Back Catalogue (101-200)

April News Round-up (1/May/17) - Great British Beef Week; Ketogenic diet in diabetes; Low fat foods cause weight gain; Sat fat spat; The perfect cuppa; Health benefits of cheese
Gluten Update April 2017 (28/Apr/17) - Gluten disrupts microbiome; Relatives of coeliacs often gluten sensitive; NCGS persists after 8 years on gluten-free diet + more
Oxtail Caserole, country style (25/Apr/17) - A simple but classic dish making use of some of those 'odd bits' that make nose to tail eating so easy.
Neanderthal Herbal Medicine (10/Apr/17) - Recent evidence has uncovered the use of herbal medicines amongst our closest evolutionary cousin. We look at the therepeutic properties of these herbs.
Jordan Peterson on Diet and Health (8/Apr/17) - NEW: Part 2 now available » Jordan Peterson (born 1962) is a Canadian clinical psychologist and tenured professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. His
March News Round-Up (1/Apr/17) - Happy Easter! Ten reasons chocolate is good for you. Getting your 10-a-day. Fish oils and vitamin D for kid's brain health.
Salt and cardio-vascular disease: Policy and Science clash (19/Mar/17) - Salt recommendations - way out of step with the science
Aloe vera plants – why every home should have one (14/Mar/17) - Aloe vera is the number one treatment for first and second degree burns. Easy to grow - a must have plant for every home.
Salt vs sodium measurements (12/Mar/17) - Confusing sodium and salt measurements - it happens to the best of us.
Cardiologist attacks diet dogma at 2017 Symposium (3/Mar/17) - MUST WATCH - Cardiologist Dr Salim Yusuf presents findings from the PURE study which challenge fat, carb, meat, salt and 5-a-day dogma
February News Round-Up (1/Mar/17) - Arsenic, asthma, bison, sleep, coeliac, mercury, chocolate, PPIs, BPA, mammoths - We join the dots - PLUS: Mummy Mouse and Baby Mouse special
Kids eat sugar. But no one knows how much. Apparently. (28/Feb/17) - A lack of standardisation in the units of measurement of sugar are putting our kids' health at risk. Or is it just me?
Whole grains? Not a health food say these researchers (19/Feb/17) - In the conclusion to their study examining the links between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and food consumption across 42 European countries, Pavel Grasgruber et al. make this bang-on-the-money statement about the propaganda surrounding so-called
Fish n Chips a l’Afifah (16/Feb/17) - It’s Friday tomorrow. Are you thinking fish and chips? This is my version. None of those reheated, oxidised seed oils and wheat batter here! Wild Alaskan Sockeye
Why aren’t hospitals doing their detective work? (13/Feb/17) - I was talking to a doctor today about a seriously ill patient who I am keeping close tabs on, but whose medical condition is still
Acrylamide – is it really a risk? (11/Feb/17) - Acrylamide is a potentially cancer causing compound produced when starches are browned during cooking. As reported in our Jan 2017 News Round Up concern about dietary acrylamide
The idea behind our short posts (10/Feb/17) - When I started this blog a few year’s back I had intended to write fairly informally about my clinical experience and share interesting medical and
Gluten – what we learned in 2016 (part 2) – the Great Imitator (7/Feb/17) - In part 2 of our gluten update we look at 20+ conditions that were linked to gluten in 2016. Essential reading for understanding this multifaceted toxin.
2017 January News Round-Up (4/Feb/17) - Had enough of experts? Judge their latest pontifications for yourself: chopping boards, statins, roast potatoes, high fat diets and metabolic syndrome, eggs and brain health.
Gluten – what we learned in 2016 (part 1) (22/Jan/17) - A summary of key developments in our understanding of grain related disorders.
December News Round-Up (1/Jan/17) - HAPPY NEW YEAR! This month's nutrition news is shoe-horned into a Christmas theme, and it's just about bursting at the seams with festive good news!
My Grain-Free Christmas Dinner (27/Dec/16) - Our traditional Christmas dinner worked exceptionally well this year, and included roast turkey with all the trimmings.
Grain-Free Christmas Pudding (18/Dec/16) - It's the traditional pud gone paleo. Soaked fruit, almonds and honey make this rich Christmas bomb go with a bang.
The three wise herbalists brought… Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh (13/Dec/16) - Let's take a look at three herbs brought from the East, valued for their broad therapeutic use.
Heart disease trials: Low-fat diet fails. Nuts and olive oil succeed. (10/Dec/16) - Two of the largest intervention trials ever undertaken demonstrate that nuts and olive oil beat low fat diets when it comes to heart disease prevention.
