News Clips, July 25, 2019

No Ban for Toxic Pesticide
The Environmental Protection Agency has decided not to ban chlorpyrifos, a class of pesticides that have been found to cause a host of neurological problems in children. Recall that the EPA’s own scientists have warned of the dangers of these chemicals, but as ever in our crony government, special interests in the chemical industry won the day.
Natural Health Beats Alzheimer’s
A new study out of the University of Exeter has found that a healthy lifestyle can help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease, even in those who have a genetic risk of the disease. People whose diet was higher in sugar and salt, who did not get regular exercise, and who smoked cigarettes were at greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Previous studies have found links with artificial sweeteners and prescription drugs and Alzheimer’s.
Courts Offer Bayer/Monsanto Save
A federal judge has reduced the damages awarded to a California plaintiff who claimed Roundup weedkiller caused his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, from $80.27 million to $25.27 million. Considering there are about 13,400 plaintiffs suing Bayer/Monsanto over Roundup, this could set a precedent that reduces the payouts the company will have to make.
Medicare Boost for Natural Health
The Trump administration has proposed covering acupuncture for Medicare patients with chronic pain as an alternative to opioid drugs. We have our issues with Medicare, but this is a step in the right direction. As we’ve argued before, natural medicine has much to offer for pain relief (in addition to many other ailments, of course). It’s too bad that it took an opioid epidemic to kill hundreds of thousands of Americans before the government saw safe and effective natural medicine as an alternative. This kind of victory is amazing given the entrenched interests in Washington who want to keep giving us expensive, ineffective pharmaceutical drugs to treat chronic diseases when natural health can offer so much more


  1. I am writing, as a family physician and surgeon to strongly support the use of acupuncture for use by Medicare recipients to control problems with chronic pain, instead of needing to use opioid medications.
    Jean Marie Naples, MD-Ph.D.

  2. I have used natural medicine for the past 35 years and it keeps me from becoming ill and getting chronic illnesses. I love it. I just with people who practice natural medicine would not be under attack by the government and special interests. This is a way to get to the root cause of our healthcare costs being so high!

  3. LIKE THIS NEW FORMAT!! I like the short clips where you have the choice to click on the link for additional information. Keep up the good work in allowing us to keep updated on natural health information 🙂

  4. About the Reduction:: I have experienced a situation where the Defendant (City of Garland, Texas Chief of Police) appealed the fine and the judge reduced it by 50%, the POS appealed it again and the judge reduced it a further 50% which eliminated the fine altogether!.

  5. Thank You Gretchen and Team, for seeking truth and speaking truth. Our country is turning into a Giant lie without net nutrality. The Information Age is becoming The Misinformation Age, just as the Satanic, Globalist, Pedophiles have planned. Now they are selling us the 5G Military Biological Weapons System as a Communications System. How Impressively Evil, Diabolical and Treasonous. It seems as though UN Agenda 21 is progressing towards a World Wide Genocide of Humanity and Nature! We can either serve the Devil, Dollar and Destruction of Nature or we can serve God, Humanity and Nature. Thank You for being on the same team as I am.
    In Purpose

  6. About the opioid drugs. I have congenital chronic pancreatitis, systemic gout, fibromyalgia, trigeminal neuralgia, and other things that can cause severe pain. I have tried acupuncture, I would have to get it about every other hour for it to work. I have tried a couple of nerve block procedures for the pancreatitis, they didn’t work. I have tried non-opioid drugs, they didn’t work or I was way to sensitive to them, like sleeping 23 out of 24 hours a day after taking just one. So where did that leave me? It left me with trying opioid drugs. The opioids helped, I could tolerate them and I don’t like them. I wish there was something else that helped with the pain without the euphoria, but so far there isn’t. So go beat your drums and wave your flags but don’t forget about people like me. I only take what is prescribed by my pain specialist and only that amount and some days it doesn’t quite cover the pain.

  7. I think this is a wonderful breakthrough; and hope that in the near future more natural cures will be excepted by medicare!!

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