Natural medicine comprises many modalities and goes under diverse names, such as alternative medicine, complementary medicine or a combination of the two - CAM as well as integrative medicine. Wikipedia has an article discussing the various issues.

Recognition of the alternatives is one of the major goals that each school of alternative or complementary medicine is striving for. But wait - says Ronald Modra, the editor of El Guardián de la Salud, a newspaper in Chile that promotes prevention and alternative healing modalities, we must not blindly try to get recognition, as genuine natural healing will be destroyed in the process. We must have the courage to separate natural healing from today's pharma-dominated medical culture and not ask for recognition as part of their system.

An interesting point of view, if not a prophetic vision of what the future is likely to bring.

Here is Ronald Modra's reasoning and his proposal ...

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NewsWithViews.com
By Byron J. Richards, CCN
June 27, 2007

The FDA, emboldened by its transformation into a drug company, has embarked upon an anti-American plan of interfering with business and intentionally eliminating various dietary supplement companies from the market. The FDA announcement came on Friday, June 22, 2007 under the guise of a final rule for dietary supplement good manufacturing practices (CGMPs). Within this 800 page rule the FDA states, “We find that this final rule will have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.... Establishments with above average costs, and even establishments with average costs, could be hard pressed to continue to operate. Some of these may decide it is too costly and either change product lines or go out of business.... 140 very small [less than 20 employees] and 32 small dietary supplement manufacturers [less than 500 employees] will be at risk of going out of business.... costs per establishment are proportionally higher for very small than for large establishments....The regulatory costs of this final rule will also discourage new small businesses from entering the industry.”

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Cnn.com

June 25, 2007

• Investigation of aspartame urged after new study links it to cancer in rats
• FDA says no need for review; new findings not consistent with other studies
• CSPI: acceptable intake equals 7.5 cans of diet soda daily for 150-pound adult
• Researchers found cancer risk at double the U.S. acceptable daily intake

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- A U.S. consumer group called for an urgent Food and Drug Administration review of the safety of aspartame on Monday, but the FDA said there was no immediate need to do so despite a new study showing the sweetener may cause cancer.

Italian researchers published a new study last week that showed aspartame -- widely used in soft drinks -- might cause leukemia, lymphoma and breast cancer in rats.

"This is the second study by the same lab showing that aspartame causes cancer in rats," Center for Science in the Public Interest executive director Michael Jacobson said in a telephone interview.

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Alternet
By , E Magazine
June 18, 2007

Dear EarthTalk: Is there any proof linking human breast cancer to exposure to chemicals in the environment? Or do researchers think most cases of breast cancers are genetically inherited? -- Bettine Carroll, New York, NY

A groundbreaking research study coordinated by the non-profit Silent Spring Institute and recently published by the American Cancer Society found that synthetic chemicals have likely played a large role in the rising incidence of breast cancer throughout the world over the last half-century. The study identified 216 man-made chemicals-including those found in everyday products like pesticides, cosmetics, dyes, drugs and gasoline (and diesel exhaust)-that have been shown to cause breast cancer in animals. Researchers believe these substances, many of which "mimic" naturally occurring hormones once inside the body, are also to blame for the increasing prevalence of human breast cancer.

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Chewing gum habit 'poisons' woman

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stuff.co.nz
June 21, 2007

Abigail Cormack thought she was dying from a mystery illness. She never realised her daily chewing gum habit was probably poisoning her.

The sugar-free gum contained aspartame, a food additive widely used in thousands of products, including gum, diet soft-drinks and tea and coffee.

The additive is prompting debate in the international medical world about its safety.

When Ms Cormack, 25, of Wellington, began suffering crippling muscle cramps and tingling in her hands and feet about five months ago, she feared she was having a heart attack.

She started suffering heart palpitations, anxiety attacks, depression and skin rashes, was unable to sleep and had to take sick leave.

But, despite a battery of tests, doctors could not pinpoint the cause.

"They thought it might be a salt imbalance, maybe I was over-training at the gym.

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Daily Mail
By JENNY HOPE
June 25, 2007

It's true - echinacea can relieve those pesky cold symptoms

It is the herbal remedy which millions swear by every winter for warding off the sniffles.

And while some have doubted if echinacea is effective at combating colds, scientists have now said that it really does work.

A review shows that taking supplements of the plant, also known as purple coneflower, can cut the chances of catching a cold by more than half.

When used as a treatment it reduces the length of a cold by one-and-a-half days on average, according to research published today by U.S. researchers in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal.

The review, which combines the results of 14 previous studies, should finally give the seal of approval to the remedy.

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The Independent
June 24, 2007
By Roger Dobson

Thousands of people who take prescription medicines for everyday conditions are gaining large amounts of weight as an unexpected side effect, scientists have warned.

Researchers, who found that some patients were putting on up to 22lbs in a year, say that the drugs may even be contributing to the nation's rocketing obesity epidemic.

All of the patients they studied, on medication for conditions as diverse as diabetes, epilepsy, depression, high blood pressure and schizophrenia, showed evidence of weight increase.

"Given the common and long-term use of many of these drugs," said the researchers, "it is likely that they play a significant contributory role in the increasing prevalence of obesity."

A team from Glasgow University and Glasgow Royal Infirmary reviewed and analysed data on drug use by more than 25,000 people to quantify the effects of prescription drugs.

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Mission Possible International
www.wnho.net and www.dorway.com
June 21, 2007

The history of the regulatory process surrounding the approval of the artificial sweetener aspartame is marked by more outright lying, falsification of data and political interference than any other single food additive chemical on the market, says New Zealand food safety critic Chris Wheeler.

For Thursdays TV One six o'clock news report to state that there is no scientific evidence of aspartame's danger to health demonstrates the manner in which the news media cosies up to the food industry for the sake of the advertising revenue they get from promoting diet products containing aspartame.

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NewScientist.com news service
Jim Giles San Francisco
21 June 2007

Autism on the rise in US

Theresa Cedillo of Yuma in Arizona puts a human face to the half-million or so American families living with autistic children. Her appearance in a Washington DC courtroom last week, alongside her severely autistic 12-year-old daughter Michelle, left no doubts about the heart-wrenching circumstances of their lives. Now Cedillo's lawyers are hoping to sow just enough doubt in the minds of judges to persuade them that, contrary to prevailing scientific opinion, Michelle's condition may have been triggered by her childhood vaccinations.

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Fluorine is a Deadly Poison! 

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June 22, 2007

Millions upon millions of innocent people have been brainwashed by the aluminum companies to erroneously believe that adding sodium fluoride to our drinking water will reduce tooth decay in our children. Over 135 million Americans drink a daily dose of sodium fluoride in their water without thinking of it!

Fluorine, the gangster of the chemical underworld, made the atomic bomb possible. The only scientific way to free the necessary quantities of fissionable Uranium 235, buried in the inert mass of its parent U-238, is to force uranium hexafluoride gas through many acres of porous barriers. The next part of the process gradually concentrates the elements, creating a deadly hazard from radiation. "Hex" is what they named this vicious stuff.

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