This week’s issue of The Spectator comes with a new quarterly magazine, Spectator Health. As editor of this exciting new publication, I aim to do something no other health magazine does: give readers an informative and above all useful health guide that is authoritative without being bossy.
As a doctor, I’m fed up of seeing people bombarded with conflicting health advice in the media. It’s difficult for even highly intelligent readers to know what to believe and what to ignore.I’m also fed up of health nazis using the media to order people to be good.
Spectator Health will cut through the jargon and confusion and give you clear, sensible and reliable information from writers and experts that you can trust. Inside you’ll find a mixture of news, features and regular columns on a wide range of health related topics.
In the first issue we have a cover piece on whether or not people should take statins, features on where in the world to get the most common elective procedures done, HRT, shingles, hair transplants, cyber-medicine and foods that have been proven to help prevent diabetes. There’s also a special focus on the heart and how to keep it healthy.
We have our regular columnists, too: Tom Chivers debunks some of those common medical myths, while Theodore Dalrymple gives us his unique take on pressing health issues. Leading nutritionist Ian Marber tells us what to eat, Christine Webber and David Delvin discuss sex and relationships, while Maureen Lipman gives her quirky and light-hearted thoughts on health as a layperson and full-time hypochondriac. I hope you enjoy it and do let me know what you’d like to see in future editions