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Expert: Vitamin D Recommendations Don’t Reflect Current Scientific Knowledge

August 19, 2010 by  

Expert: Vitamin D recommendations don't reflect current scientific knowledge Over the last few years a myriad of studies have suggested that vitamin D supplements can help individuals stave off certain medical conditions, including osteoporosis, heart disease and various cancers. New research has also indicated that a shockingly high percentage of Americans have insufficient serum levels of the nutrient.

During this time, however, the daily recommended intake of vitamin D has failed to increase. Currently, the United States urges individuals to consume between 200 and 600 IU of the nutrient each day, depending upon their age.

In a recent report Anthony Norman, an international nutritional expert, strongly advocates that U.S. and world health officials modify their vitamin D recommendations immediately.

He believes that increased vitamin D intake could lower the prevalence of childhood rickets, adult osteomalacia, autoimmune type-1 diabetes, cancer, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and muscle weakness.

"A reduction in the frequency of these diseases would increase the quality and longevity of life and significantly reduce the cost of medical care worldwide," said Norman.

"It is high time that worldwide vitamin D nutritional policy, now at a crossroads, reflects current scientific knowledge about the vitamin’s many benefits and develops a sound vision for the future," he added.
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  • s c

    Most likely, Vitamin D has a bad reputation because medical schools and medical literature are controlled by chums of Big Pharma. Budding MDs have to endure a situation in which they go along to get along, or they face the wrath of people who put money before lives.
    What else can explain the FDA’s use of a minimum daily standard that is out-of-date, and is based on the idea that ‘healthy’ people don’t need to concern themselves with vitamins, herbs or minerals?
    Frankly, ‘trust me, I’m a doctor’ isn’t worth much when MDs let themselves be led around by the nose by fakirs who shouldn’t be allowed to be in a healthcare-related business.

    • Robin

      S C, I couldn’t agree more. Big Pharma makes multi-billions of dollars on the sale of SunScreen and they are very generously spreading their profits around to FDA, Non-Profits, AAD to push the sunscare campaign to keep their money flowing in; all of their co-horts/recipients of their sunscreen money want that money flow to continue as well. If Vitamin D is accepted in society, then people will begin to accept the sun again and won’t need sunscreen, which dries up that well. Additionally,when the sun again becomes the known health giver that it is, society may realize that the culprit in skin cancer is the chemicals used in sunscreen, not the sun.

      • Mike In MI

        Hi Robin and s c -
        Well, we’re in that time of the year when signs are everywhere to “Get your flu shots here”. The local banks all have the signs up.What a joke!! The doctors don’t even have to laugh all the way to the bank now – the buck brigade is right there in the lobby.
        If you want to get the shot I won’t stand in your way, anybody. Did anybody ever tell you they may not have guessed right about what flu strain will come around this year – Asian, swine, 1917, bird or new flu? If they guessed wrong…well, remember what happened last year? All those people lined up begging for short supply, over-priced vaccines that worked some of the time or were never even needed because the strain was really, really weak. Then too, there are always the thousands of people who go into anaphalactic shock and die, live the rest of their lives as vegetables or become sterile from squalene or some other awful consequence from trusting the government/BigPharma cartel of vaccines. (Yeah, Obama made money on the stuff last year – or, didn’t you hear about that? Well, why do you think they were trying to FORCE everyone to get immunized or else stay home from work, school or human contact?) I’m not going to get a shot because I’ve seen what happens to those who have a bad reaction.

        I refuse to worry about flu because for years I’ve been using good food, anti-viral herbs, chiropractic, vitamins and safe/clean habits. Last year I found out about Vitamin D3 and take 4,000 IU per day. We live in Michigan and everybody around us gets flu – not this family, not even a sniffle. What’s great is a strong immune system doesn’t care which flu strain appears (or any other bug). It beats all comers and it’s cheaper than their stupid, dangerous shots that damage your immune and nervous systems.

        The greatest healing reality I ever found comes in “the name of Jesus Christ”, ’cause “by his stripes we were healed” is trustworthy beyond anything medicine ever dreamed of.

        If you never thought of strengthening that muscle it is adviseable (for a whole bunch of reasons) to start now.

        Have a healthy, warm, fun winter after we cauterize the wound in Washington,DC.

      • Granny Mae

        Robin,

        I agree with you. I do think that sunscreen has a lot to do with many skin cancers ! I know that people don’t get enough sun now days because we work inside and under artificial light. When we are home we are in the house catching up on household chores because we have worked all week ! Sometimes we feel as though we just have to get outside for a little while just to get some fresh air. People don’t get the amount they should have. Also there are people taking medicine that as long as they are taking it they are to stay out of the dirrect sun! I think most people need to take Vitamin D3. After years of ill health and going to doctors and never getting better, I took matters into my own hands and stopped everything ! I use to carry my medicine around in a shopping bag! That is no lie ! I was sick and getting sicker. I caught everything going around. I was so sick of being sick ! I went off everything except my diabetes medicine. I was feelin alive again but I had no energy to move! People kept telling me that I just had to force myself to move! What they didn’t know is that is what I had been doing ally life! Finally I had enough and went to the doctor and said you have got to do something because I have the desire to do all kinds of things but I don’t have any energy to move. It was dibilitating ! She said Oh we can take care of that! She gave me thyroid. My test had come back real low but she hadn’t given me anything for it !??? Why I have no idea. She doubled the normal dose and it took two months to get me back on my feet ! Then she cut the dose in half and I have been fine ever since. Still I was catching everything all the time. I ended up with a broken foot that wouldn’t heal for six months. Once again I took matters into my own hands and I read everything I could about my imune system and putting two and two together I decided I wasn’t getting enough vitamin D3. I put myself on it everyday at twice the recommended amount and stayed that way for a good six months then I cut it back to one a day. My broken foot healed and I began to notice that I wasn’t catching everything going around. I take it religously now and have for the past 3 years. It has helped me so I recommend that everyone suffering with getting everything comming your way even alergy’s and sinus infections try it for one year and see if you don’t notice a difference !

