22 Disturbing Facts Big Pharma Doesn’t Want You To Know

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TheBreakaway
Zy Marquiez
February 10, 2017

“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.”
–Marcia Angell, MD, New York Review of Books, 2009

Below follow 22 facts, each of which is individually disturbing enough, but when taken in conjunction paint a very ominous picture of the state of the medical establishment in America.

Embedded within the bowels of Big Pharma lie little known details most individuals are unaware of.

Most of these details rarely get reported by the mainstream media, and when they do, the slant is always in favor of Big Pharma, and if not, what the individual gets is a limited hang out, which barely even amounts to the ghost of the truth.

The following are some of the many issues that do not get to see the light of day, but should be spoken at length about:

#1: Did you know that the FDA frequently misleads the public regarding long term studies and health?

According to Dr. Peter Breggin, in his landmark book Toxic Psychiatry [review here]:

“People assume that FDA approval and the widespread distribution of a drug – with many patients taking it for months or years – means that longterm studies have found it safe in regard to side effects, drug interactions, dependency, addition, and withdrawal.  Thus, FDA approval grossly misleads the public, lulling it into an unfounded security.

The PDR admits that Prozac’s effectiveness has not been tested in controlled trials of “more than 5 or 6 weeks” and that “long-term” usefulness has therefore not been demonstrated.”[Bold Emphasis Added][1]

#2: Did you know that the U.S. and New Zealand are the only countries which allow drug companies to advertise directly to consumers?

Prior to 1997, there was a ban in place that restricted pharmaceuticals from advertising to consumers – known as drug-to-consumer-advertising, or DTCA- but this ban was removed, to the detriment of the populace.[2]

Why is this important?  Because that law was in place to protect individuals from the highly specialized, and yet misleading advertising of all drugs.

#3:  The great majority of prescription drugs sold is due to DTCA.  As Dr. Kelly Brogan notes in her landmark book, A Mind Of Your Own, The Truth About Depression [review here], in which she touches upon this specialized advertising:

“It’s been calculated that DTCA [drug-to-consumer advertising] is responsible for nearly half (49 percent) of requests for drugs.  And fully seven out of ten times doctors prescribe based on appeal by patients who learned through their computers and televisions that they have an “imbalance” that must be fixed with a pill.”[3][Bold Emphasis Added]

#4:  Coupled with the already disturbing above information, and with prescription drugs being doled out at 4 Billion per annum[4], it’s no wonder that Medical Errors are the third leading cause of death.[5]According to a new John Hopkins study, which is covered by the Washington Post:

“Their analysis, published in the BMJ on Tuesday [, shows that ‘medical errors’ in hospitals and other health care facilities are incredibly common and may now be the third leading cause of death in the United States — claiming 251,000 lives every year, more than respiratory disease, accidents, stroke and Alzheimer’s.”[6][Click here for the study named Medical Error – The Third Leading Cause Of Death In The US]

#5:  Unsurprisingly, given how Big Pharma & Big Medica have had no qualms in overstepping traditional boundaries, it’s no wonder that in many instances money from pharmaceutical companies sway Doctors’ prescriptions, which shows the serious conflict of interest.[7]

As Dr. Mercola elucidates:

“Not only was the receipt of drug-company money associated with a higher percentage of brand-name drug prescriptions, but the prescriptions rose with the amount of money received.”[Bold Emphasis Added]

#6:  Did you know, the FDA only requires two studies for drugs to be approved?

“…only two studies are required for FDA licensure of most pharmaceuticals, essentially leaving the population to participate in a post-marketing experiment in which adverse effects – casualties – are monitored passively.  It’s a fabrication of science to think these drugs have a place in medicine, what is meant to be the art of healing.”[8]

But there’s more.  Most drug research is in fact short term.  Dr. Brogan cautions:

Their patients have never consented to the long-term effects of these medications because pharmaceutical research is, by nature, short term.  There is no incentive on the part of the pharmaceutical companies to take a good look at what happens to the average individual when she takes a medication for a decade or so.”[9][Bold Emphasis Added]

#7:  This hyper-drugging of the populace has lead to prescription drugs in fact being 16,400% deadlier than terrorists.  But you won’t hear that in the mainstream media.[10]

#8:  Not only is our corrupt for-health for-profit medical system unsurprisingly the most expensive in the world[11], but our life expectancy is worse than that of a third world country.[12]

#9:  Heart surgery is 70 times more expensive in the US.[13]

#10:  Of course, with billions of prescriptions being filled yearly, it’s no wonder that 70% of Americans take prescription drugs.[14]

#11:  In fact, expensive treatment requests have predictably gotten so bad that Doctors are even calling for a ban for the duplicitous practice of DTCA.[15]

#12:  A large study, which was published in The Lancet, further debunks high cholesterol myths, admitting statin drugs are essentially worthless.[16]

#13:  Another study shows that combining multiple childhood vaccines isn’t safe, according to an article in the Journal Of American Physicians and Surgeons.[17]

#14:  The same statin drugs that were found to be worthless against cholesterol, are now going to be used as anti-cancer drugs.  You can’t make this stuff up![18]

#15:  Although the US has merely 5% of the world’s population, it consumes 80% of the world’s pain killers.[19]

#16:  A great portion of this is in large part to what is called “Disease Mongering” and the creation of disease.[20]

#17:  Pharmaceutical companies Genentech and OSI Pharmaceuticals have even been caught concealing adverse effects of drugs, and were ordered to pay a $70 million dollar fine.[21]

#18:   America has the worst infant mortality rate of all developed nations.  Let that disturbing fact sink in.[22]

#19: Since 1986 Big Pharma has had liability shielding preventing it from being prosecuted for endangering public health[23].  And some wonder why the medical establishment is so corrupt.

#20: Not long ago, medical conglomerate, Pfizer, paid over $2 BILLION Dollars for criminal and civil charges due to illegally promoting the use 4 of its drugs. [24]

#21: Merely months ago, a study proving that vaccinated children are 3 times more likely to be diagnosed with autism and other neurological issues was banned from the internet.[25]

#22:  Because of all of the reasons mentioned above, and more, Americans are spending over $30 billion dollars in out-of-pocket costs on alternative health[26].  Thankfully!

This overall pattern of dwindling care, that’s overly expensive, and only serves to fill the coffers of Big Pharma will only change when individuals quit buying in to the propaganda from the medical establishment.

