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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Let's All Do Exactly What Consumer Reports Tells Us To
Commentary by Andrew W. Saul, Editor
(OMNS Aug 10, 2012) Chicken Little was in the library one day when a copy of Consumer Reports for September 2012 fell on her head. She read their "10 Hidden Dangers of Vitamins" and it scared her so much she trembled all over. Why? Because Chicken Little had read other negative articles on nutrition supplements. . . and now this! She became so afraid that half her feathers fell right out.
The moral of the story? Vitamin therapy pioneer Abram Hoffer, M.D., once told me that the worst fate vitamin bashers could experience would be to never, ever have use of the nutrition supplements they so often criticize. As for the rest of us, the sky is not falling. There is not even one death from vitamins over the last 28 years.  We are a nation of sick, undernourished, and overmedicated people. Half the population is on prescription drugs.  Pharmaceuticals, taken as directed, kill over 100,000 per year just in the US.  Antibiotics cause 700,000 emergency room visits per year, just in the US.  Modern drug-and-cut medicine is at least the third leading cause of death in the USA. Some estimates place medicine as the number one cause of death.  Over 1.5 million Americans are injured every year by drug errors in hospitals, doctors' offices, and nursing homes.  If in a hospital, a patient can expect at least one medication error every single day. 
Vitamins are not the problem; they are the solution. Taking supplemental B-vitamins, vitamin E and vitamin D each individually reduces lung cancer by 50%. [4-7] Vitamin C stops cancer more effectively than chemotherapy. [8-10] HIV-positive persons taking vitamins are 50% less likely to develop AIDS.  And if they do, AIDS patients taking supplements have a 27% lower death rate. 
Consumer Reports should stick to testing laundry appliances. That's what they are good at.
1. No Deaths from Vitamins: America's Largest Database Confirms Supplement Safety. http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v07n16.shtml
2. Way Too Many Prescriptions http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v04n07.shtml
3. How to Make People Believe Any Anti-Vitamin Scare http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v07n12.shtml
4. Vitamins Decrease Lung Cancer Risk by 50% http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v07n13.shtml
5. Vitamin E Prevents Lung Cancer http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v04n18.shtml
6. Vitamin B6 Reduces Colon Cancer http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v04n16.shtml
7. Vitamin D Stops Cancer; Cuts Risk In Half http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v04n11.shtml
8. Vitamin C Slows Cancer Down and, Doctors Say, Can Reverse It as Well http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v04n19.shtml
9. Intravenous Vitamin C as Cancer Therapy: Free Access to Twenty-One Expert Video Lectures Onlinehttp://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v07n03.shtml
10. High-Dose Vitamin C Therapy Proven Effective http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v06n01.shtml
11. Nutritional Supplements Fight AIDS http://www.doctoryourself.com/vitamins_aids.html
For further reading:
Doctors Say Vitamins are Safe and Effective. http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v08n09.shtml
Resources on Nutritional Therapeutics: Orthomolecular, Online . . . and Free of Charge http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v06n27.shtml
How Doctors Use (Or Should Use) Vitamin Therapy http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v06n25.shtml
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