THE CALL OF LANKA by W.S. Senior

THE CALL OF LANKA

by W.S. Senior

I climbed o’er the crags of Lanka
And gazed on her golden sea,
And out from her ancient places
Her soul came forth to me.
“Give Me, a Bard,” said Lanka,
“My Bard of the things to-be “

“ My cities are laid in ruins,
“Their courts through the jungle spread,
“My scepter is long departed
“And the stranger lord instead,
“Yet give me a Bard,” said Lanka,
“I am living, I am not dead.”

“For high in my highland valleys,
“And low in my lowland plains
“The pride of the past is pulsing,
“Hot, in a people’s veins.
“Give me a Bard,” said Lanka,
“A Bard for my joys and pains.”

I offer a voice, O Lanka,
I, child of an alien isle,
For my heart has heard thee, and kindled,
Mine eyes have seen thee, and smile;
Take, Foster- Mother and use it;
‘Tis but for a little while.

For surely of thine own children,
Born of thy womb, shall rise
The Bard of the moonlit jungle,
The Bard of the tropic skies,
Warm from his Mother’s bosom,
Bright from his Mother’s eyes.

He shall hymn thee of hoar Sripada,
The Peak that is lone and tall;
He shall hymn with her crags Dunhinda,
The smoking waterfall;
Whatsoever is fair in Lanka
He shall know it and love it all.

He shall sing thee of sheer Sirigiya,
Of Minneriya’s wandering kine;
He shall sing of the lake and the lotus,
He shall sing of the rock-hewn shrine;
Whatsoever is old in Lanka
Shall live in his lordly line..

But most shall he sing of Lanka
In the brave new days that come,
When the races all have blended
And the voice of strife is dumb;
When we leap to a single bugle,
March to single drum,

March to a mighty purpose,
One Man from shore to shore,
The stranger become a brother,
The task of the tutor o’er;
When the ruined city rises,
And the Palace gleams once more.

Hark ! Bard of the fateful Future,
Hark ! Bard of the bright To-Be,
A Voice on the verdant mountains,
A Voice on the golden sea;
Rise, Child of Lanka, and answer !
Thy Mother hath called to Thee.

 

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Green Valley & Burnt Mountains

Green Valley & Burnt Mountains

11.30 am – It was a long vision – In the beginning God created a beautiful prosperous Garden. Colour & productivity were its hallmark. Then sin entered. Thorns, dust, craggy rocks, poison entered the world – yet the beauty was almost untouched.  Then began a trek of sin & rebellion – empires jostling for nations’ riches & for souls of people. Then came the Saviour on the cross – world became a wide green plateau – equal opportunities for all – all come to the green tree cross by the same way. It was the small green tender plant that was supposed to win the world overcoming any soil. Is 53:1. So we take heart to evangelise.

World progressed in sin & rebellion – few receiving the green tree and making it our abode. Time travelled as I watched on my knees in the heavy chabod atmosphere of Peniel Prayer Parliament with 40 seniors minsters of our fellowship.   I saw 1100 AD, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500 – great door & great battle. The world’s lush green turned dim, brown, burn increased thru 1800. Then began the ascent – rock formations – boulders, stronghold – 20th century came & progressed.

I could see the Courts of the Lord at the summit – Green Calvary Tree was becoming the only green spot in a burnt out ravaged consumed wasted sociological & ecological landscape. Rocks got craggier sharp ready to pierce. Destruction was visiting iniquity men & women receiving just deserts of their life styles. The Green Valley was yet open. Its power & attraction the same. It was as green as ever. Only that men had made their life ways so inimical, mountainous with human mountains they built, initially glamorous – now liabilities to family, life, ecology. , craggy, sharp, burnt, parched, desolate. They found it difficult to get to God who created man as man & woman as woman, and to meet & cohabit in life long fidelity and raise up children. They had built up many mind set barriers that made God unreachable from their side. I trembled with sadness.

I began to see the throne on the summit. No more games of throne seducing & demonising the young & old. This was the real one. Rev 4:5. There was Sardius like fire in the centre but the emerald rainbow said – grace was still available – but the surroundings said not for long. By Rev 15:2 – the throne had only red fire. Then in Rev 21:11 – all battle over, throne is crystal clear – Jasper. What was heartening was that the Green courts of the Lord stood strong with its tree of Calvary bidding all even at this late hour – when the way becomes narrower. Some who held long atheistic will scramble over to the Courts of the Lord. So let’s prepare every believer for the best evangelistic thrust ever.

