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ANH Feature: Focus on Ayurveda – Part 2

20 January 2009

Read Part 2 of the Focus on Ayurveda feature detailing the proceedings of the 3rd World Ayurveda Congress in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India (16-21st December 2008)—an integral part of ANH's ongoing campaign to nurture traditional medicinal cultures.

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ANH Feature: Detox works—we can prove it!

09 January 2009

The ANH responds to Sense About Science and Voice of Young Scientists attack on detox products. You'll find here two different perspectives, one from a doctor, the other from a scientist. Essential reading in January!

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ANH Feature: Focus on Ayurveda – Part 1

20 December 2008

Read Part 1 of the ANH's feature taking in the visit to Varanasi as part of its information gathering, network strengthening tour of India.  This forms an integral part of ANH's ongoing campaign to nurture traditional medicinal cultures. 

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ANH Feature: St John’s Wort works as well as drugs – with far fewer side-effects

09 December 2008

A recent Cochrane review of 29 trials, covering 5489 patients, concluded that the St John’s Wort extracts tested "...are superior to placebo in patients with major depression".  No wonder this innocent herb has been banned as a food supplement in some EU Member States.  It is quite clearly too effective for its own good!  

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Is the FDA trying to end-run DSHEA—again?

25 November 2008

Some new language in Section 912 of the FDA's Amendments Act of 2007 could hand over control of all scientifically-verified dietary supplements to the pharmaceutical industry. Today, the ANH and its US affiliate, the American Association for Health Freedom, submitted its comments to the FDA showing them they do not have the legal power to do this. 

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JAMA: synthetic low dose vitamins—of course they don't work!

18 November 2008

On Sunday 9th November 2008 the Journal of the American Medical Association issued a press release telling the world that vitamin C and E supplements did not work in preventing heart disease in older men. However, this finding could have been predicted and the funds used to pay for the 10 years worth of research could have been put to much better use.

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