Save money on health products and suck on a tree instead

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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:

Krill everything

Super krill oil, red krill oil, osteo krill oil, wild krill…

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Peak advertising of harmful products is here

 

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…

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Why we need a new attitude to cancer

All cells have finite life spans—they grow, live and die

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Why I’m uneasy about our ‘magic-fix’ society

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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…

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Why modern medicine is failing us all

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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…

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Why it’s time to get philosophical about menopause

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Menopause has somehow come to be seen by doctors and their female patients as a “disorder”. Menopause, however, is a normal life condition.

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Why I hate bras

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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…

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What everybody ought to know about telomeres

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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;
Our genes…

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Why off-label drug prescribing is off its head

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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…

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Dealing with dying

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Death is not the end of the relationship.

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Sacred medicine for a deficient base chakra

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“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…

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The Gluten Challenge Fiasco

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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…

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How to be the world’s most inept drug pusher

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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…

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Why the brain is dysfunctional and what we can do about it

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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…

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A flexible breath

Back breathing more intimately loosens your spine.

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How Meditation is Changing My Brain

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Twenty-two years ago I began experiencing suicidal thoughts.

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How I coped with a stroke

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.)

Yes

My wife Sue came…

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Rotigotine: Another new drug with weird and worrying side-effects

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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…

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Give me scones

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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…

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Functional Medicine: Your total load

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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…

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