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Health Concerns

The Trouble With Doctors And Drug Companies

  • Human Medical Experimentation In The US
    Of course not all doctors, etc., are bad, but reading this article will hopefully make people realize that it is very foolish to blindly trust anyone with your own health.

  • Heart Disease Is Big Business!
    Cardiologist William Davis states in an interview: "Performing heart procedures pays big money. Prevention of heart disease does not. That simple perversion of the healthcare equation explains a lot. Physicians and hospitals are not in business to provide health. They operate businesses that are meant to profit from treatment of disease. Wiping out a disease is not part of the picture." Read about how some patients are put on drugs needlessly, and how a low-carb diet can reduce the plaque in your arteries.

  • Doctors Get Kickbacks For Prescribing Drugs!
    If you think this should be illegal, you are not alone. Most patients are shocked when they learn about this.

  • Drug-Induced Disease
    It may come as a surprise to some people that drugs actually can cause disease. According to Janet Woodcock, M.D., director of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, in an article called Why Drugs Get Pulled Off the Market, "Safe does not mean harmless. Every drug comes with risks, and our tolerance for risk is higher for drugs that treat serious and life-threatening illnesses." So, if you would rather not be a human guinea pig, you might want to get multiple opinions before taking any drugs, research possible drug-free solutions, and try to avoid drugs that have not been on the market very long, if possible.

  • Doctors & Hospitals: Mistakes That Kill
    When you read this collection of incidents chronicled on The Personal Law Forum, you will see why it is important to take charge when it comes to your own health care.

"The thing that bugs me is that people think that the FDA is protecting them. It isn't. What the FDA ia doing and what the public thinks it is doing are as different as night and day." -- Herbert Lay, M.D., former FDA Commissioner

Food and Nutrition

  • Smart Produce Guide From IATP
    Learn how to select safe food for your family here. Learn why you need to be concerned about the pesticides used on non-organic produce, and find out which foods contain the most residues from pesticides. Of course, don't buy organic foods that are products of China, because many have been found to be fake.

  • Most Processed Foods In US Are Genetically Modified
    GE Food Alert: are you opposed to the use of genetically-engineered crops in food without adequate labeling or independent testing? Read what the Organic Consumers Union has to say about this, and use their form to make your thoughts known about this.

  • Real Milk
    There are lots of reasons to choose raw, organic milk for your family. Find out where to get raw, organic milk and why some people think it's better here. Of course, while there are concerns associated with drinking milk that has been pasteurized (enzymes destroyed) and homogenized (heart disease), there are many doctors that think that cow's milk should only be for baby cows, and that it should not be consumed by people. For more interesting reading, be sure to read about this lawsuit concerning bovine growth hormone (BGH) that is being injected into cows and ends up in regular milk (milk that isn't organic).

    Viewing this site - don't miss the cartoon films - and reading the information will convince you why it is so important to buy organic meats where the animals have not been treated with growth hormones, antibiotics, and such.

  • The Healing Power of Water
    One doctor explains his research on the healing properties of water. Learn why it is vitally important to drink enough water every day.

  • The Perils of Water Flouridation
    One reason to drink bottled water is due to water flouridation, a practice that many experts believe should be abolished. "In summary, we hold that fluoridation is an unreasonable risk." -- US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY HEADQUARTERS' UNION, 2001.

  • Heart Disease and Chlorinated Water
    Studies show that drinking chlorinated water is the main cause of arterial plaques which causes heart disease, but there are still people drinking unfiltered tap water. There is also an increased cancer risk for people using chlorinated water, putting them at a 93% greater risk than those who do not. According to The American Journal Of Public Health, "Up to 2/3 of the harmful effects of chlorine are due to inhalation and skin absorption while showering." There are shower filters that may be used, but most people don't have them. This also might be a good reason to avoid swimming in pools filled with chlorinated water.

  • Enjoy the Many Health Benefits of Berries
    After you read this article, you will realize why it would be a good idea to eat berries every single day. From the article:"Scientific research shows that berries can help prevent heart disease and cancer, control blood glucose, slow aging, sharpen brain function, and improve vision." Read about these benefits and more. Don't forget Goji berries, one of the most nutrition-packed foods on the planet. If this isn't enough, you can also listen to nationally-known expert on weight loss and fitness, Jonny Bowden, talk about the benefits of berries here.

  • The Health Benefits of Nuts & Buying Tips
    Read this article, and you'll want to eat a handful of nuts every day (unless, of course, you are ellergic to them)! You can also listen to health and fitness guru, Jonny Bowden, talk about the benefits of nuts here.

  • The Health Benefits of Fish Oil
    Read about the amazing benefits of fish oil here. Given all of these health benefits, it is not surprising that many health experts recommend the use of a high quality fish oil supplement. Of course, health expert Jonny Bowden explains how you can get some of the same benefits from eating sardines.

