Professional Negligence?

Now that there is a burgeoning interest in nutrition among the general public, and a plethora of newspaper, magazine and website articles on the subject, one might hope and expect that the health profession is also interested. Not so, it seems. Today, I decided to enter ‘Nutrition’ in the search…

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The NHS is on its Knees

When I was a medical student in the 1960s, I would occasionally ask what the NHS was trying to do. I was always told to stop asking stupid questions. I suspect that if my question had been taken seriously, the answer would have been that the NHS is trying to…

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What Should We be Eating?

Dr Andrew Weil talks about the anti-inflammatory diet – for longevity, health and reducing the burden of disease. He says the diet should emphasise variety and pleasure in food. If we take things away from people, we must be able to give something back that gives equal pleasure. There’s a…

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A Crime against Humanity?

I think we can describe this as a miserable failure. It is a failure for the farmers, who believe in monoculture and NPK. It is a failure for the food industry, who peddle depleted food, trans fats and sugar. It is a failure for those international agencies who believe that…

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