Category: Health

NY’s Large Drink Ban, Where Do You Stand? 0

NY’s Large Drink Ban, Where Do You Stand?

This week the New York City Board of Health, at the behest of Mayor Billionaire Bloomberg, approved a ban on large sugary drinks. Seeking to reduce runaway obesity rates, the New York City Board of Health on Thursday approved a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, street carts and movie theaters, the first restriction of its kind in the country. The measure, which bars the sale of many sweetened drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces, is to take effect on March 12, unless it is blocked by a judge. – nytimes.com Health...

Monsanto BT Toxin Corn Is Ready For Your Plate, Among 17 Year Low Yield 2

Monsanto BT Toxin Corn Is Ready For Your Plate, Among 17 Year Low Yield

Monsanto, probably the world’s most controversial company, is ready to hit shelves with their GMO sweet corn. Frankencorn, as some call it, MON 810 aka YieldGard as Monsanto calls it, has been genetically modified to resist its own Roundup herbicide and insects. The corn is engineered to contain Bt toxin, which tears up the digest system of insects when they eat it. The corn’s DNA is equipped with a gene from soil bacteria called Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) that produces the Bt-toxin. It’s a pesticide; it breaks open the stomach of certain insects and kills them. But Monsanto and the Environmental Protection...

Dr. Oz Vindicated On Apple Juice Arsenic Claims 0

Dr. Oz Vindicated On Apple Juice Arsenic Claims

Remember when Dr. Oz  caused a huge controversy over arsenic levels in apple juice and the FDA and other medical professionals jumped down his throat? Oz was accused of various things the least of which was trying to cause a panic. The FDA  and others said that Oz’s method of testing for arsenic in apple juice was unscientific and therefore incorrect. They went on TV and said  he did not do the correct tests so his information was wrong. Dr. Oz stuck to his guns and refused to back down and now it turns out he was right. Dr. Oz...

Will Senate Democrats protect Medicare and Medicaid? 0

Will Senate Democrats protect Medicare and Medicaid?

There is a petition going around to get Senate Democrats to commit to a position on cuts to Medicare and Medicaid. So far, many have been tight-lipped about their stance on the subject. This is one of the biggest problems with the Democrats. They are too weak to take a position. The Republican party and, their illegitimate child, the Tea Party, may be bat shit crazy but they have resolve. Tell your Senator to answer the question: “Will you support cuts to our Medicare or Medicaid benefits? Yes or no?” Earlier this month, we hand delivered a letter to the...

Writer’s Inappropriate Jab At Steve Jobs’ Alternative Medicine Use 0

Writer’s Inappropriate Jab At Steve Jobs’ Alternative Medicine Use

The headline that attracted my attention on Yahoo News was “Did Alternative Medicine Kill Steve Jobs? Well with that type of title you expect some sort of adverse reaction from an alternative treatment or a direct action resulting in Steve Jobs death. The article contains none of that. The article, seemingly aggregated from LiveScience.com which seems to have gotten it from their sister site MyHealthNewsDaily.com and written by a Rachael Rettner, repeatedly questions the use of alternative medicine and Jobs’ use of the approach. After Steve Jobs was diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer in 2003, he allegedly...