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Healthy Eating: What is the truth about fat and nutrition?

by Colin Tudge

November 13th, 2012

With the present state of research we will never find out what we should and should not eat – but, says Colin Tudge, it is hard to improve on ancient wisdom and common sense. more...
is vegetarianism the way forward?

10 ways to save money on food without compromising your principles

Joanna Blythman

3rd April, 2012

In an extract from her new book What to Eat, investigative journalist Joanna Blythman offers top tips on how to make your food pound go further without scrimping on what you believe in more...
Dietary supplements in pill form

The rise of nutraceuticals: how the ‘placebo-driven’ industry has got us hooked

Bethany Hubbard

23rd March, 2012

Big companies, from PepsiCo to Kellogg’s, are cashing in on our interest in health food ‘quick fixes’ while continuing to sell us high fat, sugary foods more...
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Dietary supplement and functional food industry is ‘placebo-driven’ warns expert

Bethany Hubbard

23rd March, 2012

Monsanto, Kellogg’s and PepsiCo are just a few of the companies cashing in on our addiction to nutraceuticals - the fast-growing pharma food and supplements sector more...
An obesogenic diet

US-style 'obesogenic' diet being exported to poor countries, says UN expert

Tom Levitt

14th March, 2012

The West is exporting diabetes and heart disease to poor countries, along with the processed foods that line the shelves of global supermarkets warns UN advisor Olivier De Schutter more...
Top 10… natural ways to detox

Top 10… natural ways to detox

Laurie Tuffrey

20th January, 2012

From upping your antioxidant intake to raising your yoga game, we round up 10 easy ways to detox – no dodgy pills or extreme diets involved more...
In season now: what to eat during January

In season now: what to eat during January

Ben Hudson

9th January, 2012

Love British Food’s Alexia Robinson talks seasonal eats, New Year’s resolutions and a gastronomic alternative to the Olympics more...
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Starved to death: are high protein diets killing the planet?

Hannah Corr

22nd November, 2011

From the Atkins to the Dukan, protein-based diets are big news in the celebrity world. But what effect is our love affair with meat, fish and cheese having on the environment? more...
Imports of processed cheese and french fries have soared

Why 'long-life' sandwiches could be bad for health and the environment

Sarah Lewis-Hammond

4th August, 2011

Processed food is becoming a national favourite but canned sandwiches, cheese that stays fresh for years and ready meals high in salt, sugar and fat come with a worrying health and ecological footprint, reports Sarah Lewis-Hammond

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What role does nutrition really play in tackling cancer?

Michael Finucane

27th April, 2011

A book by leading biochemist Dr Lawrence Plaskett champions the power of the body to destroy tumours naturally. Why this happens is not always clear but a change of diet and other nutritional and naturopathic measures can aid recovery, says Michael Finucane more...
Spices including star anise, cinnamon, cardamom and peppercorns

Aromatherapy in your kitchen: part two - cooking with spices

Pat Thomas

29th October, 2010

Spices don't simply add flavour to your food - they also aid digestion, protect against bacteria and prevent a range of illnesses more...

Biotech industry fights back over reduced meat calls

Ecologist

11th December, 2009

BBSRC-funded website backlash against sustainable watchdog’s call to reduce meat consumption more...

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A question of meat

Audio: how much meat and dairy is sustainable?

Louise Parry

11th December, 2009

A new report by the Sustainable Development Commission warns that, for the good of our health and the environment, we must reduce our meat and dairy consumption. By how much, asks Louise Parry, in this exclusive audio report more...
Alli - your new best friend?

Behind the Label: Alli (Orlistat)

Pat Thomas

26th August, 2009

It's the popular, over-the-counter diet drug that's now been linked to liver damage. But popping a 'weight loss' pill is not going to solve the obesity crisis - especially with health concerns like these - says Pat Thomas
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Cooking for allergy sufferers

Matilda Lee

1st April 2009

A child’s food allergies can be terrifying in the first instance, but they shouldn’t mean being sentenced to a lifetime of unexciting food. Matilda Lee offers suggestions for a healthy, tasty, non-allergenic diet more...
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Cancer and how to avoid it

Laura Sevier

29th May, 2009

We all carry cancer cells, but we also possess natural defences. Laura Sevier meets Dr David Servan-Schreiber, author of 'Anticancer: A new way of life' to find out more more...
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Ne Vive Pas L'Indifference

Joanna Blytman

20th December, 2008

Food scares like Sudan 1 are finally encouraging Britons to take a more Gallic interest in what they eat more...
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Diet drinks linked to increase in metabolic syndrome

News

14th February, 2008

Study shows drinkers of diet drinks 34 percent more likely to suffer from disease. more...
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How to be healthy: Insomnia

Pat Thomas

4th July, 2007

Sleep deprivation is a worse malaise than most people realise. Pat Thomas explains some of its causes, effects and remedies more...
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Behind the label: Diet Coke

Pat Thomas

1st June, 2006

Far from being the healthy drink implied by its sports sponsorships, Diet Coke is a worrying cocktail of neurotoxic and potentially carcinogenic chemicals more...
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ASBOs vs Nutrition

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2006

Over 1,000 juvenile delinquents showed a 44 per cent drop in antisocial behaviour when put on a low sugar diet. So why is the government completely ignoring what we are feeding our children, and yet is happy to spend £2,500 on administering each ASBO? more...
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Nasty, Brutish & Short

Sally Fallon

1st July, 2003

In the 1930s US dentist Weston Price travelled the world to study the diets of ‘primitive’ peoples. He found a startling lack of disease and proof that a system of environmentally-friendly local food production is the best way to ensure human health.
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Vitamins: what's the real story?

Lynne McTaggart

10th June, 2000

For the last several months, newspapers in Britain have been overflowing with reports that vitamins are bad for our health. The most recent and most damaging of these concerns the supposed discovery, given worldwide publicity, that vitamin C can clog the arteries. Lynne McTaggart deciphers the medical truth more...

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