Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), a noted champion of natural supplements, has announced he will not seek re-election in 2018. The announcement came last week. He may even retire before his term ends. As one of natural health’s foremost advocates in Congress, we are sad to see him go. Rep. Chaffetz was a staunch supporter of… Continue reading Supplement Advocates Are Losing a Champion in Congress
A new ruling is expected to pave the way for genetically modified citrus to enter your local stores—but a loophole allows the food industry to keep you in the dark about the nature of the fruit you’re purchasing. The Animal Plant Health and Inspection Service (APHIS) is getting ready to do an environmental impact statement… Continue reading Frankencitrus Coming to a Store Near You?
The international community delivered a blow to our government’s buddy, Monsanto. Will federal government cronies listen? The International Monsanto Tribunal in the Hague, Netherlands, is an international civil society initiative to hold Monsanto accountable for human rights violations, for crimes against humanity, and for ecocide. Last October, eminent judges heard testimonies from victims. Last week,… Continue reading Guilty: Monsanto, Global Villain
The FDA is likely to move against numerous natural, compounded medicines. Action Alert! The Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee (PCAC) advises the FDA on what supplements and drugs can be individually formulated for patients—many of whom have very specific needs that can only be met through these alternative formulations. The next meeting of the PCAC has… Continue reading Even More Natural Medicines Are Now at Risk
While the national movement that swept Donald Trump into office leaned heavily on a “Drain the Swamp” slogan, FDA officials are filling the swamp with more murky water and many of them are leaving the agency en masse to work at a Big Pharma consulting/lobbying firm. Greenleaf Health, which may not have been on your… Continue reading Still Think the FDA Looks Out for Consumers?
After selling out to Big Pharma, 23andMe went from being a pariah with the FDA to being a darling. Recently, the FDA approved 23andMe’s direct-to-consumer genetic tests for ten conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, and celiac disease. Consumers send 23andMe a saliva sample, and the company sends back genetic data analyzing the disease risk of… Continue reading FDA Loosens Reins on 23andMe Gene Tests
Industry says we need conventional/GMO farming to feed the world. Here’s why they’re wrong. David Montgomery, PhD, professor of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington, recently pointed out that regenerative farming practices that restore fertility to soil will be the key to the future of agriculture. Consider these facts: Family farms produce… Continue reading A Real Solution to Feeding the World: Family Farms
Get a second opinion, and you’ll get confused. That could be the new motto for a healthcare industry characterized by dueling diagnoses. According to a new study by the Mayo Clinic, nine out of ten people who seek a second opinion after receiving an initial diagnosis from a doctor get either a somewhat different or… Continue reading Doctors Disagree…88% of the Time
Zen Honeycutt, executive director of Moms Across America, gives an overview of the vast damage being caused by glyphosate on human health and the environment. She details the importance of going organic and provides ways to get involved in the fight against this dangerous chemical. FULL INTERVIEW: