Category Archives: Health

Train the parent to cure autism

Autistic spectrum behaviours are due mostly to genetics: kids are born that way. All the same, correct training early in life will equip them with the necessary skills. Here is a very impressive just-published study showing how. Parents were trained … Continue reading

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The voice of reason on vaccines

This is a must-read, whatever your beliefs on the subject. Mark Sumner compares the current pandemic to previous viral assaults on humanity, like polio and mumps. The correct course of action emerges without the need for argument or opinion. This … Continue reading

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Entertaining read about a terrible topic: cancer

COVID is top of the sickness parade at the moment, but the hidden epidemic of cancer hasn’t gone away. Read Caitlyn Flanagan’s story: she got struck by very aggressive cancer and nearly died. This was 18 years ago. What she … Continue reading

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A script for insomnia

I’ve never heard of Breaker, but you can listen to it there, too. Make sure you’re comfortable: empty bladder, not hungry or thirsty, not too hot or cold. Either lie in bed, or sit in a comfortable chair. Close your … Continue reading

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Climate victory gardens

You can do something enjoyable to improve your health, the beauty of your surroundings, support pollinating insects — and work on climate change. This is to grow some (or even all) of your food at home. Green America Magazine gives … Continue reading

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Placebo without deception

We all know what the placebo effect is: you are given an apparent treatment that doesn’t actually work, and yet your health improves. This has always been seen as a form of deception: tricking the patient into getting better. But … Continue reading

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Poison Planet confirmed

I have written about Poison Planet before. The agrochemistry industry is killing all life on this planet, including the CEOs and shareholders of the relevant companies. This is the ultimate insanity. Why am I mentioning it again? A new study … Continue reading

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Numbers count: the risk of a clot

I don’t know if to be amused or exasperated by the hooha regarding the clot-causing danger of the AstraZeneca vaccine. I taught statistics at university, so always look at the numbers. Here is an authoritative article setting out the issues. … Continue reading

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Plastic for dinner?

It so happens I can’t stomach the taste of seafood. This has been a problem since childhood, but perhaps now it is a blessing. You see, a new review study, published only a few days ago looked at the evidence … Continue reading

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Pre-surgery visualisation

A long term friend and writing colleague is expecting to face complicated surgery. I wanted to send her the pre-surgery visualisation I use, then realised, it may interest many more people. So, here it is for your enjoyment. Meditation tunes … Continue reading

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