Evan on August 31st, 2007

More evidence of the importance of anti-oxidants. The results are only preliminary (test tubes and rats) but they are remarkable. The growth of cancer cells can be slowed and in some cases the cancer cells are killed. The anti-oxidants involved are those which give fruit and vegetables a purple, blue or red colour. The star […]

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Evan on August 29th, 2007

A few years ago there was some publicity about the health risks of living close to large electro-magnetic fields (emf’s), such as power stations, high voltage electrical cables and so on.  Then it seemed to die down – those who lived close to them didn’t seem to be in  any worse health than anyone else […]

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Evan on August 29th, 2007

These comments are as reported by the Sydney Morning Herald – the reputable Australian broadsheet newspaper (this is another broadsheet referred to by some of us as the “Government Gazette”, owned by the same person who owns the US’s Fox News – and is of the same “quality”.) If you have a psychiatric problem then […]

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Evan on August 27th, 2007

The second stage of experience comes after rest and before action. This stage ends when we act on the basis of our perception.  It is the stage of recognition or awareness. This stage may get lost but it is very important. It is the stage of clarifying our perception. It may be a perception […]

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Evan on August 27th, 2007

This question is prompted by a response to a survey released in Australia today. This survey paid for by Subway restaurants was conducted on line, and so it doesn’t represent the Australian population in a balanced way.  However the results are thought provoking. Over 90% of those who responded said that they needed to be […]

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Evan on August 25th, 2007

In the blogosphere lots of blogs consist of lists. These don’t come naturally to me.  I tend to go into one topic and write about it and around it. Lists to me feel like they don’t go deep enought. However list posts seem to generate lots of comments.  So maybe it is just me and […]

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Evan on August 24th, 2007

When are you depressed and require treatment and when are you just sad? The quick and easy answer for me is: if it lasts more than a few hours or a couple of days, it is worth finding out what is going on. According to Professor Gordon Parker of the Black Dog Institute (an Australian […]

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Evan on August 23rd, 2007

It is possible that a virus is responsible for some weight gain – or for some weight gain in some people. So far the story is in the initial stages. The virus concerned is the adenovirus (technically adenovirus 36 – it gives us colds and flus). In the lab: rats and mice with a virus […]

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