Can CAM Docs Legally Prescribe and Sell Herbals and Nutritional Supplements as Therapy Without Bad Things Happening? Prescribe, Yes. Sell? We'll See
- Richard Jaffe, Esq., Author of Galileo's Lawyer
Many CAM and integrative doctors recommend and/or sell all kinds of nutritional and herbal products to their patients. There is a supplement manufacturer sub-industry which only sells to physicians and other health care professionals, for resale to patients. And most of the top tier, high profile docs have their own private label supplement brands. That's a fact. But is it legal and ethical to do so?
This is the choice that far too many patients face with our conventional medical system. FDA-approved cancer treatments like chemotherapy are poisoning patients. A recent analysis found that cancer drugs are themselves killing up to
, indicating that chemotherapy was the cause of death, not the cancer. Of course, chemotherapy can kill patients over the long-term as well.
Chemo can shrink tumors, but it doesn't eradicate them. It also kills healthy cells in the process. Additionally, cancer can re-emerge in patients still undergoing chemotherapy. Researchers think this is because tumors
Urban Air Pollution is a Causative Factor in the Development of Insulin Resistance, T2DM, and Obesity
- Walter Crinnion, ND
Lifestyle approaches for the prevention and treatment of insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and T2DM are typically focused on diet and exercise. The goal being to reduce the number of calories going in and increase the number of calories being burned. Yet, a number of environmental pollutants have been clearly linked to increased risk for T2DM including persistent organic pollutants and arsenic.
Over the last decade articles have begun to associate vehicular exhaust - ambient air pollution commonly elevated in all urban areas across the globe. In the last seven years several studies have demonstrated that adults and youth who are exposed to higher levels of nitric oxides,
Last fall after having enough pain in my left hip to take my breath away when making normal movements, I saw an orthopedic physician who informed me that the x-rays showed bone on bone. That made me a great candidate for hip replacement surgery. The young physician was quick to tell me that "cartilage does not regenerate." The hip, unlike the knee, is not easily accessible and is buried deep within the pelvis, classifying it as major surgery. I've known many people who proclaim they have breezed through this surgery and never looked back. There are also the horror stories. At any rate, I decided to do more research on options and was surprised to find many resources that challenged the doc's thinking and insisted that yes, joint cartilage can regenerate. After mentioning my dilemma to a friend, she told me about two sisters who went to a physician in California to have stem cell transplants in their knees. I doubted if this relatively new procedure extended to the hip, but in fact, it did, and there were several testimonials in this regard on the doctor's website.