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The monthly AHHA Special Updates from the American Holistic Health Association are eReports with items of interest to those actively enhancing their health and well-being. Each eReport features a health or health freedom issue. It also features a research item and an AHHA resource.

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October 10, 2014

FEATURED RESEARCH
Vitamin C & E are safe for guys
Reassuring new research has laid to rest concerns that vitamins C and E might lead to an increased risk for prostate cancer. You and your physician can review the extensive research outlined in "Vitamin C, E Supplementation Not Linked to Cancer Risk" from the July 2014 issue of Natural Standard's Integrative Medicine Newsletter.

FEATURED ISSUE
Which diet is best?
The vast majority of Americans are either on (or should be on) a weight loss program or are thinking about starting one. With the media full of articles presenting conflicting research as to which type of diet works best, how are you going to pick diets to try? The reality is that no one diet is best for everyone. Perhaps you and a nutritional consultant need to review the various diet options to determine which one would be most effective and sustainable for you.

ISSUE: Diet options

AHHA strives to maintain a neutral position on issues. The recent articles below have been compiled for you to indicate the variety of factors the media are referring to in their presentation of research that "proves" that this or that diet is the best. Note that they consider levels and types of fat, carbs, dairy, protein, calories, and exercise, plus disease prevention impact. This gives you some topics to consider as you determine which diet is best for you and your family.

Which diet is best for long-term weight loss? (9/8/14)
by Deborah Kotz
The Boston Globe

Study: Eating High-Fat Dairy Lowers Type 2 Diabetes Risk (9/15/14)
By David DiSalvo
Forbes

Rethinking Fat: The Case For Adding Some Into Your Diet (3/31/14)
by Allison Aubrey
NPR

Which diet is best: low-fat or low-carb? (9/21/14)
by Luisa Dilner
The Guardian

A Call for a Low-Carb Diet That Embraces Fat (9/1/14)
by Anahad O'Connors
New York Times

Low-carb diets similar to low-fat for weight loss (9/3/14)
by Georgiann Caruso
CNN Health

Avoid low-fact diets: Despite the hype, no verdict yet on high-fat, low-carb regime (9/22/14)
by David Seres
Reuters

Ready to Ditch Your Low-Fat Diet? Not So Fast (June 2014)
by Gabrielle DeGroot Redford
AARP

Study Compares American Diabetes Association Low-fat Diet to High-fat Ketogenic Diet for Helping Diabetes: Ketogenic Diet Wins (10/2/14)
Health Impact News

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What did I miss?
If you are a new subscriber to our monthly AHHA Special Updates eReports, you may be wondering what you've missed in earlier updates. Check out the AHHA Special Updates eReport Archives and read about more interesting research and reminders of matters about which we all need to be vigilant.


September 12, 2014

FEATURED RESEARCH
Do you have high blood pressure?
If you want to reduce your blood pressure without the use of drugs, have you considered yoga? Researchers recently did a review of studies that tracked the blood pressure of participants who practiced yoga over an extended period of time. Although the study results were not consistent, perhaps due to varying research techniques, many showed positive results. See if you are influenced by the data offered in the article "Yoga Might Reduce Blood Pressure" from the September 2014 issue of Natural Standard's Integrative Medicine Newsletter.

FEATURED ISSUE
Dental amalgam controversy
After decades, the controversy about the safety of mercury in dental fillings is in the headlines again. The convictions of each side are just as strong as ever. The dental industry insists that when mercury is combined with silver, tin, and copper for an amalgam filling, the mercury is chemically changed so that the levels of mercury vapor released in your mouth are low enough to be safe. Concerned consumer groups stress the documented toxic nature of mercury. They point out that the mercury vapors of the amalgam filling in your mouth are higher than the levels banned by the EPA in paint fumes over two decades ago.

ISSUE: Mercury in amalgam fillings

AHHA strives to maintain a neutral position on issues. To support those who wish to learn more about this month's issue, we have compiled the following pro and con online articles to get you started.

PRO
About Dental Amalgam Fillings
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

What is Dental Amalgam (Silver Filling)? (9/6/14)
KnowYourTeeth

Fillings, Silver-Colored
American Dental Association

CON
Are Amalgam Fillings Dangerous? 60 Minutes Investigates Amalgam Fillings (5/16/14)
Dr. Marilyn K. Jones

Measurably Misleading (August 2014)
Consumers for Dental Choice

New Report Finds FDA Deliberately Deceptive-and Slowly Poisoning Millions of Americans (8/12/14)
Alliance for Natural Health USA

We also encourage you to go to our blog at ahhablog.org and post your comments. Use this opportunity to share additional resources you have found relating to this health issue.

