Nutraceutical companies function very much like their role models the pharmaceutical companies and their agenda is the same. They educate clinicians in natural medicine such as Naturopaths/Herbalists more than the training colleges just like pharmaceutical companies train doctors of medicine (MBBS or MD the higher qualification). If you are into evidence based medicine, as you should be then you should be looking at research produced by research doctors (Doctor of Philosophy) PhD or Masters of Science (MSc).Continue reading
We don’t need to upset people who do not believe in science by going into our origins here so we will start as we leave the forests or jungles where we survived for a very long time because of our hunting and foraging skills. Applying these skills in todays shopping centres has proved to be quite a challenge for some of us.
Eat your Weeds – Foraging
I am a Naturopath so I am meant to be weird, sort of like a journalistic licence, I am more weird than most of the Naturopaths that I know because I actually worship and follow science. Prove it or remove it was my catch cry for many years, long before I completed my Masters Degree in Clinical Science -Lifestyle Medicine at Southern Cross University. I only stopped using it because it was seen as an incivility and any incivility attracts a negative response.
Dementia is a terrible disease and most of us fear it. As we age we seem to worry about dementia a lot more than we should, perhaps because of all the media articles and horror stories from friends. Older people worry more when they walk into a room and can’t remember why they entered the room. We inwardly panic when we can’t remember some-ones name we are familiar with or when we forget information we have known for years.Continue reading
Almost every issue of major science journals including the American Institute Of Cancer Research a new detrimental finding is explained for weight gain. Another cancer has been linked to being fat today. Kidney cancer now joins the ever growing list of more than 10 different cancers all linked to being over weight. Today they added another risk factor for developing cancer. We knew from past research that short people had more heart disease, high blood pressure and strokes than tall people but today scientists have added being tall to an increased risk of cancer.Continue reading
Contradictions of Health Is Frustrating
Whenever you start thinking about health it always gets complicated with contradiction on top of contradiction. Regardless of what body system you are investigating it wont take long before contradiction rises it’s ugly head, or it could be so difficult to comprehend that you find yourself spending hours trying to find an answer as to why it happens like that. I do a lot of body work as well, remedial massage for compensation patients so you do not want to fail, so it is imperative that you learn your subject well and pain referral patterns have to be understood, but how, and why do some of them occur. We know that inflammation (inflammatory mediators) in the muscle cells disrupt the mitochondria from completing it’s Kreb Cycle but how does a muscle in the lower portion of the leg (soleus) produce pain in the jaw (mastoid muscle) Chaitow L and DeLaney J (2002) Clinical Applications of Neuromuscular Techniques (Book).Continue reading
Beating Chronic Disease With Nature
So many diseases can be reversed, cured or prevented by lifestyle medicine and this has known to medicine for more than 60 years. So why has the emphasis always been on treatment, namely drug intervention. Now before you say he is a Naturopath so of course he would say that I will remind you that my passion has always been nature and science, so it follows that I would have studied nutrition (my first study), naturopathy and science and this is the course I have chosen.Continue reading