  • The Healing Power of Sunlight and Vitamin D
    Dr. Michael Holick explains in an interview important things that you need to know about how vitamin D is created and used in the body and how vitamin D deficiencies cause disease.

  • The Hidden Hazards of Microwave Cooking
    Find out why the Russians banned microwaves in 1976. Microwave oven cooking is very damaging to the body, and once you read this report you will likely throw your microwave oven into the trash can. Remember, though, that fast food establishments and restaurants routinely use microwave ovens, even if only to heat up sauces and gravies.

  • Splenda® Interview With Dr. Janet Starr Hull
    According to Dr. Janet Starr Hull, from the December 2003 issue of The Healthy Newsletter, "In a simple sentence, you would just as soon have a pesticide in your food as sucralose because sucralose (Splenda®) is a chlorocarbon. The chlorocarbons have long been known for causing organ, genetic, and reproductive damage."

  • The Murky World of High Fructose Corn Syrup
    When people read that there is "fructose" in an ingredient, they associate it with fruit and think it's healthy. That just isn't so with high fructose corn syrup. After you read this article, you will see why you should avoid it completely.

    Dr. Janet Starr Hull reveals all of the dangers of aspartame. You'll never want to reach for another diet food or soda containing this substance after you read this.

  • White Sugar Very Harmful To Your Health
    White table sugar is grown with chemical poisons and then processed, stripping it of its nutritional value. As you can see from the article, numerous health and aging issues are related to the consumption of sugar. Few people are willing to give up all sugar, but in small amounts, organically-grown sugar cane is a much safer alternative.

  • The Adverse Effects of Food Additives on Health
    Food additives make you sick. Find out what food additives you should definitely avoid and why here.

  • The Dangers of Trans Fat
    Trans fat is something that should not be consumed. Trans fat is something that got created primarily to extend the shelf life of food. It will not extend your life. In fact, according to this site, trans fats are responsible for at least 30,000 premature deaths per year.

  • The Scary Truth About Fast Food
    A news article reports that there are, for example, 59 ingredients in a certain fast food strawberry milk shake, including yummy things like "amyl acetate, amyl butyrate, amyl valerate, anethol, anisyl formate, benzyl acetate, benzyl isobutyrate, butyric acid, cinnamyl isobutyrate, cinnamyl valerate, cognac essential oil, diacetyl, dipropyl ketone, ethyl butyrate, ethyl cinnamate, ethyl heptanoate, ethyl heptylate, ethyl lactate, ethyl methylphenylglycidate, ethyl nitrate, ethyl propionate, ethyl valerate, heliotropin, hydroxyphrenyl- 2-butanone (10% solution in alcohol), ionone, isobutyl anthranilate, isobutyl butyrate, lemon essential oil, maltol, 4-methylacetophenone, methyl anthranilate, methyl benzoate, methyl cinnamate, methyl heptine carbonate, methyl naphthyl ketone, methyl salicylate, mint essential oil, neroli essential oil, nerolin, neryl isobutyrate, orris butter, phenethyl alcohol, rose, rum ether, undecalactone, vanillin and solvent." Most people wouldn't sprinkle that on the lawn, let alone feed it to a child! If you think your stomach can handle it, you might want to read this before you decide to go through the fast food drive-thru down the road!

Vitamins and Minerals

  • Dead Doctors Don't Lie
    Find out about the research by Dr. Joel Wallach who was nominated for the Nobel Prize in 1991. You should start reading the transcript here. After reading this transcript, you will surely have a new appreciation for vitamins and minerals, and you will learn why it is important to be proactive when it comes to your own medical care.

The Truth About Drugs and Surgery

  • Prescription Drugs Cause Sudden Heart Attack Deaths
    A study in the European Medical Journal stated that 7 prescription drugs cause more than 16,000 sudden heart attack deaths each year in the UK, Europe and the United States.

  • Prescription Drugs That Kill: Another Kind of Drug Problem
    This article, published on The Consumer Law Page, states that "a 1998 estimated that adverse reactions to prescription drugs are killing about 106,000 Americans each year."

  • The Potentially Adverse Effects of Prescription Drugs
    From this must-read article: "Generally, 51% of FDA-approved drugs have serious adverse effects not detected prior to approval. Each year prescription drugs injure 1.5 million people so severely they require hospitalization. In addition, prescription drugs cause 100,000 deaths annually. With these numbers, how can the public be protected from dangerous drugs?"

  • Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs and Tumors
    Now there is some grave concern that some common cholesterol-lowering drugs may cause cancer.

