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Cancer patients are suffering from devastating side effects of chemotherapy, when antioxidants may be the answer.
Based on 415 samples of radioactive dust from Japan, the USA, and Canada, the study identified a statistically meaningful number of samples that were considerably more radioactive than current radiation models anticipated.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
There is a radically different way to think about health. You may have heard about it, but are you clear on what it truly means, and the transformations it can yield in your mind, body and spirit?
Written by Sayer Ji, Founder
Claiming a ‘Deadly Internet-Driven Cult’ is driving poor statin drug sales, a prominent cardiologist says that the hundreds of 'side effects' reported in the peer-reviewed medical literature and by patients are just 'imagined.'
Written by Sayer Ji, Founder
There's a revolution in genetics afoot, but it's not what most people think.
Written by Sayer Ji, Founder
Aspirin's long held promises are increasingly falling flat. A natural, safer and more effective alternative to this synthetic drug has been known about for at least 15 years!
The British non-profit GMWatch recently revealed the agribusiness takeover of Conabia, the National Advisory Committee on Agricultural Biotechnology of Argentina.
Written by Valerie Burke, MSN
A University of Washington study involving cheese products found endocrine-disrupting phthalates present in 29 of 30 samples tested.
Written by Porter Lafayette
There has been a major development in the growing movement to raise awareness about the dangers of contaminated cabin air. Connecticut senator Richard Blumenthal has proposed new legislation to protect pilots, flight attendants and passengers from this completely preventable public health problem.
Vaccine scientists and the public health community cautiously and occasionally will admit that vaccines can cause adverse reactions just like “any other medication or biological product.”
Written by Dr. Michael Murray
The healing effects of ginger are well-documented, and now new data shows the efficacy of ginger on migraine headaches.
Written by Deanna Minich, PhD
When you visit a smoothie shop, juice bar, or similar healthy venues, you typically have a range of options to add to your drink to enhance the health benefits. A common one with centuries of traditional use as a health-boosting product is bee pollen.
Written by Dr. Michael Murray
New research is exploding into scientific journals detailing exciting ways in which foods interact with the expression of our genes. In fact, there is a whole new field of study known as “nutrigenomics” researching the effects of foods and food constituents on gene expression.
Written by GMWatch Reporter
Europe proves that crop diversity and rotation – not GM – are the ways to combat the pest
Written by GMWatch Reporter
A new report by the toxicologist Dr Peter Clausing shows that the EU authorities violated their own rules and disregarded evidence that glyphosate is carcinogenic to reach a conclusion that the chemical does not cause cancer
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
We use a lot of antibiotics. For coughs, cuts, urinary tract infections, and many times “just in case.”
Written by Valerie Burke, MSN
Did you know that the air you breathe on a commercial airliner comes directly from the engine, complete with engine oil, lubricants and hydraulic fluid? A new study confirms the link between contaminated cabin air and aerotoxic syndrome. Learn what you can do to protect yourself and your family.
Iodine is a hot topic of debate in the thyroid conversation. Here are the facts behind the iodine/thyroid connection.
Written by Jefferey Jaxen
Headlines were recently made announcing that the French government plans to make 11 vaccines compulsory for children, adding to the three-shot combination already mandatory (diphtheria, tetanus, and polio). Under the new jurisdiction, parents would be forced to follow the vaccination schedule.
Written by Gary Kohls
A Collection of Recent Journal Articles Solidifying the Connections Between America’s Over-Vaccination Agenda and the Epidemics of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Chronic Autoimmune Disorders
Earlier this week, entertainer John Oliver discussed vaccines on his weekly HBO program Last Week with John Oliver. In doing so, he exposed viewers to several inaccuracies about vaccine safety, including those regarding the use and toxicity of the mercury-based preservative thimerosal.
Written by Sayer Ji, Founder
Without much more than a whisper from the mainstream media, Monsanto’s newest Frankenfood has received full EPA approval and will be arriving on dinner plates by the end of the decade.
Written by Jefferey Jaxen
What if chemotherapy actually helped to spread cancer? Many within the medical and research communities are becoming emboldened to speak out against outdated and failed healing modalities still in use today.
Written by Dr. Michael Murray
How crazy is it that Americans spend over $2 billion a year on laxatives to deal with constipation? Here is something else to ponder, studies designed to determine the percentage of adults suffering from chronic constipation put the number between 24% to almost 50%.
Written by Dr. Michael Murray
A promising study shows that saw palmetto extract can relieve symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia in as little as thirty days.
Nutrient deficiencies can cause countless ailments and diseases. However, eating the proper foods and supplementing certain nutrients can reverse poor health and reduce your risk of illness.
The black-or-white extremism of the medical monolith needs to be redacted in favor of a more nuanced view of oncogenesis—one where cancer represents a spectrum of deviation from the norm, where carcinogenesis is an adaptive response to a radically divergent environment from the one in which we evolved.
