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The cancer risk you DON’T know about

The Chernobyl disaster of 1986 is STILL causing cancer more than 30 years later, and it’s not just smack in the middle of the nuke zone over there.

It’s happening RIGHT HERE…. RIGHT NOW… more than 4,000 miles away!

A new study finds that folks who had simply been in the same region as Chernobyl — even as far as Poland, some 500 miles away — and then left are still, today, developing cancer.

These aren’t just folks who moved a short distance away, either.

The new study focused on a cancer cluster in New York City, where 10 people developed a rare form of the disease called vitreoretinal lymphoma, which hits the eyes.

The one thing that those people have in common is that — decades ago — they had the bad luck to be within a few hundred miles of Chernobyl.

This might seem like a random bit of disaster trivia. You’ve never come within 1,000 miles of Chernobyl, right?

But this is just the tip of a spooky glowing iceberg.

You could STILL be getting slammed by invisible radiation… right now… that triggers the damaging free radicals that pound your cells with 8 billion strikes per second.

Some of it’s from nuclear disasters such as Chernobyl… Fukushima… Three Mile Island… or the dozens of “small incidents” that get no attention. (Don’t even get me started on how little we know about the military nuclear facilities scattered around the nation.)

They can slam you even if you’re hundreds (in some cases, even thousands) of miles away.

But these aren’t the only sources of radiation. They’re not even the biggest sources of radiation.

All over the world — including (or ESPECIALLY) here in the United States — people are exposed to constant low-level radiation from medical screenings, cellphones, microwave ovens, and more.

That radiation doesn’t go in and out of your body quickly like a drug.

It stays inside and builds up over time.

Right now, SO many people are accumulating SO much radiation from SO many sources at once that some of the world’s leading scientists — including researchers from Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins, and Columbia University — issued a statement on radiation to the United Nations and World Health Organization.

They’re URGING governments to reveal the truth about the damage of this constant low-level radiation exposure and calling on them to create “harm reduction strategies” to prevent both exposure and the risks associated with it.

They haven’t yet. They don’t even want to talk about it. And by the time they get around to it, it could be too late for many cancer victims.

Fortunately, you can act on your own.

You can’t clear the radiation out of the atmosphere, but you can arm your body to face it, fight it, defend against it, and protect you from the consequences.

Look for a quality defense formula built around essential antioxidants that’s proven to fight the free radicals unleashed by exposure to radiation and other sources.

Fighting back,
Jack Harrison



Cancer patients fight back against chemo

Here’s chemo in a nutshell: You get sicker than you’ve ever felt in your life, while your doc gets to cash a big, fat check from your insurer.


You bet it is — especially since chemo is often completely unnecessary.

The only reason it’s even offered in many cases is that insurance check!

But now, patients are fighting back, especially women.

New research shows how breast cancer patients are wising up to this ugly scam.

Docs are still pushing it… but women are telling them right were to stick it.

In just two years, the number of women choosing chemo for breast cancer plunged by 40 percent.

In 2013, 35 percent of women opted for this sickening “treatment.” By 2015, that number was down to 21 percent… and I hope that number is even lower in 2018.

Of course, docs see the writing on the wall. They know they’ve been busted, so they’re also recommending chemo less often these days.

But they’re still pushing way too hard.

In 2013, a full 45 percent were trying to hoodwink unsuspecting women into chemo.

By 2015, that number plunged to 32 percent, and even then, about a third of the women who got that recommendation told their docs: NOT IN MY BODY, BUBBA!

Good for them!

On the one hand, it’s great news for women who are no longer getting this body-wrecking therapy when they don’t actually need it.

On the other, cancer docs can be a sneaky lot, and this almost certainly isn’t the end of their ugly little games.

The study doesn’t show what’s replacing chemo, but I bet in too many cases it’s something just as unnecessary… and just as profitable.

Maybe it’s toxic radiation. Maybe it’s aggressive and disfiguring surgery (including removing BOTH breasts for a low-risk cancer in just ONE of them).

Maybe it’s even the infamous “breast cancer drug” that can actually cause entirely new cancers.

Don’t let them panic you into one of these outrageous and expensive treatments. Often the best treatment of all is the one that won’t earn them a penny, which is why they won’t talk about it.

It’s doing NOTHING.

Many low-risk breast tumors — especially the wildly over-treated “stage zero” cancers — can be safely ignored because they will NEVER turn into a dangerous cancer.

If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, take some time to gather facts and go over ALL of your options, including the do-nothing option for early-stage cancers.

