Tuesday, May 13, 2008

"Wrong again!" NATURALLY Speaking Guest Commentary By Christopher C. Barr

"B vitamins fail to cut heart risk in study," declared the headline of the rotten Reuters (polluted) mainstream news service – 2nd largest in the world.

The story cited a study featured in the Journal of the American Murderousedical Association (JAMA) allegedly on the effect of some B vitamins against heart disease.

An accompanying JAMA editorial questioned the value of the nutritional approach as “wrong again”.

Wrong again indeed…

Well designed study?

First, the study included women in their 40s at which age there is going to be a lesser likelihood of heart problems in which to make a difference.

Second – and more importantly – the study used 50 milligrams of the vitamin called B6. That is half (or less) the amount already published more than a decade ago as making a tremendous difference in another clinical study some years before the current study was begun.

Furthermore, synthesized 'nutrients' concocted by man were used rather than 100 per cent whole food nutrients. There is a difference and your body knows the difference.

This JAMA published study was well designed for failure.

A genuine, expert source

Dr. John Ellis, M.D. wrote the book on vitamin B6 -- literally. 'Vitamin B6: The Doctor's Report' by Dr. Ellis is the classic book on the subject of this nutrient. Ellis took 200 milligrams of vitamin B6 daily from 1961 until his recent death at nearly 90 years of age.

The last time I spoke with Dr. Ellis before he died was after another study in the news using a similar amount of vitamin B6. The good doctor had not heard of that study yet but laughed vigorously when I told him of it.

"Sounds like a cardiologist who doesn't want somebody getting in his field," Ellis responded.

His newest book, 'Vitamin B6 Therapy' is an update from his earlier classic work a quarter century earlier.

The newer book cites the study from more than a decade ago noted above. That study used a minimum of 100 milligrams of vitamin B6 with individuals in their 60s, 70s and 80s already afflicted with heart disease. There were 74 per cent less heart disease events than those who did not take vitamin B6 in that five-year clinical study. The study was conducted by Dr. Ellis and Dr. Kilmer McCully who served many years as a Harvard University professor.

The currently cited “news report” is about a study using much less than an amount previously determined to be very successful.

"'Vitamin B6 Therapy' is a report full of information that I stand 100% behind and wouldn't take a word of it back," said Dr. Ellis.

Elderly people who had taken 100 to 200 milligrams of vitamin B6 daily for long periods and died from myocardial infarction lived eight years longer than those who did not take vitamin B6,” wrote Dr. Ellis in his book ‘Vitamin B6 Therapy’.

The long-term, tried and true successful approach from the medical and nutritional giant of Dr. Ellis dwarfs the pitiful, pathetic JAMA study well designed for failure.

Christopher C. Barr writes Naturally Speaking from Arkansas: The Natural State … naturally! You may write him at P. O. Box 1147, Pocahontas, Arkansas 72455 or by e-mail at servantofYHVH@hotmail.com.

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