Category «health beliefs»

Would Your Doctor Recommend Garlic for a Healthy Heart?

Over at Mother Jones  magazine there is an interesting post: 5 Things Your Doctor Should Tell You, But Won’t it is an interesting read.  Item #4 – There is a Cheaper and Safer Drug than the one I prescribed for you, mentions the disaster of a prescription drug Vioxx.  Remember Vioxx (rofecoxib)?  It was supposed to …

Why are Baby Boomer’s Sicker?

For the current crop of Americans, aged 46 – 67 the group lifestyle’s are not producing healthy results. A recent report states that the health of the baby boomer’s is worse than their parents (at the same age).  The researcher surmised the primary factors contributing to  declining health as poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking …

Research: The Case for Homeopathy

Plausibility and evidence: the case of homeopathy by Lex Rutten, Robert T. Mathie, Peter Fisher, Maria Goossens and Michel van Wassenhoven This paper is not just an overview of the systematic reviews, meta-analyses and other reports on homeopathy; rather it directly addresses the disagreement around interpretation of the results of these studies. Rutten and his …

Think Again About that Burger, Ground Beef Isn’t What it Used to Be.

Ground beef can be derisively referred to as “pink slime,” or what the meat industry calls “lean, finely textured beef.  Perhaps the marketing industry is proud on the “spin”.  The FDA is a government agency which appears beholding to the bottom line of business interests instead of public safety.  It seems they will rail against herbs …

Cancer patients find relief in integrative medicine services

Following is an interesting article (press release) on how integrative medicine is used alongside standard drug therapy. Note that the therapies mentioned in this are said to offset the harsh side effects of chemotherapy and boost the immune system. Later, it is stated that integrative medicine offers no cure for cancer. Cancer has been *cured* …

In Defense of Homeopathy

If the goal is improved health one would wonder why homeopathic medicine is relegated into a “fringe” category, especially in America. Homeopathy has its ardent fans who will never let it go, worldwide. The reason is simple, it works. If you have ever benefited from this therapy you would understand. Those that attack homeopathy, know …

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