And always… ALWAYS… get a second opinion, ideally one from a naturopathic medical doctor experienced in chemo-free cancer care.

Kicking out chemo,
Jack Harrison



Docs clueless over CT scan risks

Not all Docs are ignorant of the radiation in CT scans.  Whenever one of them has suggested a scan, I tell them it’s too much radiation, what can we do instead?  There’s always an alternative.  I have written about CT’s and they are not at all good for you.  One abdominal CT is worth almost 300 chest x-rays.


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* Note: Taken from The Daily Dose with Jack Harrison – 7/24/16

Was there anything better than the Saturday double feature?

Two flicks for the price of one, and you didn’t need to take out a second mortgage to buy some popcorn and Milk Duds.

You’d kick back in the seat… the lights would go down… and watch a flick where a mad doc would use radiation to turn normal people into mutant monsters.

Well, the double feature might be long gone, but the mad doc lives on.

And odds are… it’s your own doctor!

U.S. docs are zapping patients left and right, but they’re not turning anyone into monsters.

They’re causing cancer… and new research shows how most physicians are absolutely clueless about the risks they’re forcing on their patients with every zap.

A single CT scan can pack as much radiation as 100-250 chest X-rays… yet four out of five docs and technologists surveyed had no clue how much radiation they’re slamming patients with.

Even 72 percent of radiologists — folks who SHOULD know better than anyone else — got it wrong!

The cancer risk from all that radiation isn’t small.

It’s MASSIVE — so monstrously huge that CT scans will eventually be the cause of 1 percent of all new cancer cases.

The scans just from 2007 alone will lead to some 29,000 cancers and 15,000 cancer deaths in the future, according to major study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine a few years back.

That was supposed to be a call to action, urging docs to STOP overusing CT scans.

But instead of cutting back, docs are zapping folks like it’s going out of style, even working unnecessary CT scans into procedures where they’re not needed.

A colonoscopy is already perfect; but docs are now selling a “virtual” colonoscopy that uses CT scans despite the fact that it’s less reliable and could STILL result in a full-blown colonoscopy if any polyps are found.

They’re also being added to mammograms, making a bad procedure even worse.

A study a few years back found even CHILDREN are getting hit with these massive doses of radiation with alarming frequency, with pediatric CT scans jumping by a third between 2001 and 2009.

It’s time to stop the madness.

If your doc is pushing a CT, don’t automatically refuse. Sometimes, the scan might really be necessary.

But you have to find out — and you can do just that by asking three questions.

  1. Why is it needed?
  2. What other options do I have?
  3. What could happen if I DON’T get scanned?

If you don’t like his answers, get a second opinion from another doc… one who doesn’t have an itchy CT finger.

Shielding you,
Jack Harrison

The Danger of CT Scans

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Dear Reader,

When it comes to CT scans, most mainstream docs have itchy trigger fingers.

They’ll order one up for just about anything.

But how much does the mainstream really understand about all the risks and radiation they’re exposing you to?

A new study on mainstream doctors and radiologists… the same people behind the CT scan craze… has yielded some shocking results.

And it’s proven just how important it is to ask three crucial questions before you or anyone you love agrees to a scan.

A troubling image

Around 29,000 Americans develop cancers that can be traced back to CT scans every single year.

But that doesn’t seem to be slowing the mainstream one bit. In 1980 around 3 million scans were done a year — now, we’re up to over 80 million!

And recent research has found that around a third of them are done for no good reason at all.

So why would the mainstream put us through the risks of CT scans — over and over again — for little or no benefit?

Well, you can bet money is a big part of the equation. But researchers from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada have stumbled upon another big issue.

It turns out that some mainstream docs aren’t as educated about the dangers of CT scans as we’d like to think.

A research team surveyed health providers, and found they were consistently uninformed about how much radiation you’re getting from a CT scan.

In fact, they were badly underestimating the total amount.

That’s bad enough — but, unfortunately, the misinformation didn’t stop there.

Many of the docs, radiologists, and imaging technicians surveyed mistakenly thought that safer scans — like MRIs and ultrasounds — deliver ionizing radiation, even though they don’t.

Amazingly, a full 20 percent of the participating physicians, as well as 6 percent of the radiologists, and 7 percent of technicians surveyed mistakenly believed MRIs caused patients to be exposed to radiation.

In addition, 11 percent of the doctors and 7 percent of techs were under the impression that ultrasounds were a source of radiation.

The lead author of the study, Dr. David Leswick, called the results “troubling” — and you can say that again.

The fact that some of the very people ordering CT scans don’t realize how dangerous they are — or that there are safer alternatives — is an outrage. It’s practically criminal.

