On March 30th, 2018 by Ben

Here’s another podcast about What Doctors Don’t Tell You from me and my husband and co-editor Bryan Hubbard. There are many revelations in this recording straight out of the latest research, and hot off our own presses, concerning heart disease and how most medical treatments prove no better than doing nothing (and what to do […]

Germ warfare

On February 16th, 2018 by Ben

Blaming health conditions on bugs like bacteria or viruses has severely fallen out of fashion. We look for lifestyle causes of illness, whether diet or lack of certain important nutrients or lack of exercise, too much processed, sugary foods—something we’re not doing right. In our zeal to identify Big Pharma or Big Food as the […]


On August 25th, 2017 by Ben

Rocky Bleier, former running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers, used intention to help the Steelers win the Super Bowl. His technique was to saturate his mind with the details of specific plays. He carried out mental rehearsals in the morning, before the team meal and last thing before drifting off to sleep every day of […]


On August 18th, 2017 by Ben

By the end of the twentieth-century, monks had become the favorite guinea pigs of the neuroscience laboratory. Scientists from Princeton, Harvard, the University of Wisconsin and the University of California–Davis wired up monks to state-of-the-art monitoring equipment and studying the effects of intensive, advanced meditation. Monks offer scientists an opportunity to study whether years of […]


On July 7th, 2017 by Ben

I was watching the BBC news the other day, which featured a man in his nineties, who’d just written his second novel 50 years after the first one. Naturally, the BBC presenters were interested in why he felt compelled, all these years later, to write again. The author had set the book in 1940 in […]


On May 26th, 2017 by Ben

In 1992, I got held up in a store robbery.  I was with my daughter, Caitlin, then age 3, and we were in a north London health store, of all places.  The health store had a little café in the back, where we’d often take time from a shopping trip to go to have a […]


On April 28th, 2017 by Ben

A friend of mine’s daughter – out of nowhere -  has suddenly been laid low with a strange sort of chronic fatigue. It’s been called all sorts of things – Epstein-Barr, ‘kissing disease,’ but privately I suspect something else.  She is the only daughter among our friends of young women of the same age who […]


On April 21st, 2017 by Ben

No one doubts that we’re social creatures, designed to share food and shelter, but last week I came across some evidence in evolutionary theory suggesting that we’ve also been designed to share our thoughts. Michael Tomasello, co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, has written The Cultural Origins of Human Cognition, a book […]


On April 13th, 2017 by Ben

To eat or not to eat—that is the question. Or, to put it another way, what is the perfect diet for health, perfect weight and longevity? In the close to three decades since Bryan and I have been publishing WDDTY, we’ve seen (and, in many cases, seen off) the Cambridge Diet (a very low-calorie diet), […]


On April 7th, 2017 by Ben

Last night I went to a screening at London’s Curzon Soho of the film JUST ONE DROP (, a great new film about homeopathy, which miraculously didn’t get banned or trolled. This professional, eight-year effort attempted to be quite even-handed, while featuring many compelling and documented success stories. There was a child with autism who […]

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