What is Food? Part I: There is no such thing as food

The past couple of posts have been looking at the problems with nutritional science in general, and issues with the paleo diet concept in particular. I think that it’s important when it comes to nutrition (or any aspect of life) to keep an open mind, and question your beliefs. I suppose the question is now …

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Why you should be Pro-Biotic: Part III – Meet the Troops

In last week’s instalment of this series of articles on the gut flora mircobiome and its importance to health, we looked at its role in digestion, and how we are reliant on it in order to be able to absorb much of the energy and essential nutrients from our food. Aiding digestion is only one …

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Know Your Enemy – Selfish Genes: Is your DNA out to get you?

There is a lot of talk in the “paleosphere” about which foods “want” to be eaten, and which foods “don’t want to be eaten”. Most notably, I’d recommend checking out the thoughts of Chris Masterjohn and Ned Knock on fruit if you haven’t done so already. When writing about evolution and natural selection, it is …

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