Vitamins shown to offer little

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They were some of the most promising medicines of the 1990s - wonder pills that appeared to fight cancer, heart disease, stroke and other ailments.
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The Codfather

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After careful review of the methodology and materials used, it's becomes obvious these studies are, by design, set up to fail! Big Pharma and the medical profession want you under their spell. Otherwise, they lose big money when you have figured out how to keep yourself healthy. With every shady study, they get closer to having total control, and you/we won't have the option of taking dietary supplements and herbs without a prescription from a doctor. Speaking as a retired MD, pharmaceutical drugs are the biggest problem we have, not vitamins.
Arthur Dorfman

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What about the studies that Dr. Linus Pauling did on vitamins and minerals.
Luke

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These studies were all designed to fail. Big Pharma and our corporate medical system which finances these "studies" simply does not want there to be healthy people. They would rather rake in billions of dollars selling their prescription drugs and treating nutritionally deficient patients then do a real study. Nothing is in it for them- so they just rely on fake studies. The news media continues to put their propaganda out frequently to discourage people from taking supplements. Go to www.lef.org for real information. The Life Extension Foundation has brought to light much valid information concerning health in the last thirty years.
Steve Franklin

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My question would be whether or not synthetic vx. natural vitamins were used in the study. If synthetics were used, then the study was skewed from the beginning, and meant that the study achieved what it was designed to show. Ascorbic acid (what the FDA says is vitamin C) is NOT vitamin C, but just an antioxidant portion of the whole complex vitamin C. Well, we know that the FDA is in bed with the pharmaceutical industry, so I guess we can expect nothing else to come of these trials and studies.
The Projects

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Consider the source of funding for these studies.

I'd like to be at the pearly gates when Big Pharma executives show up.....also, members of the media which is complicit in not highlighting the obvious huge conflicts of interest.

Of course, all the drugs that "work" are made from vitamins and supplements.

How about an expose on the institutionalized medical industry, MONTEREY HERALD???
The Codfather

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You are right on point Arthur, Luke, Steve, and Projects. Thank God there are a few free thinkers left in the world.
Reality

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People wake UP...these vitamins/minerals,etc..are a scam. STOP wasting your money and go back to the basics of eating. The National Inst. Health has no reason to find these conclusions...save your money.
The Codfather

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Dear Reality,
And who is in charge of the NIH...our trustworthy government. And who manages the NIH...our medical doctors. And who has the biggest influence over the medical doctors...THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY.
Wake up indeed. You do, however have a valid point on back-to-basic eating, just as long as it's all organic, non-GMO, no rBGH, no antibiotics, no artificial colors/flavors, no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial sweeteners, not packaged in plastic or polystyrene (that's Stryofoam), etc.

“Fredneck County Md”

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The Codfather wrote:
Dear Reality,
And who is in charge of the NIH...our trustworthy government. And who manages the NIH...our medical doctors. And who has the biggest influence over the medical doctors...THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY.
Wake up indeed. You do, however have a valid point on back-to-basic eating, just as long as it's all organic, non-GMO, no rBGH, no antibiotics, no artificial colors/flavors, no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial sweeteners, not packaged in plastic or polystyrene (that's Stryofoam), etc.
... and who has the biggest influence over the "news" media...THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY via their advertising dollars.
HumanSpirit

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Corrupting the research process - NIH officials paid as industry consultants

http://www.newmediaexplorer.org/sepp/2003/12/...

http://www.newmediaexplorer.org/sepp/2003/12/...

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In the e-Alert "Back to the Island" (12/29/03), I told you about a five-year investigation into the inner workings of the NIH by David Willman, a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Mr. Willman's painstaking reporting revealed that more than $2.5 million of drug company consulting fees had been paid to top NIH officials and scientists who oversee the clinical trials of drugs.

You haven't touch the tip of the damage he and his friends have wreaked upon the field. Not only was he a "bipolar expert" he was child and Adolescent "ADHD expert" also.

Now over the last two decades he and people like him who were funded by drug companies have riddled the available data on both illnesses with bogus information. For example, most of the research papers publioshed on ADHD had him and his friends in them making claims of "co-morbidities" that do not exist as the disease itself is bogus. But due to their influence and the power of the name Mass General etc. they were unquestioned as gurus and they drug company controlled data became seen as fact while they grew rich.

The damage is so severe that few physicians even realize or question the validity of their "research".

Drug companies don't want people to get better. They want them stable on the drugs they have to sell, on as many of their drugs as possible. By deliberately perturbing the factual knowledge in journals and therefore research data, they have created a confused mess of diagnoses for patient such that they receive conflicting medications. Thus they can never get better.

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Codex Alimentarius Commission. is mandated to set international reference standards

health freedom movement

NAFTA and GATT because each of those agreements contained within them Sanitary (Health) and Phytosanitary agreements. Suddenly the harmless old Codex became enforceable. Nowadays Codex guidelines carry a lot of weight because they are enforceable through the World Trade Organization
toma

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The pharmaceutical companies aren't the only ones who make money. What about the huge "health supplement" industry? Not just vitamins, but countless other "natural cures" are peddled like snake oil, and many of them are completely unregulated and unproven. Billions of dollars change hands. Linus Pauling and vitamin c were shown to be ineffective, for example. Good food and nutrition isn't the same as vitamins and herbs.
HumanSpirit

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toma wrote:
The pharmaceutical companies aren't the only ones who make money. What about the huge "health supplement" industry? Not just vitamins, but countless other "natural cures" are peddled like snake oil, and many of them are completely unregulated and unproven. Billions of dollars change hands. Linus Pauling and vitamin c were shown to be ineffective, for example. Good food and nutrition isn't the same as vitamins and herbs.
The Herbal products were not labeled to surpress the knowledge for the medical advantage. Most of the rumors about herbs are the product of th pharmacutical industry and their bed partner the FDA.

Right now, so to speak, the pharmaceutical industry is giving a BJ to the Codex Alimentarius Commissioners because they realize that the FDA will not have power over the Codex Alimentarius Commission recommendation in the future under this "New World Order"..
Truth

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Jan 4, 2009
 
Want a vitamin? Take one, I stress ONE, its not going to hurt you. Personally, I would suggest you focus your time and your money on proper diet and exercise.

I did find this article worth passing along to a few Vitamin Junkies I know.
Bruce

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Sep 23, 2013
 
I have ordered 2 times from this website PILLSMEDSHOP. COM . I called yesterday the customer care and asked for a discount as i was about to order twice the regular amount.

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