The Swiss based company Lonza announced that a new study observed that supplementation with L-Carnitine during pregnancy can significantly reduce the increased level of plasma free fatty acids, which is considered the main cause of insulin resistance, a major factor in gestational diabetes in pregnant women. This company- supported study conducted at the University ofContinue reading “Carnitine and pregnancy”
The Polio Cookbook is still available from our office and contains gems such as creative ways to include eggs in our diet. Eggs are a great source of protein, which slows down the release of plant sugar from flour, pasta and grains. Poached, boiled, fried or scrambled are all simple, or you can include themContinue reading “Creative, healthy cooking”
How to use Hirudoid for minor injuries and bruises. Is your soap making you weaker? Triclosan may harm more than bacteria. Can you eat banana peel? Why would you want to?
The Late Effects of Disability Clinic (LEDC) in WA began in 2000 at the Royal Perth Hospital – Rehab Centre at Shenton Park (where polio was treated 50+ years ago). The pressure that enabled this clinic to be established came from polio survivors in WA, in particular from the Post Polio Network, the local self-helpContinue reading “Exercise”
Susan Perlman MD This article is reprinted from “Polio Network News”, Winter 1999, Vol. 15, No. 1, with permission of Gazette International Networking Institute (GINI), 4207 Lindell Blvd., #110, Saint Louis, Missouri 63108-2915, USA. Permission to reproduce the article must be sought from GINI. I have tried to find the source so that it couldContinue reading “Medications after Polio”
Iodine is by far the best antibiotic, antiviral and antiseptic of all time. Dr. David Derry The antiseptic properties of iodine are used to sterilize every surface and material in hospitals. Iodine is an excellent microbicide with a broad range of action that includes almost all of the important health-related microorganisms, such as enteric bacteria, entericContinue reading “Iodine the antiseptic”
Last century, we ate home-grown fruit and veg in season – and knew when it was time to pick it. Mums were home to cook the meals – and cakes and biscuits, pumpkin scones, apple pies, fruit cakes, gingerbread, coconut slice, cinnamon teacakes, lemon meringue, carrot cake. The puddings – jelly, custard, stewed fruit, plumContinue reading “Recipes”
When I started my nursing training at Fremantle Hospital 50 years ago in 1965, one of the first things we had to do was go back to school to learn cooking. I couldn’t believe it! We even had the same cooking teacher from John Curtin High School that I thought I had left behind meContinue reading “Instinctive Eating”