Back Catalogue (201-300)

Our Back Catalogue (201-300)

Sleep & Health – Sleep’s central role (26/Apr/15) - Why sleep quality is one of the most significant health factors within your control.
Why April 15th is D-Day in the south of England (12/Apr/15) - To get your vitamin D levels up you need to get out in the sun at the right time of day.
Afifah in the kitchen with eggs and a mixing bowl Workshop 30th April: Cooking for Reduced Autoimmunity (10/Apr/15) - Recipes, cooking demos, food tasting and ideas for anti-inflammatory and low immunogenic diets.
Keto bread (1/Apr/15) - WOW! A grain-free white loaf so you can have soldiers with your boiled egg on Easter Sunday. (Phew - Just in the nick of time!)
March News Round-Up (31/Mar/15) - Herbal Medicine under threat; BBC make good on sugar documentary; Eat fat get thin.
The Balanced Diet Argument – Just Another Straw Man (30/Mar/15) - Why paleo, primal and gluten-free diets are actually re-balancing British nutrition.
United Nations University Logo The United Nations University has published one of our blog posts! (28/Mar/15) - take a look at it here [UPDATE: Now also reblogged at Resilience]
Participants standing round our first low-carb cookery demonstration Our first kitchen workshop: Low-Carb Family Food (22/Mar/15) - A review of my first kitchen workshop; Feedback from participants and dates for future events.
Chalk Valley Eaterie store front Pasture fed meat comes to the high street (16/Mar/15) - Afifah discovers a burger-bar in Southampton, who's farmer-owner wants to make ancestral nutrition available to everyone.
Reducing sugary drinks improves kids’ livers in just ten days (11/Mar/15) - New study showed rapid liver improvement when sugary drinks removed from children's diets. (INFOGRAPHIC)
February News Round-Up (8/Mar/15) - Bone broth in New York fashion week; Why national fat guidelines were wrong; NICE recommends more sun exposure
Chocolate truffles (8/Mar/15) - These delicious after-dinner sweetmeats are a nutritious powerhouse, and can even fit into a ketogenic diet
Workshop 20th March: Preparing Grain-Free and Low-Carb Meals for the Whole Family (7/Mar/15) - SOLD OUT - Further events like this are planned for Thu 30th April and Sat 13th June - pre-book soon 01243 868108
New Front Page (24/Feb/15) - Welcome to the new-look front-page, showcasing our latest and greatest content.
Why home-grown food is up to ten times better than arable crops (20/Feb/15) - Study shows that UK allotments and gardens are more productive and fertile than farmland.
We are updating the blog (19/Feb/15) - the new header image is in place (above), and a new front page is on the way! Bear with us while we make the changes!
Pannage pig in the New Forest Pork – tradition and nutrition (8/Feb/15) - Following her appearance on BBC4's Any Questions, Afifah looks at the nutritional value of pork. She reports on little-known health benefits, even for bacon.
Sea-food Skewers (9/Dec/14) - A tasty starter: low carb and grain free.
A pretty amazing food just got a whole lot prettier (7/Dec/14) - Wow! Our local organic egg farm has just started offering these beautiful multi-coloured hens eggs!
Why we pass on the semi-skimmed and low-fat dairy (26/Nov/14) - Recent study finds that full-fat dairy products are associated with reduced obesity.
Healing Rituals in West Sussex / Syphilis and War (8/Nov/14) - Healing rituals in West Sussex and Syphilis and War
Animal products that protect you from UV damage (2/Nov/14) - Evidence that compounds in a range of animal products can protect the skin from UV damage and cancer.
Human photosynthesis – beyond vitamin D (2/Nov/14) - New evidence demonstrates that sunshine on the skin synthesises nitric oxide, leading to significant cardiovascular benefits.
NY Times: “Can Celiac Disease Affect the Brain?” (17/Oct/14) - This is a great article looking at the links between gluten and brain disorders. Recommended!
Fothergill, Lettsom, Priestly / Scrofula, Gout and Dropsy (14/Oct/14) - Today we enjoyed the inaugural Dr Brian Owen-Smith Memorial Lecture, given by Dr Nicholas Cambridge MD FSA FLS FRSA.
Autumn Seminar 2014 (post 2) – Dr Malcolm Kendrick video pt1 Ten Key Contradictions (12/Oct/14) - Here, at last, is the video of Malcolm Kendrick’s first presentation: ten key contradictions that show why the cholesterol hypothesis is wrong. This talk was
Autumn Seminar 2014 (post 1) – In defence of cholesterol (12/Oct/14) - A great essay debunking cholesterol by an 18 year old student.