  • The Dark Side of Psychiatry
    This page has numerous links to articles about topics like how psychiatric drugs have been proven to shorten life span, how ritalin has been linked to cancer, and much more.

  • Prescription for Danger
    This article discusses tha serious nutrient depletion that happens from common medicines, unknown by many doctors.

  • How Toxic Chemotherapy Kills Both Cancer Cells and Cancer Patients
    The article Killer cancer treatment: How toxic chemotherapy kills both cancer cells and cancer patients is enough to make one wonder about this course of treatment.

  • The Deceit of Modern Medicine
    In the article Modern Medicine's Deceit & Why I Abandoned It, a drug chemist tells her story of why she could not in good conscience continue to work for drug companies that ignore problems concerning side effects of drugs.

  • NewsTarget DrugWatch Database
    This database reveals the side effects and herbal interactions of more than 540 popular brand name drugs.

  • Unnecesary Surgery Exposed!
    This article purports that 60% of all surgery is unnecessary and is performed to generate profits for the surgeons. There are lots of scary examples.

The Truth About Vaccines

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Breast Cancer

  • Breast Cancer Deception
    This shocking report by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, exposes today's breast cancer industry and how women get sucked into toxic treatment programs that cause permanent damage to their health but are very lucrative for the doctors.

  • Think Before You Pink
    One of the goals of this group is to make everyone aware of "pinkwashers" (companies that purport to care about breast cancer by promoting a pink ribbon campaign, but manufacture products that are linked to the disease).

Caution: Please do not rely on information you read here or anywhere else on the Internet, especially if you have a serious disease. The information contained on this page and related links are to provoke thought/discussion only.


Environmental Health Issues

  • The Hidden Dangers of Cell Phone Radiation
    If cell phones were so safe, why are cell phone companies putting things in contracts that prohibit a user from suing the cell phone manufacturer or service provider or joining a class action lawsuit? Read this scary article and decide for yourself!


  • Walk 10,000 Steps Per Day
    There are lots of reasons you should walk one hour (or 10,000 steps) per day. Read why walking is such a healthful activity here.

  • Rebounding
    Another exercise that everyone should consider is rebounding (bouncing on a mini-trampoline). Be sure to explore the helpful links at the end of this article that explain more about why rebounding is so beneficial for health. Try rebounding for just 10 minutes a day!

Physical and Emotional Well-Being

  • Amazing Healing Power of Pets
    There are numerous studies that show the health benefits of owning a pet. Read this article to find out about the mind/body connection and how owning a pet can improve your health and even lengthen your life.

  • Clearing the Air
    Indoor air often contains toxins, but the good news is that plants may be very helpful at removing volatile organic chemicals (i.e. formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, xylene) from the air. Some studies show that people heal better, work better, and are generally less stressed when plants are around.

  • Feng Shui
    Feng Shui is an ancient art and science developed thousands of years ago in China that takes years of study to master; however, there are some basic principles that everyone can apply to have a less stressful, more healthful, harmonious life.

Theories of Aging

  • The Free-Radical Theory of Aging
    Read this interview with Denham Harman, M.D., Ph.D., who first promoted this theory of aging. There is information in this article about supplements that may be used to combat the concerns associated with this theory of aging.

  • The Membrane Hypothesis of Aging
    Read about this theory of aging proposed by a Hungarian scientist named Imre S. Nagy.

  • The Mitochondrial Theory of Aging
    Find out about this theory of aging, and read about supplements that may help address these aging problems.

  • The Glycation Theory of Aging
    Glucose inside our cells is used as the fuel for energy. However, this theory of aging suggests that suggests that when glycation happens, the glucose attaches itself to proteins or DNA and permenantly damages the function of the protein and DNA. According to this theory, keeping blood glucose levels low is of vital importance because glycation happens when there are higher levels of glucose circulating in the blood.

  • The Telemeres Theory of Aging
    Telemeres are the sequences of nucleic acids extending from chromosomes. This theory suggests that every time a cell divides, the telemeres duplicate themselves less perfectly than the time before which leads to aging.

  • The Neuroendocrine Theory of Aging
    In a nutshell, this theory proposes that as we age, most of our beneficial hormone levels drastically decline which causes aging. Related to this theory is the The Metabolic Pattern of Aging which addresses increased resistance to insulin, among other problems.

Pet Health Concerns

  • What's Really In Commercial Pet Foods
    Dr. Lisa Newman describes how euthanized dogs and cats are used to make pet food, along with other undesirable stuff too gross to mention here. If you don't have a weak stomach, read this report for yourself!

Organic Products

  • Soap Nuts
    Laundry detergents contain dyes and chemicals that aren't safe for you or the environment, but there's an eco-friendly, safe alternative that grows on trees!

Newsletters About Health Concerns

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