Statins & Jupiter Trial

Cholesterol-Busting Statins: Study Raises New Concerns

 

By CHARLES BANKHEAD, MedPage Today Staff Writer

June 29, 2010

Nearly two years ago, a study known as the JUPITER trial hinted at a new era in the use of statins — one in which the cholesterol-busting drugs could be used to stave off heart-related death in many more people than just those with high cholesterol.

Now, however, researchers behind a new review that takes a second look at the findings of the landmark study say that these results are flawed — and that they do not support the benefits initially reported.

Not only did this second look turn up no evidence of the “striking decrease in coronary heart disease complications” reported by investigators behind JUPITER (Justification for the Use of Statins in Primary Prevention), but it has also called into question drug companies’ involvement in such trials, according to an article in the 2008/June 28 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine .

Moreover, Dr. Michel de Lorgeril of Joseph Fourier University and the National Center of Scientific Research in Grenoble, France, and coauthors argue that major discrepancies exists between the significant reductions in nonfatal stroke and heart attacks reported in the JUPITER trial and what has been found in other research.

“The JUPITER data set appears biased,” Lorgeril and coauthors wrote in conclusion.

Dr. Paul Ridker of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston dismissed de Lorgeril’s criticisms. Ridker reported the JUPITER results at the American Heart Association meeting in 2008.

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A group of researchers behind a new review that takes a second look at the findings of the landmark JUPITER study say that the original results are flawed.

In an email to MedPage Today, Ridker said that JUPITER data “overwhelmingly stand for themselves. Among a group of individuals with low levels of cholesterol, we clearly demonstrate that those with elevated levels of [the inflammation marker] hsCRP are in fact a high-risk population, and that using statin therapy in this group cuts event rates for [heart attack] and stroke in half.”

Ridker also pointed out that the “FDA has extensively reviewed these data, found the trial to be well conducted, and recently provided a new indication for the use of statins in primary prevention on the basis of the JUPITER data.”

AstraZeneca, maker of the popular statin Crestor (known generically as rosuvastatin), also defended the JUPITER results and the way in which the study was conducted.

Donna Huang, an AstraZeneca spokesperson, told MedPage Today in an email that the study “was undertaken with a fully independent steering committee, data and safety monitoring board, and academic study statistician.”

She also said Ridker and his co-investigators controlled all data. “AstraZeneca played no role in conducting data analyses and had no access to unblinded trial data,” she wrote.

De Lorgeril and coauthors point out that nine of 14 authors of the JUPITER article have financial relationships with AstraZeneca, which sponsored the trial. Ridker has a patent interest in the assay for C-reactive protein (CRP), an inflammation biomarker evaluated in all JUPITER trial participants.

“The sponsor’s pervasive role is clearly described in the second paragraph of the ‘Methods’ section of the report: ‘the sponsor collected the trial data and monitored the study sites,'” the authors wrote.

De Lorgeril and coauthors concluded that “the results of the JUPITER trial are clinically inconsistent and therefore should not change medical practice or clinical guidelines. The results of the JUPITER trial support concerns that commercially sponsored clinical trials are at risk of poor quality and bias.”

Adding to the controversy, authors of another article in the same issue of Archives reported that a review of 11 large primary-prevention trials showed no effect of statin therapy on deaths in high-risk patients.

The JUPITER trial has stood alone in its finding of a significant benefit in patients with no evidence of coronary heart disease. The trial examined the effect of rosuvastatin in patients with normal or low cholesterol levels but elevated levels of CRP.

Investigators randomized 17,802 apparently healthy men and women to receive either the statin rosuvastatin or a placebo, and then they studied these groups to compare how many suffered heart attacks, strokes and other heart-related problems. The trial ended early when an interim analysis showed a 44 percent reduction in these events in the group taking the statins; with results this positive, the logic went, why continue the study?

But de Lorgeril and his coauthors cited the early termination as one of several methodologic problems with JUPITER. Although prespecified early stopping points are a well-accepted feature of clinical trials, the rules for stopping should be clearly described. That was not the case in the published description of the JUPITER protocol.

“Indeed, we still do not know which endpoint was used to define [the rules for stopping], or which level of benefits … was required to justify early termination,” de Lorgeril and coauthors wrote.

The authors also expressed concern that the trial ended early despite the fact that the data were not consistent with a large difference between the actual drug and the placebo.

On the basis of their review, de Lorgeril and coauthors concluded that “the time has come for a critical reappraisal of cholesterol-lowering and statin treatments for the prevention of CHD complications. The emphasis on pharmaceuticals for the prevention of CHD diverts individual and public health attention away from the proven efficacy of adopting a healthy lifestyle, including regular physical activity, not smoking, and a Mediterranean-style diet.”

