By Paul Roberts Published 5:43 pm PDT, Friday, October 12, 2018 Matt Moreno of Washington state loves Tesla’s electric vehicles. His family has two of them. Matt Moreno of Washington state loves Tesla’s electric vehicles. His family has two of them. Photo: Alan Berner / Seattle Times Photo: Alan Berner / Seattle Times Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Matt Moreno of Washington state loves Tesla’s electric vehicles. His family has two of them. Matt Moreno of Washington state loves Tesla’s electric vehicles. His family has two of them. Photo: Alan Berner / Seattle Times Tesla true believers volunteer to help with deliveries 1 / 1 Back to Gallery When Elon Musk, embattled CEO of Tesla, … [Read more...] about Tesla true believers volunteer to help with deliveries
THANKS to lots of exciting new research and the rise of prebiotics, gut health has become a hot topic, and something many of us are starting to invest more time and money in – but with so much conflicting advice out there, it can be difficult to know what to believe.Here, Dmitry Alexeev, from personalised health technology company Atlas Biomed, helps sort through six of the most unhelpful misconceptions around gut health...1. All bacteria are bad for youMany of us fear bacteria because we associate them with disease-causing pathogens. But Alexeev explains that our body has its own army of friendly bacteria called the microbiome: trillions of microbes that hang out on your skin, and in your gastrointestinal and urogenital tracts. Your gut microbiome helps regulate your metabolism, break down food and protect the body against harmful infections, along with a host of other important functions – we couldn't really live without it."A huge number of them [gut bacteria] reside in … [Read more...] about Wellbeing: Six myths about your gut health that you need to stop believing
Dr. Yamanda Edwards, the daughter of a truck driver and a stay-at-home mom, grew up just a few miles from Martin Luther King/Drew Medical Center, at the time an iconic yet troubled hospital in South Los Angeles. As a child in the 1990s, she knew little of its history — how it rose from the ashes of the Watts riots. And she knew no one in the medical profession. Still, she wanted to become a doctor. “I didn’t know how I was going to get there, but I wanted to get there,” she said. “I was determined.” Now 32, she is the only psychiatrist at the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, on the grounds of the old county-run King/Drew and steps away from where she attended high school. In her lifetime, the community where she grew up has changed dramatically. The population is mostly Latino now, no longer predominantly African-American. King/Drew closed in 2007 amid allegations of malpractice and malfeasance. The new hospital, a private, nonprofit … [Read more...] about Psychiatrist Stays Close To Home And True To Her Childhood Promise
Sunday, April 01, 2018 by: Tracey Watson Tags: Antidepressants, antipsychotics, badmedicine, Dangerous Medicine, homicide, mass shootings, medication, psychiatric drugs, psychiatry, suicide, violence (Natural News) In the aftermath of every mass shooting in the United States – and such shootings take place with shocking regularity – the discussion always seems to be about the weapon used by the shooter. All anybody seems interested in is getting guns out of the hands of the American public, with the assumption being that to remove these weapons would be to erase the risk. What hardly anyone in the mainstream media ever seems to question, though, is why these killers are inclined to want to murder a whole bunch of people in the first place. The theme seems to be: The shooter was “troubled,” but ban the guns and the problem will go away. This thinking is flawed on many levels, not least of all because guns are certainly not the only weapons people can lay … [Read more...] about We know antidepressants cause suicidal thoughts in young people; why is it such a stretch to believe they can also cause murderous tendencies?
I met Luke at a professional conference. I'm a public health and behavioral science expert; Luke's a statistician for a hospital system in New York City. I thought he was brilliant — two Ivy League degrees, decades of experience working with top medical professionals, married to a cardiologist. We stayed in touch. A few months later, after I began speaking out about irrational health beliefs, including the myth that vaccines cause autism, I ran into Luke again. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below "I read your piece," he said.I smiled awkwardly. His son had autism, but we'd never discussed it. What came next shocked me. "How can you say vaccines don't cause autism?" At first I thought he was joking. But no: Luke is an anti-vaxxer, convinced that childhood vaccines are a pharmaceutical conspiracy. He blames vaccines for his son's autism. He mistrusts doctors in general, and he and his wife (a cardiologist, remember) follow a natural lifestyle that minimizes interaction with … [Read more...] about Fake News About Health You Need to Stop Believing