Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Medicine is no longer evidence based!

The Corruption of Evidence Based Medicine – Killing for Profit

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The idea of Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) is great. The reality, though, not so much. Human perception is often flawed, so the premise of EBM is to formally study medical treatments and there have certainly been some successes.
Consider the procedure of angioplasty.  Doctors insert a catheter into the blood vessels of the heart and use a balloon like device to open up the artery and restore blood flow. In acute heart attacks studies confirm that this is an effective procedure. In chronic heart disease the COURAGE study and more recently the ORBITAstudy showed that angioplasty is largely useless. EBM helped distinguish the best use of an invasive procedure.
So, why do prominent physicians call EBM mostly useless? The 2 most prestigious journals of medicine in the world are The Lancet and The New England Journal of Medicine. Richard Horton, editor in chief of The Lancet said this in 2015
“The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue”
“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”
This has huge implications. Evidence based medicine is completely worthless if the evidence base is false or corrupted.It’s like building a wooden house knowing the wood is termite infested. What caused this sorry state of affairs? Well, Dr. Relman another former editor in chief of the NEJM said this in 2002
The medical profession is being bought by the pharmaceutical industry, not only in terms of the practice of medicine, but also in terms of teaching and research. The academic institutions of this country are allowing themselves to be the paid agents of the pharmaceutical industry. I think it’s disgraceful”
The people in charge of the system – the editors of  the most important medical journals in the world, gradually learn over a few decades that their life’s work is being slowly and steadily corrupted. Physicians and universities have allowed themselves to be bribed.
The examples in medicine are everywhere. Research is almost always paid for by pharmaceutical companies. But studies done by industry are well known to have positive results far more frequently. Trials run by industry are 70% more likely than government funded trials to show a positive result. Think about that for a second. If EBM says that 2+2 = 5 is correct 70% of the time, would you trust this sort of ‘science’?
Selective Publication – Negative trials (those that show no benefit for the drugs) are likely to be suppressed. For example, in the case of antidepressants, 36/37 studies that were favourable to drugs were published. But of the studies not favorable to drugs, a paltry 3/36 were published. Selective publication of positive (for the drug company) results means that a review of the literature would suggest that 94% of studies favor drugs where in truth, only 51% were actually positive. Suppose you know that your stockbroker publishes all his winning trades, but suppresses all his losing trades. Would you trust him with your money? But yet, we trust EBM with our lives, even though the same thing is happening.
Let’s look at the following graph of the number of trials completed versus those that were published. In 2008, the company Sanofi completed 92 studies but only a piddly 14 were published. Who gets to decide which gets published and which does not? Right. Sanofi. Which ones do you think will be published? The ones that favor its drugs, or the ones that prove their drugs do not work? Right. Keep in mind that this is the only rational course of action for Sanofi, or any other company to pursue. It’s idiotic to publish data that harms yourself. It’s financial suicide. So this sort of rational behavior will happen now, and it will not stop in the future. But knowing this, why do we still believe the evidence based medicine, when the evidence base is completely biased? An outside observer, only looking at all published data, will conclude that the drugs are far, far more effective than they are in reality. Yet, if you point this out in academic circles, people label you a quack, who does not ‘believe the evidence’.
Rigging of Outcomes – Or consider the example of registration of primary outcomes. Prior to year 2000, companies doing trials did not need to declare what end points they measured. So they measure many different endpoints and simply figured out which one looked best and then declared the trial a success. Kind of like tossing a coin, looking at which one come up more, and saying that they were backing the winning side. If you measured enough outcomes, something was bound to come up positive.
In 2000, the government moved to stop these shenanigans. They required companies to register what they were measuring ahead of time. Prior to 2000, 57% of trials showed a positive result. After 2000, a paltry 8% showed good results. More evidence of the evidence base being completely corrupted by commercial interest, and the academic physicians who were getting rich on it tacitly allowing corruption because they know that you don’t bite the hand that feeds you
‘Advertorials’ – Or this example of a review paper in the NEJM that fracture rates caused by the lucrative bisphosphonate drugs were “very rare”. Not only did the drug companies pay lots of consulting fees to the doctors, three of the authors of this review were full time employees! To allow an advertorial to be published as the best scientific fact is scandalous. Doctors, trusting the NEJM to publish quality, unbiased advice have no idea that this review article is pure advertising. Yet, we still consider the NEJM to be the very pinnacle of evidence based medicine. Instead, as all the editors of the journals sadly recognize, it has become lucre-based publishing. Mo money = better results.
Money from Reprints – The reasons for this problem is obvious to all – it’s insanely profitable for journals to take money from Big Pharma. Journals want to be read. So they all try to get a high Impact Factor (IF). To do this, you need to get cited by other authors. And nothing boosts ratings like a blockbuster produced by Big Pharma. They have the contacts and the sales force to make any study a landmark. A less obvious benefit is the fees that are generated by Big Pharma purchasing articles for reprint. If a company publishes an article in the NEJM, they may order several hundred thousand copies of the article to be distributed to unsuspecting doctors everywhere. These fees are not trivial. The NEJM publisher Massachusetts Medical Society gets 23% of its income from reprints. The Lancet – 41%. The American Medical Association – a gut busting 53%. No wonder these journals are ready to sell their readers (ordinary physicians) down the river. It pays. Who needs journalistic ethics when there’s a Mercedes in the driveway? Mo money, baby. Mo money.
