Measles: A Rash of Misinformation

Measles Vaccines Questionsthe recent release of a provocative children’s book entitled Melanie’s Marvelous Measles, a debate has ensued regarding the effectiveness and wisdom surrounding measles vaccinations.  When I first heard about the book, I went to Amazon to order a copy for myself.  The amount of negative reviews was staggering.  People were claiming that the information was “dangerous”, “harmful” and Continue reading

Day of the Week Linked to Surgery Deaths

mondayYou may live for the weekend but if you’re planning a surgery, whether it’s a simple tonsillectomy or a risky heart valve replacement, do yourself the favor of a lifetime:

Pick ANY other day.

A frightening new study out of England shows that the day of the week Continue reading

Europe Bans Bee-Killing Neonicotinoid Pesticides: When will America Take Action?

beecolonyA major victory for the world’s bee populations has been achieved in Europe, where a majority of European Union (EU) member states voted recently to ban the use of bee-harming neonicotinoid pesticides across the entire continent for at least two years. In an overwhelming vote of 15 to 8, these member states decided that, Continue reading

Study Finds Statins Associated with Kidney Damage

lipitorStatins linked to lasting kidney damage

When it comes to buying airtime, billion-dollar drugs like Crestor, Lipitor and Zocor are giving a certain green gecko a run for his money. In fact, these days the only way to avoid the constant onslaught of commercials for cholesterol-lowering statins is to turn off your television.

But I’m hoping a new study takes some of the Madison Avenue shine off of these potentially unsafe, and possibly even deadly, Continue reading

25 Disturbing Facts about Psych Drugs, Soldiers and Suicides

We are living in an age of upside-downs, where right is wrong, fiction is truth and war is peace. Those who fight the wars are subjected to their own house of mirrors via pharmaceutical “treatments.” Instead of providing U.S. soldiers and veterans with actual health care, the government throws pills at them and calls it “therapy.” Continue reading

Analysis Finds Flu Vaccine Efficacy Lacking, as Flu Vaccines are Suspended across Europe and Canada

Story at-a-glance

  • A recent review found that flu vaccines may not offer protection as previously thought. The elderly, in particular, do not appear to receive measureable value from the flu shot. Trivalent inactivated influenza vaccines also didn’t offer much protection to children over the age of seven Continue reading

Red Meat: Is it worse than We Thought?

Shield your eyes if you love a daily dose of red meat (actually, don’t; you’re the most important target for this message). A new study has identified such meat as leading to a greater risk of cancer death, cardiovascular death, and mortality in general. These startling findings show people that keeping a diet high in red meat is simply dangerous Continue reading

Suicide Overtakes Car Accidents as Leading Cause of Injury-Related Death

Story at-a-glance

  • The primary risk factor for suicide is depression in combination with substance abuse, and this could include alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription drugs. An estimated 90 percent of those who end up taking their own lives fit into this category
  • Suicide has overtaken traffic accidents as the leading cause Continue reading

The Top 10 Breakfast Cereals Most Likely to Contain Monsanto’s GMO Corn

cerealBy now, nearly everyone interested in healthy living is aware of the recent research linking Monsanto’s GMO corn to cancer tumors and an increase risk of premature death in both men and women. News of the research is spreading like wildfire across the ‘net, and support for Proposition 37 — which seeks to label GMOs in foods — is growing by the day. Continue reading

Does a Healthy Diet Prevent Chronic Disease? CME/CE

Introduction

While overweight and obesity affect 70% of adults in the United States, only a minority of individuals report receiving dietary advice from a healthcare provider. In part this may be due to the myriad diet plans available. The current review provides a succinct and evidence-based analysis of different dietary plans Continue reading

Why Taking Pain Meds is Like Playing Russian Roulette

And How to Make Sure You’re Never a Victim of…
The Pain Killer Conspiracy

When the pain becomes too much to bear, it’s tempting to reach for the pill bottle, with little or no thought to long-term health consequences.  But taking over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription pain medications is as potentially lethal as playing a round of Russian roulette.

Pain medications, including OTCs and prescription meds, Continue reading

Prescription Drug Use Under Watch

The goal is to identify those who may abuse prescription drugs.

Software designed by a local physician to “score” patients’ risk for prescription drug abuse will be used in a federal pilot study looking at prescription practices.

NarxCheck, developed by Dr. Jim Huizenga, an emergency department doctor at Kettering Medical Center, and Eagle Software Corp., will be used in the study, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Continue reading

BEYOND ANTIBIOTICS

Beyond Antibiotics is the title of a book by two medical doctors, Keith Sehnert, MD and Lendon Smith, MD.  These gutsy authors challenge one of the most sacred cows of conventional medicine, the widespread use of antibiotics.  I have found antibiotics are very rarely needed, and most often they are very harmful.  I have drawn information from the book to write this article.

Doctors prescribe antibiotics at what can only be termed an incredible rate.  According to several studies done Continue reading

US Spends far more for Health Care than 12 Industrialized Nations, but Quality Varies

US spending linked to higher prices and greater use of medical technology, not more doctor visits or hospital stays

The United States spends more on health care Continue reading

Twenty-Seven Years Bring no Deaths from Vitamins but Three Million from Pharmaceuticals

Despite mainstream medical establishments and media outlets portraying multivitamin supplements as worthless and oftentimes toxic, vitamins have led to 0 deaths over the past 27 years. In contrast, pharmaceutical drugs were responsible for 3 million deaths, topping the death toll from traffic-related incidents. In 2009, pharmaceuticals were responsible for the death of 37,485 people nationwide.

The statistics come from the Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers’ National Poison Data System (NPDS), and the findings go against the claims of most mainstream doctors Continue reading