Our Back Catalogue (1-100)

Animal fats under attack (11/Mar/19) - • Carbs, not fat, linked to CVD • Sadiq Kahn bans butter, eggs and bacon from transport adverts • Zero fat marketing • Victorian diseases return • Keir interviewed by French 'zine
What counts as a healthy body weight? Major study rewrites the rules (22/Feb/19) - A huge UK study involving 3 million people over 18 years finds the healthiest BMI is at odds with NHS advice about "healthy weight".
Why your 5-a-day Might Not Keep the Doctor Away (10/Feb/19) - Have we been duped? A deep look into the science of plant-based diets reveals a distinct lack of supporting evidence and considerable potential for harm.
2019 The Year Vegan Pseudo-Science goes Mainstream? (3/Feb/19) - • Veganuary Blues • Meatless Burgers • Eat-Lancet Report •Vegan diets need supplements
10 Tips for Plant-Free and Carnivore Diets (20/Jan/19) - Lots of tasty ideas for making the most of meat, fish, dairy and eggs. Perfect for #worldcarnivoremonth, and anyone on a plant-free, low-carb or keto diet.
Gluten-Free Steak and Kidney Pudding (18/Jan/19) - A traditional English dish: rich meaty filling, wrapped in a steamed (gluten-free) suet pastry. Wonderful!
Netflix, ‘The Paleo Way’ – review (13/Jan/19) - A patient emailed me with an update on her progress (which is very good, you will be pleased to know) and mentioned a TV series
What’s Behind the Rise in Gluten Toxicity? Hypothesis 2 – Food Glues (12/Jan/19) - The second in a short series considers emerging ideas that attempt to explain the rising tide of gluten-related disorders. We start by considering the role
New-Year News and Reflections (2/Jan/19) - This month’s News Round-Up takes a moment to reflect on the big nutrition stories of 2018 as well as looking ahead to 2019.
Our top reads of 2018 (1/Jan/19) - Here’s your chance to catch up on our most popular content of 2018: Our 5 most-read POSTS and our 5 most popular RECIPES.
Roast Leg of English Mutton (30/Dec/18) - Mutton is often thought of as being a tough, second-rate meat, but nothing should be further from the truth. When cooked long and slow it is a rich, melt-in-the-mouth meat with a superb flavour. The secret is to prepare it well and give it time to slowly reveal its wonders.
My sentiments exactly (29/Dec/18) - “Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts” Richard Feynman
What’s Behind the Rise in Gluten Toxicity? Background hypotheses and the role of antibiotics (28/Dec/18) - This short series considers the latest ideas from coeliac researchers as they try to explain the rising tide of gluten-related disorders. We start by reviewing the current
Cold Buffet: Ideal for Complex Dietary Needs (21/Dec/18) - Here are some ideas for managing a celebration when you have guests with different dietary needs. It’s a great option for any event, summer or
November 2018 News Round-Up (1/Dec/18) - We are in Le Point! Women who go carnivore. Early humans & Neanderthals. Turkeys & vanilla; pastrami Jerky; Heinz goes Primal; UK getting fatter; Flu jab failure; 6 fries is all you need...
Mob Grazing Regenerates Soil and Captures Carbon [VIDEO] (30/Nov/18) - A great video documentary (8 minutes) detailing how one livestock farmer in the US has increased productivity using mob-grazing.
WSHOMS Nov 10th 2018 (24/Nov/18) - 1. Death and Disease at Norman Cross Prison - the health of prisoners-of-war 1797 – 1814 2. The Lady Of The Black Horse – Mabel Stobart 1862 - 1954
20 Diet Memes to Rate and Share (17/Nov/18) - Twenty funnies for your amusement and entertainment. Rate the ones that tickle you. Share with your friends.
