Friday, February 7, 2014

Bayer, Pfizer Accused of Making False Claims About Their Top-Selling Multivitamins

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By Dr. Mercola

    A recent study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health,
BASF Corporation, Pfizer and DSM Nutritional Products found that
daily supplementation with a multivitamin significantly reduced
the risk of cancer among men.

    This particular study used Pfizer’s Centrum brand of multivitamins,
which brings in around $1 billion a year in sales (a hefty share of
the $40 billion US supplement market).

    Undoubtedly, Pfizer will seek to use these study results to
claim that taking Centrum multivitamins may help you prevent cancer
a lofty marketing move that has already landed them (and other drug
companies) in hot water

    Although it is good to see the Center for Science in the Public
Interest (CSPI) keeping these companies honest, one of the biggest
crimes is actually perfectly legal. These companies are using
synthetic vitamins rather than natural ones in virtually all of their
products, despite the compelling evidence of the vast superiority
of natural versions.

Pfizer Removes False Claims from Multivitamins After a Threatened Lawsuit

    Last year CSPI alleged that claims made on the labels of Centrum
multivitamin products were deceptive and implied that the supposed
health benefits had been scientifically established, when most were
from studies not directly applicable to the product. Among the claims
at issue were that Pfizer’s multivitamins support:

        Energy and immunity
        Heart health
        Eye health
        Breast and colon health
        Bone health

    In a letter to Pfizer Chief Executive Ian Read, CSPI threatened
legal action and listed multiple examples of unsubstantiated claims
and deception. For instance, regarding the multivitamin’s role in
heart health, the letter stated:

        Pfizer markets Centrum Ultra Men’s, Centrum Cardio, and
Centrum Silver with the claim that they support heart health.

        For example, a recent print advertisement says, Centrum
Cardio is the only complete multivitamin with CoroWise phytosterols,
an ingredient derived from soybeans that may reduce the risk of
heart disease by lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol. Centrum Cardio
is the multivitamin that's complete and all heart.(Emphases added.)

        However, existing research on the effectiveness of
phytosterols has evaluated them in foods, which help disperse
the phytosterols in the GI tract to do their work. There is little
or no evidence that the free phytosterols in hard, dry pills have
the same effect. In fact, Pfizer has failed to produce any convincing
evidence as to their effects in response to previous requests from CSPI.

        Therefore, this claim is um-lawful because it lacks prior
substantiation and is deceptive.

    In response, Pfizer agreed to drop certain claims related to
breast health and colon health from the labels of its Centrum
multivitamins, as well as from their Web site. CSPI subsequently
agreed to withdraw their notice of intention to file a lawsuit.

Bayer Also Threatened With Legal Action Over False Multivitamin Claims

    Bayer, which manufactures One A Day multivitamins, states on
their Web site that taking One a Day is a recommended tip for avoiding
breast cancer. CSPI has taken issue with this, and other health
claims related to heart disease and more, and has notified Bayer
that they will file a lawsuit for violating state consumer protection
laws if the deceptive claims are not removed from One A Day marketing

    This is the second time since 2009 that CSPI has threatened Bayer
with legal action. In 2009, the organization filed a lawsuit against
Bayer for claiming that its One A Day Men’s multivitamin with selenium
might reduce the risk of prostate cancer, when no research existed to
back it up. Bayer also settled a lawsuit in 2010, in which a group of
state attorney generals alleged the company was deceptively leveraging
fear of prostate cancer in order to market One A Day to men.

Who’s Behind Some of the Largest Multivitamin Brands in the World?

    There’s certainly nothing wrong with taking a multivitamin
supplement. But when doing so it’s essential to know who’s behind the
product you’re trusting with your health. For instance, Pfizer, which
makes Centrum multivitamins, is no stranger to lawsuits and has been
convicted of fraud and other illegal activities on multiple occasions.

    In fact, in 2009, Pfizer paid a $2.3-billion settlement for
marketing fraud related to Bextra, Lyrica and other drugs. Charges
included marketing drugs to doctors for uses for which they had not
been approved and giving kickbacks to doctors and other health care
professionals for prescribing their drugs. This was Pfizer's fourth
settlement numbering in the multimillions in less than a decade.

    Meanwhile, some 3,000 lawsuits have been filed against Bayer in
recent years over their genetically modified crops contaminating
American rice farms. They have also been fending off lawsuits
from angry beekeepers for years now, who allege that Bayer’s
neonicotinoid pesticides are killing bees.

