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When doctors won't tell . . . Of all the online nutritional information, nutritional facts, medical and dietary sites there are to choose from, in an article entitled "How to ease the pain" The Sunday Times magazine, Culture, published a list of just five websites it considered reliable and informative.
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Second Opinions: Exposing dietary misinformation

Barry Groves, PhD

Exposing dietary misinformation
Barry Groves


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8 November 2010
Study finds Fat children eat better diets than their thinner classmates
But they don't consider that their 'healthy' diet could be the cause!

17 July 2010
Dubious Link Between High Fat Diet And Risk Of Prostate Cancer?
A mouse study purports to confirm a link between a high-fat diet and prostate cancer in humans. Is it useful, or more obfuscation?

11 June 2010
Now, saturated dairy fat reduces the risk of a heart attack!
Swedish study finds that milk fats — full-cream milk, cream, butter and full-fat cheese — actually reduce the risk of a heart attack!

19 May 2010
Now steak does not increase heart disease risk
A huge study suggests that eating red meat is not harmful; it's only meats such as bacon which are cured using salt that increase the likelihood of heart disease.

10 April 2010
My Presentation at the Weston A Price Seminar, London, 21 March 2010
This presentation combines several lines of evidence to demonstrate that eating a low-fat, low-meat diet could be at the root of our health problems today

7 April 2010
Why you shouldn't eat five portions of fruit and veg a day.
The huge EPIC study — 500,000 people over 9 years — shows there is little benefit from eating '5 portions'. This isn't a one-off; it's just the latest in a line of studies showing how we have been conned.

2 April 2010
Breakfast — The Most Important Meal of The Day
It has been said that you should 'breakfast like a king, lunch like a lord, and dine like a pauper'. All the research carried out over the last century shows how true this is.

2 April 2010
Study finds that a high-fat breakfast is best
This is actually a study conducted on mice. But you can see that the breakfast cereal industry didn't like it at all. In trying to diminish the harm it might do to their profit margins, they trotted out all sorts of fibs.

6 February 2010
The Exercise Myth. As a new study shows that millions of people exercising for their health's sake will get no benefit, evidence over the last half century suggests that they aren't the only ones. So are the recommendations that we should exercise more, just another scam?

7 January 2010
Good health begins with a good breakfast of fried bacon and eggs
Choline, first recognised as an essential nutrient in 1998, is known to be essential to good brain development in infancy, and for good health later in life. Here's the story.

6 December 2009
Misinformation about Linoleic acid, Ulcerative Colitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Study shows that linoleic acid harms the gut but news reports and health websites mislead by blaming 'red meat' — which contains the least linoleic acid.

17 November 2009
You Are What Your Grandparents Ate
There is evidence from a new scientific discipline called Epigenetics which strongly suggests that how we eat today could have a profound effect, not just on our health, but on future generations.

13 November 2009
Is High Cholesterol The Cause of Heart Disease? An Interview with Uffe Ravnskov MD, PhD.
The founder of THINCS, and his thoughts about the cholesterol hypothesis

12 November 2009
At Last: Patients Can Be Told That Statins Aren't As Safe As They Had Been Led to Believe!
Many doctors and, especially the drugs companies, have refused to believe that statins pose any real risks. Now, the truth is out - and patients must be told.

11 November 2009
God instructs Man to eat meat
Why you really can't be vegan if you are a committed Jew, Christian or Muslim.

26 August 2009
Result of Complaint to ASA about misleading Unilever TV adverts

29 July 2009
Dairy for children extends life
Two studies show that drinking full-fat milk and cheese in childhood protects extends life expectancy.

7 July 2009
Should all animals eat a high-fat, low-carb diet?
it is noticeable that no animal in the wild gets the diseases we 'civilised' humans do — but they all eat very 'unhealthy' diets. Or do they?

17 May 2009
Is all that intensive drug treatment worthwhile?
If, like me, you are over 70 and your doctor wants you to take a cocktail of drugs "for your heart", are you really going to benefit?

12 February 2009
UK Food Standards Agency shows its ignorance
In February 2009, the UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA) said that, to reduce obesity and for or health's sake, we must reduce the amount of saturated fat in our diets — and demonstrated a total ignorance of how our bodies work.

9 February 2009
Forget high cholesterol; New study finds that insulin resistance is more dangerous.Click for the study's abstract and full paper.

8 February 2009
Nanny state at its most ridiculous, most costly, and most dangerous
On Monday 26 January 2009, UK's Daily Express published a story that illustrated the sheer and utter incompetence and wastefulness of the present government and our 'health' boffins. It also demonstrated how the 'health' industry is able to con the media so that they can profit from our ill-health.

4 February 2009
Fish consumption and mortality: Relative risk — worse than any mother-in-law
Many papers have said that eating fish has benefits in terms of life extension and reduced risk of heart attacks. Professor Joel Kaufman shows that the evidence isn't as clear as they make out.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can be measured

Many doctors resist the suggestion, or deny, that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome CFS), or myalgicencephalomyelitis (ME) exists. But even those who acknowledge it have been hampered by the lack of a good test. This scientific paper, "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Mitochondrial Dysfunction", clearly shows that the fatigue of chronic fatigue syndrome is a symptom of mitochondrial dysfunction. Mitochondria are the little biochemical engines within every cell in the body, which supply energy to that cell. What is shown by this paper demonstrates that the more fatigued the patient, the worse is the mitochondrial dysfunction and vice versa. This means that we now have an objective measure of fatigue and therefore a test for one major cause of chronic fatigue syndrome.

This new paper, published in The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine shows, not only that is does exist, but that it can be measured.

The full study is available in PDF format here

The effects, benefits and implications of cooking food
Most people in industrialised countries cook most of their food — or buy it already cooked. But while some cooking might convey some benefits, there is another side to consider.

Milk: From healthy to harmful
Since the 1930s, milk and dairy have been marketed as health foods. And they were. But today they are linked to increasing risk of cancer. What you are not told is that only low-fat dairy is implicated in cancers. But that isn't the whole story of how milk has become harmful. The whole story is here.

Why I wrote Trick and Treat
You cannot have failed to notice that health generally has worsened over the last twenty years or so. The major reason is the 'health' advice we get today. In this short article, you will see why I felt compelled to write a book such as Trick and Treat. It's about how the 'health industry' TRICKs us into an unhealthy lifestyle so that they can TREAT us for the resultant illnesses.

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"A great book that shatters so many of the nutritional fantasies and fads of the last twenty years. Read it and prolong your life."
Clarissa Dickson Wright

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"NH&WL may be the best non-technical book on diet ever written"
Joel Kauffman, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

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