Well this is fascinating, and very disturbing …

Real science and real people, yes “experts”, are now being attacked by faceless and anonymous “editors” of Wikipedia, for many and various reasons. Someone who’s writing is well respected, but happens to dispute the relevance of “the cholesterol hypothesis” in causing Coronary Heart Disease has just posted that his entry has been removed …


When you go to Wikipedia to try and find out what’s been happening, you can land here …


… and you discover the most spurious reasoning behind editorial decision making, where opinion scores higher than fact. If you shout loud enough, and often enough, your opinion counts. Kendrick who never even created his entry, which was biographical, rather than promoting his views, has been removed.

With that information at my disposal, I will now dispose of Wikipedia – they have had the last financial contribution from me!

Straining for an answer

So … if you don’t swallow (sic) the dietary and biochemical arguments of Ivor Cummins, Zoe Harcombe and others, return to my mentor Malcolm Kendrick it’s stress I say, it’s stress – or strain as he prefers to call it.

I think there’s a way of embracing both, they both come together in metabolic syndrome as far as I can see, or understand it. I feel the dietary argument is worth pursuing in its own right as whole food, minimally processed, non-sugary sweet food must be good for you – surely!!! However I also recognise the need for us all to reduce the stress we live with and put ourselves under, and have always intuitively felt that stress/strain was the root cause of CHD.

Now where did I put that mindfulness book, perhaps I could read a few pages on my walk today.