Category Archives: Recommended reading

Recommended Reading: 7 Longreads on What We’re Doing to Food & What Food Is Doing to Us

Modern Industrial Foods & Their Effects on the Human BodyWhat’s modern farming doing to our food? This recent article from the Natural Medicine Journal explores the health impact of modern interventions commonly used in the food industry – GM crops, … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Dr. James Rota’s Mirror of the Body

Reviewed by Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN Mirror of the Body represents the collected thoughts and observations of a brilliant and inquiring dentist. Dr. James Rota, a general practitioner of dentistry whose life focus has been on holistic health, courageously … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Our Weird Faith in Pills

There’s a fascinating read in the latest Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine exploring our society’s beliefs about pharmaceutical drugs and how those beliefs can distract and detract from health and well-being. Though it sometimes gets a little “academic” – … Continue reading

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Follow-up: Antidepressants, Obesity & Cancer Edition

Often it happens that soon after we post on one topic or another, we stumble upon related material and think, “Damn, wish we could’ve included that in the post!” A few such item we’ve bookmarked in recent weeks: After “News … Continue reading

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News Flash, Pharmacological Edition

That, of course, is part of the point. The Case Against Antidepressants (The Week) The Antidepressant Debate (British Journal of Psychiatry) SSRI Antidepressants Are Not Medicine (SaveYourself.ca) Take a Pill, Kill Your Sex Drive? 6 Reasons Why Antidepressants Are Misnamed … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Rethinking “Germs”

By now, you’ve probably heard about the latest “superbug” to emerge: carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE. Not only is it “resistant to virtualy all antibiotics,” but it can spread that resistance to other bacteria. It has also proven quite lethal. Certainly, … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Against All Those “Health Screenings”

There’s been a lot more noise lately about the overuse of medical testing – and over-treatment and over-medicalization in general. Frankly, we’re glad to see it. And we hope it will finally lead to some change (long overdue!). The latest … Continue reading

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