Sites We Like: Play Not Spray and Pesticide Action Network NA

Posted on Friday, May 30th, 2008

Play Not Spray is a self-described “coalition of parents and other concerned San Franciscans” opposed to the planned wide-spread spraying for the light brown apple moth – a pesticide bombardment scheduled for Bay Area counties come August. As statewide reporting on the issue has made clear, there is simply no proof of the safety, efficacy […]


Learning to Live a Healthy Life

Posted on Friday, May 30th, 2008

Because each of us is biochemically and bioenergetically unique, each of us reacts differently to the toxic burden inflicted upon us by a polluted environment. But all of us benefit by both cleaning up the environment and otherwise addressing issues of public health, including how we all suffer from the poor lifestyle choices we, as […]


Follow-up: Lead in Dental Work

Posted on Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Thanks to Valerie at Creative Arts Dental Lab for sending us this link to a terrific Good Morning America story (with video) on the problems of lead in outsourced dental restorations. Is There Lead in Your Dental Work?: Dental Work Made in China Might Contain Lead For more on dental restorations, including the types we […]


Video: Big Bucks, Big Pharma

Posted on Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

An excerpt from the new Media Education Foundation documentary Big Bucks, Big Pharma…


Stat! Nursing Home Relaxation or Sedation?

Posted on Monday, May 26th, 2008

Percentage of U.S. nursing home patients on antipsychotic meds: 30 Percentage on antipsychotics at Providence Rest in the Bronx, where massage, aromatherapy and other alternative treatments are the norm: 2 to 3 Source: A Touch of Grace: Massage Therapy Aids Retired Nuns (WSJ)


Recommended Reading: On Fluoride, Mercury, Obesity & Cancer, Cholesterol Cons and Yoga over HRT

Posted on Monday, May 26th, 2008

1945 Human Experiment Predicts Current Fluoride Ill Effects A fascinating overview of a mid-20th century study showing increases in “bone defects, anemia and earlier female menstruation in children purposefully dosed with sodium fluoride-laced drinking water” and the legacy of the ongoing fluoridation experiment that makes great numbers of the American population into human guinea pigs. […]


Eminently Quotable: Martin H. Fischer

Posted on Monday, May 19th, 2008

“Half the modern drugs could well be thrown out the window except that the birds might eat them.” Image by incurable_hippie, via Flickr (CC)


Quick Links: Tooth Loss and Cancer; Drugged America

Posted on Monday, May 19th, 2008

Study: Over Half of Americans on Chronic Medicines (PhysOrg) Tooth Loss Linked To Esophageal, Head and Neck, and Lung Cancer (Medical News Today) Drug Marketing Shifts the Doctor-Patient Relationship (LA Times)



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