The US is the Worst Place in the World to Get Cancer Treatment…

Monday, May 21st, 2007 – Everyone “in the know” knows that if they, or a loved one, gets diagnosed with Cancer, that it’s time to get their Passport out of the safety deposit box, and start checking with those who keep track, to find out just exactly where to go, right now, for the best Cancer cure.  For, if you stay in the US, and take the conventional variety of Cancer treatment, your chances of survival are slim to none. 

The conventional US Cancer community is a murderous rip-off that generates shiploads of money. Read More….

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Gerson Documentary Humiliates Quackbusters

Monday, May 21st, 2007 – I almost spilled my cup of jasmine tea,  I was laughing so hard.

I had just been viewing the first part of a DVD video documentary called “Dying to Have Known,” and  I had to stop the thing right there, and rewind, to see if what I had just seen really had happened.  Yup, it did. 

So I stopped it again, went and got my wife Jan and said “You’ve got to come and watch this.”  It’s worth re-playing again and again.  MORE

China sentenced to death head of the FDA

BEIJING, China (Reuters) — China sentenced the former head of the
State Food and Drug Administration to death for corruption, state
media reported on Tuesday, in an unusually harsh sentence which could
be reduced on appeal.

Find this article at:
http://edition.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapcf/05/28/china.health.reut/index.html

FDA seeks comments on regulating “CAM products”

A few weeks ago, I commented on the increased action by the US FDA against unapproved drugs that have been used for decades but were never subjected to today’s formal framework of preclinical and clinical safety and efficacy trials (most recent action here).

Over the last couple of months, FDA has been creating a bit of anxiety amongst herbal medicine stakeholders over their document entitled, “Guidance for Industry: Complementary and Alternative Medicine Products and Their Regulation by the Food and Drug Administration.” (PDF here, html here). The term, CAM product, refers to any of the modalities used by complementary and alternative medicine practitioners, not just restricted to herbal and dietary supplements but extending to “energy medicine” products (magnets, lasers, “detectors,” etc.) which would qualify as medical devices under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act . Read More….

European practices lead the way in the frontier of prevention

“Cancer is a systemic illness that can be observed in the blood with new types of microscopes developed in Europe” says Dr. Karl Maret. “German doctors are also using new diagnostic biofield tests to detect latent imbalances in the connective tissue matrix that contribute to various diseases”

Traveling and studying throughout Europe, Maret is keen to share the knowledge regarding cutting-edge medical diagnostic tools presently used across the pond.

Trained as an electrical and biomedical engineer, Maret’s passion for the mechanics of diagnosic tools — actually the electronics — is as good as it gets. He describes the possibilities and potential of working with light and color spectrums for early detection of imbalances that can lead to disease.

“The variability of the heart rhythm can be used to detect the amount of autonomic nervous system stress that contributes to heart disease,” Maret explains, adding that prevention is key to health. Hence, much of the new frontier is about early warning signals that help people shift their awareness and lifestyle early on toward optimal health.

Although Americans love to see themselves as pioneers, much of the cutting-edge work in cancer prevention today began in Europe more than a century ago. Biofeedback, one approach Americans are familiar with that helps reduce stress levels associated with many diseases, began more than 50 years ago.  Read More….

Why health freedom will ultimately overcome Big Pharma

Do you find yourself frustrated with the lack of progress in the fight for consumer rights against Big Pharma and the FDA? Take comfort, my friends, in knowing that even though we did not achieve the victory we wanted in this latest legislative effort in the United States, we did stand up and be heard. Hundreds of thousands of grassroots supporters of natural health contacted their senators and let their voices be heard. As a result, senators Hatch, Enzi and others are now on the record stating that Senate bill S.1082 will in no way restrict access to nutritional supplements. That’s a small but notable victory that would not have happened without the outpouring of support from natural health advocates like you.

What lawmakers now know for certain is that we will stand up and speak out against any threat to our collective health freedoms. We will contest every bill or amendment that favors corporate interests over consumer interests, and we will hit back with a wave of public protest that fills their phone lines, fax machines and emails with mindful comments and concerns from action-oriented citizens who demand real representation.

Our lawmakers now know that members of the health freedom movement will not remain silent when their freedoms are openly threatened. This very fact will make them think twice before introducing future bills that try to regulate dietary supplements, for example, or that limit the choices of consumers. I’m not saying they won’t keep trying to outlaw vitamins and expand the powers of Big Pharma and the FDA, but they’ve at least come to realize that we’re going to raise a racket each time they attempt to do so. The health freedom community is getting noticed in Washington.

Why natural medicine is winning

In the big picture, by the way, things are actually trending strongly towards naturopathic medicine. With this latest legislative event here in the United States, Big Pharma may have won a legislative battle, but they’re losing the war. Consider the following:

• The public opinion towards drug companies is at an all-time low. As the truth continues to come out about the predatory practices by Big Pharma, the public is increasingly disgusted with what they’re learning about fraudulent science, deadly drugs, the bribery of doctors, price-fixing schemes and so on.

• More consumers are abandoning pharmaceuticals than ever before and turning to natural treatments for diseases and health conditions. The number of ex-medicine users continues to rapidly expand. Read more….

Study: Doctors are slow to admit mistakes

We all make mistakes, even doctors from time to time. And in theory, it’s good to admit it when we make a mistake.

But when it comes to doctors, a recent study suggests they’re more likely to say it’s important in theory to disclose a medical error to patients than they are to actually `fess up.

The study, published online by the Journal of General Internal Medicine, was based on survey responses from 538 faculty, resident physicians and medical students at teaching hospitals in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

Researchers at the University of Iowa found that while nearly all respondents – 97 percent – said they would disclose a hypothetical medical error that resulted in minor medical harm, 93 percent said they would disclose an error even if it had caused disability or death.

But only 41 percent said they had actually disclosed a minor medical error they made, and just 5 percent said they had revealed a major error during their career. Moreover, 19 percent said they had made a minor medical error but not disclosed it; 4 percent said they had made a major error and not disclosed it. Read More on this topic….