Take Care of Yourself on World Mental Health Day

By |October 10th, 2016|

In the UK, one in every 4 people will be diagnosed with a mental health condition like depression or anxiety at some point. But caring for your mental health doesn’t begin and end with a diagnosis! Just like your physical health, your mental wellbeing can fluctuate from day to day, and there are plenty of self-care

Cynical Trials – Tea Tree Oil and Me

By |April 6th, 2016|

ARGH!

I thought that spots were a problem I could put to bed along with my teenage years, but lo and behold! Here I am, a 30-year-old woman with a zit. Not just a spot. A ZIT.

It’s squatting right on my philtrum – the ridges running from my nose to my top lip – and it

Cynical Trials: Detoxing (for Dummies?)

By |January 12th, 2016|

You’ve all heard this story ad nauseam. Christmas is a time to indulge and overindulge, and millions of people spend the early part of January trying to atone for all that merriment and undo the damage done by weeks of booziness.

As I floundered my way through a quiet New Year’s Eve in the Yorkshire Dales,

Cynical Trials – Turmeric Milk Continued

By |November 9th, 2015|

Hi, I’m Ruth! I’m not a Scientist, just a regular girl sharing her adventures in modern day remedies! My dabblings in quackery do not constitute a Clinical Trial, and (legal bit!) the opinions in this blog are my own and do not represent Covance.
It has been one day since I first tried to shift my

Cynical Trials: Turmeric Milk

By |October 22nd, 2015|

Hi, I’m Ruth! I’m not a Scientist, just a regular girl sharing her adventures in modern day remedies! All opinions are my own, and do not represent Covance. My dabblings in quackery do not constitute a Clinical Trial!

It’s a Sunday night, and I am full of cold. Well, not quite full of it – I have that swollen, sore, itchy feeling in the back of my throat, the roof of my mouth and behind my nose which tells me it’s in the post. My sinuses feel inflamed.

The good news is I’ve been reading up on a natural ingredient which helps with inflammation!

Cynical Trials: Oil Pulling… is it really all that swish?

By |September 3rd, 2015|

Hi, I'm Ruth! I'm not a Scientist, just a regular girl sharing her adventures in modern day remedies! All opinions are my own, and do not represent Covance. My dabblings in quackery do not constitute a Clinical Trial!

Cynical Trials – My Mission Statement

By |August 23rd, 2015|

Hi, I’m Ruth! I’m not a Scientist, just a regular girl sharing her adventures in modern day remedies! All opinions are my own, and do not represent Covance. My dabblings in quackery do not constitute a Clinical Trial!

You may have read a blog I wrote a while back about how I accidentally tried my first ever Bulletproof Coffee. The whole experience got me thinking about how important clinical testing is in proving whether a product, be it a manufactured drug or an all-natural tonic, actually works. And that got me to thinking – how many trusted home remedies are out there? And of those trusted remedies, how many are scientifically proven to work?

What’s the Buzz About Bulletproof Coffee?

By |August 6th, 2015|

Have you heard about bulletproof coffee? When I tried my first cup of this trendy new beverage I’d only heard very little – and a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing!