Hormone Imbalance? Try these simple, natural solutions. If you’re just beginning the journey to optimal health and hormone balance it can seem like a daunting and confusing road to travel. Just take it one step at a time! Here are some first steps that can help you get started on hormone balance. 1. Lifestyle Are […]
It’s all over the news—diet soda increases stroke risk according to a study shared at an American Stroke Association meeting. But wait! The media is scrambling to assure everyone that it was a poorly done study and shouldn’t change people’s soda consumption. But the media is beholden to its advertisers, including those that sell diet […]
Winter is the prime time of year for sinus infections, thanks to dry indoor air. Sinusitis, or sinus infection, affects as many as 37 million Americans with symptoms such as stuffy and runny nose, sinus pain and fullness around the eyes and cheekbone, postnasal drip, sore throat, headache, trouble breathing, snoring, fatigue, puffy eyes, bad […]
How to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally Medications for high blood pressure can deplete the body of minerals important to heart function, ultimately causing more problems than they solve! Mild to moderate high blood pressure can often be successfully treated with non-drug methods. If you’re taking medicine for high blood pressure, your doctor should be monitoring […]
Lately there are a lot of news reports about research showing that estrogen reduces the risk of breast cancer. This seems to contradict the info in What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Breast Cancer. What’s the deal?
Progesterone cream works best for most hormone balancing, but the progesterone pill can be more effective for treating insomnia and catamenial epilepsy.
Truthiness in Advertising: Is Qlaira® Really a “Natural” Birth Control Pill? New oral contraceptive, Qlaira® is being marketed as “body-identical” but a closer look proves otherwise. The headline of the “consumer media” press release from Bayer Healthcare says, “Natural hormone inspires new contraceptive pill.” Really?! I thought. This could be exciting! But of course it […]
by Virginia Hopkins The research is contradictory, the benefits are debatable and the threat of drug resistant viruses is real. FLU DRUGS Oseltamivir Phosphate (Tamiflu) Zanamivir (Relenza) What Do They Do in the Body? Both drugs are neuraminidase inhibitors. They inhibit enzyme activity in flu viruses, which in turn inhibits their growth and spread. Relenza […]
Here’s the script of a TV ad for Gardasil, a vaccine for the human papillomavirus ( HPV) which may cause cervical cancer. These ads have been widely broadcast and feature hip young skateboarding and drum-playing girls just wanting to be “one less.” The Gardasil ad script is in italic type. My version of the truth, as I think it should be voiced by Merck, the manufacturer, is in normal type.