Monthly Archives: October 2010

What Is It About A Man’s Fat Belly?

Our current Western culture seems to me to be both increasingly confused and increasingly obese. Odd, but perhaps these two problems are directly linked. How so? One of the answers may lie in our belly fat. Belly fat contains a … Continue reading

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Bisphenol A Alert

Just one week ago, Canada became the world’s first nation to declare Bisphenol A a “toxic substance”, and to ban its use. Yet here in the US, the FDA still insists that BPA is safe to use in human food … Continue reading

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Protecting against Thimerosal in Vaccines

There has been a great deal of debate around vaccines in recent years, with many cases of infant autism linked directly to thimerosal. Thimerosal is a substance that has been added to child vaccines and also flu vaccines that has … Continue reading

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Protecting Against Oxidative Stress

The Cause Of Aging and Disease How do we protect our bodies from aging and degenerative diseases? Everywhere in health columns we hear about the dangers of free radicals, and the benefits of taking anti-oxidants. But what do these terms really … Continue reading

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L-Carnitine prevents Heart Disease

Alternative doctors have known for a long time that taking L-carnitine is good for the heart, and an important part of treatment or prevention of cardiovascular disease. L-carnitine is what is known as a non-essential amino acid (because  your body … Continue reading

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Green Tea for Prostate Cancer

In China, tea is more than a beverage. It is a precious substance, exquisite, medicinal, even spiritual. Tea cultivation and tea drinking have a long and rich history. The art of drinking tea is also the art of longevity, of … Continue reading

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What Causes Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer amongst men in this country. At autopsy, 60% of men aged 60 were found to have the disease in their prostate tissue. And aside from skin cancer  (which is the leading cause of … Continue reading

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Why We Need More Vitamin D

Why do our bodies require Vitamin D? Actually, it is really comes down to our relationship with the Sun, the sacred source of  all life on this planet. What does the body need Vitamin D for? 1) Assimilating calcium and other … Continue reading

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Recognizing Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a crippling and terrifying condition that has reached almost epidemic proportions in Western societies. In the US, about 4.5 million people have been diagnosed. Most of us know of someone, or some family affected by this terrible illness. … Continue reading

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Protecting Against Dementia

A recent international report has calculated the global economic cost of dementia to be $604 billion. This figure amounts to an astonishing 1% of our entire global GDP. What is more, it is expected to rise. Aging populations such as … Continue reading

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