By Anne Dachel
ABC News, CBS News, CNN, Fox News, NBC News all are talking about the latest report from the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France, an agency of the World Health Organization. 22 scientists looked at over 800 studies and they concluded that processed meat and red meat are linked to cancer. Meat products are ranked along with smoking and asbestos as carcinogens.
I found it interesting that WHO would ever come out against a commercial product like meat. It's actually funny when you consider that this organization has steadfastly defended the use of toxic mercury in vaccines given to children all over the world. Here are their reports in July 2006 and July 2012. According to WHO all the science is in and mercury and other toxins are just fine when injected into humans. (The studies that do show concerns were dismissed as having lots of "flaws.")
Pork, steaks, sausage and hot dogs are not getting a free pass however. Americans need to make changes in meat consumption.
This issue really got my attention because on all the major networks, the medical experts were out in force: ABC NEWS: Dr. Richard Besser, CBS NEWS: Dr. Jon LaPook, CNN: Dr. Sanjay Gupta, FOX NEWS: Dr. Marc Siegel, and NBC News: Dr. Roshini Raj. Actually Besser, LaPook, Gupta and Siegel are familiar to me and they're all included in my book, The Big Autism Cover-Up--How and Why the Media is Lying to the American Public. They may think meat is dangerous, but the four couldn't be more confident that injecting kids with mercury, aluminum, and live viruses is good for them and could never cause neurological problems like autism.
Raj at NBC was a new name, but a little search on the Internet showed that she's a true believer too.
VIDEO: Dr. Richard Besser: "Processed meat is clearly linked to an increased risk of cancer, in particular colon cancer. ...
When Besser was told that the meat industry had released a statement saying that there were "numerous studies showing no correlation between meat and cancer," Besser said, "Yeah, so here we have an independent group of experts who've looked at all the evidence and say that there really is a link here. ..."
CBS News: Study: Processed meats can cause cancer
Dr. Jon LaPook: "There's good strong evidence that it can cause cancer."
CNN: Gupta: Balance cancer risk with your love of bacon
Video: Sanjay Gupta: "We now have sufficient evidence to say that processed meat causes cancer in humans. ...They looked back in time at some 800 studies that go back over 20 years. ..."
Eating processed meat can cause bowel cancer in humans while red meat is a likely cause of the disease, World Health Organization (WHO) experts said on Monday in findings that could sharpen debate over the merits of a meat-based diet.
(VIDEO) Dr. Marc Siegel: "More than 2 ounces a day is directly associated with colon cancer. . . . I think we eat way too much processed food. ...The key here is that processed meat is the worst. ...The processing of meat is what really puts the dangerous chemicals in. ..."
NYU Medical Center Dr. Roshini Raj: "You do want to minimize your intake of processed meat."
THE BLATANT DOUBLE STANDARD
Incredibly, you'll never hear concern like this over mercury and aluminum in vaccines--two additives that have never been tested for toxicity.
Notice that Dr. Besser at ABC challenged the meat industry studies showing their products are safe. Instead he trusts the studies that were done by "an independent group of experts." So, meat industry science is suspect? This is the same doctor who was on ABC in 2010 denying any link between vaccines and autism because "12 studies have proven" there's no connection. Vaccine studies that come from the agency that runs vaccine program and that have each been found to have ties to the vaccine makers don't bother Besser.
Feb 2, 2015, ABC The View
Feb 2010, Can Vaccines Trigger Autism?
Video: "At least 12 studies have proven that there is no link between the MMR vaccine and autism.
The same is true for LaPook at CBS who said that there's "good evidence" processed meat is bad for us. Meanwhile Hannah Poling's case was easily dismissed by him in 2008 because "evidence" showed "there's no suggestion that vaccines cause autism."
Feb 2, 2010, CBS News
LaPook went after Andrew Wakefield. "Twenty-five studies have found no link between vaccines and autism."
