Top 10 Health Stories of 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011  –  Byron Richards, CCN

Picking right up where 2010 left off, 2011 is another year marked by an explosion in gene-related nutritional science. The data is now overwhelmingly positive that nutrition can influence genes to help weight loss, lower cholesterol, prevent cancer, treat cancer, correct faulty brain function, prevent age-associated disease, and slow aging. On the frontiers of this new science is emerging evidence of the possibility that nutrition may actually be able to resolve psychosomatic illnesses as well as turn back the clock. These are exciting times. Here is my take on the top 10 health stories for 2011.

#10 Brain Damage from Brain Medications

Despite the fact that brain medications hardly work at all, Big Pharma continues to push its “assets” down the throats and into the brains of 10% of the U.S. population, a costly con job of unbelievable magnitude requiring a gullible population of befuddled and confused people and a powerful lobby on Capital Hill.

The year actually started out on a bad note for Big Pharma as researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston published a study outlining six areas where Big Pharma manipulates facts and often breaks laws in an effort to sell patented drugs with high profits to people who do not need them and should not take them. The six marketing scams revealed were reducing thresholds for diagnosing disease, exaggerating safety claims, exaggerating efficacy claims, relying on surrogate endpoints, creating new diseases, and encouraging unapproved uses. All of these topics permeate the sale of brain medications. Even when companies are fined hundreds of million for breaking the law or settling damage claims, that is all part of the cost of business picked up by taxpayers.  Psychiatrists are the masters at inventing mental health conditions that match existing Big Pharma drug patents.

In addition to the tens of billions that are wasted on these Big Pharma delusional treatments, the medications turn out to be incredibly harmful. Data now indicates they cause brain damage, breast cancer, heart attacks, and early mortality. Don’t expect the FDA or Congress to wake up from their medicated state any time soon. The juggernaut poisoning the brains of Americans rolls on.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.