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MSM loves promoting dangerous drugs while telling consumers to stop taking supplements

Mainstream Media is currently running a series of hit pieces of Nutritional supplements — Every so often this occurs with some idiotic study claiming something once thought to be good is now called bad, and it always seems to benefit BigPharma —  Some of the biggest sponsors  for these television networks is the Pharmaceutical companies in competition with the supplement industry —  Not only, because would be customers of BigPharma may take a more holistic approach to medicine, thus avoiding BigPharma’s drugs — But also taking nutritional supplements can aid in preventing future ailments, although no sane person claims supplements are a magic pill — But they can help better overall wellness, cognitive functions, general well being.

It has been 16 years since the Food and Drug Administration permitted drug companies to broadcast ads for their products. And according to The New York Times, big pharma now spends close to $5 billion annually on TV ads for prescription drugs, with $3 billion more going toward over-the-counter drugs.

Source: http://money.msn.com/now/post–tv-drug-ads-take-the-claims-with-a-dose-of-skepticism

Scare Tactics

The public is being thrown propaganda that supplement companies need to be regulated like Big Pharma.  The explanation given is that more regulations for supplements would be ‘safer’ for the consumer — That is merely a load of crap, as this is the cartel capitalists ( pharmaceutical companies )finding their angle to put many of those supplement companies out of business as well as make business more difficult for any that are able to survive.  More regulations = Increase of cost of doing business = The consumer has to pay more for the supplements, which will lead to many of these supplement companies bankrupting.

In the U.S. we now have the perfection of cloaked crony capitalism: corporate cartels use their vast concentrations of capital and revenue to buy the political leverage needed to write regulations specifically designed to eliminate competition.

Cartels

artist: alexander982

Recall that the most profitable business model is a monopoly or cartel protected from competition by the coercive Central State. Imposing complex regulations on small business competitors effectively cripples an entire class competitors, but does so in “stealth mode”–after all, more regulations are a “good thing” (especially to credulous Liberals) which “protect the public” (and every politico loves claiming his/her new raft of regulations will “protect the public.”)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-perfection-of-crony-capitalism-use-regulation-to-destroy-competitors-2012-2

It’s all a game

BigPharma wants to hurt the supplement industry, they then use highly suspicious ‘science.'( bought and paid for ) the scientists release their corrupted findings, the media is then urged by BigPharma to then promote nutritional supplements as dangerous, the media willingly obliges as stated above they spend over 5 billion a year on advertising on those television networks.

The media loves to use the old cliche phrase ” Supplements are not FDA approved.” Well in the last post I made I had a link to an article from the Washington Post showing BigPharma buys seats on panels advising the FDA.  The FDA has allowed a plethora of dangerous drugs onto the markets, which means while the FDA regulates pharmaceutical drugs a pattern has appeared where dangerous drugs continue to make it on the market. What is the point of the FDA than?

The point of the FDA

Assist the cartels.  It’s that easy — Mainly by making business more difficult on existing or new businesses through regulations thus eliminating competition. The FDA of course can not promote its self as this, so it does what government always does — Tells you it is for your safety. It’s not.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) started out as a bulwark against snake-oil peddling. It has since swung back and forth between hostility and subservience to the drug industry. The FDA seems indifferent to the many deaths its own intransigence has caused and imperious when forced to defend its actions in court, resulting in a system that withholds life-saving drugs from the market, approves dangerous drugs, and denies everyone freedom of choice. The time has come to seriously consider abolishing the FDA.

Source:http://www.fee.org/the_freeman/detail/abolishing-the-fda#ixzz2oK2ivDSB

Keep on taking your vitamins if you want, don’t let MSM decide for you, but as always make sure you research what you are taking as well as the company you are purchasing from — Many companies use the words “proprietary blend” as way of under dosing ingredients, some companies employee bad business practices, but that is present in ALL industry, not just the supplement industry.  MSM overhypes the public into believing there is something more to fear, when a situation arises of, say for instance, a weight loss drug causing living damage — That is not grounds to stop taking all supplements, and that doesn’t mean all supplements are bad — It means BigPharma is putting out their propaganda to hurt other industries in competition with them, and as always MSM complies with their request.

 

Top 8 supplements you should be taking

  1. 1 Vitamin D
  2. 2. Omega 3’s
  3. Probiotics
  4. Zinc
  5. Selenium
  6. Superfood greens
  7. Magnesium
  8. CoQ10

Source: http://www.naturalnews.com/039663_nutritional_supplements_health_daily_intake.html

That is 8 supplements you can take, all of which have shown to assist with a slightly better quality of life(for instance many taking ZMA notice better sleep)  It will not turn you into a superhuman, but supplements can aid in small things ( like ZMA helping people sleep better, plus it’s inexpensive ) — There is no magic pill, and anyone who says otherwise probably works for a pharmaceutical company peddling dangerous drugs for profit.

Also you do not need to limit yourself to just taking some of the supplements on that list, there is a variety in the marketplace that are very good for varying reasons — That is just one list, you will see other lists that differ from the list Mike Adams at Natural News gave — As always do your own research and know the companies you are buying from — Taking supplements is common sense really, contrary to how scary the mainstream media pressitutes try to make it out to be.

Source: Fusion

Uruguay is poised to legalize recreational marijuana on Tuesday, an experiment that will force the United States to reevaluate its own international drug policies.

The Uruguayan government will oversee the cultivation and distribution of pot, and residents will be able to purchase up to 1.4 ounces of marijuana each month.

Along with Uruguay, other nations are considering marijuana law reforms.

Last month, Jamaica’s Parliament endorsed decriminalizing pot, and lawmakers in Morocco are drafting a plan to legalize marijuana cultivation.

Are these signs that the United States is de-escalating the global war on drugs?

When it comes to marijuana, yes.

Don’t expect overt policy change from federal agencies yet. But the new pot laws in Colorado and Washington have put American officials in a predicament: the country that’s been driving the global drug war now has states and cities undermining its own policies.

(CNSNews.com) – After 12 years of occupation by U.S. military forces, Afghanistan set a record for growing opium poppies in 2013, according to newly released data from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

“Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan reached a sobering record high in 2013,” said the UNODC. “According to the 2013 Afghanistan Opium Survey, cultivation amounted to some 209,000 hectares, outstripping the earlier record in 2007 of 193,000 hectares, and representing a 36 per cent increase over 2012.”

In the years following 2001, the U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan generally increased, especially after President Barack Obama took office in 2009 and launched a military surge there.

As of Sept. 2002, a year after the terrorist attacks, there were 10,400 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, according to the Congressional Research Service. In January 2009, the month Barack Obama was first inaugurated, there were 32,800 U.S. troops there. By December 2009, there were 69,000. And, by September 2010, there were 98,000.

Source: CNS