Friday, April 3, 2009

Modern medicine's stories are like Greek mythology (plus other news)

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What does modern medical "science" have in common with Greek mythology? They're both based on mythological storytelling!


Read today's feature story to learn why much of modern medicine is truly just clever-sounding myth:


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Today's Feature Stories:

The Myths of Modern Pharmaceutical Medicine Parallel Greek Mythology
(NaturalNews) Every culture invents its own mythology to explain the world around it. What's interesting about this, however, is that no culture believes its mythology is actually "myth". Its people believe commonly-held fabrications to be truthful...

Beta-Blocker Drugs Cause 400 Percent Increase in Heart Attacks
(NaturalNews) Surgical patients who are given blood pressure drugs known as beta-blockers around the time of surgery are four times more likely to suffer heart attacks and death than patients who are not given such drugs, according to a study conducted...

Diabetes Increases Risk of Alzheimer's Disease
New research confirms that diabetics have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and the Stockholm Gerontology Research Center reported that people with diabetes are 70 percent...

Buckwheat: Gluten-Free Grain Substitute Offers Complete Vegetarian Protein
Most health conscious people don't think of waffles and pancakes when they think of breakfast, but it turns out that both foods are highly nutritious and health promoting if the right ingredients are used. A recent study from a team of researchers...

Healthy Lifestyle Helps Head and Neck Cancer Survival
Head and neck cancers are malignancies that arise in the nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, salivary glands, throat, or larynx. According to the American Cancer Society, about 35,310 Americans will be diagnosed with these types of cancers...

Happy Oasis, Part I: Motivational Speaking, Design Your Day to Live in Solitude
This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Renegade Roundtable, which can be found at In this excerpt, Happy Oasis shares on topics from her motivational speaking from designing your day to living...

Mushrooms Synthesize Vitamin D When Exposed to Ultraviolet Light
(NaturalNews) Recent research suggests that like humans, some animals and certain species of algae, mushrooms may also be able to synthesize vitamin D upon exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D is synthesized by the body upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation...

Ginkgo Reduces Brain Damage from Stroke by 50 Percent
(NaturalNews) Ginkgo biloba extract may reduce the brain damage and neurobehavioral dysfunction from a stroke by 50 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins Institutions and published in the journal Stroke. ...

Study Says Vitamin D Deficiency has Increased Alarmingly
Vitamin D is a critically important nutrient. However, with most people spending an increasing amount of time indoors, and wearing long-sleeved tops or slapping on sunscreen lotions when they do go under the sun, levels of vitamin D in our...

Ginger Reduces Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy and Relieves Menstrual Pain
Ginger, that aromatic root that has livened up food for centuries, is a treasure chest of health benefits that keep bodies lively too. Recent research has found ginger to be effective for reducing the nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy...

How to Get Plenty of Iron as a Vegan
Iron is vital to life. Every cell in the human body contains iron. Oxygenation of tissues and cells is accomplished by iron contained in red blood cells which carry oxygenated blood throughout the body and pick up carbon dioxide to be excreted...


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