There are at least four general limitations to these natural health columns that you should keep in mind while reading them.
1. The first is that I am no expert on anything. Most of my information is gleaned from books, magazine & journal articles, and internet posts. As always, the accuracy of the information presented is only as good as the sources. Where possible I prefer to go to the original source eg medical journal article.
2. The space constraint limits me to about 300 words to fit in a two-column by 6 inch newspaper ad. There is always much more I would like to write about a topic - exceptions to explain, items to elaborate, sources to quote.
3. Time constraint is the third limitation. I can only afford to devote 2-4 hours a week researching, writing and proofing each column.
4. Finally I must admit a bias for natural solutions for most health problems. I believe that many overlooked, under appreciated, and sometimes actively suppressed, natural products and treatments are safer and more effective than current standard practices in North America.