My interview with Joe Mercola

12th February 2022

Catch it while you can.

Dr Joe Mercola – a man who I admire – interviewed me about The Clot Thickens recently. This is my latest book, in case you are unaware of this majestic tome… if so, where have you been? It was all over the mainstream press, all major news channels… then I woke up.

This interview is now going to be available from Sunday 13th February, for forty-eight hours only* [unless you go behind the pay wall]. I am not entirely sure what hour it will posted, as the US is several hours behind the UK.

As some of you may know, various authorities tried very hard to shut down Mercola’s website, as he had many articles critical of the mainstream response to COVID. He ended up having to take down all his articles after forty-eight hours, then put them behind a pay wall. Some weird compromise or other, that I don’t fully understand. Anyway, you can hear my great words of wisdom if you wish, from Sunday the 13th for forty-eight hours only*. You have been warned.

*at least officially. You may want to try the link now to see if it works.
https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2022/02/13/root-cause-of-all-heart-disease.aspx

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153 thoughts on “My interview with Joe Mercola

    1. Annmarie

      Thank you for sharing this interview with Dr. Mercola. It was wonderful to hear you and Dr. Mercola have a lengthy discussion. I read your response to a commenter that questioned your sense in speaking with Dr. Mercola. You have garnered even more respect from me. We are fortunate to have your unique voice, vast knowledge, inquisitive intellect and wonderful sense of humor to enrich our reading experience.

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  1. Val

    Looking forward to the above but I assume you mean that’s available from 13th February and not December !!!!!!!!!!! P.S, Love your latest book.

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  2. Vivien Harkness

    The type O in the date a mistake or a purpose as suspect it is for tomorrow to see..
    regards Vivien an interested concerning pensioner….

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  3. Joy Smith

    Hi Doctor Malcolm. Did you mean 13th December or did you really mean February?
    I love the sound of this “The Clot Thickens” Who came up with that?
    Will look out for it.

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    1. DAVID MCALONAN

      Joy – ‘The Clot Thickens’ is outstanding. Highly recommended – I read it in one sitting and it joined up a few dots for me that fitted in with over 20 years of my own research and experience of the vascular minefield that sometimes is mistakenly labelled CHD amongst others.

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  4. grahamxphillips

    Hi Malcolm

    Typo in the date. It says December (should be Feb)

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  5. anglosvizzera

    Other than the “month” issues, you can open the video in Bitchute using the link below the video on Mercola’s site, which may then be available for longer than the 48 hours on his site. There is also a link to a full transcript which you can download as a pdf file and keep for posterity!

    (Here’s the Bitchute link anyway – https://www.bitchute.com/video/YppPfY0DXOVq/ )

    I see that there’s also a link that says “Download my FREE podcast” but it opens up Mercola’s podcast page…the interview doesn’t seem to be there yet, but I don’t know how you can download it from there – anyone know how to do it?

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  6. colinbannon

    Im shocked that Joe Mercola is someone you admire. I read his daily newsletter and it is full of inaccuracies, references which when you look are frequently misquoted and generally radically anti vaccine.(Any vaccine). He was not ‘shut down’ by “them” but simply used an op-ed in the Washington Post as an excuse to set up a paywall and make even more money from his hogwash. I share some of his opinions on diet, fat etc, but they are no longer that controversial. and he and runs a wildly expensive supplement website which funds the US antivaccine lobby which includes Wakefield, who I can only hope is not someone else you admire.
    The down side to this is that I now wonder as to your judgement on other matters.

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    1. Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Post author

      Ah, so you are able to decide on who I can, and cannot, admire. And from that decide upon my judgement on all other matters. Truly, you possess wisdom beyond mine. I don’t agree with everything he does, or says, or promotes. But I do believe he is trying to search for the truth, which is what I admire. I think your comment ‘I share some of his opinions on diet, but they are no longer that controversial’ is interesting. They reason why they are no longer that controversial because people like Mercola have been battling against the high carb low fat orthodoxy for years.

      P.S. I can admire who I like, thanks.

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      1. JohnC

        I think that you can admire a person without agreeing with them totally. I receive Joe Mercola’s daily e-mail and I can sort the wheat from the chaff. This has been the problem over the past 2 years or so in the polarisation of opinion without listening or acknowledging the opposing viewpoints. This is just another example of the intransigence of both sides, diet and cardiovascular disease; anthropogenic v natural climate change; germ theory v terrain theory etc.

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        1. vermontresident

          I agree — I like to hear different points of view. Mercola has a lot of original ideas — that’s ok with me. I don’t “believe” everything he says, but I don’t “believe” everything anybody says. It’s not a matter of picking sides and believing everyone one side sells. The problem with the “mainstream” media etc. is that every story is exactly the same, from every “source.” Every issue has the “official” answer and no other sides are presented. They give you the hard sell on every issue, complain that the people who disagree are “bad people” and “completely wrong,” basically tell you that you are an idiot who should listen to and obey your betters and never acknowledge the legitimate concerns expressed in any of the “opposing” views. Favored drugs are 100% safe and effective for everyone, no one has every suffered medical malpractice, all the chemicals in our environment are totally safe, the medical established has it all figured out with perfect safety and efficacy and there’s nothing to be worried about by modern technology….Mercola makes a lot of money, so he’s “obviously” snake-oil. If he sold no books at all he’d be criticized as a “fringe” quack who couldn’t even sell a book — it all reeks of pure propaganda and that’s why people seek out other sources of information.

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        2. Eric

          I “discovered” Mercola about 10 years ago and found same valuable facts, ideas and links. However, I felt the signal to noise ratio became worse long before Covid. What bothers me most is that he proclaims things to be absolutely true that are at best hypotheses. A searcher for truth should not try to be a guru.