  • Pat

    I started taking vit. D 2000 IU about a year ago. My “achy-ness” is less. “Trust me, I’m a doctor” is advisable, but I’M THE PATIENT, SO TRUST ME TOO!!! (or find another doctor)

  • James

    My doctor says the proper “D” vitamin is “D3″ (the other D’s don’t work) and even D3 doesn’t replace good ole Sol. He says to go for 20 to 30 minute walks in the sun, 2 or 3 times per week, while exposing as much skin as is legally possible.

    • TeresaE

      You are a lucky man.

      My doc (well, he used to be, not anymore) insists on sunscreen, diet pop and big pharma for my wellbeing.

      He fired me when he found out that raw apple cider vinegar and local honey did what 20+ years of doctors could not – 100% alleviate my allergies, not symptoms, but the allergy itself.

      Go figure, real health and refusal to pop pills equates to the medical establishment wanting you to go away.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        TeresaE,
        My dr, a real lady, put me on 50,000 units of “D” twice a week when she found I was deficient and told me any time the sun was out in the winter to try to sit near a window and soak it up. now I’m on the same size dosage twice a month and she tells me to get an hour at least a day, if possible. I’m 59, a male, diabetic, a VietNam vet, and I’ve had two surgeries on my back. My Dr. works with me, even to the point I can call her and she will prescribe me what I need. She isn’t out to get rich on me and has even written off my co-pay a few times. being a man, I thought I would have a problem with a woman for my Dr, but there are three guys in the practice and I wouldn’t go to either of them now!!

        • coal miner

          JoeH,

          That doctor sounds like a quack to me. Those so called Vitamin D treatments don’t work. Have you heard the latest? Snake oil is making a come back.Ha ha ha

          • Richard Pawley

            I read of someone who travelled to one of the islands in the South Pacific last year and was one of the few people who contrated an actual case of the H1N1 flu. He got so bad he had to cut his vacation short and the hospital he went to in a major city where he was in ICU for a few days told his wife that there was nothing they could do as they were losing him. He was returned to his home city and there to he was in ICU but had access to a doctor and a lawyer and with some persuasion he was allowed to be given 50,000 IU of D-3 three or four times a day for a week. From being on deaths door he walked home. Some prescription drugs will completely destroy D-3 and many top scientists think that what we call the flu is actually a D-3 deficiency disease. Ever here of a flu epidemic in the summer in the south?

          • Richard Pawley

            Actually it was massive doses of Vitamin C that cured his flu but Vitamin D-3 will do it as well. It’s better to take them all and in the right amounts, not the ancient daily values the government and the UN tells us we need. That way the chance of getting sick is greatly reduced to begin with. Massive amounts of D-3 should not be taken for more than a week and that is probably true with extra large amounts of any vitamin. Sorry about the error. I knew D-3 could cure the flu and that is why I confused them. Just proves we all are human, though I wonder about some in Congress and in the medical field.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          coaldunger,
          you would be the one to know about “snake” oil!!

          • Mike In MI

            Got that right, Joe H -
            Good ol’ coal miner he comes up out of the pit of hell ’bout oncet a month t’ see if’n Jay Cockefeeler still is guardin’ the holler and won’t let thet Dirty ‘Bama shut his mine. Then he goes over and squeezes some oil out of snakes that died after bitin’ folks in his church.
            Then he checks in here to warn us what coolade does to ya’ before goin’ back to hades to advise the Devil.

      • Granny Mae

        TeresaE,

        I have had that experience too ! Some of them are a real pompas ass. The doctor that was like that was the one that had me on all those medicines. He was a real piece of work ! I left his office and got well !

  • Leland

    I have been taking 2000 I.M. of D3 for years. Half in the AM and the other before going to bed. I go to sleep fast and require less sleep. I am 65 and have not had an illness in over 12 years. Not even a cold.

    • jcrichton

      Hi, Leland,

      Is that over the counter? Also, I’ve heard that there could be an incedent of toxicity (vitamin) when there’s a build-up of the unconsumed vitamins, has your experience with the use of this particular vitamin demonstrated any ill-side effects?

      Finally, is there a particular brand that you purchase or are all brands the same?

      Thank you for your reply!

      • Mike In MI

        jchrichton – Vitamin D3 safety

        Vitamin D3 – be very SPECIFIC: Vit. D3 – has low toxicity. The only problems occur when it is ingested after three p.m. for a while or in high doses after three p.m. Our bodies normally cycle this and another body hormone, alternating one with the other in and out of the blood evenings and mornings. If they meet they react against each other and cause problems. The best time to take Vit.D3 is in the morning when you get up.
        Almost everybody is deficient in it – badly. If you want to get tested (to learn where your system is at) contact your doctor or join Life Extension Foundation at lef.org and get the test quite reasonably compared to other labs. Life Extension is a good outfit to be part of anyway – and reasonable.

        • Granny Mae

          Mike In MI,

          I agree with you. Life extensions is a gret company ! I get their Magazine and I have learned a lot from them over the years. Good advice !

  • Norman

    D is important but not a miracle cure-all.

    • John

      Maybe not, but there is a vitamin D receptor in every cell of the human body. When you are chronically vitamin D deficient all types of seemingly unrelated illnesses can present themselves.

    • Mike In MI

      Norman – “Vit.D3 not a cure all”:

      No, that’s true. Like most vitamins, minerals and food stuffs God never designed them to be cures for much of anything. Medicine has got us programmed to think of health in terms of health being something they do to you. You are just a hapless bystander who can’t avoid getting sick because that’s your fate. But THEY, the Almighty Presctiption-pad-filler-outers have the (max reverb, please) AUHNSWAERS. You just can’t help yourself – you’re gonna get sick. (And if you don’t…they’ll find some way to get you in the office and help you with that detail.) So, whether it’s some iatrogenic disease or you find one yourself they’re there to manage it for you.

