Medical Terrorism: The Sprint Study

What is it about September 11th? On 9-11 of 2015, another massive attack was made on the United States. Only this time, the target was everyone over 50 and the enemy was our own government’s “experts.”

That’s the date the National Institutes of Health delivered a press release to the world extolling the virtues of the forthcoming SPRINT study; proclaiming that “intensive” pharmaceutical blood pressure management to new, lower numbers could save lives and lower rates of cardiovascular events by “almost a third.”

Sorry – but I have to call bullshit. Those statements are true only if you ignore the damage the drugs themselves do. Now that the study is actually out, let’s have a look at real data.

The study followed 9361 participants. The qualification criteria for the study would have eliminated almost 92% of us from being involved. But, you can bet that the “results” will be pushed to cover everyone. That’s where fear will be used to manipulate the masses into taking massive amounts of extra drugs. I call that terrorization.

To quote the study itself, “the number needed to treat with a strategy of intensive blood-pressure control to prevent one primary outcome event was 61, and the number needed to treat to prevent one death from any cause was 90.” My calculator says that 1 in 61 is 1.64%, and 1 in 90 is 1.1%!

So how do you take numbers like these and turn them into a 25% reduction in risk? Your take a 4% risk factor and drop it to 3%. In “pharmaceutical selling terms”, that’s a 25% risk reduction. Still looks like a 1% difference to me.

Using their own math structure, the study showed an 88% increase in “Serious Adverse Events” from the multi-drug therapies the participants were put on! (2.5% to 4.7%) And, that is only comparing “intensive” regimens to standard pharmaceutical protocols.

What did these “Serious Adverse Events” include? Acute kidney injury, complete renal (kidney) failure, participants passing out, (syncope – never a good idea if you happen to be driving) etc., etc. If you look at the multitude of drugs used on the participants – which of course I did and you can too (1) – the list of negative side effects for these compounds includes just about every form of physical failure you can imagine.

So what can you do if your blood pressure is high? Think of it as an indicator that your body chemistry is off and work on that. There are simple things that can have a significant impact and improve your overall health at the same time. Here are a few examples:

  1. Supplement your magnesium intake. Men need 420 mg per day and women need 320 mg a day, but almost no one gets that in our regular diet. Multiple studies have shown that magnesium supplementation will lower your blood pressure. In addition, a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that every 100 mg of increased magnesium intake drops your risk of stroke 9%.
  2. Crank up your Vitamin C levels. Numerous studies (2,3,4) have shown that blood levels of Vitamin C are inversely related to blood pressure. As C goes up, blood pressure comes down.
  3. Optimize your Vitamin D levels. A meta-study (5) of over 155,000 people delivered at the European Society of Human Genetics in 2013 showed “…those with high concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) had reduced blood pressure…”

Of course, these simple solutions cannot work as well for you if your overall body chemistry is off because of hormone deficiencies or imbalances. So there’s a #4.

  1. Optimize your hormone levels and balance.

Your hormones drive the whole “bus” if you will, and these supplements are the equivalent of just one wheel. But even at that, these suggestions give you a place to start and will deliver more than the 1-2% advantage shown in the SPRINT study. They’ll also deliver multiple health benefits and you certainly won’t experience any deadly side effects.

flu vaccine alternatives

Flu Vaccine Alternatives

Flu shots are a $3 Billion a year business that is so profitable that the makers can even make it profitable for discount drug stores to push them. But is that shot of 99% water of any real value to you? 

I’d like you to consider a few things and then decide for yourself.

First and foremost, one of the things that gets lost in the hype is that flu shots are not antivirals – they are vaccines. They have no direct effect on influenza viruses whatsoever. The components in these shots are designed to create a reaction in your immune system, and the weaker your immune system, the less they do. So they work the least for the people who need them most.

To compensate for this, Sanofi Pasteur created a vaccine for seniors with 4 times the active elements – Fluzone High Dose. But let’s go back to the idea that these shots cause a reaction in your immune system and take a look at whether or not you want 4 times as much of some of the mostly hidden reactions theses drugs cause.

Almost all vaccines contains heavy metals; mercury (“thimerosal”) as a preservative and aluminum as a “response enhancer” or adjuvant. These metals alone can suppress and alter your immune system and brain function because they are neurotoxins.

Foreign RNA/DNA from the animal base these vaccines are made from can cause intense reactions in some people, including the onset of autoimmune diseases.

Vaccines can trigger allergic reactions because of these same animal elements – primarily proteins – being injected directly into your system instead of being broken down by your digestive system.

Vaccines can also pose an immediate risk to your cardiovascular system. A 2007 study published in Annals of Medicine (1) concluded “Abnormalities in arterial function and LDL oxidation may persist for at least 2 weeks after a slight inflammatory reaction induced by influenza vaccination.”

The bottom line is that people get sick and die from these vaccines. As an example, The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Australian “public health experts have called for an independent body to monitor drug safety after it emerged thatyoung children were more likely to end up in hospitals because of side effects from a flu vaccine than they were from the disease itself.

So what can you do instead? Manage your Vitamin D levels first and foremost.

A study at the Oregon State University and the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center discovered that Vitamin D is necessary for the activation of our “innate immune system”, a primal, first line of defense system that is controlled by what used to be thought of as “junk” DNA. The study, published in BMC Genomics, (2) showed that Vitamin D is necessary for the activation of a genetic element that generates a chemical response which not only kills pathogens but has additional biological roles as well.

Vitamin D3 (the form created naturally and used by humans) is created when UV radiation reacts with your skin and becomes the hormone 1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25-D) once it is activated in the kidneys. And, like most hormones, 1,25-D is involved in a multitude of body processes. Not only does it activate the innate immune system mentioned above, it also modulates the adaptive immune system which mounts a defense against a myriad of pathogens and then retains antibodies that create immunity to those pathogens in the future.

How does an optimal Vitamin D3 level compare with a Flu Shot? Here’s an example:

Dr. John J. Cannell was a psychiatrist at Atascadero State Hospital in California. In 2005, an influenza A epidemic broke out in the hospital. One by one, each ward became infected. Patients came down with chills, fever, cough, and severe body aches. Only one ward remained free of infection: Dr. Cannell’s.

Why? His patients intermingled with patients from other wards. And they were not noticeably different in terms of age, health, or medical treatment. The only difference? Dr. Cannell’s patients had been receiving a daily dose of Vitamin D for several months. That’s it – and not one of them caught the flu! Compare that with the ~43% success rate of flu vaccines last year. This experience led him to research and publish a paper on epidemic influenza and Vitamin D. (3)

Some extra Vitamin C won’t hurt either!

1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?cmd=retrieve&list_uids=17701480

2. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2164/10/321

3. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2870528/