Dr Michael Mosely

Following on from the Thyroid snippet on "BBC Trust Me, I'm a Doctor"I found this interesting youtube clip.....

OK he talks about his diet book & sugar etc. but he clearly states some things folk have been saying here for a while, which is refreshing :) ....

- "Sugar buggers up your arteries" - (Scottish doctor Malcolm Kendrick has similar thinking. Eggs & fat is fine).

- "Doctors aren't taught about nutrition"

- On his Diabetes diagnosis he refused drugs, preferring to research first & reversed it.

- "GPs don't get paid to help patients lose weight, they get paid to put people on drugs" ("Diabetes is fantastic for the drug companies")

- Villains - Kellogg, Coca Cola and Ancel Keys's low fat nonsense .....

- Good - The Mediterranean diet & red wine!

Hopefully things are changing, allbeit slowly, and I do like a good graph & some evidence too... enjoy! J :D

(please ignore the weird intro)

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  • I doubt he will change things as he's not a practicing doctor even though I think his wife is, and he often says he's a journalist.

    I've not yet seen the same venom against Mosley like the doctors from Embarassing Bodies probably due to the fact he conducts experiments with research scientists and states clearly when there are issues with the sample sizes or the research in general. Plus he tends to do his programs in collaboration with some NHS doctors.

    Regardless there are some rare doctors within the NHS who are trying to change things. I remember over hearing a radio phone in the past month where a GP phoned in under a pseudonym to say how his practice got penalised financially for getting his patients to manage their diabetes and stopping other patients becoming diabetic. So the change is extremely slow.

  • You never know he seems genuine enough

  • I never said he wasn't genuine. The problem is he's not practicing and those who are practicing who do help their patients with diabetes properly in primary care get financially penalised for doing so. This ensures they cannot continue the work they are doing to decrease the incidence of type 2 diabetes in their patients and ensure all forms are managed properly to decrease expensive complications because they have no budget to do so. I know people with diabetes who say their GP does SFA to help them.

    It's madness to read a headline saying fasting diets work for diabetes and a mouse experiment shows why but see no change in NHS policy even though diabetes takes up around 11% of NHS England's budget. With thyroid issues it appears attitudes in the NHS are even worse due to a fixation on TSH.

  • Sorry meant to write he sounds eager enough. xxx

  • He's very eager that's why he does the programs. If his wife is a doctor I wonder how annoyed she gets with both his research and the NHS budget.

  • Very informative.

  • I am not receiving any e mails from HU. hy is this?

  • Nothing short of Brilliant! He has an engaging style and many people avidly watch his programmes. He doesn't have an ounce of British stuffiness about him, which I believe is why he is listened to by 'ordinary folk'.

    Thank you for posting 😊.

  • I thought video was brill, he's certainly good at getting things across in a witty way which makes people listen. Thanks for posting.

  • bluebug

    From your post further up :

    I've not yet seen the same venom against Mosley like the doctors from Embarassing Bodies probably due to the fact he conducts experiments with research scientists and states clearly when there are issues with the sample sizes or the research in general.

    What venom has been directed at the doctors from Embarrassing Bodies? I wasn't aware there had been any, and now I'm really curious about it!

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