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David and Goliath: Dr. Briffa Versus National Health Service on Low-Carb Diets

The United Kingdom’s National Health Service last year published guidelines favoring low-fat weight-loss diets over low-carb ones. Dr. John Briffa objects:

See here for a comprehensive review of 23 studies which demonstrates superior results achieved by low-carb diets with regard to weight loss and disease markers. 56 more words

Weight Loss

Less Political Meddling Would Help the NHS.

It is an easy strategy for politicians and panelists on programs like ‘Question Time’ to get an applause, if they just praise the NHS. Just say it’s efficient, it’s good quality, it’s the best system in the world, and everyone applauds you; they’d even applaud the greatest tyrants in history if they said it. 1,103 more words


There Is No Spoon (Or Sausages, or Custard, Or Ramekins)

In which The Author’s friends come to the rescue

Yesterday, as you might recall, I was wondering whether I’d make it through the night. I’m pleased to say that thanks to my wonderful GP practice in Aberdare, as well as my many friends who got in touch to offer their support, I’m still here to tell the tale. 1,201 more words


Cameron's health care proposals - An alternative view

Sent to me by an old friend and customer – Laughter is the best medicine of all!

The Royal College of Nursing has weighed in on Prime Minister David Cameron’s health care proposals for the National Health Service. 197 more words

David Cameron

Doctor, Doctor

In which The Author is back to Square One

I got home yesterday evening to find the letter I’d been dreading waiting for me. It was a Warrant from Merthyr Tydfil County Court, advising me that unless I paid over £1,600 by 27 May, bailiffs would be calling to my house. 1,029 more words

Mental Health