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Diseases Which Could Be Prevented By Plant-Based Diets Are Crippling NHS, Says Doctor – Vegan News, Plant Based Living, Food, Health & more

diseases which could be prevented by plant-based diets are crippling nhs, says doctor – vegan news, plant based living, food, health & more

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‘An increasing number of NHS doctors and staff are frustrated and disillusioned by the prevailing healthcare system’ A group of doctors wants to overhaul the National Health Service (NHS) (Photo: Adobe. Do not use without permission)The NHS is ‘collapsing’ under the weight of chronic diseases many of which could be prevented and treated by addressing diet and lifestyle factors, according to a doctor.Dr. Alicja Baczynska, a Specialist Registrar in Geriatric Medicine, says the current state of the healthcare system – which seeks to treat chronic illness rather than prevent it – is causing frustration and disillusion among an increasing number of NHS doctors and staff.ADVERTISEMENTThanks for watching!Visit WebsiteThe doctor is leading a campaign – alongside Consultant Haematologist, Dr. Shireen Kassam – calling on the government to implement new legislation aimed at overhauling the healthcare system, and focusing on disease prevention.’Unacceptable'”It is unacceptable that the NHS is collapsing under the weight of chronic disease, the majority of which could be prevented and treated by addressing diet and lifestyle factors,” Dr. Baczynska said in a statement sent to Plant Based News.”An increasing number of NHS doctors and staff are frustrated and disillusioned by the prevailing …

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MEDICAL COLUMN: Mental health in the time of the coronavirus

medical column: mental health in the time of the coronavirus

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Self-isolation, quarantine, social distancing – all terms which have recently had a profound impact on how we interact with others at work and in social settings; but what about how we interact with ourselves?  The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience some degree of mental illness each year, with 1 in 25 experiencing serious mental illness. These conditions also affect children and young adults, with 1 in 6 U.S. youth, ages 6-17, experiencing a mental health condition each year.  Even those numbers do not take into account the additional challenges social isolation places on such concerns as receiving adequate health care, assistance with transportation, or support from trusted individuals to help us get through the day.  What happens when you have found a way to function in the world but most or all of those supports are removed?  This is a reality of coping with a mental health condition – or mental illness- in the time of the Coronavirus pandemic.  May is Mental Health Awareness month.  The mental health conditions most commonly diagnosed in our community include but are not limited to disorders such as anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress …

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5 Ways Your Disinfectants Are Harming Your Health | Best Life

5 ways your disinfectants are harming your health | best life

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You probably never thought so much about disinfecting your home, your car, and your personal spaces as much as you have during the coronavirus pandemic. But as well-intentioned as your daily disinfecting may be, your increased use of chemical products to combat COVID-19 isn’t without its own set of potential dangers. “All chemical disinfectants are, by their very nature, potentially harmful or toxic to living organisms—including humans,” says psychiatrist and neurologist Chris Norris, MD.
So, what exactly are disinfectants doing to your body and how can you protect yourself from COVID-19 without putting health on the line? We talked to Norris and other top medical experts to help you stay safe from the coronavirus and the disinfectants you’re using. And for more disinfecting advice, check out The No. 1 Disinfecting Mistake You’re Making Right Now.

Shutterstock”While disinfectants are intended to protect us from getting sick, they’re a bit of a double-edged sword,” says dermatologist Brooke Jackson, MD. “Cleaning of surfaces with disinfectant wipes can disrupt the barrier function of the skin when they cause irritation—including rashes or tiny splits in the skin—that invite pathogens to enter.”
To help avoid this, Jackson recommends using gloves when wiping down …

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Diversification outside travel retail: The Moodie Davitt Virtual Expo Company advances plans – The Moodie Davitt Report

diversification outside travel retail: the moodie davitt virtual expo company advances plans – the moodie davitt report

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INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Davitt Report’s diversification outside travel retail takes a big first step with the launch of Wellbeing World, a Virtual Expo to be held this November and December.
Wellbeing World is, uniquely, both a consumer and trade event. It takes the form of a ten-day live show (2-6 November and 9-13 November) and a month-long follow-up showcase (4 November-18 December).
Themed Eat. Mind. Move. Self. Sleep, it is dedicated to the burgeoning world of wellbeing products & services, from spas and leisure to food and drink; from nutraceuticals to traditional Chinese medicine; all related to themes of physical and mental health. The project is being led by Adele Wolstenhulme, a practising clinical Psycho-neuro-immunologist, nutrition consultant and metabolic balance coach as Wellbeing Director (see her full details below). Associates in other regions will be named soon. For enquries please contact Adele Wolstenhulme at adele@adelewolstenhulme.com or Martin Moodie at Martin@MoodieDavittReport.com

Wellbeing World is part of a stable of events outside travel retail being organised by the newly formed Moodie Davitt Virtual Expo Company. As reported, the new enterprise stemmed from an internal programme called Project Aoraki, designed to explore new opportunities in the face of revenues (though …

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Nurse practitioner opens primary care clinic in Alexandria | Echo Press

nurse practitioner opens primary care clinic in alexandria | echo press

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She said it seemed as if there were constraints in everything, especially time spent with her patients. Lauer, who lives in Alexandria, said the business of health care wasn’t what she wanted for her patients. Lauer worked as a registered nurse at Alomere Health in Alexandria for five years and then she worked as a nurse practitioner in Melrose at the CentraCare family practice clinic. “This is not how family medicine is supposed to be,” said Lauer, a mom of two young sons who received her doctorate in nursing practice in 2016 from North Dakota State University. “Health care is a big mess. But this is in no way a reflection on the health care providers in this area, it’s the health care system in general.” Lauer didn’t want to spend her entire medical career working in a system that wasn’t working for what she believed in so she took matters into her own hands. Just this past week, Lauer opened up her own clinic in Alexandria, Well & Company. The clinic is the third of its kind in Minnesota and the first of its kind in this area, she said. Well & Company operates under a direct primary care …

