Calling All Physicians: The Salt ‘Debate’ Must Stop

My last blog highlighted the bully boy tactics used to silence critics of mainstream medicine. Normally by threatening anyone who dares question the experts of ‘killing patients’, or words to that effect. It is a well-worn tactic which, surprisingly, seems to work every time. ‘If you dare to question breast cancer screening, women will die.’ […]

Salt intake – What of Nuns?

Excess salt intake is one of the great issues in preventative medicine. Last year I watched a bus go by, with an advert for reducing salt plastered all over the side. Some restaurants have taken salt cellars off their tables, to protect customers. Many foodstuffs now have their salt content clearly labelled, with high salt […]

Why saturated fat cannot raise cholesterol levels (LDL levels)

3rd July 2018 “Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.’ H.L. Mencken. Of all the flaws of the human mind, the number one must be the overwhelming desire to find simple, easy to understand answers – to everything. I […]

What causes heart disease part XXVI

[Hold the front page] Last night I watched a you tube presentation which completely astonished me. It was given by Professor Salim Yusuf, who is as mainstream as mainstream can possibly be. Here, from Wikipedia: ‘Salim Yusuf (born November 26, 1952) is an Indian-born Canadian physician, the Marion W. Burke Chair in Cardiovascular Disease at […]

The diet heart hypothesis suffers another attack – hoorah!

[Go Canada go] I was writing another blog, on another matter, when someone sent me an email containing a petition signed by over two hundred Canadian doctors. You can read more about it here https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10103115611237481&set=a.10103115599810381.1073741857.58002911&type=3&theater It begins Re: Canada’s Food Guide Consultation From: Group of concerned Canadian Physicians and Allied Health Care providers For the […]

Cholesterol goes up heart disease goes down

As readers of this blog will know well, I do not believe that cholesterol levels have anything to do with heart disease, which would more accurately called coronary artery disease (CAD) or coronary heart disease (CHD). This is not a view that is widely accepted in the medical community, nor in society as a whole. […]

Doctoring Data

Is coffee good for you? Will sausages kill you? Should you avoid sugar, fat, salt, or all three? Booked your smear test yet? Checked your balls? Considering bariatric surgery? Are you taking statins like a good boy or girl? Or should you just ignore this relentless bombardment of medical advice and remember that no one […]

I told you so (The Obesity Initiative)

‘Don’t trouble me with the facts my mind is made up.’ Foghorn Leghorn So, now the great obesity initiative is to be rolled out across the UK, driven by the UK Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AOMRC). Some time ago I wrote a blog in which I outlined exactly what they would say….and lo, they […]

The UK Obesity Initiative (Failure guaranteed from the start)

‘Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.’ A. Einstein Perhaps one should applaud the recent initiative by the UK Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AOMRC), in their attempts to tackle the obesity epidemic. This is a very esteemed group indeed of the great and good. In their own words: […]