diet dogma

June 21, 2017
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Why The Case For Public Health Recommending A Low-Carb Diet Is Flawed

In 2016, the Public Health Collaboration [PHC] in the U.K. published the National Obesity Forum Report entitled, ‘Eat Fat, Cut the Carbs, and Avoid Snacking to […]
June 14, 2017
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Is A High Protein Diet Ruining Your Gut Health?

You are 76% human. The rest is bacteria. Sounds like a strange concept to many, but this area of research into the “microbiome” (which is the functions […]
May 14, 2017
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Separate Diet From Your Self

There is a Paul Graham post I recently went back to. You can read the full piece here. Something had struck a cord with me after […]
February 16, 2017
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The Ketogenic Diet & Brain Cancer: An Evidence-Based Review

It is hard to mention the ketogenic diet and expect objectivity, or even rationality. There is something deeply emotive about the role of fat in the […]
January 25, 2017
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20 Simple, Evidence-Based Nutrition Tips for 2017

I have beef with January. Not the month per se, but the “New Year, New Me” bullshit that gets thrown around, the boosted gym memberships, the failed […]
December 6, 2016
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Paradigms Lost: Clean Eating & If It Fits Your Macros

The pendulum swings in the nutrition world are extreme. We’re living in particularly tiresome dichotomy right now, between the nebulous concept of “clean eating”, and the […]
November 14, 2016
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The Truth About Sugar Addiction

Sugar “addiction.” Its an attractive concept to the ‘Cult of Wellness‘ and their social media accounts, aided and abetted by supermodels claiming sugar is “toxic.” The […]
October 12, 2016
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Taxing Sugar: Reductionist, Ineffectual and Lacking “Big Picture” Thinking

In 2015, a series of government documents were published in the UK in relation to obesity, in particular childhood obesity (Children’s Food Trust, 2015; House of Commons […]
October 8, 2016
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The Ketogenic Diet and Strength Training: Why it Doesn’t Stack Up

The ketogenic diet has become a hot topic. The discussion around it is a perfect example of the lack of any measured conversation in the nutrition-sphere, […]
August 24, 2016
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Why Your “Fat Burning” Supplement Doesn’t Work

I doubt there is a greater industry buzzword than ‘fat burner.’ Supplement companies use the term liberally, encompassing any product they claim to increase the rate […]
July 13, 2016
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The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Diet: Part 5 – How to Eat

Solid Ground: What does a diet for optimal health actually contain? Bricks & Mortar: The foundation nutrients of a diet optimal for health, weight loss and maintenance. […]
July 6, 2016
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The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Diet: Part 4 – Carb Controversy

Part 1: Solid Ground Part 2: Bricks & Mortar Part 3: Dietary Fat The pendulum swings in nutrition tend to be extreme. Last week, we looked […]
June 29, 2016
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The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Diet: Part 3 – Dietary Fat

Part 1: Solid Ground Part 2: Bricks & Mortar Dietary fat has been the most vilified, and vaunted, of macronutrients – billed as either the sole […]
June 15, 2016
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The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Diet: Part 1 – Solid Ground

One of the initial reasons why I started my first blog was frustration with how a simple subject was becoming clouded. Sure, nutrition science is deeply nuanced […]
June 1, 2016
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The Fat Loss Formula: 10 Questions & Answers to Start Losing Fat Today

Let me see if this sounds familiar to you… In April, you picked up a magazine that had some article about the ‘secrets’ behind losing fat […]