Dear Dr. Carillo: Sadly, it appears that BIG
PHARMA has a "firm hold on you" -- you are "missing the point" re
The issue re studies as to whether or not melatonin has the
potential of preventing Alzheimers is separate from my appeal for
release of information to the public that may greatly reduce the rapid
rise in early onset Alzheimers (and other neurodegenerative
disorders). Obviously, it will take many years, as you
pointed out, to conduct studies through the pharmaceutical
companies. Their biggest problem re melatonin has to do
with the fact that melatonin is "not a drug" and therefor is not
regulated by the FDA. It is not in the best interests of
pharmaceutical companies to pay for studies confirming the benefits of
If the drug companies combine melatonin with "regulated
substances," the potential for adverse effects increases
dramatically. The "track record" re many medications of late
reveals how tragic such efforts actually are. The drug
companies are desperately trying to produce costly medications that do
the same thing as vitamins and supplements but continue to produce one
product after another that soon require additional warnings and in some
cases, removal from the market.
I pointed out in one of the studies I forwarded that there have
already been over 340 melatonin studies -- most likely more than that
because I was referring to references cited by only one study.
Setting aside the issue as to need for future melatonin
studies (as I stated, the big pharmaceutical companies have no reason
to promote the success of such findings), the fact that the study
re the ASTM Gene out of the genetics lab in Paris links autism-like
disorders and other neurodegenertive problems, should be reason enough
to inform the public that increasing melatonin levels may be
helpful. The Alzheimers' Organization can decide whether or
not to add "....while awaiting further studies....."
Chronic, prolonged EMF/EMR exposures even at low levels, have been
found to be a potentially cancer-causing form of pollution.
A "beginning" toward learning more about the various exposures from
cellular antennae, radio towers, high voltage powerlines, WiFi, etc.
that may save brain cells for many, would be for the Alzheimers'
Association to release some preliminary information (even tho based on
a multitude of all sorts of studies), to recommend persons simply keep
electrical and telephone items several feet away from beds.
The simple fact of the matter is that electric and telephone items
close to beds have been known for many years to cause adverse changes
to cells. Based on just the two items I have reported
-- the American Cancer Society's information from 1993 containing
a file number with "RAD" as part of that file number and the
information recommending moving electric items away from beds, should
alone be enough reason to suggest to persons that such "cost-free
action" just might help reduce symptoms and offer improved
sleep. As you know, "sleep" is a major concern
re Alzheimers' patients. The EMF booklet prepared by
utilities' communications' experts with same recommendation is further
proof that industry knows there are many reasons for concern.
You are a scientist. You know that there is very
little in science that can be proven conclusively. It is my hope
that you are a "person with a conscience" -- a person with the
intelligence and creativity to figure out a way to release some
information to the public re "prudent avoidance measures re
Best wishes in your endeavors to help others........
Take care - Joanne
Joanne C. Mueller
Guinea Pigs R Us
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