Why Is The Water Always So Muddy?

How Do I Know If This Is True?

Followers of research such as myself always want to think that groups/Associations representing people are offering advice they believe to be accurate. When we were studying research at the highest levels IMG_1262(Masters/PhDs) we had to learn to critique research papers to see if they could be of value to our participating group. Could they be extrapolated to a wider group. Learning this is a study on it’s own. We often found papers written by high profile researchers had to be culled from our list of references because of flaws in methodology, selection of participants, robustness/validity (internal or external), measurements or something. Sometimes it is simply the funding that leads to the bias. Confounding bias is a problem for all researchers and we work hard to eliminate it, and this is why one paper is never enough to base a result on because of a chance bias missed. Funding bias or any income sourced bias makes researchers look more favourably in a their direction.
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People Must Take Responsibility For Their Own Health

Prevention Is The Only Thing That Can Save The Budget

In 2009 – 2010 Australia paid $121.4 billion and it has risen from 7.9% to 9.4% as a IMG_1262proportion of all spending on goods and services over the past decade. This is less than the USA (17.4%), slightly less than the UK (9.8%), NZ (10.3%), Canada (11.4%) and close to the OECD median of (9.8%)  http://www.aihw.gov.au/australias-health/2012/spending-on-health/  

 How long can this go on? Medicine is a fertile field for mining with pharmaceutical companies educating 51D-51fm+bL-1._SX341_BO1,204,203,200_doctors about drug preferences. In general they exercise to much control over much of medicine.. read ‘Bad Pharma’ by Dr Ben Goldacre who has led a campaign to bring pharmaceutical companies out of their hiding places and under the spotlight. The creation of ‘new’ diseases such as menopause, since when was a life stage a disease. Obesity is also now a disease and last week an Australian diabetes specialist claimed he had never seen a patient lose weight. What this specialist is basically saying is that calorie deprivation doesn’t work or people are to undisciplined to stick to less calories even when they know it can save their lives.Continue reading

The Best Medicine Is Prevention

The Best Medicine Is Prevention

Who in their right mind could argue with this? The safest way to IMG_1262treat disease is with a natural intervention, who could argue with this? The cheapest most cost effective way to treat disease is by teaching people to do it themselves, who could argue with this? The best and safest medicine is proven(evidence based) natural medicine, who could argue with this? If food gives the same result as a drug it is medicine, who could argue with this? If exercise gives the same result as a drug it is medicine, who could argue with this? If meditation gives the same result as a drug it is medicine, who could argue with this?If eliminating causes of causes works better than any drug it is medicine, who could argue with this?

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Alcohol And Anchovy

Acciaroli Is An Italian Village Between The Mountains And The Sea Population 2000 – Centenarians 300 With 60 Of Them 110

Scientists have always wondered why some people live longer than others and IMG_1262suffer a lot less diseases of ageing. Pockets of populations keep popping up all around the world where centenarians have properly documented proof of birth and remain healthy.In the past couple of weeks a claim has been made for an Indonesian man as the longest lived person ever but so far it is unsubstantiated, they claim he was 145 years. If his age can be independently verified it will break the current world record by 23 years. Jeanne Calment died in 1997 at the age of 122 years. Small towns, villages and Islands have produced these long lived areas now referred to as ‘Blue Zones’. Acciaroli is a small village in the south of Italy not far from Naples and it has a population of only 2000 people with 300 of them over 100 years and 20% of the centenarians (60) 110 years old, the scientists said.Continue reading

Stop Running To Doctors And Start Running The Beaches

By Running The Beaches A Lot Wont Need Doctors

For Years researchers have been saying that exercise is the best and cheapest drug on the market but now they know diet pips it at the post, combined they IMG_1262are almost unbeatable – the Muhammad Ali of Lifestyle Medicine.Today Lifestyle Medicine is emerging as the star of mainstream medicine with the potential to save more than 70% of people from disease, a percentage that is growing daily as research scientists (MSc,PhDs) uncover disease’s hidden causes.The really good news for Lifestyle Medicine followers is that the cause of so-many terrible can be put down to poor lifestyle choices. Even Alziemers Disease only has a 25% genetic cause the overwhelming cause 75% is lifestyle and it is not included in the count of preventable diseases yet – see Catalyst …http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/catalyst/SC1502H028S00Continue reading

What Medicine Can Prevent/Cure 90% Of Heart Disease,60% Of All Cancers,80% Of Chronic Disease

Lifestyle Medicine Can Prevent/Cure 90% Of IMG_1262Coronary Artery Disease, 60% Of All Cancers And 80% Of All Chronic Diseases – No other medicine can even go close to this.

