Alternative Medicine

January 24, 2022

Habitual daily consumption of coffee or tea decreases risk for Alzeheimers, dementia, and stroke

Healio reports, “Drinking multiple cups of coffee or tea a day, or a combination of the two, was associated with a decreased risk for dementia and stroke” […]
January 21, 2022

COVID-19 vaccines safe and effective throughout pregnancy

A study published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology shows there is little variance in the presence of antibodies in women who received a COVID-19 vaccine […]
January 20, 2022

Secondhand vape exposure increases risk for bronchitis symptoms

Young adults and adolescents are becoming more aware of the many risks of vaping nicotine or marijuana. A new study has found that being around others […]
January 19, 2022

COVID-19 treatments: What’s authorized and what works

New cases of COVID infections are surging and in the U.S. are at the highest levels of the pandemic. The fast-spreading Omicron variant is fueling this […]
January 18, 2022

If you’re a cancer survivor and sit all day, your risk of premature death skyrockets and you need to start moving!

We know that increasing your physical activity at any intensity is linked to a lower risk of early death. And the American Cancer Society Guidelines add that […]
January 17, 2022

If you’ve had the COVID vaccine, your risk of severe illness or death from COVID is close to zero

Recent CDC research provided strong evidence that the COVID-19 vaccines protect dramatic protection from COVID breakthroughs causing severe outcomes or death. Out of more than 1.2 […]
January 14, 2022

Lifestyle changes could save you $92,000 in medical costs

A recent study reported that adults who undergo significant positive lifestyle changes could potentially not only live longer and avoid many chronic diseases, but also avoid significant […]
January 13, 2022

Is your blood pressure measurement device validated?

Uncontrolled blood pressure (BP) is a leading cause of death and disability. Until recently, there was no convenient way for physicians and their teams to be […]
February 1, 2011

DHEA Supplements, Touted For Anti-Aging And Strength, Reviewed By Consumerlab.Com

Recent tests of DHEA supplements by ConsumerLab.com showed that most products contained their claimed amounts of the controversial ingredient, but one provided only 14.7% of its […]
February 1, 2011

DHEA for Anti-Aging or other purposes … what’s the truth?

Here is my review of DHEA from my book, Alternative Medicine: The options, the claims, the evidence, how to choose wisely. Recommendations At this point, research […]
February 4, 2011

FDA targets manufacturers of tainted supplements

Long time readers of this blog, and those who’ve read my book, Alternative Medicine: The claims, the options, the evidence, how to choose wisely, are aware of […]
February 4, 2011

U.S. spending millions to see if herbs truly work

People have been using herbal supplements for centuries to cure all manner of ills and improve their health. But for all the folk wisdom promoting the […]
February 11, 2011

Echinacea demonstrates little benefit in treating common cold

In my book, Alternative Medicine: The options, the claims, the evidence, how to choose wisely I write, “Millions of people take echinacea because they’re convinced it works […]
February 11, 2011

What Natural Medications are Possibly Effective for the Common Cold?

Possibly Effective: ANDROGRAPHIS (Possibly Effective) View ALL Products Containing: ANDROGRAPHIS Common cold Some clinical research shows that taking a specific andrographis extract, in combination with Siberian […]