Tuesday, April 23, 2019 by: Tracey Watson Tags: badhealth, Big Pharma, complementary medicine, Dangerous Medicine, FDA, health freedom, medical bureaucracy, natural medicine, pharmaceutical drugs, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, WHO, World Health Organization (Natural News) Hippocrates, the famous 4th century father of modern medicine, famously said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Early medical pioneers like Hippocrates understood that you are what you eat, that exercise makes for a healthy mind and healthy body, that disease can both be prevented and beaten, and that the primary job of the physician is to do as much good as possible without doing any harm. It would be a mistake, however, to believe that modern medicine has followed closely in the footsteps of great men like Hippocrates. The modern medical complex is nothing more than a multitude of bureaucracies established to control the distribution of medication and ensure a steady supply … [Read more...] about The major players of “Bureaucratic Medicine”
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When I wrote about YouYou Tu, the Chinese scientist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her successful identification, isolation, purification, and validation of Artemisinin, an antimalarial medication that was quite effective. It was also derived from an herbal remedy used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), which has led a fair number of TCM advocates to portray this Nobel Prize as a "validation" or "vindication" of TCM. It wasn't. Nor was it a validation of naturopathy or herbalism, as has been claimed. It was a validation of the good, old-fashioned science-based medical research discipline of pharmacognosy, or natural products pharmacology. Not that this has stopped a number of quackery apologists from arguing these things and saying that this Nobel Prize means that we should take a closer look at Chinese medicine. Never mind that what passes for "TCM" these days is really the result of a retconning of Chinese folk medicine by Chairman Mao back in the 1950s. A … [Read more...] about A 50 minute infomercial for traditional Chinese medicine disguised as a radio show, courtesy of Colin McEnroe
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Move Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Move | Why Fidgeting Is Good Medicine Supported by Phys Ed ByGretchen Reynolds Sept. 14, 2016 Are you a fidgeter? From now on, you can ignore the frequent requests you undoubtedly receive to just sit still. A new study finds that fidgeting — the toe-tapping, foot-wagging and other body movements that annoy your co-workers — is in fact good for your health. Sitting is one of the scourges of modern life. We sit during meetings, automobile and airplane trips, while completing lengthy work assignments and while binge-watching “Stranger Things.” Studies of movement patterns indicate that most of us spend between eight and 10 hours each day seated. During that time, our bodies and, in particular, our legs barely move. The health consequences of this muscular immobility are well documented and … [Read more...] about Why Fidgeting Is Good Medicine
Dr Dan Poulter. Picture: ARCHANT Archant For many people, one job would be quite enough. Dr Dan Poulter speaking in the House of Commons. Picture: LIBRARYBut when not in Westminster or his constituency, MP Dr Dan Poulter works in what many would also consider a demanding job on its own – as a frontline mental health doctor.Far from being exhausted by the requirements of two jobs, the former gynaecologist and obstetrician – who does the bulk of his hours when parliament is in recess – said retraining as a psychologist had been incredibly rewarding.And despite criticism of his extra workload, the Conservative today reveals the insight he has gained into NHS provision and increasing mental ill health – something he believes makes him better placed to fight for much-needed change.In particular the experience has made him critical of successive governments, including his own party’s, for their approach to mental health care at a time of growing need.Dr Dan … [Read more...] about Why I took a second job as an NHS mental health doctor – despite already being a busy MP
Facing incurable breast cancer at age 55, MaryAnne DiCanto put her faith in “precision medicine” — in which doctors try to match patients with drugs that target the genetic mutations in their tumors. She underwent repeated biopsies to identify therapies that might help. “She believed in it wholeheartedly,” said her husband, Scott Primiano of Amityville, N.Y., a flood-insurance broker. “You live on hope for so long, it’s hard to let go.” Around this point in the average news story, readers would learn how DiCanto — mother to a blended family of five — took a chance on an experimental drug that no one expected to work. She would be the scrappy protagonist whose determination to “keep fighting” enabled her to beat the odds — allowing us to celebrate the triumph of modern science and worry a bit less about our own mortality. But there’s a serious problem with talking about precision medicine for cancer this … [Read more...] about Is ‘Precision Medicine’ The Answer To Cancer? Not Precisely.