True and False about Your Health
True or false? False information abounds in the subject of the human body and health. If you want to get into an argument, all you have to do is ask for someone's opinion on what they should do for their XXX health problem. How about backing up WHAT'S TRUE with WHAT WORKS?
Understand the CAUSE of your health problem rather than treating the EFFECT.
Find out practical tips to help you stay healthy.
Find out how some proclaimed "health habits" can actually make you sick!
Stay abreast on how DIRTY POLITICS influences your decisions in health matters.
True and False about Children's Health
When health matters, it REALLY matters when it's our children's health. Children are a popular target for over-medicating and vaccines are about the hottest topic out there. If you're a parent YOU NEED THIS INFORMATION.
Also see the Children's Health condition section of the website here.
True and False about Dental Health
Oral health is often associated with overall health, which is why it's so important to separate fact from fiction when it comes to your teeth.
Our teeth and gums play an important part of our overall health. In fact, many authorities believe that the health of the gums and teeth estimate the state of health of the entire body. You need to know that certain measures need to be taken to protect your dental health.
Also see a discussion of the teeth in the Special Senses section of the website here.
Many times, doctors like to picture themselves as freewheeling individualists. But from the day he enters medical school he must learn—if he wants to succeed—to play ball with a tight bureaucracy. And, that's just the beginning.... Find out who and why is controlling the medical care you receive.
How Drugs Can Destroy Your Health
Prescribed drugs are the third leading cause of death and the first three, heart attacks, cancer and strokes and facilitated by physician ignorance of foundational concepts of nutritional physiology.
We're seeing a shift in the we take care of our bodies. With chronic health problems becoming the "normal", people are waking up to the reality that they have to take responsibility for life-style changes that result in long-term benefits.
Find out what drugs you MUST ABSOLUTELY avoid if you don't want to become a statistic.
True and False about Environmental Health
In addition to our food, our bodies are also affected by chemicals in our environment. Heavy metals are the oldest toxins known to humans. Environmental exposure to aluminum, lead, mercury, cadmium, and manganese cause serious health problems by interaction with biological systems. We are exposed to environmental toxins every day.
Find out what chemicals you are exposed to and how to handle their effects.
True and False about Anthrax and Bioterrorism
Discussions about the threat of biological terrorism have moved from high-level meeting rooms into American living rooms, along with a host of other fears about national security in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.
Not surprisingly, we're not really getting the truth about how we might best combat this potential threat to the American public. Read more.
What you Need to Know About Chemicals and Heavy Metals
Smog, pesticides, mercury, chlorine, fluorides; we know they're in our environment and we know they can harm us. But how much?
We explore these environmental "hidden" chemicals and give you the facts. We also give you a solution to handle chemicals that are lodged in your body.
How to Rid Your Body of Chemicals and Heavy Metals
With the enormous amounts of toxic metals in the environment and the widespread nutrient mineral insufficiencies of the modern western diet, assessing patients for element imbalances and excesses is an increasingly important tool in the diagnosis of chronic illness.
The Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis as well as other lab tests can provide the healthcare provider with important insight into treatment strategies for conditions ranging from depression and behavior disorders to cardiovascular and neurological illnesses.
True and False about The Air You Breathe
Indoor home and office air can be toxic, causing a host of health problems including headaches, allergies, asthma, runny nose, fatigue, chronic cough and ear infections.
Air purifying systems can contribute to your overall health by eliminating molds, mildews, bacteria and toxins from the air you breathe. There are several kinds of air purifiers and filters available.
We discuss the quality of our air supply and how you can improve it.
True and False about The Water You Drink
If the human body is a machine, then water makes it go. On average, we need at least two quarts of this "fuel" each day, which makes finding some that's fit to drink one of our most urgent daily tasks.
Since the passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972, access to safe water for all Americans has been a stated U.S. government goal. Yet millions of people continue to face serious water quality problems because of contamination, deteriorating infrastructure, and inadequate treatment at water plants.
True and False about Health Conditions
The World Health Organization recently completed a study that ranked the U.S. # 29 among healthiest nations. This statistic is startling considering the U.S. is equipped with the best doctors, the best hospitals, the best universities, the most modern technology, and the list goes on.
This section will uncover the most absurd methods used to treat health problems.
True and False about Cancer
At the beginning of the 20th century cancer was in seventh place among the causes of death; today it has moved up to second place, and it is estimated that by 2005 at the latest cancer will be cause of death No. 1 world-wide.
Don't let the American Cancer Society lead you to believe that they're getting a grip on this terrible disease process. That statement couldn't be FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH.
