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    Orthomolecular Medicine

    1. Truth in Pharmaceutical Advertising

      by orthomolecular
      Now there is an Oxymoron for You by Ralph K. Campbell, M.D. Advertising is a powerful and effective tool for promoting the sale of products, especially from the drug and food industries, due to their huge profits. Awareness of a need for government to keep advertisers in line goes back to the...
    1. Progress with TB or a Return to the Dark Ages?

      by orthomolecular
      by Steve Hickey, PhD and William B. Grant, PhD Tuberculosis (TB) was formerly one of the most devastating scourges of mankind and remains a leading cause of death. The disease has been with humans over recorded history, and likely throughout the evolution of our species. Through the industrial revolution and into...
    1. U.S. Recommendation for Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation is Too Low

      by orthomolecular
      by William B. Grant, Ph.D. Government Gets it Wrong Again The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) reviewed the evidence regarding vitamin D and calcium supplementation for preventing cancer and osteoporotic fractures in adults and concluded that there is insufficient evidence to assess the balance of the benefits and harms of vitamin...
    1. Clamping Down on Nutritional Information

      by orthomolecular
      In Europe, You'd Better Watch What You Say about Supplements Commentary by Gert Schuitemaker, PhD (Netherlands) and Andrew W. Saul (USA) The government of the Netherlands, one of 27 European Union countries, continues to clamp down on alternative medicine. The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA, http://www.vwa.nl/english) has the tools...
    1. Niacin is the Safest and Most Effective Way to Control Cholesterol

      by orthomolecular
      But You'd Never Know it from the Media. The health benefits of niacin are again being challenged. Why? The simple answer is to follow the money. Cholesterol-controlling drugs are cash cows for the trillion-dollar-per-year pharmaceutical industry. Niacin is cheap, non-prescription and safe. Drugs are much more dangerous and considerably less effective....
    1. Vitamin D isthe Most Popular Vitamin

      by orthomolecular
      by William B. Grant, Ph.D. There were 3600 publications with vitamin D in the title or abstract in 2012 according to PubMed.gov. This brings the total number of publications on vitamin D listed at PubMed to 33,800 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed). This total compares to 35,100 on vitamin C or ascorbic acid, 21,700 on...
    1. Cataracts and Vitamins: The Real Story

      by orthomolecular
      by Damien Downing, MBBS, MSB, and Robert G. Smith, PhD (OMNS Mar 5, 2013) "Hidden danger of everyday supplements is revealed" blared the headline in the UK Daily Mail - a newspaper that is well known for declaring that, for example, "coffee causes cancer" and "coffee reduces cancer risk" on...
    1. What Really Causes Kidney Stones (And Why Vitamin C Does Not)

      by orthomolecular
      A recent widely-publicized study claimed that vitamin C supplements increased the risk of developing kidney stones by nearly a factor of two. The study stated that the stones were most likely formed from calcium oxalate, which can be formed in the presence of vitamin C (ascorbate), but it did not...
    1. So Where Are the Bodies?

      by orthomolecular
      Vitamin Supplement Safety Confirmed by America's Largest Database The new annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers shows zero deaths from multiple vitamins; zero deaths from vitamin A, niacin, vitamin B-6, vitamin D, or vitamin E. Two people are alleged to have died from vitamin supplements in the year...
    1. Reduce Cancer Risk WIth Daily Multivitamin

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      Even Low-Dose Supplementation Would Save 48,000 Lives Annually by Robert G. Smith, PhD A major new health study published online last week found that everyday multivitamin supplements lower your risk of cancer by 8%. This important result confirms what nutritionists and medical researchers have known over the past 50 years, that supplements...
    1. Food Supplements Restrictions are Based on Misinformation

      by orthomolecular
      An alert from Europe to the rest of the world by Gert Schuitemaker, PhD Introduction: "It can't happen here" qualifies for top placement on the all-time list of famous last words. The United States still has, for now, over-the-counter access to nutritional supplements. But no one who reads newspapers, watches televised...
    1. The Health Hazards of Disease Prevention: Vaccines

      by orthomolecular
      A Personal Viewpoint by Damien Downing, M.D., London, U.K. "No pharmaceutical drug is devoid of risks from adverse reactions and vaccines are no exception. Vaccination is a medical intervention and should be carried out with the informed consent of those who are being subjected to it." (Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic, University of...
    1. End Fluoridation Say Physicians and Scientists

      by orthomolecular
      Available Online Video Archive Features Experts Speaking Out in Their Own Words Opposition to water fluoridation is not new. It started back in the 1940's. The number of experts opposing the practice appears to be at all-time high. Some of this...
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