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Sun, 1st September 2019
 

Questions & Answers

 
FEET

Q: 

People do not seem to worry about their feet. Are artificial arches advised for correct posture?

A: 

The feet are enormously important, as they must support the rest of your body, 24 hours a day. Unless they are in the correct position, discomfort will occur not only in the feet, but legs, back, shoulders, and in fact the entire body may suffer. Visiting a podiatrist interested in the entire body is recommended, especially when being fitted for new shoes.

 
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LOUD NOISES

Q: 

How can I stop passing wind?

A: 

You cannot and please do not try. The alternatives are awful. Like being screwed up with tummy discomfort and wishing you could die. Retained wind (gas) forms pockets in the intestine which over stretches the wall causing intense discomfort. Bending the body at waist level several times improves motility and shoves on trapped wind. Fart is now an official medical term, and reported in the New England Medical Journal.

 
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LAUGH

Q: 

If I am having a miserable day and a friend phones and tells me a joke, I find myself laughing and suddenly the aches and pains, moans and groans disappear.

A: 

This is gelatology, the medical value of laughing. First described by Dr. Passkind in 1932, it formalises a well-known cause and effect. You can literally laugh your way to better health. As many kids hospital wards with clowns and fun doctors have recently discovered.

 
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REFERENCES

Q: 

What do you use as a reference source for all your medical questions?

A: 

Being a busy GP for over 40 years has helped. But, to keep up-to-date each week, I read the British Medical Journal, the Lancet (London), the Medical Journal of Australia, the JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Assn, the NEJM - New England Journal of Medical, and the Harvard Health Letter (from Harvard University). This all takes at least one hour a day, every day. Your answers are thus accurate and reflect mainstream medical thought. These journals are the holy grail of the medical world.

 
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CUT TONGUE

Q: 

I often suffer from a cut tip of the tongue from licking envelopes or paper. How to fix.

A: 

Do not lick paper. Rinse mouth with warm salty water 3 times a day. Nature and a bountiful blood supply rapidly cures minor tongue abrasions.

 
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BED WETTING

Q: 

Would hypnotherapy help my 14 year old daughter overcome her bedwetting?

A: 

Definitely yes. A basic check for diabetes, kidney infection or other disorders is firstly essential. The pad-and-bell system often works after 5-10 rings. It is probably the simplest and most effective in any age group. For those 12 and over, hypnosis is often remarkably effective. Referral to a doctor trained in this form of treatment is suggested. Talk to your GP.

 
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HEADACHES

Q: 

I have been taking Premarin as hormone replacement therapy for the past 22 years. I have had headaches for 22 years. Now I Have found if I stop it, the headaches do not occur. Dilemma: What do I do?

A: 

Oestrogen present in HRT and also the contraceptive pill are renowned for causing headaches. Try changing brands, or move to a natural oestrogen, such as Promensil or Phyto-life, which contain phyto (plant) oestrogens. It may help. Talk to your GP.

 
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This health advice is general in nature. You are advised to seek medical attention from your doctor or health care provider for your own specific symptoms and circumstances.

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