Archive for September, 2010

Ghostwriting

There is a fascinating and important recent article in the Public Library of Science (PLoS) medical journal that addresses the topic of ghostwriting in medicine. The “peer-reviewed” medical literature is nearly universally held up as the gold standard for medical research.  The end all, be all, for evidence based inquiry into and reasoned discussion of […]

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Could Sulfur Deficiency be a Contributing Factor in Obesity, Heart Disease, Alzheimer’s and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

In today’s post we have part one of a three part guest posting series from MIT computer science professor Dr. Stephanie Seneff.  Prior to Stephanie forwarding this essay along to me, to be quite honest, I hadn’t given sulfur much of a thought in terms of its health effects.  Yet it is an essential nutrient […]

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Stay Away From Chemotherapy and Radiation

STAY AWAY FROM CHEMOTHERAPY AND RADIATION By Dr. James Howenstine, MD. November 21, 2009 NewsWithViews.com For many years it has been known to well informed individuals within the medical community that chemotherapy and radiation were quite toxic and essentially worthless in the management of malignancies. This information is carefully covered up by our controlled media […]

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Frankenfish

The Atlantic has a good write-up about the ongoing genetically engineered salmon debate.  Union to FDA: Say NO to Genetically Modified Salmon Michael Hansen, Senior Scientist at the Consumers Union. “FDA requires new animal drugs to be shown to be safe for animals, humans, and the environment. This has not been shown for the GE […]

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Salt Fluoridation: The Big Lie Continued

In the last couple posts I presented the case that restricting sodium intake is not worth worrying about and may likely do more harm than good.  Interestingly, I since found that Dr. Michael Eades, MD on his blog did a post in 2006 on this same topic.  In Another One Bites the Dust, Dr. Eades […]

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Is Salt Good for You? Part II

In part I we discussed the clinical condition of hyponatremia and a few other reasons to consider that efforts to lower salt intake may not always be the wisest thing to do. In this part we are going to take up the question of just “Who is Salt?”  Sorry, not planning to turn this into […]

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Is Salt Good for You? Part I

“Hold the salt” has been a common refrain of health conscious consumers for quite some time now.  This has been due to the highly successful campaign of the American Heart Association and others announcing to the public that higher salt intake leads to higher blood pressure and higher blood pressure leads to cardiovascular disease.  I’ve […]

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Vitamin C Video

This showed up in my inbox a few days back from Dr. Thomas Levy, MD JD, author of Curing the Incurable: Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins, among other books.  Its about 15 minutes and is yet another intriguing and amazing datapoint concerning the potential therapeutic utility of high dose intravenous vitamin C therapy.  Can’t […]

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Health Around the Web

Been away from the site for awhile.  Sorry, I have been writing a fair amount but it has been towards a book looking at all (some?) of the changes that have come about due to a “modern” diet, i.e “The 100 Year Diet” idea.  There really is quite a lot to it and it is […]

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