Reality Bytes – Quotes & Stats

Aspartame  (NutraSweet®) was first approved in 1974. It was then taken off the market in 1975 due to many health complaints. The financial backers of the toxic sweetener then forked out $310,000,000 dollars in 1981 to SLIDE it by the FDA under the new name NutraSweet®. (Remember, aspartame is a man-made chemical. It can actually increase the appetite and has many associated complaints. If a sweetener is needed, try honey, it’s better for your body.)

The New England Journal of Medicine stated in a recent study, that asthma patients who rely heavily on certain medication increase the risk of severe attacks later on.

Recent statistics by the National Center for Health Statistics show that more than 20 percent of the children between the ages of 12 and 19 years old are now considered “overweight.” And the vast majority of children (about 80%) who are too fat in their teens remain that way throughout their adult lives.

When childhood vaccination rates in Australia dropped by 50% when they became non-mandatory (as it is becoming in many European countries) SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) dropped by 50%! And when Japan moved the vaccination age to two years in 1975 crib death and infantile convulsions virtually disappeared (Cherry et al. 1988, Pediatrics Supplement, p. 973). Japan then recorded the lowest incidence of infant mortality in the world. (American babies receive their first shot at two months).

65% of American women purchase clothing sizes 14 or larger.

One Acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Tylenol®) taken every four days increases the risk of kidney disease 2.4 times!

One Ibuprofen (the active ingredient in Motrin® and Advil®) taken every four days increases the risk of kidney disease 8.8 times!

A survey by the Teenage Research Unlimited group discovered that the top 10 foods purchased by teens are as follows: 1) Gum 2) Ice Cream 3) Fast-Food Burgers 4) Chocolate 5) Pizza 6) Candy (Non-Chocolate) 7) Breath Mints 8) Cookies 9) Hard Candy Rolls 10) Potato Chips

Only 9% of the population consume 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day.

Tobacco accounts for about 316,000 fatalities per year; largely manifesting as heart disease.

Alcohol accounts for about 80,000 deaths annually; mostly auto accidents and drowning’s.

A January 1995 article in the New York Times, reported that dozens of mule deer at the Grand Canyon National Park had to be killed. The deer were “terminated” because they could no longer digest normal vegetation…..they were addicted to junk-food. David Haskell, chief of resource management for the park, called the junk-food “Crack cocaine of the deer world.” The unnatural diet left the deer near starvation. “Once they get this sugar and salt, they develop these extreme addictions, and they can’t resist it,” said Mr. Haskell. (Somewhere, there’s a lesson here…)

In 1995, Tylenol™ lost a law suit for $8.8 million dollars because it did not inform the public that alcohol drinkers could suffer liver damage from ordinary doses of this pain-reliever. The suit was brought on by a 39 year old male who drank 2-4 glasses of wine per night with his dinner. After developing flu-like symptoms, he began to take the recommended doses of Tylenol™, and within several days, developed massive liver failure which resulted in a liver transplant.

In the U.S. alone, seven million people are temporarily discharged from work at one time due to low back pain. J.W. Fisk, “A Practical Guide To Management Of The Painful Neck And Back.”

The number of children with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) is estimated at 1.5 to 2.5 million.

Every case of polio since 1978 has been a direct result of the vaccine intended to stop it.

$400,000 dollars was spent on a 1992 Nation Cancer Institute campaign to encourage people to eat fruits and vegetables. $49,000,000 dollars was spent by manufacturers in 1992 to advertise the two best-selling sugary cereals. Why are our attitudes on health mixed up?

In August of 1995, the CDC (Center for Disease Control) asked doctors to cut-back on the over-prescription of antibiotics; they warned that the overuse is leading to resistant strains of bacteria.

On August 3, 1995, the New England Journal of Medicine hailed soy protein as “the most potent cholesterol-lowering dietary factor yet discovered.” In the past months, soy has also been heralded for its ability to stop cancer cells from dividing and spreading, and for easing the symptoms of menopause (Health News Naturally, Summer 1995).

40,000 deaths are due to highway accidents each year. 125,000 deaths each year due to adverse drug reactions….3 times more than highway accidents!!

