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  • Author: Dr. Rob Lawson

    This is a question I have been putting to delegates at meetings around the UK at which I have had the honour of presenting on behalf of our BSLM. The numbers contributing are small but nonetheless the outcomes strike me as being representative of the views I have heard from many more meetings…

    Such trips allow time to wander and people watch. When travelling on public transport or sitting in public places almost everyone I observed was head down and staring at small screens with wires extending into their ears. The unintended consequences include bumping into things, tripping over uneven pavements…

    This link says it all. Let’s work at the environmental and cultural elements which will bring us healthy longevity. Incidentally, a local charity in East Lothian wants to get actively Read More

    Here in the UK we suddenly have two elections (maybe even a third in Scotland) coming up. Local and now UK. And who knows maybe another Independence referendum (aka neverendum). Read More

    Kent, Inner Mongolia and Calgary of course! It also happens to be the point at which, heading northwards in the winter months, no Vitamin D is produced from sunlight when it hits our skin.

    “Loneliness is a killer – a solitary problem”. The words of the song sung by Seal. Most people assume Lifestyle Medicine is about what we eat and how active we are. It is but it there are greater issues, social issues, which predict our health.

    Intimate kissing leads to 80 million bacteria being exchanged within 10 seconds. We all have our unique bacterial signal. The interest in our microbiome is rising – treating bowel disorders, Read More

    If selling products based on patient (person) outcomes is the goal then who would gainsay it? With Pharmaceutical companies, the NHS and the AGA companies (Amazon, Google, Apple) all pushing into this field I guess we all have to be aware.

    Either way it is painfully miserable! How many of us have suffered migraines I wonder. My wife gets lots whereas I have had two in my entire life. I’ll bet you know people who ‘take’ migraines.

    Tight blood sugar control as measured by what is called a surrogate marker (HbA1c <7.0%) does not reduce risk of death overall including death from suffering a heart attack or stroke.

    Socrates warned against writing for fear it would result in “forgetfulness in the learners’ souls because they will not use their memories”. A head teacher recently remarked that schoolkids have a habit of outsourcing their memories to Google.


    21 to 22 June 2019 • Cardiff