Open just about any medical journal and you can practically smell the excrement.
Sure, the studies may LOOK like a Big Pharma rose garden, but the smell's a dead giveaway that no amount of air freshener can hide.
A new analysis takes the shine right off those turds, because researchers say at least half of the 72 published studies they examined featured rosy pro-treatment conclusions that were completely at odds with the actual sewage that turned up in the data.
So much for peer review.
The study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association said the researchers behind these baloneyfied studies often played up only the most positive parts of their analysis... and practically ignored anything that might muddy their pretty little pro-drug picture.
In other cases, researchers pulled a little hustle called "hide-the-placebo", ignoring the results of those sugar pills if they proved to be too effective.
The authors of this new study won't call their colleagues crooks... instead, they say their fellow researchers are simply enthusiastic about their results.
Enthusiastic? ENTHUSIASTIC? Are they for real?
Baloney research isn't the result of enthusiasm, it's caused by criminal shenanigans, and these garbage studies can cost human lives.
This new analysis even proves it, because one of those "enthusiastic" groups of researchers downplayed the risks of Vioxx even when their study showed it was causing heart attacks.
Instead of screaming out a warning and saving the world from one of the worst meds ever approved, these researchers made the ludicrous claim that the heart attacks weren't caused by Vioxx at all. Nope, they said the other drug in the study simply prevented more heart attacks.
I don't know what's worse, the fact that they pulled this trick or the fact that everyone else believed them.
Don't think that's the end of it. Researchers serve at the pleasure of Big Pharma and as long as the drug companies are cutting big checks, researchers will keep right on pleasuring them.
Big Pharma's dastardly new megapill.
Big Pharma is scared witless that you might get sick and tired of taking so many pills, so they're trying to cut down on the clutter.
Not the number of meds you take, just the number of pills you swallow.
A new study will look at a frightening multi-med I've warned you about before: the so-called polypill, which combines four meds you don't need into one useless tablet.
Big Pharma says the combo med, which mixes a statin, an aspirin and two different blood thinners, will help reduce heart risk. But if you're one of the 2,000 volunteers dumb enough to sign up for this new study, you'd better pray for the placebo, because all this drug represents is an easy way to suffer the side effects of four bad drugs, while taking only one awful pill.
In Big Pharma's world, that's called progress!
The study is called Use of a Multidrug Pill in Reducing Cardiovascular Events, or UMPIRE for short. They have some real comics naming these things, but I don't need to see the strike zone to call this one OUT, because it's been studied before.
One 2003 study on the polypill found an absolute reduction in heart attack risk of just 1.4 percent. That's it. Believe me, it doesn't get any better when you take them all as separate pills, either, and if you're a regular reader you know all about the problems with these drugs.
Blood pressure targets have been revised downwards for years, not to make people healthier, but to sell more blood pressure meds. And you know how I feel about cholesterol, most people don't have enough!
One of the healthiest, most active M.D.'s alive unleashes his shocking secret: "I would PANIC if my cholesterol dropped below 300!"
The secret is out, and studies show that higher cholesterol could slash your stroke risk by nearly 300%!
Dear Misled Friend:
When I hear a buddy bragging about lowering his cholesterol to 160, I think: "My God, he's a walking heart attack."
Before you call me "crazy" (a title I'm very familiar with), let me show you how keeping those levels HIGHER can...
Revive your sex drive...
Lower your likelihood of cancer...
Improve your brain function...
And make you far less likely to die!
That's because of one simple truth: Cholesterol is not your enemy!
When you tune out the mainstream's anti-cholesterol propaganda, life is good... and I speak from experience. It means sinking your teeth into a juicy steak whenever you want instead of struggling through another bowl of cardboard granola. It means lounging on the front porch with a premium cigar while your neighbors suffer through another grueling jog.
That's how I've always lived my life and it's probably why I'm called medicine's most outspoken MYTH-BUSTER!
Now I want to show you how you can ignore the lies and shrug off your medical miseries IN THE NEXT 60 SECONDS!
I'm not just talking about raising "good" (HDL) cholesterol. I mean total cholesterol and I think it should be ABOVE 200.
It could save your life.
Yes, I realize that mainstream medicine has been ordering patients to lower their cholesterol more and more until they reach that "magic" range of 160.
But, I make sure my levels are always above 200 (I aim for 300), and I've outlived many of my mainstream peers-and indulged in life’s pleasures the whole time.
As usual, mainstream science is turning in my favor and backing up my carefree lifestyle. See for yourself...
