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Cholesterol confusion Re the letter ‘EFAs sorted my cholesterol’ in WDDTY vol 16 no 9, the cholesterol levels are meaningless to me, and probably to some other readers, too, as they are given in mg/dL. It would have been h... In praise of vitamin c I was glad to see you write about some of the benefits of high-dose vitamin C (WDDTY vol 16 no 11). It’s very sad that drug-company propaganda has made people more afraid of natural remedies than drug... Me is not all in the head As a subscriber to WDDTY and someone who has been badly affected by the illness ME [myalgic encephalomyelitis] for almost 15 years, I was astonished and disappointed to read ‘Epidemic by hysteria’ on... Therapy for psychosomatics I am a research psychologist and psychotherapist. I liked ‘Finding the cancer soul’ (viewpoint in WDDTY vol 16 no 7) very much. Indeed, it speaks of certain ‘truths’ about cancer. Man-made epidemics Re avian flu in WDDTY vol 16 no 9, there have been several epidemics and medical scares in my lifetime, and it would seem that most of these are man-made. When you think of the deplorable state that c... Alternatives to soy milk Re soy (WDDTY vol 16 no 8), my wife and I never normally eat soy products. What does concern us is that soy milk in our tea is an integral part of our diet. More on homeopathy, please I was refiling WDDTY vol 15 no 8, when it fell open to page 8, where two headlines are ‘Polycystic problems’ and ‘Chronic cold sores’. Boron for osteoporosis Re osteoporosis (WDDTY vol 16 no 5, page 12), boron (as Osteo-Trace) has been used for years for both arthritis and osteoporosis - and without side-effects. Efas sorted my cholesterol I’m a 59-year-old woman whose total cholesterol had been around 250 mg/ dL for several years. Last year, it was 254 mg/dL. My triglycericides were high, as was my LDL [the ‘bad’ low-density lipoprotei... Flu an easy nut to crack Re A.G.’s letter, ‘Preparing for winter’, in WDDTY vol 16 no 7, up until two years go, I, too, was prone to colds and flu at this time of the year. I tried supplements, homeopathy, antibiotics and eve...

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27 Jun 2014 | Adverse Reactions (Caitlin Hubbard)

Beyond your genes

When it comes to cancer, modern medicine is in firm denial. For all the triumphalism over the latest claims that approximately 50 per cent of people survive cancer for at least 10 years, the bald fact... more »

30 May 2014 | Adverse Reactions (Caitlin Hubbard)

Catching it early

It’s all over the newspapers.  Deaths from breast cancer have almost been halved, and the bow belongs to screening with routine mammography. So persuasive is the catch-it-early argument tha... more »

28 Apr 2014 | Adverse Reactions (Caitlin Hubbard)

Farsighted

Failing eyesight has become so closely associated with old age that medicine has applied a number of adjectives synonymous with ‘geriatric’ to conditions like ‘age-related macular de... more »

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03:30 | Proof! Discussion (drbobrichmond@gmail.com)

Crib death !!

Where have you Brits been for the last 30 yrs? crib death has nothing to do with parents sleeping with the baby......period! There was a study decades ago taking cases from the UK, Australia and NZ. O... more »

14:35 | Health Conditions (KiwiGal)

Re: Homeopathic vaccination fo...

Mumps is a virus. Get hold of a Bob Beck virus buster (easy to find on the Internet and plenty of demonstrations on You Tube). Someone I know made up one based on this info and gave it to his friend t... more »

09:15 | Health Conditions (henryknotes@gmail.com)

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