A Great View, But Will it Kill You?

A Great View, But Will it Kill You?

What is the greatest threat to having a heart attack, the nation’s number one killer? Ask this question and most people will answer it’s having high blood cholesterol. Or they respond, it’s due to hypertension, obesity, diabetes, or a stressful lifestyle. But suppose you ask what things will improve the chance of surviving coronary attack? I’d predict that after some hesitation the answer will be having someone nearby to administer cardio-pulmonary respiration (CPR). But how…

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The Right Answers about Flu Could save Your Life

The Right Answers about Flu Could save Your Life

“Get the shot”, is the message now the flu season is here. But how effective is the vaccine? What is the chance of a mismatch? Are there serious complications? Should you get your shot at the local pharmacy? Or treat yourself with over-the-counter products? Should you rely on natural remedies? The right answers could save your life. How Effective is the Vaccine? Australia’s flu season, during its winter and our summer, usually predicts what happens…

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The Nitric Oxide Key to Prevent Heart Attack

The Nitric Oxide Key to Prevent Heart Attack

Ask anyone what causes a sudden coronary attack and they will say it’s the result of high blood cholesterol, lack of exercise, obesity or smoking. Now, a report in the publication “LifeExtension” says doctors must start thinking “endothelium”. I’d bet few readers could even spell this word. So why is it so vital? And what natural remedies make it healthy? The endothelium is the ultra-thin, one cell thick, innermost lining of arteries. It produces nitric…

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My Scottish Father Would Roll Over in His Grave

My Scottish Father Would Roll Over in His Grave

Most people know that obesity is a health issue. But how many know that it’s responsible for 95 percent of Type 2 diabetes? Or that 50 percent of diabetes patients die of heart attack? How many readers know how obesity affects surgery? And what would make my father roll over in his grave? For 60 years I’ve seen obesity in children and adults increasing in North America and most of the world. It’s tragic that…

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How “GAADD” Is Slowly Killing North Americans

How “GAADD” Is Slowly Killing North Americans

A wise sage once remarked, “It’s not things you don’t know that gets you into trouble, it’s the things you know for sure that ain’t so!” Most doctors and patients are convinced cholesterol-lowering drugs (CLDs) prevent heart attack. I say, it ain’t so. So what may prove me right? And why is GAADD so important? Fact # One Years ago I interviewed Dr. Linus Pauling, a two-time Nobel Prize winner. He explained that animals make…

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What Did You Learn From Me in 2017?

What Did You Learn From Me in 2017?

I hope my columns during 2017 have helped readers live longer and healthier. So which of the following are true or false? 1. There’s evidence that regular activity lowers the risk of dementia. Also a suggestion that high daily doses of vitamin C can decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. 2. Researchers at The Harvard Medical School report the magical ingredient in fish to decrease the risk of heart disease is omega-3 fatty acids, which…

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Want a Pet? The Risk and Benefit

Want a Pet? The Risk and Benefit

Who doesn’t love the pet who lavishes unconditional affection through thick and thin? President Harry Truman, while coping with the lonely responsibilities of his job, remarked, “If you want a friend in Washington, buy a dog!” But there are risks and responsibilities in pet ownership. It’s a matter worth considering since about 57 percent of North Americans own a pet.           In the Canadian Medical Association Journal, Dr. Paul Cherniack and Angela Cherniack discuss some…

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We need More Love in the Christmas Stocking-The Doctor Game – W. Gifford-Jones M.D

We need More Love in the Christmas Stocking-The Doctor Game – W. Gifford-Jones M.D

What does this world need more than anything else this Christmas? It needs gifts of love, empathy, civility, less hatred, less poverty and less environmental pollution, destruction of guns and missiles before it becomes too late. It needs a mindful civilization that cares about every human being. And it must start with individual families and end with politicians throughout the world who control nuclear weapons. I enjoy the festivities of the Christmas season. For a…

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Hazards of Travel – The Doctor Game – W. Gifford-Jones M.D

Hazards of Travel – The Doctor Game – W. Gifford-Jones M.D

  I’m sure many readers love to travel. I do too! After all, travel is associated with fun, education and happy times. No one intentionally leaves home to have a bad time. But travel can sometimes result in a “pukefest”, be outright dangerous and occasionally fatal. So how can the hazards be avoided? Flying to your Destination           Some people have a fear of flying, especially to a destination when newspaper headlines have described a…

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Gifford-Jones, “I Wish He’d taught me at The Harvard Medical School”

Gifford-Jones, “I Wish He’d taught me at The Harvard Medical School”

This week I interviewed Dr. Andrew Saul, an international authority on nutrition and vitamin therapy, and Editor of The Orthomolecular Medical News Service. Saul believes the greatest medical dangers today are the epidemic of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, overuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and neglect of natural remedies. These, he says, will be the medical tsunami for our Health Care System. So I asked Dr. Saul to elaborate some of these pitfalls. Saul immediately…

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