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Newsflash: More Fish Oil Fodder

“Contrary to popular belief, fish oil is scientifically proven only to cause pharmacological overdoses to blood plasma DHA/EPA levels. IF these overdoses were anything good, one would certainly see the supposed positive enhanced “brain effects” and positive cardiovascular/anti-cancer effects were quickly. This October 2010 Wall Street Journal article shows fish oil failure once again…..pregnant women should not consume fish oil unless they wish a caesarean section. Again, would a proper nutritional supplement be excellent for both mom-to-be and baby-to-be? Of course, it should. Fish oil is out once again…..”

1)  http://topics.wsj.com/article/SB20001424052702303550904575562053166893846.html 

 By SHIRLEY S. WANG

 Fish-oil supplements don’t appear to help pregnant women prevent post-partum depression or boost the baby’s brain development as previously believed, according to a large trial published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The 2,400-woman, randomized study complicates the advice for pregnant women. It adds to a body of mixed research on some potential benefits of the popular omega-3 fatty acid known as DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid. DHA, which can move from the mother to the baby during pregnancy, accumulates in the brain and is thought to be involved in helping brain cells communicate.

In general, for healthy women with normal pregnancies, “[DHA] supplementation will actually not give you a huge benefit in terms of neurodevelopmental outcomes and reducing depressive symptoms,” said Maria Makrides, an author on the study and deputy director of the Women’s and Children’s Health Research Institute in North Adelaide, Australia.

The results are “disappointing,” said Emily Oken, a professor of population medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, who wrote an editorial to accompany the paper but wasn’t involved in the study. But “it doesn’t mean we should give up on fish or fish oil during pregnancy,” she said.

Several previous studies have shown that eating fish during pregnancy helped in the baby’s brain development and in reducing the risk of post-partum depression. That research, however, typically didn’t involve randomized, controlled studies. Instead, women were asked whether or not they chose to eat fish during pregnancy.

It could be the case that eating fish is better than taking fish-oil supplements or that women who opt to eat fish are generally healthier and engage in other health-promoting behaviors, Dr. Oken said. The few trials conducted that separated participants, into a group taking fish-oil supplements and another that didn’t, weren’t well done, because the women often knew if they were getting the supplement, and in some cases there wasn’t a comparison group at all, she said.

The latest study does suggest that some subgroups of women might benefit from fish-oil supplements. For instance, those with a history of clinical depression—and thus are at higher risk of post-partum depression—who took 800 milligrams [bp NOTE: still a tremendous amount and results would show ….IF it worked, that is] of fish oil daily lowered their risk of getting depressed after the birth by about 4% compared with those who didn’t take fish oil.

However, the difference wasn’t statistically significant [bp NOTE: that is WRONG —  IF it really worked only a small number are needed!] because of the small number of women in the study who had been previously depressed, said Dr. Makrides, who is also a professor of human nutrition at the University of Adelaide.

Women in the fish-oil group had lower rates of pre-term births, particularly births earlier than 34 weeks of gestation. But, there was a trade-off: More women who took the supplement needed their labor to be induced or had caesarean sections because the babies stayed in the womb longer,[bp NOTE: an awful effect!]  said Dr. Makrides.

Additional research is needed to study the benefits of targeting DHA supplements to women with a history of depression or who previously had a premature baby, according to Dr. Makrides. However, all pregnant women should strive for balance [bp NOTE: weasel words] and eat a variety of foods, including fish, she said.

Omega-3 fatty acids are the fourth most common supplement after multivitamins, calcium and vitamin C, according to the Council for Responsible Nutrition, an industry trade group.

Other health benefits have been attributed to omega-3s. Research suggests they lower triglyceride fat levels [bp NOTE: irrelevant!] and are likely helpful [bp NOTE: great wording…. more weasel words] in preventing heart disease, according to the National Institutes of Health. There is some evidence [bp NOTE: i have some evidence that gravity pulls you UP….., too.]  omega-3s also may help decrease blood pressure, improve thinking in kids with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, help with weight loss and reduce the risk of endometrial cancer. Fish oil doesn’t seem to help lower blood sugar for diabetics, however, and there isn’t enough research to conclude effectiveness for conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, irregular heart beat and cancer, according to the NIH. [bp NOTE: jesus….help all the poor misled people ……]

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Brain Functions Best on Lactose NOT Glucose During Exercise

NEWSFLASH November 2008: The “Experts” are wrong again… the brain loves lactose during exercise!

