All posts by Dr Robin Willcourt

PCSK9 inhibitors: a major advance in cholesterol-lowering drug therapy

Every so often a medical advance comes along that rewrites the script for treating a disease or condition. After today’s announcements of impressive results of a new type of cholesterol-lowering drug, that scenario just might happen in the next few years. The new drugs, called PCSK9 inhibitors, are monoclonal antibodies. They target and inactivate a specific protein in the liver. Knocking out this protein, called proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin 9, dramatically reduces the amount of harmful LDL cholesterol circulating in the bloodstream. Lower LDL translates…

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Hyperbaric Oxygen and Conventional Medicine

I have just come back from a conference in New Orleans about the use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and its application in many medical conditions. This was sponsored by International Hyperbaric Medical Association at the 11th International Symposium For Hyperbaric Medicine and it was one of the best conferences I have been to— right up there with the first Low Carb, High Fat Conference masterminded by the brilliant Prof Tim Noakes in Capetown, South Africa, two years ago. These meetings are free of the pharmaceutical and food industry influences that…

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The United Nations and Red Meat- Ridiculous Rubbish Again.

By now, any reader of my blog will know that I think most organizations that act as authoritarian ‘guardians’ of our lives are corrupt, using their official positions of power to make sure that they have a great life at our expense for not much mental or physical outlay. Here is an a example of utter imbecilty. It comes from the UN so that imbecility and corruption are right at home in this announcement. Hip boots on, folks and let’s wade in. “Meat should be…

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