Heartburn is Caused by Low Stomach Acid, Not High

Ask most people on the street what causes heartburn, and they’ll tell you without thinking: “too much stomach acid.” Not only does this seem like a simple and rational link, years of Gaviscon commercials have left us with this idea set in stone. There is only one problem. Heartburn is not caused by high levels […]

Health Propaganda: When They Lie About Your Food, Do You Swallow It?

As a society alive with healthy skepticism, we often look back at historical events and are amazed at just how accepting various populations were of such blatant propaganda. Such propaganda has existed since methods of communication began, was refined into it’s modern form by the Creel Commission in 1916, and has since been a standard […]

Mammograms, Breast Cancer and the Cost of Early Screening

Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among women aged between 44 and 55. It is therefore no surprise that talk of breast cancer can trigger such emotive responses, or that logical and balanced discussion remains difficult. Cancer patients that voice doubt over the mantra of early screening or are reticent about the use […]

The Skinny on Testosterone

Testosterone has a number of roles in both genders beyond affecting sex drive, influencing mood, muscular growth and spacial awareness. While it’s effects in women remain under-rated, it is men that exhibit the most obvious reactions when testosterone drops. These include low sex drive, depression and poor mood, reduced mental function, increased bodyfat and decreased […]

What Mainstream Doctors Say About Adrenal Fatigue – Are They Right?

Mainstream medicine and ‘alternative’ medical community rarely see eye-to-eye. This is particularly true in regards to adrenal fatigue. In this area, holistic practitioners are more likely to assess any impact that adrenal health may be having on the individual. Mainstream doctors are not trained to consider the function of these organs in consultations, and this […]