Propaganda that makes you sick

A recent tweet by the UK PM's official account suggested that we entertain ourselves by baking. It appears the Great British Public don't need much encouragement on that front, as replies to the tweet complained that flour was in short supply in shops. But the government's seemingly harmless exhortation to eat cake and carry on is dangerous and irresponsible, and is part of a problem that goes far deeper than shopping difficulties. My recent Facebook feed has been peppered with pictures of simnel cake and easter eggs, and I've been hearing the same messages from friends over and over during [...]

By |2020-04-20T10:26:20+01:00April 20, 2020|Uncategorized|3 Comments

What about the immune system?

Viruses are everywhere. There are an estimated 380 trillion viruses inhabiting our bodies (here's a very interesting article about the human virome). There's a lot of talk about treating viral disease at the moment, and about developing vaccines, but generally in the mainstream media there is very little information on our own innate resources. I feel compelled to redress the balance a bit, and give some information on how we can protect ourselves. There are two aspects to not contracting symptoms of a virus. On the one hand it's about minimising exposure... hand-washing, wearing a mask, avoiding contact... But just [...]

By |2020-04-01T00:19:53+01:00April 1, 2020|Uncategorized|1 Comment
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