Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Your Brain on Cellphone

Is there any good radiation for your brain? Given the fact that researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered that a cellphone changes the activity of your brain it appears to be a real question since they claim they aren't sure if the radiation is harmful. The study is in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Several researchers have already raised concerns and questions about cellphone radiation, especially with children. The question appears to be how many research studies will it take for Americans to recognize the danger?

One way to reduce the risk is simply to use a headset, preferably wired, which moves the cellphone's radiation away from your brain.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

CAM Safety vs. Prescription Drugs

People who dislike complementary and alternative medicine often claim that it's dangerous. Today the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will demonstrate that it's prescription drugs that are the real danger.

Drug overdoses continue to climb at an alarming rate, up five-fold since 1990. In 2007 alone 27,000 people died from prescription drug overdoses. To put that number into perspective: prescription drugs now cause more overdose deaths than heroin and cocaine combined!

Next time someone says CAM is dangerous ask them how many people died from using complementary and alternative medicine.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Zinc Helps A Cold After All

It turns out that zinc can reduce the duration and severity of a cold after all. A new meta-review of medical research shows that when taken within 24 hours of the first signs of a cold (sneezing, coughing ... you know the drill) zinc can shorten a cold by a day and reduce the symptoms.

One of the studies cited in the review was a March 2008 report published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases which showed that zinc could reduce a cold from 7 days to just 4 and reduce the coughing from 5 days to just 2. If you're suffering with a cold these a major improvements!

You probably won't hear much about this on the evening news because the medical industry doesn't want you to know about a non-prescription option that works. Your doctor wants you to come in for another $$$ visit instead of simply picking up some zinc from the supermarket!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

WJJG Interview

I'll be on WJJG -AM in Chicago on Thursday, February 17th at 1:30 p.m. This is going to be a fun interview since I basically grew up in the Chicago area. Tune in!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The China Study

You've probably already heard about the book The China Study and its amazing research into nutrition and health ... and how we can control cancer. The author, T. Colin Campbell, PhD. has been interviewed on The McCuistion Report for public television in a special 2-part series. For those of you who prefer TV to reading this is your opportunity to discover some of the most important health information in decades.

(Even though I don't include diet and supplements in my book, I do pay attention to the topics.)

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Finally getting back to doing interviews for my podcast show again ... took a few weeks off for other projects. My first new one since last year is with Dr. Ray Martina, well-known holistic doctor and author of 40 self-help books, CDs and DVDs. We talked about his newest book, Emotional Balance: The Path to Inner Peace and Harmony which is already out in Europe but will be coming to America in March. You'll find the interview at UnBreak Your Health - The Podcast.