Death by Doctor: The Sixth Leading Cause of Death

Recent reports suggest that 247 people die in America every day due to preventable infections picked up in hospital, with doctors and their staff implicated as the causes. A team of researchers from the Joint Commision, the leading hospital accrediting agency in America, found that doctors and nurses washed their hands an average 50 percent […]

Do We Really Need That Much Iodine?

All of my clients know that the reason they get such impressive results is that we remove the obstacles that impair their metabolism, eliminate long-term restrictions on the body’s processes and generally get them to function the way nature intended. Before any of these improvements can take place, the first step is always to correct […]

Protein Intake: Modern Times, Same Requirements

If you are one of the many health-conscious individuals in search of reliable nutritional advice, you can be forgiven for feeling confused. There is a vast array of both opinions and interpretations on what you should be eating, most of it conflicting. This conflict is especially apparent when the subject matter is protein intake, namely […]

Antidepressant Madness

So, what we had suspected for some time has now been confirmed. A study published this month in the Archives of General Psychiatry show that SSRI anti-depressants are now the most widely prescribed drugs in the Western world. The study showed that there was a 40.1% increase the prescription of these drugs between 1996 and […]

NICE, New Drugs and Selective Fury in the Press

If you read particular mainstream newspapers, you could be forgiven for thinking that 90% of British residents are asylum seekers and that you are playing Russian roulette with your life if you leave the house after 7pm. You may also be forgiven for thinking that NICE are a bunch of grumpy old men, hell-bent on […]

Mercury and Heavy Metals: How Much of an Issue are They?

Mercury is a heavy metal that has had a variety of uses throughout history, with evidence of its use existing for several ancient civilisations. However, perhaps the most controversial use is that in the dental amalgam. In the mid-nineteenth century, the mercury-silver-tin-copper-cadmium mix began to prove irresistible to dentists as a dental amalgam. The reasons […]

Swine Flu – Winners and Losers

What do you get if you cross pharmaceutical executives chasing sales, a government eager to change the never-ending stream of negative headlines, and a normal antigenic shift of an influenza virus? A Swine Flu Pandemic. By the time you read this, the public’s stamina for Swine Flu Panic will be faltering, the junior schools across […]

What You Should Know About the Vitamin ‘Research’

Many of you may have been concerned by the recent adverse coverage of anti-oxidant supplements. This was the second press release of the same research led by Goran Bjelakovic, which suggested that vitamins A and E could increase morbidity. This is simply not true. In reality, this was actually no more than a meta-analysis of […]