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Off-With-Your- Panties-Videos At Age Six?

“Do you know where your children are this evening?” It’s a question we often hear these days about parents who fail to keep an eye on their children’s whereabouts. But suppose you’re a diligent parent and they’re in your own home. How safe are they when watching television?

By Dr. Gifford Jones - Monday, March 2, 2009 - Full Story

The Red Wine Pill

How do the French differ from North Americans? They eat fat-rich, calorie-packed baked goodies that are not heart healthy. Yet they’re less likely to die from cardiovascular disease than North Americans. It’s called “The French Paradox”, believed to be linked to resveratrol, a substance found in red wine. Now, a new study shows that a red wine pill provides more health benefits than drinking hundreds of glasses of the “sweet nectar of the gods”.

By Dr. Gifford Jones - Monday, February 23, 2009 - Full Story

Torture At 2:00 A.M.

What’s the worst torture of all? Ask Thomas Sydenham and he would quickly say “gout”. Sydenham, often referred to as the English Hippocrates, died in 1698 of gout. To my knowledge, no one since that time has better described the intense pain associated with this disease.

By Dr. Gifford Jones - Monday, February 16, 2009 - Full Story

A Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Humans

Who was Debbie? If you missed her death notice, she was the world’s oldest polar bear at Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park Zoo, who died at 41 years of age. Due to a number of strokes, zoo keepers decided Debbie had suffered enough and painlessly ended her life. But unlike the polar bear, a friend of mine recently experienced an agonizing death which has prompted this column.

By Dr. Gifford Jones - Monday, February 9, 2009 - Full Story

Do You Need A Walletectomy?

How right were mothers and teachers when they told us to sit up straight? What can we do to improve brain function? Is it necessary to take antibiotics before dental procedures when you have a faulty heart valve? And if you have back pain do you need a walletectomy?

By Dr. Gifford Jones - Monday, February 2, 2009 - Full Story

John the Baptist medicine (without grasshoppers)

Sent in by a CFP reader….


Arthritis patients may take daily, morning, and night, one cup of hot water With two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If taken regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured.

By Guest Column - Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - Full Story

It’s Like Sticking A Potato In The Car’s Exhaust Pipe!

“Do you think my daughter and I should agree to a “detox diet?” a reader asked. Several of her friends had already undergone detoxification, she said, and had never felt better. So do I think it makes sense to purify our bodies? After all, who doesn’t want to feel healthier?

By Dr. Gifford Jones - Monday, January 26, 2009 - Full Story

Caffeine: The Ultimate Health Saboteur

‘Let’s go for a coffee sometime’ is now a way of life. Coffee shops are opening at record numbers and with record profits. In a generally sedentary and malnourished society looking for quick fixes, caffeine, in any of its variations, is the drug of choice to help us through the day or lose that extra weight. Caffeine or its derivatives are found in coffee, tea, chocolate, pain medication and weight loss products among other things.

By Guest Column William McCreary, PhD.- Monday, January 26, 2009 - Full Story

Two books – One for your Physical Health, One for your Soul

There are two books I’d like to bring to your attention, both have different subjects – in fact one is non-fiction and the other fiction. However, while each subject is not new they depart from the expected norm and this is what I found welcome; had they not they may have stayed in the dusty ‘unread’ shelf of my library.

By Guest Column Michael Vallins- Sunday, January 25, 2009 - Full Story

A Revolutionary Way To Beat Stress Without Drugs

Who wouldn’t want to be less stressed these days when each day brings more frightening economic news? But before you reach for Prozac, make note of a new breakthrough non-drug way to shrug off stress, sharpen your mind, enhance memory, sleep like a baby and improve emotional health. The science behind this exciting breakthrough is called “Mind Aerobics”, based on powerful sound technology called “Holosync”, and used by 300,000 people in 55 countries.

By Dr. Gifford Jones - Monday, January 19, 2009 - Full Story