November 30, 2009

New Hope for MS Sufferers

It seems some clever noggin, Dr Paolo Zamboni, has re-examined the evidence of what causes Multiple Sclerosis and has come up with a new theory, a new treatment, and initial studies are going well.

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Stress, Insulin, Cholesterol, Hormones and Your Brain.

Stress reduction technique

You could follow the advice in the picture above, which is pretty much how most people deal with stress – badly – OR you could start to understand what’s happening and what you could really do:

The purpose of this little essay is to give you a quick crash course in human physiology so you can get the big picture of how stress causes disease and why so many people in the West get heart disease, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromylgia, arthritis, diabetes and dementia to name just a few.

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November 12, 2009

Quackbusting the Quackbusters part 2

Or “Are medical doctors ignorant, to busy to think, or just poorly trained?”

Its time to get on my soap box again after hearing 2 stories this morning from a couple of patients.

So I’d like to share these anecdotes with you, and back it up with some science ( a study you can guarantee will not make it onto the so-called ‘quackwatch’ sites, and will be ignored by such people as Simon ‘keep libel laws out of science, so I don’t have to be objective’ Singh ).

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Chiropractic and Pain Relief

What is Chiropractic?

Depending who you ask, you will get a different answer, but in a nutshell, Chiropractic is a system of healthcare that places major emphasis on the (structural and functional) relationship between your spinal column and your spinal cord and brain. Simpler still, chiropractors believe the primary system that effects your health is your nervous system as it connects your brain to every muscle, tendon, ligament, bone, joint and organ in the body.

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