The Latest on Harmful Drug-Supplement Interactions

At Doctors Health Press, we enthusiastically promote natural medicine. But, there are important health considerations when it comes to how drugs and supplements can interact, as they sometimes do so dangerously. A new study, which looked extensively at the subject, offers a clear and accurate picture of what drugs and supplements should never be combined. Continue reading

Unvaccinated People a Public Health Threat? Nope, People who Take Antibiotics Are the Real Danger

Vaccine pushers often resort to an interesting fear tactic to try to mandate vaccine obedience among the masses: They insist that those who are unvaccinated are a health threat to the rest of the vaccinated population because the vaccinated people might get infected by the unvaccinated disease carriers!

The quack logic of such a claim should be self-evident. Continue reading

That MP3 Player May be Hazardous to Your Health

A new piece of health news offers a note to on danger to those who love listening to their MP3 players. Advances in crisp audio in these ubiquitous devices have created a potentially serious health hazard. Continue reading

Put Your Medicines Up and Away and Out of Sight

Families take medications and vitamins to feel well and to stay well. But did you know that more than 60,000 young children end up in emergency rooms every year because they get into medicines when their parent or caregiver isn’t looking? Continue reading

Tanning Beds Boost Vitamin D Production

The FDA has the media and subsequently many Americans in a (perhaps unjustified) uproar about teens using tanning beds, and they are now pushing to ban tanning for people under 18. It is time to set some of this witch-hunting straight.

The ruckus comes in the wake of a report that was released last year by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the World Health Organization. The report resulted in the IARC’s changing the status of tanning beds from ‘possibly carcinogenic’ to ‘carcinogenic.’

With the same argumentation and evidence, the sun itself would fall into that category.

The media definitely talks about it as a danger,  Continue reading

Use Plants to Eliminate Deadly Toxins in Your Home

Chemicals that pose dangers to your health exist in everyday products. These VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, such as benzene and formaldehyde, are found in cleaners, pesticides, building supplies, paint, aerosol sprays, and hundreds of other products.

Many homes are now built airtight and have insufficient ventilation. This can result in a buildup of toxins from building materials, pesticides, cleaning products, and a host of other products many people use every day in their homes, such as air fresheners. With a mixture of such toxins accumulating in homes, synergistic toxicity can occur even though the actual individual levels are quite low.

Symptoms from VOCs are often mistaken for other forms of illnesses, but generally they include headaches, dizziness, nausea, eye irritation, coughing, shortness of breath, nasal irritation, and multiple chemical sensitivity.

A number of VOCs, especially chlorinated organic compounds (pesticides, herbicides, organic solvents, etc.), are associated with an increased risk of cancers of the blood and bone marrow as well as breast cancer. Fortunately, nature has a way of rejuvenating — and when it comes to improving the air quality in your home, you can rely on nature. A study by NASA shows that plants can actually remove harmful toxins, such as benzene and formaldehyde, from the air.

The following plants are the most effective for removing dangerous chemicals from the air you breathe, according to this important study:

• Philodendron scandens “oxycardium,” heartleaf philodendron

• Philodendrowdomesticum, elephant ear philodendron

• Dracaena fragrans “Massangeana,” cornstalk dracaena

• Hedera helix, English ivy

• Chlorophytum comosum, spider plant

• Dracaena deremensis “Janet Craig,” Janet Craig dracaena

• Dracaena deremensis “Warneckii,” Warneck dracaena

• Ficus benjamina, weeping fig

• Epipiremnum aureum, golden pothos

• Spathiphyllum “Mauna Loa,” peace lily

• Philodendron selloum, selloum philodendron

• Aglaonema modestum, Chinese evergreen

• Chamaedorea sefritzii, bamboo or reed palm

• Sansevieria trifasciata, snake plant

• Dracaena marginata, red-edged dracaena