Bribery of Journal Editors – A recent study by Liu et al in the BMJ shed more light on the problem of crooked journals. Crooked journal editors. Editors play a crucial role in determining the scientific dialogue by deciding which manuscripts are published. They determine who the peer reviewers are. Using the Open Payments database, they looked at how much money the editors of the most influential journals in the world were taking from industry sources. This includes ‘research’ payments, which are largely unregulated. As mention previously, much ‘research’ consists of going to meetings in exotic locale. It funny how many conferences are held in beautiful European cities like Barcelona, and how few are done in brutally cold Quebec City.
Of all journal editors that could be assessed, 50.6% were on the take. The average payment in 2014 was $27,564. Each. This does not include an average $37, 330 given for ‘research’ payments. Other particularly corrupt journals include:
This is slightly horrifying. Each editor of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology received, on average $475 072 personally and another $119 407 for ‘research’. With 35 editors, that’s about $15 million in bribes to doctors. No wonder the JACC loves drugs and devices. It pays the private school bills. Mo money = we’ll publish your crooked studies for you. Mo money, baby, mo money.
Publication Bias – The evidence base that EBM depends upon  is completely biased. Some people think I’m really anti-Pharma, but this is not really true. Big Pharma companies have a duty to their shareholders to make money. They have no duty to patients. On the other hand, doctors have a duty to patients. Universities have a duty to remain unbiased.
It is the failure of doctors and universities to keep their greedy paws out of the corrupting influence of Big Pharma money that is the problem. If Big Pharma is allowed to spend lots of $$$ paying off doctors and universities and professors, then it should do so to maximize profits. That is their mission statement. Doctors love to blame Big Pharma companies because it takes peoples gaze off the real problem – lots of doctors taking $$$ from anybody who will pay. The pharma industry is not the problem. Bribery of university doctors is the problem – one that is easily fixed if the political will exists.
Consider this study.  Looking at studies in the field of neurodegenerative disease, researchers looked at all the studies that were started but never finished or never published. Approximately 28% of studies never made it to the finish line. That’s a problem. If all the studies that don’t look promising for drug candidates are not published, then it appears that the drugs are way way more effective than they really are. But the published ‘evidence base’ would falsely support the drug. Indeed, Pharma sponsored trials were 5 times more likely to be unpublished.
Imagine you have a coin flipping contest. Suppose a player call ‘Big Pharma” chooses heads, and also pays the coin flipper. Every time the coin flipper pulls up tails, the results don’t count. Every time it comes up heads, it counts. This happens 28% of the time. Now, instead of a 50/50 split of heads and tails, it’s more like a 66/34 split of heads/tails. So the ‘evidence based medicine’ lover claims that heads is far more likely to come up than tails, and castigates people who don’t believe the results as ‘anti-science’.
Evidence based medicine depends entirely upon having a reliable base of evidence (studies). If the evidence base is tampered with, and paid for, then EBM as a science is completely useless. Indeed, the very editors whose entire careers have been EBM have now discovered it to be worthless. Does the CEO of Phillip Morris (maker of Marlboro cigarettes) smoke? That tells you all you need to know about the health risks. Do the editors of the NEJM and the Lancet believe EBM anymore? Not at all. So neither should we. We can’t believe evidence based medicine until the evidence has been cleaned up from the corrupting influence of commercial interests.
Financial conflicts of interest (COI), also known as gifts to doctors, is a well accepted practice. A national survey in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2007 shows that 94% of physicians had ties to the pharmaceutical industry. This gravy train only rides in one direction. From Big Pharma to the wallets of doctors. Sure Big Pharma can simply pay doctors directly, and it does plenty of that. It’s no surprise that medical students with more exposure to pharmaceutical reps develop a more positive attitude towards them. Many medical schools have limited exposure of medical students in response, but declined to get off the gravy train themselves. There is a simple relationship between how prominent a physician is (more articles published – almost always academic doctors and professors) and how much money they take from Big Pharma. Mo prominent = mo money. Further, there is a ‘clear and strong link’ between taking industry money and minimizing the risk of side effects of medications. What, you thought people teach at prestigious institutions like universities for the good of mankind? Maybe that’s why they went there, but that’s not why they stay. They came for the science. They stayed for the money.
So here’s a damning list of all the problems of EBM
  1. Selective Publication
  2. Rigged outcomes
  3. Advertorials
  4. Reprint Revenues
  5. Bribery of Journal Editors
  6. Publication Bias
  7. Financial Conflicts of Interests
When the evidence base of medicine is bought and paid for, people die. Unfortunately, doctors and universities have been willing participants in this game of killing for profit. We need to end it now. End the corruption of the universities. Stop the bribery of doctors. Stay tuned, the non-profit Public Health Collaboration, currently based in the UK, but soon encompassing Canada, Ireland, USA, and Australia is gearing up to tackle this issue of corruption in medical science.

