Last week, a major study came out apparently calling into question current advice about carbohydrate and fat recommendations. The Internet and media organisations went into meltdown with claims that too many carbohydrates could be sending you to an early grave. Scrolling past the headlines (and actually reading the paper) gave a healthy dose of boring because what makes … [Read more...] about Are carbohydrates trying to kill you?
When it comes to food and health, we are all our own experts on eating. This is as it should be. Being an expert on one's own eating preferences though does not make one a nutrition expert.You wouldn't fly on a plane that was piloted by someone who got all their flying experience from their computer flying simulator. You wouldn't cross a bridge over a deep chasm that was … [Read more...] about Beware the nutrition expert
Healthy eating guidelines give excellent guidance on the best type of dietary pattern to follow for optimal health and disease prevention. But what if you need to avoid certain foods or food groups because of health concerns or personal preferences? In today's blog, Dr Glenda Bishop gives sound advice on how, with some flexibility, you can make healthy guidelines work in your … [Read more...] about Fine-tuning healthy eating guidelines for individual needs
A published review of 13 ‘anti cancer’ diets has arrived at the unsurprising conclusion that there is a lack of solid evidence to support a benefit for any of them, and a real risk of harm from malnutrition from several of them.When a person is told they have cancer, a common reaction can be to turn away from conventional medical treatments and to seek an unproven remedy … [Read more...] about Does a ‘cancer cure diet’ really exist?
There is much we know about how diet and lifestyle can influence the risk of a person developing cancer. Now, for the first time, the effectiveness of cancer prevention guidelines have been applied to cancer survivors with promising results that should make any cancer survivor sit up and take note.In the most important report ever published on dietary and lifestyle factors … [Read more...] about Cancer survivors do best when following prevention guidelines