Death By Nutrition
Our local newspaper ran a headline story that has been around for years, titled, “Worried About Vitamin Safety, Experts Offer Advice” and the article or one like has been in many newspapers and a few magazines. The article told just how dangerous vitamins, herbs, nutrients, etc. actually are. The article lacked balance because it didn’t talk of the deaths caused by properly prescribed and taken prescription drugs The article also talked of how important strict government testing is, because the government does have our best interest in their hearts and minds.
The article started with, “two studies this week raised gnawing questions (gut wrenching) about the safety of vitamin/nutritional supplements”. The first study stated was an observational study of 40,000 individuals and the results of the study were: there was found a slightly higher risk of death among those taking dietary supplements. Truly damming, inconclusive evidence. All of the individuals who carried out the “observation” study were probably very skilled at behavioral observation, I would have had great difficulty observing 40,000 people (yes I do realize that the data was collected from second and third party sources and a subjectively-objective conclusion was then made).
The article went on to say that a wide ranging Danish review of 47clinical trials, involving 180,938 patients, concluded that vitamins A, E and Beta Carotene are in fact linked to a five percent rise in the risk of mortality and please note the key word here is the word risk. I am sure that the professionals who carried out this study (review) did come to a truly subjective conclusion. The U.S. market for anti-oxidants supplements amounts to about six billion dollar$ (I wonder if the medical care industry would like that added to their income?).
Another study found that men taking high doses of vitamin E, 400 units a day for five years, had a slightly increased risk of prostate cancer”. In their conclusion, these two studies have added to the “Gnawing” (terribly troubling) worries about the safety of vitamins, herbs and other nutrients. The slightly higher risk and the slightly increased risk are truly significant? The article also said that no government agency recommends them, (vitamins, nutrients, etc.) regardless of the quality of the individuals diet. It is also true, that vitamins/nutrients aren’t required to undergo the strict(?) testing required of U.S. approved prescription medications (drugs/chemicals). Are approved prescription drugs a major cause of death in the U.S.?
Government testing for quality, dependability and safety is truly the best, especially when the strict testing is paid for/sponsored by the company that produced the drug/product being tested (yes I am being facetious). So I did a little research into some of the results of government testing. It shocked me to read that prescription drugs, properly prescribed and taken can and do kill. Here is a listing of the ten most dangerous government tested and approved prescription drugs (without their names, the names were withheld to protect me), with the number they killed, rounded down to be conservative, less troubling and this listing is the result of about the last seven years (remember the golden rule, those who have the most gold make the rules and Big Pharma. has a bunch of gold). The listing: # 1 – 5,400 deaths, # 2 – 3,400, # 3 – 3,200, # 4 – 1,500, # 5 – 1,200, # 6 – 1,200, # 7 – 1,100, # 8 – 1,100, # 9 – 1,000, # 10 – 1,000 (please note that these are deaths, not increased “risk” of death, these very unfortunate people died). Again, these are but ten prescription drugs/chemicals that passed strict government testing for prescription medications as being safe and there are many, many more prescription drugs available. The numbers are the most conservative and the least damming “gnawing” that I could find. About 2,200 people died in the U.S. in 2010 from prescription drugs (this again is the most conservative number I could find, others are much larger, from 2,200 to 106,000). I believe that number to be a little more significant than “a slight increase in risk”, 2,200 deaths is truly significant and 106,000 deaths is obscene. Medical related maladies/deaths aren’t confined to the U.S. and some of the problems in Europe, related to their flu shot/injections, have made the medical/pharmaceutical industry seem a bit more dangerous to deal with. Please do a little research about the serious diseases/maladies related to the European flu injection. Real knowledge is very important and that knowledge can save your life.
Now, back to the “gnawing worries about the safety of vitamin and nutrient supplements” as stated in the article featured on the front page of my local newspaper. Well, probably not. Robert Brown check out my book "Health, Greed, Power" the motivations behind medical care and what you can do about it.