About the Author: 

Dr. Fung is a Toronto based kidney specialist, having graduated from the University of Toronto and finishing his medical specialty at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2001. He is the author of the bestsellers ‘The Obesity Code’ and ‘The Complete Guide to Fasting’. He has pioneered the use of therapeutic fasting for weight loss and type 2 diabetes reversal in his IDM clinic.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Kali Yuga - Shrimad Devi Bhagavatam.

Kali Yiga - Shrimad Devi Bhagavatam.

Last of all, through Bhāratī's curse and by the command of Śrī Hari, she turned into the Tulasī tree, purifying the whole world. Remaining for five thousand years of Kālī, all of them will quit their river appearances and go back to Hari. By the command of Śrī Hari, all the Tīrthas except Kāśī and Vrindāvan will go along with them to Vaikuṇṭha. Next at the expiry of the ten thousand years of Kālī, Śālagrāma śīla (the stone piece worshipped as Nārāyaṇa) Śiva, and Śiva Śaktī and Puruṣottama Jagannātha will leave the soil of Bhārata and go to their respective places, (i.e. the Mahātmas of those will be extinct from Bhārata). There will then cease to be the saints of Śiva Śakta, Gāṇapatya and Vaiṣṇava sects, (eighteen) Purāṇas, the blowing of conch shells (auspicious signs), Śrāddhas, Tarpaṇas, and all the rites and ceremonies dictated by the Vedas. The worship and glorification of the Gods, the recitation of their praises, their names will be extinct. The Vedas with their Amgas will no longer be heard of. All these will disappear with them. The assembly of the Sadhus, the true Dharma, the four Vedas, the village Devas and Devīs, the Vratas (vows) the practising of the austerities, fasting, all will disappear. All will be addicted to the Vāmāchāra ritual (the left-hand ritual Tantric form of worship; sarcastically used in the sense of drinking wine and eating flesh, etc.) They will speak falsehood and be deceitful. If anybody worships, his worship will be void of Tulasī leaves. Almost all will be deceitful, cruel, vain, egoistic, thievish and mischievous. Men will be at variance with one another; women will be at variance with one another; no fear will exist in marriage ties. Properties will be only of those that will make them (i. e. there will cease to be any inheritance from father to son and so forth). Husbands will be obedient to their wives; unchaste women will be in every house. Wives will rebuke their husbands by incessant noising and chidings. Wives will be the sole mistresses of houses and husbands will stand before them as servants with folded palms. Fathers-in-law and mothers-in-law will be their servants. The brothers of wives, and their friends will be the managers of the household affairs. But there will be no friendship with one's own class fellows. The brothers and friends of the house owners (masters of the house) will appear quite strangers as if they are new-comers. Without the command of the house-wives, the masters of the houses will be unable to do anything. The divisions of caste (Brāhmaṇa, Kṣattriya, Vaiṣya, and Śūdra) will entirely disappear. Far from practising Sandhyā Bandanam and other daily practices, the Brāhmaṇas will cease to hold the holy threads even on their bodies. The four colour-classes will practise the doings of the Mlechchas, read the Śāstras of the Mlechchas and forsake their own Śāstras. The Brāhmins, Kṣattriyas, and Vaiṣyas will become the slaves of Śudras, will become their cooks, runners and carriers of buffaloes. Everyone will be devoid of truth. Earth will not yield any grains; trees will not yield any fruits and women will be childless. The cows will not yield milk; even if there be a little milk, ghee will not come out of it. The affection between husband and wife will die out and the families will be devoid of truth. The King will not wield any power; the subjects will be over burdened with taxes. The ever flowing big rivers, the petty streams, the caves of mountains all will gradually have very little water in them. The Four Varṇas will be devoid of Dharma and Puṇya (merit, virtue). One in a lakh may be virtuous. Afterwards that too will cease. Men, women, boys, all will be ugly and deformed. They will utter bad words and vile sounds. Some villages and towns will be completely deserted by men and will look terrible; at some others few cottages with few inhabitants will be seen. Villages and towns will be jungles and jungles will become filled with men. The inhabitants of the forests will become heavily taxed and disconsolate. The beds of rivers and lakes will become dry owing to want of rains and will be cultivated. The Kulīnas of high families will become very low. The whole earth will be filled with liars, untruthful cheats and hypocrites. The lands, though cultivated well, will yield grains in name. Those