1. CDC conflicts exposed as director forced out

    The ugly truth behind CDC boss being forced out

    There it is, the ugly truth finally laid out in the open for everyone to see.

    The people in charge of the nation's health advice and initiatives -- the top bureaucrats supposedly protecting Americans from today's leading killers -- are literally PROFITING off of the diseases they're supposed to prevent and the drugs that are prescribed to treat them.

    CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald was forced to quit last week because she was caught investing in the drug giant Merck -- as well as a tobacco company, a food distributor, and a health firm.

    The bombshell report detailing these blatant conflicts of interest shocked the public.

    But in reality, this is EXACTLY how the agency operates!

    A report from a couple of years back found that 97 percent of disclosures filed by CDC advisors were missing critical information. In 2007 (one of the years looked at in that analysis), the agency failed to resolve 64 percent of potential conflict-of-interest cases among those advisors.

    That's not all.

    Shortly after leaving the CDC, one of Fitzgerald's predecessors, Julie Gerberding, went on to become the head of Merck's vaccines division.

    Seems like that Merck name just keeps coming up, doesn't it? Makes you wonder if it's really just an innocent coincidence that the CDC loves hyping Merck products -- including the dangerous Gardasil vaccine linked to illness, disability, and even death.

    That's STILL not all.

    The current head of the Department of Health and Human Services -- the very person who announced Fitzgerald's resignation -- is a walking example of everything wrong with this twisted process!

    He was at the agency before, rising to the level of deputy secretary under President George W. Bush. Five months after he quit in 2007, he became a lobbyist for Eli Lilly... and eventually the head of the company's entire U.S. division, which recently came under fire for more than doubling the price of insulin.

    Now, somehow, he's not just back at the HHS. He's in charge of the place!

    And that's STILL not all. Not even close! In fact, these are just A FEW of the most egregious examples.

    HHS, the CDC, the FDA, and the rest of the alphabet soup agencies are so rife with conflict that it's no longer easy to tell where the food and drug industries end... and the government begins.

    Bear that in mind every time the CDC urges you to get a flu shot (or any other vaccine, for that matter).

    Keep that in your head next time your doc is excited over a hyped-up new medication just approved by the FDA.

    And definitely don't forget that when a government bigshot from HHS gets on TV and urges Americans to do this or that to overcome whatever the crisis of the moment happens to be.

    Be smart. Be informed. Ask questions. And make your own decisions.

  2. New attack on chelation is a threat to your mental health

    Exposure to toxic metals is often behind some of today's most common chronic conditions -- and there's one safe, proven, and effective way to rid the body of those metals.

    So naturally, it's coming under attack.

    In a stunning display of ignorance, the American College of Medical Toxicology is urging doctors to reject time-tested chelation therapy. And at a recent conference hosted by the CDC, the group actually called on its members to report doctors who use it.

    I'm not sure what they're supposed to report, since chelation isn't illegal. In fact, it's the FDA-approved treatment for the removal of heavy metals such as lead from the body.

    The fact that they want doctors to start tattling on other doctors who use this perfectly legal treatment is bad enough. But what makes this so much worse is the fact that the Federation of State Medical Boards sent representatives to the conference, according to a report from the Alliance for Natural Health.

    That's a sign that other states could soon follow Kentucky's lead and put a backdoor ban on chelation therapy by forbidding doctors from discussing it with their patients.

    In Kentucky, simply talking about this legal treatment can get your license yanked -- so if you're a patient who lives in that state and actually needs chelation, be prepared to drive a long way (or move).

    What's amazing about all this is that there isn't a single doctor -- mainstream or alternative -- who will claim mercury, lead, arsenic, and more belong in the body.

    There's total agreement that they're poisons.

    The disagreement comes over what they do at what levels. The mainstream takes an all-or-nothing approach here, claiming that very high levels of metals are toxic and deadly and should be removed through chelation.

    But lower levels -- even levels just below that "poison" threshold -- are perfectly safe and require nothing at all.

    That's what they say, anyway. But science (and common sense) tell us otherwise: A toxin dangerous enough to kill you at high levels could hurt you at lower ones, and studies have implicated even low levels of these metals in everything from osteoarthritis to heart disease to autism. And clinical experience tells me that everyone's genetic ability to detoxify these metals varies greatly.

    If you're battling a chronic illness that your own physician hasn't been able to solve, visit a holistic doctor who can test your levels of these metals.

    You might be surprised by the results -- and how quickly you can be cured. But you'd better hurry... this cure might not be around much longer.

  3. Behind the new autism numbers

    In the two decades since I opened my practice, I've seen a dramatic rise in the number of families with autistic children. I'm not the only one.
  4. The deadly 'new' superbug -- and how to avoid it

    Going to the hospital is supposed to be the beginning of your recovery -- but for millions of us, it's the beginning of a nightmare.
  5. A nation of sugar addicts

    No wonder we're fatter and sicker than ever and getting worse every day: New numbers from the CDC show that half of all Americans over the age of TWO YEARS OLD drink at least one soda a day.
  6. Dirty docs spread disease

    It's the last place you'd expect to face infection risk -- but it turns out it's the one place you need to be on your guard the most. It's your doctor's office.

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