And for all the technology, public schooling, and billions spent, our medical system isn’t even top 3 in the world, and the statistics prove it.

Instead of purchasing health insurance, perhaps individuals should focus on attaining health assurance.

The system in its current state sees people as nothing but cash cows, and the sicker they are, the more money they make.  And they also aren’t coming up with cures since that, also, will cut into their profits.
One must wonder, seeing that they have no virtues and are willing to throw the people under the bus with lies and fraud, what else are they willing to do?

Take control of your health, while you still got time.

Education will eviscerate ignorance; nutrition will beat disease; corruption will continue to be exposed; but only if the individual chooses to make it so.

Be mindful, stay aware.

Individuals can go with the flow, and take the tides as they come, or they can choose to rise to the occasion.

Pierce the veil.

Cast light on the shadows.

And become the solution you’ve always waited for.

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Sources & References:

[1] Dr. Peter R. Breggin, M.D., Toxic Psychiatry, pp. 168-169
[2] Dr. Joseph Mercola, The Great Bird Flu Hoax, p. 39.
[3] Dr. Kelly Brogan M.D., A Mind Of Your Own – The Truth About Depression, p. 52.
[4] http://www.naturalnews.com/037226_drug_prescriptions_medical_news_pills.htm
[5] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/05/03/researchers-medical-errors-now-third-leading-cause-of-death-in-united-states/?utm_term=.d262ea291b26
[6] http://www.bmj.com/content/353/bmj.i2139
[7] http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/04/13/doctors-receiving-pharmaceutical-money.aspx
[8] Dr. Kelly Brogan M.D., A Mind Of Your Own – The Truth About Depression, p. 49.
[9] Ibid., p. 35.
[10] http://www.naturalnews.com/009278.html
[11] http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-06-22/us-healthcare-snapshot-most-expensive-yet-worst-developed-world
[12] http://www.salon.com/2013/10/22/life_expectancy_in_america_rivals_third_world_partner/
[13] http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-07-29/what-does-heart-surgery-really-cost-and-why-it-70-times-more-expensive-us
[14] http://www.cbsnews.com/news/study-shows-70-percent-of-americans-take-prescription-drugs/
[15] http://www.reuters.com/article/us-pharmaceuticals-advertising-idUSKCN0T62WT20151117
[16] http://www.naturalnews.com/054388_statin_drugs_medical_myths_Big_Pharma.html
[17] https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2016/06/14/848493/0/en/Combining-Multiple-Childhood-Vaccines-Not-Safe-According-to-Article-in-the-Journal-of-American-Physicians-and-Surgeons.html
[18] http://www.naturalnews.com/054707_statins_cancer_treatment_Big_Pharma.html
[19] http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2142481/Americans-consume-80-percent-worlds-pain-pills-prescription-drug-abuse-epidemic-explodes.html
[20] http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-larry-dossey/big-pharma-health-care-cr_b_613311.html
[21] http://edition.cnn.com/2016/06/07/health/genentech-lung-cancer-drug-settlement/index.html
[22] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2014/09/29/our-infant-mortality-rate-is-a-national-embarrassment/?utm_term=.9f6b6a036ca9
[23] http://www.nvic.org/NVIC-Vaccine-News/November-2016/end-pharma-liability-shield-protect-human-rights.aspx#_edn79
[24] http://edition.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/04/02/pfizer.bextra/
[25] http://investmentwatchblog.com/study-proving-vaccines-cause-autism-banned-from-internet/
[26] http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/06/22/study-americans-spend-billions-non-conventional-health-approaches/86200430/

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Book Review: Seeds Of Deception – Exposing Industry & Government Lies About The Safety Of The Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating by Jeffrey M. Smith

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BreakawayConsciousness
Zy Marquiez
August 18, 2016

Seeds Of Deception – Exposing Industry & Government Lies About The Safety Of The Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating by Jeffrey M. Smith is a relentless foray into the veil of deception obfuscating genetically modified food that has been cast by Big Biotech companies like Monsanto & Co.

Seeds Of Deception is chock-full of hundreds of references that eviscerate the conventional narrative in very incisive ways.  These countless examples shown by the author poignantly point out many of the issues that genetic engineering of organisms is fraught with.

A snippet into some of the inherent issues that plague genetically engineered foods mentioned in the book involve code scramblers, messing up the host’s normal DNA, horizontal gene transfer and antibiotic resistance, gene silencing, environmental influences, turning on your genes, waking sleeping viruses, cancer and more safety issues that are highly unknown in society.

Regarding cancer, in fact, Smith elaborates:

“The CaMV light switch and other viral promoters used in GM crops can also activate other, non-viral genes in species where it “happens to be transferred,” says Ho and others.  “One consequence of such inappropriate over-expression of genes may be cancer.”  Stanely Ewen, one of Scotland’s leading experts in tissue diseases, agrees.  He says that CaMV promoter “could affect stomach and colonic lining by causing a growth factor effect with the unproven possibility of hastening cancer formation in those organs.”[1][Bold Emphasis Added]

Not only are the health issues involved with genetically modified organisms [GMOs] detailed at length, but the author goes beyond that to cover the downright corruption that is taking place between Big Biotech and government as best exemplified by the revolving door between Monsanto and the FDA.  Coupled with that is the fact that many of the scientists that are working behind the scenes are also board members of Big Biotech companies in a classic conflict of interest scenario.

In fact, FDA corruption was so bad that hundreds of scientists either quit or retired.

Detailed below:

“FDA veterinarian Richard Burroughs described the changes he saw.  “There seemed to be a trend in the place toward approval at any price  It went from a university-like setting where there was independent scientific review to an atmosphere of “approve, approve, approve.”  He said, “the thinking is, ‘How many things can we approve this year?’ Somewhere along the way they abdicated their responsibility to the public welfare.”[2][Bold Emphasis Added]

FDA corruption is actually trenchantly detailed throughout the length of the book.

