The Bad News
(NOTE: ALL CLINICAL SUPPLEMENT STUDIES USED MAN-MADE SYNTHETIC CHEMICALS MADE BY DRUG COMPANIES. ZERO STUDIES USED NATURAL FORMS OF THE VITAMIN FROM PLANTS (yet this fact goes 100% unmentioned in every study).
The Vitamin Myth - While some vitamin supplements can boost your health, others may actually harm. By Neena Samuel From Reader’s Digest November 2007
8/09 Cancer takes aim at thyroid – A medical mystery: As overall cancer rates fall, why are thyroid cancer rates rising? Diagnoses of cancer in this gland in the neck are increasing about 6% a year, faster than cancers found anywhere else, according to one National Cancer Institute analysis.
7/06 The American Health Foundation, said that the US child mortality rate increased in 2004, the first rise in 40 years. The United States now has an infant mortality rate that puts it behind 27 other nations.
1/08 Multivitamins Linked With Breast Density. NOTE: Breast density is used as a marker for breast cancer risk, and is associated with the use of multivitamins. Multi-vitamins increase Breast Cancer Risk!
10/07 INTERPRETATION: We could not find evidence that antioxidant supplements can prevent gastrointestinal cancers; on the contrary, they seem to increase overall mortality.
11/08 CHICAGO (AP) News Keeps Getting Worse for Vitamins. Huge study boosts disappointment on multivitamins. – The largest study ever of multivitamin use in older women found the pills did nothing to prevent common cancers or heart disease.
Parents supplements associated with infant food allergies.
CHICAGO – A study of more than 8,000 infants found a possible link between the use of multivitamin supplements and the risk of asthma and food allergies, researchers said Tuesday.
3/97 The NIH Beta Carotene and Retinol Efficacy Trial FAILS – After an average of four years of receiving (synthetic) supplements, 28 percent more lung cancers were diagnosed and 17 percent more deaths occurred in participants taking beta carotene and vitamin A than in those taking placebos. Neither of these studies showed a benefit from taking supplements.
4/07 CONCLUSION: High-dosage (> or =400 IU/d) vitamin E supplements may increase all-cause mortality and should be avoided.
5/07 Conclusion The evidence for routine use of multivitamin and mineral supplements to reduce infections in elderly people is weak and conflicting
8/08 The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine – high-dosage vitamin E supplementation may increase all-cause mortality.
2/07 The Big Vitamin Scare: American Medical Association claims vitamins may kill you.
10/07 INTERPRETATION: We could not find evidence that antioxidant supplements can prevent gastrointestinal cancers; on the contrary, they seem to increase overall mortality.
9/08 Report finds widespread shortage of vitamins, minerals.
3/08 Early Multivitamins Tied to Childhood Allergic Ailments By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Jul 06 -08
10/07 Almost a Third of U.S. Kids Use Supplements. More than 30 percent of American children take some kind of dietary supplement, mostly multivitamins and multiminerals, a U.S. National Institutes of Health study finds.
Allergy surge to be investigated. Scientists are to look at whether diet affects people’s risk of developing an allergy.
Half of population will suffer allergies (from genetically modified Foods?) By Rob McNeil, Evening Standard 10 February 2004
Food additives affect hyperactivity Linda Searing
Special to the Washington Post Jul. 6, 2004 12:00 AM
More babies being treated for reflux
Knight Ridder Newspapers
Sept. 11, 2004 12:00 AM
Heart disease in 20s likely for kids with hard arteries -
Nov. 12, 2008 12:00 AM
Drugs Are Prescribed for High-Risk Kids by Apoorva Mandavilli January 2009 issue, published online December 15, 2008. 8-year-olds can now take statins to reduce the chances of heart disease.
More kids given anti-psychotic drugs, study says
Mar. 17, 2006 12:00 AM
Many seniors not getting proper nourishment
Jun. 13, 2005 12:00 AM
Americans’ health is on the decline. Infant mortality, obesity rising
Nov. 8, 2004 12:00 AM
List of cancer-causing substances gets longer
Government adds 17 new agents, including first viruses. The Associated Press Updated: 5:35 p.m. ET Jan. 31, 2005
Health care tab keeps soaring! Expense projected to account for $1 in every $5 spent by 2017. Associated Press Feb. 26, 2008 12:00 AM
Unborn babies carry pollutants, study finds. Thu Jul 14, 2005 11:28 AM ET By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent
Prevalence of hypertension in U.S. Hits All-Time High
By Karla Gale NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Aug 24 -08
Pharmaceutical Companies Spend More on PR than on Disease
Title: “Disease Mongering”
By: Bob Burton and Andy Rowell
Source: PR Watch, First Quarter 2003
The Greek root word for Pharmacy is Pharmakia: Meaning: “Sorcery”
44% in U.S. take prescription drugs
Those rates were up from an average use of 39 percent and 12 percent between 1988 and 1994, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported NOTE: Older Americans make more trips to the drug store now than a decade ago: In 1992, the average 65 yr old filled 18 prescriptions per year. By 2000 that number had risen to 30.Randolph E. Schmid Associated Press Dec. 3, 2004 12:00 AM
Selenium link to heart disease marker
29/07/2004 – The trace mineral selenium should be considered as a potential factor to lower one of the markers of heart disease, homocysteine, say Spanish researchers.
