Do Germs Cause Disease ?

To understand this pandemic, we have to go back to the beginning. The 'Germ Theory of Disease' is the foundation stone on which the...

Is It The Virus, Or Is It The Treatment ?

Everyone has seen the pictures from Italy and Wuhan, the chaos in the hospitals, make-shift quarantine wards, and tracked the ever-rising...

'Nutritional Nihilism' ? Yes !

The NutriRECS Report last week that stated there was no good evidence for excluding meat from your diet has dealt a body blow to the...

Quality Not Quantity Is What Matters

Why do we eat ? Simple question, usually answered in mainstream thinking with the word ‘energy’. This is wrong, the correct answer is...

Salt & Stupidity

Avoiding salt has to be the most stupid idea ever produced out of the nutrition mainstream. Why ? One word – ‘homeostasis’ - the body’s...

3. Where Does Philosophy Come Into It ?

Philosophy enters the picture because at its heart the nutrition debate is about ETHICS, what it is to eat well, to live well, and...

Science, Magic Bullets, & the Holy Grail

'Eat as much junk food as you like, its fine, we have a pill that will make it all OK'. This is the Holy Grail of our social order, and...

Fossil Fuel On A Stalk

Crop agriculture is only viable on account of oil and gas. It is dependent on the production of vast amounts of fertiliser through the...

Saturated Fats And Bad Science

The UK’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) released its Report this week on ‘Saturated Fats and Health’. It recommended...

2. Nutrition - Where Does Science Fit In ?

If science isn’t there to tell us what to eat, then what is its function in nutrition ? It is to demolish the mainstream position. Why ?...

1. Nutrition Is An Art Not A Science

Good nutrition, eating well, is an art not a science. Why is this ? Think plateaux, most of us have experienced these. Plateaux are...

Art, Science, Philosophy, & Tradition

Is nutrition a science or an art ? What does philosophy have to do with it ? Why is tradition the key to everything ? In this short...

Gadamer - What Is It To Be Healthy ?

Modern medicine has only a negative definition of health – the absence of disease. But what does a positive understanding look like ? And...

The Micronutrients - Forget Them Too

“Nicotinic acid cures pellagra, but a beefsteak prevents it”. This quote from Sigerist appears in Michael and Mary Dan Eades’ ‘Protein...

The Macronutrients - Forget Them

Mainstream nutrition breaks food down into three macronutrients – carbohydrates, protein, and lipids. Is this helpful ? No, it leads us...

Beauty & Diet – The Feminine Dimension

Beauty is the ultimate feminine value, and is intimately connected to health. Catherine Shanahan’s ‘Deep Nutrition’ is a book of immense...

You Doubt Carnivore ?

Gym shot, taken today. I'm 57 years old, hitting lifetime personal bests. This is what eating carnivore does. Sorry, had to brag. Do feel...

Patreon Account Set Up

I've set up a Patreon account for those of you who find this blog of value and want to support me on my journey through the mainstream...

The Five Anti-Food Groups

The main health claim for fibre is that it GETS IN THE WAY of the digestive process – it is an anti-digestive ‘food’. Likewise the sugar...