Eminently Quotable: Francoise Rene Auguste Chateaubriand

Posted on Monday, June 9th, 2008

“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine […]

Book Review: Comfortably Numb

Posted on Friday, June 6th, 2008

Over the past few years, dozens of books critiquing Big Pharma and industrial medicine have come and gone – many of them excellent, a number of which we reviewed in our office newsletter Biosis: Overdosed America The Truth About the Drug Companies Generation Rx Selling Sickness Hope or Hype Thus, when new titles come along, […]

Big Pharma, Big Medicine

Posted on Friday, June 6th, 2008

It wasn’t enough for Big Pharma to pitch its poisons directly to consumers (DTC ads), hoping that they’d insist on prescriptions, whether they were appropriate or not. Now they’re marketing medical devices DTC-style, starting with stents. Maggie Mahar and Niko Karvounis provide a good discussion of the issue at Health Beat, reporting on a May […]

Vintage Video: Jack LaLanne On “Sugarholics”

Posted on Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Though refined, processed sugars show up in many, many more foods than mentioned in this clip, the message is still so relevant after all these years…maybe even more so.

What the World Needs Now…

Posted on Monday, June 2nd, 2008

…is more chocolate flavored toothpaste? Image source unknown From a 2006 media release: “By bringing in new flavours that have never been tasted in toothpaste before, we are using this launch to recruit new users to the brand,” Ahmed Osilan, Close Up’s brand manager for the GCC told Retail News Middle East. “Our vision is […]

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…

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