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Heart disease – can it be reversed? Take the test

By Dr. Ross Walker September 2021 In part C of this series, I will discuss the first step in assessing your ability to improve your chances of avoiding heart disease which is to establish your current level of risk. This is decided by a five-pronged approach, the first of which is: Clinical Assessment. The most…

Heart disease – can it be reversed? Part B

By Dr. Ross Walker August 2021 Many people, including a significant amount of the medical profession, are under the misconception that heart disease is a slowly progressive condition that may be slowed down with intensive medical treatment but definitely cannot be reversed. With our current approach, this is certainly true and to quote Albert Einstein,…

10 things I learned in my faux-retirement

By Christine Benz, on behalf of Firstlinks July 2021 Christine Fahlund, who retired from her position as T. Rowe Price’s retirement-planning guru a few years ago, often liked to say that pre-retirees should ‘trial-run’ their retirements. Would traveling around the country in an RV be as fun as they had imagined, for example, or would day…

Heart disease – can it be reversed?

Dr. Ross Walker July 2021 Part 1-Introduction I thought I would do something somewhat different & present a series on how to reverse our biggest killer. Be afraid, be very afraid. The biggest killer in our modern world is cardiovascular disease in all its forms. I said at the start of the COVID pandemic on…

A breakthrough in the fight against cancer?

By Dr. Ross Walker June 2021 Tragically, the word “breakthrough” is thrown around far too loosely when many aspects of the media describe medical news items. When this so-called breakthrough is analysed, it is often preliminary work done in laboratory animals such as a mouse and it may be anywhere between 10 to 20 years…

Lifestyle trumps medical treatment for most conditions

By Dr. Ross Walker April 2021 There is no doubt that your genes load the gun and your environment pulls the trigger. Thus, I am inferring that there is a genetic basis to all modern diseases, even a reaction to infection. For example, two brothers in Holland developed severe COVID, one succumbed to the disease…

Vaccines – should we be worried?

By Dr. Ross Walker May 2021 The major medical news story over the past few weeks has been the potential risk of clotting associated with the Astrazeneca vaccine for COVID-19. To date, around 25 million people around the world have been vaccinated with the Astrazeneca vaccine. The total number of vaccines for COVID-19 globally being…

Heart disease—the cause is not always obvious

By Dr. Ross Walker March 2021 When a person develops heart disease, such as a heart attack, needing a coronary stent or undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting, most people attribute this to poor lifestyles, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, cigarette smoking and diabetes, as the major causes. It may, however, surprise you to learn that…

Bring on 2021

By Dr. Ross Walker November 2020 2020 is a year the vast majority of us would like to forget. This time last year most of us had never heard the word coronavirus. COVID-19 hadn’t been invented and concepts like lockdown, social distancing and “doing the three” had not really entered our consciousness. It has been…

Food-drug interactions: should we be concerned?

By Dr. Ross Walker October 2020 The human body is such a complex structure and is working all the time to keep us in balance. This requires the coordination of thousands of different proteins and other natural chemicals interacting on a moment by moment basis. When something goes wrong in the body, this typically manifests…

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