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August/September 2017 Blog

Important Items in the News

This is a subject that I know causes many couples much anxiety when they find they can't produce children. And sadly we are almost brainwashed into thinking that 'fertility treatment' is the only option.
However, I would urge all prospective parents to pause a moment and explore the possibility of an alternative way, because there are alternatives and I have been privileged to help such parents myself.
If a woman cannot become pregnant there are many physiological and environmental reasons for this and they need exploring with someone who is qualified, not only for the woman but for her partner as well. There are lots of lab tests out there these days that help to point the way to the causes.
In many cases simple solutions can be found and there are some good herbs that will help to restore the hormonal balance.
I frequently use a lab in London to help test patients. This lab has published research showing that sometimes a nutritional deficiency of magnesium was the cause of the infertility and a magnesium supplement was all that was necessary for fertility to be restored and pregnancy to occur. Their research paper states:
All twelve previously infertile women have produced normal healthy babies, all conceiving within eight months of normalising their RBC-Mg levels.
There are of course other reasons for infertility and this is only one example.
If fertility drugs are used please consider that all of these have side-effects, which affect not only the mother, but also the foetus. If you look up the side-effects of one of these drugs you'll see that they can cause:-ovarian enlargement, sometimes massive; eye & visual disturbances, endometriosis, multiple pregnancies, nausea, vomiting. That's only a few of them and I could go on for several more lines!
If you don't want the side effects then please explore the possibility of using some good nutritional/herbal and lifestyle changes. These do not have bad side-effects!

Exposure to environmental toxins can dramatically affect fertility—from pthalates and bisphenols in plastics, to pesticides and herbicides. And these are not the only ones.

That's all I'll write about this month. Next time I'll explore more about the subject of male infertility.--but one final item, last but not least:

HPV Vaccine
I keep reading reports about the increasing number of serious health issues affecting young girls who have received this vaccine (and now boys!) and it raises serious questions about the safety of vaccines using recombinant DNA technology.
Mexican researchers report that in one 'trial' 14 girls out of 2,881 who were vaccinated died!!!!! And Spanish researchers have discovered that there is a 10-fold higher rate of adverse reactions compared to other vaccines!
I already have two young patients damaged by this vaccine whom I am trying to help.

July/August 2017 Blog

Important Items in the News

1) Vaccination: The authodox mantra is that vaccines are safe and you can safely get your children vaccinated or receive the flu vaccination each winter. But along with many others I do not believe this is true. In fact I believe the direct opposite.
If vaccinations were safe why is it that at Dec 2014 the U.K. Government have paid out £73,000,000 to vaccine injury victims!!! This is your tax money. Vaccine manufacturers are not held liable for vaccine injuries! The Government pays because the drug companies make sure they are not held to be liable.
And the Americans have paid out over $3.5 billion since their compensation programme was established in the late 1980's.
At the moment I am trying to help a patient who has twice been injured by vaccines. She is not an isolated patient with these problems.
Please educate yourselves about this subject, especially before you submit to a vaccination. A well cared-for immune system I believe is the best insurance for avoiding any serious illness.
Drug companies argue that there is no 'scientific' evidence that vaccines cause injury. But very happily a week ago the European
Court of Justice ruled that a vaccine can be blamed for triggering a disease or causing harm even when there isn't any scientific evidence to establish a link. The court said that they had heard specific and consistent evidence to make this ruling, despite the counter arguments by the drug companies.

And on to a far less controversial topic!!:----

2) Osteoarthritis
New research recently published by the University of Surrey runs counter to the current understanding that osteoarthritis is an expected part of the ageing process.
Ali Mobasheri, Professor of Musculoskeletal Physiology at the University of Surrey, stated: "For too long osteoarthritis has been known as the ‘wear and tear disease’ and it has been assumed that it is part and parcel of getting older.
He states that this is not the case and what we have learned is that we can control and prevent the onset of this painful condition. He goes on to say that,
"It is important never to underestimate the significance of a healthy diet and lifestyle as not only does it impact upon our general well-being but can alter the metabolic behaviour of our cells, tissues and organs leading to serious illnesses."
Where have we heard this said before in relation to the onset of other types of sickness and disease?!

I wish you all a happy, healthy, sunny and joyful Summer!

May/June 2017 Blog

Health in the News

The publishers WDDTY (What Doctors Don't Tell You) have been publishing information about one of the thorns in the side of Alternative Medicine in recent years, Simon Singh, who heads up a charity called Sense About Science. He makes the claim that sugar is not harmful and that it does not feed cancer. But he is now known to receive funding from Coca Cola. Surprise! Surprise!
Coca Cola is also spreading dis-information that obesity is being caused by lack of exercise and not sugary drinks.

”Doctor in the House”

I wonder if you are watching the new series on BBC One on Monday evenings with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee? He moves in and lives with families to try and help them with their health problems. He studies the family's lifestyle and gives suggestions to help improve their health. He has been very successful.
Dr. Chatterjee was recently chosen to head up some research for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease. The treatment protocols to be used are the ones that have been developed with great success by Dr. Dale Bredensen in California. Amazingly Dr Bredensen's treatments have been used to reverse Alzheimer's Disease using nutritional therapy and lifestyle changes.


The British Medical Journal published an article recently that pointed out that Statins can cause some bad side-effects. Critics of the article have tried to get the article retracted, but an independent review has concluded that the drugs do cause significant side effects (e.g. liver problems, diabetes, muscle aches and weakness) The BMJ stands by the original article and it is not being retracted.

April/May 2017 Blog


We have all been hearing a lot about the subject of sugar in the news and the Government's endeavours to try and reduce the amount of sugar we all consume. So I thought this month it would be useful to know why sugar is not good for our bodies and our health.

There are many reasons and I will outline some of them:
1. Sugar upsets the mineral balances and interferes with calcium, magnesium and protein absorption. This is one of the reasons for tooth decay and osteoporosis. I went to the dentist the other day and my dentist told me that the week before he had to extract all the teeth of a 5 year old as the teeth had all decayed so much!!!!!!
2. Sugar causes chromium deficiency. Chromium is important to control our blood sugar levels. If we don't have enough chromium we start to crave sugar and other sweet foods.
3. The body changes sugar in the bloodstream to fat several times more than compared to starch. Sugar causes obesity—not the consumption of fat.
4. Sugar is addictive and intoxicating.
5. Sugar feeds cancer cells. Dr. Otto Warberg's pioneering research in the 1920 &30's revealed that “Cancer, above all other diseases, has countless secondary causes. But, even for cancer, there is only one prime cause. Summarized in a few words, the prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen in normal body cells by a fermentation of sugar.” All people with cancer need to stop consuming sugar. Sadly our doctors do not inform patients of this important scientific fact.
6. Sugar greatly promotes uncontrolled growth of yeast infections (candida)
7. It worsens the symptoms of children with ADHD
8. It increases the risk of infections by suppressing the immune system.
9. Sugar promotes chronic degenerative disease.

There are many more! But I have said enough. Sugar in many forms is in many foods and drink, but one of the worst forms is high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and one to avoid at all costs. This is a sweetener that is made from corn and is found in many of the food items that we eat and drink today. It is considered to be deadly, not only because of the amount of sugar that goes into it, but also because of the health risks that it can cause, many of which I've mentioned above.

If you have to have sugar in your food or drink you may use a little xylitol in moderation, or a little honey.

There are quite a few very good cook books that are available showing how one can produce delicious and even sweet food without having to use lots of sugar. Try one of the ones by Amelia Freer or Susan White.

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