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September 2003 (Vol. 14 Issue 6)

MagazineSeptember 2003 (Vol. 14 Issue 6)

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FEATURE Effects of water flouridation on thyroid problems

Water fluoridation will increase thyroid problemsI read with great interest and concern Doris Jones' excellent article concerning fluoridation (WDDTY vol 14 no 4), but she may not have had the space to include the effect of fluorides on thyroid function

FEATURE The case for environmental triggers

Parkinson's disease (PD) is found throughout the world and is thought to affect one or two people in every 1000

FEATURE Beware of the twiddler

Diseases change with the times, it seems

FEATURE Take vitamin e with your essential fats

Re your report on essential fatty acids (WDDTY vol 14 no 2), we know that EFAs are fragile and easily oxidised, so people who consume oils need to have plenty of vitamin E, from a natural source, as this antioxidant is fat-soluble

FEATURE Can statins cause shingles?

Statins (HMG-CoA-reductase inhibitors) are known to cause a form of muscle pain and weakness, liver abnormalities and, in severe cases, rhabdomyolysis, a muscle condition that can lead to kidney failure

FEATURE Cooked oils and seeds are not healthy foods

I would like to correct Dr Russell Blaylock, who wrote about nutritional shields against modern warfare (WDDTY vol 14 no 1)

FEATURE Summer colds and flu

There's nothing worse than a summer cold, particularly when the weather is scorching

FEATURE Can statins cause shingles?

Heart failure is epidemic in the UK and US, and so is statin use

FEATURE Treating parkinson's naturally

The key to treating Parkinson's disease is to enhance the patient's quality of life and wellbeing by focusing on a high-quality diet, a good daily multivitamin, effective stress control and, where appropriate, a programme of exercise

FEATURE Can statins cause shingles?

My husband, 57, is a sensible weight, and follows a healthy diet - no fat - only fish, and organic fruit and vegetables

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