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by Ron Kurtus

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Thank you for posting about healthy cooking Cookware Companies USA
Daughter must get 30 x-rays X-ray Risks Sri Lanka
Praise for Homemaker's Guild cookware Cookware Companies USA
Suggested sleep resource Resources USA
Suggested health resources General USA
Do they still teach diagnosing disease by smell? Doctors Smelled Diseases USA
Bought cookware in 1973 and wants it replaced Cookware Companies USA
Are seven CT scans harmful? X-ray Risks USA
Golden West stainless steel cookware Cookware Companies USA
What can you do after vomiting? Vomiting South Africa
Measuring changes in health energy Healing Touch Canada
Want to find out about x-ray risks X-ray Risks Canada
HIV risks in cleaning washrooms General USA
Smelling diseases Smells India
Parts for UltraCore electric skillet Cookware Companies USA

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Cookware Companies

Thank you for posting about healthy cooking

December 2, 2013


I enjoyed reading on your web page. Thank you for posting. I went to my first demo but I could not reason the price.

- USA (24237)


Thanks for the feedback. Yes, the cost of the cookware is expensive, but some people feel it is worth it.

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X-ray Risks

Daughter must get 30 x-rays

November 3, 2013


Dear Sir,
My 13 years old daughter is found with her spinal code deformed call Scoliosis. At present we are taking treatment from Singapore. During one session (Two weeks time) they taken about 30 spinal code X- rays. That x-ray were taken during September 2013. Again she have to go for follow up treatment during December 2013. They will take at lest another 20 or more x-rays during December. Is it safe to take x-ray like this?

Keminda - Sri Lanka (24166)


I am sorry to hear that your daughter has Scoliosis, but it is good that she is getting treatment for the problem.

Although 30 x-rays seems like a lot, the risk of your daughter getting cancer from those x-rays is extremely small. It is always wish to ask the doctor for reassurance, but I think it is the best and safest course of action to take.

Best wishes on your daughter's good health.

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Cookware Companies

Praise for Homemaker's Guild cookware

October 26, 2013


I am so thrilled with my Homemaker's Guild cookware. My husband and I bought it right after we were married in 1965 - so my cookware is around 48 years old and still going strong. My daughter is now using it and it continues to perform well. What a product!!

- USA (24134)


It is fantastic that your cookware has lasted so long and so well. Not many products will last as long.

Also, congratulations on 48 years of marriage.

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Suggested sleep resource

October 19, 2013



On the School for Champions website page with Health Resources, in the section on Sleep Disorders,

You may wish to add


This is a non-profit website about sleep patterns, physiology, insomnia and other disorders. We have no ads and no connections to any drug companies or treatment centers.

Thank you.

Ashley - USA (24113)


I added the Sleepdex resource to the Health Resources page.

Best wishes for your organization.

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Suggested health resources

October 16, 2013



My name is Hope, and I'm currently putting together a resource guide for seniors interested in practicing natural remedies for ailments, anxiety and stress. Such ideology is very important to me, because one of my relatives has seen a big improvement in her own health since she stopped taking her prescription drugs and started practicing yoga! I know it won’t work for everybody, but if it can help some, then it's definitely worth it!

While doing reading for my article, I came across your website. I found some useful resources, so wanted to thank you for providing it! I did also found an outdated, dead link, though, that I wanted to call your attention to.

You are currently linking to the old iVillage site: The site has been moved (without a redirect) to: I was on this page when I found that old link: .

Speaking from a visitor’s standpoint, I know others will value being able to easily click through to the website.

When you make the change, I thought it would be the perfect time to consider adding some additional resources to your page. I’ve put together a short list of resources that I believe would be a good fit on your website:

If you agree, they are yours to put on your page:

Senior Resource Guide to Healthy Living

Managing Your Anxiety Through Yoga Therapy

Holistic Seniors

Seniors Guide to Drug and Alcohol Recovery

Thanks for your time!

Hope - USA (24099)


Thanks for pointing out the broken link and for providing suggested resources. I corrected the link and added your suggestions to Resources - Senior citizen health issues.

I plan to add a section on senior health in the near future.

Best wishes with your guide. I'd be glad to see it when you finish.

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Doctors Smelled Diseases

Do they still teach diagnosing disease by smell?

September 28, 2013


This was very fascinating! I imagine there would have been rigorous training in medical schools regarding diagnosing by smell. When did the practice end? Are there schools still teaching it and textbooks describing it?

Best regards,

Ben - USA (24060)


I think the practice of diagnosing diseases by smell stopped when doctors no longer did house calls or dealt with patients on a more personal basis. I think that was in the 1950's.

These days diagnosing is usually done through various tests. However, there is a movement to diagnose diseases through odors, using dogs and certain devices.

Note that mothers often can tell if their infants are sick by the smell of the child.

