Shingles, an acute infection caused by varicella zoster (chickenpox) virus (VZV), can be an excruciating condition with painful skin blisters, generally down one side of the body,
Q I have a friend with muscular dystrophy. He is a young man who developed the disease in the last five years. What can he do to halt the inevitable deterioration? - Sheila Swift, via e-mail
Low intakes of certain vitamins/minerals, such as zinc, vitamin C, manganese and magnesium, can make people as much as five times more likely to develop asthma (Thorax, 1997; 52: 166-70).
Around four years ago, I wrote to you about my experience with Paget’s disease [a form of cancer] (see WDDTY vol 10 no 9). In March 2003, I was seen by a senior oncologist, who confirmed my suspicions that the disease had returned.
While most practitioners, conventional and alternative, focus on fighting heart disease, arthritis and cancer, there is growing concern over the silent epidemic of mental disorders that is becoming one of the most common causes of premature death.
Test-taking anxiety or stress is common among secondary-school and university students. It can be both distressing and debilitating. It is not uncommon for a good student who has had good grades throughout the year
Orthomolecular specialists such as the Pfeiffer Treatment Center in the US and the Optimum Nutrition Institute in the UK offer highly individualised treatment programmes based on nutrition and supplements. At these centres,
Women with PMS can benefit by boosting levels of specific nutrients. * Magnesium deficiency is common among women with PMS (Am J Clin Nutr, 1981; 34: 2364-6; Ann Clin Biochem, 1986; 23: 667-70). Ideally, take 400 mg/day but, in one trial, just 200...
In 1997, the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund (AICR/WCRF) concluded that cancer is preventable. In their 670-page report, Food, Nutrition and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective, they stated that...
Three of the first people in America caught in the AIDS epidemic were told nearly 20 years ago that they’d soon be in their graves.