Healthy by Nature radio show this week
Jonathan R. Latham, PhD is a plant biologist who early in his career worked with genetically modified plants (often called GMOs for Genetically Modified Organisms). Now he has joined the many scientists concerned with the effect of GMOs on our health and the environment. GMOs are increasingly hidden in our food supply and we need to know why that might be a problem. Dr. Latham also points to proven collusion between the giant agribusiness and chemical industries, supposedly neutral experts, PR companies, and administrators of universities–all in the service of promoting GMOs and the pesticides they support. Dr. Latham is Executive Director of the Bioscience Research Project. At the beginning of the show there is a little more I’d like to say about the dangers of medications for children.
Drugs, supplements and confusion
Too often the media is a bit fuzzy about the details in stories about dietary supplements. In fact, I could probably spend full time writing “clarifications” of what the health news actually means for the public. In this week’s blog I discuss the Lamar Odom news, the study about calcium/vitamin D for colon polyps and the idea that supplements send people to the ER. Click here to read the blog
Poisoning kids while trying to help them?
The FDA is to evaluate the risk of codeine cough and cold medicines for children. Read article. I also ran across this article by the Mayo Clinic on their take on the topic and their recommendation to avoid them for toddlers. That is just one of many reasons I am excited about safe, natural homeopathic Remedy Ice.
Last Week Follow-up
This was a fun live remote show at the Natural HealthFest Fall Edition. I’d been seeing new research on the reasons we need to make sure we have enough DHEA. So, I arranged to talk to Hugh Woodward of Twist25. He offered listeners a 15% discount in addition to quantity discounts if they gave the discount code Martie. The deal is on only until the end of October. You can also call 1-888-489-4782. I also talked with Lisa Johnson about this nifty water filter that can go in a filter pitcher you already own or they sell it with a pitcher. I think this is more beneficial and environmentally sound than the common ones. Rachel Wilson joined us to talk about Remedy Ice and how you can help improve the way children are treated for health problems.