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The Hidden Cost of Pharma Gifts.

The Hidden Cost of Pharma Gifts.
A recent CBS news item has again brought into the spotlight of public attention, the issue of whether pharma gifts to doctors makes GP’s the servants of two masters. Truism’s are said to be that “every man has his price” and that one cannot be the loyal servant of two masters. Doctors...

Trauma, Abuse and Drug Use

Trauma, Abuse and Drug Use
Despite a strong lobby in favor of an inherent biological “loop” in the brain that makes people with the defect inevitably become addicted to certain substances if by chance they should try them, there is a body of opinion that relates an increased probability of drug use to the experience of...

Oxytocin – The Love Hormone

The latest in drug medicine is the proposed use of an oxytocin medication to make the world go round and bring happiness, goodwill and peace on earth. In nature oxytocin is a hormone associated with breast milk and lactation, facilitating labor and delivery of the new born, and with bonding between mother...

Can Nutrition Cure Addiction

Can Nutrition Cure Addiction
Can good food provide a nutritional cure for addiction. There is no doubt that enhanced diet and attention to specific nutritional needs and deficiencies can improve mood, emotional stability, and general health – but can nutrition alone cure addiction. Theories of a nutrition based remedy for...

Natural Childhood and Baby Beauty Contests

Natural Childhood and Baby Beauty Contests
A book by Sally Goddard Blythe, a child development expert, called “The Genius of Natural Childhood” published June 2011 is now widely regarded as an authority on the problems faced by young children today in terms of early childhood development. The view of the author essentially is that...

Sleep, Drugs and Lifestyle

Sleep, Drugs and Lifestyle
Traditionally it has been said that we spend and need to spend one third of our life asleep. People in modern society have been somewhat conditioned to getting to sleep relatively late in the night. People rarely wait until they naturally awake from sleep – we rouse ourselves to the sound of a radio or...

Ephedra, Weight Loss & Performance.

Ephedra, Weight Loss & Performance.
Ephedra is a shrub, known as Ma Huang in China, that is a natural stimulant drug. Ephedra products and ephedrine can be purchased illicitly for help with weight loss and athletic performance. In both the USA and Canada, ephedrine products are restricted for sale. In Canada ephedrine is only available in the...

The Marshall Islands Cocaine Hoax

The Marshall Islands Cocaine Hoax
In March 2011, website CBSBreakingNews reported that the Marshall Islands had, in the exercise of its sovereign powers, both legalized the sale, distribution and use of cocaine, and dispensed with visa requirements for immigrants to the Marshall Islands. The Marshall Islands is a republic, and the report...

War Against Marijuana

War Against Marijuana
In Western Australia, as from the 1st of August 2011 – new pot laws come into force, in response to a government mandate to do something about marijuana users, dealers and growers. Possession of less than 30g of cannabis, means a $2,000 fine, and possible jail, instead of a previous $100 fine....

The End of Reductionism?

The End of Reductionism?
Could it be that people today are witness to the beginning of the end, of reductionism. Reductionism in the context of scientific theory means a reduction of the scope and content of one’s observations in a particular field of inquiry, becoming increasingly narrower in focus – almost to vanishing...

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