Month: April 2020

New Black Box Warning on Allergy Medication Montelukast (Singulair)

New Black Box Warning on Allergy Medication Montelukast (Singulair) On March 4, 2020 the FDA decided to add a new black box warning on the popular allergy medication  Montelukast (Singulair).   This is the most prominent warning it can impose on a medication. The reason it was added was due to serious mental health side effects …

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Reproductive Milestones Are Under Assault Part 4 of 4 – How To Reduce Risk

Reproductive Milestones Are Under Assault Part 4 of 4 – How To Reduce Risk Eating organic food and reducing chemical exposure can reduce your body’s burden of hormone-altering chemicals.  Here are some steps to take: Eat organic, especially when eating fatty foods, as chemicals tend to store in fat. Don’t store food or water in …

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Reproductive Milestones Are Under Assault Part 3 of 4 – Pregnancy Hormones

Reproductive Milestones Are Under Assault Part 3 of 4 – Pregnancy Hormones One of the most sensitive and critical windows of vulnerability at which the chemicals in our environment have more potent consequences is in the womb during pregnancy.  The first study to look at prenatal exposure to hormone-altering chemicals found that the more chemicals …

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Reproductive Milestones Are Under Assault Part 2 of 4 – Causes

Reproductive Milestones Are Under Assault Part 2 of 4 – Causes Some study authors are considering the abundance of endocrine-disrupting chemicals in our environment as an explanation for the newest worldwide trend towards an earlier onset of puberty, menarche, perimenopause, and menopause, as well as lowered testosterone levels in young men.  Cosmetics have been linked …

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Reproductive Milestones Are Under Assault Part 1 of 4 – Early Puberty

Reproductive Milestones Are Under Assault Part 1 of 4 – Early Puberty Girls are sexually maturing (puberty) and menstruating (menarche) at younger and younger ages.  Historically, menarche occurred between 15-17 years of age.  Puberty and menarche ages began to decline in the 1950’s, remaining stable at an average age of 12.  This began occurring shortly …

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Where Did Covid-19 Come From?

Where Did Covid-19 Come From? Scientific studies around the world are exploring the pangolin, a mammal also called the scaly anteater, as the possible intermediate carrier of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.  These studies suggest that bat and pangolin coronaviruses recombined at some point to form the virus that became SARS-CoV-2.   Bats still appear to be the …

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Notes from the Front Lines of Covid-19 in a New York City Hospital – Part 3

Notes from the Front Lines of Covid-19 in a New York City Hospital – Part 3 Another Day from a Doctor’s Perspective (Note: Dr. Pfau’s son is a physician working in a Brooklyn, NY hospital. These are excerpts from his texts). On Friday, NYC had 57,000 confirmed cases, more than one-fourth of all cases in …

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Human Papillomavirus Vaccination and Declining Birth Rates

Human Papillomavirus Vaccination and Declining Birth Rates Data representing 8 million 25 to 29 year old women in the U.S. show an association between lower pregnancy rates in women who had the HPV vaccine compared to women who did not receive the shot.  The study’s author stressed that the study did not prove causation, because …

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