WSHOMS OCT 27TH 2018 (9/Nov/18) - PART 1: The history and future of Hospital Ships; PART 2: Haslar Royal Naval Hospital, Gosport
October 2018 News Round-Up (4/Nov/18) - Helping you stick to your restricted diet whilst you heal: all the latest news, recipes, research and personal stories: Paleo, Gluten-free and Ketogenic diets
WSHOMS Oct 13th 2018 (27/Oct/18) - Part 1: Sake Dean Mahomet, Shampooing Surgeon to George IV Part 2: Fredrick Henry Horatio Akhbar Mohomed, the first to describe essential hypertension Part 3: Chichester’s John Wickham (1927 - 2017) - The Godfather of Robotic Surgery
What we can learn from the 20th century history of the Inuit (6/Oct/18) - 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.
September 2018 News Round-Up (29/Sep/18) - With summer's end it's time to hunt, gather & love. Tons of autumn goodies this month: Culture Wars -Killing for profit; Chocolate week - coming soon; Full-Fat News; Carnivore update; Top links
Veganism, extremism and domestic terrorism (23/Sep/18) - Behind veganism is an ideological movement linked to extremism, violence and terrorism. We take a look behind the "Meat is Murder" narrative.
August 2018 News Round-Up (1/Sep/18) - Cheese and Meat get the thumbs up in new studies; Batman shows coconut oil is not poison; High-fat diets benefit cancer treatment; Plus this month's funnies :P
Keto-cheesecake tips and tricks (30/Aug/18) - Low-carb and ketogenic cheesecakes are easy and fun to make. With a few helpful pointers you can start to make up your own recipes and create something wonderful.
How to make your own beef jerky (25/Aug/18) - The original camp-fire and hiking food. Beef Jerky is a dried meat snack with a tangy taste and chewy texture.
A guide to choosing seafoods: nutrients vs contaminants (16/Aug/18) - 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.
Baked Egg Custard for Carnivores (15/Aug/18) - All of the ingredients in this dish are of animal origin; No vanilla, sugar, nutmeg. Which might make you wonder what the topping is...
Why no one should eat grains. Part 4: whole grains – the whole truth (14/Aug/18) - Grains dominate the world food supply, but have many negative health consequences independent of gluten related disorders. We consider their downsides and show that whole grains including oats do not live up to the 'heart-healthy' hype.
Jordan B Peterson just shared one of our articles! (12/Aug/18) - Well this helps get the message out!
Site update (10/Aug/18) - We have a new web address - blog.rosemarycottageclinic.co.uk - although the old one still works.
Jordan Peterson – The Carnivore Diet Changed My Life! – Video (7/Aug/18) - Dr Peterson explains how a meat diet has helped his family overcome autoimmune disease, depression and more.
Gluten-Free Green Pea Pasta – Review ★★★★☆ (6/Aug/18) - A single ingredient free-from pasta that exceeded our expectations. A useful addition to a grain-free diet and pretty low-carb to boot.
Grain-free bacon and maple syrup pancakes (5/Aug/18) - Breakfast in America? Here's my grain-free low-carb version of the famous salty-sweet pancake combo. Its basically eggs and bacon with a twist. Delicious.
JULY 2018 MEGA News Round-Up (2/Aug/18) - Our bumper-fun summer edition is packed with nutrition and health news, from the diet of Otzi the Iceman to titanium dioxide being implicated in type 2 diabetes. What are you waiting for? Start your summer reading now!
Two seafood products – review ★★★☆☆ (30/Jul/18) - We take a look at a couple of interesting products currently on the shelves: Salmon Jerky and Seaweed Thins. Suitable for gluten-free diets these snacks look promising, but will they cut the mustard in our demanding taste tests?
Duck, Lamb and Pork Terrine (24/Jul/18) - A lush terrine made with lamb's liver, buck breast and pork mince, then wrapped in bacon = marbled slices of mouth-watering loveliness.
June 2018 News Round-Up (2/Jul/18) - Hot baths more effective than exercise for glucose control and circulation. Musical preferences of baby in the womb. Plus Paleo, Low-Carb, Gluten-Free and herbal news.