FEATURED AHHA RESOURCE
Power of Choice available in Spanish
The popular AHHA booklet, Wellness From Within: The First Step, is available in Spanish at ahha.org/ahhastep-Spanish.htm You can direct your Spanish-speaking friends to this resource for learning about the power of choice. For a briefer version of the same concepts, there is the flyer at ahha.org/ahhastep-Spanish.htm available in Spanish.


August 8, 2014

FEATURED RESEARCH
Lower cholesterol
A survey of current research supports that drinking black tea lowers LDL cholesterol without effecting HDL. Black tea may also be beneficial to people with an increased risk for heart disease. If this is something that concerns you, perhaps you and your physician will want to review the information in this article: "Drinking Black Tea Linked to Lower Cholesterol" from the June 2014 issue of Natural Standard's Integrative Medicine Newsletter.

FEATURED ISSUE
Lab test threat?
How many health-related lab tests did you have in the last year? You probably did not give much thought to how these tests were regulated. Well, how tests are regulated may be about to change and this may have major impact on you. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving to take over control of laboratory-developed tests (LDTs). The range of arguments for and against this change is extensive, complicated, and confusing to follow.

Currently LDTs are tests developed by a local lab for a local population. These for some time have been controlled by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Shifting these LDTs to be under the FDA will shake things up big time. Implementation could be gradual and have many exceptions, but what will really happen has not yet been clarified.

Supporters list benefits as improved accuracy and clinical validity of the tests. Those opposing express concerns that meeting FDA requirements will result in higher testing prices, and testing standardization will stifle vital customization and innovation. Further, that many important tests will disappear because of the inability to cover the cost of expensive required clinical trials.

Issue: FDA fully controlling lab tests

AHHA strives to maintain a neutral position on issues. To support those of you who wish to figure out what this month's issue is really about, we have compiled the following pro and con online articles to get you started.

PRO (supporting FDA control of LDTs)
F.D.A. Acts on Lab Tests Developed In-House (7/31/14)
by Andrew Pollack
The New York Times

In Major Shift, FDA to Regulate Lab-Developed Tests as Normal Devices (8/1/14)
Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society

FDA Commissioner Calls for More Active FDA Regulation of Laboratory-Developed Tests, and ACLA Promptly Responds with a Petition Opposing FDA (6/5/13)
by Jeffrey N. Gibbs, Jamie K. Wolszon & Jessica A. Ritsick
FDA/ Law Blog

CON (against FDA control of LDTs)
What You Need to Know About the FDA's Push to Regulate Laboratory Developed Tests (8/1/14)
by Aaron Krol
Bio IT World

What If the Government Standardized All Medical Testing? (7/15/14)
Alliance for Natural Health USA

ACLA Expresses Concern with FDA Guidance on Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs) (7/31/14)
American Clinical Laboratory Association

We also encourage you to go to our blog at ahhablog.org and post your comments. Use this opportunity to share additional resources you have found relating to this health issue.

FEATURED AHHA RESOURCE
Uplifting messages
AHHA offers a unique opportunity to send Get Well(ness) messages to someone you care about. You can find special messages on attractive backgrounds from the Get Well(ness) Messages section of the AHHA website. Just expanded to twelve options. Pick the one you like and email the URL to your loved one.


July 11, 2014

FEATURED RESEARCH
Male fertility
Modern research has validated the use of a Middle Eastern herb in Ayurvedic medicine for hundreds of years results in significantly increased sperm count, semen volume, and sperm movement. Couples exploring options for overcoming infertility might want to review the details in the article "Ashwagandha Might Benefit Men with Infertility" from the June 2014 issue of Natural Standard's Integrative Medicine Newsletter.

FEATURED ISSUE
Organics under attack?
Supporters of organic foods are concerned about a massive 2014 media campaign designed to discredit organics. These anti-organic foods articles are funded by the large conventional agribusiness industry. As you see articles about organic foods this year, you may want to keep in mind the following as you decide if the information in an article is valid for your personal needs:

  • Get a feel for which point of view the article is supporting. Is it for or against organics? Was this easy to determine?
  • Note if claims are backed up with relevant science...and if the science is accurate and used fairly.
  • Can you determine what is spin and what is thorough coverage of the facts?
  • Note if pesticides, antibiotics, hormones, and GMOs are addressed.
  • Watch for being diverted away from important facts that do not support the favored view of the author of the article.
  • Follow the money.

