Max Banfield

Writer in Adelaide, Australia

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1980 - The Posture Theory
1998 - The Standing Computer Posture
2014 - The postural cause of non-cardiac chest pain
1976-83 - The physical basis of chronic fatigue (now cfs)
1976-83 - The treatment for chronic fatigue (now Pacing)
1997 - The Tribesman’s Diet as a cure for angina.
1978 - 83, 15 essays in the Australasian Nurses Journal
1994 - 2000, 11 editions of a book called The Posture Theory
Oct 2013-Feb, 37 essays (and four attachments) in the British Medical Journal

1. The posture theory established that the illnesses which are common in sedentary workers are due to postural factors, and not stress.

2. The standing computer posture is a method of treating chronic recurring abdominal pain and other posture related ailments by changing from the sitting posture, which puts pressure on the chest and abdomen, to the standing posture which effectively removes that pressure.

3. The cause of chest pain which occurs in the absence of x-ray, or cardiographic evidence has been a mystery which the world’s top researchers have been trying to solve for more than 150 years. In 2014 I discovered that the combination of forward curvature of the upper spine, sideways curvature of the spine, and a vertical sternum strains the chest wall to cause the stretching of any one of the attachments between ribs 7-10 which leaves one of them loose and disposes to the occasional slippage of one rib behind or over another to impinge an intercostal nerve and produce the pain.

4. In 1976 I enrolled in an exercise class at a medical research organisation called the South Australian Institute for Fitness Research and Training, and began twice per week, and increased to six or seven days a week, when after ten months I injured my knee and had to stop. In the meantime my aerobic capacity had been scientifically measured at the start and at three monthly intervals. I found that my health improved significantly in the first three months, and that it then peaked below normal despite increased levels and frequency of training. I had therefore identified that it had a physical basis. That condition has since been officially referred to as the chronic fatigue syndrome, and CFS societies began.

5. I found that I could walk or jog slowly with a minimum of problems, but if I increased my pace to a high