How to keep fit without exercise

About 30 years ago I read a fascinating little book called “How to Keep Fit Without Exercise” by Dr. Peter Steinchron. It was written in the 1950’s, so was an old book even when I read it – but it’s had a big influence on my thinking about exercise ever since. Dr. Steinchron was a …

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The number one cause of chronic illness today

There are many “experts” telling us what we should and shouldn’t eat. Low fat – high carb; low carb – high fat; vegan, keto, and all kinds of other diet theories. Every fad diet sounds convincing – and it’s easy to keep falling for them. But the truth is more simple. My research and practical …

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Why I have started eating more fruit

Fruit is one of the most controversial foods. Should you eat fruit if you have hypoglycemia? Or should you avoid or minimize it? It depends which diet expert you listen to. Some tell you to avoid fruit and particularly, fruit juice, because of the (natural) sugar, which can spike your blood sugar. Others say fruit …

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Intution – the missing link in all diet plans

My previous post about Dr Wolfgang Lutz and his low carb diet advice, has drawn a lot of response. Some people have told me how switching to a low carb diet has transformed their life. Others have shared their struggles with trying to go lower carb, but not knowing how far to reduce carbs and …

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“Low carb” diet advice from a doctor who lived to 97

I‘ve always been skeptical about low-carbohydrate diets, particularly more extreme versions such as keto and carnivore. So, when I first came across Dr Wolfgang Lutz’s book “My Life Without Bread”, I dismissed it without even looking inside. I thought it was just another fad diet promoting the gluten-free, “grains are not designed for human consumption” …

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Most modern diet gurus are educated fools

I’ve watched two videos this week by so-called diet experts, which highlight just how crazy the world of nutrition has become in 2019. The first was by Dr Steven Gundry. He’s written a best-selling book called “The Plant Paradox”. He warns about the dangers of lectins, contained in a wide range of plant foods. These …

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Should you stop drinking coffee and tea?

During the past 40 years, I have quit caffeine many times. But I’ve always come back. The addictive power of coffee and tea is so great, it lures you back even when you vow to never touch another drop again. I started drinking tea at the age of 21. But it wasn’t until my late …

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My thoughts on low carb diets

I get a lot of emails from people asking for advice about what to eat to overcome hypoglycemia. Many of these people are eating low-carb diets. When I recommend they add in a couple of slices of whole grain bread, or similar amount of starchy carbohydrate at each meal, they seem skeptical. They’ve read so …

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