Soy foods associated with lower sperm counts


A recent, large study published in Human Reproduction has demonstrated that soy products are associated with dramatic reductions in sperm counts.

The heart of depression


The myth that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance has been permeated public consciousness, changing the way we view our lives and ourselves. We have become, in the words of sociologist Nicholas Rose, a society of “neurochemical selves”, recoding our moods and ills in terms of the supposed functioning of our brain chemicals and acting on ourselves in light of this belief.

Statins for pregnant women and kids?


Researcher Chris Masterjohn reveals the negligence and recklessness of recent recommendations that pregnant women and kids as young as 8-years old take statin drugs.

Low-carb diet best for weight loss


A recent study indicates low-carb diets are superior to low-fat and Mediterranean diets for weight loss, cholesterol reduction, and control of inflammation.

The dark side of antidepressants


This week’s article in my continuing series on antidepressants will examine the physiological, psychological and social consequences of antidepressant use.

Problem with your pill? Take another pill!


A look at a recent study on the side effects of antidepressants reveals the nefarious tactics drug companies use to expand the market for their drugs.