I have my issues with the AMA. It is not an unbiased organization. However, this post is not appropriate for a number of reasons.
1) JAMA is not just an ad from the AMA, but an independent, peer reviewed journal of the highest quality.
2) The fact that one physician doesn't like the AMA or JAMA is completely meaningless. Weigh that against the vast multitude who look to JAMA for top notch research.
3) That one researcher is an expert in the autism / mercury connection? The issues of thimersol (an hg containing preservation) in vaccines and autism has been thoroughly investigated and found to be without merit. Multiple extensive studies have confirmed this. Mercury is not the cause.
4) If you want to point out our failings compared to other countries, you might want to acknowledge that the others ahead of us in health are not widely embracing alternative medicine and baking soda for cancer. They're practicing western medicine!
5) I looked into Simoncini's astonishing claims and found that he suggests that cancers are just responses to candida (yeast) infections throughout the body. Problems with this theory are innumerable:
a) yeast is easily detectable with blood cultures and other methods and cancer patients do not grow it any more than others
b) patients with known disseminated yeast infections do not develop cancer from it
c) disseminated yeast infections are usually obvious from signs of serious infection and are often fatal unless treated with antibiotics; there is no time to get cancer
d) yeast is found throughout the world as a normal occasional colonizer of our skin, airway, vaginas, etc. Cancer is not vastly more common there than where it is almost never found (eg, breast, prostate). This includes people with yeast infections who never get skin cancer or vagina cancer from it.
e) the molecular biology and real causes of cancer is getting increasingly well known. Yeast's role is not shown.
f) if any pharma company wanted to capitalize on this and it were real, they could make millions or billions. Doctors and pharma are not in some huge conspiracy to give fake cancer meds to people while withholding effective simple therapy. With your claims you are accusing pharma, the AMA, physicians including myself, and many others of conspiracy to murder cancer patients for profit. Also, the FBI arranged 9/11
g) many links praising this guy had extremely sketchy science, eg claiming bicarb could "chelate" ionizing radiation. Chelation means you bind a substance, often a metal, to a larger molecule thus keeping it from floating around and causing trouble. Chelation for copper poisoning, for example, means you infuse the chelate and it binds copper and is passed in the urine. Ionizing radiation is ... electromagnetic ... it can't be chelated... neither can any reactive oxygen radical it creates... you would need antioxidants etc for something like this. This makes so little sense it's like asking what purple tastes like.
There is really too much more to say to debunk these claims than there is time in the day to write them. I leave you with this blurb:
http://www.cancertreatmentwatch.org/rep ... cini.shtml
And this caution: if you tell people that their doctors are FOS and they abandon scientifically based therapies for magical natural cures, you will hurt and or kill them, although I don't doubt you will save many of them money. Their blood would be on your hands. Seriously. You can't just spit this stuff out without justification or an understanding of the possible ramifications.