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Serious Fruit Recall Hits Trader Joe’s, Costco, Wal-Mart Stores
July 24, 2014 – 1:42 am | No Comment
Serious Fruit Recall Hits Trader Joe’s, Costco, Wal-Mart Stores

 
 
 
 
 
 
Fears of possible listeria contamination have led to a national recall of whole peaches, nectarines and other fruits packed by a California company. No illnesses have been reported, but the Wawona Packing Co. has told …

New Bills Could Limit Access to Natural, Compounded Drugs
July 18, 2014 – 2:07 am | No Comment
New Bills Could Limit Access to Natural, Compounded Drugs

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The FDA has released a number of documents—draft guidances and proposed rules—that are supposed to “provide clarity” on the whole issue of compounding. These “clarifications” will severely diminish your access to many compounded medications.
The new guidances …

“Don’t Take Supplements, but Feel Free to Electrocute Your Stomach!”
July 14, 2014 – 11:51 pm | No Comment
“Don’t Take Supplements, but Feel Free to Electrocute Your Stomach!”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The FDA’s obesity “logic” hurts Americans—and endangers supplements. Action Alert!
On June 17, an FDA advisory panel moved closer to full FDA approval on VBLOC—a new implant designed to curb appetite by electrocuting stomach nerves. The device is implanted …

MSG Allergy and 3 Ways to Avoid MSG in Your Food
July 8, 2014 – 1:23 am | No Comment
MSG Allergy and 3 Ways to Avoid MSG in Your Food

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
One major reason my husband and I eat a natural diet is that he suffers from chronic migraines.
Because of his migraines, we have to avoid a lot of ingredients. For example, we never consume artificial sugar. His body …

Food Labelled ‘Organic’ Is No Guarantee of Safety—Shocking Levels of Heavy Metals in Imported Food Highlight the Danger
July 6, 2014 – 11:19 pm | No Comment
Food Labelled ‘Organic’ Is No Guarantee of Safety—Shocking Levels of Heavy Metals in Imported Food Highlight the Danger

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Heavy metal pollution makes no distinction between how crops are grown. Irrespective of whether farming practices are organic or conventional practices are used, if the likes of cadmium, arsenic, lead, nickel and mercury are in …

3 Sneaky, Dangerous New Ways Pharma Is Churning Profits
July 5, 2014 – 3:28 am | No Comment
3 Sneaky, Dangerous New Ways Pharma Is Churning Profits

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ever hear of Ankylosing Spondylitis?

If you are like most people, you have been watching “Ask Your Doctor” drug ads on TV for years. The ads, called direct-to-consumer drug advertising, have done two amazing things. They …

Report: Virtually All Food Imported Into U.S. Not Inspected By FDA
July 2, 2014 – 3:17 am | No Comment
Report: Virtually All Food Imported Into U.S. Not Inspected By FDA

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Virtually all of the food imported into the United States reaches consumers without being inspected by the federal government, putting the nation at risk of exposure to food-borne illnesses.
An investigation by FairWarning and Investigative News …

FDA OKs First ‘Exoskeleton’ to Help Paralyzed Walk
June 30, 2014 – 11:08 pm | No Comment
FDA OKs First ‘Exoskeleton’ to Help Paralyzed Walk

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
An “exoskeleton” motorized device that uses leg braces, motion sensors, motorized joints, a computer and a wireless remote control to help paralyzed people stand, sit and walk has been approved for home use by the …

FDA grapples with oversight of fecal transplants
June 28, 2014 – 2:50 am | No Comment
FDA grapples with oversight of fecal transplants

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Imagine a low-cost treatment for a life-threatening infection that could cure up to 90 percent of patients with minimal side effects, often in a few days.
It may sound like a miracle drug, but this cutting-edge …

Tobacco Companies Have Made Cigarettes Deadlier Than Ever
June 23, 2014 – 11:27 pm | No Comment
Tobacco Companies Have Made Cigarettes Deadlier Than Ever

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Over the last five decades, the tobacco industry has engineered cigarettes to be more addictive — and has also made them more dangerous.
Smokers suffer from higher risk of lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease …