Osteoporosis

B A Ochia Over the past decade osteoporosis has become universally recognised as a major health-care problem in many Western countries, affecting the lives of a large number of individuals.  It has been estimated that in the UK alone about 150 000 fractures associated with osteoporosis occur every year. Economically speaking, this has dire financial […]

All we are saying is: Give genetic modification of plants a chance

On August, 10, 1998 a World in Action television programme mentioned experiments performed by Arpad Pusztai at the Rowett Research Institute, Bucksburn, Aberdeen. Dr Pusztai had apparently demonstrated that rats fed on genetically altered raw potatoes had impaired growth and immune responsiveness. When asked whether he would eat foods produced from genetically modified crops, Dr […]

Low blood total cholesterol value – is it a health risk factor?

B A Ochia Coronary heart disease (CHD) is undoubtedly increasing at an alarming rate throughout the developed world where it is now regarded as a number one killer. Even in developing countries the incidence of CHD is rising as people’s lifestyles and eating habits are being ‘westernised’. Serum cholesterol value has been incriminated, from various […]

Paracelsus – Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombast(us) von Hohenheim

Part One – His early life and career Bartholomew A Ochia The beginning of the sixteenth century ushered in an era of free thought, an epoch when people could express novel ideas and conceptions without fear of retribution from established authorities. The mental turpitude that characterised the Middle Ages  was being brushed aside with alacrity. […]

It is the daftest form of prejudice to be prejudicial against which one will oneself become” – Alex Comfort  

Bartholomew A Ochia 109 Hamilton Place, Aberdeen, AB15 5BD, Scotland We, as mortals, are subjected to biological ageing which is measured in terms of our previous lifestyles, and the effects of these lifestyles on the cellular processes which have occurred in our bodies. This biological ageing expresses itself in such changes as slow decline in […]