Sex, Lies and Vegan Medicare Fraud

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Subject: Sex, Lies and Vegan Medicare Fraud
Date: November 22nd 2019
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Sex, Lies and Medicare Fraud

An $84.5 million settlement agreement named vegan cardiologist Joel Kahn as one of eight physicians allegedly participating in illegal activity.

The US Department of Justice independently investigated and determined that Kahn had participated and benefitted from a kickback scheme involving illegal billing of Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE.

Today we look at unethical behavior by Dr Kahn and what this means about his trustworthiness as a physician. And we evaluate his use of low quality research to promote DHA supplementation.

From the Dept of Justice release on the legal case involving Dr Kahn: "Both the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law are intended to ensure that physicians’ medical judgments are not compromised by improper financial incentives and instead are based on the best interests of their patients."

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Supplements Promote Prostate Cancer

What happened when esteemed researcher, Dr. Dean Ornish, added four supplements to his low-fat, vegan, prostate cancer-reversal diet?

He reversed prostate cancer!

But later research has shown that the supplements Ornish used were useless or - worse - actually increase prostate cancer risk.

The result is an important lesson on why using supplements to prevent disease is risky - and a lesson about the diet that provides optimal protection from cancer.

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Are Esselstyn, Barnard and McDougall "Dangerous?"

Dr. Joel Fuhrman says Drs. Esselstyn, McDougall and Barnard are "irresponsible" for not recommending DHA supplements. Fuhrman maintains that people following advice from such experts will get dementia.

Fuhrman peddles a DHA supplement to the vegan community - is his DHA marketing legal?

The Federal Trade Commission stopped CVS Drugs from making "illegal and fraudulent" claims that DHA supplements prevent dementia. CVS was successfully sued by the Center for Science in the Public Interest and must now pay millions for what CSPI termed deceptive DHA scaremongering.

Dr. Michael Klaper has stopped taking or recommending DHA supplements due to research showing increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer in a subset of men with higher DHA blood levels.

Additionally, Dr. Klaper notes there is no research showing low DHA causes dementia, or that taking a DHA supplement would prevent it.

Dr. Michael Greger of has stated that the scientific quality of DHA supplement research is "a one on a scale of one to ten" - meaning he believes DHA supplement research is extremely weak. All of these topics are discussed in today's video.

Watch now (27 minutes):



DHA Reconsidered - Michael Klaper MD

Dr. Klaper writes: In recent years, I have been taking DHA, a long-chain, omega-3 fatty acid, as a supplement form in the hopes of preventing dementia and have been recommending others do the same.

However, I no longer take DHA and no longer recommend others take it.

Watch full video from Dr. Klaper (7 minutes):




Peas and Love,
Jeff & Sabrina Nelson

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