Issue: Negative media campaign against organic foods

AHHA strives to maintain a neutral position on issues concerning your health. We have compiled the following pro and con online articles that you can use to practice applying the above evaluation considerations as you read about organics. These evaluation considerations and what you learn from the articles below can prepare you to review other articles as you determine what is best for you and your family.

PRO - supporting negative campaign
Organic Shmorganic: Conventional fruits and vegetables are perfectly healthy for kids. (1/28/14)
by Melinda Wenner Moyer
Slate

The tyranny of the organic mommy mafia (4/19/14)
by Naomi Schaefer Riley
New York Post

Five myths about organic food (6/20/14)
by Peter Laufer
The Washington Post

CON - refuting negative campaign
The Assault on Organics: Ignoring science to make the case for chemical farming (7/1/14)
by Kari Hamerschlag and Stacy Malkan
FAIR Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting

Q. Organic-or Not? Is Organic Produce Healthier Than Conventional? (5/22/14)
by Marissa Lippert, M.S., R.D.
Eating Well

Organic Food vs. Conventional: What the Slate Article Missed (1/30/14)
by Robyn O'Brien
Prevention

We also encourage you to go to our blog at ahhablog.org and post your comments. Use this opportunity to share additional resources you have found relating to this health issue.

FEATURED AHHA RESOURCE
Personal health tips
There are many exciting products available to support your journey to a higher level of wellness. AHHA members have written a number of books (and created CDs and DVDs) with personal health tips. You can check these out at Health-related Books, CDs, DVDs... and the Books/Other Media section of the AHHA Organizational Member list.


June 13, 2014

FEATURED RESEARCH
Heal quicker
You have most likely heard a lot about probiotics helping to improve digestion. Are you aware, however, that probiotics are also shown to reduce the duration of a respiratory infection? Studies indicate that with probiotics you can count on being sick for fewer days. For details about this, read "Probiotics Reduce the Duration of Respiratory Infections" in the May 2014 issue of Natural Standard's Integrative Medicine Newsletter.

FEATURED ISSUE
Toxins in our food supply
Farmers use herbicides to prevent weeds from growing in their crops. Since the 1970s, a chemical named glyphosate (found in Roundup) has been in use. But weeds have become resistant to this herbicide. Now the popular replacement herbicide in the U.S. is Atrazine. But there is controversy in the U.S. about the impact of this chemical's presence in the drinking water supply and in the human food supply. Interesting to note that the European Union removed Atrazine from the market in 2004.

Issue: Atrazine

AHHA strives to maintain a neutral position on issues concerning your health. We have compiled the following Pro and Con online articles about Atrazine as a convenient way for you to begin your research.

PRO
Atrazine
Wikipedia

Syngenta stands by the safety of atrazine (2/5/14)
AgroNews

Atrazine Updates (January 2013)
United States Environmental Protection Agency

CON
Atrazine
Pesticide Action Network – North America

Is there Atrazine in your drinking water? (4/6/14)
by Allison Vuchnich and Gil Shochat
Global News

How a Big Agribusiness Firm Infiltrated the EPA and Made a Mockery of Science (6/5/14)
by Kamil Ahsan
AlterNet

We also encourage you to go to our blog at ahhablog.org and post your comments. Use this opportunity to share additional resources you have found relating to this health issue.

FEATURED AHHA RESOURCE
Research in progress
AHHA is excited to announce the newest resource being developed for you. We are now compiling a list of professionally run, holistic and integrative-related clinical trials and studies in progress. Imagine knowing ahead of time what is being researched. What if it is something that might help a health problem you are dealing with? Visit the new Studies and Clinical Trials to track your favorite study as it progresses through the phases from startup, to data collection, to analysis, to publication. If you know of research projects that would fit our qualifying criteria, feel free to share this web page with the study managers. They will find the submittal guidelines at the bottom of the page.


