Cleansing the Skepticism Surrounding Detoxification Diets

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A recent article published in The Science of Biology espouses the anti-detoxification views of Professor David Bender, professor emeritus of nutritional biochemistry at University College London. In his article, titled The Detox Delusion, Professor Bender claims that detoxification is a “meaningless marketing term,” even potentially dangerous to your health and unnecessary as a dieting tool. He further states, “I am not sure what ‘self-healing’ is and the idea of ‘raised energy levels’ is nonsense.” Continue reading

Risk of Heart Disease Increased by Use of Antidepressants

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Depression is a known side effect of cholesterol- lowering statin drugs. Last year, we reported on two separate studies, which both suggested that statin drugs might affect intelligence, cause depression and even raise the risk of suicide. Now researchers are speculating that antidepressants may act synergistically with depressive symptoms to increase the risk of heart disease.

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Previously, we told you how certain antidepressants (called tricyclic antidepressants) are linked to a 35 per cent increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).  Continue reading