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A Model Consent Form for Psychiatric Drug Treatment

What if patients were provided the known risks to medical interventions, including what is unknowable at this time (who is at increased risk of injury/adverse effects), and why incomplete...

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Human Studies Condemn Ultrasound

We want to trust. We want, almost need, to believe that medical and pharmaceutical interventions have been vetted. When our doctors tell us not to worry, we want to take their word for it.


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What Happens When Africans Eat Like Americans?

What happens when you make rural Africans eat an American diet and African American eat a rural African diet for two weeks?It turns out that their micobiota change.

Predicated on differential risk...

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An Important Blood Test For IVF

Wondering about epidemic levels of infertility today? It may have something to do with how the environment is stimulating our immune systems. While most conventional doctors are trained to...

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Natural Birth & Breastfeeding: Replaceable?

Natural Birth & Breastfeeding

Now that we know the microbiome exists and is largely responsible for our digestion, immunity, and assimilation and production of...

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Did Your Gyn Tell You The Pill Could Kill?

Rare risks are only rare if they happen to someone else. It's my belief that no one is engaging the principles of informed consent when it comes to the birth control pill. Now, the science is...

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First They Came for the Anti-Vaxxers

By Bretigne Shaffer

This article first appeared on

Earlier this year I spent a few days at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center with my daughter who was having an EEG done....

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A Scientist Speaks: Senate Bill 277 in California

Distinguished Members of the California Senate Committee, The argument of forcing a parent to vaccinate their child in the name of the “greater good argument” is flawed both...

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Turmeric and Depression: The Neuroprotective Effects of Curcumin

In an animal model of depression, researchers explored possible antidepressant mechanisms of the polyphenolic compound, curcumin, in the traditional spice, turmeric.

  • After identifying...
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Psych Meds Put 49 Million Americans at Risk for Cancer

With one in five Americans taking a psychiatric medication, most of whom, long term, we should probably start to learn a bit more about them. In fact, it would have been in the service of true...

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An Immunologist's Letter to Legislators

This letter first appeared on Thinking Mom's Revolution. Dr. Obukhanych provides educational support around vaccine choice here.

An Open Letter to Legislators Currently Considering Vaccine...

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The New Gardasil: Is It Right For Your Daughter?

I believe in living life with no regrets. When we make decisions from a place of authenticity, when we listen to our inner compass for guidance, check our fear, then we have done the best that we...

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