May 9, 2014

FEATURED RESEARCH
Reduce risk of glaucoma
Glaucoma is a common eye condition caused by increased pressure inside of the eye. It can damage your vision. You and your ophthalmologist may want to review the article and research summary for "Folate Associated with Decreased Glaucoma Risk" in the April 2014 issue of Natural Standard's Integrative Medicine Newsletter. It states "The researchers found that there was a trend of a twenty-five percent reduced risk of glaucoma when comparing data for those who consumed the most folate to those who consumed the least." What is your level of folate intake? Note in the research summary that the folate source tracked was from intake of supplemental folate.

FEATURED ISSUE
Mammograms
An old controversy has arisen again. And it's taking an interesting turn. For fifty years, women have been advised to have mammograms for early detection of breast cancer. Imagine their confusion in 2014 when results of a new study indicated that about the same number of women who got their mammograms died of cancer as those who didn't.

Issue: Mammograms

AHHA offers recent articles for those women who want to review the latest comments on this issue.

PRO
2014 Update: When Should Women Start Regular Mammograms? 40? 50? And How Often is "Regular"? (January 2014)
by Diana Zuckerman, PhD and Anna E. Mazzucco, PhD
Cancer Prevention & Treatment Fund

Mammography: Benefits, Risks, What You Need to Know (3/25/14)
Breastcancer.org

Recent Study Should Not Change Mammography Guidelines (2/12/14)
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

CON
The Breast Cancer Industry Is Deceiving Women (4/22/14)
Alliance for Natural Health USA

Breast cancer death rates in Canada didn't improve with mammograms (2/11/14)
CBC News

Mammograms May Cause More Harm Than Good For Older Women, Study Suggests (4/1/14)
Post 50

We also encourage you to go to our blog at ahhablog.org and post your comments. Use this opportunity to share additional resources you have found relating to this health issue.

FEATURED AHHA RESOURCE
Personal healthcare team?
Whether your team is one individual or a diverse group of practitioners, the ideal team is one in which you and your physicians and other healthcare professionals function as partners and everyone espouses a holistic (whole person) approach to creating optimal wellness. If this isn't happening in your case, consider making some changes. A great place to start your search is the AHHA Practitioner Member list.


April 11, 2014

FEATURED RESEARCH
Pro vitamin D
Patients dealing with cancer are aware that nutrition is an important part of their treatment program. Researchers are alerting breast cancer patients to consider their vitamin D blood levels. These patients and their physicians are encouraged to review the article, "Vitamin D Linked to Increased Breast Cancer Survival" in the March 2014 issue of Natural Standard's Integrative Medicine Newsletter.

FEATURED ISSUE
Labeling end run?
Are there some negative changes mixed in with the many positive changes in the proposed FDA revision of our nutrition and supplements labels? The purpose of the changes is to update the Nutrition Facts given on food packaging labels. Most agree that it would be useful to have calories in a larger font size, more nutrients included, added sugar disclosed, and more realistic serving sizes. However, some groups are extremely concerned about the "needed" levels of vitamins and minerals given on the label being reduced to amounts less than what would keep a person healthy. There is also concern about a requirement that would ban use of the word "folate" (a naturally occurring form of vitamin B), but allow "folic acid", which is a synthetic, modified version that many people cannot convert to a form they can use. This folate concern is viewed as avenue for this natural vitamin to become available only as a prescription drug.

The government has invited submittal of comments through June 2, 2014. For those of you who wish to learn more about this matter (and perhaps even submit a comment to the FDA), we have compiled some articles to get you started on your research.

ISSUE: Proposed 3/3/14 FDA revision of nutrition and supplement facts labels

PRO
Food Labeling: Revision of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels (3/3/14)
A Proposed Rule by the Food and Drug Administration
Comment period ends 6/2/14

Public Comment Period Now Open For FDA's Nutrition Facts Label Changes (3/3/14)
Obama Foodorama

Updates proposed for nutrition labels on food packages (3/5/14)
ISHN

CON
The FDA's New Food Label Guidelines - A Sneak Attack on Your Dietary Supplements (3/26/14)
by Scott Tips
National Health Federation

Breaking News: FDA's Sneak Attempt to Ban Another B Vitamin (3/11/14)
Alliance for Natural Health USA

More on the New Nutrition Labels (3/11/14)
Alliance for Natural Health USA

We also encourage you to go to our blog at ahhablog.org and post your comments. And use this opportunity to share additional resources you have found relating to this health issue.

