Headlines earlier this week suggested that if NICE (the health watchdog) 2014 guidelines on the prescription of statins were followed this would mean the overwhelming majority of men over 60 and women over 75 should be prescribed cholesterol lowering statin drugs. What many of the journalists failed or forgot mention was that the General Practitioners Committee and the Royal College of General Practitioners rejected this guidance in 2014 which would have meant that GPs were financially incentivised to prescribed statins to those as low risk of heart disease based upon poor evidence of benefit.
I’m delighted to share that two eminent internationally renowned dietitians that I respect for their honesty, courage and devotion to scientific integrity have endorsed my first book, The Pioppi Diet. Given that most Doctors know little about nutrition and most dietitians know little medicine combatting the burden of chronic disease that has brought healthcare to the brink will require collaboration between the two disciplines.
Read more… Top Dietitians Endorse The Pioppi Diet
Corporate greed of the food and pharmaceutical industries are the two most important root causes of our current healthcare crisis. Until the medical establishment and politicians are bold enough to address their excesses and manipulations head on we will continue to have a sicker, unhappier and less economically productive society.
Last week I appeared on BBC Breakfast news to discuss calls from the UK’s Academy of Medical Sciences for more preventative medicines. In effect more healthy people to be taking medications to prevent the onset of disease. I have no issue with this as a concept but one of the reasons our current healthcare system is close to breaking point is that we have an overmedicated population with a total lack of transparency in the prescription of drugs. Often benefits are grossly exaggerated and side effects underplayed. If I was going to take a pill every day for many years I would want to know what is my actual benefit and what are/how common are the side effects that may interfere with my quality of life?
One of the key reasons I have launched my website and started this blog is to open a channel for clear, concise information that can positively impact the lives of as many people as possible. Read more… Film that cuts through the epidemic of misinformation on diet and health
About this project: World renowned British Cardiologist Dr. Aseem Malhotra joins Donal O’Neill (Cereal Killers) on a fascinating quest to uncover, interpret and translate the misunderstood secrets of Mediterranean longevity and heart health, from the place where it all began. Make your pledge by clicking on this text!
As the Father of Modern Medicine once quoted – “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
Cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra discusses the benefits of a diet which includes more fat and different types of calorie intake. Read more… British Medical Journal states – Fat is Your Friend