“Drinking cows milk has been linked to iron-deficiency anemia in infants and children; it has been named as the cause of cramps and diarrhea in much of the world’s population, and the cause of multiple forms of allergy as well; and the possibility has been raised that it may play a central role in the origins of atherosclerosis and heart attacks.” Frank A. Oski, M.D.

It is estimated that 85% of the population have a spinal curvature (scoliosis). This disfiguring disease affects an estimated 4 million Americans.

In October of 1994, the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that more than half of all mother of 3 year-olds had given them some kind of over-the-counter medicine in the previous month.

“Powerful medical institutions and drug companies work very hard to keep you in the dark. It’s their way of staying in control of the health industry.” (Jane Heimlich, wife of Dr. Heimlich, discoverer of the Heimlich Manuever, What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You)

41% of those aged 65 and over have no teeth at all.

According to a study from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, an average dose of more than one tablet of acetaminophen (most commonly known as Tylenol®) can double the risk of kidney failure.

80% of measles cases today are occurring in people aged 10 to 19 who received their measles vaccinations during childhood.

In 1992, a national study found that doctors prescribed, recommended or administered anti-depressants to children 4.6 million times.

Idiopathic scoliosis occurs 7-8 times more frequently in girls than boys (most curves being to the right).

The British Medical Journal, The Lancet, has gone on record as saying that “only 15% of medical procedures have any scientific basis.”

According to a study of more than 30,000 patients, 4 patients of every 100 in American hospitals are harmed; often because their medication or surgery is botched.

The New York Times reported that in 1985, the cost of health care per person in the United States was $1800 per year; in England, $800 per year; in Japan, $600 per year. Yet both England and Japan rank higher on the scale of quality of medical care than the United States. Compared to Japan, for instance, which has a higher living standard than the United States, but which furnished its citizens with quality medical care for $600 per person each year, comparative medical care in the United States cannot be valued higher than $500 per year per person. What is the $1300 per person difference? It is the $300 billion per year looting of the American public by the Medical Monopoly, in overcharges, criminal syndicalist activities and the operations of the Drug Trust.

The DPT vaccine is linked to as many as 900 deaths and injuries each year. Of interest, the highest levels of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) occur at 2, 4 and 6 months, the same time frame when babies are given the DPT vaccine!

3000 people were killed under President Ford’s 1970’s Swine Flu vaccination program.

One dollar of every seven goes for the purchase of milk and milk products.

55% of pregnancies are unintended which amounts to about 3.3 million per year.

An 8 ounce serving of 2% low fat milk has 5 grams of fat, 3 of which are saturated.

70% of the American population is unable to digest milk. Furthermore, the majority of the population is allergic to milk and yet they continue to consume the bovine excretions and suffer the ill effects.

The American Journal of Epidemiology, January 1989, reported on a measles “epidemic” in an Illinois high school. The report stated that 99.7% of the 1,873 students had been vaccinated — why the epidemic? (HINT: vaccines don’t work like they say they do!)

55% of the antibiotics produced in the U.S. are used in the dairy and meat industry.

In the U.S., we spend more money on health care than any other country and yet we rank 25th in overall health.

According to Dr. Morton Walker, the American Cancer Society lies to get more donations. Regarding its breast cancer fraudulence, the ACS reports that 90% of the women who have mastectomies go on to live healthy, active lives of 5 years or more. Statistics show that success is actually under 77%. Dr. Hardin Jones, Ph. D., Prof. Of medical physics at U.C. Berkeley cites a study that shows women who haven’t had radiation, chemotherapy or surgery live up to 4 times longer than those so treated.

Each person in this country consumes, on the average, 375 pounds of dairy products each year. These items make up the second largest food expense, ranking behind only the combined expenses for meat, fish, poultry, and eggs.

In regards to tonsillectomies, it has been found that most cases were unnecessary, with some children injured and others dying (about one in 10,000 or 15,000 operations). Evidence also suggests that tonsillectomized children may suffer from an impaired immune system after the loss of their tonsils.

In a survey comparing the children of pediatricians to the children of chiropractors, Drs. Wendy and Juan van Breda found that chiropractic children were healthier. From the survey, they found that 43% of the medical children had suffered from tonsillitis as compared to only 26.3% of the chiropractic children. In regards to ear infections, 80.1% of the medical children had experienced it some time growing up as compared to only 31% of the chiropractic children. The MD’s said nearly 90% of their children had used antibiotics. Only 50% of the chiropractic children had taken these drugs.

