Citizens For Health

May 27, 2018: The Gormley Files – Escape from the Emergency Room

Escape from the Emergency Room By James J. Gormley A few years back, I realized that I had a medical “situation,” a male concern I had wondered about for a couple of months, yet had dealt with by the time-honored male tradition of “avoidance” — if I pretend everything’s okay, the problem will go away — not the best approach….

May 16, 2018: The Bonvie Blog: A Toxic Topic’s Return

A Lesson from the Past Reminds Us How the Facts Are What Really Matter By LINDA and BILL BONVIE It was a bit like a case of déjà vu, only with a new dimension. That was our reaction upon hearing the news that a Terminix employee had been indicted for illegally applying the highly toxic fumigation gas methyl bromide inside…

Apr 23, 2018: The Gormley Files – YOU Are the Truth Champions

YOU Are the Truth Champions By James J. Gormley Facts. Truth. What is it about versions of these words that have had shifting uses and meanings throughout the millennia? They have been morphed into tools of propaganda, instruments of oppression and even edicts from kings or despots—who say what they decide is the truth. Many of us who are believers…

Apr 10, 2018: The Bonvie Blog: Read Your Labels Day 2018

‘Read Your Labels Day’ – Now More Important Than Ever! By LINDA BONVIE and BILL BONVIE What makes this April 11, Citizens for Health’s sixth annual Read Your Labels Day, perhaps the most important one yet? Two developments, actually. One is a USDA decision to override the National Organics Standards Board’s (NOSB) vote (taken well over a year ago) to…

Apr 04, 2018: Asbestos: Legal Toxin Causes Cancer

Courtesy of Rachel Lynch and the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Maintaining proper health can sometimes seem like a full-time job. There are so many things being heralded as the “easiest way to beat” this disease or that ailment, but what about taking small actionable steps to ensure one disease doesn’t have to be in your future? For example, we can prevent…

Mar 31, 2018: Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus Report

Integrative Health & Wellness Caucus Focuses on Putting Health Back in Healthcare Bipartisan Effort Cites Prevention and Integrative Health Solutions to Combat Opioid Crisis WASHINGTON, D.C., March 21, 2018 – Reps. Mike Coffman, R-CO and Jared Polis, D-CO, welcomed members of Congress, their staff and healthcare stakeholders to an inaugural meeting of the new Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus to…

Mar 28, 2018: The Bonvie Blog: Alzheimer’s

Is a New Drug Strategy Really What We Need to Prevent Alzheimer’s?  By LINDA BONVIE and BILL BONVIE So what’s up with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)? An agency that has been derelict in its duties of protecting the public for quite some time now appears to have gone completely off the rails (as have other regulatory entities) since…

Feb 18, 2018: The Bonvie Blog: Is Vitamin D the Panacea that has Eluded Big Pharma?

Is Vitamin D the Panacea that has Eluded Big Pharma?  By LINDA BONVIE and BILL BONVIE “We don’t need to develop a new drug. We already have it.” That’s how the lead author of a new study of one of our most essential nutrients has summed up his team’s surprising new findings about what it can do for people suffering…

Jan 11, 2018: CFH VP James Gormley Shares a New Year Message

Happy New Year to all of our supporters, friends, allies and readers. Now that the wrapping paper is gone and noisemakers are stowed, we wanted to send this very brief note looking back at (and forward to) a few issues relating to natural products, health and the environment. First, there is general uncertainty as to whether the anti-over-regulatory winds in…