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…

Purple Pill is Purple Poison

A class of antacid medications known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) has now been proven to be very harmful. Some common PPIs include Nexium (esomeprazole), Prilosec (omeprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole) and Protonix (pantoprazole). Many of these are available over the counter with no prescription. Proton pump inhibitors are used in the management of simple heartburn, gastro-esophageal…

How to Protect Yourself from Deadly Excitotoxins

  The first line of defense against the two most commonly used and pernicious food additives, monosodium glutamate (MSG) and aspartame, is avoidance. However, complete avoidance is not possible for everyone all the time because MSG has been disguised with several different names and aspartame is appearing in almost everything. Aspartame or its primary constituent, aspartic…

Brush Twice Daily for Good Heart Health

People that don’t brush their teeth regularly could be increasing their risk of having a heart attack by up to 70% according to a Scottish population study published in the British Medical Journal. Although previous links have been drawn between gum disease and cardiovascular problems, this is the first time that frequency of teeth brushing…

On the Path to Health: Your Gut Tube

  Sometimes it comes as a shocker to re-visit very old logic and find that, try as we might, we really cannot escape what our ancestors knew. Modern medicines and surgery, techniques and testing cannot find us any other way to create and maintain health than what has always been done. There, in the gut tube, still lies…

On the Path to Health: Psychosomatic Health

  It is no secret that what your mind thinks describes your body’s physiology. Recent research has changed this from something that could easily be observed to something powerfully supported by physiological data, expanding the focus of holistic health and holistic healing. It has been shown, for example, that every cell of the body has neurotransmitter receptors, a…

Do You Have Undiagnosed Lactose Intolerance?

  Lactose intolerance affects an estimated 30 to 50 million Americans today, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Many people may be affected by lactose intolerance without realizing it, writing off their symptoms as indigestion or food they shouldn’t have eaten. Lactose intolerance stems from the body’s inability to digest lactose,…