"Eggs are bad for you" was once the conventional wisdom. Now, eggs are healthy.
Just a few years ago hormone replacement therapy was viewed as the treatment of choice for post-menopausal women. Then it was viewed as a cancer risk and, as a result, fell off the therapy radar. Now, a more balanced view is emerging – it’s appropriate for some women.
Health science is everywhere. But what should we do with all this information? Can we really use it to live a healthier life? What information can we trust?
The Cure For Everything is a personal and professional search for good, trustworthy, science – a search for stuff that actually works. But it is more than a simple quest for answers, it is an exploration of where health information comes from, how it is produced and, perhaps most important, how it is communicated.
While science is everywhere, the scientific information that passes through most people’s field of view (usually via the media) is often wrong, hyped, or twisted by an ideological or commercial agenda. And without good scientific data, bad decisions are made – by doctors and governments and by you and me.
The Cure For Everything both clarifies the picture and explains the forces that obscure. It strips away the hype and the agendas to reveal the good evidence. It provides practical advice (and warnings) for those wishing to navigate the barrage of facts, findings and fears associated with emerging health technologies, drugs and health prevention strategies.