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The articles here are under development, and this will probably continue through the summer of 2018

They all relate in varying ways about the fact that those populations which remain on a low sugar diet have near zero incidents of the health conditions associated with what has become known as the western (high sugar) diet.   Moreover when those peoples consume large amounts of sugar they develop those conditions once nearly unknown. 

Much of the material here is focused on how fructose (the reactive have of table sugar) is a slow acting poison that affects every cell in the body.  The comparison to ethanol made by Professor Lustig is convincing.   

We cannot address successful our health disaster without knowing its cause.  While much of what is technical, by the end of the summer of 2018, I shall have a non-technical explanation here.  Moreover, at http://healthfully.org/rh/id7.html are documentaries and lectures confirming the association of sugar with those conditions, and at http://healthfully.org/rh/ are articles on the healthful diet and how to undo the damage.  Remember that are DNA is protected in a nucleus; therefore the older cells are being replaced with healthier ones. 


“I find it hard to imagine that a system this corrupt can be a good thing, or that it is worth the vast amounts of money spent on it”—Harvard Prof. Marcia Angell, quoted by Prof. Peter Gotzsche, in Deadly Medicine and Organized Crime:  How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Healthcare  p. 259 from her book The Truth About Drug Companies:  How They Deceive Us. 


This section of my website adds flesh to Prof. Angell’s summation of the corrupt of science worked by pharma.  It has been written for an audience of medical professional aware of the corruption, and want an evidence based explanation of what has been corrupted and how.  If you want to read more on this corruption than check out my list of books, and if you wish to watch lectures and documentaries page on many of the topics then click on this link.  Both links have description of the items averaging 4 pages and a rating of each.         Elsewhere in this website are thousands of articles on the various topics; the internal Google Search Engine will help your navigation. 


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Abbreviations: AD Alzheimer’s disease, BMJ British Medical Journal, CVD cardiovascular disease, CAWD conditions associated with the Western diet, KOL key opinion leader a thought leader, IR insulin resistance/resistant, MeS metabolic syndrome NAFLD non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, NEJM New England Journal of Medicine, ROS reactive oxygen species, t2d type-two diabetes, Wiki Wikipedia.




Western high sugar/fructose diet starting point for insulin resistance, obesity, diabetes and the age-related conditions associated with the western diet.


The Four Major areas of Scams:  Heart-Cardiovascular disease, Cancer, Dementia, Neuroleptic drugs


Lesser scams:  acetaminophen, bisphosphonates, NSAIDS, sedatives for pain, protein pump inhibitors, type-2 diabetes drugs (ignoring the dietary fix).  A number of topics are found within cardiovascular disease such as statin, abilation, and hypertension drugs. 


Good treated as bad or useless:  antioxidants (vitamins A, C and E, CoQ10), aspirin, niacin hormone replacement therapy for men and women, salt, sunshine.  And though not developed (the list is long), many older drugs are better than the newer ones, or as Prof. Ben Goldacre wrote:  “It is amazing how quickly an older drug becomes bad once off patent." 


Ignored:   fecal transplant for intestinal conditions such as diverticulitis, vitamin C for cancer, rancid polyunsaturated fats, beta hydroxybutyrate, coconut oil, aspirin lowers cancer risks, aspirin promotes apoptosis thereby reducing the risk of a stage I, II, and III cancer developing into stage IV cancer, neuro-protective and heart protective estradiol and testosterone, for diabetics carbohydrates should be avoided, fructose is toxic to the liver like ethanol, how to reverse insulin resistance and thus lower CAWD risk through intermittent fasting and ketogenic diet.   


Useless touted as good calcium supplements, low salt diet, low dose aspirin.


Supposedly good advice, but evidence weak/contradictory:  stress hormones, vitamin D, and a high ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 competitively hinders the conversion of omega 3 into anti-inflammatory factors, NSAIDs for pain.   


Healthful Links to topics of interest:  Topic such as why physicians give junk treatments, side effects, the best of books, my collection of documentaries and lectures on YouTube each with a short description and rating.  


Pharma is in the business of treating illness, thus not preventing illness



DISCLAIMER:  As Ben Franklin said, we all keep our own time; thus below is about what I would do; however, I am not recommending others to violate clinical guidelines or their doctors’ recommendations. 


This is a muckraking web section on pharma’s tobacco science.  Nearly everything we learnt about medicine is flawed.  Enter and view the evidence on the corruption worked by pharma.[1] 



[1] I stand on the shoulder of many critics.  First among them is Prof. Peter Gotzsche; his two books on Pharma as Organized Crime and on Deadly Psychiatry prove my point.  The former won a BMJ award for best book of the year. 



This is a rough draft, and will be updated periodically.  It is too valuable a source to be delayed 

Link to more quotes from those who have broken rank.

Link to a sympathetic explanation as to why physicians have become drug pushers.

I use two phrases to describe how industry influences beliefs and why, Tobacco science, and tobacco ethics.  Link for a summary of the science exposing in Tobaaccoism or How Tobacco Kills (1922) by John H. Kellogg M.D. of Battle Creek, Michigan, I have posted a 20 page excerpt of his book:  This is what we get from a system which measures success by profits.

I could have pasted advertisements by physicians on the health benefits of smoke, done 30 years after Kellogg’s book.  Need I say more? 



In 2011 having realized that scientific fraud was the norm for industry funded work and their key opinion leaders (KOLs), I restarted a new grouping of articles.  The three key areas of focus are medical myths, the harm down by the Western diet, and what to do about it.   All those with a “/r” (for “recommended”) have been posted since 2011.


 


 


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All with cool art and informative articles   4/23/18


 


#31 TABLE OF CONTENTS healthfully, over 1,200 pages downloaded per day.


