'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...

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...

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 ?...

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...

Glucose - Should We Be Eating It ?

I say NO. But who am I to make such a statement ? What qualifies me to do so ? Let me respond to these questions, and clarify the basis...

Weighing Up The Quality Of Evidence

The articles below were cited as supporting evidence by a vegan during a twitter debate with me last week. So I took a look at the first...

Science & The Problem Of Complexity

Controlled clinical trials are among the gold standard of nutrition science. So how do they fare against tradition and experience as a...

Why This War On Meat ? What's the Agenda ?

Media headlines recently ran with yet another study claiming to prove how bad meat is for our health. The study did nothing of the kind....

Food Labels - What If There Weren't Any ?

Well, maybe we would buy our food from PEOPLE we knew, and trusted ? As opposed to relying on brand reputation, and printed lists of...

Food Labels - How To Read Them

My nutrition textbook has a section on how to read food labels. Easy. If the object in your hand has a label, do not buy it, do not eat...

LDL Is Not The Bad Guy

The idea that LDL is the 'bad' cholesterol is pivotal to the entire approach of mainstream nutrition. If this falls, the whole thing...