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In one of my last postings, I focused on Ammonium as one of the toxic ingredients ubiquitous in cleaning reagents, especially window and glass surface cleaners. Ammonium toxicity is mainly associated with respiratory problems. There are hundreds of these toxic ingredients in personal care products. In the current posting I wish to introduce to you one of the hidden toxic ingredients in a number of personal care products as well as medications, vaccines and household utensils. Aluminium is considered by many health care authorities worldwide as a harmless mineral element, used for various purposes in personal care products, vaccines, medicines etc. However, new emerging research points to Aluminium as a harmful mineral element to human health, being of particular concern to the nervous system toxicity, related to alzheimer’s diseases, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis, and also hemotoxic (blood system). If it is true that effective prevention of any health problem is achieved if the cause or causative factors are known, then prevention of many chronic diseases including the ones noted above would be problematic for the mainstream medical and health care approaches to human health. The challenges therefore, with Aluminium linked health problems is that, if health care policy makers consider Aluminium as an inert harmless mineral element, then it won’t be considered as one of the possible causal factors and therefore part of the preventive or therapeutic measures. With growing and widespread documented primary evidence from basic sciences, of the harmful effects of Aluminium to human health, the challenge is left upon us as individuals to ensure that we prevent ourselves from exposure to sources of Aluminium toxins. This means avoiding use of products containing Aluminium, be it household cleaning products, personal care products or food and nutritional supplements. Helpful net resources to help with awareness on health care personal products include the Environmental Working Group website at: https://www.ewg.org/consumer-guides.
The concepts of nature cure as a natural health approach was well elucidated in the early 20th Century by one of the first pioneer authors Henry Lindlahr, in one of his book series of nature cure as follows: “ It is vastly more than a system of curing aches and pains; it is a complete revolution in the art and science of living. It is the practical realization and application of all that is good in natural science, philosophy and religion. “The philosophy of Nature Cure is based on sciences dealing with newly discovered or rediscovered natural laws and principles, and with their application to the phenomena of life and death, health, disease and cure”. Use of nature cure as an enabler for being the boss of your own health (taking charge of your own health) is based on the simplicity of the nature cure approach as compared to the orthodox medical approach in addressing health matters. Lindlahr (1922) argues that nature cure is considered an “exact science”, which reduces com
Most of our health care providers including some M.Ds, nutritionists, dieticians, etc believe and/or would want us to believe that we can get adequate nutrients for optimum health through eating a balanced diet. My guess is such beliefs are based on assumptions derived from Dietary Reference Intake values, accepted as science-based by the biomedical community and policy makers. Of course DRI values are so low that it makes sense to believe that you can meet your nutrient requirement from food intake through eating a variety of foods (given, for example that one orange can provide approx. 65 mg which is within the DRI range for adults). The challenge is: can we achieve optimum health through getting our nutrients from food alone? I argues we don’t, because daily nutrients intake from food alone are ridiculously low ( Hickey and Roberts, 2004), to achieve optimum health. Nutrition is an essential component of our health and that of any living matter. The science of nutrition and heal
The talk of the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine in treatment of COVID-19 is often advocated for by those physicians who use it in combination with Zinc (a common nutritional supplement). Many studies, including a recent report by Horbym and Landray (2020), however have indicated that hydroxychloroquine has not been shown to be effective in treatment of COVID-19. The question then is, on what grounds are those claiming hydroxychloroquine being effective in treatment of coronavirus infection emanating from? Advocates of effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine claim that evidence is obtained from their practical clinical practices. They use hydroxychloroquine in combination with zinc and have witnessed a hands on life-saving experience, attributing treatment success to hydroxychloroquine. However, are these assertions true? Apparently yes - a combination of hydroxychloroquine and zinc is believed to be effective in treating COVID-19, but of the two entities, the main player in the tr