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      2. colinbannon

        Interesting. That is not what I said at all. You can admire who you like. Touch of Mercola pseudo-persecution there. Not sure where the the somewhat snide remark re wisdom comes from either. It seems you are playing to your audience. Fair enough, but if you think Mercola is ‘searching for the truth’ then Im off to the nearest haystack to search for a needle – it will take no time at all compared to finding an unbiased advert free article in Mercola.com.

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        1. jeresavo1

          Can I ask if you are as critical of the mainstream narrative – that which sees no wrong with the corporate and official line ?

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      3. An Italian Australian at the tropics

        I agree with you. I, too, admire him. even if I’m not a big fan, but he’s a man with some backbone, and in this historical dark age when most people are just following orders without questioning, anyone who dares to raise a hand and say “wait a minute” is to be appreciated.

        Doing so isn’t easy, I know of a cardiologist who had a few troubles for his controversial view about CVD causes and covid, and yet he’s still out there doing what is at the core of the scientific method: discussing and debating the current accepted “facts”.

        It would be easier for those men to just go with the mainstream, there is certainly more money and more prestige to be gained, somehow I don’t think that the profits from a book about reducing your CVD risk with lifestyle choices can be as good as what a cardiologist could make pushing more statins… 🙂

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    2. Joy Smith

      As my gran would say. “you’re throwing the baby out with the bathwater” I use my discernment when it comes to reading any article or listening to anybody. I ignore their opinions on any other matter other than the one I am currently reading. I still have the ability to think for myself.

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    3. KennieG

      Your are right to wonder amount Kendrick, but it should not come as a shock. In a previous post, (https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2019/07/09/my-feelings-about-the-vaccine-debate/) Kendrick wrote a post filled with misinformation about vaccines, floating the idea that vaccines come and go and that maybe vaccines do nothing. He is very careful to suggest all sorts of misinformation by innuendo but given he has a medical license he needs to be careful. In any event, the anti-vax community rallied around his article with no opposition from Dr. Kendrick. Most of what Dr. Kendrick writes about Covid 19 is based on facts taken out of context while portraying all experts as idiots. This is another reason why Kendrick admires Joe Mercola

      The first step for any conspiracy theorist is to first misrepresent what the experts are saying, and then cherry pick real data that shows an inconsistency. For vaccines, he claims that experts believe that vaccines are 100% effective, so if you find a breakthrough infection of measles for example, this means that the experts lied and maybe the vaccines don’t work at all. Yes, the logic of a 5 year old, but he does it with humour. His post on vaccines is loaded with so many misrepresentations and contradictions there are only two viable conclusions: he really is that stupid or he is happy to mislead his followers.

      How ironic that Kendrick’s response to your post is to shout with indignation that “so you are able to decide on who I can, and cannot, admire.” . Now of course, you did not tell Kendrick who he should admire or not, but Kendrick’s reflex is to falsely claim that was your position. Once he misrepresents what you have said, his followers are outraged because yes of course no one can tell another person who they can admire. This is textbook conspiracy theorist tactics.

      I also wonder about his nutrition information. I will admit that I am not qualified to screen all of that for misinformation, but if he is using the same tactics as he does for infectious disease and vaccines, watch out.

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      1. Chancery Stone

        I think it’s wonderful that you have set yourself up to “screen out all that for misinformation” and that you sweep in here like an avenging angel to sort ‘Kendrick’ out, but what, exactly, do you imagine you are achieving here? Do you think that because you have pronounced what is ‘misinformation’ we’ll all just throw our hands up and accept your gospel? Why should we? Who you? I also admire your childlike belief that if enough experts say a thing it must be right. What is that based on, how right Hitler’s elite was about Jews?

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      2. Gary Ogden

        KennieG: You’ve gotten it the wrong way around: It is the “experts” who are misrepresenting reality. By “experts” I mean those paraded on TV and quoted in other types of media. These folks have an agenda, whether political, financial, or mere egotism.

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      3. jeresavo1

        “the anti-vax community” – where oh where do they hang out ?
        when i see that I immediately recognise bias – the usual sort of bias in fact, hear no evil, see no evil etc etc etc.

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      4. An Italian Australian at the tropics

        “I also wonder about his nutrition information. I will admit that I am not qualified to screen all of that for misinformation, but if he is using the same tactics as he does for infectious disease and vaccines, watch out.”

        Dear KennieG, Dr. Kendrick is obviously wrong about everything, like all conspiracy theorists.

        Please continue with the recommended diet of healthy grains, plenty of fruit and vegetables, seed oils and very few (if any) meat, stay away from salt and saturated fats and, as a prevention, have your GP prescribe you statins.

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      5. normanbay2015

        This post about Kendrick’s vaccine article is as tendentious as he claims Kendrick to be. That article – link above in Kennie G’s post – reads very balanced to me, with an emphasis on ‘we need to find out more about why and how vaccines work’. I am 3 times Covid-vaxxed, but read with interest the research that shows that immunity wanes quite quickly from the current generation of vaccines. Of course, that is also a ‘follow the money’ trail as the producers want us to have them yearly, like my ‘flu shot…

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    4. Colin

      For sure, Merkola promotes a fair amount of quackery. So do mainstream medics but theirs is state sponsored and generally more harmful. Doesn’t stop me admiring their knowledge, and once in a while I even visit my GP. What I like about Dr K is that he’s quite happy to contradict people he likes, eg Ivor Cummins and Calcification scores.

