DCA is it worth it? Ask a cancer sufferer.

  Lets get on with it DCA is a problem for everyone. Dichloroacetic acid (DCA) is an easy say; unlike words like glomerulonephritis which I have never been able to pronounce properly, or Glenmorangie (my pronunciation of this irritates Wifi greatly and threatens my supply of  same!). But it is not an easy subject. I mentioned my favourite […]

Epigenetics making sense of our genes

It was great to see Dara O’ Briain, the  host of Science Club on BBC2 , proving that 88° vodka and the lining of mouth and gullet are unlikely to be friends for long. But the real hits of the show for me, were the piece on epigenetics, where the cycling man showed that nearly killing yourself […]

ME – CFS – Gulf War Syndrome – Professor Simon Wesseley and the media.

I am flummoxed. I am a retired GP who is going to be sitting in Professor Simon Wesseley’s corner. If you don’t know who he is then google him. He has had an interesting career to say the least; a British psychiatrist, he is Professor of Psychological Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. His […]

How to Boost Energy. Safely.

I wrote a post recently about the problems that face the energy drinks industry in which I gave some idea of the risks involved with using caffeinated energy drinks. My view is that the risk is extremely small unless combined with some dangerous illicit substances such as cocaine. So how is energy created and used by […]