Category Archives: A Spoonful of Sugar

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PHARMACEU’TIC

PHARMACEU’TICAL, adjective [Gr. to practice witchcraft or use medicine; poison or medicine.] Pertaining to the knowledge or art of pharmacy, or to the art of preparing medicines.

“A Spoonful of Sugar makes the medicine go down…” focuses on professionally administered and prescribed drugs and pharmaceuticals. Initially on conception this category was developed to deal with the aspect of the abuse of children, ie; Ritalin, Prozac and other legal, “Mood altering” drugs. As time went on – we chose to attack the poisons that we are ALL being fed by our medical ‘professionals.’ The overpriced products of BIG Pharma are slowly – or rapidly killing us.

A depression pill from 70 years ago could be used to treat prostate cancer

An antidepressant from the Fifties could treat prostate cancer and reduce side-effects of other treatments.

Phenelzine – Circa 1965

Results of a small trial suggest that the drug phenelzine, which treats depression (by altering levels of brain chemicals that regulate mood) can shrink tumours in men whose prostate cancer has returned.

Phenelzine had fewer side-effects than conventional hormone therapy, which treats the cancer by reducing levels of testosterone — the hormone fuels the growth of cancerous cells. Continue reading

Salicylates and Pandemic Influenza Mortality, 1918–1919 Pharmacology, Pathology, and Historic Evidence

It is 100 years later and what do we find? Maybe similarities to the Pandemic of 2020. Extremely well researched and although it may not help you in your quest toward Your Good Health, you should find the lessons of interest – and maybe even some answers to the similarities of the modern day issues. ~ Ed.

Déjà vu? Public gathering places were ordered closed in 1918.

~ Abstract ~
The high case-fatality rate—especially among young adults—during the 1918–1919 influenza pandemic is incompletely understood. Although late deaths showed bacterial pneumonia, early deaths exhibited extremely “wet,” sometimes hemorrhagic lungs. The hypothesis presented herein is that aspirin contributed to the incidence and severity of viral pathology, bacterial infection, and death, because physicians of the day were unaware that the regimens (8.0–31.2 g per day) produce levels associated with hyperventilation and pulmonary edema in 33% and 3% of recipients, respectively. Recently, pulmonary edema was found at autopsy in 46% of 26 salicylate-intoxicated adults. Experimentally, salicylates increase lung fluid and protein levels and impair mucociliary clearance. In 1918, the US Surgeon General, the US Navy, and the Journal of the American Medical Association recommended use of aspirin just before the October death spike. If these recommendations were followed, and if pulmonary edema occurred in 3% of persons, a significant proportion of the deaths may be attributable to aspirin. ~ Editor
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Italian Study Shows Hydroxychloroquine Works vs COVID-19

New research suggests that hydroxychloroquine works to reduce the risk of death by 30% in hospitalized patients. Confused? We don’t blame you

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We have been caught in a drug war. This has nothing to do with cartels, turf battles or addictive chemicals. This is a war of words about hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), a really old malaria drug being repurposed to treat the coronavirus. When we first started writing about treatments for COVID-19 in March, we were intrigued by preliminary in vitro (test-tube) data. It appeared to us that hydroxychloroquine works by interfering with viral replication. That was the first hint that this medication might be helpful against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Continue reading

The Death of Napoleon: Arsenic Poisoning Ruled Out

Arsenic poisoning did not kill Napoleon, a new analysis suggests, contrary to claims made in recent years. The results of the study show high levels of arsenic in Napoleon Bonaparte’s hair throughout his life, suggesting he was not poisoned at the end of his life while in exile on the island of Saint Helena. Rather he probably absorbed arsenic constantly throughout his life, the researchers say. Continue reading

Big Pharma, Government, and The Media Are Blocking Coronavirus Treatments. Why?

A lot is riding on the psychological terror meme of an out-of-control “novel” killer virus that is supposedly killing millions, perhaps tens of millions across the globe. All day, every day the media pumps out constant Covid hysteria and have managed to totally terrorize a large segment of society. They’ve done such a good job that many believe every personal encounter with another human could be potentially lethal! Continue reading

Is Hydroxychloroquine Effective Against Coronavirus?

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When the Coronavirus (Covid) epidemic broke out in China, some doctors mentioned hydroxychloroquine as a good medicine with which to treat the illness, because it halts the progress of the illness before it becomes life-threatening.

However, the use of hydroxychloroquine has caused great debate. On the one hand, the World Health Organization (WHO) has refused to grant official recognition of the evidence of its usefulness, and following this line, some countries have not used this medicine. On the other hand, several countries have ignored this indication and have used hydroxychloroquine, either unassisted by other medicines, or in combination with other medicines. Continue reading

The Greatest Assault On Our Civil Liberties: Mask Mandates Have No Place In a Free Society

“We are facing the greatest assault on our civil liberties in our lifetimes. The virus is real, but the government reaction is political and totalitarian. As it falls apart, will more Americans start fighting for their liberty?” ~ Dr. Ron Paul, former U.S. Congressman [Texas]

A mandate to wear masks may seem like a simple matter and a “minor inconvenience” to some or many. But I don’t think those who take this position have really considered all its implications and the long-range ramifications and consequences that might accompany the meek and compliant acquiescence to even a “temporary” mask mandate.

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Let me educate all of the above who are participating in one of the largest propaganda and misinformation campaigns in United States history, because it appears they have not kept current on the science, or they are not too bright, or they are actively manipulating the people for political purposes that have little to do with any concern for my health or the health of anyone else. Continue reading

Some Vaccine Makers Say They Plan to Profit From Coronavirus Vaccine

Show me de Monee…

Moderna, which is receiving $483 million from the U.S. government, told lawmakers it would not sell its vaccine at cost. Pfizer has said it would also profit, but has so far taken no government money.

Executives from four companies in the race to produce a coronavirus vaccine — AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna Therapeutics and Pfizer— told lawmakers on Tuesday that they are optimistic their products could be ready by the end of 2020 or the beginning of 2021. All four companies are testing vaccines in human clinical trials. Continue reading

Former Big Pharma sales rep speaks out on industry’s dishonest practices

To many of us, it has been pretty clear for a long time that Big Pharma engages in very dishonest tactics – and that’s putting it politely – when it comes to pushing their toxic “treatments” on people, but now some people who have worked on the inside are speaking out about their devious practices.

Gwen Olsen worked as a pharmaceutical sales rep for some of the biggest names in pharmacy. During her 15 years in the industry, she worked for manufacturers such as Bristol-Myers Squibb, Abbott Laboratories and Johnson & Johnson. Continue reading

FACTS of Chemotherapy

I will never forget the first time I saw those words. I was entering a cancer ward for children. Written on a large easel at the entrance to this ward was the following inscription…

I Am Not Afraid Of Tomorrow,
For I Have Seen Yesterday,
And I Love Today.

I walked past crib after crib. The cribs were like cages. Babes were in these cribs; pitiful small children – starry eyed, listless – some whimpering. They didn’t even notice anyone walking past them. Needless to say, my heart softened – went out to them – and I cried. Continue reading

Medical Journal Retracts Study Claiming Hydroxychloroquine Is Dangerous

A widely read study claiming the use of the antimalarial hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus leads to an increased risk of death has been retracted, the study’s publisher said Thursday.

The Lancet, the medical journal that published the original study in late May, said in a statement that they “can no longer vouch for the veracity of the primary data sources,” and “due to this unfortunate development, the authors request that the paper be retracted.” Continue reading