Back Catalogue (201-300)

Our Back Catalogue (201-300)

Andrew Wakefield on The Welsh Measles Outbreak – in his own words. (28/Apr/13) - Discredited villain speaks out. Don't listen to him. Continue reading
Fifth Food & Health Group Meeting – Sugar (17/Apr/13) - 30th March, 2:30pm – 40 attendees The reason for covering the subject of sugar on this occasion was partly due to the recent visit of Professor Robert Lustig to England, and partly because it was Easter. Many countries have seen an exponential increase in sugar consumption over the … Continue reading
Bang goes the BBC’s credibility: Sugar on trial? (4/Apr/13) - How low can infotainment sink. Science took a back seat in this BBC 'documentary' Continue reading
GP Training – Breast Examination (20/Mar/13) - Every Thursday I attend GP education and training sessions at Chichester Medical Education Centre which is part of St Richard’s Hospital. I have done so for the past four or five years. Indeed the CMEC website has the above image of … Continue reading
The book of the week on radio 4 (19/Mar/13) - Listen Again on the BBC radio player to The World Until Yesterday by Jared Diamond. Continue reading
In the press – full fat milk less fattening than skimmed (18/Mar/13) - Skimmed milk 'doesn't stop toddlers getting fat': Children who drink whole milk actually gain fewer pounds - Daily Mail Continue reading
Fourth Food & Health Group Meeting – Fats (17/Mar/13) - Our fourth meeting was perhaps the most important we have held so far. Dietary fats, especially saturated fats, have had such bad press for decades that the public perception towards them is an immediate, almost visceral repulsion. Just about everyone will tell you, as … Continue reading
Cholesterol – Sunny Side Up (21/Feb/13) - The good side of the bad stuff. Cholesterol ain't what we were all led to believe. Continue reading
Mouth Microbes – Diet and Dentists (21/Feb/13) - Ed Yong reports on a series of experiments carried out in the last few years where scientists have studied the oral microbes preserved in plaque on the teeth of archaeological skulls. Continue reading
Keto Pancakes (12/Feb/13) - One of our most popular recipes. Makes low-carb breakfasts a doddle. Continue reading
3:1 Keto Lunches (10/Feb/13) - If you are eating low-carb then these lunch suggestions are easy-peasy and can be modified any way that fits your diet preferences. However, if you need to eat a truly ketogenic diet then they may need modifying a bit. Anyone attempting … Continue reading
Eating well needn’t cost a fortune (22/Jan/13) - How a quality animal based diet can feed the family without breaking the bank. Continue reading
Almond & Hazel Bread (20/Jan/13) - ✓Low-carb ✓Gluten-free ✓Lactose-free (Using ghee) ✘Contains nuts This delicious grain-free, low carb bread was first served to me at Christmas by my son’s partner. She had made it up on the spot and thrown it together without measuring any ingredients. … Continue reading
Grain-free diets (20/Jan/13) - Removal of grains and all refined foods is one of the hallmarks of the “Paleolithic” diet, a modern way of eating that attempts to approximate the characteristics of ancestral diets. Although the literature of clinical studies of this dietary pattern … Continue reading
Third Food and Health Group Meeting – Grains (20/Jan/13) - Our third meeting was on the topic of cereal grains, such as wheat, rye, oats, rice, corn and barley. Unfortunately, due to a mix up with the room booking we ended up in the smaller upstairs room. To make matters even more … Continue reading
Spiced Low Carb Fish Cakes (5/Jan/13) - This is a very quick and flexible recipe for a posh breakfast, lunch, dinner or tea. Continue reading
Curried Eggs (5/Jan/13) - a posh low-carb lunch or tea when you have guests showing off how easy and appealing this way of eating can be. Continue reading
WSHoMSoc lectures Dec 8th (4/Jan/13) - Samual Alexander Kinnier-Wilson by Dr Edward Reynolds MD FRCP FRCPsych; Artists's Eyes: Oscar Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh by Winston Leigh BA MB ChB MRCGP Continue reading
Pork Shoulder with Garden Vegetables (23/Dec/12) - This dish, like so many we eat here, is simplicity itself, yet the height of good eating. It shows why the English are famous for the (wrongly) maligned ‘meat and two veg’. Continue reading
Kombucha Brew Success! (22/Dec/12) - Our first attempt at making this fermented beverage went well. Continue reading
Salt of the Earth (21/Dec/12) - Key article & video: Scant Evidence That Salt Raises BP, Review Finds During our second Food and Health Group meeting, Caroline was demonstrating how to make lacto-fermented veggies. When she added a couple of tablespoons of salt to the mix … Continue reading
