Tag: medicine

Can Vitamin C Cure Ebola?

Can Vitamin C Cure Ebola?

Steve Hickey, Hilary Roberts & Damien Downing, GreenMedInfo Waking Times If there were a drug that worked on Ebola you should use it. There isn’t. There is only vitamin C. But you must be extremely careful what you believe, because, as it ever was, the Internet is full of dangerous loonies. For almost a decade now, the OMNS has reported on nutritional therapies; […]

By September 19, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Placebo Paradoxes

Placebo Paradoxes

Tracy Kolenchuk, Guest Waking Times When you research medicines, alternative medicines, even medical treatments that do not involve a physical substance, you will see reference to the “placebo effect.” Statements like: X is no better than a placebo. Y is probably just a “placebo effect“. Treatment X is just a placebo. Medicine X failed to beat a placebo in […]

By September 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Why Cannnabis Is the Future of Medicine

Why Cannnabis Is the Future of Medicine

Sayer Ji, GreenMedInfo Waking Times The future of medicine rests on the the fundamental right we all have to use things that spring from the Earth naturally as healing agents. Why should cannabis, used for at least 10000 years by humankind to alleviate suffering, be excluded from this inexorable mandate? The politics of cannabis are […]

By September 2, 2014 5 Comments Read More →
17 of The Most Underrated Medicinal Plants In The World

17 of The Most Underrated Medicinal Plants In The World

Mae Chan, Prevent Disease Waking Times Many people are finally becoming acquainted with how plants such as cannabis are effective medicinally. Others are very familiar with the healing abilities of garlic, spinach, ginger and of course echinacea. However, there are so many others whose medicinal potential are rarely if ever mentioned and yet rival and […]

By August 20, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
The Top 15 Lies You’re Being Told About Health and Mainstream Medicine

The Top 15 Lies You’re Being Told About Health and Mainstream Medicine

Marco Torres, Prevent Disease Waking Times Do you ever question what doctors, nutritionists, institutions and even science tells you about your health, food, environment and lifestyle? You should, because we live in an era of deception and duplicity where the most trusted and valued sources of information are hijacked by much bigger interests than you […]

Meditate Before You Have To Medicate

Meditate Before You Have To Medicate

Rob Kress, Green Med Info Waking Times Seldom will you find a pharmacy dispensing recommendations on meditation, although it is regular part of my counseling practice. I firmly believe that if we as a society become more mindful, we will not only reduce stress and chaos in our lives, we will make a tremendous impact on our health, […]

Ignorance and Insanity Is The Hallmark of Medical Practice Throughout History – Here’s The Proof

Ignorance and Insanity Is The Hallmark of Medical Practice Throughout History – Here’s The Proof

Dave Mihalovic, Prevent Disease Waking Times History is filled with stories of absurd medical ineptitude, and in all likeliness, today’s medical practices will be seen in a similar light several decades from now. It seems that each generation of medical authorities are so engrossed in their sense of superiority, they fail to learn from history […]

By February 11, 2014 6 Comments Read More →
A Psychiatrist’s Perspective on Using Drugs

A Psychiatrist’s Perspective on Using Drugs

Kelly Brogan, MD, Mercola Waking Times When I see new patients, I do not prescribe medication for them. Patients who come to me know that I plan to help them understand “why” they are experiencing “what” they are going through. Once I have tapered patients off of medication, we use alternatives if symptoms crop up […]

By January 20, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
50 Percent of The Effectiveness of All Drugs Is Due To Placebo

50 Percent of The Effectiveness of All Drugs Is Due To Placebo

Marco Torres, Prevent Disease Waking Times There’s no doubt that many medications work in the short-term to suppress symptoms. In fact, that’s all they do as they are incapable of addressing the underlying cause of disease. But even when a medication works, half of its impact on a patient is be due to one aspect […]

By January 9, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Do You Need a Medicine, or a Healthicine?

Do You Need a Medicine, or a Healthicine?