Along with CT scans, we can also get doses of radiation from PET scans and, of course, X- rays, (which include mammograms and dental X-rays). Dr. Marvin Lipman, the Consumer Reports’ chief medical advisor says that while the risk from a single scan is small, “the effect of radiation is cumulative,” the more you get, the higher your cancer risk.

So the next time your doctor says a CT scan (or other radiation imaging) is needed, here are three important questions you need to ask:

#1: Is the test is really necessary? I know, that may sound crazy but remember that experts found a third of them aren’t needed. If he’s just playing it safe, remind him that sometimes the safer alternative is no scan at all.

#2: Can an MRI or ultrasound be substituted for a CT scan?

#3: Are you getting the lowest effective CT scan dose? If your doc or radiologist don’t know, make sure they find out. The amount of radiation from a CT scan can vary quite a bit, and that’s even at the same hospital and for the same medical reason. A recent study in JAMA Pediatrics found that avoiding the highest doses could cut radiation-related cancers by 50 percent.

To Your Good Health,

Jenny Thompson
“Health-care providers do not fully understand cancer risk from CT scans” Elsevier Health Sciences, June 23, 2016, ScienceDaily, sciencedaily.com


American Citizens as Guinea Pigs – Part 3

Radiation Experiments on the General Population

During the cold war, while preparing America for nuclear attack, thousands of US citizens were victims of over 4,000 secret and government classified radiation experiments. They were unethical, non-consensual, and probably illegal. These classified radiation experiments were conducted by the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Health, Education and Welfare, (HEW), the Public Health Service, (now the CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Veterans Administration (VA), the CIA, and NASA.

Millions of people were exposed to radiation fallout from testing of more than 200 atmospheric and underground nuclear weapons. We’ve all heard of the military as well as the many famous actors that were given special viewings of the nuclear bomb tests and how they died from their radiation exposure from cancers. There were hundreds of secret releases of radiation into the environment and over populated areas, and there were over 200,000 “atomic vets” who worked closely at the Nevada test site in the 50s and 60s.

The human test subjects for specialized testing to receive radiation were mostly in a compromised or powerless position. Many were prisoners, some poor, pregnant, children, elderly, black Americans, and even mentally retarded. Many were soldiers or military personnel who felt they had to follow orders which we’ll discuss in a later article. In most cases, no informed consent was given and most of the time the subjects did not even know they’d been exposed to radiation.

Also affected were those called the “downwinders” of the nearby towns in Nevada, Utah, New Mexico and Colorado. The human and animal populations suffered the worst cumulative radioactive effects of fallout, along with their environments loaded with radioactive food, water, and farm products. Declassified AEC records (now DOD) from the 50s describe in one document that the people downwind of the Nevada test site were a “low use segment of the population.”

Government doctors and scientists tried to brainwash the public into believing a low amount of radiation was good for you. They totally ignored the truth that they knew that nuclear fallout could lead to an increased risk of cancer, heart disease, neurological disorders, immune system disease, reproductive abnormalities, sterility, birth defects, and genetic mutations which, like SV-40 monkey virus, can be passed on from generation to generation. A secret AEC document from April 17, 1947 revealed that physicians were aware of these radiation hazards but simply ignored them.

It stated, “It is desired that no document be released which refers to experiments with humans that might have an adverse effect on public opinion or result in legal suits. Documents covering such field work should be classified as ‘Secret’.”

Quite obviously these physicians ignored their sworn Hippocratic Oath promising that they would do no harm to their patients. And after 1947’s development of the Nuremberg Code of justice resulting from the Nazi war crimes trials after WWII, they most likely were breaking the law. The Nuremburg Code includes 10 principles to guide physicians in human experimentation. Go here for the 10 points of the Nuremberg code. Prior to the Nazi war crime tribunals, there was no written code for doctors other than the Hippocratic Oath, and lawyers defending the Nazi doctors tried to argue that similar wartime experiments were conducted with prisoners at the Illinois State Penitentiary where they were deliberately infected with malaria.

During the Nuremberg trials the AMA came up with its own ethical standards, which included three requirements: 1) voluntary consent of the person on whom the experiment is to be performed must be obtained; 2) the danger of each experiment must be previously investigated by animal experimentation; and 3) the experiment must be performed under proper medical protection and management. As we’ll see, the Nuremberg codes and the AMA Standards were totally ignored.

