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May 8, 2013
The Lie That Heals: Should Doctors Give Placebos?
About half of doctors admit to intentionally deceiving patients by prescribing placebos, but might the ends justify the means?
April 24, 2013
Plant-Based Diets For Breast Pain
Plant-based diets appear to offer relief from a variety of menstrual symptoms, including cramping, bloating, and breast pain (cyclical mastalgia).
June 5, 2012
Pharmacists Versus Health Food Store Employees: Who Gives Better Advice?
The accuracy of medical advice given by staff at natural food stores is compared to that by staff at community pharmacies based on the balance of available scientific evidence.
May 31, 2012
Health Food Store Supplement Advice
Studies in the U.S. and Canada focus on what advice and supplements natural food store employees would offer a woman suffering from breast cancer.
October 4, 2011
Chicken’s Fate Is Sealed
The egg industry is attempting to improve the fatty acid lipid profile of eggs by feeding blubber from the Canadian harp seal hunt to laying hens.
October 12, 2010
Bristol Stool Scale
Classifying the fecal form of omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans.
September 12, 2010
Avoiding Iodine Deficiency
With a few caveats, the best source of iodine is sea vegetables.
October 28, 2009
Which Plastics are Harmful?
How to choose the "numbers" of plastic which are probably safest.
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