New Book

Toni Trepanier tonit at AXESS.COM
Mon Jun 10 10:41:20 EST 1996

Date:  96-06-10 04:13:38 EDT
From:  SFSherrill      

NOTICE to all who are concerned about health and the roll that diet and
nutrition have in our lives and the health care system in our country.  
new book called "Reclaiming Our Health" by John Robbins will be released
sometime in August.  It will, no doubt be acclaimed as one of the most
important books of our time and will most certainly become a number one
best seller. Be sure to pick up a copy.  Here are just a few 
facts you will read about:


Annual per capita income in Shanghai = $350.

Annual per capita income in New York City = $20,500.

Annual medical care expenditure in Shanghai = $38 person.

Annual medical care expenditure in New York City = $3,000 per person.

Annual infant deaths in  first year of life in Shanghai = 10.9 per 1000.

Annual infant deaths in first year of life in New York City = 13.3 per 

Life expectancy at birth in Shanghai = 75.5 years.

Life expectancy at birth in New York City = 71.5 years.


World's largest private cancer treatment and research center :
Memorial Sloan-Kettering.

Director, Memorial Sloan-Kettering's Board of Overseers and Managers:
John S. Reed.

John S. Reed's other job:
Director, Philip Morris.(Tobacco Company)

Health Insurance Companies heavily invested in tobacco stocks:
Travelers, Prudential, Cigna, MetLife, Aetna.

Prudential Insurance Company's 1995 investment in tobacco stocks:
$248 million.


On average, what will the insurance companies pay for?

Bypass surgery = $30,000

Balloon angioplasty = $7500

Nutrition and life style education for a heart patient = $150

Teaching a healthy person how to eat well and stay healthy = $0


Most widely prescribed drug in U.S.:
Premarin (Estrogen Replacement Therapy).

Percentage of women who obtained complete relief from hot flashes by
taking 200 mg of vitamin C and 200 mg of bioflavonoids 6 times a day = 

Percentage of menopausal women who obtained relief from hot flashes by
taking two capsules of licorice root, burdock root, wild yam root, dong 
root, and motherwort, 3 times a day in a double-blind placebo-controlled
study = 100%!

Percentage who obtained relief from placebo = 6%.

Percentage of U.S. physicians who discuss natural approaches with their
menopausal patients = 2%.

Percentage of U.S. physicians who routinely prescribe estrogen = 84%.


Percentage of cancer patients whose lives are saved by chemotherapy = 

Evidence for the vast majority of cancers that chemotherapy increases
survival rate or quality of life = none.

Percentage of oncologists (cancer specialists) who would refuse
chemotherapy if they developed cancer = 75%.

Percentage of cancer patients in the US who received chemotherapy = 75%.

Company that manufactures and sells most of the worlds chemotherapy 
= Bristol-Meyers Squibb.

Chairman of the Board, Bristol-Meyers Squibb = Richard L. Gelb.

Richard L. Gelb's other job = Vice-Chairman, Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center.

Director, Bristol-Meyers Squibb = James D. Robinson III.
James D. Robinson III's other job = Chairman of the Board,
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Folks, this is only a tiny fraction of what you will learn.  This book 
going to blow the lid off of health care in this country.  Hang on to 

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