Monthly Archives: September 2011

Probiotics + Prebiotics and Infant Eczema/Asthma

  The atopic diseases of childhood—Eczema, asthma and rhinitis (nasal allergies)—are increasingly more common, especially in developed countries like the US. One of the main explanations for this increase is known as the Hygiene Hypothesis (I’ve mentioned it before.) The Hygiene Hypothesis states that children who grow up in ultra-clean environments lack the immune-building contact with everyday microbes. This lack…

Genetically Modified Sugar Beets Prematurely Permitted

  Genetically modified foods are responsible, in part, for the widespread use of chemical herbicides. RoundUp-ready GM crops are being planted across the country, allowing for the liberal use of the toxic chemical herbicide RoundUp.  Sugar beets were genetically modified in this way, but were originally taken out of production by a court order issued by district court judge Jeffrey…

Acid-Suppressing Drugs Damage the Gut

Renew You Challenge Let’s start this week off right! Weekly challenge (I mean opportunity!) to help set you off on the right foot and in the right direction for bringing health to your week. You could even add it to your calendar. Join us! Many people who have arthritis take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to manage pain. NSAIDs can wreak…

FDA Trying to Take Away IV Vitamin C—Let’s Take Action!

  I was recently informed that the FDA is targeting intravenous (IV) vitamin C by notifying small pharmacies that they will no longer be allowed to manufacture or distribute injectable vitamin C. IV vitamin C is only available to physicians, and must be administered by a physician. It has been used successfully, and safely, for many years. So why the…

Antibiotics are Altering our Guts—Likely Permanently

  Antibiotics are overused for conditions they do not treat, such as viral infections like cold or flu. Antibiotic overuse is leading to antibiotic resistance, one of the major challenges facing medicine today. But antibiotic resistance is not the only consequence of the average 10 – 20 courses of antibiotics children receive by the age of 18. An under-appreciated negative…

Sick and Tired of the Health System Runaround?

Talk LIVE With Brenda WHEN? Tuesday, September 27th WHERE? Wherever there’s Internet! WHAT TIME? 2 sessions: 4 PM, 8 PM (EST) HOW? CLICK HERE TO REGISTER [youtube x5GF-TdWh9M 375 240] Do you or someone you know suffer from any of these seemingly unrelated health issues? Fatigue IBS or Constipation Skin Problems Heartburn or GERD Ulcers Unexplained Weight Gain Depression Even…