This Week In Wellness a report by investigative journalist Maryanne Demasi has drawn into question the independence and trustworthiness of medical regulators all over the world as their finding sources are revealed. The investigation published by The BMJ looked at six leading regulators, in Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, the UK, and US and showed that… Continue reading TWIW 162: Is big pharma buying drug regulators?
This Week In Wellness Steven Newmaster, a researcher and botanist at the University of Guelph is facing charges of using fraudulent research methods. Newmaster found fame in 2013 publishing a study in BMC Medicine using DNA barcoding on herbal products such as echinacea, ginkgo biloba, and St. John’s wort and accusing the products of containing… Continue reading TWIW 148: Researcher famed for accusing natural remedies of fraud, accused of fraud
This Week In Wellness a March 2022 study published in the journal Public Health Nutrition has found that 95% of the advisory committee members that created the 2020-2025 US Dietary Guidelines had a conflict of interest with food and or pharmaceutical industries. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35311630/
On this episode we discuss whether we have become so used to saying “where’s the research” or “the evidence” that we’ve lost the art of independent thinking. We discuss the importance of all factors of life containing an art, a science and a philosophy – and that no one is more important than the other.… Continue reading 100NO 420: Imagine a dinner party full of scientists …
This Week In Wellness, CSIRO (an independent Australian federal government agency responsible for scientific research) is recommending a low carbohydrate approach to help curb the obesity epidemic and reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease in a dramatic shift from the high carbohydrate, low-fat approach recommended previously. With two in three Australians either overweight… Continue reading TWIW 29: CSIRO recommends low carb approach
What oils are best to cook with? Confusion around this question has been around for decades and health advice encouraging cooking with oils such as grapeseed oil, rice bran oil, sunflower oil and canola oil is now considered by many health experts to be one of the largest contributors to chronic illness. A new study… Continue reading AQJ 108: Good Oils, Bad Oils