Written by Sayer Ji, Founder
A promising new study confirms that the simple act of sweating may go a long way in removing dangerous industrial chemicals from our bodies.
With billions of dollars in annual revenue at stake, vaccine makers are pushing meningitis vaccine mandates across the country. Vaccine issues are always complex, but advocates of the meningitis mandate should consider some simple math.
Our medicalized approach to pain may be putting us in harms way. However, there are safe, natural approaches that can ease painful conditions.
Written by GMI Reporter
Physicians trained in integrative medicine today raised concerns that the FDA may have overreacted or worse when issuing warnings about homeopathic teething products earlier this year.
The recent release of the American Heart Association (AHA) advisory on dietary fats and cardiovascular disease is a call to action, but exactly what that action should be is debatable.
Written by Sayer Ji, Founder
What if everything your doctor told you about osteoporosis and osteopenia was wrong?
Genetically engineered (GE) bacteria have been found in riboflavin vitamin supplements intended for animal feed use according to newly published EU tests.
Recently, a disturbing study was published on the leading class of ulcer medication. The study found that proton pump inhibitors erode your mind while they heal your body.
Written by Jefferey Jaxen
In a disturbing turn of events, Big Pharma pushes to hijack informed consent by removing side effects from direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising.
Conventional drugs for hair loss come with outrageous side effects such as male breast enlargement and erectile dysfunction. Recent research finds nature's answer to male pattern balding - pumpkin seed oil.
Prescription drugs kill nearly fifteen times as many Americans per year than the casualty toll of domestic terrorist attacks from over thirteen years combined, but still natural alternatives are suppressed and maligned despite a growing body of evidence supporting their far greater safety and efficacy.
When people come to me for holistic health advice, my main objective is to provide evidence-based health information supported by the scientific literature. One of the quintessential pillars of my mission is to share those practices with empirical validation in order to elevate therapeutic nutrition to the same perceived mainstream legitimacy as any other science-based discipline.
Written by Sayer Ji, Founder
It's been five months since we sent out our first investigative report about the serious health hazards associated with modern air travel: "Asbestos of the Sky" - The Aviation Industry's Darkest Coverup. I wish the title of the article were hyperbole, but it really is that dark, and the coverup stretches over half a century, being no less devastating to public health than other agendas you may already be familiar with such as Big Tobacco's Smoking-Cancer link and the...
By now, I'm sure you've seen the USA Today article entitled, "Coconut oil isn't healthy. It's never been healthy". Fear-mongering, attention-grabbing headlines certainly sell copy, but do not make for evidence-informed, high quality science reporting.
Written by Elisha McFarland
These tiny seed have a wonderful creamy, nutty taste and are extremely versatile. They can be enjoyed in cereals, granola, salad dressings, desserts and make a wonderful dairy free milk. Hemp seeds are also a source of easily digestible proteins and are perfectly balanced with a three to one omega 6 to omega 3 ratio.
Fasting, a mainstay of virtually every cultural and religious tradition on earth, is an essential tool in the management of autoimmune disease, and should be considered as a therapeutic intervention in autoimmune patients in order to improve both metabolic and immune parameters.
Modern women at midlife have many options when it comes to dealing with those nasty menopausal symptoms like mood swings, depression, bone loss, and fluctuating estrogen levels. But their most surprising source of natural relief may come from an ancient food: the juicy pomegranate.
Health Begins In the Gut. From a clinical standpoint, insofar as functional medicine is concerned, whether you present with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, ulcerative colitis, or systemic lupus erythematosus---the fundamental objective is the same: heal the gut.
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in your body. But few people fully appreciate this miraculous mineral. Here are just seven good reasons to get more magnesium today.
The harms caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination can be complex, severe, and exceedingly difficult to treat. However, a promising new study shows there is hope for those whom conventional medicine has failed.
This unjustly demonized plant is about to change the scope of medicine and disease management as we know it
Written by Vic Shayne, Ph.D.
We live in a universe — a reality — that is made up of circles within circles; interconnected, interdependent, and whole. Sages have been saying this for thousands of years, and in recent times scientists in an array of disciplines — from physicists to demographers — have come to this same conclusion. You may be wondering what this has to do with nutrition and your health. In one word: Everything.
Thoughts become things. This isn't just some hippie-dippy, crunchy-granola, new-age construct (and don't get me wrong, I live for all things hippie-dippy). This is scientifically validated fact, well established in the peer- reviewed literature.
Written by Sayer Ji, Founder
When conventional cancer medicine fails to produce positive outcomes, a humble little seed comes to the rescue.
The list of botanicals that have great value for menopause, including some like black cohosh, which have been demonstrated to be superior to hormone replacement therapy, is impressive. But there are quite a few which are less well known, such as pine bark extract and ginseng...

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