An article in Time magazine, dated June 24, 2019, was published under the heading of “Vaccine Wars”. As most people are aware, this article was predicated on the appearance of a measles epidemic. It has given rise to a national panic concerning the dangers of vaccination versus the problems associated with measles. Is the panic […]
If you’ve ever watched a sporting event, you’re probably familiar with the unpredictable nature of ‘momentum.’ It’s that stretch of a game where everything suddenly seems to be going right for your team. Every pass hits its mark. Impossible plays are made. Every loose ball bounces your way. As the name implies, it feels like […]
What could male astronauts possibly have in common with earthbound women who use progestin based birth control? On the surface, absolutely nothing, but it turns out that space travel and IUDs (and other medications) initiate some chemistry changes that result in significant neuro-ocular damage. The syndrome, variously called pseudo-tumor cerebri, intracranial hypertension or in the case […]
It is interesting and devastating to look at the story arc of hormonal birth control’s acceptance in the medical community. At the time of the Nelson Pill Hearings in 1970, many top physicians were upset because they felt The Pill had been forced upon them by the drug industry. They were alarmed by significant side […]
Topamax is one of the most dangerous drugs in the prescription market today. Not only is it a diet pill made from sugar derivatives (actually a sugar substitute) but it uses two dangerous methods to achieve what several classes of drugs normally do separately and thus with one medicine it affects and potentially damages two circuitries in the brain. Topamax should be prescribed with a lot more care!
Hormonal birth control is bad. It just is.I know there are women who say they took it for decades and it didn’t do any harm to their bodies. It’s possible that’s true for a very small percentage of women. Maybe it didn’t cause any noticeable harm, but I can guarantee it didn’t do anything good […]
The FDA just received a Citizen’s Petition submitted by a group of physicians, scientists, and women’s health advocates regarding side effects caused by hormonal birth control. After a comprehensive review of literature, the petitioners believe there is enough compelling evidence to warrant new and more forceful warnings for all hormonal birth control products. I am […]
In recent hearings on Capitol Hill, freshman Representative Lauren Underwood challenged Labor Secretary Alex Acosta on his Cabinet department’s efforts to allow insurance exemptions to employers who wish not to cover birth control for religious reasons. She told him, “Women’s lives and their health depend on their ability to access contraceptives.” Then, citing the many […]