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Swine Flu — A National Emergency With No Evidence

This past Saturday, President Obama declared the country to be in a state of National Emergency in response to the H1N1 swine flu “epidemic.” You can read the text of the proclamation here. Just three days earlier, CBS News released the results of a study it had conducted suggesting that swine flue statistics are hugely …

Maternal Intake of “Saturated Fat” Causes Liver Disease — You Know, the Unsaturated Kind of Saturated Fat

According to a recent article on ScienceDaily, scientists have discovered that mothers who eat too much saturated fat during pregnancy will give their future child severe fatty liver disease once he or she becomes an adult. The use of words in this article like “mother,” “child,” and “adulthood” suggests that the researchers performed some type …

The Women’s Health Initiative Confirms That Vitamin A Intakes Are Only Associated With Osteoporosis At Low Vitamin D Intakes

The Winter 2005/Spring 2006 issue of Wise Traditions carried my article on vitamin A and osteoporosis, in which I argued that vitamin A only contributes to osteoporosis when vitamin D intakes are very low. I suggested that vitamin A intakes would not be correlated with osteoporosis risk in people consuming adequate vitamin D. This prediction …

Tufts University Confirms That Vitamin A Protects Against Vitamin D Toxicity by Curbing Excess Production of Vitamin K-Dependent Proteins

Tufts University confirmed my hypothesis that vitamin A protects against vitamin D’s induction of renal calcification (kidney stones) by normalizing the production of vitamin K-dependent proteins in December, 2008, without citing my hypothesis or telling me they had confirmed it. I am, of course, very grateful that they thought it significant enough to investigate. I …

Do Blockages In Coronary Arteries Really Cause Heart Attacks?

Last weekend I was invited to speak at the Freedom Law School’s 2009 Health and Freedom Conference, which was an interesting mix of nutrition and politics, the latter portion largely devoted to opposition to the income tax, opposition to the Federal Reserve, and alternative theories about what happened on September 11, 2001. I don’t agree …