Category Archives: Health

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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The truth about vaccinations

Renée DiResta campaigned for a law in California to make immunisation mandatory. She has therefore become an expert on the Anit-Vaxxer movement. Until COVID-19, the effects of this anti-science, conspiracy mindset were limited to pockets of local deadly infections such … Continue reading

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Killing our insides?

A research report from Finland is the latest providing evidence that glyphosate is harmful to human health. It shows that it kills many species of the little inhabitants of the human gut. You may or may not know, but the … Continue reading

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The husband-and-wife team who may have saved the world

Both have Turkish parents but are German. They met at University, and barely took off a day from research for their wedding. They remind me of Pierre and Marie Curie, who also put service through research above all else. Do … Continue reading

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