who are well known as the millionaires, they will become poor and those who are devoted to the Devas will be atheists. The town’s folk will have no trace of mercy; rather they will hate and envy their neighbours and turn out murderers of men. In the Kālī age, males and females will be everywhere, of a dwarfish stature, diseased, short-lived, and of very little youthful virility. The hairs will turn out grey no sooner the people reach their sixteenth year. And they will be very old when they become twenty years old. The girls of eight years will have menstruation and will become pregnant. They will deliver every year. Old age will attack them when they become sixteen years old. Some women will have their husbands and children living. Otherwise almost all will be barren, childless. The four Varṇas will sell their daughters. The paramours of the mothers, wives, son's wives, daughters, and sisters will be the source of support to them all. No one will be able, without money, to collect the merits by repeating the name of Hari. Persons will make gifts for name and fame and ultimately will take back what they had made as gifts. If there be any gifts made by one's own self or by one's forefathers or for a Deva purpose or for Brāhmins or for the families of the Gurus, there will not be found wanting attempts to take back those gifts. Some will go to daughters, some to mothers-in-law, some to the wives of sons, some to sisters, some to mothers of co-wives, some will go to the brother's wives. In every house, those who are unfit to be mixed will be mixed with, excepting one's mother. In Kālī Yuga who is whose wife? And who is whose husband? There will be no certainty; who is whose subject and what village is to whom? There will be no surety that such a property belongs to such and such a man. All will turn out to be liars, licentious, thieves, envious of other's wives, and murderers of men. In the houses of the Brāhmins, Kṣattriyas, and Vaisyas, the three higher castes, the current of sin will flow. They will live by selling lac, iron, and salts prohibited by the Śāstras. The Brāhmins will drive buffaloes, burn the dead bodies of the Śudras, eat the food of the Śudras and go to unchaste women. There will be no more faith existing in the five Ṛiṣi Yajñas. Almost every Brāhmin will not observe the vows of Amāvasyā Niśipālana. The holy threads will be cast away and the Sandhyā Bandanam and cleanliness and good practices will cease altogether. The unchaste women who deal in giving loans, etc., and live on interests and the procuresses during menstruation will cook in Brāhmin families. There will be no distinction of food, no distinction of wombs, no distinction of Āśramas, and no distinction of persons. All will turn out Mlechchas. O Nārada! Thus, when the Kālī will have its full play, the whole world will be filled with Mlechchas, the trees will be one hand high and the men will be of the size of a thumb. Then the most powerful Bhagavān Nārāyaṇa will incarnate in His part in the house of a Brāhmin named Viṣṇujaśā as his son. Mounted on a long horse, holding a long sword He will make the world free of the Mlechchas in three nights. Then he will disappear from the face of the Earth and She will be without any sovereign and be filled with robbers. There will be incessant rain, for six nights and it will rain and rain and the whole earth will be deluged; no traces of men, houses, and trees. After this the Twelve Suns will rise simultaneously and by their rays the whole water will be dried up and the earth will become level. Thus the dreadful Kālī will pass away when the Satya Yuga will come back, Tapasyā and the true religion and Sattva Guṇa will prevail again. The Brāhmins will practise Tapasyā, they will be devoted to Dharma and the Vedas. The women will be chaste and religious in every house. Again the wise and intelligent Kṣattriyas devoted to the Brāhmaṇas will occupy the royal thrones and their might, devotion to Dharma and love for good deeds will increase. The Vaiṣyas will again go on with their trades and their devotion to their trade and the Brāhmins will be re-established. The Śudras, too, will be again virtuous, and serve the Brāhmins. Again the Brāhmins, Kṣattriyas, and Vaisyas and their families will have Bhakti towards the Devī, be initiated in Devī Mantras and all will meditate on the Devī. Again there will be spread the knowledge of the Vedas, the Smriti, and the Purāṇas, all will go to their wives in menstruation periods. No Adharma (unrighteousness) will exist and the Dharma will reign in full, with all the parts (Kalās) complete. When the Trētā Yuga comes, the Dharma will be three footed; when the Dvāpara Yuga will come; the Dharma will be two-footed and when Kālī will begin, the Dharma will be one-footed, and when Kālī will reign supreme, no Dharma will exist, even in name.

