I know I’m probably more focussed on food than most, but from my perspective there has never been more conflict around what we should and shouldn’t be eating: fats vs carbs, meat vs veg, gluten vs dairy, fruit juice vs coca cola, organic vs not. It’s not easy to keep up, even as a professional. Continue reading
It’s amazing how life keeps teaching me lessons. For the last 3 months my ability to face the world with a smile has been somewhat challenged. Continue reading
As I was writing the previous post, I triggered a memory. To be accurate, it was more of a feeling.
I sensed all over again the confusion and frustration Continue reading
You know why you’re on a diet. Of course you do.
But maybe you need a new answer. Continue reading
In 1971, president Richard Nixon declared war on cancer when he signed the National Cancer Act. At the time the scientific community was confident that we were no more than a decade away from a cure; their confidence based on a new understanding of DNA and the observation that cancer tumour cells all seemed to contain significant DNA, or gene, mutations. Continue reading
Fasting during Lent used to be a common practice, linked more with spiritual discipline than physiological benefit. The recent focus on fasting for weight loss has brought it back into vogue. Continue reading
The Horizon programme that aired last night was designed to get at the ultimate truth behind the fat vs carbs debate raging in the media at the moment. I was on the edge of my seat. But it failed to deliver for 3 major reasons: Continue reading
“We now have good evidence… If you overfeed somebody with fat you don’t increase their cancer risk at all. If you overfeed them with carbohydrates then you dramatically increase their cancer risk. And protein is half way in between”
Most of us go through periods in our lives when sleep is hard to come by. You’re probably familiar with the standard advice: keep your bedroom calm, avoid caffeine after midday, eliminate sources of light, don’t spend too much time on your iPad before sleeping, count sheep, yada yada yada…
There’s a groundswell of opinion claiming benefits for metformin way beyond its accepted use for Type 2 Diabetes. All sorts of medical conditions appear to be benefiting from administration of this drug: obesity, PCOS, cancer, glycosylation, heart disease and even ageing. Continue reading
Those of you who have been following my progress over the past year will know that I’ve been following a diet that I knitted together after years of struggle. Many of you have tried it yourselves with amazing results. To date I’ve lost 36 pounds in 13 months. Continue reading