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Hidden Dangers of the Meat Industry (Part 2)

Published: May 4, 2011

A new Louisiana State University study suggests that about half of our meat has antibiotic resistant Staph Aureus (SA) in it. What does that mean? What can and should be done about it? While it remains to be proven that the antibiotics disappearing down the gullets of animals raised for slaughter directly leads to drug resistant SA getting onto their read more »

Pathological Gaming

Published: March 8, 2011

On January 17th, CNN reported on a study done that linked excessive use of video games to depression, anxiety, and poor grades in school. This study addresses a question which I have often struggled with throughout my youth as a gamer: how much is too much? There is currently a debate in the medical community as to whether pathological or “addictive” read more »

Some Bad News for Probiotics

Published: November 24, 2010

In October the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) ruled that products such as Yakult, a yogurt product marketed as an aid to digestive health and as an immune system booster cannot be shown to do either. The multi-billion dollar probiotics industry has challenged the ruling, but it remains to be seen whether they can produce any date to support some read more »

Dr. Simon Singh talks Alternative Medicines

Published: October 9, 2010

Many Americans rely on “alternative medicine” treatments. There have always been doubts about the efficacy of such therapies. Studies have been undertaken in recent years to test them. In some cases the jury is in. A few years ago I interviewed the co-author of a book which summarized what can be said about such treatments. Dr. Simon Singh is a read more »