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CSIRO gene experiments

The Australian CSIRO has developed a strain of genetically modified wheat which can switch off human genes.  The effects of genetic modification are not known, however, correlations with health issues appear to be more than mere coincidence. Watch the video of how Australian scientists are playing with our genetics.

Halitosis … or just bad breath?

There are few things more unpleasant and uncomfortable in social situations than talking to someone with bad breath.  For many people, grabbing a mint or a piece of gum is quick solutionwhich only masks the problem. This approach often fails to address the root causes of bad breath, which for many people includes dietary deficiency. The reality … Read more

Migraine ‘cure’

The following is an excerpt from GU clinical news release regarding studies into possible treatments for migraine headaches: Following on from the success of this trial at the Griffith Health Institute’s Genomics Research Centre, a further study will hone in on specific supplement dosages tailored to an individual migraine sufferer’s genetic profile. For the final … Read more

When Safe isn’t

During a recent browse in a supermarket, I noticed a well-known baby care range. The bathwash was labeled “Safe for newborn babies”. The following is a list of the ingredients: Water, PEG-80 Sorbitan laurate, Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-150 Distearate, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance [HL20-36715]. PEG stands for propylene … Read more

Allergies

Clemens von Pirquet defined allergy in 1906 as: an acquired, specific, altered capacity of the tissues of the body to react to given substances.  This means that our body is over-reacting to a substance that is normally safe. So what causes our body to over-react in this way?  In order for any allergy to develop, the body’s digestive … Read more