[AVFCA] Mid-March Article Summary


Mid March AVFCA Blog Posts!


In case you missed our first articles of the year published by A Voice for Choice Advocacy writers, links are below...Be sure to sign up for AVFCA's Substack to get these weekly articles https://avoiceforchoice.substack.com or check our Blog https://avoiceforchoiceadvocacy.org/blog.


  Stopped in Your Tracks: Enduring Persistent Physical Pain and the Link to Cognition

Physical pain taxes your body, and can weigh heavy on your mind and overall mental capacity. Your ability to focus on tasks and projects might seem miles away from what you’re capable of. The pounding and pulsing of pain-sensing neurons is a constant distraction, and can overload your nervous system. Thankfully, research supports natural approaches using traditional medicine (Examples: herbs, yoga, deep breathing) to bring you relief. 

AVFCA Blog: https://avoiceforchoiceadvocacy.org/stopped-in-your-tracks-persistent-physical-pain/

Substack: https://avoiceforchoice.substack.com/p/stopped-in-your-tracks-enduring-persistent


  The Inadequacy of Hospital Food Jeopardizes the Health of Recovering Patients 

Most would agree that hospital food has little to be desired for. Beyond its lack of sensory appeal, there are real problems to contend with. Harmful ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and maltodextrin, both derived from GMO-corn, are in many dishes. You’ll also ingest pesticides, herbicides, and a whopping amount of rancid, industrial seed oils. 

AVFCA Blog: https://avoiceforchoiceadvocacy.org/the-inadequacy-of-hospital-food/ 

Substack: https://avoiceforchoice.substack.com/p/your-right-to-know-calling-out-the


During the first half of March 2024, AVFCA brought awareness to specific observance days by sharing our original stories that matched these themes:


World Teen Mental Wellness Day: “Making the Connection Between Adolescent Males Treated With Psychotropic Medications and Mass Shooting Events in the United States”

It's no surprise there is a direct link between teens taking psychotropic (effecting their mental state) medications, and mass school shootings. While sometimes effective for treating depression, anxiety, and psychological distress, these drugs are associated with adverse symptoms, including extreme tenseness, restlessness, discomfort, detachment, and hallucinations. Suicide risk is at play, and careful monitoring is called for. http://tinyurl.com/WTMHD 


National Patient Safety Awareness Week: “Money and Medicine: How Pharmaceutical Companies Are Profiting From a “Sick” Narrative”

Focus on money and medicine, and some of the specific ways the pharmaceutical industry profits from people being sick, rather than getting healthy. While the industry serves its purpose, there is deception around drugs’ efficacy and “side effects,” that have resulted in numerous law suits.  http://tinyurl.com/money-medicine 


Our team also reads hundreds of articles each week, and those of interest are shared on our social media platforms.  However, once or twice a week, our team reads an article that is profound or shares a perspective that is new or from an expert that AVFCA feels should be highlighted.  These articles are shared on our Substack.


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Christina Hildebrand
A Voice for Choice Advocacy, Inc.
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