A team at the University of Oveido report that in a group of elderly people, those with the highest selenium intake had a 63 per cent decreased risk of higher total homocysteine concentrations (more than 14 µmol/L).
Single and Multiple Selenium-Zinc-Iodine Deficiencies Affect Rat Thyroid metabolism and Ultrastructure1,2
Manuel Ruz3, Juana Codoceo, Jose Galgani, Luis Muñoz*, Nuri Gras*, Santiago Muzzo , Laura Leiva , and Cleofina Bosco**
Center for Human Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile; * Chilean Commission for Nuclear Energy, Santiago, Chile; Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile; and ** Program of Morphology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
IRON deficiency is Worldwide.
Manuel Olivares, Tomds Walter, Eva Hertrampf and
Fernando Pizarro 7/15/05
Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology (INTA), University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
Iron deficiency is the single most common nutritional disorder world-wide and
the main cause of anaemia in infancy, childhood and pregnancy. It is prevalent
in most of the developing world and it is probably the only nutritional
deficiency of consideration in industrialised countries. In the developing world
the prevalence of iron deficiency is high, and is due mainly to a low intake of
bioavailable iron. However, in this setting, iron deficiency often co-exists with
other conditions such as, malnutrition, vitamin A deficiency, folate deficiency,
The GOOD News
Markets for Superfoods to double by 2011
(NewsTarget) 7/2/09.The market in “super” foods and drinks is anticipated to nearly double from its 2001 levels by the year 2011, according to a report written by market analysis firm Datamonitor. According to “Super Food and Drinks: Consumer Attitudes to Nutrient Rich Products,” demand for Superfoods has surged as consumers have become more concerned about nutrition.
8/1/09. Scott Kennedy. Super Sea Veg® is the only twelve different seaweeds that consists of a blend of twelve organic edible sea plants, chosen from over 10,000 species and harvested from pristine ocean waters around the world. Super Sea Veg® contains every element and nutrient known to man and MORE, in concentrated and balanced amounts, in 100% vegetable capsules, which by taking every day, will move your cells, blood and body toward superior biological health.
A little History of Sea Vegetation
It has always been accepted in Japan that eating sea vegetables like Nori and Wakame will prolong life. Now Japanese and other scientists have demonstrated that such assumptions are not so far fetched, given their proven ability to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as thinning the blood, as per many clinical studies.
kelp and other seaweeds have the ability to synthesize sunlight into Vitamin D in their tissues, not unlike humans do within their skin. These are the only plants that can do this in any appreciable amount. This form of D is extremely bioavailable to our cells.
In about 3000 B.C., Shen Nung venerated in China as the “Father of Medicine” prescribed “plants of the sea” to all those desiring a long life, as did Confucius.
Seaweed as a staple item of diet has been used in Japan and China since prehistoric times. In 600 BC, Sze Teu wrote in China, “Some algae are a delicacy fit for the most honored guests, even for the King himself.” Some 21 species are used in everyday cookery in Japan, six of them since the 8th century. Seaweed accounts for some 10% of the Japanese diet and seaweed consumption reached an average of 3.5 kg per household in 1973, a 20% increase in 10 years. That’s 7 grams a day, per person.
Diet, lung cancer link found
Sept. 28, 2008 12:00 AM
Bolstering the diet with fruits, vegetables and legumes rich in plant-based estrogens tends to protect against lung cancer, according to a study to be released today.
Conducted by a team of cancer-prevention researchers at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, the analysis marks the largest study to date to examine dietary effects on the development of lung tumors. Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women in the United States.
Plant-based estrogens, or phytoestrogens, come in three main classes: isoflavones, lignans and cumestrans, with isoflavones and lignans the most widely seen in nature. All act as weak estrogens with varying capacities to influence the life and death of cells.
