What To Know…
– Baby powder was determined to cause cancer this year.
When I was a year old in 1971, a paper was published saying that talc, (“talcum powder”), was present in 75% of ovarian cancer tumors…
Then, further research was published in 2000 showing that it was possible for talcum powder to cause cancer….
Finally, in 2017, a jury awarded a whopping $417 million dollar judgment against the makers of Johnson’s baby powder, linking it to ovarian cancer. Lawyers argued that Johnson & Johnson was aware of the link between talc and cancer, but didn’t inform the public about the risk. Close to 5000 similar lawsuits are still pending.
So…. 1971 is when the talc risks were raised, but a legal judgment wasn’t handed down until 46 years later.
I guarantee that the alternative medicine community was warning people about these risks throughout those four decades. I further guarantee that they were called “quacks” for doing so.
And how about mercury amalgam dentistry fillings? According to the FDA’s own website, mercury has been used to fill cavities for 150 years, has been used by hundreds of millions of patients, all of whom are exposed to “low levels of mercury vapor that can be inhaled and absorbed by the lungs”. They further say that mercury exposure is “exposure with adverse effects in the brain and the kidneys”.
YET…”FDA considers [mercury] amalgam fillings safe for adults and children ages 6 and above”!!
I’m utterly baffled by this.
When I was in the chemotherapy business, our superstar drug had a response rate of well less than 10%. Yet, it was hailed as a breakthrough in cancer treatment.
I can show you example after example of conventional medicine patting themselves on the back for their “breakthroughs” and their “safe and effective” medicines and consumer products that eventually were shown to be anything but safe or effective.
I’ve heard Doug Kaufmann say it a hundred times: “Folks…we’re kind of on our own out there”, and he couldn’t be more right.
I don’t like the idea of being forced to pay for conventional medicine’s pills, powders, vaccinations, radiation, and relative poisons if I don’t want them. Further, I object to being called a “quack” when the very things “alternative medicine” warns about for decades turns out to be well founded.
I’m especially disgusted by how slowly the wheels of justice turn. About 50 years in the case of talcum powder. About 50 in the case of women’s high dose hormone replacement therapy. 150 years of mercury fillings, and counting.
It begs the question: Which pharmaceutical products are you using today that will be proven to be toxic 50 years from now? Men’s “low T” hormone replacement therapy? Childhood vaccines? Statin drugs for cholesterol?
Are you willing to take that risk?
With about 100,000 people dying each year from pharmaceuticals that are properly prescribed and properly consumed, it seems that the risks are in favor of preventative strategies, like diet and exercise.
If 100,000 people died each year from the ketogenic diet, or low-carb, or green leafy vegetable smoothies, or oregano oil, or walking every evening, NOBODY would even consider doing those things. But when a person in a white lab coat suggests taking a pill, many of us consider it to be cautious, carefully thought-out advice.
Be careful out there.