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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.

Blog January/February 2019

A very Happy New Year to you all! I hope you enjoyed the Christmas holidays.

To start off the New Year I want to highlight the handheld device called the miHealth. I have used this device now for nearly 7 years and would not be without it. The ability of this device to relieve pain is second to none. In most cases the result obtained with its use is almost instantaneous. If it wasn’t I would not be using it every day. But it has multi uses and is useful for all sort of problems. If you’re interested you can watch this 10 minute video introduced by the inventor of the @05 miHealth, Harry Massey.
The miHealth can be used to treat animals as well, but I have not used it this way very much. Here is a video of a @06 horse being treated:
And if you have the time and inclination there are several other videos demonstrating how the miHealth can be used. It never leaves my side and goes everywhere with me!
I use it on countless patients who have painful backs, especially when their muscles are very tight and sore. In addition to this sort of complaint I have found it to give great relief for conditions such as:
• arthritic joints—knees, ankles, fingers, toes, bunions
• plantar fasciitis (a very painful condition that affects the sole of the foot)
• shin splints
• pulled/torn muscles. I have been amazed how quickly such muscles respond to this treatment
• tendonitis—this is painful inflammation that commonly affects the biceps tendon. I commonly come across it in workmen who do repetitive, work such as plastering.
• tennis elbow

The Alliance for Natural Health

If you are not already aware of them @07 The Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) have campaigned on behalf of natural health for many years. They are an internationally active, non-profit organisation promoting natural and sustainable approaches to healthcare worldwide. Their passion is the pursuit of optimal health and health care sustainability by working with, not against, nature.
The Alliance for Natural Health in their latest bulletin have highlighted the dangers of introducing 5G for mobile phone networks. You won’t read about the dangers of 5G in the mass media, because it would affect “big business”. But ANH writes that:
“Organisations and scientists around the world continue to call on governments to stop the deployment of 5G networks amidst concerns over its potential danger to human health and all life on Planet Earth. Across the pond, ANH-USA are calling for research on 5G’s safety to be conducted before its deployment. Whilst the International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and from Space, initially signed by scientists, doctors and representatives of health and science related organisations, is now calling for the support of citizens around the world. Quite literally, 5G is a massive experiment that will result in a huge increase in exposure to wireless radiation that no living thing will be able to escape. What the effect will be is anyone’s guess, but if you’re not willing to be a guinea pig, then have your say and sign the appeal.”

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.

Blog November/December 2018

I thought this month I’d start off with an inspiring quote. It is easy to get depressed with what a mess we’ve made of this planet. Did you see the programme “Drowning in Plastic”? Oh dear!
Or the programme with Stacey Dooley investigating the pollution around the world caused by the overproduction of clothing, particularly that made with cotton? It was explained how cotton production needs vast quantities of water, but also causes tremendous pollution of rivers and that the disappearance of the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan has been caused by cotton factories needing so much water!!!Wow!
And now I’ve just read that researchers at the University of Texas are saying that the weedkiller Roundup may be killing bees! Where does it all end?
But to get back to my start point and good quotations, here is one by one of my favourite authors, John Perkins, who has written some very interesting best sellers:
“Unlike the crises experienced by Roosevelt (2nd World War) and Kennedy (Cuba Crisis) and despite what politicians may want us to believe, today’s greatest crises are not about “us” versus “them,” not about nation pitted against nation. These crises require that we all come together to stop destroying life as we know it.”

Hear hear!

And on a more positive note!:-- Now that Winter is fast approaching, it is a good time to start taking some Vitamin D as well as Vit C on a regular basis as defence against coughs, colds and flu. Much more effective than a *** jab!
And also cut out as much sugar as possible.

For years, five servings of fruits and vegetables seemed to be the benchmark of a healthy diet. No one was eating enough of them. Then, last year, a study by Imperial College London found that doubling the amount to ten servings was way healthier and could prevent up to 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide every year. Most people are not eating enough fruit & veg.
And lastly, have you come across the book published recently by Lynne McTaggart ,“The Power of Eight”? I know I have mentioned this book before and the exciting research that she has done over the last 30 years exploring the miraculous energies of small groups that help others to heal. You can learn more about this from @07
The results achieved by many hundreds of Power of Eight groups here in the U.K. and around the world have been nothing short of staggering. If you’d like to join a "Power of Eight Group" here in Swansea, please contact me.

Blog Sept/Oct 2018

Fats & Oils
How often I wonder have we all heard the phrase “low-fat or fat-free diets” in the last decade or so? Very many times I wager. And yet the false science behind these phrases is fast beginning to falter.
We all need fats and oils in our diet. We have to have a good mix of protein, carbohydrates and fats, otherwise we won’t remain healthy.
It is important to eat healthy fats that we find in nuts, seeds, avocados and olive oil. And yes even the saturated fats in eggs, coconut oil, grass-fed meat, grass-fed butter and ghee are all good for us.
I have come across patients over the years who have felt quite unwell simply because they didn’t have enough fats in their diet. As soon as they increased their consumption of fats and oils, they felt much better!
But we need to avoid the bad fats that are found in margarines, vegetable oils, and massed produced baked goods, such as pies and pastries.

I was fascinated recently to learn that scientists have now been able to determine what Oetzi the Iceman who lived over 5,000 years ago, ate for his last meal. It was a high fat meal, which included goat and red deer. He had also eaten an ancient type of grain called einkorn. The scientists surmise that the fatty meat he ate not only helped Oetzi survive, but gave him sustained energy at the high altitude where he was found. Our bodies will naturally burn fat for energy when carbohydrate food is exhausted.
In fact eating a high-fat/low-carb diet is one of the best ways to loose weight and help control problems such as diabetes.

Fish Oil recent reports suggest that Omega 3 fish oil does not help prevent heart disease. But it seems another much larger study very recently done in China showed that fish oil very definitely has a beneficial effect on heart health and lowers death rates in both men and women. Why was this study ignored?

In research done in 2016, a comparison covering 42 countries found that there was no link between red meat and dairy products causing heart disease. The author of the report stated that the biggest problems were cereals, wheat and potatoes increasing that risk. i.e. these foods have a high glycemic index which cause an excess secretion of insulin. As one cardiologist said at the time “when you eat a hamburger, throw away the bun and eat the meat”!! Hopefully that meat is from organic and grass-fed cattle!

Fake news>
We hear a lot about fake news these days and quite frankly I believe it is almost impossible to know sometimes when we are being told the truth!
Powerful organisations try their utmost to prevent us from knowing the truth. It goes on all the time. They get away with it by not telling us all the facts.
A very good example of this was printed in one of our national dailies recently. The article stated by that “anti-vaccination sites promote fake science” and went on to say that that “Andrew Wakefield, is the discredited doctor behind fraudulent research linking MMR vaccine to autism” etc etc. What they don’t tell you is that Dr. Andrew Wakefield was exonerated by implication when his colleague, Prof John Walker-Smith, who helped in his work, was totally exonerated in a High Court decision in 2012. At the same time the Lancet ombudsman, Dr. Molyneux, acknowledged that the UK General Medical Council’s findings of misconduct against Dr. Wakefield had been overturned.

Be careful of so-called “fake news”!

I hope you’ve all enjoyed the fine weather this Summer and absorbed plenty of Vitamin D!

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