If adjusting your diet and exercising more hasn’t helped you reach a healthy body weight, you may have hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid gland. In addition to weight gain, other symptoms of hypothyroidism include a bad complexion, fatigue, forgetfulness, loss of sex drive, impotence, irritability and unhealthy hair, nails and teeth. Fortunately, you can help normalize an underactive thyroid gland by increasing your intake of the mineral iodine.
Seaweed – a radical scavenger. 2/1/2005
Seaweeds, or sea vegetables, represent a currently under utilized source of dietary fibre and antioxidant molecules in the Western world. They are widely consumed in Asian diets, both as ingredients, including seasonings and condiments, and as wrappers for snacks. Seaweeds are known to be sources of dietary fibres but there have also been studies on their nutritional value, anticarcinogenic effects and antioxidant activity. Dietary kelp exhibits anticarcinogenic effects, attributed to the enhancement of enzyme activity and the reduction of lipid peroxidation.
Edible seaweeds contain labile antioxidant molecules such as ascorbate and glutathione, in addition to more stable molecules including carotenoids, mycosporine like amino acids, catechins, phlorotannins and tocopherols. In vitro studies with seaweed extracts have shown antioxidant activity, suggesting a potential for the protective effects of seaweed against lipid oxidation in foods and oxidative stress in vivo. However, there is relatively little information about the antioxidant potential of North American seaweeds, in particular the red seaweed dulse (Palmaria palmata), which is traditionally consumed as a snack food and garnish. (Palmaria is found in the FarmaSea® Blend of sea plants) A study by Yuan et al.1, therefore investigated the antioxidant activity of dulse by evaluating its hydroxyl, stable free radical and radical cation scavenging ability. The ability of dulse to inhibit lipid oxidation in a linoleic acid emulsion as a food system model was also assessed. The dulse extract exhibited antioxidant activity over a prolonged period of time, which may be beneficial for extended product shelf life
1 Yuan, YV; Bone, DE; Carrington, MF (2005). Antioxidant activity of dulse (Palmaria palmata) extract evaluated in vitro. Food Chemistry 91 (3) 485–494.
New research shows vitamin D slashes risk of cancers by 77 percent; cancer industry refuses to support cancer prevention
3/3/08 AP Newswire.
Exciting new research conducted at the Creighton University School of Medicine in Nebraska has revealed that supplementing with vitamin D and calcium can reduce your risk of cancer by an astonishing 77 percent. This includes breast cancer, colon cancer, skin cancer and other forms of cancer. This research provides strong new evidence that vitamin D is the single most effective medicine against cancer, far outpacing the benefits of any cancer drug known to modern science. (Seaweed is the only plant that synthesizes Sunlight into appreciable and bioavailable amounts of Vitamin D).
Whole foods shown better at cutting bad cholesterol
May. 13, 2005 12:00 AM
PHILADELPHIA – Eating a low-fat diet packed with vegetables, fruit, beans and whole grains reduces levels of “bad” cholesterol twice as much as eating a low-fat diet that’s heavy on processed foods, a small study has found.
Researchers said it suggests that – at least in the short term – there’s more to healthful eating than counting fat grams and more to controlling cholesterol than taking drugs. “The effect of diet on lowering cholesterol has been really minimized and undermined by a lot of clinicians and researchers saying, ‘Yes, it has an effect, but it’s really trivial. It would be better to put you on drugs to control your cholesterol,’ ” said Christopher Gardner, lead author of the study in a recent issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.
Mitochondria damage is aging.
Dr. Treadwell, M.D. PhD 9/12/2007
Why do we age? Can we stop or slow our aging? Can age-associated diseases such as Alzheimer’s, heart disease and cancer be prevented or their symptoms delayed? Only recently has science developed the tools to delve into the intricacies these questions raise.
The mitochondria – the organelles within our cells, where energy, in the form of the chemical ATP, is produced – are a serious focus for scientists involved in aging research. Healthy, robust mitochondria are essential for a long healthy life. Following the development of new investigative tools, scientists demonstrated that free radicals are indeed produced by normal cellular processes, and that the majority of these toxic substances are produced during the production of useable cellular energy (ATP) in the mitochondria. Thus, the Free Radical theory morphed into the Mitochondrial Theory of Aging in 1972.
They developed a mouse model to answer the question of cause or effect. For the first 25 weeks of life (comparable to a human teenager in age), the mice were normal in all respects. However, beginning with the 25th week, the animals began to look different from their normal (non-defective) mouse counterparts. They began to show typical signs of premature aging, such as spotty baldness, curvature of the spine, osteoporosis and decreased energy (lethargy), all characteristics common to human aging. Furthermore, the mice’s lifespan was cut from three years to between one and two. Examination of the mitochondria taken from animals of different ages clearly showed defects in the mitochondrial DNA, as well as other mitochondrial structural components. This damage was cumulative. In other words, there was very little damage in the first few weeks and a steady increase in damage with time. Apparently it takes a certain amount of damage to the mitochondria to create a physically observable age-associated lesion, and it takes about 25 weeks to reach that critical mass for the defective mice. The normal mouse counterparts also had cumulative DNA damage, but to a much lower extent.
