The Future Looks Bright for Veterinary Medicine

Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak to the veterinary students at my alma mater, Texas A&M University. My lecture focused on homeopathy and homotoxicology. As budding scientists, these students demanded proof that these forms of natural medicine really work, and I was able to meet their demands and present them just a small amount of the large volume of…

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The Placebo Effect May Be More Important Than You Think

One of the most common arguments against natural medicine put forth by skeptics is that all “alternative” or natural therapies work simply by the placebo effect. According to the skeptics, none of these natural therapies possess true qualities which allow for actual healing. For many years I’ve discussed the fact that there are actually two placebo effects. The first placebo…

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FDA: Not Your Friend

As you know, the FDA is charged with ensuring that drugs that make their way to the marketplace are both safe and effective. Unfortunately, this has not always proven to be the case. Additionally, due to regulations that at times are onerous, certain drugs that can be lifesaving take many years to make it to the market, and in some…

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Defending Your Choice for Natural Medicine

In addition to providing scientific arguments to back up your desire to choose a more natural form of health care for yourself and your pets, I also want to provide you some moral support. Not a day goes by that someone isn’t saying something negative about natural medicine. While most doctors and healthcare providers are open to natural care and…

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It’s Going to Be a Tough Allergy Season This Year!

Due to the very unusual weather patterns over the last few months, allergy season is already proving to be tough this year for people and their pets. As visits to allergists and dermatologists are increasing, so too is the use of conventional medications. Fortunately there are some natural therapies that can help you in your pet through this difficult time.…

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Bayer Announces Sales of Preventive Chemical Flea Products to Pet Stores

Recently Bayer began selling their prescription chemical flea and tick control products, Advantage and Advantix, to pet stores. This flies in the face of their former policy, which was in effect for many years, of selling these potent chemical insecticides only through veterinarians. This is especially troubling in light of the recent announcement by the EPA that it is receiving…

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FDA Encourages Questioning Your Pet’s Vet

A reader recently sent me the following information regarding some new recommendations from the FDA. The Food and Drug Administration released this list of 10 questions to ask your veterinarian when medication is prescribed. Basically, you need to ask the same questions you’d ask your doctor about medications he prescribes for you or someone in your family. 1.Why has my…

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