Thank You Dr. Mercola

  God Bless Everyone & God Bless The United States of America.

Larry Nelson
42 S. Sherwood Dr.
Belton, Tx. 76513

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Breast Cancer Prevention Strategies


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        Family history trumps BRCA 1 and 2 status

Breast Cancer Prevention Strategies

    So in summary, it’s important to realize that even though many
well-intentioned physicians and media will seek to convince you of
the value of cancer screening, it does NOT in any way equate to cancer
prevention. Although early detection is important, recently a number
of very popular screening methods have been shown to cause more harm
than good.

    In terms of genetic testing, ask yourself what you would do with
the information, should it turn out you’re a carrier of the breast
cancer gene. Ideally, such a test result would spur you to take real
prevention seriously. But even if you don’t have the mutation, lifestyle
factors are still a much larger risk factor overall. Remember, the
percentage of diagnosed breast cancer cases that have the mutated gene
is in the low single digits. Something else, primarily your lifestyle,
accounts for the remainder.

    In the largest review of research into lifestyle and breast cancer,
the American Institute of Cancer Research estimated that about 40 percent
of U.S. breast cancer cases could be prevented if people made wiser
lifestyle choices. I believe these estimates are far too low, and it
is more likely that 75 percent to 90 percent of breast cancers could
be avoided by strictly applying the recommendations below.

        Avoid sugar, especially fructose. All forms of sugar are
detrimental to health in general and promote cancer. Fructose, however,
is clearly one of the most harmful and should be avoided as much as

        Optimize your vitamin D. Vitamin D influences virtually every
cell in your body and is one of nature's most potent cancer fighters.
Vitamin D is actually able to enter cancer cells and trigger apoptosis
(cell death). If you have cancer, your vitamin D level should be between
70 and 100 ng/ml. Vitamin D works synergistically with every cancer
treatment I'm aware of, with no adverse effects. I suggest you try
watching my one-hour free lecture on vitamin D to learn more.

        Remember that if you take high doses of oral vitamin D3
supplements, you also need to increase your vitamin K2 intake, as
vitamin D increases the need for K2 to function properly. See my
previous article What You Need to Know About Vitamin K2, D and
Calcium for more information.

        Please consider joining one of Grassroots Health’s D*Action’s
vitamin D studies to stay on top of your vitamin D performance. For
more information, see my previous article How Vitamin D Performance
Testing Can Help You Optimize Your Health.

        Get plenty of natural vitamin A. There is evidence that
vitamin A also plays a role in helping prevent breast cancer. It's
best to obtain it from vitamin A-rich foods, rather than a supplement.
Your best sources are organic egg yolks, raw butter, raw whole milk,
and beef or chicken liver.

        Lymphatic breast massage can help enhance your body’s natural
ability to eliminate cancerous toxins. This can be applied by a licensed
therapist, or you can implement self-lymphatic massage. It also promotes

        Avoid charring your meats. Charcoal or flame broiled meat is
linked with increased breast cancer risk. Acrylamide—a carcinogen created
when starchy foods are baked, roasted or fried—has been found to increase
breast cancer risk as well.

        Avoid unfermented soy products. Unfermented soy is high
in plant estrogens, or phytoestrogens, also known as isoflavones. In some
studies, soy appears to work in concert with human estrogen to increase
breast cell proliferation, which increases the chances for mutations
and cancerous cells.

        Improve your insulin receptor sensitivity. The best way to
do this is by avoiding sugar and grains and making sure you are exercising,
especially with Peak Fitness.

        Maintain a healthy body weight. This will come naturally when
you begin eating right for your nutritional type and exercising. It's
important to lose excess body fat because fat produces estrogen.

        Drink a half to whole quart of organic green vegetable juice
daily. Please review my juicing instructions for more detailed

        Get plenty of high-quality animal-based omega-3 fats, such as
krill oil. Omega-3 deficiency is a common underlying factor for cancer.

        Curcumin. This is the active ingredient in turmeric and in
high concentrations can be very useful adjunct in the treatment of
breast cancer. It shows immense therapeutic potential in preventing
breast cancer metastasis. It's important to know that curcumin is
generally not absorbed that well, so I've provided several absorption
tips here.

        Avoid drinking alcohol, or at least limit your alcoholic drinks
to one per day.

        Breastfeed exclusively for up to six months. Research shows
breastfeeding can reduce your breast cancer risk.

        Avoid wearing underwire bras. There is a good deal of data
that metal underwire bras can heighten your breast cancer risk.

