Resurgence of Rickets

  Rickets, the crippling childhood bone disease that causes stunted growth and deformities, appears to be re-emerging in the UK despite the fact that it is believed to have been eradicated many decades ago. Rickets, which is caused by a lack of Vitamin D, should be very rare in Western countries. Rickets causes softening and…

Drug Abuse in Seniors is on the Rise

Illicit drug use in adults age 50 and over is increasing dramatically says a recent study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This includes an alarming incidence of non medical use of prescription drugs among women aged 60 to 64. In part, this increase points to the aging of the baby…

Colostrum Helps Turn Back the Clock

Dr. Daniel G. Clark, author of Colostrum, Life’s First Food states, “bovine colostrum rebuilds the immune system , destroys viruses, bacteria, and fungi, accelerates healing of all body tissue, helps lose weight, burn fat, increase bone and lean muscle mass and slows down and even reverses aging.” Colostrum is in the milk any mammal produces.…

Are You Drinking Too Much Water?

An opinion piece written by a Scottish doctor and published in the British Medical Journal has sparked controversy over whether the recommended eight glasses of water we are advised to drink each day are really necessary. Despite Dr. Margaret McCartney stating that the recommendation to drink that much is “thoroughly debunked nonsense”, many  nutritionists of the…

Olive Oil Cuts Stroke Risk

Replacing other fats in your diet with olive oil could reduce your risk of having a stroke by more than 40% according to a French study, published in the journal Neurology. Olive oil has previously been identified as having many health benefits, such as reducing the risk of many cancers, being effective against HER-2 breast cancer,…

Smoking Cessation Drug Makes Smokers Go Postal

Kicking the nicotine habit can involve some mental and emotional stress, but it’s usually taken lightly, even humorously. No one undergoing nicotine withdrawal ever threatened to jump off a tall building or shoot passers-by. But now we find that a popular drug sold as a panacea for people who want to quit smoking can put them over the top…

Simple Steps to Heal Modern Exhaustive Disease

Modern exhaustive diseases such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue and are estimated to affect more about seven million US citizens. These syndromes are variously diagnosed, but always include depleted physical function, weakness, exhaustion and general malaise. Sleep deprivation (ironic as that sounds) is not uncommon. Natural treatments for modern exhaustive diseases are highly effective. For the person who…

Why Pasta is the Favorite Food Worldwide

  A recent survey by Oxfam to discover more about the modern diet has found that pasta tops the list of the world’s favorite foods, closely followed by rice, meat and pizza. Of the seventeen countries that took part in the study, nine listed pasta within their top three favorite foods. The study was carried out…