Fish Oil? Upgrade to Snake Oil!

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Fish oil companies don’t sell snake oil. Perhaps they should...  I have spoken to the management of some of the...

The Kids are Not Alright

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The kids are not alright. Check out The Who, miming their 1965 hit on the banks of Regent’s Park boating...

Eloi and Morlocks

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The Time Machine - an invention In Herbert George Wells book ‘The Time Machine’, travellers into the future find that...

Turn Fat into Muscle

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Fat is a many-splendored thing You cannot turn fat into muscle, any more than you can turn butter into beefsteak. They...

Med’s dead, baby

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How the Mediterranean diet died First time I snorkelled the Med, in 1956, the waters were very occupied. Shoals of...

Getting into Hot Water

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I believe in climate change. I’m unsure about anthropogenic global warming, because I’ve chatted with too many dissidents. I wonder...

Got Wood?

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Wood could be Food When we walk across a green field or wander through a forest, we are surrounded by...

The Great Unravelling

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Ageing is chaotic. The machinery of a single cell is incredibly complicated, the workings of the various anatomical and physiological...

Pick Your Poison

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Avocados are toast The Manchineel tree is extremely dangerous. You cannot stand near it for long, and you certainly cannot...

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