ACTION ALERT — The Terminally Ill Deserve Right-to-Try Laws

Posted September 28, 2016
The FDA’s approach to drug approval means that patients die waiting for possibly lifesaving drugs.  Right-to-try laws establish the freedom for patients and their doctors to try safe therapies where the potential benefits far outweigh the risks terminal patients are eager to take.  Read moreContact your legislator to voice your opinion about this health freedom issue.  Look up your legislator at  USA.GOV.

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ACTION ALERT — The Terminally Ill Deserve Right-to-Try Laws

Posted September 28, 2016
The FDA’s approach to drug approval means that patients die waiting for possibly lifesaving drugs.  Right-to-try laws establish the freedom for patients and their doctors to try safe therapies where the potential benefits far outweigh the risks terminal patients are eager to take.  Read moreContact your legislator to voice your opinion about this health freedom issue.  Look up your legislator at  USA.GOV.

Brazil Study Raises Major Doubts About Zika-Microcephaly Link

Posted September 21, 2016
On Sept. 16, 2016, NBC News published an article by Maggie Fox titled “This Study Removes Any Doubt Zika Virus Causes Birth Defect”.1  The words “removes any doubt” are so strong, so conclusive sounding that one cannot help but be drawn to the article and the study on which it is based.  Read more.

The Overlooked Benefits of Dates

Posted on September 21, 2016
Ever wonder about the health benefits of dates?  Since antiquity, dates have been revered as a healing food, with references to their beneficial effects appearing in both the Bible and the Koran.  Read more.

What 15 Almonds a Day Can Do For You

Posted September 21, 2016
Almonds are one of those nutrient-dense foods that can be hard to stop munching on once you’re crunching on the first one or two. Whether you’re sipping on a glass of creamy homemade almond milk, taking your first bite of strawberry-topped almond meal pancakes, or enjoying stir fry sprinkled with slivered almonds, you’re not just satisfying your appetite, you’re deliciously optimizing your health.  Read more. 

9 Tips to Maintain Good Kidney Health

Posted September 21, 2016

Kidneys are bean-shaped organs located in your lower back on either side of your spine. They release hormones that regulate blood pressure and stimulate red blood cell production. They also maintain fluid levels inside you, filter waste, aid in activating vitamin D, and balance your sodium, potassium, and phosphorous.  It takes about 30 minutes for your kidneys to filter every ounce of blood inside you. It might shock you to learn that kidney (renal) failure is officially the 9th leading cause of death in the U.S. Most people don’t give kidney health much thought − until these vital organs stop working.  Read more.

GMO Labeling Law Could Stir a Revolution

Posted September 21, 2016
Big food and its allies spent roughly $100 million to counter the movement to force the labeling of foods produced with genetically modified organisms. And one could argue that they were successful: President Obama recently signed the weakest labeling law imaginable, and to most of the food movement, this felt like a loss.  But to be optimistic, perhaps rashly so, to me the law looks like a victory wrapped inside a defeat.  Read more. 

Shingles and Mother Nature’s Own Natural Vaccine

Posted September 21, 2016
According to the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC),1 shingles is more common in individuals over age 50, although those who are immunocompromised are also at risk. Fortunately, exposing yourself to the chickenpox virus in your childhood years—as well as developing it early on—may significantly lower your risk of developing shingles.  Read more.