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

Dental Mercury: Dangerous to Pregnant Women and Children in Europe but Safe in the US?

Dorice Madronero offered a grave warning to a 2010 Dental Products Panel of United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA): “As a young expectant mother I know that twice following dental work I miscarried. I know that at the time the dentist gave no warning about a mercury exposure. I know that at no point in my visits to the obstetrician was I warned about a mercury exposure, in the dental fillings or asked about my medical and dental history.” At the same meeting Madronero presented her experiences with dental mercury, one of the Dental Products Panel members supported her concerns about children. Dr. Suresh Kotagal a pediatric neurologist at the Mayo Clinic, concluded: “…I think that there is really no place for mercury in children.” While health agencies inform the public about the possible presence of mercury in certain types of fish and shellfish and recommend that pregnant women and children restrict these food products in their diet, the use of mercury in dentistry continues in the United States without any warnings. Meanwhile, other parts of the world are taking action. While other countries around the world are enacting measures to protect children and women of child-bearing age from the hazards of dental mercury, the US is still allowing this dangerous scenario to continue. Millions of Americans, including children and fetuses, are needlessly exposed to the neurotoxin mercury because of dental amalgam fillings.

Withdrawing from Psychiatric Drugs: A Holistic Approach

Drugs such as cocaine and heroine are difficult to stop after daily use for a month or longer. The longer the more difficult. But there are “legal” pharmaceutical drugs that are as difficult or worse, depending on the length of time one is placed on them by a physician or psychiatrist. It’s not unusual to be on one or more of those types of drugs for several months to several years. A 2103 study discovered that one in six Americans is on a psychiatric drug for nervous and emotional issues, up from one in ten disclosed in a 2011 government Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) report. And many were initially put on these drugs for lifetime use or have become addicted after even a few months of using them. Many are seeking to get off psychiatric pharmaceuticals. Their attempts often fail due to the difficulty of tapering off alone. They usually speak of “waves and windows” that can go on for years after getting off anti-depressants and other psychiatric drugs. Waves are surges of needing or craving the drug while overwhelmed with the symptoms that were supposedly held off with the drugs. Windows are lucid occasions of being free from disturbing thoughts and emotions. There are several natural options for getting more windows and less waves while tapering.

Iodine Supplements Used Successfully for Diabetes and Other Diseases at Higher Doses

The importance of iodine supplementation is a topic found in the alternative health media, mostly to regulate thyroid activity. But the importance of iodine for other organs and its function as a disease fighter and preventive are not well known. The fact is that all our cells use iodine for optimum functioning. While more are beginning to realize the importance of iodine for proper thyroid function and protecting the thyroid against radioactive iodine-131 from nuclear bomb testing and nuclear plant disasters such as the most recent Fukushima catastrophe, the importance of iodine supplementation is underestimated nutritionally and medically, while iodine fears, are greatly exaggerated. Dr. Guy Abraham, the national father of higher dosage iodine calls such fears about iodine “idophobia”.

Medical Kidnapping Stories Top Most Viewed Articles of 2017 – Gardasil Vaccine Still #1 Topic on Health Impact News

The top 4 stories published in 2017 in the Health Impact News network were medical kidnapping stories, showing that the public is becoming more aware and more concerned about the state-sponsored abduction of children by child protective services. Medical kidnapping stories comprised half of the top 10 articles published in 2017. The other top-read stories published in 2017 were on the topics of vaccines, and saturated fats and coconut oil. From all of us at Health Impact News we thank our readers for their support in 2017. It has been a pleasure to serve you! We look forward to proclaiming the truth in 2018, mainly health news that the corporate-funded mainstream media censors, primarily due to massive funding from the pharmaceutical industry.

Broken Brain: Dr. Mark Hyman Presents FREE Online Series on Holistic Mental Health

Starting January 17, 2018, NY Times Bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman is offering a docuseries called "Broken Brain." This 8-part docuseries will you give a better and much deeper understanding of our most precious and dynamic organ - the brain. Over 50 experts will give you their top tips for creating your best brain. You can achieve more mental clarity, become sharper, more focused and live a more joyful, healthier life.

Government Attempting to Clamp Down on Medical Cannabis States While Allowing Opioid Pain Killers to Flow into Black Markets

While other nations are allowing medical allowances for cannabis or beginning to see the potential for cannabis applied medicinally, here in the USA dark clouds are forming federally that threaten existing medical marijuana states. Meanwhile, the real drug epidemic of opioid painkillers goes not only unhampered, but encouraged by the same dark clouds in Washington, D.C. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has hampered legal action against pharmaceutical drug trafficking while the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment that protects medical marijuana states is in jeopardy. A recent 60 Minutes investigative report with a former DEA whistleblower reveals the likely motive behind the recent attacks against medical cannabis and the proliferation of the opioid pain killer epidemic.

FDA Looks to Ban Bioidentical Hormones Like Estriol

Many millions of women depend on estriol. In 2008, the FDA – likely acting upon a petition it received from Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Premarin (an estrogen drug made from pregnant horse mares’ urine) – went after bioidentical hormones, particularly estriol. Thanks to ANH members and the wider natural health community, the FDA backed off. Now, they see an opportunity to remove estriol and other hormones by other means and we must once again mobilize to stop them.

FDA’s Seeks to Ban Supplements – Sees Supplement Sales as Threat to Pharmaceutical Drugs?

Last year, we told you about the FDA’s massive attack on supplements that came in the form of a guidance document. That guidance is meant to provide clarity to supplement companies regarding “new supplements”—referred to as new dietary ingredients, or NDIs. The FDA’s proposed NDI notification process remains one of the largest threats to the supplement industry ever.

War on Drugs: Government Approves Patented Synthetic THC but Still Classifies Natural Cannabis as Dangerous and Illegal

The pharmaceutical industry is pulling out the stops lobbying government officials and influencing those that are inclined toward prohibition, to protect not only their synthetic THC interests but also their vast exclusive pharmaceutical market. Increased cannabis use is intruding on the pharmaceutical industry's turf. It has been implied and most of us could see it coming, but on November 22, 2017, it became official. The DEA placed synthetic THC, Dronabinol, the medicinally powerful compound that creates the high in marijuana, as a Schedule II controlled substance, yet whole plant cannabis remains as a Schedule I controlled substance. The most basic irony is the idea of synthetically creating one compound of a natural plant and making it legal for medical applications while banning the plant from which it was copied synthetically, even making its use illegal. Unfortunately, this is business as usual with the pharmaceutical industry.

Chlorella: Super Food for Healing and Detox

Chlorella is a super-food that offers so many detoxification and health boosting qualities that it is hard to imagine how or why it seems to be under the radar for many holistic health advocates. Chlorella is single cell algae that can be produced in open pools of fresh water with lots of exposure to sunlight. Since each cell can only be seen through a microscope, it is categorized as a microalgae. Researchers in the West have become increasingly aware of its extremely high nutrient density over the past 100 plus years. In 2016, the journal Current Pharmaceutical Design published a review, Chlorella vulgaris: A Multifunctional Dietary Supplement with Diverse Medicinal Properties. They stated: "Clinical trials have suggested that supplementation with C. vulgaris can ameliorate … hyperglycemia, and protect against oxidative stress, cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease." Chlorella is not some sort of exaggerated super-food fad; chlorella could replace a lot of supplements that are not as natural.