2014 in review

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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 310,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 13 days for that many people to see it.

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29 thoughts on “2014 in review

  1. Marji M

    Keep up the great work, Dr Kendrick!! Wishing you all the best for 2015 – readers, let’s try for at least a million reads in 2015

  2. Mary Richard

    Dr. Kendrick…I talk too much!!! Thanks for allowing this American to speak her mind.

    Have a happy and prosperous New Year. Do the Scots eat black eyed peas and cabbage on New Years Day? Just curious!!

      1. Mary Richard

        Dr. Kendrick,
        You are so funny!! Can’t wait to get my book!!

        I have Ardbeg in my pantry and will salute to Scotland, all the UK and the USA both before and after midnight. I will be doing a lot of recovering myself as will my guests. Your latest 2014 in review was fabulous.

        Eat your cabbage tomorrow, Dr. Kendrick. It will bring you much luck and prosperity in the new year. I don’t normally drink, but for some odd reason, my favorite drink since I had my first taste at the age of 17, was, in fact, Chivas Regal. So, hats off to our U.K friends and thank you for your most appreciated contribution to medicine. Thank you also for bringing together our wonderful friends and brilliant minds across the globe who have taught me so much. Above all, thanks for your patience!

        God Bless,

      2. Professor Göran Sjöberg

        Mary Richard

        “I have Ardbeg in my pantry and will salute to Scotland, all the UK and the USA both before and after midnight.”

        I must admit that my pantry now, on the first day of the New Year, is empty since I have, for almost two weeks, frequently saluted the “Scotch” with ‘Ardbeg 10 Years’ ; this with a special appreciative thought to Malcolm at every occasion.

        Long live the “Scotch”!

        “Happy New Year!”

      1. Mary Richard

        I would love to have that recipe for deep friend Mars Bars. Then, I must stay away from all this sugar. I have overdosed on sugar I am afraid!! But this is the only time of year where I have a real excuse.

      2. David Bailey


        As I understand it, you just go up to a fish and chips stall, buy a Mars Bar, and ask them to dunk it in the fat (used to fry the chips (French Fries) and fish) for a short while, after which I guess you could add salt and vinegar as required!

        I don’t come from Scotland, and I have never had one of these delicacies!

  3. Agg

    Happy New Year Mr Kendrick!! I am looking forward to it, hope it will be better to all of us 🙂 (definitely for me, your new book is on my birthday/Christmas/no special occasion list; just wish the first one was translated into Polish so I could present it to my non-English speaking family and friends)

  4. Sue Richardson

    Just one tiny wee irrelevant comment about the map of the world showing where people have commented from. The Isle of Man isn’t on it. We may be small, but we exist – therefore we are! Just saying. Personally I found this blog when I was trawling through t’internet looking for stuff on cholesterol as I had been told that mine was too high. I am so glad I found it. This blog, together with The Great Cholesterol Con has given me confidence re NOT taking statins, it has informed, enlightened and made me laugh while it was doing it! Also, it is written so that even ordinary people like me can understand it. Some of the stuff I have read is so medically orientated that it went over my head, but you have a great gift of being able to communicate to all levels of (reasonable) intelligence. Thank you so much. By the way, how is Macclesfield these days? I used to live in Heald Green, not too far away but no one has ever heard of it, so I just say ‘near the airport’. Have a wonderful, healthy 2015!

      1. Sue Richardson

        You’re right about the planes. During most telephone conversations I remember, you had to stop talking at least once to say “just a minute there’s a plane going over”. I suppose it’s even worse now.

  5. karinska2

    Happy New Year! It’s been fascinating, enlightening, and truly inspiring reading this blog and I look forward to more of the same in 2015.

  6. Lauren Romeo, MD

    What a neat tool for you to check on things! I love reading your thoughts, I don’t always comment but have often referred others to your blog. Best to you for a Happy New Year!

  7. mikecawdery

    Dr Kendrick

    First, may I thank you for your excellent posts over the years and bringing sense into the murky waters of the cholesterol myths. Please continue. I am looking forward to reading your new book in the coming days (already ordered).

    May 2015 be a very prosperous and happy New Year for you and your family

    1. Flyinthesky

      Mike, Bought that damn book on kindle, “deadly medicines and organized crime”. youre right, only on chapter 7, depressed already.
      I’m waiting for the new work on kindle, I can’t read physical books anymore I read on the PC.

      1. mikecawdery


        Glad you bought the book. Generally, I too use Kindle because I can comment thereon and copy relevant bits. I bought Gotzsche’s book (paper back) so that I can pass it round. Should be compulsory reading for all health care workers along with Dr Kendrick’s contributions.

  8. Flyinthesky

    Thank you for an entertaining and educational year and thank you for allowing me to pesent my seemingly bizzare perspectives, they all make sense to me, well most of them.
    My specific area of interest is how it all works and sadly after years of enquiries I have concluded: it all works the same. We are all just pieces in someone elses game.
    Best wishes to you and all the people who post their views and expieriences, Alan.

    N.B. 310,000, this site deserves another nought on that. That however could be problematic, you would need to purchase more bandwidth and give up working to become a full time moderator.

  9. Jennifer

    Happy New Year, Dr Kendrick.
    Thank you for this blog, and good luck with your new book. We are eagerly anticipating its publication.
    May I mention, to those who posted a question on this site last month concerning Dr John Briffa, that I received an e-mail from him earlier this evening explaining that all is well with him. I know this will be nice news for those not on the e-mail circulation list.

      1. Jennifer

        Dr Briffa’s email stated that he hopes to return to blogging at a reduced frequency than previously, but gave no indication as to when.

    1. Fiona

      Re Jennifer’s comment: In Dr John Briffa’s email he explained that the main reason he’s not had time to blog recently is that he’s become the father of a baby daughter. Warmest wishes to him and his family, to Dr Kendrick and his and to all of you who are enthusiastic followers of these wise writings and contribute to the discussion.

      1. David Bailey

        That is certainly a good reason for him not to run his blog for a bit!

        H clearly makes a great contribution to honest medicine, and I hope he realises how many people have missed him!

  10. S Jones

    Thank you for your blog and for “The Great Cholesterol Con”. I used to think, several years ago, that I needed statins because my cholesterol was high (about 8), but my doctor told me my risk was not high enough to be prescribed them (by the criteria in use at the time). I expected to suffer a heart attack or a stroke at any time (a slight exaggeration perhaps, but I had been brainwashed).

    Thankfully sanity has been restored by this and other websites, and I’ve managed to avoid statins completely. I have had them recommended to me twice since those early days though, and I felt justified in refusing them. I am a lot happier about my health these days, and suffer a lot less health anxiety than I did. Thank you again for all the information you make available.

    Happy New Year and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2015 to you and all the people who read this blog.


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