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Get an insight into what’s really going on in medicine and healthcare with the latest thoughts and opinions from our editorial team

Bryan
January 26, 2022
When it isn’t cancer
What’s in a name? A rose may smell just as sweet, but in medicine—and its drive for immediate diagnosis—the name…

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Lynne McTaggart
January 1, 2022
A diet fit for a monkey
What is the best diet to follow and foods to eat to regain or maintain optimum health? The equivalent of…

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Bryan
January 1, 2022
Mommy, why are scientists so confused?
Mommy, why is medical advice so contradictory? Perhaps not a question your typical five-year-old would ask, but if she did,…

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Robert Verkerk
January 1, 2022
Accentuate the positive
Have you been feeling disappointment of late? Perhaps because you’ve convinced yourself that the world won’t ever be like it…

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Lynne McTaggart
October 28, 2021
Us vs Them
As all of us observe growing polarization in our societies, we look to our respective governments to overcome these divisions.What…

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Robert Verkerk
October 28, 2021
The logic of lifestyle medicine
If our lifestyles are killing us, why don’t we make lifestyle medicine mainstream? It’s logical, yet this very logic appears…

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Bryan
October 28, 2021
Let’s get ill, let’s make money
We saw a meme the other day that tickled the collective WDDTY funny bone. A doctor is saying to his…

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Lynne McTaggart
September 28, 2021
Cancer’s best medicine
Why do we get cancer, and how do we survive it? Ask the American Cancer Society, and they will point…

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Bryan
September 28, 2021
On a planet far, far away
A journey to a parallel universe, quite similar to ours. With apologies to Jonathan Swift Researchers at the Wuhan lab…

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Robert Verkerk
September 28, 2021
Pinch yourself
Keep pinching yourself—literally—to check that the rational, problem-solving, reasoning, decision-making part of your brain (the frontal lobe, the most recent…

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Lynne McTaggart
August 31, 2021
The Ministry of Truth
Several of you may be wondering why, with all the collective jubilation in the press about the swift rollout of…

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Bryan
August 31, 2021
Sleep, good. Death, bad
That most august body, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, has issued a new position statement.1 Let’s be clear: position…

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Robert Verkerk
August 31, 2021
Bird’s-eye view
Sometimes I find it useful to consider the state of the world from a big picture, bird’s-eye perspective, especially when…

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Lynne McTaggart
June 29, 2021
Hearing loss: prick up your ears
Although we think of hearing loss as the purview of aging rock stars, military vets who have been exposed to…

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Bryan
June 29, 2021
Covid virus lab leak is looking less like a conspiracy theory
Noah was a conspiracy theorist until it started to rain. . . Facetablet post from Noah: Quick, get on the…

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Robert Verkerk
June 29, 2021
Reflections on a pandemic
Reflection is something many of us have done quite a bit of lately. Here’s what I’ve observed since a pandemic…

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Bryan
May 27, 2021
Impossible, but true
Tai chi and martial arts expert Bruce Frantzis once told me something I’ve never forgotten. When he started out as…

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Robert Verkerk
May 27, 2021
Primal fear
An article by Lisa Schonhaar and Gisela Wolf in the UK’s Independent  newspaper entitled “5 Habits of Stupid People that…

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Lynne McTaggart
May 27, 2021
The end of allergies
A few weeks ago, when interviewing ecological medicine pioneer Dr Damien Downing for our company’s Get Well online intensive on…

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Lynne McTaggart
April 29, 2021
Giving nonspeaking autistic children a voice
Imagine growing up with the full capacity for normal—possibly even superior—thoughts and cognition, but never being able to communicate to…

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Robert Verkerk
April 29, 2021
Diversification is the way out of the pandemic
It baffles me how myopic we humans can be when trying to find solutions to some of our biggest challenges.…

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Bryan
April 29, 2021
Permission to heal: the power of placebo
A double-blind placebo trial: the words send a shiver of orgasmic excitation down the spine of the drug researcher. It’s…

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Lynne McTaggart
March 30, 2021
Powering your immune system through diet
A poll I just read today makes sense of why Britain and the US have suffered some of the worse…

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Robert Verkerk
March 30, 2021
Taking back control of our own health
It wasn’t much more than a year ago that most solutions proposed to fix broken healthcare systems, whether in the…

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