Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

This blog is written by Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise. Posts appear Monday, Wednesday & Friday.

Butter, Cream & Grains of Salt

Peer-reviewed science can be found to support nearly every position.

July 23, 2018

What the Thai Cave Rescue Teaches Us About Nature

Humans make things safe, clean, and healthy.

July 11, 2018

Is Tomato Soup Good for You?

‘Healthy’ is now being defined in radically different ways, by different interest groups.

May 14, 2018

Eat Your Veggies (With Lots of Butter)

In the low-carb universe, vegetables are served with lots of butter, mayonnaise, and hollandaise.

May 11, 2018

Perverse Scientific Incentives

There are structural reasons for the low quality of much scientific research.

April 18, 2018

Science is Not Truth

We need to lose our naivete. Many scientific findings are neither crisp nor clear.

April 16, 2018

Is Fruit Good for You?

Fruit may be natural, but its sugar content has increased due to selective breeding.

April 2, 2018

Chicken Wings & Potato Skins: My New Health Food

If fat were the villain we’ve been told it is, I should have gained 40 pounds.

March 28, 2018

Exercise Won’t Keep You Slim

People who exercise regularly still gain weight.

March 23, 2018

Defining High Blood Pressure

Changing definitions of ‘normal’ blood pressure means more people are coping with drug side effects.

March 12, 2018

Bogus Blood Pressure Readings

Doctors and nurses rarely follow the rules when collecting important info about our health.

March 9, 2018

Medical Flip-Flops

Standard medical practice is often pointless, risky – and a waste of money.  
 

March 7, 2018

Unethical Behaviour at the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association didn’t bother to replicate pivotal research before it told the public to change its behaviour. The result was an uncontrolled public health experiment.

January 24, 2018

About That French Paradox

When scientists began believing that high fat diets & heart disease went together, this wasn’t true in 8 European countries.

January 22, 2018

When Government Makes You Fat

After the high-carbohydrate Food Pyramid was introduced, diabetes shot through the roof.

January 19, 2018

Obesity, Diet Pills & Death

Whether it’s climate science or medical science, a fake crisis leads to bad decisions that harm real people.

April 10, 2017

Suddenly Sick: The Foibles of Medical Science

Climate science and medical science have things in common. Including suspect behaviour on the part of the United Nations.

March 29, 2017