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  • How to Find Out If Your Doctor Is Taking Big Pharma Bribes (11/18/2019) by Garry Messick -
    In 1995, OxyContin was approved by the FDA. It was marketed as a safer pain pill by its manufacturer, Purdue Pharma.[1] No one knew it at the time, but it was the start of perhaps the biggest public health disaster in American history.  Between 1999 and 2017, more than 400,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses. That’s almost two and a ...
  • Aspirin Effectively Treats Depression, Study Finds (11/17/2019) by Garry Messick -
    If you walk into your doctor’s office complaining of depression, the chances are you’ll walk out with a prescription for an antidepressant drug. Nearly 25 million Americans are on antidepressants such as Prozac, Zoloft, and Effexor. That’s a 60% increase since 2010.[1] The problem is that antidepressants can have major side effects. They include weight gain, erectile dysfunction, and fatigue.[2] ...
  • Alex Trebek: ‘I Wish I Had Known Sooner’ (11/15/2019) by Garry Messick -
    For months, Jeopardy host Alex Trebek was plagued by stomach pain. He had no idea what was causing it.  Eventually, he went to the doctor and got a terrible diagnosis: pancreatic cancer. And it had advanced to stage 4, which is considered incurable. Median survival is only three to six months.[1]  The good news is that Trebek has already beat ...
  • She Was Peeing Purple. Doctors Were Baffled. (11/13/2019) by Garry Messick -
    Doctors didn’t know what to make of it. They had never seen it before… The patient was peeing purple.  A 70-year-old woman had been hospitalized with a stroke. Her doctors reported that the woman’s urine “appeared purple.” At first, the medical staff was at a loss to explain it. Urine color is, in fact, a common diagnostic indicator. But none ...
  • Coffee Boosts Your Microbiome (11/12/2019) by Garry Messick -
    Until recently, mainstream doctors often advised patients against drinking coffee.  They believed the caffeine could cause the heart to speed up and beat irregularly. That myth was finally debunked in a 2016 study in the Journal of the American Heart Association.[1] Other recent studies have found that coffee actually improves heart health. And it also: Prevents weight gain and diabetes. ...
  • If You Need a Blood Pressure Pill, Take This (11/11/2019) by Garry Messick -
    When it comes to prescription drugs, newer is not better.  An international panel of researchers conducted a study in which they looked at 946 new drugs approved after 2002. They concluded that 92% were less effective or worked about the same as older drugs. Only 8% were an improvement on older drugs. Just two medications out of 946 were true ...
  • This Spice Stops Cancer, Study Finds (11/10/2019) by Garry Messick -
    Prostate cancer is so common in the U.S. that screening is a standard part of men’s checkups. In India, prostate cancer is so rare that it’s not even a concern. American men get 23 times more prostate cancer than men in India. The story is similar for breast cancer. American women get five times more breast cancer than women in ...
  • The Fruit that Works Better than Statins (11/8/2019) by Garry Messick -
    More Americans take statin drugs than any other prescription medication.  This is true even though study after study shows these cholesterol-lowering drugs have little benefit for the vast majority of people who take them. And they often cause serious side effects such as memory loss, muscle pain, and diabetes.[i] Statins are supposed to work by lowering your “bad” LDL cholesterol. ...
  • Big Pharma Is Destroying Your Microbiome (11/6/2019) by Garry Messick -
    Antibiotics are a double-edged sword. They not only kill germs that make you sick, they destroy the good bacteria in your intestines that contribute to your health in a myriad of ways. Your body is home to about 100 million beneficial bacteria. Together, they are called your microbiome. And when your microbiome is damaged, you lose the protection it provides ...
  • One Vitamin Keeps You Strong as You Get Older (11/5/2019) by Garry Messick -
    Vitamin D is required for just about all aspects of human health. You need it for bone strength, immunity, insulin regulation, heart health, brain function, and more.[1] And now a new study shows that the sunshine vitamin may be the key to preserving muscle strength as you get older. The research was conducted at Trinity College Dublin. The investigators looked ...