"The War In Medicine"
CONTINUED FROM EARLIER POSTWith this statistic in mind, Reader's Digest wrote a book
on heart disease called: Heart Healthy for Life. It was a
book on preventing heart disease, so of course they devoted
one or two chapters to the Linus Pauling prevention program -
right? Not! They devoted one page to natural or alternative
medicine prevention plans. This page doesn't mention Linus
Pauling or his prevention protocol.
This is the opening line of the one page on alternative
medicine (1/3 of page 96 and 2/3 of page 97):
"No sooner do researchers spot a substance in food that
seems to fight disease than some clever entrepreneur begins
to put it into pills or potions."
Right off the bat, in the first sentence, all alternative
medicine people are stereotyped as "clever entrepreneurs"
who make witch's potions. Gee, I always thought it was Big
Pharma that made the big bucks and worshipped money.
The alternative medicine people are put in the same category
as the witch in the Wizard of Oz.
But it gets worse. After quoting a poorly designed study on
Vitamin E, the book concludes there is inadequate evidence
to judge the effectiveness of alternative prevention plans.
The book totally ignores that heart disease took a nosedive
after people increased their consumption of Vitamin C. While
Vitamin E is in the Linus Pauling prevention protocol, it is
not one of the three main nutrients in the program. The
Reader's Digest book did not mention Vitamin C, L-Proline
or L-Lysine, which are the three main supplements in the
Linus Pauling/Dr. Rath prevention program. Nor did the
study they quoted use any of these supplements. What a
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