Friday, December 12, 2008

Some Asthma Drugs Too Risky, FDA Told

WASHINGTON (Dec. 11) - Government health advisers Thursday called for restrictions on some long-acting asthma drugs, but spared Advair, a top-selling medication used by millions of patients.

Outside experts advising the Food and Drug Administration recommended that Foradil and Serevent no longer be used for asthma. But they said the benefits of Advair and Symbicort clearly outweigh the risks.

All the medications contain an ingredient that relaxes muscles around stressed airways. But that may mask symptoms that can trigger life-threatening asthma attacks. Advair and Symbicort contain a second ingredient that reduces inflammation inside breathing passages and may help patients avoid such problems.

The FDA's own drug safety experts had recommended restrictions on all four drugs, including that none of them be used to treat asthmatic children. But the agency's respiratory specialists said the risks were manageable and no curbs were needed.

With its own experts deadlocked, the FDA called in an unusually large panel of 27 outside advisers. The medical and scientific experts said Advair and Symbicort should continue to be used with all patients, including children. The vote on Advair was 27-0; on Symbicort it was 26-0. On Foradil nine voted "yes" and 18 said "no," with a "no" vote meaning the risks were greater than the benefits. For Serevent the vote was 10-17.

The FDA usually follows the recommendations of its outside experts.
About 22 million people in the United States suffer from asthma, which claims nearly 3,600 lives. Children account for nearly one out of every three patients. An FDA analysis showed that the risks of long-acting asthma medications were greater in children.

The four medications contain a kind of drug called a long-acting beta agonist, or LABA. It relaxes the muscles around stressed airways to help patients breathe.

In recent years, millions of asthma patients have turned to the long-acting drugs to help them breathe more normally, allowing adults to get nights of uninterrupted sleep, and kids, for instance, to join a soccer team. Advair dominates the market, with almost 4 million patients.

But in rare cases, the drugs can increase the risk of serious asthma complications and send patients to the emergency room gasping for air.

Some experts believe that using a LABA alone can mask developing symptoms, and unexpectedly get patients in trouble. That's why treatment guidelines call for LABA medications to be used with a steroid. Asthma patients also carry a "rescue" inhaler for emergencies.

Bottom line: Unless it is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY, do not pump your body full of drugs, especially steroids, as they can kill you.

If you suffer from severe asthma, emergecy inhalers are far safer and more efffective than prophylactic steroids.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


(WebMD) This year's flu shot was only 44% effective, a new study suggests - the least effective flu vaccine in a decade.

The findings come from a study of 616 Wisconsin residents who came down with flu-like illnesses during the peak of the flu season. Study findings appear in today's issue of the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

In good years, flu vaccines are 70% to 90% effective in preventing confirmed cases of flu bad enough to cause a person to seek medical attention. This year's vaccine appears to be the least effective since the 1997-1998 flu season, when the vaccine was about 50% effective. Two of the 2007-2008 flu vaccine's three components didn't match most of the flu viruses circulating this flu season.

This season's predominant flu bugs have been the mismatched type A H3N2 and type B H3N2 strains. The H3/N2 component was only a partial mismatch, cutting the vaccine's effectiveness against type A flu to 58%. The type B flu component did not match at all - and the vaccine seems to have had no effect against this bug.

In a commentary on the studies in the same journal, Paul Glezen of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston pointed out that in spite of the leap in vaccination rates among older people from 30% to 67% between 1989 and 1997, "mortality and hospitalisation rates continued to increase rather than decline".

Yet, despite the fact that the flu vaccine is less than half effective when given, even for the proper strains of flu, we are sold a bill of goods that our children need the vaccine as preschoolers.

In all of 2007, only 6 children in the U.S. died of flu-related illnesses, and most had other additional life threatening illnesses to boot. Compare that to the 50,000,000 vaccines given and the possible side effects, it gives credence to the segment of society that believes flu vaccines in children are unnecessary, dangerous, and just another example where the drug companies are forcing public policy.

Vaccination, lead by the Flu Vaccine in children, rakes in over 100 billion dollars for Big Pharma yearly

Friday, October 17, 2008

Vaccine Foes Rally for Bill

Four-month-old Gianna DiFiglia died only two days after being injected with four different vaccines at a routine doctor visit.

