Is this why brain supplements are suddenly under attack? Action Alerts! Does the FDA want to clear away competition for the new drug? This wouldn’t be the first time this has happened. Just as the first SSRI anti-depressant drug was coming out, the agency banned the amino acid tryptophan. The SSRIs prevented the body from… Continue reading Expected New “Blockbuster” Alzheimer’s Drug
Month: October 2015
Is the New Attack on Brain Health Supplements Putting Thousands of Other Supplements at Risk?
There are plenty of reason to wonder. Action Alerts! As we revealed in our related story, the attack on picamilon (a safe supplement combining the natural substances GABA and vitamin B3) spearheaded by the attorney general of Oregon, with the assistance of Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), has likely been orchestrated by the US Food and Drug… Continue reading Is the New Attack on Brain Health Supplements Putting Thousands of Other Supplements at Risk?
Horrific Disease Creeping into the US
This is a kind of Halloween story, but it is a true one. Chagas disease is the stuff of horror movies, but public health officials are doing very little to address it. A rare and deadly tropical disease once thought to be limited to economically depressed regions of South America is now appearing in areas… Continue reading Horrific Disease Creeping into the US
HHS Says Supplements Send 23,000 People to the Hospital ER! Each Year!
Balderdash. The agency’s own CDC data shows that supplements are overwhelmingly safe. Action Alert! The mainstream media is using a new study funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), released last week, to renew the false charges that supplements are unregulated, unsafe, and require more federal oversight. Even a cursory examination… Continue reading HHS Says Supplements Send 23,000 People to the Hospital ER! Each Year!
“Nail in the Coffin” for Calcium Supplements?
No, of course not. But it is true you shouldn’t take them alone. A new British Medical Journal study has created more headlines in the mainstream media. One article opened with this: “A new study should put the final nail in the coffin for any lingering beliefs that calcium supplements are good for you.” That’s… Continue reading “Nail in the Coffin” for Calcium Supplements?
Both the Institute of Medicine and the American Diabetes Association Say, “Enjoy Your Fructose (Fruit Sugar)!”
Sorry, sugar is sugar, whether from fruit or not. And if the “fruit sugar” is actually high-fructose corn syrup—from GMO corn at that—and quaffed down in endless sodas, it just gets worse. A recent meta-analysis published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings confirms this yet again. It notes that both the Institute of Medicine and the… Continue reading Both the Institute of Medicine and the American Diabetes Association Say, “Enjoy Your Fructose (Fruit Sugar)!”
What Will Big Pharma Try to Sell Us Next—the Brooklyn Bridge?
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new class of cholesterol-lowering drugs that will cost more than $14,000 a year. Why did a new class of super-expensive statins need to be developed? Partly because the older statins are coming off patent and cannot be sold at high prices anymore. Also because of the wide… Continue reading What Will Big Pharma Try to Sell Us Next—the Brooklyn Bridge?
CA Governor: No Experimental Drugs for Terminal Patients
California Gov. Jerry Brown recently vetoed the state’s Right to Try Act, which passed both the state assembly and the senate with bipartisan support. In his veto message, the governor wrote, “Patients with life-threatening conditions should be able to try experimental drugs, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s compassionate use program allows this to… Continue reading CA Governor: No Experimental Drugs for Terminal Patients
Are Supplements Dangerous?
More on Natural Substances to Combat Alzheimer’s
Two weeks ago we told you how coconut oil is showing great promise in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. New studies show that other natural substances are also offering big breakthroughs, and the drug industry is trying to jump on the bandwagon with them too.