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  7. steve cook

    This Dr.Mercola was in 2017 worth more than 100 million dollars from his sales of supplements, pet food ,cotton underwear etc. He has donated around 3 million dollars to the US National Vaccines Advocacy group which is a long standing anti vax group . I read that he has said Vit C will prevent measles and Re covid he said vaccines will cause more deaths than the disease. A professor at the John Hopkins University of Medicine has described him as the “ 21st century equivalent of a snake-oil salesman” .I suggest reading the review on the McGill Office for Science and Society of his book and his past misinformation pronouncements. No doubt there is truth in his views on big pharma and some other matters .But there always is some truths in the pronouncements of charlatans.

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    1. thecovidpilot

      This may come as a shock to you, but every source produces both baby and bathwater.

      For example, the CDC overestimates covid mortality by 50% and the FDA removed an EUA for hydroxychloroquine based on a fraudulent, now-retracted Lancet article.

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    2. Anthony Oliver

      Well if you look at the decline in measles mortality it happened long before there were and measles vaccines, but in step with the increase in sanitation, clean water, good housing and better nutrition, so maybe Dr. Mercola has a point about vitamin C.

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      1. Martin Back

        That’s fine if you live in a place with clean water and sanitation, but what about the billions who are not so fortunate? Measles is still a killer, and the vaccine works. In fact, children who get the measles vaccine have better all-cause mortality than children who don’t get the vaccine, excluding the effect on measles alone.

        Danish researcher Christine Stabell Benn has been researching the non-specific effects of vaccines (i.e. the effect on factors other than the disease it is designed to treat) for 30 years, mainly in Guinea-Bissau.

        Per Sebastian Rushworth: “What she’s found over the course of her research is that the overall effect on mortality varies greatly depending on whether a vaccine is “live” (i.e. contains a weakened but still complete version of the pathogen) or “non-live” (i.e. only contains a small part of the pathogen it’s supposed to protect against).” — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcwg-Vzg9NU

        From her TedX talk: “I’d like to give you two examples of the studies we did of these vaccines, and let’s start with a live vaccine, the live polio vaccine. As I said in the beginning, nobody really expects any effect of this vaccine on overall health, because polio is almost eradicated. But when we tested the effect of live polio vaccine in Guinea-Bissau, we saw, in a randomised trial among newborns, that the newborns who were randomly allocated to live polio vaccine, their mortality was reduced by a third compared with the children who didn’t get live polio vaccine at birth. This very big effect of live polio vaccine on the risk of dying was clearly purely non-specific – there was no polio. So live polio vaccine made the babies stronger and more able to combat all kinds of other diseases. We have seen these very beneficial non-specific effects of live polio vaccine in many other studies now and in even more studies, we have seen very beneficial non-specific effects of three other live vaccines – measles, tuberculosis and smallpox vaccines. All the live vaccines seem to come with a bonus in the form of increased protection against a wide range of diseases.” — http://www.ted.com/talks/christine_stabell_benn_how_vaccines_train_the_immune_system_in_ways_no_one_expected

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          1. Martin Back

            My mother would agree with you. She insisted that “kids need dirt”. My sister and I got dirty and muddy and romped with our seldom-washed animals. We probably have her to thank because we seem to be much more healthy than our contemporaries.

    3. thecovidpilot

      “A professor at the John Hopkins University of Medicine has described him as the “ 21st century equivalent of a snake-oil salesman””

      I would rate Pfizer as a premier vendor of snake oil wrt the covid vaccines along with other vendors and it seems like you group with the Clotshot Cult. My analysis of US 2021 mortality statistics lays the blame for excess working age mortality at the door of covid vaccines.

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  8. southwaite

    Should that say Sunday 13th February….surely not December?🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️

    Carol R.

    Sent from my iPad

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  9. Gts Srh

    Dear Doc, I have read all of your books and I am not even Scottish. Really enjoyed all of them, The clot thickens amuses informs and educates. Thank you for your efforts the world is a better place with people like you in

    Graham

    On Sat, 12 Feb 2022, 10:59 am Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, wrote:

    > Dr. Malcolm Kendrick posted: ” 12th February 2022 Catch it while you can. > Dr Joe Mercola – a man who I admire – interviewed me about The Clot > Thickens recently. This is my latest book, in case you are unaware of this > majestic tome… if so, where have you been? It was all over t” >

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    1. Chancery Stone

      Do you need to be the same nationality as a writer to read their books? Do you refuse to read books by women because you are not the same sex? That style of ‘thinking’ must broaden your outlook wonderfully.

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      1. Prudence Kitten

        Chancery, I think you need a sense of humour to read either Dr Kendrick’s work or the comments on this blog. Gts Srh was just making a lighthearted remark to break the ice.

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        1. Vivien Harkness

          Following on from you if he didn’t add the odd humour to his blogs or interview then it could or would be much more serious and could open a can of worms!

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        2. Chancery Stone

          Yes, I lived in London for 10 years, as a Scot. I remember ‘lighthearted’ remarks like this very well. In other circumstances it’s called racism. Perhaps rather than me adapting to Gts Srh’s 1950’s ‘humour’ he should learn what humour actually is.

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  10. vermontresident

    I haven’t gotten sunburned in years since I stopped eating seed oils–even in situations where I was certain I would get sunburned, like kayaking in Florida on vacations from the New England…. I don’t use any sunscreens or anything–My skin will “heat up” and feel warm and get red, but that’s it. Pretty interesting. In my simplistic brain I explain it by thinking, “well, plant oils are from plants, and plants obviously have a different relationship to the sun than animals….they need the sun to do their photosynthesis magic….”

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  11. KhageDaminal

    I’ve learned a lot from Dr. Mercola over the years, to the benefit of me and my family, as I have from you Dr. Kentrick. Thank you for the book and for this discussion you’ve had with him.