Thursday, her mother, Patricia DiFiglia of Hackettstown, stood on the State House steps with a picture of her daughter in the air, underlined by the words "Murder," protesting mandatory children vaccinations.

The issue has come to a head since New Jersey became the first in the nation to require annual flu shots for preschoolers last month. DiFiglia said she is scared to let her two other children get the mandatory shots, but the decision is difficult because schools mandate the vaccinations.
"I really want the choice without fail to be able to say no, especially with the flu shot," said DiFiglia, 41. "It's just ludicrous that they are mandating it in New Jersey."

DiFiglia was one parent in a passionate crowd of 200 adults and children rallying for the passage of a bill allowing for conscientious objection exemptions to mandatory vaccinations. Many in the crowd held up signs saying "Our Kids, Our Choice," or "Mother Knows Best."

Those opposing the mandatory vaccinations say parents should have ultimate say on what shots their children get and that chemicals in the vaccines can cause serious neurological disorders, such as autism.
Health officials strongly oppose such exemptions, saying they would open the door for widespread disease. They view vaccines as a great advancement in medicine that has eliminated diseases such as polio.
"Vaccines have really changed the face of medicine," said Lawrence Frenkel, a physician at the Children's Hospital at St. Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick. "It has saved millions of lives and prevented countless epidemics of horrible, deadly disease."

New Jersey last month became the first state to require annual flu shots for preschoolers and approved three additional required vaccinations. All told, children need 11 disease-related vaccinations, some requiring multiple doses, to enter day care or preschool in the state, state Department of Health and Senior Services spokeswoman Marilyn Riley said.

While 19 states have conscientious-objection laws on the books, New Jersey currently allows for exemptions only for medical or religious reasons. A hearing on the proposal was held in June, but the bill still has not been acted upon.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Object to Forced Injection of Toxins in your Baby??

Here it is, folks!!
The first attempt to allow you freedom of choice in NJ-THE MOST HEAVILY VACCINATED SPOT ON THE PLANET!

Call the legislators and voice your support!


Sponsored by:
District 39 (Bergen)
Assemblyman PETER J. BIONDI
District 16 (Morris and Somerset)
Assemblyman GARY S. SCHAER
District 36 (Bergen, Essex and Passaic)
District 18 (Middlesex)
Assemblyman JON M. BRAMNICK
District 21 (Essex, Morris, Somerset and Union)

Co-Sponsored by:
Assemblyman McKeon, Assemblywomen Oliver, Voss, Wagner, Assemblyman Rooney, Assemblywoman Stender, Assemblymen Doherty, Vas, Chiappone, Greenwald, Merkt, Assemblywoman Cruz-Perez, Assemblyman Rudder, Assemblywoman Handlin, Assemblymen Prieto, Rumana, Chiusano and Assemblywoman McHose

Provides for conscientious exemption to mandatory immunizations.

Introduced Pending Technical Review by Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

HAND-TO-MOUTH DISEASE: The True Cause of Fatness

Yes, there is a direct correlation between putting food in your mouth and gaining weight!

No, folks, it's not an old wives's tale. There is an honest to God connection with eating and weight gain. If you go back a few posts and read my rant about people beginning to photosynthesize like plants, you'll understand my frustration and, thus, this current rant.

As a card carrying member of the National Weight Loss Registry , a food scientist, Nutrition Professor, and overall food expert, I feel comfortable with my analysis that eating too much contributes to fatness.

In my Weight Loss Classes at the Adult Schools in Summit, Chatham, Florham Park and Madison, (see my web site to register), I am constantly challenged by seemingly intelligent people that simply do not understand the "Hand-To-Mouth" theory of fatness. They seem to want a more complex reason as to why they simply can not maintain normal weight. "There must be some hormonal imbalance..."; "I am big-boned......"; "I eat too many carbs..."; "Dr. Phil said to love myself more...";

No, folks, the answer is simple: You suffer from "Hand-to-Mouth Disease". There is hope!! Try one of the following:

1. Close the mouth more often.

2. Restrict your hand to within 1 foot of the mouth.

3. Avoid bending the elbow.

4. Buy only the food that you dislike, and keep plenty of it around.

5. Only go to terrible restaurants with bad food.

If all else fails, hire a personal trainer and nutritionist. Then, join an expensive gym; join Jenny Craig; Zone Chefs, and buy all the hokey diet books you can carry.

