Saturday, July 25, 2009

Swine Flu Updates and More

When I think about alternative/complementary medicine, the main controversy that comes to mind is in regard to it's overall efficacy. Usually the source of the drama is the conventional medical establishment. Many spokesmen for allopathic medicine tend to view holistic healing as not being serious or worthy of consideration.

But this past week I found several interesting columns that bring to light disputes within the natural medicine community. This is a refreshing change of pace. It's good to see important questions being asked on both sides of the isle.

Controversy A: Does high dose fish oil increase your risk of contracting the flu? Find out in the column entitled Swine Flu Fish Oil Warning

Controversy B: Dark chocolate helps to lower blood pressure, right? That issue is addressed here.

Controversy C: Olive leaf extract is mostly recommended to during the "cold and flu" season. But does modern science support it's use for helping to protect against viral invaders? Discover The Truth About Olive Leaf Extract.

No matter what healing philosophy we subscribe to, it's always important to challenge our own beliefs. By doing so, we can help ourselves (and others) to ultimately determine the best possible wellness strategies. That should be our ultimate goal, regardless of where that leads us.

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