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How to avoid the festive bulge and stay trim this Christmas

Many people see the festive season as ‘blow-out’ time, when they don’t have to think about their health or their...

December 23, 2009

Why are our children getting so obese?

Recent figures have revealed that almost one in four boys and more than one in five girls is overweight or...

December 17, 2009

Dietician cleared of ‘lack of competence’ for ‘baffling’ advice

NHS Dietician Katie Peck was this week cleared of wrongdoing after the Health Professions Council ruled that there was no...

December 10, 2009

The Ten Secrets of 100% Healthy People – new book!

We’re delighted to announce the publication of a brand new book by Patrick Holford published on 7th January 2010 but...

December 2, 2009

Feast or famine – eat every other day

Known as intermittent dieting today’s article in the Daily Mail extols the benefits of eating less every other day. I...

November 24, 2009

Folic acid and cancer

Last year I warned about the dangers of folic acid fortification and cancer. Today’s study in the Journal of the...

November 18, 2009

Why low carb diets aren’t good for mood

A study published today in the Archives of Internal Medicine finds that low carb diets are as good as conventional...

November 9, 2009

New statin dangers and what works better

Neither aspirin, nor statins have any substantial effect on reducing heart disease risk if you haven’t already had a heart...

November 9, 2009

Tired, sniffling, low? You need sunshine

What's the cause of winter ailments, colds and blues? A lack of vitamin S - sunshine. What's the cure? A...

October 26, 2009

Diabetes disaster

Figures released today show that the number of people in the world with diabetes has risen from an estimated 30...

October 22, 2009

How to cut the stress of addiction

Many people prone to addiction have 'reward deficiency syndrome' making them more prone to stress. Recent research shows how amino...

October 15, 2009

B vitamins cut heart deaths by over 80%

A study published by the American Journal of Cardiology finds that cardiovascular patient with high homocysteine levels (above 15µmol/l) treated...

October 7, 2009

Depression – food is better than drugs

In case you didn’t know anti-depressant drugs work as ‘enhanced placebos’.

October 5, 2009

The best six natural painkillers

An estimated 35% of the population suffer from chronic pain - 28 million in the UK. NSAID painkillers (from aspirin...

October 5, 2009

Vaccines are dangerous

Almost 2,000 girls given the cervical cancer vaccine have suffered serious side-effects. One claims to have been paralysed, another may...

October 2, 2009

Do statin dangers outweigh benefits?

New fears over an increasing list of side-effects has sparked the need for more research to investigate the dangers of...

September 25, 2009

The dangers of painkillers

The average person takes 373 painkillers a year. Over 2,000 people in Britain die as a result and at least...

September 8, 2009

Genes don’t cause Alzheimer’s

The discovery of two new 'contributor' genes for Alzheimer's has led to hyped up headlines implying that the cure will...

September 7, 2009

Tea drinkers are smarter and younger

Two recent studies show that tea drinkers have the edge in memory tests and tests for longevity. The latest study,...

August 28, 2009

One in seven teenagers lack vitamin D

That’s the conclusion of a study of 3,577 12 to 19 year olds in America. The researchers found that the...

August 18, 2009