Perhaps then you will not have enough money to buy too much food .


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Why Teach Our Kids to Eat Right When We Can DRUG THEM INSTEAD!!

Putting Fat Children On Lipitor...

What follows is an excerpt from an article from the NY Times about the new drug induced threat to our children and our lives!

Even though I, (and other intellligent doctors), have been screaming for years that statins are unnecessary, even possibly harmful for all other than a select few adults. That they DO NOT prevent heart attacks directly, and even if they do lower your serum cholesterol, other genetic and environmental health factors are more important in cutting heart disease risk....

Now, we get THIS: Why not teach our very, very young toddlers and children that it's OK to be overweight; eat poorly, and don't do any exercise or physical activity. Just get obese and we can put you on these nice cholesterol drugs, along with your Ritalin, Prednisone for your slight cold, etc. THEN FOR THE REST OF YOUR YOUNG LIFE WE WILL TRY AND CONVINCE YOU NOT TO TAKE RECREATIONAL DRUGS!!

For a full excerpt of the article, go to:

8-Year-Olds on Statins? A New Plan Quickly Bites Back

This aggressive new recommendation for warding off heart disease in some children has stirred a furious debate among pediatricians since the American Academy of Pediatrics issued it on Monday.

While some doctors applauded the idea, others were incredulous. In particular, these doctors called attention to a lack of evidence that the use of the cholesterol-lowering drugs, called statins, in children would prevent heart attacks later in life.

“What are the data that show this is helpful preventing heart attacks?” asked Dr. Darshak Sanghavi, a pediatric cardiologist and assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. “How many heart attacks do we hope to prevent this way? There’s no data regarding that.”
Nor, Dr. Sanghavi added, are there data on the possible side effects of taking statins for 40 or 50 years.

Other doctors said the recommendation would distract from common-sense changes in diet and exercise, which are also part of the new guidelines.

Friday, June 20, 2008

The Fatal Senior Moment...

Just another case where the side effects are worse than what is being treated!

The Food and Drug Administration warned doctors Monday that prescribing a certain group of psychiatric drugs to seniors suffering from dementia can increase their risk of death.

Antipsychotic drugs are approved to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disease, but doctors frequently prescribe them to treat elderly patients with dementia. FDA's announcement was an update to a 2005 action, when regulators added warnings about increased heart attacks and pneumonia to drugs called atypical antipsychotics.

The medicines include blockbusters like Eli Lilly & Co.'s Zyprexa and Johnson & Johnson's Risperdal. FDA said Monday those same risks apply to 11 older drugs known as typical antipsychotics, including Pfizer's Navane and Endo Pharmaceutical's Moban. The drugs were developed in the 1950s and have largely been replaced by the newer medications, which are believed to have fewer side effects, such as tremors.

Under FDA's orders, both drug types will now carry boxed warnings — the most serious a drug can carry — describing their risks to dementia patients. Analysts did not expect the announcement to negatively impact drug company earnings because the original antipsychotics are available as low-cost generics.

Federal officials have repeatedly urged doctors not to medicate seniors unnecessarily. Despite such warnings, health professionals continue to prescribe psychiatric drugs "off-label," or for uses that have not been approved by FDA. About 20 percent of seniors in nursing homes who receive antipsychotics have not been diagnosed with psychiatric problems, according to data released by Medicare earlier this year.

While FDA regulates the approval and marketing of drugs, doctors are free to use their judgment when prescribing drugs. The agency based its decision on two studies of a combined 65,000 seniors which showed those taking antipsychotics were more likely to die than those not on the drugs. Agency officials said it's not clear why antipsychotics hasten death. Scientists also could not determine from the data whether one group carries greater dangers than the other."We've struggled with this decision but we ultimately decided the data are strong enough to expand this label to drugs in both classes," said Thomas Laughren, director of FDA's psychiatric drug division.

