Alternative Health looks at alternative ways of treating illness apart from the medical system.

Study: Antacids During Pregnancy Linked to Increase in Asthma in Children

Not only do they make your acid reflux problems worse, acid blockers actually sicken your unborn child. An analysis of eight different studies, including data from over 1.6 million patients, found that taking heartburn medication during pregnancy significantly increases the risk for asthma for the baby. The researchers found that proton pump inhibitors (such as Prilosec or Nexium) increase the risk of babies developing asthma by 30%; other acid blockers (like Pepcid and Tagamet) increased the risk by 46%. These are huge numbers. This is of course only the latest alarm bell to go off regarding Big Pharma’s wrong-headed answer to acid reflux and stomach problems. These drugs are the poster children of everything wrong with our current medical establishment and drug approval process.

Medical Director of California Holistic Cancer Clinic Writes New Book on Treating and Preventing Cancer

There is a cancer clinic in California that labels itself integrative, but is far beyond the normal medical approach that many cancer clinics advertise as "integrative." Most cancer clinics use the term "integrative" in assisting patients with managing the toxic side effects of conventional chemotherapy and radiation therapy. This clinic uses natural modalities as a major part of its healing while using some low dose chemotherapy as needed with an advanced targeted approach that limits side effects. This clinic is in Irvine, California, and it’s called The New Center for Medicine. The Center is a pleasant modern outpatient facility with all its treatments for various maladies, including cancer, under one roof. Irvine is situated between Los Angeles and San Diego and is easily accessed by all modes of transportation. Cancer Center for Healing customizes a treatment approach according to blood test toxicity and genetic reading results to combine the best of natural and integrative cancer treatments for shrinking primary tumors, slowing the growth of tumors, and eliminating cancer cells that may metastasize to other parts of the body. Their cancer treatment plans protect your normal healthy cells, boost your immune system, and block the angiogenic process, where tumors develop blood vessels to promote their growth, while negating cancer-induced muscle loss or wasting away known medically as cachexia, a common occurrence among conventional cancer patients.

FDA Defies Congress Again

In the waning days of 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ignored the expressed will of Congress. The agency completed a “guidance” document that prohibits traditional compounding pharmacies from stocking doctors’ offices with custom drugs. In December 2015, Congress included a provision in an end-of-the-year spending bill ordering the FDA to issue a guidance document clarifying how physicians and compounding pharmacists could continue the “office use” of drugs. These are custom drugs that a doctor keeps on hand for immediate treatment use. Congress could not have been clearer: the agency was not to forbid office use. The FDA has now answered—by ignoring it.

Industry Funding has Turned Science-Based Evidence into Science-Biased Propaganda

Industry funded "science" has tainted our world and turned science-based evidence into science-biased propaganda. Universities are laundering money through foundations to intentionally hide relationships, while scientists secretly nurture their relationships with corporate executives. Negative outcomes go unpublished, the peer review process is so weak only studies that challenge industry interests are heavily scrutinized (usually by scientists hired by corporate public relations firms). Media is paid handsomely to ensure the public that "the science is settled," especially when corporate liability is a primary concern. Raw data is held captive, conflicts of interest are not fully disclosed and studies are designed to specifically obtain a desired outcome. It's certainly no secret that academic research is often funded by corporations. Academia often claims that such funding allows for innovation and does not influence the outcome of the studies. Industry, too, claims that such relationships do not influence the scientific process.

Alternative Cancer Clinic in Arizona Uses Natural Therapies with High Success Rate

What if you knew of an all natural cancer clinic that has survived in the USA for nine years with a very high rate of remission and recovery rates? There is one in Tempe, Arizona. It’s called NatureWorksBest Cancer Clinic. Cancer patients come to that clinic after they’ve been diagnosed with cancer from conventional oncologists. There are some USA “integrative” cancer clinics and hospitals that offer natural treatments to mostly support cancer patients through orthodox oncology procedures. But the NatureWorksBest cancer clinic does not use chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or surgery at all while using state of the art diagnostic methods to determine patients’ progress. Dr. Colleen Huber recorded 397 of her clinic’s patient histories from start to finish up to 2015, including those who left early, did chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, and refused to comply with her dietary recommendations. Only a few died while under her clinic’s care.

Cholesterol Lowering Statin Drugs Increase Progression of Coronary Artery Calcification

Statins are the most profitable medications produced by the Big Pharma Cartel. A report from the National Center for Health Statistics claims that 50% of men age 65-74, and nearly 40% of women over the age of 75 take a statin medication. A 2011 study found over 32 million Americans were taking a statin drug. If that many people are prescribed a drug, one would assume that the drug is effective at treating or preventing something. How effective are statin medications? Not very. This class of medications fails nearly 99% of those who take them. Cardiologists order coronary artery calcium scores to assess how much calcium is deposited in the coronary arteries. This test is done with a computerized tomography (CT) scan. According to the Cleveland Clinic, “Coronary calcium scores are the most sensitive approaches to detecting coronary calcification from atherosclerosis before symptoms develop.” In other words, the higher the coronary artery calcium score, the more risk there is for having a heart attack. An article in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology investigated whether the use of stains influences the progression of coronary artery calcification during five years of follow-up in subjects who took a statin medication and compared them to subjects who did not take a statin drug. The scientists reported that subjects who took statins for five years, when compared to those that took a placebo, were found to have a 2-fold increase in coronary artery calcification progression.

