Oct 07, 2017 Chris Foley

The problem with GMO foods…

…is that so often we see the term, say it, speak it, read it, and become numb to the implications.  Genetically Modified Organisms are man’s attempt to outsmart that complex supercomputer called, Nature.  Occasionally, as they say, this does much good.  Just look at how many lives have been saved !  Here is the effect of a natural soybean plant exposed to the herbicide, Dicamba, (Monsanto), when it has not had the benefit of the genetic engineering that would otherwise protect it like it’s GMO counterpart, FrankenSoybean.

Scott Simon, a very talented and award winning journalist — whose political views can often be quite annoying and wrongheaded — nonetheless featured this story on his NPR Weekend Edition today.  Quite chilling.

 

May 23, 2016 admin

The next time you consider a colonoscopy, remember that you have a 30% chance of incompetence

So-tell-me-everything-you-told-the-nurse-5-minutes-ago-Funny-medical-picturesShoving a large fiberoptic device where the sun don’t shine has become one of those hated rituals that we are all told to do in the interest of “prevention”. Well, first it is most definitely NOT prevention but rather earlier “detection” of cancers that have likely been brewing for years based on our understanding of the nature of colorectal cancer growth.

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May 23, 2016 admin

A major rearrangement of power in the health care system

… is underway and is being accomplished completely under the nose of the patient public, physicians, and even the legal profession.  Over the past year, there has been an effort to create a national consortium or commission that would effectively centralize the credentialing of medical licenses among the states.  »

May 23, 2016 admin

The great cholesterol myth dies a slow death

gty_lipitor_tk_111129_mnOne would think that the $Bs spent on “getting my cholesterol checked” would have purchased an ounce of truth or benefit. What would an afternoon of football be without that commercial break with the typical stressed middle aged male trying to act out the role of the vulnerable victim of heart disease. »

May 23, 2016 admin

MS by any other name

Apparently a neurologist took a look at the number of patients who are being “misdiagnosed” with MS at 4 academic health care centers including the Mayo Clinic. This “study” revealed that half of these patients had been treated for more than 3 years with very dangerous drugs that can cause even more serious illness, and a third for more than 10 years!   »

May 23, 2016 admin

The FDA and the unsuspecting American consumer

Most people are now aware of the medical benefits of constituents in the marijuana plant.  But not too many people in the US understand the diference between “THC” (tetrahydrocannabinol), the mood altering and occasionally hallucinogenic part of marijuana that is the source of being “stoned”, and canabidiol, aka, “CBD.”  Many a songwriter and lead guitarist might owe some of that creative artistry to the former substance.  But both are involved with the so-called “endocannabinoid” system — a complex network of long chain fatty acids, receptors, and enzymes that influences many processes such as appetite, carcinogenesis, cardiovascular diseases, fertility, immune functions, memory, neuroprotection, and pain sensitivity.    A graphic might look like this (credit to Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience): »