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Food allergies cost $500 million a year, says study

 

Doctor visits, hospital care and lost work days account for the price tag

Reuters May 5, 2011

Visits to the doctor’s office make up the bulk of the medical costs, researchers estimate, amounting to at least $118 million.

Food allergies among children have climbed 18 percent from 1997 to 2007, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Hay fever? Don’t forget to check your plate

Today, about four of every 100 Americans suffer from the exaggerated immune response, which can be triggered by peanuts, milk, eggs and… Continue reading

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Achieving Health
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New book gives readers therapeutic options designed to keep them out of the doctor’s office

The truth about healthy living often conflicts with common medical beliefs

Quote start“People have sometimes asked if I’m a proponent for ‘alternative health care’”, said Frieders. “On the surface, the answer is ‘yes’”Quote end

Aurora, IL (PRWEB) April 27, 2011

According to author Larry J. Frieders, we live in an over-medicated society, and it’s getting worse by the day. In his experience as a pharmacist, which spans four decades, he has become disgusted with what passes for health care in… Continue reading

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Why does your doctor hate alternative medicine?

That’s the question TV shows and outspoken celebs keep asking, but the truth is far more complicated than that

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Dr. Oz

On his popular TV show last week, Dr. Mehmet Oz ran a segment titled “Why Your Doctor Is Afraid of Alternative Medicine.” The show pitted Oz (who has found himself under fire for dubious doctoring) against Dr. Steve Novella, a Yale neurologist and blogger who is skeptical of alt-med treatments.

Who won? You can watch the videos for yourself… Continue reading

File photo illustration of pills. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

File photo illustration of pills. Credit: Reuters/Jacky Naegelen

By Frederik Joelving

NEW YORK | Wed May 4, 2011 6:43pm EDT

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Data that could save money and help doctors make smarter treatment decisions are often unavailable at the time new medicines hit the market, according to U.S. researchers.

In a study out Tuesday, they found nearly a third of new drug approvals from the Food and Drug Administration included no data on how well the medications compare with existing alternatives.

“Even when these things are accessible, it’s… Continue reading

 

Health Freedom Alliance

 

The Medical Paradigm Is Fatally Flawed

Submitted by Lois Rain on April 20, 2011 – HealthFreedoms.org

When one is entrenched in a paradigm, it is difficult for those involved or simply outside observing to pinpoint its makings. A major example, why do the common medical practices touted to help us actually harm us when there are plenty of non-harmful methods? Why are some of the prevailing preventative measures those that cause the issues we were trying to prevent? Where is the common sense with both the medical establishment and those who trust its tenants… Continue reading

Monsanto’s New GM Soy to Grow “Fish Oil”

Submitted by Lois Rain on April 22, 2011 – HealthFreedoms.org 

Monsanto has a strange way of trying to regain a flagging popularity. But, they have the FDA on their side as they are just one approval away from flooding the market with their new GM soy that produces omega-3 fatty acids. FDA approval seems likely as the new soy is GRAS (generally recognized as safe by the FDA). The soy was bioengineered by inserting two genes: one from a flower and one from a red bread mold.

Even though Monsanto… Continue reading

USDA to Let Monsanto Perform Its Own GMO Studies

Submitted by Lois Rain on April 22, 2011 – HealthFreedoms.org

 

Last summer, Federal Judge Jeffrey White rebuked the USDA for its continual approval of new GM seeds without proper environmental impact studies; a violation of the National Environmental Policy Act. The USDA continues to run over the legal system and approved the novel GM sugar beet crops anyway. Their rationale? A GM sugar beet ban might cause sugar prices to rise…

A probing environmental impact evaluation of Roundup Ready sugar beets would most likely be harsh, right? Cross-pollination and RoundUp… Continue reading

 Written by: Judy Dudiak

 I hope you are watching Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution on ABC. With all the work I’ve been doing on News For The Proactive, I haven’t had time to catch up on important TV viewing until yesterday when I watched the first two episodes. 

First, I was very embarrassed as a U.S. citizen to have this young man from England come here to save our children – and then to watch bureaucracy at its worst made me cringe to my scalp.

I am shocked and dismayed at the level of food… Continue reading

Great resources and information on a few herbs. Click on graphic at the left to view more. Click on the download graphic for a pdf of all listed. This information should not be construed as medical advice.

N C C A M: The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

 for Alternative Healing

  • Acai
  • Feverfew
  • Mistletoe
  • Aloe Vera
  • Flaxseed and Flaxseed
    Oil
  • Noni
  • Astragalus
  • Garlic
  • Peppermint Oil
  • Bilberry
  • Ginger
  • Red Clover
  • Bitter Orange
  • Ginkgo
  • Sage
  • Black
    Cohosh
  • Ginseng (Asian)
  • Saw Palmetto
  • Cat’s Claw
  • Goldenseal
  • Soy
  • Chamomile
  • Grape Seed Extract
  • St. John’s
    Wort
  • Chasteberry
  • Green Tea
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Cranberry
  • Hawthorn

WebMD: Better Information. Better Health. 

 

There are many sources of alternative pain management on the Internet and this is one very credible source. Here is a little of what they say about alternative pain management. Click on the title to read the rest and more.

 

Pain Management: Alternative Therapy

 

The term alternative therapy, in general, is used to describe any medical treatment or intervention that has not been sufficiently scientifically documented or identified as safe and effective for a specific condition. Alternative therapy encompasses a variety of disciplines including acupuncture, guided imagery, chiropractic treatment, yoga, hypnosis, biofeedback, aromatherapy, relaxation, herbal remedies,… Continue reading

Almost Half of Americans Take At Least One Prescription Drug

Half of elderly take three or more

By , About.com Guide

Is America the most medicated nation on Earth? Could be, according data just released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) showing that at least half of all Americans takes at least one prescription drug, with one in six taking three or more medications.

“Americans are taking medicines that lower cholesterol and reduce the threat of heart disease, that help lift people out of debilitating depressions, and that keep diabetes in check,” said HHS… Continue reading

 From ABC New

Prescription Painkiller Use at Record High for Americans

PHOTO: Vicodin pills spilling on to the table.
 
Vicodin use has grown rapidly in America. Today it is the most popular drug in the country. Workbook Stock/Getty Images
 
By JIM AVILA (@JeffreyKofman) and MICHAEL MURRAY
April 20, 2011
 
It is unclear if Americans are suffering from more pain than ever, but they are definitely getting more prescriptions for it. The use of Vicodin, the most popular pain relief drug in the country, has grown dramatically from 112 million doses prescribed in 2006, to 131 million in the U.S.… Continue reading

 

The Effectiveness of Whole Earthen Resources and the Dangers of Iodine Therapy

 by Michael King

Clay
Clay of all kinds in the bath, on the body and taken internally is recognized (albeit quietly) as being the fastest and most effective way to remove all forms of radiation from the body.

Sacred Clay (pyrophyllite), due to its exceptionally small particle size and high electrolyte content outperforms your standard bentonites, zeolites, illites and montmorillonites – although each of these clays are able to produce significant benefits in the area of radiation detoxification, and continue to be highly recommended… Continue reading