Letters to the Editor – December 2015 / January 2016Vitality Magazine November 25, 2015
Loving the Digital Vitality
The digital format for Vitality is AMAZING! It almost feels like you’re holding the magazine in your hands. I have included an invite to get a free subscription to the magazine in my newsletter this weekend. Thanks again. ~ Julie Daniluk R.H.N.
Reader to Reader
(Re: Letter ‘Hissing Noise in My Ear’, Nov 2015: http://tinyurl.com/p5kdr6p)
At a convention I attended in Tucson, AZ an audiologist explained that ear ‘ringing’ sets in at a few decibels of hearing loss. Although ‘they’ are hard at work, they haven’t yet found a real cure, but mice ear cells, when injected (with a Swedish product called ‘Ear Tone’), showed some signs of improvement.
Having lost some hearing in my left ear, and having experienced loud hissing at times, I started using Ear Tone last year. I noticed some improvement; the volume of tinnitus went down by about 50 percent.
PS – I must say that the articles by Rose Marie Randall and Michael Downey in Vitality’s November issue are worthy of high praise. ~ Rudolf Manook, Toronto
Health Canada Forms for Importing Homeopathic Remedies
Dear Vitality (my favourite magazine),
Some years back, I had the need to ask you and your readers for help, and several readers responded with constructive and valuable feedback. I hope that someone can help me once again.
I am a 71 year-old woman and, due to some problems encountered at my birth, along with unnecessary surgeries, heavy metal poisoning, and stress, my body has been left in a very fragile condition. My remaining organs need constant support because they are overworked. For a very long time, I have been taking a variety of natural products and herbs, which have helped me to survive. I was able to purchase these products here in Canada for many years.
As of last year (August 2014), these lifesaving products are no longer available in Canada. I tried to import them from Germany but Health Canada and the Border Agency (Canada Customs) do not allow me to do so. There are Health Canada forms that have to be completed in order to import these products, but the forms are for prescription medicines – and require a doctor to fill them out and sign them. My doctor did not recommend, or prescribe, these remedies to me and therefore cannot complete nor sign such forms.
One set of these forms qualifies me to receive one shipment (a 90 day supply). Then, for every additional order, new forms must be submitted for (Health Canada) approval.
I would appreciate knowing if there are any readers out there who might have information they can share with me on how to import homeopathic remedies. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. My life depends on these products.
With many thanks to Vitality and the many faithful readers. ~ *Name withheld at writer’s request
* If you decide to print my letter, please withhold my name; unfortunately it is on the Border Agency’s ‘Blacklist’. Any information given to me will be kept in the strictest confidence.
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How Do I Avoid Inguinal Hernia Surgery?
Dear Dr. Rona,
I have been diagnosed with Inguinal Hernia. The doctor recommends surgery. Would you be kind enough to advise as to whether or not this condition can be healed alternatively?
~ Vicky Rodell, Markham ON
If the hernia is not severe enough to cause pain or markedly restrict your mobility or lifestyle, there are a number of things you can try:
1) Improve bowel elimination. Chronic constipation creates lower abdominal pressure that can make hernias worse. Consuming milled flax, psyllium, pectin, guar gum and probiotics should all help improve elimination. So would drinking adequate amounts of water. If you have other digestive issues, get tested for food intolerances to determine your most ideal diet.
2) Get more exercise, especially if you have to lose weight that could be aggravating the hernia. Sit as little as possible. Seeing a physiotherapist, chiropractor, osteopath, massage therapist or acupuncturist could help guide you with the exercises that strengthen the abdominal wall muscles. These same practitioners can also help with hands-on physical therapies. Sedentary behaviour is one of the major causes of weak abdominal muscles leading to hernias.
3) Some supplements that could also be helpful in reducing lower abdominal pressure include vitamin C, pancreatic digestive enzymes, and magnesium citrate.
~ Zoltan P. Rona, M.D., M.Sc.
Thank you so much for the magazine. I really enjoy it. Have a wonderful day. Love and blessings to everyone. ~ Ien Tan, Toronto ON
Kudos to Canadian Documentary Filmmaker, Lana Marconi
After reading about the premiere of The Resonance in Vitality’s October issue Community News section, I decided to attend the Nov. 21 screening of this new documentary by Lana Marconi, Ph.D. The film features testimonials regarding the existence of UFOs and extraterrestrials (ETs) – both on and off Earth. The film provides evidence of awareness, on the part of humans and aliens, of the controlling military-industrial complex which, in its efforts to stop humanity from realizing its full potential (destroying earth’s environment along the way), is in direct opposition to the ET’s efforts to assist in healing humanity’s galactic heritage (our evolution as a species toward oneness and peace vs. duality and war).
With credible experts such as the Honourable Paul Hellyer, former Minister of National Defence for Canada and former Deputy Prime Minister, given considerable screen time, the film is very compelling. Turns out that ten years ago (on Sept. 25, 2005), Paul Hellyer was the first high-ranking member of a G-8 country’s Cabinet to publicly declare: “UFOs are as real as the airplanes flying over your head.” That statement is only the tip of the iceberg that is explored in great depth, and by many experts, in the course of the film.
As with humans, it appears there are ‘good’ aliens (with benevolent, altruistic motives) and ‘bad’ ones (who are just as short-sighted and malevolently ambitious as the worst among us). Learning this, it was good to be reminded that we’re pretty good at knowing one from the other.
On the subject of those ETs who have our best interests at heart, Hellyer states in the film, “There have been cases reported where aliens and their UFOs have pursued missiles, flown alongside them, and taken the tips off so that, if there were atomic warheads in the tips, they would become inert and land in the ocean. That’s a good sign that they really must want to prevent us from doing what we would probably wind up doing – embarking on a thermal nuclear war that would make the planet uninhabitable for everyone.”
If the interest expressed by the large audience at this screening is any indication, we humans are open (despite efforts to keep us in the dark), not only to a belief in the existence of ETs, but to listening to what it is they are trying to tell us. ~ Jenny Jones, Kirkland Lake
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