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Perspectives: On Conspiracy Theories, Censorship and Segregation

PERSPECTIVE A On segregation We all know that excluding the anti-vaxxers from society is a good thing and that, although segregation has got a bad rap, we know it’s the right thing to do because it’s backed by science.  And sure, some people will point

What are the Studies Saying? Actual Risk, Relative Risk and NNT

  “Don’t hate the playa, hate the maths”. It’s fair to say that medical statistics is not a particularly sexy subject. But if you’re being served something and asked to swallow it, it can pay to read the label… And the quickest and easiest way

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Ketogenic Diet FAQs

Ketosis is an alternative means of fueling the body and one where ketones act as the primary fuel for the central nervous system (your brain). The switch to this alternative fueling state occurs when carbohydrate availability drops and fats remain plentiful; this is important because

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MCAS and Sleep: How Mast Cells Mediators can Drive Insomnia

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome is the label given to individuals who experience unexplained inflammatory events that are mediated by mast cells and affect several body systems at once. Accordingly, it is often summarized as constant allergy-type symptoms in the absence of an allergen. Histamine is

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome: Don’t Shoot the Messenger

Mast cells are frontline immune cells that are found in rich quantities in any of the body’s surfaces that are exposed to the environment, explaining why they can have such a key part in inflammatory processes of the airways, the intestinal wall and skin. Since

Saliva Testing: Is it as Reliable as Blood Tests?

Nutritional therapy has come a long way since the era of Abram Hoffer and Linus Pauling, counter-revolutionaries whose work countered establishment paradigms and stimulated change in across a large host of medical disciplines. Arguably, the driving force in developments has been the wider range of

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