In regards to the use of antibiotics for ear infections, a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh, Erdem Cantekin, Ph.D., concluded that “it is no more effective than placebo and increases the risk of recurrences.”

Researchers in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that acetaminophen, most commonly known by the trade name Tylenol, causes an estimated 10% of the 50,000 cases of kidney failure that occur in the U.S. each year. Preventing those cases could save the country $700 million a year in health expenses, according to government figures.

Japan initiated compulsory vaccine in 1872. In 1892, there were 165,774 cases of smallpox there, which resulted in 29,979 deaths…Germany also instituted compulsory vaccination. In 1939 (this during the Nazi regime), the diphtheria rate increased astronomically to 150,000 cases. Norway, which never instituted compulsory vaccination, had only fifty cases during the same period. Polio has increased 700% in states which have compulsory vaccination. The much quoted writer on medical problems, Morris Beale, who for years edited his informative publication, Capsule News Digest, from Capitol Hill, offered a standing reward during the years from 1954 to 1960 of $30,000, which he would pay to anyone who could prove that the polio vaccine was not a killer and a fraud. There were no takers.”

In the Philippines, where 10,000,000 were vaccinated for smallpox, it resulted in the worst epidemic that had ever occurred on the islands. The death rate quadrupled from 15 to 60 percent in 1937.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 38 million Americans are drinking unsafe water. The water seems to have dangerous levels of lead, mercury, chlorine, fluoride and other toxic substances.

More than 150 high ranking officials in the FDA owned stock in the drug companies they were supposed to be regulating.

Unwanted pregnancies are the leading cause of infant mortality, retardation and other health problems.

One of every seven members in Congress received support for re-election by the dairy industry.

More Americans have died from the side effects of FDA approved drugs than from all of the wars this country has been in, in its entire history. The money spent on cancer would pay off the national debt. Right now, the cancer rate is 1 in 3 people. The cumulative effects of the FDA approved drugs are killing us by the millions.

84% of 17 year olds have had tooth decay with an average of 11 affected surfaces. For ages 40-44, 30 tooth surfaces have been affected by tooth decay.

Did you know that drugs and surgery do not heal or cure anyone? The power that made the body, heals the body!

“Chiropractic patients have a 200% greater immune-competence than people who have not received chiropractic care and 400% greater immune-competence than people with cancer or other serious diseases.” Ronald Pero, Ph.D., Chief of cancer prevention at New York’s Preventative Medicine Institute

According to Harvard University Researchers, 14% of the patients harmed in American hospitals die as a result of negligence or medical errors.

More than half of the people with diabetes don’t even know they have the disease. More than 85% of the people afflicted could successfully avoid ever getting the full-blown disease if they avoided excessive sugar and other sources of nutritionally worthless calories.

DES (diethylstilbestrol) was the standard prescription for excessive uterine bleeding and other gynecological complaints until it was discovered that the drug caused cancer in infants. Even after the drug companies knew DES was causing cancer in the offspring of the mothers who were given the drug, they continued marketing it in countries that were unaware of the side-effects (testicular cancer in the male offspring and uterine cancer / uterine deformities in the female offspring). And, Atrmid-S (Clofibrate) was the drug of choice in the ‘60’s for lowering cholesterol until it was shown to cause liver tumors in animal studies. Yet, it is still on the market today!

Chiropractic has been helping patients reach their peak health potential for one hundred years!

Patients over 65 are more than twice as likely to be seriously harmed by medical mishaps while in the hospital than those under 45.

A study performed in 1991, found that smoking kills 53,000 non-smokers a year. Further, in 1990, researchers linked smoking to the development of leukemia.

In a study performed comparing breast-fed babies to formula-fed (cow’s milk derived) babies, they discovered some major differences in the two groups. The group given human milk had a death rate of 1.5 per 1,000, whereas the cow’s milk fed group had 84.7 deaths per 1,000. The death rate from gastrointestinal infections was forty times higher in the non-breast fed group. Furthermore, the death rate from respiratory infection was 120 times higher in the cow’s milk formula group. Frank A. Oski, M.D.