The Beauty of Hinduism

The beauty of Hinduism is that it accepts all schools of thought. It has an overview that is not materialistic and has spans of time extending to aeons - indicating the broadness of its philosophy. Nobody in Hinduism seeks an explanation, nobody offers it. It spans from creation to dissolution - reflecting scientific thought of today. Similarly it does not limit life to one lifetime but to several stretching another thought of evolution - from the lowest to the highest - from the cell to the Supreme. It speaks of several planes of existence just as today's scientists talk of several dimensions (11 if I am not wrong). Its basic laws seek to understand the dilemma of the human caught in the human form and in this lifetime who wishes to evolve in the best possible way and with a definite aim in mind. To understand why it imposes moral and spiritual rules one has to understand this in its entirety. It changes the way society changes and therefore the present society can criticize its archaic laws without understanding the needs of the earlier society. It realizes that all minds are not the same, therefore it dishes out a plate for every taste; once again enabling a critic to criticize the one he does not like. It is not bothered as Sri Ramakrishna wonderfully puts it, "The Supreme Being is uninvolved. If one craves Him, He says fine; if one does not, He says fine. It is up to the being involved to evolve or stagnate, even go down." It is said in the Upanishad's, "There are two birds in a tree. One sits and watches. The other eats the fruits. When it eats bitter, it feels unhappy. When it eats sweet, it is happy. Perchance the fruits are extremely or consecutively bitter it pauses to reflect and then observes the other bird that simply watches. After observing that come what may it cannot avoid bitter fruits, it seeks answers from the other bird. The other bird instructs it to reflect on life. At the end of reflection the second bird realizes that the other bird is but its own higher self." Realization complete. Simple is it not? But try telling that to one that is intent to eat the fruits and waits for sweet fruits to come its way! Therefore the world is varied, springing from eternal desires that drives the economy. The one that has tasted a vile fruit will realize the value of the allegory. You do not enjoy the world, the world enjoys you. The day you realize that you will desperately seek a way out of the maize. Hinduism is ever present and ready to help. It tells you how to live in the world without entangling yourself and when you are done it shows the way out - a term called moksha - liberation from the cycle of birth and death - going and coming. But then one has to wait for the right bitter fruit or wisen up to the situation and avoid a trap. There is a choice.

Rape & Modern Medicine?

Rape is ripping apart the soul of the victim. It is a violation that is much beyond violence. It should not happen. Preventing rape requires an all out effort that is beyond the judiciary. Many angles are left out while debating on the subject. I can point out the medical angle with my knowledge about holistic systems like homeopathy and ayurveda. Disease has many aspects. It begins in the mind and if not tackled wisely it loops and further corrupts it. Modern medicine has tremendously compounded the problem with symptom destroying treatment and also by injecting dreaded mind altering substances like neurotoxins and heavy metals into the body. Many wise doctors are today hinting at this in social media but they are not opening up fearing criticism and humiliation. A healthy mind will never violate another. It is important to understand the internal processes that are wonderfully spelt out in ayurvedic texts where the effects of selfishness, anger, greed, ambition, personal aggrandizement and the like are explained and methods detailed out how one can escape the loop. Mental hygiene is a very important part of health. Hahnemann has gone to a great length in describing his miasmatic theory and explained its impact on the psyche. The modern world has ignored sane voices in the mad rush for profits. It is up to the civil society to stop politicizing every violation and earnestly seek answers. Else we will disintegrate as a society and play into the hands of elements that have painstakingly and carefully crafted our fall.

The Mind.

The Mind.
Our world's exist because we perceive it through our minds and senses. In sleep the world vanishes. Examining the mind is crucial for our existence. Upon examining we find two layers in the mind. A mind that guides and a mind that acts. There is a part of our mind that is introspective and tries to subtly guide our actions. We overtly know this as our conscience. Another part tends to blindly rush into action without contemplating on long term consequences and guided by short term gains. This part is always alert and is an expert in rationalizing every action. We observe that as we grow up the guiding mind tends to subside and the acting mind takes over completely. It is this active mind that is the source of both pleasure and pain. People who remain alive to the guiding mind remain stable in the face of both pleasure and pain knowing that both are mental constructs. They know that life is a test that allows us to face challenges and grow. Life is not easy. One is separated from the very reality and completeness that one consciously or unconsciously strives for. It is a painful separation that is complicated by the consequences of our unmindful actions. At the very least we can strengthen the guiding mind and try to search for meaning in life. If it takes us away from its hustle and bustle we should be grateful. The journey has to be taken up by the individual and is voluntary. Everything depends on you and the mentality you encourage.

Karma - The inevitable.

Karma - The inevitable.
Irrefutable law of the spiritual world. As you sow, so you reap. Natural laws are benevolent. They also grind. There is no punishment. There are consequences. There is no judge. You alone reside. Then who decides? Your mind. The Buddhists stress on compassion. If your mind is not compassionate, thoughtful, watchful it becomes your greatest enemy. Actions stem from the mind. Actions either bind or liberate. The lower mind propels you. The higher mind keeps watch and warns you if you care to listen. If you ignore it, it completely shuts down. Karma stems from our actions. We are what we are because of our actions. They propel us, creating tendencies called samskaras. We are both reaping consequences - good or bad - and creating scope for further reactions. The wise man steers clear of both good and bad, pleasure and pain and detaches himself from them. Once detached he simply has to wait for past actions to bear fruit and roll off. When the body falls he becomes free merging in the all pervading consciousness that he is. People refuse to believe in the intelligent consciousness. But they consider themselves to be intelligent. This is a fallacy of immense proportions. It amounts to denying ones own self. Our scriptures point out how there existed only the one consciousness, then it divided to become the many. The separated entity developed an ego. It considered itself to be separate. There in lies the root of all our problems. Once we realize this we instantly become unselfish as we see the oneness behind all. Nature then becomes benevolent as its laws become established. All serving one another without expectation of return. Observe a tree. It only gives. It recycles all that others expell and it converts that to what you consume. It does this without a thought. Karma is both mental and physical. It can bind you. It can liberate you. The choice is yours.

