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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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Let’s see how much you know. Pretend I came to you with this symptom and asked you what to do! Here’s the story: the patient is me (truly, this happened to me yesterday afternoon). I was sitting in a restaurant on the shores of lovely Lake Lucerne (photo), eating a plate with Parma ham and […]

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Learning something about the functioning of the immune system is essential to understanding the classic view of allergy. For those of you who want to know a little about this fascinating defense mechanism, take a deep breath and here goes!

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It is implicit in the body load model that you will be able to tolerate a definite level of each stressor and only by exceeding that do you move into overload. These limits may shift under different circumstances but there is always a line, drawn somewhere, which you must not cross if you want to […]

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It’s been a while since I mentioned this but some of my subscribers will remember I invented what is UNQUESTIONABLY the finest health chocolate in the world! It’s called “The Doctor’s Chocolate” and is supplied to the public by True Healthy Products, a very fine ethical company in Florida. Why is it so special? Lots […]

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Let us now introduce one of the most important of all healing principles, if not the most important, is that of total body load. It is the key to all recoveries and overcoming all disease processes. No doctor really cures anything; Nature does that. All the successful physician can do is to reduce body load […]

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