January 2021 / 73 posts found

VAT on health supplements

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Sir, – The mainstream media outlets – and just about everybody else – have become eerily quiet on the topic of VAT on health supplements in Ireland. One result of this apparent indifference is that Revenue seems to be going ahead with adding an extra 23 per cent VAT on health supplements in Ireland. The recent budget raises the question as to whether this tax on people in need will be used to finance the Government’s other health policies, such as the reduction in prescription costs. Revenue’s initiative will make health supplements – and thereby good health – unaffordable for […]

I Agree with Dr. Fauci on Post COVID Syndrome…Mostly | Sanctuary Functional Medicine

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2.7kviews It takes guts to admit when you are wrong. I humbly admit that I finally agree with Dr. Fauci on something.  Okay, if you don’t know already, I am very frustrated with the flip-flopping of our so called medical experts in government.  Dr. Fauci has gone back and forth on multiple topics, but I think he hit the nail on the head this time.  Given that I know he won’t take this to the logical conclusions, let me add this post to finish off Post COVID Syndrome. COVID 19 has dominated the news headlines, family conversations, and social media […]

Australia has no remaining coronavirus hotspots says Health Minister Greg Hunt | Daily Mail Online

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Australia no longer has any coronavirus hotspots but Health Minister Greg Hunt has warned the country is ‘not out of the woods yet’.  Mr Hunt said the removal of defined hotspots following just one case of community transmission in the past three days shows the nation is ‘containing the virus’. He said Australia’s response to the deadly virus ‘had been tested and tested again and continues to function’, as health authorities had been up to the task.  ‘We’ve had outbreaks in South Australia recently, in New South Wales, in Queensland. And in Victoria,’ he said.  ‘All of them have responded […]

One Year, 400,000 Coronavirus Deaths: How the U.S. Guaranteed Its Own Failure – The New York Times

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The incoming president, Joseph R. Biden Jr., has said he will reassert a federal strategy to bring the virus under control, including a call for everyone to wear masks over the next 100 days and a coordinated plan to widen the delivery of vaccines. “We will manage the hell out of this operation,” Mr. Biden said on Friday. “Our administration will lead with science and scientists.” The strategy signals a shift from the past year, during which the Trump administration largely delegated responsibility for controlling the virus and reopening the economy to 50 governors, fracturing the nation’s response. Interviews with […]

6 Things to Look For When Buying Health Supplements | FOOD MATTERS®

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Everybody is different, and everyone has varying needs. What your body requires to reach optimal daily health can be totally different to someone else. But there are a few things to keep in mind when selecting which supplements are the perfect fit for you. As a general guide, we make sure to tick these 6 boxes before trying anything new: 1. Natural Or High-Quality Synthetic Ingredients When it comes to choosing your day-to-day supplements, always do your best to find natural food derived options instead of those that are separated from the other life-giving nutrients. Opt for organic where possible, and […]

Choline May Prevent Alzheimer’s | Sanctuary Functional Medicine

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          With growing epidemic of Alzheimer’s disease and its potential for impact at both an individual and societal level, great efforts go into research towards prevention and cure.  The ability to slow or reverse the disease would make the headlines, yet prevention would be a more worthy goal if at all possible.  Researchers from the Arizona State University -Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center (NDRC) aimed at either of these goals or both with studies that looked at the effect of choline intake on a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease.              They reported that the genetically programmed […]

92 Alkaline Foods That Fight Cancer, Inflammation, Diabetes and Heart Disease

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Human life, just like all life on earth, depends on appropriate pH levels in and around living organisms and cells. For us, a tightly controlled pH level in the serum of about 7.4 – that’s a slightly alkaline range – is needed in order to ensure survival. Increasing industrialization, especially in developed nations like the United States, has lead to increasing CO2 deposition – resulting in the pH of the ocean dropping from 8.2 to 8.1, a change which has had a negative impact on marine life. Even the pH balance of the soil we grow our food in has […]

1 in 3 L.A. County residents have been infected by coronavirus since pandemic began, new estimate shows

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One in three Los Angeles County residents have been infected with the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic, according to new estimates by county scientists, an astonishing sign of how rapidly the virus is spreading in the hard-hit region. The estimate, based on scientific modeling, means officials believe more than 3 million of L.A. County’s 10 million residents have been infected with the coronavirus, including nearly 13,000 who have died. That’s more than triple the cumulative number of coronavirus cases that have been confirmed by testing. Officials have long believed that testing only captures a certain percentage of those […]

Ice cream from China contaminated with coronavirus: report

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FOX News correspondent Jonathan Serrie has the latest from Atlanta on ‘Special Report’ Three samples of ice cream from a Chinese company tested positive for COVID-19, and thousands of boxes of the dessert have been confiscated as a result.  The contaminated ice cream caused Tianjin Daqiaodao Food Company to dump 2,089 boxes of the product, although officials believe more than double that amount — 4,836 boxes — has been contaminated, Sky News reported.  More than half the total boxes had already been distributed for sale when the positive tests were discovered. Market regulation authorities in other provinces outside Tianjin where the ice cream […]

12 Natural Cure For Thyroid Nodules – How To Cure Thyroid Nodules Naturally | Herbal Supplements

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Thyroid nodules are very common in men and women, but seem to occur more in women. These can be solid or fluid inside, and develop in your thyroid. Sometimes they are visible from outside as a swelling on the neck, but they can also be deep within your thyroid and can only be seen when an ultrasound is done. Thyroid nodules can be in different sizes and may be just one or quite a few. These are mostly non-cancerous, and only 5 to 10% cases are diagnosed as cancerous. Sometimes the doctors advise surgery or radioactive iodine treatment for thyroid […]