This last year has seen a dramatic increase in the pro-drug, anti-nutrition propaganda that is regularly published by the mainstream media.
Articles attempting to discredit the effectiveness of nutritional supplements and natural therapies are rife. These articles tend to be filled with cherry-picked research, red herrings, and non-scientific rhetoric.
On the 23rd of March 2020, the New York Times published an article titled “Supplements for Coronavirus Probably won’t Help, and May Harm”. The piece was written by a journalist unqualified in the field of nutrition. Furthermore, he cites ‘experts’ who are likely just as ignorant.
Dr. Alex Vasquez (DO, ND, DC, FACN), a leading expert in nutrition and functional medicine, wrote a detailed critique of the article, calling out the many errors in understanding, manipulative statements, and examples of misinformation.
Around the same time, the New York Post also published a hit piece on health experts who were promoting nutritional interventions for the treatment of “COVID-19“. They attacked Dr. Peter Osborne (a doctor of chiropractic and board-certified clinical nutritionist) who was suggesting people should take 5g of vitamin C per day and a vitamin D bolus dose to help support immune health – a reasonable and perfectly safe preventative measure.
The NY Post twisted his recommendations, trying to make it sound like such “high” doses may land you in the hospital, or worse, kill you (they actually used the word “lethal”). This, of course, is ridiculous, as vitamin D bolus dosing (or “stoss therapy”) has been used for years to treat vitamin D deficiency.
Dr. Osborne was advocating for adults with low 25-OHD levels to take 150,000IU of vitamin D over a three-day period. Contrast this against the 600,000IU dose often used to treat children and it becomes apparent that this is far from a toxic amount.
The original piece was so ludicrous that I emailed the journalist directly, pointing out several errors in the article (she had even misquoted Dr. Osborne to try and make his recommendations sound outlandish). Much to my surprise, she responded to me, but only agreed to make a few small changes.
For those who think the media are simply biased towards pharmaceutical drugs, this is a naive assumption. Behind the headline-making newspapers, magazines and television programs is a coordinated socio-political power vortex seeded in Big Pharma/Big Money corruption.
Drawing on the work of Dr. Alex Vasquez, I present here a brief summary of how the system works:
- Medical journals are inherently biased towards publishing pro-drug articles. These then serve as advertisements for the pharmaceutical industry which pays millions of dollars for journal reprints.
- Mainstream media outlets such as newspapers, magazines, TV shows and online publications then republish the pro-drug information, much to the delight of the pharmaceutical industry.
- Medical science and mainstream media then become a pro-drug echo chamber for biased, Big Pharma propaganda.
- Drug companies increase their sales, gaining profits and building influence to the point where they have more power than governments.
- Pharmaceutical companies infiltrate medical education, media, and health policy; they pay “researchers” to publish and teach information favourable to the pharmaceutical paradigm.
- Governments then write policies that favour drug companies rather than the citizens of that country.
Nutritional interventions, if administered in the right way, are inexpensive, effective and safe while pharmaceutical drugs are costly, suppressive and dangerous.
We don’t have to look far to find the evidence for this statement. In the US, close to 2 million people are hospitalized and 128,000 people die each year from correctly prescribed medications. In Europe, the number of deaths is estimated at around 200,000.
These statistics come from Harvard researchers and the European Commission respectively. Again, these numbers only refer to properly prescribed medications. If one were to include hospitalizations and deaths due to improperly prescribed drugs, medical procedures and errors, the number of deaths would be a lot higher.
In fact, researcher Gary Null, Ph.D. together with a team of MDs estimated the overall number of deaths caused by conventional medicine in the US to be over 780,000. If correct, this would make the American medical system the leading cause of death and injury in the US (greater than heart disease, cancer, etc).
On the other hand, vitamins and nutritional supplements are incredibly safe. In fact, according to the 37th annual report from the American Association of Poison Control Centers, vitamins, amino acids, homeopathic medicine, Asian medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, and herbs caused zero deaths.
