Medicine with a side of mysticism: Top hospitals promote unproven therapies

Medicine with a side of mysticism: Top hospitals promote unproven therapies

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Medicine with a side of mysticism: Top hospitals promote unproven therapies
They’re among the nation’s premier medical centers, at the leading edge of scientific research. Yet hospitals affiliated with Yale, Duke, Johns Hopkins, and other top medical research centers also aggressively promote alternative therapies with little or no scientific backing. They offer “energy healing” to help treat multiple sclerosis, acupuncture for infertility, and homeopathic bee venom for […]
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They’re among the nation’s premier medical centers, at the leading edge of scientific research.

Yet hospitals affiliated with Yale, Duke, Johns Hopkins, and other top medical research centers also aggressively promote alternative therapies with little or no scientific backing. They offer “energy healing” to help treat multiple sclerosis, acupuncture for infertility, and homeopathic bee venom for fibromyalgia. A public forum hosted by the University of Florida’s hospital even promises to explain how herbal therapy can reverse Alzheimer’s. (It can’t.)

This embrace of alternative medicine has been building for years. But a STAT examination of 15 academic research centers across the US underscores just how deeply these therapies have become embedded in prestigious hospitals and medical schools.

 

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Natural Ways to Recover from a Stroke

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Natural Ways to Recover from a Stroke
Common controllable risk factors for stroke include: the use of alcohol or illicit drugs, such as cocaine smoking a lack of exercise or physical activity a poor diet an unhealthy weight diabetes stress depression poor cholesterol levels high blood pressure the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen and naproxen, but not aspirin According to a 50-year study of strokes […]
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DIY – Beat the Winter Blues – Mood Boosting Room Scents

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DIY – Beat the Winter Blues – Mood Boosting Room Scents
Although I say this a lot (and this time I really mean it), these room sprays are incredibly simple to make. You only need four things–water, alcohol, essential oils and several little spritz bottles–to get started. While bergamot, lavender and chamomile are popular choices when it comes to mood-boosting fragrances, feel free to mix and […]
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COLLAGEN BENEFITS AND RECIPES

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COLLAGEN BENEFITS AND RECIPES
Collagen is gel-like, colorless, and odorless. Like all proteins, collagen is comprised of amino acids. The main amino acids are glycine and proline. Collagen hydrolysate has been heated to high temperatures and treated with enzymes. The bonds between the amino acids are broken, although the amino acids themselves are left intact. Read more HERE
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MOISTURIZING GREEN TEA BODY WASH

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MOISTURIZING GREEN TEA BODY WASH
Since green tea is chock full of healing antioxidants, flavonoids and catechins, it can help soothe skin and counteract the effects of free radical damage from sun exposure and environmental toxins. Studies even show that green tea may help soothe inflammation and protect skin from cancer caused by sunlight. When combined with extra moisturizing ingredients […]
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DIY – Cracked Foot Salve

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DIY – Cracked Foot Salve
Ready to make it? Follow this easy recipe and your feet and heels will be in spring & summer condition ASAP! DIY HERE
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Gut Fungi-Why It’s Good

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Gut Fungi-Why It’s Good
In the past couple of years, you’ve likely heard much talk about the bacteria that live inside your digestive system, what scientists and doctors now call the gut microbiome. All that buzz is for good reason. Researchers have found that these tiny bugs can have an influence on our health, though how much and in what […]
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12 Week Strenght Training Routine

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12 Week Strenght Training Routine
After months and months of asking, I have finally decided to post on a weightlifting routine that you can do in the gym. Now, most of you know that since having my son, I stopped going to a gym altogether, but I instead workout from home. A common questions that I get is, “Can you get […]
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Secrets to Aging Gracefully

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Secrets to Aging Gracefully
We all want to look great as we age. And we all know that woman: She’s on point from head to toe and carries herself like she means it, defying aging with every step. So what’s she doing? Here’s how to take care of your skin, hair, and body, and drum up youth-boosting confidence no matter how […]
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Soulmate Depressed?

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Soulmate Depressed?
Depression is one of the most common mental health problems out there, affecting men and women in an equal percentage. Unfortunately, depression often goes on undiagnosed, despite of affecting the overall quality of life and bringing a number of additional problems. If you have noticed a change in your partner, do not wait until the problem becomes […]
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34 Healthy Store Snacks

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34 Healthy Store Snacks
From ice cream to chips. See what store bought snacks are good choices for you. Read more HERE
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Moringa – Newest Superfood

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Moringa – Newest Superfood
It’s got a snappy name – Moringa – and nutritionists are crediting it with just about every health benefit under the sun, so it’s a mystery that we haven’t woken up to it previously. But wellness fanatics are finally starting to catch on. Here’s what you need to know about it. Moringa is a tree […]
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DIY Brown Sugar Lip Scrub

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DIY Brown Sugar Lip Scrub
The sugar scrub will exfoliate all of the dead, flaky skin off of your lips, while the coconut oil moisturizes.  The honey gives the scrub a nice texture and scent and the cinnamon will increase blood flow to your lips causing them to be plumper after using the scrub!  The vanilla is optional along with […]
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