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Flu Fighters Series - All Things Covid – Latest News – Part 2

Flu Fighters Series - All Things Covid – Latest News – Part 2

January 14, 2022

In today’s podcast I’m joined once more by the award-winning medical journalist Jerome Burne for an ‘emergency’ discussion of all things Covid, following the reports that the virus was leaked from the Wuhan Lab and top people knew early on.

We will also be looking more closely at new information about the prevalence of adverse effects and deaths associated with Covid vaccines and the early results of booster trials and the latest on alternative approaches.

Flu Fighters Series - Why are you vaccine hesitant?

Flu Fighters Series - Why are you vaccine hesitant?

January 7, 2022

A few people have expressed concern that some of my content supports a covid vaccine-hesitant position. With one third of the UK population unvaccinated, and to give both sides of the argument a fair airing, in today’s podcast I’ve invited Dr Bnar Talabani, a hospital doctor and a scientist currently completing a PhD in immunology. She has been volunteering with the British Society of Immunology and Team Halo to produce science backed content on the covid vaccines on social media and other channels to help facilitate informed decision making and combat vaccine misinformation. Having straw-polled my subscribers to Facebook and Instagram for their concerns re covid vaccination we discuss your concerns. This post will also include links to key studies referred to giving evidence to support or refute various points relating to ivermectin, vitamin D, toxicity of spike protein, natural vs vaccinated immunity and other key points for your further consideration so you have the most information available to make up your own mind.


As an expert in nutrition my primary wish it that everyone, whether vaccinated or not, know how to minimise severity and duration of infection with vitamin C, D and zinc and other immune-supporting nutrients.

Health Heroes Series - What really cause heart disease? The clot thickens

Health Heroes Series - What really cause heart disease? The clot thickens

December 3, 2021

Malcolm Kendrick is a GP who lives and works for the NHS in Cheshire. He has an enduring passion for heart disease. What causes it and what doesn’t. Here’s one clue - it is not cholesterol in the diet - or the bloodstream. His first book ‘The Great Cholesterol Con’, written in 2007, remains a thorn in the side of the cholesterol theory. He has written two other books: ‘A Statin Nation’, and ‘Doctoring Data’ on how medical research is manipulated to serve commercial interests. His latest book The Clot THICKENS, unravels what really causes cardiovascular disease. This podcast includes an exclusive interview with the late Dr Linus Pauling and explains why COVID-19 is not just a respiratory but a vascular disease.


For more information on heart disease visit my website:

I would also recommend looking at Dr Kendrick's page on "The Clot Thickens":



Flu Flighters Series - Other Approaches to Covid

Flu Flighters Series - Other Approaches to Covid

November 4, 2021

Vaccination is one approach to covid, triggering acquired immunity. But what else can be employed a) to support innate immunity and b) to supress viral replication? In this month’s podcast I’ll be updating you on three strong candidates – vitamin C, vitamin D and the anti-parasite drug Ivermectin – by talking to vitamin D expert Dr David Grimes and Ivermectin expert Dr Tess Lawrie as well as updating you on a review of 12 vitamin C for covid trials.


David Grimes qualified in medicine at Manchester University in 1966. He was appointed Consultant in General Medicine and Gastroenterology in Blackburn, Lancashire, in 1977 and he finally retired at the end of 2014. He was concerned about the geographic, social and ethnic variations in health affecting his patients and the local population, and this led to a long research interest that identified the immense importance of vitamin D in our health.


Dr Tess Lawrie is founder of the British Ivermectin Recommendation Development Group (, is the Director of the Evidence-Based Medicine Consultancy Ltd, and founded the community interest company EbMCsquared this year to address the public need for transparent and objective research related to covid-19 therapeutics. She is author of over 80 published research papers and is committed to improve the quality of healthcare globally through rigorous research as a founder member of the World Council for Health.


See my website for my latest Covid News and the 12 Trials review - click on the tab Blogs and Reports.

Flu Fighters Series -All Things COVID

Flu Fighters Series -All Things COVID

September 3, 2021

Today my podcast guest is the award-winning medical journalist Jerome Burne who has exposed many a scandal, been first to the press with numerous breakthroughs, both in complementary and mainstream medicine.

His latest piece, in the Daily Mail last month was on Long covid. In this podcast, we’re going to discuss all things covid related, from vaccines to vitamins, long covid, anti-viral drugs such as Ivermectin, and the politics behind the current and alternative approaches to the pandemic.

Health Heroes Series - How To Starve Cancer

Health Heroes Series - How To Starve Cancer

August 6, 2021

There’s nothing like impending death to sharpen resolve. Faced with grade 4 lung cancer secondaries (there’s no grade 5), my podcast guest Jane McLelland sharpened her scientific mind and delved deep into how to starve cancer and kill it, which she did twice when it returned as leukaemia.

