Another scandal hits the CDC

One of the major themes of this blog is that only you can control your own health. And this point has been brought home once again as one of the supposed “protectors” of our health—the Centers For Disease Control—has been hit with another scandal regarding fraudulant information. The latest scandal appears to be the deliberate cover-up […]

Your blood pressure and ‘White Coat Syndrome’

Roughly 10 to 20 percent of adults in the U.S. suffer from “white coat syndrome,” which means that their blood pressure spikes when they visit the doctor—due to the actual stress of a medical check. This, of course, leads to a high rate of inaccurate blood-pressure readings, additional doctor visits, and unnecessary medicating. Typically patients with […]

U.S. consumes 37% of the world’s pharmaceutical drugs

Worldwide pharmaceutical sales are now well over $800 billion per year. And sadly, the U.S., with only 4% of the world’s population, consumes 37% of these drugs. The U.S. also leads the world in the consumption of illegal drugs, but it is the so-called “legal” pharmaceuticals that cause over 100,000 deaths per year. Sadly, much of […]

Ron Paul is Right: Why His Health Choice Bills are Important to Our Future

2012 presidential candidate, Dr. Ron Paul, is a staunch advocate of personal liberty, and has been dubbed “Dr. No,” as he is the only member of Congress that will support no federal legislation that is not in line with the U. S. Constitution.  He is also the only candidate publicly voicing and acting upon his […]

Pink marketing

We’re barely half-way through 2011’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and most of us in the nutrition industry are already sick of the pink marketing. Why? Because the Pink campaign is more about selling mammograms and pharmaceutical chemicals than it is about bringing “awareness” to the root causes of breast cancer. Moreover, the Pink Campaign does […]

A different slant on cancer “awareness”

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and once again the national marketing is upon us—marketing that extols the virtues of purchasing any number of cancer-causing products in the name of building “awareness” about breast cancer. If you really want to build cancer awareness—of all forms of cancers—it would be best to start with understanding […]

Only you can fortify your body against infectious disease

Not quite 50 years ago the Surgeon General of the United States boasted, “The war against infectious disease has been won.” Fast-forward to 2011 and we find that not only has it NOT been won, but it is one of the nation’s top killers. Why, in this enlightened age of mandatory vaccines, fortified foods, pasteurized […]

Exercise works as well as preventitive drugs for migraine sufferers

Last year several new studies added to the long list of exercise benefits by demonstrating that exercise worked as well, or better, than medication in combating depression. Now, new research is showing that it benefits migraine victims too. The research, from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden,  showed that migraine sufferers who pedalled on an exercise bike for […]

Acerola cherry, the vitamin C powerhouse

A THM Feature Article We all know how important vitamin C is to good health, and chances are the first fruit most of us equate with this vital nutrient is the orange. No doubt about it, a fresh orange is a fine source of vitamin C. But consider this: a cupful of orange slices contains […]