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NHS Doctors Urge UK Government To Promote Plant-Based Diets To Protect Public Health – Vegan News, Plant Based Living, Food, Health & more

nhs doctors urge uk government to promote plant-based diets to protect public health – vegan news, plant based living, food, health & more

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The raft of proposals aimed at politicians include taxing animal agriculture and subsiding plant-based diets The doctors want to shift the NHS focus from a reactive healthcare system to one that prevents chronic illness (Photo: Adobe. Do not use without permission)More than 100 NHS doctors have written to the UK government urging it to promote a ‘fair, sustainable, and healthy food system’.The open letter – which was also signed by a further NHS 100 staff members – calls on politicians to promote such a system via a raft of legislative measures. It features six proposals.ADVERTISEMENTThanks for watching!Visit WebsiteThe doctors want to shift the NHS focus from a reactive healthcare system to one that prevents chronic illness using diet as a key tool, saying that employing their suggestions would not only help people’s health, but also help prevent future zoonotic disease outbreaks and assist in turning the tide on antibiotic resistance by reducing the nation’s reliance on animal agriculture.Chronic diseaseThe doctors – led by Consultant Haematologist, Dr. Shireen Kassam, and Specialist Registrar in Geriatric Medicine, Dr. Alicja Baczynska – say the UK’s current food environment is ‘fuelling an epidemic of chronic disease, with in this country associated …

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Researchers discover ear infections in the remains of ancient humans living in Levant

researchers discover ear infections in the remains of ancient humans living in levant

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 26 2020
Researchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered evidence of ear infections in the skull remains of humans living in the Levant some 15,000 years ago.


Our research seeks to determine the impact of our environment on illnesses in different periods. Using advanced technologies and nique methods developed in our lab, we have been able to detect signs of prolonged inflammation in the middle ear.”

Dr. Hila May, lead author, Department of Anatomy and Anthropology at TAU’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Dan David Center for Human Evolution and Biohistory Research at the Faculty of Medicine, located at the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History


Dr. Katrina Floranova of the Dan David Center and Sackler Faculty of Medicine and Dr. Ilan Koren of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine also contributed to the study, which was published on March 25 in the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology.

The researchers found a decline in morbidity as a result of ear infections following the transition from hunting and gathering to farming because of changes in living conditions. But a peak in morbidity was observed in a sedentary population living about 6,000 years ago, in the Chalcolithic period.

Dr. May says the …

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Does a Plant-Based Diet Defend Against Coronavirus? | Grit Daily News

does a plant-based diet defend against coronavirus? | grit daily news

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People have been asking this question since the coronavirus made its appearance: can being plant-based protect you against getting sick? While it cannot immunize you to COVID-19, or to any disease, there is actually good evidence that vegans are in a better position than omnivores when facing this pandemic. Why? Simply because a plant-based diet is strongly tied to a better immune system and to better overall health.
Dr. Charlie Ross, an assistant professor at Western University of Health Sciences, was an emergency room physician for over thirty years. When his wife began eating a plant-based diet eight years ago, he made the change with her for moral support, and he still eats a plant-based diet. He has changed from practicing emergency medicine to practicing lifestyle medicine. For the last seven years he has been instructing his patients to eat a plant-based diet in order to prevent disease. In his words, he wanted to “stop pulling people out of the river who were drowning, and prevent them from ever falling into the river.”
Dr. Ross’s experience is not unique. Farshad Fani Marvasti, MD, an associate professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, said, “Food plays a huge …

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Sound reasons to feel good about gardening

sound reasons to feel good about gardening

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Gardening is medicine that does not need a prescription and has no limit on dosage — UnknownI spend a lot of time, effort and thought on gardening. It’s something you might expect, given that I am a garden writer. And lest you think that just because I write about gardening with a certain degree of authority that everything I grow thrives and every garden plan or project I devise succeeds, think again. I’ve had my share of disasters in the garden, and my yard may look like some nefarious scheme straight out of the Dr. Frankenstein School of Landscape Design, but I keep at it, learn from my mistakes and rejoice when things go right and the harvests start coming in.And I have found that I am not alone in my obsession with growing things. That’s no coincidence. Research has discovered that in many ways, it is a good thing. And without a doubt gardening in all forms is enjoying renewed popularity in these trying times. Turns out, gardening is good, really good for you, and the evidence to prove it keeps pouring inLet’s look at some of the reasons why:• Having a purpose in life …

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Dr Sheela Nambiar live on Instagram @thehinduweekend

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Dr Sheela Nambiar, who practises out of Ooty and Chennai, is an obstetrician and gynaecologist, who later qualified herself as a lifestyle medicine and fitness trainer. She is the author of Fit Over 40: For a Healthier, Happier, Stronger You. In a session with The Hindu Weekend (@thehinduweekend), on Instagram, she will draw from experiences with her patients, from those who come to her as a fitness consultant, and from her own life. Dr Nambiar will talk about biological changes that take place at 40 and after, how they impact relationships, and ways in which everyone can lead their best life possible. She will answer questions such as: Is a mid-life crisis real?; Will I ever get back to my weight at 20?; and How can I embrace life rather than be intimidated by it? This edition of the #LockdownWithWeekend series featuring Dr Sheela Nambiar is on Wednesday, May 27, at 9 pm IST on @thehinduweekend.

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