Most of the problems associated with menopause can be alleviated simply by improving your overall health. Building on a foundation of a varied wholefood diet, you could try to:
Since food, in the main, is no longer very nutritional, your only recourse is to supplement with vitamins and minerals. However, there are certain caveats
The Food Standards Agency website (www.food.gov.uk) has a ‘poll’ on whether people take food supplements.
Re WDDTY vol 14 no 3, while it is true that calcium and magnesium are both needed by humans in a ratio of 2:1 (as found in plant foods), there is much more to be said on this subject.
If the European Union is the school bully when it comes to terrorising alternative medicine, the British Medicines Control Agency is his scrawny sidekick.
* Test for allergies, metal poisoning and other toxins such as pesticides, except in cases of autism. (The effects of autism are due to toxicity of foods, rather than allergies per se, and the tests won’t pick up any reaction.)
It takes a lot these days to floor me, but when I first read Joe Hattersley’s cover story this month, I had to pick my jaw up from where it fell on the floor.
As we face the outbreak of war and, with it, the biological weaponry of modern warfare, many of us may be wondering how we can protect ourselves from the terrifying prospect of a bioterrorist attack.
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
On the back wards, where the sun doesn’t shine, time is measured in the burning of a cigarette. Behind a two-inch-thick steel door and diagnosed with schizophrenia,