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Lung Diseases and Their Treatment

Filed in Articles and Presentations on April 13, 2015 0 Comments
Lung Diseases and Their Treatment

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Two very common disorders: Osteo arthritis and Osteoporosis

Filed in Articles and Presentations on January 28, 2015 0 Comments
Two very common disorders: Osteo arthritis and Osteoporosis

In the last two columns I wrote about other forms of arthritis, so in this week’s article I shall discuss the most common form – osteoarthritis and its close relative osteoporosis. Some of this information may have come up previously in my article ‘Dem bones’ last year but it is just as relevant today. Osteo […]

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Fibromyalgia can be resolved by medical herbalism

Filed in Articles and Presentations on December 3, 2014
Fibromyalgia can be resolved by medical herbalism

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Movember Mustaches

Filed in Articles and Presentations on November 1, 2014 0 Comments
Movember Mustaches

Prostate cancer is one of the most common avoidable and over treated cancers. Men are more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than prostate cancer. This year I was so pleased to see in the medical press two articles which re-enforce what I have previously written on this subject. The first article came out in […]

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Mononucleosis, Glandular Fever, Epstein Barr

Filed in Articles and Presentations on August 22, 2014 0 Comments
Mononucleosis, Glandular Fever, Epstein Barr

These are all words used to describe the same viral infection.  This disease is caused by a strain of the herpes family of viruses, and is spread by saliva, touching, nasal secretions from an infected person to another.  So for example if a person coughs or blows their nose in the vicinity of another person […]

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Statin Update

Filed in Articles and Presentations on July 7, 2014 0 Comments
Statin Update

Statins were originally discovered as a side effect of a failed antibiotic drug.  They were quickly marketed to the cardiologist as beneficial for acute heart cases where often the lifestyle especially that of poor diet and no exercise had contributed to atherosclerotic arteries. Statins do not remove existing atherosclerotic plaques but they may inhibit increased […]

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Acid versus Alkali

Filed in Articles and Presentations on June 20, 2014 0 Comments
Acid  versus Alkali

A large marketing industry has been built up around the concept of acid diets and alkali diets and misleading statements concerning the effects on the human body.  So I thought this week’s article would address this topic. An acid is a substance which has the capacity to react with metal oxides, hydroxides and carbonates producing […]

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Osteoporosis

Filed in Articles and Presentations on May 30, 2014 0 Comments
Osteoporosis

In the last few weeks there has been a flurry of questions regarding osteoporosis so I decided that this week’s article would cover this topic. Osteoporosis is a condition, sometimes called brittle bone disease,  as it can lead to bone fracture and loss of use. Normal bone formation, which goes on all our lives has […]

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Allergy – what Allergies?

Filed in Articles and Presentations on May 23, 2014 0 Comments
Allergy – what Allergies?

What’s in a name?  Allergy is a very fashionable word, much exploited by medicine and marketing in North America.   For some, it is a very real expression of unpleasant physical symptoms for others an emotional excuse. Spring and fall are the most common time for patient allergies due to the high levels of  triggers such […]

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Snake Oil from the Praries

Filed in Articles and Presentations on April 2, 2014 0 Comments
Snake Oil from the  Praries

On Sunday evening I was listening to the CBC programme 180 and was disturbed and then increasingly irritated by the false information that was being peddled on our national radio by a dietician associated with an organisation called the Healthy Grains Institute. The Healthy Grains Institute on its website acknowledges the financial backing of organisations […]

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