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Cookware Companies

Bought cookware in 1973 and wants it replaced

August 28, 2013


I bought waterless cookware, china and crystal in 1973 at an In Home Sales Party. The company is no longer. A company replaced my cookware but not the waterless variety. I paid for waterless technology in 1973. I want waterless technology today. How do I get them to replace it with a comparable product? How do I replace my china that has an open stock guarantee if the company no longer exists?

becky - USA (23972)


1973 was 40 years ago. Unfortunately, many companies from then no longer exist or no longer make the same products. The same is true with a 1973 television set.

You are very fortunate to get use out of the cookware for so many years. You may need to purchase new cookware and new china.

Best wishes on getting the goods you desire.

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X-ray Risks

Are seven CT scans harmful?

August 8, 2013


I had seven Ct scans this year and am quite worried about the amount of radiation I have received. I have refused any more since then. The scans were all of my head and upper body. Does this radiation ever leave the body or is the damage done to cells immediately.

- USA (23920)


Seven CT scans in one area seems excessive. You should tell your doctor of your concerns and ask if they are really necessary and about the potential risks.

Modern CT scans use low dosages of radiation, so the risk of damaging cells and causing cancer is small. The benefits usually outweighs the risks. However, scans around reproductive organs CT scans of pregnant women should usually be avoided.

I hope this information helps you. Best wishes for good health.

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Cookware Companies

Golden West stainless steel cookware

August 5, 2013


Do you have any idea who manufactured Golden West stainless steel cookware? Made in USA 18-8 stainless

Doreen - USA (23909)


I'm sorry but I don't have that information.

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What can you do after vomiting?

July 14, 2013


What can u do after vomiting because u feel weak most of the is it posible to get a. Strong headache after drinking a pull we out eating can also cause u to vomit?

mia - South Africa (23858)


Your body causes you to vomit to get rid of toxic or poisonous material. Sometimes it can be food that is spoiled or disagrees with you. Also, if you are ill, bacteria and viruses may be causing toxins in your system.

Vomiting is very stressful and can make you feel weak. If you vomit too much, you may need to drink water to get more liquid in your system. If you vomit often, it is good to see a doctor to make sure there is nothing serious wrong.

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Healing Touch

Measuring changes in health energy

July 6, 2013


I am a subtle energy researcher looking for assistance in recording the changes in the energy field before during and after healing for a book I am writing. It would be a simple matter of taking photographs under specific lighting conditions and emailing them to me for processing. I would, of course, send a copy of the processed pictures to you. Please advise us of your interest, thank you for your consideration. Namaste,

Chris - Canada (23836)


Changes in energy fields after forms of subtle energy healing is not easy to record. Typically it is subjective.

One method may be to use Kirlian Photography (See Sensing Another's Aura). However, I really don't take such photographs.

Best wishes in your book.

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X-ray Risks

Want to find out about x-ray risks

June 29, 2013


I would like to talk to Ron Kurtus or anyone else who has full knowledge regarding article or about xrays and radiation.. please contact me. Its very important. please and thank you.

pooja - Canada (23818)


What sort of information do you want?

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HIV risks in cleaning washrooms

June 27, 2013


Hi, there! I am working as a caretaker, and part of it is cleaning the washrooms. I am just wondering if you touched by accident a women's sanitary pads, would it exposed you to a risk for contacting HIV virus, if the person is infected, or other types of blood borne diseases? I am wearing a nitrile gloves as I cleaned, but still curious for my safety.

Thank you in advance and more power to you.

- USA (23814)


There is almost zero chance of contracting HIV or other blood-borne disease from touching a woman's sanitary pad unless you were not wearing gloves and had an open sore on your hand.

Even if are are wearing gloves, you must be careful not to touch your eyes or mouth, since they can be entry points for disease.

If you accidentally touched a used sanitary pad, it would be a good idea to rise off your gloves.

Best wishes on remaining healthy.

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Smelling diseases

June 18, 2013


can you tel the type of smells ror various disease,because i can smell few like cough,cold and cancer?

pryash - India (23787)


The problem with explaining smells or odors is that you can only compare them with something familiar.

When a person has a cough or cold, hi or her breath may smell sour. Sometimes it is because the mucous is infected.

Dogs have been trained to detect some cancers in medical tests. But the method is not yet fully tested.

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Cookware Companies

Parts for UltraCore electric skillet

June 11, 2013


I have an UltraCore electric skillet made by Ekco Home products, PO Box 6386 Thousand Oaks CA 91359.
You have listed World kitchen and they do not sell anything electric.
I need replacement parts and it has a 50 year warranty.

Cindy - USA (23769)


Many of these companies come and go, and I can't follow them all.

EKCO is presently owned by World Kitchen. Try the EKCO website and contact them for information on your warranty.

Good luck on getting replacement parts.

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