Alternative Medicine

March 29, 2022

Light exposure during sleep linked to increased blood sugar and heart rate

I’ve told you in the past that sleeping in a dark room with no light improves sleep and overall health. A new study reported that sleeping for only […]
March 28, 2022

Vaccination appears to lower risk of long COVID

A study conducted in Israel found that people vaccinated against COVID-19 were 50 percent to 80 percent less likely to experience seven of the 10 most […]
March 27, 2022

SNEAK PEAK – Part Four – The Best Gift: Tales of a Small-Town Doctor Learning Life’s Greatest Lessons

With the permission of my publisher, for the month of March, I’m giving you a SNEAK PEEK of the first four chapters of my latest book […]
March 26, 2022

Only 3 weeks until the WWII book about my dad’s heroism and exploits releases

Over 15 years in the research and writing, the WWII book about my father and his exploits, “At First Light: A True World War II Story […]
March 24, 2022

Study: More U.S. women behind on recommended cervical cancer screening in recent years

MedPage Today reports, “More and more U.S. women were behind on guideline-recommended cervical cancer screening in recent years.”
March 23, 2022

Marijuana use associated with higher cardiovascular risk

Research suggests that the use of marijuana may dramatically raise a person’s risk for heart disease and hardening of the arteries.
March 22, 2022

Unvaccinated kids 8 times more likely to get COVID-19

Research published in the journal Pediatrics showed that COVID-19 incidence was eight times greater in unvaccinated children than in those who had been vaccinated.
March 21, 2022

Does your favorite sunscreen cause cancer?

According to ConsumerLab.com, “Scientists have discovered at least two different compounds in sunscreen that are carcinogens — benzene and benzophenone.” Carcinogens are substances that can cause cancer.
April 21, 2010

Stricter government oversight of dietary supplements may be moving closer – thank goodness

Whenever I give talks on natural medications (herbs, vitamins, and supplements), whether to healthcare professionals or laypersons, people seem shocked to learn that these substances are […]
May 3, 2010

A hot product on the Internet, but should you consider L-methylfolate instead of plain old folic acid?

My favorite natural medicines website is the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. The NMCD has new information about L-methylfolate which is being heavily promoted, especially on the […]
May 5, 2010

Online Brazilian Diet Pills Can Be Addictive

Researcher have found a dangerous mix of amphetamines, tranquilizers and antidepressants found in some pills. Although marketed on the Internet as “natural,” the popular weight loss supplements […]
May 10, 2010

Little evidence that supplements help tinnitus

The Los Angeles Times reports that although “tinnitus can sometimes be treated with electronic masking devices” or “cognitive behavioral therapy,” a number of sufferers “end up looking […]
May 12, 2010

Most St. John’s Wort Supplements Fail Quality Tests

As I report in my best-selling book, Alternative Medicine: The claims, the options, the evidence, how to choose wisely, St. John’s wort can be a safe […]
June 4, 2010

Parents cautioned about giving children dietary supplements

On the front of its Personal Journal section, the Wall Street Journal reports that increasingly, Americans are giving their children dietary supplements. However, groups such as […]