Rustic Cold Smoked Salami – review ★★★★☆ (19/Jun/18) - I thought I knew what salami was. I thought I'd eaten real salami. Oh how wrong I was!
Do you still trust your doctor? Read on… (7/Jun/18) - People assume their physicians keep abreast of the latest research. But how many papers do they read each month? How many journals do they subscribe to? The truth is shocking...
Gluten-Free Diet effective in Tourettes (2/Jun/18) - 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.
May 2018 News Round-Up (1/Jun/18) - We have is a ton of interesting stuff this month - Paleo and Low Carb research - Eggs are heart healthy - High protein diet controversy - Ostrich eggs for breakfast? - Herbal news - Bison are back
Knepp book launch party plus campsite photo review (26/May/18) - On Thursday evening, at the end of an afternoon of rain, we wove our way across West Sussex to the Knepp Estate, at the invitation
Curing patients is bad for business – Big Pharma admits (5/May/18) - Goldman Sachs reveals that curing patients is a bad business model. The appalling depths of profit-driven medicine threaten all of us.
April 2018 News Round-Up (30/Apr/18) - Veggie 'sausage' ban; British peasant diet was healthy; Hard cheese Brexit; More good news for chocolate and coffee lovers; Warnings over green potatoes and dirty ducks...
Aseem Malhotra and friends at the EU, making some heads explode! (15/Apr/18) - NHS cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra, gives a strongly worded, presentation at the EU about the combination of the food industry and the pharmaceutical industry causing illness and death, for profit. It's well worth hearing and will definitely surprise you!
The Case for Sustainable Meat (13/Apr/18) - Meat, we are told, is bad for the planet. But is it that simple? Keir argues that the anti-meat rhetoric risks destroying the very environment is claims to be protecting.
Is the NHS a zombie no one is brave enough to kill? (8/Apr/18) - The NHS stumbles on - chaotic and on the edge of financial ruin, carnage in its wake... What is this B movie monster we have created?... It's clearly in need of a silver bullet...
March 2018 News Round Up (31/Mar/18) - EASTER SPECIAL: Play our Easter egg hunt whilst browsing all the latest nutrition news on Paleo, coffee, microbiome, sleep, seafoods, nuts and vitamin D.
UK Vegetarians Don’t Live Longer – VIDEO (27/Mar/18) - A video of one of our most popular posts, in which Oxford University researchers find that UK vegetarians and vegans have the same all-cause mortality as meat eaters.
Eggs – Not just for Easter (24/Mar/18) - Brits are eating more eggs following a half century of unfounded fears. Here's the lowdown on these nutritional super-foods.
They want to destroy Tim Noakes – don’t let ’em (11/Mar/18) - Tim Noakes is facing a second professional misconduct hearing for holding the wrong views about diet. Petition plus explanatory post from Dr Malcolm Kendrick.
Folic acid in pregnancy increases allergies (10/Mar/18) - New study finds that unmetabolised artificial folic acid in pregnancy is linked to allergy in offspring whilst levels of natural folate are not.
Event: Gary Taubes in London 17 & 18 March 2018 (9/Mar/18) - I'm going to this major UK conference headed by 'Good Calories Bad Calories' author Gary Taubes, PLUS Malcolm Kendrick, Zoë Harcombe, Andreas Eenfeldt...
February 2018 News Round-Up (1/Mar/18) - All the latest on: Paleo, Keto, Fish, Eggs and (of course) why there's no such thing as naturally orange cheese.
Listen again – Tim Noakes LCHF running on BBC Food Programme (26/Feb/18) - In case you missed it, Tim Noakes, the controversial South African professor who promotes a low carb high fat diet for running, was the subject
We’ve redecorated! (26/Feb/18) - So, we took out our hexadecimal paint pots, rolled up our sleeves and after a day of messing about under the bonnet of the internet
Fake News #2 – Best diets for 2018 awards (24/Feb/18) - The recent Best Diet Awards from the U.S. News & World Report, placed low carb diets bottom, claiming they had "No evidence" to support them... Oh really?
