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December 2000 (Vol. 11 Issue 9)

MagazineDecember 2000 (Vol. 11 Issue 9)

This issue

FEATURE Overdosed and docile

Q-Can you tell me about the drug Melleril, please? My handicapped daughter was put on 150 mg a day which has been reduced to 50 mg twice daily

FEATURE Tranquillisers in pregnancy also cause autism

Congratulations to Paul Shattock on his article (WDDTY, vol 11 no 6) regarding the real causes of autism

FEATURE Fluorosis and faint praise

The Systematic Review of Water Fluoridation commissioned last summer by the Department of Health has reported at last (BMJ, 6 October 2000 and NHS CRD Report No 18)

FEATURE Autism: another gut hunch

Paul Shattock's article (WDDTY vol 11 no 6) says that autism is "all in the gut" due to the "inadequacy of the enzymes ordinarily responsible for" the breakdown of food

FEATURE Hormones in herbs or drugs don't imitate mother nature

Re phytoestrogens (WDDTY, vol 11 no 5), there is a meaningful difference between natural and synthetic hormones, and an even greater difference between phytotherapy and phytonutrition

FEATURE What causes diabetes?

Only around 10 per cent of type I diabetics have a family history of the disease


Medicine is always on the look out for a wonder drug that can miraculously tackle anything it's put up against

FEATURE The scandal of human insulin

The drugs industry rushed the new 'human insulin' onto the market and forced out animal insulin, leaving many diabetics far more ill and now with no alternative form of insulin

FEATURE But where is the herbal research

I normally enjoy reading WDDTY, but I was extremely disappointed with the phytoestrogen article (WDDTY, vol 11 no 5)

FEATURE More toothpaste that doesn't contain sls

Thanks to your many readers who contacted us about our range of Hollytrees toothpaste, mouthwash and deodorant

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