Boyd Farnes, age 38 and a Monroe County, Florida resident became paralyzed after receiving a flu shot in 1989. He was awarded $12 million by a jury. The vaccine triggered a return of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, an illness Farnes had suffered as a child but that he had recovered from by age 20.

61,000 U.S. cancer deaths occur per year from fluoridation, more than total Vietnam deaths.

Toothpaste has sugar, acid and 10 other unneeded chemicals in it to contaminate the enamel. There are however, natural or herbal toothpaste’s which contain none of the above.

In 1880, the average Danish citizen consumed over 29 pounds of refined (white) sugar annually; at that time, the recorded death rate from diabetes was 1.8 per 100,000. In 1911, consumption had more than doubled: some 82 pounds of sugar per Dane annually; the recorded death rate from diabetes was 8 per 100,000. In 1934, Danish consumption of refined sugar was approximately 113 pounds per person annually; the recorded death rate from diabetes was 18.9 per 100,000.

Cow’s milk is for cows. In human’s, milk regularly causes bloating, gas, diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, iron-deficiency anemia, skin rashes, atherosclerosis and acne.

Statistically, when you enter a hospital you have a 1 in 20 chance of getting an infection you didn’t have before you entered.

In the supposed Swine Flu epidemic emergency, the Pennsylvania Intelligence Journal reported that 100 percent of the medical physicians surveyed said they would not administer the shots to their own children.

In a study involving eight American cities, researchers found that infants fed on cows’ milk had a twenty times greater chance of dying during the first six months of life.

By the time the average child has reached the age of 21, he/she has been subjected to over 18,000 hours of advertisements from drug companies. EIGHTEEN THOUSAND HOURS, that’s over 2 full, non-stop years of being told that it’s all right to take drugs when you don’t feel good. Marijuana and crack cocaine are not the only drug problem…..all drugs are dangerous whether pushed or prescribed!

Did you know that certain antibiotics, if given before the age of eight, can retard bone growth, damage the liver, and cause stomach upsets, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and skin rash.

Before World War II, Denmark had a higher consumption of sugar than any other European country. In Denmark, every fifth person suffers from cancer. In half a century, the annual Swedish consumption of refined sugar increased from 12 pounds per head in 1880 to over 120 pounds per head in 1929. Every sixth person suffers form cancer. In the Scandinavian countries, statistics date from the days when sugar consumption escalates wildly, fatal diseases increase remorselessly.

Adult women who have received the rubella (measles) vaccine have a significantly higher rate of joint problems, including arthritis, than do children and adult males.

Non-fluoridated people the world over have twice, three times or even 10 times better teeth than fluoridated U.S. or Canadian citizens.

Professor Walter Gilbert, a Harvard chemist, said, “There may be a time down the road when 80% of infections will be resistant to all known antibiotics.”

Today, Dr. Jonas Salk, the developer of the first polio vaccine, has stated that the Sabin vaccine was “the principle if not the sole cause of the 140 polio cases reported since 1961.

In a New York hospital, researchers found that in the course of a year, 905 prescription errors had been made–a rate of about 2½ errors per day. More than 180 of the errors (one in five) were so serious that, had they gone undetected, they could have caused serious injury or deaths.

On the average, every 3rd commercial on TV is a drug commercial; no wonder this country consumes more drugs than any other.

“The injection of any serum, vaccine, or even penicillin has shown a very marked increase in the incidence of polio, at least by 400%.” Dr. William Koch – Discoverer of the “Killed” polio virus vaccine.

Over 50% of homebound elderly have not seen a dentist for 10 years.

“During the first six months of life in Chile, the mortality rates for bottle-fed infants is twice as high as in infants who are exclusively breast-fed. Breast-fed babies who received supplements of cow milk do no better than infants who only receive cow milk. This suggests that if a baby is to benefit from breast milk he must receive breast milk alone.” Frank A. Oski, M.D.

ALL drugs have negative side-effects.

According to the Mayo Clinic (#1 in diagnostics), their hospital is only 25-30% accurate in diagnosing diseases; 7 out of 10 diagnosis’ are incorrect. That translates into 7 out of 10 patients are given the wrong drug or worse, the wrong surgery.

