I am many things: a writer, a researcher, a women’s health advocate, a teacher, a yogi. I’m also a few not so great things. Add my persistent desire to help with my passion for research and sprinkle in my ego-driven need to be right and you have a recipe for a real know-it-all. At best […]
Pink, Yellow or Blue? Which Low-Calorie Sweetener are You?!I’m sure somewhere in a women’s magazine there is a quiz that associates the reader’s personality, or the type of man she should date, or some other unassociated trait with random questions playing up on the fact that women have been trained like Pavlov’s dogs to diet. […]
The book (and movie) The Big Short got me thinking: What will be the next bubble to pop? I am certainly not a financial expert, and I have no idea what is involved in stocks or bonds, but I would venture to guess that at some point in the near future the healthcare system, and […]
Over two years ago, amidst the DOMA and Voting Rights cases, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) quietly ruled in favor of pharmaceutical companies indicating that generic drug makers have no legal obligation to update labeling and warn patients of nasty side-effects should those reactions occur post FDA approval. The case, Mutual Pharmaceutical Co. […]
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!
Every now and again, we see a flurry of press releases flooding social media about new research purporting to prove that endocrine disruptors are safe. Most recently, the press has been focused Bisphenol A or BPA. New FDA proclamations suggest that it has no impact on health. When one reads the actual research upon which these […]
This is Part 1 of 2 articles. Part 2 is entitled: How to (Try) to Protect Yourself From ADR’s: The Six Big Clues I Wish I Had Seen. I’m lying in my bed, with my arms and legs straight out. I figured out pretty fast that any stress whatsoever on the tendons, makes things worse for […]
Much of the recent debate (in the media and at the FDA) about fluoroquinolone safety has focused on whether or not people are being adequately warned about the dangers of fluoroquinolones. This argument has always bothered me because it assumes that if people are adequately warned of the risks of fluoroquinolones (or other drugs), the […]