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They want your money, just as sure as money-hungry MDs. Some are good; some are bad; some are downright dangerous. OK, I guess this week you are in for a diatribe. But something got me mad just a few days ago… A friend who lives down the road was not feeling well, so I dropped […]

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I came across this article about antibiotic resistant bacteria and couldn’t wait to tell you about it! Just yesterday Fox News reported a class of fast-growing killer bacteria classified as an urgent public-health threat. According to a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 2 million people in […]

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GM foods don’t just make you fat; they will inflame your tissues, shorten your life and definitely cause cancer. My wife Vivien pointed out that on television we are drenched with a saturation coverage of the problems in Syria, with a few hundred people dead from chemicals and a few thousand likely to be affected. […]

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What, iodine? Well, why not. You probably remember when Mom used to spread it on a skin wound (you might have thought she did it to hurt you on purpose!) Sure, it stings. But it’s also very effective. Maybe you don’t know but surgeons (at least in my day) swabbed the patient’s skin with iodine, […]

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It’s not vitamins, growth hormone, emotional cleansing, tender loving care (TLC) or even exercise. They all help, of course they do! But it’s pretty clear to doctors who know their stuff what the number one factor is: you need to keep inflammation to an absolute minimum. Inflammation is an insidious disease process that goes on […]

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Let There Be Light!

by ProfKeith

There is little doubt that the universe started as light. It happens to have emerged as one of the most potent properties of life. In a sense, we are light! That’s not a New Age claim; that’s scientific fact. Biophotons are here to stay. Light is just part of the electromagnetic spectrum and we in […]

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No surprise there. Insurance actuaries have known for over half a century that obesity will shorten your life. They don’t wanna pay up; the study the odds in microscopic detail. But for me, now living in the USA, I’m astonished at how little this has been regarded and how estimates of the risk have been […]

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Right-Left Brain Myth

by ProfKeith

We all love the metaphor of right and left brain thinking but I’ve been pointing out for years that it’s just not true. Everyone uses both sides, all the time. Women who speak (no, fill in your own joke here…) are using their left brain, not their right brain. Men who visualize how things could […]

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Finally, we come to the newest and, if such a thing is possible, most outrageous and contentious theory of allergy and intolerance. That is not to say that it is unscientific, far from it; this model carries the merit of the very latest scientific understanding. That’s the problem: it is so far advanced that doctors […]

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No reference to allergy and environmental medicine could be complete without some reference to Hans Selye’s hypothesis of stress adaptation. It is something that environmental medicine doctors have taken very much to heart, because it seems to fit our daily observations and explains a great many of the phenomena we encounter. The fact that so […]

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Now we come to yet another model of health and disease, concerning the way food residues are dealt with by the gut. It is important to realize that the contents of the bowel are outside the body. If you imagine a piece of string entering at the mouth and emerging from the anus, you will […]

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Hypersensitivity (a heightened state of extreme sensitivity) is another word you will hear applied to allergy. There are four distinct types of hypersensitivity: Types I to IV. These divisions are useful for discussion but may not necessarily occur as single entities in an individual. There is good evidence that Types I and III hypersensitivity can […]

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When an infective organism invades the tissues, a precise series of events are set up to limit spread of the foreigner and ultimately to destroy it. First a macrophage will encounter the intruder. It engulfs it and then ‘displays’ its characteristic proteins on the surface of the cell as a kind of “flag” or gotcha […]

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eyeNetra eyeNetra’s invention is a way to measure refractive errors (near or far-sightedness) by combining a simple optical attachment with software on a mobile phone. With billions of people in the developed and developing worlds alike needing glasses to stand any chance of being able to read, you can imagine the impact on illiteracy, unemployment […]

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