Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis, or ME, has such strange physical manifestations—everything from severe and unexplained physical and mental fatigue to memory loss, nervous system problems and even flu-like symptoms—that some scientists go as far as to label it the twenty-first century polio. This report outlines the causes, treatment options, and the many alternative approaches proven to help.
More than one in 10 men is diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetimes, a staggering prevalence rate including roughly 200,000 men per year in the US and 50,000 in the UK.1 There have been widespread calls for increased screening for prostate cancer, as early detection and treatment are linked to better survival rates. However, conventional medical treatments are invasive and come with many risks. This report outlines the causes, treatment options, and the many alternative approaches proven to help.
The prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) is growing at an alarming rate worldwide. More than 420 million people—over one in 12 adults worldwide—have been diagnosed with diabetes.1 Hundreds of millions more are undiagnosed or considered to have “prediabetes,” including a staggering one in every three American adults.2 T2D is directly responsible for 1.6 million deaths a year globally, and indirectly responsible for millions more due to heart disease, kidney disease and stroke, as well as major disabilities like leg amputations and blindness.
Many of us suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure), and it can be a serious health risk in its own right. But what can you do to lower it, and are drugs the only option?
Almost every disease seems to begin in the gut. Called ‘the second brain’, the gut’s microbiome—the community of ‘good’ bacteria—determine so much about our health. But’s a delicate environment that can be wrecked with antibiotics, stress, pollutants and a bad diet. So how do you rebalance your gut—because, if you can, chronic problems can disappear and you dramatically reduce your risk of other problems, too.
Menopause can be a difficult time for many women, and doctors will often suggest HRT as a way to tackle the worst symptoms. But it’s a therapy that has dangers and has been associated with an increased risk of cancer—so what else can you do?
Arthritis is a blanket term for around 200 inflammatory conditions. The most common is osteoarthritis which tends to afflict older people—but doctors are wrong when they say it’s an inevitable condition of ageing, brought on by ‘wear and tear’.