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Pulse of Health Freedom - May 19, 2009

FDA Calls Cheerios an "Unapproved Drug"

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The Food and Drug Administration learned that General Mills claimed on
its cereal box that Cheerios can help lower cholesterol, and said on
their website that "diets rich in whole grain foods can reduce
the risk of heart disease." So they declared that Cheerios is
now an unapproved drug, and must go through FDA new drug approval
process!

AAHF Asks Senate Finance Committee to Make Privacy, Transparency, and
Independent Research High Priorities in the New Healthcare Plan

http://aahf.convio.net/site/R?i=uIOfOCuK-WdJdRSD-y3UiQ..

Last week, AAHF contacted the Senate Finance Committee, which is
working on proposals to improve patient care and reduce healthcare
costs. We asked them to ensure that patient participation in the
electronic health records database be strictly voluntary, that
healthcare planning decisions are not made by people with conflicts of
interest, and that comparative effectiveness research include
integrative and alternative therapies.

Why Is FDA Protecting the BPA Lobby?

http://aahf.convio.net/site/R?i=6sz9p1k7cdh8h1N-HsIgnQ..

As we have reported previously, bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical in the
packaging or contents of many products, may cause cancers,
reproductive defects, diabetes, ADD, asthma, and autism. Now emails
obtained by the (Milwaukee, WI) Journal Sentinel show that the FDA
sought information from the BPA industry's chief lobbyist to discredit
a Japanese study that found it caused miscarriages in workers who were
exposed to it. These emails show a pattern of preferential treatment
over the past nine years that was not afforded to independent
scientists.

Minnesota Court Orders Chemotherapy for 13-Year-Old

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In an update to an article we published last week, a judge has ruled
that Daniel Hauser, a 13-year-old boy from Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, must
receive conventional medical treatment for Hodgkin's
lymphoma--over his parents' objections. The Hausers, who
live on a dairy farm, prefer natural medicines and alternative
treatments for illnesses.

Senate HELP Committee Approves Margaret Hamburg as New FDA
Commissioner

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In the wake of FDA animosity against supplements and scientific
openness, the Senate HELP Committee has approved President
Obama's nomination of Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg, a former New York
City health commissioner, as the next commissioner of the Food and
Drug Administration. The approval process now moves to the full
Senate.

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Jupiter study on Statins and heart attack

Although the media blitz will tell you of the great benefits of this toxic chemical, please read the fine print before poisoning yourself for minimal gain.

The “Jupiter” trial was funded by Astra Zeneca (the maker of the drug being tested) to study primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (fatal and nonfatal) in healthy patients with low LDL (<130) yet elevated C reactive protiens (>2.0).

Patients were randomized to receive either rosuvastatin (Crestor) 20mg daily or placebo. After 1.9 years, LDL dropped by 50% and C reactive protiens by 37% in patients on rosuvastatin. In all there were 198 deaths out of 8901 rosuvastatin patients and 247 deaths out of 8901 patients on placebo.

From examination of table 3 of the study (not included here) if you subtract “not fatal myocardial infarction” from “any myocardial infarction,” you find out that there were 9 myocardial infarction (MI) deaths in the rosuvastatin arm and only 6 in the placebo arm. That shows a 50% increase in MI deaths in the arm taking Crestor.

Consider also:

  1. there were 51 more subjects in the placebo arm than in the Rosuvastatin reporting a family history of coronary heart disease.
  2. At the start of the study 71 more subjects in the placebo arm than in the Rosuvastatin arm had metabolic syndrome.
  3. By the end of the study only 75% of subjects had remained compliant. By not reporting which arm of the study the dropouts were from makes any interpretation of adverse reaction inconclusive.
  4. Myopathies were reported to be about equal, which is a highly suspect finding.

Therefore, for every 83 people treated for 1.9 years 1 will benefit. At $3.50 per dose, it would COST $201,000 to benefit that 1 person, not including the additional expenses suffering and deaths incurred from the increased number of patients with statin-induced diabetes.