Second Food and Health Group Meeting – Fermented Foods (17/Dec/12) - Our second local food group meeting took place on 2nd December 2012, with 35 people attending.  The wrist bands worn by these tribal elders are in fact important tools – disk-shaped steel blades, used for flaying and butchering a goat … Continue reading
Beautiful Biltong! (17/Dec/12) - One of our foodie friends, Sally, just brought round her homemade biltong – that’s it above – and it was delicious! Her biltong is made from beef and her secret spice mix includes coriander and cumin seeds. The result is a chewy, succulent low carb snack with … Continue reading
Clarified Butter (Ghee) (11/Dec/12) - I make my own clarified butter – which is called ghee in Asia – for a number of reasons: Firstly, some members of my family are allergic to cow’s milk proteins, and once carefully clarified these proteins are separated out and only the … Continue reading
WSHoMSoc lectures Nov 24th (9/Dec/12) - There can be nobody who isn’t fascinated by the Ancient Egyptians. Clearly the first of todays lecturers was so riveted by the ancestral treasure trove of Egypt that she made it her life’s work. By tentatively approaching their iconic and … Continue reading
WSHoMSoc lectures Nov 10th (20/Nov/12) - I have been slow to post this on my blog, but at the last West Sussex History of Medicine Society meeting the presentations were of their usual high standard. I am so glad that I discovered this society as those who select … Continue reading
Man the Hunter (15/Nov/12) - About 2 million year's ago the human brain began an exponential growth in size, unparalleled in the animal kingdom. What propelled this remarkable development? Continue reading
Food Standards Agency meeting about unpasteurised milk (12/Nov/12) - In this family we prefer to have our food as close to ‘natural’ as possible. This, of course, is a debatable point for many food items. For example, the apples we grow are not quite as nature intended them, as … Continue reading
Mutton, Traditional English Pot-Roast (5/Nov/12) - ✓Low-carb ✓Gluten-free ✓Lactose-free (Using ghee – clarified butter) There is nothing more English than mutton. (Er, except the name – ‘Mutton’ is French. C’est la vie!) Mutton has fallen out of favour over the last half century with a swing in the preference … Continue reading
Listen to lard (4/Nov/12) - Today's Food Programme on Radio 4 was all about lard! Includes interviews with Stephanie Seneff and Gary Taubes. Continue reading
West Sussex local animal food producers list (2/Nov/12) - Below is a list of our local animal food producers. Local food is food you can trust, animals that you can see grazing, farmers you can talk to and quality you can often feel in your guts. This list is … Continue reading
First Food and Health Group Meeting (30/Oct/12) - The first of the Food and Health Group meetings was held on Sat 27th Oct and was a huge success. Thank you to all those who made it run so smoothly. Keir began the afternoon with a fascinating presentation about … Continue reading
Moussaka (22/Oct/12) - ✓Low-carb ✓Gluten-free ✓Cow-dairy-free (Using sheep’s cheese and goat’s butter) This traditional moussaka recipe is a classic for low-carb-high-fat diets. We have it mainly in summer and autumn when our greenhouse aubergines ripen. It is rich, savoury and melts in the mouth – very good … Continue reading
Chocolate Almond Torte (20/Oct/12) - A low-carb, grain-free birthday cake fit for a king. Or your little princess for that matter. Continue reading
Food and Health Workshops (19/Oct/12) - I can now confirm that the first of my workshops/presentation on Food and Health will take place on Saturday October 27th at the Bassil Shippam Centre in Chichester at 2.30pm. The second meeting will be at the same venue but on … Continue reading
Poached Wild Alaskan Salmon with Wild Mushrooms (19/Oct/12) - Keta salmon cooked in a clever low-carb lemon sauce, which I often use with fish dishes, and a wild mushroom vegetable accompaniment. Continue reading
West Sussex History of Medicine Society (14/Oct/12) - Yesterday I was busy, but not in a rushing around way, more in a nourishing, warm, mind expanding and communicative way. I will explain. I attended the first of this season’s West Sussex History of Medicine Society’s lectures. As usual … Continue reading
Echinacea (14/Oct/12) - Study shows that Echinacea reduces common cold frequency and symptom severity. Continue reading


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Cholesterol and CVD – putting the risks into perspective

“Heart disease risk”, “raised cholesterol”, “Statins” – these six words are guaranteed to strike fear into almost anyone who has been unfortunate enough to be cursed by their local witch doctor wielding these hexed mantras. For years the public psyche has been hyper-sensitised to these terms through incessant media reporting and public health messages. Continue reading

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