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    1. Gary Ogden

      KhageDaminal: I, too, have learned a great deal from Dr. Mercola over the years, to the great benefit of my health He shares knowledge free of charge.

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  12. Gary Ogden

    Got the video without the sound, and I’m too dumb to know how to fix it. Downloaded and read the transcript instead. Great fun. I can hear your voice anyway! Interesting about linoleic acid and sunburn. I haven’t sunburned in years, since reducing my LA consumption, even when spending many hours in the sun.

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    1. Gary Ogden

      David Nyman: Dr. Kendrick has written on more than one occasion about both the Sydney Heart Study and the Minnesota Coronary Trial, in which LA-rich vegetable oils were fed to people in place of saturated fat. In both cases, they died quicker. Ancel Keys ran the Minnesota Trial; when he realized the results destroyed his entire career, he buried it. He was one of those experts KennieG seems to be enthralled with. Cover of Time Magazine, no less.

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  13. johnsymes

    It is difficult to take Mercola as anything other than a snake oil salesman. He has made himself a multi millionaire selling and promoting supplements and treatments that have no scientific basis, such as tanning beds that were supposed to reduce the risk of skin cancer, inhaled hydrogen peroxide, alongside all sorts of other stuff like blankets, towels dishwasher pouches etc..

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    1. Chancery Stone

      Then take him as that and use full skepticism. It won’t hurt you. In this instance is is mostly Dr Kendrick talking anyway, so no harm done….

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    2. Anthony Oliver

      If you are going to dismiss Dr. Mercola because he has made a lot of money then I guess you’ll not be taking statins or the covid jabs.

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    3. thecovidpilot

      Plenty of snake oil salesmen. If you want snake oil, get the Pfizer covid vaccination.

      UV tanning beds that produce vitamin D may in fact reduce skin cancer, if a diet low in linoleic acids is combined with their use.

      Does Mercola sell pillows? I’m always on the lookout for a high quality pillow.

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  14. Holly Champaign

    First off, this is the third interview I’ve heard on The Clot Thickens and think it was your best yet. (Drs. Shawn Baker and Sebastian Rushworth- did not listen to the bonus discussion with Dr. Rushworth.)

    I wonder if the paid anti-**** trolls, that are obviously here due to WHO interviewed you, are smart enough to understand the Streisand Effect and that their actions may in fact result in the opposite than intended.

    Then have to wonder if this realization will add to their stress as they hide in their basements avoiding sunlight.

    Have a great day!

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  15. alisonfletch

    Thank you for the ‘heads up’. In this age of endless emails and information, I have to file some but I always read some and yours is one. At the end of the day, we are all on the same side.

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  16. Chancery Stone

    As several others have said, I can’t warm to Mercola, too tent salesman for my tastes, but this was an exceptionally interesting talk and I learnt a lot, and I’m not particularly concerned with heart disease, per se, so definitely far-reaching in its interest.

    Some time, if you feel like it, I’d love to know your thoughts on obesity in a broader picture. I see you have skepticism for how dangerous it really is, but with personal experience I’ve found that once I got out of being overweight and tilted into obese territory, and as I got further into it, my health seemed to deteriorate. I’m not sure, however, whether things like depression and stress etc are triggering the ill health, and therefore the obesity, rather than the obesity triggering depression and ill health. It’s a gnarly problem that I have never been able to solve. Nor has anyone else, as far as I can see, since obesity is on the rise, despite constant fat-shaming from the NHS and govt. (Apparently fat people are single-handedly bringing the NHS to its knees. Just what the overweight need, more blame and persecution. That’ll wake their ideas up and keep them away from the biscuits.)

    I find the work of the likes of Robert Lustig, Gary Taubes et al very persuasive, but then the stats don’t necessarily back up the dangers of obesity, at least not based on BMI. Then you have the likes of mercola here, blaming, I assume, plant oils that are used in all ready made food – so who is right, him or Lustig?

    Anyway, I’d be very interested to hear your take on the whole ‘Obesity Epidemic’ ( a term I have come to loathe) some day, if you feel like taking that emotional and moral minefield on.

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    1. Zak

      hi Malcolm and Chancery – Gary Taubes really influenced me. Even if I don’t follow him religiously, on sugar my own limited experience (n=1) tells me he is spot on.

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    2. Prudence Kitten

      Chancery, I can’t warm to Isaac Newton. A very cold, distant man who had few friends. And he spent years studying astrology, alchemy and the Bible.

      On the other hand, I do trust his laws of motion.

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      1. Chancery Stone

        Yes, but unlike Isaac Newton, Mercola is still alive and as opaque as most living people are. Only the dead are fully-revealed and even then it can take decades, sometimes centuries, for the truth to come out about them. So until Mercola shakes off his mortal coil I’ll reserve judgement on him, especially as he hasn’t discovered anything as important or concrete as the laws of gravity.

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  17. karl

    RE: linoleic acid – it would be good if you had a conversation with Petro Dobromylskyj from Hyperlipid. Petro is a veterinary anaesthetist – I think a second degree in physiology and amazingly bright – from your side of the pond – just down the road from you — please make a trip and go see him!!

    This is a story I’ve followed for years. I do think that the consumption of large amounts of seed oils is disturbing the insulin system – via the ratio of FADH2:NADH – causing inappropriate insulin sensitivity.

    When I was first in the Philippines (1986) – I didn’t see overweight people – and at the markets they sold buckets of lard to cook in – today, they buy cheap vegetable oils and T2D is everywhere. I wonder if someone could link T2D to when a country started to import these oils?

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  18. Cookie

    Very interesting the fundamental cause of damage that starts the process of atherosclerosis.