The agency stressed there is "no approved drug for the treatment of dementia-related psychosis," and recommended doctors consider other treatment options." A lot of the things can be done to help change one's environment so elderly patients can be more oriented and engaged," said Dr. Eric Hollander, a professor at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.

Many of the behavioral problems seen in seniors can be improved with simple, daily routines that patients can follow, Hollander said.

(Yes-like eating right, exercising...that stuff)

Saturday, June 7, 2008

MILK: Breakfast of Chumpians

Don't Be Misled By Dairy Ads

According to a review of the published scientific literature, claims that low-fat dairy products or calcium can help people lose weight are untrue. Neither dairy products in general nor calcium intake promote weight loss.

Out of 49 clinical trials, 41 showed no effects of diary or calcium on weight, two showed an increase in body weight with a dairy regimen, and one showed a lower rate of weight gain. Only five showed weight loss.

An association between calcium or dairy intake and weight loss has been seen in some "observational" studies, possibly due to other factors such as increased exercise, cutting out high-calorie foods with little nutritional value, or other diet changes.

The key here: Milk is a human allergy producing breast milk for baby cows. You are being sold a total bill of goods if you believe that you either need or benefit from dairy products. To learn more, visit Dr. Sally Rockwell's website and order her book: "Calcium witout the Cow"


Monday, May 5, 2008

Where's the TOXIC MERCURY today?


Efforts on the political level to remove mercury from flu vaccinations for children are apparently again going by the wayside. Even though the US Senate and House of Representatives have passed a measure to remove this substance from vaccines, President Bush says the Bill removing it will receive his veto.

The item in question is the mercury-based preservative known as Thimerosal. This is drawing concern from groups involved in the protection of children who point to growing evidence that this element is a leading cause of autism and other severe neurological problems.

The flu vaccination continues to be manufactured with mercury and is recommended for all pregnant women, infants and children despite warnings dating back to 2001. At that time the Institute of Medicine recommended against exposing these same sensitive groups to vaccines containing Thimerosal.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, one in every six women of childbearing age in the United States already has blood levels of mercury high enough to cause neurological damage to their unborn children due to environmental factors alone.

The child protection group known as SafeMinds and members of the Autism community are outraged by the President’s announced intention to veto the bill, calling his decision both “irresponsible and dangerous.” (The Coalition for SafeMinds is a nonprofit group working to investigate and raise awareness of risks to infants and children from mercury injections.)

“Injecting even more mercury into the bodies of pregnant women, infants and children when it is not a necessary component of vaccines is just bad medicine,” said Lyn Redwood, president of SafeMinds. Redwood is the parent of a mercury-injected child.
“It defies logic that a flu vaccine must be disposed of as hazardous waste if it is not used, but somehow injecting the same mercury-containing vaccine into a baby is safe.”

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

RED ALERT!! Humans found to miraculously become plants!

It's been far too long since the last post, so I thought it would be a good time to vent once again.

I can not believe that I just had another patient that was over 100 pounds overweight who said: "I really don't eat anything; I have no idea why I am gaining weight these days."

Well, as I prepare to teach my adult school class tonight at the Adult School of Chatham, Madison and Florham Park, I know that I will re-visit this subject of human photosynthesis.

Yes, Mrs. Plant, it is possible to gain weight without eating. As a matter of fact, once you read my new book, Dr. Phil's Quick Way to Becoming a Plant and Photosynthesising, you, too will learn the secrets of turning carbon dioxide, sunlight, water, and minerals into sugar! That's right! You will NEVER need to actually eat again! Just drink some water, stand in the soil in the sunlight, and, presto! Your making your own internal food!

As a matter of fact....if it rains enough, and you get enough sunshine, you will be producing enough of your own food that you will start to gain more and more weight....ALL WITHOUT EATING A THING!

That's right, folks, once you've mastered Dr. Phil's technique of becoming a plant, you'll soon be overweight and never have to open your mouth...

Here's just a few advantages to being a plant:

1. NO EXERCISING-EVER! That's right! Now that you are a plant, you have roots and can't move, so there's no need to do that bothersome aerobics or yoga.