Here are the statistics. It is vital to note that all the studies referred to here are from mainstream medicine's own respected journals, such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, the New England Journal of Medicine, and The Lancet. Thus this criticism of the various therapies comes not from the "alternative" world but from the very heart of orthodox medicine itself. So there is nothing subjective or political about the conclusions.
It should also be mentioned that this work was done over a period of eight years, during which time over 10,000 studies were analyzed. The studies contained herein are just samples; many more could have been included.
True and False about Cardiovascular Disease
The ten top killers of Americans (in the order of frequency) include heart disease, cancer, physician induced death, stroke, accidents, pneumonia, diabetes, cirrhosis, arteriosclerosis, and suicides. All but accidents, pneumonia, and suicides have an underlying connection to reduced blood circulation. More than 90 percent of Americans live in jeopardy of having a serious illness relating to the circulatory system.
The human and financial cost of cardiovascular disease in the U.S. is astronomical. Every year, approximately 1.5 million Americans have a heart attack, 300,000 of whom die before receiving medical attention. The treatment of cardiovascular disease rings up a total of $100 billion dollars annually - $200,000 spent every minute. Coronary artery bypass surgery (bypassing the blocked heart artery with grafted leg artery, average cost $44,000) is the most frequently prescribed surgical procedure for heart disease, costing $10 billion per year. Numerous leading medical doctors and authorities have stated that coronary bypass surgery is over-prescribed and often unnecessary. Nearly 20,000 people die every year as a result of bypass surgery or angioplasty (ballooning of the occluded artery, average cost $21,000).
Are there alternatives in treating this malady? Very simply answered, YES! Read the following articles to find out how.
True and False about Hypothyroidism
Your Doctor Does Not Likely Understand How To Interpret Thyroid Blood Tests Properly!
Thyroid function tests have always presented doctors with difficulties in their interpretation. Laboratory testing is often misleading due to the complexity and inherent shortcomings of the tests themselves.
Many doctors not having an adequate understanding of what the test results mean, will often make incorrect assumptions based on them or interpret them too strictly. A narrow interpretation of thyroid function testing leads to many people not being treated for sub-clinical hypothyroidism.
True and False about Mental Health
How do you stop violent crime and terrorism? What about increasing rates of illiteracy, drug and sexual abuse, homelessness and suicide?
What could possibly drive insane terrorists to kill thousands of people in New York and Washington, D.C., by flying planes into buildings?
For governments, the initial societal fix was to spend millions on "experts” who claimed to have the answers to these problems. But when the problems worsened, the experts said they needed billions, not millions. And when the problems continued to worsen, the experts said they needed more billions.
Today, according to these experts, we are facing a truly alarming epidemic that is going to strike one out of every two people – half the population. It is, they say, the cause of society’s problems. And it is going to cost even more billions to resolve.
The epidemic so alarmingly reported on is mental illness.
True and False about Men's Health
Men don't visit doctors as often as women. Because of this they usually find that their health suffers as a result.
Good health is the key to a happy life. In a fast and demanding life, health unfortunately takes a backseat whereas it should be of prime concern. There are many questions that plague your mind, but answers to these are either insufficient or unavailable. Sometimes one is too lazy or shy to discuss these with the doctor. For a healthy life, numerous things have to be set in order.
Watching the calories, good exercises and healthy food is absolutely essential. Besides these, we also deal with sexual problems and methods to cope with them. These include sexually transmitted diseases, impotence, testicular pain, contraceptives etc.
Find out the false information about Men's Health.
True and False about the Mind and the Body
Why is it that some people are more healthy than others and some people are sick most of the time?
Does your mind control your body? What about the human soul? What part does it play in running the body?
Contrary to what you've been taught in Psychology 101, your body, mind and soul are NOT the same. We discuss the mind/body connection and what roles these various components play in your health.
True and False about Vaccinations and Immunizations
There is no more heated and vociferous (a shouting or calling out) debate today than the topic of vaccinations. Are they safe and effective? Are they dangerous to our health and immune depressing? Do vaccines cause cancer and mutations in our genetic cells? Are vaccines the way we should have health? Are vaccinations only a ploy to keep people sick and users of allopathic medications?
These articles will allow you to decide on the all important question, "Vaccinate? What to I do?"
Hard-Hitting Social Issues
Terrorism, crime, increased drug use and violence in children, educational reform, racism, divorce; they're issues that affect every single person on this planet.
A forum for hard-hitting investigative journalism, Freedom magazine has taken on stories that other media have been reluctant to investigate or publish. And, as its readership has grown, so has public awareness of areas in need of social reform. Freedom has broken important stories on the forced drugging of schoolchildren, government chemical and biological warfare experimentation and brutalities within the psychiatric industry.