Yoghurt Does Not Reduce Diabetes Risk: Why the EPIC-Norfolk Study on Low-Fat Dairy is Wrong

If you’ve ever wondered what the milk industry get back for their annual £46m PR spend, today you got your answer. “Yoghurt The Key to Beating Diabetes”, screamed the Daily Mail headline. On the front page, no less. Worthy of the front page? I doubt it. Any truth in it? None whatsoever. Let me explain. […]

“Is Cannabis Bad For Me?”: References for My Article on the Huffington Post

The following references relate to my recent post on the Huffington Post, where I discussed the trends in legalisation, the safety and the therapeutic benefits of the herb. 1. Gordon et al, 2013. Medical consequences of marijuana use: a review of current literature. Curr Psychiatry Rep. Dec;15(12):419 2. Hampson et al, 1998. Cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol […]

Debunking Soy: The World’s Worst Health Food

All of us are influenced by marketing at some point. If we were not, companies would stop ploughing funds into their marketing departments. Of course, this is just basic capitalism when it comes to choosing a pair of jeans. But the issue becomes decidedly unethical when food choices are concerned. Soy is a perfect example […]

Health Propaganda: When They Lie About Your Food, Do You Swallow It?

As a society alive with healthy skepticism, we often look back at historical events and are amazed at just how accepting various populations were of such blatant propaganda. Such propaganda has existed since methods of communication began, was refined into it’s modern form by the Creel Commission in 1916, and has since been a standard […]

Mammograms, Breast Cancer and the Cost of Early Screening

Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among women aged between 44 and 55. It is therefore no surprise that talk of breast cancer can trigger such emotive responses, or that logical and balanced discussion remains difficult. Cancer patients that voice doubt over the mantra of early screening or are reticent about the use […]

Since When Was Bread Bad for Me?

There are few things people want to hear less than a recommendation to avoid wheat. The grain is present in such a wide variety of foods that pointing out potential problems often results in strong emotional responses: What am I meant to eat instead? Isn’t wholemeal OK? Surely a few slices of toast each day […]

What Mainstream Doctors Say About Adrenal Fatigue – Are They Right?

Mainstream medicine and ‘alternative’ medical community rarely see eye-to-eye. This is particularly true in regards to adrenal fatigue. In this area, holistic practitioners are more likely to assess any impact that adrenal health may be having on the individual. Mainstream doctors are not trained to consider the function of these organs in consultations, and this […]

Water ‘Does Not Prevent Dehydration’, Claim EU

Following the publication of a decision paper by the European Food Standards Agency, it turns out that vitamins, herbs and sunlight and water have got something in common. The link is that, according to the regulators that influence our access to healthcare, all of them have no benefits in the body. If you have lived […]

Adrenal Fatigue is not Addison’s

There are few things more frustrating than not being taken seriously by your GP. While no-one minds being contradicted by a knowledgeable professional who has taken the time to consider your personal situation, an outright dismissal based on ignorance tends to get under then skin. This dismissal occurs repeatedly when individuals approach their doctors to […]

Water Flouridation: How I See It

As I write, controversy rages over the plans of local health authorities in Southampton to initiate the mass medication of around 200,000 people in the city and surrounding area. This mass medication attempt comes in the form of fluoridation of the municipal water supply, ostensibly on the basis of ‘dental health’. Although 72% of those […]