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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...

Gardasil – can we trust that it is safe?

A recent review of Gardasil quadrivalent, Gardasil 9 and Cervarix human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines uncovered some very disturbing facts about the trials. The review by Martinez-Lavin and Amezcua-Guerra (2017) discusses both randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and...