Plant medicine: 28,000 medicinal plants have now been identified by modern scientists

Plant medicine: 28,000 medicinal plants have now been identified by modern scientists. New analysis from 128,000 scientists representing twelve countries has been made public by Kew Gardens at Britain’s Royal Botanical Gardens in London. Actually, since early times plants have provided the medicinal remedies of the human race. The whole structure of modern pharmacopeia is […]

Prescription drugs can help us and kill us: a few things we should know

Prescription drugs can help us and kill us. We should be aware that opioid makers and supplier have spent $880 million in the past decade lobbying state and federal legislators to block new regulations in their addictive painkillers and make the drugs more easily available. That’s eight times as much as gunmakers spent on lobbying […]

Saving bees versus profits, politics and power

The importance of saving the continuously diminishing honeybee populations may seem like a no-brainer. However, that vital issue has become a battle of saving bees versus profits, politics and power. And even science. The mysterious bee colony collapse disorder (CCD) began more than a decade ago. At first, science working with government were regarded as the ‘saviors’ of bees. But […]

Government requires real milk to be labeled “imitation milk” if it doesn’t contain additives

In a unanimous decision on March 20, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit vindicated Ocheesee Creamery’s free speech rights when it reversed a district court’s decision that prevented the creamery from telling its customers the truth about the products it sells. Ocheesee Creamery is a small, all-natural dairy farm located in rural […]

The USDA mission started as nutrition for pioneers, changed to regulation and welfare

The USDA mission of nutrition from pioneer to modern days has undergone many transformations. Created in the late 1800s, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture distributed seeds appropriate to the many and varied climatic conditions of the vast and sprawling United States. But of course about half the U.S. population in those days were involved in agriculture to some […]

Tricky, tricky GMO labeling: The latest on H.R. 1599

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a tricky, tricky GMO labeling bill (H.R. 1599). Despite the fact that this is the first labeling mandate a reluctant Congress has approved since GMO foods were introduced in the early ’90s, there is no cause for celebration. If you are one of the 90 percent of Americans who think […]

Are statins a Scam? Do some research and decide for yourself

People have been taking statins for a long time now—Liptor, Zocor, Crestor and new ones on the market—but are statins a scam? Or are they a well-meaning mistake because of lack of knowledge about cholesterol? Statin drugs to control cholesterol were a big part of the $374 billion spent on prescription drugs in 2014. It seems […]

Vaccine industry and U.S. agencies

Is there collusion between the vaccine industry and U.S. agencies, such as the CDC and the FDA? Consumer health care researcher Catherine Frompovich thinks so, and so do a growing number of other thinkers, and families of autism patients. Frompovich and the Autism Action Network are calling for pressure on Congress and the presidential candidates […]

Pesticides and our bodies

Pesticides and our bodies are closely related. One billion pounds of pesticides annually are sprayed on U.S. crops alone, many, if not most of them containing some form of glyphosate. They are absorbed through your skin and make their way to organs, cells, urine, blood and even breast milk, causing numerous health problems Ninety percent of […]

Our largest organ and toxins that affect it

Our skin is our largest organ though we don’t think of it that way. Women, especially, make an effort to protect and treat their skin with expensive lotions and other beautifying cosmetics. Many of us eat carefully, drink carefully and exercise in order to look our healthy best. We think of organs as liver, kidney, heart etc. But the […]