Since 1997, when the United States became one of only two developed nations that allows direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising, addiction to prescription drugs and prescription drug overdoses have quadrupled (Real Leaders, 2016). In fact, last year, deaths due to prescription drug overdoses surpassed 50,000 per year, dwarfing the number of deaths due to motor vehicle accidents (37,757) and to gun violence (36,252) (Chicago Tribune, 2016). Read more.
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The screws continue to tighten on compounded bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (cBHRT), the future of which is in peril. We need your help to support a US Senate sign-on letter telling the FDA NOT to limit access to these treatments. Action Alert! A letter being circulated in the Senate by US Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Roger Marshall (R-KS) urges the FDA to enact policies that allow patients to continue using compounded bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (cBHRT). Read more.
Sepsis is one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide and also one of the leading causes of death in intensive care units. It is an overreaction of the immune system to any viral, bacterial or fungal infection acquired in the community or in the hospital and is a common pathway to death from many different infectious diseases. Respiratory infections, (including severe colds, influenza or covid-19), pneumonia, ventilator-associated pneumonia, infections of the digestive system (including diarrhoeal diseases), urinary system or bloodstream and wound infections are among the leading causes of this life-threatening syndrome. Read more.
Is anxiety affecting your life negatively? Don’t fret — you can soothe your spirit and hunger with these five anxiety-relieving foods that are good for your body and your mood. Read more.
Finding safe and truly effective weight loss drugs has long been the Holy Grail of Big Pharma. Along with cures for cancer, Alzheimer’s, and other scourges, a panacea for obesity ranks high among its priorities. With over half of Americans exceeding optimal weight, and amid a worldwide trend of surging pounds, a breakthrough would be a big deal. Read more.
In the U.S. alone, 40 million adults take statin cholesterol-lowering medications in the mistaken belief that this will reduce their risk of heart disease.1 But lowering your cholesterol is not the panacea to heart health that you’ve been led to believe. View here.
Compounded bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (cBHRT) is in peril. Help support a sign-on letter in Congress telling the FDA NOT to limit access to these treatments. Action Alert! The letter, circulated by Reps. Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and Michael Burgess (R-TX), draws attention to many of the issues with the FDA’s process we’ve discussed in our Pulse newsletter in the past, urging the FDA to enact policies that allow patients to continue using cBHRT. Read more.
On April 26, 2023, the FDA approved Vowst for the prevention of recurrence of Clostridioides (formerly known as Clostridium) difficile infection (CDI).  There are approximately 500,000 cases of CDI each year in the United States, leading to 10,000 – 15,000 deaths per year. It is the most common hospital acquired infection. Read more.
Millions around the world have, and no doubt will continue to receive Botox injections, but this increasingly popular ‘beauty’ strategy has a dark side: it doesn’t only deaden facial nerves and muscles; it may also alter human cognition, emotion, and possibly empathy as well. Read more.
Regulating insulin resistance is better than using insulin injections for type II because insulin produces hyperinsulinemia which is not good for people. It is my contention that using benfotiamine to lower insulin resistance stops the side effects of hyperinsulinemia. Thiamine loss can be caused by several circumstances. Having a diet heavy in processed cereals and white rice causes the body to eject thiamine when it is needed for heart output. Thiamine deficiency symptoms include weakened heart muscle and even heart failure. Read more.