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One in ten on anti-depressants

A report out today confirms a massive increase in prescribing antidepressants in the US. Between 1996 and 2005, the rate...

August 5, 2009

Omega 3 fat makes you thin

The higher your omega 3 status the lower your weight. That's the finding of a new study in the Journal...

July 23, 2009

Multivitamin use cuts heart disease risk

A study of over 77,000 people finds that those who take either daily multivitamins or vitamin in excess of 215mg...

July 20, 2009

High insulin triples breast cancer risk

Yet more evidence that poor blood sugar control is a major driver of breast cancer has emerged from a study...

July 13, 2009

Eating fish cuts memory loss

A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition of 15,000 people across seven countries finds that eating fish cuts...

July 9, 2009

Can coffee reverse Alzheimers?

This is the headline that newspapers and the BBC ran today based on a study giving mice high dose caffeine...

July 6, 2009

Xylitol prevents tooth decay

Xylitol kills tooth rotting bacteria, preventing cavities, shows definitive study in the Archives of Oral Biology.

July 6, 2009

Go (wal)nuts this summer

I want to remind you of the health benefits of nuts, particularly walnuts, at the time of year when lettuce...

July 2, 2009

‘Eco-Atkins’ diet cuts cholesterol and weight

There’s a quandary in the diet world. Evidence shows that a low-carb, high protein diet, aka Atkins, does work for...

June 8, 2009

Diabetes in under 5’s set to double

A study out today in the Lancet medical journal predicts a ‘doubling of new cases of type 1 diabetes in...

May 28, 2009

Multivitamin users are younger, says new study

A survey of multivitamin users and non-users, measuring their biological age, has found that multivitamin users are younger. This is...

May 27, 2009

Alli for weight loss? Side effects outweigh benefits

Next week an old drug under a new name, Alli, is being launched for over the counter sale. Previously on...

April 18, 2009

Vitamins relieve asthma

Today’s study showing a strong association between lack of vitamin C and A and asthma is consistent with an emerging...

April 16, 2009

Migraines, methylation & B vitamins

One in ten people suffer from migraines, and many more from headaches. Your chances of suffering are higher if you...

April 6, 2009

Start your health revolution today

April is National Nutrition Month and we are helping to make the nation 100% healthy by going on the road...

April 1, 2009

Why I’m not a fan of slimming pills

Every year there is a new pill or potion that claims to do it all for you – starch blockers,...

March 28, 2009

Why food combining is bad for weight loss

Food-combining diets separate protein foods from carbohydrate foods. Nature doesn’t. Beans, lentils, nuts and seeds all contain both. And the...

March 28, 2009

Carbs – how low do you have to go for weight loss and health gain?

Anyone who reads the medical journals knows that study after study are slaughtering the idea that low-fat, low calorie diets...

March 23, 2009

How multivitamins may extend life

A study conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health has discovered a mechanism with could explain how use...

March 21, 2009

Why a low GL diet makes you feel full

Many people have told me that following my low GL diet has been easy because they just feel full, losing...

March 18, 2009