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Face masks, what’s being covered up?

Wearing a face mask is inherently dangerous, there are no two ways about it. We all learnt what happens when we inhale and exhale in school, we learnt the importance of getting oxygen into our lungs and the importance of eliminating carbon dioxide (CO2). Wearing a...

COVID-19, what can we do to protect ourselves? Part II

This is my 2nd blog on ways to support your immune system in the light of COVID-19. Part I is available here Vitamin C: I’m sure everyone has heard of vitamin C and it’s highly likely you have used it at some stage when fighting a cold or flu. Vitamin C has been shown...

Gardasil – does it do what it says on the tin?

The HPV vaccine is by far the most controversial vaccine available, and with good reason. The original research by Merck on the Gardasil vaccine was fast-tracked, they carried out all the research themselves, controlled the data and selected which results they wanted...

The proof of the pudding…

Kinda fell into watching several videos from ex vegans over the last couple of weeks. I had no idea (though I probably should have realised) that vegan vloggers have such enormous followings… For anyone who doesn’t know, someone following a vegan diet only eats...

Should we believe everything we read?

Rather than writing a really long article about the countless holes in the recent highly publicised Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems, I’ve put together some excellent articles which take the paper...

Why are our brains not coping? Part I

It’s been hard to miss the subtle-as-a-brick fearmongering trying to get people to adopt a vegan diet (one which avoids all meat, fish, eggs, dairy and honey). Listening to the hype you’d think a vegan diet would instantly translate us into some sort of utopia where...

Cholesterol – friend or foe?

Lowering cholesterol has become a major past-time for people of many ages. It is fuelled by fear of having a heart attack and/or stroke, much of which comes from pharmaceutical companies wanting people to rely on statins (medications which lower cholesterol...

When is food not really food?

This may seem like a bizarre question but think about the definition of food: “any substance eaten to provide nutritional support to the body”. Is what you are eating providing nutritional support to your mind and body? Or are your calories devoid of health promoting...

Spirulina for great nutrition

Spirulina is an algae which grows on inland waters and ponds. It is an extremely rich green colour due to it’s high chlorophyll content and is rich in vitamins and minerals. Did you know that: In Russia Spirulina is known as a “medicine food” due to its ability to...