Losec (Omeprozole), side effects and Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Losec is the most prescribed proton pump inhibitor for adults and children alike. Proton-pump inhibitors are the single most costly medicine expense in New Zealand. It is prescribed for the treatment of reflux oesophagitis, duodenal ulcers, peptic ulcers, hiatus hernia, NSAID-associated gastric and duodenal ulcers or erosions, acid related dyspepsia and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.  Just recently …

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Iodine Deficiency in Breast Cancer, Fibrocystic Breast Disease and the Thyroid

Iodine deficiency is linked to hypo-thyroidism, breast cancer, fibrocystic breast disease, oestrogen excess, hypertension, miscarriage, low birth weight in babies, infertility, diabetes, gut and skin conditions and lowered immunity. Iodine is a nutrient deficiency which is a leading cause of hypothyroidism and thyroid issues in the world.  The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 72% …

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