The Great Plant-Based Con – Why Eating a Plants-Only Diet Won’t Improve Your Health or Save the Planet

Plant-based is best for health, go vegan to help save the planet, eat less meat... Almost every day we are bombarded with the seemingly incontrovertible message that we must reduce our consumption of meat and dairy - or eliminate them from our diets altogether. But what if the pervasive message that the plant-based diet will …

Alcohol – It’s in Our Blood – The Drunken Monkey Hypothesis

It is often suggested that human consumption of alcohol began approximately 12,000 years ago however, this view may be wildly inaccurate. In his book ‘The Drunken Monkey’ published in 2014, Dr Robert Dudley’s proposal that human ethanol metabolism may derive from the dependence of our primate ancestors on ripe and fermenting fruit as a dominant …

UK Government Launches Bid to Add Vitamin D to Everyday Food and Drinks

Sajid Javid has ordered a review as Vitamin D levels in millions of adults and children are deemed to be too low. Current advice is for the UK is to consider taking a 10 microgram (1000 iu) supplement daily between October and March. Mr Javid said: 'Vitamin D is essential for bone and muscle health’. …

Food For Thought

Researchers have found that people with Alzheimer’s disease have more undesirable bacteria in their gut microbiome (the collection of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microbes that live in the gut), with less abundant amounts of beneficial bacteria like Bifidobacteria.The authors of “Gut microbiome alterations in Alzheimer’s disease,” add Alzheimer’s disease to the growing list of …

Kids on Keto Diet Trend Sparks Controversy on TikTok

https://nypost.com/2021/07/16/kids-on-keto-diet-trend-sparks-controversy-on-tiktok/ When I read an online article from the New York Times recently, covering the online abuse received by a mother for including her two children in her and her husbands’ low carb lifestyle, the trial of professor Tim Noakes instantly came to mind. For those unaware of Tim Noakes the world-renowned South African scientist …