Feb 12, 2009, CBS News
Speaking about parents who witness regression, LaPook said, "At heart this is an emotional issue, and from the parents' point of view, they have a kid who is perfectly healthy, they get a shot, and now their kid develops autism. They're naturally thinking it has to be cause and effect, even if it isn't." He then called for an end to studying the vaccine link because it's a waste of money.
Aug 5, 2008, CBS News: Are Vaccines Linked To Autism?
When asked about concession by HHS that said Hannah Poling's autism was the result of the vaccinations she received, LaPook said, "The CDC, other organizations, expert panels have said, we've done lots of evidence, we've done lots of studies, and based on current evidence, there's no suggestion that vaccines cause autism. And right now they're sticking to that."
Gupta is a real contradiction. He's one of the strongest critics of anyone who dares to say vaccines cause autism, yet in 2008 Gupta did not dispute anything that Dr. Jon Poling said about vaccines causing his daughter's disorder during an interview.
Apr 22, 2015, CNN: Another study finds no link between MMR vaccine and autism
Feb 4, 2015, CNN: 5 myths surrounding vaccines -- and the reality
Feb 3, 2015, CNN: Gupta: Those opposing vaccines are just wrong
Feb 3, 2015, CNN: Vaccines do not cause autism
In 2008 he interviewed Dr. Jon Poling about the government's concession of vaccine-induced autism in the case of his daughter Hannah. I wrote about it in Feb, 2011.
When it comes to Siegel, we won't ever forget the exchange between Becky Estepp and Dr. Siegel on Fox News in 2010, when he incorrectly stated that thimerosal had been removed from the MMR vaccine--a live virus vaccine that has never contained the mercury preservative.)
Regarding processed meats, Siegel thinks they're loaded with "dangerous chemicals." Too bad his concerns about toxins don't extend to things we inject into babies.
Apr 22, 2015, MMR vaccine not linked to autism, new study finds
"Many, many research studies that have never shown a connection."
Raj may advise caution when it comes to how much meat we eat, but when it comes to autism, regression following vaccination is "a coincidence and a time thing."
Apr 14, 2014, NBC Today Show: Dr. Raj was up against a physician specializing on holistic and integrative medicine.
Dr. Roshini Raj: "Research has disproven this theory. . . . When autism is diagnosed, it's around 18 months, 24 months; this is when kids are getting those vaccines. However this is more of a coincidence and a time thing. There's been no proof that autism is caused by vaccines.
Dr. Tasneem Bhatia countered Raj: "I've got to weigh in on this one. Again, seeing my patients over and over again. ...autism at its core, when you talk to people in this country, it's an inflammatory bowel disease. It's really a gut disease.
And what's happening is that there is a tipping point for each patient. That story is very unique per patient, per family. Some of it's genetic, some of it's food, some of it's other factors that we don't really know, but vaccines may play FOR THOSE KIDS. And that's the part that's very confusing for all of us as physicians and parents. . . "
Raj: "But to be clear, I don't think it's been proven that it's an inflammatory bowel disease; I think that is it a theory. I think we all want to see more research on what is causing autism, however, right now, there is no proof that vaccines are playing a roll. emergency medicine, pediatrics and prevention, ..
The NBC News anchor then read a statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics claiming, "It has been proven through many careful and repeated studies" that vaccines don't cause autism."
WE DON'T TRUST YOU
The doctors who warn us about the dangers of too much meat see nothing wrong with promoting the safety of an ever-expanding, untested vaccine schedule. In order to do this, they have to close their eyes to what autism is doing to our children. These same doctors speak out whenever the rate is increased and greater and greater percentages of our children are labeled autistic. They are never worried. They happily congratulate their profession for ever more "better diagnosing." They never talk about why the numbers are always based on studies of eight year olds, not eighty year olds. Regressive autism is just more of the mystery. The suffering of a generation of children that no one in mainstream medicine or in public health can reasonably is something that we just have to learn to accept. Besser, LaPook, Gupta, Siegel and Raj may be on the cutting edge of dietary health, but when it comes to vaccines, they're practicing medieval medicine.