March 2nd, 201001044An Australian study has criticized doctors for not prescribing enough pills to treat risk factors for disease.Yet it makes no recommendations about doctors advising their patients about things they can do to be healthy without drugs.
February 26th, 201042406ADHD has been over diagnosed and children in particular have been over medicated.New research shows that the drugs not only do not help.they make school performance worse.There are better ways to help our children.
February 24th, 201011022Swine flu or H1N1 continues to be a non event except in the minds of health authorities who will not accept that they got it wrong.There is a lot of unused vaccine on government shelves. Meanwhile there are simple things you can do to bolster your immune system and hence be less likely to get any viral illness.
February 22nd, 201011132As babies we learn to walk by the feedback our brain gets from falling.In life we learn from our literal and metaphorical falls.When governments think that they can protect us from falling they are not only wrong but do us a major dis-service.
February 19th, 201001236The basis of using drugs in children with ADHD has always been that it improves their school grades.For the first time a long term(nine year) study has shown that not only do the children not do better they do significantly worse.In addition there is an increase in blood pressure which does not go away when medication is stopped. There...
February 16th, 201001069There is much debate about what is the right legal age to drink alcohol.These arguments miss the main point.Teaching our children about use of alcohol safely is no different to teaching them how to use a knife safely.It revolves around setting a good example
February 12th, 20100995Childhood obesity is the responsibility of parents ,families and individuals.Government can support but can not fix the problem.Small changes can make a big and lasting difference
February 9th, 201001086Lets face it.Smoking is bad for you.Yet the notion that people will suddenly start smoking because one character in a popular movie smokes is ridiculous.Smoking o not smokingis a choice
February 8th, 201011185Health reform is on everyone's lips. Whilst it is assumed that costs will continue to rise it is simple to be healthy and not rely on expensive treatments.Learn how to be healthy with a do it yourself health approach.