Originally published May 13 2008
Media Misinformation: Another "Study" Shows That Vitamins Are "Useless"
by Richard Stossel
(NaturalNews) Well it's that time again according to mainstream news. Time to come out with another study that supposedly shows that vitamins and anti-oxidant supplements are not only useless but can actually increase the risk of everything from premature death to getting type II diabetes in the case of Selenium.
The mainstream media (MSM) never tires of spouting out their propaganda with their half truths, twisted conclusions and outright lies when it comes to how bad supplements and vitamins really are but they're so quick to promote and run pharmaceutical ads and run three minute commercials for known killer drugs. At the same time, news doctors promote the latest surgical technique or miracle technological development that praise and worship the intellect of man, while bashing and ridiculing the unlimited and awesome power of God and nature as they laugh and tell lie after lie about natural cures, herbs and other proven methods of natural healing.
While there can be some truth to the above claims that taking man made synthetic supplements might be bad for you overall, this does nothing to dispel the facts that taking extra nutrients in general from natural sources is in fact very beneficial for health, immunity and longevity. What nearly all of these studies leave out is the fact that they were done using synthetic vitamins and often done on people of poor or ailing health. Such people already have weakened immune systems and their bodies are often already loaded with toxins, so adding more man made toxic chemicals into their bodies over a period of years may in fact cause other illnesses to manifest themselves in time.
This was the case with the studies that came out decades ago supposedly proving that coconut oil was bad for you and very destructive to health. They then go on with their purposely confusing scientific lingo to explain in great detail how and why this is so bad for you and why you should not use it at all. What they failed to mention of course was that all the studies done with coconut oil used "Hydrogenated Coconut Oil" not real unaltered coconut oil which has so many health benefits. That's like doing a study on water and saying that it's deadly, but leaving out the fact that they used water laced with cyanide or some other deadly poison.
Another ridiculous article came out in the news last week stating that there were no benefits to drinking water and that we should drink coke instead. Unbelievable the outright half truths and lies that the MSM will go to in order to push the health destroying products that spend so much of their advertising money with those stations and networks. Water is needed for all processes in the body and while there may not be specific evidence of any tremendous benefits to drinking the popular eight glasses of water a day, these "studies" again mislead and misdirect people into thinking that drinking a coke is the same thing as drinking pure water. Not even close.
Think about it, water is made up of two hydrogen molecules and one oxygen molecule. It's known that cancer, as well as nearly every other disease known to affect man, does not exist in an oxygen rich environment. When we drink water our bodies are getting extra oxygen from the water as well as the hydrogen which is the same source that powers the sun and stars. So in effect, water is a type of "nuclear fuel" for the body. The oxygen molecule helps to increase the overall oxygen in our blood. If cancer cells get enough oxygen, they will die since cancer cells are anaerobic (living in the absence of air or oxygen). This is why deep breathing and getting as much oxygen to the blood is the single best activity that can be done for health and the prevention of disease.
What they do in so many of these "studies" is to take all of the data that doesn't show the outcome that they want and then simply... delete it from their analysis! This is especially true when it comes to drug trials. That's right, that's what is done in so much of the "Junk Science" of today and especially all these studies that seem to show utterly ridiculous conclusions such as water not being any good for you or no better than soda, that vitamins will actually kill you and on and on. Funny how they never seem to come up with a study in the mainstream media that shows all the hundreds or thousands of drugs that doctors prescribe, chemicals and other preservatives in foods like hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, refined sugars and more are bad for you. But somehow all the studies that show taking supplements, eating organic foods, using herbs, methods like oxygen therapy (which is used in so many other countries but not here in the U.S.), and so many other natural cures, are all dangerous and deadly and must be regulated to protect you and your children's health. No thanks. If that's the kind of "thinking and logic" that they're using to come to such conclusions, I'll do my own research and make up my own mind, thank you very much. You should do the same as well.
"Disease is nothing else but an attempt on the part of the body to rid itself of morbific matter." - Thomas Sydenham, (1624-1689).
This means that the body has gotten so overloaded with toxins that it can no longer handle the load and is breaking down and attempting to get rid of the toxic overload that mainly comes through the modern deadly S.A.D (Standard American Diet). This is in fact where the majority of tumors and cancerous cells begin to form, in toxic tissues that are overloaded with pollutants and other waste matter that the body is unable to get rid of. By adding more synthetic chemicals in the form of man made unnatural vitamins we are simply making the problem that much worse.
What you want to do is to take natural "Whole Food Supplements" which are not synthetic man made vitamins but a true whole food supplement that is basically just real foods and herbs compressed into a tablet, powder or capsule to be taken internally. This way the natural healing power of foods themselves goes to work as it was meant to and does help to boost the body's immune and elimination systems. Of course, no supplement is truly going to work without first detoxifying the body. In many hospitals outside of the U.S., such as the Soviet Union for example, when someone is first admitted for any condition, the first thing that they do is to administer a colonic irrigation and enema. That's because they know that no herb, natural cure or even a drug, no matter how effective it may be, will work well at all on a body that is polluted with toxic matter. If the intestines are clogged and unable to absorb nutrients into the bloodstream, which is the case with the vast majority of people who follow the S.A.D, then the healing nutrients and energies contained within the medicine are unable to be absorbed into the bloodstream and therefore they cannot reach the intended cells to begin their healing work.
