Regulatory Confusion Reigns As FDA Grapples With CBD

By Erik Goldman, Editor in Chief

CBD LeafOn July 30, former FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, published an op/ed in the Washington Post entitled, “The CBD craze is getting out of hand. The FDA needs to act.”

It’s a massive understatement given that there are now well over 1,000 companies selling supplements, foods, beverages, cosmetics, confectionseven room diffusersclaiming to contain CBD. They promise myriad health benefits, most of which cannot be substantiated.

It’s also an ironic statement, coming as it does, from a man whose two-year tenure at the FDA will be remembered—rightly or wronglyas the dawn of “legal” cannabis products.

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Breast Milk Nutrient Test Receives FDA Clearance

Written by Kristen Schepker, Assistant Editor

A new medical device that measures macronutrient levels in breast milk has received clearance for clinical use from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The first testing system of its kind, the Miris Human Milk Analyzer (HMA) aims to improve neonatal health by facilitating rapid, on-site evaluations of breast milk samples.

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Is Holistic Lifestyle Change a Key to World Peace?

Written by Madiha Saeed, MD, Contributing Writer

How can we turn the vision of world peace from a cherished ideal into an actual reality? Is it possible that the principles of holistic medicine could play a vital role in quelling the strife plaguing our planet? The visionaries at HeartMath are betting on it.

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Joe Pizzorno - The Toxin Solution

Written by Meg Sinclair

For decades, Dr. Pizzorno has been at the forefront of a movement to build bridges between naturopathic, functional, and mainstream medicine. In recent years, his attention has been focused on the myriad ways that environmental toxins are damaging personal and public health, and on developing practical strategies to help people reduce their toxic loads.

His recent book, The Toxin Solution, presents a harrowing picture yet offers good clinical guidance on how to manage the onslaught. Consider the following:

•    94% of Americans are exposed to enough polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to double their lifetime risk of asthma.
•    60% of US women carry loads of PCB187 sufficient to double their risk of breast cancer.
•    33% of Americans have lead levels high enough to double the risk of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
•    25% are exposed to enough aluminum to double Alzheimer’s risk.

Holistic Primary Care had the honor of hosting Dr. Pizzorno at our 2017 Practitioner Channel Forum. He shared his research on the role of common toxins in chronic disease and his field-tested therapeutic strategies. Watch the full-length session from HPC’s video archive:

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