2. NO HUMAN DISEASE! That's true, too! Forget colds & flu, stomach upset, or erectile dysfunction....just look out for those aphids and spider mites...YEECGHH!

3. SAVE ON GAS! Yes-since you can't move anyway, there's no need for a car-as a matter of fact, there's no need for money, so...

4. NO MORE WORK! That's right! Your contributing to the ecosystem and Universe so well as a plant, that all you need do is photosynthesize, and you actually PRODUCE oxygen!

Hooray for you, Mrs. Plant!


Friday, April 4, 2008

Selling Sickness

You’re a publicly traded company. Analysts around the world monitor your stock. Your mandate is to produce a return on the investment made by millions of stockholders. If you fit this description and you manufacture and market drugs, you want as many “sick” people as possible.

If you sell blood pressure medicine, a way to sell more is to constantly lower the threshold of when someone has high blood pressure and supposedly “needs” your medication.

If you sell cholesterol-lowering drugs, you can sell more if you can lower the standard used to ascertain that someone has high cholesterol and has a cholesterol-lowering drug “shortage.”

If you sell medication to artificially alleviate the symptoms of poor digestion, you give it a name (how about acid reflux disease?) and hire a well-known celebrity (who doesn’t use the drug) to tout its benefits. And you sell more drugs. Stockholders are happy.

Many fall victim to the marketing trap set by these huge corporations. Think about it. Their profits come from selling drugs, not curing disease.
Turning more and more aspects of living, whether occasional depression, social anxiety, attention deficit or other symptoms, into a disease or medical condition sells more drugs. Wall Street knows that there’s a lot of money to be made by telling healthy people they’re sick.

You don’t have a drug shortage. Symptoms are merely signs something isn’t working correctly. What controls how your body works? Your nervous system, the true focus of chiropractic care. If you know someone who has been “sold” sickness, encourage them to find out about safe, natural and side-effect-free chiropractic care.

Health Angel

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Save Me from Antibiotic Hell!!

As I write this this morning, millions upon millions of people are needlessly taking antibiotics for viral illnesses.

Now, mind you-I am definitely an antibiotic supporter. They have been life savers in many situations. Ever since I saw the movie in grade school on Lister's life and work, I was enthralled by the prospect that there was a time when the world knew nothing of "germs". Well, we know a lot more now, so why do MD's still allow their adult patients to take so many antibiotics when they know they are useless?

The American Academy of Pediatrics wised up many years ago when they realized that parents refused to leave Pediatrician's offices without a prescription for an antibiotic. They want eda pill to stop their kid's runny nose whether the doc thought it was needed or not. (Heck-isn't that what they were investing their time and hard earned money in to be there? WHERE'S MY KID'S DRUGS!!??).

They, The Academy, decided it was time to put a stop to this nonsense. They put out a policy paper that instructed Pediatricians not to give any more antibiotic prescriptions for non-bacterial illnesses-PERIOD!

Now, to the adults: If I see one more patient in my office who tells me: "Well, I went to my MD and he FINALLY gave me an antibiotic. As soon as I started to take it, I felt better!"...I think I am going to go bananas!

Don't you all understand? It is PSYCHOSOMATIC!! You feel better because you are making yourself feel better! You believe you feel better, so you do! It's called THE BODIES ABILITY TO HEAL ITSELF, and your psyche is finally giving in to it.

Consider this:

1. ALL colds, bronchitis, coughs, even the flu are caused by VIRUSES, not bacteria. ANTIBIOTICS ARE USELESS!

2. Studies in Europe have shown that taking antibiotics may actually reduce your immune system's ability to fight viruses. That's right! You are making the problem WORSE!

3. Over use of antibiotics by misinformed adults is producing strains of SUPER BUGS-Bacteria that we can not control. Consider the killer Staph infections lately...Toxic Shock....the return of Tuberculosis! All caused by YOU over using antibiotics.

What should you do when you feel a cold coming on? I have always believed that it is a depressed immune system, not the presence of the virus alone, that causes viral infections.

Feel the sniffles? Rest, eat well-stay regular with your chiropractic adjustments....and get some more rest. Your body will do the work...and heal itself.

Health Angel

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Maybe Money makes the Drugs Go Round!

