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Category Archives for "Diet and Health"

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, males who ate rich foods including red meats, shellfish, bread and drank copious quantities of red wine and beer. Just [...]

The Best Diet

The Best Diet Dietary Choices and Choices of Diets We 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 [...]

A Comment on Changing What We Taste in Food

A Comment on Changing What We Taste in Food This post of mine is a reply to a story about changing the tastes we perceive as we eat and the work being done to see if changing what we taste can lead to healthier food choices. I posted this in the journal's comment section but I tend [...]

How to Start the Year Without a Santa Belly

How to Start a New Year Without a Santa Belly Weight loss is a multi-million dollar business. It is a growing industry (if you'll excuse the pun). As our food quality falls and we breed more produce that's sweeter (from sucrose) or starchier, juicier, lower in fibre, more nutritionally dilute we get more obese and [...]

Does Fructose Make Me Look Fat In This?

Does Fructose Make Me Look Fat In This? Interesting to see the mainstream press slowly cottoning on to the fact that fructose is a bad sugar in the same way as trans-fats and low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol are bad fats. From my own research into sucrose and the deleterious effects of the fructose within [...]

Wild Foods – my newest book is out!

Wild Foods - my newest book is out! Woo-whoo! My new book is out and available in our on-line store. The sub-title to Wild Foods - Looking back 60,000 years for clues to our future survival tells you a little of the range of topics covered by my writings and that of contributors Ian Chivers [...]

Breeding the Nutrition out of our Food

Breeding the Nutrition out of our Food Here is more grist for the mill on claims as to the falling nutritional value of our foods. Our food supply is being bred for the convenience of the distribution chains, that is, fruits that don’t bruise and can be picked green to ripen in transit or after [...]