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A sweet solution to Alzheimer’s

The latest evidence suggests that Alzheimer’s disease is, effectively, ‘diabetes’ of the brain. In fact, some researchers claim the two illnesses are so similar that Alzheimer’s should really be called ‘type 3 diabetes’. This might explain why a staggering 70 per cent people suffering from type 2 diabetes go on to develop Alzheimer’s, compared with only 10 per cent of the non-diabetic population who go on to develop the debilitating brain disorder.

A head for herbs

Don’t put up with the pain of migraine, says naturopath Harald Gaier. Try these helpful herbs with a long history of use.

Bugs in the system

New research has revealed how the microbes in our gut influence our central nervous system, and healing these microorganisms may, in turn, be the answer to everything from spinal cord injury and stroke damage to mental illness. Celeste McGovern investigates

Chemo’s early victims

Around 8 per cent of cancer patients are dying within 15 days of starting treatment, a startling new study has discovered

Back in action

Fitness fanatic David Roach was told he’d never exercise again after a back injury. But a therapy called myofascial release gave him his life back.

Latest news

NEWS Toddler dies from mumps virus in MMR vaccine

January 18th 2017 /

The MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine has been directly blamed for the death of a five-year-old boy in the UK. Doctors have confirmed that the boy died from a mumps virus in his brain, which came from the ‘live’ vaccine.

NEWS Taking a multivitamin when you’re pregnant gives your child a year’s head start at school

January 18th 2017 /

Women who take multivitamins when they’re pregnant could give their child a head start at school. It can accelerate the child’s cognitive abilities by a year when they reach the age of nine, say researchers.

NEWS Antidepressants double risk of falls and fractures in Alzheimer’s patients

January 18th 2017 /

Alzheimer’s patients often take an antidepressant—but the drug nearly doubles the risk of a fall and hip fracture. The risk is at its greatest when the person starts taking the medication, but it’s still there even four years later.

NEWS People taking antidepressants ‘for decades’

January 16th 2017 /

People are only supposed to take an antidepressant for a few months—but some never stop and rely on the drugs for decades. Average use is now six months, but 25 per cent are taking them for 15 months, say researchers.

NEWS Even seated yoga helps improve arthritis pain

January 16th 2017

Doing yoga while sitting—known as chair yoga—can ease the pain of osteoarthritis in the lower part of the body, such as the hip, knee, ankle or foot.

Latest features

FEATURE A sweet solution to Alzheimer’s

The latest evidence suggests that Alzheimer’s disease is, effectively, ‘diabetes’ of the brain. In fact, some researchers claim the two illnesses are so similar that Alzheimer’s should really be called ‘type 3 diabetes’. This might explain why a staggering 70 per cent people suffering from type 2 diabetes go on to develop Alzheimer’s, compared with only 10 per cent of the non-diabetic population who go on to develop the debilitating brain disorder.

FEATURE A head for herbs

Don’t put up with the pain of migraine, says naturopath Harald Gaier. Try these helpful herbs with a long history of use.

FEATURE Bugs in the system

New research has revealed how the microbes in our gut influence our central nervous system, and healing these microorganisms may, in turn, be the answer to everything from spinal cord injury and stroke damage to mental illness. Celeste McGovern investigates

FEATURE Chemo’s early victims

Around 8 per cent of cancer patients are dying within 15 days of starting treatment, a startling new study has discovered

FEATURE Back in action

Fitness fanatic David Roach was told he’d never exercise again after a back injury. But a therapy called myofascial release gave him his life back.

FEATURE The Devil’s advocate

An Australian biochemist has developed and championed a revolutionary cure for skin cancer with a cream derived from a little-known nightshade.


Previous features

FEATURE 24 ways to beat arthritis

December 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 9) /

For each day of Christmas, we’ve created an advent calendar of 24 alternatives with solid evidence of success in treating arthritis. Count down the days to being pain-free

FEATURE ‘How I beat chronic fatigue’

December 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 9)

Film PR guru Rebekah Smith suffered from debilitating fatigue for years. But a tailor-made diet programme gave her a second lease on life.

FEATURE Interior remodelling

December 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 9) /

Most doctors misunderstand how to keep osteoporosis at bay. Here’s a simple way to keep your bones strong at any age, says Dr Harald Gaier

FEATURE Led by the nose – New dangers of the flu vaccine

December 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 9) /

The new nasal flu vaccine has already been shelved in the US. Celeste McGovern investigates why you should be wary

FEATURE Rebuild your immune system at any age

December 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 9) /

The body’s first line of defence is the immune system, which wears out as we age. Noted integrated physician Rajendra Sharma explains how to rebuild the wall

FEATURE The secret life of your fillings

December 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 9) /

Even though ‘silver’ fillings contain mercury, they were thought to be safe. But new research suggests that our gut converts the heavy metal into its most health-damaging lethal form

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