Reading Science: Peer Review – Part 4 in a Series

Peer Review By nature journals are very conservative, and work very hard to exclude incompetent, poorly carried out or documented, or fraudulent science. They also work to evaluate the methods used in papers submitted for consideration, all this is the process of peer review. They critically, or are supposed to, read any conclusions and discussion in the [...]

Reading research for non-scientists – Part 1 of a Series

Overview I taught myself how to read science, even going so far as to dive into statistics so I could understand what "p" meant. I did so originally so that I could understand the hygiene hypothesis, old friends hypothesis, and what came to be known as helminthic therapy. Later I continued to read it so I [...]

New direction for this blog

I have not had an editorial position for this blog, until now. No consistent direction or unifying theme for what to say except in general terms to speak about helminthic therapy and anything that might, however distantly, relate to the health of those who approach us for hookworm, or for whipworm. Often I have been embarrassingly guilty [...]

Things I would do if I was still sick

Or that you can, or that you can use to try and stay healthy. If I suffered from any nasty immunological disorder, or any involving chronic inflammation this is what I would do: 1. I would not rely on experts, so-called, who have managed to create a situation where all these diseases are out-of-control and [...]

The context of helminthic therapy and the environmental diseases it can be used to ameliorate

I want to emphasise that I believe what we are doing exists in a much broader, well-established context. The diseases we are trying to work with are all environmental in origin. The hygiene hypothesis essentially says that because we have impoverished the environments defined by our bodies by reducing the variety of organisms that populate [...]

Part 2: Follow up on progress of “A”

This is, as the title suggests, one in a series of posts, almost entirely derived from emails from her family that they send me periodically to keep us up-to-date. At the end of this post, and in a few minutes all the others, is a standard block of text with links to each part of [...]