Gluten and Schizophrenia – does it all start in the womb? (12/Oct/14) - Research is now identifying how schizophrenia starts in the womb Maternal infections and dietary antigens such as gluten are implicated A key immune molecule C1q
Five Spice Squid with Roast Aubergine (8/Oct/14) - Squid tubes make a great substitute for pasta, - a real boon for a grain-free or low-carb meal
How the agricultural revolution was history’s biggest fraud (10/Sep/14) - Radio 4, Book of the week: “Sapiens:  a brief history of human kind” Listen again (only available for 6 more days!) An important chapter in
Can’t wait for these easy-peasy fermentation jars to be available! (4/Sep/14) - Kickstarter company offers a new and easy way to make your own lacto-fermented vegetables As many of you will know I recommend fermented vegetables for their
Avocado eggs! (24/Aug/14) - This dish is a revelation - eggs, cheese, avocados - what's not to like?
Dr Malcolm Kendrick – Autumn Seminar – Tickets now available (7/Aug/14) - . For our 2014 Autumn Seminar we are very pleased to present Dr Malcolm Kendrick, author, speaker and blogger, who will expose the myths and misunderstanding around cholesterol
Moist Lemon and Cardamom Sponge (22/Jul/14) - A succulent sponge, ideal for any special occasion and without a grain in sight!
Safari in deepest Sussex – now you can experience the Knepp re-wilding project for yourself! (19/Jul/14) - From glamping in a sepherd's hut to night safaris led by bat experts - Knepp estate now offers many ways to experience the UK's top re-wilding success story.
Vitamin A from animal sources – more good news (27/Jun/14) - Studies show vitamin A may prevent obesity, diabetes, and protect the heart - but Beta-carotene may counteract vitamin A health benefits.
Raw milk risks – putting them in perspective (15/Jun/14) - So straight up: there are risks of consuming raw milk. Lets not pretend otherwise. Raw milk may contain pathogens which can cause pretty unpleasant infections including Salmonella
Public Talks – 2014 update (10/Jun/14) - Venue: Bassil Shippam Centre, Tozer Way, Chichester,PO19 7LG Time: Friday, 7:30-10:00pm (doors open at 7:15) Cost: £6.00 inc tea/coffee Fri 11th July Glutens This not-to-be-missed seminar on one of
Milk & Alcohol – was the good Doctor on to something? (27/May/14) - Milk and alcohol - which featured in Dr Feelgood's 1978 hit of the same name - have opposing effects on gut health.
Why were ancient teeth healthier than ours? (3/May/14) - Unpicking the complexities of how human oral health changed with the advent of agriculture.
Coconut sponge cake (26/Apr/14) - Gluten free, even grain free, doesn't mean you can't bake a perfect sponge... try this one and see.
Brain-Damaged UK Victims of Swine Flu Vaccine to Get £60 Million Compensation (3/Mar/14) - Patients who suffered brain damage as a result of taking a swine flu vaccine are to receive multi-million-pound payouts from the UK government… The Pandemrix
Is Low-Carb really Normo-Carb? (25/Feb/14) - Looking at the effects of high and low-carb diets on glucose, insulin and free fatty acids suggests low carb diets are normal.
New Study Vindicates William Davis: Modern Wheat is more Toxic than Ancient Varieties (16/Feb/14) - Study shows modern wheat aggravates IBS more than ancient strains.
Low carb chips, made from swede Low-Carb Chips (6/Feb/14) - Low carb chips can be made from low carb root vegetables. Our favourites, and the lowest carb variety, are made from turnip or swede (rutabaga*).
Sugar on Trial on Trial (2/Feb/14) - When it comes to nutrition it seems once again that TV's mantra is "Never let facts get in the way of a good story"
Very Slow Cooked Re-wilded Pasture-Fed Longhorn Beef Shin (27/Jan/14) - Rediscover meat and two veg.
The Now Show – Sugar Lobby sketch (25/Jan/14) - Radio 4's The Now Show, poke fun at Big-Sugar's lobbying of Government food policy... Brilliant! Give it a listen!
Ketogenic Diet and Cancer (24/Jan/14) - I came across this neat little report on the ketogenic diet in cancer about a year ago, but it has just cropped up again so I thought
Anyone for Paleo Pud? (Berry nice thank you!) (21/Jan/14) - Of all the fruits we eat, berries are the closest to their wild counterparts. Here's a great way to serve them.
