Sugar and Dental Decline

by Dr Rachel Hall B.Ch.D (Uni Leeds), LDSRCS(Eng), MACNEM, Dental Surgeon, Brisbane, Australia

I graduated from dental school having been told that due to advances in preventive care most of my career would be spent replacing failed fillings, doing routine maintenance and cosmetic work as the need to treat dental decay or perform root canal treatments and extractions would be greatly reduced. However, 20 years later I find that I am performing more extractions than ever before, doing more and more root canal procedures and dealing with rampant dental decay and gum disease in all ages. Anecdotally I feel that dental disease is actually on the increase and appears to be more widespread, severe and aggressive. Dental decay rates in children in Australia have increased progressively since the 1990s according to a study by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (1,2). It is well documented that poor socio-economic status and poor oral health are linked, and the statistics do speak for themselves (3). However, it is not just the financially disadvantaged who are presenting with increased prevalence of dental problems, it is happening across all levels of income and background.
Why is this? We all know that sugar consumption is linked to dental decay (4,5,6,7,8).

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Responsibility and Dental Health

by Dr Rachel Hall B.Ch.D(Uni Leeds), LDSRCS(Eng), MACNEM, Dental Surgeon, Brisbane, Australia

Dentistry has always aimed to focus on prevention of oral disease rather than solely treatment alone. We all know that too much sugar causes tooth decay and that to maintain the health of our teeth and gums it is important to brush and floss regularly. Our role as dental professionals shifted from drillers and fillers to health care educators where we told our patients how to clean their teeth and advised them to cut down on sugar. However, this culture shift needs to be taken further as despite our efforts, rates of dental decay and oral health issues are again on the increase. Continue reading “Responsibility and Dental Health”

Letter Published in The Sun Herald 5th August

by Eunice Minford MA FRCS Ed. Consultant Surgeon

The following letter was published by the SunHerald in Australia on 5th August 2012, as “Medical Leader.”
The unedited, original version is below and note the sentence regarding personal responsibility for health has been removed, even though this was submitted in bold as shown to highlight its importance.

Dear Editor,

Recent articles in your paper made damning allegations about Serge Benhayon and his business. However, the overwhelming evidence of many professional, intelligent, highly qualified people is in favour of Benhayon and his work through Universal Medicine. It is astounding and insulting to us, our professions and our qualifications that our views may now be dismissed as the irrelevant ramblings of ‘brainwashed  devotees’ based on nothing more than the hearsay of the anonymous few with an axe to grind. Continue reading “Letter Published in The Sun Herald 5th August”

Holistic Physiotherapy – Patient Testimonials

by Andrew Mooney, BPthy (Hons), Physiotherapist, Cornwall, UK

The following are testimonials from people who have received Physiotherapy treatment from a practitioner who has been inspired by Universal Medicine to bring an all encompassing holistic approach to how they live, work and practice medicine.  None of these clients are students of Universal Medicine. However, the testimonials demonstrate the wide-ranging benefits to patients who are in receipt of this form of physiotherapy expertly delivered by Andrew.    Continue reading “Holistic Physiotherapy – Patient Testimonials”

Medicine and Universal Medicine Working Together

by Denise Morden

12 years ago I was diagnosed with a rare genetic lung disease by a Sydney lung physician who advised me to

“contact a thoracic surgeon at St. Vincent’s because you’ll  need a lung transplant within 5 to 10 years.” Shocked and angry by the way the diagnosis was delivered I decided to change my lifestyle. Continue reading “Medicine and Universal Medicine Working Together”

What is Esoteric Medicine?

by Eunice J Minford MA FRCS Ed. Consultant General Surgeon

Most people know what Western Medicine entails with surgery, pharmacology, medicine, chemotherapy, radiology and the many sub-specialities that are available to assist with the management and treatment of illness and disease but probably few know what Esoteric Medicine is really about. This blog will introduce you to some aspects of Esoteric Medicine. Continue reading “What is Esoteric Medicine?”

Letter to the Medical Observer

by Steffen Messerschmidt, ND.

To Mr. Byron Kaye – The Medical Observer

Dear Byron,

Following up on our short phone conversation last week, and realising that you actually only asked whether I saw a GP in relation to a hand complaint and not the reasons as to why I did not need to see one, I would like to clarify a few things:

1. I have an extensive medical background. I originally trained in Conventional Medicine specialising in Holistic Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic problems & Rehabilitation. After that I studied Natural Medicine at the German Paracelsus College for Natural Medicine and became a Naturopathic Physician. Continue reading “Letter to the Medical Observer”