19 May 2009

FDA Calls Cheerios an “Unapproved Drug

The continued harassment and suppression of information by the FDA would be ludicrous if it wasn't killing hundreds of thousands of people every year. As some former FDA officials have pointed out, the organization is more a servant of drug companies than a protector of the health of American people.

In medieval times, people were not allowed to read the Bible as they might get strange ideas. Today, you are not allowed to talk about research in medical journals as you might start to question some of the drugs you are on.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning letter to cereal manufacturer General Mills for claiming on its cereal box that Cheerios can help lower cholesterol, and saying on their website that “diets rich in whole grain foods can reduce the risk of heart disease.” The letter, dated May 5, called the above claims “serious violations” of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and applicable regulations. FDA stated that based on the claims made, Cheerios is now an unapproved drug, and must go through FDA new drug approval process.

FDA has issued warning letters in the past to various food producers to keep them from telling consumers about the healthful nature of their products. For example, cherry growers were targeted and enjoined from referencing peer-reviewed scientific articles proving cherries’ health benefits for gout and arthritis. For years, FDA barred health claims about the benefits of fish oil for heart, cancer, depression, body pain, and various other conditions until a drug company paid a great deal of money to take its fish oil through the approval process. That particular fish oil, now FDA-approved, sells at many more times the cost of regular fish oil. This type of enforcement effectively censors scientific information, greatly restricts consumer access to scientific studies that provide valuable information, and drives up healthcare costs.

American Association for Health Freedom

02 May 2009

Homeopathic Treatment for Infectious Disease

There is an interesting discussion of treatment of flu with homeopathy on Homeonet. David Kent Warkenten quotes Andre Saine who cites one of the many published papers in homeopathy showing the difference between conventional treatment of the flu and homeopathic treatment during the worst epidemics.

Today we have the same and better homeopathic remedies readily available and they are great support for any frequency work.

How does homeopathy address patients with infectious diseases? Homeopathic treatment is ideal to optimize the body's natural defenses against microbes. With the appropriate homeopathic treatment, people recover from infectious diseases, even the most serious ones, gently and rapidly. During past great epidemics such as diphtheria, scarlet fever, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, malaria, etc., homeopathy decreased mortality by 10 to 30 times versus conventional medicine. During the infamous Spanish flu epidemic of 1918-19, it has been estimated that 25 to 50 million people died worldwide. In the United States alone, 550,000 died, approximately 10% of the people afflicted with the flu. Homeopathic physicians documented then more than 62,000 patients treated with homeopathy resulting in a mortality of 0.7%. For people who were sick enough to be hospitalized, conventional medicine had a mortality of 30% while with 27,000 documented hospitalized cases, homeopathy was reporting a mortality of 1.05% (Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy 1921; 13:1028-43).