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October 11, 2010

Is Black Rice the New Superfood?

According to ancient Chinese legend, black rice was so rare, tasty, and nutritious that only the emperors were allowed to eat it. Times have changed. Although black […]
October 8, 2010

Is Krill Oil Better Than Fish Oil?

Krill oil is now being promoted as a better alternative to fish oil supplements. Krill are tiny shrimp-like crustaceans. Promoters say that krill oil provides similar […]
October 8, 2010

Tart Cherry Juice (Sour Cherry): What Are The Facts?

Tart cherry juice is now becoming a popular drink for everything from heart disease, insomnia, and muscle pain to preventing cancer. It’s in commercial products such […]
October 8, 2010

Could a Blood Test Help Pick the Right Blood Pressure Medication?

Tests for a blood-pressure regulating hormone called renin may help doctors decide which blood pressure drugs their patients should take, researchers announced recently. These data are […]
October 6, 2010

A Skeptical Look at Power Balance Products

I’ve had a couple of folks write in and ask about Power Balance devices. It looks like this may be an example of a quack product and […]
October 6, 2010

Obama Admin Relents, Posts Pro-Abstinence Education Study After Complaints

The Obama administration relented recently in the face of public pressure and national news highlighting how the Health and Human Services Department refused to make public […]
October 6, 2010

Obama, Congress Cut Funding for 176 Abstinence Programs Despite New Study

More than 176 abstinence education programs will lose funding for their outreaches to youth and young adults on September 30 because Congress and the Obama Administration […]
October 4, 2010

The Blessing of Anastasha – Part 14 – Day of Life 228

Anastasha is yet-to-be born, yet she has already blessed many of us who have been following the lessons she is teaching her parents and siblings. Here’s […]
March 18, 2010

Nearly One-Third of Doctors Could Leave Medicine if Health-Care Reform Bill Passes

What if nearly half of all physicians in America stopped practicing medicine? While a sudden loss of half of the nations physicians seems unlikely, a very […]
March 18, 2010

Court once again rejects theory that vaccines cause autism

A federal court has determined that the theory that thimerosal-containing vaccines cause autism is “scientifically unsupportable,” and that the families of children diagnosed with the condition […]
March 18, 2010

Understanding the California Law Suit Over PCBs in Fish Oil Supplements

Long-time readers to this blog and my best selling book, Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook, know of my enthusiasm for fish oil (omega-3 fatty acid foods […]
March 22, 2010

Discovering Teenagers’ Risky ‘Choking Game’ Too Late

Here’s a heart rending story from the New York Times about an extremely risky game that is becoming more and more popular with teens. Worse yet, […]
March 22, 2010

Medical community unaware of ‘Choking Game’s’ popularity among teens

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reported that there is a game being played throughout the nation by some teenagers that involves “cutting off oxygen […]
March 22, 2010

Nearly a third of physicians surveyed unaware of ‘Choking Game’

In the New York Times online Doctor and Patient column, Pauline Chen, MD, observed, “Until recently, there has been little attention among healthcare professionals to” the “choking […]
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