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Corporate Liability Defense Strategy Now Public Health Policy?

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posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 11:11 AM
The standard corporate defense against charges of health damage is the counter-claim that peoples' health problems result from:
1. Diet,
2. Lifestyle, and/or
3. Genetics,
not any chemical, medication, additive or agent that may be named in any charges.

Ie., see Erin Brokovich

Now, governments and health agencies are saying it too: cancer and other debilitating and disabling chronic diseases result from:
1. Diet,
2. Lifestyle, and/or
3. Genetics,
and everyone with any clout is totally disregarding the effects of micro- and macro-environmental contaminations.

The CDC reports that "7 out of 10 deaths among Americans each year are from chronic diseases. Heart disease, cancer and stroke account for more than 50% of all deaths each year." The report then goes on to say that people are responsible for making themselves sick.

CDC: Chronic Diseases are the Leading Causes of Death and Disability in the U.S.

7 out of 10 deaths among Americans each year are from chronic diseases. Heart disease, cancer and stroke account for more than 50% of all deaths each year. ...

Four Common Causes of Chronic Disease

Four modifiable health risk behaviors - lack of physical activity, poor nutrition, tobacco use, and excessive alcohol consumption - are responsible for much of the illness, suffering, and early death related to chronic diseases.

Is this true? Are most sick people just making themselves sick?

Is that the real story?

posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 11:53 AM
Of course not. I think the governement and the coporate word ins making us sick.

posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 12:01 PM
Just the latest puberty statistics due to bovine growth hormone and estrogen emulators alone tells the tale.
I/4 the male trout in Britain have egg sacks...ooops

Bill Gates comment about reducing the population by 15 % through the use of vaccines would be another good example of the model of contamination being true...
Then there is the effects of aspertame, mercury and flouride...
Is the US testing meat for mad cow yet?

Here is a good one:

The Age of Treason: 1958 Book Exposes Chemical Attack on Humanity
The book is appropriately subtitled; "Food and Liquids Used as a Medium in Deliberately and Carefully Planned Methods Developed by the Vicious Element of Humanity, for the Mental Deterioration and Moral Debasement of the Mass, as a Means Toward Their Enslavement."

[edit on 22-8-2010 by Danbones]

posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 12:25 PM
Thanks thepathoverseer and Danbones.

Something else to think about: Medical Insurance.

Terms and conditions of coverage already prohibit early diagnosis and "preventive measures," and stipulate "medical necessity" for interventions, while

...chronic disease is being re-defined as "age-related" - even though the evidence strongly suggests underlying infection is spread by the food and medical industries, then triggered by environmental factors - and thus, not eligible for medical insurance coverage.

Looks like ALL medical insurance is pointless - private and government sponsored.

posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 07:48 AM
Interesting. Canada has a chronic disease clock:

Chronic Disease related deaths so far this year 105,522

Chronic Disease related deaths so far today (as of 12:00 midnight) 144

Current estimated Canadian Population 32,078,819

From the text:

Noncommunicable diseases accounts for most of the causes of death and disease burden in Canada and globally. No one entity can reduce noncommunicable disease alone. Thus an integrated approach to noncommunicable disease is critical to augment and enhance disease specific strategies.

From a sidebar link:

Chronic Disease Risk Factors
According to the World Health Report 2002, the major risk factors include:
blood pressure
physical inactivity
unhealthy diet

In individuals...

In individuals, we can classify the risks factors as follows:
Background risk factors, such as age, sex, level of education and genetic composition;
Behavioural risk factors, such as smoking, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity; and
Intermediate risk factors, such as serum cholesterol levels, diabetes, hypertension and obesity/overweight

In communities...

In Communities, the main factors that can impact health include:
Social and economic conditions, such as poverty, employment, family composition;
Environment, such as climate, air pollution;
Culture, such as practices, norms and values; and
Urbanization, which influences housing, access to products and services.