    What comes first?

    I’m leaning to basic physics, it can been seen from the places where thickening occurs that they are all in places of high stress.

    Mental Stress is also a big indicator of future problems.

    Do people under mental stress abuse their bodies more or is there evidence that stress alone cause damage?

    The search continues for evidence.

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  19. johnplatinumgoss

    I subscribe to Dr. Mercola’s blog and Dr Kendrick’s, both of whom are clear writers with a talent for plain explanation of complex subject-matter. I have a copy of The Clot Thickens, which as well as the expected references has a good index for re-visiting. In this age of “vaccination” with untested mRNA concoctions we all need to have some knowledge of what might be happening, or migh have happened. I recommend this book.

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  20. johnplatinumgoss

    I subscribe to Dr. Mercola’s blog and Dr Kendrick’s, both of whom are clear writers with a talent for plain explanation of complex subject-matter. I have a copy of The Clot Thickens, which as well as the expected references has a good index for re-visiting. In this age of “vaccination” with untested mRNA concoctions we all need to have some knowledge of what might be happening, or might have happened. I recommend this book.

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  21. RC Butt

    …and Joe Rogan!
    Yes, admire him too.
    No, don’t agree with everything he says but I still admire him.
    Be well everyone; we have bigger fish to fry.

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  22. Bev Courtney

    Just listened to it and loved it! I have no opinions on Mercola having not watched him before, but thought he did a good job. BTW, it’s Sunday Feb 13 here in Australia, 2 o’clock in the afternoon to be precise.

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  23. Binra (@onemindinmany)

    Mercola agreed a ‘deal’ with the censor.
    I read soon after his hit piece against questioning virus theory or existence that he was to get his full publishing permission back.
    When doctors ‘dont understand’ something medical it can be honesty, but otherwise ‘not understanding’ means ‘lets not go there shall we’.
    I don’t care for the term ‘right side of history’ but I care to rest within self-honesty or open-ness to truth – even though its much easier seeming to mask withinin the current sense of history, or the one that gets built back better.
    Our model of reality is our prison in which lockdown in cells is the only future, within which to jostle for privilege and position.
    There is another way of looking at life.
    But a sense of shame or humiliation hates the light and attacks it as if a contagion threatening breakdown of order. The mask becomes the way to ‘save face’ in lockstepped denial of open communication.

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  24. Tish

    Dr. Joseph Mercola with Ronnie Cummins has written this good book:
    ‘The Truth About COVID-19
    Exposing The Great Reset, Lockdowns, Vaccine Passports, and the New Normal
    Why We Must Unite in a Global Movement for Health and Freedom’

    That’s why he has my admiration.
    And you seldom make a fortune writing books these days.
    I thought the video excellent and the transcript helpful for those of us who don’t hear so well or like a bit of time to think.

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    1. Vivien M Harkness

      Hi.. just a comment on last blog received on the date inserted as December 13th was this a misprint or a purpose.. kind regards Vivien.
      Ps will purchase book.

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  25. Fergus Glencross

    This is a disappointing post for me. I dont like Mercola. He is smart but I can’t admire a man who I am convinced doesn’t believe everything he promotes.

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    1. Vivien Harkness

      Any believe is from knowledge but it’s up to the individual to access whether to believe as checking your own research for further results so to say everything in what I believe is fact could be too cocky!

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  26. Jack

    Dr. Kendrick,
    Dr. Mercola appears to be very keen on the ⬆️⬆️⬆️ consumption of omega-6 leading to ⬆️⬆️ CVD. If this increase is indeed part of the reason for CVD then wouldn’t this fit nicely with your premise of CVD being a phenomenon of damaged epithelium? The inflammatory omega-6 damages the epithelium➡️ clot formation. So this fits well with you root cause of CVD.

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  27. Zak

    Dr K, along the line of thinking that omega 6’s may be an issue, would seed oils and a food like peanuts be comparable?

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  28. Eric

    Some will probably not like this, but this fits the angle of combining an anti-vaxx stance with promoting products. There might be a grain of truth in this:
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/feb/14/covid-anti-vaxxers-changed-minds

    Women make about 80% of health care decisions for families, on average, and vaccination decisions frequently fall to mothers. “There’s so much pressure for moms to do everything perfectly,” Greene said. Among middle-class mothers, for instance, there’s a message that “you can afford all these products to do better, and so you don’t need vaccines – vaccines are for poor people.

    “There’s so much influence on social media, on how to parent. Everyone wants to do their best. And it’s easy to kind of hack that desire to profit.”

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    1. thecovidpilot

      Eric,

      Let’s look at the data and ignore the propaganda.

      How much risk of myocarditis do covid vaccines add for old men? 1:5,000? That’s on top of myocarditis risk from covid of 1:2,800. Combined, there’s about a 1:1,700 risk (580:1,000,000). And the risk of myocarditis from vaccines is significantly higher for young men.

      Vaccine protection last 2-4 months, so adding vaccine risk on top of covid risk doesn’t make sense to me.

      And that’s just myocarditis. Cancer and stroke rates in working age were very high in 2021, likely at least partly due to vaccines. For some reason, vaccine manufacturers and public health authorities are hiding the data that would let us know the breakdown.

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    2. Eric

      Come on, this was not about data or vaccine safety and benefits but about an unproven hypothesis that this guardian article presented, namely that some targeted marketing is driving middle class anti-vax sentiments. It is something I had not heard before and that merits discussion.