Her (just out) new second edition of her book ‘How to Starve Cancer and Kill it with Ferroptosis’ is, in my opinion, a masterpiece representing a paradigm shift in understanding how to kill cancer. Professor Thomas Seyfried, a hero of mine who has the best success with aggressive brain cancers, describes it as ‘A monumental accomplishment. A strategy for surviving advanced cancer regardless of the tissue or organ involved. Jane has done a great service to mankind!” I agree with him.

In vibrant health, this former chartered physiotherapist has charted the murky water that too many people find themselves in and found a way through.

As well as listening to this podcast her book and online course are available from

Health Heroes Series - How Junk Food Kills People

Health Heroes Series - How Junk Food Kills People

July 1, 2021

In this podcast, I interview Dr Robert Lustig who is Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He specializes in the field of neuroendocrinology, with an emphasis on the regulation of energy balance. His research and clinical practice have focused on childhood obesity and diabetes, but we’ll be talking about what’s really driving ill-health and what we can do about it on both a personal and societal level.

To find out more about this latest book, or to purchase your copy, click here - More on diabetes and diet on my website:

Health Heroes Series - Food Allergies & Food Intolerances

Health Heroes Series - Food Allergies & Food Intolerances

May 14, 2021

This week I’m speaking to Dr Gill Hart about food allergies and food intolerances, whom I consider to be the most informed scientist on food intolerance as well as an expert biochemist with over thirty years’ experience in the development and validation of hospital standard diagnostic tests and testing services. She has had her finger on the pulse of food intolerance tests for decades, so if you have ever suspected certain foods don’t suit you, do listen to this podcast.

Gill completed her PhD in 1987 and started her career as Senior Biochemist at the Hammersmith Hospital in London. Gill joined the food intolerance lab YorkTest in 2005 as Scientific Director and has reviewed, designed and led many research studies delving into the world of how to testing for food intolerances.

She is an expert in food intolerance testing, and also consumer health testing in general. She says that “it’s an exciting time for food intolerance and home heath testing as more than ever before, people feel empowered to make a positive difference to their health and wellbeing and prevent future health issues”.

Find out about allergies and intolerance here.

Health Hero Series - Soil Is Food’s Medicine

Health Hero Series - Soil Is Food’s Medicine

April 2, 2021
This week I’m joined by Craig Sams. He has always been a mover and shaker in the world of whole foods, but also where food comes from - the soil. In the 60’s he founded Whole Earth Foods, introducing the first organic brown rice for the emerging natural foods market. In the 90’s Craig and his wife Jo started Green & Blacks, the first organic chocolate and the first product ever to carry the Fairtrade Mark. More recently from 2000 he was chairman of the Soil Association, Director of Duchy Originals, supporting Prince Charles's effort to bring organic food to the people. He also chaired Slow Food UK. He founded Carbon Gold, to make biochar, a soil enricher to create healthy top soil, capture carbon and reverse global warming. We will talk about this.
We are going to explore to what extent our current climate issues and health from covid to cancer, could be a consequence of soil abuse.  We are going to discuss everything from soil to food to health, including the vital importance of the vast fungal network encompassing the earth, why modern farming and food is killing the earth and people, the organic vs genetically modified food debate, why viral pandemics are an entirely expected consequence and the dangers of ignoring our own immune system’s needs for nutrients, the risk to our continuation as a species from xenoestrogens and the problems we are creating for ourselves by just relying on drugs and vaccines. This podcast will leave you with a much bigger picture of the connectedness of things and the kind of direction our lifestyles must take to be healthy and create a healthier planet.
Flu Fighters Series -  Nutritional Approaches To Long Covid

Flu Fighters Series - Nutritional Approaches To Long Covid

March 12, 2021

This week I am joined by Professor Shirley McIlvenny, a doctor originally from Northern Ireland but now on the Gold Coast of Australia who works at the National Institute of Integrative Medicine and has been both a Professor of Family Medicine and Education.

She is an expert in post covid, or long covid and how to recover naturally. Dr Shirley has an excellent online programme to take you through the process of speeding up recovery from long covid which includes very informative webinars and an e-book.

If you sign up for the Long Covid - How to Recover Naturally Programme, please do use the code PH10. Dr Shirley will give you a 5% discount and kindly donate 10% of your course fee to help fund the VitC4Covid care home study. [No-one has ever measured what elderly people in care homes actually need in the way of vitamin C. With almost half of all covid deaths in the first wave being in care homes we have to find out. Grandparents lives matter]. 

There’s also a wealth of information on my website on immunity. Please visit my flu fighters page which acts as a hub for the latest covid-related podcasts, reports, blogs and research.

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