Not only that, but as Smith soberingly mentions:

“Research in the Journal of American Medical Association revealed that study of cancer drugs funded by non-profit groups were eight times more likely to reach unfavorable conclusions as the studies funded by the pharmaceutical companies.  Or consider the case of the genetically modified sweetener aspartame: About 165 peer-reviewed studies were conducted on it by 1995.  They were divided almost evenly between those that found no problem and those that raised questions about the sweetener’s safety.  Of those studies that found no problem, 100% were paid for by the manufacturer of the sweetener.  All of the studies paid for by non-industry and non-government sources raised question.  The manufacturer of the sweetener, by the way, is GD Searly, which was a wholly owned subsidiary of Monsanto during that period.”[3][Emphasis Added]

Moving forward, a very much appreciated portion of the book comes at the end of it.  Smith makes it a point to outline many of the resources available to individuals in regards to this disturbing topic.  That just might be worth the price of the book alone given the many dangers inherent therein.

Regardless, even without that, the book showcases extensive evidence of GMO dangers that individuals should be cognizant of.  This book helps individuals view what the reality is regarding this propaganda-laden topic.  Not only that, but evidence continues being amassed that only buttresses Smith’s concerns.

The question is now, what will you as an individual do about it?

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Sources:

[1]Jeffrey M. Smith, Seeds Of Deception, pg. 65.
[2]Ibid., pg. 142.
[3]Ibid., pg.  41-42.

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If you want more information, please watch the documentaries:

Seeds Of Death – Unveiling The Lies Of GMOs
Genetic Roulette: The Gamble Of Our Lives

Book Review: Overdosed America – The Broken Promise Of American Medicine by Dr. John Abramson M.D.

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BreakawayConsciousness
Zy Marquiez
June 29, 2016

“Probably as much as 75% of the medicine of sickness is unnecessary and its cost can be avoided.”
–  Dr. Ghislaine Lanctot, Author Of The Medical Mafia

” One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.”
William Osler, M.D.

This is my first glance at Dr. Abramson’s work, and it did not disappoint.

Overdo$ed America – The Broken Promise Of American Medicine By John Abramson M.D., does an exceptional job of eviscerating what the conventional medical establishment has been doing for an extremely long time: misrepresenting medical data at the expense of the American populace’s health and well being.

Abramson’s foray into the heart of the medical establishment is something to behold.  He does what nigh no one within his field does, or even the mainstream establishment does, which is hone in on duplicitous dealings of the Medical Industrial Complex in many ways.

From manipulation of statistics, to scientific information that is highly inaccurate, no stone is unturned in this journey into the web of medical deception.

The foray of Dr. Abramson is reminiscent of the work of Dr. Brogan in her landmark book, A Mind Of Your Own – The Truth About Depression, and Dr. Breggin in his phenomenal book Toxic Psychiatry.

Both of those books destroy any semblance of reality within the psychiatric/medical establishment.  Abramson did the same in respect to prescription drugs, and in an extraordinary way.

The data collated within the doors of this book help individuals see the many intricacies that are unknown today.

Not only did the FDA allow in 1981 the drug companies to change the direct-to-consumer [DTC] advertising rules, allowing the pharmaceuticals to advertise to people, but they also further loosened the restrictions in 1997, opening the flood gates.

Therein began the normalization of advertising and drugs within the American landscape, which happens to be illegal in every country in the world except two: New Zealand and the United States.  That fact should give incisive folks pause.

Furthermore, the author delves into the pharmaceutical disasters that were Paxil, Celebrex, Vioxx, HRT, and more, but he doesn’t stop there.  Abramson also deconstructs how the supply side of medical care functions, and how it often increases costs, but not the benefits of health.

Another noteworthy point is the fact that the cholesterol guidelines are delved into at length, as the author covers many of the issues plaguing those guidelines.

There is a lot more covered by the author, and he also mentions some sensible solutions that can be carried out by individuals and the establishment.

All in all, this is a top-down analysis of a great portion of the issues plaguing conventional medicine, and why American’s health care costs have increased, but health has remained stagnant.

If you care about your health, or that of a loved one, society, solutions, and/or the intricacies of medicine et al., consider this compulsory reading.  The fact people don’t know about this information is costing lives, in the hundreds of thousands, and that’s not an exaggeration. 

Preventable medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the United States, at over 400,000 deaths a year.  This book harpoons directly into the heart of the matter, and not knowing this information in the age of information is akin to willingly choosing ignorance when solutions are at hand in various modalities.

Book Review: Toxic Psychiatry – Peter R. Breggin, M.D.

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BreakawayConsciousness
Zy Marquiez
June 12, 2016

World renown Harvard-trained psychiatrist, author, and researcher Dr. Peter R. Breggin, M.D. unleashes a tour de force in his book Toxic Psychiatry that blows an enormous hole into conventional mainstream medical thought.

Dr. Breggin completely eviscerates the mainstream ‘chemical imbalance’ garbage that has been spewed for decades, and he does so in a logical, caring, and unprecedented manner.

The book to me is highly reminiscent of Dr. Brogans recent landmark book A Mind Of Your Own – The Truth About DepressionBoth authors – Breggin & Brogan – in each of their respective books seeks to do the same: destroy the fallacy of “chemical imbalance causes depression” with mountains of scientific evidence while also showcasing some common sense solutions the individual can seek.  For that, each individual should be taken seriously and supported as much as possible.

Moving on, as Dr. Breggins book outlines rather methodically, there is no biological basis for the chemical imbalance theory of depression carried out by the mainstream psychiatric establishment.  This is buttressed by endless data supplied by the author.

In addition, Dr. Breggin sifts through examples of drugs like Lithium, Haldol, Halcion, Prozac & Xanax breaking down study after study after study regarding these drugs and their side effects in a way that mainstream media will never do. After all, Big Pharma pays mainstream media’s bills; who else do you think pays for the tsunami of advertisement we see on TV?

Of course, many folks are on a hair trigger when it comes to solving maladies with pills, and there’s a big reason for this.  Big Pharma/Big Medica has played a megalithic role in how people view drugs, and how people have access to information regarding them.

While in other countries it is downright illegal for Big Pharma to advertise, in America, such is par for the course.  America is one of only two countries in the world that allow this unfortunately.

How does that last fact couple with Dr. Breggin’s book?

As other doctors and investigators have mentioned, it’s no coincidence that there’s been an enormous upswing in how many people take antipsychotic medications over the last few decades.  With over 30 Million Americans taking antipsychotic medications, Big Pharma & the media have been highly instrumental in getting those very individuals asking their doctors for medications.

After all, the Big Pharma advertising engine has created an unprecedented upswing in drug use where Americans now end up taking 1.4 Billion prescriptions yearly.

