Monday, March 3, 2008

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!


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