A new blog that I hope you will support

HealthInsightUK.org gives progressive doctors and health experts a platform to make a science-based case for changes in the treatment and prevention of disease.
Edited by award-winning health journalist Jerome Burne, HealthInsightUK explains, without bias, why drugs are not the only – and may not be the best way to cut the risk of the big 3 killers: cancer, heart disease and diabetes, as well as the major debilitators: obesity and Alzheimer’s.
The team sets out the science behind ‘alternative’ regimes, which your doctor may not have the time or inclination to discuss – and which drug companies have no financial reason to research.
HealthInsightUK will be, Jerome Burne says, “an independent and reliable source of information about drug risks and side effects, as well as providing scientific evidence for non-patentable treatments.”

The launch version which goes live today leads, with an article by Jerome Burne about why a very low carb diet could be a new treatment for cancer.

Integrated medicine practitioner and nutrition specialist Dr John Briffa GP describes the British Heart Foundation’s promotion of a risky treatment; statin-sceptic Dr Malcolm Kendrick explains why statin’s side-effects outweigh the benefits and Dr Des Spence, a columnist for the BMJ, asks: if diabetes is a lifestyle disease why do we spend 600 million treating it with drugs?

11 thoughts on “A new blog that I hope you will support

  1. Robert Park

    If I can deviate just a tad to what has been said above as there are prescription drugs, as many physicians will be aware, that have beneficial off-label uses with side-effects that are few and when they do occur are mild and should not be on prescription. Here are a few examples: hydergine (that has lately been taken off license by NICE but why) which was prescribed for the early signs of senility also controls both apnoea and ADHD symptoms and probably more; selegiline is excellent at controlling neurological symptoms (mainly post-operative ones); phenytoin, prescribed for convulsion has a plethora of benefits which have been thoroughly researched and which includes obsessive thoughts, increasing feelings of well being, of stamina, at controlling nocturnal cramp (but then so does beetroot), and may, if taken regularly, increase longevity. Twice I raised those benefits with the pharmaceutical companies but was ignored; sunsequently the UK took hydergine off license so was there a connection?

  2. Alan

    Excellent, another good health blog with an RSS feed as well.

    Along with WDDTY and Malcolm Kendrick, I feel pretty confident of benefitting from up to date medical news that I can trust… so different to when I was growing up and had just the mainstream media to rely upon for what turned out to be lies, damned lies and half truths.

  3. Christopher Palmer

    HealthInsightUK has to be one of the most exciting developments in the domain of health and nutrition blogs. It brings some open-minded, free thinking, knowledgable, and evidence informed bloggers together under one forum. That has to be good.

  4. Robert Park

    Hydergine can be purchased anywhere outside of the UK and in some countries there is no requirement for a medical certificate (entirely unnecessary). Up to three months supply for one’s own use can be brought into the UK. Mostly they are supplied in 4.5mg tablets which can be split. Hydergine is benign and not known to be contraindicated, toxic, nor addictive. I have been taking it for around twenty years at 2.25mg nightly which effectively controls my apnoea and preserves my marital relationship.

  5. Mary Richard

    I love the new blog, Dr. Kendrick. It looks to be quite popular as well as multi-faceted. I wish my father was an influential Hollywood producer, so I could put this information on the big screen!!

  6. Janet

    Will be interesting to read what they say about Hi carb vs Lo carb diets…
    I’m listening to a series of video – interviews from the US, done by a ‘reformed’ diabetic-overweight gentleman. Last one (episode 3 of 9) seemed to be an unabashed, lauding the virtues of low-fat, plant-based ‘veganism’ – at the expense of fat &meat-eaters, destined for a shorter and less pleasant life-span.
    I thought we had moved on from Dairy and ‘fat-bashing’. Maybe not in the USof A.


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