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Survival Value Health Cast episodes that discuss the culture of Big Pharma in the United States

Statins: should you believe the hype? – Episode 013

Statins: should you believe the hype? – Episode 013

Cholesterol –  the mere thought of it is enough to make many people’s arteries narrow. But is cholesterol truly a super-villain hell-bent on destroying your cardiovascular system? Or might this much maligned substance needed in nearly every cell of your body actually be the victim of a decades long smear campaign? The so-called “statin” drugs, which… Continue Reading

Hormone dystopia: artificial evolution of modern men and women? – Episode 009

Hormone dystopia: artificial evolution of modern men and women? – Episode 009

We’re experiencing an artificial hormone evolution. Or is it a hormone revolution? The concentration and distribution of hormones in both males and females is changing. What’s causing this change? And what does this shift mean for men and women, society and culture? Despite what you learned at your last workplace sensitivity training, there are real… Continue Reading

The cultural effects of happy pills? Antidepressants from a different angle – Episode 008

The cultural effects of happy pills? Antidepressants from a different angle – Episode 008

Modern people are depressed. Especially in America. And especially women. Or at least that’s the conclusion we come to looking at the levels of persons taking medication for depression. Specifically a kind of anti-depression medication called SSRIs, or selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors. Today we asked the question: what are the cultural effects of so many… Continue Reading

Can you trust science? – Episode 002

Can you trust science? – Episode 002

Can you trust science when it comes to your health? Is there a crisis in science? We take a crack at science versus scientism, bias versus corruption, and even discuss the spooky stuff that happens when human beings try to study life in a lab. Is there a crisis happening in science, and can you… Continue Reading

Do birth choices affect the human gut biome? – Episode 001

Do birth choices affect the human gut biome? – Episode 001

In the the age of antibiotics, most people have taken a very negative view of bacteria as it relates to human health. Research into bacteria in the digestive tract shows that bacteria of certain kinds are necessary for a healthy life. Medical choices as early as as birth can change the health of a child… Continue Reading