How vegetarians bad-mouth themselves! (16/Feb/18) - 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.
Jordan Peterson on Diet and Health 2 (13/Feb/18) - Peterson goes into more detail about the low carb paleo diet that has helped him and his daughter get on top of their autoimmune diseases.
NHS Care Report 2015/16 infographic (12/Feb/18) - This infographic shows just how 'wonderful' our NHS is. Not.
Crippling negligence claims show NHS not ‘the envy of the world’ (12/Feb/18) - With spiralling negligence costs threatening to bankrupt the NHS, isn't it time we started challenging the very basis of the NHS? We include a thoughtful essay by blogger Jack Tagholm-Child.
Should folic acid be added to UK flour? The arguments for and against (10/Feb/18) - Recent media stories call for fortification of UK flour with folic acid to prevent birth defects, but is mandated mass medication of the whole population a price worth paying?
Fake News #1 – Low carb diets linked to risk of birth defects (5/Feb/18) - We take the papers to task for this highly misleading story which does not even apply to women in the UK.
January 2018 News Round-Up (3/Feb/18) - Paleo for weight loss, eggs for mums to be. Breakthrough research seems to show the heart loves vitamin D. Broccoli-yogurt for cancer, it really is a thing. Sardine-bread sounds tasty but I can't make the last line rhyme. :(
Dietary guidelines are a disaster: here’s ten principles to fix them (20/Jan/18) - 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.
Health Hack #7: Maximise your phytonutrients (10/Jan/18) - This class of phytonutrients may be responsible for most of the health benefits observed among the Mediterranean, Okinawan, Paleo and Hunter Gatherer diets. Here's a quick guide to help maximise your intake.
Opal apples (review) – a GMO beating UK grown variety ★★★★★ (2/Jan/18) - A mini review of a fascinating UK grown winter apple variety which is delicious, versatile and naturally resistant to browning - with an interesting back story too!
December 2017 News Round-Up (30/Dec/17) - Here are 10 New Year's Resolutions to help keep your diet on track in 2018. Plus a month of interesting articles from the mainstream and alternative media...
Gluten-free Yorkshire puddings (21/Dec/17) - Can you believe your eyes? Gorgeous golden Yorkies without a grain in sight! These little babies were made with eggs and arrowroot. Here's how...
Mulled wine – packing a healthy punch (19/Dec/17) - This traditional winter warmer contains many polyphenol-rich ingredients with health promoting credentials. We look into the research around this festive herbal brew.
Health Hack #6: Paleo Christmas Hacks (9/Dec/17) - Don't let Christmas compromise your dietary standards (too much) with these paleo tips for traditional festive fare.
Brussels sprouts – Not just for Christmas (9/Dec/17) - This lowly seasonal vegetable punches well above its weight nutritionally. Everything you ever wanted to know, but were too afraid to ask...
Fasano – short video on Zonulin, gut permeability and chronic disease (9/Dec/17) - 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.
An insider’s view of naff NHS treatment. (5/Dec/17) - A nurse's letter in the BMJ reveals the incompetence of our 'wonderful' NHS as they fail to address her own health issues again... and again.
November 2017 News Round-Up (2/Dec/17) - Juicy Diet News (Garlic, Mushrooms, Cheese, Broccoli, Oily fish...) & Chewy Medical News (Aluminium and autism, Screen-time and mental health, Baldness and heart disease, Big Sugar cancer cover up...)
Armistice Day lectures WSHOMS Nov 2017 (26/Nov/17) - I was unable to attend the first two events in this the 2017 season of West Sussex History of Medicine Society, so forgive me for
Carbohydrates, not animal fats, linked to heart disease across 42 European countries (19/Nov/17) - Lower cardiovascular disease and mortality among countries that consumed more fats and animal protein. Another nail in the coffin for the diet-heart hypothesis?
