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Health Bars: Are They Healthy?

The last several years there has been an explosion in health bars. At first they were promoted by just companies involved in the health industry but now major corporate companies have entered the market with their versions. The change in our life style has contributed...

DHEA and Depression

Today I came across an article that described a study of the use of DHEA and depression. The researchers found that when they gave DHEA to depressed people not on anti-depressants 50% of them saw improvement with their symptoms. They were given quit a high dose (150mg...

. . . A Thorough Botch of This Job

Homeopathic history dates back to the 1830’s when Samuel Hahnemann first discovered its founding principles. It is a rich and colorful history which reveals its great curative power. In March 1929, Alfred Pulford M.D.(1863-1948) published in the Homeopathic...

Alternatives to Lipitor

Without a doubt Lipitor, Mevacor and the other cholesterol lowering medications are the highest selling drugs on the market. Patients often ask if there is an alternative way of lowering their cholesterol. Such was the case with Peggie who had a moderately high...
How Safe Are Pesticides at Home?

How Safe Are Pesticides at Home?

Children exposed to pesticides may have a twofold risk of developing cancer. According to a French study published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, infants and children exposed to indoor and outdoor insecticides and even shampoos for treating head lice had...

Phytoestrogen Benefits

The French Food Safety Agency has assessed the safety and health benefits of phytoestrogens. The term “phytoestrogens” refers to several molecules from the plant world that, although they have different structures, all show similarities to the structure of...

The End of Homeopathy

Last August , the British medical journal The Lancet proclaimed “The End of Homeopathy” in its lead editorial , based on a new analysis of earlier studies comparing homeopathy and conventional medicine to the use of placebos. The analysis on eight...

Opium

Last month our family was involved in a motor vehicle accident in which a car ran a stop sign going 50 mph and t-boned our car dead center. If it were not for the side curtain air bags I fear my wife and son who were sitting on the side of impact would have sustained...

Silence of the Quackwatchers

The American College of Chest Physicians announced in January that over-the-counter cough syrups generally contain drugs in too low a dose to be effective or they contain combinations of drugs never known to treat coughs. Columnist Julie Deardorff of the Chicago...
When Children Eat What They Watch

When Children Eat What They Watch

In the early 1950’s there was ample prime-time, family-centered programming with no advertisements. In fact, 85 children’s programs were televised per week and almost half of these programs were commercial-free. Obviously, that has changed. The average US...