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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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Tylenol Numbing You Out?

"Just take a Tylenol."

This might as well be the American mantra. It's the perspective that we have been indoctrinated to adopt - our bodies are full of annoying symptoms that can be suppressed by...

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Is The Pill Changing Your Brain?

Oral Contraceptives

Where you look, you may find. Because oral contraceptives seized the market in 1959 and have not let go since, there has been little to no incentive to actually research the...

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Pitocin Is Not Oxytocin

What is Oxytocin?

“The Love Hormone”.  Sounds important, no? Turns out that we know very little about the hormone oxytocin, beyond that it is incredibly relevant to multiple...

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Antidepressants: No Diagnosis Needed

With 11% of Americans on antidepressants and one in four women of reproductive age, one would assume these pharmaceutical products are well-studied and clinically indicated. As I have discussed,...

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BRCA: The Lore of the Breast Cancer Gene

Because it takes 17 years for basic science research, and paradigm-shifting data to trickle into our doctor's offices, medicine today is still operating on a one gene-one ill-one pill model. A...

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Milk Got You On Fire?

I used to be a dairy addict. When my naturopath asked me to give up gluten and dairy 6 years ago, it was approximately 2 more years before I stopped fantasizing about cheese, milk, ice cream,...

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