Alternative Medicine

May 21, 2022

“At First Light” declared “the perfect labor induction agent”

Long-time readers know that for the last 15 years I’ve served as a Visiting Professor at the In His Image Family Medicine Residency Program in Tulsa. […]
May 20, 2022

High intake of ultra-processed foods increases risk for a second heart attack and stroke

HealthDay reports research suggests 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 […]
May 19, 2022

Barb and I “Walk for Life” in two weeks as Crisis Pregnancy Centers come under attack

It’s my and Barb’s 20th year of participating in Life Network‘s “Walk for Life.” If you don’t support a Crisis Pregnancy Center, we hope you’ll consider […]
May 18, 2022

Marketing of unhealthy foods still reaches US children, study finds

A report from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Health at the University of Connecticut found that most U.S. children are still vulnerable to brand […]
May 17, 2022

Nice review of last fall’s book release: The Best Gift: Tales of a Small-Town Doctor Learning Life’s Greatest Lessons

In the fall of 2021, I published the first book looking back at my family medicine practice years with John Hartman, MD, in Kissimmee, Florida (1985-2001). […]
May 16, 2022

COVID the 3rd-leading cause of U.S. deaths — Vaccines could have prevented over half

COVID-19 accounted for 460,513 deaths in the US last year, up almost 20% from 2020, making it the third-leading cause of death in the country for […]
May 13, 2022

Marijuana may increase heart attack risk, study finds

Researchers analyzed data on more than 11,000 people between 40 and 69 years old who smoked marijuana at least once every month and discovered a strong […]
May 12, 2022

Seven hours of sleep appears to be ideal night’s rest, study suggests

CNN reports research indicates that “around seven hours of sleep is the ideal night’s rest.”
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 […]