Monday, February 19, 2018 by: Mike Adams Tags: badcancer, badclimate, badmedicine, badscience, junkscience, medical journals, medical science, peer review, rational, science, science clowns, science journals, scientific fraud, scientific papers, skeptics (Natural News) Much of what gets published in so-called “science journals” or “medical journals” is actually complete “bulls##t,” warn many observers. Brendan D. Murphy has authored a spectacular piece published by Waking Times, offering astonishing details in support of that notion. His full article is reprinted here. Find the original at this link. See more work by Brendan Murphy at BrendanMurphy.net. WHY SCIENTIFIC PEER REVIEW IS A SHAM In recent years the defects in the peer review system have been the subject of a profusion of critical editorials and studies in the literature. It is high time that the world took heed of what the critics are saying, not least of all because of the medical … [Read more...] about Science is BROKEN, and the peer-review process produces “utter bulls##t” parading around as real science
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(Natural News) A recent headline in the U.K.’s Daily Mail boldly declares, “Vitamin D will NOT protect your child from a cold: Myth-busting study says ‘more isn’t always better’ to help toddlers stay healthy.” This disingenuous headline infers that vitamin D has no protective effect against colds and flu. In fact, the study it goes on to cite, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), only compared the effects of two different dosages of vitamin D administered to children. It did not compare the health of children who were not given vitamin D supplements at all, to those who were.For some time now, researchers have understood that there is a link between a lack of sunshine, as experienced in most northern hemisphere countries in winter time, and the increased prevalence of viral infections, particularly upper respiratory tract infections, or the common cold. The production of the hormone vitamin D is directly linked to … [Read more...] about Pharma-controlled Journal of the American Medical Association waging full-scale attack on Vitamin D in effort to push flu shots for toddlers
Be it encapsulated, blended in a smoothie, or even roasted with vegetables, there are many ways that a woman can choose to consume her placenta after childbirth. With this vital pregnancy organ gaining traction as a "superfood," more new mothers are considering the practice. But is eating placenta really beneficial? The practice of eating placenta, or "placentophagy," is common in the animal kingdom. It is believed that most non-human mammals with a placenta consume their "afterbirth" — as the placenta is otherwise known — as a way of eradicating the scent of their newborn and protecting them against predators. Other literature suggests that animals eat their placenta as a way of regaining nutrients that might have been lost during delivery, and to encourage mother-child bonding. It is the latter hypotheses that have made placentophagy attractive to human mothers, and with celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and January Jones advocating the practice, it is more … [Read more...] about Placenta: A ‘superfood’ or a dietary fad?
Peer review is a quality control measure for medical research. In peer review, professionals review each other's work to make sure it is accurate, relevant, and significant. Scientific research aims to improve medical knowledge and find better ways to treat disease. Publishing findings in medical journals enables other scientists to share developments, to test the results, and to take the investigation further. Peer review is a central part of the publication process for medical journals. It is considered the best available way to ensure that research submitted by scientists is trustworthy and that the medical treatments they advocate are safe and effective for patients. Peer review helps prevent flawed medical research papers from being published. Flawed research includes: Made-up findings and hoax results that are not supported by proper scientific research Dangerous conclusions, recommendations, and findings that could harm patients Plagiarized work, when an author takes ideas or … [Read more...] about Peer review: What is it and why do we do it?
A systematic review is a form of analysis that medical researchers carry out to synthesize all the available evidence on a particular question, such as how effective a drug is. A meta-analysis is a type of systematic review. Instead of drawing a conclusion from a single study, a meta-analysis looks at numerous studies for the answer. It pools numerical analyses from studies of similar design. A meta-analysis can also form part of a further systematic review. A panel of experts usually leads the researchers who carry out a systematic review. There are set protocols for the detailed search and analysis of the medical literature. A systematic review is considered a high form of evidence. The conclusions contribute to the formation of a medical consensus on the best form of treatment. The findings also inform policies set by state healthcare systems, such as whether they should fund a new drug. Clinical guidelines lay out the treatment choices to be followed by health care … [Read more...] about What is a Systematic Review or Meta-analysis in Medical Research?
