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Cancer Holford

Say No to Cancer

“Say No to Cancer” was written by Patrick Holford, a nutritionist based in London, but with an international reputation. I read this book a couple of years ago, and it was the first time I’d come across a view of cancer that was to some extent evidence-based, yet not always in step with general medical …

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Doctor You

I was on holiday when I read a book in the hotel ‘library’, which certainly got me (the cynic) thinking that alternative medicine may indeed be beneficial. That book is “Doctor You – Revealing the science of self-healing” by Oxford academic Doctor Jeremy Howick. The author’s starting point is that many medical trials have shown …

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How Not to Die

How Not to Die

I’ve read several books on health in the last year, but perhaps the most important for me was “How Not To Die” by Dr Michael Greger. He addresses a whole range of diseases, including cancer, dementia, heart disease and strokes, gathering a mass of published evidence from medical trials. His conclusion is that it is …

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Telomeres

Telomeres

Telomeres are bits of DNA at the ends of each chromosome, and protect the chromosome during cell division. Over time, the bits of DNA get shorter, and it’s exacerbated by things like sun exposure. When the telomere is too short, it blocks cell division, and leads to aging of your cells, and thus to various …

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