Reflecting on a man who made a difference - Dr Michael Mosely

Reflecting on a man who made a difference - Dr Michael Mosely

Many of you will have read Dr Michael Mosely’s books and listened to his podcasts or watched him on TV.

The first time I started following him was back in 2020 when a friend gave me a copy of his book “The Clever Guts Diet” (link here).  I absolutely loved the book and started following him from there and insisting my family watch and listen to him too.

This month it has been incredibly sad hearing about his untimely death, after he went missing on a walk on the Greek island of Symi - my heart goes out to his friends and family.

There was something irrepressible about Dr Mosely and that is why he connected so well with people, as a medical doctor, turned medical journalist, he reversed his own Type 2 diabetes with intermittent fasting. 

He also shone a light on many aspects of modern-day living and health in a way that was accessible and non-patronizing and with a willingness to call out the medical community for being conservative.

A great way to celebrate his life is to re-visit some of his blogs, books and podcasts. A friend of mine sent me this podcast  (listen here) which I listened to yesterday and thought it would be a great share as it covers both his journey in health journalism and how he helped publicise the fascinating work of Australian Nobel prize winners Robin Warren and Barry Marshall, who discovered in 1982 a bacterium, helicobacter pylori, which causes stomach inflammations and ulcers, conditions which were previously attributed to stress and personality type (read more here).

Have a listen to his podcasts, hunt down his books, even if you have read or heard it before - I am sure you will enjoy as a great way to reflect on a person who made a difference in so many people’s lives and a great way of keeping his message alive.

Michael Hugh Mosley (22nd March 1957 – 5th June 2024).


All the best, Anna and Darcy.

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