What Really Causes Diabetes?

A diabetes epidemic is ravaging our population, particularly communities of color, and we’re told it’s because of obesity and poor lifestyle choices. Here’s why that’s wrong. Action Alert! Diabetes affects more than 10 percent of the US population, while one-third of Americans are estimated to have pre-diabetes (which can lead to type 2 diabetes). The conventional… Continue reading What Really Causes Diabetes?

FDA Considers Acid Blockers Warning

The FDA is considering ANH’s petition to add a pneumonia warning on acid blocker medications. Let’s keep up the pressure to make sure it happens. Action Alert! Last year, ANH submitted a Citizens Petition to the FDA calling for the addition of a pneumonia warning on all proton pump inhibitor (PPI) medications. The FDA’s interim response letter can… Continue reading FDA Considers Acid Blockers Warning

Food Is Medicine: More Evidence

A large study found that prenatal diets are linked to obesity in childhood. Action Alert! A study of more than 16,000 mother-child pairs in seven European countries found that prenatal diets high in fruits and vegetables and low in refined carbohydrates and processed meat through pregnancy may help prevent childhood obesity. This study once again… Continue reading Food Is Medicine: More Evidence

GE Salmon is Coming

AquaBounty, the purveyor of the genetically engineered (GE) salmon, said the fish could reach store shelves by April of 2021. Action Alert! In a recent online press conference, a chief executive for AquaBounty said that its genetically engineered salmon would be on sale to the US public in April, adding that seven out of ten… Continue reading GE Salmon is Coming

What’s Different About the J&J Vaccine?

How does the Johnson & Johnson vaccine compare to those already being administered? The FDA granted emergency use authorization to Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, and the CDC has recommended the vaccine for adults 18 years of age and older. Here’s what we know so far about the new vaccine. First, by way of explanation:… Continue reading What’s Different About the J&J Vaccine?