The meta-analysis reported in the same issue of the journal, led by Dr. Kausik Ray of the University of Cambridge in England, examined the findings of 11 randomized clinical trials involving a total of 65,229 patients to see if statins cut death rates among intermediate and high-risk people with no history of cardiovascular disease. In this study, too, the support for statin use was lacking.

  • One in four Americans are now taking a statin drug, despite the fact that there are over 900 studies proving their adverse effects, which run the gamut from muscle problems to diabetes and increased cancer risk.
  • Statins deplete your body of CoQ10, which can have devastating results. If you take statin drugs without taking CoQ10, your health is at serious risk. If you have symptoms of statin damage such as muscle pain, take anywhere from 200 to 500 mg of CoQ10 or ubiquinol, which is the reduced form. Ubiquinol is the recommended form if you’re over the age of 25. For preventative use, take around 100-200 mg.
  • Statins also impair the function of all sterols, including cholesterol and vitamin D (which is similar to cholesterol and is produced from cholesterol in your skin), all your sex hormones, cortisone, the dolichols, which are involved in keeping the membranes inside your cells healthy
  • Odds are greater than 100 to 1 that if you’re taking a statin, you don’t really need it. The ONLY subgroup that might benefit are those born with a genetic defect called familial hypercholesterolemia, as this makes them resistant to traditional measures of normalizing cholesterol.
  • Statins are in fact classified as a “pregnancy Category X medication”iv; meaning, it causes serious birth defects, and should NEVER be used by a woman who is pregnant or planning a pregnancy.

Parents Beware: Outrageous Push to Put Kids on Statin Drugs!

In a bold attempt to increase profits before the patent runs out, Pfizer has  introduced a chewable kid-friendly version of Lipitor. Its US patent for Lipitor expired in November 2011, and seeking to boost sales of the drug, children have become the new target market, and the conventional medical establishment is more than happy to oblige.

Researchers and many doctors are now calling for universal school screening of children to check for high cholesterol, to find those “in need of treatment.” In addition, older siblings, parents and other family members might be prompted to get screened as well, the researchers say, which would uncover additional, previously undiagnosed adults in need of the drug.

This is clearly NOT the way to improve public health. On the contrary, it could produce a new, massive wave of extremely dire health consequences in just a few years time.

So rather than improving school lunches, which would cost about a dollar a day per child, they’d rather “invest” ten times that for tests and drugs that in no way, shape, or form address the root cause, which is an improper, unhealthy diet! All they’re doing is allowing all the industries to maintain or increase their profits: Big Pharma; Big Sugar; Big Corn and the processed food industry.

Who pays?

You, and your children! And in far more ways than one!

Statins currently available on the U.S. market includei :

Advicor (lovastatin with niacin) – Abbott Crestor (rosuvastatin) – AstraZeneca Mevacor (lovastatin) – Merck Simcor (niacin/imvastatin) – Abbott
Altoprev (lovastatin) – Shionogi Pharma Lescol (fluvastatin) – Novartis Pravachol (pravastatin) — Bristol-Myers Squibb Zocor (simvastatin) – Merck
Caduet [atorvastatin with amlodipine (Norvasc)] – Pfizer Lipitor (atorvastatin) – Pfizer Vytorin (ezetimibe/simvastatin) – Merck/Schering-Plough  

Statin Drugs: A Surprising Cause of Diabetes

Statins have been shown to increase your risk of diabetes through a few different mechanisms. The most important one is that they increase insulin resistance, which can be extremely harmful to your health. Increased insulin resistance contributes to chronic inflammation in your body, and inflammation is the hallmark of most diseases. In fact, increased insulin resistance can lead to heart disease, which, ironically, is the primary reason for taking a cholesterol-reducing drug in the first place! It can also promote belly fat, high blood pressure, heart attacks, chronic fatigue, thyroid disruption, and diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and cancer.

Secondly, statins increase your diabetes risk by actually raising your blood sugar. When you eat a meal that contains starches and sugar, some of the excess sugar goes to your liver, which then stores it away as cholesterol and triglycerides. Statins work by preventing your liver from making cholesterol. As a result, your liver returns the sugar to your bloodstream, which raises your blood sugar levels.

Now, it’s important to realize that drug-induced diabetes and genuine type 2 diabetes are not necessarily identical.

If you’re on a statin drug and find that your blood glucose is elevated, it’s possible that what you have is just hyperglycemia—a side effect, and the result of your medication. Unfortunately, many doctors will at that point mistakenly diagnose you with “type 2 diabetes,” and possibly prescribe another drug, when all you may need to do is simply discontinue the statin in order for your blood glucose levels to revert back to normal. So if friends or loved ones you know are on a statin (and one in four Americans over 45 are) and they are told they have diabetes, please do them a favor and tell them about the information in this article.

