Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

This weeks Topic of the Week is on the health benefits of coconut oil. I was introduced to coconut oil several years ago by my mother, also a bodyworker and naturopath. (I followed her out to massage school in 1991 where I met Jordan, but that is another story.) One visit, she asked me if I […]

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Vitamin D Lab test

I’ve written about vitamin D, and how 75% of us are deficient in it.  While I use muscle testing to find out if a person needs vitamin D, a blood test is necessary to find out how much a person is deficient.  Unfortunately, if you don’t have the “right” insurance, this blood test can be […]

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Drugs That Deplete Vitamins

This weeks Topic of the Week When taken regularly, some frequently prescribed medications can diminish or deplete your body’s stores of important vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. If you take any medications, talk with a nutrition-oriented medical professional about whether you should add certain supplements to your daily regimen. TYPE OF DRUG EXAMPLES – NAME […]

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Osteopenia: How Merck Manufactured An Epidemic To Sell Fosamax

OK, so while the actual title of the piece over at NPR is How A Bone Disease Grew To Fit The Prescription, they could have easily used my title. Here are some choice excerpts. On defining what is Osteoporosis: “Ultimately it was just a matter of, ‘Well … it has to be drawn somewhere,’ ” […]

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Gardasil Maker Hires Ex-CDC Head To Run Vaccination Program

The revolving door of politics and business: Merck Hires Dr. Julie Gerberding to be president of their vaccine division. During her tenure as the head of the CDC, Gerberding was criticised by autism activists as a corporate shrill that pushed vaccines and ignored links between them and autism.  Here is a good overview. This is […]

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Largest Nurses Union Criticizes Senate Health Care Bill

From the article: As the NNU has said in its statement on the bill, the loopholes include: Provisions permitting insurers and companies to more than double charges to employees who fail “wellness” programs because they have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol readings, or other medical conditions. Permitting insurers to sell policies “across state lines”, […]

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Kucinich votes against H.R. 3962

Evidently Dennis Kucinich voted against the Health Care Reform Bill  H.R. 3962. Here are his reasons:   November 7, 2009 Congressman Dennis Kucinich after voting against H.R. 3962 addresses why he voted NO, stating: “We have been led to believe that we must make our health care choices only within the current structure of a predatory, […]

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Study Prompts Canada to Delay Flu Shots

“TORONTO — An unpublished Canadian study that suggests getting an annual flu shot may make it easier to contract swine flu has caused most provincial governments in Canada to postpone or limit seasonal-flu vaccination programs.” More from the article: “It found that people who got flu shots last year were about twice as likely to […]

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Save Natural Thyroid

Several brands of natural thyroid has been taken off of the shelves in recent years causing an increase in demand for the remaining brands (Armour). Here is a site dedicated to keeping these remedies available, news updates, and possible solutions for those who are unable to continue on natural thyroid. Save Natural Thyroid Coalition

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The Dangers of Cholesterol Medications

Cholesterol Drugs Depress Body Functions. Cause Pain, Loss of Mental Functions, and Even Temporary Amnesia. Statins are a class of drugs with names like Lipitor, Zocor and Crestor. Sales of these drugs are over $19 Billion per year. They are given to reduce cholesterol which is thought to prevent heart disease. Unfortunately, these drugs have […]

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Folic Acid, Heart Disease, Alzheimer’s, and Strokes

Genetic Defect May Cause Vitamin Deficiency Leading To Strokes, Alzheimer’s, And Heart Attacks. About one in 7 people have a genetic deficiency that keeps them from converting folic acid to its final usable form 5-methyl-tetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF). This gives them a folate deficiency even though they have plenty in their diet or supplements. Other causes for […]

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Vaccine used in children causing brain damage?

I’m going to print the entire article with original link: BOCA RATON, FL — Boca Raton father, Ben Zeller, says his son, Ben, Jr., was a normal 11-month-old when he received the Measles, Mump and Rubella shot in November of 2004. Within days, he had a complete febral seizure. “This was a reaction to the […]

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Upper Cervical Correction Helps Chronic Constipation– A Case Study

Americans spend over $1,300,000.00 every day on laxatives. Constipation can cause toxicity leading to headaches, back pain, and abdominal pain and distention. Several studies have shown the relationship with misalignments of the spine and internal organ function, including digestion, colic in infants, and high blood pressure. An article of the Chiropractic Research Journal, describes a […]

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How to protect yourself from the flu (pig, bird or otherwise)

With pandemic of the century pretty much died down now, and people moving on from the fear that the mainstream media has provided, you may just want to tuck this away for next fall during the start of the next flu season.  This is pretty off topic now that we know that hundreds of thousands of people […]

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Topic of the week: Swine Flu

There has been a lot of concern with the spread of the “swine flu” in the media. I want to start with some facts to diffuse the panic. First, according to the CDC, regular flu causes over 55, 000 deaths in a year in the U.S. alone. Since the outbreak of the “swine flu” pandemic, as of […]

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Perspective on vaccine – autism ruling

The February 13th ruling rejecting a link between the MMR vaccine and autism, got a lot of attention in the media. However, a week later, a different case in vaccine court awarded $800k for the care of an autistic child. Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, a local holistic osteopath, wrote a great blog on the subject here […]

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Spain Halts Gardasil Program

Spain has halted a program to have every teenage girl inoculated with Gardasil, after reports of illness.  The news report does seem linked to a particular batch of only 75,000 doses. For more on my thoughts about Gardasil Original Sources: Spain withdraws cervical cancer shot Spain Withdraws Gardasil After Illnesses   Spain Halts Gardasil Program

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Sweet Misery. Documentary on Aspartame and Nutrasweet.

In the mid 1960’s, a scientist working for the GD Searle company on an ulcer medication, tasted the powder that he was working on. He found it sweet, and this is the story of it becoming the major artificial sweetener sold today. Nutrasweet is the trade name for the chemical aspartame. Here it is:   Part 2 […]

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