• Nestlé Wants to Sell You Both Sugary Snacks and Diabetes Pills

    An interesting look at how the world’s largest food company, Nestlé wants to invent and sell ‘food medicine’. Sales in Nestlé’s confectionery business have fallen every year since 2012 and the companies response to this has been to invest heavily in research to create product lines designed to treat specific medical conditions. In other words, Nestlé would sell a problem with one hand and a remedy with the other.


  • Confessions Of A Renegade Doctor

    An intriguing story from a doctor who has transformed her approach to practising medicine by adopting a nutritionally orientated approach to treating patients. Dr Joanne McCormack is part of a a global movement of doctors and scientists who are treating chronic diseases in a non-interventionist way based ultimately on the very simple idea that if a food has been eaten for millions of years, it must be safe.


  • Diets Heavy In Fructose Damage Genes Related To Memory And Metabolism, Says Study

    Researchers at the University of California in Los Angeles have found that fructose damages brain cells and can lead to a wide range of diseases, from diabetes and heart disease to Alzheimer’s. The study is the first to examine all of the gene networks affected by fructose that result in changes to brain function and metabolism.


  • New ABS data reveals how much sugar Australians really consume

    New data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics found that in 2011-2012, Australians were consuming an average of 60g of sugars each day, or the equivalent of 14 teaspoons of white sugar. Sugar intake was highest among teenage males, who consumed an average 92g.


  • Egg Wraps

    Libby from ‘Ditch The Carbs’ shows how easy to prepare Egg Wraps can be adapted to multiple dishes and flavoured to suit your tastes. Eaten hot or cold, the wraps contain almost no carbs and can even be layered on top of one another (with ingredients in between) to create a delicious egg stack.


  • Put Tax On Sugared Drinks On Table

    Calls for a tax on sugar sweetened beverages in Australia are increasing. The Medical Journal of Australia takes a look at the pros and cons of implementing such a tax and the impact it would have on obesity in Australia. Jane Martin, executive manager of the Obesity Policy Coalition, argues that “The public is over the line, it’s the politicians and the public health groups who need to catch up.”


  • Records Found In Dusty Basement Undermine Decades Of Dietary Advice

    Christopher Ramsden of the National Institutes of Health has unearthed raw data from a 40-year-old study that challenges the dogma that eating vegetable fats instead of animal fats is good for the heart. The Randomised Controlled Trial was unpublished and recorded 9,423 study participants, ages 20 to 97, all living in state mental hospitals or a nursing home. “It tested the [diet-heart] hypothesis and rejected it.”


  • Lamb Roast Filled with Herbs and Cream Cheese

    The weather is starting to cool down and that means delicious roasts are back on the menu. This recipe from Diet Doctor adds a cream cheese and herb twist to the traditional lamb roast and creates a fat-filled bundle of deliciousness which is perfect for winter.


  • Will The Paleo Diet Increase Heart Disease Again?

    Professor Grant Schofield and George Henderson take a look at a new analysis on the correlation between fat intake and cholesterol levels published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. They conclude that the study has gone way beyond what the data says and in fact makes claims that the data does not say. The data certainly says nothing about the possible benefits or harms of people eating paleo or LCHF.