Back Catalogue (101-200)

Our Back Catalogue (101-200)

Lamb shanks with celeriac mash (6/Feb/16) - One of the best cuts of lamb. A dramatic, succulent centrepiece for an English roast dinner. Continue reading
January News Round-Up (30/Jan/16) - A host of new year diet stories - low fat v high fat; saturated fat v sugar; factors affecting the microbiome; nightshade foods Continue reading
UK vegetarians DON’T live longer than meat eaters study finds (18/Jan/16) - The Oxford EPIC study finds that vegans and meat eaters have similar all cause mortality. No evidence that red meat causes bowel cancer. Continue reading
Cinnamon coconut macaroons (9/Jan/16) - These little tea-time cakes have a lovely crumbly texture. Grain-free and low in carbs. Who wouldn't like them? Continue reading
Call for reviews and testimonials (2/Jan/16) - I am currently seeking feedback / reviews / testimonials. Please click here to add yours Continue reading
December News Round-Up (2/Jan/16) - Out with the old, in with the new. Quote of the year. A cheesy joke. Salt and the dietary recommendations golem. Continue reading
Real mince meat pies (22/Dec/15) - The real deal. An update on the traditional 17th century minced pie, with real minced beef (!) in a chestnut and almond shortbread case. Continue reading
Coffee – its light and dark side (20/Dec/15) - How much coffee is good for you? Regular coffee consumption is associated with a longer, healthier life, but there are a couple of important caveats. Continue reading
A quick tour of my clinic (6/Dec/15) - I have just finished giving my consulting room a make-over. May I show you around?. Continue reading
WSHoMSoc 2015 lecture Nov 21st (5/Dec/15) - (1) Dr Albert Carpenter: public health measures in the 19th century (2) The life of Sir Henry Wellcome Continue reading
WSHoMSoc 2015 lecture Nov 7th (5/Dec/15) - Unsung heroes of the First World War: Nurses and Stretcher Bearers Continue reading
November News Round-Up (30/Nov/15) - Gluten-free diet helps healthy volunteers; Pastured meat for conservation; Ketogenic diet; Vitamin D; Meat and cancer 'false alarm' Continue reading
Right Royal Rashers – we rate the best bacon buys ★★★★★ (29/Nov/15) - We review and compare three of the best supermarket bacon buys: Pancetta, Air dried or Organic. Which will get five stars? Continue reading
Omega-6 and Omega-3 PUFAs: Five recent research papers (11/Nov/15) - Are you getting enough omega 3 PUFAs? or are you blowing out on omega 6's? We discuss five of the latest papers that show why it matters. Continue reading
WSHoMSoc 2015 lecture Oct 24th (7/Nov/15) - Dr Helen Bynum: Tuberculous Lives from Smollet to Orwell & Dr William Bynum: Darwin & the Doctors Continue reading
October News Round-Up (2/Nov/15) - Raw milk safe; Grass-fed beef best; Ethical seafood increases; Artificial light upsets genes; Mediterranean diet benefits; Cutting sugar improves health fast; Red meat & cancer Continue reading
Why no one should eat grains. Part 3: Ten more reasons to avoid wheat (30/Oct/15) - Beyond coeliac disease and NCGS – we look at the many ways that wheat can affect everyone. Includes new groundbreaking research. Continue reading
Rewilded Knepp bavette steak with leak, onion and fries (22/Oct/15) - Not just any old bavette steak, but Knepp's finest free-living rewilded pasture-fed longhorn steaks. PLUS video of the Knepp cattle. Continue reading
More Evidence William Davis Was Right: Wheat Does Increase Obesity According to New Study (12/Oct/15) - SCOOP: new trial demonstrates that gluten increases weight gain via suppression of thermogenesis Continue reading
September News Round-Up (1/Oct/15) - Knepp rewilding project in the news, and their beef is now available to order. Plus... Fish reduces depressions, apple skins prevent age related muscle loss (!?) and sugar wars hot up. Continue reading
GUEST POST from Miki Ben-Dor: “Big brains needed carbs” (???) (28/Sep/15) - Miki Ben-Dor from Tel Aviv University brings his expertise of paleo-anthropology to bear on the question of whether cooked starches drove human evolution. Continue reading