Diatomaceous Earth: Safe Supplement that Supports Human Detoxification and Restores Collagen

Diatomaceous earth (DE) is an inexpensive natural compound with multiple uses. As a food grade powder it can be used to detox heavy metals, parasites, and microbial pathogens. It also distributes silica internally. Silica is an important component of bone matter. So is magnesium, which is to a lesser extent part of DE. Without silica and magnesium, supplementing calcium alone is dangerous. Calcium’s assimilation into building bone matter depends on both silica and magnesium as well as vitamin D. Without proper assimilation into bone matter, calcium remains in the blood and can literally calcify in the arteries, creating arteriosclerosis. DE is known for its ability to safely eliminate bugs of all types, including bedbugs, from dwellings, gardens, and small organic farms. It’s safe because it is non-toxic to humans and animals. Chemical insecticides are toxic to mammalian nervous systems. That’s how they work on insects, by destroying their nervous systems. Diatomacesous earth works on insects externally by desiccating (completely drying) their exoskeletons or hard outer surfaces, which they need to survive. So yes, this inexpensive abundant material can be used in various ways safely as long as it is food grade DE.

Snopes Exposed: A Look at the “Fake News” Watch Dogs

Unless you've been living under a rock or hiding beneath the covers in your bed for the past couple of months, you've undoubtedly heard the war cries against "fake news." Facebook — being the largest social media site on which news is shared among millions — has vowed to take steps to limit the amount of "misinformation" that can be spread on its site by forwarding suspected fake news stories to fact-checkers like Snopes. The danger of giving certain entities the power to tag a news story as "fake" or "real" is clearly demonstrated by recent revelations about Snopes. After Facebook announced Snopes would be used to fact-check stories, The Daily Mail questioned Snopes' façade as a paragon of truth. Snopes was created in 1995 by Barbara and David Mikkelson to explore the truth and fiction behind myths and urban legends (see video above). According to the Daily Mail's investigation into the company, the couple posed as "The San Fernardo Valley Folklore Society" when they first started — a society that, in fact, does not exist as a legal entity. David has admitted they created the fake society, with official-looking stationary and all, "to help make the inquiries seem more legit." The Mikkelsons divorced in 2015, but are still locked in a heated legal battle over corporate and private funds. Barbara claims David embezzled $98,000 of company money, allegedly spending it on "himself and prostitutes," and used corporate funds for his personal use, including attorney's fees, without consulting her. David, on the other hand, claims he's been underpaid, and is demanding an "industry standard" rate of at least $360,000 per year. He's currently making $240,000 a year from Snopes. He also accuses Barbara of taking millions of dollars from their joint bank accounts to buy property. According to the Daily Mail, David's attorneys have also "blasted Barbara as 'a loose cannon who simply must have her way.'"

Why You Should Avoid Microwave Cooking

Most people think the hazards of microwave cooking are simply involved with microwave emissions from the unit outward and into anxiously awaiting spectators. No big deal. It only takes a few minutes. But much more importantly, microwaved cooked foods can become toxic and carcinogenic. This is not just hearsay or “fake news” nor is it corporate counter propaganda or merely agitprop. It’s real science, mostly suppressed and marginalized. When 90 percent of domestic dwellings, offices, restaurants, and even hospitals have and use microwave ovens, you know there would be enough vested interest to defend their use and stonewall any science that threatens both sales and the convenience so many prefer to rely on. This article is an attempt to display a preponderance of evidence sufficient for readers to at least question the wall of denial from defenders of microwave cooking, both the industrial interests and those who are addicted to its convenience.

France to Ban People with Down Syndrome from Smiling

Another big step was taken towards the mass persecution of children with Down syndrome. On November 10th, the French ‘State Counsel’ rejected an appeal made by people with Down syndrome, their families and allies to lift the ban on broadcasting the award winning “Dear Future Mom” video on French television. The ban was previously imposed by the French Broadcasting Counsel. Kids who are unjustly described as a ‘risk’ before they are born, are now wrongfully portrayed as a ‘risk’ after birth too. The video features a number of young people from around the globe telling about their lives. Their stories reflect today’s reality of living with Down syndrome and aims to reassure women who have received a prenatal diagnosis. The State Counsel said that allowing people with Down syndrome to smile was “inappropriate” because people’s expression of happiness was “likely to disturb the conscience of women who had lawfully made different personal life choices”. So our kids, whom studies from the USA and the Netherlands have proven to be much happier than the cranky, sulky bunch who go trough life without Down syndrome, are banned from public television because their happy faces make post-abortion women feel uncomfortable.