Once again, the “experts” have misled us. First, they told us that our brain wants to run exclusively on sugar (glucose) and that sugar is its preferred fuel. This is absolutely incorrect. Your brain wants to run on ketones produced from burning your own bodyfat, NOT sugar. (see my book “The 24-Hour Diet” copyright 2009 pp 122-131 for the scientific proof of this). When carbohydrates are minimized, the brain naturally obtains all the energy it needs from running on your own bodyfat. It is only when overdosiing on carbs that this mechanism is short-circuited.

So now the truth has emerged that even during exercise, your brain runs on lactate from your muscles, not sugar (glucose).

From Medical News Today*:

Human Brain Feeds on Lactate Not Glucose During Exercise.

“Researchers in Denmark and The Netherlands have discovered that during exercise, the human brain shifts into a higher gear and uses an “alternative energy” source: it does not feed on glucose but on lactate.

“… above a certain level of exercise, as it becomes more strenuous, the muscles shift to another way of making energy, using anerobic respiration, which involves lactate production and does not use oxygen.

“The researchers showed not only that the brain runs on lactate during exercise, but it actually shifts into a higher gear in terms of activity. The said that the findings will open up new areas of brain research that will seek to understand what lactate does to the brain.

“The finding challenges a long held view that the brain is strictly a glucose fuel burner and that only the muscles switch to the lactate alternative. It also adds weight to the idea that lactate is not just a toxic byproduct of exercise, but a rich supplemental source of energy and that the body has sophisticated mechanisms for optimizing where it gets energy from.”

This research shows us that, contrary to popular belief, the brain functions best NOT on glucose, but on lactate during exercise [and on ketones from burning your own fat the rest of the time as the medical textbooks make clear]! The fact that ketones are the preferred brain fuel was known decades ago and published in the world’s leading medical textbooks. The “long-held view” that the brain wants glucose during exercise could have been checked and disproved quickly and easily by any nutritionist, sports doctor or health writer instead of their merely assuming the incorrect view. Be very careful of trusting the so-called “experts”.

* For reference to this article, please review “The 24-Hour Diet”, page 255. You can get a copy of “The 24-Hour Diet” by Professor Peskin by visiting http://www.brianpeskin.com, today.

Aspartame: Ajinomoto Pulls the Switch

Well, Ajinomoto, the Japanese giant pharmaceutical/food manufacturer is at it again.

Since their major product aspartame, which has shown up in so many “low calorie” food products over the decades is widely known now to be the extremely toxic poison that it is (originally touted by the U.S. military as a biological warfare), Ajinomoto has decided to pull a name change and hoodwink us all.

The company has decided to rebrand this poison as “Aminosweet” in an attempt to ride upon the recently hyped “semi-truth” wave that amino acids are the building blocks to our human proteins (end truth) and therefore all amino acids are “good for you” (begin lies).

DO NOT CONSUME FOODS THAT CONTAIN THIS SYNTHETIC SWEETNER!!!

I would never EVER consume this product; It. Is. Horrific!

If you would like to be completely frightened by this product, please follow this link and read as much as you can about the damage this product can do to your body, as well as the claims to the FDA regarding its toxicity and adverse effects that people have had.

The most frightening thing, I think, is that most doctors have no idea how toxic this chemical really is, and they can often mis-diagnose the side-effects as other diseases (see the article in the link).

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/03/02/old-monsanto-food-toxin-disguised-under-new-name.aspx

This product should never have been given the go-ahead by the FDA, however due to some very powerful lobbying in the industry, it wormed its way into our daily food chain.

If you would like to have sweet without the sugar, and without the poison, look to Stevia or other natural sweetners that are not going to make you ill.

This is very very scary.

Categories: Newsflash

Big Pharma researcher admits to faking dozens of research studies for Pfizer, Merck

Be prepared to get shocked, outraged, and disgusted all in one fell swoop….

If you wonder why we are so skeptical with respect to data published by pharmaceutical companies, this little article should help you to understand….