Major Statin Drug Study Found to Be Flawed

A study known as the JUPITER trial initially suggested cholesterol-lowering statin drugs might prevent heart-related death in many more people than just those with high cholesterol. But two years after its publication in 2008, researchers came out saying the JUPITER results are flawed — and that they do not support the benefits initially reported. Not only is there no “striking decrease in coronary heart disease complications”, but a more recent report has also called into question drug companies’ involvement in such trials.

According to a report by ABC Newsii :

“… major discrepancies exists between the significant reductions in nonfatal stroke and heart attacks reported in the JUPITER trial and what has been found in other research … ‘The JUPITER data set appears biased,’ [the researchers] wrote in conclusion.”

If You Take Statins, You MUST Take CoQ10

Statins deplete your body of CoQ10, which can have devastating results. If you take statin drugs without taking CoQ10, your health is at serious risk. Unfortunately, this describes the majority of people who take them in the United States. CoQ10 is a cofactor (co-enzyme) that is essential for the creation of ATP molecules, which you need for cellular energy production. Organs such as your heart have higher energy requirements, and therefore require more CoQ10 to function properly. Produced mainly in your liver, it also plays a role in maintaining blood glucose.

Physicians rarely inform people of this risk and only occasionally advise them to take a CoQ10 supplement. As your body gets more and more depleted of CoQ10, you may suffer from fatigue, muscle weakness and soreness, and eventually heart failure.

Coenzyme Q10 is also very important in the process of neutralizing free radicals. So when your CoQ10 is depleted, you enter a vicious cycle of increased free radicals, loss of cellular energy, and damaged mitochondrial DNA. If you decide to take a CoQ10 supplement and are over the age of 40, it is important to choose the reduced version, called ubiquinol. Ubiquinol is a FAR more effective form—I personally take it daily for its many  far ranging benefits. As for dosage, Dr. Graveline, a family doctor and former astronaut, made the following recommendation in a previous interview on statins and CoQ10:

  • If you have symptoms of statin damage such as muscle pain, take anywhere from 200 to 500 mg
  • If you just want to use it preventively, 200 mg or less should be sufficient

Statins Impair Numerous Biological Functions

Statin drugs also interfere with other biological functions, including an early step in the mevalonate pathway, which is the central pathway for the steroid management in your body. Products of this pathway that are negatively affected by statins include:

  • All your sex hormones
  • Cortisone
  • The dolichols, which are involved in keeping the membranes inside your cells healthy
  • All sterols, including cholesterol and vitamin D (which is similar to cholesterol and is produced from cholesterol in your skin)

It’s still uncertain whether statins actually deplete your body of vitamin D, but they do reduce your body’s natural ability to create active vitamin D (1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol). This is the natural outcome of the drug’s cholesterol-reducing ability, because you need cholesterol to make vitamin D! It’s the raw material your body uses for vitamin D conversion after you’ve exposed your skin to sunlight. It’s also well-documented that vitamin D improves insulin resistance, so needless to say, when you take a statin drug, you forfeit this ‘built-in’ health-promoting mechanism, which is yet another clue as to how statins can cause diabetes.

Ninety-Nine Out of 100 People do Not Need Statin Drugs

That these drugs have proliferated the market the way they have is a testimony to the power of marketing, corruption and corporate greed, because the odds are very high— greater than 100 to 1—that if you’re taking a statin, you don’t really need it. The ONLY subgroup that might benefit are those born with a genetic defect called familial hypercholesterolemia, as this makes them resistant to traditional measures of normalizing cholesterol.

And, even more importantly, cholesterol is NOT the cause of heart disease.

If your physician is urging you to check your total cholesterol, then you should know that this test will tell you virtually nothing about your risk of heart disease, unless it is 330 or higher. HDL percentage is a far more potent indicator for heart disease risk. Here are the two ratios you should pay attention to:

  1. HDL/Total Cholesterol Ratio: Should ideally be above 24 percent. If below 10 percent, you have a significantly elevated risk for heart disease.
  2. Triglyceride/HDL Ratio: Should be below 2.

