Health-related advertising by sports stars, all with an unquenchable thirst for more money and an unquenchable lack of knowledge about the products, is at a peak.
This is what washed-up cricketers, swimmers and footballers advertise on TV, radio and in newspapers:
Super krill oil, red krill oil, osteo krill oil, wild krill…Read More
Advertising of harmful substances has reached a peak
I have tackled this problem before, but the continuing promotion of grog, cigarettes, good dope, bad dope, gambling, medicines fake and real, and gigantic, sterilised sporting events played by rich robots have reached a peak.
Advertising has reached a screaming crescendo. Newspapers, TV, radio, and every sporting…Read More
All cells have finite life spans—they grow, live and dieRead More
I am uneasy about the way our stress-ridden society now depends on a ‘magic fix’ for everything, which is catered for by a conservative and orthodox medical system.
Increasingly over the years, I have swung around to an holistic, instinctive approach for treating human ailments, and a preference for preventative medicine, rather than therapeutic.
As the avalanche of…Read More
I am appalled by the direction in which modern medicine is heading.
I’ve been retired from pharmacy for almost two years now and I still read up on the latest horrors.
The Western world is suffering epidemics of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancers, depression and arthritis.
Our children are increasingly unhealthy and many…Read More
Menopause has somehow come to be seen by doctors and their female patients as a “disorder”. Menopause, however, is a normal life condition.Read More
It turns out bra burning in the sixties never happened.
But after what I’ve just learned about bras, I wish it had.
Recently, I read about a 15-year French study that concludes bras are of no benefit to women and that they may even be harmful over time
Bras, say the researchers, are a ”false…Read More
Anxiety and stress are bad for telomeres
I bet the Dalai Lama has healthy telomeres but I don’t know about the rest of us because a recent study suggests chronic anxiety and stress shortens our lives by shortening our telomeres.
A brief telomere explication
Each of our cells contains a nucleus;
Inside this nucleus are our chromosomes;
Off-label drug prescribing is now all the rage.
A recent report stated that Seroquel (Quetiapine) is now being used for sedation, depression and anxiety disorders.
It was originally used as a psychotic agent, along with Zyprexa and Risperdal, and was used mainly for poor old ladies (but not men) locked up in nursing…Read More
Death is not the end of the relationship.Read More
“Earth yourself by walking barefoot. A very healing and organic exchange of energy takes place when the souls of your feet touch grass, sand or soil.” xx Carole
I’m on a base chakra journey at the moment. You might be, too!
The base chakra is the foundation of all our chakras. Our…Read More
Gluten-free eating is sometimes seen as a fad.
But if you have celiac disease or what’s now termed non-celiac gluten sensitivity, gluten-free eating is an absolute necessity.
Both conditions involve unpleasant and sometimes very dangerous reactions to gluten, a protein that occurs in wheat and several other grains. In sensitive individuals gluten…
I would go down as the most inept drug pusher of all time.
I was dubious from the start as I listened to all these medical experts sponsored by the drug companies. I accept now that most drug treatment is useless and may harm the patient.
Placebos have always been an embarrassment (the researchers ignore it…Read More
If the world doesn’t make sense and you feel you’ve wandered into an alternative reality then you’re probably right — or left as it turns out.
According to Graham Gynn and Tony Wright, authors of Left in the Darkness: The biological origins of the fall from grace, the left side of the brain…Read More
Back breathing more intimately loosens your spine.Read More
Twenty-two years ago I began experiencing suicidal thoughts.Read More
Recently I had a brain-attack (or a stroke).
I have had regular disasters over the years but have always been healthy in between.
This time, I was lying on the floor doing back exercises about 11pm at night, watching some crap TV. (That’s all that’s on, night and day.)
My wife Sue came…Read More
Rotigotine is a new drug for the treatment of Parkinsons disease and as with all drugs in this class, it plays with your brain chemistry.
It’s in the form of a patch, applied every 24 hours, and without going into all the wondrous benefits (just marginally above the dreaded placebo), here is a…Read More
For almost nine months I’ve been experimenting with a grain-free diet. Grain-free, not gluten-free. Grain-free encompasses gluten-free eating but goes a whole lot further. No corn, no rye, no barley. No bread, no pasta, no pizza. No oats, no muesli. You get the drift.
Anyhow, there was a time when I…Read More
Functional medicine differs from traditional Western medicine in that it’s holistic and focuses on treating causes rather than symptoms.
For example, Western medicine might treat a symptom like high cholesterol with a statin drug to bring down the cholesterol level. But functional medicine asks why the cholesterol is high in the…Read More