Any supplement no matter how natural and powerful it is, is just that -- a supplement. The problem comes in when people try to use supplements as a cure all so that they can continue to pump their bodies full of toxic, nutrient and enzyme-less foods, man made chemicals, cigarette smoke and excessive alcohol and then think that their basic multi vitamin or even just adding selenium, zinc, vitamin A or E will protect them from getting a serious illness or increase their lifespan. It doesn't work that way. There is no magic bullet to give you instant health and a long life, not even in the world of herbs and natural cures; it just doesn't work that way. If some product ever did seem to do that, it would have many long term consequences that you would never know about, because anytime you try and "force" a cure on the body before it's ready, the body will rebel in the form of systemic breakdown, further illness or premature death.
The Chinese tried to use man made potions using minerals, metals and other man made substances starting about 400BC and continuing till about 100BC. After countless permanent injuries, deformations, crippling and deaths, they declared conclusively that such man made potions and toxic formulas were useless and worthless for truly healing the body and increasing lifespan. They did see some benefits in controlled short term usage of certain mineral ingredients that were used only under very strict control and care and only as a last resort which is how the same drugs of today should be used.
The Chinese were searching for the "Elixir of life" or longevity and after this disastrous period in Chinese medical history, they then concluded that herbs and other natural substances were the only substances that contained Chi and life energy that benefited the body. A short time later it was further concluded that the true elixir of health and life resided within the body itself in what has since been known as the dan tien or "chi ocean" which is in the lower abdomen. The more pure we keep our body, blood, cells, lymphatic fluids and chi, the healthier we will be and the longer our lives. This is why detoxing the body regularly through weekly fasting which is best done Friday sunset to Saturday sunset, doing several multi day fasts throughout the year, juicing, eating organic foods, practicing deep breathing and meditation to further calm the mind and purify the chi are the only true methods that there are to increasing immunity and at times significantly increasing one's lifespan, life force, vitality, immunity and life overall.
If we keep relying on man and his man made supplements that are not made in accordance with nature and the tao (way of the universe), then we're going to be very disappointed and in most cases, we'll further destroy our health and bodies. Since man is part of nature and came from the ground, it only stands to reason that things from the ground in the form of pure natural foods and water, herbs, energies (both Earth and Sky) and air are going to be those things which truly give us what we're all seeking -- a strong body free of disease, full of vitality both physical and mental and a long happy, healthy life.
There are definite rules and laws of biophysics and the universe that must be followed to attain this kind of healthy long life. Sadly, most people today are too lazy and lacking in energy or drive to be willing to put the time and effort in to learn and then do all that is required to achieve such great health and longevity. People are searching for that magic bullet, the quick and easy path in the form of a magic pill that "I can take so that I can keep doing what is fun and not have to put in the effort to change", rather than learning a way that they can still have their fun but in a different way, and increase their life energies and lifespan all at the same time.
Too many today use their bodies as a vehicle for self pleasure as they destroy, pollute and waste their precious resources of their Yuan Ch (Original Chi) through fast living, wild sex with uncontrolled loss of seminal fluids in men (and in women this is equal to excessive loss during menstruation), stress, destructive foods and living a lifestyle that wastes the little precious and limited energies that humans possess. Being an adrenaline junky, the use of recreational and pharmaceutical drugs and over consumption of chemical laden foods are among the most prolific offenders that destroy our chi and other vital essences and waste the three treasures of Jing (essence), chi (vitality) and Shen (spirit).
Jing (essence) is often stored in the bodies' fluids such as blood and lymph and especially the sexual fluids, particularly in men. Chi is stored throughout the body and cells but resides mostly in the dan tien and the kidneys via the adrenal glands. Shen or Spirit resides in the brain itself as the spirit of consciousness and mind. All three of these are affected to a different degree by stress, diet, lack of sleep, uncontrolled emotions, pollutants in the air and more. Only by taking all three into account on a regular basis and further learning how to preserve and restore the purity and potency of all of them can you truly rid yourself of disease and achieve true health, vitality and longevity.
This will never occur through the use of synthetic substances no matter how much scientific evidence they tout or how many studies claim to show the benefit of said miracle cure or drug. If you are already healthy, then taking healthy, natural supplements such as a good whole foods "multivitamin", juicing vegetable and fruits on a regular basis, fasting, practicing deep breathing, meditation and other life extension practices which include regulated Taoist sexual techniques will only further ensure that your body is getting the nutrients that it needs in the most natural form and the way that God and nature truly intended. This is the proper way to use any supplements which are only there to make sure that we have all the nutrients that we need to be as healthy and strong as we can be. Supplements are never going to give us the ability to maintain health if we are not first living a proper lifestyle in accordance with the tao and the laws of nature and the universe.
About the authorRichard is a network engineer and longtime practitioner of Chinese martial arts, medicine and chi-gung for over twenty six years. Having learned many Chinese health and healing arts from old world gung-fu and healing masters and practitioners, he has helped many people to overcome their health issues and achieve their fitness goals. Through diligent study and experience he has taken this knowledge even further over the years including reading scores of books on Chinese medicine, health, chi theory, science, physics, nutrition, supplements, meditation, martial arts, and many other subjects. Utilizing the web, health and fitness videos, newsletters, articles, teachings and lectures, Rich is passionate about spreading the true knowledge of health, healing, fitness and spiritual truths. I'm proud to be writing articles for NaturalNews.com You can read many articles, hear audio interviews, and learn more about the highly praised Chinese Health and Fitness video by visiting Chinese Health and Fitness.com
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