This experiment clearly suggests that mitochondrial damage is a cause and not an effect of aging. It also demonstrates that normal aging is likely the result of the accumulation of cellular errors. This means that good cell food, cell regulators, cell function compounds in the diet, can increase lifespan of cells and hence, the body. A nutritious diet high in fruits, vegetables and legumes, should help maintain healthy mitochondria. Evidence from animal studies supports supplementing our diets with certain vitamins, such as E and C, as well as acetyl-L-carnitine and the antioxidant alpha Lipoic acid. (all found in concentrated amounts in seaweeds).
I have a large amount of scientific data and anecdotal studies which point to three main areas for better health. Scott Kennedy 2005
1. The problem of increasing illness in this country due to malnutrition, increasing toxicity and stress coinciding with bad diets, fast food, hectic urban lifestyles. Degenerative disease is crippling people over 40 and with the baby boomers aging into this “model of health” they are searching like never before for real solutions that fit their lifestyle and are “easy”. They have a mistrust of doctors and drug based therapies but still would like a “pill” to fix them.
2. Science is uncovering that plants are full of chemicals that were unidentified in the past. Hundreds of plant compound (phytochemicals) that have various activities governing cellular health and homeostasis. B vitamin is now B complex. Vitamin A Beta carotene is now the carotenoid complex. Vitamin E is now the E complex (Mixed Tochopherols). Now the phytochemicals Lutein, lycopene, Sitoserol are being found to address certain conditions directly. These new chemicals are just being named and are not found in multiple vitamins and are not being synthesized, so they can only be found in plants, hence the NIH upping the suggested daily servings of fruits and vegetables from 3-5, to 5-9. Americans cannot achieve this. Enter The FarmaSea® Blend of sea plants.
3. Super Sea Veg® is the perfect food at the perfect time, for a myriad of reasons. In a form Americans can relate to, veggie caps full of 12 whole species. This is such a no-brainer, the potential and impact is beyond comprehension, as are the legitimate and unsolicited testimonial s, which make this definitive twelve different seaweeds look like a powerful medicine.
WHO. World Health Organization.
4/12/06 What do we mean by malnutrition ?
Malnutrition means “badly nourished” but it is more than a measure of what we eat, or fail to eat. Clinically, malnutrition is characterized by inadequate intake of protein, energy, and micronutrients and by frequent infections or disease. malnutrition is the single most important risk factor for disease. Better nutrition is a prime entry point to ending the malnutrition maelstrom. Better health means stronger immune systems which means less illnesses. When poverty is added to the picture, it produces a downward spiral that may end in death.
California’s oldest woman hits 112 and is still counting
Los Angeles Daily News
Nov. 2, 2004 12:00 AM
EAGLE ROCK, Calif. – She has bridged the closing of the American Frontier, the opening of the Age of Flight and the breach between the 19th and 21st centuries. Born Margaret Culver in Guthrie, Okla., in 1892, her birth preceded the second election of Grover Cleveland, America’s 22nd and 24th president, and she will likely live past the next presidential election today. Considered the seventh-oldest American and the 21st-oldest person in the world, Russell has one other claim to fame. A devout Christian Scientist, she has seen a doctor once.
Her secret, according to officials at Solheim, where she has lived for 16 years:
• Get out early in the day.
• Drink lots of water.
• Avoid doctors.
Adding cancer-fighters to increase protection
17/08/2004- The broccoli compound sulphoraphane and apigenin, a flavonoid found in fruits like apples and cherries as well as tea, appear to work together against cancer cells, according a new research to be published next month. The in vitro study is part of a growing investigation into the potential synergy between different natural compounds to achieve greater protection against cancer than from one nutrient alone.
New data finds antioxidant combo decreases smokers’ cancer risk.
09/08/2004- Smokers taking a wide range of antioxidants through their diet appear to have a lower risk of lung cancer, according to a recent study.
The results counter the findings of a trial carried out in the 90s, the Finnish ATBC study, which found an increased risk of the disease for smokers with high beta-carotene intake. In the new study, researchers from Yale University and other US institutes together with colleagues from the National Public Health Institute in Helsinki, Finland analyzed the same data but looked at the total intake of antioxidants, including selenium, vitamin E, vitamin C as well as carotenoids and FLAVENOIDS, rather than one single antioxidant.