      I didn’t say cure or heal. I said manage it for you – that’s the job of modern medicine…disease management. That’s why yearly cost increases of modern, technologically advanced, ethically challenged medicine are so outrageous. There is so much known about the human body, nowadays, they can put you on a health tightrope and keep you there indefinitely…with drugs, surgery, fluids, machines, prosthetics, transplants, artificial organs and if worse comes to worst…the nursing home or O’BOMB’R’CARE. If the Anointed One can’t help you…well, then…you must not deserve it.

      The only way to avoid the horrid, fearsome fate described above is simple. Eat, yup, eat.
      You’re gonna’ eat so you might as well eat stuff that will keep you healthy. It is called prevention. The AMA and drug companies detest the concept and have devised scientific studies to prove it’s impossible. (Remember, They can balance you on that tightrope indefinitely. They can also drop us off it on either side if they want. They can push the data and statistics of any study just about anyway they want.) But, prevention is up you..your responsibility. You can be responsible for yourself (food, Vitamins, minerals, massage, chiropractic, body workers, old fashioned Ostopaths, saunas and steambaths, exercise, etc.) or surrender yourself to a smiling, agressive, people eating machine. It’s your life.
      Once in a while you will find good ones. If you do guard and help them with your life. The system makes life very difficult for the good ones. Mediocrity is valued by the system.

  • Pete

    Vitamin d is not a cure all, but a deficiency seems to have very serious consequences.

    Vitamin D problems do not come from Big Pharma they come from medical folk law. When vitamin d was first found they went vitamin d crazy and gave massive doses making people sick. They then over reacted in the other direction. We are now gently swinging back the other way.

    James that has to be at midday and it has to be sunny and you should be LYING DOWN. All the dose experiments were done with people horizontal.

  • Al

    When I was diagnosed with a bladder cancer tumor, my ND immediately sent me out for a blood test. My vitamin D level was under 10, I am now taking 8,000 IU plus sunshine or 10,000 IU if it was skipped the day before. I have to ask the VA for vitamin D to be checked in my blood work, and even then sometimes it does not get done.

  • TeresaE

    Vitamin D supplements have reduced colds and flus in my home to almost non-existent. Also noticed that the duration and severity is much less too.

    Last summer (which was cool & rainy) my daughter and I did not get enough sun and I didn’t think to supplement with my normal winter dosages. We both got the swine flu. I immediately went back to D (along with C, zinc, echinacea and colloidal silver) and our illnesses lasted less than 72 hours and amounted to not much more than a slight cold with weird fever and appetite.

    We have to quit listening to companies that make their wealth from BAD health and start paying attention to thousands of years of human environment. And, for thousands of years, our vitamin D levels were high because we lived outdoors.

    • jcrichton

      Teresa,

      I fully agree with you on the nature course; my grandfather worked the land into his eighties; I cannot recall a single time when he was sick or staying in bed past 6:00am… I often wonder why it seems that most of the third-world females seem to have less health related problems (cancer, depression, infertility…) compare to those in the overly used overly saturated chemical dependent developed nations… I think that nature (or as close to it as possible) is the answer–if we only were willing to give up the fast-food-short-cut-to-everything mentality…

  • BigBlue

    Norman, you said that vitamin D is important but not a cure-all. The reason it can’t be considered a cure-all is because a large majority have an abundance of bad habits. They overeat, eat the wrong stuff, are stressed out, lack excercise, have constant exposure to toxins and pollutants; the list goes on and on. Vitamin D alone can’t nullify the assaults you place on your body every day. However, if you reduce or eliminate those assaults AND you supplement with enough vitamin D to give you over 50 ng/mL on a blood test, now you have a good shot at reducing chronic disease to a statistical anomaly. The great news is that of all the lifestyle interventions that promote optimal health, popping a safe, inexpensive pill is the easiest, however no one is claiming it’s all you need.

    • Mike In MI

      BB – Very well done, Bae Bae.

  • Phil

    Doctors Practice Medicine.. How ~ “By keeping YOU Dependent”.. Are they necessary?? Yes.. But , One needs to find one that is more concerned about keeping you well than keeping you dependent..

  • justmeint

    If you are alive (so that includes anyone reading this) you will have heard the Vitamin D Hype. Even the Medical Profession is extracting blood (wretched vampires) to check your levels of this essential hormone.

    We went through years of being told that sun exposure was killing us…. skin cancers, melanomas etc, hence the dire need to stay out of the sun and (in Australia) to “Slip, Slop, Slap…” and yet it is well known that the suns action on the skin, is the most natural way to build up your bodies supply of natural vitamin D. Notice the word NATURAL.

    Shane Ellison, known as The People’s Chemist, has a well written ANTI (artificial) VITAMIN D essay I felt would be appropriate to post here for your edification.

    http://just-me-in-t-health.blogspot.com/2010/08/vitamin-d-scam.html

    • M in AZ

      justmeint says:
      “Shane Ellison, known as The People’s Chemist, has a well written ANTI (artificial) VITAMIN D essay I felt would be appropriate to post here for your edification.
      just-me-in-t-health.blogspot.com/2010/08/vitamin-d-scam.html ”

      So, the blog says it will shut down your endocrine system and create many other massive problems, yet everyone else here says it has helped them… Who is correct? VERY confused here…

    • Granny Mae

      justmeint,

      All natural sun is fine if you are not taking any meds. But if you have to take hormones or many other medicines , or if you have lupus you don’t dare get in the sun. Even riding in the car with the sun shinning in the window on you will make you very sick and in a lot of pain ! So popping a D3 pill is the only answer! It has been a savior for me !