1. HIGHER cholesterol makes you far less likely to die...
FACT: Lowering cholesterol can make heart disease worse. A review of medical studies on cholesterol and mortality in heart patients found that lower cholesterol levels led to death, not survival, like the drug companies want you to think.
FACT: Low cholesterol can trigger the deadliest kind of stroke. It's called a massive stroke and it happens when blood vessels in your brain are so weak, they burst open. Any cholesterol count below 200 is a red flag for this kind of stroke.
FACT: Low cholesterol may raise your cancer risk. Yes, a new study actually links low LDL levels with an increased risk of developing cancer. And it's not the first one. In fact, more than 20 studies have been done on cholesterol and cancer. And the overall majority linked cancer with low cholesterol!
How could all this be so? For the same reason that your body makes its own cholesterol. It's a vital nutrient! Cholesterol is a necessary building block for your immune system and especially your brain cells. In fact...
2. HIGHER cholesterol may improve your memory, stave off depression
and even protect you from Alzheimer's...
Believe it or not, healthy brain cells are chock full of cholesterol. Yup, 25% of your body's cholesterol is in your brain. It fuels the electrical impulses that make thinking possible. Plus, studies show...
FACT: Low cholesterol impairs brain function. It's been linked to depression. And cholesterol-lowering drugs have been shown to trigger memory loss. (Drug companies want us to forget this and we may, if we keep taking statin drugs!)
FACT: Low cholesterol is linked to Alzheimer's. The eminent researcher Iwo J. Bohr recently published a peer-reviewed paper on the subject. He points out that Alzheimer's patients typically have lower cholesterol and suggests that a great way to prevent the disease may be to eat a high cholesterol diet.
FACT: Low cholesterol is even linked to suicide, and it's not just because folks are fed up with celery and tofu! The real reason is probably that low cholesterol literally makes you crazy!
And now for some upbeat news...
3. HIGHER cholesterol could super-charge anyone's sex life...Why? Because cholesterol is the "raw material" for your sex hormones. Without it, you can't manufacture testosterone, women can't make estrogen and none of us would have any more sex drive than an earthworm!
Now aren't you ecstatic that your cholesterol is over 200?
ASPIRIN-Harmless Or Hazardous?
Remember a couple of years ago, when an aspirin a day was thought to be a heart tonic? Popping a "harmless" white pill each day for thinner blood and a healthier heart was all the rage, and many doctors still recommend it. Not this one, though... in fact, more than 2 years ago I sounded the alarm about the deadly risks of "aspirin therapy," citing a University of Maryland Medical Center study in which blood platelet clumping, which can lead to heart attacks, was noted in 64% of daily aspirin takers whose blood cholesterol levels were considered by modern medical standards as too high (LDL over 130, which leaves out relatively few Americans.)
To recap, if this University of Maryland study is correct, a daily aspirin INCREASES the risk of coronary events in people with healthy (and normal) LDL cholesterol levels of 180, 200, or more.
Yes, you read that right: anyone with an LDL cholesterol number LOWER than 200 risks serious heart problems. In fact, I don't caution anyone to worry about cholesterol at all until their LDL hits 300 or more.
SLASH YOUR RISK OF ALZHEIMER'S OVERNIGHT!
It's really easy. Starting tomorrow, drink no tap water. Not because of industrial pollution, but because of chemicals that "health authorities" are adding to your water.
For example...People who warned against FLUORIDATION used to be ridiculed, but guess what? In Scandinavia, in fact all of Europe, and nearly every other medically advanced nation, they have now banned the practice.
Know why? Because fluoride makes your body absorb extra aluminum. And where does the aluminum go? Your brain. And what metal shows up alarmingly in the brains of Alzheimer's victims? You guessed it. (Hmm...Maybe our health authorities have been drinking too much water?)
INCREDIBLY FRIGHTENING CANCER MYTHS!
You can stop worrying about right now, if you don't want cancer, don't believe anyone who tells you:
"ELECTRIC BLANKETS GIVE YOU CANCER." Know how this myth got canonized? Instead of commissioning new research, a public health authority put the question to a VOTE. (NEWS FLASH: you can't change the laws of nature by voting.) Yet even these geniuses freely admit that more than 500 existing studies show ZERO compelling evidence of electric fields causing cancer. Rest easy and while you're at it, enjoy your heating pad again.
"HIGH FAT DIETS CAUSE BREAST CANCER." Fat phobia may be the height of fashion, but it's JUNK MEDICINE. Researchers studied 88,795 women over the course of 14 years, and what did they find? Not one sign that high-fat diets promote breast cancer. And not one hint that low-fat diets protect you.
