October 2011 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

The American Academy of Pediatrics should be thoroughly ashamed of their new recommendation

To get an idea of why she’s so upset, consider this: Imagine a four-year-old having suicidal thoughts…And as you may have already figured out, the new ADHD treatment guidelines have been expanded to include kids as young a four. That’s right — PRESCHOOLERS, medicated to control their high energy and quick attention changes.


Believe it or not, there's actually an upside to allergy season

Nothing will ruin your day quite like being stuffed up, sneezing, headachy, and feeling kind of out of it because your allergies are going crazy. But you might take some small satisfaction in knowing that there appears to be a pretty significant upside to seasonal allergies.


Patients with chronic conditions should consider this excellent flu shot alternative

The flu shot presents a special dilemma for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia. These patients sometimes have severe reactions to vaccines. But they’re also more likely to get very sick for prolonged periods when they’re hit by the flu.


Heaping your dinner plate higher and higher is a trend that goes WAY back

The USDA estimates that since 1970, average daily calorie intake in the U.S. has increased by nearly 25 percent. But this calorie-climbing trend apparently goes back much further than 40 years.


Can dietary supplements increase your risk of early mortality? Of course not!

Women, if you’re past retirement age and you want to live longer AND reduce your risk of stroke, the results of two new studies suggest you should follow these simple guidelines:

1) Don’t take vitamin supplements
2) Eat as much chocolate as you can get your hands on

…as usual, mainstream media simpletons took one look at these results and overreacted like wildly impressionable children.


Voters across the U.S. are starting to say, "NO!" to public water fluoridation

About three out of four Americans take a medical treatment every time they have a sip of water from the faucet. I’m talking about fluoride, of course.


It's easy to conduct a study that pulls the wool over just about everyone's eyes

How easy is it to conduct a study that pulls the wool over just about everyone’s eyes? A friend recently sent me a write-up about a junior high school student who won first prize at the Greater Idaho Falls Science Fair.