Web Sites – Truly Informative Resources
These are excellent WEB sites in that all have in common they are full of useful information. We may not necessarily share their views or conclusions but welcome the depth and quality of information they gather.
This site bring together research papers and other information on Vitamin D
Grass Roots Health (Vitamin D) (Link)
Another site that was the product of the humanity and motivation of one person. Carol Baggerly inspirationally created this organisation “A Consortium of Scientists, Institutions and Individuals Committed to Solving the Worldwide Vitamin D Deficiency Epidemic”
It contains lots of useful information and videos. It is running a campaign to test vitamin D levels in a large number of people to provide better data as to vitamin D levels.
Fluoride Alert. (Link)
The fluoride issue is very complex. There are many sources of fluoride. Many factors affect uptake and its effect in the body including the availability of other minerals. The problem as with many things is multifactoral. The literature is extensive.
There is no question fluoride blocks thyroid function and can have other serious effects; water fluoridation alone may not be the biggest health issue, but is a contributory factor to a wider web of fluoride intake, and needs to be viewed in conjunction with the effects of falling iodine intake, increased bromide intake, increased intake of thyroid inhibitors and iodine uptake inhibitors could, which taken in the round present very serious potential health risks. I (R.B) look at some of the wider issues in a nutrition thread on HER2support.org (Link)
We leave you to make up your own mind on the risk reward balance of water fluoridation in particular, but the Fluoride Alert site does contain a wealth of interesting videos (Link) and links to medical papers.
Fats of Life (Link)
A Science-Based Web Site About the Health Effect of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs)
“Fats of Life emphasizes the health effects of omega-3 fatty acids, especially the long-chain ones—EPA or eicosapentaenoic acid and DHA or docosahexaenoic acid—the principal omega-3s found in fish and shellfish. The site also covers the plant-based omega-3, alpha-linolenic acid, and the omega-6 family of PUFAs. Free newsletters and backgrounders describe the most recent scientific findings.”
Lots of study based information of Omega 3, particularly concentrating on the long chain fats.
Weston A Price Foundation (Link)
“The Weston A. Price Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity founded in 1999 to disseminate the research of nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston Price, whose studies of isolated nonindustrialized peoples established the parameters of human health and determined the optimum characteristics of human diets. Dr. Price’s research demonstrated that humans achieve perfect physical form and perfect health generation after generation only when they consume nutrient-dense whole foods and the vital fat-soluble activators found exclusively in animal fats.
The Foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism. It supports a number of movements that contribute to this objective including accurate nutrition instruction, organic and biodynamic farming, pasture-feeding of livestock, community-supported farms, honest and informative labeling, prepared parenting and nurturing therapies.”
Weston Price’s book is a classic and the full version can be found here on the Pottinger Foundation site (Link); they hold his archives. They also publish Pottinger’s Cats and Root Canal Cover-up, which are both highly thought provoking.
The Weston A Price Foundation is a more people interactive than the Pottinger Foundation. Its site site also contains a wealth of useful information.
Weston Price was a dentist who lost his only child through focal sepsis consequential on a root filling and spent many years of his life visiting populations where equivalent groups on traditional and westernised diets could be compared.
At that time a debate was raging as to the importance of oral hygiene v diet in dental health. His contention was that oral hygiene was important but diet was fundamental to good teeth.
There are endless debates about the merits of particular diets; Weston Price’s observation, borne out by others, is that populations eating their traditional diets were largely free of western disease. Some were a little more healthy others a little less healthy but he observed as a dentist they all had low decay rates, generally under 1%, and were largely free of western disease.
Bread Matters Aka Scotland The Bread (Link)
Real Bread Campaign (Link)
Campaigns for better quality flour, higher mineral content breeds, better bread making, and accurate labeling
Globalcan 2012 (Link)
“Welcome to the GLOBOCAN project. The aim of the project is to provide contemporary estimates of the incidence of, mortality and prevalence from major types of cancer, at national level, for 184 countries of the world. The GLOBOCAN estimates are presented for 2012, separately for each sex. 1-, 3- and 5-year prevalence data are available for the adult population only (ages 15 and over).”
World Life Expectancy data (Link)
“World Life Expectancy is the latest in a series of Educational Experiences developed by LeDuc Media. The Site’s purpose is to stimulate meaningful research on this important subject through leading Academic Institutions worldwide, while displaying the data in ways the less informed visitor can understand and use. Gathering meaningful Life Expectancy data from every corner of the Globe is an expensive and time-consuming process and with the help of our sponsors, we intend to continue to make it available for free. Our goal is to assist people everywhere in living longer and more productive lives. In the short time the Site has been in existence it has received over 1,000,000 Visitors from 148 countries and is being used everyday by major universities, government institutions, corporations and even K-12 schools in local communities. We are especially pleased to see the number of Military organizations using the Site and are hopeful this trend will continue. ”
Matthews Friends (Link)
Their mission statement is below. Their site is information rich.
- “To publicise Ketogenic Dietary Therapies and make them more available to all those who should need them, be it child or adult.
- Together with our medical board, give parents and patients an informed choice about Ketogenic therapies and to source and provide the latest information available.
- To support families and patients through their dietary therapy.
- To support professionals in their administration of dietary therapies by way of literature, ketogenic starter packs and files, educational conferences and training meetings and provide funding, where possible.
- To support Research projects into the efficacy of these dietary therapies for use in Epilepsy and other conditions, whilst always working with medical professionals to ensure our information is safe, relevant and current.”
(The McCarrison Society has a particular interest in the role of Omega 3 in metabolism including in ketogenic diets and fasting; the role of short term fasts and Omegas 3s as well as ketgenic diets are arguably under-researched and appreciated metabolic fields with significant potential, including in co-treatment of brain tumours)
Rodale Insitute (Link)
“Rodale Institute was founded in 1947 by organic pioneer J.I. Rodale to study the link between healthy soil, healthy food and healthy people.” They conduct research and provide information on organic soil and so crop improvement.
Agriculture at a crossroads – Findings and recommendations for the future of farming. (link)
Lots of thought provoking information and links in bullet point form. Sobering material as to agriculture, sustainability, capacity to feed populations, global health etc.