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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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Questions to Ask Before Agreeing to any Surgery on Your Thyroid!

Filed in Articles and Presentations on March 28, 2014 0 Comments
Questions to Ask Before Agreeing to any Surgery on Your Thyroid!

Last year an important report came out showing how thyroid cancer had dramatically increased out of all proportion to expected incidence rates.   The report clearly laid the door at the over treatment and radiation of patients.   It emphasised with the investment in portable imaging physicians were using this to find small and indolent tumours in […]

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Screening for Women’s cancers

Filed in Articles and Presentations on March 14, 2014 0 Comments
Screening for Women’s cancers

I recently received two letters one from the NHS in the UK inviting me to have a mammogram and another one for cervical screening from OHIP.  Although the letter from Cancer Care Ontario was an invitation for cervical screening it also made claims for breast and colon screening.  This has prompted this week’s article.   The […]

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BIOPIRACY? Hands off our gold!

Filed in Articles and Presentations, Uncategorized on February 25, 2014 0 Comments
BIOPIRACY? Hands off our gold!

Gold, Egyptian gold, that is what Nestle, a corporate multinational, is trying to control contrary to international and national patent law. This week a friend sent me an email link to a petition being organised to try to highlight this unethical, possibly illegal, action. Egyptian gold is one of the colloquial names given to Fennel […]

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What did the cradle of civilisation eat?

Filed in Articles and Presentations on February 23, 2014 0 Comments
What did the cradle of civilisation eat?

At this time of the year after the excesses of the holiday and religious festivals of December thoughts turn to diet and we see marketing after marketing of a multiplicity of diets.   Every diet appears to have a twist (unique point of sale) to promote it together with associated products whether it is a book, […]

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Supplements – Caveat Emptor (BUYER BEWARE)

Filed in Articles and Presentations on February 11, 2014 0 Comments
Supplements – Caveat Emptor (BUYER  BEWARE)

Dietary supplements are hugely popular a big industry worth billions of dollars of business. University of Guelph researchers recently published a study (PMID: 24120035) in the BMC highlighting some of the problems in the ‘off the shelf’ herbal supplement industry. Based on their DNA library for plants, the researchers looked for the DNA of plants […]

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Vitamin D

Filed in Articles and Presentations on February 10, 2014 0 Comments
Vitamin D

Vitamin D.  This much under recognised and not fully understood vitamin is crucial to preventing cancer due to its role in the metabolism of the body and bones. It has been shown that breast cancer in women can be inhibited by 63% when adequate levels of this vitamin are consumed. What is also under recognised […]

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Alzheimer’s EH?

Filed in Articles and Presentations on February 10, 2014 0 Comments
Alzheimer’s EH?

In the past few days in the western world media, there has been an outpouring about Dementia and the hypothesis that we are about to experience a tidal wave of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.  Dementia and Alzheimer’s however are not the same thing though Alzheimer’s may lead to dementia. Why now I wonder?  Is it […]

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THE CON OF CHOLESTEROL

Filed in Articles and Presentations on February 2, 2014 0 Comments
THE CON OF CHOLESTEROL

For around the last 20yrs there has been endless marketing on the ‘dangers’ of high cholesterol from drug and supplement manufacturers supporting a billion dollar industry of statin drugs, with the brand names like Crestor and Lipitor .  The marketing influence has extended to blood reports /labs to monitor cholesterol and specifically HDL and LDL […]

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FLU VACCINE – SIDE EFFECTS AND TIPS TO PREVENT GETTING A BAD DOSE OF FLU.

Filed in Articles and Presentations, Uncategorized on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
FLU VACCINE – SIDE EFFECTS AND TIPS TO PREVENT GETTING A BAD DOSE OF FLU.

Last week regular readers will know that I devoted the topic of the column to the influenza / flu vaccine and the waste of public money with evidence showing  it does not prevent the flu and there is no scientific evidence to show that there is any benefit to the majority of Canadians. In this […]

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