  • Donna

    I was diagnosed with Vit-D deficiency several years ago. This was done by one super doctor (endocrinologist) in a large city area. He immediately prescribed Rx vit D3 50,000 daily for three months. I began to feel great and my labs for thyroid levels improved. My weight became consistent and I felt great.
    After relocating from the metro area to another city, my current endocrinologist (for the past year) says my vit D is a bit low and only after I asked him to check. I was taking D3 over the counter 1000 IU daily when I requested he do the lab to check. It’s a shame that the patient has to request the labs to get meds. After the report of lab work he still said it was a bit low and nothing to be concerned about ..just take the D3 over the counter every other day. I told him I had been taking 1000 daily and “why would I reduce it to every other day”. Another foreign doc idiot practicing Obama care before in force. No choice for another doc in my area…they will not go against him. So, I take the 1000 IU daily for now. I have to request labs for my thyroid testing as well; which he continues to tell me is within normal limits! I believe in the Vit D3…have seen and felt the benefits. As for the flu, because I have been taking the Vit d3 and Vit C and B12 for the last several years, I have not had near the colds or flu(?) and did not take flu shots.

    • T Ann

      Hey y ‘ all why do you supposed they call it “a practice”? duh!

    • Granny Mae

      Donna,

      I too have had my experiences with foreign doctors. Many from India ! Not cool ! One I had hated women. He was so wonderful with the men but when it came to women it was a different story. I came across another woman that hed him and she said the same thing. I left his practice but not before he got a good talking to from this woman ! I shut him up and told him to respect me or deal with my husband ! He didn’t want to deal with my husband. I gave him my talking to and then told him I wouldn’t be back ! Not that he cared ! For a doctor he sure didn’t have many patients. There was never anyone in his office when I would go there !

  • http://HMortgages.com Amelie Chandler

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    • Granny Mae

      Amelie,

      I have tried something I didn’t think would work but figured I didn’t have anything to loose, and that was green tea twice a day. I enjoy ice tea so I make it every morning and also have it in the afternoon and it is helping. Hard to loose weight when you are confined to a mobility chair. No exercise and being diabetic leads to weight gain. I watch everything carefully and use the tea. I also learned from my doctor that some diabetic medicine can cause you to gain by making you hungry all the time. It is a side effect of some meds. I had that and told her that I had never in my life had the hunger I was experiencing. I would wake up in the middle of the night famished ! My blood sugar was fine but not my hunger ! She changed it and I was fine again ! Anyway, I read about the green tea and it was said that it helps to speed up the metabolism and it seems to with me ! You might want to try it !

  • Rod

    Well, my V.A. doc. did some testing and fpund I had a Vitamin defeciency. He put me on 50,000 IU’s of D3 for a week and then
    2000 IUs of D3 daily. My wife’s doctor put her on 2000 IU’s of
    D3 and says that is what he takes and even up’s his dosage to
    3000. There is no toxicity in D3.

    • Mike In MI

      Yes there is IF it is taken after three p.m. in the evening. Take it in the morning when you wake up.

  • Just J.B.

    I carried Mail for 34 years and all the while I missed very few
    days of work.
    I owe my good health to a heathy job,I have been retired now for 19 years,and most of the ones that retired before me lived out 25+ years. I don’t remember any of us ever greasing ourselves up with
    sunscreen.I believe with proper amount of exersise and sun shine
    and fresh air,you can throw out most of your pills. Just MHO.

  • todd

    The Truth About the Rockefeller Drug Empire: The Drug Story

    Hans Ruesch / CIVIS Foundation Report | January 2, 2009

    In the 30′s, Morris A. Bealle, a former city editor of the old Washington Times and Herald, was running a county seat newspaper, in which the local power company bought a large advertisement every week. This account took quite a lot of worry off Bealle’s shoulders when the bills came due.

    But according to Bealle’s own story, one day the paper took up the cudgels for some of its readers that were being given poor service from the power company, and Morris Bealle received the dressing down of his life from the advertising agency which handled the power company’s account. They told him that any more such “stepping out of line” would result in the immediate cancellation not only of the advertising contract, but also of the gas company and the telephone company.

    That’s when Bealle’s eyes were opened to the meaning of a “free press”, and he decided to get out of the newspaper business. He could afford to do that because he belonged to the landed gentry of Maryland, but not all newspaper editors are that lucky.

    Bealle used his professional experience to do some deep digging into the freedom-of-the-press situation and came up with two shattering exposes — “The Drug Story”, and “The House of Rockefeller.” The fact that in spite of his familiarity with the editorial world and many important personal contacts he couldn’t get his revelations into print until he founded his own company, The Columbia Publishing House, Washington D.C., in 1949, was just a prime example of the silent but adamant censorship in force in “the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave”. Although The Drug Story is one of the most important books on health and politics ever to appear in the USA, it has never been admitted to a major bookstore nor reviewed by any establishment paper, and was sold exclusively by mail. Nevertheless, when we first got to read it, in the 1970s, it was already in its 33rd printing, under a different label – Biworld Publishers, Orem, Utah.

    Examples

    As Bealle pointed out, a business which makes 6% on its invested capital is considered a sound money maker. Sterling Drug, Inc., the main cog and largest holding company in the Rockefeller Drug Empire and its 68 subsidiaries, showed operating profits in 1961 of $23,463,719 after taxes, on net assets of $43,108,106 – a 54% profit. Squibb, another Rockefeller-controlled company, in 1945 made not 6% but 576% on the actual value of its property.

    That was during the luscious war years when the Army Surgeon General’s Office and the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery were not only acting as promoters for the Drug Trust, but were actually forcing drug trust poisons into the blood streams of American soldiers, sailors and marines, to the tune of over 200 million ‘shots’. Is it any wonder, asked Bealle, that the Rockefellers, and their stooges in the Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Public Health Service, the Federal Trade Commission, the Better Business Bureau, the Army Medical Corps, the Navy Bureau of Medicine, and thousands of health officers all over the country, should combine to put out of business all forms of therapy that discourage the use of drugs.

