We had just finished chatting with Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., in our April column when a startling pronouncement was widely circulated in the media falsely claiming that L-carnitine, one of Dr. Sinatra’s pillars of heart health, was linked to heart disease. This theoretical “thinking out loud” report needs to be corrected, so we turn right back to Dr. Sinatra for clarification.

The pharmaceutical industry and the American Medical Association (AMA) are running scared—very scared. In fact, jackrabbits have more courage right now than they do. After having created a near-monopoly in medical care that has endured 100 years since the Flexner Report came out in 1910 with its hatchet job against competitive health treatments such as homeopathy, naturopathy, osteopathy, chiropractic and herbal medicine, this drug and medical mafia has kept a jealous and vigilant watch over its monopolistic commercial privileges.

About one in three U.S. adults is obese and about 18% of children (ages six through 19) also fall into this category (1, 2). This doesn’t even count those who are overweight. Hardly anyone will disagree that obesity is a serious problem in the United States. But, is the answer to classify obesity as a disease?

Some of the most essential elements to our bodies’ natural chemistry are minerals. Eating the right amount of minerals through diet alone can be difficult, so it’s key to understand how and why supplementation can help.

There is widespread agreement that most people will benefit from consuming more fruits and vegetables because they are not eating enough for one reason or another. I hope readers of this column do exceptionally well in vegetable and fruit consumption, but some may have room for improvement or friends and family who need some help.

Truth #1: Competition tends to reduce profit margins by putting downward pressure on retail prices.

Truth #2: The more competition, the greater the pressure to lower prices.

Truth #3: A growing industry will attract more competitors.

Ms. Brown decided to work late one night in the lab. She walked quickly through the dark, empty halls on her way back from the ladies room. She unlocked the door to her empty corner of the lab, fumbling an oversized handbag in one hand and an electronic keycard in the other. As she set her bag down on the counter, Brown noticed a closet door she swore was closed when she left was now slightly ajar.

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) and overactive bladder (OAB) are two common urological problems that Americans suffer from on a daily basis. There’s no need to get sidelined by these issues; several natural products can help.

In mid-April, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “urged” the addition of selenium as a required nutrient in infant formulas. Selenium has been known to be an essential nutrient for humans since Dr. J.T. Rotruck et al., discovered in 1973 that it is a component of a key body compound. However, research into the roles of selenium in the body continues to grow. Nearly every week, a new study is published elucidating one or more biochemical pathways in which selenium compounds in the body are vital to human health.