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Why I changed my mind about water fluoridation

19 Mar

Why I changed my mind about water fluoridation

Fluoridation of drinking water is the controlled addition of fluoride to a public water supply to reduce tooth decay. It is hailed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of the ten great public health achievements of the 20th century. The water fluoridation controversy is also one of the most scientifically, ethically and politically contested debates between pro and anti-fluoridation supporters since its introduction to the present day. (more…)

Are we throwing pesticides and precaution into the wind?

6 Nov

Are we throwing pesticides and precaution into the wind?

Almost a decade ago, the European Environment Agency (EEA) published its report titled, Late lessons from early warnings: the precautionary principle 1896-2000. The report is based on selected case studies from the last century detailing how inaction to early warnings resulted in late lessons learned some decades later.
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Get your fats straight about diabetes

17 Sep

Get your fats straight about diabetes

Did you know that traditional Chinese medicine is one of the oldest medical systems in the world, and the first to study endocrinology as early as 200 BC? Resistance to insulin, a hormone that regulates our blood sugar levels, is the reason why people with diabetes see endocrinologists who specialise in hormone related disorders.

Over 85% of people diagnosed with diabetes have type 2 diabetes, which is a preventable lifestyle disease strongly associated with weight gain and obesity. Chinese medicine upholds that a healthy diet which prevents disease is better than the best medicine, so it makes sense to understand the good and bad fats in our diet.
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