As I read further in today's newz, I see that the Vytorin debacle is a bigger problem for Merck and Schering than the "suicide phenomenon" with Singulair, (read last post).

It seems that stock holders are dropping the stock faster than Brad dropped Jen! It only goes to prove that money talks and Shinola walks. ( I never really saw Shinola, but I assume it looks like what I find at the bottom of my son's Baby Bjorn potty). Have to speak to Cramer about this one...Why would we be concerned with health when we have money?

Medicine is killing us. Slowly, methodically....

Health Angel

Friday, March 28, 2008

Suicidal Allergies!

Hey-Just when I thought it was safe to go outside and smell the flowers, I realized that I should kill myself first...

Wait a minute. Wait just a suicidal moment....Did I take Singulair?

Poor Merck & Co. Just after finalizing a class action suit against them for their Vioxx mess, coping with it's Vytorin failure, and preparing for the back lash from the Fosomax fall out, they are hit with this today: "The FDA Announces that it believes Merck's Singulair allergy medicine causes people to commit suicide!"

Now, I don't know about you, but I prefer seasonal allergy's itchy nose and watery eyes to DEATH! ( I am sure most women prefer having monthly periods instead of quarterly ones to cancer and death as well, but that's a matter for another post...)

Singulair, (which accounts for $4.3 billion in sales this year alone), is one of the most prescribed and highly marketed asthma and allergy drugs..we await the FDA's findings, but Merck has already included :"....suicidal thinking and behaviors..." to it's list of possible side effects on the label of Singulair.

Gee....and I thought constipation was bad! Yeesh...

As the title says, medicine's side effects are many times worse that the problem they are treating.

Why not try safe, effective, green and holistic Chiropractic instead? None of the patients kills themselves after an adjustment, I promise!

Health Angel

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Food, Fat and You...

I am constantly amazed at the myriad lies people accept as truth when it comes to food, nutrition, and weight loss.

In my class on Monday, April 7, at the Adult School of Chatham, Madison and Florham Park, (, I will try and dispel some of the rumors and misinformation concerning why people gain weight and have poor health due to what they eat.

The latest bunch of bunk concerns a study that showed that artificially sweetened soft drinks actually make you gain more weight. The conclusion was based on the flawed interpretation of the study. Yes, by fooling your brain into thinking you are eating sugar, your body will still crave the real sugar due to the fact that the artificial sweetener will not change your brain-blood sugar level even though it tastes sweet.

What they then jump to conclude is: Since you still want the real sugar, you end up having the sugary one anyway and now you drank 2 soft drinks: One with sugar and one with artificial sweetener.

I say this: If you drank water, seltzer, or an artificially sweetened beverage, you are still saving your body from the empty 150-400 calories. Period.

Remember: All of the studies that push you to take more drugs; eat more crap food; and pile on more sweets are financed by the people they serve. They are geared to drive you down the path of poor health and nutrition, and, apparently, they do their job well.

Why eat well and exercise, when you can do neither and just take drugs to mask the symptoms of poor health? Welcome to America!

Health Angel

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Poor Dennis Quaid....

Last Sunday night, 60 Minutes aired the heart-wrenching story of how a hospital mistake almost caused the death of the Quaid's newly born twin daughters.

Dennis told the story of how the mix-up occurred: It seems as though the newborns were kept at the hospital overnight because of a possible staph infection--(a hospital favorite, BTW: both the iatrogenic staff infection and wanting to keep babies "for observation" in house over night). While there, the docs kept the babies on continuous IV anti-biotics. (Welcome home, new immune system!!). Since, of course, we wouldn't want the little one's IV tubes a cloggin' by the bodies natural defenses, they were given Heparin.

Here's where the fun really began! Instead of giving the newborn babies the usual dose of 10 units of Heparin each, they gave them the adult dose of 10,000 units each!! Needless to say, the babies bodies did not like that. They bled from every pore and opening: The umbilicus, noses, ears, eyes, etc. Blood spurted out to the walls!

When the Quaids showed up the next day, the infants were near death. And get this: The hospital didn't even call the parents!! And then the staff said "...well, it's a good thing they were in the hospital when this happened..."

