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Sex Dust and other Highly Promoted Diets

Sex Dust and other Highly Promoted DietsJack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square  Unscientific dietary advice is just more wrong information. Veganism (for health rather than animal kindness), paleo, keto, ‘activated’ nuts (hmmm, I don’t want to offend anyone), juice ‘cleansing’ (sugar overdosing), fasting are all as valid as sex dust.Inspired by an article by Monica Read More …

The Useless Concept of Calories

The Useless Concept of CaloriesI follow Dr Jason Fung and his articles on Medium and his piece on calories is well worth reading. Really good information …. until the oversimplification of the problem of obesity in the last few paragraphs. Insulin is a part of the problem but probably equal to that of leptin, another hormone which regulates satiety. Both Read More …

Anti-ageing and LIFE extension

Anti-ageing and LIFE extensionThis article on anti-ageing and life extension was prompted by what I consider to be a ridiculous concept of embracing a prescription pharmaceutical drug with its unwanted, undesirable effects which come with a few more benign ‘benefits’. The author was convinced that an anti-diabetic drug, Metformin, might deliver positive outcomes with respect Read More …

Not all sugars are bad

Not all sugars are badWe do need to delve into a little biochemistry to learn that not all sugars are bad sugars. Our metabolic processes and especially our brain need glucose to function. Sometimes we even need to convert fat and proteins into glucose through a process called gluconeogenesis. We also store glucose as glycogen in Read More …

Wild Foods and Gout

Wild Foods and Gout Wild foods and gout is a topic about which I am often asked. This probably reflects the growing incidence of gout which was once only a condition suffered by fat, old men who ate rich foods including red meats, shellfish, bread and drank copious quantities of red wine and beer. Just as with Read More …

The Best Diet

The Best DietDietary Choices and Choices of DietsWe all know that the next diet is probably in preparation as you read this blog and will add to the plethora of diets of the past. These include celebrity diets (who’d listen to an actor for long term nutritional advice); or a particular doctor’s diet (again, MDs Read More …

An update on Herbal-Active® – a natural preservative

An update on Herbal-Active® – a natural preservativeThis email is an update on Herbal-Active®, a new natural preservative beginning to replace benzoates and sorbates in a wide range of foodstuffs and cosmetics. Natural preservatives pose a host of challenges in developing their application potential. As with chemical preservatives, the presence or absence of organic matter, liquid Read More …

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