Ex Biochemist: When Big Pharma starts losing to natural products, they call in Dr. Cohen!!
Published by an ex-Biochemist for Eli Lilly And Company
When Big Pharma starts losing to natural products, they call in Dr. Cohen to start making false accusations against natural meds...
Pieter Cohen, M.D., an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical school, is known for studying health supplements. He’s the one who spotted supplements spiked with the amphetamine, BMPEA.
He’s also known for slandering supplements that tread on pharmaceutical turf. In other words, when Big Pharma starts losing to natural products, they call in Dr. Cohen to start making false accusations against natural meds...
Recently, Cohen made the blanket statement: “Saw palmetto for prostate issues is one of the classic examples of supplement snake oil. It’s touted all over the place, and there is zero evidence that it actually works.”
This is incredulous because if you were looking for the supplement with the absolute most science behind it, it’d be Saw Palmetto!
And meanwhile, prostate drugs like Proscar (finasteride), manufactured by Merck & Company, quickly destroy your manhood, without question!
Within three weeks of starting Proscar, you can expect to experience:
- Constipation - Sore and aching muscles, starting from the neck and going down your back- Heart palpitations
After three months, you’ll begin to notice:
- Breast enlargement - Genital shrinking - Decreased sexual ability - Blurred vision- Cold Like symptoms
Why isn’t Cohen going after ridiculous prescription meds like Proscar?
Meanwhile, studies have demonstrated that saw palmetto is effective in< relieving all of the major symptoms of BPH, including increased nighttime urinary frequency, the most bothersome complaint!
In a one-year, randomized clinical trial reported in European Urology in 2002, 811 men with BPH (ages fifty to eighty-five years) were recruited to compare the effects of saw palmetto extract to the prescription drug Flomax (tamsulosin) for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms. Results showed saw palmetto to be superior to Flomax, and free of side effects.
Another randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 200 men with BPH, published in the medical journal Lancet, showed that beta-sitosterol (found in saw palmetto) improved urine flow and reduced the amount of residual urine remaining in the bladder.
Already, saw palmetto has a better track record than popular BPH meds…oh yea, and no side effects were seen!
Technically a plant, the fruit of saw palmetto has been used as a form of medicine to decrease or eliminate symptoms of an enlarged prostate for hundreds if not thousands of years - as proven by ethnobotanists around the world.
As a natural sedative, it also promotes relaxation.
As an aphrodisiac, it enhances sex drive.
Cohen can diss saw palmetto all he wants…but it just makes him look really ignorant on the subject of medicine…and his ultimate objective of being a Big Pharma watchdog all too obvious.
If he was truly sympathetic to patients, he’d be dissing prostate meds which are among the least effective and most dangerous. At the same time, he could show how 99.99999% of all saw palmetto products:
- Lack the effective dose - Are packed with toxic additives like vitamin D- Are made with “veggie caps,” which is a euphemism for industry glue that binds the intestines- And so much more…
Saw palmetto in the doses given in Palmetto + is proven to have anti-androgenic effects, which slow or stop prostate growth, thanks to inhibiting inflammatory compounds known as - 5-alpha-reductase, prolactin growth factor, and estrogen.