2 December 2020
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Cholesterol, saturated fat, statins - friends or foes?

Cholesterol and saturated fat have been demonised by conservative medicine for the last fifty years as evil poisons that clog arteries.

The power of natural plant chemicals

Our grandmothers and mothers always told us the vital importance of eating our vegetables. Evidence has accrued over the past twenty to thirty years of the vital importance of this message.

Christmas is a week away: Are you ready?

If Heston Blumenthal is now selling me a Christmas pudding with an orange in it, then the season must be here in earnest.

Measles and beyond

A recent outbreak of measles in South Eastern Queensland has prompted the state’s Chief Medical Officer to send a letter to around 10,000 parents of unvaccinated children.

Medicare should be abolished

It is my opinion Medicare should be abolished. There should be a free service to the lower 20% of those in society which includes pensioners, those on social security and low income earners.

Sleepless in Seattle

When writing a weekly column it is important to make it relevant. Therefore, this week’s topic is absolutely relevant because we all do it, we all need it and without it we would not survive for too long.

Morbid obesity in children

Two weeks ago I appeared on the Morning Show on Channel 9 to discuss the gastric bypass procedure performed, because of morbid obesity, on a two year old boy in Saudi Arabia.

Doing a Benjamin Button - reverse the ageing process

One of the holy grails of modern medicine is to introduce strategies to reverse the ageing process.

Hypertension, a fancy word for 'high blood pressure' - Part 2

It is vital to realise that management of high blood pressure is lifelong.

Hypertension, a fancy word for 'high blood pressure'

Hypertension is the medical name for 'high blood pressure' and does not actually refer to excessive stress, as the name implies.

The real truth about natural medicine

Over the past ten years, there has been a concerted effort by many elements of conservative medicine to label complementary medicine (CM) with varying stigmas.

Say no to pills

If you read the Readers Digest you will be given the misconception that Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is the bad cholesterol and High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is the good cholesterol.

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