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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 02.08.17

Richard “Red” Lawhern is a brilliant, passionate, hardworking nonmedical advocate for pain patients. Listen to this show and you will never look at pain medications in same light. Unlike psychiatric drugs, we both find that opiate and opioid pain medications are often under-prescribed. The under-prescribing of opiates is partly because of the fear of addiction, and partly because drug companies push more expensive drugs that do not work as well and cause more harm. Richard explains how the DEA has intruded into the practice of medicine, setting standards for doctors that are robbing patients of adequate medication coverage for pain, sometimes causing these patients to resort to street drugs with the risk of death by unintentional overdose. Having lost the War Against Drugs, has the DEA attacked a softer target, making a War on Doctors and their Pain Patients? Maybe so.

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Charles K. Bens, Ph.D. – The Beginning Of The End Of The War On Medicine

For nearly 100 years, there has been a serious war going on between the proponents ofallopathic (conventional) medicine and those who support natural or  functional medicine. Functional medicine in the form of herbal,1,2 Ayurvedic, and Chinese medicine was dominant around the world for hundreds of years. 3-5 Then, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the germ theory 6,7 of disease began to take …

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What Women Must Know – The Real Dangers of the Pill and A Natural, Sale Non-Hormonal Option with Dr. Françoise Farron – 11.03.16

Dr. Francoise Farron received Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from New York University Medical School. Her first job was at Harvard Medical School, studying control mechanisms of cell growth. This was part of a larger program designed to understand the phenomenon of uncontrolled growth in cancer cells.

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Valerie Strauss – How schools are turning ‘joy’ into a character strength — and why it’s an awful idea

Back in March I published a post titled, “Now some schools are testing kids for their ‘grit’ and ‘joy’ levels. Really.” For years we’ve heard of schools viewing “grit” as a character strength and moving to measure how much grit students have while attempting to build it up in those deficient. Now one of the co-authors of that post is …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 08.25.16

Joanna Moncrieff MD is a stellar British psychiatrist, a combination of scientist, clinician and caring human being too rarely seen in our profession. All of her books are worth reading. She talks to us about progress in the treatment of people labelled “schizophrenic” and how the British psychiatric establishment is responding to new information about drug-induced brain damage. You will get in on the ground floor of the study she is leading in Great Britain to try carefully withdrawing so-called schizophrenic patients from their antipsychotic drugs, which is an important event in our field. Join us!

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Focus on the Facts – 04.18.16

The guest today was Dr Hooman Noorchashm, who is leading the campaign to ban power morcellation used in hysterectomies to remove fibroids in the uterus. His campaign began in December 2013, after his wife, Dr Amy Reed’s unsuspected uterine cancer was spread through her abdomen by morcellation during a routine hysterectomy in October 2013, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Morcellation takes a Stage 1 treatable cancer immediately to a Stage 4 terminal cancer and for many women, this routine procedure ends with a death sentence. For over 20 years, the morcellator has spread cancer and led to the death of thousands of women and yet it stayed on the market because the device makers, the doctors and the hospitals did not report the harm caused by the device to the FDA. In late 2013, Amy Reed was the first to report that morcellation was spreading cancer in women to the FDA.

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Yearly cost of US premature births linked to air pollution: $4.33 billion

The annual economic cost of the nearly 16,000 premature births linked to air pollution in the United States has reached $4.33 billion, according to a report by scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center. The sum includes $760 million spent on prolonged hospital stays and long-term use of medications, as well as $3.57 billion in lost economic productivity due to physical …

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Focus on the Facts – 03.28.16

The guest today was Dr Amy Reed’s husband, Dr Hooman Noorchashm, who is leading the campaign to ban power morcellation with devices used in hysterectomies to remove fibroids in the uterus. Their campaign began in December 2013, after Amy’s unsuspected uterine cancer was spread through her abdomen by morcellation during a routine hysterectomy in 2013 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

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Dr. Mark Hyman – Here’s How the Food Pyramid Should Look

“Dr. Hyman, I grew up following the guidelines of the Food Pyramid,” writes this week’s house call. “Now the guidelines keep changing. What about these newMyPlate guidelines? And what about the new 2015 Dietary Guidelines? I am confused. What should I eat?” Here’s the truth: The government recommendations released in 1980, promoted low-fat dietsthat have catapulted us into the worst epidemic of obesity …

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HPV Vaccine Rate At Lowest Participation, Dropping More Than 50 Percent Since The Inception of The Program

Vaccination rates are steadily decreasing worldwide, and as more parents now become informed of one of the most unscientific vaccines in the history of vaccination, the HPV vaccine uptake is now dropping more than 50 percent since its introduction in 2006. Two centuries of UK, USA and Australian official death statisticshave shown conclusively and scientifically that modern medicine is not responsible for …