They tried to make me go to detox. I said, 'No, no, no!'

The delightfully named Dr Andrew Wadge sounds like a very sensible man:

Guardian: News in brief

Forget detox diets, says food standards chief

The Food Standards Agency's chief scientist has urged consumers to ditch detox diets and supplements. Drinking water, taking exercise and eating home-cooked food can all help tackle festive excess, Dr Andrew Wadge says on his FSA website blog. "There's a lot of nonsense talked about 'detoxing' and most people seem to forget that we are born with a built-in detox mechanism. It's called the liver. My advice would be to ditch the detox diets and supplements and buy yourself something nice with the money you've saved. Personally, I would recommend the new Neil Young and Steve Earle albums."

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.

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