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Is your home making you ill? - (May 2016)

We may be exposed to over 700,000 chemicals a day in our homes.

Our clothes and furniture are impregnated with pesticides (when did any of us last see a mothball?) and fire retardants are added to household fabrics. Even the wood in our house is full of preservative. Our computers, when on and hot, are releasing volatile oxidative compounds, and when we heat our wonderfully well-insulated houses all of these chemicals vaporise and release into the draft-free, airless atmosphere.

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Cutting back on drug prescribing – a big step forward - (May 2015)

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) have just published a new paper, “Choosing Wisely in the UK: the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges’ initiative to reduce the harms of too much medicine” (1)

Considerable focus was on the potential of over prescribing of medication for hypertension (BP). It got a swift rebuttal from a ‘charity’ owned by an Institute which is a part of St Bart’s Hospital and must make us suspicious of possible pharmaceutical interest!

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Gene testing - about time ! - (December 2014)

The announcement that gene testing is now available to the general public is brilliant news! A simple gene test that will cut billions off the health budget of nations is now within the financial reach of many.

I was asked to comment by the Welcome Foundation as part of a committee in 2010 about the worth and benefits of gene testing. I was all for it. I have written about the test throughout my book (Live Longer, Live Younger), and I am even more for it now that it has become affordable.

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Increasing incidence of skin cancer – purely sun exposure alone? - (April 2014)

It has been known for some time that exposure to the sun increases the risk of non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers. (1)

This week the media have been highlighting Cancer Research UK statistics showing more than 13,000 people develop malignant melanoma each year here in the UK as compared with around 1,800 in the mid-1970s.

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Flu Vaccinations? - (February 2014)

The conventional consensus is that vaccinating our elderly population against influenza 'remains the best preventative tool available'. Yet the figures from the Centre for Communicable Diseases (CDC) show that of those tested who had influenza, 32% had received the vaccination . This suggests that one in three had no benefit. Furthermore influenza may not be as dangerous to our elderly population as is made out by authorities.

There is evidence from some authorities to suggest flu shots themselves might be dangerous so why are children and pregnant women being encouraged to have the vaccination when it may be no more effective than placebo? (3)

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Pollution - an underestimated health hazard? - (January 2014)

This week The British Heart Foundation has highlighted research by Prof. David Newby on arterial disease. The study focussed on 100,000 people and looked at how arterial disease was effected by air bourn pollution.

Pollutants damage the inner lining of arteries (the endothelium) causing the repairing cholesterol to stick to the walls and potentially block the artery.

No surprise that they found a 13% increase in disease in those exposed to toxins and contamination. Not a marked increase in risk, they argue, but let's consider some other facts, including how pollution is associated with other areas of health.

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Healthy Aging - Screening To Analyse Your Health Risks - (December 2013)

Knowing which part of your body might be aging faster than others can provide valuable information on how to protect against premature age related health issues and encourage good health into our latter years.

I have designed specific programs to help us achieve and maintain Optimum Performance and analyse risks. In Chapter 1 - 'Know Your Body'. of my new book 'Live Longer, Live Younger' I expand fully on various programs from which you can choose the level of screening appropriate for you.

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Vitamin D - (December 2012)

Finally, the media and the medical world is waking up to what doctors and scientists with knowledge in nutrition have been saying for over 40 years – our health suffers unnecessarily due to a lack of Vitamin D – the “Sunshine vitamin”.

It is so important to get enough sun and to eat a diet rich in Vitamin D as all the following diseases are associated with deficiency:

Diabetes
Osteoporosis
Arthritis
Coughs and colds
Heart disease
Increase risk of stroke
Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
Cancer
Various skin diseases
Rickets
Multiple sclerosis

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Vitamin B12 Deficiency - (November 2012)

Are you struggling with any of the following ?

Unexplained tiredness Foggy thinking and concentration
Breathlessness Ridged nails
Swollen or sore tongue Pins and needles
Balance problems or unsteadiness Tinnitus
Skin problems such as rosacea or psoriasis Mood swings
Memory loss Hair loss


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Is your home making you ill?

We may be exposed to over 700,000 chemicals a day in our homes.

Our clothes and furniture are impregnated with pesticides (when did any of us last see a mothball?) and fire retardants are added to household fabrics. Even the wood in our house is full of preservative. Our computers, when on and hot, are releasing volatile oxidative compounds, and when we heat our wonderfully well-insulated houses all of these chemicals vaporise and release into the draft-free, airless atmosphere.

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