Medicine - Change or Perish!

Medicine - Change or Perish!
Medicine as is practiced today has reached a dead end. All its pet theories and assumptions have been challenged. The notion that we are machines and that our environment is our enemy has died. Our present findings indicate we are a vibrant energetic life force in tune with the universe. Our free will and expanded consciousness defines who we are. It is also our Achilles heel. It is the way we use our free will and consciousness that determines both our health and continued existence. No other science has done more harm to collective humanity than modern medicine which has dumbed down this obvious truth and reduced man to a physical body functioning in parts. In the process it has not only killed individuals but also corrupted the psyche and obstructed the path of the consciousness to its natural progress towards a higher truth. The resultant imbalance is obvious all around us as we see a fall in values, in priorities, and mankind trapped in crass materialism leading to serious errors in judgement that we term crimes. The medical industry itself is in throes of its own sins as corruption has become intolerable within its ranks and it's practitioners are writhing in pain. A serious introspection and rebellion against industry imposed diktat is the only way out. The inflated ego must go. Humility and acknowledgement of mistakes is the first step which fortunately is already taking place and seems to be the only silver lining so far. Will the humungous edifice built on the quicksand of twisted priorities survive? Most of it will not. We will soon witness a meltdown. It will be painful but is inevitable. Humanity needs to survive. We cannot allow ignorance and the refusal to see reason continue to inflict pain of immense proportions. The sooner the cookie crumbles the better.

Destructive Science.

Destructive Science.
We promoted science. Our expectation was that mankind would benefit. That was also the promise. Sadly that did not happen. Companies prospered. Politicians prospered. Professionals prospered. Mankind suffered. Humanity suffered. The plant and animal world suffered. The earth is dying today and we stare at the face of extinction. Science operated without conscience. Without accountability. Without responsibility. Without ethics. But it still has the temerity to say it worked. Worked for whom? For what? It worked for the cabal that promoted it. It worked to enslave mankind in the hands of a cartel that worked behind the curtains. I have ZERO respect for science that is practiced today. A process of inquiry is fine but to burn the earth to find out its components is not. Scientists have been both utterly foolish and shamelessly reckless propelled by greed for money and power. I hold them responsible for today's mess. I hold them accountable for the lives killed and maimed, for the resources destroyed, for the innocence slaughtered, for the values trampled, for the frightening future that stares at our face.

Eat Your Money

Eat your money.
Very soon there will be no other choice. Real food is all set to disappear. Agriculture is fast becoming an impossible prospect. Crops need inputs that are now terribly uncertain. Soils have degraded and today's fertilizers exacerbate the problem. Microplastics have invaded the soil nullifying attempts of even organic practitioners. Water levels have receded and rivers are drying up making irrigation difficult. Monsoons with erratic rainfall now destroy crops more than they help. Rising temperatures are affecting germination and disturbing natural growth. They also increase pest attacks. With slowing ocean currents the incidences of extreme weather will vastly increase affecting agriculture round the globe. Hybrid seeds do not have the inherent strength to match these challenges. Rising input costs and uncertain returns are making farmers abandon their profession. The younger generation are no longer interested. With development pressure land under agriculture is shrinking. We will now see government's handing over agriculture to corporate sharks who will jump in with GMOs and herbicides. They will cut off all chances of recovery besides poisoning the planet. We are looking at the prospect of mass famines nary a chance of recovery. Artificial food that has invaded the market cannot meet the demands of your body and devastate health. Eat your money. You have earned it.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Prof Ruth Ley: Antibiotics & Vaccines Behind Autoimmune Disorders, Autism.

More than half your body is not human


Microbial battleground

Antibiotics and vaccines have been the weapons unleashed against the likes of smallpox, Mycobacterium tuberculosis or MRSA.
That's been a good thing and has saved large numbers of lives.
But some researchers are concerned that our assault on the bad guys has done untold damage to our "good bacteria".
Prof Ley told me: "We have over the past 50 years done a terrific job of eliminating infectious disease.
"But we have seen an enormous and terrifying increase in autoimmune disease and in allergy.
"Where work on the microbiome comes in is seeing how changes in the microbiome, that happened as a result of the success we've had fighting pathogens, have now contributed to a whole new set of diseases that we have to deal with."
The microbiome is also being linked to diseases including inflammatory bowel disease, Parkinson's, whether cancer drugs work and even depression and autism.
Obesity is another example. Family history and lifestyle choices clearly play a role, but what about your gut microbes?