Featured news site: NewsMedical.Net (7/Dec/16) - A useful site packed with thousands of health articles, news and medical science. Here are 7 interesting stories I found.
November News Round-Up (3/Dec/16) - Parkinson's may start in the gut. Your calf muscle may stop you losing weight (!) Plus coffee, aspartame, vitamin D, high-fat running and the importance of cooking.
Keto Bounty Bars (28/Nov/16) - Coconut filled chocolate sweet-meats that are suitable for ketogenic diets.
WSHOMS Nov 5th 2016 (19/Nov/16) - 1) How Graylingwell Hospital near Chichester West Sussex served war wounded during WW1 2) Why Malta was known as the 'Hospital Island'
WSHOMS Dec 5th 2015 (19/Nov/16) - (1) The incredible history of plastic and cosmetic surgery that was initially mastered in ancient India (2) Toulouse Lautrec and his Muse, Jane Avril
Orange & almond cake (5/Nov/16) - This delicious sponge is light, moist and very tasty, made with whole whizzed boiled oranges. Citrus pizzazz!
October News Round-Up (31/Oct/16) - Lots of interesting items that are in the news this month inc 8 on vitamin D!
5 everyday ancestral foods with proven health benefits (25/Oct/16) - Our ancestors developed complex methods for turning inedible seeds, leaves and fruit into nutritional powerhouses. Five of them made it into modern life.
Hold fire on the Sea Bass recipe! (Retraction and Apology) (15/Oct/16) - Breaking news: Scientists say Wild Sea Bass stocks are dangerously low. DO NOT EAT SEA BASS - use one of these sustainable alternatives
Stuffed (Farmed) Sea Bass (13/Oct/16) - A delicious baked dish using wholesome ingredients that bring out the best in this fish.
Red light phototherapy (3/3): Hair regrowth, Pain reduction, Wound healing and Practical applications (9/Oct/16) - In part 3 we look at NASAs original work on red light and pain reduction, recent discoveries about wound healing, and finish with a range of simple things you can do to benefit from red-light at home.
September News Round-Up (1/Oct/16) - Full fat cheese good for heart health, Pharmaceuticals in our water supply, Body clock and cancer, Meat and fish in pregnancy protect infant from eczema.
The Waterside Ape on BBC Radio 4 (30/Sep/16) - Listen Again: an excellent introduction into controversial theory that humans evolved in riverside / shoreline environments.
Male fertility ~ a fishy business (14/Sep/16) - The 20th century saw a huge decline in male fertility, and a huge increase in omega 6 oil consumption. Are the two connected? We fish out the latest research on seafood for semen.
Red light phototherapy (2/3): Brain, Muscles and Eyes (10/Sep/16) - Red light stimulates mitochondrial function. We look at the accumulating evidence that phototherapy can improve brain function in Alzheimer's, schizophrenia and Parkinson's. Plus red light enhances muscle endurance and a has major role in eye health.
August News Round-Up (2/Sep/16) - We serve up a plate of top nutrition news, and finish with a knickerbocker-glory of articles from our guest publication: New Scientist magazine.
Red light phototherapy (1/3): The Skin (25/Aug/16) - Research is uncovering a huge range of beneficial effects of red light. In part 1 I look at the remarkable protective effects of red light on the skin.
July News Round-Up (3/Aug/16) - Sleep and health: inflammation and ‘intestinal jet-lag’ The Mail (6th July) explains why ‘Too little and too much sleep is as damaging to your health’.
Spiced-up nuts, four ways to make your own super-snacks (11/Jul/16) - Four ideas to jazz up your nuts: Cashews with lemon and black pepper, Tamari 5-spiced mixed nuts, Curried macadamias & Balsamic pecans
Natty ceramic egg holders -review (5/Jul/16) - These stylish egg trays are a great way to keep eggs right on your counter top, displaying them in all their eggy glory!
June news roundup (2/Jul/16) - Toxins in food linked to autism; emulsifiers & artificial sweeteners in obesity; Coffee good for liver; Butter off the hook; Dr Mosley sees the light; Gluten psychosis; Dangers of vitamin pills
The Microbiome on BBC Radio 4 (2/Jul/16) - Listen again to these two excellent radio broadcasts from BBC Food Programme on the micobiome. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Why the EU is bad for herbs, supplements and vegetable seeds (18/Jun/16) - Four EU directives that target natural products reveal the influence of big business in limiting competition and consumer choice.
May News Round-Up (1/Jun/16) - Nutrition controversies: high blood pressure linked to potatoes, salt exonerated, low-carb diets for diabetes challenged. Medical errors: a leading cause of death
Study: dairy, not plant based diets is the best way to feed the planet (14/May/16) - New Zealand farm analysis finds that mixed dairy/cropping systems feed the greatest number of people. Protein considerations prove pivotal.
