In Vitro Antibacterial Activity Of Some Plant Essential Oils
by Seenivasan Prabuseenivasan et al
An abstract of a study evaluating the antibacterial activity of 21 plant essential oils against six bacterial species.
Allergy Questions & Answers
by Jane Thurnell-Read
Over the years I have used kinesiology to allergy test thousands of clients. During that time clients have asked me many different questions, but here are some of the more common ones with my answers.
Doctors And The Drug Industry
by Jane Thurnell-Read
There are many life-saving drugs, but the pharmaceutical industry's influence on the medical profession is worrying.
Reduced Antibody Responses to Vaccinations in Children Exposed to Polychlorinated Biphenyls
by Carsten Heilmann
The developing immune system may be damaged in some babies by exposure both before birth and after birth through breast milk to “immunotoxicants” such as polychlorinated biphenyls. This has implications for childhood vaccination programs.
Frequency of Adverse Events after Vaccination with Different Vaccinia Strains
Mirjam Kretzschmar et al
Smallpox vaccination has some adverse effects. In particular, vaccinia virus occasionally infects the brain. As smallpox became rarer, the dangers of vaccination began to outweigh its benefits. Now, however, there are fears that smallpox may be used for bioterrorism.
Travelling Fungus & Bacteria
Many practitioners who test for fungi and bacteria occasionally find clients who appear to have been exposed to organisms they could not, in theory, have encountered. Here's some research which suggests how this might be possible.
Hormones were thought to be too small to trigger allergic reactions, but new research suggests that may not be the case.
Cardiac & Respiratory Problems & Air Pollution
A new study highlights again the concern about particulate matter in the air.
Bird Or Avian Flu
Bird Flu or more correctly, avian flu, is much in the news and causing a lot of anxiety.
The End of the Line for Hookworm? An Update on Vaccine Development
by Eileen Devaney
Human hookworms are parasitic nematodes infecting about 700 million individuals, largely in tropical regions of the world. Recent studies suggest that the hematophagous lifestyle of hookworms may prove their downfall.
Antibiotics & Dirt
Most antibiotics originated from dirt, so should we be eating dirt to get our share of natural antibiotics?
Allergies & Dirt
Current thinking among some researchers and doctors is
that a certain level of dirt is good for us
particularly during infancy and early childhood when
the immune system is maturing.
The Non-Specific Immune Response
by Jane Thurnell-Read
It is very easy to believe that antibodies do all the work fighting invaders, but there is a more general non-specific defence system too.
Allergy Signs In Children
There are certain signs that indicate
when allergies are causing or significantly
contributing to health problems. Here's a short list
of what to look out for.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
A 2004 study
published in the academic journal "Gut"
suggested the foods that are most likely to be
implicated in this distressing condition.
Life Stage Of Parasites
Here's a quick introduction to the wonderful world of parasites.
Eczema & Allergies
Here's some suggestions from my clinical experience about which allergens are most often linked to eczema.
Allergy A To Z
Information on my book on allergies, inclkuding excerpts and how to buy.
Can Allergies Make You Fat?
Here's an article I was commissioned to write by the award -winning UK national paper The Independent.
What's In The Air?
What's in the air apart from obvious things like pollens?
often instructive to ask new clients how they feel
first thing in the morning. Do they wake feeling
vibrant and healthy, or do they struggle to wake up
Want To Learn More About Viruses Etc.?
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has an excellent web site with lots of useful information for practitioners.
Vaccination & The Alternatives
Here's a summary of the case against vaccination and some suggestions for alternatives and remedial action.
Canola/Rapeseed Oil Allergies
true that this flower (Latin name brassica napus)
causes a problem for people in the UK but not in the
Is February Too Early For Pollen Problems In The Northern Hemisphere?
Even in February in Europe and America some plants are already in
flower. Many people assume the plants that cause the
problems are the ones with large flamboyant flowers,
but this is not true.
Leishmania Tropica & The Gulf War
Leishmania Tropica is found in Ethiopia, India,
European Mediterranean region, Middle East, Kenya and
North Africa, but now there are Gulf war troops showing symptoms of it.