    “The last annual report of the Rockefeller Foundation”, reported Bealle, “itemizes the gifts it has made to colleges and public agencies in the past 44 years, and they total somewhat over half a billion dollars. These colleges, of course, teach their students all the drug lore the Rockefeller pharmaceutical houses want taught. Otherwise there would be no more gifts, just as there are no gifts to any of the 30 odd colleges in the United States that don’ t use therapies based on drugs.

    “Harvard, with its well-publicized medical school, has received $8,764,433 of Rockefeller’s Drug Trust money, Yale got $7,927,800, Johns Hopkins $10,418,531, Washington University in St. Louis $2,842,132, New York’s Columbia University $5,424,371, Cornell University $1,709,072, etc., etc.”

    And while “giving away” those huge sums to drug-propagandizing colleges, the Rockefeller interests were growing to a world-wide web that no one could entirely explore. Already well over 30 years ago it was large enough for Bealle to demonstrate that the Rockefeller interests had created, built up and developed the most far reaching industrial empire ever conceived in the mind of man. Standard Oil was of course the foundation upon which all of the other Rockefeller industries have been built. The story of Old John D., as ruthless an industrial pirate as ever came down the pike, is well known, but is being today conveniently ignored. The keystone of this mammoth industrial empire was the Chase National Bank, now renamed the Chase Manhattan Bank.

    Not the least of its holdings are in the drug business. The Rockefellers own the largest drug manufacturing combine in the world, and use all of their other interests to bring pressure to increase the sale of drugs. The fact that most of the 12,000 separate drug items on the market are harmful is of no concern to the Drug Trust…

    The Rockefeller Foundation

    The Rockefeller Foundation was first set up in 1904 and called the General Education Fund. An organization called the Rockefeller Foundation, ostensibly to supplement the General Education Fund, was formed in 1910 and through long finagling and lots of Rockefeller money got the New York legislature to issue a charter on May 14, 1913.

    It is therefore not surprising that the House of Rockefeller has had its own “nominees” planted in all Federal agencies that have to do with health. So the stage was set for the “education” of the American public, with a view to turning it into a population of drug and medico dependents, with the early help of the parents and the schools, then with direct advertising and, last but not least, the influence the advertising revenues had on the media-makers.

    A compilation of the magazine Advertising Age showed that as far back as 1948 the larger companies in America spent for advertising the sum total of $1,104,224,374, when the dollar was still worth a dollar and not half a zloty. Of this staggering sum the interlocking Rockefeller-Morgan interests (gone over entirely to Rockefeller after Morgan’s death) controlled about 80 percent, and utilized it to manipulate public information on health and drug matters – then and even more recklessly now.

    Censorship

    “Even the most independent newspapers are dependent on their press associations for their national news,” Bealle pointed out, “and there is no reason for a news editor to suspect that a story coming over the wires of the Associated Press, the United Press or the International News Service is censored when it concerns health matters. Yet this is what happens constantly.”

    In fact in the ’50s the Drug Trust had one of its directors on the directorate of the Associated Press. He was no less than Arthur Hays Sulzberger, publisher of the New York Times and as such one of the most powerful Associated Press directors.

    It was thus easy for the Rockefeller Trust to persuade the Associated Press Science Editor to adopt a policy which would not permit any medical news to clear that is not approved by the Drug Trust “expert”, and this censor is not going to approve any item that can in any way hurt the sale of drugs.

    This accounts to this day for the many fake stories of serums and medical cures and just-around-the-corner breakthrough victories over cancer, AIDS, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, which go out brazenly over the wires to all daily newspapers in America and abroad.

    Emanuel M. Josephson, M.D., whom the Drug Trust has been unable to intimidate despite many attempts, pointed out that the National Association of Science Writers was “persuaded” to adopt as part of its code of ethics the following chestnut: “Science editors are incapable of judging the facts of phenomena involved in medical and scientific discovery. Therefore, they only report ‘discoveries’ approved by medical authorities, or those presented before a body of scientific peers.”

    This explains why Bantam Books, America’s biggest publisher, made a colossal mistake in its initial enthusiasm and optimism sending review copies of SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENT to the 3,500 “science writers” on its list, instead of addressing them to the literary book reviewers who are not subject to medical censorship. One single censor decreed NO and SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENT sank in silence.

    Thus newspapers continue to be fed with propaganda about drugs and their alleged value, although according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 1.5 million people landed in hospitals in 1978 because of medication side effects in the U.S. alone, and despite recurrent statements by intelligent and courageous medical men that most pharmaceutical items on sale are useless at best, but more often harmful or deadly in the long run.

    The truth about cures without drugs is suppressed, unless it suits the purpose of the censor to garble it. Whether these cures are effected by Chiropractors, Naturopaths, Naprapaths, Osteopaths, Faith Healers, Spiritualists, Herbalists, Christian Scientists, or MDs who use the brains they have, you never read about it in the big newspapers.

    To teach the Rockefeller drug ideology, it is necessary to teach that Nature didn’t know what she was doing when she made the human body. But statistics issued by the Children’s Bureau of the Federal Security Agency show that since the all-out drive of the Drug Trust for drugging, vaccinating and serumizing the human system, the health of the American nation has sharply declined, especially among children. Children are now given “shots” for this and “shots” for that, when the only safeguard known to science is a pure bloodstream, which can be obtained only with clean air and wholesome food. Meaning by natural and inexpensive means. Just what the Drug Trust most objects to.

