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November 1997 (Vol. 8 Issue 8)

MagazineNovember 1997 (Vol. 8 Issue 8)

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FEATURE Alternatives for ear infections

Hearing loss can often be prevented and alleviated through simple dietary and environmental changes

FEATURE Butterfat theory debunked

It was with some amusement that I read Sally Fallon's article, "In Praise of Animal Fats" (WDDTY vol 8 no 5)

FEATURE What causes hearing loss?

Hearing loss at any age can be caused by: measles, mumps and chickenpox, especially if accompanied by a high fever; bacterial meningitis; Lyme disease; aplastic anemia; multiple sclerosis; vascular disease

FEATURE Waving the flag

Has it ever worried you that you haven't the slightest idea what you are eating? Whether animals on your plate were fed antibiotics? Which pesticides were sprayed on your fruit and vegetables? Whether your soy milk derived from genetically engineered

FEATURE Zarfirlukast

The drug zarfirlukast (marketed in the US as Accolate) was on course for full UK approval by the end of the year

FEATURE Hospital horror

Our daughter was born in May 1995

FEATURE Shl: the autoimmune connection

Interferon a protein produced when the body is infected with a virus exerts a powerful immunosuppressant effect of which hearing loss is one of the major side effects (Lancet, 1994; 343: 1134-5)

FEATURE Bugbears of female middle age

Before or around the time of menopause, many women complain of a number of symptoms vaginal dryness, loss of libido, loss of urinary control that seem to signal the start of old age

FEATURE Healthy vegans dispute dairy facts

If animal fats are so essential to health, how come children who have been vegan since early childhood or even before birth grow up into healthy adults?

FEATURE Q-10 saves gums from surgery

Having suffered with gum problems all my life, despite meticulous dental hygiene, and having undergone extensive gum surgery two years ago, I was interested to read your article on gum disease (WDDTY vol 7 no 11)

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