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Blog September/October 2019

Soft drinks and Juices
It was no surprise when it was announced recently that soft drinks, including fruit juices, can raise the risk of causing cancer. It has long been known that too much sugar is a cause of cancer, so it would be no surprise if the researchers had found that all sugary foods in general caused cancer.
As I have written before, it was Otto Warburg who pioneered the research into the metabolic causes for cancer and then further research carrying on from his showed that it was important to reduce sugar and insulin levels to help stop cancer. It is no wonder that obesity is also a cause of cancer. We must all reduce our consumption of sugar and sugary foods.
When we consume fruit, (and many types are high in sugar) the safest and best fruits to consume are berries, especially blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries. Dark skinned fruits such as cherries and prunes are also good.
Try to get organic fruit if possible, especially as some fruit is contaminated with insecticides, particularly blueberries, peaches and nectarines. That is sad as all these are particularly delicious and buying organic can be so expensive!

Smart Meters
I have spoken of the potential dangers of these when they are installed in our homes. The pulsed EMF’s they emit are potentially dangerous. And now I read that a French court has ordered the removal of some meters that have caused a variety of health problems to some people in their homes. These meters do not reduce energy use! And now I see it is reported that a third of all smart meters fail, or “go dumb”!

Fats in our Diet
Good quality fat in our diet is highly important and essential to good nutrition, but the latest new report by the UK’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) is still advising us all to follow a low fat diet especially if we are overweight, have heart disease, cancer, diabetes etc. This is despite many of their scientific advisers giving submissions that a high fat diet is known to be scientifically and nutritionally highly advisable for the maintenance of good health and the prevention of chronic disease!!
A low fat diet is just another example of ‘fake news’.

Question Everything!
There is a lot of “fake” news out there, far more than we realise. Much of what we hear in the mainstream media is not the truth. There is ALWAYS another side to the story we are not being told. And mostly on purpose. I might write more about this in my next Blog. I have worked in alternative and complementary medicine most of my life and I know this to be true. There are also many other subjects in life where we are just not being told the truth.
I will repeat my strong suggestion again that if you do an internet search, particularly about natural medicine that you are far more likely to find what you need to know using a search engine such as DuckDuckGo than the more familiar one we all know well. Many websites around the world are being interfered with because they are telling the truth. @09 is just one of these. And now the @07 Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) has seen its ‘hits’ become a lot fewer in just recent weeks. Both of these websites are very much worth a look at and contain a lot of valuable and scientific information.

Blog July/August 2019

Hazards of Today’s Living

Sadly there are many things happening in the life around us that are totally contrary to health and our trying to live a healthy lifestyle. All of us are up against increasing threats to our environment and I expect you are aware of these:
5G This new technology is fast being rolled out in many of our cities and in many other parts of the world in the interests of a faster internet. BUT, and there is a very big BUT, given the fact that mainstream media controls a large amount of people’s perception and awareness with regards to multiple issues, the health concerns regarding 5G are still largely off the radar on the minds of many.
A report published by Martin L. Pall, a PhD and Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences at Washington State University, has stated that “Putting in tens of millions of 5G antennae without a single biological test of safety has got to be about the stupidest idea anyone has had in the history of the world.”
These health concerns are exactly why Belgium is halting its 5G plans. Sadly our government is ignoring any health concerns. Once again big business and the Corporatocracy are winning.

Smart Meters
This is another technology that has not been subjected to enough independent research to know if it is safe to install in our homes.
Daniel Hirsch, a lecturer and expert in nuclear policy at University of California, Santa Cruz, has studied smart meters. He found that given that smart meters operate 24/7, they emit 160 times more cumulative whole-body exposure than a cell phone. I for one refuse to have one installed.

How about some inspiring news?! Yes, I want to recommend another book I have recently read, especially if you’re interested in “NDE”. “Dying to be Me” by Anita Moorjani. An amazing biography about how she was healed from cancer. The book is a best seller worldwide. Do read it. You will be inspired!!

And last but not least:
Search engines, I refer to not just several but the main search engine most people like to use. Try to ditch using it and use a search engine such as “DuckDuckGo.” This one will not on purpose cover up the truth and allow one to search for health topics before having to read the medical or pharmaceutical pages.
And more recently this main search engine that most people use now funds the online encyclopedia many like to use! As a result many of it’s entries are not reliable and are purposely being distorted by a panel of “writers”. As I have written before, on this encyclopedia all alternative therapies are now classed as ‘pseudoscience’, even osteopathy!! “Fake news” is everywhere, especially on the websites we all like to rely on!