    When the FDA, whose officials have to be acceptable to Rockefeller Center before they are appointed, has to put an independent operator out of business, it goes all out to execute those orders. But the orders do not come directly from Standard Oil or a drug house director. As Morris Bealle pointed out, the American Medical Association (AMA) is the front for the Drug Trust, and furnishes the quack doctors to testify that even when they know nothing of the product involved, it is their considered opinion that it has no therapeutic value.

    Persecution

    Wrote Bealle:

    “Financed by the taxpayers, these Drug Trust persecutions leave no stone unturned to destroy the victim. If he is a small operator, the resulting attorney’s fees and court costs put him out of business. In one case, a Dr. Adolphus Hohensee of Scranton, Pa., who had stated that vitamins (he used natural ones) were vital to good health, was taken to court for ‘misbranding’ his product. The American Medical Association furnished ten medicos who reversed all known medical theories by testifying that ‘vitamins are not necessary to the human body’. Confronted with government bulletins to the contrary, the medicos wiggled out of that one by declaring that these standard publications were outdated!”

    In addition to the FDA, Bealle listed the following agencies having to do with “health” —. i.e., with the health of the Drug Trust to the detriment of the citizens —. as being dependent on Rockefeller: U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Veterans Administration, Federal Trade Commission, Surgeon General of the Air Force, Army Surgeon General’s Office, Navy Bureau of Medicine & Surgery, National Health Research Institute, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences.

    The National Academy of Sciences in Washington is considered the all-wise body which investigates everything under the sun, especially in the field of health, and gives to a palpitating public the last word in that science. To the important post at the head of this agency, the Drug Trust had one of their own appointed. He was none other than Alfred N. Richards, one of the directors and largest stockholders of Merck & Company, which was making huge profits from its drug traffic.

    When Bealle revealed this fact, Richards resigned forthwith, and the Rockefellers appointed in his place the President of their own Rockefeller Institution, Detlev W. Bronk.

    America’s Medico-Drug Cartel

    The medico-drug cartel was summed up by J.W Hodge, M.D., of Niagara Falls, N.Y., in these words:

    “The medical monopoly or medical trust, euphemistically called the American Medical Association, is not merely the meanest monopoly ever organized, but the most arrogant, dangerous and despotic organisation which ever managed a free people in this or any other age. Any and all methods of healing the sick by means of safe, simple and natural remedies are sure to be assailed and denounced by the arrogant leaders of the AMA doctors’ trust as fakes, frauds and humbugs.

    Every practitioner of the healing art who does not ally himself with the medical trust is denounced as a ‘dangerous quack’ and impostor by the predatory trust doctors. Every sanitarian who attempts to restore the sick to a state of health by natural means without resort to the knife or poisonous drugs, disease imparting serums, deadly toxins or vaccines, is at once pounced upon by these medical tyrants and fanatics, bitterly denounced, vilified and persecuted to the fullest extent.”

    The Lincoln Chiropractic College in Indianapolis requires 4,496 hours, the Palmer Institute Chiropractic in Davenport a minimum of 4,000 60-minute classroom hours, the University of Natural Healing Arts in Denver five years of 1,000 hours each to qualify for a degree. The National College of Naprapathy in Chicago requires 4,326 classroom hours for graduation. Yet the medico-drug cartel spreads the propaganda that the practitioners of these three “heretic” sciences are poorly trained or not trained at all —. the real reason being that they cure their patients without the use of drugs. In 1958, one of those “ill-trained” doctors, Nicholas P. Grimaldi, who had just graduated from the Lincoln Chiropractic College, took the basic science examination of the Connecticut State Board along with 63 medics and osteopaths. He made the highest mark (91.6) ever made by a doctor taking the Connecticut State Board examination.

    Colonization

    Rockefeller’s various “educational” activities had proved so profitable in the U.S. that in 1927 the International Educational Board was launched, as Junior’s own, personal charity, and endowed with $21,000,000 for a starter, to be lavished on foreign universities and politicos, with all the usual strings attached. This Board undertook to export the “new” Rockefeller image as a benefactor of mankind, as well as his business practises. Nobody informed the beneficiaries that every penny the Rockefellers seemed to be throwing out the window would come back, bearing substantial interest, through the front door.

    Rockefeller had always had a particular interest in China, where Standard Oil was almost the sole supplier of kerosene and oil “for the lamps of China”. So he put up money to establish the China Medical Board and to build the Peking Union Medical College, playing the role of the Great White Father who has come to dispense knowledge on his lowly children. The Rockefeller Foundation invested up to $45,000,000 into “westernizing” (read corrupting) Chinese medicine.

    Medical colleges were instructed that if they wished to benefit from the Rockefeller largesse they had better convince 500 million Chinese to throw into the ashcan the safe and useful but inexpensive herbal remedies of their barefoot doctors, which had withstood the test of centuries, in favor of the expensive carcinogenic and teratogenic “miracle” drugs Made in USA, which had to be replaced constantly with new ones, when the fatal side-effects could no longer be concealed; and if they couldn’t “demonstrate” through large-scale animal experiments the effectiveness of their ancient acupuncture, this could not be recognized as having any “scientific value”. Its millenarian effectiveness proven on human beings was of no concern to the Western wizards.

    But when the Communists came to power in China and it was no longer possible to trade, the Rockefellers suddenly lost interest in the health of the Chinese people and shifted their attention increasingly to Japan, India and Latin America.

    The Image

    “No candid study of his career can lead to other conclusion than that he is victim of perhaps the ugliest of all passions, that for money, money as an end. It is not a pleasant picture…. this money-maniac secretly, patiently, eternally plotting how he may add to his wealth…. He has turned commerce to war, and honey-combed it with cruel and corrupt practices…. And he calls his great organization a benefaction, and points to his church-going and charities as proof of his righteousness. This is supreme wrong-doing cloaked by religion. There is but one name for it —. hypocrisy.”

