At times the battle lines seem to be drawn between orthodox and alternative. Many standard doctors are reflexively skeptical of anything other than “evidence-based” therapies. They’re just cherry-picking the data, confirming the old adage: “If you’re not up on it, you’re down on it.” But that doesn’t give some of my integrative medicine colleagues license to uncritically shun all drugs and surgery as “unnatural”. They’re practicing a form of narrow-thinking. Here are some examples of where I think the natural medicine movement has gone off the rails: Read more.
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A new rule is in the pipeline that could spell the end of your access to compounded bioidentical hormones…unless we stop it. Action Alert! Are you one of the millions of women who rely on compounded bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (cBHRT) to feel healthy and vibrant? Your ability to use compounded hormones is in serious jeopardy due to FDA paternalism. Help us fight back and protect your access to cBHRT! Read more.
Billions were sunk into the Human Genome Project and the promise of precision treatments personalised to the individual. Now many believe the money might have been better spent on public health interventions. Read more.
Taking cues from the FDA, Whole Foods Market has decided to start yanking homeopathic medicines from their own shelves. We need to speak up to defend access to homeopathy NOW! Action Alert! We have been hearing from our sources that Whole Foods Market has decided to end sales of single tube homeopathic medicines. These are the products that were in display cases in alphabetical order, but these display cases will soon be gone. Read more.
Biden has declared he will begin negotiations with respective Pharma companies over the cost of 10 drugs obtained thru Medicare. One such drug is Stelara which costs $25,497.12 every 8 weeks or $152,982.72 per year. Currently, if you are insured, your cost is $5 per dose out of pocket. However, Stelara does not give this discount to those on Medicare, Medicaid, or VA benefits. Read more.
We tend to think of fractures as merely the consequence of weak bones. DEXA bone density tests yield an estimate of the 10 year likelihood of a major fracture. We pump patients full of medications to forestall their bone loss, but it’s falls that actually precipitate most fractures. Read more.
Over the last decade, there has been an ever-increasing trend of doctors, in private hospitals, to put patients through a long list of unnecessary lab tests and the prescription of costly drugs. This nexus between doctors, pharma companies and chemists (pharmacists) has been growing out of proportion. As a result, the patients remain at the receiving end – the paying end – increasing the expenditure on healthcare by the general public exponentially. Read more.
…but we can’t afford to back off — we need to keep up the pressure. Action Alert! Have you – or any of your loved ones been using or relying on homeopathic products for your health? Do you think we should have the right to use them because they’ve been shown to be both safe and efficacious over many decades? Read more.
“If you give your child acetaminophen between the age of 12 and 18 months, you’re 20 times more likely to have … a child with autism than if you don’t give them any acetaminophen from 12 to 18 months.” A short video. View here.
The prostate gland both produces a fluid component of semen and serves as a muscle-driven switch in men between urination and ejaculation. Like our ears and nose, the prostate continues to grow with age. The normal prostate growth rate is 2.2% per year, doubling in volume every 32.6 years. Unfortunately, the prostate’s location just below the neck of the bladder, around the urethra and ejaculatory ducts, and near the rectum, affords little space for expansion. Read more.