Letters to the Editor – May 2014Vitality Magazine May 1, 2014
Two Scientists Break Silence on “Major Flaws” in Recent Report on Safety of Cell Phones, Cell Towers and Wi-Fi
[Follow-up to “Invisible Threat: The Link Between Wireless Radiation and Serious Illness” by Frank Clegg; Feb.2014 issue]
Two peer reviewers involved in this month’s Royal Society report on wireless safety say the results cannot be trusted, because the Panel ignored evidence that wireless radiation is harmful.
“The Royal Society panel has failed in its obligation to the public,” said Dr. Miller. “It ignored recent evidence that wireless radiation is a probable carcinogen.”
Dr. Miller said he is most concerned about involuntary exposure, such as children exposed to Wi-Fi in schools. Dr. Blank said the Royal Society dismissed definitive studies that prove wireless radiation causes harm to human cells, including sperm cells when men carry phones in their pockets. “We don’t need further study to lower safety limits,” said Dr. Blank. “There is already enough evidence to recommend lower limits for wireless radiation in Canada.”
The Royal Society’s panel has been mired in controversy. Last summer, the original Chair resigned after a conflict of interest was exposed in the media. The Royal Society promised to publish the remaining scientists’ conflicts in its final report, but did not.
Frank Clegg – Canadians for Safe Technology
Horsetail Hair in Mattress Controversy
[Re: Letter to Editor from Jocelyne Isabey, “Vitality – What Were You Thinking? in the April issue]
We represent the Moosburger company of Austria. We do not condone the inhumane treatment of animals during, or at the end of their lives. Our statement “end of life sourcing” in our Vitality ad was made with the intention of transparency, not as a justification for our choice of products.
In our search for a mattress that is free of metal, latex, and toxic chemicals and which addresses the concerns of chemical sensitivities, dust mite and mold allergies, we discovered the Moosburger product line. Highly ethical, environmentally concerned and responsible, generations of Moosburgers have utilized horsetail hair in their family business for 100 years.
Horses have been domesticated for centuries. They have been used for their labour in agriculture and for transportation. Traditionally, at the end of their lives, every part of the carcass has been recycled – for musical instruments, textiles and ceramics, as well as upholstery, mattresses, insul-ation and food.
Today, in both North America and Europe, the horse is mostly considered as an animal for our pleasure and sport activities. Certainly, as with all other domestic animals including our cats and dogs, they deserve to be treated with the utmost of kindness and respect.
Lark Kerr & Josh Parker
Parker Sleep Systems
Biased Against Health
Thank you for Shawn Buckley’s article exploring the federal prejudice against natural health products. The evidence is overwhelming that Health Canada is not so much interested in protecting the health of Canadians, but rather the health of pharmaceutical company profits. (Perhaps it should be called ‘Drugs Canada’.) Is it time to look seriously at alternative politicians, such as those in the Green Party who get the importance of preventive and nontoxic medicine?
Dr. Rona on Tamiflu and Expensive Urine
As natural health care professionals, we’re often criticized by our conventional, drug-prescribing colleagues for recommending vitamins, minerals and herbs in high doses to treat colds, ‘flus and other infections. Comments range from “You’re just creating expensive urine,” to “These are all unproven,” to “Only a quack would recommend megavitamins.” Yet, time and time again we see examples of useless and potentially toxic drugs being prescribed by doctors and financially supported by federal and provincial governments.
Case in point is the now disproven influenza treatment drug Tamiflu. The National Post reported on a study published in April, 2014 in the British Medical Journal which showed that Tamiflu was no more effective than over the counter Tylenol for treatment of influenza (See https://bit.ly/ QvLZJZ)
Governments are wasting billions of dollars on this expensive placebo and doctors are being scammed into prescribing it to prevent a ‘flu pandemic when no evidence exists that it does anything but create expensive urine. There are far less expensive ways to boost immunity through the use of healthier diets, exercise, herbs and other natural health products. And, judging by the numerous favourable studies that are being published daily on vitamin D, vitamin C, zinc, colostrum, curcumin, oregano oil, probiotics and dozens of others, the evidence for the use of Natural Health Products is much stronger than it is for drugs like Tamiflu.
Conventional medicine demands that recommended therapies be evidence based. Yet the evidence for the use of Tamiflu is weak, at best. So is the evidence for numerous other drugs and accepted medical investigations and treatments. The Tamiflu story is an excellent example of why you should read the evidence before resorting to potentially toxic investigations and treatments. Trusting drug company and government propaganda could be a fatal mistake.
Canola Caused My Parkinsonism
My disease was diagnosed as Parkinsonism Disease in 1989 in New York City by a Neurologist. His copy of the Mosby Medical Encyclopedia showed that Parkinsonism was well documented as being caused by toxic chemicals, tranquilizers, carbon monoxide poisoning, or bug bites such as malaria, spiders, wasps, which can all cause this type of brain poisoning. He agreed with my view that drugs are not the answer, and suggested I continue to do my own research into diet detox systems for disease control.
I eventually discovered that canola was the cause of my symptoms. All rapeseed oil (alias Canola oil) was banned in the U.S. and most of Europe until 1994 but it is grown in Canada. It was banned because it caused the symptoms of Parkinsonism Disease in animals that ate it. But since Health Canada withheld that information from consumers, and it did not appear on food labels, it never occurred to me that to get well, all I had to do was boycott all Canadian food containing canola.
It took me until 2011 at the age of 70 to be able to control my disease, but I was not 100% healthy until May 2013. Point is – I got completely well at the age of 72! I have now completed my quest to get the entire story, my diet, and a safe system for disease control onto the web (see: https://okradietfordiseases.webs.com and www.okra-diet-detox.com/Diet)
My main objective at this stage in my life is to get the message out to people that many products on the market in Canada, including baked goods and fast foods, do not carry ingredient lists. Since people can get very sick from ingredients such as canola oil, red dye #7, etc., it should be mandatory that ALL food products carry complete and accurate ingredient labels, whether they’re sold in grocery stores or restaurants. (For example, canola oil often masquerades as ‘vegetable oil’.) This is based on my personal experience of recovering from Parkinsonism after removing canola products from my diet.