This is absolutely true.We have known this for more than 20 years  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8411605

So why aren’t people doing it? There are far to many competing interests to allow the truth to get in the way of making a profit. In the United States in 1990 microbial agents accounted for 90,000 deaths, toxic agents killed 60,000, firearms accounted for 35,000 deaths, sexual behaviours 30,000 deaths, motor vehicles 25,000, illicit drug use 20,000 but the big killers were tobacco 400,000 deaths, diet and activity patterns 300,000 deaths, alcohol 100,000 deaths so you can see just from correcting the top 3 killers we could save 800,000 deaths out of a total of 1,060,000 deaths (75.5%).Continue reading

Life Is Short, Don’t Run So Fast You Miss It

Life Is Short, Don’t Run So Fast You Miss It

In today’s fast paced world everything happens so fast  people have little IMG_1262time left for anything other than work, in fact a large number stay in contact with work while they are on holidays.Their lives are all about making money. This is the modern, images-2developed world where people are expected to work,eat,sleep and work some more. This is so damaging to health. When the Europeans discovered Australia they often remarked about the amount of leisure time the native aboriginals had to lie around, laughing, talking and playing while still finding enough time for hunting and gathering. They did not understand how simple and efficiently the aboriginals lived their lives, no hurry no stress.Continue reading

Junk Food?-Is It Junk Or Is It Food?

Junk Food Is A Nonsense

It is either one or the other it can’t be both. If it is junk dump it don’t eat it the consequences are to great and often you won’t know it is hurting you until it IMG_1262is to late, you have a heart attack, stroke  or IMG_1676-1diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or one of the many cancers now being linked to junk food (highly processed food). Remember any extra work that modifies natural food is processing, even cooking. Some foods have to be modified to make them more palatable but stick to the minimum and if you are reading food labels and you can’t understand the words they use leave it and buy something else. Fruit and vegetables should be your staple anyway.Continue reading

Stop The Over Reaction Now

Over-reaction of Body Systems Has To Be Cooled

Many over-reactions take place throughout the body causing much pain IMG_1262and anxiety as well as serious diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Depression, Asthma, Allergies, Crohns, Irritable Bowel  and many more.Research over the last few years in the Human Gut project has the researchers very excited as new ways to effectively damper these over-reactions have been discovered. For many years medical practitioners have depended on antibiotics to kill disease causing bacteria. Germ theory has served us well bringing a lot of previously untreatable diseases under control. But now we find that while we have been bombing out the bad germs we have also been bombing out the good ones.Continue reading

Education And Lifestyle Medicine

Education First

I live in a small but beautiful backwater where bright kids go off to IMG_1262university and never return, some of the others get apprenticeships or move into similar jobs images-1-1to their parents. There is nothing wrong with this it is happening all over the world in small towns. But it leaves an academic void in the community, in fact a lot  of people don’t understand anything about education once it leaves secondary school. As most people, if not all, would know in Australia we have infants, primary and secondary school which stops at year twelve and tertiary education begins. In 2007 there were 43 universities in Australia offering higher education and a lot of Technical and Further Education (TAFE)  teaching short courses from certificate IMG_1624 (1)-11,2,3,4, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and occasionally higher education courses. Australia also has Registered Training Organisations (RTO), there are more than 1100 of these in Victoria alone. Higher Education has changed a lot since I left school in 1962, back then only 5% of kids could afford a university education. We joking called them ‘Toffee Noses’ from rich families and as you can clearly see from our first year photo no-one looked much like a Toffee Nose.Continue reading