DRUG USED FOR EPILEPSY AND BIPOLAR LINKED TO CHILD DEFORMITIES

April 25, 2017 by  
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Up to 4,100 children in France suffered major malformations in the womb after their mothers took a treatment for epilepsy and bipolar disorders known as valproate between 1967 and 2016, France’s drug regulator said. Valproate, which has been manufactured in France by Sanofi under the brand Depakine for epilepsy and Depakote and Depamide for bipolar […]

DISTORTED  RESEARCH RESULTS DUE TO CONFLICTS OF INTEREST HAVE NOW BEEN PROVEN

January 18, 2017 by  
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‘Scientific research’ may not be so scientific after all.  A team of researchers has now shown that there is strong bias in research when drug companies are funding the clinical trials. Their large analysis showed that bias had occurred in the majority of the drug trials they investigated, when there were financial ties between the […]

A PARTICULAR FORM OF CURCUMIN HAS BEEN SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN TO BE EFFECTIVE IN THE TREATMENT OF MAJOR DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

October 12, 2016 by  
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Australian researchers have found that a specific form of Curcumin – which is the active ingredient in turmeric – has been found to treat major depression and anxiety in a randomised double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. The researchers found that this particular extract was effective in treating both major depressive disorder and anxiety and the results were comparable to commonly […]

THE CAUSES OF CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME

July 5, 2016 by  
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FINALLY, the science is slowly catching up with naturopathic philosophies……. ‘Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Gut Dysbiosis’ Imbalance in gut microbiota could explain inflammatory symptoms present in chronic fatigue syndrome, say US researchers. Their analysis of stool samples taken from 48 patients and 39 controls shows CFS patients had decreased bacterial diversity and an increase […]

SOME NUTRIENT SUPPLEMENTS CAN BE HARMFUL FOR YOUR MENTAL & PHYSICAL HEALTH

April 29, 2016 by  
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The latest news on certain nutrient supplements helping to treat depression may be enlightening to some……but unfortunately the research results should be treated with caution. Rather than rushing out to buy these supplements I urge you to consult a Naturopathic Medicine practitioner or doctor, particularly one that specialises in genetic conditions, nutritional medicine and mental […]

REPLACING SATURATED FATS WITH VEGETABLE OILS DOES NOT PREVENT YOU DYING FROM HEART DISEASE

April 14, 2016 by  
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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a group of disorders involving the heart and blood vessels and is the leading cause of death globally1. CVD can result in heart attack, stroke and other serious conditions and more people die from CVDs than any other cause1. As a health practitioner for over 22 years, I’ve been educating my […]

POPULAR ‘RETAIL BRAND’ SUPPLEMENTS CAN BE HARMFUL TO YOUR HEALTH

February 26, 2016 by  
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As the popularity of Natural Medicine increases so too does the potential for inferior quality products to appear on the market. Many of the products available in shops, pharmacies and online have been developed to profit shareholders (which can result in adding cheap fillers such as talcum powder) and most have been contract manufactured in […]

NATURAL CANCER TREATMENTS: MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS

February 3, 2016 by  
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THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS AN OVERVIEW OF FOUR MUSHROOMS WITH LONG HISTORIES OF MEDICINAL USE: For concentrated, medical-grade, liquid medicinal mushroom extracts, please consult your Naturopathic Physician. Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis); Maitake (Grifola frondosa); Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum); and Turkey tails (Tramates versicolor). Besides being good dietary sources of protein, fiber, several minerals, B vitamins and ascorbic […]

TOXIC PLASTIC RICE FROM CHINA

December 16, 2015 by  
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Chinese Companies Are Mass Producing Plastic Rice (and It Could Cause Serious Health Problems) Please be careful about the foods you consume and what they really are because it seems that China has been producing fake rice for many years, and it’s still on the market today. Believe it or not, it is produced using poisonous […]

SLEEP PROBLEMS DUE TO HORMONE IMBALANCES AND MENOPAUSE

December 16, 2015 by  
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Chemical Messengers: How Hormones Help Us Sleep The following article provides a great, simple explanation about the way hormones can affect your sleep pattern and influence your moods, urinary function; hunger and a range of other bodily functions. Ask me about saliva hormone testing and safe and effective naturopathic medicines next time you consult me […]

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