Alternative Health Pioneers Get Slammed by The Media (Newsweek)

by You Be Healthy

“All truth passes through three stages.  First, it is ridiculed.  Second, it is violently opposed.  Third, it is accepted as self-evident.” – Arthur Schopenhauer (from Breakthrough, Suzanne Somers)

It is SUCH a shame that amazing pioneers have to go through this process of being ridiculed and insulted.  In a seminar a few days ago, I was reminded of yet another pioneer, Ignaz Semmelweis, who was ridiculed for his idea of washing hands before a surgery. Dr. Semmelweis deduced that this would cut back on infections and save lives.  Well, he was dismissed from the hospital, shunned by the Vienna medical community and driven out of town!  He is now considered the pioneer of antiseptic procedures in medicine.  No one is laughing now!

Well, the same thing is going on with medical advancements in society today.  This is a blog post from Dr. Mecola’s website:

“In January of this year, Oprah Winfrey invited Suzanne Somers on her show to talk about health tips. The 62-year-old actress uses bio-identical estrogen cream and progesterone on her other arm two weeks a month. According to Somers, the bio-identical hormones are identical to the ones created by the human body, unlike conventional hormones, which are made from mare’s urine.

The result has been a media firestorm condemning both Somers and Oprah, including the hit piece in Newsweek linked below. The authors of the piece, Weston Kosova and Pat Wingert, argues that bio-identical hormones are just as synthetic as conventional hormones — although they don’t much discuss the fact that conventional hormones are actually different from the 17-beta-estradiol made by your body, while the bio-identical hormones are 17-beat-estradiol itself.

The real reason for the attacks on bio-identical hormones? As Somers points out, may doctors, scientists and media figures make a good deal of money off of the pharmaceutical industry. And one thing you won’t see mentioned in the Newsweek article is the fact that Pat Wingert is the co-author of a pharmaceutically biased book on hormones and menopause, and that  Newsweek is heavily funded by pharmaceutical companies.

This reminds of an incident a few years ago when the cattle industry actually sued Oprah Winfrey just for talking about Mad Cow Disease.”

To YOUR health,

Kim

You Be Healthy

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1 jeffrey dach md June 16, 2009 at 3:30 am

Oprah’s TV show advocates Natural Medicine and Bioidentical Hormones in direct competition to the interests of the Pharmaceutical Industry which makes synthetic hormones. Newsweek is merely an attack dog for the drug industry. A typical issue of Newsweek magazine contains $2 million in pharma ads.

Oprah is depicted as a voodoo witch on the Newsweek cover in a desperate attempt to please the drug company sponsors of a failing magazine.

Read more.

Newsweek Attacks Oprah Winfrey and BioIdentical Hormone

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