Are the effects of some sleep aids worse than the sleeplessness?
|Healthy by Nature radio show this week|
|Whom are we supposed to believe? Nutritionists and functional medicine experts strongly warn against eating GMO foods (genetically modified) and sound an alarm about use of Roundup® type weed killers—especially on crops. They link the chemicals to allergies, cancer, kidney / liver failure, birth defects, infertility and much more. On the other side (the likes of seed / chemical producer, Monsanto, and even our trusty government) says essentially “oh, don’t worry your pretty little head about such things beyond your understanding…we wouldn’t use them if they weren’t safe”. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Senior Research Scientist, Stephanie Seneff, PhD, will help us sort fact from fiction on these crucial topics. If we have time, we may also talk about her interest in issues related to statin cholesterol drugs.
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| Sleep, but at what cost?
In the blog this week I discuss popular sleep, pain and allergy medications that sit casually on drug store shelves but that pose a significantly increased risk of dementia. There are also common prescription medications that pose the same risk. Protect your brain by learn what to avoid. Click here to read this week’s blog.
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| Last Week Follow-up
First up, we talked about how to keep our poor overworked liver in good shape. My guest, physician Rich Snyder, DO is the author of several books, including What You Must Know About Liver Disease: A Practical Guide to Using Conventional and Complementary Treatments. Next, Anthony Thomas, PhD, Science Director for Jarrow Formulas joined me to discuss natural ways to get a good night’s sleep. I will review some of the scary side effects of prescription and drug store sleep aides. The featured product was Jarrow’s Sleep Optimizer.
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