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Art & Language

I now write. I paint in oils (www.uniqart4u.co.uk). I trade shares and ETFs. I play the piano and guitar in an untutored way, and write simple tunes for myself (at least I can play them easily). I have studied languages most of my life, and hope one day to speak Italian and French fluent enough to argue with taxi-drivers. I maintain my interest in speaking Russian, Greek and Dutch. Although I can read Hebrew, Arabic is proving more challenging!

My Books

I have published two books about food and the heart. The important question to ask is this - which foods are good for the heart and arteries, and which are bad? Two other books about medical practice are now being edited (Feb 2023).


I qualified as a doctor at the London Hospital Medical College in 1966. I practised as a general physician, and cardiologist for 53 years.  

After a British Heart Foundation cardiac research fellowship at St George's Hospital, London, with Aubrey Leatham and Alan Harris, I became a lecturer in medicine and cardiology at Charing Cross Hospital. In 1982, I started work as the Chef de Clinique, and Assistant Professor in Cardiology, at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.

When I returned from Amsterdam, I chose to work alone in my private cardiac practice in Loughton, while occasionally attending the Wellington Hospital, London, where I was among the first to perform heart catheterisations and pacemaker implantations.

When I retired, I had generated written notes on 20,000 patients.



How to Become Heart-Smart - November 2023

A User’s Guide to Heart Health and Heart Disease Prevention.

Have you ever witnessed the devastating impact of heart disease or a stroke on a loved one?

If your Mum or Dad have heart disease, you have a 4:1 chance yourself of getting the same.

Learn how to detect heart disease really early, and how to protect yourself and your family.

Please click on the image above to download my e-book straight to your inbox for only £4.99.

I started oil painting when I was a junior doctor in the early 1970s. I spent most of my life as a physician and cardiologist. I  was happy to retire after disagreeing with how medicine is practised and controlled in the UK. I am now in my late 70s with nobody to direct what colours and shapes I use in my artwork!

After a brief rest of 50 years, I have started painting again. My principal style is abstract symbolism – shapes that mean something.

I have my own website to showcase my Abstract and Still Life oil paintings, www.uniqart4u.co.uk. If you’d like to see my latest work, please visit the site where some of my paintings are for sale or can be made available as Giclée prints.

Click here to visit uniqart4u.co.uk

WHO LOSES WINS (March 2024)


The calories we eat, and the calories we use while exercising, are the focus of every book on dieting and slimming, but typically, one key topic is missing - mentality. What drives some of us to become overweight and to fail repeatedly to lose weight, and what drives others to be slim, fit and athletic. Without suppressing our 'Fat Mentality', every weight-loss strategy is bound to last only a short time.

Psychologically, we all have a 'Fat Mentality' and 'Fit Mentality'. These two components of our eating and exercise mindset co-exist, and are forever in opposition. The 'Fat Mentality' promotes our inactivity, self-indulgence and weight gain; our 'Fit Mentality' drives our desire for activity and the disciplined control of everything we do. Because they direct what we eat, and what exercise we choose to do, they will affect our body weight.

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MY LATEST BOOK ‘WHO LOSES WINS’ A ‘Fat Mentality vs a ‘Fit Mentality’