Supply-driven marketing not only turns the nation into pill-popping hypochondriacs, it distracts from Pharma’s drought of real drugs for real medical problems.
December 6, 2011 |
It used to be joked that a consultant is someone who borrows your watch to tell you what time it is. These days, the opportunist is Big Pharma, which raises your insurance premiums and taxes while providing you “low-priced” drugs that you paid for. (more…)
Artificial Sweetener Disease (ASD) is sweeping across America, affecting tens of thousands of consumers, and Western medicine calls it anything but what it really is, so that doctors can prescribe expensive pharmaceuticals and set up “check up” appointments for the following weeks. (more…)
It’s rare to see a drug that is shown, in study after study, to have remarkable and significant anti-cancer properties both in vivo and in vitro. But curcumin is such a drug, and it induces tumor apoptosis with no apparent toxicity.
To get just a sampling of how thoroughly curcumin has been studies in cancer over the past few years, consider the following. (more…)
Proposed, Experimental and Theoretical, Non-Invasive Do-It-Yourself Methods For Accomplishing Parasite, Fungal, Viral, Pathogen and Chemical Neutralization In CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME (more…)
Many experts believe that chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia are related. Fibromyalgia patients suffer more from the muscle pain than from the fatigue component; CFS patients suffer predominantly from the fatigue component. Chronic fatigue syndrome is generally thought to be associated with the Epstein-Barr virus, a virus that belongs to the herpesvirus family. About 90 percent of all adults carry this virus. (more…)
Modern exhaustive diseases such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue and are estimated to affect more about seven million US citizens. These syndromes are variously diagnosed, but always include depleted physical function, weakness, exhaustion and general malaise. Sleep deprivation(ironic as that sounds) is not uncommon. Natural treatments for modern exhaustive diseases are highly effective. For the person who understands how the body becomes depleted, the path back to full health is possible and likely.
Other symptoms of modern exhaustive disease include feeling tired for more than one day after physical or mental exertion, forgetfulness, generalized pain and aches, feeling tired after sleeping, pain and stiffness in joints or their surrounding tissues without swelling or redness, swollen or tender lymph nodes under arms, headaches of a new type, sore throat, visual disturbances, night sweats/chills, irritable bowel, dizziness and psychological symptoms.
Joint pain—it’s one of the top complaints I see in my practice. Whether it’s full-blown osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia or your garden-variety wear and tear, nearly all of my patients over the age of 60 suffer from some type of joint pain.
Here’s some good news: You don’t need to rely on Big Pharma for relief!
Hyaluronic acid can lubricate stiff joints and reduce arthritis pain. Also known as glycosaminoglycan, this lubricating fluid is related to another joint-friendly nutrient, chondroitin. And it’s naturally found in both our joints and our skin. (more…)
For sufferers of hyperthyroidism, heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, Alzheimer’s, ADHD, memory problems, chronic fatigue syndrome, and a whole host of other conditions, the supplement carnitine has promising potential for healing.
Carnitine, a substance derived from amino acids, is an important ingredient in many of the body’s cells. After it is produced in the liver and kidneys, it is then delivered throughout cells in the brain, heart, muscles, and even male sperm, where it helps to convert fatty acids into energy. By metabolizing fats into energy, it optimizes the functions of all of the body parts it serves. Carnitine is found primarily in animal meat, but is also absorbed in lesser amounts through nuts, dairy and asparagus. As the main source of L-Carnitine is red meat, which is unhealthy in abundant amounts (due to antibiotic contamination, fat content, genetic modification, etc.), supplementation is highly recommended for its absorption. Even with a well-balanced diet, it is felt that achieving an adequate amount of carnitine can be challenging without supplementation. (more…)
Fisetin is a unique polyphenol flavonoid that has demonstrated a high level of neuro-protection along with improvement of memory. A standardized extract of fisetin is now undergoing extensive scientific studies by the Salk Institute for Biological Studies to prove its value for general brain health. A patent has already been issued, entitled “Methods of Using Flavonoids to Enhance Memory.” It appears that fisetin is another useful nutrient tool in the preservation of cognitive well being. (more…)