What?? WHAT?!!

That's the reason they almost died, you idiots!!

The Quaids have started a foundation to make the public aware that medical mistakes are very prevalent. Too little, too late, I say. It's unfortunate that something has to happen to a celebrity before anyone notices or cares. Here are the facts:

More people die each year in the United States from medical errors than from highway accidents, breast cancer or AIDS, a federal advisory panel reported this year.

The report from the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine cited studies showing between 44,000 and 98,000 people die each year because of mistakes by medical professionals.
"That's probably an underestimate for two reasons," noted Dr. Donald Berwick of the Institute of Medicine.
"One is, there are many different kinds of errors we never learn about -- even in retrospective studies -- because they are never written down. And second, these studies did not include other areas of care like home care, nursing homes and ambulatory care centers," Berwick said.

The groundbreaking report urged Congress to create a National Center for Patient Safety within the Department of Health and Human Services to set goals for avoiding medical mistakes, track progress in meeting them and to fund research on better ways to prevent such errors.

Actually, most of these involve drugs. As the title ABOVE states: MEDICINE IS KILLING US!!


Monday, March 10, 2008

Our Drinking Water is Drugged!!

A vast array of pharmaceuticals — including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones — have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans, an Associated Press investigation shows

The presence of so many prescription drugs — and over-the-counter medicines like acetaminophen and ibuprofen — in so much of our drinking water is heightening worries among scientists of long-term consequences to human health. In the course of a five-month inquiry, the AP discovered that drugs have been detected in the drinking water supplies of 24 major metropolitan areas — from Southern California to Northern New Jersey, from Detroit to Louisville, Ky.

How do the drugs get into the water?

People take pills. Their bodies absorb some of the medication, but the rest of it passes through and is flushed down the toilet. The waste water is treated before it is discharged into reservoirs, rivers or lakes. Then, some of the water is cleansed again at drinking water treatment plants and piped to consumers.

But most treatments do not remove all drug residue.And while researchers do not yet understand the exact risks from decades of persistent exposure to random combinations of low levels of pharmaceuticals, recent studies — which have gone virtually unnoticed by the general public — have found alarming effects on human cells and wildlife.

Well, is this anything new to me? Of course not! We are so over medicated and drug-dependent, fed down our throat my drug ad men, MD's, and Big Pharma, that we are ACTUALLY URINATING DRUGS! Our water is filled with this pharmaceutical residue!

What to do? Drink bottled water! I, of course, recommend Moutainwood Spring water, as spring water is filtered at the aquifer, then treated again before we drink it, but it still contains most of the important minerals we need.

Happy drinking!

Yours in health,
Health Angel

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Vaccines and Autism...So Perfect Together

When I first became a physician, I, too, was already brainwashed by my previous education and mostly conservative medical background. I simply thought the "anti-vaccine" movement among chiropractors was composed of kooks and left-wing health nuts.

Then, I educated myself. In 1981, I myself became allergic to Thimerosol which used to be the preservative in Bausch & Lomb's Contact Lens products, like saline. After investigating, I found that Thimerosol was actually MERCURY!! Yes, Mercury-the extremely toxic heavy metal that accumulates over time in the body!! You never eliminate it!

Yes-That same metal that they recently took out of all thermometers; that kills the fish and we are supposed to not even smell the VAPORS of....

Can you believe it is used to PRESERVE VACCINES???? That we inject this extremely toxic heavy metal directly into the bodies of infants hundreds of times???

Big Pharma has always denied the Thimerosol is a problem, but consider these facts:

1. There is an almost direct correlation with the rise in autism to the rise in the number of required vaccines since the 1960's.

2. In populations that do not vaccinate, like the Amish, there are almost NO cases of autism!

3. Even though they continually denied it was a problem, Big Pharma has systematically and deliberately been removing Thimerosol from vaccines over the last few years with no explained reason or press about it. Hmmmmm....

4. Refer back a few posts. NJ requires more vaccines for infants than any state!!

What do you think??

Health Angel

Monday, March 3, 2008

Did You Die from the Bird Flu yet?