April News Round-Up (2/May/16) - Latest research on Vitamin D, fructose and paleo diet. Bone broth, pastured livestock and mis-shapen veggies. Fermented foods: good for gut diversity.
Vegetable oils losing their halo (14/Apr/16) - Just published: A US research group has recovered raw data from a large scale study from the 1970's and finds no evidence for benefits from switching butter for vegetable oils.
“The sugar conspiracy” – recommended read (7/Apr/16) - A rollicking read about how for decades nutritional science ignored the dangers of sugar whilst needlessly demonising saturated fat.
March News Round-Up (2/Apr/16) - Health benefits of rosemary, blueberries, coffee and organic eggs. Vegetarian populations at increased cancer risk from vegetable oils. Calls to extend sugar tax. Fish recipes.
Curly kale crisps (27/Mar/16) - Kale. Yes. I know. It's got a little halo, but it's... well, dull. DON'T DESPAIR! This recipe actually makes it worth eating.
Behind a healthy eating quiz – Australia’s nutritional mafia (6/Mar/16) - Why was a healthy lifestyle quiz in the Independent quietly linked to an Australian government funded researcher? We dig into the murky world of nutrition politics.
February News Round-Up (28/Feb/16) - Government announces eggs are safe (phew!) even emu eggs (?) Plus the ketogenic diet in cancer, seafood in APOE4 Alzheimer's and vitamin D in prostate cancer.
Processed food, obesity and flagella (15/Feb/16) - Food additives and obesity, flagellated bacteria and TLR5... Where will the amazing human microbiome take us next?
Lamb shanks with celeriac mash (6/Feb/16) - One of the best cuts of lamb. A dramatic, succulent centrepiece for an English roast dinner.
January News Round-Up (30/Jan/16) - A host of new year diet stories - low fat v high fat; saturated fat v sugar; factors affecting the microbiome; nightshade foods
UK vegetarians DON’T live longer than meat eaters study finds (18/Jan/16) - The Oxford EPIC study finds that vegans and meat eaters have similar all cause mortality. No evidence that red meat causes bowel cancer.
Cinnamon coconut macaroons (9/Jan/16) - These little tea-time cakes have a lovely crumbly texture. Grain-free and low in carbs. Who wouldn't like them?
Call for reviews and testimonials (2/Jan/16) - I am currently seeking feedback / reviews / testimonials. Please click here to add yours
December News Round-Up (2/Jan/16) - Out with the old, in with the new. Quote of the year. A cheesy joke. Salt and the dietary recommendations golem.
Real mince meat pies (22/Dec/15) - The real deal. An update on the traditional 17th century minced pie, with real minced beef (!) in a chestnut and almond shortbread case.
Coffee – its light and dark side (20/Dec/15) - How much coffee is good for you? Regular coffee consumption is associated with a longer, healthier life, but there are a couple of important caveats.
A quick tour of my clinic (6/Dec/15) - I have just finished giving my consulting room a make-over. May I show you around?.
WSHoMSoc 2015 lecture Nov 21st (5/Dec/15) - (1) Dr Albert Carpenter: public health measures in the 19th century (2) The life of Sir Henry Wellcome
WSHoMSoc 2015 lecture Nov 7th (5/Dec/15) - Unsung heroes of the First World War: Nurses and Stretcher Bearers
November News Round-Up (30/Nov/15) - Gluten-free diet helps healthy volunteers; Pastured meat for conservation; Ketogenic diet; Vitamin D; Meat and cancer 'false alarm'
Right Royal Rashers – we rate the best bacon buys ★★★★★ (29/Nov/15) - We review and compare three of the best supermarket bacon buys: Pancetta, Air dried or Organic. Which will get five stars?
Omega-6 and Omega-3 PUFAs: Five recent research papers (11/Nov/15) - Are you getting enough omega 3 PUFAs? or are you blowing out on omega 6's? We discuss five of the latest papers that show why it matters.
WSHoMSoc 2015 lecture Oct 24th (7/Nov/15) - Dr Helen Bynum: Tuberculous Lives from Smollet to Orwell & Dr William Bynum: Darwin & the Doctors
October News Round-Up (2/Nov/15) - Raw milk safe; Grass-fed beef best; Ethical seafood increases; Artificial light upsets genes; Mediterranean diet benefits; Cutting sugar improves health fast; Red meat & cancer
Why no one should eat grains. Part 3: Ten more reasons to avoid wheat (30/Oct/15) - Beyond coeliac disease and NCGS – we look at the many ways that wheat can affect everyone. Includes new groundbreaking research.
