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What Doctors Don't Tell You Australia/NZ

What Doctors Don't Tell You Australia/NZ

August - September 2021

What Doctors Don’t Tell You is a bi-monthly magazine which publishes the latest healthcare news, alongside information on complimentary therapies and alternative medicines, with a host of features and stories written by leading experts and our highly-respected regular contributors. We aim to bring our readers world-leading research and ground-breaking news. Our hallmark is in-depth research, and hard-won information of a quality that can change lives for the better.

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7 min
the body fat that can help you lose weight

Want to lose weight or overcome a chronic health problem like type 2 diabetes or heart disease? The answer is simple, but painful: go swim in a cold lake or run out into the snow just wearing a bathing suit. Crazy? Perhaps, but sudden exposure to extreme cold kickstarts a biological process that burns fat and helps the body fight chronic disease. It’s all to do with a major discovery about the way the body uses energy. It was only in 2009 that researchers discovered our bodies retain a type of fat biologists had believed we shed in early childhood. In fact, the fat—called brown adipose tissue (BAT), or simply brown fat—stays with us throughout our lives, and its main function is to burn calories to maintain a healthy body temperature. By…

2 min
editorial panel

Dr Damien Downing, a specialist in allergy, environment and nutrition, is current president of the British Society for Ecological Medicine, on the editorial board of Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, Chief Medical Advisor of cancer charity Yes to Life (www.yestolife.org.uk), and author of numerous books including The Vitamin Cure for Allergies. Dr Michel Odent, a French-trained surgeon and obstetrician, is a pioneer of the natural birth movement, emphasizing home and water birth. Founder of the Primal Health Research Centre in the UK, he has written some 50 scientific papers and 11 books. Dr Sarah Myhill has worked in the UK National Health Service and private practice since 1981. Honorary Secretary of the British Society for Ecological Medicine for 17 years, she is a frequent lecturer and author of Sustainable Medicine and Diagnosis and…

1 min
ibs sufferers still get better when they know it’s a placebo

The extraordinary healing powers of the mind have been emphasized once again by a study of people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), who reported major clinical improvements after knowingly taking a placebo, or sugar pill. Sufferers who were given placebo pills—and were told they had no active ingredient—had “strong” or “very strong” clinical reactions, and their symptoms improved by an average of 70 percent over other sufferers who weren’t given any pills to take. Researchers at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center enrolled 262 IBS sufferers between the ages of 18 and 80, who either were knowingly given a placebo (the so-called “open-label” placebo group), weren’t given any pills at all, or were given peppermint oil or a placebo in a “double-blind” manner, where neither they nor the researchers knew which they…

1 min
covid’s x-factor discovered

Why do some people suffer badly from a Covid-19 infection when others hardly show any symptoms? It could all be to do with proteins in the SARS-CoV-2 virus that try to deactivate our immune response, new research has discovered. A research team at the Cleveland Clinic has for the very first time identified this mechanism, involving the SARS-CoV-2 enzyme PLpro (papain-like protease), and they think it plays an important role in determining the severity of a Covid infection. PLpro can block the body’s immune response to the infection, and so understanding how it works—and how it affects people differently—could be an important way forward in treating Covid-19. “Our findings offer insights into a never-before characterized mechanism of immune activation and how PLpro disrupts this response, enabling the virus to freely replicate and wreak…

1 min
google has shares in blood-clot vaccine developer

Google owns shares in a biotech company that developed the controversial AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, which has been banned in several countries because it carries an increased risk of life-threatening blood clots. Its venture capital arm, Google Ventures, has a 6 percent holding in Vaccitech (UK) Ltd, the developer of the AstraZeneca/ Oxford University vaccine, which has been banned or had its use restricted in most countries in Europe. Health agencies have also changed their safety advisory and recommend people under the age of 30 should be offered an alternative vaccine. The risk has been estimated at around one case per 100,000 people vaccinated, similar to blood clotting risks with the contraceptive pill. Google’s interest in Vaccitech came to light when the company issued its prospectus to raise $125 million on the US stock…

2 min
the 12 tests for a vaccine passport

“Nobody should be under any pressure—politically, socially or medically—to be vaccinated” Twelve legal and ethical tests must be met before any vaccine passport is introduced, say top scientists. It could unfairly discriminate against the young, pregnant and those who won’t have the Covid-19 vaccination for medical or personal reasons. The hope that a vaccine is a silver bullet against Covid infection is at the heart of the drive to introduce vaccine passports, but there’s no evidence the vaccine stops infection or transmission, or that it can protect against the various Covid mutations, say scientists from the Royal Society, an independent scientific academy. It could also discriminate against people of different ethnicities, especially those that already are vaccine hesitant. Any passport plan needs to pass 12 tests before it is introduced, a report from the…