I have seen a number of people with total cholesterol levels over 250 who were actually at low risk for heart disease due to their elevated HDL levels. Conversely, I have seen many people with cholesterol levels under 200 who had a very high risk of heart disease, based on their low HDL. Your body NEEDS cholesterol—it is important in the production of cell membranes, hormones, vitamin D and bile acids that help you to digest fat. Cholesterol also helps your brain form memories and is vital to your neurological function. There is also strong evidence that having too little cholesterol INCREASES your risk for cancer, memory loss, Parkinson’s disease, hormonal imbalances, stroke, depression, suicide, and violent behavior.

Statins Should NEVER Be Used By Pregnant Women

One in four Americans over the age of 45 is now taking these drugs, and few are properly warned about the related health risks. Part of the problem is that many doctors are not even aware of all the risks. A study published last spring highlighted this dilemma.

Most disturbingly, the researchers found that physicians were lacking in awareness of the teratogenic risksiii (ability to cause fetal malformations) of statins and other cardiovascular drugs they prescribed for their pregnant patients. The study followed an earlier report, which had concluded statins should be avoided in early pregnancy due to their teratogenic capabilityiv . An even earlier 2003 studyv had already established that cholesterol plays an essential role in embryonic development, and that statins could play a part in embryonic mutations or even death…

Indeed, it’s difficult to look at these facts and not reach the conclusion that the pharmaceutical industry is quite willing to sacrifice human lives for profit. Statins are in fact classified as a “pregnancy Category X medication” meaning, it causes serious birth defects, and should NEVER be used by a woman who is pregnant or planning a pregnancy.

Parents Beware: Outrageous Push to Put Kids on Statin Drugs!

In a bold attempt to increase profits before the patent runs out, Pfizer has  introduced a chewable kid-friendly version of Lipitor. Its US patent for Lipitor expired in November 2011, and seeking to boost sales of the drug, children have become the new target market, and the conventional medical establishment is more than happy to oblige.

Researchers and many doctors are now calling for universal school screening of children to check for high cholesterol, to find those “in need of treatment.” In addition, older siblings, parents and other family members might be prompted to get screened as well, the researchers say, which would uncover additional, previously undiagnosed adults in need of the drug.

This is clearly NOT the way to improve public health. On the contrary, it could produce a new, massive wave of extremely dire health consequences in just a few years time.

So rather than improving school lunches, which would cost about a dollar a day per child, they’d rather “invest” ten times that for tests and drugs that in no way, shape, or form address the root cause, which is an improper, unhealthy diet! All they’re doing is allowing all the industries to maintain or increase their profits: Big Pharma; Big Sugar; Big Corn and the processed food industry.

Who pays?

You, and your children! And in far more ways than one!

Optimizing Your Cholesterol Levels, Naturally

There’s really no reason to take statins and suffer the damaging health effects from these dangerous drugs. The fact is that 75 percent of your cholesterol is produced by your liver, which is influenced by your insulin levels. Therefore, if you optimize your insulin level, you will automatically optimize your cholesterol. It follows, then, that my primary recommendations for safely regulating your cholesterol have to do with modifying your diet and lifestyle:

  • Optimize your vitamin D levels. Research by Dr. Stephanie Seneff has shed additional light on the extreme importance of appropriate sun exposure for normalizing your cholesterol levels and preventing heart disease. For more information, please see this previous interview.
  • Reduce, with the plan of eliminating, grains and sugars in your diet. Ideally, you’ll also want to  consume a good portion of your food raw.
  • Make sure you are getting plenty of high quality, animal-based omega 3 fats, such as krill oil.
  • Other heart-healthy foods include olive oil, coconut and coconut oil, organic raw dairy products and eggs, avocados, raw nuts and seeds, and organic grass-fed meats as appropriate for your nutritional type.
  • Exercise daily. Make sure you incorporate peak fitness exercises, which also optimizes your human growth hormone (HGH) production.
  • Address your emotional challenges. My favorite technique for stress management is the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).
  • Avoid smoking or drinking alcohol excessively.
  • Be sure to get plenty of good, restorative sleep.

Unlike statin drugs, which lower your cholesterol at the expense of your health, these lifestyle strategies represent a holistic approach that will benefit your overall health—which includes a healthy cardiovascular system.

The Baycol Statin Recall and Safety Issue:

In August 2001, Bayer AG, the maker of Baycol (cerivastatin), a popular cholesterol-lowering drug used by about 700,000 Americans, pulled the medicine off the market after 31 people died from severe muscle breakdown, a well-recognized side effect of cholesterol-lowering drugs. Related articles follow:

Statins: Is the Danger in the Dose? Here is the hard data on Baycol-associated adverse reactions. If you or someone you know is taking one of the statin cholesterol-lowering drugs, this is a “must-read” article by Jay Cohen, MD to help you understand the potential dangers that this exposes you to.