It is disgusting that this still goes on today.

Please be very cautious regarding the drugs your doctor prescribes as they often base their decisions to use/not use upon the information provided them by the pharmaceutical drug representatives (i.e. salesmen). Always do your due diligence.

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Subject: Big Pharma researcher admits to faking dozens of research studies for Pfizer, Merck
Mike Adams
Natural News
Thursday, February 18th, 2010

It’s being called the largest research fraud in medical history. Dr. Scott Reuben, a former member of Pfizer’s speakers’ bureau, has agreed to plead guilty to faking dozens of research studies that were published in medical journals.

Now being reported across the mainstream media is the fact that Dr. Reuben accepted a $75,000 grant from Pfizer to study Celebrex in 2005. His research, which was published in a medical journal, has since been quoted by hundreds of other doctors and researchers as “proof” that Celebrex helped reduce pain during post-surgical recovery. There’s only one problem with all this: No patients were ever enrolled in the study!

Dr. Scott Reuben, it turns out, faked the entire study and got it published anyway.

It wasn’t the first study faked by Dr. Reuben: He also faked study data on Bextra and Vioxx drugs, reports the Wall Street Journal.

As a result of Dr. Reuben’s faked studies, the peer-reviewed medical journal Anesthesia & Analgesia was forced to retract 10 “scientific” papers authored by Reuben. The Day of London reports that 21 articles written by Dr. Reuben that appear in medical journals have apparently been fabricated, too, and must be retracted.

After being caught fabricating research for Big Pharma, Dr. Reuben has reportedly signed a plea agreement that will require him to return $420,000 that he received from drug companies. He also faces up to a 10-year prison sentence and a $250,000 fine.

He was also fired from his job at the Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass. after an internal audit there found that Dr. Reuben had been faking research data for 13 years. (http://www.theday.com/article/20100…)

Business as usual in Big Pharma

What’s notable about this story is not the fact that a medical researcher faked clinical trials for the pharmaceutical industry. It’s not the fact that so-called “scientific” medical journals published his fabricated studies. It’s not even the fact that the drug companies paid this quack close to half a million dollars while he kept on pumping out fabricated research.

The real story here is that this is business as usual in the pharmaceutical industry.

Dr. Reuben’s actions really aren’t that extraordinary. Drug companies bribe researchers and doctors as a routine matter. Medical journals routinely publish false, fraudulent studies. FDA panel members regularly rely on falsified research in making their drug approval decisions, and the mainstream media regularly quotes falsified research in reporting the news.

Fraudulent research, in other words, is widespread in modern medicine. The pharmaceutical industry couldn’t operate without it, actually. It is falsified research that gives the industry its best marketing claims and strongest FDA approvals. Quacks like Dr Scott Reuben are an important part of the pharmaceutical profit machine because without falsified research, bribery and corruption, the industry would have very little research at all.

Pay special attention to the fact that the Anesthesia & Analgesia medical journal gladly published Dr. Reuben’s faked studies even though this journal claims to be a “scientific” medical journal based on peer review. Funny, isn’t it, how such a scientific medical journal gladly publishes fraudulent research with data that was simply invented by the study author. Perhaps these medical journals should be moved out of the non-fiction section of university libraries and placed under science fiction.

Remember, too, that all the proponents of pharmaceuticals, vaccines and mammograms ignorantly claim that their conventional medicine is all based on “good science.” It’s all scientific and trustworthy, they claim, while accusing alternative medicine of being “woo woo” wishful thinking and non-scientific hype. Perhaps they should have a quick look in the mirror and realize it is their own system of quack medicine that’s based largely on fraudulent research, bribery and corruption.

You just have to laugh, actually, when you hear pushers of vaccines and pharmaceuticals claim their medicine is “scientific” while natural medicine is “unproven.” Sure it’s scientific — about as scientific as the storyline in a Scooby Doo cartoon, or as credible as the medical license of a six-year-old kid who just received a “let’s play doctor” gift set for Christmas. Many pharmaceutical researchers would have better careers as writers of fiction novels rather than scientific papers.

For all those people who ignorantly claim that modern pharmaceutical science is based on “scientific evidence,” just give them these three words: Doctor Scott Reuben.