Did cooked tubers drive human evolution? (26/Sep/15) - Recent claims that starchy tubers drove human brain evolution are put under the microscope. Studies of the Hadza suggest otherwise. Continue reading
Grain-free ‘breaded’ cod with parsley sauce (20/Sep/15) - A quick, easy & presentable recipe. A good alternative to battered or breaded fish. Continue reading
“Scientists claim Paleo diet is nonsense” is nonsense (19/Sep/15) - Did our brains evolve on a high-carb diet of spuds? or are the newspapers turning our heads to mash? We respond to misleading headlines. Continue reading
August News Round-Up (31/Aug/15) - Gluten-free junk food on NHS; Jamie Oliver calls for sugar tax; Butter better than margarine; Fish oils for schizophrenia; Vit-D and MS Continue reading
Why no one should eat grains. Part 2 – The definitive guide to Non Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity (27/Aug/15) - A detailed examination of the current science on this recently recognised gluten pathology. Includes new videos from world class researchers. Continue reading
Goodwood Wins Cheese Award (13/Aug/15) - Goodwood gain 'Best Organic Cheese' and a gold medal for their organic Charlton Farmhouse cheese. Continue reading
July News Round-Up (30/Jul/15) - Cod stocks recover. Iodine deficiency in pregnancy. Cauliflower rice. Sugar - the public health debate. Continue reading
Seafood, Sex and Evolution (3 videos) (24/Jul/15) - Watch our recent public talk on the role of seafood in brain health, evolution and female sexiness. (Three videos) Continue reading
Ray Wings with Sauteed Summer Vegetables (20/Jul/15) - A lovely fish with a delicate flavour - easy to cook and easy to eat. A light treat for summer with a medley of vegetables. Continue reading
Summer Berry Jellies (3/Jul/15) - Easy to make and classy - low sugar versions of traditional English deserts, including fruit and cream jellies and blancmanges. Continue reading
Summer Talk: “Seafood’s place in the human diet” – VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE (1/Jul/15) - Don't worry if you missed this wonderful evening - we have now released videos of this amazing presentation - see post below. Continue reading
June news roundup (30/Jun/15) - Trans-fat ban. Berries for obesity. Diet at conception alters genes for life. Antibiotics cause obesity. Paleo recipes. Zero carb. Continue reading
VIDEO: Harvard Scientist Supports U-Turn on Dietary Fats (26/Jun/15) - It looks like 40 years of advice to limit fat consumption to less than 30% of calories has been quietly retired! A Harvard scientist explains why it's a good move. Continue reading
Why no one should eat grains. Part 1 – The tip of the Iceberg (23/Jun/15) - Understand coeliac disease and you will know why eating gluten is playing Russian roulette with your health. Continue reading
10 low-carb breakfast ideas (17/Jun/15) - A bunch of brekkies to get you going that will banish the munchies 'til lunchies... :-) Continue reading
The chemical warfare on your plate (7/Jun/15) - The fascinating story of how natural insecticides in plants can be good for us, but how wheat has evolved the ability to turn an insect's immune system against itself... oh, and us. Continue reading
May News Round-Up (31/May/15) - Vitamin D deficiency in sunny climes, Dark chocolate helps weight loss, Salt does not raise BP Continue reading
Baked lemon cheese cake (27/May/15) - A versatile low-carb baked cheesecake recipe with a grain-free base. Continue reading
Adventures in mushroomland (7/May/15) - A wide range of exotic mushrooms is now available in UK supermarkets, but which are the best? Continue reading
Upcoming one day conference: B12 & Thyroid Disease – May 16th (3/May/15) - Four great speakers will explain the importance of vitamin B12 in health and question the Medical establishment's intransigence on this critical subject. Continue reading
April News Round-Up (29/Apr/15) - Cheese keeps French hearts healthy; Eggs reduce diabetes risk; lack of sun in UK kids; Organic farming sequesters carbon Continue reading