Baycol Pulled From Market as Numerous Deaths Linked to It

Baycol, a cholestrol-lowering drug (statin), has been voluntarily pulled off the market because of numerous deaths associated with its use.

The Baycol Recall: How Safe is Your Statin?

With the recall of Baycol, patients are now searching out a new drug to take its place, but are other statins really safe? Here are some precautions necessary for anyone taking Baycol or any statin.

Baycol: Another Fluoride Drug Bites the Dust

Baycol is just one of many fluoride drugs to be pulled from the market due to health hazards posed. Read about this and some of the others in this informative article written by Andreas Schuld and Wendy Small.

BMJ: Bayer faces potential fine over cholesterol lowering drug

Bayer might have to pay a fine to the German government of about $23,400 for withholding from the German authorities information on the drug’s potentially fatal interaction with another drug.

Lipitor Tied to Liver, Kidney Injury, as Well as Muscle Damage

It seems that Baycol is not alone among cholesterol lowering drugs in posing serious dangers to the public. A number of legal actions are also being pursued against Pfizer Inc., the manufacturer of the Lipitor.

Excerpts from Public Citizen’s Health Research Group’s Petition to Require a Box Warning on All HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors (“Statins”):

” … Public Citizen, representing 135,000 consumers nationwide, hereby petitions the FDA pursuant to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act 21, U.S.C. Section 355(e)(3), and C.F.R. 10.30, to add a black box warning and additional consistent bolded warnings about this serious problem to the label of all statins marketed in the United States.”

“Doctors and the public must be warned to immediately discontinue use of statin drugs at the onset of muscle pain, muscle tenderness, muscle weakness or tiredness.”

“Prompt cessation of the use of statins at the first sign of muscle pain, muscle tenderness, muscle weakness or tiredness and prompt evaluation by a physician including a blood test for creatine phosphokinase (a measure of muscle destruction) may avoid the progression to more extensive muscle damage, rhabdomyolysis and death.”

“Rhabdomyolysis has been reported with all statins currently marketed in the United States.”

 

Statin Truth

Statins Truth

  1. Researchers in 2010 documented in a review that takes a second look at the findings of the landmark study that the results of the famous Jupiter study were flawed — and that they do not support the benefits initially reported.
  2. Not only did this second look turn up no evidence of the “striking decrease in coronary heart disease complications” reported by investigators behind JUPITER (Justification for the Use of Statins in Primary Prevention), but it has also called into question drug companies’ involvement in such trials, according to an article in the 2008/June 28 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine . (Dr. Michel de Lorgeril of Joseph Fourier University and the National Center of Scientific Research in Grenoble, France). Not only is there no “striking decrease in coronary heart disease complications”, but a more recent report has also called into question drug companies’ involvement in such trials.
  1. Cholesterol is not the bad guy as made out. Inflammation is a greater risk factor. Cholesterol is 80% made by the liver….doesn’t matter what you eat. If you eat less cholesterol then the body makes more. If you eat more cholesterol then the body makes less.
  2. Instability of promoting too much Omega 5 & 6 & less animal fat based omega 3 caused inflammation
  3. Low Fat/High Carb diets make more smaller dense dangerous cholesterol particles
  4. Statins block formation of woolly fat molecules that sweep away unhealthy fat particles from the blood & arterial wall
  5. Any benefit of statin is not due to Cholesterol blocking but because of its anti-inflammatory effect
  6. Reduce your consumption of unstable and easily oxidized fats (PUFAs). Eat more “stable” Sat and MUFA (monounsat fats).
  7. Egg in the morning sets up appetite & metabolic markers right
  8. This without any reference to many serious side effects of Statins including Diabetes.
  1. There are also studies to show that statins should not be used to bring down the cholesterol level in the blood, after the age of 70. Studies done on old people in nursing homes, where statins were given to half the population having high cholesterol, and the other half no statins were given, though the cholesterol level was as high. At the end of a 10 year period, it was revealed that the latter group given no statins lived much longer than the other batch given statins for high cholesterol levels.

Vaccines & Mercury

Example two, the “damaging conspiracy theory” that MMR vaccines are harmful, stems not from paranoid forum postings and misquoted blog entries, but from scientific research into the mercury based preservative thimerosal, developed by Eli Lilly and subsequently used in the MMR vaccine, along with many other vaccines.

Another big pharma kingpin, Merck & Co., Inc, is the world’s largest supplier of the MMR triple jab, which was linked to autism a decade ago by scientists such as Dr Andrew Wakefield, amongst others.

