10 November 2007

Flaxseed Reduces Hot Flashes

Flaxseed Shows Potential to Reduce Hot Flashes

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Data from a new Mayo Clinic study suggest that dietary therapy using flaxseed can decrease hot flashes in postmenopausal women who do not take estrogen. The findings from the pilot study are published in the summer 2007 issue of the Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology.

In 21 women who completed the study at the Mayo Clinic, hot flash frequency was cut in half and severity was reduced by 57%. Improved mood, reduced joint or muscle pain, fewer chills, and less sweating was reported.

01 November 2007

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Remember Norman Cousins? He used laughter to get himself out of his death bed when drugs didn't work.

Dr. Whitaker reports in his latest newsletter than adverse drug events rose 260% since 1998 and deaths induced by these events rose by 270%. Medical error was already the third leading cause of death in the U.S., largely due to adverse drug events. It may eventually exceed cancer deaths and become the second leading cause of death, assuming cancer deaths do not increase faster than drug induced deaths.

Well it is all about the money. When you are fat, dumb, and sick you take a lot of drugs and they keep you that way. The best we can probably do about it (other than just say no) is to laugh a lot and Bill Maher will definitely make you chuckle. There is nothing like a little gallows humor to make your day!

Check out Bill Meyer's pro-life rant (otherwise known as his Anti-Pharma rant).