Alternative Medicine

January 15, 2012

DASH diet helps lower risk of cardiovascular diseases

The Detroit Free Press discussed the advantages of healthy eating and exercise. “The American Heart Association says cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 cause of death […]
January 14, 2012

I hope you’ll give my brand new devotional a look

It’s been 10 years in the making … and it’s now available … so, if you’ve not seen or signed up for my daily devotional, “Morning […]
January 13, 2012

Low carb diet trumps low-cal for reducing weight and cancer risk

The Chicago Tribune reported, “Following a low-carb diet, even for only two days a week, was better than following a calorie-restricted diet every day for losing weight […]
January 13, 2012

Study links heart-health risk factors to childhood obesity

The St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch reported that a study in the medical journal Obesity fond that “heart-health risk factors such as dangerous cholesterol levels and artery inflammation […]
January 12, 2012

Carbohydrate-rich foods linked to increased breast cancer risk

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports that “increased carbohydrate intake was associated with a higher rate of breast cancer recurrence in survivors of the disease,” […]
January 12, 2012

Kids’ cereals loaded with sugar

Most children’s cereals do NOT meet proposed federal guidelines for food marketed to kids, according to a report from Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit research […]
January 11, 2012

FDA, FTC warn companies to stop selling HCG diet products

The AP reports that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warning letters to seven companies, ordering them “to stop selling an unproven weight loss remedy that […]
January 11, 2012

Mammograms really do reduce breast cancer deaths

HealthDay reports, “Women who get routine mammograms can lower their risk of dying from breast cancer by nearly half,” according to a Dutch study published in Cancer […]
August 11, 2011

ConsumerLab.com announces test results of supplements for menopause

Women looking for relief from hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms often turn to supplements containing estrogen-like isoflavones (from soy or red clover), the herbal remedy […]
August 14, 2011

New EU herbal medicine regulations

Once again the European Union (EU) is far ahead of the US when it comes to protecting consumers from unsafe natural medicines (herbs, vitamins, or supplements).
August 14, 2011

Baobab: the newest ‘superfruit’

A new “superfruit” recently entered the U.S. market and is starting to show up in supplements, cereal bars, and drink powders.
August 16, 2011

For frequent UTIs, antibiotics work better than cranberries

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reported that, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, “women who have recurrent urinary tract […]
August 16, 2011

Survey: 38 million US adults turning to alternative therapies

WebMD reported,  “Most Americans believe that prescription medications are the most effective treatments for many common illnesses, but a Consumer Reports survey of more than 45,000 […]
August 17, 2011

US government declares marijuana of no use medically

The Los Angeles Times reports, “Marijuana has been approved by California, many other states and the nation’s capital to treat a range of illnesses, but a […]