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American Botanical Council Leads Initiative to End Adulteration of Herbs

By Erik Goldman, Editor

Call it the Eleventh Commandment: “Thou Shalt Not Commit Adulteration!”

Though it may not quite be a divine decree, the elimination of contaminants and adulterants is an imperative that conscientious herbal supplement companies are taking very seriously these days, as the American Botanical Council spearheads a major drive to tackle the problem.

Baking Soda is No Ally in Raising Alkaline Levels

By By Russell Jaffe, MD, Contributing Writer

The use of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) to quell inflammation and autoimmunity brings more risk than benefit. Dr. Russell Jaffe, developer of The Alkaline Way lifestyle program, says it is actually a harmful choice that one should avoid.

Agmatine Attenuates Sciatica & Other Neuropathies

By Gad M. Gilad, PhD, Contributing Writer

Agmatine, a ubiquitous naturally occurring metabolite of arginine, was discovered in 1910. Yet, it took more than a century before researchers showed that this unique compound has clinically significant cytoprotective and neuroprotective properties. Recent work indicates that it can reduce pain associated with sciatica and other common forms of neuropathy.

Meds Meet Meat As Merck Moneys Mosa

By Erik Goldman

In an indicator of how fast the tissue cultured meat industry is ramping up, global drug giant Merck recently announced an $8.8 million investment in a Dutch startup called Mosa Meats.

War, Inflammation, and One Doctor's Medical Path for Peacemaking

By Erik Goldman, Editor

War is chronic inflammation writ large, says Dr. Decker Weiss reflecting on his last 4 years of work in refugee camps throughout the Middle East. Weiss believes the principles of natural medicine have much to offer not only the victims of war and strife but to the larger policy dialogs aimed at engendering peace.