Thursday, 29 January 2009

Ep 98: Santa Claus - a fat, diabetic substance abuser?

Santa Claus is a ticking time-bomb. Not only does he eat copious amounts of sugar and drink gallons of beer, he is also at risk of altitude sickness, deep-vein thrombosis, jet-lag, zoonotic diseases from exposure to wild reindeer and countless other problems associated with lack of sleep and poor diet. Not to mention all the concerns associated with smoking.

Australian science writer Bianca Nogrady assembled a crack team of health experts to look into the state of the big man, and the prognosis wasn't good.

However, there were some up-shots, despite the likelihood of a cirrhotic liver. Due to the fact that he compiles the naughty/nice list each year, at least his mind is active and healthy. And he gets out of the house and travels - another plus for the elderly.

Our conclusion in the end is that Santa Claus probably has some kind of substance abuse problem to keep him going all Christmas Eve and to keep him jolly.

You can read more about the findings of the Santa-team in Bianca's original article for Australian Doctor, Health alert for Christmas visitor.

Listen to his podcast here:


  1. It is truly a well-researched content and excellent wording. I got so engaged in this material that I couldn’t wait to read. I am impressed with your work and skill. Thanks. Outpatient rehab centers in Clovis, CA

  2. Great job for publishing such a nice article. Your article isn’t only useful but it is additionally really informative. Thank you because you have been willing to share information with us. Mental health therapy in Visalia, CA

  3. Very well written article. It was an awesome article to read. Complete rich content and fully informative. I totally Loved it. Mental health services in Visalia, CA

  4. The program actually prepares you to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems. plant based food for diabetic

  5. It is incredible the king of stuff on-line eye care retailers come up with to attract customers these days. Free delivery, 90 days money back guarantees, 50% off and much more. One wonders how they manage to make any money. Find out what these creative web opticians are up to and how they try to shift the balance of eye care purchases to their on-line shops.

  6. They have a different perspective and can come up with something unique and very user-friendly. Stoffwechsel Formel