Protecting Children’s Health: American Academy of Pediatrics Misses the Big Picture in Their Flawed ‘Organics’ Analysis

By Charlotte Vallaeys
The Cornucopia Institute 

For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has weighed in on organic foods for children.  Its news release was widely covered in the national media.

While the AAP should be commended for acknowledging the potentially harmful effects of pesticide residues on conventional foods, their report—and associated press coverage—is […]

Coconut Oil Baby Care Recipes

The number of chemicals our children are exposed to on a daily basis is scary! Reduce your chemical exposure when you make your own All-Natural Baby Care Recipes at home, using Coconut Oil.

Supplements not on an FDA approved list could disappear

by Alliance for Natural Health

Supplements not on an FDA “approved” list could disappear.

The NDI guidance interprets the rules for new supplements. After your protests got the first draft scrubbed, work on a second draft continues at FDA. A second meeting between FDA and “stakeholders”—mostly trade groups, with ANH-USA once again the only grassroots consumer group present—took […]

Random Violence & Senseless Shootings: Police data may I.D. psychiatric drug use in violent crimes

By Kelly Patricia O’Meara
The Citizens Commission on Human Rights

Law enforcement is in a unique position to collect data that may actually provide the most accurate information about the possible connection between psychotropic  drugs and violence.

Image caption: 22 international drug regulatory warnings cite psychiatric drugs causing violent reactions including mania, psychosis, hostility, violence and homicide.

In an effort […]

Die Early with Sleeping Pills

by Alliance for Natural Health

A new study shows prescription sleeping pills bring an increased risk of dying early—or getting cancer. So why is FDA rubber-stamping such dangerous drugs?

Sleep deprivation is a serious issue. As many as 70 million Americans suffer from insomnia and other sleep disorders. Some 60 million prescriptions for sleeping pills—technically called hypnotic […]

Low cholesterol associated with enhanced risk of death in heart failure patients

by Dr. Briffa

While raised cholesterol levels are often said to be bad news for the heart, I was interested to read a recently published piece of research which assessed the relationship between cholesterol levels and health outcomes in individuals suffering from heart failure. In this US-based study, about 2,500 people were assessed for an […]

Study: Far Fewer Chemicals Needed in Farming

This is a matter of paying people for their knowledge and smart work instead of paying chemical companies for poisons.

GMO Labeling Opponents Getting Desperate in California

by Brian Shilhavy
The LA Times is reporting today that support for Proposition 37, the statewide ballot measure in California to label genetically engineered foods, has seen its voter support plummet during the last month, and a new poll shows it is a dead heat. After a barrage of negative television advertisements, financed by a $41-million opposition […]

15 Ways I Use Coconut Oil Every Day

by Jacquelyn Byers
Little Owl Crunchy Mama 

If I were a poet I would write an ode to coconut oil. It might start something like this:”Oh, Coconut Oil, how I love thee. Let me count the ways.”

I know, right? Terrible. Thankfully for you I am not a poet. So I won’t bore you. But I will tell you how […]

How Kids Are Getting Hooked on Pills for Life

By Evelyn Pringle, Martha Rosenberg 
Young children were once expected to outgrow their issues; now they’re diagnosed with lifelong psychiatric problems.
Where do parents and teachers get the idea there’s something wrong with kids that only an expensive drug can fix? From Big Pharma’s seamless web of ads, subsidized doctors, journals, medical courses and conferences, paid “patient” groups, phony public services messages […]