What exactly is the PALEO diet?

When it comes down to the bottom line, Paleo is about eating REAL FOOD. That’s all. You can take it in lots of different directions, but the commonality is eating food, not industrialised “fake food”. I’ve written before about eating Real Foods, but not specifically explaining Paleo. Today I’m not […]

What on Earth are Salicylates and are you allergic to them?

Are you reacting to some healthy foods, or is salicylate sensitivity a con job? This isn’t what I was going to write about today. It wasn’t even on my list of possible future topics. But when inspiration strikes (in the shower, again) you just have to go with the flow. […]

GAPS Diet – Part 3 – the yummy foods you CAN have!

Can healing your gut help your mental & psychological, digestive, allergy or autoimmune issues? Before reading this post, you probably need to go and read: • Part 1 – an intro to the GAPS diet. • Part 2 – the foods that need to be avoided and why OK, if […]

GAPS diet – Part 2: which foods to avoid, and why

Can GAPS help people with autism and other mental, digestive, allergy or autoimmune issues? If you’re on the autism spectrum, we talked about why you might want to do this diet in Part 1 – an intro to the GAPS diet. If you have any other mental or psychological issues, […]

Fat glorious fat – We sing your praises!

Dietary fat, that is, which makes our meals delicious. But which fats are good and which are bad? I’ve been writing new articles recently about Real Food eating. My first post touched on the wide variety of so-called healthy diets out there and what the commonality is with them all: […]

Weight Loss Diets

This situation has not improved since I originally wrote this post in 2003… It concerns me that so many women (and some men) spend their lives agonising about their weight. Given the images of super thin women we see in the media all the time, it is very hard to […]

The ALL BLACKS are eating low carb

“The movie ‘The Sugar Film’ has influenced the players quite a lot I think. Most of the guys now understand that we need to get the sugar out. We’ve come a long way. I would say we are in a low-sugar environment. That’s a big change. We now have nuts […]

Body For Life

This book by Bill Phillips, was published in 1999 and was very popular for the next few years. It was famous for it’s impressive “before and after” shots, taken 12 weeks apart. This was my original review from 2002: Some of the differences in physique are amazing. The first section […]

Atkins Diet

This is my review of the Atkins diet that I originally posted in 2004. It’s hard to believe just how hard the medical industry attacked this book, and much of the information holds up well, certainly a lot better than the mainstream low fat diet misinformation that is still being […]

The Diet Cure by Julia Ross

This is my review of The Diet Cure (1999) by Julia Ross, that I originally posted in 2002 When I read this book by Julia Ross, it immediately made sense. It doesn’t matter how good your diet is, or how suitable for your metabolic type, that won’t help with weight […]

Some Basics Of Eating Well

FOOD 101 Some Basics Of Eating Well – by Ian Gregson FROT Design When a friend asked what foods he should be avoiding to stay healthy, I started thinking – a one page summary of the main basic points could be handy… We all have to start somewhere, and while […]

Stop The Insanity? Or Start The Insanity?

This book by Susan Powter is aimed at those people (sadly, mostly women) who have tried every fad diet and just keep getting fatter. She looks at the myth that we need to eat less to lose weight, and explains why sometimes we need to eat more. (This review of […]

Leslie Kenton On Raw Foods

This is my summary of a talk given by Leslie Kenton, from October 2003: Leslie Kenton is one of the best known proponents of raw foods and juices. Among the topics she covered were the importance of eating raw and natural foods, the effect of chemicals on our hormones and […]