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Are the Elderly Really Taking Too Many Vitamins?

Posted by Martin C. Fox on May 31, 2018

That’s 106,000 dead Americans every year from properly prescribed drugs, not medical errors; drugs taken as directed, not overdose. That means that each decade, “normal” side effects of drugs are killing about 1 million people in the U.S.

I am betting the failing NYT is hooked on drug advertising ‘supplements’.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/05/27/are-the-elderly-taking-too-many-vitamins.aspx

By Dr. Mercola

The conventional view of dietary supplements is, for the most part, predictably negative. The New York Times recently offered a perfect demonstration of this view in its April 3 article, “Older Americans Are ‘Hooked’ on Vitamins.”1 In this interview, Dr. Andrew Saul, editor-in-chief of the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service and author of “Doctor Yourself: Natural Healing That Works” and “Fire Your Doctor: How To Be Independently Healthy,” breaks down the myths and inaccuracies presented in that article.

While drug overdoses are currently killing 63,000 Americans each year — with opioids being responsible for nearly 50,000 of them and being a leading cause of death for Americans under 50 — the media is still pretending that people getting “hooked” on vitamins is a dangerous trend.

“The funny thing is that for those who are hooked on opioids, high doses of vitamin C had been shown — in two really good studies — to enable people to get off opioids without withdrawal symptoms, or greatly reduced withdrawal symptoms. Being hooked on vitamin C would actually help you get unhooked from heroin,” Saul notes.

Getting back to that New York Times article, “The Times has laid-off or fired a very large number of copyeditors … They wanted to save money, so they eliminated the copydesk. They got rid of about 100 copyeditors … In my opinion, this article is a good example of a piece that should have been properly copyedited and fact-checked, and wasn’t,” Saul says…

The New York Times article also states that older Americans get plenty of essential nutrients in their diet, and that the Western diet is not short on vitamins. “This is demonstrably nonsense,” Saul says, adding “The elderly tend to have poor diets in general, especially those who live alone or are institutionalized.”…

Saul also notes that Harvard School of Public Health has assessed the role of drugs in deaths at great depth. When properly prescribed and taken as directed, the lowest estimated death toll from pharmaceutical drugs is still around 85,000 people a year. The high estimate is around 135,000 people annually, while the generally accepted estimate is about 106,000 people a year.

That’s 106,000 dead Americans every year from properly prescribed drugs, not medical errors; drugs taken as directed, not overdose. That means that each decade, “normal” side effects of drugs are killing about 1 million people in the U.S.

According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), which has been tracking this information for over three decades, there have been 13 alleged deaths from vitamins in 31 years. However, Saul notes, “My team looked into this and we could not find substantiation, documentation, proof or convincing evidence of one single death … from vitamins in the last 31 years.” In most cases, the individual was taking both drugs and vitamins…

As a general rule, most Americans are not getting enough vitamins, minerals and micronutrients from their foods, in large part thanks to the prevalence of processed foods. Dietary supplements, especially if your diet is largely processed, is generally advisable. In the long term, growing more nutrient-dense food is a big part of the answer…

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Why a “Media Blockade” Could be Right for You | The Daily Bell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on March 13, 2018

You will discover there is a whole different world that the media do not want you to see.

The New York Times ran a piece called The Man Who Knew Too Little.

Too little of what the NYT wants him to know.

http://www.thedailybell.com/news-analysis/why-a-media-blockade-could-be-right-for-you/

By Joe Jarvis

There are things that matter, and there are things that you can control. There are few things that matter and that you can control. Focus on these.

For instance, preventing global nuclear war matters. But you cannot control it.

You can control what color car you drive. But this doesn’t really matter.

But eating healthy matters, and you can control it.

The New York Times ran a piece called The Man Who Knew Too Little. He decided to create a news blockade in his life after Trump got elected last year…. Read the rest of this entry »

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Light It Up

Posted by Martin C. Fox on March 6, 2018

http://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/light-it-up-2/

It must be hard on The New York Times editors to set their hair on fire day after day in their effort to start World War Three. Today’s lead story, Russian Threat on Two Fronts Meets Strategic Void in the U.S., aims to keep ramping up twin hysterias over a new missile gap and fear of Russian “meddling” in the 2018 midterm elections… Read the rest of this entry »

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Neocons Hate LRC – LewRockwell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on December 29, 2017

If Google, NYT and WaPo hate it. You should like it.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/12/lew-rockwell/neocons-hate-lrc/

 …Murray has more and more influence. Both NyTi and WaPo are notoriously close to the CIA. National Review was founded by CIA agent Bill Buckley, and all continue to fight for the welfare-warfare state, and smear anyone, especially on the right, who doesn’t join their cabal….

