posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 12:50 PM
The fact of the matter is that information on vitamin treatment of health and disease is so suppressed in the US that most of the comments on here are
based upon nothing but opinion. There are several extensive schools for naturopathic medicine in our country, and any of the communities attending
any of these schools can tell you that there are tons of research on the effectiveness of vitamins, herbs, and other natural methods successfully
treating many diseases that are considered "uncurable" to western medicine. The last time i got strep, for instance, i simply took certain
combinations of nutrients and it was gone in three days. I am a hospital worker, and all my coworker nurses said "you NEED to take an
antibiotic"....i didnt. I got better. There are natural cures and treatments for all diseases, many are often times MUCH more effective than the
pharmaceutical cures, and very few have any negative side effects...in fact the side effect of most is to improve your health in general.
I have known people personally who were given death sentences by western docs for metastatic melanoma and other cancers, who were then cured
through life style changes and supplementation....and not "cured" in the western sense, which is survival for 5 years, but completely cured, no
cancer left. They were also left in MUCH better health than their chemo treated peers, as the treatments they recieved REPAIRED their body rather
than damaging it.
As has been stated before, most of the bulk vitamins you get in places like GNC or the grocery are garbage, and centrum is one of the worst. The
really effective multi's are the ones you must take several times a day, as you absorb almost nothing from the one a days, plus most of it is
synthetic crap. Nutricuticals are vitamins made from whole foods, and are the most effective, and there are many brands.
As other posters have listed before, the "recommended daily dose" listed on all vitamins and herbs is NOT therapeutic. When directed by a
naturopath or other licensed professional, the dose is always somewhat massive, say 7-8 grams of C a day, THIS is the therapeutic level for fighting
illness. So, of course people in the study got no benefit, as most were likely taking the rediculously small, non therapeutic dose of garbage
The idea is not just that we are all low on vitamins, and that getting us up to our levels will keep us well....its also that vitamins in high
doses act as cures for some diseases, just as Vitamin C in high doses will cure scurvy. They can also do many other amazing things.
We tried (my girlfriend the ND and I) an experiment from what she learned in one of her classes. When on vacation in florida we supplemented 1
week prior and the whole time there with daily massive doses of fish oils, E, C, and carotinoids, and COMPLETELY forewent any sunscreen. Amazingly,
these nutrients gave our bodies the ability to resist damage from sun exposure and neither of us got sunburns at all. I was doubtfull at first, but
it was incredible! These are just a few of the examples of the miracles of this field of medicine, which is constantly attacked by the ama and
rediculous fox news stories, in order to protect the profits of western medicine and the pharmaceutical industry.
Remember also, what a prior post said is true. The ama, started by rockefeller and several snake oil salesmen, was initially created specifically
to take control away from the natural modalities. Furthermore, western doctors are called "allopaths" as in allopathic medicine, and what this term
means is treating a disease with another disease, which is often what they do. Western doctors manage symptoms, they do not cure. If you are
diabetic, and you go to a western doc, they will put you on drugs and you will begin the deterioration that will continue the rest of your life, in
our society that has the highest amputations and mortality due to diabetes. A naturopath, on the other hand, will make you change your lifestyle and
diet, and offers good chance of a complete cure if caught early....and they diagnose pre diabetes MUCH earlier than western docs. This is not limited
to diabetes either, they are very successful in managing and curing auto immune disorders, and often for much cheaper than western pharmeceuticals.
Problem is, most insurance(which we are all about to be FORCED to buy) does not cover any alternative therapy.
So those of you who refuse to see the war that big pharma and the AMA have on natural medicine.....riddle me this. Why is there not a SINGLE
herb or vitamin that western doctors prescribe as medicine? Do you really mean to tell me that you think there is not a single vitamin or herb that
can cure any sickness? Is that what the Doctors think? Why must all the meds we get from doctors be synthesized? And most often from petroleum
Why synthesize a version of an effective plant treatment (like say statins) that is easy and cheap to grow, and use that synthesized version that
often has more side effects than the plant....but then say that the plant itsself is inneffective? Hmmm.
[edit on 8-1-2010 by pexx421]