Monday, April 16, 2018

Open Letter: “Vaccines can and do Cause Autism And Chronic Illness"

Open Letter
The Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
University of Wollongong
16 September 2016
Dear Professor Alison Jones,
To date I have not received a response to my open letter dated 26 August 2016. This letter requested the supportive evidence for your statements that the link between vaccines and autism has been discredited. In particular I asked you to provide evidence for your statement that my thesis provided “no compelling evidence for a causal link between vaccines and autism”. Many doctors, scientists and parents disagree with your statement and you did not provide any supportive evidence for your statements in the article published in the journal Vaccinean article which attempts to suppress this important scientific debate.
I have outlined below some of the evidence that exists for a link between autism and vaccines and I urge you to watch the recently released film “Vaxxed: from cover-up to catastrophe” that documents fraudulent studies being used by the US CDC researchers to discredit this link and testimonies from thousands of parents whose children developed autism after vaccines. Please take a look at this evidence, in the interests of population health, and I hope that you will provide your professional opinion as a toxicologist to the concerned global community.
We look forward to your rapid response because the Australian government has already expanded its vaccination registry to cover mandatory vaccinations for an expanded schedule of vaccines for adults in employment and social welfare policies. Here is Peter McIntyre, director of Australia’s Vaccination Surveillance and Research Unit (NCIRS) for 12 years, informing the public that a long-term health study of vaccinated and unvaccinated children has never been done – in animals or humans. This study is critical to debunking the causal link between vaccines and autism and there are many small scale studies (in children and animals) that are supporting a causal link – as does the skyrocketing autism and chronic illness observed in Australian children.
Some of the Evidence for a Causal Link between Vaccines and Autism
The evidence I have seen for this conclusion is overwhelming and vaccines are also linked to the escalating increase in chronic illness in global populations – in particular autoimmune diseases.
Please investigate the following information:
1. US Congressman Bill Posey hears evidence of fraudulent science and misconduct by Paul Thorsen, a CDC researcher and co-author of the Denmark studies that were used to debunk the vaccine-autism link resulting from the use of thimerosal (mercury-compound) in vaccines.  The CDC also admits in this video that there are no long-term health studies of vaccinated and unvaccinated groups.
2. A medical practitioner describes the cover-up of the vaccine-autism link
3. Many of the studies used to claim that thimerosal in vaccines is safe are flawed (“Methodological Issues and Evidence of Malfeasance in Research Purporting to Show Thimerosal (Mercury Compound) in Vaccines is Safe”, Hooker et al, 2014).
4. Here is a link to a scientist from Stanford University describing a plausible link between vaccines and autism and a US District Attorney that provides compelling evidence for this causal link.
5. This link is also described on the Package Insert for the Tripedia Vaccine for DTaP (2005 p.11).
6. Here are 127 scientific research papers demonstrating a link between vaccines and autism
7. Selective industry funded studies are being used to obscure the science that indicates vaccines are a casual factor in the development of autism and chronic illness. In 2016 the movie “Vaxxed: from cover up to catastrophe“, that describes the fraudulent science being used by the CDC to cover up the vaccine-autism link, was released in the US and is touring the country. The movie is now available in many countries.
8. Japan has stopped using the MMR vaccine and two children in the US were awarded millions of dollars through the US federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program for developing autism.
9. Here are further medical studies demonstrating this plausible vaccine-autism link..
10. In 2010 a small scale study showed a link between the Hepatitis B vaccine given to infants on the first day of life and autism in boys.
11. In 2011, a review into the cause of autism was carried out by Helen Ratajczak. This review is titled ‘Theoretical aspects of autism: Causes – A review’ and it was published in the Journal of Immunotoxicology. This paper examines many published, peer-reviewed articles demonstrating that vaccines are a plausible cause of autism.
12. Here is a short article describing the plausible link between vaccines and autism and the strategies being used by authorities to cover-up this link.
We look forward to your response.

