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18 Jan: Artificial Sweeteners: More Bad News Means It’s Time to Bring Out the ‘Influencers’

2023 was not a sweet year for the artificial sweetener industry. In May the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that artificial sweeteners (what it calls non-sugar sweeteners, or NSS) do not “confer any long-term benefit” in weight loss. Even more alarming, the WHO says that using NSS over time may produce “undesirable effects” such as upping the risk of type…

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09 May: I Mask +: Prevention & Early Outpatient Treatment Protocol for COVID-19

For those interested in preventive steps that may decrease the chance of becoming infected with COVID-19, please see the I Mask + protocols below, courtesy of the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance. A note on vaccinations and side effects: One of the side effects observed after COVID-19 vaccinations has been thickening of the blood. This can lead to clots….


15 May: The rising consequences of particulate pollution

Pollution is on the forefront of many people’s minds as worries over environmental health increase and spring haze is upon us. Warmer weather can often serve as a catalyst for dangerous chemical reactions and for pollutants to be released into the atmosphere. Certain kinds of pollution are especially dangerous for human and animal health. What is particle pollution? Particle pollution…

16 May: 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…

11 Dec: The Bonvie Blog: Kratom

The good news is that there may well be a relatively simple way for many individuals now caught up in the ongoing nationwide opioid crisis to pull themselves out of it. And that’s no small thing, considering that that this man-made catastrophe has killed an estimated 20,000 Americans from overdoses in 2016 alone. The bad news is that the federal government is trying its best to make such apparent salvation illegal.

16 Mar: Transpartisan Review Blog #37

On March 7th one hundred US Senators, the Senate’s entire membership, asked the leading law enforcement officials of the Trump administration for help in ending “the deeply troubling series of anonymous bomb threats made against … buildings affiliated with Jewish organizations or institutions across the country.”

06 Dec: Stop 21st Century Cures Act

Although this is coveted as a wonderful bill that is needed in the US so that drugs and medical devices can be fast tracked, if you read the nearly 1000 pages it is clear this is dangerous bill that is has the best interests of the Pharmaceutical industry at heart, NOT its consumers.

02 Dec: The Transpartisan Review Blog Special Note #3

Walt Whitman’s “Election Day, November, 1884” posted by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner If I should need to name, O Western World! your powerfulest scene to-day, ‘Twould not be you, Niagara – nor you, ye limitless prairies — nor your huge rifts of canyons, Colorado, Nor you, Yosemitie, with all your spasmic geyser-loops ascending to the skies, ap-…