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Silent inflammation

In 1942, Victor Lindlahr, the author of “You Are What You Eat”, said that 90% of modern disease was caused by cheap foodstuffs.  The way the food industry has changed since then would possibly push this percentage up. “Cheap foodstuffs”, such as pastries, cakes, crisps, biscuits, fast food, ready meals, sweets and chocolate cause disease […]

Everyday fuel list!

Everyday fuel list! Just like brushing our teeth and keeping active every day, fuelling our body with the right food and drink consistently is important for long-term optimal health.  Research tells us that it’s not so much what we do eat that causes health problems, as what we don’t eat on a regular basis. I […]

The importance of vitamin C

We all know that we should take enough vitamin C-rich foods each day.  But what does this humble vitamin actually do for us? First of all, it was the first supplement to be manufactured artificially and is hailed as an anti-oxidant hero.  We know that anti-oxidants are essential to fighting disease-causing free radicals, but a […]

Save the planet by going Greek

It is a well-known fact that food manufacturing and what we choose to eat directly affect the planet.  This is mostly due to the mass farming of meat, as well as the globalisation of the food industry.  Both of these facts mean that a lot of foodstuffs may have travelled from other countries to get […]

Ninety-percent power is in our hands

This is a powerful statement and one of my favourites: “90% of diseases known to man are caused by cheap foodstuffs” (Lindlahr, V. You Are What You Eat, 1942).  Some people may find this statement negative and judgemental, but I, on the other hand, find it empowering and celebratory.  It tells us that we have […]

Red alert on red meat

Red meat can form an important part of a balanced, nutritious diet.  The type to go for should be derived from the organic, free-range source and, crucially, in its unprocessed form.  For example, an oven-cooked piece of lamb or beef from the nearby organic farm grown grazing free in the field is acceptable to have […]