Rewilded Knepp bavette steak with leak, onion and fries (22/Oct/15) - Not just any old bavette steak, but Knepp's finest free-living rewilded pasture-fed longhorn steaks. PLUS video of the Knepp cattle.
More Evidence William Davis Was Right: Wheat Does Increase Obesity According to New Study (12/Oct/15) - SCOOP: new trial demonstrates that gluten increases weight gain via suppression of thermogenesis
September News Round-Up (1/Oct/15) - Knepp rewilding project in the news, and their beef is now available to order. Plus... Fish reduces depressions, apple skins prevent age related muscle loss (!?) and sugar wars hot up.
GUEST POST from Miki Ben-Dor: “Big brains needed carbs” (???) (28/Sep/15) - Miki Ben-Dor from Tel Aviv University brings his expertise of paleo-anthropology to bear on the question of whether cooked starches drove human evolution.
Did cooked tubers drive human evolution? (26/Sep/15) - Recent claims that starchy tubers drove human brain evolution are put under the microscope. Studies of the Hadza suggest otherwise.
Grain-free ‘breaded’ cod with parsley sauce (20/Sep/15) - A quick, easy & presentable recipe. A good alternative to battered or breaded fish.
“Scientists claim Paleo diet is nonsense” is nonsense (19/Sep/15) - Did our brains evolve on a high-carb diet of spuds? or are the newspapers turning our heads to mash? We respond to misleading headlines.
August News Round-Up (31/Aug/15) - Gluten-free junk food on NHS; Jamie Oliver calls for sugar tax; Butter better than margarine; Fish oils for schizophrenia; Vit-D and MS
Why no one should eat grains. Part 2 – The definitive guide to Non Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity (27/Aug/15) - A detailed examination of the current science on this recently recognised gluten pathology. Includes new videos from world class researchers.
Goodwood Wins Cheese Award (13/Aug/15) - Goodwood gain 'Best Organic Cheese' and a gold medal for their organic Charlton Farmhouse cheese.
July News Round-Up (30/Jul/15) - Cod stocks recover. Iodine deficiency in pregnancy. Cauliflower rice. Sugar - the public health debate.
Seafood, Sex and Evolution (3 videos) (24/Jul/15) - Watch our recent public talk on the role of seafood in brain health, evolution and female sexiness. (Three videos)
Ray Wings with Sauteed Summer Vegetables (20/Jul/15) - A lovely fish with a delicate flavour - easy to cook and easy to eat. A light treat for summer with a medley of vegetables.
Summer Berry Jellies (3/Jul/15) - Easy to make and classy - low sugar versions of traditional English deserts, including fruit and cream jellies and blancmanges.
Summer Talk: “Seafood’s place in the human diet” – VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE (1/Jul/15) - Don't worry if you missed this wonderful evening - we have now released videos of this amazing presentation - see post below.
June news roundup (30/Jun/15) - Trans-fat ban. Berries for obesity. Diet at conception alters genes for life. Antibiotics cause obesity. Paleo recipes. Zero carb.
VIDEO: Harvard Scientist Supports U-Turn on Dietary Fats (26/Jun/15) - It looks like 40 years of advice to limit fat consumption to less than 30% of calories has been quietly retired! A Harvard scientist explains why it's a good move.
Why no one should eat grains. Part 1 – The tip of the Iceberg (23/Jun/15) - Understand coeliac disease and you will know why eating gluten is playing Russian roulette with your health.
10 low-carb breakfast ideas (17/Jun/15) - A bunch of brekkies to get you going that will banish the munchies 'til lunchies... :-)
The chemical warfare on your plate (7/Jun/15) - The fascinating story of how natural insecticides in plants can be good for us, but how wheat has evolved the ability to turn an insect's immune system against itself... oh, and us.
May News Round-Up (31/May/15) - Vitamin D deficiency in sunny climes, Dark chocolate helps weight loss, Salt does not raise BP
Baked lemon cheese cake (27/May/15) - A versatile low-carb baked cheesecake recipe with a grain-free base.
Adventures in mushroomland (7/May/15) - A wide range of exotic mushrooms is now available in UK supermarkets, but which are the best?
Upcoming one day conference: B12 & Thyroid Disease – May 16th (3/May/15) - Four great speakers will explain the importance of vitamin B12 in health and question the Medical establishment's intransigence on this critical subject.
April News Round-Up (29/Apr/15) - Cheese keeps French hearts healthy; Eggs reduce diabetes risk; lack of sun in UK kids; Organic farming sequesters carbon