Studies have shown a direct relationship between mercury in children’s vaccines and autism. Further studies have shown a decline in neurodevelopmental disorders after the removal of thimerosal-containing vaccines. The preservative has been banned or limited in Europe, Japan, England and Russia. Furthermore, there are no reported instances of autism amongst religious groups such as the Amish community and very few instances are reported in the third world.

Autism was a practically unknown affliction some decades back, but now one in every 150 children is affected.

Mercury is the second most toxic metal known to man behind Uranium. Thimerosal is used in vaccines not because it is good for you, but purely because it prevents vaccine contamination. Yet some have questioned why thimerosal is even considered for vaccines because there are obviously safer alternatives to preventing contamination.

Many believe the only reason it is still in vaccines is that it allows substantial savings for pharmaceutical companies. Questions also remain about how those companies conduct vaccine research and how the government regulates them.

While the corporate media continues to hype reports that contend the evidence for links between mercury laden vaccines and autism are not concrete, there are scores of studies and testimony from credible figures asserting the exact opposite, some of which we have previously covered in depth.

However, it is little wonder W3C considers such information to be “damaging” given that Eli Lilly and Merck & Co., Inc. are both paid up and approved members of the Consortium!

Other W3C members include Novartis Pharma AG and Pfizer Inc., two more giants of the pharmaceutical industry.

Though it is abundantly clear that the aim of the World Wide Web Consortium is to relegate and eventually eliminate any information that its corporate and government sector members consider dissenting, the BBC article concludes, “The Foundation will also look at concerns that the web has become less democratic, and its use influenced too much by large corporations and vested interests.”

The irony, the horrible horrible irony.

If anyone should be labeled with an “unreliable” rating, it is the WC3, a private interest group with a client list of big pharma titans as long as your arm telling you that their multi million dollar vaccine industry is totally safe and that any dissenting scientific fact or opinion, is a damaging conspiracy theory.

The efforts of groups and movements such as W3C represent an ongoing move to reign in the internet and limit its freedom.

On weekly basis we at Infowars and Prisonplanet receive e mails from across the US and the UK from people who have attempted to visit our websites yet found them to be blocked by filtration software that lists them as “hate” or “violence”. The sites are already categorized as “untrustworthy” on forums and social networks, despite the fact that 90% of the material we post is made up of mainstream news articles.

This precedent is merely the first indication of what is planned for the Internet over the next 5-10 years, with the traditional web becoming little more than a vast spy database that catalogues people’s every activity and bombards them with commercials, and where only government-approved websites that have obtained permission by means of an accepted registration application are allowed to be seen by web users.

Those who comply with centralized control and regulation of content will be free to enjoy the new super-fast Internet mark 2, where DVD quality movies can be downloaded in seconds, but at the cost of the Internet losing its role as the last true outpost of freedom of speech.

RELATED: Censoring the Internet: A Collection of Essential Links

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  12. Hospitals Push Tdap Vaccine On New Mothers

 

 

Vaccines & Mermury

Example two, the “damaging conspiracy theory” that MMR vaccines are harmful, stems not from paranoid forum postings and misquoted blog entries, but from scientific research into the mercury based preservative thimerosal, developed by Eli Lilly and subsequently used in the MMR vaccine, along with many other vaccines.

Another big pharma kingpin, Merck & Co., Inc, is the world’s largest supplier of the MMR triple jab, which was linked to autism a decade ago by scientists such as Dr Andrew Wakefield, amongst others.

Studies have shown a direct relationship between mercury in children’s vaccines and autism. Further studies have shown a decline in neurodevelopmental disorders after the removal of thimerosal-containing vaccines. The preservative has been banned or limited in Europe, Japan, England and Russia. Furthermore, there are no reported instances of autism amongst religious groups such as the Amish community and very few instances are reported in the third world.

Autism was a practically unknown affliction some decades back, but now one in every 150 children is affected.

Mercury is the second most toxic metal known to man behind Uranium. Thimerosal is used in vaccines not because it is good for you, but purely because it prevents vaccine contamination. Yet some have questioned why thimerosal is even considered for vaccines because there are obviously safer alternatives to preventing contamination.

Many believe the only reason it is still in vaccines is that it allows substantial savings for pharmaceutical companies. Questions also remain about how those companies conduct vaccine research and how the government regulates them.

While the corporate media continues to hype reports that contend the evidence for links between mercury laden vaccines and autism are not concrete, there are scores of studies and testimony from credible figures asserting the exact opposite, some of which we have previously covered in depth.

However, it is little wonder W3C considers such information to be “damaging” given that Eli Lilly and Merck & Co., Inc. are both paid up and approved members of the Consortium!