Each year, more than 9 million adverse drug reactions occur in the elderly.

During an 8 month period at a medical office, 45 children were seen with complaints of either hyperactivity or learning difficulties in school. In 41 of these 45 children it could be demonstrated that the symptoms were produced by a food allergy. Each child effected was allergic to an average of 3 foods; 28 (68%) were allergic to cow’s milk.

A large U.S. study found that 1 in 875 DPT shots (vaccine) produces a convulsion or collapse/shock reaction.

90% of Americans over the age of 60 are taking one or more drugs at this moment.

Adverse effects of drugs are 7 times more common in the elderly than in the young.

Children who watched 4 hours of cartoons on a Saturday morning are subject to an average of 222 junk food advertisements. During the 4 hour period studied, only 1 public service announcement promoting good nutrition was aired.

As a result of vaccine induced injury, the U.S. government has paid out over $500 million dollars to over 1000 families in just 8 years; there are still several thousand cases pending trial.

“A study in Chile demonstrated that as income rose, mothers tended to switch from breast feeding to bottle feeding. This switch accounted for the striking finding that mortality rates for infants was higher in the families with better incomes.” Frank A. Oski, M.D.

On the average, there are 60,000-140,000 adverse drug reactions each year in the U.S. Automobile accidents occur at an average rate of 39,325 accidents per year.

Two recent studies in Australia and Italy found that children who are exclusively breast-fed during the first 3 months are 34% less likely to get diabetes. Children who consume cow’s milk-based formula’s during the first 3 months of life were 50% MORE LIKELY to get insulin dependent diabetes.

Infections that are acquired during a hospital stay or visit (nosocomial), kill an average of 80,000 – 100,000 people per year.

Cigarette smoking causes 1/3 of the cancer each year in this country.

Regarding high blood pressure and the drugs used to treat it: A recent study showed that men with high blood pressure, abnormal EKG readings and prescribed anti-hypertensive drugs had a 65% higher death rate than those in a control group who did not receive the drug.

NutraSweet® is composed of aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and methanol. Methanol, as you’ve probably heard is wood alcohol; people have been known to die from as little as 3 teaspoons of 40% methanol! In order to metabolize the synthetic sweetener, the body oxidizes the methanol which then becomes formaldehyde, which has a slow rate of elimination, up to 72 hours for a single dose to disappear from the body.

Nearly 34 million Americans live in poverty — 23 million whites, 9.5 million blacks, and 1.2 million others — usually living on less than $10,000/year per household.

“No batch of vaccine can be proven safe before it is given to children.” Leonard Scheele, 1955, Surgeon General

Sir Richard Doll, a professor at the University of Oxford in England, stated that “dietary changes could cut cancer by 35 percent.” Seven types of cancer, he said, may be related to fat consumption in one way or the other: cancers of the breast, colon, rectum, endometrium, ovary, prostate and gall bladder.

There are 1.1 million new cases of cancer each year. Of these, there are more than 32,000 new cases of skin cancer.

In Chile (1973), three times as many deaths occurred among infants who were bottle-fed before three months of age than among wholly breast-fed infants.

A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that men born between 1948 and 1957 have three times as much cancer not related to smoking as men born in the late 1800’s. And women have 30% more non-smoking cancers than their grandmothers, and five to six times as many cancers related to smoking. One of every 5 U.S. deaths is from cancer.

In 1985 in Australia, Viera Scheibner, Ph.D. a retired Principal Research Scientist with over 90 published scientific papers in refereed journals to her credit discovered some interesting findings in relation to crib death (SIDS). She stated that “Without endeavoring to do so…[we found that] the babies breathing was affected in a certain characteristic manner and over a long period of time [40-65 days] following DPT injections… We also learned from the parents of crib death infants that most commonly the child had died after a DPT injection.”

According to medical historian Harris Coulter, Ph.D., he estimates that about 2/3 of the 10,000 annual cases of crib death are vaccine related.

“Investigators from the Consumers Union found that only four of twenty-five milk samples tested contained no detectable amounts of pesticide. The other twenty-one contained residues of chlorinated hydrocarbons, which are believed to be hazardous to human health.” Frank A. Oski, M.D.

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