Top 10 Stories from 2011

As we come to the close of 2011 and the first year of Health Impact News, we look back on the top stories of 2011 decided by you, the readers, based on number of views for each story. We published over 1300 stories this year, and here are the top 10 most viewed:

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The Medical Monopoly on Healing

by Dr. Mercola
The medical profession has a long history of opposing alternative healing professions.

While always claiming public safety as its reason for the attacks, the true reasons often involve protecting their monopoly of the healthcare market.

Medicine’s opposition to chiropractic was its strongest under the leadership of Morris Fishbein, Secretary of the American Medical […]

FDA continues to turn a deaf ear to consumers regarding supplements

By Lee Bechtel
National Health Federation

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has continued to turn a deaf ear to consumers and their health in pushing forward its agenda to remove thousands of safe supplements from the American marketplace.

The FDA is Deaf and Dumb

Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., the director of the Division of Dietary […]

Vaccines create deadlier viruses through antigenic drift

by Michael Belkin
The Refusers

Here we have a study pointing out the unintended consequences of vaccination. ‘Antigenic drift occurs when pressure from the body’s immune system causes a virus used in a vaccine to mutate into a slightly different form that can potentially be more infectious.’ In other words, the vaccine creates a […]

How to Legally Get a Vaccine Exemption

by Dr. Mercola

In 1905, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the legal authority of state governments to pass laws requiring citizens residing in the state to use smallpox vaccine (or other vaccines) if the state considers mass use of the vaccine necessary to protect the “public health”.

As of 2011, all 50 states […]

Dow’s New GM Corn: The Return of Agent Orange

by Sayer Ji
[Important Note: There is an action item discussed at the end of this article, but to send a message immediately to the US government that you stand against the future widespread use of 2,4 Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, a major ingredient in Agent Orange, and the 2,4 D resistant crops […]

Doctor recommends coconut oil for healthy skin in the winter

Dr. James J. Mahoney talks about the advantage of using coconut oil for healthy skin in the winter.

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Virgin Coconut Oil Helps You Maintain a Healthy Weight

by Dr. Mercola

Many still believe that saturated fats like coconut oil are “fattening” and bad for your heart — a pervasive myth that began in 1953 following the publication of a seriously flawed study by Dr. Ancel Keys.

But the truth is, coconut oil is actually one of the healthiest oils you […]

Pharmageddon: U.S. is world’s biggest user of psychotropic drugs

The United States has a passion for pills, being the world’s biggest users of psychotropic drugs, consuming 60 per cent of them. And pharmaceutical firms are keen to keep cashing in on the multibillion-dollar market, even if it costs people’s health.

America is regarded as a country with a prodigious appetite for […]

To Achieve Optimal Health Eat MORE Saturated Fat

Health Impact News Editor Comment: This short 9 minute video (below) by Dr. Joe Mercola on saturated fats is worth watching. The 50-70% recommendation may or may not be optimal for all people.  Just for context, if you are wondering how the U.S. government came to give bad dietary advice on fats for so […]