The British medical journal has an excellent debate between Dr. Peter Fisher, director of research, Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, London and Edzard Ernst, emeritus professor, University of Exeter on the topic of doctors recommending Homeopathy.
The debate is available below in mp3 format for our subscribers to gain a better understanding of both sides of the argument and how to better address critics of Homeopathy.
Peter Fisher presents extremely supporting arguments for the efficacy of homeopathy which can be found in this recording. Fisher says “Homeopathy is part of a family of toxicological and pharmacological phenomena that are attracting growing interest, characterised by secondary, reverse, or paradoxical reactions to drugs or toxins as a function of dose or time or both. These include hormesis (the paradoxical, stimulatory, or beneficial effect of low doses of toxins), paradoxical pharmacology, and rebound effects.
The controversial element of homeopathy is that some medicines are highly dilute, including “ultra-molecular” dilutions, in which it is highly unlikely that any of the original material is present. This is a major scientific concern and the source of the view that homeopathy “doesn’t work because it can’t work.”
However, recent in vitro research shows repeatable effects (for instance, inhibition of basophil degranulation by highly dilute histamine1) while basic physical research shows that the homeopathic manufacturing process changes the structure of the diluent, including the formation of nanoparticles of silica and gas.2 The physical research is of little clinical relevance but provides a possible mechanism of action for the controversial high dilutions.”
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A recent Ontario study found that early-stage breast imaging after diagnosis is more common, even though guidelines recommend against it.
CBC’s Melanie Glanz found that “most provincial, national and international guidelines do not recommend X-rays for those with early stage, operable breast cancer with no symptoms, because the likelihood of a scan picking up evidence of the cancer spreading has been established in medical literature as extremely low.”
The complete article can be found here: Needless breast imaging
Ever wonder why you constantly feel hungry even after eating regular and healthy portions of food? Lack of sleep, lack of protein, excess stress and starchy carbohydrates are some of the more common reasons why. Esther Crain of Health.com shares some valuable insight regarding how our minds and hormones trick us into believing we are still hungry based on our behaviors. She highlights 11 issues including:
- You are dehydrated
- You are a restless sleeper
- You load up on starchy carbs
- You are a stress case
- You drink too much alcohol
- You need to eat more protein
- You are not eating enough fat
- You skip meals
- You are bombarded with food images
- You inhale your food
- You are on certain medications
For the full article visit: http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/11/health/always-hungry/index.html
A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study carried out in Mexico City and published on Mar. 13 compared the effects of treatment of post-menopausal depression with fluoxetine and individualized homeopathic medicines.
The women, all diagnosed with moderate to severe depression, were treated for six weeks and then their progress was measured on three different depression scales.
Conclusions: “Homeopathy and fluoxetine are effective and safe antidepressants for climacteric women. Homeopathy and fluoxetine were significantly different from placebo in response definition only. Homeopathy, but not fluoxetine, improves menopausal symptoms scored by Greene Climacteric Scale.”
The full link can be found here: Homeopathic Treatment and Fluoxetine in the treatment of menopausal depression