High Fructose Corn Syrup is worse than sugar

High Fructose Corn Syrup
Should Be Labeled As A Poison


By Carolyn Guilford
www.savannahtribune.com
October 9, 2008

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“This chemicalized fructose is sweeter than sugar in an unhealthy way, and is digested differently in a bad way. Research has shown that “high-fructose corn syrup” goes directly to the liver, releasing enzymes that instruct the body to store more fat! This elevates triglyceride (fat in the blood) levels and elevates total cholesterol levels. New research indicates that HFCS fools the body by turning off the body’s sense of feeling full, when eating products containing it. Therefore, persons tend to eat more than they would. Tests also indicate that chromium levels are lowered by this chemical and contribute to the advance of type 2 diabetes.” click here for the rest of the article

Finally a sweetener that is good for you!

fructevia5lbAfter decades of political and legal wrangling I bring you Fructevia!  No longer is abstinence the only option.
Now available in 1 pound pouch at the clinic for $9.95.  (Normal Retail $14.95)
Fructevia is a patented all natural proprietary blend of Fructose, FOS, Stevia and Magnesium Carbonate.  Fructevia is about twice as sweet as sugar so you use half as much.  It has less than 3 calories per serving and does not affect blood sugar levels like sugar so it is safe for diabetics, low carb dieters, low glycemic dieters, persons suffering from hypoglycemia and more.
Fructevia tastes exactly like sugar. In fact, we guarantee it. If you find that it doesn’t, bring it back and we will refund your money in full. No questions asked.
Fructevia contains no GMO’s, Gluten or chemicals. It is completely a product of nature
Fructose
Fructose not to be confused with High Fructose Corn Syrup has one of the lowest glycemic indexes of any food – with a rating of only 20, compared to 31 for skim milk, 59 for sucrose (ordinary table sugar), and 98 for an equal weight of mashed potatoes. This means that 1 ounce of fructose raises your blood sugar only about 1/3 as much as an ounce of sucrose, and it releases only about 1/3 as much insulin. And since Fructevia is twice as sweet as table sugar you only use half as much bringing insulin impact down to practically nil.
FOS (Fructooligosaccharides)
FOS is considered a “pre” biotic as it supports the healthy intestinal bacteria.  FOS occurs naturally in bananas, garlic, artichokes and certain other foods, and are a soluble fiber. FOS are effective sweeteners, being half as sweet as sucrose, yet not absorbed and have minimal caloric value. We use a small amount FOS in Fructevia as a filler and as a healthy supplement to our products.
Stevia
Stevia is derived from the herbal plant “Stevia Rebaudiana”. When refined into a white powder extract (stevioside), it becomes 200-300 times sweeter than sugar creating an intense sweet effect upon the taste buds without raising blood sugar levels and contains no calories. Research indicates that both diabetics and persons suffering from hypoglycemia may use Stevia.
Magnesium Carbonate
Magnesium Carbonate is derived from ancient sea deposits. While we use Magnesium Carbonate as an anti-caking agent so Fructevia does not clump or stick together and flows freely, it is very important for the normal functioning of cell, nerves, muscles, bones, and the heart.

The flavor sweet then and now

So I was thinking about why I like sweet tasting foods no matter how much I know how bad they are for my body.  The answer came to me during my morning meditation.

All you have to do is go back about 150 years or so.  When food was grown locally and spoiled quickly our bodies developed a way to tell if a food was ripe or spoiled.  The flavor sweet meant that the food was safe and good to feed your family.  This was a very effective survival mechanism and served us well for as long as you beleive we have been on this planet.

UNTIL, food processing and manufacturing came into place.  These “food” manufacturers are not in the least bit interested in the nutritional quality of their concoctions.  Thier concerns include a long shelve life and sellability.  One of things these businesses found is that humans love the flavor sweet, but natural sweet things had terribly short shelf life.  To solve this problem they recruited the chemical industry to create sweet tasting chemicals to add to their inert or lifeless products.

Now, we are all faced with a new challenge to the survival of ourselves and our family and our taste buds are no longer an effective method to judge our food.  We must take a more evolved approach to eating.  Overide the genetic signal that sweet means good food, and use other senses and education to figure out if what you are about to put in your mouth is in fact food.  Artificial sweeteners send the signal to your brain that you just ate something nutrition, but soon the hollow status shows up in lack of nutrients to the cells of the body and the hunger center is re-stimulated.  This  creates a vicious circle as your health declines while you repeated consume toxic, good tasting chemicals in place of fresh wholesome foods.

Have a great holiday!

DrD