FEATURED AHHA RESOURCE
Everyday Choices
More and more diseases are being documented as being the result of poor lifestyle choices. AHHA's booklet, Wellness From Within: The First Step, reminds you of the power of the decisions you make throughout the day. Take time to review the options included in this FREE booklet. Choose to change one thing in your everyday routine. Various formats of the booklet are available online in English, plus one online in Spanish.


March 14, 2014

FEATURED RESEARCH
Naturally lower blood pressure
If your physician has said that you need to lower your blood pressure, what options do you have? A recent study offers a promising non-drug approach to review with your physician. The article, "Vegetarian Diets May Lower Blood Pressure" in the February 2014 issue of Natural Standard's Integrative Medicine Newsletter, outlines the research that concludes that eating a vegetarian diet is associated with lower blood pressure.

FEATURED ISSUE
Toxic packaging?
It is a reality that most of us are consuming packaged food. There are known toxic materials in the packaging. What is the cumulative impact on humans from long-term exposure to these food contact materials (FCMs)? Researchers are not in agreement.

Let's pick just one of the 4,000 chemicals used intentionally in FCMs. Almost all commercially available plastics leach synthetic estrogens that disrupt hormone levels in humans. If you read materials from industry groups and consumer groups, you will find widely divergent safety perspectives. A study conducted by the plastics industry reports that rats fed "more than 70,000 times what a typical American ingests, there was no change in bodyweight, reproductive organs or hormone levels." They insist that this proves that BPAs are safe for humans. Other researchers point out that this study tested using a type of rat (the Charles River Sprague Dawley) that oddly does not respond to synthetic hormones like BPA. For this reason, opponents do not accept the study's results as proving safety. Separately, a scientist found BPA bypasses the body's natural barrier system and so can be potent in even small doses. Other scientists insist that some "BPA-free" alternatives actually release synthetic estrogens that are more potent than the BPA they are replacing.

ISSUE: Does food packaging pose a risk to our health?

AHHA strives to maintain a neutral position on issues concerning your health. We have compiled the following Pro and Con online articles about FCMs as a convenient way for you to begin your research.

PRO
The Scary New Evidence on BPA-Free Plastics (March 2014)
by Mariah Blake
Mother Jones

The Longterm Health Impact of Toxic Food Packaging (2/25/14)
by Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

Food packaging and migration of food contact materials: will epidemiologists rise to the neotoxic challenge? (2/19/14)
Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health

CON
ACC responds to 'misleading' food packaging claims (2/21/14)
by Kari Embree
Packaging Digest

Maybe that BPA In Your Canned Food Isn't So Bad After All (2/26/14)
by Jon Hamilton
The Salt/ NPR

Concerns over chemicals in food packaging misplaced, say scientists (2/19/14)
by Sarah Boseley
The Guardian

We also encourage you to go to our blog at ahhablog.org and post your comments. And use this opportunity to share additional resources you have found relating to this health issue.

FEATURED AHHA RESOURCE
Knowledge Is Power
Perhaps the most important resource ever created by AHHA is the Health Information Search Services list. This unique list includes organizations whose experts can research treatment options for any health condition, plus they also answer other health questions. You can specify conventional medicine and/or alternative approaches. If you know of someone dealing with a life threatening or debilitating diagnosis, please let him or her know about this valuable support option.


February 21, 2014

FEATURED RESEARCH
Preventing colic?
Are you a new parent who walks the floor with a colicky baby? A recent study on probiotics for infants may be something you want to check out with your pediatrician. Researchers conducted a clinical trial to evaluate the effects of Lactobacillus reuteri supplementation on the onset of colic, acid reflux, and constipation during the first three months of life. The infants receiving the probiotics vomited and cried significantly less. For a happier, healthier baby, check out the article, "Probiotics May Reduce Gastrointestinal Problems in Infants" in the January 2014 issue of Natural Standard's Integrative Medicine Newsletter.

FEATURED ISSUE
Pro or Con Vitamins?
Have you noticed that the mainstream media are featuring more and more articles about how dietary supplements are of no value? But, while harder to find, there are also articles challenging the rationale behind this theory. Are you confused? It's likely that most of you will agree with the point of view you already hold. If you're still making up your mind, we share articles from both perspectives. You are encouraged to read them all and decide for yourself.

ISSUE: To accept or not accept the media's positions on the value of dietary supplements.

