Volume 14 • Number 12 • December 2013

EDITOR’S NOTE We have reporting on the brain-gut connection since the inception of this newsletter. Briefly, it means that the food we eat, the toxins generated in the gut and in the environment, and the bacteria that live therein influence brain function, including mood and cog
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Volume 14 • Number 11 • November 2013

EDITOR’S NOTE A well-intended sympathizer of Integrative Health recently reminded me of an insidious issue that causes misunderstandings among skeptics. Her zeal for her companies’ Iodine is often seen as unrealistic and not science-based, which tends to confirm their susp
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Volume 14 • Number 10 • October 2013

EDITOR’S NOTE The cholesterol story leaves out significant facts in order to focus on the treatment of cholesterol with pharmaceuticals. While this is helpful in certain cases, it is not the only way to address arterial problems. One glaring omission is the fact that cholesterol
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Volume 14 • Number 9 • September 2013

EDITOR’S NOTE I hope you have been following the GMO[1] issue (see my blogs.) Despite the Food Industry’s and Monsanto’s efforts to discredit anyone who opposes them as purveyors of pseudoscience, the public still smells a rat. Connecticut just passed a law requiring
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Volume 14 • Number 8 • August 2013

EDITOR’S NOTE Does anyone still think that science is immune to biases, money, ideologies, and politics? As much as we would like to believe so, we are often reminded that we must follow the money to interpret any fact or statement. Take for instance Dr. Paul A. Offit who has go
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Volume 14 • Number 7 • July 2013

EDITOR’S NOTE The first few articles presented this month share a common denominator: a lack of emphasis on the root of diseases in our broken health care system. While overemphasizing symptomatic treatment with drugs and surgery, we neglect more important issues like nutrition,
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Volume 14 • Number 6 • June 2013

EDITOR’S NOTE This is a special edition of the newsletter, more specifically a shameless plug for my new book which will soon be printed. Below you have excerpts from the Introduction section. For now you may get it from the “book” folder in digital form. It comes ou
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Volume 14 • Number 5 • May 2013

EDITOR’S NOTE “Personalized medicine is often described as genomics-based knowledge that “promises the ability to approach each patient as the biological individual he or she is”. This is an appealing description, yet unless clinical, social, and environmental
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