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Evidence based medicine: failing to find the truth about diets

15 by / on 27 Jan 2017, / in evidence based medicine

A fine example of post truth and alternative facts appeared in the Guardian on Monday. Defining any diet that made a medical claim as a fad, the article consigned them all to the bin.

Current Posts – 27 January 2017

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The method we currently use […]

Coming clash of titans over the healthiest diet: Global sugar vs Global life insurance

61 by / on 4 Jan 2017, / in low carb diet

On Monday I watched the C4 documentary ‘Food Unwrapped: Diet special’ because I’d been alerted to the fact that it featured Dr David Unwin and his success with the low carb diet as a way of treating diabetics.

Current Posts – 04 January 2017

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Here’s one unsurprising discovery: prime […]

How the low-fat high-carb dogma fell apart

27 by / on 12 Dec 2016, / in low carb diet

The Brexit effect – ideological conflicts, bitter disputes over facts, distrust of experts, trolling abuse on twitter– seems an apt description of what has been happening recently in the supposedly evidence-based world of nutrition.

Current Posts – 12 December 2016

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A year ago a journalist […]

New theory signals end of the war on cancer. Makes way for non-drug treatments

16 by / on 18 Nov 2016, / in cancer

A diagnosis of cancer is really scary. It can seem as if there are only two options, neither very appealing. Conventional treatment which promises a lot but is likely to be toxic and gruelling or the complementary route, seen to lack the punch needed to beat cancer.

Current Posts – 18 November 2016

by / on 18 Nov 2016, / in editorial

A radical new theory about […]

Treating serious vitamin B12 deficiency: a case of risk-benefit balancing gone mad

22 by / on 17 Oct 2016, / in evidence based medicine

Have you heard about the NHS trust that recently introduced an incredibly brutal, and possibly illegal, form of drug rationing to save money? Patients suffering post -operative pain will get half the dose normally required to keep them comfortable, kidney dialysis will be done twice a week rather than three and all diabetics will get the same amount of daily insulin regardless of their blood sugar levels.

Current Posts – 17 October 2016

by / on 17 Oct 2016, / in editorial

 Several million people in the […]

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