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The ‘English Disease’ is no joke

Giving diseases a national identity, an inanely xenophobic practice at best, is now regarded as politically incorrect. Referring to rubella as ‘German measles’ might still be considered merely naïve, but any mention of ‘mongolism’ (once a widely used synonym for Down’s Syndrome) is likely to be met with severe censure. The term ‘French letters’ has [...]

By | 2010-01-31T15:40:16+01:00 January 31st, 2010|Current Affairs, Health|4 Comments

OFFICIAL NEWS: Size Matters – In Chocolate.

In one of the most innovative and enterprising moves to stop the  obesity endemic in its tracks ever made by a nanny state, a prescient quango known as the Foods Standards Agency (FSA) has advised/warned chocolate manufacturers to keep the size of their chocolate bars down. Hapless confectioners have been told that chocolate will be [...]

By | 2009-08-02T19:27:55+01:00 August 2nd, 2009|Current Affairs, Health|5 Comments

Give me a doctor partridge plump!

I switched on the radio this morning and immediately heard extremely important news from America. Apparently the President had appointed a very FAT doctor to the most heavyweight medico-political job in the country - surgeon general. Across the  media and the blogosphere, self-righteous commentators were self-righteously condemning the Chosen One for sending out the 'wrong [...]

By | 2009-07-23T13:10:40+01:00 July 23rd, 2009|Current Affairs, Health|3 Comments

Acupuncture works! But still they whine about ‘theatrical placebo’…

In a strangely incoherent article in The Mail yesterday, the journalist, Daniel Martin, epitomises the current confusion about alternative medicine that reigns in the UK and its NHS. This time it's acupuncture that gets it in the neck - or perhaps in the back as the article speaks a lot about back pain. Calling acupuncture [...]

By | 2009-05-26T12:12:17+01:00 May 26th, 2009|Health|Comments Off on Acupuncture works! But still they whine about ‘theatrical placebo’…

Health Matters: A Modern Approach

Health Matters: A Modern Approach The face of medical care is changing. At the very time modern medical technology is making the most incredible advances, more and more people are choosing 'Alternatives' rather than Orthodox medicine. The swing has been so significant that alternative medicine has been said to be the second most successful new [...]

By | 2008-09-24T16:41:04+01:00 September 24th, 2008|Health, Homeopathy, Homeopathy Resources|Comments Off on Health Matters: A Modern Approach

Relaxation and healing with homeopathy: Insomnia

Insomnia, inability to sleep and poor quality sleep are common and very debilitating problems both physically and psychologically. Few would disagree with the view that a chemical solution with 'sleeping tablets' is at best unsatisfactory and at worst dangerously addictive. An holistic view of insomnia sees deep sleep (non-rapid eye movement = nREM), dreaming (REM) [...]

By | 2008-09-24T16:31:39+01:00 September 24th, 2008|Health, Homeopathy|Comments Off on Relaxation and healing with homeopathy: Insomnia

Relaxation and healing with homeopathy: Premenstrual Syndrome/Premenstrual Tension/PMS

What is PMS? Whenever the word syndrome is used in a diagnosis we can expect the condition described to comprise a large number of symptoms often affecting different parts of the body. PMS is defined as a condition characterised by nervousness, irritability, emotional instability, depression and possibly headaches, oedema and mastalgia; it occurs during the [...]

By | 2008-09-24T16:28:20+01:00 September 24th, 2008|Health, Homeopathy|Comments Off on Relaxation and healing with homeopathy: Premenstrual Syndrome/Premenstrual Tension/PMS

Hypocrisy of attacks on homeopathy to be exposed soon

Followers of this blog are familiar with my position with regard to the relentless attacks on homeopathy by the likes of Prof. Edzard Ernst and others who use evidence based medicine as a club with which to attempt to batter homeopaths into submission. Over and over they repeat that there is no valid evidence to [...]

By | 2008-08-10T11:15:00+01:00 August 10th, 2008|Health, Homeopathy|Comments Off on Hypocrisy of attacks on homeopathy to be exposed soon

Medical Debate Tonight

Tonight (June 26, ailment 2008) there will be a debate on the ‘Best of Medicine’ at the Welcome Collection. Homeopathy, pharm initially nominated for the ‘Worst of Medicine’ debate scheduled for 17th July has been nominated for tonight’s debate and Dr Sara Eames of the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital will speak in favour. Should be [...]

By | 2008-06-26T09:21:00+01:00 June 26th, 2008|Health, Homeopathy|Comments Off on Medical Debate Tonight