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  29. John Barclay

    I’ve listened to the Mercola interview. Brilliant. Only ignorant people would try to suppress something like this or darker forces at work ! MK. The Don ! ( get it ? MK Don … I give u permission to use that by the way 🤓) .
    So much wonderful information and insights . I really want to watch it several times but I’ll be buying the Clot Thickens. I’m a GP. Not sure I should admit it but I’ve learned so much from the likes of Drs Kendrick Fung Unwin Mason Jamnadas etc using YouTube etc , far more than more conventional forms of education, keep up the good work

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  30. Steve

    Dr K,
    Just listened, 14Feb22, to the excellent podcast, via link given by Rosie S above.
    On the discussion regarding Linoleic acid/Omega 6. I would be very interested in your
    views wrt to safe levels, butter Vs Margarine, etc.
    Yours in confusion …

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    1. An Italian Australian at the tropics

      In my opinion as a nutritionist, the PUFAs safe level is the one that you get eating real food. Beef fat, for example, has approximately 4% PUFAs (half that if grass fed). Pork and chicken are an exception because their fat quality is a direct result of what they eat, and since nowadays they are mostly fed crap…

      As for added fats, I only use tallow (beef fat) and butter to cook, and EVOO for the occasional salad and to make mayo. Tallow, especially from suet, is a great multi use fat, by the way, it’s much better on your skin as antiaging cream than any incredibly expensive cosmetic product, great for hair, to make soap and shampoo bars, and second only to cocoa butter as a lip balm.

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      1. Eric

        You must be the black sheep among nutritionists if you aren’t advocating more PUFA.

        I suppose the situation for chicken and pork in the US must be particularly bad because there is a seizable industry using corn and wheat to make booze and fuel and feeding the depleted grains to lifestock, which will be rich in corn or wheat germs, i.e. oils.

        What kind of feed do cows get. Soybean or also depleted grain?

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        1. An Italian Australian at the tropics

          I’m in Australia, and here even the grain fed beef is in reality only grain finished for a couple of months before being slaughtered, and generally speaking half of the beef in butchers’ shelves is grass fed.

          Cattle in feedlot are progressively fed grains amd other carbohydrate sources during 2-3 weeks, and for MSA quality beef this are the sources: cereal grains (processed in some way to improve digestibility), silage, molasses and by-products, such as citrus pulp and whole cotton seed. Confectionery products are often used too, but I’m not sure that in that case the beef can be graded MSA.

          Corton seed oil by the way is commonly used in every restaurant, cafè or fish&chips shop, there is no limit to human stupidity and greed.

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          1. Gary Ogden

            An Italian Australian in the tropics: I think that that is generally true everywhere; it certainly is in the U.S. Beef cattle spend most of their lives on pasture, eating grasses and forbs, and supplemented with alfalfa hay in winter. Only in the last few weeks are they fattened on grain in feed lots.

          2. An Italian Australian at the tropics

            In Australia only 40% of the beef is grain finished, mostly in Queensland where the climate makes it harder to have grass fed beef, while in Victoria only 7% of the beef is grain finished.

            In NZ feedlots are even less used.

            From what I understand, this percentage is much higher in the USA, even if there is a growing trend of grass fed demand from restaurants.

            In many European countries, most beef cattle never even see the sunlight and are constantly kept in feedlots.

            I prefer to buy grass fed beef because it tastes better, most grain fed beef is genetically designed to be bland because that’s what the customers of this kind of beef require. There are a lot of BS about grass content, marbling, tenderness and so on, it all comes down to the ability of the farmer, you can have beautifully marbled grass fed beef if the genetic is right and the farmer is good, and you can have tough and dry grain fed beef, too.

            But at the end of the day, since cattle synthesize most of the fatty acids in their meat, the nutritional differents are that big, ruminants are amazing biological factories, able to transform defective M&Ms or soy beans in good quality meat.

          3. Philip Thackray

            Gary, Italian Aussie,

            However, lamb in Australia is entirely grass fed. The Aussies proudly advertise this. So this is a very low omega 6 product. This is also true in New Zealand.

            Phil

          4. An Italian Australian at the tropics

            Yes, there is very little value added in supplementing feed for lambs. Lamb is an excellent choice and an all time favourite in Au, but my wife isn’t a big fan therefore my consumption is limited to a few shoulder chops on the charcoal barbecue every now and then, really inexpensive cut (cheaper than the cheapest beef mince) with plenty of tasty fat.

            Kangaroo is also an excellent meat, it’s all wild caught and even if it’s very lean (therefore tricky to cook) the fatty acids profile is fantastic. It’s a shame it’s mostly left to the pet food processing plants, but this is a country where thousands of deer are culled from helicopters and left to rot on the ground to please the Greens.

          5. jeresavo1

            re “In many European countries, most beef cattle never even see the sunlight and are constantly kept in feedlots” except near the atlantic sea board I would add where grass grows lush during the usual damp summers and where you can have grass growing in nearly every month except mid winter when the temperature can go in to double figures (centigrade). The problem in winter is that cattle will turn grass pastures in to mud. In some cases they remain outdoors all year.

  31. thecovidpilot

    Dr. Kendrick,

    Why haven’t you taken a serious look at treating with calcifediol, which is available online as “Fortaro?” A post about that might be extremely helpful for some with relatives/friends in hospital.

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  32. Martin Back

    Rule No 1 in medicine is no longer “First do no harm.” It is “Cover your ass.”

    The guidelines seem to have been carefully crafted to chart a course between minimizing the risk of being sued for malpractice; maximizing the chances of getting grants, bonuses, perks etc from the big pharmaceutical companies; and enabling kickbacks to those in a decision-making capacity.

    Patients have a cow’s choice — get milked or get slaughtered. And doctors can follow the guidelines or find another profession. Independent thinkers are not wanted.