PRO
Enough Is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements (12/17/13)
Annals of Internal Medicine

Study questions health benefits of vitamin D supplementation (1/24/14)
by Honor Whiteman
Medical News Today

The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements (7/19/13)
The Atlantic

CON
War on Integrative Medicine, Part Two: Eliminate Supplements (2/11/14)
Alliance for Natural Health USA

War on Integrative Medicine, Part Three: Get the Public to Believe Junk Science (2/11/14)
Alliance for Natural Health USA

Stop wasting money on multivitamins? The real story here (12/18/13)
by Todd Runestad
New Hope 360

We also encourage you to go to our blog at ahhablog.org and post your comments. And please tell us and your friends about additional resources you have found relating to this health issue.

FEATURED AHHA RESOURCE
Knowledge Is Power
Perhaps the most important resource ever created by AHHA is the Health Information Search Services list. This unique list includes organizations whose experts can research treatment options for any health condition, plus they also answer other health questions. You can specify conventional medicine and/or alternative approaches. If you know of someone dealing with a life threatening or debilitating diagnosis, please let him or her know about this valuable support option.


January 10, 2014

FEATURED RESEARCH
Best source of Omega-3?
We need the essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6 in our day-to-day diet. The omega-3 fatty acids have long been known to play critical roles in growth and are now recognized as reducing the risk of coronary heart disease and regulating cholesterol. A recent study looked at sources that might offer the most effective supplementation for increasing our omega-3 index. Many of us will be surprised to learn that krill oil beat out fish oil. You and your physician might want to review the details of this study as presented in the article, "Krill Oil May Raise Omega-3 Index More than Fish Oil" in the December 2013 issue of Natural Standard's Integrative Medicine Newsletter.

FEATURED ISSUE
Chloramphenicol dilemma
Some experts are saying a dangerous toxic chemical is contaminating a number of natural products. Other experts are saying it's nothing to worry about. Who do we believe?

Several months ago, when a company in India used a chemical to clean equipment used to process enzymes, the enzyme product produced by that equipment absorbed some of the cleaning chemical before it was exported to Japan, Europe, Canada, and the U.S. The contaminated enzymes were used to manufacture a number of products, including conventional foods, dietary supplements, and animal feed.

The concern is that the cleaning chemical used was chloramphenicol, which is a highly toxic veterinary antibiotic that has been banned by the FDA for most human uses, because it has been associated with a potentially fatal condition, aplastic anemia, that can lead to leukemia.

In October 2013, the Canadian government announced that this trace contamination was a potentially serious health risk to consumers. The Canadian media helped to spread the word. In November 2013, the U.S. FDA said that one company was voluntarily recalling a product, indicating a recall under recall category "might cause a temporary health problem or pose only a slight threat of a serious nature." But the U.S. media have not been informing the public about this recall.

AHHA strives to maintain a neutral position on issues concerning our health. To support those interested in learning more about this matter, we have compiled the following online articles as a convenient way for you to begin your research.

ISSUE: How will you respond to learning about the chloramphenicol contamination recall?

Articles from sources not concerned about contamination recall:
Vega Issues Voluntary Withdrawal of Vega One Nutritional Shakes and Vega Sport Performance Protein Product Due to Traces of the Antibiotic Chloramphenicol (1/8/13)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

ETA Statement on Chloramphenicol Contamination of Enzyme Preparations (11/4/13)
Enzyme Technical Association

Antibiotic-tainted enzymes found worldwide (11/22/13)
Association of Corporate Counsel

Articles from sources concerned about danger of contamination:
Deadly Cholamphenicol Laces Nutritional Supplements and More (1/7/14)
by Katherine Carroll, NTP GreenMedInfo

All-Natural Vitamins (Now with Antibiotics! But Sssh! Don't Tell Anyone!) (1/3/14)
by Jonathan Jarry Cracked Science

Important Recall Information: A number of natural health products potentially contaminated with chloramphenicol may pose serious health risks to consumers (10/18/13)
Healthy Canadians

We encourage you to go to our blog at ahhablog.org and post your comments. Also please tell us and your friends about additional resources you have found related to this health issue.

FEATURED AHHA RESOURCE
Considering a healthcare career?
More and more people are contacting AHHA to gain information about a healthcare career that includes the holistic health approach. They want to help others learn how to make wise lifestyle decisions that will result in a higher level of wellness. In response to these queries, AHHA has compiled a special section of our website, Considering a healthcare career?, with links to valuable resources for those planning their careers. Be sure to share this resource with friends who may be contemplating a career change to healthcare.


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