Leg o’ lamb with home grown veg (12/Nov/17) - I just brought in some lovely fresh veg from our garden this afternoon – the broccoli and celeriac were really top notch! Plus we have
“Always get a copy of your blood test results” (11/Nov/17) - Even if they tell you "everything was normal" insist on having a copy. Here's why your health may depend on it...
Health Hack #5: Kicking the potato habit (8/Nov/17) - Trying to cut down your carbs, but can't live without chips and mash? Here are three hacks that make life after potatoes worth living again.
October 2017 News Round-Up (1/Nov/17) - With the clocks going back the media focused on the health effects of disrupted sleep. Plus the month's best nutrition news: bone broth; low carb; vegan; gluten-free; vitamin; organic...
Cholesterol and CVD – How reliable are the risk calculators? (22/Oct/17) - The SCORE (Systematic COronary Risk Evaluation) model for predicting CVD deaths can over-estimate risk by 500%.
Cholesterol and CVD – putting the risks into perspective (14/Oct/17) - “Heart disease risk”, “raised cholesterol”, “Statins” – these six words are guaranteed to strike fear into almost anyone who has been unfortunate enough to be
Health Hack #4: Seafood and eat it (11/Oct/17) - Many people neglect seafood, yet research shows health benefits from eating it at least twice per week. Here are some facts to help you choose wisely.
My obituary for a saint (9/Oct/17) - Obituary for an extraordinary colleague and friend: Priscilla Noble Mathews
Depressed Vegetarians for Corbyn is a thing? (2/Oct/17) - “Vegetarian diets make you depressed” the article said. Tell me about it! Just being around vegetarians makes me depressed, I thought. The article in question was
September 2017 News Round-Up (30/Sep/17) - A neat balancing act of wit and wisdom from this month's news outlets: alcohol and diet; good fats bad fats; low carb and zero carb; and Mayo Clinic scientists can't see what's in front of their face (s).
Where to buy pasture fed Beef and Lamb in the UK (28/Sep/17) - A quick link to useful map of grass-fed meat suppliers in the UK.
Pasture for Life Farmer explains why he does not feed his cows grains (16/Sep/17) - Here is an excerpt from a BBC World Service programme The Food Chain, in which farmer Tom Morrison explains his approach to grass fed beef production.
Health Hack #3: Muesli that’s worth eating (13/Sep/17) - When it comes to giving up grains or going low-carb some habits die hard. Here's how you can have your muesli and eat it.
A critique/rant of Elsie Widdowson on Radio 4 ‘Great Lives’ (7/Sep/17) - I rarely listen to the BBC any more, as they have revealed such poor judgement, bias and willingness to engage in indoctrination, mostly by sleight of hand, that I want nothing to do with them. However...
Goat’s cream is back! (2/Sep/17) - Goat's cream is back in the supermarkets. If you can't eat cows products, this is a great product.
August 2017 News Round-Up (2/Sep/17) - Low fat diet 'could kill you'; NHS no longer uses post-it notes to arrange life-saving heart transplants - Yes, it's silly season, but we find some gems among the dross.
Thinking of going vegan or avoiding red meat? Read this first… (19/Aug/17) - Influential celebrity promotion is fuelling a rise in vegan diets, but can this ideologically driven movement really be healthy? Above: Keeping up with the Kardashians
Health Hack #2: Starters to improve digestion (9/Aug/17) - Starting a meal with bitter and sour foods will stimulate digestive juices, improve appetite and reduce over-eating. Here are some delicious ideas to try.
Home-grown ratatouille (5/Aug/17) - Whether you grow your own ingredients or not (we did), this is a must-try summer dish: a vibrant, garlicky stew of mediterranean vegetables dripping with extra virgin olive oil.
JULY 2017 MEGA News Round-Up (1/Aug/17) - Let food be thy medicine; Grow your own microbiome; Cod: back on the menu, then off again; Bog butter - it's a thing; Bring back the bear, wolf and lynx. or not; Plus a bit o' bitter news.
How can bitter foods be good for us when they taste so bad? – Resolving the paradox (28/Jul/17) - 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.