Category Archives: Health

Areas of interest

Quote: “Cycles of fasting were working as well as chemotherapy”.

Don’t most scientists, and all people for that matter, love to cherry-pick their data to support their arguments?  Ok, I’ll own that one. And cherry-picking is something that we would all have done over our hunter-gatherer history. The quote in … Continue reading

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More big, fat lies

If you saw the post below on Diets you might already have found this summary of the book.  If you haven’t here it is. If you are too lazy to read or listen – basically avoid seed oils! Enjoy . … Continue reading

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Diets? Fat and Sugar? There is plenty of wonky-thinking associated with this.

Nah! We are too complicated an organism to diet.  The best advice is: avoid seed oils, sugar and assemble your food at home from whole ingredients. For a very refreshing look at sugar (especially fructose), fats, the food industry and … Continue reading

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Thinking Farmers . . . from the “Life in a Teaspoon” series.

Pennie Scott takes us on journey outwards from ourselves – what makes us tick –  through vocabulary to the world, what we are and what we eat. Next Teleseminar Tomorrow 12.00 noon “LIFE IN A TEASPOON” A 12 Teleseminar series linking … Continue reading

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Eve Ensler – the author of the Vagina Monologues

Have a listen to Eve Ensler . . . a far-ranging interview linking and expressing different aspects of wonky thinking. Quote, “Congo is where capitalism, colonialism, racism and sexism have all come together in one mad cauldron . . .”. … Continue reading

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Agriculture, Theme Weddings, Rotating Hunger, Suicide . . . and a Comment on Indian and World Media

An absolute classic rebroadcast of a 2005 interview with Palagum Sainath.  Twenty or so minutes of world class wonkiness. Then, perhaps, journey over to YouTube and have a ten minute viewing of Sainath talking about Indian and World Media . … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Managing Change

This is an excellent online lecture, given by Garry McDouall, presented by my friend and colleague, Dr. Christine Jones – aka The Carbon Goddess. He challenges that sustainability is not adequate – we need to be regenerating.  Although this is … Continue reading

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Fukushima: Haruki Murakami’s speech in Barcelona

In his acceptance speech after receiving the Catalunya Prize Haruki Murakami elaborated on his country after now suffering two nuclear disasters (that is if you link Hiroshima and Nagasaki into one event).  Read a translation here. He describes how the … Continue reading

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Cooperation, competition and our, as yet, unearned wealth.

Cancer develops when a cell “defaults” from cooperating with its neighbours and starts running amok, surging ahead, out-competing its neighbours. We all know how this ends. This is but one analogy presented in this podcast on cooperators.  And we can, I … Continue reading

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I love a good nuclear disaster . . .

and now you don’t have to read about it, you can look at Tetsuo Jimbo goes to Fukushima. Slim

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East doesn’t meet West – The lack of consensus on Chernobyl

Well, what do we believe?  What do we want to believe?  Here are a couple of reports for you to get your teeth into.  One proclaims a total of 4000 casualties and the other 980,000 from Chernobyl.  Ok, that is … Continue reading

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Spring . . . whatever

Gotta say: I cannot believe that I am not the luckiest man on the planet. Slim

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Joe Bageant – “cutting through the clutter and pointing out the truth of a situation”

Wotcha, One of my earliest “wonky thinking” emails recommended listening to an interview of a bloke called Joe Bageant.   A pregnant friend returned, in 2007, from doing a post-doc at a University in West Virginia.  She was blown away … Continue reading

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