Who Killed Alternative Medicine in 1910?

Who Killed Alternative Medicine in 1910?

From a young age I was fascinated by medical technology. When I was about 7 years old, in 1956, a very old lady next door was using an antique electric muscle stimulation tool on her leg muscles which were stiff. She said it made her feel better. I was fascinated as a child to see her leg muscles pulsing from the electric field. When I asked our family doctor what that electric stimulation tool was about, he told me it was all “quack medicine” that did nothing at all.

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Locals Find Arthritis Solution

Locals Find Arthritis Solution

I started suffering from arthritis pain in my early 20s during my hippie days in the late 1960s. After suffering for 34 years from arthritis, I was unable to walk two blocks without extreme pain in 2009. But, the pain disappeared completely in 2010 when I started... Read more
We are being marketed to death

We are being marketed to death

But let’s face it, the purpose of marketing is to persuade us to buy more of their products — why else would a business spend all that money? And therein lies perhaps the greatest danger. Because marketing feeds into and supports the dominant narrative of growth, it stimulates us to want and need more products, more “stuff.”

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If we want to save lives, control alcohol

If we want to save lives, control alcohol

This is not going to make me popular with my beer-drinking, Morris-dancing friends, or with a lot of other people, I imagine, but we need to put higher taxes on alcohol and implement other proven policies that make it less accessible and less glamorous. This is the conclusion one must come to on reading the report on alcohol harm in Canada just released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information and a 2015 report by Canada’s chief public health officer.

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The Power of Community

The Power of Community

Having recently attended the Harnessing the Power of Community for Change workshop, jointly sponsored by the newly formed Greater Victoria Acting Together for The Common Good and LeadershipVictoria, I left inspired knowing there is a local group providing training to... Read more

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