Category Archives : Scientific Method


A Way to Reverse Coronary Artery Disease?

Finally, the long promised paper from Caldwell B. Esselstyn et. al providing follow-up data for a larger sample (than his original cohort) of heart disease sufferers following his very low fat plant-based diet: A Way to Reverse CAD? Caldwell B. Esselstyn et al. The Journal of Family Practice, July 2014;Vol.63,No.7:p356-364 […]


Adolescent Bariatric Surgery 1

I recently submitted a letter to the Archives of Disease in Childhood in response to their October article Bariatric surgery in severely obese adolescents: a single-centre experience, and its accompanying editorial Adolescent bariatric surgery in the United Kingdom; a call for continued study and open dialogue. Unfortunately they have declined […]


Polyunsaturated fats: the dietary equivalent of low-tar cigarettes?

Recently I read an article on the website of the Pritikin Longevity Center in Florida, entitled What’s Wrong with Olive Oil? This makes the case for the hypothesis that there is no such thing as a “healthy fat” – only bad fats and very bad fats – likening the situation […]


20 Bananas a Day While Pregnant, Raw Vegan Children and Child Abuse 1

I am not a reader of the Daily Mail, but yet again one of its headlines has caught my attention: “Woman who ate 20 bananas a day while pregnant hits back at critics and says her baby boy is ‘thriving’ at three months”. This story relates to Australian mother Loni […]

Bananas and Oranges