Disturbingly, as the Dr. Breggin attests, “People assume that FDA approval and the widespread distribution of a drug – with many patients taking it for months or years – means that long-term studies have found it safe in regard to side effects, drug interactions, dependency, addition, and withdrawal.  Thus FDA approval grossly misleads the public, lulling it into an unfounded security.

The PDR admits that Prozac’s effectiveness has not been tested in controlled trials of “more than 5 or 6 weeks” and that “long-term” usefulness has therefore not been demonstrated.”[1]

Statements such as those should make sensible individuals pause.

Of course, many of those prescriptions are still doled out by psychiatrists/psychologists in the tens of millions.

However, this book does not end up pushing a no-medication type of solution.   The author instead strives for a multi-solution approach, where he cites some examples of how other types of alternative care could help individuals if they so chose.

Ultimately, a great component of what the author recommends is fostering an atmosphere of utmost caring, which should have already taken place by now had the system not been so corrupt.

Listening, and doing so patiently would go a much longer way than prescribing most folks more prescription drugs.  Such a simple choice would solve so many inherent issues.

The system that Dr. Breggin expounds upon should be adopted, or at minimum elaborated upon.

After all, if the current Big Psych industry was doing its job, people would be getting cured, drug use would decline and not increase, and overall health would also get better.   However, we know the opposite is taking place.

Ironically, as some have stated, doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is the very definition of insanity.  To that effect, that’s exactly what the Psychiatric & Medical Establishment have been doing, and health in America has only gotten worse.

Its time for a change.  This book helps lay part of that much-needed foundation.
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Reference:

[1] Peter R. Breggin, M.D., Toxic Psychiatry,  P168-169
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P.S. For those curious about more avenues regarding health, besides Dr. Breggin, other great doctors that might be of interest to many of you would be as mentioned before Dr. Brogan, Dr. Mercola, Dr. Duzanne Humphries, Dr. Sircus, Dr. Natasha Campbell-Mcbride, Dr. Russell Blaylock, Tetyana Obukhanych Ph.D and the work of Sarah Ballantyne PhD. These people all put out very high quality information regularly and are concerned with various aspects of health. But don’t take my word for it, do your own research so you can be better informed.

The Breakaway Guide To The FDA – [Part 1]

By: Zy Marquiez
December 16, 2015

There are many agencies in power whose premise is supposedly to protect a certain aspect of your life, health for instance.  The Food and Drug Administration [FDA] happens to be one of those agencies.

By their very website their charter clearly states:

“FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.”1

Some would surmise that since the FDA – with the above maxim to boot – is a Government Agency, then it must be doing its’ job.  However, nothing could be further from the truth.

A few glaring instances of their failure to follow their very adage will be presented below.  These examples implicitly dissolve the FDA’s very dictum.

Let’s now take a gander at an excerpt from the unparalleled book 63 Documents The Government Dosn’t Want You To Read by Jesse Ventura & Dick Russell.

BackGround

Each year, more than 300,000 Americans are hospitalized and 5,000 die after consuming contaminated foods and beverages.  Recent high-profile outbreaks of foodborne illness have raised serious questions about FDA’s inspections process and its ability to protect the Nation’s food supply.  The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry requested that the Office of Inspector General [OIG] review the extent to which FDA conducts food facility inspections and identifies violations.

FDA inspects food facilities to ensure food safety and compliance with regulations. During an inspection, FDA inspectors may identify potential violations of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act as well as other applicable laws and regulations.  Based on the outcome of the inspection, FDA assigns a facility one of three classifications: official action indicated [OAI], voluntary action indicated [VAI], or no action indicated [NAI].  In addition, FDA may choose to change a facility’s initial classification to another classification under certain circumstances.

FDA relies on several approaches to determine whether a facility corrected the violations found by inspectors.  FDA may review evidence provided by a food facility describing any completed corrective actions.  FDA may also reinspect a facility to verify that corrections were made.

Findings

On average, FDA inspects less than a quarter of food facilities each year, and the number of facilities inspected has declined over time.  Between the fiscal years [FY] 2004 & 2008, FDA inspected annually an average of 24 percent of the food facilities subject to its inspection.  Except for a few instances, there are no specific guidelines that govern the frequency with which inspections should occur.  Further, the number of food facilities that FDA inspected declined between FY’s 2004 & 2008, even as the number of food facilities increased.  In addition, the number of inspections of facilities that have been desginated by FDA as “high risk” has also declined.  FDA officials noted the overall decline in FDA inspections was largely due to a decline in staffing levels.

Fifty-six percent of food facilities have gone 5 or more years without an FDA inspection.  FDA identified 51,229 food facilities that were subject to inspection and were in business from the start of FY 2004 until the end of FY 2008.  Of these, 56 percent were not inspected at all, 14 percent were inspected a single time, and the remaining 30 percent were inspected two or more times.  If FDA does not routinely inspect food facilities, it is unable to guarantee that these facilities are complying with applicable laws and regulations.

The number of facilities that received OAI classifications has declined over time.  The number of inspected facilities that received OAI classsficiations decreased from 614 in FY 204 to 283 in FY 2008.  The percentage of facilities that received OAI classifications also dropped from nearly 4 percent to nearly 2 percent during this 5-year period.  In addition, nearly three-quarters of the facilities that received OAI classifications in FY 2008 had a history of violations.  Two percent of facilities that received OAI classifications refused to grant FDA officials access to their records.

FDA took regulatory action againts 46 percent of the facilities with initial OAI classifications; for the remainder, FDA either lowered the classification or took no regulatory action.  In FY 2007, a total of 446 facilities initialy received OAI classifications.  FDA took regulatory action against 46 percent of these facilities.  For the remainder, FDA lowered the OAI classification for 29 percent and took no regulatory action for 25 percent.

For 36 percent of the facilities with OAI classifications in FY 2007, FDA took no additional steps to ensure that the violations were corrected.  In FY 2007, 280 facilities received OAI classifications that were not lowered by FDA.  For 36 percent of these facilities, FDA did not reinspect them within a year of the inspection or review other evidence provided by facilities to ensure that the violations were corrected.2

As can be gathered by the information above, the FDA has had an extremely questionable modus operandi for starters.  Their failure to act in many circumstances against violating facilities not only shows their lack of initiative to tackle issues that are imperative, but in addition also showcases the downright negligence to carry out their charter, which poses a great threat to the American public’s health.

