Pulse of Natural Health Archives

  • Nov 4, 2008 0

    Integrative Vision Award Bestowed upon AAHF President

    The American College for Advancement in Medicine meeting was held in Las Vegas, October 15–19, 2008. Jonathan Wright, M.D., a distinguished clinician, educator, and ACAM member, introduced Hunter Lewis, president of American Association for Health Freedom. Then Jeanne Drisko, M.D., ACAM presid...

  • Nov 4, 2008 1

    Post-Traumatic Stress in the Armed Forces — A Call to Help Our Troops

    According to the October 27 edition of USA Today, increasing numbers of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are seeking treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to the chief of the traumatic stress program at the National Institute of Mental Health, it’s a biologically based co...

  • Nov 4, 2008 1

    The Science of Cherries: The FDA Calls Cherries a Drug

    A 1999 peer-reviewed report in the Journal of Natural Products published by the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society, concluded that tart cherries may relieve pain better than aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs. The consumption of about twenty cherries reduces i...

  • Nov 4, 2008 3

    Low Blood Pressure is Linked to a Higher Death Rate among Seniors

    The old “normals” for total cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, and LDL are coming under new scrutiny. We may not live longer or better with lower cholesterol readings, lower blood pressure numbers, and lower blood sugar levels. (more…)...

  • Oct 28, 2008 1

    Our Troops Deserve Better

    The Truth about Supplement Use among the Armed Forces In 1997, the National Defense Council Foundation found that the federal government could save up to $6.3 billion annually by increasing the health of active and retired military personnel through an anti-aging program—one that includes the use ...

  • Oct 28, 2008 0

    Adverse Event Report Labeling for Supplements — the Controversy Continues

    In 2006, AAHF took a stand against the proposed Dietary Supplement and Non-Prescription Drug Consumer Protection legislation, now law, because we felt the bill was not in the public’s best interest. The Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act had already been amended to require reporting of serious adverse e...

  • Oct 28, 2008 0

    The Campaign against Alternative Health Practitioners

    A recent post in the blog of attorney of Michael Cohen, author of Legal Issues in Alternative Medicine and other books, speaks to pending cases by the Florida Department of Health against unlicensed practitioners of alternative medicine. In fact, graduates of accredited institutions such as Bastyr U...