Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  1. Study exposes sham war on salt

    Dutch scientists tell Uncle Sam to pound salt

    I guess I grew up in a superstitious home, because my mother would rather see cyanide spilled on her dinner table than salt. Spill even a little bit, and you were throwing a pinch over your shoulder to ward off bad luck.

    Well, it looks like this is one superstition our boneheaded federal government has debunked for good. Because they've been encouraging folks like you to toss your salt for years -- and all they've brought is misery and bad fortune on every poor sap silly enough to follow their advice.

    If you're tired of depriving your taste buds on the low-salt, low-fun diet ... if you retired your beloved salt shaker years ago, next to your bobby socks or high school varsity jacket ... I have some news that will have your mouth watering.

    Danish scientists say it's time for you to STOP cutting the salt -- and for Uncle Sam to START cutting the crap.

    Their massive new analysis of 25 studies found that there isn't a shred of evidence to support our federal government's decades-long war on salt. When it comes to his wild assertions that salt causes heart disease, Uncle Sam is like a fat guy trying to touch his toes -- he's really, really reaching.

    The study measured salt intake and health outcomes for nearly 275,000 people, and concluded that NOT getting enough salt may actually be more dangerous than consuming too much. After all, salt is an essential nutrient your body needs to transport oxygen and maintain your balance of fluids.

    Well, for a group of folks who prance around in clogs and believe in fairies, the Danes are making a lot of sense to me. I've told you before that a low-salt diet can boost your risk of early death by a staggering 500%!

    The good news is that most Americans are already tuning out our government's ridiculous recommendations on salt. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend a daily salt limit of 1,500 mg. for folks over 50, but most Americans are consuming two to three times that much -- and that's exactly where you want to be.

    It's time for our government to get with the times -- and the science -- and stop its assault on delicious salt for good. And starting tonight, I want you to drag that salt shaker out of retirement and bring some spice back to dinner time.

    Just keep that varsity jacket in the closet where it belongs.

  2. Longer (and better) living through tobacco

    Decades of anti-tobacco lies go up in smoke

    French may be the language of love, but it's how it's spoken that's gets me hot and bothered -- between long puffs of delicious, sweet-smelling tobacco. The French adore their smokes, and it's a proven fact that the average Parisian gal can sing the national anthem backwards without the cigarette falling out of her mouth.

    That's irresistible to me, but share that opinion with anyone in the American mainstream and they'll have you fitted for a straightjacket faster than you can say "Excusez-moi." That's because these anti-tobacco nutjobs are hell bent on taking their war on smoking global -- and if you want proof, just check out the ridiculous media reaction to a recent report on global smoking rates.

    The World Health Organization released a study on smoking rates by country, and the predictable anti-tobacco media bomb exploded worldwide. These brain dead reporters saved most of their venom for France, where about one-third of adults smoke -- that's about twice the smoking rate in the good old U.S. of A.

    Oh, the outcry! Media outlets around the world blasted the French government for not stepping in, and even wondered if the "rebellious" French have a secret death wish! You would have thought the streets of Bordeaux were littered with the bodies of cancer-stricken mimes, coughing up chunks of baguette into their berets.

    I haven't seen the world so worried about France since the SS were goose stepping through the Arc de Triomphe!

    But here's something those raving reporters forgot to mention, and that the average health nut would rather bite off his own tongue than admit. The French outlive us on average by THREE YEARS! That's right, these French are puffing away like coal-powered freight trains, and their life expectancy is three years longer than ours.

    And that's no anomaly. The U.S. is 35th in the world for life expectancy, and 86% of the countries that outlive us smoke more than we do. That's a FACT, but don't sit around waiting for the brainwashed media to admit it.

    You can fool the media, and you can fool the population -- but you can't fool science and Mother Nature. And the science has shown us again and again that the nicotine in tobacco can help keep your brain sharp and could even help you ward off painful joint surgeries that are often the first step towards the grave for many older folks.

    I've been smoking pure tobacco cigars for years, and I recommend them to anyone who will listen. If you want to keep your body and brain humming along well into your golden years, follow this short prescription, courtesy of the French.

    Puff away, s'il vous plait.

  3. Americans ditching vaccinations in droves

    The federal government is up in arms that U.S. adults are skipping vaccines for hepatitis, pneumonia and more. But their own data show that even as Americans turn their backs on vaccines, infection rates are dropping.

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