The doctor cleared his throat. "I'm sorry, but I have bad news." He paused, then looked at my father. "You have cancer." In high school my dad had been an athlete, an All-American football player. Now he was sick. Very, very sick. He had difficulty breathing and was on oxygen. For eight years he needed a machine to help him breathe. No longer able to work, my father STRUGGLED to do the things you and I take for granted, such as getting out of a chair or going to the bathroom. (What FRUSTRATED him the most was not being able to play with his grandchildren.) Eventually, he could not make it up the stairs to his bedroom, so he slept downstairs on the den couch. Before too long, the couch was replaced with a hospital bed. (A Hospice nurse was there now too.) One afternoon Mom was in the kitchen. All of a sudden, she heard Dad GASPING for air. She ran into the den and saw him STARING at the ceiling. She yelled, "Breathe, Paul! BREATHE!&q
Did you know China is one of the largest exporters of drugs and vitamins? Ninety percent of all vitamin C sold in the United States is from China. The Chinese also produce fifty percent of the world’s aspirin as well as thirty-five percent of all Tylenol. The same can be said for the majority of vitamins A, B12 and E. When it comes to the Chinese vitamin market, how safe are these supplements? The industry in China appears to be split between top-notch operations and bottom-of-the-barrel producers. The United States does not require country-of-origin labels for drugs, foods or supplements. How do you know the original source of your vitamins? China also suffers from the same conflict of interest seen in the United States. Regulators have a financial interest in the industries they are supposed to regulate, inspect and protect. So how safe are your vitamins? To learn more, Click Here .