Thursday, 11 July 2013

A new insightful and illuminating medical blog



Dr. David Grimes

Not long ago I read in a newspaper that gardeners had been statistically shown to have a high life expectancy. It is easy to understand why, with our healthy vigorous life in the open air. My earlier reading of David Grimes book ‘Vitamin D and cholesterol - the importance of sunshine’ suggests to me that one reason for gardeners’ good fortune is exposure to plenty of sunshine and the manufacture in our skin of vitamin d.

At my age one rarely makes significant changes in lifestyle or modifies one’s ‘world view’. 
Reading Dr. Grimes’ books has changed my thinking on many health issues and for example has persuaded me that I should supplement my daily intake of vitamin d. Recommended vitamin d doses in the UK are pitifully and scandalously small. In recent years Brenda and myself and our extended families have been taking high dose vitamin d ‘soft gels’. Brenda used to be a serial ‘getter of colds’. Not any more. 

I do a disservice to David Grimes here. He does not accept anecdotal evidence. All his opinions are soundly evidence and statistically based. He does not usually give specific recommendations. He does however with his radical thinking, gives one cause to challenge many of present day medical mores. In my own opinion ‘health messages’ from the establishment are so ossified and restricted by vested interest and political caution that the only way forward is to read the evidence and decide for yourself. David’s writing is easily digested but he does not spare you the relevant facts

I am delighted David Grimes has been persuaded to write a blog. His curriculum vitae as a pillar of the medical establishment is of undoubted quality. He has a lifetime of experience of sound medical practice and clinical investigation. He is widely respected in the medical world. I suggest you have a look at his blog. I know I am going to be a regular visiter. 


6 comments:

  1. I'll be sure to have a look. Bet you are busily weeding this week!

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    1. Yes everyone keeps saying what a bad season it is for weeds. I am also busy chasing away the b mole!

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  2. I hope we gardeners will all have a long and above all a healthy life, but being outside and working in the garden is of course healthy but not a garantee for a long life. I am going to have a look on David Grimes blog.

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    1. No nothing is a guarantee of that. A few months ago I had an operation that was described as a minor procedure at Scunthorpe Hospital (which was a brilliant place) and am now fully recovered with everything working again but it did make me realise I was not immortal!
      The other dimension of looking after yourself is that it is great to be fit and healthy!

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  3. Oscar Jensen, Wisley11 July 2013 at 21:19

    I've read something that Dr Grimes wrote on Vitamin D and how it affects cholesterol - can't remember where though. What luck, finding him again on your blog Roger!

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    1. I am really chuffed Oscar to find him for you. If your comments on his blog are as helpful and incisive as some of yours have been on mine he will be really grateful.

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