Current Posts – 14 Sep 2021

A remarkably unequal knock-down, drag-out contest is about to kick off over cholesterol-lowering.  In one corner is a major drug company with a massive PR team and a relatively new drug that hammers down cholesterol. In the other is a Lancashire GP who has long claimed cholesterol is innocent with a new book that explains what really causes heart disease. If science was the referee would be a slam-dunk for the GP. [Read the post…]

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The dismissal of patients as deluded or malicious when they challenge the benefits or safety of medical treatments has reached a crescendo with the arrival of the vaccine. So, the recent decision by NICE to reject a treatment for CFS/ME that patients had campaigned against for a decade is to be welcomed. Medical experts aren’t always right, and patients deserve more respect and attention when they disagree. [Read the post…]

The idea that Vitamins C and D could provide defence or treatment for Covid-19 is pretty familiar but the NHS has always regarded the idea with deep suspicion, routinely claiming there is not enough evidence to supplement them, ignoring the many evidence-free drugs with a nasty raft of side-effects that are being enthusiastically trialled. Within the last week, three things have happened that might promote a serious re-think of this policy. [Read the post…]

Vitamin D is gaining traction as a valuable ally in the battle with covid but the NHS is way behind the curve in terms of dose and is failing to protect vulnerable groups claiming the evidence is not strong enough to do anything. The results coming in from researchers around the world suggest otherwise. Following the evidence would mean supplementing the 3,000,000  people who are 65+ and seriously deficient. [Read the post…]




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