Thu 21 Sep 2017 - This article reports on Bill Gates' new product Complete CBD Oil which contains the health giving component of cannibis. "The best part of Complete CBD Oil is that it does not contain THC. THC is the compnent in Marijuana that gets smokers "High" while the real medical benefits come from the non psychoactive component, Cannabidiol." The article states that "Cannabinoid, or CBD, is a miracle product that everyone has been using to treat various conditions, including chronic pain, anxiety, nausea, rheumatoid arthritis, schizophrenia, diabetes, PTSD, alcoholism, strokes and cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other ailments.
31 July 2017 - An article reporting on a relationship between use of glyphosate and autism spectrum disorder increase. Here. In a related fashion - a study which suggests that eating organic foods (glyphosate is not allowed) reduces autistic symptoms. Here.
12 June 2016 - How nutrition influences cancer. Here.
24 Apr 2016 -Good fats (butter, avocado, nuts, grains, pastured eggs, olives, coconut oil, and raw cacao. An article exploring the myth that fats are bad for us.
9 April 2016 - This looked such a useful article about another way to look at terminal cancer treatments, I place its link here.
27 Feb 2016 - More evidence against fluoride.
13 Jan 2016 - About BPA and how to avoid it (or at least reduce your level of intake. However, given the sensitivity of our systems to the smallest amounts of this endocrine disrupter, this is, at best, a difficult task.) Pregnant women and children are most at risk.
11 Jan 2016 -I love this article, with its emphasis on where the healthy parts are on the fruit and vegetables we eat. For example, the orange peel, the onion skin.
4 Jan 2016 - More evidence and more evidence yet of the link between the brain and the body. Here is an article on how one man healed his chronic pain. Also additional content on Clive Baxter.
7 Dec 2015 - Coffee - Coffee beans are one of the most heavily pesticide-sprayed crops - so organic coffee is very very good. Studies are being conduct which have found a strong association with the amount of coffee one drinks a day and longevity and some diseases. And, it is not that you should not drink, rather that you should drink it. An article here addresses these issues more fully.
26 Nov 2015 - For those of you who are in physical pain - this is very, very interesting. Spine Surgeon Reveals Roadmap Out Of Chronic Pain.
26 Nov 2015 - The secondary effects of gratitude. Not only do you feel great when you have reason to feel gratitude towards another, your body also deeply appreciates and is, simply, healthier.
17 Nov 2015 - What happens if you cut sugar for a year? One woman, Eve O. Schaub, after hearing how sugar negatively affected health, decided to place herself and her family on a sugar free regime for one year. Everything was cut that had an added sweetener, “be it table sugar, honey, molasses, maple syrup, agave or fruit juice. We also excluded anything made with fake sugar or sugar alcohols. Unless the sweetness was attached to its original source (e.g., a piece of fruit), we didn’t eat it.”
One year later - Firstly, it had been the family’s rule that, once a month, a sugar-containing dessert was allowed. However, gradually, these dessert highlights became less enjoyable. The culmination was the dessert for the husband’s birthday (multi layered banana cream pie). Ms Schaub not only could not finish the dessert but her teeth hurt and her heart began to race, forcing her to lie down.
On the plus side of the diet, Ms Schaub found that both herself and her family had more energy, felt stronger, had far fewer days ill, and recovery swift if illness did strike. Ms Schaub now maintains a mostly sugar free diet and the benefits have remained in place.The full article can be read here
15 Nov 2015 - Suggestions that the ageing process is linked to oxidative stress rather than a 'natural' process. Implicated is the key antioxidant glutathione - Dr Michelle Kmiec and Susan Hartman.
10 Nov 2015 - Black Pepper and Green Tea - Black pepper contains a substance called piperine, which not only gives it its pungent flavor, but also blocks the formation of new fat cells.5 When combined with capsicum and other substances, black pepper was also found to burn as many calories as taking a 20-minute walk. Black pepper also increases the bioavailability of just about all other foods -- herbs and other compounds included. Green tea, for instance, is recognized as an abundant source of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a catechin polyphenol shown to boost metabolism and protect against cancer. Research shows that when EGCG is administered in combination with piperine, it increases the absorption of EGCG and helped it stay in the bloodstream longer. If the idea of sprinkling black pepper in your tea isn't appealing, TIME suggests:7 "Use the pair to soak meat or seafood. 'Brewed tea with garlic, ginger, and black pepper makes a perfect marinade,' [Cynthia] Sass [RD, MPH] says."