This letter first appeared on Thinking Mom’s Revolution. Dr. Obukhanych provides educational support around vaccine choice here. An Open Letter to Legislators Currently Considering Vaccine Legislation from Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD April 17, 2015 Dear Legislator: My name is Tetyana Obukhanych. I hold a PhD in Immunology. I am writing this letter in the hope that it will
Drug Side Effects
The truth is that drugs can’t heal. And yet the primary approach to healing in modern health care is to treat symptoms with drugs. This is based on the erroneous belief that we are broken. We are machines that need calibrating and we need chemicals to feel better. But the evidence shows us that drugs can’t heal – and often, don’t even help.
The New Gardasil I believe in living life with no regrets. When we make decisions from a place of authenticity, when we listen to our inner compass for guidance, check our fear, then we have done the best that we could have done. If it ends up being a mistake, then look at that as
“Just take a Tylenol.” This might as well be the American mantra. It’s the perspective that we have been indoctrinated to adopt – our bodies are full of annoying symptoms that can be suppressed by drugs. And it won’t be the last time that I warn, there is no free lunch with Pharma. A new
Oral Contraceptives Where you look, you may find. Because oral contraceptives seized the market in 1959 and have not let go since, there has been little to no incentive to actually research the safety of these pharmaceutical products for women of varied genetic and epigenetic makeups. These are drugs for healthy people. Thus, they should
What is Oxytocin? “The Love Hormone”. Sounds important, no? Turns out that we know very little about the hormone oxytocin, beyond that it is incredibly relevant to multiple metabolic, behavioral, and endocrine functions. In a compelling review entitled Beyond Labor: The Role of Natural and Synthetic Oxytocin in the Transition to Motherhood, the study’s authors (Bell