Has your doctor encouraged you to get a flu shot? Perhaps you've heard dire predictions of the "worst flu season in years" and want to make sure you're protected? Well, here's the rub: Flu shots are neither as safe nor effective as you've been lead to believe.

It turns out the government and certain interested parties have worked very hard to convince you the flu vaccine is your best protection against the flu. And that just isn't true. In fact, most of what you've been told about the vaccine is a myth.

A special research alert from the researchers at the Health Sciences Institute (HSI) debunks those myths with the facts. For example, you've probably seen this very scary (but not quite true) statistic put out by the CDC: "The flu kills 36,000 people each year

The facts are quite different, however. When the HSI research team dug deeper they found that, according to a 2005 report from the CDC itself, influenza (the flu) is listed as a cause of death for just 1,806 people in the US. The big, scary 36,000 number is a result of lumping deaths from pneumonia into the CDC's flu-related death statistic, but pneumonia kills roughly 50 times more people on an annual basis than the flu. And the flu vaccine has absolutely no preventative or protective effect against pneumonia.

And that's just one of the facts surrounding the flu shot you need to know. For example:

Does the flu shot protect against all strains of the flu? NO! Only 2 or 3 of 100's
Does the flu shot contain unsafe ingredients (like mercury and anti-freeze)? YES! It STILL contains Mercury in most cases
Why does the CDC push the flu shot so aggressively? BIG PHARMA
Does the flu shot save lives? Not many, if any.
There are safe, natural ways to protect you from getting the flu - no vaccine needed. They are called HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CHOICES!

Can you believe any scientific studies done by drug companies?

After I finished teaching my class on Weight Loss and Nutrition at the Summit Adult School last Thursday night, I heard another disturbing "scientific study" on the use of supplements on the radio.

Of course, the big drug companies hate that we are trying to keep ourselves healthy through diet, exercise, and chiropractic-they want us to stay sick and take drugs. So anything, like vitamins, that might help save your life become an "evil doer" in their eyes.

This study stated, "Research has shown....blah, blah, blah......that cancer risk can not be improved by supplements.....". Now, get this: "The study followed several 2-pack-a-day smokers over 3 years; some who took Vitamin A and others that did not. Their conclusion: Vitamin A did not prevent lung cancer in either group..."

What?? WHAT!!!???

That's like saying: "We took 2 groups of men. One group put on rain hats; the other did not. Then, we dropped both groups in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean from a Boeing 747 head-first. There was little difference in the wetness of either group's head after 3 years in the water. Our conclusion: Rain hats will not keep men's heads dry..."

Look, let's call a spade a spade. You can't stop a bullet with a breadboard on your chest, but I bet it would increase your chances of survival ever so slightly...that's what they were doing by taking Vitamin A. (Heck, if the study scientists had invested as much time into having the men actually QUIT SMOKING, who knows?).

No-don't take vitamins. Don't eat right. Don't exercise. But if your artificial heart kills more humans than it helps and you need a good paying job, Lipitor needs a new spokesperson-QUICK!


Saturday, March 1, 2008

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New Vaccines for infants??

Day 2 of our blog...

I am sitting here reeling from the news that my home state, good ole' over-taxed NJ, is the first state in the nation to require the flu vaccine for infants, along with Hep-B and a slew of other potent concoctions. They are trying for the HPV vaccine for infants, too!

Of course, I want my 1 week old infant protected from sexually transmitted diseases! God only knows what could be happening "behind the scenes" in those infant bars and clubs! You can never trust a nursery these days....

And, many infants die of HEP-B infections, (maybe 3 or 4 in all of 2001), which is also usually sexually transmitted, that we should subject 5,000,000 infants to the potentially dangerous vaccine!

What do you think?

Now mind you, that is beside the fact that most flu vaccines are still Thimerosol, (read that MERCURY), preserved.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Our First Blogging Day

Well , this is our first day of our new blog! I am going to concentrate on getting you healthy, as our motto is: "Your Better Health Is Our Only Concern"

As the title sugests, we should be the healthiest nation on Earth...but we are NOT. Why is that? Is it because we simply do not understand what makes us healthy and keeps us that way? Is it because we take too many drugs and don't eat well and exercise more? What do you think?