        Avoid electromagnetic fields as much as possible. Even electric
blankets can increase your cancer risk.

        Avoid synthetic hormone replacement therapy. Breast cancer
is an estrogen-related cancer, and according to a study published in
the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, breast cancer rates for
women dropped in tandem with decreased use of hormone replacement therapy.
(There are similar risks for younger women who use oral contraceptives.
Birth control pills, which also comprised of synthetic hormones, have
been linked to cervical and breast cancers).

        If you are experiencing excessive menopausal symptoms, you may want to
consider bioidentical hormone replacement therapy instead, which uses hormones
that are molecularly identical to the ones your body produces and do not wreak
havoc on your system. This is a much safer alternative.

        Avoid BPA, phthalates and other xenoestrogens. These are estrogen-like
compounds that have been linked to increased breast cancer risk

        Make sure you're not iodine deficient, as there's compelling
evidence linking iodine deficiency with breast cancer. Dr. David
Brownstein, author of the book Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can't
Live Without It, is a proponent of iodine for breast cancer. It actually
has potent anticancer properties and has been shown to cause cell death
in breast and thyroid cancer cells.

Thank You  Dr. Mercola

 God Bless Everyone & God Bless The United States of America.

Larry Nelson
42 S. Sherwood Dr.
Belton, Tx. 76513

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Nearly Every Part of the Human Genome Is Now Owned by Corporations


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Nearly Every Part of the Human Genome Is Now Owned by Corporations

    Ironically, just as we’re entering the age of individualized
medicine, doctors’ ability to actually employ such advancements for
the benefit of their patients is being profoundly undermined and
restricted. As recently stated by Christopher E. Mason of Weill
Cornell Medical College: You have to ask, how is it possible that
my doctor cannot look at my DNA without being concerned about patent

    Mason recently published a study in the journal Genome Medicine,
in which he and his co-author, Jeffrey Rosenfeld, an assistant
professor of medicine at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of
New Jersey, show that when you include both genes and DNA sequences
inside the genes, nearly the ENTIRE human genome is covered by patents!
What this does is render medicine prohibitively expensive. Under the
Affordable Care Act, BRCA genetic testing is classified as preventative
care, which means no out-of-pocket cost for those deemed eligible.

But as stated by Policy Mic:

        Affordable Care Act money should be used to provide medical
care that is expensive for a reason, not to prop up an unfair and
anti-competitive monopoly.

Tissue Trauma and Surgery Can Actually Increase Your Risk of Cancer

    There’s much yet to be learned about cancer development and
progression. For example, research has shown that trauma
to the breast itself can cause cancer.

According to the authors:

        Models of epithelial cell generation indicate that a causal
link between physical trauma and cancer is plausible. A latent interval
between cancer onset and presentation of under 5 years is also plausible.
The most likely explanation of the findings is that physical trauma
can cause breast cancer.

    And, as reported by Science News in 2011:

        The slightest scratch can cause cancerous cells to crawl to
the wound and form tumors in mice, a new study finds. The work may
explain why certain kinds of cancers seem to cluster around burns,
surgical scars and other injuries. 'This work says that if you have a
predisposition to getting cancer, wounding might enhance the chance
that it will develop,' says cell biologist Anthony Oro of Stanford University

School of Medicine.

    This raises questions about the possibility of developing cancer
in the remaining or surrounding chest tissue following a radical
surgery as double mastectomy. Needle biopsies have also been fingered
as sources of cancer that otherwise might not have occurred.

Epigenetics The Answer for Those Seeking Cancer Prevention

    The paradigm-shattering research now referred to as epigenetics
proves your genetic code is not nearly as predeterministic as previously
thought. You actually have a tremendous amount of control over how
your genetic traits are expressed. As it turns out, your genes will
express or suppress genetic data depending on the environment in which
it finds itself, meaning the presence or absence of appropriate nutrients,
toxins, and even your thoughts and feelings, which unleash hormones
and other chemicals in your body.

    Dr. Susan Love, a breast cancer surgeon and president of the Dr.
Susan Love Research Foundation, commented on such research back
in 2009, saying:

        It’s exciting. What it means, if all this environmental stuff
is right, is that we should be able to reverse cancer without having
to kill cells. This could open up a whole new way of thinking about
cancer that would be much less assaultive.