Sleep & Health: part 1 – Sleep’s central role (26/Apr/15) - Why sleep quality is one of the most significant health factors within your control. Continue reading
Why April 15th is D-Day in the south of England (12/Apr/15) - To get your vitamin D levels up you need to get out in the sun at the right time of day. Continue reading
Afifah in the kitchen with eggs and a mixing bowl Workshop 30th April: Cooking for Reduced Autoimmunity (10/Apr/15) - Recipes, cooking demos, food tasting and ideas for anti-inflammatory and low immunogenic diets. Continue reading
Grain free bread soldiers dipping in a boiled egg Keto bread (1/Apr/15) - WOW! A grain-free white loaf so you can have soldiers with your boiled egg on Easter Sunday. (Phew - Just in the nick of time!) Continue reading
March News Round-Up (31/Mar/15) - Herbal Medicine under threat; BBC make good on sugar documentary; Eat fat get thin. Continue reading
The Balanced Diet Argument – Just Another Straw Man (30/Mar/15) - Why paleo, primal and gluten-free diets are actually re-balancing British nutrition. Continue reading
United Nations University Logo The United Nations University has published one of our blog posts! (28/Mar/15) - take a look at it here [UPDATE: Now also reblogged at Resilience] Continue reading
Participants standing round our first low-carb cookery demonstration Our first kitchen workshop: Low-Carb Family Food (22/Mar/15) - A review of my first kitchen workshop; Feedback from participants and dates for future events. Continue reading
Chalk Valley Eaterie store front Pasture fed meat comes to the high street (16/Mar/15) - Afifah discovers a burger-bar in Southampton, who's farmer-owner wants to make ancestral nutrition available to everyone. Continue reading
Reducing sugary drinks improves kids’ livers in just ten days (11/Mar/15) - New study showed rapid liver improvement when sugary drinks removed from children's diets. (INFOGRAPHIC) Continue reading
February News Round-Up (8/Mar/15) - Bone broth in New York fashion week; Why national fat guidelines were wrong; NICE recommends more sun exposure Continue reading
Chocolate truffles (8/Mar/15) - These delicious after-dinner sweetmeats are a nutritious powerhouse, and can even fit into a ketogenic diet Continue reading
Workshop 20th March: Preparing Grain-Free and Low-Carb Meals for the Whole Family (7/Mar/15) - SOLD OUT - Further events like this are planned for Thu 30th April and Sat 13th June - pre-book soon 01243 868108 Continue reading
New Front Page (24/Feb/15) - Welcome to the new-look front-page, showcasing our latest and greatest content. Continue reading
Why home-grown food is up to ten times better than arable crops (20/Feb/15) - Study shows that UK allotments and gardens are more productive and fertile than farmland. Continue reading
We are updating the blog (19/Feb/15) - the new header image is in place (above), and a new front page is on the way! Bear with us while we make the changes! Continue reading
Pannage pig in the New Forest Pork – tradition and nutrition (8/Feb/15) - Following her appearance on BBC4's Any Questions, Afifah looks at the nutritional value of pork. She reports on little-known health benefits, even for bacon. Continue reading
Sea-food Skewers (9/Dec/14) - A tasty starter: low carb and grain free. Continue reading
A pretty amazing food just got a whole lot prettier (7/Dec/14) - Wow! Our local organic egg farm has just started offering these beautiful multi-coloured hens eggs! Continue reading
Why we pass on the semi-skimmed and low-fat dairy (26/Nov/14) - Recent study finds that full-fat dairy products are associated with reduced obesity. Continue reading
Healing Rituals in West Sussex / Syphilis and War (8/Nov/14) - Healing rituals in West Sussex and Syphilis and War Continue reading
Animal products that protect you from UV damage (2/Nov/14) - Evidence that compounds in a range of animal products can protect the skin from UV damage and cancer. Continue reading
Human photosynthesis – beyond vitamin D (2/Nov/14) - New evidence demonstrates that sunshine on the skin synthesises nitric oxide, leading to significant cardiovascular benefits. Continue reading
