This article explores n-acetyl cysteine as a therapeutic and continues the exploration of scientific method and research techniques available to us all which help us establish whether knowledge is increasingly reliable or decreasingly reliable. The professionalisation and financialisation of various aspects of life brings with it pros and cons. As science and medicine become increasingly politicised, it seems a vital part of culture to ensure the demystification of these fields so that everyone can gain from the agency to make up their own mind on issues which are relevant to them. Read more
This is an exploratory study based on the work that Professor Roger Seheult MD has shared through his Med Cram bulletin and Dr John Campbell. It can be viewed as an exercise in investigatory method and exploratory study exploring what underlying biochemical mechanisms might offer accounts of the therapeutic observations which Prof Seheult and Dr Cambell are discussing. Read more
This is a prospecting document examining what is known about thiamine (vitamin B1) in the light of a proposed adjunct therapy of molybdenum to improve its efficacy in alcohol use disorder. Lots is understood about thiamine and the vital role it plays in metabolising ethanol and carbohydrates. The document was drawn up to open discussion in the field of addiction and recovery exploring a multifactoral approach to optimise the effectiveness of a known and tested treatment.
This is a thesis examining bronchial asthma and allergic conditions (Type 1 Hypersensitivity) postulating them as a result of a deficiency of the enzyme lipoprotein lipase and glucuronidation which functions in phase II detoxification processes. Structured and laid out as an example of a concorded hypothesis for the purposes of examining methodologies in the the sciences and knowledge production, the document is designed to provoke and facilitate discussion on the formation of hypotheses. Read more
This is a complete manuscript created over several years investigating the medicine and science of Multiple Sclerosis. It forms a literature review which has been arranged and where a particular line of thought has been drawn out to form a hypothesis. Trying to answer the questions of just what ‘Multiple Sclerosis’ is and what causes it led me to seeing a pattern of events which seemed to make sense in context with all the information which I had read. Read more
Francis Bacon insisted we must question everything and arrive at our knowledge through our grappling with first principles built on experience and engagement of the ‘thing itself’ – a commons which we all draw upon.