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    1. thecovidpilot

      “Rule No 1 in medicine is no longer “First do no harm.””

      Well, for US hospitals, Rule #1 is “get funds from CMS.” That means universal covid testing, Remdesivir, and marketing covid vaccines to patients in the ED.

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  33. Prudence Kitten

    Sorry to post off-topic, but I strongly suggest a careful reading of this study:

    “Innate Immune Suppression by SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccinations: The role of G-quadruplexes, exosomes and microRNAs”
    Stephanie Seneff, Greg Nigh, Anthony M. Kyriakopoulos, and Peter A McCullough

    Click to access 7204e73a5bc787e851c8d15a3e538ec7.pdf

    Four brilliant and extremely knowledgeable authors, and frightening conclusions:

    “It is imperative that worldwide administration of the mRNA vaccinations be stopped immediately until further studies are conducted to determine the extent of the potential pathological consequences outlined in this paper. It is not possible for these vaccinations to be considered part of a public health campaign without a detailed analysis of the human impact of the potential collateral damage. It is also imperative that VAERS and other monitoring system be optimized to detect signals related to the health consequences of mRNA vaccination we have outlined. We believe the upgraded VAERS monitoring system described in the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Inc. study, but unfortunately not supported by the CDC, would be a valuable start in this regard.

    “In the end, we are not exaggerating to say that billions of lives are at stake. We call on the public health institutions to demonstrate, with evidence, why the issues discussed in this paper are not relevant to public health, or to acknowledge that they are and to act accordingly. Until our public health institutions do what is right in this regard, we encourage all individuals to make their own health care decisions with this information as a contributing factor in those decisions”.

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    1. johnsymes

      Although off post, thank you for flagging this up. It is a very technical paper that is really not comprehensible by mortals. They flag up 3 serious potential problems with mRNA vaccines.
      A critical point they make is that these are potential problems, and there is no evidence as yet that these are happening. Their conclusions are, I think, a bit over the top, and reflect the well known personal opinions of McCullough.

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      1. Prudence Kitten

        I too assumed that Dr McCullough had contributed substantially to the paper, until I came to this:

        “Author Contributions: S.S., G.N and A.K. all contributed substantially to the writing of the original
        draft. P.M. participated in the process of editorial revisions”.

        I am inclined to attribute the paper’s main thrust to Dr Seneff, whom I have found to be very impressive and credible. Her book “Toxic Legacy” examines the dangers of glyphosate in great detail, and reads very much like the present paper – although she has made a noticeable effort to adapt if for the intelligent lay reader.

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    2. Tom Morgan

      Prudence: Thanks for the link to the paper – I’ve only read the abstract and a couple of pages, but I have to stop so my head doesn’t explode… Also it’s late here…

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  34. Tish

    Watch out now for the media using Djokovic’s interview to get a public debate on vaccine mandates going? Individual’s rights versus public’s safety? The manipulation continues ad nauseam.

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  35. Pierre (Scotland)

    I have a lot of respect for you and your writings, Dr Kendrick. Indeed, I have one of your books too. So I noted your interview with Dr Mercola, and followed the links. I saw the interview was well over an hour. Preliiminary stuff from Dr Mercola was not of any interest, indeed off-putting, and I realised that I would have to sift a lot of wheat from the chaff, just to hear your comments. Nevertheless I subscribed to Dr Mercola’s daily emails, to get a better feeling for his position. But no more! A succession of conspiratrorial rubbish, masquerading as health advice. Perhaps some of it is valid, but I don’t have the time or inclination to sort through it all. Life is too short! If I described Dr Mercola’s emails as ‘bam-pot conspiracy’, your Glaswegian heritage will tell you exactly what I mean! Keep up your good stuff, but don’t contaminate it with this nonsense. You do your worthy reputation no good, even if Dr Mercola endorses everything you say.

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    1. sticky

      I receive Dr Mercola’s email bulletins, and don’t recall seeing any ‘conspiratrorial rubbish’. Could you give some examples, so that I know what to be on the guard against?

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    2. Prudence Kitten

      I don’t think life is so simple, Pierre. One has to take truth where one finds it, and sometimes it does take a bit of digging, studying, or ploughing through unhelpful stuff.

      For what it’s worth I agree with you about Dr Mercola’s very earnest and somewhat salesy manner. To some extent I think you’ll agree that it’s a common American style – in the USA you have to blow your own trumpet or fall by the wayside, as no one else will. I suspect that Dr Mercola has earned a good deal of money by pushing remedies, some of which may be a bit suspect. On the other hand, Dr Kendrick’s ideas are seen as very suspect in some quarters.

      I was also a little irritated by the way Dr Mercola often interrupted and pushed his own agenda. If you are lucky enough to interview Dr Kendrick, why not listen to what he has to say?

      But I think we should remember that without Dr Mercola we should not have had the interview at all.

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  36. thecovidpilot

    I keep seeing people who ought to know better make the same reasoning error where they compare the risk from vaccines to the risk from covid. Sebastian Rushworth posted about “Covid: Vaccine vs infection myocarditis risk”. Stephanie Seneff compared the risk of vaccine injury to the risk of covid death. No, it’s not either vaccine or infection. That is an invalid comparison. Vaccines don’t prevent covid and covid is endemic, which means that we will continually be exposed to covid. The only choice we have is whether to get vaccinated. Our choice will affect our risk.

    An important question is whether vaccines add to or subtract from the risk of an outcome like death from myocarditis, cancer, toxic myopathy, stroke, etc. on top of the risk from covid. Clare Craig exposed that question over on dailysceptic, “Heart Problems After Covid Are Much Worse for the Vaccinated, Nature Study Shows – But It’s Hidden in the Appendix”.