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The ‘Lost Cause’ of Bolshevism – LewRockwell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on November 10, 2017

I am amazed at how the media and government schools continually forget about Uncle Joe’s starvation of a people. It didn’t bother FDR.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/11/william-l-anderson/the-new-york-times-and-the-lost-cause-of-bolshevism/

According to the New York Times, we should be mourning the passage of this era and all of its promises of a better life for all.

You read that correctly. Read the rest of this entry »

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New York Times Acknowledges US Global Empire – Antiwar.com Original

Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 30, 2017

The NYT has finally seen the interventionist elephant in the room. The problem is they have only gotten as far as the trunk.

http://original.antiwar.com/srichman/2017/10/29/new-york-times-acknowledges-us-global-empire/

The Oct. 22 editorial, “America’s Forever Wars,” began:

The United States has been at war continuously since the attacks of 9/11 and now has just over 240,000 active-duty and reserve troops in at least 172 countries and territories.

That alone ought to come as a shock to nearly all Americans. The UN has 193 member states — and the US government has a military presence in at least 89 percent of them! The Times does not mention that the government also maintains at least 800 military bases and installations around the world. That’s a big government we’re talking about. And empires are bloody expensive.

The Times went on: Read the rest of this entry »

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Senior Homepage Editor Reveals Biased Political Agenda at New York Times

Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 17, 2017

All the lies that fit. Project Veritas comes through for us again.

https://breaking.projectveritas.com/NYTimes3.html

New York Times Senior Home Page Editor, Des Shoe, Admits Company Culture of Blatant Bias at NYT is “widely understood to be liberal-leaning…”

NYT Journalists: “if we write about him [Trump], and how insanely crazy he is…maybe people will read it and be like…we shouldn’t vote for him.”

Calls Trump an “oblivious idiot” and Pence “f***ing horrible” Because of Religious Views

Admits New York Times Report on “what the readers want”

“They call it the Trump bump” Says Shoe, Regarding the Influx of Subscribers Since Trump’s Presidency Began

Des Shoe: “The main objective is to grab subscribers. You do that any way that you can.”

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American Pravda, NYT: Slanting the News and a Bizarre Comey Connection

Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 10, 2017

James O’Keefe and Project Veritas come through again.

NYT left wing, neocon bias and slimeball James Comey investigating God son.

https://breaking.projectveritas.com/NYTimes1.html

Nick Dudich, Audience Strategy Editor for NYT Video, Says the Times Slants Anti-Trump News to the Front Page, “Oh, we always do.”

Claims to Be “Gatekeeper” for New York Times Videos: “My imprint is on every video we do.”

Worked for Both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama Campaigns

Admits He Won’t Be Objective, “That’s why I’m here [at the NYT].”

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NYT Cheers the Rise of Censorship Algorithms

Posted by Martin C. Fox on May 4, 2017

https://consortiumnews.com/2017/05/02/nyt-cheers-the-rise-of-censorship-algorithms/

Just days after sporting First Amendment pins at the White House Correspondents Dinner – to celebrate freedom of the press – the mainstream U.S. media is back to celebrating a very different idea: how to use algorithms to purge the Internet of what is deemed “fake news,” i.e. what the mainstream judges to be “misinformation.”

The New York Times, one of the top promoters of this new Orwellian model for censorship, devoted two-thirds of a page in its Tuesday editions to a laudatory piece about high-tech entrepreneurs refining artificial intelligence that can hunt down and eradicate supposedly “fake news.” Read the rest of this entry »

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The CIA Runs the MSM – LewRockwell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on January 24, 2017

https://lewrockwell.com/2017/01/no_author/cia-runs-msm/

Like many bad things, fake news starts with government and its lackys in the MSM. CIA, NYT, WaPo how many times have we seen this?

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