Over the last 100 years the Inuit have transitioned from hunter-gatherer to a largely Western diet. We look at some of the historical and contemporary evidence to see what we can learn about nutrition.
Many people are concerned about mercury and other contaminants in seafood, but if you know which species are safest and which contain the most nutrients you can make better choices and maximise the health benefits.
In this landmark study researchers demonstrate that this major neurological disorder, affecting up to 1% of UK school children, may be largely a manifestation of Non Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity.
Brits are eating more eggs following a half century of unfounded fears. Here’s the lowdown on these nutritional super-foods.
New study finds that unmetabolised artificial folic acid in pregnancy is linked to allergy in offspring whilst levels of natural folate are not.
A study into the prevalence of oral species of Candida yeasts discovered that vegetarian diets encourage the growth of some pretty ugly critters with health consequences far beyond thrush.
Nutritional research is increasingly challenging Government Guidelines on what constitutes a healthy diet. We present 10 important evidence based principles that get to the heart of the problem.
This lowly seasonal vegetable punches well above its weight nutritionally. Everything you ever wanted to know, but were too afraid to ask…
A brief video from the world expert on gut barrier function is totally relevant to the way I work with my patients, across a wide range of chronic diseases.
Lower cardiovascular disease and mortality among countries that consumed more fats and animal protein. Another nail in the coffin for the diet-heart hypothesis?
The SCORE (Systematic COronary Risk Evaluation) model for predicting CVD deaths can over-estimate risk by 500%.
“Heart disease risk”, “raised cholesterol”, “Statins” – these six words are guaranteed to strike fear into almost anyone who has been unfortunate enough to be
Keir Watson presents his carefully argued hypothesis based on evolutionary considerations of hunter-gatherer feast-famine cycles, that explains why bitter foods stimulate cellular functions essential for health.
Cocktail bitters started out as Victorian patent medicines, yet their health credentials are being confirmed as researchers discover that bitter taste receptors affect cells throughout the body.
A second big study finds no all-cause mortality benefit of vegetarian diets, among the general population.
Gary Taubs provides some insight into the apparent intransigence of public health authorities when it comes to diet and heart disease.
A new study gets me considering the role of diet and uric acid in Parkinson’s disease. Yet again full fat dairy comes out on top.
American Heart Association: “Replace saturated fat with PUFA and MUFA”; Recent study: “No. This advice needs revising”
A helpful little graphic reference for the different fatty acid groups: MUFAs, PUFAs and Sat Fats.
Gluten disrupts microbiome; Relatives of coeliacs often gluten sensitive; NCGS persists after 8 years on gluten-free diet + more
Salt recommendations – way out of step with the science
Confusing sodium and salt measurements – it happens to the best of us.
MUST WATCH – Cardiologist Dr Salim Yusuf presents findings from the PURE study which challenge fat, carb, meat, salt and 5-a-day dogma
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.
A summary of key developments in our understanding of grain related disorders.
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.
Our ancestors developed complex methods for turning inedible seeds, leaves and fruit into nutritional powerhouses. Five of them made it into modern life.
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.
Listen again to these two excellent radio broadcasts from BBC Food Programme on the micobiome. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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.