Once in a while something turns up which is truly revolutionary; different from anything which has gone before and in every sense a “new” approach to matters. Sadly, there have been few such developments in the field of the mind. Probably the most pivotal breakthrough of all time was the recognition of the power of the subconscious mind, so named by French psychiatrist Pierre Janet and later, rather unfairly, attributed to Freud. Certainly Freud has a place in history, justly deserved. His seminal 1895 work Studies In Hysteria, written jointly with Josef Breuer, showed that the subconscious mind was very powerful and capable of influencing thoughts, emotions and behavior, while remaining out of view to the patient o ...[click to continue]
Getting older is not easy and I can say that as a person who is in the midst of it. As you age, it is critical that you keep your mind, body, and spirit in top condition. A few simple habits will ensure you travel the road to your eldest years without losing the greatest (and most important) parts of who you are!

Step One: Keeping Your Body Happy as You Age

Your body is going to begin to deteriorate but you can slow this process down! You can protect your cells, keep the degeneration to a minimum, and maintain the power of your body. As you age, your bones, heart, and senses might begin to weaken but it isn’t too late to take action. Strength, flexibility, and balance are crucial as we get older to prevent fal ...[click to continue]

The One Thing You Must Do To Stay Out of the Nursing Home

One in seven people ages 65 and older live in nursing homes and the numbers are projected to increase as you age. I wouldn’t want you or any of your loved ones to spend your last years at such a place. Surprisingly, many people actually fear moving to a nursing home than they feared dying! If you really want to stay out of a nursing home for your last 20 years on earth…then you need to get serious about carbohydrate control. Back in 2007 a study released from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, discovered that reduced insulin-like signaling extends the lifespan – proving that carbohydrate ...[click to continue]
In the United States, overweight and obesity affect two-thirds of the population. As the rest of the developed world takes on the typical Western diet, obesity rates are climbing globally. Obesity is a key risk factor in diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and early death. It’s been scientifically proven to cause or worsen more than 60 serious conditions and diseases. It is time to take the obesity epidemic seriously because now, it’s becoming a serious concern for children as well! This isn’t about how you look in a swimsuit. This is about the fat that is choki ...[click to continue]

Another “I Told ‘Em!”

My regular subscribers know I like to joke about this from time to time… things I taught and wrote about decades ago are suddenly being “discovered” by today’s doctors and scientists. When pioneers like me performed miracles with nutritional insights and dietary discoveries, we were ostracized for using “unproven” therapy (meaning no drugs). Well isn’t all scientific theory unproven for a day, a year, for decades, until someone sets out to prove it? ALL THEORIES START AS UNPROVEN. It’s laughable and yet doctors like Pearson in Manchester started collecting a dossier on me as long ago as 1982! He wanted to get me “struck off” (license revoked in US terms). Imagine if ...[click to continue]
As a lifetime lover of food and wine, I would be devastated if I lost my sense of taste. Such a calamity is more common than people realize! Your tongue is a powerful sensory organ so keep it healthy! It should be pinkish without spots that cause you pain. If you have swollen taste buds, you need to address the problem quickly to preserve the sense of taste (and pleasure to be found in quality food). Your gustatory perception (sense of taste) is fascinating. Inside each taste bud (papillae) aswollen-taste-buds-graphicre gustatory cell clusters that come ...[click to continue]
Are WE winning the war against cancer (holistic practitioners that is)? We all know that orthodox medicine is NOT winning the war. But they claim that death rates are going down (true for many common cancers) and, of course, they take the credit. Overall, cancer death rates decreased by 1.8% per year among men and by 1.4% per year among women from 2000 to 2009. Death rates among children up to 14 years of age decreased by 1.8% per year. Let me suggest a likely reason. For that, I need to bring in a second headline, published the same day: Fewer people are visiting the doctor; it’s too costly. Well, I have always said, if you want to stay healthy, stay away from doctors! So here’s my suggestion: more patients ...[click to continue]
The benefits of nettles are something every person suffering with kidney problems (and everyone who wishes to prevent them) should know.

What are Stinging Nettles?

Urtica-dioica-benefits-of-nettlesAs far back as medieval times, the stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) has been in use as a natural diuretic to flush excess fluids from the body. The stinging nettle is a perennial (lives a long time) flowering plant that is one of the first to appear after the cold of winter recedes. The agricultural community considers them a weed so you shouldn’t have ...[click to continue]
Vivien and I have been real fans of Jane Austen, since forever! Like most of the civilized world, we drooled over what I usually describe as “The Greatest Love Story Ever Told”. Can you guess? Why, the Colin Firth version of Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, of course! Screenplay by Andrew Davies. And yes, I do rate it above Romeo and Juliet. Here’s the wonderful couple dressed for their part in that superb production; the script, the houses, the costumes and the scintillating dialogue between these two make it probably the best-ever adaptation of a book. And… the most amazing part of all… it was written long ago (1813) by a little, insignificant spinster-of-the-parish in a tiny unknown Engli ...[click to continue]
Have you heard of bergamot? Scientifically known as Citrus bergamia, the fruit resembles an orange and even has an orange-blossom scent in the wild. It gives Earl Grey tea its distinct aroma. The smell is so lovely that it is used as an essential oil to lower anxiety and sooth signs of depression common to seasonal affective disorder. Containing powerful antioxidants and with extensive antimicrobial properties, the total body wellness benefits of bergamot are going to blow you away!benefits-of-bergamet ...[click to continue]
Most of you know me by now: I’m always on the lookout for things unusual, healing and… well, remarkable! This story certainly comes under that description. It’s about using the techniques of Supernoetics™ to transform a particularly difficult problem that I have rarely seen tackled by fellow-doctors who write health manuals: stammering. We all saw the movie The King’s Speech, in which Colin Firth, who doesn’t stammer, had to play a man who DID stammer, but was trying very hard NOT to stammer! Quite rightly, Firth won an Oscar for this moving and incredibly skillful performance (there was a standing ovation at the end of the film when I saw it in a California movie house).

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One of the biggest nerves found in your body is the sciatic nerve. It runs from your lower spine, to your feet, crossing over the buttock. It generates the feeling in your legs and provides both movement and strength. If you suffer from sciatic nerve pain (sciatica), you know there are few things as disruptive to your daily life. It sends shooting pain through your low back, down into your leg that can make it almost unbearable to sit or stand for any length of time. Experts estimate that 40% of adults will experience sciatica in their lifetime. The pain can range from mild discomfort to excruciating or sensation of burning or as if you have an electrical current “zapping” through your body. During an attack, it i ...[click to continue]