I wish…

I sent this off to The Guardian a couple of days ago and thought I’d post it here. I had another infusion of infliximab a few days ago, but have been left wondering if “that day” has come sooner than I’d anticipated… I live with a chronic condition.  It is called Crohn’s disease, a disease […]

ThinkCon: Can You Make A Difference?

Last night (19th March, 2011) was ThinkCon, an evening of skeptical goodness. The event was titled: “Can You Make A Difference?” and the speakers all gave their experiences about how they have made a difference. The evening was chaired by Gia Milinovich and the speakers were: Me. I was the first person to speak. I […]

Remission

For the last time, before I get any more stupid comments suggesting some ridiculous quacky cure… Unless you are a gastroenterologist/immunologist or some expert on Crohn’s, I don’t care what cured your friend when you suggested it to them, I will not use your cure/treatment. This includes: Squatting Herbs Unproven treatments Cutting out dairy Actually, […]

Bleachgate: The Response

Wow. What just happened? I think Bleachgate went viral. So far, I have received loads of messages of support from folks including Ben Goldacre (@BenGoldacre), Simon Singh (@SLSingh), Tom Chivers (@TomChivers) and John Dixon (@JohnLDixon). I’ve done interviews for The Pod Delusion and Skeptics Guide to the Universe, and a video production company in Yorkshire […]