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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“Tablets should be part of a baby’s world from birth”, claims Professor Annette Karmiloff-Smith, a highly influential developmental and cognitive scientist whose study found that getting your toddler to scroll through a digital tablet actually improves their motor skills. And – I hear you ask: what about the accompanying risks? Shall we just ignore them? Let’s face it – our kids’ tablets provide such a useful means of keeping the little ones occupied, giving stressed parents a break. Read more.
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.
Stop drug companies from stealing products that give us years on our lives. Action Alert! Earlier this year, ANH-USA and the Natural Products Association (NPA) submitted a Citizen’s Petition to the FDA urging the agency to reverse its determination that nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) is not a legal dietary supplement. Late in August, the agency responded to our petition…saying it needs more time to reach a decision. This inaction is disappointing, but not surprising. Read more.
If you care about the future health of the human species, you should read this absorbing book by the world-renowned expert on the subject of aluminum, Dr. Christopher Exley, who has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers on the subject. Read more.
The maternal mortality rate in the United States is the highest of all developed nations and has been steadily rising since the 1990s. By definition, maternal mortality includes women who die during pregnancy, childbirth, or 42 days after birth during the postpartum period. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has deemed this climbing maternal mortality rate a public health crisis and the Biden administration has announced a call to action to improve health outcomes. Read more.
Kiwifruit, which is widely cultivated in New Zealand, California, Italy, Chile, France and Greece, is known for its wealth of essential nutrients, antioxidants and other beneficial plant compounds. The well-documented health benefits of this superfruit are definitely something you shouldn’t miss out on. Read more.
Anti-hunger groups are calling on Congress to protect the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – as negotiations continue on the massive 2023 farm bill, due this fall. SNAP, known in California as Cal Fresh, provides an average benefit of $6 per person per day. Luis Guardia – president of the Food Research and Action Center – said he wants SNAP benefits to be higher, and more accessible. Read more.
A new report from Friends of the Earth explores the potential implications of this novel use of genetic engineering, something that is fundamentally different from the genetically engineered (GE) crops that have been the center of debate for decades. Microbes can share genetic material with each other far more readily than crops and can travel great distances on the wind. The genetic modifications released inside GE microbes could move across species and geographic boundaries with unforeseen and potentially irreparable consequences. 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.