Afifah’s Radio 4 Rant Captures Public Imagination (19/Jan/14) - I didn’t phone in to Any Answers to talk about cancer, but at the mention of that word I was phased out and cut off. I was going to
Desertification – Agriculture’s Inevitable Destination? (6/Dec/13) - research from the University of Colorado shows how soil microbes have been decimated by agriculture.
Marrow Bones (27/Nov/13) - Cheap, delicious and nutritious. Bone marrow was a key Palaeolithic food.
An orthodox paediatrician on vaccines (25/Nov/13) - This orthodox paediatrician, from America, shows a refreshingly intelligent reflection about the vexed matter of childhood vaccinations. Above is the shortened version of this interview.
November 9th 2013 (23/Nov/13) - Lecture 1: World War 1 and the birth of Maxillo-Facial Surgery by Colonel Michael Williams; Lecture 2: Did the President of the Royal College of Physicians help Churchill win the war? by Dr Anthony Eisinger FRCP
WSHoMSoc lectures October 26th (9/Nov/13) - (2013) "The History of the Study of Human Movement" - Mike Whittle, and "Dracula: Myth and Medicine"- Fiona Subotsky
WSHoMSoc lectures Oct 12th (26/Oct/13) - Hooray, the West Sussex History of Medicine Society autumn lecture season has begun! I am looking forward to reporting on these gems combining as they
New study vindicates Weston A Price (20/Oct/13) - Scientists identify Price's 'Displacing Foods of Commerce' as ideal for inducing full-blown metabolic syndrome in rats.
Re-wilding Our Food (2/Sep/13) - The re-wilding project at Knepp Castle in West Sussex is a pioneering example of using farm animals to maximise biodiversity.
Calorie Counting vs Meal Timing (31/Aug/13) - Why a high protein breakfast might work better than calorie counting.
Mistletoe in Cancer (20/Aug/13) - This legendary herb of the druids has been shown to have anti-cancer properties in multiple studies.
Tickets now on sale! (12/Aug/13) - An unmissable evening of talks and presentations by leading authors and permaculture pioneers explaining how pasture can Save Farming * Solve Global Warming * Feed the World
Seventh Food & Health Group Meeting – Vitamin D (12/Aug/13) - By contrived coincidence our vitamin D talk was held on the Summer Solstice June 21st. In the first set of slides, above, we look at the role of
MRSA linked to anti-biotic use in farm animals (6/Jul/13) - People who work with livestock on modern industrial farms have a much higher incidence of harbouring methicillin resistant staph aureus (MRSA)
What’s Better Than Strawberries & Cream? (1/Jul/13) - ✓Low-carb ✓Gluten-free ✓Nut free ✓Ketogenic ✘Lactose-free Answer: Cream and Strawberries of course! It’s simply a matter of where you put the emphasis. Long gone are
'Born to Run' COver image, (c) Nature, Nov. 2004 (link to article) Endurance Running and Superior Throwing Provide Evidence of Man’s Evolutionary Diet (29/Jun/13) - Further evidence for ‘man the hunter’ origins Humans are the best long distance runners in the animal kingdom Recent analysis shows we have evolved superior
An Illustrated Guide to 66 Types of Cheese (12/Jun/13) - Someone called Liz Stinson appears to be responsible for this wonderful piece of work which I found on Wired. I love it (cheese fan that
Sixth Food & Health Group Meeting – Stress (6/Jun/13) - If you missed the sixth Food and Health talk, or simply wish to look over it again, you can browse the PowerPoint slides in a low-res web
My New Business Cards (6/Jun/13) - These are my new business cards, designed for me by Keir, and produced by moo.com. The actual cards are even better with rounded corners and
Saturated Fat Exonerated (30/May/13) - Latest scientific review admits 'we got it wrong'
Andrew Wakefield on The Welsh Measles Outbreak – in his own words. (28/Apr/13) - Discredited villain speaks out. Don't listen to him.
Fifth Food & Health Group Meeting – Sugar (17/Apr/13) - 30th March, 2:30pm – 40 attendees The reason for covering the subject of sugar on this occasion was partly due to the recent visit of Professor Robert Lustig to England,
Bang goes the BBC’s credibility: Sugar on trial? (4/Apr/13) - How low can infotainment sink. Science took a back seat in this BBC 'documentary'
GP Training – Breast Examination (20/Mar/13) - Every Thursday I attend GP education and training sessions at Chichester Medical Education Centre which is part of St Richard’s Hospital. I have done so
The book of the week on radio 4 (19/Mar/13) - Listen Again on the BBC radio player to The World Until Yesterday by Jared Diamond.
