Can anyone tell me what the hell an akatsuki enzyme is and why it keeps popping up in my keyword search1? Is this predicting the day that I discover a new enzyme and egotistically name it after myself? Or is it some crappy New Age bullshit treatment2? You will be sorely disappointed if you’re here for that. If anything, I should be joining Ben Goldacre in rubbishing these pseudo-science pieces of crap that purport to make people’s lives better when all they do is make them poorer.
1 Statwhore admission: once in a while, I look to see if anyone from an interesting country has stumbled onto my insignificant spot on the www. And I was slightly surprised to find a Kiribati ISP in the collection this week. Hello. I hope I wasn’t overly offensive with that silly off-the-cuff remark about coconut oil. And how are the Atollettes?
2 For the record, I enjoy the occasional reflexology massage. I don’t buy into any of the claims of direct linkage of my big toe to my brain, ok? It’s just a damn foot massage. It feels nice when you’ve spent the whole day standing while doing experiments to go home and massage your foot. Or hire someone to do it for you. There are no other significant health benefits.