FOOD CANNOT TREAT DISEASE!

October 14, 2013 by  
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In the last few years, there has been a swing towards raw, organic food and facebook readers are swamped these days with so-called ‘miracle’ foods that will treat every illness known to man. There are posts on everything from pomegranates and pineapples through to trendy food products such as chia seeds that are supposed to […]

THE CAUSE OF DEPRESSION

November 12, 2012 by  
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FROM 20+ YEARS OF CONSULTING IN THE HEALTH FIELD, I’VE FOUND DEPRESSION CAN HAVE MANY CAUSES. IT CAN BE PURELY PSYCHOLOGICAL (UNDERLYING FEAR, FRUSTRATION, ANGER OR RESENTMENT OR SIMPLY FROM YOUR LIFE BEING OUT OF BALANCE – TOO MUCH WORK AND NOT ENOUGH PLAY AND RELAXATION) ………OR IT CAN BE PHYSIOLOGICAL (HORMONAL IMBALANCE, HIGH TOXIN […]

PAIN KILLER MEDICATIONS CAN CAUSE HAYFEVER

September 3, 2012 by  
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As a health practitioner and researcher, I have been aware of the association between analgesic (pain killer) use and hayfever for many years and I have found that it can be due to the damaging and inflammatory effect that analgesics (and other medications or an incorrect diet) have on the intestinal lining. A large amount […]

ANTIBIOTICS LINKED TO WEIGHT GAIN

September 3, 2012 by  
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Changes in the gut microbiome from low-dose antibiotics caused mice to gain weight. Similar alterations in humans taking antibiotics, especially children, might be adding to the obesity epidemic Amy Maxmen Nature Magazine 27.8.12   Bacteria living naturally within the gut provide a gateway to flab, according to a few reports this week. These bacteria may […]

MAY I BE FRANK

July 22, 2012 by  
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MAY I BE FRANK Recently I watched a DVD from the US called ‘May I Be Frank’ and personally, I thought it was one of the most B-grade, boring docos I have ever watched and wouldn’t recommend it to anyone but I would like to share something that was shown on there with you…. The story […]

TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION: FOLIC ACID AND VITAMIN B12 MAY BE BENEFICIAL

July 13, 2012 by  
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The following study was published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology (Jan 2005): We review the findings in major depression of a low plasma and particularly red cell folate, but also of low vitamin B12 status. Both low folate and low vitamin B12 status have been found in studies of depressive patients, and an association between […]

NUTRIENT SUPPLEMENTS MAY PREVENT DISEASE

July 10, 2012 by  
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EATING A BALANCED DIET WILL NOT PREVENT NUTRIENT DEFICIENCIES AND DISEASE – NUTRIENT SUPPLEMENTS PRESCRIBED SPECIFICALLY FOR YOUR BIOLOGICALLY UNIQUE BODY PROBABLY WILL The Forces Against Health inAustralia Nutritional medicine could save hundreds of millions of lives, but vested interests actively pursue the opposite. Commentary by Ian Brighthope, M.D.                                                        Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, June 25, […]

DEPRESSION IN MIDDLE AGE LINKED TO DEMENTIA

July 4, 2012 by  
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People who have symptoms of depression in middle age may be at increased risk of dementia decades later, a new study suggests. The results, published in the May 2012 issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry, showed that those who had depression symptoms in the later stages of life were 70 percent more likely to […]

KIDNEY DISEASE – THE SILENT KILLER

May 28, 2012 by  
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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasing and is responsible for around 11.3% of all deaths in Australia as a result of kidney failure and end-stage renal disease. This serious and potentially fatal disease is affecting millions of Australians – most without them even realising it. There has been a 23% increase in deaths from kidney disease […]

PHARMACISTS TRYING TO MONOPOLISE!

September 29, 2011 by  
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It’s one thing for pharmacists to try to take the role of a doctor by offering health advice, it’s another to try to cash in on the diet revolution (i.e. many franchised pharmacies now have their own weight loss programs) but apparently that isn’t enough for some of them – now some pharmacists are also trying […]

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