Blog May/June 2019

Health Websites

If you are anything like I am, I frequently search on the Internet for natural remedies and treatments to see what the ‘rest of the world’ is saying about them. However, in just recent months everyone’s ‘favourite’ search engine, who shall be nameless, has changed its algorithms. If you search for the best herb for a condition, or natural treatment, it will no longer bring them up first. The search engine will automatically bring up medical and pharmaceutical websites first—lots of them! And to find anything mentioned about natural alternatives will require searching many pages of conventional medical sites before you get to anything alternative.
And I expect you know that ‘that’ search engine not only gives the information it is trying to give us, but it is also storing data about our searches and getting to know our interests and storing them. Nothing is private anymore!

Fortunately there is a simple solution and excellent ‘alternatives’ when using a search engine. These are freely available. If you click on the drop down box in your search box you will find all the different search engines. My new favourite is DuckDuckGo. This one does not track you and store your personal information, and it will bring up natural websites first in your searches. I now use this as my default search engine. If you want to do this and don’t know how, I suggest you get a computer-savvy youngster to help!!

Scientific Truth

I am very keen on knowing the truth, especially scientific truth. And sadly there is a lot of disinformation and fake news being propagated on purpose to confuse us all!! It is almost impossible sometimes to know what is real and what is fake! An example of this currently in the news is what is being said about vaccinations and how they are “quite safe”. The truth is not so simple. How can they possibly be safe when billions of £ & $ have been paid out quietly over the last few years to compensate many who have been damaged by vaccinations! You won’t read about that on the front page of your newspaper or hear about it on the BBC!

And there is another website that has recently deleted a lot of information about alternative medicine and articles by alternative doctors. I am speaking about that online encyclopedia beginning with w. Better not use that one either! It has become extremely biased. I recently checked to see what it had to say about osteopathy, naturopathy, acupuncture, herbalism etc—apparently they are all pseudoscientific!!!!!! So I won’t be using that encyclopedia again. I want the truth, not pseudo science and fake information. “The Truth will set you free”!!

Blog March/April 2019

Causes of Cancer
President Nixon declared the “War on Cancer” in December 1971 and a huge sum of money was donated by the U.S. Government, together with a large media campaign, that signalled a redoubling of the effort by cancer researchers to discover the cause of cancer.

Has much changed since then? Sadly the facts of the matter are that death rates from cancer are the same today as they were in the 1950’s and we are not winning the “War”. Yes, there have been some minor advances. One of these is that chemotherapy can help testicular cancer, childhood leukaemia and some lymphomas—that’s just three types of cancer.

Are we missing anything? Yes! The pioneering work of one, Otto Warberg, who in the 1930’s was researching the metabolic disturbances in tumours. Most modern research has been looking at the genetic causes, without much success. After extensive research Warberg stated that the prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen in normal body cells by a fermentation of sugar. His work was mostly ignored for 80 some years, until in recent years some scientists have realised that much of what he discovered has a lot of truth to it.

Warberg won the Nobel Prize in 1931 and was nominated for it three times. His friend Albert Einstein encouraged him in his work.

In recent years there has been more and more interest in investigating the metabolic theory of cancer. Many alternative doctors and practitioners realise that sugar is one of the main causes of ill health and there has been keen interest in using low carb diets and in particular the ketogenic diet for helping some people with cancer. It was quite shocking to many scientists when in 2006 it was discovered that the use of metformin in Type 2 diabetes, to reduce blood sugar levels, had substantially reduced the rates of cancer!

Basically the ketogenic approach is to use a high fat, low carb and limited protein diet. This type of diet has been used successfully to treat epilepsy in children by some doctors since the 1920’s, but now there is increasing interest and scientific studies for using it in the treatment of obesity and cancer.

You won’t hear much about ketogenic diets in the media as it doesn’t make any money for the drug companies, but I believe we’ll hear more and more how ketogenic diets will help cancer along with other cancer therapies, conventional as well as alternative.

And of course Dr Dale Bredesen is recommending a ketogenic diet for those suffering with dementia and Alzheimer’s. In his book “The End of Alzheimer’s” Dr Bredesen writes that “arguably the single most important metabolic contributor to Alzheimer’s disease development is insulin resistance”. In other words because many people eat too much sugar and simple carbohydrate food, their insulin levels are always going to be too high. This leads to the syndrome referred to as ‘insulin resistance’.

All of us can benefit from radically reducing sugar from our diets. Some people have cravings for sugar and sugary foods but this can be helped by eating more wholesome food and maybe adding a chromium supplement that helps to reduce blood sugar swings that causes the cravings.

And finally the healing results achieved by many hundreds of Power of Eight groups here in the U.K. and around the world have been nothing short of amazing. If you’d like to join a Power of Eight Group here in Swansea, please contact me. And if you haven’t read Lynne McTaggart’s book of the same name, please do so.

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