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Dr Mercola Video Interview of Alain Cassels about Mammography Medical Screening

Does Medical Screening Turn Healthy People into Patients?

Natural health physician Dr. Joseph Mercola interviews Alan Cassels, a drug policy researcher at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, about medical screening.

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Is the FDA ignoring the Recommendations of its Staff and approving Unsafe Devices?

Could More Women Be Harmed than Helped with Mammography?


Story at-a-glance:

” The FDA secretly monitored the personal e-mail of a group of agency whistleblowers for two years. All of the monitored employees worked in the office responsible for reviewing medical devices, including those for cancer screenings and were expressing concerns over several devices. Some of the employees were harassed and/or terminated, and six of them are now suing the agency.

There’s a lot of compelling evidence that the dangers of mammography are being covered up, and that a Congressional hearing is well overdue.

The Major Cause of Breast Cancer Almost Everyone Ignores
Dr. Joseph Mercola, Physician and author.

While roughly 15 percent of women in their 40’s detect breast cancer through mammography, many other women experience false positives, anxiety, and unnecessary biopsies as a result of the test, according to the data. In fact, a full decade ago, a Danish study published in The Lancet concluded that previous research showing a benefit of mammograms was flawed and that widespread mammogram screening is unjustified.

According to the Cochrane Collaboration, for every 2,000 women getting mammography screening over the course of 10 years, just ONE woman will have her life prolonged. Meanwhile, 10 healthy women, who would not have been diagnosed with cancer had it not been for the mammography screening, will be misdiagnosed as having breast cancer, and will be treated unnecessarily. “

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Bisphenol-A chemical found in canned Foods and Plastics may increase your Heart Disease Risk

Does BPA exposure cause heart disease?

Bisphenol-A #BPA chemical found in canned Foods and Plastics, may increase your Heart Disease Risk
Does BPA exposure cause heart disease?

As one of the world’s highest production volume chemicals, Bisphenol-A is incredibly common in food and drinks packaging, as well as in other places you probably wouldn’t expect, like receipts.
A study in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry found that of 13 thermal printing papers (the type often used for receipts) analyzed, 11 contained BPA.v Holding the paper for just 5 seconds was enough to transfer BPA onto a person’s skin, and the amount of BPA transferred increased by about 10 times if the fingers were wet or greasy.

Read Eating Canned Food Shown to be Linked to Heart Disease

  • Does BPA Exposure Cause Heart Disease?
  • BPA Also Linked to Obesity, Insulin Resistance, Reproductive Problems …
  • Plastics are NOT the Only Route of Exposure to BPA …
  • Is it Possible to Avoid Having Your Health Damaged by BPA?

by Dr. Mercola, March 15, 2012
Many thanks to Ruth for this key find and comment 🙂

Common Household Chemicals linked to Human Disease and Endocrine Disruptors

The High Price of “Convenience” Products

Common Household Chemicals Linked to Human Disease
Dr. Joseph Mercola, Physician and author

A typical American comes in regular contact with some 6,000 chemicals and an untold number of potentially toxic substances on a less frequent basis. There are about 75,000 chemicals regularly manufactured and imported by U.S. industries, so you could be exposed to any number of them. Disturbingly, many of them have never been fully tested for safety. ”

In his latest post about endocrine disrupting chemicals, Dr. Joseph Mercola covers:

  • The High Price of “Convenience” Products
  • Three More Common Chemicals to Avoid
  • What Can You Do to Reduce Unnecessary Chemical Exposure to Your Family?

Read Common Household Chemicals Linked to Human Disease
by Dr. Joseph Mercola, HuffPost Healthy Living, May 9, 2013

Ketogenic Diet investigated as Cancer Treatment

Key to Brain Cancer Recovery?

This type of diet, in which you replace carbs with moderate amounts of high quality protein and high amounts of beneficial fat, is what I recommend for everyone, whether you have cancer or not. It’s simply a diet that will help optimize your weight and health overall, as eating this way will help you convert from carb burning mode to fat burning. ”

Read Ketogenic Diet by Dr. Mercola, includes:

  • Ketogenic Diet May Be Key to Brain Cancer Recovery
  • Metabolic Therapy/Ketogenic Diet Being Investigated as Cancer Treatment
  • How Does Ketogenic Diet Starve Cancer Cells?
  • Other Lifestyle Factors that Influence Your Cancer Risk

Double Standard: Women must typically Work Harder to Lose Weight

Several Factors Make Weight Loss for Men Easier

Women Must Typically Work Harder to Lose Weight


The gender gap is a phrase usually used to describe disparities in income between men and women, but it may very well apply to weight loss as well.

Read weight loss for women by Dr. Mercola via J. Ruth Kelly

Dramatic Example of how Health Truth may take up to a Century to be accepted

Some of medicine’s most glaring mistakes and deliberately ignored

Dramatic Example of how Health Truth may take up to a Century to be accepted

  • Thalidomide, a morning sickness drug called the “drug of choice to help pregnant women,” which caused severe birth defects
  • DES, synthetic estrogen promoted to prevent miscarriages, which caused reproductive problems in the women’s children

Read Dramatic Example of how Health Truth may take up to a Century to be accepted found via J. Ruth Kelly.

DES DiEthylStilbestrol Resources

New Evidence Demolishes Claims of Safety and Effectiveness of HPV Vaccine

The HPV Vaccine Risks You’re Not Being Told About

New Evidence Demolishes Claims of Safety and Effectiveness of HPV Vaccine

There are currently two HPV vaccines on the market, but if there was any regard for sound scientific evidence, neither would be promoted as heavily as they are.

  • Review of HPV Trials Conclude Effectiveness is Still Completely Unproven
  • Media Reports on Merck Study, But Ignores Canadian Review
  • The HPV Vaccine Risks You’re Not Being Told About
  • Large-Scale Study Shows HPV Vaccine is Ineffective and Increases Rate of Carcinogeic HPV Types in Vaccinated Women
  • Talk to Your Kids about HPV and Gardasil
  • Jerry Brown Signs Bill Requiring Signatures for Those Opting Out of Vaccinations
  • Why We Must Protect Vaccine Exemptions

Read New Evidence Demolishes Claims of Safety and Effectiveness of HPV Vaccine

Could BPA cause Women Infertility?

Could this be Why Many Women are Infertile?Bisphenol A, a chemical found in plastics, can lower the fertility of women’s eggs, the latest study suggests.

UPI reports:

The researchers noted BPA — found in the urine of nearly everyone tested in a 2004 U.S. analysis — is an endocrine disruptor that either mimics or blocks body hormones.

Read Could this be Why Many Women are Infertile?