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Food is better medicine than drugs

To start us off this year what better book than Food is Better Medicine than Drugs by Patrick Holford & Jerome Burne. I have known Patrick for many years and he is a great populariser of powerful, science based information that is often not otherwise widely disseminated. He and  award winning medical journalist, Jerome Burne,…

Feast or famine?

It often happens that after the feasting of Christmas comes the fasting of January. This is no bad thing if it is done naturally and as part of the rhythms of life. In traditional cultures, this was ordained by the landmarks laid down by tradition through the year. In many Catholic countries of Europe, for…

Happy New Year

With a New Year and decade many of us come over all resolute and with a firmness of mind or purpose make a decision to do something different this year than last. After the feasting of Christmas we set out, in the cold light of the New Year, to steer our life on a new…

Book of the month

Well, it had to be Martin Seligman’s best seller Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realise Your Potential for Lasting Fulfilment. Pymble, Australia: Simon and Schuster, 2002. A good, inspiring read that could be read by even the most hard-boiled and cynical pessimist, that will get you thinking about those intentional activities that…

Happiness

“Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier.  The way it actually works is the reverse.  You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in…

December Blog 2009

Sometimes, it is hard to take each new mega-scare story seriously when you don’t have the job of advising governments or preparing hospitals for the worst case scenario. With so much spin whistling around and everyone required to watch their backs knowing, if they are in the public eye, that whatever they say, someone will…

November Blog 2009

Have you taken a painkiller recently? When was the last time you or someone you know well reached for a painkiller? It is now a century since a Swiss phamacist first isolated the drug we all know as aspirin. Since then, a whole host of other clever, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have come on the…

Less exercise, more food?

As is the case in the United States, we in Western Europe are also observing an increasing trend toward less exercise and more unhealthy food. This behaviour is leading more and more often to such conditions as: * Hypertension * Diabetes type 2 * Obesity * Hypercholesterolemia * Dyslipidaemia * The combination of all of…

Legally Permissible but sleight of mouth

An example in the news recently of ‘legally permissible but substantially misleading’ is the use of the term Omega 3 fatty acids as a marketing tool by Unilever, the makers of Flora margarine. It is a long, complex story, but the bottom line is that by using the ‘good’ term omega 3 fatty acids on…

Hello world!

  Welcome to Helix House’s new blog, with all the information on health and wellness that you could ask for.   Here is a place for you to take advantage of Clive’s nearly three decades of experience on the cutting edge of holistic medicine to be as happy and healthy as you can be. You…