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Are Dietary Supplements Working for You?

submitted by: admin on 05/17/2015
  People who take dietary supplements tend to believe that this will make them healthier and they they can take more risks with an unhealthy lifestyle because of it. Knowing which supplements and when to use them is a complicated skill. There is no treatment more effective at maintaining good health than a healthy lifestyle. There are many instances...

Aroma Regulates Satiety

submitted by: admin on 05/26/2015
Low fat foods feed right into the public's preoccupation with high calorie foods and weight management. However, as we're finding out, this doesn't work! A study out of the University of Vienna studied the effect of  four different fats and oils that were added to yoghurt over a three month period to see if it made a difference whether they consumed...

Big Pharma Kickbacks to Pediatricians

submitted by: admin on 11/19/2018
Antidepressants in kids are poorly regulated by the FDA even though their safety and effectiveness is debatable. Forrest Labs was caught bribing pediatricians with grants, speaking engagements, dinners, etc. This is the rule rather than the exception. Profit is the bottom line that determines what Big Pharma will do to sell whatever they can.

Biocranial System of Healing with William LaVelle

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
This system claims to supersede all systems of healing and it is proposed to be the primary functional system that regulates body function. It is a system that looks at the relationship of the 22 cranial bone to one another.      

Bringing Medicine to Third World Countries

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Big pharma uses third world countries to test their drugs on. They do this because it is cheaper and they have far more latitude in taking risks with those people who agree to participating in the clinical trials. The WHO should step up to the plate to monitor these experiments, but so far this has not happened. When people are harmed by the trials, this process...

Can the Government Keep a Close Watch on Insurance?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
During the early post-health care reform era, HHS claimed to be keeping a close watch on insurance companies to make sure they comply with their new regulations. There is great reason to doubt that this will be so easy in view of how insurance companies had such a powerful influence in protecting their interests.    

Codex Alimentarius with Dr. Richard Kunin

submitted by: admin on 11/19/2018
The government is regulating medicine in ways we wish they wouldn't. There has been a lot of controversy about where medicine should go and how it should function.  Unfotunately, a lot of the economics of medicine dictates how medicine is practiced. In this Prescriptions for Health Fastrack with guest Dr. Richard Kunin, Dr. Len looks at "Codex...

Cosmetic Ingredient Review by the FDA with Stacy Malkan

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  The cosmetic trade association does cosmetic ingredient reviews. The organization is composed of cosmetic manufacturers and people who they select to review their products for safety issues. The conflict of interest has led to a very poor job and for the most part this industry is not adequately regulated; the fox is guarding the hen house. There are...

Cough and Cold Medications for Children

submitted by: admin on 11/19/2018
There is little evidence showing that any over the counter cough and cold medications change the course of a cold. Yet there are clear dangers related to them and the FDA is at last looking at this issue. The topic is reviewed.

Cultivating an Appetite You Can Trust with Julie Motz

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
The dream of every overeater is how can I have a normal appetite. Deprivation is not the right concept for successful weight loss. What is in the way of successfully regulating your appetite is addressed. Julie discusses these ideas.            

Do We Overuse Heart Scans?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Medical radiation is dangerous and heart scans should not be used unless clearly needed because of the risk of cancer. Conflicts of interest lead to it being overused. The accuracy and reliability are also in question.          

Epidemic of Failing Artificial Hips

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Tens of thousands of metal on metal artificial hips are failing years earlier than expected and are requiring a second surgery to take the old device out and put in a new one. There has been no tracking system to follow how they do, although after the fact a tracking system is being implemented by orthopedists now. This is coming at a price of about $1 billion....

FDA and USDA Are Not Protecting Our Food

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  The FDA and USDA are not protecting our food supply. Melamine, lead, mercury, and diethylene glycol are examples of what can get into our food supply. The melamine and diethylene glycol stories are discussed.              

FDA Regulation of Off Label Drugs

submitted by: admin on 11/19/2018
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FDA Supplement Regulation

submitted by: admin on 11/19/2018
Should supplements be regulated by a competent FDA is a legitamate question. There are too many false claims on supplements and regulation is limited by the FDA. There is also a political aspect involving Big Pharma, physicians, and the supplement industry that gets heated. There are about 10,000 hospitalizations caused by use of supplements, but millions from...

Food Additives are Poorly Regulated by the FDA

submitted by: admin on 08/23/2013
  The August of 2013 issue of the journal, Internal Medicine, reviewed 451 voluntary reports from food manufacturers regarding the safety of their food additives and discovered that the reports were created by the manufacturers or their payed representatives. Of the 451 reports, 22% were made by a company employee, 13% by employees of manufacturer-hired...

Government Regulation of Food

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
Food poisoning is relatively common in the US. The FDA does little to prevent this from happening because it suffers from both underfunding and conflicts of industry with Big Agra.        

Gut Microflora Regulate Immunity

submitted by: admin on 03/31/2015
  A study from the Mayo Clinic published in the PloS ONE in June of 2012 showed that the gut microflora regulate the immune system and may be directly related to autoimmune disorders such as ulcerative colitis, and diabetes. In fact, the gut microbiome may be used as a biomarker for this predisposition and it may be possible to prevent autoimmune diseases...

Healthy Cosmetics, Vicki Saputo, RN

submitted by: admin on 09/23/2013
  We are more concerned with how we look than how safe the products we put on our skin are. Cosmetics are not regulated to protect us as they should. Most products contain many toxic chemicals that are absorbed through the skin and poison the body for years. Nurse Vicki reviews these issues and offers suggestions of what you can use to be safe and still...

Is it DNA or Lifestyle that Regulates our Genes?

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  The December issue of the journal Aging Cell reported that molecular changes causing cancer are related to our genes and are driven mainly by aging, but are also dictated by what we eat, how much we weigh, and levels of vitamin D, selenium, and folic acid. This study out of Newcastle University in the UK showed that aging had the biggest effect on...