Tracy Kolenchuck, Contributor Waking Times Healthicines increase healthiness. Medicines decrease illness. It’s easy to say, but it can be very difficult to understand clearly. Are “alternative medicines” healthicines or medicines? Are vitamins healthicines, or medicines?  Are herbal medicines healthicines or medicines. Let’s begin with some simple examples, where the lines are very clear. An apple a […]

By January 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
GlaxoSmithKline Forced To Stop Paying Doctors To Promote Drugs After Major Bribery Investigation

GlaxoSmithKline Forced To Stop Paying Doctors To Promote Drugs After Major Bribery Investigation

Marco Torres, Prevent Disease Waking Times GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) said this week it will respond to pressure to stop paying doctors to promote its products through speaking engagements and end linking compensation for its sales representatives to the number of prescriptions doctors write. The move comes amid a major bribery investigation in China. It also plans to […]

By December 19, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
The Surprising Healing Qualities… of Dirt

The Surprising Healing Qualities… of Dirt

Daphne Miller, Yes! Waking Times Recently I’ve been enjoying dirty thoughts. I spend my days in a sterile 8×10 room practicing family medicine and yet my mind is in the soil. This is because I’m discovering just how much this rich, dark substance influences the day-to-day health of my patients. I’m even beginning to wonder […]

By December 18, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
A Healer’s Perspective on Psychedelics and the Body to Mind Connection

A Healer’s Perspective on Psychedelics and the Body to Mind Connection

Trevor Getsla, MAPS Waking Times Within us all there are numerous levels of perceptual experiences we can encounter. All of us already possess within ourselves a powerful field of perception that is simultaneously physiological as well as conscious in nature. We shall look at the body to mind relationship through the lens of touch therapies, […]

By November 22, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
American Childbirth: Human Rights Failure?

American Childbirth: Human Rights Failure?

Ginger Garner, Guest Waking Times United Nations data shows that between 1990 and 2008, the United States maternal mortality rate nearly doubled, while the overwhelming majority of countries collectively decreased their rates by 34% (Coeytauz et al 2011). We have a right to criticize the shameful state of American maternal care when more money is […]

By November 6, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Ayahuasca, Alternative Medicine and the Amazon Rainforest

Ayahuasca, Alternative Medicine and the Amazon Rainforest

Jonathon Miller-Weisberger, Guest Waking Times The awakening offered by ayahuasca, an alternative medicine practiced by the native tribes of the Amazon rainforest, requires deep reflection, and carries the risk of misinterpretation. Excerpted and reprinted with permission from Rainforest Medicine (North Atlantic Books, 2013) by Jonathon Miller Weisberger, which chronicles the practices, legends, and wisdom of the quickly […]

By October 17, 2013 8 Comments Read More →
Death by Swallowing: Opioid Addiction in the United States isn’t a ‘Drug’ Problem

Death by Swallowing: Opioid Addiction in the United States isn’t a ‘Drug’ Problem

Richard Console, Contributor Waking Times Throwing Pills at the Problem “I just don’t want to be in pain.” Stephanie grew up with childhood rheumatoid arthritis. This isn’t your dad’s sore knuckles from years of heavy work, but an autoimmune disorder that attacks the joints most commonly. It can lead to physical deformities and bone loss […]

Ending Your Depression and Anxiety with St. John’s Wort

Ending Your Depression and Anxiety with St. John’s Wort

Mike Gerard, Contributor Waking  Times With the high levels of stress that comes from daily living, many people begin to develop moderate to severe emotional problems. Some people will seek out professional help, but many more will let these conditions go untreated. Although there are many prescription drugs on the market, these drugs carry a […]

Let Fruit Be Your Medicine: Watermelon’s Remarkable Health Benefits

Let Fruit Be Your Medicine: Watermelon’s Remarkable Health Benefits

Sayer Ji, GreenMedInfo WakingTimes Watermelon is so much more than just a highly refreshing summertime treat. From the perspective of a growing body of clinical research, it is a truly medicinal food. Only this month, research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found watermelon juice is an effective remedy for reducing the recovery heart […]

The Dangers of Low Quality Supplements And Why You Need To Know Your Source

The Dangers of Low Quality Supplements And Why You Need To Know Your Source

Erin Schumacher, Guest Waking Times The natural health supplement industry is now worth billions and the primary reason it has flourished is due the quantity of people who have become discouraged with conventional health care. The caveat is that the industry has duped millions of consumers into purchasing ineffective nutriceuticals. It has attracted greed and […]

Minds Beyond Brains: New Experimental Evidence

Minds Beyond Brains: New Experimental Evidence

Rupert Sheldrake, New Dawn Waking Times Where are our minds located? We have been brought up to believe that they are inside our heads, that mental activity is nothing but brain activity. Instead, I suggest that our minds extend far beyond our brains; they stretch out through fields that link us to our environment and […]