February 2011 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

You won't believe what they're putting in chicken feed

Last week I told you about the ludicrous USDA claim that changes in chicken feed have made eggs more nutritious, while also somehow reducing cholesterol content.

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Abusing trust, hurting patients, collecting big bucks

Dr. Shay was asked to conduct a peer review of a study I told you about two years ago. Researchers examined four subjects with neurological abnormalities. Each subject used large amounts of denture cream (such as Fixodent and Poligrip) that contained zinc, and each turned out to have very high blood levels of zinc.

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Note to women: Don't take bone health advice from a drug company

For a master class in system manipulation, you couldn’t do much better than the big brains at Merck. Here’s how they turned a completely made up bone-health condition into a license to print money.

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Can dietary supplements prolong your life? The numbers say "Yes!"

Here’s another blow for those medical mainstreamers who love to crack this hilarious bon mot: Vitamin supplements just give you expensive urine.

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Even when USDA officials get it right, they still get it wrong

According to the USDA, changes in chicken feed account for a boost in the vitamin D content of eggs. Riiiight. For eons, the egg wasn’t nutritionally sound. It took the genius of 21st century factory farmers to perfect the imperfect egg. So basically, USDA officials seem to think they know more about balance and nutrition than God.

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Adding extra years to your life is something to smile about

Smile and you’ll live longer.

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If you rarely use drugs and make an exception, brace yourself for side effects

I picked up some Alavert–a non-drowsy OTC allergy medicine. I glanced at the side effects and didn’t see any notes about “rare” cases of cancer or heart attack. So I took a dose. And you know what? It worked. My allergy symptoms disappeared. But by the next day I was wishing I’d just suffered through them.

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