The Amazing Story of Anastasha – Part 5

Alternative Medicine, Bioethics, Children's Health, Parenting
Each Monday, we have all been awaiting the update from from Craig and Tonya DeLisi about their unborn child Anastasha, who has been diagnosed, via ultrasound, with anencephaly, for which there is no cure or treatment. I hope you'll join with me in keeping the DeLisis in your prayers. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. ~ Psalm 63:3-4 Loved ones, These days Tonya and I frequently find ourselves doing things we never wanted to do – namely, working on details of Anastasha’s funeral and burial. We are trying to get as much done as early as possible, so that we can spend our mental and spiritual energy on loving…
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Natural medications (herbs, vitamins, or supplements) to prevent migraines

Alternative Medicine, Children's Health, Mental Health, Woman's Health
As the author of a best-selling book on Alternative Medicine (Alternative Medicine: The options, the claims, the evidence, how to choose wisely), I'm often speak to healthcare professionals about natural medications (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) for a variety of conditions. For some conditions there are more options than for others -- and, fortunately, those who suffer from migraines have a number of options. This is a good thing, because people who suffer from frequent migraines are often drawn to herbal remedies and vitamin or mineral supplements, and understandably so. These headaches themselves can be debilitating, and the prescription drugs sometimes used to prevent them -- including certain antidepressants, beta blockers, and calcium channel blockers -- don't always work and often cause side effects. Of course, natural medicines also pose their…
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Dietary supplements found to contain prescription drugs (once again)

Alternative Medicine, Nutritional Health
Instant Access to All Product Review Reports Covering Latest Test Results for Over 900 Products Quality Ratings and Product Comparisons by Brand Expert Tips on Using Supplements Price Checks on Popular Brands Encyclopedia of Natural Products e-Newsletter with Updates and Alerts New and Archived Recalls and Warnings As I’ve told you in many past blogs, U.S. law prevents the regulation of natural medications (herbs, vitamins, and supplements). Such regulations could protect consumers from purchasing product with all types of contamination. You can read more about this in my book, Alternative Medicine: the options, the claims, the evidence, how to choose wisely. Anyway, it’s past time for this sort of regulation to be enacted. Here's another example why: The Los Angeles Times "Booster Shots" blog reported, "Here are two recalls that…
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