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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 […]
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 […]
November 2, 2016
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Preserving Brain Health: 9 Key Evidence-Based Foods to Prevent Cognitive Decline

There is a 99.6% failure rate of pharmaceutical drugs for the treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease [AD] (Cummings, Morstorf & Zhong, 2014). Read that again. […]
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 […]
July 20, 2016
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The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Diet: Part 6 – Strategies for Success

Part 1: Solid Ground Part 2: Bricks & Mortar Part 3: Dietary Fat Part 4: Carb Controversy  Part 5: How to Eat This is the last post in […]
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 22, 2016
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The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Diet: Part 2 – Bricks & Mortar

In Part 1 of this series, we defined a health-promoting diet by nutrient density. Today, we’re going to look at foundation nutrients – what are the baseline nutrition decisions to make […]
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 […]
November 10, 2015
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A Better Way to Eat

I think there is a better way to eat. There has to be, because the way we’re currently eating isn’t working (obviously). One of the problems […]
September 30, 2015
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Food Quality: The Hierarchy of Needs

There is a unfortunate irony in the modern food environment; the overabundance of food available in Western societies, relative to the cheap cost of eating. The […]
September 22, 2015
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10 Simple Weight Loss Troubleshoots

Weight loss and maintenance is often overcomplicated. The reality is that the finer details are only relevant to about 1% of people: anyone trying to get […]
September 15, 2015
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3 Reasons Why Food Labels Are Ruining Your Health

Let’s make one thing clear: the food industry is not on your side. Marion Nestle, Professor of Nutrition at New York University, even went so far […]
May 5, 2015
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An End to the Calorie Debate: Part 2

In Part 1, we looked at the the importance of energy balance, and situations which can affect the fate of calories. In this part, we’re going […]
November 11, 2014
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Stop Eating Stale Popcorn: How Distracted Eating is Affecting Your Diet

Imagine you go to the cinema. You do what you habitually do at the cinema; buy some popcorn. You go into the movie, and crunch and […]