The French Paradox

“They [the French] are annoyingly thin. If you go to France and see an obese person, it’s probably an American on vacation” Dr David Diamond- Demonisation and Deception in Cholesterol Research The French Paradox, a term coined in the 1980’s began the quest to answer the enigma that French people, despite consuming more wine per capita …

Our Daily Bread

I remember, as a child, being forced to recite the ‘Lord’s Prayer’ at school assembly every morning. Thankfully, I no longer have to mindlessly perform that ritual but I do however remember a small section – “Give us this day, our daily bread”. For over fifty years that daily bread was a part of my …

A Biography of Ancel Keys (1904 – 2004) The Man Behind Our Dietary Debacle

Ancel Keys was born in Colorado Springs USA in 1904. During his youth, he left high school to pursue odd jobs, such as shoveling bat guano in Arizona. He eventually finished his secondary education and was admitted to the University of California at Berkeley in 1922. For a brief time, he took up a job …

Public Health England’s advice is a recipe for diabesity – Zoë Harcombe Ph.D

Last month (February 2019) Ivor Cummins posted a video recording of Zoë Harcombe’s  address to the UK Parliament in the House of Commons on the bad science behind the Food Guidelines. She explains how the Dietary Guidelines set in the USA in 1977... ...and in the UK in 1983 have resulted in the demonization of dietary …

Statin Wars – Have We Been Misled by the Evidence?

When drug companies begin producing grape flavoured statins for children and some experts suggesting that burger outlets should offer statins as “condiments” to counter the negative effects of a fast food meal. Some even debating whether statins should be added to the water supply, shouldn’t we be asking why? Dr Maryanne Demasi says “Follow the …