...more later. Running late.

posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 01:07 PM

Originally posted by soficrow

Is this true? Are most sick people just making themselves sick?

Is that the real story?

Yes, people are making themselves sick. But it's not the real, whole story.

What are the major influences affecting the dietary choices of Americans?

-Professional Advice
-Public Health Recommendations
-Personal/Familial Taste

1 - Income: Low income families eat the cheapest, most filling foods. Those are typically starchy carbohydrates and highly processed packaged foods. Subsidies play a large role in food prices, and Corn happens to be the largest grain crop...receiving subsidies that allow for cheaper products (see Sugar vs. HFCS).

2 - Professional Advice: Is an individual at fault if he's simply following the advice of his Doctor/Dietitian/Nutritionist?

3 - Public Health Recommendations: I have a problem when I see Coca-Cola funding studies for the AHA...Just to get a nice little stamp of approval (AHA Heart) on a product.

4 - Advertisements: Do you have any idea how much money large corporations spend on ad campaigns? It's ridiculous.

5 - Taste: Self explanatory.

Take what you want from that. Yes, we are making ourselves sick, but by whose influence?

posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 01:08 PM
Wrote this for another thread, but it belongs here too...

Research is showing that most (if not all) chronic diseases -including cancer- arise from "misfolded proteins," or infectious prions.

"A huge variety of previously unrelated diseases, such as prion diseases, diabetes and cancer, share the pathological feature of aggregated misfolded protein deposits."

"A large and diverse number of diseases are now recognized as `conformational diseases'"

Lipids (fats), especially cholesterol, play a role in conformational diseases - by helping infectious prions 'infect' normal proteins. The mainstream research focuses on PrP, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Kuru and Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker syndrome, but the lipid-prion process clearly applies to most (if not all) conformational and protein misfolding diseases.

Cholesterol, lipid rafts, and disease

Lipid rafts are dynamic assemblies of proteins and lipids (fats) … we give some examples of how rafts contribute to our understanding of the pathogenesis of different diseases.
…Rafts are small platforms, composed of sphingolipids and cholesterol in the outer exoplasmic leaflet, connected to phospholipids and cholesterol in the inner cytoplasmic leaflet of the lipid bilayer. …How lipid rafts promote abnormal prion conversion is not clear.

Glypican-1 Mediates Both Prion Protein Lipid Raft Association and Disease Isoform Formation

The prion diseases are unique in that their infectious nature is not dependent on nucleic acid but is instead attributed to a misfolded protein, the prion protein. This misfolded prion protein is capable of inducing the misfolding of the normal form of the prion protein that is present on the surface of neurons and other cells in the body. However, the site in the cell at which this misfolding occurs and whether other proteins are involved remains controversial. We have addressed these questions by investigating how the normal form of the prion protein is targeted to specialised domains on the plasma membrane termed cholesterol-rich lipid (fat) rafts.

The prion protein and lipid rafts

Lipid rafts appear to be involved in the conformational conversion of PrPC to PrPSc, possibly by providing a favourable environment for this process to occur and enabling disease progression.

lipid-prion interactions

Looks like the special interests have a special interest in hiding the truth - and blaming the victims.

[edit on 26-8-2010 by soficrow]

posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 01:20 PM

Originally posted by DevolutionEvolvd

Originally posted by soficrow

Is this true? Are most sick people just making themselves sick?

Is that the real story?

Yes, we are making ourselves sick, but by whose influence?

No. See my post above.

It is true that we can take some power over the 'environmental situation,' ie., our inescapable exposure to infectious prions - and mitigate some of the effects through lifestyle and diet - and delay chronic disease progression and "early aging" - but the public health take-home message has been twisted from 'personal empowerment' to 'blaming the victims.'

There is a HUGE difference between "empowerment" and "blame." The way this-all is washing down is a travesty. imho

PS. Thanks for posting.

[edit on 26-8-2010 by soficrow]

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