What if I told you that all it takes to lose weight, boost energy and prevent diseases like arthritis, osteoporosis and cancer is to eat the right foods to keep the pH of your body in the alkaline zone? Well, if I were prepared to throw out every bit of scientific knowledge that I have on how the human body works to buffer against acidity and alkalinity then sure, I could tell … [Read more...] about The alkaline diet delusion
Hangovers are the body's way of reminding us about the hazards of overindulgence. In this blog post, I’ll delve into what goes on behind the scenes to cause a hangover. I’ll then explore what science has to say about all those supposed ‘hangover cures’. And finally, I’ll outline the practical things that are in your control to help prevent and treat a hangover.The dreaded … [Read more...] about Hangover cures: does anything work?
Lectins are the new dietary demon responsible for all of our modern health ills - at least if you take YouTube clips and diet books on their word. These lectins are a major driver of inflammation, weight gain and chronic disease it seems. Yet to believe this, you need to ignore the reality that humans have been eating lectin-containing foods like wholegrains and legumes for … [Read more...] about Lectins: exposing the manufactured health scare around these plant proteins
The realm of weight loss is one where beliefs and myths abound. It seems everyone from the public to expert dietitians have views and beliefs around the causes of obesity, with these not always being supported by good science.Coming from a firm scientific evidence footing, an eminent group of 20 respected obesity researchers scoured the Internet, popular media, and the … [Read more...] about Busting weight loss myths
If I had to nominate one pervasive myth in nutrition, it would be the popular advice that we should drink at least eight glasses of water a day. Of course our bodies need water, otherwise we would die from dehydration. But the amount needed is extremely variable and depends on a person’s body size, physical activity levels, climate and what types of food they are … [Read more...] about Had your 8 glasses of water today? Time to bust this myth