One more time for those who weren’t paying attention – in 2019 there were zero deaths caused by any of the following supplements/treatments in the US:
Vitamins, amino acids, creatine, blue-green algae, glucosamine, chondroitin, homeopathic remedies, Asian medicine, Hispanic medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, and all herbs including echinacea, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, valerian, ginkgo biloba etc.
The above data can be found only at the very end of the report (table 22B, p 1508-1518), where journalists are unlikely to ever see it. Go figures.
It is staggering to think that mainstream publications spread fear by alluding to the “possible danger” of vitamins and nutritional supplements while endorsing toxic drugs and experimental injections, which have caused countless deaths. All this for a virus never proven to exist, let alone cause illness.
At the time of writing (March 8), data from VAERS shows over 1,200 deaths from COVID-19 vaccines; and due to the well-documented underutilization of the VAERS reporting platform, it’s safe to assume the real number of deaths is far higher.
Indeed, researchers from Israel have found that the mRNA experimental vaccine from Pfizer killed “about 40 times more (elderly) people than the disease itself would have killed”.
Frontline doctors in the US have also published a white paper detailing their concerns over the new, experimental injections. The results of their research indicate that the vaccines are no safer than the disease itself and that it is “unethical” to vaccinate anyone under the age of 50.
The danger of COVID vaccines is backed up by several social media posts reporting injuries or deaths following the shot. Some weeks ago people on Prezi put together a long post that included screenshots of Facebook posts and other personal reports following the COVID jab – the page has now suspiciously been removed.
As we continue to navigate the Dark Age of medical science, more and more people are awakening to the truth – that you cannot rely on governments, corporations, public bodies or even doctors to advise you on matters concerning health. It is up to each one of us to research, learn and discover.
As Dr. Vasquez so eloquently puts it:
“The more independent study that one pursues, the more one reads legitimate works of culture and art such as Rand’s Fountainhead, Nietzsche’s Zarathustra, and even Orwell’s Nineteen-eighty-four, then the more obvious becomes the systematic nature of our having been “dumbed down” and the more enthusiastically one can pursue its remediation. We are all undereducated, undertrained, and ignorant in areas where we would benefit from being knowledgeable, and we—individually and collectively—are the only ones who can improve our situation. The solution requires daily action.”
 Supplements for Coronavirus Probably Won’t Help, and May Harm. http://web.archive.org/web/20210308175924/https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/23/well/live/coronavirus-supplements-herbs-vitamins-colds-flu.html.
 Corrections to New York Times’ “Supplements for Coronavirus Probably Won’t Help, and May Harm” published March 23, 2020. https://www.academia.edu/42379461/Corrections_to_New_York_Times_Supplements_for_Coronavirus_Probably_Won_t_Help_and_May_Harm_published_March_23_2020.
 Online health gurus advise ‘near-lethal’ vitamin doses to combat coronavirus. http://web.archive.org/web/20210308183935/https://nypost.com/2020/02/27/phony-health-gurus-are-advising-deadly-vitamin-doses-to-fight-coronavirus/
 New Prescription Drugs: A Major Health Risk With Few Offsetting Advantages. https://ethics.harvard.edu/blog/new-prescription-drugs-major-health-risk-few-offsetting-advantages.
 Death by Medicine. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/237591129_Death_by_medicine.
 2019 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers’ National Poison Data System (NPDS): 37th Annual Report. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15563650.2020.1834219.
 (VAERS) Found 1,265 cases where Vaccine targets COVID-19 (COVID19) and Patient Died. https://tinyurl.com/y44vld4n.
 Electronic Support for Public Health–Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (ESP:VAERS). https://www.nvic.org/CMSTemplates/NVIC/Pdf/FDA/ahrq-vaers-report-2011.pdf.
 New Analysis: Pfizer Vaccine Killed ‘About 40 Times More Elderly Than the Disease Itself Would Have Killed’. https://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/new-analysis-pfizer-vaccine-killed-about-40-times-more-elderly-disease-itself-wou.
 America’s Frontline Doctors White Paper On Experimental Vaccines For COVID-19. https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/99d35b02-a5cb-41e6-ad80-a070f8a5ee17/SMDwhitepaper.pdf.