Dr Oz “Will not be Silenced”

Dr Oz “Will not be Silenced”

[s2If is_user_logged_in()] Who is Dr Oz? Dr Oz is a Turkish-American cardiothoracic surgeon, author and TV personality. He is widely supportive of alternative medicine and has been criticized for giving "non-scientific" advice on his radio show. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mehmet_Oz The Latest Controversy He defended his right to free speech on his radio show on Thursday, 23 April after critics sent an email to Columbia University's surgery department (Dr. Oz is vice chairman), calling his faculty position at the university "unacceptable" and claiming that he promoted "quack treatments and cures in the interest of personal financial gain”. Dr Oz quickly responded by pointing out that the ten physicians in question all had strong ties to the pharmaceutical industry. He specifically highlighted Dr Henry I. Miller, for his vocal support of genetically modified foods and connection to the American Council on Science and Health, a pro-industry lobbying group.  "My exploration of alternative medicine has never been intended to take the place of conventional medicine, but rather as additive," he said. "Critics often...
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Herbal Help for Healthy Lungs

Herbal Help for Healthy Lungs

Herbal Treatment for My Son's AsthmaBy Merry Lycett HarrisonMy son Dave is the reason I became an herbalist. He had severe asthma and allergies as a child and when he was four, our pediatrician said it was time to put him on steroids. Unwilling to go that route unless it was absolutely necessary, I began my quest for other options. With the help of herbs, Dave's health was restored. He has not had an attack of asthma since that time.His lungs, however, do remain his weakest link, and he remains susceptible to pneumonia or bronchitis during the winter inversions when Salt Lake valley air is so bad that people are advised to stay indoors. During a recent red alert night, his hacking cough woke me up. He clued me in to what herbal therapy was necessary when he said he was trying to clear his lungs. Osha, or bear root, Ligusticum porterii, is my go-to herb for serious "lung grunge,"...
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