“Be responsible for your own health, says leading GP” was the headline for an article in the Yorkshire Post recently. This was based on a comment made by Dr Clare Gerada, a former Chair of the Royal College of General...Read More
Category: Health policy
Petr Skrabanek was professor of medicine at Trinity College Dublin who according to his obituary in The Times: “exposed the claims of public health doctors, epidemiologists, dietary evangelists and others that many diseases were...Read More
When the dietary guidelines were devised in the 1970s/1980s one of the most important studies used to justify them was the investigation conducted in North Karelia, which is a province in Finland. Population studies were...Read More
One of the greatest scandals of modern times is the advice offered by the mainstream medical and healthcare professionals to those who are diagnosed with both Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and Type 2 (T2D). With respect to diet, they...Read More
Background Over 100 people attended this event, which was planned to help those with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) understand that, contrary to the advice given by most health professionals, this disease can be controlled (possibly even...Read More
Chilcot: a devastating critique of government in the UK The report of the Inquiry conducted by Sir John Chilcot is a devastating condemnation of the Blair government’s decision to participate in the invasion of Iraq in March...Read More
More money is not the answer The amount of money which is being demanded for the provision of health care continues to grow. Here in the UK the various political parties compete with each other to increase expenditure on health...Read More
The cornerstone of the original dietary guidelines was the recommendation to reduce the intake of saturated fat (SFA). This in turn led to the advice to increase the consumption of complex carbohydrates and the polyunsaturated...Read More
In this blog, I will highlight the views and experience of those who have succeeded in coping effectively with their condition. Invariably this has been achieved by reducing consumption of sugar and carbohydrates and replacing...Read More
Rangan Chatterjee is a GP who works in the Oldham area of Greater Manchester. He is featured in a rather unique series of TV programmes on the BBC entitled “Doctor in the House”. Dr Chatterjee lives with a family for a period so...Read More
My dear Jeremy, As you know it is imperative that we eliminate the financial deficit and that one key element of our strategy it to ensure that that we use public money as efficiently as possible. Since the election the Treasury...Read More
In part 1, I described how there is a real scope for reducing the expenditure on drugs and many medical procedures which make little contribution to improving health and very often do more harm than good. In this blog the...Read More
- The murky history behind fluoridation.
about 36 mins ago
- #Statins provide false reassurances that may discourage patients from taking the steps that actually reduce CVD.
about 56 mins ago
- Risk of dying in hospital equals that of soldier in Afghanistan.
about 1 hour ago
- #Statins have minimal benefit while side-effects have never been quantified properly.
about 2 hours ago
- Many people who comply with official advice on salt may be suffering from a deficiency.
about 2 hours ago