Most of us who have delayed childbearing live with the spectre of Down's Syndrome and many congenital deformities automatically increasing with our advancing age, particularly for first birth. In ...
For 20 years, I have had angina as a side-effect of thyroxine (a hormone therapy for an underactive thyroid). Do you know of any way to counteract or prevent this pain? - Shirley Kingsley, via e-mail
Although many doctors still don’t believe it, studies show that changing your diet can help alleviate arthritic symptoms (Lancet, 1986; i: 236-8).
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that enhances immune function, and protects against cancer, heart disease, diabetic retinopathy and kidney disease. Very high doses (1800 IU/day) may reverse diabetic retinopathy and kidney disease. Vitamin C, another...
Q My 26-month-old daughter has a persistent greenish-gray coating, with red patches, on her tongue. Her breath is also quite bad. An otherwise healthy child, she developed problems after her Hib jab at four months,
For a properly functioning immune system, consider the following nutrients:
Diet plays an integral role in allergy/sensitivity-type disorders such as atopic and allergic contact eczema. While the buildup of chemicals in the body puts increasing stress on the immune system, a nutrient-deficient diet weakens immunity even...
Vitamin C maintains healthy blood vessels and prevents fat accumulation (Am J Clin Nutr, 1974; 27: 866-76).
Vitamin E protects blood vessels and prevents blood clots (Int J Vit Nutr Res, 1976; 46: 18-91).
Although prostate cancer is ultimately inevitable if you live long enough, there are many ways to delay its onset or reduce its symptoms:
Doctors sell prostate cancer patients on surgery as the only way to treat the disease once and for all, but evidence is mounting that, in a high percentage of surgery cases, the cancer soon comes back.