Diabetes Unpacked – a new book

Last year I was asked if I would contribute to a book on diabetes. Any money made from royalties would go to The Noakes Foundation in South Africa, a non-profit organisation which aims to advance understanding of the low carb high fat (LCHF) diet, in order to help people eat more healthily. Mainly in South […]

Turning diabetes upside down

I have written about diabetes quite a few times. Thus far, I must admit, I have kept the discussion relatively conventional. Anyone who has read my previous blogs may not think so, but compared to what I really believe, everything has taken place close to the middle ground. Time, I believe, to start turning diabetes […]

Thinking about diabetes again

When Banting and Macleod won the Nobel Prize for the discovery and purification of insulin in 1923, a very great thing had been achieved. Many, many lives have since been saved, and there is no doubt that the prize was justified. Even if Banting and Best did their furious best to write Macleod (A Scotsman, […]

A new paper by me – please share widely

26th August 2022 And so, after a great deal of faffing about, my article on cardiovascular disease ‘Assessing cardiovascular disease: looking beyond cholesterol’ has been made free to view. Writing an article for a medical journal is not that difficult. Trying to submit it through Kafkaesque editorial systems, now, that is tricky. They seem incapable […]

Care homes and COVID19

1st May 2022 [Lessons must be learned] I love the phrase ‘lessons need to be learned’. It always makes me laugh when I hear it. Usually intoned with a voice of great seriousness by the leaders of an organisation found to have made disastrous errors. It is right up there with ‘safety is our number […]

Vitamins once more – mainly B vitamins and homocysteine – with a special mention for magnesium

6th December 2021 Here I am on vitamins again. I don’t wish to give the impression that all I care about is vitamins. However, I have been thinking about them recently for various reasons. The first thing to say is that I do find it slightly strange that we have substances which are absolutely essential […]

The Clot Thickens

The Clot Thickens is available worldwide through Amazon: ISBN: 978-1-907797-767 Pages: 332 Publication date: 4th November 2021 Available online in paperback and eBook worldwide through Amazon: UK | USA | DE | FR | ES | IT | JP | CA | AU Additionally as eBook: NL | BR | MX | IN This is […]

Let’s talk about C – just you and me

22nd October 2021 Studying cardiovascular disease for over thirty years can take you to some very interesting and seemingly strange places. Places where I never expected to find myself. Connections appear where you least thought they would be, and entirely new worlds of research open up. Very often, into places where mainstream medical thinking simply […]

How does COVID kill people?

2 June 2020 You will have your head bashed in with everything written about, claimed about, and talked rubbish about COVID-19. What to believe, what not to believe? Is this some weird virus that kills people in a way never seen before? Why are children developing a strange widespread inflammatory condition that looks like Kawasaki’s […]