nutrition

Don’t call my book a ‘celeb diet’ – it’s a lifestyle medicine plan

One of the first surgical procedures I observed and assisted in as a qualified doctor was the amputation of a patient’s…

The rise of the food fads: how plain old healthy eating got left behind

Change underpins fashion, rejecting what was then and replacing it with what is now. This is especially true in the…

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’

High pressure tactics

If I were to ask you to name a health problem that affects around seven million people in the UK…

Why sugar harms much more than your waistline

Can a crash diet cure diabetes? For the past five years the media has been speculating about whether a very…

Is that label legal?

The EU has authorised only 256 specific claims about food and supplements… and rejected more than 1,500

Does veganism kill children? No, neglectful parenting does

Whether it’s for religious, ethical or health reasons, it’s not easy being vegan. The diet excludes some obvious things like cheese,…