Attention College PreMed/Medical Students
Many of you are not being told the truth, the whole truth, the entire
truth, and nothing but the truth!
Be aware that scientific information vital to
the future health and well-being of your patients is being kept from
you for economic reasons masquerading has "hard" or "conservative"
At issue is the therapeutic value of essential nutrients, e.g. vitamins,
minerals and amino acids. The medical profession not only claims that
these substances have no therapeutic value other than to remedy a
specific deficiency, but all other claims are ridiculed. Vital information
about the science behind these claims is kept out
of your text books. One must assume this is not completely accidental.
After having completed a undergraduate course in
Therapeutic Nutrition recently,
I have come up with the following checklist
to help you spot and thwart subtle that
may be aimed your way!
Top Ten Ways to Spot Student Brainwashing
- Have you been provided with the
"HOW TO SPOT A QUACK" checklist in which people whom advocate more
than the RDA of a vitamin (i.e. megadoses) are defined a priori
- Are most references to therapeutic benefits of vitamins in
your class notes, lectures, and text books,
accompanied by adjectives such as "questionable", "unproven", or
"dubious"? (Contrast this treatment with material on drugs.)
- Have you read or been told that vitamin C "may" cause
kidney stones? (The truth is the opposite, and much has been
published on the clinical experience of individual physicians with
megadoses of vitamin C. Their experience indicates that large amounts
of Vitamin C is in fact preventive of kidney stones.
[Cathcart Bowel Tolerance, Medical Hypotheses 7: 1359-1376, 1981]
- Have you read or been told that vitamin C destroys vitamin B12?
This shoddy experiment, while published in JAMA, was discredited years ago. Even so, some text books still
repeat this fiction.
- Have you read or been told that "vitamin C causes infertility"? (Truth is the opposite)
- Have you read or been told that "vitamin C makes blood acidic
leading to a form of anemia"? (Simply bizarre)
- Have you read or been told that "vitamin A causes fetal defects"?
(The truth is the opposite, by the way.
Look closely at the few studies in human beings !)
- Does your Biochemistry text describe the collagen protein "chemical
pathway" but neglect to include the fact that ascorbate (vitamin C) is required
and used up during the formation of collagen? The protein
collagen provides strength to animal tissue,
a function analogous to that performed by cellulose in plants.
It is hard to
maintain the fiction that humans require no more than 60 milligrams of
ascorbate in the face of what is known about collagen. (Question:
Why do authoritative textbooks ignore all that is known about ascorbate,
specifically its role in collagen formation?)
- Have you been told by your professors (on more than 5 occasions in
the same class) that what you are learning is based on "science"?
- Does your Nutrition Text begin with a large listing (i.e., pages)
of names with
impressive initials to lend weight to the material in the book?
Final Word to Medical Students
If a ROSS LABORATORIES salesperson is allowed to give you the pitch on their Ensure product, ask
yourselves this question: If basic nutrients have no therapeutic value,
how is it that "a single can of Ensure added to the daily diet of hospital
patients reduces the average hospital stay by 40%?"
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