    This was the description Ida Tarbell made of John D. Rockefeller in her “History of the Standard Oil Company”, serialized in 1905 in the widely circulated McClure’s Magazine. And that was several years before the “Ludlow Massacre”, so JDR was as yet far from having reached the apex of his disrepute. But after World War II it would have been hard to read, in America or abroad, a single criticism of JDR, nor of Junior, who had followed in his father’s footsteps, nor of Junior’s four sons who all endevoured to emulate their illustrious forbears. Today’s various encyclopedias extant in public libraries of the Western world have nothing but praise for the Family. How was this achieved?

    Ironically, the two apparently most NEGATIVE events in the career of JDR brought about a huge POSITIVE change in his favor, to a degree that he himself could not foresee. To wit:

    In the year when according to the current Encyclopaedia Britannica (long become a Rockefeller property and transferred from Oxford to Chicago), Rockefeller had “retired from active business”, namely in 1911, he had been convicted by a U.S. court of illegal practices and ordered to dissolve the Standard Oil Trust, which comprised 40 corporations. This imposed dissolution was to provide his Empire with added might, to a degree that was unprecedented in the history of modem business. Until then, the Trust had existed for all to see – an exposed target. After that, it went underground, and thereby its power was cloaked in security, and could keep expanding unseen and therefore unopposed.

    The second apparently negative experience was a certain 1914 event that persuaded JDR, until then utterly contemptuous of public opinion, to gloss over his own image.

    “The Ludlow Massacre”

    The United Mine Workers had asked for higher wages and better living conditions for the miners of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, one of the many Rockefeller-owned companies.

    The miners —. mostly immigrants from Europe’s poorest countries —. lived in shacks provided by the company at exorbitant rent. Their low wages ($1,68 a day) were paid in script redeemable only at company stores charging high prices. The churches they attended were the pastorates of company-hired ministers; their children were taught in company-controlled schools; the company libraries excluded books that the Bible-thumping Rockefellers deemed “subversive”, such as “Darwin’s Origin of the Species.” The company maintained a force of detectives, mine guards, and spies whose job it was to keep the camp quarantined from the danger of unionization.

    When the miners struck, JDR, Jr., then officially in command of the company, and his father’s hatchet man, the Baptist Reverend Frederick T. Gates, who was a director of the Rockefeller Foundation, refused even to negotiate. They evicted the strikers from the company-owned shacks, hired a thousand strike-breakers from the Baldwin-Felts detective agency, and persuaded Governor Ammons to call out the National Guard to help break the strike.

    Open warfare resulted. Guardsmen, miners, their women and children, who since their eviction were camping in tents, were ruthlessly killed, until the frightened Governor wired President Wilson for Federal Troops, who eventually crushed the strike, The New York Times, which then already could never be accused of being unfriendly to the Rockefeller interests, reported on April 21, 1914.

    “A 14-hour battle between striking coal miners and members of the Colorado National Guard in the Ludlow district today culminated in the killing of Louis Tikas, leader of the Greek strikers, and the destruction of the Ludlow tent colony by fire.”

    And the following day:

    “Forty-five dead (32 of them women and children), a score missing and more than a score wounded is the known result of the 14-hour battle which raged between state troops and coal miners in the Ludlow district, on the property of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, the Rockefeller holding. The Ludlow is a mass of charred debris, and buried beneath it is a story of horror unparalleled in the history of industrial warfare. In the holes that had been dug for their protection against rifle fire, the women and children died like trapped rats as the flames swept over them. One pit uncovered this afternoon disclosed the bodies of ten children and two women.”

    Thorough Facelift

    The worldwide revulsion that followed was such that JDR decided to hire the most talented press agent in the country, Ivy Lee, who got the tough assignment of whitewashing the tycoon’s bloodied image.

    When Lee learned that the newly organized Rockefeller Foundation had $100 million lying around for promotional purposes without knowing what to do with it, he came with a plan to donate large sums – none less than a million – to well-known colleges, hospitals, churches and benevolent organizations. The plan was accepted. So were the millions. And they made headlines all over the world, for in the days of the gold standard and the five cent cigar there was a maxim in every newspaper office that a million dollars was always news.

    That was the beginning of the cleverly worded medical reports on new “miracle” drugs and “just-around-the-corner breakthroughs” planted in the leading news offices and press associations that continue to this day, and the flighty public soon forgot, or forgave, the massacre of foreign immigrants for the dazzling display of generosity and philanthropy financed by the ballooning Rockefeller fortune and going out, with thunderous press fanfare, to various “worthy” institutions.

    The Purchase of Public Opinion

    In the following years, not only newsmen, but whole newspapers were bought, financed or founded with Rockefeller money. So Time Magazine, which Henry Luce started in 1923, had been taken over by J.P. Morgan when the magazine got into financial difficulties. When Morgan died and his financial empire crumbled, the Thorough FaceliftHouse of Rockefeller wasted no time in taking over this lush editorial plum also, together with its sisters Fortune and Life, and built for them an expensive 14-story home of their own in Rockefeller Center —. the Time & Life Building.

    Rockefeller was also co-owner of Time’s “rival” magazine, Newsweek, which had been established in the early days of the New Deal with money put up by Rockefeller, Vincent Astor, the Harrimann family and other members and allies of the House.

    The Intellectuals — A Bargain

    For all his innate cynicism, JDR must have been himself surprised to discover how easily the so-called intellectuals could be bought. Indeed, they turned out to be among his best investments.

    By founding and lavishly endowing his Education Boards at home and abroad, Rockefeller won control not only of the governments and politicos but also of the intellectual and scientific community, starting with the Medical Power —. the organization that forms those priests of the New Religion that are the modern medicine men. No Pulitzer or Nobel or any similar prize endowed with money and prestige has ever been awarded to a declared foe of the Rockefeller system.