    If you look at the question of whether there is more danger from covid or vaccines, you will fall for a fallacy. Let’s say that risk of death from myocarditis due to covid is 0.00037 and myocarditis death risk from vaccine is 0.00021. “Oh, look, vaccines are safer,” some clotshot cultist will say. No, dummy, the vaccine risk gets _added on top of_ the covid risk. If you are vaccinated, your risk is 0.00058. (that risk is of death from cardiac myocarditis in VA patients–h/t Clare Craig)

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    1. Prudence Kitten

      “Have we been given the wrong information for years?”

      Yes, certainly.

      By the way, about which particular subject?

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  37. Dr. John H

    Malcolm,
    Your description of the clotting process is brilliant, thank you!

    For those that missed it, here is an html file I created from Mercola’s webpage, you need to click the link, then click “download” to view in your browser:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/7ivu2iyuosq9h3f/Dr.%20Malcolm%20Kendrick%20-%20Blood%20Clots%20May%20Be%20the%20Root%20Cause%20of%20All%20Heart%20Disease.html?dl=0

    Video link here:
    https://www.bitchute.com/video/YppPfY0DXOVq/

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  38. Justin Terested

    Dr. Kendrick: I’m reading “Clot” and it is very interesting. A minor question: On page 81 it says that a pdf of the Pfizer publication “Pathologic Triggers” is “available to view on my blog”. I’m unable to find it. Is there more exact location information available? Thanks!

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    1. Prudence Kitten

      You can track down Dr Kendrick’s mentions of that document using the search box on his blog’s home page. Unfortunately, while I found four mentions in various articles, as far as I can see he says only that he probably possesses the only copy in existence.

      Maybe if you email him…?

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      1. Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Post author

        I am having a little difficulty working out where I can put it. I may just try and put it up as a separate blog post. Then it will be there for people to see. Even if it is not a link of some kind.

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        1. Justin Terested

          Dr. Kendrick: Thanks for your reply! Whether it would be a separate blog post or whatever … I think that it would be very interesting to read it to see the Pfizer 180-degree reversal.

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    1. Tom Morgan

      CovidPilot: “Jong looks at the data’s significance, which is very good. Jong runs it through the p-value calculator, which shows a p-value of 0.5018, which means that the data may be the result of random chance.”
      I’m wondering if the p-value shown (0.5018) is a misprint… I would not describe a p-value of 0.5 as ‘very good’ . Even if the p-value were 0.05018, it would be marginal. IMHO one of the problems with medical papers is using p < 0.05 … that' turns out to be a fairly low hurdle. At that level the Null hypothesis will be incorrectly rejected 1 out of 20 times.
      I do applaud your attempt to evaluate these papers tho, and I have saved your site so I can see your take on some of these important topics. Thanx…
      BTW there is a site called 'Veritasium' run by a physicist that has a video on p-values and how they can be abused. I found it enlightening…YMMV.

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    1. jeresavo1

      “In summary, our study provides valuable evidence and theory that can be essential in the study of general porous surfaces, including face masks”
      I was actually hoping for something a little more conclusive than that.

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      1. thecovidpilot

        This is physics-talk for “We want more funding.”

        If someone brings money, the conclusion will follow the narrative desired by the moneybags. The data will follow the science.

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      1. thecovidpilot

        You’re welcome.

        The physics of fluids on non-absorbent substrates is also interesting.

        Consider a metal mesh food strainer. What happens to water that contacts it? Some goes through and some ends up as a bubble between the metal wires, with a surface area much greater than would be the case if the water were a sphere. This enhances evaporation. I would expect this same thing to happen with polyethylene fibers, even if hydrophobic. There would be some degree of hydrogen bonding between water droplets and the surface, but the bonds would be exceedingly weak and transitory, i would expect. Would there be an increase in droplet surface area and evaporation rate, even with hydrophobic fibers? Maybe.

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  39. Ron Logan

    Dr Kendrick, I’ve been reading you for 20 years because you are a critical thinker who analyzes research and presents facts.  But another reason is because YOU AREN’T SELLING ANYTHING. in fact until recently you didn’t even give much advice.  Just facts and insight. I enjoyed your recent interview with Mercola, and I understand your shared bond as victims of mainstream attacks.  However this guy violates my first rule… he’s a shameless marketing machine.  I can’t even look at his website without drowning in blaring ad after ad. I don’t blame anyone for making a living, but I also can’t trust anyone whose primary purpose is to get my money.  I’m always proud to present your ideas to friends and I lead with, “He isn’t selling anything.” I couldn’t show Mercola’s writings to anyone, even if I agreed with him. He comes of as a charlatan even if he’s honest. I worry that your association with this guy hurts your credibility.  I say this even though I probably agree with him on many points. Loved “The Clot Thickens”  Your best book , very well done. Please out live me, so that I can continue to follow your journey.  Best, To Logan    

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

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    1. An Italian Australian at the tropics

      I haven’t seen ads on the internet in years, there are plenty of ways to avoid them if you don’t fancy them.

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  40. JR

    Dr. Kendrick, I guess you have noticed the u.s. embalmers’ findings of giant leg long clots, which do not dissolve. Also found in arteries, and this new this-year phenomena affects >50% of the dead. Based on your book, it would interesting to hear your take on this topic.
    JR

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  41. James Fletcher

    Good work Doc. Keep it up
    A little aside….
    My friend died 6 weeks ago and I have his mobile. Some of his acquaintances have phoned him and I have had to pass on the bad news.
    His phone has been in my sitting room for 6 weeks. Today he got a message that he’d been in contact with someone who had tested +ve. Does this show how ridiculous Test and Trace is?

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