The FDA Has A GRAS Problem

Eating and drinking is about as basic to our survival as it gets.While we might debate whether various manufactured foods are the healthiest choices we can make in a day, we assume the FDA has approved their ingredients before we eat them.  We assume all the ingredients meet a standard of  “reasonable certainty” that no harm will come to us from consuming them.  We assume all the ingredients are known.We are assuming wrong....more

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Not Pushing Caffeine to Kids? Yeah, Sure.

 Which of these is being marketed to children? ...more

Kitchen Think: This Drug is Banned in Russia, China and the EU... But Not Here

Think about this a moment.A few days ago, Russia banned imports of U.S. pork and beef because the meats may contain the feed additive ractopamine. That’s the same additive already banned in China, Taiwan and the European Union....more


Originally published on Care2....more

Prescription Meds Without a Prescription?

Imagine being able to self diagnose your symptoms at a drug store Kiosk and then get your medications without a prescription?  The FDA is considering a proposal that would do just that.It sounds like an airport, where you print your boarding pass and then get on the plane. Let's take 2 very different conditions:...more

Herpes Treatments

I get calls and emails all the time from people with herpes who want to know if the over the counter remedies they've seen in on-line ads will really help with their symptoms.  Having herpes can be emotionally challenging and it's normal to want to get rid of symptoms quickly and get on with your life. It's also normal to want to use a so called natural ingredient to prevent outbreaks and make them go away as quickly as possible....more
When you have Herpes, HIV/AIDS, or any other STD, it can feel like you are all alone in the ...more

Clinical Trial Treatment For Cancer

First let me say that I did contact the Burzynski Clinic to make sure it was ok for me to share this movie link in my blog. Permission granted so with that being said, Cancer has touched all of us in one way or another. Dr. Burzynski if given the chance to do his clinical trials from the FDA to move forward post haste instead of decades of being harassed by the FDA, US Patent Office, NCI, Elan Pharmaceuticals and others lives could have been saved. After billions of dollors spent in inditments, trials and patent battles Dr....more

Sunning To Get Safer?

File this one under government efficiency....more