NY Times: “Can Celiac Disease Affect the Brain?” (17/Oct/14) - This is a great article looking at the links between gluten and brain disorders. Recommended! Continue reading
Fothergill, Lettsom, Priestly / Scrofula, Gout and Dropsy (14/Oct/14) - Today we enjoyed the inaugural Dr Brian Owen-Smith Memorial Lecture, given by Dr Nicholas Cambridge MD FSA FLS FRSA. Continue reading
Autumn Seminar 2014 (post 2) – Dr Malcolm Kendrick video pt1 Ten Key Contradictions (12/Oct/14) - Here, at last, is the video of Malcolm Kendrick’s first presentation: ten key contradictions that show why the cholesterol hypothesis is wrong. This talk was originally recorded on 27th September 2014, 7:40pm at the Assembly Rooms Chichester, West Sussex, England in … Continue reading
Autumn Seminar 2014 (post 1) – In defence of cholesterol (12/Oct/14) - A great essay debunking cholesterol by an 18 year old student. Continue reading
Gluten and Schizophrenia – does it all start in the womb? (12/Oct/14) - Research is now identifying how schizophrenia starts in the womb Maternal infections and dietary antigens such as gluten are implicated A key immune molecule C1q has been identified which links schizophrenia, gluten and neuronal development in the unborn child Evidence … Continue reading
Five Spice Squid with Roast Aubergine (8/Oct/14) - Squid tubes make a great substitute for pasta, - a real boon for a grain-free or low-carb meal Continue reading
How the agricultural revolution was history’s biggest fraud (10/Sep/14) - Radio 4, Book of the week: “Sapiens:  a brief history of human kind” Listen again (only available for 6 more days!) An important chapter in an important book. If you miss this narrow window to listen to it on the … Continue reading
Can’t wait for these easy-peasy fermentation jars to be available! (4/Sep/14) - Kickstarter company offers a new and easy way to make your own lacto-fermented vegetables As many of you will know I recommend fermented vegetables for their health benefits, tangy deliciousness and as great way to preserve a glut of summer vegetables. One … Continue reading
Avocado eggs! (24/Aug/14) - This dish is a revelation - eggs, cheese, avocados - what's not to like? Continue reading
Dr Malcolm Kendrick – Autumn Seminar – Tickets now available (7/Aug/14) - . For our 2014 Autumn Seminar we are very pleased to present Dr Malcolm Kendrick, author, speaker and blogger, who will expose the myths and misunderstanding around cholesterol and heart disease. This talk is not to be missed whether you simply wish to … Continue reading
Moist Lemon and Cardamom Sponge (22/Jul/14) - A succulent sponge, ideal for any special occasion and without a grain in sight! Continue reading
Safari in deepest Sussex – now you can experience the Knepp re-wilding project for yourself! (19/Jul/14) - From glamping in a sepherd's hut to night safaris led by bat experts - Knepp estate now offers many ways to experience the UK's top re-wilding success story. Continue reading
Vitamin A from animal sources – more good news (27/Jun/14) - Studies show vitamin A may prevent obesity, diabetes, and protect the heart - but Beta-carotene may counteract vitamin A health benefits. Continue reading
Raw milk risks – putting them in perspective (15/Jun/14) - So straight up: there are risks of consuming raw milk. Lets not pretend otherwise. Raw milk may contain pathogens which can cause pretty unpleasant infections including Salmonella and Listeria. Milk is an excellent medium for growing bacteria, and consequently there are outbreaks … Continue reading
Public Talks – 2014 update (10/Jun/14) - Venue: Bassil Shippam Centre, Tozer Way, Chichester,PO19 7LG Time: Friday, 7:30-10:00pm (doors open at 7:15) Cost: £6.00 inc tea/coffee Fri 11th July Glutens This not-to-be-missed seminar on one of the hottest topics in nutrition will update our 2013 sell-out talk “Cereal Killers” and fully clarify this … Continue reading
Milk & Alcohol – was the good Doctor on to something? (27/May/14) - Milk and alcohol - which featured in Dr Feelgood's 1978 hit of the same name - have opposing effects on gut health. Continue reading