Link to Story:

http://www.prisonplanet.com/big-pharma-researcher-admits-to-faking-dozens-of-research-studies-for-pfizer-merck.html

Note: This is one of the reasons why all of Professor Peskin’s works are independently funded completely by himself; nobody can say he is in “so and so”s pocket.

Learn more at www.brianpeskin.com.

WARNING: Fish Oil Increases Platelet Aggregation!

February 24, 2010 Leave a comment

So many people are still confused by the belief that fish oil is good for you. It isn’t!

And just to remind you once again, I thought I would share with you this quote from researchers published in The New England Journal of Medicine (all the way back in 1986):

“…In patients with atherosclerosis, prostacyclin biosynthesis…fell [decreased] by a mean [average] of 42 percent during the fish-oil period.”

What does this mean in real-world English? Hang onto your hats, here comes a doozy…

Life-Systems Engineering Science analysis: For those of you who have read my books, you may recall prostacyclin (PGI2) is the body’s natural blood thinner and keeps platelets apart naturally. The last thing a heart disease patients needs or wants is a reduction in this critical substance. CVD (cardiovascular disease) patients require MORE, NOT less PGI2 as decrease will significantly increase their risk of heart attack.

You can learn more about this by picking up a copy of “The 24-Hour Diet” or “The Hidden Story of Cancer” at www.brianpeskin.com.

Reference: Knapp, H, et al., “In vivo indexes of platelet and vascular function during fish-oil administration in patients with atherosclerosis,” The New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 314, April 10, 1986, No. 15, pages 937-942.

2010 Newsflash: Saturated Fat Does NOT Cause Heart Disease!

February 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Real-Life Results: Saturated Fat is Healthy, NOT Harmful!

Background: “A reduction in dietary saturated fat has generally been thought to improve cardiovascular health.

Conclusions: A meta-analysis of prospective epidemiologic studies showed that there is no significant evidence for concluding that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of CHD or CVD.”

Life-Systems Engineering Science Commentary: The truth, completely consistent with physiology and biochemistry, is once again published, if anyone cares to look.

Consuming saturated fat does not cause heart disease!

So enjoy that steak, and everything good that goes with it!!

Reference: Siri-Tarino, PW, et al., “Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease,” Am J Clin Nutr doi: 10.3945/ajcn.2009.27725

Newsflash 2007: Studies Dispel Myth of Cancer-causing Red Meat…

December 11, 2009 Leave a comment

Medical News Today reported on June 5, 2007 that “red” meat does NOT promote cancer:(1)

“Recent studies published in the journal Cancer Science have disproved the myth that consumption of red meat increases colorectal cancer.

“Researchers have run a large case-controlled study in Japan, examining associations of meat, fish and fat intake with risk of colorectal cancer…

“…[F]ound that intake of beef/pork, processed meat, total fat, saturated fat or n-6 PUFA [parent omega-6] showed no clear association with the overall or subsite specific risk of colorectal cancer.
“Our findings DO NOT SUPPORT the hypothesis [guess] that consumption of red meat increases colorectal cancer risk…” (Emphasis added.)

Life-Systems Engineering Science Commentary: I have reported for over 10 years that the science is very clear that “red” meat could not be cancer-causing. Furthermore, I have been advocating meat as a 1st class protein source. “Red” meat’s natural saturated fat is burned for energy and its EFAs are used in numerous biochemical reactions. Meat’s protein is required to maximize hemoglobin’s oxygen binding. Without exception “red” meat and its associated saturated fat content are not cancer-causing. Their misinformation is based on opinion – not science.

Japan would naturally have a bias for fish since it is less expensive and more plentiful than red meat. Additionally, the study showed that fish and fish product consumption was not statistically significant in decreasing cancer. You already discovered from me why fish consumption can’t prevent cancer. Eat all the steak you want (I recommend “natural” or “organic” with no hormones or steroids used) without guilt, knowing you are eating what your body needs to remain healthy.

1. Ref.: Kimura, Yasumi, et al., “Meat, fish and fat intake in relation to subsite-specific risk of colorectal cancer: The Kukuoka Colorectal Cancer Study, Cancer Sci. 2007 Apr ;98 (4):590-7.