Reposted from Patrick Holford’s blog: Some people say a calorie is a calorie, but more evidence is accumulating that conventional low fat, high carb diets cause less weight loss than high fat, low carb diet, as this interesting experiment illustrates. Personal trainer Sam decided to test the effects of eating 5,000 calories either from a… Read More


Here is an article which talks about how eating the Mediterranean diet along with a low glycemic load approach reduces diabetes risk. Although this article is a helpful pointer for people, it falls rather short by not really explaining in any detail what it is about the Mediterranean diet that reduces diabetes risk. It also… Read More


Following on from my previous post, Nutrition for Depression, Anxiety, Bi-polar & Schizophrenia, I would like to get into a bit more detail about a specific area of treatment. I’m talking about very high doses of Niacin, also known as Vitamin B3. This is a fascinating topic, because many people are scared of taking high doses… Read More


Here are three videos all about the link between poor nutrition and various mental health disorders. In the first one, a Scottish former depression sufferer takes a look through the nutrient deficiencies that can cause mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. He also takes a look at anti-nutrients – these are common substances… Read More


“Banana meditation technique?” I hear you cry. Allow me to explain… You have probably heard about mantra meditation, and you may have even heard of Transcendental Meditation (TM). But I think TM is a con, because people pay huge amounts of money to be given a “special mantra”. The truth is, you don’t need to… Read More


From Patrick Holford’s blog: “For years I’ve been saying that dairy products are not an essential food, nor part of our evolutionary design. Now, top US nutrition experts are challenging the ‘official’ guidelines about dairy products in diet recommendations and highlighting cancer risks. Dairy products are listed in both UK and US recommendations as one… Read More


From the Institute for Optimum Nutrition: People who spend time tending their gardens know how it makes them feel happier and helps to keep them fit. Now, a new study from the University of Utah has shown that gardening could help you to stay trim, too. [*] Green-fingered women were a dress size smaller on average, while men who… Read More


For several years, my dad has had low grade prostate cancer. After his diagnosis, he agreed to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juices that I made for him. His condition remained stable for several years, although he did find it difficult to urinate.  Then last year, a routine blood test indicated things were getting worse,… Read More


Following on from my previous article “What is the Best Multivitamin and Mineral Supplement?“ I wanted to take a closer look at Vitamin C. To make this easy, I’m going to break this down into some key questions. What is Vitamin C? Vitamin C is ascorbic acid, and is found in many fruits and vegetables. It… Read More


How much time do you spend on the computer? The internet can be such an addictive thing, because it’s the entire world in digital form. It contains EVERYTHING. I use the computer a lot. One thing I have found though, is if I force myself to have a whole day away from the computer, I… Read More