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The Truth About High Blood Pressure

The truth about high blood pressure is that it’s the commonest state of ill health I see patients with at my practice. It’s also the number one risk fact for early death. (1) It’s a good idea to get your blood pressure checked if you haven’t had it done in the last few years, because […]

Are All Calories The Same?

Restrictive diets focusing of calorie counting and adding up points assume that calories are equal regardless of where they come from. But are all calories the same? The short answer to that is a definite no.     I’m no fan of animal experiments, but since this one has been done and rather proves a […]

The Epic Failure Of The Starvation Diet

A starvation diet is where people really restrict what they eat in terms of calories and diversity of food. Sometimes they even live off ultra-processed shakes for a period of time – astronauts in space probably eat better.     There has been great research with British identical twins regarding weight. These studies take out […]

Procrastination And Health

Thanks to everyone on my email list who responded to the survey. The results clearly shows the link between procrastination and health! Here’s a summary of the results. Your Health Is Not Your Priority 76% of you told me your health assumes either a medium or low priority, which ties in exactly with 76% of […]

Is Chocolate Good For You?

It comes in all sorts of varieties but is chocolate good for you? Could life really be that good? The main difference between the various sorts of chocolate if the amount of milk and the percentage of cocoa. Culture and marketing tends to determine that, and this is the thing that swings the health benefits. […]

Why Is Junk Food Bad For You?

Why is junk food bad for you? It makes you fat and sick! We all know that! Or do we really? We all know smoking is bad for us, and most people who smoke would actually like to stop they KNOW THIS. But do people want to stop eating junk food – I don’t think […]

Why Are Antibiotics In Food?

Last week I touched on how antibiotics cause weight gain. So why are antibiotics in food when we have an obesity epidemic? Most antibiotics sold aren’t for people. In the EU 70% of them are destined for agriculture, even though in 2006 their use was banned as a growth promoting agent (at least in the […]

Can Antibiotics Cause Weight Gain?

Antibiotics are used at shockingly high levels for often trivial infections that would get better on their own, often without fully appreciating all the down sides. Like weight gain. Really? Can antibiotics cause weight gain? Can Antibiotics Cause Weight Gain?     Back in the 60s and 70s scientists were researching how to make animals […]

Why Am I Addicted To Food?

If you know food addiction is a real thing, and you know you’re not in full control of your eating you might have found yourself wondering “why am I addicted to food?” The thing is, you’re not addicted to real food. The problem lies with ‘food’ that isn’t really food at all. ‘Food’ such as […]

NHS Weight Loss – Coming Soon??

A credible and effective NHS weight loss plan doesn’t exist, which is gob-smacking given three facts: The biggest cause of cancer after smoking is obesity The fastest growing disease is type 2 diabetes – caused by obesity. Obesity related diseases are crippling the NHS What’s the government doing about it? Pretty much ***k all. What’s […]