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Week 12

Health Tip Of The Week...

Junk Food Nearly as Addictive as Heroin
Junk food appears to be almost as addictive as heroin, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Scripps Research Institute and presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience this March, 2010.  The report said, "this is the most complete evidence to date that suggests obesity and drug addiction have common neuro-biological foundations."

Is It Finally Time To Boycott?

A boycott is a form of consumer activism involving the act of voluntarily abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with a person, organization, company or product as an expression of protest.
When and why do boycott's take place?  They take place to combat a perceived wrong doing.  When extended for a long period of time, as we are recommending here, the boycott become part of an overall program of awareness-raising.  We are suggesting a long term change in consumer buying habits to create a "moral" awareness of who and where we purchase what we purchase.
We are suggesting it is time given the recent news story put forth by www.dailyfinance.com concerning the drug maker Pfizer and the fact that they consciously hid evidence that their hormone replacement drug (Prempro) was known to cause breast cancer.  Recent research suggests that these drugs also increase a women's risk of dying from lung cancer.
According to the lawsuit, Pfizer was aware of the risks of Prempro well before the release of the Women's Health Initiative results (which found the drugs caused cancer), but made no efforts to withdraw the drug from the market or warn women or doctors of its effects. 
One attorney remarked, "they knew back in the 1970s that these drugs had the potential to cause breast cancer, so they didn't have the studies done…and when negative results began to emerge, the drug maker attempted to downplay them."

The Bottom Line…The Bottom Line…The Bottom Line…

How many more articles will have to be published?  How many more news story's will have to report that that drug companies have their earnings ahead of your health?  How many lawsuits will have to be filed?  How many more drug companies will have to be found guilty of ghost-writing articles for publication in medical journals, promoting off-label (unapproved) uses of drugs and making lavish gifts to doctors?  Stand up and say no to drugs and no to Pfizer!

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