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Veteran MD Buys Farm and Prescribes Food as Medicine

Posted September 19, 2014
Meet Dr. Ronald Weiss, MD, an internist with a successful 25-year medical practice in West New York who moonlights as an assistant professor at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark. Weiss, a 52-year-old married father of two, sold his lucrative practice and liquidated all his assets so he could buy a 348-acre, 18th-century farm adjacent to Schooley’s Mountain, in Long Valley, New Jersey.  In June of 2014, he launched Ethos Health, a combination of community supported agriculture (CSA) and his iconoclastic food-as-medicine medical practice. The farm currently supports 90 families on a membership basis with a seasonal repertoire of fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs.  Read more.

Are Smoothies Really So Healthy? Here’s How to Make Sure Yours Are

Posted September 19, 2014
Smoothies are popular these days. We drink them as an alternative to unhealthy drinks or as a meal replacement. But are they really healthy?  Read more.

ACTION ALERT — FDA Approves Controversial Diet Drug Despite Warning of Suicide Risk

Posted September 19, 2014
Contrave has terrible side effects, is expensive, includes a hidden antidepressant, and barely even works. So why did the FDA approve it?  Read more  and TAKE ACTION to remind the FDA that we’ve still got our eyes on Glaxo’s underhanded attempt to foist even more pharmaceutical monopoly on us. Tell the FDA you will not allow pharmaceutical companies to use the Citizen Petition process for their own financial gain.

ACTION ALERT — Congressional Committee Says FDA Is Overstepping Its Jurisdiction

Posted September 19, 2014
A powerful subcommittee says a new FDA proposal on medical testing will stifle innovation and may not be legal.  Read more and TAKE ACTION to write to the FDA and ask them to clarify their regulatory authority to regulate LDTs.  Remind them that even if they do have the authority to proceed, they should follow a formal rulemaking procedure so the public can have a voice in the matter, instead of skirting the law by issuing a guidance.

Four Ways to Boose Your Child’s Immune System

Posted September 16, 2014
With the upcoming cold and flu season, now is the time to start thinking about boosting your child’s immune system.  While you can’t shield children from every bug around, the best way to fight many of them off is by implementing healthy habits.  Read more.

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) Cautions That FTC Has Exceeded Its Authority for Dietary Supplement Claims

Posted September 16, 2014
The recent action by FTC to request multiple drug-like randomized controlled trials for a dietary supplement that has been substantiated as safe and beneficial is an assault on the principle of evidence-based nutrition and is inconsistent with the current requirements under the law.  Read more.

Office Plants Can Increase Productivity by 15% and Improve Overall Well-Being

Posted September 16, 2014
A study by the University of Exeter in England determined that productivity increased overall by 15 percent, with office workers reporting better focus and elevated moods when there was more green than lean.  Read more.

Mercury is Twice as Pervasive in Environment as Previously Thought

Posted September 16, 2014
There is more than twice as much mercury contaminating the environment as scientists had previously thought, according to a study conducted by researchers from Harvard University and the Argonne National Laboratory, and published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.  Read more.

The Coming Wave of Consciousness: Why It’s Imperative to Release Judgements Based on Dietary Preference

Posted September 12, 2014
Whether you choose raw, vegan, vegetarian, fishitarian, paleo, processed or any other dietary lifestyle, it’s time to release judgement on what others choose to eat. Is any one of these methods superior to another for every person on the planet? Absolutely not, because all of them can cause health problems if there is no awareness of how we are transferring energy between our food and ourselves.  Read more. 

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