Home/Health

Evidence-based Medicine: To be applied across the board or just used as a stick with which to beat homeopathy and CAM?

Okay, drugs so far no reply to my challenge of a duel of words with Professor Ernst. There has also been no reply to my alternative suggestion that he withdraw his accusation that homeopaths lie to their patients. If he is unaware of my challenge then hopefully it will not escape his attention for long. [...]

By |2008-05-08T11:13:00+01:00May 8th, 2008|Health, Homeopathy|Comments Off on Evidence-based Medicine: To be applied across the board or just used as a stick with which to beat homeopathy and CAM?

Democracy, Homeopathy and the Placebo Effect

Okay, drugs let’s get a few things straight about so called ‘alternative’ holistic medical approaches that are now being vilified because scientific trials have apparently finally shown that they are no better than placebo. The first therapy seemingly chosen to be wiped out for the good of the public in the killing fields of apparently [...]

By |2008-04-13T12:11:00+01:00April 13th, 2008|Health, Homeopathy|Comments Off on Democracy, Homeopathy and the Placebo Effect

Alternative Therapies: Meditation

Last night Kathy Sykes explored the ‘alternative therapy’ meditation. Just to categorise this ancient psychological and physiological techniqe as ‘alternative’ seem somewhat ridiculous to me. Still, Kathy Sykes, somewhat straitjacketed by her self-applied label as 'scientist' admitted that regularly sitting quietly and doing nothing except observe her breathing benefited her whole day including her capacity [...]

By |2008-04-01T11:23:00+01:00April 1st, 2008|Health|Comments Off on Alternative Therapies: Meditation

Reflexology on BBC2 last night

Alternative Therapies BBC2 Monday 24/3/2008In an appallingly crafted hour of 'investigation' into whether reflexology works Professor Kathy Sykes interviews various reflexologists, their patients and eminent scientists. This was very bad TV because you could see the bias from the beginning and the conclusion is telescoped well in advance.Of course an anatomist was wheeled out to [...]

By |2008-03-25T11:33:00+00:00March 25th, 2008|Health, Homeopathy|Comments Off on Reflexology on BBC2 last night

A Witchhunt on Homeopathy

THE HOMEOPATHIC WITCHUNT Attacks on Homeopathy Ever since it inception in 1810, generic homeopathic medicine has endured periods where it has been ridiculed, insulted and generally lambasted. Such periods tend to alternate with times in which it enjoys widespread support. At the moment it is enduring a sustained attack in the media generally supported by [...]

By |2007-12-16T15:51:00+00:00December 16th, 2007|Health, Homeopathy|Comments Off on A Witchhunt on Homeopathy

Eat to live – Eat to die

EGGHEADS LINK CANCER TO DIET AND OBESITY There have been some big revelations in the medical news in recent weeks. The Times in particular led with a front page headline: THE NEW RULES FOR DEFEATING CANCER. Our society, which has had more new 'rules' and regulations passed on it than possibly any other in history [...]

By |2007-12-05T15:57:14+00:00December 5th, 2007|Health|Comments Off on Eat to live – Eat to die

On its way to England: The 1420 Calorie Hamburger! • Careful with Vitamin E • But eat plenty of Porridge • Oscillococcinum

On its way to England: The 1420 Calorie Hamburger! Yes, dear readers, it's here - the meal, called by a nutritionist 'a heart attack in a bun'. Hardees, the fast food chain in the US who have created this 107g of fat in a sandwich known as a 'Monster Thickburger' make no apologies for the [...]

By |2004-11-30T08:32:00+00:00November 30th, 2004|Health, Homeopathy|Comments Off on On its way to England: The 1420 Calorie Hamburger! • Careful with Vitamin E • But eat plenty of Porridge • Oscillococcinum

More good news for chocoholics • Yes, but… • Homeopathic Tip of the Week: Cravings for sweet things

More good news for chocoholics The Daily Mirror had some very good news for chocoholics. The popular paper reported on the latest health benefit of chocolate - apparently it's good for coughs! Cocoa, the principle ingredient of chocolate contains a chemical called theobromine which the men in white coats are saying is a third better [...]

By |2004-11-23T08:32:00+00:00November 23rd, 2004|Health, Homeopathy|Comments Off on More good news for chocoholics • Yes, but… • Homeopathic Tip of the Week: Cravings for sweet things

Smoking Kills 5 million a year • Is smoking addiction in our genes • Babies love curry • Homeopathic Tip: Babies

Smoking Kills 5 million a year The Journal Tobacco Control reported the results of a survey of smoking related deaths in the year 2000. Smoking accounted for nearly 5 million deaths worldwide that year, with three times as many men as women succumbing to the deadly effects of the most addictive weed on the planet. [...]

By |2004-11-15T08:32:00+00:00November 15th, 2004|Health, Homeopathy|Comments Off on Smoking Kills 5 million a year • Is smoking addiction in our genes • Babies love curry • Homeopathic Tip: Babies

Tea Too is Good for Your Memory • Tea Too is Good for Your Memory • Obesity in Pets • Tip of the Week: Colds & Flu, continued…

Tea Too is Good for Your MemoryThe Science correspondent of The Times reports that drinking tea regularly can help prevent the distressful memory losing illness, Alzheimer's Disease.According to research carried out by the men in white coats at Newcastle Universities Medicinal Plant Research Centre, tea acts against the certain enzymes in the brain helping it [...]

By |2004-11-08T20:15:00+00:00November 8th, 2004|Health, Homeopathy|Comments Off on Tea Too is Good for Your Memory • Tea Too is Good for Your Memory • Obesity in Pets • Tip of the Week: Colds & Flu, continued…