Other W3C members include Novartis Pharma AG and Pfizer Inc., two more giants of the pharmaceutical industry.

Though it is abundantly clear that the aim of the World Wide Web Consortium is to relegate and eventually eliminate any information that its corporate and government sector members consider dissenting, the BBC article concludes, “The Foundation will also look at concerns that the web has become less democratic, and its use influenced too much by large corporations and vested interests.”

The irony, the horrible horrible irony.

If anyone should be labeled with an “unreliable” rating, it is the WC3, a private interest group with a client list of big pharma titans as long as your arm telling you that their multi million dollar vaccine industry is totally safe and that any dissenting scientific fact or opinion, is a damaging conspiracy theory.

The efforts of groups and movements such as W3C represent an ongoing move to reign in the internet and limit its freedom.

On weekly basis we at Infowars and Prisonplanet receive e mails from across the US and the UK from people who have attempted to visit our websites yet found them to be blocked by filtration software that lists them as “hate” or “violence”. The sites are already categorized as “untrustworthy” on forums and social networks, despite the fact that 90% of the material we post is made up of mainstream news articles.

This precedent is merely the first indication of what is planned for the Internet over the next 5-10 years, with the traditional web becoming little more than a vast spy database that catalogues people’s every activity and bombards them with commercials, and where only government-approved websites that have obtained permission by means of an accepted registration application are allowed to be seen by web users.

Those who comply with centralized control and regulation of content will be free to enjoy the new super-fast Internet mark 2, where DVD quality movies can be downloaded in seconds, but at the cost of the Internet losing its role as the last true outpost of freedom of speech.

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Vaccines & Statistics

  1. Statistics

This is the one tool that has been used to show that vaccinations work and also that

vaccinations do not work. If you are to view the evidence on offer to you then you need to

understand how using statistics work. It can be applied to almost everything we are told

these days; by Media, Governments and Medical institutions.

I found so many facts and figures that supported both sides of the argument that I was

completely baffled as to how you could have both? Someone must be lying surely? But no,

they show you only what they want you to see.

As an example;

Looking at Graph 1 it would seem obvious that the vaccine had a substantial impact on the

reduction of death by Measles. But if you look at graph 2, the story is very different.

Graph 2 starts in 1900 not just 1960 and quite clearly shows death by Measles was well in

decline before the vaccine was introduced. It‟s all about scale. Graph 1 looks much more

impressive starting 1960 but not so starting 1900. You see how you can present a solid

argument in your favor just by what scale you choose. Neither is lying.

Amazingly, similar examples can be found for Diphtheria, Whooping Cough and Polio. You

will see examples of some of these later.

I found that anti vaccination proponents generally show graphs beginning at least 1900 and

pro vaccination proponents show graphs starting at around 1944. As you see above it is

quite clear why that is.

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Another method used when stating facts is to state a global fact rather than a local one. For

example the instance of cancer x is y% in the world. This ploy is used all the time. The stats

you are given probably don‟t apply to your child, in your country. My daughter does not have

the same risk of catching disease z as someone in the third world. And certainly not the

same risk of dying from it. But the propaganda used to try and get me to vaccinate her will

be whatever sounds the worst, in order to scare us.

For example “242,000 children die annually from Measles. They won‟t give you a local

figure for this in a developed country, because that‟s too low and doesn‟t have the desired

impact. From the Centers for Disease Control and Protections (CDC) own statistics you‟ll

see that in 2006 there were 66 deaths attributed to Measles in the USA.

In 2006 in the UK there was one measles death (in a 13 year old male who had an

underlying lung condition and was taking immunosuppressive drugs).

Prior to 2006, the last death from acute measles was in 1992. (Office for National Statistics. Health

Protection Agency). 1 death in 14 years from Measles! In the same period there were still over

70,000 incidences of Measles, but they didn‟t kill anyone. There is no way you can say that

this disease is riskier than the vaccine in this case. MMR vaccine side effects are well

documented.

By 2007 the chance of anyone in England and Wales dying of measles if no one were

vaccinated was less than 1 in 55 million. Your chances of being struck by lightening are

higher, in fact 30 to 60 times higher: Tornado & Storm Research Organisation

If children in third world countries are dying from measles, you could very reasonably

conclude that this might not tell you much about what your child‟s risk might be. There are

obviously differences in circumstances, and at least some of those children might not have

access to the healthy food, good sanitation and the medical care you do.

When seeing statistics for outbreaks of disease be aware that when figures are quoted they

rarely mention how many infected are actually already vaccinated. Vaccination does not give

you immunity; the word immunization should be struck from any literature related to

vaccinations.