"DDT CAUSES CANCER." Says WHO? Check the record. Back in the 1970s, the Environmental Protection Agency examiner summed up 9,000 pages of research by flatly declaring, "DDT is not a carcinogenic hazard to man." He also emphasized that it doesn't harm fish, birds or other wildlife. Despite this open-and-shut case, his boss, EPA head William Ruckleshaus went ahead and banned DDT. Aides later said he never read even one page of the studies. He had helped to hatch the DDT scare and couldn't bring himself to admit he was wrong.
The worldwide witch-hunt against DDT hasn't saved one peregrine falcon. But it has unquestionably murdered tens of millions of human children in tropical nations, who continue to die from malaria, Dengue fever, yellow fever and other mosquito-borne plagues.
And speaking of witch hunts, there are other ways the powers that be are trying to control your health.
Corruption is the REAL medical epidemic!
Corruption has become so endemic and intellectual integrity so compromised in pharmaceutical research that drug companies and their collaborators in government (and universities) can now get away with open fraud.
The Journal of the American Medical Association researched the connection between authors of clinical guidelines and the pharmaceutical industry. Over HALF received financial support from the pharmaceutical industry to conduct research. And 38% served as employees or consultants for a pharmaceutical company. Hmm...so how do you suppose they rated the drug?
This represents a MASSIVE CON, a criminal fraud perpetrated on you and me, and the American public, engineered behind closed doors by the fake food industry and the pharmaceutical conglomerates. Both have so much money to spread around Washington that they practically OWN Congress, the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health. To heck with the public health and welfare, their goal is to get everyone hooked on prescription drugs and manufactured, plastic food.
The saddest fact of all is that the medical profession is falling for it, allowing itself to be manipulated into acting as an accessory to this crime. It's terrible!
Health conspiracies are everywhere you look-on TV, in many mainstream newspapers and all over the Internet. Here's another one that really gets my goat: Attack of the Sun-Haters!
No matter how much evidence has surfaced exonerating the sun from its wrongful status in the mainstream as a carcinogen rivaling dioxin or red dye #2, some just won't see the light.
According to a recent Reuters online article, vitamin supplements alone are all anyone needs for adequate vitamin D intake, and that sun exposure is nothing but harmful and a major cancer risk.
Now, don't get me wrong. I'm a huge fan of vitamin supplementation, even for vitamin D. But of all the vitamins you can take every day, D is probably the least likely to absorb fully and properly into the blood from simple supplementation alone. You NEED sunlight to spur your body's production of it.
If vitamin D is proven to promote health, yet it doesn't effectively express itself in your body from diet and/or supplementation, then how's it helping the people it's helping? The answer, of course, is sunlight exposure.
The assumptions we've been fed about our health are largely untrue. For example, most people think that women only need healthy estrogen levels to be healthy, but the truth is... the heart-healthy hormone most women need is TESTOSTERONE! Forget what everyone told you about "male" and "female" hormones. As any first-year medical student should know, both women and men produce all the very same types of sex hormones.
It's just the proportion that's different. Healthy women produce more estrogen and progesterone...men make more testosterone...but all of us need some of each to stay healthy.
Testosterone, not estrogen, is the hormone that keeps your heart strong. If you're a woman over 50, there's a good chance your levels are too low (just as men over 50).
Now what about men? Well, don't let anyone tell you that "MEN HAVE TOO MUCH TESTOSTERONE." Because...
What doctors don't tell you about testosterone isn't just stealing your potency.
IT'S KILLING MILLIONS OF MEN EVERY YEAR.
Studies show that many American men over 40 actually suffer a dangerous testosterone deficiency. Yet doctors typically don't even test for it, because they too are victims of JUNK MEDICINE:
EVERYONE THINKS that testosterone causes heart disease. Yet the research shows it's a fabulous treatment and may even prevent strokes.
EVERYONE FEARS that testosterone promotes prostate disease. Yet studies show that both benign swelling and cancer typically strike older men, with declining testosterone levels.
EVERYONE ASSUMES that the state- of-the-science treatment for impotence is Viagra. While it can help, all-natural testosterone can make you feel and perform like a 21- year-old again. And, a combination of the two...wow!
- William Campbell Douglass II, M.D. -
William Campbell Douglass, M.D., called "the conscience of modern medicine," and the National Health Federation voted me "Doctor of the Year." But also been labeled a "maverick," and several less flattering names too by some of the biggest names in government and the health establishment but hey, that's part of the territory. And friend, the territory is everywhere...