September 2003 - Page 2 of 5 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Junk medicine

Medicine? You mean nicotine? One of the most addictive substances known to man? You meant THAT “medicine”?

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Is it a good idea to get a flu shot?

This is also about the time of year when I start to receive e-mails asking if it’s a good idea to get a flu shot. My answer to that question is the same as it is every year: I don’t personally get one

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The color purple

Then as soon as a patent is granted and the product is launched, all these upstart generic drug companies come along, and like circling sharks they wait for the patent to expire.

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Patience is a virtue

So even when it looks like everything is moving in the wrong direction, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to abandon your natural regimen. As with so many botanical remedies, positive effects are not always immediate.

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Necessary evils?

How cautious should you be when taking a pharmaceutical purely for preventive measures? That depends on whom you ask.

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Bane of the wolf

As is the case with so many herbal remedies, it isn’t known just exactly how arnica works. But new research from England may offer an important clue about the bioactive components that give arnica its soothing qualities.

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HSI forum usage

People will be people. Early this week we received an e-mail from a member named Owen who is concerned about some of the recent postings he’s read on the HSI Forum

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