In the press – full fat milk less fattening than skimmed (18/Mar/13) - Skimmed milk 'doesn't stop toddlers getting fat': Children who drink whole milk actually gain fewer pounds - Daily Mail
Fourth Food & Health Group Meeting – Fats (17/Mar/13) - Our fourth meeting was perhaps the most important we have held so far. Dietary fats, especially saturated fats, have had such bad press for decades that the
Cholesterol – Sunny Side Up (21/Feb/13) - The good side of the bad stuff. Cholesterol ain't what we were all led to believe.
Mouth Microbes – Diet and Dentists (21/Feb/13) - Ed Yong reports on a series of experiments carried out in the last few years where scientists have studied the oral microbes preserved in plaque on the teeth of archaeological skulls.
Keto Pancakes (12/Feb/13) - One of our most popular recipes. Makes low-carb breakfasts a doddle.
3:1 Keto Lunches (10/Feb/13) - If you are eating low-carb then these lunch suggestions are easy-peasy and can be modified any way that fits your diet preferences. However, if you need
Eating well needn’t cost a fortune (22/Jan/13) - How a quality animal based diet can feed the family without breaking the bank.
Almond & Hazel Bread (20/Jan/13) - ✓Low-carb ✓Gluten-free ✓Lactose-free (Using ghee) ✘Contains nuts This delicious grain-free, low carb bread was first served to me at Christmas by my son’s partner. She
Grain-free diets (20/Jan/13) - Removal of grains and all refined foods is one of the hallmarks of the “Paleolithic” diet, a modern way of eating that attempts to approximate
Third Food and Health Group Meeting – Grains (20/Jan/13) - Our third meeting was on the topic of cereal grains, such as wheat, rye, oats, rice, corn and barley. Unfortunately, due to a mix up with the
Spiced Low Carb Fish Cakes (5/Jan/13) - This is a very quick and flexible recipe for a posh breakfast, lunch, dinner or tea.
Curried Eggs (5/Jan/13) - a posh low-carb lunch or tea when you have guests showing off how easy and appealing this way of eating can be.
WSHoMSoc lectures Dec 8th (4/Jan/13) - Samual Alexander Kinnier-Wilson by Dr Edward Reynolds MD FRCP FRCPsych; Artists's Eyes: Oscar Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh by Winston Leigh BA MB ChB MRCGP
Pork Shoulder with Garden Vegetables (23/Dec/12) - This dish, like so many we eat here, is simplicity itself, yet the height of good eating. It shows why the English are famous for the (wrongly) maligned ‘meat and two veg’.
Kombucha Brew Success! (22/Dec/12) - Our first attempt at making this fermented beverage went well.
Salt of the Earth (21/Dec/12) - Key article & video: Scant Evidence That Salt Raises BP, Review Finds During our second Food and Health Group meeting, Caroline was demonstrating how to
Second Food and Health Group Meeting – Fermented Foods (17/Dec/12) - Our second local food group meeting took place on 2nd December 2012, with 35 people attending.  The wrist bands worn by these tribal elders are
Beautiful Biltong! (17/Dec/12) - One of our foodie friends, Sally, just brought round her homemade biltong – that’s it above – and it was delicious! Her biltong is made from beef and her
Clarified Butter (Ghee) (11/Dec/12) - I make my own clarified butter – which is called ghee in Asia – for a number of reasons: Firstly, some members of my family are allergic
WSHoMSoc lectures Nov 24th (9/Dec/12) - There can be nobody who isn’t fascinated by the Ancient Egyptians. Clearly the first of todays lecturers was so riveted by the ancestral treasure trove
WSHoMSoc lectures Nov 10th (20/Nov/12) - I have been slow to post this on my blog, but at the last West Sussex History of Medicine Society meeting the presentations were of their usual
Man the Hunter (15/Nov/12) - About 2 million year's ago the human brain began an exponential growth in size, unparalleled in the animal kingdom. What propelled this remarkable development?
Food Standards Agency meeting about unpasteurised milk (12/Nov/12) - In this family we prefer to have our food as close to ‘natural’ as possible. This, of course, is a debatable point for many food
Mutton, Traditional English Pot-Roast (5/Nov/12) - ✓Low-carb ✓Gluten-free ✓Lactose-free (Using ghee – clarified butter) There is nothing more English than mutton. (Er, except the name – ‘Mutton’ is French. C’est la vie!) Mutton has
Listen to lard (4/Nov/12) - Today's Food Programme on Radio 4 was all about lard! Includes interviews with Stephanie Seneff and Gary Taubes.

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