The fact that the FDA does not also have the manpower to conduct its much needed operations is no excuse for the poor inspection performance either.

In addition to their lassitude in face of violations, the FDA has also undertaken a censorship operation in attacking walnuts, not only claiming they pose no health benefits, but also stating them to be “unapproved drugs.”3 In fact there is plentiful evidence that points to the contrary.Not only have walnuts been shown to help againts osteoporosis, but its also been shown to safeguard againts cancer.5

Now why would the FDA undertake a campaign against a food that helps fight cancer?  Was that just one case in which they attacked by ‘coincidence’ a beneficial food, or are there other examples of this?  Do they have an agenda we do not know about?  Is there additional evidence of this?  We will continue to ask questions and dig deeper into the FDA’s hazardous track record.

For now, always remember, healthy skepticism never hurt anybody.  And always make sure to do your research irrespective of topic – it can only be beneficial.

The choice is yours, always.

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Sources for this article:

[1] http://www.fda.gov/aboutfda/whatwedo/default.htm

[2] 63 Document’s The Government Does Not Want You To Read.  Jesse Ventura & Dick Russell.  Skyhorse Publishing.  New York.  2011.  p.146, 147, 148.

[3] http://www.naturalnews.com/029698_censorship_FDA.html

[4http://www.naturalnews.com/034951_walnuts_prostate_cancer_osteoporosis.html

[5] http://www.naturalnews.com/028584_walnuts_prostate_cancer.html

80+ Studies Outlining Some Of The Dangers Of Vaccinations

By: Zy Marquiez
December 14, 2015

[Editor’s Note]

Below follow a diverse link of studies that detail some of the dangers in vaccinations.

Although most of the links as of this date are currently working, a handful of links below do not work.  The links that do not work have strikethroughs running through them.  In many cases, was able to find another link that provides the same information, and that particular link is shown below the one that didn’t work.   This is so any person gathering data is still able to find said information and sift through it as needed.

If the title of the study has a strikethrough through it, then the information is not provided any longer.  The link/data is still shown in order to show the educated reader that there was at one point data in said link, but it has been erased/moved for whatever reason.  Hope that helps.
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Studies on the Dangers of Vaccine Ingredients:

Adverse events following immunization with vaccines containing adjuvants. Immunol Res, 2013

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23576057

Investigating Viruses in Cells Used to Make Vaccines; and Evaluating the Potential Threat Posed by Transmission of Viruses to Humans FDA.gov

http://www.fda.gov/biologicsbloodvaccines/scienceresearch/biologicsresearchareas/ucm127327.htm

Dangers of Aluminum Studies:

Administration of aluminium to neonatal mice in vaccine relevant amounts is associated with adverse long term neurological outcomes. Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 2013

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23932735

Aluminum adjuvant linked to gulf war illness induces motor neuron death in mice. Neuromolecular Medicine, 2007

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17114826

Aluminum and Alzheimer’s disease: after a century of controversy, is there a plausible link? Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 2011

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21157018

Aluminium and breast cancer: Sources of exposure, tissue measurements and mechanisms of toxicological actions on breast biology Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 2013

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0162013413001608%20

Aluminum hydroxide injections lead to motor deficits and motor neuron degeneration Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 2010

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2819810/?tool=pubmed

Aluminum Vaccine Adjuvants: Are They Safe? Current Medical Chemistry, 2011

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/21568886/

Elevated brain aluminium and early onset Alzheimer’s disease in an individual occupationally exposed to aluminium: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports, 2014

http://www.jmedicalcasereports.com/content/8/1/41

Mechanisms of aluminum adjuvant toxicity and autoimmunity in pediatric populations. Lupus. 2012

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22235057

Dangers of Aborted Fetal Tissue Studies:

Danger of Fetal Tissue in Vaccines. Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute, September 2014

http://s3.amazonaws.com/soundchoice/soundchoice/wpcontent/uploads/SCPIADvaccinewebsite.pdf

Dangers of Polio Vaccine and Cancer Studies:

Medulloblastoma in childhood: an epidemiological study. Journal of Neurosurgery, 1984

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6470775?dopt=Abstract

Poliovirus Vaccination during Pregnancy, Maternal Seroconversion to Simian Virus 40, and Risk of Childhood Cancer. Oxford Journals Medicine & Health American Journal of Epidemiology

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/160/4/306.abstract

Simian Virus 40 Infection of Humans. Journal of Virology

http://jvi.asm.org/content/77/9/5039.full

Dangers of Chickenpox Vaccine:

Review of the United States universal varicella vaccination program: Herpes zoster incidence rates, costeffectiveness, and vaccine efficacy based primarily on the Antelope Valley Varicella Active Surveillance Project data. Vaccine, 2013

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22659447

Dangers of Hepatitis B Vaccine:

Autoimmune hazards of hepatitis B vaccine. Autoimmun Rev, 2005

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15722255

Hepatitis B triple series vaccine and developmental disability in US children aged 19 years. Journal Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry, 2008

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02772240701806501#preview

Hepatitis B vaccine induces apoptotic death in Hepa16 cells. Apoptosis, 2012

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22249285

Recombinant hepatitis B vaccine and the risk of multiple sclerosis. Neurology Journal of the American Academy of Neurology, 2004

http://www.neurology.org/content/63/5/838.abstract

Rheumatic disorders developed after hepatitis B vaccination. Oxford Journals Medicine & Health Rheumatology, 1999

http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/content/38/10/978.long

Dangers of Haemophilus B (HIB) Vaccine:

A causal association between Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine and diabetes. Autoimmunity, 2003

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12911277

Association between type 1 diabetes and Hib vaccine. British Medical Journal, 1999

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1116914/

Dangers of Thimerosal Studies:

Administration of thimerosal to infant rats increases overflow of glutamate and aspartate in the prefrontal cortex: protective role of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate. Neurochem Res. 2012

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22015977

Comparison of Blood and Brain Mercury Levels in Infant Monkeys Exposed to Methylmercury or Vaccines Containing Thimerosal. Environmental Health Perspectives, August 2005

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16079072

Integrating experimental (in vitro and in vivo) neurotoxicity studies of lowdose thimerosal relevant to vaccines. Neurochem Res. 2011

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21350943

Lasting neuropathological changes in rat brain after intermittent neonatal administration of thimerosal. Folia Neuropathology, 2010

