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You can eat a healthy diet for next to nothing. Here’s the proof

It is a common belief in some circles that a healthy diet is unaffordable. Last year, the chair of the…

heart surgeons

The shaming of heart surgeons: how politics brought a proud profession low

During training and the early years of my consultant career, cardiac surgery was a pioneering profession. We developed techniques and…

protein

The protein myth: why high-protein diets are utterly pointless

Nonsensical nutritional claims have been with us for years. Stanley Green, the Protein Man, paraded up and down Oxford Street…

clean eating

Clean eating has a dark side. Its gurus can no longer ignore it

‘There’s a slight irony to the whole thing, having never described myself as “clean”,’ Ella Mills says to Dr Giles…

brown toast

Why you don’t need to worry about eating brown toast

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched a campaign to warn Britons of the dangers of toasting and roasting their…

china studies

Fakery on a massive scale means we can’t trust studies from China

Imagine a therapy that supposedly cures most ailments and for which almost 100 per cent of all the published studies…

diet drinks

Ignore the headlines. Diet drinks don’t make you fat

The front pages of yesterday’s newspapers had some sensational news for the yo-yo dieters and temporary gym members of post-festive…

George Michael

Why did George Michael’s heart fail?

There is still a huge amount of speculation about the exact reason George Michael died at the early age of…

Fewer illnesses, less stress: how cold water swimming can change your life

I have always swum regularly but, one summer when the pool was closed for a couple of weeks, a friend…

What to eat: Anyone for acid-free snake oil?

The alkaline diet, the raw diet, all kinds of craziness all over the internet… the only word for it is ‘nutribollocks’