You see, organized medicine doesn't want people to realize they're powerful. Today's system of medicine wants people to feel powerless and victimized. And every piece of information you're told through advertising, doctors' offices and the manipulated media is designed to reinforce your powerlessness and keep you dependent on a system of money-sapping drugs and surgical procedures.
--Mike Adams on Health Ranger, Health Through Education, www.healthranger.org
Sounds like what is happening in labor and birth. Like I have said before, obstetric medicine is creating the need for the lifetime of medical care.
A third way to distort the science is to confuse people with statistical obfuscation. The reporting on this particular study, for example, confuses absolute risk with relative risk.
Sounds like a debate going on about the research showing that homebirth is more dangerous than hospital birth.AMA Claims Vitamins May Kill You
The latest round in conventional medicine's ongoing attempts to discredit (and ultimately outlaw) nutritional supplements is found in a highly questionable study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which claims that vitamins actually increase the risk of death.
The study claims to have analyzed a collection of previous studies on Vitamin A, beta carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and selenium, concluding that most of the nutrients are actually dangerous to human health. Of course, this is research from conventional medicine – an industry that promotes patented chemicals as perfectly safe, even though FDA-approved pharmaceuticals are killing 100,000 Americans each year. (Imagine the uproar if vitamins killed even a fraction of that number…)
To avoid getting hoodwinked by questionable research on "vitamins," you have to strongly consider the financial interests of the source of this research. JAMA accepts millions of dollars in advertising from drug companies each year, and its pages are absolutely packed with drug ads. The American Medical Association, for its part, has long worked to discredit alternative medicine and has even been found guilty by U.S. federal courts of engaging in a conspiracy to destroy chiropractic medicine. The AMA, which is largely considered a joke by anyone familiar with natural health, is hardly a credible source for publishing scientific findings on nutrition. To protect the multi-billion dollar drug industry, the AMA would say practically anything, I believe.
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