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21225508

Maternal thimerosal exposure results in aberrant cerebellar oxidative stress, thyroid hormone metabolism, and motor behavior in rat pups; sex and strain dependent effects. Cerebellum. 2012

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22015705

Neonatal administration of thimerosal causes persistent changes in mu opioid receptors in the rat brain. Neurochem Res. 2010

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20803069

Neurodevelopmental disorders following thimerosal containing childhood immunizations: a followup analysis International Journal of Toxicology, 2004

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15764492

Persistent behavioral impairments and alterations of brain dopamine system after early postnatal administration of thimerosal in rats. Behav Brain Res, 2011

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21549155

Thimerosal induces neuronal cell apoptosis by causing cytochrome c and apoptosisinducing factor release from mitochondria. International Journal of Molecular Medicine, 2006

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16273274

Thimerosal Exposure and the Role of Sulfation Chemistry and Thiol Availability in Autism Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013

www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph

Dangers of Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Vaccine:

Nonfebrile Seizures after Mumps, Measles, Rubella, and Varicella Zoster Virus Combination Vaccination with Detection of Measles Virus RNA in Serum, Throat, and Urine.  Clinical and Vaccine Immuniology, 2013

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3697452/

Two successive outbreaks of mumps in Nova Scotia among vaccinated adolescents and young adults. CMAJ, 2006

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16940266

Waning of Maternal Antibodies Against Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella in Communities With Contrasting Vaccination Coverage. Oxford Journals Medicine & Health The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2013

http://jid.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/04/29/infdis.jit143.full

Mumps vaccination coverage and vaccine effectiveness in a large outbreak among college students–Iowa, 2006. Vaccine 2008

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18539365

Dangers of Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Vaccine:

FDA study helps provide an understanding of rising rates of whooping cough and response to vaccination. FDA Press Release, November 2013

http://www.fda.gov/newsevents/newsroom/pressannouncements/ucm376937.htm

Acellular pertussis vaccines protect against disease but fail to prevent infection and transmission in a nonhuman primate model. Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, 2013

http://www.pnas.org/content/111/2/787.abstract

Effectiveness of pertussis vaccines for adolescents and adults: case control study British Medical Journal, 2013

http://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f4249

Unexpectedly Limited Durability of Immunity Following Acellular Pertussis Vaccination in PreAdolescents in a North American Outbreak.  Oxford Journals Medicine & Health Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2012

http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/03/13/cid.cis287.short

Author Insights: Protection From Pertussis Vaccine Wanes Over Time Journal of the American Medical Association, 2012

http://newsatjama.jama.com/2012/11/27/authorinsightsprotectionfrompertussisvaccinewanesovertime/
http://healthland.time.com/2012/11/29/protection-from-whooping-cough-vaccine-wanes-over-time/

Whooping Cough Outbreaks Among Fully Vaccinated. Office of Medical and Scientific Justice, 2012

http://www.omsj.org/blogs/historicwhoopingcoughoutbreakhappeningamongthefullyvaccinated

Autoimmune Issues from Vaccines:

Evidence that Food Proteins in Vaccines Cause the Development of Food Allergies and It’s Implications for Vaccine Policy. Journal of Developing Drugs, 2015

http://www.omicsgroup.org/journals/evidence-that-food-proteins-in-vaccines-cause-the-development-of-foodallergies-and-its-implications-for-vaccine-policy
http://vaccinechoicecanada.com/in-the-news/evidence-that-food-proteins-in-vaccines-cause-the-development-of-food-allergies/
http://www.omicsgroup.org/journals/evidence-that-food-proteins-in-vaccines-cause-the-development-of-foodallergies-and-its-implications-for-vaccine-policy-2329-6631-1000137.pdf

Autoimmunity following hepatitis B vaccine as part of the spectrum of ‘Autoimmune (Auto-inflammatory) Syndrome induced by Adjuvants’ (ASIA): Analysis of 93 cases. NCBI, February 2012

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22235045

 

Vaccine Shedding Studies:

Cause of vaccine associated measles five weeks post immunization. British Columbia, Canada, 2013

http://www.eurosurveillance.org/images/dynamic/EE/V18N49/art20649.pdf

Detection of measles virus RNA in urine specimens from vaccine recipients. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 1995

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC228449/

Failure to reach the goal of measles elimination. Apparent paradox of measles infections in immunized persons. Arch Intern Med, 1994

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8053748

Outbreak of Measles Among Persons With Prior Evidence of Immunity, New York City. Oxford Journals, 2010

http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/02/27/cid.ciu105

Horizontal transmission of the Leningrad3 live attenuated mumps vaccine virus. Vaccine, 2006

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16266774

Transmission of mumps virus from mumps vaccinated individuals to close contacts Vaccine, 2011

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21983359

Mumps vaccine virus transmission. Vopr Virusol, 2013

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24772647

Comparison of the Safety, Vaccine Virus Shedding, and Immunogenicity of Influenza Virus Vaccine, Trivalent, Types A and B, Live ColdAdapted, Administered to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infected and NonHIVInfected. Adults Oxford Journals Medicine & Health The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2000

http://jid.oxfordjournals.org/content/181/2/725.full

Detection of fecal shedding of rotavirus vaccine in infants following their first dose of pentavalent rotavirus vaccine. Vaccine. 2011

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21477676

Rotavirus vaccines: viral shedding and risk of transmission. Lancet Infect Dis. 2008

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18922486

Sibling Transmission of VaccineDerived Rotavirus (RotaTeq) Associated With Rotavirus Gastroenteritis. Pediatrics, 2010

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/125/2/e438

Pertussis Infection in Fully Vaccinated Children in DayCare Centers, Israel. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2000

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2627963/pdf/10998384.pdf

The Case against Universal Varicella Vaccination International Journal of Toxicology, 2006

http://www.whale.to/vaccines/goldman.pdf

Outbreak in Vaccinated NBC 4 New York, April 2014

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/HobokenCollegeCampusMumpsOutbreakFraternityMembers255738021.html

Link Between Vaccines and Autism Studies and News Stories:

Study: A Positive Association found between Autism Prevalence and Childhood Vaccination uptake across the U.S. Population. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, 2011

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21623535

Abnormal measlesmumpsrubella antibodies and CNS autoimmunity in children with autism. Journal of Biomedical Science, 2002

