A recent accusation against vitamin E is that somehow it increases risk of prostate cancer. (3) That is nonsense. If you take close look at the numbers, you will see that “Compared with placebo, the absolute increase in risk of prostate cancer per 1000 person-years was 1.6 for vitamin E, 0.8 for selenium, and 0.4 for the combination.” That works out to be a claimed 0.63% increase risk with vitamin E alone, 0.24% increase in risk with vitamin E and selenium, and 0.15% increase in risk for selenium alone.
A doctor has the right to refuse to see you or treat you. A doctor does not have the right to deny you any therapy that is inexpensive and known to be effective and nontoxic; if there is toxicity involved, the patient can discharge his responsibility for such toxicity with proper informed consent.
Science is a great servant but a poor master. Not infrequently, it can exemplify what Harvard math professor Tom Lehrer satirized as where “the important thing is to understand what you’re doing, rather than to get the right answer.” Just because a published study suggests something does not make it true.
One of the most frequent questions from Orthomolecular Medicine News Service readers is, Just how much vitamin C should I take? Our bodies cannot make vitamin C (ascorbate), although most animals can. We must get it from our food and from supplements. But how much do we really need? Persistent arguments on this question may [...]
(OMNS, November 17, 2009) Like most Americans, throughout most of my life I have occasionally been down with a virus. But for a long time, a simple cold for me started as a headache, sore throat and congestion in my nasal passages, and typically progressed to prolonged infection in my lungs, and a terrible cough. [...]
2009 may be the year of the vaccine show-down, the moment when enough of us start questioning all we’re being told about vaccines. A survey published in the BMJ in August ( http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/339/aug25_2/b3391 ) reported that less than half of healthcare workers in Hong Kong were willing to accept “pre-pandemic” flu vaccination. And that was [...]
Nutri-Living Solutions Blog August 11, 2009 FDA Declares Mercury Amalgam Fillings Safe for All Any scientific credibility the FDA might have been clinging to in these last few years has now disintegrated with the agency’s recent announcement that after reviewing 200 scientific studies, it has concluded mercury fillings are safe for human health! This ruling, [...]
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Nutri-Living Solutions Blog August 4, 2009 Give Your Immune System a Boost using Herbals and Nature Remedies Sixty-five years ago medical scientists promised us that infections caused by bacteria and others would be a thing of the past due to the new discovery of patented pharmaceutical drugs. This very brave statement was made and almost [...]
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Nutri-Living Solutions Blog July 22, 2009 A Nutritional Approach to Blindness Here is an incredible article on how the charity group ‘Vitamin Angels’ is curing blindness in the slums of India using Vitamin A supplements. It is a pertinent example of the critical importance of proper nutrition for optimal health and the role that supplementation [...]