Why were ancient teeth healthier than ours? (3/May/14) - Unpicking the complexities of how human oral health changed with the advent of agriculture. Continue reading
Coconut sponge cake (26/Apr/14) - Gluten free, even grain free, doesn't mean you can't bake a perfect sponge... try this one and see. Continue reading
Brain-Damaged UK Victims of Swine Flu Vaccine to Get £60 Million Compensation (3/Mar/14) - Patients who suffered brain damage as a result of taking a swine flu vaccine are to receive multi-million-pound payouts from the UK government… The Pandemrix vaccine was manufactured by pharmaceuticals giant Glaxo Smith Kline, which refused to supply governments unless … Continue reading
Is Low-Carb really Normo-Carb? (25/Feb/14) - Looking at the effects of high and low-carb diets on glucose, insulin and free fatty acids suggests low carb diets are normal. Continue reading
New Study Vindicates William Davis: Modern Wheat is more Toxic than Ancient Varieties (16/Feb/14) - Study shows modern wheat aggravates IBS more than ancient strains. Continue reading
Low carb chips, made from swede Low-Carb Chips (6/Feb/14) - Low carb chips can be made from low carb root vegetables. Our favourites, and the lowest carb variety, are made from turnip or swede (rutabaga*).
Sugar on Trial on Trial (2/Feb/14) - When it comes to nutrition it seems once again that TV's mantra is "Never let facts get in the way of a good story" Continue reading
The Now Show – Sugar Lobby sketch (25/Jan/14) - Radio 4's The Now Show, poke fun at Big-Sugar's lobbying of Government food policy... Brilliant! Give it a listen! Continue reading
Ketogenic Diet and Cancer (24/Jan/14) - I came across this neat little report on the ketogenic diet in cancer about a year ago, but it has just cropped up again so I thought I would put it on my blog (as well as a couple of other videos … Continue reading
Anyone for Paleo Pud? (Berry nice thank you!) (21/Jan/14) - Of all the fruits we eat, berries are the closest to their wild counterparts. Here's a great way to serve them. Continue reading
Afifah’s Radio 4 Rant Captures Public Imagination (19/Jan/14) - I didn’t phone in to Any Answers to talk about cancer, but at the mention of that word I was phased out and cut off. I was going to make a different contribution to the subject of the food industry but Julian Worricker posed a specific … Continue reading
Desertification – Agriculture’s Inevitable Destination? (6/Dec/13) - research from the University of Colorado shows how soil microbes have been decimated by agriculture. Continue reading
Marrow Bones (27/Nov/13) - Cheap, delicious and nutritious. Bone marrow was a key Palaeolithic food. Continue reading
An orthodox paediatrician on vaccines (25/Nov/13) - This orthodox paediatrician, from America, shows a refreshingly intelligent reflection about the vexed matter of childhood vaccinations. Above is the shortened version of this interview. Below is a link to the full hour-long version. It is pretty thorough, very thought promoting, … Continue reading
November 9th 2013 (23/Nov/13) - Lecture 1: World War 1 and the birth of Maxillo-Facial Surgery by Colonel Michael Williams; Lecture 2: Did the President of the Royal College of Physicians help Churchill win the war? by Dr Anthony Eisinger FRCP Continue reading
WSHoMSoc lectures October 26th (9/Nov/13) - (2013) "The History of the Study of Human Movement" - Mike Whittle, and "Dracula: Myth and Medicine"- Fiona Subotsky Continue reading
WSHoMSoc lectures Oct 12th (26/Oct/13) - Hooray, the West Sussex History of Medicine Society autumn lecture season has begun! I am looking forward to reporting on these gems combining as they do knowledgeable speakers, historical topics and academic investigation. On Saturday 12th Oct we launched the term … Continue reading
New study vindicates Weston A Price (20/Oct/13) - Scientists identify Price's 'Displacing Foods of Commerce' as ideal for inducing full-blown metabolic syndrome in rats. Continue reading


 

 

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