This is my latest article in the Jersey Evening Post. It outlines my concerns about the EAT report.
My article on vitamin D coincides with the first day of the year we (Jersey) have seen anything more than a few minutes of sunshine, and the rays are great to see 😊☀️ JEP – 400 words – Why we Need Sunshine – Jacqui Carrel It’s that time of year when many are trying to …
My latest opinion piece in the Jersey Evening Post considers the madness of low calorie diets and the benefits of intermittent fasting. The NHS and Diabetes UK have come up with their latest wheeze: starving people to put them into remission from type 2 diabetes. At least they are finally admitting the condition CAN be …
My opinion piece in today’s Jersey Evening Post is about what Big Food does to make you eat their products – and what you can do instead if you so desire.
My article is in today’s JEP 😊 It was written in response to the scary and misinformed headlines of ‘red meat causes cancer’. A meat eater myself, I have pescetarian hubby and vege and vegan friends, and this is not about whether we should eat meat or not, but I do think we …
Can you burn off fat by exercising? No. Can you lose weight by exercising? Yes. Can you gain weight by exercising? Yes. Can you become healthier through exercising? Yes. Can you cause health damage by exercising? Yes. Confused? Let me explain.
What do you think the greatest contributor to dying from disease is? Surprisingly, it’s not poor diet, lack of exercise, or too much drinking and smoking.
Here’s the last post I made in shorter form and a couple of local bits added as an article in today’s Jersey Evening Post 🙂
It’s Shrove Tuesday, which, for many, is synonymous with ‘Pancake Day’. Many of my clients can’t eat wheat (or the other grains), and some can’t have dairy either, so I’ve been experimenting with some grain-free, dairy-free and grain- and dairy-free recipes.
The Times et al advised us on 24th Feb that we should be eating 10 portions of fruit and veg a day, not 5. Surely they are kidding? Here is my take on their article and the subject in general.
Fats (triglyceride lipids) are made up of glycerol and fatty acids; these fatty acids are either saturated, monounsaturated or polyunsaturated. They have the same basic structure (a carbon backbone with hydrogen branches and a carboxyl end); the difference lies in the number of used or spare hydrogen bonds.
Fats are made from fatty acids (FAs); generally they are put into three major groups, but each group has many different types of that type with it. The main groups are saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids; here more about the FAs in each one.
Happily we don’t see so much TV advertising for fat blockers now, but they are still around and promoted all around social media. They are seriously bad news. Why?
The statement ‘eat 3,500 fewer calories a week’ (or use up 3,500 calories by exercising) to lose 1lb is not only ubiquitous, it is stated as fact. The problem is, it’s wrong.
Back to the NHS again; bless their little cotton socks. A few points for trying – and many points off for doing it badly. This time, it’s on the subject of puddings (desserts).
Positive feedback is where a response to a stimulus causes an amplification in the response – during labour, for example. It is a much less common response than negative feedback which is used to maintain physiological and homeostatic control. On the other hand, most negative feedback mechanisms of a variable work with a receptor, control …
Which foods can be especially beneficial for the thyroid gland? Many people with thyroid and autoimmune thyroid conditions have certain vitamin, mineral, fatty acid and amino acid deficiencies, so it makes sense that a diet with adequate micronutrients, lipids and proteins would be helpful, as would a diet low in refined carbohydrates.
Here’s my latest Jersey Evening Post article – on how to stay away from the doctor (and save money):
Pesticides include insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, rodenticides and antimicrobials. For the purposes of this post, we’ll look at the effects of the most ubiquitous – the insecticides and herbicides – which contain both active and inert ingredients.