Alternative Medicine

March 3, 2022

Study: Ivermectin does not prevent patients with COVID-19 from becoming severely ill

Reuters reports “researchers found that treatment with the anti-parasite drug ivermectin did not prevent patients with COVID-19 from becoming severely ill in a randomized clinical trial.”
March 2, 2022

Fully vaccinated people dramatically less likely to suffer from long COVID

People who are fully vaccinated against COVID are dramatically less likely to get so-called long COVID.
March 1, 2022

Monthly Family Update – March 2022

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: “At First Light” – Six weeks and counting to the April 19 release “At First Light” – World […]
March 1, 2022

Majority of children under age 5 exceeding recommended screen time guidelines

A new study reports “the majority of children under age 5 are getting more screen time than is recommended.”
February 28, 2022

Infants of vaccinated mothers less likely to be hospitalized for COVID

Infants born to mothers vaccinated with two doses of an mRNA COVID vaccine during pregnancy are dramatically less likely to be admitted to the hospital for […]
February 26, 2022

My WWII Book, “At First Light,” gathering more amazing endorsements

The WWII book about my father and his exploits, “At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, His Bravery, and an Amazing […]
February 25, 2022

Cardiovascular disease more likely in COVID survivors

Although most people with COVID-19 get better within weeks of illness, some people experience post-COVID conditions that can be long-lasting. Now we can add the concern […]
February 24, 2022

Ultra-processed foods increase risk for a second and fatal heart attack or stroke

HealthDay reports research suggesting that a high intake of ultra-processed foods “significantly increases the risk of another heart attack or stroke, and it’s more likely to be […]
September 17, 2010

U.S. Dietary Supplements Often Contaminated: Consumer Reports

Many popular dietary supplements contain ingredients that may cause cancer, heart problems, liver or kidney damage, but U.S. stores sell them anyway and Americans spend millions […]
September 17, 2010

Consumer Reports Finds 12 Supplements with Unsafe Ingredients

ABC World News reported, “Dietary supplements are a $27 billion a year business in this country, but Consumer Reports has an alert” on “supplements the magazine says […]
September 24, 2010

Male Enhancement Supplement Has Undeclared Prescription ED Drug

Makers of a supplement marketed as a male sexual enhancement product issued a voluntary recall of the product after an FDA analysis found undeclared traces of […]
September 24, 2010

ED Supplement Causes “Worrisome” Heartbeat Changes

Enzyte, a popular dietary supplement marketed for “male enhancement,” causes electrical abnormalities in the heart that could be potentially fatal in some people, new research suggests. Doctors […]
October 1, 2010

Positive Brain Changes Seen After Meditation (What is Christian meditation?)

A number of Christian scriptures recommend meditation as a spiritual discipline: Psalm 77:12: I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds. […]
October 4, 2010

Problems Persist With Ginseng Supplements

Long-time readers know of my fondness for ConsumerLab.com. Their independent testing of natural medications (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) guides my teaching and my prescribing. Now, a […]