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12145534

Autism: A Brain Disorder, or A Disorder That Affects the Brain? Clinical Neuropsychiatry, 2005

http://www.clinicalneuropsychiatry.org/pdf/04_herbert.pdf

Blymphocytes from a Population of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Unaffected Siblings Exhibit Hypersensitivity to Thimerosal Journal of Toxicology, 2013

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jt/2013/801517/

Blood Levels of Mercury Are Related to Diagnosis of Autism: A Reanalysis of an Important Data Set Journal of Child Neurology, 2007

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18006963

California’s Autism Increase Not Due to Better Counting, Diagnosis Journal of Epidemiology, 2009 UC Davis Health System

http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/welcome/features/20090218_autism_environment/

Detection and sequencing of measles virus from peripheral mononuclear cells from patients with inflammatory bowel disease and autism. Dig Dis Science, 2000

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10759242

Developmental Regression and Mitochondrial Dysfunction in a Child With Autism Journal of Child Neurology, 2006

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16566887

Do aluminum vaccine adjuvants contribute to the rising prevalence of autism? Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 2011

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22099159

Elevated levels of measles antibodies in children with autism. Pediatric Neurology, 2003

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12849883

Emperical Data Confirms Autism Symptoms Related to Aluminum and Acetominophen Exposure Entropy, 2012

http://www.mdpi.com/10994300/
http://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/14/11/2227

Environmental mercury release, special education rates, and autism disorder: an ecological study of Texas Health Place, 2006

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16338635

Evidence of Toxicity, Oxidative Stress, and Neuronal Insult in Autism Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, 2006

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17090484

Hepatitis B vaccination of male neonates and autism diagnosis, NHIS 19972002. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, 2010

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21058170

Hypothesis: conjugate vaccines may predispose children to autism spectrum disorders. Medical Hypotheses, 2011

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21993250

Study: Impact of environmental factors on the prevalence of autistic disorder after 1979 Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology, July 2014

http://www.ms.academicjournals.org/article/article1409245960_Deisher%20et%20al.pdf
http://www.academicjournals.org/journal/JPHE/article-abstract/C98151247042

Study: Measlesmumpsrubella vaccination timing and autism among young African American boys: a reanalysis of CDC data. Transl Neurodegener, 2014

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25114790

Study: Metabolic biomarkers of increased oxidative stress and impaired methylation capacity in children with autism American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, December 2004

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15585776

Study: Neuroglial Activation and Neuroinflammation in the Brain of Patients with Autism Annals of Neurology, Feb 2005

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15546155

Study: Oxidative Stress in Autism: Elevated Cerebellar 3nitrotyrosine Levels American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 2008

http://thescipub.com/PDF/ajbbsp.2008.73.84.pdf

Study: Porphyrinuria in childhood autistic disorder: Implications for environmental toxicity Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 2006

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16782144

Study: Possible Immunological Disorders in Autism: Concomitant Autoimmunity and Immune Tolerance The Egyptian Journal of Immunology, 2006

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17974154

Study: Reduced levels of mercury in first baby haircuts of autistic children. International Journal of Toxicology, 2003

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12933322

Study: Serological association of measles virus and human herpesvirus6 with brain autoantibodies in autism. Clin Immunol Immunopathol, 1998

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9756729

Study: Sorting out the spinning of autism: heavy metals and the question of incidence Acta Neurobiol Exp, 2010

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20628440

Study: Vaccines and Regressive Autism North American Journal of Medical Sciences, July 2009

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3364648/#!po=4.09836

Study: Validation of the Phenomenon of Autistic Regression Using Home Videotapes Archives of General Psychiatry, 2005

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16061766

Study: What’s going on? The question of time trends in autism. Public Health Rep. 2004

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1497666/

Study: What is regressive autism and why does it occur? Is it the consequence of multi systemic dysfunction affecting the elimination of heavy metals and the ability to regulate neural temperature? North American Journal of Medical Science, 2009

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3364648/

News Report: CDC Admits Vaccines Can in Some Cases Trigger Autism

http://sharylattkisson.com/cdcpossibilitythatvaccinesrarelytriggerautism
https://sharylattkisson.com/cdc-possibility-that-vaccines-rarely-trigger-autism/

News Report: Where are The Autistic Amish? CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson, July 2014

http://sharylattkisson.com/wherearetheautisticamish/
https://sharylattkisson.com/where-are-the-autistic-amish/

Source: http://www.learntherisk.org/

Breakaway Guide To Neotame


By: Zy Marquiez
December 12, 2015

Upon laying a strong foundation in respect to what type of nonsense takes place unabated in our food with Aspartame, let us now move forward and dig deeper into it’s respective cousin – Neotame.

In similar fashion to Aspartame, Neotame, which is a chemical derivative of the prior, incorporates components that are metabolized into formaldehyde, a highly noxious poison, and an excitotoxic amino acid that agitates thereby damaging, nerves.

Keep in mind, aspartame currently accounts for over 75% of all side effects complaints received by the FDA’s Adverse Reaction Monitoring System [ARMS] for the past 4 years.  A Monsanto-created chemical, Neotame has nigh the same composition, and in fact could be far worse.

Once their patent for Aspartame was expiring, Monsanto opted to develop Neotame and therein had no trouble gaining approval in 2002 from the FDA.

It is theorized that the artificial sweetener Neotame is between 7,000 to 13,000 times sweeter than sugar, and 30-60 times sweeter than aspartame.  This would thus allow manufacturers to use an infinitesimal amount of this substance within their product.

Due to the fact that the FDA requires no labels whatsoever of ingredients which contributes less than 1% of their product, in some instances the neurotoxin Neotame can be used in foods without therein having to be subsequently listedon the lable.  Also, Neotame is surreptitiously concealed within the questionable “natural flavors” section on some packaged foods.

This highly concentrated, white crystalline powder contains the same synthetic derivative of the two amino acids as aspartame – L-aspartic acid and L-phenylalanine – plus the chemical methanol, or wood alcohol. To this compound 3-dimethylbutyl has been added. NutraSweet Company states that neotame is perfectly safe, yet 3-dimethylbutyl happens to be on the Environmental Protection Agency’s [EPA] most hazardous chemical list.

In a letter written to the FDA in March 3, 1998, Dr. Robert – who is a physician & director of the Palm Beach Institute for Medical Research – stated the following:

“I am writing to express my extreme opposition to approving the Food Additive Petition for Neotame submitted by Monsanto Company.