 


#7  TABLE OF CONTENTS skeptically, over 8,000 pages downloaded per day.


 


#201 TABLE OF CONTENTS CURRENT NEWS , over 900 pages downloaded per day


 


#209 THE ARTISTS


 


# 180 RECOMMENDED WESTERN DIET PANDEMIC, for those who like the visual on skeptical issues


 


#158   RECOMMENDED GATEWAY PAGE  Gateway to the research on pharma and health


 


#152 RECOMMENDED--CONCISE Bad drugs, good drugs, treatments & supplements,  


 


#161  RECOMMENDED HEALTHFUL Improving health including diet and nutritional science


 


#157 Video documentaries, mostly YouTube Healthful diet, bad pharma, GMOs etc. with description


 


 


BUSINESS PROBLEMS:  recommended section since 2010


BAD PHARMA & THEIR TOBACCO SCIENCE


#158  RECOMMENDED GATEWAY PAGE


#152  RECOMMENDED--CONCISE Drugs to avoid and take


#182  RECOMMENDED MYTH BUSTERS   


#159  RECOMMENDED--LONG Topics developed


#160  RECOMMENDED EXPOSING PHARMA Profits before people


#156  RECOMMENDEDS NON-TECHNICAL SUMMATIONS  Simple info and advice


#176  RECOMMENDED CANCER, DIET, MACROPHAGE Cause and starving cancer


#157  RECOMMENDED MORE BAD PHARMA More profits before people


#173  RECOMMENDED HEART ISSUES 


#169  RECOMMENDED HEART CARDIOVASCULAR ISSUES


#170 RECOMMENDED MORE JOURNAL ARTICLES


#177  RECOMMENDED NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES, KETONES


#166  RECOMMENDED CRITICS  Those who expose bad pharma  


 


DIETARY & DIABETES


#161  RECOMMENDED HEALTHFUL Nutrition in depth, diet myths, plus diets, video links, etc


#167  RECOMMENDED ARTICLES ON DIET AND FOODS


#168  RECOMMENDED ARTICLES ON DIETARY ISSUES


#184  RECOMMENDED COLLAGEN AND ASCORBATE (VITAMIN C)


#175  RECOMMENDED DIETARY TOPICS BY JK


#174  RECOMMENDED DIET TESTIMONIALS


#172  RECOMMENDED DIET JOURNAL ARTICLES


#178   RECOMMENDED DIABETES


#183  RECOMMENDED  FRUCTOSE AND GLYCATION PRODUCTS


#181  RECOMMENDED URIC ACID’S PANDEMICS ROLE


#179  RECOMMENDED WELLNESS CLASS  


#180  RECOMMENDED WESTERN DIET PANDEMIC


 


OLDER with newer articles


#17    QUACKERY  (at skeptically.org)


#135  NSAIDS     


#102  QUACK THEORIES & PRACTICES (at skeptically.org)


#41   MEDICAL CRAP


#130  MEDICAL CRAP MORE,


#132  IMAGINARY CONDITIONS


#134  ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE


#136  ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH


#137  DRUG NEWS--DISAPPOINTING


#141  BIG PHARMA AT WORK


#145  MANAGED HEALTH CARE


#146  FDA  Exposing the fašade of regulation


#147  FOR THE CHILDREN


#162  CORPORATE DRUGS


#150  BLOOD THINNERS AND ACETAMINOPHEN


#152 INDIGESTION DRUGS


#151  FAILED DRUGS


#159  CRITICS


                    


GENERAL INFORMATION:


#31 INDEX  


#35   HEALTH


#36   WOMEN'S MEDICAL ISSUES


#45   MALE HORMONE REPLACEMENT


#148  FEMALE HORMONE REPLACEMENT


#171  SEX


#154  FOOD


#50   ASPIRIN THE BEST NSAID


#133  THE HEART


#144  HEART MEDICATIONS & TREATMENTS  


#44    ON CANCER


#139  CANCER VARIOUS TISSUES 


#155 CANCER TREATMENTS


#165. CONDITIONS & TREATMENTS


#49    TOBACCO


#131   LONGEVITY


#143  OBESITY


#46    MEDICAL SCIENCE


#47    MEDICAL NEWS


#48    DRUGS AND CONDITIONS


#140   HEALTH & BODY


#138   DISEASES


#142   GERIATRIC PROBLEMS


#149  PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS


#163 NATURALISTIC TREATMENTS (positive)


#153 EFFECTIVE DRUGS


 


MISCELLANEOUS:   


#1 ENLIGHTENMENT


#32 HOME 


#37   BIOGRAPHICAL


#38   LINKS ELSEWHERE


#33  PROSE SATIRE


#34  RHYMED POEMS


#39  RHYMED POEMS ROMANTIC


#40  RHYMED POEMS MELONCHOLY


#42  RHYMED POEMS SOCIAL MESSAGE


#43  RHYMED POEMS SATIRE


#209 THE ARTISTS


#210 SHORT STORY, ETC.



 

 

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My medical background consists of purchasing medical textbooks starting in 1971 and reading journal articles.  My academic qualification is 11 years of university training in liberal arts and science including, 2 years of graduate school in philosophy.  Having a faith in critical analysis that searches for the best answers and enjoying exploration, I continued to explore a wide assortment of topics as a leisure time activity.  In 2001, I started to put the products of that exploration on 3 websites.  Before YouTube became popular, I had a peak average of 15,000 pages downloaded daily.  For a page on that background, a link. 

What can the 1,300 pound gorilla do, pretty much anything it want--prof. Marcia Angell, Harvard

DISCLAIMER:  As Ben Franklin said, we all keep our own time; thus what I write is what I believe & thus would do; however, I am not recommending others to violate clinical guidelines or their doctors’ recommendations