “dangers” of taking nutritional supplements. Recent headlines scream warnings, like beta-carotene increases risk of lung cancer. One headline tried to link vitamin E to increased deaths in elderly heart patients. Another says that even good old Vitamin A is down right dangerous.
There are various ways scientific researchers commit deliberate scientific “errors” when reporting on these “ineffective” vitamins!

·        Like how they deliberately use vitamin forms known to be inferior in the studies they conduct — cheaply compounded, poorly absorbed, low quality.

·        Like how they knowingly study single vitamins (even when biochemistry has demonstrated the dramatic benefits of certain vitamins working together, in concert)...

·        Or like how they fail to take into account major factors affecting participants, such as their diet, current health status, or exposure to other health risks...

And I’ll bet you can guess the major role pharmaceutical industries play in these vitamin horror stories! So don’t be duped by media and marketing-motivated lies and half-truths!

Why would big drug companies be interested in the outcome of vitamin studies? Well, common sense tells us that there is much more money to be made pushing drugs one must take for a lifetime, than in addressing real health deficiencies. You can't get a patent on one of God's molecules.

Remember Dr. Shaklee’s advice, “Give the body what it needs and it will heal itself.”

Careful scientific research published in peer reviewed professional journals demonstrates this compelling reason for drug companies to discourage the use of high quality nutritional supplementation.  Proper supplementation actually reduces the use of drugs.

The average person over age 65 has taken 19.1 prescriptions.

The average person 50 to 65 has taken 7.6 prescriptions.

The Shaklee user for 20+ years has taken 0.6 prescriptions. (avg. age 62)

Certainly there are enough low quality vitamins advertized and sold through mass marketing to provide drug company sponsored scientists with all the raw materials they need to “prove” that vitamins are ineffective or dangerous.

Now let’s take a look at the SCIENTIFIC TRUTH on the effectiveness of nutritional supplementation!Recently, the University of California at Berkley did a long-term (20 year) study of the effectiveness of supplements.

The scientists who conducted this research are the leaders in their field.

The study was published in a peer reviewed scientific journal: see the abstract at:
Shocking Revelation - Here is a summary chart of the comprehensive Landmark Study done by the University of California at Berkeley with people who had used supplements for more than 20 years.   Note that people who used the one a day type of synthetic vitamin were more at risk for disease than those who did nothing at all!  The category with the lowest risk of disease used organically sourced, cold processed, natural supplements.

How can I find out what is natural, safe, and effective?

What healthy alternatives do you have? Especially when prescription – and even non-prescription – medications carry so much extra baggage in the form of dangerous side effects, not to mention the fact that these drugs don’t really address the cause of the problems, just the symptoms.

BEWARE: Those who take prescription medications need to be aware of the additional risk of drug-induced nutritional deficiencies:  


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The Vitamin Paradigm Wars
Abram Hoffer, M.D, Ph.D.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Sam! I heard the news, too, and thought: I felt that way, too. Then I found Shaklee supplements and they made a real difference in my health. And today I feel / know I wouldn't ever want to be without them! - Anne Boone