More than 4.2 million Canadians aged 15 years and older are estimated to suffer from some form of arthritis, and by 2031 this number is expected to grow to an estimated 20 percent of the Canadian population. Natural eggshell membrane is a new natural treatment for joint pain that is showing real promise. A recent study has found it particularly beneficial for physically active adults who suffer chronic joint pain. The proprietary study, by Dr. John Berardi, followed 60 adults through a workout program designed to challenge their irritated joint. Participants in the eggshell membrane group reported significantly less joint pain post-exercise following eggshell membrane supplementation when compared to those in the placebo group. Recent research results Two previous peer-reviewed studies by independent sources have also shown eggshell membrane to be effective. One human clinical study used two phases with a total of 39 patients who suffered from various joint and connective … [Read more...] about Natural Eggshell Membrane
Stiff joints can be disconcerting, but if they ease when you move, you could easily overlook this sign that the inflammatory fire of rheumatoid arthritis has ignited. To prevent a bonfire of joint pain and swelling, you need to take the right action, quickly. Your bones are connected at the ends by a capsule of connective tissue that contains a nourishing and lubricating fluid. Within the capsule itself, cartilage lines the end of each bone. This structure provides cushioning and protection for your bone ends as you move and keeps them aligned. The inflammatory spark ignites here. In rheumatoid arthritis, immune cells mistakenly believe that the cartilage is the enemy, so they release enzymes that literally dissolve those cells. This creates irritation, swelling, and pain. Where there’s smoke … In its early stages, the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis are easy to dismiss as movement eases them. Because your circulation slows as you lay still overnight, the waste … [Read more...] about Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis
Bipolar Disorder is a serious illness, though it varies in degree from person to person. It is characterized by wide mood swings, from exaltation to deep depression. It used to be known as manic depression. The medications typically used to treat Bipolar Disorder aim to control the mood swings, limiting them from becoming too extreme. Unfortunately, the medications used come with many side-effects, which leave many sufferers searching for a better, more natural way to control this debilitating illness. Below are some comments made by those who have found much relief from the herb kratom: Amy D.: I have been taking kratom since last October. I have severe mood swings with severe depression. I started out taking about 2 grams four or five times a day for four days and three day break. That was while I was still taking my Lamictal and Prozac. Then I read how people got off their meds using kratom, so I wanted to do that because I hated how I felt being on those meds. (Editor: … [Read more...] about Bipolar Disorder and Kratom
(NaturalNews) Quackity quack, the quacks are back, and this time they’re targeting fish oil supplements, claiming that taking fish oils raises your risk of prostate cancer. Hogwash. This is just another case of pure fearmongering quackery by the anti-vitamin crowd. Remember: All these people attacking vitamins are the very same people who are on the take from Big Pharma. Remember, too, that companies like GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have already been convicted of multiple felony crimes by the U.S. Department of Justice. And today in China, GSK was caught yet again engaging in widespread bribery and criminal fraud. See the Natural News story: GlaxoSmithKline admits to criminal pharma fraud in 3 billion dollar case Do you honestly think these companies wouldn’t fake a bunch of studies (and pay off a bunch of researchers) in order to try to discredit vitamins, superfoods and fish oils? So here’s how they do the quackity quack dance: Seven ways … [Read more...] about Quackity quack: Eight evil genius ways to fake a vitamin study (and scare consumers into being afraid of fish oils)
Influenza (flu) season is here. The media and CDC have been heavily pushing the influenza vaccine for over a month already. However, research has shown that this year’s flu shot is extremely toxic, ineffective and unsafe! Did you know that the 2013-2014 influenza vaccines contain dangerous levels of mercury? The vaccine contains 25,000 times more mercury than the safety limit for drinking water! Did you know that infant and pediatric flu deaths were on the decline until 2003 when the pediatric influenza vaccine was introduced? After that, the pediatric death rate skyrocketed! Before you choose to vaccinate yourself and your children, get the facts about the influenza vaccine. I have recently written several articles on the problems and dangers of the flu shot. Read here about why the flu shot is more dangerous than the flu. You can also read here about how the media-reported flu deaths have been hyped up in order to scare people into … [Read more...] about Influenza Vaccine Facts They Don’t Want You to Know!