Physician Discovers What It’s Like to Be 'Sold' Preventive Mastectomy

    An article by Dr. Daniela Drake titled "Why I’m Not Having a
Preventive Mastectomy" presents the other side of the preventive
mastectomy argument, and highlights the problems of our current

        Lobular Carcinoma In Situ (LCIS)... increases my odds of
developing cancer from 12 percent to 30 percent. But still, my options,
my doctor explained, include immediate bilateral mastectomy... She
tells me that my chances of developing cancer are 80 percent and that
if she were in my shoes she would 'just have them both removed....Her
offhand manner suggests something deeply unserious like a manicure...

        Although I used to be a vociferous advocate for aggressive
medical interventions, my perspective changed radically when I began
working as a house-call physician. My patients are too debilitated to
go to the doctor’s office and many were disabled by botched surgeries...
I’m concerned about my surgeon’s flippancy and I suggest alternatives:

   There’s growing data that this is a lifestyle disease. You know the
Women’s Health Initiative shows exercise can greatly decrease risk.'

        I don’t know. That may be true,' she shrugs. 'If we don’t do
surgery, then we’ll just do mammograms every six months.' When I object,
saying that LCIS doesn’t show up on mammogram, she responds, 'I know.
It doesn’t make sense to me either.' It becomes evident that we don’t
know how to deal with my condition. The medical system does not tolerate
ambiguity well, so breast amputation has become the answer...

        Now I know why patients are so mad at us. This is supposed to
be patient-centered care. But it feels more like system-centered care:

The medical equivalent of a car wash. I’m told incomplete and inaccurate
information to shuttle me toward surgery; and I’m not being listened
to. I came to discuss nutrition, exercise and close follow-up. I’m
told to get my breasts removed—the sooner the better.

        Mastectomy may be appropriate in some cases, like in those where your risk
of cancer is virtually 100 percent. But the risk of surgery—operative
complications, infections, device and graft complications—remains significant.

It’s callous and irresponsible to elide the risks to the public.”

The Case Against BRCA Testing

    In the research paper titled "The Case Against BRCA1 and 2 Testing",
published in the journal Surgery30 in June 2011, the four authors from
the Department of Surgery, University of California explain what many
oncologists don’t want to hear:

        It turns out that, like a book, a gene can be 'read' both
backward and forward. Small sections (or chapters) within a big gene
can be 'read' alone. The three-dimensional structure of DNA controlled
by site-to-site methylation prevents many chapters from being read at
all. In addition, short segments of RNA (22 base pair micro-RNA) can
cycle back to control DNA transcription.

        So, DNA is just the starting point, and like flour, you do
not know whether the chef is going to cook a croissant or a tortilla
with it... Are BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 unique? Or just like other genes,
is their expression controlled by the inner cellular attitudes (both
epigenetic and environmental) of the individual patient?

        BRCA 1 and 2 code nuclear proteins, also known as tumor
suppressor genes, capable of repairing damaged DNA... Both mutations
increase the lifetime risk of breast cancer in a woman. Less than
5% of women diagnosed with either ductal carcinoma in situ or
invasive ductal cancer are a result of inherited BRCA genes...

        But BRCA 1 and 2 may speak with many voices. Polymorphisms
are naturally occurring single nucleotide variations of a gene present
in more than 1% of the population. Polymorphisms and other single-
nucleotide variants have been identified within the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2
genes. Indeed, more than 500 mutations in BRCA 1 alone have been
documented and most render their proteins inactive—so, some BRCA genes
seem to be shooting blanks. And a single nucleotide polymorphism, albeit
only asingle nucleotide change, can have a formidable influence on protein

        Sequence variant S1613G, for instance, results in increased
mutational risk of BRCA 1 neoplastic expression, whereas a variation
in K1183R is related inversely to cancer risk. It seems that some
polymorphisms may actually have a protective effect.

    In summary, the authors state that for screening and therapeutic
purposes, BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genetic testing is really little more
than an expensive way of determining what can be accomplished more
expeditiously by speaking with your patient, since:

        The DNA base pair sequence in all humans is 99.6% identical
    Epigenetic factors influence substantively the RNA processing
and translational requisition of the initial DNA message. There are
thousands of sequence variants of the BRCA1 and BRCA 2 genes


 God Bless Everyone & God Bless The United States of America.

Larry Nelson
42 S. Sherwood Dr.
Belton, Tx. 76513

Have a great day...unless you have made other plans.

REMINDER: In The Archive is all of the articles that I
have posted since I started this blog. There is TONS OF
INFORMATION there for you to learn from. It's the type
of information that not only saved my life...It also has
given me a better quality of life.