The penetrating, meticulously researched and incredible events which transpired to the family of David Finkelstein as related in his riveting and astonishing book Hitler, Stalin, Mum and Dad: A Family Memoir of Miraculous Survival provides context from the 20th century and perspective to present-day violence of authoritarian tyrants. Brutality and wanton murder is not confined to today.
Alarmingly, forty-five per cent of the world's known flowering plants could be threatened by extinction, scientists have warned. Those under threat include orchids, varieties of pineapple, and many important crop species. Of the nearly 19,000 new plants and fungi species discovered since 2020, 77% are thought to be endangered. The study by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, examined research by 200 scientists in 30 countries.
Here are a number of authoritative sites with a non-mainstream take on health news:
John Dee’s Almanac – Do COVID Vaccines Work? (part 13);
Alliance for Natural Health International – Australian GPs banned from using intravenous vitamin C;
Professor Peter C Gøtzsche – Puzzling but important study: Significant more people got COVID-19 when they were vaccinated with a bivalent vaccine than when they were unvaccinated. Study of infections in 2023 in 33 California state prisons (96,201 inmates);
Dr Peter McCullough: "People wanna know, where's the evidence the vaccines are not safe? It's all here in the World Council for Health Pharmacovigilance Report on the Covid-19 vaccines. Download Document: worldcouncilforhealth.org/wp-content/upl
Professor Karol Sikora – 20,000 cancer patients stand to benefit every year from using these wonderful facilities. To have them rotting away is a scandalous waste;
Positive Health PH Online Nov Issue 290 publishes a wide-ranging selection of informative articles discussing a variety of clinical and treatment approaches encompassing Mind / Body / Spirit including Editorial Features, Letters to the Editor, Research Updates and Short Features and Brief Takes
David Markowitz in his article The Dark Night(s) of the Soul shares insights from his wide ranging client experience:
“Deep healing is not just a one night’s event, folks! It’s many. It could be a week or a few weeks. It could be months, or even… years. Decades. Lifetimes.
“I know you may not have enjoyed reading that. I didn’t enjoy typing it! But in this short attention, instant gratification world, we need to remind ourselves that much of the healing we’re seeking isn’t an overnight thing.
“For a few of my current clients, their inner turmoil has lasted quite a while. I assure you it’s no fun for them. A few have been unable to work. Some have lost relationships, and of course they're often frustrated.”
In the article A Woman’s Guide to the Ketogenic Diet, Dott.ssa Mariachiara Ruggiero notes
“A healthy lifestyle, regular physical activity and a balanced diet are the main pillars of our psychophysical wellbeing. In some cases, however, despite a correct diet, our body does not react to stimuli as we would like. This is the case, for example, during the menopause, a delicate period during which, due to the drop in oestrogen, women are subject to changes in weight as well as mood. In this phase of life, the ketogenic diet, a strict dietary regimen in which carbohydrates are severely reduced in favour of proteins and fats, may be useful. This allows the body to reach so-called ketosis in 48/72 hours, a process whereby glycogen reserves (storage sugar) are exhausted and ketones, which are produced in the liver, are used to meet the energy demands of the nervous system.
“Usually, our functional cells use the energy provided by carbohydrates to perform their tasks. In their absence they use ketones as their main energy fuel. In this case, the metabolism changes and is forced to use fats instead of carbohydrates as an engine and alternative source of energy.
“The keto diet is a low-carb, low-calorie diet high in protein and good fats rich in omega-3, which must be included to maintain the state of ketosis. It provides a daily intake of 1200 calories per day, which can become as high as 800-900 in the Very Low Calories Keto Diet.”
The following articles encompass Mind/Body Spiritual/Psychosocial aspects of our health and attitudes:
The Dark Night(s) of the Soul
Mirrored Healing – All About Biofeedback
Developing Healthy Resilience in Young People
The following editorial features express opinions to current health and social attitudes:
Science is the New Church – God Forbid
The Fairy Tale of a Virus Called Coconut
The next group of articles survey advances in cancer, epigenetics and advances in nutrition:
Advancements in Rectal Cancer Treatment: Enhancing and Improving Lives
Does our Current Understanding of Epigenetics Now Expose Neo-Darwinism as Pseudo-Science?
A Woman's Guide To The Ketogenic Diet
Personalized Nutrition Changing Lives
The following editorial features discuss a number of bodywork techniques to enhance our health:
The Ultimate Guide to Cancer-Safe Spa Treatments
Using Hyaluronic Acid for Knee Pain
Letters to the Editor Issue 290 include topics More than a Decade of Dedication to Chemistry Honoured; Stress is Correlated with Cardiovascular Disease, Meningitis, Measles and Covid Could Mean a Perilous Start to School, The Physiological Society Welcomes the Announcement of the UK’s Association with Horizon Europe, Persistent Spike Protein Syndrome : Rapid Resolution with Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation
Research Updates Issue 290 include Research in the following areas: acupuncture, Alzheimer’s and Dementia, antioxidants, anxiety, aromatherapy, cancer, meditation, multiple sclerosis, and women’s health.
I wholeheartedly recommend PH Online November Issue 290 for your enjoyment and clinical instruction.