Biased Medical Research

At least every week there is another flawed research paper that achieves major media attention. And the big journals which publish these slanted, distorted results refuse to publish any letters critical of the establishment’s chosen path to Enlightment — drugs!

One of the latest to earn my scorn is ”Homocysteine Lowering with Folic Acid and B vitamins in Vascular Disease”, by HOPE Investigators, NEJM, April 13, 2006, p. 1567 ffd. The only Hope I see is their hope for failure! They gave 50 mg of B6 but only 2.5 mg of folic acid and achieved a negative result. How surprising! They lowered homocysteine only to just 9.8 micromols/Liter. Equally culpable is their statement in the article that it is known that levels up to 5 mg of folic acid may reduce homocysteine by 25%. But the need was to lower the initial homocysteine by over 50%. It is well known that homocysteine levels of 8 or above put one at great risk! And Ray Oster in the 1970’s reported that some individuals require up to 80 mg of folic acid. There are dozens of articles demonstrating that homocysteine can be lowered and that lower levels are much healthier and safer.

The only reason such research is done and reported is that the authors want to support drugs instead of safe, natural approaches.

In the same NEJM, ”Homocysteine Lowering and Cardiovascular Events after Acute Myocardial Infarction”, p. 1578, ffd, the authors are even more negligent! They used only 0.8 mg of folic acid and 40 mg of B6. And the ”treated” patients had a final homocysteine level of 10.4! It must be BELOW 8 to be effective! And much more than 0.8 mg of folic acid is needed.

My letter to the editor of NEJM was rejected. Indeed, they virtually never allow publication of any criticism of any article. Over the past 20 years, the NEJM has become increasingly a pawn of the PharmacoMafia. Even a former editor of NEJM criticized the journal’s incestuous involvement with the drug barons and has written a book detailing the control the PharmacoMafia has over medicine today.

More recently the JAMA has published an article stating that policosanol is of no value in lowering cholesterol. This article was hawked by the media as proof that policosanol does not work. BUT THERE ARE WELL OVER A DOZEN ARTICLES DEMONSTRATING EXCELLENT REDUCTIONS OF CHOLESTEROL WITH POLICOSANOL. Is this another example of someone working for the pharmaceutical industry? A statin prostitute? Why is there no mention of extensive contrary evidence?! Statins are the tulip mania of today and I continue to predict an epidemic of Alzheimer’s produced by statins.

As Dr. Edward Bach said three-quarters of a century ago, Ignorance is the refusal (or failure) to accept truth. Ignorance and stupidity are inadequate to describe such research! DECEPTION and fraud are better terms.

You could not pay me any amount of money to take statin drugs. There are far safer and more effective methods, as outlined in my earlier article.

Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D. is the father of holistic medicine. He recommends autogenic focus (the basis of the Biogenics System) as part of your overall commitment to self-health. Register to download your FREE autogenic focus MP3 now.