The chaos in nutrition There is little doubt that nutritional science is in a real mess. Despite convincing evidence of the benefits of a diet, which is low in carbohydrates and high in healthy fats (LCHF) authorities continue...Read More
It is about forty years since the dietary guidelines were introduced in USA. Most other countries followed suit. Here in the UK, the report by the Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy (COMA) on “Diet and Cardiovascular...Read More
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
An essential nutrient? CoQ10 (Ubiquinone) is a coenzyme, which is a vital substance in the body that has many important functions. It plays a key role in the generation of energy in the mitochondria, which are the “powerhouses”...Read More
The market town of Skipton is the “Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales”. It is located within commuting distance of Leeds and Bradford. Like everywhere else it has its fair share of people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes...Read More
Although nutrition science has been responsible for some remarkable progress in human health, there is widespread agreement that everything in the garden is not rosy. In particular, there have been some spectacular failures,...Read More
The death was announced recently of Dr Duane Graveline, who established the Spacedoc website (1). Dr Graveline was a qualified MD and spent a period of his working life as an astronaut. During this time he was treated with...Read More
The recent spat between the BMJ and The Lancet about statins must leave the ordinary members of the public in a complete state of confusion. If the leaders of the medical professions cannot agree, what chance is there for the...Read More
Public Health England (PHE) has just launched the latest version of the Eatwell Guide (1). In the related PR the following points were made: There is greater prominence for fruit, vegetables and starchy carbohydrates, preferably...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
- Spin and bias in reporting trials to determine safety and efficacy of newly developed pharmaceuticals.
about 15 mins ago
- US Dietary Goals have been fundamentally flawed from the beginning. Now we know why!
about 35 mins ago
- New developments in healthcare present patients with opportunities to take much more personal control.
about 55 mins ago
- Huge amounts of cash wasted on drugs which fail to deliver.
about 1 hour ago
- How many more have to testify that the conventional approach to T2D does not work for the authorities to listen?
about 2 hours ago