|Editorial Issue 275|
Positive Health PH Online January 2022 Issue 275 is published live on 9 Dec 2021 at a critical yet enigmatic juncture in the coronavirus pandemic – just weeks after the Omicron variant was detected.
At this point in time, it is known that there are about 30 mutations compared with the original virus, the majority in the Spike protein region. It appears to be significantly more transmissible than the currently dominant Delta virus; however it is not presently known whether the virus is more virulent, or whether it can evade the immune responses triggered by vaccines. So until more research reveals precise data, we all need to patiently await reliable answers or else play Russian roulette or predict à la Mystic Med.
Here is a brief sample of alternative viewpoints about Covid-19:
PH Online Issue 275 epitomizes how a fully integrated healthcare model is critical to our health and wellbeing. We have, in my view, apparently gone backwards from the 1990s and early 2000s when steps were initiated to place complementary therapies within a voluntary self-regulatory framework for Complementary Therapies. In its place, The CNHC –Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council – independent UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of health practitioners. CNHC's register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, a body accountable to Parliament.
In 2021 it is apparent for all to see that Complementary Therapies have all but disappeared from the news media and public discourse, particularly regarding clinically viable approaches to Covid-19 other than pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines, as published in Letters to the Editor Issue 275 - Vitamin C Intervention for Critical COVID-19: A Pragmatic Review of the Current Level of Evidence and Summary of Recent Research with Three Nutrients in the War Against Cancer.
Positive Health PH Online – Integrated Healthcare for the 21st Century – soldiers on, soon to enter its 28th year of publication. During Nov 2021 PH Online received 140,230 visits from 36,605 Unique Sites / 161,587 Unique URLs, 1,624,245 Page Views, 2,337,134 Files and 2,586,881 Hits. Readers eager for clinically authoritative information are voting with their visits.
PH Online Issue 275 presents a well-rounded selection of Editorial features addressing a wide spectrum of mind-body-emotional health issues:
The following articles discuss psychospiritual /mental / mind-oriented approach to optimal health:
The following articles discuss topics specific to healthcare:
This next group of articles discuss Nutritional, Herbal, Metabolic and Sexual aspects of health:
The Bodywork section of features, from which the Trauma Cover Story is derived, provide information regarding Trauma and Energy, Work Hygiene, Exercise Fitness and Safety:
I unreservedly present PH Online Issue 275 in its entirety to all readers for your education, information and delectation, including editorial features, letters to the editor, research updates and short features and brief takes.
And perhaps most importantly, the very best, healthy and happy New Year 2022 to everyone in the PH Online universe.