Agriculture – Was This a Big Mistake?

The Neolithic period ushered in dramatic changes in the form of civilisations with large populations, advancements in technology, arts and trade. But with the advent of agriculture, humans also began to experience malnutrition, starvation and epidemic diseases. One of the biggest transitions in human history is the transition from hunting and gathering to herding and …

Records Found in Dusty Basement Undermine Decades of Dietary Advice

Christopher Ramsden specializes in excavating lost studies. In an excavation made possible by the sons of deceased scientist Ivan Frantz (principal investigator alongside Ancel Keys on the Minnesota Coronary Experiment) and technicians, who turned magnetic tape into formats readable with modern technology, raw data was unearthed from a 40-year-old study which found a shocking result, the …

Beans – A Contentious Subject

Consumption of cooked black beans stimulates a cluster of some clostridia class bacteria, decreasing inflammatory response and improving insulin sensitivity, study suggests.Black beans have stirred up some interest in early research studies for their high fibre content (per 100g Carbohydrates 16g, Fibre 6.9g figures differ depending on source). In a May 2017 review, researchers noted …

Diabetes – A Lucrative Disease

With turnover of $46 billion, diabetes is a massive and extremely lucrative market.Companies are developing drugs that are increasingly expensive and constantly promising miracle cures with patients either taking too many drugs or no longer being able to afford them and the only ones benefiting seem to be pharmaceutical companies.Filmed on three continents, this documentary …