Medicine

December 2018 – What should we eat now?

As October’s autumn fruitfulness is lost in November rains, December days get shorter and we start to look towards a midwinter feast to stave off the gloom. December is not only the lead up to Christmas, but these days it is also when thousands gather for two weeks at the United Nations Climate Change conference,…

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One life, One You: What you can do today to really help the NHS! January 2017

“I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying”. Woody Allen  In 1919, right after the horrors of World War 1, William Butler Yeats wrote, in his powerful poem, The Second Coming: “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold… …The best lack all conviction, while the worst…

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Fasting is it the way forward? November 2015

This month I want to talk about the latest buzz word in longevity, weight loss and possible brain health…yes you guessed it, FASTING. In my keen 20’s when living in Japan I experimented with fasting, managing 24 hour fasts every so often and one time, at a yoga dojo just below Mt. Fuji, managed a…

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March 2014 Sunflower , Speedwell Trust Talk

  The Speedwell Trust Talk  At Greens Templeton College, Woodstock road, Oxford. Wednesday March 19th at 7.30 p.m. Clive Lindley-Jones will be giving an illustrated talk on   Helping Children Be The Best That They Can Be! Do come along!   Balanced, integrated and healthy children will naturally perform better, feel happier, achieve more, mix…

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February 2014

February Blog 2014 Lies, Damned Lies and Snollygosters Have you notices how ‘good’ the lies and deception are getting these days? There was a time when common or garden chicanery was of the blatant kind, of the  ‘Elvis found on the moon’ fun kind of nonsense, that is supposed to be seen through, but over…

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July Blog: Dementia

July Blog This month I want to think with you about the important and disturbing subject of dementia. But don’t think it is all doom and gloom, because there is encouraging evidence that we may be able to start preventative action now to reduce the risk of this miserable condition. Back in the day, (now…

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May Blog 2012

Medicine is for people, not statistics: What is the Evidence for Evidence-Based Medicine?  At this time when we are again remembering the Bard of Stratford it is  interesting to hear that in his day the only way most people gained their news and /or history was either through a conducted tour around the graves of the…

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March Blog 2012

The Way we see the world This month I have been inspired by  David Hockney’s brilliant, colour soaked,  life affirming exhibition at the Royal Academy. Hockney is a great master of seeing, and much of his present enormous recent output at the Royal Academy is a lesson in the art of seeing. This month how…

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June Blog 2011

This month I am very happy to introduce some of you to Andy Roscoe as guess Blogger. To other of you, Andy will be no stranger as he has been a long standing member of the Helix House team. He has some important points to make about the way in which we are allowing the…

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