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September 2000 (Vol. 11 Issue 6)

MagazineSeptember 2000 (Vol. 11 Issue 6)

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FEATURE Food irradiation

Q-Have you come across research or tests on the light (laser) that is shone on our food to read the bar code in shops? I understand that, though not as bad as x-rays, it does take out some of the energy (and is distinctly not advised for homoeopathic remedies)

FEATURE Flouride is not the only poison in toothpaste

On the subject of toothpaste, your readers may be interested to know that flouride isn't the only ingredient that can damage their health

FEATURE Boron-the forgotten mineral

Boron is a trace mineral which, until recently, was largely ignored by the scientific community

FEATURE Scientifically proven alternatives to conventional medicine

Inevitably, families on holiday encounter small and large emergencies, and often don't have the health professionals on hand to help

FEATURE Which came first: the solution or the problem?

Interestingly, in the same study, women 45 years or older who were not taking replacement hormones were significantly less likely to experience symptoms of severe oestrogen deficiency than those taking hormones

FEATURE Another product without toothpaste poisons

I was most surprised to see that you missed out Hollytrees Toothpaste in your list of flouride free products

FEATURE Phytoestrogens

Touted as the 'natural cure' for menopause, the high dose plant supplements may have strong oestrogenic effects on the body, with all the dangers of large doses of ordinary oestrogens

FEATURE Getting rid of menopausal symptoms naturally

Eat a variety of foods and increase your intake of plant foods


* Congenital heart disease is less common in infants whose mothers take multivitamins early in pregnancy (Am J Epidemiol, 2000; 151: 878-4), according to US research

FEATURE Hibernating: one riddle of heart disease

General practitioners are in a good position to spot major failings of the medical options available to us

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