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June 2010 - Dec 2013

Minimizing breast cancer risk

May 2010

Time to move beyond salt ?

Salt hypothesis vs. reality

Is sodium bad?

April 2010

Salt studies: the latest score

From Dahl to INTERSALT

Salt hypothesis' story

March 2010

Salt war

Do bone drugs work?

Diabetes vs. drugs, 3:0?

February 2010

The MMR vaccine war: Wakefield vs. ?

Wakefield proceedings: an exception?

Who's afraid of a littl' 1998 study?

January 2010

Antibiotic children

Physical activity benefits late-life health

Healthier life for New Year's resolution


December 2009

Autism epidemic worsening: CDC report

Rosuvastatin indication broadened

High-protein diet effects


November 2009

Folic acid cancer risk

Folic acid studies: message in a bottle?

Sweet, short life on a sugary diet


October 2009

Smoking health hazards: no dose-response

C. difficile warning

Asthma risk and waist size in women


September 2009

Antioxidants' melanoma risk: 4-fold or none?

Murky waters of vitamin D status

Is vitamin D deficiency hurting you?


August 2009

Pill-crushing children

New gut test for children and adults

Unhealthy habits - whistling past the graveyard?


July 2009

Asthma solution - between two opposites that don't attract

Light wave therapy - how does it actually work?

Hodgkin's lymphoma in children: better alternatives


June 2009

Hodgkin's, kids, and the abuse of power

Efficacy and safety of the conventional treatment for Hodgkin's:
behind the hype

Long-term mortality and morbidity after conventional treatments for pediatric Hodgkin's


May 2009

Late health effects of the toxicity of the conventional treatment for Hodgkin's

Daniel's true 5-year chances with the conventional treatment for Hodgkin's

Daniel Hauser Hodgkin's case: child protection or medical oppression?

April 2009

Protection from EMF: you're on your own

EMF pollution battle: same old...

EMF health threat and the politics of status quo

March 2009

Electromagnetic danger? No such thing, in our view...

EMF safety standards: are they safe?

Power-frequency field exposure

February 2009

Electricity and health

Electromagnetic spectrum: health connection

Is power pollution making you sick?

January 2009

Pneumococcal vaccine for adults useless?

DHA in brain development study - why not boys?

HRT shrinks brains


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Disease symptoms - solving the symptom puzzle

Experiencing symptom of an illness is always disturbing. What it could be? Maybe that symptom reference book you've happened to have at hand holds the answer? Or should you try an online symptom diagnosis tool? Should you wait a little for it to go away? Or should you cut short the guessing game and go straight to your doctor?

Whatever you do, finding the answer may be far from easy. Even if it is as simple to diagnose as common flu,

why is it that it was you that had it contracted,
and not the person next to you?

Of course, most likely it was due to your immune system being weaker. But what caused the weakness? That may be - and often time is - result of a significant underlying health condition. Despite that, no doctor will "bother" with it; with some rest, maybe added pain-killer and anti-viral medication, you'll be back to "old you" in a few days.

Aside that the "old you" was a part of the problem, what do we do with diseases than don't go away? Official medicine only cures infectious diseases, if the agent is known, and the killer-drug available. Vast majority of degenerative diseases, which make roughly 90% of all diseases, are not cured, rather treated, not seldom for lifetime.

But you don't want lifetime of drugs,

you want to be healthy again!

And that takes finding and addressing the cause. So the question is: how to link symptoms of a disease to their actual cause? What is causing diseases? If your diagnosis is, say, arthritis, what could be causing it?

Let's see. It could be caused by mineral deficiency, or imbalance (high or low phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, chloride, copper, molybdenum, vanadium, high iron or selenium, low sulfur or sodium); or it can be vitamin deficiency, or imbalance (low or high B5, low K or high A)18; or either high or low stomach acid; or it may be glycoalkaloids (nightshade) toxicity. Or it could be formaldehyde, fluoride, cadmium, or some other - or others - accumulated environmental toxin.

Or it can be a combination of any of them. Or it could be still something else.

Even seemingly as simple ailment as acne has many possible causes: low mineral/vitamin levels (manganese, chlorine, magnesium, vitamin A, B2, B6, C, E), high or low iron, zinc, or B5, or maybe high lecithin, choline, biotin, B1, B15, bromine, iodine, tin or nickel. It can also result from high sugar intake, or high fat intake, as well as high intake of supplements like acidophilus, N-acetyl cysteine, or colostrums18. It can also be caused by food or chemical sensitivity, which may and may not be directly related to mineral and vitamin imbalances.

These two examples illustrate well enough how futile it can be to treat ailments and diseases without knowing their actual cause. And the only way to establish such cause - and solve the symptom puzzle - is

by using proper medical tests,

beginning with those appropriate for the most likely cause.

First indications of the possible cause of a disease come from relating the symptoms to your medical history, lifestyle and dietary habits. However, they don't amount to more than a guess, until you know at least your nutrient status (minerals, vitamins, amino and fatty acids). If significant imbalances are present, the priority is to have them corrected. If that results in symptom withdrawal, so much the better. If not, the next most likely cause should be tested for.

The bottom line is: no one can heal without correcting serious nutritional imbalances first. Same goes for any serious chronic disturbance in digestion; not only that it takes from your nutritional intake, it also puts large burden on your detox and immune systems.

After you rule out nutritional deficiency/imbalance and digestive disturbance (Candida, leaky gut, enzymatic insufficiency, low/high acid), you may go on to check out your metabolic efficiency, food and chemical sensitivities, heavy metal and pesticide toxicity - as indicated by the most probable cause.

Don't turn deaf ear to your gut feeling, whatever it is that it's telling you. Very often it points to the right direction.