Dr Maya Shetreat-Klein is an integrative pediatric neurologist with a medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Board certified in adult and child neurology as well as pediatrics, she completed the University of Arizona's two-year Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, founded by Dr Andrew Weil, and now serves as faculty. She lectures internationally to medical professionals and laypeople on environmental health and toxins, and healing with food and nature. Dr Shetreat-Klein lives with her family in New York City, where she runs Brainmending, her healing practice and urban farm.
164026390342240 - 2 days ago
Infant gut microbes are linked to future development of allergy and asthma.
A dozen CDC scientists launch ethics complaint.
"Concerns about the inner workings of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been mounting in recent months amid disclosures of cozy corporate alliances. Now a group of more than a dozen senior scientists have reportedly lodged an ethics complaint alleging the federal agency is being influenced by corporate and political interests in ways that shortchange taxpayers.
"A group calling itself CDC Scientists Preserving Interity, Diligence and Ethics in Research, or (CDC SPIDER), put a list of complaints in writing in a letter to CDC Chief of Staff and provided a copy of the letter to the public watchdog organization U.S. Right to Know (USRTK). The members of the group have elected to file the complaint anonymously for fear of retribution.
“'It appears that our mission is being influenced and shaped by outside parties and rogue interests… and Congressional intent for our agency is being circumvented by some of our leaders. What concerns us most, is that it is becoming the norm and not the rare exception,' the letter states. 'These questionable and unethical practices threaten to undermine our credibility and reputation as a trusted leader in public health.'”
164026390342240 - 4 days ago
Here's another update on freedom of press violations from Standing Rock. A documentarian arrested while filming an oil pipeline protest on Tuesday has been charged with three felony conspiracy charges ― and could face decades in prison if convicted. Amy Goodman is a journalist who has written about Standing Rock, and is facing a similar potential punishment.
Why? Corporate interests stand to lose billions if this pipeline--that is to be run through protected, sacred Native lands--is stopped. They are hoping we will all ignore what's happening, so they can slip these violations of native communities and the press by us. Mainstream press has been silent, probably because said corporate interests pay their bills. And those same corporate interests are using all of their influence to punish those in the press who are exposing what is happening.
I stand behind Standing Rock, and the many people who are fighting to protect our water and indigenous people's rights.
164026390342240 - 10 days ago
One question I'm asked all the time: How do I prevent my child from developing food allergies? This newly published study found that feeding children allergenic foods between 4 and 11 months actually reduces their risk of developing allergies to those foods. For instance, eating peanuts during that period reduced risk of peanut allergy by 70%!!! More studies need to be done, but this is just another reason to break the AVOID AVOID AVOID paradigm when it comes to our kids. Other factors include how often and aggressively they've gotten antibiotics and other sanitizing medical interventions, and how exposed they are to diverse microbes from food, pets, and the outdoors (hint: more is usually better!).
As someone who advocates for the wellbeing of young boys in my practice in the face of constant pathologizing, there is real irony that we cannot tolerate the idea that "boys will be boys" in the classroom when it means they may have a greater need to be active, more hands-on, and more experiential in their learning. But when it comes to the concept that "boys will be boys" in that men objectify women or practice sexual predation or violence, our society remains oddly tolerant.
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