It is my professional opinion that this chemical poses a potential major health and environmental hazard to the American public — particularly in the absence of extensive, detailed and long term animal and human studies [which I have been unable to obtain] that could prove its safety to my satisfaction. I am a Board-certified internist, and have been the unsalaried director of the Palm Beach Institute for Medical Research [not-for-profit] since 1964.

This opinion is based on more than a decade of intense, corporate-neutral clinical and epidemiological research concerning the widespread serious medical problems directly attributable to products containing aspartame [NutraSweet, Equal]. My own database currently exceeds 1,150 reactors. I have documented these reactions in more than a score of published articles and letters, and three books.

The fundamental issue is that Neotame, a synthetic variation of aspartame, requires extensive evaluation before the FDA should accept a superficial opinion about its purported safety based largely on limited short-term data involving potentially flawed protocols that were almost totally funded by corporate contracts. [For perspective, I have not received a cent of industry money for my researches.] This matter is discussed at length in my publications relative to both animal and human studies.

The timing and self-serving corporate interests of this petition are suggested by the fact that the patent off aspartame expired several years ago.

The approval of any analog of aspartame for human use MUST be challenged. In my opinion, there is already sufficient evidence for aspartame products to be withdrawn from the market as an “imminent public health hazard” NOW! I have documented severe neurological, intellectual, psychiatric, metabolic, endocrine, allergic and other reactions to aspartame products in hundreds of patients. Moreover, there is considerable reason to invoke aspartame and its metabolites as a cause of significant contributory factor in the aggravation of precipitation of diabetes and its complications, multiple sclerosis, brain cancer [see enclosed peer-reviewed article], and the acceleration of Alzheimer’s disease [refer to my book ‘DEFENSE AGAINST ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE’]. I summarized these perceived hazards in previous correspondence to Representative Newt Gingrich [copy enclosed] requesting a new Congressional hearing on the safety of aspartame products.”

Two years before the FDA approved neotame, the Monsanto Co. sold the NutraSweet Co. to J.W. Childs Equity Partners II, L.P., a private equity firm that also own the Sunny Delight Beverage Co. and Mattress Firm, among other companies. At the time of this purchase, NutraSweet issued a press release bragging about how neotame would drastically change the sweetener industry, even though it had not yet been approved for use.

Commenting on the company’s plans for neotame, Nick E. Rosa, a former senior vice president at Monsanto who was given the position of president and CEO of NutraSweet at the time the company transferred ownership to J.W. Childs, had this to say:

“The NutraSweet Company revolutionized the sweetener industry in 1981 with the introduction of aspartame, and we intend to do it again with neotame when we receive approval from various regulatory agencies around the world.”

Just as predicted, NutraSweet strong-armed FDA approval for neotame in the U.S. in 2002, and quickly expanded approval to at least 69 other countries in the following decade. But the company presumably still has a lot of work to do if it hopes to bring neotame to the same level as aspartame, which is sold in more than 100 countries and used in more than 5,000 consumers products used by 250 million people worldwide.

Both Aspartame and Neotame contain substances that are metabolized into formaldehyde, a highly toxic poison, and an excitotoxic amino acid that agitates, thereby damaging, nerves.

At the time Neotame was originally approved by the FDA, Feingold.org, which battles the addition of many dodgy food additives, stated:

We did a search of MedLine to find studies of adverse effects or side effects of Neotame. Only four studies appeared, two of which were not studies, and the other two of which were actually a single study done by NutraSweet company researchers.

Feingold aptly described one of the nonstudies as effectively saying, “If we don’t look, we won’t know anything bad.” The other, by the World Health Organization, is not a look at potential toxicity, but rather is about setting acceptable daily intakes of Neotame, along with other artificial sweeteners. Note: One must wonder how the FDA justifies non-listing of an ingredient for which there’s an acceptable daily intake.

Mary Nash Stoddard, founder of the Aspartame Consumer Safety Network, compared the historic arc of tobacco company research with that of Aspartame. It applies equally well to Neotame:

There is a parallel issue with which to compare the Aspartame issue. That of cigarettes and the deadly effects of smoking. The massive Tobacco Industry was able to produce large volumes of scientific studies showing smoking “does not” cause: lung cancer, heart disease, strokes or death. Today, mainstream science accepts the fact that smoking can be deadly and addictive. So it is with Aspartame & Neotame, whose approval was based, not on scientific fact, but as an issue of public policy.

So what are possible alternatives?

Stevia is an herb that has been used as a sweetener in South America for hundreds of years. It is calorie–free, and the powdered concentrate is 300 times sweeter than sugar. It is widely used all over the world. In Japan, for example, it claims 41% of the sweetener market, including sugar, and was used in Japanese Diet Coke until the company replaced it with aspartame to “standardize” worldwide.

Another possibility is Palm Sugar. Palm sugar is a nutrient-rich, low-glycemic crystalline sweetener that looks, tastes, dissolves and melts almost exactly like sugar, but it’s completely natural and unrefined. It’s acquired from the flowers growing high on coconut trees, which are opened to collect their liquid flower nectar. This nectar is then air-dried to form a crystalline sugar that’s naturally brown in color and naturally rich in a number of key vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, including potassium, zinc, iron, and vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6.

It is never refined or bleached like white sugar.  So the nutrients it was made with are still there. That’s rare for sweeteners, most of which are highly refined. Even stevia is highly refined in its white powder form [real stevia is a green herb].

Lastly there is Xylitol, which has been shown to have many health benefits, yet few know of its healing power to prevent ear infections in children. It inhibits bacterial growth thus helping to avoid the use of dangerous antibiotics.

Xylitol is a natural low-calorie, low-glycemic sugar substitute produced from the fibers of fruits, vegetables, and trees such as plums, raspberries, corn, and birch. Xylitol is as sweet as sugar and can be used safely by diabetics. As xylitol is a mild sugar alcohol, excessive consumption over 30 grams per day can cause a temporary laxative effect that disappears with continued use as the body adapts. It is also important to find a source of xylitol that is GMO free if made from corn.

The best way to avoid illnesses is by avoiding the products that cause them.  After many years of researching Aspartame, its more than obvious that this is one of the main engines of disease in the products which harbor it.

After a step back when one takes a focused look into the subject at hand, one comes to realize that the evidence is undeniable.

Definitely implore you to take a gander, and really understand the gravity of the situation.  Your health and that of your loved ones depends on it.

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Sources & Additional Links:

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