Probiotics: Eight facts you should know

Probiotic consumption has increased dramatically during the past ten years—both by supplementing and by consuming specialty foods. Despite the growing popularity, though, a recent survey by nutrition company Healthspan found that there is still a great deal of confusion about them. If you’re a novice when it comes to probiotics—or even if you’ve been taking […]

Bad gut bacteria does more harm than you think

Illness and psychological disorders may result from bad gut bacteria. Your gastrointestinal or ‘GI’ tract is your body’s engine. In fact it’s sometimes referred to as the ‘second brain.’ It’s about a thirty-foot engine that begins with your mouth and ends with your anus. The body’s cells extract nutrients from food for energy, oxygen and […]

Chinese hospitals announce huge reduction in antibiotics use

Back in 1994, in the book The Coming Plague, health and science writer Laurie Garrett warned that “improper use of antibiotics” would lead to the rise of an era of superbugs—bacteria that have become immune to the antibiotics used to treat them. Today the future seems to have arrived. The mainstream medical industry is finally […]

Some alternatives to feeding the Big Pharma pill monster

We in modern life are feeding a Big Pharma pill monster, and an out of control prescription drug problem. A new study from the U.S. Department of health and Human Services (HHS) reports that Americans spent $457 billion on prescription drugs in 2015, up $100 billion since 2009, according to Business Insider. It has been a very successful few years for Big […]

Superbugs flying from factory farms

Superbugs have gone airborne, announced researchers at Texas Tech University. Antibiotic-resistant genes evolving in crowded feedlots have escaped to the air and are now capable of traveling long distances, said the scientists, who have been analyzing the particulate matter blowing over the Texas Panhandle and South Plains from the facilities. The researchers found that the particulates blowing downwind from the feedlots […]

Antibiotic-resistant superbugs a growing worry for health professionals

There are several reasons that health professionals are increasingly worried about the rapid development of antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Some even say that left unchecked, superbugs may someday kill more people than cancer. In the U.S. alone, antibiotic-resistant infections cause more than 23,000 deaths and 2 million illnesses annually. Antibiotic resistance is a natural phenomenon that happens in response […]

Obesity–and heart disease–start young these days

It’s pretty well established that childhood obesity can lead to a range of serious health problems later in life, but new research suggests the ill effects could have a much earlier impact than previously believed. Researchers at Leipzig University in Germany studied a group of 61 overweight and obese youngsters ages 8 to 21. Compared […]

Immunity boosters for flu season

Dr. Frank Lipman calls himself a ‘Health Evangelist, a Voice for Sustainable Wellness.’ He recently shared some of his top tips for natural immunity boosters to help us through the flu season. While no one has all the answers, there is much to learn about NATURAL ways that we can help ourselves, without resorting to […]

More med death

So… what do you think is the cause of most fatal  allergic reactions? Not bee or wasp stings, nor poisonous mushrooms, nuts or any of those exotic natural herbs some view with suspicion. Nope, the biggest culprit by far is Big Pharma, the Big Player in the Big Industry that now dominates the American economy—the ‘trusted,’ conventional U.S. […]

Antibiotic child/obesity link

Physicians have recognized for some time that our long love affair with antibiotics for every ill  has resulted in a dangerous resistance to antibiotics that may occasionally really be needed. Some pediatricians have become especially concerned, as many modern mothers have rushed their child off to the doctor at the first sign of sniffles. But now, reports […]