By Sylvie Beljanski

Fake News and Alternative Medicine

Fake News and Alternative Medicine

To be patentable, an invention has to be new. Pharmaceutical and biotech companies invest heavily in order to create new-to-nature molecules they can successfully patent, and once the resulting monopoly has been secured, turn it into lucrative medicine. Natural substances are not new, therefore they are not supposed to be patentable. That is why there […]

Outraged, but not so surprised.

Outraged, but not so surprised.

Non-toxic plant extracts effective against pancreatic cancer The mission of the Lustgarten Foundation is “to advance the scientific and medical research related to the diagnosis, treatment and cure of pancreatic cancer”, according to its website.  Therefore one would think that when this foundation received information that the scientific team at the Kansas University Medical Center […]

New Year resolutions: chances are tha...

New Year resolutions: chances are that you are going to fail, unless….

Now is a great time to start over and come up with a number of New Year resolutions. However, unless the New Year’s resolution fairy waves her magic wand and grants your wish, chances are that you are going to fail. Statistics from 2016 showed that only eight percent of people achieved their resolutions from the year […]

Happy New Year 2017!

Happy New Year 2017!

I hope that whatever comes your way is seen as a gift, and hope that no matter what challenges are offered, you will find a way to overcome them, and move on to greater opportunities in life. Wishing you a tremendous year in 2017 filled with joy and dreams fulfilled!

Two glasses of calorie-free drinks a ...

Two glasses of calorie-free drinks a day doubles the risk of diabetes

Research by the Karolinska Institute on 2,800 adults found that those who consumed at least two 200ml servings of soft drinks daily were 2.4 times as likely to suffer from a form of type 2 diabetes. Josefin Edwall Löfvenborg, lead author of this retrospective study, which relied on participants to recall their diet habits, said […]