Cancer survivors benefit from nutrient supplementation
People diagnosed with cancer can often suffer from nutrient deficiencies both due to their illness and its treatment. A new study published in Cancers journal and funded by supplement manufacturer, Pharmavite, found dietary supplements provide a cost effective way for cancer survivors, who are often prone to malnutrition, to achieve an improved level of health, reduced risk of being hospitalised and improved quality of life compared to those not taking supplements
Eating sweeteners in pregnancy increase babies risk of becoming obese
Women who eat non-nutritive sweeteners (NNSs) during pregnancy could be putting their baby at risk of becoming obese later in life. Researchers publishing in Frontiers in Nutrition fed obese pregnant rats aspartame and stevia. The offspring of rats fed NNSs were carrying additional weight and found to have altered gut microbiomes, which the researchers believe contributed to the increased weight of the pups. Previous studies in humans have shown a direct link between the consumption of NNSs and an increased risk of becoming obese. Yet governments and food manufacturers continue to focus on the reformulation of highly processed foods, to eliminate sugar by replacing it with NNSs, in order to combat the very issue it promotes.
CBD to be classified as novel food in EU
The European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) is widely expected to make an announcement on the novel food status of cannabidiol (CBD) that will help with the submission of future novel food applications. The move comes after the European Commission suspended the review of more than 50 applications for novel food status, as it decided whether CBD should be treated as a narcotic drug. The change in approach comes following a ruling by the European Union’s top court that CBD can be traded freely among EU member states because it isn’t a narcotic. Commission Spokesman, Stefan de Keersmaecker said that CBD now qualifies as a food and that the authorisation process for CBD as a novel food can resume.
Dementia rates set to triple
Levels of dementia across the world are predicted to triple by 2050. The predictions come in a recent study released as part of the Global Burden of Disease study published in The Lancet. The largest growth is expected to occur in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. The main drivers of the increase, shown by this study, are being attributed to increasing levels of obesity and diabetes along with smoking. The prediction highlights the urgent need for a change in how we view and manage our health, particularly as two of the main factors cited, are both preventable and reversible through diet and lifestyle changes.
Warnings needed over dangers of UPFs
Consumers need to be warned about the dangers of ultra-processed foods (UPFs). Researchers publishing in BMJ Global Health say it’s time for governments to take action to educate individuals about the harms to health from UPFs and introduce policies designed to reduce the consumption of such ‘foods’. They recommend that tobacco style warnings on packaging along with new front of package nutrient labels should be implmented. Given we’re at the beginning of a New Year, it’s a perfect time to reset and move forward with a clean slate that allows you to focus on making the kind of changes needed to access vibrant health.
Stop fluoridation of UK water
The UK government is planning to mass medicate residents in England by introducing water fluoridation to all areas, without informing the public at large. Far from being the panacea to reverse and prevent tooth decay, fluoride, in the form used for water fluoridation, is highly toxic and damaging to health. A petition has been launched to collect enough signatures to trigger a debate in parliament about a medical intervention being forced on people without their knowledge, that has the potential to seriously damage health. You can also send a ‘postcard’ to your MP — free supplies of which can be obtained by calling Sian Winstanley on +44 (0)1246 473902. This month's issue of Caduceus magazine features an article from ANH executive coordinator, Meleni Aldridge, on the health benefits of the fourth phase of water and how it functions at a cellular level. Water is so fundamental to life and could be made toxic by the introduction of fluoride into the water supply in England.
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20 January 2022 at 8:22 pm
I was wondering if there is any other way to get this anti-fluoride "postcard"? Surely Sian Winstanley doesn't want to be phoned by all and sundry? I remember fighting this years ago when it was suggested that fluoride be added to the water system in London, but I can't lay my hands on the information I had then. I do know though, that fluoride was given years ago as a treatment to people with an over-active thyroid - (hyperthyroidism). It is the last thing you want if you are hypothyroid and there are more instances of hypothyroidism in parts of the UK where fluoride is added to the water.
Melissa Smith https://www.anhinternational.org
24 January 2022 at 7:45 am
Hi Alison, Sian Winstanley doesn't use email so the only way that we're aware of currently to get the postcards is to phone Sian direct, which she has requested.
Trevor G Jones
20 January 2022 at 9:25 pm
Another Government crazy idea of putting fluoride in the water supply. How many people is that going to harm?. Are they trying to kill us all off?.
At the end of the day it is a poison and will slowly poison our children during their lifetime. It should not be mass medication anyway with anything.
It does not bother me as I have a reverse osmosis system in my house which takes almost everything out of the drinking water. Thank goodness I installed that some years ago.
Rodney Robinson www.holistictherapypractice.com
21 January 2022 at 11:15 am
No way can the future predictions of dementia increase be attributed to obesity, diabetes and smoking alone. The incidence has already increased at an astronomical rate over the past 20 years now this prediction that it will triple by 2050: I just don't beleive it. Just as the rate of cancer increase has gone from 1:20, 30 years ago to more than 1:3 now (Dementia has a similar although slightly less pattern of increase) these predisposing factors (the same ones they always use) are being used to hide something which I believe to be the increase in background non-ionising radiation over this period.
Meleni Aldridge https://www.anhinternational.org
21 January 2022 at 6:34 pm
We agree with you Rodney, that causes of dementia and other neurological degenerative conditions are multi-factorial. We were actually just reporting on the findings of the GBS study, which typically have numerous limitations, not least of which, they fail to look at upstream triggers, mediators and perpetuators, and the causes of the 'cause'.
24 January 2022 at 12:03 am
Re the Lancet study on dementia, I noticed that the funding was from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Gates Ventures...hardly unbiased!
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