According to author Carole Gallagher’s photo-essay, AMERICAN GROUND ZERO: THE SECRET NUCLEAR WAR, many of the “downwinders” testified that the Public Health Service told them that it was their neurosis about the fallout that would give them cancer, especially if they were female. Women with severe radiation illness, hair loss, severely burned skin, were diagnosed in hospitals as “neurotic.” Other severely ill women were diagnosed with “housewife syndrome.”

When Gallagher asked a DOE spokesperson about the AEC/DOE’s practice of waiting until the wind blew towards Utah before testing nuclear bombs or venting radiation, in order to avoid contaminating Los Angeles or Las Vegas, the official answered on tape, “Those people in Utah don’t give a shit about radiation.”

Some of the secret experiments by the government included exposing Alaskan villagers to radioactive iodine in the 1960s; exposing about 800 pregnant women in the late 40s to radioactive iron to determine the effects on their fetuses; injecting newborn babies with radioactive iodine; exposing the testicles of more than 100 prisoners to cancer-causing doses of radiation that continued into the early 70s; exposing 200 cancer patients to high levels of radiation from cobalt and cesium, (the AEC didn’t stop this experiment until 1974); administering massive doses of full body radiation to cancer patients in Cincinnati’s General Hospital, at Baylor College in Houston, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New York City, and the US Naval Hospital in Bethesda; exposing 29 patients at the University of California Hospital in San Francisco to total body irradiation (100-300 rad dose) to obtain data for the military; and feeding 49 retarded teenagers radioactive iron and calcium in their cereal during the years 1946-1954. These are only a few of the horrific experiments.

It was in the 90s that the plutonium experiments were exposed by reporter and Pulitzer Prize winning author Eileen Welsome, who wrote the fabulous book, THE PLUTONIUM FILES. It was a 10 year investigation as a newspaper reporter that led Eileen to write the book. I had the pleasure years ago of tracking Eileen down and having her as a guest on the Roger Fredinburg Show.

The plutonium experiments were performed under the auspices of the government’s Manhattan Project which brought together a revered group of scientists to develop the atom bomb. It was done in Oak Ridge, TN, only 12 miles from where I live, and the radiation contamination in our area of the country is legend. Plutonium was injected or fed to subjects and it is immediately toxic to the body unlike radiation exposure that will cause illness in time.

Plutonium was not the only radioactive element used on human subjects. The Boston Project in the early 50s included the use of radioactive strontium, polonium, radium and uranium. As an aside, radium was used in the making of watches so that the numbers and dials glowed. The women that painted these watches with the radium would put the brushes in their mouths to bring them to a point before dipping again into the radium. The results were devastating cancers of the jaw, tongue, mouth, throat and internal organs from swallowing so much radioactive material. More on the results of the Radium Company employees in New Jersey.

The public was unaware that plutonium was used in the two bombs dropped on Japan until after August of 1945. The government maintained that it was essential to do plutonium experiments in order to determine if it affected employees working on the government projects. Most of the tests were on unknowing cancer patients which started in the 40s. All the experiments were a dismal failure.

In 1997, the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research concluded: “Large numbers of nuclear weapons workers have received information which systematically understates their actual exposures because the dosages were not combines.” Yet the DOE denied that many human subjects had high exposures to radiation. Despite the experimenters’ protestations that the doses were low and therefore not dangerous, many of the experiments were designed to induce harm.

Ebb Cade was a black man who worked for a cement company in Oak Ridge, TN. On his way to work with his brothers and fellow workers one morning, they passed a stalled government truck in their lane only to plow into an oncoming dump truck. Ebb was taken to the Oak Ridge Army Hospital. Ebb’s nose and lip were cut; his right kneecap, forearm, and his left femur were fractured. Other occupants injuries were not known, but the driver of the vehicle spent 9 months in the hospital. Los Alamos chemist, Wright Langham (they were working with plutonium) sent Dr. Hymer Friedell detailed instructions for an injection into Ebb Cade of plutonium. Five days after the injection, and nearly three weeks after the accident, Ebb’s bones were set. The timing of his surgery was so they could take bone samples from Ebb after the plutonium had circulated in his body. Cade developed yellow jaundice at the end of his hospital stay, and although he seemed to heal properly, only 8 years later he died at 63 of heart failure. The rest of his family outlived him by decades.


1- The Plutonium Files: America’s Secret Medical Experiments in the Cold War by Eileen Welsome (direct quotes included)
2- The Nazi Doctors and the Nuremberg Code by J. Katz
3- American Ground Zero: The Secret Nuclear War by C. Gallagher
4- A Higher Form of Killing: The Secret Story of Chemical and Biological Warfare by R. Harris and J. Paxman