Vaccines Cause Autism: 24 Peer Reviewed Scientific Studies

24 PEER REVIEWED SCIENTIFIC Studies from the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health that link AUTISM to VACCINES:
#URL LinkArticle TitleJournal SpecsAuthor(s)
1http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3364648/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?N Am J Med Sci. 2009 Jul; 1(2): 28–47.Graham E. Ewing
2http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3697751/B-Lymphocytes from a Population of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Unaffected Siblings Exhibit Hypersensitivity to ThimerosalJ Toxicol. 2013; 2013: 801517. Published online 2013 Jun 9.  doi:  10.1155/2013/801517Martyn A. Sharpe, Taylor L. Gist, and David S. Baskin*
3http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3774468/Thimerosal Exposure and the Role of Sulfation Chemistry and Thiol Availability in AutismInt J Environ Res Public Health. 2013 Aug; 10(8): 3771–3800. Published online 2013 Aug 20.  doi: 10.3390/ijerph10083771Janet K. Kern,1,* Boyd E. Haley,2 David A. Geier,1 Lisa K. Sykes,3 Paul G. King,3 and Mark R. Geier1
4http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3878266/A two-phase study evaluating the relationship between Thimerosal-containing vaccine administration and the risk for an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis in the United StatesTransl Neurodegener. 2013; 2: 25. Published online 2013 Dec 19.  doi:  10.1186/2047-9158-2-25David A Geier,1 Brian S Hooker,2 Janet K Kern,1,3 Paul G King,4 Lisa K Sykes,4 and Mark R Geiercorresponding author1
5http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11339848Autism: a novel form of mercury poisoning.Med Hypotheses. 2001 Apr;56(4):462-71.Bernard S1, Enayati A, Redwood L, Roger H, Binstock T.
6http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12142947The role of mercury in the pathogenesis of autism.Mol Psychiatry. 2002;7 Suppl 2:S42-3.Bernard S1, Enayati A, Roger H, Binstock T, Redwood L.
7http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12145534Abnormal measles-mumps-rubella antibodies and CNS autoimmunity in children with autism.J Biomed Sci. 2002 Jul-Aug;9(4):359-64.Singh VK1, Lin SX, Newell E, Nelson C.
8http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12933322Reduced levels of mercury in first baby haircuts of autistic children.Int J Toxicol. 2003 Jul-Aug;22(4):277-85.Holmes AS1, Blaxill MF, Haley BE.
9http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15780490The potential importance of steroids in the treatment of autistic spectrum disorders and other disorders involving mercury toxicity.Med Hypotheses. 2005;64(5):946-54.Geier MR1, Geier DA.
10http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16870260Cultured lymphocytes from autistic children and non-autistic siblings up-regulate heat shock protein RNA in response to thimerosal challenge.Neurotoxicology. 2006 Sep;27(5):685-92. Epub 2006 Jun 16.Walker SJ1, Segal J, Aschner M.
11http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17454560A case series of children with apparent mercury toxic encephalopathies manifesting with clinical symptoms of regressive autistic disorders.J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2007 May 15;70(10):837-51.Geier DA1, Geier MR.
12http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17674242A prospective study of thimerosal-containing Rho(D)-immune globulin administration as a risk factor for autistic disorders.J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2007 May;20(5):385-90.Geier DA1, Geier MR.
13http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19043938A possible central mechanism in autism spectrum disorders, part 1.Altern Ther Health Med. 2008 Nov-Dec;14(6):46-53.Blaylock RL1.
14http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19106436A comprehensive review of mercury provoked autism.Indian J Med Res. 2008 Oct;128(4):383-411.Geier DA1, King PG, Sykes LK, Geier MR.
15http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21058170Hepatitis B vaccination of male neonates and autism diagnosis, NHIS 1997-2002.J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2010;73(24):1665-77. doi: 10.1080/15287394.2010.519317.Gallagher CM1, Goodman MS.
16http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21299355Theoretical aspects of autism: causes–a review.J Immunotoxicol. 2011 Jan-Mar;8(1):68-79. doi: 10.3109/1547691X.2010.545086.Ratajczak HV1.
17http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21623535A positive association found between autism prevalence and childhood vaccination uptake across the U.S. population.J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2011;74(14):903-16. doi: 10.1080/15287394.2011.573736.Delong G1.
18http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21907498Conjugate vaccines and autism.Med Hypotheses. 2011 Dec;77(6):937-9. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2011.08.033. Epub 2011 Sep 9.Rose NR.
19http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21993250Hypothesis: conjugate vaccines may predispose children to autism spectrum disorders.Med Hypotheses. 2011 Dec;77(6):940-7. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2011.08.019. Epub 2011 Oct 10.Richmand BJ1.
20http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22099159Do aluminum vaccine adjuvants contribute to the rising prevalence of autism?J Inorg Biochem. 2011 Nov;105(11):1489-99. doi: 10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2011.08.008. Epub 2011 Aug 23.Tomljenovic L1, Shaw CA.
21http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24675092Transcriptomic analyses of neurotoxic effects in mouse brain after intermittent neonatal administration of thimerosal.Toxicol Sci. 2014 Jun;139(2):452-65. doi: 10.1093/toxsci/kfu049. Epub 2014 Mar 27.Li X1, Qu F, Xie W, Wang F, Liu H, Song S, Chen T, Zhang Y, Zhu S, Wang Y, Guo C, Tang TS.
22http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24995277Methodological issues and evidence of malfeasance in research purporting to show thimerosal in vaccines is safe.Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:247218. doi: 10.1155/2014/247218. Epub 2014 Jun 4.Hooker B1, Kern J2, Geier D3, Haley B4, Sykes L5, King P5, Geier M3.
23http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25198681A dose-response relationship between organic mercury exposure from thimerosal-containing vaccines and neurodevelopmental disorders.Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014 Sep 5;11(9):9156-70. doi: 10.3390/ijerph110909156.Geier DA1, Hooker BS2, Kern JK3, King PG4, Sykes LK5, Geier MR6.
24http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25377033Commentary–Controversies surrounding mercury in vaccines: autism denial as impediment to universal immunisation.Indian J Med Ethics. 2014 Oct-Dec;11(4):218-22.Chhawchharia R1, Puliyel JM2.