    Henry Luce, officially founder and editor of Time Magazine, but constantly dependent on House advertising, also distinguished himself in his adulation of his sponsors. JDR’s son had been responsible for the Ludlow massacre, and an obedient partner in his father’s most unsavory actions. Nonetheless, in 1956 Henry Luce put Junior on the cover of Time, and the feature story, soberly titled “The Good Man”, included hyperboles like this:

    “It is because John D. Rockefeller Junior’s is a life of constructive social giving that he ranks as an authentic American hero, just as certainly as any general who ever won a victory for an American army or any statesman who triumphed in behalf of U.S. diplomacy.”

    Clearly, Time’s editorial board wasn’t given the choice to change its tune even after the passing of Junior and Henry Luce, since it remained just as dependent on House of Rockefeller advertising. Thus, when in 1979 one of Junior’s sons, Nelson A. Rockefeller died —. who had been one of the loudest hawks in the Vietnam and other American wars, and was personally responsible for the massacre of prisoners and hostages at Atticia prison – Time said of him in it obituary, without laughing: “He was driven by a mission to serve, improve and uplift his country.”

    Perhaps it was all this that Prof. Peter Singer had in mind when telling the judges in Italy that the Rockefeller Foundation was a humanitarian enterprise bent on doing good works. One of their best works seems to be sponsoring Prof. Peter Singer, the world’s greatest animal friend and protector who claims that vivisection is indispensable for medical progress and for more than 20 years refuses to mention that legions of medical doctors are of the opposite view.

    Millions of Dollars Free Publicity

    Another interesting revelation in the article of Time was that many years ago already Singer “was pleasantly surprised when Britannica approached him to distill in about 30,000 words the discipline that is, at its heart, the systematic study of what we ought to do.” So now we touch the subject of sponsorisation and patronage. They don’t always mean immediate cash but, more important, long-term profits.

    Many decades ago the Encyclopedia Britannica moved from Oxford to Chicago because Rockefeller had bought it to add much needed luster to the University of Chicago and its medical school, the first one he had founded. Peter Singer, “the world’s greatest animal defender” who keeps a door permanently open to vivisection and the lucrative medical swindle, gets millions of dollars free publicity thanks to the worldwide engagement of the Rockefeller Foundation and the media makers who are in no position to oppose it.

    From the article in Time we also learned that Singer’s mother had been a medical doctor in the old country, which could mean that little Peter started assimilating all the Rockefeller superstition on vivisection with his mother’s milk.

  • PEADAR

    You cannot replace direct sunlight – no matter where you live grab the sun where ever and when ever you can. If you live in an apartment take the blinds down and get the sun beams directly on you – let the sun do its work and apart from getting vitamin D – YOU WILL FEEL BETTER.
    To prevent colds – raw onions and garlic, rosehips and wild thyme all natural and work a treat along with having a cleansing and detox effect.
    Peadar.

    • Granny Mae

      PEADAR,

      I agree if you can get out in the sun. It is important not only to get the sun on your skin but to have the sunray entering your eyes too. The rays on the back of the eye ball helps with overcumming depression ! People that live in areas that are very over cast have a lot of trouble with depression until the sun comes out again ! Our sun is very important to us in many ways.

  • http://explorer Jane

    Im a speed reader, so I read and take in much more than the average person.I have never taken any type of pills.[NEVER].
    I care for two horses–two dogs–one milk cow–two black angus-30 rabbits–38 chickens, raise and cut and bail 1500 bails of hay, 120 bails of clover..
    Raise my own food, can and dry all of it.Bake my own bread and goodies. Make my own butter and cheese.raise and prep my own nuts and berries, apples , pears and peaches.

    Im outdoors 365 days, sunshine-rain-snow.
    Im a organic gardner, never purchased fertilizer, make my own with the great help of nature. dont believe in pills or Dr”s.My reason is I never needed them.I dont dislike them. I just dont need them.
    I need garlic-onions- fruit- loads of veg. a little meat. because I like IT. And nuts every day of my life.

    Ive never seen a Dr. Only twice in my life, once at 34 and the last time was when I was 56 years old.
    I believe the good lord gave us everything thats needed to maintain our body we must learn what they are.And when you learn , practice it.
    In raising food,my taughts are ! Feed the worms and they will feed you.They will give you all the VIT. D. you need.
    Nature has already taken care of that.

    So all the great minds out there, Tell me how did I get to be 92 years old and I’ll out work and out-do most young people.
    When I hire them for the summer, makeing HAY, they all quit before I do .
    I find many wrong things in this country.This country is going down hill very fast.I do hope someone can SAVE IT.

    Thank You Jane… silverbill

    • libertytrain

      Wow, that was impressive to read – thanks Jane!

  • Acushla

    Calcium Fluoride in drinking water is far better for both teeth and bones yet dentists and doctors say nothing. I am 75 years old. I have not had a cold since I was 40 when I started to get Vitamin D from Sunlight. I have never had the FLU.

  • Yorkslass

    After taking a liquid Vit D for 2 months with no change in my numbers I was put on a 50,000 capsule once a week for 10 weeks. My Dr did say that Vit D should not really be classified as a vitamin as it is much more important to the body than a vitamin would be.

  • Robert

    It’s always about the money. There is no way anyone can convince me that we ca not finf a cure for many diseases & conditions. But if they are cured the drug companies & the FDA can’t get “FAT” from treating the condition instead of curing it. there is more money in treatment then there is cure. Think of this, for years the Fish oil omega-3 acids that you buy in stores carries the claim ” these statements have not been evaluated by the FDA”. then all of a sudden Lovaza comes along & the FDA approves it as effective treatment. WHY? MONEY!!!! the FDA is the most corrupt organization in the federal government. fish oil in supplement stores is about $9.00 for a 30 day supply, But Lovaza is $135.00 for a 30 day supply. Follow the money & you will find the truth that the FDA & the drug companies have been hiding for years. they are all crooks. If you want change, vote EVERY incumbent out of office.

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